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of the Green" ceremony is Monday
awarded $2.3 million mercury research project
Faculty, administrative staff invited to
participate in winter commencement
needed for winter commencement Dec. 17
|EVENTS TO NOTE
will take place Friday in Union, Stadium parking lots
Ray Richards Golf Course offers Christmas
Graduate committee meets Monday
Forums focus on communication in Grand
Doctoral examinations set for four candidates
Connect "U"ND sessions discuss
PeopleSoft each Tuesday
Forum will plan Dakota Science Center's
Destress at De-Stress Fest Dec. 1
Super Size Me will show at
Anderegg will present "I Found
It at the Movies
Agenda listed for Dec. 2 U Senate meeting
Teleconference will focus on helping
first-year students succeed
Hoelscher and Swanson concert to benefit
Dru Sjodin memorial scholarship fund
Forum focuses on economic globalization
Annual holiday Art & Craft Fair
is Dec. 3
Bookstore hosts holiday open house
Tickets on sale now for Madrigal Dinner
Public scholarship program meeting is
U2 lists workshops
Retired faculty, staff invited to open
Fly to Alaska for hockey game
|Units asked to
e-mail strategic plans to institutional research
Note correct e-mail address for Martha
Grants and contracts administration
will close for training Dec. 6-17
holiday hours listed
data will "freeze" Dec. 23 for conversion
Critical dates listed
for data "freeze"
Health receives funds to aid underserved areas
UND a founding member of the Space Education
Wynne named executive
associate dean at medical school
join faculty of Minot Center for Family Medicine
Center seeks faculty using service learning
Cultural awareness committee awards mini
Departments invited to
take part in affirmative action program
All grad students must take harassment
Honorary degree nominations sought
Major Library of Congress exhibition comes
Note policy changes for accounting services
Office Max purchases must be made with
purchasing card after Dec. 1
Renew "A" zone parking permits
before Dec. 6
Golf course clubhouse available for gatherings
West side of Carnegie parking lot will
close for construction
FlexComp deadline is Nov. 30
Pre-paid phone cards available from
TRIO sponsors giving tree for families
Children's Center now offers toddler care
Swanson Hall residents sponsor "recycling
Denim Day charities chosen
of the Green" ceremony is Monday
UND celebrates the third annual
“Lighting of the Green” ceremony Monday,
Nov. 29, at 5 p.m. in front of the Memorial Union
on University Ave. A UND choral group will perform
seasonal selections and holiday messages will
be conveyed by President Charles Kupchella and
Student Body President Jordan Schuetzle. The program
will also feature the lighting of the large fir
tree on the north lawn of the Memorial Union.
Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony,
everyone is invited inside the Memorial Union
for the President’s holiday reception in
the Loading Dock from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free refreshments
will be provided.
Everyone is invited to attend these activities,
and family members are welcome.
awarded $2.3 million mercury research project
The Energy & Environmental
Research Center has been selected to lead a
$2.3 million project at TXU Energy’s Big
Brown Station near Fairfield, Texas, to test
promising control technologies for removing
mercury from coal-fired power plants burning
The U.S. Department of Energy, through its National
Energy Technology Laboratory, will fund $1.5
million of the project. This is one of 14 new
DOE mercury control technology long-term field
testing efforts directed at developing cost-effective
approaches to controlling mercury emissions
from coal-fired power plants.
TXU Energy, based in Dallas, provides electricity
and related services to more than 2.6 million
electricity customers throughout the state of
The project will focus on the removal of mercury
from lignite combustion gases to achieve a high
level of cost-control. Activated carbon injection
will be used, which is considered to be one
of the most promising options for meeting or
exceeding the target removal rates proposed
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA is slated to release mercury control regulations
by March 15, 2005 that will affect the entire
nation. Several states have also formed coalitions
that will impose compliance standards which
are potentially more restrictive than the national
limits. DOE estimates that compliance with mercury
regulations in the United States is expected
to cost utilities $7 billion per year.
“We have put together an excellent team
to address mercury removal from one of the most
challenging coals – Texas lignite,”
said John Pavlish, project manager.
The EERC team includes TXU, EPRI (Palo Alto,
Calif.), ADA-ES (Littleton, Colo.), Babcock
& Wilcox (Barberton, Ohio), and a lignite
consortium including utilities from North Dakota,
Saskatchewan, and Texas. The team will contribute
35 percent ($800,000) of the total project cost,
which is about 15 percent over the required
“This is another example of the leadership
the EERC is providing globally with respect
to understanding and controlling mercury,”
said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. “We
are very pleased to be working with DOE and
TXU, organizations we’ve worked with in
the past that have proven to be very progressive
and forward-looking partners,” he said.
“TXU is very excited about hosting this
long-term project,” said TXU Project Manager
Bob Wiemuth. “We know the results will
help to address future mercury control regulations
for coal-fired utilities in the United States
and Canada and allow us to meet or exceed the
target 55 percent removal rate.”
— Energy & Environmental Research
administrative staff invited to participate in
UND faculty and administrative
staff are encouraged to march in academic regalia
in the winter commencement ceremony Friday, Dec.
17, at 2 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Faculty and administrators should assemble in
the lower level of the Auditorium by 1:30 p.m.
University marshals will be on hand to direct
participants to their places in the procession.
Please contact the office of ceremonies and special
events in the vice president for student and outreach
services office at 777-2724 by Friday, Dec. 10,
or send an e-mail message to Terri.Machart@mail.und.nodak.edu
if you plan to participate so that the appropriate
number of seats can be reserved.
I encourage participation by faculty and administrative
staff to help make this a memorable occasion for
our graduates and their guests.
— Charles E. Kupchella, president.
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
assist by seating 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
drilling will take place Friday in Union, Stadium
Core drilling equipment will
be working in the Memorial Stadium and Memorial
Union parking lots Friday, Nov. 26, for most
of the day. They will be taking soil samples
to determine if soil conditions would permit
a large parking structure to be built on those
sites. This work is being overseen by EAPC Architects/Engineers
who have been hired to study the feasibility
of building a parking structure on our campus.
– Jim Uhlir, director of auxiliary services
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 list.
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, and 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
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
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
Stop by and get your Christmas shopping done
early this year for that extraordinary golfer
in your life!
— Ray Richards Golf Course.
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet
Monday, Nov. 29, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley
Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Nov. 8.
2. Request for new courses in history including
History 592, Readings in World History and History
513, Research Seminar in World History.
3. Request from pharmacology, physiology, and
therapeutics to delete four graduate courses (PPT
525, 526, 528, 529) and replace them with a new
course, PPT 520.
4. Request from civil engineering for a change
in program requirements for the Master of Engineering
program. Changes encompass the environmental and
water resources options.
5. Consent agenda items:
a. Request for course change in T&L 519. Request
to change from a two-credit course to a three-credit
course. In addition, there is a change in course
b. Request from communication to change Communication
570 from three credits to repeatable for credit
with change in topic up to 15 hours.
6. Discussion regarding academic integrity. To
help prepare for this discussion please consult
the Faculty Handbook, Section III. Personnel Information,
IV. General Provisions; The Code of Student Life,
Section 3: Academic Concerns, 3-1 - 3-3; and the
Academic Catalog, pages 38 and 39.
7. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
focus on communication in Grand Forks
Grand Forks residents are invited
to take part in a series of public forums on the
topic, “What do you want to know about communicating
in Grand Forks?”
Three forums, organized and conducted by graduate
student researchers in communication under the
supervision of Lana Rakow (communication), will
be held Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 in various locations
in the community.
he purpose of the discussions is to give local
citizens the chance to help determine what is
of interest and value to the community about communication,
leading to possible future research. Questions
may include how people communicate in Grand Forks,
what communication means to Grand Forks residents,
and what communication is most effective in the
Grand Forks citizens over the age of 18 are invited
to participate in any of these public gatherings:
-- Monday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., LaGrave Learning Center,
832 Fourth Ave. S.
-- Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Red River High School,
-- Wednesday, Dec. 1, noon, UND Memorial Union,
Flyers around the community describe other ways
residents can provide comments to the researchers.
The researchers plan to let the community know
the results of the project. For further inquiries
and questions on the forums, e-mail email@example.com
or call 777-2287. – Lana Rakow, communication.
examinations set for four candidates
The final examination for Kathleen
Champion, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with
a major in teaching and learning, is set for 1:30
p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in Room 206, Education Building.
The dissertation title is “Teaching Mathematics:
The Stories of Six Teachers.” Margaret Shaeffer
(teaching and learning) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Mary Anne Marsh, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching
and learning: higher education, is set for 8:15
a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Room 104, Education
Building. The dissertation title is “Predictive
Variables for Success on Licensure Examinations
for Practical and Registered Nursing Education
Graduates.” Richard Landry (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The final examination for David W. Hird, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching
and learning: higher education, is set for 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Room 104, Education Building.
The dissertation title is “Gender and Education
in the Third-World.” Mary Ruth Laycock (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Debra L. (Rhoads) Jensen,
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major
in teaching and learning: research methodologies,
is set for 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Room 104,
Education Building. The dissertation title is
“Teacher Candidate Dispositions Identified
by NCATE Accredited Colleges of Education: How
Professional Educators are Disposed Toward the
Students, Curriculum, and Reasons They Teach.”
Richard Landry (educational foundations and research)
is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend. – Joseph
Benoit, dean, graduate school.
"U"ND sessions discuss PeopleSoft each
Connect “U” ND weekly
information sessions are 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.
will plan Dakota Science Center's future
The Dakota Science Center invites
the academic community to honor the past and envision
the future at a community forum Tuesday, Nov.
30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
The forum will feature a science surprise.
Having recently sold its facility on South Fifth
Street, the Dakota Science Center is beginning
to develop a plan for priority programming and
is seeking public input as it plans for the future.
The center’s board of directors is evaluating
the development of the center since its beginning
in 1995 and is determining community needs and
interests as it looks ahead. The community forum,
held in conjunction with the organization’s
annual meeting, is a major part of that assessment
process. All interested persons – parents,
young people, educators, scientists, and others
– are invited to join the discussion and
share their ideas and questions.
For more information about the meeting or to submit
comments or ideas for the future, contact Ann
Porter, president, Dakota Science Center board
of directors, (701) 772-5295. – Deanna Osowski,
marketing services partnership, for Dakota Science
at De-Stress Fest Dec. 1
Take a break from your busy day
to enjoy out of this world stress relievers at
De-Stress Fest 2004. Searching the Stars for Cosmic
Calmness is the theme for this year’s event,
which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Loading Dock.
An astronomical array of activities awaits you
including free chair massages, decompression chamber,
Martian munchies, stress brain game, de-stress
trivia, galactic finger painting and more. Test
taking kits and stress management strategies will
be provided. Enjoy free food and have some fun
before finals as you relax beneath the stars.
This event is sponsored by ADAPT (Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Prevention Team), University counseling
center, Healthy UND, Magna Iota, Natural High,
Psychological services center, student health
services, University learning center, University
program council, Volunteer Bridges, wellness center,
and women’s center.
For more information contact the student health
promotion office at 777-2097. – Jane Croeker,
student health promotion office.
Size Me will show at philosophy colloquium
The philosophy and religion department
colloquium will show Super Size Me at 4 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 2, in 300 Merrifield Hall. It will be followed
by a discussion led by Lynn Lindholm (philosophy)
and Jon Jackson (anatomy and cell biology).
Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food.
What would happen if you ate nothing but fast
food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock
does just that and embarks on the most perilous
journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he
can’t eat or drink anything that isn’t
on the McDonald’s menu; he must wolf three
squares a day; he must consume everything on the
menu at least once and super size his meal if
asked. Spurlock treks across the country interviewing
a host of experts on fast food and an equal number
of regular folk while chowing down at the Golden
Arches. Spurlock’s drive-through diet spirals
him into a physical and emotional metamorphosis
(summary taken from www.imdb.com).
For a growing schedule of colloquium events, go
— Jack Russell Weinstein, philosophy and
will present "I Found It at the Movies"
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor
of English Michael Anderegg will present his multimedia
lecture, “I Found It at the Movies, or,
More Episodes from a Misspent Youth,” Thursday,
Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture
Bowl. Dr. Anderegg, who is retiring from the English
department this semester, will share yet another
section of his current experimental project with
us. Using cinema, memoir, autobiography, and cultural
critique, he will explore the complexities of
postmodern existence in a pre-modern world. In
what ways is memory reliable? What are the sources
of one’s imaginative life? What connections
can be made between love and suffering? Between
the virtual and the actual? Seeing and believing?
A reception will follow the lecture; please join
us. For further information contact me. –
Sherry O’Donnell, coordinator, English faculty
lecture series, 777-3943.
listed for Dec. 2 U Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet
Thursday, Dec. 2, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business
arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the senate library committee,
Larry Peterson, chair.
5. Annual report of the senate faculty instructional
development committee, Julie Gothman, chair.
6. Candidates for degrees in December 2004,
Nancy Krogh, registrar.
7. Report from the curriculum committee, Charles
8. Proposed changes to the intellectual property
policy: (a) Copyright and (b) Intellectual Property,
Bradley Myers, chair.
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary,
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
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.
focuses on economic globalization and India
The geography department will host the
final forum for the fall semester on Friday, Dec. 3.
Sudhir Thakur, visiting assistant professor of geography,
will present “Structure and Structural Changes
in India: A Fundamental Economic Structure (FES) Approach.”
The forum begins at 3 p.m. in 157 Ireland/O’Kelly
Hall. – Kevin Romig, geography.
holiday Art & Craft Fair is Dec. 3
Crafters from UND and the surrounding
community will display items at the 26th annual holiday
Art & Craft Fair, Friday, Dec. 3, in the Memorial
Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Items featured include jewelry, pottery, stained glass,
wooden items, holiday decorations, photography and more.
Admission is free and door prizes will be awarded throughout
the day. It is sponsored by the University craft center
and Memorial Union. For more information please contact
me. – Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union, 777-2598.
hosts holiday open house
The Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore
will host a holiday open house Friday, Dec. 3, from
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Receive 20 percent off hardcover trade
titles, games, selected clothing, and giftware. Meet
authors on small press day, with local and regional
authors here to sign books. Enjoy free cookies and cider
while quantities last, and register for free drawings.
We’ll have 50 percent off three selected Starbucks
drinks: gingerbread latte, peppermint mocha, and eggnog
latte of any size.
on sale now for Madrigal Dinner
Tickets are on sale now for the Concert
Choir’s annual Madrigal Dinner Theater Production,
“ye Olde Englisch Christmasse Feste.”
Feast with the King and Queen on a four-course dinner,
hide from the beggars, laugh with the mimes and enjoy
the musical talents of over 60 UND students. It will
be a unique and entertaining event featuring baroque
song and dance that you don’t want to miss.
Performance dates are Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., and
Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 and 7 p.m.
This year’s performance will be held at the Alerus
Center Ballroom. Tickets are available through all TicketMaster
outlets, the Alerus Center, Scott’s Music, Poppler’s
Music Store and the UND Department of Music.
For more information, please call 777-2646. –
scholarship program meeting is Dec. 10
A meeting to discuss continuing the
development of the UND public scholarship program will
be held for interested faculty and staff Friday, Dec.
10, 10 a.m. to noon in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
The meeting will take action steps based on a retreat
held earlier in the fall. An organizational plan will
be finalized, including creation of a steering committee,
community advisory board, interest committees, work
committees, and an associate member category. Short
term programming goals also will be determined.
The following definition and purpose of public scholarship
was discussed at the fall retreat: “Public scholarship
is scholarly and creative work in the public interest,
usually planned and carried out with community or public
partners, producing results that are broadly accessible.
The UND public scholarship program provides funding
and information to support this scholarship, enabling
the University to better serve its public purpose by
contributing to public discussion, solving public problems,
and strengthening communities. Through public scholarship,
faculty are more actively engaged in society, while
communities and citizens develop their capacity to address
their own needs and improve their quality of life.”
If you cannot attend the meeting but have an interest
in being included in some capacity in the program’s
organization or want to be on the mailing list, please
let me know by calling 777-2287 or e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Lana Rakow, director, Center for Community Engagement
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, mail merge wizard. Presenter: Maria
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 Uhlir.
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 email 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. Learn the process of
online job submission and how to create PDFs. Presenters:
Shawn Leake and Sherry Metzger.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
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.
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 in a room
for $80 per night at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel in
-- 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.
asked to e-mail strategic plans to institutional
To facilitate the strategic planning
process, a temporary, secure web site has been
created as a central location for posting unit
strategic plans. It will be accessed by vice president,
deans, and members of the University Planning
and Budgeting Council.
Please submit final* unit plans as Word files
or preferably as PDF files to email@example.com.
Institutional research will post the plans online.
Unit plans were due Nov. 15; college and division-level
plans are due Dec. 31, and plans for priority
action areas are due Jan. 31.
Posting plans on the site will facilitate the
work of the deans, directors, UPBC members and
those responsible for the priority action areas.
Once the planning process is complete, we hope
units will post their strategic plans to their
* Final plans may be amended pending decisions
or feedback at other levels.
Potvin, interim vice president for academic affairs.
correct e-mail address for Martha Potvin
The e-mail address listed for
Interim Vice President and Provost Martha Potvin
in the 2004-2005 UND Directory is incorrect. All
e-mail messages should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you. – Vice president for academic
affairs and provost office.
and contracts administration will close for training
To ensure that staff receive adequate
training for the implementation of ConnectND,
grants and contracts administration will close
Dec. 6-17. The office will resume normal business
hours Monday, Dec. 20.
The division of research will work to continue
reviewing proposals during that time; however,
significantly more time
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 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 resources.
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
Thanksgiving holiday hours for the Thormodsgard
Law Library are: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7:30 a.m.
to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving), closed;
Friday, Nov. 26, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday,
Nov. 27, noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 28, noon
to 11 p.m. – Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard
The Women’s Center will be closed Friday,
Nov. 26. If you have any questions or needs, please
call the dean of students office at 777-2664.
– Women’s Center.
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
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 p.m.
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, closed.
Health promotions office: Wednesday, Nov. 24,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to
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
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
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
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.
data will "freeze" Dec. 23 for conversion
To ensure the integrity and
accuracy of the financial data that will be
converted to PeopleSoft as part of the ConnectND
project, we need to “freeze” the
legacy system (CICS) once the conversions begin.
Financial activity from July 1, 2004 to Dec.
31, 2004 will be converted to PeopleSoft the
last week of December 2004. Between Dec. 23,
2004 and Jan. 4, 2005, we will not be able to
create any online transactions affecting December
2004 or earlier in the legacy system (receipts,
payments, purchase orders, ID bills, accounts
receivable, etc.) nor process any batch interfaces
(facilities, parking, student health, etc.).
We will go “live” in PeopleSoft
Jan. 5, 2005.
To accommodate this schedule, the Dec. 31 payroll
will be processed Dec. 22. Payday will still
be Thursday, Dec. 30.
Any transactions not submitted to accounting
services or payroll by the dates noted below
will have to be processed in PeopleSoft in January
2005, using the new forms and chart fields.
Following are the tentative critical dates for
Due in accounting services Dec. 16:
-- Requests for payments
-- Blanket PO and confirmation PO payments
-- Receiving reports
-- Travel vouchers
-- Interdepartmental billings
-- Accounts receivable charges and credit memos
-- Journal entries
-- Stipend payments for 12/31/04
-- Budget transfers - non-appropriated funds
-- Checks to be cancelled
Due in human resources by Dec. 15 for
Dec. 31 payroll:
-- Payroll appointment forms
-- Payroll revision forms
-- Payroll termination forms
Due in payroll by Dec. 17:
-- All time sheets
-- Leave slips
-- EERC payroll
-- FlexComp vouchers
Due in budget office by Dec. 17:
-- Budget transfers - appropriated funds
-- New position requests
-- Position modifications
Due in business office by Dec. 22:
-- Departmental deposits for receipt in December
Due to be run (batch jobs) by Dec.
-- Facilities system upload
-- Student health upload
-- EERC AP upload
-- Aerospace upload
-- Telecommunications upload
-- Traffic upload
-- Printing center upload
Due to accounting services by noon
-- Month end inventory adjustments
-- Housing deferred revenue adjustments
-- Dining services deferred revenue adjustments
Please regularly visit the Connect “U”ND
web site for announcements and updated information.
I also strongly encourage your department to
participate in the Tuesday @ 9 Connect “U”ND
weekly information meetings in the Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl.
If you have any questions regarding this notice
or Connect”U”ND implementation in
general, please e-mail .
— Peggy Lucke, Connect”U”ND
implementation project co-manager.
dates listed for data "freeze"
To insure accuracy of data that
will be converted to PeopleSoft as part of the
ConnectND project, legacy information will be
"frozen" prior to conversion.
Following are critical dates and their impacts.
||Freeze department numbers
in legacy and mapping
||No new department numbers
||Freeze chart fields in
legacy and mapping
||No new fund numbers (including
grants) until 1/05/05
||Freeze sponsors in legacy
||No new grant sponsor numbers
||Payroll for 12/31 is posted
||Payroll runs no later than
||Final payroll withholding
payments are posted
||Payroll vouchers paid 12/23/04
||Final accounts payable
transactions are posted
||No checks between 12/23/04
||Final general ledger transactions
||No ID billings or journal
entries between 12/23/04 and 1/06/05
||Final student finance transactions
are posted (accounts receivable)
||No accounts receivable
or online tuition calculations between 12/23/04
||Final student finance transacations
are posted (receipts)
||No accounts receivable
or departmental deposits between 12/23/04
||Final postings in legacy
||If errors, run a second
||Legacy reports run
-- Peggy Lucke, Connect "U"ND implementation
health receives funds to aid underserved areas
or the 11th consecutive year,
the Center for Rural Health at the medical school
has received federal funding for a program to
train health profession students in rural or underserved
The CRH has received the five-year, $818,455 grant
from the Bureau of Health Professions, National
Health Service Corps in the Health Resources and
Services Administration in the Department of Health
and Human Services to administer the North Dakota
Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in
Community Health (SEARCH) Program.
The CRH received one of 20 grants disseminated
nationwide for this program.
Since it began in 1993, the North Dakota SEARCH
program has placed 260 students in 17 communities
and three Native American reservation communities.
“This is an opportunity to provide firsthand
learning experiences in community-based settings
for students in medicine, nursing, social work,
psychology and dentistry,” said Mary Amundson,
assistant professor at the CRH and director of
the SEARCH program. “This is the only program
that has an interdisciplinary focus, placing students
who are pursuing different professions in the
same locations so they learn about the resources
each discipline brings to the patient.”
“The interdisciplinary approach of the SEARCH
program allows our staff to take teaching to the
next level where there is respect for all the
disciplines,” said Melana Howe, chief nurse
executive of the West River Regional Medical Center
in Hettinger. “It also provides a better
understanding of the importance of the health
care team approach for our staff.”
“SEARCH places a focus on community,”
Howe continued, “which then takes the health
care team outside the hospital and into the community
through a variety of projects which typically
does not happen in other rotations.”
The CRH partners with the UND psychology and social
work departments, the College of Nursing, the
family medicine department at the School of Medicine
and Health Science and the University of Minnesota
School of Dentistry to provide the SEARCH program
experience to students.
— Center for Rural Health.
a founding member of the Space Education Consortium
Space studies has become a founding
member of the Space Education Consortium (SEC).
The consortium will provide educational and research
services to the United States Air Force. The University
of Colorado at Colorado Springs leads the consortium
effort, whose members also include the University
of Colorado at Boulder, George Washington University,
The Aerospace Corporation, and the Space Foundation.
The consortium is intended to be an open-ended
grouping of universities that provide space education
to the military and intelligence community.
Other institutions that are currently considering
membership include The Johns Hopkins University,
the University of Central Florida, Florida Institute
of Technology, the Naval Postgraduate School,
and Air Force Institute of Technology. UND’s
Department of Space Studies, in particular Stephen
Johnson, began working with The Aerospace Corporation
on the consortium idea in 2001. They were later
joined by the University of Colorado at Colorado
Springs, George Washington University, and Johns
Hopkins University, who together formed the initial
core of institutions supporting the idea. The
Department of Space Studies will be working with
other consortium members to develop credit transfer
agreements and to collectively meet the military’s
space educational and research needs.
“Graduate education in the area of space
is a rapidly growing field, particularly for the
military. We have been servicing these needs for
some time with our M.S. in space studies, but
the founding membership in this consortium really
places us at the helm of a group of national significance,”
said Shan de Silva, chair of space studies. “This
really addressed one of the cornerstones of our
strategic plan – to be a world leader in
space education at graduate level.”
— Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
named executive associate dean at medical school
Joshua Wynne, a cardiologist and
professor of internal medicine at Wayne State
University School of Medicine in Detroit, has
been named to the new position of executive associate
dean at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Wynne was also named associate dean for academic
affairs and professor of internal medicine at
the medical school.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Wynne has
decided to join us,” said H. David Wilson,
vice president for health affairs and dean of
the medical school. “He is an outstanding
physician and educator with incredible credentials
who brings a tremendous vigor and creativity and
an array of new ideas to this position. He will
work directly with me and his portfolio will increase
steadily to include academic affairs, information
resources and other responsibilities.”
Wynne will fill the need for another physician
in the school’s administrative ranks in
Grand Forks to help carry out some of the duties
of the dean. He will also assist the dean in coordinating
the activities of the medical school at its regional
sites throughout the state.
At Wayne State, Wynne served as vice president
and president of the faculty senate in terms running
from 1997 to 2001. He was chief of the cardiology
division from 1984 to1997 with ultimate responsibility
for the adult cardiology clinical, research and
educational programs throughout the seven-hospital
Wynne served as senior analyst at the Institute
for Strategic Analysis and Innovation at Detroit
Medical Center. The institute provides support,
data and financial standardization, benchmarking
and analysis for administrative staff, senior
management and the governing board of the medical
He has received numerous awards and honors including
the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University
School of Medicine, the Dodrill Award of the Michigan
affiliate of the American Heart Association and
several awards for excellence in teaching at Wayne
State University. He was included in several annual
editions of The Best Doctors in America and selected
as “Top Doc” in cardiology in three
surveys for Detroit Monthly magazine.
His research interests are in the area of heart
disease and cardiomyopathy, and his findings have
been presented widely and published in scientific
journals. Wynne is considered a leading authority
in the management of various forms of heart disease,
and has contributed chapters to the most widely
read textbooks of medicine and cardiology.
A native of New York, Wynne earned a bachelor’s
degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University
and the Doctor of Medicine degree, magna cum laude,
from Boston University School of Medicine. He
was named to membership in Phi Beta Kappa scholastic
society and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society in
medicine while a student at Boston University.
He took residency training in internal medicine,
followed by a fellowship in cardiology, through
Harvard Medical School at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
He also earned an MBA, with honors, from the University
of Chicago and a Master of Public Health degree
in health management and policy from the University
of Michigan School of Public Health.
Wynne and his wife, Dr. Susan Farkas, also a cardiologist,
will maintain homes in Grand Forks and Fargo.
They plan to begin their medical practices in
December at MeritCare in Fargo and she plans to
join the faculty of the medical school.
They are the parents of Andras and Eszter Farkas,
both studying law at the University of Michigan.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
join faculty of Minot Center for Family Medicine
Scott Knutson and Samina Sagri
have been named assistant directors at the Health
Sciences Center for Family Medicine in Minot.
Knutson, who completed his residency training
at the Center for Family Medicine in Minot, earned
his medical degree at the University of South
Dakota School of Medicine. He served as a general
medical officer at the Minot Air Force Base before
entering residency. He was named the William M.
Buckingham, M.D., Resident of the Year by the
North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians in March.
Sagri is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical School
in Pakistan. She took one year of internal medicine
residency in New York before coming to Minot to
complete the final two years of family medicine
residency at the UND Center for Family Medicine.
In May, Sagri was inducted into the Alpha Omega
Alpha (AOA) honor medical society. Election to
membership in AOA is based on excellence in scholarship
as well as integrity, capacity for leadership,
compassion and fairness in dealing with colleagues.
Knutson and his wife, Shannon, a kindergarten
teacher, have tree children: Seth, 14, Zach, 11,
and Brookelynne, 8.
Sagri’s husband, Rizwan Kibria, practices
internal medicine in Crosby, N.D. — School
of Medicine and Health Sciences.
seeks faculty using service learning
The Center for Community Engagement
asks faculty who have used or are currently using
service learning in their courses to contact us.
We are creating a database of service learning
opportunities to provide to students and community
partners, as well as creating a list of faculty
interested in discussing service learning.
According to Campus Compact National Center for
Community Colleges, service learning is a teaching
method which combines community service with academic
instruction as it focuses on critical, reflecting
thinking and civic responsibility. Service learning
programs involve students in organized community
service that addresses local needs while developing
their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility,
and commitment to the community. (http://www.compact.org/resource/SLres-definitions.html)
Please contact Farrah Thoreson, VISTA service
learning coordinator, at 777-2706 or email@example.com
with your information. We appreciate your response.
– Center for Community Engagement.
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
invited to take part in affirmative action program
The Greater Grand Forks Business
Leadership Network (BLN) invites University departments
to join the affirmative action and the rehabilitation
and human services programs in participating with
other employers who have employees with disabilities.
UND maintains a corporate membership with the
BLN. Please see the latest BLN newsletter on the
UND affirmative action web site at www.und.edu/dept/aao/Pol.htm.
For more information, contact me at 777-4172 or
at email@example.com. — Sally
Page, affirmative action officer.
grad students must take harassment training
There seems to be confusion regarding
the harassment training for graduate assistants.
All graduate assistants must complete the training
and the type they take will depend on their responsibilities.
Graduate teaching assistants and graduate research
assistants are required to take the online harassment
training. Instructions for completion are on the
affirmative action web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/aao/newharassmentinstructions.htm.
Graduate service assistants and graduate assistants
who do not teach or supervise are required to
read the harassment training information and acknowledge
their understanding. The signed acknowledgement
is sent to the affirmative action office at Box
7097. If packets or assistance are needed, please
contact the affirmative action office at 777-4171.
Please note that work study students or institutionally
employed students are not required to take either
training. – Sally Page, affirmative action
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 of excellence.
3. The renown of the candidate should reflect
favorably on the board, the institutions it governs,
and the State of North Dakota.
In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion
shall be made to any person to be so honored until
the State Board of Higher Education has acted
on the nomination.
Institutional criteria and standards for the awarding
of honorary degrees at the University of North
Dakota have been established by the University
senate. It is recommended that the following criteria
be used in considering persons for an honorary
1. Achievement of distinction in scholarship,
or in comparable professional or creative achievement.
2. Recognized and outstanding service to the nation,
to the state, or to the University of North Dakota.
3. Attendance at or graduation from the University
of North Dakota, except as the individual is outstanding
with reference to the preceding criteria 1 and
4. Non-membership on the faculty of the University
of North Dakota.
5. Scholarship specialization in an area in which
the university normally grants an earned degree.
1. Nominations may be made by any member of the
2. Nominations must be accompanied by a factual
dossier providing evidence that the nominee meets
the criteria and standards established by the
University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above). Factual compilation
should include the following, in the order listed:
a. A brief biography.
b. A list of scholarly writings, research and
c. Description of public service and achievements.
d. List of offices and positions held.
e. Other factual justifications for consideration.
3. The nominee’s scholarship will be evaluated
by the departmental faculty in the area of the
nominee’s specialization, such evaluation
to be a part of the dossier presented to the honorary
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 provost.
Library of Congress exhibition comes to Museum
“Rivers, Edens, Empires:
Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America,”
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 has organized a series of events around
the exhibition; the remaining programs are 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.
policy changes for accounting services
Please refer to the accounting
services web site for the most recent updates
to policies/procedures at http://www.und.edu/dept/accounts/.
Select the “Updates to Policies and Procedures”
Recent updates include:
-- Office Max Purchases Require VISA Purchasing
-- Out-of-State Per Diem Listing.
-- Reimbursement for Private, Charter, Lease,
or Rental of Aircraft.
— Lisa Heher, cash and investments manager.
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.
"A" zone parking permits before Dec.
Red “A” zone parking
permits expire Monday, Dec. 6. Renewal notices
have been sent out to everyone currently on our
records. If you did not receive one, please contact
the parking and traffic office located in the
Memorial Union (lower level) and pick up your
new permit. To be eligible to purchase an “A”
permit, you must be a full-time or part-time fully
benefited employee of the University. Graduate
students with 50 percent graduate teaching assistant
or graduate research assistant appointments also
qualify for “A” permits.
Parking permits are $48 for the year, and can
be purchased by cash, check, or credit card. Payroll
deduction is also available to all employees who
are employed nine months or more and are fully
benefited. You will receive a new hang tag permit
this year. Please make sure that your old permit
is destroyed or turned in to the parking and traffic
office. If you have any questions, please contact
our office at 777-3551. – Sherry Kapella,
parking and traffic office.
course clubhouse available for gatherings
Are you looking for a unique place
to hold a meeting, retreat or reception? Ray Richards
Golf Course Clubhouse offers a beautiful view
and quiet surroundings. It’s an ideal setting
for your gathering. Call 777-3788 for availability
and reservations. – Ray Richards Golf Course
side of Carnegie parking lot will close for construction
The mechanical project for the Carnegie
Building will begin this week as contractors install
a new HVAC system. They will use the parking lot on
the west side of the building for their staging area.
The accessible parking spaces will be temporarily re-located
to the visitor lot on the east side of the building.
We hope to have this completed by early January depending
upon availability of equipment. – Facilities.
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 after-tax dollars.
If you have any questions or need any additional information,
call me. – Heidi Strande, payroll office FlexComp
phone cards available from telecommunications
Telecommunications has new lower-rate
pre-paid phone cards available for personal use by faculty,
staff and students. The cards come in three denominations:
$5 card at $0.059 per minute, $10 card at $0.055 per
minute and $20 card at $0.049 per minute. Cards can
be purchased at the telecommunications office in the
lower level of the Carnegie Building, Wilkerson C-Store,
Walsh C-Store, or the U-Snack C-Store in the Memorial
Union. – Telecommunications.
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.
Center now offers toddler care
The University Children’s Center,
which is located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, will
offer toddler care (2-year olds) on Jan. 11. Applications
are currently being accepted for all age groups: 2-5.
Children are cared for in small groups by teachers with
degrees in early childhood education or a related field.
A day at the University Children’s Center includes
a USDA approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice of
rest or nap time, planned large and small group activities,
and opportunities to play outdoors. Parents are always
welcome to join their children for part of the day.
Toddler rates (2-3 year olds): full day, $25; half day,
Pre-school rates (3-5): full day, $22; half day, $16;
Head Start p.m., $18; hourly rate, $3 (for additional
care); academic year registration fee, $30; summer registration
For additional information, please call 777-3947. You
may also visit the UCC web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu.
— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University Children’s
Hall residents sponsor "recycling war"
To promote and expand recycling efforts,
the residence hall student recycling representatives
are conducting activities. Swanson Hall residents are
holding a recycling war in which participants on each
floor will compete for the most pounds recycled. At
Selke Hall, residents will be rewarded when they get
caught recycling. Selke dollars will be given out and
at the end of the semester an auction is held where
residents can buy various gift certificates from Grand
Forks businesses. Congratulations to these students
who help support the recycling efforts on campus. –
Janice Troitte, recycling coordinator.
Day charities chosen
The following charities were selected
as recipients for 2004-05 Denim Day funding: Circle
of Friends Humane Society, Community Violence Intervention
Center, Healthy Families Region IV, Home Delivered Meals,
Inc., Northlands Rescue Mission, Inc., Mountainbrooke,
and Success Unlimited, Inc. – Karen Cloud (Chester
Fritz Library), Denim Day charity selection committee.