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University Letter

August 21, 1998

Volume 35 No. 44

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 44, August 21, 1998

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  • Libby Rankin Named Interim OID Director
  • Promotion, Tenure Samples Available To View
  • Faculty Needed For Norway Semester
  • Writing Program Offers Faculty Writing Seminar
  • Doctoral Exams Set For Suda And Liang






    Several changes in the campus procedures relating to promotion and tenure considerations were approved by the University Senate during the February, March and April, 1998 meetings of the Senate. The six changes approved by the University Senate are listed below:

    1. Change in the timing of the mandatory consideration for promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor from "the beginning of the fifth year in rank" to "the beginning of the sixth year in rank."

    2. Addition of two separate clarification statements in both the procedures for consideration for promotion and the procedures for consideration for tenure specifying that "Promotion reviews/Tenure reviews will take place in the fall semester. When a faculty member is being reviewed for tenure and promotion during the same academic year, the faculty member may submit the same supporting materials for both processes."

    3. Addition of the statement "a faculty member may, in writing, withdraw a consideration of a promotion at any level of review."

    4. Addition of the clarification statement "for persons hired at mid-year, the half year of service shall count as a full year toward promotion."

    5. Incorporation at several appropriate locations of the Faculty Handbook specifying that evaluations for tenure and promotion are to be based upon the specific tenure plan on file for each university faculty member as specified in State Board of Higher Education Policy 605.1 and Policy 605.3.

    6. Addition of a policy statement to allow for a delay in the timetable for mandatory consideration for tenure as follows:

    "Under certain circumstances a faculty member may request a one year extension to the probationary period. Such a request is normally based upon one of the following: 1) responsibilities with respect to childbirth or adoption; 2) significant elder or dependent care obligations; 3) disability or chronic illness; 4) circumstances beyond the control of the faculty member that significantly impede progress toward tenure.

    A request for an extension of the probationary period will be submitted at any time but no later than the end of the academic year prior to the year in which the review for tenure is scheduled to occur.

    For requests for extension, the faculty member submits the request to the chair of the department who shall consult with existing departmental governance bodies before recommending approval or disapproval of the request. All requests are further reviewed by the academic dean and (except for the faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences) the Vice President of Academic Affairs who grants or denies the request. For a faculty member in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, a request forwarded from the department is reviewed by that dean and receives a final review by the President, who grants or denies the request."

    Because of the time of year when these changes were finalized and a delay in incorporation of these changes in the Faculty Handbook, new policies relating to the timing of the promotion and tenure considerations, changes 1 and 2, will not be implemented during the 1998-99 academic year. However, changes 3-6 are implemented immediately and all the changes will be applicable during the 1999-2000 academic year.

    -- John Ettling, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, and Albert Fivizzani, Chair, University Senate.



    At his monthly briefing Aug. 12, President Baker announced several new appointments. Judy Sargent has been named Interim Director of Residence Services, and Mark Hudson has been named Interim Director of Housing. They will replace Terry Webb, who is leaving UND to take a similar position at Kent State University in Ohio. Al Fivizzani (Biology and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences) has been named Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, replacing John Ettling, who is now Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Ettling replaced Marlene Strathe, who moved to a similar position in Colorado. Fivizzani has appointed Dan Sheridan (English) Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences.

    Other topics covered at the briefing included the following:

    * Don Piper (Summer Sessions) gave a brief wrap-up of the 1998 Summer Sessions, which were up 499 students over last year and within 31 students of the 1996 Summer Sessions. Tuition revenues were higher than in 1996.

    * Don Moen (Mechanical Engineering) announced that Engineering students are building a new solar car to race next May. Titled Subzero 2, it will feature a chassis made from a new, high-tech composite, and should be 300 pounds lighter than last year's model, which finished 19th in SunRayce.

    * Cathy Buyarski (Student Academic Services) handed out new student orientation schedules and encouraged everyone in the University community to welcome new students.

    * Fall enrollment may be down between one and two percent from last year's total of 10,395 students. Baker emphasized that this is only the second year after a major flood, and it has taken other universities which suffered natural disasters between three and five years to recover enrollments. UND's goal now is to stabilize enrollment.

    * Fifty-six faculty ambassadors have volunteered for the new Faculty Ambassador program.

    * U-Fest on the Green will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The goal is to get lots of people on campus and have fun. Activities will include musical groups, a craft show, classic car show, balloon demonstration, and children's games and activities. The committee is seeking assistance with the project; call Rita Galloway at 777-4194 if you have ideas for the event or wish to volunteer to help.

    * Jan Orvik (University Relations) demonstrated some new features on UNDInfo, the University web site. They included a revamped home page, University Community Room to aid in student recruitment, video on the web, and panoramic photographs of campus.

    * The University continues to work on the University Village project, and has requested $1.5 million in infrastructure funds from the Flood Response Committee of the Grand Forks City Council. The proposal has been changed, and UND will now provide 60-inch storm sewers and an easement, which reduces other costs. We are negotiating with Barnes and Noble Booksellers, and a decision needs to be made by Sept. 30.

    * Baker noted that the Labor Day is the traditional kickoff for political campaigns. He asked members of the community to remind them of UND and to encourage candidates to support the University.

    * Jeremy Davis (Law) thanked Plant Services and Telecommunications for their aid in bringing about live witness testimony from Los Angeles and Hawaii to UND's courtroom.

    * LeRoy Sondrol (Plant Services) announced that new turf is currently being installed on the football field. However, the Sioux logo is missing from the old turf. Sondrol expects it to make an appearance of the UND-NDSU football game this fall.

    The next Presidential briefing will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

    -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.




    An orientation for all new faculty will be held Monday, Aug. 24, in 211 Rural Technology Center. The academic orientation will begin with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by a welcome by President Baker and information and discussions related to University of North Dakota faculty expectations in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Discussions will be led by John Ettling, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Libby Rankin, Director of the Office of Instructional Development; Harvey Knull, Dean of the Graduate School; Carl Fox, Director of the Office of Research and Program Development; and Carla Hess, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Deans and chairpersons are asked to encourage new faculty members to attend the orientation.

    -- John Ettling, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.



    How urban growth and preservation of the rural landscape can exist side by side is the topic of the second Design Forum sponsored by the North Dakota Museum of Art.

    Randall Arendt, author of "Conservation Design for Subdivisions" and a leading advocate for "New Ruralism," will give a slide lecture Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Clifford Hall Auditorium, 42nd and University Ave. He will also speak and converse with the audience at a Wednesday morning breakfast, Aug. 26, at 7:30 a.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Both events are free and open to the public but an R.S.V.P. for the breakfast (777-4195) is requested.

    This is the second in a series of Design Forums, sponsored by a grant from the Otto Bremer foundation, which brings leading architects, landscape designers and planners to Grand Forks to contribute their ideas to the rebuilding of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks. The first speaker was New Urbanist Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.

    Arendt's interests are in greenway planning; the economics of preserving open space; open space design and compact, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods; and how to minimize conflicts between farmers and urban growth through urban growth areas, agricultural protection zoning and buffer zones. Arendt is vice president for Conservation Planning at the Natural Lands Trust. He is the author of one of 39 books considered essential by the American Planning Association, "Rural by Design: Maintaining Small Town Character." His most recent work is "Conservation Design for Subdivisions: A Practical Guide to Creating Open Space Networks." He has been profiled in Landscape Architecture magazine, the New York Times, New England Monthly and the Christian Science Monitor. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of periodicals, from Orion Nature Quarterly and American Farmland to Land Development and Civil Engineering News.

    He has designed "conservation subdivisions" in 12 states and won awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the National Trust for Historic preservation, the Boston Society of Architects and the American Planning Association new England Chapter.

    -- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.



    The Institutional Review Board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Monday, Aug. 24. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

    Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcom- mittee before being brought to the full Board. Proposals for these projects were due in the Office of Research and Program Development Aug. 17.

    Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

    -- F. R. Ferraro (Psychology), Chair, Institutional Review Board.




    Dan Rice is taking a leave of absence from the Office of Instructional Development this year to serve as Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership. Replacing Dr. Rice on an interim basis is Libby Rankin, Professor of English and Director of the University Writing Program. Dr. Rankin will also continue in her capacity as Director of the Writing Program.

    This fall, Dr. Rice, Dr. Rankin, and Kathy Smart, Director of the Center for Instructional Technology, will work with a faculty committee to explore the future of faculty development programs at UND. The committee, formed by the Provost, will look at ways to combine resources and enhance programs that directly relate to teaching as well as other faculty development activities. Chaired by Carla Hess (Communication Sciences and Disorders), the committee also includes John Backes (Educational Leadership), Al Fivizzani (Arts and Sciences), Tom Owens (Chemical Engineering), Dan Sheridan (English), and Jeff Stith (Atmospheric Sciences).

    -- John Ettling, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.



    The President's Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) has placed sample promotion and tenure packages on reserve in the Office of Instructional Development, fourth floor, Twamley Hall. These packages are for use by faculty but cannot be removed from the offices of OID. For additional information, please contact me.

    -- Jan Zahrly, Management, 777-4697.



    Two positions are available to interested faculty members to teach at the Ostfoldakademiet for the 1999 Spring Semester. The Academy is a joint educational venture and offers courses in communication, history, sociology, business, Norwegian language and culture, and other areas. The faculty members would teach classes that include both Norwegian students and UND students participating in the program. The faculty members would need to be free of teaching obligations at UND for the spring semester. If you are interested in teaching two courses that would be appropriate for freshmen and sophomore level students, and would like to experience Norway for a semester, please contact Barry Stinson, 777-3301, International programs, or Tom Rand, 777-4382, College of Arts and Sciences.

    -- Barry Stinson, International Programs.



    This fall marks the seventh year that we will offer a semester-long professional writing seminar for faculty. Sponsored by the University Writing Program, the seminar is open to faculty in all disciplines, including those who have participated in past groups. We will meet Tuesdays, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., throughout the fall semester.

    Although the seminar format changes somewhat each semester to suit the needs of the participants, it is basically designed as a scholarly/professional writing workshop. Each week one faculty member offers a piece of "work in progress" to be read by group members, who respond by asking questions, offering suggestions, and otherwise acting as "trial readers" for the piece. This structure allows participants to benefit in two ways: 1) by getting timely feedback and suggestions that will help prepare their work for publication, and 2) by learning techniques of reading, critiquing, and responding to written work that can be carried over into teaching and other areas of professional work.

    To maintain the interdisciplinary perspective that has worked so well in the past, we try to include in each group representatives from a broad range of departments and colleges. If you are interested in participating, please contact the University Writing Program office at 777-3600 by the first week of classes. If you get voice mail, leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

    For questions or concerns about time conflicts or other matters, contact me at 777-2769 or e-mail, rankin@badlands.nodak.edu.

    -- Libby Rankin, Director, University Writing Program.



    The final examination for Kim Suda, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Psychology, is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "Temporal Relationships Between Stress and Menstrual Cycle Among Female Headache Sufferers." Jeff Holm (Psychology) is the committee chair.

    The final examination for Shijiang Liang, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Chemistry, is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is "On-Line Supercritical Fluid Extraction Methods Using Optical Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil." David Tilotta (Chemistry) is the committee chair.

    Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

    -- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.




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


    The Behavioral and Neural Approaches to Cognition in Mental Health & Disabilities program provides support for research which seeks to determine the behavioral principles and brain mechanisms of cognition. Applications are requested which will reveal fundamental behavioral principles and biological mechanisms of cognition, broadly interpreted, including development, maintenance, and pathology over the lifespan of the organism. Applications may include an array of methods and approaches, such as neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neuroethology, psychopharmacology, brain imaging, psychophysiology, computer modeling, reaction time, error analyses, eye tracking, choice tasks, signal detection, habituation, novel event reactions, tasks of reasoning and logic, recall and recognition tasks, and theoretical analyses. Deadlines: 10/1/98, 2/1/99, 6/1/99 (New Applications); 11/1/98, 3/1/99, 7/1/99 (Amended Applications and Renewals). Contact: Richard K. Nakamura, 301/443-4335; fax 301/443-3225; rn3p@nih.gov; http://www.nimh.nih.gov.

    The American Indian, Alaska Native, & Native Hawaiian Mental Health Research program supports research and research demonstrations for studies among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian populations of the epidemiology and prevention of mental disorders, co-occurring substance abuse disorders, and suicide; family and individual coping styles and resiliency; family violence; and mental health service use and quality of care. The goal of the program is to improve the care and quality of life of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who suffer from mental illnesses. The following award mechanisms support this program: R01, R03, R29, R10, and R18. Deadlines: 10/1/98, 2/1/99, 6/1/99. Contact: Ann Hohmann, 301/443-4235; fax 301/443-4045; ah21k@nih.gov; http://www.nimh.nih.gov.

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    Alcoholism Treatment Assessment Research Exploratory/Development Grants support research on the etiology and treatment of alcoholism. Objectives are to support promising activities of institutions that wish to build a capacity to do alcoholism treatment assessment research; conduct pilot studies leading to expansion, enhancement, or modification of existing alcoholism treatment research programs; plan and conduct pilot research leading to the possible development of clinical trials in alcoholism treatment assessment research; and to develop instruments and methodologies that can support larger scale studies on alcoholism treatment. Research may be pertinent to a broad range of measurement and methodological issues, including creating, developing, modifying, or enhancing instruments, techniques, or analytic strategies to assist in alcoholism studies. Deadlines: 10/1/98, 2/1/99, 6/1/99. Contact: Joanne Fertig, Ph.D., 301/443-0635; fax 301/443-8774; jf75t@nih.gov; http://www.niaaa.nih.gov.

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    Cattell Fund Supplemental Sabbatical Awards for Psychologists supplement sabbatical allowances so recipients may extend their leaves in order to complete the objectives of the sabbatical. Candidates must be tenured faculty members or associate professors in tenure track positions in U.S. or Canadian colleges/universities, who are pursuing research and scholarly endeavors in psychology. Preference is given to applicants who propose a specific project of research or scholarship, rather than a general plan for study or self-improvement, or the preparation of an introductory text. Deadline: 12/1/98. Contact: Gregory A. Kimble, Secretary, 919/660-5739; Kimble@psych.duke.edu; http://www.psych.unc.edu/quant/cattell.html.

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    Awards primarily support programs addressing public policy questions concerned with national and international issues. Average grants range from $30,000-$200,000. Initial contact should be in the form of a letter, for which guidelines are available. Guidelines must be requested in writing. Deadline: None. Contact: Richard M. Larry, Treasurer, 412/392-2900; One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 3900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-6401; http://www.scaife.com.

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    Women's Research Awards provide a $750 honorarium and a one-year membership in the NAWE to encourage excellence in research by, for, and about women. Two awards are provided annually: Graduate Student Competition, for female graduate students, and Open Competition, for any woman at any career/professional level. Guidelines are available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope. Deadline: 10/1/98. Contact: Mary Anne Hanner, Ph.D., 202/659-9330, nawe@clark.net; http://www.namw.org.

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    Grants for Research and Educational Projects ranging from $10,000-$20,000 are provided for 12-24 months for research or educational projects focusing on music, recordings, or other sound applications. NARAS supports efforts that advance music education, music research, professional education, archiving and preservation, and other projects related to the recording arts. Deadline: 10/1/98. Contact: 310/392-3777; fax 310/392-2188; http://www.grammy.com/grantprogram.

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    The Visiting Scholar Occasional Lecturer Program provides support for scholars and professionals who are already in the U.S. on Fulbright grants to visit other campuses for guest lecturing. Faculty, departments and institutions are encouraged to contact scholars directly. Scholars apply to CIES for reimbursement of round-trip transportation costs. A directory of senior Fulbright scholars currently in the U.S. is available from CIES. Deadline: None.

    The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or year. Preference is given to proposals in the humanities or social sciences, but other fields focusing on international issues will be considered. Proposals are welcome from individual institutions or from consortia of two or more institutions. Deadline: 11/1/98.

    The goal of the European Union (EU) Scholar-in-Residence Program is to strengthen expertise in European Union affairs by bringing to U.S. campuses scholars from the EU. Proposals are welcome from research/graduate institutions with established programs in international affairs, business, political science, or other related fields in which the presence of an EU expert would be beneficial. Deadline: 11/1/98.

    Contact: 202/686-8664; scholars@cies.iie.org.

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    ACLS Fellowships provide support for 6-12 months of full-time postdoctoral research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Maximum awards are $25,000 for Junior Fellowships, $35,000 for Senior Fellowships. Deadline: 10/2/98.

    ACLS/SSRC International Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to $20,000 for 6-12 months of full-time postdoctoral research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences on the societies and cultures of Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, or sub-Saharan Africa. Deadline: 10/2/98.

    Contemplative Practice Fellowships provide up to $10,000 for academic faculty members to develop courses and teaching materials that explore contemplative practice from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Tenure: summer 1999 to develop courses to be taught during 1999-2000. Deadline: 10/30/98.

    The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art provides $18,500 for one year of Ph.D. dissertation work in the art history of the U.S. in any period. Deadline: 11/16/98.

    Fellowships for East European Studies provide support for postdoctoral or dissertation research on East Europe in the social sciences and humanities. They are intended to support work undertaken primarily outside East Europe. Deadlines: 11/2/98; 11/1/99 for summer language training grants.

    CSCC China Programs provide funds for research in China by advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Deadlines: 10/15/98; 10/30/98 for non-degree, visiting fellowships for Chinese scholars.

    Contact: fax 212/949-8058; grants@acls.org; http://www.acls.org. Requests for applications MUST state country of citizenship or permanent residence, highest academic degree held, date received, academic or other position, field of specialization, proposed subject of research, period of time for which support is requested, and specific program under which application is contemplated.

    The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) supports postdoctoral or predoctoral research in the humanities or social sciences on Eurasia, Japan, the Near and Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Contact: SSRC, 810 - 7th Ave., NY, NY 10019; http://www.ssrc.org. Deadlines: Vary.

    The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREB) supports postdoctoral or predoctoral exchanges with Central and Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States, China, and Mongolia. Contact: IREB, 1616 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006; http://www.irex.org. Deadlines: Vary.

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    Grants ranging from $10,000-$50,000 are provided for programs in 1) higher education, to improve the process of teaching and learning and increase access to opportunities for success for people currently under-represented in the education system; 2) public policy, to educate key decision-markers on critical global issues; 3) arts and culture, to encourage arts organizations to forge partnerships with schools; 4) international higher education, to improve quality of life for people from disadvantaged communities around the world; 5) health care for children in developing countries; and 6) pre-college education, combining support of the GE Fund with efforts of GE Elfuns to double the number of students attending a selected high school who go on to college. Theses grants support relationships between school-to-career programs with school reform, economic development, standards implementation, work force preparation and related education efforts. Applicants may wish to submit a brief concept paper prior to submission of a full proposal. Deadline: None. Contact: 203/373-3216; fax 203/373-3029.

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    The Institute, a major center for advanced study in the U.S., is a multidisciplinary research center for women scholars, scientists, artists and writers. Bunting Fellowships provide $36,500 for a year appointment. Women scholars in any field who have received a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least 2 years prior to appointment may apply; creative writers and visual artists must meet specific criteria. The Affiliation Program is the same as the Bunting Fellowship Program, but does not provide a stipend; it is awarded to women holding or seeking funding from other sources. Biomedical Research Fellowships provide $44,600 for a year appointment to women scien- tists who received an M.D. or Ph.D. at least 2 years prior to appointment. Science Scholars Fellowships are awarded to women scientists in all fields with preferences for fields/ranks in which women are disproportionately underrepresented and for women at a critical juncture in their careers. Dead- line: 10/1/98.

    The Peace Fellowship provides $32,000 for a year appointment to women with demonstrated practical effectiveness in work directly related to peace and justice, and whose projects have potential for significant contributions in such areas. The Marion Cabot Putnam Fellowship provides $36,500 for professional women in the field of infant and child development, conducting research within the framework of, or contributing to, psychoanalysis. The Berkshire Summer Fellowship ($3,500 for summer 1999) is awarded to women historians at the postdoctoral level in any field of history with preference given to junior scholars and those who do not normally have access to Boston-area resources. Deadline: 1/15/99.

    Contact: 617/495-8212; bunting-fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu. When requesting an application, be sure to specify the program to which you are applying.

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    -- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of Research and Program Development.




    The Business Office will work with students attending the fall 1998 semester Aug. 25 through Sept. 11. The primary responsibility of the Business Office tellers will be fee payment assistance to the students. Due to increased student traffic during this time period, you can expect lines at the teller windows. During fee payment (Sept. 1-4) the Business Office will be closed.

    All students should be directed to the Memorial Union Ballroom. Departmental deposits will be accepted in 202 Twamley Hall between 2 and 3 p.m. only on these four days. Although no receipt will be issued, the deposits must be logged in by a representative from your department. The deposits will be processed as time allows. If departments anticipate special needs during these four days, contact Ellarene Hoverson at 777-3084 by noon Monday, Aug. 31. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    -- Wanda Sporbert, Business Office.



    Computer Center Notes, the Computer Center newsletter, has changed its format. Now called "NewsBytes," it is available with the click of a button on the Computer Center CCinfo home page. We will no longer provide paper copies, but you may print your own copy.

    We hope you'll pop in and enjoy some of the articles. You can go to the UND home page (www.und.edu), select Computing, then select Computer Center, or the Computer Center URL is http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC/

    Some of the articles include:

    New User Services personnel: Terry Cultice, Ron Marquardt, and Tracy Uhlir.

    If you have any questions or would like to publish an article in NewsBytes please write to Rose_Keeley@mail.und.nodak.edu with the subject of NewsBytes or call 777-3171 or intercampus to Box 9041.

    -- Rose Keeley, Computer Center.



    The Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for fall semester, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25, are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.

    -- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.



    The University Within the University classes for September are:

    COMPUTER CENTER (All classes in 361 Upson II)

    E-mail using Eudora, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

    Groupwise 5.2, Friday, Sept. 11, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Windows 95-Intro, Friday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 14, 3 to 5 p.m.

    Exploring the Web using Netscape, Monday, Sept. 14, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

    E-mail using PINE, Monday, Sept. 14, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Word 97-Intro, Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 15-17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Word Perfect 8.0-Intro, Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 15-17, 1 to 3 p.m.

    HTML, Monday, Sept. 21, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

    Access 97-Intermediate, Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 21-23, 1 to 3 p.m. ($15 manual, optional)

    Power Point 97-Intro, Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 22-24, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ($15 manual, optional)

    Groupwise 5.2-intermediate, Thursday, Sept. 24, 1 to 3 p.m.

    E-mail using Eudora, Monday, Sept. 28, 8 to 9:30 a.m.


    Office Ergonomics, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 235 Rural Technology Center, 2 to 3 p.m.

    Office Ergonomics, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 235 Rural Technology Center, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

    Sexual Harassment Briefing, Thursday, Sept. 17, Memorial Room, Memorial Union, 9 to 11 a.m.

    Sexual Harassment Briefing, Tuesday, Sept. 22, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 2 to 4 p.m.


    Mainframe Computer Usage, Friday, Sept. 18, 361 Upson II, 9 to 11 a.m.


    Liability Protection for State Employees, Wednesday, Sept. 16, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m.

    To register for these courses, please call me at 777-2128.

    -- Staci Prax, University Within the University.



    As of Aug. 1, the North Dakota State Fleet has adjusted their motor pool rates as follows.

    If there are any questions, please call me at 777-4123.

    Vehicle Type Rate per Mile*
    Compact Sedan/Wagon 0.190
    Sedans, Midsize 0.250
    Minivan 0.285
    Van, 8 passenger 0.400
    Van, 12 passenger 0.400
    Van, 15 passenger 0.400
    Compact 4x4/Jeep 0.350
    Suburban, 6 passenger 0.350
    Chevy S-10 Pickup 0.280
    Cargo Van - Full Size 0.400
    Mini Cargo Van 0.280
    Trailer $6/day

    *NOTE: Rates may be adjusted periodically.

    Drivers for vans available upon request.

    -- Mary Metcalf, Transportation.



    The 1998-99 Residence Hall Calendar/Handbook is now available for purchase at the Bookstore. This year's edition includes important academic and UND athletic dates and is laid out in a weekly planner format.

    -- Mark Hudson, Housing.



    The Chester Fritz Library will hold its annual book sale in September. Donations for the sale are now being accepted. Please contact Karen Cloud at 777-2618 or Cynthia Shabb at 777-4623 if you would like to donate books, magazines, records or tapes.

    -- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.




    The annual AFRAN Chatauqua and French Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 21-23, at Old Crossing and Treaty Park and Huot town center, Huot, Minn., 10 miles west of Red Lake Falls.

    Each year the Association of the French of the North (AFRAN) bring local and visiting artists, historians, musicians and anthropologists together with a French or Metis Heritage together to celebrate a history and culture.

    This year the festival features French Canadian and Metis music, dance, and historic plays. Enjoy the music of Metis fiddler Fred Alery, French-Canadian group "Les Louis Boys" and Native American song and dance of Reuben Fast Horse. Chatauqua performances include Antoine Gingras, one of the first entrepreneurs of the prairies, by Virgil Benoit, and Professor Charles Balesi portraying Bertrand LeRoi who traveled toward the west from a Canada in conflict between the French and the British. Mitchif artists and speakers will present life and historical changes in the Red River Valley. Visit a Voyageur and Metis encampment, enjoy period crafts and exhibits, children's games and activities, and souvenirs and bookstore.

    Let your tastebuds go back in time with traditional festival foods of walleye, tourtiere (meat pie), festival sausages, buffalo stew, crepes and rhubarb juice.

    Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., there will be a demonstration of French pastry techniques by French pastry and bakery chef Jean-Pierre Pichon of Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, at the Red Lake Falls Community Hall. Admission is the Festival Badge and $1 for coffee. Pastries will be free of charge.

    Saturday there will be a dance to the music of "Les Louis Boys" at the Red Lake Falls Community Hall.

    Sunday there will be a benefit breakfast at the Benoit farm four miles east of Huot.

    Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children 6-12 years old, and good for all events throughout the weekend.

    For more information and/or directions, call Virgil Benoit (Languages) at (218) 253-2270.

    -- Monique Clifford, Program Assistant, Conference Services, Continuing Education.



    Shakespeare in My Park is now in its fourth year of bringing the fun and excitement of Shakespeare's plays into neighborhood parks in the northern Red River Valley. Past productions have included "The Comedy of Errors," "Twelfth Night," and last summer's hit, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." This summer the touring company will present "As You Like It."

    "As You Like It" traces the quixotic adventures of romantic lovers as they romp through the beautiful Forest of Arden. The lovely Rosalind and her dear friend Celia disguise themselves as young men and discover rare opportunity to talk freely with the opposite sex. No one is protected from Cupid's arrows as dukes, clowns, shepherds, and peasants all fall under his spell in various and comic pairings. In the end love conquers all of our human failings and foibles, and anyone set against an enemy finds all can be resolved with kindness and a good word.

    Performances are free, and audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch for the family's enjoyment before the show and blankets or lawn chairs for their comfort during the performance. The light-hearted comedy runs 90 minutes and will be fun for the whole family.

    Performances are scheduled for the following times and locations: Friday, Aug. 21, (7 p.m.), Bringewatt Park; Saturday, Aug. 22 (7 p.m.), Sertoma Park; Sunday, Aug. 23 (2 p.m.), Listikow Memorial Park, Grafton; Friday, Aug. 28 (7 p.m.), University Park; Saturday, Aug. 29 (6 p.m.), Turtle River State Park; and Sunday, Aug. 30 (2 p.m.), Riverside Park.

    -- Greg Gillette, Theatre Arts.



    Wednesday, Aug. 26, is the last Wednesday of the month -- that means Denim Day! Find your button, pay your dollar and enjoy "going casual" in the middle of the week. All proceeds go to charity.

    -- Patsy Nies (Enrollment Services) for the Denim Day Committee.


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