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ISSUE: Volume 46, Number 42: June 10, 2009

Contents
Top Stories
UND prof in Cyprus for new season of archeological research
Wall Street Journal: Good times roll in North Dakota
Events to Note
Brian Paulsen book launch party to take place at museum
Photographer Michael Berman to speak at Museum
Burgers on the Boulevard Grill open June 11 and 18
Farewell Reception Honors UND Medical School Dean Dr. Wilson
Final Lecture capture demonstrations set
Free events set for Turtle River State Park June 20
Sushi demonstration to take place in the Culinary Corner
Announcements
Women Studies seeks director
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
OLLI@UND is accepting course proposals for fall semester
Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies lists summer workshops
Nominations sought for Governor's Award for Excellence
Wanted: Used Books & Media Materials for AAUW
Museum displays the work of Sophiya Khwaja
Children's Summer Art Camp is at Museum
Museum Cafe announces weekly menu through Friday, June 12
Donated sick leave requested for Pam Burkes
Internal job openings listed
Research
Nursing professor and research team secure Canadian Institute of Health Research grant
NSF program funding targets repair/renovation of existing research facilities
Teaching & learning database will be compiled
Remember to use updated IRB forms
UND prof in Cyprus for new season of archeological research

Call it a new season of “reality history.” UND prof and historian William “Bill” Caraher and a team of students are in Cyprus to help kick off the 2009 season of the international Pyla Koutsopetria Archaeological Project (PKAP).

The goal of the project: find out how folks lived, worked, and interacted in the glory days of the Roman Empire and maybe learn a thing or two in general about how societies live, play, and do business. The project also helps students learn how to do applied research in a traditional liberal arts field such as history and how to apply high tech methods in their work.

The PKAP project began its 2009 fieldwork recently outside of Larnaka, Cyprus. The project collaboration between Caraher and scholars from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Messiah College (Pa)-involves undergraduates and graduate students from these institutions and numerous others in the U.S. and Europe.

“It’s really exciting to be involved in this hands-on project with students,” said Caraher, who’s the research team’s de facto “techie,” handling a lot of the global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS) applications used as a critical part of the team’s fieldwork. “We use these systems intensively to ensure that we leave no area uncharted and to document the location of artifacts.”

This season, the PKAP team will excavate sites on the south coast of Cyprus dating as far back as 1200 B.C. all the way to 650. The researchers and students hope to gather more evidence about the economic, political, and cultural relationships among Mediterranean communities that formed that backbone of the great Roman Empire.

PKAP takes full advantage of new and emerging media tools, Caraher said. In collaboration with UND’s Working Group in Digital and New Media, PKAP will produce a digital documentary. PKAP also is hosting photographer Ryan Stander, a UND Masters in Fine Arts student, as the team’s annual artist-in-residence. The team also will also document its fieldwork with a series of frequently updated Weblogs.

“As one of the first Mediterranean archaeological projects to blog from the field, it has drawn thousands of readers from around the world have read this unique perspective on the inner workings of Mediterranean archaeology,” Caraher said.

For more information, visit www.chss.iup.edu/pkap, or follow the team in Cyprus on his blog at http://mediterraneanworld.typepad.com/.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Wall Street Journal: Good times roll in North Dakota

The good times are rolling in North Dakota, said the Wall Street Journal in today’s edition. The Journal said North Dakota enjoys a budget surplus in a sea of red ink for all other states except Wyoming. Rising oil prices, strong grain, beef, and other commodity prices, and low unemployment numbers spell “strong economy” for North Dakota.

“Yes, it’s all true,” said David Flynn, a widely quoted UND economist who also directs the UND-based Bureau of Business and Economic Research. “North Dakota and Wyoming are the only two states with budget surpluses. Here in North Dakota, when you look at the mix of industries in the current national and international economic climate, we’re set up to benefit significantly.”

That’s a pretty rosy assessment considering the nation’s well-publicized economic travails, including the federal bailout of the banking sector, the recent bankruptcy of General Motors, massive job losses in several industries, and the sharp downturn in many real estate markets.

“In North Dakota our extractive industries are doing well, in large part due to speculation that the U.S. dollar is going to weaken. This speculation is driving oil prices up again,” Flynn said.

“That’s incentive to pump oil, and it’s good for commodity prices, too,” Flynn said. “We know that individual farmers may be having a hard time with this year’s weather, but the fact is that price conditions are in place for farmers to do well. As of this week, (the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that) the planned crop acreage numbers for North Dakota are 85 percent complete, so we’ve made great strides against the poor conditions earlier this spring.”

The Journal also quoted N.D. state budget director Pam Sharp as saying that North Dakota plans to spend $8.85 billion over its next two-year budget cycle, well above its current $6.48 billion budget. Additionally, North Dakota got $600 million federal stimulus money this year.

In other words, North Dakota’s bottom line is looking very positive, Flynn said.

“We’ve got the recipe for success going into the future,” Flynn said. “The state’s oil and ag industries are in a prominent position in the Obama Administration, which has put in place several renewable energy initiatives. We stand to benefit significantly from the increase in ethanol production, from the development of wind energy, geothermal, and other alternative energy source. In fact, we’re potentially at the forefront of whole new wave energy research and initiatives.”

“Let’s not forget that rising oil prices put the impetus on the search for cost-effective alternative energy development and delivery,” Flynn said.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Brian Paulsen book launch party to take place at museum

Please join us for a celebration and book signing on Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m., at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

The Museum has just published a book about the watercolors and prints of recently retired UND Art Professor Brian Paulsen. This is a limited edition, 96-page hardcover book detailing the life work of Paulsen. The book was edited by Museum Director Laurel Reuter who also wrote the lead essay and edited a long interview with Paulsen.

Order or reserve your copy today. The book price is $24.95 and is available at the Museum Shop.

According to Museum Director Laurel Reuter, “Brian Paulsen makes small paintings incorporating places he calls home: his father’s workshop, with its desk in the corner that became Brian’s first studio. The Seattle environs of his childhood and youth, circumscribed by his bicycle and later the public bus system. A young boy’s West Coast immigrant neighborhood with its Asians, Jews, Italians and American Indians, all blended together within a solid mix of Northern Europeans. The painting studio at UND where he reigned for decades. A House in Grand Forks, where he made his home with his wife Dianne–the home overrun by artwork traded with contemporaries and the leavings of children.”

Reuter goes on to explain that Paulsen’s work is also fed by his life experience with material for carpentry, building and repairing, the steep Washington landscape and the vast Red River Valley sunsets. In Seattle, Paulsen shared a studio space with his grandfather who was an inventor and builder of homes, boats and cabinets. Living with smells of wood and tools formulated an acute awareness for living spaces and the encompassing aromas. Molded by a collage of smells and spaces early in life, Paulsen utilized these awareness’s and made them the dominate theme of his work. As Paulsen puts it, “My memory is not too good for what is useful or necessary. Mostly, I remember in a collage fashion, memory of bits and pieces: the way I do art work today.”

The publication was funded by:
• The Myers Foundations, UND, Department of Art and Design
• The Charles D. and Elynor B. Nelson Foundation
• The North Dakota Museum of Art Foundation
• Geoffery and Erica Paulsen

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the UND campus in Grand Forks. Museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Photographer Michael Berman to speak at Museum

Please join us for a reception for the current exhibition, The History of the Future, and gallery talk by one of the artists, Michael Berman on Wednesday, June 10, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Among other topics, Berman will speak about his work and how immigration will shape and has shaped the future. The reception will immediately follow a book signing for Brian Paulsen at 7 p.m.

The History of the Future / La historia del futuro exhibition is a collaboration of work among three artists, Michael Berman, Julian Cardona and Charles Bowden. The focus of the collection is the culturally, politically, and environmentally complex region between the US and Mexico border.

Michael Berman’s photography captures the silence and specter of the regions of Northern Mexico, Arizona, and New Mexico, while Julian Cardona’s images focus on the lives of people who are often at the mercy of this tumultuous region. Charles Bowden has been an outspoken advocate of the Southwest desert through his writing since the 1970s.

Michael Berman was born in New York City in 1956. He studied biology at Colorado College and received an MFA in photography from Arizona State University. He settled in southwestern New Mexico where he now lives in the Mimbres Valley near San Lorenzo. His photographs are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Amon Carter Museum and the Museum of New Mexico among others. Michael Berman is a 2008 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Julian Cardona was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and lives in Juarez. He is a self-taught photographer who has published works in the newspapers El Fronterizo and El Dario de Juarez. Cardona’s work has appeared in the book Juarez: Laboratory of the Future, Harper’s magazine and in Aperture No. 159, “Camera of Dirt.” In 2004, Cardona received the Cultural Freedom Fellowship awarded by the Lannan Foundation of Santa Fe. His work about immigration was on exhibition at the CUE Art Gallery, in New York City in October 2005.

Charles Bowden received a B.A. in History from the University of Arizona, and an M.A. in American Intellectual History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Bowden is a contributing editor to Esquire and also writes for other magazines such as Harper’s and The New York Times Book Review. University of Texas Press is publishing the trilogy, The History of the Future. The first volume Inferno, 2006, with photographs by Michael Berman won the Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award and an Honorable Mention for the 2007 Orion Magazine. Bodwen’s other honors and awards include a 1979 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award, the Infinity Award for Best Photographic Book from the International Center for Photography and several Lannan Foundation awards and fellowships.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. Museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Burgers on the Boulevard Grill open June 11 and 18

UND Dining Services will open a quick lunch grill outside of Stomping Grounds University Place on Thursday, June 11, and Thursday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.(weather permitting). Hamburgers, brats, chicken and veggie burgers will be grilled fresh to order. You may also purchase side salads, beverages and chips. Enjoy patio seating outside or cool air-conditioning inside University Place. Parking available on Stanford Road.

Menu:
Grilled Hamburger - $1.50
Grilled Cheeseburger - $1.75
Veggie Burger - $1.75
Brat - $1.50
Mesquite Chicken - $1.50
-- Jeffrey St. Michel, Assistant Director, Dining Services, jeffreystmichel@mail.und.edu, 777-3823

Farewell Reception Honors UND Medical School Dean Dr. Wilson

A farewell reception in honor of H. David Wilson, M.D., vice president for health affairs and dean of the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is set for 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 12, in the Vennes Atrium of the medical school. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Wilson will begin his new duties as dean of the School of Medicine in Wichita, KS, on July 1.

Under his leadership, the medical school instituted a nationally-respected patient-centered learning curriculum and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top schools in the nation for family practice and rural medicine. The school’s research enterprise has more than doubled and is due, in large part, to his recruitment and support of talented researchers.

Wilson is a pediatrician with fellowship training in infectious diseases. He has received several teaching awards, including the University of Kentucky Alumni Association's Great Teacher Award and, in 2008, was recognized by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Alumni with their Commonwealth Award. He is a past chair of the American Medical Association's (AMA) Governing Council of the Section on Medical Schools.

Dr. Wilson served from 2002-2007 as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Section on Community-Based Deans. In 2007, he was elected chair of the AAMC Council of Deans. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and one book.
-- Wendy Opsahl, Communications Director, Center for Rural Health, wopsahl@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-0871

Final Lecture capture demonstrations set

Two final lecture capture demonstrations will be held on the following dates/times.
Accordent - Tuesday, June 16, 9 to 11 a.m. in Gamble Hall, 7
Podcast Presenter - Thursday, June 18, 9 to 11 a.m. in Gamble Hall, 7

The demonstrations are open to all faculty and staff. For questions regarding the lecture capture demonstrations, please contact Dave Bell or Dara Faul.

Dave Bell - 777-3568, davebell@mail.und.edu
Dara Faul - 777-6795, darafaul@mail.und.edu
-- Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies/ITSS

Free events set for Turtle River State Park June 20

Saturday, June 20 is Turtlefest 2009 at Turtle River State Park (20 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2), 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Park admission is free that day.

All events are located at the Woodland Lodge, except where noted.
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Guided mountain bike tour
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Kids' fishing seminar (CCC Memorial Shelter)
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Arts and crafts for kids
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Fund raiser meal including wood-fired buffalo burgers (with coleslaw, home baked beans, and coffee/lemonade) for $7.50. Kid’s hotdog meal (with chips & lemonade) for $2.50.

1 to 2 p.m. - Minnow Races
2:30 p.m. - LIVE amphibians and reptiles presentation

Ongoing Events: "Bounce house" in the play area, geocaching instruction (bring your GPS), self-guided scavenger hunt, camping units on display, bikes & biking equipment on display, live music by "Too Old to Die Young."

Sponsored by Friends of Turtle River with assistance from Cabela's, Scheels, Ski & Bike Shop, Leisureland RV, Budget RV, and 97 KYCK FM.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, patsynies@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3791

Sushi demonstration to take place in the Culinary Corner

Monday, July 13, 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/person

Have you seen Sushi but never really ventured to try it or maybe you love it and want to know how to make it yourself? Either way, come join the Health Educator and Dietitian from the GFAFB as they each you how to make your own Sushi. There will be a demonstration on making some basic rolls and then ingredients will be provided for you to create your own.

To register, go online to www.wellness.und.edu- click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner. Space is limited, so register today.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition , Wellness Center, karinawittmann@mail.und.edu, 777-0769

Women Studies seeks director

The Women Studies Program invites applications for the position of Women Studies Director for a three-year appointment. The position reports directly to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Women Studies Program currently offers an undergraduate minor; a major is available through the Interdisciplinary Studies program. This is an exciting time for the program. The affiliated faculty members are currently considering the expansion of program offerings, alignment of the program with the new general education essential skills requirements, and greater engagement with the community. We are seeking an individual with the potential to lead the program in the next phase of growth and visibility.

Applicants should have experience teaching relevant courses and a scholarly or creative agenda that has a significant gender component. Responsibilities involve working collaboratively with Women Studies faculty and the Executive Committee to plan and guide the program, including preparing course schedules, supervising support staff, evaluating the program's courses and curriculum, preparing the annual report, representing the program as a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Council, strategic planning and working toward the goals of the strategic plan, teaching one women studies course in addition to senior study and service learning, and convening monthly meetings of Women Studies committees. The ideal candidate will provide leadership across the campus, supporting and encouraging scholarly activities and teaching by and about women. Successful experience leading faculty-driven initiatives or administering an academic program is desirable.

Compensation will include course replacement funding, summer salary and limited clerical support.

Please send a description of your vision and qualifications for this position, along with a CV, sample of publications or other relevant materials, and the names and affiliations of three people who would provide a reference for you. Send these materials to Women Studies Program, Mail Stop 7113, by June 22. For questions or further information, please contact Sandra Donaldson (sandra.donaldson@und.edu) or Lana Rakow (lanarakow@mail.und.nodak.edu).
-- Janet Rex, Coordinator, Distance Education Services, Chester Fritz Library, janetrex@mail.und.edu, 777-4641

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

Defensive Driving
June 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
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: Jeff Misialek

Budgets Overview Inquiry
June 17, 9 to 11 a.m., Gamble Hall, Lanterman Center, Room 9
Prerequisite: PeopleSoft user ID and password for Finance Module, a local fund number, and/or an appropriated fund number.
This training provides the tools necessary to navigate through PeopleSoft to find your department's budget and cash balance; utilize PeopleSoft to track your department's budget, cash, revenue, and expenditures; and complete a budget journal. The session also includes hands-on practice activities. Presenter: Shannon Smidt

Running, Reading, & Reconciling Key Finance Reports in PeopleSoft
June 18, 9 to 10 a.m., Gamble Hall, Lanterman Center, Room 9
Prerequisite: Must have previously attended either a “Budgets Overview Inquiry” or “Budget vs. Cash Inquiry” U2 session and must have a PeopleSoft user ID and password for Finance Module.
This training provides the tools necessary to navigate through PeopleSoft in order to run, read, and understand PeopleSoft financial reports. Important tips will be provided to help you recognize why, when, and how to reconcile revenue and expense transactions posted to your funds. Troubleshooting tips and tools to help you resolve budgeting errors will also be provided. This session includes hands-on practice activities. Presenter: Tom Swangler

Workplace Etiquette
June 23, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
Job etiquette refresher, featuring; phone etiquette, professional dress, customer service, co-worker interaction, and e-mail etiquette. Presenter: Ann Dolence

Emergency Preparedness
June 24, 2 to 4 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
This course will describe UND’s procedures for dealing with all types of emergencies, including but not limited to: severe weather, terrorism, natural disaster, and pandemic influenza. Guidance will be given regarding the proper action to take before, during, and after an emergency. Presenter: Jason Uhlir

Visa Issues & Hiring International Faculty & Staff
June 25, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
Are you hiring international faculty/staff or sponsoring visiting scholars? This workshop will provide guidance concerning the acquisition of the correct visa for international faculty, visiting scholars, medical residents, and professional staff. It will discuss the difference between J-1, H-1B, and TN visas along with application procedures through the Office of International Programs, U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service, and U.S. Department of State. Presenter: Dr. William Young
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, patriciayoung@mail.und.edu, 777-0720

OLLI@UND is accepting course proposals for fall semester

We are seeking instructors to teach numerous six-week courses for OLLI@UND. These non-credit courses do not involve tests, exams and/or quizzes. Who they do involve are members of a vibrant learning community of adults 50 years and better who want to continue their lifetime of learning with programs rich in content, sharing their interests and life experiences. What is essential from an instructor is an interest in offering an academic environment, participate actively with this population and share your ideas and experiences. We're especially interested in Literature, Eastern Studies, History, and Medical Mysteries of the Brain and the Heart. And is there anyone out there who would like to share their love for Mathematics - demystify math for play and work?

OLLI course proposals are available on our website www.olli.und.edu and are being accepted as soon as you can get it to us. Thank you so much for your consideration. Don't ever hesitate to contact OLLI regarding an idea for teaching a course. Graduate students - we would love to hear from you.
-- Connie Hodgson, Coordinator, DCE/OLLI@UND, conniehodgson@mail.und.edu, 7-4840

Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies lists summer workshops

The Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies has posted the faculty workshop schedule for the months of June and July. We offer a wide range of workshop topics including the new Blackboard 8 Grade Center. Descriptions of the workshops offered can be found on the Center's website at http://www.und.edu/dept/cilt/workshops/faculty_workshops.html

If you are interested in registering for one or more of these workshops, please call Diane at 777-2129 or send an email to ciltworkshops@mail.und.edu
-- Diane Lundeen, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies, dianelundeen@mail.und.edu, 777-2129

Nominations sought for Governor's Award for Excellence

The COSE web site is set up to receive nominations for the Governor’s Award for Excellence. Last year we did have any recipients from UND; we need more nominations from here. The nominations can be sent via fax on an Acrobat fillable form on the COSE web site or submitted electronically. If, while filling out the electronic form, you accidentally hit enter or submit the form, click on the back button on your web browser, it will back you up to finish your entry for re-submitting your form.

http://www.nd.gov/cose/gaward.htm

This format must be followed for the nomination to be accepted. No multi-party nominations will be accepted.

2009 Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service Instructions

State employees may be nominated for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service by fellow employees, supervisors, or other interested individuals for their accomplishments and contributions in the past year only, not over several years. The nominations received will be judged on specific examples of the suggested information for each of the items listed below which are weighed equally by the judges on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high) for Sections A1 through A4 and on a scale of 1 to 5 for Section B:

A. Contributions made in the Workplace
1. Nominees job performance throughout the year
Consistently produces high-quality work under all circumstances
Gives extra effort to complete a job or to share a heavy workload
Serves on committees and contributes to their success
Volunteers to work on special projects

2. Valuable contributions or services provided by the nominee to their department over and above their core job requirements
Integrates information or equipment for greater efficiency or use
Works to eliminate unnecessary actions or steps for delivering services
Develops procedures minimizing customer time and resource usage
Develops new work strategies to reduce waste and save time and money

3. Nominees working relationships with the public and with other departments
Helps others beyond general job requirements
Receives unsolicited thank you or appreciation letters for work done
Is exceptionally courteous, even tempered, and cooperative

4. Nominees working relationship with fellow workers
Helps others beyond requirements of job
Contributes to a team-oriented, supportive working environment
Is always friendly, courteous, and cooperative

Subtotal Points (40 possible)

B. Contributions made to the whole community
Service to professional organizations
Volunteer work
Service to civic, religious, school, veteran, or other groups

Subtotal Points (5 possible)

Total Points (45 maximum)

Category:
Executive/Administration/
Professional
Technical/Paraprofessional
Office Support
Trades/Craft
Services

Nomination deadline: Friday, August 7
-- Douglas P. Osowski, Systems Administrator, ITSS, dougosowski@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3777

Wanted: Used Books & Media Materials for AAUW

AAUW is collecting used books and working media materials now through mid-October. Please drop off at: 2420 9th Avenue North, Grand Forks or call one of the following numbers: 772-0247, 772-1622, or 795-9808.
-- Gordon Iseminger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, History, gordoniseminger@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2688

Museum displays the work of Sophiya Khwaja

The work of Sophiya Khwaja is currently running through June 21 at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The Pakistani artist’s work depicts the culture shock of moving back to Pakistan after living in the United States. The first solo Museum exhibition by Khwaja, the show is comprised of works on paper including prints and drawings plus etchings made while in the United States.

Born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sophiya attended the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, where she selected printmaking as her field of choice. After three years of intensive etching, she pursued a two-year printmaking master's program at the renowned Rhode Island School of Design, which she attended on a Fulbright Scholarship awarded in 2004.

Sophiya now resides in Islamabad, Pakistan, with her husband, and is currently exhibiting work both in Pakistan and the U.S. She is also a visiting professor of Printmaking at NCA.

The exhibit shows a story of a young, 21st century woman living in two cultures. Khwaja says, “Currently I am working on a series of around ten drawings that deal with the rapid and recent change in a relatively tolerant, modern Pakistani Moslem society towards extremism. The drawings express both the comic and the terrifying side of the situation that I suddenly found myself in on my return to Pakistan.“

Khwaja has been ranked amongst the top 110 upcoming finest talents around the world in 2008 by Wallpaper magazine, a design, interiors, fashion, art, and lifestyle magazine.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Children's Summer Art Camp is at Museum

If you are looking for a fun and educational summer activity for your kids, look no further. The North Dakota Museum of Art is still taking applications for the Summer Arts Day Camp. The camp offers week-long programs for youth ages 6-13 with a new camp for students age 13 and up. Summer Arts Camps are a time for youth to use their imaginations. No art experience is needed. The Camp is about having fun and being creative, imagination is the only limit.

The Summer Arts Day Camp gives students the chance to work with a professional regional artist to create unique works of art. Each week a new artist will share his or her talent and teach students to have fun with art. The Camps’ artists include silk screeners Amy Lyste and Becky Sefkovic-Uglem, who will use inks and paint to create prints. Adam Kemp, a prolific and talented artist whose work is found in homes and businesses throughout the region, will assist kids to make and paint art creations using discarded and found objects. Dyeing, making paint, using fabrics, paint, papers and found objects will be the focus of “Green” artist Michelle Brusegaard’s camp. Guillermo Guardia, sculptor and ceramicist from Peru, will help children create a zoo of llamas and all kinds of animal characters using clay and paper mache. Minneapolis mosaic artist, Lisa Arnold, will set a “Sky’s-the-Limit” atmosphere in her camp while she creatively integrates poetry, storytelling, puppetry, installation, and much more using mosaics as a starting point.

New this year, Summer Arts Day Camp opens its doors to students ages 13-18 for a special camp July 6-10. These older students will have the opportunity to work with the Director of Art Education at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Sue Fink in creating “Close-Up” Paintings. Using the work of artist Chuck Close as a starting point, students will learn to make their own realistic paintings using Close’s technique, one which he developed and still uses despite his struggle with a debilitating injury. This camp offers an option for campers who travel a distance to stay in UND residence halls.

The schedule for the summer is as follows:
June 29-July 3, Amy Lyste and Becky Sefkovic-Uglem
July 6-10, Sue Fink (ages 13 and older)
July 13-17, Adam Kemp
July 20-24, Michelle Brusegaard
July 27-31, Guillermo Guardia
August 3-7, Lisa Arnold.

The week-long Summer Arts Day Camps begin June 29, with camps continuing through August 7. Tuition for each camp is $135 (non-members) or $120 (members). The tuition for those students who choose to stay in the residence halls for “Close-Up” Painting is $300; which will include a 3 meal plan. You can register at the North Dakota Museum of Art or call 777-4195 with a credit card. Limited scholarships are available based upon need.

Call today for availability. Camps are limited to 25 students and are filling fast. Don’t let your children miss this amazing opportunity.

The Museum is located on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. There is no general admission charge for viewing exhibitions, visiting the Museum Shop or the Museum Café.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 701-777-4195

Museum Cafe announces weekly menu through Friday, June 12

SANDWICHES, served with fruit and kettle chips
- Turkey and Provolone Panini
- Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich
- Salmon BLT

PIZZA
- Caprese Pita Pizza with Basil Pesto
- Hawaiian Pita Pizza

SALADS
- House Salad
- Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad
- Mediterranean Pasta Salad

SOUP
- Chicken Corn Soup

SIDES
- Pretzel with Honey Mustard: $1.50

Museum Café hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take-out available • UND billing accepted • 777-4195
-- BRIAN Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 701-777-4195

Donated sick leave requested for Pam Burkes

Sick and annual leave donations are sought for Pam Burkes, College of Business and Public Administration. She thanks you in advance for your generosity. Please send a donated leave form to Shannon Smidt, Stop 8098. For a form, go to www.und.edu/dept/payroll, then click on forms.
-- Shannon Smidt, Finance and HR Coordinator, College of Business and Public Administration, shannon.smidt@mail.business.und.edu, 777-4579

Internal job openings listed

The following position vacancies are available only to Regular UND Staff employees who have successfully completed their 6 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.

EXECUTIVE/PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/ATHLETIC COACHES:

POSITION: Enrollment Service Representative, Enrollment Services, #09-306
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/12/2009
COMPENSATION: $29,000 plus/year

POSITION: Administrative Officer, (32 hours a week TBD)Center for Health Promotions, #09-305
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/12/2009
COMPENSATION: $20.43 plus/hour

POSITION: Accounts Payable Manager, Accounting Services, #09-304
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/12/2009
COMPENSATION: $38,000 plus/year

POSITION: Mechanical Designer, Facilities Management, #09-303
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/11/2009
COMPENSATION: $45,000 plus/year

POSITION: Senior System Administrator, ITSS, #09-301
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/11/2009
COMPENSATION: $60,000 plus/year

POSITION: Web Applications Developer, Continuing Education, #09-297
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/11/2009
COMPENSATION: $35,000 plus/year

POSITION: Communications Associate, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #09-293
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/9/2009
COMPENSATION: $32,000 plus/year

POSITION: NSERC Facility Instrumentation Specialist, Center for People and the Environment #09-292
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/9/2009
COMPENSATION: $75,000 plus/year

POSITION: Maintenance Trainer Manager, Aerospace, #09-290
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/9/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 41,500 plus/year

POSITION: Research Engineer, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #09-289
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/11/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 45,000 plus/year

POSITION: Associate Director, Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center #09-288
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/11/2009
COMPENSATION: $60,000 plus/year

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL:

POSITION: A/V SPECIALIST, (re-advertised, corrected salary), Information Resources, #09-280
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/10/2009
COMPENSATION: $30,000 plus/year

OFFICE SUPPORT:

POSITION: Customer Relations Specialist, Continuing Education, #09-294
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/9/2009
COMPENSATION: $24,000 plus/year

CRAFTS/SERVICE/TRADES:

POSITION: Cold Food Preparer (various schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services #09-300
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/10/2009
COMPENSATION: $8.90 plus/hour

POSITION: Dining Room Attendant (variable schedule), Dining Services, #09-299
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/10/2009
COMPENSATION: $8.90 plus/hour

POSITION: Assistant Cook (various schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services #09-298
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/10/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 9.25 plus/hour

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Sun - Fri , 11 pm – 7 am), Facilities/EERC, #09-296
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/10/2009
COMPENSATION: $11.00 plus/hour

POSITION: COOK (various schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services, #09-291
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 6/09/2009
COMPENSATION: $9.75 plus/hour

NSF program funding targets repair/renovation of existing research facilities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has posted a solicitation titled Academic Research Infrastructure Program: Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R2). This funding will target repair and renovation of existing research facilities. New construction is not allowed. Please refer to NSF 09-562 for detailed information. Given that UND can only submit one proposal, a letter of intent is due July 1 to NSF, and a final proposal is due by August 24 to NSF. We are asking for a fast response from those interested as outlined below. Cost sharing is not required.

In order to best evaluate the projects, we are asking that interested parties prepare two responses for our office. The first is a quick email as soon as possible indicating intent to prepare the second response. The second response is a Letter of Intent that mirrors the required letter outlined in the solicitation (Section V. A). This letter should be prepared using the instructions in the solicitation on the NSF Fastlane website as if it was actually being submitted. This will facilitate immediate submission by the Research office to NSF when the selection process is completed. A printed copy of this letter should be to our office by noon Thursday, June 25 for review. We will select one project to go forward using review criteria outlined in the solicitation.

Please address questions to John La Duke, Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development (7-3641 or 7-4278 or john_laduke@und.nodak.edu)
-- John C. La Duke, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, john_laduke@und.nodak.edu, 777-4278

Nursing professor and research team secure Canadian Institute of Health Research grant

The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded Dr. Roberta Woodgate (principal investigator) from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Nursing, $529,081 for an emerging team grant. Donna Martin, assistant professor at UND College of Nursing, was a co-applicant and is a member of this team.

The grant is to conduct a three year study titled, "Unraveling the Disability Trajectory of First Nations Families of Children with Disabilities: Advancing Jordan's Principle." The aim of the study is explore the experiences of First Nations families of children with disabilities, identify resources and make recommendations to facilitate culturally competent care.

Jordan was a First Nations (a Canadian term used to describe indigenous peoples or status or non-status Indians) child who suffered from a terminal illness and disability.

“Dr. Martin’s research is a prime example of the way in which research teams can address critical health issues for individuals and communities,” said Cindy Anderson, interim associate dean of research and assistant professor at the UND College of Nursing. “The findings resulting from this research among First Nations families will have implications for the vulnerable populations living here in North Dakota as well.”

This emerging multidisciplinary research team is a prime example of growing partnerships between the UND and the University of Manitoba in a quest to lessen health care disparities in indigenous populations.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Officer, College of Nursing, beckycournia@mail.und.edu, 777-4526

Teaching & learning database will be compiled

The Office of Instructional Development is compiling a bibliography and database of articles on the scholarship of teaching and learning. The bibliography will be hosted on the OID website and will serve as a useful database for UND faculty.

If you have published anything related to teaching and learning, either connected to your field or otherwise, please e-mail the publication information to me at SOTL.UND@gmail.com. If available, please include a PDF or Word formatted version of the article, or a hyperlink. Additionally, it would be useful if you would include key search terms for your article so that the bibliography can be easily searched by your colleagues.

I would appreciate if I could receive these articles by June 15th. More information will be available at the OID website. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.
-- Shane Winterhalter, Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator, Writing Program , shanewinterhalter@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-6381

Remember to use updated IRB forms

The Institutional Review Board updates forms on its web site to maintain compliance with federal and state regulations and to ensure ease of use for faculty, staff, and students who submit proposals. Researchers submitting proposals to the IRB are reminded to obtain the most current forms from the forms section of the IRB website:

http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/rdc/regucomm/IRB/Forms.htm

Proposals submitted on outdated forms will be returned to the researcher for re-submission on the correct form. If you have questions, please contact the Institutional Review Board at 777-4279.
-- Michelle L. Bowles, IRB Coordinator, Institutional Review Board, michellebowles@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4279