42, Number 13: December 3, 2004
UND will operate
NASA DC-8 research jet
Robert Solberg speaks at winter commencement
Ribbon-cutting celebrates renovated
UND Fargo Center
Medical school named national center
of excellence in women's health regional demonstration
Faculty, administrative staff invited
to participate in winter commencement
Volunteers needed for winter commencement
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Clark lecture series held at Museum
Doctoral examinations set for two candidates
Biology seminar focuses on "Zero
Visiting geography professor surveys
economics of India
Flu vaccine clinics held Dec. 3
Annual holiday Art & Craft Fair
is Dec. 3
Bookstore hosts holiday open house
Divertimento youth group presents recital
Graduate committee meets Monday
Fly to Alaska for hockey game
Empire lists winter schedule
U2 lists workshops
Connect "U" sessions discuss
PeopleSoft each Tuesday
Barbara Crow reads from new poetry collection
Mathematics classroom display system
featured at open house
Research council meets Dec. 9
Campus Ministry Association hosts St.
Public scholarship program meeting is
Ribbon cutting celebrates Old Main Marketplace
Master Chorale, Children's Choir team
up for Christmas concert
Retired faculty, staff invited to open
Spring classes begin at 4 p.m. Jan.
U-Manitoba sponsors structural equation
Renewable energy conference will be
held in Grand Forks
access improved at Chester Fritz Library
report forms available Dec. 2
asked to e-mail strategic plans to institutional research
Financial data will "freeze"
Dec. 23 for conversion to PeopleSoft
and contracts administration will close for training
Accounting offers purchasing
Library lists final
Law library lists final
Division of Research reorganized;
note department name changes
Library of Congress exhibition comes to Museum
Spring Datebook items due Wednesday, Dec.
Revalidate service placards
before Dec. 6
for departmental research award
invited for faculty research award
Center now offers toddler care
you ready for winter driving?
safety in mind as you decorate for holidays
Studio One lists guests
sought for parenting study
sought for menopause study
sought for nutrition/menory study
Pie and coffee on
special at Old Main Marketplace
walking trail maps available
will operate NASA DC-8 research jet
The University has been awarded
control of the use of NASA's top DC-8 research
aircraft - a move worth more than $30 million
to UND over the next five years.
The airborne laboratory is designed to collect
data for a wide range of atmospheric, environmental,
biological and even archaeological research missions.
The Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (UMAC)
at UND will manage the plane, which will be stationed
at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. UND will receive
approximately $4 million a year from NASA to house
and maintain the laboratory, along with up to
$2.5 million a year for individual missions.
"This is big! I couldn't be more excited
if I were still a kid and had just been told I
was going along with NASA on a trip to the moon,"
said President Charles Kupchella. "The idea
to base NASA's DC-8 here evolved quickly because
of the obvious complementary strengths, abilities,
and interests among UND's Aerospace program, NASA,
and the U.S. Air Force. UND is essentially being
given an opportunity to operate a premier scientific
resource with NASA for the entire world. The research
resource in question will address important questions
about weather, climate, and the atmosphere - and
the resource will be based right here as it looks
for answers to these questions throughout the
Kupchella credited George Seielstad, UMAC director
and associate dean of the Odegard School of Aerospace
Sciences, with spearheading the effort to attract
the DC-8, and also cited Phil Harmeson, senior
associate to the president, who played a critical
contact role as the proposal worked its way through
In making the bid, Seielstad leveraged UMAC's
work in earth systems science and policy, the
fact UND's Odegard School is nationally recognized
as the top aviation program, has a strong atmospheric
sciences department with the only university-operated
weather research jet, and has the world's only
master's degree in space studies, the work of
the UND School of Engineering and Mines, which
is about to put its AgCam on the International
Space Station and which is partnering with NASA
and UND's Odegard School to design the spacesuit
of tomorrow, and the proximity to and partnerships
with the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
"This University has a unique combination
of skills and facilities that makes us a perfect
match. This was a package no one else could pull
together," Seielstad said. "We were
also able to sell the value of higher education
to NASA. It was really research and education
that was the main objective [of operating the
DC-8]. NASA thought that housing the plane elsewhere
divorced it from that objective. This gives North
Dakota a very high profile nationally. Hundreds
of people will vie to use this aircraft."
"With $32.5 million from this award - $6.5
million each year for five years- the University's
research portfolio is now worth more than $330
million. We are in the top three of 10 research
institutions in a five state area in terms of
expenditures stemming from federal research dollars,
behind only the University of Minnesota, which
is much larger than we are, and the Montana State
University," said Dr. Peter Alfonso, UND
Vice President for Research. "This is a huge
boost in this rocketing research enterprise, and
will have a significant impact as we leverage
it for research and our teaching mission."
Alfonso said UND's research enterprise generated
$167 million in economic output last year, including
1,630 new jobs, $4.8 million in local and state
taxes, and over $15 million in federal taxes.
"This project will add to that in the neighborhood
of ten percent," he said.
Kupchella and Seielstad gave credit to U.S. Sen.
Byron Dorgan, who has brokered strong relationships
with NASA for more than a decade. A member of
the Senate appropriations committee, Dorgan has
earmarked more than $10 million in NASA funds
for UMAC since 2002. These earmarks have been
used to secure several competitive awards and
allowed UMAC to submit a proposal to oversee and
operate the DC-8. Dorgan worked closely with NASA
officials, the Air Force Base, and Seielstad,
director of the Northern Great Plains Center for
People and the Environment at UMAC, in the effort
to bring the plane to UND. Those ties led to NASA
Administrator Sean O'Keefe delivering the UND's
spring commencement talk, and arranging for the
graduating class to get the first-ever greetings
from space - from the International Space Station.
Dorgan said the move will lead to the creation
of at least a dozen new jobs, as well as countless
opportunities for UND students and researchers.
The five-year partnership with UND and UMAC reflects
the first time NASA has based the plane with a
research institution, and "moves UND to the
forefront of international scientific research,"
"NASA's decision to station the DC-8 at the
Grand Forks Air Force Base is terrific news for
the entire UND community and really for the whole
world, which will no doubt benefit from the research
that is to be done there," Dorgan said. "UND
now has the opportunity to be part of scientific
research on the global scale."
The plane will move from NASA's Dryden Flight
Research Center in Edwards, Calif., to Grand Forks
in March 2005. Its first mission under UND's oversight
is scheduled to begin in June or July of 2005.
That mission will launch from Costa Rica and include
more than 100 scientists and 25 scientific instruments
in a study of hurricane origins.
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven, North Dakota University
Chancellor Dr. Robert Potts, and Grand Forks Air
Force Base Acting Wing Commander Col. Scott Reese
applauded the news.
"Securing this prestigious NASA agreement
is certain evidence of how Centers of Excellence
can promote new enterprises and create better-paying
jobs in North Dakota," Gov. Hoeven said.
"We worked to convince the administration
that North Dakota is the right location for this
important project and that UND can meet the exacting
demands of some of the world's most talented engineers
"NASA's decision to place its premier research
aircraft in North Dakota is wonderful news for
UND and the entire state," said Chancellor
Potts. "The Roundtable on Higher Education
focused the University System on becoming a more
powerful engine for economic development in our
state. This partnership between NASA and UND has
all the key components of the roundtable vision
- educational excellence, research opportunities,
and high-level, professional positions. This type
of synergy is exactly what is needed to help create
a brighter future for North Dakota and our people."
"We are happy to be able to provide support
to UND and this program and we look forward to
aiding UND and NASA with this program," said
Col. Reese, Vice Commander, 319th Air Refueling
Wing at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. "We
have been fortunate to enjoy a strong relationship
with both the university and the community. This
is another example of that continuing partnership."
Solberg will speak at winter commencement Dec.
Robert A. Solberg, retired vice
president of Texaco Inc., and a 1969 graduate,
will give the main address at winter commencement,
2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Solberg was born in Grand Forks, raised in Lakota,
and graduated from the University in 1969 with
a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
He then joined Texaco, Inc. where he held increasingly
responsible positions in the United States and
throughout the world. After his retirement in
2002 he joined the board of directors of Pioneer
Natural Resources Company, a Dallas-based international
oil company and JDR Cable Holdings, Ltd., a British
oil field supply company where he is now chairman.
He has recently become a partner in two start-up
investment companies and will continue to work
with industry growth initiatives in other ways.
Solberg currently serves on the UND Alumni Association
and Foundation board.
celebrates renovated UND Fargo Center
President Charles Kupchella helped
celebrate the newly renovated UND Fargo Center
with a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov.
29. Robert Boyd, vice president for student and
outreach services, and James Shaeffer, associate
vice president for student and outreach services
and dean of outreach services, also took part
in the ceremony.
Located at 1919 North Elm Street, the UND Fargo
Center offers a number of credit and non-credit
courses, 18 degree programs and over 62 certificates.
Courses are delivered online, by mail correspondence,
face-to-face and through the North Dakota Interactive
Video Network. In addition, the UND Fargo Center
also offers conference and workforce development
services. For more information, call (701) 293-4186
or visit www.undfargo.und.edu.
school named national center of excellence in
women's health regional demonstration project
The School of Medicine and Health
Sciences has been named a National Center of Excellence
in Women’s Health Demonstration Project
for Region VIII of the Public Health Service.
The designation was made recently by the Office
on Women’s Health, a division of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.
The family medicine department, chaired by Elizabeth
Burns, has received nearly $500,000 for the four-year
project to develop a comprehensive, coordinated
and integrated program to improve health care
for women in North Dakota.
The project, which encompasses Colorado, Montana,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming,
will focus on five key areas:
1. recruitment, retention and promotion of women
2. professional education and training in women’s
3. community outreach;
4. clinical care, and
The clinical care component will be carried out
in partnership with Altru Health System under
the leadership of Michael Brown, chair of the
Altru obstetrics and gynecology department, Grand
“Altru has developed an integrated
model for excellence in clinical care that we
will adapt for women’s health,” Burns
said. “Together, we play to develop a model
of care that can be adopted by clinical offices
where women of all ages receive their health care.”
Other component directors are: recruitment and
retention (professional development), Mary Ann
Sens, professor and chair of pathology; education,
Rosanne McBride, assistant professor of family
medicine; community outreach, Mary Wakefield,
director of the Center for Rural Health; and research,
Sharon Wilsnack, professor of neuroscience. Jim
Beal, assistant professor of family medicine,
serves as deputy co-director with McBride and
will lead the program evaluation team.
“These programs do amazing work,”
said Burns, who was part of the Center of Excellence
at the University of Illinois at Chicago which
started in 1998. “They are established to
bring together those working, teaching and doing
research on women’s health issues. We have
a lot of strength in those areas at UND and at
Altru. This contract is a way for all of us to
make an important difference at the statewide
The new demonstration project, along with a similar
one recently established at the University of
South Dakota, will focus on the needs of women
in rural areas as well as the needs of diverse
populations, especially American Indian women.
“This is a tremendous honor for the UND
School of Medicine and Health Sciences,”
said H. David Wilson, vice president for health
affairs and dean of the medical school. “We
are very pleased to be selected for this incredible
opportunity to impact, in a comprehensive way,
the quality of health care – and therefore
the quality of life – for women throughout
The goal of the center is to involve all health
professionals statewide who provide care to women
of all ages, Burns said. “We plan on developing
a resource center for women, a clinical care model
that is interdisciplinary and focuses on prevention,
and research opportunities to see what really
works for women here in North Dakota.”
Other Center of Excellence programs were established
in 1997, 1998 and 2003 in academic health centers
such as Boston University Medical Center, Harvard
Medical School, Brown University, the University
of California at Los Angeles and San Francisco,
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Virginia
Commonwealth University, and the universities
of Arizona, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Washington and Wisconsin.
More information on the Center of Excellence may
be found at http://www.4woman.gov/coe/links.htm.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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
Please consider serving as a
“green vest volunteer” at winter commencement
Friday, Dec. 17, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Volunteers seat guests, help organize our graduates,
and greet campus visitors who attend the ceremony.
Commencement begins at 2 p.m. and all volunteers
are asked to report to the lower level of the
Chester Fritz Auditorium by 12:30 p.m. for a short
briefing and to receive assignments. We anticipate
that commencement will conclude by approximately
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
& Clark lecture series held at Museum
The North Dakota Museum of Art
presents a lecture series in conjunction with
the exhibition, Lewis & Clark: Rivers, Edens,
Empires. The lectures are organized by a committee
of community and faculty members from the history
and Indian studies departments.
Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Birgit Hans (Indian studies) will discuss
A Vast and Open Plain. Edited by North
Dakotan Clay Jenkinson, the book features all
Lewis & Clark journal entries written within
North Dakota’s borders. As a former German
citizen, Hans is interested in European perceptions
of American Indian cultures. She will discuss
American Indian customs as described by Lewis
& Clark during their stay in North Dakota.
“Before Lewis & Clark” will be
presented by Sebastian Braun (Indian studies).
He was born and raised in Basel, Switzerland,
and studied ethnology, history and philosophy
at the University of Basel before coming to the
United States. He wrote his thesis on traditional
intercultural relations in Alaska and the Yukon
and his dissertation on contemporary tribal bison
ranching and human-animal relations on the Great
“Archaeology Along the Lewis and Clark Trail:
The Physical Evidence of the Expedition,”
will be presented by Dennis Toom, director of
archaeological research and senior principal investigator
in anthropology. For over 25 years Toom has specialized
in the prehistoric archeology of the northern
Great Plains. He is widely recognized as one of
the foremost authorities on the archeology of
the Middle Missouri subarea of the Plains and
the Plains village traditions.
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m.
“The Most Important Event: Lewis
and Clark in North Dakota,” by Kim Porter
(history), who specializes in agricultural and
oral history and the history of North Dakota,
with a particular interest in the Lewis &
“Jefferson’s World,” by Tom
Howard (history, retired). Throughout his career
he primarily focused on American colonial history
and the American Revolution. Howard also directed
the history graduate program for many years.
“Sacagewea’s Statue,” by Gordon
Iseminger (history) who earned significant recognition
as a North Dakota historical scholar. He joined
the UND faculty in 1962 and is one of the longest-serving
faculty members at the University.
“Found Poetry from Patrick Gass’ Journals,”
by Darin Kerr (English and honors), Kerr has acted
and directed in the region for many years. He
is currently working on his own manuscript, a
collection of poems about the life of Louisa Adams,
wife of John Quincy Adams.
Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
“The Indian World Reacts to Lewis
and Clark,” by Greg Gagnon (Indian studies).
Gagnon’s talk will center on the questions,
“How might Indian leaders have reacted to
Lewis and Clark? How might they have given Lewis
and Clark significance?”
Excerpts from William Borden’s musical play,
Sakakewea. Borden is a novelist, playwright, poet,
and essayist whose plays have won over 20 national
competitions and more than 180 productions. A
core playwright at The Playwrights’ Center
in Minneapolis, he is Playwright in Residence
with Listening Winds Theatre and fiction edition
of The North Dakota Quarterly.
Tracy Potter, author of Sheheke, Mandan Indian
Diplomat: The Story of White Coyote, Thomas Jefferson,
and Lewis and Clark will read from his book, followed
by a book signing. On Oct. 24, 1804, the life
of Sheheke, a Mandan chief, changed forever with
the arrival of the American explorers Meriwether
Lewis and William Clark. In 1806, Sheheke would
travel from North Dakota with Lewis and Clark
to meet President Thomas Jefferson in Washington,
D.C. Potter’s study shows the changes that
Sheheke experienced and his views of the Americans.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial
Drive on the UND campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
During the Lewis & Clark exhibition, hours
will be extended on Thursday nights until 9 p.m.
There is no admission charge but the suggested
donation for this exhibition is $5. For additional
information call 777-4195. – North Dakota
Museum of Art.
examinations set for two candidates
The final examination for Jodi
Bergland Holen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree
with a major in teaching and learning: higher
education, is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2,
in Room 206 Education building. The dissertation
title is “Millionaire Mavericks in Higher
Education: Ralph Engelstad and the University
of North Dakota.” Kathleen Gershman (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Lynette M. Krenelka,
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major
in education, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec.
9, in Room 206, Education building. The dissertation
title is “A Case Study of the Short Life
of the U.S. Open University: Perspectives of Administrators,
Board Members, Associate Faculty and Staff.”
Katrina Meyer (educational leadership) is the
The public is invited to attend. – Joseph
Benoit, dean, graduate school.
seminar focuses on "Zero Tolerance Ecology"
The biology department will host
a seminar Friday, Dec. 3, at noon in 141 Starcher
Hall. Andrew Tyre will present “Zero Tolerance
Ecology: How to Tell When Birds are Really Not
There With the Least Possible Effort.”
Dr. Tyre is from the School of Natural Resource
Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
His research uses theoretical models to understand
real ecological systems at scales larger and longer
than can be addressed with traditional experimental
and observational studies. His modeling approach
typically begins with observations of real systems,
followed by the use of modern statistical methods
to quantitatively fit ecological models to empirical
data. Dr. Tyre’s work with survey data allows
him to develop simple models fit directly to ecological
data. His other interest is in identifying the
limits of what simple models can tell us about
ecological systems, which has included using spatially
explicit simulation models to create artificial
realities sampled by virtual ecologists. This
approach has allowed him to directly link the
kinds of data collected by ecologists with the
underlying dynamic processes. – Biology
geography professor surveys economics of India
piece by piece
A native of India, visiting geography
professor Sudhir Thakur will lecture on “Structure
and Structural Changes in India: A Fundamental
Economic Structure (FES) Approach,” Friday,
Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in 157 Ireland Hall. Thakur
will take a unique approach to studying economies
by considering the spatial, or regional characteristics
of an economy, using his findings for the recommendation
of policy and development analysis.
He hopes to continue his work at UND applying
his unique look at regional economics to the problems
of North Dakota.
The FES approach to studying economies advocates
the measurement of economic structure, or as Thakur
explained, “the notion that selected characteristics
of regional economies will vary predictably with
economic size.” As an economic geographer,
he seeks to find noticeable relationship patterns
between a region's size and the economic transactions
of that region. Thakur has found patterns in India,
and hopes to find patterns in North Dakota that
allow regional analysts to predict economic change.
“Economic geographers can provide insight
to the problems and potential solutions to arrest
the trend of economic decline and suggest viable
policies to improve economic vitality,”
Thakur uses the FES approach because traditional
input-output tables take time, money and manpower
to compile for national and regional economies.
It takes, at times, several years for national
governments to acquire and produce economic information
about an area. The regional approach that an economic
geographer takes allows the information to become
detailed, more ready and applicable. “A
single individual cannot acquire information for
all firms and institutions in a nation about where
a firm got its inputs and to whom it sold its
outputs,” Thakur has learned. His work has
extracted economic patterns from national and
regional input-output tables for understanding
structure and structural changes in India.
To come to his findings, Thakur looked at differences
in the endowment of natural resources across a
region. This included agriculture, forestry, mining
and tourism. By using regional analytic techniques,
spatial analysis methods and geographic information
systems (GIS), economic geographers could better
understand a region’s economy.
With the flight of young and skilled people, the
loss of employment opportunities, and businesses
relocating outside of the state, North Dakota
has much to be concerned with economically. Thakur
hopes to continue his work here at UND finding
solutions to North Dakota’s economic development.
He hopes to do this by applying his knowledge
of economic geography and FES.
Thakur began his studies in India, receiving a
bachelor’s in mathematics and economics
from Delhi University in 1987 and a master’s
from Panjab University in 1996. He studied geography
for a second master’s at the University
of Akron in 1998 and received a doctorate from
Ohio State University in 2004. Since leaving Ohio
State, Thakur has been a visiting assistant professor
in economic geography at UND. – Geography.
vaccine clinics held Dec. 3
Student health services will
hold an influenza vaccine clinic on Friday, Dec.
3, in conjunction with the Craft Fair in the Memorial
Union. It will be held near the Fireside Lounge
on the second floor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until
supplies are gone. There is a limited amount of
the injectable vaccine – available only
to persons at high risk for complications from
influenza, and nasal FluMist – for healthy
students, faculty and staff between the ages of
18 and 49. The cost is $15 for either vaccine,
which can be paid on site or charged to your UND
account. Insurance will not be filed. –
Student health services.
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
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 served 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.
youth group presents recital
Students in the Divertimento
youth chamber music program will present their
winter recital Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., Hughes
Fine Arts Center. Five string quartets, comprised
of 20 students in grades 5-12, will perform music
of Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Admission is free.
Suzanne Larson and Naomi Welsh co-direct the Divertimento
program; coaching the groups are Greater Grand
Forks Symphony members Gerald Gaul, Eric Lawson
and Suzanne Larson.
Divertimento is a project of the Greater Grand
Forks Symphony Association’s Youth Orchestra
Program. It was founded four years ago by GGFSO
principal cellist Naomi Welsh to provide intermediate
and advanced strings musicians with an opportunity
to work together in small ensembles coached by
members of the Symphony as well as visiting professional
musicians. It has received support from the Grand
Forks Parks District Ulland Fund, The Buffalo
Commons Chamber Music Society, the North Dakota
Council on the Arts, and Marshall Fields.
For more information, check the Symphony website
at www.grandforkssymphony.org or email email@example.com.
— Greater Grand Forks Symphony.
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet
Monday, Dec. 6, in 305 Twamley Hall at 3:05 p.m.
An agenda will be forthcoming. –Joseph Benoit,
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
-- 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 downtown.
Please call Cheryl Gilbertson in the UND hockey
office at 777-3103 or e-mail her at CherylGilbertson@mail.und.nodak.edu
by Monday, Dec. 6. The charter needs to be almost
full by this date or it may be cancelled. –
lists winter schedule
The Empire Arts Center in downtown
Grand Forks will host a wide variety of hot entertainment
to help warm up your cold winter nights during
December 2004 and January 2005. Entertainment
forms include dance, comedy, film, and live music.
Highlights include appearances by dance groups
Dance Etc. and the North Dakota Ballet, and the
Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra concerts.
The Empire will also be a host site for First
Night Grand Forks. Stop by this winter to warm
your toes and sample some of the best local entertainment
in Grand Forks.
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6-7, and Thursday and
Friday, Dec. 9-10: Dance Etc. Holiday Show, 7
Sunday, Dec. 26: Nine and Numb Improv Comedy,
Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 28-29: North Dakota
Ballet, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 30: Showtime @ the Empire, 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 31: Movies, 10 a.m. and First Night,
Thursday, Jan. 27: Showtime @ the Empire, 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29-30: Greater Grand
Forks Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and
2 p.m. Jan. 30.
A photography display of North Dakota scenes titled
“Footprints” will be on display in
the Empire art gallery throughout the months of
December and January. For more information on
the Empire or our schedule, please contact Mark
Landa at (701) 746-5500.
Below are U2 workshops for Dec.
6-15. 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.
Please note: We have reason to believe that we
did not receive some online registrations from
Nov. 8 through Nov. 16. If you registered for
a workshop and have not received a confirmation
from us, please either register again or contact
me at 777-2128.
Word XP, Beginning: Dec. 6,
8, and 10, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine
hours total). Learn basic features of the program,
create a document, edit and format text, format
paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards,
proof a document, set display and print options,
and mail merge wizard. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
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
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
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
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
“U” sessions discuss PeopleSoft each
Connect “U” ND weekly
information sessions will be held Tuesdays at
9 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. At
each session, presenters will discuss preparation
for and the upcoming implementation of ConnectND.
Crow reads from new poetry collection
Barbara Crow will read from her
new chapbook of poems, Going On, at the North
Dakota Museum of Art Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.
Going On is the latest publication by Dacotah
Territory Press of Moorhead, Minn., a small, independent,
non-profit publisher of contemporary poetry from
the Upper Midwest.
Crow, a native of New Zealand, is also the author
of a collection of poems, Coming Up For Light
and Air, which was a winner in the Minnesota Voices
Project Competition. Her poetry and prose have
been published in literary journals, magazines
and anthologies. Crow is a commentator for North
Dakota Public Radio.
“These exquisitely honed poems, ‘ravenous
. . . for beauty,’ and for life, satisfy
a hunger in both reader and writer with lush references
to food and the sense of taste. This poet’s
world takes one beyond grieving and loss in language
clear, precise, and always fresh . . .”
writes Madelyn Camrud, author of This House is
Filled With Cracks, of Crow’s Going On.
“Whether in the simplest domestic settings,
or in travel images, the poems in this collection,
like minimalist paintings, startle a reader with
their individual beauty, yet come together like
a well-hung gallery wall. The reader is satisfied
by the collective colors, shapes, and images,
and fed by the poet’s own instinctual hunger
for life and beauty.”
Debra Marquart, author of two books of poetry,
Everything’s a Verb, and From Sweetness,
and a book of fiction, The Hunger Bone: Rock and
Roll Stories, writes of Crow’s new collection:
“If these poems are often about the necessity
of staying put, they are equally about the imperative
to move, to survive, to go on. . . As a fortunate
reader, we are invited along on the journey to
experience ‘the sea throbb(ing) in our veins,’
and the yearning of ‘too much ocean between
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be offered
at the reading, and the public is invited to attend.
There is no admission charge. The North Dakota
Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on
the campus of the University of North Dakota.
To contact the Museum call 777-4195. – North
Dakota Museum of Art.
classroom display system featured at open house
The mathematics department will
host an open house to demonstrate their new wireless
classroom display system on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
To see this system in action, try it or just ask
questions, attend the open house from 2:30 to
4:30 p.m. in 307 Witmer Hall. There will be a
short presentation at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will
be served. – Dave Morstad, mathematics.
council meets Dec. 9
The University Research Council
will meet Thursday, Dec. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. in
the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. –
Peter Alfonso, vice president for research.
Ministry Association hosts St. Nicholas Celebration
Please join the Campus Ministration
Association for a St. Nicholas Celebration Thursday,
Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Christus
Rex Lutheran Center. Come for lunch, conversation,
and Christmas carols. Bring a friend or two! –
Lisa Burger (student academic services), on behalf
of Campus Ministry Association.
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
cutting celebrates Old Main Marketplace Food Court
Old Main Marketplace, the Dining
Services Food Court in the Memorial Union, will
celebrate their grand opening week Dec. 6-10 with
a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10,
at 3 p.m. The University community is welcome
Dining services is a true partner with the state
of North Dakota and Gov. Hoeven’s economic
and agricultural initiatives. Dakota Deli in the
Old Main Marketplace serves products from North
Dakota producers, Cloverdale Food Company and
Baker Boy Breads. As part of the ribbon cutting
ceremony, representatives from Cloverdale Food
Company and Baker Boy Breads will attend.
Specials this week include A&W Coney (Chili)
Dogs for $.99 on Tuesday, buy one slice of Sbarro
pizza and get a half slice for only $.99, and
pie and coffee for $1.89 anytime after 2 p.m.
Register all week for prizes.
Anchored by franchises A&W Express –
All American Food and Sbarro Pizzeria, the marketplace
offers a remodeled environment with an emphasis
on quick service and wide variety. In addition
to the franchises, Dakota Deli, World Market,
and an extensive Grab n’ Go area complete
the marketplace layout. – Dining services.
Chorale, Children’s Choir team up for Christmas
The Grand Forks Master Chorale
and their special guests, the Grand Cities Children’s
Choir, will present two holiday treats this year.
The two groups, plus a small orchestra, will perform
Christmas concerts Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11
and 12. Both concerts start at 7:30 p.m. at United
Lutheran Church. The Grand Cities Children’s
Choir’s Primo Voce and Carino Voce perform
Dec. 11; the Accordo Voce and Canto Voce groups
perform Dec. 12. The concerts will feature many
holiday classics as well as audience participation.
Tickets are available in advance at reduced prices
at the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 777-4090. Tickets
will also be available at the door. Ticket prices:
general audience, $12 in advance, $15 at the door;
senior citizens, $8 in advance, $10 at the door;
students, $5 in advance and $7 at the door. –
Grand Forks Master Chorale.
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.
classes begin at 4 p.m. Jan. 10
The spring academic calendar
approved by the Board of Higher Education is different
this year from previous years. Please note that
classes for spring semester begin at 4 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 10. This means that any class that is scheduled
to meet on Mondays with a starting time of 4 p.m.
or later will meet Monday, Jan. 10. Classes that
are scheduled to meet on Mondays with a starting
time earlier than 4 p.m. will meet at their next
regularly scheduled time after Jan. 10. If you
have questions about this change, please contact
the registrar’s office at 777-2711. –
Nancy Krogh, University registrar.
sponsors structural equation modeling workshop
The University of Manitoba psychology
department will sponsor a Structural Equation
Modeling (SEM) workshop.
This one-day workshop assumes no prior experience
with SEM, and is intended as both a theoretical
and practical introduction. An understanding of
SEM will be developed by relating it to participant’s
previous knowledge of multiple linear regression,
and then by expanding it to allow for correlated
and causally related latent constructs. Participants
will start with path analysis among measured variables,
move into confirmatory factor models, and finally
into structural models involving latent causality.
Examples will be accompanied by popular SEM computer
software input and output from SIMPLIS (LISREL).
The workshop will be conducted by Gregory R. Hancock,
professor of measurement, statistics and evaluation
at the University of Maryland, College Park. His
research has been focused primarily in the area
of structural equation modeling (SEM), with specific
interest in latent variable experimental design
and analysis (e.g., latent means models) and latent
growth modeling. His work has appeared in such
journals as Psychometrika, Structural Equation
Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Psychological
Bulletin, Journal of Educational and Behavioral
Statistics, Review of Educational Research, Communications
in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, and
Educational and Psychological Measurement. He
is the past chair of the SEM special interest
group of the American Educational Research Association
(1997-2000), serves on the editorial board of
several methodological and applied journals, and
teaches seminars and workshops in SEM all over
the U.S. He is also currently co-editing an advanced
SEM text with Ralph O. Mueller of The George Washington
The workshop will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , in 100 Fletcher Argue Building,
University of Manitoba campus. The registration
fee is $100. This fee will be refunded if cancellation
notification is received prior to Jan. 7. Lunch
and refreshments will be provided. For further
information, contact Harvey Keselman, 204-474-8268,
204-474-7563 (fax), email@example.com; or
Dr. Hancock will also present a talk Friday, Jan.
14, in P412 Duff Roblin Building at 3:30 p.m.,
titled “Fortune Cookies, Measurement Error,
and Experimental Design.” This invited presentation
will discuss the theoretical and practical detriments
of measurement error in traditional univariate
and multivariate experimental design, and point
toward modern methods that facilitate greater
accuracy in effect size estimates and power in
hypothesis testing. These more recent methods
fall within the structural equation modeling paradigm,
in which population mean-level inference is made
at the level of the theoretically error-free construct
underlying the fallibly measured operationalizations
used within traditional experimental design framework.
— Barry Milavetz, interim director,
research development and compliance.
energy conference will be held in Grand Forks
The Wind Energy and Rural Development
in North Dakota Conference has expanded to incorporate
additional topics on renewable energy, including
biomass energy, alternative fuels, and hydrogen,
as well as wind. Now called Renewable Energy in
the Upper Midwest, the conference is set for Feb.
23-24 at the Alerus Center.
The conference boasting nationally-recognized
speakers, will cover topics on regional advancements
in wind energy, wind legislation, transmission,
wind energy markets, financing methods for wind
projects, biopower, bioproducts (chemicals and
biorefining), biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel),
and hydrogen from renewables.
“The Energy & Environmental Research
Center is committed to exploring a full range
of energy options to address the most challenging
issue for this country-energy security,”
said Director Gerald Groenewold. “With considerable
help from Sen. Byron Dorgan and our private industry
partners, we have developed strategic centers
of excellence in biomass, wind, and alternative
fuels and have been designated as the National
Center for Hydrogen Technology.”
The trade show portion of the conference is also
being expanded to include more exhibitors than
ever before to showcase their products and services.
The opening session of the conference, Feb. 23
from 8:30 a.m. to noon, is free and open to the
general public (registration is required). The
full two-day conference, including all technical
sessions, meals, the exhibit social, and conference
materials, is $100. Register by Feb. 18 by visiting
our web site at www.undeerc.org/re or call LaRae
Foerster at 777-5246.
More than 430 people from 30 states and two Canadian
provinces attended the Wind Energy and Rural Development
in North Dakota V Conference in Fargo last year.
More than 600 people are anticipated to attend
the 2005 conference.
The conference is sponsored by U.S. Sen. Dorgan,
in conjunction with the EERC, the North Dakota
Department of Commerce Division of Community Services,
the Plains Organization for Wind Energy Resources
(POWER), the Center for Biomass Utilization, the
U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department
of Agriculture through the National Alternative
Fuels Laboratory (NAFL). – Energy &
Environmental Research Center.
resource access improved at Chester Fritz Library
The Chester Fritz Library, in
cooperation with continuing education and information
technology systems and services (ITSS), has improved
off-campus access to networked library resources.
A new proxy system has been installed to promote
easier linking to library resources located at
sites around the world. The proxy system helps
identify the UND user to the computer system holding
the desired database or journal and eliminates
the need for remote users to change settings on
their browsers each time they wish to connect
to a different computer database. Now off-campus
users may enter their U-mail account information
and password, then proceed to access the desired
electronic resource. “We have been looking
for a better way to link off-campus students and
faculty to the library’s electronic resources,”
said Wilbur Stolt, director of Libraries. “This
new proxy service makes linking nearly seamless
and has really reduced the number of technical
questions to the reference desk.”
The new proxy service is a cooperative effort
of the Chester Fritz Library, continuing education
and ITSS. The computer hardware and software was
purchased by the library and continuing education.
The system is housed in ITSS and is jointly managed
by ITSS and library staff. James Shaeffer, dean
of outreach program is very supportive of the
new proxy service, “one of the major initiatives
of UND’s strategic plan is to serve our
growing off campus audience and the new proxy
provides an improved service for our off campus
clientele.” The Division of Continuing Education
supports over 20,000 enrollments annually. Many
of the students use resources and services of
the Chester Fritz Library, which offers over 65
databases, 16,000 electronic journals, and over
8,000 electronic books. For more information about
off-campus access to Library resources, go to
web address, http://www.library.und.edu/gethelp/remoteaccess.jsp.
— Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.
report forms available Dec. 2
The grade report forms will be
available in the registrar’s office for
pick-up by department offices beginning at 9 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 2. The procedures for completion
will be noted in a memo attached to the report
Please note: Grade report forms must be hand-delivered
to the registrar’s office no later than
noon Tuesday, Dec. 21. – Ray Pospisil, assistant
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 presidents,
deans, and members of the University Planning
and Budgeting Council.
Please submit final* unit plans as word files
or preferably as PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institutional research will post the plans online.
Unit plans were due Nov. 15; college and division-level
plans are due by 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.
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
Due to be run (batch jobs) by Dec. 22:
-- Facilities system upload
-- Student health upload
-- EERC AP upload
-- Aerospace upload
-- Telecommunications upload
-- Traffic upload
-- Printing center upload
Due to accounting services by noon Dec.
-- 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
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
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 will be required for processing.
Whenever possible, we request that you submit
budgets to grants and contracts before Dec. 3,
so that staff have an opportunity to review the
financial information for proposals that must
be sent out during the time period we will be
closed. Because of the risk to the institution,
we cannot guarantee that proposals submitted on
short notice will be processed in time to meet
the sponsor deadline. – Barry Milavetz,
interim director, research development and compliance.
offers purchasing card training
Accounting services will offer
a purchasing card training session Wednesday,
Dec. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union. – Kathie Howes, accounting
lists final exam hours
Chester Fritz Library hours during
final exams are: Friday, Dec. 10 (reading and
review day), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Dec.
11, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m.
to midnight; Monday through Thursday, Dec. 13-16,
8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
library lists final exam hours
Extended final exam hours for
the law library are: Friday, Dec. 3, 7:30 a.m.
to midnight; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, 10
a.m. to midnight; Monday through Friday, Dec.
6-10, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, Dec. 11,
7:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
to midnight; Monday through Thursday, Dec. 13-16,
7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 17 (last day
of exams), 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Jane Oakland,
Thormodsgard Law Library.
of Research reorganized; note department name
As part of the reorganization
of the Division of Research the following department
name changes are now in effect:
From: Office of Research and Program Development
To: Research Development and Compliance
From: Technology Transfer Office
To: Technology Transfer and Commercialization
From: Office of Grants and Contracts Administration
To: Grants and Contracts Administration
To: ND EPSCoR
— Peter Alfonso, vice
president for research.
Library of Congress exhibition comes to Museum
“Rivers, Edens, Empires:
Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America,”
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
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
Affairs. — North Dakota Museum of Art.
Datebook items due Wednesday, Dec. 15
You are invited to submit your
UND events for inclusion in the spring Datebook
of activities by Wednesday, Dec. 15. Please send
additions or changes to Mavis at the University
relations office, 411 Twamley Hall (Box 7144),
or e-mail email@example.com.
The Datebook is published each semester and summer
and is distributed to thousands of people on the
campus, in the community, the region, and even
across the state. We hope you’ll submit
your events to be considered for inclusion. Examples
of the kind of activities you are encouraged to
submit include departmental-sponsored lectures
and presentations and cultural/academic displays
and exhibitions – anything you want people
to know about. Include the date and kind of event,
names of persons, such as speakers involved and
their titles, title of lectures, location and
time of event.
For further UND calendar information, check www.und/calendar.
— University relations.
service placards before Dec. 6
Service vehicle placards will
expire Monday, Dec. 6. Please bring your placard
to the Memorial Union parking and traffic office
for revalidation. There is no charge to renew
your placard. – Parking and traffic.
invited for departmental research award
Nominations for the Fellows of the University
Award for Departmental Excellence in Research,
recognizing research, scholarly, and creative
productivity, are due at the office of research
and program development Monday, Jan. 3. The
winning department will receive a $1,500 award
and a plaque at the Founders Day Banquet Feb.
Nominations should include information that
will allow the selection committee to judge
the quantity and quality of the research, scholarly,
and creative activities of the department. At
a minimum, such nominations should include a
listing of published research or other creative
or scholarly activities during the period 1999-2004.
Additional information for those years, such
as a brief synopsis of ongoing research activities,
the number and type of active sponsored projects,
dissertations or other research papers presented
by students, performances or scholarly presentations
by faculty, etc., should be included if they
contribute to the overall picture of a department’s
research, scholarly, and creative activities.
A statement of support from the dean is required.
To expedite the review process, nine copies
of the nomination and supporting documentation
should be submitted to ORPD.
The awardee will be selected by the same committee
which selects the Thomas J. Clifford Faculty
Achievement Award for Excellence in Research.
This committee includes the director of the
Office of Research and Program Development (chair),
the chair of the senate scholarly activities
committee, one faculty member from the senate
scholarly activities committee, three faculty
members from the University research council,
the chair of the faculty research seed money
council, and one member of the faculty research
seed money council.
Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination
until five years have passed, the departments
of microbiology and immunology, English, atmospheric
sciences, biology, neuroscience, and physics
may not be nominated this year.
If further information is desired, please call
the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278. – Barry Milavetz, interim
director, research and program development.
invited for faculty research award
invited for the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford
Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research.
The winner of this award will receive a plaque
and a check for $2,000 at the Founders Day Banquet
The following information should be provided:
(1) A listing of publications of significant,
original and high-quality research, scholarly,
and creative contributions in nationally recognized
professional journals that are refereed by peer
reviewers and/or a listing of juried competitions
and invited performances/exhibitions.
(2) Overall scholarly activities, such as service
as a reviewer of research proposals for federal
agencies or other funding sources, service as
a referee or editor for professional journals,
and contributions to training students in research,
scholarly, and creative endeavors;
(3) Potential for significant contributions to
enhancing the effectiveness of the subject matter
taught in the classroom.
Faculty, staff and students may make nominations,
and faculty are invited to nominate themselves.
Since the committee will not engage in the gathering
of documentation, each nomination or application
must be accompanied by thorough evidence of the
nominee’s qualifications for the award.
Nine copies of each nomination and supporting
documentation should be received at the Office
of Research and Program Development no later than
Monday, Jan. 3.
The awardee will be selected by the same committee
that selects the Fellows of the University Award
for Departmental Excellence in Research. This
committee includes the director of the Office
of Research and Program Development (chair), the
chair of the senate scholarly activities committee,
one faculty member from the senate scholarly activities
committee, three faculty members from the research
council, the chair of the faculty research seed
money council, and one member of the faculty research
seed money council.
Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination
until five years have passed, Manuchair Ebadi
(2004), Jody Rada and Jay Meek (2003), Joyce Coleman
and Jeffrey Lang (2002), Leon Osborne (2001),
and Edward Carlson (2000) may not be nominated
If further information is desired, please call
the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278. – Barry Milavetz, interim director,
research and program development.
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, $20.
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 fee, $20.
For additional information, please call 777-3947.
You may also visit the UCC web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu.
— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University
you ready for winter driving?
With the arrival of winter, the
hazards of winter driving must be taken seriously.
There are many simple things that you can do to
keep yourself safe and alive.
* Keep your gas tank at least half full. It will
prevent moisture condensation and extend your
run time if you get stranded.
* Clean all snow and ice off your vehicle before
you leave your parking spot. Keep a window scraper
and brush in your vehicle.
* Be sure that your vehicle is in good repair.
Your brakes, battery, tire tread and inflation,
windshield wipers/fluid, exhaust system, and cooling
system should all be checked.
* Drive defensively and slow down. Rain, snow,
and ice can decrease traction and cause you to
* If you get stranded, remember that it is usually
best to stay with your vehicle until help arrives.
* Have winter survival gear available in your
vehicle, especially if you will be driving out
of town. Things to consider:
* Boots, gloves, hat, and warm clothes
* Battery booster cables
* Lightweight shovel
* Candles or heating cans
* High energy /non-perishable food
* Matches or lighter
* Flares or bright cloth to signal help
* Cellular phone
* Survival kits are available at transportation
for state vehicles checked out for out-of-town
* Most importantly, if driving conditions are
poor, stay off the roads if at all possible.
— Safety and environmental health.
safety in mind as you decorate for holidays
Everyone enjoys the beauty of
holiday decorations. The beauty need not be spoiled
by an accident that could have been prevented.
Before you begin decorating inside and out this
season, keep in mind these safety tips:
-- Don’ t use strings of lights with damaged
or frayed wires. Throw them away.
-- Lights on campus must bear the Underwriters
Laboratory (UL) seal of approval and must be of
miniature size. Do not run wiring through doorways,
under carpeting, or through holes in a wall. The
use of extension cords should be avoided; rather,
a multiple-outlet power strip with an internal
circuit breaker is recommended. Always turn the
holiday lights off when you leave the building.
-- Candles, incense, or other devices with open
flames are prohibited in residence halls and campus
buildings, with the exception of apartment/family
housing and for supervised special events.
-- Decorations should not disguise, cover, or
interfere with any safety device, including fire
safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, exit
signs, sprinkler heads and piping, and fire alarm
-- Live cut trees on campus must have prior permission
from safety and environmental health and have
a tag showing that they have been treated with
flame-retardant. The tag must include the name
and registration number of the chemical used,
the name of the applicator, and the date of treatment.
Keep natural trees in water at all times to slow
the natural drying process.
-- Live trees are not permitted in the residence
halls. Artificial trees are allowed when placement,
lighting, decorations, and monitoring rules are
followed. They must be kept out of corridors and
away from doorways and heat sources.
-- Not all artificial trees are flame-retardant;
check for the tag that notes they have been flocked
and treated. Don’t risk using a cheaper
tree that is not fire resistant.
-- Do not place the tree so that it blocks a doorway,
corridor, or exit.
-- After the holidays, the sooner you get rid
of your Christmas tree and decorations the better.
The longer they stay up, the more of a problem
Decorating guidelines for apartment housing can
be referenced in the apartment policy handbook.
If you would like any further information on holiday
safety, please contact the our office at 777-3341.
Happy Holidays! — Safety and environmental
One lists guests
War veteran Brandon Erickson
has returned to college after recovering from
injuries received in Iraq, where the National
Guard soldier was stationed. We’ll hear
his story on the next edition of Studio One on
Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Erickson lost his right
arm in a July 2003 ambush north of Fallujah. He
will share his feelings about returning to university
life and how he plans to make a difference in
Also on the next edition of Studio One, Sandy
Bullinger will discuss how a tragedy led her to
help others. After her son Michael committed suicide
in 2003, Bullinger started a program to educate
teens about the realities of suicide.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North Dakota
Television Center. The program airs live on UND
Channel 3 at 5 p.m. Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can
be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily
and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television
airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program
can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot,
Minneapolis, the Portland, Oregon metro area,
the Denver, Colorado metro area, and Winnipeg,
Manitoba. — Studio One.
sought for parenting study
We are seeking single mothers,
who have never been married, divorced, separated,
or widowed, of children age 3, 4, and 5 to participate
in a study on parenting. Participation takes less
than one hour, and involves completion of questionnaires
about parenting. Mothers will be compensated $5
for their time. Call Matt Myrvik at 777-4348 for
information. – Jan Orvik, editor, for Matt
Myrvik, psychology graduate student.
sought for menopause study
If you are between 42 and 65
years old and interested in contributing to the
science of menopause, helping to identify methods
to reduce symptoms, and getting free test results
that include nutritional analysis, body composition,
foot reflexology treatment(s), and blood examination
(hormone profile, assessment for insulin resistance/diabetes),
you have an opportunity to participate in a study
Very few studies have documented the impact of
menopause on women. This study will look at nutritional
intake, physical activity patterns, and medical
history in relation to menopause.
Benefits include free nutritional analysis of
your food intake, free body composition analysis,
free foot reflexology treatment (some women will
receive multiple treatments), and free laboratory
tests (about half of the sample).
We are seeking female employees between 42 and
65 years of age who are going through or have
gone through non-surgical menopause and have not
had gynecological surgery (partial or total hysterectomy).
Tubal ligations are acceptable. You should not
be treated for diabetes or for cancer; or be treated
with prescription steroids (for example, Prednisone).
If you participate, you will complete questionnaires
about menopause, your medical history, and your
dietary intake; participate in an interview about
your physical activity; agree to have body measurements
taken; agree to receive one or more foot reflexology
treatments; and agree to have blood drawn (about
half of the sample); and spend between 3 and 6
½ hours of your time, spread over a six-month
The study will be conducted at the College of
Nursing and Student Health Service. To sign up
or for more information, call Heidi Schneider
at the Wellness Center to schedule an appointment,
777-2719. – Donna Morris, principal investigator,
sought for nutrition/memory study
In collaboration with James Penland
of the Grand Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research
Center and Patricia Moulton of the UND Center
for Rural Health, we are recruiting younger adults,
age 21 to 35, and older adults, age 60 to 80,
to participate in a study of the effects of nutritional
status on age differences in memory performance.
The study takes about three hours to complete.
The testing will occur at the Human Nutrition
Research Center in Grand Forks. You will be paid
$25 for your participation.
Your scores will be completely confidential and
will not be associated with your name; you will
be given a subject number and your name will not
be used. Participation will be limited to those
without any previous history of a stroke, multiple
sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. If you
are interested in scheduling a time to participate
or in finding out more about the study, please
call Brian VanFossen at 777-9925. – Tom
Petros, professor of psychology.
Your lunch menu
is just a click away. Find the daily menu for Twamley
Snack Bar, Wings Airport Café and Medical School
food cart at http://www.housing.und.edu/dining/menu.shtml.
Choose from hot entrees, soup, sandwiches, taco salad
Thursday and fresh baked pastries. Snack bars are open
to faculty, staff and students. – Dining services.
and coffee on special at Old Main Marketplace
Bring a friend to the Memorial Union
and stop in the Old Main Marketplace for pie and coffee.
Enjoy a slice of fresh baked pie and a cup of Seattle’s
Best Coffee for only $1.89. This special is good after
2 p.m., every day, from now until Jan. 7. – Dining
walking trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need
a break? Want to get in shape? Want to become renewed
and invigorated when outside? Check out the new walking
trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with Rick
Tonder, associate director of facilities, has created
14 walking/running trails for the UND campus. The trails,
approximately one mile in length, cover most regions
of campus and can be interconnected for a 5-10 mile
walk. Three of the trails are indoor routes for year-round
use. The School of Medicine loop even includes stair
climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the
risk at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See
you on the trails. – Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical