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University Letter

April 6, 2001

Volume 38 No. 31

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 31, April 6, 2001

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

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STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

You're invited to take part in UND's Strategic Planning Process: www.und.edu/stratplan.

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PRESIDENT KUPCHELLA TO VISIT MILITARY BASES AS PART OF DOD CONFERENCE

President Charles Kupchella is one of 60 civic leaders from across the nation to be invited by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld to participate in the Defense Department's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. The program, which will be held April 21-29, gives participants an opportunity to learn first-hand about U.S. military personnel, their equipment and capabilities, and national defense strategies.

As a JCOC participant, President Kupchella will visit Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Military bases. Very few people, even those employed by the Department of Defense, get the opportunity to interact with such an encompassing cross- section of military leaders and service members of all ranks. Participants will fly on military aircraft, experience aircraft carrier landings and launches and observe amphibious landings, urban area combat techniques, special operation assaults, and other warfare demonstrations.

The program begins in Washington, D.C., where President Kupchella will meet and be briefed by Defense Department leaders including Secretary Rumsfeld, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Henry H. Shelton, and other senior military and civilian officials.

After the Washington, D.C., orientation, the JCOC team will travel by military aircraft to the U.S. Naval Facility in Norfolk, Va.; Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune in North Carolina; the Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Va., and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

This conference was initiated in 1948 and is the Secretary of Defense's premier civic leader program. Sixty U.S. citizens are selected from hundreds of candidates nominated by military commands worldwide. The selection process is highly competitive.

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ODEGARD SCHOOL NAMED CENTER OF EXCELLENCE; FAA'S JANE GARVEY WILL TOUR AT DORGAN'S INVITATION

U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences to participate in a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for General Aviation. The selection recognizes the aviation school as one of the nation's premier aviation research and training programs.

"This designation puts the school at the top of the list for federal research projects that will improve aviation safety," said Sen. Dorgan. "It also provides an opportunity to share the expertise of the talented faculty at UND."

Garvey will be in Grand Forks Thursday, April 19, at Dorgan's invitation, to tour the Odegard School and to meet with city and airport officials about a range of transportation issues. "I invited Jane Garvey to Grand Forks because I want to expand the opportunities that exist for the UND aerospace school to be engaged with the FAA to train air traffic controllers and be involved in a range of other FAA operations."

With a looming pilot shortage in the U.S., as well as airport infrastructure and air traffic control systems strained to the limits, Dorgan said he thinks UND can play a significant and increasing role in helping the FAA resolve some of these issues.

"We feel that we are the premier flight training school in the country, and it is nice when someone else, especially the FAA, recognizes that we are the best," said Dr. Bruce Smith, Dean of the Odegard School. "More importantly, the opportunity to double our research funding directly supports President Kupchella's Strategic Plan / Priority Action Area to 'expand and strengthen the University's commitment to research and creative activity.' This is a very significant award."

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EVENTS TO NOTE

COLLOQUIUM FOCUSES ON PERSISTENCE OF SOCIAL PREJUDICE

The Psychology Department will hold a colloquium in which John Chaney will present "The Persistence of Social Prejudice: Contributions of Multicultural Perspectives," from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 6, in 302 Corwin/Larimore Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Psychology Department.

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ART EXHIBIT IS PART OF TIME-OUT AND WACIPI

Oscar Arredondo's art exhibit "A Mile in My Moccasins," will be on display in the Memorial Union River Valley Room through Friday, April 6. The exhibit features a body of work that explores the imagery, symbols and cultural objects of Arredondo's American Indian heritage while commenting on racial bigotry and exploitation.

"A Mile in My Moccasins," a 38-foot long collage, is an ever-growing compendium of commercial advertising imagery that depicts the historic and ongoing exploitation of American Indian peoples and their cultures by American popular media. The exhibit also includes a series of drawings that apply the cartoon facial features of the Cleveland Indians' mascot and logo, Chief Wahoo, to a variety of politically incorrect cultural and racial stereotypes. In these drawings, Arredondo reveals the inequity of our society's continued exploitation of Native culture in the midst of America's increasing sensitivity of other world cultures.

Oscar Arredondo's works have been included in group exhibitions at the Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Artifex Alternative Arts Museum, Minneapolis, the Kansas City Art Institute and the union of Independent College of Art, Osaka, Japan. Arredondo has also been a visiting artist for the Walker Art Center, the Cibique Community School at White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona and Bethel College, St. Paul.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Campus Committee for Human Rights, the Grand Forks Public Schools, UND Indian Studies Department, Art Department, Native Media Center, Native American Programs Office, Teaching and Learning, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, and individual donors.

Lucy Ganje, School of Communication, and Margaret Zidon, Teaching and Learning.

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CELLIST PAUL KATZ JOINS CHIARAS FOR CONCERT AT ART MUSEUM

Paul Katz will be the guest artist with the Chiara String Quartet at a concert at the North Dakota Museum of Art Sunday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Katz will join the Chiara to play Schubert's Quintet in C Major. Also on the program are the Quartet No. 2 of Jefferson Friedman and Haydn's String Quartet Op. 54, No. 2.

Mr. Katz' visit is sponsored by Chamber Music America, the national service organization that has also made possible the current two-year residency of the Chiara String Quartet with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and the Music Department at UND. His concert with the Chiaras is also the occasion for a site visit by Nancy Christensen, Education Director for Chamber Music America, who would welcome the opportunity to hear from members of the university community who wish to comment on the impact of the Chiara residency. CMA is currently in the process of restructuring its residency programs and the current site visit will provide information on which funding decisions are based. Faculty wishing to comment may do so by writing the Symphony Office at Box 7084, sending email to ggfso@und.nodak.edu, or calling 7-3359. Tickets ($15 in advance, $10 at the door, students 18 and under, free) to the Sunday concert may be reserved by calling the same number.

Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.

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ORGANIST ROBERT PARKINS TO PLAY NEXT CONCERT ON UNIVERSITY ARTIST SERIES

Robert Parkins, University Organist and Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University in Durham, N.C., will present an organ recital Sunday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut Street. Dr. Parkins will conduct a Master Class for UND and area organ students the following day, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 5555 South Washington Street. Both events are free and open to the public. Dr. Parkins is sponsored by the UND Artist Series and the Northern Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He concertizes regularly in the United States, Europe, and Central America. For more information, please contact me.

-- Christopher Anderson, Music Department, 777-2836.

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SEMINAR WILL FOCUS ON HIGH PERSISTENCE IN ESCHERICHIA COLI

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology welcomes Tom Hill (Microbiology and Immunology) as a speaker in their seminar series. The seminar will be Monday, April 9, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and is titled "What is Hip? The Phenomenon of High Persistence in Escherichia Coli." It will be held in the Frank N. Low Conference Room, Room B710 of the E.C. James Research Facility of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

Jane Dunlevy, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

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GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEETS MONDAY

The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, April 9, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Program Review: Electrical Engineering, Discussion of Draft #1.

2. Discussion on the Allied Health Program's request for change in graduate degree granting status and curriculum review.

3. Matters arising.

4. Search Committee convenes at 4:30 p.m.

-- Carl Fox, Interim Dean, Graduate School.

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PARENTAL EMOTIONAL STYLES IS COLLOQUIUM TOPIC

The Psychology Department will hold a colloquium in which Daniel G. Lagace-Seguin, General-Experimental faculty candidate, will present "Fostering Emotion and Social Well-Being: Examining the Correlates and Outcomes of Parental Emotional Styles," Monday, April 9, in 302 Corwin/Larimore Hall from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Psychology Department.

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BOOK REVIEW TO DISCUSS "LEARNING OUTSIDE THE LINES"

Have you skimmed a good book lately? A book review Monday, April 9, at noon, in the Prairie Room, Memorial Union, will feature "Learning Outside the Lines," a humorous and helpful book by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole. The authors are two Ivy League students with learning disabilities and ADHD. They give you the tools for academic success and educational revolution.

Elizabeth Fletcher Lamb, Learning Disabilities Specialist, Disability Support Services.

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BULIMIA TALK APRIL 10 IS LAST FACULTY LECTURE SERIES

"Research on the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa" is the last talk in the 2000-2001 Faculty Lecture Series. James E. Mitchell, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience, will deliver the talk Tuesday, April 10, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The reception starts at 4 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 4:30 p.m.

A psychiatrist, Dr. Mitchell is also the president of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute of Fargo, an independent non- profit organization created in 1986 to conduct neuroscience research. Mitchell is internationally known for his research in eating disorders and obesity. A respected practicing physician, researcher, teacher and administrator, he actively collaborates with researchers in the clinical and basic biomedical sciences.

The recipient of many teaching awards, Mitchell was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, or Creative Activity and Service last year, the Annual Outstanding Clinical Scholar Award from the University Hospital and University of Minnesota medical School in 1992, and the annual Award for Research in the Field of Eating Disorders from the Academy of Eating Disorders in 1995. Mitchell is a founding member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and the Eating Disorder Research Society, and a fellow of the American Association for Social Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association and American Psychopathology Association.

A native of Chicago, Mitchell attended Indiana University and earned his M.D. at Northwestern University Medical School in 1972. For several years he directed one of the largest research groups at the University of Minnesota, where he also served as director of adult psychiatry and acting head of the Department of Psychiatry.

The Faculty Lecture Series seeks to cultivate a stronger academic atmosphere on the UND campus by showcasing the scholarly lives of several faculty selected across the disciplines. The Lecture Series aims to present with some depth and rigor the scholarly questions and goals of the individual faculty. In presenting the products of their scholarship, the lecture will share the enthusiasm and dedication that sustains their creative efforts.

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STUDENT AIRPORT EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION PLANS SILENT AUCTION, SPAGHETTI DINNER

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is having a Silent Auction and Spaghetti Dinner Wednesday, April 11, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 at the door.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Patrick Vacca, President, AAAE.

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FREE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE OFFERED

A free Defensive Driving Course for UND employees and a member of their family will be held Wednesday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 211 Rural Technology Center. We will hold a subsequent evening class Wednesday, April 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. This course is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a daily or monthly basis, received a traffic violation or had an accident while operating a State Fleet vehicle or operate seven-, 12- or 15-passenger vans transporting four or more passengers at least once a month. This course may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Please call the Safety Office at 777-3341 to register and for directions.

Corrinne Kjelstrom, Safety Office.

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TIAA-CREF CONSULTANTS AVAILABLE FOR ON-CAMPUS APPOINTMENTS

TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus Thursday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you would like to meet with a consultant, please contact Liz Pratt at 1-800-842-2009 to make an appointment. You can also make your appointment online by going to https://ifs2.tiaa-cref.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ARS. When making appointments on the web be sure to wait for confirmation page to appear to be sure your appointment was scheduled.

Payroll Office.

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NOMINATIONS DUE APRIL 16 FOR STAFF AWARDS

We would like to remind all faculty, staff, and others associated with UND that the deadline for nominations for Meritorious Awards and the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award for staff employees is Monday, April 16. The completed nomination forms must be forwarded to the Personnel Office, 313 Twamley Hall, by that date. Nomination forms are available from Personnel Services, 313 Twamley Hall, from the personnel manager in your department, or electronically from the Personnel Services web site at www.und.edu/org/ops/Forms/forms.html. Any questions concerning this program should be directed to the Personnel Services Office at 777-4361.

Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.

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FINAL SESSION OF PBS SATELLITE SERIES DISCUSSES FACULTY ISSUES IN ONLINE LEARNING

The fourth program of the 2000-2001 PBS satellite teleconference series about Faculty Issues in Online Learning is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Memorial Union, Fred Orth Lecture Bowl. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Student attrition is one of the biggest obstacles to the credibility and as a result, the success of online learning. Retention and completion rates for online courses are 10 to 20 percent lower than those for traditional in-person courses. Whatever the reasons and given the trend to base funding on retention rather than enrollment, improving retention is vital both to students' academic success and the institution's viability.

This interactive program will examine steps colleges can take to increase retention even before students enroll. We'll also offer intervention strategies for helping students after the course has begun. Other topics will include:

* The lack of agreement on the definition of retention and academic achievement

* Characteristics of successful online students

* Features of good online courses

* Roles and responsibilities of faculty

Faculty can participate via phone, fax or e-mail to ask questions and interact with other faculty panelists. For more information about the series or to submit your questions before the event, faculty can visit the following web-site: http://telelearning.dcccd.edu/facultySeries/default.htm
The Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Center for Instructional Learning Technologies and the Division of Continuing Education have licensed "Staying the Course: Retaining Online Students."

Additional questions about the event can be directed to CK Braun, Division of Continuing Education, 777-6403.

--John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS WILL HOST THURSDAY NIGHT EVENT

The Office of International Programs holds Thursday night events each week at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The April 19 program will feature Russia. Everyone is welcome.

International Programs.

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HANDS-ON LEARNING FAIR AN ANNUAL FAMILY EVENT

The annual Hands-On Learning Fair is back for another year on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Purpur Arena, 1122 Seventh Ave. S., Grand Forks. Children ages 1 to 7 and their families are invited to participate in a variety of fun- learning activities, including art, science, dramatic play, construction, water play, stories, music, and much more. Snacks and parent information displays are also available. The Hands-On Learning Fair is a free community event to mark April as the Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sponsors are the Grand Forks Association for Young Children, Child Care Resource and Referral, Healthy Families Region IV, and Region IV Children's Services Coordinating Committee.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Judy Milavetz, Grand Forks Association for Young Children.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RWIC PROVIDES UPDATES FOR "RIVERWATCH" PROJECT

RiverWatch, a multi-media flood information and education project, has begun nightly television flood updates on Prairie Public Television. The five-minute reports air Monday through Friday at approximately 9:55 p.m.

The Regional Weather Information Center (RWIC) provides the weather update for the daily report. Undergraduate students in the Atmospheric Sciences program are responsible for producing the daily broadcasts under the direction of Director Leon Osborne.

Partnering with community and government agencies, the RiverWatch project uses Prairie Public Broadcasting's television, radio and Web network to provide continuous updates throughout potential flood months. The project will utilize information from U.S. and Canadian weather forecasting authorities and will include historical and scientific background that presents a broader understanding of climatic cycles.

An impressive Web site, riverwatchonline.org, provides current Red River valley flood potentials, valley climate conditions, preparedness bulletins, outreach and education resources, links to authoritative sites, and flood recovery information.

Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

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DOCTORAL DISSERTATION ASSISTANTSHIPS COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Up to five dissertation research assistantships, sponsored by North Dakota EPSCoR, may be awarded at UND. They are designed to increase the number of Ph.D. degrees awarded in North Dakota in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics, and to increase the number of proposals competitive for funding from the National Science Foundation.

The RFP is posted on the web at www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor. Proposals are due to one of the EPSCoR offices on or before noon May 17. Award announcements will be made on or about June 16. Each of the NDUS research universities may be awarded up to five assistantships. The selection committee at each university consists of the Dean of the Graduate School, the principal research administrator, and two members of the ND EPSCoR Steering Committee.

Please direct your questions to me.

David Givers, Assistant Project Director, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, (701) 231-7516 or david_givers@ndsu.nodak.edu

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INTERACTIVE VIDEO NETWORK SETS RECORD

The North Dakota Interactive Video Network (IVN) is delivering 101 credit classes this semester, a record number in one semester.

John Burbank, IVN Director, says setting the record coincides with a critical juncture in the future of videoconferencing in the state. The North Dakota State Legislature is studying plans to expand videoconferencing capabilities to K-12 schools, state agencies, county and city government offices, and libraries in North Dakota.

Burbank says IVN's successful 10-year track record provides a glimpse into the potential of a statewide video network. "Videoconferencing can bridge the gaps in so many ways. Schools that have limited resources will be able to offer classes they couldn't otherwise provide, meetings can be conducted without the need to travel and people who live in rural communities will have new access to resources not currently available."

Over the years, IVN has given thousands of North Dakota residents the opportunity to take university classes and receive degrees without having to relocate. IVN students have graduated with degrees ranging from associate's to master's degrees. Classes and programs are varied, including nursing, social work, business administration, education and general education courses.'

IVN classrooms are located at all 11 North Dakota University System campuses, the state Capitol, the State Hospital, five tribal colleges and 23 K-12 schools in North Dakota's Great Western Network. IVN also provides videoconferencing links to national and global videoconferencing facilities.

IVN delivered its first university credit classes in the fall of 1990. At that time, the fledgling network delivered 14 credit classes to six sites across the state. Today, the network connects 57 classrooms in 32 North Dakota communities. In addition to credit classes, IVN is used to deliver a wide variety of non-credit classes, meetings and other events.

Jerry Rostad, IVN Academic Coordinator.

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EASTER HOLIDAY HOURS LISTED

GOOD FRIDAY IS HOLIDAY

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Friday, April 13, will be observed as Good Friday by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.

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CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY: Easter weekend hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Thursday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, April 13 (Good Friday), closed; Saturday, April 14, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 15 (Easter Sunday), closed.

Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

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HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY:

Easter holiday hours for the Health Sciences Library are: Thursday, April 12, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, April 13, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, closed; Monday, April 16, 8 a.m. to midnight.

April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

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LAW LIBRARY:

Law Library Easter hours are: Friday, April 13, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, closed; Monday, April 16, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.

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COMPUTER CENTER:

The Computer Center will close for the Good Friday holiday at 1 a.m. Friday, April 13, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Saturday, April 14.

-- Marv Hanson, Associate Director, Computer Center.

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MEMORIAL UNION:

The Memorial Union will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 13-15. Hours for Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, are:

Lifetime Sports Center: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Info/Service Center: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Copy Stop: Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 16, closed.

Union Convenience Store: Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Subway and TCBY/Juice Works: Thursday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 16, closed.

Little Caesars/Grababite: Thursday, April 12, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 16, closed.

Administrative Office: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Craft Center/Sign and Design: Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 16, closed.

Dining Center: Thursday, April 12, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, April 16, closed.

Barber Shop: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Credit Union: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Traffic Division: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Passport ID's: Thursday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday, April 16, closed.

University Learning Center: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Computer Labs: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Building Hours: Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 16, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Normal hours resume Tuesday, April 17.

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ANDRES NAMED DIRECTOR OF SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM AT ODEGARD SCHOOL

Robert Andres has been named Director of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. He is also the Director of the North Dakota NASA Experimental program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program. These two programs work together to improve the science and engineering education and research infrastructure of the state via scholarships, teacher enhancement grants, and sponsored research.

The Space Grant Consortium provides on- and off-campus higher education opportunities, offers financial assistance at 14 schools/universities in North Dakota, and funds K-12 science and engineering education projects. The Consortium supports Quest, The History of Space Flight Quarterly, the world's only peer-reviewed journal of space history.

The North Dakota NASA EPSCoR Program encourages NASA-relevant research in North Dakota through travel grants, seed grants, NASA collaborative support, and student research support. The goal of this EPSCoR funding is to make award recipients nationally competitive for future, non-EPSCoR solicitations.

Andres received a B.S. degree in Geology and a M.S. degree in Geochemistry from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. In 1992, he received a Ph.D. degree in Geology from Michigan Technological University. He was recently a Research Associate Professor at the Institute of Northern Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). He joined the Odegard School in 2000 as an Associate Professor.

Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

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MARSHA MCFARLAND NAMED DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER

Marsha McFarland has been named director of the UND Counseling Center. With the retirement of Richard Grosz, Dr. McFarland was appointed in July 2000 as acting director of clinical operations for the Center. She has been a staff counselor since August 1999 and the training director since June 2000. As the director of the Counseling Center, she will continue collaborative efforts with faculty, staff, and students, such as the Counseling Center outreach program in University Housing. She is also a member of the UND Crisis Team. Dr. McFarland is APA licensed in the state of North Dakota. She has had clinical experience at Ball State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center; the Village Family Service Center; and Hospice of St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, Mont.

Lillian Elsinga, Associate Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students.

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DEBBIE STUMBLINGBEAR NAMED ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RETAIL DINING

Debbie Stumblingbear has been named Assistant Director of Retail Dining. She comes to UND with over 16 years of residential dining experience. She spent nine years as the Director of Dining Services at the University of Minnesota, Crookston and worked as a dietitian at the University of Kansas. Stumblingbear has also served as a training instructor in various food service and management programs. Here she will oversee the U-Turn Convenience Store in the Memorial Union, Wings - Airport Caf‚, Twamley Snack Bar, the Medical School Foot Cart, Campus Catering, and Terrace Dining Center.

Orlynn Rosaasen, Director of Dining Services.

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JUNE 15 IS LAST DAY TO ORDER SITE LICENSE PROGRAMS

Friday, June 15, will be the last day to order software through the Site License Program for this fiscal year. Remember! SAS and ESRI expire June 30. Mathematica expires Aug. 15, and AutoCAD/Autodesk expire in Oct. of this year.

Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.

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SPECIAL DENIM DAY SET FOR APRIL 5

A special Denim Day has been set for Thursday, April 5, for the Pride of the North Pep Band to help them get to the Frozen Four hockey tournament in Albany, N.Y. Please pass this information on to your fellow employees in your buildings.

Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services and University Relations, for the Denim Day Committee.

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EVENTS WILL RAISE MONEY FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

On April 25, Donna Iszler will receive a kidney from Beth Bakke Stenehjem (both from the School for the Blind). Subway and TCBY are holding a transplant fundraising event for them. From April 8-14 TCBY on South Washington Street will donate $3 on every cake or pie sold during the week to the Iszler/Stenehjhem Benefit Fund. Please alert the cashier that you would like a portion of your cake or pie purchases to be donated to this cause.

Visit any Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, or Emerado Subway location on Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Subway will donate 25 percent of net sales to the Iszler/Stenehjem Fund. Please inform the cashier that you would like a percentage of your purchases to be donated to this cause.

Loretta Prather, Business Office.

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UPCOMING U2 WORKSHOPS LISTED

Please pre-register by calling Staci at the U2 office, 777-2128 or use e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, for the following workshops.

Hiring Processes, April 18, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center.

PC Hardware Upgrades, April 19 and 26, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 143 Starcher Hall, cost is $89;

Creating a Web Page using HTML, April 17 and 19, 8:30 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II;

Excel 00 Level III, April 16, 18 and 20, 1:30 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II;

Responsibility and Accountability of Purchasing, April 12, 9 to 10 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.

Log on to the U2 web site for other personal and professional development learning opportunities at www.conted.und.edu/U2.

Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator.

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STUDIO ONE LISTS GUESTS

This week on "Studio One," snocross racer Tucker Hibbert will talk about his experience as the youngest gold medalist at the Winter-X-Games. Snocross racing is increasing in popularity and includes many young racers like 16-year-old Hibbert, son of snocross racing hall of famer Kirk Hibbert.

"Studio One" will also look at the growing number of women police officers and firefighters. Grand Forks Police Sergeant Joanne Chaput attributes the rising numbers to changes in the force. She says that today's officers use their people skills and communication skills more than in the past.

"Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs "Studio One" on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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FACILITIES PLANNING HAS NEW FAX, P.O. BOX NUMBERS

To expedite processing of Facilities project work documentation (project requests, fund approvals, etc.), the Facilities Planning department has acquired a new P.O. Box number and fax number. All project requests and documentation should be directed to: Facilities Planning, P.O. Box #7107, Fax: #777-4458.

Facilities Planning.

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REUSE YOUR ENVELOPES

The Chester Fritz Library would like to reuse your external mailing envelopes. They can reuse just about any envelope, manila, Tyvek, or padded. You can send them to Pat Berntsen at Box 9000 or Janice Troitte at Box 9032. Thank you.

Janice Troitte, Recycling Coordinator.

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GRANTS AND RESEARCH

FIDC GRANTS AWARDED TO FACULTY

The following faculty members were awarded Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) grants in February and March:

Frank Beaver (Geology and Geological Engineering), "8th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education," $750;

Debra Byram (Occupational Therapy), "Occupational Therapy Research Conference 2001," $400;

Lynne Chalmers (Teaching and Learning), "Instructional Materials for T&L 551 Advanced Assessment: Special Needs Students," $1,054;

Joyce Coleman (English), "Instructional Materials for Medieval Film," $253.85;

Julie Gothman (Nutrition and Dietetics), "Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Area II Annual Meeting," $537;

Shirley Greves (Teaching and Learning), "International Conference on Teaching and Learning," $750;

Lars Helgeson (Teaching and Learning), "The Brain, in Memory and Learning," $545;

William Schwalm (Physics), "Ordinary and Extraordinary Differential Equations Workshop," $662;

Wayne Seames (Chemical Engineering), "Case Studies in Science Workshop," $750;

Joann Segovia (Accounting and Finance), "American Accounting Association 2001 Midwest Regional Meeting," $372;

Margaret Zidon (Teaching and Learning), "International Conference on Teaching and Learning," $750.

FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase instructional materials, travel to teaching-related conferences, or other projects related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional Development (OID) for guidelines and materials or find the necessary information on the OID web site (listed under "Academics" on the UNDInfo page.)

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Faculty Instructional Development Committee. Next deadline is Monday, April 16, at noon. Instructional or professional development projects that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify for funding through OID's Flexible Grant program. For further information, or to discuss ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal, contact me.

-- Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development, 777-3325 or libby_rankin@und.nodak.edu.

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RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED

Following are research and grant opportunities. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.

GEORGE AND ELIZA GARDNER HOWARD FOUNDATION

Ten one-year fellowships of $20,000 each are available for independent projects in the fields of music, playwriting, and theatre arts. The following fields are eligible for 2002-2003: music (composition, performance) and musicology, play-writing (excluding film), and theatre arts (including theory and criticism, excluding production and direction). Eligible nominees are individuals in the middle stages of their careers, whose work to date shows their promise and achievement. Nominees should normally have the rank of assistant or associate professor, or their non-academic equivalents, and should be eligible for a sabbatical or leave of absence from their appointments. The president of a college or university, or a designated representative, is permitted to nominate 3 individuals, preferably one in each field. Deadlines: 10/17/01 (Closing Date for Nominations); 11/29/01 (Completed Applications). Contact: Susan M. Clifford, Coordinator, 401/863-2640; Howard_Foundation@brown.edu; http://www.brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/howard.

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AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)

Applications are sought for research grants that will examine the effect of working conditions on health care workers' ability to provide safe, high-quality care. These grants are intended to identify, characterize, and directly measure the effect of the health care work environment on the safety and quality of care provided by health care workers. Other appropriate projects include testing innovative approaches to working conditions that have been effective in improving the quality of a product or service in indus-tries other than health care. AHRQ expects to award up to $7.5 million total costs to support the first year of approximately 20 projects. Preference is for 1- or 2-year project durations, but up to three years of funding will be considered. Deadlines: 4/20/01 (Letter of Intent); 5/21/01 (Proposal). Con-tact: Kelly Morgan, Center for Primary Care Research, 301/594-1782; kmorgan@ahrq.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-01-005.html.

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COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS (CIES)

The US-Japan International Education Administrators Program provides support for education administrators to participate in a group program designed to familiarize participants with higher education, society and culture in Japan. Duration of the program is 3 weeks. The program consists of briefings, campus visits, appointments with selected government officials, cultural activities, and meeting with Japanese international education professionals. Eligible applicants are international education administrators (e.g., foreign student advisors, study abroad advisors, foreign student admissions) or senior-level university administrators (deans, vice presidents, provosts, presidents) with substantial (at least 25%) responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions. Deadline: 11/1/01. Contact: 202/686-7877; apprequest@cies.iie.org; http://www.cies.org/cies/us_scholars/2002_2003AwardsBook.pdf.

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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AND ART FOUNDATION

The Foundation makes grants to facilitate improvement and dissemination of the visual and performing arts, as well as the study and preservation of art and culture from the past. "Preservation" includes the conservation and restoration of individual works of art and architecture as well as cultural and environmental documentation and preservation. Specific current interests of the Foundation include, but are not limited to, the fine arts (painting, drawing, sculpture), music, theatre, and architecture. Grants ranging in size from several hundred to several hundred thousand Swiss francs are made, with most grants falling towards the median of 5,000 Swiss francs (U.S. $3,000). Deadline: None. Contact: Legal Domicile (Registered Office), P.O. Box 831, FL- 9490 VADUZ, Liechtenstein; trustees@imaf.li; http://imafoundation.homestead.com/index~ns4.html.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

The Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) encourages research focused on epithelial ovarian carcinoma and/or primary peritoneal carcinoma. In addition, the following re-search areas are being emphasized: 1) etiology, 2) prevention, 3) early detection/diagnosis, 4) preclinical therapeutics, 5) quality of life, and 6) behavioral studies. Specifically, the OCRP requests applications for Program Project Awards. The goal of these awards is to enhance ovarian cancer research infrastructure by establishing collaborations across research disciplines and institutions, supporting innovative research, and attracting new independent investigators into the ovarian cancer research field. A Program Project Award submission must include 2-4 research projects and a minimum of one core facility. At least one of the research projects must be an Idea or New Investigator Research Project. Funding for these awards can be requested for a maximum of $2.5 million inclusive of direct and indirect costs, over a 2- to 4-year performance period. Deadline: 7/18/01. Contact: Kathryn M. Dunn, 301/619- 7354; kathy.dunn@amedd.army.mil; http://cdmrp.army.mil/ocrp.

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-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

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All articles submitted for publication should be labeled "University Letter" and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions may be sent to jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. Attachments to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number. University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.

UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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