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ISSUE: Volume 44, Number 50: February 20, 2007

Contents
Top Stories
President introduces Dan Martinson as Division I transition liaison
Events to Note
University Chamber Orchestra concert is tonight
Continuing education candidate open forum set for Feb. 21
Shuttle service offered for Founders Day banquet
PEXS chair candidate gives presentation Feb. 22
Libby Rankin Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series is Feb. 22
Ethiopian torture victim will speak at law lecture
Storytime event showcases talents of people with Down syndrome
Spring aviation safety meeting is Feb. 22
Joseph Magner presents next LEEPS lectures Feb. 23
Global Visions series features Korean film
Information session for prospective Fulbright scholars is March 5
Public meeting will discuss storm water
UND Indian Association offers Time-Out Week book discussion
Announcements
Submit requests for SGIDs now
UND Writers Conference needs financial help
Call for STF repurposed computer equipment
American Indian Research forum calls for posters
Proposals sought for Family Connections Conference
Law students offer free tax preparation assistance
Academic apparel package on sale at Barnes & Noble at UND
Studio One features mobile drug testing, spanking ban
Ethiopia Reads works to improve literacy
Thai Week continues at North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe
Internal job openings listed
President introduces Dan Martinson as Division I transition liaison

This is to introduce Dan Martinsen to the members of UND’s greater campus community.

A native of Ashland, Wis., Dan earned a degree in English from UND in 1973. While attending college, he was a football Letterwinner, earning All-American status in 1970 and 1971. Dan was also named to the first team All-Conference three consecutive years and was inducted into our Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986. After graduation, Dan carried on a successful business career for 10 years before starting his own company, Select Benefit Administrators of America. As president and CEO of the company, Dan successfully built his business from the ground up. He eventually sold part of it in 1999 and fully divested in 2004.

Dan has a deep interest in UND and the University’s move to and through the Division I transition process. He has volunteered to work, without compensation, to help make the transition as successful as possible. Since the transition involves personnel in athletics and personnel throughout the entire University, there is a need for someone to help me look after all of the details of the transition on an everyday ongoing basis. Dan will be serving in this role. Dan will also be serving as a member of the transition team, or what is sometimes called the Division I Commission. He also is serving as a member of UND’s National Campaign Steering Committee, assisting the University in the design and conduct of a comprehensive capital campaign.

Dan and his wife, Mary (Fischer), ’72, recently moved back to Grand Forks. They have four sons. Mary’s father, Robert Fischer, taught in the Microbiology and Immunology Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences for 36 years.

Please extend Dan every courtesy in his work in helping make the University’s transition to Division I in all sports as smooth and effective as possible – remembering that Dan is a volunteer without budgetary or line authority working on my behalf in the interest of the entire University. As such, he serves as a liaison to and with the Office of the President, keeping me informed of the movement across all fronts toward Division I and ensuring that my input is made available to all of those working on the transition.

Charles E. Kupchella, President

University Chamber Orchestra concert is tonight

The UND Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Eric Lawson, will present a program of string orchestra literature at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Included in the program will be "Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus" by Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi's D Major Concerto for Guitar and Strings featuring Jeff Anvinson, "Elegy" from Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings" and two short pieces by Eric Lawson.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $3 for students, and $12 for a family including two adults and two children.
-- Eric Lawson, Assistant professor of music, Music, eric.lawson@und.nodak.edu, 777-2826

Continuing education candidate open forum set for Feb. 21

Kenneth Brauchle will visit campus Feb. 20-21 to interview for the associate vice president for outreach services and dean of outreach programs position in the Division of Continuing Education. Dr. Brauchle is currently assistant dean of extended studies and director of the Center for Professional Development at Boise State University. He has been involved with technical, vocational and higher education for adults for over 20 years, and has held administrative posts in continuing education at three institutions. He has extensive administrative experience in graduate, undergraduate, technical and non-credit contract training. Dr. Brauchle’s professional interests include program development, outcomes assessment and distance education, and he has taught in technical, undergraduate and graduate programs. He holds a Ph.D. in the administration of adult education from the University of Alaska and a master’s in organizational management from the University of La Verne. Originally from Syracuse, N.Y., Dr. Brauchle has lived in several states, including several years in Alaska. His curriculum vitae is available for review at http://www.conted.und.edu/search/brauchle/files/vita.pdf.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend an open forum by Dr. Brauchle Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 9 a.m. in Room 16/18, Swanson Hall.
-- John Watson, Chair, Search Committee, johnwatson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3412

Shuttle service offered for Founders Day banquet

Because of the construction of the parking ramp, UND employees planning to attend the Founders Day banquet Thursday, Feb. 22, are asked to consider keeping their cars in their day-time parking spots during the banquet to help minimize congestion in the parking lots near the Memorial Union. If you can walk to the Union for the banquet, please consider that option. For those unable to walk to the Union, and for the benefit of our guests coming from off campus, a shuttle service will run to the Union from the parking lot north of Memorial Stadium (at the corner of University Ave. and Columbia Road). The shuttle will run from 4:45 to 10 p.m.

The 2007 Founders Day banquet is Thursday, Feb. 22, second floor, Memorial Union, beginning with a social at 5:45 p.m. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

If you have questions, please call 777-2724.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events, dawnbotsford@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-6393

PEXS chair candidate gives presentation Feb. 22

Dennis Caine will give his research presentation on "My Journey: From Auxology to Epidemiology" from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Swanson Hall, Rooms 16-18. Dr. Caine is a candidate for the chair position in the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science.

Caine received his doctorate from the University of Oregan. His primary area of concentration is human growth, and his seconday area of concentration is gerontology. Caine is a professor of phyical education, health and recreation at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash.
-- Dr. Sandra Short, Assoc. Professor/Chair, Physical Education & Exercise Science, sandra_short@und.nodak.edu, 777-4325

Libby Rankin Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series is Feb. 22

This spring the Office of Instructional Development launched the Libby Rankin Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series. Libby envisioned this series as a campus-wide conversation on the process of inquiry into better teaching. For our Feb. 1 kick-off we welcomed nationally known teacher/scholar Craig Nelson to campus. The series continues with a presentation by Dexter Perkins (professor of geology), a UND Bush Teaching Scholar. Rounding out the spring series will be a presentation by Patti Alleva (Rodney and Betty Webb Professor of Law), another UND Bush Teaching Scholar, on March 29.

While other speaker series focus on the results of research or scholarly activity, the SoTL series will also focus on what questions prompt scholars to look into their teaching -— and their students’ learning -— more deeply, what methods of inquiry they used, what they learned from the experience, and how their teaching has changed as a result.

Please mark your calendar and plan on coming for some interesting talk and lively discussion on topics of interest to faculty from all disciplines.

Feb. 22, Dexter Perkins, professor of geology, will discuss “Thinking About Teaching and Teaching About Thinking: What Should Our Students be Learning in Our Classrooms and How Will We Know When They Have Learned It?” The reception is from 3:30 to 4 p.m, with the presentation from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library.

March 29, Patti Alleva, Rodney and Betty Webb Professor of Law, will present “Learning for Life: The Imperative of Self-Awareness in Teaching and Practicing.” The reception is from 3:30 to 4 p.m., with the presentation at 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library.
-- Anne Kelsch, Assistant Professor, History, anne_kelsch@und.nodak.edu, 777-6489

Ethiopian torture victim will speak at law lecture

Hirut Abebe-Jiri, a victim of torture in her native Ethiopia, will be at the UND School of Law Thursday, Feb. 22. She will describe her extraordinary story of leaving Ethiopia, applying for and receiving asylum in Canada, and discovering that her torturer was living in the United States among his victims. She was the named plaintiff in a successful federal torts claims action, a landmark U.S. human rights law decision. The publicity of that case ultimately led to her torturer being expelled from the United States; he was returned to Ethiopia, where he had been tried in absentia for his crimes and sentenced to life inprisonment.

There will be a keynote address Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Baker Courtroom, Law School. Gregory Gordon will frame the legal aspects of catching human rights violators who are living in United States undetected. Hirut will then speak about her personal experiences, both in Ethiopia and during the case.

On Friday, Feb. 23, at 12:10 p.m., there will be a lunch session with Hirut to facilitate a smaller, more one-on-one discussion. Free pizza will be provided. This will be in Room 8 of the Law School.

Both events are free and open to the public. These events are sponsored by Law Women's Caucus and the Multicultural Awareness Committee.
-- Amanda Grafstrom, Vice-President, Law Womens Caucus, amanda.grafstrom@students.law.und.edu, 701-777-9197

Storytime event showcases talents of people with Down syndrome

All are welcome to a special storytime event at Barnes & Noble University Bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, to showcase the talents and abilities of people with Down syndrome. Mary Jo Esslinger, a young woman with Down syndrome, will be a featured reader. The event will also include special appearances by musician Matt Houska and artist Karen Miller, both of whom have Down syndrome. Houska, a native of Grafton, N.D., plays the piano, guitar and harmonica. Miller, of Grand Forks, will exhibit artwork from her collection. For more information call The Arc Upper Valley at 772-3148.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, ascurry@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-0871

Spring aviation safety meeting is Feb. 22

The spring aviation safety meeting is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The theme is “Human Factors in Aircraft Accidents and the FAA Safety Team.” The meeting is free and open to the public.

The FAA Safety Team was launched in 2006 with the following goals:
* Reducing the commercial airline fatal accident rate;
* Reducing the number of fatal accidents in general aviation; and
* Reducing the risk of runway incursions.

Visit http://www.faasafety.gov/about/mission.aspx for more information.
-- Karen Ryba, director of communications, aerospace, ryba@aero.und.edu, 777-4761

Joseph Magner presents next LEEPS lectures Feb. 23

Joe Magner, senior research scientist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and University of Minnesota adjunct professor, presents two LEEPS lectures Friday, Feb. 23. The first, "A Sentinel Watershed-Systems Approach to Future Water Quality Management," will be held at noon in 100 Leonard Hall. Magner will discuss "Selected Minnesota Riparian Systems: Geochemical and Isotopic Analysis of Hydrologic Pathways and Water Quality Response" at 3 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall.

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS) brings nationally and internationally known scientists and others to UND to give talks on cutting-edge science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.

For more information, contact Phil Gerla, 777-3305.
-- Phil Gerla, Associate Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering, philgerla@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701-777-3305

Global Visions series features Korean film

"Woman is the Future of Man," a Korean film, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

The Global Visions film series brings an exciting array of films to the community of Grand Forks for the fourth consecutive year. All films are free and open to the public and are held Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.

Two films are shown each month; they are sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and are funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee. Global Visions Film Series is currently the only venue in Grand Forks to show independent films from around the world. Last fall, the series presented films from South Africa, Senegal, India, France, Ireland, and Korea; this spring, the series continues with films from a variety of global settings that include the United States, Sri-Lanka, Russia, and Spain.

Film Synopsis:
A sense of loss permeates the wonderfully titled South Korean film, "Woman Is the Future of Man," where memory, desire and raw self-interest clash against one another with startling poignancy. A story about two men and the woman they separately possessed and then each abandoned, the film was directed by Hong Sang-soo, one of the most exciting and authentically individual filmmakers to emerge on the world stage recently. Wreathed in a profound melancholy, Mr. Hong's films lyrically explore the limits of subjectivity, both its pathos and its dangers, often through different viewpoints that don't so much cancel one another out as add another tile to the mosaic of existence. "Woman Is the Future of Man" is Mr. Hong in a minor key. Some 40 years ago, when Michelangelo Antonioni was the subject of adult conversation and mainstream debate, a film like "Woman Is the Future of Man" would have slipped easily into a New York art house. Mr. Hong is not yet the equal of Mr. Antonioni, but it has become increasingly difficult to see intellectually stimulating, aesthetically bold films like this in American theaters. — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.
-- Marcia Mikulak, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, marcia.mikulak@und.nodak.edu, 77704718

Information session for prospective Fulbright scholars is March 5

Karen Watts, a staff member with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is coming to UND to offer a workshop on the Fulbright program for faculty and professionals. The workshop will help you:
• learn about lecturing and research opportunities in 150 countries;
• get advice on which country to apply to and how to make contacts abroad;
• learn how to prepare the Fulbright application;
• explore how your department can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars.

This workshop will be held in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl Monday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and all interested faculty and staff are invited. Advance planning can be very important to the eventual success of an application, so you are strongly encouraged to attend, even if it might be some years until you’re ready to submit an application.

Ms. Watts needs to receive an estimate of attendance in advance, so please respond if you anticipate attending this event. To reserve a seat, please contact Joan Hawthorne (joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu) by noon Wednesday, Feb. 28.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office, joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu, 7-4684

Public meeting will discuss storm water

The Federal Clean Water Act established storm water requirements to control the direct discharge of pollutants into waters of the state. Under delegation from EPA and the NDSDH, the City of Grand Forks, University of North Dakota and Grand Forks County have been given responsibility for regulating the discharge of storm water from their jurisdictions to the Red River and the English Coulee, which flow through the City of Grand Forks.

This notice has been issued to meet the requirement to inform the public about the upcoming meeting, so that they may provide comments on the storm water pollution prevention plans. Specific questions on any aspect of the city, the county or the University storm water pollution prevention plan may be directed to the contacts listed at the bottom of this notice.

The storm water public input meeting will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Grand Forks City Hall, 255 N. Fourth St., Room A101.

For further information about the city plan, contact Melanie Parvy-Biby at 746-2570, ext. 232; for the county plan, contact Carole McMahon at 780-8412; and for the University plan, contact Paul Clark at 777-3005.
-- Paul Clark, Associate Director, Facilities, paulclark@mail.und.edu, 701-777-3005

UND Indian Association offers Time-Out Week book discussion

The UND Indian Association has been selected by the North Dakota Humanities Council to host a North Dakota Reads book discussion on "The Grass Dancer" by Susan Power at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore Monday, April 16, at 4 p.m. Birgit Hans, professor and chair of Indian Studies, will facilitate the discussion. This session is offered as part of the 38th annual UNDIA Time-Out Week.

The purpose of the North Dakota Humanities Council book discussions is to cultivate public conversation on deeply engaging topics within the humanities, including diversity and tolerance, ethics and integrity, civil liberties and civil rights, globalization, and the role of faith in people’s lives. Discussions provide an open, non-threatening forum for talking about issues presented through the medium of literature.

Participation is free and open to the public. Multiple copies of "The Grass Dancer" are available for check out from the Chester Fritz Library at the access services desk and at the Grand Forks Public Library. Books are also being sold at Barnes & Noble.

The program is sponsored by the UND Indian Association and is funded by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about the book discussion, contact Dawn Botsford at 777-6393. For more details about the 38th annual UNDIA Time-Out Week and Wacipi, go to www.und.edu/org/undia.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events, dawnbotsford@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-6393

Submit requests for SGIDs now

The semester is rapidly moving forward, and this is a perfect time to request an SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) in order to receive midterm feedback from students in your classroom. A trained SGID facilitator will come into your class to meet with students, and you'll receive a confidential report providing a summary of students' comments about what's helping them learn in your class and what changes might improve their learning. The emphasis is entirely on formative feedback, and the sole purpose is to help faculty stay focused on continuous improvement of teaching and learning at UND.

To request an SGID, please contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or jana_hollands@und.nodak.edu). For questions about the process, contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-4684 or joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu).
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office, joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu, 7-4684

UND Writers Conference needs financial help

The UND Writers Conference needs your help. We receive a small amount of money from our endowment and we do have support from the University. Nevertheless, we need to raise approximately $20,000 each year for our operating budget. If you would like to help ensure the continuation of the conference as a free and open cultural, intellectual festival for the whole community, please consider a donation either to the endowment or to next year's operating budget. To contribute to either account, please contact the UND Foundation at Box 8157 or phone 777-2611. A payroll deduction plan is also available.
-- Liz Harris-Behling and Heidi Czerwiec, Co-Directors, Writers Conference, English, beckyhaugen@mail.und.edu, 7-3321

Call for STF repurposed computer equipment

The Student Technology Fee (STF) Committee awarded funds to a number of departments and other units in the last academic year. As part of the award process, each department and unit is asked how many computers can be repurposed and used by another department or unit.

The STF committee is requesting proposals for those computers that are now available for repurposing. Please indicate as part of your proposal which computers on the repurposing list will meet your needs. We will strive to accommodate your request. A list of available equipment can be found on the call for repurposed computer equipment web page at: http://www.und.edu/org/stf/callforredeployment.htm

The proposal form is found at: http://www.und.edu/org/stf/forms.html

The completed request can be submitted via e-mail (carolhjelmstad@mail.und.edu) or by campus mail to Carol Hjelmstad in the CIO’s office, Stop 9041.

The deadline for submitting proposals is March 9. Proposals will be reviewed and computers distributed shortly after this review process.
-- Carol Hjelmstad, Administrative Assistant, ITSS, carolhjelmstad@mail.und.edu, 777-3172

American Indian Research forum calls for posters

Researchers, practitioners, and students are invited to submit poster abstracts for the fifth annual American Indian Research Forum to be held Thursday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Memorial Union.

Posters should feature current research activities concerning health risk and health promotion among Native American communities.

Abstract topic examples include, but are not limited to: aging, AIDS, alcohol and substance abuse, alternative healing practices, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, environmental health, epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention, health services research, injury prevention, maternal and children health, mental health, nutrition, oral health, women's health and traditional medicine.

Deadline: must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1. For detailed instructions on preparing and submitting abstracts, visit: http://medicine.nodak.edu/crh/airf/
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS Center for Rural Health, ascurry@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-0871

Proposals sought for Family Connections Conference

The theme of the Family Connections Conference is "When Children Have Special Needs." The conference will be June 13-16 at the Doublewood Inn, Fargo, N.D.

Proposals are due March 2. Please submit online at: www.conted.und.edu/connections

Invitation
Professionals who serve children with special needs and their families are invited to submit ideas for presentations at the Family Connections Conference.

What is the Family Connections Conference?
This conference seeks to strengthen connections and enhance family support by bringing together families with children who have delays, disabilities, and chronic health needs, and the professionals who support those families.

Who should present?
Professionals who serve kids with special needs and their families are invited to present, including: educators, early interventionists, family support specialists, health professionals, social workers, childcare workers, child developmental specialists, legislators, administrators, counselors, and other professionals who provide support to families.

What should I present about?
Topics need to be relevant for both families and professionals as they have the option to attend the same sessions.

Strands / topics
Presenters should focus on the following strands/topic areas:
* Community Development
* Early Intervention
* Education
* Family Support
* Health and Mental Health
* Transition

All accepted two-hour concurrent session presenters also receive a complimentary full conference registration. This allows the presenter to receive admittance to all sessions and exhibits, continental breakfasts, refreshments, and CEUs (except graduate credit).

How do I submit my proposal?
For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit www.conted.und.edu/connections.

You may also contact the office of Conference Services at 777-2663 or toll free at 866-579-2663.

Deadline:
All proposals must be submitted online and are due March 2. Notification of acceptance or denial letters will be e-mailed to you the week of March 19.
-- Robyn von Ruden, Conference Coordinator, Division of Continuing Education, robynvonruden@mail.und.nodak.edu, 7-4274

Law students offer free tax preparation assistance

UND law students will prepare and electronically file income tax returns, free of charge, for individuals who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The School of Law’s Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA) is sponsoring the effort that will run through April 12.

Tax returns will be prepared in the Prairie Room, Memorial Union, every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. No appointment is necessary as taxpayers will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Taxpayers need to bring identification, 2006 W-2 forms and their 2005 income tax forms. Law students will assist in filing both state and federal income tax returns. Some Saturday sites will be provided but are yet to be determined.

VITA is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) program allowing community organizations to assist people who cannot prepare their own taxes or afford professional assistance, particularly families who earn annual incomes less than $36,000 or taxpayers who are disabled, elderly, or non-English speaking. The IRS trains VITA volunteers on assisting individuals file, including training on special credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly. The program works in conjunction with the State of North Dakota.

This is the second year that PILSA has operated the VITA site. This is the only VITA site available on campus. For more information about the program, please contact the School of Law at 777-2104, or e-mail vita@und-pilsa.org. Information can also be obtained on the Internet at http://www.und-pilsa.org. -- School of Law.

Academic apparel package on sale at Barnes & Noble at UND

Collegiate apparel package price is offered at Barnes & Noble at UND for $499. Items sold separately are $572.50, and include faculty model black gabardine robe, doctoral hood, four- or eight-sided tam, and gold silk tassel. Gabardine is our most popular fabric. It is 100 percent polyester, requires little or no ironing, releases stains easily, and breathes so you stay cool and comfortable! Degree colors available are standard black, Ph.D. (blue), medicine (green), and law (purple). Upgrade with gold or silver bullion tassel, $518, or substitute tam with mortarboard and rayon tassel, $443. Package prices valid through June 30.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, michelle_aberanthey@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2103

Studio One features mobile drug testing, spanking ban

Learn how one person is helping employers prevent drug use in the workplace on the next edition of Studio One. Sherry Seba is a mobile drug and alcohol tester who is on call 24 hours a day. Companies hire Seba to help cut down drug use and loss of productivity in employees. Learn what a day in the life of a mobile drug tester is like and how it can benefit the workplace on Studio One.

Also on the show this week, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 90 percent of parents in the United States report having spanked their children. However, a California lawmaker is drafting legislation that would ban spanking. Hear what some are saying regarding this subject.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center, meghan.flaagan@und.edu, 777-3818

Ethiopia Reads works to improve literacy

Ethiopia Reads works to improve literacy and create a culture of reading in Ethiopia, in order to bring hope, vision and educational skills to this generation of Ethiopian children. Ethiopia Reads plants libraries for children, publishes books in local Ethiopian languages and trains teachers and librarians to nurture a love of reading and books. Locally, Ethiopian Children's Book Week will be celebrated April 2-6. This year the Ethiopian President Girma will open book week activities.

Your help is needed to reach all of our goals for 2007. You are invited to join our international network of friends who are building a reading culture in Ethiopia, one book at a time.

As 2007 begins, Ethiopia Reads will:
* Open five new children's school libraries in Addis Ababa
* Continue work on new children's books that will be published in Amharic and English
* Train staff and provide books for five additional school libraries, in partnership with our friends at Children of Ethiopia Education Fund
* Continue planning for our biggest Ethiopia Children's Book Week celebration ever
* Launch the first-ever Ethiopian Children's Book Week in the United States, with a culminating festival in Washington, D.C.

Check our web site www.ethiopiareads.org for photos, updates, and more. The Profiles In Caring video on the web site is available to show to your staff and/or students. If you'd like to become an Friend of Ethiopia Reads Partner, please send your name, address, phone number, e-mail and how you might like to help Ethiopia Reads to: Ann Porter, 3623 Kimberly Court, Grand Forks, ND 58201 or e-mail her at mgporter@gra.midco.net.
-- Ray Lagasse, Director, International Programs, International Programs, raymondlagasse@mail.und.edu, 701.777.2938

Thai Week continues at North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe

Thai week continues at the North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe.
* Feb. 20, Entrée: Chicken Satay; Soup: Piquant Prawn Soup
* Feb. 21, Entrée: Stir Fry Tofu and Veggies; Soup: Piquant Prawn Soup
* Feb. 22, Entrée: Gai Pad Khing; Soup: Coconut Milk Soup with Chicken
* Feb. 23, Entrée: Thai Beef Flambe; Soup: Coconut Milk Soup with Chicken

The Museum Café and Coffee Shop, located in the lower level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Take-out is available, UND billing is accepted, and the conference room is available for luncheons. We also cater weekend and evening events, 777-4195

Visit the Museum Cafe online at http://www.ndmoa.com/cafe.html
-- Connie Hulst, Office Manager, North Dakota Museum of Art, chulst@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 Cardform. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications MUST be received by the deadline date.

EXECUTIVE/PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/COACHES:

POSITION: Programmer, Aerospace, #07-220
DEADLINE: (I) 2/23/2007
SALARY: $28,000 - $32,000

POSITION: Research Associate, Family and Community Medicine, #07-215
DEADLINE: (I) 2/20/2007
SALARY: $38,800 - $40,000

POSITION: Associate Vice President for Outreach Services & Dean of Outreach Programs, #07-091
DEADLINE: Internal applicants will be considered with the external. Open Until Filled (Review of applications will begin November 15, 2006.)
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL: No current openings.

OFFICE SUPPORT:

POSITION: Administrative Assistant, Center for Rural Health, #07-218
DEADLINE: (I) 2/21/2007
SALARY: $25,000 - $32,000

POSITION: Administrative Assistant, TRIO, #07-222
DEADLINE: (I) 2/22/2007
SALARY: $23,338 - $28,000

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE:

POSITION: Maintenance Mechanic (M-F, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, #07-223
DEADLINE: (I) 2/26/2007
SALARY: $22,000 - $30,000

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Facilities, #07-219
DEADLINE: (I) 2/22/2007
SALARY: $16,037 - $20,000
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621