43, Number 17: December 16, 2005
UND, top schools
partner with India University
|EVENTS TO NOTE
UND to hold
two winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 16
Faculty, administrative staff invited
to take part in commencement
GGF Symphony presents Amahl and the
Art Museum sets collage party and family
Agenda items due for Jan. 6 IRB meeting
Next Graduate Committee meeting is Jan.
Beauty Bites Beast author to present
Association for Women in Communication
Nordic Initiative presents play
Tickets available for MLK Jr. awards
Museum is open over the holidays
Graduate School sets scholarly forum
for Feb. 28-March 2
U2 lists workshops
Research Foundation meets for first time
Patients sought for medical history taking
Purchasing lists policies, procedures
Renew service vehicle parking placards
Christmas and New Year's holiday hours
listed for Chester Fritz Library, law library, Barnes
and Noble University Bookstore, and University Letter
Artist Katie McCleery featured in Museum
Dining services gift cards available
Staff Senate raffle winners named
Clothing donations sought for convalescing
top schools partner with India university
The University has joined 15 other universities
- including Harvard, Princeton and the University
of California in Los Angeles — in signing
an agreement with AMRITA University in India,
the Government of India’s Department of
Space, and the Government of India’s Department
of Science and Technology that makes UND and
the other schools partners in the Indo-US Inter-University
Collaborative Initiative in Higher Education
and Research. Six other American schools had
already have signed on to the consortium.
Greg Weisenstein, provost and vice president
for academic affairs, and Santhosh Seelan, associate
professor of space studies, attended the signing
ceremony in New Delhi, India, Dec. 7. Weisenstein
signed the agreement for UND. Seelan, who previously
was employed by India’s Department of
Space and was in charge of a satellite data
gathering and analyzing organization, was instrumental
in connecting UND to the initiative.
Among the attendees at the signing were India
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalem and Bill Gates,
chairman and chief software architect of the
Microsoft Corporation. Representatives from
each of the organizations involved signed the
memorandum of understanding.
“This is terrific for our faculty and
students, especially those in our space studies
program, who will have significant opportunities
for exchange programs,” said President
Charles Kupchella. He said Indian students and
faculty will also have the opportunity to study
and work at UND. “We already have a strong
relationship and partnership with NASA, one
that has grown out of the excellent work done
in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences,
and particularly in space studies. This agreement
now establishes a relationship between UND and
another national space program, one focused
on the kinds of work we do here with satellite
“Two of the key partners to the MOU are
India’s Department of Space and its joint
Center for Digital Earth at AMRITA University.
Consequently, we envisage space-related education
to be a major component of the Initiative. The
University of North Dakota’s leadership
in various fields, particularly aerospace education,
is well known and we are excited to have them
as a partner in the consortium,” said
P. Venkat Rangan, vice chancellor of Amrita
The space studies department is uniquely qualified
to participate because already 125-150 students
a year participate in UND’s master’s
degree in space studies, taught through distance
education to students around the world.
Kupchella said the exchange program matches
UND’s strategic plan, which calls for
more collaborations and exchange programs, especially
those which will enhance the diversity of the
campus. UND already has students, faculty and
spouses from 64 countries. In fact, more international
students already come from India than from any
other country except Canada. This agreement
will strengthen the UND-India connection, said
– President’s office, Office of
the Vice President for Academic Affairs and
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.
All candidates receiving graduate degrees will
participate in a ceremony at 10 a.m. All undergraduate
degrees will be awarded at 2 p.m. Both ceremonies
will be held in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
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 their guests.
Both ceremonies will be televised on Cable Channel
3 and will be webcast.
– 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, in the 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 Office of Vice President
for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724
or send an e-mail message to email@example.com
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 their guests.
- Charles Kupchella, president
Symphony presents Amahl and the Night Visitors
Tammy Hensrud will join The Greater Grand Forks
Symphony on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 18 and 19,
for a performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s
opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Empire
Arts Center. The opera will be fully staged
and performed by professional and student vocalists
and will include dancers from the North Dakota
Hensrud, a mezzo-soprano, has appeared in opera
houses throughout Europe and the United States,
including the Vienna State Opera, Stuttgart
Opera, Theatre de Chatelet in Paris, Klagenfurt
Stadttheater, the Salzburg Summer and Easter
Festivals, the Metropolitan Opera, Cleveland
Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, and Liederkranz
Opera. Grand Forks audiences last heard Hensrud
in a vocal chamber concert with the Chiara String
Quartet, and in a program featuring Dvorak and
Strauss with the Grand Forks Symphony in 2003.
With the Fargo-Moorhead Opera she has sung the
title role of Cinderella in La Cenerentola and
Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and has appeared
as a soloist several times with the Bismarck-Mandan
Jonathon Peterson, a local eighth grader at
Valley Middle School, will sing the title role
Amahl was commissioned for television in 1951,
and for many years it was shown annually on
NBC television. It is a wonderful introduction
to opera for both young and old.
The opera tells the story of Amahl, a shepherd
boy who lives with his widowed mother. The night
visitors are the Three Kings following the star
to Bethlehem, having heard of the birth of a
king. It is a profoundly moving and yet sometimes
humorous story that tells about hardship, unselfish
love, and the triumph of goodness.
David Hamilton, artistic director and frequent
soloist with the Fargo-Moorhead Opera, sings
the tenor role of King Kasper, UND’s Royce
Blackburn will sing King Melchior, and James
Ramlet, a Minneapolis bass, will sing King Balthazar.
The concert will be conducted by Stephen Rogers
Radcliffe, the second of five finalists for
the Symphony’s currently open music director
position. A prize winner of the 1988 Arturo
Toscanini International Conductors Competition,
Stephen Rogers Radcliffe was a student of Leonard
Bernstein, Franco Ferrara and Gustav Meier.
He has conducted at the Tanglewood and Aspen
Music Festivals as well as at the Accademia
Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.
Currently based in Boston, Radcliffe served
as music director of the Sioux City Symphony
Orchestra for nine years. He was the founding
artistic director of New Jersey’s Cape
May Music Festival, an annual five-week series
presenting orchestral, operatic, jazz, folk
and popular concerts. Radcliffe is also the
founder and laureate music director of the New
York Chamber Ensemble, which appeared regularly
from 1987 to 1997 at Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts, as well as on recordings, radio
broadcasts and international tours.
Tickets are available from the Chester Fritz
Box Office at 777-4090, or through Ticketmaster.
Children under 12 will be admitted free at the
Sunday afternoon matinee. Tickets should be
requested in advance. More information is available
on the Symphony website at www.grandforkssymphony.org.
— Greater Grand Forks Symphony
Museum sets collage party and family day
On Friday, Dec. 30, the North Dakota Museum
of Art will host a collage party and family
day. Paul Butler will be in charge of the party.
He is an artist from Winnipeg and founder of
The Other Gallery, an online gallery that focuses
on emerging Canadian artists. Butler has been
invited to host collage parties in London, Los
Angeles, New York, Berlin and Oslo. These all-day
events are organized so that artists and non-artists
alike may get together and work creatively.
Families are invited to participate.
There will be live music throughout the day
and free food. Best of all, there is no charge
for this event. The Museum’s family day
and collage party will start at 10 a.m. and
go until 6 p.m. To learn more about Paul Butler,
If you have any questions concerning this event,
please call 777-4195. Help spread the word.
This is a perfect event for those looking for
something to do over the holiday break.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
items due for Jan. 6 IRB meeting
The institutional review board will meet at
3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in 305 Twamley Hall to
consider all research proposals submitted to
research development and compliance before Tuesday,
Dec. 27. Proposals received later will be considered
only if a quorum has reviewed them and time
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by
the clinical medical subcommittee before being
brought to the full board. Proposals for these
projects are due in research development and
compliance Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Minutes from the meeting will be available in
RD&C approximately one week after the meeting.
– Kara Wettersten, chair, institutional
Graduate Committee meeting is Jan. 9
The Graduate Committee will not meet until
Jan. 9, 2006.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School
Bites Beast author to present lecture
Mark your calendar now for “Beauty Bites Beast.”
Women Studies (A & S 225) will host Ellen Snortland
for a lecture that is open to all students, faculty,
staff and community on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 9:30
to 10:45 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
Snortland has been a broadcast and print journalist
specializing in so-called women’s issues, including
the movement to achieve gender balance in institutions,
women in history, reducing violence against women,
as well as childhood and adult sexual harassment problems
being exposed in society. Besides her savvy in gender
politics, Snortland is fluent in domestic and global
Snortland particularly advocates nipping sexual harassment
in the bud where it actually starts, in the home and
on the playground, by empowering girls and women to
speak up. As a self-defense advocate, she writes and
teaches both women and kids about physical self-protection
skills. She completed the IMPACT Foundation’s
International full-impact instructor training in August
1993, and played an instrumental role in the IMPACT
self-defense classes brought to the University.
As a writer, producer, director, humorist actor, dormant
lawyer, women’s and children’s self-defense
advocate, and feminist homemaker, Snortland has a
unique ability to speak and write with authority on
subjects ranging from knitting and cooking to S.W.A.T.
team methods of close-quarter, hand-to-hand combat,
and the opportunities and obstacles of the professional
American woman. Her perspective provides a bridge
of understanding between the home, university, and
office in a context of feminist theory. She is the
author of Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior
Within Women and Girls (Trilogy Books, Pasadena, 1998),
recently featured on Dateline NBC.
Snortland is on the part-time faculty in the communication
studies department at California State University,
Los Angeles. She is also a contributing writer to
Ms. Magazine. She received a law degree from Loyola
Law School in 1977.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
for Women in Communication lists events
The UND Student Association for Women in Communication
(AWC) invites you to join them in an exciting new
year. Our 2006 events include:
- Jan. 12: Communication professor/author/actress
Ellen Snortland presents her book, Beauty Bites
Beast, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl. The presentation is open to the public
and is also sponsored by the Women Studies Program
and the UND Women’s Center.
- Feb. 2-4: The Vagina Monologues, 7 p.m. at the
Empire Arts Center each night, with a special showing
at 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. AWC will work with
the DIVAs (making a Difference Initiated through
Various Arts) of Grand Forks/UND and will coordinate
the information fair during the presentation. Tickets
may be purchased at the Chester Fritz Box Office,
777-4090. (Benefit for the Community Violence Intervention
- March 2: A panel discussion on “Women in
the Military: History in the Making” is set
for 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union River Valley Room.
Service women from the Grand Forks Air Force Base
and North Dakota National Guard will share their
experiences from the current conflict in Iraq and
Afghanistan. This presentation is open to the public
and is being presented by AWC, the women studies
program and the Women’s Center as part of
the Women’s History Month observance.
Contact me at email@example.com
for information on any of these events.
The Association for Women in Communication will hold
its first 2006 meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4:30
p.m. in 103 O’Kelly Hall. Contact AWC President
Anita Herold at firstname.lastname@example.org
for information about the organization and membership.
More information is also available at www.womcom.org.
— Shelle Michaels, Association for Women in
Initiative presents play
The Nordic Initiative will present 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,” observes Gloria Steinem.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors,
students and children.
– Shelle Michaels, Empire Arts Center
available for MLK Jr. awards luncheon
The ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards luncheon
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial
Union Ballroom. Tickets are now available. The cost
is $7 for general admission, $5 for students and children
over 12, and free to children 12 and under.
You may purchase tickets at the Memorial Union info
center, Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University
Ave., or the Apartment Community Center (Housing Office).
The deadline to purchase tickets is Dec. 16.
– Farouk Aregbe, multicultural student services
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. She started creating a stage in which
extraordinary things could take place. 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
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
School sets scholarly forum for Feb. 28-March 2
The Graduate School will present its campus-wide
scholarly forum Feb. 28 to March 2. Richard Flagen,
professor of chemical engineering and environmental
engineering at California Institute of Technology,
will give a keynote address on Wednesday, March 1,
at 3:30 p.m. He will be hosted by the Department of
Chemical Engineering. The presentation will be in
the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
Presentations, exhibits, and/or performances from
the campus community are encouraged. For submission
forms and guidelines, go to www.graduateschool.und.edu
and look under “Upcoming Events.”
Please contact the Graduate School at 777-2786 if
you have any questions regarding the forum.
– Graduate School
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 seats.
- Duplicating Procedures: Jan. 9, 2 to 3 p.m., 211
Skalicky Tech Incubator. Learn more about what is
offered at duplicating services, about the process
of online job submission, and how to create PDFs.
Presenters: Shawn Leake and Sherry Metzger.
- Access XP, Beginning: Jan. 10, 12, and 13, 9 a.m.
to noon, 316 Upson II (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 to 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 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 to
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 meth user, updates on meth legislation,
and information on treatment of meth addicts. Presenter:
Officer Sue Shirek, Grand Forks Police Department.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program.
Research Foundation meets for first time
The recently formed UND Research Foundation
held its inaugural board of directors meeting
Dec. 9. The foundation will help commercialize
intellectual property stemming from research
created across the University. The foundation
will also help engage the community and state
to form new joint partnerships and businesses
that will lead to economic growth within the
community and the state of North Dakota.
The creation of the foundation was timely and
necessary, said Jim Petell, director of technology
transfer and commercialization, given the tremendous
increase and diversity of UND intellectual property
and emerging corporate partnerships and joint
Board members include: John Langstaff, president
and CEO of Cangene Corporation, a Winnipeg-based
pharmaceutical company; David Coleal, executive
vice president and COO of Cirrus Design, the
world’s leading manufacturer of general
aviation aircraft headquartered in Duluth, Minn.;
John Jasper, CEO of SEI, a worldwide information
technologies company; and Michael Devine, vice
president and deputy group manager of Alion,
Inc., a Virginia-based company focusing on defense-related
advanced surface materials and vehicles.
UND ex officio members include Charles Kupchella,
Robert Gallager, James Petell as Research Foundation
executive director, and Peter Alfonso as Research
– Peter Alfonso, vice president for research
sought for medical history taking practice
The Office of Medical Education is seeking
people to hire as patients for our medical students.
We are looking for people who would like to
help students learn and practice history taking
and physical exam skills. You will be paid $10
an hour for your participation.
We need a diverse group of healthy men and
women – ages 25 to 80 – with the
- a flexible schedule
- transportation to and from the
- limited number of health problems
We need you only for one of the following
Tuesday afternoons from 12:45 to 5:30 p.m. (Sorry,
you can’t come more than once.) The afternoons
are Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31. During this time,
you will be interviewed and examined by three
different student physicians. The experience
would be much the same as a visit to your own
doctor’s office. You would be asked to
share your personal medical history and allow
the student to do a physical exam. (Don’t
worry, this does not require shots, blood tests
or other invasive procedures.) Students are
observed by physicians, and all information
given would be confidential. (If there is medical
or personal information you do not wish to share,
you don’t have to.)
If you are interested, please contact Dawn at
777-4028 in the Office of Medical Education
as soon as possible. Please feel free to pass
this information along to others you know who
may be interested.
– Office of Medical Education
lists policies, procedures
The following policies and procedures must
A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale
Procedures for Departing Faculty” is
available from the purchasing office. A copy
may be requested from 777-2681 or online at
Any concerns or questions can be directed
to JoAnn Albrecht at 777-2681.
When a purchase for personal computers exceeds
$5,000, use a purchase requisition to place
the order. Do not purchase one at a time using
more than one voucher or make repeat purchases
on the Visa purchasing card. You may receive
a discount for ordering greater quantities.
When obtaining quotes for Dell, please go
to the ITSS web site at www.und.edu/dept/itss.
A contract has been established jointly between
NDUS and the State of North Dakota with Cole
Papers Inc. Use of this contract is mandatory
for all paper purchases. The contract may
be viewed at www.state.nd.us/csd/spo/contracts/Html/002.htm,
or you may call Cole Papers Inc. at 746-4531.
- Cell phones
Cellular phone service for University use
should be purchased via the state contract
with Cellular One. The UND Cellular One representative,
Ken Hoffman, can be reached at 772-4201. Departments
are charged monthly via a journal import from
telecommunications. If cellular phone service
is to be purchased outside of the state contract,
approval must be obtained from telecommunications.
Exempted cellular phone services must be processed
by submitting the phone service agreement
and a purchase requisition to the purchasing
office for the creation of a blanket purchase
- Conflict of interest
The conflict of interest policy requires all
employees who currently have a business interest
in a business entity, or whose spouse, child,
sibling, parent, or relative-in-law has a
business interest in a business entity that
currently does business with the University,
or could potentially do business with the
University, must complete the “Notification
of Business Interest” form and submit
it to the purchasing office.
service vehicle parking placards
It is time to renew all service vehicle placards.
The service vehicle placards expired Dec. 5.
For those of you who have already done so, thank
you. For those who have not, don’t worry
– simply bring your expired placard to
the Parking Office in the Memorial Union and
see Brenda Lanes. She will verify the information
we have on file, then revalidate the placard
with a new decal extending the expiration date
to December 2006. There is no charge. We cannot
do this by mail; we do require you to bring
it in. Our office hours are Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thank you.
For any other questions relating to renewal
of these service vehicle placards, please contact
the parking office at 777-3551.
& New Year's holiday hours listed
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education
directives, Monday, Dec. 26, will be observed
as Christmas Day, and Monday, Jan. 2, will be
observed as New Year’s Day by faculty
and staff members of the University. Only those
employees designated by their department heads
will be required to work on these holidays.
– Greg Weisenstein, vice president for
academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson,
director, human resources
- Chester Fritz Library:
Holiday hours for the Chester Fritz Library
are: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18, closed;
Monday through Friday, Dec. 19-23, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and Monday,
Dec. 24-26, closed; Tuesday through Friday,
Dec. 27-30, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve), closed; Sunday,
Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), closed; Monday,
Jan. 2, closed; Tuesday through Friday, Jan.
3-6, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,
Jan. 7-8, closed; Monday, Jan. 9 (resume regular
hours), 8 a.m. to midnight.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library
- Law library:
Holiday hours for the Thormodsgard Law Library
are: Friday, Dec. 16 (last day of exams),
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 17-18, closed; Monday through Friday,
Dec. 19-23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), closed; Sunday, Dec.
25 (Christmas Day), closed; Monday, Dec. 26,
closed; Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 27-30,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 31 (New
Year’s Eve), closed; Sunday, Jan. 1
(New Year’s Day), closed; Monday, Jan.
2, closed; Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 3-6,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,
Jan. 7-8, closed; Monday, Jan. 9, 7:30 a.m.
to 11 p.m. (regular hours resume); Tuesday,
Jan. 10 (classes begin), 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
– Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library
- Barnes and Noble University Bookstore:
Buyback extended hours through Dec. 15, 9
a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Dec.
24-26, closed; Tuesday through Friday, Dec.
27-30, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 31,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 1, closed.
Hours of operation after Jan. 1 are: Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
The Bookstore will be open until 7 p.m. during
home Fighting Sioux hockey games.
– Michelle Abernathey, Barnes &
Noble University Bookstore
- University Letter:
University Letter will not be published Dec.
23 or 30. The next University Letter will
be dated Jan. 6. The deadline for submitting
items for publication is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter
Katie McCleery featured in Museum Shop
The Museum Shop at the North Dakota Museum
of Art is featuring Katie McCleery’s Raku
pots. McCleery retired from the UND faculty
at the end of the 2004-2005 academic year, having
taught ceramics since 1973. This may be your
last chance to purchase these beautiful works
of art as McCleery is moving to Michigan.
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. Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m.
Sundays. The Museum Shop is open every day except
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For
more information, call 777-4195 or e-mail email@example.com.
— North Dakota Museum of Art
services gift cards available
Give the gift of great taste on campus! Dining
services gift cards are now available and may
be redeemed in retail dining locations including
Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop, Old Main Marketplace
Food Court, Twamley Snack Bar, convenience stores,
Medical School Food Cart, and Wings Café
(airport). Looking for a great gift idea? Treat
a student employee, co-worker or guest on campus
to an easy way to dine at their favorite location.
Purchase gift cards at the Twamley Snack Bar,
U Snack Convenience Store (Memorial Union),
Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop, and Old Main Marketplace.
– Dining services
Senate raffle winners named
Recent winners of the “31 Days of Glory”
Staff Senate raffle are: Dec. 7, Heath Isler
(steam plant); Dec. 8, Wendy Boushey (off campus);
Dec. 9, Kirsten Carolin (resident services);
Dec. 10, Orlynn Rosaasen (dining services);
Dec. 11, Jon Iverson (off campus, $500); Dec.
12, Wade Braaten (off campus); and Dec. 13,
Dawn Drake (medical school).
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 and support UND Staff
Senate and our programs.
– Dennis Stangl (TRIO programs), Staff
donations sought for convalescing soldiers
The nontraditional student group has become
aware of a unique need of our military men and
women. Convalescing men and women do not have
access to their own civilian clothes while they
are in the hospital.
The nontraditional student group A.L.I.F.E.
is collecting for shipment: T-shirts, boxers,
socks, slippers, flip-flops, sweat shirts, and
sweat pants (all sizes from medium to extra
If you would like to contribute items, they
can be left with the Adult Re-Entry Center office
on the third floor of the Memorial Union.
If you wish to send items, they may be mailed
in care of Sgt. Hiestand, ACO 47th CSH, FOB:
Diamondback, APO AE 09334.
When dropping off items please leave a note
indicating that it is for the soldiers in the
hospital and we will see that they get to the
service men and women who need them. If you
could include your name and address, Sgt. Hiestand
would like to send a thank you note.
Thanks so much.
– Dean Dienslake, coordinator, adult