|Open letter to NCAA available online|
I recently sent an open letter to the NCAA regarding the Fighting Sioux logo issue. I wanted to share that letter with you because I know there is a great deal of interest about this topic. You can read the letter in its entirety at www.universityrelations.und.edu/logoappeal/openletter_6-07-06.html
-- Charles Kupchella, President.
|Gov. Hoeven will present check for UAV Center of Excellence|
Gov. John Hoeven will present a $1 million check at 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 13, in the Oriole Room, Alerus Center, from the Centers for Excellence program to UND's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences to help create a Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Center of Excellence.
The Center is expected to create 15 private sector and 10 public sector jobs by providing the conduit for private industry to bring new UAV and related business ventures to North Dakota. The UAV Center of Excellence will provide human factors flight performance research on UAVs and simulation applications, research and development of UAV payload sensors and ground-based cockpits, and education and training development for the integration of UAVs into the civilian aviation industry. Potential private sector partners include Lockheed Martin, Alion Science and Technology, Frasca International, Cirrus Aircraft, and Raytheon.
|Groundbreaking is today for student housing project|
The University of North Dakota is set to break ground at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, near the construction site on University Avenue and Stanford Road, west of the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The public is invited.
The premier apartment-style student housing facility will be home to about 270 students. The $20 million building represents the next chapter in UNDâ€™s commitment to providing quality living and learning experiences for students, says Judy Sargent, UND director of residence services. Itâ€™s one of several campus construction projects and the largest one to date.
â€œIt gives me great pleasure to see a housing facility of this quality being built at UND,â€ said Bob Gallager, vice president for finance and operations. â€œStudents who live on campus feel more connected and are able better able to access resources.â€
The new student apartment complex--slated to open August 2007--will include an â€œemporium,â€ or common area, a coffee bar with a drive-up, grab-and-go food facilities, and meeting rooms. The building addresses ongoing student calls for greater comfort, privacy, and cooking capabilities, and will incorporate elements of the traditional main campus gothic-style red brick architecture and more modern elements such as lots of natural lighting and stylish, comfortable furnishings, says Sargent.
â€œItâ€™s really all about choice and flexibility,â€ says Sargent, a UND housing veteran who has supervised a number of changes in the number and type of living and dining services that the campus offers students. â€œWe conducted extensive focus groups before undertaking this project, and what came out was that current students have lots of pride of place in the residence halls they live in. Theyâ€™re generally positive about the housing experience here so this is a nice starting point. Things werenâ€™t broken, but we can always do better.â€
â€œThe other thing that came out of the focus groups was the students wanted to be able to prepare snacks for themselves,â€ says Sargent. â€œThey want to have the opportunity to cook something when theyâ€™re hungry, which led us to the apartment style of this building.â€
Designed by JLG Architects of Grand Forks and SCB Architects, a Chicago firm that specializes in campus housing, the four-story, 108,657 square-foot replacement housing complex responds to the growing national campus trend for amenities and more personal space in student housing, Sargent says. The apartment-style residence will offer furnished living rooms, bedrooms, and a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Each unit will house four students with either single or double occupancy bedrooms.
UND recognizes the benefits of designing an environmentally sound residential building and is laying the foundation for an earth-friendly, LEEDSÂ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. UND has taken deliberate steps in the recycling of demolished material for proper site development, and UND will strive to achieve national energy efficiency standards and promote pedestrian use with the associated walkways. If achieved, this student housing building will be the first LEEDSÂ® certified building in the state of North Dakota.
|Board of Higher Education meets Thursday in Williston|
The State Board of Higher Education will meet Thursday, June 15, at Williston State College. The full agenda is available at www.ndus.edu, under State Board of Higher Education.
Major agenda items include board policy manual revisions and the following academic consent items:
- Mayville State University request to offer a B.S. in education in early childhood education/early elementary education
- NDSU request to offer a Ph.D. in materials and nanotechnology
- UND request to offer a M.A. in forensic psychology
- UND request to establish an Engineered Surfaces Center
- UND request to merge the Departments of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, to be called the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
- Williston State College request to offer a program certificate in agronomy technician.
Major policy discussions on the agenda include action regarding the UND nickname and logo, by President Kupchella and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
|Kyrgyz higher ed leader visits campus|
President Charles Kupchella is hosting Mukhtar Orozbekov, rector (president) of Osh State University in the Kyrgyz Republic, for a four-day official visit that will focus on UNDâ€™s distance learning and online degree programs.
â€œWe look forward to Dr. Orozbekovâ€™s visit and to a mutually beneficial dialog about distance learning in the Kyrgyz Republic and possible collaborations between our two institutions,â€ Kupchella said.
In a phone interview prior to his trip, Orozbekov, whose doctorate is in technical sciences (industrial technology) and includes expertise in concrete and cement, detailed the key reasons for approaching UND about its distance learning systems.
â€œWe have a Fulbright scholar--Dr. Sabyrkul Kalygulova, dean of the our department of world languages--at UND who is researching distance learning,â€ said Orozbekov. â€œShe told me that UND has a remarkably broad and very well organized distance learning system in place, so we resolved to learn lots more about it because we want to strengthen our distance learning and rural outreach here in Kyrgyzstan.â€
With 27,000 students, Osh State University is one of the largest higher-education facilities in Central Asia and is known for a rich multicultural environment that includes many ethnic tribal minorities, says Kalygulova, a linguist and philologist who also teaches English.
Kerry Kerber, associate dean for continuing education, and a key player in Orozbekovâ€™s visit, say heâ€™s eager to showcase UNDâ€™s distance learning technology and curriculum development program.
â€œDr. Orozbekov's visit presents an opportunity to partner internationally and for us to help improve the distance learning practice at Osh State University,â€ says Kerber, who is organizing the distance learning and online course demonstrations for Orozbekov. The demonstrations will include the use of online and other kinds of distance delivery systems, says Kerber.
Other contacts include Ray Lagasse, director, International programs; Susan Nelson, College of Business and Public Administration; Gerald Groenewold, Director, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Henry Borysewicz, director, UND Aerospace Network and Scientific Computing Center; and Robert Rubeck and Nassar Hammami at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. David Marshall, a UND English faculty member and former Fulbright scholar who has spent several years in Central Asia, is co-host for Orozbekovâ€™s visit.
|Mini-conference focuses on contemporary educational issues|
On Monday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon, the Educational Leadership Doctoral Cohort 3 is presenting a mini-conference focusing on current topics in education.
Topical presentations include "Educating Children of Poverty," "Seamless Education from K-16," "The Changing Landscape in Higher Education: Embracing Diverse Learners," "Moving Beyond Religious Tolerance at College Campuses," "Student Success and the National DEEP Project," and "Politics of K12 Educational Funding."
To learn more about the conference and to register for the event, please e-mail Roger Abbe at email@example.com.
There is no cost for this mini-conference and it is open to the public. We hope you can join us!
-- Roger Abbe, Doctoral student, Educational Leadership, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4255
|INMED Summer Institute begins|
Native American junior and high school level students from across the country are at the University for six weeks this summer as part of the Indians into Medicine (INMED) Summer Institute program.
The annual Summer Institute is designed to bolster participantsâ€™ math and science skills, teach students about health careers, and help them develop their potential to achieve in health science classes.
Approximately 90 Native American junior and high school-level students from 10 states are attending INMED Summer Institute this year, which takes place June 11-July 21.
The program includes daily group and individualized instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, communication and study skills. Indian health professionals and experts who represent a variety of health disciplines serve as guest speakers, giving an overview of health careers opportunities. The Summer Institute experience also includes field trips, recreation, pow wows, and Indian awareness workshops.
This yearâ€™s activities include:
â€¢ Field trip to Sullyâ€™s Hill June 17
Students will learn about medicinal uses for plants and see a live eagle demonstration
â€¢ Field trip to Red Lake Indian Health Service June 30
â€¢ Knowledge Bowl July 6-7
â€¢ Field trip to Minneapolis July 10-11
Students will go to Valleyfair and the Science Museum of Minnesota
Participants stay in a dormitory on campus under the supervision of tutor/counselors, many of whom are Native American college students who participate in the INMED program.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, email@example.com, 701-777-0871
|Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology workshop set for June 13-15|
A three-day continuing education workshop this summer will offer professional development for science teachers in middle and high schools. By 2015, the U.S. government estimates, there will be a need for 2 million nanotech workers. Yet, no nanoscience curriculum exists in the middle or high schools of North Dakota. PHYS 900, Our Nanoworld: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, will provide an overview of the new field of nanoscience for science teachers in all disciplines who want to introduce this field into their classes.
During this introductory workshop, traditional lectures will be combined with case-studies discussions and interactive exploratory activities on a variety of topics. Teachers need not have any background in nanoscience. The workshop is designed for teachers with a wide range of experiences in different science fields. This is a great opportunity to learn about this new field of science that the U.S. Government has identified as the third-highest national funding priority.
This two-credit workshop, June 13-15 at UND, is offered through the Professional Development for Educators Program of the Division of Continuing Education. Tuition is $100, which includes a nanoscience experiment kit that will go with teachers back to their schools.
To register, contact the Department of Continuing Education at 701-777-4814 or toll-free at 1-866-261-3677. More information is also available at http://www.physics.und.edu/nano or contact the instructors: Kanishka Marasinghe (firstname.lastname@example.org), Juana Moreno (email@example.com) and Richard Van Eck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics, email@example.com, 7-3517
|Argonne National Laboratory scientist presents public lecture on nanoscience|
Dr. Kristen Buchanan, a lead scientist in the new Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, will give a public lecture on nanoscience Wednesday, June 14, at 8 p.m., 101 Abbott Hall.
When you reduce the dimensions of everyday materials down to nanometer sizes (a nanometer is roughly a hundred thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair), ordinary materials often take on extraordinary properties. Nanoscience explores the unusual properties of nanoscale materials, leading to insights that are both scientifically fascinating and potentially useful. Nanotechnology promises advanced information processing and storage, new medical treatments, and much more. While some technologies exist only in movies and novels, there are already a surprising number of products on the market that exploit nanoparticles, for example, computer hard drives, sports equipment, clothing. This talk will provide an overview, directed toward the non-expert, of some of the interesting phenomena that are observed at the nanoscale and the tools that allow us to "see" into the nano-world.
-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-3517
|Doctoral dissertation defense set for John Salwei|
The final examination for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree with a major in Educational Leadership will be conducted for John Martin Salwei by the candidateâ€™s Faculty Advisory Committee on June 16, at 10 a.m., 206 Education Building. Sherryl Houdek (Educational Leadership) i s the committee chair. The dissertation title is "Implications of Bismarck Public Schools Secondary Course Sequencing on Student Academic Achievement and Postsecondary Readiness."
Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.
-- Joseph N. Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, email@example.com, 7-2786
|UND Aerospace Camp will begin June 18|
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is sponsoring the 23rd International Aerospace Camp with its first session offered June 18. Students from across the United States will visit the Grand Forksâ€™ facilities to experience real-life situations in the exciting world of aviation in conjunction with a taste of college.
This unique camp is open to teenagers (ages 16-17) and offers aviation enthusiasts a chance to attend ground school, log flight time, and learn about the various careers within the aviation industry. The amount of actual flight training makes this summer adventure uniqueâ€”the sky becomes a college classroom where students fly and log time with flight instructors with six different launchesâ€”simulator session, Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight, cross-country flight, night flight, and an aerobatic flight. They also study flight planning in accordance to a structured college curriculum. They reside in UND residence halls and eat with current UND students at Wilkerson Hall.
A second camp will be held July 9-16. For more information, contact Ken Polovitz at 777-3561.
-- Karen Ryba, Director of Communications, Aerospace, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4761
|Computer science will hold second session of Lego Robotic Camp|
The Department of Computer Science is running a second session of the Lego Robotic Camp. The second session will run July 24th to July 28th from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information or to enroll your camper, contact us at 777-4107 or visit www.cs.und.edu/cscibot
-- Annette Glennon, Administrative Secretary, Computer Science, email@example.com, 7-4107
|Agenda items due for July 12 IRB meeting|
The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research Development and Compliance before Friday, June 30. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Office of Research Development and Compliance Friday, June 23.
Minutes from the meeting will be available in the RD&C approximately one week after the meeting.
-- Kara Wettersten, Ph.D., Chair, Institutional Review Board, Counseling, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4279
|UND offers "Summer at UND" program|
The â€œSummer at UNDâ€ program offers a wide range of courses and activities for the community during the summer months. Nearly 400 courses for academic credit are available during UND Summer Sessions, which begin on June 26. Class sizes are smaller and some courses are held in the evenings to accommodate studentsâ€™ schedules.
An array of summer events and activities are also held on UNDâ€™s campus, such as cultural or athletic events, youth camps or specialized workshops. Events are typically open to the public. Here is a preview of those events happening at UND from June 16 â€“ June 30, 2006:
â€¢ June 16 - July 23, Portraits Exhibition, North Dakota Museum of Art
â€¢ June 16 - Sept. 19, Vance Gellert - REAL: Artists and Landscapes Exhibition, North Dakota Museum of Art
â€¢ June 16 - 17, Boys Team Basketball Camp, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
â€¢ June 18 - 23, Swimming and Diving Technique and Training Camp, 8:30 to 5 p.m., Hyslop Sports Center
â€¢ June 18 - 24, Defenseman Hockey Camp, various times, Ralph Engelstad Arena
â€¢ June 18 - 24, Girls Hockey Camp, various times, Ralph Engelstad Arena
â€¢ June 18 - 25, Aerospace Summer Camp, 5 to 7 p.m., UND Campus
â€¢ June 19, 7-On-7 Passing Football Tournament, various times, Memorial Stadium
â€¢ June 19 - 20, Domestic Violence Workshop for Education Professionals 2006, T&L 900, 5 to 5 p.m. Memorial Union
â€¢ June 19 - 21, Girls Elementary Day Basketball Camp, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
â€¢ June 19 - 23, Art City Creatures and Dolls Summer Art Day Camp, 9:30 to 3 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art
â€¢ June 19 - 27, UND Speech, Language, and Hearing Summer Clinic, 8 to 12 p.m., Montgomery Hall
â€¢ June 19- July 14, Freshman Getting Started Program, 8 to 4:30 p.m., Memorial Union
â€¢ June 20 - 22, Geospatial Education Program in Atmospheric Sciences, 9 to 3 p.m., Regional Weather Information
â€¢ June 20 - 23, Elite Football Camp, various times, Memorial Stadium
â€¢ June 21, The Leadership Pill, 10 to 12 p.m., Skalicky Technology Incubator
â€¢ June 21 â€“ 22, Relational Conflict Management and Behavior Implications, COUN 900, 8 to 5 p.m., Memorial Union
â€¢ June 21 - 23, Girls Perimeter Shooting and Post Moves Basketball Camp, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
â€¢ June 22, SIL-UND Colloquium Series, 8 to 9 p.m., Merrifield
â€¢ June 25 - July 1, Pee Wee and Bantam Hockey Camp, various times, Ralph Engelstad Arena
â€¢ June 26 â€“ 27, Teaching with Love and Logic, T&L 900, 8 to 5 p.m., Memorial Union
â€¢ June 26 - 29, Hitter and Setter Volleyball Camp, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
â€¢ June 26 - 30, Wind-Powered Whirligigs Summer Art Day Camp, 9:30 to 3 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art
â€¢ June 28, The Leadership Pill, 10 to 12 p.m., Skalicky Technology Incubator
â€¢ June 28 â€“ 29, Reaching the Gifted Students in Your Classroom, 8 to 5 p.m., Nursing Building
â€¢ June 29, SIL-UND Colloquium Series, 8 to 9 p.m., Merrifield
â€¢ June 30, Little Diggers Volleyball Camp, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
For more information about the "Summer at UND" program, to register for UND's Summer Sessions, or to view a calendar of events from June 16 - Aug. 31, visit www.summer.und.edu. If you have additional questions on summer credit courses, call the Summer Sessions Office at (701) 777-6284. Or if you have questions on events/activities, contact the Summer Events Office at (701) 777-0841.
-- Julie Bean, Program Specialist, Summer Events, email@example.com, 777-0841
|U2 workshops listed|
Below are U2 Workshops for June 20 thru June 30. Visit our Web site for more.
Home Sweet Home
June 20, 3:00-4:30 pm
Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will make in your lifetime, so you donâ€™t want to make a mistake. Learn how to determine whether to buy or not, the cost of home ownership and what you can realistically afford.
Presenter: Marybeth Vigeland, Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, The Village Family Service Center
Pandemic Fluâ€¦Itâ€™s for the Birds
June 21, 10:00 am to Noon
Swanson Hall, Room 17
This course will cover information about the possibility of an outbreak of avian flu, or similar pandemic outbreak. Course participants will be taught what types of things they can do to minimize their risk of exposure. Preparation actions of federal, state, and local government will be discussed, and participants will also learn what steps they should follow if a global pandemic develops.
Presenter: Jason Uhlir
June 22, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
Presenter: Mike Holmes
This workshop is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a State Fleet 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.
The Basics of IRB Review
June 22, 1:00-4:00 pm
Swanson Hall, Room 17
All researchers planning to conduct human subject research are required to complete training. The workshop covers research ethics, federal regulations, and UND policies regarding human subject research. It will also review the Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms and procedures. The workshop will include two case studies, a quiz, with time for questions.
Presenter: Renee Carlson
Safe Online Practices - Protecting Your Identity and Securing Your Computer
June 22, 2:00-4:00 pm
Upson II, Room 361
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
Introduction to Dreamweaver 2004 MX
June 26, 28, & 30, 8:30-11:30 am
Upson II, Room 361
(9 Hours Total)
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers; mouse and saving/retrieving skills.
Learn how to use Dreamweaverâ€™s graphical page-building interface to develop and manage staticWeb sites that feature text graphics, and navigation.
Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft
When Domestic Violence Comes to Work
June 27, 2:30-4:30 pm
Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
The US Department of Justice estimates that victims knew their attacks intimately in the 60,000 incidents of on-the-job violence each year. For many abused individuals, the workplace is not safe because stalking, threats and violence follow them to work. The Bureau of National Affairs estimates that businesses lose $3-$5 billion a year from increased health care expenses, absenteeism, and lost productivity caused by domestic violence. This workshop will assist you in providing warning signs of domestic violence, understanding the impact in the workplace, responding to employees, domestic violence laws, company policies, and resources.
Presenters: Lieutenant Don Rasmusson, UND Police Department and Kari Kerr Welsh, LPC, Community Violence Intervention Center
Behavior Based Safety
June 29, 9:00 am to Noon
Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
Behavioral Safety is the application of behavior science to occupational safety. The goal of Behavioral Safety is to make work environments as safe as possible. This involves constant assessments of the condition of our tools and physical space, our knowledge about the work to be done and work processes (i.e., standard operating procedures), the effectiveness of our personal motivation and the motivational and management strategies in the organization, the strategies that management employ to show the value of each individual to the organization, etc. Behavioral Safety also involves a set of principles and techniques that are used to improve safety either at the level of individuals or at the level of the organization.
Presenter: Mike Holmes
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone 777-2128, Email U2@mail.und.edu, or Online www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please Include: (1) Workshop Title/ Date, (2) Name, (3) Department, (4) Position, (5) Box #, (6) Phone #, (7) Email, & (8) How you first learn 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
|Feds fund mental health first aid program|
Three North Dakota health organizations have teamed to receive a $375,000 federal grant to establish a mental health first aid program in North Dakota.
The Tribal Health Program of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Ft. Yates partnered with the Center for Rural Health ath the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and West River Health Services in Hettinger to apply for the competitive grant from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The grant program is designed to encourage the development of new and innovative health care delivery systems in rural communities that lack essential health care services.
The mental health first aid program developed through this grant over the next three years will be the first of its kind in the nation. Similar to basic first aid courses that many Americans take to provide immediate help to physical injuries, mental health first aid helps people learn how to provide initial support to those showing signs of mental health problems or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional treatment is received.
Ninety-five percent of North Dakota is designated as a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area. This federal designation means that there are an inadequate number of mental health providers relative to both the population and the need for services.
â€œMental health resources are scarce in rural, frontier, and tribal areas,â€ said West River Health Services Chief Nurse Executive Melana Howe. â€œImplementing an innovative program and providing training at the grassroots level helps people better understand mental health issues and provides a supportive environment to address mental health problems.â€
The program will be offered in the rural areas of southwest North Dakota and the Standing Rock reservation and will serve as a model for possible use in other North Dakota rural areas and throughout the country.
â€œWe have a high rate of suicide on our reservations,â€ said Emmett White Temple, Jr., director of Standing Rock Tribal Health. â€œThis program will help our people better understand mental health issues and the warning signs of suicide so we can provide community support to people struggling with this problem.â€
â€œThis program is very successful in rural Australia, where it was developed,â€ said Dr. Jacque Gray, a psychologist who will head the project for the Center for Rural Health. â€œAlthough those trained wonâ€™t be therapists, they will learn how to serve as a supportive link until the person can see a professional.â€
â€œLack of access to mental health services across rural North Dakota is one of the most common concerns we hear from rural communities,â€ said Dr. Mary Wakefield, director of the Center for Rural Health. â€œThere needs to be a variety of solutions to this real and serious challenge, and giving communities fundamental skills to provide initial mental health support is a good place to start.â€
For more related information, visit the Center for Rural Healthâ€™s Web site at: http://medicine.nodak.edu/crh .
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, SMHS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-0871
|Krohn named director of Center for Family Medicine-Minot|
Kim Krohn has been named director of the family medicine residency program at the UND Center for Family Medicine-Minot.
A board-certified family physician, Dr. Krohn has been associated with the Center for 10 years, first as a UND medical student, later as a resident-in-training and, since 1999, as a member of the faculty. She has been serving as interim program director of the center since July 2005. As director, she replaces C. Milton Smith who served from 1992 to 2005 and is retiring.
"Dr. Krohn has excellent leadership skills," said Robert Beattie, chair of family medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. "She is active in the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians and the North Dakota Medical Association. As a former student of Dr. Smith, she will continue the Center for Family Medicine faculty's and staff's dedication to serving the health care needs of the Minot area."
An associate professor of family medicine at the UND medical school, Krohn has special interests in medical education, maternity care, care of the elderly, preventive health and adolescent health. She is also a registered dietitian.
She has received awards for excellence as a student, resident, faculty member and practicing physician.
Open to the public, the UND Center for Family Medicine-Minot is a comprehensive family medicine clinic. It is located at 1201 11th Avenue SW, just south of Magic City Campus. For appointments call 858-6700.
Krohn earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and a master's degree in public health from the University of Minnesota. A 1996 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) graduate of the UND medical school, she is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society in medicine. In 1999, she completed residency training at the UND Center for Family Medicine-Minot.
She and her husband, John Fishpaw, a Minot dentist, have three sons.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assistant to the Director, Public Affairs, email@example.com, 777-4305
|2nd Ave. closed|
2nd Ave. has been closed, and will remain so for
approximately four weeks. Contractors will finish the work along the south side of the site.
North bound traffic down Cornell will be eliminated. Traffic will detour south around Starcher Hall. Deliveries to the Union will still
be able to go South on Cornell from 2nd Ave.
|International Centre available for watching World Cup|
The International Centre is available for anyone, or any group, that would like to watch the World Cup games on their eight-foot screen (projector, not TV). Arrangements can be made be calling the International Centre at 777-4231 or 777-6438.
|AAUW requests used books and other media|
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) requests donations of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and records in working order. Please drop off at 2420 9th Avenue North or call one of the following numbers:
772-1622/0247; 775-9468; 795-9808.
-- Dianne Stam, Administrative Secretary, University Learning Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4406
|Medical library receives national award|
The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences has received the 2006 National Health Information Award for North Dakota. This is the first time a library in North Dakota has received the award.
The award recognizes the medical library's program, "Linking Native Americans to Health
Information," under the leadership of Judy Rieke, assistant director of the library. The program is designed to improve health information literacy among the Native American communities in the state through collaboration with five tribal college libraries.
"This program is an extension of UND's mission of outreach," Rieke said. "The tribal college library serves as the public library on the
reservation and is the natural point of entry to reach the Native American people and build their awareness of the free health information
resources available through the National Library of Medicine."
The award is given annually by the National
Commission on Libraries and Information Science, an independent agency of the federal government that advises the President and Congress on national and international library and information policies. The agency also appraises and assesses the adequacies and deficiencies of library and information resources and services, and develops overall plans for meeting national library and
The award is presented to a library in each state that encourages lifestyle improvement for a
targeted population, Rieke said. "In our case, we were assisting Native Americans to learn about health problems and treatments by raising their
health information literacy skills."
In addition to working with tribal college librarians, Rieke has used other approaches to reach out to the Native American community,
including exhibiting at powwows, providing training sessions to health providers and community health representatives on the reservations, and demonstrating health information resources at various conferences. She also is working with several North Dakota Native Americans who serve as a user group for the National Library of Medicine's American Indian Health web site, which may be viewed at http://americanindianhealth.nim.nih.gov/ .
All of the projects are funded by the National Library of Medicine, which developed and maintains the MedlinePlus web site at http://medlineplus.gov, specifically designed for
-- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.