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ISSUE: Volume 46, Number 26: February 18, 2009

Contents
Top Stories
Farewell reception today honors Greg Weisenstein
Search Committee appointed for dean of the College of Nursing
Waffle plan economic benefits for larger communities could exceed $800 million
Events to Note
18th annual Robinson Lecture to explore imagery in sport and exercise
Student Success Center offers noon study skills help sessions
Exercise physiology candidate to speak Feb. 19
Hope Across Borders is Feb. 19
Culinary Corner lists classes for Feb. 17-21
Enjoy Craft Nights at the Culinary Corner
Sweet Treats: French edition in the Culinary Corner
NLSA to host affordable prom attire sale
Bluegrass Festival is Feb. 21
Greenway presentation is Feb. 21
Doctoral examination set for Taras (Terry) W. Lewycky
International student, scholar tax workshop is Feb. 23
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
Technology Trends Forum: Getting a Taste for MERLOT is Feb. 25
Founders Day is Feb. 26; tickets on sale now
PXW exercise physiology candidate presents talk Feb. 26
American Indian Student Services to host Celebration of Achievements
Retirement reception to honor Nikki Seabloom
Grand Forks Master Chorale presents concerts
Doctoral examination set for Ladislav Sallai
Astronomy, astrophysics public talk is March 3
Institutional Review Board will meet March 6
Memorial for Bill Holden is March 7
Announcements
Free men's, women's health exams for students
Host families sought for international students
Senate Scholarly Activities Committee awards travel grants
Summer field trip to Russia may be offered
Studio One features bull riding, comic book store owner
Biggest clearance sale on at Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Ray Richards lists winter golf specials
Volunteers sought for ArtWise Elementary Art Show and Expo
Student assistants sought for Freshman Getting Started
Pregnant women sought for vitamin D study
Internal job openings listed
Research
Division of Research awards $28,198 to faculty in arts, humanities and social sciences
In the News
Staff Senate announces February "U Shine" Award winner
Farewell reception today honors Greg Weisenstein

A farewell reception for Greg Weisenstein, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Dr. Weisenstein has been chosen as the next president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania after serving as UND's provost and vice president for academic affairs since 2005. Please join us in wishing Greg and his wife, Sandra, well as they begin this new chapter in their lives. -- Robert Kelley, president.

Search Committee appointed for dean of the College of Nursing

Martha Potvin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has agreed to serve as chair of the search committee for the position of dean of the College of Nursing.

Committee members include:
Darla Adams, clinical assistant professor, nursing
Jon Allen, associate professor, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Barb Anderson, assistant coordinator, RAIN Program
Cindy Anderson, assistant professor, nursing
Alicia Atkins, graduate student, nursing
Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School
Emily Bina, undergraduate student, nursing
Gerald Combs, director, Human Nutrition Research Center
Tracy Evanson, assistant professor, nursing
Jeffrey Weatherly, professor, psychology
Suzanne Gandrud, businesss officer, nursing
Jan Goodwin, associate professor, nutrition and dietetics
Roxanne Hurley, clinical associate professor, nursing
Glenda Lindseth, professor, nursing
Margaret Reed, chief nurse executive, Altru Health Systems

Questions or comments about the search should be directed to Dean Potvin at marthapotvin@mail.und.nodak.edu or 777-2749. -- Greg Weisenstein, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
-- Greg Weisenstein, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, gweisenstein@mail.und.edu, 7-2167

Waffle plan economic benefits for larger communities could exceed $800 million

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has announced the release of the final results and conclusions for the Waffle® Flood Mitigation Project, a multiyear effort to evaluate the technical, social, and economic feasibility of a basinwide, distributed water storage strategy. Temporarily storing springtime runoff in existing "depressions" within the basin, primarily ditches and low-lying fields bound by roads, would create a distributed network of channels and control structures for the temporary storage and controlled release of the retained water to reduce peak flood crests.

The results of the project indicate that the Waffle concept is a viable means of preventing damage from large springtime floods.

"This approach is particularly effective as a means of intercepting, controlling, and reducing overland runoff and, as such, offers an excellent augment to conventional flood mitigation efforts," said Senior Research Manager Beth Kurz.

"If the Waffle concept would have been in place in 1997, this would have augmented the dikes in place, and we would not have had a flood," said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold, who worked diligently in 1997 to initiate the Waffle project. "There are two types of dikes: those that have been breached and those that will be. The only way to provide real, economically viable security against flooding in this region is by augmenting the current dike systems."

According to the 523-page report, the estimated flood mitigation benefits of the Waffle approach for large communities up and down the Red River Valley are on the order of hundreds of millions of dollars. Some scenarios show that Waffle implementation would save more than $800 million in flood damage over the next 50 years (this is a net benefit, meaning the costs of implementing the Waffle were already subtracted). The cost of flood-related damage from the 1997 flood, a modestly-sized flood compared to other historically documented floods, topped $2 billion throughout the Red River Valley.

The economic analysis was conducted by agronomists at North Dakota State University in Fargo. The economic evaluation included enrollment costs, landowner payments, infrastructure modifications and installations, maintenance, and administrative overhead for landowners who would participate in the Waffle.

Using hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, the study also shows that, if implemented, the Waffle would reduce peak flooding by as much as 6.2 feet along the Red River during a 1997-type event.

"These results are absolutely tremendous," said Groenewold. "Given the history of severe and very frequent flooding in the region, a basinwide flood mitigation approach like this must be implemented to provide long-term security from floods to safeguard the economic vitality of the region. The results show that coordinated, basinwide water management is viable and the Waffle is an excellent example of an option available right now for implementation," he said.

The Waffle approach would also provide unquantified benefits to areas with limited or no flood protection measures, such as agricultural lands, farmsteads, smaller communities, and rural infrastructure. It would also reduce soil erosion and increase soil moisture and groundwater recharge during periods of draught.

"A key factor that makes the Waffle approach such an effective flood mitigation measure is its ability to reduce the overall volume of floods. During field trials of the concept, because of evaporation and infiltration into the soil, we saw an average water loss of about 38% of the total storage volume. Rather than allowing that water to rapidly drain and overwhelm nearby streams and rivers, we were able to slow it down and let a portion evaporate and infiltrate," Kurz said. "To achieve all of the benefits the Waffle has to offer, less than 5 percent of the total Red River Basin land area would have to be used for temporary water storage during the spring."

18th annual Robinson Lecture to explore imagery in sport and exercise

The librarians and staff of the Chester Fritz Library invite all members of the UND community to attend the 18th Annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor). Sandra Short will speak on “Using Imagery to Effect Self-confidence and Performance in Sport and Exercise Settings”.

The women’s musical group, VIVO, will also perform and a reception will follow Dr. Short's presentation.

Dr. Short is a professor in the Department of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Wellness, where she also holds an adjunct appointment in the Psychology Department. She is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in sport psychology, sport sociology, and research methods. Dr. Short is the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including the Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award, and was most recently recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship and Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Student Mentoring.

Dr. Short is one of the associate editors for The Sport Psychologist, the founding co-editor for the Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity (www.bepress.com/jirspa), and has been a guest reviewer for 20 different journals. She has co-authored a book called “Self-Efficacy in Sport,” and has more than 30 research publications, mostly focused on efficacy beliefs and imagery. Dr. Short has been the advisor to more than 30 master’s degree students, and has been a committee member for another 40 master’s and doctoral students. She earned her Ph.D. in the psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity from Michigan State University (1998). Her other degrees include a M.A. in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario (1994) and a B.Sc in psychology from the University of Calgary (1992). She is married to Martin Short (also a professor at UND in motor learning/control), and they have two sons, Stoker (7 years) and Brecken (5 years).

The Robinson Lecture series began in 1991 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Professor Elwyn B. Robinson's publication, "A History of North Dakota." Professor Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the History faculty. The Lecture, together with the Library’s compilation of a bibliography of faculty and staff publications, is designed to recognize the scholarly and creative accomplishments of the UND community.

Student Success Center offers noon study skills help sessions

The Student Success Center will hold 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 the Badlands Room, Memorial Union, from noon to 12:50 p.m. and are open to the entire campus community, with no reservations required. The upcoming February sessions follow:
* Wednesday, Feb. 18, studying for tests
* Tuesday, Feb. 24, taking tests
-- Shari Nelson, Assistant Director of Learning Services, Student Success Center, sharinelson@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2117

Exercise physiology candidate to speak Feb. 19

Jesper Sjokvist is a candidate for the exercise physiology position in physical education, exercise science and wellness. He will address "Effect of High Intensity Training on Rating of Perceived Exertion in Female Soccer Players" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in 172 Hyslop Sports Center. Sjokvist is currently completing his Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University of Alabama. All are welcome.
-- Dennis Caine, Ph.D., Chair, Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness, denniscaine@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4041

Hope Across Borders is Feb. 19

Hope Across Borders, The U.S. campus initiative organization for UNICEF, will host the State of the World's Children Address from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. This event is shedding light on refugee camps and their current conditions and what UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) is doing to help children survive and be educated. We look forward to seeing you there. -- Laura Zard, president, Hope Across Borders.

Culinary Corner lists classes for Feb. 17-21

Culinary Corner classes for Feb. 16-21 follow. Remember there is no school Monday, Feb. 16, so "Cheap, Fast, and Healthy" will not be offered.

Start Right Breakfast
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 17 and 18, 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. Breakfast will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. The cost is $5 per person.

See other classes in the following stories.

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 inquiries, please contact Karina Wittmann, coordinator of nutrition services at 777-0769 or karinawittmann@mail.und.edu
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center, karinawittmann@mail.und.edu, 701-777-0769

Enjoy Craft Nights at the Culinary Corner

Are you a crafty person searching for a time and place to channel your creative energy? Look no longer! The Wellness Center is proud to announce "Craft Night." Each participant will be given table space to work on projects of their own choosing while surrounded by other crafters from a variety of creative genres. As a bonus, a healthy snack will also be demonstrated by a Culinary Corner instructor. Craft Nights in February, March, and April will include a mini demonstration as well. The cost is $10 and please bring your own crafting supplies.

Participants attending the February class will each take home a pair of Swarovski Crystal earrings!

* Thursday, Feb. 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
* Tuesday, March 24, 6 to 9 p.m.
* Tuesday, April 21, 6 to 9 p.m.

To register: www.wellness.und.edu, click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner.
-- Karina WIttmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center, karinawittmann@mail.und.edu, 701-777-0769

Sweet Treats: French edition in the Culinary Corner

Sweet Treats: French edition in the Culinary Corner is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Culinary Corner at the Wellness Center.

Enjoy the sweet life! Although the French are known for many things, desserts are one of their specialties. This hands-on class will feature some easy, but delicious French-inspired recipes that participants will assist in making. Some desserts, which may include chocolate mousse, pain au chocolate, profiteroles and others, will be enjoyed in class and participants will enjoy the rest at home!

Cost is $15, and the class is limited to the first seven people registered.

To register: www.wellness.und.edu, click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center, karinawittmann@mail.und.edu, 701-777-0769

NLSA to host affordable prom attire sale

The Nonprofit Leadership Student Association (NLSA) will host an Affordable Prom Attire Sale from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at 12 Third St. S., across from Town Square in downtown Grand Forks. All dresses and men's attire will be under $50. We will raffle off prize packages to help create a wonderful prom experience. Donations include: Tangles, Jack's Shoes, Regis Hair Salon, Salon Seva, Red Lobster, Paradiso's, Blue Moose, Heels, Rose Shop, Sun Tropixs, Flower Bug, Avon, and many more. Proceeds for the event will benefit CVIC and the NLSA.

We are also accepting donations of used formal wear now through Feb. 20. If you would like to make a donation or have any questions e-mail Meredith at meredith.gilroy@und.edu or call 612-327-7977. Thank you!
-- Meredith Gilroy, Program Assistant/NLSA Executive Chair, Nonprofit Leadership Program, meredith.gilroy@und.edu, 612-327-7977

Bluegrass Festival is Feb. 21

A Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Empire Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Ticketmaster or at the door before the show. There is also a jam session open to the public at Porpoura Coffeehouse from 1 to 4 p.m. downtown Saturday. This is the fourth annual bluegrass festival at the Empire, packed with talent featuring the WoodPicks from Thief River Falls, Minn., and opening acts including Honky Tonk John, and the Goose River Boys. Come and see the Guinness World's Records fastest banjo player, Johnny Butten, and enjoy a great night of bluegrass, contemporary, and traditional music.
-- Darren Schmidt, Sr. Res. Advisor, EERC, dschmidt@undeerc.org, 7017775120

Greenway presentation is Feb. 21

A Greenway presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Debra Hopkins Insurance Office, 404 Third St. NW, East Grand Forks. Cory Folden will present "What's Flapping on the Greenway?" (how to identify birds found on the Greenway). The presentation is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Grand Forks Horticulture Society.

Doctoral examination set for Taras (Terry) W. Lewycky

The final examination for Taras (Terry) W. Lewycky, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in communication and public discourse, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in 200 O'Kelly Hall. The dissertation title is "Dramatistic and Imaginative Language in Public Discourse about Water: A Case Study in the Red River Valley of the Upper Midwest." Stephen Rendahl (communication) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

International student, scholar tax workshop is Feb. 23

International students and scholars are invited to attend the annual international student and scholar tax workshops from 4 to 6 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.

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.

Additional international tax information is available at the Office of International Programs Web site: http://www.und.edu/dept/oip.
-- Shannon Jolly, International Student Advisor, International Programs, shannonjolly@mail.und.edu, 7-4118

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

University Within the University (U2) lists the following new classes.

Managing a Generational Workforce
Feb. 24, 8 to 10 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Learn the differences between the generations and how they impact the workforce. Presenters: Desi Sporbert and Joy Johnson.

How to Process Payment Documentation
Feb. 24, 9 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Learn the process for purchase order payments, blanket purchase order payments, and vouchers. Presenter: Allison Peyton.

New MS Office 2007 - How Will It Affect You?
(Informational PowerPoint presentation, not hands-on)
Feb. 24, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union, Lecture Bowl
Become familiar with the dramatically different user interface in Office 2007 applications - The Ribbon. Learn how to recognize the new file formats for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access 2007 documents. Learn about the file format compatibility issues between Office 2007 files and earlier Office versions. Find out how to install the free Office Compatibility Pack for opening and editing Office 2007 files in earlier Office versions, and how to save Office 2007 files in the earlier version (Office 97-2003 file format). Presenter: Heidi Strande.

Licensed Logo Vendors
Feb. 25, 10 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Step-by-step instructions for ordering trademarked items. Presenter: Sara Satter.

Safe Zone Ally Training Program
Feb. 26, 3 to 5 p.m., Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
The purpose of Safe Zone is to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on the UND campus, thereby making our campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Safe Zone prepares members of the campus community, primarily faculty and staff, to serve as resources on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) issues and also strives to educate the campus community about the Safe Zone program. The goal of the Safe Zone Ally Training Program is to provide a welcoming environment for LGBTQ persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information, and a safe place for the community within our campus. Presenters: Safe Zone committee members.

Do You Have Gym-O-Phobia?
Feb. 18, 4 to 5 p.m., Memorial Union, fireplace, third floor
When someone says the word "gym," what's the first image that pops into your head? It may seem scary, foreign and expensive. That uncomfortable feeling may be stopping you from getting active and living a healthier lifestyle. Don't let it! If you have gym-o-phobia, come and join us in addressing this topic. Presenter: Emily Spicer.
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, patriciayoung@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-0720

Technology Trends Forum: Getting a Taste for MERLOT is Feb. 25

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will host a Technology Trends Forum from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Dorothy Keyser, associate professor of music and MERLOT peer reviewer will present information on MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). Staff from the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies and UND Online and Distance Education will also provide information.

This forum will cover:
*What is MERLOT?
*How can it be used in teaching and learning?
*How can you get involved with MERLOT?

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

Founders Day is Feb. 26; tickets on sale now

The 2009 Founders Day banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Memorial Union Ballroom. A reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. with the banquet at 6:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided during the reception by Jazz on Tap.

In the UND Founders Day tradition, retirees, 25-year honorees, and department and faculty award winners will be recognized during the banquet. A newly-updated Founders Day video will be shown.

Banquet tickets for the Founders Day event are $20 each and must be reserved by Feb. 17 by contacting Terri Machart in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or by e-mail at terrimachart@mail.und.nodak.edu. Or, you can print out a registration form at http://sos.und.edu/foundersday/foundersday2009_r3.pdf and mail it to Terri at Stop 7140.
-- Fred Wittmann, Director, Ceremonies and Special Events, fredwittmann@mail.und.edu, 777-2724

PXW exercise physiology candidate presents talk Feb. 26

Kristin Popp from the University of Minnesota will give a lecture, "Bone Health and Risk Factors for Stress Fracture in Distance Runners," from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in 172 Hyslop Sports Center. Popp is an exercise physiology candidate.
-- Dennis Caine, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness, denniscaine@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-4041

American Indian Student Services to host Celebration of Achievements

The American Indian Student Services (AISS), will host a Celebration of Achievements by honoring UND American Indian graduates Friday, Feb. 27, in the Hopper-Danley Spirituality Center on the UND campus at 10 a.m.

President Robert Kelley, Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services, and Leigh Jeanotte, assistant to the vice president for student and outreach services and director of American Indian student services will attend and help honor the graduates.

The honorees include: Lola Agard, J.D., Audrey Bercier, M.P.A.S., Ryan Eagle, B.P.A, John Gonzalez, Ph.D., Brandon Haskell, Current Student, Tammy Lawrence, B.S.N., and Nelda Schrupp, M.F.A.

Lola Agard received her juris doctorate from the University of North Dakota in 1999. She is currently an associate judge in the Standing Rock Tribal Court. Agard is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Audrey Bercier received her master's of physician assistant studies in May 2007. She is a physician assistant at the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility in Belcourt, N.D. Bercier is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Ryan Eagle received his Bachelor of Public Administration from UND in May 2003. He is the assistant executive director of The Boys and Girls Club of Three Affiliated Tribes in New Town, N.D. Eagle is a member of Three Affiliated Tribes.

John Gonzalez received his Ph.D. from UND in August 2005 and earned a master's of arts in psychology in December 2002. He is now an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the White Earth Chippewa Tribe.

Brandon Haskell is currently an undergraduate student at UND majoring in psychology and aviation. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux.

Tammy Lawrence received a bachelor of nursing degree from UND in 2000. She is currently a clinical nurse at the Spirit Lake Health Center in Fort Totten. Lawrence is a member of the Spirit Lake Nation.

Nelda Shrupp received a Master of Fine Arts from UND in 1993 and earned a bachelor of fine arts from UND in 1990. She is a self-employed artist living in Lakota, N.D., and is a member of the Pheasant Rump Nakota Tribe.

American Indian Student Services was formerly called Native American Programs. This program was legislated and awarded state-appropriated funding in 1978, along with the Department of Indian Studies to address the need for providing support services to American Indian students attending the University of North Dakota. When Native American Programs was created, there were very few American Indian students and programs on campus. Since then, the number of Indian-related programs at UND has grown to 29, and the American Indian student population has grown to nearly 420.

American Indian-related programs and students generate approximately $13 million annually. A large majority of this funding is awarded by the Federal government for a variety of training programs designed for American Indian students. AISS staff members provide multifaceted student support services in the areas of admissions, financial aid, housing, and academic, personal, and cultural advisement.

The main goal of the program is to provide services that enhance the successful transition, retention, and graduation of American Indian students attending UND. Additionally, AISS works with UND administrators to maintain a climate that is responsive to the needs of American Indian students. AISS staff members also collaborate with the tribes of the state, tribal colleges and tribal entities.

Retirement reception to honor Nikki Seabloom

A retirement reception will be held in honor of Nikki Seabloom, associate director for business operations for the Wellness Center, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Christus Rex Lounge. All are welcome to join us as we wish Nikki well in her retirement.
-- Laurie Betting, Assistant Vice President for Wellness, Wellness Center, lauriebetting@mail.und.edu, 777-6055

Grand Forks Master Chorale presents concerts

The Grand Forks Master Chorale presents "Choral Reinventions: Modern Music, Retro Style" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 9th St. S. Tickets are available at the door; adults, $15; seniors, $10, and students, $5.
-- Joshua Bronfman, Asst. Professor, Music, gfmasterchorale@gmail.com, 701-777-3376

Doctoral examination set for Ladislav Sallai

The final examination for Ladislav Sallai, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry, is set for noon Monday, March 2, in 240 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is "Photochemistry of Multiple Metal Coordination Compounds With and Without Metal-Metal Bonding." Harmon Abrahamson (chemistry) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Astronomy, astrophysics public talk is March 3

The Physics Department will celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009 by holding an astronomy and astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, "Giant Eyes on the Sky: How Future Telescopes Will Unveil the Past" will be presented by Wayne Barkhouse (physics). Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a telescope (weather permitting).
-- Dr. Wayne Barkhouse, Assistant Professor, Physics, wayne.barkhouse@und.nodak.edu, 777-3520

Institutional Review Board will meet March 6

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the IRB Office before Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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, Feb. 17.

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

Memorial for Bill Holden is March 7

There will be a memorial service for Bill Holden (husband of the late Victoria Holden) at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Hopper-Daley Memorial Chapel near the English Coulee on the UND campus. Holden died Jan. 12, 2009. He was a former journalism professor in the School of Communication and editor at the Grand Forks Herald, the Chicago Tribune, the International Herald Tribune, and the Des Moines Register.

Host families sought for international students

ELS Language Centers has opportunities available for individuals and families to host international students for a period of four weeks to one year. Host families provide the student with a private room, meals, and transportation to and from classes on UND campus. Families receive a monthly fee for hosting students. Please contact Kristin Pauls at 746-1013 or kristin_pauls@yahoo.com

ELS English Language Centers is an intensive English language program that provides classes for students seeking to build academic skills
necessary to enter a U.S. university.
-- Jill Shafer, Center Director, ELS Language Centers, jill.shafe@und.edu, 777-6755

Free men's, women's health exams for students

Faculty and staff, please help spread the word to students about this upcoming event. Student Health Services is offering students free men’s and women’s health exams. For a limited time, SHS is waiving the fee for physical exams and for gonorrhea and chlamydia testing (HIV testing is also offered and will, as always, be free). Exams will be offered from March 2-5 and there are a limited number of spaces, so appointments should be made as soon as possible.
These free health exams will include:
• Private and personalized consultation
• Complete physical exam
• Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV screening
• Mental health screening
• Immunization review
• Healthy recommendations

UND students can make an appointment now for one of these exams by calling Student Health Services at 777-2605, visit www.undstudenthealth.com, or stop by McCannel Hall.
-- Tom Roskos, GSA, Health Promotion Office, thomas.roskos@und.edu, 777-2097

Senate Scholarly Activities Committee awards travel grants

The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee received 42 travel grant applications, requesting a total of $46,280.56 in response to the January call for proposals. The following awards were made at the committee meeting Jan. 23.

Foreign travel/Hawaii/Alaska travel:
* Emanuel Grant (computer science), $692
* Jaesun Park (management), $968
* Rebecca Romsdahl (Earth System Science and Policy), $1,213
* Timothy Young (physics), $1,000
* Weizhu Zhu (research affairs, School of Medicine), $1,300

Domestic/Canadian travel:
* Michael Blake (music), $198
* Amanda Boyd (modern and classical languages and literatures), $488.21
* Sandra Braathen (information systems and business education), $381.20
* Frank Cuozzo (anthropology), $388.20
* Heidi Czerwiec (English), $348.20
* J. Roberto Demagalhaes (accountancy), $388.20
* Steven Dennis (finance), $368.19
* Dee Ann Ellingson (accountancy), $388.20
* Melissa Gjellstad (modern and classical languages and literatures), $328
* Devon Hansen (geography), $389.20
* James Haskins (finance), $388.20
* Margaret Healy (educational leadership), $488.20
* Xiaozhao Huang (English), $488.21
* Jason Jensen (political science and public administration), $388.20
* Jin-Kyu Jung (geography), $383
* Naima Kaabouch (electrical engineering), $509
* Jeong Lee (finance), $388.20
* Steven Light (political science and public administration), $641
* Patrick Luber (art and design), $313.20
* Jennifer Muehlenkamp (psychology), $446
* Timothy O’Keefe (information systems and business education), $389.20
* David Perry (counseling psychology and community services), $416.80
* James Popejoy (music), $465
* Hassan Reza (computer science), $309.20
* Glenda Rotvold (information systems and business education), $381.20
* Bradley Rundquist (geography), $389.20
* Elizabeth Scharf (anthropology), $477.20
* William Semke (mechanical engineering), $576.30
* Clifford Staples (sociology), $54
* Brian Urlacher (political science and public administration), $378
* Enru Wang (geography), $389.20
* Michael Wittgraf (music), $374.20
* Julia Zhao (chemistry) $388.20
* Margaret Zidon (teaching and learning), $428
* Yanjun Zuo (information systems and business education), $460
-- Patrick A. Carr, Ph.D., Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Anatomy and Cell Biology, pcarr@medicine.nodak.edu, 701/777-2576

Summer field trip to Russia may be offered

Faculty are asked to share this with students:

The Department of Space Studies is considering offering a summer 2009 field trip to Russia. The field trip is aimed at visits to Russian Space Program institutions and facilities.

Participants will be introduced to the Russian Space Program through lecture videos and selected reading materials prior to the trip. The field trip will include visits to selected Russian space facilities in and around Moscow. Preliminary plans are being made for a 10 to 12 day trip during the latter half of June 2009. Tentative plans include visits to NPO *Energia*, Zvezda-Corporation Museums, Joint Space Missions Control Center at Korolyev, Space Museum and K. Tsiolkowsky House-Museum at Kaluga, and other facilities. There will be opportunities for experiencing the culture of Russia, sight seeing in Moscow at such places as Red Square, as well as other historic places. The preliminary estimated total cost for this trip will be about $4,500 per participant (based on a group of 10). This estimate includes air travel from New York to Moscow and back, local transportation while in Russia, accommodations which include breakfast, and study abroad insurance. Costs of travel for the round trip from the participant's home to New York, and other meals are not included.

A similar tour took place in the summer of 2006. For more details regarding the 2006 tour, you may refer to the personal blog provided by Michael Gerszewski, one of the participants of the summer 2006 field trip. Go to http://www.antaressol.com/~mgerszew/russia/

The possibility of academic credit for this field trip is pending. Further details will be available at a later date.

Vadim Rygalov, a faculty member in the Department of Space Studies and a native Russian, will lead the tour. Please contact him if you are interested by e-mailing him at vrygalov@space.edu, or calling him at 777-6041.

Studio One features bull riding, comic book store owner

Learn about the rough sport of bull riding and how one comic book lover works in his very own paradise on the next edition of Studio One. Rookie bull rider Kyle Jahnke will discuss spending eight crucial seconds in the ring. “Cowboys are a different breed. I don’t know how to explain it but they’re a lot tougher than the average people,” says Jahnke. The bulls aren’t the only thing that makes this sport difficult; veteran bull riders also look for ways to give rookie riders a hard time.

Also on the show, see how one man took his childhood love for comic books to a new level. Barry Branvold goes to work every day surrounded by boxes of comics, shelves of trading cards, and walls of action figures. “I think every day is my best day at work,” says Branvold. Find out how Branvold makes his store unique by helping his regular customers find their favorite collectibles.

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 Schmidt, Marketing Director, UND Television Center, suzanne.schmidt@und.edu, 701-777-3818

Biggest clearance sale on at Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Barnes & Noble Bookstore is having the biggest clearance sale of the year. All imprinted clothing and gifts is now 25 to 75 percent off. Bargain books, selected stationery and gifts are 50 to 75 percent off. Stop in early for best selection. All sales are final.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, UND Bookstore, michelle_abernathey@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701-777-2103

Ray Richards lists winter golf specials

Ray Richards is offering a winter golf special. Buy a punch card for five rounds of golf for $45 or 10 rounds of golf for $90. Added bonus: the buyer will receive a free round of golf for buying the 10-round punch card.

Also this year, you may buy a cart seat for each punch card. Five rounds of golf with a cart seat will cost $70 or 10 rounds of golf with a cart seat for $140. A free round is included with 10-round purchase.

Winter golf special punch cards may be bought by stopping at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office or by calling 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Payroll deductions are accepted. The deadline to purchase is March 15.
-- Tom Swangler, Asst Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium, tomswangler@mail.und.edu, 777-4094

Volunteers sought for ArtWise Elementary Art Show and Expo

Join us for the 16th annual ArtWise Elementary Art Show and Expo March 24–26, at the Alerus Center. We are currently seeking volunteers for a variety of positions to make this year’s Art Show the best yet.

We need volunteers for the following positions:
* Assist children with art projects
* Help with set-up and/or tear down
* Ticket sales
* Working with performers and stage management
* Face painting
* Assisting demonstrating artists

Available shifts are:
* Monday, March 23, setup. Choose your own shift anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Tuesday, March 24:
3:45 to 6 p.m.
5:45 to 8:15 p.m.
* Wednesday, March 25:
3:45 to 6 p.m.
5:45 to 8:15 p.m.
* Thursday, March 26:
3:45 to 6 p.m.
5:45 to 8:15 p.m.
8 to 11 p.m., take down

You can volunteer by clicking on the volunteer form on our Web site, www.artwise4kids.com or by contacting Lisa Earls, volunteer coordinator by e-mail: artwise@gfschools.org or call 218-791-5350. We will provide documentation of volunteer hours.

New this year: The business or school that provides the most volunteer hours in support of the Art Show and Expo will receive one year free Art By Children (ABC) business lease. More information about the business lease program is available on our Web site, www.artwise4kids.com.

Student assistants sought for Freshman Getting Started

The Student Success Center seeks applicants for student assistant positions for Freshman Getting Started 2009. The dates of employment are May 26 to July 10. 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, 777-2117, for more information. The application deadline is Feb. 27.
-- Lindsay Kuntz, Academic Advisor, Student Success Center, lindsaykuntz@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-6131

Pregnant women sought for vitamin D study

The College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, has a new study. Preeclampsia, a form of pregnancy-induced hypertension, affects up to 8 percent of women in the United States, or about 300,000 women annually. Preeclampsia and high blood pressure are associated with vitamin D deficiency, a significant problem among rural women in the Northern Plains. The goal of the study is to identify nutritional factors and vascular mechanisms underlying the development of preeclampsia and high blood pressure.

Who is eligible? Women, age 18 and older, who are pregnant and planning to deliver at Altru Hospital. Participants must have had no prior deliveries. At time of application, they should be at 14 or fewer weeks of pregnancy.

What will be required for this study? There are a total of three visits to the Human Nutrition Research Center. Participants could earn up to $75 for this study.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please call (701) 795-8396.
-- Cindy Anderson, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Nursing, cindyanderson@mail.und.edu, 701-777-4354

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.

EXECUTIVE/PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/ATHLETIC COACHES:

POSITION: Research Scientist/Engineer, EERC, #09-213
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/23/2009
COMPENSATION: $50,000 plus/year

POSITION: Research Associate, Geology and Geological Engineering, #09-210
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/20/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 60,000 plus/year

POSITION: Research Scientist, EERC, #09-209
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/23/2009
COMPENSATION: $40,000 plus/year

POSITION: Research Engineer, Energy and Environmental Research Center, #09-207
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/20/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 50,000 plus/year

POSITION: Residence Life Coordinator, Housing, #09-205
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/20/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 26,500 plus/year

POSITION: Research Assistant, Center for People & Environment, #09-202
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/17/2009
COMPENSATION: $30,000 plus/year

POSITION: Career and Academic Advisor & Assessment Coordinator, College of Business and Public Administration, #09-200
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/17/2009
COMPENSATION: $30,000 plus/year

POSITION: Space Operations Analyst, Center for People & Environment, #09-198
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/17/2009
COMPENSATION: $46,000 plus/year

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL:

POSITION: Lead Telecommunications Technician, Telecommunications/ITSS, #09-199
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/19/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 40,000 plus/year

OFFICE SUPPORT:

POSITION: Administrative Secretary (Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm, 20 hrs/week), Geology & Geological Engineering, #09-212
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/23/2009
COMPENSATION: $11.06 plus/hour

CRAFTS/SERVICE/TRADES:

POSITION: Laundry Worker/Delivery/Building Services Technician (Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Facilities, #09-211
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/23/2009
COMPENSATION: $21,000 plus/year

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Wednesday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Facilities/Housing, #09-208
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/19/2009
COMPENSATION: $18,746 plus/year

POSITION: Systems Mechanic (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. M-F, and on call), Human Nutrition Research Center, #09-204
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 2/19/2009
COMPENSATION: $ 38,000 plus/year
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

Division of Research awards $28,198 to faculty in arts, humanities and social sciences

The Division of Research has awarded grants to six faculty members in the arts, humanities and social sciences. In order to support new initiatives, the Division of Research made available $50,000 to be awarded on a competitive basis to faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The awards are to be used to fund research and creative activity which will result in benefit to the University and community. Grant recipients are required to submit a request for funding to an external agency before they will be eligible for another award from the program.

The Division of Research received nine proposals for the fall 2008-2009 call for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Awards proposals requesting a total of $40,428.50 and made six awards for a total of $28,198. Proposals were judged by a committee of faculty members from departments in the arts, humanities, and social sciences chaired by Mark Hoffman, co-director of the North Dakota EPSCoR Program, on the basis of the significance of the project, the quality of the work, the likelihood of the project being completed, and the likely benefit to the University. The committee consisted of Mark Hoffmann (EPSCoR), John La Duke (arts and sciences), David Lawrence (philosophy and religion), Patrick Luber (art and design), James Mochoruk (history), Sheryl O'Donnell (English), and Gary Towne (music).

Because all funding available was not expended for this round, a second round will be held with a deadline of March 31, 2009.

Following is a list of the recipients, their departments, and the amounts awarded:

* Eric Burin (history), "The American Colonization Society Database,"
$3,909
* William Caraher (history), "Pyla-Koustopetria Archaeological Project: Excavations in the Coastal Region of Pyla Village, Cyprus," $4,872
* Charles Miller (philosophy and religion), "Rev. Ephraim Weston Clark: The Kawaiah'o Years (1848-1863)," $4,857
* Michelle Sauer (English), "Anchoritic Texts and Contexts: An Arts and Sciences Grant Application," $5,000
* Jack Weinstein (philosophy and religion), "Adam Smith Against the World: A Grant Request for Book Acquisition," $3,665
* Michael Wittgraf (music), "The Creation of Large-Scale Interactive Computer Music with MIDI Wind Controller," $5,895.
-- John C. La Duke, Ph.D., Interim Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, john_laduke@und.nodak.edu, 701/777-4278

Staff Senate announces February "U Shine" Award winner

UND Staff Senate is proud to announce the February “U Shine Award” recipient Kristen Peterson. She was nominated by Janice Troitter and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President Janice Hoffarth Feb. 3.

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 Janice had to say about Kristen:

“Kristen is our front-line person. Prior to implementing Notifind, the campus conducted an experimental run of the emergency notification process that was in place at that time. Kristen had just recently started working as our secretary and had not done this task before. This involved contacting the entire campus building contact person list as quickly as possible. It was a rather tense exercise as it was being timed for effectiveness and all eyes were on her. She accomplished this task with great composure and professionalism.”

All UND staff members are eligible to receive this award. Nominations can be submitted through the Staff Senate Web site, http://www.und.edu/org/undss/ or forms are available at UND Facilities, Dining Services and the Memorial Union Post Office.

Nominations must be received by the 15th monthly and awards are presented the first business day of the following month.
-- Janice Hoffarth, President, Staff Senate, janice_hoffarth@und.nodak.edu, 777-2646