42, Number 13: November 19, 2004
Center on Native American Aging receives funding
Volunteers needed for winter commencement
|EVENTS TO NOTE
set for Nov. 18
AFLAC representatives will visit campus
Accounting Learning Center dedication is
LEEPS lectures set for Nov. 19
Tammy Hensrud will give master voice class,
judge Met Opera auditions
Biology hosts seminar
Connect “U” sessions discuss
PeopleSoft each Tuesday
Lotus Center spotlights “Cultivating
Music holds ExtravaBANDza, holiday pops
Graduate committee will not meet Monday
Mathematics hosts colloquium
PAC-W sponsors new series; first subject
PeopleSoft navigation tutorial offered
Doctoral examinations set for five candidates
International programs sponsors Thanksgiving
meal for international students
Arabic alphabet spotlighted by Michael
Beard Nov. 30
U2 lists workshops
Hoelscher and Swanson concert to benefit
Dru Sjodin memorial scholarship fund
Teleconference will focus on helping first-year
Retired faculty, staff invited to open
Seminar will consider Doppler radar wind
MCAT review course held
Fly to Alaska for hockey game
Mark your calendar: Scholarly Forum set
for Feb. 22-24
|Higher ed board
Cultural awareness committee awards mini
Division of Research reorganized; note
department name changes
Thanksgiving Day holiday hours listed
Major Library of Congress exhibition comes
FlexComp deadline is Nov. 30
Honorary degree nominations sought
Invite students to take CORE alcohol and
drug online survey
Departments invited to take part in “Operation
Nominations sought for outstanding advisors
New version of McAfee anti-virus software
Office Max purchases must be made with
purchasing card after Dec. 1
Nominations sought for Athena award
TRIO sponsors giving tree for families
Ray Richards Golf Course offers Christmas
Surplus items available for departmental
Denim Day is last Wednesday of the month
Studio One lists features
Campus walking trail maps available
October grant recipients listed
Applications sought for Fulbright programs
Nominations invited for departmental
invited for faculty research award
faculty scholar applications due Feb. 15
Resource Center on Native American Aging receives
The National Resource Center on Native American
Aging (NRCNAA) at the University has received
continued funding from the Administration on Aging
(AoA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
UND, which has been designated by the AoA as the
only National Resource Center on Native American
Aging, received $345,000 recently to fund the
NRCNAA for another year.
In a joint statement, North Dakota’s federal
congressional delegation, which was instrumental
in securing the funding, said, “The research
by the University of North Dakota’s National
Resource Center on Native American Aging is critically
important. The Center provides vital information
to tribes and helps guide them in their long-term
planning and development as they meet the health
care needs of their elders. This designation by
the Administration on Aging is a vote of confidence
by the federal government in the Center’s
work and the value of its research and training.”
Administered through the Center for Rural Health
(CRH) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
the NRCNAA works with the AoA to develop practices
that make it easier for all older American Indians
to access an integrated array of health and long-term
care services, to stay active and healthy, and
to support their families’ efforts to care
for loved ones at home and in the community.
“The most important thing we are doing,”
said Alan Allery, director of the NRCNAA, “is
the National Needs Assessment of Native American
Elders. This renewal allows us to focus on the
second round of the assessment.” Through
the needs assessment, the NRCNAA has surveyed
the health status of more than 11,000 American
Indian elders nationwide. Data collected is sent
back to the tribes so that it can be used to secure
funding for the care of their elderly.
“The data assists tribes with planning their
long-term care services such as health literacy,
health promotion, nursing home care, respite care
and assisted living,” Allery said. —
Center for Rural Health.
needed for winter commencement Dec. 17
Please consider serving as a
“green vest volunteer” at winter
commencement Friday, Dec. 17, at the Chester
Fritz Auditorium. Volunteers seat guests, help
organize our graduates, and greet campus visitors
who attend the ceremony.
Commencement begins at 2 p.m. and all volunteers
are asked to report to the lower level of the
Chester Fritz Auditorium by 12:30 p.m. for a
short briefing and to receive assignments. We
anticipate that commencement will conclude by
approximately 3:30 p.m.
Please contact the office of ceremonies and
special events in the vice president for student
and outreach services office at 777-2724 or
e-mail email@example.com by Monday,
Dec. 13, to let us know if you will be able
to participate. Please feel free to call if
you have any questions. — Fred Wittmann,
office of the vice president, student and outreach
reception set for Nov. 18
Overlanders,” a suite
of 10 prints by visiting artists at the University
from 2001 to 2004 is on exhibit through Friday,
Nov. 19, at Col. Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery,
Hughes Fine Arts Center. A reception for the
artists will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, from
4:30 to 6 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. For
more information, call 777-2257 – Art
representatives will visit campus
Local AFLAC representatives
will host a 30-minute informational briefing
to provide an overview of the options available.
It is set for Thursday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. in
the Memorial Room of the Union. Employees need
to make arrangements with their supervisors
to attend these meetings on their own time.
Individual one-on-one follow up meetings will
be at the Memorial Union in the Agassiz Room
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to noon and Monday,
Nov. 29, 1 to 4:30 p.m. by appointment.
AFLAC offers a variety of voluntary benefits
to UND employees via payroll deduction. Your
eligibility to participate in these benefits
is offered during the open enrollment period,
which ends prior to Nov. 30 for participation
in our FlexComp plan.
Through group participation, you will be eligible
for savings up to 20 to 40 percent over direct
rates and be offered coverage options not offered
on a direct basis. In addition, many of AFLAC
products are eligible for pre-tax savings via
the FlexComp plan, which allows you to save
about 25 percent more on your coverage.
AFLAC offers a variety of supplemental insurance
products tailored to your needs, including:
dental, short-term disability, cancer, intensive
care and life, hospital indemnity, personal
sickness, personal recovery plus, long term
care, and accident.
You may contact AFLAC Representative Lyle Beiswenger
by phone at (701) 738-0213 or e-mail him at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further
questions or if you are interested in the coverage,
but unable to attend a briefing. – Pat
Hanson, director of payroll.
Learning Center dedication is Friday
Partners and employees of Eide
Bailly LLP gifted $75,000 through the UND Foundation
to fund the development of the Eide Bailly Accounting
Learning Center within the College of Business
and Public Administration. In celebration of this
gift, there will be a dedication of the Learning
Center at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in 240 Gamble
Hall. A reception will follow at the J. Lloyd
Stone Alumni Center. Speakers will include President
Charles Kupchella; Tim O’Keefe, executive
vice president, UND Foundation; and Dean Dennis
Elbert, College of Business and Public Administration.
The gift supports students, faculty and staff
in the accounting department by providing a first-class
learning facility for education growth and exposure
to the corporate environment.
Starting out as a simple request, partners of
Eide Bailly soon found other staff interested
in giving. In fact, a challenge erupted and the
goal was met in only one year. Employees of Eide
Bailly have a strong tie to the University of
North Dakota; many are proud accounting alumni.
The accountancy department works to provide students
with the best, most ethical and well-rounded education
possible. It is with this in mind that the partnership
between Eide Bailly and the UND Department of
Accountancy will develop the skills and work ethics
for future generations using the Eide Bailly Accounting
lectures set for Nov. 19
Gregg F. Gunnell from the University
of Michigan will present the next LEEPS lectures
Friday, Nov. 19. At noon he will present “Fossil
Evidence for the Origin of Bats,” in 100
Leonard Hall. “Why We Should Care About
the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary-Perspectives from
Mammalian Paleontology,” will be at 3 p.m.
in 109 Leonard Hall.
The geology and geological engineering Leading
Edge of Earth and Planetary Science (LEEPS) lecture
program brings nationally and internationally
known scientists and others to UND to give talks
on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures
cover a wide range of topics, including academic
science, applied engineering, and environmental
issues of current significance.
For more information, contact Joseph Hartman at
777-5055. – Geology and geology engineering.
Hensrud will give master voice class, judge Met
Tammy Hensrud, a well-known UND
alum, will give a voice master class for selected
music students Friday, Nov. 19, at 2:30 p.m. in
the Choir Room of the Hughes Fine Arts Center.
Hensrud has been a frequent performer on the opera
stages of Europe and the famed Metropolitan Opera
in New York. She will also serve as the lead judge
for the North Dakota district Metropolitan Opera
auditions Saturday, Nov. 20. Following the district
auditions, Ms. Hensrud will give a master class
for the participants. The public is welcome. –
Royce Blackburn, music.
The biology department will host
a seminar Friday, Nov. 19, at noon in 141 Starcher
Hall. John Bruggink will present “Perspectives
on American Woodcock Harvest Management: Challenges
in Managing a Nearly Invisible Species.”
Dr. Bruggink is an associate professor of biology
at Northern Michigan University who is interested
in wildlife ecology and management. His current
research involves the ecology and conservation
of the American woodcock (Scolopax minor). –
“U” sessions discuss PeopleSoft each
Connect “U” ND weekly
information sessions will be held Tuesdays at
9 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. At
each session, presenters will discuss preparation
for and the upcoming implementation of ConnectND.
Center spotlights “Cultivating Gratitude”
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908
University Ave., will host “Cultivating
Gratitude for Teachers and Parents” from
3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. Tea will be served
after the program. The free talk will be given
by Patrick Anderson, a former Buddhist monk in
the Theravada Thai Forest Tradition.
Contact Lora at (701) 787-8839 or Patrick at (701)
746-6255 for more information. – Lotus Meditation
holds ExtravaBANDza, holiday pops concerts
The music department will present
ExtravaBANDza at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in
the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The concert will
feature the UND Wind Ensemble, the 12 O'clock
Jazz Band, and The Pride of the North marching
On Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chester
Fritz Auditorium, the department will hold a Holiday
“Pops” concert featuring the University
Band, Varsity Bards, UND Women's Choir, and the
1 O'clock Jazz Band. Tickets are $5 for general
admission, $2 for students and seniors, and $10
for families. -- Music.
committee will not meet Monday
The graduate committee will not
meet Monday, Nov. 22, but will meet Monday, Nov.
29. — Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Jessie Campbell of Iowa State
University will give a mathematics colloquium
on “LMAS: The Key to Enumerating 2-Spheres
Over the Edit Metric.” The talk will be
Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in 309 Witmer Hall.
Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in 325 Witmer
Hall. Everyone is welcome. – Tom Gilsdorf,
sponsors new series; first subject is mentoring
The President’s Advisory
Council on Women (PAC-W) is pleased to announce
“Camaraderie and Connections.” The
first gathering in this series will focus on mentoring
and will be held in the Christus Rex Lounge, 4:30
to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23. The event is free
and all faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate
students are encouraged to attend. Here is a chance
to relax and relate with others as well as enjoy
refreshments and pick up information and/or share
your skills in relation to mentoring. If you have
questions or are interested in becoming a member
of PAC-W and advocating for equity, please submit
your contact information and a brief written statement
explaining your interest to any of the PAC-W members
or Wendelin Hume at Box 7013. Appointments are
typically for three years and subject to the approval
of the president. To find out more about PAC-W
visit our web site at http://www.und.edu/org/pacw/.
— Wendelin Hume (criminal justice/women
studies), chair, PAC-W.
navigation tutorial offered
A PeopleSoft navigation tutorial (limited
seating) U2 workshop will be held Wednesday, Nov. 24,
from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in 361 Upson II. This will be an
instructor-led walk-through of the tutorial. You can
follow along hands-on or just observe. After the walk-through
there will be time for questions and answers as well
as another run-through on your own if you desire. Presenters:
Rose Keeley and Maria Saucedo. 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 seats.
– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
examinations set for five candidates
The final examination for Xiaohong Yan,
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in anatomy
and cell biology, is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
24, in the Frank Low Conference Room B-710, School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title
is “Gravin Targets PKA RII to Subcellular Sites
in Cultured Cells.” Bryon Grove (anatomy and cell
biology) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Melissa Brotton, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in English, is set
for noon Monday, Nov. 29, in Room 20, Montgomery Hall.
The dissertation title is “Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s
Juvenilia and Children’s Culture in Georgian England:
An Introduction to ‘Julia or Virtue.’”
Sandra Donaldson (English) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Michael F. Cogan, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning:
research methodologies, is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 29, in Room 104, Education building. The dissertation
title is “Undergraduate Academic Success During
the Semester of Reinstatement Following Academic Dismissal.”
Richard Landry (educational foundations and research)
is the committee chair.
The final examination for Eduardo Hernandez-Pacheco,
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in engineering,
is set for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in 166 Upson
I. The dissertation title is “Electro-Thermal
Model for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.” Michael Mann
(chemical engineering) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Lori A. Swinney, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning:
higher education, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec.
2, in Room 104 Education building. The dissertation
title is “Why Faculty Use a Course Management
System (Blackboard) to Supplement Teaching a Traditional
Undergraduate Course.” Kathleen Gershman (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit,
dean, graduate school.
programs sponsors Thanksgiving meal for international
On Thursday, Nov. 25, the Office of
International Programs will sponsor a traditional Thanksgiving
dinner for our UND international students, faculty and
families. We are in need of volunteers to help serve
the meal at the International Centre. The meal will
be prepared and ready to be served. So, if you are able
to give a couple hours of your time on Thanksgiving
Day (usually from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) please contact
Mindy at the International Centre (777-6438; email@example.com).
Thank you. – Raymond Lagasse, director, international
alphabet spotlighted by Michael Beard Nov. 30
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor
of English Michael Beard will take an in-depth look
at the esthetics of the Arabic alphabet Tuesday, Nov.
30, for the faculty lecture series.
The Tuesday talk will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union, with a reception to be held outside
the Lecture Bowl starting at 4 p.m. Both the talk and
the reception are free and open to the public.
is for Soraya,” the title of the lecture, refers
to the Arabic letter “Tha,” which is the
first letter of the common, female Arabic name “Soraya.”
Here, the “S” in “Soraya” is
pronounced like the sound of the English letters “th.”
“Soraya” is also the name of a star cluster
known in English as the Pleiades near the constellation
Taurus, which is called al-Thawr in Arabic.
Beard argues that the Roman alphabet is used more as
a transparent medium between utterance and reader; in
the languages of the Arabic alphabet the visual realm
is more fluid. Traditionally when writing in Arabic,
certain shapes are used that reflect the content of
what the writer is writing about.
The lecture will be derived from a book Beard is writing
about the esthetics of the Arabic alphabet as it is
used in Arabic, Persian and Urdu. It is an esthetic
system developed particularly in Ottoman Turkish before
the Turkish transition to the Roman alphabet that we
are familiar with in English. “There will be one
chapter on each of the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet,”
explained Beard. In the book and at the lecture, he
will look at the word origin and the evolution of languages,
along with the narrative that goes along with written
Beard has been involved with the Islamic world through
much of his career. His first experience in the Middle
East occurred when he joined the Peace Corps. He was
involved as co-editor with the biannual journal Edebiyat:
A Journal of Middle Eastern and Comparative Literatures,
which has since merged with the sister journal, Middle
Eastern Literatures. Beard also wrote a book on Egyptian
novelist and 1988 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Naguib
Mahfouz, titled, Naguib Mahfouz: From Regional Fame
to Global Recognition.
Beard’s work on the Middle East made a strong
impact on him. “I’ve been guided by a conviction
that we need to be aware of the Middle Eastern cultures
as cultures before we think of them politically . .
. I want to write something which forces the reader’s
attention to something pre-political,” Beard said.
A Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English and
an adjunct professor of peace studies, Beard has been
on the faculty since 1979. He finds the mission of UND
to be very “student-centered and student-friendly,”
and says that UND’s values reflecting this mission
go beyond the norm of other schools. Beard summed, “Any
institution where you can have an impact and make a
contribution is important to me.”
Below are U2 workshops for Dec. 6 through
Dec. 15. Visit our web site for additional workshops
in December, January and February. 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 seats.
Word XP, Beginning: Dec. 6, 8, and
10, 9 a.m. to noon, 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, and mail merge wizard. Presenter:
Defensive Driving: Dec. 6, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky
Tech Incubator (formerly Rural Technology Center). 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: Jason
GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: Dec. 7, 1
to 3 p.m., 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: Maria Saucedo.
A Season for Safety, The Christmas Holidays:
Dec. 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union.
Included in this class will be safety involving Christmas
trees, lights, and holiday decorations. Other issues
related to assuring that your family has a safe and
merry Christmas will be covered. Presenters: Mike Powers
and Jason Uhlir.
GroupWise 6.5, Intermediate: Dec. 9,
1 to 3 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 e-mail responses, and set access rights.
Work in depth with junk mail folder and archive feature.
Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Duplicating Procedures: Dec. 15, 1:30
to 2:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Services
offered at duplicating services, including the process
of online job submission and how to create PDF’s.
Presenters: Shawn Leake and Sherry Metzger. —
Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
and Swanson concert to benefit Dru Sjodin memorial scholarship
Christmas Eve Will Find Me is the theme
of a free concert performed by vocalist Scott Hoelscher
and pianist Ashley Swanson at the Chester Fritz Auditorium
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. Hoelscher, an aviation
student and native of Lincoln, Neb., and Swanson, a
communications major from Washburn, N.D., will donate
a portion of the CD sales to the Dru Sjodin Memorial
Scholarship Fund. The Sweet Adelines and the Crosstown
Merger are special guests who will assist in the Christmas
The concert is free and open to the public. –
Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
will focus on helping first-year students succeed
The Policy Center on the First Year
of College and the National Resource Center for The
First-Year Experience and Students in Transition are
sponsoring a national live and interactive teleconference
titled “Shaping the Future: Aspiration, Assessment,
Action!” The model described and discussed can
aid all institutions in measuring and evaluating their
achievements, confirm what they are doing well, and
help in developing plans for campus improvements. Anyone
who is concerned about the learning and success of first-year
undergraduate students is the primary target audience
for this teleconference. Panel members include: Betsy
Barefoot, John Gardner, Stephen Schwartz, Randy Swing,
and Patrick Terenzini. The teleconference will take
place Thursday, Dec. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Lecture
Bowl of the Memorial Union. Plan to join us and bring
a colleague. – Lisa Burger, student academic services.
faculty, staff invited to open house
The Alumni Association and Foundation
invites all retired faculty and staff to a holiday open
house Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the J. Lloyd
Stone Alumni Center. Call 777-4078 to RSVP by Dec. 10.
– Erinn Hakstol, special events coordinator, Alumni
Association and Foundation.
will consider Doppler radar wind profilers
Kenneth S. Gage, NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory
from Boulder, Colo., will present a seminar on “Profiling
the Atmosphere with Doppler Radar Wind Profilers: A
Survey of Some Recent Developments,” Friday, Nov.
19, at 3:45 p.m. in 111 Ryan Hall.
For the past 25 years Doppler radar wind profilers have
been used as research tools for a variety of atmospheric
science applications. During this period radar profilers
have become widely used in many integrated observing
systems in field campaigns and for routine operations.
Several countries have implemented networks of profilers
for routine meteorological observations in support of
weather forecasting. In this seminar, Gage will provide
an overview of the development of radar profiling and
highlight some of its applications in research and operations.
He will present examples of the use of profilers in
dynamics and precipitation research and their impact
in forecast models.
This seminar, part of the atmospheric sciences seminar
series, is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff,
and students are encouraged to attend. – Atmospheric
review course held
A Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
will be held on campus Tuesday and Thursday evenings,
7 to 9 p.m. The course begins Jan. 11 and continues
through April 16. Register online at www.conted.und.edu/certificates/mcat.
Call continuing education with questions at 777-4269.
– Becky Rude, continuing education.
to Alaska for hockey game
Join the Fighting Sioux hockey team
in Alaska Feb. 16-19.
The UND hockey staff has put together a charter to Anchorage;
here are the details:
-- Roundtrip airfare, hockey tickets to both games and
transportation to and from the airport, hotel and hockey
games for $650. The flight leaves around 6 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 16, from Minneapolis and picks up the team and
Grand Forks guests at around 8 p.m. Arrive in Anchorage
around 10:30 p.m. The plane will return after the game
on Saturday, Feb. 19. You may fly from Minneapolis or
Grand Forks. The plan will originate in Minneapolis
and then pick people up in Grand Forks – board
on the plane wherever it’s most convenient for
-- Hotel block reservations have been made at the hotel
with the team. Up to four people can stay for $80 per
room each at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel in downtown
-- Please call Cheryl Gilbertson in the UND hockey office
at 777-3103 or e-mail her at CherylGilbertson@mail.und.nodak.edu
by Dec. 1. The charter needs to be almost full by this
date or it may be cancelled. – Alumni Association.
your calendar: Scholarly Forum set for Feb. 22-24
The graduate school Scholarly Forum
is scheduled for Feb. 22-24. The Department of Theatre
Arts will present “Metamorphoses,” a play
by Mary Zimmerman during this event. As always, the
event will feature open communications and research
presentations. The keynote speaker, hosted by the Department
of Microbiology and Immunology, is Stan Maloy, professor
at San Diego State University (http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/maloy.html).
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
ed board actions listed
The State Board of Higher Education
met Sept. 16 on the campus of Lake Region State
College, Devils Lake. Following is a synopsis
of items of interest to the general University.
The full report may be viewed at www.ndus.edu.
Board President Bruce Christianson reported
that a request for $150,000 was submitted to
the emergency commission for the additional
costs associated with the delay in the ConnectND
project. The commission met at the end of September.
He further reported that he and Chancellor Potts
met with the governor and discussed NDUS priorities
focused on core functions and economic enhancements
among other issues. The budgets submitted to
the governor were discussed at length.
Draft objectives for 2004-2005 were approved.
-- Develop and carry out a legislative agenda
(including and with emphasis on long-term finance
plan, maintaining the Roundtable concept of
flexibility with accountability, and economic
development centers of excellence).
-- Streamline system procedures/operations (i.e.,
recommend where NDUS office and board procedures
and operations can be streamlined to improve
service to campuses, continue and increase board
efficiency and reduce system time-demands on
board, presidents and staff members).
-- Implement state-wide needs assessment initiative,
including serving the needs of career and technical
programs across the state and addressing the
issue of “soft skills” emphasized
by the Roundtable.
-- Complete the development and implementation
of a statewide internship program in cooperation
with the governor’s office and other state
-- Complete campus mission clarification and
refine program approval process.
-- Develop and implement incentives for collaboration
-- Sustain the momentum of the Roundtable with
special focus on private sector involvement
and continued ownership.
-- Ensure successful and timely implementation
of ConnectND at all campuses.
-- Update and implement NDUS communications
Board Policy Manual Revisions
Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Michel Hillman presented SBHE Policy 402.1.1
– Admission Policies-Standardized Test
Scores. A written essay component will be implemented
as an optional component of the ACT and a required
component of the SAT. The academic affairs council
discussed this change extensively since it involves
an additional cost to the student but reached
consensus that it was important to require the
writing component. The writing test will assist
in evaluation of applicants, advising and counseling
applicants and students, tracking student progress,
evaluating admissions requirements, and other
tasks. The academic affairs council and the
chancellor’s cabinet were to further review
and discuss the change to the Policy before
the November board meeting. Dr. Hillman suggested
this issue be discussed at the joint boards
meeting this fall.
The board approved sale and consumption of alcoholic
beverages in the UND Ralph Engelstad Arena and
in a proposed restaurant on the Bronson Property.
The board approved the request by NDSU to lease
land to the NDSU Foundation and to seek legislative
authorization for the NDSU Foundation to finance
and construct a new College of Business building.
The following consent agenda items were approved.
-- Establish a Center for Community Engagement
-- Authorized UND to seek funding for a new
space studies observatory.
-- Authorized UND to accept a gift of real property
from the Fellows of the University. The parcel
is described as a single property, comprising
approximately 160 acres (one full quarter section)
of farmland located three miles east of Emerado,
-- Increased spending authorization for UND
to re-side the Gallery Apartments. Estimated
cost: $251,000 which includes all construction
costs, fees, and owner costs for inspections
and project coordination. Source of funds: current
housing reserves budgeted for plant improvements.
-- Authorized UND to accept a gift of real property
from the Fellows of the University. The property
is described as a single residential lot with
a street address of 516 Hamline St. and recorded
as Lot 13 of Block 5, University Place, Grand
awareness committee awards mini grants
The cultural awareness committee
(CAC) is committed to increase everyone’s
awareness of and sensitivity to diversity, which
contributes to the strength of our campus community.
CAC seeks to eliminate prejudice, stereotypes,
racism, ethnocentrism, misunderstanding, and lack
of understanding concerning the many cultural
groups at UND by bringing diverse people together
in positive situations. CAC is pleased to announce
to departments the availability of mini grants
in the amount of $250 to promote cultural awareness
and sensitivity throughout the campus community.
Applications can be obtained by contacting American
Indian Student Services, 777-4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Leigh Jeanotte, American Indian Student
Day holiday hours listed
Thanksgiving Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education
directives, Thursday, Nov. 25, will be observed
as Thanksgiving 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. – Martha Potvin,
interim vice president for academic affairs
and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human
Chester Fritz Library:
Chester Fritz Library hours over the Thanksgiving
holiday are: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving), closed;
Friday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
Nov. 27, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 28, 1 p.m.
to midnight. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz
Health sciences library:
The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences
holiday hours for Thanksgiving are: Wednesday,
Nov. 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Nov.
25, closed; Friday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, Nov. 27, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov.
28, 1 p.m. to midnight. – April Byars,
health sciences library.
The Memorial Union and all its facilities will
be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day),
and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27-28. Hours for
Wednesday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 26, are:
Administrative offices: Wednesday, Nov. 24,
8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Athletic ticket office: Wednesday, Nov. 24,
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, closed.
Barber shop: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, closed.
Computer labs: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.
to 5:45 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 4
Craft center: Wednesday, Nov. 24, noon to 5
p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, closed.
Credit union: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Terrace dining center: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7
a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, closed.
Food court/Old Main Market Place: Wednesday,
Nov. 24, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26,
Health promotions office: Wednesday, Nov. 24,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Internet Café and Pub area: Wednesday,
Nov. 24, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lifetime Sports Center: Wednesday, Nov. 24,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
U card office: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to
3 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, closed.
Parking office: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Post office: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stomping Grounds: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student academic services: Wednesday, Nov. 24,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
U Snack C-Store: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, closed.
Union services – Info Center: Wednesday,
Nov. 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26,
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University learning center: Wednesday, Nov.
24, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Building hours: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
— Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.
of Research reorganized; note department name
As part of the reorganization
of the Division of Research the following department
name changes are now in effect:
From: Office of Research and Program Development
To: Research Development and Compliance
From: Technology Transfer Office
To: Technology Transfer and Commercialization
From: Office of Grants and Contracts Administration
To: Grants and Contracts Administration
To: ND EPSCoR
— Peter Alfonso, vice
president for research.
Library of Congress exhibition comes to Museum
“Rivers, Edens, Empires:
Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America,”
opens Sunday, Nov. 14, and continues through Jan.
9. The Library of Congress has dipped into its
unparalleled collection to launch an exhibition
focusing on western exploration. With special
federal funding, the exhibition opened at the
Library of Congress in Washington in July 2003.
Only three sites have been chosen to host the
tour: the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Neb.; the
North Dakota Museum of Art; and the Museum of
History and Industry, Seattle, Wash.
The exhibition spotlights rare documents and art
works from both the European and the Indian worlds,
first-hand observations, specimens and depictions
of plants and animals, and spectacular maps which
enable the viewer to trace an emerging picture
of the continent as a complex web of geographic
features and territorial claims as revealed through
the experiences of early explorers and the native
people they encountered along the way.
Not only is the Library rich in Lewis and Clark
related material, it also holds impressive collections
of other important expeditions including those
led by Zebulon Pike, Stephen Long, Charles Wilkes,
and John Frémont, all featured in the exhibition.
Library materials are supplemented by loans from
important collections including Indian artifacts
from the National Museum of the American Indian,
botanical specimens collected on various western
expeditions from the National Museum of Natural
History and the New York Botanical Garden, artist
and naturalist Titian Peale’s drawings made
as a member of the Long expedition from the collection
of the American Philosophical Society, and the
Sitting Rabbit map and a winter count attributed
to High Dog from the North Dakota Historical Society.
Those expeditions and others are explored in the
exhibition and place the remarkable trek made
by the Corps of Discovery in the broad context
of a century of exploration of the North American
continent. The exhibition closes with an epilogue
focused on the construction of the transcontinental
railroad, which closed the door on the quest for
a direct water passage to connect the East with
The Museum is organizing a series of events around
the exhibition. Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m., Irene
Chambers, director of interpretive programs at
the Library of Congress, will introduce the exhibition.
She will be joined by three North Dakotans. Ann
Hoffert of Pipestem Creek created a Lewis and
Clark wreath from native plants encountered by
Lewis and Clark (available in the Museum shop).
Writer Dorreen Yellowbird will read from the manuscript
of her Lewis and Clark children’s book.
Robert Lewis, English and North Dakota Quarterly,
will introduce the North Dakota Quarterly’s
special Lewis and Clark issue.
Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., Ann Morton from
the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives in Winnipeg
will speak about Peter Fidler’s highly stylized
1801 map. Fidler was a surveyor, explorer, and
cartographer for the Hudson’s Bay Company.
This Indian map illustrates the headwaters of
the Missouri and Saskatchewan River systems flowing
eastward from the Rocky Mountains. It provided
the best depiction of the area at that time for
advancing fur trappers.
Other programs follow on Thursday, Dec. 2; Sunday,
Dec. 5; and Thursday, Dec. 9.
Museum hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Thursday evenings
until 9 p.m. There is no admission charge but
the suggested donation for this exhibition is
The exhibition and its national tour to Omaha,
Grand Forks, and Seattle was made possible through
funding from the United States Congress. That
funding was secured by the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
Congressional Caucus and its co-chairs, Senators
Conrad Burns, Larry Craig, and Byron Dorgan, and
Representatives Doug Bereuter and Earl Pomeroy.
The exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art
is underwritten by David Rognlie, who graduated
from UND in 1956, with additional funding from
Xcel Energy, Margery McCanna-Jennison, Grand Forks
Herald, Grand Forks Public Schools, Land O’Lakes
Foundation, Nash Family Foundation, Nodak Electric
Trust, North Dakota Council on the Arts, North
Dakota Department of Commerce-Tourism Division,
and the University of North Dakota Office of Academic
— North Dakota Museum of Art
deadline is Nov. 30
The open enrollment period for
the FlexComp program for the plan year of Jan.
1, 2005 through Dec. 31, 2005, is quickly coming
to an end (open enrollment period is Nov. 1-30,
2004). Enrollment agreements must be returned
to the payroll office by Tuesday, Nov. 30. No
enrollment agreements will be accepted after 4:30
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 meeting the deadline.
This deadline is required to ensure that all forms
received can be processed prior to Jan. 1.
All benefited employees have the opportunity to
enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit. This
program helps employees pay for medical and dependent
care expenses with pre-tax dollars instead of
If you have any questions or need any additional
information, call me. – Heidi Strande, payroll
office FlexComp specialist, 777-4423.
degree nominations sought
Members of the University council
are invited to nominate outstanding individuals
for an honorary degree. The deadline for submitting
nominations is Friday, Dec. 3. Qualifications
include, but are not limited to, the following
State Board of Higher Education criteria (see
SBHE, Policy 430.1):
1. The candidate should have had an association
with the State of North Dakota. This association
may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of
education, of service to the state, the board,
or one of the institutions governed by the board.
2. The candidate must have achieved a level
of distinction which would merit comparable
recognition in his or her profession or area
3. The renown of the candidate should reflect
favorably on the board, the institutions it
governs, and the State of North Dakota.
In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion
shall be made to any person to be so honored
until the State Board of Higher Education has
acted on the nomination.
Institutional criteria and standards for the
awarding of honorary degrees at the University
of North Dakota have been established by the
University senate. It is recommended that the
following criteria be used in considering persons
for an honorary degree:
1. Achievement of distinction in scholarship,
or in comparable professional or creative achievement.
2. Recognized and outstanding service to the
nation, to the state, or to the University of
3. Attendance at or graduation from the University
of North Dakota, except as the individual is
outstanding with reference to the preceding
criteria 1 and 2.
4. Non-membership on the faculty of the University
of North Dakota.
5. Scholarship specialization in an area in
which the university normally grants an earned
1. Nominations may be made by any member of
the University council.
2. Nominations must be accompanied by a factual
dossier providing evidence that the nominee
meets the criteria and standards established
by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above). Factual
compilation should include the following, in
the order listed:
a. A brief biography.
b. A list of scholarly writings, research
c. Description of public service and
d. List of offices and positions held.
e. Other factual justifications for consideration.
3. The nominee’s scholarship will be evaluated
by the departmental faculty in the area of the
nominee’s specialization, such evaluation
to be a part of the dossier presented to the
honorary degrees committee.
4. A nominee will not be informed that he/she
is being considered until the nomination has
been approved at the SBHE level.
5. The titles of honorary degrees shall be distinct
from those of earned degrees at UND.
6. No honorary bachelor’s or master’s
degrees will be awarded.
On behalf of the honorary degrees committee,
nominations and all supporting materials may
be sent to the office of the vice president
for academic affairs and provost, 302 Twamley
Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations
is Friday, Dec. 3. – Martha Potvin, interim
students to take CORE alcohol and drug online
Students are invited to participate
in the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey. The CORE
survey can be taken online and is confidential.
This survey is not used to diagnose alcohol dependency
in individuals but rather to assess the level
and impact of alcohol and other drug use on campus.
It is a valuable tool for determining how to target
populations for prevention programming, design
social marketing and media advocacy campaigns,
and ass the impact of these prevention efforts.
The survey has 39 questions and takes approximately
10 to 15 minutes to complete. To complete the
survey, simply log on to www.coresurvey.com. The
UND user login is 15499.
Students who complete the survey can enter to
win door prizes.
-- $20 gift certificate at Home of Economy
-- Free UND T-shirt
-- Two-ticket package to the Carmike Theatres
(10 packages are available)
How to get these door prizes:
-- Take Core survey starting today through Nov.
30. UND user login: 15499.
-- Print the “thank you” page at the
end of the survey.
-- Write your name and phone number on the “thank
-- Drop off completed sheet in a drop-box location
at McCannel Hall lobby, Wilkerson main lobby,
student government office. Drawings will be held
To take the survey, please log on to www.coresurvey.com.
— Sue Thompson, substance abuse prevention
invited to take part in “Operation Intern”
Governor Hoeven recently formed
a task force of state agency and higher education
leaders to develop a project to help North Dakota
businesses realize the potential of employing
North Dakota college students. The name of the
project is Operation Intern. The aim of this project
is to employ our college graduates in North Dakota.
The approach is to publicize the project and the
opportunities it presents for businesses to find
and try out college students before they graduate.
To publicize the project, the governor announced
an advertising campaign that included mailing
“tool kits” to over 800 businesses
in the state, including 100 in Grand Forks. The
tool kit consists of a guidebook and CD presentation
on the project, and offers a step-by-step approach
to posting internship announcements and searching
for possible internship candidates on the project
College students must need an internship for course
credit, and have the internship job description
approved by their major advisor.
Businesses must have a written job description,
be able to assign a mentor to the student, offer
feedback on accomplishments, conduct an exit interview,
and pay the student for their work. The students
and businesses can find each other on a state
web site by posting their resumes and job announcements,
or by doing direct searches. The tool kit and
guidebook explain these points in more depth.
If educators or college students need a tool kit,
or have questions about this effort to provide
internships to college students in North Dakota,
contact James Pedersen at Job Service, 795-3741,
or toll-free at 800-247-0986.
Orvik, editor, for James Pedersen, Job Service.
sought for outstanding advisors
The academic advising committee
is accepting nominations for the outstanding faculty
academic advisor award to be presented at Founders
Day 2005. To access the nomination form online,
go to www.und.edu/dept/sas/adnomform.pdf or www.und.edu/dept/divsos/foundersday/.
Paper nomination forms are available at the following
locations: Memorial Union info center, student
government office, student academic services,
and college dean offices. All students, faculty,
staff, and alumni are eligible to nominate a faculty
academic advisor. Nominations will be accepted
through Jan. 14.
For more information, please contact student academic
services, 201 Memorial Union, or call 777-2117.
– Lisa Burger, director, student academic
services, on behalf of the academic advising committee.
version of McAfee anti-virus software is available
New viruses are identified each
day. It is important that each of us takes the
necessary steps to install and keep our anti-virus
software up-to-date. There are many ways to obtain
an infected file, including e-mail on servers
that may not scan for viruses, downloading files
directly from the web, or from someone else via
A new version of McAfee VirusScan is ready for
use. Version 8.0 will run on Windows XP, NT, and
2000 computers. If you are using Windows 98, ME,
or 95 you must continue to use version 4.5.1.
Virus definition updates via the AutoUpdate and
AutoUpgrade for version 4.5.1 will continue to
To check which version you are running, right
click on the shield with the “V” located
in the task bar. Choose VirusScan console. Click
help, then about, and it will list the version.
To download McAfee VirusScan version 8 please
go to http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/security/
and click on McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Windows
2000 and XP (UND version). Instructions to configure
or change the settings are located on the same
For assistance please call the information technology
systems and services help desk at 777-2222. –
David Levenseller, information technology systems
Max purchases must be made with purchasing card
after Dec. 1
Effective Dec. 1, UND will no
longer be allowed to charge purchases at Office
UND has available a Visa purchasing card for purchases
up to the single purchase limit of $5,000. Purchases
can be made with the purchasing card at Office
Max and at any vendor that accepts Visa.
Advantages of the Visa purchasing card:
-- Smoother transition to PeopleSoft.
-- Vendors often process and ship orders faster.
-- Eliminates purchasing delays.
-- Easier to make purchases with a vendor, no
charge account needs to be established, and credit
references do not need to be provided.
-- Vendor is paid promptly.
-- Reduces the number of request for payments/SOS
-- Reduces the number of invoicing problems.
-- Reduces the number of checks issued.
To obtain a Visa purchasing card:
-- Contact Kathie Howes, accounting services,
-- Submit, to accounting services, the purchasing
card application form (located at http://www.und.edu/dept/accounts.
Select “Forms Available).
-- All cardholders are required to attend a training
session prior to receiving their Visa purchasing
— Accounting services.
sought for Athena award
The Grand Forks and East Grand
Forks Chambers of Commerce are accepting nominations
for the regional Athena Award, which will be presented
March 3 at the North Dakota Museum of Art to an
exceptional individual who has achieved excellence
in their business or profession, has served the
community in a meaningful way, and has assisted
women in reaching their full leadership potential.
The Athena Award, started in Lansing, Mich., in
1982, is presented in hundreds of cities in the
United States and Canada. The hand-cast bronze
sculpture symbolizes the strength, courage and
wisdom of the recipient.
The Grand Forks and East Grand Forks region recipient
will be invited to join the thousands of Athena
Award recipients worldwide at the annual International
Athena conference in Chicago in April. As part
of an international network of leaders, the regional
recipient becomes part of a force with a strong
voice in setting new standards of leadership practice.
The Athena Award is presented locally by Rydell
GM Auto Center. Additional sponsors include Fine
Print and Altru Health System. The award program
is nationally underwritten by the Oldsmobile and
Pontiac Divisions of General Motors, and National
For more information, including nomination forms,
contact the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce at
(701) 77207271, East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce
at (218) 773-7481 or online at www.regionalathena.com.
— Shelle Michaels, communication.
sponsors giving tree for families in need
TRIO programs are sponsoring a
giving tree for area families. If you would like
to help, please take a gift tag from the giving
tree across from the Info Center in the Memorial
Union. On the gift tag is information about a
gift to be given to a family. Please bring the
unwrapped gift and the gift tag to the third floor
of McCannel Hall, TRIO programs (across from the
Union). Thanks for your help. – TRIO programs.
Richards Golf Course offers Christmas deals
After the turkey and dressing,
come out to Ray Richards Golf Course Pro Shop
for some Christmas bargains. We will be open Friday,
Nov. 26, to Friday, Dec. 3, between 10 a.m. and
4 p.m. so you can shop for the golfer on your
We have select Sioux T-shirts for just $5, select
Sioux polos for $10, Tommy Hilfiger golf shirts
for men and women from $24.99, Sioux sweatshirts,
wind shirts, and fleece vests from $20. We stock
“Santa Sizes” (up to 3XL) in all Sioux
apparel. All other apparel in the Pro Shop not
mentioned above will be 25 percent off!
Don’t forget about golf balls: Wilson “Jack
Pack” promo, buy 24 balls for $19.99 and
get a free hat. Wilson true Tour Elite, buy a
dozen for $19.99 and get a free shirt. Other golf
balls by Titleist, Callaway, Precept, Srixon,
Ben Hogan, Maxfli, and Nike 30 percent to 40 percent
off! Taylor Made, Callaway, Ping, and MacGregor
club sets and individual woods are 20 percent
off! Fighting Sioux accessories: Headcovers (nicest
in town!) set of three for woods from $39.99 .
. . putter covers from $11.99. Golf towels from
$11.99. Sioux logo throw blankets (very nice),
Need a hat for that special golfer? We have golf
caps by Taylor Made, Ping, Callaway, Nike, Top
Flite, Cleveland, Hogan, Maxfli and Precept, all
priced at $11.99!
Everything else in the pro shop will be 25 percent
off. Stop by and get your Christmas shopping done
early this year for that extraordinary golfer
in your life! — Ray Richards Golf Course.
items available for departmental use
The University is offering for departmental
use, at no charge, the following items: full size refrigerators
(not self defrosting), older computer equipment, tables
in a variety of sizes and shapes, wood and metal desks,
orange stacking chairs, and a gray file cabinet. These
may be seen at the central receiving warehouse on the
southwest corner of the campus. – Lee Sundby and
Evelyn Albrecht, central receiving.
Day is last Wednesday of the month
Denim Day is coming! Wednesday, Nov.
24, is the last Wednesday of the month and that means
you can wear your Denim Day button, pay your dollar,
and enjoy wearing your casual duds in the middle of
the week. All proceeds go to charity, as always. Tired
of watching other offices and buildings have all the
fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons
and posters for your areas. – Patsy Nies, enrollment
services, 777-3791, for the Denim Day committee.
One lists features
The effects of loud toys on children’s
hearing are becoming a concern for parents and health
experts. We’ll explore this issue on the next
edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. According
to the World Health Organization, many toys are too
loud and could damage a child’s hearing. For example,
toy cap guns generate more decibels than a jet engine
taking off. We’ll share how you can determine
which toys are safe.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, obese Americans
are turning to surgery to lose weight. We will hear
testimony from Jan Ziegler about her decision to undergo
gastric bypass surgery and how it has affected her life.
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
grant recipients listed
The Office of Research and Program Development
congratulates the following faculty and staff who were
listed as principal or co-principal investigators on
awards received during October.
Anthropology, Dennis Toom; athletics, Jared Bruggerman;
biology, Peter Meberg; Business and Public Administration,
Steve Moser; Center for Innovation, Brenda Badman, Bruce
Gjovig; Center for Rural Health, Mary Amundson, Mary
Wakefield; chemical engineering, Michael Mann, Darrin
Muggli, Wayne Seames; chemistry, Lothar Stahl; civil
engineering, Mabil Suleiman; communication sciences
and disorders, John Madden; EERC, Steven Benson, Michael
Collings, Donald Cox, Bruce Dockter, Bruce Folkedahl,
Jay Gunderson, Douglas Hajicek, Lucinda Hamre, Steven
Hawthorne, Michael Holmes, John Hurley, Patty Kleven,
Lingbo Kong, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Blaise Mibeck,
Stanley Miller, John Pavlish, Nicholas Ralston, Michael
Swanson, Jeffrey Thompson, Gregory Weber, Chad Wocken;
electrical engineering, Saleh Faruque; law school, B.J.
Jones; Regional Weather Information Center, Leon Osborne;
sociology-SSRI, Cordell Fontaine; student health, Jane
Croeker; TRIO, Neil Reuter.
— Barry Milavetz,
interim director, research and program development.
sought for Fulbright programs
Now is the time to apply for two Fulbright
scholar programs. The competitions for the New Century
Scholars program and the Scholar-In-Residence program
are now open.
New Century Scholars program
The Fulbright New Century Scholars program
brings together annually 30 outstanding research scholars
and professionals from the United States and around
the world. NCS scholars engage in multidisciplinary
collaboration under the leadership of a distinguished
scholar leader and work together to seek solutions to
issues and concerns that affect all humankind. For the
academic year 2005-2006, the program focus is “Higher
Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenge and
National Response.” A New Century Scholars flyer
is available for download at: http://www.cies.org/NCS/download/NCSYear4.pdf.
The primary objective of the worldwide Scholar-in-Residence
program is to bring scholars and professionals from
abroad to the campuses of U.S. colleges that infrequently
or never host visiting scholars, thereby expanding the
contact their students and faculty have with people
of other cultures. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence
program also seeks to involve colleges and universities
that serve student populations underrepresented in international
exchange programs, including minority students.
Under the Scholar-in-Residence program, accredited U.S.
institutions of higher education submit proposals to
the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
to request scholars for one or both terms of the 2005-2006
academic year to teach and consult in area studies programs,
interdisciplinary that focus on global issues or courses
where participation of a foreign scholar can provide
a cross-cultural or international perspective. The Scholar-In-Residence
guidelines can be found at: http://www.cies.org/sir/SIR_Guidelines.pdf
— Will Young, Fulbright campus representative,
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 the office of research and program development
Monday, Jan. 3. The winning department will receive
a $1,500 award and a plaque at the Founders Day Banquet
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 the period 1999-2004.
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 ORPD.
The awardee will be selected by the same committee which
selects the Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award
for Excellence in Research. This committee includes
the director of the Office of Research and Program Development
(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 microbiology
and immunology, English, atmospheric sciences, biology,
neuroscience, and physics may not be nominated this
If further information is desired, please call the Office
of Research and Program Development at 777-4278. –
Barry Milavetz, interim director, research and program
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. 24.
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
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 the Office of Research
and Program Development no later than Monday, 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
director of the Office of Research and Program Development
(chair), the chair of the senate scholarly activities
committee, one faculty member from the senate scholarly
activities committee, three faculty members from the
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, Manuchair Ebadi (2004),
Jody Rada and Jay Meek (2003), Joyce Coleman and Jeffrey
Lang (2002), Leon Osborne (2001), and Edward Carlson
(2000) may not be nominated this year.
If further information is desired, please call the Office
of Research and Program Development at 777-4278. –
Barry Milavetz, interim director, research and program
faculty scholar applications due Feb. 15
New faculty scholar awards are intended
to provide extra support for initiation of research
and creative activity programs of assistant professors
who have been at UND three years or less (e.g., date
of appointment at UND should be January 2002 or later).
The SSAC anticipates that new faculty scholar awards
will lead to the development of projects that will ultimately
be funded by external agencies. Up to three awards of
$5,000 each will be made per year. Only outstanding
applications will be funded. One competition is held
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, is the deadline for submission
of applications to the senate scholarly activities committee.
The committee will consider requests from faculty members
to conduct pure and applied research, support writing
projects, or to support other creative and scholarly
endeavors (e.g., performances, art projects, compositions).
All costs normally incurred in the conduct of the research
or creative activity are eligible budget items. Travel
costs which are essential to the conduct of the project
may be requested; however, travel to present papers
or attend conferences is not allowable under this program.
The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare
their proposals and be specific and realistic in their
budget requests. All applications must include the completed
application form, letter of support from the department
chair, the applicant’s resume, and a description
of the project. The properly signed original application
and 11 copies must be submitted to the office of research
and program development prior to or on the published
Applications forms for the new faculty scholar awards
are available at ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or
on ORPD’s home page (found under “Research”
on the UND site at www.und.edu. — Fred Remer (atmospheric
sciences), chair, senate scholarly activities committee.