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University Letter

March 9, 2001

Volume 38 No. 16

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 27, March 9, 2001

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

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



There have been reports of inflammatory rhetoric and possible acts of intimidation as the University and local communities discuss the issues surrounding UND's use of the Fighting Sioux team name. None of this is helpful or appropriate. I ask all parties to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of all points of view. There must be room, particularly in a University environment, for the expression of strongly felt opinions on both sides of every issue, including this one. However, we cannot accept, and will not accept, threats, intimidation or acts of violence. Such actions should be reported at once. They will be vigorously investigated, and the offenders dealt with as provided by the laws of the State of North Dakota and the regulations of the University.




Are you interested in obtaining a competitive edge in grant development or learning tips and techniques from veteran grant writers? Would you like to enhance your skills that you bring to your present worksite and any future jobs?

The University of North Dakota Division of Continuing Education is sponsoring two grantwriting workshops, designed for both beginner and seasoned grantwriters. The workshops cover such areas as grantsmanship planning, identifying a funding source, grant development and grantsmanship follow-up.

The workshops are led by Karen Berthold (Assistant Dean of Outreach Programs, Continuing Education) and Lynette Krenelka (Program Director of Extended Degree Programs and Coordinator of the Corporate Engineering Degree Program [CEDP]), both with extensive experience in administration, teaching, consulting and participating in the grantsmanship process. They have received a combined total of more than $4 million in grants through a variety of funding sources.

The one-day conferences are scheduled as follows: March 13, Sioux Falls, S.D. - Best Western Ramkota Inn; March 15, St. Cloud, Minn. - Best Western Americana; March 22, Bemidji, Minn. - Northern Inn; March 27, Fargo, N.D. - Holiday Inn; May 8, Bismarck N.D. - Best Western Doublewood Inn; May 9, Minot, N.D. - International Inn.

The workshops run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee for the workshop is $190, which includes a two-inch binder of resource materials and refreshment breaks.

For more information, to request a brochure or to register please call Allison Knight or Brenda Keller at 777-2663 or e-mail us at conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Continuing Education.



A free defensive driving course will be held Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 211 Rural Technology Center. Or, you may attend Wednesday, March 28, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., also in 211 Rural Technology Center. Registered employees may make arrangements with the Safety Office to bring a family member. Registration must be received by March 13 or March 27. Call 777-3341 to register.

Safety Office.



Following is the schedule for campus visits by candidates for dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Presentations and receptions for two candidates have been set; we encourage everyone to attend.

Monday and Tuesday, March 19-20

Lorene H. Stone, interim assistant to the dean, College of Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology, Lamar University. She will present "The College of Arts and Sciences: Campus Linkages and Community Partnerships" at 3:30 p.m. in the Badlands Room of the Memorial Union on Monday, March 19. She has a B.S. in sociology from Iowa State University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University.

Thursday and Friday, March 22-23

David Wohl, dean, arts and humanities, professor of communications and chair of the Department of Communications; West Virginia State College. He will present "Education as Transformation: A Case for Strengthening the Liberal Arts and General Education" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The location is not yet determined. He has a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, Worcester, Mass., an M.A. in dramatic arts from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in theatre from Kent State University.

Monday and Tuesday, March 26-27

Earl R. Anderson, professor of English and chair, Department of English, Cleveland State University. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon.

Thursday and Friday, March 29-30

Ronald W. Davis, assistant provost, director of the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for International and Area Studies, professor of history, and coordinator of the International Faculty Hiring Initiative; Western Michigan University. He has a B.A. from Bowling Green University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Monday and Tuesday, April 2-3

Martha A. Potvin, interim dean of graduate studies and extended education, professor of biology, West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. She has a B.S. in biology from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. in botany/plant ecology from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Tom Owens (Engineering), Chair, Search Committee.



Please pre-register by calling Staci at the U2 office, 777-2128 or use e-mail at U2@mail.und.noddak.edu, for the following workshops.

Access 00, Level II - March 19, 21 and 23, 1:30 to 4 p.m. (7.5 hours total), 361 Upson II. Create queries and tables, customize forms, and format reports. Instructor: Jim Malins, Computer Center.

Creating a Web Page Using HTML - March 20 and 22, 8:30 to 11 a.m. (5 hours total), 361 Upson II. Learn how to create a Web page with Hyper Text Markup Language, graphics, and links. Instructor: Doris Bornhoeft, Computer Center.

New! PC Hardware - Upgrades - March 20 and 27, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (8 hours total)143 Starcher Hall. Upgrading a PC could be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new computer. This workshop is designed to teach you how to interpret manufacturer's specifications, identify what can be upgraded, and whether it is worth your time, effort, and money. You will then have an opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills by performing upgrades on a PC. Instructor: Dave Yearwood, Industrial Technology. Fee: $89 (includes instruction and reference materials). Special note: a comparable external workshop would be $264.

Interviewing Techniques - March 21, 9 to 11 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. Hiring good employees is one of the most important issues facing supervisors. Learn how to plan and conduct interviews so that you identify the best candidate for the job and follow applicable regulations. Instructor: Diane Nelson, Personnel Services.

You can register online at www.conted.und.edu/U2 or call Staci, U2 program assistant at 777-2128 or e-mail us at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu. If you have special needs or need accommodations, please phone the U2 office as well.

Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Program Coordinator.



A satellite conference, "Divergent Views and Issues When Contracting With Industry," will be held Wednesday, March 21, in 128 Ryan Hall, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Program Development, this broadcast is the third in a series of four satellite conferences on issues in research administration.

This program will highlight the divergent views and issues associated with industrial contracting. Perspectives of the university administrator, the university attorney and the company sponsor will be incorporated as we look to understand cultural differences. Faculty representing universities, nonprofit research institutes, and business groups will address appropriate risk management and offer sample solutions that can be deployed to meet the needs of all parties.

Everyone is invited. No registration is required, but individuals who are planning to attend should contact Sally Eckert- Tilotta at 777-2049 or sally_eckert-tilotta@mail.und.nodak.edu, before the conference to receive information about materials to be downloaded.

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



Fifth- and sixth-grade students are invited to the annual Science Discovery Day Saturday, March 24, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The event, which features "hands-on" learning activities, is organized by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Participants are asked to submit a $2 fee with their registration, which is due Saturday, March 17.

The children may choose to attend either the morning (8 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) session. In each session, medical student-supervised activities, designed to stimulate children's interest in science, will focus on human health issues, anatomy, use of computers in medicine, awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, various science projects, and HIV/AIDS.

For more information and registration forms, contact the Medical Science Office of Public Affairs at 777-4305 or mlucke@medicine.nodak.edu.

-- Megan Muilenburg, Second-Year Medical Student.




Web ALFI will be available this spring for summer 2001 and early fall 2001 registration. Time schedules will be available on the web Friday, March 9. Students may use either Phone ALFI or Web ALFI to check their registration appointment times for the fall semester beginning Monday, March 12. Early registration will begin Monday, April 2, and students will be able to use either Phone ALFI or Web ALFI to select their courses at their appointed times. More information on registering using WEB ALFI will be available in the time schedule or at www.und.edu/dept/registrar. For more information, call the Office of the Registrar at 777- 2711 or e-mail web_alfi@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Nancy Krogh, University Registrar.



The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, March 27. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, March 20.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

Sue Jacobs (Counseling), Chair, Institutional Review Board.



The State Board of Higher Education has approved the implementation of a Master's of Science degree in Aviation at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Students from almost anywhere in the world can earn a graduate degree in aviation. One of only a few aviation-related graduate programs in the United States, UND's program is the only one to offer an interactive distance learning component. Students can enroll on campus or take advantage of off-campus delivery by viewing videotapes of the lectures and participating in two online chat sessions per week throughout each semester. Distance education students are required to come to the campus a week in the summer in conjunction with graduation, allowing them to pursue an advanced aviation degree without leaving their jobs or disrupting their lives. The on-campus program will begin in August 2001 and the off-campus program will begin in January 2002. The program will take two years to complete.

Course subjects for the degree will include: Issues in Aviation, Aviation Economics, Statistics, Research Methods, Aviation Management Theory, Aviation Public Policy and Regulations, Advanced Aviation Safety Management, Airline Labor Relations and Law, Human Factors: Human Perception in the Aerospace Environment, Human Factors: Memory, Learning and Judgment (The Challenges of Training and Selection in the Aviation industry), Aviation Environmental Concerns, and Aviation Information Technology. Additional information about UND's Aviation Master of Science degree may be obtained at www.aero.und.edu/avitms/.

John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.



North Dakota EPSCoR implemented a new program to increase opportunities for graduating seniors from the North Dakota University System comprehensive and liberal arts institutions to obtain M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees in science, engineering and mathematics at North Dakota's research universities (NDSU and UND).

Graduates of Dickinson, Mayville, Minot, and Valley City State Universities may be awarded ND EPSCoR Graduate Assistantships to obtain M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees in science, engineering and mathematics at North Dakota's research universities.

This program is designed to strengthen the links between the research universities and the science and mathematics departments at the four-year universities. It increases the in-state opportunities for the students at the undergraduate institutions and provides an additional recruiting tool for the research universities.

Applications will be accepted immediately. The program description can be found on the ND EPSCoR web page (www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor/new_grad_fellowship.html), from the Graduate School office or from the North Dakota EPSCoR offices 415 Twamley Hall, 777-2492.

For more information contact me.

Mark Sheridan, Project Director, NDSU, (701)231-8400, Mark_Sheridan@ndsu.nodak.edu.



Researchers at UND will soon make thousands of geology and other Earth science photos available online. Although images of geological features and processes are common the Web, few sites provide either high-resolution images or descriptive text in a searchable format.

A collaborative effort among three departments is producing the innovative resource for educational and public use. Educators, researchers, students, and the public around the globe will have access to many well-documented photos that otherwise would likely be unavailable to them.

GeoDIL, an acronym for Geoscience Digital Image Library, is a core component of a national effort to bring quality digital data of all types to the classroom. In September 2000, the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), and the John D. Odegard School for Aerospace Sciences teamed up to obtain a grant of $86,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a Web database for geoscience digital images and associated documentation. UND provided additional funds to facilitate this ground-breaking effort. A total of nearly $500,000, most coming from the NSF and other agencies, will be used to bring GeoDIL online. The result will be a GeoDIL database with more images and better documentation than anything presently available.

GeoDIL will be easy to use, both for the public and librarians. It will be a robust, flexible system, adaptable to changing needs and technology. A sophisticated search engine will allow users to browse the library and load selected images into virtual carousels for viewing at any location with Internet access.

GeoDIL's goal is to "provide any instructor and research scientist at any location the ability to search for images on almost any subject related to the Earth," said Dexter Perkins (Geology and Geological Engineering), principal investigator for GeoDIL. "Our task is to make the natural imagery of the geological sciences conveniently available for use in classroom presentation," said Joseph Hartman (Paleontology and EERC senior research advisor) and GeoDIL co-principal investigator. "Few educators have photo documentation beyond their research specialties. With well-documented text associated with each image and with images linked by topic and specialty, instructors will be able to augment their classroom presentation with appropriate images."

Perkins and Hartman also see major use of GeoDIL by the traveling public. Families planning trips may search GeoDIL for sight- seeing adventures. The Earth is naturally photogenic, but beyond pretty pictures, the users of GeoDIL will have the opportunity to learn more about the scenic wonders of the Earth. Students in elementary and middle school who use the Web as their primary source of information will also find GeoDIL a treasure trove of fun facts and photos to document their homework reports.

The construction of GeoDIL as a Web site is under the direction of Henry Borysewicz and Joseph Stevens (both AeroSpace Network). The programming tasks are complicated and represent innovations in database and Web technology.

The Web site will be up and running and available to the public later this spring.



Attention Faculty Members: Fall 2001 textbook requisitions have been hand delivered by the University Bookstore to all departments this week. We ask that you work with us to get the correct information for your book orders by Tuesday, March 20, so we can prepare for Buyback. Buyback means cash for students and more used books on the shelves.

University Bookstore.




You are reminded that if you have money remaining in your FlexComp medical spending account and/or dependent care spending account for the plan year ending Dec. 31, 2000, you have until March 30, 2001 (90 day IRS regulation) to submit any claims incurred in the 2000 plan year (Jan. 1, 2000 to Dec. 31, 2000). After that time, any remaining balances will be forfeited. Vouchers should be received in the Payroll Office no later than Friday, March 23, for adequate processing time. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.

Heidi Strande, Payroll Office, 777-4423.



For just $4.17 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here's how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).

2. Choose the course you'd like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.

3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. The deadline for filing the waiver is Tuesday, May 1, for the summer session, and Friday, Aug. 17, for the fall semester. v4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes. If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an "Application for Admission" form, available from the Admissions Office or Graduate School. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.

Take advantage of your $1,000 Benefit!

-- Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.



The University of North Dakota will again present Meritorious Service Awards of $1,000 each to 10 UND staff employees. In addition, the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award of $1,000 will be presented.

The Meritorious Service Awards will be given to employees in each of five major groups. These groups and the number of awards presented are: Executive/Administrative/Professional (three); Technical/Paraprofessional (one); Office (three); Crafts/Trades (one); and Services (two). The Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award may be given to an employee from any of the groups. Eligible employees are those employed on a regular basis who are not in a probationary period. Those not eligible for consideration include the president, vice presidents, deans, associate and assistant deans, teaching and research faculty, the director of personnel, and Meritorious Service Award winners from the previous seven years.

All members of the University community are encouraged to nominate eligible employees for the awards by completing the nomination forms by Monday, April 16. Nomination forms are available from Personnel Services, 313 Twamley Hall, or electronically from the Personnel Services web site at www.und.edu/org/ops/Forms.

The awards will be presented during the annual Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel May 15.

Please direct any questions concerning this program to the Personnel Office at 777-4361 or Personnel_Services@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.



Effective Feb. 15, the Payroll direct deposit notices are laser-printed on a regular 8�" x 11" sheet of paper. The reason for the change is that impact printers and the machine that separates the old direct deposit notices are being phased out and will not be available in the near future. Unbelievably, there is also a cost-savings to using the laser printed forms and an envelope, even when you include the additional labor for insertion. We have received an excellent response to the new forms, and we hope that we can continue to improve them with additional information for our employees. If you have any suggestions for our new format, please let us know and we would be happy to discuss it with you.

- Pat Hanson, Director of Payroll/Risk Management.



The fourth edition has been completed of a publication listing how UND's three-part mission of teaching, research, and service reaches well beyond its campus throughout the state. UND Serves North Dakota is a 240-page, county-by-county compilation of how widely UND takes its "product" to the state. Previous editions were issued in 1994, 1996, and 1999. Production and editing are by the Office of University Relations.

UND Serves North Dakota is available online at the UND web site at www.und.edu.nodak.edu/dept/our/county.

Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.




Chester Fritz Library hours during Spring Break are: Saturday and Sunday. March 10-11, closed; Monday through Friday, March 12- 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, closed; Sunday, March 18, 1 p.m. to midnight.

Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.


LAW LIBRARY: Spring Break hours for the Thormodsgard Law Library are: Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, closed; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 18.

Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.



Memorial Union operating hours over Spring Break are:

Lifetime Sports Center: Friday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Info/Service Center: Friday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Copy Stop: Friday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, closed.

Union Convenience Store: Friday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Subway and TCBY/Juice Works: Friday, March 9, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Little Caesars/Grababite: Friday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Administrative Office: Friday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Craft Center/Sign and Design: Friday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, closed.

Dining Center: Friday, March 9, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, closed.

Barber Shop: Friday, March 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Credit Union: Friday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traffic Division: Friday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Passport ID's: Friday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, closed.

University Learning Center: Friday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Computer Labs: Friday, March 9, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Building Hours: Friday, March 9, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Closed weekends. Normal hours resume Monday, March 19.

Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.



Please make note of the following changes:

Annis, Holly, change department from School of Communication to Native Media Center.

Bruce, A. Wayne (Judy), director, Division of Medical Laboratory Science; Professor, Department of Pathology, 3133 School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Box 9037, office phone, 777-2634; personal office phone 777-2636; wbruce@medicine.nodak.edu; home phone 775-9940, 1600 S. 83rd Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201.

Heitkamp, Thomasine L. (Alvin), Associate Professor, Social Work, 110D Gillette Hall, Box 7135; office phone 777-2669; personal office phone 777-4950; thomasine_heitkamp@mail.und.nodak.edu; home phone 746-5806, 1805 Chestnut St., Grand Forks, ND 58201.

Interdisciplinary Studies (Box 7105), 777-2613.

Korom, Scott F. (Katheryne), Associate Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering, 217 Leonard Hall, Box 8358, office phone 777-2811; personal office phone 777-6156; home phone 775-9993, 1070 11th St. NE, Thompson, ND 58278.

Nelson, Susan, add office telephone number, 777-4213.

Office of University Relations.



The "Responsibility and Accountability of Purchasing" workshop scheduled for April 12 was incorrectly denoted as a new class in the March/April U2 newsletter.

The workshop "We're Out of Control! Setting Limits and Sticking to Them," sponsored by U2, should be denoted as a new workshop.

The April 2, 4, 6 Access 00: Level III workshop has been canceled.

We apologize for any inconvenience that any of these changes may have caused you.

Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Program Coordinator.



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 at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu for more information.

The books are: Access 97, level 1- 3; Excel 97, level 1-3; PowerPoint, level 1-2; Windows 98; 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.



Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for on-campus summer camp and conferences staff positions. We are now accepting applications for camp assistants, program assistants, summer resident assistants, and service center employees. Students will have the chance to work with youth and adults in various residential camp and conference settings. Some positions include room and board, as well as a salary.

Deadline for submitting an application is March 23. Applications can be picked up at all Residence Hall Service Centers, UND Job Service or printed off the web at www.housing.und.edu/reshalls under job opportunities. Contact the Housing office at 777- 4251 for more information.

Debi Melby, Assistant Director of Housing - Conferences.



The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, offers the following programs. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

Six-Week Course, "Dad and Me," beginning Thursday, March 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; series is open to fathers and their children ages 4- 8.

Parent Study Group, "Discipline for Life," Fridays, March 9, 16, 30, April 6, 9 to 11 a.m.

Parent Study Group, "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk," Mondays, March 12, 19, 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Parent Study Group, "The Real Power of Parenthood," Mondays, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Parent Study Group, "Unexpected Transitions in the life Cycle," Tuesdays, March 13, 20, 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Family Story Hour featuring Diane Cox, Tuesdays, March 13, 20 and 27, 6:30 p.m.

Four-Week Video Series, "Ages and Stages: Growing Together," beginning Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Six-Week Book Study, "The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life," Tuesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, and 17, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; book, "The Mother Dance" by Harriet Lerner available at B. Dalton Booksellers.

Parent Study Group, "Parents, Teens and Boundaries," Wednesdays, March 14, 21, 28, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Parent Study Group, "Setting Limits," Wednesdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Parent Study Group, "Parenting Young Children," Wednesdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Parent Study Group, "Active Parenting of Teens," Wednesdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 7 to 9 p.m.

Annual Conference, "Resolving Conflict and Making Peace at Home," featuring Susan Beekman, co-author of "Battles, Hassles, Tantrums & Tears: Strategies for Coping with Conflict and Making Peace at Home"; Saturday, March 17, registration at 8:30 a.m.; conference, 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Grand Forks.

Parent Study Group, "Developing Capable People," Mondays, March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

"Make and Take for Preschools," Thursday, March 22, 1 to 2:15 p.m. Lunch Box Special, "Drug Prevention Starts with Parents," presented by Ann Deplazes, Region IV CSCC Prevention Coordinator, Thursday, March 29, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.



The new Memorial Union Convenience Store has been named the U-Turn Convenience Store. Kristine Paranica (Conflict Resolution Center) submitted the winning entry in the recent Name the Store contest. Over 50 entries from UND students, faculty and staff were considered. The contest was held last month during the Grand Opening Celebration.

The U-Turn Convenience Store on the first floor of the Memorial Union carries a variety of snacks, magazines, school supplies, cards, and health and beauty aids. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

-- Tammy Rodriquez, Manager, U-Turn Convenience Store.



The more we recycle, the cheaper it gets. We recycled 286 ton of mixed paper in 1999-2000. How much energy is saved by landfilling? Landfilling never saves energy, recycling does. Please recycle.

Janice Troitte, Recycling Coordinator.



The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, drafting tables, 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, March 12-15.

Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.




Wayne "Jack" Haley Jr., evening circulation supervisor, Library of the Health Sciences, died Monday, Feb. 26, in Grand Forks. He was 37.

Wayne Jackson Haley was born March 20, 1963, the son of Wayne and Sue (Harvey) Haley, in Rhode Island. He grew up and attended school in Chula Vista, Calif. He graduated from San Diego State University and then joined the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Grand Forks in 1988. He worked with the Veterans Re-entry program at UND before moving to the Health Sciences library. He married Lee Anne Rerick in August 1989. He was admitted to the Graduate School from 1994 to 1996, majoring in Vocational Education. In January 2000, he was admitted to Teacher Education, taking courses in Business and Public Administration, majoring in Industrial Technology.

"We are saddened by the death of Jack," said Lila Pedersen, director of the Health Sciences Library. In the brief five months he worked here, he contributed many ideas for smoother operations. The library staff and the student assistants he supervised will miss his warmth and humor."

He is survived by his wife; sons, Charlie and Frankie, both of Grand Forks; his mother, Sue Haley, Chula Vista, Calif.; his father, Wayne (Sue) Haley, Arlington, Tenn.; and brothers, Mike (Chris), El Cajon, Calif., and Fred (Chanelle), Chino Hills, Calif.

Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald, Lila Pedersen, Director, Health Sciences Library, and Lillian Elsinga, Dean of Students.




The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee received two requests for publication grants and three requests for research and creativity grants in the February call for proposals. The following awards were made at the committee meeting of February 23:

Publication Awards: Patrick Luber (Art), $650; Jun Ren (Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics), $480.

Research/Creative Activity Awards: Anthony Borgerding (Chemistry), $1,000, "Installation of Newly Donated Ion Trap Equipment"; Timothy Schroeder (Social Work), $2,500, "Resource-Based Tourism as a Rural Development Program."

Garl Rieke (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.



The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) is pleased to announce that the following New Faculty Scholar Awards have been made. These awards provide support for research and creative activity of tenure-track assistant professors who have completed less than three years at UND. Criteria used to review applications included excellence of the application, potential national prominence of the applicant, and potential for future external funding, if applicable.

Eric Burin (History), $5,000, "Reckoning with Slavery: The Extent of Guilt in the Old South"; Jane Dunlevy (Anatomy and Cell Biology), $5,000, "Intracellular Localization and Function of a Novel Gene Product, BOG 25, in Human Retinal Epithelial Cells"; Darin Muggli (Chemical Engineering), $5,000, "Developing Transient Reaction Techniques to Study Catalysts"; Tara Stephenson (Art), $5,000, "MDX20 Desktop 3D Modeling Machine-CAD/CAM Proposal"; Cheryl Terrance (Psychology), $4,137, "Validating Claims of Victimization: The Perils of Expert Testimony"; Amy Wenzel (Psychology), $5,000, "The Course of Postpartum Anxiety Disorders and Their Relation to Postpartum Depression."

-- Garl Rieke (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.



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


Proposals are solicited for projects relating to Dissemination Research in Mental Health. The purpose of this announcement is to stimulate research on the array of influences, and their interaction, that beneficially or adversely affect adoption of valid mental health research findings into clinical practice, and promote development of a sound knowledge base on the effectiveness of knowledge dissemination interventions. Specifically, this program announcement is designed to: stimulate research on factors that beneficially or adversely affect adoption of evidence-based mental health treatments into clinical practice and mental health service systems; identify factors that influence delivery of mental health treatments and contribute to their adherence by consumers and providers; test alternative approaches to dissemination of effective interventions; and promote development of a sound knowledge base on the effectiveness and applicability of knowledge dissemination interventions. The standard research (R01) and small (R03) grant mechanisms will be used. Contact: Harold Goldstein, 301/443-3747; goharold@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-068.html. Deadlines: 6/1/01, 10/1/01, 2/1/02.

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The NSF supports Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) among colleges and universities, state and local governments, the private sector, and other relevant organizations. Goals of the PFI Program are to: stimulate transformation of knowledge created by the national research and education enterprise into innovations that create new wealth, build strong local, regional and national economies and improve the national well-being; broaden participation of all types of academic institutions and all citizens in NSF activities to more fully meet broad workforce needs of the national innovation enterprise; and create or enhance enabling infrastructure necessary to foster and sustain innovation in the long-term. To develop a set of ideas for pursuing these goals, this competition will support 10-15 promising partnerships. Proposals must be submitted as a single administrative package by the lead institution (which must be an academic institution of higher learning). A senior institutional administrator (Dean or higher) in the lead institution must serve as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator. Degree-granting academic institutions of higher learning may participate in no more than 2 proposals. Such institutions may submit only one proposal as the lead institution. Proposed Partnerships may request total budgets up to $600,000 for award durations of 2-3 years. Contact: John C. Hurt, 703/292-5332; jhurt@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2001/nsf0179/nsf0179.html. Deadlines: 3/30/01 (optional, non-binding notice of intent); 5/30/2001 (Full Proposal).

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Support is provided for highly innovative research in astronomy, chemistry, and physics that transcends the ordinary and promises significant discoveries. Examples of innovation include: exciting research into new areas of potential scientific importance; a novel approach to a long-standing problem; research that may create a new methodology of importance to science; application of expertise and insights from one area to advance another scientific discipline; and creative solutions to an interdisciplinary problem of recognized importance. Deadline: 5/1/01. Contact: Science Innovation Program, 520/571-1111; awards@rescorp.org; http://www.rescorp.org/riguide.html.

Research Opportunity Awards support mid-career and senior scientists to explore new areas of experimental research in astronomy, chemistry, and physics. Up to two tenured faculty members of Ph.D.-granting departments may be nominated annually by the department chair. Grants are up to $50,000 with a one-for-two match from the institution or department (up to $25,000). Contact: Science Advancement Program, 520/571-1111; awards@rescorp.org; http://www.rescorp.org/roguide.html. Deadline: 5/1/01, 10/1/01.

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The Society provides support to regional photographers for artistic development and also provides opportunities of photographic exhibitions. The Society is dedicated to bringing the works of emerging, mid-career, and master photographers to the Midwest. One Fellowship Award of $1,000 and an exhibition at the Society's gallery will be presented. In addition, 2 Excellence Awards of $500 each, and 3 Merit Awards of $250 each will be given. Eligible applicants are all amateur and professional photographers worldwide. Any photographic process is eligible, as long as it is original work created during the last 2 years and has not been exhibited in a previous Current Works Exhibition. Deadline: 6/1/01. Contact: Current Works 2001, scp@sky.net; http://www.scponline.org.

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The Assets for Independence Demonstration (IDA) Program supports demonstration projects that will establish, implement, and participate in evaluation of Individual Development Accounts for lower income individuals and families. The goal of the program is to determine the social, civic, psychological, and economic effects of providing to individuals and families with limited means an incentive to accumulate assets by saving a portion of their earned income; the extent to which an asset-based policy that promotes saving for postsecondary education, homeowner-ship, and microenterprise development may be used to enable individuals and families with limited means to increase their economic self-sufficiency; and the extent to which an asset-based policy stabilizes and improves families and the community in which the families live. Approximately $13 million is available for funding commitments to approximately 45 projects, not to exceed $500,000 each. Deadline: 6/12/01. Contact: Richard Saul, 202/401-9341; rsaul@acf.dhhs.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-4242-filed.

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The Public Policy Research Fellowship Program supports the work of the next generation of public policy researchers and experts. Three or more grants of $60,000 each will be awarded to support postdoctoral faculty members to conduct research and writing on domestic public policy issues. Preference will be given to proposals that address policy issues that have been priority areas for the Foundation's Domestic Public Policy Program during the past 3 years: child and youth development, including child care policy; family environment; school reform; income support, including research on welfare policy; non-governmental approaches to social policy; values and attitudes, including the impact of entertainment media on children; public finance, including tax and Social Security policies; public management, including crime and urban policy; regulatory policy, including environmental policy; and the political process. Deadline: 6/1/01. Contact: 203/222-6222; webresponse@srf.org; http://www.srf.org/JF%20Domestic%20Description.htm.

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Support is provided for unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by writers who have not yet published a book or whose writing is not regularly appearing in nationally circulated commercial or literary magazines. Three grants of $2,000 each are awarded in the spring for the best nominated manuscript. Writers must be nominated by someone in the field--another writer, editor, or agent. Deadline: 11/30/01. Contact: Barb Gomperts, English Department, MSN 3E4, George Mason University; 703/993- 1180; bgompert@gmu.edu.

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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) seek to encourage basic research on detection and manipulation of single molecules. The goals are to observe the dynamic behavior of individual molecules, to explore heterogeneity among molecules, and determine mechanisms of action. Single molecule studies are uniquely designed to yield information about molecular motion, behavior and fluctuations over time and space. An important aspect of the research will be to measure features of individual molecules that are masked by ensemble measurements. Real-time observation of single molecules in live cells, relative to in vitro studies, is an important goal. Potentially any biological molecule is a target for study, including studies on protein folding, enzyme catalysts, ion channels, signalling, DNA and DNA-protein binding, membrane structures, molecular motors, and complex cellular structures. The standard research grant (R01) mechanism will be used. Deadlines: 6/1; 10/1; 2/1. Contact: Catherine Lewis, NIGMS, 301/594-0828, lewisc@nigms.nih.gov; Nancy L. Freeman, NIDCD, 301/402-3458, Nancy_Freeman@NIH.gov; Jeffery A. Schloss, 301/496-7531, jeff_schloss@nih.gov.

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Proposals are solicited for the program on Market Mechanisms and Incentives for Environmental Management. This program supports theoretical and empirical research that will accomplish one or more of several related objectives: identify potential applications of MM&I to environmental quality issues that federal, state, and local agencies must address; estimate the impact of MM&I programs on environmental quality, innovation, technological change, trade and competitiveness, and consumer or corporate behavior; estimate (ex ante) or verify (ex post) costs, including transaction costs and cost-savings (relative to existing regulatory programs alone) of MM&I applications; identify who would likely bear the costs or realize the savings of MM&I programs; and/or demonstrate the relative effectiveness of MM&I programs in achieving environmental results in a variety of situations, compared to traditional regulatory or other approaches. The projected funding amount per award is from $50,000-$200,000 per award per year, with durations from 1-3 years. Field experiments, survey research, and multi-investigator projects may justify the higher funding level. Proposals requesting total funds over $400,000 are discouraged. Contact: Matthew Clark, 202/564-6842; clark.matthew@epa.gov. Dead-line: 5/14/01.

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


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