University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Faculty members invited to participate in Winter Commencement Dec. 19

November 14, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

I invite members of the faculty to participate in UND’s Winter Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 19. Two ceremonies will be held and faculty members are encouraged to march in academic regalia in one or both events. If you have questions about academic regalia, please contact Jennifer Jensik at the University Bookstore by calling 777.2109. [...]

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Events»

Doctoral examination is Nov. 25 for Lenetta Choate, Educational Leadership

The doctoral examination for Lenetta Choate, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 25 in 104 Education. The dissertation title is: The Influence of Priming on College Students’ Financial Valuation of Art. Dr. Jeffrey Sun (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair. The public is [...]

Doctoral examination is Nov. 25 for Ashley Fink, Microbiology

The doctoral examination for Ashley Fink, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Microbiology, is set for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 25 in room 3933, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is: Goose-derived IgY: A Potential Therapeutic Antibody for the Treatment of Infectious Disease. David Bradley (Microbiology) is the committee [...]

‘The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical’ runs Nov. 28-29, Dec. 4-6

The Empire Theatre Company will present The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. each night at the Empire Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and Empire members, and they can be purchased weekdays at 701. 746.5500 or anytime at www.empireartscenter.com. With music [...]

Doctoral examination is Dec. 1 for Mary Fontes, Educational Leadership

The doctoral examination for Mary Fontes, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 1 in room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is: Understanding Somali Women Refugee Students’ Lives and Program Decisions at Two-Year Colleges: a Narrative Approach. Margaret Healy (Educational Leadership) is the [...]

Announcements»

Stone Soup Award winners announced

Caryl and Ben Lester with Stable Days Youth Ranch were named outstanding community partner at the annual Stone Soup Awards Program hosted by the Center for Community Engagement Nov. 20. Other awards recognizing community-university academic partnerships between faculty, students, departments, and the community were presented. The Engaged Department Award was presented to the Department of [...]

Physics colloquium postponed

Unfortunately, the Physics colloquium speaker for Friday, Nov. 21, had to postpone due to family illness. The colloquium has been rescheduled for Friday, April 24. – Yen Lee Loh, assistant professor, Physics & Astrophysics, 777.2912, yenlee.loh@UND.edu.

Student Account Services and Parking Services will be closed from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4

Student Account Services and Parking Services will be closed from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, for a team building event. Please contact us with any questions at 777.3911 or 777.3551. *Temporary parking permits may be purchased online at UND.edu/student-life/parking. Thank you. — Student Account Services and Parking Services.

Thank You! 2014 Live UNiteD Campaign concludes – return pledge forms now

Thank you to faculty, staff, and students for providing strong support to this year’s UND United Way campaign. The 2014 UND campaign officially ended on Nov. 7. If you still have pledge forms or campaign packets that have not been returned, please send them to United Way at UND Stop 7086. United Way of Grand [...]

Research»

Researchers sought for prospective Honeywell partnership

There is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and Honeywell Corporation wants to seek a share of the $19.4 million dollars with UND. Murray Cooper from Honeywell wants to develop what he calls “Tiger Teams” to discuss our respective strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest, to see if there is enough [...]

Pre-proposals due Nov. 26 for NSF programs in building innovation capacity, integrative partnerships, and biological field stations

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcements which allow UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible at barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280. Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) #14-610 [...]

Pre-proposals due Nov. 14 for NSF programs in research instrumentation and scalable nanomanufacturing

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcements which allow UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible at barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280. Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) #15-504 The Major [...]

ND Water Resources Research Institute fellowship applications due Nov. 26

The North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute invites applications for its 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship program. NDSU and University of North Dakota graduate students who are conducting or planning research in water resources may apply for fellowships of varying duration, ranging from three months to one year. Fellowship award typically range from $800 to $1,000 [...]

In the News»

Birgit Hans receives award

Danke schön, or “thank you,” is the gesture behind the University of North Dakota’s Birgit Hans recently being honored with the “Friends of the German American Partnership Program (GAPP)” award from a local high school. This award is presented by Grand Forks Central High School’s GAPP and is a testament to Hans’ work with the local German exchange [...]

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. holds annual shareholders meeting at EERC

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCQB: MEEC), a market leader in mercury control systems for the coal-fired power industry, held an Annual Meeting of Shareholders Nov. 18 at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota. During the meeting, shareholders gathered to vote to reelect board members and other measures that [...]

Forensic Team brings home multiple wins

The Forensic Team is bringing home multiple wins. With the season only a third complete, the team has already competed in four tournaments and won top prizes in three of those tournaments. At the first two tournaments earlier in the year, Natasha Puetz, Wyndmere, N.D.;  Benjamin Olson, Fargo; and Thomas Muscha, Harvey, N.D.; won prizes [...]

UND joins partnership to offer better choices for students

UND will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a three-year commitment to make its campus healthier by adopting guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming. PHA works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier. This initiative will impact nearly 15,000 [...]

Bulletin Board»

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, is holiday

Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day, will be observed as a holiday by the University. Only those employees designated by their supervisor are required to work on this holiday.

Chester Fritz Library posts Thanksgiving holiday hours

Chester Fritz Library hours for the Thanksgiving holiday follow. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving Day), closed Friday, Nov. 28, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 1- 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. – midnight Monday, Dec. 1 , extended fall hours begin, 7:45 a.m. – [...]

Law Library posts Thanksgiving hours

The Law Library will have the following schedule for Thanksgiving: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, closed Friday, Nov. 28, 8 .a.m-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 – Sun., Nov. 30, closed

Library of the Health Sciences lists Thanksgiving holiday hours

Library of the Health Sciences hours for the Thanksgiving holiday are listed below: ― Wednesday, Nov. 26 – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ― Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 – closed ― Friday, Nov. 28 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ― Saturday, Nov. 29 – 1 to 5 p.m. ― Sunday, Nov. 30 – 1 p.m. to midnight If you have [...]

In Remembrance»

Remembering Elaine Metcalfe, TRIO Programs

Elaine Annette Metcalfe, former Director of TRIO Programs, passed away Sept. 16, 2014, in Grand Forks. Elaine was born in Seattle, Washington, to Emil and Ann [Oswell] Metcalfe. Her early years were spent there, until the family returned to the Turtle Mountain area of North Dakota to live on a farm north of Dunseith. She [...]

Remembering Peter Coe, retired Chief of Police

Peter A. Coe, retired Chief of Police and United States Army (retired) of Grand Forks, died Sept. 12, 2014,  at Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. He was 83. Peter Ashbrook Coe was born Nov. 4, 1930, to Letcher Coe and Jean (Kelley) Marsh in Bronxville, N.Y.  After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. [...]

Remembering Lu Dudgeon

Lu Ann Mahrer –Dudgeon was born Oct. 15, 1956, in Park River, N.D., to Lorenz and Verna (Martinson) Mahrer. She grew up in Park  River and graduated from Park River high school. She graduated from UND in 1979 majoring in Home Economics. She married Mark Dudgeon in East Grand Forks on Oct. 27, 1980. She [...]

Remembering Elmer Schmiess

Elmer Gottfried Schmiess, 91, of Grand Forks passed away Sept. 11, 2014. Elmer was born March 1, 1923 in Munich, N.D., to Gottfried and Mary (Steinley) Schmiess. He married Dorothy Meyer on July 11, 1951. They celebrated 62 blessed years of marriage until Dorothy passed away six months ago. Elmer was devoted to his family [...]

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