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ISSUE: Volume 47, Number 25: February 10, 2010

Contents
Top Stories
Wellness Center invites students, public to "Ski with the Kelleys" Wednesday
Research and Economic Development holds physical sciences and engineering forum Feb. 11
Founders Day tickets on sale until Feb. 16
Events to Note
Ceramics cup, mug, and bowl sale is Feb. 10-11
Student Success Center offers Study Skills Help Sessions
Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn is Feb. 10
Graduate School information session is Feb. 10
Cross country skiing makes its way to campus
Philippine Culture Night will be Feb. 11
North Dakota IVN will present innovative uses of technology
Prairie Thaw readings set for Friday
Frozen Feat 5k and 10k to benefit Special Olympics
Museum features David Burgess on Valentine's Day
"Ideology and Curriculum: 30 years of a discussion" is the subject of the next Why? radio show
On Teaching seminar will concentrate on helping students do research
Open forum will discuss solutions, cost, and more for core technology services
Biology seminar scheduled for Feb. 17
Fischer Integrative Medicine Lecture series continues Feb. 18
Chester Fritz Library hosts public talk Feb. 18
Art & Design hosts visiting artist Nancy Friese
Life Sciences Action Summit is in Fargo Feb. 19
Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar is Feb. 19
Help celebrate 10th anniversary of 2000 NCAA championship team
NLSA hosts furniture drive for Lutheran Social Services refugee program
Anatomy and Cell Biology seminar is Feb. 22
Tax workshop set for international students and scholars
Jodsaas Center sponsors Engineering Leadership seminar
Bookstore Book Club meeting is Feb. 22
Dru Sjodin scholarship deadline is Feb. 23
Physics and Astrophysics public talk is Feb. 23
Annual Robinson Lecture will focus on digital archaeology
University Senate Agenda Items Due
2010 Recyclemania competition continues through March 27
Work Well lists events this week
Sign up for Freedom from Smoking class
Culinary Corner lists upcoming classes
Announcements
Sanford Health-MeritCare announces $1.5 million gift
Nominations sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors
Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards
UND leads league in student athletes named to Fall All-Academic team
UND historian, photography student collaborate on Empire Arts Center exhibit
Television Center airs U-View
SMIF achieves outstanding 2009 performance
UND develops new policy regarding gifts
Check cashing is no longer available at Union Services
SPEC awards mini-grants to seven programs
2009 CIRP College Senior Survey available online
Vending machines identify healthy options
Bookstore offers rentals for commencement
Applicants sought for Freshman Getting Started student assistants
Staff Senate announces January and February U-Shine Award winners
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
Monday, Feb. 15, is Presidents Day
Library of the Health Sciences Presidents Day hours listed
Law Library announces Presidents Day hours
ITSS lists Presidents Day hours
Donate used jewelry for children's benefit
Purchase Office Enterprise for a chance to win Xbox 360 Elite/Beatles Rock Band package
Vote for your favorite "Wear Red for Healthy Hearts" photos
Museum Cafe weekly menu listed
Internal job openings listed
Research
Research opportunity available to women 55 and older
Senate Scholarly Activities Committee announces deadline
NSF announces major research instrumentation program solicitation
In the News
Nursing class makes contribution to alma mater
UND law professor writes human rights brief for U.S. Supreme Court
Anita Kemnitz awarded for employee suggestion
Wellness Center invites students, public to "Ski with the Kelleys" Wednesday

Express your Olympic spirit and trek out on the cross country trail with President Robert Kelley and First Lady Marcia Kelley at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the UND Wellness Center. “Ski with the Kelleys” is part of this month's Ski UND program.

Students and the community are welcome to join Dr. Kelley and the First Lady in emulating the athletes of the 2010 Winter Olympics during this unique special occasion. Hot chocolate will be served after the event. The cross country ski route follows a path along the English Coulee between 6th Avenue North and Gateway Drive.

The Wellness Center is collaborating with campus and community members to create this temporary ski trail and will hold various events through the end of the month, weather permitting. The goal of Ski UND is to encourage students and the community to participate in physical activity and to have fun outdoors doing it.

Bring your own ski equipment; however, anyone with a UND ID also can check out ski equipment at the Wellness Center at no cost. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For those who have never skied, the Center will hold 10-minute clinics in cross-country skiing. These sessions are free of charge to people with UND IDs.

For more information on the clinics and upcoming Ski UND events, see www.wellness.und.edu
-- Wellness Center

Research and Economic Development holds physical sciences and engineering forum Feb. 11

The Division of Research and Economic Development will host a forum on physical sciences and engineering for the 21st Century from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Hilton Garden Inn. There is no cost for participation. You may call the Vice President for Research and Economic Development office at 777-6736 or e-mail vpr@mail.und.edu .

The forum is part of a series of faculty forums that will contribute to the development of the strategic plan for research. Collectively, the entire series of forums is called "Research and Creative Activity for the 21st Century." The faculty-focused sessions are:
* Feb. 11 -- Physical Sciences and Engineering for the 21st Century, Hilton Garden Inn
* March 11 -- Social and Behavioral Sciences for the 21st Century, Memorial Union
* April 15 -- Creative and Scholarly Work in the Arts and Humanities for the 21st Century, Hilton Garden Inn

Completion of the strategic plan for research is anticipated by late spring, 2010.
-- Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Founders Day tickets on sale until Feb. 16

The 2010 Founders Day banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Memorial Union Ballroom. A reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. and banquet at 6:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided during the reception by the UND String Quartet.

In the UND Founders Day tradition, retirees, 25-year honorees, department and faculty award winners will be recognized during the banquet. A celebration of the 100th anniversary of UND ceramics will add to the theme of the evening.

Tickets for Founders Day are $20 per person and must be purchased by Tuesday, Feb. 16. If you require table reservations for your department, contact Jan Flatin in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or by e-mail at janiceflatin@mail.und.edu. If you need a ticket order form, you can print one from http://sos.und.edu/foundersday/founderflyer3.pdf and mail it to Jan at Stop 7140.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events, dawnbotsford@mail.und.edu, 777-6393

Ceramics cup, mug, and bowl sale is Feb. 10-11

The Ceramic Arts Organization is having a pre-Valentine's Day cup, mug and bowl sale, the first of the new year. It will be held Feb. 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on the first floor of the Memorial Union near the food court. Hope to see you there, and please tell your friends. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. If you are unable to make this sale, don't worry. We will still be having our Mother's Day sale later this semester, so stay tuned.
-- Robbie Spencer, President, Ceramic Arts Organization, undcao@gmail.com

Student Success Center offers Study Skills Help Sessions

The Student Success Center will be holding Study Skills Help Sessions to answer many of the questions students have about studying. The sessions are informal and participants are invited to bring their lunch, relax and join in the conversation. All sessions will take place in Swanson Hall, Room 16/18 from noon to 12:50 p.m. and are open to the entire campus community, with no reservation required. Sessions include:
Time Management - March 24
Note Taking - Feb. 10 and 11, April 1
Reading a Textbook - Feb. 24 and 25, April 14
Studying for and taking tests - March 3 and 4, April 29
-- Shari Nelson, Assistant Director of Learning Services, Student Success Center, sharinelson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2117

Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn is Feb. 10

In celebration of Black history month, The Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 10, at the International Centre (2908 University Ave). Chanae Jones, a Physical Therapy student, will share how her cultural experiences of the past influence her determination for the future. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Women's Center, undwomenscenter@und.edu, 777-4302

Graduate School information session is Feb. 10

Nationwide, more student than ever before are obtaining graduate degrees. And if you're thinking about that next step, you probably already know this: There are hundreds of different graduate degrees, hundreds of different schools and thousands of questions to consider. We know this may seem daunting. We've been there. And that's why we will host an information session on "The Dos and Don'ts of Applying to Grad School." No matter which graduate school you're thinking about, we have information and advice for you, including:
- How to find the program that fits you
- How to finance a graduate education
- How to put together a competitive application
- What questions to ask prospective grad schools
- ...and much more!

We will host this session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 10, in the Memorial Union's Lecture Bowl. There is no need to register. Just come with your questions. Contact evannelson@mail.und.edu for more information.
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations Specialist, The Graduate School, susancaraher@mail.und.edu, 777-2524

Cross country skiing makes its way to campus

A new program at the Wellness Center titled “Ski UND” will run through the month of February. The program allows UND students, faculty and staff access to cross country ski equipment and trails free of charge. The program started as an idea by law professor Eric Johnson when he realized that there was a lack of outdoor recreation opportunities here on campus, but an abundant amount of snow to use. Ski UND gives participants a chance to get some outdoor recreation in and break out of the routine of redundant indoor workouts during the long winter months. The opening ceremonies for Ski UND were held at the Wellness Center Feb. 1, and many attendees enjoyed s'mores, hot chocolate and a cross country ski clinic.

The next Ski UND event, “Ski With The Kelleys,” takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, and will again be followed by s'mores and hot chocolate. Be ready for lots of fun and prizes for those who come early. If you're a first time skier or just need to brush up on your skills, ten-minute quick clinics will be offered. Stay tuned for more information about these sessions. These short informational demonstrations will give you all the “how-to’s” behind skiing, at no cost for those with UND IDs. For more fun events to come, visit the Wellness Center web site at www.wellness.und.edu. Hope to “ski” you there.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Philippine Culture Night will be Feb. 11

The Office of International Programs would like to invite you to Philippine Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Loading Dock in the Memorial Union. The event will begin with a presentation about the Philippines, and a sampling of Filipino food will follow (food costs $1). Culture Nights are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Matt Hiller, International Student Advisor, Office of International Programs, matthewhiller@mail.und.edu, 777-2033

North Dakota IVN will present innovative uses of technology

The North Dakota Interactive Video Network (IVN) is offering a showcase of innovative uses of videoconferencing from 11:55 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, via IVN in Gamble Hall, Room 120.

When it began 20 years ago, IVN was a rigid technology that was used primarily for classes and meetings amongst the state’s 11 campuses. Today, videoconference technology is much more flexible and pervasive across the country and around the world. As a result, some within the North Dakota University System have found unique ways to use the technology to their advantage.

This showcase presentation will highlight those uses:
• How a student group at NDSU shared knowledge of a new service by connecting with a student group in Wisconsin.
• How North Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators uses IVN to provide college financial aid information for parents and prospective students to local K-12 schools.
• How UND goes international with class connections.
• How NDSU Extension reaches the rural family with a farm management course known as Annie’s Project.

Bring your lunch and come gain new insights on how you might use this technology. Learn how other departments can use the technology to better serve your campus and cut travel costs. Faculty, staff, student group leaders and department heads are encouraged to attend. IVN is part of the Advanced Learning Technologies of the North Dakota University System.
-- Heidi Flaten, Assistant Director - Academic Planning, Online & Distance Education, heidiflaten@mail.und.edu, 777-3308

Prairie Thaw readings set for Friday

Prairie Thaw, the English department's graduate reading series, will host a "Sexy Reading" at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in 300 Merrifield Hall. Multiple readers will be giving short, three minute readings. It's fast, it's dirty, it's sexy. For more information, contact Heidi Czerwiec.
-- Heidi K. Czerwiec, Assistant Professor, English and Creative Writing, heidi.czerwiec@und.edu, 777-2768

Frozen Feat 5k and 10k to benefit Special Olympics

Runners and walkers of all shapes and sizes are welcome to participate in the 3rd Annual Frozen Feat 5k and 10k on Saturday, Feb. 13, but you might want to wear an extra pair of socks.

The Lithia Frozen Feat 5k and 10k, being held in conjunction with Winterfest, is a race put on by members of the local running club called “Red River Runners Grand Forks.” Entering its third year, the race that benefits Special Olympics Grand Forks has drawn over 150 participants each year. This year, organizers are hoping to break 200.

You may enter either the Frozen Feat 5k run/walk (3.1 miles), or the 10k run (6.2 miles). In honor of Valentine’s Day, runners may also participate with their sweetheart as a “lovebirds” team. Two-person lovebirds teams can enter either the 5k or the 10k (must be the same race), and at the finish line, their times are added together for one combined time. The lowest combined time among all the Lovebirds teams will win a Valentine’s Day prize pack.

Registration will be open online at www.active.com through Feb. 12. You can also register on the day of the event, starting at 8 a.m., from the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. Use the alley entrance (located on 4th street).

The race will begin at 10 a.m. from the Grand Forks Herald building. Runners will receive a race t-shirt, a finisher medal and door prizes will be given away throughout the day. The top three men and women for each race will get a custom designed Frozen Feat trophy. A bake sale will be going on throughout race day and post race food and water will be available for participants. For more information, log on to www.frozenfeat.com
-- Andrew Knight, Assistant Professor, Music, andrew.knight@und.edu, 777-2836

Museum features David Burgess on Valentine's Day

Guitarist David Burgess will perform at the North Dakota Museum of Art at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, as part of the Museum’s ongoing concert series. Burgess is establishing a reputation as an outstanding guitarist. He has won top honors in many international music competitions, including the Ponce International Competition in Mexico City, the Guitar ‘81 Competition in Toronto and the 31st International Music Competition in Munich.

Burgess began studying guitar at the Estudio de Arte Guitarristico in Mexico City, with Argentinean guitarist, Manuel Lopez Ramos. He later earned a Diploma di Merito, while receiving a full scholarship at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. After earning a bachelor of Music degree at the University of Washington, he was appointed guitar instructor at the University of Washington and the Cornish Institute of the Arts in Seattle, Wash. Burgess has performed solo recitals to critical acclaim throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. As an orchestral soloist, he has performed with the American Chamber Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the Philharmonia Virtuosi and many other prominent orchestras throughout the U.S.

Currently residing in North Carolina, Burgess has performed in Town Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Athena and Camerata Records. He has also recorded Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the Philharonia Virtuosi of New York on the CBS Masterworks label.

Tickets for the Concert Series are available at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive at UND. Non-member tickets: $15 at the door. Member tickets: $13. Student and military tickets: $5. Children middle school and under are admitted free. Help assure the survival of the concert series by becoming a Sponsor for an additional $50. Order your tickets today by sending a check or calling 777-4195.

The Museum concert series is underwritten by a grant from the Myra Foundation, with support from the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, General Mills Foundation and the Land O’ Lakes Foundation. Committed classical music lovers also contribute an additional $50 on top of their season tickets to become sponsors who share in the cost of bringing great music to the community.

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. For more information, contact Brian Lofthus at 777-4195 or blofthus@ndmoa.com
-- Brittney Blake, North Dakota Museum of Art

"Ideology and Curriculum: 30 years of a discussion" is the subject of the next Why? radio show

Why? radio show will broadcast "Ideology and Curriculum: 30 years of a discussion" at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, with guest speaker Michael Apple.

What political and economic forces affect teachers as they write their lesson plans? How does socialization create the kind of education we give our children? Why isn't school politically neutral? In our next episode of "Why?" we will ask these questions and more, focusing on Michal Apple's influential book "Ideology and Curriculum." For thirty years, the book has challenged educators, directed policy conversations, and inspired those who want to think differently about schools and their roles in a democracy.

Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He teaches courses in curriculum theory and research, as well as the sociology of curriculum. His major interests lie in the relationship between culture and power in education. He has many influential publications, including the book "Ideology and Curriculum."

Why?'s host Jack Russell Weinstein says, "This book helped me better understand what it means to be a teacher and what I bring to my classroom. I'm very excited to talk with Michael and further challenge my understanding of what education is. I'm hoping that school teachers, parents and anyone who has an interest in what happens in our schools will call or write in, making this a lively and unpredictable discussion.

Have a question you want to ask Michael in advance, or don't want your voice on the air? Send it to us at: askwhy@und.edu

Why? Philosophical discussions about everyday life is broadcast live on 89.3 FM in Grand Forks, other Prairie Public radio stations across the state, in Winnipeg on Shaw Cable, 107.9, and online for anyone who wants it around the world at www.whyradioshow.org.
-- Jack Russell Weinstein, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion, jack.weinstein@und.edu, 777-2887

On Teaching seminar will concentrate on helping students do research

The next On Teaching lunchtime seminar will focus on “The Challenge of Good Student Library Research: What Instructors Can Do to Help” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Badlands Room of the Memorial Union.

In the digital age, when we are inundated with information –- seemingly both ubiquitous and flawed -- we face particular challenges helping students think about sources, bibliographies and research. Most teachers fight the urge to roll their eyes at “googling” and the reflexive query to Wikipedia, but the reality of the situation is that many of our students need basic instruction, as well as assistance and practice, in conducting scholarly research and writing about it effectively. How do we best give them that help on top of teaching them all of the other information necessary to undertake our assignments?

In this session of On Teaching we’ll talk about ways to help your students do sound library research, be it for a content paper (in the humanities, sciences, engineering, or any other discipline), a literature review, or a capstone project. We’ve gathered a few colleagues from across campus who have thought about student research at length and are willing to share their experience with what works well and what doesn’t. If you have ever found yourself frustrated at the end of the semester, faced with a pile of student research papers that are not meeting your expectations, you will want to join us.

Please register by noon Friday, Feb. 12, to attend and reserve a lunch. Visit the Office of Instructional Development online http://www.oid.und.edu/ to register. For information contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or jana.hollands@und.edu.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, anne.kelsch@und.nodak.edu, 777-4233

Open forum will discuss solutions, cost, and more for core technology services

An extensive strategic planning process for information technology led by CIO Josh Riedy resulted in the identification of critical Core Technology Services. This spring, the Office of the CIO will continue to host a series of open forums to develop solutions, cost, sustainability and implementation for these core technology services. In this next phase, we ask for your valuable input. The success of this process requires active involvement and partnered decision-making from across campus. All forums will be broadcast live and recorded. Please see the UND CIO web site (http://cio.und.edu/ ) for more information. Online surveys are available for additional feedback from the campus community. They open the day of the forum and continue for ten days.

Please plan to attend the second Technology Support (broad hardware, software and application support) forum from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the River Valley Room. If you have any questions please contact Mike Lefever.
-- Mike Lefever, Project Manager, AVP/Dean of Outreach/CIO Office, michaellefever@mail.und.edu, 777-2030

Biology seminar scheduled for Feb. 17

Marissa Ahlering, prairie ecologist with the Nature Conservancy and adjunct assistant professor of Biology, will present a seminar titled "Finding a home in a haystack: Habitat use for grassland birds in the Northern Great Plains" beginning at noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 141 Starcher Hall.

Marissa Ahlering received her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Missouri. Her research focused on habitat selection and habitat use questions for two species of grassland songbirds, the Baird's Sparrow and the Grasshopper Sparrow. She conducted this work in the northern Great Plains on sites ranging from central North Dakota up through south central Saskatchewan. After finishing her degree, she began a post-doctoral project with Lori Eggert at the University of Missouri studying the population dynamics of savanna elephants outside the boundaries of national parks. Her research used non-invasive molecular techniques to address questions about genetic relationships and stress hormones in these populations. She continued and completed this project as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Jesus Maldonado and Rob Fleischer at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. She is currently working for the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota chapter of The Nature Conservancy as their Prairie Ecologist in the Conservation Science division. Her office is in the Biology Department at UND, where she is currently adjunct faculty. Everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Jeannie Lewis, Administrative Assistant, Biology, jeannie.lewis@und.edu, 777-2622

Fischer Integrative Medicine Lecture series continues Feb. 18

Neena E. Thomas-Eapen will give the second Integrative Medicine Lecture at noon Thursday, Feb. 18, in Reed Keller Lecture Hall, room 1350 at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Thomas-Eapen, interim co-director of integrative medicine for The School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is associate director of The UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot. She is a senior graduate fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Her presentation will explore the philosophy of integrative medicine, its relevance, patient practices, resources and more in relation to current medical practices.

The series is made possible by a grant from John R. Fischer, a 1965 B.S. Medicine graduate of The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The goal of the series is to bring awareness and education of integrative medicine to students, faculty and others at The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as the medical community. The public is invited to attend; lunch will be provided.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine,nodak.edu, 777-3300

Chester Fritz Library hosts public talk Feb. 18

The Chester Fritz Library invites the campus community and the public to a talk given in conjunction with its current exhibit, "Reading Internationally: Contemporary Literature in German, Norwegian, and Spanish." The exhibit highlights recent acquisitions of contemporary literature in some of the languages taught at UND. Included are authors who are widely read in Germany, Norway and Spain, and often are recognized internationally for their outstanding achievement and popularity. Professors Melissa Gjellstad (Norwegian), Claudia Routon (Spanish), and Olaf Berwald (German), of the UND Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures will each speak about contemporary literary trends and recent library acquisitions in their areas of specialty.

This talk will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb 18, in the East Asia Room on the 4th floor of the Chester Fritz Library. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
-- Victor Lieberman, Reference Librarian, Chester Fritz Library, victor.lieberman@mail.und.edu, 777-4639

Art & Design hosts visiting artist Nancy Friese

Art & Design proudly presents its next Visiting Artist Lecture, featuring Nancy Friese. A painter and printmaker, Friese will lecture about her art at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Paul E. Barr lecture room (room 227) of the Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Nancy Friese received three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, including the Japan-US Friendship Commission Creative Artist fellowship. She was granted the Lila Acheson Wallace Giverny fellowship, a Blanche E. Colman Award, Pollock-Krasner Foundation funding and a George Sugarman Foundation grant for painting. She has shown work at the Barbican Center, London, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark, Tokyo's Metropolitan Art Museum and the Bronx River Arts Center. She is a professor of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University.

During the week of Feb. 15-19, Friese will produce a suite of five etchings titled "Tumbling Time" at the Art & Design Sundog Press, a collaborative print project that includes poetry by Laurel Reuter. For further information, please call professor Kim W. Fink at 777-2905.
-- Art & Design

Life Sciences Action Summit is in Fargo Feb. 19

Life Sciences Action Summit: Building the Life Science Industry in the Research Corridor & Addressing Our Nation's Need for Readiness and Response is set for Feb. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fargo, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

U.S Sen. Byron Dorgan and the Red River Valley Research Corridor are co-hosting the Research Corridor's third life sciences action summit. The summit will highlight the region's significant advancements in the life science sector and work to create strategies for capturing high-potential opportunities related to our nation's need for readiness and response to a growing number of bio-threats.

"Growing life science activities here in North Dakota has been one of my top priorities for the Research Corridor," Dorgan said. "This emerging industry has enormous potential to make North Dakota a leader in vaccine research and development in light of the increased threat from flu outbreaks and pandemics, creating many new jobs along the way."

Since the Red River Valley Research Corridor initiative was started in 2002, Sen. Dorgan has directed over $31.5 million in federal funding toward life science activities in the state. These federal investments have helped high-tech companies like Aldevron, Avianax and NovaDigm to develop critical vaccines and antibodies to combat serious diseases like Ebola, HIV, influenza and West Nile Virus.

At the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, deep brain research is helping with treatments and cures for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and many more devastating illnesses. NDSU is leading the way in research on asthma, cancer, protein and peptide chemistry, plant biosciences, enzymology and bioinformatics.

Hear from prominent, nationally-recognized experts about the nation's most pressing challenges related to biodefense and leading-edge initiatives and ventures to address these challenges:
- Gregory A. Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group
Poland directs the cutting-edge Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group which researches vaccine responses and other public health vaccine matters. He also leads the Immunization Clinic and the program in translational immunovirology and biodefense at Mayo Clinic. Poland is the current American editor of the prestigious medical publication "Vaccine." He has previously written articles for the New England Journal of Medicine.
- G. Steven Burrill, chief executive officer, Burrill and Company (a San Francisco-based life sciences merchant bank)
Burrill is a renowned life science venture capitalist that has spent his career helping life science companies achieve success. He currently serves as chief executive officer of the San Francisco-based firm Burrill and Co. Before launching Burrill and Co. in 1994, he worked for Ernst and Young for 28 years, helping to direct and coordinate the firm's services to the high-tech industry.
- Michael Kurilla, director, Office of BioDefense Research Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
Kurilla directs the Office of Biodefense Research Affairs and is associate director for biodefense product development for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where his focus is helping to protect the nation against bioterrorism. Kurilla worked previously for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dupont Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth in drug research and development.

The summit will feature two panel sessions on building life sciences companies and building the life sciences industry here in the Red River region. Confirmed participants include:
Tim Cooke, CEO, Novadigm; Michael Chambers, CEO, Aldevron; Dennis Anderson, associate vice president, Business Development and Industrial Relations, North Dakota State University; Robert Bargatze, chief scientific officer and founder of Ligocyte Pharmaceuticals; John Langstaff, President and CEO, Cangene Corporation; James Carlson, Pharm. D., JDC Management; Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for Research, UND; Kermit Nash, principal, Gray Plant Mooty, Entrepreneurial Services group

Registration is available online at http://www.researchcorridorsummit.com/ . Registration for the summit is $75, which includes meals, materials and the networking social. Student registration is free.

Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar is Feb. 19

Craig S. Atwood, associate professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine, will present a seminar titled "Mechanistic Insights into Understanding the Hormonal Etiology and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease" at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the School of Medicine, room 3933. This seminar is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiological Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Administrative Officer, Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, dkroese@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-6221

Help celebrate 10th anniversary of 2000 NCAA championship team

The UND athletics department and men's hockey program invite fans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of UND's 2000 NCAA championship season during the Feb. 19-20 series against Minnesota Duluth.

Members of the 2000 UND men's hockey team will be on hand for a pre-game autograph session prior to the Saturday, Feb. 20 game. The autograph session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the northeast concourse of Ralph Engelstad Arena and free autograph cards will be provided.* They will be introduced on the ice during the second intermission of Saturday's game.

The weekend will also include a series of video board messages from players and staff from that championship team. A commemorative game program will also be available, featuring a team photo of the 2000 national championship team on the insert poster and special 10th anniversary images.

UND's opponent that weekend, Minnesota Duluth, is coached by former UND defenseman Scott Sandelin, who served as associate head coach on the 2000 NCAA championship team.

UND, coached by Dean Blais and captained by Peter Armbrust, went 31-8-5 in 1999-00 en route to the program's seventh national championship. That same season, they also won the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular season champions and the Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA Final Five playoff champions.

Junior forward Jeff Panzer was named a Hobey Baker Finalist and was a first team All-American. Senior goalie Karl Goehring was also a first team All-American, while senior forward Lee Goren was named a second team All-American after leading the NCAA in goals. Goren was also named the MVP of the NCAA tournament and the WCHA Final Five.

Five players from the 2000 championship team went on to play in the National Hockey League: Ryan Bayda, Mike Commodore, Brad DeFauw, Goren and Travis Roche.
*Outside items will not be allowed in the building. A limit of one autograph card per person.
-- Jayson Hajdu, Director of Athletic Media Relations, Athletic Total, jaysonhajdu@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2985

NLSA hosts furniture drive for Lutheran Social Services refugee program

The UND Nonprofit Leadership Student Association (NLSA) is hosting a Furniture Drive for New American Services -— a program of Lutheran Social Services -— from 10 a.m to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20.

The organization is looking for donations of gently used furniture that is in good condition, including box springs and bed frames (no mattresses, please); dressers or shelves for clothing; kitchen tables and chairs; couches and living room chairs; lamps; coffee and end tables; television/media stands; microwave ovens and microwave oven stands; and bedside tables. The organization requests that mattresses not be included in donations.

You can drop off your donation at St. Mary’s Church Gymnasium at 216 Belmont Road in Grand Forks on Saturday, Feb. 20, or call 777-3741 if you have a donation that you would like picked up. NLSA will be picking up items from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.

The event will benefit New American Services (NAS), a Lutheran Social Service organization that works with federal agencies to help refugees establish homes in North Dakota after they are approved for entry into the U.S. NAS aims to help refugees achieve economic self-sufficiency as soon as possible. Partnerships play a vital role in a successful resettlement experience.

Donations of furniture and similar household items will help NAS to set up dwellings for refugees resettling in the region. The need is great as the Grand Forks branch of NAS resettles approximately eighty refugees per year, and that number is growing. The NLSA is also working with the Grand Forks Public Schools Youth Commission as well as area churches in soliciting donations of “totes” that are filled with supplies for bathroom, kitchen and household basics.

The NLSA is affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences Nonprofit Leadership Program, which offers both an 18 credit certificate program and a 21 credit minor. The Program develops competencies in understanding nonprofit organizations and the role of meeting human needs and the diversity of groups in society.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Anatomy and Cell Biology seminar is Feb. 22

Tim Wilson, professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), will present a seminar on digital instructional tool development for anatomy education. Wilson leads a group at UWO called the CRIPT (Corps for Research of Instructional and Perceptual Technologies). The title of his seminar is “Tales from the CRIPT: Digital Anatomy Development & Implications for Education,” and will be at noon Monday, Feb. 22, in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, room 5510. All are welcome to attend.
-- Bonnie Kee, Administrative Assistant, Anatomy and Cell Biology, bkee@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-2102

Tax workshop set for international students and scholars

Two tax workshops will be held for international students and scholars Monday, Feb. 22, at the River Valley Room in the Memorial Union. The first session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. The second session will be from 7 to 9 p.m.

Representatives from the IRS and the North Dakota State Tax Commission will be present to answer questions and explain the process for completing the non-resident tax paperwork. Emphasis will be on requirements for F, M and J visa holders. Please remember to bring the following: calculator, pencil, W-2 form(s), any other tax information you have received and copies of last year's tax returns (if applicable). Additional international tax information can be found at http://www.und.edu/dept/oip/html/intlstudentstaxes.htm.
-- Matt Hiller, International Student Advisor, Office of International Programs, matthewhiller@mail.und.edu, 777-2033

Jodsaas Center sponsors Engineering Leadership seminar

The Jodsaas Center for Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship within Engineering is sponsoring an Engineering Leadership seminar from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in 100 Leonard Hall. The seminar, titled "Global Energy Challenges Require Leadership from Engineers and Scientists," will be presented by Steve Benson, professor of Chemical Engineering.

Meeting global energy challenges requires the emergence of leaders with the ability to create an atmosphere that inspires highly skilled teams of engineers and scientists to discover and create the next generation of sustainable energy production technologies. Effective management and leadership skills play a critical role in the development of processes and technologies. Excellent leadership is fundamental in building strong, healthy teams and is the secret underlying the most effective organizations. The well-being of an organization is rooted in the well-being of the people -- both the managers themselves and those for whom they are responsible. Being able to motivate and challenge diverse, technically oriented teams to achieve their highest potential is key.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Please register in one of the five engineering department reception areas or in the Engineering Dean's Office.
-- Richard R. Schultz, Director, Jodsaas Center for Engineering Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Engineering, RichardSchultz@mail.und.edu, 777-4429

Bookstore Book Club meeting is Feb. 22

The Bookstore invites the campus community and the greater Grand Forks area to join the staff of the Bookstore for reading and discussion. The selection for February is "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami. Copies are available for purchase at the UND Bookstore.

As a special offer to book club participants, we are offering a double punch on your Book Club card (available at the cash register) for each book purchased for our book discussions. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Bookstore meeting room (775 Hamline, between the UND Medical Center and the Ralph Engelstad Arena).

Feb. 22 - "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami
March 15 - "Certain Girls" by Jennifer Weiner
April 19 - "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese
May 17 - "Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Verghese
-- Maria Northington, Sheri Johnson, Associates, Bookstore, ieditorwrite@gmail.com, 777-4980

Dru Sjodin scholarship deadline is Feb. 23

Applications for The Dru Sjodin Scholarship are being accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 23. This full academic scholarship provides assistance for room, board and tuition for the 2010-2011 school year. Eligible applicants are students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years at UND (beginning of the fall 2010 semester), who are highly motivated, academically successful and represent the ideals and/or causes Dru exemplified as a UND student. Beyond the above requirements, preference will be given to a student who is a native of North Dakota or Minnesota, demonstrates a financial need and/or is an active member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Applications are available online at www.undfoundation.org/sjodin or at the Strinden Center on campus. For more information, contact Katie Itterman at katiei@undfoundation.org or 740-5568.

On Nov. 22, 2003, Dru Sjodin was abducted from Grand Forks. In the ensuing months, more than 2,000 friends, students, family, community members and even strangers from across the nation gathered in Grand Forks to search for her. On April 17, 2004, volunteers and law enforcement finally brought Dru home to her family. One week later more than 1,500 people paid their respects as Dru was laid to rest in Minnesota.

As a UND student, Dru’s warm and vibrant personality showed itself through her creativity and campus involvement. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in visual art all the while active in The Clothesline Project and other campus activities that promoted women’s safety and violence prevention. Dru was also a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. The Dru Sjodin Scholarship was established through the UND Foundation in loving memory of Dru’s vibrant spirit with the intention of turning grief into triumph.
-- Katie Itterman, Director of Gift Planning, UND Foundation, katiei@undfoundation.org, 701-740-5568

Physics and Astrophysics public talk is Feb. 23

Physics and Astrophysics will be holding an astronomy and astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, "Rockets and Modern Day Applications," will be presented by the Frozen Fury Rocket Team (undergraduate students from UND). Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a telescope (weather permitting).
-- Wayne Barkhouse, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astrophysics, wayne.barkhouse@und.edu, 777-3520

Annual Robinson Lecture will focus on digital archaeology

The Chester Fritz Library invites all members of the UND community to attend the 19th Annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture beginning at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor). William Caraher will speak on "Digital Archaeology: Technology in the Trenches." Don’t miss this fascinating presentation on how advanced computer technology is used in the study of archeological sites.
-- Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries, Chester Fritz Library, wilburstolt@mail.und.edu, 777-2189

University Senate Agenda Items Due

A meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 4:05 p.m. in Gamble Hall, Room 7. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by 12 noon, Thursday, February 18, 2010. 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

2010 Recyclemania competition continues through March 27

Recyclemania is a friendly competition among colleges and universities to see which schools can collect the most recyclables over a 10-week period.

The main goal of this event is to increase student awareness of campus recycling and waste minimization. The schools do not “lose.” All participants win through their efforts and achievements in waste reduction and recycling. The competition began Jan. 17, and will continue through March 27.

This is the second year UND is participating. Other North Dakota schools are Jamestown and Minot. For more information, please call Deb Merrill at 777-4878, or go to http://www.recyclemaniacs.org/tools-plan.htm. Once is not enough. Recycle.
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities Management, debmerrill@mail.und.edu, 777-4878

Work Well lists events this week

Tuesday, Feb. 9
- Exercise with Mandy - 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the Wellness Center. Staff and faculty welcome - no cost.
-Meet and join the second 17-week series of Weight-Watchers at Work. Open house and registration is at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 303 Merrifield Hall. You will gain $35 in return for attending 14 of 17 meetings from Work Well.

Wednesday, Feb. 10
- Health Screening at Facilities building - Lunchroom. All appointments are full. Don't forget your UND ID and to fast for 12 hours (no food, only water and required medication).
- Ski with the Kelleys - starting at 3:30 p.m., Wellness Center. Hot chocolate and s'smores will be available. Bring your UND ID, and use the free skis, boots and poles that day or during any day in the month of February.

Check out the Feb. update of events on the web at http://www.workwell.und.edu/?page=february.

Please note: The orange Work Well February update sent to departments has a mistake - Ski with the Kelleys is Wednesday, Feb. 10, not Feb. 11.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Sign up for Freedom from Smoking class

Join the Freedom From Smoking class today. This class will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays (and one Thursday, Feb. 25) in Swanson Hall, Rooms 10-12, for six weeks to help you find the support to quit using tobacco. We are looking for three more people to sign up. Please contact Kim Ruliffson at 777-0210 or Theresa Knox (instructor) at 787-7140 to get started.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Culinary Corner lists upcoming classes

Here are a few fun facts about food consumption on Super Bowl Sunday, and come check out the classes this week at Culinary Corner.

Super Bowl week - Largest Overall Sales Increase
– Tortilla Chips — $10.2 million
– Light Beer — $9.2 million
– Regular Beer — $8.7 million
– Potato Chips — $7.8 million
– Regular Cola — $7.7 million
– Frozen Pizza — $7.3 million
– All remaining Carb Bev — $5.5 million
– Frozen Poultry 1-Food Entree’s — $5.4 million
– Mexican Sauce — $5.3 million
– Ice Cream — $4.7 million

Tuesday, Feb. 9:
- Snack Attack, 7 to 8 p.m., price - $7
Breakfast is served in the Culinary Corner every Tuesday morning at 7:15 a.m. Breakfast is free. No need to pre-register.

Thursday, Feb. 11:
- Savory Soups, 6 to 7 p.m., price - $7
Nothing can beat a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day. Visit the Culinary Corner kitchen to warm up and learn the basics of making soup.

To register for classes, go to www.wellness.und.edu click on Nutrition and Class Calendar. Select the class you wish to sign up for and click the “register now” link. All classes are held in Culinary Corner, on the first floor of the Wellness Center. For more information, contact Karina at karinawittmann@mail.und.edu or 777-0769.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition, Wellness Center, karinawittmann@mail.und.edu, 777-0769

Sanford Health-MeritCare announces $1.5 million gift

Sanford Health-MeritCare and the UND Foundation announce a $1.5 million gift to establish the Dr. Roger Gilbertson Endowed Chair of Neurology at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Gilbertson is president emeritus of MeritCare Health System.

Endowed chairs provide an invaluable means to ensure academic excellence in teaching and research. The Dr. Roger Gilbertson Endowed Chair in Neurology will provide leadership to develop projects that involve students and support the School of Medicine and Health Sciences mission to discover knowledge that benefits the people of North Dakota and enhances their quality of life.

“This gift through the UND Foundation is a true testament of Sanford Health-MeritCare’s dedication to the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and their interest in creating unique opportunities for students,” said Tim O’Keefe, executive vice president and CEO of UND Foundation. “The foresight and generosity of friends like Sanford Health-MeritCare is providing this university its margin of excellence. And in honoring Gilbertson in this fashion, there will also be permanent recognition of his commitment to quality medical education in North Dakota.”

Lauris Molbert, vice chair of the Sanford Health-MeritCare Board of Trustees, commented, “The Board wanted to do something to honor and recognize Roger Gilbertson’s service to MeritCare that would be as lasting and significant as his contribution to health care throughout the region. This gift lifts up his leadership role as a physician, teacher and scientist.”

“Sanford Health-MeritCare has a broad vision and keen sense of the future because we stood on the shoulders of Roger Gilbertson in establishing it,” said Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO. “This endowment gift exemplifies that vision and the person it honors.

“Combining excellence in medicine, teaching and research is a hallmark of our organization. Supporting leadership in the further development of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is an important way for us to see that is accomplished. This has been an integral part of the growth of MeritCare. And, such support matches Sanford’s efforts to expand the potential of the Sanford University of South Dakota School of Medicine.

“Sanford Health-MeritCare has even greater potential to help set the bar involving innovation in clinical medicine, research and academics. Working together with the University of North Dakota and Sanford University of South Dakota medical schools, we can be a national model for the future training of physicians and health professionals,” said Krabbenhoft.

Gilbertson’s roots are deeply planted in medicine and specifically in the field of neurology. As a practicing neuroradiologist for 30 years and a former owner of a medical imaging company affiliated with The Neuropsychiatric Institute and Fargo Clinic, he was instrumental in establishing neuroradiology as a medical subspecialty in western Minnesota and North Dakota.

He served as president and chief executive officer of MeritCare Health System for 17 years, from its beginning in 1993 until his retirement in 2009. His leadership fostered tremendous growth in size and capabilities and brought MeritCare to national prominence as an integrated health care system and as a national voice in health care reform and public policy. In November 2009, he set the stage for MeritCare’s ongoing success and growth with the merger of MeritCare and Sanford Health.

One of Gilbertson’s greatest accomplishments was firmly establishing the vision for coordinated health care in the region, starting with his key role in the merger of St. Luke’s Hospitals and Fargo Clinic, and the expansion of MeritCare’s regional network from a Fargo-based operation to a regional health care system.

As a community builder, he freely shared his time and expertise with the Downtown Community Partnership, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Concordia College, Cass Fargo Economic Development, Renaissance Zone and many other organizations.

Nominations sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors

Nominations are sought for individuals to be considered for recognition as a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor. Included below are the criteria and procedures for the nomination and selection of those to be recognized. Nomination packets are due in the respective dean’s office by Monday, March 1. Nominators must be a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, full professor, or department chair.

Criteria
1. Demonstrated achievement across research, teaching and service with significant national or regional recognition in any one of these missions.
2. Significant professional contributions throughout his/her career. However, the basis for selection of Chester Fritz Professors will be heavily weighted toward one’s accomplishments at UND.
3. Recognition by UND colleagues as a faculty member who has made a valuable contribution to the quality of UND’s academic programs.
4. Full-time member of the faculty, which includes all ranked teaching and research personnel. Department chairs are eligible if he/she is a full-time member of the faculty. (Full-time administrators, e.g., vice-presidents and deans, are not eligible).

Nomination Process:
The nomination packet should contain sufficient information for the committee to evaluate the nominee.
1. The nominator(s) must submit a nomination letter. Nominator(s) must be a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, full professor, or department chair.
2. College deans must second all nominations in writing.
3. Letters of support from other faculty are encouraged.
4. A current curriculum vitae of the nominee must accompany the nomination.
-- Connie Gagelin, Administrative Officer, Office of the Provost and VPAA, conniegagelin@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2165

Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards

The Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards recognize the achievements of an individual and an organization who have worked to improve health and wellness through lowered rates of disease and disability by developing and delivering effective health promotion and prevention initiatives.

Named for former UND President Charles E. Kupchella, the fourth-annual Kupchella Wellness Awards will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 16, during the School of Medicine and Health Sciences M.D. Class of 2010 commencement awards luncheon. UND is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations in North Dakota and surrounding states who have contributed significantly to disease prevention and healthful living. Consideration will be given to those who have made significant contributions in the field of health promotion and disease prevention, including the clinical, education and research areas; demonstrated excellence in a function or on a project related to prevention or health promotion; taken initiative, shown innovativeness or persistence, had an effect or made a difference in prevention or health promotion for rural Americans.

Projects may address one or more of the goals and focus areas outlined in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People 2010." See www.healthypeople.gov or call 800-367-4725 for more information. Areas of special interest are promotion of physical activity, reduction of overweight or obesity, reduction or elimination of tobacco use, reduction or elimination of substance abuse, promotion of responsible sexual behavior or reduction or elimination of injury and violence.

The nomination should briefly address the following: Why should this individual or organization be considered for this award? What are the key outcomes and achievements of the program, policy, contribution or initiative? Describe the nominee's accomplishments. A résumé or CV and up to three letters of support may be included. Emphasis will be given to programs that demonstrate creativity and innovation, leadership, sustainability, replicability and effectiveness.

The nomination letter and supporting materials are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 15, in the Office of the Dean, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (501 N. Columbia Road, Stop 9037, Grand Forks, N.D. 58202-9037). The award recipients will each receive a $500 cash award and a commemorative plate. Pictures of the recipients will be displayed on a plaque at The School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The awards have been made possible by a gift to The UND Foundation from Manuchair Ebadi, retired senior advisor to the president and associate vice president for health affairs and medical research at UND, and associate dean for research and program development at The School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean at The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at 777-2516.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3300

UND leads league in student athletes named to Fall All-Academic team

UND placed a league-high 32 student-athletes to the 2009 Great West Conference Fall All-Academic team, announced today by the conference office. The fall all-academic team recognizes the sports of football, men's and women's cross country, soccer and volleyball.

Among UND's 32 selections were 12 from football, seven from soccer, five from men's cross country and four each from women's cross country and volleyball. Four UND student-athletes achieved perfect 4.0 grade point averages, more than any other Great West Conference institution: football players Brandon Hellevang, Andrew Miller and Nick Nolte and women's cross country runner Kristi Dahlheimer. A total of 10 student-athletes league-wide achieved a 4.0 GPA.

"Our student-athletes continue to do an amazing job in the classroom," said UND director of athletics Brian Faison. "This is the continuation of a great academic tradition at UND by our student-athletes."

Thirteen of UND's 32 selections were repeat honorees from last season. In order to be named to the all-academic team, student-athletes must possess a cumulative 3.2 GPA and have competed in at least 50 percent of their team's contests. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
-- Jayson Hajdu, Director of Athletic Media Relations, Athletic Total, jaysonhajdu@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2985

UND historian, photography student collaborate on Empire Arts Center exhibit

The exhibit Topos/Chora: Photographs of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project is featured now through the end of the month at the Empire Arts Center. The exhibit features the photographs of UND master’s of Fine Art student Ryan Stander. These images were produced during Stander’s time as the artist-in-residence at Pyla-Koustopetria Archaeological Project in Cyprus.

Since 2003, the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project has conducted archaeological fieldwork in the Republic of Cyprus under the direction of Bill Caraher of the UND Department of History. It is one of very few archaeological projects in the Mediterranean to support an artist-in-residence program.

Stander's photos seek to present the relationship between the archaeologist at work in the field and the physical and natural environment. Portraits, landscape views and dynamic work images capture the intersection of physical energy, personality and the striking archaeological and natural landscape of the Cypriot coastline.

Stander’s photos will be at the Empire Arts Center through the end of the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public. It is open during Empire Arts Center events and by appointment. Check the Center’s web site for a calender of this month’s events. An online exhibit supported by the Working Group in Digital and New Media will be released later this week.
-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Television Center airs U-View

The Television Center’s welcome program, U-View, allows departments on campus to showcase programs and services to new and returning students. The show is telecast on Cable Channel 3 and Channel 17 during the first five weeks of classes. Staff and students can also watch the show online at http://www.und.edu/dept/tvcenter/video/U-View.html.
-- Suzanne Irwin, Director of Marketing, Television Center, suzannne.irwin@und.edu, 777-3818

SMIF achieves outstanding 2009 performance

UND's Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) had another great year. The organization is part of the College of Business and Public Administration (COBPA) and began in the fall of 2005. The COBPA joined a growing number of business schools by providing the opportunity to manage and administer an investment portfolio.

Through this program, students receive hands on experience in the field of finance by allowing them to manage a portfolio instead of doing simulations. Students work in small groups conducting research and analysis and present formal investment recommendations to the Investment Advisory Committee, which is comprised of faculty and professionals. The SMIF organization is responsible for managing all aspects of the Investment Fund, including research, investment management, administration and client services.

The following table indicates the full year returns for 2009:
Seifert/Foley Fund - 42.31 percent
Stenehjem Fund - 32.19 percent
Total Managed Funds - 35.88 percent
S&P 500 - 26.35 percent

Only 20 percent of professionally managed mutual funds beat the market in any given year, and the SMIF organization beat the market by a good margin in 2009. It also beat the market in 2007. Due to the management and strategies of the SMIF organization, $10,000 invested in Dec. 31, 2006, would be worth about $500 more today than $10,000 invested in the S&P 500 on Dec. 31, 2006. With this comparison, UND's SMIF organization is up 5 percent cumulatively on the S&P 500 since Dec. 31, 2006.

The student managed investment portfolio started with $100,000 in funding from the UND Alumni Foundation. Currently the students are managing an $806,618.98 portfolio with gifts from Jim and Nancy Seifert, Robert Foley, A. Kirk Lanterman and the Stenehjem Family.
-- Laura Dvorak-Berry, Assistant to the Dean, External Relations, College of Business and Public Administration, laura.dvorak-berry@business.und.edu, 777-6937

UND develops new policy regarding gifts

In an effort to track gifts received by the University and to ensure that adequate documentation is received regarding gifts, new procedures and a Gift Documentation form have been developed. Effective immediately, all deposits for gifts received and deposited by a UND department must follow the procedures for Deposits to Gift Account Codes, located at http://www.und.edu/dept/studentaccounts/html/employeeforms.htm#d .

Please note that all deposits to account codes 478005 and 478015 must include a Gift Deposit Documentation form and supporting documentation received from the donor (ex. - letter that was received with donation specifying purpose or any restrictions). The Gift Deposit Documentation form is located at http://www.und.edu/dept/studentaccounts/Documents/Gift Deposit Documentation Form January 2010 FINAL.doc . Additional information regarding departmental deposits is located at http://www.und.edu/dept/studentaccounts/Documents/DepositProcedures%202-1-2010.pdf .

If you have any questions regarding gift deposits, please contact Emily Goodoien by phone at 777-2967 or by email at emilygoodoien@mail.und.edu . For any questions on all other deposits, contact Sandi Brelie by phone at 777-3080 or by email at sandiebrelie@mail.und.edu .
-- Lisa M. Heher, Assistant Controller, Student Account Services, lisaheher@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4575

Check cashing is no longer available at Union Services

Effective immediately, Union Services, located on the main level of the Memorial Union, will no longer be offering check cashing services. Checks will be for the amount of purchase only.
-- Linda Maszk, Business Manager, Memorial Union, linda.maszk@und.nodak.edu, 777-3927

SPEC awards mini-grants to seven programs

The UND Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC) recently awarded $19,715 in mini-grants to six individuals to aid in the expansion, redesign and creation of their summer courses and programs. The Start-Up Mini-Grant Program funding is used to support UND faculty and staff in the development, marketing and start-up costs of summer on-campus programming.

The Summer 2010 awarded projects are:
• UND Movie Making Camp for Adults, English Department – 3rd year funding - Kathy Coudle-King, senior lecturer, English
• Intro to cScibot Robotics Camp, Computer Science Department - 2nd year funding - Tom Stokke, instructor, Computer Science
• Summer Foreign Language Day Camps, Language Department – 2nd year funding - Amanda Boyd, assistant professor, Languages
• Photography for Educators, Department of Teaching and Learning – 2nd year funding - Lars Helgeson, professor, Teaching and Learning
• Summer Art Camp for Youth, Art Department – 2nd year funding - Sue Fink, Education, North Dakota Museum of Art
• MATLAB, Mathematics, and Engineering Camp, Engineering Department – 1st year funding - Reza Fazel-Rezai and Sima Noghanian, assistant professors, Electrical Engineering
• Alice Computer Animation & Storytelling Camp – 1st year funding - Tom Stokke, instructor, Computer Science

The Summer Programs and Events Council’s mission is to promote all summer events, programs and courses to the greater Grand Forks community and beyond while providing leadership and logistical support for summer programming on the UND campus. For more information about the Summer Programs and Events Council, visit www.summer.und.edu.
-- Brenda Dufault, Coordinator, Summer Programs & Events, brendadufault@mail.und.edu, 777-0841

2009 CIRP College Senior Survey available online

The results are in for the 2009 CIRP College Senior Survey (CSS). The CSS asks senior students about their behaviors, both inside and out of the classroom, their values and educational goals, and their attitudes regarding their collegiate experiences.

Overall, UND scored fairly well on this survey, scoring significantly better than other public universities on four of nine areas summarized by the survey, including student-faculty interaction, satisfaction with coursework, sense of belonging and negative cross-racial interactions. UND scored significantly worse than public universities on just one of the nine areas: positive cross-racial interactions. UND did not score significantly different on the remaining four areas of academic disengagement, overall satisfaction, social agency and civic awareness.

Additional information can be found on the Office of Institutional Research web site (www.und.edu/dept/datacol). For questions regarding the survey, contact Sue Erickson at 777-2265.
-- Sue Erickson, Research Analyst, Institutional Research, sueerickson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2265

Vending machines identify healthy options

In an effort to educate consumers and offer more healthy options, Dining Services has recently improved the variety and identification of healthy food options in campus vending machines. Food in the snack machines, as well as the refrigerated and frozen food machines across campus have been color coded and labeled as Healthiest (green), Healthier (yellow) and Least Healthy (red). Criteria used to categorize food include calories, total fat, saturated fat, and percentage of sugar. For more information, see http://www.dining.und.edu/vending.html.
-- Dustin Frize, Dietitian, Dining Services, dustinfrize@mail.und.edu, 777-2702

Bookstore offers rentals for commencement

The Bookstore offers rentals for all faculty and staff for all graduation ceremonies. The cost to rent is $29 for the gown, tam, and tassel and $28 to rent a hood. The last day to submit measurements/school information to rent graduation attire will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 23. Please contact Ashley at 777-3975 or email 1120gm@fheg.follett.com for more information about how to rent.

The Bookstore offers a great package for purchasing graduation apparel (http://images.efollett.com/htmlroot/images/templates/storeAds/DoctorPackage6_29_09.pdf ) that is valid through Friday, April 9. However, these orders will need to be placed by Friday, March 12, in order to ensure delivery by the May ceremony dates. Please feel free to contact the store or stop by to see all purchase pricing and options.
-- Ashley Sayles, General Merchandise Manager, Bookstore, und@bkstr.com, 777-3975

Applicants sought for Freshman Getting Started student assistants

The Student Success Center is seeking applicants for student assistant positions for Freshman Getting Started 2010. The dates of employment will be June 1 – July 16. Full- and part-time positions are available. Applicants must be current undergraduate students and enrolled at UND for at least one academic year. Those interested in this on-campus position should apply online at http://www.und.edu/employment/. Contact the Student Success Center (Memorial Union 201) at 777-2117, ssc@mail.und.nodak.edu, for more information. The application deadline is Feb. 26.
-- Lindsay Kuntz, Academic Advisor, Student Success Center, lindsaykuntz@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-6131

Staff Senate announces January and February U-Shine Award winners

Staff Senate is proud to announce that Ron Soger, Facilities, is the January U Shine Award recipient. Ron was nominated by Charlotte Bratvold and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President, Loren Liepold.

This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of their way to make UND a better place. Here is an excerpt of what Charlotte had to say about Ron: “We are going green with our cleaning chemicals, and Ron has been working with our company, testing their products to ensure they meet our cleaning standards. He has accepted this challenge with good spirit and attitude.”

Staff Senate is also proud to announce that Jack Chatt, Facilities Management, is the Febuary U Shine Award recipient. Jack was nominated by Patti Schmidt and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President, Loren Liepold.

Here is an excerpt of what Patti had to say about Jack: “Once again this month, Jack Chatt has completed work for people and had them donate money to the Denim Day Fund instead of keeping it himself. Jack won't even accept money for the materials he buys. He is just happy to help people and always has a smile on his face. And the Denim Day Fund is the beneficiary of his generosity and talent. I hope you will honor him with the U-Shine Award -- he is so deserving!"
-- Shari Nelson, Assistant Director of Learning Services, Student Success Center, sharinelson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2117

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

Budgets Overview Inquiry
Feb. 16, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., 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; utilizes PeopleSoft to track your department’s budget, cash, revenue, and expenditures; shows you how to complete a budget journal. The session also includes hands-on practice activities. Presenter: Shannon Smidt

Purchasing Policies & Procedures
Feb. 16, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Discuss current and new policies and procedures. Presenter: Scott Schreiner

Student Employment and Staff Development: A Winning Combination
Feb. 17, 8 to 10 a.m., Continental breakfast provided, Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
What kind of work experience are you providing student employees? How are the actions of your supervisors affecting morale, productivity and retention? Each school year, students have access to hundreds of employment opportunities on our campuses. Yet as departments struggle to recruit and retain student workers, are we also overlooking opportunities to develop much needed supervisory skills for our full-time staff? This workshop will show how a work environment can become an integrated part of the education and preparation of the whole student as it relates to their total collegiate experience. It will also identify skill sets that supervisors need to help today’s students develop beyond the practical aspects of their jobs. Learn how to: gain a better understanding of what a learning-outcomes based work environment is and how students and departments can benefit from this type of setting; identify learning outcomes for student employees that meet the requirements of the job description as well as the expectations of the University and future employers; how positive and constructive feedback techniques are essential in helping student employees make connections between job tasks and learning outcomes;an how mentoring and coaching skills help students learn and develop beyond the practical aspects of their jobs. Presenter: Tony Trimarco

ADA Updates
Feb. 17, 2 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Learn new policies and procedures for the American with Disabilities Act. Presenters: Desi Sporbert and Joy Johnson

Defensive Driving
Feb. 17, 6 to 10 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
This session 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 or dependents). This session may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Dan Lund

Lunch With A Dietitian: Focus on Fiber
Feb. 22, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Brown Bag Lunch Session. Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Did you know only about half of the US population is consuming the recommended amount of fiber per day? Fiber has many benefits to us: it keeps our digestive system functioning properly, aids in hearts heath, helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, as well as aids in weight management. Fiber is found is many everyday items like whole grain breads and cereals, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Join us as we discuss easy ways to increase your fiber intake and lead a healthier life. Presenter: Karina Wittmann

How to Process Payment Documentation
Feb. 23, 9 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Learn the process for Purchase Orders payments, Blanket Purchase Order payments, and Vouchers. Presenter: Allison Peyton

Supporting International Students during Cultural and Academic Adjustment
Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to noon, International Centre
From differences in University administrative structure and classroom environment to different expectations for social interactions, UND's students from outside the United States face a wealth of new experiences and challenges during their studies. These differences can also provide challenges for faculty and staff who are interacting with international students. This session will address some of the common challenges that international students may face. We will discuss the resources and recommendations that we give to students during international student orientation and related programs. We will also provide faculty and staff with tools for empowering international students who may be struggling with the new environment. Presenters: Shannon Jolly and Bridget Flaherty

GroupWise 8.0: Intermediate
Feb. 23, 1 to 4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
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

Visa Issues and the Hiring of International Faculty and Staff
Feb. 24, 2 to 4 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
Are you hiring international faculty/staff or sponsoring visiting scholars? This session 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

Payroll Intermediate
Feb. 25, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
This Intermediate HRMS session is for employees with departmental HRMS access. Topics covered will include: department budget tables, reports and queries. There will also be a question/answer period at the end of the session. Bring your questions with you or submit them prior to the session at pathanson@mail.und.nodak.edu to make sure they will be answered at this session. Presenter: Pat Hanson

Internet Safety for Kids: A Parent’s Guide
Feb. 25, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Upson II, Room 361
The Internet can help kids learn, communicate, and socialize, but it also exposes them to certain risks. Parents will learn how to protect their young children and teens and keep them safe online. Some of the topics include risks associated with popular Internet tools and social networking sites; how to filter objectionable Web content and use parental control software; cyberbullying and how to prevent it; how to educate children about Internet predators; and Web resources for parents to learn and then use to educate their children. Presenter: Brad Miller

Running, Reading, & Reconciling Key Finance Reports in PeopleSoft
Feb. 25, 9 to 10:30 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
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-0720

Monday, Feb. 15, is Presidents Day

Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents Day, will be observed as a holiday by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

Library of the Health Sciences Presidents Day hours listed

The Library of the Health Sciences will observe the following hours of operation during Presidents Day weekend: Friday, Feb. 12 - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 - 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 14 - 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 15 (Presidents Day) - 10 a.m. to midnight.
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences, abyars@medicine.nodak.eud, 777-3893

Law Library announces Presidents Day hours

The Law Library will be open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Presidents Day.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.edu, 777-3482

ITSS lists Presidents Day hours

ITSS will close for the Presidents Day holiday at midnight Sunday, Feb. 14, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.
-- David Levenseller, Help Desk Leader, ITSS, davidlevenseller@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2222

Donate used jewelry for children's benefit

The North Dakota Museum of Art is preparing for their fifth annual Children's Program Benefit, titled "Antique to Chic." The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 9 (Mother's Day). This costume and vintage jewelry sale and raffle benefits the summer arts day camps and children's program at the Museum.

Donations are needed. Costumes or more valuable jewelry, scarves, hats, hand bags and other accessories will be appreciated. Donations can be brought to the Museum or call Sue Fink for pick-up at 777-4195. Donations are tax deductible.
-- Brittney Blake, Donate Old Jewlery, North Dakota Museum of Art, brittney.a.blake@gmail.com, 777-4195

Purchase Office Enterprise for a chance to win Xbox 360 Elite/Beatles Rock Band package

Microsoft is giving you a chance to win an Xbox 360 Elite/Beatles™ Rock Band™ package. Simply purchase Office Enterprise 2007 (a $499 value) through the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) for just $9.95. Then, to top off this incredible deal, we’ll automatically enter you to win one of 10 Xbox 360 Elite/Beatles™ Rock Band™ prize packages.

To purchase your copy of Office Enterprise 2007, go to http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx?culture=en-US. If you need help ordering Office Enterprise 2007, contact your department Software Coordinator. If you do not know who your department Software Coordinator is, call 777-3245.

If you have already purchased a copy of Office Enterprise 2007, you can alternately enter via mail by hand-printing your first and last name, mailing address, city, state, postal code, phone number (including area code) and company e-mail address on a 3x5 piece of paper and mailing it to us as at the following address:
Microsoft Office HUP Sweepstakes
c/o Gage
10000 Highway 55
Minneapolis, M.N., 55441

Hurry. The HUP “Rock the House” promotion ends Feb. 28. This promotion is only open to UND Employees. For full contest rules, go to http://www.hupsweepstakes.com/main/rules.aspx.
-- Craig Cerkowniak, Associate Director, ITSS, craigcerkowniak@mail.und.edu, 777-2385

Vote for your favorite "Wear Red for Healthy Hearts" photos

Thank you for all of the great submissions of "Wear Red for Healthy Hearts" photos from various departments. Voting for the "Most Creative," "Funniest," and "Best Dressed" will occur on the Work Well web site at www.workwell.und.edu from Feb. 15-19. Three fruit and yogurt parfait parties (for up to 20 people) will be given out to the winners Feb. 26.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Museum Cafe weekly menu listed

Salads
Lemon Tarragon Chicken Salad:
Lemon tarragon seasoned strips of chicken breast on a bed of leafy greens, with raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

Spinach Salad:
A refreshing salad with crisp apples, crunchy celery and chopped walnuts on a bed of baby spinach and served with a light poppy seed dressing. Topped with gorgonzola cheese.

Fruit Medley:
A scoop of creamy low-fat cottage cheese on a bed of leafy greens and seasonal fruit.

Sandwiches - Served with fruit and chips
Chicken Gyros:
A Grecian delight with a twist. Strips of chicken, sweet onions, sliced tomatoes and tzatziki sauce.

Dijon Cilantro Tuna Salad Sandwich:
Dijon cilantro albacore tuna with lettuce and tomato on toasted whole wheat bread.

Pita Pizza
Mushroom:
Assorted mushrooms sautéed in garlic with provolone cheese.
Hawaiian:
Slices of smoked ham, pineapple and provolone cheese.

Bagel and Lox
Smoked salmon on a toasted bagel with a cream cheese dill spread and sprouts.

Soup
Chili

Special
Pull-Apart Pork Sandwich:
Savory pulled pork on an onion roll, topped with horseradish coleslaw.

Dessert:
Raspberry Meringue:
Combination of ricotta and mascarpone cheese with fresh raspberries and raspberry sauce.

Museum Cafe hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Jessica Mongeon, Events Coordinator, North Dakota Museum of Art, jmongeon@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

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.

Laundry Worker/Deliveries/BST
Posting Number: #10-199
Closing Date: 2/12/2010
Minimum Salary: $21,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total

Receptionist
Posting Number: #10-200
Closing Date: 2/11/2010
Minimum Salary: $18,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Graduate School

Building Services Technician - Lead
Posting Number: #10-197
Closing Date: 2/10/2010
Minimum Salary: $22,500 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total

Research opportunity available to women 55 and older

Lauren Chilian and Richard Ferraro of Psychology are conducting a study that deals with consumer behavior, health and well-being. If you partake in the study, it will require 90 minutes of your time and your name will be placed in a raffle to win one of ten gift cards. Only women 55 years of age or older can participate. If you are interested in participating in the study or would like more information, please contact Lauren at 701-720-4089 or lauren.chilian@und.nodak.edu.
-- Lauren Chilian, Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, Psychology, lauren.chilian@und.nodak.edu, 701-720-4089

Senate Scholarly Activities Committee announces deadline

The fourth deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) is Tuesday, Feb. 16. Research/Creative Activity and Publication grant applications as well as applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered during the fourth (Feb. 16) awards cycle. Late applications will not be accepted.

The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Friday, April 30. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between May 1, and Sept. 15. No other applications will be considered during the fifth (April 30) awards cycle. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the Committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500.

Application forms are available at RD&C, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on RD&C’s Homepage (on UND’s Homepage under “Research”). A properly signed original and eleven copies of the application must be submitted to RD&C on or prior to the published deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the Committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on RD&C’s Homepage or by calling RD&C at 777-4278.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate VP for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, barrymilavetz@mail.und.edu, 777-4278

NSF announces major research instrumentation program solicitation

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement, which allows UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for any of the programs, please let us know as soon as possible (barrymilavetz@mail.und.edu or juliesolheim@mail.und.edu) or phone 777-4278.

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MSP), Program Solicitation #10-529 - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Available Formats:
HTML: - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
PDF: - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
TXT: - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Document Number: nsf10529

A letter of intent is due in Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. As a result of the limited number of proposals that can be submitted, UND will conduct an internal review of preproposals. Preproposals should consist of the following sections:
- Cover page listing the project name, collaborators, contact person, total budget amount
- Instrument(s) to be purchased or developed and its (their) function(s)
- Impact on the research program of the collaborators, department(s), and college(s)
- Impact on the university’s mission as a whole
- Detailed budget

Preproposals should be no more than five pages in length using a reasonable format (one inch margins, font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals are due in Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 1. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will include appropriateness to the goal of the program; probability for funding by NSF; reasonableness of budgetary requests; and impact of the request on the university and the academic units involved. Investigators will be notified of the review results as soon as possible in order to provide as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal for submission.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, barrymilavetz@mail.und.edu, 777-4278

Nursing class makes contribution to alma mater

The December 2009 Nursing graduates have made a financial gift to their alma mater. All members of the graduating class contributed to the gift, which they have asked to be used to support the building fund at the College.

"I am so honored to accept this class gift," said Julie Anderson, dean of nursing. "As new graduates with loans and many other expenses to juggle, these students have found a way to contribute back to their program. We are so thankful for their generosity and wish them well as they begin their nursing careers."

The funds will be used to renovate a student classroom in the nursing building into a high-tech classroom that will provide additional capabilities for student learning.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni and Development Coordinator, Nursing, beckycournia@mail.und.edu, 777-4526

UND law professor writes human rights brief for U.S. Supreme Court

UND Law professor Gregory S. Gordon filed a “friend of the court” brief with the United States Supreme Court in a case against a former Somali prime minister accused of torture. He is the first UND law professor to write such a brief—dubbed “amicus curiae” in legal parlance—for the U.S. Supreme Court. Other amicus brief authors in the high-profile case include professors from Harvard Law School and Senator Arlen Spector.

“This is an incredible honor – especially in such a significant case," said Gordon, a well-known human rights scholar and former deputy team leader at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Gordon is director of the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies and teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, international law and international human rights law.

Gordon was asked to draft the brief on behalf of Holocaust and Darfur genocide survivors by the San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability, a non-profit international human rights organization representing victims of grave human rights abuses committed overseas. CJA brings cases against the perpetrators in U.S. courts and has previously sued other high-profile violators, including former Salvadoran Minister of Defense Jose Guillermo Garcia and former Indonesian General Johny Lumintang.

“The issue before the Supreme Court in this case is whether the former Somali prime minister—Mohamed Ali Samantar—is immune from civil suit in the United States for human rights abuses committed in Somalia during the 1980s,” Gordon said. Samantar argues that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) applies not only to government entities themselves but also to individuals who work on behalf of those governments.

"The text itself of the FSIA and subsequent enactment of the Torture Victim Protection Act, among other things, reveal the serious flaws in Samantar's argument," Gordon said. "Our brief gives the Supreme Court greater context by focusing on the historical and modern international precedents rejecting the sovereign immunity defense for gross human rights violations.”

The Supreme Court agreed late last year to review this matter—the first case ever filed addressing human rights abuses committed in Somalia during the brutal Siad Barre regime.

“No one has ever been held legally responsible for the abuses committed by the military government against the civilian population of Somalia during that horrible time,” Gordon said. "There must be accountability."

Gordon's brief — written in partnership with the law firm of Covington & Burling — focuses on the historic judgments at the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, as well as developing jurisprudence from Darfur, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia.

"Those decisions make clear that perpetrators who use the state to commit atrocities may not hide behind that very entity to evade justice," Gordon said. "At the time the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act became law, Congress was well aware that the Nuremberg precedent, which the United States was instrumental in shaping, rejected the sovereign immunity defense for gross human rights violations."

The case will be argued on March 3 before the U.S. Supreme Court. Gordon plans to be at the Supreme Court with the CJA team for oral argument on March 3.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Anita Kemnitz awarded for employee suggestion

Anita Kemnitz, payroll specialist in the Payroll Office, is the recipient of a Suggestion Incentive Award for her successful suggestion to purchase paper in bulk quantities. Anita’s suggestion was adopted by UND in January, 2009, and produced a savings of close to $1,800 for the first year. Vice President Alice Brekke presented Anita with a cash award. Her suggestion was submitted to the Suggestion Incentive Committee, chaired by Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm, as part of the State Employee Suggestion Incentive Award program. All North Dakota state employees may submit ideas to cut costs of state government through this program. A link to the program’s web site is available at www.humanresources.und.edu.. Congratulations to Anita for her innovative thinking and pursuit of cost savings for the University.
-- Diane Nelson, Director, Human Resources, Human Resources, dianenelson@mail.und.edu, 777-4364