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ISSUE: Volume 47, Number 14: November 25, 2009

Contents
Top Stories
President Kelley will give State of the University Address Dec. 1
Events to Note
Doctoral examination set for Biswaranjan Pani
Institutional Review Board meeting is Dec. 4
Doctoral examination set for Sarah Robinson
Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is Dec. 4
Doctoral examination set for Elizabeth Brodell
Doctoral examination set for Patricia Kay Gulsvig
Volunteers needed for Winter Commencement
Doctoral examination set for Kimberly Crowley
Art & Democracy Film Series to show "Dr. Strangelove"
Bookstore clothing sale is Nov. 27
Human Rights Symposium to be held at Museum
Researcher to speak at anatomy and cell biology fall seminar series
Doctoral examination set for Elizabeth A. Hughes
Psychology colloquium will be Nov. 30
Doctoral examination set for Sandra Hazelton
Faculty canidate to present seminar
Doctoral examination set for Julie Klein
Doctoral examination set for Sunitha Bollimuntha
Canadian Wildlife Service speaker will present a seminar
Doctoral examination set for Yuhui Jin
Psychology colloquium is Dec. 1
Doctoral examination set for Farhan Hussein
UND Global Visions Film Series ends with "Days of Glory"
Computer labs forum is Dec. 1
Ceramic Arts Organization will hold holiday sale
Phi Beta Lambda will sell UND clothing Dec. 2-6
St. Nicholas Day celebration will be Dec. 2
Women's Center Meet,Eat and Learn is Dec. 2
On Teaching seminar will be Thursday
University Senate meets Dec. 3
Essential Studies open house is Dec. 4
Dec. 5 free concert features TobyMac and Kutless
Christmas Musicale is Dec. 6
De-Stress Fest 2009 is Dec. 7
Retirement reception will honor Alan Schoenack
Retirement reception will honor Cathy Jones
Retirement reception will honor Diana LeTexier
Bookstore will host monthly book club meetings
Conflict Resolution Center offers multi-track mediation training
6th annual UND 24/7 photography contest is open to everyone
Announcements
Denim Day applications are now available
Wellness enhances MyHeathCenter points
Models sought for innovative practices in teaching and learning
New facilities and administrative rates set for sponsored programs
Intro to Music Therapy is available online for Spring 2010 semester
Thursday, Nov. 26, is Thanksgiving holiday
Flex benefits deadline is Nov. 30
Leading environmental group includes UND in list of exemplary green schools
UND adds six more Cessna aircraft to its training fleet
Finalist for assistant program director for Student Involvement announced
Canidates for the associate director of the Counseling Center announced
Private support to UND remains steady
Newberry fellowship funding opportunities are available for humanities
New Course offered in Entrepreneurship
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
Adult Re-Entry Center hosts Coffee, Cookie, and Conversation each Wednesday
Center for Community Engagement presents awards at "Stone Soup" luncheon
Donated leave sought for Jay Kollin
Order holiday party platters from Campus Catering
Facilities offers tips on winter stormwater pollution prevention
Empire Arts Center seeks volunteer house managers
Consider the Alerus Center for your events
Visitor pay lot by Carnegie is now a 24/7 enforced pay lot
Library of the Health Sciences lists Thanksgiving hours
Law Library posts Thanksgiving holiday hours
Law Library posts extended exam hours
International Centre lists holiday hours
ITSS lists Thanksgiving Day hours
Ray Richards lists Christmas golf specials and 2010 season pass information
Studio One features cake decorators and a pop can tab collector
Museum, Cafe, and Gift Shop holiday hours announced
Wellness Center lists Thanksgiving hours
Museum Gift Shop sale is Nov. 27
Shop for the holidays at the University Bookstore
Museum Cafe announces menu
Internal Job openings listed
Research
EPSCoR CAN has been released
Senate Scholarly Activities Committee publication awards announced
NSF program announcement with limited submission restrictions
In the News
Paul Sum named Fulbright Scholar to Romania
Kathy Jones has been awarded James R. Antes Faculty Scholarship
Nursing graduate student receives national public health award
Norwegian American Foundation re-elects Gjovig and elects Opstad to board
President Kelley will give State of the University Address Dec. 1

President Kelley will give the State of the University address at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. It will be webcast live and archived at http://conted.breeze.und.nodak.edu/stateofu/ . The agenda follows:
1. State of the University Address by President Kelley
2. University Senate Status Report, Wendelin Hume, University Senate Chair
3. Matters arising, Wendelin Hume, University Senate Chair

The University Council consists of the following who are employed primarily on the Grand Forks campus: The President, the Vice Presidents, the Registrar, the Director of Libraries, all deans, all department chairpersons, all of the full time faculty of the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor; program directors, coordinators, assistant and associate deans who concurrently hold faculty rank; the Director of the Counseling Center; professional librarians, and such other academic personnel and administrative officers as the Council may designate. The quorum of the Council necessary for the transaction of business is 25 percent of the Council membership (or 164 of the current 654 members). Council meetings are normally co-chaired by the chairperson of the Senate and the President of the University. The Registrar is ex officio secretary. Council meetings are open to the public, and students, staff and the general public are invited to attend.

Doctoral examination set for Patricia Kay Gulsvig

The final examination for Patricia Kay Gulsvig, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching & Learning, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is: "Teacher Candidates' Experience of UbD in a Social Studies Methods Course." Myrna Olson (Teaching & Learning) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Elizabeth Brodell

The final examination for Elizabeth Brodell, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching & Learning, is set for noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is: "The Views of Student Nurses on Technology in Nursing as a Form of Caring." Richard Landry (Educational Foundations and Research) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Sarah Robinson

The final examination for Sarah Robinson, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in 202 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is: "The Effects of Embedded Phonological Awareness Training on the Reading and Spelling of Kindergarten Students." John Madden (Communication Sciences and Disorders) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Biswaranjan Pani

The final examination for Biswaranjan Pani, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in room 5510, School of Medicine and Health Science. The dissertation title is: "Functional Regulation of Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 1 By Caveolin 1 and Stromal Interaction Molecule 1." Brij Singh (Biochemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium is Dec. 4

A Physics and Astrophysics colloquium will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in 215 Witmer Hall. Wayne Barkhouse will present "SDSS J1254+0846: A Binary Quasar caught in the Act of Merging." Everyone is welcome to attend

Abstract: I will discuss the discovery of the first luminous spatially resolved binary quasar that clearly inhabits an ongoing galaxy merger. SDSS J125455.09+084653.9 and SDSS J125454.87+084652.1 (SDSS J1254+0846 A and B hereafter) are two luminous z=0.44 quasars, with a radial velocity difference of just 215 km/s, separated on the sky by 21 kpc in a disturbed host galaxy merger showing obvious tidal tails. The pair was targeted as part of a complete sample of binary quasars candidates with small transverse separations drawn from SDSS DR6 photometry. I will present follow-up optical imaging which shows broad, symmetrical tidal arm features spanning some 75 kpc at the quasar redshift. Semi-analytic modeling suggests that the system consists of two massive disk galaxies prograde to their mutual orbit, caught during the first passage of an ongoing merger. SDSS J1254+0846, as a pre-coalescence merger with two observed quasars, provides a unique opportunity to probe the early phases of the proposed merger/triggering mechanism, in this case with a nearly face-on system, showing rapid black hole growth during the early stages of a merger between galaxies with pre-existing bulges. Neither of the two luminous nuclei shows significant intrinsic absorption by gas or dust in our optical or X-ray observations, illustrating that not all merging AGN will be in an obscured, ultraluminous phase. We find that the Eddington ratio for the fainter component B is rather normal, while for A L/Ledd is quite (>3σ) high compared to quasars of similar luminosity and redshift, possibly evidence for strong merger-triggered accretion. More such mergers should be identifiable at higher redshifts using binary quasars as tracers.
-- Connie Cicha, secretary, Physics & Astrophysics, connie_cicha@und.nodak.edu, 777-2911

Institutional Review Board meeting is Dec. 4

UND's Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in 305 Twamley to consider all research proposals submitted to the IRB Office before Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the Full Board. Proposals for these projects were due in the Institutional Review Board Office before Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Minutes from the meeting will be available in the IRB Office approximately one week after the meeting.
-- Kathy Smart, chair, Institutional Review Board, janetelshaug@mail.und.edu, 777-4279

Volunteers needed for Winter Commencement

Please consider serving as a green vest volunteer at the Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 18, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. UND will hold two Commencement ceremonies. One ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for graduate degrees and a second at 2 p.m. for undergraduate degrees.

Volunteers can assist with helping organize graduates by distributing name cards, greeting campus visitors, attending the ceremonies and directing people to their seats. You will be asked to report to the lower level of the Chester Fritz Auditorium 90 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony. We anticipate the ceremonies to be about 90 minutes in length.

If you are able to volunteer for one or both ceremonies, please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events in the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office at 777-2724 or e-mail Janice.flatin@mail.und.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 9. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies & Special Events, dawnbotsford@mail.und.edu, 777-6393

Doctoral examination set for Kimberly Crowley

The final examination for Kimberly Crowley, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in English, is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 25, Montgomery Hall, room 20. The dissertation title is: "What's So Simple About It? Rural and Urban Women on Television: Watching the Culture Wrestle with Feminism." Kimberly Donehower (English) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Art & Democracy Film Series to show "Dr. Strangelove"

The next installment of the Art & Democracy Film Series will show "Dr. Strangelove" Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center. Each movie in the series is open to the public and free. Come join us for a discussion about assimilation, ethnic heritage, family expectations, comedy in America, and political correctness.

The Art & Democracy Film Series offers us all the opportunity to talk, as a community, about the American experience. What are our values? How do we deal with difference? And, of course, what's art got to do with it? Through fun and accessible movies, audiences will explore, debate, and question the foundations of our democracy and society. Each film is shown at the Empire Arts Center and is free and open to the public. First the group watches the movie together, then the host, Jack Russell Weinstein, director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life and Associate Professor of Philosophy at UND, and host of the Prairie Public Radio show “Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life,” interviews a guest about the topic of the film. Then the audience gets the opportunity to talk with Weinstein and his guest, as well as to each other. The conversation is light-hearted and fun, but sophisticated and interesting as well. All perspectives are welcome; the series is non-partisan.

The series also provides the opportunity to see how film-makers portray our lives. Is it accurate? Does it exaggerate? Can it help us learn about ourselves or does it interfere with our self-understanding? Previous guests have included Clay Jenkinson, who led a discussion on what it means to be a North Dakotan; Crystal Alberts, who discussed the role of protest and sub-cultures in political life; and Paul Gaffney, who discussed the place of sports in our society with special attention to women athletes and the role of equality in competition.

More information about the institute and the film series can be found at: www.philosophyinpubliclife.org. Questions can be sent to ippl@und.edu

The Art & Democracy films series is sponsored by the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life and the North Valley Arts Council. The Institute is a partnership between The North Dakota Humanities Council and the UND College of Arts and Sciences.
-- Jack Weinstein, Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion, jack.weinstein@und.edu, 777-2887

Bookstore clothing sale is Nov. 27

The UND Bookstore will have a "Black Friday" sale after Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 27. The sale is 20 percent off of Black clothing items in our store.
-- Lisa Simonson, Customer Service Manager, Bookstore, 1120csm@fheg.follett.com, 777-2116

Human Rights Symposium to be held at Museum

The North Dakota Museum of Art presents a symposium featuring discussions, lectures, film screenings and performances that address human rights abuses, a central theme of the exhibition, “The Disappeared.” The award-winning exhibition features significant and moving artwork made by contemporary artists personally touched by the horrors of the civil wars in Latin America. The symposium is scheduled Nov. 29-Dec. 2, and “The Disappeared,” which runs from Nov. 19-Jan. 17, 2010, ends its four-year tour across the United States and Latin America at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

At the symposium, leading humanists, musicians and scholars will investigate how people and countries move forward into a more humane future after great suffering. The theme of the symposium is ultimately that of hope and recovery in the aftermath of unspeakable horrors. This theme corresponds to that of “The Disappeared,” which features artwork that challenges viewers to learn about and remember victims of atrocities committed by Latin American governments against their own peoples in the mid- to late-twentieth century.

The symposium schedule is listed below. Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the North Dakota Museum of Art and are free and open to the public.

Sunday, Nov. 29
4 p.m. – Laurel Reuter, curator of "The Disappeared," will speak about the exhibition
5 p.m. – Father Jack Davis will give a lecture on life in Peru during the Shining Path guerrilla movement, followed by a reception.

Monday, Nov. 30
12 p.m. – Father Jack Davis moderated discussion by Dr. Jack Weinstein
1:30 p.m. – Ishmael Beah talk with middle and high school students: $2 student tickets
7 p.m. – Ishmael Beah reading/lecture, followed by a reception and book signing at the Empire Theatre: $5 students, $10 adults

Tuesday, Dec. 1
12 p.m. – Stories from those who live among us: Refugees in North Dakota will share personal stories.
4 p.m. – Laurel Reuter, curator of The Disappeared, will speak about the exhibition
6 p.m. – Cristian Correa lecture
8 p.m. – Sarah Cahill performance at the Empire Arts Center: $5 students, $10 adults

Wednesday, Dec. 2
10 a.m. – Dr. Jack Weinstein radio interview with panelists
12 p.m. – "War Child" screening at UND Memorial Union
4 p.m. – Laurel Reuter, curator of The Disappeared, will speak about the exhibition
7 p.m. – Emmanuel Jal performance/lecture, followed by reception and book signing at the the Empire Arts Center: $5 students, $10 adults
8:30 p.m. – Book signing/reception for Emmanuel Jal

Laurel Reuter, director of the North Dakota Museum of Art and curator of “The Disappeared”, said, “Through creative expression and dedication to their respective causes, presenters in the symposium encourage others to witness how, in the face of extreme horror, individuals can draw upon reserves of strength and hopefulness to overcome oppression”.

A complete schedule of events and other information can be found online at www.ndmoa.com. The North Dakota Museum of Art is open 9 - 5 weekdays, 1 - 5 weekends. Admission is a $5 suggested donation, and change from children. The Museum is located at 261 Centennial Drive stop 7305, Grand Forks N.D., 58202. Please call (701) 777-4195 for further information.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 701-777-4195

Researcher to speak at anatomy and cell biology fall seminar series

XueSong Chen, assistant research professor in the department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, will present a seminar at noon Monday, Nov. 30, in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Room 5510. The seminar is entitled “Cholesterol and inclusion body myositis.” All are welcome to attend.
-- Bonnie Kee, Administrative Assistant, Anatomy and Cell Biology, bkee@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-2102

Doctoral examination set for Elizabeth A. Hughes

**Note time, place change**
The final examination for Elizabeth A. Hughes, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 in room 104, Education building. The dissertation title is: "Crucial Conversations: Perceptions of Staff and Patient's Families of Their Communication in the Intensive Care Unit. Kathleen Gershman (Educational Foundations & Research) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Psychology colloquium will be Nov. 30

A Psychology colloquium featuring Marc Pearce will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, Nursing, room 214. The colloquium is titled “Condemnation: Exploring the role of punishment's "expressive function" in legal decision making." Everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Cheryl Terrance, Associate Professor, Psychology, cheryl.terrance2@und.nodak.edu, 777-3451

Doctoral examination set for Sandra Hazelton

The final examination for Sandra Hazelton, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Chemistry, is set for 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is: "Selenium Determinations, Nanoparticle Sorbent Analysis and Nanoparticle Catalysts for Chemiluminescence." David Pierce (Chemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Faculty canidate to present seminar

Greg Hoch, a candidate for the grassland ecology/wildlife biology faculty position in the UND Biology Department, will present a seminar titled "Fire, Grazing, and Biodiversity in Tallgrass Prairie" at noon Monday, Nov. 30, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Hoch received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Kansas State University, working at the NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site at Konza Prairie Biological Station. His research has examined the expansion of red cedar forests into tallgrass prairie and the interactions of fire, bison grazing, and plant/soil nutrient dynamics. Hoch has initiated a number of research projects in the Red River Valley region in a variety of systems, where he seeks to understand the ecology of grassland plants and animals. He is the president-elect of the Minnesota chapter of the Wildlife Society.
-- Robert Newman, Associate Professor & Search Committee Chair, Biology, robert.newman@und.edu, 777-4290

Doctoral examination set for Julie Klein

The final examination for Julie Klein, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching & Learning, is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in room 308, Education Building. The dissertation title is: "Chickadees, Stepping Stones, and Muddling Through Maternity: Men in Nursing Describe Their Careers." Kathleen Gershman (Educational Foundations & Research) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Sunitha Bollimuntha

The final examination for Sunitha Bollimuntha, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 1, in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is: "Activation Dependant Function of Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 3 in Neurosecretion." Brij Singh (Biochemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Yuhui Jin

The final examination for Yuhui Jin, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Chemistry, is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is: "Development and Application of Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles in Bioanalysis." Julia Xiaojun Zhao (Chemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Psychology colloquium is Dec. 1

John Paul Legerski will present a Psychology colloquium titled "Stress, peer influences, and other factors associated with childhood and adolescent emotional expression" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research, Room 248. Everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Alan King, Professor, Psychology, alan.king@und.nodak.edu, 777-3451

Canadian Wildlife Service speaker will present a seminar

Keith Hobson, Canadian Wildlife Service, Saskatoon, Canada, will present a seminar titled "Tracking Animal Migration with Stable Isotopes" at noon Friday, Dec. 4, in 141 Starcher Hall. Hobson is a prolific scientist who has pioneered many applications of stable isotope methods in animal/wildlife ecology. His research has aided conservation and management from the Arctic, Boreal, Tropics, Ocean, and the Antarctic. He has published over 250 peer reviewed articles that cover a wide range of taxa to include birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and invertebrates. His research has included tracking animals during migration, uncovering food webs, and the transfer of contaminants. Through his work he was awarded the Elliott Coues Award (American Ornithologist' Union for innovative contributions to the ornithological research in 2007), the Geoff Howell Citation of Excellence for Innovation in 2005, and Fellow, American Ornithologist's Union in 2004. Everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Katherine Mehl, assistant professor, Biology, katherine.mehl@und.edu, 777-3699

Doctoral examination set for Farhan Hussein

The final examination for Farhan Hussein, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is: "A Time Demand Theory: A Case Study of One Charter School." Gary Schnellert (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

UND Global Visions Film Series ends with "Days of Glory"

The department of Anthropology's Global Visions Film Series will end the season with "Days of Glory" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

"Days of Glory" looks at the contributions made by North African soldiers who fought for France during World War II. As part of an effort to break Hitler's powerful grip, the first French Army was recruited in Northern Africa. It was comprised of 130,000 North Africans who were willing to put their lives on the line in order to defeat the Nazis. The selfless efforts of these remarkable men provided invaluable aid to France during one of the world's darkest hours.

"'Days of Glory' follows a small group of World War II infantrymen from North Africa through Italy and across France into Alsace. His combat sequences are filmed with exquisite precision and edited with admirable economy, and the quieter moments that allow the characters of the men to emerge find a perfect balance between dramatic impact and psychological authenticity. What makes 'Days of Glory' something more - something close to a great movie - is that it finds a new and politically urgent story to tell in the well-trodden (and beautifully photographed) soil of wartime Europe." - A.O Scott, New York Times

The Department of Anthropology's popular Global Visions Film Series seeks to bring an array of international films to the Grand Forks Community. Two films are presented each month in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union at the University of North Dakota. Attendance is free, but a small donation of $1 is requested.
-- Anthropology

Computer labs forum is Dec. 1

An extensive strategic planning process for information technology led by CIO Josh Riedy in Fall 2008 resulted in the identification of critical Core Technology Services. This Fall, the Office of the CIO will again host a series of open forums to develop solutions, cost, sustainability and implementation for these core technology services.

In this next phase we again ask for your valuable input as the success of this process requires the active involvement and partnered decision-making from across campus. All forums will be broadcast live and recorded. Please see the UND CIO website ( http://cio.und.edu) for more information. Online surveys will also be available for additional feedback from the campus community.

Please plan to attend the second Computer Labs forum from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the River Valley Room. If you have any questions please contact Mike Lefever.
-- Mike Lefever, Project Manager, AVP/Dean of Outreach/CIO Office, michaellefever@mail.und.edu, 777-2030

Ceramic Arts Organization will hold holiday sale

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Ceramic Arts Organization will hold their holiday sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 1-2, in the Hughes Fine Arts main entrance. Artists are UND students/ faculty/alumni and community members. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Ceramic Arts Organization (Dedicated to promoting Ceramic Arts Education).
-- Ceramic Arts

Phi Beta Lambda will sell UND clothing Dec. 2-6

UND's chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is selling a wide assortment of officially licensed UND sweatshirts ($20), sweatpants ($20), long sleeve t-shirts ($10) and t-shirts ($7) to raise money for their activities.

Location: Strip Mall East of the Ralph Engelstad Arena (Next door to Jimmy John's)
Days and Hours:
Wednesday, Dec. 2 - 1 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6 - noon to 5 p.m.

For more information visit www.business.und.edu/pbl/ or email us at undpbl@gmail.com .
-- Cullen F. Goenner, associate professor, Economics, http://www.business.und.edu/goenner, 777-3353

St. Nicholas Day celebration will be Dec. 2

You are invited to celebrate the holiday season in the spirit of Saint Nicholas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center. Join us for a free lunch buffet and music. Ask a friend to join you. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry. The event is hosted by the Campus Ministry Association, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center and United Campus Ministry.
-- Lisa Burger, Director, Student Success Center, lisaburger@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4706

Women's Center Meet,Eat and Learn is Dec. 2

The Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the International Centre (2908 University Ave).

The topic is "Moving Conflict into Conversation." Learn about the cost of avoiding conflict and get tips on how to deal with conflict more effectively. There will also be a live demo and time for the audience to give conflict scenarios and have the presenters give tips/demonstration on how to manage them.

Presenters: Sarah Bernhardt & Kristine Paranica from Conflict Resolution Center. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided.
-- Patty McIntyre, program associate, Women's Center, undwomenscenter@und.nodak.edu, 777-4300

On Teaching seminar will be Thursday

The next "On Teaching" seminar of the semester, “Poetry as a Tool for Teaching Across the Disciplines,” will take place Thursday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Red River Valley Room of the Memorial Union.

When faculty think of asking their students to write in their classes, it is fair to say that poetry is probably not the first thing they think of. Given the challenges of assigning and responding to writing, shouldn't faculty ask students to write academic prose, or, at the very least, expository writing, not poetry?

Poetry offers at least three advantages over other types of academic writing. First, the act of writing poetry encourages students to develop a personal and emotional connection to the subject that they are studying. All too often, when writing, students go into auto-pilot and think that their only job is to figure out what the teacher wants and give it to them. But, when writing poetry, students are forced to shut off the automatic pilot. In addition, when students are asked to write poetry in their classes they learn to find fresh insights into their learning as well as imaginative and innovative ways to communicate that learning with others.

Second, most poems are short; and, because of this brevity, it is easy to find a way to integrate them into class activities. It takes only seconds to read a student written poem out loud, yet the poem might bring up important issues about the course content. Finally, because of this brevity, poetry requires the writer to pay close attention to physical, textual, or other details. This attention to detail is an important skill throughout the academy. And the ability to write a poem about one of these details that, for instance, compares electron transport to riding in a cab, as one student did in a biology class, demonstrates the ability to exercise the important skills of both creative and critical thinking in one very short piece of writing.

In this seminar, participants will learn about haiku, a short and simple form of imagistic poetry with three lines of just seventeen syllables, as an example of poetry that has been used as a tool for learning in a variety of disciplines. Haiku is easy to learn and easy to teach; if a person can count to seventeen, they can write a haiku. Yet, the brevity of haiku is only one of its virtues. A wide variety of poets, from Matsuo Basho to Richard Wright have written haiku simply to improve their own powers of observation. Perhaps the act of writing poetry might also help our students improve their powers of observation as well.

Please register by noon Tuesday, Dec. 1, to attend and reserve a lunch. Visit the Office of Instructional Development online (www.und.edu/dept/oid) to register. For information call Jana Hollands at 7-4998 or email jana_hollands@und.edu
-- Scott J. Baxter, coordinator, university Writing Program, scott.baxter@und.edu, 777-6381

University Senate meets Dec. 3

The University Senate will meet at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

Agenda:
1) Announcements
2) Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes
3) Question period

Consent calendar:
4) Annual Report of the Senate Continuing Education Committee, Kari Chiasson, Chair
5) Annual Report of the Senate Student Policy Committee, Gary Ullrich, Chair

Business calendar:
6) Curriculum Committee report, Liz Tyree, Chair
7) Candidates for Degrees in December, 2009, Suzanne Anderson, University Registrar
8) Proposed academic policy changes, John Bridewell, Chair, Senate Academic Policies and Admissions Committee
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, lorihofland@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3892

Essential Studies open house is Dec. 4

To celebrate the start-up of the Essential Studies Office, the campus is invited to an open house event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in 113 O'Kelly Hall. A short program, headlined by VPAA/Provost Paul LeBel, will begin at 3:15 p.m. and will include the presentation of the first annual "Essie Awards." Refreshments and office tours included. No rsvp necessary.
-- Tom Steen, Director, Essential Studies, thomassteen@mail.und.edu, 777-4434

Dec. 5 free concert features TobyMac and Kutless

A multi-media concert presented by Pulse and featuring hip-hop artist TobyMac, rock band Kutless, and nationally-acclaimed speaker Nick Hall, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Alerus Center. The concert is free for anyone with a college ID. Toys for Tots will be collecting unwrapped Christmas gifts for children in need. $27 upper level, $37 floor, group rates available online at www.pulsecampus.com

Pulse, a student-launched organization, exists to bring a message of hope to this generation. Since 2005, more than 130,000 young people across the nation have been impacted by efforts of the Pulse team.
-- Jenn Porter, office manager and public relations coordinator, Pulse, www.pulsecampus.com, 701-364-9522

Christmas Musicale is Dec. 6

The 86th annual Thursday Music Club Christmas Musicale will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., Grand Forks. The program consists of an organ prelude by Charlene Berg and Mary Jane Halverson; Thursday Music Chorus with flutists Leo Thorpe and Mackenzie Buchmann; soprano solo, Maria Williams Kennedy; soprano solo, Chloe Omlid; piano duet, Michael Russell and Tanner Bjerke; trumpet solo, Cory Driscoll; and two Grand Cities Children's Choirs directed by Ruth Ann Tuseth and Connie Stordalen. The Christmas message will be given by Rev. Gerard Braun of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

A free will offering will be taken for student scholarships to the International Music Camp and UND. For more information, contact Mavis Ness, president of Thursday Music Club, at 701-775-9147, or membership chair Phyllis Miller at 701-772-0798.

De-Stress Fest 2009 is Dec. 7

In effort to raise awareness of stress and stress management and to provide some fun for the UND students before finals begin, several offices and departments of UND have come together to sponsor De-Stress Fest 2009. Students are invited to come “Ride the Waves” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the Memorial Union Loading Dock.

Why? Well, besides a whole lot of fun, there will be free chair massages, free food and mocktails, Wii Fit, sand art, prizes, picture taking, sand castle building, stress trivia, guided imagery, sand dollar decorating, helpful information and resources for stress management and more.

The event is sponsored by Student Health Services, University Program Council, Adapt and Night Life, Magna Iota, SHAC, University Counseling Center, Student Success Center, Wellness Center, Women’s Center, Music Therapy Group and Lifetime Sports
-- Colleen Johnson, GSA, Student Health Promotion , colleen.a.johnson@und.edu, 777-2097

Retirement reception will honor Alan Schoenack

The Aerospace Flight Operations welcome all to attend a retirement reception in honor of Alan Schoenack, helicopter instructor. The reception will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Flight Operations Administration, 5th floor.

Alan has been a helicopter flight instructor for the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences since 1995. He instructs in both the Bell 206B and the Schweizer 300C. He has assisted in safety and standardization for all helicopter training programs and courses. He has also instructed both the private and commercial courses on campus.

Alan began flying in 1965, with his first solo in a Super Cub on snow skies in Warren, Minn. After graduating from UND with a bachelors degree in Business and Public Administration, and as a 2nd Lieutenant from ROTC, he entered the U.S. Army. Following completion of Army Flight Training, he served as a UH-1 helicopter pilot in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Alan retired from the National Guard in 2006 with over 37 years in the Army and Army aviation. He has accumulated over 8,000 hours in his flying careers.

Prior to joining the UND, Alan worked as a sales representative for Mobil Oil, Nestle Beverage, and for a short time, as a realtor. Alan lives in Moorhead with Lana, his wife of 40 years. Their three sons and four grandchildren all live in Fargo/Moorhead. His passions are Lana, (his high school sweetheart), flying, playing golf and being with his grandchildren.

His experience and always helpful personality will be greatly missed. Please join us in wishing him well in his retirement.
-- Al Palmer, Director of Flight Operations, apalmer@aero.und.edu, 777-7853

Retirement reception will honor Cathy Jones

A retirement party for Cathy Jones will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Nyquist Lounge in the School of Engineering and Mines. Everyone is invited to attend. If you have any special needs please contact Teri Berg at 777-2571. Cathy served the Mechanical Engineering Department with dedication from 2000-2009, first as an Administrative Secretary and then as an administrative assistant. Prior to that she worked for the School of Engineering and Mines from 1994-2000 as a word processing operator, the Business Office from 1992-1994 as account tech and head account tech, and 1991-92 in Dining Services. Please join the celebration as we congratulate Cathy Jones.
-- Manohar Kulkarni, chair and professor, Mechanical Engineering, manoharkulkarni@mail.und.edu, 777-2571

Retirement reception will honor Diana LeTexier

The division of Continuing Education welcomes all to attend a retirement reception in honor of Diana LeTexier from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Gustafson Hall Conference Room. Diana has been with the University for 41 years, with 32 of those years at Continuing Education. Her experience and knowledge about UND will be greatly missed. Please join us in wishing her well in her retirement.
-- Heidi Flaten, assistant director of Enrollment Management & Academic Planning, Continuing Education, heidiflaten@mail.und.edu, 777-3308

Bookstore will host monthly book club meetings

The University Bookstore invites the campus community and the greater Grand Forks area to join the staff of the bookstore for reading and discussion. We want to meet you, introduce ourselves and get to know you while we explore the fresh avenues presented by modern authors. As a special offer to book club participants, we are offering a double punch on your Book Club card (available at the cash register) for each book purchased for our book discussions at The University Bookstore. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the University Bookstore meeting room.

Dec. 14 - "Plague of Doves," Louise Erdrich
Jan. 18 - "Olive Kitteridge," Elizabeth Strout
Feb. 15 - "Norwegian Wood," Haruki Murakami
Mar. 15 - "Certain Girls," Jennifer Weiner
April 19/May 17 - "Cutting For Stone," Abraham Verghese
-- Sheri Johnson, Maria Northington, The UND Bookstore Monthly Monday Book Club, Bookstore, ieditorwrite@gmail.com, 777-4980

Conflict Resolution Center offers multi-track mediation training

The Conflict Resolution Center will offer Multi-Track Mediation Training. Choose the training that suits you best. It's nice to know that your desire to make peace is a job skill. Both seminars will be held Jan. 4-8, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Swanson Hall.

Track I: 40-Hour Family Mediation
Learn skills essential for becoming a family mediator.
Our family mediation seminar will encompass: understanding the dynamics of conflict; impact of family conflict and divorce on parents and children; transformative Mediation Theory role of empowerment and recognition; mediator skills and interventions ethics/professional responsibility; identifying and screening domestic violence issues, role of family law in mediation

Track II: 40-Hour Civil and Workplace Mediation
Learn new or add to your existing skills in working more effectively with conflict in the community, in neighborhoods, civil disputes, and workplace settings. Our Civil and Workplace Mediation Training will encompass: Understanding the dynamics of conflict; the art of having difficult conversations (one on one skills); impact of conflict on human interaction and relationships; transformative mediation theory role of empowerment and recognition; mediator skills and interventions; contexts for using the mediation process; ethics/professional responsibility.

Cost for faculty and staff: $300 (off-campus rate is $875). Please register before December 1, 2009.

Track III: 4-Hour workshop on the art of having difficult conversations, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, 1 to 5 p.m. Cost: $75 for this half-day

Professional Continuing Education Credits Available: ND/MN CLE, ND/MN ADR, NDAPA, HRCI (Civil & Workplace), NDSWE, ND Counseling, and 2 UND Continuing Ed. Grad Credits ($50/credit additional). Please contact us for registration or with any questions you may have. --
Conflict Resolution Center, 314 Cambridge St, Phone: 701-777-3664, conflict.resolution@und.edu .

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

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

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

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

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

Denim Day applications are now available

Application forms for charities seeking Denim Day funding for FY10 are available by contacting Karen Cloud, 777-2618. The deadline for applying is Dec. 31. Since the UND community represents a wide variety of beliefs and convictions, applications from political, religious pro-life/reproductive rights organizations can not be accepted.
-- Karen Cloud, administrative assistant, Chester Fritz Library, karencloud@mail.und.edu, 777-2618

New facilities and administrative rates set for sponsored programs

UND has negotiated a new F&A rate agreement for externally sponsored programs effective retroactive to July 1. Following are the rates that should be used immediately for new competing proposals:
Research on-campus, 38%
EERC on-campus, 49%
Other sponsored projects on-campus, 36.2%
Human Nutrition Research Center, 15%

Department of Defense Contracts:
Research on-campus, 38.5%
Research off-campus, 26.5%
EERC on-campus, 50%
EERC off-campus, 27%

For awards received with a beginning of July 1 or after, that had been proposed with the old F&A rates, the University will set these up with the old rates for FY10. These awards will be updated with the new rates as of July 1, 2010. Please plan accordingly if you anticipate additional funding for FY10 or if your award will be ending.

If you have any questions, please contact the staff in Grants and Contracts at 777-4151.
-- David Schmidt, assistant vice president for Research and Economic Development, Grants & Contracts Administration, davidschmidt@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4151

Intro to Music Therapy is available online for Spring 2010 semester

Introduction to Music Therapy is a course that satisfies Essential Studies requirements in the area of social sciences. Now it is available as an online, asynchronous course for Spring 2010. Please make any advisees who may be interested or need these credits/time slot aware of this. The course focuses on the history and current trends in the profession, the interdisciplinary nature of healthcare that includes music therapy, and overviews of special populations, including special education, neurologic disorders, and psychological disorders. Contact Andrew Knight for more information.
-- Andrew Knight, assistant professor, Music, andrew.knight@und.edu, 777-2836

Models sought for innovative practices in teaching and learning

Do you have a classroom strategy that really engages students and gets them excited about learning? Is there a teaching method or approach that you developed as a result of inquiry into learning in your class that has been particularly successful? Have you developed online assignments in creating a class for the ES program that accomplish significant learning around broader goals or an approach that works well to teach key concepts or ways of thinking to your majors or graduate students?

For the last few years, we have been gathering models of good practices to feature some of the many great things happening in UND classrooms. We are asking you to add your insights into the mix by letting us know about the effective and/or innovative teaching and learning strategies that you have developed for our students. Our intent is to both acknowledge this good work and compile inspiring models for others. We are sharing them on campus to ground ongoing conversations on best teaching practices, and we also hope that over time this collection might grow into something larger for an audience external to UND.

The proposal deadline for 2010 is Feb. 1 and the guidelines are available online at
http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/Models_of_Practice call.html You’ll find the fifteen models from 2008 and 2009 at http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/Models_of_Practice.html. .
-- Anne Kelsch, director of Instructional Development, Office of Instructional Development, anne.kelsch@und.edu, 777-4233

Wellness enhances MyHeathCenter points

BCBSND is excited to announce enhancements to the MyHealthCenter program. As part of our efforts to enhance the wellness program, members do not have to wait until April 2010 (as previously communicated) to redeem their MyHealthCenter points earned in 2009. They will be able to redeem their 2009 points from Dec. 1-31, 2009. Points must be redeemed no later than midnight, Dec. 31, or they will be forfeited. Letters were sent to all eligible members about this enhancement Monday, Nov. 23.
-- Kim Ruliffson, coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Thursday, Nov. 26, is Thanksgiving holiday

Thursday, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving, will be observed as a holiday by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.
-- Paul LeBel, vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human resources.

Flex benefits deadline is Nov. 30

Just one week remains to sign up for 2010 Flexible Benefits. All benefited employees have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in this benefit. The program helps employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars.

Enrollment agreements must be returned to the Payroll Office by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30. If the deadline is approaching, please hand-deliver your enrollment agreement to the Payroll Office. No exceptions will be made for late submissions or for mail delays. If you have questions or need additional information, call Cheryl Arntz, Flex-Comp Specialist at 777-4423 or email her at cheryl.arntz@mail.und.nodak.edu .

Leading environmental group includes UND in list of exemplary green schools

The National Wildlife Federation today issued its widely anticipated “Generation E” report which included UND among a list of schools leading the charge toward a greener, more sustainable future. United Tribes Technical College was the only other North Dakota school to make the list.

The report—“Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future” (Gen E)—highlights the unique and critical role that college students are playing in developing sustainability programs that lower their campus’ carbon footprint.

“It is clear that the entire campus—faculty, staff, students and administrators—must be involved in helping the University move along the path to climate neutrality,” said UND President Robert Kelley in recent letter to the campus about UND’s green initiatives. “In fact, it is critical. While some expensive changes could make a big difference in reducing the campus’ carbon footprint, many modest and inexpensive changes in individual behaviors help to move the University in the right direction.”

Kelley initiated the UND Council on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and encourages student participation in the group at all levels. Students helped the Council make a first, critical step: a campuswide greenhouse gas inventory was performed by the Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP) 501 class. The class also developed the methodology and protocol that will be used in future inventories.

Gen E was conceptualized as a richly illustrated “idea-book,” or guide, that showcases an array of project possibilities, encouraging students, faculty, and staff to engage with their campus and community in ways that make real reductions in their school’s carbon footprint and also foster the technical and intellectual skills needed in the future green economy.

“We’ve never before seen this extraordinary degree of student engagement and creativity around sustainability at every level,” said Julian Keniry, Senior Director of Campus and Community Leadership, for National Wildlife Federation. “Our findings demolish the myth that students are apathetic or sitting on the sidelines,” Keniry said.

Report topics range from renewable energy and conservation to dorm move-out programs from campus food systems to wildlife habitat restoration.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

UND adds six more Cessna aircraft to its training fleet

The UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (Odegard School) has added six more Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft to its training fleet. The airplanes will be delivered next month. UND has acquired 44 new Cessna 172s to its inventory over the past 18 months.

“Cessna Aircraft has always been a big supporter of the Odegard School throughout our 41 years in flight training,” said Don Dubuque, director of the school’s extension programs. “The first 20 years of this period, UND used Cessna aircraft as our single-engine trainers. Even during the years that Cessna was not building training aircraft, the company continued support for our students by providing internship and scholarships. We are excited to once again see Cessna Aircraft on our ramp.”

Odegard School aviation students will fly about 125,000 hours this year with one of the nation’s largest training fleets of 140 units, comprising 108 airplanes, eight helicopters, six unmanned aerial system craft and 18 simulators, Dubuque said.

“The Cessna 172s are making a significant contribution to the growth of our program,” said Odegard School Dean Bruce Smith. “The 172 is a reliable airframe, easy to fly, and offers the student the latest avionics package and that makes it a valuable training tool.”

The Skyhawk has become the best-selling, most-flown airplane in the world with more than 43,000 delivered since the first one off the factory line in 1955. The Skyhawk, produced at Cessna’s factory in Independence, Kan., features a Lycoming engine and a Garmin G1000 avionics package.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juan.pedraza@und.edu, 777-6571

Finalist for assistant program director for Student Involvement announced

Missy Burgess has been identified as the finalist for the assistant program director for Student Involvement position. Missy is currently an Assistant Director of Housing working primarily with student and staff training and leadership development. She holds a Masters degree in College Student Personnel from Kansas State University and is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership program.

The assistant program director for Student Involvement works primarily with student organization officers and members who are interested in forming and becoming recognized by the University, or in improving or broadening their efficacy or membership.

Burgess will be leading a conversation about the role of student organizations in the University setting. Her presentation will specifically address ways in which student organization participation contribute to and should be evaluated for its furtherance of the University and its mission statement. Her presentation is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in Swanson Hall, Room 17. All community members are welcome to attend.

Canidates for the associate director of the Counseling Center announced

The following candidates have been invited for on-campus interviews for the position of associate director of the Counseling Center. Community members are invited to participate in the following open forums.

- James Brandt - 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Badlands Room, Memorial Union
- Lisa Platt - 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, River Valley Room, Memorial Union
- Heather Marshall - 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, Badlands Room, Memorial Union
-- Cara L. Halgren, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students, carahalgren@mail.und.edu, 777-2665

Private support to UND remains steady

In a year when a number of peer universities are receiving reduced endowment payouts from their affiliated foundations, the UND Foundation’s board of directors remains committed to the 4 percent payout that’s been in place for four years.

“Our goal is to balance intergenerational equity with current payments to the endowment target – students, faculty, programs, etc. The pendulum is constantly in motion so sometimes we pay out more than we make, sometimes less. Over time, we believe we will be in balance,” said Rick Burgum, head of the UND Foundation investment committee.

The spending rate is applied to the investment portfolio, using a four-quarter-average of values at Dec. 31. Fund constituents throughout campus will receive a report in February with the spending amount available for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

All fund constituents will also be receiving an invitation to attend an informational meeting in December to review and discuss endowments, spending and the mechanics. This is just one way the UND Foundation helps provide the resources that may ultimately benefit the great work that is done to move UND from great to exceptional.

In establishing the endowment spending policy there are a series of objectives:
• maintaining impact at UND
• maximizing spending for today
• protecting future purchasing power of the endowments.

The UND Foundation ended the fiscal year June 30, with losses due to the severe downturn, credit crisis and market circumstances. In setting the spending rate for fiscal year 2011 the investment committee of the UND Foundation considered the market value of the endowment compared to historical cost and all other factors provided by the North Dakota statute known as Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).
-- Leanna Ihry, Media Relations Coordinator, UND Foundation, leannai@undalumni.net, 777-0831

Newberry fellowship funding opportunities are available for humanities

The Newberry Library in Chicago has released information about 2010-2011 fellowships in the humanities. There are opportunities for graduate students, post-docs, and faculty for both long and short-term fellowships, mainly to use resources at the Newberry, but also some foreign opportunities. There are several opportunities for humanities scholars with American Indian heritage. For information see http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/fellowshome.html . A hard copy is also available in the VPRED office.
-- Rosemary R. Thue, Assistant to the VP, Research & Economic Development, rosemarythue@mail.und.edu, 777-4915

New Course offered in Entrepreneurship

The College of Business and Public Administration’s Department of Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce a new course offering for Spring semester 2010, available to all graduate and undergraduate students at UND, with instructor’s consent.

The special topics course, Entrepreneurial Communication (Entr 395), will be taught by LaRoyce Batchelor and will focus on creative persuasive communication tools that can be used by entrepreneurs, and also can be applied to any field and any major. Creative applied activities and assignments include an extensive brainstorming activity, a feasibility study of an idea selected, a "shark's tank" or "dragon's den" funding pitch, a trade show booth with hook, and guerilla marketing techniques. Entrepreneurial Communication can be applied in any venue to generate interest and excitement about ideas, products, services, or policies. This course is open to all UND graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in entrepreneurial communication and who want to be exposed to many valuable aspects of business and entrepreneurship. For more information about the course, please contact LaRoyce Batchelor via email at: Laroyce.Batchelor@und.edu .
-- Angie Winders, graduate assistant, Entrepreneurship, angela.winders@und.edu, 777-4916

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

Defensive Driving
Dec. 1, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
This workshop is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a State Fleet 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: Tom Brockling

Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Level 2
Dec. 1, 2 and 3, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Level 1
Upon successful completion of this session, you will be able to; Calculate advanced formulas; organize worksheet and table data using various techniques; create and modify charts; analyze data using PivotTables and PivotCharts; insert objects; and customize and enhance workbooks and the Microsoft Excel environment. Presenter: Heidi Strande

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007: Level 1
Dec. 7, 10, and 11, 9 to 11:15 a.m., Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse, and file saving and retrieving skills.
Upon successful completion of this session, you will be able to; get started with PowerPoint; create a presentation; format text on slides; add graphical objects to a presentation; modify objects on slides; add tables to a presentation; add charts to a presentation; and prepare to deliver a presentation. Presenter: Heidi Strande

FMLA Updates
Dec. 8, 9 to 10 a.m., Twamley Hall, Room 305
Learn new policies and procedures for the Family Medical Leave Act. Presenters: Desi Sporbert & Joy Johnson

Records Vocabulary
Dec. 9, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Swanson Hall, Room 10-18
This session will cover the various terms used in records and information management. Understanding the terminology is key to complying with and implementing university policies and procedures. All Coordinators are encouraged to attend. Presenter: Christopher Flynn

A Mile or a Marathon: Your Guide to Running & Walking for Fitness in Grand Forks
Dec. 9, noon to 1 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch Session. Memorial Union, Badlands Room
This hour-long session will cover three main points: 1) Why running/walking is the best exercise for your body, wallet, and schedule, 2) The challenges and joys of running/walking for fitness in Grand Forks, and 3) Training programs and social support for your fitness goals. Information on a training group for the Fargo marathon, half marathon, and 5k will be discussed as a "New Year's" resolution goal. Presenter: Andrew Knight
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-0720

Adult Re-Entry Center hosts Coffee, Cookie, and Conversation each Wednesday

Coffee, Cookie, and Conversation, an informal gathering for nontraditional students, is hosted each week at the Adult Re-entry Center. Faculty, staff, and nontraditional students are welcome to join in the conversation and visit with featured guests from across campus anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. See our list of featured guests for Fall on our web site at http://ssc.und.edu/reentry/ . Spring semester guests are currently being sought. Please contact us if you are interested in sharing your wisdom and knowledge with the nontraditional students.

The Adult Re-entry Center is located in the Memorial Union, 3rd floor Bring your brown bag lunch and eat while you visit.
-- Sandy Monette, Adult Re-Entry Coordinator

Center for Community Engagement presents awards at "Stone Soup" luncheon

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown and UND First Lady Marcia Kelly served a special “stone soup” at the Center for Community Engagement annual awards luncheon and program Nov. 6 when community partners and UND faculty, students and departments were recognized for their community-university collaborations.

The Center for Community Engagement uses the stone soup theme to emphasize the benefits of cooperation and collaboration, exemplified by the award winners. The stone soup legend tells the story of hungry travelers who start soup from a stone and convince villagers to contribute what they can, resulting in enough soup for everyone.

The 4th annual awards program featured exhibits of community-university teaching and research projects and remarks from Julius Wangler, executive director, Red River Regional Council. The following awards were presented at the Stone Soup ceremony:

2009 Community Partner Award—Rugby, ND, and Archie Hill, former UND faculty member
2009 Public Scholar Award—Steven LeMire, assistant professor, Educational Foundations and Research
2009 Faculty Service-Learning Award—Bridget Thompson, clinical associate professor, Nursing
2009 Engaged Department Award—UND Nonprofit Leadership Program, Heather Helgeson, coordinator
2009 Undergraduate Civic Engagement Award—Theresa Rerick, UND Communication and the Honors Program student
2009 Graduate Civic Engagement Award—Yuliya Kartoshkina, graduate student in Teaching and Learning
2009 Paul V. Boswell Award (presented in Conjunction with the UND Multicultural Student Services)—Alva Irwin, UND alum, and Frank Sage, UND graduate student
-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement, lanarakow@mail.und.edu, 777-2287

Donated leave sought for Jay Kollin

Jay Kollin, academic building services technician, is in need of donated leave. You may send your donation form to Patti, Box 9032, Facilities. Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
-- Patti Schmidt, HR assistant, Facilities Management, pattischmidt@mail.und.edu, 777-2595

Order holiday party platters from Campus Catering

It's time to order your party platters from Campus Catering. As you plan your department or personal holiday functions, remember Campus Catering. Choose from fruit and vegetable trays, cookies and sweetbreads or a silver dollar sandwich platter. Special platters can be delivered or picked up at the Campus Catering Office or at Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop in the Memorial Union. You may charge to Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards at the Stomping Grounds location.

Apple Strudel and Petit Fours Platter: one dozen apple strudel and two dozen petit fours (serves approx. 24)
½ Fruit and ½ Vegetable Platter: A variety of fresh fruit and crisp veggies served with both fruit and vegetable dip. (serves approx. 24)
Cranberry Bread, Petit Fours and Tea Cookie Platter: 1 loaf cranberry bread, 1 dozen petit fours, 3 dozen tea cookies (serves approx. 32)
Silver Dollar Sandwich Platter: 2 dozen silver dollar buns, Swiss and Colby cheese, Turkey, Ham and Tangy Salami (serves approx. 12-15)

Campus Catering offers a full selection of cakes (quarter-sheet cakes, half-sheet cakes, full-sheet cakes), meat & cheese platters, fruit & vegetable trays, punch, taco platters, and 2 foot sub sandwiches. See http://www.dining.und.edu/catering.html or 777-2256 for more information.
-- Diane Brenno, Manager, Campus Catering, dianebrenno@mail.und.edu, 777-2256

Facilities offers tips on winter stormwater pollution prevention

As winter approaches and rain turns to snow, it is still important to consider stormwater pollution. Pollutants such as soaps, fertilizers, automotive fluids, and pet waste can collect in the snow pack, accumulating until a thaw suddenly dumps them into the storm water system. Contaminants that end up in the storm drains are carried off, untreated, to streams and larger bodies of water that are used for drinking, swimming, or fishing.

Here are a few helpful habits to reduce the amount of harmful pollutants entering storm drains this winter season:

• Winterizing vehicles. Check that your car is not leaking oil or other fluids. It takes only a small amount of motor oil to pollute thousands of gallons of water. Also dispose of drained fluids properly. Many service stations will collect used motor oil and recycle it. There is also a drop off sight at the Public Works Facility at 724 N. 47th St. Please do not dump these items down the storm drains.
• Washing vehicles. On a warm winter day, you may be tempted to break out the hose and bucket to get some of the road grime off of your car. Take a moment to see where that runoff is going. Does it wash down the driveway and into the storm drain? If so, all that salt and dirt will enter a stream or pond. Using a car wash facility may cost a few dollars more, but the water will be treated before being released into the watershed.
• De-icing driveways and sidewalks. While it may be habit to stock up on salt for the winter, many people would not consider dumping a bucket of salt on their lawn in the summer. But the results are similar. Salt runs off of your sidewalk and onto the surrounding soil. Consider more environmentally-friendly deicing products like Rain-Ex, Enviro-MLT, or Easy Melt found at most auto parts and home improvement stores.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Clark at 777-3005.
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities Management, debmerrill@mail.und.edu, 777-4878

Empire Arts Center seeks volunteer house managers

The Empire Arts Center is seeking responsible people who enjoy the arts to become volunteer house managers. After interviewing and training, volunteer house managers will be responsible for general oversight of the theater, volunteers and front-of-house activities during events at the Empire Arts Center. This is a great opportunity for people looking to serve the community, experience great performing arts, meet people from all walks of life and hone or develop your management skills. If you, your students, or someone you know would be interested in becoming a volunteer house manager, or if you would like more information, please contact Bethany Andrist, operations coordinator.
-- Bethany Andrist, operations coordinator, Empire Arts Center, bethany@empireartscenter.com, 701-746-5500

Consider the Alerus Center for your events

On behalf of the Alerus Center and UND Professional Services Team (PST), part of the Division of Continuing Education, we invite you to consider Alerus Center's promotions and PST's services for UND events. The Alerus Center has partnered with PST and has created a seamless way of planning events. You work with a professional team which will help you with every step of planning your conference, meeting or convention.

The Alerus Center, the region's largest convention and meeting facility, offers:
· One stop shop - work with one sales professional on room sets, food and equipment
· 12 individual meeting rooms that work great for smaller break-outs
· 30,000 square feet ballroom with 22 feet of ceiling height, divisible into five smaller, contiguous ballrooms for a more intimate setting
·Full service kitchen with a full-time chef
· A 25 percent discount on room rent for all UND related events

UND's Professional Services Team is your premier conference and event planning service provider. We offer:
·Timeline and meeting management
· Budget development and financial services
· Presenter arrangements
· Continuing education application services
· Marketing, website and printing services
· Exhibitor and sponsor services
· On-line registration to include secure credit card payments
· On-site coordination

Alerus Center and UND Professional Services Team have partnered on the following events:
- Midwest Nursing Educator's Academy
- NDGIS Users Conference

The 2009 Midwest Nurse Educator's Academy was so successful that the 2010 event will again be held at the Alerus Center and be coordinated by the Professional Services Team. President Kelley and Steve Hyman, executive director of the Alerus Center, have met and discussed this partnership.

Please complete the following questions and return to gretchenschatz@mail.und.edu :
- Are you a member of a professional society or organization?
- If yes, what is the name of that organization?
- What types of related meetings/conventions do they have and typically where?
-- Gretchen Schatz, Assistant Director, UND PST, 777-2349.

Visitor pay lot by Carnegie is now a 24/7 enforced pay lot

The visitor pay lot by Carnegie became a 24/7 pay lot on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The Parking Office recently installed a pay station located north of the lot by the Babcock Building. Visitors and guests can park in an available space, purchase time at the pay station, place the parking receipt on the dashboard of their vehicle and proceed to their campus destination.

Currently the pay station only takes U.S. cash and coin, but we expect the credit card feature to be enabled soon. No change will be given and no refunds for unused time are offered. As this is now a 24/7 enforced lot, no general parking is permitted.

Attendants will remain on duty to assist you during University business hours through Friday, Dec. 4. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Parking Office at 777-3551.
-- Tim Lee, Parking Office.

Library of the Health Sciences lists Thanksgiving hours

The hours for the Library of the Health Sciences over the Thanksgiving break are:
Thursday, Nov. 26 - closed
Friday, Nov. 27 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28 - 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29 - 1 p.m. to midnight
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences, abyars@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3893

Law Library posts Thanksgiving holiday hours

Thanksgiving weekend hours for the Law Library are Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 26, - closed; Friday, Nov. 27, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 28, noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29, noon to 11 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.edu, 777-3482

Law Library posts extended exam hours

The Law Library will have extended hours during exams. The following is a list of operation hours:
Monday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 4 - 7:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 6 - 10 a.m. to midnight
Monday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 11 - 7:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 13 - 10 a.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 14 - 7:30 a.m. to midnight
Tuesday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Dec.17 - 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.edu, 777-3482

International Centre lists holiday hours

Thursday, Nov. 26 - noon to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving meal will be served; Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28 – Centre will be closed; Sunday, Nov. 29 – Centre will resume its regular hours, open from noon to 10 p.m.
-- Tatjyana Richards, Office Manager, Office of International Programs, tatjyanarichards@mail.und.edu, 777-6438

ITSS lists Thanksgiving Day hours

ITSS will close for the Thanksgiving Day holiday at midnight Wednesday, Nov. 25, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27.
-- David Levenseller, Help Desk Leader, ITSS, davidlevenseller@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2222

Studio One features cake decorators and a pop can tab collector

This weekly Studio One features cake decorators and a pop can tab collector. Tina Meyer and Katie Sanner, bakers at Dakota Harvest Bakery, will demonstrate cake decorating techniques. Meyer says that making a cake from start to finish takes her anywhere from one to two days. After the cake is baked and frosted, it is garnished with sugar paste decorations. See how these professionals decorate cakes.

Julia Wallin, a retired nurse, helps people in a special way. Each year, she collects about a half-a-million pop can tabs. These aluminum tabs are used to buy wheelchairs for children like Ian Dmytriw, an eighth grade paraplegic who had a dream to play football. Thanks to Wallin’s efforts, Ian now has a specialized wheelchair that allows him to play sports. Find out how Wallin continues to help others through her unique collection.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the UND Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 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.
-- Suzanne Irwin, Direcor of Marketing, Studio One, suzanne.irwin@und.edu, 777-3818

Ray Richards lists Christmas golf specials and 2010 season pass information

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

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

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

Museum, Cafe, and Gift Shop holiday hours announced

Museum and Gift Shop hours:
Thursday, Nov. 26 - 1 to 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 27 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - 1 to 5 p.m.

Museum Cafe hours:
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27 - closed
Cafe will reopen Monday, Nov. 30.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Wellness Center lists Thanksgiving hours

The Wellness Center Thanksgiving holiday hours are:
Wednesday, Nov. 25 - 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving; Closed
Friday, Nov. 27 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29 - noon to 11 p.m.
-- Monica Nilson, Coordinator of Guest Experience, Wellness, monicanilson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-0232

Museum Gift Shop sale is Nov. 27

The Museum Gift Shop is offering a Black Friday sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27. Select items 10 percent to 50 percent off. Museum members receive an extra 10 percent off purchases, so consider becoming a member. The Museum Gift Shop is a winter haven away from the holiday hustle and bustle filled with exotic treasures from our region and around the world. Hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry from New York designers, Native American baskets, silk quilts and pillows from India, Pottery and baskets by regional artists, cards, ornaments, children’s gifts and much more. The Museum Gift Shop is also offering a 25 percent discount on most items for Museum volunteers, Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

Museum and Gift Shop Holiday hours:
Thursday, Nov. 26 - 1 to 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 27 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - 1 to 5 p.m.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on the UND campus. 701-777-4195. www.ndmoa.com.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Shop for the holidays at the University Bookstore

The holidays are quickly approaching. Now is the perfect time to begin your holiday shopping. Please visit our Custom Gift website at www.customgifts.efollett.com (password: bookstore) for the perfect holiday gift.

As you know, we also carry a wide variety of merchandise in our store that may serve your immediate needs. Don’t forget you receive a 10 percent discount on merchandise purchases with your school identification. Follett looks forward to serving your special order needs and hopes that the custom gift web site is instrumental in providing the products you need.
-- Ashley Sayles, General Merchandise Manager, UND Bookstore, 777-3975

Museum Cafe announces menu

Sandwiches, Served with fruit and chips
Monte Cubano:
Thin slices of ham, turkey, Swiss cheese and dill pickles served Panini style on hearty bread.

Eggplant Parmesan Hoagie:
Eggplant lightly tossed in panko with grated Parmesan cheese and melted mozzarella, served with marinara sauce on toasted Italian bread.

Roast Beef Philly:
Thinly sliced roast beef, caramelized onions and provolone cheese on a toasted hoagie bun. Your choice of horseradish sauce, mayo, ground mustard, or Grey Poupon.

Soup
Fresh Pea Soup

Salads
Tuna White Bean Salad:
Albacore tuna combined with the flavors of olive oil, red wine vinegar, cannellini bean, sweet red onions, chopped tomatoes, basil, and parsley served on a bed of salad greens.

Spinach and Mandarin Orange:
A combination of crisp lettuce greens and spinach tossed with celery, scallions, and Mandarin oranges, topped with almonds and a sweet vinaigrette.

Museum Cultural Special
Vietnamese Salad Rolls:
A traditional Southwest Asian dish consisting of thinly sliced pork, shrimp, vermicelli, leaf lettuce, bean sprouts and a combination of Asian herbs. Your choice of hoisin dipping sauce, ginger-peanut cilantro sauce, or hot mustard. Served with a side of spinach mandarin salad.

Sandwich Special
Salmon Lox Bagel

Ask server about dessert. Museum Café hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11 to 2 p.m. Take-out available • UND billing accepted • 777-4195
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Internal Job openings listed

The following position vacancies are available only to regular UND staff employees who have successfully completed their six-month probation period, earn annual and sick leave, receive BC/BS health insurance and TIAA-CREF or ND PERS retirement benefits. Current UND faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.

To apply: Please complete UND Application/Control Card form. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications must be received by the deadline date.

Administrative Secretary
Posting Number: #10-151
Closing Date: 12/1/2009
Minimum Salary: $25,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Dean's Office Med

Helicopter Pilot
Posting Number: #10-142
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $31,807 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Flight Operations

Office Coordinator/Account Specialist
Posting Number: #10-143
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $26,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Communication Sci & Disorders

Programmer
Posting Number: #10-144
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $35,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Academic Support Services

Lead Cook
Posting Number: #10-147
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $11.10 plus/hour
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Dining Memorial Union

Catering Supervisor
Posting Number: #10-145
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $9.75 plus/hour
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Dining Retail

Kitchen Manager
Posting Number: #10-148
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $13.95 plus/hour
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Dining Residence

Catering Manager
Posting Number: #10-146
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $18.90 plus/hour
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Dining Retail

Building Services Technician
Posting Number: #10-149
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $20,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities - Housing Maintenance

Building Services Technician
Posting Number: #10-150
Closing Date: 11/27/2009
Minimum Salary: $20,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities - Housing Maintenance

Mechanical Operations Coordinator
Posting Number: #10-136
Closing Date: 11/24/2009
Minimum Salary: $55,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

Senate Scholarly Activities Committee publication awards announced

The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee received two publication applications requesting a total of $666.30 in response to the October call for proposals. The following awards were made at the Committee meeting of Nov. 4:
Barkhouse, Wayne A. (Physics), $321.30
Ellingson, Dee Ann (Accountancy), $345
-- Frank P. Cuozzo, Chair, Senate Scholarly Activies Committee, frank.cuozzo@und.edu, 777-3008

EPSCoR CAN has been released

The FY 2010 NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) has been released. The CAN solicitation is below, but can also be downloaded from NASA NSPIRES. Please note the following items:

1. The total allowable award is $750,000 for three years.
2. Match is set at no less than 50 percent (i.e., $375,000), which is a major change (and improvement) for this solicitation.
3. Notice of Intent are due on Jan. 11, 2010.
4. Two proposals from North Dakota can be submitted and they are due on Feb. 19, 2010. Hardersen is the PI of all proposals, as that is a requirement of this CAN, but the Science-I/Co-I will manage the actual research.
5. Proposals *must* *directly* align with the five ND NASA EPSCoR Research Focus Areas: a) astronomical/planetary sciences, b) Earth sciences, c) materials science, d) small satellite design, development, launch, and operation, and e) planetary space suit research. Note that item e) will not be a part of the upcoming CAN as this RFA has been funded in the last CAN. Proposals must also align with the goals of at least one Mission Directorate. The establishment of *direct* links to NASA and develop strong, collaborative research projects are strongly encouraged. Note that ND NASA EPSCoR is currently beginning to develop a strong solar physics research capability in North Dakota. A strong asteroid spectroscopy program already exists as well. However, proposers are not limited to proposal submissions related to these two research areas.
6. A pre-proposal process will be initiated immediately. PIs desiring to propose to this program must submit a research proposal that includes up to five page of a project description (goals, methodology, alignment with NASA, etc.), plus two pages of a tentative budget. Proposals should be sent to Dr. Paul Hardersen no later than December 15, 2009.
7. $300,000 in cash match is available for the two winning teams (i.e., $150,000 each). In-kind match is also allowable.
8. A briefing for all interested faculty will be held in the UND Department of Space Studies on December 1. Please contact me if you plan on attending. I will give an overview of the program, its goals, and the pre-proposal and proposal submission process.
9. This research opportunity will also be advertised more fully at UND and NDSU in the very near future.

Please contact me if you have any questions. This is a significant funding opportunity and faculty wishing to engage in, or expand, directly NASA relevant research in North Dakota are strongly encouraged to apply. Collaborations between UND and NDSU are also strongly encouraged.
-- Paul S. Hardersen, Associate professor, Space Studies, Hardersen@space.edu, 777-4896

NSF program announcement with limited submission restrictions

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement for the Pre-engineering Education Collaboratives (PEEC) within the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP). PEEC provides support for pilot efforts to establish or enhance engineering pipelines in TCUP institutions, alone or in collaboration with other TCUP institutions and colleges of engineering. Pre-proposals for the PEEC track are required and must be submitted through TCUP. Invited proposals submitted through the PEEC track will be co-reviewed by the directorate for Engineering and the directorate for Education and Human Resources. Official UND institutional support must be obtained for any PEEC proposals involving UND faculty. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for this program, please let me know prior to Dec. 1. (markhoffmann@mail.und.nodak.edu).

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10501/nsf10501.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

Available Formats:
HTML:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10501/nsf10501.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

PDF:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10501/nsf10501.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

TXT:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10501/nsf10501.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25
-- Mark R. Hoffmann, Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development and ND EPSCoR Co-Project Director, ND EPSCoR, markhoffmann@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2492

Kathy Jones has been awarded James R. Antes Faculty Scholarship

The Conflict Resolution Center announces that the James R. Antes Faculty Scholarship has been awarded to Kathy Jones, Instructor, College of Business and Public Administration.

The James R. Antes Faculty Scholarship was established in May 2009 in honor of James R. Antes, Psychology, who helped to establish and lead the Conflict Resolution Center over the past 21 years. Antes conducted significant research and is well-published in the field of Conflict Resolution, in particular, the Transformative Theory of Conflict and Mediation. The intention of our scholarship is to engage faculty from across disciplines in our work through the services we offer, and to encourage continued research and publication through the UND Conflict Resolution Center. We will begin taking nominations in September, 2010 for the next award. Please contact Kristine Paranica, director of the CRC, with any questions.
-- Kristine Paranica, director, UND Conflict Resolution Center

Nursing graduate student receives national public health award

Nursing student Debbie Swanson was recently recognized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) for her contributions to improving health.

Swanson, a student in the Advanced Public Health Nursing master’s specialization, was honored with the 2009 Committee on Affiliates (CoA) Award for Excellence at the annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The award is given to a member whose service is exceptionally meritorious.

Swanson, also a graduate of the College of Nursing bachelor’s program, is currently the nursing and nutrition supervisor at the Grand Forks Public Health Department. As a dedicated advocate for public health, Swanson has spearheaded numerous efforts to advance public health policy in nursing for issues such as tobacco control, immunization, oral health, and obesity.

Tracy Evanson, director of the Advanced Public Health Nursing graduate specialization states, “It was my great pleasure to be present to see Debbie receive this award. Debbie has long been one of our top leaders in public health and public health nursing at the local, state, regional levels, and in recent years she has increasingly been recognized for her influence at the national level, through her work in the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Leader Fellowship and her representation on the governing council of APHA. This national award provides formal recognition of her contributions and she is a very deserving recipient.”

“Debbie is a wonderful asset to nursing and healthcare in Grand Forks, the state and region,” states Julie Anderson, dean of the College of Nursing. “It is through her steadfast leadership that many health initiatives have been developed. Her latest work with the new Northern Valley Dental Health Clinic adds to the cadre of programs that Debbie has played a key role in over the years.”
-- Becky Cournia, alumni and development officer, College of Nursing, beckycournia@mail.und.edu, 777-4526

Paul Sum named Fulbright Scholar to Romania

Paul Sum, a noted UND political scientist teacher, is a Fulbright Scholar for 2009-2010. Sum came to UND in 2000, and teaches courses in comparative and international politics.

The Center for the Study of Democracy at Babesh-Bolyai University in Romania is hosting Sum for the 2009-2010 academic year under his Fulbright award.

At the Center, Sum will conduct research on the not-for-profit sector in Romania. The project will broaden understanding of how democracy works in Romania and provide information for policy makers about the utility of U.S.-funded civil society development assistance programs. As a Fulbright Scholar, Sum teaches graduate-level courses on social science research methodology and transitions to democracy to students enrolled at the Faculty of Political Science & Public Administration, which Sum helped to organize, at Babesh-Bolyai.

Sum earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago; he earned his doctorate in political science from Northwestern University in 1996 and proceeded to a teaching position at a university in Romania to see the country’s transition to democracy firsthand. He still holds the position of lecturer there, teaching summer courses and supervising graduate student projects.

Two years ago Sum was invited to join a team that evaluated the U.S. Agency for International Development’s civil society development program in Romania. Among other accomplishments, Sum has served as country co-director in Romania for two large-scale comparative survey data collection projects.

Sum has received several awards from UND for teaching excellence, research and service, and the UND political science department has received the University Award for Outstanding Departmental Teaching. Sum has been published in scholarly journals such as Eastern European Politics and Society, Law and Social Inquiry, Europe-Asia Studies, and Romanian Journal of Society and Politics.

Today in Romania, Sum follows in the honored academic tradition of several previous UND faculty members who earned the Fulbright distinction. Recent Fulbright Scholars include James Grijalva, the Kenneth and Frances Swenson Professor of Law & Director of the Tribal Environmental Law Project at the UND School of Law, for Aboriginal legal and resource research at the University of Alberta in Edmonton; and Gary Schnellert, associate professor in the department of Educational Leadership, who chosen from a pool of 200 candidates to serve as a faculty member for the Fulbright International Summer Institute located in Bulgaria.

The Fulbright Program is America’s flagship international educational exchange program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. The Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Norwegian American Foundation re-elects Gjovig and elects Opstad to board

Bruce Gjovig of Grand Forks has been re-elected to the board of the Norwegian American Foundation for another three-year term, and Steinar Opstad of Sarpsborg, Norway has been elected to the board for a three-year term. Gjovig currently sits on the executive committee of the foundation, serving as treasurer. The quarterly board meetings were recently held in Seattle Washington.

The Norwegian American Foundation is an international nonprofit created in 2001 with the vision of furthering cooperation among all Norwegian American organizations and strengthening the ties with Norway and people throughout North America who, through ancestry and interest, have a special relationship with Norway. One of their initiatives is bringing news to North America about contemporary Norway and the Norwegian American community to ensure that new generations in both countries are aware of the history and strong bonds between the two countries. The Norwegian American Foundation's information system is built around http://www.Norway.com , the largest gateway to modern Norway with over 15 million annual readers and the national newspaper, the Norwegian-American Weekly.

Gjovig is entrepreneur coach and director of the UND Center for Innovation and has served as the Chair of Nordic Initiative since 1997, and initiative to foster education, trade, technology and cultural exchanges with the Nordic countries and the Northern Red River Valley. Nordic Initiative is composed of 45 volunteers who champion various connections with Nordic countries.

Opstad is the founder of The American College of Norway in Moss, Norway, a project he undertook in cooperation with UND. Opstad is a retired business and communications executive and the recipient of an honorary UND degree in 2008.

Loren Anderson is President of the Norwegian American Foundation. Anderson is a native of Rugby, North Dakota, a graduate of Concordia College and has been president of Pacific Lutheran University since 1991.