University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From President Schafer: UND budget planning information and steps

February 10, 2016 • Category: Lead Story

Dear Campus Community: The following information was distributed to Vice Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs and Directors.  I wanted to make sure that all faculty and staff are aware of this communication. Ed Schafer President TO:                       Vice Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs, AVPs and Directors FROM:                  Ed Schafer, President SUBJECT:             UND Budget Planning—Additional Information and Steps DATE:                   [...]

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Presidential candidates will meet with staff members

Staff Senate has been given the opportunity to meet with each of the semi-finalists of the Presidential Search that have been invited to campus in the next few weeks.  We would like to open up this opportunity to all staff on-campus.  This is our chance as staff to meet each of the candidates and ask [...]

Tickets on sale now for Feb. 25 Founders Day banquet

The 2016 Founders Day banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. with music provided by Penumbra. The banquet starts at 6 p.m. Founders Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the legislation establishing the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, the [...]

Spring 2016 Career Fair set for Feb. 10, 11

Mark your calendar! Career Services at the University of North Dakota will host the Spring 2016 Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10 and 11. Staff and faculty are asked to consider adding this event to your spring semester course syllabus and encourage your students to attend. • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11 [...]

Faculty and professional academic advisor workshop is Feb. 11

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl for a faculty academic advisor and professional academic advisor development and education session featuring a presentation and discussion on the role of guiding students in career advising /development in academic advising. Students often desire more than just [...]


University Senate agenda items due Feb. 18 for March 3 meeting

The University Senate will meet Thursday, March 3, at 4:05 p.m. in Education, Room 113. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Thursday, Feb. 18. They may be submitted electronically to It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted. — Marci [...]

Collaborative governance study group to commence

Last fall, as part of discussions about a faculty senate, our campus conducted a vigorous and thoughtful discussion about collaborative governance and leadership. At this important time of transition, the University Senate and Provost DiLorenzo would like to continue that conversation through a third seminar on collaborative governance (modeled on the faculty study seminars offered [...]

Latest campus news is at und/news

Check out the latest news and feature stories at the digital news center. This week’s stories include: Homegrown theatre: UND Theatre Arts to celebrate local stagecraft with original works by students Feb. 17-20 in the Burtness Lab on campus. Inspiring futures: The UND College of Engineering & Mines, along with the Society of Women Engineers, [...]

Pearl I. Young Scholarship available to women in STEM fields

We have a funding opportunity for female undergraduate STEM students, called the Pearl I. Young scholarship. The deadline has been extended to March 1, 2016. A summary of the Pearl I. Young Scholarship: The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium has established the prestigious Pearl I. Young Space Grant Award for a female student at the [...]


Student applications due March 3 for ND EPSCoR Advanced Undergraduate Research Program

The ND EPSCoR Advanced Undergraduate Research (AURA) program at UND provides undergraduate students with opportunities to experience research in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines normally supported by NSF at a point in their college careers when they need to make important decisions about their future. Student applications are due by noon March 3. [...]

Research ND proposal deadlines are Feb. 19 and May 20

The Division of Research & Economic Development is pleased to announce to research faculty that the Research North Dakota (RND) program has received appropriations from the North Dakota legislature and is again accepting applications for all of its programs, including Venture Grants for the 2015-2017 biennium. The next deadline for proposal submission is Feb. 19.  There [...]

ND EPSCoR/IDeA State Conference set for April 19

Save the date. The ND EPSCoR/IDeA 2016 State Conference will be held on April 19 at the Alerus Center. The conference, hosted by the ND EPSCoR office at UND, will include an undergraduate and graduate student poster session. Please notify all interested STEM students to prepare for abstract submissions. The agenda and other pertinent information [...]

ND EPSCoR doctoral dissertation assistantship applications due May 5

ND EPSCoR is accepting proposals for doctoral dissertation assistantships. The assistantships are designed to increase the completion rate of Ph.D. students enrolled in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines at North Dakota’s two research-intensive universities, and to increase the number of competitive proposals submitted by faculty to the National Science Foundation. Applications must [...]

In the News»

Heidi Czerwiec wins top honors for writing from ‘The Baltimore Review’

Associate Professor of English Heidi Czerwiec was recently named the winner of the health-themed Baltimore Review Winter 2016 Contest for her piece “Nervous Systems.” The Baltimore Review is a literary journal, featuring creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry submissions and pieces. The Baltimore Review release new issues online quarterly, in addition to annual print editions. “I [...]

Collin Hanson named national nonprofit student leader of the year

University of North Dakota student Collin Hanson draws on his small-town roots when it comes to making big-time progress toward his goals. Hanson, a native of Sheyenne, N.D., was recognized as the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s national Student Leader of the Year at a gathering last month in Houston. The award is presented each year to [...]

Online education programs recognized for affordability

OnlineU ranks the University of North Dakota No. 21 in its 2016 list of most affordable online colleges. UND was selected because it offers more than 50 online programs. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association, UND’s online programs are offered in areas such as Education, Engineering, Social [...]

UND debate team lone Midwest team at Washington, D.C., tourney

Four debaters from the Forensics Team (speech and debate) will travel to a national parliamentary debate tournament on Feb. 5-6 in Washington, D.C. American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Values & Capitalism project and Colorado Christian University is hosting the 2016 Values & Capitalism NPDA Invitational Tournament at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. The [...]

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Feb. 15, Presidents Day, is holiday

Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents Day, will be observed as a holiday by the University. Only those employees designated by their supervisors are required to work on this holiday.

Chester Fritz Library posts hours for Presidents Day weekend

Chester Fritz Library hours for the 2016 Presidents Day weekend are: Friday, Feb 12, 7:30 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, closed Monday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m. – midnight Tuesday, Feb. 16, regular semester hours resume, 7:30 a.m. – midnight.

Law Library posts Presidents Day hours

The Law Library will be closed Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

Memorial Union posts hours for Presidents Day weekend

Memorial Union hours for the 2016 Presidents Day weekend are: Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

In Remembrance»

Remembering Luverne Holweg

Luverne J. Holweg, retired custodian, Grand Forks, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 in Lutheran Sunset Nursing Home in Grafton, N D. He was 80. Luverne Jack Holweg was born on Feb. 17, 1935 in Lisbon, N.D. to Carl and Amanda (Barnowsky) Holweg. He moved to Grand Forks and married Marcella “Marcy” French in [...]

Remembering Loraine Olson

Loraine J. Olson, retired employee of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She was 72. Loraine Jean Jenson was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Minot to Oscar and May (McFarlen) Jenson. She was raised and educated in Minot and graduated [...]

Remembering Glinda Crawford

Glinda Crawford, Professor Emerita of Sociology, passed away Jan. 13, 2016, at home in Kirksville, Missouri, surrounded by her family. She was 67. Glinda was born on Sept. 7, 1948 in Kirksville to Jack and Dorothy (Brenz) Bloskovich. She attended Kirksville Senior High School, graduating in 1966. On Dec. 30, 1966, she married the love [...]

Remembering Bill Boehle

William “Bill” Boehle, Professor Emeritus of Music, died Dec. 5 in Florida. He was 96. Bill Boehle was born July 1, 1919 in Waxahachie, Texas, to W.R. and Ruby (Connaly) Boehle. He loved music, and began playing piano at age 7. He graduated from Waxahachie High School and Riverside Military Academy. He earned his way [...]