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University Letter

August 27, 1999

Volume 37 No. 1

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 37, Number 1, August 27, 1999

UNIVERSITY LETTER IS ALSO AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY in the Events and News section of UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address is: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm

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On September 8, 1884, the University opened its doors. Eleven students registered on that first day.



Inauguration ceremonies will be conducted Friday, Oct. 15 to officially install Charles E. Kupchella as the tenth president of the University of North Dakota. They will highlight this year's UND Homecoming weekend. Events are being planned by a committee of campus and community members co-chaired by Robert Boyd, Vice President of the UND Division of Student and Outreach Services, and Earl Strinden, Executive Vice President of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.

The main ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Official participants representing various constituents of the University and other invited guests will march to the site from Wilkerson Hall, across the street, in a processional beginning at 1:30 p.m. The inauguration and a reception following it in Wilkerson Hall are open to the public. The inaugural events highlight Homecoming festivities as a welcome to the new president and his wife, Adele. Also among events will be the President's Luncheon at noon Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Memorial Union Ballroom, and the UND Homecoming and Inaugural Party at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Grand Forks Civic Auditorium.

President Kupchella assumed the highest office of the largest educational institution in the region July 1, being named in a search that began last fall. President Kupchella had been provost at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau.

Hundreds of representatives from campuses, communities, the state, region, and across the nation will receive invitations to the inaugural ceremony in the next few weeks. On the UND campus, various faculty, staff, and student groups are also being invited to send participants and representatives to be part of the official inauguration ceremony processional group. The October ceremonies are the beginning of what will be an inaugural academic year of a "celebration of the University" through a series of events, culminating in the spring and including an inaugural tour of the state by President Kupchella. Spotlighted during the year's activities will be UND's people, academics, and research.

- Robert Boyd, Vice President Division of Student and Outreach Services, and Earl Strinden, Executive Vice President of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, Co-Chairs, Inauguration Committee.



President Kupchella will hold regular monthly briefings in the Memorial Union Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. on the following dates: Sept. 15, South Ballroom; Oct. 13, Lecture Bowl; Nov. 3, River Valley Room; and Dec. 8, Lecture Bowl.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



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.



Campus Road south of Engelstad Arena and the Memorial Stadium will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 6, for paving. The schedule may change because of weather conditions.

The steam heat line replacement is progressing relatively well despite bouts of rain. The contractor, Lunseth, said they should be finished with all sidewalks south of University Ave. within two weeks. The closing of University Ave. will be delayed again, this time until after Labor Day, to allow the contractor to concentrate on completing the central core of campus. The parking lots in the Memorial Stadium and Engelstad Arena areas should be open by Potato Bowl Sept. 11.

Steam line piping for the Nutrition Lab area should arrive soon; the area will soon be under construction. Workers are working on replacing pipe in a line from Columbia Road to the International Centre; this should be complete by Sept. 11 or 12.

The steam will be shut down in the Memorial Union and O'Kelly Halls for about 1-1/2 days either Thursday or Friday. This will allow workers to tie the steam lines in to O'Kelly Hall. Upson Hall and Hyslop Sports Center parking lots will be closed and striped over the weekend, weather permitting.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.




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.



Northern Lights Public Radio will hold a record sale this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the corner of University Avenue and Cambridge Street. The station is selling hundreds of vinyl records and compact discs from our collections after our move to new studios to make more storage space. The collections contain many different genres of music including hundreds of old middle-of-the-road, classical, folk, pop, jazz and international recordings. Stop by and look through years musical recordings priced to go. For more information, call 777-2577.

-- Northern Lights Public Radio.



The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will host Animesh Sahai of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for the opening seminar of the 1999-2000 school year at noon Monday, Aug. 30. The seminar series will meet each week at noon in the Frank N. Low Conference Room (B710) in the Medical School. Dr. Sahai's seminar will be on "The Role of Dopamine in Diabetic Nephropathy."

-- Jon Jackson, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.



The staff of the Computer Center invites everyone to an open house for Bonnie Snyder who is retiring after 19 years of service to UND. We especially want to recognize Bonnie for her calm, polite and considerate manner through the many computing 'crises' she's heard about over the years, and to wish Bonnie a wonderful retirement. The reception will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. in 371 Upson II Hall. Refreshments will be served.

-- Dorette Kerian, Interim Director, Computer Center.



A new session of the Faculty Writing Seminar (FWS) will meet this fall and is open to all faculty. The seminar is designed as a writing workshop, which provides opportunities for participants to work collegially on various kinds of writing projects. This can include papers for publication, book chapters, book or grant proposals, case studies, and other kinds of scholarly and/or professional writing. Current plans are to meet Wednesdays, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1. However, an alternative time will be considered if that appears to be a better option for interested faculty.

For more information about the FWS, or for questions or concerns about time conflicts, please contact Joan Hawthorne by phone at 777-6381 or by e-mail at hawthorn@badlands.nodak.edu. To sign up for the FWS, call the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) office at 777-3600.

-- Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator, 777-6381.



The University Senate will meet Thursday, Sept. 2, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.


1) Announcements (Attachment No. 1)

2)Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.

3)Question Period.


4)Annual Reports (1997-98 and 1998-99) of the Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. C. Ray Diez, Chair. (Attachments No. 2 and No. 3)


5) Election of Senate Chairperson. Betty Gard, Committee on Committees.

6) Election of Vice Chairperson. Betty Gard, Committee on Committees.

7) Election of a Faculty Representative to a two-year term on the Senate Executive Committee to replace Scott Lowe. Betty Gard, Committee on Committees.

8) Election of a Student Representative to the Senate Executive Committee. Betty Gard, Committee on Committees.

9) Election of three Senate faculty members to the Committee on Committees. Betty Gard, Committee on Committees.

-- Carmen Williams (Interim Registrar), Secretary of the Senate.



George Winston will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Empire Arts Center, downtown Grand Forks, in a solo piano benefit concert for Northern Lights Public Radio, 90.7FM and 1370 AM.

Inspired by R&B, jazz, blues, and rock, Windham Hill pianist, flagship artist and Grammy Award winner George Winston began playing organ and electric piano after high school in 1967, but switched to acoustic piano in 1971 after hearing records by the legendary stride (swing) pianists Thomas "Fats" Waller (who wrote the standard pieces, "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose") and the late Teddy Wilson, who is best known for playing with the great Benny Goodman Trio and Quartet. In the early 1970s, Winston began working on his own brand of pop instrumental music on solo piano, playing both original songs as well as arrangements of pieces by other composers. In 1972 he recorded his first solo piano album, "Ballads and Blues - 1972." Last year, Winston celebrated his 25th anniversary as a recording artist, composer and producer. His record catalogue includes "Autumn" (1980), "Winter Into Spring" (1982), "Summer" (1991), "Linus & Lucy - The Music of Vince Guaraldi" (1996) and the Grammy-winning solo piano album "Forest." Winston is set to release his first album of new solo piano recordings in three years, "Plains," at the end of September.

His melodic impressionistic style comes from the select pop instrumental influences, as well as folk music, and he what he calls "rural folk piano" or "folk piano." He also plays in two other styles that he has studied for many years, the stride and rhythm and blues piano. Currently Winston is studying rhythm and blues piano and is most inspired by three great New Orleans pianists, the late Professor Longhair, and two pianists who were inspired by him: the late James Booker and the great jazz/R&B pianist Henry Butler.

Please join us in support of the Grand Forks Food Cupboard by bringing a non-perishable food donation to the concert. Collection barrels will be available in the lobby.

-- Northern Lights Public Radio.



NDSU is hosting an Internet2 Day on campus Thursday, Sept. 9. Internet2 executives will introduce several Internet2 projects and initiatives in which researchers could play a role, and I2 applications and research under way at NDSU will be demonstrated. The I2day will coincide with the North Dakota EPSCoR Conference also hosted at NDSU Friday, Sept. 10.

Ted Hanss, Director of Applications Development for the Internet2 Project, and Ken Klingenstein, Project Director of the Internet2 Middleware Initiative, will help participants envision the next generation of Internet applications. The events run all day long.

For more information and to register see http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/i2day/ The Computer Center could take a few people in a scheduled vehicle. E-mail dorette_kerian@mail.und.nodak.edu of your interest.

-- Dorette Kerian, Interim Director, Computer Center.



Peter Lodrup, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway, will discuss the role of the Norwegian Supreme Court during and immediately after the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. His lecture, the first in the School of Law Centennial Series, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. It is free and open to the public.

Professor Lodrup will focus on the Court's reaction to changes to the justice system imposed by Vidkun Quisling's self-imposed "national government" and the Nazi occupiers, as well as the war trials of members of the Norwegian Nazi party following the war.

Peter Lodrup was born in 1932 and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence (Dr. juris) from the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo in 1966. Lodrup has held the academic rank of Professor of Jurisprudence since 1970, and served as dean of the faculty of Law from 1980 to 1985. For various periods since 1991 he has also served as temporary Justice of the Supreme Court. Lodrup has written many books and articles in the areas of aviation law, family law, the law of succession and the law of damages. Lodrup and his wife Grethe, who will be accompanying Professor Lodrup on this trip to Grand Forks, live in Oslo. They have one daughter, Cathrine, who is a lawyer in Oslo.

-- W. Jeremy Davis, Dean, School of Law.



Following is the 1999-2000 Faculty Lecture Series schedule. All lectures will be in the North Dakota Museum of Art with a 4 p.m. reception followed by the lecture at 4:30 p.m.:

Tuesday, Sept. 14, "The Creation and Reharmonization of a Jazz Standard" presented by Michael Blake, Assistant Professor of Music, with an introduction by Gordon Brock, Director of Bands.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, "Bringing Myopia into Focus - Insights from Animal Models," presented by Jody Rada, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, with an introduction by Edward Carlson, Professor and Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

Tuesday, Nov. 30, "Striving for Democracy in Yugoslav' States," presented by Stephen Markovich, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, with an introduction by Henry Tomasek, Dean Emeritus of the College of Human Resources Development and Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

Tuesday, Jan. 25, "Living Movies: Scholarship and Memory," presented by Michael Anderegg, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English, with an introduction by James McKenzie, Professor of English.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, "Melancholy Baby Revisited: Twenty years of Research on Women and Alcohol," presented by Richard Wilsnack, Professor of Neuroscience, and Sharon Wilsnack, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, with an introduction by H. David Wilson, Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Tuesday, April 11, "Building a Cultural Life," presented by Laurel Reuter, Director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, with an introduction by Robert Lewis, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and Chair of English.

-- Faculty Lecture Series Committee.



Catherine Stimpson, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, will give the Elaine McKenzie Memorial Lecture in the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. In her lecture, "The Global, the Local and the Arts" she will address what globalization is doing to the arts, and why the local still matters so much.

Dr. Stimpson is a formidable presence in American intellectual life. From 1994 to 1997 she served as Director of the Fellows Program at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. Simultaneously, she was on leave from her position as professor at Rutgers, where, from 1986 to 1992, she was also Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Before going to Rutgers, she taught at Barnard, where she was also the first director of its Women's Center. Now the editor of a book series for the University of Chicago Press, she was the founding editor of "Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society," from 1974-80. The author of a novel, "Class Notes" (1979, 1980), and the editor of several books, she has published over 150 monographs, essays, stories, and reviews in such places as "Transatlantic Review," "Nation," "New York Times Book Review," "Critical Inquiry," and "boundary 2." A selection of essays, "Where The Meanings Are," appeared in 1988. Her book on Gertrude Stein is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. She has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. Her public service has included chairing the New York State Council for the Humanities, the National Council for Research on Women, and the Ms. Magazine Board of Scholars. In 1990 she was the president of the Modern Language Association. She is now the Chair of the National Advisory Committee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and a member of the board of PBS and several educational institutions. As a member of the editorial group of "Change" magazine from 1992 to 1994, she wrote a regular column about education and culture. Born in Bellingham, Wash., she was educated at Bryn Mawr College, Cambridge University, and Columbia University. She holds honorary degrees from Upsala College, Monmouth College, Bates College, Florida International University, the State University of New York at Albany, Hamilton College, the University of Arizona, Wheaton College, Hood College, Union College, Holy Cross College, and Santa Clara University. She has also won Fulbright and Rockefeller Humanities Fellowships.

-- Morgan Owens, North Dakota Museum of Art.



The UND Career Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Hyslop Sports Center from 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m. The Fair offers students the opportunity to network with company representatives and gather information to plan a career path. Please encourage your students to take part in this chance to meet prospective employers by announcing the 1999 UND Career Fair's date and time in your classes, departmental newsletters, student publications, etc. A list of participating companies is available on our website, www.career.und.nodak.edu. Should you have employers you wish to invite, please send the contact name, company and address to Career Services, Box 9014. For further information regarding the Fair you can call either Ramonica Moore at 777-4100 or Mark Thompson at 777-4178.

-- Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services.



Fritz Library Changes Book Loan Period

The Chester Fritz Library has announced that on Aug. 24, a new book loan period for undergraduates and graduate students, as well as affiliated and unaffiliated borrowers, will go into effect. Under the new policy, Library users may check out books for 30 days with renewal options, including the ability to renew library books electronically. Nearly 10,000 students who have library cards may be affected by the new policy. The current loan policy for faculty and staff will not change.

The new policy will provide students with greater access to high demand materials and assure that books are back on book shelves in a more timely manner. The new book check out period is similar to loan periods in effect at UND's professional libraries of Law and Medicine, as well as other North Dakota University System Libraries.

For the Chester Fritz Library, the state's largest library, the change in the book loan period is the latest in a long line of improvements the Library has offered its patrons to improve access to information. The Chester Fritz Library was one of the state's first libraries to offer students computerized access to library holdings and earlier this year, it became the first major research library in the upper plains to offer users access to major encyclopedias, such as the Grove Dictionary of Art Online. In an era when information is available from many sources, service and convenience are increasingly one of the attractions that libraries use to set themselves apart.

"We're trying to determine what are user's needs now and in the future and how we might improve our existing services and operations," said Frank D'Andraia, Director of Libraries.

During recent focus group meetings conducted by the Library, a number of students expressed a desire for more timely access to materials, especially books used for course assignments. Last year the Chester Fritz circulated approximately 128,000 items, or nearly 13 books per student. During this same period, Library records indicated than more than 2,000 items failed to be returned on time, despite a generous loan period.

-- Frank D'Andraia, Director of Libraries, and Paulette Dvorak, Head of Access Services, Chester Fritz Library.



The Graduate School has issued the semi-annual call for nominations for membership on the Graduate Faculty. A memorandum detailing the process, and including a copy of the nomination form, has been sent to the chairperson of each department/program offering a graduate degree. The deadline for nominations to be received in the Graduate School is Tuesday, Sept. 7. Final action on the nominations is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 13.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



Students completely withdrawing from the 1999 Fall Semester must use the UND "WITHDRAWAL" form, which is available at the Office of the Registrar, 201 Twamley Hall. Students are not to use the Registration Action Form for this process.

-- Carmen Williams, Interim University Registrar.



Faculty and departments may subscribe to the newsletter, "The Teaching Professor," at a subsidized rate of $17 per year by contacting the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325 or Box 7104 by Friday, Sept. 3. This is an excellent monthly newsletter which focuses on teaching issues in higher education.

-- Libby Rankin, Director of Instructional Development.




President Charles Kupchella has appointed Phil Harmeson to succeed George Schubert as UND's Faculty Athletic Representative. Dr. Harmeson will serve as UND's institutional voting representative to the NCAA, the North Central Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Dr. Harmeson is a fourth-generation North Dakotan. The son of a school superintendent, he grew up in the North Dakota towns of Underwood, Surrey, Linton and Velva, and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Lee (Tenn.) University and a master's degree from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville).

He was superintendent of schools in Almont, N.D., before going to law school at UND. Upon graduation from law school in 1983 and admission to state and federal courts, he practiced law and was the Associate Director of UND's Bureau of Governmental Affairs. He became Director of the Bureau upon Lloyd Omdahl's appointment as North Dakota lieutenant governor and served in that capacity until 1993. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration while being a tenured associate professor on the Accounting and Business Law faculty at UND.

Dr. Harmeson is a commentator, public affairs analyst, and was a weekly columnist for North Dakota daily newspapers, writing on North Dakota-related topics. He is a principal in Midwest Research Associates, specializing in political and retail marketing campaigns. Harmeson is frequently quoted in national newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media about elections, campaigns and other issues which affect North Dakota and the upper Midwest.

He is married to Bonnie (Lee) Harmeson (UND 91). They are the parents of two daughters, Angie (a junior at UND) and Brianne (a senior at Red River High School).

-- Charles Kupchella, President.



Sue Swanson has been appointed as the new Associate Director of the Office of International Programs. The Associate Director's primary responsibility will be to handle issues related to Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) requirements. The position will serve as the Designated School Official for the INS and as the Responsible Officer for the J-1 Visitor Exchange Program. In addition, new responsibilities include advising on the H-1 visa process for departments wishing to employ international faculty and staff.

Mrs. Swanson was previously at First National Bank as an Investment Consultant before coming to UND. She received two B.A.s from UND in Political Science and International Studies and received an MBA from UND in 1997. Mrs. Swanson has studied and done extensive service work in Colombia and Guatemala.

-- Barry Stinson, Director, Office of International Programs.




In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Sept. 6, will be observed as Labor Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

-- John Ettling, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.



The Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for the Labor Day weekend are: Saturday, Sept. 4, closed; Sunday, Sept. 5, closed; and Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day), 1 p.m. to midnight.

-- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.



The hours for the Library of the Health Sciences over the Labor Day weekend will be: Saturday, Sept. 4, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 5, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to midnight.

-- Judy Rieke, Librarian, Library of the Health Sciences.



The Labor Day hours for the Law Library are: Friday, Sept. 3, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 4, noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 5, noon to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 6, noon to 5 p.m.

-- Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.



Kristine Paranica has been named the new director of the Conflict Resolution Center. A certified mediator and family mediator, Paranica previously worked as a staff attorney for the Northeast Judicial District in Grand Forks, where she helped to establish and oversee the district's mediation program and served as a judicial referee. She received her B.S. in Social Work from UND, and her J.D. from the UND School of Law. Paranica received her Basic, Family, and Advanced Mediation training from the UND Conflict Resolution Center and Dorothy DellaNoce. Paranica has worked as a prosecuting attorney in Bismarck, and concentrated in the area of child protection.

Paranica praised the staff of the Conflict Resolution Center, which has earned national recognition for its work with the U.S. Postal Service, traveling extensively around the United States to work with postal employees and redress issues. The Center has also earned praise regionally for its work in 1997 in facilitating post-flood community talks. "When these two, Linda (Hendrikson) and Tom (Fuchs) -- go out and do training, they're always asked to come back, they're so good," said Paranica. She added, "A lot of the research and writing (the staff does) is on the cutting edge."

Paranica said the Conflict Resolution Center at UND will look at getting into some new areas, including juvenile court victim/offender mediation and divorce mediation. She said many states have passed laws for mandatory mediation, but said North Dakota "has hesitated." She said families that get the most out of mediation "come to it voluntarily." Another growth area: conflict resolution programs in public schools including peer mediation for students in the later grades. In fact, the Center is currently planning an on-campus community mediation center or clinic at UND.

The Conflict Resolution Center at UND was established in 1988 to provide a wide range of conflict resolution services to the UND campus, to the region, to northern Minnesota and to the state of North Dakota. A large part of the Center's work consists of customized conflict resolution training for individuals, private businesses and public organizations.

-- Conflict Resolution Center.



Devils Lake educator Sam Johnson has been named director of the Northern Interscholastic Press Association (NIPA). Headquartered at UND, NIPA is the largest school press association in the Midwest, and serves student journalists, teachers and advisers in North Dakota, South Dakota, western Minnesota, and southern Manitoba, Canada.

Johnson has been an educator in Devils Lake since 1980, serving as an English and journalism teacher, director of media services, district technology coordinator, curriculum and grant writer. Prior to that he was an English/Journalism teacher at Larimore High School.

As NIPA director, Johnson's duties will include promoting student journalism coordinating fall and spring conferences and writing contests, developing journalism education programs for students, teachers and advisers, and serving as a spokesperson for scholastic journalism.

-- Stephen Rendahl, School of Communication.



Wednesday, Sept. 8, is the deadline for returning 1999-2000 Directory Information Forms to the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall. The forms are being distributed this week to all UND offices and departments, and it is their responsibility to complete and return the forms so personnel may be included in the 1999-2000 UND Directory and Handbook. A form is attached to this issue of the University Letter if you did not receive a directory information form.

The forms are to be completed for all faculty and staff members, and for graduate teaching, research and service assistants who have appointments approved by the Graduate School. Your home address and telephone number will NOT be used in the electronic directory. Please double-check all completed forms to ensure that information is accurate.

-- Jim Penwarden, Director, University Relations.



Attention Numeric Keypad Users for TN3270:

If you use the numeric keypad with TN3270 for data input, please do NOT map the numeric keys (0 9) on the numeric keypad as this causes problems. The numeric keypad does not work by default. If your numeric keypad does not work you may activate the numeric keypad by following the instructions below:

A) Launch the TN3270 session Select Options Session Profile... Terminal Keyboard Uncheck Ignore NumLock State, click the OK button and exit Session Profile

B) Save the Session Profile explicitly if the automatic save is not turned on in your profile. File Save Session Profile... Verify that your appropriate Folder and Session Profile are highlighted - Click the Save button.

C) The NumLock key must be engaged before launching the TN3270 session for the numeric keypad to work.

Please do NOT map the numeric keys (0 9) on the numeric keypad as this causes problems. If you wish to map the keys surrounding the numeric keys (0 9) on the numeric keypad to a different action please follow the instructions below:

A) Launch the TN3270 session Select Options Session Profile... Terminal Keyboard Check Allow mapping of /,*,-,+ keys in NumLock, click the OK button and exit Session Profile

B) Now you may map one or more keys surrounding the numeric keys on the numeric keypad. Please do NOT map the numeric keys (0 9) on the numeric keypad, only the keys surrounding the numbers.

C) Save the Session Profile explicitly if the automatic save is not turned on in your profile. File Save Session Profile... Verify that your appropriate Folder and Session Profile are highlighted - Click the Save button.

D) The NumLock key must be engaged before launching the TN3270 session for the numeric keypad to work.

HostExplorer TN3270 version

The HostExplorer TN3270 from Hummingbird is Y2K compliant and should be installed on all HECN machines that need to communicate with the UND administrative mainframe. If you do not have it on your machine please arrange with your Technical support person to install it. The most current patch will bring the 6.1 version up to If you are having any problems with your TN3270 it is highly suggested that the he611-3i.exe patch dated July 27, 1999 available at ftp.hummingbird.com in directories pub/bbs/hostex/he611-3i.exe be applied. If you have any questions regarding HostExplorer TN3270 you may write Rose_Keeley@mail.und.nodak.edu or call 701-777-3062.

-- Rose Keeley, Computer Center.



It is with regret that the University must report the death of Chancy D. Peterson on Aug. 15. He was admitted into UND in the fall of 1995 and was enrolled in Aerospace Sciences, majoring in Commercial Aviation.

-- Lillian Elsinga, Dean of Students.



Fall 1999 fee payment will be conducted Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 1, 2, and 3. If you are consulting with anyone who needs one-on-one assistance from the Business Office staff, please refer them to the Memorial Union Ballroom Business Manager's table from Sept. 1-3. The Business Office in Twamley Hall will be closed these three days. Your assistance is appreciated.

-- Wanda Sporbert, Business Office.



The Department of Teaching and Learning is offering a new special topics course on campus this fall, (T&L 590: ST: Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Reference #43001, 2 credit hours, graduate, Tuesdays from 5 to 7:15 p.m., Ryan Hall, Room 111). This introductory course is the first of three interdisciplinary courses focusing on autistic spectrum disorders T&L will offer during the 1999-2000 school year. Its central purpose is to introduce participants to the history, characteristics, and theory associated with the spectrum, thereby enhancing their understanding of these disorders. Potential participants include general and special educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, parents, and others. Please note that the course will include several guest lecturers: Rich Simpson, University of Kansas; Pamela Wolfberg, San Francisco State University; Brenda Myles, University of Kansas; Bill Ogletree, Western Carolina University; John Hoover, UND; Jacob Kerbeshian, Altru Clinic, Grand Forks; and others to be announced. For additional information about this course, please contact me.

-- Marj Bock (Teaching and Learning), 777-2863 or mbock@sage.und.nodak.edu.



The Sunday "New York Times" is available by subscription for only $2 per copy, a 50 percent savings off the cover price. Papers will be available after 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Union Service Center. ID cards will be provided; you will not be able to pick up your paper without the card. Papers not picked up by Wednesday will be recycled; no credit will be given for unclaimed papers. Fall term delivery begins Sept. 12 or 19 and ends Dec. 12. For more information, please call the Service Center at 777-3927. Fall term costs are $28 (14 issues) beginning Sept. 12 or $26 (13 issues) beginning Sept. 19.

-- MaryAnne Lustgraaf, Memorial Union.



UND's web site, UNDInfo, at www.und.edu, has several new pages and services to offer this fall. Check out President Kupchella's page at www.und.edu/president. We also offer the President's Forum, in which you may welcome Dr. Kupchella, ask questions, make comments, and more. You can link to it from the front page or from the President's page.

You may also want to check out UND's new Virtual Tour at www.und.edu/flashtour. We've updated the pictures, and it's a great way to show our campus to prospective students and faculty.

Finally, UNDInfo once again offers access to web site logs and accesses. You can find the information at webbie.und.nodak.edu/und/logs. UND Info receives about 7,000 hits per day to the main page, about half of them from out of the area. If you'd like logs run for your site on UNDInfo, please e-mail web@sage.und.nodak.edu and request the information. We'll be happy to run them for you. We can provide it in Word, Excel, plain text, or html; please state your preference in the e-mail.

And as always, faculty, departments, and student organizations are welcome to have pages on our site. Just contact us at web@sage.und.nodak.edu, or call 777-2474. We'll be happy to help. UNDInfo is co-administered by the Computer Center and University Relations, with outstanding students who do much of the work.

-- Jan Orvik, UNDInfo Co-Manager.



Thanks to the Student Government, which funded the recycling containers, we will expand the collection of #1 and #2 plastic containers (printed on the bottom of the bottle) in the majority of buildings on campus. The collection container will be labeled "Plastic" and "Cans." Deposit both materials, plastic and metal cans, in one container. Please empty containers and remove caps from bottles. UND is committed to reducing solid waste and saving resources. Thanks for doing your part.

-- Janice Troitte, Facilities.



Insight meditation will be offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in the Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., beginning Sept. 1 and continuing through the fall semester. All are welcome; no prior experience is necessary.

Insight meditation is a practice of cultivating peacefulness in the mind and openness in the heart. It is learning to live in the present moment, to ride more easily with the ups and downs of our lives. It requires no specific belief commitments and is compatible with any or no religious affiliation.

A meditation study group, a group combining meditation with study and discussion, will meet Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 27, for an eight-week course. The topic is The Heart of Buddha's Teachings: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy and Liberation, a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen master nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in the past. Copies of the book will be on sale at the meetings.

-- Tamar Read, Professor Emeritus of Music, Leader of Insight Meditation.



The University Within the University (U2) courses for September are:

Accounting Services

Mainframe Computer Usage and Printouts, Sept. 10, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II Hall.

Computer Center (all classes in 361 Upson II Hall)

E-mail Using Mulberry, Sept. 2, 1 to 2:30 p.m.;
E-mail Using Eudora, Sept. 3, 1 to 2:30 p.m.;
Windows 98, Sept. 7-9, 9 to 11:45 a.m.;
GroupWise 5.5 Intro, Sept. 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
Creating a Web Page Using HTML, Sept. 9-10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
TSO Training, Sept. 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
Word 97 Level I, Sept. 13-16, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.;
WordPerfect 8.0 Level I, Sept. 14-17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
Exploring the Web Using Netscape, Sept. 17, 9 to 10:30 a.m.;
Excel 97 Level I, Sept. 20-23, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
GroupWise 5.5 Intermediate, Sept. 24, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
Word 97 Tips, Tricks, and Macros, Sept. 27-30, 9 to 11 a.m.;
WordPerfect 8.0 Tips, Tricks, and Macros, Sept. 27-30, 2 to 4 p.m.

The U2 program is sponsoring a new, three-session workshop, "Grant Writing: Getting the Results You Want," Tuesdays, Sept. 14, 21, and 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in 10/12 Swanson Hall. Instructors are Karen Berthold and Lynette Krenelka. Cost is $75 and will cover instruction, training manual, and refreshments.

This hands-on approach to grant writing will focus on planning and developing a proposal as well as locating appropriate funding sources. Our workshop presenters have received more than $3 million in grants through a variety of sources and have held several workshops throughout the state. Register early because space is limited. Contact Staci Matheny at 777-2128 to register for any of these classes.

-- Staci Matheny, Continuing Education.




The Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) assists faculty and staff in the pursuit of funding for research and other creative activity. Several staff members are available to help meet these needs:

CARL FOX, ORPD Director, reviews all grant proposals and contracts submitted to external agencies, and if they meet with University policies, signs for the University. In signing, the Director attests to University compliance with a myriad of assurances required by funding agencies. Dr. Fox interacts extensively with faculty, especially those involved in research and the submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies, and assists faculty in linking research interests across departmental lines and organizational boundaries. He also awards grants to faculty/staff for various needs relating to research and creative activity. He gives presentations on the activities and services of ORPD; presents workshops concerning grantsmanship related issues; and serves on many University committees (Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Institutional Animal Care and Use, Institutional Biosafety, Institutional Review Board, EPSCoR Steering Committee, Radiation Safety, etc.). You can reach him at 777-4280 or carl_fox@mail.und.nodak.edu.

SALLY ECKERT-TILOTTA, Assistant to the Director, assists faculty and staff in locating announcements and guidelines for sponsored research programs; identifies new research opportunities through contact with sponsors, professional research administration organizations, computer networks, and searches; and reviews proposals before submission to external sponsors to ensure compliance with University, state, and sponsor policies. In so doing, Sally serves as official signatory for the University certifying University compliance with all federal regulations. She works with Budget and Grants Administration to negotiate terms and conditions of contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, particularly as they relate to intellectual properties, copyrights, patents, and publication of research findings. In addition, she serves as liaison on assigned University-related committees as needed for the Director. Dr. Eckert-Tilotta also presents workshops on grant proposal preparation and locating funding opportunities. You can reach her at 777-2049 or sally_eckert-tilotta@mail.und.nodak.edu.

SHIRLEY GRIFFIN is secretary to the Director, Assistant to the Director, and serves on three committees. Contact her at 777-4279 or shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu regarding an appointment with the Director or Assistant to the Director. She can also provide information on or application forms for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or the use of human subjects in research; Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) or the use of DNA or hazardous materials in research; or the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) (formerly the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee). She also administers the SSAC and ORPD grant accounts (fund 1806 or 1813), so contact her for approval of out-of-state travel requests, etc.

ANNETTE VIERGUTZ at 777-4278 or annette_viergutz@mail.und.nodak.edu is the ORPD contact if you have a question regarding, or would like information on, any of the following: the grant proposal submission process; a proposal currently on file; and a particular funding agency, program, or particular program announcement, RFP, form, etc. She may be able to find it in our files, on the Internet or in a database, or can watch for it as she reviews information received daily. On request, Annette conducts database searches for potential funding sources based on keywords (SPIN, Prospector's Choice, Foundation Center). She is also your primary contact for submitting an NSF proposal by Fastlane.

-- Carl Fox, Director, 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.


The Directorate for Biological Sciences offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Microbial Biology to support training and research in a host institution on the basic biology of protozoan, microalgal, fungal, archaeal, bacterial, and viral species that are not generally considered to be model organisms, e.g., E. coli, Saccharomyces cerevesiae, TMV. The use of model organisms in comparative studies with non-model organisms is not excluded. Fellows may not have previously received a Federal research grant; may not submit a research and training plan duplicated in another NSF proposal; and may not have been involved in the research before June 1 of the deadline year. Deadline: 10/25/99. Contact: Ms. Carter Kimsey, 703/306-1469, ckimsey@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf99142/nsf99142.html.

Graduate Research Fellowships (including Women In Engineering and Computer and Information Science Awards) are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering supported by NSF. Awards are also made for work toward a research-based Ph.D. in science education that requires science competence comparable to that for Ph.D. candidates in scientific disciplines. Eligibility is limited to individuals who, by the beginning of the fall 1999 term, have completed no more than 20 semester hours (30 quarter hours) of graduate study in fields supported by this program since completion of a baccalaureate degree. Application is through Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU; http://www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm). The program announcement is also available from ORPD or the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf99136/nsf99136.htm. Deadline: 11/4/99. Contact: ORAU, 423/241-4300, nsfgrfp@orau.gov.

A new initiative, Exploratory Research on Scalable Enterprise Systems, will support 20-25 high risk/high return projects to foster the development of a science base for enterprise-wide business automation. Awards of up to $100,000 will be available for novel ideas which are NOT already widely researched and published. Emphasis will be placed on process modeling, system architecture issues, scalability, organizational design issues, collaborative decision-making, and supply chain issues as they relate specifically to scalable enterprise systems. Applicants should review research issues deemed relevant to the development of a fundamental science base in this area at www.eng.nsf.gov/programs/nsf99-149. Deadline: 12/15/99. Contact: Lawrence M. Seiford, Engineering--Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation, 703/306-1395; lseiford@nsf.gov; Ken P. Chong, Civil and Mechanical Systems, 703/306-1361, kchong@nsf.gov; Kishan Baheti, Electrical and Communication Systems, 703/306-1345, rbaheti@nsf.gov; Maria K. Burka, Chemical and Transport Systems, 703/306-1371, mburka@nsf.gov; Frederica Darema, Computer and Information Science and Engineering--Experimental and Integrative Activities, 703/306-1981, fdarema@nsf.gov; Mariann Jelinek, Social and Economic Sciences, 703/306-1757, mjelinek@nsf.gov.

The Cooperative Research - Western Europe (96-14) program supports cooperative activities with countries or multilateral organizations (European Commission, European Science Foundation, or NATO). Cooperative research projects are meant to facilitate internationalization of domestic research projects whose core support is provided by other sources by linking them with projects planned and carried out by foreign counterpart investigators. Awards are intended to initiate international cooperation involving new foreign partners or new types of activities with established partners. High priority goes to projects which involve participation of qualified undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral investigators, and other investigators in the early stages of their careers. NSF will normally support only projects that initiate activities involving new foreign collaborators or new types of activities. Proposals for activities involving regions and countries where interactions between U.S. and foreign investigators have been limited are encouraged. Priority will also be given to projects of all types that involve interactions between U.S. scientists and engineers and partners from more than one country within a particular region. Support is provided for up to 3 years.

The Joint Seminars and Workshops.--Western Europe (96-14) program supports seminars and workshops in Western Europe involving groups of U.S. and foreign counterpart investigators, intended to provide opportunities to identify common priorities in specific, well-defined research areas and, ideally, to begin preparation of cooperative research proposals. Such meetings usually involve no more than 30 participants. Typically, they involve approximately 10 U.S. and 10 foreign participants, with no more than 2 U.S. participants from any one institution. Foreign participants may come from more than one country. Meetings should be organized in cooperation with appropriate foreign institutions, including universities or equivalent organizations, professional societies, or multilateral organizations. Proposals that include the following are encouraged: involvement of graduate students, postdoctoral investigators, and/or qualified undergraduates; U.S. participation in regional or multilateral projects (with multilateral organizations such as the European Commission, European Science Foundation, NATO, or the Nordic council); or cooperative proposals with researchers in Germany, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, or Spain.

NSF assigns a high priority to projects designed to advance the international dimensions of Foundation-wide goals by encouraging activities in areas designated as research priorities, including advanced materials; advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, civil infrastructure; environment and global change; high performance computing and communication; and science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education. Award amounts vary. Deadlines: 11/1/99, 5/1/00 (proposals from U.S. investigators except proposals for cooperative activities in France supported by the sponsor and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and proposals from U.S. investigators for cooperative research in Germany under the DAAD program, for which the deadline 6/15/00.) Contact: 703/306-1702; fax 703/306-0476; jhudson@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/9614rev.htm.

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Grants for Research and Educational Projects, ranging from $10,000-$20,000, are provided for a period of 12-24 months for research or educational projects focusing on music, recordings, or other sound applications. NARAS supports efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas; research and research implementation projects related to music such as: teaching methodology in early childhood and the impact of music study on early childhood and human development; and the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals. Phone calls will not be accepted. Deadline: 10/1/99. Contact: 310/392-3777; fax 310/392-2188; http://www.grammy.com/grantprogram.

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The Fellowship Program provides $40,000 each to support women scholars, writers, artists or activists in any field, but especially the arts, to pursue independent study at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College and Study Center. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of significant accomplishment and professional experience, including at least 2 years of work in their respective fields after the appropriate degree. Visual artists and writers need not hold a terminal degree. Duration is one year. Deadline: 10/1/99.

Berkshire Summer Fellowships support women historians at the postdoctoral level working in any field of history to pursue independent study at the Bunting Institute. Preference is given to junior scholars and those who do not normally have access to Boston-area resources. The stipend will be $3,500 for the summer of 2000. There are no citizenship restrictions. Deadline: 1/14/00.

Contact: 617/495-8212; fax: 617/495-8136.

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The Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) Program provides support in the following areas: basic and applied research on biochemical, physiological, genetic, and behavioral mechanisms leading to pathological drinking behavior; mechanisms of alcohol-induced organ damage, including fetal injury; and clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological approaches to more effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related problems. The objective is to encourage applications from individuals who are interested in testing innovative or conceptually creative ideas that are scientifically sound and may advance understanding of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Another objective is to encourage necessary initial development to provide a basis for important future research. Applicants may request up to $100,000 in direct costs/year for up to 3 years. Deadlines: 10/1/99, 2/1/00, 6/1/00. Contact: Capt. Darryl Bertolucci, 301/443-4898; fax 301443-8614; dbertolu@mail.nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-131.html.

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Dissemination Grants are provided to extend the reach and impact of promising and significant new developments in humanities education. Projects may include presentations, publications, workshops, conferences, visitor or mentor programs, and networks of collaborating institutions. The program supports projects that promise national significance by virtue of their content, approach, or reach. Project periods may be up to 3 years. Deadline: 10/15/99.

Materials Development Grants provide up to $250,000 to support development of materials for national dissemination that will have a significant impact on humanities instruction. Such materials use print or electronic formats, but do not ordinarily include textbooks. Projects may include the preparation of materials such as a set of sourcebooks or teaching guides that suggest strategies for reading and interpreting specific humanities topics, themes, and texts. Projects normally involve groups of teachers and scholars working in a collaborative fashion, and may plan, design, or produce interactive educational software with excellent humanities content, or use other electronic technologies in the service of humanities teaching and learning. They may also involve design and field testing of innovative classroom uses of the materials being developed. Proposals involving school teachers and those aiming to enhance K-12 humanities education are especially encouraged. Applicants should be as creative as possible in using technology to enhance teaching and learning in a particular content area of the humanities. Duration may be up to 36 months. Deadline: 10/15/99.

Curricular Development/Demonstration Grants provide up to $250,000 for large-scale projects that bring faculty together within individual institutions or from cooperating schools, colleges, and universities to prepare, implement, and evaluate new or revised curricular changes that could serve as national models or pilot programs. Generally characterized by high visibility as well as long-range impact, these projects address broad issues central to the intellectual content and quality of humanities education. Grants support preparatory faculty study as well as the development and trial implementation of courses, curricula, and effective instructional approaches at all levels of humanities education. Projects often involve collaboration among schools and institutions of higher education or organizations such as libraries or museums as well as regional and national consortia. Projects in which humanities faculty, teacher educators, and school teachers collaborate to revise courses and curricula or coordinate efforts to improve the humanities education of future teachers are encouraged. Deadline: 10/15/99.

Humanities Focus Grants provide from $10,000-$25,000 for joint study, outside experts, and workshops on scholarly issues and related curricular questions. Grants may support collegial study with reference to the curriculum but not necessarily tied to specific course development, or collegial planning and design of new institutional arrangements for humanities education. The maximum project period is 36 months. Deadline: 4/15/00.

Contact: 202/606-8380; fax 202/606-8394; education@neh.gov; http://www.neh.gov.

Planning and Scripting Grants support the design and development of a variety of public humanities programs in preparation for their implementation or production. Funds are provided to foster public appreciation and understanding of the humanities through high quality public programs of broad, even national, significance. The goal is to support projects that are grounded in solid scholarship and present important ideas in exciting and accessible ways, collectively demonstrating: programmatic excellence; national reach; wide access; and educational focus or opportunities for lifelong learning. Limits of support are up to: $40,000 for exhibitions and other community-based projects; $30,000 for planning radio and television/film products; and $50,000 for planning interactive multimedia projects. A scripting grant for a television/film documentary of one hour should not exceed $60,000. Grants should be requested for no longer than 24 months. Deadline: 2/1/00. Contact: 202/606-8267; fax 202/606-8557; publicpgms@neh.fed.us; http://www.neh.fed.us.

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National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) support full-time biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research and offer an opportunity for individuals to broaden their scientific background or extend their potential for research in health-related areas related to the mission of NIH institutes and centers. For those who have a health professional degree, the proposed training may be part of a research degree program. Awards range from $26,256-$41,268 per year for up to 3 years. Deadline: 12/5/99. Contact: 301/435-0714; grantsinfo@nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-025.html.

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


UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during the summer) and distributed at no charge to members of the University community. It is also available electronically through UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address is http://www.und.nodak.edu.

All articles submitted for publication should be labeled "University Letter" and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions may be sent to jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. Attachments to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number. University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.

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