|Cara Goodin named associate dean of student life|
Cara H. Goodin has been named associate dean of student life and director of judicial affairs and crisis programs effective Nov. 27. Dr. Goodin graduated from UND in 1989 with a major in English. She earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from Troy University, Troy, Alabama, in 1994 and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2006.
Prior to joining the staff at the UND Dean of Students Office, she worked at the University of St. Thomas for the past seven years and was currently serving as the director of the Office of Campus Life.
-- Lillian Elsinga, Associate Vice President for Student Services.
|ND EPSCoR announces new faculty start up awards|
North Dakota EPSCoR announces the award of $415,500 in new faculty start-up monies to UND academic departments.
The North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) has announced that five academic departments will share in $415,500 designated for new faculty start-up opportunities. These funds are made available to departments on a competitive basis and are designed to enhance the start-up packages offered to prospective research faculty during the hiring process.
Awards, which are of two years duration and begin in August 2007, were made to the College of Nursing; Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences; the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences; and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
According to Peter Alfonso, vice president for research at and co-chair of the ND EPSCoR steering committee, “the new faculty start-up awards constitute one of the most important components of the multi-faceted EPSCoR program.” He went on to express appreciation to the National Science Foundation and the State of North Dakota for their support of research through this innovative program in which North Dakota’s public research universities, UND and NDSU, have been a partner since 1986.
The awards were recently announced by Gary Johnson, co-project director of ND EPSCoR and assistant vice president for research at UND. Johnson added, “The overall goal of ND EPSCoR is to increase the competitiveness of North Dakota for merit-based grants and contracts in support of science and technology research from federal funding agencies. New faculty start-up awards move UND in the right direction towards meeting this objective.”
Funded through federal, state and private sector partnerships, ND EPSCoR manages a comprehensive research development plan that involves infrastructure improvement programs, science outreach and recruitment programs, and technology transfer and commercialization programs.
ND EPSCoR's federal research partners include the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Energy (DOE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Defense (DOD).
-- Gary Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Research, Division of Research, email@example.com, 701-777-2492
|Korean movie is last in Global Visions film series|
The last film of the fall semester Global Visions film series is "Chunhyang," an epic Korean movie, Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
The plot of "Chunhyang" is a story about two lovers separated by class, such as the doomed romance between a penniless writer and a showgirl seen in "Moulin Rouge," or even the pairing of a corporate shark and a hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold seen in "Pretty Woman." In this case, the forbidden love is between Mongyoung Lee (Cho Seung-woo), a governor's son, and Chunghyang Sung (Lee Hyo-jeong), the beautiful daughter of a courtesan, who marry in secret after a brief courtship. Unfortunately, Mongyoung cannot tell his father about his class-defying union, as it will not only bring shame to the family name, but also potentially jeopardize a future appointment to the Royal Court.
Their married bliss is short-lived, as the governor is transferred to Soeul and Mongyoung is obligated to follow, leaving Chunhyang behind only with a promise to return some day. Unfortunately, years go by, and a new governor (Lee Jung-hun) takes office in the region who wishes to have Chunghyang as his mistress. Determined to remain faithful to her absent husband, Chunghyang refuses the governor's demands. Enraged by such insolence, the new governor has Chunghyang beaten, thrown in prison, and sentenced to death.
"Chunhyang" has the distinction of being the first Korean film to ever compete in the Cannes Film Festival, and is a much deserved global debut for Im Kwon-taek, who is considered to be Korea's leading director, with a filmography that stretches four decades and numerous awards to his name. It may be rather unconventional in execution, but the film's sheer beauty and familiar yet heartfelt story make "Chunhyang" a rare and uplifting movie-going experience, whether you are familiar with pansori or not.
Funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee and sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Anthropology Club. Organized by Dr. Marcia Mikulak, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
|Women's Center program focuses on identity theft|
The next Women"s Center Meet, Eat and Learn will be Wednesday, Dec. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International Centre. The topic is "Preventing Identity Theft: Protecting Your Assets," presented by Debbie Alberts, financial advisor from Ameriprise Financial, who will discuss risks and prevention of identity theft. Everyone is welcome, lunch provided.
-- Women's Center.
|St. Nicholas Day celebration is Dec. 6|
You are invited to celebrate the holiday season in the spirit of Saint Nicholas Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, 3012 University Ave. Join us for a free lunch buffet and music. Ask a friend to join in the festivities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry.
Hosted by the Campus Ministry Association: St Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Wittenburg Lutheran Chapel, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, and United Campus Ministry.
-- Lisa Burger, Director, Student Academic Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4706
|Chill out at De-Stress Fest|
Come and "chill out" at De-Stress Fest Thursday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Memorial Union Loading Dock. You will receive tips to help keep you cool during finals and throughout the holidays. The University Counseling Center will also be on hand to teach students how to use stress erasers, and the Learning Center will be giving away free test taking kits.
A variety of fun, relaxing activities such as ornament and cookie decorating and a coloring contest will also be held. The University Program Council is covering the cost of five massage therapists, so there will be lots of free chair massages available.
Co-sponsors for this event include: ADAPT, College of Nursing, Lifetime Sports, Magna Iota, SHAC, Student Health Services, University Counseling Center, University Learning Center, University Program Council, Volunteer Bridge, Wellness Center and Women’s Center. For information contact the Student Health Promotion Office at 777-2097 or email@example.com
-- Carrie Giebel, Health Promotion GSA, Student Health Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2097
|View student projects at Electrical Engineering Invention Day Dec. 7|
Senior and graduate electrical engineering students will deliver poster presentations of their research and design projects Thursday, Dec. 7, from 3:30–5 p.m. in the first floor hallway of Harrington Hall. This is the first end-of-semester "Invention Day" sponsored by the Department of Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Mines. Students enrolled in EE 480 Senior Design I and EE 480 Senior Design II will showcase their prototype hardware and software systems, and students in EE 505 Control Systems II will demonstrate an autonomous mobile robot that they designed and integrated with laser, sonar, and inertial measurement sensors during the 2006 fall semester. Everyone is invited to attend.
-- Richard R. Schultz, Associate Professor & Chair, Electrical Engineering, RichardSchultz@mail.und.edu, 701-777-4429
|Biology candidate seminar is Dec. 7|
Stephen Ralph, Genome Canda Conifer Forest Health program, University of British Columbia, will present "Forest Tree Defenses Against Insects: Functional Genomics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology" in a biology candidate seminar at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in 141 Starcher Hall. Ralph is a candidate for the genomics position in biology. The public is invited to attend.
|Merry Helm to speak on efforts to get Medal of Honor for soldier|
As part of the English department speaker series, Merry Helm will present “The Man Called Chief: The Quest for the Medal of Honor for One of North Dakota's Most Decorated Soldiers,” Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in 300 Merrifield Hall.
The talk will discuss Keeble, a full blood Sisseston-Wahpeton Dakota Sioux, who served in the Korean war and saved his company by single-handedly assaulting a mountaintop position, destroying three machine gun nests and two trenches of enemy riflemen. He was twice recommended for the Medal of Honor for this action, but the recommendations were lost both times. A year after the battle, Keeble was finally given the Distinguished Service Cross, the Nation's second highest award. His men started an immediate quest to get the honor upgraded to a Medal of Honor. Now, 55 years later, significant progress is being made.
-- Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Assistant Professor, English, email@example.com, 777-6391
|PPT/COBRE present seminar Dec. 8|
Chris Hague, assistant professor of pharmacology, University of Washington, will present a seminar, "Novel Protein-Protein Interactions of alpha 1-Adrenergic Receptors," Friday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Hague was invited through the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics.
Any questions regarding this seminar can be addressed to Thad Rosenberger at 777-0591. Everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Dawn Halvorson, Administrative Clerk, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4293
|Computer science will help Girl Scouts earn tech badges|
The computer science department will host up to 100 Girl Scout Brownies on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Point, Click, and Go. It's an opportunity for the girls to learn computer terms and how to use a computer. They will write and print stories or poems, learn to take care of a computer, handle disks and CDs, how to save documents and how to use the mouse. The girls will have chance to earn their Girl Tek patch.
-- Computer Science.
|Campuswide Study-A-Thon set for Dec. 10|
Faculty and staff are asked to please encourage students to attend.
Studying for finals? Why not eat for free and win prizes at the same time? On Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon to 10 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom, UND's Greek Council will hold their campuswide Study-A-Thon. This event is free and open to all UND students. Food and drink will be available all day, and door prizes will be awarded every hour. Pizza will be available in the early afternoon, and Subway will be served at 5 p.m. In addition, four large prizes and a grand prize will be given away. Students must be present to win door prizes, although they need not be present to win the large and grand prizes. Come and study with us!
-- Cassie Gerhardt, Coordinator of Greek Life, Memorial Union, email@example.com, 777-3667
|Ralph Engelstad Arena's Holiday Skate is Dec. 10|
Ralph Engelstad Arena's Holiday Skate is set for this Sunday, Dec. 10, from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy skating, pictures with Santa Claus, kids' crafts, cookies and hot chocolate. The Ralph has teamed up with Hockey World to provide skates to use free of charge. The event is free and open to the public. Please use the main doors.
-- Sommer Lockhart, Marketing Manager, Ralph Engelstad Arena, firstname.lastname@example.org, 70833
|African bush medicine is medical dean's hour lecture|
African bush medicine is the topic of the next Dean’s Hour at noon Monday, Dec. 11, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. John Gjevre Sr. will present “Challenges and Rewards in African Bush Medicine Today,” which is free and open to the public. The talk will be held in the Reed Keller Auditorium at the medical school’s Wold Center, 501 North Columbia Road, and lunch will be provided for all attendees.
A 1964 alumnus and retired clinical assistant professor of internal medicine for the UND medical school, Gjevre has served stints in as a volunteer physician in Madagascar and Tanzania. During a five month rotation in Tanzania, he treated mostly tuberculosis cases.
The presentation will be broadcast at the following video conference sites: Southwest Campus conference room B, Southeast Campus room 225 and Northwest Campus office. It can also be viewed on the medical school’s web page at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/mit/webcast/dean.html and through Internet video-conferencing on desktop computers through the medical school’s CRISTAL Recorder (call 701-777-2329 for details).
The Dean’s Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, 701-777-2514.
-- Amanda Scurry, Public Information Specialist, UND SMHS, email@example.com, 701-777-0871
|Please note time change in Army ROTC commissioning ceremony|
The Department of Military Science - Army ROTC has changed the time for the Winter Commissioning Program from 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Burtness Theater. Call Major Beckman at 777-3471 if you have questions.
-- Major Stuart Beckman, Scholarship Officer/Assistant Professor of Military Science, Army ROTC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-3471
|Symphony and Master Chorale perform Handel's Messiah at the Chester Fritz|
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony and the Grand Forks Master Chorale join forces Dec. 16 and 17, along with singers from several area choirs in a performance of Handel’s "Messiah." Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening at the Chester Fritz Auditorium and Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Lincoln High School Auditorium in Thief River Falls. Tickets ($5-$18) are available from the Chester Fritz Auditorium (701-777-4090) and at Kezar’s Music in Thief River Falls.
In addition to the Symphony and Chorale, choirs from East Grand Forks Senior High School, Northland College and Sacred Heart High School will participate. In all, over two hundred voices will be joining symphony musicians to fill the auditorium with the sounds of Handel’s most popular oratorio.
Four soloists will be featured in the performance. Soprano Anne Christopherson has performed at Lincoln Center and the Colorado Lyric Theatre Festival and been a featured artist with the prestigious Academy of Art Song at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and with I Solisti di Lucca under the auspices of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Lucca, Italy. This summer, audiences enjoyed the “evil fun” of her “electric” performance as Mrs. Lovett in the Crimson Creek Collegiate Players’ production of Sweeney Todd. Christopherson is a member of the music faculty at UND.
Lyric mezzo-soprano, Holly Wrensch’s past credits include a variety of characters from the trouser roles of Cherubino, Hansel and Prince Orlofsky, to the ingénue roles of Nancy (Albert Herring), Valencienne (The Merry Widow) and Phoebe (The Yeoman of the Guard), to the more dramatic roles of Carmen and The Secretary (The Counsul). Recently, she received the Irma Cooper Award as a finalist in the National Association Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition in Minneapolis.
Tenor Terence Kelly is a frequent oratorio soloist who was a principal tenor at the Operafestival di Roma in the summer of 1995 and again in 2000. A prize winner at the Franz Schubert Institute for German Lieder, Dr. Kelly has coached with Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus, Hans Hotter, Gérard Souzay, and numerous other professional artists. He has been featured on Austrian National Radio, RKO radio in the USA, and Allegro con brio in Rome.
Bass James Ramlet returns to the area after performing last year with the GGFSO in Amahl and the Night Visitors. He came to national prominence in 1986, singing the American premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s The King Goes Forth to France at the Santa Fe Opera. Since then, he has performed more than 40 roles with Houston Grand Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, Washington Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Anchorage Opera and Chautauqua Opera, among others. His Lyric Opera of Chicago performance in Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra was telecast nationally on PBS’ “Great Performances”.
The performance will be conducted by new Symphony Conductor and Music Director, Maestro James Hannon. Additional Lincoln High School choristers will join the performance Sunday in the Symphony’s first visit to Thief River Falls in recent history.
-- Jennifer Tarlin, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, email@example.com, 7-3359
|This is last chance to comment on new general education proposal|
The General Education Task Force is in its final stages of soliciting feedback on the proposed new General Education Program. Full details about the proposal can be found in the Nov. 14 and 16 editions of the University Letter. Comments and questions should be directed to either Tom Steen, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Anne Kelsch, email@example.com, Task Force co-chairs. All comments should be submitted before the task force's final meeting of the semester on Dec. 8. In January, the Task Force will finalize its proposal for submission to University Senate and the Provost.
-- Anne Walker, Assoc Prof, Teaching and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3162
|Nominations sought for Kupchella Award|
Nominations are being sought for the Charles E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Award.
The award recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations who have worked to improve health and wellness through lowered rates of disease and disability by developing and delivering effective health promotion and prevention initiatives.
Named for President Charles E. Kupchella, the Kupchella Wellness Award will be presented next May during the UND medical school's M.D. Class of '07 commencement awards brunch. Last year's recipients were the Ina Mae Rude Aquatic Center in Stanley, ND, and Dr. Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm, associate professor of clinical neuroscience and director of the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the UND medical school.
UND is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations in North Dakota and surrounding states who have contributed significantly to disease prevention and healthful living. Consideration will be given to those who have:
- made significant contributions in the field of health promotion and disease prevention including the clinical, education and research areas
- demonstrated excellence in a function or on a project related to prevention or health promotion
- taken initiative, shown innovativeness, persistence, had an impact and/or made a difference in prevention/health promotion to rural Americans
Projects may address one or more of the goals and focus areas outlined in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health" and "Steps to a Healthier US". See www.healthypeople.gov/ or call 800-367-4725 for more information. Areas of special interest are:
- Promotion of physical activity
- Reduction of overweight or obesity
- Reduction or elimination of tobacco use
- Reduction or elimination of substance abuse
- Promotion of responsible sexual behavior
- Reduction or elimination of injury and violence
The nomination should briefly address the following:
- Why should this individual (or organization) be considered for this award?
- What are the key outcomes and achievements of the program, policy, contribution or
- Describe the nominee's accomplishments; attach CV (up to three letters of support may be included)
Emphasis will be given to programs that demonstrate creativity and innovation, leadership, sustainability, replicability and effectiveness.
The nomination letter and supporting materials are due by 5 p.m. March 1, 2007, in the Office of Public Affairs, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 N. Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037.
The award recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award and a commemorative plate. A picture of the recipient will be displayed on a plaque in UND's Student Wellness Center.
The award has been made possible by a gift to the UND Foundation from Manuchair Ebadi, senior advisor to the president and associate vice president for health affairs and medical research and associate dean for research and program development at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 701-777-4305.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assistant to the Director, Public Affairs, email@example.com, 701-746-1898
|Faculty may enter grades on PeopleSoft Dec. 7|
Final grade rosters will be available for grade entry starting Dec. 7. Please be sure to select the final grade roster (not the midterm roster) for entering grades. Written procedures were sent out to departments Dec. 6. Please note: Grades are due no later than noon Dec. 19. -- Registrar's office.
|Feb. 15 is deadline for new faculty scholar awards applications|
Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) new faculty scholar awards are intended to provide extra support for initiation of research and creative activity programs of assistant professors who have been at UND three years or less (e.g., date of appointment at UND should be January 2004 or later). The SSAC anticipates that many new faculty scholar awards will lead to the development of projects that will ultimately be funded by external agencies. Up to three awards of $5,000 each will be made per year. Only outstanding applications will be funded. One competition is held for faculty scholar awards each year.
Thursday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for submission of new faculty scholar award applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee. The committee will consider requests from faculty members to conduct pure and applied research, support writing projects, or to support other creative and scholarly endeavors (e.g., performances, art projects, compositions). All costs normally incurred in the conduct of the research or creative activity are eligible budget items. Travel costs which are essential to the conduct of the project may be requested; however, travel to present papers or attend conferences IS NOT allowable under this program.
The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. All applications for new faculty scholar awards MUST include the completed application form, letter of support from the departmental chair, the applicant’s resume, and a description of the project. The properly signed original application and 11 copies must be submitted to Research Development and Compliance office prior to the published deadline. The application form is available at RD&C, 105 Twamley Hall, or call 777-4278, and on RD&C's home page at http://www.und.edu/dept/rdc/SSACNewFacultyScholar.htm (or under “Research” on UND’s home page).
-- B. P. Bandyopadhyay, Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701/777-3844
|Nominate artists and arts supporters for awards|
The North Valley Arts Council is accepting nominations for outstanding artists and/or arts supporters in three categories:
• Artist of the year, honoring extraordinary achievement in the creation of any art form with an award of $1,000, underwritten by the Grand Forks Herald;
• Individual support of the arts, honoring extraordinary commitment to the arts through sponsorship, volunteerism, or other support; and
• Corporate support of the arts, honoring extraordinary sponsorship of artists, arts organizations, or events by a regional business.
Last year’s recipients were Adam Kemp, Tom and Jackie McElroy Edwards, and Hugo’s, respectively.
To nominate in any of these categories, please visit NoVAC’s web site at www.novac.org and click on awards; call 777-6120 or e-mail email@example.com. The deadline is Thursday, Dec. 7.
-- Nicole Derenne, Executive Director, North Valley Arts Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6120
|Deadline extended for COSE alternate nominations|
The deadline to submit nominations for UND's alternate representative to serve on the Council of State Employees has been extended until Friday, Dec. 8. At the close of the initial deadline, one nomination had been submitted.
In 1991 the Council of State Employees was established to enhance the morale, productivity, and image of state employees, and develop an appreciation of state agencies and programs. The Council represents all state employees through the equitable assignment of state agencies, of which the University of North Dakota has two regular representatives and one alternate.
Doug Osowski's term as the alternate representative ends Dec. 31, so an election will be held to fill that vacancy.
If you wish to be nominated to the three-year term, you must complete a nomination form. A minimum of 10 signatures is required to be nominated. Additional information concerning the nomination process is detailed on the nomination form which is available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 777-4361 or at www.humanresouces.und.edu.
-- Diane Nelson, Director of Human Resources.
|UND seeks designer for 125th annniversary celebration logo|
The University is seeking a designer to create a logo for UND's 125th anniversary celebration, set for 2008. Those interested should contact the purchasing office to obtain a copy of the request for proposals (RFP). All proposals are due by 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.
Responders may be individuals or representatives of a group, such as an advertising firm, communication department on or off campus, commercial printing company. Responders should provide samples of their creative graphic design work (including, but not limited to, examples of logos) and, if possible, letters of reference.
The successful bidder should be capable of doing professional quality work and should have good knowledge of commercial printing practices and requirements —- some understanding of creating a logo for printing purposes.
The successful bidder will also develop a usage manual for the logo and will provide the University with high-quality digital images of the logo.
For the complete RFP, contact:
Scott Schreiner - Purchasing, Stop 8381, University of North Dakota,
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8381, 777-2681; Fax: 701-777-2125.
|Reduce the price of textbooks today!|
Thank you for all your help and support. With your help we are winning the battle to maintain and reduce the cost of textbooks by offering more used books to our students and handing back more money at the end of the term during buyback. This has only been possible because of your concern and support by turning in textbook requests as early as possible.
We now have 88 percent of the book order requests in for the new term. Our goal is to be at 100 percent by Reading and Review Day Dec. 8.
Submit your adoptions online at: www.und.bkstore.com, then select Faculty Services Tab. Or, call 777-2106; we will be happy to take your book order request over the phone.
Here's why: Having your course and book information allows us to pay students who choose to sell their books 50 percent off the book price at buyback.
Recycle and reuse - the more books we buy at the end of this fall term, the more students save next term. Used books are 25 percent off the new book price.
With early information, we can notify you of publisher stock situations, edition changes, and out-of-print titles.
Thank you for your support!
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, email@example.com, 777-2103
|Health sciences library offers extended hours for final exams|
The Library of the Health Sciences will be open extended hours Dec. 15-22.
Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday, Dec. 19, 8 a.m. to midnight; Wednesday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health
|"A" zone parking permits have been mailed|
All the red "A" parking permit renewal decals have been mailed out. If you are on payroll deduction, you should have received your decal and put it on your existing hang tag. Those who pay with a one time payment are processed as we receive them, and are mailed to the address you provided, mostly sent intra-campus. As soon as you get your decal, attach it to your permit and start using it immediately.
As always, we will not ticket for expired red "A" permits until January 1. This is to allow everyone time to renew them. We know this is a busy time of year with finals and graduation so that is the reason for the extension. If you have any questions please call our office at 777-3551. Thank you!
-- Sherry Kapella, Manager, Parking Office, 777-3645.
|Studio One features culinary creations, slackline yoga|
Learn to create holiday desserts on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Kim Holmes, the owner and head chef of Sanders 1907 in Grand Forks, has made his restaurant a special place to dine whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary or just an evening out. This week on Studio One, Holmes will teach us how to create one of his favorite holiday desserts.
Also on the show this week, yoga instructor Sam Salwei can condense a 90-minute yoga workout into nine minutes using a climbing tool called a slackline. Learn how yoga enthusiasts are literally stretching their sport to the limit on Studio One.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-3818
|Note holiday safety tips|
Everyone enjoys the dazzling beauty of holiday decorations. The beauty need not be spoiled by an accident that could have been prevented. Before you begin decorating inside and out this season, keep in mind these safety tips:
* Do not use strings of lights that have damaged or frayed wires. Throw away these lights so no one else will plug them in.
* Lights on campus must bear the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) seal of approval and must be of miniature size. Do not run wiring through doorways, under carpeting, or through holes in a wall. The use of extension cords should be avoided; rather, a multiple-outlet powerstrip (UL-rated) with an internal circuit breaker is recommended. Always turn the holiday lights off when you leave the building.
* Candles, incense, or other devices with open flames are prohibited in dormitories and in campus buildings with the exception of apartment/family housing and for supervised special events.
* Decorations should not disguise, cover, or interfere with any safety device, including fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, exit signs, sprinkler heads and piping, and fire alarm pull stations.
* Live cut trees on campus must have prior permission from Campus Safety and Security and have a tag showing that they have been flame-retardant treated. The tag must include the name and registration number of the chemical used, the name of the applicator, and the date of treatment. Keep natural trees in water at all times to slow the natural drying process.
* Live trees are not permitted in the residence halls. Artificial trees are allowed when placement, lighting, decorations, and monitoring rules are adhered to. They must be kept out of corridors and away from doorways and heat sources.
* Not all artificial trees are flame-retardant. Check for the tag that notes they have been flocked or treated. Do not risk using a cheaper tree that is not fire resistant.
* Do not place the tree so that it blocks a doorway, corridor, or exit.
* After the holidays, the sooner you get rid of your Christmas tree and decorations the better. The longer they stay up, the more of a problem they become.
Decorating guidelines for apartment housing can be referenced in the UND Apartment Policy Handbook. If you would like further information on holiday safety, please contact the UND Campus Safety and Security Office at 777-3341. Happy Holidays!
-- Jason Uhlir, Director of Campus Safety and Security/Risk Management, Campus Safety and Security, email@example.com, 777-3341
|Staff Senate names 31 Days of Glory winners|
The winners of the Staff Senate 31 Days of Glory fundraiser are:
Friday, Dec. 1, Brent Lahr, $100
Saturday, Dec. 2, Carol Risteigen, $100
Sunday, Dec. 3, Ed Guido, $500
Monday, Dec. 4, Heidi Strande, $100
The proceeds from the 31 Days of Glory fundraiser are used to fund scholarships given by Staff Senate.
-- Dennis Stangl, Staff Senate Public Relations Chair, TRIO, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-2084
|Surplus items for sale to public|
The University is offering for sale to the public by set price or sealed high bid the following items: refrigerators (full size and dorm room size), tables, dressers, miscellaneous furniture, generator, welders and other miscellaneous items. These items will be sold and bids taken at the Central Receiving building, Door Number 2 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13.
-- Douglas Norgard, Central Warehouse Storekeeper, Facilities, email@example.com, 777-3125
|Volunteers sought for male motivation research|
For my doctoral dissertation, I am currently seeking men who have sought therapy to participate in an online research study regarding men’s motivation to seek therapy. I am a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling. The survey will take approximately one-half hour to complete and can be completed on any computer with internet access.
Please e-mail me (Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a link for the survey. By participating in this survey, you have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of four $50 cash awards. If you have any questions regarding this survey or wish to participate in this survey please contact me via e-mail (Robert.email@example.com) or telephone (701-739-1335) or my advisor, David Whitcomb via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 777-3738.
Thank you in advance for participating in my study. Also, please remember that this study will have no effect on your relationship with the University of North Dakota or any department of the University.
-- Robert L. Reis II, Doctoral Student, Counseling, email@example.com, 701-739-1335
|North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe Specials|
December 5 – Entrée: Stuffed Chicken Doria; Soup: North African Spiced Soup
December 6 – Entrée: Crab Cakes; Soup: Tuscan Bean Soup
December 7 – Entrée: Steak Roulade; Soup: Grandfather’s Soup
December 8 – Entrée: Pan Bagnat; 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. - 2 p.m. Coffee is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Take-out available, UND billing accepted, conference room 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. See http://www.und.edu/org/hr for more information.
Current UND Faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.
POSITION: Help Desk Representative, ITSS/NDUS, #07-156
DEADLINE: (I) 12/07/2006
SALARY: $29,000 - $34,000
POSITION: Licensing Associate/Licensing Assistant, Technology Transfer & Commercialization, #07-153
DEADLINE: (I) 12/04/2006
SALARY: $50,000 - $70,000
POSITION: Research Specialist, Biochemistry, #07-148
DEADLINE: (I) 11/29/2006
SALARY: $35,000 - $40,000
POSITION: WEB & COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (variable schedule, 30/wk), Law Library, #07-157
DEADLINE: (I) 12/08/2006
SALARY: $10.58 - $12.50
POSITION: MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST, Aerospace Sciences, #07-140
DEADLINE: (I) 12/07/2006
SALARY: $27,000 - $31,000
POSITION: Conference Service Specialist, Continuing Education, #07-154
DEADLINE: (I) 12/5/2006
SALARY: $20,000 - $27,000
POSITION: Administrative Secretary, Honors Program, #07-151
DEADLINE: (I) 12/04/2006
SALARY: $20,400 - $24,400
POSITION: Administrative Secretary, (28 hours a week) Recreation and Leisure Services, #07-150
DEADLINE: (I) 11/30/2006
SALARY: $10.99 - $11.47
POSITION: University Within The University Program Assistant, Continuing Education, #07-147
DEADLINE: (I) 11/29/2006
SALARY: $18,000 - $20,000
POSITION: Building Services Manager (M-F, 4am - noon), EERC/Facilities, #07-155
DEADLINE: (I) 12/7/2006
SALARY: $24,000 - $29,500
POSITION: Delivery Coordinator (7:00am- 3:30pm, variable schedule), Dining Services, #07-152
DEADLINE: (I) 12/04/2006
SALARY: $9.56- $9.90
|Wakefield receives U-Mary health care excellence award|
Mary Wakefield, associate dean and director of the Center for Rural Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences received the Schafer Excellence in Health Care Award from the University of Mary Nov. 9.
Inaugurated in 2001, the award recognizes those who contribute or have contributed to even greater possibilities in the field of health care for the citizens of North Dakota. Previous recipients include the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Dr. Gerald Sailer, Dr. Allen Van Beek, Dr. Ralph Kilzer, and Richard Tschider.
An alumna of U-Mary, Wakefield also provided the keynote address, “Current Issues in Patient Safety,” for the school’s fourth annual Schafer Institute for Excellence in Health Care. The event provides North Dakota leaders with opportunities to meet with and exchange ideas with each other and with their future employees--about 100 future graduates of the U-Mary’s Emerging Leaders Academy.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, email@example.com, 701-777-0871
|Remembering Donald Wysocki|
Donald Wysocki, retired housing maintenance worker, died Nov. 27 at Altru Hospital. He was 89.
Donald Dominic Wysocki was born June 16, 1917, to Max and Catherine (Knaus) Wysocki near Ardoch, N.D., where he was raised and attended rural school. He married Isabel Marie Duray on July 21, 1942 at St. Stanislaus Church in Warsaw, N.D.
They moved to Grand Forks in 1950, where he worked 24 years as a truck driver for Bridgeman Dairy. He then began working at UND, where he performed housing maintenance at the West Complex until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel; a daughter, Darlene (Elden) Jenson, Grand Forks; sons, Duane (Anne), Grand Forks, and Arnold, Colorado Springs; six gradchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Madeline (Tom) Kline, Camerillo, Calif., and a brother, Ray, Chico, Calif.
He was preceded in death by a grandson.
-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald.