43, Number 7: October 7, 2005
from President Kupchella about NCAA appeal decision
Carmen Williams named interim registrar
President Kupchella delivers “State
of the University” address Oct. 18
|EVENTS TO NOTE
exhibitor sessions open to all
Christus Rex hosts book study
Seminar will discuss “Spatial
Dynamics of Amphibian Populations”
ALANA Week events listed
German scientist will give physics colloquium
Law students hold run/walk
Vegan club meets Oct. 8
Graduate committee meets Monday
Library, Nordic Initiative host Norwegian
conference Oct. 10, 11
October is Domestic Violence Awareness
Lecturer will discuss “Arsenic
and Old Waste”
Faculty lecture series starts Oct.
11 with “The Casino Compromise”
Lecture series marks 100th anniversary
of theory of relativity
Theology for Lunch series continues
Career Fair set for Oct. 12
Libraries offer Scopus training
Faculty will discuss writing, critical
Leadership series continues
Senate library committee meets Oct.
Wind Ensemble, University Band present
first concert of season
Celebrate Ukraine Thursday night
Master Chorale holds “Just Desserts”
World Food Day teleconference set for
Johnson will discuss EPSCoR research
Space studies holds weekly star parties
Northern Lights psychology conference
set for Oct. 15
Participants sought for charity ride,
Counseling center director candidate
will take part in open forum
Faculty invited to involve students
in “Make a Difference Day”
Used book sale will be oct. 21, 22
Master Chorale presents “Shakespeare
in the 20th Century” concert
Web conference focuses on recruiting/retaining
U2 lists workshops
Dog mushing course provided for school
Empire hosts Forx Film Fest
awarded $565,000 NASA grant
EERC leads project to reduce health risks
from pesticide exposure
Consortium led by UND awarded full membership
in AmericaView Inc.
Argenziano named assistant director of
University may charge for open records
Cultural awareness committee mini grants
Insurance coverage available for University-sponsored
New features will enhance PeopleSoft systems
Destroy/disregard credit card offers
October is National Cyber Security Awareness
Staff Senate scholarship winners named
Participants sought for possible van pool
from Fargo to UND
Volunteers sought for pesticide study
Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory
Studio One lists features
Children’s Center offers toddler
Staff Senate cookbooks, 2003 edition, available
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
– Charles Kupchella, president
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
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.
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 www.beyondboundaries.info.
— Trish McGuire, conference coordinator,
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
will discuss “Spatial Dynamics of Amphibian
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Rob Carolin, School of Law
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
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.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Nordic Initiative host Norwegian conference Oct. 10,
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,
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,
- Experiences of genealogists researching Norwegian
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
777-2663, or www.conted.und.edu/norwegianconference.
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
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
lecture series starts Oct. 11 with “The Casino
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
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
series marks 100th anniversary of theory of relativity
The physics department will commemorate the 100th
anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
with a public lecture series Oct. 11 to Nov. 8. The
series is part of The World Year of Physics.
The series will introduce the special and general
theories of relativity in four public lectures at
100 Leonard Hall on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. They will be
presented by William Schwalm and Timothy Young, both
“One amazing thing about the Theory of Relativity,”
Schwalm said, “is that many parts of it are
accessible to a person with very little training.
To work out some of the interesting consequences requires
only a little bit of high school math.”
“Special Theory of Relativity,” the first
lecture set for Oct. 11, will discuss the strange
consequences of relativity of motion, simultaneity,
time dilation, and length contraction.
The second lecture, “Geometry of Space and Time,”
will be held Oct. 18 and 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,
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
Fair set for Oct. 12
Career services will host the annual Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyslop
More than 150 companies will participate. 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
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, http://www.scopus.com.,
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
Scopus at UND was funded through the University of
North Dakota Libraries, North Dakota INBRE, and UND
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
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
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 email@example.com.
Lunch reservations must be received by noon Monday,
– Joan Hawthorne, writing center
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
For more information, call 777-2898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Memorial Union
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
Ensemble, University Band present first concert of
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
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
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
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
– International programs, 777-6438
Chorale holds “Just Desserts” fundraiser
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
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 email@example.com.
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
- Feb. 26, Spring concert at United Lutheran
- April 30, Masterworks concert at Holy Family
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.
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,
— Devon Hansen, site coordinator, geography
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
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,
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
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
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
sought for charity ride, walk/run
The American Medical Women’s Association encourages
you to join us in the annual Tour de Forks Louise
Eberwein Bike Ride and Sharon Lambeth 5K Walk/Run,
Sunday, Oct. 16, at Lions Park. Cost for this event
is: general admission, $20; students, $10; and family,
$50, with the proceeds going to the grand Forks Breast
Cancer Coalition. Door prizes will be awarded and
everyone that participates will receive a free T-shirt.
Registration is from noon to 1:30 p.m. (forms also
available at www.altru.org),
with the events beginning at 1:45 p.m. Please see
our ad in the Oct. 11 edition of the Dakota Student
for more information.
This is a wonderful way for you and your friends and
family to enjoy fresh air while getting some exercise.
In addition, you will be commemorating breast cancer
victims and survivors. We would be honored if you
would join in this worthy cause to help fight breast
cancer. Thank you for your time and consideration.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Katie Splichal, American
Medical Women’s Association
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
invited to involve students in “Make a Difference
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 leah.Johnson@und.nodak.edu; 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 www.communityengagement.edu.
— Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement
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
– Dianne Stam, University Learning Center,
Chorale presents “Shakespeare in the 20th Century”
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
- “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
— Grand Forks Master Chorale
conference focuses on recruiting/retaining diverse
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, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu.
Administrators, department chairs, and supervisors
are encouraged to attend.
– Affirmative action and provost’s offices
Below are U2 workshops for October 10-21. Visit our
web site for additional workshops. Reserve your seat
by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail,
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address,
and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you
for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials
and number of seats.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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 www.empireartscenter.com
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 www.empireartscenter.com.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Empire Arts Center
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
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
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
leads project to reduce health risks from pesticide
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
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
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
led by UND awarded full membership in AmericaView
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.
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com.
coverage available for University-sponsored
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:
- Accident medical expense - maximum benefit
is $1,000 per person
- 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 www.safety.und.edu.
Please dispose of all old forms. Submit the
completed report to Campus Safety and Security,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding
this insurance coverage, please call our office
– Corrinne Kjelstrom, insurance specialist
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
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,
- Submit application form (http://www.und.edu/dept/accounts,
- Attend a required training session prior to
receiving purchasing card.
— Allison Peyton, accounting services
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, www.staysafeonline.org, contains cyber security
tips, practices and resources to help you stay safe
online. Another web site, onguardonline.gov 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, itsecurity.und.edu, click on the
Awareness menu button, and come back often throughout
the month of October!
— Brad Miller, ITSS
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Ric Ferraro, psychology
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
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
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 www.childrenscenter.und.edu.
— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University Children’s
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, email@example.com.
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