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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 8: October 14, 2005

Kupchella 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:

  1. University Senate status report, Sue Jeno, chair.
  2. “State of the University” address, President Kupchella.
  3. 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

Search 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 are selected.
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


Jones 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 Hall.

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


Discussion 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


Celebrate Ukraine Thursday night

The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., hosts cultural nights at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Join us Oct. 13 to celebrate the culture of Ukraine and Oct. 20 to celebrate the culture of Turkey. Everyone is welcome.

– International programs, 777-6438


Christus 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


Neuropsychologist 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 the public.

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.

– Psychology


Johnson 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


Haertel 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 to attend.

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 the wave.

– Atmospheric sciences


Biology hosts seminars

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.

– Biology


Physics 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 Hall.

– Physics


Bandura 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 or contact Doug Peters in psychology, 777-3648,

— Psychology


Classic 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 in Blackmail.
For more information, please contact Mark Landa at 746-5500.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Empire Arts Center


Centralian 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.

– Music


Participants sought for charity ride, walk/run

The American Medical Women’s Association encourages you to join us in the annual Tour de Forks Louise Eberwein Bike Ride and Sharon Lambeth 5K Walk/Run, Sunday, Oct. 16, at Lions Park. Cost for this event is: general admission, $20; students, $10; and family, $50, with the proceeds going to the grand Forks Breast Cancer Coalition. Door prizes will be awarded and everyone that participates will receive a free T-shirt.

Registration is from noon to 1:30 p.m. (forms also available at, with the events beginning at 1:45 p.m. Please see our ad in the Oct. 11 edition of the Dakota Student for more information.

This is a wonderful way for you and your friends and family to enjoy fresh air while getting some exercise. In addition, you will be commemorating breast cancer victims and survivors. We would be honored if you would join in this worthy cause to help fight breast cancer. Thank you for your time and consideration.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Katie Splichal, American Medical Women’s Association


Graduate committee will not meet Monday

The graduate committee will not meet Oct. 17.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school


Hagerty 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 Lecture Endowment.

– School of Communication


Global Visions film series continues

Anthropology’s Global Visions film series continues. Information on upcoming films can be found on the anthropology web page at

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


Counseling center director candidate will take part in open forum

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

– Jerry Bulisco, search committee chair


Women’s 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.

– Music


Building 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 me.

— Linda Rains, coordinator of volunteer services and programming, 777-4076


Lecture series marks 100th anniversary of theory of relativity

The physics department will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity with a public lecture series Oct. 11 to Nov. 8, part of The World Year of Physics.

The series will introduce the special and general theories of relativity in four public lectures at 100 Leonard Hall on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. They will be presented by William Schwalm and Timothy Young, both physics.
“One amazing thing about the Theory of Relativity,” Schwalm said, “is that many parts of it are accessible to a person with very little training. To work out some of the interesting consequences requires only a little bit of high school math.”

“Geometry of Space and Time” will be held Oct. 18 and will discuss four-dimensional world, universal speed limit, E=mc2, twin paradox, and how relativity preserves causality.

“General Relativity and Gravity,” scheduled for Nov. 1, will cover the curvature of spacetime, aging in a gravitational field, and gravitational lensing.

The final lecture, “Black Holes,” will be held Nov. 8 and covers the creation and anatomy of black holes, gravitational waves, cosmology and the large-scale structure of space and time.

Each lecture will be followed by a session for individuals interested in learning more technical details.

— William Schwalm, professor of physics, 777-3530, and Timothy Young, assistant professor of physics, 777-4709


Theology for Lunch series continues

Join us for hearty food, engaging discussion, and good fellowship at the upcoming October Theology for Lunch series. Scheduled for Oct. 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


Education to host campus discussion of Fighting Sioux image use

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 staff. 

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 Human Development


Faculty 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 Dakota Settings:
    Assessing the Unique Needs of Rural School Counselors”
  • Wendelin Hume and Kathleen Brokke, “Defining the Advocacy Needs for North Dakota Early Adolescent Females”
  • Gaye Burgess, Thomasine Heikamp, and Cindy Juntunen, “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.”

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 for lunch reservations.
More information is available at .

— Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement


Final 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 Brandon Erickson.
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 fundamentals.

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 e-mail

— Memorial Union


Physician 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


Theatre 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


Pro 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


Flying 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 skills.

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 national competitions.

– UND Aerospace


Scientist 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 significance.

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


Used book sale will be Oct. 21, 22

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

– Dianne Stam, University Learning Center, for AAUW


Lotus 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


Master 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 Williams.
  • “Cuckoo from Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Stephen Chatman (b. 1950), “The Willow Song from Othello,” Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), “Fear no More the Heat O’ the Sun from Cymbeline,” Roger Quilter (1877-1953).

— Grand Forks Master Chorale


Flu 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 care.
  • People age 65 years and older.
  • Women who will be pregnant during influenza season.
  • Caregivers of children less than 6 months of age.

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 afterward.
    • 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 hand cleaner.
    • If you get the flu, stay home from work or school. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

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


Keep 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 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 11 to 11:50 a.m. or 1 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 to 10:50 a.m. or 2 to 2:50 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 to 11:50 a.m. or 1 to 1:50 p.m.
  • 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 academic services


Web conference focuses on recruiting/retaining diverse faculty

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

– Affirmative action and provost’s offices


FlexComp 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, 777-4423


Enron 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 unethical behavior.

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 Ethics Magazine.

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 stakeholders.

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


Wellness 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, or go online to

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


Agenda 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: It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.

– Carmen Williams (interim registrar), secretary, University Senate


Research 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, Oct. 18.

Minutes from the meeting will be available in the RD&C approximately one week after the meeting.

– Kara Wettersten (counseling), chair, institutional review board


Student/faculty 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 Fail)
    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 p.m.

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


Space 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,


U2 lists workshops

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; e-mail,; or online, Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

  • Excel XP, Intermediate: Oct. 25, 26, and 27, 9 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, TIAA-CREF.
  • 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 groups.
  • Employee and Non-Employee Travel Policies and Procedures, and Food Purchase: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Brush up on the procedures to follow for employee ticket authorizations, direct billing of airline tickets and employee travel expense vouchers; as well as on the travel procedures to follow for non-employees, students and nonresident aliens. Review of food purchases. Presenters: Lisa Heher, Bonnie Nerby, and Allison Peyton.
  • The Lost Art of Listening: Where Did it Go and How Can We Get it Back? Oct. 27, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Fee: $20 (includes materials and refreshments). The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Perhaps the most basic thing we 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.


Sadeh named managing editor of Astropolitics

Eligar Sadeh, assistant professor of space studies, has been named managing editor of the academic journal, Astropolitics (

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


Barbara 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 degrees committee.

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 others.

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


Nominations 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):

  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 Board.
  2. The candidate must have achieved a level of distinction which would merit comparable recognition in his or her profession or area of excellence.
  3. 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:

  1. Achievement of distinction in scholarship, or in comparable professional or creative achievement.
  2. Recognized and outstanding service to the nation, to the state, or to the University of North Dakota.
  3. 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.
  4. Non-membership on the faculty of the University of North Dakota.
  5. Scholarship specialization in an area in which the university normally grants an earned degree.


  1. Nominations may be made by any member of the University Council.
  2. 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 and publications
    c.  Description of public service and achievements
    d.  List of offices and positions held
    e.  Other factual justifications for consideration
  3. 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.
  4. A nominee will not be informed that he/she is being considered until the nomination has been approved at the SBHE level.
  5. The titles of honorary degrees shall be distinct from those of earned degrees at UND.
  6. 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.


Nominations 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 (individual)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Research/Creative Activity and Service – the “Faculty Scholar Award” (individual)
  • Outstanding Faculty Development and Service (individual)
  • 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,, 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 supporting files.

– Libby Rankin, director, instructional development


Student 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 future achievements.

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 reapply.

Applications can be picked up in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in the Memorial Union or downloaded from

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

— Memorial Union


Send 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. Thank you.

– Steve Axtman, special collections, Chester Fritz Library


Senate 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), $637.66.
  • 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 committee


Studio 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 against violence.

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.


Med 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


Costume donations sought for hurricane survivors in Baton Rouge

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, Oct. 18.

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


News 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

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 manager, 777-2106.


New 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 information.

– North Dakota Museum of Art


University 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.

Student Rates
Full Day
Half Day
Head Start Children Arriving @ UCC at 11:30 am


Faculty, Staff and Greater
Grand Forks Community
Full Day
Half Day
Head Start Children Arriving @ UCC at 11:30 am
Academic year registration fee
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

— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University Children’s Center

University Relations
University of North Dakota
411 Twamley Hall
Box 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Tel: (701) 777-2731
Fax: (701) 777-4616