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ISSUE: Volume 46, Number 35: April 22, 2009

Contents
Top Stories
UND to offer state's first online Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Events to Note
Public lecture will discuss "America's Experiment in Maintaining Accountability Over Secret Intelligence Agencies"
Institutional Review Board meets May 1
LEEPS lecture Friday to focus on Black Hills uplift
BPA awards and recognition reception set for May 7
Former Vietnam POW to speak on leadership
Friday Night Cabaret Series presents "Maura Does Judy"
Frank Wenstrom lecture focuses on young legislators
Doctoral examination set for Cory J. Steiner
Honors Heifer Nacho Feed (with sheep!) is April 23
Dining centers go trayless for Earth Day
Geoffrey Henebry presents ESSP spring colloquium
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
Physics and astrophysics colloquium is April 24
Wellness Center events raise awareness of Earth Day!
Geology and geological engineering student openhouse is Friday
End of semester ceramic sale is May 5, 6
UND Sioux Boosters meeting features spring football
Regional Brain Bee is April 23
Ask the Lab community education event is April 22
Doctoral examination set for Casey McDougall
Technology Trends Forum is April 29
UND Homecoming 2009 set
Doctoral examination set for Linda Marie Peterson Rains
Doctoral examination set for Christopher WD Jurgens
Antique to Chic costume jewelry sale and raffle is May 3
Retirement reception for Janet Kelly Moen is April
Wellness Center lists events
Arts and Sciences Speaker Series to host talk on architects in film
Farewell party for Mary Cutler is April 24
UND AISES holds quilt raffle
Doctoral examination set for Darcie Sell
Donations of costume jewelry sought for children's art programs
15th annual McNair Forum is April 28
Staff Recognition Luncheon tickets on sale now
Forensic science candidate seminar is April 23
Denim Day is Wednesday, April 29
Doctoral examination set for Michael G. Nygaard
Thursday Music Club presents Young Artist Concert May 1
Master Chorale, UND Concert Choir will perform May 1
Theatre Arts presents "Tartuffe" April 21-25
Announcements
Proposals sought for Howard Hughes Medical Institute opportunity
Purchasing lists policies
Pharmacology, physiology & therapeutics seminar is April 24
Veterans will pay resident tuition rate
Librarians bring help desk to Union
Models sought for innovative and best practices in teaching
Central Receiving closed for inventory April 30
Law Library posts extended exam hours
Studio one features college towns and spring park cleaning
Open Budget Forum is online
Beware of e-mail scams, phishing attempts
14th issue of the Legislative Review available
Institutional research briefs now available online
Offered this summer, Music Fundamentals 101 course
River Cinema 12 gift cards now available at Union Services
Note 2008 employer satisfaction survey results
Internal job openings listed
Research
May 1 is the final deadline for SSAC travel grant applications
Faculty research seed money awarded
In the News
Swanson honored as Public Health Worker of the Year
Altru hospice of Cavalier and Faith in Action honored as outstanding rural health program
Marrone and Luger receive outstanding student research awards
Heitkamp honored for outstanding service
UND to offer state's first online Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Starting this summer, the University of North Dakota will offer the state's first online bachelor’s degree in psychology.

"We are excited about launching these online programs. We have been very proud of our on-campus undergraduate degree programs for a long time and we look forward to bringing that same quality to the online format,” said Jeffrey Weatherly, chair of UND's Department of Psychology. “Over the past several years, numerous people have inquired as to whether they could potentially earn a UND degree in psychology online. The answer is now 'yes'.”

Of the largest institutions offering psychology degrees in the region (Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming), UND is the only one to offer the degree online.

Both the Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Science versions of the psychology degree are offered online to students. Areas of emphasis available online include: educational psychology, psychology of human development, biological and physiological psychology, social and cultural psychology, and clinical science.

The online degree typically takes four or more years to complete. To graduate, students must complete 125 credits. The program is designed for working adults who are unable to complete a traditional, on-campus program. The courses may be completed on a full or part-time basis from anywhere in the world. Tuition for online courses is charged at the North Dakota resident rate regardless of where the student lives.

Graduates with a B.A. or B.S. in psychology can apply their degrees to a wide variety of fields, such as sales, market research, business management, or public health, as well as to continue their education, which is especially practical in adapting to the tight job market students face today.

An issue in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology states that, “…it's never been a better time to be a psychologist, thanks largely to the psychology field's breadth and adaptability.”

For more information about the degree, contact UND Online and Distance Education at www.distance.und.edu/degrees or 1-800-342-8230.

Public lecture will discuss "America's Experiment in Maintaining Accountability Over Secret Intelligence Agencies"

The UND chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society announces that Visiting Scholar Dr. Loch Johnson will be giving a public lecture in the Memorial Union Ballroom at 4 p.m. Monday April 27; all are welcome.

"From Ostriches to Guardians: America's Experiment in Maintaining Accountability Over Its Secret Intelligence Agencies" examines the difficulties of safeguarding citizens against the misuse of power by the government's secret intelligence agencies, the CIA and 15 other organizations in the United States. Until 1975, these agencies were largely free of supervision by the Congress. That year, however, the New York Times revealed the existence of CHAOS, COINTELPRO, SHAMROCK, and other illegal domestic spying operations. The intelligence agencies had violated their charters and turned their surveillance powers against the very people they had been created to protect. The United States became the first nation in the world to attempt an experiment in placing the hidden side of government - espionage agencies - under the same rules of accountability as the open side of government. This example set by the nation has served as a model for other democracies around the world; they have adopted similar institutions, laws, and procedures in an effort to rein in their own intelligence bureaucracies. The American experiment, though, has sputtered since 1975 and has disappointed reformers who hoped Washington officials could maintain a balance between having a strong intelligence shield, on the one hand, and legal safeguards against the abuse of secret power, on the other hand. Some overseers on Capitol Hill have served as laudable "guardians," trying to support the intelligence mission as well as halt any misuse of power; others, however, turned out to be "ostriches" who have ignored their oversight responsibilities. The lecture reviews the ups-and-downs in this noble experiment and explores directions that Washington might take that would lead to a better balance between the two important values of security and liberty.

Professor Johnson is the Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, senior editor of the journal Intelligence and National Security and author of over 150 articles and numerous books on U.S. national security. His primary research and teaching interests are intelligence and security studies, American foreign policy, and executive-legislative relations in the United States. He has served as the first staff for intelligence oversight on the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as well as special assistant to the chair of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and to the chair of the Aspin-Brown Presidential Commission on Intelligence. Professor Johnson has been a visiting professor at Yale and a visiting fellow at Oxford.

Dr. Johnson's UND visit is supported by contributions from the Office of the President, College of Arts & Sciences, History Department, and Department of Criminal Justice.
-- Roni Mayzer, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, roni.mayzer@und.nodak.edu, 701-777-2078

Institutional Review Board meets May 1

UND's Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the IRB Office before Tuesday, April 21.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the Full Board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Institutional Review Board Office before Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

Minutes from the meeting will be available in the IRB Office approximately one week after the meeting.
-- Kathy Smart, Chair, Institutional Review Board, janetelshaug@mail.und.edu, 701-777-4279

LEEPS lecture Friday to focus on Black Hills uplift

Alvis Lisenbee of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will give the next LEEPS lecture on Friday, April 24, at noon in 100 Leonard Hall. He will speak on "Laramide Structural and Igneous Development of the Black Hills Uplift." All are welcome. Dr. Lisenbee also is the featured speaker at the Geology and Geological Engineering Spring Awards Banquet.

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS) brings nationally and internationally known scientists and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.

BPA awards and recognition reception set for May 7

On Thursday, May 7, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration will host its Second Annual Awards and Recognition Reception in the James Ray Idea Lab at the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center (4200 James Ray Drive) from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a short program starting at 5 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the outstanding students and faculty of what we believe has become and will continue to be one of the best small departments of Political Science and Public Administration in the United States. The program will include a number of highlights. We will recognize our graduating seniors, students completing their degrees in the Master of Public Administration program, departmental scholarship and award winners, and our students who have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa. We will announce the new officers of the Public Affairs Club/Pi Sigma Alpha. Finally, we will celebrate some of the teaching, research and service achievements of our faculty.

Should you have any questions or need directions to this event, please contact Karen Bowles at (701) 777-3831, or karen_bowles@und.nodak.edu.

Former Vietnam POW to speak on leadership

"Character and Leadership Lessons Learned as a POW" will be presented by Air Force Lt. Col. (Retired) Barry Bridger at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. There will be no charge. Bridger spent six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam's infamous "Hanoi Hilton" after being shot down over North Vietnam in his F-4 Phantom. Lt. Col. Bridger's presentation will focus on how he and his fellow POWs worked together to survive their years of incarceration. In this story of survival, bravery, teamwork and patriotism, he will share the lessons he learned, and how the POW experience helped him understand, what is truly important in life.

Barry Bridger is a native of Bladenboro, N.C. In 1963, he graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant through the ROTC program. Following undergraduate pilot training in 1964, he was assigned to the 43rd Tactical Fighter Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., flying F-4 Phantoms. He accumulated over 200 combat flying hours and conducted over 70 combat missions over North Vietnam. On Jan. 23, 1967, Lt. Col. Bridger was shot down over the city of Son Tay, North Vietnam, by a surface-to-air missile. He was subsequently captured by the North Vietnamese and spent over six years in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison. Following his repatriation in March 1973, Bridger requalified in jet aircraft and served as an instructor pilot in air-to-ground combat. In October 1984, Bridger retired after 22 years of service in the US Air Force. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal with Valor, 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 5 Air Medals, and the Prisoner of War Medal. The Talk is sponsored by First Command Financial Planning and UND Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
-- Professor Alan Frazier, 777-2959, afrazier@aero.und.edu

Friday Night Cabaret Series presents "Maura Does Judy"

Join the Fire Hall Theatre and Maura Ferguson for an evening honoring Judy Garland at the Fire Hall Theatre in downtown Grand Forks on Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Acclaimed vocalist Maura Ferguson and accompanist Marlys Murphy explore the hits and songs of famed Judy Garland - it's all the fun of a Judy concert, with less drugs!

Ferguson, daughter of opera performer and vocal coach Maria Williams Kennedy, has been a mainstay of Greater Grand Forks Theatre for most of her life. Since her return to Grand Forks in 2007, Maura has most recently been seen in the smash hit "Lucky Stiff" as dog-loving Annabel Glick. Ferguson is known for her pure vocal talent and range. This tribute to the iconic Garland is a can't miss to usher in spring!

Tickets are $10 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the artist and the Theatre. All ages show, with wine available for 21+. The Friday Night Cabaret Series is a program of the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre to explore music and theatre in an informal and relaxed format.

For more information, visit us online at www.ggfct.org.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Fire Hall Theatre, ben@benklipfel.net, 701-746-0847

Frank Wenstrom lecture focuses on young legislators

On Wednesday, May 6, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, in conjunction with the Bureau of Governmental Affairs and the Political Science honors society, Pi Sigma Alpha, will host the Wenstrom Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl of the Student Union. Established through the generosity of the family of the late Lt. Gov. Frank Wenstrom, this event focuses on North Dakota politics. This year's theme will be "Young Legislators." We will be joined by several young members of the North Dakota Legislature, some of whom are recent graduates of UND. They will reflect on their experiences and take questions from the audience. An informal reception will follow.

Should you have any questions or need directions to this event, please contact Karen Bowles at (701) 777-3831 or karen_bowles@und.nodak.edu.

Doctoral examination set for Cory J. Steiner

The final examination for Cory J. Steiner, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 9 a.m., April 28, in room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is: Parent, Student, and Teacher Perceptions of School Climate at Suburban High. Dr. Gary Schnellert (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.

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

Honors Heifer Nacho Feed (with sheep!) is April 23

The Honors Program is raising money for Heifer International as part of its current service theme of poverty, and has raised close to $1,000 so far this year.

To put us over the top, we'll host an all-you-can-eat nacho feed from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Robertson/Sayre Hall. The cost is $5. At 5 p.m., Sherry O'Donnell (English) will make an appearance with her sheep to talk about raising animals.

For more information, see the Facebook event “Honors Heifer Nacho Feed.”
-- Robin David, Associate Director, Honors Program, robin.david@und.edu, 777-6185

Dining centers go trayless for Earth Day

To recognize Earth Day, all Dining Services residential dining centers will go trayless for all meals Wednesday, April 22.

In an effort to raise awareness of food consumption and reduce food waste, Dining Services will remove trays from the three dining centers for one day. Students will be asked to carry their plate, utensils and glassware directly to tables, without the use of a tray. The hope is to make students more conscious of the amount of food taken while going through the serving line and reduce the amount of uneaten food that ends up in the landfill.

“Schools that have gone trayless have seen up to a 30 percent reduction in food waste,” says Orlynn Rosaasen, Director of Dining Services. Going trayless also saves up to a half gallon of water per tray, leading to an overall reduction in hot water and energy consumption. Rosaasen emphasizes, “We are using the trayless day as an educational tool, and there are no plans to eliminate trays on a permanent basis at UND, however, we will study the results carefully.”

Based on the plate waste study done in 2008, and the number of board meals served, 204,500 pounds of food were wasted in the residential dining centers last year. An advertising campaign is currently under way in the dining centers to raise awareness of food waste, and promote the benefits of trayless dining. In an all-you-care-to-eat dining setting, there is a greater tendency to fill a tray with more food than can actually be eaten. As students become more aware of the environmental footprint they are leaving on the earth, dining centers are perfect settings to raise awareness and allow students to make a difference. Dining Services has asked students to e-mail ideas and feedback on reducing waste to reducewaste@mail.und.edu .

Dining Services’ employees have been measuring all edible plate waste for several weeks already, and will also measure the waste generated on trayless day. Plate waste data will be compared and shared with students after Earth Day.
-- Orlynn Rosaasen, Director, Dining Services, orlynnrosaasen@mail.und.edu, 7-3823

Geoffrey Henebry presents ESSP spring colloquium

Geoffrey Henebry, professor of Biology and Geography at South Dakota State University, will present "Changing Land Surface Phenologies across Asia: The Challenge of Attribution" at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Clifford Hall Auditorium, Room 210. Refreshments will be served a half-hour before the presentation.

He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in environmental sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the senior research scientist at the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence in Brookings, SD. Dr. Henebry is also currently an editor for BioScience, Landscape Ecology, and Applied Vegetation Science.

Dr. Henebry will discuss how land surface phenologies enable detection, analysis, and modeling of land change through examples, both retrospectve and prospective, from the Northern Great Plains and Central Asia.

This presentation is part of the UND Earth System Science and Policy Spring 2009 Colloquium Series. For more information contact Michael Hill at 777-6071, or hillmj@aero.und.edu.
-- Kathy Ebertowski, Admin. Secretary, Center for People & the Environment, ebertowski@aero.und.edu, 701-777-2490

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

GroupWise 7.0: Intermediate
April 28, 1-4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Students 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.

Pre-Retirement Seminar - Social Security and Medicare Programs
April 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
This workshop will provide you information regarding the many questions you may have about Social Security and Medicare at retirement. Presenter: Howard Kossover, Public Affairs Specialist for ND and Western Minn, Social Security Administration

Building a Veteran-Friendly Campus-Web Conference Presentation
April 29, 12-1 p.m., Clinical Education Center (CEC) Auditorium-725 Hamline St.

More than 46,000 veterans have returned from the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and are eligible for GI educational benefits. Many of them will start or return to college. In addition to probable emotional needs, veterans will also need special help navigating the campus system and their benefits. This web conference will highlight the unique and varied needs of veterans and explore how your campus can deploy a support network to meet these needs. Administrators in student services, counseling services, disability services, admissions, and financial aid are invited to attend to learn how the Minnesota system has structured their support efforts and hear tips on making their own campus more veteran-friendly. Topics covered include: A call to serve: veteran population deployment: From citizen to solider to warrior: Helping veterans with their rebuilding phase: Veteran-friendly campuses: Laws and policies: What have we learned? What can campuses do? An Academic Impressions web conference sponsored by the campus Veterans Advisory Group and Enrollment Management.

New ADA and FMLA Updates
April 30, 9-10:30 a.m., Twamley Hall, Room 305
Learn new policies and procedures for the American with Disabilities and Family Medical Leave Act. Presenters: Desi Sporbert, Joy Johnson

ABC's of Fire Extinguisher Use
April 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Auxiliary Services, Conference Room
This class will describe the different types of fire extinguishers, what the rating system used on extinguishers means, when to consider using a fire extinguisher, and class participants will be given the opportunity to use an extinguisher in a controlled setting. Information gained in this class will be applicable to the work place, home and motor vehicles. Presenter: Eric Pearson

Physics and astrophysics colloquium is April 24

A physics and astrophysics colloquium will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 24, in 211 Witmer Hall. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. The talk, "Mechanistic Insight into High Valent Rhenium(V) Catalyzed carbonyl Hydrosilylation" will be presented by Dr. Guodong Du, Department of Chemistry, UND.
-- Wayne Barkhouse, Assistant professor, Physics and Astrophysics, wayne.barkhouse@und.nodak.edu, 777-3520

Wellness Center events raise awareness of Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! Come and see these events UND is putting on to celebrate and raise awareness for Earth day. All events take place on Wednesday, April 22.

Earth Fair, Wellness Center Atrium, 2-6 p.m. These businesses will be display the efforts they are making in order to stay green and reduce their carbon footprint.

B - Clean Products, City of Grand Forks & Public Works, Arbonne International, Storm Water & UND Recycling, Safety Environmental Office, Sustainability & Energy Conservation, Waste Management, Ski & Bike Shop
UND Alumni Association

Earth Day 1.5 Mile Walk/Run
Wednesday 5:00pm
Registration begins at 4:30pm
Event starts and finishes at the Wellness Center
Event is FREE! Door prizes will be given out to random participants.

Go Green When You Clean, Culinary Corner, 6:00pm Cost is $5. Register through Work Well.

Today’s household cleaners can be very toxic and harmful if not used properly, as well as expensive. Commercial and chemical based products
are tough on your wallet as well as your health. Join us in the Culinary Corner as we learn how to make our own non-toxic cleaning products that will help transform your home into a non-toxic and healthy haven.

Here are the events happening in Culinary Corner, first floor of the Wellness Center. April 27-May 2:

Food Trivia for the week:

1. What steak sauce was named by the king of England?
2. What cereal is kids’ favorite?
3. What produce company owns one of the Hawaiian islands?

Cheap, Fast and Healthy, Monday, April 27 5:30 p.m. Are you on a hectic schedule and tight budget? Are you sick of going through the drive thru and ordering unhealthy food just because it’s convenient? Come join us on Monday nights for Cheap, Fast, and Healthy! Class is free and no need to pre-register, just show up!

Start Right Breakfast, Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 7:15 a.m. Who said Wheaties is the only breakfast of champions? Come join us bright and early in the Culinary Corner and start your day off right! Learn healthy breakfast options that are easy, delicious, and made for champions. Cost: $5 per person.

Sports Nutrition Series: Marathon Meal Planning- Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m. Are you training for that 5K or half-marathon? Or do you just run for fun? If so, join us in the Burnt Toast kitchen to learn and help prepare meals fit for any runner's appetite. In one night you will learn new recipes tailored to race day, the day before a race, speed workouts and normal runs. Learn when you should eat to get the most out of your fuel on your run and what quick snacks will help with that extra mile.

Cost: $5.
To register: www.wellness.und.edu and click on nutrition and Culinary Corner.

Fruit and Vegetable of the Month, Thursday, April 30, 6 p.m.
Almost everyone needs to eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are essential to promoting good health, assisting with weight loss, and protecting from chronic disease. The monthly class series will focus on a fruit and a vegetable each month. Participants will learn about how to select, sore, and prepare each item. Cost:$5.

Fresh Pasta & Italian Sauces, Saturday May 2, 2 p.m.
Our favorite Food Network Chef is back! John Michael Lerma, UND alum, chef and author lives in Italy part-time hosting his culinary vacations in Tuscany. If you can't join John Michael in Italy, why not join him at the Culinary Corner where he will teach you to prepare the most popular dressings for pasta. You'll even learn to prepare the fresh pasta! Cost: $5 or bring a canned food item

A Tuscan Gathering: An exclusive cooking class, Saturday May 2, 6-8 p.m.
Author, Chef, and Food Network personality John Michael Lerma takes groups of hungry travelers on a culinary vacation of a lifetime to Tuscany. Join him as he demonstrates some of his famous recipes that he orchestrates in the hills outside of Cortona, Italy. Your meal will include his Figs and Smoked Mozzarella Wraped in Prosciutto, Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Tomato Vinaigrette, Grilled Veal Bundles with Fontina, Sage, and Prosciutto, and for dessert a wonderful Dessert Cannoli. Cost: $50/person. Reservations required!

To reserve your place, contact Karina Wittmann at 701-777-0769 or karinawittmann@mail.und.edu or register online at www.wellness.und.edu- click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner.

**Please pre-register by noon the day before each class. Class cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance for full refund option. **

For questions please contact Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services at karinawittmann@mail.und.edu

Trivia Answers:
1. A.1.
2. Surprisingly…Cheerios!
3. Dole

Geology and geological engineering student openhouse is Friday

Geology and Geological engineering will hold an informal student-faculty gathering in 214 Leonard Hall Friday, April 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. to provide information to current and prospective students on geology and geological engineering programs and classes, mentorship, research opportunities, field camp, field studies, careers, geology toys (fun instrumentation), and have a general good howdy-do time. Geology and geological engineering faculty and students will be available for questions and discussion. Of course, food and drink will be available. Dr. Alvis Lisenbee of the South Dakota School of Mines will be available to talk about the field camp. At noon, Dr. Lisenbee will speak on the geological development of the Black Hills.

End of semester ceramic sale is May 5, 6

The Ceramic Art Organization will hold an end of semester ceramic sale at Hughs Fine Arts Center Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-- Sandra Hensrud, CAO President, Ceramic Arts Organization, undcao@gmail.com, 701-740-3427

UND Sioux Boosters meeting features spring football

UND Athletics will have a special Sioux Boosters on Friday, April 24, at noon in the concourse area of the Alerus Center. We figured it would be a great winter recap/spring football game preview. The spring football game is Saturday, April 25. Buffet lunch includes drink and desert for $8.50 per person.
--Laura Eider, Athletics, lauraeider@mail.und.nodak.edu

Regional Brain Bee is April 23

The fourth annual Greater Grand Forks Regional Brain Bee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine. This is a neuroscience competition for high school students, covering topics such as brain anatomy, development, function, disorders, treatments and research advances in neuroscience. This year we anticipate about 12 students will be competing. Previous winners have represented North Dakota at the National Brain Bee in Baltimore.

Please join us in supporting these students. A reception will follow in the Vennes Atrium. For more information, please see http://www.dozelab.com/outreach/brainbee/

This event is sponsored by the Red River Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.
-- Karen Cisek, Lab Manager, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, kcisek@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-6223

Ask the Lab community education event is April 22

Altru Health System and the North Dakota Chapter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science invite you to become a savvy medical consumer. The Ask the Lab Community Education Event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at the Clarion Inn (1210 N. 43rd St.). As part of the ASCLS-ND annual meeting, this community event will provide information on (1) reading your lab work; (2) quality measures used in providing accurate results; (3) consumer costs associated with lab work; (4) careers in the clinical laboratory field; and (5) Q&A opportunity. It is free and open to the public.
-- Mary Coleman, Asst. Professor, Pathology, mcoleman@medicine.nodak.edu, 7-2652

Doctoral examination set for Casey McDougall

The final examination for Casey McDougall, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 2 p.m., April 29, in room 210, Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is: The Effect of Male Confederate Presence, Betting, and Game Play on Male Participant Gambling Behavior in Blackjack. Dr. Jeffrey Weatherly(Psychology) is the committee chair.

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

Technology Trends Forum is April 29

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will host a Technology Trends Forum from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in 10/12 Swanson Hall. Brenda Kallio, associate professor of educational leadership, will present information on Second Life. Staff from the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will also provide information.

This forum will cover:
* Holding class in a virtual world
* Using the virtual world to promote group discussions
* Sending students on a virtual scavanger hunt
* Touring the virtual UND campus

This forum is open to faculty, staff and students. To register, please call Diane Lundeen at 777-2129 or send an e-mail to dianelundeen@mail.und.edu .

-- Diane Lundeen, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies, dianelundeen@mail.und.edu, 777-2129

Doctoral examination set for Linda Marie Peterson Rains

The final examination for Linda Marie Peterson Rains, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 1 p.m., April 29, 2009, in room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is: Remote Rural Students' Perceptions of Their Collegiate Transition Experience. Dr. Margaret A. Healy (Educational Leadership)is the committee chair.

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

UND Homecoming 2009 set

2009 Homecoming is Sept. 28 - Oct. 3. Please send Meghan Hopps information about your events that you would like in the Homecoming booklet that will be sent to alumni. You must have all your information in by May 1.
Please email meghan at meghanh@undalumni.net or call 777-4078.
-- Meghan Hopps, Special Events Coordinator, UND Alumni Association & Foundation, meghanh@undalumni.net, 777-4078

Antique to Chic costume jewelry sale and raffle is May 3

The fourth annual Antique to Chic Costume Jewelry Sale and Raffle will be held at the North Dakota Museum of Art on Sunday, May 3 from 3-5 p.m. Join us for refreshments and live music while you shop for very inexpensive fun jewelry and accessories. Prices start at $1. Raffle tickets will be available soon for $5 a ticket and can be bought at the Museum, select locations, and the day of the event. Raffle prizes include a necklace designed by Mike Zhorela of River City Jewelers; jewelry designed and created by Donovan Widmer, assistant professor of metals; a bracelet designed and created by Dianne Paulsen; a framed print by Steve Augustin and a gift certificate for dinner at Sanders 1907, donated by Kim Holmes.
Antique to Chic is free and a fun way to spend a casual afternoon with friends. If you wish to donate jewelry, drop it off at the Museum, or call to have it picked up by April 30.
-- Sue Fink, Director of Education, North Dakota Museum of Art, sfink@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Doctoral examination set for Christopher WD Jurgens

The final examination for Christopher WD Jurgens, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, is set for 9 a.m., April 30, in room 3933 School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is: Adrenergic Receptor Modulation of Hippocampal CA3 Network Activity. Dr. Van A. Doze(Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics) is the committee chair.

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

Wellness Center lists events

Wellness Center lists the following events.

* Earth Day 2009, Wednesday, April 22
A whole line-up of events to celebrate Earth Day.

Nike ReUSE A Shoe, all month long. Worn out. Play on. Turn your old sports shoes into places to play. Drop off your old athletic shoes for recycle into sports and playground surfaces through Nike’s Reuse-A –Shoe program. Drop-Off point located at the Wellness Center.

Bicycle Communting 101 w/ Joe Vacek, Wellness Center, Tuesday noon to 1 p.m. Register through U2. Beat high fuel prices, get exercise, and have fun! We'll show you how easy it is to commute to work by bicycle. We'll cover equipment, safety, techniques, weather, and look at some local programs. You'll find out how little effort is required to start and how versatile a tool your bicycle can be.

Trayless Dining, all Earth Day long, UND Dining Centers.

Earth Fair, Wellness Center Atrium, Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m. These businesses will display the efforts they are making in order to stay green and reduce their carbon footprint.

B - Clean Products, City of Grand Forks and Public Works, Arbonne International, storm water and UND recycling, Safety Environmental Office, Sustainability & Energy Conservation, waste management, Ski & Bike Shop.

Earth Day 1.5 Mile Walk/Run, Wednesday 5 p.m. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Event starts and finishes at the Wellness Center. The event is free! Door prizes will be given out to random participants.

Go Green When You Clean, Culinary Corner, Wednesday, 6 p.m. $5 - register through Work Well. Today’s household cleaners can be very toxic and harmful if not used properly, as well as expensive. Commercial and chemical based products are tough on your wallet as well as your health. Join us in the Culinary Corner as we learn how to make our own non-toxic cleaning products that will help transform your home into a non-toxic and healthy haven.

Culinary Corner events for April 20-25:
All demonstrations take place in the Culinary Corner kitchen located on the first floor of the Wellness Center.

Food trivia for the week, good luck! (answers are at the bottom)
1. Who is the Tootsie Roll named after?
2. There are 17 different animals found in a animal cracker box, name them:
3. What instant drink owes its success to NASA?

Cheap, Fast and Healthy
Monday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.
Are you on a hectic schedule and tight budget? Are you sick of going through the drive thru and ordering unhealthy food just because it’s convenient? Come join us Monday nights for Cheap, Fast, and Healthy!

Each 30-minute session will feature tips on shopping for fresh and healthy ingredients, easy to prepare recipes, and cost comparisons. Class participants will see the recipe being prepared, enjoy a sample, and leave with a recipe card and nutrition information to make the meal themselves! The class is free and no need to pre-register, just show up!

Start Right Breakfast
Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, 7:15 a.m.
Who said Wheaties is the only breakfast of champions? Come join us bright and early in the Culinary Corner and start your day off right! Learn healthy breakfast options that are easy, delicious, and made for champions. The cost is $5 per person.

Faculty and staff: Register http://u2.und.edu/sessions/
Students: register www.wellness.und.edu, click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner

Sweet Treats: Cupcake II Edition
Thursday, April 23, 6 p.m.
Missed our last cupcake class? No worries, it's back again!
Come to this hands-on class to learn more easy, delicious, and healthier cupcake and icing recipes. Further emphasis on icing and decorating cupcakes will be highlighted. Participants will decorate and take home their own creations.

Cost: $15
To register: www.wellness.und.edu, click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner.

**Please pre-register by noon the day before each class. Class cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance for full refund option. **

For questions please contact Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services at karinawittmann@mail.und.edu

Trivia Answers:
1. The creator’s daughter
2. Bear (sitting), bear (standing), bison, camel, cougar, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, hippopotamus, hyena, kangaroo, lion, monkey, rhinoceros, seal, sheep, tiger, and zebra.
3. Tang
-- Kristine Henke, Marketing Representative, Wellness Center, kristine.henke@und.edu, 701-777-3003

Retirement reception for Janet Kelly Moen is April

Please join us at a reception to honor Janet Kelly Moen for her 24 years of outstanding service to Sociology, Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution and International Programs. The reception will be held on April 29th, from 3-5 p.m. in the mezzanine of the Museum of Art.

Dr. Moen joined the University in 1984. In addition to her commitment to the Sociology Department, she has served as Director of Peace Studies since 1995 and has taught summer courses at the American College of Norway since 1994. She is also a charter member of the Conflict Resolution Center.
-- Kathleen Tiemann, Chair, Sociology , kathleen.tiemann@und.edu, 777-2188

Arts and Sciences Speaker Series to host talk on architects in film

The College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Speaker Series and the Department of English will host Elizabeth Birmingham, associate professor of English, North Dakota State University, who will present "Architects in Film: What Americans Always Think They Know About Architects, Even if They Don’t Know Much about Architecture," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in 116 Merrifield Hall.

Popular film does much to shape our cultural perceptions of professions. As Stuart Hall writes, “popular culture, commodified and stereotyped as it often is, is not at all . . . the arena where we find who we really are, the truth of our experience. It is an arena that is profoundly mythic . . . .where we are imagined, where we are represented, not only to audiences out there who do not get the message, but to ourselves, for the first time.” Film presents viewers with not a profession of architecture as a career path open to anyone, but as a mythic category—one that is raced, classed, and gendered. Using film clips as a place to begin conversation, this presentation examines the mythic features of architects in film, guiding the audience through a discussion of five well-known films featuring architects: The Fountainhead, Fearless, The Towering Inferno, Indecent Proposal, and There’s Something About Mary. This presentation asks us to consider the power of these representations to shape cultural beliefs about gender, race, and class, and how we might both enjoy movies and develop a critical framework to question the assumptions they promote.

All are welcome!
-- Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Assistant Professor, English, rwh@und.edu, 7-6391

Farewell party for Mary Cutler is April 24

A farewell party for Mary L. Cutler, theatre arts professor, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Please join us as we thank Dr. Cutler for her many years of service and wish her well on her departure.
-- Kathleen McLennan, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, Department of Theatre Arts, kathleen_mclennan@und.nodak.edu, 701-777-2871

UND AISES holds quilt raffle

UND AISES Chapter is having a quilt raffle from now until Reading and Review Day. Tickets are $3 for one, $5 for two, and $20 for a 12-ticket booklet. We are raffling a huge green and yellow quilt for our first prize, a half day pass for 2 at the Canad Inn Water Park, and a gift certificate to Texas Roadhouse. Tickets can be purchased from any AISES member, but the easiest place to find tickets is American Indian Student Services from Michelle Kozel on Princeton Street.

For more information, email Tyler Parisien, undaises@und.nodak.edu

Doctoral examination set for Darcie Sell

The final examination for Darcie Sell, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling psychology, is set for 1 p.m. Friday, April 24, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "The Development and Initial Validation of a Relational Health Scale." Kara Wettersten (counseling psychology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Donations of costume jewelry sought for children's art programs

The North Dakota Museum of Art is continuing to collect your old or unwanted costume jewelry for the annual Antique to Chic Costume Jewelry Sale and Raffle on Sunday, May 3. If you have any inexpensive or unwanted jewelry to donate, please bring it to the Museum across from Twamley Hall, or call to have it picked up by April 30. All proceeds will go toward scholarships, supplies, and artists' fees for children's art camps and year round art programs.
-- Sue Fink, Director of Education, North Dakota Museum of Art, sfink@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

15th annual McNair Forum is April 28

The McNair Scholars will present their research at the 15th annual McNair Forum Tuesday, April 28, from 9:40 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:40 p.m. The event will take place at the Loading Dock, Memorial Union. Everyone is welcome. Please join us. The schedule follows.

9:40 a.m. -- Arlene Brown, “Social Costs of Methamphetamines to the Individual”; 10 a.m. -- Andrea Bancroft, “Reducing Recidivism Rates through Reentry Programs”; 10:20 a.m. -- Abdulmalik Mussa, “Comparative Analysis of Ribosomal Modification Mutants in Escherichia Coli”; 10:40 a.m. -- Robert ‘BJ’ Rainbow, “Music and Healing: American Indian Songs and Their Uses in Medicine”; 11 a.m. -- Sierra Abe, “GoodHealth TV as a Tool for Health Education”; 11:20 a.m. -- Elizabeth Luger, “α1A Adrenergic Receptor Activation Reduces Anxiety and Depression in Mice”; 11:40 a.m. -- Kyle Gustafson, “Skeletochronological Assessment of the Wood Frog (Lithobates = Rana sylvatica)”, noon to 1 p.m. -- Lunch (on your own); 1 p.m. -– Ryan Reopelle, “Breast Phantoms for Medical Imaging”; 1:20 p.m. -- Dale Brunelle, “Using Forward Genetics to Identify Novel Insect Resistance Genes in Poplar Trees”; 1:40 p.m. -- Renee Beausoleil, “Effects of Cofilin Knockdown on Actin and Growth Cone Motility”; 2 p.m. -- David W. Cookman III, “Impact of Prairie Fragmentation and Native Plants on Endemic Orthoptera”; 2:20 p.m. -- Ahmed Elmi, “Fuel Cell: A Brief History and its Dynamic Performance”; 2:40 p.m. -- Mohamud Ahmed, “Developing Bio-Based Polyvinyl Acetate From Short Chain Fatty Acids Generated From Cracked Soy/Canola Oil”; 3 p.m. -- Jonna Korpi, “Factors Influencing Behavior Toward the Environment”; 3:20 p.m. -- Andrea Estling, “Mayan Gods and Religious Beliefs.”
-- Jill Teters, Program Coordinator, TRIO/McNair, jillteters@mail.und.edu, 777-4931

Staff Recognition Luncheon tickets on sale now

The 2009 Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Employees will be recognized for years of service in five-year increments, 10 Meritorious Service Award winners will be presented, and the winner of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will be announced. Tickets may be purchased in Human Resources, 313 Twamley Hall, for $4 each or from the human resources manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, May 13. All members of the University community are invited.

Anyone wishing to participate in the luncheon that may require an accommodation should contact me at 777-4367 or e-mail joyjohnson@mail.und.nodak.edu.
-- Joy Johnson, Human Resources Officer, Human Resources, joyjohnson@mail.und.edu, 777-4367

Forensic science candidate seminar is April 23

At noon Thursday, April 23, in 141 Starcher Hall, Igor Ovtchinnikov will present a seminar as part of his interview for a position in the Forensic Science program. The title of his seminar is: "DNA Detective Work in the Heart of Asia: Integrating Population and Forensic Genetics." Dr. Ovtchinnikov is interested in the use of molecular methods in the analysis of forensic evidence. He has analyzed DNA from both recent and ancient sources. Please contact John La Duke (777-3641) if you are interested in meeting with Dr. Ovtchinnikov.
-- John La Duke, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Arts and Sciences, john_laduke@und.nodak.edu, 73641

Denim Day is Wednesday, April 29

April 29 is the last Wednesday of the month, and that means it's Denim Day. Pay your coordinator your dollar, wear your Denim Day button and enjoy going casual, and know all proceeds go to charity. Need more buttons or 2009 posters? Just let me know.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, patsynies@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3791

Doctoral examination set for Michael G. Nygaard

The final examination for Michael G. Nygaard, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 8 a.m. Thursday, April 23, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Impact on Student Achievement Through the Use of the Six Traits of Writing Model." Sherryl Houdek (educational leadership) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Thursday Music Club presents Young Artist Concert May 1

The Thursday Music Club of Grand Forks and the Devils Lake Music Club will host the North Dakota Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Convention Thursday, April 30, and Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, at the Ramada Inn, with the theme "Music ... A Gift to Share."

The public is invited to the Young Artist Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 319 S. 5th St., Grand Forks, featuring Jesse Blumberg, baritone, of New York. Blumberg is the recipient of the 2007 National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Award.

Blumberg created the role of Connie Rivers in Ricky Ian Gordon's world premiere opera "The Grapes of Wrath" at the Minnesota Opera and the Utah Symphony and Opera. He took third prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition in Germany. His master's degree is from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and his undergraduate degrees are from the University of Michigan.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10; students, $5. For more information, contact Mavis Ness, president, Thursday Music Club, at 701-775-9147, or mavis.ness@und.edu .

Master Chorale, UND Concert Choir will perform May 1

Grand Forks Master Chorale and UND Concert Choir present "All-Night Vigil" by Sergei Rachmaninoff at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m. The concert artistic director is UND Assistant Professor Joshua Bronfman.
-- Joshua Bronfman, Asst. Professor, Music, michelleluciaingle@gmail.com, 701-741-1786

Theatre Arts presents "Tartuffe" April 21-25

The hilarious 17th century comedy, "Tartuffe," is set to open at Burtness Theatre April 21-25.

Arguably Moliere’s greatest play, Tartuffe is a hysterical look at what might come of the house of the wealthy lord Orgon when overrun by the lustful con man, Tartuffe. When Tartuffe was originally performed in 1664 it was very controversial with a number of church officials in France. Soon after Tartuffe opened in Versailles, the play was banned, putting Moliere and his theatre troupe out of a work. Moliere, desperate for the money that a new hit play would bring in, wrote three petitions to King Louis XIV to allow the play to be performed. Eventually the request was granted and Tartuffe opened with great success.

Though officials originally wanted to censor Tartuffe deeming it offensive and heretical, it was not so. Moliere’s "Tartuffe" is a satire on religious hypocrisy. Tartuffe was truly the Bernie Madoff of his time, conning Orgon out of his estate and his son’s inheritance while hiding behind religion to accomplish his deception. "Tartuffe" shows through comedy the troubles a family would endure under the rule of a hypocrite and a criminal, and is sure to delight audiences.
"Tartuffe" features Jeff Weatherly as Tartuffe, Julia Porter as Elmire, Derek Jefferson as Orgon, Nicole Quam as Madame Pernelle, Emily Elisabeth as Mariane, Terese Nyberg as Dorine, Megan Lonski as Clarissa, Andrew Markiewicz as Damis and Andrew Scott as Valére. "Tartuffe" is directed by the Theatre Arts Department Chair Kathleen McLennan.

Tuesday through Saturday performances of "Tartuffe" begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information and ticket reservations, please call the Burtness Theatre box office at 777-2587. All tickets are $15 or $8 with a student ID. Free reserved parking is available on campus.
-- Christopher Olsen, Publicity Assistant, Theatre Arts, christopher.olsen.1@und.nodak.edu, 218-341-8588

Proposals sought for Howard Hughes Medical Institute opportunity

UND is eligible to submit a grant proposal to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Program. Each institution is restricted to one experimental and one core proposal. Letters of intent are due May 14. As time is short and we just found out about this opportunity, we are asking those interested to prepare a letter of intent and submit it to the Office of Research by noon, May 7. If we have only two parties interested, we can move forward with ease. If we have more, then the Office of Research will make a recommendation to the President as to who should go forward. Information can be found on the program at the following website: http://www.hhmi.org/grants/institutions/universities.html

If you have any questions, please contact John La Duke at Research Development and Compliance (74280)
-- John La Duke, Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences, john_laduke@und.nodak.edu, 777-4280

Pharmacology, physiology & therapeutics seminar is April 24

Harry Vinters, M.D., professor of cellular and molecular pathology, UCLA Medical Center, will present “How cerebrovascular disease mediates cognitive impairment: Lessons from lesions in the human brain” on Friday, April 24 at 2 p.m. in Rm. 3933 in the School of Medicine.

This seminar is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiological Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Administrative Officer, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, dkroese@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-6221

Purchasing lists policies

A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available from the Purchasing Office. A copy may be requested from Purchasing at 7-2681 or by using the web address:
http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/html/Policies%20&%20Procedures.html#equipment.

When obtaining quotes for Dell computers, please go to the ITSS (Information Technology Systems & Services) web site.

The UND Conflict of Interest policy requires all employees who currently have a business interest in a business entity, or whose spouse, child, sibling, parent, or relative-in-law has a business interest in a business entity that currently does business with the University, or could potentially do business with the University, must complete the “Notification of Business Interest” form and submit it to the Purchasing Office.

Departments should disregard/destroy any credit card offers from vendors (Example: Target, MilesOne Business Platinum Visa, Sears, and Lowes Home Improvement Stores). Department personnel are not authorized to enter into any credit card agreements that are not administered by UND.

UND only supports the “MasterCard” purchasing card and the “Visa” travel card.

To obtain a purchasing card:
â–ª Contact Janelle McGarry, Purchasing, 777-3881
▪ Submit the purchasing card application form (located at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/purchase/index.html select “Forms”) to purchasing
â–ª Attend a purchasing card training session to receive your card

The Purchasing Department is required to be involved in any purchase greater than $5,000. This pertains to the entire cost of purchasing the item(s), including freight. Orders cannot be artificially divided to fall under the $5,000 threshold.

Printing is the exception to this requirement. The Purchasing Department must be involved in all printing that is produced off-campus regardless of the cost.

Contact the Purchasing Department once you have identified your item(s) and determined the approximate cost of the purchase. The Purchasing Department is required to submit all requests to the vendors if the purchase is expected to be over $5,000.

Any concerns or questions regarding the policies and procedures can be directed to Scott Schreiner at 777-2681.
-- Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing, Purchasing, scottschreiner@mail.und.edu, 7-2681

Veterans will pay resident tuition rate

Beginning this summer, all students who have earned veteran status pay the equivalent of the North Dakota resident tuition rate at UND. Students who are not currently eligible for the North Dakota resident tuition rate will receive a tuition waiver which would reduce the billed rate of tuition to the North Dakota resident rate.

This tuition waiver includes undergraduates, graduates, medical students, and law students.

A veteran is defined as an individual who has served on continuous federalized active military duty for one hundred eighty days or the full period for which the individual was called or ordered to active military duty for reasons other than training, and who was discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions. A discharge reflecting expiration of term of service or completion of required service or words to that effect qualifies the shorter term of service as making the individual a veteran.

To verify eligibility for the tuition waiver, students must provide a copy of their DD214 to Carol Anson, Veteran Certifying Official, UND Veteran Services Office, Twamley Hall Room 211, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 7115,Grand Forks, ND 58202-7115.

ND National Guard members, full-time active duty members, and their dependents

North Dakota National Guard members and their dependents and full-time U.S. Military active duty members and their dependents may qualify for the North Dakota in-state tuition rate. Please review the North Dakota Residency Application Form to see if you qualify.**

**UND ROTC members that are not members of the ND National Guard nor full time active duty members of a U.S. Military branch do not qualify under this category.**
-- Carol Anson, VA Certifying Official, UND Veteran Services, carolanson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3364

Librarians bring help desk to Union

Librarians from the Chester Fritz Library will be staffing a table on the main floor of the Memorial Union, weekdays, April 20 - May 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The purpose of this outreach activity is to assist students working on their end-of-semester class projects and research papers. Students are encouraged to bring their questions to the librarians in the Memorial Union or come to the Chester Fritz Library.

Models sought for innovative and best practices in teaching

Do you have a classroom strategy that works really well to engage students and get them excited about learning? Is there a teaching method or approach that you developed for your students as a result of work on a Bush Teaching Scholars project or some other inquiry into their learning in your class that has been particularly successful? Have you developed class exercises or assignments in creating or reconfiguring a class in preparation for the new ES program that seem to accomplish significant learning around broader learning goals? Or an approach that works really well to teach key concepts or ways of thinking to your majors or graduate students?

We know there are many great opportunities for learning being created by teachers at UND. And we are asking you to let us know about the successful, effective and/or innovative teaching and learning strategies that you have developed for our students. We started gathering these strategies last spring with the intent of both acknowledging this good work and compiling inspiring models for others. We have been sharing them on campus to ground ongoing conversations on best teaching practices (you’ll find last year’s models currently posted to the OID main page). And we also hope that over time this collection might grow into something larger for an audience external to UND.

Full application guidelines are available at the OID website (http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/) and the application deadline is noon on May 15. The Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) will evaluate the strategies submitted for inclusion and $750 will be awarded to faculty whose projects are selected. As with all FIDC funding, eligible faculty include those teaching full-time or part-time; tenure-track or non-tenure track; adjunct or professorial faculty. If you would like more information, please contact the Office of Instructional Development at 7-3325 or oid@und.edu
-- Anne Kelsch, Director of Instructional Development, OID, anne_kelsch@und.nodak.edu, 7-4233

Central Receiving closed for inventory April 30

Central Receiving will be closed Thursday, April 30, to perform an annual physical inventory. There will be no surplus viewing.
-- Jacque Brockling, Storekeeper Supervisor, Facilities Management, jacquebrockling@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701-777-3033

Law Library posts extended exam hours

Exam hours for the Law Library are
Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1 -- 7:30 a.m. - midnight
Saturday, May 2 - Sunday, May 3 -- 10 a.m. - midnight
Monday, May 4 - Thursday, May 7 --7:30 a.m. - midnight
Friday, May 8 -- 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 -- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 10 -- CLOSED
Monday, May 11 - Thursday, May 14 -- 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, May 15 -- 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, May 17 -- CLOSED

Studio one features college towns and spring park cleaning

Learn why the economy is different in college towns and the reason flooded parks may not be ready for pedestrians this spring on the next edition of Studio One.

The economy is making things more difficult for almost everyone, but some cities are not as affected because of universities. College towns have the benefit of young people who like to spend money on recreation. “You see a younger generation that has a certain amount of disposable income, likes to spend money on movies shopping or entertainment,” says Grand Forks Public Information Officer, Kevin Dean. Find out how these towns might help soften the blow of the recession.

Also on the show, spring cleaning in the Grand Fork’s Park District is being put on hold. Fifteen employees work year round to keep the parks clean, and it looks like their jobs are going to be a little harder this spring. Learn how labor intensive flood clean-up can be on the next edition of Studio One.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Suzanne Irwin, Marketing Director, Studio One, suzanne.schmidt@und.edu, 701-777-3818

Open Budget Forum is online

The Open Budget Forum recording from Wednesday, in which President Robert Kelley and Vice President for Finance and Operations Alice Brekke discussed how Legislative actions will affect the UND budget, is online courtesy of Online and Distance Education at http://conted.breeze.und.nodak.edu/p78274158/ .
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

Beware of e-mail scams, phishing attempts

E-mail scams and phishing attempts continue to be directed at email users across the country.

Some attempts are directed at students, faculty, and staff members at colleges. In these cases, the account holder receives e-mail messages that look like they come from the university's help desks or system administrators. The email asks users to reply with their log-in/username and password and in some cases other personal information including birth date.

These messages actually come from malicious hackers who use the information to send spam messages from the accounts. Unauthorized access or compromised accounts could be used to do further damage to the university networks or the account holder.

As a safety precaution you should never provide your account password to anyone. If you need to provide personal information for verification purposes, you should call the Help Desk instead of using email.

You should also keep your antivirus software current. If you are using Windows XP or Vista and the McAfee software provided by the university then the most recent version is 8.7. For more information about the McAfee antivirus software please go to http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/security/

Keep your Windows updates current. Microsoft releases patches/fixes for the Windows operating system in the form of updates. Your computer should be set to download and install these updates automatically. Information on checking the settings can be found at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/security/ under 3 steps to protect your computer.

If you are a victim of phishing, please change your password immediately and contact the ITSS Help Desk.

Please contact the ITSS Help Desk at ITSSHelp@mail.und.edu or 701-777-2222 if you have questions. -- Information Technology Systems and Services, (701)777-2222, ITSSHelp@mail.und.nodak.edu.

14th issue of the Legislative Review available

You can access the 14th issue of the 2009 Legislative Review - A Look at Higher Education in Week 15: April 13 - April 17 by on the following web link: http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/reports/default.asp?ID=526
-- Terry Meyer, Office Manager/Chancellor's Assistant, North Dakota University System, terry.meyer@ndus.edu, 701-328-2963

Institutional research briefs now available online

The April 2009 issue of the Institutional Research office newsletter is available at:
http://www.und.edu/dept/datacol/newsletter/Apr2009final.pdf

Highlighted in this issue:
*The 2007-2008 HERI Faculty Survey
*UND's College Portrait
*University of North Dakota Progress Report now available online
*Reminder to use the New (blue) USAT Form
-- Carmen Williams, Director, Institutional Research, carmenwilliams@mail.und.nodak.edu, 7-4358

Offered this summer, Music Fundamentals 101 course

Faculty, could you be so kind as to announce an essential studies course to your advisees. It starts on May 18 and ends on June 7. The hours range from 9 a.m. to noon, five days a week for three weeks.
The course is a fundamental music course which includes learning rhythms, scales, intervals and also some hands on conducting, (as a group only) The course includes four to five tests and several worksheets to be done in class, so I have an idea of their knowledge of the material before testing them.

I thank you in advance, and feel free to contact me at 7-2819.
-- Michael Blake, Professor, Music, michael.blake2@und.edu, 777-2819

River Cinema 12 gift cards now available at Union Services

You can now purchase $15 gift cards valid at River Cinema movie theater for $12.50 at Union Services, located on the main floor of the Memorial Union. These gift cards may be used for admission or concessions and they do not expire. Our hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays noon to 8 p.m.
-- Linda Maszk, Business Manager, Memorial Union, linda.maszk@und.nodak.edu, 701-777-3927

Note 2008 employer satisfaction survey results

Results from the 2008 Employer Satisfaction Survey are in, and results show that employers of UND graduates report being very satisfied with UND graduates!

As part of state-mandated accountability measures, the North Dakota University System contracted with Noel-Levitz to administer this survey to determine the level to which North Dakota institutions of higher education are meeting the needs of current employers. The survey asks employers questions relating to their experience with employees who are recent UND graduates. The questions ask how well these employees are prepared in four general areas important to success in the work place: knowledge and understanding of information, qualities generally expected of employees, general skills, and specialized skills. Employers rate their satisfaction on a 5-point scale, with 1 = Not at all satisfied, 2 = Not very satisfied, 3 = Somewhat satisfied, 4 = Very satisfied, and 5 = Extremely satisfied. Mean scores are calculated to determine an overall level of satisfaction.

When asked about overall satisfaction, employers of UND graduates report the highest level of overall satisfaction in the area of employees demonstrating the qualities expected of a college graduate, which scored a mean of 4.29 out of 5. This is closely followed by the satisfaction reported for employee general skills as they relate to requirements of the job which reported a mean score of 4.28. Employers also report being very satisfied with the overall knowledge and understanding shown by UND graduates both within their major field of study and general knowledge outside the major field. These items scored means of 4.08 for knowledge of the major and 4.07 for general knowledge outside the major.

In the end, employers are asked how likely they are to hire other graduates of UND based on their experience with the current employee. Employers of UND graduates report being very likely to hire other UND grads based on their experience, reporting a mean score of 4.30 out of 5. UND scored the highest mark in this category when compared to all other NDUS institutions.

A complete survey report can be found on the Institutional Research Web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/datacol/reports/subFolder/ess2008/ess2008.htm For questions about this survey, contact me at 777-2265.
-- Sue Erickson, Research Analyst, Institutional Research, sueerickson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 7-2265

Internal job openings listed

The following position vacancies are available only to Regular UND Staff employees who have successfully completed their 6 month probation period, earn Annual and Sick leave, receive BC/BS Health Insurance and TIAA-CREF or ND PERS Retirement benefits. Current UND Faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.

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

PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/COACHES: No vacancies

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL: No vacancies

OFFICE SUPPORT: No vacancies

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE:

POSITION: Building Services Technician/Lead Carpet Cleaner (Mon-Sat, 4:30pm-12:30am), Facilities, #09-254
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/23/2009
COMPENSATION: $21,000 plus/year

POSITION: BUILDING SERVICES TECHNICIAN/ROVER (Mon - Fri, 4:00 am – Noon), Facilities, #09-253
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/22/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 18,746plus/year

NDUS INTERNAL JOB OPENINGS:

Director of Articulation and Transfer


-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

May 1 is the final deadline for SSAC travel grant applications

Friday, May 1, is the final deadline for submission of Senate Scholarly Activities Committee travel grant applications for fiscal year 2008-09. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 2 and Sept. 15. Late applications will not be accepted.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. Although the SSAC encourages submission of travel 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.

Application forms are available at Research Development and Compliance, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on RD&C's home page (on UND's home page under "Research"). Please feel free to contact RD&C (777-4278) for information or guidance when preparing your application.
-- Patrick A. Carr, Ph.D., Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Anatomy and Cell Biology, pcarr@medicine.nodak.edu, 701/777-2576

Faculty research seed money awarded

The Faculty Research Seed Money Fund, a grassroots faculty initiative at the University, was established in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 to help faculty members gather data to strengthen their research proposals to competitive funding organizations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and others.

Forty-two Faculty Research Seed Money proposals were received in December 2008. The proposals were initially reviewed by eight disciplinary area subcommittees. The subcommittees ranked the proposals based on academic strength and the likelihood that information gathered through the projects would make the researchers more competitive in the national funding arena. Attracting more national funding to the University and increasing the level of faculty research at UND are overarching goals of the Seed Money program. The subcommittees submitted recommendations to the Faculty Research Seed Money Committee which made awards in the amount of $300,000 at its meeting on March 27, as follows:

Basic Medical Sciences
Porter, James E., Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, $40,000, “Genomic Expression Analysis of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling Mechanisms Against Programmed Cell Death”

Behavioral Sciences
Ruthig, Joelle C., Psychology, $32,042, “Cardiovascular and Functional Health Crises, Preventative Health Behaviors, and Health Outcomes in Later Life: Applying a Health Congruence Framework”


Engineering and Technology
Ames, Forrest E., Mechanical Engineering, $10,000, “Influence of Turbulence on Low Reynolds”

Neubert, Jeremiah J., Mechanical Engineering, $10,000, “Visually Modulated Motion”

Noghanian, Sima, Electrical Engineering, $20,000, “Microwave Breast Imaging”


Health Sciences
Roerig, James L., Clinical Neuroscience, $40,000, “A Preliminary Comparison of the Blood Levels of Medications in Obese Subjects”

Humanities and Fine Arts
Knight, Andrew J.; Robinson, Sarah A.; Music; Communication Sciences and Disorders; $18,535, “Developing a Music Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Collaborative Treatment Model for Children with Auditory Processing Disorder”

Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Darland, Diane C., Biology, $11,939, “Impact of Environmental Toxins, Cadmium and Cocaine, on Neural Development in Zebrafish”

Newman, Robert A., Biology, $34,600, “Population Biology of Amphibian-Parasite Interactions on Agricultural Landscapes”

Ralph, Steven G., Biology, $11,939, “Identification and Functional Characterization of Candidate Insect Resistance Genes in Poplar Trees Using Forward Genetics”

Professional Disciplines
Schneider, Stuart A., Information Systems and Business Education, $37,500, “The Effect of Text Messaging on the Development and Maintenance of Relationship Over A Student's Academic Tenure“

Social Sciences
Evanson, Tracy A., Family and Community Nursing, $33,445, "rural Nurses' Training Needs for Intimate Partner Violence”

Congratulations to all faculty receiving awards!
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, barrymilavetz@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701/777-4278

Swanson honored as Public Health Worker of the Year

Debbie Swanson, nursing and nutrition supervisor for the Grand Forks Public Health Department, received the North Dakota Public Health Association’s 2009 Public Health Worker of the Year Award.

This award recognizes a member who has made a significant contribution in the field of public health in the past year.

Swanson has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership in local and statewide public health. As spokesperson for the Dental Coalition initiative, her leadership contributed to the start of a Grand Forks clinic for the uninsured and underinsured. She assisted in writing successful grants to support a well-attended obesity summit in Grand Forks, which included nationally known speakers.

Swanson represented the North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) at four national training events and helped to organize a strategic planning session. She took the lead in organizing the Public Health Day at the Legislature for 2009. Swanson has worked to develop more fully NDPHA and ensure its growth and public awareness. Her goal is to see NDPHA recognized as the voice for public health. Swanson’s effort as project manager for the NDPHA Affiliate Capacity Building Grant helped the NDPHA receive a $58,000 grant from the American Public Health Association.

The award is presented annually as part of the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, which is facilitated by the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This year’s conference, scheduled for April 1–3 in Mandan, was canceled because many of the conference’s participants were providing support during the statewide emergency from flooding and severe weather.

The Dakota Conference is a joint effort by Altru Health System of Grand Forks; North Dakota Public Health Association; North Dakota Rural Health Association; UND College of Nursing; and the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Center for Rural Health and Department of Family and Community Medicine.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Specialist, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-3300

Altru hospice of Cavalier and Faith in Action honored as outstanding rural health program

Altru Hospice of Cavalier in partnership with Faith in Action received the 2009 Outstanding Rural Health Program Award.

This award is presented to programs that deliver services in innovative ways, highlight coordination among providers, or improve the quality of care to rural residents.

Altru’s Hospice has worked together with Faith in Action to provide hospice care to the Cavalier area since March 2006. To date, they have served 56 families in Pembina County. Five registered nurses, a medical director, a social worker, an office worker, a certified nurse’s aide, and 11 trained volunteers compose the partnership’s staff. The core belief of the program is that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. Altru Hospice and Faith in Action staff received numerous written expressions of gratitude from patients’ family members, which lent support to granting the award.

The award is presented annually as part of the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, which is facilitated by the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This year’s conference, scheduled for April 1–3 in Mandan, was canceled because many of the conference’s participants were providing support during the statewide emergency from flooding and severe weather.

The Dakota Conference is a joint effort by Altru Health System of Grand Forks; North Dakota Public Health Association; North Dakota Rural Health Association; UND College of Nursing; and the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Center for Rural Health and Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Marrone and Luger receive outstanding student research awards

UND students Sonia Marrone and Elizabeth Luger were recently honored with 2009 Alan Allery Graduate and Undergraduate Awards. The awards honor outstanding American Indian graduate and undergraduate student health researchers. Selection criteria for the awards include quality, impact and significance of research, types of research experience and contribution to the research projects under consideration.

Sonia Marrone is the 2009 Alan Allery Graduate Award winner. A clinical psychology doctoral candidate, she is completing her pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her research interests include health promotion and disease prevention as well as health disparities among American Indians. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, she is of Métis decent with ancestors from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

Elizabeth Luger is the 2009 Alan Allery Undergraduate Award winner. A fourth-year undergraduate, Luger will graduate in 2010 with a double major in Indian studies and psychology, followed by graduate school for clinical psychology. Luger is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and a graduate of Red River High School.

UND students Sierra Abe and Jenna Parisien were recognized as Alan Allery Undergraduate Health Researchers of Promise. Abe is a junior studying psychology with minors in non-profit and political science. Of Hidatsa and Arikara descent, she is originally from Hazen, N.D. Parisien is a senior studying pre-medicine and a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa originally from Belcourt, N.D.

The awards are named in honor of the late Alan J. Allery, Ph.D., a fallen member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Actively involved on the UND campus, he was an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the Center for Rural Health, director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, and director of Student Health Services. His experience included 30 years of work with American Indian people.

The awards are presented annually as part of the American Indian Health Research Conference, sponsored by the UND Center for Rural Health, North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and American Indians Programs Counsel. This year’s conference, scheduled for March 27 in Grand Forks, was canceled due to flood complications around the region.
-- Tara Mertz, Communications Specialist, Center for Rural Health, taramertz@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3720

Heitkamp honored for outstanding service

Heidi Heitkamp, a consultant and lawyer in Mandan, received the North Dakota Public Health Association’s 2009 Outstanding Service Award.

This award honors an individual who has exhibited continued excellence in the field of public health.

While serving as North Dakota’s Attorney General, one of Heitkamp’s greatest achievements was the lawsuit filed against the nation’s largest tobacco companies. She helped to spearhead the campaign to hold the tobacco companies responsible for their actions. The campaign was successful in obtaining large settlements for each state to use for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. North Dakota obtained increased funding based on the amount of work done by Heitkamp. She led the movement to dedicate these payments to tobacco prevention through an initiated measure. Heitkamp then moved into advocating for the measure and educating the public on the effect these dollars will have on the health of North Dakotans. She donated countless hours of her own time, many dollars in travel costs and even funded some of the hard costs of the education campaign out of her own pocket.

The award is presented annually as part of the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, which is facilitated by the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This year’s conference, scheduled for April 1–3 in Mandan, was canceled because many of the conference’s participants were providing support during the statewide emergency from flooding and severe weather.

The Dakota Conference is a joint effort by Altru Health System of Grand Forks; North Dakota Public Health Association; North Dakota Rural Health Association; UND College of Nursing; and the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Center for Rural Health and Department of Family and Community Medicine.

-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Specialist, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-3300