University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 17, December 12, 1997
UNIVERSITY LETTER IS ALSO AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY in the Events and News section of UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address is: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm
The University Relations Office maintains an index for the University Letter.
Faculty Invited To March In Commencement, Will Assemble In Wilkerson
Community Conversation With President Baker Set For Dec. 17
Holiday Schedule Announced For University Letter
FACULTY INVITED TO MARCH IN COMMENCEMENT, WILL ASSEMBLE IN WILKERSON
Continuing the tradition begun with this summer's ceremony, faculty are invited to march in the winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 19. Participating faculty will march in full academic regalia and will be seated on the stage. The ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Because of the very limited space available in the Auditorium, the faculty will assemble in the lobby of Wilkerson Hall. Please report to Wilkerson by 1:30 p.m. Green Gown commencement marshalls will be on hand to guide you to your place in the processional. -- Rita Galloway (University Relations), Assistant Coordinator of Commencements.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT BAKER SET FOR DEC. 17
The next scheduled University Community Conversation, commonly referred to as "The Nine O'Clock," will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
The UND Community Conversations provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn more about what is happening at UND, and also to ask questions.
-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR UNIVERSITY LETTER
Because of the reduced activity on campus over the holiday break, the University Letter will NOT be published on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Weekly publication will resume with the issue of Jan. 9; the deadline for article submissions will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6.
-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
BIOCHEMISTRY CANDIDATE WILL LECTURE
Hui-Ling Chiang, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard University, will visit and lecture at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. She will present "Regulation of Cytosol-Vesicle-Vacuole Protein Targeting and Degradation Pathway in Yeast," at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 5520 Medical Science.
Dr. Chiang received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University. Her doctoral studies were carried out with Professor Fred Dice at Harvard University. She has since conducted postdoctoral studies at Tufts University School of Medicine, and the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Chiang's research has been in the areas of protein processing and sorting, vesicle trafficking and membrane biogenesis, and regulation of protein degradation. She is a candidate for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
-- David Lambeth, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
STOP BY BPA FOR COOKIES, COFFEE AND CIDER
The College of Business and Public Administration (BPA) invites you to stop by in the front entrance of Gamble Hall Friday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon for cookies, coffee and cider. Have some refreshments and let Santa and the staff from the College of BPA spread holiday cheer.
-- Dennis Elbert, Dean, College of Business and Public Administration.
BIOLOGY CANDIDATES WILL GIVE LECTURES
Rick Sweitzer will present a seminar titled "Predator-Prey Ecology of Porcupines, Pumas, and Wild Pigs, and Conservation Implications of Ecosystem Changes in Western North America," on Friday, Dec. 12, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. Sweitzer is from the University of California, Davis, and is a candidate for the Wildlife Biologist/Mammalian Ecologist position that is open in the Biology Department.
Stanley Gehrt will present "The Urban Ecology of Raccoons: Mechanisms and Implications for Overabundance" Friday, Dec. 19, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. Gehrt is from the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation in Dundee, Ill., and is a candidate for the Wildlife Biologist/Mammalian Ecologist position that is open in the Biology Department.
-- Robert Newman, Wildlife Biologist/Mammalian Ecologist Search Chair, Biology.
RECEPTION WILL HONOR NYLA JUHL IMLER AND ELVIRA SZIGETI
The College of Nursing will host a reception for Nyla Juhl Imler and Elvira Szigeti Friday, Dec. 12, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Drs. Imler and Szigeti, both long-time faculty members of the College of Nursing, are leaving the University effective Dec. 31. Please join us to wish them well in their future pursuits.
-- Elizabeth G. Nichols, Dean, College of Nursing.
MEETING WILL DISCUSS FORMATION OF UNIVERSITY CLUB
Faculty and staff are invited to gather Monday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. to brainstorm about working with the North Dakota Museum of Art on a lunchroom/University Club project on the main floor of the Museum. Coffee and treats will be served.
The big dream is to set up a capital construction campaign to help build a conservatory on the back of the Museum. Let's see what people would like to do. For more information, contact Sandy Donaldson at 777-4461 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Sandra Donaldson, English and Women Studies.
DEC. 18 RECEPTION HONORS LAW LIBRARY'S RON SINGH
A farewell reception for Ron Singh, Office Manager for the Olaf Thormodsgard Law Library, is set for Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Tisdale Faculty Library, second floor of the Law School. Please join us from 2 to 4 p.m. for light refreshments and to wish Ron well in his new position in "sunny" Florida.
-- Gary Gott, Director, Thormodsgard Law Library.
RECEPTION WILL HONOR JAYNE COUPLAND
The Business Office will host a farewell reception for Jayne Coupland Friday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 204 Twamley Hall. Jayne has completed over eight years of service to the University. Please join us to wish Jayne well as she travels to Omaha, Neb., to continue her education. Everyone is welcome.
-- Wanda Sporbert, Business Office.
KARL SMITH TO PRESENT WORKSHOPS ON COOPERATIVE LEARNING
Karl A. Smith, a nationally recognized leader in cooperative learning methods, will return to UND to present several workshops for faculty, lecturers, and graduate teaching assistants Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 29-31. Last year, his workshop was well received by participants, but because of limited space, some faculty were unable to attend. This year he will provide an introductory-level workshop for those unable to attend last year, a follow-up for those who attended last year and others experienced with cooperative learning, a separate workshop for GTAs, one specifically for the College of Education and Human Development faculty and students, and one for the Mathematics Department. The workshops are sponsored by the Office of Instructional Development and the Mathematics Department.
Scheduled workshops include:
Thursday, Jan. 29, 7 to 9 p.m.: Workshop for GTAs presenting the basics of cooperative learning through hands-on exercises and group participation. Similar in nature to the faculty workshop on Saturday morning. Open to all graduate teaching assistants.
Friday, Jan. 30, 8:15 to 11:15 a.m.: Workshop for College of Education and Human Development faculty and students.
Friday, Jan. 30, noon to 3 p.m.: Intermediate/advanced workshop (box lunch included) for those who attended Dr. Smith's workshop last year and others with considerable experience. It will include a discussion session to allow participants to share their successes and to help troubleshoot any difficulties.
Friday, Jan. 30, 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Workshop for mathematics faculty and lecturers.
Saturday, Jan. 31, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Introductory level, open to all faculty and lecturers. In this workshop the basic elements of cooperative learning will be incorporated in numerous practical exercises to give the participants first-hand experience with the approach. The principal outcome of this workshop will be increased knowledge, skill, and motivation for getting students actively involved in college classes. Geared toward instructors who are new to using cooperative learning or have used it a little but want to learn more about it.
Cooperative learning is instruction that involves students working in teams to accomplish a common goal, under conditions that involve both positive interdependence (all members must cooperate to complete the task) and individual and group accountability (each member is accountable for the complete final outcome).
Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Associate Director for Education at the Center for Interfacial Engineering, and Co-Coordinator for the Bush Faculty Development Program for Excellence and Diversity in Teaching at the University of Minnesota. He has published numerous articles on the active learning strategies of cooperative learning and structured controversy, knowledge representation and expert systems, and instructional uses of personal computers. He conducts faculty workshops and has written five books on cooperative learning, constructive controversy, and problem solving and modeling.
To register for the workshops or for more information, please contact me.
-- Dave Morstad, Mathematics, 777-2458.
UNIVERSITY SENATE WILL MEET JAN. 15
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Jan. 15, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of Admissions and Records by 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.
-- Alice Poehls (Admissions and Records), Secretary, University Senate.
FIND SENATE ITEMS ON U HOME PAGE
University Senate items, such as the agenda, minutes, announcements, etc., can now be accessed under the UND home page, Academics-Senate (http://www.und.nodak.edu).
-- Alice Poehls, Director of Admissions and Records.
POSTED GRADES SHOULD FOLLOW POLICY
All electronic posting of grades using the student's NAID or social security number is inappropriate because it violates a student's right to privacy, as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, North Dakota State Board of Higher Education policy, and University policy. All faculty are reminded to use a randomly assigned number to post grades for students electronically or in traditional ways. -- Alice Poehls, Director of Admissions and Records.
SUGGESTIONS SOUGHT FOR 1998-99 FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
The Faculty Lecture Series Committee invites your suggestions for presenters for the 1998-99 Faculty Lecture Series. This year's Faculty Lecture Series features Jeffrey Lang, Biology (Oct. 21, "The Puzzle of Sex in Reptiles"); Don Miller, Visual Arts (Nov. 18, "Thoughtful Impressions in Clay: The Cable Years"); Jay Meek, English (Feb. 24, "Paul Cezanne and the Durango Kid: The House of Poetry"); and Joanne Gabrynowicz, Space Studies (April 7, "Of Faith, Framers and Farmers: A Space Odyessy").
Please send your suggestions, including the name, discipline and area of expertise of the person you are suggesting, as well as anything else you think the committee should know, to Faculty Lecture Series, Box 7144. We would also appreciate having the name of the individual making the suggestion.
Thank you for your help. We appreciate it. -- Faculty Lecture Series Committee (Richard Beringer (History), Elizabeth Hampsten (English), Peter Johnson (University Relations), William Sheridan (Biology), Sharon Wilsnack (Neuroscience).
IRB SET TO MEET JAN. 9
The Institutional Review Board will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Dec. 30. 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 are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Notes from the meeting will be available in the Office of Research and Program Development approximately one week after the meeting.
-- F. R. Ferraro (Psychology), Chair, Institutional Review Board.
GRANTWRITING WORKSHOPS SET FOR DEC. 15, 18
The workshop, "Grantwriting: Getting the Results You Want," will be presented Monday and Thursday, Dec. 15 and 18, in UND's Rural Technology Center, second floor. Co-sponsors are the UND Division of Continuing Education and the Otto Bremer Foundation.
Karen Berthold and Lynette Krenelka, both of the Division of Continuing Education, have extensive experience in administration, teaching, consulting and participating in the grantsmanship process. These high-energy presenters will share their wealth of valuable information in writing successful grants.
By attending you will:
The registration fee of $25 includes instruction, materials and lunch. Space is limited.
For more information, call Dawn Botsford or Monique Clifford at 777-2663.
-- Monique Clifford, Division of Continuing Education.
INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL LEAVE SUPPLEMENTS AVAILABLE
Faculty are encouraged to plan developmental leaves which include significant instructional development activities. The Office of Instructional Development can support such leave plans by making grants, called Instructional Developmental Leave Supplements, to cover leave-related expenses. Year-long leaves whose exclusive purpose is instructional development will receive the largest grants. The largest grant made for full-time effort on an instructional project for an academic year is $4,000. Faculty planning year-long or one-semester leaves with research or creative activity as the principal purpose, and who include significant instructional development activities in their leave plans, also are eligible to request funds to support these activities. Funds will be used to cover expenses related to the portion of leave projects which are instructional in nature. Funding for activities which fulfill the requirements for an advanced degree will not be considered. No salary money is available.
A proposal must include (1) the instructional development objectives and activities of the leave, (2) the expenses that a supplement would cover, (3) anticipated outcomes of the leave, as related to instruction and learning in the classroom, and (4) an estimate of the proportion of time to be spent on instructional activities. The application for developmental leave and supporting letters should be attached to the supplement proposal. Ten copies of the proposal should be submitted to the office of Instructional Development by Thursday, Dec. 18.
Faculty are encouraged to discuss their leave-related instructional development plans with Dan Rice (Instructional Development) before submitting a final proposal. It is hoped that the Instructional Developmental Leave Supplement Program will foster leaves and significant instructional development projects not thought possible without additional funding.
-- Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.
ORPD LISTS RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
Following are research and grant opportunities. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
The purpose of the Special Initiative for Public Libraries, a Challenge Grant Special Initiative, is to assist public libraries in creating endowments that support the humanities. Any public library that has not previously held an NEH Challenge Grant is eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants from libraries without humanities endowments and to libraries whose plans show promise of outreach to new and diverse audiences. Smaller libraries are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline: 5/1/98. Contact: Office of Challenge Grants, 202/606-8309, or email@example.com.
The Division of Public Programs supports projects using computer technology (such as CD-ROM, Web sites, BBS, Chat rooms, MOOs, DVD, etc.) that are grounded in humanities scholarship and present important ideas in exciting ways for thoughtful public participation and lifelong learning. Planning grants of up to $50,000 support the design and development of computer-related public programs in preparation for their implementation or production. Production grants support the production, dissemination and active use of public humanities projects. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with NEH program officers. Deadline: 1/12/98. Contact: 202/606-8267; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.neh.fed.us/html/guidelin/pub_prog.html.
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR) BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Under the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) (BAA 98-003), the DoD is interested in receiving proposals for research focusing on the areas of Cleanup, Compliance, Conservation and Pollution Prevention technologies. No request for proposals (RFP), solicitation, or other announcement of this opportunity will be made. The Program Announcement can be found on the DoD/SERDP Home Page accessible through the World Wide Web at http://www.hgl.com/serdp/baa-nonfederal/. Deadline: 1/9/98 (Preproposal); deadline for formal proposal will be set after preproposal is approved. Contact: Helen Paul, ONR (non-technical issues) 703/696-8556; Brenda Batch, SERDP (technical issues), 703/696-2127.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
The Research Associateship Programs (RAP) at US Army Research Laboratories supports scholarly research in federal research laboratories. Research Associateship awards are offered to scientists and engineers at the doctoral level who are selected in a national competition. Postdoctoral Research Associateships are awarded to persons who have held the doctorate less than 5 years at the time of application. Senior Research Associateships are awarded only to applicants who have held the doctorate for more than 5 years. Contact: 202/334-2760; fax 202/334-2759; email@example.com; http://rap.nas.edu/. Deadlines: 1/15/98, 4/15/98, 8/15/98.
RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
The Research and Education Fund provides seed grants to full-time faculty members to foster research in radiology by underwriting preliminary studies that are frequently necessary before seeking major funding for a project. They are not intended as a supplement to major funding already secured. Any area of radiologically-related research is eligible, including but not limited to the following: radiology related research, both basic and clinical; developmental projects utilizing innovative techniques, new methods, or special equipment leading to better patient care; aspects of health care planning and delivery, including evaluation studies, in areas where resources are not normally available; and programs in health education relevant to radiology. Contact: Ms. Jennifer Boylan, Managing Director; 630/571-7868; fax 630/571-7837. Deadline(s): 1/15/98, 5/15/98, 9/15/98.
NORTHWEST AREA FOUNDATION
The Foundation is seeking to help communities most in need create positive futures--economically, ecologically, and socially--by helping communities work toward a balanced and sustainable system that will reduce poverty; stimulate economic growth; sustain the natural environment; and develop effective institutions, relationships, and individuals. Approximately 90% of the Foundation's resources will be devoted to three programs: Community Ventures, Community Connections, and Community Horizons. Although the Foundation is not currently accepting proposals, they are seeking ideas and suggestions for how communities most in need can create positive futures. Contact: 612/224-9635; fax 612/225-3881; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nwaf.org.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Following is a list of grants available through the International Education and Graduate Programs Service and contact persons for each. Deadlines vary.
BURROUGHS WELLCOME FUND
The 1998-99 Wellcome Visiting Professorship provides $5,000 for visiting professors in the basic medical sciences and the microbiological sciences for up to 5 days. The basic medical sciences professorships are administered in partnership with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the Canadian Federation of Biology Societies (CFBS); the professorships in the microbiological sciences are administered in partnership with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Because each institution, including medical school, graduate school, and all affiliated hospitals or research institutes, may nominate only one candidate, preproposals must be submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development on or before February 16, 1998. The formal application must be submitted on or before March 2, 1998. Contact for Basic Medical Sciences: Rose Grimm, 301/530-7090; fax 301/530-7049; email@example.com. Contact for Microbiological Sciences: Irene Hulede, 202/942-9226; fax 202/942-9380; Fellowships-CareerInformation@asmusa.org. Information is also available at http://www.bwfund.org.
PROPOSAL FOR RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
The Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company, a leader in the crop protection industry, is interested in establishing research internships and post-doctoral assignments. If you are interested in establishing such a program, contact Ronald Lewis, Director, Staffing & Employee Development, Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company, 2 Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; 919/549-2028, fax 919/549-2617.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
The DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research announces the availability of funds for the 1998 Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellows receive a $37,500 stipend the first year and $40,500 the second year. Applicants must have received their doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or D.V.M., or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline (or completed all internship or residency requirements) after 4/30/96, or must complete all such requirements prior to starting the appointment (between 5/1/98 and 9/30/98). Disciplines appropriate to the fellowship program include the life, biomedical, and environmental sciences and other supporting scientific disciplines. Contact ORPD or http://www.orau.gov/ober/hollaend.htm for a list of program areas included. Deadline: 1/15/98. Contact: Hollaender Postdoctoral Fellowships, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, 423/576-9975.
Faculty Research Participation at the U.S Army Aviation & Troop Command in St. Louis. Support is provided for full-time faculty members to participate in research related to aviation systems, safety, electrical and software engineering, and health physics for 10 weeks to 3 months. Some sabbatical appointments are also available. Research areas include the biological sciences, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, physical sciences, and related scientific disciplines. Contact: Priscilla Campbell, Project Manager; 423/576-9361; firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: None.
Faculty Research at the U.S. Army Edgewood Research, Development, and Engineering Center in Maryland. Awards provide the opportunity for full-time faculty to participate in research and development in support of military missions for 10 weeks to 3 months. Activities may draw upon the biological sciences, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, physical sciences, and related scientific disciplines. Contact: Priscilla Campbell (see above). Deadline: None.
Faculty Research Participation at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina. Support is provided for full-time faculty to participate in ongoing energy research for 10 weeks to 3 months. Some sabbatical appointments are considered. Relevant disciplines include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and natural sciences. Contact: Harold Rider, Project Manager; 423/576-8185; email@example.com. Deadline: 1/20/98.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associates Program provides support for research and training in a broad range of science and engineering activities related to basic sciences, energy, and environment, as well as access to modern and extensive research facilities. Awards are for one year and are renewable. Related disciplines include engineering, energy, life sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, social sciences, biomedical, and other scientific disciplines. Contact: Linda McCamant, Group Manager; 423/576-1089; firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: None.
Battelle Department of Defense National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships support study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean, and engineering sciences. Eligible applicants are at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science or engineering. Stipends are $17,500, $18,500 and $19,500 for the first, second, and third year periods, respectively. Contact: Dr. George Outterson, 919/549-8505; fax 919/549-8205; email@example.com. Deadline: 1/21/98.
ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL
The Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program provides up to 9 months support for American scholars, specialists, and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in South, Southeast, and East Asia involving interdisciplinary analysis of Asian arts and religious systems. Awards include research fellowships and travel grants.
The Humanities Fellowship Program assists American scholars, doctoral students, and specialists in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asia. The sponsor also supports American and Asian scholars participating in conferences, exhibitions, visiting professorships, and similar projects.
The Japan-United States Arts Program provides funds to institutions and individuals in Japan and the U.S. for exchange activities which encourage the study and understanding of Japanese art and culture. Funds may be used for research, observation, creative work, performances, exhibitions, and other projects.
The Residency Program in Asia supports individual American artists, scholars, and professionals undertaking research, teaching, and creative residencies at cultural and educational institutions in East and Southeast Asia.
Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, history, and theory), art history, conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video. Initial contact should be a brief letter describing the activity for which assistance is being sought. If the proposed activity falls within the sponsor's guidelines, the sponsor will provide application materials. Contact: 212/373-4300; fax 212/315-0996. Deadline(s): 2/1/98, 8/1/98.
-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of Research and Program Development.
WOMEN STUDIES SPONSORS ESSAY CONTEST
The UND Women Studies Program is sponsoring a contest seeking the best essays that wholly or in significant part address issues of particular concern to women. Two prizes will be awarded, one to an undergraduate student and the other to a graduate student; each prize will be for $50. Essays may be of any length and may come from any discipline. They may be submitted by faculty or directly by the student. Essays should have been written in 1997 (spring or fall semesters). Mark essays with class title and include the author's phone number and address. Please send essays by Monday, Dec. 22, to Sandra Donaldson, English Department, Box 7209. Winners will be announced during Women's History Month, March 1998.
-- Sandra Donaldson (English and Women Studies).
STUDENT ACADEMIC SERVICES MOVE
The office of Student Academic Services in 211 Twamley Hall will be closed Monday, Dec. 15, to facilitate their move to Room 2, O'Kelly Hall. Staff will be available in O'Kelly Hall beginning Dec. 16, but they will not have access to student records until later that week. If you have any questions, please contact Student Academic Services at 777-2117.
-- Janelle Studney, Academic Advisor, Student Academic Services.
SWEATSHIRT SALE WILL BENEFIT DONNA BROWN FAMILY
The "UND Focus on Students: University of North Dakota" fund-raiser for the Donna Brown Family will be handled by the Student Government Office through Friday, Dec. 19. Paid orders placed before Dec. 5 can be picked up at the Student Government Office on Friday, Dec. 12, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Since this office will be closed for the holiday, the Student Affairs Office will be the pick up point after Dec. 19.
Paid orders placed after Dec. 5 will be available for pick up on Dec. 19. Please place your orders now. Sizes available are Large, XL, 2XXL; the cost is $20. Send c/o Student Government Office, Box 8385.
Individuals wishing to give a contribution directly to the Donna Brown family can do so by writing checks to UND and indicating the donation on the check. Thank you!
-- Lillian Elsinga, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE HAS ANGEL TREE
Be an angel! Give a book to a needy child. As a neighborhood retailer, we care about our community, which is why we're part of the Book Angel Project. Every angel on our tree represents a disadvantaged child in our town. Each time you buy a book as a book angel, the paper angel becomes the gift card which accompanies your selection.
In place of the angel, a star magically appears, a shining symbol of your generosity (it can be anonymous if you'd prefer). We will wrap and deliver the books in time for the holidays. Nationwide, thousands of children, many of whom have never owned a book before, will receive one, gift wrapped, this year as part of the Book Angel Project. Local businesses and community organizations can participate too -- speak with one of your booksellers for more information. It's the finest thing you can do this holiday season. Receive 20 percent off any children's book purchased for the Angel Tree Program. Organizations that will deliver angels are the Program for Adult Literacy and Listen Center.
-- Lisa Kennelly, University Bookstore.
RAY RICHARDS GOLF SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE ON PAYROLL DEDUCTION
Play golf at Ray Richards in 1998 at the 1997 rate. This rate offer is available to faculty and staff who sign up for a season pass on payroll deduction. The payroll deduction will occur in January, February, and March 1998. The amount of the season pass will be deducted over six pay periods in equal installments beginning Jan. 15. The season pass will be available to you when the season opens in April. The amount deducted per pay is $22.24 for a total of $133.44 (includes tax). This offer also applies to a faculty/staff family season pass. The deduction per pay period will be $42.70 for a total of $256.20 (includes tax).
Call 777-3759 for an application. We will either send or fax you an application.
For more information, please call 777-3759.
-- Wallace Bloom, Manager of Special Services.
NOT JUST FOR ADVISORS
REMOVAL OF INCOMPLETE GRADES
University policy specifies that the grade of Incomplete is to be given only when circumstances beyond the student's control have prevented completion of the course within the official dates of the session, provided the work completed up to four weeks before the end of the semester was satisfactory. The grade of "I" is temporary and indicates that the student's work must be made up and completed without repeating the course. A student who receives a grade of "Incomplete" is obligated to complete the necessary work and submit it to the instructor in a timely manner so the "Incomplete" can be replaced by a permanent grade. The letter grade must be submitted to the Registrar by the date specified by the instructor on the Incomplete grade form or within the first five weeks of the beginning of the next regular semester, whichever date occurs first. If the Incomplete is not replaced before the deadline, it will be converted by the Registrar to the grade specified on the Incomplete grade form submitted by the instructor.
-- Student Academic Services.
COMPUTER CENTER OFFERS TRAINING
The following training sessions will be offered in January for faculty, staff and students. Please register in advance by calling Kara at University within the University (777-2128).
Transition to Windows 95, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Jan. 20, 21 and 23, 1 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II. There will be a $20 registration fee to attend this training session.
Explore the Web Using Netscape, Thursday, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m., 361 Upson II.
E-Mail With Eudora, Monday, Jan. 26, 1 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II.
E-Mail with Pine, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II.
Creating a Web Page with HTML, Thursday, Jan. 29, 1 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II.
-- Marlys Hanson, User Services, Computer Center.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
NEW NORTH DAKOTA QUARTERLY AVAILABLE
The latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly is now available in the University Bookstore and the North Dakota Museum of Art. The single issue is $8, and subscriptions for four attractive and absorbing issues remain at $25 a year.
Among the contributors are alumna Christine Delea (Graduate School 1995), former visiting professor Susan Yuzna (English 1996-97), Steve Almquist and Cigdem Usekes (English), and Patricia Orozco Rangel (Languages). Also reviewed in this issue is Jay Meek's (English) poetry book "Windows."
-- Robert Lewis, Editor, North Dakota Quarterly.
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE LISTS EVENTS
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., invites you to join them from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, for an International Cof-Tea Cup, which is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy international tea, coffee, and pastry while discussing world issues. All are welcome.
-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.
STUDIO ONE HOSTS INNOVATION CENTER DIRECTOR, BATTERY EXPERT
During this week's interview on Studio One, Bruce Gjovig, manufacturing consultant and founder and Director of the Center for Innovation, will talk about the incubator system he founded at the Rural Technology Center. These incubators are office spaces to house businesses in their first three years of growth. During these three years in the incubator, a business learns how to create and devise strategies and marketing plans, and learn efficient ways to organize a company with advancing technology. Gjovig will explore the creation of the Center for Innovation by briefly explaining its importance regionally and globally, as in Norway.
Because Norway has few entrepreneurs to teach advancing technology, Gjovig was invited as guest speaker to Norway's government. He shared with them the professionalism and success with which the Center for Innovation and incubators are serving in Grand Forks and throughout America. There are currently 80 such innovation centers nationally.
The other Studio One interview will feature a battery specialist, Scott Pearson, Vice President of Grand Forks Home of Economy. He will demonstrate how batteries are rated and the importance of the CCA (cold cranking amps) battery. People often mistakenly believe a battery to be dead when it actually has a dirty connector. He will show how to clean a battery using a special brush. Pre-recorded sounds of a dead battery, along with other sounds, will give clues of what to listen for in determining problems with our own vehicles.
Studio One is an award-winning one-hour weekly morning show featuring news, weather, sports, and interviews. The program airs live on Channel 3 at 7 a.m. on Fridays and is repeated at noon and 7 p.m. Rebroadcasts can be seen Saturdays at 10 a.m., and noon, as well as Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Studio One also airs in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, and Minneapolis.
-- Tami Peoples and Stephanie Schott, Studio One.
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE WILL HOLD FREE CELEBRATION LUNCHEON
The International Centre invites the UND campus and Greater Grand Forks community to a free International Buffet Lunch Celebration Wednesday, Dec. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Thanks to so many people, we have had an extremely successful semester. This is our opportunity to share our appreciation. Please mark your calendars now, and join your friends at this event. International food, tea, and coffee will be provided. All are welcome.
-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.
GREEN AND WHITE DAYS LISTED
President Kendall Baker has declared Dec. 12 a Green and White Day. Interested employees may wear green and white with their casual wear in celebration of athletic events (hockey vs. St. Cloud State, men's and women's basketball vs. Moorhead State, football -- NCAA finals). Other Green and White Days during the coming months are Jan. 16 (hockey vs. Michigan Tech, men's and women's basketball at South Dakota State and Augustana); Feb. 13 (hockey vs. Minnesota Gophers, men's and women's basketball vs. Augustana and South Dakota State); March 6 (hockey vs. Wisconsin, men's and women's basketball, NCAA regionals); April 17 (Baseball vs. Morningside and University of South Dakota).
-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
BUSINESS OFFICE CLOSES EARLY DEC. 18
The UND Business Office will close at 3:30 Thursday, Dec. 18. If your department anticipates a problem because of this early closing, please contact Loretta Prather at 777-3080 no later than Wednesday, Dec. 17. Thank you for your cooperation.
-- Wanda Sporbert, Business Office.
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY: Following are the hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library over the final examination and holiday period, Dec. 13-Jan. 6.
FINAL EXAMS: Saturday, Dec. 13 (Reading and Review Day), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, Dec. 15-18, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
HOLIDAY BREAK: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21, closed; Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), closed; Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27-28, closed; Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1 (New Year's Day), closed; Friday, Jan. 2, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4, closed; Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 5-6, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Regular hours of operation resume on Wednesday, Jan. 7.
-- Patricia Berntsen, Assistant Director, Chester Fritz Library.
HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY:
The hours for the Library of the Health Sciences during finals and semester break are:
Friday, Dec. 19: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 20: 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 21: closed; Monday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 24: 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Dec. 25: closed; Friday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 27: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 28: closed; Monday, Dec. 29, through Wednesday, Dec. 31: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 1: closed; Friday, Jan. 2: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 3: 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 4: closed.
Regular hours resume Monday, Jan. 5. They are: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.
The Computer Center will close for the Christmas holiday at noon Wednesday, Dec. 24, and will reopen at midnight Thursday, Dec. 25. -- Donna Bonderud, Production Control, Computer Center.
-- Lila Pedersen, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences.
The Memorial Union winter break schedule is listed for Dec. 19 through Jan. 4:
Monday through Friday: Lifetime Sports Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Info Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Copy Stop, closed (for special projects, call 777-3926); Union Food Court, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bookstore, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Administrative Office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Craft Center/Sign and Design Studio, closed; Dining Center (office hours), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch Dec. 18 as the last contract meal (open until 4 p.m. Dec. 18); Barber Shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; University Learning Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Computer Learning Lab, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Building hours, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Memorial Union will close at noon Wednesday, Dec. 24, and will be closed all day Thursday, Dec. 25. The Union will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 and will be closed all day Jan. 1.
-- Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.
DEC. 31 IS DENIM DAY
Celebrate New Year's Eve early! Wednesday, Dec. 31, is Denim Day, so pay your dollar, wear your button proudly on your casual wear, and know that all funds go to charity.
-- Patsy Nies (Student Affairs) for the Denim Day Committee.
BLOCK NAMED FORECAST OPERATIONS MANAGER AT RWIC
Cory Block has been named Forecast Operations Manager for the UND Aerospace Regional Weather Information Center (RWIC). A Hutchinson, Minn., native, Block is a 1996 UND graduate with a degree in Meteorological Studies. He has worked as a research assistant for RWIC since 1995. As Forecast Operations Manger, Block will oversee all forecasting operations at the Regional Weather Information Center.
One of Block's major duties is to support RWIC's Advanced Transportation Weather Information System (ATWIS). The Advanced Transportation Weather Information System (ATWIS) project is designed to provide short-range weather and road condition forecasts to the traveling public and commercial vehicle operations. Travelers in most of North and South Dakota can obtain location specific road condition and weather information from their cellular telephones by calling #SAFE (#7233).
The Regional Weather Information Center is part of UND Aerospace at the University of North Dakota. Its mission is to provide the highest quality weather information resources and services tailored to meet user-specific needs in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
The Regional Weather Information Center houses a world-class forecasting and weather analysis center for agricultural, aviation, transportation, education, research, and broadcast weather forecasting and "nowcasting" utilizing a vanguard approach to data gathering, storage, and analysis 24 hours a day. RWIC desires to enhance the general public's access and use of "real-time" weather and climatological data by merging technologies such as computers, geographical information system (GIS), telecommunications, and broadcast technology to enhance the viability and sustainability of the nations agricultural, transportation, and aviation industries.
-- Leon Osborne, Director, Regional Weather Information Center.
SPRING BOOK RUSH POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT BOOKSTORE
The University Bookstore has positions available for spring book rush help Jan. 2-24, 1998. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours (15 to 20 hours per week). Duties include clerical and cashier functions and customer service in a retail environment. Applications are available at the Bookstore.
-- Brian Cox, University Bookstore.
BIDS INVITED ON SURPLUS ITEMS
The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed, high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, commercial air compressor, welder, and several other miscellaneous items. They may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse at the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 15-18.
-- Jess Carl, Central Receiving.
(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.)
Wed., Dec. 10 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "The Santa Clause," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 8 p.m.; free admission.
Thurs., Dec. 11 -- LAST DAY TO FILE FINAL REPORT ON DEGREE EXAMINATIONS AND INDEPENDENT STUDY COMPLETION IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.
Thurs., Dec. 11 -- UNIVERSITY SENATE FORUM, Room 7, Gamble Hall, 4:05 p.m.; changes in procedures on tenure and promotion as recommended by the Senate Task Force on Tenure and Promotion will be discussed; all members of the academic community are encouraged to participate.
Thurs., Dec. 11 -- BIOCHEMISTRY CANDIDATE LECTURE by Hui-Ling Chiang, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard University, on "Regulation of Cytosol-Vesicle-Vacuole Protein Targeting and Degradation Pathway in Yeast," Room 5520, Medical Science, 10 a.m.
Thurs., Dec. 11 -- SOCIAL GATHERING/GRADUATING PARTY, all are welcome to join in celebration of the graduates with a dance and social, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; call 777-3273 for more information.
Thurs., Dec. 11 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minn., 7 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 11 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Jamestown College, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 12 -- BIOLOGY CANDIDATE LECTURE, "Predator-Prey Ecology of Porcupines, Pumas, and Wild Pigs, and Conservation Implications of Ecosystem Changes in Western North America," presented by Rick Sweitzer, University of California, Davis, 141 Starcher Hall, noon.
Fri., Dec. 12 -- STOP BY the College of Business and Public Administration from 10 a.m. to noon for cookies, coffee and cider and let Santa and his staff from BPA spread holiday cheer, front entrance, Gamble Hall.
Fri., Dec. 12 -- INTERNATIONAL COF-TEA CUP, an opportunity for UND students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy international tea, coffee, and pastry while discussing world issues, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 3 to 4:30 p.m.; all are welcome.
Fri., Dec. 12 -- RECEPTION to honor Nyla Juhl Imler and Elvira Szigeti, both long-time faculty members of the College of Nursing who are leaving the University effective Dec. 31, Alumni Center, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 12 -- GREEN AND WHITE DAY, President Baker has approved this day for employees to wear UND colors and jeans to show support for our Sioux athletes.
Fri. and Sat., Dec. 12-13 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Engelstad Arena, 7:35 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 13 -- READING AND REVIEW DAY.
Sat., Dec. 13 -- TEST, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) subject exams only, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 2 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 13 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Moorhead State Universtiy, Hyslop Sports Center, 3:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 13 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Moorhead State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 1:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 13 -- FOOTBALL, National Collegiate Athletic Association Finals, Florence, Ala.
Sat., Dec. 13 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, FAST Santa Claus Invitational, Hyslop Sports Center.
Sun., Dec. 14 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL MOVIE, "Toy Story," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 2 p.m. matinee; free admission.
Mon., Dec. 15 -- MEETING, faculty and staff are invited to brainstorm about working with the Art Museum on a lunchroom/University Club project, North Dakota Museum of Art, 4 p.m.; call Sandy Donaldson at 777-4461 for more information.
Mon., Dec. 15 -- OFFICE CLOSED, Student Academic Services will be closed to facilitate their move from 211 Twamley Hall to Room 2, O'Kelly Hall.
Mon. through Fri., Dec. 15-19 -- SEMESTER EXAMINATION PERIOD.
Wed., Dec. 17 -- UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CONVERSATION, President Baker will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn more about what is happening at UND, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 a.m.
Wed., Dec. 17 -- INTERNATIONAL BUFFET LUNCH CELEBRATION, the International Centre invites the UND campus and Greater Grand Forks community to a free celebration to show their appreciation for a successful semester; international food, tea and coffee will be provided, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., noon to 1:30 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 18 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Ron Singh, Office Manager for the Olaf Thormodsgard Law Library, Tisdale Faculty Library, second floor, Law School, 2 to 4 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 19 -- WINTER COMMENCEMENT AND OFFICIAL GRADUATION DATE, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 2 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 19 -- BIOLOGY CANDIDATE LECTURE, "The Urban Ecology of Raccoons: Mechanisms and Implications for Overabundance," presented by Stanley Gehrt, Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation in Dundee, Ill., 141 Starcher Hall, noon.
Fri., Dec. 19 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Jayne Coupland (Business Office) who leaves to continue her education in Omaha, Neb., 204 Twamley Hall, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 20 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. North Dakota State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 21 -- CONCERT, Lorie Line and Her Pop Chamber Orchestra, performing original holiday songs, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 21 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., 2 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 23 -- GRADES DUE FOR FALL SEMESTER.
Tues., Dec. 23 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD PROPOSALS DUE for clinical medical projects in the Office of Research and Program Development.
Sat. and Sun., Dec. 27-28 -- HOCKEY, Pepsi Invitational, Grand Rapids, Mich., with UND, Western Michigan University, Ferris State University and Cornell College.
Sat., Dec. 27, through Mon., Jan 5 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, Christmas Training Trip, Sarasota, Fla.
Tues., Dec. 30 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for proposals requiring full board review for Fri., Jan. 9, meeting.
Wed., Dec. 31 -- DENIM DAY, wear your casual clothes, pin your button on, and know that your dollar goes to charity.
Fri., Jan. 2 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D., 8 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 2 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at University of South Dakota Vermillion, S.D., 6 p.m.
Fri. and Sat., Jan. 2-3 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Western Michigan University, Engelstad Arena, 7:35 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 3 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 3 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, 6 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 4 -- MUSICAL COMEDY CLASSIC, Damn Yankees, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 4 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 7 -- BEGINNING OF INSTRUCTION FOR SPRING SEMESTER.
Wed., Jan. 7 -- LAST DAY FOR ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS PLANNING TO GRADUATE IN MAY.
Fri., Jan. 9 -- PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT GRADUATION, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 4 p.m.; dinner following graduation at the Ramada Inn; call 777-2397 for more information.
Fri., Jan. 9 -- MEETING, Institutional Review Board, 305 Twamley Hall, 4 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 9 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 9 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 5 p.m.
Fri. and Sat., Jan. 9-10 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Colorado College, Engelstad Arena, 8:35 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 10 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Mankato State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 10 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Mankato State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 5 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 11 -- MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES, classical guitar music by David Burgess, a protege of Andres Segovia; he also has performed solo recitals through North and South America, Europe, and the Far East; North Dakota Museum of Art; call 777-4195 for ticket information.
Mon., Jan. 12, through Thurs., Jan. 29 -- ART EXHIBITION, Harold O'Connor, Metals, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.
Tues. through Fri., Jan. 13-16 -- SPRING FEE PAYMENT AND CHECK DISBURSEMENT, Business Office, Twamley Hall.
Wed., Jan. 14 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL MOVIE, "Liar Liar," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.
Thurs., Jan. 15 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Room 200, McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.
Thurs., Jan. 15 -- MEETING, University Senate, Room 7, Gamble Hall, 4:05 p.m.; agenda items due in the Office of Admissions and Records by 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 5.
Thurs., Jan. 15 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Con-Air," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m. free admission.
Fri., Jan. 16 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., 8 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 16 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., 6 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 16 -- GREEN AND WHITE DAY, President Baker has approved this day for employees to wear UND colors and jeans to show support for our Sioux athletes.
Fri. and Sat., Jan. 16-17 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Michigan Technological University, Engelstad Arena, 7:35 p.m.
Fri. and Sat., Jan. 16-17 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, UND at St. John's Invitational, Collegeville, Minn., 9:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 17 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 17 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., 6 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 19 -- HOLIDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY.
Tues., Jan. 20 -- SECOND DEADLINE for submission of applications to the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee (FRCAC); travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between Jan. 20 and April 14.
Tues., Jan. 20 -- MUSICAL, Carousel, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 21 -- LAST DAY TO ADD A FULL-TERM COURSE FOR SPRING SEMESTER.
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