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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 16: December 9, 2005

President 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


Task 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, president.


UND to hold two winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 16

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 and summer.

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.


Faculty, administrative staff invited to take part in commencement

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 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.


Volunteers 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 by Friday, Dec. 9. Please feel free to call if you have any questions. – Fred Wittmann, vice president for student and outreach services office.


Doctoral 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.


Nordic 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 Center.

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 our own.”

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors, students and children. – Shelle Michaels, Empire Arts Center.


College 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 visit .

Demonstrations will take place in room 107 of the Learning Resource Lab in the nursing building. Everyone is welcome. — College of Nursing.


U2 lists workshops

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,; or online, 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.

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 director.

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.


Tickets 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.


Adele 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 positions.


Dan 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 Human Development.”

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.


Dorette 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.


Exam hours listed

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.

Law 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.



Technology 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


Applications 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 provost.

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 filled.

UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. – Vice president for academic affairs and provost.


Papers 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, history.


Students 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 -- Wellness center.


Museum 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 Admission is free; there is a $5 suggested donation for adults, change from children. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Museum 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 — North Dakota Museum of Art.


Golden 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 – Jan Orvik, editor, for Golden Key Honor Society.


New certificate program available for forensic computer examiner

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 years.

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 certification exam.

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 and click on internet, design and technical programs for further information. — Becky Rude, continuing education.


Season 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. 4.

Call 777-3788 or e-mail for an application and questions. – Wally Bloom, Ray Richards golf course.


Staff 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.


Use 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 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 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 become.

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 health.


Report 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.


Prepare 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 phone .

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.


Remembering 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 Anne.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St Mary’s Rd., Hillsborough, Ky.; Rotary International Foundation, or UNC Hospice.
— Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald.


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