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ISSUE: Volume 46, Number 18: December 17, 2008

Contents
Top Stories
President's office invites resource proposals
Forum Communications CEO to deliver addresses, receive honorary doctorate
Faculty, administrative staff invited to participate in winter commencement
Weisenstein named president of West Chester University
Events to Note
Reception set to honor Tami Carmichael, ND CASE/Carnegie Professor of the Year
Online and Distance Education plan open house Dec. 18
Museum End-of-Year Party is Dec. 18
Fire Hall Theatre presents Holiday Cabaret
Graduation reception for Laura Munski is Dec. 19
Grand Forks Master Chorale presents concerts Dec. 20-21
Farewell reception set for Leander "Russ" McDonald
Museum Family Holiday Art Party is Saturday
John Michael Lerma is returning to UND
Announcements
Graduate School calls for abstracts for Scholarly Forum
UND bibliography submissions due Dec. 22
Holiday hours listed
Chester Fritz Library lists holiday hours
Law Library announces holiday hours
Student Health Services lists semester break hours
Museum open during holiday break
Center for Rural Health to support federal VA's Office of Rural Health
Rural hospitals receive funds through Center for Rural Health
Nominations sought for Student Employee of the Year
Studio One features holiday decor, food waste
People sought to pose as patients
Museum Shop offers great gift ideas
Class instructors sought for Culinary Corner
Museum Cafe lists specials, soups
Wellness Center sponsors FAB 4 contest
Ray Richards golf course season passes now available
Ray Richards lists winter golf specials
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Chapbook "Hiking the Maze" by UND poet to be released in January
President's office invites resource proposals

The Office of the President invites individuals, in consultation with their Unit leadership to develop White Papers that request resources to develop ideas under one of the following directives:

1. Existing Groups. Demonstrates that the addition of individuals and/or resources to an existing working group will bring that group to a national prominence that is not quite attainable with the current resources. Current, highly successful groups (e.g. Centers of Excellence groups) will need significant justification to receive consideration. We suggest that those groups be taking a radical turn
in a new direction that would build on existing strengths but are currently missing members/facilities in that new direction they plan to move.

2. New Groups. Ideally brings together individuals from more than one department/unit to form a new group of faculty that will: reach a level of collaboration, expertise, and synergy not before realized,
is limited by missing key members or resources, and will bring national prominence to that group with the addition of resources. Groups formed from within a department will also be considered.

Although there are no guarantees of support, the Office of the President intends to work with the faculty with the best ideas to seek the resources to develop those working groups. You are limited to two pages of text (no citations) that gives the basis for the group, the current resources, the needed resources, and the impact of the group on either teaching, research, or economic development.

There should be only one additional page for a budget and each proposal must include the approval signature lines of department chairs and deans for all participants on a separate page. [four pages total] These are due to the President's Office Wednesday, Jan. 7 (new deadline).

If you have questions, please contact John La Duke, associate dean of arts and sciences, John_laduke@und.nodak.edu. 777-3641.

Forum Communications CEO to deliver addresses, receive honorary doctorate

There are 774 University of North Dakota undergraduate and graduate students who are candidates for graduation at this year's winter commencement ceremonies set for Friday, Dec. 19, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

The Graduate School will hold its graduation event at 10 a.m., while the undergraduate ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Both ceremonies will be broadcast live on Grand Forks area Cable Channel 3, as well as Web-streamed. The Internet video feed will be available on the UND home page, www.und.edu beginning 30 minutes before each ceremony, as will the program on Channel 3.

The video of the ceremonies will be archived, allowing online viewers to watch it later, and will also be rebroadcast on Grand Forks area Cable Channel 3, from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, each at noon, 8 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

William "Bill" Marcil, CEO of Forum Communications and UND alumnus, is slated to deliver commencement addresses at both the undergraduate and graduate events.

Marcil also will receive an honorary degree from UND for his long, distinguished career in the fields publishing, media and journalism. The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education approved the Honorary Doctorate of Letters degree for Marcil last month. President Robert Kelley will confer the honorary degree on Marcil during the 10 a.m. Graduate School ceremony, and it also will be acknowledged during the 2 p.m. event.

There have been more than 200 UND honorary degree recipients over the last 99 years, including President John F. Kennedy in 1963, Crown Prince Olav of Norway in 1939, journalist Eric Sevareid in 1970, philosopher Mortimer Adler in 1983 and famed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey in 1990. UND presented its first honorary degree in 1909 to Webster Merrifield who served the University for 25 years, including 18 as its third president.

Marcil will join other notable recent honorary degree recipients from UND including Phil Jackson, legendary National Basketball Association coach of the L.A. Lakers and former coach of the Chicago Bulls (August 2008); U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer (May 2008); Jean Kiesau, a long-time Grand Forks business and community leader who was president of Home of Economy (May 2008); and Steinar Opstad, an international communication, business and education expert known as UND's greatest ambassador in Europe (August 2008).

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education will be represented at the graduation ceremonies by Grand Forks' own Duaine Espegard.

A native of Rolette, N.D., Marcil graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in business administration in 1958. He started a career in newspapers in 1961, when he joined The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead as a retail advertising salesman. He would move up within The Forum organization, holding positions, such as classified advertising manager, promotion director, production manager and assistant to the publisher.

In 1969, Marcil was named president of The Forum Publishing Co., and publisher of the newspaper upon the death of his father-in-law, Norman D. Black Jr. The move made Marcil a fourth generation family owner of the newspaper. He was 33 at the time and had experience in every department of the newspaper except editorial.

Under Marcil's 37 years of leadership, the company has experienced significant growth and change. Marcil formed Forum Communications Co., adding news and printing operations in four states -- North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In 1997, Marcil joined the news gathering powers of The Forum newspaper with WDAY Television on the Web, creating online synergies and collaboration between two once fierce competitors in the news business. The move was hailed as ground-breaking and innovative in the region and has proved to be a successful partnership. More recently, in 2006, Forum Communications acquired the Grand Forks Herald, the Duluth News Tribune, The Daily Telegram in Superior, Wis., and weekly newspapers in Cloquet, Minn. and Two Harbors, Minn. Today, the company owns 35 newspapers, seven commercial printers, two interactive Web sites, and is the licensee of television stations in North Dakota's four largest cities. It is the third-largest media company in Minnesota and the largest in North Dakota, employing about 2,200 people.

Marcil served as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1994 to 1995, helping to promote the chamber's "grassroots communication program" for effectively lobbying support from the federal government.

Marcil also has been committed to building a strong future for North Dakota and helping to advance economic development in the state. He has chaired both the Greater North Dakota Association and the North Dakota Vision 2000 Committee. In 1990, he received the Greater North Dakotan Award from the Greater North Dakota Association for his outstanding business leadership. That same year, he received the Sioux Award, the highest honor given by the UND Alumni Association.

In 1992, Marcil was presented with the North Dakota National Leadership Award of Excellence by the State of North Dakota.

Marcil was inducted into to the North Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame by the North Dakota Newspaper Association, and a year later, he became the 35th North Dakotan honored with the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award, the states' highest honor of life achievement.

Faculty, administrative staff invited to participate in winter commencement

I invite members of the faculty and administrative staff to participate in the winter commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 19. Two ceremonies will be held and faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to march in academic regalia in one or both events.

The ceremony for all graduate degrees will begin at 10 a.m. and all undergraduate degrees will be awarded at the ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Both events will be held in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty and administrators should assemble in the lower level of the Auditorium and be ready to process at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. University marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their places in the procession.

Please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events in the vice president for student and outreach services office at 777-2724 by Wednesday, Dec. 17, or send an e-mail message to Terri Machart at terrimachart@mail.und.nodak.edu if you plan to participate so that an appropriate number of seats can be reserved. When responding, please make sure to indicate if you will be participating in one or both ceremonies.

I encourage participation by faculty and administrative staff to help make commencement a memorable occasion for our graduates and their guests.
-- Robert Kelley, president, Office of the President, rokelley@mail.und.edu, 7-2121.

Weisenstein named president of West Chester University

Greg Weisenstein, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been named the new president of West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He will begin his duties in March. In order to have seamless transition, President Robert Kelley has named Paul LeBel, dean of the School of Law, to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs until the end of a national search to fill Weisenstein's position. While LeBel is serving in that capacity, Kathryn Rand will serve as acting dean of the School of Law.

The following is a message from Dr. Weisenstein:

Dear friends and colleagues:

I want to let you all know that I have accepted the Presidency at West Chester University, a member campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. While I am delighted at the opportunity to lead the second largest university in the Pennsylvania State System and an institution that is widely know for its excellence, I am sad to be leaving people on and off campus who I consider among the best anywhere in the country. My wife, Sandra, and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Grand Forks and have made friends who will remain close to us for the remainder of our lives. I am also convinced that the University of North Dakota’s future is very bright and that I will continue to read about the fantastic things that people at the institution are accomplishing. Having been a part of this great institution has indeed been a privilege.

Reception set to honor Tami Carmichael, ND CASE/Carnegie Professor of the Year

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Tami Carmichael, director of humanities and integrated studies, the 2008 North Dakota Professor of the Year. The United States Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country, those who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students. It is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. CASE and the Carnegie Foundation have been partners in offering Professors of the Year since 1981. Former UND winners are: Thomas Owens, chemical engineering (2000); John Reid, geology and geological engineering (1996); and Daniel Sheridan, English (1995).

Dr. Carmichael was nominated by the provost’s office and selected from nearly 300 top professors throughout the country. This year, there are winners in 44 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. All of the 2008 U.S. Professors of the Year were honored at a luncheon and awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in November.

Everyone is welcome to this reception in honor of Dr. Carmichael and in recognition of the importance of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Please come Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center and offer your congratulations.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, VPAA, joan_hawthorne @und.nodak.edu, 7-4684

Online and Distance Education plan open house Dec. 18

Online and Distance Education and Distance Engineering invite you to a holiday open house from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in 225 Harrington Hall. Come see the new office, enjoy refreshments, and meet the people who work behind the scenes in online courses.
-- Catherine Olson, Instructional Support Technologist, Online & Distance Education, catherineolson@mail.und.edu, 777-4841

Museum End-of-Year Party is Dec. 18

The staff and trustees of the North Dakota Museum of Art invite you to an End of the Year Celebration with the University community including staff, faculty, alumni, and University friends Thursday, Dec. 18, starting at 4 p.m. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. We will light the trees in the Museum Garden as part of our Keep the Museum Lights Bright campaign.

All guests take 10 percent off in the Museum Shop that afternoon (on top of members' discounts).
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 701-777-4195

Fire Hall Theatre presents Holiday Cabaret

Join acclaimed vocalist Job Christenson and accompanist Marlys Murphy at a "Holiday Cabaret" at the Fire Hall Theatre Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. Christenson will present his favorite holiday selections, and have copies of his brand new holiday CD available for purchase.

Kick off the new year with a "New Year's Cabaret," Friday, January 2, at 7:30 p.m. with Darin Kerr, Deborah Berger and Jared Kinney.

Admission is $15 at the door for both cabarets. Proceeds from the Friday Night Cabaret series benefit the artist and the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre. Wine and light hors douvres will be served.

The Fire Hall Theatre is located at 412 2nd Ave. N., nestled between City Hall and Central High School Auditorium, in downtown Grand Forks.
For more information, visit us online at www.ggfct.org.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, info@ggfct.org, 701-746-0847

Graduation reception for Laura Munski is Dec. 19

The University community is cordially invited to attend a graduation celebration for Laura Munski from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4301 Dartmouth Dr. Her Ph.D. degree will have been conferred upon her from the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of North Dakota commencement.

Grand Forks Master Chorale presents concerts Dec. 20-21

The Grand Forks Master Chorale will present "A Scandinavian Christmas" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 S. 9th St, Grand Forks. Tickets are available at the door: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students.
-- Michelle Lucia-Ingle, Interim Manager, Master Chorale, gfmasterchorale@gmail.com, 777-3376

Farewell reception set for Leander "Russ" McDonald

Faculty and staff at the Center for Rural Health invite you to a farewell reception for Leander “Russ” McDonald, assistant professor and director for the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at the UND medical school’s Vennes Atrium.

Dr. McDonald has accepted a position as vice president of academic affairs at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (Little Hoop) in Fort Totten, N.D.

An enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Nation, he has been helping Native communities determine their health and social needs for the past 12 years at UND. He and his colleagues have created a national needs assessment process that has assisted more than 330 tribes, Alaska villages and Hawaiian homesteads in gathering Native elder data for their communities. The communities can use the results for grant-writing, long-term planning and community development.

Dr. McDonald has been a champion in advocating for improved health and wellness of Native elders. He is known for sharing his Dakota and Arikara culture, language, respect and contagious humor and laughter to everyone he meets. He has testified before the Senate Committee on Indians Affairs, and presented policy recommendations to the National Congress of American Indians.

Dr. McDonald has been awarded university, regional and national TRIO awards (federal educational opportunity outreach program) to honor his educational and career success. He also has received the distinguished Outstanding Alumni Award for his accomplishments and service to UND and the community.

Please join us to celebrate his accomplishments and wish him well.
-- Wendy Opsahl, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, wopsahl@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-0871

Museum Family Holiday Art Party is Saturday

The North Dakota Museum of Art invites families and their holiday guests to attend an art-making party Saturday, Dec. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in for a while or spend all day creating collages. There is no admission and all ages are welcome. Refreshments, music and materials are supplied. While you are here, enjoy "Animals: Them and Us," an exhibit by various artists who use animals in their artwork.

The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends except Dec. 27 when we open at 10 a.m. We are closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive across from Twamley Hall on the University campus. For more information call or visit our Web site at www.ndmoa.com
-- Sue Fink, Director of Education, North Dakota Museum of Art, ndmoa@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

John Michael Lerma is returning to UND

Mark your calendars -- nationally known chef and UND alum John Michael Lerma will return to UND Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. for a live cooking demonstration. The event will be held in the Culinary Corner at the Student Wellness Center. All are welcome! More information to come. The event is sponsored by the Wellness Center and the English Department.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center, karinawittmann@mail.und.edu, 701-777-2719

Graduate School calls for abstracts for Scholarly Forum

The Graduate School is calling for abstracts for the 2009 Scholarly Forum. The two day campus-wide event focuses on graduate student and faculty research and creative scholarship at UND. The Scholarly Forum will be held March 11 and 12 in the Memorial Union, featuring oral presentations, panel sessions and a poster session. The deadline for abstracts is Monday, Feb. 2. Session times are limited, so submit your abstract early.

All abstracts must be submitted on the electronic form provided on the Graduate School Web site. It is also important to read the submission guidelines. We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

For further information contact susancaraher@mail.und.edu
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations Specialist, The Graduate School, susancaraher@mail.und.edu, 7-2425

UND bibliography submissions due Dec. 22

The Chester Fritz Library is compiling the annual university-wide bibliography of book(s), journal article(s) and creative activities, such as public performances or juried exhibitions. The library is asking UND departments and units to provide the Chester Fritz Library with a list of faculty, staff and students and the related citation for publications or creative activities produced between September 2007 and August 2008.

The submitted information will be used to compile the only comprehensive bibliography of research and creative activities at UND. It will be distributed on campus and made available via the Library’s Web site. To have a publication included in the bibliography, please use correct bibliographic citations following either the Chicago Manual of Style of Kate L. Turabian, or the appropriate citation format for your discipline.

Please send a MS Word attachment by e-mail to brianbaier@mail.und.edu. In case of multiple authors, please bold all UND faculty and staff, including teaching and research assistants. The deadline for submission is Monday, Dec. 22.

The 18th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture is being planned. We will keep you informed as to the date and time of this event.

Thank you for your assistance.
-- Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries, Chester Fritz Library, wilburstolt@mail.und.edu, 777-2189

Holiday hours listed

Thursday, Jan. 1, will be observed as a holiday by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday. -- Greg Weisenstein, vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human resources.

Chester Fritz Library lists holiday hours

The Chester Fritz Library will observe the following hours of operation for the holidays: Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 30-31, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1 (New Year's Day), closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10-11, closed.
-- Karen Cloud, Administrative Assistant, Chester Fritz Library, karencloud@mail.und.edu, 7-2618

Law Library announces holiday hours

Holiday hours for the Law Library follow: Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 30-31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1, closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4, closed; Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan.10-11, closed.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.edu, 7-3482

Student Health Services lists semester break hours

Student Health Services will be closed the Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 24, all day Thursday, Dec. 25, and all day, Jan. 1, in observance of state holidays. The clinic will be open during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26.

Students with immediate health care needs may access community health care providers. Emergency care is available at the Altru Emergency Room, 1200 S. Columbia Road. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Urgent care services are available at the locations listed below. Charges incurred for use of off-campus health care options are the responsibility of the individual.

Altru Urgent Care
1200 S. Columbia Rd. Use emergency room entrance
701-780-5968

Aurora Urgent Care
1451 44th Ave. S.
701-732-2710
-- Jane Croeker, Health Promotion Advisor, Student Health Services, jane.croeker@und.edu, 777-2097

Museum open during holiday break

The North Dakota Museum of Art will be open during the holiday break.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The Museum will be closed Jan. 1 (New Year's Day).
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 701-777-4195

Center for Rural Health to support federal VA's Office of Rural Health

The Center for Rural Health has been selected to provide support to the federal Office of Rural Health (ORH) within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The five-year, multimillion dollar partnership will provide program and regulatory support for rural VA endeavors.

The newly created ORH is charged with establishing processes that will enhance the delivery of care to rural veterans, supporting studies that improve health care, testing innovative care delivery models through new pilot programs, and using newly generated information to translate these results into policies to be shared across the continuum of care for rural veterans.

“What we discover through the Center’s projects will influence how veteran health care is delivered across rural America,” said Alana Knudson, associate director for research at the UND Center for Rural Health and the Fargo VA Medical Center.

The Center for Rural Health will provide support in such areas as communications, dissemination of new research, and development of an ORH Web site. The Center for Rural Health’s partners in this effort include Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago; Atlas Research LLC; and the National Rural Health Association.

“UND’s Center for Rural Health views rural veterans’ health care needs as a priority concern. We’re committed to doing everything we can to help ensure the success and value of the federal Office of Rural Health to rural veterans,” said Mary Wakefield, director of the Center for Rural Health.

“Through collaborative projects, the Center for Rural Health can continue to fulfill its mission of strengthening the health of people in rural communities,” says Dr. Knudson. “The ORH will help ensure that quality care is provided for rural veterans.”
-- Wendy Opsahl, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, wopsahl@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-0871

Rural hospitals receive funds through Center for Rural Health

The Center for Rural Health disbursed over $289,000 from the Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) to 35 small rural hospitals in North Dakota.

Administered by the Center for Rural Health, SHIP is funded through a grant from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The purpose of the program is to help small rural hospitals fund studies of hospital reimbursement, ensure privacy of patient information and support quality improvement. Each hospital has the option of applying their individual grants to any or all of the three aforementioned areas. Funds have been used to upgrade equipment for financial operations and information technology, and for staff training, consultation and educational materials.

“Since the program began in 2002, each of North Dakota’s 35 eligible small rural hospitals have received an average of $9,000 each year,” said Marlene Miller, program director at the Center for Rural Health. “To date, the total impact to North Dakota is $2.3 million.”
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Specialist, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-3300

Nominations sought for Student Employee of the Year

The University of North Dakota announces a new award for student employment, Student Employee of the Year. The Student Employee of the Year will be a chance for on-campus department supervisors to nominate and highlight their outstanding full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student employees that portray reliability, quality of work, professionalism, and show creativity and independence when dealing with work situations. Students must have a 3.0 or higher institutional cumulative GPA and be currently employed as a Federal Work Study student or institutional student at the time of nomination. The individual that is selected by the Student Employee of the Year Committee will receive a $500 award for spring semester. The Student Employee of the Year Committee will forward this year's recipient to the Regional Student Employee of the Year and the student could possibly advance to the National Student Employee of the Year.

To nominate a student employee please go to www.financialaid.und.edu/Student_Employment_Guide.html. All nominations are due to the Student Financial Aid Office by Feb. 1. Presentation of the award will be April 24 during the Memorial Union Leadership Awards. For details contact Hanna Baker, student employment clerk, hannabaker@mail.und.edu or Janelle Kilgore, Student Financial Aid student employment administrator, janellekilgore@mail.und.edu.
-- Janelle Kilgore, Financial Aid Administrator, Student Financial Aid, janellekilgore@mail.und.edu, 7-4794

Studio One features holiday decor, food waste

Learn how to make creative holiday decorations and how to reduce food waste on the next edition of Studio One. Local nursery and landscaping expert Darlene Shea has been making Christmas decorations for almost 30 years. On this week's show, she will demonstrate how to make “Pot Stuffers,” which are festive holiday decorations. These pots are versatile and affordable. Shea will give tips to personalize your “Pot Stuffer.”

Also, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that food waste spikes 25 percent during the holidays in the United States. Find out some interesting tips for using leftovers and learn what some people are doing to help reduce food waste.

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 Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One 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, Director of Marketing, UND Television Center, suzanne.schmidt@und.edu, 701-777-3818

People sought to pose as patients

The Office of Medical Education is seeking people to hire as patients for medical students. We are seeking people who would help students learn and practice history taking and physical exam skills. You would be paid $50 for your afternoon of participation. The students learn a lot from this experience and your willingness to help would be greatly appreciated.

A diverse group of healthy men and women, ages 18 to 80, are needed with:
* a flexible schedule
* transportation to and from the University
* a limited number of medications and health problems

We need you for only one of the following Tuesday afternoons from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. Sorry, you can’t come more than once. The afternoons are Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3. You will be interviewed and examined by three different student physicians. The experience would be much the same as a visit to your own doctor’s office. You would be asked to share your personal medical history and allow the student to do a physical exam. This does not require shots, blood tests or other invasive procedures. Students are observed by physicians and all information given is confidential. If there is medical or personal information you do not wish to share, you don’t have to.

If you are interested, please contact Dawn at 777-4028 in the Office of Medical Education as soon as possible. Please feel free to pass this information along to others you know who may be interested.
-- Dawn Drake, Coordinator, Standardized Patient Program, Office of Medical Education, ddrake@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-4028

Museum Shop offers great gift ideas

The Museum Shop is a haven away from the holiday hustle and bustle filled with exotic treasures from around the world. Ethnic and contemporary jewelry, Native American baskets, silk pillows from India, pottery by regional artists, books, toys, puzzles, maps and much more. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive, UND campus. Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 701-777-4195

Class instructors sought for Culinary Corner

Calling all cooks! Are you a whiz in the kitchen, or just have a knack for cooking? Then the Culinary Corner is looking for you! The Culinary Corner demonstration kitchen at the Wellness Center is expanding its classes for next semester and is looking to the experience of the faculty and staff at UND. If you are interested in leading a class in the kitchen, please notify Karina via the contact information below. Volunteer class instructors have the opportunity to earn free monthly Wellness Center memberships with minimum hours worked.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center, karinawittmann@mail.und.edu, 701-777-2719

Museum Cafe lists specials, soups

The North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe lists its daily soups and specials: 



Dec. 17-19:
Soups: Mexican Beef Chili, Knoephla
Wednesday: Beef Quesadillas
Thursday: Leg of Lamb
Friday: Sushi

Dec. 22-23:
Soup: Tomato Basil
Monday: Chicken Roulade
Tuesday: Beef Stir-Fry

The Museum Cafe is closed Dec. 24, and will re-open Jan. 5. It is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 701-777-4195

Wellness Center sponsors FAB 4 contest

Have you been thinking about wanting to live a healthier lifestyle but have no idea where to start? We have the answer for you! At the end of the fall semester, the Work Well program is going to randomly select four people that are ready to jump on the road to wellness. We will work with you for the next five months as you begin taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle. As part of this program you will receive: a free one-year membership to the Wellness Center, two fitness assessments (pre and post), personal training sessions at no cost to you, a free pass to attend a “Culinary Corner” cooking class every month, and weekly sessions with a Work Well coach. Apply online at the Work Well Web site, www.workwell.und.edu or contact Andrew at 777-0210 for a paper copy. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Dec. 19. Participants will be selected and notified before Jan. 1.
-- Andrew Miller, Work Well Coordinator, Work Well, andrewmiller@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Ray Richards golf course season passes now available

The 2009 golf season passes for faculty and staff are now available for $240. With your purchase you will receive a free season pass for the driving range ($150 value). Prices go up to $250 Feb. 1.

UND faculty and staff family season passes are $500; they are not eligible for the free driving range pass, but for an extra $150 the family can have season driving range passes.

Stop at the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office or call 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember that passes may be paid through payroll deduction over six pay periods.

-- Tom Swangler, Asst Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium, tomswangler@mail.und.edu, 777-4094

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 purchased 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

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: Turbine Instructor, Aerospace, #09-155
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 12/18/2008
COMPENSATION: $ 48,000 plus/year

POSITION: Server Administrator, ITSS, #09-154
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 12/16/2008
COMPENSATION: $ 40,000 plus/year

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL:

POSITION: Assistant to the Business Manager, Facilities, #09-158
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 12/19/2008
COMPENSATION: $ 33,000 plus/year

POSITION: Customer Account Specialist, U Card Office, #09-157
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 12/18/2008
COMPENSATION: $ 27,000 plus/year

OFFICE SUPPORT: No vacancies.

CRAFTS/SERVICE/TRADES:

POSITION: Cook (various schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services, #09-156
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 12/17/2008
COMPENSATION: $9.58 plus/hour

Chapbook "Hiking the Maze" by UND poet to be released in January

"Hiking the Maze," a chapbook of poetry by Heidi Czerwiec, will be released by Finishing Line Press Jan. 30. Advance orders may be made until Jan. 2 online at www.finishinglinebooks.com under "New Releases." Czerwiec is an assistant professor in English, where she also directs the annual Writers Conference.
-- Heidi Czerwiec, Asst. Prof. of English, Director of Writers Conference, English, heidi.czerwiec@und.nodak.edu, 777-2768