|Wake up to UND with President Kupchella and the Chamber|
The University commmunity is invited to attend the "Wake Up to UND" Chamber breakfast with President Kupchella, Friday, Sept. 29, at the Alerus Center. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the program and breakfast set for 7:30 a.m.
You'll mingle with Chamber and Greater Grand Forks leaders, hear President Kupchella tell how UND is impacting the world, and receive a commemorative "Wake Up to UND" coffee mug. The breakfast menu includes French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, maple syrup, and honey butter.
Reservations are required and seating is limited. Admission is $15; reserve your seat by calling The Chamber at 772-7271, firstname.lastname@example.org , or online at www.gochamber.org . The reservation deadline is Monday, Sept. 25. You will be billed for canceling reservations three days or less before the event.
|Doctoral examination set for Kristopher Keuseman|
The final examination for Kristopher Keuseman, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry, is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in 240 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is "Synthesis of Mono-Oxazolinyl Cyclopalladated Complexes." Irina Smoliakova (Chemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, email@example.com, 777-4005
|Counseling Center sponsors Suicide Intervention Week|
The Counseling Center will sponsor an information table at the Memorial Union through Sept. 16. Please stop by to learn more about how you can help intervene when you think someone you know might be contemplating suicide. Students may visit the Counseling Center at 200 McCannel Hall to speak to a counselor privately, or anyone can go to the UCC website at www.ucc.und.edu to take a free and confidential mental health screening.
-- Vicki Morrissette, Outreach Coordinator, Counseling Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2127
|Alcohol, Substance Abuse Summit continues|
The North Dakota Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is sponsoring the 2006 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Summit Sept. 12 and 13, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The theme is "Body, Mind and Spirit: Staying Fit in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Delivery."
Throughout the two-day summit, participants will learn new strategies, tools, processes and programs that can address the prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse in our communities. Nearly 350 participants from North Dakota and the surrounding area are expected to attend.
The conference features experts from across the nation on the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse:
Tuesday, Sept. 12, speakers are:
* Robin Silverman, nationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant, will demonstrate the link between body and mind and explain how to maximize energy and eliminate stress in daily life.
* Kevin Thompson, a professor of criminal justice and department head of criminal justice and political science at North Dakota State University, will discuss high risk drinking among college students and provides strategies for prevention.
Wednesday, Sept. 13:
* Alan Berkowitz, an independent consultant who helps institutions design programs that address health and social justice issues, will review the reasons for bystander behavior within health and social problems and provide guidelines on how to act on concern and reach out to victims of sexual and other abuse. Berkowitz will present the keynote session Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
* Tamara Hall, a well-known seminar presenter, will present guidelines on how to stay focused and successful at both work and home while maintaining a sense of humor in today's hectic lifestyle. She will speak Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Licensed addiction and professional counselors, social workers, safe/drug free school coordinators, healthcare providers, psychologists, psychiatrists, prevention coordinators, educators, social service and public health professionals, criminal/juvenile justice workers, school administrators, addiction nurses, clergy, and students will participate in this event.
The N.D. Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services funds the conference as an annual training event. The UND Office of Conference Services coordinates the conference. For a complete conference schedule, visit www.conted.und.edu/summit .
Onsite conference contact: Robyn von Ruden, conference coordinator, Conference Services, Cell number: 701-739-2486, or
Best Western Ramkota Conference registration desk, 701-258-7700. -- Division of Continuing Education
|Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 13|
The fall Study Abroad Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. This event showcases the study abroad programs available for our students, both UND and those through affiliated providers. Students can explore their study abroad options and talk with program representatives, past students, and education abroad staff.
Please encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to explore their options by attending the Study Abroad Fair at the International Centre, across from the Memorial Union. Your support and encouragement is extremely important.
In addition, any faculty members who are directing programs abroad are encouraged to advertise by reserving a table at the fair. Please RSVP to Neva at email@example.com or Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reserve a space if you haven’t done so already. Experienced student representatives from your program are welcome and tables can be left unattended.
-- Melinda McCannell-Unger, Education Abraod Advisor, Study Abroad, email@example.com, 777-4756
|Engineering seminar series begins with update on sustainable energy research|
The School of Engineering and Mines graduate seminar series begins at noon Friday, Sept. 15, in 218 Harrington Hall. Wayne Seames will review the research being performed by members of the UND/NDSU Sustainable Energy Research Initiative (SUNRISE). SUNRISE consists of faculty and students from UND Chemistry, UND Chemical Engineering, NDSU Plant Sciences, and NDSU Chemistry. Research is focused in three topic areas: sustainable use of coal, fuels and chemicals from crop oils, and technologies for the wind and hydrogen economies. The University community is invited to attend.
-- Wayne Seames, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2958
|Traveling exhibit tells story of German-American civilian internment|
"Vanished, German-American Internment 1941-1948" describes a little known fact about World War II: the U.S. Government interned 15,000 German-American civilians.
A unique multimedia exhibit housed in a bus, "Vanished" is a traveling exhibit that will visit Grand Forks Friday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The BUS-eum, as it is called, will be parked at the corner of University Ave. and Harvard St. on the UND campus. The public is invited to tour the exhibit during its stop. The exhibit is free and open to all.
"Vanished" is presented by TRACES, a St. Paul, Minn.-based non-profit educational organization that collects and publicizes stories about Germans and Austrians in the Midwest during World War II. The exhibit's visit to Grand Forks is sponsored by the Chester Fritz Library.
During the Second World War, a U.S. government policy forced thousands of German-Americans and Latin American Germans into camps where they were confined for the duration of the war. The exhibit has particular relevance to North Dakota, which housed a German-American internment detention center outside of Bismarck. German-American internment detention centers were located across the country and included sites in Wisconsin and Texas. Ellis Island, recognized as the entry point for U.S. immigration was a German-American detention center site.
The public will have the opportunity to view information about the U.S. Government's WWII "enemy alien" internment program through 10 narrative panels, an NBC "Dateline" documentary and a 1945 U.S. Government color film. The exhibit will stimulate viewers to ask questions about U.S. detention policies and the history of World War II.
For information about the exhibit, contact Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries, Chester Fritz Library, at 777-2189.
|Conflict Resolution Center to co-host transformative mediation conference|
The Conflict Resolution Center and the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT) are co-hosting “Purpose Drives Practice,” an international conference on transformative mediation Sept. 17-18 at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, Minn.
“We’re very much front and center in the ISCT, which is a consortium of four universities, and in the planning and organization of this conference,” says Kristine Paranica, Conflict Resolution Center director and an ISCT Fellow. Paranica is a UND law grad with several years of experience as a prosecutor and judicial mediator in North Dakota.
“UND is the hub for the ISCT,” says Paranica, who will lead a conflict resolution workshop at the conference.
UND psychology professor James Antes, also an ISCT Fellow and conference presenter, says the conference aims to clearly show the many connections between ISCT, UND Conflict Resolution Center and related disciplines.
“The conference will provide a great opportunity for people to make those connections -- to note the very important premises that go well beyond the mediation field,” said Antes, whose presentations include one with Gretchen Graf, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Grand Forks. Graf is an adjunct faculty in religion at UND and is a member of the UND Campus Ministry Association. “Among them is the connection between spirituality and the mediation that we do,” said Antes.
“The conference theme, "Purpose Drives Practice," is about how what we believe and know about people that influences, drives, directs how we relate to one another,” Antes said.
The style of mediation that the Center represents first came to prominence following a request to the ISCT by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to redress the many workplace challenges it faced. The USPS now uses transformational mediation as its major workplace conflict resolution tool.
“That’s because transformative mediation created a culture change,” Paranica explained. “It’s now a model for the federal Transportation Security Administration and for the Department of Homeland Security, for several states, and for corporations such as Raytheon.” Detailed conference information is available at http://transformativemediation.org
|Aviation safety meeting set for Sept. 18|
"Do the Right Thing: Decision Making for Pilots" will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, Chester Fritz Auditorium. The meeting is free and open to the public.
If there was one crucial skill that could cut your chance of having an accident by 75 percent, would you want to learn it? "Do the Right Thing: Decision Making for Pilots" takes direct aim at poor pilot judgment, the root cause of many, if not most, general aviation accidents. In this two-hour seminar, an AOPA Air Safety Foundation professional presenter will reveal no-nonsense strategies for breaking the accident chain early, avoiding the really tough calls, and preventing small mistakes from becoming big problems. Then, using compelling interactive DVD scenarios, you'll have an opportunity to practice your skills by making choices for the scenario pilots as they contend with some all-too-real predicaments. Caution: some scenario scenes may not be suitable for non-pilots or nervous flying companions.
We'll also cover:
* The three fundamental reasons pilots get in trouble.
* How to avoid being an ostrich in the cockpit.
* The value of priorities: beyond aviate, navigate and communicate.
* Why experience is not always the answer.
Whether you're a new student pilot or a seasoned aviator, this innovative seminar is for you. -- Lois Burg, UND Aerospace, 777-2615.
|U2 lists workshops|
Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 18-21. Visit our web site for more.
Introduction to Dreamweaver 2004 MX: Sept. 18, 20, and 22, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (limited seating), 361 Upson II. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse and saving/retrieving skills. Learn how to use Dreamweaver’s graphical page-building interface to develop and manage static web sites that feature text graphics, and navigation. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
Enhancements to your Retirement Plan Are Here: Sept. 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m., or Sept. 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This presentation provides an overview of the recent changes with the UND retirement plan -- what has changed with their plan, what hasn’t changed, and what they need to do (if anything). It lists additional investment options, explains that allocation process and covers microsites and future enhancements. Presenter: Kevin McNab, TIAA-CREF.
Adobe Acrobat Pro 7.0: Sept. 19, 20, and 21, 2 to 4 p.m. (limited seating), (six hours total), 361 Upson II. Prerequisite: Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional installed on your computer prior to class. Working with PDF (Portable Document Format) documents, assess information in a PDF, create a PDF, modify a PDF, add PDF navigation aids, work with multiple PDF documents, review a PDF, and begin to create an interactive PDF Form in Adobe Designer (available with Adobe Acrobat Pro 7.0).
Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Defensive Driving: Sept. 21, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: phone, 777-2128, e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu or visit www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include: (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) box number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Julie Sturges, Program Assistant, U2, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-2128
|Exhibition, reception set for Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem|
A free public exhibition opening reception will be held Tuesday, Sept 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. for local artist Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem at the Third Street Gallery, 28 Third Street S., a non-profit arts space dedicated to providing arts opportunities to artists and the community. Members of the Third Street Gallery are invited to preview the exhibition and hear from her as she discusses her work in an artist talk at 6:30 p.m., prior to the public reception. Memberships can be purchased at the door for those interested in the artist talk.
Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem graduated from the University with a master's degree in fine arts program in December 2005 before opening the Third Street Gallery on March 4, 2006. Her early training focused on photography and printmaking. While in graduate school, printmaking became her primary medium. The work shown will be the first time she has shown photography based work as a solo exhibition.
The work is based around a more feminine theme. The imagery is of the artist’s shoes that has been transferred onto fabric and embellished. The concept for the shoes came out of a passion for shoes and the insight into what they represent. “Shoes are more than something we simply walk around in, they have a Cinderella quality that can actually elevate your mood.”
The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem and Amy Lyste, directors of the Third Street Gallery. Those wishing group tours, including schools, should contact the Third Street Gallery at 775-5055. There is no admission charge but a $2 donation is suggested for adults and change from children.
Third Street Gallery is a non-profit arts organization created by artists for artists to provide exhibits and opportunities for regional and local artists and to revitalize the Greater Grand Forks community through the arts. The gallery will provide a space for local artists to exhibit, in addition to providing the citizens of this community the opportunity to view and purchase original art from emerging artists across the Upper Midwest.
For more information call 775-5055 or contact www.thethirdstreetgallery.com.
|Register now for Beyond Boundaries Conference|
The fifth annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning Conference is set for Sept. 28 and 29 at the Memorial Union. Visit the web site at www.beyondboundaries.info for more information. The conference is planned and sponsored by UND.
Who should attend? Higher education faculty, higher education administrators, curriculum designers and online course developers, distance education professionals, instructional and information technology support specialists, student service representatives, librarians, undergraduate and graduate level students, and individuals interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning.
The keynote speakers are:
* Marc Prensky, an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, futurist, visionary and inventor in the critical areas of education and learning. He is the founder of Games2train, an e-learning company whose clients include IBM, Bank of America, Pfizer, Nokia, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Florida and LA Virtual Schools. He is the author of the critically acclaimed "Digital Game-Based Learning" (McGraw-Hill, 2001), and "Don't Bother Me, Mom - I'm Learning! The Positive Guide for Parents Concerned About Their Kids' Video and Computer Game Playing."
Prensky's professional focus has been on reinventing the learning process, combining the motivation of video games and other highly engaging activities with the driest content of education and business. He is considered one of the world's leading experts on the connection between games and learning. His innovative combination of educational tools and game technology - including the world's first fast-action videogame-based corporate training tool - is being accepted throughout schools, government and corporate America.
* Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt are the authors of the 1999 Frandson Award winning book, "Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom" (Jossey-Bass, 1999), "Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom" (Jossey-Bass, 2001), "The Virtual Student" (Jossey-Bass, 2003) and "Collaborating Online" (2005). The books are comprehensive guides to the development of an online environment that helps promote successful learning outcomes while building and fostering a sense of community among the learners. Palloff and Pratt have been presenting this work across the United States and internationally since 1994 as well as consulting to academic institutions regarding the development of effective distance learning programs. Their web site is www.xroadservices.com.
This two-day conference is jam-packed with trends, tips and tricks on integrating technology into teaching and learning. View the Beyond Boundaries searchable schedule with session dates, times and descriptions at www.beyondboundaries.info.
Full conference registration is just $100 (includes materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, Thursday evening reception and access to the exhibit hall) if you register on or before Sept. 15. Space is limited so register early. Registration forms are now available at www.beyondboundaries.info. You may register online using your credit card to print a registration form that can be mailed or faxed. You may also call the Office of Conference Services at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663 (toll free) to register. A complete registration brochure will be mailed the week of Aug. 28. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know at email@example.com (Attn: Beyond Boundaries).
For more information, contact UND Conference Services at 866-579-2663 (toll-free) or 701-777-2663 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (ATTN: Beyond Boundaries). You can also visit www.beyondboundaries.info for more information.
-- Robyn von Ruden, Conference Services Coordinator, Division of Continuing Education, email@example.com, 7-4274
|Theology for Lunch series begins Oct. 4|
Mark your calendar and plan to join Campus Ministry Association, representing Christus Rex, Newman Center, United Campus Ministry, and Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel for the fall Theology for Lunch series. The topic for the fall series will be an examination of capital punishment and will take place at noon, Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25 at Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, 3120 Fifth Ave. N. Lunch will be served, so bring your appetite, a friend, and an interest in sharing your thoughts and ideas. -- Lisa Burger (Student Academic Services) on behalf of Campus Ministry Association.
|Annual reports due Oct. 16|
The University's Strategic Plan states that each unit within the University will prepare an annual report due by Oct. 16. The plan also states that “each unit describes its progress in carrying out the unit strategic plan and its progress in carrying out its responsibility for portions of the University’s plan. Units also describe their plans for the coming year.” (UND Strategic Plan)
The following information is being provided for assistance as you plan preparation of your FY2006 (July 2005-June 2006) annual report:
• Final due date for FY2006 web-annual reports is Monday, Oct. 16. However, earlier submittal dates may be established by your respective college, unit, and/or division.
• The required web-based report template for narrative reporting, instructions, and guidelines can be found at the annual report web site URL:
Password questions can be directed to the Office of Institutional Research at 777-4358.
The web site also provides information about strategic and annual reporting at UND, as well as the state level.
• Please note the change in the assessment area of the annual reports. The questions are similar to last year, however, the layout has changed.
• The text-editing feature allows formatted text (bold, bullets, color, etc.) and tables to be copied and pasted while retaining the format. Please note that when “pasting” text into this site, MSWord seems to work the best.
• An attempt has been made to limit the amount of redundancy; however redundancy is a necessary “evil.” It is very important that you use the web application template and instructions to guide your responses and provide complete information for each item.
• Core data can be accessed at the annual report web site and continues to be updated as information becomes available.
• Questions on annual reporting should be directed to:
Academic Affairs: Connie Gagelin, 777-2165
Finance and Operations: Jason Uhlir, 777-3444 or Sharlette Seelan, 777-2059
Student and Outreach Services: Lillian Elsinga or Terry Aubol, 777-2664
SMHS: Judith Bruce, 777-4271 or Madonna Hajicek, 777-2722
Research: Michelle Meyer, 777-6772
All others: Alice Brekke, 777-2506
-- Connie Gagelin, Administrative Officer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2165
|Please return Wellness Center survey|
Please fill out the needs and interest survey you recently received in the mail and send it back to the Wellness Center. Our address is new, but the box number is still the same, 8365. And remember to mark your calendar for the grand opening of the new Student Wellness Center Monday, Sept. 25.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center, email@example.com, 777-0210
|Administrative internship opportunities available|
Each year, the President’s office and the President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) sponsor a set of professional development programs for full-time faculty and staff at UND. These programs are designed to assist those with an interest in University leadership to broaden their perspectives on issues and policies affecting decisions in higher education. These programs are open to both men and women, though special emphasis is placed on the importance of developing women for professional leadership roles within the University.
The administrative internship component of the President’s Leadership Programs is designed for faculty and staff interested in additional administrative work. Each year, up to eight participants are matched with approved internship projects and mentors across campus. On average, interns will work six hours per week on their projects and may attend monthly meetings to network with other interns. Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to $1,000 depending on the length of the internship project. To apply, call 777-4824 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Completed applications are due Friday, Sept. 22.
The five available internships and mentors are as follows:
#2006-01: Work Performance Review: Office of Academic Advisement and #2006-02: Faculty Involvement in Grant Funding
Mentors: Dennis Elbert, dean, and Steve Moser, associate dean, College of Business and Public Administration
Time: One semester each
Skills: The intern(s) should have an interest in administration and project work. A terminal degree would be helpful but is not required. An interest in student advisement would be a plus.
The College of Business and Public Administration (CoBPA) is looking for an administrative intern to work on one or two projects of value to the college. The first is related to student advising and the other is tied to expansion of our faculty grant activity. First, we would like to conduct a work performance review of our Office of Academic Advisement (OAA). The review would include an analysis of faculty and staff expectations, current and potential student services and staffing needs, requirements & resources. This review of current OAA operations will include benchmarking with other schools (peer, aspirant, and competitive) accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The second project involves a refinement of ways to increase faculty involvement in grant projects in the CoBPA. We have a college grant writer and a development officer to assist faculty members work on external grant projects. Traditionally however, the same faculty members tend to pursue these opportunities. We would like to have the intern explore ways to increase faculty interest in funded research projects that will help us to reach our research goals
#2006-03: Development and Funding of New Graduate Programs
Mentor: Chandice Covington, dean, College of Nursing
Time: Two semesters
Skills: Excellent computer skills, web lit searches, working with approval groups.
Development and funding of new graduate programs. Day to day processes to start new curriculum, from the writing through the approval stages and marketing.
#2006-04: Enrollment Management Plan
Mentor: Margaret A. Healy, chair, Educational Leadership
Time: One to two semesters
Skills: Strong interest in the graduate student experience, good writing skills, and an interest in enrollment management. The department of educational leadership has significant enrollment and opportunity for growth; thus, the department has decided it needs to develop an enrollment management plan in order to make strategic decisions for the future. The plan would examine the recruitment, admission, orientation, progression and graduation of students in master's, specialists and doctoral programs. Each stage of the plan includes potential projects for an administrative intern. The department has identified an immediate need to develop recruiting materials, student handbooks, database systems for admissions and degree progression, and work with evaluating and furthering refining the assessment plan. Depending on the intern’s interests and goals, projects can be selected that would permit the intern to develop a new area of expertise or to further refine skills and demonstrate competencies
#2006-05: Federal Compliance Policy Development
Mentor: Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for research
Time: One to two semesters
Skills: While not required, the successful applicant may have expertise in law, engineering, or an area of Federal compliance such as human subject research. Good verbal and written communication skills would be an asset.
The intern will be primarily responsible for developing a University policy for compliance with the Federal export control regulations as formulated by the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This is a new area of compliance for the University and will allow the intern to not only learn about Federal compliance issues but also make a significant contribution to the University policy which is developed. The intern will work with Dr. Milavetz, mentor, as well as other members of RDC. The intern will learn about compliance issues by participating in meetings and discussions with University compliance committees. The intern will research the background of EAR and ITAR and how other universities have handled the compliance issues raised by EAR and ITAR. Finally, the intern will prepare a draft of a proposed policy statement for University consideration. The intern will be assessed by the mentor by informal feedback on a regular basis and more formally following completion of the draft policy.
#2006-6: Survey and Analysis of Former UND Presidential Scholars
Mentor: Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services
Time: Two Semesters
Skills: Interest and skill in survey development and analysis. Good project planning and communication skills will be important as will a genuine interest in students. The goal of this project is to gather information about UND alumni who attended the University as Presidential Scholars. The intern will be responsible for developing and implementing a plan to determine how the information is to be gathered, and develop a plan to interview or survey these alumni, analyze the results, and prepare a summary to be used by UND administrators and by the Alumni Association and Foundation.
|Provost's office seeks former scholarship recipients|
UND would like to do more to support students as candidates for national scholarships and fellowships, and one piece of that effort involves identifying faculty and staff who have themselves been recipients of such scholarships/fellowships during their own student years. If you have received one of these nationally competitive awards (e.g., a student Fulbright, Rhodes Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Truman Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, etc.), please contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-4684 or email@example.com.
If you are a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and might have an interest in beginning a chapter at UND, we would also like that information.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4684
|Senate Scholarly Activities deadlines listed|
Friday, Sept. 15, is the first deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC). The committee will consider requests from faculty members to support travel associated with the presentation of scholarly papers. Travel requests will be considered only for travel to be completed between Sept. 16, 2006, and Jan. 16, 2007. The committee will not provide funds for travel already completed. However, awards can be made contingent on receipt of a letter of acceptance from the meeting at which a paper is to be presented or a program listing the applicant among the presenters. Therefore, if you will be traveling during the specified dates, but do not yet have a letter of acceptance, please submit your application at this time. If an award is made, it will be set up for you after you submit proper evidence of acceptance for presentation. No other applications will be considered.
The second deadline for submission of applications is Monday, Oct. 16, 2006. Only research/creative activity or publication applications will be considered.
The third deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between Jan. 17, 2007, and May 1, 2007. No other applications will be considered.
The fourth deadline is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. Research/creative activity and publication grant applications, as well as applications for new faculty scholar awards, will be considered. No travel applications will be considered.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007, is the final deadline for submission of travel grant applications. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 2, 2007, and Sept. 15, 2007. No other applications will be considered.
The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC awards granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500. The committee receives requests for funding that far exceed funds available for awards; therefore, please prepare your application carefully.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited funding available for Senate Scholarly Activities Committee awards this year, the Committee will be making awards based on the following criteria: official notice of presentation, number of SSAC awards previously received by the applicant, and years at UND (new faculty and first-time applicants are given priority).
Application forms are available at Research Development and Compliance (RD&C), 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on RD&C’s home page (UND’s home page under “Research”). A properly signed original and 11 copies of the application must be submitted to RD&C prior to or on the published deadline. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on RD&C’s home page or by calling RD&C at 777-4278.
-- B. P. Bandyopadhyay, Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Mechanical Engineering, email@example.com, 701/777-4278
|University Senate elects 2006-2007 leadership|
Tom Petros (Psychology) was elected 2006-2008 Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the University Senate at that body's Sept. 7 meeting. Doug Munski (Geography) is the 2006-2007 University Senate Chair.
Michele Iiams (Math) and Steven Light (Political Science) were elected for two-year terms and Kathy Smart (Teaching and Learning) was elected for a one-year term as faculty representative on the Committee on Committees.
Will Gosnold (Geology) was elected to a two-year term as faculty representative, and Student Body President Nathan Martindale was elected to a one-year term as student representative on the Senate Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, which establishes the agenda for meetings of the University Senate and acts in the Senate's place when necessary between Senate meetings, also includes Senate Chair Doug Munski (Geography); Senate Vice Chair/Chair Elect Tom Petros (Psychology); Senate Secretary Suzanne Anderson (Registrar); Senate immediate past chair Sue Jeno (Physical Therapy); faculty representative Jon Jackson (Anatomy); UND representative from the Council of College Faculties Curt Stofferahn (Sociology); and Provost Greg Weisenstein.
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3892
|Two faculty study seminars scheduled for fall|
Faculty Study Seminars (FSS) offer an opportunity for faculty to meet with a small group of colleagues sharing an interest in teaching and learning. Two groups will be offered this fall, each organized around a recent book or set of readings, provided for participants by the Office of Instructional Development. Groups typically meet four times during a semester –- first holding a planning session and then meeting to discuss readings at a pace and on a schedule agreed to by group members during their planning session. Study Seminars for fall 2006 are:
1. "Leaving the Lectern: Cooperative Learning and the Critical First Days of Students Working in Groups" by Dean A. McManus (Facilitator: Libby Rankin).
Here’s how the author describes this book: Reading a story is an old and familiar way to learn. This book is my story, about one particular course. It tells how I taught for years as I had been taught. Then after making minor changes in my teaching, I made a major change -- from lecture and examination to cooperative learning and student projects. You will read what I did during those first several days, when neither the students nor I knew for sure what was coming next. But by working together, we succeeded.
The challenges facing me ranged from turning lecture notes into student activities that required group work to accepting that I was a novice again in teaching, after years of teaching only by professing expert knowledge. But the greatest challenge demanded that I think more about what the students should learn and were learning than about what information I would put into the course and ask them to recall. Never before had I been expected to think more about the students than myself. It was difficult.
I tell you about each step I took during those days and reflect on the meaning of what I did properly and successfully or just flat wrong. At each of those steps I offer citations to references that will better prepare you to make the change. When you change your teaching, you enter a whole new world of education, and so I also share with you my emotions, from anxiety to joy, and encourage you to begin the journey.
2. "Beyond Grade Inflation: Grading Problems in Higher Education" by Shouping Hu (editor).
According to the publisher (the ASHE Higher Education Report series), "This report presents a conceptual framework that can aid in understanding the complexity of grading problems in higher education. It takes into account individual course-grading philosophy, students' choice of coursework, changes in composition of the faculty, and changes in the student population, among other factors. The conceptual framework helps professionals to understand that grading practices need to be examined at multiple levels, not just in the aggregate at the institutional and national levels. Practices and problems vary by discipline, institutional type, faculty rank, and other such conditions. The framework also provides advice about where policymakers and leaders can target efforts (state aid policy) and other areas where they can have little or no impact (student demographic shifts)."
Capitalizing on the knowledge that senior faculty have related to grading, this monograph examines changing institutional practices, fluctuations in departmental and school norms, and various strategies for grading. It argues for the need for institutional policies related to grading and more discussion on campuses about standards and norms.
To sign up for one of these Faculty Study Seminars, contact Libby Rankin at email@example.com or 777-4233. Mention the book you’d like to read, and include a copy of your fall semester schedule. Your group will begin meeting later this month after books for all participants have arrived.
-- Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4233
|Who's Who nominations due Sept. 15|
The University is accepting nominations for the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges program, which honors outstanding students on campuses all across the country.
Faculty, staff, and students, are encouraged to nominate students who excel in scholarship ability, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship, service to UND and potential for future achievements as these are the criteria for selection. Each nominee will be asked to submit an application that will be due Oct. 13.
Each nominee must be currently enrolled at UND and must have a minimum of 60 credits as of the completion of the 2006 summer term. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the yearly award and past recipients may reapply.
Nominations forms can be picked up in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in the Memorial Union or downloaded from http://www.union.und.edu/involvement/leadership/forms.htm . The nomination must be hand-delivered by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15. For further information about the nomination process, call Linda Rains at 777-4076 or e-mail email@example.com .
|Dates set for Saturday recruitment events|
Enrollment Services appreciates your willingness to participate in the recruitment activities that are planned throughout the year. Knowing that advanced warning is useful as you plan your year's activities, please consider this summary of the main Saturday events for which your assistance is requested. Please mark your calendars - more specific details will precede each event. You'll notice that our Saturday large-group activities are focused around just three weekends throughout the year in an attempt to minimize extra work-load for faculty and staff.
Saturday Recruitment Events:
Nov. 4 - Fall Open House (audience: mainly high school seniors)
Feb. 24 - Spring Open House (audience: mainly high school juniors but high school seniors will also attend in smaller numbers)
March 24 - Transfer Student Getting Started hosted by Student Academic Services (audience: transfer students needing advisement and course registration)
-- Kenton Pauls, director, Enrollment Services.
|Study indicates students interested in health care fields|
High school students in North Dakota are very interested in pursuing careers in the health care field, according to a study by the Center for Rural Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Nearly 40 percent of North Dakota high school students indicated an interest in health care in a survey done in 25 schools throughout the state. Of those interested in health care, top career picks were to become a nurse, physician or physical therapist.
The survey was done as part of the North Dakota Nursing Needs Study, an ongoing project at the Center for Rural Health, funded by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. In its fifth year, the study looks at issues of nursing supply and demand in the state by tracking nurse shortages and numbers of nursing students and retiring nurses.
“Many of our nurses in North Dakota will be retiring in the next 10 years,” said Patricia Moulton, director of the project at the Center for Rural Health. “We need to find people to fill those spots and it looks like our high school students are interested.”
About 30 percent of the students say they plan to seek employment in North Dakota’s urban areas, however a quarter of them are uncertain where they want to work.
“This creates a potential for recruitment of these students to jobs in North Dakota, specifically the rural areas,” said Moulton, who will present her findings to the North Dakota Legislative Council Budget Committee on Health Care Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Students were also asked what would encourage them to choose a career in health care. About 60 percent of students said they would look at a career in health care if an employer agreed to pay their college tuition in exchange for a guarantee that they would work for them after college.
“These sorts of programs can help our providers recruit these students to work in their communities,” said Moulton.
Later this year, the Center for Rural Health will hold a health workforce summit to discuss these and other strategies for training and retaining health care providers in North Dakota.
For more information on the North Dakota Nursing Needs Study, visit: http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/rural/rhw/nursing/
|Disregard credit card offers|
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:
▪ 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”)
▪ Attend a required purchasing card training session prior to receiving your purchasing card
-- Vicki Von Harz, Secretary, Purchasing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2682
|Donated leave requested for Karlene Clark|
Leave donations are sought for Karlene Clark, circulation student specialist at the Chester Fritz Library. She and her family thank you for your generosity. Please send a donated leave form to Karen Cloud, Stop 9000 to donate leave. For a form, go to www.und.edu/dept/payroll, then click on forms. -- Chester Fritz Library.
|Use new surplus property disposal forms|
There are new surplus property disposal forms that should be used that can be found at http://www.facilities.und.nodak.edu/cwarehouse/surplus.htm . Please use Form A Surplus Property Disposal for surplus that had an original purchase price of less than $5,000 and has a current value of less than $500. Please use Form B Surplus Property Disposal for surplus that had an original purchase price of $5,000.00 or a current value of more than $500.
|Reduce the price of textbooks today|
Spring textbook requests are due Oct. 2. Submit your adoptions online at www.und.bkstore.com, then select the faculty services tab or contact us at 777-2106.
Having your course and book information by Oct. 2 allows us to pay students who choose to sell their unwanted titles 50 percent of 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. If you adopt the text alone (instead of a textbook package or bundle), more students actually buy it. Recent studies conducted by Student Monitor indicate that 77 percent of students would choose to purchase the text alone if given the option. With early information, we can notify you of publisher stock situations, edition changes, and out-of-print titles.
Our used textbook inventory for this past fall semester was over $1 million. The savings to UND students based on that inventory was over $337,000. This has only been possible because of your concern and support by turning in textbook requests as early as possible. Thank you for your continued support.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, email@example.com, 777-2103
|Natives needed for research on alcohol and gambling|
Seeking Native American males over the age of 21 to participate in research regarding the effects of alcohol intoxication on gambling. Participants will be compensated for their participation and must have no history of substance abuse or gambling problems. Contact Melissa Whitton at 777-3326 or firstname.lastname@example.org@und.nodak.edu for more information.
-- Melissa Whitton, Graduate Student, Psychology, email@example.com, 777-3326
|Menu listed for Twamley Snack Bar|
* Sept. 13: Entree: Hot Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Normandy, and Gravy. Side dishes are Sloppy Joes, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Soup. Soup is Tomato Ravioli and UND Cheese.
* Sept. 14: Entree: Beef, Chicken or Bean Taco Salad and Spanish Rice. Side order: Taco Burger. Soup is Vegetable.
* Sept. 15: Entree: Chicken Burger with Dijon Spaghetti, Salad, Chips, Carrots and Celery. Side dish is Grilled Patty Melt with Soup, or Sloppy Joe with Chips. Soup is Clam Chowder and Chili.
* Sept. 18: Entree: Philly Beef Wrap, Carrots and Celery, Chips; Grilled Turkey Club with soup, or Sloppy Joe with Chips. Soup is Tomato Vegetable and Chili.
* Sept. 19: Entree: Hearty Meat Sauce, Linguini Noodles, Tuscan Blend and Garlic Bread; Grilled Reuben Sandwich with Soup; Sloppy Joe with Chips. Soup is Chicken Dumpling and Dutch Potato.
-- Tammy Kaiser, Supervisor, Food Service, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3934
|Thai Week at Museum Cafe|
Specials at the North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe are:
* Sept. 12, Entrée: Thai Fish Curry, Soup: Jasmine Rice
* Sept. 13, Entrée: Thai Grilled Chicken, Soup: Rubies (Water Chestnuts) in Coconut Milk
* Sept. 14, Entrée: Thai Pork Skewers, Soup: Vegetable Curry
* Sept. 15, Entrée: Thai Pork Curry, Soup: Pumpkin Laab
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, and UND billing is accepted; conference room is available for luncheons. We also cater weekend and evening events, 777-4195. Visit the Museum Cafe online at www.ndmoa.com/cafe.html.
-- Connie Hulst, Office Manager, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.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.
POSITION: Project Manager, Technology Commercialization, EERC, #07-077
DEADLINE: (I) 9/18/2006
SALARY: $50,000 - $70,000
POSITION: Server Administrator, ITSS, #07-075
DEADLINE: (I) 9/14/2006
SALARY:$36,000 - $42,000
POSITION: Head of Reference and Research Services, #07-039
DEADLINE: 9/15/06 Current UND employee (Internal) applicants will be considered with the External applicants.
SALARY: $55,000 - $57,000
POSITION: Associate Vice President for Outreach Services and Dean of Outreach Programs, #06-114
DEADLINE: (I) Current UND employee (Internal) applicants will be considered with the External applicants. Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
POSITION: Research Information Associate, EERC #07-076
DEADLINE: (I) 9/15/2006
SALARY: $23,000 - $28,000
POSITION: Graduate Nursing Student Services Specialist, College of Nursing, #07-072
DEADLINE: (I) 9/13/2006
SALARY: $25,000 - $26,700
POSITION: Administrative Secretary, Business & Public Administration, #07-074
DEADLINE: (I) 9/13/2006
SALARY: $19,000 - $22,000
CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE: No current openings.
|Documentary wins award|
A documentary film, "Heaven is Our Homeland," written by English Senior Lecturer Ronald Vossler, has received a Gold Award in the documentary-historical category of the Aurora Awards.
The film, produced by Roadshow Productions in cooperation with Prairie Public Broadcasting, is part of Vossler's national and international award winning series, and will be distributed and aired nationally on public broadcasting stations.
The Aurora Awards, an international competition designed to recognize excellence in film and
video, also recognize individuals in the arts and film industry of outstanding talent.
-- Ronald Vossler, Senior Lecturer, English, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-218-779-68
|Memorial service set for Jim Beasley|
Jim Beasley, reference librarian at the Chester Fritz Library, died Sept. 6 in Northwood Deaconess Nursing Center, Northwood. He was 65. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 319 South 5th Street, Grand Forks.
Jim Beasley was born Feb. 6, 1941, in Indianapolis to Alonzo and Mabel (Randall) Beasley. He grew up and graduated from high school in Indianapolis, then earned bachelor's, master's, and specialist degrees in library science from Indianapolis University. He worked for a college in Montana, the University of South Dakota Library, and an institute for troubled boys in Maryville, Miss., before moving to Grand Forks to take a position as a reference librarian at UND in 2001.
He was very well-liked at the Chester Fritz Library. He was a friendly, honest man, and one full of integrity. If someone asked him if there was anything they could do for him, he would say, "You can give me a smile." He loved everyone, he was easy to get along with, and enjoyed being around people.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a eucharistic minister and member of the Vestry there.
He is survived by his brothers, Alonzo Beasley II and Gale, both of Indianapolis, and sisters, Almeda Beasley, Parksville, N.Y., Sandra, and Margaret, both of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and a sister, Rebecca.
(Information provided by Grand Forks Herald)