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ISSUE: Volume 44, Number 76: June 06, 2007

Contents
Top Stories
Letter from President Kupchella: Centers of Excellence applications
Campus community invited to Fritz Memorial Service
Events to Note
Intro to nanoscience, nanotechnology workshop is June 6-8
Public lecture focuses on moving from nanoworld to real world
Physics colloquium is June 8
UND EPSCoR to host Native American high school students
Remembrance for Ivan Dahl is June 9
Doctoral examination set for Gustav Arnold
Backstage with the Arts features "Sweet Charity"
Registration deadline extended for mini-society summer program
Art & Wine Walk is June 16
Doctoral examination set for Maria Laura Parnas
"CMS Prevention Bus Tour" visits Grand Forks July 2
One-week intensive theatre arts programs offered at UND
cScibot Robot Camp still has openings
Announcements
NIH announces changes to eRA Commons
Merrifield Competition winner selected
Maize research plot moves to new location
June 18 is last day to order software for this fiscal year
U2 lists workshops
Postage stamps now offered at Union Services
Submit your UND summer events
Recycle, reduce, reuse: waste prevention
Leave donations sought for Lisa Kelsey
Donated annual leave sought for Beth Larson-Steckler
Volunteers sought for Grand Cities Art Fest
Last chance to submit recipes
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Fischer published in USA Today magazine
Stofferahn elected to Rural Sociological Society Council
Letter from President Kupchella: Centers of Excellence applications

Dear All,

The Centers of Excellence Application was released by the Department of Commerce on May 16 and calls for submission of proposals on July 27 and submission of final proposals on August 31. Application forms and material were sent to some of you earlier. The application form is also available at www.und.edu/excellence.doc . Please note that it will open as a Word document file.

I have asked Gary Johnson to coordinate and to track all submissions from UND. Please advise the Office of the Interim Vice President for Research, garyejohnson@mail.und.nodak.edu as soon as possible if you intend to submit a proposal in response to the current announcement. This will let us gauge the number of proposals expected from the UND campus.

Please note that "The approval and recommendation by the President of the University is required to insure that the funding request is consistent with the mission and development plans of the institution." Please route proposals through the Office of the Interim Vice President for Research by July 24, for review and for my signature.

Please make this announcement known to all faculty and professional staff in your areas of responsibility.

Note that the questions about the application process or the Centers of Excellence program may be directed to:
Justin Dever, Manager
Office of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives
North Dakota Department of Commerce
701-328-7258 (office)
701-202-6767 (cell)
jdever@nd.gov
www.ndcommerce.com

-- Charles E. Kupchella, Ph.D., President.

Campus community invited to Fritz Memorial Service

In acknowledgement of the recent passing of Vera Fritz and in recognition of their significant contributions to the University of North Dakota, President Charles Kupchella invites faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the memories of Chester and Vera Fritz at a memorial service Thursday, June 14, at 3 p.m. in the Hopper-Danley Memorial Chapel: A Spiritual Center. Comments will be made by Gordon Iseminger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of History; Thomas J. Clifford, president emeritus, University of North Dakota; Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries; and Hal Gershman, chair, Grand Forks City Council.
-- Fred Wittmann, Director, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events, fred.wittmann@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2724

Intro to nanoscience, nanotechnology workshop is June 6-8

The second Nanoscience and Nanotechnology workshop for science teachers in middle and high schools is scheduled for June 6-8 at the Physics Department. By 2015, the U.S. government estimates, there will be a need for 2 million nanotech workers. Yet, no nanoscience curriculum exists in the middle or high schools of North Dakota. PHYS 900, Our Nanoworld: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, will provide an overview of the new field of nanoscience for science teachers in all disciplines who want to introduce this field into their classes.

The program will include a public lecture on nanoscience by Leigh Smith, University of Cincinnati, an expert on imaging techniques at the nanoscale. This public lecture will take place Thursday, June 7, at 8 p.m., 138 Abbott Hall. This is a great opportunity to learn about this new field of science that the U.S. government has identified as the third-highest national funding priority.

The two-credit workshop is offered through the Professional Development for Educators Program of the UND Division of Continuing Education. Tuition, due June 6, is $100 and includes a nanoscience experiment kit that will go with teachers back to their schools. A National Science Foundation award will cover the cost of tuition, and lodging (UND housing) to eligible participants. For more information about how to become eligible, please contact Juana Moreno (juana.moreno@und.edu). To pre-register, contact the Department of Continuing Education at 777-4225 or toll-free at 1-866-261-3677. More information is also available at http://www2.und.edu/~nano.
-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics, juana.moreno@und.edu, 777-3517

Public lecture focuses on moving from nanoworld to real world

Leigh Smith, an active researcher in nanoscience for over a decade, will give a public lecture Thursday, June 7, at 8 p.m., 138 Abbott Hall. The title is "From the Nanoworld to the Real World: Using Nanoscience to Teach." Dr. Smith has received the Distinguished Teaching award from the University of Cincinnati and is currently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop methods to teach nanoscience to undergraduate students.

The very new, and very interdisciplinary field of nanoscience attempts to synthesize new structures on the scale of a nanometer (1/100,000 the width of a human hair). For the first time humans are building man-made structures on the same size scale as the internal workings of cells or viruses. At such length scales, the properties of everyday materials can become excitingly different, opening vast new opportunities for scientists and engineers to create new technologies which could better the human condition. The emergence of this new field has been compared to the major paradigm shifts which occurred in the past during scientific revolutions. For the teacher, examples from current nanoscale research and technologies provide many opportunities for teaching students and the public about the nature of quantum mechanics, light, materials and the natural progression of scientific revolutions.
-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics, juana.moreno@und.edu, 777-3517

Physics colloquium is June 8

Leigh Smith, Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati, will present "Imaging Exciton Spins in Single Semiconductor Nanowires" at the physics colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, June 8, in 211 Witmer Hall. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall.

With the development of many new techniques for fabrication or synthesis of novel nanostructures, it has become more important than ever to understand the details of their electronic structure. However, such understanding is severely complicated by the fact that as structures become ever smaller, their surface to volume ratio increases by many orders of magnitude, and so the electronic states are often dominated by structural or surface imperfections. In this talk we discuss novel optical techniques for studying single semiconductor nanowires such as CdS, InP or GaAs/AlGaAs core-shell structures. Through slit-confocal spectroscopy we are able to image single nanowires with spectral, spatial and temporal resolution. These optical techniques allow us to understand the intrinsic electronic states, the nature of surface defects, and the interaction of excitonic spins in single semiconductor nanowires. We will discuss the implications of this research for the development of novel semiconductor nanowire devices

For more information contact Juana Moreno at 777-3517 or e-mail juana.moreno@und.nodak.edu .
-- Connie Cicha, Administrative Secretary, Physics, connie_cicha@und.nodak.edu, 701-777-2911

UND EPSCoR to host Native American high school students

The University and the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) will host Native American high school and tribal college students for a campus visit June 8. The visit is part of the Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE) program. This year’s visit is coordinated by Richard Schultz, associate professor and chair of electrical engineering.

NATURE is an outreach project sponsored by ND EPSCoR aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education among North Dakota tribal college and high school students. Major programs include a summer camp for tribal college students and faculty held at NDSU, summer camps for high school students at four tribal colleges, Sunday Academies at the tribal colleges during the academic year, and mentoring tribal college faculty and students in research projects.

This year’s visit agenda on campus begins at 9:30 a.m. with a tour of several engineering departments, lunch, a tour of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and a barbecue social at 4:45 p.m. at the American Indian Student Center.

Remembrance for Ivan Dahl is June 9

A time of remembrance will be held for former education professor Ivan J.K. Dahl at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the new Hopper-Danley Memorial Chapel: A Spiritual Center. Dahl passed away recently and unexpectedly while living in Arizona. Friends and former colleagues are invited to join Ivan's wife, Mary, and members of the family, at the Spiritual Center for an informal time together. Kathy Gershman, chair of educational foundations and research, will be the host. -- Dan Rice, dean, College of Education and Human Development.

Doctoral examination set for Gustav Arnold

The final examination for Gustav Arnold, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in English, is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, in 20 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is, "Toward a New Perspective in Literary Criticism: Transgenerational Psychoanalysis and Anasemic Procedures." Michael Beard (English) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Backstage with the Arts features "Sweet Charity"

Backstage with the Arts offers arts audiences a behind-the-scenes look at favorite arts events. Join Job Christenson, director, and cast members of "Sweet Charity" Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of the work of Bob Fosse, the original director and choreographer of the Broadway sensation, "Sweet Charity."

Backstage with the Arts is free to ticket holders. Wine and refreshments will be served; sponsored by Happy Harry's Bottle Shops and Dakota Harvest Bakers.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 777-4090 for tickets.
-- Nicole Derenne, Executive Director, North Valley Arts Council, nicolederenne@novac.org, 701-777-6120

Registration deadline extended for mini-society summer program

The registration deadline has been extended for the second annual Mini-Society Summer Camp to be held June 11–15 at the Center for Innovation. Participants can sign up for the program through Friday, June 8, or until the session is full.

The camp is designed to bring youth, ages 9-13, together with teachers, pre-professionals, 4-H leaders, Scout leaders, and other youth program facilitators to provide hands-on learning experiences in entrepreneurship, citizenship, and civic leadership.

The camp will provide participants with the skills and attitudes that define entrepreneurial thinking, including:

• the ability to recognize opportunities overlooked by others,
• the insight and creativity to organize the resources necessary to act on those opportunities and
• the self-confidence and drive to initiate those ventures in the face of personal risks.

To foster entrepreneurial thinking, youth and adult participants will work together to establish a new mini-society in which they name and design a flag, create a currency and organize a government. As members of this new mini-society, youth participants will learn to recognize opportunities and then open individual businesses to supply the goods and services to potential citizens. On-campus field experiences may include visiting UND’s student government and other on-campus sites related to entrepreneurship.

Participating adults will gain certification in mini-society training and acquire the tools to integrate more entrepreneurial thinking into classroom or club activities. Adults also can earn professional development graduate credits for an extra $50 per credit.

The program is brought in part to you by the Department of Teaching and Learning, Center for Innovation, Summer Program and Events Council, NDSU Extension Service, NDSU Center for Community Vitality, and the Grand Forks County Extension 4-H Youth Development. The camp will be facilitated by Barry Striegel, UND doctoral student and certified entrepreneurship instructor.

Youth participants will meet from 8 a.m. to noon each day, while the adults will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $50 to attend. The registration deadline has been extended to June 8, 2007 or until the session is full. 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

Art & Wine Walk is June 16

Looking for something to do Saturday afternoons this summer? Enjoy the Art & Wine Walk Saturday, June 16, 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 one of two gift baskets of prizes donated by participating businesses.

Art & Wine Walk schedule, 2 to 5 p.m.: June 16, 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, 701-777-6120

Doctoral examination set for Maria Laura Parnas

The final examination for Maria Laura Parnas, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, June 18, in Room 1370, United Hospital Lecture Hall, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is, "Exploring the Ligand Binding Site on the Dopamine Transporter by Photoaffinity Labeling and Site-Directed Mutagenesis." Roxanne Vaughan (biochemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

"CMS Prevention Bus Tour" visits Grand Forks July 2

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in cooperation with the Office of Women’s Health are sponsoring a bus tour as part of a “Healthier US” campaign titled the “CMS Prevention Bus Tour.” The tour’s purpose is to increase awareness about the prevention benefits of Medicare and the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle for people of all ages. The bus is an impressive “billboard on wheels” and will visit all 48 contiguous states. Grand Forks has been selected as one of the bus stop sites. The Wellness Center, 801 Princeton St., has welcomed the bus to park in front of the building and to use the Wellness Center as a gathering place for state and local dignitaries promoting a healthy America from 10 to 11 a.m. The Prevention Bus visit will include a bicycle ride on the walking trail adjacent to the Wellness Center, visits with CMS staff, and available information supporting healthy living and active well-being.

You are cordially invited to join in the celebration of fitness and good health!
-- Susan Splichal, Coordinator, Center of Excellence, Family & Community Medicine, SMHS, ssplichal@und.nodak.edu, 777-3274

One-week intensive theatre arts programs offered at UND

The Department of Theatre Arts and the Crimson Creek Players are pleased to offer one-week intensive courses in theatre arts management and musical theatre. Both programs are open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate college students, teachers, and the general public. Participants will work together to plan and produce a showcase performance Saturday, July 14, at Burtness Theatre.

The theatre arts management program features instruction in production management, financial management and marketing, and will be taught by Kathleen McLennan, associate professor of theatre arts, and Ben Klipfel, director of marketing services partnership and experienced director of regional plays. The musical theatre program will provide instruction in acting, dance/movement, and vocal music, and will be taught by a team of three professionals: Gaye Burgess, associate professor of theatre arts; Anne Christopherson, assistant professor of music; and Job Christenson, artistic director of the North Dakota Ballet Company.

The courses are brought to you in part by the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theatre Arts, the UND Summer Programs and Events Council, and the Crimson Creek Players, who are a division of the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre. Participants will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-29 for the theatre arts management program and July 9-12 for the musical theatre program.

When registering, participants can choose from several education tracks. The courses may be taken for non-credit, undergraduate or graduate academic credit, and professional development credit for educators. The registration fee is $500 to attend for non-credit. Educators may attend at a fee of $400 (includes two professional development graduate credits), and $600 (includes three professional development graduate credits). Additional hours may be required for participants earning credit. Participants enrolling in the musical theatre course must have some musical theatre experience.

To register for undergraduate or graduate academic credit, visit the Summer at UND web site at www.summer.und.edu for links to enrollment information.

To register for professional development graduate credits or for non-credit, call the UND Summer Events office at 777-0841. The deadline to register is June 18 for the theatre arts management course, and July 2 for musical theatre.
-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, juliebean@mail.und.edu, 777-0441

cScibot Robot Camp still has openings

A few openings remain for robot camp from July 23-27 and a larger number are available for the second week of camp which runs July 30-Aug. 3. Contact the computer science department at 777-4107 if you are interested in enrolling your 10-14 year old student. You can also visit our web site at www.cs.und.edu/csibot
-- Annette Glennon, Administrative secretary, Computer Science, aglennon@cs.und.edu, 7-4107

NIH announces changes to eRA Commons

The following changes to eRA Commons, particularly in the eSNAP function, took effect 4/28/2007.

1) The Assurances/Certification section within the Institutional Profile has been revised to reflect all assurances included in NIH applications and progress reports; i.e., Prohibited Research, Select Agent Research and PI Assurance have been added, others have been edited to reflect current terminology. Institutional Officials submitting eSNAP progress reports are required to update the institutional profile to indicate compliance with these assurances. Grantees are reminded that if an institution is not in compliance with any of these assurances at the time of submission, additional information concerning this issue must be included as part of the "Other Attachments" in an eSNAP submission.

2) eSNAP has been revised to bring it current with OMB-approved changes of the PHS2590 approved in April 2006 (NIH Guide Notice OD-06-058). Specific changes are described below.

• The name of this section has been changed to "SNAP and Other Progress Report Questions and Checklist";
• Separate checkboxes have been added to specifically capture changes in Select Agent Research; and,
• Separate checkboxes have been added to specifically capture changes in the previously submitted Multiple PI Leadership Plan.
• Grantees are reminded that explanations for changes in Select Agent Research and/or Multiple PI Leadership Plan must be included in the Progress Report (Upload Science).

3) Transitioning to the SF424 Research and Related (R&R) introduced a new business practice for measuring effort devoted to a project——person months. Project personnel now indicate effort by indicating the number of calendar, academic, and/or summer months. To keep a consistent business practice in place for all applications and progress reports, eSNAP has been revised to reflect this new measure in: a) PI Effort, found on the Edit Business/Org Info screen; and, b) effort for all Key Personnel on the Edit Business/Key Personnel screen. Edits to the Key Personnel section require the user to convert annual effort to person months for all Key Personnel listed. Frequently Asked Questions for Person Months and a Conversion Calculator Tool are available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/person_months_faqs.htm.

4) Changes to the PHS2590 include removal of a PI signature on the face page submitted to NIH and instituted in its place an Institutional Assurance requirement for the organization to secure and retain this assurance for all PIs at the organization. Since eSNAP already includes a PI sign-off as part of the electronic routing process, it was determined that this sign-off function could be used as the institutional system of record for the institutional PI assurance. The PI sign-off will be recorded by the system to be retrievable via a new report (see below).

a) Institutions must be able to provide documentation of PI assurances upon request. To accommodate this requirement, a PI Assurance Report has been created.

b) Assurance language used in the sign-off process for PIs has been revised to reflect current policy. In cases where an Institution delegates eSNAP submit authority to a PI, the assurance language has been modified to reflect this delegated authority.

c) Currently, eSNAP accommodates only a single PI assurance. For progress reports involving Multiple PIs, this individual is the contact PI only. It remains the institution’s responsibility to secure and retain signatures of other PIs.

5) Other improvements to eSNAP functionality include: 1) the ability to save and complete an eSNAP in a single action; and, 2) the ability for those with the AO or SO role to Add/Change files previously accessible only by the PI; i.e., Research Accomplishments and Other File attachments.

Although not yet required, grantees are strongly encouraged to use eSNAP for electronic submission of progress reports for all grants awarded under the SNAP authorities.

6) The Pre-populated Progress Report Face Page (PHS 2590) continues to be available in Commons Status; however, it has been modified to reflect the PHS2590 interim form changes announced in April 2006. For progress reports involving Multiple PIs, the 2nd page of the Face Page (Face Page-continued) will be available in June 2007.

7) PIs now have the ability to delegate to any commons-registered individual with an ASST role the ability to view the status of electronically submitted applications. This new menu choice is found in Admin/Account/Delegate Status. Once in the Delegate Status screen, users will see a list of all individuals registered with the ASST role and can manage the ability to "Delegate" and "Remove" delegation for those individuals. Once delegation has been granted, the individual with the delegated authority will be able to view and access the list of applications associated with the PI. Individuals can have this authority delegated to them by more than one PI. The view these delegated individuals have is equivalent to that of a signing official (SO View) and as such does not include access to confidential information; e.g., summary statements and priority scores.

8) For electronically submitted applications that involve separately submitted confidential reference letters (e.g., NIH Director’’s Pioneer Award), a feature has been added to electronically monitor submission of these letters. This monitoring feature appears within the Person Profile where a Reference Letter menu choice now appears. This feature lists data items appropriate for monitoring submission of reference letters but does not provide access to the actual documents.

For further information regarding enhancements to the eRA Commons can be found at: http://era.nih.gov/commons/index.cfm.

Merrifield Competition winner selected

Graduate student Barry Striegel is the winner of the 2007 Chester Fritz Library Merrifield Competition scholarship award for his paper titled "Vito Perrone: Educational Entrepreneur on the Prairie." The annual award includes a $1,500 scholarship and recognizes outstanding scholarly research that utilizes primary resource materials housed within the library's Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

The Merrifield Competition is named in honor of Webster Merrifield, UND's first University librarian of record and president of the University from 1891 to 1909. A grant from the UND Alumni Association and Foundation enables the Library to hold this annual competition.

A five-member jury reviewed the research papers submitted for the 2007 Competition. Members included Sandy Slater, head, Department of Special Collections; Carl Barrentine, Humanities and Integrated Studies; David Flynn, Economics; Anne Kelsch, History; and Yvette Koepke-Nelson, English. The papers were judged on quality of research, clarity and writing skill, and the extent to which the author utilized primary source materials housed in Special Collections.

Barry Striegel is a doctoral student in the Department of Teaching and Learning, working toward an Ed.D in teacher education. He graduated from UND's Center for Teaching and Learning in 1975 and earned his master's degree from Minot State University in 1985. He has been a K-8 classroom teacher for more than 25 years, specializing in the education of gifted and talented learners and in facilitating classroom enrichment activities for all students.

Striegel was one of Dr. Perrone's students in the New School and credits Vito with instilling in him a passion for the educational philosophy of John Dewey, experience-based learning and teaching, greater campus-wide, interdisciplinary collaboration in teacher education, and more autonomy for teachers and learners in the classroom. Vito's philosophy that "teachers teach as they're taught" underlies his whole approach to teacher education.

During his classroom career, Striegel also served as education coordinator for the Devils Lake/Red River Basin Water Management Research Project involving the collaboration of middle school science students from several school districts, was instrumental in the introduction of the Odyssey of the Mind Program to North Dakota schools, the organization of the Marketplace for Kids Program, and in the creation of the Mini-Society Entrepreneurship Summer Camps.
-- Sandy Slater, Head, Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, sandyslater@mail.und.edu, 777-4625

Maize research plot moves to new location

The maize research plot of William Sheridan's (biology) has moved to a new location of 1900 N. 36th St. The research trailer(bldg 133) has been moved to the location also and will have the same address. -- Craig Berntsen, space information manager, facilities.

June 18 is last day to order software for this fiscal year

The last day to order software for the 2007 fiscal year is Monday, June 18.

New Microsoft products available:
• Office Enterprise 2007
• OneNote 2007
• Project 2007
• Project Professional 2007
• Visio Professional 2007
• Visio Standard 2007

Pricing is available on our web site at
http://www.und.edu/dept/undsoftware/SoftwarePricesMicrosoft.htm
-- Patti Campoverde, Software Licensing Specialist, UND Software Licensing Program, UNDSoftware@mail.und.edu, 777-3245

U2 lists workshops

Below are the U2 workshops for June 6-14. Visit our web site for more.

Records Disposal Procedures
June 6, 9 to 10 a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
Learn more about the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll review the system used, discuss why it’s necessary to document, and take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think, and now’s the time to do it. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

Effective Communication Skills
June 7, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Communication in the workplace can be the key to a successful department. Learn how to communicate with your supervisor and peers by exploring the communication process. Find out about nonverbal communication and how it can impact the message you are sending. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Defensive Driving
June 7, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
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.

Train the Trainer in Ergonomics
June 12, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Auxiliary Services conference room
This is a mandatory class for all supervisors/those who supervise others for the University of North Dakota. This is a new requirement by the State Risk Management Division in Bismarck. The new UND ergonomic program will be reviewed. In addition an introductory explanation of ergonomics, which is to be shared with your staff members, will be presented. UND administration supports this effort. Part of our Workers Compensation discount depends on participation in this class. Certificates will be presented and attendance monitored. We look forward to as many as possible attending. Presenter: Claire Moen.

Records Retention and E-Mail
June 13, 9 to 10 a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
During this workshop, you will learn what role e-mail plays in an organization, UND policy, and best practices for retaining e-mail messages. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

Preventing and Responding to School Violence
June 14, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
Violent crimes occur all too often whether at school, in the workplace, home, or in the course of our daily lives. It is important that individuals know what to do to protect themselves and how to respond if they are the victim of a violent crime. This workshop will identify underlying causes of violent crimes, warning signs, and methods for heading off serious situations as well as planning for prevention. Presenters: Duane Czapiewski and Jason Uhlir.
-- Sara Satter, Program Assistant, Continuing Education, sarasatter@mail.und.edu, 777-2128

Postage stamps now offered at Union Services

Union Services, located on the main level of the Memorial Union, will now offer regular first class postage stamps for purchase. For all other inquiries such as mail drop, package postage, scale, etc., see the Post Office, located on the lower level, Memorial Union.
-- Rebecca Slade, Marketing Coordinator, Memorial Union, rebecca.slade@und.edu, 7-3938

Submit your UND summer events

Is your department or program area planning a non-credit event at UND this summer? Do you want more publicity about your summer event? List your event information on the UND Summer Events Calendar by going to the online form found at www.summer.und.edu or by calling 777-0841.

We are presently marketing the Summer Calendar and web site to the Greater Grand Forks Community and beyond, so submit your information now to take part in the prime marketing time. There are currently over 120 summer events posted to the calendar.

More reasons to submit your information:
• Post your event brochure
• Link your event Web site
• Potential to reach a larger audience
• Free publicity!

The Summer at UND marketing campaign is sponsored by the UND Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC).

If you have any questions, please visit the web site at www.summer.und.edu or call the Summer Events office at 777-0841.
-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, juliebean@mail.und.edu, 777-0441

Recycle, reduce, reuse: waste prevention

Even small changes can make a big difference in the amount of solid waste you generate.
In the office:
• Print and copy only what you need
• Make double-sided copies
• Post or route internal memos
• Use e-mail or voice mail
• Use scrap paper for internal memos
• Proof documents on screen
• Replace cover sheets with fax-it notes
• Reuse file folders: fold them in reverse or put on new adhesive labels
• Reuse envelopes, boxes, and packaging materials
• Donate old magazines to hospitals or nursing homes
• Shred old newspapers and reuse for packaging
• Route and share newspapers and magazines
• Mail items in the smallest envelopes or boxes they will fit in
• Remove your name from unwanted mailing lists
• Reuse paper clips, rubber bands, and clamps
• Use mechanical pencils and refillable pens and tape dispensers
• Use overheads or chalkboards instead of handouts for presentations

In the cafeteria:
• Bring your own mug or cup for beverages
• Bring your lunch in reusable containers or bags
• Be sure not to throw away any reusables (e.g., silverware, trays)
• Take only as many napkins and plastic utensils as you need
• Donate unused prepared food to local food recovery programs

Recycle, reduce, reuse!
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities, debmerrill@mail.und.edu, 777-4878

Leave donations sought for Lisa Kelsey

Donated annual and sick leave are sought for Lisa Kelsey, X-ray technologist at Student Health Services, due to a medical condition. If you would like to donate leave, please fill out the form at http://www.und.edu/org/payroll , and send to Linda Palmiscno, Student Health Services, Stop 9038. Thank you in advance. –Student Health Services.
-- Linda Palmiscno, Medical Office Manager, Student Health Serivces, lindapalmiscno@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2546

Donated annual leave sought for Beth Larson-Steckler

Donated annual leave is sought for Beth Larson-Steckler, ND Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention, due to a family medical condition. If you would like to donate leave, plese fill out the form at
http://www.und.edu/org/payroll, and send to Karin Walton, 314 Cambridge Street Suite 201 Stop 8260. Thank you in advance.

Volunteers sought for Grand Cities Art Fest

Be a part of one of our community’s biggest annual events, the Grand Cities Art Fest, Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, and help us show visitors the hospitality that brings them back year after year. Call Penny at First Link, (701) 746-5463, for times and shifts available.

Openings include:
* Venue set–up and take-down (Friday afternoon or Sunday evening).
* Promotions (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, balloons, signs, set up information booth).
* Booth sitters (watch vendor booths for artists who need a short break during the show on Saturday and Sunday).
* Information booth or coke booth staff (Sell souvenirs, soda, answer questions during the show on Saturday and Sunday).
* Kid’s Korner (help kids make arts and crafts of their own during the show on Saturday and Sunday).

Thank you!
-- Nicole Derenne, Executive Director, North Valley Arts Council, nicolederenne@novac.org, 777-6120

Last chance to submit recipes

This is the last chance to submit recipes for the Staff Senate’s cookbook for UNDs 125th anniversary! Please e-mail your recipes to Joneen Iverson (joneeniverson@mail.und.edu) by Friday, June 8.

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/COACHES:

POSITION: Head, Special Collections, #07-326
DEADLINE: 6/18/2007
SALARY: $58,000 - $60,000

POSITION: Junior Programmer Analyst, NDUS Application Systems Development, #07-325
DEADLINE: (I) 6/11/2007
SALARY: $41,500 - $45,000

POSITION: Documentation/Training Specialist, NDUS ODIN, #07-324
DEADLINE: (I) 6/11/2007
SALARY: $35,000 - $45,000

POSITION: Senior Engineer, School of Engineering and Mines, #07-323
DEADLINE: (I) 6/11/2007
SALARY: $70,000-$85,000

POSITION: Student Financials Business Analyst, NDUS-HECN-SIS, #07-320
DEADLINE: (I) 6/07/2007
SALARY: $40,000 - $45,000

POSITION: Canadian Regional Jet (CRJ) Lead Instructor, Aerospace Sciences, #07-321
DEADLINE: (I) 6/07/2007
SALARY: $29,125-$40,000

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL: No current openings.

OFFICE SUPPORT:

POSITION: Complex Secretary, Housing, #07-317
DEADLINE: (I) 6/07/2007
SALARY: $21,000 - $22,000

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE:

POSITION: Barista Supervisor (variable schedule), Dining Services, #07-318
DEADLINE: (I) 6/07/2007
SALARY: $9.70 - $11.10

Fischer published in USA Today magazine

Rey Fischer, professor emeritus of communication, published "2008: The Amazing Race is On," in the May 2007 edition of USA Today Magazine. He also wrote two book reviews in the same issue.

Stofferahn elected to Rural Sociological Society Council

Curt Stofferahn, professor of sociology and former director of the Social Science Research Institute, has been elected a council member of the Rural Sociological Society through 2009. He is also serving as co-chair of the society's 75th anniversary committee.

Founded in 1937, the Rural Sociological Society http://www.ruralsociology.org/ is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities and the environment. The RSS has members in North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. It publishes "Rural Sociology" and "The Rural Sociologist" as well as "Rural Realities."

A previous article in University Letter listed Stofferahn as director of SSRI instead of former director. The current director is Cordell Fontaine.