43, Number 8: October 14, 2005
gives “State of the University” address
at U Council meeting
Search committee appointed for dean of
|EVENTS TO NOTE
present “Written in the Margins”
Discussion focuses on faith at work
Celebrate Ukraine Thursday night
Christus Rex hosts book study
Neuropsychologist to give psychology
colloquium Oct. 14
Johnson will discuss EPSCoR research
Haertel presents seminar on two-day
Biology hosts seminars
Physics hosts colloquium Friday
Bandura will speak at Northern Lights
Classic movies will show at Empire
Centralian Singers, Concert Choir perform
Participants sought for charity ride,
Graduate committee will not meet Monday
Hagerty Lecture features speaker from
Global Visions film series continues
Counseling center director candidate
will take part in open forum
Women’s Choir, Varsity Bards
will perform Oct. 18
Building Bridges event will be part
of Make a Difference Week
Lecture series marks 100th anniversary
of theory of relativity
Theology for Lunch series continues
Education to host campus discussion
of Fighting Sioux image use
Faculty invited to public scholarship
Final fall leadership series presentation
set for Oct. 19
Physician will discuss pediatric, allergy
Theatre department presents Grease
Pro Musica concert features saxophones
Flying team competes in regional competition
Scientist presents LEEPS lectures Oct.
Used book sale will be Oct. 21, 22
Lotus Center will hold retreat, talk
Master Chorale presents Shakespeare
Flu vaccine available for high-risk
members of U community
Keep Going program runs Oct. 24-28
Web conference focuses on recruiting/retaining
FlexComp open enrollment meetings set
Enron whistleblower will be keynote
speaker at ethics symposium
Wellness center offers nutrition, fitness
Agenda items due for Oct. 20 University
Research proposals due for Nov. 4 IRB
Student/faculty reading group leaders
Space studies holds weekly star parties
U2 lists workshops
managing editor of Astropolitics
Barbara Combs appointed director of teacher
Nominations sought for honorary degrees
Nominations for faculty awards accepted
through Nov. 4
Student nominations sought for “Who’s
Send departmental publications to University
Senate committee awards travel funds
Studio One lists features
Med school hires people to pose as patients
Costume donations sought for hurricane
survivors in Baton Rouge
News from the UND Bookstore
New gifts available at museum shop
University Children’s Center offers
full-time child care
gives “State of the University”
address at U Council meeting
The University Council will
meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Memorial
Union Ballroom. The agenda follows:
- University Senate status report, Sue Jeno,
- “State of the University” address,
- Matters arising, Sue Jeno, chair.
The University Council consists of the following
who are employed primarily on the Grand Forks
campus: The president, vice presidents, registrar,
director of libraries, all deans, all department
chairpersons, all full-time faculty of the rank
of instructor, assistant professor, associate
professor, and professor; program directors,
coordinators, assistant and associate deans
who concurrently hold faculty rank; the director
of the counseling center; professional librarians,
and such other academic personnel and administrative
officers as the Council may designate. The quorum
necessary for the transaction of business is
25 percent of the Council membership, or 157
of the current 628 members. Council meetings
are normally co-chaired by the chairperson of
the Senate and the president of the University.
The registrar is ex officio secretary. The meetings
are open to all, and students, staff and the
general public are invited to attend.
– Carmen Williams, interim registrar
committee appointed for dean of outreach programs
A search committee has been appointed to find
candidates for the position of associate vice
president for outreach services and dean of
outreach programs at the University. John Watson,
dean of the School of Engineering and Mines,
will chair the committee.
The campus community will be invited to take
part in the on-campus interviews when finalists
Jim Shaeffer currently serves as associate vice
president for outreach services, dean of outreach
programs, and chief information officer. He
will leave the University Nov. 10 to join his
family in Virginia.
– Robert Boyd, vice president for student
and outreach services
will present “Written in the Margins”
Richard Jones, history, will present “Written
in the Margins: Alexander Langer, South Tyrol,
and The Definition of ‘Belonging,’”
at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in 116 Merrifield
The talk will focus on the paradoxical work
of Alexander Langer, a prolific writer/essayist
and activist who sought to assert the Austro-German
history and culture of his native region –
South Tyrol/Alto Adige (since 1919 a part of
Italy). Until Langer took his own life a little
over a decade ago, however, he also eschewed
the simplistic and provocative nationalist arguments
that have characterized this contested region
for more than a century and a half.
– Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, assistant
professor of English and postcolonial studies
focuses on faith at work
Faith at Work: Government/Politics will be Thursday,
Oct. 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Christus Rex Lutheran
Campus Center, 3012 University Ave.
Featured attendees are Duane Hafner, Stacey
Horter, Jon Lovseth, Elliot Glassheim, Pete
Haga, and Gary Malm.
All are welcome to enjoy good food and faith-based
conversation. This is a great opportunity to
see how faith is drawn into political life and
how professionals are working to explore faith
in everyday life.
– Christus Rex
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 and Oct. 20 to celebrate
the culture of Turkey. Everyone is welcome.
– International programs, 777-6438
Rex hosts book study
Christus Rex will host a book study of Jim
Wallis’ God’s Politics Thursdays
at noon, Oct. 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
to give psychology colloquium Oct. 14
Mark Haut, recipient of the
2005 UND psychology department outstanding alumni
award, will present, “Magnetic Resonance
Imaging Correlates of Cognitive Reserve,”
at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in 302 Corwin-Larimore
Hall. All are welcome; it is free and open to
Dr. Haut received his doctorate in clinical
psychology from the University in 1988. Currently
he is chief of the psychology section at the
Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
at the West Virginia School of Medicine. He
is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology
and is on the board of directors for the Association
of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Dr. Haut has also served as a principal investigator
or co-investigator on over $1 million in research
funding from several federal agencies including
the National Institute of Aging, the Department
of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
will discuss EPSCoR research
The geography department is
pleased to announce that Gary Johnson, assistant
vice president for research, will be the 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
presents seminar on two-day equatorial waves
Patrick Haertel, assistant professor
of atmospheric sciences, will present “Dynamics
of Two-Day Equatorial Waves” Friday, Oct. 14,
at 3:30 p.m. in 132 Ryan Hall. It is free and open
to the public; faculty, staff and students are encouraged
This talk is about a kind of tropical wave that occurs
over the western Pacific Ocean. The wave is a sub-structure
of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, a planetary-scale
tropical oscillation that has global impacts on weather
and climate. The dynamical structure of two-day waves
can be represented as a superposition of two vertical
normal modes of a tropical atmosphere. These modes
are intimately related to precipitation structures
in the wave including shallow convection, deep convection,
and stratiform precipitation. A moist static energy
budget reveals how the modal circulations constrain
convection within the wave, and this analysis leads
to an intuitive understanding of the mechanism of
– Atmospheric sciences
The biology department will host two seminars Friday,
Oct. 14, both presented by Susan Haig, a wildlife
ecologist at the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem
Science Center in Covallis, Ore., a professor of wildlife
ecology at Oregon State University, Corvallis, and
a research associate of the Smithsonian Institution.
At noon in 141 Starcher Hall, she will discuss “Use
of Molecular Markers in Implementing the U.S. Endangered
Species Act.” From 4 to 5:15 p.m. in 105 Starcher
Hall, she will consider “Population Structure
and Status of the Piping Plover: A Twenty Year Perspective.”
This event is hosted by Richard Sweitzer.
hosts colloquium Friday
The physics department will hold a
colloquium Friday, Oct. 14. “Moments of Frustration
in Exchange Bias” will be presented by Johan
van Lierop, physics and astronomy, University of Manitoba.
Coffee and cookies are served at 3:30 p.m. in 215
Witmer Hall; the colloquium is at 4 p.m. in 209 Witmer
will speak at Northern Lights Psychology Conference
The fifth annual Northern Lights Psychology Conference
is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, on the third floor
of the Memorial Union. This all-day conference, hosted
by the psychology department, will feature paper and
poster presentations from psychologists and students
working in the Northern Plains. The keynote speaker
is Albert Bandura from Stanford University. Dr. Bandura
is acknowledged as the most eminent and widely-cited
psychologist in the world today. He is recognized
for his pioneering work on social modeling and aggression
and his influential theory of “self-efficacy.”
His keynote talk (3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Ballroom,
Memorial Union) is titled “Abating Global Problems
through Social Cognitive Means.” This talk documents
the power of enabling social modeling to reduce the
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 give a morning presentation
and video of the highly successful Delancey Street
project that has transformed the lives of hard core
drug addicts and criminals. His keynote address is
free and open to the public.
For more information about this year’s conference,
check the conference web site at http://ndwild.psych.und.nodak.edu/dept/NLCON/default.html
or contact Doug Peters in psychology, 777-3648, email@example.com.
movies will show at Empire
Classic movies will return to the
Empire Arts Center Saturday, Oct. 15, with Hitchcock
movies. Three early Alfred Hitchcock movies will be
shown. The afternoon will begin at 1 p.m. with Blackmail,
the first talking picture made in England.
Alfred Hitchcock is one of the great directors of
the 20th century, who started directing in his native
country of England and later moved to the U.S. He
is known for his suspense films and for making cameo
appearances in most of his films. His directing career
lasted more than 50 years.
Additional films will begin at approximately 2:30
and 4 p.m., and will be shown at the Empire Arts Center
in downtown Grand Forks. Admission for the afternoon
is $3. A $5 special will include admission, pop and
popcorn. Make sure you get to the theater early so
that you catch Hitchcock’s cameo appearance
For more information, please contact Mark Landa at
– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Empire Arts Center
Singers, Concert Choir perform Oct. 16
The Centralian Singers from Grand Forks Central High
School will join the UND Concert Choir in a concert
at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, St. Michael’s Church,
520 N. Sixth St. The program will include a wide variety
of choral literature.
The concert will feature the Centralians and the Central
High School Chamber Choir under the direction of Charles
McCauley. The UND Concert Choir is under the direction
of Kenneth Sherwood.
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
committee will not meet Monday
The graduate committee will not meet Oct. 17.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
Lecture features speaker from Washington Post
The School of Communication and the Grand Forks Herald
invite you to attend the 13th annual Jack Hagerty
Lecture in Contemporary Media Issues. Deborah Heard,
assistant managing editor of the style section of
The Washington Post, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 17, 334 O’Kelly Hall. A reception will
follow in Rooms 200/231.
Heard began her career at The Washington Post 21 years
ago as editor of the Neighborhood Report, part of
the newspaper’s weekly sections. She subsequently
moved to the Virginia Desk as a daily assignment editor,
and then joined the award-winning Style section as
an assignment editor in July 1989.
Before coming to The Post, Heard was a copy editor
and assignment editor at the Miami Herald from 1981
to 1984. Her first journalism job was as a reporting
intern at the Anniston Star in Anniston, Ala. She
earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from
the University of Alabama and did graduate studies
at the University of Missouri.
A resident of Washington, D.C., Heard is originally
from Heflin, Ala.
Her talk is sponsored by the School of Communication,
Grand Forks Herald, and the Jack Hagerty Journalism
– School of Communication
Visions film series continues
Anthropology’s Global Visions film series continues.
Information on upcoming films can be found on the
anthropology web page at www.und.edu/dept/anthro/
The series brings films to students and community
members that celebrate the vastness of the human experience
around the world, and is the only venue in Grand Forks
that presents international films. This season’s
films cover a wide variety of cultural locations that
include Africa, England, Spain, Iran, and Latin America.
All films are feature length and are award-winning
films from a variety of international film festivals
that include Golden Globe award and nominations for
Academy Awards. Movies are shown in the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl at 7 p.m. All films are free and open
to the public. Films to be shown are: Monday, Oct.
17, Born Into Brothels; Tuesday, Nov. 8, Turtles Can
Fly; Tuesday, Nov. 22, The Silence; Tuesday, Dec.
6, The Motorcycle Diaries.
— Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
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
Choir, Varsity Bards will perform Oct. 18
The Women’s Choir and Varsity Bards will perform
a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at United
Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St. Each choir will
perform a variety of selections. Vivo and Goliards
will also be featured. The Women’s Choir is
directed by Shelley Bares and accompanied by Thais
Nicolau. The Varsity Bards are directed by Daniel
Pederson and accompanied by Jennifer Moore.
The concert is open to the public. Admission is $5
for general admission, $2 for students and senior
citizens, and $10 for a family pass.
Bridges event will be part of Make a Difference Week
The second annual Building Bridges, Steps to Social
Action educational event will take place during Make
a Difference Week. Events on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and
Wednesday, Oct. 19, are open to the University community
and everyone is encouraged to attend. Mark Stefanick,
founder of Project Sledgehammer, will speak at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl and
will share strategies for using volunteering to land
your dream job. On Wednesday, the second annual nonprofit
career fair will take place in the Memorial Union
Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nonprofit agencies
will be available to talk to interested people about
potential careers or internships. Sponsoring organizations
are Volunteer Bridge, career services, the Center
for Community Engagement, the leadership workshop
series, the nonprofit leadership certificate program,
the North Dakota Army National Guard and the University
program council. For more information, please contact
— Linda Rains, coordinator of volunteer services
and programming, 777-4076
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, 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.”
“Geometry of Space and Time” will be held
Oct. 18 and will discuss four-dimensional world, universal
speed limit, E=mc2, twin paradox, and how relativity
“General Relativity and Gravity,” scheduled
for Nov. 1, will cover the curvature of spacetime,
aging in a gravitational field, and gravitational
The final lecture, “Black Holes,” will
be held Nov. 8 and covers the creation and anatomy
of black holes, gravitational waves, cosmology and
the large-scale structure of space and time.
Each lecture will be followed by a session for individuals
interested in learning more technical details.
— William Schwalm, 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. 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
to host campus discussion of Fighting Sioux image
In light of ongoing discussions regarding the use
of the Fighting Sioux as the institutional athletic
image, the College of Education and Human Development
will host a campus discussion on the importance and
impact of the University’s use of the controversial
imagery and moniker. The event is scheduled for Wednesday,
Oct. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International
Centre, 2908 University Ave.
The University community is invited to consider the
issue from the perspectives of various academic disciplines. The
forum is designed to demonstrate how scholarly research
and perspective can contribute to one’s understanding
of complex social issues, including this issue that
is currently troubling many students, faculty, and
The event will include both a focused discussion by
selected faculty and a set of break-out groups to
allow participants to express their thoughts and feelings
about the issues. To model academic discourse and
provide academic perspectives about the ongoing controversy,
invited faculty will engage in a roundtable discussion.
Invited faculty discussants include Janet Ahler (educational
foundations and research), Greg Gagnon (Indian studies),
Jack Russell Weinstein (philosophy), and Janet Moen
(sociology). Jason Lane (educational leadership) will
moderate the discussion. After the discussion, faculty
will lead break-out groups designed to allow students,
faculty, and staff to engage in a conversation of
ideas and beliefs.
– Dan Rice, dean, College of Education and
invited to public scholarship luncheon panel
Faculty are invited to attend a panel presentation
and luncheon, “Faculty Making a Difference:
Public Scholarship for Social Action” Wednesday,
Oct. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union.
Faculty, together with their community partners, will
present the results of their 2004-2005 UND public
scholarship fund research awards and an announcement
will be made about funding opportunities this year.
Barbara Handy- Marchello (history) and Douglas Marshall
(aviation), co-chairs of the UND public scholarship
interest group, will moderate the panel. The projects
funded last year are:
- Virgil Benoit, “Review and Assessment of
Interests, Needs and Potential for Collaboration
on a French-Michif Heritage Project”
- Curtis Stofferahn and John Tyndall, “The
Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources
Management and Sustainability Survey Project”
- Cara Brita Wettersten, Sherry Houdak, and Duane
Halbur, “School Counseling in Rural North
Assessing the Unique Needs of Rural School Counselors”
- Wendelin Hume and Kathleen Brokke, “Defining
the Advocacy Needs for North Dakota Early Adolescent
- Gaye Burgess, Thomasine Heikamp, and Cindy Juntunen,
“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon
This event is sponsored by the Center for Community
Engagement in conjunction with Make a Difference Week.
If you would like to attend, please call 777-2706
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for lunch reservations.
More information is available at www.communityengagement.und.edu
— Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement
fall leadership series presentation set for Oct. 19
The leadership series invites you to attend the final
fall presentation at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in
the Memorial Union Ballroom.
“Leadership through Crisis:Never Leave a Fallen
Comrade” will discuss leadership through the
eyes of a soldier by Command Sergeant Major Kevin
Remington and retired Sergeant and current student
CSM Remington, a veteran of over 30 deployments and
a recipient of the distinguished Silver Star and Bronze
Star (with valor), will share his stories and leadership
Sgt. (Ret.) Brandon Erickson, Bronze Star (with valor)
and Purple Heart recipient, will tell the story about
the attack in Iraq and the leader who saved his life.
We ask that faculty and staff inform their students
of the upcoming presentation. The series is offered
free of charge and pre-registration is not necessary.
For more information, call 777-2898, 6788-4534, or
— Memorial Union
will discuss pediatric, allergy health
Doris Rapp, pediatrician, allergist, environmental
medical specialist and New York Times best-selling
author, will present the next dean’s hour lecture,
“Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and Allergies
Health” at noon Thursday,
Oct. 20, Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
This presentation will be broadcast using NDIVN at
the following SMHS campus sites: SE Campus Room 225;
NW Campus Office; SW Campus Conference Room A; through
H.323 (internet videoconferencing); and on the BT-WAN
and at your desktop through the UNDSMHS CRISTAL Recorder.
This presentation is supported by the Dr. Ralph Leigh
Lectureship. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine
and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
Upon completion of the program, the learner will be
able to: (1) Discuss how you can easily detect the
cause of ADHA (and other common medical complaints)
by how a child (or adult), looks, acts and writes.
(2) Recognize the most common unsuspected toxic exposures
in most people’s homes and suggest safer substitutes.
(3) Explain what you can do to protect your patients
and yourself from chemicals in a way that is relatively
easy, effective and inexpensive.
For additional information, contact the dean’s
office at 777-2312.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
department presents Grease
Grease opens the theatre season with a trip back in
time to the other side of the 1950s – filled
with teenage rebels, pajama parties, greasers, teenage
dreams, and teen angst. The production is framed with
a musical tribute to the original rock-and-roll era,
including “Summer Nights,” “Freddy,
My Love,” “Greased Lightnin,” “Born
To Hand Jive,” and many more.
Originally produced in 1972 as a commentary on 1950s
popular culture, Grease revolves around the relationship
of Danny and Sandy and the pressure they feel to conform
to the expectations of their peers. Surrounding their
relationship are two groups of students, the Burger
Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies.
Performances begin at Burtness Theatre Thursday, Oct.
20, and run through Saturday, Oct. 22, and the following
week from Thursday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Oct.
29. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $6 for
students with IDs. For ticket information and reservations
call the box office at 777-2587. All performances
begin at 7:30 p.m.
Free reserved parking is available.
– Theatre department
Musica concert features saxophones
A Pro Musica concert featuring saxophone and piano
is set for Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., First
Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St.
Top prize winner of both International Geneva Saxophone
Concours in Switzerland and Music Teachers National
Association Competition, Russell Peterson (classical/jazz
saxophonist, composer, bassoonist,) and pianist Jay
Hershberger of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.,
will appear in concert. Peterson has been commissioned
for two years by the Fargo Moorhead Symphony to compose
music for season concerts. His solo saxophones concert
for Grand Forks includes his own recently completed
“Mid-West Caprice #1” and his arrangement
of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia on My Mind.”
In addition, a rarely heard suite by the pioneer of
Spanish jazz, Pedro Iturralde, plus music of Robert
Muczynski are among musical highlights. Hershberger
has recently completed a recording of Liszt’s
music, soon to be released. Both musicians are known
for their engaging style and rapport.
Additional Pro Musica programs include Sunday, Nov.
20, when UND’s Anne Christopherson, soprano,
and University of Manitoba’s Laura Loewen, piano,
will present an evening of world art song. On Jan.
26, Grand Forks Pro Musica joins world-wide celebrations
of Mozart’s 250th birthday with an all-Mozart
concert. Pianist Philip Cunningham, artist-in-residence
at St. Michaels in New York City from 1980 to 1990
where he often collaborated with the early music group
Anonymous 4, will give an all-Liszt program on March
20. On March 21, Cunningham will present, “Liszt
as Pedagogue,” sponsored by the Greater Grand
Forks Music Teachers Association. Keith Jackson of
West Virginia University will close the season May
11, joining Grand Forks pianist Lisa Anderson with
music for various trombones.
The Pro Musica series is produced for the Red River
Valley area to raise awareness and funding for North
Dakota’s Aeolian-Skinner organ, housed at First
Presbyterian Church in Grand Forks, and used by UND
as a teaching instrument.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students,
and $20 for families. A limited number of free UND
student tickets are available, first come first served.
– Christopher Anderson, music
team competes in regional competition
The UND flying team will take part in the Region V
National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s
(NIFA’s) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference
(SAFECON) held at the University of Dubuque in Iowa
Oct. 20-22. Four other flying teams are expected to
challenge UND for the title throughout the competition
which consists of 11 events – four flying events
and seven ground events which test a variety of piloting
The flying team is a member of the National Intercollegiate
Flying Association (NIAF), the sanctioning body for
the regional and national SAFECON competitions. SAFECON
places a special emphasis on safety of flight operations.
UND’s Flying Team has won 13 of the last 21
– UND Aerospace
presents LEEPS lectures Oct. 21
Zeb Page from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
will present the next LEEPS lectures Friday, Oct.
21. At noon he will discuss “Eclogite as a Subduction
Flight Recorder: P-T Paths from the Franciscan,”
in 100 Leonard Hall. At 3 p.m. he will consider “Thermobarometry
of Eclogite: When Two Minerals Just Aren’t Enough,”
in 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
For more information, contact Dexter Perkins, 777-2991.
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,
Center will hold retreat, talk
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave.,
will hold an insight meditation retreat Friday evening
through Sunday noon, Oct. 21-23. The teacher is Amy
Schmidt, a resident teacher at the Insight Meditation
Society in Barre, Mass., and author of Dipa Ma: The
Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master. Instruction
in sitting and walking meditation will be offered.
Beginners are welcome. Registration is required and
a fee of $85 will be charged to cover travel expenses
for the teacher and retreat meals. Scholarships are
available; contact Lora at 787-8839 to register.
The center will also hold a talk on insight meditation
Friday, Oct. 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Schmidt will give
a free talk on Insight Meditation and Spiritual Urgency.
She is currently working on a new book, Radiance:
Recognitions of True Nature.
– Lora Sloan, director, Lotus Meditation Center,
787-8839 or email@example.com
Chorale presents Shakespeare 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,”
Edwin Fissinger (1920-1990), “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
vaccine available for high-risk members of U community
Student health services will be conducting flu vaccine
clinics for members of the UND community who are at
high-risk of developing complications from the flu.
Those considered high risk include:
- People with chronic health conditions, such as
asthma, anemia, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer,
or heart disease.
- Those individuals with a weakened immune system,
including persons with HIV/AIDS.
- Healthcare workers involved in direct patient
- People age 65 years and older.
- Women who will be pregnant during influenza season.
- Caregivers of children less than 6 months of
Students who fall into high-risk categories may receive
their flu shots throughout the week of Oct. 17-20
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only, at
the student health services clinic in 100 McCannel
Hall. This flu clinic is open to UND students only.
Call 777-4500 for more information or to make an appointment.
Walk-in clinics for UND students, faculty and staff
who fall into high-risk categories are:
- Monday, Oct. 24
- 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 5006 School of Medicine
and Health Sciences, fifth floor.
- 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall
- Monday, Oct. 31
- 6:30 to 9 a.m., Oak Room, Facilities.
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., student health promotion
office, Memorial Union (flu shot for high risk
or nasal flu mist).
- Nasal flu mist will also be offered to healthy
individuals ages 18-49 at the student health
promotion office site only, while supplies last.
Cost: $20 cash, check or charge to your university
account. Insurance will not be filed. Vaccine supplies
are limited. Doses will be administered on a first
come, first served basis while supplies last.
Additional flu clinics for the general UND community
may be offered if vaccine becomes available.
- Other things you can do to prevent the spread
of the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
When you are sick, keep your distance from others
to protect them.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when
you cough or sneeze, and dispose of the tissue
- If you don’t have tissue, cough or
sneeze into your sleeve.
- After you cough or sneeze, wash your hands
with soap and warm water, or an alcohol-based
- If you get the flu, stay home from work or
school. You will help prevent others from catching
Symptoms of influenza include: sudden onset of fever
(usually high), headache, tiredness, a sore throat,
nasal congestion, and severe body aches. Seek medical
care as soon as possible if you have symptoms. Student
health services offers free office calls for students.
— Student health services clinic, 777-4500
Going program runs Oct. 24-28
Monday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 28, the student
academic services will hold the Keep Going program.
Keep Going is an information session on the advisement
and registration process for freshmen, current and
transfer students who need assistance registering
for the spring semester.
Topics covered during each session will include: navigating
Campus Connection, understanding the general education
requirements, exploring the UND academic catalog,
identifying roles of the advisor and student, and
determining “what to do now.”
This event is being held at the Memorial Union Lecture
Bowl at the following times:
- Monday, Oct. 24, 10 to 10:50 a.m. or 3 to 3:50
- Tuesday, Oct. 25, 11 to 11:50 a.m. or 1 to 1:50
- Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 to 10:50 a.m. or 2 to
- Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 to 11:50 a.m. or 1 to 1:50
- Friday, Oct. 28, 9 to 9:50 a.m.
If you would like more details about the program,
please call 777-2117.
– Heather Martin, academic advisor, student
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
open enrollment meetings set
FlexComp open enrollment meetings are set for Thursday,
Oct. 27, from 9 to 10 a.m., or from 2 to 3 p.m. in
16/18 Swanson Hall. You are invited to attend the
meeting most convenient for you.
The open enrollment period, the same as last year,
is Nov. 1-30, 2005, and no enrollment agreements will
be accepted after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.
No exceptions will be made for mail delays. If the
deadline date is approaching, it is advised that you
hand-deliver your form directly to the payroll office.
During this open enrollment period, all benefited
employees will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll
in this fringe benefit opportunity. This program helps
employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses
with pre-tax dollars instead of the after-tax dollars.
Come to an informational meeting to see how this benefit
can save you money.
You are invited to attend the meeting most convenient
for you. If you have any questions or need any additional
information, please feel free to call me.
– Roxanne Miller, payroll office FlexComp specialist,
whistleblower will be keynote speaker at ethics symposium
Students at the University and the local business
community can hear, first-hand, from the woman who
blew the whistle on Enron executives and the company’s
Lynn Brewer, a former Enron executive and author of
Confessions of an Enron Executive: A Whistleblower’s
Story, is one of the keynote speakers for the first
annual Business Ethics Symposium, hosted by the College
of Business and Public Administration. The symposium
also includes Tim Dordell, associate general counsel
for Ecolab Corporation, of St. Paul, Minn., who will
discuss how Ecolab earned recognition as one of the
Top Ten Best Corporate Citizens according to Business
The Business Ethics Symposium will be held Friday,
Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
The event is free and open to all the University and
the Greater Grand Forks communities.
The symposium provides a platform for students and
the business community to explore the importance of
ethical behavior in workplace. The theme for the inaugural
year is “Playing by the Rules: Creating a Corporate
Culture of Ethics.”
Brewer and Dordell bring a wide array of experience
and knowledge in how corporations succeed or fail
in creating an ethical culture. During Brewer’s
time at Enron, she witnessed numerous instances of
illegal and corrupt dealings including bank fraud,
espionage, power price manipulation and the gross
overstatements to the press, public and financial
world. Brewer provides candid details into Enron’s
rise and fall, including her ultimate decision to
blow the whistle. Since leaving Enron, Brewer serves
as founder and president of The Integrity Institute,
Inc., a company which independently assesses and certifies
corporate integrity at the request of an organization’s
Dordell also offers extensive insight into corporate
ethical behavior, as Ecolab is consistently recognized
as a top corporate citizen. During the anthrax scare
in 2001, Ecolab quickly developed a product to respond
to the situation, not because it was profitable, but
because it was the right thing to do. Dordell plays
a key role in ensuring Ecolab’s compliance with
the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation,
the legislation enacted in response to the high-profile
financial scandal of Enron and WorldCom. Dordell also
works with the Ecolab board of directors and serves
on an internal disclosure committee that reviews the
effectiveness of Ecolab’s public financial disclosures.
Support for this event was made possible by Robert
Olafson, Jane Fercho Ludlow, Dale Morrison, the Department
of Accountancy, and the Alumni Association and Foundation.
For more information, please contact me.
— CK Braun-Schultz, College of Business and
Public Administration, 777-6937 or firstname.lastname@example.org
center offers nutrition, fitness classes
Becoming fit can be hard in today’s hectic society,
so the Lifesteps: Nutrition and Fitness Done Right
program is here to provide the bigger picture for
weight management and optimal health. The program
meets Tuesdays starting Nov. 1, and runs through Dec.
20, with two sessions, one from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. or 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.
The program will be taught by Bev Benda-Moe, licensed
registered dietitian, wellness center. The cost of
the program is $45, with the fee covering all materials.
The registration deadline is Oct. 25, and you can
register by calling 777-2128, or e-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu,
or go online to www.conted.und.edu/U2.
Lifesteps is a comprehensive weight management program
that stresses the importance of nutrition, physical
activity and behavior modification. It is based on
current research findings in the fields of psychology,
nutrition, and exercise physiology. The program stresses
improving health at every size.
– Wellness center
items due for Oct. 20 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Nov. 3,
at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items
for this meeting are due in the registrar’s
office by noon Thursday, Oct. 20. They may be submitted
electronically to: email@example.com.
It is recommended that some detail be included in
the agenda items submitted.
– Carmen Williams (interim registrar), secretary,
proposals due for Nov. 4 IRB consideration
The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all
research proposals submitted to research development
and compliance before Tuesday, Oct. 25. Proposals
received later will be considered only if a quorum
has reviewed them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the
clinical medical subcommittee before being brought
to the full board. Proposals for these projects are
due in research development and compliance Tuesday,
Minutes from the meeting will be available in the
RD&C approximately one week after the meeting.
– Kara Wettersten (counseling), chair, institutional
reading group leaders sought
Do you like reading and talking with students about
important topics of general interest, outside your
own field of academic expertise? If so, consider co-leading
a spring 2006 student/faculty reading group on one
of the following topics:
- Title: Guns and Germs: Why Societies Succeed (or
Text: Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel: The
Fates of Human Societies
Dates: Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
Tentative Time: Tuesdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
- Title: Unlikely Heroes: The Role of Students in
America’s Civil Rights Movement
Texts: David Halberstam, The Children, and documentary
film, Eyes on the Prize
Dates: Feb. 27 - April 10
Tentative Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5:15
Student faculty reading groups bring together small
groups of 10-12 students and two faculty, each focused
on a set of readings (or films, or other “texts”)
to study and discuss informally together. The reading
groups are offered through interdisciplinary studies
as one-credit, five week mini-courses, graded S/U.
Announced meeting times are tentative may be arranged
to fit your schedule.
For further information, or to express interest in
one of these groups, contact Jim Antes at 777-3882.
— Libby Rankin, instructional development
studies holds weekly star parties
Space studies will hold a weekly star party every
Friday until late October 2005.
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,
Below are U2 workshops for October 25 through November
4. Visit our web site for additional workshops. Reserve
your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
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 to 11 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 their investment strategy, comparing
expenses, saving more and speaking with us about
their specific concerns. Presenter: Kevin McNabb,
- Best Practices in Recruiting and Retaining Diverse
Faculty: Oct. 25, noon to 2 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall
(limited seating). 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 ever give
to each other is our attention. 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.
named managing editor of Astropolitics
Eligar Sadeh, assistant professor of space studies,
has been named managing editor of the academic
journal, Astropolitics (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14777622.asp).
Astropolitics is a peer-reviewed academic journal,
dedicated to policy relevant academic inquiry
into the civil, commercial, military, and intelligence
implications and uses of outer space.
– UND Aerospace
Combs appointed director of teacher education
Barbara Combs has been named the new director
of teacher education. She is an associate professor
in teaching and learning within the College
of Education and Human Development.
Combs has taught at UND since 2002, and she
has been coordinator of the early teacher induction
program, director of the UND summer reading
program and coordinator of the UND elementary
education graduate program.
A native of northern New York state, Combs received
a bachelor’s degree in early secondary
education and a master’s degree in reading
education, both at State University of New York
at Cortland. She earned a doctorate in English
education with a minor in educational administration
from Syracuse University, N.Y.
The Teacher Education Program at UND will receive
a visit by the National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education (NCATE) and a state approval
team in the spring of 2008. The teacher education
program includes the College of Arts and Sciences,
as well as the College of Education and Human
Development as the official NCATE teacher education
unit for UND.
Combs has continually served on the NCATE assessment
plan committee through the Department of Teaching
and Learning. She has also served on the program
assessment resource team committee and the honorary
In 2004 Combs was a guest reviewer for the Journal
of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice and
has served as a member of the editorial review
board of Action in Teacher Education since 1997.
Along with serving on a number of boards and
committees, she has numerous published articles
in the Journal of natural inquiry and reflective
practice, the College Reading Association Yearbook,
Focus On Education: New Jersey Journal of the
Association of Curriculum & Supervision,
and the Language and Literacy Spectrum, among
Combs replaces Margaret (Peggy) Shaeffer as
director, who resigned last summer to become
an associate dean at James Madison University
in Harrisonburg, Va.
Combs resides in Grand Forks with her husband,
Gerald, who is director of the Human Nutrition
Research Center in Grand Forks.
– Dan Rice, dean, College of Education
and Human Development
sought for honorary degrees
Members of the University Council
are invited to nominate outstanding individuals
for an honorary degree. The deadline for submitting
nominations is Monday, Dec. 5. Qualifications
include, but are not limited to, the following
State Board of Higher Education criteria (see
SBHE, Policy 430.1):
- The candidate should have had an association
with the State of North Dakota. This association
may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of
education, of service to the state, the Board,
or one of the institutions governed by the
- The candidate must have achieved a level
of distinction which would merit comparable
recognition in his or her profession or area
- The renown of the candidate should reflect
favorably on the Board, the institutions it
governs, and the State of North Dakota.
In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion
shall be made to any person to be so honored
until the State Board of Higher Education has
acted on the nomination.
Institutional criteria and standards for the
awarding of honorary degrees at the University
of North Dakota have been established by the
University Senate. It is recommended that the
following criteria be used in considering persons
for an honorary degree:
- Achievement of distinction in scholarship,
or in comparable professional or creative
- Recognized and outstanding service to the
nation, to the state, or to the University
of North Dakota.
- Attendance at or graduation from the University
of North Dakota, except as the individual
is outstanding with reference to the preceding
criteria 1 and 2.
- Non-membership on the faculty of the University
of North Dakota.
- Scholarship specialization in an area in
which the university normally grants an earned
- Nominations may be made by any member of
the University Council.
- Nominations must be accompanied by a factual
dossier providing evidence that the nominee
meets the criteria and standards established
by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above).
Factual compilation should include the following,
in the order listed:
a. A brief biography
b. A list of scholarly writings, research
c. Description of public service and
d. List of offices and positions held
e. Other factual justifications for
- The nominee’s scholarship will be
evaluated by the departmental faculty in the
area of the nominee’s specialization,
such evaluation to be a part of the dossier
presented to the honorary degrees committee.
- A nominee will not be informed that he/she
is being considered until the nomination has
been approved at the SBHE level.
- The titles of honorary degrees shall be
distinct from those of earned degrees at UND.
- No honorary bachelor’s or master’s
degrees will be awarded.
On behalf of the honorary degrees committee,
nominations and all supporting materials may
be sent to the Office of the Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Provost, 302 Twamley
Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations
is Monday, Dec. 5.
— Greg Weisenstein, provost.
for faculty awards accepted through Nov. 4
The outstanding faculty awards
committee is now accepting nominations for the
following individual and departmental awards:
- Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (individual)
- Outstanding Graduate/Professional Teaching
- Excellence in Teaching, Research/Creative
Activity and Service – the “Faculty
Scholar Award” (individual)
- Outstanding Faculty Development and Service
- Departmental Excellence in Teaching (department)
- Departmental Excellence in Service (department)
If you are aware of faculty members or departments
that deserve special recognition, please consider
submitting a nomination. We particularly depend
on faculty to nominate for the Faculty Scholar,
Faculty Development/Service, and the two departmental
awards. However, faculty and staff may also
nominate for the individual teaching awards
– and you can help us by encouraging students
to nominate outstanding teachers as well.
Nominations may be made electronically, via
the instructional development home page, www.und.edu/dept/oid,
beginning immediately. Paper nomination forms
are also available at various locations around
campus. Criteria for all six awards are listed
on the nomination forms.
Additional nomination forms are available from
instructional development, 777-4998.
Please note that this year’s nomination
deadline is Nov. 4. The date has been moved
a little earlier than in previous years to give
faculty and departments more time to assemble
– Libby Rankin, director, instructional
nominations sought for “Who’s Who”
The University is accepting applications for
the “Who’s Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges” program,
which honors outstanding students on campuses
across the country.
The selection committee, composed of UND faculty,
staff, and students, evaluates each applicant
on scholarship ability, participation and leadership
in academic and extracurricular activities,
citizenship, service to UND and potential for
Each applicant must be currently enrolled at
UND and must have a minimum of 60 credits by
the completion of the 2005 summer term. Both
graduate and undergraduate students are eligible
for the yearly award, and past recipients may
Applications can be picked up in the Center
for Student Involvement and Leadership in the
Memorial Union or downloaded from http://www.union.und.edu/involvement/leadership/forms.htm.
The application must be hand-delivered by 4:30
p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. For further information
about the application process, call Linda Rains
at 777-4076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Memorial Union
departmental publications to University archives
Contained within the E.B. Robinson
Department of Special Collections in the Chester
Fritz Library, the University archives preserves
and houses published and unpublished historical
materials significant to the life of the University.
Published materials include all departmental
and office publications such as annual and biennial
reports, journals, bulletins, reports, directories,
brochures, newspapers and newsletters which
are published under University auspices.
Special collections seeks your assistance in
keeping this collection current. Please ensure
we are on your mailing list for all current
publications. Send them to Special Collections,
Box 9000. If you have any questions, please
contact Steve Axtman at 777-4624 or 777-4625.
– Steve Axtman, special collections,
Chester Fritz Library
committee awards travel funds
The Senate scholarly activities committee received
43 requests for funds to travel to domestic
or Canadian destinations (a total of $41,668.85),
and 11 requests for funds to travel to Alaska,
Hawaii, or foreign destinations (a total of
$20,231.58), in response to the September call
for proposals. The following awards were made
at the committee meeting Sept. 30.
- Foreign travel
Michael Beard (English), $535.53; Bjorn Dahlen
(Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium), $970.22;
Ewan Delbridge (chemistry), $1,426.63; Sandra
Donaldson (English), $737.33; Sergio Gallo
(music), $677.18; William Gosnold (geology
and geological engineering), $873.29; Ronald
Marsh (computer science), $591.70; Santhosh
Seelan (Earth system science and policy),
$939.35; Jeffrey Weatherly (psychology), $587.24;
Min Wu (biochemistry and molecular biology),
- Domestic travel
Cindy Anderson (family and community nursing),
$275.11; James Antes (psychology), $108; Fathollah
Bagheri (economics), $203.62; Gayle Baldwin
(philosophy and religion), $253.41; Nancy
Beneda (finance), $253.41; J. Colleen Berry
(modern and classical languages and literatures),
$242.55; Daniel Biederman (economics), $203.62;
Timothy Bigelow (electrical engineering),
$190; Hyunsoo Byun (art), $269.36; Jihni (Susan)
Chen (economics), $270.64; Peri Da Silva Jr.
(economics), $204.26; Shanaka de Silva (space
studies), $351.07; James Foster (biochemistry
and molecular biology), $236.68; Cullen Goenner
(economics), $203.62; Elizabeth Harris-Behling
(English), $389.36; David Hollingworth (management),
$264.26; Susan Hunter (practice and role development),
$254.04; Gail Ingwalson (teaching and learning),
$264.88; Mark Jendrysik (political science
and public administration), $210; Richard
Josephs (geology and geological engineering),
$408.51; Lynda Kenney (technology), $300.64;
Kimberly Kenville (aviation), $344.04; Alana
Knudson (Center for Rural Health), $236.81;
Saobo Lei (pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics),
$253.41; Yeo Lim (civil engineering), $340.85;
Wendy Loya (Earth System Science and Policy),
$291.19; Roni Mayzer (criminal justice), $330.40;
Seong Nam (management), $249.58; Alexei Novikov
(chemistry), $197.87; Kimberly Porter (history),
$263.49; Kevin Romig (geography), $254.23;
Vicki Ross (teaching and learning), $270.64;
Rebecca Rudel (practice and role development),
$177; Sandra Short (physical education and
exercise science), $395.11; Jeffrey Sun (educational
leadership), $210; Wayne Swisher (communication
sciences and disorders), $287.24; John Vitton
(management), $253.60; Crystal Yang (art),
$261.89; Feng Yao (economics), $326.17; Marcellin
Zahui (mechanical engineering), $261.06; Ryan
Zerr (mathematics), $259.79.
— Sandra Short (physical education and
exercise science), chair, Senate scholarly activities
One lists features
The sister of Nicole Brown Simpson
will discuss domestic and relationship violence
on the next edition of Studio One. Tanya Brown
says she felt compelled to speak out on the
dangers of abusive relationships after her sister,
who was once married to former pro-football
star O.J. Simpson, was murdered in 1994. Brown
travels the country as a motivational and informational
speaker encouraging victims to take a stand
Also on the next edition of Studio One, we’ll
see how high gas prices are taking a toll on
those who rely on transportation to make a living.
Flower delivery and limousine businesses say
they have been forced to raise prices to pay
for gas. Commuters are asking themselves if
their daily trip to work is worth the price.
See how these groups are dealing with the problem
on Studio One this week.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the 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.
school hires people to pose as patients
The Office of Medical Education is seeking
people to hire as patients for medical students. We
are looking for people who would like to help students
learn and practice history taking and physical exam
skills. You will be paid $10 an hour for your participation.
We need a diverse group of healthy men and women
— ages 25 to 80 — with the following:
- s a flexible schedule
- s transportation to and from the University
- s limited number of health problems
We need you for one of the following afternoons from
12:45 to 5:30 p.m. (sorry, you can’t come more
than once.) The afternoons are Tuesday, Oct. 18, Thursday,
Oct. 27, Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Tuesday, Nov. 8. During
this time, you will be interviewed and examined by
three different student physicians. The experience
would be much the same as a visit to your own doctor’s
office. You will be asked to share your personal medical
history and allow the student to do a physical exam.
This does not require shots, blood tests or other
invasive procedures. Students are observed by physicians
and all information is confidential. (If there is
medical or personal information you do not wish to
share, you don’t have to.)
If you are interested, please contact Dawn at 777-4028
as soon as possible. Please feel free to pass this
information along to others you know who may be interested.
– Medical education office
donations sought for hurricane survivors in Baton
Residence services (housing and dining)
is seeking donations of children-sized Halloween costumes
and accessories to be sent to Louisiana State University
(LSU), Baton Rouge. The residential life department
at LSU is hosting a Halloween event and inviting hurricane
families from the local shelters in Baton Rouge. New
or gently used costumes
in any size are welcome to be donated by Tuesday,
Costume drop-off locations include the housing office,
any dining center, and Old Main Marketplace Food Court
in the Memorial Union. For more information, call
the housing office at 777-4251.
– Residence services
from the UND Bookstore
We would like to thank the faculty and staff who have
submitted spring textbook requests. We received 29
percent of the requests as of Oct. 7. If you need
assistance in making informed decisions about your
textbook adoptions, Faculty Center Network is the
one-stop, online resource for all of your textbook
adoptions needs. With nearly 300,000 titles, you’ll
find a robust bibliographic database of adoptable
textbook titles. Visit www.facultycenter.net.
Inside the Faculty Center Network, users can search
or browse textbooks. For each textbook, we have author
information, author biographies, cover images, book
summaries, tables of pages, sample chapters and prefaces,
and links to book supplements available to students.
For more information contact Michelle Abernathey,
general manager, 777-2103 or Tina Monette, textbook
gifts available at museum shop
New merchandise is now available at the museum shop
located in the North Dakota Museum of Art on Centennial
Drive. Get a jump on the upcoming holidays by shopping
our large selection of handmade sterling silver, glass
and paper jewelry. Great gift ideas also include cashmere
winter hats, delightfully mismatched woven socks,
leather bound journals and home décor items
with flair. Gift certificates are available.
Shop hours are 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Please call 777-4195 for
– North Dakota Museum of Art
Children’s Center offers full-time child care
The University Children’s Center, which is located
on campus at 525 Stanford Road, offers child care
for children ages 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.
|Head Start Children Arriving
@ UCC at 11:30 am
|Faculty, Staff and Greater
Grand Forks Community
|Head Start Children Arriving
@ UCC at 11:30 am
|Academic year registration
|Summer registration fee
The University apartment resident (UAR) discount
of $2 per day or half-day still applies.
For additional care (hourly rate) $4
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