42, Number 10: October 29, 2004
|• UND named
one of top 25 entrepreneurial campuses
• Center for Rural Health named one
of five federally designated rural health research centers
• U community will receive copies
of president’s address
|EVENTS TO NOTE
holds food drive
• Anthropology hosts Halloween open
• Biology seminar set for Oct. 29
• Alerus features Chicago-style stand-up comedy
• AAUW used book sale is Oct. 29, 30
• North Dakota Museum of Art to hold live art
• Grand Forks Symphony will present Halloween
• Master Chorale season starts with “Saints
& Sinners”concert Sunday, Oct. 31
• U2 lists November workshops
• Graduate committee meets Monday
• Creating cognitive dissonance is On Teaching
• Nov. 2 reception will honor Chad Sperling
• Reception will honor Frenchy Cloutier
• Midwest Selenium Symposium will be held in Grand
• Wagner seminar includes Ring showing
• Agenda listed for Nov. 4 University senate meeting
• Value of the arts is topic of discussion
• “Friends Don’t Let Friends Rape”
program set for Nov. 4
• Vegetarian supper club features meatless casseroles
• Speaker will discuss tribal bison ranching
• Seminar will consider “Microglia on the
• Invite students to register for professional
• Singer/songwriter Syd performs Nov. 16
• N.D. tax practitioners institutes planned
• Participants sought for panel on international
• NCBI molecular resource training offered
|• Family medicine clinics
• EERC presents award to Sen. Dorgan
• Wakefield elected to Institute of Medicine
• Proposals sought for student technology fee
• Insurance covers University-sponsored student
• 2005 Founders Day honorees sought
• FIDC awardees named
• Open enrollment in NDPERS insurance plans ends
• Please add additions or changes to 2004-2005
• FlexComp enrollments due Nov. 30
• Applications accepted for Holiday Art &
• Photo contest spotlights campus
• Studio One lists features
• Campus walking trail maps available
• 31 Days of Glory raffle tickets on sale
named one of top 25 entrepreneurial campuses
The University has been named
one of “The Top 25 Most Entrepreneurial
Undergraduate Campuses in the Country,”
by The Princeton Review and Forbes.com. UND
ranks 14th on the list, ahead of such institutions
as Stanford, Loyla Marymount, Temple, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Boston
UND has long been an entrepreneurship leader
in the United States. One of the very first
in the country, UND’s Center for Innovation
business incubator celebrated its 20th anniversary
this year. The incubator was recently renamed
the Skalicky Tech Incubator in honor of Norm
Skalicky, a 1955 alum, who has been a strong
supporter of UND’s entrepreneurship mission
and who recently donated $1 million to create
the Skalicky Entrepreneur Endowment. UND is
now putting the finishing touches on its second
incubator building, the Ina Mae Rude Center.
UND also is one of the few universities in
the nation to offer a major in entrepreneurship,
as well as the internship and funding programs
to back up the major.
Here’s what The Princeton Review and
Forbes.com say about UND at http://www.forbes.com/home/lists/2004/10/20/04conncampentrepreland.html
University of North Dakota
A tech incubator on campus provides space for
student entrepreneurs, free consulting and the
Dakota student entrepreneur loan program for
student startups. Both programs are run by the
Center for Innovation, which hires seniors and
graduate students to work with entrepreneurs
on business plans, market plans, financial projections
and raising debt and equity capital. The center’s
board is made up of 26 successful entrepreneurs
who partner with students as mentors.
Alumni include: Ralph Engelstad, Imperial Palace
Hotel and Casino, and Peter Nygard, Nygard International.
UND’s Center for Innovation
The Center for Innovation helps entrepreneurs,
innovators, students and researchers launch
new technologies, products and ventures, develop
business and marketing plans, access debt and
equity financing and access the talent of the
university. The center operates the tech incubator
and is constructing a second tech incubator,
the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. The center
was among the first tech entrepreneur outreach
centers in the nation and has helped launch
more than 380 new products and ventures since
it was formed in 1984. The center has won four
national awards for excellence in innovation
and technology entrepreneurship and is a division
of the UND College of Business and Public Administration.
The Princeton Review and Forbes.com say that
while there are more than 2,000 colleges in
the United States, UND is one of only a few
that “are concentrating on raising the
next generation of successful entrepreneurs.”
“I’m not surprised. I recognized
the entrepreneurial spirit when I first came
to UND in 1999. There are so many excellent
examples, such as the John D. Odegard School
of Aerospace Sciences, which has trained pilots
from all over the United States and the world
and trained all of Norway’s air traffic
controllers, and the Energy and Environmental
Research Center, which does tens of millions
of dollars worth of research and business every
year with corporations and government entities
in nearly every state and nearly 50 countries.
There is a very real entrepreneurial spirit
that is pervasive throughout this campus,”
said President Charles E. Kupchella.
“The University of North Dakota’s
ranking of 14th in The Princeton Review’s
top 25 most entrepreneurial colleges is well
deserved. UND is a leader in helping foster
entrepreneurship and producing tomorrow’s
entrepreneurs in aerospace science, medicine,
and energy. I congratulate them and applaud
their continuing commitment to build on that
leadership,” said North Dakota Governor
“Clearly our best years are ahead of
us as more entrepreneurs, our state, and more
alumni see the value of this investment in entrepreneurship
which is the foundation of our future economy,”
said Bruce Gjovig, director, Center for Innovation.
for Rural Health named one of five federally
designated rural health research centers
The Center for Rural Health
(CRH) has been co-designated, with the University
of Minnesota, one of five rural health research
centers in the nation funded by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services Office of Rural
With this new national designation, the CRH
and the University of Minnesota Rural Health
Research Center will combine their research
and information dissemination expertise to undertake
three national projects focusing on quality
of rural health care.
Mary Wakefield, CRH director, said that, “While
significant research has been conducted nationally
on health care quality in urban health settings,
far less attention has focused on rural health
care quality. This federal award allows us to
build a clearer understanding of the factors
that influence health care quality in rural
The results of these studies should be useful
to health care providers, purchasers of health
care, as well as public policy-makers, including
the federal government.”
“It’s important that health care
research pay attention to the needs of rural
America, and this federal recognition and grant
will help the UND Center for Rural Health expand
its valuable work,” said U.S. Sen. Byron
Dorgan. “This action adds to the Red River
Valley Research Corridor and will add to our
understanding of rural health care and how to
make it better.”
The research will focus on issues around health
professional staffing, patient safety, in particular
medication errors, and provision of financial
incentives for improving care. Both UND and
the University of Minnesota Centers have substantial
rural health research experience and the grant
will enable researchers from both schools to
work closely together.
The CRH will take the lead in disseminating
the findings of the studies.
The grant from the Office of Rural Health Policy
in the federal Department of Health and Human
Services will bring $500,000 to the CRH over
the next four years.
— Center for Rural Health.
community will receive copies of president’s
President Kupchella’s “State
of the University” address, presented at
the Oct. 13 meeting of the University Council,
will be placed online and mailed to all members
of the University community.
holds food drive
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
will conduct their 12th annual North American
food drive Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday,
Oct. 27, 28, and 30.
In the past, the drive has yielded13,000 to
15,000 pounds of food for the Grand Forks Food
Cupboard. Our goal this year is to collect over
16,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry. On
the national fraternity level, we will be collecting
over two million pounds of food. This event
is considered the largest single day philanthropy
in the nation (the single day being the day
we collect the food). We hope to distribute
over 10,000 food bags to local homeowners on
Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. We
will then collect the food bags on Saturday
morning, beginning at 9 a.m.
We will receive help from the seven sororities
at UND and any other volunteers who would like
to help. We would like to thank Shea’s
Nursery, Cole’s Paper, Target, Schoen
Associates, and Best Buy for their assistance.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Kevin Till,
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
hosts Halloween open house
Students, faculty and staff
are cordially invited to the anthropology Halloween
open house, hosted by the Forensic Science Club.
Come travel our haunted maze ($1 admission),
sample sweets and treats, challenge your hand-eye
coordination, or compete in the pumpkin carving
contest (please bring your own carved pumpkin!).
We’re open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday,
seminar set for Oct. 29
The biology department will
hold a seminar Friday, Oct. 29, at noon in 141
Starcher Hall. Susan Weller will present “Evolution
of Courtship and Defense Behaviors in Tiger
Moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).” She is
an associate professor of entomology and a curator
of Lepidoptera at the James F. Bell Museum of
Natural History, University of Minnesota, whose
research involves the evolution of Lepidoptera,
particularly tiger moths, cutworms, and their
– Biology department.
features Chicago-style stand-up comedy
The Alerus Center will present
Chicago-style stand-up comedy Friday, Oct. 29,
at 8 p.m. in the Alerus Center Ballroom. Tickets,
$13 in advance and $18 day of show, are available
at the Alerus Center box office, all TicketMaster
locations at 772-5151, or online at aleruscenter.com.
Wear a Halloween costume and receive one free
beverage coupon. Appetizers will be served.
The best costume wins a suite for the UND vs.
South Dakota football game Nov. 6.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Alerus Center.
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),
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 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 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.
Chorale season starts with “Saints &
Sinners” concert Sunday, Oct. 31
The Grand Forks Master Chorale
will kick off its 22nd season on Halloween with
a “Saints & Sinners” concert
Sunday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. at Wesley United
Methodist Church, 1600 Fourth Ave. N. Advance
tickets at reduced rates are available at the
Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office: $12 for
general audience, $8 for senior citizens, and
$5 for students. At the door, tickets are $15
for general audience, $10 for senior citizens
and $7 for students.
Michael Weber, Master Chorale artistic director
and conductor, said “The Saints &
Sinners program evolved more from the sacred,
rather than the secular celebrations of the
season. Although Sunday is Halloween, this is
also the anniversary of the Reformation. One
of the best ways to commemorate this occasion
is through the music of arguably the finest
composer of music for the Lutheran church-J.
S. Bach.” The Master Chorale will perform
“Gottes zeit ist die allerbeste zeit”
with a small orchestra.
“The text, which consists of passages
from the Bible and a chorale, presents the Christian
view of dying and the affirming belief in the
resurrection of the dead and the everlasting
Kingdom of Heaven. The text is also suitable
for the feast of All Souls, which is celebrated
on Nov. 2,” said Weber.
The Master Chorale will also perform two works
by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Lord, Thou
Hast Been Our Refuge” and “Sine
Nomine.” Also planned are “In Remembrance”
by Eleanor Daley; “Saints Bound for Heaven”;
“Amor de mi alma” by Z. Randall
Stroope; “O My Luve’s Like a Red,
Red Rose” by Rene Clausen; “Some
little Snow” by Daniel Pederson, a tenor
with the group who was commissioned by the Grand
Forks Master Chorale to write this piece, which
describes some of the visual images of North
Dakota during the stay of Lewis and Clark during
the fall of 1804; “Sinner Man”;
“Deep River”; and “Ride On
Founded in 1983, the Grand Forks Master Chorale
members include: Michael J. Weber, conductor
and artistic director; Lynn Liepold, accompanist;
Peter Johnson, development director. Singers,
including some faculty, staff and students at
UND, include: SOPRANO: Diane Beirwagen, Elizabeth
Comeau, Kathryn Fiedler, Catherine Fleming,
Kelli Flermoen, Valerie Jensen, Katie Kringstad,
Lori Peterson, Cheryl Saunders, Christina Tello,
Kari Torkelson, Kathryn Webster. ALTO: Shelley
Bares, Kellie Burgess, Amy Erickson, Carol Geiszler,
Jody Heigaard, Laurel Johnson, Marsha Johnson,
Stephanie Korver, Patti Medal, Wendy S. Swerdlow,
Alyssa Zimmer. TENOR: Marc Arnason, David Biberdorf,
Wallace Bloom, Christopher Hunt, Jon Jackson,
Daniel Pederson, Jeff Tilley. BASS: Harmon Abrahamson,
Matthew Carpenter, Blake Evert, Ron Fossell,
Lyndon Johnson, David Kary, Michael McCullough,
— Grand Forks Master Chorale.
lists November workshops
Below are U2 workshops for November
8-22. 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 bloodborne pathogens,
and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter:
Retirement Distribution Flexibilities: Nov.
10, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. 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). Learn
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.
DMP Protocol and Work Force Safety (Workers
Compensation): Nov. 22, 9 to 10 a.m., 16-18
Swanson Hall. Change in Workers Compensation
policy. 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 if 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
— Julie Sturges, U2 program.
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will
meet Monday, Nov. 1, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley
Hall. The agenda follows.
1. Approval of minutes from Oct. 11 and Oct.
2. Request for course changes and new course
requests in linguistics including:
a. Linguistics 506, Field Methods, change course
description and prerequisite.
b. Linguistics 520, Foundational Issues of Community-Based
Literacy in Multilingual Societies, change course
description and co-requisites.
c. Linguistics 521, Literacy Program Planning
and Management; change in course description
d. Linguistics 522, Materials and Methods in
Literacy, change course description and co-requisites.
e. Request for new course: Linguistics 511,
Translation of Texts: Theory and Practice.
f. Request for new course: Linguistics 519,
Introduction to Literacy Principles.
g. Request for new course: Linguistics 530,
Introduction to Writing Systems.
3. Announcement : Transitional master’s
of occupational therapy program has been forwarded
as a stage two proposal. No action needed —
for information purposes.
4. Student appeal to begin at 4 p.m.
— Joseph Benoit, graduate dean.
cognitive dissonance is On Teaching topic
“Creating Cognitive Dissonance”
is the topic of the next On Teaching lunch Tuesday,
Nov. 2, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial
Room of the Union. Marcia Mikulak (anthropology)
and Vicki Ross (teaching and learning) will
introduce the session by discussing the importance
of cognitive dissonance for their own students,
and describing assignments that attempt to produce
cognitive dissonance as a means of breaking
through pre-conceptions and reaching a deeper
level of learning. Lunch will be provided by
OID for those who sign up by noon Friday, Oct.
29. If you are interesting in attending, please
call 777-4998 or e-mail email@example.com.
— Joan Hawthorne, University writing
2 reception will honor Chad Sperling
A farewell reception for Chad
Sperling, web designer for University Relations,
is set for 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in
the front reception area of University Relations,
411 Twamley Hall. Sperling, who has been with
the University since 2002, has accepted a position
outside the University. Please join us as we
wish him well.
– Jan Orvik, web manager, University
will honor Frenchy Cloutier
A reception in honor of Frenchy
(Wilfred) Cloutier will be held Wednesday, Nov.
3, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the James C. Ray
Flight Line building, Flight Operations, at
the Airport. Frenchy, as he is known, began
working for the aerospace flight line on March
28, 1988. For 17 years he has dedicated his
gifts, talents, and efforts to the John D. Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences. Please join us
in thanking him for his service to aerospace
and in wishing him a happy retirement.
– Christine Naas, special events, aerospace
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
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. The two remaining presentations
in the Ring series will be shown in the Campbell
Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, on these
Wednesdays: Nov. 3 (Siegfried), and Nov. 17
(Götterdämmerung). All showings begin
at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
– Christopher Anderson, music.
listed for Nov. 4 University senate meeting
The University senate will meet
Thursday, Nov. 4, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business
arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the honorary degrees committee
(2002-03 and 2003-04), Kathy Sukalski and Diane
5. Annual report of the student policy committee,
Bradley Rundquist, chair.
6. Annual report of the honors committee, Tami
7. Annual report of the general education requirements
committee, Tom Steen, chair.
8. Report from the curriculum committee, Doug
9. Proposed changes to State Board of Higher
Education policies, Tom Petros, council of college
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary,
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.
Don’t Let Friends Rape” program
set for Nov. 4
“Friends Don’t Let
Friends Rape,” a presentation by Tom Erickson,
is set for Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the
Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
Rape hurts women and men alike. Learn what
men and women can do to end violence against
women. Tom Erickson is active in Men as Allies
Against Non-Violence. He also serves as a volunteer
crisis line advocate and IMPACT instructor,
teaching self-defense and empowerment classes
for women, teens and children.
For information, contact me at 777-9003.
– Janet Sundquist, campus violence intervention
supper club features meatless casseroles
The Vegetarian Supper Club will
meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, 3610 Cherry St. Bring a dish
and share your recipes. Don’t know what
to bring? Just come to enjoy the company and
sample something new.
In order to accommodate the stricter vegetarians,
recipes should not contain meat, poultry, fish,
eggs, or dairy.
The theme is meatless casseroles that your
family will love. Please RSVP with number of
people attending at (701) 741-0379.
– Brenna Kerr, dietitian, student health
and wellness center, firstname.lastname@example.org.
will discuss tribal bison ranching
Indian studies presents “Contemporary
Tribal Bison Ranching: A Case Study from the
Northern Plains,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 10, in 300 Merrifield Hall. Sebastian Braun,
visiting assistant professor of Indian studies,
Since the early 1990s, many tribes have begun
to build bison herds. These bison operations
were started not only as locally controlled
development projects, but also to revive certain
aspects of the traditional cultures connected
to bison. The renewed presence of the animals
on reservations was to re-affirm a spiritual
bond between two related nations. Through this
renewal, it was hoped, traditional social and
cultural values of respect and responsibility
would come to flower again in reservation communities.
Bison meat would be available at affordable
prices for elders and those affected by diabetes.
Ecological knowledge would be regained and transmitted
through future generations. This lecture will
look at tribal bison ranching through a case
study from South Dakota, and trace the emergence
of a major voice in reservation and Plains agricultural
policy. Tribal bison operations, and their umbrella
organization, the InterTribal Bison Cooperative,
as well as non-Indian bison ranchers and the
North American Bison Cooperative are trying
to build a market large enough to support their
efforts at a sustainable industry. Please join
– Indian studies.
will consider “Microglia on the Move”
Michael Dailey, associate professor
of biological sciences at the University of
Iowa, will present a seminar, “Microglia
on the Move: The Dynamics of Glial Cell Activation
Imaged in Live Brain Tissue Slices,” at
3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in 5520 Medical Science.
The seminar is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical
Research Excellence Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative
Disease and the Department of Pharmacology,
Physiology and Therapeutics.
– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics.
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
Syd performs Nov. 16
Pop-rock recording artist Syd
will perform an evening show as part of UPC’s
Fall Jam Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the
Loading Dock, Memorial Union. There is no admission
tax practitioners institutes planned
Do you need legal, insurance
or accounting (CPE) continuing education hours?
You’re invited to attend the North Dakota
tax practitioners institutes. Visit www.conted.und.edu/ndtax
for more detailed information and to register.
They will be held Nov. 16-17 at the Holiday
Inn, Fargo, and Dec. 2-3 at the Best Western
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck.
The institutes are:
- Approved for 16 hours of continuing professional
education (CPE) from the North Dakota Society
- Approved for 14 hours of continuing legal
education (CLE) from the State Bar Association
of North Dakota
Commission for Continuing Legal Education.
- Approved for 16 hours of insurance continuing
education from the North Dakota Insurance
Attend the day most appropriate for you. Continuing
education credits will be offered on a pro-rated
Day one: individual and general tax practitioner
issues. Featured speaker is Robert (Chris) Province,
CPA, Garverick Province, LLC. He will discuss
new tax legislation, individual taxpayer issues,
IRS updates and issues, retirement, annual tax
planning, and ethics.
Day two: agriculture and other business issues.
Featured speaker is Philip E. Harris, J.D.,
University of Wisconsin-Madison. He will discuss
business and investment issues, business entities,
tax consequences of being a trade or business,
taxation of natural resources, and agricultural
Fees and early bird deadlines are $189 for
two-day institute registration (includes luncheons),
and $109 for one-day institute registration
For Fargo institute registrations received
after Nov. 9 or Bismarck institute registrations
received after Nov. 24, add $25 to your total
Your fee includes the following:
- Instruction from national tax experts.
- 2004 National Income Tax Workbook published
by the Land Grant University tax Education
- Continuing education hours (CPEs, CLEs and
Insurance CE hours).
- Supplemental handout materials.
- Continental breakfast(s), luncheon(s),
To register, go to www.conted.und.edu/ndtax.
You may also print out a copy of the registration
form. UND staff or faculty should attach an
ID billing form to your registration and mail
it to Box 9021. If you have any questions, contact
the office of conference services at 777-2663.
Please pass this information on to your colleagues
who may be interested.
Co-sponsors are the Division of Continuing
Education and the North Dakota Society of Certified
— Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference
services, continuing education.
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 ask 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, email@example.com,
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
medicine clinics change names
An ad campaign has been launched
to announce the new name of the clinics in Bismarck,
Minot and Grand Forks where the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences trains family doctors.
Each of the clinics is now called the Center
for Family Medicine, followed by the name of
the city, such as Center for Family Medicine
– Grand Forks, and features a newly designed
logo. These clinics have been known as the UND
Family Practice Center in Bismarck and Grand
Forks and the Minot Center for Family Medicine.
The new name is accompanied by a logo which
is meant to reflect the centers’ role
in providing health care services to North Dakotans.
New signs are expected to go up at the centers
as soon as they are completed.
Newspaper, radio and yellow-page advertising
in the three cities is designed to promote awareness
and a positive image among current and prospective
patients. Television ads begin airing next month.
At these centers, experienced physicians educate
and train resident-physicians who are pursuing
family medicine as their career choice. In each
city, usually five or six residents train in
each level of the three-year training program.
They work with and learn from faculty at the
center as well as many other practicing physicians
in their community.
“Our physicians and staff provide excellent
patient care in their communities,” said
H. David Wilson, vice president for health affairs
and dean of the medical school at UND. “We
want everyone, in and around those communities,
to know that they are welcome as patients, and
that they will receive a full array of high
quality services in an efficient and timely
manner, even same-day services, if needed.”
The UND family practice centers were started
in the mid-1970s when the UND medical school
began to build its complete four-year, Doctor
of Medicine (M.D.) degree-granting program and
postgraduate residency training programs to
prepare physicians for practice in family medicine,
as well as internal medicine, psychiatry and
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
presents award to Sen. Dorgan
The Energy & Environmental
Research Center presented U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan
the eighth Energy Champion Award Oct. 21.
The EERC Energy Champion Award was created
to honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary
leadership, vision, and personal commitment
to energy and environmental research, development,
and demonstration programs across the nation.
The award is only given to those who are particularly
deserving; the last Energy Champion Award was
presented eight years ago.
Dorgan received the award for his vision and
tremendous commitment to the ongoing development
of a wide range of clean, efficient energy technologies
and for his recognition of the EERC’s
role in the future of those initiatives.
“Sen. Dorgan has been a champion for
the EERC for many years and has secured funding
to drive the strategic research and development
needed to achieve energy security for our nation
while protecting the environment,” said
EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. “His
commitment to energy security is underscored
by his belief that energy independence will
result from the development of strategic, innovative,
and environmentally friendly concepts including
clean coal, oil, gas, wind, biomass, hydrogen,
and oxygenated fuels.”
Sen. Dorgan has used his seniority on the Senate
appropriations committee to secure strategic
investments in the EERC, all of which are leveraged
with private sector funding. For example, in
2004, Dorgan championed the EERC’s designation
as the National Center for Hydrogen Technology.
Dorgan received his Bachelor of Science degree
from the University in 1965 and went on to earn
his MBA from the University of Denver.
Past Energy Champion Award recipients include
U.S. Sen. Mark Andrews in 1986, Conrad Aas in
1987, John MacFarlane in 1990, U.S. Sen. Kent
Conrad in 1992, Thomas Clifford in 1993, Everett
Sondreal in 1995, and Thomas Bechtel in 1996.
— Energy and Environmental Research Center.
elected to Institute of Medicine
Mary Wakefield, director of
the Center for Rural Health, has been elected
to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National
The only member in North Dakota, Wakefield
is one of 65 new members announced this week,
raising the Institute’s total active membership
to 1,416. Current active members elect new members
from among candidates nominated for their professional
achievement and commitment to service.
The IOM was established in 1970 by the National
Academy of Sciences to be an adviser on scientific
and technology matters. Most of its work is
requested by U.S. government agencies. The IOM
provides unbiased advice on health issues based
on evidence and grounded in science. Election
is considered one of the highest honors in the
fields of medicine and health.
“We are extremely proud of Dr. Wakefield,”
said H. David Wilson, vice president for health
affairs and dean of the medical school. “This
is another indication of just how talented she
is, and how respected her work is nationally.
“As the only IOM member from this state,
Dr. Wakefield serves North Dakota proud,”
he continued. “She is also serving the
region, since there are currently no IOM members
in Montana or South Dakota.”
Wakefield, a registered nurse, has been director
of the Center for Rural Health since November
2001. Originally from Devils Lake, she spent
many years in Washington, D.C., working in the
political and academic arenas specializing in
health policy, especially recruitment and retention
of health care providers, reimbursement, emergency
services, telemedicine, and health care quality.
Wakefield has presented nationally and internationally
on public policy and strategies to influence
the policy making and political process.
– Center for Rural Health.
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 researc
- How does this project address your unit’s
- Dean’s rankin
- 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.
covers University-sponsored student 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, that 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 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 of $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 his leg 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 prior to the date
of the field trip. All departments are strongly
encouraged to provide this coverage for their
students. The student field trip form may be
retrieved online at www.safety.und.edu. Please
dispose of all old student field trip forms.
The completed form should be submitted to safety
and environmental health, Box 9031.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding
this insurance coverage, please call our office
– Safety and environmental health.
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:
- position/faculty rank currently held
- 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, email@example.com
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.
The following faculty members
were awarded faculty instructional development
committee (FIDC) grants in July, August and
July: Daniel Erickson (languages), first year
Latin videos, $400; Duane Halbur (counseling),
counseling clinic instructional supplies, $1,161;
Barbara Handy-Marchello (history), Mountain
Plains Museum Association Conference, $284;
Don Miller (art), kiln building course, $582.
August: Luke Huang (technology), ProModel Conference,
$411.39; Craig Silvernagel (entrepreneurship),
the experiential classroom V workshop, $750.
September: Bonni Gourneau (teaching and learning),
social studies teachers editions, $405; Richard
Josephs (geology and geological engineering),
48 soil thin sections, $1,344; Kimberly Porter
(history), Oral History Association annual meeting,
FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase
instructional materials, travel to teaching-related
conferences, or other projects related to teaching.
To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional
Development (OID) for guidelines and materials
or find the necessary information on the OID
web site (listed under “Academics”
on the UND home page, www.und.edu.
Proposals may be submitted at any time during
the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly
basis by the FIDC. Next deadline is Monday,
Nov. 15, at noon.
Instructional or professional development projects
that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify
for funding through OID’s flexible grant
program. For further information, or to discuss
ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal,
– Libby Rankin, director, instructional
development, 777-3325, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
add additions or changes to 2004-2005 directory
Following is a list of faculty/staff
who were either not included in the 2004-2005
student, faculty, and staff directory or have
changes in their information.
The first column lists the person’s name,
spouse, title, department, post office box number,
home address and electronic mail address; the
second column lists the UND building and room
number; next column, office phone number (top)
and personal extension phone number (bottom);
the last column lists the home phone number.
This data was provided by each faculty and staff
person. See complete directory, page 47, for
list of building abbreviations.
CHRISTOPHERSON, Anne HFAC-224 777-2646 792-2969
Assistant Professor of Voice, 777-2835
Music (Box 7125)
3504 11th Ave N, #23, Grand Forks, ND 58203
DARDEN, Silas V. HSC-122 777-6477
Graduate Assistant, Media
Relations, Athletics (Box 9013)
4 Manitoba Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58203
EINARSON, Einar (Elaine) HFAC-130 777-2816
Brass Instructor, Music (Box 7125)
911 Hillcrest Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58201
HELLAND, Neal G. MU-Terrace 777-3940
Dishroom Manager, Dining Services
LAWSON, Eric HFAC-276 777-2644 777-9431
Assistant Professor, 777-2826
Music (Box 7125)
715 N 40th St, #206-J, Grand Forks, ND 58203
MILBURN, Lonna (Mike) (701)260-0625
Associate Professor, College of Nursing (701)227-0625
10675 35th St SW, Dickinson, ND 58601
MUTCHER, Theresa MU-Terrace 777-3940 775-2160
Food Service Worker I,
1314 8th Ave N, Grand Forks, ND 58203-0751
STEADMAN, Edward N EERC 777-5279
Senior Research Advisor, Energy 777-5279
& Environmental Research Center (814) 397-9957
15 N 23rd St, Grand Forks, ND 58203
enrollments due Nov. 30
The FlexComp open enrollment
period for the plan year of Jan. 1, 2005, through
Dec. 31, 2005, is here. During this time all
benefited employees will have the opportunity
to enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit
opportunity. This program helps employees pay
for medical and dependent care expenses with
pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars.
Enrollment agreements must be returned to the
payroll office by Tuesday, Nov. 30. No enrollment
agreements will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.
No exceptions will be made for mail delays;
if the deadline date is approaching, it is advised
that you hand-deliver your form directly to
the payroll office to assure it is received
If you misplaced your original enrollment form
which was mailed to you Oct. 18, you may pick
one up at 314 Twamley Hall or print one from
the payroll web page at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/payroll.
Click on forms.
If you have any questions, call me.
– Heidi Strande, payroll office FlexComp
accepted for Holiday Art & Craft Fair
Applications are now being accepted
for exhibitors in the 26th Annual Holiday Art
& Craft Fair Friday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Original
hand-crafted work is eligible. Students are
encouraged to participate. Application deadline
is Wednesday, Nov. 10, or until spaces are filled.
For an application form and further information,
please call 777-3979 or e-mail email@example.com.
The application form is also available online
at www.union.und.edu. The Art & Craft Fair
is sponsored by the University craft center
and the Memorial Union.
— Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union.
contest spotlights campus
The good, the bad, the ugly
and the pretty pictures of the University of
North Dakota campus can be submitted for a photography
contest hosted by UND’s Graphics and Photography
Society. Contest submissions are due Monday,
Photos considered for judging must be taken
on the University of North Dakota campus in
2004. “We want to see that UND life really
looks like 24 hours, seven days a week,”
said Lynda Kenney (technology) who advises the
Graphics and Photography Society.
Winners in each category will be awarded prizes,
and the photos will be displayed at a Memorial
Union exhibition. Three different categories,
digital, black and white film, and color film
are available. There is no limit on the number
of photos for submission. Photographs must not
have been previously published.
The contest is free and open to all. Submissions
should be “8x10” prints and should
not be framed or mounted. Photographers are
responsible for gaining the consent of subjects
for public display.
Photographs will be judged on content expression,
composition elements, and technical quality.
Photos should be turned in to the technology
department in 235-B Starcher Hall.
For more information and a complete set of
official rules, contact me.
– Lynda Kenney, technology, 777-2197,
or David Dew, (701) 330-1051.
One lists features
Name recognition and money are
two of the obstacles political challengers deal
with in an election. We’ll explore this
issue on the next edition of Studio One on Channel
3 in Grand Forks. In the North Dakota Congressional
race, Mike Liffrig faces off against incumbent
Sen. Byron Dorgan. In most elections, a large
majority of incumbents are reelected. We’ll
learn how challengers like Liffrig are trying
to overcome their disadvantages in the fight
for a Congressional seat.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, folk
dancing is on the upswing according to Tom and
Jeanne O’Neal of North Country Fiddle
and Dance. The couple has been promoting folk
dancing for many years and will show us how
people of all ages can enjoy this pastime.
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 at 5 p.m. Thursdays. 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,
Oregon metro area, the Denver, Colorado metro
area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One.
walking trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed
and need a break? Want to get in shape? Want
to become renewed and invigorated when outside?
Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with
Rick Tonder, associate director of facilities,
has created 14 walking/running trails for the
UND campus. The trails, approximately one mile
in length, cover most regions of campus and
can be interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk.
Three of the trails are indoor routes for year-round
use. The School of Medicine loop even includes
stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and
Memorial Union and online through the UND home
page at www.und.nodak.edu and the Wellness Center
home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are health crises
in America. College campuses are not immune.
Let’s lower the risk at UND. Get active,
get fit, and get healthy. See you on the trails.
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness
Days of Glory raffle tickets on sale
UND’s staff senate is
selling raffle tickets for “31 Days of
Glory.” Winning tickets are drawn for
each of the 31 days in December. The cost of
a raffle ticket is $20. Drawings are held daily
with cash prizes as follows: $100 (Monday –
Saturday) and $500 (Sunday). If your name is
drawn it will be put back in so you can win
more than once. Proceeds go toward the staff
senate scholarship fund to serve as a source
of financial support to UND staff and their
children. If you are interested in purchasing
a ticket, contact any staff senator, a list
of which is located on our web site at www.und.edu/org/undss/.
– Staff senate fundraising/scholarship