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ISSUE: Volume 44, Number 02: August 24, 2006

Contents
Top Stories
UND breaks ground Aug. 29 for research building
Events to Note
GER committee holds annual revalidation workshop
General Education Summit 2 agenda listed
UND observatory to host community open house
Former chair of Indian Space Research Organization to visit UND
Doctoral examination set for Patricia Hunter
Higher education leadership panel is Sept. 5
U2 workshops listed
NDSU professor to present gallery talk Sept. 7
Announcements
U Senate meeting/agenda dates listed
Applications available for higher education leadership seminar
Faculty-directed education abroad policy detailed
Chester Fritz Library lists library course reserves information
Telecommunications, ITSS now selling software for faculty, staff
Dakota Science Center begins bird count
Barnes & Noble at UND sale is through Sept. 3
New dance curriculum inaugurated in Theatre Arts
Bookstore records over $1 million in used textbooks
Medical library lists fall hours
Medical library lists Labor Day holiday hours
North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe specials
Internal job openings listed
In the News
UND professor interviewed on NPR
Wayne Onger graduates from Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety
UND breaks ground Aug. 29 for research building

The College of Nursing will break ground on the $3.9 million Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 430 Oxford Street on the south side of the College of Nursing building.

The Behavioral Research Center will be used by nursing and psychology faculty to explore conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, alcoholism, diabetes, nutritional disorders and other conditions by helping patients alter their behaviors.

“We’ll be at the hub of studying preventive interventions that will benefit people right here in the Upper Great Plains,” said Glenda Lindseth, professor of nursing and the principal investigator on the building project.

“The funding will provide state-of-the art facilities to support behavioral research endeavors and enhance our competitiveness in winning future research funding,” said Thomas Petros, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Psychology.

The Center, funded by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources, will be built adjacent to the existing Nursing Building on the UND campus. The joint team of EAPC Architects Engineers in Grand Forks and LSY Architects and Laboratory Planners in Washington, D.C., are providing architectural services.

The College of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate programs, from a baccalaureate nursing program that is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to master's education with six specializations and a doctoral program that prepares nurses for roles as nurse scientists and faculty. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students for roles in community nutrition or dietetics and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association.

GER committee holds annual revalidation workshop

The General Education Requirements (GER) Committee is holding its annual revalidation workshop Friday, Aug. 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. The event is designed to provide information to departments about the general education revalidation process and to facilitate communication between revalidating departments and the GER committee.

Departments are currently revalidated on a three-year cycle. Departments up for revalidation in the 2006/2007 cycle include:
Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Sciences and Disorders, English, Geology, Honors, Indian Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Recreation and Leisure Services, and Theatre Arts.

Representatives from any department are welcome at the workshop, and those who are revalidating this year are especially encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Jana Hollands by Tuesday, Aug. 24, to ensure sufficient seating and snacks.
-- Matthew Cavalli, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, matthewcavalli@mail.und.nodak.edu, 7-4389

General Education Summit 2 agenda listed

General Education Summit 2
Friday, Aug. 25, a day of activities focusing on general education at UND.
* 9 to 10:30 a.m., general education revalidation workshop for those departments due for Gen Ed revalidation this year (River Valley Room, Memorial Union)
* 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., "Teaching Gen Ed Courses As if They Matter," a panel discussion (Burtness Theatre)
* 1:30 to 3 p.m., "Helping Students Value General Education," a public conversation with Ross Miller of the AAC&U moderated by Joan Hawthorne (East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library)

Ross Miller has suggested people participating in these events might want to read “What Really Matters in College,” available at http://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/le-sufa05/LEAP_SUFA05.pdf
-- Anne Kelsch, Dr., History, anne_kelsch@und.nodak.edu, 7-6489

UND observatory to host community open house

The Department of Space Studies will host an open house Saturday, Aug. 26, for UND and Greater Grand Forks communities. It will highlight the observatory's astronomical equipment, including a newly built radio telescope, and demonstrates to the community the observatory's evolving capabilities. Visitors will also be able to view live images of the Sun through a telescope, talk with UND students conducting astronomical research, and learn about plans for a $3 million observatory at the site. Food and beverages will be provided.

The open house will begin at noon and will continue into the evening. A star party will be held beginning at dusk and will continue through midnight.

For more information, contact Paul Hardersen at (701) 777-4896 or via e-mail at Hardersen@space.edu. Directions to the observatory: drive west of Grand Forks on Highway 2 until passing Mile Marker 346. Take a left onto a gravel road into Oakville Township. Drive until crossing railroad tracks and arrive at a T-intersection. Turn right. Drive about one-half mile and turn at the first left. Drive another one-half mile and the observatory is on the left side of the road.

Former chair of Indian Space Research Organization to visit UND

Professor U. R. Rao, former chair of the Indian Space Research Organization, will visit UND Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, and will deliver three public lectures. On Monday, Aug. 28, he will present "Indian Space Program, An Overview"; Wednesday, Aug. 30, will be "Communication Revolution in India Through Space"; and Thursday, Aug. 31, is "Space Technology for Poverty Alleviation and Management of Natural Resources." All lectures will be in the Clifford Hall Auditorium at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Dr. Rao will also meet with students for an informal open discussion from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in 220 Clifford Hall.

He is a well-known space scientist, recently ranked by Space News magazine among the top 10 international personalities who have made a difference in civil, commerce and military space in the world since 1989. He was also the president of United Nations Conference on the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space (UNISPACE-III) held in Vienna in July 1999. During Prof. Rao's chairmanship of the Indian Space Research Organization, India witnessed major developments in launch vehicles, communication and remote sensing satellites and in the utilization of space technology for the country's development. He is currently the chairman of India's physical research laboratories, chancellor of Ambetkar University and a board member of Reserve Bank of India.

For more information, contact Santhosh Seelan, (Space Studies), 777-2355 or e-mail seelan@space.edu.

Doctoral examination set for Patricia Hunter

The final examination for Patricia Hunter, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in Room 318, Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is, "Development and Validation of the Coping, Alcohol/Drugs, and Trauma Scale (CATS)." David Whitcomb (Counseling) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Higher education leadership panel is Sept. 5

You are invited to attend a panel presentation, "Exploring Higher Education Leadership," presented by the 2005-06 participants in the President’s Issues in Higher Education Leadership Seminar. The panel presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Panel members are Loretta Heuer (Nursing), Linda Neuerburg (American Indian Student Services), David Whitcomb (Counseling), Kimberly Kenville (Aviation), Bonnie Solberg (Memorial Union), and Suzy Belyea (Housing). The panel members will discuss challenges and opportunities in higher education leadership. You are particularly encouraged to attend if you are thinking about applying for the 2006-07 Issues in Higher Education Leadership Seminar. Please RSVP to Lisa Moore (777-4141) by Friday, Sept. 1, if you expect to attend the panel presentation.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, victoriabeard@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4824

U2 workshops listed

Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 5-7. Visit our web site for more.

Access XP, Beginning: Sept. 5, 6, and 7, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., or Sept. 25, 26, and 27, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total), 361 Upson II. Prerequisite: basic understanding of computers, mouse and file saving/retrieval skills. Introduces Access and relational databases. Create a database, work with tables, queries, forms, reports, and establish relationships. Presenter: Heidi Strande.

Records Retention and E-Mail: Sept. 5, 9 to 10 a.m., Oct. 18, 10 to 11 a.m., or Nov. 16, 1 to 2 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Learn what role e-mail plays in an organization, UND policy, and best practices for retaining e-mail messages. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

Defensive Driving: Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. 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: Greg Krause.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: phone, 777-2128, e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online, 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

NDSU professor to present gallery talk Sept. 7

Currently in the Col. Myers Art Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center, are the prints and mixed media work of Kent Kapplinger, associate professor at NDSU. His 22 works will be on display through Sept. 7. Kapplinger will give a gallery talk Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. All are welcome. -- Brian Paulsen, Art.

U Senate meeting/agenda dates listed

Following are the 2006-07 University Senate meeting dates and agenda item due dates.

MEETING DATE / AGENDA ITEM DUE DATE
Sept. 7, 2006 / Aug. 24, 2006
Oct. 5, 2006 / Sept. 21, 2006
Nov. 2, 2006 / Oct. 19, 2006
Dec. 7, 2006 / Nov. 22, 2006
Jan. 11, 2007* / Dec. 28, 2006 *A January meeting is usually not held unless there's urgent business.
Feb. 1, 2007 / Jan. 18, 2007
March 1, 2007 / Feb. 15, 2007
Apr. 5, 2007 / March 22, 2007
May 3, 2007 / Apr. 19, 2007

Applications available for higher education leadership seminar

Applications are now being accepted for the 2006-07 Issues in Higher Education Leadership Seminar. Sponsored by the President and PAC-W, this program is designed for full-time faculty and staff interested in gaining a broader view of leadership in higher education. Six individuals will be selected to participate. The program is 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 program runs from October 2006 to May 2007 and includes participation in a monthly seminar, attendance at one national higher education conference, and one meeting of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. Participants will also be expected to organize a campus forum on a higher education topic of their choosing. Each participant will receive a $250 stipend plus travel and conference expenses. Applications are available from victoriabeard@mail.und.nodak.edu and are due Friday, Sept. 15.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, victoriabeard@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4824

Faculty-directed education abroad policy detailed

To ensure safety, maximize program quality, and minimize liability exposure, the Provost reminds all University employees who lead University-sanctioned programs abroad to comply with established policy. The Faculty-Directed Education Abroad policy states:

All faculty taking students out of the country on University-sanctioned programs must
* Obtain pre-approval from the Office of International Programs
* Comply with the UND Faculty-Directed Education Abroad Manual
* Purchase study abroad insurance through the Office of International Programs
* Attend an education abroad pre-departure orientation
* Register for UND field trip insurance through the Office of Safety and Environmental Health
* Register for UND faculty travel insurance through the Office of Safety and Environmental Health

All students studying abroad for UND credit must
* Pre-register with the Office of International Programs
* Pay the appropriate study abroad fee
* Purchase study abroad insurance through the Office of International Programs
* Read and sign the UND waiver and release statement for study abroad
* Attend an education abroad pre-departure orientation
* Be familiar with the UND Study Abroad Handbook

Please direct questions to Ray Lagasse, director of International Programs, 777-2938.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, victoriabeard@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4824

Chester Fritz Library lists library course reserves information

The Chester Fritz Library asks that faculty read the following information about using course reserves during the 2006-07 academic year.

• A course reserve request form should be submitted to the Chester Fritz Library staff at least one week before an assignment is announced to the students at the beginning of the semester.
• Materials are processed in the order in which they are received. Once the beginning-of-semester rush is completed, the time required to process reserve requests may lessen according to the volume of requests.
• Processing times may be longer for electronic reserves than for print due to publisher and copyright denials or prohibitive expenses.
• Reserve request forms must be submitted once each semester to place items on reserve.
• See Chester Fritz Library course reserves web site: http://www.library.und.edu/services/coursereserves.jsp
-- Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries, Chester Fritz Library, wilburstolt@mail.und.edu, 777-2189

Telecommunications, ITSS now selling software for faculty, staff

We currently have two software products available, each selling for $70 plus tax:
Microsoft Office 2003 Professional includes Access 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Excel 2003, Publisher 2003, Outlook 2003, Word 2003.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Upgrade. Students must have a qualifying license of the previous version to use the upgrade. Our agreement with Microsoft only allows us to license upgrade versions of Windows, not the full version.

In order to purchase the software, you must have a campus-issued ID card. The software charges are referred to the Business Office for payment at the end of the month.

For questions, please call 777-4112 and choose option 3.

Dakota Science Center begins bird count

The Dakota Science Center partners with schools to bring Project Feeder Water into the classroom, which is a winter-long survey of birds visiting feeders across North America. Students periodically count the number of each species they see at their feeders from November through early April. The counts are submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This data collection helps scientists track broad-scale movements of winter bird populations, as well as long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

This fall the Dakota Science Center is helping the Cornell Lab of Ornithology by participating in the Bur Oak acorn collection study. Mature acorns from bur oaks are being collected across the Midwest to determine their distribution. The data collected will help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology determine the availability of this food source for birds. If you would like to collect acorns for this study please contact the Dakota Science Center (Laura Munski 772-8207 or lmunski@yahoo.com).

Barnes & Noble at UND sale is through Sept. 3

From Aug. 21 through Sept. 3, save 25 percent off Jansport imprinted men's and women's sweatshirts, as well as selected Red Shirt imprinted clothing items. Shop early for best selection!
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, michelle_abernathey@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2103

New dance curriculum inaugurated in Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts Department announces the addition of two dance courses to its curriculum. Dance courses will be offered both fall and spring terms of the 2006-07 academic year. In the fall semester Tap I, meeting MW 4:30-5:30 p.m., and Jazz I, meeting T/TH 3:30-4:45 p.m., will be offered. In the spring semester Tap II and Jazz II will be offered. Tap I and Jazz I may be offered again in spring if there is sufficient interest. Enrollment is open to all students, staff, and faculty at UND. Enrollment for the fall term is still being accepted. There is also a waiting list available if the courses do fill. Classes will be held in 108 Chandler Hall. For more information about the classes, please call Patricia Downey at 777-4075.
-- Patricia Downey, Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts, patricia.downey@und.nodak.edu, 777-4075

Bookstore records over $1 million in used textbooks

As we anticipate the arrival of UND students, I just want to thank everyone for all the support they have given us in helping the students reduce the cost of their textbooks. As we head into the start of classes, Barnes and Noble at UND has over $1 million in used textbooks. This translates into $337,000 in savings to your students over the next few weeks.

We could not have done this without your support in submitting timely book information. Let your students know about the great savings and have a wonderful semester. Thank you!
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, michelle_abernathey@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2103

Medical library lists fall hours

The Library of Health Sciences fall hours follow: Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- April Byars, 777-3893, Library of the Health Sciences, abyars@medicine.nodak.edu.

Medical library lists Labor Day holiday hours

The Library of the Health Sciences will be open these hours over the Labor Day weekend: Friday, Sept. 1, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept 2, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept 3, 1 to 5; Monday (Labor Day), Sept. 4, 1 p.m. to midnight.
Thank you. -- April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe specials

Aug. 24 – Entrée: Prawn Vindaloo, Soup: Indian Lamb Curry
Aug. 25 – Entrée: Chicken Chettinad, Soup: Chilled Coconut
Aug. 28 – Entrée: Caribbean Chicken Curry, Soup: Curried Avocado
Aug. 29 – Entrée: Marinated Cucumber Salad, Soup: Zarzuela de Mariscos
Aug. 30 – Entrée: Coconut Prawn, Soup: Cuban Beef Stew
Aug. 31 – Entrée: Caribbean Fruit Salad, Soup: Curry Channa

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

Take-out is available, UND billing is accepted. The conference room is available for luncheons. We also cater weekend and evening events, 777-4195. Visit the Museum Cafe online at http://www.ndmoa.com/cafe.html

-- Connie Hulst, Office Manager, North Dakota Museum of Art, chulst@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Internal job openings listed

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

TO APPLY: Please complete UND Application/Control Cardform. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, PO Box 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Applications MUST be received by the deadline date.

EXECUTIVE/PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/COACHES:

POSITION: Programmer, Aerospace Sciences, #07-057
DEADLINE: (I) 8/28/2006
SALARY: $26,400 - $30,000

POSITION: Server Administrator, ITSS, #07-056
DEADLINE: (I) 8/28/2006
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: Database Development and Web Design Specialist, #07-037
DEADLINE: (I) 8/25/2006
SALARY: $38,000 - $42,000

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

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL:

POSITION: Communication Specialist (shift work), #07-058
DEADLINE: (I) 8/28/2006
SALARY: $17,000 - $22,000

OFFICE SUPPORT:

POSITION: Service Area Clerk, Office of the Registrar, #07-060
DEADLINE: (I) 8/28/06
SALARY: $19,000 - $21,000

POSITION: Administrative Secretary, Campus Safety & Security, #07-059
DEADLINE: (I) 8/28/2006
SALARY: $21,000 - $23,690

POSITION: Program Assistant - Certificate Programs, Continuing Education #07-058
DEADLINE: (I) 08/28/2006
SALARY: $18,000 - $20,000

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE:

POSITION: Building Services/Carpet Technician (Custodial, Mon-Sat, 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.), #07-063
DEADLINE: 8/30/06
SALARY: $16,640 - $20,000

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, Sun - Fri, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), #07-062
DEADLINE: 8/30/2006
SALARY:$16,640 - $20,000

POSITION: Lead Pantry Chef, Dining Services, #07-061
DEADLINE: (I) 8/30/2006
SALARY: $7.94 - $10.00

UND professor interviewed on NPR

Ken Olson of the Summer Institute of Linguistics at UND was interviewed recently on NPR's Weekend Edition. He discussed the Aymara of the Andean highlands, who envision the future as being behind you, with the past in front. Other languages use different metaphors to talk about time. You can hear the interview at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5639624&sourceCode=RSS.
-- Albert Bickford, Director, SIL, albert.bickford@und.edu, 520-825-1229

Wayne Onger graduates from Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety

The University Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Capt. Wayne Onger from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Capt. Onger has successfully completed the 10-week staff and command program held in Bismarck, from May 22 to Aug. 4. This program, which was implemented by the Center of Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 7,500 students both nationally and internationally. Capt. Onger was a student for the 10-week period.

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of 22 core or mandatory blocks of instruction and utilizes nine additional optional blocks of instruction during each session. The major topics of study include: management and management theory, organizational behavior, human resources for law enforcement, budgeting, staff allocation and personnel deployment.

Each student is academically challenged through a total of 18 written examinations, projects, and quizzes in addition to two research papers that are a required part of the curriculum. Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of eight units of undergraduate credits from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

The Center of Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 as the Traffic Institute, with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community. Since its inception, the center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of police training, management training, and executive development.

The University Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Capt. Onger's attendance at this program. Many of the program's graduates go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies. Currently, over 750 graduates hold the title of Chief of Police and 39 of the 50 directors of state police agencies are also graduates of this program. The University has three graduates from this program: Duane Czapiewski, Chief of Police, Capt. Wayne Onger, and Lt. Tracy Meidinger.
-- Duane J. Czapiewski, Chief of Police, Police, duaneczapiewski@mail.und.edu, 7-3491