42, Number 9: October 22, 2004
|• Flu vaccine
reserved for high-risk patients
|EVENTS TO NOTE
One lists guests
• India Dance Ballet to perform at
• Biology offers Oct. 22 seminar
• UND Bookstore hosts author signings
• Psychology plans colloquium
• Free concert is gift from Norwegian
• Museum announces new season of
• Lotus Center sponsors talk
• Electronic theses/dissertations
information session set for Monday
• Graduate Committee meets Monday
• Bone marrow drive for Mavis Kelley set for Monday
• HNRC offers seminar Oct. 26
• Theology for Lunch program considers faith and
• Please announce “Keep Going” program
• Counseling Center presents men’s health
• Shakespeare opens theatre season
• Writer to discuss hurricane flight
• U2 adds DreamWeaver workshop
• Geography Department showcases new space with
• Oct. 27 seminar to highlight Atmospheric Radiation
Measurement (ARM) program
• Wagner seminar includes Ring showing
• FlexComp open enrollment meetings set
• Yoga classes begin Oct. 28
• AAUW used book sale is Oct. 29, 30
• International Organization, Natural High sponsor
pumpkin carving contest
• North Dakota Museum of Art to hold live art
• Grand Forks Symphony will present Halloween
• Next “On Teaching” topic is cognitive
• Doctoral examination set for Philline Deraney
• Midwest Selenium Symposium will be held in Grand
• Value of the arts is topic of discussion
• Invite students to register for professional
• Participants sought for panel on international
• NCBI molecular resource training
|• Open enrollment
in NDPERS insurance plan ends Nov. 15
• Out-of-state meal allowances revised
• U2 workshops listed for Nov. 8-19
• Prompt textbook requests can bring
more savings to students
• Faculty sought to teach in Norway
• Proposals sought for student technology
• American Indian Student Services
offers proposal development incentive project
• Marketplace for Entrepreneurs
conference set for Jan. 13
• Abstracts invited for international
• 2005 Founders Day honorees sought
• Honorary degree nominations sought
• Old Main Marketplace food court
• Stop by the Healthier U office
for women’s health info
• Watch Monday Night Football at
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
• 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
• 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
• 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
— Jane Croeker, health promotion adviser,
Student Health Services.
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,
– Studio One.
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
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
– Bonnie Solberg, adviser, Multicultural
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.
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,
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
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.
concert is gift from Norwegian government
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
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
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, email@example.com
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
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
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
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.
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.
theses/dissertations information session set
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.
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.
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.
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
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
— 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).
announce “Keep Going” program to
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.
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
– Erik Mansager, Counseling Center.
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
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
– Burtness Theatre.
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
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
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
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.
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
– Geography Department.
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
– Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
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
– Christopher Anderson, music.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Dyan Rey, Department of Art.
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),
Organization, Natural High sponsor pumpkin carving
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.
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
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.
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 more information, call the Symphony office
at 777-3359 or check the GGFSO web site at www.grandforkksymphony.org.
“On Teaching” topic is cognitive
“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 email@example.com.
Lunch reservations must be received by noon
on Friday, Oct. 29.
– Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the
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
The public is invited to attend. – Joseph
Benoit, dean, Graduate School.
Selenium Symposium will be held in Grand Forks
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
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
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.
students to register for professional etiquette
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
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
If you are interested or would like more information,
please contact Shannon Jolly, firstname.lastname@example.org,
777-4118, by Wednesday, Nov. 3.
– International Programs.
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
For more information and/or to register contact
me by Friday, Nov. 11.
– Barbara Knight, Harley E. French Library
of the Health Sciences, email@example.com.
enrollment in NDPERS insurance plans ends Nov.
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,
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 777-2966.
– Accounting Services.
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
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:
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
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.
textbook requests can bring more savings to
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,
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, email@example.com.
sought for student technology fee monies
The student technology fee committee
is seeking proposals for spring 2005 technology
The committee will make recommendations on
proposals based on the following:
• Student benefit
• Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
• How does this project address your unit’s
• 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
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
The deadline to submit proposals to the student
technology committee at Campus Box 9021 is Monday,
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
– Jim Shaeffer, chief information officer.
Indian Student Services offers proposal development
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
a. have retired since July 1, 2004, or will
retire by June 30, 2005;
b. have a minimum of 15 years of service to
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
– Dining Services.
by the Healthier U office for women’s
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
– Jane Croeker, health promotion adviser,
Student Health Services.
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.