43, Number 16: December 9, 2005
sends holiday greetings
Task force named to study UND's NCAA
UND to hold two winter commencement ceremonies
Faculty, administrative staff invited
to take part in commencement
Volunteers needed for winter commencement
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set for Kathleen Gallagher
Nordic Initiative presents play
College of Nursing to host clinical
U2 lists workshops
Tickets available for MLK Jr. awards
Kupchella named committee chair
Dan Rice receives educational service
Dorette Kerian named interim chief information
Exam hours listed for libraries
Technology department students win national
Applications sought for honors program
Paper sought for student history conference
Students can earn credits for discovering
Museum is open over the holidays
Museum Shop spotlights regional basket
weaver Eve Sumsky
Golden Key Honor Society will conduct
New certificate program available for
forensic computer examiner
Season golf pass available through payroll
Staff Senate raffle winners named
Use care with holiday decorations
Report icy conditions to plant services
Prepare for winter driving conditions
Remembering John H. Rogers
Kupchella sends holiday greetings
To All UND Faculty, Staff & Students,
Adele and I wish all of you a wonderful holiday
season! We hope you have plenty of opportunity
to be with families and to renew and strengthen
friendships. Although this tends to be a very
stressful, busy time of year for all, we hope
you do find some time to relax and refresh.
Thanks to the faculty and staff for all you
do for our students. All the best for a great
beginning of the new year.
Chuck & Adele Kupchella
force named to study UND’s NCAA classification
As called for in the University’s new
strategic plan, a task force has been named
to study optimal NCAA classification positioning
for UND. The charge to the task force includes
(1) becoming knowledgeable and helping UND stakeholders
become knowledgeable of the pros and cons of
UND’s current classification and the alternatives;
(2) designing, conducting and interpreting a
survey of all stakeholders/campus and community
support for UND’s current and alternative
classification; (3) providing an analysis of
what has been learned from the first two steps;
and (4) recommending a course of action for
UND for the near-term and/or longer-term future.
Robert Boyd, vice president for student and
outreach services, will chair the task force,
which includes students, faculty members, administrators,
and community members. The membership includes:
Dyana Beaton, president, Sioux Boosters; Alice
Brekke, budget director; Maria Bruggeman, head
women’s volleyball coach; Tom Buning,
athletic director; Danny Gagner, student-athlete;
Bobby Haskins, student body president; Dave
Hakstol, head men’s hockey coach; Phil
Harmeson, senior associate to the president/faculty
athletics representative; Ashley Haugen, student
government (invited); Sue Jeno, assistant professor,
physical therapy and chair, University Senate;
Paul LeBel, dean, School of Law; Don Kojich,
executive associate vice president, University
relations; Dale Lennon, head football coach;
Shannon Murphy, stud ent-athlete (invited);
Tim O’Keefe, executive vice president,
Alumni Association and Foundation; Judi Paukert,
community relations manager, Xcel Energy; Gene
Roebuck, head women’s basketball coach;
and Ken Vein, president, Letterwinners Association.
Additional senior faculty are yet to be named
to the task force. - Charles Kupchella,
to hold two winter commencement ceremonies Dec.
Because of the increasing number of graduates
receiving degrees in December, the University
will hold two winter commencement ceremonies
Friday, Dec. 16, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
All candidates receiving graduate degrees will
participate in a ceremony at 10 a.m.; all undergraduate
degrees will be awarded at 2 p.m.
This change will better accommodate the University’s
growing number of winter graduates and their
guests. The current single-ceremony format will
be retained for commencements in the spring
We hope that this change will encourage even
greater participation by our December graduates
and create a more comfortable, welcoming environment
for guests. – Charles Kupchella, president.
administrative staff invited to take part in
Faculty and administrative staff are encouraged
to march in academic regalia in the winter commencement
ceremonies Friday, Dec. 16, Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Two ceremonies will be held this year and faculty
and administrative staff are encouraged to participate
in one or both. The commencement for all graduate
students earning degrees will begin at 10 a.m.,
and all undergraduate degrees will be awarded
at a second commencement at 2 p.m. Faculty and
administrators should assemble in the lower
level of the Auditorium at least 30 minutes
prior to the ceremony. 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
Monday, Dec. 12, or send an e-mail message to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to participate
so that the appropriate number of seats can
be reserved. When responding, please make sure
to indicate if you’ll participate in one
or both ceremonies.
I encourage participation by faculty and administrative
staff to help make commencement a memorable
occasion for our graduates and guests. -
Charles Kupchella, president.
needed for winter commencement Dec. 16
Please consider serving as a green vest volunteer
at one or both of the 2005 winter commencement
ceremonies Friday, Dec. 16, at the Chester Fritz
Auditorium. Volunteers seat guests, help organize
our graduates, and greet campus visitors who
attend the ceremonies.
This year, UND will hold two commencement ceremonies,
one at 10 a.m. for graduate degrees and a second
at 2 p.m. for undergraduate degrees. Volunteers
are asked to report to the lower level of the
Chester Fritz Auditorium 90 minutes prior to
the start of the ceremony for a short briefing
and to receive assignments. We anticipate the
ceremonies to be 90 minutes in length.
If you are able to volunteer for one or both
ceremonies, please contact the Office of Ceremonies
and Special Events in the vice president for
student and outreach services office at 777-2724
or e-mail email@example.com by
Friday, Dec. 9. Please feel free to call if
you have any questions. – Fred Wittmann,
vice president for student and outreach services
examination set for Kathleen Gallagher
The final examination for Kathleen Gallagher,
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major
in counseling psychology, is set for 4 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 8, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The
dissertation title is “Preretirement Process
and Its Effect on the Workplace.” Donald
Daughtry (counseling) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend. –
Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Initiative presents play
Nordic Initiative presents North Dakota native
Ellen Snortland’s one-woman play, “Now
That She’s Gone,” at 7 p.m. Thursday
and Friday, Jan. 12 and 13, at the Empire Arts
The play explores Snortland’s often wacky,
irreverent and sometimes torturous relationship
with her Norwegian-American mother. “Her
funny and tragic, particular and universal story
sends us home with a better understanding of
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8
for seniors, students and children. –
Shelle Michaels, Empire Arts Center.
of Nursing to host clinical simulation representative
The College of Nursing will host a representative
from Medical Education Technologies, Inc, Tuesday,
Dec. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday,
Dec. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The representative
will demonstrate the advantages of using clinical
simulation equipment for instruction.
The Human Patient Simulator is a virtual patient
capable of simulating nearly any possible human
medical emergency, including allergic reactions,
the effects of nerve gas or weapons of mass
destruction, drug overdoses, and other traumatic
injuries. Once an emergency scenario is started,
the patient becomes a real “life”
placed in the hands of students who must diagnose
and administer the correct treatment. No interaction
from the instructor is needed once the program
has begun. Students can practice skills until
mastery is achieved. For more information please
Demonstrations will take place in room 107 of
the Learning Resource Lab in the nursing building.
Everyone is welcome. — College of
Below are U2 workshops for Jan. 9-12. Visit
our web site for more. Reserve your seat by
registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail,
U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name,
department, position, box number, phone number,
e-mail address, and how you first learned of
the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance;
it helps us plan for materials and number of
Duplicating Procedures: Jan.
9, 2-3 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. Learn
more about what is offered at duplicating services,
about the process of online job submission,
and to create PDFs. Presenters: Shawn Leake
and Sherry Metzger
Access XP, Beginning: Jan.
10, 12, & 13, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson
II Hall (nine hours total). Prerequisite: basic
understanding of computers, mouse and file saving/retrieval
skills. Introduces Access and relational databases.
Create a database, work with tables, queries,
forms, reports, and establish relationships.
Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Records Disposal Procedures:
Jan. 11, 10-11:30 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial
Union. Learn more about the process for destroying
or transferring records that have passed their
retention time limits. We’ll review the
forms used, discuss why it’s necessary
to document, and you will take part in a hands-on
run-through of the entire process. It’s
fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than
you think, and now’s the time to do it!
Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.
The Power of Employee Feedback (One
Minute Praise): Jan. 11 and 18, 10
a.m. to noon, 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. Learn
how the use of FAST Feedback techniques can
improve both the morale and retention of employees.
Participants will learn how to practice MBWA
and how to use positive feedback to affect the
performance of their employees in the workplace.
Presenter: Galen Cariveau, workforce development
Methamphetamine in our Community:
Jan. 12, 3- 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. This presentation will cover the history
of meth, both in its legal and illegal uses,
and how it came to be in our state and community.
Information will be presented on meth labs,
users, paraphernalia, the cyle of a user, updates
on meth legislation, and information on treatment
of addicts. Presenter: Officer Sue Shirek, Grand
Forks Police Department.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program.
available for MLK Jr. awards luncheon
The ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards
luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan.
27, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Tickets
are now available. The cost is $7 for general
admission, $5 for students and children over
12, and free for children 12 and under.
You may purchase tickets at the Memorial Union
info center, Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center,
2800 University Ave., or the apartment community
center (housing office). The deadline to purchase
tickets is Dec. 16. – Farouk Aregbe,
multicultural student services.
Kupchella named committee chair
UND First Lady Adele Kupchella was named chair
of the American Association of State Colleges
and Universities’ Spouse Wellness and
Counseling Committee at the AASCU annual meeting
held Nov. 20-22 in Phoenix. The Spouse Wellness
and Counseling Committee is an outreach group
that provides compassionate support, guidance,
counseling, and comfort to spouses of presidents
and chancellors facing extraordinary circumstances
in their personal or family lives.
Patricia Bohnet, executive assistant to President
Kupchella, served on a panel at the annual meeting
of the National Association of State Universities
and Land-Grant Colleges held Nov. 13-15 in Washington,
D.C. The presentation, “Building Powerful
Partnerships,” was made to NASULGC’s
Council of Presidents’ and Chancellors’
Spouses. The panelists focused remarks on how
they can assist the spouses of presidents and
chancellors in fulfilling the duties of their
Rice receives educational service award
Dan Rice, dean of education and human development,
has received the Educational Service Award from
the North Dakota Indian Education Association
(NDIEA). He was presented the award Oct. 20
by Leigh Jeanotte, director of American Indian
Student Services at UND.
“Dr. Rice has demonstrated a genuine commitment
to providing quality educational projects that
directly benefit young American Indian adults,”
said Jeanotte. “He is always highly sensitive
to their unique educational, personal and cultural
needs. Students have made comments about his
caring nature which makes them feel comfortable
and welcome at the College of Education and
The award is given annually to an individual
who is highly supportive and committed to the
provision of quality educational services that
benefit Indian children and adults.
“He has taken a leadership role in addressing
and discussing the controversial Sioux name
and logo in a truly objective and fair manner,”
Jeanotte said. “As a result, he
is most deserving of this honorable recognition.”
NDIEA is an association composed of primarily
American Indian educators throughout North Dakota.
It was formed to represent and promote quality
education as it pertains to the academic, social,
physical, cultural, and spiritual well-being
of American Indian children and adults.
Kerian named interim chief information officer
Dorette Kerian has been named interim chief
information officer. Kerian, ITSS director
since May 2001, is also director of the Higher
Education Computer Network (HECN) North.
Kerian joined the then-named computer center
in 1987, and served as associate director from
1989 to 2001.
She earned her bachelor’ s degree in social
science in 1969, her master’s in social
science in 1971, and the bachelor’s in
computer science in 1985, all from UND. —
Charles Kupchella, president.
Chester Fritz Library:
Chester Fritz Library hours of operation
for final exams are: Friday, Dec. 9 (Reading
and Review Day), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday,
Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 11,
1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday,
Dec. 12-15, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec.
16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Karen Cloud,
Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
The Harley E. French Library of the
Health Sciences hours for Dec. 12 through Jan.
10 are: Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 12-14,
regular hours; Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 17, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec.
18, closed; Monday through Friday, Dec. 19-23,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Dec.
24-26, closed; Tuesday through Friday, Dec.
27-30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Dec. 31-Jan. 2, closed; Tuesday through Friday,
Jan. 3-6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,
Jan. 7-8, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 9, regular
hours resume. – Health Sciences library.
Thormodsgard Law Library exam hours
are: Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30 a.m. to midnight;
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4, 10 a.m. to midnight;
Monday through Friday, Dec. 5-9, 7:30 a.m. to
midnight; Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 a.m. to midnight;
Sunday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday
through Thursday, Dec. 12-15, 7:30 a.m. to midnight;
Friday, Dec. 16 (last day of exams), 7:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. – Jane Oakland, circulation
manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
department students win national awards
Student members of the technology department’s
National Association of Industrial Technology
(NAIT) chapter won several awards at the November
NAIT conference in St. Louis.
The students took first place for the innovative
design and construction of their hydrogen fuel
cell-operated robot, which used a carbon fiber
chassis with laser-cut aluminum pieces to save
weight. They won second place for the robot
performance contest. The students took first
place for their ability to utilize an effective
electrical control system on the robot and to
explain its operation.
In addition, the students received first place
for their poster design, which was required
to display accurate drawings, images, and robot
specs. Student members from the technology department’s
Graphics and Photography Society assisted in
creating the award-winning poster design. —
Lynda Kenney, technology department, 777-2197
sought for honors program director
The University invites applications for director
of the undergraduate honors program. The director
will provide leadership in coordinating all
honors initiatives across campus, teach courses
in the honors program, and report directly to
the vice president for academic affairs and
Administrative responsibilities include: recruit,
retain, and advise students, develop curriculum
in coordination with academic departments, administer
the program budget, appoint and supervise instructional
and office staff, foster the development of
an active learning community within the honors
program including on the honors residence hall
wings, coordinate undergraduate honors research
and senior honors thesis programs, and coordinate
annual program review, assessment of student
learning, and strategic planning.
Desired qualifications: earned doctorate or
terminal professional degree, teaching experience
in a four-year college or university, record
of creative scholarship, excellent oral and
written communication skills, strong commitment
to interdisciplinary undergraduate education,
ability to work with diverse faculty, staff,
students, and administrators, excellent organizational
skills, demonstrated team leadership, experience
in teaching honors courses, and/or in directing
an honors program or a program for highly motivated
students is preferred, record of academic administrative
and leadership experience in a college or university,
and knowledge of current pedagogical trends
in undergraduate and honors education.
Interested candidates should submit a letter
of application, curriculum vita, and contact
information for at least three references to:
Ellen Erickson, assistant provost, University
of North Dakota, PO Box 8176, Grand Forks, ND
58202-8176. Review of applications will begin
Jan. 15, and continue until the position is
UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
institution. – Vice president for
academic affairs and provost.
sought for student history conference
Papers are sought for the first
annual Phi Alpha Theta student history conference,
which will be held March 3 and 4.
Proposals are welcome from undergraduate and
graduate students in any area of historical
research. Please contact Jennifer Westman, Phi
Alpha Theta president, P.O. Box 8096, UND, Grand
Forks, N.D., 58202, ; or Ty Reese (history),
faculty advisor, . The deadline for proposals
is Thursday, Dec. 15. – Ty Reese,
can earn credits for discovering wellness
The wellness center and the physical education
and exercise science department are announcing
a new course this spring semester:Intro to Wellness
— PEXS 455. The two-credit class provides
educational training on the seven dimensions
of wellness, developing and maintaining healthy
well being, and encourages a sense of self-fulfillment
through the formation of a healthy lifestyle.
Two sections of the course will be offered.
-- Monday (lecture), Wednesday (hands-on
learning experience) noon to 2 p.m. Call # 16155.
-- Monday (lecture), Friday (hands-on
learning experience) noon to 2 p.m. Call # 16156.
For more information, please contact Amy Johnson
in the PEXS department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Wellness center.
is open over the holidays
The North Dakota Museum of Art will be open
every day over the holiday season except Christmas
and New Year’s Days. Museum hours are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
weekends. The current exhibition will be on
display through Jan. 15.
Judy Onofrio’s object-filled work constructs
a world of fond memories, humor and stories
of life and art. Her work has always been geared
toward creating imagined journeys, unattainable
adventures and longed-for lands. In the 1990s
she began this pursuit of a land of delight.
Heavily influenced by the circus, the Day of
the Dead, the snake charmer and the fortune
teller’s den, Onofrio began to give form
and existence to the magically filled land known
simply as Come One, Come All – the circus
of a childhood imagination, not the smelly,
gritty, often tawdry circus of real life.
Come One, Come All resonates with exaggeration
and extravagance, glistens with color, and embellishes
childhood fantasies. Ultimately Onofrio succeeds
in creating a sculptural installation that is
a cornucopia of joy.
Judy Jennings, a former nurse, gave up the medical
field to concentrate on glass. According to
Jennings, “I began working with glass
years ago. I have cut it, leaded it, melted
it, fused it, torched it, painted it, and even
blown it. Glass is an endlessly fascinating
medium that keeps challenging me to learn new
ways of using it in my designs.” She has
pursued the study of both historical and contemporary
glass and has traveled extensively exploring
stained glass, glass painting, kiln fired glass,
architectural glass design, mold making, sand
casting, sandblasting and relief carving.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on
Centennial Drive, Grand Forks. For more information
please call 777-4195 or visit www.ndmoa.com.
Admission is free; there is a $5 suggested donation
for adults, change from children. –
North Dakota Museum of Art.
Shop spotlights basket weaver Eve Sumsky
The Museum Shop at the North Dakota Museum
of Art is spotlighting Tenstrike, Minn., basket
weaver Eve Sumsky. In 1999 she began selling
baskets at local craft/art fairs and to individuals.
Most recently, one of her baskets was featured
in the Museum ’s Autumn Art Auction. She
has studied weaving techniques and uses materials
including ratton reed and wicker. According
to the artist, her favorite baskets are those
that find a use and don’t end up as a
knick-knack on a table or shelf. She creates
designs that are visually appealing as well
as functional. All baskets are available for
purchase through the holidays.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located south
of Twamley Hall on Centennial Drive. Museum
Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, every day except Christmas Day and New
Year’s Day. For more information call
777-4195 or email email@example.com. —
North Dakota Museum of Art.
Key Honor Society will conduct textbook drive
Golden Key Honor Society will conduct a textbook
drive through Friday, Dec. 16. It is sponsored
by Better World Books and the National Center
for Family Literacy to help bring books back
into homes and lives after Hurricane Katrina
and help promote literacy worldwide. Donate
your textbooks at various locations including
the Memorial Union and the book stores. For
more information or to have your books picked
up please contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Golden Key
certificate program available for forensic computer
Continuing education has added a new, nationally
recognized online certificate program for forensic
computer examiner. The forensic computer examiner
field has grown tremendously in the past few
The primary certification for civilian forensic
computer examiners is the Certified Computer
Examiner certification. The online forensic
computer examiner program is an authorized training
course that prepares students to take the CCE
Students will be paired with an instructor for
one-on-one assistance. Please contact certificate
programs at 777-4269, or check our web site
at www.conted.und.edu/certificates and click
on internet, design and technical programs for
further information. — Becky Rude,
golf pass available through payroll deduction
Play golf at Ray Richards in 2006 at the 2005
rate. This offer is available to faculty and
staff who sign up for a season pass on payroll
deduction, which will occur over six pay periods
in January, February, and March. The amount
of the season pass will be deducted over six
pay periods in equal installments beginning
Jan. 15. The pass will be available when the
golf course opens in April. The amount deducted
per pay period is $40.03 for a total of $240.18
(includes tax), or $77.39 for a total of $464.34
(includes tax), for a family season pass. The
completed application must be returned by Jan.
Call 777-3788 or e-mail email@example.com
for an application and questions. –
Wally Bloom, Ray Richards golf course.
Senate raffle winners named
Winners of the “31 Days of Glory”
Staff Senate raffle are: Dec. 1, Nadine Kotowicz
(information technology systems and services);
Dec. 2, Ross Lange (off campus); Dec. 3, Mike
Brown (dining services); Dec. 4, Earl Battle
(Energy & Environmental Research Center,
$500); Dec. 5, Marlene Knutson (off campus);
Dec. 6, Patty McIntyre (women’s center).
Proceeds from the sale of these raffle tickets
help fund scholarships for dependents of UND
staff attending the University. Thanks to all
who purchased a ticket to support UND Staff
Senate and our programs. – Dennis
Stangl (TRIO programs), Staff Senate.
care with holiday decorations
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 out
so no one else will use them.
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 dormitories
and in campus buildings with the exception of
apartment/family housing and for supervised
-- 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 pull stations.
-- Live cut trees on campus must have
prior permission from safety and environmental
health and have a tag showing that they have
been flame-retardant treated. 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 watered at
all times to slow the natural drying process.
-- Live trees are not permitted in the
residence halls. Artificial trees (with flame
retardant rating) 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.
A tag that notes the tree has been flocked and
treated should be attached to the tree. 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 take down
Christmas tree and decorations the better. The
longer they stay up, the more of a problem they
Decorating guidelines for apartment housing
can be referenced in the UND Apartment Policy
Handbook. If you would like any further information
on holiday safety, please contact us at 777-3341.
Happy Holidays! — Safety and environmental
icy conditions to plant services
The weather has caused icy conditions on our
parking lots, roads, and sidewalks. We will
continue to salt and sand to reduce ice as much
as possible. Please report any hazardous conditions
to facilities at 777-2591. There are some things
that you can do to help reduce the risk of falling
on ice. Here are some helpful hints.
1. Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles.
Slick leather or rubber soles on dress shoes
are unsafe on ice.
2. Don’t walk with your hands in your
pockets. This reduces your balance if you slip
on the ice.
3. Take short to medium steps, or shuffle your
feet in very icy areas.
4. Don’t carry or swing heavy loads, such
as large boxes or cases, which could cause you
to lose your balance when walking.
5. When walking, curl your toes under and walk
as flat-footed as possible.
6. Don’t step on uneven surfaces. Step
well over or avoid curbs with ice on them.
7. Give your full attention on walking. Don’t
allow distractions such as getting your keys
out of your pocket, digging in your pocketbook
for items, etc., or talking on cell phones while
walking on ice. — Paul Clark, associate
director of facilities.
for winter driving conditions
Be prepared for the hazards of winter driving.
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 running time if you are 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 skid.
-- If you are stranded, remember that
it is usually best to stay with your vehicle
until help arrives.
-- Have winter equipment available in
your vehicle, especially if you will be driving
out of town. Things to consider include: boots,
gloves, hat, warm clothes, flashlight, battery
booster cables , lightweight shovel, candles
or heating cans, high energy /non-perishable
food, blanket, matches or lighter, flares or
bright cloth to signal help, rope, cellular
Survival kits are available at transportation
for out-of-town travel using state vehicles.
Most importantly, if driving conditions are
poor, stay off the roads if at all possible.
— Safety and environmental health.
John H. Rogers
John H. Rogers, professor emeritus of visual
arts and dean, College of Visual Arts, died
Nov. 27, 2005, at home in Chapel Hill, N.C.
He was 83.
He was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Walton, Ky., to
Mary York and Clarence Rogers. A colonel in
the United States Marine Corp Reserves, Rogers
was a veteran of WWII, which included intensive
raining in avionics at Harvard University and
MIT, and served in Korea as an avionics officer
and later as director of the Marine Corps Combat
Art Program during the Vietnam War.
He was educated at Holmes High School, Covington,
Ky., and earned his bachelor’s and master’s
degrees from the Tyler School at Temple University,
Philadelphia. Following experience in business
and industry as a designer and administrator,
Rogers served as dean of the Minneapolis College
of Art & Design, and dean and CEO of the
Atlanta College of Art. He came to UND in 1973
and retired in 1985 as dean of the College of
Visual Arts. He was also named an honorary emeritus
artist-in-residence at Earlham College, Ind.
Rogers was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal
Church, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill/Carrboro Sunrise
Rotary Club, retired member of docents at the
North Carolina Museum of Art, The American Crafts
Council, the C.G. Jung Society, the Honorable
Order of Kentucky Colonels and listed in Who’s
Who in American Art.
He was generous with his talents and time, encouraging
all those in his purview to develop and enhance
their natural gifts.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Colle Rogers,
at home; sons, David Y. Rogers and wife, Eugenia,
Asheville; and John C. Rogers, Oakland, Calif.;
and a sister, Anne Rogers Christensen, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laurie
Memorials may be made to St. Matthew’s
Episcopal Church, 210 St Mary’s Rd., Hillsborough,
Ky.; Rotary International Foundation, or UNC
— Jan Orvik, editor, with information
from the Grand Forks Herald.