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University Letter

August 22, 1997

Volume 35, No. 1

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 1, August 22, 1997

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Plant Services Presents Golden Hammer Awards To President Ken Baker, 
   LeRoy Sondrol, Others
LeRoy Sondrol Awarded President's Medal
University Community Conversation To Be Held Friday
     EVENTS TO NOTE
Reception Will Honor Olive Weber
Reception Will Honor Ben Morgan
Reception Will Honor Darlene VanTour
OID Announces First Of "On Teaching" Sessions
Program Will Offer Immunization Update
     OF ACADEMIC INTEREST
Doctoral Exams Set For Reid And Wilson
     GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
June Grant Awardees Listed
Department Of Agriculture Requests Grant Proposals
Grants, Research Opportunities Available
     BILLBOARD
Business Office Closed For Fee Payment Sept. 3-5
BPA Announces Chair Appointments
Diop Named Multicultural Services Director
TRIO Programs Moved
Honors Program Moved
Families Sought To Host Students
Orientation Events Listed
Involvement Expo Set For Aug. 27
Employees May Take UND Courses At Low Cost
Law Starts New Program
U2 Announces Fall Schedule
E-Mail And Microcomputer QuickStart Training
Hours Listed For Chester Fritz Library, Health Sciences Library, 
   Computer Center
     ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Collegium Musicum Seeks Members
Lotus Meditation Center Lists Hours
     FYI
Air Service Ceases Operation
Residence Hall Calendars Available
Wednesday Is Denim Day
     CALENDAR OF EVENTS
*******

President Baker will hold a University Community Conversation at 9 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 in the South Ballroom, Memorial Union. Please join him as he
gives flood updates and addresses faculty and staff concerns.
*******

PLANT SERVICES PRESENTS GOLDEN HAMMER AWARDS
TO PRESIDENT KEN BAKER, LEROY SONDROL, OTHERS

UND Plant Services has presented its most coveted award, the Golden Hammer
Award, to six individuals this year:  President Ken Baker; Leroy Sondrol,
Plant Services Director; Craig Swenson, Roofing Supervisor; Pam Zimbelman,

Communications Specialist II; Perdean Flesche, Family Housing Maintenance
Supervisor; and Lily Dubuque, Building Services Technician.

Although the Golden Hammer Award is generally presented to Plant Services
employees who have made a significant impact in the division, Plant Services
surprised President Baker this year by presenting him with the award.  Plant
Services Director LeRoy Sondrol said Baker deserved the award for his "support
to the physical plant during the five storms and the flood work this spring.
We were fortunate to have him right with us all the time and making the
critical decisions that needed to be made during that time.  There was an
overwhelming agreement from our committee, our administrative staff, and other
employees that his show of support and actually his participation in all of
those situations was an unbelievable effort on his part and was greatly
appreciated by all of our staff." President and Toby Baker (as well as their
dog, Kodak) stayed with the University during the flood, sleeping in the Plant
Services building during the flood and during the first part of the recovery
work.

Plant Services staff then surprised their director by also presenting the
Golden Hammer award to Sondrol for his tireless work in guiding the physical
plant through eight blizzards, including the April ice storm, and the 500-year
flood, the worst natural disaster in the University's history.  Rod St. Aubyn,
physical plant director, presented the award to Sondrol on behalf of Plant

Services. In his remarks, St. Aubyn recognized Sondrol's 40 years of service
and loyalty to the University ("every major project on this campus has LeRoy's
fingerprints on it"), and also his innovation and creativity in helping to
create "one of the best maintained campuses in the entire country" with campus
maintenance costs that are among the lowest in the nation.  President Baker
has noted many times during the summer that during UND's earliest preparations
for the flood Sondrol advised him that the University's physical plant would
be "taken down a section at a time." This approach prevented many of the
problems that often occur when physical plant systems crash.  Baker credits
Sondrol and his plan, as well as the hard work and dedication of the entire
Plant Services staff and other UND employees, for how quickly the University

was able to be reopen after the flood, including starting Summer Session on
May 12.

Plant Services presented a special honor, the Outstanding Service Award, for
the first time to the Communication Center for its efforts during the flood. 
The Communication Center normally handles about 2,000 calls a week, but that
number doubled during the flood as the center became the main switchboard for
the entire University.  Of the seven members of the Center staff, at least
three were on duty at all times during the first two weeks of the flood.  The
Communications Center also handled many flood-related activities, such as
tracking and coordinating sandbag crews, the shuttle for the volunteers to
Sandbag Central, requests for delivers of sandbags and other materials, the
dike repair crews, the pump crews and the moving crews.  After the flood, the
Communications Center gathered the first listing of telephone numbers and
temporary addresses for all UND employees.
Plant Services also presented Al Hoffarth, Vice President for Operations, with
the John Meagher Ecology Award for his commitment to recycling and a clean
campus.  Hoffarth chaired the new recycling committee on campus and was
instrumental in the establishment of a recycling coordinator position on
campus, and is a strong supporter of a new recycling facility which will
provide space for research and allow UND to expand and develop the existing
recycling program.

-- Peter Johnson, Assistant Director, University Relations.
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LEROY SONDROL AWARDED PRESIDENT'S MEDAL

LeRoy Sondrol, Director of Plant Services, was awarded the President's Medal
by President Baker for his 40-plus years of service to the University, and his
work to save the University during the recent flooding. The President's Medal
is a special award presented sparingly. In his five years at UND, President
Baker has awarded the President's Medal only twice before: to Dr. Edwin James,
for his work s dean of the School of Medicine, and to Dr. Clayton Jensen, for
his work as acting dean of the School of Medicine. The award was given at the
annual recognition ceremony for University staff.

Meritorious Service awards were given to:

Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre; Valerie Krogstad,
Administrative Secretary, Family and Community Nursing; Allan "Andy" Moen,
Building Services Technician, Plant Services; DeLaine McGurran, Administrative
Assistant, University Children's Center; Doris Bornhoeft, Consultant, User
Services, Computer Center; Annette Rieder, Administrative Secretary,
Psychological Services Center; Betty Gard, Head, Reference and Research
Services, Chester Fritz Library; Virginia Schock, Production Manager, Dining
Services; Wanda Weber, Photographer, Biomedical Communications; John Meagher,
Systems Mechanic, Plant Services.

Years of Service certificates were awarded to:

PRESIDENT'S OFFICE DIVISION, 5 Years: Sean Allan (Energy and Environmental
Research Center [EERC]), Earl Battle (EERC), Deborah Kirby (Athletics), Cindy
Klug (Athletics), Marietta Kvistad (President's Office), David Lechner (EERC),
Patrick Miller (EERC), Catherine O'Keefe (EERC), Erik Pihl (EERC), Linda
Schlieman (Internal Auditing), Rhonda Shirek (EERC), James Sorenson (EERC),
Gayle Streier (EERC), Joanne Wanless (Enrollment Services); 10 Years: Sheryl
Eicholtz-Landis (EERC), Raymond Pikarski (EERC), Edward Steadman (EERC); 15
Years: John Gallagher (EERC), Bruce Gjovig (Center for Innovation), Shirley
Gravning (University Relations), Janelle Hoffarth (EERC), Timothy Rerik
(Internal Auditing), Linda Schrader (EERC); 20 Years: Celia Rosencrans (Center
for Innovation).

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS DIVISION, 5 Years: Catherine Buyarski
(Student Academic Services), Carol Drechsel (Admissions and Records), Roberta
Haas Olson (Instructional Development), Lynda Seiler (Admissions and Records);
10 Years: Trudy Soli (Military Science), Tana Thorfinnson (Student Academic
Services); 15 Years: Linda Hurst-Torgerson (Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Provost Office); 20 Years: Susan Shaft (Admissions and Records),
Carmen Williams (Admissions and Records); 35 Years: Donna Bruce (Admissions
and Records).

CENTER FOR AEROSPACE SCIENCES DIVISION, 5 Years: Suzette Bieri, Wally Pfennig,
David Teets; 10 Years: Dorothy Arnold, Larry Regorrah, Mark Shockley; 15
Years: Marvelyn Bohach, Stephen Carpenter, Karmen Johnson, Irvin Walen, Brian
Milling; 20 Years: Kent Streibel.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, 5 Years: Joneen Iverson, Ann
Lochner, Eric Tweton; 15 Years: Audrey Pearson, Nancy Peotter, Sheri Torrance;
20 Years: Sharon Fields.

CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY, 5 Years: Tracy Brewer, Richard Suggs; 10 Years:

Paulette Dvorak; 25 Years, Betty Gard.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, 5 Years: Debra Austreng-Holter (English), Yvonne
Holter (Humanities/Integrated Studies); 10 Years: Donna Boe (Mathematics), L.
Evelyn Merritt (Philosophy and Religion), Karen Spahr (Psychology); 20 Years:
Ursula Hovet (English), Cindy Purpur (Geography); 25 Years: Ethel Fontaine
(English).

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 5 Years: Rebecca Bohlman
(Industrial Technology), Marilyn Wocken (College of Business and Public
Administration); 15 Years: Ruth Holweger (Economics).

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION, 20 Years: Mary Butzin (School of
Communication), Beth Kopp (Theatre Arts).

COLLEGE OF NURSING, 5 Years: Barbara Brand, Dori Dunnigan; 15 Years: Sandra
Walen.

GRADUATE SCHOOL, 10 Years: Yvonne Anderson.

LAW SCHOOL, 5 Years: Mark Brickson (Career Services); 20 Years: Kaaren Pupino
(Law Library).

OUTREACH PROGRAMS, 5 Years: John Etchison, Roberta Klamm, Marvin Leier; 15
Years: Lynette Krenelka.

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MINES, 5 Years: Catherine Jones (Mechanical
Engineering); 10 Years: Gloria Pederson (Geology and Geological Engineering);
15 Years: David Poppke (Electrical Engineering); 20 Years: Cadence Youngberg
(Dean's Office).

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS, 5 Years: Raelynn Abernathey (Student
Health Services), Cheryl Brooks (Disability Support Services), Donna Brown

(Native American Programs), June Kassa (TRIO Programs), Cheryl Kingsbury (TRIO
Programs), Stephanie Larson (TRIO Programs), Patricia McIntyre (TRIO
Programs), Suellen Palya (TRIO Programs), Sharon Peterson (TRIO Programs),
Patrick Riley (TRIO Programs), Brenda Rodningen-Johnson (Student Financial
Aid), Jerry Severson (TRIO Programs), Raymond Smith (TRIO Programs), Susan
Stromberg (Student Financial Aid), Mark Thompson (Career Services), Jacquelin
Trytten (Disability Support Services); 10 Years: Patricia Klein (Student
Health Services), Dawn Korynta (Student Health Services), Peggy Molstad
(Student Health Services); 15 Years: Cathy Brooks (Career Services), Alice
Goschen (Student Health Services), Susan Litzinger (Dakota Student), Dorothy
Olson (Student Financial Aid); 20 Years: Linda Palmiscno (Student Health
Services).

VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE DIVISION, 5 Years: Howard Butler (Computer Center),
Cameron Kolle (Computer Center), Janelle Lasky (Human Nutrition Research
Center), Ron Lauinger (Computer Center), James Olson (Computer Center),
Janelle Sorlien (Purchasing); 10 Years: Ruth Christianson (Human Nutrition
Research Center), Gregory Herndon (Computer Center), Dorette Kerian (Computer
Center), Lavonne Thompson (Human Nutrition Research Center), Jacquelyn White
(Controller's Office), Cheryl Widman (Personnel), Patricia Wride (Human
Nutrition Research Center); 15 Years: Cynthia Brantl (Human Nutrition Research
Center), Diane Carl (Business Office), Mark Diers (Computer Center), Alice
Husby (Computer Center), Ronald LaMoine (Computer Center), Kathryn Schiele
(Human Nutrition Research Center), Rochelle Stewart (Computer Center), Kay
Williams (Human Nutrition Research Center); 20 Years: Orrin Johnson (Computer
Center), Kathy Mattson (Computer Center), Karen Speaker (Human Nutrition
Research Center), Peter Sterle (Computer Center), Vicki Von Harz (Purchasing);
25 Years: Gary Klein (Computer Center), Madeleine Lucke (Controller's Office);
30 Years: Dale Vetter.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, 5 Years: Jacqueline Flaten, Sandra Kyllo; 10 Years:
Roberta Beauchamp, Truman Bratteli, Jacqueline Farrell, Michelle Hogan, Deanna
Larter.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 5 Years: Billie Adams (Biomedical
Communications), Kaylynn Boushee (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Donna Buckley
(Pharmacology and Toxicology), Mark Doll (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Bonnie
Dragich (Family Practice Center, Grand Forks), Pamela Elf (Microbiology and
Immunology), Marilyn Gaddie (Family Practice Center, Grand Forks), Judy Heit
(Student Affairs and Admissions), Betty Hulse (Family Medicine), Kathleen
Lavoi (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Lisa Lee (Communication Services), Judith
Rieke (Health Sciences Library), Karen Rude (Center for Family Medicine,
Minot), Nikki Seabloom (Academic Affairs and Research), Ellen Thompson (School
of Medicine NW Campus), Michele Trotter (Pathology); 10 Years: Virginia Achen
(Anatomy and Cell Biology), Darlene Czapiewski (Pathology), Carol Galde
(Neuroscience, Fargo), Joy Mack (Medical School Practice Support), Avis
Reynolds (Community Medicine and Rural Health), Joy Schoenborn (Family
Practice Center, Grand Forks), Linda Simmons (Surgery, Bismarck), Beverly
Steenstrup (Center for Family Medicine, Minot); 15 Years: James Beiswenger
(INMED), Lynette Blazek (Administration and Finance), Pamela Knudson (Public
Affairs), Diane Marquart (Pediatrics/Radiology, Bismarck), Maureen Ramsett
(Medical Education), Cynthia Rytter (Microbiology and Immunology), Jill
Unterseher (Family Practice Center, Bismarck), Linda Yanish (Community
Services); 20 Years: April Byars (Health Sciences Library), Betty Dacar
(Family Practice Center, Bismarck), Dawn Fore (Administration and Finance),
Marcella Hausauer (Family Practice Center, Bismarck), Ora Krentz (Family
Practice Center, Bismarck), Mary Smith (Center for Family Medicine, Minot),
Constance Strand (Health Sciences Library), Clara Syverson (Pathology); 25
Years: Marilyn Bowman (Medical School Practice Support); 30 Years: Marlys
Kennedy (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Marilyn Martin (Admissions and
Student Affairs).

VICE PRESIDENT FOR OPERATIONS, 5 Years: Troy Ahonen (Printing Center), Del
Dekrey (Plant Services), Holly Donarski (Housing), William Easton (Housing),
Kathryn Finneman (Plant Services), Jacqueline Greenwood (Dining Services),
Shirley Hagen (Dining Services), James Hanson (Plant Services), Marvin Heil
(Plant Services), Leroy Helmoski (Plant Services), David Joy (Word Processing
and Mailing), Sherry Kapella (Police/Traffic Division), Kevin Knaus (Plant
Services), Cyrilla LaFountain (Plant Services), Lowell Machart (Plant
Services), James McDougall (Telecommunications), James McKay (Plant Services),
Tina Monette (Bookstore), Deborah Mueller (Bookstore), Kay O'Donnell  (Bookstore), Kelly Prestegord (Dining Services), Gene Roepke (Plant Services),
Randall Russell (Plant Services), Mark Schwieters (Plant Services), Lyle
Siedschlaw (Chester Fritz Auditorium), Allan Smith (Dining Services), Jerry
Stoldorf (Plant Services), Ronald Thiede (Plant Services), Suzette Thompson
(Dining Services), Kendall Zeeb (Police); 10 Years: Richard Anderson (Plant
Services), Derril Bring (Plant Services), Troy Coulter (Plant Services),
Sidney Dahl (Plant Services), Janice Ferguson (Plant Services), Darlene Goulet
(Plant Services), Penelope Hoglo (Dining Services), Larry Johnson (Plant
Services), Vione Jordheim (Chester Fritz Auditorium), Richard Lehn
(Telecommunications), Martha Lovejoy (Dining Services), Deborah Melby
(Housing), Wayne Onger (Police), Donna Onneland (Dining Services), John
Ouellette (Plant Services), Leyton Rodahl (Plant Services), Carol Rygg (Word
Processing and Mailing), Carole Schornack (Dining Services), Darren Studney
(Plant Services), Craig Swenson (Plant Services), Jackie Wiens (Dining
Services); 15 Years: Tim Anderson (Printing Center), David Anderson (Plant
Services), Loretta Coulter (Plant Services), Duane Czapiewski (Police), Elaine
Donarski (Dining Services), Janice Miller (Dining Services), Alan Olson (Plant
Services), Sally Rugroden (Plant Services), Pamela Zimbelman (Plant Services);
20 Years: Derrald Dewald (Housing), Beverly Gravelle (Plant Services), James
Laturnus (Plant Services), Kristine Nelson (Police/Traffic Division), Mary
Nygord (Dining Services), Mark Oertwich (Plant Services), Eugene Purcell
(Plant Services), Mike Skiple (Plant Services), Rodney St Aubyn (Plant
Services), Brian Wurzbacher (Plant Services); 25 Years: Wallace Bloom (Special
Services), Michael Powers (Plant Services), Linda Rohde (Environmental
Training Institute), Jerry Rozeveld (Transportation), Larry Thompson (Plant
Services), Carl Wasinger (Plant Services); 30 Years: Harold Lee (Plant
Services).

A special recognition was given to Jo Coutts (Program Coordinator, Continuing
Education), for her service to the Council of State Employees (COSE) from 1994

to 1996.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor.
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EVENTS TO NOTE

RECEPTION WILL HONOR OLIVE WEBER

A reception honoring Olive Weber will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the
Alumni Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Olive retired June 30 after 18 years of service
to UND, the last 15 with TRIO Programs. Please join us as we honor Olive for
her exemplary service over the years, and wish her well in retirement. -- Don
Vangsnes, TRIO Programs.
*******

RECEPTION WILL HONOR BEN MORGAN
 
Please join us at a reception Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Edna Twamley Room,
fourth floor, Twamley Hall, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to honor Ben Morgan. Ben is
retiring Sept. 2; he and his wife Ruth will be moving to Ohio. Ben started at
the Computer Center in February 1970 and has served in the administrative
systems area in various capacities, most recently being appointed Associate
Director of the Computer Center.  Ben's contributions to UND and the Higher
Education Computer Network (HECN) have been significant. Please drop in to say
thanks for his many years of dedicated service. -- Dale Vetter, Director,
Computer Center.
*******

RECEPTION WILL HONOR DARLENE VAN TOUR

Career Services/Cooperative Education invites the University community to a
farewell reception in honor of Darlene VanTour, Director of Cooperative
Education, on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni
Center. Darlene has worked for the University since 1988 as the Director of
Cooperative Education.  Please join us as we honor Darlene for her exemplary
service and wish her well in her future endeavors. -- Mark Thompson, Director
of Career Services.
*******

OID ANNOUNCES FIRST OF "ON TEACHING" SESSIONS

The first session of the "On Teaching" box lunch sessions is scheduled for
Tuesday, Sept. 9, at noon in the Memorial Room of the Union. The session is
titled, "Keeping the Lecture Alive and Lively," and will feature Ron Pynn
(Political Science), Bev Uhlenberg (Teaching and Learning), and Frank White
(Sociology). To reserve a complimentary box lunch, please phone the Office of
Instructional Development, 777-3325, no later than noon Tuesday, Sept. 2. --
Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.
*******

PROGRAM WILL OFFER IMMUNIZATION UPDATE

Immunization Update 1997, a live interactive program, will be held from noon
to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. It will
provide updates on new vaccines and vaccine combinations; polio vaccine and
global eradication; rotavirus vaccine; new recommendations from the Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for measles, hepatitis B,
pneumococcal, and influenza vaccines; and why and how to assess the
immunization levels in your practice. The program will be taught by William
Atkinson and is sponsored by the Center for Disease Control (CDC); continuing
education credit is available.   The registration fee is $5. Contact the Grand
Forks Public Health Department at 746-2525 to register. -- Liz Tyree, Chair,
Family and Community Nursing.

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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

DOCTORAL EXAMS SET FOR REID AND WILSON

The final examination for Ron Reid, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a
major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in 318
Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Content Validity and Inter-Rater
Reliability of a Hopi Child Abuse Risk Assessment Instrument." Denise Twohey
(Counseling) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Joel Wilson, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a
major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in
318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Native American Cultural
Values Influence on the Perception of Therapeutic Factors Operating in
Inpatient Addiction Treatment Groups." Denise Twohey (Counseling) is the
committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend. -- Harvey Knull, Dean,
Graduate School.
*******


GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

JUNE GRANT AWARDEES LISTED

The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the
following UND faculty/staff who were listed as principal or co-principal
investigators on awards received during the month of June 1997:

Kay Abdullah, Surgery; Harmon Abrahamson, Chemistry; Mary Amundson, Community
Medicine and Rural Health; Chris Anderson, Energy and Environmental Research
Center; David Antonenko, Surgery; Ted Aulich, Energy and Environmental
Research Center; John Backes, Educational Leadership; William Becker, Surgery;
Steven Benson, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Dawn Botsford,
Continuing Education; Donna Brown, Native American Programs; H. David Wilson,
School of Medicine; Eugene DeLorme, INMED; Grant Dunham, Energy and
Environmental Research Center; Tom Erickson, Energy and Environmental Research
Center; John Gallagher, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Tim Gerlach,
Energy and Environmental Research Center; Mark Guy, Teaching and Learning;
Steven Hawthorne, Energy and Environmental Research Center; John Hurley,
Energy and Environmental Research Center; B. J. Jones, Law School; Wilfred
Jackson, Center for Aerospace Sciences; Wally Kearns, Small Business
Development Center; Vit Kuhnel, Energy and Environmental Research Center;
Dennis Laudal, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Glenda Lindseth,
Nursing Professionalism and Practice; Michael Mann, Energy and Environmental
Research Center; Donald McCollor, Energy and Environmental Research Center;
Stanley Miller, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Tara Muhlhauser,
Children and Family Services Training Center; Elizabeth Nichols, College of
Nursing; Thomas Norris, School of Medicine; John Odegard, Center for Aerospace
Sciences; Thomas Petros, Psychology; Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Energy and
Environmental Research Center; Jody Rada, Anatomy and Cell Biology; Willis
Samson, Physiology; George Seielstad, Center for Aerospace Sciences; Larry
Spain, Law School; Daniel Stepan, Energy and Environmental Research Center;
Kathryn Thomasson, Chemistry; Ronald Timpe, Energy and Environmental Research
Center; Dennis Toom, Anthropology; Charles Wood, Space Studies; Brian Young,
Energy and Environmental Research Center.

-- Carl Fox, Director of Research and Program Development.
*******

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REQUESTS GRANT PROPOSALS


The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in their National Research Initiative
Competitive Grants Program (NRICGP), has requested proposals for support for
conferences,  post-doctoral fellows, young investigators, and fundamental or
mission-linked research in the following areas:

*  Chemical, physical, or biological processes of managed and unmanaged soils
and sediments.

*  Mechanisms of a plant's response to environmental factors, both natural and
anthropogenic.

*  Optimal human nutrition, including specific nutrient requirements of
individuals and different age groups and the factors affecting these
requirements.

*  U.S. agricultural market assessments, competitiveness, and technology and
sustainability.

*  Assessing, managing, or improving the quality of water resources within
existing agricultural, range, and forest ecosystems.  

*  Weed science, including studies on the biology and ecology of forest,
rangeland, or crop/weed interactions.

Proposals can either be submitted to the general program area or under the
Strengthening Awards Program (USDA EPSCoR). Deadlines for proposals are Nov.
15, for most areas, Dec. 15, for studies in marketing and trade. Investigators
must obtain a new NRICGP Applications Kit before submission. Additional
information is available in ORPD or on the NRICGP page of the USDA website at
http://www.reeusda.gov/nri/progdesc/nripdtop.htm.

-- Carl Fox, Director of Research and Program Development.
*******

GRANTS, RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE


Following are grant and research opportunities. For more information, call the
Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA): 
UNSOLICITED RESEARCH PROPOSALS

NASA's Langley Research Center provides support for unsolicited research
proposals in the following areas: Advanced Aircraft Systems; Advanced
Computational Capability; Advanced Propulsion Capability; Advanced Sensor
Systems; Aerocoustics; Aerobraking; Aerodynamics and Aerothermodynamic
Experiments; Analysis and Interpretation of Constituent and Temperature Data
for the Middle Atmosphere; Climate Research Program; Computer Science;
Configuration Definition for the Evolution of Space Station; Earth Radiation
Budget Experiment (ERBE); Electromagnetics, Antennas, and Microwave Systems;
Electronic and Information Systems; Entry Fluid Physics; Facilities
Engineering; First Lunar Outpost; Fluid Physics; General Aviation; Halogen
Occultation Experiment (HALOE); High Speed Aircraft Human Factors; InSpace
Technology Experiments; Lunar Rover Robotics Missions; Materials
Characterization Technology; Measurement Science and Instrument Technology;
Measurements of Air Pollution from Satellites (MAPS); Propulsion Space
Controls and Guidance Space Exploration Initiative; Space Systems Technology;
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE); Structures (Aero); Structures
(Space); Subsystem Growth Requirements for Space Station Systems Engineering;
Transport Aircraft; Transportation Systems; Tropospheric Chemistry Research
Program; and Upper Atmospheric Research Program.  Contact: Langley Research

Center, Mail Stop 126, Hampton, VA 23681-0001 or NASA Headquarters at 202/358-2090.  Deadline: None.

The Marshall Space Flight Center provides support for unsolicited proposals in
the following areas: Aeronomy; Astrophysics and Space Physics; Atmosphere/Land
Surface Interface; Audion Systems; Biophysics; Climate Modeling with the CMI;
Cloud Scattering of Lightning Discharges; Combustion Devices and
Turbomachinery; Communications Systems; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Control
Mechanisms; Control for Vehicles; Cosmic Ray Research; Cryogenic Physics;
Crystal Growth in Fluid Field and Particle Dynamic Evaluation;

Docking/Berthing Sensors; Electrical Systems; Electronics, Sensors, Robotics;
Gamma Ray Astronomy; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Modeling; Global Hydrology
and Climate; Hypervelocity Impact Design and Analysis; Infrared Astronomy;
International Space Welding Experiments (ISWE); Liquid Propulsion Dynamic
Analysis; Low Gravity Science; Magnitospheric and Plasma Physics Microgravity;
Model Studies of Storm Electrical Processes; Nonmetallic Materials Research;
Optical Systems; Payload Utilization; Physical Climate Analysis; Pointing
Control Systems; Process Engineering Research; Quality Engineering;
Reliability Engineering; Solar Physics; Space Environmental Effects; Space
Propulsion; Space Environmental Effects on Materials; Space Optical Systems;
Space Vehicle Environments; Stratospheric and Mesospheric Studies; Structural
Assessment: Structural Analysis; Structural Design; Structural Dynamics;
Surface Properties/Atmospheric Boundaries Interactions; Thermal Analysis:
Liquid Propulsion Systems; Thermal Analysis: Solid Rocket Motor;
Thermal/Environmental Computational Analysis; Transportation System
Development; Tropospheric Wind Profiling; Vibracoustics; and X-ray Astronomy. 
Contact: Marshall Space Flight Center Procurement Office, Code GP10, Marshall
Space Center, AL 35812-0001 or NASA Headquarters at 202/358-2090.  Deadline:
None.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY 

ADVANCED FORENSIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the FBI, is
soliciting white papers for innovative research and development projects to
enhance the forensic capabilities of Federal, State, and local Law Enforcement
Agencies in drug cases.  Projects addressing collaborative partnerships
between forensic laboratories, universities, research institutes, or
commercial firms are preferred.  Projects should fall under one of the
following disciplines: Chemistry, Portable Instrumentation, Biological and
(plant) DNA, Toxicology, Firearms/Toolmarks, Computers and Computational
Research, Document Examination (by neural networks or expert systems),
Photographic and Video Techniques, and Fingerprint Technology.  Deadline:
12/30/97.  Contact: ORPD or Dean Fetteroff (Army) 703/640-1445.
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PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

The Pew Charitable Trusts support work in the fields of culture, education,
environment, health and human services, public policy, and religion.  With
assets of approximately $4 billion, the Trusts award about 500 grants totaling
$180 million each year.  Letters of inquiry and follow on proposals are
accepted year around with the Trusts' board meeting in September, December,
March, and June.  For program guidelines contact ORPD or visit Pew's homepage
at http://www.pewtrusts.com/docs/grant.html
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services requests proposals
for research and training grants awarded under the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Programs included are Research and
Innovation to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities;
Personnel Preparation to Improve Services and Results for Children with
Disabilities; Training and Information for Parents of Children with
Disabilities; and Technology and Media Services for Individuals with
Disabilities.  Deadlines vary according to program from 9/12/97 to 2/6/98. 

Contact ORPD for more information.
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ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE

National Ten-Minute Play Contest, Heideman Award.  This annual contest is
designed to discover the best new ten-minute play.  The winner receives an
award of $1,000, and the play may be produced in the Humana Festival of New
American Plays.  There is a limit of two submissions per author; each script

must be no more than ten pages long. All ten-minute scripts that meet the
following criteria will also be considered for the Actors Theater of
Louisville's annual showcase: cast size of three or more characters;
characters' age ranging from 18 to 28; and minimal sets, props, and costume
requirements.  Previously submitted plays, plays that have received an Equity
production, musicals, children's shows, and any unsolicited longer one-act or
full-length plays are not accepted and will be returned.  Contact: Michael
Bigelow Dixon, Literary Manager; 502/584-1265; fax: 502/561-3300.  Deadline:
12/01/97.
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SPENCER T. AND ANN W. OLIN 
FOUNDATION GRANTS PROGRAM

This foundation provides support for programs in the areas of higher
education, medical education and research, health services and facilities, and
environmental conservation.  Awards are made for up to three years.  Contact:
Warren M. Shapleigh, President; 314/727-6202.  Deadline: None.
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SINFONIA FOUNDATION RESEARCH 
ASSISTANCE GRANTS

The Sinfonia Foundation awards assistance grants to individuals conducting
scholarly research in music.  The subject of the research must be related to
American music or to music in America.  Grants vary but generally do not
exceed $1,000.  The applicant must show evidence of previous successful
writing and research.  Contact: Jeffrey T. Spoeri, Executive Director;
800/473-2649; fax 812/867-0633; lyrecrest@sinfonia.org; or
http://www.sinfonia.org.  Deadline: 5/1/98.
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NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL 
RESEARCH AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development
invites research grant applications in the following areas.  Additional
general information, forms, etc., may be obtained at
http://www.epa.gov/ncerqa> or 1/800/490-9194.  Deadline dates and contact
persons for specific questions follow each topic: 

1)  Exploratory Research, Clyde Bishop, 202/564-6914,
bishop.clyde@epamail.epa.gov
Environmental Biology, 3/31/98
Human Health, 12/16/97
Environmental Chemistry, 12/16/97
Physics, 3/12/98
Environmental Engineering, 3/12/98

2)  Indicators of Global Climate Change, 2/12/98, Barbara Levinson, 202/564-6911, levinson.barbara@epamail.epa.gov

3)  Interindividual Variation in Human Susceptibility to Environmentally-Caused Disease, 2/12/98, David Reese, 202/564-6919,
reese.david@epamail.epa.gov
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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY/PETROLEUM 
RESEARCH FUND (PRF) 

The PRF currently supports research in chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical
engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science.  The
largest PRF grant program, ACS-PRF Type AC Grants, usually funds proposals
from graduate departments although undergraduate faculty may also apply. 
Maximum award is $90,000 over three  years.  Budget may include stipends for
graduate students, undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, summer faculty
salary, research supplies, travel costs, and a $500 annual department
allocation.

Type B Grants are restricted to departments which do NOT award the Ph.D.  The
research proposed must include participation by undergraduate students;
graduate students may not be supported with these funds.  The maximum award is
$30,000 over two years.  The budget may include undergraduate student
stipends, summer faculty salary, supplies and equipment, travel costs, and a
$500 annual departmental allocation.  Type G  Starter  Grants provide $20,000
over two years for faculty within the first three years of a regular
appointment without extensive postdoctoral research experience.  Type G grants
may fund student stipends, summer faculty salary, supplies, equipment, and
travel.

Summer Research Fellowships of $5,000 are awarded as supplements to active
ACS-PRF grants to support faculty guest researchers from non-doctoral
institutions.  Deadline is 10/1/97 for Summer 1998 fellowships.  ACS-PRF
Scientific Education Grants support projects designed to enhance  advanced
scientific education and fundamental research in the 'petroleum field' and
generally provide partial funding for foreign speakers at major symposia in
the U.S. or Canada.

Contact: 202/872-4481; fax 202/872-6319;
http://www.acs.org/acsgen/prf/grant.htm.  Deadline: None.
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CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION 
OF AMERICA (CRFA)

The CRFA Cancer Prevention Research Program considers grants for basic,
clinical, translational and applied research projects and fellowships;
education programs in cancer prevention and control; and early detection
projects.  Research and Educational Grants provide up to $35,000 for one year
with opportunity for renewal.  Support for Research Fellowships should be
requested by a Principal Investigator for a designated candidate who wishes to
pursue a career in cancer prevention.  They typically provide $30,000 per year
for two years at the post-doctoral level.  Deadlines: 3/1/98; 9/1/98. 
Contact: 703/836-4412; fax 703/836-4413; http://www.preventcancer.org.

-- Carl Fox, Director of Research and Program Development.
*******


BILLBOARD

BUSINESS OFFICE CLOSED FOR FEE PAYMENT SEPT. 3-5

The UND Business Office will be working with students Aug. 25 through Sept.
12. The primary responsibility of the Business Office tellers will be fee
payment assistance to students. Due to increased student traffic during this
time period you can expect lines at the teller windows. During fee payment
Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 5, 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 three 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 three days, contact Ellarene Hoverson at 777-3084 by Aug.
29. The final day of fee payment will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Business
Office, Twamley Hall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thank you for your understanding
and cooperation. -- Wanda Sporbert, Manager, Business Office.
*******

BPA ANNOUNCES CHAIR APPOINTMENTS

The following individuals have been approved for the chair positions. It is a
pleasure to announce that Harold Wilde will continue as the leader of
Accounting and Business Law as will James Navara in Business and Vocational
Education, David Ramsett in Economics, and Mary Gresez Kweit in Political
Science. New this year will be Denise Markovich heading the department of
Finance and Jacob Chacko heading the department of Marketing. Also new, after
filling in for Bruce Eberhardt spring semester, is Steve Moser in the
department of Management. The department of Industrial Technology will be
guided by James Navara as interim chair. -- Dennis Elbert, Dean, Business and
Public Administration.
*******

DIOP NAMED MULTICULTURAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

I am pleased to announce that Matsimela C. Diop ("MC") has accepted the
position of Director of Multicultural Student Services and Assistant to the
Vice President for Student Affairs.  MC, who interviewed as Lowell Robinson,
will be on board Sept. 22.  The campus box number for Multicultural Student
Services is 7092. -- Gordon Henry, Vice President for Student Affairs.
*******

TRIO PROGRAMS MOVED

TRIO programs has moved to the third floor of O'Kelly Hall. Our phone numbers
and box number remain the same.

TRIO welcomes three new staff members to our team. Carolyn Kryzsko took over
responsibilities as Administrative Officer for TRIO Programs in June; Rene
Strege joined Educational Talent Search as an Instructor/Advisor in July and
will service schools in the Devils Lake area; and Gail Colwell, our newest
addition, began this week as Administrative Secretary for Educational
Opportunity Center. Please stop by and visit our new offices and say hello to
friends, old and new. -- Judy Cowger, Instructor/Advisor, TRIO
Programs-Educational Talent Search.   
*******

HONORS PROGRAM MOVED


The Honors Program sustained significant losses during the flood including the
Honors House itself. The program is now permanently located in Robertson-Sayre
Room 1-6 (previously Studio One and the Television Production Center). All
Honors classes and events will now be held in this space. Direct any inquiries
to Jeanne Anderegg or Tami Carmichael at 777-2219. -- Tami Carmichael, Honors
Program.
*******

FAMILIES SOUGHT TO HOST STUDENTS

The University of North Dakota is seeking area families interested in housing
a UND student on a short-term, semesterly or even year-long basis.
The program is the Off-Campus Family Living Program, and is designed to
connect students with families who would be willing to provide a sleeping room
or more for students who return this fall and need a short-term or semester-long living arrangement. 

Although the University has been busy this summer matching students' needs
with available housing in the community, not all apartments in the city will
be ready for occupancy when the semester begins. Some students may need short
term or even semester-long housing as the city continues to get back on its
feet. A survey of UND students conducted this summer indicates that about 100
of those students who plan to come back hadn't yet secured housing and were
willing to enter the Off-Campus Family Living Program.
The program allows students and families to make their own arrangements, to
come to their own terms, including rental payments. The program matches the
students' needs with family living opportunities.

Any Grand Forks area families interested in the program are encouraged to
contact the UND Off-Campus Housing Office at 777-2046 to obtain the program
application form. -- Jerry Bulisco, Off-Campus Housing Director.
*******

ORIENTATION EVENTS LISTED

The New Student Orientation schedule of events is as follows:

FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 9 a.m., Residence Halls open; 1 to 7 p.m., Orientation check-in, Wilkerson Lobby; 5 to 7 p.m., Sub Sandwich Feed, Wilkerson Dining Center;
7 to 8:30 p.m., Meet Your Neighbors, Residence Hall wings; 7 to 8:30 p.m.,
Family Reception, President's residence; 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., New Student
Block Party, Memorial Union.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 8 a.m. to noon, Orientation check-in, Wilkerson Lobby; 8:30
a.m., Aerospace Orientation, CAS I, CAS II, Clifford Hall; 9 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Selected campus offices open; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Opening Session, Chester
Fritz Auditorium; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Student Small Groups, leave from Chester
Fritz Auditorium (2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with faculty member, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
with student ambassador); 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Family Session, Chester Fritz
Auditorium (2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Administrator/Faculty panel, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
Small Group Discussions); 5 to 7 p.m., Barbecue, Wilkerson Gazebo; 9 p.m. to 1
a.m., ZOO Dance, Memorial Union.

SUNDAY, AUG. 24, Morning, Worship Services, campus churches; 1 to 5 p.m.,
Discovery Sessions (Academic Success, Creative Dating, Student Services,
Campus Community), Memorial Union; 5 to 7 p.m., President's Barbecue, Lawn of
the Coulee; 7:30 to 9 p.m., Hypnotist, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

WELCOME WEEK Begins Monday, Aug. 25, All Day, Campus Open House events; noon
to 3 p.m., Adult Learner Orientation, River Valley Room, Memorial Union; 2 to
4 p.m., Internet/E-Mail Training, Computer Labs.

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 6 to 8 p.m., Transfer Transition Night, Sioux Room, Memorial
Union; 7 to 9 p.m., International Student Orientation, International Centre,
2908 University Ave.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Involvement Expo, Memorial Union.
-- Cathy Buyarski, Director, Student Academic Services.
*******

INVOLVEMENT EXPO SET FOR AUG. 27

The Memorial Union and Student Academic Services, in conjunction with the
Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, will organize the Involvement Expo '97. This
year's theme will be "New Challenges . . . New Chances."

The Expo is a great opportunity for University organizations and departments
to promote their programs and offer information to students. Both new and
returning students have been invited to participate in the Expo. In the past,
the event has attracted a large audience and has proven to be a fun and
interactive opportunity for UND students to learn about the services and
opportunities available on campus and the Greater Grand Forks community.


The Involvement Expo will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on the front lawn of the Memorial Union. For more information or to register,
please contact 777-3665 or 777-3620. -- Ben Subedi, Coordinator of Student
Organizations, Memorial Union.
*******

EMPLOYEES MAY TAKE UND COURSES AT LOW COST

For just $4.17 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in one university
course per semester. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar
year, and are granted work release time upon arrangement with your supervisor.
You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can
continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills.  
Staff members can work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences
to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial
management. Here's how to enroll:

1.  Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver
form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 7-3821) or at the
Graduate School, 414 Twamley (phone 7-2784).

2.  Choose the course you'd like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may
affect registration.

3.  Fill out the forms and return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the
Graduate School, and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms.

4.  Return the completed waiver forms to Admissions.

5.  Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an
"Application for Admission" form, available from the Admissions office, 205
Twamley Hall, or the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall. There is a $25
matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may
need to file transcripts from schools that you have previously attended.
Please note that some colleges have additional fees that cannot be waived.
Take advantage of your $1,000 Benefit! -- Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel,
and Alice Poehls, Director of Admissions and Records. 
*******

LAW STARTS NEW PROGRAM

The School of Law will start a new program this fall to place computer
technology in the hands of its students and to facilitate its use in everyday
life.

The program, which includes more than one third of the entering first-year
class of law students, will make use of a specially configured laptop computer
and an integrated software suite.

The program's goal is to prepare students to use technology effectively in and
out of the classroom. The section's weekly classes will cover such topics as
basic word processing, network connectivity, Internet use, personal web page
creation, on-line legal research, and electronic casebooks.

No longer is legal practice confined to hard-bound case reporters, yellow
legal pads and typewriter. Today, innovations such as on-line legal research
services, office computer networks, electronic mail and laptop computers have
increased the productivity and efficiency of lawyers across the country.
However, few law schools have fully embraced technology to prepare their
students for practice in this new environment.

The School has always encouraged the use of technology in the education of our
students. The use of state-of-the-art computer labs, electronic discussion
lists, electronic delivery of course materials, and computer-based
presentation equipment will permit us to be more productive in our teaching
and will better prepare the students to enter the practice of law. 
-- W. Jeremy Davis, Dean, School of Law.
*******

U2 ANNOUNCES FALL SCHEDULE

The University Within the University has the following activities scheduled
for September.


Computer Center, 361 Upson II, enrollment limit 16
Wednesday, Sept. 3, E-mail using Eudora;
Thursday, Sept. 4, E-mail using PINE;
Tuesday , Thursday and Friday, Sept. 16,18,19, Transition to Windows 95;
Tuesday, Sept. 23, Explore the Web Using Netscape;
Thursday, Sept. 25, Creating a Web Page: Introduction to HTML;
Contact Kara Hyde, 777-2128, or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu to register.

Affirmative Action Office, 101 Twamley Hall
Monday, Thursday, and Tuesday, Sept. 22, 25, 30, A Walk Through Employee and
Employment Accommodation -- ADA Policies and Procedures.
Contact Kara Hyde, 777-2128, or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu to register.

Chester Fritz Library, Room 108
Thursday, Sept. 25, Using Census Data.
Contact Jim Carlson, 777-4641, to register.

Instructional Development 
Thursday, Sept. 11, Alice T. Clark/UND Foundation Scholars;
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18-19, Workshop for Department Chairs and Academic
Programs.
Contact Dan Rice, 777-3325, for more information.

Instructional & Learning Technologies, Room 7, Sayre Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Sept. 8,16, Power Point 1; 
Wednesday, Thursday, Sept. 10,18, Power Point 2;
Thursday, Monday, Sept. 11, 22, Power Point 3;
Wednesday, Sept. 24, MS Publisher 97.

Contact Lynn Weiner, 777-4150, to register.

Safety & Environmental Institute
Monday through Friday, Sept. 15-19, Asbestos - Initial Course/Contractors;
Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 10-12, Asbestos - Initial Course/Project
Designers;
Tuesday, Sept. 9, Asbestos - Refresher/ Workers;
Monday, Sept. 8, Asbestos-Refresher/Supervisors;
Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 23-26, Lead Class/Contractors;
Monday, Sept. 22, Lead-Refresher/Contractors.
Contact Norma, 777-3341, to register.

Leadership Inspiration Center, third floor, Memorial Union
Mondays, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Leadership Workshop Series;
Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 24, Lessons at Lunch.
Contact Cynthia Thompson, 777-4076, to register.

New Employee Orientation
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Contact Cheryl Osowski, 777-4361.

-- Jo Coutts, University Within the University.
*******

E-MAIL AND MICROCOMPUTER QUICKSTART TRAINING

Please announce the following information to your students, faculty and staff:

E-Mail logons and microcomputer training are available free of charge to UND
students, staff, and faculty.  Pre-registration for training classes is
necessary as we have a fixed number of computers in the labs for the training
sessions.  The registration sheets are available at the Computer Center, 366
Upson II.  You may also register by calling 777-3171. All classes will be held
in the Computer Learning Lab, Room  201-J, in the Memorial Union from 6 to 8
p.m.

Classes are:

How to Apply for a Computer Logon - User Note G6 (Applying for Mainframe
Logons) is available in the basement and third floor document racks in Upson
II and the Computer Learning Lab, second floor of the Memorial Union. You may
also attend an open lab in Room 219 in the Memorial Union from 6 to 8 p.m. for
personal assistance with the application process, see the schedule below.

E-Mail Training is a two hour, hands-on session. This training will require
that you have an active UNIX logon so you can practice sending and receiving
electronic mail. To participate in e-mail training, you must sign up for a
logon at least three working days prior to class.

Microcomputer Training for Windows 95 and WordPerfect 8 are two hour hands-on
sessions for the beginner.

Fall 1997 Schedule

How to Apply for a Computer Logon:  Room 219
Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 9; Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11      

E-Mail Training - You must have an active logon: Room 201-J
Tuesdays, Sept. 16, 30, Oct. 28

World Wide Web using Netscape: Room 201-J
Tuesdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Nov. 4

Windows 95: Room 201-J
Tuesdays, Oct. 14, Nov. 18

WordPerfect 8 for Windows 95: Room 201-J
Tuesdays, Oct. 21, Nov. 25

If you have any questions concerning Macintosh training please call 777-3171.
-- Rose Keeley, Information Technology Support Specialist, Computer Center.
*******

CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY:

Chester Fritz Library hours for fall semester and Labor Day weekend are: 
Fall Semester (beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26): Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to
midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
to midnight.

Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, Aug. 30, closed; Sunday, Aug. 31, closed; Monday,
Sept. 1, 1 p.m. to midnight.

-- Patricia Berntsen, Assistant Director, Chester Fritz Library.
*******

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY:

Library of the Health Sciences hours are: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.
to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,
1 to 11 p.m. -- April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.
*******

COMPUTER CENTER:

The Computer Center will close for the Labor Day holiday at midnight on
Sunday, Aug. 31, and will reopen at midnight on Monday, Sept. 1. -- Donna
Bonderud, Production Control, Computer Center.
*******


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM SEEKS MEMBERS

Singers and instrumentalists interested in great, unusual music, small
ensemble and solo opportunities and the opportunity to learn historic
instrumental and vocal techniques are invited to join the UND Collegium
Musicum. The Collegium performs music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance,
and rare works of other periods, from fourth century chants through 19th
century American Christmas carols. This year, we hope to perform a full
Renaissance mass, as well as other sacred music, part-songs, and instrumental
music.

The vocal group varies in size from four to 16 singers, and exceptional
singers have solo opportunities. The instrumental group varies. The most
constant group is a Renaissance Loud Band, with sackbuts (the ancestral
trombone), shawms (a loud Renaissance oboe, often successfully played by
modern sax players, and cornetts (a woodwind-like instrument with a tiny
trumpet-like mouthpiece). From time to time, we have also had additional
ensembles of medieval strings, recorders, and krummhorns, depending on student
interest.

Interested singers or players should attend the first rehearsals Wednesday,
Aug. 27, and Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall. Interviews/auditions will be arranged at those times. (Rehearsal time
may vary according to the group's needs.) Call or leave a message for Gary
Towne at 777-2826, or 772-1982 (home) for more details. Good intonation,
sight-reading, and initiative are important qualifications. Community members
and non-music majors are welcome.

The UND Collegium Musicum was founded in the early 1960s by Professor Tamar
Read as an outgrowth of her Music History course. The ensemble developed as
students performed the music they studied. The group was revived by Gary Towne
after Dr. Read's retirement in 1988. The group's firsts include the American
premieres of Cavalieri's "Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo" (under Tamar
Read) and Bermudez' "St. John Passion" (under Gary Towne). Other unique
offerings have included "Renaissance Music from Scandinavia," "A Vespers of
the Blessed Virgin from Renaissance Bergamo," "Music of the Spanish Empire,"
"The History of the Madrigal," and Adam de la Halle's "Play of Robin and
Marion."

-- Gary Towne, Director, Collegium Musicum.
*******

LOTUS MEDITATION CENTER LISTS HOURS


The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., 777-4231 or 777-2161, is
open to individuals for meditation/contemplation from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Groups include:

*  Insight (vipassana) Meditation: Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; experienced
students, 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8; after that it will
continue on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

*  New Students: Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; leader is Tamar Read.

*  T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; teacher is
Lloyd Blackwell.

*  Islamic Prayers: Fridays from noon to 2 p.m.; leader is Yahya Fredrickson.

*  Hatha Yoga: 10-week course beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26; Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; $40 fee for 10 weeks; leader is Dyan Rey.

*  Hatha Yoga: Time to be arranged; teacher is Jill LaBatte, phone 777-9373
(home) or 777-3072 (work).

Voluntary contributions are appreciated. -- Tamar Read, Professor Emeritus,
Music.
*******


FYI

AIR SERVICE CEASES OPERATION

Effective immediately, the UND Air Service has been terminated. Departments
that have used the service in the past are advised that UND Aerospace is no
longer able to provide air transportation for University faculty and staff due
to the sale of the Cessna Citation I jet and Piper Navajo aircraft used to
provide that service. The sale of the aircraft was directed as a budgetary
matter.

It has been our pleasure at UND Aerospace to have operated the Air Service for
the University for the past 30 years and to have served the needs of faculty
and staff. Unfortunately, the rates charged for Air Service transportation
over the past several years have not covered operating costs and UND Aerospace
is no longer able to absorb the deficit.

If your air travel needs cannot be met by scheduled airline service, we may be
able to recommend alternate sources of charter air service. -- John Odegard,
Dean, UND Aerospace.
*******

RESIDENCE HALL CALENDARS AVAILABLE

The 1997-98 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. -- Renee Hauschulz,
Housing.
*******

WEDNESDAY IS DENIM DAY

Wednesday, Aug. 27, is Denim Day. Find your button and wear it proudly,
knowing that all proceeds go to charity. Cost? Only a dollar. -- Patsy Nies
(Student Affairs) for the Denim Day Committee.
*******


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AUGUST 1997

(Please contact Mavis at the Office of University Relations, Box 7144, or call
777-4304, if you wish to make changes or have an event included.)

Thurs., Aug. 21 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Room 312,
O'Kelly Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., Aug. 21 -- NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION, Memorial Union, call 777-2786 to obtain a copy of the schedule.


Fri., Aug. 22 -- NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION, Room 211, Rural Technology Center,
registration begins at 8:15 a.m.; deans and chairpersons are asked to
encourage new faculty members to attend.

Fri. through Sun., Aug. 22-24 -- NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM; 

Friday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m., Residence Halls open; 1 to 7 p.m., Orientation check-in, Wilkerson Lobby; 5 to 7 p.m., Sub Sandwich Feed, Wilkerson Dining Center;
7 to 8:30 p.m., Meet Your Neighbors, Residence Hall wings; 7 to 8:30 p.m.,
Family Reception, President's residence; 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., New Student
Block Party, Memorial Union.

Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to noon, Orientation check-in, Wilkerson Lobby; 8:30
a.m., Aerospace Orientation, CAS I, CAS II, Clifford Hall; 9 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Selected campus offices open; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Opening Session, Chester
Fritz Auditorium; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Student Small Groups, leave from Chester
Fritz Auditorium (2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with faculty member, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
with student ambassador); 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Family Session, Chester Fritz
Auditorium (2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Administrator/Faculty panel, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
Small Group Discussions); 5 to 7 p.m., Barbecue, Wilkerson Gazebo; 9 p.m. to 1
a.m., ZOO Dance, Memorial Union.

Sunday, Aug. 24, Morning, Worship Services, campus churches; 1 to 5 p.m.,
Discovery Sessions (Academic Success, Creative Dating, Student Services,
Campus Community), Memorial Union; 5 to 7 p.m., President's Barbecue, Lawn of
the Coulee; 7:30 to 9 p.m., Hypnotist, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Fri. through Sun., Aug. 22-24 -- SUMMER THEATRE, "Shakespeare in MY Park 1997"
will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream," at neighborhood parks in Grand
Forks, East Grand Forks and towns throughout the region; all performances are
free; 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 22, in Larimore, N.D.; 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23, in
University Park; and 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24, in Grafton, N.D.

Mon., Aug. 25 -- REGISTRATION FOR FALL SEMESTER.

Mon., Aug. 25 -- DOCTORAL EXAM for Ron Reid, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree
with a major in Counseling Psychology, 318 Montgomery Hall, 1 p.m.; members of
the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Mon., Aug. 25 -- COLLEGE OF NURSING DISASTER DEBRIEFING AND CATCHUP DAY for
spring semester students, River Valley Room, Memorial Union, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
picnic at 5 p.m. for all nursing, pre-nursing faculty and staff, University
Park (contact Linda Youngs at 777-4534 for more information).

Mon., through Wed., Aug. 25-27 -- WELCOME WEEK begins Monday, Aug. 25, All
Day, Campus Open House events; noon to 3 p.m., Adult Learner Orientation,
River Valley Room, Memorial Union; 2 to 4 p.m., Internet/E-Mail Training,
Computer Labs.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6 to 8 p.m., Transfer Transition Night, Sioux Room, Memorial
Union; 7 to 9 p.m., International Student Orientation, International Centre,
2908 University Ave.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Involvement Expo, Memorial Union.

Tues., Aug. 26 -- BEGINNING OF INSTRUCTION FOR FALL SEMESTER.

Tues., Aug. 26 -- LAST DAY FOR ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY FOR ALL GRADUATE
STUDENTS PLANNING TO GRADUATE IN JANUARY.

Tues., Aug. 26 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for proposals requiring
full board review for Fri., Sept. 5, meeting.

Wed., Aug. 27 -- DENIM DAY, wear your button, pay your dollar and dress
casual; all proceeds go to charity.

Wed., Aug. 27 -- DOCTORAL EXAM for Joel Wilson, a candidate for the Ph.D.
degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, 318 Montgomery Hall, 3:30 p.m.;
members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Wed., Aug. 27 -- INVOLVEMENT EXPO, "New Challenges . . . New Chances,"
University organizations and departments promote their programs and offer
information to students, front lawn of the Memorial Union, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(call 777-3665 or 777-3620 for more information).

Wed., Aug. 27 -- COLLEGIUM MUSICUM REHEARSAL for singers and instrumentalists
interested in great, unusual music, small ensemble and solo opportunities and
the opportunity to learn historic instrumental and vocal techniques, Josephine
Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, 4:30 p.m. (also Wed., Sept.
3); call Gary Towne at 777-2826 or 772-1982 for more information.

Wed., Aug. 27, through Thurs., Sept. 11 -- ART EXHIBITION, Glenn Schaefer,
Linda Shoemaker, Installation, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Thurs., Aug. 28 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Darlene VanTour, Director of
Cooperative Education, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center, 3 to 5 p.m.

Thurs., Aug. 28 -- RETIREMENT RECEPTION for Ben Morgan, Associate Director of
the Computer Center, Edna Twamley Room, fourth floor, Twamley Hall, 2 to 3:30
p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Aug. 29-30 -- VOLLEYBALL, UND at Valley City State University
Tourney, Valley City, ND, time to be announced.
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