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ISSUE: Volume 44, Number 81: July 11, 2007

Contents
Events to Note
Farewell reception for Pat Moe is Wednesday, July 11
California professor discusses decision-making, risky behaviors in elderly
Doctoral examination set for Michael Gallo
Summer at UND Program offers activities, courses
Doctoral examination set for Leonard Anagho
Doctoral examination set for Andrew Woster
Doctoral examination set for Vikram Palamalai
Doctoral examination set for Holly Dannewitz
Doctoral examination set for Gopal Bandyopadhyay
Doctoral examination set for Matthew Myrvik
Art & Wine Walk begins July 21
Young Scientists and Engineers Academy offered
Wellness Camp Adventure offered July 30 - Aug. 10
Chiara Quartet returns to Grand Forks
Announcements
NSF publishes new proposal, award guide
Faculty sought for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Note policies, procedures for purchases over $5,000
Clarification listed for paper contract with Cole Papers
Wellness Center annual shutdown is July 30 to Aug. 3
Bronson property apartments now available
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Physical therapy program reaccredited for 10 years
In Remembrance
Death noted of student Chad Clarke
Remembering Bob Coulthart
Farewell reception for Pat Moe is Wednesday, July 11

You are invited to a farewell reception for Pat Moe, administrative secretary in the Department of Electrical Engineering Wednesday, July 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Nyquist Lounge next to the School of Engineering and Mines dean's office, first floor, Upson Hall II.

Pat has served as an administrative secretary in the Department of Electrical Engineering for over 28 years, and she is retiring to spend more time with her family and grandchildren. Please join us in thanking Pat for her wonderful service to our students, staff, faculty, and alumni through the years.
-- Richard R. Schultz, Chair, Electrical Engineering, RichardSchultz@mail.und.edu, 701-777-4429

California professor discusses decision-making, risky behaviors in elderly

The Center for Rural Health has invited Kara Gabriel, assistant professor in the psychology department, California State University at East Bay, to present a research seminar from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 13, in Room 1917, School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Her topic will be decision-making and risky behaviors in the elderly in medical, living, and financial situations. Please join us.
-- Amanda Scurry, Communication Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, ascurry@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-0871

Doctoral examination set for Michael Gallo

The final examination for Michael Paul Gallo, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "College Students Diagnosed with ADHD: Insights Into Their Experiences." Glenn Olsen (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Summer at UND Program offers activities, courses

The Summer Events program offers a wide range of activities for the community during the summer months, such as cultural or athletic events, youth camps or specialized workshops. Events are typically open to the public.

Here are some of those events happening at UND from July 15-31:
• July 15-19, Girls Basketball Camp, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
• July 15-19, Boys Basketball Shooting / Competition Camp, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
• July 15-21, Boys and Girls Hockey Camp, Ralph Engelstad Arena

For more information about the "Summer at UND" program, to register for UND's Summer Sessions, or to view a calendar of events from July 1 - Aug. 31, visit www.summer.und.edu. If you have additional questions on summer credit courses, call the Summer Sessions Office at 777-6284. Or if you have questions on events/activities, contact the Summer Events Office at 777-0841.
-- Jolene Marsh, Summer Events Office Assistant, Continuing Education, jolenemarsh@mail.und.edu, 777-0841

Doctoral examination set for Leonard Anagho

The final examination for Leonard Anagho, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Chemistry, is set for 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is "Syntheses and Characterizations of BIS (Diazasilaphosphetidine) Amine, P,N-2-Phosphinoaminopyridine and Phosphaacetylferrocenyl Ligands, and Some of Their Metal Complexes." Lothar Stahl (Chemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Andrew Woster

The final examination for Andrew Woster, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, in Room 3933, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is "Regulation of Pro-Inflammatory Responses by Ligands of the Nuclear Receptor PPARr." Colin Combs (PPT) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Vikram Palamalai

The final examination for Vikram Palamalai, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, in Room 1370, United Hospital Lecture Hall, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is "Light Induced Changes in the Photoreceptor Outer Segments." Masaru Miyagi (Biochemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Holly Dannewitz

The final examination for Holly Dannewitz, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "The Effects of Antidepressants on Driving and Cognitive Tasks." Thomas Petros (Clinical Psychology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Gopal Bandyopadhyay

The final examination for Gopal Bandyopadhyay, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in engineering, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, in 218 Harrington Hall. The dissertation title is "Ground Heat Exchangers: Analytical and Numerical Modeling and Experimental Validation." Michael Mann (engineering) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Matthew Myrvik

The final examination for Matthew Myrvik, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, in Room 1917, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is "A Behavioral Intervention Targeting a Reduction in Child Distress During a Routine Immunization." Thomas Petros (Psychology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Art & Wine Walk begins July 21

Looking for something to do Saturday afternoons this summer? Enjoy the Art & Wine Walk Saturday, July 21, 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.: July 21, 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 info@novac.org.

The Art & Wine Walk is sponsored, in part, by the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Gilly’s Bar and Grill, and Clear Channel Radio.
-- Nicole Derenne, Executive Director, North Valley Arts Council, nicolederenne@novac.org, 777-6120

Young Scientists and Engineers Academy offered

The School of Engineering and Mines is hosting the Young Scientists and Engineers Academy July 30 to Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-10. YSA is designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in the sciences and engineering for youth in grades 7 through 10.

Youth participants will have the opportunity to enhance their mathematics, science, and technological knowledge through classroom discussion, hands-on laboratory experimentation, computer application and field trips. They will also develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and build effective teamwork and personal collaborative skills.

Participants will learn about science and engineering concepts and how they apply to everyday life through a variety of activities, including:
• recovering and examining crime scene evidence, such as shoeprints or bite marks.
• hunting for treasures with the use of global positioning system (GPS) tools.
• building sensor-driven lighted electronic devices (LED).
• using mathematics to predict the motion of a roller coaster and of a launched ball.

Off-campus field trips will visit the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Grand Forks, and the Irrigation Water Well and the Turtle River Riparian project near Larimore, N.D.

This program is brought to you in part by the School of Engineering and Mines, Summer Programs and Events Council, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Energy and Environmental Research Center, Forensic Science Program, Women’s Center, Distance Engineering Degree Program, Dakota Science Center, and the Grand Forks Public School Career and Technical Education Program.

YSA will be facilitated by Cheryl Osowski, outreach coordinator of the School of Engineering and Mines.

The program will be held from 8 a.m. to noon daily. Participants can attend either one week of academy activities for a $60 fee or both weeks for a $90 fee. The registration deadline is July 13. To register, call the UND Summer Events Office at 777-0841 or visit the web site for the program brochure and registration form at www.summer.und.edu.
-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, juliebean@mail.und.edu, 701-777-0441

Wellness Camp Adventure offered July 30 - Aug. 10

The Wellness Center is hosting Wellness Camp Adventure from July 30 to Aug. 10. The camp will teach health and wellness to participants ages 9 to 12 and help young people discover and explore their talents, interests and values as they relate to personal well-being.

Youth participants will learn concepts of wellness and ways to promote these concepts through a variety of activities, such as:
• diabetes awareness and prevention
• fitness and nutrition
• music
• a fun cooking class
• arts and crafts
• creative games

Through these recreational and educational activities, participants will learn problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills. Children also will be encouraged to relate to others and build their confidence by promoting all seven dimensions of wellness, which include physical, social, emotional, environmental, occupational, spiritual, and intellectual health.

The program is brought to you in part by the College of Nursing, Summer Programs and Events Council, Wellness Center, the Dakota Medical Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor-Advised fund and Wal-Mart. Nuananong Seal, assistant professor of the College of Nursing, and Sandi Luck, substance abuse prevention specialist of the Counseling Center/Wellness Center, will co-direct the program. Several UND students will also help facilitate the camp.

The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The registration fee is $195 through July 20. A limited number of scholarships are also available, please inquire when registering. To register, call the UND Summer Events Office at 777-0841 or visit the web site at www.summer.und.edu for the program brochure and registration form.
-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, juliebean@mail.und.edu, 701-777-0441

Chiara Quartet returns to Grand Forks

The Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Julie Yoon, violin; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) return to Grand Forks Aug. 7-14 as performers and artists-in-residence at the Red River Chamber Music Festival. This annual event, now in its third year, includes intensive coaching in chamber music for 16 advanced strings musicians, as well as public chamber music performances in different locations throughout the city. The festival is sponsored by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony with major support from the North Dakota Eye Clinic.

This year’s public performances include a concert by the Chiara Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Evangelical Free Church, 2315 Library Circle; a faculty concert with Eric Lawson, Chiara Quartet, and other local musicians at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Hughes Fine Arts Center; and a recital by festival students at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Tickets for all events may be ordered in advance from the symphony office by calling 777-3359, or may be purchased at the door beginning one hour before performance time.

The Chiara Quartet has been praised for a range that encompasses “glowing warmth to hard-edged acerbity” (The New York Times), and for possessing a “potent collective force” (Strings Magazine).

The quartet was recently named the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University, a post they will begin in the fall of 2008, in addition to their ongoing artist residency at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Recently awarded the Guarneri Quartet Residency Award for artistic excellence by Chamber Music America, the quartet’s other honors include a top prize at the Paolo Borciani International Competition, winning the Astral Artistic Services National Audition, and winning first prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Quartet members have become well known to Grand Forks audiences since completing a two-year residency with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony between 2000 and 2002. In the summer of 2005, the quartet and symphony founded the Red River Chamber Music Festival as an annual event to support and develop chamber music audiences and musicians in the Red River Valley.
-- Jennifer Tarlin, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, ggfso@und.edu, 7-3359

NSF publishes new proposal, award guide

The National Science Foundation has published the new NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 07-140), which contains documents relating to the Foundation’s proposal and award process. Part I is comprised of NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines, including the NSF Grant Proposal Guide, and Part II is comprised of the documents used to guide, manage, and monitor the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements, including the new NSF Award and Administration Guide (previously known as the Grant Policy Manual).

The new publication supercedes all prior versions of the NSF Grant Proposal Guide and Grant Policy Manual, and can be accessed at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07140. The NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide applies to proposals submitted on or after June 1, 2007.

One of the important changes contained in the new guidelines is the use of designated fonts in proposals submitted to NSF. Proposers are reminded that the proposal must be clear, readily legible, and conform to the following requirements:

a. Use of only the approved typefaces identified below, a black font color, and a font size of 10 points or larger must be used:
• For Windows users: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia
• For Macintosh users: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino, or Georgia
• For TeX users: Computer Modern
A symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; however, the font size requirement still applies;
b. No more than six lines within a vertical space of one inch; and
c. Margins, in all directions, must be at least an inch.

Proposers are cautioned that proposals not in conformance with this guidance may be returned without review.

If you have any questions regarding the new NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, please contact the policy office at (703) 292-8243 or by e-mail to policy@nsf.gov.
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, barrymilavetz@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701/777-4278

Faculty sought for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the Division of Continuing Education are seeking faculty to teach various courses for individuals ages 55 and older. These courses are meant to be fun and informal classes that can be taken on the UND campus or perhaps other venues, depending upon the subject matter. Courses typically last two hours per session and run five to six sessions in length. The fall sessions run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 26.

OLLI is a membership-based community of mature adults who love learning and enjoy spending time with like-minded individuals. There are a variety of courses ranging from arts and humanities, literature, computers, and wellness. OLLI is not about grades, tests or credits. OLLI is about exploring new topics, indulging in and sharing personal interests, and making new friends. The University of North Dakota launched OLLI in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota to extend lifelong learning opportunities to our mature community members.

OLLI is funded in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation, which was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected community leader in San Francisco. The philanthropic organization improves the quality of life for mature residents through post-secondary student scholarships, as well as art, cultural, and educational grants. At present, the Foundation is supporting 101 Osher Institutes on university and college campuses in 46 states. UND is the only campus in the state of North Dakota awarded an OLLI grant.

If you would like to become involved or are interested in teaching a course, please contact Connie Hodgson at 777-4840 or conniehodgson@mail.und.edu
-- Connie Hodgson, Osher Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, conniehodgson@mail.und.edu, 701-777-4840

Note policies, procedures for purchases over $5,000

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 can not be artificially divided to fall under the $5,000 threshold.

Printing is the exception to this requirement. Purchasing must be involved in all printing that is produced off-campus regardless of the cost.

Contact us once you have identified your item(s) and determined the approximate cost of the purchase. Purchasing is required to submit all requests to the vendors if the purchase is expected to be over $5,000.

Contact our office with questions at 777-2681.
-- Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing, Purchasing, scottschreiner@mail.und.nodak.edu, 7-2681

Clarification listed for paper contract with Cole Papers

The contract is written so there are no delivery charges. For those departments that can receive deliveries directly from vendors, Cole will deliver to your desk or desired location for no additional charge.

The clarification is required for Tier 2 pricing (10 or more unbroken case orders). Cole will only deliver these orders to one site (location within a building). Tier 2 orders are to be delivered to one site, and not broken out into smaller orders to be delivered throughout the building. Departments should be utilizing Tier 1 pricing if they require this type of service.
-- Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing, Purchasing, scottschreiner@mail.und.nodak.edu, 7-2681

Wellness Center annual shutdown is July 30 to Aug. 3

The Wellness Center will be closed July 30 to Aug. 3. In order to provide a first rate facility, our annual shutdown will occur for routine maintenance and cleaning. It is an opportunity to:
* Move equipment
* Make major repairs
* Attend to regular maintenance
* Clean areas that we are unable to get to during operation

We appreciate your cooperation and your commitment to cleanliness and a well-maintained facility. To keep you motivated during the week, here are some alternative options:
Monday: noon 30 for 30; preview of College of Cardio at 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday: Lunchtime Ride/Walk at 12:15 p.m.; Forever Fit at 6 p.m.
Wednesday: noon 30 for 30; preview of College of Cardio at 5:15pm
Thursday: Lunchtime Ride/Walk at 12:15 p.m.; Forever Fit at 6 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. Nature Yoga; noon 30 for 30

All classes will be held in front of the Wellness Center. Please visit www.wellness.und.edu for complete class descriptions

As a reminder, the Wellness Center summer hours are:
• Monday-Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.
-- Yvette Halverson, Associate Director of Wellness Facilities, Wellness Center, yvettehalverson@mail.und.edu, 777-0729

Bronson property apartments now available

Looking for a spacious apartment with a convenient location? Check out the new two- and three-bedroom units now available for immediate occupancy in the latest development on the Bronson property. These units are located above the new retail shopping area at 2855 10th Ave. N. Units are spacious with neutral decor and include microwave and dishwasher, laundry hook-ups, storage and air-conditioning. Residents are responsible for cable, internet, phone and electric heat. A three bedroom/two bathroom unit includes a master bedroom with attached master bathroom and rents for $1,200 per month. A two bedroom/one bathroom unit rents for $850 per month. Residents should be UND students, faculty or staff; students need to be 21 years of age. Call the UND Housing Office at 777-4251 for more information, or to schedule a showing.
-- Judy Sargent, Director of Residence Services, Residence Services, judysargent@mail.und.edu, 777-4251

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.

EXECUTIVE/PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/ATHLETIC COACHES:

POSITION: Account Budget Specialist, Dining Services, #08-005
DEADLINE: (I) 7/16/2007
SALARY: $41,500-$44,200

POSITION: Academic Advisement/Student Records Business Analyst, HECN #07-364
DEADLINE: (I) 7/11/2007
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

POSITION: Student Records Business Analyst, HECN #07-363
DEADLINE: (I) 7/11/2007
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

POSITION: Student Financials Business Analyst, NDUS, HECN-SIS, #07-362
DEADLINE: (I) 7/11/2007
SALARY: $40,000-$45,000

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 vacancies.

OFFICE SUPPORT:

POSITION: Administrative Secretary, Research Development & Compliance, #08-004
DEADLINE: (I) 7/16/2007
SALARY: $23,500-$24,750

POSITION: Service Area Clerk-Office Assistant, Registrar's Office, #08-002
DEADLINE: (I) 7/12/2007
SALARY: $18,720-$20,800

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE: No vacancies.

NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM POSITION OPENINGS:
* Junior Applications Analyst
* Office Accountant
* Junior Programmer
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

Physical therapy program reaccredited for 10 years

The physical therapy program at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been reaccredited for 10 years by the national agency which accredits more than 200 such programs across the United States.

The reaccreditation report from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education included four commendations for the program and cited no areas of non-compliance, a rare phenomenon. The program offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through the Department of Physical Therapy.

"It is unusual" for a program not to be required to file a progress report to address certain issues as part of the reaccreditation process, said Tom Mohr, professor and chair of physical therapy. UND's program is one of only two, of those reviewed this year, which had no deficiencies and no progress report.

The report gave particular emphasis to the high quality of the faculty, both academic, those teaching at the university, and clinical, those who are affiliated with the program and teach at more than 300 sites in 24 states. It also noted that the program "has made concerted efforts to train clinical faculty in the use of library search and resource opportunities," adding that these efforts are "likely to result in more evidence-based practice in the clinical community..."

The CAPTE report commended the program "for providing continuing education opportunities for clinical educators which has enabled more than 200 physical therapists to become certified clinical instructors, thus improving the quality of clinical education for PT students in the region."

Reviewers commended UND on its "strong clinical program," Mohr said, noting that students spend 36 weeks learning from clinical preceptors, nine weeks each in the areas of acute care, orthopedics, neuro-rehabilitation and a specialty of choice such as pediatrics or sports medicine.

"The outcome assessment program was highly rated," Mohr said. This is an effort by the department to obtain valuable feedback from students, graduates, employers and patients, and clinical instructors that can be used to make improvements in the program.

It also cited the high quality of the students and how well they do, the program and the curriculum, he said. It recognized that the UND program "is a major resource for the PT workforce in North Dakota and the mid-western region."

"I am especially proud of the faculty," Mohr said. "And the school's administration has been very good, in terms of supporting our program.

"I'm also very proud of the students," he said. "Our students, when they come in -- and as graduates -- are really quite positive about the program."

This was the first accreditation visit for the PT program since the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program was initiated in 2002. The DPT degree takes three and one half years to complete following a pre-physical therapy program of at least three years. The program admits 48 students in each class for a total enrollment of 144 at UND's Grand Forks campus.

The department also offers an online DPT degree that does not require students to come to the UND campus. The program has been completed by 50 students. Another 35 students, all of whom are physical therapists who have been employed for several years and wish to earn an advanced degree in their field, will complete it in December.

In carrying out its role of accrediting PT programs, the CAPTE "has an obligation to assure the public that individuals entering the profession are receiving an education that prepares them to provide competent, safe, effective patient care," said Leslie Portney, CAPTE chair in a letter accompanying the report to President Charles Kupchella. "This decision confirms that the program at the University of North Dakota is doing just that."
-- Shelley Pohlman, Asst. to the Director, Public Affairs, spohlman@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-4305

Death noted of student Chad Clarke

It is with regret that the University reports that Chad Matthew Clarke of Grand Forks died Friday, July 6. He was admitted into the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall semester of 2006, majoring in chemistry. -- Lillian Elsinga, dean of students.

Remembering Bob Coulthart

Robert (Bob) Coulthart, retired maintenance specialist in facilities, died July 3 at his home in Grand Forks. He was 69.

Coulthart, the son of Walter and Edith Coulthart, was born March 24, 1938 in Grafton, N.D. He served in the Army for two years in Korea, then graduated from Molar Barber's School in Fargo, N.D. He also spent time as a painter and a beekeeper. He was well known for keeping a supply of ice cream treats around so he could spoil the appetite of any neighbor kids who stopped by to say hello.

Coulthart was a Meritorious Award recipient in 1998, an award that recognizes staff for excellence and dedication.

He is survived by his wife, Gail; his sons, Curtis (Wanda) Coulthart of West Virginia, Dennis Coulthart of Minnesota, Chad (Sarah) Coulthart of Colorado; daughter, Yvonne (Steve) Anderson of Minnesota; five grandchildren; brothers, Roger (Sharon) Coulthart of Minnesota, Donald (Linda) Coulthart of California, and Daryl (Beverly) Coulthart of Minnesota.

Funeral servies were held July 7 with burial in Memorial Park South Cemetery of Grand Forks. Memorials are asked to be directed to Altru Hospice of Grand Forks.