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ISSUE: Volume 46, Number 52: August 19, 2009

Contents
Top Stories
President and First Lady to lead 19th annual bus tour
UND Bookstore celebrates grand opening Aug. 21-23
Events to Note
OLLI@UND social and fall preview is Aug. 18
Blackboard sessions to take place Aug. 18-19
Hilton Garden Inn hosts faculty and staff social Aug. 20
University Senate agenda items due Aug. 20
Doctoral examination set for Allison Herlickson
Doctoral examination set for Jaryn Lynn Allen
Denim Day is Aug. 26
Yoga classes at Lotus Meditation Center begin Sept. 1
Institutional Review Board meeting is Sept. 2
University Counseling Center hosts an open house Oct. 2
Announcements
Halaas named associate dean at UND Medical School
Rising demand for flight training prompts UND to build brand new hangar
Senate agenda item due dates announced
Online courses offered for fall
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
Dave Vorland photography exhibit concludes Sept. 28
Fall interim hours listed for Law Library
Road construction continues on University Ave.
CDC advisors make flu vaccine recommendations
New recommendations detail flu absences
UND Bookstore is seeking employees
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Nursing appointments announced
Student Success Retention Program begins its fifth year
In Remembrance
Myrtle Pedersen remembered
President and First Lady to lead 19th annual bus tour

President Robert and First Lady Marcia Kelley are on tour with 30 new faculty members, top administrators, and their guests on a three-day tour of North Dakota. This year’s tour—the 19th since the inaugural launch in 1990 by then-president Thomas Clifford—is the second for the Kelleys.

“We’re very excited about the tour this year, which is going to take us across the northern part of North Dakota, and we’re looking forward to meeting a lot of people.” the president said. “These tours are a great way of getting the University out into the state.”

This is also the first trip for Phyllis Johnson, a Grafton native and former head of USDA’s flagship research facility who just took the reins as UND’s vice president for research and economic development.

Funded by the UND Alumni Association and the President's Office, these trips are designed to acquaint new faculty and administrators with the state and its landmarks as well as provide them with an opportunity to form connections with other people on campus, according to tour coordinator Fred Wittmann, director of the UND Office of Ceremonies and Special Events. Moreoever, the tour gives new faculty a sense of where many of their students will come from.

Wittmann, a native of the farm community of Casselton about 20 miles west of Fargo, says North Dakota surprises most newcomers.

"We want to help our tour participants feel this is their home," Wittmann said. "Our intent is to give them a sample of the state."

UND's strategic plan champions the University's role as a service provider to the state and as a resource for helping North Dakota diversify its economy. In order to help North Dakota, it is important for UND's new faculty and administrators to see and understand the state.

The tours alternate each year between southern and northern routes. This year’s tour of the northern half of the state will offer glimpses of the region’s geography, economy, culture, and heritage, and will offer participants an opportunity to learn about the challenges and opportunities that are shaping the state.

On the way back to Grand Forks, the faculty members will visit Edinburg, a small town with a real “can-do” attitude, where the town together with tour organizers will host a community dinner before the final leg back to Grand Forks.

Professor Douglas Munski—a Chicago native and 30-year UND cultural geographer with an encyclopedic knowledge of North Dakota geographic, cultural, and political lore—is the tour's color commentator for the ninth year.

“Doug has forgotten more about North Dakota than the rest of us will ever know,” said Wittmann. “We depend on him to provide information on everything from ancient glacial terrain to anecdotes about individual communities. He’s a great ambassador for UND.”

“I like to think of myself as a color commentator who helps introduce people to neighbors across the state,” said Munski. “North Dakota is, in many respects, one community. Although there are regional differences and competing institutions, we still function as one community. My goal is to help people better understand what they’re part of as new North Dakota residents.”

Veteran UND motor coach driver Fran Kryzsko, though officially retired, is at the wheel again this year; it is his 18th time as tour driver.

In addition to President Robert and First Lady Marcia Kelley, new faculty and administrators on this year’s tour include the following:

* Phyllis Johnson, vice president for research and economic development; Slavka Antonova, associate professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Richard Aregood, Chuck Johnson Professor, of Communication Sciences & Disorders; Scott Baxter, coordinator, University Writing Program; Caroline Campbell, assistant professor, History; Emily Cherry, assistant professor, Theatre Arts.

*Qianli (Rick) Chu, assistant professor, Chemistry; Lori Esposito, assistant professor, Art and Design; Matthew Gilmore, assistant professor, Atmospheric Sciences; Melissa Gjellstad, Languages-Norwegian; Shannon Grave, instructor, Teaching and Learning; Yun Ji, assistant professor, Chemical Engineering; J. Sagini Keengwe, assistant professor, Teaching and Learning; Jeffrey Langstraat, assistant professor, Sociology; William Martin, assistant professor, Marketing.

*Sarah Mosher, assistant professor, Languages-French; Igor Ovtchinnikov, associate professor, Biology; Carolyn Ozaki, assistant professor, Teaching and Learning; Timothy Pasch, assistant professor, Communication Program, Dept. of Psychology; Wenyi Qin, research assistant professor, Research Affairs; Robin Runge, assistant professor, School of Law; Heather Terrell, assistant professor, Psychology; Harry Tsang, assistant professor, Economics; Paul Worley, assistant professor, Languages-Spanish; Weizhu Zhu, research assistant professor, Research Affairs.

Trip Itinerary
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Summary of the day: Tour the Prairie Wind project, hosted by Verendrye Electric; lunch with community leaders and friends of UND in Watford City; drive through the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Badlands; tour the Scandinavian Heritage Center in Minot and buffet dinner with UND alumni and friends of UND.

Wednesday, Aug. 19
Summary of the day: Tour UND Center for Family Medicine, Minot; explore the International Peace Garden; experience rural life in North Dakota in the small town of Edinburg.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juan.pedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

UND Bookstore celebrates grand opening Aug. 21-23

The UND Bookstore announced today that a grand opening celebration of the new bookstore will take place in the store from Aug. 21-23.

The recent renovation of the UND Bookstore was a joint project between UND and the Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG), which recently assumed bookstore operation. The new bookstore features more than 32,000 square feet of retail and office space that will enhance the experience for all customers. Showcasing the wider aisles and a greater selection of merchandise, the new UND bookstore also features the Tower Café serving Caribou Coffee, as well as Apple computers and products.

"We are very proud of the new bookstore space,” said Thomas Christopher, president of the Follett Higher Education Group. “We will use all of our resources to provide the UND campus with a bookstore in which everyone can take great pride." The UND Bookstore welcomes everyone from campus and the community to join in their grand opening events:

Friday, August 21: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
9 a.m. - Jay Zalewski, Group VP sales and operations for Follett Higher Education Group, will serve as master of ceremonies of the grand opening and will be joined by President Robert Kelley, who will cut the ribbon to the new store. Refreshments will be served.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Diane Odegard, author of “Flight of the Odegard”
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - William Young, author of “German Diplomatic Relations; European War & Diplomacy”, and “International Politics and the Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great”
10:30 a.m. to noon - Randy Mortenson, author of “The Landon Snow Series”
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Mary Ellen Erickson, author of “Peanut Butter Club Mysteries”, “Who Jinxed the C&G Ranch”, “Geezettes”, “Grandma Mary & Bonbon” series.
11 a.m. - Heath Hertel, author of “To Be the Best”
11 a.m. to noon - Barbara Crow, author of “Coming Up For Light & Air” and “Going On”
Noon - Janie Franz, author of “Ultimate Wedding Ceremony” and “Ultimate Wedding Reception”
1 to 3 p.m. - Cynthia Prescott, author of “Genders Generation on Far”
1 to 3 p.m. - Larry Skroch and Doug Ramsey, authors of “One to Remember”
1 to 4 p.m. - Madelyn Camrud, author of “This House is Filled With Cracks”
2 p.m. - Heidi Czerwiec, author of “Hiking the Maze”
5 to 7 p.m. - James Mozey, author of “Devils’s Path”
6 to 8 p.m. - Mark Munger, author of “Doc the Bunny”, “Mr. Environment”, “Pigs”, “Legacy”, “Suomalaiset: People of the Marsh”

Saturday, Aug. 22: Technology Day
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Apple Demos displayed in-store.
10 a.m. to noon - Faythe Thureen, author of “Troll Meets Trickster”
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Vernal Lind, author of “Beyond Those Hills; Beyond the Storm”
Noon - Steven Rand and Jeff Anvinson (band will be playing outside the UND Bookstore)
Noon - Janie Franz, author of “Ultimate Wedding Ceremony” and “Ultimate Wedding”
Noon to 3 p.m. - Jane Freeman, author of “Celebration of Light”
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Chuck Klosterman, author of “Downtown Owl”, “IV”, “Killing Yourself to Live”, “Fargo Rock City”, and “Sex, Drugs, & CoCo Puffs”
1 p.m. - Ronald Vossler, author of “Lost Shawls and Pig Spleens”, “Not Until the Combine is Paid”, “Wedding in the Darkness”, “The Old God Still Lives”, “Dakota Kraut”, “Why I Never Call”, and “Death a River”
1 to 3 p.m. - Carmen Grove Suminski, author of “Recollections of 100 years of Excellence. North Dakota School for the Blind”
2 p.m. - Rick Tonder, author of “Under the Endless Sky”
3 p.m. – “Joe Becker” author of “The Flame Imperishable: December’s Children”
3 p.m. - Stop by to play “Kiss and iPod” outside the UND bookstore. Enter to win iPods. See store for details.

Sunday, Aug. 23: Spirit Day
noon - Yvette LaPierre author of “Mapping a World”, “Neanderthals”, “Ghana in Pictures”
noon - Janie Franz, author of "Ultimate Wedding Ceremony” and “Ultimate Wedding"
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - The UND Cheerleaders will be passing out game day schedules. Take pictures with “The Cup” at this time too.
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Ernest Schanilec, author of "Blue Darkness", "Towers", "Danger in the Keys", "Purgatory Curve", "Gray Riders", "Sleep Six", "Night Out in Fargo", and “Gray Riders II"
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Joe Becker, author of "The Flame Imperishable: December’s Children"
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - James Mozey, author of "Devil’s Path"
2 p.m. - Janice Houska, author of "The Littlest Lamb” and “For the Love of Matthew"
2 p.m. - Various instrumental performances by Matthew Houska

The UND Bookstore is located at 775 Hamline Street on campus. Regular store hours are:
Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - noon to 5 p.m.
-- Derek Schuckman, 777-2746

OLLI@UND social and fall preview is Aug. 18

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UND will hold a "Lemonade Stand" social and course preview Tuesday, Aug. 18, 4 to 6 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks.

Sponsored and catered by Hugo's, this casual event gives you the opportunity to meet the instructors teaching during the OLLI fall semester as well as visit with other OLLI members and potential new members. The offer still stands, if you're an OLLI member already and you bring a friend - and if that friend becomes an OLLI member and signs up for a course, you receive a $25 coupon toward an OLLI course for the winter 2010 semester. Staff will be available to guide new and existing members through the process of online registration - the easiest and fastest way to sign up for membership and courses. Please join us.
-- Connie Hodgson, Coordinator, OLLI@UND, conniehodgson@mail.und.edu, 777-4840

Blackboard sessions to take place Aug. 18-19

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will be hosting Q&A sessions for instructors to help them prepare their Blackboard courses for the fall semester. Whether you are teaching on campus or online, the Center is here to help with your instructional needs. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for one of the sessions to learn more about what is new in Blackboard (including the new Gradecenter) for fall semester and how we can help you get your courses ready.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Swanson Hall, Room 10/12
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union

If you have any questions, please call us at 701-777-6305.
-- Blackboard Support, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies, 777-2129, ciltsupport@mail.und.edu.

Hilton Garden Inn hosts faculty and staff social Aug. 20

Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn for complimentary appetizers and door prizes Thursday, Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Dahl Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn. Compliments of the Hilton Garden Inn Grand Forks/UND.
-- Ciara Mills, Director of Sales, Hilton Garden Inn, ciara.mills@hilton.com, 701-738-2051

Doctoral examination set for Allison Herlickson

The final examination for Allison Herlickson, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 24, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is: An Examination of Differences in Levels of Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Counselor Self-Efficacy Between Prison and Community Psychologists: The Effects of Personality and Work Environment. Kara Wettersten (Counseling Psychology & Community Services) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

University Senate agenda items due Aug. 20

A meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 4:05 p.m., in Gamble Hall, Room 7. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon, Thursday, Aug. 20. They may be submitted electronically to: lorihofland@mail.und.nodak.edu. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted–Suzanne Anderson, Secretary, University Senate.
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, lorihofland@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3892

Doctoral examination set for Jaryn Lynn Allen

The final examination for Jaryn Lynn Allen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 1:30 p.m., Aug. 27, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is: Sociocultural Influences on Body Image Across the Lifespan. Cindy Juntunen (Counseling Psychology and Community Services) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Denim Day is Aug. 26

The last Wednesday of the month (Aug. 26) is Denim Day. Pay your coordinator your $1, enjoy going casual in your denim, and know that all proceeds go to charity. If you need more buttons or posters for your office, just let me know.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, gerrynies@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3791

Yoga classes at Lotus Meditation Center begin Sept. 1

Yoga classes begin on Sept. 1. There will be two sessions during fall semester, each lasting eight weeks. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Fees are $65 for once a week for 8 weeks or $90 for both evenings. A drop-in fee for a single class is $10. Classes are suitable for beginners. For information or to register, call Dyan Rey at 772-8840 or e-mail to dyanreyart@gmail.com.
-- Dyan Rey, Adjunct Lecturer, Visual Art, dyanreyart@gmail.com, 772-8840

Institutional Review Board meeting is Sept. 2

UND's Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, in 404 Twamley to consider all research proposals submitted to the IRB Office before Friday, August 21.

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 Institutional Review Board Office before Friday, Aug. 14. Minutes from the meeting will be available in the IRB Office approximately one week after the meeting.
-- Kathy Smart, Chair, Institutional Review Board, janetelshaug@mail.und.edu, 777-4279

University Counseling Center hosts an open house Oct. 2

The University Counseling Center cordially invites you to attend an open house in celebration of our 50th anniversary on Friday, Oct 2, 1 to 5 p.m., in 200 McCannell Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend
-- Sandi Luck, Counseling Center, 777-4188, Sandiluck@mail.und.nodak.edu

Halaas named associate dean at UND Medical School

Gwen Wagstrom Halaas, a family physician and associate professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Minnesota, has been named associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Halaas is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, and Harvard Medical School. She completed her family medicine residency with the University of Minnesota Medical School at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. Halaas also earned a Master of Business Administration in medical group management from the University of St. Thomas.

Halaas has practiced family medicine and worked in medical education in Minnesota as assistant director and director of two family medicine residency programs, director of the Rural Physician Associate Program and founding director of the Center for Interprofessional Education. The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians honored her as “2008 Teacher of the Year.” Halaas has extensive administrative experience in health care organizations. She was medical director for UCare at the University of Minnesota, and she served as associate medical director of HealthPartners, a health care system in Minnesota.

“I am very pleased that Dr. Halaas will be joining the School’s senior management team,” said Joshua Wynne, interim vice president for health affairs and interim dean of the UND medical school. “She brings a wealth of experience and is highly regarded by her colleagues at the University of Minnesota. We are delighted that we were able to recruit her to the University of North Dakota.”

Halaas has lectured nationally and internationally on rural health education and interprofessional education. She is nationally known for her work in ministerial health and wellness and has written two books—“Clergy, Retirement and Wholeness” and “The Right Road: Life Choices for Clergy.”

She is profiled in Fitzhugh Mullan’s book, “Big Doctoring in America: Profiles in Primary Care,” which profiles 15 dedicated health care providers who Mullan describes as humanist, comprehensive, efficient and flexible; doctors who build on the rich legacy of the past and the rich tradition of care in medicine and nursing.

Halaas and her husband Mark Halaas, a pastor for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, have three adult children: Per, Liv and Erik.
-- Denis MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3300

Rising demand for flight training prompts UND to build brand new hangar

The UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is building a new hangar at its Flight Operations center adjacent to the airport in Grand Forks.

The new building reflects the rising demand for flight time and aircraft in UND’s flight training program. UND Aerospace currently operates 103 aircraft in Grand Forks.

“This is just another demonstration of the growth of the Odegard School in both undergraduate and international training programs in airplanes, helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Systems,” said Al Palmer, director of flight operations.

The new 9,600 square-foot hangar will accommodate 12 aircraft. The last new UND Aerospace hangar was built in 2004. In conjunction with this construction project, the second floor of the aviation maintenance facility will also be developed to accommodate the helicopter program, which has doubled in size. This will provide an additional 11,000 square feet of classrooms and offices.

An additional project at flight operations includes refurbishment of City Hangar #1, which is the original hangar where John Odegard started the flight training program which is now world renowned. This hangar was recently transferred from the Grand Forks Airport Authority to the UND Aerospace Foundation. The project will consist of structural repairs to the building and upgrading of the hangar.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Senate agenda item due dates announced

2009-10 University Senate meeting dates/agenda item due dates follow:

Sept. 3/Aug. 20
Oct. 1/Sept. 17
Nov. 5/Oct. 22
Dec. 3/Nov. 19
Jan. 14, 2010*/December 31, 2009
*A January meeting is usually not held unless it's an emergency.
February 4, 2010/January 21, 2010
March 4, 2010/February 18, 2010
April 1, 2010/March 18, 2010
May 6, 2010/April 22, 2010
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, lorihofland@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3892

Online courses offered for fall

Faculty and staff, as you interact with students returning to campus, we ask for your support with informing students about online course options. Students may still enroll in online courses for the fall semester.

With online courses, students can take the classes they need with the flexibility they want. UND offers both semester-based, online courses and enroll anytime (independent study) courses.

Semester-Based Online Courses
• Tuition is charged at the North Dakota resident tuition rate per credit. Additional course and/or program fees may apply.
• Online course tuition is not covered under UND’s tuition cap for full-time students.
• Financial aid may be used with semester-based courses.
• Online courses are not eligible for any tuition waiver programs at UND.
• Students register in Campus Connection (search location field by “online” or “onlinegrad”)

Enroll Anytime (Independent Study) courses
• Students have nine months to complete their course.
• Tuition is charged at the North Dakota resident tuition rate per credit. No additional fees apply.
• Online course tuition is not covered under UND’s tuition cap for full-time students.
• Financial aid may not be used with open enrollment courses.
• Online courses are not eligible for any tuition waiver programs at UND.
• Students may register at anytime through: http://onlinecourses.und.edu

Online courses at UND offer the same high-quality education as traditional, on-campus courses and are written and taught by UND faculty members. UND’s online courses mirror those offered on-campus and a student’s transcript will look no different than that of students who completed a traditional, on-campus course.

For more information check out: http://onlinecourses.und.edu
-- Jennifer Swangler, Marketing Coordinator, Continuing Education, jenniferswangler@mail.und.edu, 777-6374

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

Facilities Discoverer Reports Training
Aug. 25, 11 to noon, Upson II, Room 361
Learn how to access the detailed information your department needs in order to have access to Facilities Discoverer reports. This training includes information on how to access the detail and summary information that breaks down the Facilities charges by individual work orders and/or projects. Presenter: Laura Thoreson

Defensive Driving
Aug. 25, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
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. Presenter: Jason Uhlir

GroupWise 7.0: Intermediate
Aug. 31, 1 to 4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: GroupWise 7.0: Beginning
You will work with advanced message options; set mail properties; customize message headers; use Web Access interface; create and use rules to automate e-mail responses; set access rights; and work in depth with the Junk Mail folder and archive feature. Presenter: Heidi Strande

Microsoft Office Access 2007 (Beginning)
Sept. 1, 2, and 3, 1 to 4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse, and file saving and retrieving skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to examine the basic database concepts and explore the Microsoft Office Access 2007 environment; design a simple database; build a new database with related tables; manage data in a table; query a database using different methods; design forms; and generate reports.
Presenter: Heidi Strande.
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, patriciayoung@mail.und.edu, 777-0720

Dave Vorland photography exhibit concludes Sept. 28

"Digital Photography 2004-2009: People, Places, Nature," a show by Grand Forks photographer David Vorland, continues through Sept. 28 at the Dakota Harvest Gallery downtown. Vorland retired in 2005 after more than three decades at UND in roles that included instructor of journalism, director of university relations, and executive assistant to the president.

Fall interim hours listed for Law Library

Fall interim hours for the Law Library are
Saturday - Sunday (Aug. 15-16) - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Thursday (Aug. 17-20) - 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday (Aug. 21) - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday (Aug. 22-23) - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Thursday (Aug. 24-27) - 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday (Aug. 28) - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday (Aug. 29) - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday (Aug. 30) - 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday - Thursday (Aug. 31 - Sept. 3) - 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday (Sept. 4) - 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.edu, 777-3482

Road construction continues on University Ave.

Workers are resurfacing a number of streets in Grand Forks. The process is called a seal coat, where a thin layer of oil is applied to the street and topped with crushed rock.

The streets scheduled for the seal coat include:
University Avenue from State St. to N. 3rd St.
N. 20th St. from Gateway Dr. to University Ave.
S. 20th St. from 24th Ave. S. to 32nd Ave. S.
Mill Road from Gateway Dr. to N. Washington St.

Flaggers will be on site to control traffic. Through traffic will be maintained at all times, although it will occasionally be reduced to one lane. The project is expected to wrap up by Friday, August 21, weather permitting.
-- City of Grand Forks.

CDC advisors make flu vaccine recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on July 29 to develop recommendations on who should receive vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) when it becomes available, and to determine which groups of the population should be prioritized if the vaccine is initially available in extremely limited quantities.

The committee recommended the vaccination efforts focus on five key populations. Vaccination efforts are designed to help reduce the impact and spread of novel H1N1. The key populations include those who are at higher risk of disease or complications, those who are likely to come in contact with novel H1N1, and those who could infect young infants. When vaccine is first available, the committee recommended that programs and providers try to vaccinate: pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age, health care and emergency services personnel, persons between the ages of 6 months through 24 years of age, and people from ages 25 through 64 years who are at higher risk for novel H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.

The groups listed above total approximately 159 million people in the United States.

More information about the recommendations is available at www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/acip.htm.
Additional information about H1N1 virus is available at www.acha.org/info_resources/flu_H1N1_2009.cfm.
-- Peter Johnson, Executive Associate Vice President for University Relations, 777-4317, peterjohnson@mail.und.nodak.edu

New recommendations detail flu absences

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending that people with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100° F [37.8°C]), or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. This is a change from the previous recommendation that ill persons stay home for seven days after illness onset or until 24 hours after the resolution of symptoms, whichever was longer. The new recommendation applies to camps, schools, businesses, mass gatherings, and other community settings where the majority of people are not at increased risk for influenza complications.

This guidance does not apply to health care settings where the exclusion period should be continued for seven days from symptom onset or until the resolution of symptoms, whichever is longer; see www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidelines_infection_control.htm for updates about the health care setting.

Please visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance/exclusion.htm for more information about the recommendations. You can also visit the Health/Wellness Blog on the UND main web page (www.und.edu) for more information.
-- Peter Johnson, Executive Associate Vice President for University Relations, 777-4317, peterjohnson@mail.und.nodak.edu

UND Bookstore is seeking employees

UND Bookstore is currently recruiting energetic people to fill temporary positions at our store during peak times. Positions may become permanent. The bookstore is gearing up for our grand opening, as well as the start of school. We seek to fill positions within the time frame of 8 a.m. to 10 to 11 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays to start as early as Aug. 10. Positions are available in all areas of the store. Interested individuals should stop by the bookstore and complete an application.
-- Bookstore, Management, UND Bookstore, 1120csm@fheg.follett.com, 777-2746

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 Card form. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications must be received by the deadline date.

Professional/Administrative/Coaches:

Position: Web Application Developer, Continuing Education, #10-055
Application deadline: 8/20/2009
Compensation: $45,000 plus/year

Position: Junior Web Application Developer, Continuing Education, #10-054
Application deadline: 8/20/2009
Compensation: $40,000 plus/year

Position: Web Designer, Continuing Education, #10-053
Application deadline: 8/20/2009
Compensation: $40,000 plus/year

Position: Social Networking & Media Specialist, Continuing Education #10-052
Application deadline: 8/20/2009
Compensation: $40,000 plus/year

Technical/Paraprofessional:

Position: Instructional Support Technologist, (Mon-Fri, 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.), Continuing Education, #10-045
Application deadline: 8/18/2009
Compensation: $32,000 plus/year

Office Support:

Position: Administrative Assistant, VP for Research & Economics Development, #10-056
Application deadline: 8/20/2009
Compensation: $28,000 plus/year

Position: Receptionist, Graduate School, #10-047
Application deadline: 8/18/2009
Compensation: $18,000 plus/year

Position: Administrative Secretary, College of Nursing, #10-044
Application deadline: 8/17/2009
Compensation: $22,000 plus/year

Crafts/Trades/Service:

Position: Field Equipment Operator/Assistant, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #10-058
Application deadline: 8/24/2009
Compensation: $25,000 plus/year

Position: Sous Chef (various schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services #10-057
Application deadline: 8/21/2009
Compensation: $11.95 plus/year

Position: Laundry Worker/Delivery/Building Services Technician (M-F 6:30am – 3pm, Some Sat & Sun), Facilities Management, #10-051
Application deadline: 8/20/2009
Compensation: $21,000 plus/year

Position: Building Services Technician (Mon - Fri , 4am -noon) Facilities/Housing, #10-050
Application deadline: 8/20/2009
Compensation: $20,000 plus/year

Position: Building Services Technician (Mon-Fri, 7:30-4pm), Facilities/Housing, #10-049
Application deadline: 8/20/2009
Compensation: $20,000 plus/year

Position: Assistant Cold Food Preparer (various schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services #10-048
Application deadline: 8/19/2009
Compensation: $8.70 plus/hour

Position: COOK (various schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services #10-046
Application deadline: 8/18/2009
Compensation: $10.30 plus/hour

Nursing appointments announced

The UND College of Nursing is pleased to announce the following leadership appointments within the College.

Julie Anderson - dean of nursing. Anderson previously held the role of associate dean of graduate studies and director of the Ph.D. program at the UND College of Nursing.

Darla Adams - associate dean for graduate studies, who is also the Nurse Anesthesia Program administrator, president of the North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists and a leader in advocacy for anesthesia care for the region.

Cindy Anderson - associate dean for research, who is a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar and has an exciting program of research centered on nutritional determinants of hypertension in mothers and their children.

Roxanne Hurley - associate dean for undergraduate studies and former Bush Teaching Scholar. Roxanne provides leadership for the College's undergraduate nursing program, which includes program planning and assessment. Her scholarly work centers on pain management and best practices in clinical education.

Stephanie Christian - chair of the practice and role development department, also coordinates the College's accelerated degree option called "Bac-2" and our multi-systems and interdisciplinary course offerings.

Kevin Buettner - assistant administrator for the nurse anesthesia program, including clinical placement coordinator. Kevin is also the president-elect of the North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Coordinator, College of Nursing, beckycournia@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4526

Student Success Retention Program begins its fifth year

American Indian Student Services is entering the 5th year of the Student Success Retention Program. This program is recommended for incoming American Indian freshmen and transfer students and is also a requirement for students receiving the Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver and certain other scholarships.

As part of the program, students are expected to meet with each of their instructors to discuss their progress in each course. Our analysis of this successful program indicates that students who participate complete more credits with a higher GPA than our students who do no participate. We thank you for your willingness to keep this success going by meeting with and signing the students’ retention booklets.
-- Linda Neuerburg, Assistant Director, American Indian Student Services , linda_neuerburg@und.nodak.edu, 777-2578

Myrtle Pedersen remembered

Myrtle Pedersen dedicated 50 years to teaching in North Dakota, including 40 years at UND. That equaled half of her life, but her family said she never left those memories behind.

"It wasn't hard to get her talking about how much she loved what she did," said Jenna Eckholm, Pedersen's great-niece. "She put everything into her work at the university."

Pedersen died Wednesday in Hudson, Wis., at the age of 100. She was born June 25, 1909, in Fairdale, N.D. The daughter of Lutheran missionaries, Pedersen attended high school in Climax, Minn., before earning bachelor's and master's degrees from UND in 1931 and 1937, respectively.

She taught at high schools in Osnabrock and Northwood, N.D., before starting her 40-year career at UND as an instructor in 1939. She had worked her way to director of freshmen English when Robert Lewis, UND professor emeritus, arrived at UND in 1969.

"She didn't have the traditional education background, but that didn't put any limits on her abilities or her imagination," Lewis said. "She was a remarkably vigorous and energetic person."

Pedersen received the UND Alumni Association Award for distinguished teaching and service in 1976. Eckholm recalled an article in the Alumni Review where her great-aunt spoke of stacks of letters she received from students, including some from her first year of teaching.

"Many said how much they loved her and how she focused on the positives of their work," Eckholm said. "One said he didn't even like English, but she so motivated him that he became a teacher in the North Dakota high school system."

Pedersen also remained close to her Lutheran faith. Like her father, both of her brothers became pastors. Pedersen was one of the founders of Lutheran Campus Ministry, now Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, at UND and was active in Sharon Lutheran Church.

Pedersen retired from UND in 1979.

"Had she told me she didn't want to retire, I'd have said fine," Lewis said. "She brightened up my day every time I saw her."

Pedersen lived in Grand Forks until the 1997 flood, when Eckholm said the family decided it would be best for her to move closer to them. She'll be buried next to her parents in Farmington, Minn., on Saturday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m. in Highview Christiania Lutheran Church.
-- Courtesy of the Grand Forks Herald