|UND Foundation receives $5 million gift|
The UND Foundation is honored by the generosity of alumna Louise (Sutton) Ferguson, ..â€™37. Before passing away last spring, Louise bequeathed $5 million to the UND Foundation through her living trust. It was Louiseâ€™s wish that the money be used to fund high achiever scholarships to eligible students who are enrolled at UND.
â€œLouiseâ€™s legacy will live on for generations to come through The Louise S. Ferguson Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Thanks to her gift, The University of North Dakota has an incredible opportunity to attract the best and brightest students,â€ said Tim Oâ€™Keefe, executive vice president and CEO of the UND Alumni Association and UND Foundation.
After attending UND for a short time, Louise ventured to Los Angeles, where she met and married Bill Ferguson, a real estate manager for the Atlantic Richfield Oil Company. When Bill passed away in 1978, Louise moved to San Diego and became active in many community affairs, as well as manager of her own investments.
Louise, who grew up in Grand Forks, possessed a deep-rooted love for North Dakotans and the University. Because of this, she began planning her everlasting gift to the UND Foundation many years ago.
UND President Charles Kupchella stated, â€œAdele and I had the good fortune to get to know Louise during the last years of her life and she was an inspiration to us both in terms of her zest for life and her love of the University and its people. I am grateful for her gift, which provides a perpetual benefit to the University and its students.
The first annual Louise S. Ferguson Scholarship will be awarded this fall.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Volunteers sought for spring commencement May 12|
We invite you to serve as a â€œGreen Vest" volunteer at UNDâ€™s spring commencement Saturday, May 12, at the Alerus Center. Volunteers assist by seating guests, helping organize graduates in the assembly room, and by greeting visitors.
Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. and all volunteers are asked to report to the Alerus Center Ballroom by noon. Most volunteers will be able to leave shortly after the ceremony begins, by approximately 2 p.m. We anticipate that commencement will conclude by about 4 p.m.
Please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events in the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office at 777-2724 or send an e-mail message to Terri Machart at email@example.com to let us know if you will be able to participate or if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for your help.
-- Fred Wittmann, Director, Office of Ceremonies & Special Events, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2724
|M.D. commencement ceremony set for May 13|
Fifty-five senior medical students will receive the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree during the May 13 commencement ceremony for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Open to the public, the ceremony begins at 3 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. It will be officiated by President Charles Kupchella, and Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean H. David Wilson. State Board of Higher Education President John Q. Paulsen of Fargo will deliver greetings from the board.
The keynote address will be presented by Bret Haake, clinical professor of clinical neuroscience at the medical school and executive partner for neurology services with the MeritCare Medical Group, Fargo. His address is titled "The 'Value Equation.'"
Ten physician-faculty members have been invited to participate in the ceremony to receive the Dean's Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. They are (by community):
Bismarck - Richard Arazi, clinical assistant professor of clinical neuroscience, and Brenda Miller, '95, clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine.
Fargo - Naveed Haider, (psychiatry residency program '99), clinical assistant professor of clinical neuroscience; Richard Marsden, (B.S. Med. '72), clinical associate professor of radiology; and Denise Rondeau, '94, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.
Grand Forks - Lori Sondrol, '89, clinical professor of pediatrics, and Keith Swanson, '01, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine.
Mandan - William Altringer, '90, clinical associate professor of surgery.
Minot - Erdal Diri, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine, and Jay Kiessling, clinical assistant professor of surgery.
The ceremony will be broadcast over UND-TV (Channel 3 on Grand Forks cable system) at 12:30 a.m., noon and 8:30 p.m. May 22, 23, 24 and 25. A videotape or DVD of the ceremony may be purchased through the dean's office (701-777-3021 or e-mail: email@example.com).
Outstanding students and faculty members will be recognized during an awards luncheon set to begin at 11:30 a.m. May 13 at the UND Memorial Union. Tickets may be purchased through the dean's office (701-777-3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The graduates have completed four years of medical education to earn the M.D. degree, beginning with two years of instruction at the UND campus in Grand Forks, followed by two years learning and working with practicing physicians who serve as their teachers in hospitals and clinics throughout the state.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Asst. to the Director, Public Affairs, email@example.com, 701-777-4305
|Attend "Breaking Indigenous Sterotypes" tonight|
Help to promote diversity by attending â€œBreaking Indigenous Stereotypesâ€ from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Facilitators are Janet Moen, professor of sciology and peace studies, and Chris Mato Nunpa, associate professor of American Indian studies at SMSU. Participants will discuss causes and effects of native stereotypes, and learn about issues relating to slavery and genocide.
-- Kerry Kerber, Associate Dean of Outreach Programs, Division of Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4264
|ND EPSCoR sponsors NSF CAREER proposal, grant seminar|
ND EPSCoR will sponsor an NSF CAREER proposal and grant seminar Friday, April 27, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 10/12, Swanson Hall.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for outstanding junior faculty early in their independent professional careers. For this reason, NSF EPSCoR makes the CAREER Program its top priority for co-funding. With NSF CAREER proposals due in July, now is the time for junior faculty to begin strategizing and crafting their proposal outlines.
A panel of CAREER award winners at the University of North Dakota since 2001 will discuss their experiences with writing NSF grant proposals, managing their laboratories, and participating in the NSF proposal review process. Awardees from Biology, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Space Studies will serve on the panel. Ample time will be provided to answer questions from the audience, and the panelists will be available for one-on-one meetings with the attendees during the last hour of the seminar. Although this session is open to all, recently hired faculty and their department chairs are especially encouraged to attend.
More specific NSF CAREER program information may be found at
Questions or suggestions for the seminar may be forwarded to Richard R. Schultz, Seminar Coordinator at 777-4429 or RichardSchultz@mail.und.nodak.edu.
To assure your place in the seminar and to aid ND EPSCoR in planning for the event, please RSVP to ND EPSCoR at 777-2492 or Carla_kellner@und.nodak.edu
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-3621
|All invited to public lecture on "Economics of Beauty"|
Daniel S. Hamermesh will address the relationship between physical appearance and labour market success in a public lecture, "The Economics of Beauty," at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Room 1, Gamble Hall.
Hamermesh is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, program director at the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), and past president of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Midwest Economics Association. His books include "Labor Demand" and "The Economics of Work and Pay," a labor economics textbook.
Hamermesh is the Edward Everett Hale Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Princeton and Michigan State and has held visiting professorships at universities in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. His research, published in nearly 100 papers in scholarly journals, has concentrated on labor demand, time use, social programs and unusual applications of labor economics to suicide, sleep and beauty. A recent research article is titled "Dress for Success: Does Primping Pay?"
Does beauty matter? Do good-looking people earn more, how much more, and why? Is the effect the same for men and women? Does it mean employers discriminate against ugly workers? Do good looks make people more productive â€”- can we ever distinguish between the effects of beauty, or some other characteristic, as discrimination or productivity? Does buying clothing and beauty treatments raise earnings power? Is hiring good-looking people a good strategy for companies? Should the government offer affirmative action programs for ugly people?
His latest book, published this year, "Economics Is Everywhere," is a series of 400 vignettes designed to illustrate the ubiquity of economics in everyday life and how the simple tools in a microeconomics principles class can be used. Hamermesh is widely quoted in newspapers and magazines and has appeared on such television programs as Good Morning America, and the McNeil-Lehrer Report. Go to www.eco.utexas.edu/faculty/Hamermesh for more information about Hamermesh.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Economics at COPBA. For more information contact Sue Mialon, assistant professor of economics. -- Economics.
|PPT/COBRE seminar is April 27|
Giulio Taglialatela, associate professor of neuroscience and cell biology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, will present a seminar titled, "Involvement of Calcineurin in the Neurotoxic and Behavioral Consequences of Amyloid Beta,â€ at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Room 3933, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Taglialatela was invited through the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics.
Any questions regarding this seminar can be addressed to Thad Rosenberger at 777-0591. Everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Dawn Halvorson, Administrative Clerk, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4293
|Retirement celebration honors Merry Claymore Ketterling|
Please join us in honoring Merry Claymore Ketterling, Indian Studies, for her long and devoted service. She will be honored for her many contributions to the Indian Studies department and to the students on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Indian Studies lounge, 214 Merrifield Hall. -- Indian Studies.
|Ballet Company presents Soulful Motion April 27-28|
The North Dakota Ballet Company presents Soulful Motion at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the Burtness Theatre. Soulful Motion is an original work featuring the choreography of Theresa Knox, Job Christenson, and Mary Noel, with music by Bernie Thomas. The work is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of "The Little Match Girl," in which a young girl freezes to death while trying to sell matches to support her family. Set in contemporary America, Soulful Motion addresses the themes of poverty, abuse, street living, and visions of the afterlife. Tickets can be purchased by calling 777-2857. Learn more about this event at www.culturepulse.org.
|Symphony season ends with world premiere of new Wittgraf work|
A world premiere by UND composer Michael Wittgraf, Elgarâ€™s Cello Concerto, and a performance of Holstâ€™s â€œPlanets Suiteâ€ with real-time images of the solar system projected above the orchestra, are all part of the mix at the Greater Grand Forks Symphonyâ€™s upcoming concert Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29.
â€œWorlds Ahead,â€ the final concert of the Symphonyâ€™s 2007-2008 season, will be presented at the Empire Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center.
Cellist David Peshlakai is the featured soloist in the Elgar concerto. Peshlakai is principal cellist of the Jackson (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra and has performed frequently with orchestras in the Midwest, both as concertmaster and soloist. In addition, he has performed with the Arlington String Quartet in England and toured with the American Sinfonietta in Germany.
Wittgraf, faculty member in music, composed Landmarks as a commemorative piece for the 10th anniversary of the Grand Forks flood. He writes, â€œThe music is not meant to depict specific events, but rather to evoke the passage of time. All things change as time progresses â€¦ familiar musical landmarks make appearances throughout, reminding us of where we were. Some landmarks reappear unchanged, while others are transformed and used as building blocks for new material, creating a sense of continuity and familiarity in the new. In fact, Landmarks is about familiarity alongside the new, familiarity among the new, and familiarity within the new.â€
The final work on the program is the well-known Orchestra Suite by Gustav Holst commonly known as â€œThe Planets.â€ Holstâ€™s work, like Elgarâ€™s, was written during the First World War, but it was also inspired by the composerâ€™s interest in astrology. Holst intended that each movement suggest the traits ascribed to the planet's influence in the horoscope.
Accompanying the performance of the Planets will be a unique video installation showing live action pictures of the planets and solar system â€œchoreographedâ€ to accompany each of the movements. Chattanooga Symphony worked with Videoconcepts, a Tennessee media company, to develop the installation to accompany it performance of the Planets. The original intention was that pictures from NASA (using Hubble spacecraft photography) would enhance the performance, but computer programmers began experimenting with Macromedia Flash Director instead of still photography. This allowed for three-dimensional computer modeling of space, including a virtual solar system arranged with rough distance calculations. The NASA photographs were embedded into the virtual space exploration. Audiences who attended the performance reported the uncanny illusion of piloting a space ship while listening to the music.
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony obtained rights to use the program with assistance from the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium. In addition to concert installation, the Symphony has made arrangements to make copies of an accompanying interactive program available in schools and public places in the area during the two weeks prior to the performance. The programs allows users to â€œnavigateâ€ their way through the solar system and provides information about each of the planets.
Tickets ($5-$18) for the Empire performances may be ordered by calling 777-4090. An additional performance for school and community groups is scheduled for Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. Reservations for this special performance may be made by calling the Symphony office at 777-3359.
For further information about upcoming performances, contact the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Association at 777-3359 or consult the web site at www.ggfso.org.
-- Jennifer Tarlin, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, email@example.com, 777-3359
|Reception will honor Jean Chen|
The University community is invited to a farewell reception for Jean Chen, April 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Twamley Hall Snack Bar.
Jean has served as assistant director in the Office of Institutional Research for almost six years and is leaving UND to be closer to her family. Over the last six years, in addition to her position, Jean has been a student, earning a (second) Ph.D., held two faculty appointments, and served on a number of committees. Please join us in thanking Jean for her many contributions while at UND. -- Carmen Williams, director, Institutional Research.
|Campus-wide Identity Management system information session is April 30|
UND is in the early stages of planning for a campus-wide Identity Management (IdM) system. Scott Salvner, a consultant with aegisUSA, will present an overview of IdM and the process UND will use in designing its IdM system Monday, April 30, at 10:45 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
An Identity Management system is used to determine who a person is and based on their affiliation with UND, what services they should have access to, e.g. e-mail, blackboard, ConnectND. IdM also helps to safeguard private information, allow for single signons, and reuse identifying information rather than have each service provider recreate it.
This informational session is open to the campus.
-- Doris Bornhoeft, Senior Client Support, ITSS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3706
|MFA art exhibition open through May 11|
Melinda McCannell-Unger's MFA exhibition will be held in the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center through May 11. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
-- Melinda McCannell-Unger, MFA Graduate Student, Art Department, email@example.com, 701-777-4756
|English literary society seeks books for sale|
Adelphi, the English undergraduate literary society, will hold a used book sale in the first floor hallway of Merrifield Hall Monday and Tuesday, April 30-May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will support the club's activities throughout the year. Please support the club by attending the sale and/or donating books. Anyone wishing to donate books should contact Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (English) at 777-6391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Assistant Professor, English, email@example.com, 777-3238
|Nationally renowned futurist to present "Forging the New American Heartland"|
While the collision of technology, entrepreneurship, education, energy and community in today's volatile global economy creates a wealth of dilemmas, it also creates a wealth of opportunity for economic development â€“ especially right here on the Great Plains. The College of Business and Public Administration and the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce will host author, analyst, and nationally-renowned speaker Joel Kotkin, who addresses this very issue in his upcoming presentation, "Forging the New American Heartland." The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, at 3:15 p.m. in Room 1, Gamble Hall. All members of the UND community and Greater Grand Forks businesses are invited to attend.
Kotkin is the author of the critically acclaimed "The City: A Global History," as well as the best-selling "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape" (Random House, 2000). Kotkin is an Irvine Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and is a highly respected speaker and futurist. He consults for many leading economic development organizations, private companies, regions and cities. He lectures widely in the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe, and has addressed both Democratic and Republican Congressional groups and has testified before the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress and the State of California Economic Strategy Panel. He is highly sought after as a speaker by major business and financial organizations.
Kotkin will outline factors influencing current economic development trends and other revolutions in the areas of telecommunications and entrepreneurship, and will discuss ideas for creating a robust future-oriented development strategy for opportunity and growth in the region. Please join in this interesting and informative event. For more information, check out www.joelkotkin.com.
-- CK Braun-Schultz, Director of External Relations, College of Business & Public Amdinistration, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6937
|Global Visions film series presents "Me, You, Them"|
The last presentation of the spring semester Global Visions Film Series is the Brazilian film, "Me, You, Them," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The film is free and open to the public.
The legendary Brazilian songsmith Gilberto Gil supplies the score for this reality-based comedy, in which an independent-minded woman decides that if one live-in husband doesn't fulfill her needs, she can always add more. The film begins when Darlene (Regina Case) returns to her small, dusty hometown in northern Brazil to receive her mother's blessing for her young son Dimas. When she arrives, she finds that her mother has died; her funeral occurs the day Darlene arrives. Despondent over her new predicament, she accepts an extemporaneous marriage proposal from her neighbor Osias (Lima Duarte) and moves in with him. It becomes clear to Darlene, however, that Osias wants little more than a live-in maid. Darlene becomes pregnant and bears a child -- who bears no resemblance to the light-skinned Osias. When Osias' cousin Zezinho (Stenio Garcia) comes to town and takes an immediate liking to Darlene, she doesn't turn him away -- before long, she's bearing his son as well. As the eager-to-please Zezinho takes over her housekeeping duties, Darlene decides that the one thing she's lacking in her life is true passion, and fills that void with a sugar cane worker named Ciro (Luis Vasconcelos), who moves in as well. Eu Tu Eles was purportedly inspired by a Brazilian news story about a woman in a similar alternative-living situation; the film screened at the 2000 Cannes, Tokyo, and Toronto Film Festivals before making its stateside appearance.
The series is funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee and sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Anthropology Club and organized by Marcia Mikulak. We look forward to another great film series in the fall semester of 2007.
-- Marcia Mikulak, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, email@example.com, 701-777-4718
|Kathy Gershman speaks May 2 at brown bag presentation|
The Department of Educational Foundations and Research presents Kathy Gershman who will address â€œWhiteheadâ€™s â€˜Prehendingâ€™ and Deweyâ€™s â€˜Experiencingâ€™: Speculative Philosophy vs. Educational Theoryâ€ from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Room 210, Education Building. Participants are welcome to brown bag. Coffee will be served.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Staff recognition luncheon tickets on sale now|
The 2006 Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel will be held Tuesday, May 8, at the Memorial Union Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized for years of service in five-year increments, 10 Meritorious Service Award winners will be presented, and the winner of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will be announced. Tickets may be purchased in Human Resources, 313 Twamley Hall, for $4 each or from the human resources manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, May 2. All members of the University community are invited.
Anyone wishing to participate in the luncheon that may require an accommodation should contact me at 777-4367 or e-mail email@example.com. -- - Joy Johnson, Human Resources.
|Doctoral examination set for Vanessa Rempel|
The final examination for Vanessa Rempel, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Predicting Career Success in Classically Trained Musicians." Cindy Juntunen (Counseling) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4005
|More information available on general education proposal|
Due to faculty requests for more information about the new general education proposal, the General Education Task Force web site now contains a "frequently asked questions (FAQ)" section as well as the committee's minutes, ideas it considered and voted upon, and other additional materials. Answers for questions such as how the new general education program will be implemented can be found in the FAQ. Discussions and votes taken during the proposal formation process, as well as goals and features discussed, can be found in the minutes section. Information on general education at other universities, collected and researched by the task force, can be found under "General Education Programs." Additional information on the three new goals in the general education proposal can be found in the forthcoming issue of "On Teaching."
To ensure that all faculty have read the proposal, hard copies will be mailed to all faculty early this week. The General Education Task Force is working with the Student Senate and the Dakota Student to get information on the proposal out to students. The proposal will be discussed at the next University Senate meeting Friday, May 4.
The web page is located at: www.und.edu/dept/oid/getf.htm
The minutes and ideas considered are located at: http://www.und.edu/instruct/akelsch/GE%20Taskforce/minutes.htm
-- Anne Walker, Associate Professor, Teaching & Learning, Provos General Education Task Force, email@example.com, 777-3162
|University Senate agenda listed|
The University Senate will meet at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2) Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
3) Question period.
4) Annual report of the Senate standing committee on faculty rights, David Marshall, chair.
5) Annual report of the Senate general education requirements committee, Anne Walker, chair.
6) Annual report of the conflict of interest/scientific misconduct committee, Jon Jackson, chair.
7) Annual report of the intercollegiate athletics committee, Ray Diez, chair.
8) Annual report of the scholarly activities committee, B.P. Bandypadhyay, chair.
9) Annual report of the curriculum committee, David Relling, chair.
10) Senate committee elections, Kathy Smart, chair.
11) Candidates for degrees in May 2007, Suzanne Anderson, University registrar.
12) Report from the Senate curriculum committee, David Relling, chair.
13) Proposal by the Senate conflict of interest committee, Jon Jackson, chair.
14) Proposed new UND general education program, general education task force.
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3892
|Instructors reminded of end-of-term material policy|
Anything that you collect from a student during the term (including tests, quizzes, term papers, homework) that you do not return to the student must be kept by the instructor or the department for one year following the end of the term and then shredded. For questions, see the Office of Records Management retention schedule at http://www.und.edu/dept/records/RRS.html.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, email@example.com, 4824
|Purchasing lists policies, procedures|
A policy and procedure titled, â€œEquipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty,â€ is available from the Purchasing Office. A copy may be requested from purchasing at 777-2681 or by visiting: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/html/Policies%20&%20Procedures.html#equipment.
When a purchase for personal computers exceeds $5,000, use a purchase requisition to place the order. Do not purchase one at a time using more than one voucher, or make repeat purchases on the MasterCard purchasing card. You may receive a discount for ordering greater quantities. In some instances, vendors may require a purchase order regardless of price.
When obtaining quotes for Gateway, please go to the ITSS (Information Technology Systems & Services) web site.
Cellular phone service for University use should be purchased utilizing the state contract with Alltel. The UND Alltel representative, Ken Hoffman, can be reached at 772-4201 or 701-360-4096. Departments are charged monthly via a journal import from the UND Telecommunications Office. If cellular phone service is to be purchased outside of the state contract, approval must be obtained from the UND Telecommunicationâ€™s Office. Exempted cellular phone services must be processed by submitting the phone service agreement and a purchase requisition to the Purchasing Office for the creation of a blanket purchase order.
A reminder to all University employees that 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 â€œNotification of Business Interestâ€ 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 â€œMasterCardâ€ purchasing card and the â€œVisaâ€ travel card.
To obtain a purchasing card:
â–ª Contact Janelle McGarry, Purchasing, 777-3881
â–ª Submit to Purchasing the purchasing card application form (located at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/index.html select â€œFormsâ€)
â–ª Attend a required purchasing card training session prior to receiving your Purchasing Card
Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can be directed to me.
-- Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing, Purchasing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2681
|Faculty volunteers sought for Welcome Weekend|
Faculty are asked to volunteer for small group discussions to serve incoming students during fall 2007 Welcome Weekend. This is a great opportunity (alongside a well-trained student ambassador) to facilitate a small group discussion with incoming new students on the Saturday before fall classes begin. Together you'll answer questions regarding academics, UND and college life in general. This is an opportunity for faculty to impact the academic experiences of new students -- providing general academic direction by setting helpful expectations that will guide students through the first steps of their UND education. All faculty participants will also receive a free UND T-shirt.
We ask faculty to participate in a brief training Thursday, Aug. 16, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. with an optional free lunch provided immediately following. The event is held Saturday, Aug. 18, and we're asking participants to volunteer for one of two sessions, either 12:45 to 3 p.m. or 2:45 to 5 p.m. Faculty who participate tell us it's a highlight! Please consider joining this important activity and contact Heather Kasowski at email@example.com or 777-6468.
-- Kenton Pauls, Director of Enrollment Services, Enrollment Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3885
|Construction begins on nursing addition|
Beginning this week, Peterson Construction will start installing a construction fence in the space between Corwin-Larimore Hall and Robertson-Sayre Hall to accommodate the construction of the addition to the nursing building. The area will no longer be accessible to through-foot traffic. Access to these two buildings may be attained from the south. This project will be in progress for approximatley one year. -- Craig Swenson, capitol project coordinator, facilities.
|Testing planned for UND's fire hydrant system|
A comprehensive testing program for all fire hydrants located on the UND campus is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., May 14-May 17, and again May 21, if additional time is required. Approximately 80 hydrants will be flow tested. UND facilities and safety staff, and Grand Forks firefighters will participate in this effort. Any questions or concerns should be directed to me.
-- Timothy Lee, Fire Safety and Security Coordinator, Safety and Security, email@example.com, 70-777-3341
|Law library extends hours|
Extended exam hours for the law library follow.
Monday, April 30 through Saturday, May 5, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, May 7, Thursday, May 10, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 11, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, closed.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-3482
|Studio One features recovering from disaster, learning about animals|
Hear how one North Dakota city has recovered from a natural disaster occurring 10 years ago on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. In 1997, a devastating flood swept through Grand Forks, permanently changing the city. Some of the cityâ€™s residents moved away and businesses closed, but many others have rebuilt their homes and lives. Hear from local business owners on the recovery that continues 10 years later in the first of a two-part series on Studio One.
Also on the show this week, turtles, lizards, snakes, and frogs are not considered the cuddliest of creatures. Zookeeper Nicole Lee works with these creatures as well as other wild animals on a daily basis. Learn about some unique species and watch as Lee brings the outdoors indoors on Studio One.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Thursday, April 26, was Studio One's last telecast for the spring semester. The fall semester telecast schedule will begin Sept. 20.
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center, email@example.com, 777-3818
|U2 lists workshops|
Below are the U2 workshops through May 2. Visit our web site for more information.
The ABCâ€™s of Fire Extinguisher Use
Wellness Wednesdays: Social Wellness
May 2, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Wellness Center classroom
May 2, 6 to 10 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: Dan Lund.
Budget Inquiry and Ledger Cash Balance
May 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 361 Upson II
How do I know what I have left in my budget, and how do I know whether I need to do a budget journal so that my payments will be processed? Presenters: Lisa Heher and Allison Peyton.
-- Sara Satter, U2 Program Assistant, Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2128
|Schedule your summer or fall class at Barnes & Noble at UND|
Barnes & Noble has added a classroom/meeting space, which can be reserved for a class this coming summer or fall. It has a conference table that seats 10, or it can be broken down into three separate work areas. If interested in using this space for your class, please contact Marge Rybert at 777-2150.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, email@example.com, 777-2103
|Promote your UND summer event for free|
Is your department or program area planning a non-credit event at UND this summer between May 1 and Aug. 31? 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 at UND web site to the Greater Grand Forks community and beyond, so submit your event information now to take part in the prime marketing time.
More reasons to submit your information:
â€¢ Post your event brochure
â€¢ Link your event to web site
â€¢ Potential to reach a larger audience
â€¢ 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 www.summer.und.edu or call the summer events office at 777-0841.
-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-0441
|Recycle ink cartridges|
Printer, ink jet, and fax cartridges can be refilled and used over and over. Please put in a box or wrap in used paper to help prevent leakage and continue to send to Facilities, Stop 9032. If you have any questions, please contact me at 777-4878. Thank You. -- Debbie Merrill, recycling coordinator, Facilities.
|Retreat to the Wellness Center|
Have your summer retreat at the Wellness Center. Provide a unique experience for your team while preparing for the next academic year.
Wellness retreat package includes:
* Meeting room with LCD projectors, connection for PowerPoint, DVD/VHS feeds, and microphone.
* Conduct your meeting or take a break in the spin room.
* Have a strengthening break with exercise for your desk.
* Enjoy a healthy breakfast, lunch and/or snack while you meet.
Participants: Up to 32*, half day, $90; full day, $175.
Participants: 33 plus, half day, $180; full day, $350.
Option for both:
Breakfast, $5 per person, lunch, $8 per person, snack, $4.50 per person.
*Capacity dependent on room set-up needs.
-- Vanessa Langlie, Marketing Assistant, Wellness Center, VannessaLanglie@mail.und.edu, 777-Well
|Wellness Camp Adventure is summer camp for children|
If you are looking for a summer camp for your child, Wellness Camp Adventure is a place to consider. Wellness Camp Adventure is a two-week day camp, focused on the health and wellness of children. The primary goal of the Wellness Camp Adventure is to promote all seven dimensions of Wellness (physical, social, emotional, environmental, occupational, spiritual, and intellectual wellness) in children ages 9 to 12 through its education and variety of activities such as fun healthy cooking class, music, arts and craft, physical activity, games. The camp is located at the Wellness Center. For more information about the Wellness Camp Adventure or for registration, please call the summer events office at 777-0841 or visit http://www.summer.und.edu
Space is limited, so be sure to register your child early.
-- Lek Seal, Assistant Professor, Family & Community Nursing, email@example.com, 777-4544
|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: Research Scientist/Engineer, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #07-286
DEADLINE: (I) 4/30/2007
SALARY:$50,000 - $100,000
POSITION: Server Administrator, ITSS, #07-280
DEADLINE: (I) 4/26/2007
SALARY: $36,000 - $45,000
POSITION: Project Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, #07-283
DEADLINE: (I) 4/26/2007
SALARY: $28,000 - $34,000
POSITION: Financial Aid Associate, Student Financial Aid, #07-288
DEADLINE: (I) 5/1/2007
SALARY: $25,500 - $27,000
POSITION: Account Technician (M-F, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Aerospace Sciences, #07-284
DEADLINE: (I) 4/27/2007
SALARY: $10.50 - $12.00
POSITION: Account Technician, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #07-282
DEADLINE: (I) 04/26/2007
POSITION: Administrative Secretary (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Aerospace Sciences, #07-290
DEADLINE: (I) 5/1/2007
SALARY: $18,000 - $22,000
POSITION: Administrative Secretary (part-time, benefitted, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), University Relations, #07-289
DEADLINE: (I) 5/1/2007
SALARY: $9.00 - $9.50
POSITION: Lead Dining Room Attendant (variable schedule), Dining Services, #07-287
DEADLINE: (I) 5/1/2007
SALARY: $8.31 - $9.75
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|New emeritus faculty named|
The following faculty have been granted emeritus status:
College of Arts and Sciences: Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology for Richard Crawford (1975-2007); Associate Professor Emerita of History for Barbara Handy-Marchello (1991-2006); Professor Emeritus of Languages for Andre Lebugle (1988-2007); Professor Emeritus of Mathematics for Michael Gregory (1971-2006); Professor Emeritus of Psychology for John Tyler (1970-2006).
College of Business and Public Administration: Professor Emerita of Political Science and Public Administration for Mary Grisez Kweit (1977-2007); Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Administration for Robert Kweit (1976-2007).
College of Nursing: Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing for Evelyn Labun (1998-2006).
School of Law: School of Law Dean Emeritus for W. Jeremy Davis (1971-2003).
School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics for Manuchair Ebadi (1999-2007).
|Faculty promotions listed|
President Kupchella approved promotions in rank for the following individuals.
TO PROFESSOR: Forrest Ames, mechanical engineering; James Grijalva, law; Lars Helgeson, teaching and learning; Kathleen McLennan, theatre arts; Steve Moser, management; Timothy O'Keefe, information systems and business education; Kathryn Rand, law; Sandra Short, physical education, exercise science and wellness; Roxanne Vaughan, biochemistry and molecular biology; Eleanor Yurkovich, family and community nursing.
TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Julie Anderson, nursing practice and role development; Anne Christopherson, music; Colin Combs, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Kim Donehower Weinstein, English; Robert Dosch, accountancy; Van Doze, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; David Flynn, economics; Cullen Goenner, economics; Martin Gottschalk, criminal justice; Michelle Iiams, mathematics; Gail Ingwalson, teaching and learning; Anne Airth-Kindree Kelsch, history; Dorothy Keyser, music; Arlinda Kristjanson, clinical neuroscience; Jason Lane, educational leadership; Assion Lawson-Body, information systems and business education; Eric Murphy, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Bradley Myers, law; Matthew Picklo, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; David Relling, physical therapy; Fred Remer, atmospheric sciences; Hassan Reza, computer science; Brett Venhuizen, aviation; Marcellin Zahui, mechanical engineering; Xiaodong Zhang, Earth system science and policy.
|Tenure granted to faculty members|
President Kupchella approved that tenure be granted to the following faculty members.
Julie Anderson, nursing practice and role development; Mark Askelson, atmospheric sciences; Anamitro Banerjee, chemistry; Colin Combs, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Kimberly Donehower-Weinstein, English; Xiquan Dong, atmospheric sciences; Van Doze, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; David Flynn, economics; Cullen Goenner, economics; Martin Gottschalk, criminal justice; David Heckmann, electrical engineering; David Hollingworth, management; Michele Iiams, mathematics; Gail Ingwalson, teaching and learning; Warren Jensen, aviation instruction; Anne Kelsch, history; Assion Lawson-Body, information systems and business education; Donna LeBlanc Morris, family and community nursing; Eric Murphy, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Matthew Picklo, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Hassan Reza, computer science; Gary Schnellert, educational leadership; Richard Van Eck, teaching and learning; Jefferson Vaughan, biology; Marcellin Zahui, mechanical engineering.
|Deb Dohrmann named Dietetic Association's Emerging Leader|
Deb Dohrmann, clinical professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, has been named the North Dakota Dietetic Association's (NDDA) Emerging Leader for 2007. The award was presented at the recent NDDA Conference in Bismarck.
The Emerging Leader award is one of four recognitions the association presents to its membership and this award specifically identifies an individual who has developed a record of professional commitment and leadership and is one who will lead the dietetics profession into the future.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Officer, Nursing, email@example.com, 777-4526
|Studio One interns honored by North Dakota professional communicators|
Studio One, the live television show produced by students and staff at the University of North Dakota Television Center, recently won 38 awards in the North Dakota Professional Communicators College Communications Contest.
Interns earned 14 first-place awards, including first place in the regularly scheduled news/information program category. The program swept the general news reporting, investigative/in-depth reporting, TV news photography, TV feature photography, and TV sports photography categories. Studio One also received first- and third-place awards in the weather broadcast category.
The Studio One marketing team took first place in the single display ad, campaign, news release, and poster/flyer categories. The team also took second place in the web page design and newsletter categories.
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3818
|College of Nursing receives $15,000 match grant|
The College of Nursing has received a $15,000 match grant from Dakota Medical Foundation to support the establishment of a Wellness Camp Adventure for elementary school-aged children.
Wellness Camp Adventure is a two-week day camp, focused on the health and wellness of children. The primary goal of the Wellness Camp Adventure is to promote all seven dimensions of wellness (physical, social, emotional, environmental, occupational, spiritual, and intellectual wellness) in children aged 9 to 12 through a variety of activities such as fun cooking class, music, arts and craft, physical activity, and games. The camp, held at the Wellness Center, will be run by Lek Seal, assistant professor of nursing.
This grant will provide up to $15,000 in matching funds. Dakota Medical Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, contributions to this project of $250 or more. To support the Wellness Camp Adventure, please contact the College of Nursing at 777-4526.
â€œThe College of Nursing is excited about the wellness camp,â€ said Chandice Covington, dean of nursing. â€œThe health of our children should be a top priority for everyone. The increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents are serious issues with many health and social consequences that often continue into adulthood. Physical activity and food choices are behaviors that can be valued through this camp. Campers will learn to be junior ambassadors for family health. We thank DMF for their continued support of healthcare in our region.â€
For more information about the Wellness Camp Adventure or for registration, please call UND Summer Events office at 777-0841 or visit the web site at www.summer.und.edu. Space is limited, so be sure to register your child early.
-- Becky Cournia, alumni and development coordinator, 777-4526, 777-4096 (fax), email@example.com, www.nursing.und.edu
|Remembering Michael Kelly|
Michael J. Kelly, retired accountant at the Rehab Hospital (formerly UND Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital) died April 20 at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. He was 82.
Kelly, the son of Loretta and William Kelly, was born April 19, 1925 in Grand Forks. He attended Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks, Aaker's Business College and the University of North Dakota. He worked as an accountant for various companies including the UND Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He married Dolores Ellen Barnard August 4, 1953 in East Grand Forks, where they raised eight children. Kelly retired in Moorhead, Minn., spending the winters in Moorhead and the summers in Park Rapids, Minn., on Potato Lake. He enjoyed spending time with his family with outdoor activities including camping, traveling, boating and sailing.
Kelly is survived by his wife, children Shawn (Ellie) of Corte Madera, Calif.; Virginia (Tom) Eggleston of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada; Kevin (Leighann) of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; Barbara Cormican and fiance Gregory Driscoll of East Grand Forks; Carol (Greg) Ambuehl of Fargo; Jacqueline (Dale) Pederson of Fargo; Connie (Todd) Adams of Bloomington, Minn.; and David (Nancy) of Clayton, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, sister Mary (Noah) of Fargo, brother Robert of Silver Bay, Minn.; and 36 nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Howard, Duane and Father Patrick Kelly; sisters Adeline Morque and Lorraine Powers; and two grandchildren.