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University Letter

November 17, 2000

Volume 38 No. 12

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 12, November 17, 2000

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



Strategic planning, budgeting, the Legislative Roundtable Report, UND's Constitution, the nickname issue, and construction were among the topics discussed by President Kupchella at a combined University Council meeting and President's Briefing Nov. 8. Following is a synopsis of the discussion.

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning is going well, said President Kupchella. He has received departmental and unit reports, as well as telephone calls from people who have doubts about who is reading the plans. "The first task is for everyone in the unit to read the plan," he said, adding that the plan then goes to the next level, such as deans for an academic unit, then the Dean's Council. "The plans will then inform the University-wide plan," he said, which should be online by Christmas. Currently, a draft version of the plan is online at www.und.edu/stratplan. Early in the spring semester, campus forums will be held to refine the plan, which will be published by May 2001. The president said the next edition of the President's Report will discuss the Strategic Plan for the future, projecting where the University will go.

Planning and Budgeting

The University does not now have an inclusive system for connecting the budget to planning, said Kupchella. Currently, the budget is prepared by the Budget Office, but Dr. Kupchella is working toward a process which takes in the big picture, viewing all units objectively. Therefore, the budget will be prepared in the President's office. "All units will have an equal crack at the money," he said, adding that he wants to see that the budget recommendations he receives follow the strategic plan. He said that Budget Director Alice Brekke and he will work with the University Senate to develop a budget review process that includes faculty, staff, students and administrators. The budget will be tied to the Strategic Plan.

In continuing the discussion, President Kupchella said that the current budget, because of a larger enrollment than projected, has an increase of $3.3 million in tuition revenue, of which $300,000 comes from increased enrollment at the Medical School. Tuition revenue covers only part of the cost of educating students, and much of the unexpected surplus will be used to pay for additional teachers and academic resources. The money will also be used for diversity waivers, searches, disability support, flood expenses, records review, data collection and reporting, salary raises above 2 percent, ADA, debate team, library, toll-free telephone line, one-time investment pools, the Medical School, Legal Counsel, University Relations, and Enrollment Services.

Regarding the budget for the 2001-2003 biennium, "the Governor has asked for a hold-even budget," Kupchella said, which amounts to a cut when inflationary expenses such as increased utility costs and raises are factored in. Of the total $567.2 million for the biennium, about $125.6 million, or 22.14 percent, comes from the general fund. The remainder comes from tuition revenues, research, and other sources. UND is lucky, Kupchella said, because our enrollment increase will eliminate the need to cut the budget. The University has also been asked to submit a budget that takes into account a possible increase. In that budget are requests to renovate O'Kelly Hall, make improvements to our electrical distribution system and storm sewers, raise salaries, account for inflation, increase funding for distance learning, and fund technology for teaching and learning, as well as increases for the Medical School.

Salaries are a priority, Dr. Kupchella said. According to 1999-2000 American Association of University Professors (AAUP) statistics, the current average salary for a full professor is $82,535; associate professor, $58,741; assistant professor $49,100; instructor, $34,715. At UND, average rounded salaries for a professor are $55,400; associate professor, $46,200; assistant professor $39,600; and instructor $35,700. "My top priority is to increase salaries," said Kupchella. "We need to do more to recruit and retain our faculty."

The University is in good shape, said Kupchella. "We have $2.5 million in one-time money, a carry-over from last year, that we can spend to advance our strategic agenda." He wants to discuss needs with the University Senate before those dollars are committed.

Legislative Roundtable Report

Regarding the Interim Legislative Committee's Roundtable Report on higher education, Dr. Kupchella said he is troubled by the charge that faculty were not sufficiently involved in the process. Dr. Kupchella also said that the report as he reads it does not mandate "that we go off in search of economic development at the expense of all else." Instead, he interprets it as acknowledging the importance of a liberal arts education. That's good, he said, but unless something is done, there will be 20 percent fewer high school graduates in the state. "The charge is to have people figure out how to solve that problem," he said.

Kupchella said committees are working to modify legislation that provides for higher education, and to remove some of the laws that micro-manage higher education. This will give the University some "running room," he said. "I made it clear that our Strategic Planning process is being designed with the Roundtable in mind," he said. "We have a golden opportunity not to have something done to us, . . . but to address the issues identified in the Roundtable Report." He continued, "We provide a first-class liberal arts education here," which is an important selling point. "We're being challenged to be creative and find ways to build the North Dakota economy in addition to liberal arts." Dr. Kupchella said the perception is that higher education is being asked to do something new. "We already have a strong tradition of economic development," he said, citing the Center for Innovation, the Workforce Development office, Technology Park, Northern Lights Public Radio, Small Business Development Center, Center for Rural Health, Continuing Education and the Energy and Environmental Research Center.

UND Constitution

Dr. Kupchella said he has asked the University Senate to review the UND Constitution for two reasons. First, there are a number of typographical errors in it, and second, there is a need to revise the document to reflect policy changes by the Board of Higher Education. He said he has also asked the University Senate to consider adding staff representation to that body.

Nickname Issue

Regarding the Fighting Sioux nickname, Dr. Kupchella said it's one of the most intriguing issues in which he's been involved. The mission of the Nickname Commission, which he appointed, is not to recommend changing or keeping the name, Dr. Kupchella said, but to gather data and input, review the consequences of keeping or changing the name, and suggest how to manage the decision and announcement to minimize negative consequences. Dr. Kupchella will meet with the Commission Monday, Nov. 20.

Dr. Kupchella is also working on the issue, and has visited each reservation in North Dakota, as well as schools, tribal colleges, and elders. "I've learned a lot," he said. He added that he will make a decision on the nickname after Nov. 20.

Dr. Kupchella then took questions from the audience, which are summarized below.

* He said he would consider other information on the nickname brought to his attention by others. He has met with the Bremer Foundation and has no objection to the Foundation taking a position on the issue. "Someone will be raging mad, no matter what the decision is," he said, adding that he owes them a close look at all the issues.

* When asked if installation of the new logo in the new Engelstad Arena would prompt him to consider rejecting the gift, he said he would avoid hypothetical questions. "I have enough real questions," he said. "I'll keep an open mind." He said that he has a promise that the new logo won't be used until the issue is resolved. He said that the University owns the new logo and has not assigned rights to anyone to use it. The contract with Ralph Engelstad is a public document.

* accepted a petition from a College of Education and Human Development faculty representative on the name change.

* Dr. Kupchella said an issue like this could arise again if the University has more relationships with businesses as the Legislative Roundtable recommends. "We need to manage with an element of risk," he said. "If everything's under control, you're not going fast enough," he added, quoting race driver Mario Andretti. "My job is to take chances that will allow something to happen," Kupchella said.

* The Roundtable should give added flexibility but have measures that make certain there is accountability to taxpayers and legislators. He quipped that they'd likely give the University System control over 22 percent of the budget and ask for 110 percent accountability. "We need to do this," he said. When asked for examples of flexibility the University might be given, Dr. Kupchella said there may be an end to spending hours on micro-management of details. For example, he said, you can't take money from UND accounts and spend it on the Medical School, and in order to transfer money from a salary line to an equipment line, the University must seek approval from the Board of Higher Education. He cited another example from the construction of the Rural Technology Center. The Chancellor must sign off on all change orders for building construction, and the original plans for the RTC called for a canopy over the front door. This was never built because the funds weren't there. "We had a donor who would give $50,000 to build that canopy," Dr. Kupchella said. "We had to take the request to the Board of Higher Education, then wait until the Legislature was in session for the approval." By then, Kupchella said, the donor pursued other interests, and the money and opportunity could be lost. Kupchella said that the Legislature is proposing allowing more flexibility in exchange for bottom-line accountability. "Are students learning? Are we bringing in research and money?"


The last portion of the meeting was devoted to a quick construction update, which follows:

* The steam heat line replacement project will not be finished this year, but will be completed in the spring. Paving should be done this fall.

* The foundation has been poured for the new Medical Health Facility near Barnes and Noble Bookstore. It will house the Family Practice Center.

* Most of the conduit is installed for the electrical distribution project.

* Storm sewers will be replaced in the spring.

* An architect is being selected for a project to remodel bathrooms in Johnstone Hall.

* The new Engelstad Arena is progressing on schedule, and should open for the 2001-2002 hockey season.

* An architect has been selected to design a new front entrance to the Medical School.

* New tennis courts will be built on the back side of the Bronson Property near the English Coulee.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received a $100,889 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide education for health care facilities laboratory personnel via Internet connections in 30 rural communities throughout North Dakota and the surrounding region.

The grant, which funds the MED Net Rural Utilities Project, is one of 24 distance learning and telemedicine grants in the nation. It has been awarded to the UND Medical School through USDA North Dakota Rural Development, headed by Charles Mertens, Bismarck.

Grant monies will be used to enhance access to educational offerings for clinical laboratory scientists, formerly called medical technologists, working in clinics and hospitals, according to Wayne Bruce, director of the clinical laboratory science (CLS) program. Employees will be able to take courses without leaving their home towns. The project will allow senior CLS students from the Medical School to receive all or portions of their clinical training in the designated rural settings, Bruce said.

A goal of the project is "to encourage students to seek employment in these communities or similar-size communities upon graduation," he added, thereby "helping to alleviate the severe shortage of qualified laboratory personnel in rural areas."

Through this project, the Medical School will place Internet stations with high-speed computer and video-conferencing equipment at 30 rural sites. Technical assistance will be provided to train local users and to install and maintain equipment.

Of the 30 communities being considered for this project, 24 are exceptionally rural, with average populations of less than 2,000, communities which have had the least access to these opportunities, Bruce said. Some have been designated by the federal government as medically underserved or "health professions shortage areas," or have increased poverty rates.

The following communities have been identified as potential Med Net sites. Listed in the community, followed by its population based on the U.S. Census Bureau, 1998 estimates.

North Dakota: Belcourt, 2,458; Bottineau, 2,598; Cando, 1,564; Cooperstown, 1,247; Devils Lake, 7,782; Fort Yates, 183; Garrison, 1,530; Grafton, 4,840; Harvey, 2,263; Hazen, 2,818; Hettinger, 1,574; Langdon, 2,241; Lisbon, 2,177; Mayville, 2,092; Park River, 1,725; Rolla, 1,286; Rugby, 2,909; Tioga, 1,278; Valley City, 7,163.

Minnesota: Bagley, 1,427; Crookston, 8,137; Roseau, 2,759.

Montana: Deer Lodge, 3,378; Glendive, 4,802; Miles City, 8,685; Sidney, 5,127; Whitefish, 4,368.

South Dakota: Canton, 2,787; Madison, 6,650; Pine Ridge, 2,600; Redfield, 2,770.

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




The Physics Department will hold a colloquium Friday, Nov. 17, in 209 Witmer Hall. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. Alan Denton, Physics Department, North Dakota State University, will discuss "Colloidal Suspensions: Can Like Charges Attract?"

Department of Physics.



The Art Students' Collective, the University's student art organization, will host an Open House Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Hughes Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Current UND art students will display a variety of art work such as paintings, sculptures, fibers, jewelry and pottery. Faculty members will give live demonstrations on various art techniques from 7 to 8 p.m.

A multi-element video installation, a creative video presentation which utilizes multiple project images, will be given by Jon Olson, a graduate teaching assistant in the Art Department, at 8 p.m. in Room 263. A collaborative project by Jon Olson and Chris Jury, a graduate teaching assistant, will follow at 9 p.m. in Room 113. A live band will accompany an additional video presentation at 9:30 p.m. in Room 113.

The open house is running concurrently with Casey Opstad's Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibit. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Sharon Ennis, Art Students' Collective.



Robert Hugh, a Geography graduate student, will present his observations on China which he made this summer as a participant in the Shanghai Program directed by Victoria Beard (Business and Public Administration). Mr. Hugh's presentation will be Friday, Nov. 17, at 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. in 368 Clifford Hall. This event is open to the public as part of the national celebration of Geography Awareness Week.

Douglas Munski, Geography.



The Sioux Nickname Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in 235 Rural Technology Center.

Phil Harmeson (President' Office), Chair, Nickname Commission.



Dennis Hoffman, Assistant Research Director and Senior Research Scientist, Retina Foundation of the Southwest, Dallas, will present "Essentiality of Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Infant Visual Development" at noon Tuesday, Nov. 21, in 1360 Haugen Lecture Hall, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Hoffman graduated from Jamestown College in 1973 with a B.S. in Chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UND in 1979 under the advisement of Eugene Cornatzer. His postdoctoral appointments were with the National Cancer Institute Carcinogenesis Training Program at Oak Ridge (1980-1984), and in the Department of Biochemistry and Obstretrics-Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (1984-1987). Following an appointment as Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Utah Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Hoffman joined the Retina Foundation of the Southwest in Dallas in 1997. Dr. Hoffman has published approximately 50 full-length papers in lipid biochemistry and the role of dietary fatty acids in eye and brain development, nutrition, antioxidants, and retinal transplantation. He was recently featured in an ABC news story about research indicating that the addition to infant formulas of two long-chain fatty acids occurring in mother's milk results in improved neural development.

All interested persons are invited to attend Dr. Hoffman's seminar.

David Lambeth, and Katherine Sukalski, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.



You're invited to celebrate Thanksgiving at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., with a traditional dinner at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23.

International Centre.



Two events will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach Nov. 27 and 28. A faculty lecture, "Introducing J.S. Bach's 'Keyboard Practice III': Two Questions About Dr. Luther's Orthodoxy and One Remark About Mr. Bach's Heresy," will be presented by Christopher Anderson, Assistant Professor of Music at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., Dr. Anderson will play the organ at a faculty recital of Bach, "Keyboard Practice Part III," with members of the Collegium Musicum.

Department of Music.



A Master of Fine Arts exhibition, "Painting Signs," by Mark Mitchell will open Monday, Nov. 27, and run through Friday, Dec. 15, at the Col. Eugene E. Meyers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. An artist reception will be held Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for the Department of Art.



The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Hannah Free" by Claudia Allen Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2, and Dec. 7-9. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

Allen writes of her 1992 drama: "Hannah Free" is the story of Hannah, an independent spirit, and Rachel, the homebody she loves all her life. The play opens in a nursing home where an elderly Hannah is not allowed to see a comatose Rachel who is just down the hall. . . ." [Through the medium of flashbacks,] "they bicker and remember the love that began when they were just girls, . . . a story about living and loving and letting go."

Chicago drama critic/DePaul University professor says of Allen's playwriting: "Certain themes recur . . . of love and of love hidden or postponed. The closet's hiding and pretending and the pain it brings the lover who's hidden is central to 'Hannah Free.' . . . Yet, Hannah returns to her beloved Rachel, the critic continues, "for love and to give voice to the courage of knowing and being oneself. . . . These themes are made all the more powerful because of Allen's sympathetic, even celebratory, treatment of age and aging. Her characters want to grow old together, to sit on the porch and hold hands, to be themselves and enjoy themselves."

Allen has won two coveted "Jeff Awards" (Chicago theatre's "Tony"), and her works have been produced in Boston, Dallas, Tucson, LA, Detroit, Off-Off Broadway, and even abroad. Julie Harris "The Belle of Amherst" and Tyne Daily "Cagney and Lacey" have championed her works, along with Sharon Gless "Cagney and Lacey," who recently starred in Allen's "Cahoots," at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theatre. Allen teaches playwriting at several Chicago colleges and theatres.

In conjunction with "Hannah Free," Theatre Arts announces their sixth "Theatrical Event Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 7, 8, and 9 with the playwright, Claudia Allen, serving as artist-in-residence. Ms. Allen will participate in a scholarly symposium with UND scholars and community activists, deliver a public lecture on playwriting, and lead two post-show discussions of UND's production of "Hannah Free." The event has been generously funded by university agencies for the past six years and has used several of our productions as bases for a scholarly and cultural investigation of particular themes and issues of gender. Previous events were based on the plays: "Censored on Final Approach," "JoNelle Johnson and Ruthie Mapes," "Kiss Me Kate," "Dancing at Lughnasa," and "A Little Night Music." The event has been led by nationally-recognized scholars and playwrights-in- residence at UND.

Following is the schedule, with all programs in Burtness Theatre:

Thursday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m. Symposium, "'Special Rights?' for Gay and Lesbian People." Ms. Allen is featured in discussion with UND scholars and community leaders in the areas of religion, law, health care, aging, the arts, and LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered) concerns.

Friday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. Lecture, "On and Off the Page: the Works of Claudia Allen." Ms. Allen will speak on her artistry and activism in her playwriting, accompanied by staged readings from several of her award-winning plays.

Post-show discussion will be led by Ms. Allen of "Hannah Free."

Saturday, Dec. 9, Post-show discussion led by Ms. Allen of "Hannah Free."

The public is welcome to all events. Tickets for the play are $10, the Burtness Box Office opens Monday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reserve tickets, call the Burtness Theatre Box Office at 777-2587.

Mary Cutler, Theatre Arts.



You are invited to attend the 22nd annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. This traditional event will include artists and crafters ranging from UND students to community members from across the region. Items to be found include wooden items, holiday decorations, jewelry, wreaths and floral arrangements, photography, quilts, ceramics and more.

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

Bonnie Solberg, Craft Center Coordinator.



The final examination for David Jackson, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "The Negative Halo Effect of Oppositional Defiant Behaviors on Teacher Ratings of ADHD: Impact of Child Gender." Alan King (Psychology) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Rachel Dodd, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "The Academic Achievement and Psychological Functioning of College Students with a Family History of Alcoholism." Tom Petros (Psychology) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Carl Fox, Interim Dean, Graduate School.



The Department of Theatre Arts will hold auditions for three shows: the musical "Quilters" by Barbara Damashek and Molly Newman, "Out Cry" by Tennessee Williams and "Endgame" by Samuel Beckett. "Quilters" will be directed and choreographed by Pamela Chabora (Theatre Arts) with music direction by Anne Christopherson (Music). "Out Cry" will be directed by master degree candidate Joyce Johnson. "Endgame" will be directed by Theatre major Nina Berg.

Open auditions for "Quilters," a folk musical about pioneer women of the Midwest, will be Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Open auditions for both "Out Cry" and "Endgame" will be Monday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. All auditions will be in Burtness Theatre.

"Out Cry" performance dates are Feb. 27 to March 4; "Quilters" performance dates are March 29-31 and April 5-7, and "Endgame" performance dates are April 24-29.

Interested actors, singers, and dancers should sign up ahead of time for auditions. Sign-up sheets are on the callboard in Chandler Hall (see the main office, Room 6). Walk-ins are welcome during auditions. Audition information and materials are available for all of the shows in the Department of Theatre Arts office. In addition, "Quilters" materials are on reserve in the Chester Fritz Library. For questions about "Quilters," call Dr. Chabora at 777-2688; for questions about "Out Cry," call Joyce Johnson at 777-4075; for "Endgame," call Nina Berg at 777-3446. For general information, call the Department of Theatre Arts at 777-3446.

Kathleen McLennan, Theatre Arts.



The University Senate will meet Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Friday, Nov. 24. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.

Nancy Krogh, Secretary, University Senate.



"Land, Water and People: Partners for a Sustainable Future" is the theme of the 18th annual Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference Tuesday through Wednesday, Jan. 16-18, at the Grand Forks Civic Center. Some of the sessions at this binational conference include water and land issues, groundwater quality in the Red River Basin, and the impact of the farm economic crisis on farm land and water management. Special speakers are Peter Lavigne, Watershed Management Professional Program Director; Caleb Pungowiyi, Robert Newlin Memorial Trust President; and Donald A. Wilhite, National Drought Mitigation Center and International Drought Information Center Director. Among the speakers, four will represent UND. They are: George Seielstad, Associate Dean for Research and Innovative Projects for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences; Scott Korom, Associate Professor of Geoogy; Gerald Groenewold, Director of the Energy and Environmental Research Center; and Leon Osborne, Director of the Regional Weather Information Center and Professor of Atmospheric Sciences. The binational summit brings in individuals from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba to discuss the future of land and water in the region. Elected officials, educators, students, and non-government representatives are expected to attend the meetings, exhibits, and a technical/scientific poster show.

Registration is $85 and $110. For more information, contact Allison Knight or Brenda Keller at the Office of Conference Services, 777-6401.

Allison Knight, Conference Services.




Nominations/applications are invited for the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The winner of this award will receive a plaque and a check for $2,000 at the Founders Day Banquet Feb. 22.

The following information should be provided:

(1) A listing of publications of significant, original and high-quality research, scholarly, and creative contributions in nationally recognized professional journals that are refereed by peer reviewers, and/or a listing of juried competitions and invited performances/exhibitions.

(2) Overall scholarly activities, such as service as a reviewer of research proposals for federal agencies or other funding sources, service as a referee or editor for professional journals, and contributions to training students in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors;

(3) Potential for significant contributions to enhancing the effectiveness of the subject matter taught in the classroom.

Faculty, staff and students may make nominations, and faculty are invited to nominate themselves. Since the Committee will not engage in the gathering of documentation, each nomination or application must be accompanied by thorough evidence of the nominee's qualifications for the award. Five copies of each nomination and supporting documentation should be received at the Office of Research and Program Development no later than Monday, Jan. 8.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, Edward C. Carlson (2000), Diane Langemo and David Lambeth (1999), Jeffrey Stith (1998), Richard Crawford (1997), and Arthur R. Buckley (1996), may not be nominated this year.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee which selects the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research. This committee includes the Director of the Office of Research and Program Development (Chair), the Dean of the Graduate School, the Chair of the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, one faculty member from the Graduate Committee, and one faculty member from the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.

If further information is desired, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4279.

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



Nominations for the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, recognizing research, scholarly, and creative productivity, are due at the Office of Research and Program Development Monday, Jan. 8. The winning department will receive a $1,500 award and a plaque at the Founders Day Banquet Feb. 22.

Nominations should include information that will allow the Selection Committee to judge the quantity and quality of the research, scholarly, and creative activities of the department. At a minimum, such nominations should include a listing of published research or other creative or scholarly activities for the 1999-2000 year. Additional information for that year, such as a brief synopsis of ongoing research activities, the number and type of active sponsored projects, dissertations or other research papers presented by students, performances or scholarly presentations by faculty, etc., should be included if they contribute to the overall picture of a department's research, scholarly, and creative activities. A statement of support from the dean is optional. To expedite the review process, five copies of the nomination and supporting documentation should be submitted to ORPD.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Counseling, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Biology, may not be nominated this year.

If further information is desired, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4279.

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



Harvard Management Development Program (MDP) is accepting applications for their annual summer program which provides new and useful ideas about critical management issues for mid-level administrators in their first seven years of a responsible leadership position. It is designed for deans, assistant deans and directors and those who aspire to those positions. The program of study includes effective leadership, financial management, human resource issues and planning. This program will take place June 17-29, 2001, and has a comprehensive fee of $4,195 which includes tuition, room, most meals and all program materials. Applications are due by Jan. 26, 2001. For more information contact me.

Jerry Bulisco, Assistant Dean of Students, 777-2664 or jerry_bulisco@mail.und.nodak.edu.



Applications are now being accepted for UND's second annual Study Abroad Program in Shanghai, China, May 15-June 10, 2001. This program is sponsored by the College of Business and Public Administration and is open to all interested students. Application deadline is Dec. 8. Further information and application forms are available in 220 Gamble Hall, 777-4692, or by e-mailing victoria_beard@und.nodak.edu.

Victoria Beard, Director of International Business Programs, College of Business and Public Administration.




Contained within the E.B. Robinson Department of Special Collections in the Chester Fritz Library, the University Archives preserves and houses published and unpublished historical materials significant to the life of the University. This includes all departmental and office publications such as annual and biennial reports to the President, journals, bulletins, reports, directories, brochures, newspapers and newsletters which are published under University auspices.

The Department of Special Collections seeks your assistance in keeping this collection of University Publications current. Please be certain that we are on your mailing list for all current publications. Send them to Special Collections, Box 9000. If you have any questions, please contact me at 777-4624 or 777-4625.

Steve Axtman, Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library.



Limited numbers of President Kupchella's annual report, "Foundation for the Future," are available for faculty and staff searches. Up to a dozen copies of the booklet may be obtained by calling or stopping at the University Relations Office, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.

We continue to receive "used" copies of the report from faculty and staff. Thank you! These booklets will be reused to reach important UND constituents.

Dave Vorland, Director of University Relations.



The 2001 Founders Day banquet and ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 22. Employees with 25 years of service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored and recognized at the banquet as guests of the university. We request the assistance of all vice presidents, deans, department chairs, office heads and other supervisors and administrators in identifying eligible employees.

To prepare for Founders Day 2001, we request the following information:

1. Names of employees who will have completed 25 years of service to UND on or before Founders Day (official date being Feb. 27, 2001). Generally, these people would have begun their employment at UND between Feb. 28, 1975, and Feb. 27, 1976. Individuals eligible for 25-year recognition whose service at UND has not been continuous may have begun their employment prior to February 1975. This information should also contain names of benefitted employees whose service at UND has been less than full-time, but will total 25 years by Feb. 27, 2001.

2. Names of retired and retiring faculty and staff. To be honored, individuals must:

a. have retired since July 1, 2000 or will retire by June 30, 2001;

b. have a minimum of 15 years of service to the university;

c. be (or have been) full-time employees or in a benefitted, part-time position at the time of retirement (or be completing an approved "phased" retirement); and

d. be making application for or receiving benefits through a UND retirement plan.

It is important that your list of eligible employees includes the following information:

* name of the employee

* position/faculty rank currently held

* department or unit

* initial appointment date

* dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these breaks in service were compensated such as a developmental leave or a leave of absence without compensation)

* date of retirement (if applicable).

Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting information to Sherri Korynta in the Office of the Vice President, Student and Outreach Services, Box 7140 (sherri_krynta@mail.und.nodak.edu) by Monday, Nov. 20. Please call 777-2725 with any questions.

Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.




In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Thursday, Nov. 23, will be observed as Thanksgiving Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

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


CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY: Chester Fritz Library hours for Thanksgiving weekend are: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day), closed; Friday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25, noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m. to midnight.

Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.


HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY: Library of the Health Sciences Thanksgiving holiday hours are: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day), closed; Friday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m. to midnight.

April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.


LAW LIBRARY: Law Library hours for Thanksgiving are: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day), closed; Friday, Nov. 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.


COMPUTER CENTER: The Computer Center will close for the Thanksgiving Day holiday at 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24.

Marv Hanson, Associate Director, Computer Center.



The Memorial Union and all its facilities will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, and also Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26. The schedule follows:

Lifetime Sports Center, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 22 and Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Info/Service Center, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 22 and Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Copy Stop, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

Juice Works, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

Subway, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

TCBY, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

Little Caesars, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

GrabaBite, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

Administrative Offices, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Craft Center/Sign and Design, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

Credit Union, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dining Center, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

Traffic Division, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Passport IDs, Wednesday , Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Barber Shop, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24, closed;

University Learning Center, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Computer Labs, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 24, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.;

Building Hours, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 24, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.



This week on "Studio One," gourmet cook Sandy Lowell-Lachapelle will demonstrate how to make perfect holiday cranberry sauce. Focusing on simplicity, Lachapelle will introduce new ways to prepare traditional Thanksgiving foods, as well as delicious, quick and easy appetizers. Lachapelle also plans to share her secret recipe for cranberry sauce.

"Studio One" will also feature a segment about 1994 Miss America Heather Whitestone, the first person with a disability to win the title. Whitestone recently spoke at a benefit banquet in Grand Forks about her "Stars" program, which is a five-step program to help people achieve their goals.

"Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs "Studio One" on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also e seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis and Winnipeg, Manitoba.



Please pre-register by calling Staci at the U2 office, 777-2128 or use e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, for the following workshops which are in 361 Upson Hall II.

GroupWise 5.5 Introduction, Nov 28, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Word 00 Level II, Nov 28 and 30, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

GroupWise 5.5 Intermediate, Nov 30, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Log on to the U2 web site for other personal and professional development learning opportunities at www.conted.und.edu/U2.

Staci Matheny, University Within the University.



Season tickets for the 2001-2002 hockey season are on sale now at www.ralphengelstadarena.com or 777-0256. Faculty and staff receive 20 percent off season tickets and 50 percent off Fighting Sioux Club memberships.

Chris Semrau, Ralph Engelstad Arena.



The weather has caused icy conditions on our parking lots, roads, and sidewalks. We will continue to salt and sand to reduce slipperiness as much as possible. Please report any hazardous conditions to Facilities, 777-2591. There are some things you can do to help reduce the risk of falling on ice. Here are some helpful hints.

1. Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles. Slick leather or rubber soles on dress shoes are unsafe on ice.

2. Don't walk with your hands in your pockets. This compromises your balance if you slip on the ice.

3. Take short to medium steps or shuffle your feet in very icy areas.

4. Don't carry or swing heavy loads, such as large boxes or cases, which could cause you to lose your balance when walking.

5. When walking, curl your toes under and walk as flat-footed as possible.

6. Don't step on uneven surfaces. Step well over or avoid curbs with ice on them.

7. Place your full attention on walking. Don't allow your attention to be divided by getting your keys out of your pocket, digging in your pocketbook for items, etc., while walking on ice.

-- Paul Clark, Associate Director of Facilities.



With the arrival of winter to the area, the hazards of winter driving must be taken seriously. There are many simple things that you can do to keep yourself safe and alive.

* Keep your gas tank at least half full. It will prevent moisture condensation and extend your engine's running time should you get stranded.

* Clean all snow and ice off your vehicle before you leave your parking spot. Keep a window scraper and brush in your vehicle.

* Be sure that your vehicle is in good repair. Your brakes, battery, tire tread and inflation, windshield wipers/fluid, exhaust system and cooling system should all be checked.

*Drive defensively and slow down. Rain, snow and ice can decrease traction and cause you to skid.

*If you get stranded, remember that it is usually best to stay with your vehicle until help arrives.

* Have winter equipment available in your vehicle, especially if you will be driving out of town. Things to consider include: boots, gloves, hat and warm clothes, flashlight, battery booster cables, lightweight shovel, candles or heating cans, high energy/non-perishable food, blanket, matches or lighter, flares or bright cloth to signal help, rope, and a cellular phone.

* Survival kits are available at Transportation for State vehicles that are checked out for out-of-town travel.

* Most importantly, if driving conditions are poor, stay off the roads if at all possible.

Safety and Environmental Health Office.



Area physical therapists and colleagues, along with the UND community, raised nearly $3,700 to benefit Parker Sebens, the three- year-old who lost his arms in a farming accident. We would like to thank everyone for the donations and participation in the party.

Schawnn Decker, Physical Therapy.



President Charles Kupchella presided over the 34th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education in Washington, D.C., last week, a joint meeting with the European Association for Cancer Education. More than 200 cancer educators from a wide range of disciplines including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and health education participated in the meeting. Dr. Kupchella turned the gavel over to incoming president, Richard Gallagher of Wayne State University. Kupchella was named a Fellow in the American Association for Cancer Education in recognition for his service as President.

College of Arts and Sciences

The recently published Best American Essays 2000 and Best American Short Stories 2000 (both from Houghton Mifflin) contain citations of a story and an essay first published in North Dakota Quarterly last year. Cited as a "Distinguished Story" is Samrat Upadhay's "Mentor" from the summer NDQ. Cited as a "Notable Essay" is Thomas Palakee's "A Boy's Death" from the winter issue of North Dakota Quarterly. . . . Xiaozhao Huang (English) published A Study of African- American Vernacular English in America's "Middletown" (Evidence of Linguistic Convergence) His sociolinguistic study concerns the controversial question of whether African American Vernacular English and White Vernacular English are converging or diverging. Huang's research indicates convergence rather than divergence. The book is published by the Edwin Mellen Press. Susan Yuzna (Visiting Faculty, English) has published a second book of poetry, Pale Bird, Spouting Fire, published by the University of Akron Press. . . . Bradley Rundquist (Geography) published "The Effects of Climatic Factors on Vegetation Dynamics of Tallgrass and Shortgrass Cover" in the Sept. 2000 issue of Geocarto International. He also attended the Applied Geography Conference in Tampa, Fla., where he presented "Relating Biophysical Processes to Spatial Patterns of Spectral Reflectance: A Multiple-Scale Analysis of Prairie Vegetation Canopies" and chaired a session on Environmental Assessment and Analysis. Rundquist's paper was selected for publications in the meeting's Proceedings. . . . The Department of Geography hosted the annual meeting of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Association of North Dakota Geographers held in Devils Lake this fall. The conference organizer was Douglas Munski. The following Geography faculty presented papers: Mohammad Hemmasi presented "International Ramifications of Recent Iranian National Elections"; Devon Hansen and Hemmasi presented "The State of the Organization of the Islamic Conference at the Dawn of the New Millenium." Two field trips were organized with Geography faculty as field trip leaders: The Urban Fabric of Small-Town North Dakota: The City of Devils Lake, hosted by Munski, and Tour of Devils Lake Flooding, hosted by Paul Todhunter. . . . Manish Rami (Communication Sciences and Disorders) will present two papers at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention in Washington, D.C., this month. The presentations are "Unilateral Tachistoscopic Presentation of Two Levels of Verbs to People Who Stutter," and "Effect of Pseudostuttering on Graduate Students in Speech-Language Pathology." Rami has also been awarded a fellowship from the Science and Research Career Forum of ASHA and will present an additional paper to that panel while at the convention. He has co-authored "Voice Onset Times and Burst Frequencies of Four Velar Stop Consonants in Gujarati" in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 106 (6), 3736-3738; "Stutterer's Vocal Reaction Times to Unilaterally Presented High and Low Frequency Verbs" in Perceptual and Motor Skills, 91, 123-130; and "Stutter-Free and Stutter-Filled Speech Signals and Their Role in Stuttering Amelioration for English Speaking Adults," Neuroscience Letters, 293 (2), 115-118. Scott Lowe (Philosophy and Religion) presented "Chinese and International Contexts for the Rise of Falun Gong" at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in Houston, Texas. . . . He wrote "Western Millenial Ideology Goes East: The Taiping Revolution and Mao's Great Leap Forward" in Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Case Histories, pp. 220-240. Edited by Catherine Wessinger. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2000, and "Mozi" in World Philosophers and Their Works, pp. 1309-1315. Edited by John K. Roth. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2000. . . . The following papers were presented by UND faculty at the meeting of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota in Winnipeg. Andre Lebugle (French) presented "La Force des Femmes dans Musiques de Scenes de Francoise Sagan." Derek Driedger (English) presented "Looking into the Lives of Pioneers: The Anecdotes of 'My Antonia.'" Daniel Erickson (Classics) presented "Epicureanism in Verse - Lucretius' Contribution to His Master's Philosophy." Theodore Messenger (Philosophy, Emeritus) presented "Philosophical Dialogue: Its Nature and Essential Conditions." And Debra Maury (Spanish) presented "The Politicization of the Discovery: Thoughts on the Writing of Christopher Columbus." . . . Marwan Kraidy (Communication) received the Prosser/Sitaram Award for Excellence in International Communication Theory at the Global Fusion Conference in St. Louis. The prestigious award is offered jointly by the International Communication Association, the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Broadcast Education Association. This is Kraidy's fourth scholarly award this year: he has been awarded the 2000 Top Prize in International Communication by the AEJMC, the 2000 Top Two Paper Award in International and Intercultural Communication, and the 2000 Outstanding Scholarship Award for best scholarly article in international and intercultural communication published in 1999, both from the National Communication Association. It is believed that this is the first time that one communication researcher has received scholarly awards from all four communication associations in the same year. . . . Kraidy presented "Globalization as an International Communication Metatheory: Ontological, Epistemological, and Exiological Considerations" at the Global Fusion Communication Conference in St. Louis. . . . Seounmi Han Youn presented "Passionate Surfers in Image-Driven Consumer Culture" at the Association for Consumer Research 2000 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . . Faculty presenting papers at the National Communication Association Conference in Seattle were Jeffrey Courtright, "What Strategies Did the Candidates Use to Appeal to Specific Religious Audiences?" and "'The Good Organization Speaking Well': A Paradigm Case for Religious Institutional Reputation Management."; James Hikins presented "Toward a Neo-Nietzchean Rhetoric: Implications for Theory and Criticism in the Post-Postmodern Millennium" and "Nietzche's Aesthetics of Love and Nietzche's Epistemology of Virtue: Nemine Contradicents"; Marwan Kraidy presented "Globalization: An International Communication Metatheory" and "Transnational Media, Intercultural Encounters, and Cultural Hybridity: A Theoretical Critique and Research Agenda"; and Selene Phillips presented "National Congress of American Indians." . . . The Shannon Gullickson, (Communication) has been named one of 75 people to receive the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Jubilee Award. She has edited and critiqued college and high school newspapers for the association for over 10 years. Commemorating CSPA's 75th year, the Jubilee award is being given to 75 people nationally who made special contributions to its history. . . . Kim Porter (History) presented "Flooded Memories: The Grand Forks Oral History Project" at the Governor's Conference on North Dakota History in Bismarck. Barbara Handy-Marchello (History) moderated a panel on "Women and Community Building" at the same conference. . . . Pamela Chabora (Visiting Professor, Theatre Arts) presented a workshop on "Character Through Movement" at the North Dakota Speech and Theatre Association convention in Bismarck. . . . Greg Gillette, Katherine Jacobs, and Loren Liepold (all Theatre Arts) and students attended the Northern Boundaries Section of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology to take part in workshops on innovations in technology for productions and the classroom. . . . Kathleen Tiemann (Sociology) published a book, Intersections: Readings in Sociology. She also published an article, "The Projective Aging Activity: A Humanistic Approach to Teach About Aging," and two book reviews.

College of Nursing

Elizabeth Nichols and Bette Ide had a cooperative proposal with Montana State University funded through the National Institutes of Health Office of Complementary and Alternative Therapies. The total grant is for $70,000; UND's sub-contract is for $14,000. . . . Evelyn Labun (Family and Community Nursing) received the Transcultural Nursing Society Career Development Research Award from the Transcultural Nursing Society. . . . Bette Olson, Susan Hunter, Darlene Hanson, Diane Langemo, Pat Thompson and Loretta Heuer received the ConvoTec Nursing Research Scholarship. . . . Eleanor Yurkovich received an $80,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. . . . Cindy Anderson and Sue Henly co-authored "Undergraduate Nursing Education for Effective Support, Protection and Promotion of Breastfeeding" in the Journal of Nursing Education. . . . Anderson published "Achieving Breastfeeding Success: Simple Solutions to Common Concerns" in Women's Health. Anderson and Henly co-authored "Elderly Grandparents: Untapped Resource for Breastfeeding Support" in Mother/Baby Journal. . . . Ginny Guido published "Heart Transplantation from an Ethical Perspective" in Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. . . . Diane Helgeson and Elizabeth Tyree co-authored "Student Learning in the Community Promotes Maternal Health" in Online Journal of Nursing and Rural Health Care. . . . Ide and Nichols co-authored "Issues Related to Health Related Hardiness and Service Use Among Older Rural Adults" in Texas Journal of Rural Health. . . . Labun published "Discovering Our Common Humanity: Developing Partnerships in a Vietnamese Community" in Journal of Christian Nursing. . . . Diane Langemo (Emeritus), Helen Melland, Darlene Hanson, Bette Olson and Susan Hunter co-authored "Lived Experience of Having a Pressure Ulcer: A Qualitative Analysis" in Advances in Skin and Wound Care. . . . Glenda Lindseth and Marlene Buchner co-authored "Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: Practice Pointers" in Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care. . . . Melland and Trish Clayburgh co-authored "Introduction in a Nursing Curriculum" in Nurse Educator. . . . Elizabeth Nichols published "Comparing Videotaped and Faculty - Present Return Demonstration of Clinical Skills Research Brief." . . . Jan Schauer published "Parents as Trainers: Making it Outstanding" in Family Ties. . . . Eleanor Yurkovich published "Health Maintenance Behaviors of Severely and Presistently Mentally Ill Individuals in a State Prison" in Journal of Pyschosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. . . . Patty Vari and Sue Henly co-authored "Professionally Mediated Peer Support and Early Breastfeeding Success" in Journal of Prenatal Education. . . . Ginny Guido wrote two books: Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing, 3rd Ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall Health; and Instructor's Manual: Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing, 3rd Ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall Health. Guido also published the chapter, "Risk Management and Legal Issues" in Ambulatory Surgical Nursing, N. Burden, Ed. (2nd Ed., pp 165-198). Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co. . . . Glenda Lindseth, Patty Vari, Marlene Buchner and April Gustafson co-authored the chapter, "Nausea, Vomiting and Nutrition in Pregnancy" in Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: State of the Art 2000. (Vol. 1, pp. 128-136). . . . Marcia Gragert presented, co-authored with Betty Ide and P. Holybull, "Factors Relating to Functioning and Chronic Disease Status of Native American Elders" at the Management of Diabetes in the Hispanic Population Conference in Moorhead. . . . Hanson presented with Thompson et al, "Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Leg and Foot Lesions in Diabetic Migrant Workers" at the same conference. . . . She also presented a poster, co-authored with Olson, Hanson, Thompson, Hunter, Langemo, and Heuer, "Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Leg and Foot Lesions in Diabetic Migrant Workers" at the 15th annual Clinical Symposium on Wound Care in Nashville, Tenn. . . . Diane Helgeson was a panel member for "Alzheimer's Patients and Their Need for Guardians" at the Partners in Guardianship training session sponsored by Catholic Family Services. . . . Roxanne Hurley presented a poster on "Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Health Care Professionals and Patients Regarding Pain Management in an Acute Care Setting" at the Focus on Pain Conference in Grand Forks. . . . Cheryl Macejkovic presented a poster, "New Slant on an Old Board" at the 8th Biennial North American Learning Resource Center Conference, University of Maryland. . . . Helen Melland presented, co-authored with Cec Volden, "Team Building, Empowerment, Formative Evaluation: Keys to Nurturing Educational Environments" at the 4th Annual Lilly Conference - Atlantic. . . . Bette Olson presented, co-authored with Thompson, Hunter, Langemo, Hanson, and Olson, "Prevalence Study of Leg and Foot Ulcers in Migrant Workers and Associated Risk Factors" at the 2000 Annual Farmworkers Health Conference in Portland, Ore. . . . Patty Vari presented "Nurturing the Present: Transition to the Future" at the UND Nursing Center display, North Dakota Birth to Five Early Childhood Institute 2000. . . . Eleanor Yurkovich gave a poster presentation, "Utilizing Community Care Based Experiences in Psychiatric Nursing Education: UND Experience" at the International Psychiatric Nursing Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz (Space Studies) has been asked by the National Research Council to help plan a study on the application of civil remote sensing to U.S. foreign policy. The study was requested by the Oceans and Bureau of International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Division of the U.S. Department of State. Diane Thureen (Airman Records) has been appointed as an Airman Certification Representative by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Chester Fritz Library

Betty Gard (Reference and Research Services) has been elected to a two-year term on the Executive Board of the American Library Association's Collection Development and Evaluation Section. She has also been appointed to a two-year term on ALA's Management of Reference Committee.

Vice President for Finance and Operations

Mark Hudson (Residence Services) received the Mabel Strong Outstanding Advisor Award at the MACURH Conference, hosted by UND. He received the award in recognition for his outstanding level of service in developing residence hall student leaders who make an impact on the local, regional and national level. Hudson also received the award in 1989.

Vice President for Student and Outreach Services

The University Program Council was recognized at the National Association for Campus Activities regional conference held in Rochester, Minn. The CAMP award is given to the program board that demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism and preparation in doing business at the conference. It is the largest award given by the Upper Midwest Region. . . . Elaine Metcalfe (TRIO) was installed as the Secretary of the National Board of Directors for the Council for Opportunity in Education, an organization of colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies with 900 institutional members.




The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during the months of June through September 2000:

Academic Affairs and Information Services, School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Robert Rubeck; Administration and Finance, School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Randy Eken; Anthropology: Duane Klinner, Dennis Toom; Atmospheric Sciences: Cedric Grainger, Michael Poellot; Biology: Steven Kelsch, Rick Sweitzer; Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research: John Hoover; Chemistry: Harmon Abrahamson, Kathryn Thomasson; Chester Fritz Library: Patricia Berntsen; Civil Engineering: Ali Abolmaali; Communication Services, School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Steven Gillespie; Communication Support Services (Mailing Services): Darin Lee; Community Medicine and Rural Health: Mary Amundson, Brad Gibbens; Earth System Science Institute: George Seielstad; Economics and Public Affairs - Political Science and Public Administration - Bureau of Governmental Affairs: Mary Kweit; Energy and Environmental Research Center: Steven Benson, Charlene Crocker, Daniel Daly, Grant Dunham, Thomas Erickson, Kevin Galbreath, John Gallagher, Jay Gunderson, Joseph Hartman, David Hassett, Ann Henderson, John Hurley, Michael Jones, Marc Kurz, Dennis Laudal, Michael Mann, Donald McCollor, Thomas Moe, Mark Musich, Erin O'Leary, Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Wesley Peck, Joyce Riske, David Rush, Darren Schmidt, Richard Schulz, Richard Shockey, Jaroslav Solc, Edward Steadman, Daniel Stepan, Bradley Stevens, Michael Swanson, Gregory Weber, Christopher Zygarlicke; Education and Human Development: Gregory Gagnon, Daniel Rice; Environmental Training Institute: Linda Rohde; Facilities: Paul Clark; Family Medicine: William Mann; Geology and Geological Engineering: Scott Korom, Dexter Perkins; Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center: Jean Altepeter; INMED: Eugene DeLorme; John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences: Bruce Smith; Law School: W. Jeremy Davis, B. J. Jones, Larry Spain; Mechanical Engineering: Donald Moen; Native American Programs: Alan Allery; Nursing: Dean Gross, Ginny Guido; Nursing - RAIN: Elizabeth Nichols; Organizational Systems and Technology - Business and Vocational Education: Sandra Braathen; Pediatrics: John Martsolf; Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics: Manuchair Ebadi, Paul Epstein, Jun Ren; Physical Therapy: Peggy Mohr; Psychology - INPSYDE: Justin Douglas McDonald; Regional Weather Information Center: Leon Osborne; Safety: Jason Uhlir; School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Southwest Campus - Bismarck: Albert Samuelson; Small Business Development Center: Wally Kearns; Social Work - CFSTC: Ann Lochner, Tara Muhlhauser; Sociology - SSRI: Cordell Fontaine; Student Health Services: Alan Allery; Teaching and Learning: Lynne Chalmers; TRIO: Neil Reuter; UND Television: Barry Brode; Vice President for Academic Affairs: Sara Hanhan.

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



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


The goal of the Fellowship in Applied Informatics is to increase the national pool of health professionals capable of managing the knowledge and techniques of medical informatics in health science organizations. Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS), networks and databases, effective use of high-speed communication links, electronic patient records, expert systems and decision-making aids for research and for clinical practice, computer-assisted instruction, clinical care outcome analysis, and a host of technological systems for medical libraries are but a partial list of applications that could be considered by a potential fellow. Eligible fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and have a bachelor's, master's, or doctor's degree in a field related to health care, or enrolled in a program leading to such a degree. The F37 award mechanism will be used. The amount of the stipend to be paid shall be based on the salary or remuneration that the individual would have been paid on the date of award from the home institution, but in no case shall the award exceed $50,000/year, prorated on a monthly basis for awards shorter than 12 months. Contact: Peter Clepper, Program Officer, 301/594-4882; clepper@nlm.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-92- 090.html. Deadline: 1/10/01, 5/10/01.

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Research Scholar Grants for Beginning Investigators are for investigators in the first 8 years of their independent research careers. Support is provided for cancer-related research across a wide range of health care disciplines to meet societal needs of critical importance in the control of cancer. The program supports basic, preclinical, clinical (including cancer control, psychosocial-behavioral and health services), and epidemiologic research projects. Initial awards of $250,000/year, including 25% indirect costs, are made for up to 4 years. Deadline: 4/1/01. Contact: Extramural Grants Department; 1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta ,GA 30329-4251; 404/329-7558; grants@cancer.org; http://www2.cancer.org/research/grants/types_of_grants.html#RSGBI.

Research Professorships support outstanding mid-career investigators who are making significant contributions to cancer research. Eligible applicants are mid-career investigators who, at the time of application, are citizens or noncitizen nationals of the U.S. or its possessions and territories, or permanent residents. Ordinarily, the nominee must have at least 10 years of experience beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. Up to 2 awards are made annually for a 5-year term which can be renewed once. The award of $80,000/year can be budgeted at the awardee's discretion. Deadline: 3/1/01. Contact: See above or http://www.cancer.org/research/. Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to enable new investigators to qualify for independent careers in cancer research. Awards are made for 1-3 years with progressive stipends of $35,000, $37,000, and $40,000/year. The ACS supports cancer-related research across a wide range of health care disciplines to meet societal needs of critical importance in the control of cancer (including basic, preclinical, clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, and epidemiologic research). Deadline: 3/1/01. Contact: See above or http://www2.cancer.org/research/grants/types_of_grants.html#RPG.

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The Division of Economic, Management, and Regional Sciences provides support for research in the following areas: Decision, Risk, and Management Science--for research that explores fundamental issues in management science; risk analysis; societal and public policy decision making; behavioral decision making; and judgment, organizational aspects of operational processes and decision making. Economics--for basic scientific research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. Geography and Regional Science--for research on the causes and consequences of geographical differences in economic, social, cultural, and physical phenomena, including interactions among places and regions and interrelations between human activities and the natural environment. The NSF also supports research to improve the quality and accessibility of social and economic data resources. Grants are awarded for up to 5 years. Contact: 703/306-1760; sber@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/sber/. Target Dates: 1/15, 8/15.

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The SPIE provides grants to educational and research institutions to support research or education in optics or optical science and engineering. Grants may include sending students to SPIE-sponsored events; developing new courses; efforts at general public education (i.e., demonstrations); books and library subscriptions; or purchase of supplemental teaching and research tools/equipment. Awards must contribute to and involve the fields of optics, optical science and engineering. Deadline: 2/2/01. Contact: 360/676-3290; spie@spie.org; http://spie.org/app/escs/index.cfm?fuseaction=scholarships.

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The Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START) award seeks to facilitate entry of beginning investigators into the field of behavioral science research. NIDA invites newly independent investigators to submit applications for small- scale, exploratory, or pilot research projects related to NIDA's behavioral sciences mission. Funding of B/START awards is relatively rapid; i.e., within approximately 6 months of receipt of the application. To be eligible for a B/START award, the pro-posed principal investigator must be independent of a mentor at the time of award, but be at the beginning stages of her/his research career. All areas of behavioral research related to drug abuse are sought under this announcement including a) animal and human basic behavioral and cognitive research aimed at elucidating underlying behavioral and cognitive mechanisms, determinants and correlates of drug abuse, and characterizing the consequences of drug abuse and addiction; b) research incorporating neural and other biological approaches if the research has a primary focus on behavior or cognition; c) drug abuse epidemiology, risk and protective factors, prevention, treatment, and drug abuse services; and d) behavioral as well as cognitive research directed at the relationship between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The NIH Small Grant (R03) award mechanism will be used. An award is not to exceed $50,000 in direct costs and is for one year only. It is not renewable. Deadline: 2/1/01, 6/1/01, 10/1/01. Contact: Cora Lee Wetherington, Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, 301/435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov.

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Minigrant Awards provide funding for innovative education-related projects which directly benefit gifted children or youth and/or children and youth with disabilities. The intent of the project must be to provide direct services to: children and youth with disabilities and/or gifted children or youth; parents of disabled children; or unemployed disabled youth. Eligible applicants are individuals employed by public or nonprofit institutions. Awards are for $500. Deadline: 3/1/01. Contact: Minigrant Com-mittee, 1920 Association Drive, Reston ,VA 20191; http://www.cec.sped.org/fd/minigapp.htm.

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The Foundation makes grants designed to provide far-reaching benefits for humanity in the fields of science, engineering, and medical research. Initial contact must be made by letters of inquiry, which are due by May 15 for consideration in the December grant cycle, or by November 15 for consideration in the June cycle. Full proposals, if invited, are due by September 15 for consideration at the December board meeting and March 15 for consideration at the June board meeting. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted at any time. Proposals received after the above stated deadlines will be assigned to the next grant cycle. Guidelines for the letter of inquiry are available, and the Foundation strongly urges interested grantseekers to contact its staff by telephone or letter prior to submission of such a letter. Contact: 550 South Hope Street, Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213/680-3833; info@wmkeck.org; http://www.wmkeck.org.

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The Center offers in-residence fellowships to applicants working on topics related to peace and international security. Topics suitable for support might include: security relationships in Europe, Asia, and the Former Soviet Union; U.S.-Russian strategic relations; U.S. defense and arms control policies; proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons; ethnic and civil conflict; peacekeeping; prevention of deadly conflict; and commercialization of national defense technologies. The value of each stipend is determined by the applicant's graduate education and background. Stipends for the 9-month academic year range from approximately $20,000 for predoctoral students to $33,000 for postdoctoral scholars. Limited funds are also available for research-related expenses. Deadline: 2/15/01. Contact: Barbara Platt, Encina Hall, E210, Stanford, CA 94305-6165; 650/723- 9626; barbara.platt@stanford.edu; http://cisac.stanford.edu/fellow/prepost-hamburg.html.

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Grants-in-Aid of $1,000-$12,000 support studies of priority interest and pilot projects in ophthalmology, vision, and related sciences performed by investigators who have limited or no research funding. Current research interests are: detection, prevention, treatment, and cure of visual disorders and dis-ease leading to impaired sight, or partial or total blindness. Priority is given to pilot projects for re-search related to clinically important eye diseases. Preference is given to clinical and disease-oriented grants in the areas of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, amblyopia, strabismus, AIDS-related eye disorders, cataract, and uveal and corneal inflammation. Deadline: 3/1/01. Contact: Research Division, Prevent Blindness America, 500 East Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173; 847/843-2020; info@preventblindness.org.

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


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