|President Kupchella, First Lady Adele Kupchella lead bus tour|
President Charles and First Lady Adele Kupchella are leading about 40 new faculty and top administrators and their guests on a three-day tour of northern and central North Dakota Aug. 13-15. This year’s tour —- the 17th since the tour series was launched in 1990 by then-president Thomas Clifford —- is the ninth for the Kupchellas and also is their final tour before he retires early next year.
Funded by the Alumni Association, these trips are designed to acquaint new faculty and administrators with the state and its landmarks as well as provide them with an opportunity to form connections with other people on campus, said tour coordinator Fred Wittmann, assistant to the UND vice president for student and outreach services.
The tours alternate each year between southern and northern routes. The tour begins with a community breakfast in Park River and a luncheon and tour at Turtle Mountain Community College on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation near Belcourt.
"We want to help our new faculty and administrators to feel that North Dakota is their home," Wittmann says. "Our intent is to give them a sample of the state, a glimpse of what is available."
One of the new key administrators on the tour this year is Joshua Riedy, associate vice president for outreach services and dean of continuing education.
Tour participants will get an education about their new state which they will be able to translate to the classroom; the tour also gives new faculty a sense of where many of their students will come from, says Kupchella. "In order to help North Dakota, it is important for UND’s new faculty and administrators to see and understand the state."
"Every year on the bus the faculty begin talking about what they are learning about the state's agricultural and energy industries, and about North Dakota's historical and political roots, and how they could connect better with their students because of what they are learning on the trip," said Kupchella.
Douglas Munski, a geography professor with a solid repertoire of North Dakota geographic, cultural, and political lore, is the tour's color commentator for the seventh time. Veteran UND motor coach driver Fran Kryzsko —- now officially retired —- is the tour driver again this year. To view the tour blog, visit www.und.edu.
|125th Anniversary web site launched|
The web site celebrating UND's 125th anniversary is now available. Visit www.und.edu and click on the 125th logo on the lower right to find historical photos, electronic postcards, a UND timeline, and a list of anniversary events. Visit often to see new features throughout the year.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Take part in Photo on the Green, Monday|
The Quasquicentennial (UND's 125th Anniversary) will be celebrated in 2008. In preparation for "The Q," I invite you to participate in the Photo on the Green. This will be the first celebration of many that will help the community honor the University's long history and growing future. The Photo on the Green will be held Monday, Aug. 20, on the Carnegie Hall north lawn (behind the Chester Fritz Library). The event will begin at 1 p.m. and the photo will be taken at 1:25 p.m. The first 5,000 people to come will receive a free commemorative 125th anniversary T-shirt. I encourage all members of the UND family to take part, including students, staff, faculty, alumni and other members of the campus community. The goal is to have thousands of participants form a large UND flame logo on the campus lawn. Please invite all students, faculty, and staff to participate. The process of taking the photo will be videotaped by the Television Center, and the resulting short video will be used to promote UND's 125th anniversary. So mark your calendars to be a part of UND history.
In an effort to make it go as smoothly as possible, here are a few general directions:
• The UND marching band students will serve as our guide for making the UND formation. They will arrive early and be in GRAY T-shirts. Other pre-identified groups who are able to commit enough time to work with the marching band will help “thicken” the letters. We expect each letter to be about four people wide.
• Between 1 and 1:15 p.m., everyone who plans to participate should come to the lawn area between the Chester Fritz Library and Carnegie Hall. T-shirt distribution stations will be set up along the sidewalks or main entry points to the area. You will receive a GREEN T-shirt. All T-shirts are men’s XL.
• Limited quantities of GREEN T-shirts are also available in advance at Barnes & Noble, the T-shirt sponsor, between Aug. 13–17.
• All people wearing GREEN T-shirts should fill in around and in between the UND letters (GRAY T-shirts). Get close! We are hoping to have thousands participate.
• Once we are in formation (planning for 1:25 p.m.), the historical photo will be taken. We also are videotaping the event for TV commercials and other purposes so you will be directed to say a few phrases in unison, such as “The Q is Coming!” We plan for this part to take no longer than 5-7 minutes.
A lot of planning has gone into making this event happen, but since we have never done anything like this before, we do ask for your patience and cooperation. The Photo on the Green will be a fun and memorable event that we will use to celebrate our 125th Anniversary. So cross your fingers for nice weather and show your UND spirit on Aug. 20!
Thank you to Barnes & Noble, the University Bookstore, for sponsoring the 125th Anniversary T-shirts for this exciting event. If you plan to participate in the Photo on the Green, you may pick up your T-shirt (while supplies last) at Barnes & Noble from Aug. 13-17. -- Charles Kupchella, president.
|University Place opens Thursday|
University Place, a premier apartment-style student housing facility, is now open. Located on University Avenue between Stanford Road and State Street, this unique housing facility marks the next chapter in UND’s commitment to providing quality living and learning experiences for students.
Designed by JLG Architects of Grand Forks and SCB Architects of Chicago, the four-story, 108,657 square foot replacement housing complex responds to the growing trend for amenities and more personal space in student housing. The apartment-style residence is home to 270 students and offers furnished living rooms, bedrooms and a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Each unit houses four students with either single or double occupancy bedrooms. The first floor emporium features a coffee shop for the campus community with drive-thru access and meeting rooms.
UND recognizes the benefits of designing an environmentally sound residential building and continued a commitment throughout construction to build an earth-friendly, LEEDS® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. UND has taken steps to recycle demolished material and will strive to achieve national standards in energy efficiencies and promote pedestrian use with walkways. If achieved, this student housing building will be the first LEEDS® certified building in North Dakota.
University Place is the first new housing facility since the completion of Swanson Hall in 1985.
-- Judy Sargent, Director, Residence Services, email@example.com, 777-4251
|Cellular phone representatives visit campus|
The North Dakota state contract now allows cellular phone service from both Alltel and Verizon. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, representatives from Verizon will be on campus to discuss their service plans and answer questions. A variety of telephone sets will be on display. In addition, a data representative will be available to answer questions concerning PDA phones, Blackberry and broadband. The meetings will be held in Carnegie Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. Please come at your convenience.
If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Mager at 777-3932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Jan Laventure, Telecommunications Analyst, Telecommunications / ITSS, email@example.com, 7-4720
|Bush leadership grants available|
The Bush Foundation, based in St. Paul, Minn., is holding information sessions for potential applicants to the Bush Leadership Fellows program. The program funds professionals who are interested in preparing themselves for greater responsibility and contributions within their field of choice. This can be done through participation in academic programs or self-designed programs. Fellows awards are not granted to support research activities.
To learn more about the program, visit the Bush Foundation web site, www.bushfoundation.org. The nearest information session is scheduled to be held in Fargo Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. (in the Loft Room of the Radisson Hotel). Fellowship applications are due by Oct. 12.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4684
|PPT faculty candidate presents seminar Aug. 17|
Wensheng Lin, assistant professor with the Department of Neurology at the University of Chicago, will present a seminar titled “Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Modulates the Response of Oligodendrocytes to Interferon-G” at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in Room 5510, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Lin is one of five very strong candidates who we have invited to interview at UND for a faculty position in 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 Children's Center hosts open house|
The University Children's Center, located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, will host a fall open house from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. This is the time to finalize your registration for fall childcare. Children already registered will be introduced to their teachers and classrooms. If you have never seen our center, please take the time to explore the culturally diverse learning environment we have for all children, including students with special needs.
The Children’s Center offers care and education to children ages 2 to 5 and those children needing care before and after Head Start. The Children’s Center is open to everyone in the Grand Forks community. Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend the Center. The University Children’s Center is licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., year-round.
Children are cared for in small groups by a teacher with a degree in early childhood education or a related field. A day at the center includes a USDA-approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice of rest or nap time, group activity, outdoor play and center time. Parents are always welcome to be a part of this day.
Call 777-3947 or visit our web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu for more information on the University Children's Center.
-- JoAnne Yearwood, Director, University Childrens Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3947
|Movie musical returns to Empire|
The modern backstage musical, “Music to My Ears,” which closed out the fifth annual Forx Film Fest last November, will have a big-screen return engagement at the Empire Arts Center this weekend. Show dates are Aug. 17-19, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Admission is $5 for all seats at all shows and profits help benefit the Empire. Preceding the feature will be a selection of preview trailers to other regionally-produced movies, including “Dangers from Within,” which was shot this summer in Grand Forks and is currently in post-production.
Made entirely in Grand Forks, “Music to My Ears” is an award-winning, feature-length movie musical that was co-produced by and shot largely at the Empire from summer of 2005 through winter 2006. It includes over a dozen popular songs and showtunes, showcasing local actors, singers, dancers, and musicians, as well as the historic theatre building itself. The movie took third place in the “Family Features” category at the Cleveland (Ohio) Indie Gathering film festival in the summer of 2006.
The plot of “Music to My Ears” closely follows the formula of the classic backstage movie musicals, combining comedy, drama, romance, songs, and dance. However, the movie is set in the present day and introduces a few new twists and variations, as well as a few plot elements loosely inspired by actual events in the Empire's history. And instead of a new musical score, the movie uses classic hit songs that fit the plot.
The script was written and produced by UND film lecturer Christopher P. Jacobs, Empire manager Mark Landa, and local dance instructor Jenny Morris, who also served as the movie's choreographer besides playing a leading role. Jacobs also directed the movie.
Other leading characters are played by Lori Barrett, Paul Kelly, Karly Anderson, Royce Blackburn, Louise Pinkerton, Chris Hargreaves, Gordon Dexheimer, Betty Gard, Marjorie Morris, Marc Arnason, Ashley Braxton, Patrick Pearson, Mike Harvey, and Lee Barnum. Actors in the musical numbers all did their own singing for the movie. Accompaniment was performed by local college and high school students, as well as such noted area musicians as Kathy Fiedler, Mike Blake, Bob Cary, Suellen Palya, Paul Boese, and others.
Many of the various song and dance numbers are designed to pay homage to the classic Hollywood movie musicals of the 1930s through the 1950s. Among the 18 different songs performed are such timeless classics as “You Made Me Love You,” “The St. Louis Blues,” “For Me and My Gal,” and “Take Your Girlie to the Movies.”
More information on “Music to My Ears,” along with photos, music files, and preview trailers can be found on the movie's web site by doing a web search on: "Music to My Ears" movie. DVDs of “Music to My Ears” and other local movies are available for sale at the Empire Arts Center's gift shop.
|Inaugural 5K race to celebrate life of Dru Sjodin|
A life will be commemorated and a cause supported at the first annual Dru Sjodin Purple Elephant 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Aug. 18, in Pequot Lakes, Minn. The race is intended as a fun, healthy way for the community to recognize, raise awareness, and uphold intolerance for sexual violence against women and children in honor of Dru Sjodin's life. Sponsored in part by Clif Bar, Inc.'s LUNA Bar, all race proceeds will benefit the Gamma Phi Beta Scholarship Fund at the University of North Dakota, where Sjodin attended school. The race entry fee is $20 before race day and $25 on the day of the event. More information and race pre-registration is available at www.runfordru.com. -- Shelle Michaels, Communication.
|Art & Wine Walk is Aug. 18|
Enjoy the Art & Wine Walk Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Stroll through downtown and visit galleries, businesses, bars and restaurants to view art produced by regional artists, and sample wine. Artwork will be available for purchase, and artists will be on hand to discuss their work.
The Art & Wine Walk begins at the Empire Arts Center, where maps can be purchased for $10. All ages are welcome to attend, and those over 21 will receive a wristband, allowing participation in wine tasting. At each participating business, the map will be stamped (wine consumption is not required to receive a stamp). Turn in the map at the end of the walk to enter a drawing for a gift basket of prizes donated by participating businesses.
Art & Wine Walk schedule, 2 to 5 p.m.: Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20.
For more information, or to participate as a hosting business or an exhibiting artist, contact the North Valley Arts Council at 777-6120 or email@example.com.
-- Nicole Derenne, Executive Director, North Valley Arts Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, (701) 777-61
|Grand Forks Master Chorale announces auditions|
The Grand Forks Master Chorale will hold auditions this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, and Friday, Aug. 24, for its 25th season.
An auditioned community chorus, the Master Chorale regularly performs in the Grand Forks metro area, as well as around the region. Long known for their high-quality music, the Master Chorale is celebrating its 25th season this year.
Joshua Bronfman, director of choirs at UND, is the new Master Chorale artistic director. Bronfman said those interested in auditioning should prepare one solo piece from the classical tradition with accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided.
To sign up for an audition, contact Peter Johnson, Master Chorale development director, at 777-4317 or (701) 746-8713 or at email@example.com. -- Grand Forks Master Chorale.
|Christus Rex lists schedule|
Join the community of Christus Rex for the first worship of fall semester Sunday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Christus Rex will resume their regular worship schedule Sunday, Aug. 26, with morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. Please join us. Please join the UND community for a Blessing of the School Year Monday, Aug. 20, at 2:30 p.m. (following the 125th anniversary picture) at the Hopper-Danley Spiritual Center. -- Christus Rex.
|Anthony Hynes presents two seminars Aug. 24|
On Friday, Aug. 24, Anthony Hynes will visit UND and speak at two events. He will give a noon seminar at chemical engineering, as well as a talk at the physics department Friday colloquium at 3:30 p.m.
Hynes is a professor at the Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami. His research focuses on the kinetics and spectroscopy of small radicals and molecules which are important in atmospheric and combustion chemistry. In addition, he is developing laser-based techniques for the detection of elemental and oxidized mercury species. He will discuss "Atmospheric Chemistry of Mercury: Kinetics, Spectroscopy and Ultrasensitive Detection."
Measurements of the rapid depletion of Hg(0) in the arctic have demonstrated that, at least under some circumstances, mercury can undergo fast chemical cycling. Correlation with the depletion of tropospheric ozone suggests that the mercury transformation mechanism is also driven by halogen chemistry. However the paucity of laboratory kinetic data on reactions of Hg(0) with free radical halogen species makes it difficult to identify and assess the importance of this chemistry in atmospheric transformation. We have made direct measurements of the absolute rate coefficients for the gas phase recombination reactions of Hg(0) with chlorine atoms, Cl, and bromine atoms, Br, using the pulsed laser photolysis-pulsed laser induced fluorescence (PLP-PLIF) technique. Laser photolysis is used to produce the radical of interest followed by LIF detection with a second, tunable, laser. We have studied the reactions of Hg(0) with Cl and Br using photolysis of Cl2 and Br2 while simultaneously monitoring the concentrations of both reactants using LIF. Kinetic measurements were performed with each of the reactants in excess concentration. Rate coefficients for both reactions were determined as a function of pressure from 200 to 600 Torr. Experiments were performed at three temperatures, 243, 261 and 293 K in N2 bath gas. In addition experiments were also performed in He bath gas at 293 K. In both cases the recombination rate coefficients show a linear dependence on temperature, a negative activation energy and an increased deactivation efficiency for N2 as compared to He. These observations are consistent with the expected behavior of a three body recombination reaction but we obtain rate coefficients which are significantly slower than those obtained in relative rate studies. In addition we have monitored the product HgCl and HgBr molecules using LIF. We have shown that sequential two photon laser induced fluorescence is a sensitive, and specific approach for the in-situ detection of gaseous elemental mercury at ambient levels. The detection scheme involves an initial laser excitation of the 63P1-61S0 transition at 253.7 nm, followed by excitation of the 71S0- 63P1 transition at 407.8 nm. Fluorescence is observed on the 61P1-61S0 transition at 184.9 nm using a solar blind photomultiplier tube. We have now applied this approach to the detection of reactive gaseous mercury (RGM) using preconcentration on KCl denuders followed by thermal decomposition / desorption to generate Hg(0). Because of the high sensitivity of sequential two photon-laser induced fluorescence there is no need to reabsorb the Hg(0) on gold, making it possible to monitor the evolution of Hg(0) in real time and use programmable thermal decomposition / desorption to speciate RGM. Preliminary results suggest that it is indeed possible to distinguish between HgCl2 and HgBr2 using this approach. -- Blaise Mibeck, EERC, 777-5077, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Joint ND/SD EPSCoR conference set for Sept. 7|
The sixth biennial joint conference of North Dakota/South Dakota EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at the NDSU Memorial Union. The theme of the conference is “Achieving Success in the Competitive Research Environment.” Conference and poster presentation registration is now available on the web at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu. There is no cost to register and lunch is provided.
The conference is open to all, but faculty and students who receive support from ND EPSCoR are especially urged to attend and participate in this conference as a condition of their EPSCoR awards.
Several NSF program officers have accepted invitations to speak, and the North Dakota Congressional delegation have been invited to address the conference because of their key roles in supporting ND EPSCoR and increased federal research funding across the state.
An added feature of the program will be a session on cyber infrastructure (CI). Teragrid/Internet2 team members have been invited to address this NSF designated enabling technology which is expected to advance the frontiers of science. CI has become a priority area at NSF and the university research enterprise must become more connected regionally, nationally and internationally to remain competitive.
EPSCoR programs across NSF, NIH, DOE and NASA are all well positioned for budget increases, and the ND EPSCoR program, supported by NSF and the State of North Dakota, is up for recompetition in 2008. You are encouraged to attend the 2007 biennial joint conference to learn what your peers and their students are accomplishing in advancing North Dakota’s research agenda. Updated conference information and the agenda will soon be available on the web at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu.
-- Gary Johnson, Interim Vice President for Research, Office of the Vice President for Research, email@example.com, 701-777-2492
|Grant writing workshop offered Sept. 18|
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences is sponsoring a grant writing workshop, “The Fundamentals of Grant Proposal Writing: Writing Winning Proposals,” Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Swanson Hall, Room 16/18.
This workshop is being presented by Bob Bradley, manager of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University. He has designed a full-day workshop to assist experienced and inexperienced proposal writers in writing more effective proposals.
During this workshop, Mr. Bradley will provide participants with a new understanding of proposal writing, address the 12 steps to writing a winning proposal, and discuss how to locate funding sources via the internet.
This training session is free and open to all UND employees.
Registration is required and space is limited to the first 35 people. To register for this workshop, please contact Corey Graves by phone at 777-2808 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org-- Corey Graves, Grant & Contract Officer, Finance & Administration - UNDSMHS, email@example.com, 701-777-2808
|University Senate lists agenda item due dates|
The 2007-08 University Senate due dates for agenda items follows:
Meeting date/agenda deadline date:
Sept. 6, 2007/Aug. 23, 2007
Oct. 4, 2007/Sept. 20, 2007
Nov. 1, 2007/Oct. 18, 2007
Dec. 6, 2007/Nov. 22, 2007
Jan. 10, 2008*/Dec. 27, 2007
Feb. 7, 2008/Jan. 24, 2008
March 6, 2008/Feb. 21, 2008
Apr. 3, 2008/March 20, 2008
May 1, 2008/Apr. 17, 2008
*A January meeting is usually not held unless it's an emergency.
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3892
|Note state contract information|
Department heads and finance contacts: Please forward this to all individuals within your department that are authorized to make purchases and approve purchases.
The State Procurement Office has many contracts for various commodities and services. UND is only required to use the state cell phone contract #915, and is not required to use any other state contracts. State contracts are intended to be a source for UND during the bid process, and the University may purchase using these contracts when it is advantageous to do so.
For example: UND is not required to use the state paper contract #002 with Cole Paper. The contract is not a perfect fit for all departments. Departments should compare other suppliers' pricing before placing an order with Cole Paper.
This is a link to all of the state contracts:
https://secure.apps.state.nd.us/csd/spo/services/bidder/listCurrentContracts.htm. Contact our office with questions at 777-2681.
-- Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing, Purchasing Office, email@example.com, 7-2681
|Purchasing lists policies, 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 7-2681 or by using the web address:
When obtaining quotes for Gateway, please go to the ITSS (Information Technology Systems & Services) web site.
The UND Conflict of Interest policy requires all employees who currently have a business interest in a business entity, or whose spouse, child, sibling, parent, or relative-in-law has a business interest in a business entity that currently does business with the University, or could potentially do business with the University, must complete the “Notification of Business Interest” form and submit it to the Purchasing Office.
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:
▪ Contact Janelle McGarry, Purchasing 7-3881
▪ Submit the Purchasing Card Application Form (located at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/index.html select “Forms”) to Purchasing
▪ Attend a required training session prior to receiving your purchasing cCard
Any concerns or questions can be directed to me.
-- Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing, Purchasing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2681
|New faculty/staff directory will include affiliate areas|
Last year's faculty/staff/student directory, which used PeopleSoft data for the first time, did not incorporate affiliated areas (those paid with other than University funds) into the main portion of the faculty/staff listings. We hope to merge the information this year, and ask that people from affiliated areas e-mail Jan Orvik (email@example.com ) with their names, areas, and box numbers so that we can send forms that will ensure your inclusion. We already have information from some areas, such as the Alumni Association and Foundation, the Aerospace Foundation, Human Nutrition Research Center, but are seeking other areas that we may have missed.
If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 777-3621.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Visit new student employment web site|
The new on-campus student employment web site is now live! The new employment site will give the department supervisor the ability to modify and post jobs, maintain online job application, verify Federal Work Study and enrollment eligibility online. Students no longer need to pick up employment cards! All new and returning students to the department would need to be processed through the online hiring system.
Department supervisors visit http://www.financialaid.und.edu/Student_Employment_Guide.html to log into JobX. Students will still go to www.und.edu/employment to review open jobs and apply.
All jobs that are ready to be approved will be available for students to review starting Wednesday, Aug. 15.
|Chester Fritz Library lists fall semester hours of operation|
The Chester Fritz Library will observe the following hours of operation for the fall semester beginning Monday, Aug. 20: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.
-- Karen Cloud, Administrative Assistant, Chester Fritz Library, email@example.com, 7-2618
|Fall interim hours listed for law library|
Fall interim hours for the law library follow:
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12, 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Aug. 13-16, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Aug. 20-23, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Aug. 27-30, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 31, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-3482
|International Centre lists fall hours|
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, the International Centre will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
-- Tatjyana Richards, Office Manager, Office of International Programs, email@example.com, 777-6438
|Note Social Security, birth date masking|
We have implemented Social Security number and birth date masking within the Campus Connection system. Depending on your access, you may no longer see the Social Security number. Similarly, depending on your access, you may no longer see the birth date, or you may only see partial Social Security number and birth date.
This change was implemented in response to a state audit and as part of an initiative to further insure confidentiality of personal information. The change was effective Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. As always, if you have questions or encounter problems, please contact your Campus Access Control Officer Kayla Hotvedt at firstname.lastname@example.org .
|State fleet adjusts rates effective Aug. 1|
Effective Aug. 1, the North Dakota State Fleet has adjusted their rental rates. One of the major impacts was due to fuel costs. To help alleviate the rising fuel costs, please remember to use state fleet refueling sites when traveling within the state of North Dakota. Also, effective June 1, UND has reactivated the surcharge to cover excess operating costs. The prices listed below includes the .023/mile and .23/hour surcharge.
$0.413 Minivan - 7 passenger
$0.613 Van, 12 and 15 passenger
$0.513 Compact 4x4 SUV
$0.503 Suburban, 5 passenger
$0.613 Suburban, 9 passenger
$0.503 Compact 4x4 Pickup
$0.613 Cargo Van-Full Size
$0.503 Mini Cargo Van
$41.23/hour Handicapped Van-6 seats, -1 wheelchair
-- Mary L. Metcalf, Manager, Transportation, email@example.com, 777-4123
|U2 lists workshops|
Below are the U2 workshops for Aug. 16-29. Visit our web site for additional workshops.
Records Retention and E-Mail
Aug. 16, 1 to 2 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
Learn what role e-mail plays in an organization, UND policy, and best practices for retaining e-mail messages. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.
Understanding the Workers Compensation Process at UND
Aug. 21, 10 to 11 a.m., Auxiliary Services Conference Room
The entire process of workers compensation from injury to acceptance to resolution will be covered in this class for both employees and supervisors. Forms will be reviewed and claims management will be explained. The class will also cover what can be done if a claim is not accepted. Information on the University’s DMP policy, communication with work force safety and common mistakes to avoid if you are filing a claim will be included. Come to learn how a sometimes complex process can be simplified. Presenter: Claire Moen.
Aug. 21, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union
This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record.
Presenter: Safety and security staff.
Aug. 21, 1 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse and file saving/retrieving skills. Introduces very basic Word features; create a document, edit and format text, format paragraphs, save file, retrieve file, format text, cut and copy, add tables, proof a document, set display and print options.
Data Protection and Privacy
Aug. 23, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II
This workshop introduces secure practices for handling and storing sensitive University and personal data.Topics will include:
• Practices and configurations for securing your operating system, web browser, e-mail, and other software applications.
• Protecting your personal information online.
• Must have security software for your computer.
• Encrypting sensitive data.
Presenter: Brad Miller, IT security officer.
Aug. 29, 9 to 10 a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
Come and learn more about what is offered at Duplicating Services, and also about the process of online job submission and how to create PDF’s. Presenters: Shawn Leake and Sherry Metzger.
-- Sara Satter, U2 Program Assistant, Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2128
|Judy Rosinski named mass transit coordinator|
Effective July 1, the transportation department implemented an organizational change regarding motor coach and shuttle bus contacts. Judy Rosinski has been appointed as the mass transit coordinator for all the buses at UND. Bruce Henkel will remain as the lead motor coach driver to plan and organize the over-the-road trips.
Any bus requests, shuttle or motor coach, should now be done through Judy Rosinski at 777-4030. She will be the main point of contact for all bus travel and will work closely with Bruce Henkel to provide the best motor coach and shuttle bus service available to UND.
-- Mary L. Metcalf, Manager, Transportation, email@example.com, 777-4123
|25 percent off the coolest sweats you can't live without!|
All Jansport men's and women's fleece styles are 25 percent off for bookrush at the University Bookstore, Barnes & Noble. Also on sale are the Red Shirt authentic vintage style for retro hipsters. Stop in early for best selection. Sale dates run through Monday, Aug. 27.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2103
|Technology departments seeks 35mm film cameras|
The Department of Technology needs 35mm SLR film cameras in good operating condition for student use. If you or your department has an older model camera that you no longer use, please consider donating it to the technology department. Cameras may be delivered to our main office in 135 Starcher Hall, or to Stop 7118.
-- Lynda Kenney, Assistant Professor, Technology, email@example.com, 777-2197
|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: DC-8 Network Administrator, Center for People & Environment, #08-048
DEADLINE: (I) 8/16/2007
POSITION: Helicopter Pilot, Aerospace, #08-047
DEADLINE: (I) 8/16/2007
POSITION: Research Technician, Biology, #08-046
DEADLINE: (I) 8/21/2007
POSITION: Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, Chester Fritz Library, #08-016
DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2007 or until filled. (Applications received by Sept. 1 will receive first consideration)
POSITION: Head, Special Collections, #07-326
DEADLINE: 7/16/2007 or until filled. (Applications received by July 16 will be given first consideration.)
SALARY: $58,000 - $60,000
TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL: No current vacancies.
POSITION: Complex Secretary, Housing, #08-052
DEADLINE: (I) 8/17/2007
SALARY: $ 21,000+/year
CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE: No current vacancies.
NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM POSITION OPENINGS:
PeopleSoft Tech Security Specialist
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Remembering Roland Severson|
Roland George Severson, retired chemistry professor emeritus, died Aug. 3 in West Chester, Ohio. He was 83.
Severson, the son of Elmer and Augusta Severson, was born April 1, 1924 in Malta, Mont. He spent his boyhood summers in Glacier National Park, beginning his lifelong love of the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and rock hunting with his family and friends. His lapidary skills included faceeting gems as well as cutting and polishing stones, especially Montana agates, which he enjoyed making into jewelry for his family. He married Matilda (Mattie) Maris from Roundup, Mont., on Jan. 12, 1945.
He graduated from Malta High School in 1941, obtained a B.S. in chemistry from Montana State University in 1945 and the M.S. (1948) and Ph.D. (1950) degrees in chemistry from Purdue University. He was an outstanding chemistry educator at UND for 38 years, serving as department chair for 28 years. Severson was instrumental in developing UND's Ph.D. program in chemistry and played a leading role in developing the facilities for advanced teaching and research in the chemistry department. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, his research investigated organosilicon chemistry with particular emphasis on the synthesis and properties of carbon-functional silanes, cyclic organosilanes and unsaturated silicon systems. He retired in 1988 as a professor emeritus.
After 52 years of marriage, his wife Mattie preceded him in death in 1997.
He is survived by his four children: Ruth J. Haug, Starkville, Miss., Roland G. Severson Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Severson, Suwanee, Ga., and Sarah Snow, Sanford, Mich., their spouses, 12 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
The Roland G. Severson Chemistry Award Endowment was established by his wife, family and friends in his honor after his retirement. The endowment provides for an annual award to an outstanding graduate student. Memorials can be sent to UND Foundation, c/o Roland G. Severson Chemistry Award, 3100 Unviersity Ave., Stop 8157, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8157.