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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 52: July 11, 2006

Contents
Top Stories
Thunderbirds flying team members to give presentation at UND
Events to Note
Doctoral examination set for Mark Cervinski
Donald Anderson retirement reception set for July 12
Reception set for Shan de Silva
Doctoral examination set for Brian Van Fossen
Doctoral examination set for Layna Cole
Doctoral examination set for Kevin Harrison
Retirement reception set for Joe Miller
Doctoral examination set for Kathryn Froelich
Doctoral examination set for Charles Hosford
Doctoral examination set for Jane Hull
Doctoral examination set for Jerome Gunderson
Doctoral examination set for William Siders
Scholarships available for Summer Writing Camp for Teens
Thesis focuses on Red River Valley
U2 workshops listed
Announcements
Twamley Snack Bar lists summer menu
Note fire and security concern for buildings
Nominations sought for Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service
Mellem Memorial Scholarship established at the College of Nursing
Posters celebrate diversity
Note e-mail address changes
Diseased tree removed between O'Kelly Hall and Law Building today
Sadeh says North Korean missile launch may encourage Star Wars concept
Road construction begins on Hamline and Cornell alley
Summer volunteer opportunities listed
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Loretta Heuer accepted for national nursing fellowship
In Remembrance
Remembering William Lesko
Thunderbirds flying team members to give presentation at UND

Members of the internationally-known Thunderbirds flying team will give a presentation to students, faculty and staff from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 21, in 210 Clifford Hall. The event is free and the general public is invited to attend.

On tap to perform at the Grand Forks Air Force Base airshow, the Thunderbirds Air Combat Command unit is composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, three civilians and more than 130 enlisted personnel performing in 25 career fields.

A Thunderbirds air demonstration is a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The four-aircraft diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the solo aircraft highlight the maximum capabilities of the F-16. The pilots perform approximately 30 maneuvers in a demonstration. The entire show, including ground and air, runs about an hour and fifteen minutes. The season lasts from March to November, with the winter months used to train new members.

Officers serve a two-year assignment with the squadron, while enlisted personnel serve three to four. Replacements must be trained for about half of the team each year, providing a constant mix of experience. The squadron performs no more than 88 air demonstrations each year and has never canceled a demonstration due to maintenance difficulty. More than 280 million people in all 50 states and 57 foreign countries have seen the red, white and blue jets in more than 3,500 aerial demonstrations.

In addition to their responsibilities as the official U.S. Air Force aerial demonstration team, the Thunderbirds are part of our combat force. If required, the team's personnel and aircraft can be rapidly integrated into a fighter unit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Since the aircraft are only slightly modified, they can be made combat-ready in less than 72 hours.

Doctoral examination set for Mark Cervinski

The final examination for Mark Cervinski, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 1307 United Hospital Lecture Hall, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is "Phosphorylation and Regulation of the Dopamine Transporter by Psychostimulant Substrates and Protein-Protein Interactions." Roxanne Vaughan (Biochemistry) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Donald Anderson retirement reception set for July 12

Donald Anderson, laboratory technician, will be honored at a retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Center for Biomedical Research facility. He is retiring after more than 25 years of service at UND. Please come and wish him well.
-- Julie Magnus, Admin Sec, Center for Biomedical Research, jmagnus@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-4493

Reception set for Shan de Silva

A going-away reception for Shan de Silva is set for Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the fifth floor, Clifford Hall. He has served as chair of Space Studies for many years. Please join us in wishing him well.

-- Christine Naas, special events, UND Aerospace dean's office.

Doctoral examination set for Brian Van Fossen

The final examination for Brian Van Fossen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 7:45 a.m. Friday, July 14, in Room 202, Nursing Building. The dissertation title is "The Effect of Nutrition on Cognitive Performance in Young Versus Elderly Community-Living Adults." Thomas Petros (Psychology) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Layna Cole

The final examination for Layna Cole, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Influential Instructional Decision-Making Factors: A Comparison of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Upper Elementary Teachers Within an Ecological Systems Theory." Margaret Zidon (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Kevin Harrison

The final examination for Kevin Harrison, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Engineering, is set for 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, in Room 166 CR (Dean's office), Upson II Building. The dissertation title is "Modeling, Integration and Control of Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzer for Wind Based Renewable Energy Applications." Hossein Salehfar (Electrical Engineering) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Retirement reception set for Joe Miller

Joe Miller, chemical engineering maintenance mechanic, will be honored at a retirement reception from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 14, in the Nyquist Lounge, first floor of Upson II. He is retiring after more than 31 years of service in the chemical engineering department. Please come and wish him well.

-- Barb Westensee, Admin Secretary, Chemical Engineering, barbwestensee@mail.und.edu, 777-4244

Doctoral examination set for Kathryn Froelich

The final examination for Kathryn Froelich, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 9 a.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Perceptions of the Sitting Bull College Elementary Special Education Program Between 1996-2005." Richard Landry (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Charles Hosford

The final examination for Charles Hosford, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Learning Style, Mode of Assessment, and Medical College Admission Test Performance for Students in the First Two Years of Medical School." Richard Landry (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Jane Hull

The final examination for Jane Hull, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for noon Monday, July 17, in Room 20, Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "The Impact of Trauma and Spiritual Experience on Relapse Among Substance Addicted Individuals." Michael Loewy (Counseling) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Jerome Gunderson

The final examination for Jerome Gunderson, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "The Effects of No Child Left Behind Act on North Dakota Career and Technical Education Programs." Sherryl Houdek (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for William Siders

The final examination for William Siders, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Learning Style Preferences and Performance on Content of Multiple-Choice Exams by Two-Year Medical Students." Richard Landry (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Scholarships available for Summer Writing Camp for Teens

The third annual Summer Writing Camp for Teens will run from 1 to 4 p.m. July 17-28. Budding writers, grades 9-12, are invited to join in this exploration of poetry, fiction, memoir, and script writing. The camp consists of fun exercises, reading, writing, and sharing work, as well as visits from published writers in the community. Cost is $150. Due to support from the Community Foundation, we are able to offer partial scholarships in the amount of $75. Interested writers should send an e-mail explaining their interest and need to kathleen_king@und.nodak.edu. To register, call Summer Events at 777-0841.
-- Kathy King, Senior Lecturer, English, kathleen_king@und.nodak.edu, 777-2795

Thesis focuses on Red River Valley

A University of North Dakota graduate student will defend his thesis, "Liberian Refugees in the Red River Valley: A Geography of Hope," Tuesday, July 18, 9 a.m. in 157 Ireland Hall.

Lane Cowger's study examines the resettlement and adjustment of Liberian refugees in the North Dakota cities of Grand Forks and Fargo, two cities that have been resettling refugees for decades through local Lutheran Social Service of North Dakota offices.

"These people represent the human fallout of a protracted civil war in Liberia where hundreds of thousands were forced to flee to neighboring West African states to avoid violence," said Cowger, a Grand Forks native who is pursuing his Master of Arts degree in geography.

Data was collected by conducting surveys and interviews with members of this group. Cowger said "snowball sampling," which builds a viable study group through referrals by respondents to others who share similar characteristics, was used due to the relatively small number (fewer than 200) of Liberian refugees in the two communities. The surveys and interviews were designed to determine the study groups socio-demographic characteristics, ascertain their level of educational attainment and work experience while evaluating how this translated into the local workplace, identify difficulties and successes experienced by the study group since their arrival, and find out what aspects of the resettlement process could be changed to make resettlement easier for refugees.

"It seems that Liberian refugees are doing quite well in their transitions to life in the Red River Valley. Most start working in entry-level positions in the retail, service, and manufacturing sectors. Some dislike these low-level positions, but these jobs allow them to become financially independent within a short time after resettlement and support their families. A majority of respondents were continuing their educations through coursework at community colleges and local universities or planned to in the near future. Nearly all respondents stated that they planned to stay in the area for the next five years," said Cowger.

He said problems experienced by the study group included separation of family, adjusting to the cold winter weather of North Dakota, and, sometimes, dissatisfaction with available employment, housing, and transportation options in Grand Forks and Fargo. "That said, most respondents were very grateful to be afforded a second chance of such proportions. They are able to live without the fear of violence or persecution that haunted them in the past," said Cowger.

U2 workshops listed

Below are U2 workshops for July 25 through Aug. 1. Visit our web site for more.

The Magic of Adobe Photoshop: July 25 and 26, 8 a.m. to noon, 235 Starcher Hall, Graphic Communication Lab. Fee is $90 (eight hours total). This is an introductory, hands-on workshop where you will learn about the magic of editing images using Adobe Photoshop software. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital images to work with. Presenter: Lynda Kenney, Department of Technology.

Five Habits of Highly Successful Investors: July 25, 10 to 11 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience with a fundamental knowledge of investing that will help get them started. This program includes discussions on setting financial goals, realizing tax advantages, potentially reducing risk with diversification, understanding cost of expenses, and current market trends. Presenter: Kevin McNab, TIAA-CREF.

Defensive Driving: July 26, 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: Mark Johnson.

Records Disposal Procedures: July 26, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Learn more about the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s necessary to document, and take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out. It’s easier to do than you think and now’s the time to do it. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

Safe Online Practices - Protecting Your Identity and Securing Your Computer: July 27, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II. The Internet can provide a wealth of information and give access to valuable financial, business, educational, and entertainment services. However, when connected to the Internet, you and your computer become vulnerable to scammers, identity thieves, viruses, spyware and more. This workshop will provide the information needed to help you protect your identity and computer while online. Presenter: Brad Miller, IT security officer.

Illustrator Essentials: Aug. 1 and 2, 8 a.m. to noon, 235 Starcher Hall, Graphic Communication Lab. Fee is $90. This introductory, hands-on workshop is designed for those who are not artists but want to harness illustrator’s drawing, selection, color, and effects tools to create powerful and detailed artwork. Presenter: Lynda Kenney, Department of Technology.

GroupWise 6.5: Beginning: Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II. Participants will navigate through the GroupWise environment, create and send messages, reply to and forward messages, use the address book, create a personal address book, create a mail group, work with calendar, schedule posted appointments and recurring events, work with junk mail folder and other mail handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.

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.nodak.edu, 777-2128

Twamley Snack Bar lists summer menu

July 14: Chicken Caesar Wrap, chips, coleslaw; Sloppy Joes; Grilled Patty Melt with soup. Soup of the day is Chicken Tortilla.

July 17: Grilled Cheese with soup; French Dip Sandwich, Potato Salad, celery and carrots; Soup of the day is Chicken Wild Rice; Sloppy Joes.

July 18: Pot Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots; Sloppy Joes; Soup of the day is Chicken Tortilla.
-- Tammy Kaiser, Twamley Snack Bar Supervisor, Food Service, tammykaiser@mail.nodak.edu, 777-3934

Note fire and security concern for buildings

The following list of buildings are a concern for fire/security reporting to our 24-hour communication center. Earlier it was discovered that we had a security alarm that was tested and failed to report to the communication center via our automated building monitoring system. In trying to recreate the problem it appeared we had an intermittent problem with the reporting. It would report and respond correctly several times and suddenly appear to not respond. Since we are working with Honeywell to diagnosis this problem further we are taking the proactive action of notifiying you that while we do not believe the problem is widespread, we would rather raise the awareness of the possiblity to error on the side of caution. While working to solve the problem, we ask that due dillegence be taken in regard to the buildings that could possibly be affected and that if for any reason a fire or security concern should present itself, to please call 911 to ensure that the situation is reported. We thank you for your assistance and will provide further updates as we learn more.

Buildings affected are: Chester Fritz Library, Biomedical Research, Old Engelstad, McCannel Hall, Memorial Union, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Family Practice, Law Library/Building, Hughes Fine Arts Center, Upson II, Strinden Center, Gamble Hall, Carnegie Hall, Gustafson Hall, Memorial Stadium, Hancock Hall, Hyslop Sports Center, Johnstone Hall, Bek Hall,
Walsh Hall, Swanson Hall, Daycare/Children’s Center, Corwin/Larimore Hall, Starcher Hall, Smith Hall, Squires Hall, Central Receiving, College of Nursing, and Skalicky Tech Incubator.

Nominations sought for Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service

The Council of State Employees (COSE) is seeking nominations for the 2006 Governor's Awards for Excellence in Public Service. UND employees may be nominated for these awards by fellow employees, supervisors, or other interested individuals for their accomplishments and contributions in the past year. Nomination instructions and forms are available at www.state.nd.us/cose/. Nomination deadline is Friday, Aug. 11. Questions may be directed to the Office of Human Resources, 777-4361.
-- Diane Nelson, Director, Human Resources, dianenelson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 7-4364

Mellem Memorial Scholarship established at the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing will be able to offer more financial assistance to its nursing students through the newly established Esther Mellem Memorial Nursing Endowment. Contributions to the endowment will provide an annual scholarship for a UND nursing student.

The endowment was made possible through the generosity of Walter Mellem, a long-time Grand Forks resident and friend of the University. His wife, Esther, always wanted to be a nurse, but never had the chance to fulfill her dream; she chose to put her family first. As a way to honor his late wife, Mellem established this endowment so that students enrolled in the nursing program at UND would receive the necessary financial support to achieve their dreams.

If you would like to contribute to The Esther Mellem Memorial Nursing Endowment, contact Becky Cournia at 777-4526.

The UND 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.

-- Becky Cournia, Alumni and Development Coordinator, 777-4526, fax: 777-4096,
beckycournia@mail.und.nodak.edu or www.nursing.und.edu

Posters celebrate diversity

Every day is Celebrate Diversity Day! And you can show your support for diversity by uploading one or more unique diversity posters to your web site free.

“I am pleased to announce the availability of digital posters designed by UND’s Department of Technology graphics students and faculty to increase cultural awareness and diversity on our campus,” said President Kupchella. “By uploading any of the posters to your web site, you support our common goal to celebrate differences in a positive and refreshing way.”

The digital diversity posters were designed specifically for placement on the web. They fit nicely into UND’s web templates in either the large or small columns. To view a large poster that has been placed on a departmental web site, go to the Department of Technology’s web site at www.business.und.edu/technology. To view a small poster that has been placed, go to the Graphics and Photography Society’s web site at www.business.und.edu/gaps.

To view all of the diversity posters available for your use on the web, go to the Graphics and Photography Society’s web site at www.business.und.edu/gaps/diversity.html and click on the image links. Once you decide which size poster(s) will best fit your web site, follow the instructions to save the image(s).

President Kupchella, the Cultural Awareness Committee, the Department of Technology, and the Graphics and Photography Society, a student organization founded in 2003, support the digital diversity poster project.
-- Lynda Kenney, Assistant Professor, Technology, lynda.kenney@und.edu, 777-2197

Note e-mail address changes

The staff of the Office of General Counsel and Records Management have changed their e-mail addresses. Please take note of their new e-mail addresses listed below.

Julie Evans, General Counsel, jae@und.nodak.edu
Charles Evans, Associate General Counsel, chuck.evans@und.nodak.edu
Karen Philpot, Legal Assistant, karen.philpot@und.nodak.edu
Chris Austin, Records Manager, chris.austin@und.nodak.edu

-- Julie Evans, General Counsel.

Diseased tree removed between O'Kelly Hall and Law Building today

Facilities staff will be removing a large diseased elm tree on Second Ave. N. between O'Kelly Hall and Law Building Tuesday, July 11. The area will remain open for pedestrian and vehicle traffic, but if you can take an alternate route, it would be appreciated. Thanks. - Facilities.

Sadeh says North Korean missile launch may encourage Star Wars concept

North Korea's missile launch earlier this week and its promise of more to come rattled world stock markets and fueled an international backlash that could prompt renewed U.S. development of a space-based missile defense system. According to Eligar Sadeh (Space Studies) and a former aerospace engineer, the North Korean action represents a new complication in the global search for continued peaceful uses of space.

In the space community, we were well aware that there had been space and missile technology transfer to North Korea, says Sadeh, a widely respected space policy expert and managing editor for Astropolitics: International Journal of Space Politics and Policy (a peer-review journal). A research associate with the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, Sadeh has written extensively about the effects of militarization of space. The North Korean ballistic missile launch, though failed, raises concerns about rogue states, such as North Korea, that are not part of the international body of law; they operate outside the normally accepted norms of international behavior.

Road construction begins on Hamline and Cornell alley

Contractors have begun construction on the alley between Hamline St. and Cornell St., which will continue through approximately July 28. There will be no parking in the alley north of Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Era Bell Cultural Center, and the Conference Center. — Facilities.

Summer volunteer opportunities listed

Volunteer Bridge has several opportunities listed for the members on the UND campus to make the difference in the lives of people in our community. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the person listed below. If you are able to donate to any of the causes, the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership is a designated drop-off location.

East Grand Forks Heritage Days – Aug. 18, 19, 20: volunteers are needed to help work with students setting up games, doing games with children, selling ice cream, giving tours, serving breakfast on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. If you can help, contact Teri Hammarback at 773-3190.

The Home Place Thrift Store needs help sorting donations. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please contact Vonnie Lilleoien at 795-9704 if you can help or to get more information.

The Salvation Army school supply drive has begun. Donations that are needed include backpacks (gently used ones are okay), notebooks, folders, crayons (big and small), rulers, markers, calculators, loose paper, scissors, three-ring binders, Kleenex and pencil boxes. Bring donations to the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in the Memorial Union or to the Salvation Army office at 1600 University Ave. Donations left in the Student Involvement office will be taken to the Salvation Army office Friday, Aug. 11. Call the Salvation Army at 775-2597 for more information.

The Summer UND Women’s Study class is accepting donations for 24 service women serving in Afghanistan. The class is gathering donations which they call "Kreature Komfort Kare Kits." The kits will include "feel-good" items such as manicure and pedicure kits, hard candy, stationery/cards, anything really uniquely North Dakota or UND, special coffee (not the big containers of Maxwell House), Crystal Light packets. Many of the deployed soldiers are alumni or current students at UND. Their ages range from 21 to 45. A donation box is in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

Questions about any of these opportunities can be directed to Linda Rains, Coordinator of Civic Leadership, Memorial Union, Room 113A, 777-4076.

-- Linda Rains, Coordinator of Civic Leadership, Memorial Union, lindarains@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701-777-4076

Internal job openings listed

PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/COACHES

POSITION: Instructor/Advisor, 10 month, TRIO/Talent Search, #07-006
DEADLINE: (I) 7/17/2006
SALARY: $24,900 - $27, 800.

POSITION: Enrollment Services Representative, Enrollment Services, #06-332
DEADLINE: (I) 7/11/06
SALARY: $30,000 - $32,500

POSITION: Assistant Director of Technology, College of Business and Public Administration, #06-329
DEADLINE: (I) 7/11/06
SALARY: $26,000 - $32,000

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: Storekeeper, Energy & Environmental Research Center,#07-003
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $11.00 - $14.00

POSITION: Customer Account Representative, Business Office, #06-282
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/06
SALARY: $20,500 - $21,000

OFFICE SUPPORT

POSITION: Department Secretary, Nursing, #07-005
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $20,000 - $22,000

POSITION: Administrative Clerk, EERC, #07-004
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $15.00 - $20.00

POSITION: Extension Program Assistant, Continuing Education, # 07-002
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $18,000 - $20,000

POSITION: Document Imaging Clerk 50% benefitted (12:30 pm-4:30PM), Student Financial Aid #07-001
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $9.60 - $10.00

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE

POSITION: Lead Cook (Variable Schedule, Flexible Weekends), Dining Services, #07-009
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/2006
SALARY: $9.74 - $11.91

POSITION: Assistant Cold Food Preparer (variable schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services #07-008
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/06
SALARY: $7.20 - $8.90

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, M-F 7:30am - 4:00), Facilities, #07-007
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/2006
SALARY: $16,037 - $20,000




















Loretta Heuer accepted for national nursing fellowship

Loretta Heuer, department chair in the College of Nursing, has been accepted into an American Association of Colleges of Nursing fellowship program.

The AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills in new and emerging administrators in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. Through the program, fellows will become better prepared to accept academic leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including the role of dean or director of an academic nursing unit.

“There are few leaders in development in the academic nursing world,” shares Chandice Covington, dean of nursing. “Just as we have a faculty shortage, we also have a dean shortage across the nation and it's getting worse.” According to AACN, 62.5 percent of member deans/directors are over the age of 55 are increasingly retirement-eligible.

Dr. Covington adds, “This will be a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Heuer to strengthen her leadership skills and to learn from mentors in the nursing profession. The College congratulates her on this well-deserved achievement.”

As part of the year-long program, Dr. Heuer will participate in an intensive four-day seminar in August 2006 that will address many important executive leadership topics, provide numerous assessment experiences and allow fellows the opportunity to utilize an experienced mentor.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is the national voice for university and four-year-college education programs in nursing. Representing almost 600 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACN’s educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor’s and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research and practice.

The UND 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.

For more information, contact Becky Cournia, alumni and development coordinator, 777-4526, fax, 777-4096, or beckycournia@mail.und.nodak.edu. www.nursing.und.edu

Remembering William Lesko

William J. Lesko, manager of the video taping service, Academic Media Center, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, died July 2 in Kerrville, Texas. He was 82.

William J. Leso was born May 18, 1924 in New Kensington, Pa., to Maria (Cheffa) and John Lesko. After serving his country in the U.S. Army Air Force (China/Burma/India Theater of war) in World War II, he attended the University of Pittsburg on the GI Bill and graduated with a B.A. in English (writing) in 1949. In 1952 he earned a master's degree in television program production from Syracuse University, the first University in the nation to offer a complete television program production curriculum.

A pioneer in educational television, he served as director of television for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction, Harrisburg, Pa.; the Mifflin County School District in Lewiston, Pa.; Ulster County Community College, Kingston, N.Y.; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.; and the University of North Dakota. In each of these positions, he conceived, developed and produced thousands of public service and educational television programs to meet the needs of the various communities he served. He retired from UND in 1989.

Lesko served on the boards of numerous professional, educational, church, community, and service organizations. He served as president of the Grand Forks Lions Club from 1992-1993. A member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years, he served as Grand Knight and District Deputy as a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Forks.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Flora Bartoli Lesko of Kerrville, Texas; two daughters, Silvia Jo Lesko of Denton, Texas, and Angela Marie Keane of Layton, Utah; and two grandchildren.

Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, Pa. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Notre Dame ACTS Community, or to the Bill Lesko Memorial Scholarship Fund, Tivy Media Technology, 3250 Loop 534, Kerrville, TX 78028.