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University Letter

March 30, 2001

Volume 38 No. 30

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 30, March 30, 2001

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You're invited to take part in UND's Strategic Planning Process: www.und.edu/stratplan.



Two candidates for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will visit campus and give presentations.

Dr. Ronald Davis's presentation, at 3:30 p.m, Thursday, March 29, River Valley Room, Memorial Union, is "The College of Arts and Sciences in a Global Community."

Dr. Martha Potvin's presentation will be at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 2, Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library, and is titled "The College of Arts and Sciences at a Public University: Challenges and Opportunities."

Tom Owens, Interim Dean, School of Engineering and Mines, and Chair, Arts and Sciences Dean Search.



The School of Law of the University of North Dakota has been ranked the third "most wired" law school in the nation according to the March issue of "The National Jurist" magazine.

The magazine surveyed all 183 law schools approved by the American Bar Association. The schools that responded were evaluated by the magazine and given a "wired GPA" based on several categories:

Network access, the number of network connections as percentage of enrollment and wireless network access

Information technology in the classroom, the percent of classrooms that are networked and utilize advanced online resources

Student access, the student services associated with the Internet such as club web space, free e-mail, bulletin boards, online resources, journals, and registration

Hardware resources, computer workstations and online research stations as percent of enrollment.

Career placement resources, job postings and research, links to alumni, and resume posting.

Some schools were given extra credit for resources not otherwise listed. The UND School of law was given an overall "wired GPA" of 3.47. It received a 4.0 in the areas of network access, hardware, and other elements while receiving a 3.5 in course use, a 3.0 in career use, and a 2.5 in student use.

"I've known for a long time that the UND School of Law was among the top high tech law schools in the country," said W. Jeremy Davis, Dean, UND School of Law, "but it is gratifying when someone else recognizes us for our achievements."

Davis added, "I would like to credit the University of North Dakota for the flexibility to allow departments and colleges to make such advances as these with a minimum of red tape and bureaucracy."

UND School of Law tied for third with Boston College Law School under Florida's Nova Southeastern University and Duke University. Only 50 of the over 100 schools that responded to "The National Jurist's" survey were listed.

The highest ranked, Nova Southeastern University, received a GPA of 3.83 and the University of Toledo ranked 50th with a GPA of 2.33.



The University of North Dakota invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Enrollment Services, the major student recruiting unit for the University.

Position Description

Enrollment Services serves as the primary recruiting unit for new and transfer students for the University. The mission of Enrollment Services is to recruit students by providing knowledgeable points of personal contact and the needed information and direction as related to the student's higher education plan.

The Director of Enrollment Services serves as the supervisor of the office and outreach staff (10 full-time staff and approximately 70 student assistants including tour guides); oversees program and budgetary administration of the unit; develops a yearly marketing plan; provides leadership in information systems management; assists in the broad area of enrollment counseling (attract high ability students and maintain enrollment through effective awareness and marketing methods; communicate efficiently and effectively with prospective students and families through personalization; consult with prospective students and families regarding enrollment; present pre-enrollment information to high schools and community colleges; serve as academic career advisor to prospective students; represent the university at college fairs and high school visits; and establish and maintain contacts with new students and families); and communicates and cooperates with faculty and staff as well as other recruiting and Enrollment Management entities across the campus and in the community.

This is a full-time twelve-month administrative position. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

Position Requirements

1. Bachelor's degree required; master's degree strongly preferred.

2. A vision of higher education that includes all qualified students including those with diverse backgrounds and locations.

3. Several years of successful and recent leadership experience in areas related to recruiting and working with young adults preferred.

4. Significant managerial, supervisory, and budgetary experience preferred.

5. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, creative leadership abilities, and strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills required.

6. Evidence of effective management and motivational skills to provide leadership to a dynamic and diverse staff required.

7. Ability to develop and implement initiatives with vision and insight that result in the recruiting and enrollment of students based on the number, quality, and diversity required to enable the university to achieve its goals.

8. Knowledge of and experience with PC-based software required; experience with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Internet, E-mail, and mainframe applications preferred.

9. A valid driver's license, the ability to lift at least 40 pounds, and the ability and willingness to travel when necessary to participate in recruiting and outreach activities required.

The salary range for the position is $35,000-40,000, depending on training and experience, in addition to a generous package of fringe benefits.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2001 and continue until the position is filled. The position is available now and the successful applicant will be expected to begin as soon as possible.

Please submit a comprehensive letter expressing your interest, a current resume including the names and phone numbers of three- to-five references, and a completed UND employment application form to:

Dr. Don Piper Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Office of Personnel Services, Box 8010 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010

NOTE: The UND application form is available on our Web site at www.und.edu/org/ops/Job_Openings/How_to_Apply/how_to_apply.html or by calling 1-800-CALL UND (1-800-225-5863) and asking for Personnel Services at 777-4361.




A panel discussion on "The World from a Woman's Perspective" is set for Thursday, March 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Panelists include Donna Brown, Native American Programs, Jean Chen, doctoral student, Susan Johnson, Coordinator of Student Organizations, Kay Mendick, Women's Center, Amy Skarsten, student, Major Yolandea Wood, Grand Forks Air Force Base, and Doreen Yellow Bird, Grand Forks Herald. Poetry will be provided by the nationally known "Da Boogie Man."

The event is sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon in conjunction with Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and the Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC), a division of student government.

Multicultural Student Services.



Chia-Yang Liu, from the Department of Opthalmology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, will present a lecture in the BIMD 513 (Foundations of Biomedical Science) seminar series on Friday, March 30. The seminar is titled "Transgenic and Knockout Mice - Techniques and Applications" and begins at 1 p.m. in Room 5510 of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. All are welcome to attend. Dr. Liu's seminar will focus on the development of molecular biological techniques to better understand the visual system. Dr. Liu was instrumental in characterizing the function of the retinoblastoma (Rb) protein, a so- called "tumor suppressor" protein involved in numerous human cancers. Dr. Liu's is the guest of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Members of the University community who would like to meet with Dr. Liu are asked to contact Dr. Jane Dunlevy in Anatomy and Cell Biology.

- Jon Jackson, Anatomy and Cell Biology.



The UND Apartment Community Center is bringing Mixed Blood Theatre's Eastern Parade to campus Friday, March 30. Subtitled "The Asian American Journey," the show is a vibrant look at the Asian American experience from a variety of perspectives. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Apartment Community Center.

Propelled by the thundering rhythms of the Japanese taiko drums, Eastern Parade is an Asian American anthology as vast, varied, and vivid as the continents it spans. The 45-minute performance includes Southeast Asian myths; a story about a Korean-born, American-raised Amerasian's quest for identity; the saga of a Cambodian refugee; a look at a Hmong teenager's struggle to bridge the chasm between his parents' ancient culture and his own American environment; and more.

For more information, contact Malia at 777-9862.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Malia Young, UND Apartment Community Center.



The University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Director of Bands James Popejoy, and the Faculty Brass Quintet will present a concert Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas, will guest- conduct the Wind Ensemble at the concert. The performance will be held at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults and $2 for students, and are available at the door. All high school and middle school students will be admitted free of charge with the presentation of their student ID card.

The Faculty Brass Quintet, which includes Robert Brooks and Einar Einarson, trumpets; Peter Schiefelbein, horn; Les Torgerson, trombone; and Ed Simanton, tuba, will open the concert. Their program will include the "Scherzo" of Widor; "A Newfoundland Sketch" by Howard Cable; "Dance" of Wilke Renwick; and Samuel Scheidt's "Battle Suite" originally written in the 17th century. The Quintet will also be featured on an arrangement of the famous dixieland jazz classic "That's A Plenty" with the Wind Ensemble.

Internationally known conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon will guest-conduct the Wind Ensemble on two selections at the concert. In addition to his duties at the University of North Texas, Professor Corporon is renowned for his work with wind ensembles and conductors. Ensembles under his direction have performed for major festivals and events all over the world, and his performances have drawn praise from colleagues, composers, and critics alike. He has recorded over 300 works, including many premieres and commissions, and released 32 recordings, two of which have appeared on the Grammy nomination ballot. He is the past president of the College Band Directors National Association, and is the recipient of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Citation for advancing the cause of music in America. Professor Corporon will conduct the Wind Ensemble in Jack Stamp's "Pastime," a salute to baseball, and Frank Ticheli's new work "An American Elegy." The "Elegy" was composed in memory of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, and to honor the survivors. The Wind Ensemble will also perform "Illyrian Dances," written by Guy Woolfenden, Head of Music to the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, and the "Prestissimo" galop of Karl King.

Band Department, 777-2815.



A reception in honor of "all the women of the world" will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Presentations will be given by Major Yolandea Wood, U.S. Air Force, Doreen Yellow Bird, Grand Forks Herald, and Pat Owens, former mayor of Grand Forks. There will be a special performance by the Black poet "Da Boogie Man."

It is sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon in conjunction with Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC), a division of student government.

Multicultural Student Services.



On Saturday, March 31, there will be a "Farewell/Thank You" party for Pat and Bobby Owens from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Westward Ho. We hope that many will stop by and say "Thank You!" There will be many dignitaries present and there will be a brief program so please stop by. Thanks.

-- Dee Watson (Physical Education and Exercise Science), a member of the City Committee for the Farewell to Pat and Bobby Owens.



The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology welcomes Chia-Yang Liu from the Department of Ophthalmology at the College of Medicine University of Cincinnati as a speaker in their seminar series. The seminar, on Monday, April 2, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., is titled "Characterization of Keratocan Gene and Identification of its 3.2 kB Promoter in Transgenic Mice." It will be held in the Frank N. Low Conference Room, Room B710 of the E.C. James Research Facility of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

- Jane Dunlevy, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.



The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program research presentations will be held from 10:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Fourteen McNair scholars will be presenting. Schedules were put in departmental mailboxes or you can get one by contacting Jill at 777-4931. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

TRIO Programs.



Joan Breton Connelly, Phi Betta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will present a free public lecture on "Women and Ritual: Priestesses in Ancient Greece" Monday, April 2, at 8 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. An art historian, archaeologist, and Associate Professor of Fine Arts at New York University, Dr. Connelly has spent 20 years in the field, excavating at sites throughout Greece, Cyprus, and Kuwait. Director at the Yeronisos Island Expedition and Field School, Cyprus, she is the author of "Votive Sculpture of Hellenistic Cyprus" as well as the forthcoming "Women and Ritual: Priestesses in Greek Art and Society."

She will also make the following campus presentations: "Topography, Myth and Cult on the Athenian Akropolis," on Monday, April 2, at noon in 116 Merrifield Hall; Tuesday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m. in 102 Nursing; Tuesday, April 3 at 5 p.m. in 111 Merrifield Hall; and "Cypriot Sanctuaries: The Votive Tradition," on Tuesday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m. in 227 Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Dr. Connelly's visit is made possible by the generous support of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program and by these UND co-sponsors: UND Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; College of Arts and Sciences; Office of the President; Department of Anthropology; Department of Art; Department of English; Department of History; Department of Theatre Arts; and Women Studies Program.

For more information, contact me.

Jeanne Anderegg (Honors Program), Vice President, UND chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 777-3302.



University of North Dakota Indian Association (UNDIA) will host the 32nd Annual Time-out and Wacipi, "American Indian Women: Past, Present, and Future," Monday through Sunday, April 2-8, in the Memorial Union. The schedule follows:

Monday, April 2

10 to 10:30 a.m., Welcome and Opening Ceremony, Red River Valley Room. The ceremony will open with a flag and victory song, followed by prayer. The welcome address will be given by Bob Boyd, Vice President for Student and Outreach Services, and by Michael Grant, UNDIA Vice-President.

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Welcome to Cleveland, Red River Valley Room, Oscar Arredondo, 34-foot display of American Indian depictions.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UND Counseling Department Research Table, Fireside Lounge. The Department of Counseling Spirituality and Health Research Team will collect data for a project that involves examining spirituality, health risks, and cultural identity during Time Out week activities. Since spirituality and health/wellness have been associated with positive health outcomes among people of other cultures, we are examining the degree to which spirituality may be related to health and wellness among Northern Plains Indians. The team is looking for factors that may contribute to health, wellness and resiliency among American Indian and First Nations people.

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ronald E. McNair Research Presentations, Fred Orth Lecture Bowl. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program will host the Seventh Annual McNair Forum. Fourteen McNair Scholars will present their research projects throughout the course of the day. Research was conducted with faculty mentors as part of the scholar's participation in the McNair Program. The Presentations will vary from ongoing investigations to completed projects.

Tuesday, April 3

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Welcome to Cleveland, Red River Valley Room, Oscar Arredondo, 34-foot display of American Indian Depictions.

9:15 to 9:45 a.m., Women and Business, Sioux Room.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Home Based Business, Sioux Room, Eric Giltner.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UND Counseling Department Research Table, Fireside Lounge.

3 to 5 p.m., Female American Indian Lawyers and Judges, Lecture Bowl. Panel Discussion sponsored by School of Law.

Wednesday, April 4

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Welcome to Cleveland, Red River Valley Room, Oscar Arredondo, 34-foot display of American Indian Depictions.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UND Counseling Department Research Table, Fireside Lounge.

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Alcohol: The Thief of Spirit, Red River Valley Room.

6 to 7:30 p.m., Native American Storytelling and Music Presentation, Ballroom, Ann Dunn and Annie Humphrey.

Thursday, April 5

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Welcome to Cleveland, Red River Valley Room, Oscar Arredondo, 34-foot display of American Indian Depictions.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UND Counseling Department Research Table, Fireside Lounge.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Teresa D. LaFromboise, Red Valley Room, "American Indian Women in Psychology." Discussing the role of Native American women psychologists, the mental health of Native American Women, and the research agenda of Native American psychologists.

3 to 5 p.m., Dr. W. Richard West, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Fred Orth lecture Bowl. A reception will follow the lecture from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge.

7 to 8:30 p.m., James A. Rothenberger, "Club Drugs," Fred Orth lecture Bowl. A reception will follow the lecture from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge.

Friday, April 6

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Welcome to Cleveland, display by Oscar Arredondo, River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, High School College Counselors and Higher Education Specialists Information Day.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fireside Lounge, UND Counseling Department Research Table.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, River Valley Room, Teresa LaFromboise, Ph.D., presents "American Women in Psychology."

7 to 11 p.m., Powwow, Hyslop Sports Complex. First Grand Entry at 7 p.m. Registration opens at 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 7

11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Powwow, Hyslop Sports Complex. Grand Entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sixteen Team All-Native American Basketball Tournament.

Sunday, April 8

11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Powwow, Hyslop Sports Complex. Grand Entry at 1 p.m. Sixteen Team All-Native American Basketball Tournament.



The week of April 2-6 has been designated as Student Employment Week. The observance of this week provides an opportunity for employers, as educators, to recognize the many valuable contributions student employees make to our campus, and to emphasize the benefits of the student employment program to our students. Please say "Thank You" to your student employees (a special treat or lunch is nice).

Tracy Olson, Federal Work-Study Clerk.



The University Senate will meet Thursday, April 5, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.


1) Announcements

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

3) Question Period



4) Report of the Committee on Committees of Senate Committees Chosen by Preference Vote of the Senate, March, 2001. Gerald Bass, Chair.

5) Recommendation by Senate Executive Committee to amend the University Grievance Policy, stated in Section 3-2 on page 14 of the 2000-2001 Code of Student Life.

Nancy Krogh (University Registrar), Secretary of the Senate.



An open house reception honoring Bill Wrenn, Professor of Biology, will be held Thursday, April 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. If you wish to send Dr. Wrenn personal greetings, please send them to the UND Biology Department, P.O. Box 9019, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202.

Dr. Wrenn retired from the UND Biology Department Dec. 31, after more than 30 years of teaching and service to the University.

He received an A.A. degree from Fullerton Junior College in California, a B.S. degree in Zoology and an M.A. degree in Biology both from California State University, Long Beach, before receiving his Ph.D. degree in Entomology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1972. While working to obtain his B.S. and M.A degrees, Dr. Wrenn served in the United States Army, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant, E-6, in 1964.

Following his military service, Dr. Wrenn held positions as a research assistant at California State University, Long Beach; as a laboratory instructor in general biology at University of Kansas, Lawrence; and as a teaching assistant in general entomology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has devoted his research career to chiggers. He began studying the insect-like creatures during his undergraduate years and has continued throughout his long and distinguished career. He has been recognized by his colleagues by having two species of chiggers and one species of mite named after him (Microtrombicula wrenni; Guntheria wrenni; and Mydopholeus wrenni). His work has been widely published in national and international journals.

Dr. Wrenn joined the UND Biology Department in 1969 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1976, and named full professor in 1987. He is known as an outstanding instructor and advisor, and has served on various committees and organizations on-campus and among his peers and colleagues throughout the United States and around the world. Although the details of his retirement are not finalized, he does plan to continue to work on chiggers.

Department of Biology.



The Office of International Programs holds Thursday night events each week at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The April 5 program will feature Croatia. Everyone is welcome.

International Programs.



The Student Aviation Management Association (SAMA) has scheduled its 20th annual Aerospace Seminar and Aviation Career Fair for Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6, at the Odegard School.

SAMA, founded in 1975, is a nonprofit organization for students whose interests lie in the administration, business, and management activities of the aviation industry. Affiliated with UND's Odegard School, its primary objectives are to promote aviation professionalism at the collegiate level and further the aviation knowledge of the entire University student body. The Aerospace Seminar was organized to increase students' awareness of current issues in aviation. Employers throughout the industry are invited to speak about career opportunities, current events, and the future of aviation. Through a variety of viewpoints presented by guests, students will increase their knowledge of the aerospace industry and expand their horizons for future employment. Scheduled guest speakers include: Vern Raburn, President and CEO of Eclipse Aviation; John C. Hatfield, Corporate Pilot for Daimler-Chrysler Aviation; Bill LaMacchia, Jr., President & CEO of Sun Country Airlines; Steve Briner, Chief Pilot for ComAir; Dorette Kerr, Aviation Scheduler for Deere & Company Aviation; Tim Callister, Airport Director for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport; Dan Matthews, 747 Captain/Instructor for Northwest Airlines; Wayne Cummings, Air Traffic Controller for Cleveland Center ARTCC; and a panel discussion of UND Graduates. On Friday morning, Sally Webster, President; and Adrian Hersak Miller, Human Resources Consultant (B.S.A.S. UND Aerospace 95') of Airline Career Resources, LLC., will conduct an interview power session on interview basics and airline industry hot tips.

Twenty-five aerospace companies from throughout the country will visit as part of the career fair to be held on Friday, April 6, in conjunction with the Aerospace Conference.

For further information regarding the Aerospace Seminar, Career Fair and SAMA Social Banquet, contact Joe Stubbe at 701-750-3773 (Home) or stubbe@aero.und.edu.

Parents Weekend, hosted by Alpha Eta Rho (AHP), will be held April 7 and 8 in conjunction with the Aerospace Seminar and Career Fair. Activities begin with a pancake breakfast (sponsored by UND's Women in Aviation), followed by airport tours of Flight Operations, the Grand Forks tower, the flight service station, airport rescue and fire fighting, and Federal Express. Tours of campus facilities include Odegard, Clifford and Ryan Halls, including simulator flights at Ryan Hall. Atmospherium shows will be featured at Odegard Hall.

Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.



Gary Gibson, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the Burke Medical Research Institute in White Plains, N.Y., is the Friday, April 6, speaker in the BIMD 513 (Foundations of Biomedical Science) seminar series. Dr. Gibson is a world-renowned researcher on cellular mechanisms of neurologic disease, and will present a seminar titled "Oxidative Mechanisms and Cellular Signals in Alzheimer's Disease" that will begin at 1 p.m. in the Reed Keller Auditorium of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The lecture is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. For more information about Dr. Gibson, please contact Eric Murphy in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics.

- Jon Jackson, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Course Director - BIMD 513.



The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences has recently remodeled its Flight Operations main lobby and dispatch area at the Grand Forks International Airport. We invite everyone to an Open House Friday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ribbon cutting is set for 11 a.m. by Dean Bruce Smith.

Al Palmer, Director of Flight Operations, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.



On Saturday, April 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., the North Dakota Museum of Art invites young people ages 6-12 to the Saturday Art Workshop titled "Draw a Face, Change a Face." Inspired by the large portraits of Alonzo Pino, a Cuban artist whose artwork is in the Cuba Today exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art, children and their parents/guardians will explore the possibilities of drawing each other and learn how to create different moods in their drawings. Participants will explore drawing using pencils, markers, and paint. The workshop will be led by Morgan Owens, Education Coordinator for the Museum.

Pino creates his portraits using simple techniques and materials. He begins by posing his models in a variety of postures that present different attitudes. He photographs his models, then transfers the photo image of his model onto canvas using photo emulsion. He then draws with pencil and oil paint on top of the photo image to further alter the portrait and the mood of his models. All of his models are women although they decidedly look like men.

Saturday Art Workshops are exciting hands-on studios for children ages 6-12 and their parents/guardians to create together in the Museum. Participants will look at and talk about the artwork displayed in the Museum, then create their own works inspired by what they see and discuss. Participants must have reached the minimum age listed. All materials will be provided. Tuition for Museum members is $7 for each child and $10 for each child for non-members. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in workshops as intently as their children. Call for registration information.

Visit the Museum web site at www.ndmoa.com to preview the current exhibitions. Saturday Art Workshops continue to May 5. Call the Museum at 777-4195 for more information. Join the Museum for other activities such as the Art Odyssey seminars, The Art of Looking for Educators, Museum Concert Series, Summer Arts Day Camp, Teen Art Workshops, and Writers and Readers Series.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is on Centennial Drive on the campus of UND. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge for admission.

North Dakota Museum of Art.



The University Program Council invites all area musicians to take part in the 2001 UND Battle of the Bands Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in the Old Bookstore, Memorial Union.

All bands should submit a demo tape or CD with at least three songs by Tuesday, April 3, at 3 p.m., to the UPC office in the Memorial Union. At least one band member must be enrolled at UND. Four bands will be picked to play at the Battle of the Bands from the demo tapes/CDs submitted. The winner of the Battle of the Bands will be the opening act for Violent Femmes on Saturday, April 27, in the quad area behind the Chester Fritz Library.

The Battle of the Bands is free of charge to all students and community members. For more information, contact Chris Gunn, UPC's music coordinator, at 777-0064.

Maria Albertson, UPC Public Relations.



Paul Katz will be the guest artist with the Chiara String Quartet at a concert at the North Dakota Museum of Art on Sunday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Katz will join the Chiara to play Schubert's Quintet in C Major. Also on the program are the Quartet No. 2 of Jefferson Friedman and Haydn's String Quartet Op. 54, No. 2.

Mr. Katz is known to concertgoers around the world as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which made more that 2,500 appearances on four continents. Mr. Katz has appeared as soloist in New York, Cleveland, Toronto, Los Angeles, and other cities throughout North America. He was a student of Gregor Piatigorsky, Janos Starker, Leonard Rose, Gabor Rejto, and Bernard Greenhouse. In 1962 he was selected nationally to play in the historic Pablo Casals Master Class in Berkeley, Calif. From 1976 until recently Mr. Katz was Professor of Cello at The Eastman School of Music. Recently Professor of Cello at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, he has taught at many of the major summer music programs, including 20 years at the Aspen Festival, the Yale Summer School of Chamber Music, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, Pro-Quartet, the Vivoin Academy in France, and at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada. In these programs he has mentored many of the fine young string quartets on the world's stages today, including the Castagnerei, Lydian, Maia, Meliora, Rachham, and Ying Quartets. In addition to his performing and teaching activities, Mr. Katz is an active advocate for chamber music the world over and served for six years as President of Chamber Music America. Mr. Katz plays an Andrea Guarneri cello dated 1669.

"Schubert's Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956 is considered (along with Beethoven's Op. 131) the most spiritually profound piece of music ever written," Mr. Katz says. "It transcends this world and takes us to that lofty plateau of human expression where great art resides. To experience this music -- to create this music -- is at once uplifting, consoling, and cathartic. It is central to my existence as a musician."

Jefferson Friedman's Quartet No. 2 was written for the Chiara String Quartet which performed its world premiere in Paul Hall in New York Nov. 15, 1999. Writes cellist Greg Beaver, "Jeff's style includes a strong personal use of tonality, and an amazing ear for driving rhythm (first movement) as well as its rival, beautiful harmonic and melodic writing."

His visit is sponsored by Chamber Music America, the national service organization that has also made possible the current two- year residency of the Chiara String Quartet with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and the Music Department at UND. His concert with the Chiaras is also the occasion for a site visit by Nancy Christensen, Education Director for Chamber Music America, who would welcome the opportunity to hear from members of the university community who wish to comment on the impact of the Chiara residency. CMA is currently in the process of restructuring its residency programs and the current site visit will provide information on which funding decisions are based. Faculty wishing to comment may do so by writing the Symphony Office at Box 7084, sending email to ggfso@und.nodak.edu, or calling 777-3359. Tickets to the Sunday concert may be reserved by calling the same number.

Greater Grand Forks Symphony.



Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a free presentation and book signing with author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker Tom Gegax on Monday, April 9, at the Memorial Union Ballroom. The presentation, "Winning in the Game of Life," will start at 6 p.m., with a book signing to follow at 7 p.m.

The presentation will include topics from his book, "Winning in the Game of Life: Self Coaching Secrets of Success," which has been featured on CNBC, PBS, and the New York Times. Gegax is the co-founder of Tires Plus Automotive, and a former Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year for the Upper Midwest. He currently serves on the board of directors for the American Cancer Society, the Deepak Chopra Institute, and Project EarthSave. For more information, visit www.tomgegax.com

This presentation is sponsored by the Delta Tau Delta Education Foundation, the George and Glenna Allen Endowment, and the Division of Student and Outreach Services. For more information contact Jeremy Falk at 741-1728 or jeremy_falk@und.nodak.edu.

Jan Orvik, Editor for Jeremy Falk, Delta Tau Delta Education Foundation.



Community health students from the College of Nursing, in cooperation with the Safety Office, will conduct a blood pressure, blood sugar, hemoglobin, vision and hearing clinic Wednesday, April 11, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Facilities lunchroom for UND faculty and staff. The hearing screening portion will be in the Facilities Cottonwood Room. The re-screening is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., also in the lunchroom. The only requirement for participating in this screening is that you not smoke, drink coffee or exercise for at least 30 minutes before having your blood pressure measured.

-- Carol Berg, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Nursing, and the Safety Office.



Due to popular demand there has been another session of Mainframe Computer Usage and Printouts scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. in 361 Upson II. If you are interested, please register with Staci in the U2 office at 777-2128.

Staci Matheny, University Within the University.



The date for the Memorial Union Leadership Awards reception has been changed from Friday, April 27, to Thursday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. The location is still the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Cynthia Thompson, Coordinator, Leadership Development and Programming, Memorial Union.




The Time Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2001 is now available online. Students may inquire on either phone or Web ALFI to obtain their time and date of registration for summer and fall classes. The Time Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2001, to be used by departments for advising purposes, is now available for pickup in the reception area of the Office of the Registrar. If you have questions, please call 777-2150.

Janet Hangsleben, Office of the Registrar.



The new Student Body President Matt E. Brown and Vice President Michael Cleveland will take over on Sunday, April 1. Please make the appropriate adjustments with this change.

Vice President Kristy Berger and I have greatly enjoyed being able to serve the students and work with many of you. We thank you for your dedication to this university and its students, and we wish you all the best.

Berly Nelson, Student Body President.



Franklin Covey college planners/success guides are being purchased to distribute through various avenues to new and current students beginning the fall 2001 semester. If your office, department, or organization hosts any major or special events throughout the year (fall 2001, spring 2002, and summer 2002) that are open to the general student population, please let us know.

Please provide the following information: date, title of event, time, and location. Also include a contact name and phone number in case we have questions about the information you submit. The deadline for submitting information is Friday, April 20. Send your information to the Student Organizations Center at Box 8385. Thanks! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 777-4706.

Lisa Burger, Director, Student Academic Services.



Northern Lights Public Radio (NLPR) will hold its annual spring fund drive April 1-8. NLPR broadcasts from the University of North Dakota, serving the Greater Grand Forks area by providing local, regional and national programming. The stations broadcast on KFJM FM 90.7 and KUND AM 1370.While the recent merger between the UND Television Center and Northern Lights Public Radio has given NLPR a firm foundation, support from listeners continues to be an integral part of the success of the stations. Listeners can make a pledge by calling 777-2400 or 1-800-248-5356 during the week of the fund drive. UND employees may make payments through a payroll deduction program.

The funds from the drive will go toward operating expenses, programming and other costs associated with running the station and providing great music to listeners.

Michelle Walters, Director of Marketing, Television Center and Northern Lights Public Radio.



Rehire Letters for Summer 2001 and Academic Year 2001/2002 have been distributed to all the departments (one per mailbox). If you will be hiring a student through TCC 312 (Institutional) monies, but did not receive a letter, we can send you one. Please call Job Service at 777-4395.

Job Service.



Following are workshops for University faculty and staff. To register for workshops contact the U2 office at 777-2128, or e- mail us at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu. Visit our web site at www.conted.und.edu/u2 for more workshops listings and to register online.

Newly added U2 Workshops:

PageCenter - April 5, 9 to 10:30 a.m. PageCenter allows users to view, save, print, and retrieve electronic mainframe reports with their favorite web browser. Participants must have RACF user ID and password to attend training. Instructor: Rose Keeley, Computer Center.

Mainframe Computer Usage & Printouts - April 11, 9 to 11 a.m. Find out how to use the mainframe Uniform Accounting System, the various screens, and computer printouts. Instructor: Allison Peyton.

Upcoming U2 Workshops:

We're Out of Control! Setting Limits and Sticking to Them - April 9, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Prairie Room, Memorial Union. Setting limits helps our children learn the rules of the world. Explore what are appropriate limits, when does limit setting start, why we struggle with it and is it too late? Instructor: Carol Helland, PERC Work and Family Consultant.

PowerPoint 00 Level II - April 10 and 12, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Practice working with advanced data charts, text formatting, templates, and slide shows. Instructor: Jim Malins, Computer Center.

U2 Computer Software Reference Books for Sale

Because of a change in publishers and software upgrades, the following books are available for sale to individuals or departments. Some books contain a training disk as well. The discounted price is $6.49. You may use ID billing, cash, check or credit card to pay for the books; payment must be received prior to or at the time of pick-up. The books are located in 234 Rural Technology Center. Books can be mailed intercampus once payment is received or billing arrangements are made. Call 777- 2128 or e-mail us, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, for more information. The books are: Access 97, level 2-3; Excel 97, level 2-3; PowerPoint, level 1-2; Word 97, level 1-3; Word 97, Tips, Tricks and Macros; WordPerfect 8.0, level 1 and 2; and WordPerfect 8.0, Tips, Tricks, and Macros.

-- Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Program Coordinator.



This week on "Studio One," social worker Linda Eickman will discuss the difference between a will and a living will and explain the role of power of attorney. Eickman, who works in the hospice area of Altru Hospital, will discuss why it is important to obtain a will in the state in which you reside and explain why issuing a power of attorney can also be important.

"Studio One" will also feature a segment on body checking in hockey. Checking from behind and illegal checking are responsible for an increase in head and neck injuries in hockey at all levels.

"Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs "Studio One" on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Tanya Frank, UND Studio One Marketing Team.



The Greek community will hold its annual Greek Week April 2-6. The week of events is designed to increase public and campus awareness of the Greek community at UND.

The Greek community shares a common goal of making a difference in the lives of others. Greeks Into the Streets, Wednesday, April 4, is set aside to reach out to the public and thank them for all they do. In appreciation of the Grand Forks community, service projects will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. It's an opportunity to show Greater Grand Forks how concerned Greeks are about the community and share with them Greek spirit.

Service projects will be done at the following sites: Altru Hospital, Salvation Army, St. Anne's Nursing Home, Humane Society, YMCA, Grand Forks Mission, Parks and Recreation Department, Valley Eldercare Center, and the UND Apartment Community Center. All 20 UND Greek chapters will participate.

For more information about Greeks Into the Streets contact Michele Heid at 777-1580. For other information concerning Greek Week, contact Greek Week chairs Nicole Nord at 777-7426 or Matt Peterson at 777-1111.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Nicole Nord, Greek Week Co-Chair.



The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, wood drafting tables, metal desks, aluminum pickup topper, natural gas furnaces, and miscellaneous items. These may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 2-5.

Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.




The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following UND faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during the month of January:

Anthropology: Dennis Toom; Atmospheric Sciences: Cedric Grainger; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: Siegfried Detke; Biology: Steven Kelsch, Rick Sweitzer; Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research: John Hoover; Earth System Science Institute: George Seielstad; EERC: Michael Collings, Bruce Dockter, Kurt Eylands, John Gallagher, Doug Hajicek, Debra Haley, David Hassett, Steven Hawthorne, Loreal Heebink, John Hurley, Michael Jones, Dennis Laudal, Michael Mann, Donald McCollor, Stanley Miller, Erin O'Leary, John Pavlish, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Darren Schmidt, James Sorensen, Bradley Stevens, James Tibbets, Gregory Weber, Ye Zhuang, Christopher Zygarlicke; HNRC: Jean Altepeter; Law School: Larry Spain; Neuroscience: Sharon Wilsnack; Pathology: A. Wayne Bruce; Pediatrics: Larry Burd; SBDC: Wally Kearns; Student Health Services: Alan Allery.

-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.



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


The EPA recently concluded a competition to establish five new university-based Hazardous Substance Research Centers (HSRCs), to be funded for up to 5 years. In the original competition for the new Centers, no application to cover research related to mining waste or outreach for the geographic extent of EPA Region 8 (the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) was successful. In this announcement, the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) invites applications to establish an HSRC to address priority hazardous substance research on mining waste and training, technology transfer, and technical assistance for the Region 8 states. Deadline: 6/12/01. Contact: Thomas Veirs, 202/564-6831, veirs.thomas@epa.gov; Steve Lingle, 202/564-6820, lingle.stephen@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/rfa/hsrcrec01.html.

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The Assessment of Student Achievement in Undergraduate Education (ASA) Program supports development and dissemination of assessment practices, materials (tools), and measures to guide efforts that improve the effectiveness of courses, curricula, programs of study, and academic institutions in promoting student learning in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET). Assessment tools and measures can inform educational materials development, teaching practices (pedagogy), use of educational technology, laboratory practices, field experiences, curricular decisions, co-curricular activities, advice offered by academic advisors, departmental decisions about major course requirements, and the organization of educational activities, both internally and externally (such as links with other academic sectors--high schools, other two- and four-year colleges and universities, and distance education opportunities--and with employers). The Program also promotes full integration of assessment with these educational efforts. Approximately $3 million is intended to provide support for about 20 awards of up to $500,000 each. Deadlines: 4/30/01 (Optional Letter of Intent), 6/7/01 (Full Pro-posal). Contact: Myles G. Boylan, 703/292- 8666, mboylan@nsf.gov; Joan P. Gosink, 703/292-8666, jgosink@nsf.gov.

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The objective of the Metals in Medicine (PA-01-071) Program is to encourage research that bridges the areas of inorganic chemistry and medicine. The mechanisms by which organisms control transition metal ions and the roles of these metals in cellular regulation and cell-cell signaling are of primary interest. Interactions of synthetic inorganic complexes with living systems and their components are a second area of interest. These areas are linked by the need to involve researchers having a deep under-standing of inorganic chemistry with state-of-the-art problems in biomedical research. Additional discussion on interests in this area can be obtained from "Metals in Medicine: Targets, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics" meeting notes at http://www.nigms.nih.gov/news/meetings/metals.html. The standard research grant (R01) mechanism will be used. Deadlines: Standard NIH deadlines until June 2004. Contact: Peter C. Preusch, Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, National Institute of General Medical Science, 301/594-5938, preuschp@nigms.nih.gov; Maren R. Laughlin, Metabolism Program, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 301/594-8802, maren.laughlin@nih.gov; Claudia Thompson, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 919/541-4638, thompso1@niehs.nih.gov; Becky Costello, Office of Dietary Supplements, 301/435-3920, costellb@od.nih.gov.

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Demonstration Grants for Indian Children are provided for projects to develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian children. The sponsor is particularly interested in appli-cations that meet one or more of the following invitational priorities: school readiness projects that provide age appropriate educational programs and language skills to 3- and 4-year old Indian students to prepare them for successful entry into school at the kindergarten school level; and early childhood and kindergarten programs, including family-based preschool programs, that emphasize school readiness and parental skills. Eligible applicants are State and local educational agencies, Indian tribes, organizations, and institutions of higher education. Approximately $4,350,000 is available to fund 14 awards ranging from $150,000-$400,000 each for a project period of up to 36 months. Deadline: 5/25/01. Contact: Cathie Martin, Office of Indian Education, 202/260-1683, Cathie_Martin@ed.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-7291-filed.

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-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


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