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University Letter

August 20, 1999

Volume 36 No. 43

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 36, Number 43, August 20, 1999

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President Charles Kupchella has set a meeting of the University Council for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

All legislative powers of the University government are vested in the Council, which has in turn delegated them to the University Senate. The presiding officer is the president or a person designated by the president, and the ex officio secretary is the registrar. According to the University Constitution, the Council consists of the following who are employed primarily on the Grand Forks campus: the president, the vice presidents, the registrar, the director of libraries, all deans, all department chairs, all full-time faculty of the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor, the director of the Counseling Center, the professional library staff, and such other academic personnel and administrative officers as the Council may designate.

All members of the Council, and interested non-members including students, are encouraged to attend.

-- Charles Kupchella, President.



At the weekly "Letting Off Steam" meeting, which discusses progress of the steam heat line replacement on campus, University officials asked the contractor, Lunseth Plumbing and Heating, to delay the closure of University Avenue by the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house until Thursday, Aug. 26. The closure had originally been planned for this Thursday afternoon, to last through the weekend. However, this would make it difficult for students moving into the residence halls. University officials also asked the contractor to concentrate on finishing piping and landscaping in the central portion of campus, and to complete that area before classes begin on Aug. 24.

The contractor has experienced a number of delays due to rain, and the project is running behind schedule. Columbia Road, which was closed on Monday, should be open by late Thursday. City Hall logged 2,200 complaints about the road closure by noon Monday, despite newspaper advertisements and radio announcements prior to the closure.

The Swanson Hall and Memorial Union parking lots should be open Thursday night, weather permitting, so students may move into Swanson Hall by 9 a.m. Friday morning. The central area of campus, including the Union Mall, should be filled and landscaped by the weekend so that orientation activities, including a street dance, may take place. There have been some problems with asbestos removal by O'Kelly Hall. The Memorial Stadium parking lot should also be open by next weekend.

Future closings will include part of the Medical School parking lot, from the alley to about three lanes east. The work should be finished by the end of next week.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor.




Dmitri B. Papkovsky will present a seminar titled "Optical Oxygen Sensor: Materials, Instrumentation, and Applications" Friday, Aug. 20, at noon in 138 Abbott Hall. Dr. Papkovsky is from the University College of Cork in Ireland. The seminar is open to the public.

-- Department of Chemistry.



The College of Business and Public Administration will host an Ice Cream Social from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, on the front lawn of the Rural Technology Center. We would like to invite the University community to join us.

-- Dennis Elbert, Dean, College of Business and Public Administration.



The Memorial Union and Student Academic Services, in conjunction with the UND Student Organizations Center, are sponsoring the UND Involvement Expo Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Memorial Union. The Involvement Expo is an open forum in which students may visit with student organizations, UND departments, and businesses within the community. Plus, many businesses offer samples, coupons, and give-aways to those walking through the Expo. Join the fun and stop by the UND Involvement Expo Wednesday, Aug. 25.

-- Susan Johnson, Coordinator, Student Organizations.



The School of Medicine and Health Sciences cordially invites colleagues and friends of Willis "Rick" K. Samson, professor and chair of physiology, and Mark D. Olson, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology, to a reception at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Vennes Atrium at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Samson, who was appointed chair of physiology in 1992, has accepted a position as director of the core graduate program in biomedical sciences at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Olson, who began his teaching career at the School of Medicine in 1968, is taking early retirement and will be moving to the Minneapolis area. Both have resigned effective Aug. 31.

-- H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



Auditions for the 1999-2000 season of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. or by appointment earlier in the day at the Hughes Fine Arts Center. This year, the Symphony has openings for all strings, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion. The auditions will be conducted by GGFSO Music Director Timm Rolek with assistance from principal musicians in the orchestra.

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony is a 91-year-old semi-professional community orchestra with offices at Hughes Fine Arts Center and at the Empire Arts Center. Administrative and artistic staff includes Mr. Rolek, who divides his time between his duties as artistic director at the Sacramento (California) Opera and GGFSO, Concertmaster Donilyn Bergman, about 60 regular musicians, and two youth orchestra directors. Four subscription concerts and two special events are scheduled for the 1999-2000 season, beginning with an Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 9, and including concerts Nov. 20, Jan. 30, March 21, April 15 and a June Pops Concert. Highlights of the season include performances of Thomson's "The Play That Broke the Plains," Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E,Hindemith's "Trauermusik," Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, and a world premiere of a saxophone concerto by Composer-in-Residence Linda Tutas Haugen. Rehearsals are at Hughes Fine Arts Center during the two-three weeks preceding each concert. Interested musicians should contact the GGFSO office at 777-3359 to schedule an audition time.

-- Jennifer Ettling, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Symphony.



A reception to acknowledge her more than 35 years of service to the University will be held for Rita Galloway, Special Events Coordinator, University Relations, Thursday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Stone Alumni Center on campus. All are welcome. She plans to retire at the end of this month.

-- James Penwarden, Director, University Relations.



A lecture, "Teaching Piano Students Using the Kodaly Method," will be presented by Katinka Scipiades Daniel Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. You are also invited to the reception following the lecture (please R.S.V.P.). Although the lecture will focus on the use of Kodaly in the teaching of piano, it should be of interest to all music educators. Ms. Daniel developed the Kodaly Method curriculum for the United States while teaching at the San Roque School in Santa Barbara. She trained hundreds of music educators while teaching Kodaly courses at many prominent universities.

Ms. Daniel was born in Budapest, Hungary. She holds a degree in elementary music education from the Notre Dame Teachers College in Pecs. She also has degrees in music education and piano teaching from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. In addition, she has pursued doctoral studies at the Pazmany Peter University in Budapest.

If you would like more information, please contact Sergio Gallo at 777-2839 or Barbara Lewis at 777-2820.

-- Sergio Gallo and Barbara Lewis, Music.



The final examination for Stephanie M. LaRocque, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology , is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "A Factor Analysis of Caucasian College Students' Attitudes Toward Native American Women." J.D. McDonald (Psychology) is the committee chair. Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



The second biennial Joint North Dakota-South Dakota EPSCoR conference, "On Stimulating Competitive Research" will be hosted at the North Dakota State University Memorial Union, Fargo, Friday, Sept. 10.

Michael Martin, Executive Vice President of Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc., will deliver the keynote address. He will provide insights on the relationship of intellectual properties and economic development. VTIP ranks in the top 10 of universities in number of disclosures, patents, licenses, business start-ups and income.

Registration for this one-day conference is free. Contact Luann Dolan at the NDSU EPSCoR office at (701) 231-1048 to register. There is a poster session for faculty and students; all student entries are eligible for the award competition. Graduate and undergraduate posters will be judged separately. Visit the ND EPSCoR web page at http://www/ndsu.nodak.edu to view the conference working agenda and poster abstract information.

-- David Givers, ND EPSCoR, Fargo.



The Department of Music is hosting the Second Annual Northern Plains Clarinet Symposium and Young Artist Competition Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, in the Hughes Fine Arts Center. Well-known artists from the United States and Canada will present solo, chamber and lecture recitals, and coach high school and college students in master classes. High school clarinetists from the three state and province area will participate in the Young Artists Competition. A registration fee is required. One or two-day passes are available.

-- Elizabeth Rheude, Associate Professor of Clarinet, Symposium Coordinator, Music Department, 777-2823.



The 1999 North Dakota Human Resource Conference, "The Business of Human Resources," is set for Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 6-8, at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks.

This year's conference features national speakers and a wide variety of topics to help organizations prepare for and solve workplace challenges. Key sessions of the conference include speaker Donna Turner Hudson exploring the nature of interpersonal and group conflict, earning and keeping credibility, and changes in affirmative action. Other session topics planned include human resources basics, influencing skills, incorporating diversity, recruiting through the Internet, effective planning, creative customer service, delegating authority, and ethical issues in human resources. A pre-conference workshop on Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) certification will also be held. The conference will conclude with a session on creativity and maximizing performance led by Stephen Gower, a Certified Speaking Professional (the highest earned designation presented by the National Speakers Association).

The cost for the entire conference is $199; however, options for partial attendance are available. A special student rate of $15 is available which includes sessions and refreshments only, no events or meals. The conference is sponsored by the Northeastern Dakota Area Human Resource Association, the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota, the North Dakota Bankers Association, Nodak Health Care Personnel Management Network, and the UND Division of Continuing Education.

For more information or a detailed brochure, contact Dawn Botsford at 777-2663 or 1-800-342-8230. Registration is also available through the Internet at www.conted.und.edu/hr

-- Dawn Botsford, Continuing Education.




Internet space is available for faculty members, departments, and student organizations. Instructors are finding that access to the World Wide Web augments their ability to provide current information to their students. Some examples of how instructors are using the Web include posting class information, study guides for lab material, and links to other resources on the Internet. Departments and student organizations are also welcome to post information online. Training in the html language used to create Web pages is offered on a regular basis; contact Stacy at 777-2128 to find out when the next class is scheduled. Web space application forms are also available from University Relations in 411 Twamley Hall.

-- Doris Bornhoeft, Consultant, Computer Center, and Jan Orvik (University Relations), Co-Manager, UNDInfo.



Course Faculty Evaluation forms and summaries from the 1999 spring semester have been distributed to departments. If you have any questions, please call Nancy Krom in the Registrar's Office at 777-4358.

-- Carmen Williams, Registrar's Office.



Faculty, do you find yourself occasionally taken away from the classroom?

We know we do not have the needed expertise in your discipline to take your place in your class, but if it seems appropriate for your students, the staff at Career Services/Cooperative Education is available to fill in while you are away. Your students would receive valuable information about potential opportunities for their future. We provide informational seminars on topics such as writing a resume and letter of application, how to prepare for an interview, planning job search strategies, and explaining cooperative education.

As you prepare your syllabi, you may want to consider adding career information into your curriculum. If you would like to have Career Services/Cooperative Education staff member in your classroom, please call me at 777-4178 or e-mail me at: mark_thompson@mail.und.nodak.edu We are also available to provide programming for any clubs/organizations you may advise. Please keep us in mind as you instruct and advise students. We would like to increase our involvement with you and your students in the upcoming year.

-- Mark Thompson, Career Services/Cooperative Education.



North Dakota EPSCoR recently received a $500,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The grant will support both a research group focused on flood remediation studies led by David Tillota, University of North Dakota, and a research infrastructure improvement program managed by Philip Boudjouk at North Dakota State University.

The infrastructure program is designed to increase the number of successful EPA research grants awarded to North Dakota. It will build on the existing successful ND EPSCoR models to train students in EPA-related areas, and it includes a technology transfer program.

The purpose of ND EPSCoR, a North Dakota University System program, is to make North Dakota more competitive nationally in science, engineering, and mathematics research and development. Visit the ND EPSCoR web page at http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor to learn more.

-- David Givers, ND EPSCoR, Fargo.



The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been awarded a $150,000 grant to educate and retain health professionals in Belcourt on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

President Charles Kupchella, School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean H. David Wilson, and other dignitaries will formally announce the project Thursday, Aug. 19, at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt. The grant, awarded by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will fund Project CRISTAL (Collaborative Rural Interdisciplinary Service Training and Learning).

The three-year pilot program will train health and human service professionals and encourage them to work in rural and reservation communities such as Belcourt. The program will begin by enrolling five students at the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Center in Belcourt for a four-year period, and will later expand to include as many as 30 students over the three years.

The program will focus on attracting students who are most likely to go back and work in their home communities in the health professions: occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, medicine and clinical laboratory science. They will work together in an interdisciplinary setting.

Co-directors of the project, Mary Amundson and Linda Olson of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, said the project will further enhance the collaborative relationships that now exist not only among the UND faculty but also with the Indian Health Service, tribal representatives and rural facilities at the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. It provides a unique opportunity for health profession students from various disciplines to learn the value of working together as an interdisciplinary team.

Project CRISTAL participants will learn about the culture as well as health care while enrolled in the program. They will take part in a variety of activities provided by the Turtle Mountain Community College in order to gain new cultural insight and better understand Native American society.

-- H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



The National Institutes of Health and Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida will offer a course, "Ethics in Research: An Intensive Training Course Focusing on Behavioral Health Services." The course will focus on ethical and legal issues that arise when vulnerable populations, particularly people with severe mental illness, are research participants.

The training is intended for advanced doctoral or newly graduated students who wish to conduct human services research; researchers and advocates (including consumers and family members) who are involved in behavioral research; and persons serving on Institutional Review Boards. Issues to be addressed include: informed consent, decisional capacity and competency; diversity and multicultural perspective; emotional health of participant; confidentiality and privacy; data ownership; and coercion.

Dates of the workshop, which will be held in Tampa Bay, Fla., are May 14-18, 2000. For information, visit the University of South Florida web site at http://www.fmhi.usf.edu/mhlp/ethics/ethics.html. Additional information, including scholarships and registration, will be posted on the web site this fall.

If you would like to be added to the contact list, send your name, address, and e-mail to Kelly Lyon, Coordinator, Education and Training Programs, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida; 813/974-7623; Lyon@fmhi.usf.edu.

-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of Research and Program Development.




The UND Business Office will be working with students Wednesday, Aug. 25, through Friday, Sept. 3. The primary responsibility of the Business Office tellers will be fee payment assistance to the students. Due to increased student traffic during this time period you can expect lines at the teller windows. During fee payment (Sept. 1-3) the Business Office will be closed. All students should be directed to the Memorial Union Ballroom. Departmental deposits will be accepted in 202 Twamley Hall between 2 and 3 p.m. only on these three days. Although no receipt will be issued, the deposits must be logged in by a representative from your department. The deposits will be processed as time allows. If departments anticipate special needs during these three days, contact Loretta Prather at 777-3080 by noon Monday, Aug. 30. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

-- Wanda Sporbert, Director, Business Office.



Purchases at Sam's Club require the vendor copy of the purchase order or a Request for Payment/SOS form. Store admittance is allowed when you go to the information desk and show either of these two documents. Once purchases are made, the register receipt must be attached to the request for payment and processed through as soon as possible with Accounting Services. Late payments may cause a late fee to be assessed to the charged account. Please note that SOS's may not exceed $750, nor be used for major equipment purchases. If there are any purchase order payment questions, please contact Judy at Accounting Services, 777-2773 or Jan at 777-4565, regarding SOS payments.

-- Linda Romuld, Director of Purchasing.



The Chester Fritz Library fall semester hours, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 24, are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.

-- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.



The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies office has moved to 102 Robertson Hall. Our phone number remains the same at 777-2129.

-- Kathy Smart, Director, Instructional and Learning Technologies.



The College of Nursing is seeking expectant mothers to participate in the Expectant Family Program and children with chronic illness, developmental disability or health risks to participate in the Child Health Program. The programs are coordinated through the course, N387, The Family in the Community.

The Expectant Family Program and the Child Health Program serve as learning experiences for UND nursing students by providing them with the opportunity to support the expanding family. The nursing student's role focuses on the needs of the family during the time of normal childbearing, or caring for a child with special needs.

In the EFP or the CHP the student visits a family about every two weeks and focuses on applicable areas of prenatal assessment, preparation for labor and delivery, infant feeding and child care, child nutrition and development, safety, and family support.

The College of Nursing has been serving 150 to 200 families per year. Nursing students are supervised by College of Nursing faculty throughout the assignment period. There is no cost to participate. This is a community service and an educational experience.

If you are interested in participating in the Expectant Family Program or Child Health Program, please contact Janet Schauer, Coordinator, 777-4539, or the secretary for the Nursing Center, 777-4147, for a brochure or more information.

-- Janet Schauer, Nursing.



Paul Lindseth has been named Interim Assistant Dean for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. He began his new duties Aug. 16.

Lindseth will be responsible for providing leadership to the School's faculty, staff and students in all aspects of research, teaching and service. He will also lead the development and improvement of new and existing academic programs.

Lindseth came to the University of North Dakota in 1985 as a Certified Flight Instructor for commercial airplane and helicopter. In 1988 he became an Assistant Professor of Aviation. In 1996 he was promoted to Associate Professor.

Lindseth received his B.S. in education from NDSU in 1974; his M.A. in management in 1984 from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant; and his Ph.D. in higher education in 1996 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

-- Richard Nelson, Interim Dean, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.



Long-time Grand Forks resident Bonnie Sobolik will return home after Labor Day to assume the position of Director of Development for the North Dakota Museum of Art. For the past five years she has lived in Sedona, Ariz., most recently serving as Development Director of the Sedona Cultural Park. From 1974 to 1994 she served as Assistant Director of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation.

In her three years with the Cultural Park she raised $6.5 million for capital construction and doubled the donor base. The non-profit corporation is building a major cultural complex on 50 acres of land within the city limits of Sedona. In addition to raising money, Sobolik has been involved in developing the Sedona International Film Festival, a project of the Cultural Park.

Sobolik became an active member of the Museum during her last years in Grand Forks. She continued her interests in the arts in Sedona where she was appointed by the city council to a three-year term on the seven-member Arts and Culture Commission. She is the immediate past chair of the Commission.

While at the UND Alumni Association and Foundation Sobolik headed up a three-member staff team that designed and implemented the School of Medicine "Campaign for Excellence" capital fund drive (1991-1994). It exceeded its goal by 37 percent, raising almost $11 million in gifts and pledges. She was the staff member responsible for launching the successful 300 member National Alumni Leadership Council in 1989. This provided a structured networking system for high-achieving alumni at the peak of their careers.

Sobolik will establish the Development Office for the Museum, working with both the Museum Board of Trustees and the newly formed North Dakota Museum of Art Foundation. The Foundation was recently launched with two anonymous lead gifts valued at $2.5 million, both earmarked for the Museum's endowment. Sobolik will spearhead the Museum's fundraising effort with the goal of building a $10 million endowment over the next three years in order to provide the financial base for operating the North Dakota Museum of Art and its region-wide programs.

-- Laurel Reuter, Director, North Dakota Museum of Art.



Mark your calendars now! Don't miss August's Denim Day; circle Wednesday, Aug. 25, on your calendar and look forward to paying your dollar, wearing your button, and going casual in the middle of the week. All proceeds to charity. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I'll set you up with buttons and posters for your area.

-- Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services/University Relations, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.



A free Defensive Driving Course for UND employees and a member of their family will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 211 Rural Technology Center; and again Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 10 p.m., also at the RTC. This course is required in accordance with a memo received from Paul Feyereisen, State Fleet Manager in Bismarck, on Oct. 2, 1996. The following criteria was given for any UND employee who is authorized to drive State Fleet vehicles:

1. Any individual that operates a State Fleet vehicle daily

2. Any individual that operates a State Fleet vehicle at least once a month

3. Any individual who has received a traffic violation or had an accident while operating a State Fleet vehicle within the past calendar year

4. Any operator of 7-, 12-, or 15-passenger vans transporting four or more passengers at least once a month.

This course may reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. There will be flyers sent out to notify you of subsequent dates, times and locations. Please call the Safety Office at 777-3341 to register.

-- Corrinne Kjelstrom, Safety Office.



The employees of the University Bookstore would like to welcome all faculty and staff back to campus.

The book rush extended hours at the Bookstore begin Saturday, Aug. 21, and end Saturday, Aug. 28. Hours are: Saturday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, noon to 4 p.m.; Monday through Friday, Aug. 23-27, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bookstore will resume regular hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30.

The Bookstore now offers a 10 percent discount to all faculty and staff. This discount can be used on supplies, trade books, and clothing. You must present your UND ID at the registers to receive the discount. The new departmental supply discount is 30 percent off in-stock items and 20 percent off all orders not in stock. Please inquire if you do not find a familiar item on the floor; we are more than willing to special order supplies.

Watch the mail for information on the UND Bookstore AAA offer. This is a great price on a discounted first-year membership to all UND faculty and staff. First year memberships can be purchased for $39.99, a 25 percent savings. Additional associate memberships are available through this program as well. Applications are available at the Bookstore.

Check out the UND Bookstore web site at www.bkstore.com/und. The web site has a great new look and lots of helpful information on textbooks, merchandise, campus authors, and much more.

-- UND Bookstore.



Sign & Design Studio, located with the Craft Center, Memorial Union third floor, is now able to laminate items of a continuous length and up to 36" wide. Posters and banners can be printed in full color up to 36" wide. Graphics and photo files may be included. Student graphic artists are available to design your posters and banners, or you may bring your design on a disk or send it as an e-mail attachment. Software available includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Corel Draw, Adobe PageMaker and PhotoShop. Files may also be saved as a TIFF or PDF format. Mounting is also available for laminated posters. Most posters or banners will be completed within two to five working days.

Student artists are also available for hand artwork or hand painting with advance notice of at least two weeks. Other services available at Sign & Design include buttons, name tents, certificates, and flyers or brochure layouts. Current hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.; after Sept. 6, hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please call 777-3979 for more information.

-- Bonnie Solberg, Coordinator Craft Center/Sign & Design Studio.



Following are some new services offered this fall by the Food Court in the Memorial Union.

* Subway in the Memorial Union Food Court is now serving breakfast, with French toast, omelets, egg sandwiches and baked goods available every morning from 7 to 10 a.m. Omelets are made to order right in front of your eyes with a variety of fresh vegetables and meats.

* Subway is also brewing gourmet coffee all day. Caffe Origins coffee flavors include Colombian Supreme, Hazel Nut, Irish Creme, Vanilla Nut and Decaffeinated Colombian Supreme. Help yourself to free refills until 10 a.m. every day.

* Cappuccino is also available all day long; flavors include French Vanilla, Italian Cappuccino, and Suisse Mocha. Again, please help yourself to free refills until 10 a.m. every day. Hot Chocolate is also available.

* GRABA Bite is the newest member of the UND's food outlets and is located right next to Little Caesars in the Food Court. GRABA Bite's menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, smokie links, chili dogs, French fries, cheese fries, chili cheese fries, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, jalapeno peppers and more. Take time for lunch or a snack to check out GRABA Bite's mouth-watering value meals.

* The MUNCH PUNCH discounted meal program is new this year and is available to faculty, staff and students. This meal program allows customers to pre-purchase meals at Subway, TCBY, Little Caesars and Juice Works for discounted prices. Once purchased, these meals will be credited to your UND ID card. To use, simply present your ID card at the cash register; no cash is needed for purchases. Menu items included in the MUNCH PUNCH program include Little Caesar pizzas, Subway 6-inch Fresh Value Meals, Cups or Cones at TCBY and Smoothies at Juice Works. Brochures are available in the Foot Court with package options and pricing. Please call 775-4041 to order today.

-- Traci Korynta, Director of Marketing, Subway.



The Memorial Union will operate a new video and game rental service in the newly remodeled lower level of the Union. Union Video will begin operation Friday, Aug. 20. Prices and conveniences can't be beat.

New Releases: $2.75 daily

General Titles: $1.50 Friday and Saturday; $1.25 Sunday through Thursday

Game Rentals: $3.00 for 2 days (Play Station & Nintendo)

Stop in the Union to see all the new services and opportunities for fun throughout the building.

-- MaryAnne Lustgraaf, Director, Memorial Union.




Leland "Lee" Bohnet, UND's first and longtime sports information director, died Sunday, Aug. 8, in Valley Eldercare Center. He was 76.

He was born April 23, 1923, in Kulm, N.D. He graduated from Kulm High School in 1942 and then served in the U.S. Navy from June 1942 to May 1946. He graduated from UND in 1951. He worked as a sports writer for the Fargo Forum from 1951 to 1952, and as editor of the Hillsboro Banner from 1952 to 1953. He began working for UND in 1953 as part-time sports information director and was named full-time SID in 1958. He held that position for 35 years before retiring in 1988.

He married Marjorie Vareberg in 1948 in Grand Forks. She passed away in 1975. He married Elaine LeTourneau in 1976.

He was named to the North Central Conference Hall of Fame in 1974, the UND Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981, and the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame in 1977. He received the UND Letterwinner's Club Honorary Award in 1976. After retiring in 1988, he wrote "A Century of UND Sports," which was published in 1994.

"Lee Bohnet. One only has to hear his name to think of Sioux athletics," said Kathy McCann, assistant athletic director. "His sincere love for the University was apparent when one talked with him for only a few minutes. He was nearing the end of his career at UND when I was just beginning mine. He was kind, helpful and enjoyed a good sense of humor. It will be a long time before we see the likes of Lee again. This man was a walking encyclopedia of statistics, names, and stories rich with the history of UND athletics. He will be missed."

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughters Patricia (Lowell Liebenow) Bohnet, (UND President's Office), Grand Forks, and Diane Bohnet, San Rafael, Calif.; stepsons, Sgt. Daniel (Diane) Wallace, near Frankfort, Germany, and William Wallace, Carson City, Nev.; stepdaughter, Ann (John) Rich, Weiterstadt, Germany; and six grandchildren.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald and Kathy McCann, UND Athletics.



Ronald C. Bzoch, 69, former professor and chairman of the UND Mathematics Department, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at his home in Grand Forks. Bzoch, who retired in 1992, is remembered by one former colleague as someone who brought fresh ideas and new expectations to the department, which he joined in 1966.

Originally from Chicago, Bzoch taught at the University of Utah, University of Minnesota and Louisiana State University before coming to UND. Milton Winger, also a former UND professor and math chairman, retired the same year as Bzoch.

"He brought new ideas to the department," Winger said. "Not that he was better than any other chair, but he just brought something different to the department."

Winger worked in the Mathematics Department for 10 years before Bzoch joined UND. "He gave students the tools and concepts for learning, and then he let them learn it for themselves," Winger said.

His teaching style departed from what was mainstream at the time, Winger said. He added that Bzoch encouraged faculty members and students always to press forward. For example, he "motivated faculty members to further themselves in their schooling."

Winger recalls the retreats Bzoch held as chairman: "He would take us someplace isolated -- not always out of town, but isolated -- and we would sit and hammer and thrash out our problems (work-related or not)," Winger said.

Another colleague, Mike Gregory, said he was an "exceptional man" who never had a negative thing to say about anybody. "He always thought of things to say about people (in job recommendations, for example) that I would have never thought of," Gregory added.

Ed Nelson remembered Bzoch's "extensive library of cookbooks" and that he was "always very heavy on the garlic." They wouldn't argue over too much garlic but they would over whether the Green Bay Packers were better than the Chicago Bears, Nelson said. "He liked the Bears and the (Chicago) Cubs (baseball team)."

Ronald Charles Bzoch was born March 16, 1930, in Chicago, to Rudolph and Mildred (Novotny) Bzoch. He attended school in Berwyn, Ill., graduated from high school in Cicero, Ill., and earned undergraduate and master's degrees at DePaul University. He earned his doctorate at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1957.

He married Ann Catherine Grill on Feb. 3, 1951, in Cicero.

Bzoch began his teaching career as an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota and continued at the University of Utah. He also taught at Louisiana State University and was associate chairman of mathematics there.

In 1966, he joined the UND Mathematics Department as a professor. He was chairman for 17 years.

In his 26 years at UND, Bzoch taught at other colleges around the region through a visiting lecturer program. He conducted classes at nearly every college in North Dakota, as well as some in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. During his years as math chair, the department won a best teaching award and he earned an outstanding teaching award as well.

He is survived by his wife; son, Jim and his fiancee, Pam, and her children Brit and Alex Wolters, Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Maryanne (Russ) Romero, Whittier, Calif.; two grandchildren, Andy and Robbie Romero, Whittier, Calif.; brother, Kenneth (Lorrayne) Bzoch, Gainsville, Fla.; and sister LaVerne Dusk, Berwyn, Ill.

-- written by Waylon Pretends Eagle, and reprinted with permission from the Grand Forks Herald.




The USDA-CSREES Annual Competitive Grant Workshop will be presented by staff in the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (NRI) and Higher Education Programs. The one-day workshop, which will be hosted by the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Orlando, Fla., beginning at 8 a.m. It is designed for an audience of investigators and research administrators with an interest in NRI and Higher Education programs. Investigators and staff from large, small, public, and private colleges and universities are encouraged to attend this workshop. The program description and on-line registration form are available at http://research.ifas.ufl.edu/. Questions concerning the program may be directed to Judy Kite, University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station at (352) 392-1789.

-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of the Office of Research and Program Development.



Following are research and grant opportunities. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.


Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships are awarded to recently tenured scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and social sciences. Fields of specialization include but are not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, geography, history, languages and literatures, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology. Proposals in the social science fields are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political philosophy). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are those focused on a geographic region or cultural or linguistic group. Fellowships provide up to $65,000 for one academic year of residence at one of 9 national residential research centers. Deadline: 10/1/99.

Contemplative Practice Fellowships provide up to $10,000 to faculty members at U.S. institutions for the development of courses and teaching materials that explore contemplative practice from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives: from art, architecture, music, theater and dance, to literature, science, philosophy, religious studies, history and the humanistic social sciences. They support the study of contemplation not just as a category of religious practice but as a method for developing concentration and deeper understanding and for cultivating awareness. Proposals for multi-disciplinary courses and collaborative work are welcome. Imaginative teaching methodologies that include practical and experiential approaches to the subject matter are of particular interest. The inclusion of instruction in contemplative practice, in or out of the classroom, is encouraged but not required. Fellowships will be tenable in the summer of 2000, to develop courses to be taught during 2000-2001. Deadline: 11/01/1999.

Contact: 212/697-1505; fax 212/949-8058; grants@acls.org; http://www.acls.org.

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Applications are requested for collaborative partnerships between academic or industrial researchers from states eligible for the DOE/EPSCoR Program and researchers at the DOE's National Laboratories, facilities, and centers. The purpose of this program is to initiate and promote partnering and collaborative relationships that build beneficial energy-related research programs. Collaborations should address areas of research of current interest to the DOE. Undergraduate and graduate students should be active members of the research team, and it is highly desirable that a student spend a summer or academic-year at the National Laboratory, facility or center. Awards are expected to range up to $75,000 annually for 1-3 years. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a brief preapplication. A response to the preapplications encouraging or discouraging a formal application will be communicated to the applicant within approximately 30 days of receipt. Instructions regarding the preapplication can be found at: http://www.er.doe.gov/production/grants/preapp.html. Additional application information is available at http://www.er.doe.gov/production/bes/EPSCoR/APPLI.HTM. Deadlines: 10/6/99 (Preapplication), 1/12/00 (Formal Proposal). Contact: Matesh N. Varma, DOE/EPSCoR Program Manager, 301/903-3209, fax 301/903-9513, matesh.varma@science.doe.gov.

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Global Environment Research Grants are awarded to Individuals or groups engaged in research activities aimed at the development of innovative technologies which will contribute to the solution of global environmental problems. Research proposals deemed to contribute significantly to the resolution of global environmental problems will also be supported in the form of entrusted research. Themes of research invited are: carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases considered to be primary causes of global warmings; and other technologies concerning global environmental problems such as control of the generation and widespread release of chemical substances (apart from greenhouse gases), substitutes for chemical substances, and recycling and effective utilization of materials. There are no citizenship restrictions. Up to 10 million Japanese yen will be allocated for each proposal. The period of research will be from April 2000 to March 2001. Deadline: 10/29/99. Contact: Minori Yamaguchi, telephone 81 774 75 2302; fax 81 774 75 2314; proposal@rite.or.jp; http://www.rite.or.jp/English/E-home-frame.html.

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The U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Program supports binational collaborative projects in science and technology between U.S. and Egyptian partners. Projects must help the U.S. and Egypt utilize science and apply technology by providing opportunities to exchange ideas, information, skills, and techniques, and collaborate on scientific and technological endeavors of mutual interest and benefit. All proposals will be considered; however, special consideration will be given to those that address the following areas: information technology, environmental technologies, biotechnology, standards and metrology, and manufacturing technologies. Funding will vary from proposal to proposal. Eligible applicants are U.S. and Egyptian scientists. Deadline: 10/31/99. Contact: Vickie Alexander, Telephone 011-20-2 357-2925; fax 011-20-2 354-8091; alexanderva@state.gov.

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The Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse in Rural America program provides support to encourage research on drug and alcohol use and abuse behaviors in rural America, the consequences of such use/abuse, and delivery of appropriate prevention and treatment services. Areas of interest are epidemiology/etiology and prevention and treatment services research. Examples of research areas are listed in the announcement. Within the epidemiology/etiology area, especially encouraged is building upon existing epidemiologic systems such as NIDA's Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG); special attention is also encouraged on the impact of both in- and out-migration in rural areas. The size of awards will vary. Small grants provide up to $50,000/year in direct costs plus indirect costs for up to 2 years. The R01, R03, and Investigator-Initiated Interactive Research Project Grants award mechanisms will be used. Deadlines: 10/1/99, 10/15/99, 2/1/00, 2/15/00, 6/1/00, 6/15/00. Contact: Peter Hartsock, 301/443-6720; fax 301/443-2636; ph45z@nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-95-060.html.

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Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowships are provided to extend research and/or revise the dissertation for publication in any topic relevant to the AAS' library collections and programmatic scope of American history and culture through 1876. Scholars no more than 3 years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply. Fellowships provide $30,000 for 12 months. Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of AAS' coverage. Deadline:10/15/99. Contact: 508/755-5221; fax 508/754-9069; cfs@mwa.org; gopher://mark.mwa.org.

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The University Earth System Science (UnESS) Project (Solicitation Number: AO-99-OES-02) offers the opportunity to conduct innovative space-borne Earth system investigations in the form of complete spaceflight missions or secondary payload instruments. This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is intended to foster development of the next generation of Earth system scientists, engineers, managers, educators, and entrepreneurs through significant and meaningful hands-on student involvement in Earth observation space missions at the university level. Student involvement should include helping prepare the proposal through analysis and distribution of the data to the scientific community. Equal weight will be given to scientific and student/applications involvement aspects of the proposal. The AO is available via the Earth Science Enterprise Home Page at http://www.earth.nasa.gov/ under "Research Opportunities" or via anonymous ftp at: ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/ese. A paper copy is available by calling 202/358-3552 and leaving a voice mail message. Deadline: 12/1/99. Contact: Gordon Johnston, 202/358-4685; fax 202/358-2769; gjohnsto@mail.hq.nasa.gov; http://nais.nasa.gov/EPS/HQ/date.html#AO-99-OES-02.

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Research grant applications are invited on the biobehavioral basis of behaviors which increase the risk of cancer, cancer-related morbidity,or progression of cancer (CA-99-014). Since innovative ideas are expected, preliminary data as evidence of feasibility are NOT required. However, the proposed work must be novel, hypothesis driven, and utilize pre-intervention research designs in human populations. Applications from a wide range of activities related to cancer control are welcome, and researchers from conceptually related domains outside of the cancer control field are encouraged to apply. This is a one-time solicitation and will use the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism. The total project period for an application may not exceed two years. Deadlines: 10/21/99 (Letter of Intent); 11/18/99 (Proposal). Contact: Michael Stefanek, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, 301/496-8776; ms496r@nih.gov.

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The AHA and its affiliates support research activities broadly related to cardiovascular function and diseases, stroke, or to related basic science, clinical, and public health problems. Deadline for all programs: 11/22/99. Contact: 214/706-1457; fax 214/706-1341; affil@heart.org; http://www.americanheart.org (look for Science and Professional, click on Research). On the Research Programs/Funding page look for Application Information, click on Affiliate.

Predoctoral Fellowships provide up to $18,500/year for 1-2 years with an option to reapply for a third year. Applicants should be predoctoral Ph.D., M.D., DO (or equivalent) students seeking research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career.

Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for 2 years with an option to reapply for a third year. Applicants must have received their M.D., Ph.D., DO, or equivalent at activation. Support is provided to individuals before they are ready for some stage of independent research.

Beginning Grants-in-Aid applicants must have received an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., or equivalent degree and must be full-time faculty/staff initiating independent research, up to and including Assistant Professor or equivalent. Grants provide $40,000/year in direct costs for 2 years.

Scientist Development Grants provide $70,000/year maximum in 4-year project and salary support to help beginning scientists move from completion of research training to the status of independent investigators. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent at application, and must have a full-time faculty/staff appointment (up to and including Assistant Professor or equivalent). It must be no more than 4 years since their first full-time faculty/staff appointment at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level. Applicants may apply in the final year of postdoctoral research fellowship or in the initial years of an independent research career. They must not have received prior national-level grants.

Grants-in-Aid are intended to encourage and adequately fund the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators. They provide $50,000/year for 2 years. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.O. or equivalent and be full-time faculty/staff pursuing independent research. Eligibility is not restricted by seniority or academic rank.

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-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of Research and Program Development.


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