|Founders Day award winners named|
One of the highlights of the annual Founders Day banquet is the faculty and department awards for excellence in teaching, research and service.
Thomas Steen, associate professor of physical education, exercise science, and wellness, and Douglas Munski, professor of geography, were nominated for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) United States Professor of the Year.
Six faculty and three departments were honored with cash awards and a plaque:
* Mark Guy, associate professor of teaching and learning, UND Foundation Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching
* Ryan Zerr, assistant professor of mathematics, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching
* Jeffrey Sun, assistant professor of educational leadership, UND Foundation/Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence
* Donald Sens, professor of pathology, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity, and Service
* Janice Goodwin, UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty Development and Service
* Manohar Kulkarni, professor of mechanical engineering and department chair
* Honors Program, Fellows of the University Award for Department Excellence in Service
* Psychology, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research
* Sociology, UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching
|Bob Boyd named recipient of Henry Havig Award for Community Service|
Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Greater Grand Forks business communityâ€™s most prestigious recognition, The Henry Havig Award for Community Service. Chamber board chair Jerry Youngberg surprised Boyd with the award at The Chamberâ€™s annual dinner celebration Feb. 25.
Boyd has been with UND for nearly 30 years, starting out as the director of extension and professional services, next as the dean of outreach programs and for the past 10 years as the vice president for student and outreach services. But it was his connection to the Greater Grand Forks community that earned him the honor. Youngberg cited Boydâ€™s involvement in numerous community organizations, his investment of countless hours volunteering for committees, and his service on boards of organizations like the Chamber of Commerce where he served as board chair in 1998, the United Way, North Dakota United Methodist Church Episcopacy, Prairie Public Broadcasting and many more.
The Chamber also pointed out that Boydâ€™s interest in addressing alcohol abuse among students has been noticeable throughout his career as an educator. During his years teaching in a high school, he initiated an award-winning, student-led program that involved peer counseling, education, and coaching. His education unit at UND was the coordinating body for the International School for Alcohol Studies. He was instrumental in establishing the student body task force on high risk drinking; a task force that officially became the Commission on Student Use of Alcohol.
"Bob Boyd's service to the University, to the city of Grand Forks, to the State of North Dakota, and to his profession nationally is legendary," said President Charles Kupchella. "I am so pleased to see his service recognized in this way. I am also grateful to the Chamber for this program of recognizing and celebrating service to our community in this way. It is important to take time to recognize the people who work to make Greater Grand Forks the grand place it is. Congratulations, Bob!"
Boyd started his career with two awards for Outstanding Young Educator, the first in 1966. Since that time, he has received awards for outstanding achievements in the education field, excellence in public service and extraordinary leadership, to name a few. He has been called upon for numerous professional presentations all with a common thread among them: leadership. Boyd has built a reputation as a catalyst for promoting leadership and management qualities. He is sought after to motivate, educate and excite organizations and people, young and old.
Boyd has spent more than 15 years consulting and coordinating strategic planning for businesses, schools and hospitals.
|Richard Saykally to present 2008 Abbott Lectures|
This yearâ€™s chemistry department Abbott Lectures will be given Thursday and Friday, March 13 and 14, by Richard J. Saykally, professor of chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley.
Professor Saykally will give two lectures: the first presentation, â€œWater Music: The Latest Word on the Most Important Substance in the Universe," will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in 101 Abbott Hall, and is intended for a scientifically interested general audience. A reception will follow in 232 Abbott Hall. He will also present a scientific talk, â€œpH of the Liquid Water Surface: Selective Surface Adsorption of Hydroxide and Hydronium," at noon Friday, March 14, in 138 Abbott Hall. All are welcome to both lectures.
-- Kim Myrum, Information Processing Specialist, Chemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6789
|NATURE program meeting is set for Wednesday|
The North Dakota Experimental program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) supports the Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE) program. An Interactive Video Network (IVN) meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, from 4 to 5:50 p.m. At UND the meeting will be held in 120 Gamble Hall. Past, present, and (future) potential mentors in the NATURE program are encouraged to participate in the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the Tribal College Research Faculty and the University Research Mentors the opportunity to share their research experience and make recommendations for improving the student research experience. ND EPSCoR will use the information to improve the program in the future. If you have interest in the NATURE program, you are encouraged to attend this IVN meeting.
Specific questions may be directed to the ND EPSCoR NATURE Coordinator:
G.Padmanabhan, professor of civil engineering, G.Padmanabhan@ndsu.edu, (701) 231-7043 or fax: Fax: (701) 231-6185.
|Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar is Friday|
Javier Jara, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, will present a seminar titled "Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha: Uncovering Regulation Mechanisms on Ionotropic Receptors in CNS" at 4 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360, School of Medicine. This seminar is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiological Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Administrative Officer, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, email@example.com, 7-6221
|University Senate meets March 13; lists agenda|
The University Senate will meet Thursday, March 13, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
a. Parking update â€“ Bob Gallager, vice president for finance and operations
b. Essential Studies update â€“ Tom Steen, Essential Studies Steering
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes
3. Question period
4. Annual report of the Student Academic Standards Committee, Suzanne Anderson, chair
5. Annual report of the Administrative Procedures Committee, Suzanne Anderson, chair
6. Annual report of the Academic Policies and Admissions Committee, Katherine Campbell, chair
7. Annual report of the General Education Requirements Committee, Matthew Cavalli, past chair
8. Proposed revision to the Council of College Faculties constitution, Jon Jackson
9. Proposed revision to the Faculty Handbook, Dan Rice
10. Report from the Curriculum Committee, Matthew Cavalli, chair
11. Discussion, demonstration and request for support on clicker standard, Lynn Kubeck, chief information officer
12. Report from the Committee on Committees on the slate of candidates for election to Senate committees, Michele Iiams, chair
13. Preferred Parking Resolution, James Haskins and several co-sponsors, College of Business and Public Administration
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3892
|U2 lists workshops|
U2 lists the March 7-14 workshops.
GroupWise 7.0: Beginning**
March 11, 1 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II
Students will navigate through the GroupWise environment, create and send messages, reply to and forward messages, use the address book, create a personal address book, create a mail group; work with calendar, schedule posted appointments and recurring events, work with junk mail folder and other mail handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Blue Cross, Blue Shield: Take Care of Yourself
March 11, noon and 12:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union
Learn more about the benefits offered through Blue Cross, Blue Shield. Take Care of Yourself will show you many different home remedies you can use for a variety of health conditions. When should you visit the Emergency Room? When should you wait? All those in attendance will get a free guide of over 350 pages on medical self-care. Presenter: Millisa VanEps.
Records Retention and E-Mail
March 12, 9 to 10 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union
Learn what role e-mail plays in an organization, UND policy and best practices for retaining e-mail messages. Presenter: Chris Austin
Performance Management and Progressive Discipline
March 12, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Supervisors will learn the fundamentals of conducting honest, fair, and consistent evaluations and receive guidelines for using a progressive discipline system. Presenters: Desi Sporbert and Joy Johnson.
Budgets Overview Inquiry
March 13, 9 to 11 a.m., Room 9, Gamble Hall Lanterman Center
Requirements: PeopleSoft user ID and password for Finance Module, a local fund number, and/or an appropriated fund number.
This is for new PeopleSoft users or those PeopleSoft users needing a refresher. This training provides the tools necessary to navigate through PeopleSoft to find your department's budget and cash balance, utilize PeopleSoft to track your department's budget, cash, revenue, and expenditures, and complete a budget journal. The session also includes hands-on practice activities. Presenter: Shannon Smidt.
Facilities Discoverer Reports Training**
March 14, 11 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II
The billing charges from Facilities will be posted to PeopleSoft in a summarized format. To access the detailed information each department will need to have access to Discoverer reports and be trained on how to access the detail and summary information for their departments. These reports will break down the charges by individual work orders and/or projects. Presenter: Laura Thoreson.
**Limited Seating â€“ register early
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: phone, 777-2128, e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include: (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) stop number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Kathy Williams, U2 Coordinator, U2, email@example.com, 666-4266
|University Senate library committee meets March 10|
The University Senate library committee will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Chester Fritz Library Administrative Conference Room (217D), second floor East wing. The public is invited to attend. -- Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.
|Susan Masino to speak at anatomy and cell biology spring seminar series|
Susan Masino, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., will give a seminar at noon Monday, March 10, in the United Hospital, Room 1370, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The title of Dr. Masinoâ€™s talk is â€œA Link Between Metabolism and Excitability: Regulating ATP and Adenosine.â€ All are welcome to attend.
-- Bonnie Kee, Administrative Assistant, Anatomy and Cell Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2102
|Global Visions film series features "The Fast Runner"|
The Global Visions film series will feature "The Fast Runner" (Canana/Inuit) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. The film is free.
"The Fast Runner" is not merely an interesting document from a far-off place; it is a masterpiece. Mr. Kunuk's film, which won the CamÃ©ra d'Or for best first feature at last year's Cannes International Film Festival, is much more than an ethnographic curiosity. It is, by any standard, an extraordinary film, a work of narrative sweep and visual beauty that honors the history of the art form even as it extends its perspective, said AO Scott, New York Times.
Zacharias Kunuk's first feature - as well as the first feature to be made in the Inuktitut language- is an epic account of an Inuit blood feud, shot in northernmost Canada. Mysterious, bawdy, emotionally intense, and replete with virtuoso throat singing, this three-hour movie is engrossing from first image to last, so devoid of stereotype and cosmic in its vision it could suggest the rebirth of cinema. As the arctic light and landscape beggar description, so the performances go beyond acting, and the production itself seems little short of miraculous, said Jim Hoberman, Village Voice.
The Department of Anthropologyâ€™s popular Global Visions Film Series brings an exciting array of films to the community of Grand Forks for the fifth consecutive year. The Global Visions Film Series presents two films per month in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series is currently the only venue in Grand Forks to view award-winning, nationally recognized independent films from a wide variety of contemporary film makers around the world.
All films are at 7 p.m. on various Tuesday evenings between now until the end of April at the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series, free and open to the public, is partially funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee. Filmgoers are encouraged to come early to ensure a seat.
Other movies will be:
â€¢ March 18 â€“ The Weeping Meadow (Greece)
â€¢ April 8 â€“ The Clay Bird (Bangladesh)
â€¢ April 22 â€“ The Wind Will Carry Us (Iran)
This series is funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee, and the Department of Anthropology and the Anthropology Club.
-- Marcia Mikulak, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, email@example.com, 777-4718
|CERT training open to spouses/partners of UND employees|
The UND Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, sponsored by the Office of Civic Leadership, FirstLink Volunteer Services, Grand Forks, and the U2 Program has opened up a number of UND CERT training slots for spouses/partners of UND employees. This training is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. March 11, 18, 25 and April 1.
CERT prepares you to help yourself, your family, your co-workers, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster at your home or workplace. Training sessions cover disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization. CERT training takes approximately 16 hours to complete. Upon completion of your training, you'll receive a free CERT backpack containing disaster preparedness supplies and a CERT volunteer Tt-shirt.
CERT training can also be delivered to your department if there are at least 15 people interested in the training. For more information call Linda Rains, Office of Civic Leadership at 777-7406 or Kathy Williams, U2 Program at 777-4266. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 29. To register: http://www.conted.und.edu/U2/ or U2@mail.und.edu or 777-2128.
|Check out Burnt Toast kitchen classes|
Check out these classes at the Wellness Center's Burnt Toast Kitchen.
Tuesday, March 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Cost is $14
Come to learn and enjoy cooking and tasting Thai food. This class is designed to teach you what to ask for in Thai restaurants, the secrets of Thai cooking and the philisophy of Thai food. This session of Thai Kitchen will feature Stir Fried Vegetables and Tofu in dark soy and oyster sauce with rice.
Eating for Life! - Session 1
Thursday, March 13, 6 to 7 p.m. *Session 2 Thursday, March 20
Cost is $12 for both classes
Are you looking to make over your families eating habits in the new year? Or maybe just learning to cook before venturing out into career and home life? Join us for Eating for Life. This two-session class features two to three entrees along with side dishes and healthy snacks. Participants will cook along side the instructor and enjoy each healthy creation. Recipes are selected with heart health and carbohydrate control in mind, and they are great for singles, couples, and families.
Classes are located in the Wellness Center Burnt Toast Demo Kitchen. Sign up for classes 24 hours in advance at the Wellness Center welcome desk.
-- Leah Wagner, coordinator of Wellness Programs, Wellness Center, firstname.lastname@example.org , 777-0842.
|Next faculty lecture features Denny Elbert March 12|
Two more deans will deliver talks yet this spring at the North Dakota Museum of Art as part of the University Faculty Lecture Series. The first is Denny Elbert, dean of the UND College of Business and Public Administration, Wednesday, March 12, with a 4 p.m. reception and 4:30 p.m. talk.
The next will be Martha Potvin, dean of the UND College of Arts and Sciences, Thursday, April 10, with a 4 p.m. reception and 4:30 p.m. talk. Bruce Smith, dean of the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, will start off the 2008-09 series with his Sept. 11 talk.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University and the 10th anniversary of the re-establishment of the lecture series at UND, the committee of Chester Fritz Professors coordinating the University Faculty Lecture Series invited the deans of colleges to speak on their research. This occasion allows the deans to reflect on the important role that their scholarly work plays not only in their career path but in their work on campus today. And, again to break precedent a little, the committee commemorated President Charles Kupchella's tenure at UND by inviting him to give the opening lecture ("Chickens") Oct. 18. The lecture series is sponsored by the UND Office of the President.
You can access a podcast of the talk of Dan Rice, dean of the UND College of Education and Human Development, "Higher Education: Where We've Gone Wrong," through UND's main web page, www.und.edu.
|Doctoral examination set for Allen Aloys Burgad|
The final examination for Allen Aloys Burgad, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Room 208, Education Building. The dissertation title is "The Effects That a One-to-One Laptop Initiative Has on Student Academic Performance and Achievement." Larry Klundt (educational leadership) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, email@example.com, 777-4005
|Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn meets March 12|
Celebrate National Women's History Month by attending the Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the International Centre. Madina Ismail is a refugee from the war-torn country of Uganda. Please join us to hear Madina share her experience on the impact of war and her journey that brought her to the United States. Everyone is welcome, and lunch is provided.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Womens Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4300
|Higher education faculty candidate visits UND March 13|
Please join the Department of Educational Leadership in welcoming our candidate to the UND campus Thursday, March 13. Deborah Worley is an applicant for the faculty position in the program of higher education. There will be two opportunities to meet Deborah, and we encourage you to participate and provide feedback based on observations from one or both venues.
* Research presentation from 11 a.m. to noon in 210 Education Building, â€œExploring the Use of Statistical Software in Student Affairsâ€
* Teaching presentation from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in 201 Education Building, â€œThe Spellings Commission Report: A Review of Federal Intervention in Higher Education.â€
-- Jeffrey C. Sun, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, email@example.com, 7-3452
|Doctoral examination set for Ann Marguerite Coyle|
The final examination for Ann Marguerite Coyle, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in biology, is set for Thursday, March 13, at 12:15 p.m. seminar (Lecture Hall); 1:30 p.m. defense (Conference Room). The dissertation title is "An Investigation of the Ecology of Nesting Golden Eagles in North Dakota." Brett Goodwin (biology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4005
|Box lunch session focuses on advising as teaching|
Faculty typically think of academic advising as helping students choose classes or making sure they meet general education requirements or the requirements for their major. Advising is often treated as separate from our teaching and more appropriately placed in the â€œserviceâ€ category of academic work. However, most of us have recognized in our advising many teachable moments and a unique -- and potentially very powerful -- opportunity to connect to students and encourage their learning. And in fact research confirms that a positive advisor/advisee relationship advances studentsâ€™ intellectual growth. Good guiding principles for sound teaching apply equally well to advising.
This On Teaching session will explore the notion of â€œAdvising as Teaching.â€ Lisa Burger, director of the Student Success Center (which provides academic advising for all UND students who are in the process of deciding on a major) will discuss how to approach your advising in a way that best serves student learning. The role of the faculty advisor in the classroom and how that can affect advising responsibilities will be considered, as will the developmental nature of advising and how faculty awareness of studentsâ€™ intellectual growth can facilitate a constructive advisor/advisee relationship. Examples of an advising syllabus will be shared as part of this discussion of practical insights into the positive impact of academic advising that is well done. This lunch is Thursday, March 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Tuesday, March 11. Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-4233
|Institutional Review Board meets March 14|
The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the IRB office before Feb. 19.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects were due in the Institutional Review Board office before Feb. 12.
Minutes from the meeting will be available in the IRB office approximately one week after the meeting.
-- Kara B. Wettersten, Ph.D., IRB Chair, Department of Counseling, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-2729
|Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar is March 14|
Jeremy Gawryluk, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, will present a seminar titled "Effects of the Ketogenic Diet on Epilepsy" at 4 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360, School of Medicine. This seminar is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiological Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Administrative Officer, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, email@example.com, 7-6221
|Rebecca Romsdahl presents mail survey findings on climate change|
Despite increasing levels of awareness of the scientific evidence for climate change, actions toward mitigation and adaptation measures are lagging in many regions of the United States, such as the Northern Great Plains.
Rebecca Romsdahl, assistant professor in Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP), will present the findings of a mail survey she is conducting to assess levels of consideration and planning for climate change impacts amongst a sample of 495 state, regional, and local government decision-makers in North Dakota at 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, at in the Clifford Hall Auditorium, Room 210.
The Great Plains regions of the United States are significant in climate-relative categories such as agriculture and renewable fuels development. However, the NGP region is not well studied and therefore often suffers from lack of attention on national policy agendas.
Dr. Romsdahlâ€™s survey aims to address the following questions: to what degree are these decision-makers considering the potential implications of changing climatic conditions and what, if any, steps are they taking to adapt their management of natural resources and public health? How can climate research be made more accessible for these decision-makers; and how can they become engaged in a dialogue with researchers so that climate science can better inform government decision-making in North Dakota? The survey serves as a pilot project to help prepare for a more extensive survey of government decision-makers across 6 states in the Northern Great Plains region.
Dr. Romsdahl joined ESSP in 2006. Her research interests focus on the human dimensions of global environmental change and government interaction with stakeholders in developing environmental policies. She received her B.A. in environmental studies from Gustavus Adolphus College, her M.S. in resource development at Michigan State University and earned her Ph.D. in environmental science and public policy from George Mason University.
For more information contact Michael Hill at 777-6071, or firstname.lastname@example.org. -- Earth System Science and Policy.
|Clay Jenkinson appears as Thomas Jefferson March 14 |
Clay Jenkinson, a cultural commentator, humanities scholar and author, will be on campus celebrating UNDâ€™s 125th anniversary as Thomas Jefferson, his alter ego. Jefferson will speak about the founding of his own University of Virginia, from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Clay will take part in a panel discussion on the future of education in North Dakota. Both events are sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development and are free and open to the public. A reception will follow at 2:30 with refreshments.
Clay S. Jenkinson adopts the persona of Jefferson each week on National Public Radio's The Thomas Jefferson Hour to comment on current events and answer questions people may have about Jefferson's thoughts on any and all topics. Clay has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities highest award, then called the Charles Frankel Award, for his humanities-based first person interpretation methodology.
For more information, please contact Jena Pierce, director of alumni relations and development, College of Education and Human Development at 777-0844 or email@example.com.
|Professional Dress and Etiquette Luncheon is March 15|
Please share this information with your students!
Looking for a way to polish your professional skills? Career Services is proud to bring you the Professional Dress and Etiquette Luncheon Saturday, March 15. Attend an etiquette presentation by Bruce Gjovig in the Lecture Bowl from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a four-course luncheon in the Ballroom and a style presentation by Marshall Fieldâ€™s from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is only $5 per student. Students must register and pre-pay at 280 McCannel Hall by Tuesday, March 11.
-- Amanda Schmaltz, Career Services Events Coordinator, Career Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4100
|UND spring graduation expo is March 18 |
A Spring Grad Expo will be held Tuesday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Loading Dock, first floor, Memorial Union. A visit to the Expo will be a one-stop information source for students graduating May 10. The Registrar's Office will be on-hand with a list of students eligible to graduate. The UND Bookstore and Herff Jones will have regalia, diploma covers, frames, and class rings for purchase and viewing. Financial aid can answer questions about student loan payments. Career Services will assist with any job search. The Alumni Association will explain services to new graduates. Plus additional information about UND's Graduate School, photographers, and catering will also be available. Faculty are invited to attend and check out custom regalia that can be ordered through the Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore. If you have any questions about the Expo, contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events at 777-6393 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information about May's commencement, visit this web page at http://commencement.und.edu.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-6393
|Masters of guitar concert series moves to Empire|
Acoustic guitar virtuoso Michael Gulezian is coming to the Empire Arts Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, as a part of the Masters of Guitar Concert Series. The series is presented by local guitar maker and plastic surgeon Kevin Muiderman, in conjunction with the Empire Arts Center.
Gulezian is a guitar master whose music is at once familiar and wonderfully enigmatic. In a world where music is sold and lauded by category, Gulezian's work defies simple definition. It is acoustic guitar music, but not strictly folk. It has complex chordal structure, but it is not classical music. Its melodic structure, although accessible, often ventures into the experimental. But it is not really jazz. It has a beat and is rhythmically complex, so it's not quite new age either.
Gulezian himself laughingly describes his music as "acoustic trance, neo-classical, deep powder anti-gravitational freestyle big mogul, alternative instrumental soul."
What can concert goers expect from a Michael Gulezian concert? They will hear a spectrum of pieces that range from quiet, moody compositions to tunes that dance with joy, to songs played with out and out jaw dropping technical brilliance. And he sings too.
The Jazz Times says about Gulezian's live performances, "Uncommonly thoughtful and provocative. The technical wizardry is tremendous sweeping story-like melodies, multi-dimensional epics, and heartland hymns." And Garrison Keillor says, "If I could play guitar the way Michael Gulezian does, I would just sit in front of a mirror and watch myself do it." Guitar fiends will have the time of their lives. The rest will be converted.
In the end, says Gulezian, making music is about, "Fearlessness. And love. That's really what it all comes down to. Love. And fearlessness."
Tickets are $15 through the Chester Fritz box office at 777-4090 or in person. They are also available at all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com ( http://www.ticketmaster.com/ ). The series is sponsored in part by the North Valley Arts Council with funding provided by the City of Grand Forks.
|Evidence-based research workshop offered April 4.|
The College of Nursing, with support from the Office of Instructional Development, is offering a day-long workshop on including evidence-based research in curriculum at all levels of preparation. Dr. Stevens, director of the Academic Center of Evidence-Based Practice, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the workshop facilitator. She is a nationally known educator, researcher and author in incorporating evidence based research into the education of interdisciplinary health professions.
This workshop is designed to introduce faculty to evidence-based research especially as applied in the educational setting. Skills necessary to conduct such research will be of interest to faculty considering conducting such research. Teaching faculty will find the workshop useful as Dr. Stevens will discuss how to integrate such research into the curriculum and in the professional practice setting. Workshop participants will be able to: 1. describe the importance of evidence-based practice to professional education and clinical practice; 2. integrate evidence-based practice research into all levels of curricula;3. guide students in transforming the state of professional practice into clinical recommendations; 4. conduct a systematic critical appraisal of evidence-based-research including beginning to evaluate the strength of the research; 5. understand the mandate for incorporating evidence-based-research especially relating to quality and safety issues of professional practice; 6. indentify unique resources necessary for conducting and evaluating evidence-based research; 7. apply the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation.
For more information and registering, contact Jan Goodwin at 777-3753 or Janice_goodwin@und.edu). Registration deadline is March 28.
|State Diversity Conference is April 9-10; agenda listed|
The State Diversity Conference lists the following agenda for Wednesday, April 9-10, Memorial Union.
8 to 9 a.m., registration and continental breakfast
9 to 9:15 a.m., introductions, presidential welcome, announcements and events of the day
9:15 to 10:15 a.m., keynote address by Valerie Red Horse
10:20 to 10:30 a.m., break
10:30 to 11:45 a.m., panel, "Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity" with Lore Dickey, Michael Loewy, Kathy McMahon-Klosterman, and Kathleen Tiemann
11:45 a.m. to noon, break
Noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch; Valerie Red Horse
1:30 to 1:45 p.m., break
1:45 to 3 p.m., presentation, "Privilege," E. Janie Pinterits, Charles William Miller, Cliff Staples
3 to 3:15 p.m., break
3:15 to 5 p.m., presentation, "Economic Diversity, Making Ends Meet in Grand Forks: The Touchy Subject of Class," Carenlee Barkdull and Bret Weber
5 to 7 p.m., Tony Khalife (guitar player/Child Soldier speaker), ethnic dinner
7 to 9 p.m., Safe to Relate, Town Hall meeting
Thursday, April 10
8:30 to 9 a.m., registration/continental breakfast
9 to 9:15 a.m., announcements
9:15 to 10:30 a.m., keynote address, "Global Citizenship," Ahmed Samatar
10:30 to 10:45 a.m., break
10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., panel, "Interreligious Understanding," T.S. Rukmani, Kathy Fick, Adil Ozdemir, Lawrence Pinsker, Leon Red Dog
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., lunch; open roundtable
1:30 to 1:45 p.m., break
1:45 to 2:45 p.m., universal curriculum design workshop, Deb Glennen and Judy Sannes
2:45 to 3 p.m., closing.
-- Affirmative Action.
|Biomass Technical Workshop set for July; abstracts due March 14|
The Energy & Environmental Research Center announces the Biomass â€™08: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop to be held July 15â€“16 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The Biomass â€™08 Workshop is a technically focused event, complementary to the International Biomass Conference and Trade Show taking place in Minneapolis, Minn., this April.
The workshop will offer an intense two-day technical program focused on the opportunities for the utilization of biomass (i.e., plant matter such as straw, corn, and wood residue) for power, transportation fuels, and chemicals. An exhibit show at the Alerus Center will accompany the technical program.
â€œAttendees will have an opportunity to hear presentations on the technical aspects of cutting-edge research and new technology developments leading to the economical utilization of biomass in our region,â€ said EERC Deputy Associate Director for Research Chris Zygarlicke.
EERC Director Gerald Groenewold said, â€œBiomass is no longer a long-range option for U.S. energy needs. It is a significant player. It has many near-term uses now, as seen in the ethanol and biodiesel industry, and holds hope as a large, globally sustainable, renewable resource.â€
The Biomass â€™08 Workshop is being organized by the EERC, one of the worldâ€™s leading developers of cleaner, more efficient energy and environmental technologies. BBI International, a global leader in the biofuels industry, is the signature sponsor.
Workshop fees are $225 per person and include access to all of the technical sessions, the exhibit floor, workshop materials, and food. The workshop will be geared toward industry, research entities, government, community and economic development corporations, financial institutions, and landowners.
Conference organizers are currently accepting abstracts for workshop presenters in a variety of topic areas. All abstracts are due Friday, March 14. The abstracts submitted will be used for technical committee review and selection purposes. For more information on becoming a presenter, an attendee, or an exhibitor, visit www.undeerc.org/Biomass08.
Biomass â€™07, held in May 2007, attracted over 400 registrants, representing 232 organizations, 28 states, and three foreign countries (Canada, China, and the United Kingdom). -- EERC.
|Departments encouraged to give events 125th feel in 2008|
Members of the University community are encouraged to give events a 125th feel. During 2008, the University will celebrate its 125th anniversary, and UND departments are encouraged to give their events a 125th feel to help celebrate this important milestone.
There are several ways in which departments can give their events the 125th look:
* Utilize the 125th logo on merchandise, promotional materials and marketing. The 125th logo can be downloaded from the UND 125th web site at 125.und.edu or by going to the UND web site and clicking the 125th logo. Trademark usage rules and regulations apply.
* Submit new and annual events to the UND calendar and associate them with the 125th anniversary.
* Utilize 125th cups and napkins when working with Campus Catering (777-2256).
* 125th placemats are available for events and may be requested from the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events (777-6393).
* 125th balloons are available for events in the Memorial Union from Sign and Design at no cost to departments. For details, call Becca at Sign and Design (777-3938).
* There are limited 125th items available for give-away, including T-shirts, pens, pins and window clings, from the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events (777-6393).
For other questions about the UND 125th anniversary, contact Dawn Botsford (777-6393) or Benjamin Klipfel (777-0857).
For a complete list of UND 125th events and information, visit us online at 125.und.edu
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Marketing Coordinator, UND 125th Anniversary, email@example.com, 7-0857
|College of Business and Public Administration adds new graduate program |
The College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce a new program offering in the field of accounting. A Master of Accountancy degree program is now accepting applications for fall semester 2008, when courses in the program will begin and be offered on campus. The new masterâ€™s program, which has been approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and UNDâ€™s Graduate School, builds upon the College of Business and Public Administrationâ€™s long history and reputation of producing business leaders in the field of accountancy. It is also the only master of accountancy program available in North Dakota, western Minnesota, northern South Dakota and Manitoba. The rigorous program involves 32 credit hours of advanced courses and also assists recent accounting graduates in meeting the 150 hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam.
The College of Business and Public Administration and Graduate School will formally announce and celebrate the new program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in 225 Gamble Hall. The event is open to the University community and the Greater Grand Forks area.
â€œThis is another great addition for the College of Business and Public Administration, as we believe it positions us as a key leader in the field of accounting throughout the Midwest region,â€ says Dennis Elbert, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. Development of the new program was a result of strategic planning for curriculum growth and enhancement, as well as requests put forth by national and regional accounting firms who recruit current UND business students.
â€œOur new Master of Accountancy program will allow our students to take the next step in pursuing a professional accounting career, while also increasing their job placement opportunities once they complete the program,â€ explains Robert Dosch, who will serve as the graduate director of the new program. â€œOur students are already highly sought after in the marketplace and we anticipate that this additional preparation will make them even more desirable prospects in the accounting industry.â€
Admission requirements for the Master of Accountancy program require a command of core accounting concepts and theories or a bachelorâ€™s degree in accounting, completion of the GMAT test (or equivalent graduate placement test), and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Undergraduate students currently completing an accounting degree at UND can pursue placement in this program in their junior year, with a GPA of 3.25 and completion of a specific set of courses. For more information on the Master of Accountancy degree program or to inquire about an application, please contact Robert Dosch in the Department of Accountancy at (701) 777-4686 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- CK Schultz, Director, External Relations, College of Business & Public Administration, email@example.com, 777-6937
|Founders Day retired and retiring faculty, staff honorees named|
The following retired or retiring faculty and staff were honored at the Founders Day banquet Feb. 28.
Richard Anderson, building automation technician, Facilities; Janice Audette, medical laboratory technician, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; Thomas Ballintine, associate professor of chemistry; Mary Butzin, administrative assistant, School of Communication; Paul Fundingsland, professor of art; Madonna Hajicek, senior administrative assistant and faculty affairs coordinator, academic and faculty affairs, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Ursula Hovet, administrative assistant, Department of English; Robert Jorgenson, line service operator, flight support, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences; Rose Keeley, client support leader, Information Technology Services and Support; Merry Ketterling, administrative secretary, Department of Indian Studies; Mary Grisez Kweit, professor of political science and public administration, and department chair; Robert Kweit, professor of political science and public administration; David Lambeth, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; Andre Lebugle, professor of languages; Joseph Litzinger, lieutenant, University police department; John Lutheran Jr., technology development operator, Energy & Environmental Research Center; David Marshall, professor of English; Patricia Moe, aAdministrative secretary, Department of Electrical Engineering; Corinne Nelson, nursing supervisor, Student Health Services; Patricia Nybo, administrative secretary, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Frederick Oldroyd, maintenance workers, flight support services, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences; Kay Olesen, administrative secretary, office of the dean, School of Engineering and Mines; Brian Paulsen, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of art; Nancy Peotter, financial aid administrator, office of student financial aid; Lettie Reynolds, administrative secretary, administration and finance, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Garl Rieke, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology; Sally Rugroden, building automation technician, Facilities; Allan Skramstad, associate professor of aviation; Sandra Slater, University archivist and head of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library; Ronald Timpe, research manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Beverly Uhlenberg, associate professor of teaching and learning.
|Founders Day 25-years of service honorees named|
The following were honored for 25 years of service at the Founders Day banquet Feb. 28.
Jean Altepeter, human resources manager, office of the dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Teresa Aubol, administrative officer, office of the dean of students; Steven Benson, senior research manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Wayne Blegen, technology development officer, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Doris Bornhoeft, senior client support specialist, Information Technology Systems and Services; Gregory Boushee, maintenance specialist, Facilities; John Deitz, electrician, Facilities; Raymond Dewall, research scientist, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Craig Eken, technology development officer, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Dean Evenstad, research specialist, Energy & Environmental Research Center; James Ford, technology development mechanic, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Ken Grohs, facilities and safety coordinator, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Paul Gronhovd, graphic designer, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Shannon Gullickson, director of admissions and advising, School of Communication; Mylan â€œBuddyâ€ Hackett, technology development operator, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Douglas Hajicek, research manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Philip Harmeson, vice president for general administration and associate professor of accounting and business law; Glen Hoffarth, systems mechanic, Facilities; John Hurley, senior research advisor, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Jerry Johnson, journeyman carpenter, Facilities; Joyleen Johnson, human resource officer, Office of Human Resources; Michael Jones, senior research advisor, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Bonnie Jundt, network services manager, Information Technology Systems and Services; Carla Kellner, administrative secretary, North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR); Mark Kobe, building services manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Kathleen Kraft, administrative officer, pediatrics department (Fargo), School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Alan Lilke, machine shop supervisor, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Randall Lillibridge, technology development operator, Energy & Environmental Research Center; John Lutheran, technology development operator, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Donald McCollor, research scientist, Energy & Environmental Research Center; David Miller, research scientist, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Stanley Miller, senior research manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center; David Morstad, senior lecturer and director of the mathematics computer laboratory, Department of Mathematics; Diane Nelson, director of the Office of Human Resources; Edwin Olson, senior research advisor, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager, Accounting Services; DeAnn Purcell, medical transcriptionist, Student Health Services; Randy Rasmussen, binding specialist, Chester Fritz Library; Avis Reynolds, administrative secretary, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Hilary â€œButchâ€ Riske, technology development operations supervisor, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Robert Russell, building services technician, Facilities; Isaac Schlosser, professor of biology; Rodney Scilley, journeyman electrician, Facilities; Richard Shockey, research engineer, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Lona Spicer, administrative secretary, Department of Mathematics; Joyce Sundby, personnel assistant, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Michael Swanson, senior research manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Carolyn Thompson, laboratory technician, U.S.D.A. Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center; James Tibbetts, research scientist, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Donald Toman, research engineer and manager of oil fuels manufacturing, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Karen Uhrich, engineering technician, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Jean Vorachek, programmer analyst, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Gregory Weber, senior research advisor, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Debra Wilson, program coordinator, Recruitment and Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN), College of Nursing; Constance Wixo, administrative manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Kim Young, medical laboratory technician, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; Sonia Zimmerman, assistant professor of occupational therapy.
|Reminder to all flexible benefits participants|
If you have a balance remaining in your medical and/or dependent care flex accounts from Plan Year 2007, March 15, is the last day to incur expenses and still be reimbursed from last yearâ€™s account. All vouchers for Plan Year 2007 must be submitted to the Payroll Office no later than 4:30 p.m. March 31. No exceptions will be made for not meeting that deadline. Contact Cheryl Arntz, Flex Comp specialist, at 777-4423 with any questions.
|Policy detailed for booting/impounding/relocating a vehicle|
The purpose of the UND vehicle policy is to explain the booting and removal of vehicles from campus that present an immediate hazard to life or property, appear abandoned or inoperable, or flagrantly and/or repeatedly violate the established parking regulations of UND. The Booting, Impound and Relocation Policy applies to tickets issued within the same school year.
Examples of situations where booting, impounding, or relocating may be necessary would include, and is not limited to, the following: parking in a preferred space when the space is identified by signage; causing a safety hazard (fire lane/ fire hydrant); blocking a roadway or driveway; receiving four or more parking tickets on campus within one school year and failing to pay for them or to seek another method of resolving them; and leaving a vehicle abandoned or inoperable.
Booting, Impounding or Relocating Guidelines:
1. Policy application: Vehicles that have received three UND parking tickets that remain unpaid and have moved into penalty (fine doubles at 14 calendar days) will result in sending a registered letter with a return receipt by Parking Office staff to the registered owner of the vehicle if known. If there is no resolution to the issue of the outstanding parking tickets by the registered owner or the current driver of the vehicle (if they are different), the vehicle will be eligible for booting or impound seven (7) working days after the receipt has been returned to the Parking Office and on the occurrence of the fourth violation of any additional UND parking rules (Issuance of ticket No. 4). This policy will also apply to any additional vehicles registered to the same owner that the registered owner or current driver may be utilizing innocently or in an attempt to circumvent this policy. The preferred action in these situations will be booting (impounding in place). If the registered owner or current driver of the vehicle has not contacted the Parking Office and paid all fines or fees owed within two working days after the vehicle is booted, the vehicle will be impounded to a secure lot by a private towing company with which UND has contracted. If towing is necessary, a towing fee will be assessed. Additionally, the owner of the impound lot will assess a daily charge for storage. In an instance where a parking office staff is unable to identify who the registered owner of a vehicle is, the unregistered vehicle will be eligible for booting on the occurrence of the fourth parking violation on the UND campus.
2. Preferred (reserved) parking: Vehicles parking in preferred (reserved) parking spaces without the appropriate permit for that area will be booted or impounded to a secure lot. Parking enforcement staff will have discretion in each case to resolve the situation, with the lease stringent solution imposed whenever possible, which may include as an option, relocation to another lot on the UND campus. In all such cases, the rights and convenience of the displaced permit holder will be considered first. Enforcement staff will take immediate action upon identifying a violator in such a parking area. The owner or current driver of the vehicle will be required to make payment for all fees owed, (see numbered paragraph #3 below for accepted payment methods) and to produce appropriate identification before the vehicle will be released. If a booted vehicle has not been released to the driver/owner within one working day, the impound policy outlined in numbered paragraph No. 1 will be followed.
3. Payment Method: The UND Parking Office is located in the basement of the UND Memorial Union and is open Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Payment of fines or fees on a vehicle that has been booted, impounded, or relocated must be made at this office. When the UND Parking Office is closed, there is no payment option available. Only U.S. currency or credit/debit cards recognized by UND will be accepted in payment.
4. Enforcement guidelines: UND parking enforcement staff (full and part-time) will administer the boot/impound policy Monday through Friday during normal working hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Evenings and weekends enforcement staff will not initiate a boot/impound for any violation listed in numbered paragraphs 1, or 2 listed above, unless signage indicates this policy will be enforced on a â€œ24/7â€ basis for the parking stall(s) in question with possible sanctions enumerated, or in the instance of a safety issue, such as blocking a fire hydrant. On weekends and evenings, UND police officers may release booted, impounded or relocated vehicles, if in their judgment this action is justified.
5. Collection of unpaid parking tickets: delinquent parking ticket accounts may result in UND taking additional actions such as limiting a studentâ€™s ability to register for classes, to request a transcript, or the account may be turned over to a collection agency.
For any questions regarding this policy or assistance if your vehicle has been impounded, booted or relocated, the UND Parking Office phone number is 777-3551. For after hours or weekend assistance, contact the UND Police at 777-2591. -- Parking Office.
|Library of the Health Sciences lists Spring Break adjusted hours|
The Library of the Health Sciences lists the Spring Break adjusted hours: Sunday, March 2, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Wednesday, March 3-5, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Thursday, March 6, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, March 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 9, 1 p.m. to midnight.
-- April Byars, Adm. Asst., Library of the Health Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-3893
|UND Bismarck Center welcomes new coordinator|
The University of North Dakota is pleased to welcome Sheri Haugen-Hoffart as the new coordinator of the UND Bismarck Center. Haugen-Hoffart, a native of Rugby, N.D., received her bachelor of arts in psychology in 1988 from the University of North Dakota and a masterâ€™s degree in management from the University of Mary in Bismarck. She has previously served as director of development for the American Lung Association, director of education for the Mental Health Association and emergency services director for the American Red Cross.
Haugen-Hoffart is currently active as president elect of the Bismarck Kiwanis Club and council member and Stephen Minister at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and has visited many locations, including Norway, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, and many states.
As coordinator of the UND Bismarck Center, Haugen-Hoffart will provide leadership in partnership development by exploring and nurturing new markets and programming opportunities in the Bismarck region. She is responsible for providing students with academic and career advising, facilitating customer service and other program logistics, and providing support services for UND faculty. Haugen-Hoffart will join Claudia Tomanek, director of the UND Bismarck Center, and Renee Nelson, administrative assistant. Together the team will work to extend the resources of the UND Bismarck Center to the surrounding community. The UND Bismarck Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and is located at 1309 Shafer Street on the Bismarck State College Campus. The UND Bismarck Center, in cooperation with Bismarck State College, has been serving the Bismarck/Mandan area since 1976.
Find out more about the UND Bismarck Center at www.undbismarck.und.edu or by calling 701-224-5437.
|Dakota Foundation, Center for Innovation announce support for youth entrepreneurship|
Young entrepreneurs in Grand Forks and three other North Dakota communities will experience what itâ€™s like to run their own town and start their own businesses by attending one of four Mini-SocietyÂ® Young Entrepreneur Summer Camps during May, June and July.
The Dakota Foundation and the UND Center for Innovation Foundation announce a $50,000 grant to support the expansion of entrepreneurship education programs for elementary and middle school students to help grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and civic leaders, while helping North Dakota youth realize their potential to start up ventures in the marketplace. Barry Striegel, a doctoral student in teacher education at UND, is director of this Youth Entrepreneurship Education Project.
Mini-Society is known to be an effective and popular entrepreneurship education program that increases the level of academic performance, entrepreneurial thinking, career aspirations, civic participation and personal resilience of elementary and middle school students. The grant will enable expansion of the Young Entrepreneurs Summer Camps as well as support entrepreneurship education programs in the classroom during the regular school year. It is hoped this support will help secure longer-term public and private funding commitments for youth entrepreneurship education.
The UND Center for Innovation hosted the first summer camp in 2006. During the summer of 2007, Striegel directed two additional camps at the Ojibwa Indian School in Belcourt and the Strom Center for Entrepreneurship at Dickinson State University.
The Mini-Society Summer Camps will expand from a one-week to a two-week program and grow from three sites to four with the addition of a new summer camp at Ft. Berthold Community College in New Town to better serve youth who are educated in predominately Native American communities. The grant also will support entrepreneurship education programs in classrooms during the regular school year and enable the training of new Mini-Society facilitators.
Striegel will coordinate and evaluate two, eight-week entrepreneurship education classroom pilot projects through May 2008 in cooperating elementary and middle schools. The first classroom project is already under way at Valley Middle School and the second will begin in March in a cooperating elementary classroom in a nearby community. Striegel will recruit new facilitators from the ranks of UNDâ€™s undergraduate entrepreneurship and teacher education programs.
The 2008 goal is to reach more than 200 youngsters as well as parents, teachers and youth group leaders so they can experience the personal and social benefits of entrepreneurship and learn more about entrepreneurial thinking in a hands-on, experienced-based setting. Striegel is a nationally-certified entrepreneurship educator and a classroom teacher with more than 25 years experience. He has facilitated classroom Mini-Society Entrepreneurship Education Programs for 12 years and trained hundreds of Mini-Society facilitators as a consultant with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Dakota Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by Bart and Lynn Holaday to focus their philanthropic efforts on initiatives that foster social entrepreneurship in the states of North Dakota and New Mexico.
UNDâ€™s Center for Innovation helps entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and students launch new technologies, products and ventures, develop business and marketing plans, access talent of universities and secure venture financing. The Center has won five national awards for excellence in innovation and technology entrepreneurship, and the entrepreneur program was ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation as No. 9 out of 900 entrepreneur programs (top 1 percent).
For more information about the Mini-Society Summer Camps and the classroom entrepreneurship education pilot projects, contact Barry Striegel at 701-741-6985 or via e-mail at email@example.com. To contact the Center For Innovationâ€™s Program liaison, call Tom Kenville at 777-3132 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Barry Striegel, GTA, Teaching & Learning, email@example.com, 701-741-6985
|Staff Senate seeks scholarship applicants|
If you are a benefited staff member and have not already received a 2008-2009 application form with scholarship criteria for dependents, please visit our web site at www.und.nodak.edu/org/undss/
All applications must be returned to the Student Financial Aid office by Friday, March 14, in order to be considered. We encourage you to have your dependent children apply for this scholarship.
-- Dianne Stam, Fundraising Chair, UND Staff Senate, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4406
|ITSS reports on data center outages|
The Information Technology Systems and Services data center has had three data center outages in the past week (two unplanned on Monday and one planned on Sunday) that caused all ITSS services to be unavailable for hours each time. This has had a large impact on both NDUS (ConnectND Campus Community and Ancillary systems and ODIN) and UND (e-mail, web, file, print, imaging, directory, and many other) services.
ITSS data center has made significant investments in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and electrical generator upgrades and additions. Initially, ITSS management was perplexed as to why these systems didn't protect the data center from this weekâ€™s failures. Because of the location of the failures, neither the UPS nor the generator could help. ITSS works closely with UND electricians regarding the data center electrical distribution. The electricians found, in trouble-shooting the outages, that the data center had a circuit switch that was failing and replaced it Monday evening. Further review later that week found other potential single-point-of-failure for which the electricians recommended immediate repair. ITSS didnâ€™t give notice according to standard practice but, because of the potential for another unplanned failure, the replacement was scheduled as quickly as possible. The work was done early Sunday morning. ITSS staff spent many extra hours, most out of normal work hours, recovering systems following outages. Everyone is interested in preventing these outages.
ITSS and UND facilities are actively planning for an increase of capacity for our UPS and generator to meet needs for the next five to 10 years. Facilities will further review the data center electrical distribution to detect other repairs/replacements that should be made to assure electrical availability. The ITSS data center hosts both critical UND and NDUS systems which students, faculty and staff expect to be available. ITSS staff plan and work hard to match that expectation as closely as possible.
ITSS management understand that these events caused frustration as some student and faculty work had to be re-done and there were service, communication and business delays. Thank you for your patience. -- Dorette Kerian, director, ITSS.
|UND 24/7 photography contest a big success|
More than 100 photographs were submitted to the fifth annual UND 24/7 Photography Contest sponsored by the Graphics and Photography Society (GaPS) and Student Health Promotions Office.
The winners are: grand prize, Sorin Nastasia; first place, black and white film, Justine Houtman; second place, black and white film, Candi Hansen; third place, black and white film, Tyler Bonnett; first place, color film, Lorraine Lindquist (there were no second or third place color film winners); first place, digital, Sorin Nastasia; second place, digital, Sorin Nastasia; and, third place, digital, Mike Wuitschick. To view the winning photographs, go to http://business.und.edu/gaps/.
The photographs that were submitted reflected the diversity of UND "life" and were shot on campus during 2007. Prizes were awarded in three categories: digital, black and white film, and color film, plus an overall grand prize. The images were judged based on content expression, composition elements, and technical quality. In addition to awarding prizes, the winning photographs were displayed at the Memorial Union. They are now being framed to be displayed permanently at Student Health Services in McCannel Hall.
The contest is open to everyone and will be held again next year, so start taking those great shots of UND 24/7!
-- Lynda Kenney, Assistant Professor, Technology, email@example.com, 777-2197
|Museum Cafe lists soups, specials|
The North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe lists their soups and specials.
Soups for the week: Leek and Potato/Chicken Tortilla
Wednesday: Mahi Mahi with Vermacelli and Tomato Lemon Sauce
Thursday: Pork and Squash Ravioli
Friday: Salmon Caesar Salad
Soups for the week: Cream of Wild Mushroom/Pasta Fagioli
Monday: Pork Chops Robert
Tuesday: Italian Meatloaf Dinner
Wednesday: Stuffed Chicken Dinner
Thursday: Vegetable Ravioli with Lemongrass sauce
Friday: Lemon Mahi Mahi Salad
The Museum CafÃ© is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4195
|Ray Richards golf course 2008 season passes now available |
The 2008 golf season passes for faculty and staff are now available for $240. With your purchase, you will receive a free season pass for the driving range ($140 value).
UND faculty and staff family season passes are $500; they are not eligible for the free driving range pass, but for an extra $150 the family can have season driving range passes.
Stop at the Chester Fritz box office, or call 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember that passes may be paid through payroll deduction over six pay periods.
-- Tom Swangler, Asst Director, Ray Richards Golf Course, email@example.com, 777-4094
|Community-university forum proposals sought|
Are you doing scholarship on community issues, with community partners?
Would you like to discuss this with community and campus members?
Do you want to help plan innovative approaches to community issues?
If you do, send your proposals for â€œGenerating Ideas Through Partnerships: A Community-University Forum.â€ Forum sessions will be held April 18-19, at University Place, 3601 University Ave., and in a community location, The Link, 300 Cherry St., Grand Forks.
Deadline for applications is Monday, March 10. Results will be announced by Monday, March 17.
Types of proposals:
â€¢ Community and University members can submit discussion topics and presentations.
â€¢ Ideas for community-university collaborative proposals are highly encouraged.
â€¢ Descriptions of community-based research needs and research results are highly encouraged.
Submitting your proposal:
â€¢ Your proposals should include: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, submission title, submission type (idea, panel or individual presentation), abstract (maximum 300 words); submission form available at www.communityengagement.und.edu
â€¢ Your proposal should be sent by mail to Community-University Forum, attn. Diana Nastasia, project assistant, Stop 8254, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8254; or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is a step toward the publication of a community-university journal.
This event is sponsored by the UND Forum Planning Committee (Gregory Gagnon and Janet Moen, co-chairs) and the following community partners: Grand Forks Housing Authority, Community Foundation, United Way, North Valley Arts Council. Funding was provided by the Public Scholarship Program, UND Center for Community Engagement.
For more information, visit www.communityengagement.und.edu, or contact Diana Nastasia or Kevin Kainulainen at 777-2706 or email@example.com
-- Diana Nastasia, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2706
|Volunteers sought for sleep study |
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking men and women age 51 and older to be part of the magnesium nutrition and sleep behavior study. Participants can earn up to $300 for participating.
This study will determine if the amount of magnesium in diet and body is associated with sleep patterns, and to identify factors (gender, health, diet, body composition, physical activity, depression) that may affect the relationship between magnesium nutrition and sleep.
To be eligible, participants should have sleep complaints but not taking sleep medications. They must not be morbidly obese and currently not taking high amounts of magnesium through supplements (100 milligrams a day or more). This study is open to non-smokers and smokers.
Participants will take a supplement (placebo or 300 milligrams of magnesium) every day for seven weeks; visit the Nutrition Center 13 times over eight weeks; wear a small physical activity monitor attached to wrist band or small belt for five consecutive days three times during study (total 15 days); complete questionnaires; and have blood drawn four times.
You can go online to apply to be in the study by going to http://ars.usda.gov/npa/gfhnrc If you have any questions, please call Dorothy Olson at (701) 795-8396.
-- Brenda Ling , Information Officer, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, email@example.com, 795-8300
|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.
POSITION: Writer/Editor, University Relations, #08-248
DEADLINE: (I) 3/07/2008
POSITION: Registered Nurse, Student Health Services, #08-247
DEADLINE: (I) 3/06/2008
POSITION: Financial Aid System Specialist, Financial Aid, #08-246
DEADLINE: (I) 3/6/2008
POSITION: Financial Aid Advisor, Financial Aid, #08-245
SALARY: (I) 3/6/2008
POSITION: Analyst - Technology Commercialization, EERC, #08-243
DEADLINE: (I) 3/5/2008
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
POSITION: Project Manager - Technology Commercialization, EERC, #08-242
DEADLINE: (I) 3/5/08
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
POSITION: PC Analyst, Scientific Computing Center, #08-244
DEADLINE: (I) 3/6/2008
OFFICE SUPPORT: No vacancies.
POSITION: Building Services Technician - ROVER (Custodial, Sunday - Friday, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) Facilities, #08-183
DEADLINE: (I) 3/07/2008
NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM POSITION OPENINGS:
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|Center for Innovation Foundation elects officers, trustees|
The trustees of the UND Center for Innovation Foundation have elected a new trustee to its board and held election of officers at their annual meeting in February 2008. Elected to the board is Dale Morrison, president of McCain Foods of Toronto, Canada, who is a 1971 UND graduate. Morrison replaces Russell Brown, retired chair and CEO of AGSCO, who was elected trustee emeritus after six years of service.
Elected for three-year terms as officers of the Foundation are Bart Holiday as chair, Howard Dahl as vice chair, and James Ray as treasurer.
Morrison is president and CEO of McCain Foods Ltd., the world's largest producer of frozen French fries and the manufacturer of other food products sold in more than 110 countries. The company has more than 55 production facilities on six continents supported by more than 20,000 employees. Besides frozen potatoes, McCain's also processes green vegetables, desserts, pizzas, juices and beverages, oven meals, entrees, appetizers, etc.
Before leading McCain Foods in 2004, Morrison served 10 years with General Foods, 14 years as president of Frito-Lay North Division and Hostess Frito Lay Canada (both PepsiCo), and five years with Campbell Soup Company. He served as CEO and president of Campbell Soup from 1997-2000. Before joining McCain Foods, he was a principal with Fenway Partners, a New York private equity firm.
Originally from Milton, N.D., Morrison earned a business degree from UND in 1971. He served as president of the UND Foundation board from 1995 to 2004. He is currently a member of the National Campaign Steering Committee to raise $300 million for UND. He has been an active alumnus with his fraternity, Kappa Sigma.
Foundation trustees are:
Chairman of the board: Bart Holaday, retired, Brinson Partners Venture Capital, Chicago, and president of the Dakota Foundation, Placitas, N.M. He has been an advisor to the Center for Innovation Foundation for 20 years. Holaday is also a trustee of the UND Foundation, Jamestown College and the Air Force Academy Foundation.
Vice chair: Howard Dahl, president and founder of Amity Technology and Concord Manufacturing, Fargo. Dahl is a 1997 recipient of the North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year Award and past-president of the UND Foundation.
Treasurer: James Ray, president of the Aerospace Capital Group and president of the Ray Foundation, Naples, Fla.
Trustee: Randy Newman, chair and CEO of Alerus Financial of Grand Forks. He is chair of the Center for Innovation advisory board.
Trustee: Jerry Van Eeckhout, founder, chairman and CEO of ACT Teleconferencing, Inc from 1990 until 2003 when he became chair emeritus. He was inducted into the North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 1998; he lives in Evergreen, Colo.
Trustee: Bill Ness, retired CEO and chair of Arctic Cat of Thief River Falls, Minn.; he lives in Hudson, Wis.
Trustee emeritus: Russell Brown, retired president and CEO of AGSCO of Grand Forks now living in Buckeye, Ariz. Brown is a 1995 recipient of the North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year, and is the past chair of the Center for Innovation advisory board. He served as chair of the Foundation from 2001 to 2004.
Trustee Emeritus: Fran Jabara, president of Jabara Ventures Group, Wichita, Kan., and founding director of the Center for Entrepreneur Ventures at Wichita State University.
Four other directors from UND are ex-officio, non-voting members. They are the president, vice president for finance and operations, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, and the director of the Center for Innovation, who also serves as the CEO of the Center for Innovation Foundation.
About the UND Center for Innovation Foundation
The Foundation supports the Center for Innovation to fulfill their mission of helping entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and students launch new technologies, products and ventures, develop business and marketing plans, access talent and secure sources of venture financing. Since 2001, the Foundation has increased its assets from $1 million to $8 million including building the $4 million Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center to further the mission of the Center for Innovation and the academic entrepreneur program.