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ISSUE: Volume 42, Number 9: October 22, 2004
 
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Flu vaccine reserved for high-risk patients

Due to the nationwide shortage of flu vaccine, the Center for Disease Control has changed its guidance about who should get vaccinated this season. The existing flu vaccine supplies are being directed to those people who are at greatest risk forserious complications from influenza disease.

Who should be vaccinated?
• Adults and children 2 years of age and older with chronic lung or heart disorders, including heart disease and asthma.
• Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season.
• Adults and children 2 years of age and older with chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes), kidney diseases, blood disorders (such as sickle cell anemia), or weakened immune systems, including persons with HIV/AIDS.
• Children and teenagers, 6 months to 18 years of age, who take aspirin daily.
• People 65 years of age and older.
• Children ages 6 months to 23 months.
• Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities.
• Household members and out-of-home caregivers of infants under the age of 6 months (Children under the age of 6 months cannot be vaccinated.).
• Healthcare workers who provide direct, hands-on care to patients.

Who should go without vaccination?
Healthy people 2 to 64 years of age are asked to postpone or skip getting a flu shot this year so that available vaccine can protect those at greater risk for flu complications.

Where is vaccine available locally?
At the present time, the only local provider of flu vaccinations is Altru Clinic, and supplies are limited. High-risk individuals who wish to be vaccinated are required to present a prescription from their health care provider. UND students who are in high-risk categories may request a prescription through Student Health Services providers. Faculty and staff who are in high-risk categories may contact their health care provider to request a prescription.

What else can you do to prevent the spread of flu?
There are certain good health habits that can help prevent the spread of flu.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from other to protect them from getting sick too.

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze – and dispose of the tissue afterward.
• If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
• Wash your hands after you cough or sneeze – 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.

Practicing a healthy lifestyle can also reduce your risk of influenza and other diseases. Adequate rest, regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress management are all proven strategies to boost your immune system. Be sure to drink plenty of water to keep mucous membranes hydrated and resistant to the flu virus. Frequent cleaning of hard surfaces such as telephones, doorknobs, desks, countertops, and handrails is also helpful.

If symptoms of influenza develop, i.e. sudden onset of fever (usually high), headache, tiredness, a sore throat and dry cough, nasal congestion, and severe body aches, seek medical care as soon as possible. Medications are now available that can help reduce the severity and duration of the flu if administered early – preferably within the first day.

Contact the Student Health Promotion Office at 777-2097 or stop by the office on the main floor of the Memorial Union if you need additional information.

— Jane Croeker, health promotion adviser, Student Health Services.

 
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Studio One lists guests

Adoption consultant Renee Rongen will discuss her personal experience with domestic open adoption on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Rongen has a long list of accomplishments as an author, a nationally acclaimed speaker, and the founder of her firm, Adoption Resource Group. She will identify some misconceptions about adoption.

Also, tennis professionals Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick competed in a charity match in Grand Forks. Along with their passion for tennis, they manage to share the spotlight in a battle between experience and youth.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3. Rebroadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

– Studio One.

 

India Dance Ballet to perform at Chester Fritz

Gajamukha, “The Story of the Elephant-Headed God,” Dance Ballet of India, will appear in the Chester Fritz Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Faculty are urged to encourage students to attend this cultural event. More performance details are available at www.gajamukha.com, including information on dancers, dance styles, the orchestra, music of the ballet, musical instruments, music composers, and lyrical composers.

This event is sponsored by the Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC), a standing committee of UND Student Government, and co-sponsored by the UND Division of Academic Affairs in association with the India Students Cultural Association and the International Centre.

Portland artist and National Dance Project Grant recipient Jayanthi Raman will present this new full-length ballet as part of the tour of performances in 30 cities in the United States this fall.

The tour is funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Ford Foundation.

– Bonnie Solberg, adviser, Multicultural Awareness Committee.

 

Biology offers Oct. 22 seminar

The Biology Department will host a seminar at noon Friday, Oct. 22, 141 Starcher Hall. “Phylogenetics of Flyingfishes and Needlefishes: Interpreting the Evolution of Gliding and Heterochrony,” will be presented by Nate Lovejoy from the zoology department at the University of Manitoba.

– Biology Department.

 

UND Bookstore hosts author signings

UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore will host the following regional author signings.

s Friday, Oct. 22, 1 to 3 p.m., Robert Woutat, Dakota Boy.

s Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ernest Schanilec, Blue Darkness, Towers, Danger in the Keys, Purgatory Curve, and Gray Riders.

— Marie Mack, trade manager, UND Barnes and Noble

 

Psychology plans colloquium

The Psychology Department will host a colloquium in which Linda Langley, assistant professor at NDSU, will present “Adult Age-Related Changes in Selective Attention and Visual Search.” It will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in 302 Corwin/Larimore Hall. Everyone is welcome.

– Psychology Department.

 

Free concert is gift from Norwegian government

Well-known singer-songwriter-guitarist Lillebjørn Nilsen from Oslo, Norway, will play a free concert for the public at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Friday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. The concert is a gift from the Norwegian government, a way of saying “thanks!” to the University of North Dakota for hosting this year’s Norway Seminar for Professors of Norwegian in North America.

Lillebjørn Nilsen [biography translated by Faythe Thureen, UND instructor of Norwegian.]
Lillebjørn has been singing since the Sixties. His debut record “Tilbake,” which came out in 1971, was closely followed by others. Throughout the years and decades, Lillebjørn has received prestigious prizes and been honored for outstanding contributions as a performing artist. In 1995, he received Denmark’s first folk music prize.

During his career, Lillebjørn has published several books combining guitar and song. These songbooks are pulled out around the campfire, in schools, and in kids’ rooms where chords are instilled in fingers. Everyone knows Lillebjørn.
Lillebjørn plays several stringed instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin and Hardanger fiddle. His repertoire encompasses Norwegian folksongs in his own arrangements, his own translations of songs from other countries, and his own lyrics and melodies.

In a simple and down to earth manner, Lillebjørn has set words to everyday concepts, and his songs have always gone home with both young and old.

In addition to numerous tours in Norway and other Nordic countries, he has peformed at large festivals in Europe and the United States. He also joined other musicians to form two successful groups which played to full houses and sold hundreds of thousands of records.

In 1996, Lillebjørn released a double album of 40 of his best and most well-known songs. In 2005, he will celebrate his 55th birthday.

The Norway Seminar will open Thursday, Oct. 21, with a welcome reception at the home of President Charles and Adele Kupchella. The concert, open to the public, is set for Friday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. There is no admission charge. This is a gift to UND and the community from the Norwegian government in appreciation for hosting this year’s Norway Seminar.

For information, contact Faythe Thureen, Norwegian instructor in the UND Department of Languages, (701) 777-4652, faythe.thureen@und.nodak.edu

 

Museum announces new season of chamber music

The North Dakota Museum of Art will continue its museum concert series with the Borromeo String Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 24, trumpeter David Guerrier on Feb. 13, Tapestry on March 6, and harpist Catrin Finch closes the season on April 17. The concerts all begin at 2 p.m. Sundays in the museum galleries on Centennial Drive.
The Myra Foundation underwrites the series in Grand Forks along with the Heartland Arts Fund, a collaborative project between Arts Midwest, the Mid-American Arts Alliance, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
Committed classical music lovers contribute an additional $50 on top of their season ticket to become sponsors who share in the cost of bringing great music to the community.

Borromeo String Quartet: The quartet achieved immediate success after their formation in 1989, and has won honors and awards from around the world. They have established themselves as a solid ensemble with a reliably warm sound and a passion for both the standard repertoire and new music. Borromeo has also gained popularity among National Public Radio listeners as the Ensemble-in-Residence for National Public Radio’s

“Performance Today.” Their current concert season includes such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Library of Congress, and several others across three continents. The quartet performed in the museum series during its first season. In appreciation of that early support, the musicians halved their fee.

David Guerrier was born in France and began to study trumpet at age 7. At 19, he has already distinguished himself as one of the world’s foremost trumpeters. Guerrier plays with a confident, well-rounded sound, and displays his technique with electric energy, bringing musical significance to each note. He was awarded first prize at the Munich International Music Competition of the ARD, the first trumpeter in 40 years to win such honors. His latest awards include first prize in the 2000 Maurice Andre International Trumpet Competition in Paris, and first prize at the International Trumpet Guild Competition in New York.

Tapestry: This dynamic ensemble combines ancient, traditional and contemporary vocal music in bold, conceptual programs. The “haunting vibrations” created by the trio are emotionally charged and rich. Critics praise Tapestry as polished and impeccable. They have appeared at the Jubilee Festivities for the Millennium in Rome, and the Flanders
Festival of Gent and Brussels. This is the first time a choral group known for singing both medieval and contemporary music has been included in the season.

Catrin Finch: A Welsh harpist, she holds the prestigious honor of Royal Harpist to The Prince of Wales, a post the Prince revived after hearing Catrin Finch play at his 50th birthday party. She has also received a special double harp concerto commission from the Prince, which was premiered with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Finch won the 2000 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Princeton University Concerts Prize. This is a return visit to North Dakota. Part of the series three years ago, she was such a popular performer and of great interest to young audiences. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring children and grandchildren. College and high school students will also find her smart and timely.

The concert series, founded in 1990, is a celebration of classical music that brings performers of international repute to the Museum. It is the oldest chamber concert series in the region and draws a mixed audience of all ages. It was founded when the Chester Fritz Auditorium dropped classical music from their programming, having found
it was a money losing proposition. In order to keep classical music by professional musicians alive in the region the Museum stepped in and found like-minded collaborators. Mayville State University shares the series with the Museum, hosting their performance on Monday evenings.

Tickets for the concert series are available by subscription to the series, or available for single concerts at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Non-member tickets are: $70 for the season, $15 per concert at the door. Member tickets are $60 for the season, $13 per concert at the door. Student and military tickets are
$20 for the season, $5 per concert at the door. Children middle school and under are admitted free. Help assure the survival of the concert series by becoming a sponsor for an additional $50. Order your tickets today by sending a check or calling 777-4195.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. The museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum shop is open during museum hours. The museum café is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whereas the museum does not charge an admission fee, the suggested donation is $3 for adults and change from children.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.

 

Lotus Center sponsors talk

The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., will present “Halloween and the Dhamma: Contemplating the Nature of Good and Bad,” a free talk given by Patrick Anderson, a former Buddhist monk in the Theravada Thai Forest Tradition, from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Tea will be served from 4 to 5 p.m.

Contact Lora at (701) 787-8839 or Patrick at (701) 746-6255 for more information.

– Lotus Meditation Center.

 

Electronic theses/dissertations information session set for Monday

Graduate faculty and librarians are invited to attend a session on the electronic submission of theses and dissertations on Monday, Oct. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library. Come and find out where we are headed with the electronic submission of theses and dissertations. The presentation will be given by William Savage, director, UMI Dissertation Publishing. Light refreshments will be served.

– Staci Matheny, Graduate School.

 

Graduate Committee meets Monday

The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Oct. 25, at 3:05p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda is:
1. Approval of minutes from Oct. 11.
2. Presentation of electronic theses/dissertations by William Savage, UMI.
3. Matters arising.

— Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School.

 

Bone marrow drive for Mavis Kelley set for Monday

A distinguished educator in our community, Mavis Kelley, is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Due to the urgency of finding a donor for her, a bone marrow drive has been set for Monday, Oct. 25, at Sharon Lutheran Church. We still have room for more donors. Please call Bernie Carney at 772-9466 to schedule an appointment. The testing will be done between 3 and 7 p.m. next Monday. The testing consists of answering questions about your health and a simple blood test. It should take no longer than 30 minutes.

We are also seeking monetary donations to help defray the enormous cost associated with this procedure. These donations can be sent to NDAD, 1913 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND 58201. Write checks to NDAD with Mavis Kelley in the memo. These donations are tax deductible.

If you have questions, please check the web site at http://fc.grand-forks.k12.nd.us/~addoneformavis/web/index.html or e-mail questions to addoneformavis@gfschools.

— Gail Ingwalson (teaching and learning), Bone Marrow Committee.

 

HNRC offers seminar Oct. 26

The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center seminar series continues at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the HNRC library. “Genetic and Environmental Factors Alter the Accumulation of Cancer Inhibiting Phytonutrients in Plants” will be discussed by John Finley, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center. Everyone is welcome.

– Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

 

Theology for Lunch program considers faith and politics

Please join the Campus Ministry Association for free lunch and conversation as they host the fall semester Theology for Lunch series, Faith and Politics, Tuesdays through Oct. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center. The following individual will share her reflection on the ways in which faith influences her personal response in the political arena. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, Oct. 26, Mikey Hoeven, North Dakota first lady.

— Lisa Burger (Student Academic Services), on behalf of the Campus Ministry Association (St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, United Campus Ministry, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, and Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center).

 

Please announce “Keep Going” program to students

Student Academic Services is coordinating the annual “Keep Going” program Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 26-28. This is a refresher on using Web ALFI, the UND catalog, etc., as students prepare to register for the spring semester.
Topics include how to use Web ALFI, general education requirements, the advisement process, advisor and student roles, and using the catalog and time schedule. Sessions will be held in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, and are set for: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1 to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2 to 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 28, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 28, 1 to 2 p.m. Each session will cover the topics above.

– Student Academic Services.

 

Counseling Center presents men’s health forum

Male Education Nexus, a collaboration of Residence Services and the University Counseling Center, presents “The Health Forum: Varieties of Masculine Experience.”

Come and join in on lively discussion, information gathering, and problem solving. All male staff, students, faculty are welcomed. Refreshments will be served.

Sessions run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and continue Tuesday, Oct. 26, with “Men and Violence” by Patrick Kerr; and Tuesday, Nov. 2, “Physical Health and Body Image,” by a selected panel. The forums will be held in the Era Bell Thompson Center, upper room. The format will be a brief presentation and question and answer discussion session.

– Erik Mansager, Counseling Center.

 

Shakespeare opens theatre season

All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare will open the 32nd season of live theatre for campus and community at Burtness Theatre with performances from Tuesday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 30. A matinee for area schools will be offered Friday, Oct. 29, at noon. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

All’s Well That Ends Well, considered by Shakespearean scholars as one of his “problem comedies,” tells the tale of the virtuous Helena, a court physician’s daughter, who seeks the hand of Bertram, the Count Rossillion. Though not of his station, Helena is encouraged to go in quest of the young count’s love, fortified with the advice she seeks on “virginity” from the questionably principled Parolles and the nurturing of Bertram’s mother, the Countess of Rossillion. The king’s counselor, Lord Lafeu, and the countess’ clown, Lavatch, also support her suit. Thus Helena offers her healing gifts to the ailing king of France and requests that she be rewarded Bertram’s hand. Bertram resents the king’s plans for an arranged marriage with this commoner but finally obeys the king’s command and marries Helena. However, he vows that though Helena shares his name, she will never share his bed; then Bertram hastens off to his own quest of adventure along with the Lords Dumain to fight alongside the Duke of Florence. Torn between wanting Bertram and wanting Bertram’s happiness, Helena continues in her quest for his favor by finding support from a Florentine widow and her daughter, Diana – wise, compassionate, daring women who, in highly controversial fashion, assist Helena in meeting Bertram’s conditions and his recognition of her quest.

Though produced in approximately 1604, All’s Well was not seen again until 1741, and then not until our own age found the play viable.

All’s Well That Ends Well is directed by Mary Cutler. Tickets are $12 or $6 with a student ID. Free reserved parking is available on campus. For more information and reservations, please call the Burtness Theatre box office at 777-2587.

– Burtness Theatre.

 

Writer to discuss hurricane flight

Travel writer Scott Olsen will visit UND to talk about his recent adventure, “Hunting the Hurricane.” Olson, who is professor of English and committee chair of environmental studies at Concordia College in Moorhead, will be at Clifford Hall, Room 210, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Olsen recently flew with a news crew and weather scientists hunting Hurricane Ivan. He will show footage of that flight, and describe how writers work from notes, outlines, and drafts to full manuscripts. If you write, fly, or watch the weather, come join this conversation with Olsen.

This event is sponsored by Aerospace Sciences and the English Department. For more information, contact Fred Remer at 777-4055 or Sherry O’Donnell at 777-3943.

 

U2 adds DreamWeaver workshop

Introduction to Dreamweaver MX (limited seating), Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1 to 4 p.m., 204 Robertson Hall. Prerequisites: basic computer skills, familiarity with using a mouse, opening, closing and saving documents. The fee is $60 (includes reference material booklet).

Macromedia DreamWeaver MX is a professional HTML editor for designing, coding, and developing web sites, web pages, and web applications. Whether you enjoy the control of hard coding HTML or prefer to work in a visual editing environment, DreamWeaver provides you with helpful tools to enhance your web creation experience. This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to set up a site, design and create web pages using Macromedia DreamWeaver MX. You will learn how to use the insert toolbar to add objects such as text, images, links, tables, and the property inspector to change the attributes of the selected objects, and implement text links between web pages. You will learn how to preview and test your work before making it available to viewers. Presenter: Corey Quirk.

Please register by contacting the University Within the University (U2) office by any of the following ways: phone: 777-2128 or fax: 777-2140, e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu or online at www.conted.und.edu/U2.

Please include the following information to complete your registration: name, title, department, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned about this workshop.

– Julie Sturges, U2.

 

Geography Department showcases new space with open house

The Geography Department will host an open house Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the first floor of O’Kelly Hall. We are located in the old Ireland Lab space; follow the yellow hallway. All are welcome to come, see our new space on campus, and enjoy refreshments.

– Geography Department.

 

Oct. 27 seminar to highlight Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program

Thomas Ackerman, Battelle Fellow and chief scientist, DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, Wash., will present a seminar titled “Ground-Based Measurements of the Radiative Properties of the Atmosphere – An ARM Perspective” on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in 210 Clifford Hall.
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program operates ground-based sites that provide continuous measurements of radiative fluxes and physical properties of the atmospheric column. These measurements have been used to investigate atmospheric radiative transfer, cloud property retrievals, and physical processes in the atmosphere. This research provides the necessary tools to close the radiation budget of the atmospheric column above the ARM sites. The ARM program can provide continuous measurements of the surface radiation budget and the effects of clouds on that budget. In addition, the measured and retrieved properties of the atmosphere serve as input to a radiative transfer code that calculates the column top and bottom fluxes and column radiative heating profiles. Examples of these calculations are shown, and their use for model comparison studies is illustrated.
This seminar is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

– Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

 

Wagner seminar includes Ring showing

The Department of Music’s seminar on “Richard Wagner and Wagnerism” will sponsor a complete showing of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (with English subtitles) in a performance by the Metropolitan Opera with James Levine. Three remaining presentations in the Ring series will be shown in the Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, on these Wednesdays: Oct. 27 (Die Walküre), Nov. 3 (Siegfried), and Nov. 17 (Götterdämmerung). All showings begin at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

– Christopher Anderson, music.

 

FlexComp open enrollment meetings set

Please be aware:

(1) The open enrollment period, the same as last year, is Nov. 1-30, and

(2) no enrollment agreements will be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2004.

No exceptions will be made for mail delays; so, if the deadline date is approaching, it is advised that you hand-deliver your form directly to the Payroll Office to ensure meeting the Nov. 30 deadline.

The FlexComp program open enrollment period for the plan year of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2005, will be Nov. 1-30, 2004. During this time, all benefited employees will be able 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. They are set for Thursday, Oct. 28, from 9 to 10 a.m. or from 2 to 3 p.m. in 16/18 Swanson Hall. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to call me.

– Heidi Strande, Payroll Office FlexComp specialist, 777-4423.

 

Yoga classes begin Oct. 28

Yoga classes begin Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave. Classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening for beginners and mixed levels and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for intermediates. The classes will continue through Dec. 16. The cost for a single class is $10, and the full eight-week session is $65. For more information or to register call Dyan Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 or dyanre@aol.com.

— Dyan Rey, Department of Art.

 

AAUW used book sale is Oct. 29, 30

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) used book sale will be held at the Grand Cities Mall Friday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds go to scholarships.

— Dianne Stam (University Learning Center), for AAUW.

 

International Organization, Natural High sponsor pumpkin carving contest

A pumpkin carving contest organized by the UND International Organization and Natural High, Wellness Center, will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, at the International Centre.

Participants will carve Halloween pumpkins and present them, and compete for prizes. Free snacks, beverages and pumpkin pies will be served.

The International Organization and Natural High invited leaders of several student organizations to come and carve their organizations’ logos in addition to the main contest. All participants are encouraged to bring their own pumpkins. However, about 30 free ones will be available. To request pumpkins and get additional information about the event, call 777-4231.

The UND International Organization’s purpose is to enhance goodwill and understanding between international students, U.S. students, the University, and the Greater Grand Forks community. NIRSA Natural High promotes a holistic approach to health and wellness through quality health promotion and education programs that seek to reinforce positive lifestyle habits and to support personal growth in the multiple dimensions of health: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental.

– Anna Popkova, Natural High student coordinator, Wellness Center.

 

North Dakota Museum of Art to hold live art auction

The North Dakota Museum of Art will hold its sixth annual autumn art auction Saturday, Oct. 30. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with music by Jazz on Tap and appetizers donated by the Bronze Boot, Green Mill, Whitey’s, the Museum Café, and the Blue Moose. The live auction starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Museum Director Laurel Reuter commented that “with this auction we have chosen to bet on our audience by including several large paintings priced at the high end of our market. That gives patrons a range of art objects from $150 to $7,000. She pointed out that one of the top prices in last year’s auction, Alec Soth’s photograph of a houseboat on the Mississippi, was $1,250 and it is now worth five times that amount.

The 37 pieces of art are now on display at the Museum and online at www.ndmoa.com or may be viewed in the catalog. They range from woven Indian baskets to abstract works to traditional oil paintings. They will be auctioned by Burton Onofrio, who has run art auctions for 26 years in Rochester, Minn.

Absentee bidding is possible by mail or telephone. Call the Museum at 777-4195 to order tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door), receive an auction catalog, or register for absentee bidding. The ticket price includes wine and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Reuter will preview the works and lead an informal discussion about them and their creators on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The auction is underwritten by High Plains Reader, KVLY/TV and KXJB/TV, Leighton Broadcasting, Marshall Field’s and North Dakota Public Radio. The exhibition is funded in part by a general operating grant from the Bush Foundation.

The Museum is located on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Call 777-4195 for information on current exhibitions, the Museum Café, or the Museum Gift Shop.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.

 

Grand Forks Symphony will present Halloween pops concert

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will perform its October concert, “Halloween Pops,” at the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. This is the second of five concerts in the 2004-2005 “Soundscapes” season. Children 12 and under are encouraged to attend the Sunday matinee and participate in the costume parade and contest. Be sure to reserve your seats. Tickets are available by calling 777-4090.

The concert features sensational guest artist Sara Davis Buechner, piano, in the film score to Hitchcock’s 1945 psychological thriller, “Spellbound,” and during a screening of two classic 1920s silent cartoons: “Felix in Hollywood” with Felix the Cat, and “Koko’s Earth Control.” Around the world, her stellar performances garner praise from audiences and critics alike. The Washington Post states, “Buechner’s performance had a beauty that might have taken even Mozart’s breath away.” Known for her entertaining, as well as musical, performances, Ms. Buechner has composed and commissioned the music for two silent cartoons. These selections are sure to delight children of all ages.

Movie fans will also enjoy orchestra suites from “Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets” and “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.” The “Harry Potter Suite,” by John Williams, presents the themes of new characters in this movie: playful Dobby, the House Elf, soaring Fawkes the Phoenix, and the Gilderoy Lockhart theme. Potter fans will recognize these delightful tunes from their favorite movie moments. The “Lord of the Rings Suite,” by Canadian composer Howard Leslie Shore, tells the story of The Two Towers through music and melody. Themes from the first and second movie intertwine in Rohan, the march of the Ents, Gollum’s song, and several other movements.
Costumes are encouraged (but not mandatory!) at the Saturday evening performance.

The Sunday matinee features a costume contest for children 12 and under. Come at 1:15 p.m. to register for the contest and hear a pre-concert talk by Christopher Anderson. Costumes will be judged at intermission, and treats are available for all.

For more information, call the Symphony office at 777-3359 or check the GGFSO web site at www.grandforkksymphony.org.

 

Next “On Teaching” topic is cognitive dissonance

“Creating Cognitive Dissonance” is the topic of the next “On Teaching” lunch set for Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the Union. The concept of cognitive dissonance grows out of the work of John Bean and Howard Gardner, both of whom point out that a serious obstacle to real learning is the compartmentalization of knowledge. Learners memorize new ideas, but they still hold on to their old theories or “knowledge”; once the test is done, those old theories reassert their dominance. In order to provoke meaningful learning, students need to confront the differences between what they think they know and what they learn in their courses. They need cognitive dissonance. But how do we create opportunities for this deeper form of learning? Marcia Mikulak (anthropology) and Vicki Ross (teaching and learning) will begin the discussion by talking about their own experiences with creating cognitive dissonance. Handouts will be provided.

To register for lunch (provided by Instructional Development) call 777-4998 or e-mail joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu. Lunch reservations must be received by noon on Friday, Oct. 29.

– Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the Curriculum.

 
Doctoral examination set for Philline Deraney

The final examination for Philline Deraney, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in higher education, is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is “Saudi Women’s Society: Perceptions of Saudi Arabian Women Living in the Upper Midwest.” Mary Ruth Laycock (educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School.
 

Midwest Selenium Symposium will be held in Grand Forks

“Selenium-Enriched Foods: Science, Production, Marketing Issues and Challenges” will bring together leaders and experts from across the country to share their research and discuss one of the most promising developments in the area of functional foods. The symposium, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks, will be hosted by UND, NDSU, and the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
The publication of a cancer trial in 1996 that showed selenium supplements dramatically decreased the risk of certain cancers has fueled interest in the development of functional foods enhanced in selenium. The Northern Plains area of the United States contains soils with some of the highest concentrations of selenium to be found in North America, and that makes this region uniquely situated to produce selenium-enhanced foods. Many food
industries, primarily supplement manufacturers, have already begun marketing selenium-enriched products, and two provisional health claims have been allowed for these products.

There are opportunities and problems in development of selenium-enriched foods. For this two-day symposium, leaders in research, industry and agricultural production will explore the current state of the science behind the production and health benefits of foods enriched in selenium, as well as examine ideas for marketing selenium-enriched foods.

Pre-register for $25; $35 at the door. For more information about this event, please call 795-8300 or go online at www.ag.ndsu.edu/seleniumsymposium/index.htm.

– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

 

Value of the arts is topic of discussion

The North Valley Arts Council (NoVAC) will present Lunch with the Arts, featuring a discussion on the value of the arts to regional economic and cultural development, led by Hal Gershman. It is set for noon Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Cost is $5, with lunch included. Registration is required; call 777-6120 by Monday, Nov. 1.
Please join us for this informative discussion and exciting networking opportunity.

– Nicole Derenne, administrative coordinator, North Valley Arts Council, 777-6120.

 

Invite students to register for professional etiquette luncheon

Faculty are asked to announce the following event to classes.

Looking for a way to polish your professional skills? Career Services will host the professional dress and etiquette luncheon Saturday, Nov. 13. Attend an etiquette presentation by Bruce Gjovig in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a four-course luncheon in the Ballroom and a style presentation by Marshall Field’s from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is only $5 per student. Register and pre-pay at 280 McCannel Hall by Tuesday, Nov. 9.

– Kim Konerza, Career Services events coordinator.

 

Participants sought for panel on international experience

In observance of International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, International Programs is hosting a panel discussion with faculty and staff to address the role of international experience in the current educational climate.

We invite any faculty or staff member, including UND’s international faculty, who would like to participate in the panel on Thursday, Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. We would like you to share your experiences teaching or researching abroad, current internationally oriented research or initiatives, and the impact of those experiences on you professionally and the University in general.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Shannon Jolly, shannonjolly@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4118, by Wednesday, Nov. 3.

– International Programs.

 

NCBI molecular resource training offered

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) molecular resource training will be offered Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18 and 19. The NCBI presents “A Field Guide to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources,” a lecture from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, and hands-on computer workshop (Nov. 18 and 19) on GenBank and related databases covering effective use of the Entrez databases and search service, the BLAST similarity search engine, genome data and related resources.

The training features the NCBI assembly and annotation of human, mouse and rat genomes, the updated map viewer genome displays, the new genome-specific BLAST pages, the new NCBI curated conserved domains, and Cn3D 4.1.

For more information on this free class presented by NCBI, go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/FieldGuide/.
Workshops will be held in the Karl Christian Wold Bioinformation Learning Resources Center, lower level computer lab, Room B320B, Medical Science building, Thursday and Friday.

Attendance at the lecture is a prerequisite for the hands-on workshops.

Workshop session #1: Thursday, Nov. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. (25 seats); workshop session #2: Thursday, Nov. 18, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. (25 seats); and workshop session #3: Friday, Nov. 19, 8 to 10 a.m. (25 seats).
For more information and/or to register contact me by Friday, Nov. 11.

– Barbara Knight, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, bknight@medicine.nodak.edu.

 
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Open enrollment in NDPERS insurance plans ends Nov. 15

Open enrollment for employees in the NDPERS health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance plans is available through Nov. 15.
Complete information and necessary forms are available on the NDPERS web page at www.discovernd.com/ndpers (click on “Annual Enrollment”), or contact the UND Payroll Office. Change forms must be received in the Payroll Office by Monday, Nov. 15.
NDPERS has announced increases in dental insurance premiums. Employee rates will increase from $29.64 to $32.56 per month, employee plus spouse rates will increase from $57.09 to $62.70 per month, employee plus children rates will increase from $66.45 to $73.02 per month, and family rates will increase from $93.90 to $103.20 per month.
Life and long-term care coverage are subject to medical underwriting approval. Premium deductions will be withheld after approval of coverage.

Health, dental, and vision coverage will be effective Jan. 1, 2005; dental and vision premiums will be withheld from December paychecks. Any plan-specific questions should be directed to NDPERS at 1-800-803-7377.

– Payroll Office.

 

Out-of-state meal allowances revised

Out-of-state meal allowance rates have been revised for travel on or after Oct. 1. A revised listing is available for your use on the Accounting Services web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/accounts.

Select policies and procedures, then employee travel policies, then meal reimbursements, and North Dakota’s out-of-state per diem listing.

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie at bonnienerby@mail.und.nodak.edu or 777-2966.

– Accounting Services.

 

U2 workshops listed for Nov. 8-19

Below are U2 workshops for Nov. 8 through Nov. 19. Visit our web site for additional workshops in October and November. Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

Excel XP, Advanced: Nov. 8 and 10, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (six hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Intermediate. Customize, link, share and protect workbooks, work with multiple data sources, enhance charts, work with Excel graphics. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

HTML, Creating a Web Page Using HTML: Nov. 8 and 10, 1 to 3:30 p.m., 361 Upson II (five hours total). Learn how to create a web page with Hyper-Text Markup Language, graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.

Hiring Procedures and the Termination Process: Nov. 9, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn what constitutes a legal hire as well as a legal termination of an employee. Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Bloodborne Pathogens: Nov. 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Conference Room, Auxiliary Services. Because of the increase in hepatitis and HIV cases in the past decade, it is important that persons who work around potentially infectious materials know how to protect themselves. This workshop will provide information on what bloodborne pathogens are, and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter: Claire Moen.

Retirement Distribution Flexibilities: Nov. 9, 4 to 6 p.m., or Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Getting ready for retirement: for individuals who are three to five years away from retirement. Developing a sound financial strategy for retirement can make a big difference. Now is the time to get answers to some important questions and begin planning. Presenter: Molly Melanson Perry, TIAA-CREF.

Word XP, Advanced: Nov. 15, 17, and 19, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Word Intermediate. Create a form, automate tasks with macros, use reference document features, use publication features, revise documents, explore web and HTML interface. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

Defensive Driving: Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Greg Krause.

Excel XP, Beginning: Nov. 16 and 18, 1 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II (six hours total). Introduces Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

Inventory Control, Property Insurance and Surplus Property Procedures: Nov. 18, 9 to 11 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Discuss insurance coverage of equipment, procedure for equipment transfers, deletions, completing annual inventory audit, and procedures for disposing and selling University property. Presenters: Christine Cavanaugh, Jackie Brockling, and Corrinne Kjelstrom.

– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University within the University.

 

Prompt textbook requests can bring more savings to students

Thank you for giving us your textbook requests early. We would like to thank everyone for helping us obtain fall textbook orders. We had a very successful buyback in May, thanks to the efforts of faculty and departments in submitting orders early.

By having the majority of the book orders before buyback, we were able to give the students over $400,000 for their used textbooks. This was an amazing 30 percent increase over last year.

As we now look forward to the spring semester, we are asking you to help us achieve the same results. Book orders for January were due Oct. 1. As of Oct. 18, we have 62 percent of the adoptions in. With your assistance, we can provide more used books to the UND students than ever before. Getting your book order in on time, and prior to the week of finals, will give students more buyback money and enable them to save 25 percent off the next textbook price. This also secures us additional time to source used textbooks from our wholesale companies.

Again, thank you very much for all your help. We are looking forward to a great spring semester. For more information, contact Michelle Abernathey, UND Bookstore, 777-2103, or Diane Hadden, textbooks, 777-2106.

 

Faculty sought to teach in Norway

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is seeking letters of interest from faculty to teach at the American College of Norway (ACN) for fall 2005. ACN has a unique affiliation with UND in that after the Norwegian students’ first year at ACN, most typically come to UND to complete their studies. The mix of our own UND study abroad students with the Norwegian and other international students allows an engaging and enriching experience for students and faculty. For more information on ACN, go to www.und.edu/dept/oip/html/ACN.htm and www.americancollege.no.

The visiting faculty from UND typically offer three courses, two of which must meet UND general education requirements. Any upper division courses should not have pre-requisites.

Faculty interested in teaching at ACN are asked to contact me for an application. Completed applications are due Dec. 1.

– Ray Lagasse, director of international programs, 777-2938, raymondlagasse@mail.und.nodak.edu.

 

Proposals sought for student technology fee monies

The student technology fee committee is seeking proposals for spring 2005 technology fee dollars.

The committee will make recommendations on proposals based on the following:

• Student benefit
• Innovation
• Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
• How does this project address your unit’s strategic plan?
• Dean’s ranking
• Number of students served
• Disciplines served
• Level of support
• Access for equipment
• Technical support
• Matching funds from the department/unit
• Technology available for redeployment

PLEASE NOTE: All proposals must be submitted using the spring 2005 (053) STF request form. Forms may be accessed at www.und.edu/org/stf/forms.html, or request one via e-mail from Kim Pastir at kimberleypastir@mail.und.nodak.edu. Departments/units should submit the proposals to their deans or directors for review and prioritization. Units which answer directly to vice presidents should submit proposals to them for review and prioritization. Vice presidents, deans and directors may have earlier deadlines.

The deadline to submit proposals to the student technology committee at Campus Box 9021 is Monday, Nov. 15.
Proposal writers must consult with the various support offices on campus for costs associated with installation of equipment, accessibility issues, security concerns and adaptive technology. Unless departments are prepared to pay for these out of their own budgets, proposal writers should obtain estimates and include them as a part of the budget for the proposal. In addition, proposal writers must consult with Disability Support Services regarding adaptive technology needed for the proposal and with the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies regarding the equipment requested for compatibility, installation issues, and ensuing issues.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposal process, please contact Kim at 777-3231.

– Jim Shaeffer, chief information officer.

 

American Indian Student Services offers proposal development incentive project

The American Indian Student Services Proposal Development Incentive Project is an exciting opportunity that provides grant writing seed money to be utilized for the development of new American Indian-related initiatives.
As you may be aware, President Kupchella has a goal of promoting UND as a national leader in American Indian higher education. Given that there are currently 27 American Indian-related programs on campus, we are well on our way to realizing that goal.

American Indians constitute the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority in the state of North Dakota. UND has a long and successful history of collaboration with the tribes, tribal entities, tribal schools, and tribal community colleges within the state.

Currently, there are over 400 American Indian students enrolled at UND. Through American Indian-related programs and initiatives, we are helping to build stronger American Indian communities across the state and nation – one successful student at a time.

A brochure is available describing the American Indian Student Services Proposal Development Incentive Project. Given our campus commitment to diversity, this could be an opportunity for your department to implement a program of support for recruiting American Indian students to your area.

Be assured that our office will be a collaborating partner in the development and implementation of your program, and are willing to assist you as much as possible.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Leigh Jeanotte, AISS director, at 777-3296, or Donna Brown, AISS assistant director, at 777-2949.

 

Marketplace for Entrepreneurs conference set for Jan. 13

North Dakota’s largest and longest-running economic development conference is back with a new name and a new focus. Marketplace for Entrepreneurs (formerly Marketplace of Ideas) will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Bismarck Civic Center.

This day-long economic development conference will keep the popular classes, workshops, “how-to” demonstrations and exhibits that last year drew a record attendance of nearly 7,000 people. However, the event’s new name reflects a new emphasis on necessary tools, information, skills and practical advice for small and start-up businesses and community leaders seeking to encourage new business growth.

We would like to invite you to be a part of Marketplace 2005 by hosting to showcase your programs and services. This is a great way to share your ideas and experiences with other participants.

If you are interested in a complimentary booth at Marketplace, please call Brandi or Marilyn at (701) 663-0150 or 1-888-384-8410.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Marketplace for Entrepreneurs.

 

Abstracts invited for international water conference

The second International Water Conference, “Research and education in an International Watershed: Implications for Decision Making,” is set for April 6-7, 2005, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Presented by the Red River Basin Institute, this meeting will feature plenary speakers and concurrent sessions centered on problematic issues of water management, flood damage reduction/mitigation, and natural resources protection/development that confront policy makers, scientists, and citizens of the Red River basin and surrounding region. Abstracts are due no later than Nov. 1, 2004.

For more information, go to http://www.tri-college.org/watershed/conference.htm.

– Phil Gerla, associate professor of geology and geological engineering.

 

2005 Founders Day honorees sought

The 2005 Founders Day banquet and ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 24. This celebration will mark the 122nd anniversary of the founding of the University of North Dakota.

Employees with 25 years of service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored at the banquet as guests of the University. We request the assistance of all administrators, vice presidents, deans, department chairs, office heads, and other supervisors in identifying eligible employees.

To prepare for Founders Day 2005, we request the following information:

1. Names of faculty and staff members who have completed 25 years of service to UND. To be honored, individuals must have completed 25 years of service since July 1, 2004, or will complete it by June 30, 2005. (In most cases, these people would have begun their employment at UND between July 1, 1979, and June 30, 1980.)

Please note that individuals eligible for 25-year recognition whose service at UND has not been continuous may have begun their employment prior to July 1, 1979.

Recognition for 25 years of service is given to all benefited employees, even though they may not be employed on a full-time basis. Please include names of benefited, part-time employees who will complete 25 years of service between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005.

2. Names of retired and retiring faculty and staff. To be honored, individuals must:
a. have retired since July 1, 2004, or will retire by June 30, 2005;
b. have a minimum of 15 years of service to the University;
c. be (or have been) full-time employees or in a benefited, part-time position at the time of retirement (or be completing an approved “phased” retirement); and
d. be making application for or receiving benefits through a UND-related retirement plan.

It is important that your list of eligible employees includes the following information:

• name of the employee
• position/faculty rank currently held
• department or unit
• initial appointment date
• mailing address and e-mail address
• dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these breaks in service were compensated, such as a developmental leave or a leave of absence without compensation)
• date of retirement (if applicable)

Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting information to Terri Machart in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services, Box 7140, terri.machart@mail.und.nodak.edu by Friday, Nov. 19. Please call 777-2724 with any questions about employee eligibility or about the Founders Day banquet.

– Fred Wittmann, director of ceremonies and special events, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.

 

Honorary degree nominations sought

Members of the University Council are invited to nominate outstanding individuals for an honorary degree. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 3. 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.

Procedures:

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 Friday, Dec. 3.

– Martha Potvin, interim provost.

 

Old Main Marketplace food court now open

Old Main Marketplace, the new food court operated by Dining Services, is now open on the first floor of the Memorial Union. Anchored by franchises A&W Express and Sbarro Pizzeria, the food court offers students, faculty and staff a remodeled environment with an emphasis on quick service and wide variety. In addition to the franchises, Dakota Deli offers made-to-order sandwiches, wraps and soups featuring North Dakota products from Cloverdale meats and Baker Boy breads. The World Market serves Asian entrees including made-to-order noodle bowls, a variety of appetizers and combination meals.

An extensive grab-n-go area provides a wide selection of fresh-made salads, sandwiches and wraps, as well was many convenience foods. Breakfast is also served at Old Main Marketplace. The morning menu includes breakfast sandwiches and home-baked muffins, cinnamon rolls and caramel rolls.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Takeout is available, 777-0438.

– Dining Services.

 

Stop by the Healthier U office for women’s health info

The Women’s Center and the Student Health Promotion Office are promoting women’s health from Oct. 18-31. Stop by the information booth in front of the Healthier U office in the Memorial Union for resources regarding time management, depression, breast cancer, eating disorders and other women’s health issues. Free Post-It pads with pink ribbons, the symbol for breast cancer awareness, and free women’s health pocket guides, covering a variety of health issues, will be featured.

A basket will be available for those who wish to donate pink Yoplait yogurt lids. Each donated lid generates a 10-cent donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. You can also help underprivileged women access free mammograms by clicking on: http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/. The corporate sponsors/advertiser on this site donate mammograms based on the number of daily visits, and it doesn’t cost you a thing.

Additional information on women’s health issues is also available at www.4collegewomen.org and www.4women.gov.

– Jane Croeker, health promotion adviser, Student Health Services.

 

Watch Monday Night Football at Loading Dock

ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team) is sponsoring Monday Night Football for the rest of the fall 2004 semester at the Loading Dock, Memorial Union. This event is open to everyone, and free appetizers and refreshments are served.

– Kelsey Lang, ADAPT.

 
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