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ISSUE: Volume 47, Number 16: December 09, 2009

Contents
Top Stories
Faculty members invited to participate in Winter Commencement
UND alum, Minnesota Twins president Dave St. Peter to give main address at commencement
Campus community invited to University Academic Leadership Forum on Dec. 17
Events to Note
Reception for Pablo de Leon is Dec. 9
Lifetime Sports re-opening recognizes women's volleyball team
Retirement reception for Dorette Kerian is Dec. 10
Atmospheric Sciences seminar is Dec. 10
Bookstore holds author signings Dec. 19
Biology faculty candidate to present seminar
Geography forum set for Dec. 11
Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar is Dec. 11
Wellness Center lists special promotions
Reception for Eleanor Yurkovich is Friday
Biology seminar on climate change is Dec. 14
Raise your voice with the Grand Forks Master Chorale
Wellness hosts Yoga/Stretch session
Retirement reception will honor Jerry Rozeveld
Denim Day starts early
Retirement reception for Diana LeTexier will be Dec. 16
John S. Penn memorial service is Dec. 29
Spring New Student Orientation will be Jan. 11
Winter yoga classes begin at Lotus Meditation Center
6th annual UND 24/7 photography contest is open to everyone
Announcements
Paperless paydays begin Jan. 1, 2010
UND announces 1,755 returning students receive scholarships
UND Flying Team positioned to defend national title after winning regional competition
Revised Conflict of Interest Policy covers all UND employees
Spouse/dependent tuition waiver forms due Friday
Marlene Miller is named to the board of the CVIC
2009 National Survey of Student Engagement is now available
H1N1 vaccine available for students
The Graduate School calls for summer doctoral fellowship applications
Applications sought for Summer Research Professors
Support for summer course development continues
Funding for the development of online courses is available
Writers Conference posters available through John Little Memorial Endowment
Purchasing lists policies and procedures
Assessment retreat proposals are due
New spring course on community colleges is available
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
Alumni Association seeks Sioux Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award nominations
Important UPS/FEDEX email virus warning
N.D. State Fleet adjusts rates
Chester Fritz Library lists holiday hours
International Centre lists Christmas and winter holiday hours
Donated sick leave requested for Nomani Bingham
Donated sick leave requested Vern Kary
Studio One features a project for homeless and an impersonation band
Basketball group sales tickets available
Dining Services gift cards available
Ray Richards lists Christmas golf specials and 2010 season pass information
Museum Shop offers great gift ideas for the holidays
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Nursing's Barb Anderson receives North Dakota Indian Education award
Spencer named National Rural Health Association Fellow
Technology department faculty members garner ATMAE awards
Ric Ferraro joins editorial board for international journal
Faculty members invited to participate in Winter Commencement

I invite members of the faculty to participate in UND’s winter commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 18. Two ceremonies will be held and faculty members are encouraged to march in academic regalia in one or both events.

The ceremony for all professional and graduate degrees will begin at 10 a.m. and all undergraduate degrees will be awarded at the ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Both events will be held in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty members should assemble in the lower level of the Auditorium and be ready to process at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. University marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their places in the procession.

Please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events in the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office at 777-2724 by Wednesday, Dec. 16, or send an e-mail message to Jan Flatin at janiceflatin@mail.und.nodak.edu if you plan to participate so that the appropriate number of seats can be reserved on the stage. When responding, please make sure to indicate if you will be participating in one or both ceremonies.

I encourage participation by all faculty members to help make commencement a memorable occasion for our graduates and their guests.
-- Robert O. Kelley, President, President's Office, rokelley@mail.und.edu, 777-2121

UND alum, Minnesota Twins president Dave St. Peter to give main address at commencement

Minnesota Twins president and UND alum Dave St. Peter will give the commencement address Friday, Dec. 18, for both the 10 a.m. graduate degree and the 2 p.m. undergraduate degree ceremonies. Both are at the Chester Fritz Auditorium and both will be Webcast live.

St. Peter, who graduated from UND in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations, was named the fourth president of Minnesota Twins in 2002. He oversees the team’s strategic planning process and the club’s business departments, including ticket sales and service, corporate partnerships, marketing, community affairs, communications, broadcasting, ballpark operations, human resources, technology and finance. St. Peter is also involved in business-related baseball decisions as well as the design, construction, and opening of Target Field, the team’s new ballpark being built in Minneapolis’ Historic Warehouse District.

At age 43, St. Peter begins his 21st year with the Twins in 2010. He joined the Twins organization in 1990 and held several positions, including vice president of corporate communications. He was named senior vice president of business affairs in February 1999 and assembled a sales and marketing group that has increased annual attendance eight of the last nine years and in aggregate by more than 128 percent since 2000. In addition, St. Peter’s leadership has been integral in the team’s growing corporate partnership base, expanded Twins Radio Network, aggressive community outreach and enhanced alumni involvement, including the development of the Twins Hall of Fame.

St. Peter has been part of a leadership team helping the franchise win five American League Central Division championships in the past eight seasons (2002-2004, 2006 and 2009). During St. Peter’s leadership, the Twins have twice been named “Organization of the Year” by Baseball America.

St. Peter was born in Bismarck, N.D., and lives in Eden Prairie, Minn., with his wife Joanie, son Jack, and twin sons Eric and Ben.
-- Juan Pedraza, writer/editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Campus community invited to University Academic Leadership Forum on Dec. 17

The end-of-the-semester session of the University Academic Leadership Forum will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Lecture Bowl at the Memorial Union. As stated in the announcement of the inaugural session earlier this semester:
The forum will be an opportunity for all members of the UND community - faculty, students, staff, administrators - to bring to the Provost and the Deans any questions, suggestions, concerns or comments about the way in which the University is fulfilling its academic mission, and for the academic leadership to share information and ideas.

I realize that the scheduling of this session is less than ideal. We honestly did not mean for "end of the semester" to appear to be as close to lining up for the commencement processional as Thursday's scheduling might suggest. We are experimenting with a set of vehicles to enhance communication and conversations about important academic issues, and will plan to have two more sessions of this forum during the spring semester, with January and April as target dates.

The agenda item for the session on Dec. 17 will be managing the academic implications of controversies affecting the university. As we know, we're not sure what the SBHE decision will be in on Dec. 17. The Forum can be an opportunity to share ideas, insights, concerns, and strategies.
-- Paul LeBel, Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reception for Pablo de Leon is Dec. 9

Pablo de Leon, research associate in the Department of Space Studies, recently received notice of approval of his EPSCoR proposal, "Integrated Strategies for the Human Exploration of the Moon and Mars," for $742,000. Space Studies will honor him with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Reading Room of Space Studies, located on the fifth floor of Clifford Hall in the J.D. School of Aerospace Sciences. The reception is open to the University community. Refreshments will be served.
-- Space Studies

Lifetime Sports re-opening recognizes women's volleyball team

The Memorial Union’s Lifetime Sports Center will recognize the UND women’s volleyball team during its grand re-opening celebration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Lifetime Sports Center, in the Union’s lower level, recently completed an upgrade to its furnishings and equipment, creating a fresh atmosphere where students can enjoy their free time. The game room features the latest in gaming technology as well as historical photos of the Union in years past. A shuffleboard table was added and new outdoor rental equipment was purchased. The area also includes a canvas print gallery of UND student athletes taken by award-winning University photographer Chuck Kimmerle.

A special ceremony will be held to congratulate the women’s volleyball team for its Great West Conference regular season and tournament championship. This is the first UND team making the transition to Division I to win a conference title. Come join us in celebrating this accomplishment with the team and coaches, as Lifetime Sports proudly shows what it has to offer and reintroduces itself to the campus community. Refreshments will be provided.
-- Rachael Stusynski, Lifetime Sports supervisor, Memorial Union, rachaelstusynski@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-6154

Retirement reception for Dorette Kerian is Dec. 10

The Information Technology Systems and Services staff invites you to attend a retirement reception honoring Dorette Kerian, director of ITSS, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in 404 Twamley Hall.

Dorette Kerian, director of Information Technology Systems and Services, worked with UND and NDUS computing and networking for over 22 years at UND. She has served as User Services manager, director and interim chief information officer. Prior to her computing career, she served a couple of years as a counselor for disability services at UND. Please join us in wishing her well.
-- Carol Hjelmstad, administrative assistant, Information Techonology Systems & Services, carolhjelmstad@mail.und.edu, 777-3171

Atmospheric Sciences seminar is Dec. 10

Jim O'Sullivan, NOAA Surface Weather program manager, will present a seminar on "NWS Activities for the Benefit of Surface Transportation Weather" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in 210 Clifford Hall. Jim O'Sullivan is the NOAA Surface Weather program manager, working within NOAA and with external private and public partners to make access, collection, quality control and distribution of many environmental observational sources easier for NOAA's forecasts, warnings, and essential services as well as for users' growing data and metadata needs. He serves as the Data Management Lead of the Observing Services Division within NWS' Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services, overseeing the development of policy, requirements and procedures, and drafting of necessary official agreements, in support of NWS' surface observing practices.
-- Atmospheric Sciences

Biology faculty candidate to present seminar

Ana Davidson will present a seminar titled "Interactive Effects of Small and Large Herbivores on the Structure of Grassland Ecosystems" at noon Friday, Dec. 11, in 141 Starcher Hall.

Davidson received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2005, working on the effects of keystone rodents and mammalian herbivores on grassland community structure and biodiversity. She has conducted field-based experiments at the Sevilleta National Grassland Refuge, an NSF-funded long-term research site in New Mexico, as well as at the Janos Biosphere Reserve in northern Mexico. She also works on global-scale questions using large scale bioinformatics databases to address extinction risk in mammals. Davidson is currently a postdoctoral NSF International Research Fellow and a candidate for the Grassland Ecology/Wildlife Biology faculty position in Biology at UND.
-- Robert Newman, associate professor & Search Committee chair, Biology, robert.newman@und.edu, 777-4290

Bookstore holds author signings Dec. 19

The UND Bookstore will present author book signings throughout December. Clint Saunders and Daron W. Krueger, "Obsessed With North Dakota," will sign books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 19, and Dean Hulse, "Westhope," will give a reading at 1 p.m. and sign books until 4 p.m. Dec. 19.
-- UND Bookstore

Geography forum set for Dec. 11

The Department of Geography invites you to the November Geography forum from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 11, in 157 O'Kelly-Ireland Hall. Wesley Peck, EERC, UND, will present "GIS in the World of Carbon Management: A Perspective from the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership.” All are welcome to attend.
-- Enru Wang, assistant professor, Geography, erwang@und.edu, 777-4590

Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar is Dec. 11

Gunjan Dhawan, a graduate student in Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, will present a seminar titled “Amyloid beta oligomer stimulates microglia through a tyrosine kinase dependent-pathway” at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the School of Medicine, Room 3933. This seminar series 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 and Therapeutics, dkroese@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-6221

Wellness Center lists special promotions

Do you have friends and family visiting this holiday season? Well, don't let them stop you from your workout routine. They can join you. Bring your friends and family, 18 years of age or older, to the Wellness Center Dec. 11 through Jan. 3. Each of your guests may purchase a one-day membership for $5 or a whole week for just $17.50. What a great way to stay fit during the holidays and not leave your company at home.

Not sure what to buy someone on your holiday shopping list this year? Wellness Center memberships make great gifts. Purchase a membership for a family member or friend, 18 years of age or older. For more information, contact Carrie Herrig, assistant director of Membership at carrieherrig@mail.und.edu or by phone at 777-4864.
-- Kim Ruliffson, coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Reception for Eleanor Yurkovich is Friday

Please join Family and Community Nursing at a reception honoring Eleanor Yurkovich on her induction in the American Academy of Nursing at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, on the third floor faculty lounge in the College of Nursing.
-- Elizabeth A. Tyree, associate professor and chair, Family and Community Nursing, liztyree@mail.und.edu, 777-4522

Biology seminar on climate change is Dec. 14

A Biology seminar titled "Hunting for Solutions: What Climate Change Carbon Pricing Mean for Wildlife and Habitat in the Northern Plains" will begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, in the Center for Innovation IdeaLab

Agenda:
• Focus on the economic impact wildlife and sportsmen activities have on North Dakota’s economy.
• Highlight opportunities for landowners and hunters from terrestrial sequestration of carbon.
• Discuss impacts on wildlife in North Dakota’s prairie pothole region from climate change.
• Emphasize state specific natural resource funding currently being debated in the U.S. Senate.

7 p.m. - Welcome; UND Biology Department and National Wildlife Federation
7:10 p.m. - Economic Impact of Hunting and Sportsmen Activities on North Dakota’s Economy; Roger Hollevoet, project leader for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Devils Lake, Wetland Management District
7:30 p.m. - Prairie Wetlands and Climate Change - Droughts and Ducks in the Potholes; Rick Voldseth, department of Soil Science, North Dakota State University
7:50 p.m. - Pots of Gold - Carbon Sequestration Opportunities for Hunters and Landowners; Liz Mathern, Carbon Credit Program Specialist, North Dakota Farmers Union
8:10 p.m. - Natural Resource Adaptation Funding in the Federal Climate Bills; Justin Allegro, Legislative Representative for Wildlife Conservation, National Wildlife Federation
8:30 p.m. - Dialogue with Q & A, Including questions from those viewing at IVN satellite locations in Bismarck, Devils Lake,
Fargo, and Jamestown
9 p.m. - Adjourn
-- Isaac Schlosser, professor and chair, Biology, isaac.schlosser@und.edu, 777-2254

Raise your voice with the Grand Forks Master Chorale

The Grand Forks Master Chorale will host a Messiah Sing-Along at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Buy a ticket and sing in the chorus. For more information, go to http://gfmc.wordpress.com/ or call 777-3376.
-- Joshua Bronfman, artistic director, assistant professor, Music, michelleluciaingle@gmail.com, 701-741-1786

Wellness hosts Yoga/Stretch session

Stressed out from work or the busy holiday season? Come to the Yoga/Stretch session to find out how to get relief from your stress and relax. This session is free to any staff/faculty. It is from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Wellness Center, Rooms 272-274. You do not have to be a Wellness Center member to attend. Just come, sign in as a visitor and sign a waiver. Bring your Work Well wallet card for a signature, and wear comfortable clothing.
-- Kim Ruliffson, coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Retirement reception will honor Jerry Rozeveld

The Transportation Department announces a retirement reception in honor of Jerry Rozeveld. The reception will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Transportation lunchroom. Jerry has been with the university for over 37 years. Please stop in and wish him well on his retirement.
-- Mary L. Metcalf, manager, Transportation, marymetcalf@mail.und.edu, 777-4123

Denim Day starts early

Denim Day for December will be Wednesday, Dec. 16. Wear your button, pay your coordinator your $1 and enjoy wearing your denim.
-- Patsy Nies, special project assistant, Enrollment Services, patsynies@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3791

Retirement reception for Diana LeTexier will be Dec. 16

The Division of Continuing Education welcomes all to attend a retirement reception in honor of Diana LeTexier from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Gustafson Hall Conference Room. Diana has been with the University for 41 years, with 32 of those years at Continuing Education. Her experience and knowledge about UND will be greatly missed. Please join us in wishing her well in her retirement.
-- Heidi Flaten, assistant director of Enrollment Management & Academic Planning, Continuing Education, heidiflaten@mail.und.edu, 777.3308

John S. Penn memorial service is Dec. 29

A Memorial Service for John S. Penn will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, in the Federated Church (2122 17th Ave S, Grand Forks). Lunch will be served following the service. Penn served as professor of speech and chairman of the UND Department of Speech. He was also an advisor to former University Presidents John West, George Starcher and Thomas Clifford.

Spring New Student Orientation will be Jan. 11

Enrollment Services will be hosting Spring New Student Orientation Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. Spring New Student Orientation is designed to help students make a successful transition to University life by making them feel at home at UND and providing them with the essential information every new student needs. We appreciate the involvement of all those who partner with us for this event. Check-in begins for students at 8:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union and all events will conclude at 4 p.m. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kristi Okerlund at kristiokerlund@mail.und.edu or 777-6468.
-- Kenton Pauls, director, Enrollment Services, kentonpauls@mail.und.edu, 777-4463

Winter yoga classes begin at Lotus Meditation Center

Winter Yoga Classes begin on Jan. 12 and continue for eight weeks. Classes meet on Tuesday and/or Thursday, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The fees are $65 for once a week or $90 for twice. Space is limited. To register, contact Dyan Rey at dyanre@aol.com or 772-8840.
-- Dyan Rey, lecturer, Visual Art, dyanre@aol.com, 701-772-8840

6th annual UND 24/7 photography contest is open to everyone

You still have time to take those great shots. UND's Graphics and Photography Society (GaPS) has extended the popular UND 24/7 photography contest to Jan. 30, 2010.

Digital photographs that reflect UND "Life" must be taken on the UND campus anytime between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. Awards include a grand prize and first, second and third place prizes. In addition to the winners receiving prizes, their photographs will be displayed at a Memorial Union exhibit, on the GaPS website, and in other media outlets.

Photographs must be digital, 5x7 inches, 300 ppi (approximately 1500x2100 pixels) and in black-and-white or color. Photographs will be judged on content, expression, composition elements, and technical quality. Submit images to UND.24.7@gmail.com . Make sure to include your name and email address for identification purposes. The deadline to submit images is Jan. 30, 2010.

There is no entry fee or limit on the number of images you may submit. However, photographs may not have been previously published. If you have questions, contact Kelsey Laschkewitsch, GaPS President, at Kelsey.laschkewitsch@und.edu .
-- Lynda Kenney, assistant professor, Technology, lynda.kenney@und.edu, 777-2197

Paperless paydays begin Jan. 1, 2010

As of Jan. 1, 2010, employees will no longer receive a hard copy of their pay advice or flexcomp reimbursement advice. Employees may view their advices by logging on to Employee Self-Service. In addition to supporting the University GREEN initiative, this service provided by the North Dakota University System makes the following features available online from any computer with an Internet connection:

1) Review of current and past direct deposit advices and checks - all employees - this is how you will be notified of any payroll direct deposits or flexcomp deposits.
2) Review current and past W-2 information and request a copy if needed - All Employees
3) Direct deposit changes
4) W-4 tax changes
5) Ability to change your address - non-student only (students change address on campus connection, but currently student address changes are not uploaded into employee information. Students must change their addresses at the Payroll Office).
6) Review current benefits and deductions - benefited faculty and staff only
7) Review flexcomp payments and balances - participating benefited faculty and staff only

It is very important that you log into Employee Self-Service prior to Jan. 1, so that you are sure that you have the correct UserID and Password. You should also become familiar with the screens and where to view your information, prior to the start of electronic pay and flexcomp advices.

How do I get my userID and password for Employee Self-Service?
As a UND employee, you received an email from the ConnectND Security Team in your U-Mail account with your Employee Self-Service userID and password. So, if you do not usually use U-Mail, we are requesting that you activate your U-Mail account to obtain both of these pieces of information when you log into Employee Self-Service.

How do I access Employee Self-Service?
Staff and Faculty: To access Employee Self-Service, go to the UND home page at http://www.und.edu/ . Click Faculty & Staff in the upper right corner. Then, click the Employee Self-Service button on the left side of the screen. Enter your userID and password as requested on the screen. It is highly recommended that you change your password immediately, by clicking: Change Your Password. If you do not remember your userID or password, or get locked out of Self-Service, call the NDUS Help Desk at 866-457-6387. Your employee information can then be obtained by clicking: HE Self-Service. If needed, additional information on Employee Self-Service can be viewed at http://www.und.edu/dept/payroll/html/employeecenter.htm .

Student Employees: HRMS Self-Service is one of your menu items on your Campus Connection web site. After logging into Campus Connection, just click on HRMS Self-Service and enter your userID and password that you received from the ConnectND Security Team. It is highly recommended that you change your password immediately, by clicking: Change Your Password. If you do not remember your userID or password, or if you get locked out of Self-Service, call the NDUS Help Desk at 866-457-6387.

What is U-Mail?
*U-Mail is your official campus e-mail address generally in the format of: firstname.lastname@und.edu. If you do not currently use U-Mail or if you do not have a 15-character password, you must activate your account by going to: http://www.und.edu/dept/itss/ , you will need an Employee ID to activate your account. (Students would use their student ID, without the W.) After reviewing the e-mail in your U-Mail account, it is recommended that if you are not going to use your U-Mail account that you delete all e-mail (after getting your userID and password for Self-Service) and forward your future e-mail to the e-mail address that you will be using. This can be accomplished by logging into your U-Mail account and clicking on Options, click on Local Account, click on Forwarding, enter your forwarding information and choose not to keep a copy of forwarded e-mail in your U-Mail account. Click Save.

For additional hands-on assistance to claim your U-Mail account or access Employee Self-Service, employees may stop at the Computer labs in the lower level of the Memorial Union or the 3rd Floor of the Chester Fritz Library during their regular business hours.
-- Payroll

UND announces 1,755 returning students receive scholarships

UND has published its list of returning students who have received scholarships for the 2009-2010 year. Students from your hometown may be among the 1,755 students that have been awarded scholarships. The list of students who have been awarded scholarships can be accessed at http://www2.und.nodak.edu/our/news/story.php?id=2872.

The list is sorted alphabetically by city starting with North Dakota cities first, then Minnesota, then all other states, provinces and countries. For a description of each scholarship, access our scholarship description list at http://www2.und.nodak.edu/our/news/story.php?id=2873.
-- Juan Pedraza, writer/editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

UND Flying Team positioned to defend national title after winning regional competition

The UND Flying Team won top honors in the Region V National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA’s) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) recently. UND’s winning score of 802 points was followed by St. Cloud State University with 564 points.

“I am pleased with our effort,” said Jim Higgins, assistant professor of aviation and the team’s faculty advisor. “We have achieved our first goal this year, which now allows us to advance to the National Competition in 2010.” The National SAFECON competition will be hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., on May 17, 2010.

The UND Flying Team consists of volunteering aviation student body members who have made a commitment of time and effort to be a part of the team. The team participates in two competitions annually: a regional qualifying competition and the national competition to determine the national championship.

The UND Flying Team members who competed were Kyle Schurb, captain; Greg Weseman, captain; and Brandon Anderson, David Edmonds, William Gardner, Erik Johnson, Jamie Marshall, Matthew McGrath, Scott Meyer, Louisa Millar, Joel Thomas and Tyler Van Heel.

The UND Flying Team is a member of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIAF), the sanctioning body for the regional and national SAFECON competitions. SAFECON places a special emphasis on safety of flight operations. UND’s Flying Team has won 15 of the last 25 national competitions, including the most recent 2009 National Championship.
-- Juan Pedraza, writer/editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Revised Conflict of Interest Policy covers all UND employees

The University Senate and President have recently approved a revised Conflict of Interest (COI) policy for the University. The revised policy and forms for reporting can be found on the RD&C and Division of Research and Economic Development websites at either www.und.edu/dept/rdc/ConflictPreface.htm or www.und.edu/research respectively. While the revised policy is similar to earlier versions, the new policy differs in a number of significant ways. Most importantly, the policy now covers all University employees. The new policy also requires all employees to submit a conflict of commitment form as well as the previous conflict of financial interest form in the previous policy. Finally, the new policy outlines a process for addressing situations when a University employee is discovered to have either a conflict of interest or commitment which was not previously divulged. Please review the policy on one of the websites listed above.

Because of the large number of forms expected and the fact that the Division of Research and Economic Development is the office of record, the Division would like to stagger the receipt of forms over a three month period. The Division requests that all employees who have not previously submitted the required forms do so according to the following schedule: employees whose last names end in the letters A-I submit by Feb. 1, 2010; employees whose last names end in the letters J-Q submit by March 1, 2010; employees whose last names end in the letters R-Z submit by April 1, 2010.
-- Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, barrymilavetz@mail.und.edu, 777-4278

Spouse/dependent tuition waiver forms due Friday

The deadline to submit your 2010 spring semester Spouse/Dependent Tuition Waiver form is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Applications for spring semester received in the Human Resources Office after this date will not be processed.

The amount of the spouse/dependent tuition waiver is 50 percent of the billed tuition per spouse and/or dependent for UND undergraduate and graduate classes, excluding professional programs (Law and Medicine) and self-supporting continuing education courses (correspondence and on-line studies). Deadline to submit your completed Spouse/Dependent Tuition Waiver form is 30 days prior to the start of each semester. You are encouraged to take advantage of this new benefit.

The value of spouse/dependent tuition waivers for graduate courses will be taxable to the employee (Undergraduate tuition waivers and graduate tuition waivers granted by the Graduate School are not taxable). The applicable federal/state/FICA tax will be deducted over four paychecks following the start of the term. Please contact the Payroll Office at 777-4228 with questions regarding this tax.

NDUS Procedure 504, Residency for Tuition Purposes, allows a spouse or dependent of a UND employee to be eligible for the N.D. resident tuition rate. Please visit http://www.und.edu/dept/studentaccounts/html/residency.htm for more information. The Spouse/Dependent Tuition Waiver Policy is available at http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/SpouseDependentTuitionWaiverPolicy.html. The Spouse/Dependent Tuition Waiver Form and Checklist of Eligibility are located at http://www.humanresources.und.edu/docs/TuitionWaiverForm-2008-12-12.pdf. If you have questions regarding the policy, please call the Human Resources Office at 777-4361. If you have any questions regarding the actual tuition waiver, please call Student Account Services at 777-3911.

2009 National Survey of Student Engagement is now available

Freshmen and seniors were invited to participate in the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement during the spring semester. The results of the survey are now posted to the web at http://www.und.edu/dept/datacol/reports/subFolder/NSSE2009/NSSE2009.htm. This survey, administered every two to three years, focuses on assessing student engagement of freshmen and seniors, in the areas of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences, and campus environment. This is a national survey with comparative data from other four-year colleges and universities. This is the fifth time that UND has conducted this survey. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Sue Erickson at 777-2265.
-- Carmen Williams, director, Institutional Research, carmenwilliams@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2456

Marlene Miller is named to the board of the CVIC

Marlene Miller, interim co-director of the Center for Rural Health (CRH) and program director for the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program and the Small Hospital Improvement Program at the CRH, has been named to the board of the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks.

The CVIC was established in 1980. The CVIC exists to assist victims of violence and to promote safety, peace, and respect for all individuals. The CVIC board represents a cross section of our community, involving law enforcement, research, law, faith, education, health care, and other fields. The board and executive director meet monthly to review all aspects of center operations, following a strategic plan that covers the areas of finance, clients and partnerships, learning and growth, and business processes. Miller chairs a joint strategic planning committee of board and staff members.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, communications coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3300

H1N1 vaccine available for students

A limited supply of H1N1 flu vaccine has arrived at UND Student Health Services. Flu shots will be available, by appointment, at the Student Health Services Clinic for students with chronic conditions, and pregnant women (who provide a note from their health care providers) beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Chronic Medical Conditions include:
- Asthma
- Diabetes
- Lung, liver, kidney, and heart disease, not including high blood pressure
- Weakened immune systems
- Neurological conditions

Eligible students can make an appointment for a flu shot by calling 777-2605 or e-mailing student.health@und.edu . Nasal flu mist will be administered to healthy students at a H1N1 Nasal Flu Mist Walk-In Clinic to be held from 10:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Swanson Hall, Room 10. This Flu Mist Clinic will be open to:
- All healthy UND students who are 24 years of age or younger
- All healthy UND students who are 49 years of age or younger who are also household contacts or caregivers of children younger than 6 months of age or healthcare/EMS personnel.

A UND ID is required (Clinic for UND students only). If you have BC/BS coverage, please bring your current insurance card. Insurance will be filed on site for vaccine administration. For students who are uninsured or underinsured, the cost of vaccine administration will be covered by UND Student Government. Seasonal flu vaccination does not protect you against H1N1 flu. If you need additional information, call UND Student Health Services at 777-4500. Sponsored by UND Student Health Services and UND Student Government.

The Graduate School calls for summer doctoral fellowship applications

The Graduate School announces the availability of Summer Doctoral Fellowships of $5,000, plus a waiver of tuition, to support doctoral students who will spend full time on their dissertation research in the summer of 2010. The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2010.

For criteria and application details, please visit the Fellowship/Scholarship Forms web page: http://www.graduateschool.und.edu/html/forms.html .
-- Susan Caraher, marketing and external relations specialist, The Graduate School, susancaraher@mail.und.edu, 777-2524

Applications sought for Summer Research Professors

Applications are now being sought for the 2010 Summer Research Professors.

Eligibility:
• The applicant must be a member of the UND graduate faculty and be returning to a full-time academic appointment for the 2010‐2011 academic year.
• Award recipients are expected to conduct research during the summer and to be available to work with their graduate students during the summer sessions.
• Award recipients are expected to be present at the University during the period of the award. Off-site research is allowed only if justified in the application.
• Award recipients are required to involve graduate students in their research.
• Recipients of the 2009 Graduate Research Professorships are not eligible for the 2010 awards. A $7,000 stipend will be provided to each recipient.

Application Process: Applications are available on the Graduate School web site. Applications must be received by the Graduate School by Wednesday, Dec. 23. Awards will be announced by March 1, 2010.

For further details and to complete the application form, please visit the faculty/ staff forms at http://www.graduateschool.und.edu/html/forms.html .
-- Susan Caraher, marketing and external relations specialist, The Graduate School, susancaraher@mail.und.edu, 777-2524

Support for summer course development continues

In 2010 many of us are looking ahead to summer months during which course development will occupy a significant portion of our time. For example, you will be teaching a new course in the fall, and would really like to develop some innovative ways of helping your students gain necessary knowledge while actively building their thinking and information literacy skills. You’ve struggled with a course you’ve taught a number of times that needs reworking, and there are some strong approaches to student engagement that would really suit the subject matter, but to date you haven’t had time to do the redesign. You want to move components of your traditional campus course online to make more time in class for active learning. But you don’t want to sacrifice any of your higher learning goals in the hybridization process and need to develop exercises and assessments that ensure nothing gets lost.

Summer Instructional Development Professorships (SIDPs) are intended to fund course development projects such as these. The four-week ($4,000) stipends support work grounded in sound teaching practices that goes beyond normal course development (for example, the program does not fund updating of course content) and focuses on enhancing student learning. The deadline for summer 2010 SIDPs is noon, March 1. So go to oid@und.edu, choose the “Funding for Faculty” link, or go directly to http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/funding_sidp.htm and look into the SIDP guidelines. If you have any questions, please e-mail or call Anne Kelsch.
-- Anne Kelsch, director of Instructional Development, Office of Instructional Development, anne.kelsch@und.edu, 777-4233

Funding for the development of online courses is available

Online education is undeniably changing how we teach at UND. This fall, 365 sections of 279 different courses are being offered online through Distance Education. Student enrollment in those courses totals 4,299.

There is an obvious and rapidly growing need to support faculty in creating high-quality online classes that are grounded in solid pedagogy. With the support of the Provost’s Office, the Office of Instructional Development (OID) and the Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) are very pleased to announce a new program designed to help meet that need.

The Online Summer Instructional Development Professorship (Online SIDP) program will grant ten $4,000 summer stipends to UND faculty working for four weeks on innovative instructional projects dealing with online courses offered through distance education in the following academic year. This competitive grant program parallels the structure of the existing Summer Instructional Development Professorships. As with traditional SIDPs, eligible faculty will need to demonstrate that their project goes beyond normal course development and has the potential to increase student learning.

Proposals are due by noon Monday, March 1, and OID will offer an On Teaching Seminar in the spring (from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16) for faculty interested in submitting a proposal. Grant guidelines are available at oid@und.edu under the “Funding for Faculty” tab or go directly to http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/funding_online_sidp.htm .
-- Anne Kelsch, director of Instructional Development, Office of Instructional Development, anne.kelsch@und.edu, 777-4233

Writers Conference posters available through John Little Memorial Endowment

Need something special for those "hard to buy for" people on your list? Each year, the UND Writers Conference produces a collectible art poster announcing the writers who will be at that year’s conference. We have a few posters left from various years; So, here’s the win-win-win situation:

You win when you make a tax-deductible donation to the John Little Memorial Endowment and get a great gift to give. Your friend/loved one wins when you give them this special poster from a significant year or with particular artwork and authors they enjoy. The Writers Conference wins when you help build the John Little Memorial Endowment honoring the man who gave us 40 Writers Conferences in Grand Forks. Actually, I guess you could say we’ve all been winning since that first Conference in 1970.

Posters will be given away on a “first-come first-serve” basis with a $50 donation to the John Little Memorial Endowment. Along with your donation, you will also receive a “Poetic License” pin (John’s N.D. license plate read “Poetic”). Interest from this endowment will allow organizers to bring a fiction writer to the UND Writers Conference in John Little’s name each year.

Make your donation by Dec. 18 to ensure delivery for the holidays. Following are the posters we have available. Snapshots of posters can be seen at http://www.und.edu/org/writers/wc-past.html .

2008 - Revolutions:
Russell Banks, Junot Díaz, Alexandra Fuller, Alice Fulton, Peter Kuper, Salman Rushdie
2007 - Writing the Body:
Stuart Dybek, Mary Gaitskill, Anne Harris (artist), Li-Young Lee, Timothy Liu, Leslie Adrienne Miller, Michelle Richmond, Miller Williams
2006 - Border Crossings:
Carol Gilligan, Barry Lopez, Robin Magowan, Sam Pickering, Mark Salzman, Fan Shen, Nance van Winckel, Branca Vilela
2003 - Art & Science:
Natalie Angier, Rafael Campo, Devra Davis, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Thomas Disch, Ted Mooney,
Pattiann Rogers, Oliver Sacks, Julia Whitty
2002 – Explorations:
Includes the recently deceased Bill Holm, as well as Kate Daniels, Sharon Doubiago, Eddy Harris, Ursula Hegi, David Treuer, Sara Wheeler
2001 – Worklife/Lifework:
Peter Carey, Gary Fisketjon, Kent Haruf, Natasha Tretheway, Joy Williams, Frederick Wiseman, Ofelia Zepeda
2000 – War:
Joseph Bruchac, Robert Clark, Mark Doty, Galway Kinnell, Victor Masayesva Jr., Peter Matthiessen, Ruhama Veltfort, Terry Tempest
1997 – Writing Nature:
Susan Griffin, Linda Hogan, Garrett Hongo, Bill McKibben, Bill Morrissey, Annick Smith, David Treuer, Meeka Walsh

We may also have some posters available from earlier years, but these are much rarer, and therefore, more valuable. Please contact us if interested in a year not listed. Send your tax-deductible donation to the UND Writers Conference, University Station, Box 7209; Grand Forks, N.D. 58202.
-- Kathy Coudle-King, co-director, UND Writers Conference, English, kathleen.king@und.edu, 777-2787

Purchasing lists policies and procedures

A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available from the Purchasing Office. A copy may be requested from Purchasing at 777-2681 or by using the web address:
http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/html/Policies%20&%20Procedures.html#equipment. When obtaining quotes for Dell computers, please go to the ITSS (Information Technology Systems & Services) web site.

Departments should disregard/destroy any credit card offers from vendors (Example: Target, MilesOne Business Platinum Visa, Sears, and Lowes Home Improvement Stores). Department personnel are not authorized to enter into any credit card agreements that are not administered by UND. UND only supports the “MasterCard” Purchasing Card and the “Visa” Travel Card.

To obtain a Purchasing Card:
- Submit to Purchasing, the Purchasing Card Application Form (located at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/index.html select “Forms”)
- E-mail the Purchasing Card Application Form to janellemcgarry@mail.und.edu or send it intra-campus mail, stop 8381
- Attend a REQUIRED Purchasing Card training session prior to receiving your Purchasing Card.

The Purchasing Department is required to be involved in any purchase greater than $5,000. This pertains to the entire cost of purchasing the item(s) including freight. Orders cannot be artificially divided to fall under the $5,000 threshold. Printing is the exception to this requirement. The Purchasing Department must be involved in all printing that is produced off-campus regardless of the cost.

Contact the Purchasing Department once you have identified your item(s) and determined the approximate cost of the purchase. The Purchasing Department is required to submit all requests to the vendors if the purchase is expected to be over $5,000. Any concerns or questions regarding the policies and procedures can be directed to Scott Schreiner.
-- Scott Schreiner, director , Purchasing, scottschreiner@mail.und.edu, 777-2681

Assessment retreat proposals are due

A very limited pool of dollars is available this year for “Closing the Assessment Loop” retreat funding. The most useful assessment occurs when there’s a mechanism for regular conversations about data collected. This funding is intended to make that possible by providing opportunities to bring faculty together to review, discuss and use findings from assessment efforts.

Requests for up to $500 per retreat (activities to be completed by June 30, 2010) should be submitted by academic departments. Awards will be made based on the following criteria until available funds are depleted:
(1) relevance to assessment and/or use of assessment findings
(2) demonstrated importance of the activity to the department.

Funds awarded may be used for food (consistent with university guidelines regarding retreats), materials, duplicating, faculty stipends for pre-retreat organization, retreat facilitation or data analysis. (Note: Budgets which include faculty stipends should account for benefit costs within the request.)

To apply for retreat funding: Please submit a one- or two-page memo that includes a proposed retreat agenda and budget, as well as a narrative description of both. Also include a letter of support from the chair (unless the chair is submitting the proposal). Inquiries or applications should be directed to Joan Hawthorne (joan.hawthorne@und.edu) or 777-4684. All proposals received by Dec. 16 will be considered for funding; any proposals received after that date will be considered if funding remains.
-- Joan Hawthorne, assistant provost, Academic Affairs, joan.hawthorne@und.edu, 777-4684

New spring course on community colleges is available

Do you think you might teach or work at a community college? Are you interested in learning more about the diverse range of U.S. higher education institutions and students?

If so, consider enrolling in a new Spring 2010 course:
T&L 590: The Community Colleges - Students, Classes, and Organizations
spring 2010, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays (on campus)

This course explores two-year and community college institutions. We will discuss the unique diversity of two-year college institutions types, missions, and students. In addition, the course will consider the history of two-year institutions and their students, the role they have played in U.S. higher education, their global growth, and their future. For questions about the course, contact Casey Ozaki.
-- Casey Ozaki, assistant professor, Teaching and Learning, carolyn.ozaki@und.edu, 777-4256

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

PaymentNet Training
Dec. 16, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 361 Upson II
This session will offer hands on training in PaymentNet. Learn how to sign in to PaymentNet and review and reallocate purchasing card transactions. Presenter: Janelle McGarry

Employee Self-Service Training
Dec. 9, 9 to 10 a.m., or Dec. 16, 3 to 4 p.m., or Dec. 23, 9 to 10 a.m., Memorial Union, Lecture Bowl
Attend one of these sessions to learn about the wealth of information that is available with Employee Self-Service and how you access, review and make changes to your employee information. Presenter: Pat Hanson

Licensed Logo Vendors
Dec. 17, 9 to 10 a.m., Memorial Union, Presidents Room
Step-by-step instructions for ordering trademarked items. Presenter: Sara Satter

Safe Online Practices - Protecting Your Identity & Securing Your Computer
Dec. 17, 1 to 3:30 p.m., 361 Upson II
The Internet can provide a wealth of information and give access to valuable financial, business, educational, and entertainment services. However, when connected to the Internet, you and your computer become vulnerable to scammers, identity thieves, viruses, spyware and more. This session will provide the information needed to help you protect your identity and computer while online. Presenter: Brad Miller
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-0720

Alumni Association seeks Sioux Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award nominations

The UND Alumni Association's two highest honors, the Sioux Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award, recognize our most distinguished and respected alumni. We are very interested in your input to nominate potential recipients for these awards.

Criteria, history and the nomination form for both can be found at http://www.undalumni.org/Page.aspx?pid=671 or by going to www.undalumni.org and clicking on About Us, Awards. You may also view a list of previous recipients. Please note, our bylaws restrict us from awarding posthumous recognition.

We would appreciate all nominations by Jan. 5. We will continue to ask for your input on an annual basis; however, please feel free to nominate an individual throughout the year.
-- Amanda Hvidsten, director of Alumni Relations and Marketing, Alumni Association, www.undalumni.org, 777-4903

Important UPS/FEDEX email virus warning

It seems there is a resurgence of a virus that has a subject concerning a UPS, FEDEX or possibly DHL delivery failure. The e-mail looks like it comes from UPS, FEDEX or even possibly DHL. It informs you that a delivery was attempted but could not be delivered for various reasons. It then asks for you to open the attachment to print the invoice so it can be taken to the local office and the package picked up.

Do not open the attachment. A safe practice is to not open any attachments if you are not expecting them, even if they are from someone you know. Always be cautious of e-mail from senders you don't know. For more information about virus threats and other security information, please visit http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/security/
-- ITSS

N.D. State Fleet adjusts rates

The N.D. State Fleet has adjusted their rates. Rates are effective Dec. 1 as follows:
Vehicle type: UND rate per mile
Sedan: $0.303
Minivan, seven-passenger: $0.423
Van, 12- and 15-passenger: $0.573
Compact 4x4 SUV: $0.443
Expedition, six-passenger: $0.483
Suburban, six-passenger: $0.573
Pickup, ext. cab, 4x4; 6 ft. box: $0.483
Cargo Van-Full Size: $0.573
Mini Cargo Van: $0.483

Some things to remember.
* Always have your drivers license with you when picking up a vehicle.
* Never bring a state vehicle to your home residence.
* State Fleet vehicles are for state or University business only.
* Operators may not transport their spouses, children, animals or hitchhikers.

Reference the complete N.D. State Fleet manual at www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/fleet/statefleet.htm .
-- Mary L. Metcalf, manager, Transportation, marymetcalf@mail.und.edu, 777-4123

Chester Fritz Library lists holiday hours

Saturday - Sunday (Dec. 19-20) - Library Closed
Monday - Wednesday (Dec. 21-23) - 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) - 7:45 a.m. to noon
Friday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) - Library Closed
Saturday - Sunday (Dec. 26-27) - Library Closed
Monday - Thursday (Dec. 28-31) - 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1 (New Years Day) - Library Closed
Saturday - Sunday (Jan. 2-3) - Library Closed
Monday - Friday (Jan. 4-8) - 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday (Jan. 9-10) - Library Closed
Monday, Jan. 11 (Classes Resume) - 7:45 a.m. to midnight
-- Karen Cloud, administrative assistant, Chester Fritz Library, karencloud@mail.und.edu, 777-2618

International Centre lists Christmas and winter holiday hours

From Dec. 19 through Jan. 8, the International Centre will be open only during the regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Weekends closed. The Centre will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 24 and closed Dec. 25. The Centre will be closed Jan 1. Regular Centre hours will resume on Saturday, Jan. 9 (noon to 10 p.m.).
-- Tatjyana Richards, office manager, Office of International Programs, tatjyanarichards@mail.und.edu, 777-6438

Donated sick leave requested for Nomani Bingham

Sick and annual leave donations are sought for Nomani Bingham, Medical school. For a form, go to www.und.edu/dept/payroll, then click on forms. Please return the form to Robin Holden at stop 8371. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

Donated sick leave requested Vern Kary

Vern Kary, Academic Maintenance Specialist for Facilities Management, is in need of donated leave. Anyone interested in donating may send a leave donation form to Patti Schmidt at Facilities Managment, Stop 9032. Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
-- Patti Schmidt, HR assistant, Facilities Management, pattischmist@mail.und.edu, 777-2595

Studio One features a project for homeless and an impersonation band

On the next edition of Studio One, find out how some are helping to end homelessness. Also learn about a band that is bringing back the 80’s rock era.

Project Homeless Connect helps people who are or fear they may soon be homeless. PHC offers a variety of services to clients. “We have job service, human service agencies, mental health...just everything across the board,” says Emily Wright, PHC coordinator. PHC is a nationwide program offered in more than 130 cities.

Hairball is a band that impersonates more than 20 rock groups from the 80’s. These artists include Bon Jovi, Prince, Def Leppard, Journey and Whitesnake. For the past ten years, Hairball has brought back the colorful characters of 80’s during their shows. “Everything nostalgic comes to pass…hopefully we can weather those storms, and I think we can,” says lead singer Rockstar Bob.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the UND Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 at 5 p.m. Thursdays. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and at 10 a.m Saturdays. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One at 6 a.m Saturday. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Suzanne Irwin, marketing director, Television Center, suzanne.irwin@und.edu, 777-3818

Basketball group sales tickets available

2009-10 UND Basketball group sales remaining schedule:
Tuesday, Dec. 8 - MBB vs Mayville State - 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 18 - WBB vs Northern Arizona - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19 - MBB vs Northern Iowa - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29 - MBB vs St. Olaf - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 2 - WBB vs Toledo - 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8 - WBB vs Seattle - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23 - (BB) vs South Dakota - 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11 - (BB) vs New Jersey Tech - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13 - (BB) vs Chicago State - 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18 - MBB vs SIU-Edwardsville - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20 - (BB) vs Utah Valley - 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 4 - (BB) vs Houston Baptist - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 6 - (BB) vs Texas Pan-American - 1 p.m.
(BB) - Doubleheader with men’s and women’s team and Great West Conference games.

Group ticket rates (for groups of 20 or more) are $6 for adults and $4 for youth (12 and under). Regular ticket prices for men’s games are $10 and $7 for adults and $5 for youth 12 and under. For doubleheaders, one ticket is good for both games. Send payment to:
Heather Reardon
Ralph Engelstad Arena
1 Ralph Engelstad Arena Dr.
Grand Forks, N.D. 58203

For more information, check out our web site at http://www.fightingsioux.com/.
-- Max Huber, director of In-Game Management, Creative Services and Group Sales, Athletic Total, maxhuber@mail.und.edu, 777-4582

Dining Services gift cards available

Need an easy gift idea? Give the gift of great taste with a Dining Services gift card. Treat a student employee, co-worker or guest on campus to dine at their favorite location. Dining Services gift cards may be redeemed at retail dining locations, including Stomping Grounds Coffee Shops in the Union and University Place, Old Main Marketplace Food Court, Twamley Snack Bar, Convenience Stores, Medical School Food Cart and Wings Café (airport).

Purchase gift cards the next time you stop by the Twamley Snack Bar, U Snack Convenience Store (Memorial Union), Stomping Grounds Coffee Shops or Old Main Marketplace. Please contact Dining Services at 777-3823 for orders of 20 or more cards.
-- Jeffrey St. Michel, assistant director, Dining Services, jeffreystmichel@mail.und.edu, 777-3823

Ray Richards lists Christmas golf specials and 2010 season pass information

Ray Richards is offering a Christmas golf special. Buy a punch card for five rounds of golf for $45 ($50-$63 value) or 10 rounds of golf for $90 ($100-$126 value). Added bonus: The buyer will receive a free round of golf for buying the 10-round punch card.

Also this year, you may buy a cart seat for each punch card. Five rounds of golf with a cart seat will cost $70 ($85-$98 value) or 10 rounds of golf with a cart seat for $140 ($170-$196 value). A free round is included with 10-round purchase. Christmas golf special punch cards may be bought by stopping at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office or by calling 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Payroll deductions are accepted.

The 2010 golf season passes for faculty and staff are now available for $200. With your purchase, you will receive a free season pass for the driving range ($150 value). This price is only good through Dec. 31 ($250 starting Jan. 1). UND faculty and staff family season passes are $480. With your purchase, you will receive a free season pass for the driving range ($150 value). This price is only good through Dec. 31 ($600 starting Jan. 1) Only children living at home under age 20 are eligible. Stop at the Chester Fritz box office or call 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Remember that passes may be paid through payroll deduction over six pay periods.
-- Dustin Hetletved, manager, Ray Richards Golf Course, dustin.hetletved@mail.und.edu, 777-3500

Museum Shop offers great gift ideas for the holidays

The Museum Gift Shop is a winter haven away from the holiday hustle and bustle filled with exotic treasures from our region and around the world. Hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry from New York designers, Native American baskets, silk quilts and pillows from India, pottery and baskets by regional artists, cards, ornaments, children’s gifts and much more, including:
- Local photographer Chuck Kimmerle's first solo exhibit landscape cards.
- Encaustic magnets
- Ittalia espresso cups with saucers
- Jackson Pollock puzzles
- Exquisite handbags
- Fair trade scarves
- Antique button rings
- Artisan cuffs
- Sterling silver designer necklaces and earrings
- Distinctive cards

Museum members receive 10 percent off all purchases in the Museum Shop. The Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. during weekends. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on the UND campus. Call 777-4195 for more information.
-- Brian Lofthus, assistant to the director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@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.

Lab Animal Technician
Posting Number: #10-159
Closing Date: Dec. 14
Minimum Salary: $25,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Pharm/Physiology and Therapeutics

Research Engineer
Posting Number: #10-157
Closing Date: Dec. 10
Minimum Salary: $90,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: EERC

Maintenance Specialist
Posting Number: #10-158
Closing Date: Dec. 9
Minimum Salary: $27,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total

Research Specialist
Posting Number: #10-152
Closing Date: Dec. 8
Minimum Salary: $35,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Biochemistry

Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Posting Number: #10-153
Closing Date: Dec. 8
Minimum Salary: $52,957 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Counseling Center

Nursing's Barb Anderson receives North Dakota Indian Education award

Barb Anderson, assistant program coordinator of the Recruitment and Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) program at the UND College of Nursing, was recently recognized for her dedication to American Indian programs.

Anderson received the 2009 Community Service Award from the North Dakota Indian Education Association (NDIEA). The honor recognizes her many years of community service to tribal youth via the UND Indians into Medicine (INMED) Summer Institute.

Anderson administered the INMED Summer Institute Program for 14 years prior to her current role at the College of Nursing. The INMED Summer Institute brings a large group of 90 or so American Indian high school students from a wide variety of tribes who are interested in pursuing health-related careers to the UND campus for academic enrichment activities.

“Overseeing the activities and well-being of that many high school students for so many years is worthy of recognition,” said Leigh Jeanotte, Anderson’s nominator. “That Barb did it so very well speaks volumes about her character and commitment to the American Indian youth of the communities.”

“This recognition is so well deserved. How many people do you know willing to give up their summers for all those years to work with students 24/7?” said Deb Wilson, coordinator of the RAIN Program.

“The impact is seen when the RAIN Program is out recruiting locally, regionally, and nationally,” Wilson said. “So many individuals in healthcare and education we meet know Barb because she had worked with them when they were in junior high or high school. Anderson has much to be proud of. Indian country can be very proud of the continued impact Barb has with American Indian people.”

NDIEA annually recognizes outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exemplary support to American Indian students (K-12 and college). The award is based on the following: integrity, dedication, commitment, work experience, and impact or influence on the education of American Indian students. Ten awards are made annually by NDIEA.

Spencer named National Rural Health Association Fellow

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Kathleen Spencer, an information specialist in the Rural Assistance Center at the UND Center for Rural Health (CRH), as a 2010 Rural Health Fellow. After the completion of a competitive review process, seven fellows were selected to participate in this yearlong, intensive program aimed at developing leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.

"We are very pleased to announce this new class of fellows as this program enters its fourth year. Once again, this class represents various levels of rural health care expertise. With the successes achieved by the previous three classes, we look forward to continuing the tradition of building rural health care leaders through this valuable program,” said Alan Morgan, NRHA CEO.

Fellows will gain valuable insights and build critical skills in three primary domains: (1) personal, team, and organizational leadership; (2) health policy analysis and advocacy; and (3) National Rural Health Association governance and structure.

The 2010 Rural Health Fellows are as follows:
• Janelle Ali-Dinar, vice president, Research & Capital Development, Mary Lanning Hospital/HealthCare Foundation; Hastings, Neb.
• Evonne Bennett, capacity building specialist, Office of Minority Health Resource Center; Rockville, Md.
• Patrick Cross, assistant professor of physical therapy, The University of South Dakota; Vermillion, S.D.
• Ed Pitchford, president and CEO, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital; Coudersport, Pa.
• Kathleen Quinn, program director-MU AHEC; University of Missouri School of Medicine; Columbia, Mo.
• Kathleen Spencer, information specialist; Rural Assistance Center—CRH; Grand Forks, N.D.
• Janice Wilkins, vice president of Healthcare Services; The Landmark Group; Stuart, Va.

The NRHA is a national nonprofit organization, with more than 20,000 members that provides leadership on rural health issues. The Association’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. The NRHA membership is composed of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the home for the Rural Assistance Center, which is a collaboration of The University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, the Rural Policy Research Institute and the federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding comes from ORHP and stems from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Initiative, which seeks to create a more integrative framework for the Department's rural portfolio—a portfolio including some 225 programs.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, communications coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3300

Technology department faculty members garner ATMAE awards

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) recently recognized David (Dave) Yearwood, associate professor and chair, UND department of Technology, with its Outstanding Professor of Industrial Technology award. Yearwood, whose department is part of the UND College of Business and Public Administration, was one of only four faculty members so recognized nationwide.

The Outstanding Early Achievement award has been given annually since 1993 by the University Division of ATMAE, and its predecessor, NAIT, in recognition of individuals having primary teaching responsibilities in industrial technology programs. Awardees are selected based on excellence in research, teaching and service to the profession.

ATMAE also recognized Lynda Kenney, assistant professor in the department of Technology, for Outstanding Leadership. ATMAE’s Outstanding Leadership award is given in recognition of individuals who have demonstrated excellence in leadership.

Kenney served as president of the organization’s Graphics Division from 2007-2009; was founder and co-chair of the Women in Technology focus group from 2008-2009; was elected in 2009 president of the new Women in Technology Division; and served as a member of the ATMAE Executive Board from 2007-2009, where she was instrumental in the strategic planning, branding, and marketing of the new Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering.

The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering is a professional association for technology and technology management professionals and students in academia and industry US, students of those programs, and graduates working in business and industry.
-- Juan Pedraza, writer/editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Ric Ferraro joins editorial board for international journal

Ric Ferraro, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been asked to join the editorial board for "Creative Education," an international journal focusing on the latest advancement of creative education. Members of the board will provide support to authors who submit papers to the journal. As an Editorial Board member, Ferraro will be responsible for editorial review of manuscripts for publication.
-- Psychology