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invited to hear President Kupchella speak at Chamber
Japanese students will take flight training
|EVENTS TO NOTE
concert Nov. 28
Education hosts campus discussion on
Doctoral examinations set for three
Agenda listed for Dec. 1 U Senate meeting
Women’s center hosts “Meet
27th annual Holiday Art & Craft
Fair is Dec. 2
Tickets available for Madrigal Dinner
Christmas Concert features Master Chorale,
Senate library committee meets Dec.
Reception to welcome new nursing dean
U2 workshops listed
Volunteers needed for winter commencement
Tickets available for MLK Jr. awards
Swisher appointed associate dean of graduate school
Student group wins award
Nominations sought for Martin Luther
King Jr. awards
Proposals sought for public scholarship
Applications sought for honors program
Honorary degree nominations sought
Do not use Social Security number to
activate purchasing cards
Note directory change
Facilities charges have been posted
Parking changes detailed
Renew faculty/staff parking permits
UND license plates feature choice of
Donated leave requested for Tricia Anderson
Volunteers sought for breast health study
Submit FlexComp agreements by Nov. 30
Ray Richards holds stocking-stuffer sale
Denim Day is last Wednesday of the month
community invited to hear President Kupchella
speak at Chamber lunch
You're invited to join the Chamber for the
first-ever Impact Luncheon with President Kupchella.
Find out about the amazing impact UND has on
our community, state and region, Tuesday, Dec.
6, Alerus Center. The departmental showcase
begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by an 11:30 a.m.
lunch, program, and questions and answers. The
departmental showcases will remain on display
until 1 p.m. Stop by early and browse the UND
departmental showcase where many University
departments have displays.
Tickets are $8; space is limited. Reserve your
seats today by contacting The Chamber at 772-7271,
Reservation deadline is Thursday, Dec. 1. Reservations
not cancelled three business days prior to the
event will be billed.
students will take flight training here
Japanese dignitaries from Tokai University
were present for the signing of a contract between
Tokai University and the UND Aerospace Foundation
to provide more than 120 students with flight
Under a four-year agreement, students will enroll
as full-time UND students and receive 24 credit
hours to be transferred to Tokai University.
The 14-month flight training classes of 20 to
30 students begins in April 2007, with new classes
starting every six months. The partnership will
be with Tokai University and the Air Force,
but will also involve All Nippon Airways (ANA),
UND, and the Odegard School.
ANA and Tokai University, located outside Tokyo,
have joined forces to create Japan’s first
flight training course as part of a four-year
university bachelor’s degree. Both organizations
are supported in their efforts by the Civil
Aviation College of Miyazaki Prefecture in southern
Japan, which is an existing source of trained
“This is an exciting venture for Tokai
University,” said Tokai University President
Tatsuro Matsumae. “By coming together
with ANA and the University of North Dakota,
we can equip our students with the skills required
in the aviation industry and provide them with
a broader, quality education, befitting the
goals of our University.”
“The aerospace program at UND is known
throughout the world for quality flight training,”
Gov. John Hoeven said. “This partnership
with Tokai University is exciting and will further
strengthen UND’s aviation program by bringing
new students to Grand Forks.”
– Chuck Pineo, Air Force marketing director,
777-4757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Pops” concert Nov. 28
Music will present a “Pops” concert
Monday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial
Union Ballroom. Featured in the concert will
be the 1:00 Jazz Ensemble, the Steel Drum Band,
and the University Band. Tickets, available
at the door, are $5 for general admission, $2
for students and senior citizens, or $10 per
family. Free pop and popcorn will be provided.
The Steel Drum Band, directed by Michael Blake,
will provide music prior to the event, as well
as perform a featured set during the concert.
Robert Brook’s 1:00 Jazz Ensemble will
open the concert with an eclectic mix of popular
music, including “Blue Bossa,” “International
Dixieland Jamboree,” and the famous “Channel
The University Band, led by James Popejoy and
graduate conductor Melissa Kary, will present
a “Summer in the Park” type of concert
that will include a mixture of musical styles.
Their program will feature the official march
of the State of North Dakota, James Ployhar’s
“The Flickertail”; selections from
the Broadway hit Wicked; a salute to the Armed
Forces; a good old days sing-a-long with audience
participation; and a rousing rendition of “Tiger
Rag,” featuring Professor Michael Blake
as drum set soloist.
All three ensembles will combine for a unique
arrangement of several holiday classics, titled
For additional information, please contact the
band department at 777-2815.
– James Popejoy, director of bands
hosts campus discussion on Sioux nickname
The College of Education and Human Development
will host its third campus discussion on the
Sioux nickname, looking at the importance and
impact of collegiate logos on campus and beyond.
The event is Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 2:30 to
4 p.m., in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial
The roundtable discussion will be held by a
panel of four: James Antes, director of the
undergraduate program in the Department of Psychology;
Eugene DeLorme, director of Indians into Medicine
(INMED); and Tom Buning, athletic director.
A fourth panelist will be named later. Jason
Lane, assistant professor of higher education,
will moderate the discussion.
The University community is invited to attend
and listen to discussion on this difficult issue,
respect persons who hold differing perspectives
and, hopefully, learn from each other.
– College of Education and Human Development
examinations set for three candidates
The final examination for Thaines
Arulandu, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with
a major in educational leadership, is set for
9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Room 206, Education
building. The dissertation title is “Perceptions
of Public and Non-Public School Parents About
School Choice in Two North Dakota Cities.”
Sherryl Houdek (educational leadership) is the
The final examination for William Gourneau,
a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major
in educational leadership, is set for 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Room 206, Education building.
The dissertation title is “An Examination
of the Perceived College Leadership, Governance,
and Decision Making From Governing Board Members
at Selected Midwest Tribal Colleges.”
Donald Lemon (educational leadership) is the
The final examination for Sharon Nelson, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching
and learning, is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 1, in Room 206, Education building. The
dissertation title is “Expanding Roles:
Paraeducators Providing Health Care to Students
in School.” Kathleen Gershman (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
listed for Dec. 1 U Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Dec.
1, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business
arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the Senate library committee,
Ty Reese, chair.
5. Annual report of the Senate student policy
committee, Brad Parrish, chair.
6. Annual report of the Senate University
assessment committee, John Bridewell, chair.
7. Annual report of the Senate honors committee,
Kim Porter, chair.
8. Annual report of the Senate compensation
committee, John La Duke, chair.
9. Candidates for degrees in December 2005,
Carmen Williams, interim registrar.
10. Report from the curriculum committee,
Tom Zeidlik, chair.
11. “Guidelines for Faculty Engaged
in Employment Controversies with the University,”
Tom Petros, standing committee on faculty
— Carmen Williams, interim registrar
center hosts “Meet and Eat”
The women’s center will
host “Meet, Eat and Learn,” Thursday,
Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International
Centre, 2908 University Ave. Jacquelyn Lowman
(communication) addresses “What Makes
a Victim: The Choice to be Empowered”
and “What to Do if You Are Attacked: Our
Actions Can Make All the Difference.”
Discussion and questions following presentation.
Lunch is provided.
– Women’s center
annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair is Dec.
Crafters from UND and the surrounding
community will display items at the 27th annual
Holiday Art & Craft Fair Friday, Dec. 2,
in the Memorial Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to
Items to be found include jewelry, pottery,
stained glass, wooden items, holiday decorations,
photography, and more. Admission is free and
door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
The Annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair is sponsored
by the University Craft Center and the UND Memorial
available for Madrigal Dinner
Kick off your holiday season by joining
the music department at the annual Madrigal Dinner
at the Alerus Center Ballroom Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 2 and 3, at 7 p.m. nightly.
The king, queen, and their court will lead you through
an evening of singing, theater, and instrumental music.
Herald trumpets will announce the events while 60
costumed Concert Choir singers and 23 Chamber Orchestra
members serenade you as you dine on a five-course
Ticket prices are $37.50 for adults, $20 for children.
Meal choices include Beef Roulden, Chicken Cordon
Bleu, or a vegetarian entrée. A children’s
plate is also available.
Tickets may be purchased through the Alerus Center
box office or any Ticketmaster outlet. A limited number
of tickets remain and are available until Tuesday,
Nov. 29, at 5 p.m.
The event is presented by the Concert Choir under
the direction of Ken and Brad Sherwood, and the Chamber
Orchestra under the direction of Eric Lawson.
Concert features Master Chorale, more
The Grand Forks Master Chorale, the UND Varsity Bards
Men’s Chorus and the UND Women’s Chorus
will present a Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 4, 7:30
p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The concert
will feature classic holiday favorites as well as
The Grand Forks Master Chorale is an 30-plus voice
auditioned choir under the direction of Jon Peterson.
The UND Varsity Bards Men’s Chorus is a 20-plus
choir under the direction of Daniel Peterson, and
the UND Women’s Chorus is a 40-plus voice choir
under the direction of Shelley Bares.
Specially priced tickets are available at the Chester
Fritz Auditorium box office, 777-4090, or you can
purchase tickets at the door on Sunday, Dec. 4.
library committee meets Dec. 8
The University Senate library committee
will meet Thursday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Chester
Fritz Library Administrative Conference Room.
– Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries
to welcome new nursing dean
The College of Nursing will host an official welcome
reception for new dean Chandice Covington, Thursday,
Dec. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni
Center. A brief program will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Prior to coming to UND, Dr. Covington was a professor
and chair of primary care at the UCLA School of Nursing.
We are excited to have Dr. Covington join us in our
mission of educating tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
We hope you will be able to attend this reception
and welcome her to UND. The event is open to the public
and everyone is invited.
— College of Nursing
Below are U2 workshops for Dec. 1-15. Visit our web
site for more. Reserve your seat by registering with
U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include
workshop title and date, name, department, position,
box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how
you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering
in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number
- GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: Dec. 1, 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
- Excel XP, Intermediate: Dec. 5, 7, and 9, 10 a.m.
to noon, 361 Upson II (six hours total). Prerequisite:
Excel Beginning. Work with templates, filter and
sort data, import and export data, work with advanced
formulas, analyze and share data. Presenter: Heidi
- Records Disposal Procedures: Dec. 6, 9 to 10:30
a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. Learn more about
the process for destroying or transferring records
that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll
review the forms used, discuss why it’s necessary
to document, and you will take part in a hands-on
run-through of the entire process. It’s fun
to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think,
and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris
Austin, records manager.
- A Season for Safety, The Christmas Holidays: Dec.
6, 11 a.m. to noon, Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
This class addresses issues concerning Christmas
trees and holiday decorations and other safety issues
so that your family will be prepared to have a safe
holiday season. Presenter: Tim Lee.
- Defensive Driving: Dec. 6, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop is required
by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state
vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received
a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating
a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring
a family member. This workshop may also reduce your
North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly
remove points from your driving record. Presenter:
- Generations in the Workplace: Dec. 7 and 14, 1
to 3 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. Learn about
the four generations that are presently employed
in the UND workforce. Participants will study each
of the generations and learn about the unique characteristics
of each. Instruction will also include how to adapt
your communications and supervisory techniques,
based on the tendencies of each generation. Presenter:
Laura Lowe, Workforce Development coordinator.
- Entering Final Grades on PeopleSoft: Dec. 14,
8 to 9 a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator, or Dec.
15, 4 to 5 p.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. This
session provides training on entering final grades
online in PeopleSoft. Although open to anyone, it
is intended for any faculty who have not already
entered mid-term grades on PeopleSoft. Presenter:
— Julie Sturges, U2 program
needed for winter commencement Dec. 16
Please consider serving as a green vest volunteer
at one or both of the 2005 winter commencement ceremonies
Friday, Dec. 16, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Volunteers seat guests, help organize our graduates,
and greet campus visitors who attend the ceremonies.
This year, UND will hold two commencement ceremonies,
one at 10 a.m. for graduate degrees and a second at
2 p.m. for undergraduate degrees. Volunteers are asked
to report to the lower level of the Chester Fritz
Auditorium 90 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony
for a short briefing and to receive their assignments.
We anticipate the ceremonies to be 90 minutes in length.
If you are able to volunteer for one or both ceremonies,
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. 8. Please feel free to call if you
have any questions. – Fred
Wittmann, vice president for student and outreach
available for MLK Jr. awards luncheon
The ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards luncheon
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial
Union Ballroom. Tickets are now available. The cost
is $7 for general admission, $5 for students and children
over 12, and free to children 12 and under.
You may purchase tickets at the Memorial Union info
center, Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University
Ave., or the apartment community center (housing office).
The deadline to purchase tickets is Dec. 16.
– Farouk Aregbe, multicultural student services
Swisher appointed associate dean of graduate
Wayne Swisher has been named
associate dean of the graduate school.
Dr. Swisher received his doctorate in communicative
disorders from the University of Wisconsin in
1974, has been a member of the UND faculty in
the communication sciences and disorders since
1986, and is a full member of the graduate faculty.
Prior experience includes serving as chair and
director of graduate studies in communication
sciences and disorders (1986-2003), membership
on the graduate committee and 30 years of advising
undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate
students. He presently serves on the Council
on Academic Accreditation for the American Speech-Language
Hearing Association, which is the accrediting
body for all programs in audiology and speech-language
In his role as associate dean of the graduate
school, Swisher will be primarily responsible
for coordinating program review and outcomes
assessment activities. He will retain his appointment
as associate professor of communication sciences
and disorders and devote 50 percent effort to
his responsibilities in the graduate school.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
group wins award
The American Indian Science
and Engineering Society Student Chapter (UND
AISES) was named the 2005 Distinguished Chapter
of the Year at the 27th Annual AISES National
Conference in Charlotte, N.C. UND AISES was
named the runner-up Distinguished Chapter of
the Year in 2004.
UND AISES sent 19 students to the conference
with funds raised by the chapter and the support
of several departments, including the North
Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence,
the Indians into Medicine (INMED) program, the
Indians into Psychology (INPSYDE) program, and
the vice president for academic affairs office.
The chapter was awarded $1,000 and a plaque.
sought for Martin Luther King Jr. awards
The Office of Multicultural
Student Services is accepting nominations for
the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards.
Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to
make nominations and to receive the awards,
as are all Grand Forks and Grand Forks Air Force
Base community members. Nomination forms are
available at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural
Center and the student government office. All
nominations must be received by Monday, Dec.
5, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please
contact Linda at 777-4259, or stop by the Center
at 2800 University Ave. (across from the Memorial
– Multicultural student services
sought for public scholarship funding
Proposals are now being accepted from UND faculty
for research and creative activity projects
involving public or community partners in North
Dakota. This is the second year of the public
scholarship fund, supported by the vice president
for research office and hosted by the Center
for Community Engagement.
Public scholarship, also known as public policy
research, action research, community-based research,
participatory research, and public interest
research, usually is concerned with addressing
community needs by involving public members
in research projects and making research results
broadly accessible. The public scholarship committee,
co-chaired by Doug Marshall and Barbara Handy-Marchello,
encourages multi-disciplinary projects, attention
to the particular needs of North Dakota, and
the involvement of students.
A total of $15,000 is available for projects.
Two types of projects are eligible for consideration:
1. Research funds of up to $5,000 to support
projects addressing a significant public need
in North Dakota involving two more faculty members
from more than one department and at least one
public or community partner, and 2. Pre-research
funds of up to $1000 per project to support
faculty members to locate community partners
for future collaborative research. Application
deadline is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1.
For application guidelines, see www.communityengagement.und.edu
. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty
committee with decisions to be made by Jan.
1. For more information, contact Lana Rakow,
Box 8254, public scholarship program, 321 O’Kelly
Hall, 777-2287, firstname.lastname@example.org).
– Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement
sought for honors program director
The University invites applications
for director of the undergraduate honors program.
The director will provide leadership in coordinating
all honors initiatives across campus, teach
courses in the honors program, and report directly
to the vice president for academic affairs and
Administrative responsibilities include: recruit,
retain, and advise students, develop curriculum
in coordination with academic departments, administer
the program budget, appoint and supervise instructional
and office staff, foster the development of
an active learning community within the honors
program including on the honors residence hall
wings, coordinate undergraduate honors research
and senior honors thesis programs, and coordinate
annual program review, assessment of student
learning, and strategic planning.
Desired qualifications: earned doctorate or
terminal professional degree, teaching experience
in a four-year college or university, record
of creative scholarship, excellent oral and
written communication skills, strong commitment
to interdisciplinary undergraduate education,
ability to work with diverse faculty, staff,
students, and administrators, excellent organizational
skills, demonstrated team leadership, experience
in teaching honors courses, and/or in directing
an honors program or a program for highly motivated
students is preferred, record of academic administrative
and leadership experience in a college or university,
and knowledge of current pedagogical trends
in undergraduate and honors education.
Interested candidates should submit a letter
of application, curriculum vita, and contact
information for at least three references to:
Ellen Erickson, assistant provost, University
of North Dakota, PO Box 8176, Grand Forks, ND
58202-8176. Review of applications will begin
Jan. 15, and continue until the position is
UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
– Vice president for academic affairs
degree nominations sought
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
- The candidate should have had an association
with the State of North Dakota. This association
may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of
education, of service to the state, the Board,
or one of the institutions governed by the
- The candidate must have achieved a level
of distinction which would merit comparable
recognition in his or her profession or area
- The renown of the candidate should reflect
favorably on the Board, the institutions it
governs, and the State of North Dakota.
In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion
shall be made to any person to be so honored
until the State Board of Higher Education has
acted on the nomination.
Institutional criteria and standards for the
awarding of honorary degrees at the University
of North Dakota have been established by the
University Senate. It is recommended that the
following criteria be used in considering persons
for an honorary degree:
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
- Nominations may be made by any member of
the University Council.
- Nominations must be accompanied by a factual
dossier providing evidence that the nominee
meets the criteria and standards established
by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above).
Factual compilation should include the following,
in the order listed:a. A brief biography
b. A list of scholarly writings, research
c. Description of public service and achievements
d. List of offices and positions held
e. Other factual justifications for consideration
- The nominee’s scholarship will be
evaluated by the departmental faculty in the
area of the nominee’s specialization,
such evaluation to be a part of the dossier
presented to the honorary degrees committee.
- A nominee will not be informed that he/she
is being considered until the nomination has
been approved at the SBHE level.
- The titles of honorary degrees shall be
distinct from those of earned degrees at UND.
- No honorary bachelor’s or master’s
degrees will be awarded.
On behalf of the honorary degrees committee,
nominations and all supporting materials may
be sent to the Office of the Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Provost, 302 Twamley
Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations
is Monday, Dec. 5.
— Greg Weisenstein, provost
not use Social Security number to activate purchasing
As departments activate their
new Visa purchasing cards, please remember that
UND does not use employee Social Security numbers
in this process. If employees ordered their
card prior to implementation of PeopleSoft,
they need the last four digits of their NAID
to activate the new card. If employees ordered
their card after implementation of PeopleSoft,
they need the last four digits of their EMPLID
to activate. Accounting services is working
to convert purchasing cards to the EMPLID. In
the meantime, if you have problems activating,
please contact me.
– Kathie Howes, accounting services,
Please make this change to the
UND directory: Sue Jeno, assistant professor,
physical therapy, office phone should be 777-2831.
charges have been posted
The facilities job billing charges
for August and September have been posted to
PeopleSoft. To see the charges, please follow
the instructions as presented during the Discoverer
reports training. If you did not receive an
invitation from U2 to attend the training, please
contact Karen Myerchin at 777-2597, and she
will arrange for you to be added to the list.
We anticipate that the October billing will
be posted by the end of November.
Following are some parking changes
- Alumni Center – The lot north of the
Alumni Center has been re-striped. Signs will
be updated as soon as they arrive. Historically,
the parking in this area has not been well
organized, creating parking problems and safety
issues. The area contains a handicapped/accessible
parking space and spots reserved for the Alumni
Association and Foundation. Special permits
- Armory and Twamley parking lots –
The handicapped/accessible parking space behind
the Armory was not well utilized. It has been
moved to the front of the building in the
Twamley parking lot so that more persons have
access to the space. The reserved spaces on
the south side of the Armory are for Army
and Air Force ROTC government vehicles. Some
of the service vehicle spots in the Twamley
parking lot have been switched with some of
the “A” spaces east of the Armory.
If you park in these areas, please pay attention
to the parking signs to avoid an unnecessary
- Bek lot – Because of plans for the
construction of a parking ramp near Swanson
Hall, meters were removed from the Swanson/Memorial
Union lot and relocated to the lot south of
Bek Hall. This was done to address frequent
requests for more short-term parking options
in the heart of campus. The lot was previously
zoned “A,” which limited who could
park in the lot. Meters work well for short-term
parking and are available for everyone. Up
to two hours of parking can be purchased on
the meters. The meters are enforced 24 hours
a day, seven days a week. This lot also contains
handicapped/accessible parking, service vehicle
parking reserved parking for residence hall
head residents, and a loading zone.
- Tabula lot – The west row of parking
along Harvard St. was changed so that the
whole row is now zoned “A.” Previously,
it had been split between “A”
and “S” zones. This was done to
replace the “A” spaces displaced
in the Bek lot.
- Princeton Street – Princeton Street
has been extended to the north of Sixth Avenue
North past the new Wellness Center. There
are signs indicating “No Parking”
along this section of Princeton Street.
- Airport parking – The University leases
land from the Grand Forks Airport Authority
to provide parking for students, faculty,
and staff in the aviation program. Parking
overnight in this area is prohibited. Special
permits can be issued by flight operations
to those who are on overnight training flights
or cross-country flights to meet class requirements.
All other vehicles parked overnight will be
cited and towed.
If you have any questions, please call the parking
office at 777-3645 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
– Parking office
faculty/staff parking permits
It is time to renew all faculty
and staff permits, which expire Monday, Dec.
5. Applications to renew your permit were mailed
intra-campus to all with a current valid red
If you are currently using the payroll deduction
method of payment you are not required to do
anything. Your new validation decal will be
If you are currently using the direct payment
method, fill in the direct payment side of the
application, following the instructions for
payment and how to use the return envelope .
If you wish to use the payroll deduction method,
now is the time to do it. Simply fill out the
payroll deduction side of the application and
mail it in. To qualify for payroll deduction
you must have at least a nine-month appointment
and be fully benefited.
Graduate teaching assistants and research assistants
who qualify for “A” zone parking
permits must come to our office to renew permits.
You will be required to show a notice of appointment
verifying your half-time status.
For any other questions relating to A zone renewal
please contact us at 777-3551.
— Parking office
license plates feature choice of logos
Drive with UND pride and support
the University of North Dakota by signing up
for your North Dakota/UND license plate now
for just $25. Your vehicle plates will feature
your choice of the UND logo or the Fighting
Sioux logo, and have five alpha numeric digits.
Vanity plates are also available. Your vehicle
plates will be sent to you and the state will
return $15 from each plate sold to the UND Foundation
to support the University. A minimum of 400
paid registrants are needed or your payment
will be refunded in full.
For more information or to sign up, log on to
or call Nancy at 777-3678. Get ready to Drive
with Pride today!
– Alumni Association and Foundation
leave requested for Tricia Anderson
Tricia Anderson, facilities,
is in need of donated leave. If you are interested
in helping, please fill out the donated leave
form and send to Patti Schmidt at facilities,
Box 9032. For a form, go to www.und.edu/dept/payroll,
then click on forms. Thank you in advance.
sought for breast health study
We are recruiting women who
are interested in participating in a study to
develop methods to detect breast cancer early.
The purpose of the study is to identify normal
and tumor specific proteins of breast fluid
obtained from nipple aspiration that may be
useful in the future to detect early breast
cancer. The study is recruiting women, 35 years
or older, who have no known breast disease.
The study is also recruiting women, 35 years
or older, who have been diagnosed with breast
cancer or a lump that may be breast cancer,
or had mammography that is suggestive of breast
Women must be able to read and understand English,
not have been pregnant for at least two years,
not be planning a pregnancy, and who have not
breastfed for two years. To participate, either
with or without a breast cancer diagnosis, women
must be otherwise healthy. The study requires
one or two clinic visits in Grand Forks. Parking
or taxi/bus voucher provided. On completion
of the study, a $50 payment will be mailed.
Further information can be obtained by calling
the nurse investigators at the UND College of
Nursing: Chandice Covington at 777-4553 or Sun-Mi
Chae at 777-4323.
FlexComp agreements by Nov. 30
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 assure meeting the
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 (www.und.nodak.edu/dept/payroll/).
If you have any questions call me.
– Roxanne Miller, payroll office FlexComp
specialist, at 777-4423
Richards holds stocking-stuffer sale
After the turkey and the dressing,
stop out at Ray Richards Golf Course Pro Shop
between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 between 10 a.m. and
6 p.m. so you can fill the stockings of your
favorite golfer. On sale while they last will
be select Precept, Srixon, Maxfli, Nike, Ben
Hogan and Titleist golf balls for $12.99 a dozen.
Also on sale: the nicest Sioux logo head covers
in town, a set of three for your woods or blade,
mallet and a bigger 2-ball size for different
We also have Sioux logo golf bags, cart mitts
and valuable pouches at 20 percent off. With
a chill in the air, check out the Sioux logo
blankets for $39.99. The blankets are 54"
x 70,” just the right size for cuddling
up to watch your favorite Sioux sport. Also
available is a limited amount of apparel at
50 percent off which includes Sioux logo sweatshirts,
fleece pullovers, and dress shirts (2X and 3X
available) along with Tommy Hilfiger golf shirts
for men and women.
Taylor Made, Ping, Callaway, Nike, Top Flite,
Cleveland, Hogan, Maxfli and Precept golf hats
are on sale for $10.99 each. Golf club sets
and individual woods by Taylor Made, Ping and
MacGregor are 25 percent off. Everything else
in the Pro Shop is 25 percent off.
Check out the stocking stuffer sale at Ray Richards
Golf Course Pro Shop located at 3501 DeMers
Ave. W. If you have any questions feel free
to call us at 777-4340. Have a wonderful holiday
— Jeff Nerby, assistant manager, Ray
Richards Golf Course
Day is last Wednesday of the month
Denim Day is coming! Wednesday,
Nov. 30, is the last Wednesday of the month
and that means you can wear your Denim Day button,
pay your dollar, and enjoy wearing your casual
duds in the middle of the week. All proceeds
go to charity, 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 area.
– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791,
for the Denim Day committee