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University Letter

October 20, 2000

Volume 38 No. 8

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 8, October 20, 2000

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

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The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for the high percentage of its doctor of medicine (M.D.) graduates who go on for training in family medicine. It received the Silver Achievement Award from the AAFP for "outstanding efforts to steward student interest in family practice and produce graduates who enter the specialty," according to Perry Pugno, M.D., of the AAFP. The award is given on the basis of a three-year average of the percentage of M.D. graduates who entered accredited family medicine residency programs after graduation. The school offers family medicine residency training in Bismarck, Minot, Fargo and Grand Forks.

The UND average, 29 percent, placed it in the second tier of award winners (25.0 to 29.9 percent) for the Silver Award. Gold Achievement Awards are given to medical schools with an average of 30 percent or greater. Since the award program was initiated, the UND Medical School has received six Silver and three Gold awards.

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



An annual report, "Foundation for the Future," mentioned by President Kupchella in his State of the University address on Aug. 31, is being distributed this week. The theme of the 36-page report is UND's readiness to continue its development as a nationally important university. Copies will go to all benefitted faculty and staff, key alumni, and a variety of external stakeholders. Printing and distribution costs were covered by the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.

Most employees may choose to keep the report as a record of the year just completed. However, University Relations will redistribute to external audiences any copies that are returned to the office (Box 7144) after the UND recipient has read it.

-- Dave Vorland, Director, Office of University Relations.



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




The Northern Plains Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) will meet at the Energy and Environmental Research Center in the State Conference Room Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Anyone interested in scientific and technical communication is welcome. Mary Margaret Pringle, Assistant Professor, Literature and Composition and Program Manager, Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, Crookston, will give a presentation on grammar and punctuation.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Northern Plains Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.



Opera singer Maria Williams will discuss her career as a performer and opera singer on the Thursday, Oct.19, edition of "Studio One" live at 5 p.m. on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Williams was a member of the Arizona Opera and twice a finalist for the Metropolitan Opera. She now resides in Grand Forks and operates her own studio, which she has named Bel Canto, the Italian word for beautiful singing. The studio helps children learn to sing opera.

"Studio One" will also feature a segment about laser eye surgery. Lasik surgery is a type of laser surgery where the eye can be treated for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The procedure takes only a few minutes, and patients are able to go home within an hour of having surgery. Larry Womack will discuss the benefits and risks of this type of surgery.

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

Mark Renfandt, Studio One Marketing Team.



Current and potential Faculty Ambassadors are invited to our first general meeting of the year, Friday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 16-19 Swanson Hall.

There will be a brief overview of Faculty Ambassador activities for the year, with opportunities to ask questions and sign up to help out with upcoming events. Those interested in becoming Faculty Ambassadors are especially encouraged to attend and learn more about the group.

Libby Rankin (English and Instructional Development), Faculty Ambassadors, 777-4233.



The University Program Council is presenting comedian Kermit Apio Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Apio is coming to campus for Parents Weekend Oct. 20-22. He will make everyone both laugh and cry. The performance is free of charge to all UND students and community members.

Maria Albertson, UPC Public Relations.



George Seielstad, Associate Dean of the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, will be the featured lecturer on "The Ways of Science" to be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Clifford Hall Auditorium. School groups and the public are welcome to attend this presentation.

"The Ways of Science" is part of the Benediktson Lecture Series in Astronomy and is made possible by the Benediktson Endowment and the UND Alumni Foundation which administers it. Dr. Seielstad will describe the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), an instrument for collecting radio waves, dedicated Aug. 25. It is the largest moveable precision structure in the world. Its surface -- a mirror for radio waves -- spans about 2.5 acres. Its 16,000,000 pounds move 30 degrees per minute, yet point with breath-taking accuracy. The telescope is a smart instrument, with systems that readjust the mechanical structure to most efficiently collect weak radio signals from space.

"A Human-Dominated Planet," the second part of the Benediktson Lecture Series in Astronomy, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in Clifford Hall. Additional information about the lecture series is available from Suezette Bieri at 777- 4856.

The Benediktson Endowment and Chair in Astrophysics was created by Oliver L. Benediktson, a Mountain, N.D., native and a 1930 UND graduate. He created a $1.5 million bequest to establish the endowment, which provides funding to establish the Benediktson Chair in Astrophysics at UND. Benediktson died in 1996.

UND Aerospace.



John A. McNulty, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will deliver two seminars Monday, Oct. 23. The first seminar, "Microglia and Neuroimmune Interactions" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. McNulty will present the second seminar, "Evaluation of Web-Based Computer-Aided Instruction in a Medical Curriculum" from 3 to 4 p.m. Both will be held in the Frank N. Low Conference Room, Room B710 of the Edwin C. James Research Facility of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. McNulty has been instrumental in helping to bring computer-based technology to basic science teaching in the medical curriculum at Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine. All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Kenneth Ruit, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology.



The University of North Dakota Department of Music is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of "Tempus Fugit," a Yamaha Performing Ensemble which is currently Percussion Ensemble in Residence at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa. Their recital is Monday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The group was established in 1993 and has quickly become one of the most sought after chamber ensembles in the country. "Tempus Fugit's" concerts and master classes are designed to expand the range of exposure to percussion music and to demonstrate the viability of the percussion ensemble as true chamber music.

The members of "Tempus Fugit" are Brett Dietz, Shawn Galvin, P.J. Gatch, R.J. Heid and Dennis Hoffmann. The quintet represents Yamaha (mallet instruments, drums and timpani), Zildjian (cymbals), Toca (drums), Innovative Percussion (mallets), and Calato (sticks).

For additional information, please contact the Music Department at 777-2644.

Gary Towne, Chair, Music Department.



The next meeting of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) discussion group will focus on the perils and pleasures of informal writing assignments. Jan Zahrly (Management) will begin the discussion by speaking on the topic, "Why I'm Assigning Journals Again (and Why I Gave Them up Before)." This session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union. Lunch will be provided (reservations must be received by Monday, Oct. 23, at noon). For more information or to sign up to attend, please call 777-3600 or respond by e-mail to joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu.

Joan Hawthorne, WAC Coordinator.



Robert Heinrikson, Distinguished Senior Scientist of Pharmacia Laboratories in Kalamazoo, Mich., will present a seminar titled "Aspartyl Proteases as Therapeutic Targets - From AIDS to Alzheimer's Disease" Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, Karl Christian Wold Bio-Information Learning Resources Center, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Following his seminar, Dr. Heinrikson and Rolf F. Kletzien, Director of Cell and Molecular Biology Protein Science at Pharmacia will discuss scientific life in the pharmaceutical industry with interested graduate students at 11 a.m. in Room 1917 of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is hosting this seminar and roundtable discussion. All interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

-- Jamie Foster, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.



Students from the Music Department will present "An Afternoon Musicale" on the Srur Piano in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library, Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. The students will play a wide variety of works for piano, clarinet and voice. The public is invited. There is no admission charge, and a reception will follow the program.

Gary Towne, Chair, Music Department.



The International Centre will hold Azarbaijan Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Sharon Rezac Anderson Cultural Room, International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The event is free and open to all.

International Centre.



Thirty-four works by internationally and nationally-known artists including Fritz Scholder, Georgie Papageorge and Barton Benes are on display for preview in the North Dakota Museum of Art until they are sold at the Autumn Art Auction gala evening Friday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

Museum Director Laurel Reuter will give a gallery talk on the art in the auction at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. The public is invited to attend. The Autumn Art Auction, sponsored by Dayton's Project Imagine, is open to the public. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

For more information, call 777-4195. You may also visit our web site at www.ndmoa.com.

North Dakota Museum of Art.



October is Physical Therapy month, and in celebration we are hosting a Benefit Halloween dance/party at the Eagles Club in East Grand Forks, Friday, Oct. 27, with all proceeds going to Parker Sebens (the three-year-old boy who lost his arms in a farm accident). This is open to the public to include the Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, and all surrounding rural communities from Grafton to Crookston to Larimore and beyond, and is hosted by all physical therapists in the area. The fun starts at 7 p.m. for children and adults with games and door prizes and then at 9 p.m. for adults only. During the adult session there will be music, games and a cash bar. There will be a free will donation at the door and a poster to sign for all who donate. This will be sent to the family after the festivities. If you are not able to attend the benefit, but wish to send a donation, it may be sent to Schawnn Decker, Physical Therapy, Box 9037. Checks should be made payable to "Parker Sebens Benefit Fund." the tax ID number is 456011750.

- Schawnn Decker, Physical Therapy.



A Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of paintings and monotypes by Michelle Lindblom will open Monday, Oct. 30, and run through Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Col. Eugene E. Meyers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. An artists reception will be held Friday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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



Following "The Beaded Universe-Strands of Culture," one of the most dazzling exhibits ever shown in the region, come two stunning exhibitions, one of contemporary Norwegian sculpture and installation, and a second exhibition of contemporary Scandinavian fiber work. Both exhibits will open at the North Dakota Museum of Art Saturday, Nov. 4, and will run through Jan. 15.

For further information, please call 777-4195. You may also visit our web site at www.ndmoa.com

North Dakota Museum of Art.



We are pleased announce a day of workshops and discussion sessions intended to explore the opportunities for incorporating service learning into the curriculum at UND. Scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9, the sessions will examine the concepts and techniques of service learning, focusing on ways of integrating community service into academic study. The sessions are open to all interested members of the faculty.

Leading the sessions will be Julie L. Plaut, Associate Director of Minnesota Campus Compact, from whose extensive experience UND can draw upon in establishing its own program.

The schedule follows:

9 to 11 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union, "Making Service Learning Work." A nuts and bolts discussion of techniques for teaching and coordinating courses with a service-learning component. Topics will include: course design, ways of integrating service learning into academic work, methods of evaluating student work, and ways of establishing ongoing community involvement.

Noon to 1 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union, "What is Service Learning?" A box lunch with an informal presentation of general concepts of service learning, its history, its potential benefits to the community, students, and the University.

4 to 5 p.m., 116 Merrifield Hall, Presentation focusing on way of introducing writing into courses with service learning components, especially composition and literature courses.

Please contact Martha Meek, English Department, 777-3321, or me at 777-4233, if you have any questions or comments.

Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development.



We are announcing our early plans for The Sixth Theatrical Event, in conjunction with the Department of Theatre Arts' production of "Hannah Free" by Claudia Allen, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2 and Dec. 7, 8, 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Burtness Theatre Box Office, 777-2587, two weeks in advance of production.

The Theatrical Event is scheduled for Dec. 7, 8, and 9, and "Hannah Free" playwright, Claudia Allen, will be in residence.

EVENT SCHEDULE: (all programs in Burtness Theatre)

Thursday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m. Symposium: "'Special Rights?' for Gay and Lesbian People"; Claudia Allen is featured in discussion with UND scholars and community leaders in the areas of religion, law, healthcare, 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 led by Allen. Free admission.

Saturday, Dec. 9, Post-show discussion led by Claudia Allen. She writes of her 1992 drama, "Hannah Free," 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."

A 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."

Ms. 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 newest play in Chicago. Allen teaches playwriting at several Chicago colleges and theatres.

Mary Cutler, Theatre Arts.




The North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) Program, a North Dakota University System program, seeks a qualified individual for the position of Project Director. The position is expected to be approximately 3/4 time on an annual basis with the salary negotiable. The anticipated start date is Jan. 1, 2001. The duties/responsibilities of the Project Director include the following:

1. Act as an advocate on behalf of science, engineering and mathematics research in North Dakota to the governor, legislature, the State Board of Higher Education, and to the federal congressional delegation.

2. Provide leadership and supervision for all ND EPSCoR programs and budgets. In this capacity the Project Director is responsible for written and oral reports to the Steering Committee and state and federal agencies.

3. Represent ND EPSCoR at EPSCoR coalition meetings, agency project directors' meetings, legislative appropriations committee hearings and other appropriate meetings and events.

4. Recruit and manage ND EPSCoR administrative staff.

5. Implement ND EPSCoR policies, procedures, and programs that improve the competitiveness of North Dakota's science, engineering, and math researchers for merit based grants from federal agencies.

6. Consult regularly with appropriate officials in federal agencies having EPSCoR and EPSCoR-like programs to build research and enhance infrastructure in North Dakota.

7. Organize and host ND EPSCoR State Conferences and Joint ND/SD EPSCoR State Conferences.

8. Lead the development, writing, and submission of the ND EPSCoR proposal due at NSF July 17, 2001.

The director should possess the following minimum qualifications:

1. Extensive experience in the preparation of proposals to NSF and/or other federal agencies.

2. Superior communication skills with the ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, the System office, elected officials, and federal agency personnel.

3. Administrative experience, especially involving budgets of some complexity.

4. Strong record of research productivity and graduate education.

5. Candidates must be a current faculty or academic staff member of either UND or NDSU.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and names of five (5) references to the ND EPSCoR Office, PO Box 9039, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Review of applications will begin November 21 and continue until the position is filled.

UND and NDSU are equal opportunity/affirmative action institutions.

- Carl Fox, Interim Chair, ND EPSCoR.



Nomination forms for USA TODAY's 2001 All-USA College Academic Team have been mailed to college presidents, deans, and honors program advisors across the country.

USA TODAY seeks undergraduates to hold up as representatives of all outstanding undergraduates as members of the 2001 All-USA College Academic Team. ACE is a co-sponsor of this annual program. Judges will consider grades, activities, leadership, and how students use their intellectual skills outside the classroom; most weight is given to the student's essay describing his or her most outstanding intellectual endeavor.

Students must be nominated by a professor. The postmark deadline for the nomination is Nov. 30. For more information, visit the USA TODAY website, allstars.usatoday.com; for a nomination form, call 800-872-5148.



The spring 2001 Time Schedule of Classes is available now on the UND web site, www.und.edu, under Registrar's Office.

The Time Schedule of Classes for spring 2001, to be used by departments for advising purposes, will be available for pickup in the reception area of the Office of the Registrar, beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24.

If you have questions, please call 777-2711.

Veriena Garver, Admissions and Records Officer, Office of the Registrar.



The Dakota Student has always recognized UND's faculty as a vital source for expertise in news reporting. Now we would like to include your opinions as well.

This school year we, the editors of the Dakota Student, would like to feature a "faculty guest column" approximately once or twice a month in our paper. Ideally we would like to feature a faculty member from a different college each time, and we ask that faculty remain flexible as student columns and letters to the editor may take precedence in some instances. We feel strongly that students and other readers of our publication would like to hear the opinions of faculty on student-related issues.

We encourage faculty to write columns between 500 and 600 words on a variety of topics that students would find interesting. Topics may concern simple observances of student life such as being on time for class, grading, etc. or larger topics that concern the student body. Please do not limit yourselves solely to these topics and we encourage you to include an element of fun in your columns.

Please submit proposals for column ideas or finished columns to us via e-mail at dstudent@sage.nodak.edu or stop by our office at 270 McCannel Hall. You may also contact our Managing Editor, Kris Kerzman at 777-2677 regarding faculty guest columns.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

The Dakota Student Editors.



The Outstanding Faculty Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the following individual and departmental awards:

* Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (individual)

* Outstanding Graduate/Professional Teaching (individual)

* Excellence in Teaching, Research/Creative Activity and Service - the "Faculty Scholar Award" (individual)

* Outstanding Faculty Development and Service (individual)

* Departmental Excellence in Teaching (department)

* Departmental Excellence in Service (department)

Nominations may be made electronically via the UND home page (www.und.edu) beginning Monday, Oct. 23. Paper nomination forms are also available at various locations around campus. Criteria for all six awards are listed on the nomination forms. Additional nomination forms are available from the Office of Instructional Development, 777-4998.

Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.



We are well into the middle of the semester, and faculty who are still considering the use of the SGID process for inviting midterm feedback from students should make plans for that as soon as possible. To request an SGID in your class, please contact Jana Hollands at jana_hollands@und.nodak.edu or 777-4998. For more information or for questions about the process, contact Joan Hawthorne at joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu

Joan Hawthorne, WAC Coordinator.




Gordon Kroeber, retired Assistant to the President for Facilities, died Oct. 5 in Altru Hospital. He was 77.

Gordon M. Kroeber was born June 12, 1923, in Napoleon, N.D. He graduated from Napoleon High School in 1941, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. He remained on active duty until 1945. A rated pilot, he served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard until 1968, when he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He earned a B.S. in Commerce in 1948, a Ph.B. in Engineering in 1949, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1950, all from UND. He married Margaret Mary Butler on June 18, 1948, in Cando, N.D.

Gordon joined the North Dakota Highway Department in 1950 as a draftsman and designer. In 1951, he moved to the Adjutant General's Office as an administrative assistant to the North Dakota Air National Guard and as an engineering advisor.

He returned to UND in 1957 to assume duties as superintendent of buildings and grounds, and was appointed assistant to the president for facilities in 1971. Margaret Mary Kroeber died Oct. 14, 1987. Gordon retired from the University in 1989.

"Gordon made a significant contribution to the growth of physical facilities at UND," said Tom Clifford, President Emeritus. "His engineering background and passion for detail and excellence influenced the design of buildings and landscaping in the years of major growth. For 20 years his impact was positive and creative."

"I first met Gordon in 1957 when I was moving the old World War II tin hutments to the site now known as the Swanson Complex," said LeRoy Sondrol, retired Assistant Vice President for Facilities Planning, Physical Plant. "I was quite impressed with him. At that time, George Starcher was president and the war veterans were coming to get their education under the GI bill. This was one of the largest growth periods the University had ever seen, and its facilities and infrastructure were not capable of handling the rapid influx of students. Gordon, being the engineer he was, understood the need for having workable utility systems that could handle the expanding demand for electricity, steam, water, sewer, gas and communication services to serve the University's needs. The electric distribution and steam plant had to be expanded very quickly. Gordon was instrumental in obtaining the WAPA (Western Area Power Association) allocation, allowing UND to purchase electricity at less than half the regular rate at the time. This contract is still in force today, and has saved the University and state millions of dollars.

"While Gordon and I didn't always agree on how a given task was to be accomplished and sometimes had different views on which project had priority, one could never question Gordon's loyalty to the University and the students. I learned a lot from him, valued his opinion, and consulted him on many occasions. Gordon was a gentleman. He loved to visit and had a great sense of humor. He was always game to get involved in a good clean prank such as the time we hid President Clifford's bicycle in his office with a clipboard taped to the handlebars, letting the President know we missed his "blue note" bike tours while he was on vacation. I feel richer for having known Gordon and enjoyed our many visits telling me about his family, which he loved so dearly."

"When I think of Gordon, I think of someone who loved his family and loved the University and what it stood for," said Shelly Kain, Project Monitor for Facilities. "He encouraged people to grow in their knowledge. His understanding of this campus and what made it tick was enormous. He was highly regarded and respected, and his opinion on engineering matters was sought by more than just University personnel. Gordon liked the simple things in life. One day when he came back to work after lunch, he said, 'Happiness is thinking you've eaten all the M&M's you put in your shirt pocket, and then finding one stuck down in the corner of the pocket.'"

He is survived by sons, Ross (Sandra), Woodbury, Minn., and Scott (Elizabeth), Grand Forks; daughters, Kerry (Bill) Marti, Grand Forks, Debra (Doug) Emerson, Bismarck, Patricia (Jerry) Palczewski, Scranton, N.D., and Kim (Tom) Buchholz, Fargo; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Vance (Cathryn), Las Vegas, and Wally (Blanche), Bismarck; and sisters, Lenore Steinhaus, Enderlin, N.D., and Virginia (Harold) Foltz, Upton, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kent, and his wife, Margaret Mary.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald, President Emeritus Tom Clifford, LeRoy Sondrol (Facilities, retired), and Shelly Kain (Facilities).




Are you ready for the Wednesday, Nov. 1, retirement of Badlands, Plains and Prairie? Do you still use Badlands, Plains or Prairie for e-mail or dial-up access to the UND modem pool? Do you still have PINE mail folders or files on the system that you want to keep? Do you need to switch your electronic mail list (e.g. Listserv) subscriptions to your new address? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may want to contact the UND Computer Center Help Desk at 777-2222 or cc_helpdesk@mail.und.nodak.edu for assistance. Act now before it's too late!

Computer Center.



The new 2000-01 UND Telephone Book/Directory is now available. Department copies may be purchased through the departmental charge system at the Bookstore. Other locations at which cash purchases may be made are the Memorial Union Information Desk on the main floor, the Wilkerson Convenience Store, and the Squires Convenience Store.

The 228-page book lists names, addresses, phone numbers, and, in many cases, email numbers of faculty and staff, and names, phone numbers, and addresses of students and much other information. The Directory, on sale for $1.25 per copy, is edited by the Office of University Relations and is compiled with information from a variety of sources.

-- Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.


Computer Center Says: "It's Here!"

Electron Mainframe Reports are available via the Web using PageCenter! PageCenter allows you to view, save, print, and retrieve electronic mainframe reports right at your desktop. Join us for PageCenter demonstrations Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 9, 10 or 11 a.m. in 361 Upson Hall II. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, Oct. 20, at 777-3062. For more information on how you can get PageCenter, call the Computer Center at 777-3062.

Computer Center.



Payroll checks should not be held in departments, and must be cashed within 90 days of payday or they are void. Employees should be encouraged to pick up their checks immediately, or the checks should be mailed to employees in a department envelope. Each department is responsible for ensuring that employees receive payroll checks. If you do not have a current address for the employee or the home address on the system is not valid, please forward the check immediately to the Payroll Office, Box 7127. Thank you.

-- Pat Hanson, Director of Payroll/Risk Management.



Effective Oct. 31, Wal-Mart will not longer accept Request for Payment/Speed Order System (SOS forms) or purchase orders from the University. Recently, Wal-Mart sent out a mailing informing many UND employees of this change and offered a pre-approved commercial charge account application form.

Rather than utilize the Wal-Mart card, it has been agreed between Purchasing and Wal-Mart to use the UND Visa purchasing card. If your department does a lot of business at Wal-Mart, and is interested in the UND Visa purchasing card, contact Allison in Accounting Services at 777-2968.

Linda Romuld, Director of Purchasing and Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager.



The FlexComp program open enrollment period for the plan year of Jan. 1, through Dec. 31, will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, to Friday, Dec. 29. During this time all benefitted employees will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit opportunity. This program helps employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars. Come to an informational meeting to see how this benefit can save you money.

You are invited to attend the meeting most convenient for you: Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 9 to 10 a.m., or from 2 to 3 p.m. in Swanson 16/18 of the Memorial Union. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to call me.

Heidi Strande, Payroll Office FlexComp Clerk, 777-4423.



Denim Day is coming! Oct. 25 is the last Wednesday of the month and that means you can wear your Denim Day button, pay your dollar, and enjoy wearing your casual duds in the middle of the week. All proceeds go to charity, as always. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I'll set you up with buttons and posters for your area.

Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services/University Relations, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.



The American Association of University Women will hold a used book sale at South Forks Plaza Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 29, from noon to 6 p.m.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Wanda Weir, AAUW.



Due to technical difficulties, there are several changes on entries in the UND faculty/staff student directory. Please make note of the following changes (page number in new directory at left).

40: Aadland, Sally A - Change home phone to 772-8520; change address to 2520 17th Ave S., Grand Forks, ND 58201; delete e-mail address

41: Adams, Darla J - Title change to Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program

Akinwande, Akindolapo - Add office phone 232-3241

Allen, M.D., Jon W - Add office and personal phone numbers, 777-3800 and 777-4712

42: Alm, Jeremy S - Delete Apt #3

Anderson, Donald W - Change room number to 112

43: Anvinson, Jeffrey L - Add personal extension phone number, 777-2509

Askim, Mary K - Change e-mail address to mary_askim@und.nodak.edu

44: Axtman, Steven C - Change e-mail address to steve_axtman@mail.und.nodak.edu

Backes, John S - Delete "Director, National Science Foundation"

Bailey, Palmer K - Add personal phone number 777-2131

Banman, Mary - Change title to Clinical Education Coordinator; Instructor, Pathology in Clinical Laboratory Science

46: Benson, Sylvia A - Add office phone umber, 795-8376; add home phone (701) 343-2900

Berthold, Karen A - Delete Apt A-16

Bibeau, Deborah E - Change title to Assistant Professor, Aerospace Studies (AFROTC)

Bilben, DeeAnn R - Change title to Library Associate, Access Services at Chester Fritz Library

Birger, C Judith - Change Building location to 2404 Circle Dr SE, Minot and delete Box 3000

Bjornseth, Doris M - Change title to Administrative Secretary

49: Brenamen, Tammy L - Delete second entry

Brokke, Kathleen R - Building and room should be O'Kelly 133-134

50: Bruce, Harold J - Delete first entry and change title on second entry to Technology Director

Buggert, Hanna J - Change home phone to (701) 787-0179

51: Byun, Hyunsoo - Add room number HFAC-241; add office phone, 777-2257, and personal phone, 777-3396; add e-mail hyunsoo_byun@und.nodak.edu

Camrud, Jill M - Change building to FPC-GF

Cariveau, Thomas B - Add Medical Education after Director, IPC, Year 1

52: Carolin Jr, Rob H - Change e-mail address to robert_carolin@mail.und.nodak.edu

Carolin, Kirsten A - Delete first entry

Chen, Jean C.J. - Add personal phone number, 777-3431

Chen, Tar-Pin - Delete second entry

54: Courtright, Jeffrey L - Add home phone, (701) 869-2636

Cultis, Terrance E (Jo) - Add entry: building: UP2-20; office phone, 777-3171, personal phone number, 777-3898, home phone, (701)772-1386; Software Trainer/Consultant, Computer Center; home address: 311 N 50th St, GF ND 58203; terry_cultice@mail.und.nodak.edu

57: Donaldson, Sandra M - Add building O'Kelly-133 and phone 777-4115

58: Drewes, Mary E H - Change title to Reference Librarian

Dvorak, Paulette J - Change title to Head, Access Services

Dwyer, Krissy - Add home phone, (701) 775-6345

59: Egeland, Shawn L - Change building to Biomedical Research Facility-102; Change e-mail to segeland@medicine.nodak.edu

Einhorn, Jeffrey M - change home phone to (701) 777-6516

60: Erickson, Ellen S - Delete "Administrative Officer, Office of the Provost"

Evans, Julie A - Delete "Associate General Counsel, School of Law

62. Fox, Carl A - Change room to Twamley Hall 105; add office phone 777-4280

65: Grasso, Heather R - Add office phone 777-4849

69: Heckrodt, Maike - Delete first entry

71: Hoerner, Robert L - Add e-mail address hoerner@aero.und.edu

73: Islam, Muhammed Hadiul - delete second entry

77. Keller, Brenda F - Add personal office phone, 777-2663

Khalifa, Yaser - Spouse name should be (Halah Mahfouz)

Kurz, Marc D - Delete spouse name

Larson, Don G - Add room number SMHS-1118

Larson, Mary L - delete second entry

Mallow, Gail E - Add office phone, 253-3802

90: Mickelsen, Kirk A - change e-mail to kirk_mickelsen@und.nodak.edu

Mindeman, Jay A - add personal office phone, 777-6370

93: Nelson, Berly - delete entry

95: O'Donnell, Sheryl R - delete first entry

96: Olson, Michael - change title to General Manager

99: Pinkerton, A Louise - change building room to HFAC-252

102: Reller, Steve G - delete second entry

103: Robertson, Dureanna A - change room number to AC-II-138

104: Routier, Sandie - delete "Lou"

Rude, Becky K - change office personal phone to 777-3002 (not 777-3751)

105: Sakalla, Khalil A - change department to University Counseling Center

106: Sargent, Jennifer A - add office phone, 777-4337

Satyan, Santosh N - add office phone, 777-3637

107: Schlosser, Isaac J - delete entry

Scholand, Frances J - delete second entry

108: Shabb, Cynthia H - change office phone to 777-2784 and personal office phone to 777-2944

Shaft, Susie B - delete second entry

Sharma, Ramesh - delete first entry; add personal office phone, 777-5194

Sharma, Sushil Kumar - change building to Edwin James Research Facility

109: Skarsten, Linda M - add spouse name (Gene)

110: Sobhan, Rumman - change title to Graduate Research Assistant; change office phones from 777-3580 to 777-4107 and 777-2936 to 777-3580

Solberg, Bonnie L - delete spouse name; add building and room, Memorial Union-316; add office phone, 777-3926

111: Spaeth, Janet L - delete second entry

Sporbert, Wanda K - delete second entry

112: Stone, Kirk - add building at 2404 Circle Dr SE, Jamestown, ND 58401

113: Streifel Reller, Judy A - delete second entry

Strom, Brian P - change building room to HSC-171

Swanson, Susan A - delete Adjunct Professor of Marketing

115: Thompson, Cynthia J - change e-mail to cynthia_thompson@und.nodak.edu

Thorp, Burt M - change building to O'Kelly-129; change phone 777-2787 to 777-2613

119: Wettersten, Kara - delete first entry

120: Williams, Salwa A - delete entry

121: Wrenn, William J - change e-mail to william_wrenn@und.nodak.edu

122: Yates, Rhett - delete first entry

Yoder, Sherri-Lee - add office phone, 777-2746

Youngerman, George M - add office phone, 772-8502




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


The Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship Program provides short-term fellowships of 1-3 months with monthly stipends of $1,000 and access to the collections at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA. Grants support scholars working in the history of the book in American culture, in the American 18th century, in American literary studies, and in studies that draw upon the Society 's preeminent collections of graphic arts, newspapers, and magazines. Eligible applicants must hold a Ph.D. or be doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research. Contact: Caroline Sloat, 508/755-5221; csloat@mwa.org; http://www.americanantiquarian.org/acafellowship.htm#short. Deadline: 1/15/01.

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The Foundation was established under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the purpose of promoting mutual understanding and friendship on the international scene. A broad range of programs support fellowships, research, publications, language instruction, library materials acquisition, art exhibitions, and travel to further the goals of cross- cultural understanding between Japan and the U.S. Deadlines: Vary with program, generally ranging from 11/1 to 12/1 each year. Contact: 212/489-0299; http://www.jpf.go.jp/.

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NIMH and the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Office of Research on Women's Health provide support for studies relevant to eating disorders. Appropriate projects include neuroscience, epidemiology, etiology, treatment, services research, and prevention of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder), and their comorbidity with other dental/craniofacial, medical, and psychiatric disorders. Other areas of interest are listed in the program announcement available on the NIH website at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-96-064.html. Standard research grants (R01), education project (R25), and small grants (R03) will be awarded. Deadlines: 10/1 annually (R25); Standard NIH deadlines (all others). Contact: Harold Goldstein, Eating Disorders Program, 301-443-4140; hg11p@nih.gov.

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The Rural Development Program funds research and conferences on understanding forces affecting rural areas and for designing new approaches to rural development. Research awards are not likely to exceed a total budget (including indirect costs) of $200,000 for 3-4 years of support. Support for a limited number of conferences will be considered for partial or, if modest, total support. Eligible applicants include: State agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, Federal agencies, national laboratories, private organizations, corporations, and individuals. Deadline: 12/15/00. Contact: Mark Bailey, Program Director, 202/401-1898; mbailey@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/nri.

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Horton Research Grants support research projects in hydrology and water resources, with the goal of fostering graduate student research leading to completion of doctoral dissertations. Appropriate topics may be in hydrology (including physical, chemical, or biological aspects) or water resources policy sciences (including economics, systems analysis, sociology, and law). Eligible applicants are Ph.D. candidates in institutions of higher education. Two awards of $10,000 each are given annually. Acceptable budget items might include, but are not limited to: living costs, research costs such as laboratory supplies, computer time, or field instrumentation; travel costs to field sites and/or one technical symposium; and book purchases. Deadline: 3/1/01. Contact: Wynetta Singhateh, 202/777-7515, wsinghateh@agu.org; http://www.agu.org.

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The sponsor provides support for Investigator-Initiated Research Projects to explore topics of relevance to state or local criminal justice policy or practice with potential for informing policy and practice on a national basis, and proposals that fill important gaps in development of key areas of scientific knowledge. Violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking research proposals, and policing research and evaluation proposals are to be submitted under this solicitation. Partnerships and collaboration between researchers and practitioners is encouraged. Grants generally range from less than $100,000 to $300,000 and occasionally more. Deadlines: 12/17/00 (Letter of Intent), 1/17/01 (Proposals). Contact: NCJRS, Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; 800/851-3420; http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles1/nij/sl000442.txt.

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Contemporary Issues Fellowships provide support to U.S. research organizations and institutions to host pre-doctoral and post- doctoral scholars from the Newly Independent States (NIS) for 3 or 4-month fellowships for research in contemporary issues. Institutions will work collaboratively with fellows, have them assist in research, teach classes in their field of expertise, engage in panel discussions or take part in any function where the fellows' academic, governmental, public, or international experience may be used as a research/educational tool. The main categories for this program include: sustainable growth and development of NIS economies in transition; democratization, human rights, and the rule of law; political, military, security, and public policy issues; strengthening civil society; and communications revolution and access to information. Contact: 1616 H Street, N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; cif@irex.org; http://www.irex.org/programs/ci/fsaci-app.htm. Deadline: 4/1/01. Short-Term Travel Grants support brief visits to the countries of Central/Eastern Europe, and the Newly Independent States of Eurasia, Mongolia, Turkey, and Iran for projects in the humanities and social sciences. Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Grants of up to $3,000 will be made. Deadline: 2/1/01. Contact: http://www.irex.org/programs/stg/stg-app.htm; see above for other contacts.

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AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowships are designed to provide a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrate the value of science-government interaction, and bring technical backgrounds and external perspectives to the decision-making process in government. Fellows spend one year working at Federal agencies or with Congress on an array of projects, providing technical input. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral level degree in science, engineering, or selected other fields; however, persons having a master's degree with at least 3 years of post-degree experience may also apply. Fellowships are available for positions at the following Federal agencies or offices: U.S. Departments of State and Defense, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Agency for International Development, National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture and Capitol Hill. One-year stipends generally start at $48,000 plus relocation expenses. Contact: 202/326-6700; science_policy@aaas.org; http://fellowships.aaas.org/application.htm. Deadline: 1/10/01.

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The NIDA supports research exploring the origins of and pathways to drug abuse and addiction. Of particular interest are multidisciplinary, integrative, and developmental approaches. Researchers are encouraged to use biological, socio-cultural, psychological, and developmental perspectives in both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies to investigate origins of and pathways to drug abuse. Multifactorial and multidimensional research is needed to determine: the interactions and cumulative impact of factors from the various domains; the role of intermediary factors and processes; the interaction of predispositional and protective factors, processes, and systems; and the various potential stages and transitions of drug involvement. The following mechanisms will be used: R01, R03, R21, P01, P30, P50, and P60. Deadlines: 2/1/01, 6/1/01, 10/1/01. Contact : Meyer D. Glantz, 301/443-6543; mg115g@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-168.html.

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The goal of the Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award (FIRCA) is to facilitate collaborative research between U.S. biomedical scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in the developing world as well as in Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union. Awards are made to the U.S. applicant institution to support a collaborative research project that will be carried out mainly at the foreign collaborator's research site. All biomedical and behavioral research topics supported by the NIH are eligible for inclusion under this program. The R03 award mechanism will be used to provide $32,000/year for up to 3 years. Deadlines: 11/15/00, 3/25/01, 7/25/01. Contact: Kathleen Michels, 301/496-1653; FIRCA@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-008.html.

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The NATO Science Programme supports international collaboration between scientists from NATO and member countries of the Euro- Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC). The following countries are EAPC countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Support for collaboration is channeled through a range of different mechanisms or activities designed to create enduring links between researchers in different countries and to stimulate cooperation which is essential to progress in science, with the objective of contributing to overall stability and peace. Science Fellowships allow scientists of Partner- countries to study in NATO countries, and vice-versa; a few Science Fellowships are available in some countries for NATO-country scientists to study in other NATO countries. Contact: Tel 32-2-707-41-11; fax 32-2-707-42-32; or the NATO web site at http://www.nato.int/science/info.htm#structure. Deadlines, award durations, and amounts vary with the program and countries involved with the collaborations.

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Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research support research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental U.S. and Canada. Applications are accepted from new investigators or graduate students for research on mas-ter's or doctoral dissertations. Grants rarely exceed $2,000. They are intended for such extra costs as travel, tapes, films, and informants' fees, but not for general maintenance or the purchase of books or permanent equipment. Deadline: 3/1/01. Contact: 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387; eroach@amphilsoc.org; http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/.

The John Clarke Slater Fellowship provides support for a doctoral dissertation in the history of the 20th-century physical sciences. Eligible applicants are candidates for the doctorate in the U.S. and persons in doctoral degree programs abroad proposing to spend the fellowship year in association with an American institution. Deadline: 12/1/00. Contact: See Above.

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Pfizer/AGS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research on Health Outcomes in Geriatrics provide support for young physicians who wish to pursue original research in geriatrics at U.S. medical schools. For the purposes of the program, outcomes research is defined as the study of functional states, impairments, perceptions, and social opportunities influenced by disease, injury, treatment, or health policy, including etiology, diagnosis, and intervention. Research may address clinical strategies and effectiveness, innovative outcome measures, and quality of life. Eligible applicants must have an M.D. or D.O., and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Support of $65,000/year will be provided for 2 years. Deadline: 12/1/00. Contact: Project Administrator, Promeda, 300 Interpace Parkway, Morris Corporate Center I, Building B, Parsippany, NJ 07054; 908/252- 1044; http://www.physicianscientist.com/pdf2001/fhabrochure.pdf.

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


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