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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 11: November 4, 2005

New administrative internship opportunity announced

Each year, the president’s office and the President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) sponsor a set of professional development programs for faculty and staff at UND. These programs are designed to assist those with an interest in University leadership to broaden their perspectives on issues and policies affecting decisions in higher education. These programs are open to both men and women, though special emphasis is placed on the importance of developing women for professional leadership roles within the University.

The administrative internship component of the presidential leadership programs is designed for faculty and staff interested in additional administrative work. Each year, up to eight participants (at least 50 percent women and 50 percent faculty) are matched with approved internship projects and mentors across campus. On average, interns will work six hours per week on their projects and attend monthly meetings to network with other interns. Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to $1,000, depending on the length of the internship project. To apply, call 777-4824 or e-mail for an application. This internship is open until filled:

#2005-05 University Senate Faculty Handbook Project
Mentor: Sue Jeno, chair, University Senate
Duration Two semesters

The Faculty Handbook is a working document of the University Senate and the faculty of the University of North Dakota. As such, it contains the policies and procedures used by stakeholders at the University. In addition to the policies instituted at the University, many of the policies passed by the University Senate and approved by the President are local implementation of State Board of Higher Education policy and must be cross-referenced to the SBHE policy. The North Dakota Century Code is also a source document for the Faculty Handbook.

Due to the dynamic nature of the Faculty Handbook, updates and revisions are required on an ongoing basis. The goal with this project is to identify an administrative intern who would work closely with the Senate Executive Committee to ensure that the Faculty Handbook continues to be an optimal reference document for faculty on this campus. To do this, the intern will need to become familiar with the Faculty Handbook, SBHE policy, the Century Code, and other source documents, and will assist the Senate Executive Committee in the updating and maintaining this manual.

The benefits of this administrative internship are the ability to gain a working knowledge of the policies and procedures that affect campus life, have a significant impact on the updating and maintenance of this crucial document, and work with the campus governance system.


Faculty can receive feedback on teaching

It’s not too late to make plans to use the SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) method for receiving midterm feedback from students in your classes. The SGID process, facilitated by a trained faculty colleague, is a method of soliciting student perceptions about the progress of their learning. Since it is conducted by an outsider to your class, students are free to be direct, but since it is normally done around mid-semester, you receive the feedback at a time when there is still ample opportunity for you to consider any changes that might improve student learning. The SGID process is flexible enough to be used with both large and small classes, and yields information likely to be useful to both beginning and experienced faculty.

For more information about the SGID process, contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or If you would like to request an SGID, contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or

— Joan Hawthorne, writing center


Education announces alumni achievement awards

The College of Education and Human Development is honored to celebrate the success of seven outstanding alumni during the Alumni Achievement Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Those accepting the awards are Julie Anderson, ’79, ’96, ’00; Charles D. Cheney, ’69, ’82; Duane Gourneau, ’94; Virginia “Ginny” Blake, ’75, ’86; Rob Stiles, ’70, ’71; Rebecca Trapnell, ’76, ’81; and Mark Searle, ’79.

Julie Anderson is an assistant professor of nursing practice and role development at UND. She earned a doctorate in research methodologies in 2000 from UND and holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in nursing from UND. She resides in Grand Forks. The award is given by the educational foundations and research department.
Charles D. Cheney, superintendent of West Fargo Public Schools, earned a master’s degree in elementary education in 1969 and a Ph.D. in school administration in 1982, both from UND. He has served the West Fargo Public Schools for over 40 years as a teacher, middle school principal, assistant superintendent, and currently as superintendent.
He lives in West Fargo. The award is given by the educational leadership department.

Duane Gourneau is a mental health specialist at the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, part of Indian Health Services. He earned a master’s degree in social work from UND in 1994 and currently lives in Belcourt. The award is given by the social work department.

Virginia “Ginny” Blake, an elementary school counselor for J. Nelson Kelly Elementary School in Grand Forks, received three degrees from UND including a bachelor’s in social work in 1975, a bachelor’s in education in 1986 and a master’s in counseling in 1986. She resides in Grand Forks. The award is given by the counseling department.
Rob Stiles is head coach of the UND men’s golf team and assistant professor of physical education and exercise science at UND. He has coached golf at UND for 20 years. He earned a bachelor’s in physical education in 1970 and a master’s in physical education in 1971, both from UND. He lives in Grand Forks. The award is given by the physical education and exercise science department.

Rebecca Trapnell, a third grade teacher at Century Elementary School, has taught for over 25 years in the Grand Forks Public Schools. She received a bachelor’s in education in 1976 and a master’s in education in 1981, both from UND. She lives in Grand Forks. The award is given by the teaching and learning department.

Mark Searle is vice president and provost at Arizona State University West campus and professor of recreation and tourism in the College of Human Services. He received a master’s degree in recreation and leisure services from UND in 1979. He resides in Phoenix. The award is given by recreation and leisure services, a program within the college.

A keynote address will be given by UND alumna Heidi Heitkamp, former North Dakota attorney general. She is a 1977 graduate and resides in Mandan.


Biology seminar set for Nov. 4

Eric Schauber, assistant professor of biology in the Department of Zoology and the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory at Southern Illinois University, will present a seminar Friday, Nov. 4, in 141 Starcher Hall, from noon to 1 p.m. He will discuss contact rates within and among social groups of white-tailed deer.

Dr. Schauber received his doctorate in ecology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and his master’s in wildlife science from Oregon State University, Corvallis. He has broad ranging research interests that include space-use and epizootiology of white-tailed deer, consequences of plant masting, gypsy moth population dynamics, predicting lyme disease risk, and the ecological role of generalist predators.

– Biology


Physics colloquium set for Friday

The physics department will hold a colloquium Friday, Nov. 4, with Anthony Caruso, NDSU. The title of the lecture is “Using Spin as a Degree of Freedom: An Introduction to Spintronics.”

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.

— Physics


Love According to Luc plays at Burtness

Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Ministry, through a grant written by Kathy Fick (campus minister), was awarded a $10,000 Knutson Foundation Grant to bring, from its 2004 Off-Off Broadway debut, a concert version of the musical Love According to Luc at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Burtness Theatre.

To contextualize the issues in this musical, we are organizing a post-show talk-back with the artists. Luc is produced through the generosities of Kathleen McLennan, chair, theatre arts, and Loren Liepold, technical director, Burtness Theatre.

Love According to Luc was written by Alicia Mathewson, our featured guest. Mathewson designed sound at The Public and The Atlantic Theaters, served as artist-in-residence at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, holds an master of fine arts from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, and studied writing for musical theater at New York University.

Love According to Luc tells the story of Lucretia Crowell, a lesbian seminarian struggling to find her voice in a Christian church that won’t ordain her. At Harvard Divinity School Luc meets Jane, a doctoral student, and falls in love. When she is honest about her lesbian identity, she learns that her loving and supportive church will not ordain her if she is “out.” Mary, her home pastor, advises her to stay closeted while Jane, her new lover, challenges her to speak the truth. For the first time, Luc is faced with defining her own voice and relationship with God, risking the loss of her new love or her lifelong dream to be a pastor.

All tickets are $10. No reserved seating; doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Call Christus Rex at 775-5581 for tickets.

– Mary Cutler, theatre arts, and associate producer, and Kathy Fick campus minister, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Ministry


Retirement 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


Please announce etiquette luncheon to students

Career services will host its 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.

The cost is only $5 per plate. Students must register and pre-pay at 280 McCannel Hall by Tuesday, Nov. 1.

– Career services


Conference 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 or call 746-5794.

– Kathy Peterson, deaf/hard of hearing consultant and sign language interpreter, disability support services


“Ethnomathematics: Finding Mathematics in Cultural Contexts” is next faculty lecture

“Ethnomathematics: Finding Mathematics in Cultural Contexts” is the next talk in the faculty lecture series. Thomas Gilsdorf, professor of mathematics, will give the talk Tuesday, Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. A 4 p.m. reception precedes the lecture.

Thomas Gilsdorf
A Minnesota native, Gilsdorf earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 1981, a master’s in mathematics: computer science from Mankato State University in 1984, and a doctorate in mathematics from Washington State University in 1988. Since he arrived at UND in 1990, Gilsdorf has been a versatile faculty member who has emphasized the liberal arts at the University. For example, he filled in as department chair while Bruce Dearden served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Gilsdorf is an internationally known expert in an abstract area of pure mathematics known as “locally convex vector spaces,” which develops tools to solve partial differential equations. He has collaborated with mathematicians around the world, particularly in Europe and Latin America.

So far his vita contains 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, most with titles such as “Bounded Sets in L(E,F).” But his published scholarship also includes titles such as “Pre-Columbian Native American Number Systems.” It is in the field of ethno-mathematics, especially as it relates to the indigenous tribes of the Americas, that Gilsdorf finds common ground with faculty in a broader set of disciplines than those whom mathematicians typically gravitate toward in their collaborative work.


Farewell open house honors James Shaeffer

Please join us from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Gustafson Hall conference room for a farewell gathering honoring James Shaeffer, associate vice president for outreach services, dean of outreach programs, and UND chief information officer.

Shaeffer joined UND in June 1996 as the associate dean of outreach programs for the Division of Continuing Education. In July 1998, he was named associate vice president of outreach services and dean of outreach programs. In addition to these roles, in 2001, he became the University’s first CIO. His last day is Nov. 10, when he leaves to join his family in Virginia.

– Continuing education


Lecture series marks 100th anniversary of theory of relativity

The physics department will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity with a public lecture series Oct. 11 to Nov. 8. The series is part of The World Year of Physics.

The series will introduce the special and general theories of relativity in four public lectures at 100 Leonard Hall on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. They will be presented by William Schwalm and Timothy Young, both physics.

“One amazing thing about the Theory of Relativity,” Schwalm said, “is that many parts of it are accessible to a person with very little training. To work out some of the interesting consequences requires only a little bit of high school math.”

The final lecture, “Black Holes,” will be held Nov. 8 and covers the creation and anatomy of black holes, gravitational waves, cosmology and the large-scale structure of space and time.

Each lecture will be followed by a session for individuals interested in learning more technical details.

— William Schwalm, professor of physics, 777-3530, and Timothy Young, assistant professor of physics, 777-4709


Global Visions film series continues

Anthropology’s Global Visions film series continues. Information on upcoming films can be found on the anthropology web page at

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 films are feature length and are award-winning films from a variety of international film festivals that include Golden Globe award and nominations for Academy Awards. Movies are shown in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl at 7 p.m. All films are free and open to the public. Films are: Tuesday, Nov. 8, Turtles Can Fly; Tuesday, Nov. 22, The Silence; Tuesday, Dec. 6, The Motorcycle Diaries. – Marcia Mikulak, anthropology.


Student, former soldier will discuss Iraq War

“The War in Iraq: Got Questions?” will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3 to 5 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Jason Lothspeich, a UND student who served in Iraq from February 2004 to February 2005 as a member of the North Dakota National Guard, will present. If you have questions about what is really going on in Iraq, come and learn about the war, the Iraqi culture, one soldier’s experience, and more.

For more information, call Jason Lothspeich at (701) 290-3024 or e-mail

— Veteran services


Talk focuses on Hollywood “weepies”

The English department invites you to hear Brenda Austin-Smith, assistant professor of film studies and English at the University of Manitoba, present “Weeping, Fan Pleasure, and the Hollywood Woman’s Film,” Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in 116 Merrifield Hall.

This talk will present some of the results of an ongoing ethnographic study of fans of the classic Hollywood “woman’s film.” The “woman’s film,” also known as the “weepie” or “tear-jerker,” was a staple of Hollywood production during the Golden Age of the studio and star systems, and is represented by such films as Now, Voyager, Stella Dallas, Madame X, and Imitation of Life. This presentation will discuss various themes emerging from an analysis of fan responses to the emotionalism of these films.

– Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, assistant professor of English and postcolonial studies


Doctoral examinations set for three candidates

The final examination for Yongxin Zhoa, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in engineering, is set for Thursday, Nov. 10, in Room Stevens, Energy and Environmental Research Center. The dissertation title is “Mercury Oxidation by Chlorine-Containing Species and Scrubbing in Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization Systems.” Michael Mann (engineering), is the committee chair.

The final examination for Erich Longie, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is “Factors of Success at Two Tribal Colleges as Perceived by Tribal College Board Members and Presidents.” Larry Klundt (educational leadership) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Xuesong Chen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in physiology, is set for Friday, Nov. 18, in Room 3933, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is “Regulation of the Vascular Smooth Muscle Actin Polymerization: Pathophysiological Implications and Relations to the Portal Hypertensive Conditions.” Joseph Benoit (graduate school) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school


North Dakota Museum of Art to hold live art auction

The North Dakota Museum of Art, the state’s official art museum, will hold its seventh annual Autumn Art Auction Saturday, Nov. 12. This year’s co-chairs are Carolyn and Lin Glimm. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with music by Jazz on Tap, and appetizers donated by the Bronze Boot, Suite 49, 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.

According to Museum Director Laurel Reuter, “people don’t come to the auction looking for bargains but to acquire works to hand down to their grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

All of the work in the auction is personally selected by Reuter. Over the course of several months she visits studios throughout the region. “I am interested not only in selecting work by our best artists but the best piece I can find by each of those artists. This year we have increased the number of works in the auction, and we have extended the price range in both directions. There is a series of paintings by Ian August, a young Canadian painter, that could sell for as little as $50 each. We also have several works in the $5,000 range. These include two outdoor stone garden sculptures by Zoran Mojsilov, an artist slated to have a solo exhibition in the North Dakota Museum of Art next year.

Richard Szeitz, long-time art department chair at Moorhead State University, made a sculpture just for the auction. Titled “Green Family at Home,” the painted steel sculpture could be placed either outdoors or inside, in a private home or in a public space.

Many works in the auction could comfortably fit into a church. Among those are Szeitz’s family sculpture and Vivienne Morgan’s photograph “Cathedral Walk.” Morgan, a native of England, has lived in the Bemidji area for years. “Cathedral Walk” depicts an arbor or allele of trees that Morgan found just outside her country home.

For the first time there is a major painting on canvas by Minot artist Walter Piehl. Previously the artist has entered works on paper in the auction. Other major paintings are Marley Kaul’s Bemidji garden shed being invaded by a stately pair of geese, another painting from Gretchen Bederman’s horse series, an abstract landscape on paper by Fargo artist Marjorie Schlossman, and a seascape by Zhimin Guan of Moorhead. Guan, who grew up five minutes from China’s Yellow Sea. He painted Chicago’s Lake Michigan because it so reminded him of home.

The auction has other strong photographs, including Jim Dow’s “Ladies Resting Lounge, State Capitol, Bismarck.” All ferns and wicker, the photo takes on the serenity of a Shaker interior. Likewise, Vance Gellert has submitted a haunting photographic portrait of Charlotte Lewis, Grand Forks cellist. Gellert is working on an exhibition of portraits of folk artists from Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota so he photographed Lewis as a leaf artist.

Gretchen Kottke’s “After the Storm” was painted the day after Katrina blew through New Orleans. A white row boat floats against a black sea and harbors several figures, any of whom could have lived in medieval times — or today. As always, Kottke has tapped into the timelessness of human experience.

The 48 pieces of art are now on display at the Museum and online at, or may be viewed in the catalog. They will be auctioned by Burton Onofrio, who has run art auctions for 26 years in Rochester, Minn.
He recently retired as attending neurosurgeon at the Mayo Clinic, but art has long been an important part of his world.

Absentee bidding is possible by mail or telephone. Call the Museum at (701) 777-4195 to order tickets ($25 in advance, $30 at the door), receive an auction catalog, or register for absentee bidding. Ticket price includes wine and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:30 pm.

Museum Director Laurel Reuter will preview the works and lead an informal discussion about them and their creators on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The auction is underwritten by High Plains Reader, KVLY and KXJB, Leighton Broadcasting, Merrill Lynch, North Dakota Public Radio, and WDAZ. The exhibition is funded in part by a general operating grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

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 (701) 777-4195 for information on current exhibitions, the Museum Café, or the Museum Gift Shop.

– North Dakota Museum of Art


Web conference focuses on accessible student services

The affirmative action office and disability support services are co-sponsoring a web conference titled, “Best Practices in Developing Accessible Student Services,” Tuesday, Nov. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. To register, contact University Within the University (U2), 777-2128, This event will help any administrator better serve students of all ability levels. This includes both frontline service professionals and those responsible for planning accessible programs. There is no cost to attend.

– Phyllis Vold, affirmative action specialist


English lecture will focus on Lillian Lee’s writing

The English department invites you to hear Colleen Berry, assistant professor of Chinese studies, present “Out of This World: Lillian Lee’s Migrations Through Time, Space, Text and the Body” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in 116 Merrifield Hall.

This talk is an introduction to some of the recurring topics (the otherworldly, classical Chinese fiction, and Japan) in the works of Lillian Lee, a prolific Hong Kong writer popular throughout the Chinese-speaking world. The focus will be on “The Lychee Debt,” a short story that deals with all of these topics.

– Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, assistant professor of English and postcolonial studies


International singing artists will perform

On Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., international singing artists, Cynthia Lawrence, soprano, and Mark Calkins, tenor, will perform an evening of opera and art song in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Lawrence and Calkins appear in leading roles with opera companies throughout North America and Europe. Lawrence, in particular, has sung at the Metropolitan Opera in the roles of Cio-Cio San (Madame Butterfly), Tosca, Dolly (Christopher Sly), and Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus). She also has toured as a guest artist with Luciano Pavarotti. Both artists perform in recital, orchestral appearances and master classes throughout the country. They make their home in Woodbury, Minn.

Ticket prices: general admission, $10; seniors and college students, $5; K-12 students, $1 (only 110 of K-12 tickets remain – must reserve in advance and pay at the door).

For more information, contact the Department of Music office at 777-2644 or visit

— Music


WRRI seeks applications for graduate research fellowships

The North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute has announced its 2006 graduate research fellowship program. NDSU and UND graduate students who are conducting or planning research in water resources areas may apply for fellowships varying from three summer months to a full year in duration. Stipends may range from $800 to $1,400 per month. The fellowship funds must be applied between March 2006 and February 2007.

Projects proposed for fellowship support should relate to water resources research issues in the state or region. Regional, state, or local collaborations or co-funding will strengthen an application. Fellowships have a matching requirement of two non-federal dollars to one federal dollar. Applicants should have a plan of study filed and should have a thesis research topic chosen at the time of applying. Applications need to be prepared in consultation with advisors. Advisors of the applicant should co-sign the applications.

Applications are due in the office of the director by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of faculty members and state water resources research professionals. Announcement of awards will be made by early January.

Consult the ND WRRI web site,, for background on the program, and guidelines for preparation of applications. Applicants and advisors who are new to the program are urged to contact G. Padmanabhan, ND WRRI director, at 1-7043 or

Send applications to Padmanabhan at the N.D. Water Resources Research Institute, NDSU, CIE 201E, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, P.O. Box 5285, Fargo, ND 58105.


Calling cards sought for hurricane survivors

Staff Senate is collecting calling cards for the University of Southern Mississippi/Gulf Coast campus until Nov. 23; collection points are in the Memorial Union, facilities and Twamley Hall, or give calling cards, no checks or cash, to a Staff Senate member. Calling cards are available at UND convenience stores.

– Dennis Stangl (TRIO programs), publicity chair for Staff Senate


Volunteers sought for International Centre Thanksgiving dinner

The international programs office is seeking volunteers to help with the annual Thanksgiving dinner for international students Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day) at 2 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Anyone interested in helping out can contact Neva Hendrickson at 777-6438.

– International programs


FlexComp open enrollment set

The open enrollment period for the FlexComp program for the plan year of Jan. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31, 2006, 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 Nov. 30. No enrollment agreements will be accepted after 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

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

If you misplaced the original enrollment form mailed Oct. 17, you may pick one up at 314 Twamley Hall or print one from the payroll web page located under forms (

If you have any questions call me.

– Roxanne Miller, payroll office FlexComp specialist, at 777-4423


Nominations sought for outstanding individuals to receive honorary degrees

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):

1. The candidate should have had an association with the State of North Dakota. This association may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of education, of service to the state, the Board, or one of the institutions governed by the Board.
2. The candidate must have achieved a level of distinction which would merit comparable recognition in his or her profession or area of excellence.
3. The renown of the candidate should reflect favorably on the Board, the institutions it governs, and the State of North Dakota.

In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion shall be made to any person to be so honored until the State Board of Higher Education has acted on the nomination.

Institutional criteria and standards for the awarding of honorary degrees at the University of North Dakota have been established by the University Senate. It is recommended that the following criteria be used in considering persons for an honorary degree:

1. Achievement of distinction in scholarship, or in comparable professional or creative achievement.
2. Recognized and outstanding service to the nation, to the state, or to the University of North Dakota.
3. Attendance at or graduation from the University of North Dakota, except as the individual is outstanding with reference to the preceding criteria 1 and 2.
4. Non-membership on the faculty of the University of North Dakota.
5. Scholarship specialization in an area in which the University normally grants an earned degree.

1. Nominations may be made by any member of the University Council.
2. Nominations must be accompanied by a factual dossier providing evidence that the nominee meets the criteria and standards established by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above). Factual compilation should include the following, in the order listed:

a. A brief biography
b. A list of scholarly writings, research and publications
c. Description of public service and achievements
d. List of offices and positions held
e. Other factual justifications for consideration

3. The nominee’s scholarship will be evaluated by the departmental faculty in the area of the nominee’s specialization, such evaluation to be a part of the dossier presented to the honorary degrees committee.
4. A nominee will not be informed that he/she is being considered until the nomination has been approved at the SBHE level.
5. The titles of honorary degrees shall be distinct from those of earned degrees at UND.
6. No honorary bachelor’s or master’s degrees will be awarded.
On behalf of the honorary degrees committee, nominations and all supporting materials may be sent to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, 302 Twamley Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations is Monday, Dec. 5.

— Greg Weisenstein, provost


Nominations invited for departmental research award

Nominations for the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, recognizing research, scholarly, and creative productivity, are due at research development and compliance (RD&C) Tuesday, Jan. 3. The winning department will receive a $1,500 award and a plaque at the Founders Day Banquet Feb. 23.

Nominations should include information that will allow the selection committee to judge the quantity and quality of the research, scholarly, and creative activities of the department. At a minimum, such nominations should include a listing of published research or other creative or scholarly activities during 2000-2005. Additional information for those years, such as a brief synopsis of ongoing research activities, the number and type of active sponsored projects, dissertations or other research papers presented by students, performances or scholarly presentations by faculty, etc., should be included if they contribute to the overall picture of a department’s research, scholarly, and creative activities. A statement of support from the dean is required.

To expedite the review process, nine copies of the nomination and supporting documentation should be submitted to RD&C.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. This committee includes the associate vice president for research (chair), the chair of the Senate scholarly activities committee, one faculty member from the Senate scholarly activities committee, three faculty members from the University research council, the chair of the faculty research seed money council, and one member of the faculty research seed money council.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, the departments of chemical engineering, microbiology and immunology, English, atmospheric sciences, biology and neuroscience may not be nominated this year.

For more information, please call research development and compliance at 777-4278.

– Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for research


Nominations/applications invited for faculty research award

Nominations/applications are invited for the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The winner of this award will receive a plaque and a check for $2,000 at the Founders Day Banquet Feb. 23. The following information should be provided:

  1. A listing of publications of significant, original and high-quality research, scholarly, and creative contributions in nationally recognized professional journals that are refereed by peer reviewers and/or a listing of juried competitions and invited performances/exhibitions.
  2. Overall scholarly activities, such as service as a reviewer of research proposals for federal agencies or other funding sources, service as a referee or editor for professional journals, and contributions to training students in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors;
  3. Potential for significant contributions to enhancing the effectiveness of the subject matter taught in the classroom.

Faculty, staff and students may make nominations, and faculty are invited to nominate themselves. Since the committee will not engage in the gathering of documentation, each nomination or application must be accompanied by thorough evidence of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.

Nine copies of each nomination and supporting documentation should be received at research development and compliance (RD&C) no later than Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research. This committee includes the associate vice president for research (chair), the chair of the Senate scholarly activities committee, one faculty member from the Senate scholarly activities committee, three faculty members from the University research council, the chair of the faculty research seed money committee, and one member of the faculty research seed money committee.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, F. Richard Ferraro (2005), Manuchair Ebadi (2004), Jody Rada and Jay Meek (2003), Joyce Coleman and Jeffrey Lang (2002), and Leon Osborne (2001) may not be nominated this year. If further information is desired, please call research development and compliance at 777-4278.

– Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for research


EERC awarded $2.5 million for new hydrogen facility

The Energy & Environmental Research Center was approved for a $2.5 million award from the North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission to build a new facility for the EERC’s National Center for Hydrogen Technology.
The $3 million, 15,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to the development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and is expected to create between 50 and 100 new high-paying technical jobs and attract $50 million in research contracts in the short term.

The EERC submitted a proposal to the newly formed Centers of Excellence Commission in May 2005, the first proposal sent to the commission. The Centers of Excellence application required a two-to-one match of funds from non-state sources, but the EER’s proposal offered a five-to-one match, and over the next five years, it is expected to exceed a 20-to-one match. The award will be matched with $500,000 from the Grand Forks Growth Fund, which is managed by the Grand Forks Job Development Authority.

The EERC was designated the National Center for Hydrogen Technology by the U.S. Department of Energy in November 2004 in recognition of over 50 years of hydrogen research involving fossil fuels and renewable energy. U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan secured initial funding through DOE; that funding has been leveraged by numerous corporate partners, including Air Products and Chemicals, Chippewa Valley Ethanol, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, ePower Synergies, Inc., Hydrogenics Corporation, Ida Tech, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, SGL Carbon, Schunk-INEX, Siemens Energy Systems, and Xcel Energy.

The award will now go through three more levels of approval by the State Board of Higher Education, the North Dakota Department of Commerce Foundation, and the Legislative Budget Section before final disbursement of funds in early December.

Construction on the National Center for Hydrogen Technology facility should begin in spring 2006, with anticipated completion in fall 2006.

– Energy and Environmental Research Center


EERC on track to make zero-emission coal-fired power generation a reality

The Energy & Environmental Research Center has announced major achievements in the development of a zero-emission coal-fired power plant. The EERC is leading a series of programs that together provide the technical basis for a near-zero-emission facility. Such a facility would run more efficiently and exceed current air emission regulations.

“This has been a goal of the EERC’s for over 10 years. We believe a zero-emission system is the future for energy,” said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. “The technical hurdles are behind us, and it is just a matter of time before the system economically becomes reality,” he said. “Our design consists of an entire family of technologies that, when working together, will offer greatly enhanced efficiency, and reduced emissions and contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment.”

In the United States, coal is the largest source of electricity, and will continue to be the largest single source for the foreseeable future. A zero-emission coal-fired power plant includes components that address all major and minor environmental challenges.

Key components of the system include advanced coal utilization technologies to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel use and advanced emission control devices to capture hazardous trace metals such as mercury; dramatically reduce particulate, sulfur oxide (Sox), sulfur trioxide (SO3), and nitrogen oxide Nox); and capture and sequester carbon dioxide (CO2).

The EERC is advancing a suite of clean coal technologies including oxygen-blown combustion and gasification systems. These systems can utilize a variety of coal types to produce electricity more efficiently and can also produce synthetic natural gas and liquid fuels.

By retrofitting power plants with the EERC’s Advanced Hybrid TM, more than 99.99 percent of fine particulates can be captured, resulting in cleaner gas coming out of the facility than the air that went in. It is currently being demonstrated at Otter Tail Power Company’s Big Stone Power Plant in Milbank, S.D., and the Sacci Cement Company in Cagnano, Italy.

The EERC has also worked with numerous companies developing Sox and Nox control technologies. In partnership with two international corporations, the EERC has developed a technology to effectively control SO3 emissions which can be difficult to control in many power plants.

Through the EERC’s Center for Air Toxic Metals® (CATM®) program, the EERC has been proven to be the premier group in the world for developing mercury control technologies. The EERC is working with Babcock & Wilcox Company to advance technologies to control mercury in both combustion and gasification systems.

Another major focus of the EERC’s program is the development of technologies to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The EERC’s Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership, consisting of 44 public and private entities in the central interior of North America, is one of the leading programs selected by the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory to determine the best options to capture and sequester (store in an environmentally sound geologic location) CO2 emissions from the nation’s power plants.

A new technology to recover water from a power plant and conserve scarce water resources will also be included.
Water consumption is one of the most significant challenges facing the energy industry, which is second only to agriculture as the largest user of water in the country. The EERC is working to develop a technology which, when combined with air cooling, could potentially reduce the amount of water consumed in a conventional power plant to near zero.

“Achieving energy security in this country and ensuring the quality of the global environment depends on the commercialization of innovative, clean, energy-efficient technologies to meet the energy demands of the world, and the EERC is committed to providing the necessary strategic solutions,” Groenewold said.

— Energy and Environmental Research Center


Holiday hours listed for Veterans Day

Veterans Day is holiday

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Friday, Nov. 11, will be observed as Veterans Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

– Greg Weisenstein, vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human services

Chester Fritz Library:
The Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for Veterans Day are: Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), noon to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. to midnight.

– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library

Law library:
Veteranss Day hours for the Thormodsgard Law Library are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

– Jane Oakland, Thordmosgard Law Library

Health sciences library:
Library of the Health Sciences Veterans Day hours are: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. to midnight.

– Library of the Health Sciences

Memorial Union:
Veterans Day hours for the Memorial Union are:
Administrative office: Thursday, Nov.10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Athletic ticket office: Thursday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Barber shop: Thursday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Computer labs: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, noon to 2 a.m.
Craft center: Thursday, Nov. 10, noon to 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Credit union: Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Dining center – Terrace: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Food court – Old Main Marketplace: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, noon to 8 p.m.
Great Clips: Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Info center: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, noon to 9 p.m.
Health promotion office: Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Internet Café and pub area: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Lifetime sports center: Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, noon to 11 p.m.
Parking office: Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Post office: Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Service center/copy stop: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, noon to 9 p.m.
Sign and design: Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Stomping Grounds: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Student academic services: Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
U card office: Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
U Turn C Store: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
University learning center: Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, closed.
Building hours: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Regular operating hours resume Sunday, Nov. 13.

– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union


Do not use OfficeMax cards for department purchases

OfficeMax recently sent a mass mailing, including letters and credit cards, about “Your new OfficeMax Corporate Credit Account.” Please destroy all letters and credit cards that your office might have received from OfficeMax. UND departments are no longer allowed to charge purchases at OfficeMax using any card other than the UND Visa.
UND only supports the Visa purchasing card and the UND travel card.

To obtain a Visa purchasing card:

  • Contact Kathie Howes, accounting services, 777-2915.
  • Submit the purchasing card application form (located at, select “Forms”) o accounting services.
  • Attend a required purchasing card training session prior to receiving the card.

— Carl Iseminger, accounting services.


U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for Nov. 21-30. Visit our web site for additional workshops. The winter U2 newsletter containing workshops for December through January will arrive soon. Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail,; or online, 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.

  • Word XP, Beginning: Nov. 21, 22, and 23, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Learn basic features of the program; create a document, edit and format text, format paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards, proof a document, set display and print options, mail merge wizard. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
  • Blood-borne Pathogens: Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, conference room, auxiliary services. Because of the increase in hepatitis and HIV cases in the past decade, it is important that persons who work around potentially infectious materials know how to protect themselves. This workshop will provide information on what blood-borne pathogens are, and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter: Claire Moen.
  • GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II. Students will navigate through the GroupWise environment, create and send messages, reply to and forward messages, use the address book, create a personal address book, create a mail group, work with calendar, schedule posted appointments and recurring events, work with junk mail folder and other mail handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
  • GroupWise 6.5, Intermediate: Nov. 30, 1 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II. Students will work with advanced message options, set mail properties, customize message headers, use web Access interface, create and use rules to automate email responses, and set access rights. Work in depth with junk mail folder and archive feature. Presenter: Heidi Strande.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program


Research opportunities available at Children’s Center

The University Children’s Center advisory committee would like to call faculty attention to research opportunities involving children, parents, and families at UCC. As the Center continues to provide quality care to children, based on the best practices and knowledge that have emerged form studies of early childhood, it is committed to contributing to the continued development of knowledge about children in a variety of fields (such as medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, nutrition, speech and hearing, and literacy) by expanding its support of campus research projects.

Please contact Jo-Anne Yearwood, University Children’s Center director at 777-3947 if you or your graduate and undergraduate students would like to explore any research ideas. Yearwood and the UCC staff have a great deal of experience providing a collaborative environment in which to develop and complete research projects.

– Marci Glessner, teaching and learning


Adult volunteers sought for pesticide study

Adult volunteers are sought for a study on “Occupation Type, Pesticide Exposure, and Neuropsychological Function: The Case for Agricultural Workers,” by Ric Ferraro, psychology.

Purpose: To examine if some occupations (farmers vs. non-farmers) are more risky than others and how pesticide exposure possibly contributes to this increased risk. Farm-related occupations are commonly exposed to various pesticides, yet little is known how this exposure impacts neuropsychological (i.e., thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, memory) performance. This performance may be worse in those who are at a higher risk for pesticide exposure. Also, the aging process may increase as a result of this exposure risk. Thus, participants across a wide age range (35 to 74 years of age) will be tested.

Participants: Farmers will be defined as those with a documented history of an occupation that involves chronic pesticide exposure (e.g., farmer, farm worker, agricultural/livestock/grain farmer, aerial pesticide applicator). Members of this group will also have performed farm or farm-related work for one week in the previous month. Chronic pesticide exposure will be defined as three consecutive workdays and exposure cannot be the result of accidents, safety violations, or weather. Non-farmers will be defined as those who have never performed farm work and have an occupation that is not related to farming (e.g., nurse, secretary, school teacher). A total of 25 to 30 farmers and 25 to 30 non-farmers are needed for this initial study, and all must be between the ages of 35 to 74, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and must also be able to transport themselves to the psychology building, Corwin-Larimore Hall. Each participant will receive $50 for their time and effort and the entire experiment will last approximately one hour. Each participate will receive a random subject number, and all analyses will be at a group level rather than at the individual level as a way to increase confidentiality.

Testing: Participants will read and sign a consent form, followed by a series of paper and pencil tests of neuropsychological functioning (background questionnaire, mood scale, anxiety scale, vocabulary test, mini-mental status examination, digit symbol, Boston naming test, and immediate/delayed logical memory). Participants will also fill out a pesticide exposure questionnaire and will be required to supply a urine sample. With the assistance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, Ga., the urine sample will be analyzed for metabolites of herbicides (including 2, 4 D), organophosphorus pesticides (including chlorpyrifos), and the pyrethroid insecticides, and will also pick up the most commonly used agricultural pesticides.

Importance: The paper and pencil data will be correlated with the pesticide exposure and urine data to see if, as mentioned earlier, occupations that result in pesticide exposure are related to worse neuropsychological test performance and if this exposure results in what could be termed premature aging. The farm and non-farm groups will be compared using statistical analysis.

To volunteer, contact me.

– Ric Ferraro, psychology, (701) 777-2414;


MCAT review course offered

Students interested in applying to medical school may want to participate in an MCAT review course Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Jan. 10 to April 11. For more information, call certificate programs at 777-4269, or register online at

— Becky Rude, continuing education


Donated leave requested for Phyllis Trelfa

Annual leave donations are sought for Phyllis Trelfa, administrative secretary, School of Law, to care for a family member. She and her family thank you for your generosity.

Please send a donated sick leave form to Marsha Brossart (law), Box 9003, if you are interested in donating leave.

For a form, go to, then click on forms.

– Marsha Brossart, School of Law


Beware of vandalism

The University area and the city of Grand Forks have experienced a recent spree of vandalism to motor vehicles. The incidents reported to the University Police Department have doubled over the past year.

This damage is occurring in all lots and on city streets. Please do not leave valuables lying in view in your vehicle. We all need to be aware of activities in the lots while walking to and from our vehicles. Should something suspicious be observed, please call the University Police Department at 777-3491.

– University Police


Police issue campus fraud watch

UND police have issued a fraud alert. If you are withdrawing money or sending money for any of the following reasons:

  • You have been notified that you have won a lottery or sweepstakes (Canadian, Irish, Spanish, etc.) and they need you to send some money for “processing fees” before you can claim your prize.
  • Someone has purchased something from you on the Internet and they are paying you a cashier’s check in a larger amount than the purchase price. You are to send them the difference by Western Union.
  • You have received a letter or e-mail that you have been selected to help someone move some money out of a foreign account (usually somewhere in Africa and usually it concerns money from oil exploration) and they need all your checking account information as well as you paying some “transfer fees.”
  • Someone that you have been corresponding with on the Internet (usually Nigeria) wants you to cash some money orders for them, that they can’t cash where they are at, and send them the money by Western Union.

Do not send anyone money! The people responsible for these frauds reside in foreign countries and there is little or nothing that law enforcement can do to get your money back. Any funds sent in this manner are lost.

– UND police


Items by Sarandi River Knitters at the Museum shop

The Museum Shop at the North Dakota Museum of Art, located on Centennial Drive, has Sarandi River Knitters sweaters and accessories.

The Sarandi is a small river in the plains of southern Uruguay that flows between the seaside towns of La Floresta and Costa Azul just before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. The women who have knitted these sweaters, scarves, hats, and mittens live in these towns or further upstream in the surrounding countryside.

Some of the artists have been knitting since they were six years old. Some have had long careers as professional knitters, producing clothing for export and for their families; others began knitting when they joined the Sarandi Knitters group. Typically, knitters learned from their mothers, and the group even includes some mother-daughter-granddaughter links. All take great care in what they make. The wool also was grown and spun in Uruguay, some of it by hand.

The North Dakota Museum of Art would like to thank Elizabeth Hampsten and Barbara Hauser for giving us this opportunity.

The Museum Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. For more information please call 777-4195.

– North Dakota Museum of Art


Children’s Center offers full-time child care

The University Children’s Center, which is located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, offers child care for children ages 2-5. Children are cared for in small groups by teachers with degrees in early childhood education or a related field. A day at the University Children’s Center includes a USDA approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice of rest or nap time, planned large and small group activities, and opportunities to play outdoors. Parents are always welcome to join their children for part of the day.

Student Rates
Full Day
Half Day
Head Start Children Arriving @ UCC at 11:30 am


Faculty, Staff and Greater
Grand Forks Community
Full Day
Half Day
Head Start Children Arriving @ UCC at 11:30 am
Academic year registration fee
Summer registration fee

The University Apartment Resident (UAR) discount of $2 per day or half-day still applies.
For additional care (hourly rate) $4

For additional information, please call 777-3947. You may also visit the UCC web site at

— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University Children’s Center


Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory study

In collaboration with James Penland of the Grand Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and Patricia Moulton of the UND Center for Rural Health, we are recruiting younger adults, age 21 to 35, and older adults, age 60 to 80, to participate in a study of the effects of nutritional status on age differences in memory performance. The study takes about three hours to complete. The testing will occur at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks. You will be paid $25 for your participation.

Your scores will be completely confidential and will not be associated with your name; you will be given a subject number and your name will not be used. Participation will be limited to those without any previous history of a stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. If you are interested in scheduling a time to participate or in finding out more about the study, please call Brian VanFossen at 777-9925. – Tom Petros, professor of psychology.


Remembering J. Carleton Green

J. (Justus) Carleton Green, 92, son of George and Nelly (Spencer) Green, died Oct. 23, 2005, in Valley Eldercare where he had resided since September 2000.

He was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Wichita, Kan. He attended schools in Minnesota, Tulsa, Okla., and Arkansas, graduating from high school in Siloam Springs, Ark. He was a student for a year at Illinois Wesleyan University but later earned his B.A. degree from the University of Southern California. He then enrolled in the School of Theology at Boston University, receiving his clergy ordination in December 1942. He was accepted in the Navy for chaplain training in Williamsburg, Va.

He met another student, Pauline Trezona, in Boston, and they were married in June 1943 in Mt. Vernona, Iowa, by her stepfather, minister of the Methodist church there. He was assigned to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a year, followed by service aboard an attack transport ship in the South Pacific until the end of World War II in November 1945. As a member of the California-Pacific Methodist Conference, he was then assigned to the church in Santa Maria, Calif. In 1949, he returned to Boston University for graduate study. After earning his doctorate, he taught at Morningside College in Iowa before moving to Wesley College in Grand Forks in 1957, where he was a teacher and Methodist student director. After Wesley College merged with the University of Nroth Dakota, he was an associate professor of religion. He also taught the correspondence courses in religion for continuing education from 1957 until his illness in 2000, a total of 43 years.

His church pastoring began in seminary with a student church in Woods Hole, Mass.

During his five years of graduate study, he was pastor of the Yoke Parish churches of Larimore, Arvilla and Emerado from 1970-77. He then became associate pastor at Wesley United Methodist Church in Grand Forks from 1978 to 1980. He retired at the Dakota Methodist Conference in June of 1980. As an active member of the conference, he served on various boards and committees: Board of Education, Human Potential, and Wesley Center Board. He always enjoyed Sunday supply preaching in many Protestant churches in communities in eastern North Dakota, including several months for some – Thompson, Aneta, Langdon, and Devils Lake Presbyterian.

He was a special friend of children and young people. Activities in the Grand Forks community included a term as chair of the Grand Forks Ministerial Association, chair of the board of the Grand Forks Mission and of the Golden Kiwanis group.

He and Pauline observed their 62nd wedding anniversary in June 2005.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Janet Jones (Bill) of Eyota, Minn., and Susan Stoa, Grand Forks; and two grandsons, Chad R. Goetz and Craig P. Goetz, of Phoenix, Ariz.

His parents, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.

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