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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 7: October 7, 2005

Statement from President Kupchella about NCAA appeal decision

Obviously, we do not agree with the decision, and we will continue to press our case through all of the levels of review and beyond as necessary. Because of the harshness of the words “hostile” and “abusive” we have no choice but to pursue an appeal and prove, in a court of law if necessary, that this choice of words was inappropriate, and in no way describes what we do here at the University of North Dakota.

It is not at all obvious to us why the NCAA finds the nicknames “Chippewas,” “Seminoles,” and “Utes,” worthy of exceptions, but somehow “Sioux” is deemed hostile and abusive. We must press our case, because to let the charge of hostile and abusive stand would have a chilling effect to prospective faculty, staff, and most importantly, prospective American Indian students we are here to serve. Even those here opposed to the use of the nickname on campus recognize that UND offers perhaps the best opportunity for many American Indian students to get an education. I would also note that the schools exempted thus far have been exempted on the basis of a “special relationship” with American Indian tribes, yet our proportionate number of American Indian students and the number of substantive programs in support of American Indian students exceeds that of all of the exempted schools combined.

– Charles Kupchella, president

Carmen Williams named interim registrar

The vice president for academic affairs and provost is pleased to announce the appointment of Carmen Williams as interim registrar, replacing Nancy Krogh, who will become registrar at the University of Idaho. Carmen Williams, interim registrar from 1999-2000, is currently director of institutional research.

– Greg Weisenstein, provost


President 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.


Beyond Boundaries exhibitor sessions open to all

The Beyond Boundaries technology conference will open the exhibitor sessions to the public as well as registered participants. The registered participants will have priority, since some rooms can accommodate more than others. The exhibitor sessions are Thursday, Oct. 6, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Memorial Union. For more information, visit

— Trish McGuire, conference coordinator, continuing education


Christus Rex hosts book study

Christus Rex will host a book study of God’s Politics by Jim Wallis 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


Seminar will discuss “Spatial Dynamics of Amphibian Populations”

The biology department will host a biology seminar Friday, Oct. 7, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Robert Newman (biology) will present “Spatial Dynamics of Amphibian Populations: Insights from Multifaceted Studies of Pond-Breeding Anurans.” Everyone is welcome.

– Biology


ALANA Week events listed

Every year, the ALANA (Asian, Latino, African and Native American) organizations at the University come together to celebrate ALANA week. From Oct. 3-7, organizations under the ALANA umbrella unite and celebrate their respective cultures.

The final event of the week is set for Friday, Oct. 7, when everyone is invited to take part in the fifth annual ALANA family reunion, with an afternoon of ethnic foods, games and the UNDiversity discussion, Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University Ave., 2 to 6 p.m.

– Multicultural student services, 777-4259


German scientist will give physics colloquium

Physics will host a colloquium Friday, Oct. 7. “Neutron and X-Ray Diffraction of High Resolving Power on the Structure of Oxide Glasses” will be presented by Uwe Hoppe, Rostock University Institute of Physics, Rostock, Germany. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall; the colloquium follows at 4 p.m. in 209 Witmer Hall.

– Physics


Law 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 of Law.

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 populations.

Two courses are available to choose from, either a 3K or a 5K course, and you may run or walk either course. 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

— Rob Carolin, School of Law


Vegan club meets Oct. 8

The vegan supper club will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3610 Cherry St. The theme is casseroles. Anyone interested in vegetarian food is welcome. Bring a dish and the recipe or just come and taste. Please RSVP to Brenna Kerr at 777-9771.

– Brenna Kerr, dietitian, student health services


Graduate committee meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet at 3:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in 305 Twamley Hall.


1. Approval of minutes from Oct. 3 meeting.
2. New academic program request from nursing for an RN to M.S. program.
3. Request for change in program requirements: Ph.D. in nursing requirement for statistics course.
4. Matters arising.
5. Adjourn.

— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.


Library, Nordic Initiative host Norwegian conference Oct. 10, 11

The Chester Fritz Library, in conjunction with the UND Nordic Initiative, announces a conference, “Norwegian Heritage in the United States: Resources and Research Experiences,” Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10-11.
The conference will bring together speakers and participants from Norway and the U.S. to describe and discuss resources and researchers’ experiences pertaining to Norwegian history, ancestry, and immigration to the United States.

Featured speakers will include: Steinar Opstad, founder, American University, Moss, Norway; Blaine Hedberg, fellow, Gerhard B. Naeseth Chair Vesterheim Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library; Yngve Nedrebo, state archivist, Bergen, Norway; Rasmus Sunde, associate professor of history, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Norway; Deb Nelson Gourley, author and publisher on Norwegian heritage; and Millie Ohnstad, researcher and consultant on Norwegian heritage.

Sessions will include:

  • Examination of emigration resources and historical organizations found in Norway;
  • Exploration of how technology has changed the search for ancestors,
  • Efforts of U. S. libraries and associations to collect immigration and genealogical resources, and
  • Experiences of genealogists researching Norwegian ancestry.

Leaders of Norwegian-American associations, historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists and anyone interested in Norwegian heritage are encouraged to participate.

For more information, please contact conference services at, 777-2663, or


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Women’s Center’s 11th annual display of the North Dakota Clothesline Project is Monday, Oct. 10, to Friday, Oct. 14, Ballroom, Memorial Union. 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.

The “Take Back the Night” Rally and March is set for Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom. Tanya Brown (Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister) will be the speaker.

– Women’s Center


Lecturer will discuss “Arsenic and Old Waste”

Barbara Sherriff from the University of Manitoba will present the next LEEPS lecture Tuesday, Oct. 11, with “Arsenic and Old Waste: Tales of Orphaned Gold Mine Waste in Manitoba,” 3:15 p.m., 100 Leonard Hall. The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS) 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 current significance.

For more information, contact Dexter Perkins, 777-2991.

– Geology and geological engineering


Faculty lecture series starts Oct. 11 with “The Casino Compromise”

The 2005-06 faculty lecture series starts Tuesday, Oct. 11, with a look at “The Casino Compromise: The Law and Politics of Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty,” 4:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. A 4 p.m. reception will precede the talk. Kathryn Rand, associate professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Law, and Dr. Steven Light, associate professor of political science and public administration in the College of Business and Public Administration, will team up for the talk, which is based on their new book, Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise, published in September 2005 by the University Press of Kansas.
The faculty lecture series is planned by Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors, who hold UND’s highest honor for faculty. The series is funded by the president’s office.

Indian gaming has become one of today’s hottest political issues. As many tribes pursue gaming as a means of economic development and strengthened tribal governments, policymakers struggle to balance Indian gaming’s costs and benefits. Light and Rand will discuss how they grappled with researching and writing about the myriad complexities of Indian gaming and tribal sovereignty, and explore their findings concerning legal and political compromises reflected in the interactions of tribal, state, and federal governments.


Lecture 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 physics.
“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 discuss the 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 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, professor of physics, 777-3530, and Timothy Young, assistant professor of physics, 777-4709


Theology for Lunch series continues

Join us for hearty food, engaging discussion, and good fellowship at the upcoming October Theology for Lunch series. Scheduled for Oct. 11, 18, and 25 at noon at the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, the series will focus on “Is God Still Speaking to Us?” Bring a friend and enjoy the experience.

– Lisa Burger (student academic services), on behalf of the Campus Ministry Association


Career 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 Multipurpose Gym.

More than 150 companies will participate. 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


Libraries offer Scopus training

The University of North Dakota Libraries staff invites students, faculty, and staff to training sessions and an open house to learn about Scopus,, a new web research tool that is the most extensive abstract and citation database ever assembled – currently 28 million records from 1966 to the present covering articles from over 14,200 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 international publishers covering social science, scientific, medical, and technical subjects. Scopus will help you keep up-to-date on new research, find unexpected connections between subject areas, locate patent information, see reference lists from articles, and discover who is citing your publications.

Scopus at UND was funded through the University of North Dakota Libraries, North Dakota INBRE, and UND Neuroscience COBRE.

Training sessions will be presented by a Scopus trainer and are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., 108 Chester Fritz Library, and from 1:30 to 3 p.m., B320 Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Open house will be Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main level, Memorial Union.

Please plan to attend. There will be refreshments and giveaways, including an i-Pod.

– Judy Rieke, ND INBRE electronic resources coordinator and assistant director, Library of the Health Sciences


Faculty will discuss writing, critical thinking assessments

Last spring, more than 20 faculty were involved in a pilot effort to conduct a direct assessment of learning regarding two general education goals. Come to the next On Teaching session, “How Are Our Students Doing? Findings from the General Education Assessment of Writing and Critical Thinking” to find out what they did – and what they learned. And be prepared to offer your own ideas for what comes next. Which goals should be this year’s target for direct assessment? How do you think it should be done? And what should we do with the findings from last spring’s work?

This session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union. To register for lunch (provided by instructional development), call 777-4998 or e-mail Lunch reservations must be received by noon Monday, Oct. 10.

– Joan Hawthorne, writing center


Leadership series continues

Robert Boyd, vice president of student and outreach services, will present “The Seven Things Highly Effective Leaders Don’t Do,” Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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 talk is:

  • s 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

— Memorial Union


Senate library committee meets Oct. 13

The University Senate library committee will meet at the Chester Fritz Library Thursday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in Room 217D.

– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library


Wind Ensemble, University Band present first concert of season

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted by James Popejoy, will present their first concert of the season Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium.

This concert will explore a wide variety of styles and genres. The Wind Ensemble will open their portion of the program with the classic “Festive Overture” by Dmitri Shostakovich, followed by a new programmatic work, “Sunrise At Angel’s Gate.” Written by British composer Philip Sparke, “Sunrise” was commissioned by the United States Army Field Band and is based on reflections from the composer of his first visit to the Grand Canyon. Senior music performance major Adam Cowger from Grand Forks will be featured in a performance of Eric Ewazen’s “Concerto for Marimba.” The ensemble will also present “Four Scottish Dances” of Malcolm Arnold, and close the concert with a performance of Frank Ticheli’s “Vesuvius.”

The University Band will open the concert with John Wasson’s “American Fanfare.” Also on their program will be a new classically-styled three movement work by Werner Bruggemann, “Sinfonietta Classica.” Several descriptive pieces of music will round out their program, including “Wilderness Scenes” by Michael Sweeney; graduate conductor Melissa Kary’s presentation of “Old Churches”; a unique work by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Michael Colgrass; and “In The Center Ring” by Robert Sheldon.

Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission, $2 for students and senior citizens, or $10 per family.
For additional information concerning this performance, please contact the UND Band Department at 777-2815.

– James Popejoy, director of bands


Celebrate Ukraine Thursday night

The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., hosts cultural nights at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Join us Oct. 13 to celebrate the culture of Ukraine. Everyone is welcome.

– International programs, 777-6438


Master Chorale holds “Just Desserts” fundraiser concert

The Grand Forks Master Chorale, under the direction of Jonathan Nero, will start their 23rd season with the annual fundraising “Just Desserts” concert, Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art.

The Master Chorale will offer a glimpse of its upcoming season with an evening of sumptuous desserts, light entertainment and a raffle of prizes. Tickets are available through Master Chorale members and at the door, or via e-mail at

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

  • Oct. 23, “Shakespeare in the 20th Century” concert at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec 4, Christmas concert at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
  • Feb. 26, Spring concert at United Lutheran Church.
  • April 30, Masterworks concert at Holy Family Catholic Church.

A 30-plus voice auditioned choir, the Grand Forks Master Chorale is supported through grants from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, the Myra Foundation, and the City of Grand Forks via a regranting program through the North Valley Arts Council.


World Food Day teleconference set for Oct. 14

The 2005 World Food Day Teleconference: “Reflections on Fighting Hunger: Roads not Taken; Goals not Met; the Journey Ahead,” will feature Frances Moore Lappe, author of more than a dozen books including Diet for a Small Planet. Lappe will give her perspective on the human-made causes of hunger and the significance of our everyday choices in creating a world free of hunger. The 22nd annual three-hour teleconference will be broadcast from Washington D.C. Friday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. At noon, a film produced by John de Graaf and Hana Jindrova and distributed by Bullfrog Films, Silent Killer, will be shown. The film examines problems and solutions for ending world hunger. For more information, contact me.

— Devon Hansen, site coordinator, geography department, 777-4587


Johnson will discuss EPSCoR research

The geography department is pleased to announce that Gary Johnson, assistant vice president for research, will speaker at an upcoming forum at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. His talk is titled, “North Dakota EPSCoR: Its Role in the UND Research Infrastructure.” All members of the UND community are invited.

– Kevin Romig, geography


Space studies holds weekly star parties

Space studies will hold a weekly star party every Friday through late October.

This year’s theme, “Have dinner with the stars!” will provide Grand Forks area residents with weekly opportunities to enjoy the night sky, learn about astronomy and the universe in which we live, observe through a variety of telescopes, and learn about efforts to build North Dakota’s first professional astronomical observatory. Participants will be able to purchase meals, drinks, and snacks at the observatory during every star party. Proceeds from these sales will go toward the observatory project.

The purposes of the star parties include educating the Grand Forks’ community about the science and beauty of astronomy, fostering greater understanding of the relevance of astronomy to human society, and promoting space studies’ efforts to build a large astronomical observatory.

Special star parties can also be arranged for community, civic, and business groups.

Star parties begin at dusk at the observatory. Drive west on Highway 2 about 10 miles. Just past mile marker 346, turn left onto a gravel road. After passing several homes and crossing railroad tracks, turn right at a T-intersection. Drive one-half mile and take the first left. The observatory is another one-half mile along this road on the left side.
For more information, contact me.

— Paul Hardersen, space studies, at 777-4896,


Northern Lights psychology conference set for Oct. 15

The fifth annual Northern Lights psychology conference is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, on campus. This all-day conference, hosted by the psychology department, will feature paper and poster presentations from psychologists and students residing in the Northern Plains.

The keynote speaker will be Albert Bandura from Stanford University, whose talk is titled “Abating Global Problems through Social Cognitive Means.” This talk documents the power of enabling social modeling to reduce burgeoning population growth, raise the status of women in societies in which they are subjugated and denied their freedom and dignity, curtail the AIDS epidemic, etc. in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Bandura will also present a talk and video of the highly successful Delancey Street project that has transformed the lives of hard core drug addicts and criminals.

We hope to see you, your colleagues and students at this year’s conference. For more information about the 2005 conference, including electronic paper and poster submissions, check the conference web site at A block of rooms, with reduced conference rates, at the Hilton Garden Inn (call 1-800-445-8667 or 701-775-6000) has been reserved for Oct. 14 and 15.

– Doug Peters, director, Northern Lights psychology conference


Participants 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, 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


Counseling center director candidate will take part in open forum

An open forum will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Gregory Lambeth, a candidate for director of the Counseling Center, will present his vision of a University Counseling Center. This will be followed by a question and answer period. All faculty, staff, and students are invited. Participation by all is encouraged for all or part of the session.

– Jerry Bulisco, search committee chair


Faculty invited to involve students in “Make a Difference Day”

Faculty are invited to involve student advisees and classes in activities scheduled in conjunction with national Make a Difference Day in October.

With the theme, “Building Bridges to Change: Steps to Social Action,” programming will include a speaker on preparing for alternative careers through service work, a nonprofit career fair, a luncheon presentation by UND faculty recipients of 2004-2005 public scholarship fund research awards, and a UND student wounded during his military service in Iraq.

The schedule follows:

  • Oct. 18, 8 p.m., “Project Sledgehammer: The Benefits of Career Volunteering,” by Mark Stefanick, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, introduction by Leah Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA Service Learning Coordinator, Center for Community Engagement.
  • Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., nonprofit career fair, South Ballroom, Memorial Union; noon to 1:30 p.m., luncheon panel, “Faculty Making a Difference: Public Scholarship for Social Action,” River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Reservations required, please call Leah Johnson at 777-2706 or e-mail; 3 p.m., “Leadership through Crisis: Never Leave a Fallen Comrade” with speakers CSM Kevin Remington and student Sgt. Brandon Erickson, South Ballroom, Memorial Union.
  • Oct. 22, Make a Difference Day.

Events are sponsored by the UND Center for Community Engagement, Volunteer Bridge, the nonprofit leadership certificate program, career services, the University program council (UPC), the Memorial Union’s leadership workshop series, and the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and area.
More information is available at

— Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement


Used book sale will be Oct. 21, 22

The 2005 annual AAUW (American Association of University Women) used book sale will be held in the Grand Cities Mall Friday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds fund scholarships.

– Dianne Stam, University Learning Center, for AAUW


Master Chorale presents “Shakespeare in the 20th Century” concert

The Grand Forks Master Chorale will hold their fall concert, “Shakespeare in the 20th Century,” Sunday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks. Tickets, available through the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 777-4090, are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, with special prices for senior citizens ($8 in advance, $10 at the door) and students ($5 in advance, $7 at the door).

Under the direction of Jonathan Nero of Fargo, the Master Chorale will focus on modern music with a Shakespeare theme, including “Sweet and Twenty,” a piece by Grand Forks composer Daniel Pederson.

The concert also includes three madrigals by Emma Lou Diemer: “O Mistress Mine, Where are You Roaming?” from Twelfth Night, “Take, O Take Those Lips Away” from Measure for Measure, and “Sigh no More, Ladies, Sigh no More!” from Much Ado About Nothing.

Other works include:

  • From Twelfth Night: “Sweet and Twenty,” “I am Gone, Sir,” Kenneth Neufeld.
  • From As You Like It: “It was a Lover and His Lass,” Gerald Finzi (1901-1956), “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind” John Rutter (b. 1945).
  • From The Merchant of Venice: “Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred,” Matthew Harris (b. 1956, “Fancie,” Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), “Serenade to Music,” Ralph Vaughan Williams.
  • “Cuckoo from Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Stephen Chatman (b. 1950), “The Willow Song from Othello,” Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), “Fear no More the Heat O’ the Sun from Cymbeline,” Roger Quilter (1877-1953).

— Grand Forks Master Chorale


Web conference focuses on recruiting/retaining diverse faculty

The affirmative action and vice president for academic affairs/provost’s offices will host a web conference, “Best Practices in Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty,” Tuesday, Oct. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. There is no charge to attend. To register, please contact University Within the University (U2), 777-2128, Administrators, department chairs, and supervisors are encouraged to attend.

– Affirmative action and provost’s offices


U2 lists workshops

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, 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.

  • Excel XP, Intermediate: Oct. 25, 26, and 27, 9 to11 a.m., 361 Upson II (six hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Beginning. Work with templates, filter and sort data, import and export data, work with advanced formulas, analyze and share data. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
  • Reexamining the Rules of Investing: Oct. 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union, or Oct. 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. With today’s topsy-turvy stock market and news of corporate wrongdoing, many investors want to be better informed about how their retirement savings are being invested and about the companies that are investing on their behalf. This presentation helps alleviate participants’ concerns about the recent market downturn. We examine different ways TIAA-CREF helps participants protect their financial future through our investment strategy, and corporate policies that work to keep their interests first and we offer strategies to consider during the downturn to help them stay on track that include reexamining investment strategy, comparing expenses, saving more and speaking with us about specific concerns. Presenter: Kevin McNabb, TIAA-CREF.
  • Best Practices in Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty: Oct. 25, noon to 2 p.m. (limited seating), 305 Twamley Hall. While the diversity of undergraduate student populations is steadily increasing, faculty diversity continues to lag behind, especially in fields such as engineering and science. Research indicates that a diverse faculty directly contributes to educational quality and excellence, better prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global, pluralistic society and exposes students to a broader range of scholarly perspectives. Achieving faculty diversity, however, remains a significant challenge. Join us to explore hiring and retaining underrepresented groups.
  • Employee and Non-Employee Travel Policies and Procedures, And Food Purchase: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Brush up on the procedures to follow for employee ticket authorizations, direct billing of airline tickets and employee travel expense vouchers; as well as on the travel procedures to follow for non-employees, students and nonresident aliens. Review of food purchases. Presenters: Lisa Heher, Bonnie Nerby, and Allison Peyton.
  • The Lost Art of Listening, Where did it go and how can we get it back? Oct. 27, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Fee: $20 (includes materials and refreshments). The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Perhaps the most basic thing we give to each other is our attention. When people are talking, there’s no need to do anything but receive them. Just take them in, listen to what they’re saying, care about it. Most times caring about it is even more important than understanding it. This workshop will help you to slow long enough to consider the importance of this age-old art and will give you a chance to practice new ways of listening and experience the impact of listening. Presenter: Kristine Paranica.
  • Power Point XP, Intermediate: Oct. 31, Nov. 2 and 4, 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: Heidi Strande.
  • Surviving the Holidays: Nov. 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Learn how to reduce the stress in your life during the holiday season by re-examining your holiday values. We will provide you with a free holiday planning guide and offer tips to help you create a holiday budget. Presenter: MaryBeth Vigeland, certified consumer credit counselor, The Village Family Service Center.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program


Dog mushing course provided for school children

The Dakota Science Center is sponsoring these fall activities designed for elementary and middle school children. For more information or to register, contact the Dakota Science Center at (701) 795-8500 or e-mail the director,

  • The Art and Science of Dog Mushing, Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 27, for grades 4 and 5, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. (healthy after-school snacks will be provided), Ben Franklin School and the Greenway. Students will examine the history of dog mushing, explore the physics of dog mushing and veterinary science, receive two books about sled dog care and equipment safety, and take a field trip to the Greenway for a dog sled demonstration.
  • The same sessions, this time for middle school students, will be Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. (health after-school snacks will be provided), Schroeder Middle School and the Greenway.
    Cost is $50 per student.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Dakota Science Center.


Empire hosts Forx Film Fest

The Forx Film Fest will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19. The film festival is an annual event for new, old and “wannabe” film directors of the Midwest region, including Wisconsin, Montana, Nebraska and bordering provinces in Canada. The films can be short or feature length, but cannot have a budget larger than $100,000.
There are five categories for which you can submit a film: student films, short subjects, music videos, documentaries and features. Awards are given for each category, including a fan favorite.

To enter, submit an application and pay a $15 entry fee for short films and $20 for features by Oct. 21. You can find applications at or call 746-5500. The movies can be submitted either on VHS or DVD. Formats available for showing include VHS, DVD, and 16 mm film. Other video formats may be possible if arrangements are made in advance. You will be notified the week of Oct. 31 if your film has been selected to be shown during the festival.

On Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., the first of three film showings will be held. Saturday at 10:30 a.m., a film discussion group will meet. Following the discussion group are the second and third film sessions at 1 and 7 p.m. All sessions are open to the public. After the last movie is shown awards will be distributed. Time will be given for directors to talk about their movie and answer any questions from the audience. Tickets for the film festival will be sold at the door during the festival.

If you have any questions or would like more information please call Erika or Mark at the Empire Arts Center, 746-5500, or visit

— Jan Orvik, editor, for Empire Arts Center


Atmospheric sciences awarded $565,000 NASA grant

Xiquan Dong as principal investigator, along with Patrick Minnis and Tony Del Genio, two NASA senior scientists, have been awarded $565,000 from NASA to conduct research in climate modeling, satellite remote sensing, and surface remote sensing.

This project will help NASA to partially answer the following three scientific questions: (1) What are the effects of clouds on Earth’s climate? (2) How can predictions of climate variability and change be improved? (3) How well can transient climate variations be understood and predicted?

It is the team’s goal to eventually improve the representation of clouds in climate models and to have more accurate climate predictions using satellite and surface observations.

– UND aerospace


EERC leads project to reduce health risks from pesticide exposure

The Energy & Environmental Research Center has been awarded $496,000 to initiate and lead a program to determine the health risks caused by exposure to pesticides. This is the first phase of a planned multiyear $9 million program. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Recent medical literature suggests that exposure to pesticides is associated with a number of health problems, including neurologic dysfunction. Exposure to pesticides has been linked to an increased risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. An estimated 18 new cases of pesticide-related illnesses occur each year for every 100,000 workers in the United States.

The EERC-led program will provide a better overall understanding of how people are exposed to pesticides and the impacts of pesticide exposure on human health. The first step in this program will involve investigating a correlation between the occurrence of neurological diseases and pesticide use in our region. Next, researchers will evaluate the transport and potential neurological effects of pesticides and their by-products. Finally, strategies will be developed to reduce the risk of pesticide exposure for at-risk populations.

The northern Great Plains region represents a unique opportunity to investigate the links between pesticide use and neurodegenerative diseases. Most areas of the United States are exposed to a wide range of pollutants from industrial sources, making the task of discerning the health effects of pesticides more difficult to quantify. Previous research at the EERC has demonstrated that pesticides are more prevalent relative to other airborne organic pollutants in North Dakota and, therefore, it will be easier to differentiate the effects of pesticides from other pollutants.

Program partners include the medical school, nursing college, and psychology department. Additionally, key contributions are being made through collaborative arrangements with the North Dakota State University Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Statistics Service, and the North Dakota Department of Health Division of Vital Records.



Consortium led by UND awarded full membership in AmericaView Inc

The North Dakota View Consortium, led by UND, has been awarded full membership in the AmericaView Inc. program. North Dakota View is one of two statewide consortiums added to the national group this year following a competitive application process. Currently, 25 states are members, although only 16 are funded by the program to date.

The AmericaView program, funded by the U.S. Geological Survey and maintained by the non-profit AmericaView Inc., focuses on promoting the use of satellite remote sensing data and technologies to support applied research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer among states. North Dakota View will work to advance remote sensing curricula at state universities as well as state and tribal colleges. It will also facilitate the use of remotely sensed data in research that addresses resource management issues in the state. Funding for North Dakota View is about $90,000 per year and the commitment period is long-term and unspecified.

Remote sensing involves the collection of information, typically in the form of photographs or digital images, about the Earth’s surface using cameras and other sensors mounted on aircraft or spacecraft. Remote sensing is frequently used to map landscape features and to monitor environmental change on geographic scales ranging from local to global. It has relevance to agriculture, natural resources management and conservation, and urban planning.
The North Dakota View Consortium is led by UND researchers Bradley Rundquist (geography), and Shan de Silva (space studies). Other partners at UND are the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium, the Regional Weather Information Center, the Energy & Environmental Research Center, and the Department of Atmospheric Science. Additional consortium partners include the NDSU Extension Service, Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt, Mayville State University, the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department (Geographic Information Systems Office), the Ducks Unlimited Great Plains Regional Office in Bismarck, and Dakota Science Center of Grand Forks.


Argenziano named assistant director of aviation safety

Frank Argenziano has been appointed assistant director of aviation safety at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. He has been with UND since 1974 and has previously served as director of aircraft maintenance and as facilities manager and special projects coordinator.

Argenziano has over 45 years of aviation-related experience and is a commercial and multi-engine pilot. He is an FAA-certified airframe and power plant mechanic, holds an inspection authorization, and has served as an FAA-designated mechanic examiner. Argenziano received his technical certification from Parks College of St. Louis University, and a B.A. in social sciences from NDSU. He is a graduate of the Air Line Pilot Association (ALPA) advanced accident investigation course which is held in Grand Forks.
Argenziano assumed his new duties Oct. 1.

– UND aerospace.


University 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 closed materials.

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 to costs:

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

-Counsel. – Julie Evans, general counsel


Cultural awareness committee mini grants available

The cultural awareness committee (CAC) is committed to increase awareness of and sensitivity to diversity which contributes to the strength of our campus community. CAC seeks to eliminate prejudice, stereotypes, racism, ethnocentrism, misunderstanding, and lack of understanding concerning the many cultural groups at UND by bringing diverse people together in positive situations. CAC is pleased to announce the availability of four mini grants for $250 to be used for the promotion of cultural awareness and sensitivity throughout the campus community. Applications can be obtained by contacting American Indian student services, 777-4291 or


Insurance coverage available for University-sponsored field trips

The University and its employees are protected by the risk management fund for negligent acts or omissions of employees, within the scope of their employment, that result in damage to personal property, injury, or death. Employees are covered by this policy while accompanying students on field trips.

In addition to this coverage, the University purchases a travel accident policy for students participating in University-sponsored field trips, funded by the vice president for finance and operations. This policy provides the following insurance coverage to students:

  1. Accident medical expense - maximum benefit is $1,000 per person
  2. Accidental death and dismemberment - principal sum of $10,000

This policy provides coverage for any accident that is not caused by actions of the University of North Dakota or its employees. Example: A student falls and breaks his leg while on a field trip and while in transit in a state vehicle in Minneapolis. If the field trip involves unusual activities such as canoeing, rafting, or skiing, which are not normal activities, the department must contact campus safety and security at 777-3341 in advance. Such activity must be approved by the company underwriter as an additional premium is usually requested for such trips.

The travel accident coverage is only provided to those students whose department has submitted a student field trip report prior to the date of the field trip. All departments are strongly encouraged to provide this coverage for their students. The student field trip form may be retrieved at Please dispose of all old forms. Submit the completed report to Campus Safety and Security, Box 9031.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this insurance coverage, please call our office at 777-3341.

– Corrinne Kjelstrom, insurance specialist


New features will enhance PeopleSoft systems

With ConnectND fully operational on all campuses, staff can devote time to enhancing the systems.

  • ConnectND was implemented with the capability to calculate cumulative grade point averages. For some campuses, institutional GPA is also very important and a modification to the student system will enable that function. The PeopleSoft system is closer to providing this than was earlier thought so the modification will be less involved and won’t cost as much as previously thought. Institutional GPA is expected to be available in November.
  • Student administration is planning to have the Ad Astra room scheduling software in testing within the next month.
  • Information learned during a Sept. 14 meeting with TouchNet and Oracle will enable student administration to plan when the TouchNet electronic payment system can be ready. Implementation was delayed because the PeopleSoft and TouchNet softwares, when combined, weren’t able to handle a multi-campus situation.
  • Student system staff is working on graduation audit, the official review of courses a student has taken and progress made toward meeting graduation requirements. The first step – automated transfer credit – has been set up for several campuses. Once that is completed for those remaining, staff will work with all the schools to install the rest of the graduation audit program.
  • The new NDUS inter-functional team and the executive oversight committee will discuss upgrades to PeopleSoft version 8.9 before an implementation schedule is finalized. The state is testing 8.9 this fall.
  • Campus personnel have been trained and will be able to write PeopleSoft queries when the separate query environments are ready for use. Finance is ready, HRMS is nearly ready and the student system query environment will be there later this fall.

– North Dakota University System


Destroy/disregard credit card offers

Departments should disregard/destroy any credit card offers from vendors (Example: Target, MilesOne Business Platinum Visa, Lowes Home Improvement Stores). Department personnel are not authorized to enter into any credit card agreements not administered by UND, which only supports the Visa purchasing card and the UND travel card.

To obtain a Visa purchasing card:

  • Contact Kathie Howes, accounting services, 777-2915.
  • Submit application form (, select “Forms”).
  • Attend a required training session prior to receiving purchasing card.

— Allison Peyton, accounting services


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and The Department of Homeland Security have launched a number of programs and events to educate Internet users about safe online practices throughout October in observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. NCSA’s web site,, contains cyber security tips, practices and resources to help you stay safe online. Another web site, provides practical tips to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. For more information on these and other cyber security awareness issues, visit the UND IT security web site,, click on the Awareness menu button, and come back often throughout the month of October!

— Brad Miller, ITSS


Staff Senate scholarship winners named

2005-2006 Staff Senate scholarship winners (and their parents in parentheses) are: David Brown (Michael Brown, dining support services, and Lisa Brown, housing office), Christopher John Plante (John Plante, law school), Jason Randall Lillibridge (Randall Lillibridge, EERC), Daniel M. Thompson (Victoria Thompson, scientific computing center), Kasey Borboa (Connie Borboa, admissions), Angela Kathleen Brockling (Thomas Brockling (University police department, and Jacque Brockling, facilities), Brian, Laura, and Kathleen Schostag (Susan Schostag, enrollment management), Sarah Elizabeth Walters (Pamela Jo Walters, continuing education), Jeremy L. Rodahl (Leyton Rodahl, facilities), Holly Marie Pesch (Lori Pesch, teaching and learning), Elaine Argenziano (Frank Argenziano, UND aerospace), Patrick Cox (Donald Cox, EERC), and Jason Naas (Christine Naas, UND aerospace).
Thank you for your support.

– Staff Senate fundraising scholarship committee


Participants sought for possible van pool from Fargo to UND

I live in Fargo and commute every day to UND. I found out about a van pool program supported by the Fargo-Moorhead COG and I would like to share this information with other staff at UND in case anyone is interested.
The van pool program provides new nine- or 15-passenger vans to a group who would lease them directly from the company. Vans that run on E85 are also available.

One employee would be the lead driver and keep the van at their home. The leases can be ended at any time with a 30-day notice.

FM Metro COG has funds to bring down the cost of the lease to employees. They will pay half of the lead driver’s cost for one year and 10 percent of the rest of the riders cost for one year, and contribute $50 in gas costs per month to the group.

To be eligible for the subsidy, at least five people need to join the pool. Some other advantages to van pooling include the ability to pre-tax your fuel cost and monthly lease cost. Using an E 85 van this would cut fuel cost about $1 per gallon. It works like a flex plan. Also included in the lease are all maintenance and insurance costs associated with the van. The person who keeps the van at home is also allowed some personal use of the van.
Those interested can contact Mike Kunza at .

- Hana Hammad, lab technician, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics


Volunteers sought for pesticide study

Volunteers are sought to take part in a study, “Occupation Type, Pesticide Exposure, and Neuropsychological Function: The Case for Agricultural Workers,” conducted by Ric Ferraro (psychology).

The purpose of the study is to examine if some occupations (farmers vs. non-farmers) are more risky than others and how pesticide exposure possibly contributes to this increased risk. Farm-related occupations are commonly exposed to various pesticides, yet little is known how this exposure impacts neuropsychological (i.e., thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, memory) performance. This performance may be worse in those who are at a higher risk for pesticide exposure. Also, the aging process may increase as a result of this exposure risk. Thus, participants across a wide age range (35-74 years of age) will be tested.

Farmers will be defined as those with a documented history of an occupation that involves chronic pesticide exposure (e.g., farmer, farm worker, agricultural/livestock/grain farmer, aerial pesticide applicator). Members of this group will also have performed farm or farm-related work for one week in the previous month. Chronic pesticide exposure will be defined as three consecutive workdays and exposure cannot be the result of accidents, safety violations, or weather. Non-farmers will be defined as those who have never performed farm work and have an occupation that is not related to farming (e.g., nurse, secretary, school teacher). A total of 25-30 farmers and 25-30 non-farmers are needed for this initial study and all must be between the ages of 35-74, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and must be able to transport themselves to the UND psychology building (Corwin-Larimore Hall). Each participant will receive $50 for their time and effort and the entire experiment will last approximately one hour. Each participant will receive a random subject number and all analyses will be at a group level rather than at the individual level to increase confidentiality.

Participants will read and sign a consent form, followed by a series of paper and pencil tests of neuropsychological functioning (background questionnaire, mood scale, anxiety scale, vocabulary test, mini-mental status examination, digit symbol, Boston naming test, and immediate/delayed logical memory). Participants will also fill out a pesticide exposure questionnaire and will be required to supply a urine sample. With the assistance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, Atlanta, Ga.) the urine sample will be analyzed for metabolites of herbicides (including 2,4 D), organophosphorus pesticides (including chlorpyrifos), and the pyrethroid insecticides, and will also pick up the most commonly used agricultural pesticides.

The paper and pencil data will be correlated with the pesticide exposure and urine data to see if, as mentioned earlier, occupations that result in pesticide exposure are related to worse neuropsychological test performance and if this exposure results in what could be termed premature aging. The farm and non-farm groups will be compared using statistical analysis.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact me at 777-2414,

— Ric Ferraro, psychology


Volunteers sought 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 at 777-9925.

– Tom Petros, professor of psychology


Studio One lists features

Learn how a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer helped rescue people trapped in their homes after Hurricane Katrina. Stuart Bensen, who was sent to New Orleans with his unit from the Minnesota DNR, will share his story on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks.

Also on Studio One this week, several states have recently raised taxes on cigarettes and chewing tobacco to discourage usage and raise revenue. Many consumers in states with a tobacco tax now travel across the border to make their purchases. Find out if raising taxes is helping or hurting the states.

And learn how the NCAA’s rulings on racial nicknames are affecting universities across the country. The NCAA recently said the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux and other colleges with Native American mascots cannot use those names or logos in post-season play. Hear both sides of the issue on the next edition of Studio One.
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


Children’s Center offers toddler care

The University Children’s Center, which is located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, now offers toddler care, (2-year olds). Applications are accepted for all age groups: 2-5. Children are cared for in small groups by teachers with degrees in early childhood education or a related field. A day at the University Children’s Center includes a USDA approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice of rest or nap time, planned large and small group activities, and opportunities to play outdoors. Parents are always welcome to join their children for part of the day.

  • Toddler rates (2-3 year olds): full day, $25; half day, $20.
  • Pre-school rates (3-5): full day, $22; half day, $16; Head Start p.m., $18; hourly rate, $3 for additional care); academic year registration fee, $30; summer registration fee, $20.

For additional information, please call 777-3947. You may also visit the UCC web site at

— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University Children’s Center


Staff Senate cookbooks, 2003 edition, available

Want a suggestion for a nice/reasonable gift or even for yourself? The Staff Senate brings you our new cookbook, Mixing It Up With UND Spirit 2003 edition. The cookbooks are selling for $15 (tax included) and are composed of a hardback, three-ring binder (7" X 9"). There are over 700 recipes from faculty, staff, and students, covering a wide selection of appetizers, beverages, soups, salads, vegetables, main dishes, casseroles, cakes, cookies, etc. If you wish to purchase a cookbook, contact Joneen Iverson, education and human development, 777-3718,

The cookbook is to develop funding sources for scholarships and other programs as they apply to Staff Senate. Thank you for your support.

— Staff Senate fundraising/scholarship subcommittee

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