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University Letter

May 21, 1999

Volume 36 No. 37

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 36, Number 37, May 21, 1999

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- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, 777-3621, jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu.



President-Designate Charles and Adele Kupchella will visit campus Monday, May 24, through Friday, May 28. He will be a guest on KCNN 1590 Radio's Hot Talk program at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28. They will also meet with members of the UND and Greater Grand Forks community and take part in Alumni Days.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



At General Commencement May 9, UND awarded two faculty members, Diane Langemo and Charles Wood, the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors Award, UND's highest honor for faculty.

Diane Langemo has earned an international reputation for her research on pressure ulcers and has attracted significant private funding for her work. In the 1990s, Langemo authored or co-authored more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Research is just one facet of her contributions to the College of Nursing. Langemo has been a major contributor to the College's graduate program since its inception in the mid-1980s. Her strengths in teachings and advising are demonstrated by the fact that in that time she has directed the theses of 54 master's degree students, often accommodating students by directing their work even when it was not in her area. Dr. Langemo contributes to her profession locally, nationally, and internationally. She consults on different projects across the United States and serves on the editorial board of four journals in her research area, reflecting excellent service and recognition by peers of her expertise. Her research has been especially strong in recent years, as evidenced by many publications and invitations for consulting.

Charles Wood came to UND at a time when a new program was on the verge of extinction. Under his leadership, the master's degree program in space studies has achieved national and international prominence. While this growth in stature has been linked to the program's innovative delivery system, it is equally important to note that this delivery system, the Internet, enables the program to reach the select audience for which it has a very strong appeal. A world-renowned volcanologist, Dr. Wood came to UND from NASA, where he personally knew every astronaut for a 15- to 20-year period, including the 1980s. In spite of the extensive work involved in developing the master's degree program in space studies, he has continued to be an active researcher, publishing work in the major journals of his field. He is widely admired for his strong contributions to the University in all areas of teaching, research and service. He also develops activities in astronomy for K-12 audience throughout the state and supports the "Brainy Bunch" program.

-- Kendall Baker, President.



In his commencement remarks May 9, President Kendall Baker took time to givfe special thanks to the University community for their support and service. Following is an excerpt from that portion of his talk:

First, I want to thank my colleagues on the faculty. You are the greatest. You are at the absolute core of everything we do on this campus and there have been so many times when I have been so proud of you. You have adapted well to the momentous changes that have occurred since 1992, and you have maintained your optimism, commitment, loyalty, fundamental good will, and belief in the importance of higher education and what we do at UND in the face of new demands, pressures and, sometimes unhelpful criticisms and unfortunate statements. I shall never forget you and I shall forever treasure the honor that was paid to me last fall when one of your members, a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor at that, addressed me as Professor Baker when asking me a question after a presentation I made on last fall's election in Germany. To me, it was the highest compliment, because I have always regarded myself as a faculty member first and foremost.

Secondly, I want to thank the many students I have been privileged to know and work with during my years at UND. If there are better students anywhere in this country, I certainly don't know where they are. You have been a constant source of ideas, support, energy, clarity, resourcefulness and friendship. I have beamed as only a proud parent can beam as I have watched you make presentations, argue your cases, or seek resources with enormous maturity and professionalism. You are why this institution exists and your willingness to work with me, to always meet me half way, has been a joy. Together we have accomplished great things, but, most importantly, together we have contributed to the legacy and traditions of this great institution. I shall forever take the greatest of pride in having been the "Students' President" and I can assure you that words cannot adequately express the honor and humility I feel whenever I am referred to in this way.

Thirdly, I want to thank the magnificent staff of this fine institution for the many contributions they make, every day, to the operation, success, and environment of UND. When our storms come in the winter time, the dedicated drivers of our ploughs and loaders and trucks clear snow almost without breaks. Day after day, our food service and building service workers in our residence halls play an extremely important role in facilitating a successful college experience for our students. And, what about our secretaries, technicians, catering workers, crafts people, plumbers, painters, electricians, recruiters, records keepers, office managers and business personnel. And, what about the deans of our colleges and schools, the directors of our divisions and the chairs of our departments? Think of all that they do for all of us every day. We are privileged at UND to have the most beautiful, best maintained, and, by many standards, most responsive campus around and that is because of the absolutely superb support staff we have. Toby and I have thoroughly enjoyed the many opportunities we've had to work with them and we will miss their wonderful spirit and special loyalty.

Fourthly, let me thank the alumni and friends of UND across North Dakota and around the country. You have served as guest lecturers in our classes, as sources for new program ideas, promising opportunities, and better ways of doing things at UND, as recruiters for our athletic teams and academic programs, as facilitators of conversations and contacts with important governmental and political officials at the state, local and federal levels, and as generous supporters of the scholarship programs that enable us to attract the most talented students in our state and beyond. You have greeted me and Toby with great warmth and graciousness wherever we have met you. UND will be forever in your debt and Toby and I will be forever grateful for the many many expressions of support and encouragement that you have sent us from literally all over the world. We shall be delighted to count ourselves as one of you, that is as an alum and a friend of UND.

We also want to thank our many friends in the community of Grand Forks. You have made us feel welcome and supported from the moment we arrived more than seven years ago. You have invited us into your homes, introduced us to your friends and relatives, and, in general, done everything you could to help us understand North Dakota and Grand Forks culture, history and traditions. We shall leave this splendid community with many fond memories and lots of deep and wonderfully supportive friendships.

Next, and almost finally, I want to thank my fabulous co-workers at the University. Al (Hoffarth, Operations), dear Gordon (Henry, Student Affairs), Lyle (Beiswenger, Finance) worked with me as they had with Tom Clifford before me and I want to thank them for their many years of very dedicated service to UND. Lorna (Jacobson) and Tara (Nelson) also figured out the peculiarities of their new boss and provided absolutely superb support for the many projects we undertook. Marlene (Strathe) joined us for a while from Northern Iowa and I want to thank her for her contributions as Vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost and wish her great success in her new role as Chief Academic Officer at the University of Northern Colorado.

But then came 1997 and a series of unforeseen events that resulted in an almost complete turnover in my group of principal advisors. Those that emerged to accept the responsibilities that had been vacated have become, I am very pleased to tell you, the very best group of colleagues I have ever been privileged to work with. They have worked superbly together; they have taken on the issues that needed to be addressed: they have been enormously creative, very persistent, and always caring; and they have been unbowed by adversity, instability and lack of resources. In short, they have been brilliant and an enormous joy with which to work. As a consequence of their effort, I am pleased to tell you that I am leaving an institution that is financially strong, poised for an increase in its enrollment, able to provide support for new program initiatives, about to embark on a building program in the University Village valued at close to $60 million, and able to provide a salary increase for faculty that will finally enable us to make some significant progress with our woefully inadequate faculty salaries. So Peggy (Lucke), John (Ettling), Alice (Brekke), Bob (Boyd) and Pat (Bohnet): We are an enormously grateful for the untiring, highly dedicated and unbelievably productive and creative leadership you have provided this institution in the past 18 months. You have insisted on integrity, performance, quality, the complete sharing of information, and what is good for the entire University in everything you have done. And, the result has been respect, renewal, and rebuilding.

But, let me add a special word about one member of this team, my friend, confidant, colleague, collaborator, and alter ego, Dave Vorland. You were there at the beginning and you brought Marietta (Kvistad) to our team. You were there in the good times and the bad times, unwavering in your loyalty, support, creativity, energy, optimism, conviction and friendship. I am more grateful than I can express and more indebted than I know.

And, finally, let me thank the person who is the most important in all the world to me, my beloved life long partner, Toby Baker. I will not embarrass you by telling you all the things I really feel. I think you know them anyway. But, I want you to know that without you, nothing would have been or would be possible. You have supported me, counseled me, advised me, endured with me, cried with me, and perhaps most importantly, put up with me in ways it is impossible to describe. You have been present, your hand in mine, at every triumph and every defeat. You have smiled and laughed and emphasized the good and the positive in everything and along the way, you have brightened countless rooms and established yourself as a person who is greatly admired and respected on this campus and in this community. I am enormously proud and deeply honored to be a member of TEAM BAKER and I look forward, with great anticipation, to our next adventure together.



Should the President of the United States receive a raise? The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform is considering just that and has invited a UND faculty member to testify about the issue.

James Vivian (History) literally wrote the book about presidential compensation. His "The President's Salary: A Study in Constitutional Declension, 1789-1990," published in 1993, is the definitive work on the history of the president's salary, which has only been increased five times in the past 210 years.

Vivian has been invited by the chair of the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology, Congressman Stephen Horn, Calif., to testify at its May 24 hearing "to examine whether the salary of the President of the United States should be changed."

According to Vivian, Congress has wrestled with the salary of the president from the beginning. Many of the first congressional leaders were against a salary for the president, but Alexander Hamilton argued that the president should be paid. Vivian says Hamilton "won the battle but lost the war" when Congress authorized a salary for Washington of only $25,000 per year.

The salary remained the same for the next 75 years -- or, as it happened, the next 17 presidents -- until it was doubled for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (the 18th President). The salary remained at $50,000 until the Theodore Roosevelt administration, when Congress increased the salary to $75,000 just in time for William Howard Taft to take office. At mid-century, the salary increased to $100,000 and remained at the level until just before President Richard M. Nixon took office for his first term, when the salary was doubled to $200,000.



North Med School Parking Lot, Front Loop Closed

The north parking lot of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as the loop on the Columbia Road side of the building, are closed until further notice so work can begin on the new Biomedical Research Facility. A new west lot is expected to be completed by the middle of July.

Steam Heat Line Project News

* Upson lot and the parking lot south of the Core and Sample Library will remain CLOSED until further notice. The Upson lot MAY open as early as June 1.

* Centennial Drive Will Be CLOSED From O'Kelly Hall to the Steam Heat Plant as soon as the pipe is received. This section of Centennial Drive was to have been closed starting May 17, but it has remained open for the time being. It will probably be closed starting some time the middle of next week; when it does, Centennial Drive from University Avenue to O'Kelly Hall will become a two-way street.

* The western portion of Centennial Drive has become a two-way street, so watch for traffic. HOWEVER, Centennial Drive from Montgomery Hall to University Avenue will be CLOSED near the end of May for a period of time while Old Science Hall is torn down and the debris is removed. Only trucks will be allowed to access this stretch of road at that time.

* Work on the lines to the east should begin some time between now and Monday. Starting the week of May 24, Campus Road from Cornell Drive to Centennial Drive will be CLOSED and will remain closed until July 28.

* Throughout the summer, the steam heat lines construction areas will be entirely fenced off.

* Anyone with special needs should contact the Traffic/Police Department at 7-3551 or 7-3491 for assistance.

* The Blue S parking zones on the east side of the Coulee will become General Zones so all permit holders can use them.



Following is an update on the progress of construction on campus:

* The Abbott to McCannel walkway is getting closer to completion; it should open in July.

* A Grand Forks architectural firm, Johnson and Laffen, has been hired to design the new Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The construction of the building will begin in early fall 1999 and be completed in mid-May, 2000. The plan is to move the existing Bookstore from the Memorial Union to the new building after graduation in May. This will allow Barnes & Noble time to have everything ready by the fall semester. There are plans to have a mini store in some of the existing Memorial Union Bookstore space, but details still need to be worked out.

* Squires Hall will receive a new laundry room with 10 washers and dryers; construction is in progress. This is in a series of projects to add new laundry rooms to more residence halls. The West Complex halls have already received new laundry rooms and they are a big hit with the students.

* The Biomedical Research Facility will be located on the northwest corner of the existing Medical School and Health Sciences building. This $6 million project will add 21,000 square feet of space. The structure will house laboratories and space for animals, mostly small rodents, used in investigations by scientists studying cardiovascular and kidney disease, cancer, diabetes and diseases of metabolism, and other health concerns. This facility will greatly enhance the school's ability to recruit qualified faculty members, many of whom require modern, up-to-date quarters in which to conduct their research. Construction will begin this month and is scheduled for completion in October 2000.

* The entire campus will receive a new steam line to replace the existing steam line damaged during the flood. Construction has started on the first of two project phases. Phase One will consist of replacing the steam line for all buildings east of the English Coulee. Phase Two (next year) will consist of replacing the steam line for all buildings west of the English Coulee. The construction this year will involve about five miles of steam piping to be installed on the campus. This will create some changes in traffic flow, both for vehicles and pedestrians. However, we will try to minimize the problems. The existing steam line will remain in operation until the new one is installed (possibly October 1999). The conversion from old to new steam lines will create only minor effects within the buildings. To keep the public informed of the construction status, a recorded message with current information can be accessed by calling 777-6700, a web page has been set up, and weekly e-mail updates will be forthcoming. Some television coverage may also occur.

* The New Hockey Arena is in the design phase. The location of the building and construction start-up date has not yet been decided. More information will be forthcoming.

* The Medical School Family Practice Center will likely be located on the Bronson property, across Sixth Avenue north of the Medical School. Construction and completion of this building is being planned for the year 2000.

* Smith Hall Basement Flood Project: This space was previously occupied by the Smith Hall Dining Center and has been cleaned out. We are awaiting the restoration and design that will be completed by Foss Associates, Fargo. Construction is anticipated for the winter of 1999; more information will follow.

* The final stages of the Memorial Union basement restoration are under way. The Credit Union (currently located in Twamley Hall) and the Computer Center (currently located on the second floor of the Union) will utilize this space. Construction is scheduled for completion in July 1999.

* O'Kelly Hall drawings went out for bidding May 14. The proposed renovation project is 8,000 sq. ft. of space consisting of offices, labs, and classrooms.

* In Wilkerson Hall, plans are to finish the lower level convenience store, expand student services to students, and add counseling offices for students. The architect hopes to send the project out for bids within two weeks.

-- Mary Ann Olson, Plant Services.



The Annual Recognition Ceremony for Staff May 11 was highlighted with the presentation of a new award, the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award, to a pair of surprised recipients, Ken and Toby Baker. It was presented by Peggy Lucke, Interim Vice President for Operations and Finance. Portions of Lucke's presentation follow:

"In his years here at the University of North Dakota, President Baker and his wife, Toby, have dedicated their lives to the University and the Grand Forks community. Through good times and not so good times, their commitment, loyalty and pride in this institution and in the men and women who work here have been unfailing. Of particular note, President Baker's understanding and appreciation of the contribution of the University's staff employees has been "right there" from day one. Soon after his arrival here in 1992, one of his very first meetings was with previous meritorious award winners he wanted to know their thoughts and ideas about how to make the University a better place for everyone - faculty, staff and students. To further emphasize his commitment to staff employees and to give them a stronger voice' in the University, a year ago Dr. Baker established the UND Staff Senate. To recognize that special spirit of commitment, loyalty and pride in the University of North Dakota which President Baker has fostered and promoted in his years here, I am very proud to announce the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award. Each year at this event, the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will be presented to a staff employee who, through service and dedication to the University, to fellow workers, and to community, exemplifies the qualities of commitment, loyalty and pride in the University so characterized by Ken and Toby Baker.

"The award will include an engraved plaque and a cash award for the recipient. In addition, a traveling plaque engraved with the name of each year's winner will be placed in the employee's department. While the plaques are still being designed, I am very pleased to announce that the first recipients of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud award are Ken and Toby Baker."

Ten Employees Receive Meritorious Service Awards

Ten employees were recognized for their service to UND with Meritorious Service Awards at the ceremony. The Meritorious Service Award consists of a plaque and $1,000. Winners are nominated by their fellow employees. This year's winners are:

Rodney Bubach, Systems Mechanic, Human Nutrition Research Center; Tammy Hobbs, Lead Building Services Technician, Plant Services; Greg Hoffarth, Building Services Technician, Plant Services; Marv Leier, Director of Creative Services, UND Television Center; Lois MacGregor, Telecommunications Analyst, Telecommunications; Erich Martin, Student Services Officer, Enrollment Services; Mavis Ness, Information Processing Specialist, University Relations; Audrey Pearson, Administrative Assistant, College of Education and Human Development; Loretta Prather, Account Technician, Business Office; and Mary Jo Sturman, Administrative Secretary, Civil Engineering.

Staff Recognized For Years Of Service

A number of staff members were recognized for their years of service to UND and were awarded years of service certificates:

PRESIDENT'S OFFICE DIVISION, 5 years: Clara Chambers (Energy and Environmental Research Center [EERC]), Charlene Crocker (EERC), Carol Dukes (EERC), Tobe Larson (EERC), John Pavlish (EERC), Mary Pringle (EERC), Patti Reimer (EERC), Helmer Rugroden (EERC); 10 years: Thelma Abbott (Athletics), John Czapiewski (Human Nutrition Research Center [HNRC]), Randy Entzminger (EERC), Thomas Erickson (EERC), Kurt Eylands (EERC), Dawn Frovarp (HNRC), Rebecca Garman (HNRC), Jay Gunderson (EERC), Gloria Hajicek (HNRC), Ann Henderson (EERC), Deborah Johnson (EERC), Barbara Kueber (HNRC), Carolyn Lillemoen (EERC), James Lindlauf (HNRC), Jacqueline Nelson (HNRC), Jan Nowok (EERC), Linda Quamme (EERC), Judith Schumacher (HNRC), Ramesh Sharma (EERC), Daniel Stepan (EERC), Cindy Stromme (HNRC); 15 years: Mike Collings (EERC), Craig Eken (EERC), Susan Fleck-Sheppard (HNRC), Steven Hawthorne (EERC), Connie Heil (EERC), Melanie Hetland (EERC), Carolyn Keegan (HNRC), Terry Kuntz (HNRC), Lori Luney (HNRC), Brenda McCauley (HNRC), Mary McLaughlin (EERC), David Schmidt (Budget and Grants Administration), Ronald Timpe (EERC); 20 years: Alice Brekke (Budget and Grants Administration), Bonita Hoverson (HNRC), Ellen Kotrba (ODIN), Tara Nelson (President's Office), Denice Schafer (HNRC), Cheryl Stjern (HNRC), Rosemary Thue (Budget and Grants Administration); 25 years: Virginia Ballintine (HNRC), Janet Lucht (EERC), David Vorland (President's Office).

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND PROVOST DIVISION, 5 years: Terrance Cultice (Computer Center), Marilyn Wilkens (International Studies); 10 years: Kevin Danielson (Computer Center), Kevin Spivey (Computer Center),; 15 years: Jana Hollands (University Writing Program), Nancy Krom (Institutional Analysis); 20 years: Roy Lillfors (Computer Center); 25 years: Marvin Hanson (Computer Center), Cathline Hilley (Computer Center); 30 years: Elmer Morlock (Computer Center).

JOHN D. ODEGARD SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE SCIENCES, 5 years: Cheryl Diermyer (Atmospherium), Vadim Kulikov (Flight Operations and Training), Douglas Rand (Scientific Computing Center), Kristi Swartz (Atmospherium), Melissa Walski (Aerospace Science Divisional); 10 years: Denise Carter (Aerospace Science Divisional), Terri Clark (Aerospace Science Divisional), Karen Cote (Flight Operations and Training), Debora Landeis (Aerospace Science Divisional), Sheena Larson (Flight Support Services), William Moore (Flight Support Services), Linda Rogers (Aerospace Science Divisional), Mary Small (Flight Operations and Training), Diane Thureen (Flight Operations and Training); 15 years: Michael Anderson (Flight Support Services), Martin Brown (Atmospheric Sciences), Rodger Copp (Scientific Computing Center), Gary Ebel (Aerospace Science Divisional); 20 years: Julie Kosmatka (Computer Science).

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, 10 years: Peter Tunseth (Children and Family Services); 20 years: Judy Westerman (Teaching and Learning).

CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY, 5 years: James Carlson; 10 years: Peggy O'Connell; 20 years: Joan Erickson; 25 years: Evelyn Cole.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, 30 years: Pat Nybo (Communication Disorders).

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 5 years: Eric Nelson (Small Business Development Center); 10 years: James Melland (Center for Innovation), Phyllis Vold (Small Business Development Center); 15 years: Marshal Oss (Accounting and Business Law).

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION, 5 years: Tami Swiers (Music); 10 years: Sharon Hensrud (School of Communication); 15 years: Gary Nupdal (Visual Arts); 25 years: Patricia Rolland (Visual Arts).

COLLEGE OF NURSING, 5 years: Maura Erickson.

GRADUATE SCHOOL, 10 years: Shirley Griffin (Research and Program Development), Lori Hofland (Graduate School); 15 years: Niomi Phillips (Graduate School).

SCHOOL OF LAW, 5 years: Dorrene Devos (Law Library); 10 years: Katherine Ebertowski (Law School/Legal Aid), Karen Philpot (Law School/Legal Aid), Rhonda Swartz (Law Library).

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MINES, 5 years: Mary Jo Sturman (Civil Engineering).

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 5 years: Cynthia Carlson (Family Practice-Minot), Mark Fischer (Family Practice-Bismarck), Vicki Glatt (Family Practice-Bismarck), Sherrye Gustafson (Family Practice-Minot), Kathleen Hiller (Family Practice-Minot), Carla Hillstrom (Neuroscience), Marlene Lucke (Office of Public Affairs), Diane Miller (Family Practice-Minot), Marian Peterson (Family Practice-Fargo), Vonnie Sandland (Neuroscience), Victoria Swift (Biomedical Communications); 10 years: Cynthia Clark (Family Practice-Grand Forks), Connie Diede (Internal Medicine), Teresa Evanson (Dean's Office), Dianne Hamre (Library of Health Sciences), Thomas Henderson (Microbiology), Debra Kroese (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Rhonda McDaniel (Community Medicine); 15 years: Pam Carlson (Family Practice-Grand Forks), Kathryn Fasteen (Southwest Campus-Bismarck), Linda Fleck (Family Practice-Bismarck), Michelle Graba (Rural Health), Ruth Grzadzieleski (Family Medicine), Susan Nelson (Family Practice-Fargo), Diane Schoeszler (Surgery), Tracey Steffes (Obstetrics/Gynecology), Laurie Young (Anatomy); 20 years: Sandra Ahonen Neuroscience), Lucretia Grudem (Family Practice-Minot), Madonna Hajicek (Public Affairs), LaVonne Johnson (Dean's Office), Mary Beth McGurran (Pathology), Kathleen Monley (Administration and Finance), Annette Rieder (Anatomy), Cynthia Stoller (Family Practice-Grand Forks), Phyllis Tweton (Medical Education); 25 years: Lonna Augustadt (Southwest Campus-Bismarck), Cynthia Iverson (Library of Health Sciences); 30 years: Suzan Huus (Community Medicine).

VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND OPERATIONS, 5 years: Saitip Buskey (Plant Services), Glenn Christiansen (Plant Services), Dale Drake (Plant Services), David Driscoll (Plant Services), William Ekren (Plant Services), Marie Fontaine (Plant Services), Suzanne Gandrud (UND Police), David Halverson (Plant Services), Bruce Henkel (Transportation), John Hodny (Word Processing and Mailing), Roger Kingsbury (Plant Services), John Lorenz (Dining Services), Gerald McGurran (Plant Services), Richard Mitchell (Plant Services), Karen Orton (Plant Services), Orlynn Rosaasen (Dining Services), Sara Schempp (Plant Services), James Smith (Plant Services), Cheryl Voiss (Dining Services); 10 years: Gene Berglund (Plant Services), Lowell Brandner (Printing Center), Nile Davidson (Plant Services), Donald Devos (Plant Services), David Diseth (Plant Services), Tremayne Ebertowski (Plant Services), Sherry Hartwig (Transportation), Matthew Heher (Plant Services), Tammy Hobbs (Plant Services), Marco Holter (Plant Services), Edwin Koble (Plant Services), Elizabeth Koller (Plant Services), Francis Kryzsko (Transportation), Carol Larson (Plant Services), Laurie Mager (Telecommunications), Diane Martin (Plant Services), Jack McLaughlin (Plant Services), Debbie Merrill (Plant Services), Tim Nikle (Plant Services), John Ostby (Plant Services), Wayne Parkin (Plant Services), Nancy Poole (Vending and Special Services), Chester Rose (Plant Services), Heidi Smart (Business Office), Desmond Sporbert (Personnel), Virginia Staver (Plant Services), Terry Thompson (Plant Services), Eric Thorell (Plant Services), Richard Tonder (Plant Services), Janice Troitte (Plant Services), Douglas Walters (UND Police), James Weber (Plant Services), Jerome Werness (Plant Services), Janet Zeman (UND Police), Lowell Zolondek (Plant Services); 15 years: Nancy Adsero (Plant Services), Emilia Anderson (Accounting Services), Joannie Bina (Plant Services), Kathleen Douthit (Payroll), Mary Lou Feilen (Plant Services), Donald Forbes (Bookstore), Greg Hoffarth (Plant Services), Mark Hudson (Housing), Barbara Mesheski (Dining Services), Randolph Middleton (Plant Services), Cynthia Pariseau (Dining Services), Vicki Robertson (Payroll), Vivian Thompson (Plant Services), Mahlon Thompson (Plant Services); 20 years: Evelyn Albrecht (Purchasing), JoAnn Albrecht (Purchasing), Jeffrey Bellmore (Plant Services), Charles Blair (Plant Services), Dawn Ellingson (Housing), Galen Gasink (Plant Services), Linda Giedd (Dining Services), Linda Haldeman (Dining Services), Barbara Hobart (Accounting Services), James Jerombeck (Plant Services), Madelin Johnson (Plant Services), Shelly Kain (Vice President for Finance and Operations Office), Vernon Kary (Plant Services), Barbara Kjemhus (Plant Services), Eva Krogstad (Dining Services), Marsha Larson (Plant Services), Claudia Lund (Printing Center), Mary Metcalf (Transportation), William Olmstead (Printing Center), James Pederson (Plant Services), Karen Senger (Word Processing and Mailing), Donald Spicer (Plant Services), Janice Swanson (Dining Services); 25 years: Terence Buraas (Dining Services), Gerald Clancy (Purchasing), Kathy Dittemore (Dining Services), Sharon Eckes (Dining Services); 30 years: Leo Berg (Plant Services), Conrad Buraas (Bookstore), Luverne Holweg (Dining Services), Elizabeth Wilkens (Dining Services); 35 years: James Konze (Plant Services).

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, 15 years: Cynthia Filler; 20 years: Beverly Skelly.

DIVISION OF STUDENT AND OUTREACH SERVICES, 5 years: Debrah Glennen (Disability Support Services), Timothy Heinley (Student Health), Beverly Hopman (Enrollment Services), Monte Koshel (UND Television Center), Elizabeth Lamb (Disability Support Services); 10 years: Vicki Dawes (Student Health), Donna Ellertson (Disability Support Services), Donald Johnson (Career Services), Peter Johnson (University Relations), Susan Neste (Learning Center), Connie Noem (Continuing Education); 15 years: Teresa Aubol (Dean of Students Office), Nancy Nelson (DeskTop Solutions), Jill Novotny (Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office), Kelly Sander (Native American Programs), Barbara Schlosser (Admissions Office); 20 years: Mavis Ness (University Relations), Fredrick Wittmann (Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office); 25 years: Lillian Elsinga (Dean of Students Office), Alice Hoffert (Student Financial Aid), Kay Mendick (Women's Center), Patricia Nies (Enrollment Services and University Relations); 30 years: Diana Letexier (Outreach Programs), Marsha Nelson (Memorial Union).

-- Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.


University Senate Clears Busy May Agenda That Included April Carry-Over

University Senate moved swiftly through a long and varied agenda at its regular monthly meeting May 6, which included the items from a twice canceled April meeting.

Among action was approval of a change in the description of the General Education Requirements (GER), defeat of a resolution on the collection and reporting of enrollment data, approval of a recommendation to place the Admissions Office organizationally back in the Academic Affairs Division by taking it from the Student and Outreach Services Division where it was placed last year, and endorsement of a statement about breastfeeding on campus. Several changes in the Code of Student Life also were approved, and Senate elected new members to its committees (see item elsewhere in this issue of University Letter).

Details on proceedings of the May meeting and other Senate information such as agendas, minutes of other meetings, and announcements, can be accessed under the UND Internet home page, Academics -- Senate .

-- Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.



New members were elected to the University Senate committees at the May 6 Senate meeting. Following are names of the new members of the 1999-00 Senate committees, which also have carry-over members in addition to these recenty elected.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES: John Bridewell (Aviation), David Perry (Social Work); COMPENSATION: Nagy Bengiamin (Electrical Engineering), Glenn Olsen (Teaching and Learning), Thomas Mohr (Physical Therapy); CONFLICT OF INTEREST/SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT: Rebecca Rude (Nursing); CONTINUING EDUCATION: Roger Schauer (Family Medicine), Mary Coleman (Clinical Laboratory Science); CURRICULUM: John Vitton (Management), Biswanath Bandyopadhyay (Mechanical Engineering); FACULTY INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Richard Landry (Educational Foundations Research), Renee Mabey (Physical Therapy), Jan Zahrly (Management); GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Donald Poochigian (Philosophy and Religion), Charles Robertson (Aviation), Dorothy Keyser (Music); HONORARY DEGREES: Mary Lou Fuller (Teaching and Learning); HONORS: Kimberly Porter (History), Ken Hall (Languages), Mary Ebertowski (Pediatrics, Medical Genetics); INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Patricia Fry (Law), Stephen S. Johnson (Space Studies), Scot Stradley (Economics), David Tilotta (Chemistry); INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: Gerald Bass (Educational Leadership), Andrea Zevenbergen (Psychology), Lee Ness (Accounting and Finance), Margaret Zidon (Teaching and Learning), William Becker (Surgery); LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Curtis Stofferahn (Sociology), Robert Kweit (Political Science), Pamela Imperato (Political Science and Public Administration), Lila Pedersen (Library of Health Sciences), another member to be appointed; LIBRARY: Hassein Salehfar (Electrical Engineering), Gary Gott (Law Library), Kenneth Hansen (Accounting and Finance); ROTC: Dennis Elbert (Marketing); SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES: Carl Rieke (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Thomas O'Neil (Computer Science); STUDENT ACADEMIC STANDARDS: Nels Forsman (Geology and Geological Engineering), Sue McIntyre (Occupational Therapy); STUDENT POLICY: John Graham (Space Studies), Joel Ness (Mechanical Engineering); SUMMER SESSION: Ray Diez (Industrial Technology), Richard Ferraro (Psychology); UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT: Rhonda Schwartz (Law Library).

-- Jim Penwarden, University Relations.




The UND libraries -- Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, Thormodsgard Law Library, and the Chester Fritz Library -- are co-sponsoring the broadcast of the satellite conference on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: The Impact of Recent Changes to the U.S. Copyright Law (PUBLIC LAW 105-304, see 112 Stat. 2360).

The conference will take place Friday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in United Lecture Hall, Room 1370, Karl Christian Wold Bio-Information Learning Resources Center, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

This event is free and open to anyone in the area who would like to attend. Please call April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences, 777-3893, if you are planning to come. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. You may bring your own lunch to eat during the conference. Drinks may be purchased in the building before or during the conference. For special accommodations or other questions and comments, please direct your inquiries to Judy Rieke at jrieke@medicine.nodak.edu or 777-4129, or Theresa Norton at tnorton@medicine.nodak.edu or 777-2946.

The organizers (listed below) ask that all attendees read Arnold P. Lutzker's "Primer on the Digital Millennium" before the teleconference. This text can be found at: http://www.arl.org/info/frn/copy/primer.html.

The teleconference is hosted by George Washington University Library and sponsored by the following organizations: The American Library Association, The Association of Law Libraries, The Association of Research Libraries, The Medical Library Association, and The Special Library Association.

For detailed information on the conference, please read: http://www.arl.org/info/frn/copy/dmca.html.

Background information is provided by the Association of Research Libraries: During 1998, the 105th Congress passed two bills to amend the 1976 Copyright Act: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), intended to update copyright law for the digital age in selected arenas, and the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which gives copyright owners another 20 years of copyright protection for their works. Significantly, a third piece of legislation, database protection, did not pass last year and has been reintroduced in the House this session. The current bill has the potential for fundamentally changing the way the research and educational community works. These changes to copyright law enacted in the 105th Congress have significant implications for libraries, archives, and institutions of higher education. Of particular importance, portions of the DMCA contain detailed regulations for online service providers that must be followed to obtain protection from liability or infringement. Not only must online service providers register with the Copyright Office, but educational institutions are also required to educate their communities about copyright law and compliance. Other sections of the law will require the community to develop processes for collecting information and conducting studies to ensure the long-term protection of fair use and other copyright exceptions. In addition, changes to the law are still possible as Congress directed the Copyright Office to study how digital technology could be used to promote distance education. With a distinguished panel of experts, the teleconference, Copyright in the New Millennium, will describe the new laws, discuss the implications for libraries, archives, and educational institutions as they attempt to comply with the new laws, and discuss strategies for the community as it engages in the ongoing studies required by the law and confronts pending database legislation.

AALL, MLA, and SLA are awarding three Continuing Education Units (CEs) for the teleconference. Blank certificates of attendance can be picked up at the teleconference.

-- Judy Rieke, Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian, Library of the Health Sciences.



Jacob Chacko, Associate Dean for Academics and Associate Professor of Marketing in the College of Business and Public Administration has resigned to take another position in Atlanta, Ga. Please join us Tuesday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the main lobby of Gamble Hall to wish him well in his new position.

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



The UND Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to join in the activities of Alumni Days 99. This year's festivities feature the classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, and 1954. We hope you will be able to join us.

Alumni Days begin Wednesday, May 26, with campus tours in the morning. The afternoon includes class socials and an open house at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The Get Reacquainted Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Union Ballroom. A special video presentation and entertainment will stir up campus memories from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Special reunion breakfasts for the Schools of Engineering and Mines, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Communication, the College of Education and Human Development, and the Departments of Accounting and Business Law, and Nutrition and Dietetics (Home Economics), will be held Thursday, May 27, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

This year we are proud to honor the "Cable Years" at a retrospective showing of UND pottery made while Margaret Cable was on campus. Thursday is the opening day of the Cable Pottery Exhibit including local privately owned pieces. Both the Empire Arts Center and the North Dakota Museum of Art will be open to the public from 2 to 7 p.m.

A special Letterwinners' lunch is planned for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Engelstad Loft. Fifty-year pins will be given to the Letterwinners of 1949, celebrating their 50th reunion.

The Citations Committee of the UND Alumni Association has selected four outstanding alumni to receive the Sioux Award to be presented during the annual Alumni Days Awards Banquet. The awards banquet will be at the Westward Ho Thursday evening with a social at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m. Alumni Days 99 Award recipients are: Dr. Ella Jane Oyer, 46; Dr. Verrill J. Fischer, 35; Wilbur Gehrke, 39; and Edward J. Harloff, 49.

After class breakfasts on Friday, May 28, a memorial service in honor of friends and classmates will be held at 10:15 a.m. in the Swanson Hall Courtyard. The three-day festivities conclude with an "Until We Meet Again" Buffet at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Alumni Association at 777-2611.

-- April Martin, Alumni Center.



On Wednesday, June 2, EPA Audio Visual of Rockford, Minn., will be on campus to demonstrate Sony LCD projectors and a copy stand camera from 1 to 3 p.m. in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union. If you have any questions or have other equipment that you would like to see please call me at 777-5084, or Chad, the sales representative, at 1-800-362-3674.

-- Jay Smith, Technical Support, Memorial Union.



The Getting Started 99 program (advisement and registration for new, first year students for the fall semester) is just around the corner. The Presidential Scholars will come to campus for advisement and registration Wednesday and Thursday, June 16 and 17. The Outstanding High School Leadership Award recipients will register Monday through Wednesday, June 21-23. The Getting Started Program will run from Thursday, June 24, through Friday, July 23, including Saturday, July 10. The program will not operate on Friday and Monday, July 2 and 5. In late April, we began inviting new freshmen -- entering in the fall semester 1999 -- and their families to choose a day to participate in the Getting Started 99 program. Daily activities include academic advisement, math and foreign language placement testing, registration for the fall semester and activities to orient students and families to campus.

Please assist us in keeping up-to-date by letting us know of any departmental, program, curriculum, or policy changes. Questions or comments can be addressed to me.

-- Lisa Burger, Student Academic Services, 777-4706.



The Department of Energy (DOE) EPSCoR is sponsoring a workshop for all scientists and engineers in the EPSCoR states Aug. 18-19, at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Oak Ridge, Tenn. The purpose is to stimulate and facilitate multi-institutional research collaborations. It should also provide participants with a better understanding of national priorities in the research area and help them to become more competitive for mainstream funding.

There will be five focus areas featured at the meeting representing areas of research excellence at the host laboratories, including: Chemical Sciences Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, High Performance Computing, and Materials Science.

In addition to these breakout areas, there will be inter-group working caucuses on neutron science and networking resources for collaborative research. On-site costs will be paid by DOE. Partial funding of travel costs may be available from ND EPSCoR and the AAAS-Research Competitiveness Program. Those interested in attending or in obtaining more information should contact me.

-- Phil Boudjouk, ND EPSCoR Director, NDSU, at boudjouk@plains.nodak.edu or (701) 231-8601.




The Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established in 1980 to protect the rights and welfare of humans who are the subjects of research activities conducted under the auspices of the University of North Dakota. All persons affiliated with the University who wish to conduct research involving human subjects on or off campus must first receive approval of the IRB. This process is initiated by submitting a research protocol to the IRB. Forms are available in the Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) in 105 Twamley Hall or on ORPD's Homepage at http:www.und.edu/dept/orpd.

There are three categories used in the review of research protocols: "Exempt," "Expedited," and "Full Board" review. Descriptions of the various categories of review are included with the IRB forms. Approval of "Exempt" and "Expedited" protocols may be provided by an individual member of the Board and generally do not require a Full Board review. Approximately fourteen days are required for the review if it is determined that an "Exempt" or "Expedited" review is appropriate. However, the individual reviewer may request additional information or refer the protocol to the Full Board. In either case, the review may take longer. The Full Board meets on a monthly basis. The schedule for the coming year follows.

If a Full Board review is required and the protocol involves clinical subjects, the Clinical Medical Subcommittee must also review the protocol and provide a recommendation to the IRB. This typically requires one additional week for the review process.

IRB members are available to make presentations to faculty/students/staff regarding IRB policies, procedures, etc. Also, ORPD has several videos and books which may be checked out by faculty members. Contact Shirley Griffin at 777-4279 or shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu if you are interested in either of these options.



Deadline: Proposals Requiring Full Board Review

(Mtg: Wed. June 2) Mon., May 24, 1999
(Mtg: Wed. July 7) Mon., June 28, 1999
(Mtg: Wed. July 28) Mon., July 19, 1999
(Mtg: Wed. Sept. 1) Mon., Aug. 23, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Oct. 1) Tues., Sept. 21, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Nov. 5) Tues., Oct. 26, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Dec. 3) Tues. Nov. 23, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Jan. 7) Tues., Dec. 28, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Feb. 4) Tues., Jan. 25, 2000
(Mtg: Fri. March 3) Tues., Feb. 22, 2000
(Mtg: Fri. April 7) Tues., March 28, 2000
(Mtg: Fri. May 5) Tues., April 25, 2000

Deadline: Clinical Proposals (Require Subcommittee and Full Board Review)
(Mtg: Wed. June 2) Mon., May 17, 1999
(Mtg: Wed. July 7) Mon., June 21, 1999
(Mtg: Wed. July 28) Mon., July 12, 1999
(Mtg: Wed. Sept. 1) Mon., Aug. 16, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Oct. 1) Tues., Sept. 14, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Nov. 5) Tues., Oct. 19, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Dec. 3) Tues., Nov. 16, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Jan. 7) Tues., Dec. 21, 1999
(Mtg: Fri. Feb. 4) Tues., Jan. 18, 2000
(Mtg: Fri. March 3) Tues., Feb. 15, 2000
(Mtg: Fri. April 7) Tues., March 21, 2000
(Mtg: Fri. May 5) Tues., April 18, 2000

NOTE: All meetings will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Room 305 Twamley Hall. Alterations in location, date, or time will be announced in the University Letter prior to the meeting.

-- F. R. Ferraro (Psychology), Chair, Institutional Review Board.



The final examination for Tricia Cook Myers, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "A Controlled Investigation of Female Migraineurs' Psychological and Physiological Reactivity to Stress During Two Phases of the Menstrual Cycle." Jeffrey Holm (Psychology) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Allison Noel Pate, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "Social Judgment Tendencies as a Function of MCMI-II and CATI Personality Variables." Alan King (Psychology) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Iwona Chelminski, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, in 210 Corwin Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "Modulating Effects of Time of Day on Age Differences in Memory Performance: Attention versus Inhibition." F. Richard Ferraro (Psychology) is the committee chair. Member of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.




Ten North Dakota physicians were recognized during the M.D. Class of 1999 Commencement Ceremony (May 8) for their contributions to the education of medical students at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Selected to receive the Dean's Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty and invited to participate in this spring's Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Commencement ceremony were Janice Bury (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bismarck), Abel Tello (Internal Medicine, Bismarck), Raymond Gruby (Surgery, Bismarck), James Kolars (Obstetrics and Gynecology Emeritus, Fargo), Andrew McLean (Neuroscience, Fargo), Linda Getz-Kleiman (Pediatrics, Fargo), Jeffrey Verhey (Internal Medicine, Minot), Steven Bollinger (Internal Medicine, Grand Forks), Douglas Greves (Family Medicine, Devils Lake), and Scott Rowe (Family Medicine, Jamestown).

They were recognized for the extraordinary commitment they have brought to teaching medical students. The dean expressed the school's appreciation and presented each in attendance with an award on stage during the commencement ceremony. For more than two decades medical students from the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences have received training from practicing physicians in community hospitals and clinics throughout the state.

"We are deeply indebted to our physician-faculty members who help to train the next generation of doctors," said Dean Wilson. "Without their dedicated participation, we could not offer a medical education program in North Dakota." The School of Medicine and Health Sciences conferred its first M.D. degrees in 1976. Today, about 40 percent of the physicians practicing in North Dakota have received some or all of their training through the school, as compared to less than 20 percent in 1970.

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



The State Board of Higher Education has enacted a Tuition Incentive Program for non-resident dependents and spouses of graduates of North Dakota's 11 public colleges. This newly approved Tuition Incentive Program will allow undergraduate students who are dependents or spouses of graduates of North Dakota's 11 public colleges to attend a North Dakota University System college at 150 percent of the North Dakota resident rate. A graduate for this Program is someone who has earned an associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist, or doctoral degree from one of the University System colleges. A dependent is defined as someone who was claimed on the most recent federal tax return as a dependent of the graduate. All newly enrolled students are eligible for participation in the Program beginning with the fall 1999 semester. The chart below reflects the full-time and part-time tuition rates that will be in effect for academic year 1999-2000 for dependents or spouses that utilize the Tuition Incentive Program.

Institutions, Full-time Tuition Rate, Part-time Tuition Rate

Bismarck State College, $2,388, $99.50 per credit hour

Minot State University-Bottineau Campus, $2,388, $99.50 per credit hour

ND State College of Science, $2,388, $99.50 per credit hour

University of ND-Lake Region, $2,388, $99.50 per credit hour

University of ND-Williston, $2,388, $99.50 per credit hour

Dickinson State University, $2,860, $119.17 per credit hour

Mayville State University, $2,860, $119.17 per credit hour

Valley City State University, $2,860, $119.17 per credit hour

Minot State University, $3,076, $128.17 per credit hour

North Dakota State University, $3,720, $155.00 per credit hour

University of North Dakota, $3,720, $155.00 per credit hour

Other current special tuition rate categories, such as ND/MN Minnesota reciprocity, that provide a lower rate, will remain in effect.

As Chancellor of the North Dakota University System, I am very excited about the State Board of Higher Education's action to continue to attract persons to North Dakota. The University System colleges offer a great education. We look forward to participation by people with North Dakota roots.

Application forms for participation in the Program are available through the campus admission office.

-- Larry Isaak, Chancellor, North Dakota University System.



A new policy has been implemented requiring that all checks received by University departments be made payable to the University of North Dakota. They should not be made payable to the department. However, when endorsing the checks, both the department name and the University of North Dakota should be included on the endorsement as follows:


If you have any questions, please let us know.

-- Tim Rerick, Director, Internal Auditing, and Wanda Sporbert, Business Manager, Business Office.



The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies regrets to inform you that we have eliminated photographic services in the Instructional Media Services area. The elimination of this service is due to the 95 percent budget exercise. All work orders received through May 18 will be completed and services will be discontinued effective immediately.

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



Thursday, June 10, will be the last day to submit Site License orders for this fiscal year. Please have your orders in by that date. We need time to send out the bills on campus. Fargo needs time to send the orders to Microsoft before the fiscal year ends.

-- Elmer Morlock, User Services, Computer Center.



SPSS version 9 is now available through the Site License program. If you did not previously have SPSS, it will cost $55 per machine. The license period runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 1999. For more information call 777-3786.

-- Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.



The May issue of the Position Announcement, which lists faculty and administrative job openings, will be the final hard copy publication until September 1999. The UND Web page will continue to be updated on a regular basis to allow for access to job opening information, and is available at www.und.edu. Please call me at 777-4171 if you have any questions.

-- Joy Johnson, Affirmative Action.



Effective June 1, the Campus Passport Office will move from the Memorial Union to 100 Gamble Hall. This is a temporary location through July 23. At this office, students, faculty, and staff may:

* Obtain their Campus Passport I.D. card;

* Deposit funds into their Passport debit accounts; and

* Obtain Passport debit account contracts.

For more information, call the Passport office at 777-2071 or visit their website at http://www.operations.und.nodak.edu/Op/passport/

-- Campus Passport Office.



The Traffic Office is located at the Memorial Union lower level. At this office, students, faculty and staff may:

* Obtain campus parking permits;

* Obtain visitor passes; and

* Pay parking tickets.

Temporary parking permits are available for $1 per week. For more information, call 777-3551.

-- Traffic Office.



The Campus Barber Shop will be closed Mondays beginning May 10 through July 26. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The exceptions to this are: Friday, May 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, July 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. due to the holiday weekends. If you have questions call Tom and Jerry at 777-2554.

-- Campus Barber Shop.




The Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for Memorial Day weekend are: Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30, closed; Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day), 5 to 9 p.m.

-- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.



The Library of the Health Sciences will be open regular hours until Thursday, May 20.

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 29, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 30, closed; Monday, May 31, 5 to 10 p.m.

Interim hours: Thursday, May 20, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 23, closed; Monday, May 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, May 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer hours begin June 1 through August 1: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, closed.

-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences.



The Law Library will be closed Saturday through Monday, May 29-31, for the Memorial Day holiday.

-- Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.



The Memorial Union and its facilities are closed weekends from May 15 through Aug. 14 except by special arrangements. Following are the Monday through Friday operating hours for the summer, Monday, May 10, through Thursday, Aug. 19:

Lifetime Sports Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Info/Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Copy Stop, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Union Food Court: Juice Works, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Subway and TCBY, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Little Caesars, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bookstore, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Administrative Office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Craft Center/Sign Design, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dining Center (office only), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Barber Shop, closed Mondays from May 10 through July 26, hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, exceptions are Friday, May 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, July 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. due to the holiday weekends; University Learning Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Union Station, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Passport I.D.s, to be announced; Credit Union, coming soon; Computer Lab, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Building hours, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

-- Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.



The annual enrollment for the group health plan is during the month of May. The open enrollment is for those eligible employees who did not complete an application within 31 days of date of hire or of a qualifying event. Individuals who enroll during this time may be subject to a 12-month pre-existing condition limitation. Applications are available at the Payroll Office. Completed applications must be returned to the Payroll Office by May 31. Coverage will be effective July 1, 1999.

-- Pat Hanson, Director of Payroll.



The biannual enrollment for the State Life insurance program is during the month of May. During this time employees may increase their employee supplemental, dependent, or spouse supplemental life insurance coverage. Applications are available at the Payroll Office. Completed applications must be returned to the Payroll Office by May 31, 1999. Employees will receive written notification when their coverage has been approved.

-- Pat Hanson, Director of Payroll.



The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed, high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, refrigerators, electric stoves and other miscellaneous items. These items may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse at the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday, May 17, through Thursday, May 20.

-- Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.



Next Wednesday, May 26, is the last Wednesday of the month -- and that means it's Denim Day. So, wear your button, pay your dollar, and enjoy dressing casually. Remember: all proceeds go to charity! Not sure where to get a button? Check the name on the bottom of the poster in your building.

President Baker has approved Wednesday, June 2, as a Special Denim Day to aid the victims of the Oklahoma/Kansas tornados several weeks ago. Wear your button, pay your dollar (or more if you wish to give more generously to this Special Denim Day), and enjoy "dressing down." Proceeds will go to the special Red Cross and Salvation Army relief funds for the Oklahoma/Kansas tornado victims.

-- Patsy Nies (Enrollment Services and University Relations), for the Denim Day Committee.



Fridays will be considered casual days throughout the summer. Employees may want to visit with their supervisor about what constitutes appropriate casual wear.

-- Kendall Baker, President.



Fifty-four members took advantage of the 8.8 percent APR on the "Crazy 8" loan promotion May 7. Eight members won prizes with an approximate value of $188. The prize winners were Susan Fleck-Sheppard, eight doughnuts;, Kathleen McIntyre, $88.88; Cynthia Thompson, eight-pack of Coke; Gail O'Connell, $8.08; Lori Beth Shafer, eight roses; Linda Romuld, $8; Barbara Graham, eight carnations; and Chris Sandison, $8.88.

-- George Meister, Manager, University Federal Credit Union.




To facilitate grant proposal writing, the Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) has placed text on its web site that can be copied and used in grant proposals. Much of the text contains language that can be used for budget justification pages which are generally required by sponsors when submitting a proposal. Included are descriptions of typical budget categories and disclaimers required for the budget and for preproposals. In addition, a general description of UND is included for those who need a short description of the institution.

To access the texts, go to the ORPD Web Site at http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/ and click on "Grants/Contract Submission Process." Once there, click on "Frequently Used Facts for Proposal Submission" and then "Boilerplates." Select the UND description or the budget notes, as appropriate.

-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director 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 purpose of the Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25) is to engender and foster such activities by supporting the career development of investigators with quantitative scientific and engineering backgrounds outside of biology or medicine who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on behavioral and biomedical research (basic or clinical). This mechanism is aimed at research-oriented scientists with experience at the level of junior faculty (e.g., early to mid-levels of assistant professor or research assistant professor ranks). Support is provided for a period of supervised research and study with an established mentor in the area of interest. Not all institutes utilize the K25 mechanism; interested participants are stongly encouraged to contact NIH representatives within the appropriate institute before preparing an application. Deadlines: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00. Contact: Michael Commarato, NHLBI, 301/435-0535, mc63a@nih.gov; Bettie Graham, NHGRI, 301/496-7531, bg30t@nih.gov; Robin Barr, NIA, 301/496-9322, rb42h@nih.gov; Michael J. Eckardt, NIAAA, 301/443-6107, me25t@nih.gov; Milton J. Hernandez, NAID, 301/496-3775, mh35c@nih.gov; Richard W. Lymn, NIAMSD, 301/594-5128, r128b@nih.gov; Yvonne Maddox, NICHHD, 301/496-1848, ym16x@nih.gov; Daniel A. Sklare, NIDCD, 301/496-1804, daniel_sklare@nih.gov; Norman Braveman, NIDCR, 301/594-8318, bravemann@de45.nidr.nih.gov; Paul Coates, NIDDKD, 301/594-8805, coatesp@extra.niddk.nih.gov; Andrea Baruchin, NIDA, 301/443-6071, abaruchi@ngmsmtp.nida.nih.gov; Carol Shreffler, NIEHS, 919/541-1445, Shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov; Sue Shafer, NIGMS, 301/594-4499, ss78v@nih.gov; Walter Goldschmidts, NIMH, 301/443-3563, wg8u@nih.gov; William J Heetderks, NINDS, 301/496-1447, heetderb@nswide.ninds.nih.gov.

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NIAMS has changed its previous policy of one application receipt date each fiscal year for the small grant mechanism (R03). As noted, for calendar year 1999, there will be two application receipt dates, with three receipt dates in 2000 and 2001. The small grant mechanism is used to stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into areas of research supported by the NIAMS. Applicants may request up to $50,000 (direct costs) per year for up to 3 years. These awards are not renewable. Areas of interest include pathogenesis, genetics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology of skin, muscular, and autoimmune diseases. Deadlines: 6/22/99, 10/19/99, 2/22/00, 6/21/00, 10/18/00. Contact: James S. Panagis, Orthopedics and Bioengineering, 301/594-5055, fax 301/594-4543; jp149d@nih.gov; Susana A. Serrate-Sztein, Rheumatic Diseases, 301/594-5032, fax 301/480-4543; SzteinS@ep.niams.nih.gov; Bernadette Tyree, Cartilage and Connective Tissue, 301/594-5032, fax 301/594-4543, TyreeB@ep.niams.nih.gov; Richard W. Lymn, Muscle Biology, 301/594-5128, fax 301/480-4543, LymnR@ep.niams.nih.gov; Alan N. Moshell, Skin Diseases, 301/594-5017, fax 301/480-4543, alan_n_moshell@nih.gov; William J. Sharrock, Bone Biology, 301/594-5055, fax 301/480-4543, SharrocW@ep.niams.nih.gov; Joan McGowan, Bone Diseases, 301/594-5055, fax 301/480-4543, McgowanJ@ep.niams.nih.gov.

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The Transition Career Development Award (K22) provides support for newly independent investigators to develop and receive funding for their initial cancer research programs. It is intended to facilitate the transition from the mentored to the independent stage of their careers in research. It applies to clinicians who are pursuing basic science, patient-oriented research careers and to individuals pursuing careers in the prevention, control and population sciences. To apply, a candidate must have completed at least 2 years of postdoctoral, mentored research or have been in an independent position for less than a year. Successful applicants will be given up to a year to identify an independent, preferably tenure-track, position at a sponsoring institution before an award can be activated. The K22 award mechanism will be used. The Award will provide salary up to $75,000 plus fringe benefits and up to $50,000/year for other specified expenses. The total project period may not exceed 3 years. Deadlines: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00. Contact: Lester S. Gorelic, 301/496-8580; fax 301/402-4472; lg2h@nih.gov, http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-094.html.

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Awards from the Clinical Research Education Program in Drug Abuse and Addiction support educational programs aimed at developing the research skills of investigators who wish to focus on clinical, prevention, health services, or treatment issues in drug abuse; or developing a cadre of clinical drug abuse experts proficient in the use of research findings (for example, in public health, behavioral science, or medicine) to develop or implement early detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention interventions. The latter category would also include applications of health services research findings. Programs that address both aims are particularly desired. Awards are made to institutions to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals, selected by the institution, who are training for careers as researchers, as clinicians (broadly defined), or (ideally) as a combination of the two. Educational partnerships between research institutions and drug abuse treatment organizations are highly encouraged. Collaborative programs involving clinical or applied settings and academic or research institutions such as schools of public health, departments of preventive and community medicine, or other entities with appropriate expertise for the development and establishment of educational training programs in drug abuse clinical, prevention, health services, and treatment research and practice are encouraged. Depending upon the program's educational objectives, faculty, research, target student population, and other available resources, applicants may propose a predoctoral and/or postdoctoral type program. The maximum award will be $350,000 in direct costs. Deadlines: 6/1/99, 10/1/99, 2/1/00. Contact: Andrea Baruchin, 301/443-6071; fax 301/443-6277; ab47j@nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-093.html.

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The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program awards scholarships to doctoral students to support research in the national parks. Canon U.S.A., Inc. has signed a 5-year, $2.5 million agreement to support 32 Ph.D. students studying in the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences. The 1999 Announcement & Application is now available and can be downloaded at http://www.nps.gov/socialscience/waso/acts.htm. Deadline: 6/15/99. Contact: Gary Machlis, Program Coordinator, Canon NPS Scholars Program, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, NPS, 1849 C Street, NW (MIB3127) Washington, DC 20240; gmachlis@uidaho.edu.

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The purpose of the Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences is to support innovative projects in chemical sciences and advance the science of chemistry, with the expectation that grant recipients will find continuing funding from other sources. However, proposals are invited in any area consistent with the Foundation's basic objectives in the chemical sciences and not covered by other Foundation programs. Past areas of support include development of curricular and instructional materials, including new media; institutional enhancement of education and research; public understanding of the role of chemistry in society; and encouragement of high school students and teachers. Applicants are encouraged to review the listings of recent awards provided at http://www.dreyfus.org/awardslist.shtml for information on the breadth and scope of the program. Contact: 212/753-1760; fax 212/593-2256; admin@dreyfus.org; http://www.dreyfus.org/. Deadline: 6/15/99.

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Travel Grants: Governance in Post-Communist Societies provide support for U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the postdoctoral or advanced graduate level who are affiliated with U.S. institutions to travel to Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union for 2-6 weeks to conduct research related to "Governance in Post-Communist Societies." The sub-themes are: Science and Democratization (focus on the role of scientists, engineers, and health professionals in the transition and the impact of transition on the scientific community); Organized Crime, Terrorism, and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (proposals should examine the causes of criminal activity, including counterfeiting, extortion, money-laundering, narcotics, arms trafficking, diversion of natural resources, terrorism, and proliferation); Technology and Industrial Economics (proposals should address problems and potential technology commercialization and industrial development). Higher priority will be given to applications providing evidence of relevant language capabilities and those in which the U.S. scholar proposes to collaborate closely with a scholar from the region. Grants range from $2,500-$4,000. Deadlines: 6/18/99, 12/3/99. Contact: Stephen Deets, 202/334-2658; sdeets@nas.edu; http://www4.nas.edu/oia/oiahome.nsf.

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The Basic Research on Violence Against Women program supports basic research addressing violence against women, including family and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and violence committed by acquaintances and strangers. Eligible applicants are practitioner agencies, research agencies, or academic institutions. Proposals are encouraged for basic research studies aimed at improving understanding of the causes and consequences of violence against women, of custody and visitation issues in domestic violence, and issues of measurement and definition in research on violence against women. Partnerships (newly formed or built on existing relationships) among researchers and key practitioners relevant to the reduction of violence against women are encouraged. Funding is intended to support establishment of a partnership, collaborative development of a policy relevant research agenda, and completion of at least one research project. Application forms and guidelines are available from the web site listed below. The current research portfolio on violence against women and family violence can be accessed at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/vawprog/contents.htm. Project periods may be up to 24 months long. The maximum award will be $250,000. Deadline: 6/25/99. Contact: 800/851-3420; askncjrs@ncjrs.org; http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/funding.htm.

The Data Resources Program for Analysis of Existing Data provides support to conduct original research using data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). Eligible applicants are researchers from all disciplines who are interested in addressing topical criminal justice policy concerns through the exploration and analysis of archived data. The NIJ is particularly interested in innovative proposals addressing the following: sentencing, sentencing guidelines, intermediate sanctions, and consequences of sentencing policy; adjudication; corrections; violence against women; drugs and the criminal justice system (including analyses of the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring [ADAM] program data); and violence, including examination of the correlates of violent criminal behavior; policing, including community-oriented policing, problem-oriented policing, and other issues related to policing practices. Also of particular interest are studies that test original hypotheses by replicating and verifying original findings and comparing results with those obtained by applying new statistical methods; studies that test new hypotheses using existing NACJD data sets by applying new statistical methods; studies using (combining) archived data sets containing similar information collected at different times or from different sites; applications of alternative or emerging statistical techniques and methodologies to archived data sets that extend the understanding of criminal justice processes and criminal behavior; or research on archived data sets that explores the development of applications of direct benefit to practitioners. Particular consideration will be given to proposals that provide direct applications to criminal justice policy or practice or that suggest innovative applications of emerging statistical techniques and analytic methodologies. Awards of up to $35,000 will be made for projects up to 9 months in length. Deadlines: 8/13/99, 12/10/99. Contact: Jordan Leiter, 202/616-9487; leiterj@ojp.usdoj.gov; http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/funding.htm.

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The Pilot Research Grant Program seeks to to stimulate and facilitate the entry of new investigators into aging research, or encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in this field. This Small Grant (R03) Program provides support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (R01) and/or a significant advancement of aging research. Investigators may apply for a grant in one of the many areas listed in the program announcement available at the website listed below. Racial/ethnic minority individuals, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. New investigators should be in the first 5 years of an independent research career. Established investigators must propose research unrelated to a currently funded research project in which the investigator participates. Applicants may request either $25,000 or $50,000 in direct costs for one year. Inquiries are encouraged. Deadlines: 7/16/99, 11/17/99. Contact: David B. Finkelstein, 301/496-6402; fax 301/402-0010; BAPquery@exmur.nia.nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-049.html.

Exploratory Project/Longitudinal Genetic Epidemiological Studies (RFA AG-99-007), sponsored by NIA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), are intended to identify appropriate populations, phenotypes, designs and methods for longitudinal genetic epidemiologic studies to identify effects of genetic factors on rates of age-related physiologic and pathologic changes, and/or survival outcomes such as age of onset of disease or disability. Deadline: 9/30/99 (Letter of Intent), 1/12/00 (Application). Contact: Evan Hadley, 301/435-3044; fax 301/402-1784; hadleye@exmur.nia.nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-99-007.html.

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


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