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ISSUE: Volume 45, Number 35: April 23, 2008

Contents
Top Stories
University Council meets Wednesday; preceded by Kupchella reception
Faculty, administrative staff encouraged to participate in general spring commencement
Volunteers sought for spring commencement May 10
Events to Note
Political Science and Public Administration hosts awards reception
Work Well sponsors healthy eating patterns class
Doctoral examination set for Suzanne Macdonald Winkel
Doctoral examination set for Marlys Bohn
Brain Bee is set for April 23
Doctoral examination set for Mary F. D. Larson
Retirement reception will honor David Marshall, Ursula Hovet
Retirement reception for Caryl Pederson is April 24
Visiting literacy scholar to present talk on status of writing
Hawaii Night is April 24
Biology seminar is Friday
National finance expert talks on sub-prime mortgage meltdown April 25
Insight Meditation Retreat set with John Travis
Students will take part in The Day of Silence, April 25
Memorial service for Rugao Liu is Saturday
Distinguished Thesis & Dissertation Awards
De-Stress Fest is April 28
Chautauqua Series workshop is April 29
U2 lists workshops
Check out classes at Wellness Center's Burnt Toast Kitchen.
University Senate meets May 1; agenda listed
Ceramics students will sell pottery, exhibit work
Antique to Chic children's art benefit jewelry sale, raffle is May 4
Small Men's Ensemble charity concert is May 4
Center of Excellence proposal synopsis due May 9; note additional date
Staff recognition luncheon tickets on sale now
Announcements
Please help us save students money
American Cancer Relay for Life selling bracelets
Artist applications available for Art & Wine Walk
Proposals sought for Beyond Boundaries conference
Higher One will disburse student refunds
Union offers discount movie tickets
Registration begins for children's art camp at Museum of Art
New University policy issued on student financial aid
Note final deadline for submission of SSAC travel grant applications
Law library lists extended exam hours
Louise Eberwein Women Studies scholarship winner announced
Wednesday, April 30, is Denim Day
Reminder for tobacco-free survey
Dates set for cScibot Lego robotic camp
Backpacks for Brilliance seeks school supplies
Museum Cafe lists soups, specials
Student Relations Committee seeks members
Wellness Center conducting satisfaction survey
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Nursing professor accepted to NIH genetics institute
Loretta Heuer, Laurie Betting selected for Harvard summer leadership program
Jacquie Ferraro has winning photograph
Geography students present talks, participate in Geography Bowl
University Council meets Wednesday; preceded by Kupchella reception

The University Council will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The agenda follows.

1. Presentation by President Kupchella
2. University Senate 2007-08 end-of-year report, Tom Petros, University Senate chair
3. Matters arising, Tom Petros, University Senate chair

The University Council consists of the following who are employed primarily on the Grand Forks campus: the president, vice presidents, registrar, director of libraries, all deans, department chairs, all of the full-time faculty of the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor; program directors, coordinators, assistant and associate deans who concurrently hold faculty rank; the director of the Counseling Center; professional librarians, and such other academic personnel and administrative officers as the Council may designate. The quorum of the Council necessary for the transaction of business is 25 percent of the Council membership (or 155 of the current 620 members). Council meetings are normally co-chaired by the chair of the Senate and the president of the University. The registrar is ex officio secretary. Council meetings are open to the public, and students, staff and the general public are invited to attend.

The event will be preceded by a thank you and farewell reception for President Charles and First Lady Adele Kupchella from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. A 3 p.m. program will include a short video recognizing some of the president's accomplishments during his tenure as UND's 10th president. Everyone is welcome.

Faculty, administrative staff encouraged to participate in general spring commencement

Faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to march in the University of North Dakota's general commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10,at the Alerus Center. Faculty and administrative staff are asked to wear academic regalia, report to the Hawk Room at the Alerus Center, and then assemble in the Ballroom no later than 1 p.m. For easiest access to the Hawk Room, enter the Alerus Center through door No. 6 on the east side of the building. Staff volunteers and student marshals will be on hand to help all faculty and administrative staff participants.

Faculty members recently received an invitation from Vice President for Academic Affairs Greg Weisenstein, inviting them to participate in the ceremony. As outlined in that invitation, faculty members are asked to contact their dean's office by Wednesday, May 7, to confirm their plans to participate in the ceremony.

Administrative staff members are also cordially invited to march in the commencement processional in academic regalia. During the ceremony, administrative staff will be seated with the faculty of the college representing the discipline of their highest academic degree. Those planning to participate should contact Terri Machart in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 by May 7 to confirm their plans.

Please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events at 777-2724 with any questions. -- Charles E. Kupchella, president.

Volunteers sought for spring commencement May 10

You are invited to serve as a “Green Vest" volunteer at UND’s spring commencement Saturday, May 10, in the Alerus Center. Volunteers help organize graduates in the assembly room, greet visitors, and seat guests.

Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. and all volunteers are asked to report to the Alerus Center Ballroom by noon. Most volunteers will be able to leave shortly after the ceremony begins, by approximately 2 p.m. We anticipate that commencement will conclude by 4 p.m.

To volunteer or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events in the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services office at 777-2724 or send an e-mail message to Terri Machart at terrimachart@mail.und.nodak.edu. Thanks in advance for your help.

Work Well sponsors healthy eating patterns class

Following the guidelines for healthy eating using MyPyramid is not as complicated as it sounds. In this May 6 U2 education session, sponsored by UND Work Well, Becky Rude, registered dietitian, will discuss how to gradually make healthy changes in your eating patterns that truly are painless, and even refreshing. Everyone who attends will have an individualized approach to fit their own nutrition needs and lifestyle. This educational session is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.

Register through U2 online at www.conted.und.edu/U2; e-mail U2@mail.und.edu; or phone 777-2128.
-- Kathy Williams, Coordinator, University Within the University Program, kathrynwilliams@mail.und.edu, 777-4266

Political Science and Public Administration hosts awards reception

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration will host its first Recognition and Awards Reception in the James Ray Idea Lab at the Ina May Rude Entrepreneur Center, 4200 James Ray Drive, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1. There will be a short program starting at 5 p.m.

The program will include a number of highlights. First, we will recognize our graduating seniors, students completing their degrees in the Master of Public Administration program, departmental scholarship winners, and our students who have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa. We will announce the new officers of the Public Affairs Club/Pi Sigma Alpha. For the first time the department will give an Outstanding Student Award to a graduating senior. Finally, we will celebrate some of the teaching, research and service achievements of our faculty.

Should you have any questions or need directions to this event, please contact Karen Bowles at 777-3831, or by e-mail at karen_bowles@und.nodak.edu.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

Doctoral examination set for Suzanne Macdonald Winkel

The final examination for Suzanne Macdonald Winkel, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in English, is set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Room 20, Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Childless Women in the Plays of William Inge, Tenessee Williams, and Edward Albee." Susan Koprince (English) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Marlys Bohn

The final examination for Marlys Bohn, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in nursing, is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Room 212, College of Nursing. The dissertation title is "Assignment of Meaning in the Male Breast Cancer Experience: A Phenomenological Study." Marcia Gragert (nursing) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Brain Bee is set for April 23

The third annual Greater Grand Forks Regional Brain Bee will be held Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This is a neuroscience competition for high school students, covering topics such as brain anatomy, development, function, disorders, treatments and research advances in neuroscience. This year we anticipate 12 students will be competing. Last year’s eligible winner recently returned from the National Brain Bee in Baltimore. The first year’s winner is currently a freshman at Harvard, majoring in neurobiology.

This event will kick-off the 100th Anniversary of the North Dakota Academy of Science annual meeting, which begins the next morning, April 24. http://www.ndacadsci.org/

Please join us in supporting these students. A reception will follow in the Vennes Atrium. For more information, please see
http://www.und.edu/staff/vdoze/opps/brainbee/

This event is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Neuroscience and the Red River Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

For additional information, call Karen Cisek at 777-6223, kcisek@medicine.nodak.edu
-- Shelley Pohlman, Admin Sec, Office of Public Affairs, spohlman@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-4305

Doctoral examination set for Mary F. D. Larson

The final examination for Mary F. D. Larson, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning, is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Health Factors and Academic Performance: Implications for College Students, Faculty and Administration." Richard Landry (teaching and learning) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, joseph.benoit@und.edu, 777-4005

Retirement reception will honor David Marshall, Ursula Hovet

Please join the Department of English at the North Dakota Museum of Art from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for a retirement reception honoring Ursula Hovet and David Marshall. Hovet, currently an administrative assistant, joined the Department of English during the summer of 1976. She also taught German in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages over the years, and has taught at the American College of Norway. She helped found the UND Children's Literature Conference held each October, and maintains a vibrant international presence for students and professors alike.

Professor Marshall joined our faculty in 1980. He is an internationally recognized linguist and Fulbright scholar whose work has attracted Eastern European students, Fulbright Fellows and teachers to this campus. He has held teaching appointments in Europe, China, and the Soviet Republics during his tenure at UND. He co-founded our department's new program in Writing and Editing, and has placed ESL and linguistics students all over the world. He is currently working as a consultant, editor, and contributor to IF Midwest and for several international linguistics journals.

Everyone is welcome to help us recognize and thank Ursula and David for their hard work and generous spirits which have opened our campus and community to the world. -- Sherry O'Donnell, chair, Department of English.

Retirement reception for Caryl Pederson is April 24

The Information Technology Systems and Services staff invites you to a retirement reception honoring Caryl Pederson in the Alumni House from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24. She has been a part of the UND family for over 45 years. Please join us in wishing her well!
-- Carol Hjelmstad, Administrative Assistant, ITSS, carolhjelmstad@mail.und.edu, 777-3171

Visiting literacy scholar to present talk on status of writing

The College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Speaker Series, the College of Education and Human Development, and the Department of English present Deborah Brandt, internationally recognized scholar of literacy, speaking on "The Status of Writing." Her talk will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

The United States was founded as a nation for readers. But as writing comes to rival reading as a focus of mass literate experience, we can ask: How equipped are our social, cultural, and political institutions for sustaining a nation of writers? In this talk Dr. Brandt will examine how the growing importance of writing in economic and social life in the United States challenges ideas about literacy that initially developed as part of a literacy centered on reading. Drawing on the observations of everyday Americans about the writing they do at work and beyond, she will explore how writing threatens to undermine the moral order that has conditioned mass literacy.

Deborah Brandt is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of "Literacy as Involvement: The Acts of Writers, Readers and Texts" (Southern Illinois University Press, 1990) and "Literacy in American Lives" (Cambridge University Press, 2001) along with numerous articles.

-- Marcus Weaver-Hightower, assistant professor, educational foundations and research, 777-3238, mwh@und.nodak.edu, and Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, assistant professor, English, 777-6391, rwh@und.edu.

Hawaii Night is April 24

The final Thursday night cultural program is Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Loading Dock, Memorial Union. We will feature Hawaii. The program is free and open to the public; food is $1 to try.
-- Shannon Jolly, International Student Advisor, International Programs, shannonjolly@mail.und.edu, 777-4118

Biology seminar is Friday

Brian Bagatto, associate professor of the Department of Biology, University of Akron, will discuss "Chronic Hypoxia In Zebrafish: An Integrative Approach To Studying Plasticity" at a biology seminar at noon Friday, April 25, in 141 Starcher Hall.

National finance expert talks on sub-prime mortgage meltdown April 25

The sub-prime mortgage crisis is an ongoing economic problem manifesting itself throughout the banking system, which had led to a growing global financial crisis, including the recent Bear Stearns collapse and buyout. The crisis began with the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble and high default rates on "sub-prime" and other adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) made to higher-risk borrowers with lower income or lesser credit history than "prime" borrowers. During 2007, nearly 1.3 million U.S. housing properties were subject to foreclosure activity, up 79 percent from 2006. As of Dec. 22, 2007, The Economist estimated sub-prime defaults would reach a level between U.S. $200-300 billion.

The Department of Economics will host author, consultant, and nationally renowned financial expert Ed Kane, who addresses this very issue in his upcoming presentation, “The Making of the Sub-Prime Mortgage Meltdown,” set for Friday, April 25, at 3 p.m. in Room 1, Gamble Hall.

Kane asserts problems now facing the mortgage market are a function of lax supervision by many public and private agencies. The event is free and all members of the UND community and Greater Grand Forks businesses are invited to attend; however, RSVPs are requested. To reserve your seat, please call 777-0879 or e-mail: pamelaburkes@mail.business.und.edu.

Ed Kane is the James F. Cleary Professor of Finance at Boston College. Currently, he consults for the World Bank and is a senior fellow in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Center for Financial Research. From 1972 to 1992 he held the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics at Ohio State University. A founding member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Kane rejoined the organization in 2005. He served for 12 years as a trustee and member of the finance committee of Teachers Insurance.

Kane has served as a consultant for numerous agencies, including the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the IMF, various components of the Federal Reserve System, and three foreign central banks as well as the Congressional Budget Office, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress. He is a past president and fellow of the American Finance Association and a former Guggenheim fellow. He also served as president of the International Atlantic Economic Society and the North American Economics and Finance Association. Kane is a longtime research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Besides authoring three books, he has published widely in professional journals and currently serves on eight editorial boards. He received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Please join us for this interesting and informative event. For more information, check out www.business.und.edu.
-- CK Schultz, Director, External Relations, College of Business & Public Administration, ck.schultz@mail.business.und.edu, 777-6937

Insight Meditation Retreat set with John Travis

The insight meditation retreat at Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., with John Travis is a non-residential weekend retreat that starts Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. and ends early Sunday afternoon, April 27. There is a suggested fee of $85 for the weekend, which includes meals. Scholarships and work exchange are available.

More information about John Travis is available at www.mtstream.org. For retreat info call 787-8839.
-- Lora Sloan Anderson, Director, Lotus Meditation Center, lorasloan@gra.midco.net, 701-787-8839

Students will take part in The Day of Silence, April 25

Get ready for the campus to be a little quieter. On Friday, April 25, students at the University of North Dakota will join students across the nation in a Day of Silence to protest the discrimination, harassment and abuse --- in effect the silencing --- faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies in schools.

The Day of Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), will be held during school hours. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with members of the GLSEN Red River Valley chapter and others wishing to participate in the Day of Silence, meeting at the Soaring Eagle statue behind the Chester Fritz Library on the UND campus. Participants will be silent throughout the day, wearing stickers and passing out 'speaking cards' that read:

"Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies in schools. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. I believe that ending the silence is the first step toward fighting these injustices. Think about the voices you are not hearing today. What are you going to do to end the silence?"

At 2 p.m. there will be a "Breaking the Silence" debriefing to be held in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union.

"The Day of Silence," according to local organizer, Cheryl Stolz, "is especially relevant to the nation's schools, including those schools within the community of Grand Forks, since 15-year-old Lawrence King was murdered at his Oxnard, Calif., school Feb. 12, 2008. This senseless killing was based on Lawrence's sexual orientation and gender expression." Ms. Stolz hopes that the event will work towards ending some of the silence and hatred students face.

GLSEN's 2003 National Climate Survey found that more than four out of five LGBT students report verbal, sexual or physical harassment at school and 29 percent report missing at least a day of school in the past month out of fear for their personal safety. The Day of Silence is one way students and their allies are making anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and name-calling unacceptable in America's schools.

The Day of Silence, a project of GLSEN, is a nationwide, student-led event during which hundreds of high schools and colleges protest the oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. For more information contact local organizer Cheryl Stolz at (701) 330-5475 or cheryl.stolz@und.edu.

For more information and a complete collection of organizing materials, visit www.dayofsilence.org.

GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on creating safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Established nationally in 1995, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. For more information on our educator resources, public policy agenda, student organizing programs or development initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.

Memorial service for Rugao Liu is Saturday

A memorial service for Rugao Liu will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1400 24th Ave. S., Grand Forks. Children are welcome; the church will provide childcare for the duration of the service.

Dr. Liu, a neuroscientist and molecular biologist in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, died Sunday, April 13, at a hospital in Qingdao, China, after a brief, valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 45. Dr. Liu was a gifted, productive, and widely published researcher who had achieved notable recognition following his molecular-level research of degenerative disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Among other advanced areas of inquiry, Dr. Liu was studying ways to regenerate nerve cells—neurons—damaged by these degenerative diseases. Dr. Liu, who came to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in September 2004, was the recipient of two highly competitive and very prestigious R01 research grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Liu had five similar grants in the works at the time of his death. He launched his scientific career in the People’s Republic of China, where he earned degrees in marine zoology and biochemistry. Dr. Liu got his Ph.D. in molecular biology and free radical chemistry at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 1996.

Rugao Liu is survived by his wife, Chun “Nancy” Luo; their two year-old daughter Michelle; and his son David by a previous marriage.

A trust fund is being set up for the benefit of Dr. Liu's daughter Michelle. For more information about the trust fund or to make contributions, please contact Edward Carlson, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stop 9037, 777-2101 or 777-2600, ecarlson@medicine.nodak.edu. Please make your checks payable to "Michelle Liu Trust Fund."
-- Shelley Pohlman, Admin Sec, Office of Public Affairs, spohlman@medicine.nodak.edu, 701-777-4305

Distinguished Thesis & Dissertation Awards

The Graduate School's Distinguished Thesis and Dissertation Awards will be held in the Idea Laboratory at the Ina Mae Rude Center at 3 p.m. Monday, April 28.

The 2008 thesis award will be presented to Christopher Lee Flakker for "Determination of Key Parameters Affecting Titanium Dioxide Activity, Carryover, and Attrition in a Fluidized Bed Photoreactor." Flakker earned a master's degree in chemical engineering under the guidance of Darrin Muggli.

The 2008 dissertation award will be presented to Mark A. Cervinski for "Phosphorylation and Regulation of the Dopamine Transporter by Psychostimulant Substrates and Protein-Protein Interactions." Cervinski earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology under the guidance of Roxanne Vaughan.

Graduate students and faculty are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations, The Graduate School, susancaraher@mail.und.edu, 777-2524

De-Stress Fest is April 28

Does stress have you in a time warp? Come to De-Stress Fest: “I Will Survive...Keep the 80’s Alive.” The survival party will be held Monday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Loading Dock. There will be tons of fun ways to decompress and relax during this hectic time in the semester. Free chair massages, pet rock making, door prizes, and resources for places on campus and the community to release stress, and so much more. Don’t let the stress of finals stop you from coming out … I hope you join in the fun at De-Stress Fest and relive the 80s in style!

The event is sponsored by Student Health Services, ADAPT Peer Educators, Magna Iota, SHAC, University Counseling Center, Student Success Center, University Program Council, Volunteer Bridge, Wellness Center, and Women’s Center.

For more information contact the Student Health Promotion Office at 777-2097.
-- Carrie Giebel, De-Stress Fest, Student Health Promotion Office, carrie.giebel@und.edu, 777-2097

Chautauqua Series workshop is April 29

The Graduate School will host the Chautauqua workshop, "Sealing the Deal," Tuesday, April 29, in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. The workshop will cover topics including the interview process (phone, campus, developing a presentation, conference interview), negotiating for what you want/need and role playing good/bad scenarios.

All graduate students are welcome. A light lunch will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and the workshop will begin at noon.

-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations, The Graduate School, susancaraher@mail.und.edu, 777-2524

U2 lists workshops

University within the University (U2) list the following workshops.

Social Security Pre-Retirement Seminar
April 29, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 10-12, Swanson Hall
This presentation addresses the Social Security and Medicare Programs at retirement. Presenter: Howard Kossover, Social Security Administration.

GroupWise 7.0 Intermediate**
April 30, 1 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II
Students will work with advanced message options, set mail properties, customize message headers, use Web Access interface, create and use rules to automate e-mail responses, and set access rights. Work in depth with junk mail folder and archive feature. Presenter: Heidi Strande.

Creating a Learning Outcomes Based Workplace for Student Employees – Part II
May 1, 8 to 9:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union
This two-part, lessons-learned session shares specific examples of how departments can create a learning outcomes based workplace for their student employees. Content includes the ways learning outcomes are identified and written, and how assessment strategies and their results can be implemented and used. The goal is to move employment goals beyond job satisfaction to goals which support student learning. The session will benefit all staff members who supervise or work with student employees, especially those in administrative, auxiliary and support positions. Presenter: Tony Trimarco.

** Limited Seating

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone, 777-2128, E-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include: (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) stop number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) How you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Kathy Williams, U2 Coordinator, University within the University, kathrynwilliams@mail.und.edu,777-4266.

Check out classes at Wellness Center's Burnt Toast Kitchen.

Check out this class at the Wellness Center's Burnt Toast Kitchen.

Cooking with Potatoes
Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $6.
Cooking with potatoes taught by Jenn, the Wellness Center licensed registered dietitian, and her husband, Zac, the potato nutritionist! 2008 is the International Year of the Potato, so come and learn fun facts about the potato and why it is a good carbohydrate and vegetable after all. We will explore new ways to create culinary delights with potatoes, all the while learning about how potatoes grow and how many different varieties exist.

* Classes are located in the Wellness Center Burnt Toast Demo Kitchen.
* Sign up for classes 24 hours in advance at the Wellness Center welcome desk.
* For more information please contact Leah Wagner at 777-0842 or leahwagner@mail.und.edu
-- Leah Wagner, Coordinator of Wellness Programs, Wellness Center, LeahWagner@mail.und.edu, 777-0842

University Senate meets May 1; agenda listed

The University Senate will meet Thursday, May 1, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

AGENDA
1. Announcements:
a. Report on the Higher Learning Commission visit – Joan Hawthorne
b. Report on the Parking Task Force – Doug Munski
c. Report on future capital improvements – Rick Tonder
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes
3. Question period

CONSENT CALENDAR:
4. Annual report of the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Patrick Carr, chair

BUSINESS CALENDAR:
5. Senate General Education Requirements/Essential Studies Committee election, Michelle Iiams, chair
6. Candidates for degrees in May 2008, Suzanne Anderson, University registrar
7. Report from the Senate Curriculum Committee, Matt Cavalli, chair
8. Proposed revision to the University Assessment Plan, Renee Mabey, chair
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, lorihofland@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3892

Ceramics students will sell pottery, exhibit work

Students and members of the Ceramic Arts Organization (CAO), will sell pottery at their annual Mother’s Day Sale in the Hughes Fine Arts Center Wednesday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place inside the main lobby and in the Anna Mae Room. It is open to the public. Proceeds from demonstrations go to benefit the ceramics students and the CAO. The fall and spring sales are the major fundraisers and allow CAO to take students on field trips and help them attend their national conference each year.

There is also an off-campus show, “Amalgamation: An Exhibition of UND Student Ceramics,” which consists of UND ceramics students art. It will be held at the Arts Place, 1110 Second Ave. N. The Arts Place is sponsoring it and CAO will provide refreshments. The show will run through May 2. The opening reception will be Wednesday, April 23, from 5 to 8 p.m.; it is free and open to the public and all artworks are for sale.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3621

Antique to Chic children's art benefit jewelry sale, raffle is May 4

The North Dakota Museum of Art will hold the third annual Antique to Chic costume and vintage jewelry sale and raffle Sunday, May 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Museum. All proceeds benefit children's art programs, which include six week-long Summer Arts day camps, weekend workshops, family events and scholarships for children. Hors d'oeuvres and music will round out this afternoon program, which is free to the public.

Raffle tickets are on sale for $5 each and can be purchased at the Museum now until the drawing May 4. Raffle prizes include: a 14k gold diamond pendant designed and created by Mike Zhorela of River City Jewelers valued at $500. Also included in the prize list is an aquamarine bracelet from Zales Jewelers valued at $300, two rings designed and created by Donovan Widmer, UND professor of art, valued at $135 and a $75 gift certificate to dine at Sanders 1907 donated by Kim Holmes.

The Museum is still seeking jewelry donations to be sold at this event. Jewelry can be inexpensive costume jewelry to more valuable items. You may deliver to the Museum or arrange to have pieces picked up before May 2 by calling 777-4195.

Please join us in this week-before-Mother's Day occasion. Browse, shop, enjoy music and hors d'oeuvres.
-- Sue Fink, Director of Education, North Dakota Museum of Art, sfink@ndmoa.com, 777-4195

Small Men's Ensemble charity concert is May 4

The UND Varsity Bachelors Club Small Mens Ensemble charity concert is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Christus Rex. The Bachelors club is a small men's choir I started a couple of years ago that sings traditional mens choir songs, as well as contemporary, and barbershop arrangements. We hold free concerts to raise money for local charities. While the concerts are free, a free will offering will be accepted. This semester we're raffling off about $600 in cool stuff, including a homemade, hand crafted table cloths, and a signed UND Fighting Sioux men's hockey jersey. We're also pretty funny, and when I say pretty funny, I mean really really funny.

This year we're sponsoring the charity "Dru's Dive" to raise awareness about student violence. It's a really good cause, and it's run by Shelle Michaels and Dru Sjodin's mother. -- Dave Barta, Varsity Bachelor's Club.

Center of Excellence proposal synopsis due May 9; note additional date

Dear All,

Previous notices regarding Center of Excellence proposals have had a due date of June 9. However, a new requirement has been added by the North Dakota University System to submit a synopsis of the proposal to the chancellor 30 days prior to the due date. Therefore, proposal synopsis are due May 9. See http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/policies/sbhe-policies/policy.asp?ref=2540&printable=1.

So, for this round of competition, a synopsis of the proposal is due May 9, with the full proposal due June 9. As soon as possible, please notify the vice president for research office of your intent to submit proposals, and that office will coordinate the submission of the synopsis to the chancellor by May 9, and the proposal to the Department of Commerce by June 9.

I have asked Gary Johnson to coordinate and track all submissions from UND. Please advise the Office of the Vice President for Research, garyejohnson@mail.und.eduas soon as possible if you intend to submit a proposal in response to the current announcement. This will let us gauge the number of proposals expected from the UND campus. As with the previous round, UND will be limited to a maximum of five proposals.

The Centers of Excellence Application for the 2008 round of Center approvals was released by the Department of Commerce. The application form is available on the UND Research Web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/research/. Please note that the form will open as a Word document file.

Please note that "The approval and recommendation by the President of the University is required to ensure that the funding request is consistent with the mission and development plans of the institution." Please route proposal synopsis through the Office of the Vice President for Research by May 9 for review and forwarding to the chancellor.

Please make this announcement known to all faculty and professional staff in your areas of responsibility.

Note that the questions about the application process or the Centers of Excellence program may be directed to:
Justin Dever, Manager
Office of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives
North Dakota Department of Commerce
701 328 7258 (office)
701 202 6767 (cell)
jdever@nd.gov
www.ndcommerce.com ( http://www.ndcommerce.com/ )

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

Staff recognition luncheon tickets on sale now

The 2008 Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Employees will be recognized for years of service in five-year increments, 10 Meritorious Service Award winners will be presented, and the winner of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will be announced. Tickets may be purchased in Human Resources, 313 Twamley Hall, for $4 each or from the human resources manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased no later than Friday, May 2. All members of the University community are invited.

Anyone wishing to participate in the luncheon that may require an accommodation should contact Joy Johnson at 777-4367 or e-mail joyjohnson@mail.und.edu. - Human Resources.
-- Joy Johnson, Human Resources Officer, Human Resources, joyjohnson@mail.und.edu, 7-4367

Registration begins for children's art camp at Museum of Art

The North Dakota Museum of Art is taking registrations for summer art day camps for children. Camps are held for six weeks; each features a different artist and project. Most camps are for children ages 6-13 unless otherwise noted.

Camps include:
Guillermo Guardia - Building with clay and more
Adam Kemp and Sue Fink - Paint Your Heart Out
Greg Blair - Names and nature, sculpture/paint
Nancy Friese - Drawing Inside and Out (for ages 9-15)
Adam Kemp - Sculpture Shop
Mike Hazard - Lights, Cameras, Masks (ages 6-9)

Camps cost $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Scholarships are available. Camps fill quickly and are limited to 20 per camp, so register soon. For more information call Sue Fink at 777-4195.
-- Sue Fink, Director of Education, North Dakota Museum of Art, sfink@ndmoa.com, 77-4195

Union offers discount movie tickets

Union Services in the Memorial Union is offering "April Showers of Savings" on movie tickets. During the month of April only, Union Services will offer a "Buy one, get one half off" on Carmike Theatre movie tickets. These tickets are good for any Carmike Theatre in the United States. Please limit two per customer. Stop by today or call Union Services for more information at 777-3643.
-- Rebecca Slade, Marketing Coordinator, Memorial Union, rebecca.slade@und.edu, 777-3938

Please help us save students money

Barnes & Noble at UND is actively working to reduce the costs of textbooks for your students. If you plan to reuse your current textbook in the fall, we can offer students 50 percent back on the costs of their textbooks. That is a significant savings for students and will also allow students in the fall to save an additional 25 percent on the purchase of the book when they buy used copies. In order to do this, we need to have a confirmed order as soon as possible.

We would like to take your book order information today and, if not, remind you that finals week is the peak time for students to sell their books and to maximize their textbook savings. Please submit your order prior to May 1.

Submit your requests:
* Online at: http://und.bncollege.com and click on the faculty services tab
* Fax 777-3410
* Call 777-2106
* Stop by the store and ask for Tina Monette, textbook manager
* Or we'll come to your office at a time convenient for you

Thank you for continued support.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, michelle_abernathey@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2103

Artist applications available for Art & Wine Walk

Artists are invited to show their work at the 2008 Art & Wine Walk, which takes place the third Saturday of the month, May through October from 1 to 5 p.m. in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

Artists can show their work at participating businesses; the North Valley Arts Council will help set artists up with participating businesses each month. Artists are welcome to have their work available for sale each month, and artists keep 100 percent of the sale price of their artwork. Artists must be present at the event to discuss their work with patrons and handle any sales.

There are 15 to 18 slots open for artists at each event. The application deadline is the Tuesday prior to each Art & Wine Walk. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. An average of 150 patrons attended each event in the 2007 Art & Wine Walk season.

To register for the event, visit www.novac.org and download an artist agreement, or contact NoVAC at (701) 777-6120 or at info@novac.org. To learn more about the event, visit www.culturepulse.org.

Art & Wine Walk 2008 event dates are May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, and Oct. 18.

The Art & Wine Walk is organized by the North Valley Arts Council and the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is sponsored by the Empire Arts Center, Clear Channel Radio, the Blue Moose Bar and Grill, and Gilly’s Bar and Grill.

The North Valley Arts Council supports arts and culture for the artists, arts organizations, and citizens of Greater Grand Forks.
-- Nicole Derenne, Executive Director, North Valley Arts Council, nicolederenne@novac.org, 777-6120

American Cancer Relay for Life selling bracelets

Members of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team "Angels Among Us" have made Cancer Awareness bracelets, which they are selling for $10 each. They will have a table at the south entrance in front of the library, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 7. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society; donations are welcome.

Higher One will disburse student refunds

UND has entered into a contract for services with Higher One for the disbursement of student refunds (excess financial aid and other refunds) and implementation of the UND Pride Card. The contract was reviewed and approved by UND General Counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including FERPA. Here’s how it works:

Students start by simply activating their cards and identifying a preference for receiving refunds from the University — either direct deposit to their personal bank/savings account, or direct deposit to an account with Higher One.

If the student opts for the account with Higher One, their UND Pride Card also serves as a debit MasterCard®. For information regarding features associated with the Higher One account, visit www.UNDPRIDECARD.com ( about:www.UNDPRIDECARD.com ).

The UND Pride Card is not a credit card and Higher One is not a credit card company. Therefore, activating the card will have no impact on a student’s credit score or credit report.

Once activated the UND Pride Card may be used as a debit card if the student has funds on deposit in their Higher One account. However, students will still want to closely track their spending to not overdraw the account with transactions that exceed their available balance.

Proposals sought for Beyond Boundaries conference

The University of North Dakota and the Conference Planning Committee invite you to present at the seventh annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning Conference, to be held Oct. 2 and 3, at the Memorial Union.

The conference planning committee is currently accepting proposals for:
* 60-minute concurrent sessions
* Technology tidbits, seven-minute oral poster session featuring the latest technology being used in classrooms. We encourage you to share your knowledge, research and experience with other faculty, administrators and students in the region by submitting a proposal.
* “Birds of a Feather” discussions are designed for interactivity, such as small group discussion of specialized topics, with a facilitator who is knowledgeable on the topic and encourages active discussion among participants during the session.

Track opportunities:
1. Leadership and administration of educational technology
2. Legal, ethical, and security issues with educational technology
3. Assessment
4. K-12 educational technology applications
5. Emerging technologies in higher education
6. Pedagogical research and application

For more information about each track’s descriptions, please visit www.beyondboundaries.info.

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit www.beyondboundaries.info.
You may also contact the Office of Conference Services via e-mail at conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu [subject: Beyond Boundaries].

All proposals must be submitted online and are due Friday, May 2. Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent the week of May 19.

Please share this information with your colleagues. We look forward to reviewing your proposals.
-- Robyn von Ruden, Conference Coordinator, Division of Continuing Education, robynvonruden@mail.und.nodak.edu, 701-777-4274

New University policy issued on student financial aid

A new University policy, "Student Financial Aid, Standards for Participation in Title IV, HEA Programs," was issued April 10. Please visit the Finance and Operations Web site to view the policy in its entirety.
http://www.und.edu/dept/vpfo/html/policies.html

Policy statement: All University of North Dakota departments are required to contact the Student Financial Aid office prior to an award of financial assistance to a University student, regardless of the source of funding, including but not limited to, scholarships, grants, stipends, fellowships, or employment.

For questions relating to the policy, please stop by the Finance and Operations office in 116 Twamley Hall, or call 777-2015.
-- Marisa Haggy, Spec. Projects/Assistant to VP, VP for Finance & Operations Office/Policy Office, marisahaggy@mail.und.edu, 701.777.4392

Note final deadline for submission of SSAC travel grant applications

Thursday, May 1, is the final deadline for submission of Senate Scholarly Activities Committee travel grant applications for fiscal year 2007-2008. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 2 and Sept. 15, 2008.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. Although the SSAC encourages submission of travel requests, the committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants.

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

Law library lists extended exam hours

Extended exam hours for the law library follow:
Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, May 5, through Thursday, May 8, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 9, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, May 11, closed.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.edu, 7-3482

Louise Eberwein Women Studies scholarship winner announced

The Women Studies Program is pleased to announce the 2007-08 Louise Eberwein Memorial Scholarship winner, Heather Jackson. The Louise Eberwein Scholarship was established by an annoymous friend after the death of Louise from breast cancer in 2004. Louise was a Grand Forks resident active in her children's schools, the North Dakota Museum of Art, and the North Dakota Ballet Company. She was a lover of books and ideas, and a wonderful friend to other women. This year's scholarship winner, Heather Jackson, a sociology major, embodies the values Louise Eberwein held dear: activism, intellectual curiosity, a love of words, and positive mothering. We are excited to provide Jackson with a scholarship in the amount of $500 to further her education. Any current UND student who has taken Intro to the Study of Women, is a mother and activist, is invited to apply for next year's scholarship.
-- Kathleen King, Sr. Lecturer, English/Women Studies, kathleen_king@und.nodak.edu, 777-2787

Wednesday, April 30, is Denim Day

April 30 is the last Wednesday of the month -- and that means Denim Day. So ignore April showers, pay your dollar to your building/office coordinator, and enjoy going casual. If you need buttons or posters, let me know. As always, all funds go to charity.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, patsynies@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3791

Reminder for tobacco-free survey

A survey regarding the tobacco-free campus was sent to all deans and department heads a couple weeks ago. If you have not yet returned your survey, we would like to encourage you to do so by Monday, April 28. Please contact me via e-mail if you need a new copy of the survey mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to you or if you have other questions. Thank you to all who have responded to the survey on behalf of the Tobacco-Free Task Force.
-- Jodi Ramberg, Tobacco Prevention GSA, Student Health Promotion Office, jodi.ramberg@und.nodak.edu, 7-2097

Dates set for cScibot Lego robotic camp

The Computer Science Department will offer an introductory Lego Robotic Camp and an Advanced Lego Robotic Camp this summer. The introductory camp is for 10-14 year olds and runs July 21-25 and Aug. 4-8 from 1 to 4 p.m. The advanced camp is for students ages 10-14 who have already attended our introductory camp. Those dates are July 21-25 and Aug. 4-8 from 8 a.m. to noon. More information is available on our Web site at: http://cs.und.edu/cscibot/
If you have questions, please call us at 777-4107.
-- Annette Glennon, Administrative Secretary, Computer Science, aglennon@cs.und.edu, 7-4107

Backpacks for Brilliance seeks school supplies

Backpacks for Brilliance is a local non-profit founded and run by Pam Burkes, staff member at the College of Business and Public Administration. Donations of new backpacks and school supplies are now being collected.

Backpacks for Brilliance serves children with special needs. Recipients of the backpacks must be in special education to be eligible. This project is in its fourth year and has made great progress through the help of ISBE 320 students. There are two drop off locations for supplies, 135 Starcher Hall and 110 Gamble Hall. Monetary donations may be sent to Pam Burkes at Stop 8098. A full supply list is available; please call Pam at 777-0879 or e-mail pam.burkes@mail.business.und.edu. Thank you for your support.

Museum Cafe lists soups, specials

The North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe lists their soups and specials.

April 23-25
Soups for the week: Chicken Tortilla / Tomato Basil
Wednesday: Chicken Enchiladas
Thursday: Buffalo Burger
Friday: Monte Cristo Sandwich

April 28 - May 2
Soups for the week: Tuscan Bean / French Onion
Monday: Cafe Cobb Salad
Tuesday: Sobo Noodle Salad
Wednesday: Salmon Caesar Salad
Thursday: Chicken Tortilla Salad
Friday: Sesame Chicken Salad

The Museum Café 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, 777-4195

Student Relations Committee seeks members

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for membership on the UND Student Relations Committee (SRC) for the 2008/09 academic year. The SRC consists of a group of students and faculty, appointed by the president, trained, and called upon to hear cases of alleged violations of the Code of University Life. It is the highest disciplinary body of the University and has the power to suspend a student or student organization and/or place a disciplinary notation on any student record which is currently or prospectively available to those outside the University. The successful student candidate for a position on the SRC will demonstrate a clear, logical thought process, and the ability to maintain objectivity regardless of previous experience. They will have the potential to work closely and collaboratively with student peers and faculty members. Applicants must have a sense of current events on campus, and understand the mission of the institution. A link to the job description and application form may be found at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/biochem/. The application deadline is May 2.

Wellness Center conducting satisfaction survey

The Wellness Center is conducting a satisfaction survey and asks that you take a few minutes to fill out the survey. Go to www.wellness.und.edu and click on the satisfaction survey box. Feel free to inform students of this opportunity to voice their satisfaction with the Wellness Center as well.
-- Rachel Lundbohm, Marketing Coordinator, Wellness Center, rachellundbohm@mail.und.edu, 777-3003

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: Senior Research Advisor, EERC, #08-299
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/25/2008
COMPENSATION: $85,000+/year

POSITION: Assistant Director of Marketing and Membership, Wellness Center, #08-296
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/24/2008
COMPENSATION: $32,000 plus/year

POSITION: Multimedia Programmer, Residence Services, #08-295
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/24/2008
COMPENSATION: $34,000 plus/year

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL:

POSITION: Executive Building Services Manager, Facilities/Housing, #08-300
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/25/2008
COMPENSATION: $40,000 plus/year

OFFICE SUPPORT:

POSITION: Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs/Faculty Affairs - SOMHS, #08-297
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/24/2008
COMPENSATION: $30,000 plus/year

POSITION: Complex Secretary, Housing, #08-294
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/24/2008
COMPENSATION: $21,400 plus/year

CRAFTS/SERVICE/TRADES:

POSITION: Journeyman Systems Mechanic, Facilities, #08-298
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (I) 4/24/2008
COMPENSATION: $35,000 plus/year

Nursing professor accepted to NIH genetics institute

Lek Seal, assistant professor at the College of Nursing, has been selected to participate in the Summer Genetics Institute 2008, sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Summer Genetics Institute is an intensive, two-month summer research training program designed to provide a foundation in molecular genetics for use in research and clinical practice. The purpose is to develop and expand the research capability among graduate students and faculty in schools of nursing, and to develop and expand the basis for clinical practice in genetics among advanced practice nurses.

“This is an honor and a wonderful opportunity to be prepared for cutting-edge science,” said Seal’s department chair, Liz Tyree. “We are on the verge of dramatic developments in the prevention and pre-emption of disease based on individuals' genetic make-up. This training will also connect with the behavioral mission of our new research building at UND.”

The program features both classroom and laboratory components and participants spend two months in residence at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Graduates of the program receive 12 hours of doctoral-level college credit awarded through Georgetown University.

The first SGI was held on the NIH campus during the summer of 2000. Since that time, there have been 139 graduates of the program. To date, they have published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, and presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Dr. Seal received both her BSN and MSN from Mahidol University in Thailand and her Ph.D. from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Seal’s research interests include prevention of childhood obesity and obesity related disease, families with an individual with chronic illness, women’s health, environment health, health risk behaviors in children and youth, and health promotion.

The National Institutes of Health, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people’s health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Officer, Nursing, beckycournia@mail.und.edu, 777-4526

Loretta Heuer, Laurie Betting selected for Harvard summer leadership program

Loretta Heuer, chair, Department of Practice and Role Develoment, College of Nursing, and Laurie Betting, assistant vce president for wellness, student and outreach services, have been selected for funding through the president's leadership program to attend the Harvard summer management development program, June 14-26.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, victoriabeard@mail.und.edu, 4824

Jacquie Ferraro has winning photograph

Jacquie Ferraro’s (languages) photograph, “Vista de Paz” of the International Peace Garden, was published by the International Library of Photography in the book titled “Images for the Ages,” 2007. After further review by the International Society of Photographers, “Vista de Paz” was selected as the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Amateur Photography, 2008. Ms. Ferraro was awarded a crystal trophy and a bronze commemorative medallion and her photo was showcased in front of a panel of photographers from around the world at the ISP’s convention and symposium on March 27-30 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Previously, another Peace Garden photo by Ferraro won the 2006 North Dakota Governor’s photo contest and was featured on the North Dakota Department of Commerce/Tourism Division’s web site and in the visitors’ guide.

Geography students present talks, participate in Geography Bowl

The Department of Geography was well represented in Brookings, S.D., at the 39th annual South Dakota State Geography Convention April 3 and 4. James Lindstrom presented a paper on “Recreation Use Characteristics of the Maah Daah Hey Trail” and William Wetherholt presented a paper on “A Survey of Ethics in U.S. Remote Sensing Education.” Lindstrom and Wetherholt, graduate students in geography, also participated in UND Geography Bowl teams that included undergraduate students Danny Fasteen and Erin Pederson, and graduate students Matt Golz and Jordan Neau. The UND teams placed second and fourth against their South Dakota State competitors.

“The South Dakota State Geography Convention is the longest-running student organized and sponsored annual meeting in the United States.” The convention also hosted eight prominent academic and applied geographers from the United States and Canada, including Thomas Baerwald, president of the Association of American Geographers; Jeff Crump, University of Minnesota; Lisa Harrington, Kansas State University; John Fraser Hart, University of Minnesota; John Hudson, Northwestern University; Geoffrey Scott, University of Winnipeg; Gray Tappan, U.S. Geological Survey; and Mike Wimberly, South Dakota State University.
-- Gregory Vandeberg, Assistant Professor, Geography, gregory.vandeberg@und.nodak.edu, 777-4588