University Letter

Volume 40, Number 9: October 25, 2002

President Kupchella Visits Russia As Part Of AASCU Delegation


Chiara Quartet Holds Free Concert At Museum

EERC Global Technology Unveiled Friday

Jesus Seminar Held At Union Over Weekend

Biomedical Science Seminars Set For Oct. 25 And Nov. 1

Sioux Boosters Luncheon Is Friday

Graduate Committee Meets Monday

Media Law Expert, Alumna Lucy Dalglish To Speak At 11th
Jack Hagerty Lecture Oct. 29

Teaching Group Will Discuss “Grading Battles”

“Beer, Booze, And Books” Is OctSOBERfest Topic Oct. 30

Duplicating Services Welcomes All To Open House

Massee Lecturer Discusses Heart Disease, Diabetes

Women Studies Holds Conference Nov. 1

Dinner Will Honor Dean Jeremy Davis

Indian Studies Celebrates 25th Anniversary

“Stars On Ice” Will Appear At Engelstad Arena

Lisa Loeb Will Open Nov. 25 Goo Goo Dolls Concert



Hoeven Names Kostelecky To Board Of Higher Education

UND Creates Tribal Gaming Law And Policy Institute

Insurance Available For Students On Field Trips

Fighting Sioux Sports Network Unveiled

UND Web Server Will Be Upgraded

Betty Gard Named North Dakota Librarian Of The Year

FlexComp Open Enrollment Set

Surplus Property Viewing Hours Are 8 To Noon

TSC Won’t Accept Purchase Orders Please Return United Way Pledge Sheets

Overstuffed Backpacks, College Drinking On This Week’s “Studio One”

Leave Donations Sought U2 Workshops Listed For November 12-15

Wellness Center Offers Massage Therapy

Applications Accepted For Holiday Art And Craft Fair

Denim Day Is Last Wednesday Of Month



September Grant Recipients Named

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


President Kupchella Visits Russia As Part Of AASCU Delegation

President Charles Kupchella will visit Russia Oct. 22-31 at the invitation of Constantine Curris, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Kupchella will be one of only three university presidents in AASCU’s Russia delegation.

The purpose of the trip is two-fold, said Kupchella: to expand sister university relations between the United States and Russian universities, particularly those having responsibilities for serving rural areas, and to expand Russian area studies in the United States, especially since interest in Russian studies has waned since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

There are nine Russian students this year at UND, which offers Russian. Kupchella has made a priority of expanding UND’s collaboration with universities in other countries. UND’s strategic plan calls for increasing both the number of UND students and faculty studying abroad and the number of international students studying at UND.

The delegation will spend a few days visiting St. Petersburg, where they will meet with representatives of the A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg State University, and Classical Gymnaziia (university preparatory school) No. 2. In Novgorod, one of the oldest communities in Russia, the delegation will visit the Novgorod State Pedagogical Institute. And in Moscow, the group will visit the Moscow State Linguistics University, the Russian State Medical University, the first deputy minister of education in the Russian government, as well as the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

This is Kupchella’s second visit to Russia and his second visit abroad as UND president. In 2000 he visited China to explore educational exchange opportunities with that country. It was his fifth trip to the world’s most populated country.


Events to Note

Chiara Quartet Holds Free Concert At Museum

During the second week of their residency in Grand Forks, the Chiara String Quartet will perform a free concert at the North Dakota Museum of Art starting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Included in the program are Beethoven’s Quartet in E-flat major Op. 127, and Triptych by Robert Sirota (Jonah Sirota’s father). Robert Sirota’s three-movement work was written in memory of the Sept. 11 tragedy and was premiered by the Chiaras in New York in September 2002. Last May, Rebecca Fischer, Julie Yoon, Jonah Sirota and Greg Beaver completed a two-year residency with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and the UND Music Department through a grant from Chamber Music America. They have returned this fall to perform concerts in the community, work with local students, and participate in a Grand Forks Symphony outreach concert on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation this Tuesday. In addition to their lunchtime concert on Thursday, the Chiaras will perform a free children’s concert at the Grand Forks Public Library from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. They will be the guest artists at the symphony’s “Central European Vacation” concert, also Oct. 26 at the Empire Arts Center, where they will perform Mozart’s Serenata No. 6 (Serenata Notturna) with the symphony. The concert will be repeated Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Tickets are available from the Chester Fritz box office, 777-4090. For information about the Chiara residency, call the symphony office at 777-3359.

– Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.


EERC Global Technology Unveiled Friday

A new clean air technology that could revolutionize the global coal-fired utility industry will be unveiled Friday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at the Energy & Environmental Research Center.

This event will showcase how the EERC’s patented pollution control technology, called the advanced hybrid filter, works to eliminate more than 99.99 percent of the microscopic particulate matter released when coal burns. On the same day, the full-scale demonstration of this technology is expected to go online at the Big Stone power plant near Milbank, S.D.

The technology combines two current technologies, fabric filtration and electrostatic precipitation, into a new technology that is better than either alone. The filter reduces particulate emissions so effectively that the air coming out of the plant is cleaner than the air entering the plant, with respect to fine particulate. The device is also less expensive than conventional technology.

“Not only will the advanced hybrid technology improve the quality of life for people all over the globe, its commercialization offers a marvelous opportunity to bring new manufacturing jobs to North Dakota,” said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold.

With financial assistance from the U.S. DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., the EERC conceived, developed, and patented the technology and partnered with Gore, DOE, and the co-owners of the Big Stone Plant (Otter Tail Power Company, NorthWestern Energy, and Montana-Dakota Utilities) to further develop the technology to the demonstration phase. – Energy and Environmental Research Center.

Jesus Seminar Held At Union Over Weekend

The Westar Institute will present the Jesus Seminar “Jesus in the First and Twenty-first Centuries” at the Memorial Union Oct. 25-26. The Jesus Seminar is sponsored by the UND Department of Philosophy and Religion and the UND Honors Program, as well as several churches in Grand Forks, including Christus Rex and United Campus Ministry. Here’s the agenda for the two days:

Friday, Oct. 25, lecture, “Jesus Before the Myth,” 7:30 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom; Saturday, Oct. 26, workshops, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Memorial Union.

Robert J. Miller is a veteran member of the Jesus Seminar. After 12 years as a professor of religion and philosophy, he resigned from college teaching and is now developing adult education materials for the critical study of the Bible. Dr. Miller served as scholar-in-residence at Westar Institute for 2001. His four books include The Complete Gospels (1995), The Jesus Seminar and Its Critics (1999) and Born Divine (November 2002).

Arthur J. Dewey is professor of theology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, and co-founder of the Healing Deadly Memories Program, a unique project that conducts workshops on how to deal with the question of anti-Semitism in the New Testament.
Cost: The Friday evening is lecture $10. The Saturday workshops costs $25 each.

For more information, contact the Westar Institute, P.O. Box 6144, Santa Rosa, CA 95406, toll free (877) 523-3545, (707) 523-1350 fax, e-mail, or Robert Rowland, (701) 787-0732, e-mail, or Rachel Graf, (701) 775-7599 fax.


Biomedical Science Seminars Set For Oct. 25 And Nov. 1

David Lambeth (biochemistry and molecular biology) will present a seminar Friday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. as part of the BIMD 512 (Foundations of Biomedical Science) research seminar series. The title of the presentation is “Fitting Two Succinyl-CoA Synthetases with Different Nucleotide Specifities into Metabolic Pathways.”

On Friday, Nov. 1, Jane Dunlevy (anatomy and cell biology) will discuss “Lessons from the BOG” at 1 p.m.
All interested University and community members are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact me at 777-2101. – Jon Jackson, Anatomy and Cell Biology.


Sioux Boosters Luncheon Is Friday

A Sioux Boosters luncheon is set for Friday, Oct. 25, at the Alerus Center for men’s and women’s hockey. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon. Lunch is $7.95 per person. Sioux Boosters welcomes everyone, there is no membership fee. The organization offers support for the athletic teams. – Stacey Whitlock, UND Athletics, 777-4210.


Graduate Committee Meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Oct. 28, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
Approval of minutes from Oct. 21.

Bring the name of a student to recommend to the graduate committee. The student body president has asked the dean to bring him the name of a student to serve on the graduate committee.

Change in program requirements to the Master of Social Work including a change in admission requirements and course flow. The department requests the following new courses: SWK 522: Advanced Generalist Practice with Families; SWK 526: Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals; SWK 534: Advanced Generalist Practice with Groups; SWK 580: Non-advanced Standing Pre-Field: SWK 581: Field Instruction I; SWK 582 Field Seminar I; SWK 583: Field Instruction II; SWK 584 Field Seminar II; SWK 585: Advanced Standing Pre-Field; SWK 586 Field Instruction III; SWK 587: Field Seminar III; SWK 588: Field Instruction IV.

Social work also requests the following course changes (please note that changes are primarily frequency of course offerings): SWK 510: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (f to s); SWK 511: Foundation Social Work Practice (f to ss); SWK 512: Foundation Social Work Practice Skills Lab (f to ss); SWK 513: Social Welfare Policy I (f to s); SWK 514: Social Work Research I (f to ss); SWK 520: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (s to f and prerequisite change). Request to delete SWK 521: Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice; SWK 523 Social Welfare Policy II (s to f and prerequisite change); SWK 524: Social Work Research II (s to f and change in prerequisites); SWK 525: Proposal Writing (s to s, f and change in prerequisites; delete SWK 531: Social Work Practice with Micro Systems; SWK 535: Social Work Practice with Communities (f to s, ss and change in prerequisites: SWK 536: Social Work Practice with Organization (f to s, ss and change in prerequisites); SWK 547: Professional Seminar (s to f, ss). The following courses are to be deleted: SWK 561: Fields of Practice; SWK 583: Field Instruction Seminar I; SWK 584: Field Instruction Seminar II; SWK 585: Field Instruction Seminar III; SWK 586: Field Instruction I; SWK 587: Field Instruction II; and SWK 588: Field Instruction III.

Request to change EFR 500: Foundations of Educational Thought course description.

Request to change title of Ph.D. and Ed.D. degree for the department of teaching and learning from Teaching and Learning (T&L): Secondary/Higher Ed, T&L: Elementary Ed/Child Study, T&L: Special Ed, T&L: Research Methodologies to T&L: Higher Ed, T&L: Curriculum and Instruction, T&L: Research Methodologies.

Continued discussion of the proposals for new graduate programs in Earth system science and policy including: Master of Environmental Management in Earth System Science and Policy; Master of Science degree in Earth System Science and Policy; and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Earth System Science and Policy.

Request for change in geography MA/MS program requirements for all M.A. and M.S. students working towards either the thesis or non-thesis option to take same new seminar, Geography 541. Request for new course: Geography 541: Seminar in Geography. Request for course changes to the following: GEOG 521: Seminar in Physical Geography; GEOG 551: Seminar in Human Geography; GEOG 501: Geographic Thought and Philosophy. Delete GEOG 595L Research Topic in Geography.

Revisit the admission requirements on page 187 of the 2001-2003 Academic Catalog that state: “In certain disciplines students who have completed the equivalent of the course work for the master’s degree may be readmitted to work toward the Ph.D. directly, thereby bypassing the master’s degree. (See department section.) Each student must have: 1)attained an overall GPA of at least 3.50 for all graduate work. . . .”

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Media Law Expert, Alumna Lucy Dalglish To Speak At 11th Jack Hagerty Lecture Oct. 29

Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, will speak at the 11th Jack Hagerty Lecture in Contemporary Media Issues. The lecture, “Homefront Confidential: How the War on Terrorism Affects the Public’s Right to Know,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. The lecture is sponsored by the school of Communication and the Grand Forks Herald.

Prior to assuming the position of executive director in January 2000, Dalglish was a media lawyer for the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. She has also worked as a reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and in 1996 was inducted into the charter class of the National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C.

Dalglish was raised in Grand Forks and received her bachelor of arts in journalism from UND in 1980. While attending the University, she worked as a managing editor for the Dakota Student and as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald. She earned her master’s degree in law from Yale Law School in 1988, and a Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1995.

All students and faculty are invited for pizza and conversation from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. Childcare is provided and must be pre-arranged before Tuesday, Oct. 22, by calling 777-5054. – School of Communication.


Teaching Group Will Discuss “Grading Battles”

“Grading Battles (How Not to Have Them)” will be the topic for the Wednesday, Oct. 30, teaching discussion group meeting, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Dorothy Keyser (music) will speak briefly about her experiences with grading issues, and all participants will be invited to share their own experiences and strategies for dealing productively with grading.

To register for lunch (provided by the WAC program), call 777-4998 or e-mail <>. Lunch reservations must be received by noon Monday, Oct. 28. – Joan Hawthorne, WC/WAC Coordinator.


“Beer, Booze, And Books” Is OctSOBERfest Topic Oct. 30

The counseling center substance abuse prevention program requests the pleasure of your company at a luncheon in honor of the 11th annual OctSOBERfest, “Beer, Booze, and Books” by Jim Matthews Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall.

Matthews is a nationally known author and educator. He developed “Beer, Booze, and Books” as a non-judgmental, upbeat presentation to motivate students to critically examine alcohol’s role in their lives or in the lives of their friends and family. His style, combined with dynamic computer graphics and video, reaches students and helps them to make low-risk choices when it comes to alcohol. His presentation informs students of the risks of drinking as well as misperceptions of peer use by highlighting the fact that the majority of students either abstain or consume at a low-level risk. RSVP to 777-2127.

Jim Matthews will also present his keynote address of “Beer, Booze, and Books,” to students at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The first 300 students will receive a copy of his book and bag of Halloween goodies.

This event is sponsored by ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team), Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Prairieland Addiction Technology Transfer Center. – Karin Walton, Counseling Center.


Duplicating Services Welcomes All To Open House

Duplicating services will hold an open house Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 140 Central Receiving (southeast side). Come and see the new equipment and features we offer, and meet Shawn Leake, electronic support tech. You can also learn about new technology that allows you to submit your duplicating jobs electronically. – Sherry Metzger, Duplicating Services.


Massee Lecturer Discusses Heart Disease, Diabetes

David J.P. Barker, director, MRC environmental epidemiology unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom, will present the 2002 Robert Massee lecture Friday, Nov. 1, at noon, Reed Keller Auditorium, 1350 School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The lecture topic is “Coronary Heart Disease and Diabetes: Disorders of Development.”

Dr. Barker has conducted studies showing that people who had low birth weights, or were thin or stunted at birth, have higher rates of coronary heart disease and related disorders in adult life. His findings have been published in a book, “Mother, Babies and Health in Later Life” (1998, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone). – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Women Studies Holds Conference Nov. 1

The women studies program invites you to participate in the second annual Red River women studies conference, “Voices from the Valley,” at the Memorial Union Friday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The keynote speaker is Kathleen Brokke (integrated studies, women studies and honors) as Fannie Manhood Heath. Special guest is Amy Maki, program manager of Mentornet at San Jose State Unviersity, who will discuss “Mentoring Women in Sciences.”

Panels this year explore various women studies issues such as mentoring, infusing women studies across the curriculum, and more. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 25.

For more information please contact the women studies office at 777-4115. – Women Studies.


Dinner Will Honor Dean Jeremy Davis

The State Bar Association of North Dakota and the School of Law cordially invite you to join us in showing our appreciation to Dean W. Jeremy and Jackie Davis before they leave UND for their new home in Virginia. The dinner event will be Saturday, Nov. 16, at Touch of Magic in East Grand Forks. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m. and a program immediately following dinner. The cost is $40 per person. Seating is limited so early response is suggested. Please RSVP to the State Bar Association of North Dakota, P.O. Box 2136, Bismarck, ND 58501; 1-800-472-2685. Make check payable to SBAND. – Marsha Brossart, Administrative Officer, School of Law.


Indian Studies Celebrates 25th Anniversary

You’re invited to help celebrate 25 years of Indian Studies at UND. The department will hold a 25th anniversary open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in 213 Merrifield Hall. Everyone is welcome.


“Stars On Ice” Will Appear At Engelstad Arena

“Stars on Ice” tickets will go on sale Monday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. for the Jan. 28 show at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Scheduled to appear are Tara Lipinski, Katarina Witt, Kurt Browning, Alexei Yagudin, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, along with many more top skaters. Ticket prices are $80, $55, $40, and $30.

Tickets may be purchased at the Ralph Engelstad Arena Box Office, by phone at 772-5151, or online at For more information on this and other events, please contact the Ralph Engelstad Arena at 777-4167. – Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Lisa Loeb Will Open Nov. 25 Goo Goo Dolls Concert

Lisa Loeb will open for the Goo Goo Dolls at Ralph Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Center, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Loeb gained national recognition in 1994 with her breakout song “Stay.” The song earned her a Grammy nomination as well as the distinction of being the only unsigned artist to have a No. 1 single. Loeb’s debut album, Tails, was released in 1995 and earned her a Grammy nomination and gold sales status. Her follow-up album Firecracker, in 1977, garnered another Grammy nod and featured the Top 20 single “I Do.” Loeb has toured with the Wallflowers, Indigo Girls, Counting Crows, Chris Isaak, and was part of the Lilith Fair, appearing on the tour each of its three years.

Tickets may be purchased at the Ralph Engelstad Arena Box Office, by phone at 772-5151, or online at For more information on this and other events, please contact the Ralph Engelstad Arena at 777-4167. – Ralph Engelstad Arena.



Hoeven Names Kostelecky To Board Of Higher Education

Gov. John Hoeven has named Pamela Kostelecky to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.

“Pam brings a wealth of business and civic experience to the Board,” Hoeven said. “Her commitment to quality education, North Dakota’s young people and economic growth will make her a strong and valuable member of the board.”

Kostelecky is the owner and president of Sax Motor Company, with offices in Dickinson and Bowman. She is also the owner and president of General Investment, a real estate and insurance corporation located in Dickinson. In addition, she serves on numerous boards, including the Dickinson Public School Foundation, Trinity School Foundation and Dickinson State University Foundation.

She has been active in school to work initiatives and continuing education and training efforts in both her business and community. She works daily with school-to-work programs to provide practical work experiences that complement academic programs, efforts she says will encourage youth to remain in North Dakota.


UND Creates Tribal Gaming Law And Policy Institute

The School of Law announces the creation of the Tribal Gaming Law and Policy Institute, a new component of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center. The institute’s co-directors are Kathryn Rand, an assistant law professor, and Steven Light, an assistant professor of political science and public administration.

The Tribal Gaming Law and Policy Institute provides legal and policy assistance related to tribal gaming enterprises to all interested governments and organizations, assists tribes with gaming enterprises in pursuing reservation economic development and building strong tribal governments, and contributes to the scholarly and practical research and literature in the area of tribal gaming. The institute focuses on the particular issues faced by tribes in the Great Plains and offers an interdisciplinary perspective on tribal gaming, incorporating law, political science, and public administration.

Rand and Light have published and presented extensively on tribal gaming and tribal sovereignty. Their articles have appeared in the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, the Chapman Law Review, and the Gaming Law Review.


Insurance Available For Students On Field Trips

The University and its employees are protected by the risk management fund for negligent acts or omissions of employees, within the scope of their employment, which result in damage to personal property, injury or death. Employees are covered by this policy while accompanying students on field trips.

In addition to this coverage, the University purchases a travel accident policy for students participating in University-sponsored field trips. The cost of this policy is funded by the vice president for finance and operations. This policy provides the following insurance coverage to students:

1) accident medical expense - maximum benefit is $1,000 per person

2) accidental death and dismemberment, principal sum $10,000

This policy provides coverage for any accident that is NOT caused by actions of the University or its employees. Example: A student falls and breaks a leg while on a field trip in Minneapolis.

The travel accident coverage is only provided to those students whose department has submitted a student field trip report, available at prior to the date of the field trip. All departments are strongly encouraged to provide this coverage for their students. The completed student field trip report should be submitted to the safety office, box 9031.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this insurance coverage, please call me. – Jason Uhlir, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, 777-3341,


Fighting Sioux Sports Network Unveiled

Ralph Engelstad Arena, Inc. and the athletic department have announced the formation of the Fighting Sioux sports network. This network is a partnership between Ralph Engelstad Arena, Inc., the athletic department, Forum Communications (WDAZ), Midcontinent Communications, and Cable One Advertising of Fargo.

Last year all 17 UND men’s home hockey games were televised. This season, as a result of the network, all regular season men’s home hockey games (20), men’s and women’s basketball games at Ralph Engelstad Arena (four men’s, two women’s), and two home football games will be televised on the network.

The televised games will be broadcast throughout most of North Dakota as well as parts of Minnesota and Canada. The network will reach nearly 300,000 households, and may also be accessed via satellite across the nation. Future plans for the network include extending the reach into Valley City and Jamestown, South Dakota, and into central Minnesota through other cable systems.

For more information on this, please contact the Ralph Engelstad Arena at 777-6609 or go to


UND Web Server Will Be Upgraded

The main UND web server ( software will be upgraded Friday, Nov. 15. This upgrade is to move the server to the newest version of the software and to ensure continued maintenance from the vendor.

A test server with the new software is already running. Please check your web site on the test server as soon as possible to be sure it works properly. If you use jsp or php pages be sure to test them now to ensure a smooth upgrade. To access the test server, point your browser to: To test your web site, add your information following the :2020. For example, the ITSS web site is: To access ITSS on the test server, enter:
Expect the pages on the test server to match those on the current server. Please report any problems to or BEFORE Friday, Nov. 8. The transfer will be transparent and you should not notice a difference after the upgrade has taken place Nov. 15. We want to thank you for your patience and assistance. – Mojdeh Mardani and Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS.


Betty Gard Named North Dakota Librarian Of The Year

Betty Gard, head of reference and research services at the Chester Fritz Library, was named 2002 librarian of the year by the North Dakota Library Association. She was selected by an NDLA committee which received nominations from across the state.

Betty Gard has worked at UND since 1971. She served as NDLA president and has chaired many NDLA sections and committees over three decades. She has been state representative to the American Library Association Council for two terms and remains active on ALA committees and task forces. On campus, she has served on the University Senate and is currently a member of the University Planning and Budget Council.

Gard holds master’s degrees both in library science and English, and has published articles in both fields. She is also active in the local community and community theater. – Wilbur Stolt, Chester Fritz Library.


FlexComp Open Enrollment Set

The open enrollment period for the FlexComp program plan year of Jan. 1, 2003 through Dec. 31, 2003, is here. Enrollment agreements should be in the payroll office by Nov. 30, to allow for adequate processing time. No enrollment agreements will be accepted after Nov. 30.

During this time all benefitted employees will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit opportunity. This program helps employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars.

If you misplaced the original enrollment form mailed to you Oct. 23, you may pick one up at 314 Twamley Hall.

If you have any questions or need enrollment forms, call me. – Heidi Strande, Payroll Office FlexComp Specialist, 777-4423.


Surplus Property Viewing Hours Are 8 To Noon

Due to proximity and related job functions, central receiving merged with the facilities department, specifically the supply room, July 1. The supply room and central receiving areas are now considered one unit within the department and have been renamed central warehouse. The staff have been reviewing all job processes to realize the full benefit of this merger. One change has been made: the hours for viewing surplus property will be 8 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions/comments please call Laura at 777-3006. Thank you for your cooperation. -- Facilities.


TSC Won’t Accept Purchase Orders

We were recently informed by Tractor Supply Company (TSC) that they will no longer accept UND purchase orders. Therefore, all future procurement for the University from Tractor Supply Company (TSC) will be on the UND Visa purchasing card. This procedure is effective immediately.

Departments interested in having a UND purchasing card may contact Allison in accounting services, 777-2968. – Purchasing Office.


Please Return United Way Pledge Sheets

Please remember that a lot of citizens in our area have significant needs and depend upon our local non-profit organizations to make it through the year. Please turn in your United Way pledge sheet. Your money stays in the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks area, so your contribution strengthens our community. Please be generous. – Elizabeth Nichols, Dean, College of Nursing, UND United Way Coordinator.


Overstuffed Backpacks, College Drinking On This Week’s “Studio One”

The physical risks students may encounter from wearing heavy backpacks will be featured on this week’s edition of “Studio One.”
Studies show many middle school students carry an unhealthy amount of weight in their backpacks. We’ll find out how much weight is too much, and how school officials hope to solve this problem.

Also on the next edition of “Studio One,” Robert Boyd, Vice President of Student and Outreach Services at the University of North Dakota, will discuss the rising number of college binge drinkers. Boyd will discuss a commission, unique to the University, which provides alternatives to drinking.

“Studio One” is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7, 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 Marketing Team.


Leave Donations Sought

Doris Hustad, a dietary services employee at the Human Nutrition Research Center, is currently on medical leave, and is in need of leave donations to see her through her recovery period. If you feel you can donate leave to her via UND’s leave sharing program, please complete a UND donation of leave form, and submit it to my attention at GFHNRC, box 9034. Please direct questions to Jean Altepeter, UND

Business Manager, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, 795-8403.

Alverna Sasse, a cook at Wilkerson Dining Center, is in need of donated leave. If you wish to donate any of your sick leave or annual leave to her, please complete the donation of leave form and send it to Lola Conley, Dining Services, box 9033 or call 777-3836.

The donation of leave form is available at human resources, 313 Twamley Hall, 777-4361. Keep in mind that you may donate up to 5 percent of your accrued sick leave hours and that all donations must be in full hour increments; the donating employee must retain a balance of 40 hours vacation leave.


U2 Workshops Listed For November 12-15

NOTE: visit us online for workshops happening through late November. There is not a charge to participate unless otherwise noted.
To register, contact the University Within the University (U2) office by any of the following ways: phone, 777-2128; fax, 777-2140; e-mail,; or online, When registering, please include your name, department, box number, phone number, e-mail address, event title, and event date.

Power Point XP, Beginning: Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 12, 13, 14, 1 to 4 p.m. (nine hours total). Create presentations, add graphics and objects to slides, add tables and charts to slides, format text slides, prepare a presentation, sort slides, add slide transitions, animate text, prepare notes and handouts. Please note: an optional $16 manual will be available for purchase, payable by cash, check, credit card or ID billing (for ID billing, please contact us in advance about providing us with the needed information and copies). Presenter: James Malins,


Defensive Driving: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund; sponsored by safety and environmental health.

Computerized Forms Maximize Your Productivity: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Were you aware that accounting services now has many paper forms on computer in MS Word and Excel? More than 20 forms can be accessed online. This workshop will give you a brief overview of computerized forms and tips for completing them. Presented by accounting services.
NEW WORKSHOP, Communication in the Workplace: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9 to 11 a.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Communication in the workplace can be the key to a successful department. Learn how to communicate with your supervisor and your peers by exploring the communication process. Find out about nonverbal communication and how it can impact the message you are sending. Presenters: Joy Johnson, Diane Nelson and Desi Sporbert, human resources.

Creating a Web Page Using HTML: Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 15, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (five hours total). Learn how to create a Web page with Hyper-Text Markup Language, graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS.

Have It Your Way! PC Hardware: Thursday, Nov. 14 and 21, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (eight hours total), 143 Starcher Hall. Fee: $75 for individuals, $100 for team of two. Customize your own PC hardware workshop. Select a topic from the list that U2 will provide. This topic will be covered in depth, then you will perform an activity on a PC. It’s that simple. Bring a friend at a reduced registration rate. Use our PC or bring your own. Presenter: Dave Yearwood, industrial technology.

Electricity — What You Don’t Know Might Shock You: Thursday, Nov. 14, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Many people are injured and even killed by electricity every year. This workshop provides basic information for those “non-electricians” forced to work around electrical equipment. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health.

-- Sarah Bloch - Program Assistant, University within the University.

Wellness Center Offers Massage Therapy
Relaxation has come to campus! Massage therapy is now offered at the Wellness Center. Angela Juhl, a certified massage therapist, is offering her services; her prices are competitive and affordable. Call 777-6476 for an appointment. – Laurie Betting, Wellness Coordinator.

Applications Accepted For Holiday Art And Craft Fair
Applications are now being accepted for exhibitors in the 24th annual holiday art and craft fair Friday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union Ballroom. It is sponsored by the University Craft Center and the Memorial Union. Original hand-crafted work is eligible; students are encouraged to participate. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 8, or until spaces are filled. For an application form and further information, please call 777-3979. The form is also available online at – Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union.


Denim Day Is Last Wednesday Of Month
Denim Day is coming! Oct. 30 is the last Wednesday of the month and that means you can wear your Denim Day button, pay your dollar, and enjoy wearing your casual duds in the middle of the week. All proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your area. – Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.

Grants and Research

September Grant Recipients Named

Research and program development would like to congratulate the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during September 2002:

Administration and finance (School of Medicine and Health Sciences), Randy Eken; anatomy and cell biology, Jody Rada;anthropology, Dennis Toom; atmospheric sciences, Cedric Grainger, Michael Poellot; biochemistry and molecular biology, John Shabb, Roxanne Vaughan; biology, Steven Kelsch, Rick Sweitzer, Jefferson Vaughan; Center for Rural Health, Brad Gibbens, Mary Wakefield; chemical engineering, Michael Mann, Darrin Muggli, Wayne Seames; civil engineering, Harvey Gullicks, Charles Moretti; communication support services (mailing services), Darin Lee; EERC, Steven Benson, Michael Collings, Donald Cox, Bruce Dockter, Kurt Eylands, John Gallagher, Jay Gunderson, Joseph Hartman, David Hassett, Loreal Heebrink, Michael Holmes, Robert Jensen, Michael Jones, John Hurley, Lingbu Kong, Dennis Laudal, Donald McCollor, Stanley Miller, John Pavlish, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, A.S. Rokanuzzaman, Greg Weber, Li Yan; electrical engineering, David Heckmann; family medicine, Roger Schauer; geology and geological engineering, Ahmad Ghassemi, Richard Josephs; law school, B.J. Jones; marketing, Mary Askim, Robert Tangsrud; mechanical engineering, John Watson; Native American programs, Alan Allery; nursing-RAIN, Elizabeth Nichols; pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, Colin Combs, Manuchair Ebadi, Jun Ren; psychology-INPSYDE, Doug McDonald; Southwest campus-Bismarck (SMHS), Nicholas Neumann; space studies, Craig McLaughlin; student health services, Alan Allery; surgery, Scott Garrett, Donald Sens, Mary Ann Sens, Seema Somji, John Todd; teaching and learning, Anne Walker; TRIO, Neil Reuter; University children’s center and child care services, Jo-Anne Yearwood.
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or


Charitable Contributions Program—Support to develop, execute, evaluate and promote strategic and innovative programs to advance the state of knowledge and practice in health and education around the world. Areas of programming include biomedical research, women’s health education, science education, product donations and community initiatives. Deadline: None. Contact: 212-546-4000;


Ancient Persia Fund–Support for travel costs incurred in postdoctoral Iranian or Central Asian studies on the pre-Islamic period, with preference to archaeological research. Deadline: 4/30/03.


Elisabeth Barker Fund–Support for studies in recent European history, particularly the history of central and eastern Europe. Deadlines: 12/31/02, 4/30/03.

Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust Fund–Support for travel costs relating to a research project, especially for postdoctoral scholars. Deadline: 2/28/03.


Elie Kedourie Memorial Fund–Support for study of Middle Eastern and Modern European History, and the History of Political Thought by recent postdoctoral scholars of any nationality. Deadlines: 12/31/02, 4/30/03.

Neil Ker Memorial Fund–Support for study of Western medieval manuscripts, in particular those of British interest. Deadline: 2/28/03.


Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund–Funding for research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere on the ancient civilizations of India, China and Iran including Central Asia. Special consideration for research bearing on the territories of present-day Afghanistan, including the region of ancient Bactria and the north-western frontier region of India. Deadline: 2/28/03.

Sino-British Fellowship Trust–Support for individual or cooperative research conducted either in Britain or China or in both countries. Deadlines: 2/28/03, 8/31/03. Contact: Telephone: 020 7969 5200;;


Grants focus on civic involvement and improvement; safety, health and environment; and science and technology education. Deadline: None. Contact: Peter Gregory, 617-342-6105;;


Support in the following areas: education; health & human service; culture & art; civic & community activities; and other. Deadline: None. Contact: 309-675-4418;


Support for postdoctoral research addressing scientific, environmental, and public policy problems and issues. Deadline: Preliminary proposal should be submitted approximately one year in advance of the fieldwork. Contact: Jonathan Howe, 978-461-0081 x185;;


Clinical Hypotheses Program in Brain and Immuno-Imaging–Funding for studies in brain imaging, the immune system and related disorders or interaction of the brain and immune system. Investigators using systems neuroimag-ing, or molecular or cellular imaging of brain or immune cells, or their interactions, are invited to apply. Deadlines: 11/11/02 (Preliminary Proposals); 4/1/03 (Full Proposal). Contact: Lori Jean Irvine;;


Support for religious causes, medical concerns, and social concerns. Deadline: None. Contact: Carol Leff, 407-862-5077;;;


Funding for programs that utilize communication technologies to address community needs in education, literacy, arts/culture, and community service/volunteerism. Deadline: None (Required Letter of Inquiry). Contact:


Grants support initiatives and programs for children pre K - Grade 12. Diversity Grants support initiatives that directly benefit children of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and/or children with developmental disabilities. Deadline: None. Contact: 631-342-6000;;


Support for development of a universal approach to eradicate pathogens in human blood source plasma and plasma derivatives. Contact: Fred Dombrose, 704-571-4070;; Deadline: None.


AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Service Projects–Support for service projects in environment, education, public safety, unmet human needs, and disaster relief. Contact: 202-606-5000 x144;; . Deadlines: Vary; approximately 2-4 months prior to start date.


Support focuses on civic and community development; educational assistance and training programs; public health programs; and environmental preservation initiatives. Deadline: None (Required Letter of Inquiry). Contact: Cynthia A. Colenda, 703-522-3160;;


Support for cutting edge science research to find a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Deadline: None. Contact: Armand B. Weiss; 703-442-8797;;


Deep Trek Program–Support for development of new and/or innovative technologies required to meet needs of the U.S. natural gas industry in gaining improved access to natural gas resources at depths beyond 20,000 feet. Deadline: None. Contact: Raymond Jarr;;


Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment (ERLE) Grants provide used energy-related laboratory equipment for use in energy-oriented educational programs in the life, physical, and environmental sciences and engineering. Deadline: None; first-received, first-qualified basis. Contact: Sue Ellen Walbridge, 202-586-7231;;


Fellowships support research and development in the area of Computerized Crime Mapping. Deadline: None. Contact: 202-616-4531;;


Technology Assessment and Research Program (TA&R) Concerning the Area of Oil Spill Response Research–Funding for research associated with operational safety and pollution prevention as well as oilspill response and cleanup capabilities. See the web sites listed below for descriptions of activities, scope of interest, and past projects. Deadline: 11/26/02 (White Papers). Contact: Richard Bolick; 703-787-1395 ;;;


Support for efforts to understand and improve life conditions of children and their families. Contact: Claudia Conner, 212-213-8337 x203;; Deadline: Letter of Inquiry required 2 months prior to quarterly meetings.


Support for programs in education, international, and public policy. Deadline: None. Contact: 203-373-3216;;


Program areas are: progress definition and measurement, animal advocacy, and socially-conscious media. Contact: Martin Collier, Deadline: None (Required Letter of Inquiry).


Support for programs focused on under-served constituencies such as minorities, women, the disabled, and the financially disadvantaged. Deadline: None. Contact: Corporate Communications; 15110 N. Dallas Pkwy.; Dallas, TX 75248;


Support for charitable and educational programs that lead to improved quality of life for patients at risk or suffering from cardiovascular disease, or dissemination of information of public benefit regarding cardiovascular disease and relevant therapy for at risk patients. Contact: 317-971-2000; Deadline: None.


Support for a wide range of projects in the areas of health, welfare, education, arts and culture, public polity and civics. Contact: 412-456-5772;; Deadline: None.


Support to address problems of the disadvantaged and promote educational programs that lead to greater under-standing of human suffering. Grants are made in: community education, arts-in-education, agricultural, and environmental programs. Deadline: Grants are reviewed in March, July and November. Contact: Leslie Ramme, 631-423-7558;;


North American Visiting Scholars Program–Support for researchers to pursue independent research on ethical issues in medicine, the life sciences and professions. Deadline: 3 months in advance of proposed stay. Contact: 845-424-4040 x203;;


Student Scholars Program—Support for students actively pursuing a degree who are interested in doing independent research on ethical issues in medicine, the life sciences, and the professions at the Hastings Center. Deadline and Contact: See above or


Health Effects of Air Pollution–Funding for research on novel and important aspects of the health effects of air pollutants. Applications for small studies and pilot studies are encouraged. Deadline: None. Contact: Teresa Fasulo, 617-886-9330 x345;;


Support for Education (professional study in teaching, engineering, mathematics, science and the health care professions, at undergraduate and graduate levels); Health (programs seeking to improve and assure access to quality health care for underserved populations in urban and rural areas. Primary areas of interest include cancer, perinatology, pediatrics, women’s health, and healthcare for the elderly, the disabled, and, occasionally, medical research in the areas of cancer and pediatric neuromotor disabilities); Culture (programs that enrich lives of young people by engaging them in cultural activities, primarily through arts-in-education programs. education, health, social service, and culture programs). Deadline: None. Contact: Robert M. Frehse, 212-586-5404;


Support for projects in community and economic development, youth and youth services, health and medicine, education, cultural advancement and the arts, religion, environment and conservation, and human and social services. Deadline: None. Contact: Ronald W. Wertz, President, 412-338-3466; 2000 Grant Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.


Support for scientific, ecological and related public policy research on issues and matters of concern to the Hudson River, its tributaries and drainage basin with emphasis on mitigating fishery impacts caused by power plants, information needed to manage fishery resources of the Hudson River, understanding factors related to abundance and structure of fish populations, and gaining knowledge of the River’s ecosystem. Travel Grants support travel related to such research, especially visits to the Hudson by experts from outside the region. organized around public health, prevention, and primary health care); Food Systems and Rural Development (projects to build partnerships between consumers and producers; support relevant market and policy changes; and link institutions of higher education to communities in ways that support a viable, healthy, and sustainable food system); Philanthropy and Volunteerism (to multiply resources, financial and human, dedicated to improving collective lives of citizens and advancing the common good); Youth and Education (to mobilize and strengthen multiple systems of learning to support healthy infant, child, and youth development); Cross-Cutting Themes (Leadership, Social and Economic Community Development, Capitalizing on Diversity, and Information and Communication Technology). Deadline: None. Contact: Manager, Grant Proposals, 616-968-1611;


Visiting Residential Fellowships—Support for research projects that reflect the Institute’s commitments to democracy, development, and social justice. Deadline: 11/01/02. Contact: Sharon Schierling, 219-631-7816;;


Reproductive Rights Coalition and Organizing Fund Grants Program–Funding for programs to improve access
to reproductive health services including abortion, contraception, pre-natal care, well-baby care and comprehensive sexuality education. Deadline: 11/08/02. Contact: Pat Jerido, 212-742-2300 x328;;


Inter-Institute Pilot Program for Development of Aids-Related Therapeutics–Support for preclinical development of therapies to treat HIV disease AIDS-associated malignancies, opportunistic infections associated with AIDS, and microbicides to prevent HIV transmission. Contact: IIP Coordinator, 301-496-8720;; Deadlines: 11/01/02, 5/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/1/02, 6/1/03 (Application).


Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering–Funding for programs addressing fundamental issues in plasma science and engineering that can have impact in other areas or disciplines in which improved basic understanding of the plasma state is needed. Deadline: 11/01/02. Contact: Barry Schneider 703-292-7383;;


U.S.-Latin American Relations Grants Program—Support for programs that seek to strengthen institutions and foster cooperation among them in order to address common challenges facing the Americas. Areas of interest are: environment, democratic governance, and equitable economic growth. Deadline: None; Letter of Inquiry required. Contact: David Lorey; 650-329-1070;;

-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.