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ISSUE: Volume 47, Number 22: January 20, 2010

Contents
Top Stories
Events Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
University Faculty Lecture Series kicks off spring semester with expert on aging
Founders Day tickets are on sale
Events to Note
The Department of Theatre Arts will attend Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Sessions will focus on "What's New in Blackboard"
Volunteers sought for Martin Luther King Jr. events next week
Student Housing open forums will be held Jan. 20-21
H1N1 vaccination clinic open to all UND faculty, staff and students
Integrative Medicine lecture is set for Wednesday
Work Well hosts BCBS presentations Jan. 20 and 28
Volunteer Recruitment Day is Jan. 20
Christus Rex will hold book study
Symphony to hold winter baroque concert
History of Biology Department to be presented
NSF program director to provide discussion sessions
Christus Rex will host fundraiser for relief efforts in Haiti
North Dakota Ballet Company presents "Coppelia"
Friday is a Special Denim Day for Haitian Relief
Love Your Body Week begins Jan. 22
National Nurse Anesthetists Week is Jan 24-30
Music offers community voice lessons and children's classes
Space Studies colloquium will focus on Mars
Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn will focus on yoga
2010's first Teaching Lunch seminar is Jan. 27
"Regular" Denim Day is Jan. 27
Occupational therapy workshop is Feb. 5
Essential Studies program holds "Capstone Coffee" sessions
Doctoral examination set for Jessica L. Semler
Volunteers are needed for College Goal Sunday
CIO faculty forum is Feb. 2
OIP lists Thursday Night Culture Series dates
Institutional Review Board meeting is Feb. 5
Museum hosts Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction
Emerald and Ice Gala is Feb. 6
David Burgess to perform at the North Dakota Museum of Art
Announcements
Student Government launches Presidential and Senate elections
University Senate agenda items due
Nominations sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors
University seeks nominations for Student Employee of the Year
Deadline for Models of Innovative & Best Practices in Teaching & Learning is Feb. 1
OLLI@UND seeks course proposals for summer semester
Final core technology recommendations are available online
International Programs newsletter is online
Consider Duplicating Services for your copying needs
Donated leave sought for Terry Erickson
Wellness Center holds New Year's promotions
Museum Cafe offers Argentinean coffee service
Internal job openings listed
Research
NSF issues announcement for Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
In the News
Wonderlich garners Dakota Medical Foundation grant
Dale Jacobson's article on poet published
In Remembrance
Siegfried Detke Remembered
Events Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated at the University with events through Jan. 27.

“We want to illustrate that Martin Luther King Day is more than just a day off; it’s a day of remembrance,” said Matthew Finley, president of the UND Black Students Association. “We would like everyone to come out and show their support.”

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, a Martin Luther King, Jr., potluck dinner will be held at the Era Bell Multicultural Center, 7-9 p.m. A gospel outreach will be held 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Loading Dock in the Memorial Union. T his family event – open to the public – features food and an open microphone for poetry reading, music and other talent.

Martin Luther King events conclude on Wednesday, Jan. 27, with “Put Out the Flame,” a program on the Holocaust presented by Timothy Scott in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl at 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the UND Association of Residence Halls Programming Board.

All activities are sponsored by the UND Black Student Association and Gospel Outreach Ministries.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

University Faculty Lecture Series kicks off spring semester with expert on aging

Renowned biomedical researcher and aging expert Holly Brown-Borg will deliver the first presentation of this year’s University Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The event begins with a reception at 4 p.m., and the lecture is at 4:30 p.m., with questions and answers to follow. Brown-Borg's lecture is titled “Hormones and Long Life: Lessons From Dwarf Mice.”

Holly Brown-Borg is associate professor in the UND of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. Brown-Borg, who started at UND in 1995, has built a distinguished and internationally recognized career as a biomedical researcher and teacher with a number of highly regarded and regularly referenced publications, including books and book chapters. Early in her career, she gained international notice for discovering that a certain strain of experimental dwarf mice lived longer than all other kinds of mice used in research.

Brown-Borg’s primary research focuses on aging, stress resistance, longevity, and growth hormones. She has received many awards and honors, among them an unprecedented (and unsolicited) $60,000 award from the California-based Glenn Foundation as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Service Award.

Brown-Borg has received funding from the NIH and the American Federation of Aging Research over the last ten years. Her current funding includes an NIH RO1 in the amount of $1,387,000 and a Senior Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation for $803,525.

Brown-Borg co-chaired the 2007 Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Aging in Switzerland; she is president-elect of the American Aging Association and chair-elect of the Biological Sciences section of the Gerontological Society of America; and she organizes the International Symposium on the Neurobiology and Neuroendocrinology of Aging held in Austria every other year.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, juanpedraza@mail.und.edu, 777-6571

Founders Day tickets are on sale

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

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

Banquet tickets for the Founders Day event are only $20 each and must be reserved by Feb. 16 by contacting Jan Flatin in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or by e-mail at janiceflatin@mail.und.edu. Or, you can print a registration form at http://sos.und.edu/foundersday/founderflyer3.pdf and mail it to Jan at Stop 7140.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events, dawnbotsford@mail.und.edu, 777-6393

The Department of Theatre Arts will attend Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Theatre faculty and 19 students will attend the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Jan. 17-22. The festival invites selected regional productions for performance and offers opportunities for students to attend workshops and auditions, as well as participate in competitions for scholarships, internships, grants and awards in all areas of theatre. Winners of regional competitions will travel to the Kennedy Center in April to compete in the national festival.

Irene Ryan, scholarship nominees, graduate student Larisa Netterlund and undergraduate student Andrew Markiewicz, will present auditions with their partners Tyler Sheeley and Tomas Grande. Larisa Netterlund also had her 10-minute play accepted for presentation at the festival. Alyssa Thompson was selected to direct one of the student-written ten-minute plays at the festival. Graduate student Tyler Sheeley will compete in the Criticism Institute Event. Other students are registered for workshops, auditions and on-site reviews of design portfolios.
-- kathleen mclennan

Sessions will focus on "What's New in Blackboard"

The Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies will host several sessions to highlight new Blackboard features you can use for communication, assessments and managing course content.

Attend this session to learn:
· Announcements give you twice the communication power of an email
· Faculty profiles provide details that enable students to contact you
· Blogs for posting general questions reduce email chatter and provide quick updates
· Content areas help you organize your course materials and set student availability
· Lecture recording software has been upgraded and offers new options
· Assignments enable students to submit homework in Grade Center with a date stamp
· Respondus software quickly imports your Word test files to Blackboard
· Automatic quiz/test grading provides test statistics and individual question reviews
· Smart views in the Grade Center show selected student groups or section enrollments
· Grade Center weighting and calculated columns perform many “Excel-like” functions
· Adding yourself to the course as a student allows you to check postings
· SMARTHINKING tutoring link provides 24/7 tutoring and an online writing center
· CILT support link for evening and weekend support for faculty and students

Please plan to attend one of the following sessions:
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m., President’s Room, Memorial Union
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m., President’s Room, Memorial Union
Thursday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m., President’s Room, Memorial Union
Friday, Jan. 222, 10 a.m., President’s Room, Memorial Union.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 777-2129.
-- CILT

Volunteers sought for Martin Luther King Jr. events next week

The Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center is seeking volunteers for the events that will be going on during Martin Luther King Jr. Week. The events are:
Wednesday, Jan. 20: Cultural Potluck at the Era Bell Multicultural Center, 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22: Gospel Open Mic at the Loading Dock, 7 to 9 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer for any of the events, please call the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center at 777-4259. Thank you.
-- MC Diop, director of Multicultural Student Services

Student Housing open forums will be held Jan. 20-21

The campus community is invited to participate in an open forum led by a student housing master planning consultant from Solomon, Cordwell and Buenz in Chicago, Ill. The consultant is returning to campus to update the Housing Master Plan developed in 2005. We are very interested in including your views of UND’s future into our planning for housing/dining. All faculty, staff and students are welcome and encouraged to attend during the times below.

Open forums for faculty:
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the Memorial Union, Badlands Room
noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
Open forum for staff:
10 to 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
Open forums for students:
12:30 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union
5:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
-- Judy Sargent, Director, Residence Services, judysargent@mail.und.edu, 777-4251

H1N1 vaccination clinic open to all UND faculty, staff and students

Haven’t received your H1N1 vaccination yet? No problem. UND Student Health Services has you covered. Start the New Year off right. UND is opening a vaccination clinic from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Swanson Hall, Room 10. UND IDs required:
• If you have BC/BS coverage, please bring your current insurance card. Insurance will be filed for vaccine administration.
• For students who are uninsured or underinsured, the cost of vaccine administration will be covered by UND Student Government.
• For benefited faculty and staff, the cost of vaccine administration will be covered by NDPERS BC/BS. Insurance card required.
• For non-benefited faculty and staff, the cost of vaccine administration will be $15.

Seasonal flu vaccination does not protect you against H1N1 flu. Students who are unable to attend this vaccination clinic can still receive their H1N1 vaccination at Student Health Services. Call 777-4500 to make an appointment, or go to www.undstudenthealth.com.

Most community health care providers now have H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination available by appointment. Student Health Services supply of seasonal flu vaccine has been exhausted. Information about community H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination opportunities can be found on the ND Flu Clinic Locator @ www.ndflu.gov.
-- Abraham Bilyeu, GSA, Health Promotion Office, abraham.bilyeu@und.edu, 515-720-1576

Integrative Medicine lecture is set for Wednesday

Debra G. Bell will kick off the John R. Fischer Integrative Medicine Lecture Series at noon Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Reed Keller Lecture Hall, Room 1350 at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Bell, interim co-director of integrative medicine for The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is a family physician from Crookston, Minn. Her presentation will introduce the grant for integrative medicine, provide a brief overview of integrative medicine and its importance in medical education, and review new plans for its addition to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The Fischer Lecture Series will cover topics in integrative medicine and include a wide range of clinical issues. The goal of the series is to introduce a variety of practitioners and experts in the field who will help create an awareness of the importance, depth, and breadth of this discipline. The lecture series is the first step in incorporating integrative medicine into medical education at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Series is made possible by a grant from John R. Fischer. Lunch will be provided.
-- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Work Well hosts BCBS presentations Jan. 20 and 28

Do you want to know more about the MyHealthCenter and the Health Club Credit programs that allow you to earn up to $250 a year? Join in for the beginner sessions this month:
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Atmospherium (115 Odegard Hall) or Thursday, Jan. 28, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the Reed Keller Auditorium at the School of Medicine (IVN connections to Fargo, Minot and Bismarck). Advanced sessions will be offered later this winter/spring.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Volunteer Recruitment Day is Jan. 20

Volunteer Recruitment Day at the Spring Involvement Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Memorial Union Ballroom. Agencies will be on campus to recruit volunteers for the spring semester. Faculty and staff, in addition to students, are encouraged to attend. Those programs and departments that require service hours are asked to inform students about Volunteer Recruitment Day. For further information, contact Joe Mathern, Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement, 777-0673 or joseph.mathern@und.edu.
-- Joe Mathern, Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement, Memorial Union, joseph.mathern@und.edu, 777-0673

Christus Rex will hold book study

Join us at Christus Rex for Wednesday noons beginning Jan. 20 as we read Greg Mortenson's new book, "Stones Into Schools." After his bestseller, "Three Cups of Tea," and his promise to build a school in Pakistan, Mortenson inspires his readers with the story of promoting peace with books instead of bombs in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the heart of Taliban country, terrorism is confronted with a passionate determination to give hope to an entire generation with education. This remarkable man and his story will offer us good food for thought as we wonder together about our part in making peace in the world.

Call 775-5581 to reserve a copy for $15, and join us beginning on Jan. 20 at noon in the Christus Rex lounge. Bring your own sack lunch or pick up a bowl of soup at Archives. We will provide hot beverages and snacks. See you there.
-- Christus Rex

Symphony to hold winter baroque concert

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra presents “Old & New,” a concert of small ensemble music by composers from the Baroque era and later, and featuring solo performances by Symphony musicians. The concert has been rescheduled from its original performance date of Jan. 23. It will now be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Forks.

“Old & New” highlights work from the Baroque era by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Albinoni, as well as more recent work, also for small groups of instruments, by Wagner, Honegger, Hindemith and Piazzolla. Solo performances by members of the orchestra and UND faculty are a special feature of the concert. Ronnie Ingle, the Symphony’s principal trumpet and UND assistant professor of music, will be the soloist in an Albinoni concerto originally written for oboe. Alejandro Drago, director of strings at UND, will be the featured violinist in two different works inspired by the winter season, Vivaldi’s famous Winter Concerto from The Four Season and Piazzolla’s tango of the same name from his “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” A rarely heard Bach viola concerto will be performed by Gerald Gaul, and Sarahlyn Robinson is the harpist in Handel's B-flat concerto.

The second half of the concert includes 19th and 20th Century music, including Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll Honegger’s "Pastorale D’ete," and a wind quintet by Paul Hindemith. Additional UND musicians who will be playing in the concert include violinists Gabriel Durand, UND web developer, and Joel Tosta Alarcon, a student in the Music Department, cellist and music faculty Naomi Welsh, Peter Schiefelbein, an instructor in low brass, and students David Dahlberg (trumpet) and Kimberly Schott (piano and harpsichord).

The GGFSO welcomes back Timm Rolek as guest conductor. Rolek served as conductor of the GGFSO from 1995-2005, and is currently artistic director of the Sacramento Opera. Rolek is both artistic director and principal conductor of Lake Tahoe Music Festival.

Tickets ($20/$15/$5-students) can be purchased at www.ggfso.org, or at the door one hour before performance. For more information, contact Jennifer Tarlin at 777-3359. Tickets printed for the original date will be honored and do not need to be exchanged.
-- Jennifer Tarlin, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, ggfso@und.edu, 777-3359

History of Biology Department to be presented

Omer R. Larson, professor Emeritus of Biology, will present a talk describing the 125 year history of the UND Biology Department at noon Friday, Jan. 22, in 141 Starcher Hall. The Biology Department was the first science department on the UND campus, with biology courses offered from the very first day the school opened its doors in 1884. Professor Larson will examine the 125 year history of the department and the multifaceted changes that have occurred during this period. All are invited to attend.
-- Ike Schlosser, Professor & Dept. Chair, Biology, isaac.schlosser@und.edu, 777-2254

NSF program director to provide discussion sessions

On Feb. 1 and 2, NSF program director Thomas J. Baerwald will provide a series of presentations about funding opportunities and procedures at NSF. Baerwald will facilitate four NSF funding discussion sessions over the two-day period. The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Department of Geography are coordinating Baerwald’s visit to UND. All interested faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided at all sessions.

NSF grantsmanship discussions:
Monday, Feb 1:
1 to 2:30 p.m. – National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities and Strategies, River Valley Room, Memorial Union
3 to 4:30 p.m. – Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Grant Proposers, River Valley Room, Memorial Union

Tuesday, Feb. 2
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Proposal Rejection: Strategies for Resubmission, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union
11 a.m. to noon – NSF Group Projects, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union
2 to 3 p.m. – Forum for Contemporary Geographic Issues: Perspectives on Geography’s Present and Future, O’Kelly Hall, Room 19

Thomas J. Baerwald serves as Senior Science Advisor in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. In that capacity, he assumes a number of major responsibilities. He is one of three program directors for the Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program. From 2001 to 2007, he was a Co-Coordinator of the NSF Biocomplexity in the Environment special competition on the Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH), and since 2008, he has been a program officer for a standing, multidirectorate CNH Program. He has served as a member of the NSF Working Group on Environmental Research and Education since 2001, and from 2003 to 2008, he was one of the members of the management team for NSF's Human and Social Dynamics interdisciplinary competitions. He also is a coordinator for environmental social and behavioral science activities, assisting in the conduct of interdisciplinary efforts that engage social and behavioral scientists in the studies of interactions among human and natural systems. Baerwald has worked at NSF since 1988. Baerwald earned a B.A. in geography and history from Valparaiso University and both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in geography at the University of Minnesota. Baerwald specializes in studies of contemporary metropolitan development processes and urban transportation.

For more information, please contact Rosemary Thue, assistant to the Vice President for Research (777-4915) or Brad Rundquist, chair of the Department of Geography (777-4589).

Christus Rex will host fundraiser for relief efforts in Haiti

Christus Rex will host a fundraiser for relief efforts in Haiti from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. A soup luncheon will be served for a suggested minimum donation of $5. Please join us.
-- Christus Rex

North Dakota Ballet Company presents "Coppelia"

More than 100 local dancers, ages 3-30, will take part in the North Dakota Ballet Company's classical ballet production of "Coppelia." This timeless ballet is about a young couple in love and their battle between idealism and realism. The ballet premiered in 1870 at the Paris Opera and has brought joy to audiences for over 140 years.

This fun and comedic ballet was one of the first ballets to feature dolls coming to life. It was partly because of "Coppelia's" success that other ballets, such as the Nutcracker and Petrushka, have dolls that come to life in them.

The ballet is about a girl named Coppelia who sits on her balcony all day reading, speaking to no one. A boy named Franz falls deeply in love with her and wants to marry her, even though he is already engaged. His fiance, Swanhilda, sees Franz throwing kisses at Coppelia. Swanhilda soon learns that Coppelia is actually a doll that belongs to Doctor Coppelius, the mad scientist. She decides to impersonate the doll to win the love of Franz. Chaos ensues, but all is soon forgiven. Coppelia and Franz make up and get married. The marriage is celebrated with several festive dances.

The production will take place at the Empire Arts Center at 7 p.m. Jan. 22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 23, and 2 p.m. Jan. 24. Tickets are $12 and are available through Ticketmaster, as well as at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before each production and tickets will go on-sale at the box office one hour before each show.

A special school show will be held for local elementary schools at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Participating schools will be provided with full school curriculums, as well as a special meet and greet with performers. Interested schools should contact Andrea Polries at ndballetandrea@aol.com.
-- Laura Dvorak-Berry, Executive Director, North Dakota Ballet Company, ndballet@aol.com, 701-746-6044

Friday is a Special Denim Day for Haitian Relief

We've all seen the pictures; we know how great the need is. This Friday, Jan. 22, will be a Special Denim Day for Haitian relief. Please give what you feel you can afford as the UND community strives to help. Checks, if any, MUST be made out to "Denim Day."
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, patsynies@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3791

Love Your Body Week begins Jan. 22

Love Your Body Week is an annual campaign at UND to promote positive body image and healthy habits. Love Your Body Week also serves to raise awareness about the media's negative impact on body image. This year's campaign will be held Jan. 22–29. All Events are free. Find Love Your Body Week on Facebook. (Keywords: Love Your Body Week 2010)

Love Your Body Kickoff at Nightlife - 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 22, Memorial Union (various areas – enter via main front entrance)
Exercise can be more than working out in a gym. Get moving by dancing the night away at Nightlife. In the mood to get your fingers moving rather than your feet? Decorate a Love Your Body Week button or mirror as a reminder to appreciate yourself the way you are. Take a break from dancing and crafting to savor some delectable chocolate fondue goodies and be sure to check out the Healthy vs. Fit display.

Meet, Eat & Learn: Yoga - What's it all about? - noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, International Centre
For novices, poses such as the cobra, the fish, the downward dog may sound more like zoo animals than yoga. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, come learn about the ancient practice of yoga while enjoying a healthy and FREE lunch! Yoga instructor Heather Lotysz will speak about the benefits of yoga and demonstrate some poses.

Fabulous Chocolate Fondue - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, Memorial Union (1st level, near the Student Health Promotion Office)
This fondue is so good we had to have it twice. Eating healthy can involve treating yourself. Practice balance and moderation with this oh-so-yummy chocolate fondue. Enjoy scrumptious treats while watching an eye-opening slideshow on the illusion of Hollywood beauty.

Events are sponsored by ADAPT, Student Association for Nutrition & Dietetics, Student Health Promotion Office, Student Health Services, University Counseling Center, Wellness Center and Women's Center. For more information, contact 777-4300.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Women's Center, undwomenscenter@und.nodak.edu, 777-4300

National Nurse Anesthetists Week is Jan 24-30

For many, the knowledge of impending surgery can be worrisome. Thoughts of cold operating rooms, beeping monitors, masked faces and sharp instruments all add to the unease. The reassuring news is that an expert anesthesia provider will keep you safe and comfortable during your procedure. More often than not, that expert will be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), according to Darla Adams, director of the nurse anesthesia specialization, at the UND College of Nursing.

As the hands-on providers of 32 million anesthetics delivered in the United States each year, CRNAs touch the lives of millions of patients and their families annually. In honor of this responsibility and privilege, America will celebrate National Nurse Anesthetists Week Jan. 24-30. To celebrate, Nursing will be hosting a reception from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Nursing Building, Room 103H.

“CRNAs are the patients’ eyes and ears during surgery,” said Adams. “We are the patients’ advocates when they can’t speak for themselves. It’s an awesome responsibility and a sacred trust upon which our profession has built its reputation for safety and quality care.

“CRNAs take their patients through the entire operative process – inducing sleep, monitoring vital signs, adjusting anesthesia levels, and waking the patient after surgery,” said Adams.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Officer, College of Nursing, beckycournia@mail.und.edu, 777-4526

Music offers community voice lessons and children's classes

The UND Community Music Program is again offering voice lessons taught by an experienced teacher for children third grade to adult at all levels of expertise.

Musiktanz pre-school music classes for children ages 15 months through kindergarten are also being offered. Musiktanz is a curriculum developed by Dr. Lorna Heyge, an internationally recognized early childhood music educator. In the Musiktanz program the teacher acts as a model to assist the parents/care givers in working musically with their children. The adults attend the children's lessons and participate with them in a variety of musical activities involving singing, moving, playing, creating, and listening. Emphasis in these classes is on having fun while building musical skills and developing a love of music. An additional benefit for children is that research has shown that participation in such programs may improve skills tied to academic success.

Level I (Ages 15 months-3 years) meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. Level II (Ages 3 years-kindergarten) meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Both classes meet for a half hour 10 times during the semester in HFAC Room 258 starting Jan. 25. They are taught by an experienced music teacher. Cost for each level is $65 per semester. For more information for voice or Musiktanz, please call 777-2830.
-- Barbara Lewis, Associate Professor of Music Education, Music, barbara.lewis@und.edu, 777-2820

Space Studies colloquium will focus on Mars

The spring 2010 colloquium series focuses on the general theme “Human Missions to Mars” and features several leading experts in the field, both from within UND and other organizations. The first colloquium talk will be presented at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in 111 Ryan Hall by Prof. Michael Gaffey, Department of Space Studies. The subject of the colloquium talk will be the planet Mars.

The planet Mars has been long identified as a target for human space missions and possible human settlements. Since the 1986 discovery of possible – but very controversial – microbial fossils in the Martian meteorite ALH 84001, a fleet of unmanned spacecraft from several nations have visited the Red Planet. Although many questions remain to be resolved, we now know a great deal more about Mars than we did in 1989 when the NASA at the request of the President outlined a scenario for a manned Mars mission. In this presentation, we will outline the present state of knowledge concerning the nature and history of the planet Mars, with a special focus on aspects which would impact planning for a manned Mars mission and future human settlements.

Mike Gaffey is a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor at the UND Space Studies Department. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. from MIT in planetary science, graduating in 1974. From 1974 to 1977, he worked as a post-doc in the Planetary Astronomy Laboratory at MIT. After leaving MIT, he worked as a researcher at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy from 1977 to 1979 and the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics from 1979 to 1984. He is also a professor emeritus at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he taught from 1984 to 2001.

In 2006 he received both the Leonard Medal from the Meteoritical Society and the G. K. Gilbert Award from the Planetary Science Division of the Geological Society of America. Asteroid 3545 Gaffey is also named in his honor.
-- Space Studies

Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn will focus on yoga

The Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the International Centre for Love Your Body Week. The topic will be "Yoga: What's It All About?" All of us have heard of yoga and how it is a great way to exercise, but most of us do not know why. UND yoga instructor Heather Loytsz will talk about the benefits and the rewards of this popular form of exercise and why it is beneficial not only to your body but your mind as well. Free lunch provided by the Women's Center. Everyone is welcome.
-- Patty McIntyre, Women's Center

2010's first Teaching Lunch seminar is Jan. 27

The first On Teaching Lunch seminar this spring is titled, “Writing Letters of Recommendation When You Really Believe in the Candidate (and when you don't).” Sponsored by the Office of Instructional Development and Writing Across the Curriculum, this seminar is open to all UND faculty and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Badlands Room of the Memorial Union.

In this session of On Teaching, we will discuss helpful approaches to thinking about letters of recommendation, and how to write them efficiently. All of us have read (but hopefully not written) poorly constructed letters of recommendation, and we know the negative impact they can have. Vague descriptors? We feel we’re reading a form letter. Too many superlatives? We lose faith. All strengths and no weaknesses? Clearly a mythical creature is being described. The truth is that while being asked to write a letter of support reflects being held in high esteem (your opinion counts), it is a professional obligation that can be incredibly time consuming and surprisingly difficult. What makes a good letter? What does it take to make a student stand out? How can I write a strong letter for a student or a colleague that is appropriately detailed and supportive but honest and doesn’t take forever?

We’ve asked a few faculty members who both fulfill a strong and steady demand for letters, and also spend significant time evaluating them, to come and share their practical advice. We hope you will come and bring your questions and insights as well.

Please register by noon Monday, Jan. 25 to attend and reserve a lunch. Visit the Office of Instructional Development online (http://www.oid.und.edu/) to register. For information contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or jana.hollands@und.edu.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, anne.kelsch@und.nodak.edu, 777-4233

Occupational therapy workshop is Feb. 5

An occupational therapy workshop sponsored by The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy is set for Friday, Feb. 5, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

Presenter is Carla Wilhite, assistant professor of occupational therapy who teaches full-time in the Master’s of Occupational Therapy satellite program in Casper, Wyo. Her research interests are in rural and agricultural health. She previously worked for Oklahoma and Colorado AgrAbility as an occupational therapy expert in on-the-farm assessment of farmers, ranchers, or agricultural worker with health mpairments in finding adaptive methods, equipment, or technology to enhance independent living and work participation.

Synopsis: The presenter will explain the influences on farm life by: stress, accidents, social systems, mental health needs, ethnicity, health care access, and insurance issues affecting treatment. The role of the therapist in returning the farmer back to farm work/life will be examined.

Ancillary Workshop Information: A certificate for 6.5 contact hours will be provided upon completion of the workshop. Registration reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A cap on attendance is possible due to space availability. Please visit the UND Occupational Therapy web site at http://www.med.und.edu/depts/ot/2010-seminar.html to view and print the brochure for this workshop. For more information, please contact Anne Haskins at ahaskins@medicine.nodak.edu or Jan Stube at jstube@medicine.nodak.edu
-- Anne M. Haskins, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, ahaskins@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-0229

"Regular" Denim Day is Jan. 27

It's the last Wednesday of the month, so Wednesday, Jan. 27, is "regular" Denim Day. Wear your denim and your button and enjoy going casual and knowing your $1 goes to charity. Need buttons or a copy of the 2010 poster? Just let me know.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, patsynies@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3791

Essential Studies program holds "Capstone Coffee" sessions

The Office of Essential Studies is hosting two "Capstone Coffee" events from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, and from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, both in the Memorial Room of the Union. The purpose of these workshops is to help faculty and their departments develop courses that will carry the "C" designation. UND undergraduate students will soon need to have ES Capstone courses in place so that they can meet the new requirement, which is designed to provide them with a culminating course that connects their general education work with their work in their major fields. The Capstone Coffees are designed to support the course development process. They will include a review of the "C" criteria, an explanation of the approval process (ES validation), and suggestions for different ways to structure capstone courses. Individual help will also be available for faculty who may have particular questions to discuss. For more information, contact Sandy Brown in the Essential Studies Office at 777-4434 or sandrabrown@mail.und.edu.
-- Tom Steen, Director, Essential Studies, thomassteen@mail.und.edu, 777-4434

Doctoral examination set for Jessica L. Semler

The final examination for Jessica L. Semler, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Rural Adolescent Perceptions of Quality Relationships." Kara Wettersten (Counseling Psychology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, gailholweger@mail.und.edu, 777-4005

Volunteers are needed for College Goal Sunday

College Goal Sunday is a one-day event in February where students and their families receive hands-on assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Sunday is a growing, national event sponsored by the Lumina Foundation for Education and YMCA.

We are seeking volunteers for the event. Your help is needed for registration, general student assistance, tech support, or tax preparation questions.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a volunteer form on the College Goal North Dakota Web site by Jan. 29. The site is www.collegegoalnd.org and the form is under the Volunteers tab (at the top of the page). The site also provides more information on the eleven locations and College Goal Sunday's history.

College Goal Sunday North Dakota will be held on Feb. 21 at eleven locations. These include Belcourt, Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Fort Totten, Fort Yates, Grafton, Grand Forks, Minot, New Town, and Williston. Students who participate will be eligible to win prizes and scholarships.

The Grand Forks site is the second floor, Memorial Union, 1 to 3 p.m. Students and families are welcome at any time during the open house; however, it is suggested to allow for up to an hour to complete and submit the FAFSA.
-- Christina Hutchison, Grand Forks CGS Site Coordinator, Student Financial Aid, christinahutchison@mail.und.edu, 777-4412

CIO faculty forum is Feb. 2

An extensive strategic planning process for information technology led by CIO Josh Riedy in Fall 2008 resulted in the identification of critical Core Technology Services. This Spring, the Office of the CIO will continue to host a series of open forums to develop solutions, cost, sustainability and implementation for these core technology services. In this next phase, we again ask for your valuable input, as the success of this process requires the active involvement and partnered decision-making from across campus. All forums will be broadcast live and recorded. Please see the UND CIO website http://cio.und.edu for more information. Online surveys are available for additional feedback from the campus community. They open the day of the forum and continue for ten days.

Please plan to attend the Data Storage (individual, shared, research and archival) forum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Badlands Room of the Memorial Union. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Lefever.
-- Mike Lefever, Project Manager, AVP/Dean of Outreach/CIO Office, Michaellefever@mail.und.edu, 777-2030

OIP lists Thursday Night Culture Series dates

The Office of International Programs would like to invite you to this semester's Culture Nights. Please note the new starting time will be 6:30 p.m. Most events will be held at the Loading Dock at the Memorial Union.

Feb. 4 - Sri Lanka
Feb. 11 - Philippines
Feb. 18 - Black History Month*
March 4 - Taiwan
March 11 - Liberia
April 8 - Nigeria
April 15 - Canada
April 22 - Nepal
April 29 - Global Friends Coalition

The nights will start at 6:30 p.m., with a short presentation about the featured country/group and will conclude with a sampling of food. Events are free for everyone and the food costs $1. Everyone is welcome to attend.

*Black History Month Night will be held in the Ballroom on the second floor of Memorial Union.
-- Matt Hiller, International Student Advisor, Office of International Programs, matthewhiller@mail.und.edu, 777-2033

Institutional Review Board meeting is Feb. 5

UND's Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in 305 Twamley to consider all research proposals submitted to the IRB Office before Tuesday, Jan. 26.

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, Jan. 19. 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, 777-4279

Museum hosts Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

The 19th annual North Dakota Museum of Art Gala Benefit Dinner and Silent Art Auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. The event, which is both a prominent social event and successful fundraiser for the Museum, will be held in the elegant galleries of the North Dakota Museum of Art. Evening includes multi-course meal prepared by Justin Welsh. Dress is black tie optional, and valet service is provided. Reservations are $100 per person. The tables seat eight and arrangements can be made for parties to be seated together. This year’s co-chairs are Al Boucher, Thomasine Heitkamp and John and Dawn Botsford. A dedicated volunteer committee, along with numerous sponsors, make this evening possible.

As with each of the previous benefits, a silent art auction will go throughout the evening. Matthew Wallace of the North Dakota Museum of Art curated this year's Silent Art Auction. This year, over 50 pieces from regional, national, and international artists will be auctioned. The Auction includes work by emerging artists, as well as contemporary artisans. The pieces will be circulated throughout the dinner by walking-easels. All works of art will open at $100. This year’s auction includes work by Walter Piehl, Gretchen Bederman, Roddy McGinnes, Keith Johnson, Cyruss Swann, Lori Esposito, Matt Anderson, Ryan Frates, Casey Opstad, Sarah Hultin and more. Several artists have donated all proceeds from the sale of their work to the Museum as they have in the past. The artwork will be on the mezzanine and ready for preview by Monday, Jan. 25, and will be open to viewing until the night of the auction.

Vegetarian meals will be provided with prior request. Fine wines chosen by wine connoisseur Michael McCullough accompany the meal. Proceeds from dinner reservations, and art and raffle sales are used for programming and exhibitions at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Exhibitions would not be possible without funds collected at this and other fundraising events, and generous contributions from sponsors, both corporate and individual.

For additional information, contact the North Dakota Museum of Art or visit www.ndmoa.com. Museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours and the café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated.
-- Brittney Blake, North Dakota Museum of Art, bblake@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Emerald and Ice Gala is Feb. 6

All benefited UND and related foundation employees and a guest are invited to the Emerald and Ice Gala from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Alerus Center Ballroom.

There will be a social hour from 7 to 8 p.m. featuring free appetizers and a cash bar. Downtown Horns will play live music from 8 p.m. to midnight, and guests may participate in a Mock Casino night provided by the Grand Forks Jaycees. Participants can use their casino winnings to bid on prizes at the end of the evening! The event will also feature a silent auction, with auction proceeds used to fund scholarships given by the Staff Senate.

Admission is $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased from any UND Staff Senator or at the following locations:
Aerospace Human Resources, Sheri Sponsler; Ralph Englestad Arena, Main Office; Twamley Hall, Human Resources Office; Alumni Center, Stone House 2nd floor, Sigrid Letcher; Memorial Union Information Desk; EERC Human Resources Office; and the School of Medicine and Health Affairs, Office of Public Affairs.

For more information, contact any UND Staff Senator, Gala Chairperson Janice Hoffarth at 777-2646, Janice.hoffarth@und.edu or Staff Senate President Loren Liepold 777-2865 loren.liepold@und.edu .

This event is sponsored by the UND Staff Senate.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assistant to the Director of Communications, Office of Public Affaris, spohlman@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-4305

David Burgess to perform at the North Dakota Museum of Art

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

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

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

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

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

Museum hours are weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Brian Lofthus at 777-4195 or blofthus@ndmoa.com
-- Brittney Blake, North Dakota Museum of Art

Student Government launches Presidential and Senate elections

Student Government will be holding elections for Student Body Presidential tickets and Student Senate positions on March 3. Candidates must be currently enrolled in at least one course at UND, and not be on either academic or conduct probation. Prospective candidates can check out an application for candidacy from the Student Government Office on the first floor of the Memorial Union from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Jan. 19. More information can be found at http://sg.und.edu/get-involved/elections.html.
-- Andrew Rilometo, Elections Chair, UND Student Government, andrew.rilometo@und.nodak.edu, 777-4377

University Senate agenda items due

A meeting of the University Senate will be held at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Gamble Hall, Room 7. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon, Thursday, Jan. 21. They may be submitted electronically to: lorihofland@mail.und.nodak.edu. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.
-– Suzanne Anderson, secretary, University Senate

Nominations sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors

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

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

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

University seeks nominations for Student Employee of the Year

UND is now seeking nominations for 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 years recipient to the Regional Student Employee of the Year and the student could possibly advance to the National Student Employee of the Year.

Nominations need to be submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office by Feb. 1, 2010. Go to http://www.financialaid.und.edu/SEG_Student_Employee_of_the_Year.html to submit your nomination.

Presentation of the award will be on April 30, 2010 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, 777-4794

Deadline for Models of Innovative & Best Practices in Teaching & Learning is Feb. 1

For the last few years, we have been gathering models of good teaching practice here at UND, and you’ll find fifteen models from 2008 and 2009 -- ranging from help with online discussion boards and in class simulations to innovative graduate curriculum -- at the OID website under the Program tab (http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/Models_of_Practice%20call.html ).

The Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) and the Office of Instructional Development (OID) want to continue this tradition of acknowledging and sharing some of the many great things happening in UND’s classes. So we are asking you to add your insights into the mix by letting us know about the effective and/or innovative teaching and learning strategies that you have developed for our students. Our intent is to add to the compilation of inspiring models for others, which we are now sharing on campus to ground ongoing conversations on best teaching practices. We also hope that over time this collection might grow into something larger for an audience external to UND.

The proposal deadline for 2010 is noon Monday, Feb. 1, and the guidelines are available online (http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/Models_of_Practice%20call.html ). Faculty members with chosen models will receive $750. If you have any questions, call 777-4233 or email Anne Kelsch.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director of Instructional Development, Office of Instructional Development, anne.kelsch@und.edu, 777-4233

OLLI@UND seeks course proposals for summer semester

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UND (OLLI@UND) fosters accessible lifelong learning for mature adults 50 years and better. The intent is to provide a positive, fun-learning environment that enables older adults from all backgrounds and levels of education to pursue learning simply for the joy of learning, without term papers, tests or grades.

We seek instructors and researchers who will share what they're passionate about -- whether it's math, chemistry, history, arts and sciences, English, technology or all things medical. Each class is 12 contact hours and will run June 7 through June 25, twice a week, two hours each.

We're always seeking interesting classes and the interesting people who can teach them. Please send an e-mail to conniehodgson@mail.und.edu or call me at 777-4840 if you or someone you know that would be interested.
-- Connie Hodgson, Coordinator, OLLI@UND/DCE, conniehodgson@mail.und.edu, 777-4840

Final core technology recommendations are available online

Final recommendations resulting from the Core Technology Services forums and CIO box lunch sessions during Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 are now becoming available and posted on the CIO website at http://cio.und.edu . Additional recommendations will be posted as they become available, so please check the website frequently. Please review the recommendations and provide feedback to your directors and deans, or use the convenient online survey form. Final recommendations will impact faculty/staff e-mail; learning management system; smart classrooms; computer labs; technology support; data storage; and research technology. These recommendations will be reviewed by the CIO, deans and president's cabinet before being submitted to President Kelley for review and approval.
-- CIO office

International Programs newsletter is online

The latest edition of the Office of International Programs newsletter, "Building Bridges" is available for viewing online at http://www.und.edu/dept/oip/documents/1-15-10.pdf. Featured in this edition are:
- New OIP staff
- Feast of Nations
- Study abroad welcome back and appreciation open house
- Study abroad fair
- Study abroad UND research
- Study abroad blogs and information sessions
- International student advisor on call
- International student advisor U2 workshops
- Study abroad exchanges
-- Ray Lagasse, Director, International Programs, raymondlagasse@mail.und.edu, 777-2938

Consider Duplicating Services for your copying needs

When copying your classroom or University Related materials or office handouts, consider using Duplicating Services if you aren't already. The cost for black copies run on white paper is $.018 which is lower than any copier you may have in your office, and you don't even have to leave your desk. You can electronically submit your order using our online job form at our web site http://www.duplicating.und.edu/ . Most jobs submitted will have a turnaround time of half a day.

We also offer a variety of size, weight, colored paper and finishing options. Also offered is full color copies and wide format printing. Please call the main office at 777-5088 with any questions your may have.
-- Duplicating Services

Donated leave sought for Terry Erickson

Donations of annual or sick leave are sought for Terry Erickson, Career/Cooperative Education Coordinator with Career Services. If you are willing to donate leave, please fill out the form on the payroll web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/payroll/webforms/Donated%20Leave%20Form.PDF . Once you have filled out the form, please send it to Mark Thompson at Stop 9014. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
-- Mark Thompson, director, Career Services.

Wellness Center holds New Year's promotions

Do you want to get into better shape this New Year? Try the New Year's eight-week program at the Wellness Center. You will get weekly tips and motivational messages by e-mail, a pre- and post-fitness assessment, a goal consultation with a personal trainer, a four week fruit and veggie tracking challenge and one free culinary corner class. This entire program is $69, and if you participate in the BCBS Health Club Credit, you could save $40, making it only $29 for two months. Please stop by the Wellness Center or call 777-9355 to get started.

Work Well January Calendar is available on-line: http://www.workwell.und.edu/?page=january

Exercise with Mandy - Abs and Back: Tennis Shoe Tuesday, Jan. 12, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. (Wellness Center, Room 272-274).
Free class for staff and faculty offered by Work Well. Join us to learn proper technique, number of repetitions and to learn how often to complete your abs and back workout. RSVP by Jan. 11 to hold a spot by calling Kim at 777-0210 (with you name and phone number). You do not need to be a Wellness Center member to participate, but come a few minutes early to get a visitor pass and sign a waiver. If you are a Wellness Center member, consider/use the Health Club Credit program because this will count as one of your 12 times of working out a month.

BCBS Wellness Programs: MyHealthCenter and Health Club Credit Computer Session (for beginners), 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, Room 361. Sign up through U2 - seats are limited. Kim will help you get started. Please bring your BCBS insurance card, and have the following information for the health assessment: your weight, height, waist measurement, cholesterol (LDL, HDL, triglycerides, total cholesterol), blood glucose, and blood pressure.

Work Well Winter Wellness Challenge: Try to create a balance of all seven dimensions of wellness (physical, occupational, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental and intellectual) through creative activities. One weekly prize of $30 for Scheels, the Ski and Bike shop, Target and Cabelas is available. Three grand prizes of $50 to Hugo's and Super One and one pair of snow shoes from the Ski and Bike shop will go to three staff/faculty members (who can integrate all dimensions in five weeks). Register at www.workwell.und.edu and click the Winter Challenge banner by Jan. 18.

Freedom from Smoking and Chewing Class. Are you interested? This course has worked for UND staff and faculty. It will start Tuesday, Feb. 9, and meet weekly for six weeks every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (and one Thursday, Feb. 25), in Swanson Hall, Rooms 10-12. It is free ($200 value) for benefitted staff and insured spouses and dependents. There is scholarship money through Work Well for non-benefitted staff/faculty. Contact Teresa Knox at 701-787-8140 to sign-up or Kim at 777-0210 for non-benefitted staff/faculty. Contact Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well if you have questions.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, kimberlyruliffson@mail.und.edu, 777-0210

Museum Cafe offers Argentinean coffee service

The North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe is now offering Argentinean style coffee service from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This includes a cup of premium coffee, a small water and a petite dessert served on custom made pottery. All for only $1.75.
-- Jessica Mongeon, Event Coordinator, North Dakota Museum of Art, jmongeon@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Internal job openings listed

The following position vacancies are available only to regular UND staff employees who have successfully completed their six-month probation period, earn annual and sick leave, receive BC/BS health insurance and TIAA-CREF or ND PERS retirement benefits. Current UND faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.

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

Human Resources Manager
Posting Number: #10-188
Closing Date: 1/25/2010
Minimum Salary: $36,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 30
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total

Building Services Technician
Posting Number: #10-185
Closing Date: 1/25/2010
Minimum Salary: $20,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities - Housing

Maintenance Specialist
Posting Number: #10-186
Closing Date: 1/25/2010
Minimum Salary: $27,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total

Air Traffic Control Associate
Posting Number: #10-187
Closing Date: 1/25/2010
Minimum Salary: $18,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Aviation

Director, Alumni & Community Relations
Posting Number: #10-183
Closing Date: 1/21/2010
Minimum Salary: $55,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Ofc of Alumni & Community Relations

Research Scientist
Posting Number: #10-179
Closing Date: 1/21/2010
Minimum Salary: $40,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: EERC

Research Engineer
Posting Number: #10-182
Closing Date: 1/21/2010
Minimum Salary: $50,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: EERC

Assistant to SBDC State Director
Posting Number: #10-180
Closing Date: 1/19/2010
Minimum Salary: $35,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Small Business Development Ctr

SBDC Advisor
Posting Number: #10-181
Closing Date: 1/19/2010
Minimum Salary: $40,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Small Business Development Ctr

Assistant Director, Alumni & Community Relations
Posting Number: #10-184
Closing Date: 1/21/2010
Minimum Salary: $45,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Ofc of Alumni & Community Relations

NSF issues announcement for Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
Program Solicitation# 10-523
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10523/nsf10523.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement for Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT).

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

As a result of the limited number of proposals that can be submitted, UND will conduct an internal review of preproposals. Preproposals should consist of the following sections:
 Cover page listing the project name, collaborators, contact person, total budget amount
 Instrument(s) to be purchased or developed and its (their) function(s)
 Impact on the research program of the collaborators, department(s), and college(s)
 Impact on the university’s mission as a whole
 Detailed budget.

Preproposals should be no more than 3 pages in length using a reasonable format (1 inch margins, font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals are due in Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will include appropriateness to the goal of the program; probability for funding by NSF; reasonableness of budgetary requests; and impact of the request on the university and the academic units involved. Investigators will be notified of the review results as soon as possible in order to provide as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal for submission.
Available Formats:
HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10523/nsf10523.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25
PDF: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10523/nsf10523.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25
TXT: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10523/nsf10523.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, barrymilavetz@mail.und.edu, 777-4278

Wonderlich garners Dakota Medical Foundation grant

Stephen Wonderlich, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and associate chair of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received a $4,000 grant from the Dakota Medical Foundation. The grant will support the annual meeting of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute’s (NRI) Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth. Wonderlich is the director of Clinical Research at NRI in Fargo, N.D.

The Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, a not-for-profit research institute established in 1986 with its team of nine scientists and their staff, conducts research in eating disorders, obesity and related conditions. NRI is also involved in the dissemination of treatment models to regional clinical professionals. Much of NRI’s work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and private sponsors.

Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo, N.D., focuses its efforts on improving health and access to medical and dental care in the region, with a special emphasis on children. Since 1996, the Foundation has invested over $37 million in 338 nonprofit organizations in the region. For more information, see www.dakmed.org.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3300

Dale Jacobson's article on poet published

Dale Jacobson (English) recently had an article published in Great River Review (issue #51, fall/winter 2009) on the Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, titled "Yannis Ritsos, a Legacy and a Warning." Jacobson's piece elicited a response to the editor from nationally known poet John Haines (University of Alaska), who in part said, "Having read Jacobson on this issue [political substance of Ritsos' poetry largely absent in American poetry], I am more convinced than ever of the significance of what he has to say..."
-- Dale Jacobson, Senior Lecturer, English, dalejacobson@earthlink.net, 218-773-9226

Siegfried Detke Remembered

Siegfried Detke, associate professor and director of graduate education in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, passed away in Grand Forks Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the age of 59.

Born in Bobingen, Germany, he spent his childhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Detke earned a B.S. in Biology from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Florida and the University of Chicago Medical School before coming to UND in December of 1987.

Detke was a well-known scientist interested in understanding the mechanism of infectious disease at the genetic level. His work centered on the infectious process of a protozoan parasite, Leishmania, responsible for a disease that affects about 350 million people worldwide. Detke’s research was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Microbiology. Detke served as the secretary-treasurer for the North Dakota Academy of Science.

Detke was an exceptional teacher. He taught basic biochemistry and molecular biology to medical, graduate and undergraduate students and mentored one doctoral and three master’s degree students. His passion and commitment to his work was an inspiration to students and faculty alike. While he was happiest experimenting in his lab, he was also a bibliophile with a special interest in science fiction and a movie buff.

Detke is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jan Detke of Grand Forks; two sons, Karl of San Diego, Calif. and Kyle of Lincoln, Nebr.; his parents, Emil and Anna; sisters, Sigrid (Rick) Straka and Heidi Detke, all of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and sister Eleanor Detke of Cleveland.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the UND Foundation—Robert C. Nordlie Endowment, 3100 University Ave. Stop 8157 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8157, (800) 543-8764 or (701) 777-2611. No services are planned.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine.nodak.edu, 777-3300