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University Letter

December 6, 1996

Volume 34 No. 16




Employees May Take UND Courses At Low Cost
Information Sought On Missing Student
     EVENTS TO NOTE
Chicago Professor Will Present LEEPS Lectures
Sociology Will Hold Biannual Colloquium
History To Present Brown Bag Session
Pharmacology Candidate To Present Seminar
Biology Faculty Candidates To Present Seminars
Senate Library Committee Meets Dec. 9
Class To Report Results Of Grand Forks Community Audit
Psychology Colloquium Considers Behavior Problems Of Companion Animals
Workshop To Discuss Disabilities Act
Math Colloquium Considers "Binary Greedy Codes"
Reception Will Honor Fred MacGregor
Pharmacology Faculty Candidate To Present Seminar
UM Biochemist To Present Lecture Dec. 13
Engineering And Mines Senior Design Students Invite Public To Finals
Dec. 17 Reception Honors Departing Jack Geller
New Student Orientation Set
Organizational Meeting Set For Women In Science
     OF ACADEMIC INTEREST
Applications For Instructional Developmental Leave Supplements 
   Are Due Dec. 12
Peace Studies Nominations Sought
Applications Sought For Norwegian Exchange Professorship
Entries Invited For Essays Addressing Issues Of Concern To Women
Doctoral Exam Set For Samson And Jensen
ND EPSCoR Receives NIH Award To Develop Medical Research Infrastructure
     BILLBOARD
Computer Center Production Control To Remain Open Late On Dec. 20
New WYLBUR Version Available For Testing
Participants Needed For Memory Experiments
Class Times Will Shift In Spring
Adult Children Of Alcoholics Sought For Research Study
FlexComp Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 20
Christmas Tree, Decorations Require Careful Use
Sealed Bids Invited For Items
     MONEY MATTERS
Training Session Will Cover Financial Procedures
     ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Master Chorale Continues Holiday Concert Tradition
All Invited To Art And Craft Fair
Art Students Collective Holds Sale Dec. 6
"Mr. Router" To Present Free Seminar
Traditional Dancers Will Present Christmas Concert
Alumni Holiday Open House Set For U Retirees
Craft Center Sets Holiday Mini-Projects
Women's Center Sets Dec. 11 Open House
International Centre Sets End-Of-Semester Social Gathering
UND Aerospace Invites All To Holiday Reception
     FYI
Report Icy Conditions To Plant Services
UND Police Urges You To "Choose To Live"
Donations Of Leave Time Requested
Dec. 13 Is "Green And White Day"
Credit Union Offers Bill-Paying Special Loans
     CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ATTACHMENTS:
Bookstore Holiday Open House Sale
Bookstore Positions Open For Spring Book Rush
Bookstore 8X CD Rom Holiday Special
Bookstore Computer Hard Drive Sale
UND Aerospace Holiday Reception Announcement
Centennial Dining Room Christmas Party
Health Science North Food Cart December Menu
CAS Link Snack Bar December Menu
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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.  The deadline for enrolling in a course is Tuesday, Dec. 31. 
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 by Tuesday, Dec. 31.

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! -- Fred MacGregor, Director of
Personnel, and Alice Poehls, Director of Admissions and Records. 
*******

Information Sought On Missing Student

The UND Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of a
missing student.  Francis L. Delabreau, a freshman enrolled in the Center for
Aerospace Studies, has not been seen or heard from since Nov. 17, 1996.  He is
a Native American, 26 years old, 6 feet tall, about 175 pounds, black hair,
brown eyes, and has a small mustache.  A native of Shawano, Wis., he is
attending UND on a NASA scholarship.  He was last seen on the morning of
Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Beta Theta Pi house.  If you have any information
about Mr. Delabreau, please call 7-3491. -- Duane Czapiewski, Chief, UND
Police Department.
*******

EVENTS TO NOTE

Chicago Professor Will Present LEEPS Lectures

LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) lectures will be
presented by Susan Kidwell, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of
Chicago, in Leonard Hall Friday, Dec. 6.

At noon in the Leonard Hall Lecture Bowl (Room 100), she will consider
"Taphonomy: Putting the Dead to Work." At 3 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall, she will
present "Phanerozoic Trends in the Nature of the Fossil Record: Evolutionary
Ecology or Evolutionary Taphonomy?" Dr. Kidwell is a Paleontological Society
Distinguished Lecturer.

The LEEPS lecture series is supported by the Department of Geology and
Geological Engineering, the Energy and Environmental Research Center, Office
of Research and Program Development, Office of Instructional Development and
the Advancing Science Excellence in North Dakota (ASEND) Program. All
interested persons are welcome to attend. For additional information contact
me. -- Dexter Perkins, Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering, 7-2991.
*******

Sociology Will Hold Biannual Colloquium

The Department of Sociology will hold its Biannual Colloquium, Methodologies,
Friday, Dec. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 101 Gillette Hall. Paper titles,
panelists, and affiliations are: "The Salient Factors Related to Working
Womens' Leisure Activities," Brenda Johnson, Sociology; "The Role of Guadrians
ad Litem: The Impact of Variable Interpretations," Carol Hagen, Sociology;
"Anatomy of a Gang Suppression Unit: The Social Construction of an
Organizational Response to Gang Problems," Carol Erikson, Sociology;
"Analyzing Social Problems Textbooks," Blake Johnson, Sociology. The 15-minute
presentation will be followed by questions and answers. -- Morten Ender,
Assistant Professor of Sociology.
*******

History To Present Brown Bag Session

The History Department and Phi Alpha Theta will present a brown-bag lunch
session on Friday, Dec. 6, at noon in 217 Merrifield Hall. Anne Kelsch,
temporary associate professor of History, will present "British Conservatism
and the Empire: Observations on the Edwardian Age." Bring your lunch. There
will be a question and discussion period following Dr. Kelsch's presentation,
which is open to all. For more information please contact me at 7-3380. --
David Rowley, Associate Professor of History.
*******

Pharmacology Candidate To Present Seminar

Anil K. Jaiswal, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center, will present a seminar
titled: "Oxidative Stress: Regulation and Role of NAD(P)H Quinone
Oxidoreductases" Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. in room 5520 in the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a candidate for a faculty position in
Pharmacology and Toxicology. Everyone is welcome. -- Paul Epstein, Associate
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
*******

Biology Faculty Candidates To Present Seminars

A seminar on "Molecular-Genetic Analysis of Bacteriochlorophyll Biosynthesis"
will be presented Friday, Dec. 6, by Dr. David Bollivar, Visiting Assistant
Professor at Illinois Wesleyan.  The presentation will begin at noon in
Starcher Hall, Room 141.  Dr. Bollivar is a candidate for the Geneticist
faculty position in UND's Department of Biology.  He received his Ph.D. in
1993 at Illinois Wesleyan and then spent two years as an NSF Plant Biology
Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University.

Two candidates for faculty positions in the Department of Biology will present
seminars on Friday, Dec. 13, in Starcher 141.  Speaking at noon will be Dr.
Sally Pyle, Assistant Research Professor at Rutgers University and a candidate
for the Structural Biologist position at UND.  Her topic will be "Neurobiology
of the Axonal Cytoskeleton in Disease and Development."  She received her
Ph.D. in 1992 from Duke University and then spent two years as a postdoctoral
fellow at Harvard Medical School.  Speaking at 3 p.m. will be Dr. Heather
McDonald, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics, University of
Washington, and a candidate for the Geneticist position at UND.  The seminar
title will be announced.  She received her Ph.D. in 1991 from Harvard
University, where she spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow before going to
Washington. -- Colin Hughes, Assistant Professor of Biology.
*******

Senate Library Committee Meets Dec. 9

A meeting of the University Senate Library Committee is set for 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 9, in the Chester Fritz Library, Room 217. -- Frank D'Andraia,
Director of Libraries.
*******

Class To Report Results of Grand Forks Community Audit

Findings from a Grand Forks community audit conducted by students in a
Community Relations class in the School of Communication will be presented
Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union's Sioux Room.  Various
community and civic organizations representing a wide scope of people in Grand
Forks have been invited to attend and to learn about the results and the
students' conclusions.  All interested members of the general public are
invited to attend.  The presentation will last about one hour. -- Jan Orvik,
Editor, University Letter, for Brandon Bong, School of Communication.
*******

Psychology Colloquium Considers Behavior Problems Of Companion Animals

A Department of Psychology Colloquium will be presented Monday, Dec. 9, from
noon to 1 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 210.  Shannan McKenzie will
present "Why Do They Do That?  Causal Factors in Behavior Problems of
Companion Animals."  All are welcome to attend.  For more information, call 7-3451. -- Joan Peterson, Department of Psychology.
*******

Workshop To Discuss Disabilities Act

A three-and-one-half-hour workshop on the Americans With Disabilities Act
(ADA)-Employment will be presented on Monday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and
again on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Both sessions will meet in
Swanson Hall, Rooms 16-18; participants may choose the session which best fits
their schedules.

The sessions are "Attitudinal Awareness: The First Step Toward Change." This
session is designed to inform participants of the provisions of Title I
(employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will examine fears,
attitudes and stereotypes of specific disabilities by understanding how these
attitudes influence individual thoughts, feelings and ultimately behavior
toward people who are disabled. It will discuss proper etiquette, languages
and behavior when interacting with people who are disabled. In this workshop
you will learn the importance of determining essential and marginal functions
when conducting interviews; not letting prejudice affect hiring decisions; the
importance of providing good supervision; knowing when to provide reasonable
accommodation; and what to do before claiming undue hardship.

The trainer, Linda Jensen, is the training and development administrator,
Central Personnel, Bismarck. She has been conducting training on Title I of
ADA since 1992. She has more than 17 years experience in the human resource
management field.

All supervisors, administrators and faculty members who participate on search
committees, evaluate others, and supervise employees are encouraged to attend.
Others who wish to attend may register on a space available basis. Enrollment
is limited to 36 persons per session, so early registration is recommended.

There is a $10 registration fee. This fee will be used to cover the costs of
the refreshment break and resource materials. You may pay with
Interdepartmental Billing form or personal check.

You will earn .42 CEUs and a Certificate of Attendance. The CEUs will be
recorded on your UND transcript; this is a U2 program. Registration questions
should be directed to Jo Coutts, coordinator, University Within the
University, 7-3633. -- Sally Page, Affirmative Action Officer.
*******

Math Colloquium Considers "Binary Greedy Codes"

Jeff Bonn, Lecturer in Mathematics, will present "Binary Greedy Codes" for the
Mathematics Department Colloquium Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Witmer
Hall, Room 309.  This talk will discuss certain codes that are easily
constructed from an ordering of all possible strings of 0s and 1s with a given
length.  One class of orderings gives rise to codes that may solve "The Main
Coding Theory Problem for Linear Codes."  This talk is suitable for graduate
and advanced undergraduate students.  Refreshments will be served in the
Mathematics Department Conference Room (Witmer 325) at 3 p.m.  All interested
persons are welcome. -- Bruce Dearden, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
*******

Reception Will Honor Fred MacGregor

The University community is invited to a retirement reception in honor of Fred
MacGregor at the Alumni Center Thursday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 4 pm.  Fred is
retiring Dec. 31 after serving as director of Personnel Services since 1979. 
He began his career as the Veterans' employment representative for the Grand
Forks Job Service Office.  Since 1971, he has been associated with the Office
of Personnel Services at the University.  Please join us in extending our best
wishes to Fred upon his retirement. --  Lyle Beiswenger, Vice President for
Finance.
*******

Pharmacology Faculty Candidate To Present Seminar

Dr. Jack Yalowich of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh,
will present a seminar Friday, Dec. 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the School of
Medicine and Health Sciences, Room 5520.  Dr. Yalowich is a candidate for a
faculty position in UND's Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.  The
seminar title is "Postranscriptional and Postranslational Regulation of DNA
Topoisomerase II in Anticancer Drug Resistant Leukemia Cells."  All interested
persons are invited to attend. -- Paul Epstein, Associate Professor of
Pharmacology and Toxicology.
*******

UM Biochemist To Present Lecture Dec. 13

"Regulation of Rat Liver Glucose-6-Phosphatase Gene Expression" is the title
of a special lecture to be presented Friday, Dec. 13, by the Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  The lecture will be presented at 11 a.m.
in Room 5520 of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences by Dr. Alex Lange,
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota School of
Medicine, Minneapolis.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  A
native of Heidenheim, Germany, Lange holds bachelor's, master's and Ph.D.
degrees from Cornell University.  His doctoral work was completed under the
direction of Dr. William Arion, originally of Cando, N.D.  Dr. Lange carried
out postdoctoral work with Dr. Simon Pilkis at the State University of New
York, Stony Brook, where he served on the faculty before coming to the
University of Minnesota in 1994.  Dr. Lange has published extensively in the
area of enzymology, most often in the area of glucose-6-phosphatase.  He
current work is directed toward regulation of gene expression of the catalytic
unit of the glucose-6-phosphatase system. -- Robert Nordlie, Chair, Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
*******

Engineering And Mines Senior Design Students Invite Public To Finals

University of North Dakota Engineering students are inviting local business
leaders to observe the final presentations for their senior design class.
Members of the student organization, Society for Energy Alternatives (SEA)
will take advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate the progress they have
made in designing a solar-powered vehicle, the "Subzero."

Four design teams working on the vehicle are scheduled to make their final
presentations Friday, Dec. 13, in Upson Hall. The SEA will host a luncheon
that day for the project's sponsors.

For more than a year, members of SEA have worked to raise money, design, and
build the "Subzero" in time to enter it in June's Sunrayce '97. Open to
college-level education institutions in North America, the Sunrayce challenge
is to design, build and race a solar-powered vehicle on a 1,230 mile state
highway course from Indianapolis, Ind., to Colorado Springs, Colo. The event
is sponsored by the Department of Energy, General Motors, and Electronic Data
Systems.

The challenge for UND's team is complicated by the fact that North Dakota has
never had a Sunrayce entry so there are no previous team's mistakes from which
to learn or past sponsors from whom to obtain financial support. Additionally,
road testing a solar car during North Dakota's winter months is virtually
impossible.

Funding for the project has come from regional corporations, small businesses
and private citizens. Among the biggest contributors are electric power
companies.

Expected to attend the luncheon will be representatives from Otter Tail Power,
Phoenix Industries of Crookston, Grand Forks Welding, Northern States Power,
Hansen Ford, Rydell Chevrolet, Bruce Hart's Repair, Dow Welding Supply
Company, Interstate Bearing, individual contributors, and interested UND
faculty, staff and alumni.

Vehicle designs are nearly completed and construction has begun. The "Subzero"
will be unveiled to the public in February 1997, tested at the Las Vegas Motor
Speedway during spring break in March, and entered in the Sunrayce in June.
For more information contact SEA President, Renae Patrick at 7-4110. -- Jan
Orvik, Editor, for Sunrayce Engineering students.
*******

Dec. 17 Reception Honors Departing Jack Geller

Colleagues of Dr. Jack Geller are invited to a farewell reception Tuesday,
Dec. 17, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 
The reception will be held in the John W. Vennes Atrium of the Edwin C. James
Medical Research Facility.  Dr. Geller has resigned as Director of the Center
for Rural Health to accept the position of Director of the Department of
Health Systems Research at the Marshfield (Wis.) Medical Research and
Education Foundation.  Geller joined the UND faculty in 1986 as an Assistant
Professor of Sociology and was appointed a Research Associate with the Center
for Rural Health in 1987.  In May 1990 he was named Director of the Center and
its 25-member staff. -- Pamela Knudson, Director, Office of Public Affairs,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
*******

New Student Orientation Set

The Spring New Student Orientation Program helps approximately 100 students
with their transition to UND.  This year's program is scheduled for Monday,
Jan. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room of the Memorial
Union.  Each new student will be mailed information on the program in early
December.  

Any office or program wishing to have information flyers available for new
students may do so by sending 50 copies to Student Academic Services, Box
7143, by January 1. -- Cathy Buyarski, Director of Student Academic Services.  

*******

Organizational Meeting Set For Women In Science

A group of faculty has been meeting informally to discuss women and the
sciences on campus.  At the next meeting we will decide our goals and tasks
for the next semester and perhaps for the longer range.  Some areas of
interest are encouraging women students to major in science-related fields,
doing outreach in the local schools, developing classes that integrate women
studies perspectives in the traditional sciences, and pursuing grant options.

If you are interested in any or all of these topics, please join us for an
organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 16, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Sioux
Room of the Memorial Union.  Feel free to bring your lunch.  For more
information, contact me at 7-4115 or e-mail to donaldso@badlands.nodak.edu. --
Sandra Donaldson (English), Director, Women Studies.
*******

OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

Applications For Instructional Developmental Leave Supplements 
Are Due Dec. 12

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 with the exclusive purpose of 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. 12, 1996.

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, Office of Instructional Development.
*******

Peace Studies Nominations Sought

Each semester, the Center for Peace Studies invites nominations for new 
members.  Currently, 40 faculty from seven UND schools and colleges and 18
departments are members of the Center. The faculty supervise the 
interdisciplinary program that includes an undergraduate major in the  College
of Arts and Sciences. Membership may, but does not necessarily  include,
teaching additional courses (please see pages 137-138 in the  Catalog).

The faculty recognizes its responsibilities to:

*  Encourage research on issues related to peace, conflict, justice, and
global security and on methods of non-violent social change and conflict
resolution;

*  Encourage curricular developments which would better prepare all students
to assume the role of responsible citizens in formulating or judging public
policies which bear directly on issues of peace and war;

*  Develop a program of studies at the undergraduate level for students who
wish to pursue an academic major in peace studies;

*  Promote informational programs to help the general public become better
informed on issues of peace and war.

Any UND faculty or staff member interested in the Center for Peace Studies and
its programs, including adjunct faculty status, may contact me. The deadline
for nominations is Friday, Dec. 6. Candidates will be presented to the Peace
Studies faculty at their December meeting.

-- Janet Kelly Moen (Sociology), Peace Studies Coordinator, phone 7-4414, Box
7136, or jamoen@badlands.nodak.edu.
*******

Professorship Available In Norway

Applications from interested UND professors contemplating leaves for next year
are sought for the 1998 Ostfoldakademiet Professorship. This UND faculty
member teaches two courses at Ostfoldakademiet, Moss, Norway, in the spring
semester. Courses are taught using English and normally are numbered in the
200-300 range (i.e. sophomore or junior level, although other courses are
possible). The semester runs from late January through the middle of May. Help
in orientation and housing is offered through Ostfoldakademiet.

Ostfoldakademiet is a one-year tertiary academy approximately one hour south
of Oslo on the island of Jeloy. Norwegian high school graduates complete their
first year of university there prior to attending UND; UND students are able
to spend a semester or academic year there taking courses in various subjects.

D. Scott Lowe (Philosophy and Religion) will be the 1997 professor. Curtis
Stofferahn (1996) and Janet Moen (1995) (both Sociology) are the most recent
Ostfoldakademiet professors.

Interested persons should submit a current resume and syllabi for the proposed
two courses. Final selection is dependent upon the approval of the faculty
member's college dean; a letter from your dean will enhance your application.
Final selection will be made by the Ostfoldakademiet Professor Selection
Committee. Complete applications should be sent to: Thomas Rand, Associate
Dean of Arts and Sciences, Box 8038, no later than Dec. 15. Inquiries about
the position can be directed to either of the former Ostfoldakademiet
professors or to me at 7-3301 or Box 7109. -- David Marshall, Director of
International Programs.
*******

Entries Invited For Essays Addressing Issues Of Concern To Women

The Women Studies Program is sponsoring a contest for 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
students. Essays should have been written in 1996 (spring or fall semesters).
Each submitted essay should be marked with the class title and include the
author's phone number and address. Please send essays by Friday, Dec. 20,
1996, to Sandra Donaldson, Department of English, Box 7209. Winners will be
announced during Women's History Month, March 1997. -- Sandra Donaldson,
English and Women Studies.
*******

Doctoral Exam Set For Samson And Jensen

The final examination for  Pamela Samson, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree
with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for noon Friday, Dec. 13, in 210
Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "Gender Differences in the
Influence of Family History of Alcoholism on Cognitive Functioning in College
Students." Thomas Petros (Psychology) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Heidi K. Jensen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree
with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in 203
Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "Differences in Reading
Comprehension Between Learning Disabled and Non-Learning Disabled College
Students on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test as Related to Question Type and
Length of Test." Thomas Petros (Psychology) is the committee chair.

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

ND EPSCoR Receives NIH Award To Develop Medical Research Infrastructure

The North Dakota EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive
Research) Program has been awarded $600,000 by the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) to develop medical research infrastructure in the state.

The three-year IDeA (Institutional Development Award) program provides support
for new biomedical research programs and initial funding for the establishment
of the Center for Health and Behavioral Science Research.  This Center will be
hosted by the Department of Psychology at North Dakota State University and
will involve faculty at UND and its School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
and researchers at The Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Roger Maris Cancer
Center, both in Fargo.  The Center will focus on health psychology and
behavioral neuroscience.  The two research clusters will be led by co-principal investigators Drs. Mark McCourt and Kevin McCaul, NDSU Department of
Psychology.

The NIH award also includes research support for individual young
investigators.  At UND, Drs. Sanku Mallik and David Pierce of the Department
of Chemistry and Dr. Janis Hulla of the Department of Pharmacology and
Toxicology will participate; NDSU young investigators are Drs. Mark Nawrot and
H. Katherine O'Neill of the Department of Psychology and Kathleen Slobin of
the Department of Sociology.

Infrastructure improvement at UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences is
also an integral aspect of the grant award.  UND will provide, from its own
resources, a Chair and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, a new
position, and an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology.

The Center for Health and Behavioral Science Research is intended to foster
interdisciplinary science across departmental and disciplinary boundaries.  It
is expected that collaboration between young and more established
investigators will serve to create and maintain a critical mass of faculty
addressing this area of research.  Bringing together the two research
universities and the two medical research facilities will enable North Dakota
to compete more effectively for support for biomedical research.  To learn
more about ND EPSCoR, call (701) 231-8400. -- Philip Boudjouk (NDSU), Project
Director, North Dakota EPSCoR.
*******

BILLBOARD

Computer Center Production Control To Remain Open Late On Dec. 20

The Computer Center Production Control office will be open until 9 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, for accepting, processing and disbursement of final
exams. -- Donna Bonderud, Production Control, Computer Center.
*******

New WYLBUR Version Available For Testing

A new release of WYLBUR Version 9.5 is available for testing now through
Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997.  To read information about this, type "USE
WYL.PUB.INFO#WYL95" when you are signed on to WYLBUR.  Please contact the
Computer Center Help Desk at 7-2222 if you have problems. -- Marlys Hanson and
Cathy Hilley, Computer Center.
*******

Participants Needed For Memory Experiments

Participants are needed for experiments dealing with memory and language. 
Volunteers must be 55 or more years of age.  The experiments will require
about an hour, and all participants will receive a small honorarium (between
$5 and $10) for participating.  If you are interested or have questions,
please call me at 7-2414. -- Richard Ferraro, Assistant Professor of
Psychology.
*******

Class Times Will Shift In Spring

In order to facilitate course-sharing among North Dakota University System
institutions, the North Dakota Board of Higher Education has recommended that
regular Monday, Wednesday, and Friday classes begin on the hour, and last 50
minutes, with a 10-minute passing period. Tuesday and Thursday regular classes
will begin on the hour (or the half hour) and meet for 75 minutes, with a 15-minute passing period. This change in UND course scheduling will begin with
the 1997 spring semester. All colleges/departments should make every effort to
notify faculty and students of this change. -- Marlene Strathe, Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Provost.
*******

Adult Children Of Alcoholics Sought For Research Study

Adult children of alcoholics are sought for participation in research at the
Department of Psychology.  Participants, who should be between the ages of 21
and 40, will be paid.  If you would like to learn more, please contact me at
7-3260. -- Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology.
*******

FlexComp Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 20

The open enrollment period for the UND FlexComp program will end on Friday,
Dec. 20, 1996.  This enrollment is for the plan year of Jan. 1 through Dec.
31, 1997.  FlexComp enrollment forms and information regarding the program
were sent to all benefited employees in mid-October.  Additional enrollment
forms are available in the Payroll Office in Twamley Hall, Room 314.  If you
have questions or need more information, please contact Jean Daniel, the
FlexComp clerk in the Payroll Office, at 7-4423. -- Pat Hanson, Director of
Payroll.
*******

Christmas Tree, Decorations Require Careful Use

You can prevent most holiday fires through careful selection and safe handling
of the Christmas tree.  Here are some basic safety tips for maintaining a safe
tree.

Artificial trees are acceptable for decorating purposes.  Live trees must have
prior approval from the UND Safety Office and must be treated to comply with
fire codes.  If you plan to have a real tree, please contact the Safety Office
for instructions before purchasing it.

Select a location that's away from heat and drying sources, such as registers
or radiators.  Do not place the tree where it might be in a path or exit, or
block a doorway.

Inspect lights and other electrical decorations before putting them up.  Look
for frayed or bare wires, cracked sockets, loose connections and damaged
insulation.  When you leave the office for home, be sure to unplug all of your
decorative lighting.

After the holidays, the sooner you remove the Christmas tree and take down
decorations, the better.  The longer the tree stays up, the more of a fire
hazard it becomes. -- John Glass Jr., Director of Safety.
*******

Sealed Bids Invited For Items

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed, high-bid basis
the following items: older computer equipment, gas and electric stoves,
refrigerators, 10'x40' lab trailer, and several other miscellaneous items.
These items may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse on the southwest
corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 
3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 9-12. -- Lee Sundby, Storekeeper, Central
Receiving.
*******

MONEY MATTERS

Training Session Will Cover Financial Procedures

The Controller's Office and the Purchasing Office are holding a training
session Thursday, Dec. 12, from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. for new employees or
employees who did not attend a previous session. The agenda includes
information from the Controller's Office, Purchasing, Inventory Control,
Surplus Property and Central Receiving. If you are interested in attending or
would like more information please contact me. -- Allison Peyton, Accounts
Payable Manager, Controller's Office, 7-2968.
*******

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Master Chorale Continues Holiday Concert Tradition

The annual Christmas concert of the Grand Forks Master Chorale will take place
at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The program continues several popular traditions of the Chorale's recent
holiday concerts. The UND Varsity Bards and Allegro Women's Chorus will again
participate, and the program will include a suite of carols for the choirs,
orchestra and audience.

The program will open with the Master Chorale's performance of three movements
from Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Vespers, Opus 37," music inspired by the Russian
liturgical tradition. The Chorale will sing French, Polish, German, Welsh and
American carols. The sound of celebration in another culture will be heard in
the Nigerian Christmas song, "Betelehemu," sung by the combined UND groups
with a percussion ensemble led by Mike Blake (Music).

"Christmas Flourish," an arrangement of carols by Randol Alan Bass, will be
the climax of the program. This work was premiered by the Dallas Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus in 1992. As the audience joins in the performance, the
concert will close with the sound of nearly 1,000 voices.
The Master Chorale is directed by James Rodde (Music). Kathleen Rodde (Music)
is the Chorale's accompanist.

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for
students and may be purchased at the door. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Ruth
Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.
*******

All Invited To Art And Craft Fair

The University Craft Center and the Memorial Union invite you to attend the
18th Annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair Friday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the Ballroom. This traditional event features the works of artists and
crafters in the UND community and the region. This is an excellent opportunity
to find that unique gift for a friend, a relative, or for yourself! 
Exhibitors will be selling handcrafted jewelry, wood items, dried florals,
Native American art, and indoor and outdoor decorations for the season.
Admission is free; door prizes will be given.  Everyone's invited! Call 7-3979
for more information. -- Bonnie Solberg, Craft Center Coordinator and
Assistant Director, Memorial Union.
*******

Art Students Collective Holds Sale Dec. 6

The Art Students Collective (ASC) is sponsoring a sale of art Friday, Dec. 6,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union's River Valley Room. This one-day-only sale features works by students and faculty in UND's Department of Visual
Arts. Items include prints, ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculpture,
photography and fiber arts. Here's your opportunity to find that truly unique
Christmas gift! -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for Angie Garberina,
President, Art Students Collective.
*******

"Mr. Router" To Present Free Seminar

"Mr. Router" is coming to UND.  On Friday, Dec. 6, Mr. Router -- Bob
Rosendahl, host of the public television series, "The Router Workshop" -- will
present a router seminar from 1:15 to 3 p.m. in Starcher Hall, Room 141.  The
seminar is free and open to all persons with an interest in fine woodworking
with a router.  Bob Rosendahl is from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  "The Router
Workshop" is seen on Saturday afternoons on Prairie Public Television. -- Ron
Holten, Assistant Professor of Industrial Technology.
*******

Traditional Dancers Will Present Christmas Concert

North Country Traditional Music and Dance will present "Ye Olde Christmas
Concert and Dance," with special guests from Winnipeg, The Village Green
Morris Dancers, Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning with a 7:30 p.m. performance,
followed at 8:30 p.m. with a community dance, where all may join in to learn
simple dances. The concert will be held in the Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. 

With ringing bells, clashing sticks, dancing feet and song, the dancers will
celebrate the changing of the seasons and the coming of Christmas in fine old
English style. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children. For more
information, call Jeanne O'Neil at 773-3850. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Jeanne
O'Neil, North Country Traditional Music and Dance.
*******

Alumni Holiday Open House Set For U Retirees

All retired UND faculty and staff are invited to the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni
Center for a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. 
Special festive entertainment will be provided, including musical
performances, caroling and goodies.  Rides will be provided to those who live
in Grand Forks.  For more information, please contact me at 7-2611. -- Kirsten
Carolin, Special Events Coordinator, Alumni Association and Foundation.
*******

Craft Center Sets Holiday Mini-Projects

Holiday Mini-Crafts will be offered at noon Monday through Friday, 
Dec. 9-13, at the University Craft Center, third floor, Memorial Union. 
Monday's projects will be a pole Santa ornament and/or a cinnamon stick Santa
pin.  Tuesday's projects will be handmade greeting cards, tags and/or frames. 
Wednesday's projects will be a wallpaper angel ornament and/or a cloth angel
pin.  Thursday's projects will be a clothespin snowman ornament and/or a
puzzle snowman pin.  Friday's projects will be a tree ornament and/or a tree
pin.  Each project will cost $1.  Register by calling 7-3979.  Samples will be
available to examine at the Craft Center and at the Craft Show in the Memorial
Union Ballroom on Friday, Dec. 6.  These craft projects can be scheduled at
other times by arrangement if your staff would like to do them as a group
activity.  Call 7-3979 for information. -- Bonnie Solberg, Craft Center
Coordinator and Assistant Director, Memorial Union.
*******

Women's Center Sets Dec. 11 Open House

The Women's Center (305 Hamline St.) will close its regular fall semester
schedule with an open house Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop
by for holiday treats, hot apple cider and good conversation with friends. --
Donna Oltmanns, Coordinator, Women's Center.
*******

International Centre Sets End-Of-Semester Social Gathering

The final regularly scheduled Thursday night program of the International
Centre for the fall semester will be a "social gathering and study break" on
Dec. 12.  The event starts at 7 p.m.  Refresh yourself for the final exam
period by stopping at the Centre (2908 University Ave.) for pizza, relaxing
music and interaction with friends. -- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director,
International Centre.
*******

UND Aerospace Invites All To Holiday Reception

UND Aerospace invites all faculty and staff to a Holiday Reception Friday,
Dec. 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in CAS I, Room 244.  Enjoy hot cider and
cookies, holiday music, and good conversation.  Take a break from the rush --
ride the campus shuttle west to share some holiday cheer! -- Della Kapocius,
Special Events Coordinator, UND Aerospace.
*******

FYI

Report Icy Conditions To Plant Services

Winter weather causes icy conditions on our parking lots, roads, and
sidewalks.  We will salt and sand to reduce the slipperiness as much as
possible.  Please report any hazardous conditions to Plant Services at 7-2591.
There are some things you can do to help reduce the risk of falling on ice.

1.  Wear boot or overshoes with gripper soles. Slick leather or rubber soles
on dress shoes are unsafe on ice.

2.  Don't walk with your hands in your pockets. This reduces your balance if
you slip on the ice.

3.  Take short to medium steps, or shuffle your feet in very icy areas.

4.  Don't carry or swing heavy loads, such as large boxes or cases, which
could cause you to lose your balance when walking.

5.  When walking, curl your toes under and walk as flatfooted as possible.

6.  Don't step on uneven surfaces. Step well over or avoid curbs with ice on
them.

7.  Place your full attention on walking. Don't allow your attention to be
divided by getting your keys out of your pocket, digging in your pocketbook
for items, etc., while walking on ice.

-- Paul Clark, Associate Director of Plant Services.
*******

UND Police Urges You To "Choose To Live"

The UND Police Department is pleased to join Gov. Ed Schafer, the North Dakota
Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies in "Choose to Live," a
combined effort to reduce traffic fatalities.  "Choose to Live" is a
comprehensive media and enforcement project.  The goal is to prevent
additional deaths during the holiday season, when traffic increases
dramatically.  Last year, North Dakota had 74 traffic fatalities.  We have
already surpassed that figure in 1996, with alcohol and speed as contributing
factors in many of these fatal accidents.  Citizen assistance is critical. 
You can help us by reporting suspected drunk or reckless drivers.  And please
drive cautiously this season.  Slow down, give yourself more time for travel,
watch weather and road conditions, and, above all, do not drink and drive.  I
wish you and all your family and friends a safe and happy holiday season. 
Choose to live! -- Duane Czapiewski, Chief, University Police Department.
*******

Donations Of Leave Time Requested

Recently, Lori Swanson, TRIO Programs, was hospitalized in Rochester, Minn.
She has depleted all of her leave and is in need of donated leave. If you
would like to donate sick or annual leave, plus contact June at 7-3809 and a
donation form will be sent to you to forward to Personnel Services. Thank you.
-- June Kassa, TRIO Programs.
*******

Dec. 13 is "Green And White Day"

President Kendall Baker has approved Friday, Dec. 13, as a "Green and White
Day."  Employees may wear UND colors and jeans.  The men's basketball team
will take on Bemidji State University on Friday, Dec. 13, and both the men's
and women's basketball teams will play the University of Minnesota-Morris on
Saturday, Dec. 14. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
*******

Credit Union Offers Bill-Paying Special Loans

"Holiday Bill-Paying Special" loans are available from the University Federal
Credit Union at a 9.6 percent annual percentage rate.  The payment on $1,000
is $49 per pay day.  Take advantage of this low-rate loan and pay down high-interest credit card balances.  This offer ends on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996. --
George Meister, Manager, University Federal Credit Union.
*******

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DECEMBER 1996
  
(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.)
  
Through Wed., Dec. 18 -- ART EXHIBITION, Letitia Wetterauer, Iowa -
Drawings/Prints, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Tues., Dec. 3 -- INFORMAL DISCUSSION GROUP, Sally Page, Affirmative Action
officer, will meet at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, from 3 to 4:30
p.m. for students, faculty, and staff.

Tues., Dec. 3 -- ENGLISH DEPARTMENT'S FIRST TUESDAY LECTURE SERIES, Stephen
Dilks (Composition) will present "Empowering Educators: The Independent
Teacher and Program Coherence" in 116 Merrifield Hall at 4 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 3 -- FACULTY SOFTWARE WORKSHOP, "PowerPoint I," Room 8, Sayre
Hall, 9 a.m. to noon; call Lynn at 777-4150 to register.

Tues., Dec. 3 -- THEOLOGY FOR LUNCH, "Technology: Does it Evoke or Revoke
Community?"; Marwan Kraidy (Communication) will discuss the future of
communications and technology as we enter the 21st Century, Christus Rex
Lutheran Campus Center, 3112 University Ave., noon; join us for hot homemade
soup.

Tues., Dec. 3 -- CONCERT, Wind Ensemble and University Band, place to be
announced, 7:30 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 3, through Sat., Dec. 7 -- THEATRE, "Jo Nell Johnson and Ruthie
Mapes," a contemporary adaptation of the Ruth and Naomi story, dramatizing the
life of two college-age women's journeys toward self-awareness and identity.
It is set in the 1960s and addresses the issues of 60s Americana, such as
Woodstock and the Peace Corps, and burn trauma/recovery, Burtness Theatre,
7:30 p.m.; tickets are $5, call 777-2587 for reservations or post-show
discussions and an additional scholarly symposium.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- GRADE REPORT FORMS available in the Office of Admissions and
Records for pick-up by the department offices beginning at 9 a.m.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- DOCTORAL EXAMINATION for Jeffrey Lynn Lofthus, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Administration, 208 Education
Building, 8 a.m.; members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- FACULTY SOFTWARE WORKSHOP, "PowerPoint II," Room 8, Sayre
Hall, 9 a.m. to noon; call Lynn at 777-4150 to register.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- NURSING MINI-SERIES SEMINAR, Loretta Heuer, Helene Kahlstorf
and LaVonne Russell will present "An Educational and Cultural Program: Nursing
and Health Care in Russia/USA," Room 201, Nursing Building, noon to 1 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS: Third Party Problem Solving,
seminar offered by the UND Conflict Resolution Center, Memorial Union, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.; call 777-3664 or e-mail to: udcrc@badlands.nodak.edu for more
information; seminar designed to teach participants how to guide others
through decision making and problem solving in the work place.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- MEETING FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS, Memorial Room, Memorial
Union, 6:30 p.m.; purpose is to identify the needs of non-traditional students
on campus and to explore the possibility of establishing a student
organization; call Cynthia at 777-4076 for more information.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- WOMEN'S CENTER PROGRAM, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It
Snow," join us in the Craft Center on the third floor of the Memorial Union
for holiday treats and a fun holiday project, noon to 1 p.m.; everyone invited
to attend.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Minot State University, Hyslop
Sports Center, 8 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 4 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, Hyslop Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- LAST DAY TO SUBMIT FINAL COPY OF THESIS OR DISSERTATION TO
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- MEETING, Academic Subcommittee of the Distance Education
through Telecommunications Committee, 17 Swanson Hall, 11 a.m. to noon; this
meeting is held prior to the Instructional Development sponsored lunch at noon
in 17 Swanson Hall

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- BROWN BAG EDUCATION TALK, discussion topic will be "Distance
Education: Opportunities and Challenges," discussed by Robert boyd (Continuing
Education), Thomasine Heitkamp (Social Work), John Backes (Educational
Leadership), Mark Grabe (Psychology), and Dan Rice (Instructional Development;
17 Swanson Hall, noon; all faculty are invited to attend; if you plan to
attend the luncheon, call 777-3325 so a box lunch can be ordered for you.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- MEETING, University Senate, Gamble Hall, Room 7, 4:05 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM SERIES, "Application of the
Finite Element Method to Problems in Computational Physical Chemistry"
presented by Mark Hoffmann (Chemistry), 106 CAS II, 4 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- FACULTY SOFTWARE WORKSHOP, "PowerPoint II," Room 8, Sayre
Hall, 9 a.m. to noon; call Lynn at 777-4150 to register.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- COMPUTER CENTER INTERACTIVE VIDEO NETWORK (IVN) SESSION,
"SLIP," a demonstration of installing and operating SLIP, how it works, and
what future changes to expect, 130 Gamble Hall, 11 to 11:50 a.m.; contact
Marlys Hanson at 777-3062 three days prior to the session if you plan to
attend.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- FINE ARTS LECTURE SERIES, the 1996-97 College of Fine Arts
and Communication Lecture Series will offer "A Celebration of Alumni
Achievement." Clifford Cranna will offer "Music in the Majors: An Insider's
View of the 'Big League' Performing Arts," Room 227 (Barr Lecture Room),
Hughes Fine Arts Center, 4 p.m.; Cranna, a 1969 UND graduate, has been Musical
Administrator for the prestigious San Francisco Opera since 1982.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- ST. NICHOLAS DAY CELEBRATION, Campus Ministry Association
invites all students, staff and faculty to this celebration, Christus Rex
Lutheran Center, 3012 University Ave., noon to 1 p.m.; a variety of hors
d'oeuvres, Christmas cookies and hot cider will be served.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- CELEBRATING THE COMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES (former
Soviet Union) including eating Russian borscht, experiencing Ukrainian dance,
and exploring current events, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7
p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 5 -- WOMEN'S CENTER PROGRAM, "Intimate Relationships," we will
look at our patterns in intimate relationships and determine if there are
differences between our sexual and non-sexual intimate relationships; in our
discussion we will become clearer as to the behaviors that we want to
continue, change, or stop in regard to our intimate relationships, Women's
Center, 305 Hamline St., noon to 1 p.m.; program restricted to women only.

Thurs. through Sat., Dec. 5-7 -- OLDE ENGLISH CHRISTMAS FEASTE, relish a
Madrigal Dinner complete with entertainment from Elizabethan England; holiday
tradition is provided by the UND Department of Music, Chester Fritz
Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- PHARMACOLOGY CANDIDATE TO GIVE SEMINAR, Anil K. Jaiswal, of
the Fox Chase Cancer Center, will present "Oxidative Stress: Regulation and
Role of NAD(P)H Quinone Oxidoreductases," 5520 School of Medicine and Health
Sciences, 10 to 11 a.m.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- BIOLOGY FACULTY CANDIDATE TO PRESENT SEMINAR, Dr. David
Bollivar, Visiting Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan will present
"Molecular-Genetic Analysis of Bacteriochlorophyll Biosynthesis" at noon in
Room 141, Starcher Hall; he is a candidate for the Geneticist faculty position
in UND's Department of Biology.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- HISTORY AND PHI ALPHA THETA BROWN BAG SESSION, Anne Kelsch,
temporary associate professor of History, will present "British Conservatism
and the Empire: Observations on the Edwardian Age," 217 Merrifield Hall, noon;
bring your lunch; a question and discussion period will follow the
presentation, which is open to all; call David Rowley at 777-3380 for more
information.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- SOCIOLOGY BIANNUAL COLLOQUIUM, Methodologies, 101 Gillette
Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m.; paper titles, panelists, and affiliations are: "The
Salient Factors Related to Working Womens' Leisure Activities," Brenda
Johnson, Sociology; "The Role of Guadrians ad Litem: The Impact of Variable
Interpretations," Carol Hagen, Sociology; "Anatomy of a Gang Suppression Unit:
The Social Construction of an Organizational Response to Gang Problems," Carol
Erikson, Sociology; "Analyzing Social Problems Textbooks," Blake Johnson,
Sociology; each 15-minute presentation will be followed by questions and
answers.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) LECTURES,
presented by Susan Kidwell, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of
Chicago; at noon, in the Leonard Hall Lecture Bowl (Room 100), she will
consider "Taphonomy: Putting the Dead to Work"; at 3 p.m., in 109 Leonard
Hall, she will present "Phanerozoic Trends in the Nature of the Fossil Record:
Evolutionary Ecology or Evolutionary Taphonomy?; Dr. Kidwell is a
Paleontological Society Distinguished Lecturer; call Dexter Perkins at 777-2991 for more information.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- MEETING, Institutional Review Board, 305 Twamley Hall, 4 p.m.;
to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and
Program Development before Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- ROUTER SEMINAR, "Mr. Router", Bob Rosendahl, host of the
public television series, "The Router Workshop," will present a router seminar
in 141 Starcher Hall, 1:15 to 3 p.m.; seminar is free and open to all persons
with an interest in fine woodworking with a router.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- 18th ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW AND SALE, Ballroom, Memorial
Union, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; original hand-crafted work is eligible and students
are encouraged to participate; admission is free and door prizes will be
given; call 777-3979 for more information.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- ART STUDENTS COLLECTIVE ART SALE, River Valley Room, Memorial
Union, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; features works by students and faculty in UND's
Department of Visual Arts; items include prints, ceramics, paintings,
drawings, sculpture, photography and fiber arts.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- HISTORY/PHI ALPHA THETA BROWN BAG LUNCH, "British Conservatism
and the Empire: Observations on the Edwardian Age," presented by Anne Kelsch,
Temporary Associate Professor of History, 217 Merrifield Hall, noon; call 777-3380 for more information.

Fri., Dec. 6 -- WRESTLING, UND at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.,
7:30 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 6-7 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Colorado College, Ralph Engelstad
Arena, 7:35 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 6-7 -- SWIMMING AND DIVING, UND Invitational, Hyslop
Sports Center.

Sat., Dec. 7 -- LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT), Room 7, Gamble Hall, 8:30
a.m.

Sat., Dec. 7 -- "YE OLDE CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND DANCE," with special guests
from Winnipeg, the Village Green Morris Dancers, Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., followed at 8:30 p.m. with a
community dance, where all may join in to learn simple dances; with ringing
bells, clashing sticks, dancing feet and song, the dancers will celebrate the
changing of the seasons and the coming of Christms in fine old English style;
admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children; sponsored by North Country
Traditional Music and Dance; call Jeanne O'Neil at 773-3850 for more
information.

Sat., Dec. 7 -- FREE MUSIKTANZ DEMONSTRATION, Scott's Music Store, Columbia
Mall, for anyone who is interested in learning about the Musiktanz approach to
pre-school music education; instructors will be Wendy Ensz and MaryJane
Kurpius-Brock, who are presently teaching these pre-school music classes at
UND; call Wendy at 780-9686 or the Music Department at 777-2644 for more
information.

Sat., Dec. 7 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at Moorhead State University, Moorhead,
Minn., 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 7 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at University of Minnesota-Duluth,
Duluth, Minn.

Sat., Dec. 7 -- WRESTLING, UND at University of Northern Iowa Open, Cedar
Falls, Iowa.

Sun., Dec. 8 -- GRAND FORKS MASTER CHORALE HOLIDAY CONCERT, United Lutheran
Church, 324 Chestnut St., 7:30 p.m.; the UND Varsity Bards and Allegro Women's
Chorus will again participate, and the program will include a suite of carols
for the choirs, orchestra and audience; tickets are $8 for general admission,
$7 for senior citizens and $5 for students; they may be purchased at the door.

Sun., Dec. 8 -- GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP, University Craft Center, Memorial Union,
2 to 4 p.m.; cost is $5 per kit, which builds one house using graham crackers,
milk cartons, frosting, and candies; adults are invited to bring a child to
build these together; call 777-3979 to register.

Mon., Dec. 9 -- MEETING, University Senate Library Committee, Room 217,
Chester Fritz Library, 3:30 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 9 -- PSYCHOLOGY COLLOQUIUM, "Why Do They Do That? Causal Factors in
Behavior Probmes of Companion Animals," presented by Shannan McKenzie, Room
210, Nursing Building, noon to 1 p.m.; all are welcome to attend.

Mon., Dec. 9 -- AUDIT FINDINGS PRESENTED, students in a Community Relations
class in the School of Communication will present their Grand Forks community
audit findings, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 11 a.m.; all interested members of
the general public are invited to attend.

Mon. and Tues., Dec. 9-10 -- WORKSHOP on the Americans With Disabilities Act
(ADA)-Employment, 16-18 Swanson Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9, and 8:30 a.m. to
noon Dec. 10; the sessions are "Attitudinal Awareness: The First Step Toward
Change" designed to inform participants of the provision of Title I
(employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act; all supervisors,
administrators and faculty members who supervise employees are encouraged to
attend; early registration is recommended; registration fee is $10; call Jo
Coutts at 777-3633 for more information.

Mon. and Tues., Dec. 9-10 -- AUDITIONS for "Remembrance," the first production
of the Burtness Theatre spring 1997 semester.

Mon. through Fri., Dec. 9-13 -- HOLIDAY MINI-CRAFT SESSIONS, University Craft
Center, third floor, Memorial Union, noon; each project will cost $1; register
by calling 777-3979.

Tues., Dec. 10 -- BROWN BAG EDUCATION TALK, Tom Potter (Finance) will provide
a live demonstration of PowerPoint, illustrating how he uses that presentation
program in his classes; 100 Leonard Hall, noon; all faculty are invited to
attend; if you plan to attend the luncheon, call 777-3325 so a box lunch can
be ordered for you.

Tues., Dec. 10 -- MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM, "Binary Greedy Codes,"
presented by Jeff Bonn, Lecturer in Mathematics, 309 Witmer Hall, 3:30 p.m.;
talk is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students;
refreshments will be served in Room 325 at 3 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 10 -- CONCERT, Percussion Ensemble, Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 10 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at Moorhead State University,
Moorhead, Minn., 7:30 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 11 -- WOMEN'S CENTER PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE, Women's Center, 305
Hamline, will close its regular fall semester schedule with an open house from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; stop by for holiday treats, hot apple cider and good
conversation with friends.

Wed., Dec. 11 -- ALUMNI HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE FOR U RETIREES, J. Lloyd Stone
Alumni Center, 2 to 4:30 p.m.; for more information call Kirsten at 777-2611.

Thurs., Dec. 12 -- LAST DAY TO FILE FINAL REPORT ON DEGREE EXAMINATIONS AND
INDEPENDENT STUDY COMPLETION IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.

Thurs., Dec. 12 -- MEETING, Underrepresented Student Recruitment Committee,
305 Twamley Hall, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thurs., Dec. 12 -- RETIREMENT RECEPTION for Fred MacGregor, Alumni Center, 2
to 4 p.m.; he is retiring Dec. 31, after serving as director of Personnel
Services since 1979, and associated with the Office of Personnel Services
since 1971.

Thurs., Dec. 12 -- TRAINING SESSION, 8:15 to 11:45 a.m.; Controller's Office
and the Purchasing Office are holding a training session for new employees or
employees who did not attend a previous session; includes information from the
Controller's Office, Purchasing, Inventory Control, Surplus Property and
Central Receiving; contact Allison Peyton at 777-2968 for more information.

Thurs., Dec. 12 -- INTERNATIONAL CENTRE END-OF-SEMESTER SOCIAL GATHERING and
study break, including pizza, relaxing music and interaction with friends,
International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 12 -- ZOO NIGHTCLUB, Stress Relief Dance, Ballroom, Memorial
Union, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $2 with student ID, sponsored by University Program
Council.

Fri., Dec. 13 -- BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LECTURE, "Regulation of
Rat Liver Glucose-6-Phosphatase Gene Expression," presented by Dr. Alex Lange,
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota School of
Medicine, Minneapolis, Room 5520, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 11
a.m.; all interested persons are invited to attend.

Fri., Dec. 13 -- BIOLOGY FACULTY CANDIDATES TO PRESENT SEMINARS, at noon Dr.
Sally Pyle, Assistant Research Professor at Rutgers University and a candidate
for the Structural Biologist position at UND, will speak in Starcher 141; her
topic will be "Neurobiology of the Axonal Cytoskeleton in Disease and
Development"; at 3 p.m. in Starcher 141, Dr. Heather McDonald, a postdoctoral
fellow in the Department of Genetics, University of Washington, and a
candidate for the Geneticist position at UND, will speak; her title will be
announced.

Fri., Dec. 13 -- PHARMACOLOGY FACULTY CANDIDATE TO PRESENT SEMINAR, Room 5520,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 9 to 10 a.m.;  "Postranscriptional and
Postranslational Regulation of DNA Topoisomerase II in Anticancer Drug
Resistant Leukemia Cells," will be presented by Dr. Jack Yalowich of the
Department of Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh; all interested persons
are invited to attend.

Fri., Dec. 13 -- DOCTORAL EXAMINATION for Pamela Samson, a candidate for the
Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, Room 210, Corwin-Larimore
Hall, noon; members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Fri., Dec. 13 -- SOLAR-POWERED VEHICLE PRESENTATION, engineering students are
inviting local business leaders to observe the final presentations for their
senior design class, a solar-powered vehicle called the "Subzero," Upson Hall;
members of the student organization, Society for Energy Alternatives, have
worked to raise money, design, and build the "Subzero" in time to enter it in
June's Sunrayce '97; open to college-level education institutions in North
America, the Sunrayce challenge is to design, build and race a solar-powered
vehicle on a 1,230 mile state highway course from Indianapolis, Ind., to
Colorado Springs, Colo; the "Subzero" will be unviled to the public in
February 1997.

Fri., Dec. 13 -- WINTER DREAMS HOLIDAY CONCERT featuring guest artist Gordon
Brock, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7:30
p.m.; celebrate the season with Tchaikovsky's "Winter Dreams" Symphony No. 1,
and sing-a-long with the Symphony to "A Carol Festival (call 777-3359 for
ticket information).

Fri., Dec. 13 -- UND AEROSPACE HOLIDAY RECEPTION, CAS I, Room 244, 2:30 to
4:30 p.m.; all faculty and staff are invited for hot cider and cookies,
holiday music, and good conversation.

Fri., Dec. 13 -- GREEN AND WHITE DAY, President Baker has approved wearing
jeans and UND colors (men's basketball, Bemidji State University and
University of Minnesota-Morris; women's basketball, University of Minnesota-Morris).

Fri., Dec. 13 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Bemidji State University, Hyslop
Sports Center, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 13 -- WRESTLING, UND at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.,
7 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 13-14 -- SWIMMING AND DIVING, UND at University of
Manitoba Diving Invitational, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sat., Dec. 14 -- READING AND REVIEW DAY.

Sat., Dec. 14 -- GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE), Ballroom, Memorial Union,
8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 14 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. University of Minnesota-Morris,
Hyslop Sports Center, 8 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 14 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. University of Minnesota-Morris,
Hyslop Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 15 -- DOCTORAL EXAMINATION for Heidi K. Jensen, a candidate for the
Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, Room 203, Corwin-Larimore
Hall, 3 p.m.; members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Sun., Dec. 15 -- CHILDREN/FAMILY SERIES, "Babes in Toyland," this holiday show
has unforgettable music, spectacular sets and a fun-filled story, Chester
Fritz Auditorium, 2 p.m.

Mon. through Fri., Dec. 16-20 -- SEMESTER EXAMINATION PERIOD.

Tues., Dec. 17 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Dr. Jack Geller, Director of the
Center for Rural Health, John W. Vennes Atrium of the Edwin C. James Medical
Research Facility, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
Dr. Geller has resigned to accept the position of Director of the Department
of Health Systems Research at the Marshfield (Wis.) Medical Research and
Education Foundation.

Thurs., Dec. 19 -- INSTRUCTIONAL CLASS, "Managing Your Personal Bibliographies
- An Introduction to Utilizing Reference Manager," presented by Barb Knight,
Library of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 12:05
to 12:55 p.m.; bring your own lunch.

Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 19-20 -- MEETING, State Board of Higher Education,
Dickinson State University.

Fri., Dec. 20 -- WINTER COMMENCEMENT AND OFFICIAL GRADUATION DAY, Chester
Fritz Auditorium, 2 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 20 -- FLEXCOMP OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS for the plan year of Jan. 1
through Dec. 31, 1997; contact Jean Deaniel at 777-4423 for more information.

Sat. and Sun., Dec. 21-22 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND hosts Rydell Classic with
Grand Canyon College (Phoenix), Grand View College (Des Moines, Iowa), and
Moorhead State University (Minnesota), Hyslop Sports Center.

Sat. and Sun., Dec. 21-22 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND hosts Rydell Classic
with Grand Canyon College (Phoenix), Grand View College (Des Moines, Iowa),
and Moorhead State University (Minnesota), Hyslop Sports Center.

Mon., Dec. 23 -- GRADES DUE FOR FALL SEMESTER.

Tues., Dec. 24 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for clinical proposals
(require subcommittee and full board review).

Wed., Dec. 25 -- HOLIDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY.

Fri. and Sat., Dec. 27-28 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Boston University, Ralph
Engelstad Arena, 7:35 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 28 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at North Dakota State University,
Fargo, N.D.

Sat., Dec. 28, through Mon., Jan. 6 -- SWIMMING AND DIVING, Christmas Training
Trip (meet to be announced), Sarasota, Fla.

Sun., Dec. 29 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at North Dakota State University,
Fargo, N.D.

Tues., Dec. 31 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for proposals requiring
full board review.
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