University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Dave Sundine is March U-Shine recipient

Staff Senate is proud to announce the March U Shine Award recipient is Dave Sundine from Facilities, Electronics. Dave was nominated by Frank Argenziano. Dave was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President Kristi Swartz.

This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of his or her way to make UND a better place.

Here is an excerpt of what was said about Dave: When we have had an urgent need for installation or maintenance of the electronic security or building monitoring systems, Dave has always been available to take care of the problem. The last week of December 2011, however, has really shown his dedication to his job and to the university.

Aerospace is in the process of building a new hangar/office complex at Flight Operations, with the goal of occupancy before the end of the year. As the deadline approached a vendor supply issue arose with the connection of the building monitoring and security system tie-in to campus. Without this, the building inspector would not give us a certificate of occupancy. To make matters worse, we had to move several aircraft out of a rented hangar before the end of the year, or face significant storage costs. When I contacted Dave he stepped in and took the lead, coordinating the efforts of Telecommunications, the building contractor, Facilities and the city building inspector to make a temporary fix to the problem. On Friday afternoon, December 30, Dave called me and said the systems were up and running, the building inspector was happy, and the building was ours. If Dave hadn't taken it upon himself to find a solution, we would have had several million dollars worth of aircraft parked in the snow, which we certainly weren't looking forward to.

All UND staff members are eligible to receive this award. Nominations can be submitted through the Staff Senate web site at; forms are available at UND Facilities, Dining Services and the Memorial Union Post Office. Nominations must be received by the 15th monthly.

-- Staff Senate, 777-4358,

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