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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 63: August 17, 2006

Contents
Events to Note
Theatre Arts holds auditions for musical, play
Note traffic, parking changes Aug. 18-21
Doctoral examination set for Mohamad Hamad
Summer Events program offers activities
Ralph Engelstad Arena Job Fair set for Aug. 24
Retirement reception will honor Jill Devos
Study Abroad Fair set for Sept. 13
Announcements
Deadline extended for PeopleSoft training survey
Memorial Union explores new marketing options
Wellness Center provides tips on the sun and your skin
Chester Fritz Library lists library course reserves information
Chester Fritz Library lists fall semester hours
Law library lists fall hours
Health Sciences library lists hours
Hyslop Sports Center lists new hours
Internal job openings listed
Theatre Arts holds auditions for musical, play

Theatre Arts announces a call for actors, singers, and dancers for fall shows Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Burtness Theatre from 6 to 10 p.m. Sign up for an audition time on the call board in Room 5, Chandler Hall, before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. Performance dates for "Dames at Sea" (musical) are Oct. 24-28, and Nov. 14-18 for "A Doll's House." Those auditioning are asked to prepare the following audition material:

* 16 bars from a song (preferably from a musical). Select audition piece from high point of the song. Our rehearsal pianist will accompany all candidates.
* One to one-and-a-half-minute monologue from realistic play (comedy or drama).
* Dress for a professional audition/interview.

Call back lists will be posted on Burtness and Chandler Hall front doors by 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. Callbacks Wednesday, Aug. 30: Check the call board in Chandler Hall Wednesday morning for specific parts to prepare. Callbacks begin on Wednesday for everyone for both shows at 6 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m. Everyone wear clothes for dance and/or movement as part of the callback auditions.

"Dames at Sea" callbacks and dance audition will be on Burtness Mainstage. "A Doll’s House" callbacks will be in the Burtness Lab Theatre.
-- Kathleen McLennan, Chair, Theatre Arts, kathleen_mclennan@und.nodak.edu, 701-777-2871

Note traffic, parking changes Aug. 18-21

As we welcome new and returning students to the campus, there will be some minor traffic flow changes implemented on campus Friday, Aug.18. The changes will remain in effect through Monday August 21. This is being done to ease the confusion and congestion often experienced with the residence hall opening. For those students and families moving into the residence halls, this information has been comunicated, and maps provided. Please be aware that a few things will be different during this period. It is important that you plan your routes prior to driving, even though you are already familiar with campus.

These changes have been implemented due to the significant impact construction is currently having on campus roads and parking areas. Please plan for the following traffic changes:

In the Wilkerson Complex area:
* There will be no left turn from southward Stanford Road onto eastbound University Avenue.
* There will be no left turn from lot 18 (parking north of the complex) onto southbound Stanford Road.
* Areas have been designated for trucks/trailers/RV's.
* Street parking will be allowed on Stanford Road and University Ave.
* No double parking on streets.
* Additional parking areas have been identified.

In the Johnstone/Fulton/Smith Complex area:
* Areas have been designated for trucks/trailers/RV's.
* Street parking allowed on University Avenue.
* No double parking on streets.
* Additional parking areas have been identified.

In the Walsh Complex area:
* Fifth Avenue North will be converted to a one-way eastbound, from Princeton Street to Harvard Street.
* Street parking is allowed on both sides of area streets.
* No double parking on streets.
* Areas have been designated for trucks/trailers/RV's.
* Additional parking areas have been identified.

In the Swanson Hall area:
* Cornell Street in front of Swanson Hall will likely not be open for persons moving into Swanson Hall. It is predicted to be open shortly after opening weekend. When it does open, it will remain one-way southbound from University Avenue to Second Avenue.
* Second Avenue is scheduled to be open for the Aug. 18 move-in, providing good weather and no construction delays. Once open, it will remain one-way eastbound from Cornell Street to Columbia Road.
* Cargo drop-off areas will be located on University Avenue near the Cornell Street intersection, and potentially on a portion of Cornell Street itself.
* If a portion of Cornell Street is used as a cargo drop-off area despite the road being closed, no left turn will be allowed from Cornell Street onto westbound University Avenue.
* Short term parking will be allowed on University Avenue, Memorial Union loop, Cornell Street west of Hyslop.
* No double parking on streets.
* Areas have been designated for trucks/trailers/RV's.
* Additional parking areas have been identified.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this exciting time. -- Residence Services, Safety, University Police, and Parking.

Doctoral examination set for Mohamad Hamad

The final examination for Mohamad Hamad, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Microbiology, is set for 1 p.m., Aug. 21, in Reed Keller 1350, Ed James Research, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is "The Roles of LCRG and LCRV in the Secretion Control of Yops in Yersinia Pestis." Matthew Nilles (Microbiology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Summer Events program offers activities

The Summer Events program offers a wide range of activities for the community during the summer months, such as cultural or athletic events, youth camps or specialized workshops. Events are typically open to the public.

Here are many of those events happening at UND from Aug. 18–30:

• Aug. 18, Women’s soccer exhibition game, UND soccer field.
• Aug. 18-20, Welcome Weekend, various times, UND campus.
• Aug. 19–20, Ray Richards Club Championship, various times, Ray Richards Golf Course.
• Aug. 21, Women’s volleyball exhibition game, 7 p.m., Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
• Aug. 22, "Renovation and Remodeling – Lead Safe Work Practices Workshop," 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Ralph Engelstad Arena.
• Aug. 23, "Mold Awareness," 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Ralph Engelstad Arena.
• Aug. 23, Women’s soccer exhibition game, 5 p.m., UND soccer field.
• Aug. 24, "Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor – Refresher," 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Ralph Engelstad Arena.
• Aug. 25, Women’s soccer game, 4 p.m. UND soccer field.
• Aug. 26, UND Observatory open house, noon to midnight, UND Observatory.
• Aug. 27, Women’s soccer game, 1 p.m., UND soccer field.
• Aug. 29, "Lead Worker – Initial Course," 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Ralph Engelstad Arena.

For more information about the Summer Events program, or to view the entire calendar of events, visit www.summer.und.edu. If you have questions on events/activities, contact the Summer Events Office at 777-0841.
-- Sara Satter, Program Assistant, Summer Events - Division of Continuing Education, sarasatter@mail.und.edu, 777-0841

Ralph Engelstad Arena Job Fair set for Aug. 24

Join our team. The Ralph Engelstad Arena Job Fair is Thursday, Aug. 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the main lobby. Part-time and event staff positions are available. For more information, call 777-4167 or visit www.theralph.com.
-- Sommer Lockhart, Marketing Manager, REA, sommerl@theralph.com, 701.777.0833

Retirement reception will honor Jill Devos

A retirement reception will honor Jill Devos, administrative secretary for the Department of Pediatrics/Division of Medical Genetics, Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m., lower level, Vennes Atrium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is retiring after 27 years of employment within the same department at UND. Please come and wish her well on her retirement.
-- Jayne Brown, Human Services Information Coordinator, Pediatrics/Genetics, jbrown@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-4276

Study Abroad Fair set for Sept. 13

The Study Abroad Fair is coming Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. If you have ever considered leading a faculty directed study abroad program, a visit to the Study Abroad Fair could be very helpful. To answer any questions about the fair, contact Melinda at melindamccannellunger@mail.und.edu or 777-4756, or Neva at nevahendrickson@mail.und.edu or 777-3301.

The primary contact for faculty-directed study abroad is Ray Lagasse. He will assist getting your program started. A workshop exploring the process to develop and lead a faculty-directed study abroad will be held in October. More details to come.
-- Ray Lagasse, Director, International Programs, International Programs, raymondlagasse@mail.und.edu, 777-2938

Deadline extended for PeopleSoft training survey

We have extended the deadline for campus staff to respond to the PeopleSoft Training Needs Assessment Survey to Monday, Aug. 22. Please encourage your departmental staff who use the PeopleSoft finance, student administration, and/or HRMS systems to complete the survey.

Our campus student administration, HRMS and finance system production teams have partnered with the Office of Workforce Development to assess our campus' PeopleSoft training needs and to assist us with developing an effective, comprehensive, and efficient training program for campus staff.

Workforce Development has developed an online survey at http://www.conted.und.edu/surveys/survey.php?sid=140

Please encourage all of the staff in your department who have a need to access PeopleSoft to complete the survey by Aug. 22. Thanks for your assistance - it is much appreciated. -- Peggy Lucke, Connect'U'ND.

Memorial Union explores new marketing options

The University Avenue banner has been removed from service due to safety concerns. New options are being explored, but we do not expect to have any outdoor marketing capabilities this school year. The Memorial Union has several other options available for departments and student organizations, who wish to publicize their events inside the building. These options include our internal television network, poster display cases, and new, large display cases now available at the South and East entrance. The Union's Sign and Design shop can also assist you with your promotional needs. For more information about marketing opportunities inside the Union, contact Rebecca Slade, Memorial Union Marketing Coordinator, 777-3938. -- Tony Trimarco, director, Memorial Union.

Wellness Center provides tips on the sun and your skin

Each year in the United States more than a million people are diagnosed with skin cancer. Although it’s not usually deadly, skin cancer can cause serious problems. What’s more, once people develop skin cancer, they are at high risk of developing another, new skin cancer later. Luckily, there are things you can do to protect yourself from the disease. Most forms of skin cancer can be prevented by limiting your exposure to the sun and other sources of ultraviolet light. That doesn’t mean that you have to hide from the sun, but you should:
• Stay away from tanning booths and sunlamps;
• Limit the time you spend outdoors, particularly at midday;
• Wear protective clothing, such as long sleeves and wide-brimmed hats;
• Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet light;
• Use sunscreen every day, and make sure it has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15.

Another important step toward protecting yourself from skin cancer involves getting to know your skin and checking regularly for changes. To examine your skin, go into a well-lit room with a full-length mirror and take off all your clothes. Look at the skin everywhere on your body, including areas that never see the sun, such as the space between your toes. If there are places you cannot see well, such as your back, ask someone you trust to look for you. Be on the lookout for any unusual skin markings. Note any moles that have changed in size, texture, color, or shape; or any moles or scabs that continue to bleed or won’t heal. The most common sites for skin cancer are the areas that get the most sun, namely the head, neck, back, chest, or shoulders. Still, skin cancer can strike anywhere, so don’t ignore the rest of your body.

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and
melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common of the skin cancers, but melanoma is the most dangerous. These cancers tend to look different. Melanomas, for example, are usually brown or black and sometimes look like or start out as moles (see below, “The ABCs of Melanoma”). Non-melanoma skin cancer may be a little more difficult to spot than melanoma. These types of cancer can look like firm, pearly or red bumps (sometimes with a depressed center). They can also cause red or scaly spots that bleed easily. The key is to beware of any skin changes that don’t heal. If you spot a mole or skin change that you think could be cancerous, have your doctor look at it.

To learn more about skin cancer, call a health coach. Health coaches are specially trained healthcare professionals, such as nurses, dietitians, and respiratory therapists. They are available by phone, anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no charge to you. To talk to a health coach, call 1-800-658-2750. You can also get information online at www.thedialogcenter.com/bcbsnd.

When trying to spot melanoma, it’s useful to look for the A,B,C’s of melanoma:
* A is for asymmetry, meaning that one half of the mole or skin growth doesn't match the other half.
* B is for border irregularity. Moles or spots with ragged, notched, or blurred edges are more likely to be cancerous than moles or spots with even edges.
* C is for color. Moles with a mix of tan, brown, or black are more likely to be cancerous than ones that are all one shade. Dashes of red, white, or blue are also cause for concern.
* D is for diameter. Moles or skin growths larger than a pencil eraser are more likely to be cancerous than smaller ones.
-- Blue Cross, Blue Shield & Amanda Eickhoff, Wellness Program Assistant, Wellness Center, amandaeickhoff@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-0210

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

Chester Fritz Library lists fall semester hours

The Chester Fritz Library will observe the following hours of operation for fall semester, beginning Monday, Aug. 21. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.
-- Karen Cloud, Administrative Assistant, Chester Fritz Library, karencloud@mail.und.edu, 7-2618

Law library lists fall hours

Fall hours for the Thormodsgard Law Library are: Monday through Thursday, Aug. 21-24, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 28-31, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 1, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.edu, 777-3482

Health Sciences library lists hours

The Library of Health Sciences regular hours follow: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight. -- April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

Hyslop Sports Center lists new hours

Following are Hyslop Sports Center new hours.
Beginning Aug. 21, Monday through Thursday, the north side of the building will be locked at 8 p.m., the racquetball courts will close at 8 p.m. and the multi purpose gym will be locked at 10 p.m. The entire building will close at 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Saturday and Sunday hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. on the south side of the building only.

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: Research Engineer - Electronics, Energy and Environmental Research Center, #07-052
DEADLINE: (I) 8/21/2006
SALARY: $40,000 - $70,000

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

POSITION: Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs, Dean of Students, #06-185
DEADLINE: (I) Current UND employee (Internal) applicants will be considered with the External applicants. Open until filled (Review of applicants will begin April 15, 2006)
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

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: Web & Video Services Technician (variable schedule), Law Library, 07-054
DEADLINE: (I) 8/22/2006
SALARY: $24,000 - $26,000

OFFICE SUPPORT: No current openings.

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE:

POSITION: Cook (Variable schedule) Dining Services, #07-051
DEADLINE: (I) 8/17/2006
SALARY: $9.58 - $10.50