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ISSUE: Volume 44, Number 34: December 19, 2006

Contents
Top Stories
New UND aerospace facility under construction in Lumberton, N.C.
Events to Note
Wellness Center provides weight management class
Announcements
Purchasing lists policies and procedures
ITSS lists holiday hours
International Centre lists holiday hours
Police Department is upgrading radio system
Channel 3 to show "N.D. Clay: The Cable Years"
Donated leave requested for Jill Larsen
Children's Center has spring openings
UND travel card to have new look
Ray Richards golf course 2007 season passes now available
Ray Richards offers Christmas golf special
North Dakota Museum of Art suggests gift ideas
Chester Fritz tickets make great gifts!
Jump start your New Year's resolution
Staff Senate names 31 Days of Glory winners
Wellness Center lists 12 days of wellness
North Dakota Museum of Art lists cafe specials
Internal job openings listed
New UND aerospace facility under construction in Lumberton, N.C.

Construction crews will build a new flight training facility for the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF) and the Robeson Community College (RCC) Flight Training Center in Lumberton, N.C. UNDAF has partnered with Robeson Community College to provide collegiate flight training to meet the growing demands in the aviation industry in career fields such as airport management, air traffic control, and commercial aviation.

The new facility will be located on the Lumberton Regional Airport next to the terminal. The facility will include aircraft storage and additional space to provide classrooms, flight training devices, a flight planning room, instructor briefing rooms and an aircraft dispatch area.

The four-year educational options through the Lumberton Flight Training Center include commercial aviation, flight education, aviation management, and a newly-added air traffic control option. All programs are offered through articulation agreements between the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and Robeson Community College.

The facility should be completed before the Mid Atlantic Fly-In and Sports Aviation Convention to be held May 18-20, 2007.

Wellness Center provides weight management class

A healthy weight for EVERYbody! The Wellness Center is providing a class devoted to weight management and the attainment of a healthy lifestyle. Topics to be covered include: food label reading, physical activity, preparing healthy meals, dealing with emotions and food, making healthy choices, goal setting motivation, and much more.

This class is taught by a licensed registered dietitian and runs 10 weeks. It is held in two separate sessions, Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., starting Jan. 16 and ending April 5. The cost for members is $40 and $75 for non-members. Register today at the Wellness Center welcome desk to reserve your spot!
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center, amandaeickhoff@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Purchasing lists policies and procedures

A policy and procedure titled, “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty,” is available from the purchasing office. A copy may be requested from purchasing at 777-2681 or at
http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/html/Policies%20&%20Procedures.html#equipment.

When a purchase for personal computers exceeds $5,000, use a purchase requisition to place the order. Do not purchase one at a time using more than one voucher or make repeat purchases on the MasterCard purchasing card. You may receive a discount for ordering greater quantities. In some instances, vendors may require a purchase order regardless of price.

When obtaining quotes for Gateway, please go to the ITSS (Information Technology Systems and Services) web site.

Cellular phone service for University use should be purchased through the state contract with Alltel. The UND Alltel representative, Ken Hoffman, can be reached at 772-4201 or 701-360-4096. Departments are charged monthly via a journal import from the UND telecommunication’s office. If cellular phone service is to be purchased outside of the state contract, telecommunications must approve it. Exempted cellular phone services must be processed by submitting the phone service agreement and a purchase requisition to the purchasing office for the creation of a blanket purchase order.

The UND conflict of interest policy requires all employees who currently have a business interest in a business entity, or whose spouse, child, sibling, parent, or relative-in-law has a business interest in a business entity that currently does business with the University, or could potentially do business with the University, must complete the “notification of business interest” form and submit it to the purchasing office.

Departments should disregard/destroy any credit card offers from vendors (Example: Target, MilesOne Business Platinum Visa, Sears, and Lowes Home Improvement Stores). Department personnel are not authorized to enter into any credit card agreements that are not administered by UND. UND only supports the MasterCard purchasing card and the Visa travel card.

To obtain a purchasing card:
â–ª Contact Janelle McGarry, Purchasing, 777-3881
▪ Submit to purchasing, the purchasing card application form (located at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/index.html, select “forms”)
â–ª Attend a required purchasing card training session prior to receiving the card.

Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can be directed to Scott Schreiner at 777-2681.
-- Vicki Von Harz, Secretary, Purchasing, vickivonharz@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2682

ITSS lists holiday hours

Information Technology Systems and Services will close for the Christmas Day holiday at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26. ITSS will also close for the New Year’s Day holiday at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2. -- Craig Cerkowniak, associate director, ITSS.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

International Centre lists holiday hours

From Dec. 18, through Jan. 4, the International Centre will be open only during regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Centre will be closed the weekends of Dec. 23-25, and Dec. 30 – Jan.1.
-- Raymond Lagasse, OIP Director, International Programs, raymondlagasse@mail.und.edu, 777-4231

Police Department is upgrading radio system

The UND Police Department and all other law enforcement and emergency services agencies in Grand Forks County and the region are updating and changing our radio communications. In order to communicate effectively to those departments on campus that have their own radio systems, the UND PD is asking for all departments who have their own radio communication systems to send an e-mail to danlund@mail.und.edu at UND PD letting us know what frequencies you are running and if you are licensed through the FCC. The sooner we can get that information, the better. Thank you very much for your assistance. — UND Police.

Channel 3 to show "N.D. Clay: The Cable Years"

The documentary, “N.D. Clay: The Cable Years,” will be shown on Channel 3 in Grand Forks during December and January. “N.D. Clay: The Cable Years” describes the history and tradition of the University's Ceramics Department, specifically the involvement of Margaret Kelly Cable.

“Cable’s art and teaching provide the opportunity to explore a part of UND’s and North Dakota’s youthful past from which a great deal of pride can be taken,” says Don Miller, UND art professor.

Cable taught over 1,800 students while at UND and received several prestigious ceramics awards, including the Charles Fergus Binns Medal for Excellence in Art from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, and the American Ceramic Society. Cable’s pottery is highly coveted by ceramic collectors across the U.S. and has been given as gifts to Crown Princess Martha of Norway and President John F. Kennedy.

“Cable’s impressions in clay are not only insightful, but also inspirational,” says Miller. “Despite her near legendary status among art pottery authorities, until recently, there was very little information about her or her work available.”

“N.D. Clay: The Cable Years” will air Dec. 24-30 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m on Grand Forks Cable Channel 3. The documentary will also be shown Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in January. Closed captioning is available for viewers.

The UND Ceramics Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010.
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center, meghan.flaagan@und.edu, 777-3818

Donated leave requested for Jill Larsen

Donations of leave are sought for Jill Larsen, verification clerk, student financial aid, due to a serious illness. She and her family thank you for your generosity. Please send a donated leave form to Cathy Krostue, student financial aid, Stop 8371. For a form, go to www.und.edu/dept/payroll, then click on forms.

Children's Center has spring openings

The University Children's Center has full-time and part-time openings available for 2-5 year olds. The Center is strategically located on campus, with easy access to most academic buildings and housing complexes. Children at the Center are cared for in small groups by teachers with degrees in early childhood education or a related field. A day at the University Children's Center includes a USDA-approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice of rest or nap time, opportunities to play outdoors and planned developmentally appropriate activities.

Faculty, staff and Greater Grand Forks community rates:
Full day: $26, pre-school; $29, toddler
Half day: $20, pre-school; $24, toddler
Head Start children arriving at UCC at 11:30 a.m.: $22

Student rates:
Full day: $24, pre-school; $27, toddler
Half day: $18, pre-school; $22, toddler
Head Start children arriving at UCC at 11:30 a.m.: $20

Academic year registration fee: $30
Summer registration fee: $20
The University Apartment Resident (UAR) discount of $2 per day or half day still applies!
For additional care (hourly rate): $4

For more information, please call 777-3947. You may also visit the UCC web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu
-- Jo-Anne Yearwood, Program Director/Instructor, University Childrens Center, joanneyearwood@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701-777-3947

Ray Richards golf course 2007 season passes now available

The 2007 golf season passes for faculty and staff are now available for $220. Starting this year with the golf season pass; it also includes a season pass for the driving range ($140 value). Passes may be purchased by stopping at the Chester Fritz Box Office or by phone 777-4094. The box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Remember that passes may be paid through payroll deduction over six pay periods.
-- Tom Swangler, Assistant Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium/Ray Richards Golf Course, tom_swangler@mail.und.edu, 7-4094

UND travel card to have new look

The UND travel card vendor changed the design of the travel card. For further information and diagrams of the new cards, please see the news for travel card holders link on the accounting services web site at www.und.edu/dept/accounts >Updates to Policies and Procedures>News for Travel Card Holders.

You may also contact accounting services with any questions at 777-2771. -- Carl Iseminger, accounting services.

Ray Richards offers Christmas golf special

Ray Richards golf course is offering a last minute Christmas golf special. Buy a punch card for five rounds of golf for $45 ($60 value) or 10 rounds of golf for $90 ($120 value). Added bonus: The buyer will receive a free round of golf for every five rounds they buy. Christmas golf special punch cards may be bought by stopping in 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 through Friday.
-- Tom Swangler, Assistant Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium/Ray Richards Golf Course, tom_swangler@mail.und.edu, 7-4094

North Dakota Museum of Art suggests gift ideas

The North Dakota Museum of Art has the following gift ideas:
• Gift certificates available for Museum Shop and Museum Café
• Ornaments from Peru, India, and China, $2 to $14
• Pottery – featured artist Cyrus Swann, Pine River, Minn., $15 to $110
• Kitchen stoneware with handwoven pine baskets from Columbia, $32 to $112
• Jewelry created by local and regional artists, $10 to $200
• Handwoven bags by SuRevolution, $76 to $200
• Primal Elements handmade soap, $6.50/bar
• Gourmet coffee from Dirt Road Roasting, Cooperstown, N.D.
• Unique home décor items
• Assorted books, CDs and paper goods

If you are in need of a last minute idea for your holiday shopping, stop by the Museum Shop!
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Chester Fritz tickets make great gifts!

Still looking for something for that person on your Christmas list who has everything? Consider tickets to one of our many great spring shows, or a gift certificate which can be redeemed at any time for Fritz tickets.

Shows coming this spring include: Late Nite Catechism 2, Junie B. Jones, Winter Dance Party, CHICAGO the Musical, Robert Robinson and the Twin Cities Gospel Choir, and Urban Cowboy. For additional information and pricing visit www.cfa.und.edu.
Gift certificates are available at the Chester Fritz Box Office only. All other tickets are available at the Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone 772-5151 or online at www.ticketmaster.com/venue/49273. Box Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
-- Betty Allan, Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium, bettyallan@mail.und.edu, 7-2170

Jump start your New Year's resolution

Jump start your New Year’s resolution with the Wellness Center. Two separate fitness packages are available through the New Year’s challenge. The first package is the “New Year Challenge” which allows you, for $39, to win gift certificates and personal training sessions. The second package “Bring on the New Year Challenge,” provides one-on-one guidance from a nationally certified personal trainer, including an advanced assessment and six separate sessions for $169. With this package you also have a chance to win gift certificates and personal training sessions for the future.

The competition starts Jan. 15-21 and lasts until the end of the semester. Registration begins on Monday, Jan. 8, and continues until the Jan. 21. Please visit the fitness desk at the Wellness Center for more information.
-- Stefanie Koetz, Coordinator of Fitness, Wellness Center, stefaniekoetz@mail.und.edu, 777-2943

Staff Senate names 31 Days of Glory winners

The winners of the Staff Senate 31 Days of Glory fundraiser for the following dates are:

Thursday, Dec. 14, Audrey Pearson, Education and Human Development, $100; Friday, Dec. 15, Earl Battle, EERC, $100; Saturday, Dec. 16, Zetta Lattergrass and Dori Dunnigan, Nursing, $100; Sunday, Dec. 17, Charles Kupchella, UND President, $500; Monday, Dec. 18, Joe Myers, Off Campus, $100; Tuesday, Dec. 19, Jerry Pokrzywinski, UND Barber Shop, $100.

Wellness Center lists 12 days of wellness

On the first day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* A pedometer to walk the dog.

On the second day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* Two weights to lift.
-- Remember the importance of strength training – keep it simple and you’ll be amazed at how good you feel.

On the third day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* Three got milk?
-- Research is showing that people who consume three servings of dairy a day have a reduced risk of becoming obese, so drink and eat your milk and yogurt!

On the fourth day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* Four laps to swim.
-- Chilly outside? Try going for a swim at the Hyslop Sports Arena or other indoor swimming facility. The water will feel great on your joints.
-- Not into water? Try a kickboxing class or riding a stationary bike.

On the fifth day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* Five fruits and veggies.
-- Mom was right – eat your fruits and vegetables – they’re good for you!

On the sixth day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* Six minutes to think.
-- Make time each day to reflect on what’s important to you.

On the seventh day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* Seven times around the rink.
-- Vary your activity to keep it fun. Try ice-skating, snow shoeing, or skiing this winter.

On the eighth day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* Eight glasses of water.
-- Tap, bottled, with lemon, without lemon, with ice, without ice, room temperature, from the fridge – how do you like yours?

On the ninth day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* Nine laps at the local mall.
-- If icy sidewalks and chilly weather are putting a crimp in your routine, find a place to walk inside, such as a school, a mall, a church, etc.

On the tenth day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* 10 – 1,000 steps.
-- "The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is best." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1786.

On the eleventh day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* 11 minutes of stretching.
-- Remember the importance of stretching. Make time each day to stretch – your body will appreciate it!

On the twelfth day of wellness, my true love gave to me:
* 12 months of wellness.

Best wishes to a happy, healthy, and blessed 2007 to you and your family from NDPERS!
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center, amandaeickhoff@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

North Dakota Museum of Art lists cafe specials

The North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe specials follow:
Dec. 20, Entrée: Coq Au Vin; Soup: Chicken Dumpling
Dec. 21, Entrée: Rosemary Lamb Salad; Soup: Lamb Stew
Dec. 22, Entrée: Coconut Prawns; Soup: Clam Chowder

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: Financial Aid Administrator, Student Financial Aid, #07-168
DEADLINE: (I) 12/26/2006
SALARY: $28,500 - $30,000

POSITION: Pharmacy Director, (Family Medicine Center- Minot), #07-164
DEADLINE: (I) 12/19/2006
SALARY: $80,000 - $95,000

POSITION: Project Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, #07-163
DEADLINE: (I) 12/19/2006
SALARY: $28,000 - $34,000

POSITION: Helicopter Pilot, Aerospace, #07-161
DEADLINE: (I) 12/19/2006
SALARY: $30,000 - $54,000

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: No current openings.

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE:

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, Sun -Fri 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.) #07-132
DEADLINE: (I) 12/22/2006
SALARY: $16,640 - $20,000

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.), Facilities, #07-166
DEADLINE: (I) 12/19/2006
SALARY: $16,037 - $20,000