43, Number 10: October 28, 2005
|EVENTS TO NOTE
focuses on recreation and tourism
Physicist will discuss 2D Hubbard Medal
Anthropology presents “haunted”
maze, open house
Turkish cellist to perform concert series
Grand Forks Master Chorale to hold auditions
Oct. 30 for Christmas concert
High risk flu clinic held for students,
Agenda listed for Oct. 31 graduate faculty
Training sessions held for MD Consult
Fall yoga classes begin Nov. 1
“Improving Student Presentations”
is topic of discussion
Music, English will present concert
Faculty art on exhibit
Agenda listed for Nov. 3 University
Celebrate Brazil Thursday night
Women’s studies conference set
for Nov. 4
LEEPS lectures focus on aquifers
Retirement reception will honor Denise
Biology professor to speak at geography
Conference will examine cochlear implants,
Please announce etiquette luncheon
Norwegian Troll will meet Trickster
Global Visions film series continues
Tax Practitioners Institute dates set
Pro Musica concert set for Nov. 20
U2 lists workshops
associate director of University relations
Flying Team captures regional competition
Summer professional development opportunity
available for administrators
Nominations for faculty awards accepted
through Nov. 4
Nominations sought for outstanding individuals
to receive honorary degrees
Employees may enroll in courses at low
FrontPage instructor sought
Registration deadline for RecSports basketball
and indoor tennis is Oct. 27
Studio One lists features
Marketplace Food Court celebrates first
Staff Senate cookbooks available
seminar focuses on recreation and tourism
John Loegerring, associate professor of wildlife
ecology in the natural resources department
of the University of Minnesota, Crookston with
a joint appointment in fisheries, wildlife and
conservation biology at the University of Minnesota
in St. Paul, will present a seminar Friday,
Oct. 28, in 141 Starcher Hall, from noon to
1 p.m. He will discuss “Wildlands, Endless
Skies, and Plentiful Wildlife: Can Recreation
and Tourism Sustain Local Economies?”
Dr. Loegerring’s research interests include
wildlife-habitat relationships, foraging ecology,
conservation of threatened and endangered species,
wildlife reproductive performance, human-wildlife
interactions and recreation management.
will discuss 2D Hubbard Medal
The physics department will hold a colloquium
Friday, Oct. 28, with Mark Jerrell from the
University of Cincinnati. The title of the lecture
is “A Systematic Study of Pairing and
the Pairing Mechanism of the 2D Hubbard Model.”
Coffee and refreshments will be served at 3:30
p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. The colloquium will
begin at 4 p.m in 209 Witmer Hall. All are welcome.
For further information, please contact Connie
Cicha, 777-2911, or email@example.com.
presents “haunted” maze, open house
Please join the anthropology
department, Forensic Science Club, and Anthropology
Club for our third annual Halloween open house
Friday, Oct. 28, noon to 5 p.m., Babcock Hall.
The haunted maze ($1 per person please) is back,
and we’ll serve free refreshments and
games. You can enjoy the festivities and learn
more about the department and clubs. Please
contact the department at 777-3008 if you have
questions. Hope to see you there.
cellist to perform concert series
Turkish cellist Efe Baltacigil will perform
in the Museum Concert Series at the North Dakota
Museum of Art Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m.
Baltacigil astounded audiences and critics alike
in February 2005, when he and pianist Emmanuel
Ax performed Beethoven’s Cello Sonatta
No. 1 as a last-minute substitution at a Philadelphia
Orchestra concert with only 10 minutes of rehearsal.
Baltacigil, the orchestra’s associate
principal cellist, and Ax, the evening’s
soloist, were called upon to fill in when a
winter storm prevented most of the orchestra
from reaching the concert hall. After that performance,
The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, “Baltacigil
is a highly individualized solo artist. His
gorgeous sound, strong personality, and expressive
depth suggest an artist about to have a major
Baltacigil has appeared at Carnegie Hall performing
the Brahms Sextet with Pinchas Zukerman and
Yo-Yo Ma, and he has participated in Ma’s
Silk Road Project. He has also appeared as soloist
for the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Curtis
Chamber Orchestra conducted by Otto-Werner Mueller.
After spending two summers at the Marlboro Music
Festival, he was invited to tour with “Musicians
from Marlboro” in 2005.
Baltacigil was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He
started studying the violin at age 5 and changed
to the cello at 7. He received his bachelor’s
degree from Mimar Sinan University Conservatory
in Istanbul in 1998 and an artist diploma from
The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia
Tickets for the concert series can be purchased
at the door or in advance at the North Dakota
Museum of Art. Non-member tickets are $15 per
concert at the door. Member tickets are $13
per concert at the door. Student and military
tickets are $5 per concert at the door. Free
admittance for children, middle school and under.
Order your tickets today by calling 777-4195.
The Museum concert series is underwritten by
the Myra Foundation with additional support
from the Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Arts
Midwest, funded by the National Endowment for
the Arts with additional contributions from
General Mills Foundation, Land O’Lakes
Foundation, Sprint Corporation, and the North
Dakota Council on the Arts.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
Forks Master Chorale to hold auditions Oct.
30 for Christmas concert
The Grand Forks Master Chorale
will hold auditions Sunday, Oct. 30, at Hughes
Fine Arts Center for the 2005-06 season Christmas
Concert, set for Dec. 4 at St. Michael’s
Catholic Church. Each audition will last
about 10 minutes.
Those interested in auditioning should
contact Peter Johnson at 777-4317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a time.
A 30-40 member auditioned choir, the Grand Forks
Master Chorale is recognized throughout the
region for its high level of musicianship and
programming. Each year, the Chorale needs
new singers to add vitality and energy to the
group. Singers of every voice part are needed.
– Grand Forks Master Chorale
risk flu clinic held for students, faculty,
Student health services will
hold a flu vaccine clinic for high-risk students,
faculty and staff, Monday, Oct. 31, from 6:30
to 9 a.m., Facilities, Oak Room, and 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., student health promotion office,
Memorial Union (flu shot for high risk or Flu
Those considered high risk include people with
chronic health conditions, healthcare workers,
people 65 years of age or older, pregnant women,
and caregivers of children less than 6 months
*Healthy people ages 18-49 can receive Flu Mist
at the student health promotion office clinic.
Cost is $20. You may pay by check, cash, or
charge to your UND account. Insurance will not
Vaccine supplies are limited and will be administered
on a first come, first served basis, while supplies
last. Additional flu clinics for the general
UND community may be offered if vaccine becomes
– Student health promotion office, 777-2097
listed for Oct. 31 graduate faculty meeting
The graduate faculty will meet at
3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial
- Call to order.
- Announcements (15 minutes).
- Report from the dean (30 minutes).
- Questions (15 minutes).
- Introduction of proposed amendments to the graduate
faculty constitution (50 minutes), Paul Todhunter,
chair, graduate committee.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
sessions held for MD Consult resource
The staff of the Harley E. French Library of the Health
Sciences is sponsoring two training sessions for a
new campus-wide electronic resource, MD Consult/First
Consult, www.mdconsult.com. The sessions are scheduled
for 1 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. The 1 p.m. session
will be in the library classroom, Room 1300K. The
3 p.m. session will be held in B320b in the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences building. MD Consult/First
Consult is a suite of electronic information resources
including books, journal articles, and patient information
that meets the clinical content needs of physicians
and other health care professionals. Access to this
resource is provided through the support of the children
of Karl Christian Wold, who created the Dr. Karl Christian
Wold Endowment for the library.
– Judy Rieke, assistant director and collection
management librarian, Library of the Health Sciences
yoga classes begin Nov. 1
Fall yoga classes begin Tuesday, Nov.
1, at the Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University
Ave. Classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for beginners
and mixed levels. On Thursday the class meets at 5:30
p.m. for a “Continuing” class and is suitable
for anyone who has done yoga before. This session
will end Dec. 22 and a new session will begin in early
January. The cost for a single class is $10 and $65
for the full eight weeks. For more information or
to register, call me.
– Dyan Rey, instructor, 772-8840 or email@example.com
Student Presentations” is topic of discussion
The On Teaching faculty lunch discussion series continues
Wednesday, Nov. 2, with a session on “Improving
Students’ Oral Presentations.” If you
have been dissatisfied with the quality of your students’
presentations, or unsure about how to evaluate them,
come listen to featured presenter Mary Haslerud Opp,
who directs the public speaking program in the School
of Communication. She will offer suggestions on how
to get students to do their best work on oral presentations.
As usual, we will save time for questions and discussion.
The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the
Memorial Room of the Memorial Union. (Note that this
is a change from the originally announced box lunch
schedule.) To register and reserve a free box lunch,
call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday, Oct.
– Libby Rankin, instructional development
English will present concert
The departments of English and music
present 20th Century American Music performed by Aryeh
Kitzes, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Josephine
Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center.
1. Waltz-Rondo (1911): Piano work written between
the first and second piano sonata; bitonal, one
hand in the key of D and the other in the key of
2. The Alcotts: third movement from the second sonata
like an exalted daguerreotype.
3. Thoreau Sketches: fourth movement from the second
sonata (an autumn day of Indian summer at Walden
Pond), one person’s impression of the spirit
4. First Piano Sonata (1985): composed at Token
Creek, Wis., during the summer. The work is in four
main sections, unformalized.
5. American Sonata (1944): Piano Sonata No. 1 in
three movements; an American panorama, blending
jazzy and folk-like themes with purely classical
A lifetime player, Kitzes has studied under the guidance
of Gerald Rizzer since 1993. He has been an active
member, including a board member, of the Sherwood
Conservatory of Music in Chicago. He has given numerous
concerts at the North Shore Musicians Club and several
local charitable concert halls with other chamber
musicians. Recent public appearances also include
a solo concert of 20th century German music at the
University of Missouri-Columbia, and a solo in Mozart’s
27th Piano Concerto at the annual Mozart festival
– Music and English
art on exhibit
The art department faculty exhibit is currently on
view in the Col. Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center
until Thursday, Nov. 3. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit contains a variety of second, third and
time domain art.
– Brian Paulsen, art
listed for Nov. 3 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Nov. 3,
at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business
arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the Senate faculty instructional
development committee, Jan Stube, chair.
5. Annual report of the Senate honorary degrees
committee, Diane Helgeson, chair.
6. Curriculum committee report, Tom Zeidlik, chair.
7. Guidelines for faculty engaged in employment
controversies with the University, Tom Petros, standing
committee on faculty rights.
8. UND conflict of interest policy, Mark Askelson,
chair, conflict of interest/scientific misconduct
— Carmen Williams (interim registrar), secretary,
Brazil Thursday night
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., hosts
cultural nights at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Join us Nov.
3 to celebrate the culture of Brazil. Everyone is
– International programs, 777-6438
studies conference set for Nov. 4
The fifth annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference
is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, in the Memorial Union.
This all-day conference, hosted by the women studies
program, will feature paper presentations and other
All “Voices from the Valley” are encouraged
to share their work from poetry to art work, and much
more. Area businesses and artisans will have exhibits
in the River Valley Room. The keynote speaker will
be Diana Hatfield, CEO of Pine to Prairie Girl Scouts,
who will share highlights of her work with thousands
of young females throughout the Red River Valley region
and discussing the topic of girl advocacy. We hope
to see faculty, staff and students at this year’s
For more information about the conference, including
how to make a submission by the Oct. 28 deadline,
please follow the top conference link on the women
studies web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/women.
The conference is free for students and those who
wish to catch a panel or two, just $10 for participants.
The luncheon with keynote speaker will also cost $10
and requires advance registration. For a brief stay,
or the whole day, we hope to see you there.
– Wendelin Hume, conference chair, director
of women studies
lectures focus on aquifers
Bill Schuh from the North Dakota State Water Commission
is presenting the next LEEPS lectures Friday, Nov.
4. At noon in 100 Leonard Hall he will discuss “Connecting
the Soil to the Aquifer.” At 4 p.m. he will
consider “Effect of Historical Processes and
Underlying Strata on Modern Sulfate Concentrations
in the Elk Valley Aquifer, in 100 Leonard Hall.
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture
program (LEEPS) brings nationally and internationally
known scientists and others to UND to give talks on
cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures cover
a wide range of topics, including academic science,
applied engineering, and environmental issues of current
For more information, contact Scott Korom at 777-6156.
–Geology and geological engineering
reception will honor Denise Twohey
A retirement reception will be held for Denise Twohey,
associate professor of counseling, Friday, Nov. 4,
from noon to 2 p.m. in the College of Education and
Human Development Conference Room in the dean’s
office, Education 104.
Twohey began her work as a counselor educator in counseling
in 1987. She is a feminist scholar who fundamentally
changed the department and the University. She is
known for her study of men’s and women’s
issues and her infectious laugh. She will be returning
home to Grand Rapids, Mich., to continue her scholarly
work and to write her memoirs. Please join us in wishing
her bon voyage.
– Michael Loewy, chair, counseling
professor to speak at geography forum
The geography department is pleased to announce that
Rick Sweitzer will be speaking at our monthly forum
Friday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. His talk is titled, “Ecology
and Conservation Implications of Geographic Range
Expansion by Introduced Wild Pigs in California.”
The talk will be in 157 Ireland Hall, and all members
of the UND community are welcome.
– Kevin Romig, geography
will examine cochlear implants, hearing aids
Disabled student services is co-sponsoring a free
informational conference, “Cochlear Implants,
Hearing Aids and Assistive Technology,” Saturday,
Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., River Valley Room,
Memorial Union. Real time captioning will be provided;
an application for North Dakota continuing education
credit is in process.
Guest speakers are Lynn Brewster, director of the
Saskatchewan Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation Center;
Alex Gorenko, Saskatchewan cochlear implant team member;
and Linda Ehlers, parent-infant program and outreach
program of the North Dakota School for the Deaf. There
will be technology vendors on site.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 746-5794.
– Kathy Peterson, deaf/hard of hearing consultant
and sign language interpreter, disability support
announce etiquette luncheon to students
Career services will host their annual etiquette luncheon
and professional dress day Saturday, Nov. 5, in the
Lecture Bowl and the Ballroom at the Memorial Union,
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The luncheon will include an etiquette presentation
by Bruce Gjovig and Mae Marie Blackmore, authors of
Pardon Me, Your Manners Are Showing, followed by a
four-course luncheon and professional style presentation
by representatives from Marshall Field’s.
Cost is only $5 per plate. Students must register
and pre-pay at 280 McCannel Hall by Tuesday, Nov.
– Career services
Troll will meet Trickster Nov. 5
Norwegian Troll will meet Native American Trickster
onstage at the Chester Fritz Auditorium to commemorate
Norway 1905-2005. This centennial celebration, sponsored
by the Norwegian program, in the languages department,
will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. Performers
for the event will include Mary Louise Defender Wilson,
storyteller; Karen Tollefson Solgoerd, Hardanger fiddler;
Allan Demaray, flute player; Wayne and Cameron Fox,
hoop dancers; Russ McDonald with Native drummers and
singers; and Norwegian and Native children’s
The picturebook “Troll Meets Trickster on the
Dakota Prairie” will be narrated and projected.
It was specially written and illustrated for the occasion
by Faythe Dyrud Thureen and Chris Wold Dyrud and will
be released at the event as a fundraiser for the American
Indian Center at UND. A frybread and lefse reception
follows the program. General admission tickets will
be available at the door. Costs for students and children,
$6, others are $12.
– Faythe Thureen, Norwegian instructor
Visions film series continues
Anthropology’s Global Visions film series continues.
Information on upcoming films can be found on the
anthropology web page at www.und.edu/dept/anthro/.
The series brings films to students and community
members that celebrate the vastness of the human experience
around the world, and is the only venue in Grand Forks
that presents international films. This season’s
films cover a wide variety of cultural locations that
include Africa, England, Spain, Iran, and Latin America.
All are feature length, award-winning films from a
variety of international festivals that include Golden
Globe award and nominations for Academy Awards. Movies
are shown in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl at 7
p.m., free and open to the public. They are: Tuesday,
Nov. 8, Turtles Can Fly; Tuesday, Nov. 22, The Silence;
Tuesday, Dec. 6, The Motorcycle Diaries.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
Practitioners Institute dates set
You’re invited to attend the 2005 N.D. Tax Practitioners
Institute, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 9 and 10,
Holiday Inn, Fargo; or Wednesday and Thursday, Nov.
30 and Dec. 1, Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck.
Co-sponsors are the North Dakota Society of Certified
Public Accountants and continuing education.
More than 225 participants from North Dakota and the
surrounding area attend each institute, including
CPAs, attorneys, insurance agents, small business
owners and other tax professionals.
The first day will focus on individual and general
tax practitioner issues, with featured speaker Chris
Province, CPA. Topics include individual taxpayer
issues, alternative minimum tax, education planning
and gifts to minors, income tax aspects of health
care costs, annual income tax planning, compliance
management, tax elections, employment tax issues,
casualty gains and losses, and information reporting.
The second day will concentrate on agriculture and
other business issues with Neil Harl, Iowa State University.
Topics are agricultural issues, small business issues,
like-kind exchanges, domestic manufacturing deductions,
entity issues, and depreciation.
Continuing education credits will be offered on a
pro-rated basis. Visit www.conted.und.edu/ndtax
for more information.
— Trish McGuire, conference coordinator, continuing
Musica concert set for Nov. 20
Grand Forks Pro Musica Invites you to a world of art
song with the music of Poulenc, Rodrigo, Schubert,
Rachmaninov and poetry of Nabokov and more. Anne Christopherson
(music), soprano, and Laura Loewen (University of
Manitoba), pianist, will perform Sunday, Nov. 20,
at 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington
Tickets are 10 for general admission, $5 for students
and $20 for families at the door. Subscribe to six
concerts for $50 or $25 for students. A limited number
of free UND student tickets are available, first come
Grand Forks Pro Musica concerts are produced to raise
awareness and funding for North Dakota’s Aeolian-Skinner
pipe organ and are held at First Presbyterian, 5555
South Washington Street, 775-5545.
— Christopher Anderson (music)
Below are U2 workshops for Nov. 8-17; visit our web
site for more. Reserve your seat by registering with
U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address,
and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you
for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials
and number of seats.
- Accounting Services Policies and Procedures: Nov.
8, 9 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. Review of accounting policies and procedures
and any recent changes or updates. Presenter: Allison
Peyton and Lisa Heher.
- Excel XP, Beginning: Nov. 14, 16, and 18, 10 a.m.
to noon, 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: Heidi Strande.
- Defensive Driving: Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. 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: Mark Johnson.
- DMP Protocol and Work Force Safety (Workers Compensation):
Nov. 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
The designated medical provider guidelines are part
of the ND state risk management program with work
force safety (workers compensation). It is important
for employees to have a clear understanding of these
policies in the event they suffer a work-related
injury. The class is also an excellent opportunity
for supervisors to become more familiar with the
policy. The UND safety director and work force safety
coordinator will make the presentation and be available
for questions following. Presenters: Claire Moen
and Jason Uhlir.
- Budget Inquiry and Ledger Cash Balance: Nov. 16,
1:30 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II. How do I know what
I have left in my budget and how do I know whether
I need to do a budget journal so that my payments
will be processed? Presenter: Lisa Heher.
- Asset Management and Insurance: Nov. 17, 10 to
11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Instructions
and discussion on how to perform annual inventories
using PeopleSoft. This session will also cover basic
information that departments should know about asset
management and insurance issues. Presenters: Hazel
Lehman and Corrinne Kjelstrom.
- Records Disposal Procedures: Nov. 17, 1:30 to
3 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. During this
workshop you will learn more about the process for
destroying or transferring records that have passed
their retention time limits. We’ll review
the forms used, discuss why it’s necessary
to document, and you will take part in a hands-on
run-through of the entire process. It’s fun
to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think,
and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris
Austin, records manager.
-- Julie Sturges, U2 program
named associate director of University relations
Peter Johnson has been named
associate director of the University Relations
office. Johnson, who has served as assistant
director of University Relations since 1992,
will continue his duties as media relations
coordinator, a job he has held since 1988. The
new appointment was effective Oct. 1.
Johnson is a former managing editor of the Devils
Lake Daily Journal and once co-published and
edited a weekly newspaper, The Chronicle, with
his brother Sam. He also was an editor at The
Pierce County Tribune in Rugby, N.D., and news
editor at The Journal in Crosby, N.D. Johnson
has taught Reporting and Feature Writing, Advanced
Journalism and Principles of Public Relations
in the UND School of Communication, and he currently
teaches the Writing for the Media correspondence
course for the UND Division of Continuing Education.
Johnson is a member of the North Dakota Newspaper
Association Education Foundation Board of Directors
and a former northeast district director and,
has served as co-director of North Dakota Professional
Communicators. He is a former director of the
Northern Interscholastic Press Association,
which provides educational support for North
Dakota high school newspaper and yearbook advisors
and students. Johnson has been involved with
the Society of Professional Journalists, and
also serves as president of The Arc, Upper Valley,
as a member of the board of directors at the
LISTEN Center in Grand Forks, and is the development
director of the Grand Forks Master Chorale in
Grand Forks. He holds degrees in English and
education from UND.
Johnson and his wife, Marsha, have four children.
Team captures regional competition
The Flying Team retained its
championship title in the Region V National
Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety
and Flight Evaluation Conference at the University
of Dubuque in Iowa. UND’s score of 362
ousted the University of Dubuque’s score
of 120 in the 11-event competition. St. Cloud
State University placed third with a score of
The team consists of 27 aviation student body
volunteers. The team participates in two competitions
annually – a regional qualifying competition
and the national competition to determine the
national championship. James (Master) Higgins
is the team’s faculty advisor; Mark Thompson,
Andrew Pierce, Jered Lease, Kirk Dalebroux,
Zack Cromley, and Gary Ebel are coaches.
The national competition will be held May 8-13
at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
– UND Aerospace
professional development opportunity available
The president’s leadership
program supports up to two administrators each
year to participate in a national-level summer
professional leadership institute, such as those
at Harvard (http://gseweb.harvard.edu/~ppe/highered/index.html)
and Bryn Mawr (http://www.brynmawr.edu/summerinstitute/).
This funding is for individuals already in administrative
roles at UND who want to expand the breadth
of their experience in anticipation of moving
to another level of responsibility. To apply
for summer funding from the president’s
leadership program, please send an application
letter expressing your interest, your administrative
background, the program you wish to attend and
why, to email@example.com
by noon Friday, Nov. 4.
– Victoria Beard, associate provost
for faculty awards accepted through Nov. 4
The outstanding faculty awards
committee is now accepting nominations for the
following individual and departmental awards:
- Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (individual)
- Outstanding Graduate/Professional Teaching
- Excellence in Teaching, Research/Creative
Activity and Service – the “Faculty
Scholar Award” (individual)
- Outstanding Faculty Development and Service
- Departmental Excellence in Teaching (department)
- Departmental Excellence in Service (department)
If you are aware of faculty members or departments
that deserve special recognition, please consider
submitting a nomination. We particularly depend
on faculty to nominate for the Faculty Scholar,
Faculty Development/Service, and the two departmental
awards. However, faculty and staff may also
nominate for the individual teaching awards
– and you can help us by encouraging students
to nominate outstanding teachers as well.
Nominations may be made electronically, via
the instructional development home page, www.und.edu/dept/oid,
beginning immediately. Paper nomination forms
are also available at various locations around
campus. Criteria for all six awards are listed
on the nomination forms.
Additional nomination forms are available from
instructional development, 777-4998.
Please note that this year’s nomination
deadline is Nov. 4. The date has been moved
a little earlier than in previous years to give
faculty and departments more time to assemble
– Libby Rankin, director, instructional
sought for outstanding individuals to receive
Members of the University Council
are invited to nominate outstanding individuals
for an honorary degree. The deadline for submitting
nominations is Monday, Dec. 5. Qualifications
include, but are not limited to, the following
State Board of Higher Education criteria (see
SBHE, Policy 430.1):
- The candidate should have had an association
with the State of North Dakota. This association
may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of
education, of service to the state, the Board,
or one of the institutions governed by the
- The candidate must have achieved a level
of distinction which would merit comparable
recognition in his or her profession or area
- The renown of the candidate should reflect
favorably on the Board, the institutions it
governs, and the State of North Dakota.
In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion
shall be made to any person to be so honored
until the State Board of Higher Education has
acted on the nomination.
Institutional criteria and standards for the
awarding of honorary degrees at the University
of North Dakota have been established by the
University Senate. It is recommended that the
following criteria be used in considering persons
for an honorary degree:
- Achievement of distinction in scholarship,
or in comparable professional or creative
- Recognized and outstanding service to the
nation, to the state, or to the University
of North Dakota.
- Attendance at or graduation from the University
of North Dakota, except as the individual
is outstanding with reference to the preceding
criteria 1 and 2.
- Non-membership on the faculty of the University
of North Dakota.
- Scholarship specialization in an area in
which the university normally grants an earned
- Nominations may be made by any member of
the University Council.
- Nominations must be accompanied by a factual
dossier providing evidence that the nominee
meets the criteria and standards established
by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above).
Factual compilation should include the following,
in the order listed:
a. A brief biography
b. A list of scholarly writings, research
c. Description of public service and achievements
d. List of offices and positions held
e. Other factual justifications for consideration
- The nominee’s scholarship will be
evaluated by the departmental faculty in the
area of the nominee’s specialization,
such evaluation to be a part of the dossier
presented to the honorary degrees committee.
- A nominee will not be informed that he/she
is being considered until the nomination has
been approved at the SBHE level.
- The titles of honorary degrees shall be
distinct from those of earned degrees at UND.
- No honorary bachelor’s or master’s
degrees will be awarded.
On behalf of the honorary degrees committee,
nominations and all supporting materials may
be sent to the Office of the Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Provost, 302 Twamley
Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations
is Monday, Dec. 5.
— Greg Weisenstein, provost
may enroll in courses at low cost
For just $10.95 per credit hour,
benefited employees may enroll in University
classes. You may take up to three academic courses
each calendar year, and may be granted work
release time for one academic class per school
session after receiving approval from your supervisor
for release time during working hours. You can
continue your education, earn a degree, or improve
your skills. Staff members may work toward a
degree; faculty may take courses for credit.
Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.
New employees may also take a course while on
You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging
from management and sciences to languages and
music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid
and financial management. Here’s how to
- Pick up admission materials, registration
materials and a tuition waiver form at admissions,
205 Twamley Hall (777-3821) or at the graduate
school, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).
- Choose the course you’d like to take.
Prerequisites or other factors may affect
- Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean
sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them
to admissions (undergraduates) or the graduate
school. Return the completed waiver forms
to admissions. The deadline for filing the
waiver is Friday, Jan. 6.
- Register according to instructions in the
Time Schedule of Classes.
If you are enrolling for the first time, you
need to complete and return an “Application
for Admission” form, available from the
admissions office or graduate school. There
is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who
has not previously enrolled. You may need to
file transcripts from schools that you previously
attended. Please note that some courses have
additional fees that cannot be waived.
Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit.
– Heidi Kippenhan,m director of admissions,
and Diane Nelson, director of human resources
The workforce training office
is seeking an instructor in MS FrontPage. If
you have expertise and an interest in training
adults in this software program, please contact
me at 777-2349.
– Laura Lowe, project planner, workforce
training and development
deadline for RecSports basketball and indoor
tennis is Oct. 27
The registration deadline for
RecSports basketball and indoor tennis is 6
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Both events start Nov.
7, with basketball on campus and indoor tennis
at Center Court Fitness, 1600 32nd Ave. S.
All RecSports events are open to faculty, staff,
and students; to register visit www.wellness.und.edu.
Registration is open for teams, free agents,
and individuals, with costs varying per event.
RecSports events are organized recreational
sports leagues that allow the University community
to participate in a variety of team, dual, and
individual sports. Competition exists, but the
real focus of RecSports events is health and
exercise, social interaction, stress reduction,
sportsmanship, and teamwork.
– Wellness center
One lists features
Iraq war veterans Brandon Erickson
and Kevin Remington will share their story on
the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3
in Grand Forks. An explosive device hit the
convoy Remington and Erickson were traveling
with on July 22, 2003. Remington saved Erickson’s
life by pulling him from a burning vehicle.
Also, learn how a doula can make the birthing
process more comfortable. Brooke Bina will discuss
unconventional birthing techniques and her experiences.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North
Dakota Television Center. The program airs live
on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Re-broadcasts
can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11
p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie
Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday
at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers
in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot; Minneapolis,
Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Food Court celebrates first anniversary
Old Main Marketplace, the food
court in the Memorial Union, will celebrate
its one-year anniversary through Oct. 30, with
specials and give-aways. Anchored by franchises
A&W Express and Sbarro Pizzeria, the marketplace
offers quick service and wide variety. Dakota
Deli Subs and World Market Mexican and stir-fry
satisfy any lunch cravings.
Marketplace offers a wide variety of $.99 menu
items and daily specials Monday through Friday.
Stop in this week to register for many prizes;
one UND department will win a Taco Bar for 20
people delivered to their office. Check the
Dakota Student for coupons and new menu items.
World Market is now serving Mexican –
including tacos, burritos, and chips with salsa.
Stop in for free cake and punch Friday, Oct.
28, from 2 to 3 p.m. as we say “thank
you” to the students, faculty and staff
for a great first year.
– Dining services
Senate cookbooks available
Want a suggestion for a nice/reasonable
gift or a gift for yourself? Staff Senate still
has cookbooks Mixing It Up With UND Spirit 2003
edition. The cookbooks sell for $15 (tax included)
and are composed of a hardback, three-ring binder
(7”x 9”), with a Staff Senate logo
displayed on the cover. There are over 700 recipes
collected from faculty, staff, and students,
covering a wide selection of appetizers, beverages,
soups, salads, vegetables, main dishes, casseroles,
cakes, cookies. Etc. If you wish to purchase
a cookbook, contact Joneen Iverson, education
and human development, 777-3718, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds go toward scholarships and other programs
as they apply to Staff Senate. Thank you for
– Staff Senate fundraising/scholarship