University Letter Issue: Volume 47, Number 29: March 10, 2010
Top Stories
President and First Lady invite Larimore area community to "Coffee with the Kelleys"
March 11 faculty forum will focus on planning for research and economic development
Events to Note
Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies hosts Chinese legal scholar Zhiyuan Guo as Visiting Fellow March 9-11
Spring yoga classes begin March 9
Global Visions Film Series continues with "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers"
Breakfast Burrito Sale set for Wednesday
IPPL to host disaster and ethics discussion March 10
Daniel Reetz talk on the politics of digital books is March 11
Liberia Culture Night is March 11
Physics colloquium is March 12
Special Denim Day for Chile earthquake survivors is March 12
"Why" radio show to discuss humanities in America
Eric Sevareid and the philosophy of journalism is the subject of the next Why? radio show
Tower Cafe will hold Writers Conference crash course
Chemistry hosts 3rd Annual Air Pollution Workshops for high school students
Center for Rural Health sponsors health career awareness activities
Deadline for Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe Entrepreneur endowment proposals is March 22
Strength-based leadership course begins March 23
Writers Conference to include World Poetry Reading
UND to host MBA open house in partnership with UMC
Student Success Center offers study skills help sessions
Opportunities for local writers abound at 41st UND Writers Conference
"St. Bette's" continues through March 20
Transfer Getting Started program to take place April 10
Enrollment Services will hold open house for prospective students April 17
College teams across region invited to enter UND Entrepreneurship Challenge
MADLaT hosts its 2010 conference
Announcements
A new University Letter is on the way
Major building expansion projects under way at the EERC
Children's Center awarded grant
Green is the common theme for Graduate School Dean's Lecture series
UND announces summer research opportunities in climate change for undergrad students
Campus Connection online payment available for faculty and staff
University Police address traffic issue
Faculty can receive feedback on teaching with SGID
Photos of N.D. veterans and service members sought
Law Library spring break hours listed
Library of the Health Sciences spring break hours listed
International Centre spring break hours listed
Museum announces spring break hours
Writers Conference brochures available at Merrifield
Staff Senate announces March U-Shine winner
Culinary Corner classes listed
Museum Cafe lists weekly menu
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Leading helicopter company honors Aerospace for excellence in pilot training
Top Stories
President and First Lady invite Larimore area community to "Coffee with the Kelleys"
President Robert Kelley and First Lady Marcia Kelley will hold "Coffee with the Kelleys," at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the Larimore Senior Center. Larimore area community members are invited. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

"Coffee with the Kelleys" has become a popular and important way for the Kelleys to interact with folks in an informal, relaxed setting. Bob and Marcia want to hear from you. Bring your comments and questions and visit in a casual town hall setting.
March 11 faculty forum will focus on planning for research and economic development
The Division of Research and Economic Development, as part of their strategic planning process, is holding a series of faculty forums that will provide critical input into the development of a strategic plan for the Division.

The final two forums, set for Thursday, March 11 and Wednesday, April 21, will provide faculty an opportunity to have input into identifying the important questions in their disciplines and the strengths that UND has to address them. Outlining a vision for the future will be critical; we do not want to have a plan that will just maintain the status quo. Although each session has a major area of disciplinary emphasis, we hope to have broad interdisciplinary participation at every forum. While we will invite key people, such as department chairs, to specific forums, every session is open to faculty from any department. Faculty who participate will be eligible for a drawing at each forum, with the prize being a stipend of up to $2,000 for travel related to research or scholarly work.

These will be professionally facilitated forums. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided at no cost to participants. Pre-registration will be required to ensure we have enough food for everyone.

The information derived from these forums will be an important part of the information used in the development of a draft strategic plan for the Division of Research and Economic Development, and more generally, for the entire research enterprise at UND. This plan will be posted on the Division's web site for your feedback before it is finalized and submitted to the President.

Schedule of Sessions:
March 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Social and Behavioral Sciences for the 21st Century, Hilton Garden Inn
April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Creative and Scholarly Work in the Arts and Humanities for the 21st Century, Hilton Garden Inn

For more information, contact the Vice President for Research and Economic Development office at 777-6736 or vpr@mail.und.edu .
Events to Note
Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies hosts Chinese legal scholar Zhiyuan Guo as Visiting Fellow March 9-11
The UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies (CHRGS) will host Zhiyuan Guo, a highly respected legal scholar and judge from the People's Republic of China.

Guo, an attorney, chief arbitrator, professor and director of the Center for Law Application at Anhui University, is scheduled to be on campus for five days as a Visiting Fellow with the Center. He is known for his comparative law research on the theory and practice of alternative dispute resolution and human rights.

"In trying to understand how China can learn and adopt beneficial systems from U.S. legal theory and practice, Guo represents an important human rights link between the American and Chinese legal systems," said Gregory Gordon, UND law professor, CHRGS director. "From what he learns here, he seeks to make a persuasive case in his own country for advancement of human rights protections. We are honored to have him here as a Visiting Fellow."

The schedule of events is as follows:
Tuesday, March 9, 2 to 3:15 p.m., 313 Merrifield Hall
- During the "Modern Chinese History" class of Colleen Berry, assistant professor, Guo will guest lecture on current Chinese legal trends.

Wednesday, March 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Baker Courtroom, School of Law
- Guo and Enru Wang, director of the UND Peace Studies Program, will conduct a roundtable with students on human rights issues in China.
- 7 p.m., Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room - Guo lectures on "Learning to Advance Human Rights and Alternative Dispute Resolution in China." The event is free and open to the public. He will provide an insider's view of human rights problems in China and discuss how alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation between disputing parties, can promote important rights, including the right to remain silent and to be safe in the workplace.

Thursday, March 11, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., School of Law, Baker Court Room
- Guo will participate in a panel discussion with American Indian and United States legal scholars titled "What Does Harmony Have To Do With It? Comparing Cultural World Views in China, American Indian Country, and the United States through the Prism of Alternative Dispute Resolution."

In addition to Guo, the panel will feature Keith Richotte, UND law professor, tribal judge, and member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, ND; and Professor Kristine Paranica, Director, UND Conflict Resolution Center and Law Faculty of ADR and Mediation. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Gordon.

"It will be extremely valuable for our campus and community to understand how Chinese legal philosophy is so different from our own but in many ways similar to that of the Native American legal tradition," said Gordon. "With professors Guo, Richotte and Paranica, we have some of the top experts in their field. And there could not be a more fascinating context in which to discuss our legal differences than the field of human rights."

Guo is a 2009-2010 Humphrey Fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School and Human Rights Center. The Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright program sponsored by the U.S. State Department, brings accomplished mid-career professionals from selected developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for a year of professional development and related academic study and cultural exchange.

For more information, contact Gregory Gordon, UND assistant professor of Law, director, Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, at 777-2262 or gordon@law.und.edu .
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, Juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571
Spring yoga classes begin March 9
Yoga classes begin March 9 and continue until the end of the semester. There will be no classes during Spring Break. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Fees are $10 drop-in, $65 for an 8-week session of once a week or $90 for twice a week. It is also possible to pro-rate. Contact Dyan Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 or dyanre@aol.com for more information.
-- Dyan Rey, Adjunct, Visual Art, dyanre@aol.com, 701-772-8840
Global Visions Film Series continues with "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers"
Anthropology's Global Visions Film Series will play "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The film is directed by Wayne Wang.

"A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" follows the relationship between a Chinese widower and his only daughter, an American immigrant and recent divorcee. The Chinese widower, a self-confessed bad father who has no understanding of his daughter's relationships, American life or adult personality, attempts to fulfill his fatherly duties after 12 years of estrangement. Unfortunately, his attempts at cooking and trying to relate to her fail because his daughter has no interest in baring her soul to her long-estranged dad. The more the father presses for acceptance, the more she avoids him. While their generational, political, and experiential differences stand in the way of understanding, nothing really happens until they both finally admit their mistakes.

"In observing the reality of this relationship, Wang contemplates the "generation gap" in modern societies all over the world. His film quietly, carefully, movingly observes how these two people of the same blood will never be able to understand each other, and the younger one won't even care to," wrote Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

The Global Visions Film Series seeks to bring an array of international films to the Grand Forks Community. Two films are presented each month in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union at the University of North Dakota. Attendance is free, but a small donation of $1 is requested.

Upcoming films, all at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, are:
"War Dance" - Tuesday, Mar. 30
"The Stoning of Soraya" - Tuesday, April 6
"Local Color" - Tuesday, April 20
"American Violet" - Tuesday, May 4
-- Anthropology
Breakfast Burrito Sale set for Wednesday
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) will host a breakfast burrito sale. Stop by American Indian Student Services (315 Princeton St.) to get your burrito to go. Cost will be $3, and the sale will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10. Stop by and support the student organization.
-- Brianna Kurrasch, Fundraiser Coordinator, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, brianna.kurrasch@und.edu, 777-6985
Daniel Reetz talk on the politics of digital books is March 11
The College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Speaker Series announces that Daniel Reetz will give a talk titled "The Why in DIY Book Scanning" at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in 300 Merrifield Hall.

The DIY Book Scanner community has produced a diverse ecosystem of book scanning hardware and software to address a wide range of needs, both domestically and internationally. But, Reetze will ask, why bother to build your own book scanning hardware when so many big players are so far along? The community offers up dozens of reasons, personal, professional and profound. Reetze will share these stories to shore up the greater argument that the future of digital books is too important to leave solely in the hands of corporate interests.
-- Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Assistant Professor, English, rwh@und.edu, 777-6391
IPPL to host disaster and ethics discussion March 10
In the wake of earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, it is worth taking the time to ask, not simply what one can do to help, but whether any of us should care enough about others to consider helping in the first place. Are we morally obligated to feel for those far away? Should we care for people of different cultures, religions, ethnicities or races? How should we manage our emotions when tragedy seems so distant from our day-to-day lives? Join the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life and visiting fellow David Dillard-Wright at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the East Grand Forks Campbell Library, for a discussion about one of the most compelling issues we face today.
-- Chelsea Stone, IPPL Student Intern, Institute for Philosophy in Public Life, chelsea.stone@und.edu, 701-789-1415
Liberia Culture Night is March 11
The Office of International Programs would like to invite you to Liberia Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the Loading Dock of the Memorial Union. A sampling of food will follow. The event is free, and food costs $1. Everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Matt Hiller, International Student Advisor, Office of International Programs, matthewhiller@mail.und.edu, 777-2033
Physics colloquium is March 12
Physics will host a colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, March 12, in 215 Witmer Hall. Graeme Dewar, Physics and Astrophysics, will discuss "Complex Photonic Media: Properties Nature Didn’t Give Us." Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall.

In the last decade there has been a surge of interest in man-made metamaterials which have novel interactions with light. In 2000, Smith et al. made an artificial material which had low loss and exhibited a negative index of refraction - the crests of the light waves moved in the direction opposite to the energy flow. This breakthrough sprung from previous work on photonic crystals and has led to subsequent experiments on “cloaking” or hiding of a finite volume or the universe from passing light rays. Dr. Dewar will describe some of the metamaterials recently fabricated and proposed, highlight the novel properties these media have, and show how an effective permittivity and permeability can be incorporated into Maxwell’s Equations to describe some of these properties.
-- Connie Cicha, Administrative Secretary, Physics & Astrophysics, connie_cicha@und.nodak.edu, 777-2911
Special Denim Day for Chile earthquake survivors is March 12
Tragedy and devastation struck the country of Chile on Feb. 27 with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. We will hold a Special Denim Day for the survivors of the Chile earthquake on Friday, March 12. Please give what you can. Checks, if any, must be made out to "Denim Day."
-- Cheri Williams, Denim Day Chair, Staff Senate, cheriwilliams@mail.und.edu, 777-2121
"Why" radio show to discuss humanities in America
"Why?" Radio show, hosted by Jack Weinstein, will discuss "The Humanities in America: The Case for Public Funding" at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 14, with special guest, Brenna Daugherty.

What are the humanities and why are they important? How can the National Endowment for the Humanities claim that their activities are "critical to our common civic life as a nation?" And most controversially, should the U.S. government fund such cultural endeavors? In this episode of Why? we examine the philosophical issues related to what has come to be called the public humanities: the effort of both private and governmental organizations to create and supports events that disseminate philosophy, history, literature, and other arts to the general public.

A North Dakota native, Brenna Daugherty is currently the executive director of the North Dakota Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She received a master's degree in Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School in June 2005. Brenna has been awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award Bronze medal, a STAND Leader Americorp Education Award, and the Concordia College Servant Leadership Award for her work with early intervention for college attendance. At Concordia, her undergraduate alma mater, she was a founding member of TOCAR, a tri-college anti-racism initiative, and while at Harvard she was a founding member of Equitas, a social justice think tank.

Why?'s host, Jack Russell Weinstein, said, "I can think of no single person who is more intrinsic to the dissemination of the humanities in North Dakota. It is exciting to get the chance to talk theory with Brenna. Why should the community support what she does? Why are the humanities key to the development of citizenship? This discussion is going to be more controversial than one might otherwise think."

Have a question you want to ask Brenna in advance (or don't want your voice on the air)? Send it to us at askwhy@und.edu .
-- Jack Weinstein, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion, jack.weinstein@und.edu, 777-2887
Eric Sevareid and the philosophy of journalism is the subject of the next Why? radio show
A cultural commentator who has devoted most of his professional career to public humanities programs, guest Clay Jenkinson is the host of public radio's "The Thomas Jefferson Hour." He has has been honored by two presidents for his work. On November 6, 1989, he received from President George Bush one of the first five Charles Frankel Prizes, the National Endowment for the Humanities' highest award (now called the National Humanities Medal), at the nomination of the NEH chair, Lynne Cheney. Since his first work with the North Dakota Humanities Council in the late 1970s, including a pioneering first-person interpretation of Meriwether Lewis, Clay Jenkinson has made thousands of presentations throughout the United States and its territories, including Guam and the Northern Marianas.

Tune in to listen to Jenkinson and host Jack Weinstein discuss Eric Sevareid and the philosophy of journalism at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 14. You can listen locally on Prairie Public Radio or online at www.philosophyinpubliclife.org
-- Chelsea Stone, IPPL Student Intern, Institute for Philosophy in Public Life, chelsea.stone@und.edu, 701-789-1415
Tower Cafe will hold Writers Conference crash course
Writer's Conference 101:
Monday, March 15 - Digital Dudes: Nick Montfort, Stuart Moulthrop and Mark Amerika
Tuesday, March 16 - Digital Chicks: Deena Larsen and Cecilia Condit
Wednesday, March 17 - Getting Graphic: Art Spiegelman - the man and the maus
Thursday, March 18 - Walker and Williams: Not your mama's poetry
Join us in the Bookstore at noon for a lunch hour presentation of the author's work.
($4 Lunch Special: 1/2 Sandwich, Bowl of Soup, Small Coffee or Pop; $3 Dessert Special: Dessert and Small Coffee or Pop)
-- Griffin Gillespie, General Book Manager, Bookstore, 1120trd@fheg.follett.com, 777-6260
Chemistry hosts 3rd Annual Air Pollution Workshops for high school students
Chemistry is hosting its 3rd Annual Air Pollution Workshops on Monday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 16. About 120 students from six area high schools are registered for the program: East Grand Forks Senior High School; Fordville-Lankin Public School; Hatton Public School; Larimore High School; North Border Walhalla K-12 School; and Valley High School, Hoople.

Students will learn from presentations about air pollution issues, global warming, environmentally friendly energy strategies and the data necessary for the modeling of climate. The presenters are all UND faculty members: Alena Kubatova, Chemistry; David Delene, Atmospheric Sciences; and Steve Benson and Frank Bowman, both of Chemical Engineering. UND science graduate students will also help to facilitate this learning experience.

The program also includes the following hands-on demonstrations in the Chemistry Department: aerosol number concentration measurements; air pollution resources on the Web; analysis of arson smoke using gas chromatography; and “clouds in a bottle.”

As part of the program, students will tour the National Center for Hydrogen Technology at the EERC.
-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571
Center for Rural Health sponsors health career awareness activities
K-12 teachers and health care providers can team up with the Center for Rural Health to promote health careers. By 2012, seven of the ten fastest growing professions will be in health care, so educating students about the opportunities that exist in the diverse field of health care is critical. Regardless of what grade or subject you teach or what kind of health care facility you work at, incorporate health careers into the week of March 22-27.

Start planning now for HIPE Week (Monday, March 22 through Sunday, March 27). Go to www.ruralhealth.und.edu/hipe to access numerous career activities, posters, table tents and other resources. Implement some activities during HIPE Week and let us know how it went by e-mailing your comments to knissen@medicine.nodak.edu .
-- Lynette Dickson, Program Director, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, ldickson@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-6049
Deadline for Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe Entrepreneur endowment proposals is March 22
The Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe Entrepreneur endowments are available through the UND Foundation. Funds totaling $16,000 are available for Summer and Fall 2010. The deadline for proposals is 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 (extensions can be approved in advance).

The families of Melroe Manufacturing entrepreneurs Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe established endowments within the UND Foundation in 2004 to foster innovative and entrepreneur activities among UND faculty. Gene Dahl was the first chairman of the Center for Innovation Advisory Board (1984-89). He was instrumental in bringing two North Dakota ventures to Fortune 500 status - Melroe Bobcat and Steiger Tractor. Roger Melroe was his brother-in-law and vice president of marketing for Melroe Bobcat. The Boardroom in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center is named for Gene Dahl and Roger Melroe.

Eligible projects will support faculty to work directly with one or more emerging entrepreneurs on the issues of innovation (product, technology, services, etc.), venture development, venture growth, or financing. Optimally, the ventures will be spin-off ventures at UND or with tech entrepreneurs hosted at UND campus incubators, and the project initiates an ongoing relationship where the faculty member is closely involved with the launch and growth of a venture. Preference may be given to faculty projects where a long-term faculty/venture relationship is highly probable. The entrepreneur(s) should provide a letter of support for the faculty project indicating how the project will be beneficial to their venture and the entrepreneur community. Utilizing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in entrepreneur programs is encouraged, but not mandatory, to create experiential learning for entrepreneur students.

The selection committee is chaired by the director and entrepreneur coach of the Center for Innovation. The committee is encouraged to approach faculty to submit proposals. Preference may be given to projects from business faculty teaching entrepreneurship courses, but faculty projects relating to entrepreneurship from any college are eligible for the grant support. The committee may select one or more entrepreneur projects or initiatives utilizing faculty expertise which will foster North Dakota Entrepreneurship. Since 2005, an average of three faculty project per year have been selected.

Drop off or submit proposals to:
Bruce Gjovig, Director, Center for Innovation, 4200 James Ray Drive, Stop 8372, Grand Forks, N.D. 58203
Strength-based leadership course begins March 23
Do you have the chance to do what you do best every single day? Chances are, you don't. In fact, only 20 percent of all people say that they are doing what they do best each day. And that is a national tragedy according to strengths expert, Marcus Buckingham. For 20 percent who do play consistently to their strengths, they are six times more likely to be emotionally engaged on the job and three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general. That makes them better employees, less stressed, more passionate, and more productive while making significant, quality contributions to the organization. Everyone wins.

In this four-session workshop, each participant will discover their five most dominant themes of talent and have an opportunity to explore in detail the meaning and application of their top themes through class time. Teams also will learn how to understand and leverage the unique dynamics created by individual talents.

Schedule:
Session 1 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23
Session 2 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13
Session 3 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 4
Session 4 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25
Location: All courses will be held at the Skalicky Technology Center.
Registration Cost: A introductory price of $279 per person (includes four sessions). For more information, or to register, please call the Office of Professional Services at 777-2663.
Writers Conference to include World Poetry Reading
The Writers Conference will include an afternoon of poetry from around the world at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Memorial Union River Valley Room. All poetry will be read aloud in the original language.

Do you have a favorite poet whose work you'd like to share? We welcome poetry in all languages. Please contact Claudia Routon (claudia.routon@und.edu) or Heidi Czerwiec (heidi.czerwiec@und.edu) for further information or if you are interested in reading. The event is sponsored by Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and English.
-- Heidi Czerwiec, Assistant Professor, English, heidi.czerwiec@und.edu, 777-2768
UND to host MBA open house in partnership with UMC
UND, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC), will host an open house on March 23 for individuals interested in pursuing UND’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. UMC partnered with UND in response to a growing demand from UMC’s online students for an online MBA degree option.

The MBA open house will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Alseth NWSA Business Boardroom, 116 Dowell Hall, on the UMC Campus, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston, Minn. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Anyone in Crookston or the surrounding area who is interested in UND’s online or on-campus MBA program is welcome to attend. An online, “virtual” open house will also be available to those who are not physically able to participate.

UMC students who have or will have completed their Bachelor of Science in Business Management will have achieved the necessary coursework required to begin the MBA admissions process at UND. UND’s MBA program prepares individuals to meet “real world” management challenges at the executive level. Graduates of the MBA program will have enhanced communication, management and analytical skills.

Individuals interested in the online or on-campus MBA program can participate in the March 23 open house to visit with UND faculty, review the MBA curriculum and admission requirements, learn how the online program works, and discuss tuition and financial aid options.

For more information and to RSVP by March 22, contact Online and Distance Education at www.distance.und.edu/crookston or call 1-800-342-8230.
-- Jennifer Swangler, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management & Marketing, Online & Distance Education, jenniferswangler@mail.und.edu, 777-6374
Student Success Center offers study skills help sessions
The Student Success Center will be holding study skills help sessions to answer many of the questions students have about studying. The sessions are informal and participants are invited to bring their lunch, relax and join in the conversation. All sessions will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Swanson Hall, Room 16/18 of the Memorial Union (near the Terrace Dining Center) and are open to the entire campus community, with no reservation required. Sessions include:
- Studying for and Taking Tests - March 3 and 4
- Time Management - March 24
- Notetaking - April 1
- Reading a Textbook - April 14
- Studying for and Taking Tests - April 29
-- Shari Nelson, Assistant Director of Learning Services, Student Success Center, sharinelson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2117
Opportunities for local writers abound at 41st UND Writers Conference
In addition to the line-up of award winning writers attending this year's Writers Conference, there will be several opportunities for writers in the region to share their writing and work on craft.

Free E-Lit Workshop: Deena Larsen, one of the invited participants to this years Writers Conference, has graciously offered to present a free workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Memorial Union Red River Room. A self-proclaimed new media addict, Larsen will discuss the fundamentals of electronic literature or e-lit (what it is, how it works, and how to create it).

Sound complicated? A simple way to think of this is to recall the children's adventure books that ask the reader to turn to a certain page to discover one plot twist or turn to another page for a different one. In e-lit, this is done electronically, and there are many more tools at the writer's disposal, including how the links are set up, the images embedded in the story, the sound associations and secrets.

Everyone is welcome to join the workshop; no knowledge of e-lit or computers is necessary, but it is limited to the first 15 people who sign up by contacting Heidi.czerwiec@und.edu .

Free Fiction, Poetry and Children's Playwriting Workshops-Saturday, March 27
Poetry, noon to 1 p.m., Red River Valley Room. Lisa Linrud will conduct the workshop. Please contact lisa.linrud@und.edu to register or for more details. Limited to 12 people.

Fiction, noon to 1 p.m., Memorial Room. Eric Haagenson will conduct the fiction workshop. Please contact Haagenson at eric.haagenson@und.edu to register or for more details. Limited to 12 people.

Children's Playwriting Workshop, noon to 1 p.m., Governor's Room. Kathy Coudle-King will conduct this workshop. Emphasis will be on creating dialogue, so it may also be useful for those interested in writing fiction as well as scripts. Please contact kathy at kathleen.king@und.edu . Limited to 12 people.

Public Readings
The public is invited to share their writing at the open microphone sessions during the Writers Conference. Readings are limited to 10 minutes per reader. Please go to the Red River Valley Room of the Union a few minutes before the 10 a.m. start in order to sign up to read.

Wednesday, March 24-Student Readings-area high school students and UND students welcome.

Thursday, March 25-Community Member Readings-any non-student writer is welcome to read their work.

Friday, March 26-Spoken Word/Slam Poetry Readings-anyone interested in reading work in the spoken word poetry tradition is welcome to participate.
-- Kathy Coudle-King, co-director, Writers Conference, kathleen.king@und.edu, 777-2787
"St. Bette's" continues through March 20
The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre is presenting the Midwest premiere of local playwright and English department lecturer Kathy Coudle-King’s play "St. Bette’s." Director is Adonica Schultz Aune.

Set in 1961 in a home for “unwed mothers," four young women spend an unforgettable summer waiting out their pregnancy.

Each woman has her unique story to tell, embodying a different issue instructors and students might wish to discuss.
• Cecilia has been told she can be anything she wants. She wants to go to medical school. A baby, however, is not in her plans.
• Marge sees herself as sexually liberated. She enjoys sex; however, single and without reliable birth control she finds herself pregnant and at St. Bette’s for the third time.
• Janice’s story is shrouded in mystery. There are rumors that she, a white woman, was raped by a black man. Miscegenation laws prevail.
• Then there is Myrtle. Developmentally disabled, Myrtle’s parents told her she could keep her baby if she went to live at St. Bette’s.
• Lastly, we have Sister Anne, who runs St. Bette’s with a firm hand. She emphasizes that this is but one chapter in the women’s lives and happier chapters will follow.

"St. Bette’s" explores the idea of “choice” and what this means when people have few options. It also hopes to lift the stigma surrounding the act of surrendering or releasing a child for adoption. In the process of researching the play, the playwright was approached multiple times by women who had “given their child up.” The topic was still clearly taboo, and with "St. Bette’s" we hope to open discussion about a choice that tends to echo throughout a woman’s life.

"St. Bette’s" will be performed in the Fire Hall Theatre (412 2nd Avenue N.) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, until March 20. There will be a special showing at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14. Following the March 14 performance, there will be a discussion with the actors, director and playwright.

Cast and crew: Kristina Brekke (psychology major-UND), Jennifer Frizzini (USAF), Erin Hendrickson, Kat LaBine, Wendy Swerdlow Pederson and directed by Adonica Schultz Aune and Marie Hjelmstad. Technical director is Jeff Kinney. Consulting is John Thompson. Tickets will be $15 and $12 for students/seniors/military. Call for reservations and to inquire about a group discount at 777-4090.
-- Kathy Coudle-King, Lecturer, English, kathleen.king@und.nodak.edu, 777-2787
Transfer Getting Started program to take place April 10
The Transfer Getting Started program will take place Saturday, April 10. Transfer Getting Started allows transfer students the opportunity to obtain general orientation information, along with one-on-one advisement and registration assistance from a representative within the student’s major field of study. All admitted transfer students, beginning in the summer or fall 2010, are invited to make their reservation to attend the program by logging on to http://ssc.und.edu/transfer/. Any questions regarding the Transfer Getting Started program can be directed to the Student Success Center at 777-2117.
-- Angie Carpenter, Assistant Director of Advising Services, Student Success Center, angiecarpenter@mail.und.edu, 777-3910
Enrollment Services will hold open house for prospective students April 17
On Saturday, April 17, the Office of Enrollment Services will host an open house for prospective UND students. Departments have been invited to participate, and we're anticipating a good group of incoming students and their families. We appreciate the involvement of all those who partner with us in these events. Check-in begins for families and students at 8:45 a.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium, and events conclude at 2:30 p.m. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sue Sholes at suzannesholes@mail.und.edu or 777-4463.
-- Kenton Pauls, Director, Enrollment Services, kentonpauls@mail.und.edu, 777-4463
College teams across region invited to enter UND Entrepreneurship Challenge
Entrepreneurship at UND is pleased to host the Alerus Financial Entrepreneurship Challenge, our first ever state-and region-wide business plan competition, to be held on the UND campus April 23-24.

The competition is open to student teams at all colleges and universities in North Dakota and in neighboring states within the region. A $5,000 grand prize will be awarded by JLG Architects for the winning business plan, and other prizes will be awarded for the "Best Elevator Pitch" and "Most Innovative Idea."

The UND Entrepreneurship Challenge is designed for any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a North Dakota or neighboring state college or university during the 2009-2010 academic year. The competition does not require an entry fee, and will be open to the first 20 teams to apply on a first-come, first-served basis. Business plans submitted after the initial 20 selected plans will be placed on a waiting list.

"This is a great opportunity for our students at UND and other enterprising students across the state and region," says Larry Pate, professor and Burwell Endowed chair in Entrepreneurship. "Each student team in the competition will receive valuable feedback on their business plan from practicing entrepreneurs, which will increase the team's chance of success in launching their business. Ultimately, our goal is to help students achieve their dreams, while also creating more jobs and job opportunities across the state and region."

Students interested in entering the business plan competition should submit:
1) a one-page abstract
2) an "Intent to Compete" form
3) a "Biographical Information" form no later than Monday, March 15. Forms are located on the College of Business and Public Administration web site at www.business.und.edu/entr/ .

For more information about the competition, please contact Laurie Sorenson, UND Entrepreneurship Challenge Coordinator at challenge@business.und.edu or call 777-2135.
MADLaT hosts its 2010 conference
The Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training (MADLaT) is holding its 2010 Conference in Winnipeg, Manatoba, Thursday and Friday, May 6-7. MADLaT's annual two-day conference is geared toward teachers, trainers and practitioners interested and involved in using educational technology. The conference will offer workshops and sessions in the following streams: The Participative Web; Teaching and Learning in a Changing World; Research; Educational Resources; Organizational Planning for e-Learning; Workplace Learning. For more information, please visit www.madlat.ca/conference2010/Default.htm .
-- Kristi Swartz, Instructional Design, ContinuingEd/Outreach Support, kristiswartz@mail.und.edu, 777-6403
Announcements
A new University Letter is on the way
The University Letter is undergoing a transformation intended to make it more visually pleasing and more functional. For a sneak preview of the new-and-improved version, please visit www2.und.edu/our/uletter-new/ . You'll see that it contains the same information, but in, we hope, a more usable format. As we move forward, the new University Letter will become UND's "daily" online newsletter.

Here are some of the advantages of the new version:
* Access to more timely information (no need to wait a week for the next University Letter; offices will be able to more quickly publicize their events and information).
* Ability to disseminate "emergency" information quickly. We will be able to activate a "News Alert" section of scrolling type that can be used for immediate notification for a variety of situations (flood update information, weather-related closings, notification of NotiFind and Siren testing, etc.).
* Ability to highlight the most important pieces of information.
* Ability to categorize and search for kinds of information (events, lectures, announcements, research, etc.)
* Ability to incorporate video, photos, and graphics. We will webcast the March 9 planning forum, for example. That video could be imbedded into the new University Letter for a period of time.
* In time, we will "wean" the campus from the nearly daily "mass" e-mails. Our hope is that most folks will make a habit of accessing the University Letter site the way many of us already go online daily to visit our favorite news sources.
* Ability for folks to sign up for an RSS feed, which will drive information to them at their own request.

We would appreciate any feedback (positive, positive criticism, not-so-positive criticism, suggestions, etc.) as we move forward. We have test-marketed this new approach for some weeks, and hope to go live within the next week. You may submit your information as usual until the change takes place.
Major building expansion projects under way at the EERC
The EERC at UND is planning several building expansion projects on its 15-acre property in Grand Forks, North Dakota. To accommodate the ever-increasing need for space, an addition is planned north of the EERC's office facilities. The proposed expansion would encompass approximately 60,000 square feet of laboratory and office space and cost approximately $14 million.

"This expansion is an investment in the future of the EERC and is absolutely essential to the continued success of the EERC, which is a key economic engine for the Grand Forks region and, indeed, all of North Dakota," said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. "On average, we are hiring approximately one new employee a week, a trend which we expect to continue into the foreseeable future. This new building will accommodate office space for about 100 new employees," he said.

Groenewold continued, "We are currently in discussions with the UND administration to finalize the strategy for initiating this construction project."

The EERC is also proposing a significant expansion to its National Center for Hydrogen Technology (NCHT) facility, which was already at full capacity when it opened in late 2008. The EERC plans to add nearly 7,000 square feet (including an area equivalent to a six-story building) of high-bay technology demonstration space and laboratories to the south side of the NCHT building.

The new facility will focus on the development and demonstration of critical technologies for the production of non-petroleum-derived liquid fuels (jet, diesel, and gasoline) and hydrogen, utilizing North Dakota's valuable domestic energy resources.

"The expansion of the NCHT facility has been approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education," said EERC Associate Director for Business and Operations John Hendrikson. "We are now working with the U.S. Department of Energy to finalize the funding for the project. We anticipate breaking ground as soon as funding is awarded this spring."

"This is the cornerstone facility for advancing what we call 'Fuels of the Future' into commercially marketable products," Groenewold said. "This is not intended for research and development alone but also for working with key corporate partners to commercially deploy innovative technologies," he said. The total cost of the new Fuels of the Future facility will be approximately $4 million.

Two other potential multimillion-dollar building projects are also in the works at the EERC that will lead to significant expansion and modification of facilities. One is a project with Accelergy Corporation, Houston, Texas, to develop a technology to produce specialty liquid jet fuels used by the military from cleaner nonpetroleum sources. The other, with a major project partner, will expand a current technology demonstration facility on the south side of the EERC's property.
-- Derek Walters, Communications Manager, EERC, dwalters@undeerc.org, 777-5113
Children's Center awarded grant
The University Children’s Center (UCC) is one of twenty child care centers chosen statewide to participate in the North Dakota Child Care Enhancement Project for Centers (CCEP), administered by the North Dakota Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency.

Benefits of the Child Care Enhancement Project for Centers:
• Over the next year, the UCC director will be one of the first North Dakota directors to earn a nationally recognized Center Director Credential by completing Aim4Excellence, an online course specifically designed for center managers. An informational video can be viewed at http://aim4excellence.nl.edu
• The assistant teacher at UCC will receive a full scholarship and support to obtain the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
• All staff will receive unlimited free training for all child care through CCR&R’s on-demand, online child care training.
• The UCC center director and staff will receive guidance and support from CCR&R’s team of consultants in the following areas: training, professional development, health and safety practices, and business planning. UCC will also receive $9,500 in incentives to support the implementation of a Business Plan.

This is a major undertaking for UCC and exemplifies the commitment to the children they serve. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting endeavor and the positive impact it will have on campus childcare, attend a one-hour information session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the Children’s Center. If you would like further information regarding Child Care Resource and Referral, visit their web site at www.ndchildcare.org.
-- Jo-Anne Yearwood, Director, University Children's Center, joanneyearwood@mail.und.edu, 777-3947
Green is the common theme for Graduate School Dean's Lecture series
The Graduate School is delighted to announce the 2010 Dean's Lecture Series Speakers, who will present their current research at the upcoming Scholarly Forum with a green theme.

The final presentation in the Dean's Lecture Series is Steven Ralph, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, who will present "Genomic Approaches to Identify Insect Resistance Genes in Poplar Trees." His research aims to identify pest-resistant genes in forest tree species and improve forest productivity by preventing devastating insect pest outbreaks that are occurring more frequently. Ralph will present his research at noon Wednesday, March 10, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

The Dean's Lecture Series is now in its third year. The Graduate School dean, Joseph Benoit, developed the lecture series to highlight the extraordinary research and scholarship being conducted across the campus by dynamic, pre-tenured faculty.
-- Graduate School
UND announces summer research opportunities in climate change for undergrad students
If a summer research opportunity in climate change sounds cool to you, Gretchen Mullendore, assistant professor in the University of North Dakota Department of Atmospheric Sciences, has a deal available.

It’s called the “Communicating Climate Change” internship and applications for the program are available online at http://people.aero.und.edu/~gretchen/CCC2010-announcement-application.pdf; application deadline is March 22 (see more application details below). The program is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Global Climate Change Education Program.

Mullendore, who’s a severe storm expert and climate change observer, is the principal investigator on a grant to use NASA data to educate undergraduates about climate change. Mullendore will be working on this project with colleagues from Atmospheric Sciences, Earth System Science and Policy, and Chemical Engineering.

“We are now recruiting from regional schools to come to UND this summer for this internship program,” said Mullendore, who is also the recipient of several grants to study how severe storms form.

Project Overview:
UND has a long tradition of educating students from the Upper Midwest, including under-represented rural and Native American students. UND’s strong programs in atmospheric science, earth systems science and policy, geography, engineering, and teacher education will form the foundation of this summer program aimed at educating undergraduates about issues related to global climate change, according to NASA.

Working with faculty, students will use NASA Earth observation datasets to conduct research and design webcasts to present their research findings. For example, the Aqua and Terra data will be used to look at changes in temperature, land use and land cover, and the spread of the polar ice sheet. Students will also use the projections of future climate from global climate change models.

The UND Department of Atmospheric Sciences--part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences--trains students for careers as professional broadcasters as part of the Studio One program, so the production expertise and production facilities are already in place. These webcasts will be crafted in such a way as to be accessible for non-scientists, and will be posted on the UND web site for public access. This summer program will encourage undergraduates to pursue a master’s degree in the field, e.g. UND Earth Systems Science and Policy Climate and Environmental Change master’s degree.

The Dakota Science Center (DSC), a local educational outreach organization, will work with pre-service and in-service teachers to develop additional educational materials for both grades 6-12 teachers and the general public. The program will expand to teacher education and out-of-school programming, including the continuing utilization of webcasts created by the undergraduate researchers. The engineering component will add hands-on learning experiences in remote sensing equipment design and sustainable, clean energy technologies through its existing PowerOn! mobile science learning lab.

Internship Details:
UND Summer Internship Program Summer 2010 “Communicating Climate Change,” May 19–July 13, 2010 at UND—16 internship positions are available for undergraduate students to come to UND to learn about climate, the fundamentals of climate change, and do research projects using NASA observational and model data. Accepted students will receive a stipend of $1100, free housing on the campus of UND, and free meals for the duration of the 8-week program.

Specific research projects will study:
1) Observed surface temperature trends
2) Projected future surface temperature trends
3) Snow and ice coverage change
4) Impacts of land use change

Interns will also receive training in using media technology, culminating in production of a webcast about investigating aspects of climate change using NASA data. These webcasts will then be presented to the community, and be posted on the Internet along with lesson plans to be used by regional middle and high school students.

Eligibility:
Qualified students will have taken basic math (introductory calculus or statistics preferred) and demonstrated an interest in science via their application. Preference will be given to applicants that have completed their sophomore year by the start of the internship and to applicants from regional schools that are not research-intensive universities. Applicants should be willing to work and study within a collaborative setting.

Application Procedure:
Application can be download from http://people.aero.und.edu/~gretchen/CCC2010-announcement-application.pdf

Submit the completed application form (including essay) and a copy of your official college transcript to:
Communicating Climate Change Program
UND, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
4149 University Avenue, Stop 9006
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9006

The application form information and essay can also be submitted via email to seyler@atmos.und.edu (subject line “Communicating Climate Change Program”).

Deadline:
Completed application materials for these positions must be received by March 22,
2010. Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 2, 2010.
-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571
Campus Connection online payment available for faculty and staff
Student Account Services is pleased to inform you that you now have the capability to make online payments to the University via Campus Connection. We hope that this will be more convenient for you. The following are charges you can pay for via Campus Connection: rent/housing, childcare, telecommunications, software, parking tickets, electricity, tuition and fees, meal plans, any charge that is posted to Campus Connection under your ID number.

Here is the navigation to access the online payment system via Campus Connection:
1. Log into your Campus Connection account
2. Select "Pay Charges Online" on the left hand side of the page
3. Select "Make a Payment" or the "Deposits" tab at the top of the screen
4. Follow payment or deposit instructions

If you have any questions about this feature or making an online payment, please contact Student Account Services at studentaccounts@mail.und.edu or 777-3911.
-- Matthew Lukach, Student Account Relations Manager, Student Account Services, matthewlukach@mail.und.edu, 777-3092
University Police address traffic issue
The UND Police Department has observed continual violations of vehicles not stopping at stop signs, in particular, the stop sign at Cornell and 2nd Ave. N. The UPD will begin enforcing violations of failure to stop at a controlled intersection. The North Dakota State Statute requires vehicles to come to a complete stop before continuing through an intersection. There is significant pedestrian traffic in this area, and it is important to ensure the intersection is clear before proceeding. Thank you for helping make UND a safer place for all to travel.
-- Duane J. Czapiewski, Chief of Police, University Police, duaneczapiewski@mail.und.edu, 777-3391
Faculty can receive feedback on teaching with SGID
It’s not too late to make plans to use the SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) method for receiving midterm feedback from students in your classes. The SGID process, facilitated by a trained faculty colleague, is a method of soliciting student perceptions about the progress of their learning. Since it is conducted by an outsider to your class, students are free to be direct, but since it is normally done around mid-semester, you receive the feedback at a time when there is still opportunity for you to consider any changes that might improve student learning. The SGID process is flexible enough to be used with both large and small classes, and it yields information likely to be useful to both beginning and experienced faculty. For more information about the SGID processor or if you would like to request an SGID, contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or jana_hollands@und.nodak.edu.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, anne.kelsch@und.nodak.edu, 777-4233
Photos of N.D. veterans and service members sought
The planning committee for the 25th Anniversary Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health is seeking pictures of North Dakota veterans and service members to incorporate into a slide show that will be part of a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. Please send pictures, along with identifying name, rank, and any other information, to taramertz@medicine.nodak.edu.
-- Tara Mertz, Communications Specialist, Center for Rural Health, taramertz@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-0871
Law Library spring break hours listed
The Law Library will have the following schedule for Spring Break:
Saturday-Sunday, March 13-14 - Closed
Monday-Friday, March 15-19 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 21 - 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.edu, 777-3482
Library of the Health Sciences spring break hours listed
The Library of the Health Sciences will have the following schedule for Spring Break:
Friday, March 12 - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 - 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 14 - Closed.
Monday-Friday, March 15-19 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 - 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 21 - 1 p.m. to midnight.
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences, abyars@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3893
International Centre spring break hours listed
The International Centre will have the following schedule for Spring Break: Saturday-Sunday, March 13-14 - Closed; Monday-Friday, March 15-19 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular hours will resume from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 20.
-- Tatjyana Richards, Office Manager, Office of International Programs, tatjyanarichards@mail.und.edu, 777-6438
Museum announces spring break hours
The North Dakota Museum of Art will be open during Spring Break.
Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The Museum Shop is open during general Museum hours. The Museum Cafe is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Museum
Writers Conference brochures available at Merrifield
The 41st Annual UND Writers Conference is set for March 23-27. If you are not on our mailing list and would like a brochure, please stop by 110 Merrifield Hall and pick one up, or write and we will be happy to send you one. If you are teaching a class, please encourage students to attend. Over our history, we have had 28 Pulitzer prize winning authors and four Nobel Laureates. The noon panels are often a great way for students to get a taste of the conference, and they always deliver plenty of ideas to explore. This year will be no different, beginning with Tuesday's discussion: "Are books obsolete?"

If you would like to receive brochures for distribution in your classes, please send an email to kathleen.king@und.nodak.edu. For more information, go to www.undwritersconference.org.
-- Kathy Coudle-King, Co-director, UND Writers Conference, English, kathleen.king@und.nodak.edu, 777-2787
Staff Senate announces March U-Shine winner
Staff Senate is proud to announce the March “U Shine Award” recipient is Kathie Howes, Accounting Services. Kathie was nominated by Bert Klamm and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President, Loren Liepold.

This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of their way to make UND a better place. Here is an excerpt of what Bert had to say about Kathie: “Integrity and generosity describe Kathie Howes after a recent incident. Kathie found money still in the ATM machine on first floor of Twamley and she asked me to send out an e-mail to Twamley building contacts asking if anyone was missing some of their withdrawal money. She also checked with Purchasing, hoping to find out whose withdrawal this could have been. If the money was not claimed, Kathie decided to donate it to the Haiti Denim Day Fund. UND is fortunate to have Kathie on staff.”
-- Shari Nelson, Assistant Director of Learning Services, Student Success Center, sharinelson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2117
Culinary Corner classes listed
There’s a lot of exciting things going on here at Culinary Corner in the next few weeks, so be sure to come in and check out the upcoming Culinary Corner classes.

March 9, 6 to 7 p.m. - Meatless Meals
Meals don't have to contain meat to fill you up and get you a hearty helping of protein. Meatless meals don't have to limit flavors, either. Join us in the Culinary Corner, where we will be making a delicious vegetarian meal that that will leave you satisfied and never missing the meat. The cost is $7, and the night's dish will be Eggplant Parmesan Bake

March 10, 6 to 7 p.m. - Chinese Food Favorites
Forget about the Chinese buffets. Throw away their take out boxes and come to the Culinary Corner kitchen where you will learn how to make the perfect stir-fry and your own home made egg rolls. The cost is $7.

- No classes March 15-19 due to spring break.

March 22, 5:30 to 6 p.m. - Cheap, Fast and Healthy
Are you on a hectic schedule and tight budget? Are you sick of going through the drive-thru and ordering unhealthy food just because it's convenient? Come join us for Cheap, Fast and Healthy. Each 30-minute session will feature tips on shopping for fresh and healthy ingredients, easy to prepare recipes and food cost comparisons. Class participants will see the recipe being prepared, enjoy a sample and leave with the recipe card and nutrition information to make the meal themselves. The class is free and pre-registration is not required.

March 23, 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. - Start Right Breakfast
Who said Wheaties is the only breakfast of champions? Come join us in the Culinary Corner and start your day off right. Learn healthy breakfast options that are easy, delicious and made for champions. Breakfast is served in the Culinary Corner every Tuesday morning at 7:15 a.m. Breakfast is free and there is no need to pre-register.

March 23, 6 to 7 p.m. - Healthy Recipes Kids Love
Come spend a class with your child/children, where they can be involved and learn how to help in the kitchen. Also they will learn several healthy recipes to keep them strong and healthy while they grow. The cost is $7.

March 24, 6 to 7 p.m., Marathon Meal Planning
Are you training for that 5K or half-marathon? Or do you just run for fun? If so, join us to learn and help prepare meals fit for any runner's appetite. In one night, you will learn new recipes tailored to race day, the day before a race, speed workouts and normal runs. Learn when you should eat to get the most out of your fuel on your run and what quick snacks will help with that extra mile. The cost is $7.

March 25, 6 to 7 p.m. Creative Cake Decorating
Ever wonder what it takes to decorating a cake? Well now you can find out. It all starts with the basics. So come learn the technique and decorate some cookies for practice. The cost is $7.

March 26, 7 to 8 a.m. - Crock Pot Cooking
The crock pot is one of the best time-saving appliances in the kitchen. It's perfect for the cook with limited time. It’s also great for beginning cooks. All you do is fill it and turn it on. Hours later, you come home to a house filled with wonderful smells and dinner ready for the table. Join us in the Culinary Corner before work and prepare tonight’s dinner for you and your family. Recipe: Hawaiian Crock Pot Chicken. Please bring your own crock pot or slow cooker.

March 26, 9 to 11 p.m. - Hispanic Food Fun
The Latino American student organization and Night Life would like to invite you to come to a Hispanic food night at the Wellness. Learn about the Hispanic culture and enjoy some of their traditional food.

Join the Facebook Group “Culinary Corner” (UND Wellness Center) to share thoughts on Culinary Corner, get up-to-date information on what’s happening, view photos and to interact with other fans. Want more information on Culinary Corner? Check out the web site, www.wellness.und.edu. Click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner to view the calendar and register for classes. For more information, contact Karina Wittmann at 777-0769 or karinawittmann@mail.und.edu.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition, Wellness Center, karinawittmann@mail.und.edu, 777-0769
Museum Cafe lists weekly menu
Salads
Crab and Asparagus salad:
Fresh mock crab, asparagus spears and fancy greens in a puff pastry shell. Drizzled with a light poppy seed dressing.
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms:
A large grilled portabella mushroom filled with baby greens, Italian spices and goat cheese. Served with pomegranate mustard vinaigrette.

Sandwiches - Served with fruit and chips
Mediterranean Chicken Wrap:
Roasted chicken, shredded lettuce, chopped Roma tomatoes, bell peppers and black olives, rolled in a sun-dried tomato tortilla and served with feta dressing.
Cranberry Turkey Sprout:
Slices of smoked Turkey with a cranberry cream cheese spread, sprouts and walnuts on a light bread.
Bagel and Lox:
Smoked salmon on a toasted bagel with a cream cheese dill spread and sprouts.
Pulled Pork Sandwich:
Savory pulled pork on an onion roll, topped with horseradish coleslaw.

Special
Vegetable Latkes with Tomato Salsa:
Delightfully crisp pancakes consisting of shredded potatoes, parsnips, carrots and leeks, topped with tomato salsa and a side of sour cream in applesauce.

Soup
Italian Meatball Soup

Sides
- Hummus and Pita
- French Baguette with Butter
- Pretzel with Honey Mustard

Desserts
- Chocolate Truffle Cake with Raspberry Sauce
- Meringue with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberries
- Lemon Cheescake Bars
Cafe hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Jessica Mongeon, Events Coordinator, North Dakota Museum of Art, jmongeon@ndmoa.com, 777-4195
Internal job openings listed
The following position vacancies are available only to regular UND staff employees who have successfully completed their six-month probation period, earn annual and sick leave, receive BC/BS health insurance and TIAA-CREF or ND PERS retirement benefits. Current UND faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.

To apply: Please complete UND Application/Control Card form. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications must be received by the deadline date.

Administrative Assistant
Posting Number: #10-219
Closing Date: 3/11/2010
Minimum Salary: $24,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Indian Studies

Building Services Tech - lead
Posting Number: #10-220
Closing Date: 3/11/2010
Minimum Salary: $22,500 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total

Building Services Technician
Posting Number: #10-221
Closing Date: 3/11/2010
Minimum Salary: $20,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total

Building Services Technician
Posting Number: #10-222
Closing Date: 3/11/2010
Minimum Salary: $20,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities - Housing

Administrative Secretary
Posting Number: #10-218
Closing Date: 3/9/2010
Minimum Salary: $23,920 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Dean's Office Education
In the News
Leading helicopter company honors Aerospace for excellence in pilot training
The UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences was recently honored for its exemplary training efforts with S-300â„¢ helicopters by Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The award was presented to UND Aerospace at the recent international Heli-Expo in Houston, Texas.

Aerospace has operated S-300 series helicopters in its training program since 1983. The school currently operates six Sikorsky light helicopters and has four more S-300C helicopters on order this year.

"The strength of our training program depends on the quality and dependability of the aircraft we operate, particularly the S-300C helicopter," said Al Palmer, director of UND Aerospace flight operations. "We are proud of our long association with Sikorsky Global Helicopters and the solid training helicopter they provide."

The school provides specialized pilot training programs to commercial and military helicopter operators and has a growing undergraduate helicopter training program.

"Many civil and military operators look to UND Aerospace to provide world-class helicopter training," said David Oglesbee, director, Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Light Helicopter Division. "The partnership we have with UND has been influential in introducing Sikorsky light helicopters to future pilots in a variety of missions."

This year, Aerospace began training pilots from the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (MOI) in S-300C helicopters. Recently, the MOI took delivery of two S-434 helicopters. The MOI students first attend one year of English language classes and then a 20-month helicopter training program.

Aerospace also has a long history of training Army ROTC cadets already enrolled as undergraduates in the school's aviation program. Since 2003, UND Aerospace also has also provided summer training courses to cadets from West Point and other Army ROTC programs around the country. The school is also active in commercial helicopter pilot training. Saudi Aramco, the global oil company, has sent pilots to UND Aerospace for training since the late 1980s.

Recognized worldwide as a leader in rotary and fixed wing flight training, Aerospace combines first-class, hands-on instruction with advanced technology to prepare students for the rapidly evolving aviation field. The school operates one of the largest fixed wing and rotary wing training fleets in the world and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in aviation, atmospheric sciences, computer science, and space studies.
-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571