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University Letter

December 5, 1997

Volume 35, No. 16


University of North Dakota at Grand Forks

Vol. 35, Number 16, December 5, 1997

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Faculty Invited To March In Commencement











Continuing the tradition we began with our summer ceremony, we are inviting faculty to march in the winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 19. Participating faculty will march in full academic regalia and will be seated on the stage. The ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. As in the past, we will be contacting department and college heads to determine the number of faculty who wish to participate. -- Kendall Baker, President.




Jheem D. Medh, Department of Medicine, University of Iowa, will lecture on Friday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. in 1360 Clifford Haugen Hall, Medical Science North.

Her lecture is titled "Lipoprotein Lipase and Hepatic Lipase: Their Role in Receptor-Mediated Lipoprotein Catabolism."

Dr. Medh received both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Bombay. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Her first postdoctoral position was in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Diego where she studied insulin receptor and glucose transporters. Since 1993, she has been a Research Scientist in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Iowa, where her research is focused on lipoproteins, lipoprotein receptors, and their roles in atherogenesis. Dr. Medh has published 14 papers, including several in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Medh is a candidate for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. -- David Lambeth, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.



The Campus Ministry Association will hold its annual St. Nick's Festival Friday, Dec. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please join us at Christus Rex Lutheran Center, 3012 University Ave., for lunch and caroling. -- Christus Rex Lutheran Center.



Friday, Dec. 5, the International Centre Cof-Tea Cup will feature a Norway slide presentation, "A Norway Adventure," with UND's First Lady, Toby Baker, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Centre, 2908 University Ave. President Ken and Toby Baker traveled to Norway to graduate the Norwegian students involved in the Moss Exchange Program. She will show slides, discuss the experience and program, and answer questions during this time. All are welcome to enjoy this presentation, international tea, coffee, and Norwegian lefse. -- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.



Topics in Counseling and Counseling Psychology Research and Practice will hold a colloquium Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in 316 Montgomery Hall. Jean Formatti, Curt Hamre, Lauren Warner, Aaron Webb and Linda Winter will present "Rewards of Attending a National Convention: Our Experiences at AABT."

-- Sue Jacobs, Associate Professor, Counseling.



The College of Nursing will host a reception for Nyla Juhl Imler and Elvira Szigeti Friday, Dec. 12, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Drs. Imler and Szigeti, both long-time faculty members of the College of Nursing, are leaving the University effective Dec. 31. Please join us to wish them well in their future pursuits.

-- Elizabeth G. Nichols, Dean, College of Nursing.



Faculty and staff are invited to gather Monday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. to brainstorm about working with the North Dakota Museum of Art on a lunchroom/University Club project on the main floor of the Museum. Coffee and treats will be served.

The big dream is to set up a capital construction campaign to help build a conservatory on the back of the Museum. Let's see what people would like to do. For more information, contact Sandy Donaldson at 777-4461 or by e-mail at donaldso@badlands.nodak.edu. -- Sandra Donaldson, English and Women Studies.



The International Centre invites the UND campus and Greater Grand Forks community to a free International Buffet Lunch Celebration Wednesday, Dec. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Thanks to so many people, we have had an extremely successful semester. This is our opportunity to share our appreciation. Please mark your calendars now, and join your friends at this event. International food, tea, and coffee will be provided. All are welcome.

-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.



The Business Office will host a farewell reception for Jayne Coupland Friday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 204 Twamley Hall. Jayne has completed over eight years of service to the University. Please join us to wish Jayne well as she travels to Omaha, Neb., to continue her education. Everyone is welcome.

-- Wanda Sporbert, Business Office.



Karl A. Smith, a nationally recognized leader in cooperative learning methods, will return to UND to present several workshops for faculty, lecturers, and graduate teaching assistants Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 29-31. Last year, his workshop was well received by participants, but because of limited space, some faculty were unable to attend. This year he will provide an introductory-level workshop for those unable to attend last year, a follow-up for those who attended last year and others experienced with cooperative learning, a separate workshop for GTAs, one specifically for the College of Education and Human Development faculty and students, and one for the Mathematics Department. The workshops are sponsored by the Office of Instructional Development and the Mathematics Department.

Scheduled workshops include:

Thursday, Jan. 29, 7 to 9 p.m.: Workshop for GTAs presenting the basics of cooperative learning through hands-on exercises and group participation. Similar in nature to the faculty workshop on Saturday morning. Open to all graduate teaching assistants.

Friday, Jan. 30, 8:15 to 11:15 a.m .: Workshop for College of Education and Human Development faculty and students.

Friday, Jan. 30, noon to 3 p.m.: Intermediate/advanced workshop (box lunch included) for those who attended Dr. Smith's workshop last year and others with considerable experience. It will include a discussion session to allow participants to share their successes and to help troubleshoot any difficulties.

Friday, Jan. 30, 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Workshop for mathematics faculty and lecturers.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Introductory level, open to all faculty and lecturers. In this workshop the basic elements of cooperative learning will be incorporated in numerous practical exercises to give the participants first-hand experience with the approach. The principal outcome of this workshop will be increased knowledge, skill, and motivation for getting students actively involved in college classes. Geared toward instructors who are new to using cooperative learning or have used it a little but want to learn more about it.

Cooperative learning is instruction that involves students working in teams to accomplish a common goal, under conditions that involve both positive interdependence (all members must cooperate to complete the task) and individual and group accountability (each member is accountable for the complete final outcome).

Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Associate Director for Education at the Center for Interfacial Engineering, and Co-Coordinator for the Bush Faculty Development Program for Excellence and Diversity in Teaching at the University of Minnesota. He has published numerous articles on the active learning strategies of cooperative learning and structured controversy, knowledge representation and expert systems, and instructional uses of personal computers. He conducts faculty workshops and has written five books on cooperative learning, constructive controversy, and problem solving and modeling.

To register for the workshops or for more information, please contact me.

-- Dave Morstad, Mathematics, 777-2458.




The University Bookstore wishes to thank all faculty who have turned in their textbook requisitions. For those faculty who are still making decisions, orders need to be received by Friday, Dec. 5, to allow the University Bookstore to buy those books back from students. Book buyback begins on Friday, Dec. 12.

We wish to remind faculty of the importance students place on selling back their books. Without orders, the Bookstore cannot buy back books. Students use this money for everything from helping to buy next semester's books to paying for transportation back home for the holiday season. Please help them by turning in any outstanding book orders by Friday, Dec. 5. Thank you.

-- Shannon Webber, University Bookstore.



The University Senate is sponsoring a series of non-procedural forums in which the University community may discuss issues for subsequent action at regular business meetings of the Senate. All members of the academic community are encouraged to participate. The next forum will discuss changes in procedures on tenure and promotion as recommended by the Senate Task Force on Tenure and Promotion. To allow for maximum participation before the holiday break, this forum is set for 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in Gamble Hall, Room 7.

The Task Force on Tenure and Promotion recommends implementation of the following changes in the procedures outlined in the Faculty Handbook, Section 5, on promotions, and in Section 8, on tenure.

  1. Modification of the section on characteristics of faculty ranks to refer to both male and female faculty members "his or her."
  2. Incorporation of references to the variability of tenure plans for university faculty as specified in State Board of Higher Education Policy 605.1 and Policy 605.3 into the tenure and promotion procedures at multiple places of the Handbook.
  3. Change in the timing of the mandatory consideration for promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor from "the beginning of the fifth year in rank" to "the beginning of the sixth year in rank."
  4. Inclusion of the statement, "a faculty member may, in writing, withdraw a consideration of a promotion at any administrative level of review."
  5. Insertion of a clarification that "for persons hired at mid-year, the half year of service shall count as a full year toward promotion."
  6. Synchronization of the review processes for promotion and tenure decisions in the same academic year by implementation of parallel, but separate, procedures utilizing the same supporting materials.
  7. Establishment for a procedure to extend the probationary period for tenure review in cases of (a) childbirth or adoption, (b) significant elder or dependent care obligations, (c) disability or chronic illness, or (d) circumstances beyond the control of the faculty member that significantly impede progress toward tenure.

Copies of the proposed changes will be available at the forum. -- Albert Fivizzani (Biology), Chair, University Senate.



The Faculty Lecture Series Committee invites your suggestions for presenters for the 1998-99 Faculty Lecture Series. This year's Faculty Lecture Series features Jeffrey Lang, Biology (Oct. 21, "The Puzzle of Sex in Reptiles"); Don Miller, Visual Arts (Nov. 18, "Thoughtful Impressions in Clay: The Cable Years"); Jay Meek, English (Feb. 24, "Paul Cezanne and the Durango Kid: The House of Poetry"); and Joanne Gabrynowicz, Space Studies (April 7, "Of Faith, Framers and Farmers: A Space Odyessy").

Please send your suggestions, including the name, discipline and area of expertise of the person you are suggesting, as well as anything else you think the committee should know, to Faculty Lecture Series, Box 7144. We would also appreciate having the name of the individual making the suggestion.

Thank you for your help. We appreciate it. -- Faculty Lecture Series Committee (Richard Beringer (History), Elizabeth Hampsten (English), Peter Johnson (University Relations), William Sheridan (Biology), Sharon Wilsnack (Neuroscience).




In an effort to support significant instructional development activities, the Faculty Instructional Development Committee seeks proposals for Summer Instructional Development Professorships. The purpose of these professorships is to provide faculty with an opportunity to work full time on instructional development for four weeks during the summer. Recipients must spend full time on their projects, typically on campus. The focus will be on the development of innovative instructional material, methods, or approaches to new or existing courses that would be offered in the following academic year. Professorships are being offered at a stipend of $2,700 for a four-week project.

The FIDC is presently seeking applications; interested faculty members should submit a proposal in this format:

  1. Name, Department, Rank
  2. Brief descriptive title of the proposal
  3. A description of the proposed instructional activity, indicating:
    1. The needs which the project intends to address.
    2. A statement specifying how the instructional project will improve student learning in the classroom.
    3. A description of the project director's activities and procedures of the project.
    4. A description of the project director's achievement or concrete results obtained by the end of the summer.
    5. A plan for evaluation of implemented projects, which might include a Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID).
  4. A statement indicating full-time commitment to the project and the dates you will be working on instructional development.
  5. A statement of support is required from the chairperson of the department describing an understanding of the project and the way it will contribute to the instructional goals of the department. A support letter from the dean may also accompany the proposal.

Faculty members interested in the opportunity of a Summer Instructional Development Professorship are encouraged to discuss their ideas and draft proposals with Dan Rice (Instructional Development) prior to submitting a final proposal.

Proposals (10 copies) are due by noon Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Office of Instructional Development, 407 Twamley Hall. -- Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.



Faculty are encouraged to plan developmental leaves which include significant instructional development activities. The Office of Instructional Development can support such leave plans by making grants, called Instructional Developmental Leave Supplements, to cover leave-related expenses. Year-long leaves whose exclusive purpose is instructional development will receive the largest grants. The largest grant made for full-time effort on an instructional project for an academic year is $4,000. Faculty planning year-long or one-semester leaves with research or creative activity as the principal purpose, and who include significant instructional development activities in their leave plans, also are eligible to request funds to support these activities. Funds will be used to cover expenses related to the portion of leave projects which are instructional in nature. Funding for activities which fulfill the requirements for an advanced degree will not be considered. No salary money is available.

A proposal must include (1) the instructional development objectives and activities of the leave, (2) the expenses that a supplement would cover, (3) anticipated outcomes of the leave, as related to instruction and learning in the classroom, and (4) an estimate of the proportion of time to be spent on instructional activities. The application for developmental leave and supporting letters should be attached to the supplement proposal. Ten copies of the proposal should be submitted to the office of Instructional Development by Thursday, Dec. 18.

Faculty are encouraged to discuss their leave-related instructional development plans with Dan Rice (Instructional Development) before submitting a final proposal. It is hoped that the Instructional Developmental Leave Supplement Program will foster leaves and significant instructional development projects not thought possible without additional funding. -- Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.



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


Under the Hate Crime Statistics Improvement Program one cooperative agreement award provides $100,000 to a single organization, non- or for-profit, to develop and/or recommend methodologies and procedures that will improve the quality and accuracy of hate crime statistics, to improve the geographic coverage of hate crime statistics, and to recommend procedures that will result in reliable trend data. The study should be completed in one year. Contact: Charles R. Kindermann, Ph.D.; 202/616-3489. Deadline: 12/30/97.



The Environmental Management Science Program (97-03) supports innovative, fundamental research to support facility decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) which include, but are not limited to, the characterization, monitoring, and certification of contaminated equipment and facilities; contaminant removal, contaminant control of various treatment processes; and the treatment, removal, and stabilization of DOE D&D-derived radioactive, hazardous chemical, and mixed wastes. Basic research is solicited in all areas of science with the potential for addressing problems in D&D of nuclear facilities. The scientific disciplines relevant to the program include, but are not limited to: bioremediation, chemistry (including analytical chemistry and instrumentation, surface chemistry, and separations chemistry); computational sciences (including research and development of digital control algorithms for robotics, communication procedures and software technology for remote control of processing equipment), engineering sciences (including control systems and optimization, diagnostics, transport processes, fracture mechanics, and bioengineering), materials science (including alternate materials processing routes for waste minimization, welding and joining, degradation mechanisms, including corrosion and irradiation damage in radioactive waste forms, and remote sensing and monitoring), and physics (including optical, surface, and fluid physics). Contact: Dr. Roland F. Hirsch; 301/903-5349; roland.hirsch@oer.doe.gov; 301/903-0567. Deadline(s): 12/16/97 (Preapplication); 3/17/98 (Formal Application).

The Graduate Student Research Participation at National Energy Laboratories provides full-time educational research experience for graduate students at DOE facilities in the following disciplines: life, physical and social sciences; mathematics; engineering. Appointments are from 1-12 months. Contact: Libby Kittrell, 423/241-3319; http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/uggrad/srpdoe1.htm. Deadline: 2 months before start date. Faculty Research Participation Programs provide 10-12 week summer, up to 12 months sabbatical, and part-time appointments at DOE and other research and development facilities for full-time permanent faculty members to conduct collaborative research in the following disciplines: computer sciences, engineering, environmental and life sciences, mathematics/statistics, medical and health sciences, physical and earth sciences. Contact: Same as above. Deadline: 1/20/98 for summer/sabbatical leave; 2 month before start date for part-time appointments.



International Migration: Dissertation Fellowships provide $15,000 for one year of full-time doctoral dissertation research for doctoral students of any nationality who are enrolled at a U.S. institution. Research may address various aspects of international migration. The sponsor seeks to foster innovative research that will advance theoretical understandings of immigration to the United States, the processes of settlement, and the outcomes for both immigrants and Americans. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, one or more of the following themes: the causes and process of international migration, and the types of immigrants and refugees who come to the United States; and the economic, sociocultural and/or political contexts, processes, and transformations of international migration. Applicants are encouraged to develop the theoretical implications of their research by adopting comparative international and/or historical perspectives that would consider the experiences of other countries and time periods and to adopt cross-disciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches to research and analysis. Contact: 212/377-2700 x604; fax 212/377-2727; Fuersich@ssrc.org. Deadline: 1/9/98.



The Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education Institutions program provides research grants; NCES scholarships for institutional researchers, planners, and faculty members from higher education institutions and researchers from other education organizations; and NSF Data Institute scholarships for graduate students in the social sciences. The purpose of the program is to foster the use of federal databases to inform research on institutional research in postsecondary education, to foster use of federal databases by institutional researchers in postsecondary education decision-making, and to provide opportunities to institutional research professionals for professional development. Contact: Ann T. Macmillan, 850/644-4470; fax 850/644-8824; atm0087@mailer.fsu.edu; www.fsu.edu/~air/home.htm. Deadline: 1/15/98.



The University Exploratory Research Program solicits novel proposals in chemistry, the biological sciences, chemical engineering, and process technologies. The goal is to provide seed money for radically new concepts and emerging areas of mutual interest to university scientists and the Company's research staff. Examples of current interests are absorbent structures, antimicrobials, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, colloid and surface chemistry, drug pharmacology, enzymology, fats and oils, films and laminates, immunology, materials science, medicinal chemistry, metabolic processes, metal ion control, lipid/mineral/vitamin nutrition, polymer science, redox processes, serum cholesterol control, transport processes, agitation/mixing technology, rheology, powder technology, crystallization, wave technology. Contact: fax 513/627-1153; extresprgim@pg.com. Deadline: 1/15/98.



NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowships allow science and engineering faculty to conduct research at NASA research and development centers and nearby universities for 10-weeks during the summer. Special courses, seminars, workshops and lectures are included in the program. Contact: Tyler Cluverius, ASEE, 202/331-3509; fax 202/265-8504; projects@asee.org; http://www.asee.org. Deadline: 1/15/98.



The Educational and Research Foundation offers grants to advance the identification, creation, and dissemination of knowledge and methodologies that encourage and support continual increases in the effective use of resources (people, material, processes, equipment, and time) in manufacturing and service industries. Grants may fund development of ideas to enhance existing products/services including: research monographs, case studies and training materials; major programs and workshops; educational games and software; and journal articles and conference proceedings, as by-products of the primary end-product. Funding must be focused towards, but not restricted to, graduate student research assistantships, limited investigative travel and lodging, and other direct costs of research. Contact: Michael H. Lythgoe, Director, 800/444-2742; 703/237-8344 x202; fax 703/237-8450; foundation@apics_hq.org; http://www.apics.org. Deadline: 1/15/98, 7/1/98.



The Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellowship in the History of Information Processing provides a $10,000 stipend to a graduate student whose dissertation will address a topic in the history of computers and information processing. Topics may be chosen from the technical history of hardware or software, economic or business aspects of the information processing industry, or social, institutional, or legal contexts of computing. Contact: 612/624-5050; fax 612/625-8054. Deadline: 1/15/98.



The Associated Writing Programs Award Series is an annual competition for book-length manuscripts in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction; this year, the Award Series is joined by a new competition, the AWP/St. Martin's Press Young Writers' Award in the Novel. Award Series winners in poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction receive a $2,000 cash honorarium from AWP in addition to royalties and publication by participating presses. The winner of the AWP/St. Martin's Press Award in the Novel is published by St. Martin's Press and receives a $10,000 advance against royalties. All awards are open to authors writing in English regardless of their nationality or residence; the AWP/St. Martin's Press Young Writers' Award in the Novel is open to novelists 32 years old or younger. Contact: 703/993-4301; fax 703/993-4302; awp@gmu.edu; http://www.gmu.edu/departments/awp/. Deadline: Must be postmarked between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 of 1998.



The goals and scope of the 1998 Chemical Mixtures in Environmental Health RFA are to encourage and support research on chemical mixtures that will take advantage of the latest advances in computational and information technologies and molecular biology techniques to focus on the mechanistic basis for chemical interactions in biological systems and related health effects and to develop better mathematical tools for risk assessment. Research will also be supported that focuses on exposure assessment, including environmental transport and fate. Research on the mechanistic basis for cellular and/or molecular perturbations and associated health effects by mixtures of chemicals and research on chemical interactions that exacerbate both cancer and non-cancer effects are encouraged. Examples of areas of research interest are available from ORPD or at http://es.epa.gov/neerqa/rfa/. Contact: Claudia Thompson, Program Administrator, NIEHS, 919/541-4638; fax 919/541-4937; thompso1@niehs.nih.gov; or Chris Saint, NCERQA, 202/564-6909; fax 202/565-2448; veirs.thomas@epamail.epa.gov. Deadline: 1/10/98 (Letter of Intent); 2/10/98 (Application Receipt).



Mid-Career Methodological Opportunities. In order to facilitate the development of innovative methods and models for understanding complex social and behavioral science phenomena, the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research and the Division of Mathematical Sciences announce a joint competition for a limited number of mid-career research fellowships in the social, behavioral, economic, and statistical sciences. Awards made from this competition will cover release time and related expenses so that successful investigators can spend an extended period of time at a host location immersing themselves in an area of study outside their current areas of expertise. The host location may be a different institution from the investigator's home institution or a different department within the home institution. Although applications may be submitted from researchers at any level beyond the Ph.D., NSF especially encourages the submission of proposals from senior (post-tenure) researchers. Applicants are encouraged to coordinate proposed activities with a sabbatical leave or other forms of release time. Deadline: 3/1/98. Contact: Cheryl L. Eavey, Program Director; Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics; 703/306-1729; fax 703/306-0485; ceavey@nsf.gov; or James Gentle, Program Director; Statistics and Probability; 703/306-1883; fax 703/306-0555; jgentle@nsf.gov.



Mental Health and HIV/STD Prevention in Rural-settings. NIMH invites research applications to increase the knowledge base on the HIV and STD risk factors of persons living in rural areas and test viable HIV/STD prevention programs in rural tribal settings. Applications are solicited to conduct pre-intervention, preventive intervention, or health services research appropriate for rural areas. This RFA will use the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research project grant (R01), the FIRST (R29) award, and the Small Grant (R03) award. Contact: Willo Pequegnat, Ph.D.; 301/443-6100; fax 301/443-9719 WPEQUEGN@NIH.GOV; http:///www.nih.gov. Deadlines: 12/22/97 (Letter of Intent); 1/21/98 (Formal Application). -- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of Research and Program Development.




The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and GA Team 2000 honored UND Aerospace Dean JOHN ODEGARD in Washington, D.C. for his outstanding contribution to flight training. The GAMA/GA Team 2000 press announcement of the award reads: "The founder and dean of the Center for Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota, John Odegard, has helped grow UND Aerospace into one of the largest degree-granting colleges and a leader in atmospheric research. As an aerospace educator for over 31 years, Odegard has achieved a number of aviation feats including the implementation of the Airway Science Network, a joint effort between UND and the FAA, to broadcast aviation classes via satellite to college campuses across the country. In addition, he has been a strong leader in the creation of ab initio pilot training programs which focus on the needs of airlines and corporate aviation in training new pilots. Odegard has logged more than 14,000 hours and has almost every pilot rating available in the aviation industry. John Odegard is a leader and a scholar who has touched thousands of lives in promoting aviation and flying. We are proud to honor this outstanding individual."


JOYCE COLEMAN (English) published "On Beyond Ong: Taking the Paradox out of 'Oral Literacy' (and 'Literate Orality')," in Hildegard L.C. Tristram, ed., ScriptOralia 97: Medieval Insular Literature Between the Oral and the Written II: Continuity of Transmission (Tubingen, 1997). Last May she presented a paper on the middle English poet John Gower at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University; in July she presented "Arguing in Frontispieces: Idealogical Responses to the Prologue of Raoul de Presles' Cite de Dieu," to the Early Book Society in Lampeter, Wales. Her research on an article about early 14th century literature was supported by a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. . . . MORTEN ENDER (Sociology and Peace Studies) published "The Postmodern Military: Soldiering, New Media, and the Post-Cold War," in the refereed journal "Viewpoints on War, Peace, and Global Cooperation," 1997-1998 (annual edition. He published a full-length manuscript, "Who Am I?: Autophotography as a Teaching and Learning Tool" in The Great Plains Sociologist, 10(1), 15-25. ENDER presented a paper, "A Sense of Place: Social Demands of Growing Up Military, 1946-1990," at the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Biennial International Conference in Baltimore, Md., in October. ENDER and SHIHLUNG HUANG (Criminal Justice Studies) co-presented a paper, "Authorship, Affiliation, and Sample Analysis of 'The Great Plains Sociologist': The First Decade," at the 1997 annual meeting of the Great Plains Sociological Association in Brookings, S.D., in October. ENDER published a book chapter, "E-Mail to Somalia: New Communication Media Between Home and War Fronts" in "Mapping Cyberspace: Social Research on the Electronic Frontier" edited by Joseph Behar (NY: Dowling College Press, 1997). . . . WENDELIN HUME (Criminal Justice/Sociology/Women Studies) presented "The Research Design Behind the Survey Results" for the Women's Law Caucus, UND School of Law in October. HUME presented "In the Court's Opinion: A Critical Examination of the Protection Order Process in the State of North Dakota" for the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association's annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, in October. In November HUME received a travel grant from the Office of Instructional Development to attend the United States Department of Justice National Training Conference for Criminal Justice and Community Leaders in Green Bay, Wis. HUME published with the North Dakota Commission on Gender Fairness in the Courts, "A Difference in Perceptions: The Final Report of the North Dakota Commission on Gender Fairness in the Courts," North Dakota Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 4. . . . EVGUENII KOZLIAK (Chemistry) presented "Efficient Air Purification from VOC Using a Fiber-Based Trickle-Bed Bioreactor" (co-authored with Tana Ostlie-Dunn) at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Las Vegas in September (Petroleum Division Symposium). It was then published in ACS Petroleum Division Preprints, 1997, Vol. 42, No. 3, p. 694-698. . . . JANE KURTZ won a distinguished and coveted award, the Parents' Choice Gold Award, for her spring book, "Only a Pigeon," from Simon and Schuster . . . GRETCHEN CHESLEY LANG (Anthropology) presented a paper, "The Contribution of Homegardens to Household Food Security and Livelihood Strategies in Three South Indian Villages," at the Joint Meetings of the Association for Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society in June in Madison, Wis. . . . DAVID PIERCE (Chemistry) co-authored "Oxidatively Induced Isomerization of Square-Planar [Ni(1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane)](C1O4)2," in Inorganic Chemistry, July 1997, Vol. 36, pp. 2950-2955. PIERCE co-published "Electrochemical Remediation of Metal-Bearing Wastewaters - Part II. Corrosion-Based Inhibition of Copper Removal by Iron(III)," in Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, December 1997, Vol. 27, pp. 1691-1698. In September PIERCE presented "Concerted Structure and Solvation Change During Electron Transfer" at the 214th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, Inorganic Electrochemistry Symposium Section, in Las Vegas. . . . CURTIS STOFFERAHN (Sociology) presented, "Coop Fever: New Generation Coops in North Dakota" at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociology Society held in Toronto, Ontario. . . . KATHRYN THOMASSON (Chemistry) co-authored "Free Energy of Nonspecific Binding of Cro Repressor Protein to DNA," in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 1997, 101, 9127-9136. . . . KATHLEEN TIEMANN (Sociology), Sally Kennedy and MYRNA HAGA (Social Work) co-authored "Rural Lesbians Strategies for Coming Out to Health Care Professionals," in Gateways to Improving Lesbian Health and Health Care: Opening Doors (edited by Christy Ponticelli). TIEMANN also published "Using Freewriting to Facilitate Discussion" in Students Active: Collaboration in the College Classroom (edited by Glenn Currier). A refereed journal article, "Lesbian's Experiences with the Helping Professions," was written by TIEMANN along with Kennedy and HAGA in Afffilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. Tiemann wrote the teaching activities to accompany David M. Newman's Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life. TIEMANN was elected president of the Association for Humanist Sociology. TIEMANN and MORTON ENDER (Sociology) and CORINA MORANO-ENDER (Education) co-presented "Human Responses to the Big Flood of '97: Graffiti, T-Shirts, and Song," at the 22nd annual meeting of the Association of Humanist Sociology in Pittsburgh, Pa., in November. . . . The DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY had a significant presence at the Great Plains Sociological Association Meeting in Brookings, S.D., in October. Three UND faculty members, seven graduate students and one undergraduate attended the meeting. Faculty paper presentations included "Authorship, Affiliation, and Sample Analysis of the Great Plains Sociologist: The First Decade" by MORTEN ENDER (Sociology) and SHIHLUNG HUANG (Criminal Justice Studies) and "Contested Terrain: A Comparison of Manufacturers and Labor Force Perspectives on Labor/Management Relations, Labor Force and Manufacturers' Perspectives on Workplace Relations" by CURTIS STOFFERAHN (Sociology) and CORDELL FONTAINE (Social Science Research Institute). STOFFERAHN was elected to serve as the 1997-1998 president of The Great Plains Sociological Association.


Co-author MARY ASKIM (Marketing) presented, "An Exploratory Study of Outshopping for Consumer Goods and Services," in November at the Fifth Triennial Academy of Marketing Science/American Collegiate Retailing Association Retailing Conference held in St. Louis, Mo. . . . JAMES BRONSON (Management) received a grant from the Kauffman Foundation to support a study regarding the effects of the flood on entrepreneurial and small businesses in Grand Forks. . . . An article by FIKRET CEYHUN (Economics) titled "Multinational Corporations and the U.S. Economic Crisis: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis," will be published in the December issue of The Review of Radical Political Economics. This is a major study of United States multinational corporations and their overseas expansion (globalization) and explores the effect of globalization on U.S. trade deficits, income distribution, wage gaps and de-skilling. . . . MARK LANGEMO (Business and Vocational Education) is the author of an article, "Flirting with Disaster," that was published in the October issue of Office Systems '97. He also presented a paper and seminar on the topic of "An Introduction to Records and Information Management and Successful Strategies for Developing and Strengthening Programs" at the Association of Records Managers and Administrators International Conference in Chicago in October. . . . JIAQIN YANG (Management) presented "A Scheduling Algorithm for Balancing Workload among Parallel Processors" at the American Chinese Management Educators Association VII International Conference in August. He also published "An AHP Decision Model for Facility Location Selection" in the journal of Facilities, September/October 1997.


SERGE VON DUVILLARD (Human Performance Lab, Health, Physical Education and Recreation) is a co-author in the following publications: "Time Course Change in Respiratory-Metabolic (Central) and Peripheral (Local) Determinants of Ratings of Perceived Exertion in Highly Trained Adolescent Alpine Skiers," Pediatric Exercise Science (in review); "Deflection-Point of Heart Rate Performance Curve and Myocardial Function During Exercise in Patients After Myocardial Infarction," Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise (in press); "Verification of the Method for Prescribing Training Intensity of Endurance Running," Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 1997 (in press); "Einfluss unterschiedlicher Diatformen aug die Laktatleistungskurve im Stufentest und das Laktatverhalten bei Dauerbelastung auf dem Fahrradergometer - Eine Einzelfallstudie," Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin, 1997 (in press); "Permanent Cannulation of the Jugular Vein in the Hamster," Journal of Laboratory Animals, 1997 (in press); "Marathons in Altitude," Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 1997 (accepted); "Influence of Parasympathetic Receptor Blockade and the Heart Rate Performance Curve," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (in press, 1997); "Monitoring Strength Training: Neuromuscular and Hormonal Profile," Medicine and Science in Sports and Medicine (in press); "Left Ventricular Function in Response to the Transition >From Aerobic to Anaerobic Metabolism," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 29, No. 8, pp. 1040-1047, 1997; "The Heart Rate Performance Curve During Incremental Cycle Ergometer Exercise in Healthy Young Male Subjects," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 762-768, 1997; "Maximal Lactate Steady State in Children," Pediatric Exercise Science, Vol. 8, pp. 328-336, 1996; "The Effect of Physical Training on Functional Capacity in the Elderly: A Meta Analysis," Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (in press); "Induced Hematuria in Healthy Male Runners," European Journal of Applied Physiology (in press); "Determination of Maximal Lactate Steady State Response in Selected Sports Events," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 28, No. 2: 241-246, 1996; and "A Comparison of Estrogen Replacement, Pravastatin, or Combination Therapy for the Management of Hypercholesterolemia in Postmenopausal Women," Archives of Internal Medicine 1997, 157:1186-1192.


Students advised by KAZUMI HASEGAWA (Communication) placed first and third in the "Advertising is Serious Fun" spring 1997 national competition, where students developed a full advertising campaign to recruit high school and college students with undecided majors to become advertising majors; placed third in the "Advertising is Serious Fun" summer 1996 national competition; research papers by three students were accepted to the Midcontinent Undergraduate Student Research Conference and Competition in Minot, N.D., in 1996; placed first in the district 1995 Promotional Product College Education Foundation (PPCEF) National Collegiate Competition, "Hyatt Hotel: Hyatt Business Plan and the Search for a Strategic Partner" Campaign; and an Award of Merit in the national final 1995 PPCEF National Collegiate Competition "Hyatt Hotel: Hyatt Business Plan and the Search for a Strategic Partner" Campaign. . . . MARWAN KRAIDY (Communication) published "Betrayed, Bewitched or Bewildering: What Meaning in Keating?" (1997) in Palma Journal 4(7), 27-40. He also published a book chapter, "Information Gap or Information Bridges? Glocalization as Sustainable Development," in Elohimjl, Parra-Luna, F. and Stuhler, E.A. (1997) Sustainable Development: Towards Measuring the Performance of Integrated Socioeconomic and Environmental Systems," Vol. 2, Madrid, Spain: Universidad Complutense de Madrid; another book chapter, "Discursively Emasculated: Cross-Textual Manoeuvres Around the Subaltern," in POVs on Postmoderni Cinema, forthcoming from Berghan Press, Rhode Island and Oxford; KRAIDY also has a book review, "The Qualitative Turn in Media and Communication Research, A Review Essay," forthcoming in the Palma Journal. KRAIDY presented four international papers in 1997: "Information Gap or Information Bridges? Glocalization as Sustainable Development" refereed, 14th Annual Conference of WACRA-Europe (World Association for Case Study Research and Application-Europe), "De facto Apartheid in the Age of Information, Symposium" Madrid, Spain; "Glocalization: Global media, Local Cultures and Hybrid Identities," refereed Annual Conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Oaxaca, Mexico; "The Conference of Political Power and Media Ownership in Post-War Lebanon: A Challenge to the Information/Democracy Paradigm," refereed, International Conference on Media and Politics, Brussels, Belgium; "Globalization and its Discontents: Reflections on the new World Disorder" (in absentia), Conference of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico (sponsored by the Speech Communication Association and by the Federacion Latino Americana de Facultades de Communicacion Social). KRAIDY'S national conference presentations included "Glocalization: The Dissolution of Boundaries Between Center and Periphery in International and Intercultural Communication," International and Intercultural Division, "Towards a Semiosphere of Hybrid Identities: A Native Ethnography of Glocalization," Commission on Semiotics and Communication, and "The Glocalization of Communication Education: Interactive Technologies and Intercultural Contact in the Classroom," all at the convention of the National Communication Association (formerly Speech Communication Association), Chicago, Ill., KRAIDY also chaired two panels at the convention. KRAIDY was also invited to give two guest lectures at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark: "Native Media Ethnography in a Hybrid Culture: A Contradiction in Terms?" Department of Film and Media Studies, and "Media Freedom and Broadcasting Regulation in Post-War Lebanon: A Challenge to the Information/Democracy Paradigm?" Department of Middle Eastern Studies.


LORETTA HEUER (Nursing) received Moorhead State University's sixth annual Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Award. The award honors the first director of MSU's nursing department, who led the program from its inception in 1976 until her retirement in 1989. The award recognizes service to the university and the profession. HEUER, a 1988 graduate of MSU's nursing degree program who earned another degree in sociology there the next year, went on to earn her master's and doctorate at UND where she teaches nursing professionalism and practice. . . . The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc., headquartered in Chicago, selected BRIDGET (NARLOCH) THOMPSON (Nursing) to participate as a National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) item writer in an NCLEX item development panel session held in Princeton, N.J. As an item writer, THOMPSON created questions, or items, that are used as part of NCLEX. She was one of 12 nurses from across the nation to be selected for this prestigious assignment and was nominated by the North Dakota Board of Nursing on the basis of her background and nursing expertise. The National Council is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX for all nurses in the United States and five U.S. territories. The examination identifies those candidates who demonstrate minimal competence to practice nursing at the entry level. Passing the NCLEX is one of the requirements necessary for attaining a nursing license.


B.P. BANDYOPADHYAY (Mechanical Engineering) was invited to the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Tokyo, Japan, to participate in a collaborative research on Ceramic Grinding during the summer of 1997 for a period of three months. He also presented "The Effect of ELID Grinding on the Flexural Strength of Silicon Nitride," at the 18th ELID Grinding Seminar in Tokyo. . . . GEORGE BIBEL (Mechanical Engineering) presented "Meshing of a Spiral Bevel Gearset with 3D Finite Element Analysis" at the ASME Seventh International Tower Transmission and Gearing Conference in San Diego, Calif. This paper was chosen for re-publication in Gear Technology, Vol. 14, No. 2, March 1997. . . . DEXTER PERKINS (Geology and Geological Engineering) was one of the authors of Teaching Mineralogy, published by the Mineralogical Society of America in September. The 405-page volume is a collection of original and edited laboratory exercises to be used in introductory mineralogy and petrology courses. It is, in part, the product of a National Science Foundation-sponsored Teaching Mineralogy Workshop, held at Smith College in 1996. The book emphasizes discovery-based exercises, cooperative education, and other approaches that facilitate learning. . . . MONTE PHILLIPS (Civil Engineering) was recently elected secretary of the North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. . . . WEIDONG ZHU attended the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1997 Design Engineering Technical Conferences in September in Sacramento, Calif., where he presented a paper and served as a session chair.


SUSAN CARLSON (Records Manager, Administration and Finance) has been named the 1997 Donald T. Barber Award Recipient by the UND Department of Business and Vocational Education. The award is given annually to an alumnus who has shown distinguished achievement in the field of information management. CARLSON, who earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from UND in 1987, joined the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1994. She earned the designation as a certified records manager (CRM) in February 1994. About 740 people have earned the CRM designation. CARLSON also received the CRM Attainment Award from the Fargo-Moorhead Chapter of Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) in 1996. She is the first member of the Fargo-Moorhead chapter to attain the CRM designation which is earned by meeting educational and work experience requirements, passing examinations, and fulfilling requirements of the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) Certification Maintenance Program. CARLSON is involved internationally in the CRM Mentor Program, is a grader for part six of the CRM exam, has served as a CRM exam proctor, and has been active in the Fargo-Moorhead chapter of ARMA. . . . DAVID THEIGE (Medical Education) has been elected as president-elect of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, a national group whose members are dedicated to the education of medical students in internal medicine. For the past two years, THEIGE has been serving as a councillor for the group. Formerly of Fargo, he is director of introduction to patient care and assistant professor of internal medicine at the school. . . . DEBRA BYRAM and SONIA ZIMMERMAN (both Occupational Therapy) presented "Fieldwork: Partnerships in Learning" as a pre-conference workshop for the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association's Annual Meetings in Minneapolis. ZIMMERMAN presented a poster, "Occupational Therapy Services to Apartment Programs" at the American Occupational Therapy Association's Special Interest Section Conference in Phoenix.


GRANT DUNHAM (EERC) presented "Mercury Capture by an Activated Carbon in a Fixed-Bed Bench-Scale System," DENNIS LAUDAL (EERC) presented "State of the Art: Mercury Speciation Measurement in Coal Combustion Systems," and GRANT SCHELKOPH (EERC) presented "Evaluation of a Catalyst for the Conversion of Oxidized Mercury Compounds to Elemental Mercury in Vapor Form" at the 90th Annual Air and Waste Management Association Meeting and Exposition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The EERC also had a display booth at the conference. STEVE HAWTHORNE (EERC) gave an invited presentation, co-authored with CAROL GRABANSKI (EERC), ARNAUD LAGADEC (EERC), DAVE MILLER (EERC), and others, titled "Extraction of Organic Pollutants with Sub- and Supercritical Fluids" at the American Chemical Society Baltics Workshop on Environmental Chemistry in Palanga, Lithuania, and at the 27th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry in Jenkel Island, Ga. The EERC had a display booth at the National Association of Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils Conference in Minneapolis. BRUCE DOCKTER (EERC) presented "Comparison of Dry Scrubber and Class C Fly Ash in Controlled Low-Strength Materials (CLSM) Applications" at the American Society for Testing and Materials Workshop in St. Louis, Mo. The EERC had a display at the Third National Clean Cities Stakeholders Conference and Exposition in Long Beach, Calif. TED AULICH (EERC) presented, co-authored with TIM GERLACH (EERC), "Off-Site Regeneration of Ethanol Dehydration Molecular Sieves" at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Omaha, Neb. ED STEADMAN (EERC) presented, co-authored with GALE MAYER (EERC) and LUCIA ROMULD (EERC), "A Novel Approach to Watershed Management: Red River Water Management Consortium," and GALE MAYER (EERC) presented, co-authored with ED STEADMAN (EERC) and WES PECK (EERC), "Grand Forks/East Grand Forks: Flood Response and Mitigation on the Red River of the North" at the American Water Resources Association Joint Symposium, Water Resources Education, Training, and Practice: Opportunities for the Next Century, in Keystone, Colo. The EERC had a display booth at the symposium. DAVE HASSETT (EERC) presented "The Enhanced Ettringite Formation Process (EEFP) for the Treatment of Hazardous Liquid Waste Containing Oxyanionic Contaminants Such as Boron and Selenium," at the 13th Annual Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium in Arlington, Va. STAN MILLER (EERC) presented "Advanced Hybrid Particulate Collector, A New Concept for Air Toxics and Fine-Particle Control" and MIKE SWANSON (EERC) presented, co-authored with BOB NESS (EERC) and others, "Hot-Gas Filter Testing in a Transport Reactor Demonstration Unit" at the Advanced Coal-Based Power and Environmental Systems Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. CHRIS ANDERSON (EERC) presented, co-authored with RON TIMPE (EERC), "Organic Sulfur and HAP Removal from Coal with Subcritical Water" at the 15th Annual Illinois Clean Coal Institute Contractors' Technical Meeting in Champaign, Ill. CATHY O'KEEFE (EERC) presented, co-authored with JOHN HURLEY (EERC), "Cluster Analysis of Automated Fine-Particle Analysis Using Scanning Electron Microscopy" at the Microscopy and Microanalysis '97 Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. JOHN PAVLISH (EERC) presented, co-authored with STEVE BENSON (EERC), "Summary of Key Air Toxic Results from the Center for Air Toxic Metals (CATM)" at the Electric Power Research Institute U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Combined Utility Air Pollutant Control Mega Symposium in Washington, D.C. ED OLSON (EERC) presented, co-authored with RAMESH SHARMA (EERC), "Conversion of Agricultural By-Products to Branched Olefins" and RAMESH SHARMA (EERC) presented, co-authored with ED OLSON (EERC), "Iron Oxometallate Catalysts for Coal Liquefaction" at the Catalysis in Fuel Processing and Environmental Protection Symposium at the 214th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. AMES GRISANTI (EERC) co-authored a paper "Technical and Economic Evaluation of the Freeze Thaw/Evaporation Process for Treating Produced Waters in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico," which was presented at the Fourth International Petroleum Environmental Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The EERC participated in several aspects of the North Dakota Academy of Science (NDAS) 89th Annual Meeting in Grand Forks. KURT EYLANDS (EERC) served on the Local Arrangements Committee. DEBORAH BECK presented, co-authored with JOE HARTMAN (EERC), "Paleosols as Proxy Climatic Change Indicators in Central North Dakota." DAVE RUSH (EERC/Geology) presented, co-authored with PHILIP GERLA (UND Geology and Geological Engineering) and DEAN GOEBEL (EERC), "Physicochemical and Biochemical Characterization of the Hyporheic Zone of a Northern Prairie System." JOE HARTMAN chaired and edited the proceedings for the Red River Flood of 1997 Symposium Involving Science in Future Watershed Management Decisions, which was part the NDAS meeting, and presented a summary to the meeting, "The Ever-Present Chance of Flooding." The Red River Water Management Consortium (RRWMC) co-sponsored the symposium, and GALE MAYER (EERC) presented on behalf of RRWMC "Involving Science in Future Watershed Management Decisions." DEBBIE PFLUGHOEFT-HASSETT (EERC) chaired the Technical Aspects of Coal Combustion By-Products Commercial Utilization Symposium, which was also part of the NDAS meeting. DAVE HASSETT (EERC) co-authored a paper presented at the symposium, "Processing and Utilization of Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization Material." DAVE HASSETT (EERC) presented, co-authored with DEBBIE PFLUGHOEFT-HASSETT (EERC), "Use of Coal Combustion By-Products for Solidification/Stabilization of Hazardous Wastes." BRUCE DOCKTER (EERC) presented, co-authored with DEBBIE PFLUGHOEFT-HASSETT (EERC) and others, "Utilization of North Dakota Lignite Combustion By-Products in Road-Building Applications." EVERETT SONDREAL (EERC) presented, co-authored with STEVE BENSON (EERC) and MICHAEL JONES (EERC), "Issues in Application of Advanced Power Systems to Low-Rank Coals" at the 14th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference in Taiyuan, Shanzi Province, China. AMES GRISANTI (EERC) co-authored "Treating Produced Waters in the San Juan Basin with the Freeze Thaw/Evaporation Process" which was published in the fall 1997 issue of GasTIPS magazine. JOE HARTMAN co-authored and presented a poster "A Reevaluation of the Biochronology of the Brisbane and Judson Local Faunas (Late Paleocene), North Dakota" at the 57th Annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meeting in Chicago, Ill. JOE HARTMAN presented a poster, co-authored with DEBORAH BECK, JOHN REID (UND Geology and Geological Engineering), and others, "Paleosols as Proxy Data for Climate Change Interpreting Holocene Deposits in the Badlands and Prairies of Western North Dakota" and co-authored and presented a poster "Correlation of Nonmarine Molluscan Faunal Change During the Late Paleocene and Early Eocene of the Bighorn and Powder River Basins, Wyoming and Montana" at the 1997 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.


JEAN ANDERSON has been named chair-elect of the Mountain Plains Library Association's Academic Section . . . FRANK D'ANDRAIA (editor) has published The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition (Haworth Press), has authored "The Politics of Distance Learning," in Foundations of Library and Information Science (Volume 39), and "Director's Challenge: Academic Libraries, Risky Business or a Business at Risk," in Journal of Library Administration (Volume 24). He was invited to be a panelist at the recent Faxon Institute Colloquium on Scholarly Communications Issues in Washington, D.C., and has been named to the Editorial Board of Resource Sharing and Information Networks. This spring he was appointed to the committee selecting papers for the Ninth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries and was re-elected to a third one-year term as chair, Board of Trustees, North Dakota Chapter, The Nature Conservancy. . . . Colleagues have elected SALLY DOCKTER as chair of the North Dakota/Manitoba Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries and residents of Manvel, N.D., recently elected her to the Manvel School Board. Also, she has been named chair of the Mountain Plains Library Association's Government Documents Section. . . . SHELBY HARKEN has authored "Outsourcing Ready, Set, Go? A Cataloger's Perspective" in Cataloging and Classification Quarterly (Volume 23), and is serving on the American Library Association's Library and Information Technology TELSA Committee. . . . WES EDEN'S review of the Naval Historical Center website has been accepted for publication in the October issue of College and Research Libraries News. He presented "Business Sources on the Internet" at the Invest North Dakota Seminar. . . . JOANNE EVANOFF was elected chair of the North Dakota Library Association's New Member Roundtable. . . . BETTY GARD is completing her second four-year term as an American Library Association's (ALA) Councilor, was recently awarded UND's Meritorious Service Award, and has been appointed chair of ALA's Reference Committee on Collection Development and Evaluation and the Mountain and Plains Library Association's Government Documents Section. . . . PEGGY O'CONNELL and JANE GREGA were recently awarded UND's University Librarian's Award for Outstanding Service. . . . FELICIA CLIFTON, DEANNE BILBEN, SUSAN HUMBLE, JEAN McCROWELL, and LINDA OLSON co-authored "A Day in the Life of Support Staff" in Library Mosaics (Vol. 7). . . . LINDA OLSON has been appointed a delegate to the North Dakota Public Employees Association. . . . JEAN McCROWELL was invited to discuss U.S. patents and trademarks at a seminar for new businesses sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. . . . CYNTHIA SHABB was named chair of the American Library Association's Committee on Collection Development for the Practitioner and co-authored with JUDITH RIEKE (Library of the Health Sciences) "Collection Development: A Collaborative Effort," in Advances in Collection Development and Resource Management (Vol. 2) and jointly presented a paper on "Electronic Collaboration: Key to Enhancing Traditional Collections" at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (published online www.ala.org/acrl/paperhtm/b18.html). . . . CARLA SHILTS has authored "Joan Steitz: a Bibliography in Notable Women of Science" (Greenwood Press). . . . Gov. Schafer has appointed SANDY SLATER to a third term on the North Dakota State Historical Records Advisory Board. She has been asked to chair a session at the forthcoming 1997 Northern Great Plains History Conference in Bismarck and recently served as a member of the Midwest Archives Conference's President's Award Committee and as chair of the Fifth Annual Merrifield Jury Award Committee. . . . An essay by JANET SPAETH on "Laura Ingalls Wilder" has appeared in Writers for Young Adults (Volume 3) and she has published a short story titled "Sweet Justice" in Woman's World. In August she was invited by the State Board for Vocational and Technical Education to participate in the 26th Annual All-Service Vocational Technical Education Conference held in Bismarck. . . . ASAKO YOSHIDA has been invited to present "Untangling the Web: A Digital Audio Project with Primary Sources in Humanities" at the International Symposium on Research, Development and Practice in Digital Libraries, scheduled for November in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.


BARBARA KNIGHT was elected president-elect of the North Dakota Library Association. She will be responsible for program planning in 1998 and will become president in 1999. . . . JUDY RIEKE was elected chair-elect of the North Dakota/Manitoba Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries; she becomes chair in 1999. . . . LEEILA BINA (Southwest Clinical Campus) and BARBARA KNIGHT presented "Searching MEDLINE Free on the Internet" at the annual meeting of the North Dakota Library Association. . . . CYNTHIA SHABB (Chester Fritz Library) and JUDY RIEKE presented "Electronic Collaboration: Key to Enhancing Traditional Collections at the Association of College and Research Libraries Eighth National Conference in Nashville. . . . BARBARA KNIGHT, PHYLLIS HUSTOFT, THERESA NORTON and KAREN ANDERSON presented "Comparison of Internet and Database Search Engines," at the 1997 meeting of the North Dakota Academy of Sciences. . . . JUDY RIEKE, THERESA NORTON, MICHAEL SAFRATOWICH presented "Electronic Journals: Availability, Access, and Usage," at the 1997 meeting of the North Dakota Academy of Sciences. . . . JUDY RIEKE, BARBARA KNIGHT, LILA PEDERSEN co-authored "Libraries Helping Libraries through 'Hell and High Water,'" Gratefully Yours, July/August 1997. . . . JUDY RIEKE, MICHAEL SAFRATOWICH, CYNDI IVERSON, CONNIE STRAND and LILA PEDERSEN co-authored "ODIN: a Catalog and More," Good Stuff, April 1997; and "ODIN Makes Math Magic," Good Stuff, July 1997. . . . LILA PEDERSEN authored "Grand Forks Flood: University of North Dakota Evacuated," MSLS News, May 1997. . . . LILA PEDERSEN, JUDY RIEKE and BARBARA KNIGHT co-authored "North Dakota Librarians Recount Flood Experience," Midline, summer 1997. . . . LILA PEDERSEN was elected to a second two-year term as chair of the ODIN Advisory Council; the office is through June 1999.


DON PIPER (Summer Sessions and Educational Administration) recently coordinated and moderated two research forums at the Annual Conference of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS) in Berkeley, Calif. He was re-appointed to serve a second term as chair of the NAASS Research Committee which reviews, approves, and funds research proposals from the 470 institutions that are members of the organization.


The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV West recently honored GORDON HENRY (Vice President for Student Affairs) at their annual conference in Albuquerque, N.M. The nation's largest region, which consists of 10 states and two Canadian provinces, presented him a proclamation commending his 33 years of dedication to students and his profession. His leadership within this professional organization was also highlighted, most significantly his many years of service on the Board of Directors and Chairing the Regional Conference held in Fargo in 1991. . . . JERRY BULISCO (Coordinator of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs) presented a program at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV West Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., concerning the University of North Dakota flood fighting and recovery efforts. His program, "The Student Affairs Tradition of Service 'Come Hell and High Water'" chronicles the University's leadership role, especially those in Student Affairs, in dealing with this tragedy from the preflood to the recovery period.




"A" Zone parking permits expire Sunday, Dec. 7. "A" Zone parking permit applications were mailed out to all departments. All parking records are being updated this year, therefore, it will be necessary to provide the make, model and license number of all vehicles being registered. (Do not call the Traffic Office and ask them to look up vehicle information -- this must be provided by each applicant.)

Wednesday, Nov. 16, was the deadline for submitting requests through campus mail. After this time, all permits must be purchased at the Traffic Division, Auxiliary Services Building. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Union Station in the Memorial Union sustained flood damage and has not yet reopened.

On Sunday, Dec. 7, the 1996-97 "A" Zone parking permit expires. To avoid a $10 ticket, the new permit must be displayed by 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8. Your new "A" Zone parking permit can be displayed as soon as it is purchased. Additional "A" Zone Parking Permit Applications are available at the Traffic Division. -- Kris Nelson, Administrator, Traffic Division.



The Office of Student Academic Services in 211 Twamley Hall will be closed Monday, Dec. 15, in order to facilitate their move to Room 2, O'Kelly Hall. Staff will be available in O'Kelly Hall starting Dec. 16, but they will not have access to student records until later that week. If you have any questions, please contact Student Academic Services at 777-2117. -- Janelle Studney, Academic Advisor, Student Academic Services.



The UND Women Studies Program is sponsoring a contest seeking the best essays that wholly or in significant part address issues of particular concern to women. Two prizes will be awarded, one to an undergraduate student and the other to a graduate student; each prize will be for $50. Essays may be of any length and may come from any discipline. They may be submitted by faculty or directly by the student. Essays should have been written in 1997 (spring or fall semesters). Mark essays with class title and include the author's phone number and address. Please send essays by Monday, Dec. 22, to Sandra Donaldson, English Department, Box 7209. Winners will be announced during Women's History Month, March 1998. -- Sandra Donaldson (English and Women Studies).



The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., invites you to join them for the following events.

On Friday, Dec. 5, the Centre will hold an International Cof-Tea Cup, which is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy international tea, coffee and pastry while discussing world issues from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., the Centre will hold a social gathering and graduation party. All are welcome to join the dance and social in celebration of the graduates. -- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.



The Multicultural Students Services and the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center seeks nominations from the UND community for the First Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards. Five awards will be presented Jan. 15 for the following categories of service to:

Nominees can be community members, students, faculty, staff or administrators. Nomination forms can be obtained from M.C. Diop, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, P.O. Box 7092. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 12. -- M.C. Diop, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs.



The University Learning Center is currently accepting applications to fill one quarter-time Graduate Service Assistant position for the 1997-98 spring semester. All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the UND Graduate School.

Duties of the Graduate Service Assistant include conducting study skills workshops, supervising the evening drop-in tutoring program, teaching sections of the A&S 250 course (Introduction to Effective Study -- a one-credit course on study skills), plus other duties as assigned. Graduate Service Assistants receive a tuition waiver and stipend.

Please send cover letter and resume to: University Learning Center, GSA Position, UND Box 9042, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the University Learning Center, 777-4406, or visit our office in the Memorial Union, Room 201A.

--Andy Freeman, Learning Specialist, University Learning Center.



We have established a web site explaining the function of the Internal Auditing Department. Of special importance is the Internal Control Guidelines section which addresses cash receipts and payroll controls. We invite you to visit our site at: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/controls/ -- Tim Rerick, Director, Internal Auditing.



Be an angel! Give a book to a needy child. As a neighborhood retailer, we care about our community, which is why we're part of the Book Angel Project. Every angel on our tree represents a disadvantaged child in our town. Each time you buy a book as a book angel, the paper angel becomes the gift card which accompanies your selection.

In place of the angel, a star magically appears, a shining symbol of your generosity (it can be anonymous if you'd prefer). We will wrap and deliver the books in time for the holidays. Nationwide, thousands of children, many of whom have never owned a book before, will receive one, gift wrapped, this year as part of the Book Angel Project. Local businesses and community organizations can participate too -- speak with one of your booksellers for more information. It's the finest thing you can do this holiday season.

Receive 20 percent off any children's book purchased for the Angel Tree Program. Organizations that will deliver angels are the Program for Adult Literacy and Listen Center. -- Lisa Kennelly, University Bookstore.



Participants are needed for research projects dealing with language and memory. You must be over 55 years of age to participate. All projects take less than one hour, are conducted on the UND campus, and participants will make $5 to $10 for their time and effort. If interested please call me. -- F. Richard Ferraro, Psychology, 777-2414.




The latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly is now available in the University Bookstore and the North Dakota Museum of Art. The single issue is $8, and subscriptions for four attractive and absorbing issues remain at $25 a year.

Among the contributors are alumna Christine Delea (Graduate School 1995), former visiting professor Susan Yuzna (English 1996-97), Steve Almquist and Cigdem Usekes (English), and Patricia Orozco Rangel (Languages). Also reviewed in this issue is Jay Meek's (English) poetry book "Windows."

-- Robert Lewis, Editor, North Dakota Quarterly.



The children's flood murals made in the North Dakota Museum of Art summer workshops of 1997 will be on display at the Salvation Army Minneapolis Holiday Civic Dinner Thursday, Dec. 4. Titled "Staying Afloat," this civic dinner is in honor of companies and people who gave to flood relief during the deluge of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Mayor Pat Owens will be honored with a special salute of the "Others" award as a good friend to the Salvation Army.

The children's flood murals were made during the Children's Art Workshops this summer at the North Dakota Museum of Art and sponsored by the Grand Forks Park District. "Rising Water," "Evacuation," "Fire," "Return" and "Recovery," one for each week during the five-week program, are the stories told in the murals. They collaboratively express the children's ideas about their flood-ravaged homes, schools and ruined neighborhoods. The murals also convey the children's wonderment and excitement about being on national television, having helicopters fly overhead, greeting the President of the United States, and being equals with grown-ups in the drama of last spring's events.

The murals will be included in the North Dakota Museum of Art's large flood exhibition slated to open the weekend of May 2 and 3, 1998. -- Morgan Owens, North Dakota Museum of Art.



High school students are invited to join the Art Connection Thursday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. to learn about materials in sculpture with Patrick Luber (Visual Arts). Luber will present slides and look at the current exhibitions for discussion with members of the Art Connection. Every Thursday, the Art Connection is open to high school youth to discuss and make art with friends and peers. Sessions are held in the main galleries of the North Dakota Museum of Art, and admission is free of charge. Call 777-4195 to register. -- Morgan Owens, North Dakota Museum of Art.



You are invited to attend the 19th Annual Art and Craft Fair on Friday, Dec. 5, in the Memorial Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This traditional event will include artists and crafters ranging from UND students to community members from across the region. Items to be found include wooden pieces, Christmas decorations, jewelry, handpainted emu eggs, wreaths and floral arrangements, puppets, personalized gifts, Native American art and more.

You can register for door prizes. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. For further information, contact the University Craft Center at 777-3979.

-- Bonnie Solberg, Craft Center.



Deb Kosmatka, who works for Altru Health System in the Planning and Public Affairs office, will appear on the Friday, Dec. 5, edition of "Studio One." Kosmatka will discuss Health Trip, an exercise incentive program created by the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce and Altru Health System. The goal of Health Trip is to encourage people of all ages to make exercise a regular part of their lives. In its eighth year of existence, Health Trip averages 1,600 registrations, with a completion rate of 75 percent for the program.

Lucille Langheid, a Norwegian folk artist, also will be featured on the Dec. 5 edition of "Studio One." She will demonstrate the art of rosemaling, a traditional Norwegian painting technique that uses scrolling, stroking and floral motifs. The work is commonly done on household objects made of wood, such as cabinets, cupboards, plates, bowls and napkin holders.

Langheid is an active member of the Sons of Norway in Grand Forks. She began rosemaling in 1971 after studying in Norway; she and other area rosemalers founded the Nordland Rosemaling Association. This group brings rosemaling instructors from Norway to teach classes in Grand Forks.

"Studio One" is an award-winning one-hour weekly morning show featuring news, weather, sports and interviews. The program airs live on Channel 3 at 7 a.m. on Fridays and is repeated at noon and 7 p.m. Rebroadcasts can be seen Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon, as well as Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. "Studio One" also airs in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot and Minneapolis.

-- Alison Sandsmark and Kevin Machayya, UND Studio One Marketing Team.



The UND Wind Ensemble and University Band will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. This second performance of the 1997-1998 concert season will feature the music of international dance as well as a tribute to Native Americans. The spirited dance music from such countries as Hungary, Scotland, England, Norway, and Czechoslovakia will reveal its timeless energy and uplifting character. -- Randy Larson, Public Relations Assistant, Music.



The annual Christmas concert of the Grand Forks Master Chorale will take place at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut st., Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Several popular features of recent Chorale holiday concerts will be included in the program, including participation by the UND Varsity Bards and Allegro Women's Chorus. The program will conclude with the sound of nearly 1,000 voices as festive carols are performed by the choirs, audience and orchestra.

The program offers a rich sampling of Christmas music. Well-known old carols are mixed with seasonal music by composers of our time, including Minnesotan Steven Paulus and English composer and conductor John Rutter. The Chorale will also sing "Hodie Christus Natus Est" by the 16th Century composer Jan Sweelinck and "Magnificat" by the 20th Century Canadian Healy Willan. The Bards and Allegro will join in an encore performance of the African carol "Betelehemu."

The centerpiece of the program is a portion of the "Christmas Oratorio" by Johann Sebastian Bach. This work tells the Christmas story in six parts, each written to be sung on a different day of the Christmas festival. Part III, to be performed by the Master Chorale and orchestra, is a jubilant section which tells of the shepherd's journey to Bethlehem.

The Master Chorale and Varsity Bards are directed by James Rodde and the Allegro Women's Chorus by Kathleen Rodde (both Music). Accompanists are Kathleen Rodde, Anne Koehler, Melissa Steele, organist Jane Lien, and an orchestra of local musicians.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students, and may be purchased at the door.

-- Ruth Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.




The hours for the Library of the Health Sciences during finals and semester break are:

Regular hours resume Monday, Jan. 5. They are:

-- Lila Pedersen, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences.



The University Bookstore has positions available for spring book rush help Jan. 2-24, 1998. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours (15 to 20 hours per week). Duties include clerical and cashier functions and customer service in a retail environment. Applications are available at the Bookstore.

-- Brian Cox, University Bookstore.



A car-starting service will be available to all students and faculty beginning Monday, Dec. 8. This service will cover the same areas on campus that are presently covered by the UND Police Department.

To utilize this service, call the Transportation Department at 777-4122 and ask to be put on the list for car-starting service. You will be asked your name, phone number and location of your car. Your name will be put on the list, and you will be given an approximate time to expect someone to be able to jump start your vehicle. You must be present at your vehicle at that time. The charge for this service will be $5 and will be billed to your UND Accounts Receivable.

The service will be available Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 8-12; Jan. 7-9, 12-16, 20-23 and 26-30; Feb. 2-6, 9-13, 17-20 and 23-27; March 2-6 and 9-13. -- Jim Uhlir, Director, Auxiliary Services.



President Kendall Baker has declared Dec. 12 a Green and White Day. Interested employees may wear green and white with their casual wear in celebration of athletic events (hockey vs. St. Cloud State, men's and women's basketball vs. Moorhead State, football -- NCAA finals). Other Green and White Days during the coming months are Jan. 16 (hockey vs. Michigan Tech, men's and women's basketball at South Dakota State and Augustana); Feb. 13 (hockey vs. Minnesota Gophers, men's and women's basketball vs. Augustana and South Dakota State); March 6 (hockey vs. Wisconsin, men's and women's basketball, NCAA regionals); April 17 (Baseball vs. Morningside and University of South Dakota).

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



Visit the Copy Stop on the main floor of the Memorial Union and check out our holiday stationery. We have eight different patterns that are perfect for your holiday letters. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. -- Sharon Schimke, Memorial Union.



The Regional Weather Information Center (RWIC) offers several ways to access weather information, which is available to everyone. During severe weather, a 48-hour forecast is available on our website. We encourage you to take advantage of the services listed below:

-- Sheila Evans, Regional Weather Information Center.



The UND Psychological Services Center is offering free confidential crisis counseling for flood-related issues. Please call 777-3691 for telephone or on-site appointments. -- Psychological Services Center.




(Please contact Mavis at the Office of University Relations, Box 7144, or call 777-4304, if you wish to make changes or have an event included.)

Through Sun., Dec. 7 -- FOURTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES, South Forks Mall; this event is the primary fund-raiser for the LISTEN Center, which caters to the social, recreational and developmental needs of the developmentally disabled in the Grand Forks area; featuring fully decorated trees, craft booths, special celebrity trees, kids Christmas corner, visits from Santa, holiday music and Christmas goodies; open to all, no admission charge.

Through Thurs., Dec. 11 -- MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION, Angie Garberina, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.


Thurs., Dec. 4 -- UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING, Room 7, Gamble Hall, 4:05 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 4 -- VACCINE TELECONFERENCE, "Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases," by William Atkinson will be presented in a live interactive teleconference sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; call Liz Tyree in Nursing to register.

Thurs., Dec. 4 -- RETIREMENT RECEPTION honoring Joe Hootman, a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Department since 1969, Alumni Center, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; everyone is welcome.

Thurs., Dec. 4 -- OPEN HOUSE, Humanities and Integrated Studies invite everyone to visit their new office and classroom space, 134 O'Kelly Hall, 3 to 5 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 4 -- FOR WOMEN ONLY: Rites of Passage, "Once In A Blue Moon," Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon.

Thurs., Dec. 4 -- ART CONNECTION, high school students are invited to join the Art Connection to learn about materials in sculpture with Patrick Luber (Visual Arts), main galleries, North Dakota Museum of Art; admission is free of charge; call 777-4195 to register.

Thurs., Dec. 4 -- CELEBRATING THE NEW INDEPENDENT STATES (former Soviet Union), including seven Republics; Borscht and other foods representing the Republics will be served, and history, slides, artifacts and music will be featured, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; all are welcome; call 777-3273 for more information.

Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 4-5 -- PHYSICS COLLOQUIA, Professor Carl Patton of Colorado State University will give two presentations on non-linear phenomena and magnetism; Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in 114 Witmer Hall, Patton will present "High Frequency Magnetic Excitations, Resonance, Spin Waves, and Solitons"; Friday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in 130 Gamble Hall, the presentation will be broadcast to faculty and students at NDSU over IVN; all interested persons are invited to both colloquia.

Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 4-5 -- HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Aviator's Corner, UND Airport facilities, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; sale on imprinted clothing and giftware; refreshments served on Thursday.

Thurs. through Sat., Dec. 4-6 -- OLDE ENGLISH CHRISTMASSE FEASTE, a regal 16th Century dinner, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 5 -- BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CANDIDATE LECTURE, "Lipoprotein Lipase and Hepatic Lipase: Their Role in Receptor-Mediated Lipoprotein Catabolism," presented by Jheem D. Medh, Department of Medicine, University of Iowa; Clifford Haugen Hall, Room 1360, Medical Science North Building, 11 a.m.

Fri., Dec. 5 -- ST. NICK'S FESTIVAL, the Campus Ministry Association presents their annual festival with lunch and caroling; Christus Rex Lutheran Center, 3012 University Ave., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 5 -- MEETING, Institutional Review Board, 305 Twamley Hall, 4 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 5 -- 19TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW AND SALE, Memorial Union Ballroom, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 5 -- HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, University Bookstore, Memorial Union, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (note time change); store-wide discounts, prizes, refreshments, and more.

Fri., Dec. 5 -- INTERNATIONAL COF-TEA CUP, an opportunity for UND students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy international tea, coffee, and pastry while discussing world issues, Toby Baker will show slides about "A Norway Adventure," and discuss the Moss Exchange Program, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 3 to 4:30 p.m.; all are welcome.

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 5-6 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at University of California-Davis Tournament, Davis, Calif., time to be announced.

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 5-6 -- HOCKEY, UND at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 7:35 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 5-6 -- VOLLEYBALL, National Collegiate Athletic Association Finals.

Sat., Dec. 6 -- TEST, Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Room 7, Gamble Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Sat., Dec. 6 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla., time to be announced.

Sat., Dec. 6 -- FOOTBALL, National Collegiate Athletic Association Semifinals.

Sat. and Sun., Dec. 6-7 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, University of North Dakota Invitational, Hyslop Sports Center.

Sun., Dec. 7 -- CONCERT, UND Wind Ensemble and University Band, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 2 p.m.; the concert will feature the music of international dance as well as a tribute to Native Americans.

Sun., Dec. 7 -- CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CONCERT, Grand Forks Master Chorale, United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., 7 p.m.; tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students, and may be purchased at the door.

Sun., Dec. 7 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL MOVIE, "The Lion King," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, matinee at 2 p.m.; free admission.

Sun., Dec. 7 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla., time to be announced.

Tues., Dec. 9 -- COUNSELING TOPIC COLLOQUIUM, Jean Formatti, Curt Hamre, Lauren Warner, Aaron Webb and Linda Winter will present "Rewards of Attending a National Convention: Our Experiences at AABT," 316 Montgomery Hall, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 9 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Face Off," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 8 p.m.; free admission.


Thurs., Dec. 11 -- UNIVERSITY SENATE FORUM, Room 7, Gamble Hall, 4:05 p.m.; changes in procedures on tenure and promotion as recommended by the Senate Task Force on Tenure and Promotion will be discussed; all members of the academic community are encouraged to participate.

Thurs., Dec. 11 -- SOCIAL GATHERING/GRADUATING PARTY, all are welcome to join in celebration of the graduates with a dance and social, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; call 777-3273 for more information.

Thurs., Dec. 11 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minn., 7 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 11 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Jamestown College, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 12 -- INTERNATIONAL COF-TEA CUP, an opportunity for UND students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy international tea, coffee, and pastry while discussing world issues, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 3 to 4:30 p.m.; all are welcome.

Fri., Dec. 12 -- RECEPTION to honor Nyla Juhl Imler and Elvira Szigeti, both long-time faculty members of the College of Nursing who are leaving the University effective Dec. 31, Alumni Center, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 12 -- GREEN AND WHITE DAY, President Baker has approved this day for employees to wear UND colors and jeans to show support for our Sioux athletes.

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 12-13 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Engelstad Arena, 7:35 p.m.


Sat., Dec. 13 -- TEST, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) subject exams only, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 2 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 13 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Moorhead State Universtiy, Hyslop Sports Center, 3:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 13 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Moorhead State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 1:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 13 -- FOOTBALL, National Collegiate Athletic Association Finals, Florence, Ala.

Sat., Dec. 13 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, FAST Santa Claus Invitational, Hyslop Sports Center.

Sun., Dec. 14 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL MOVIE, "Toy Story," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 2 p.m. matinee; free admission.

Mon., Dec. 15 -- MEETING, faculty and staff are invited to brainstorm about working with the Art Museum on a lunchroom/University Club project, North Dakota Museum of Art, 4 p.m.; call Sandy Donaldson at 777-4461 for more information.

Mon., Dec. 15 -- OFFICE CLOSED, Student Academic Services will be closed to facilitate their move from 211 Twamley Hall to Room 2, O'Kelly Hall.

Mon. through Fri., Dec. 15-19 -- SEMESTER EXAMINATION PERIOD.

Wed., Dec. 17 -- UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS, President Baker will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn more about what is happening at UND, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 9 a.m.

Fri., Dec. 19 -- WINTER COMMENCEMENT AND OFFICIAL GRADUATION DATE, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 2 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 19 -- INTERNATIONAL BUFFET LUNCH CELEBRATION, the International Centre invites the UND campus and Greater Grand Forks community to a free celebration to show their appreciation for a successful semester; international food, tea and coffee will be provided, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., noon to 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 19 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Jayne Coupland (Business Office) who leaves to continue her education in Omaha, Neb., 204 Twamley Hall, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 20 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. North Dakota State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 21 -- CONCERT, Lorie Line and Her Pop Chamber Orchestra, performing original holiday songs, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 21 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., 2 p.m.


Sat. and Sun., Dec. 27-28 -- HOCKEY, Pepsi Invitational, Grand Rapids, Mich., with UND, Western Michigan University, Ferris State University and Cornell College.

Sat., Dec. 27, through Mon., Jan 5 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, Christmas Training Trip, Sarasota, Fla.

Tues., Dec. 30 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for proposals requiring full board review for Fri., Jan. 9, meeting.

Wed., Dec. 31 -- DENIM DAY, wear your casual clothes, pin your button on, and know that your dollar goes to charity.


Fri., Jan. 2 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D., 8 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 2 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at University of South Dakota Vermillion, S.D., 6 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Jan. 2-3 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Western Michigan University, Engelstad Arena, 7:35 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 3 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, 8 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 3 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, 6 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 4 -- MUSICAL COMEDY CLASSIC, Damn Yankees, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 4 p.m.



Fri., Jan. 9 -- PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT GRADUATION, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 4 p.m.; dinner following graduation at the Ramada Inn; call 777-2397 for more information.

Fri., Jan. 9 -- MEETING, Institutional Review Board, 305 Twamley Hall, 4 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 9 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 9 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 5 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Jan. 9-10 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Colorado College, Engelstad Arena, 8:35 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 10 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Mankato State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 10 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Mankato State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 5 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 11 -- MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES, classical guitar music by David Burgess, a protege of Andres Segovia; he also has performed solo recitals through North and South America, Europe, and the Far East; North Dakota Museum of Art; call 777-4195 for ticket information.

Mon., Jan. 12, through Thurs., Jan. 29 -- ART EXHIBITION, Harold O'Connor, Metals, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Tues. through Fri., Jan. 13-16 -- SPRING FEE PAYMENT AND CHECK DISBURSEMENT, Business Office, Twamley Hall.

Wed., Jan. 14 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL MOVIE, "Liar Liar," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Thurs., Jan. 15 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Room 200, McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 15 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Con-Air," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m. free admission.


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