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University Letter

February 13, 1998

Volume 35 No. 24

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 24, February 13, 1998

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The February "9 O'Clock" briefing by President Baker will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Memorial Union Fred Orth Lecture Bowl. Future briefings are set for Tuesday, March 24, Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, May 20.



The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received a contribution from the estate of James H. Guinn, formerly of Kenmare, N.D. The $60,000 gift will be used to support cancer research at the medical school.

The importance of this gift cannot be overstated. Ours is a small medical school but we have some extremely talented faculty teacher-researchers who are conducting cutting-edge research. Having funds that can be directed to particular needs will truly make a difference. We really appreciate Mr. Guinn's interest in our school and in future generations of people who may benefit from his donation to our research efforts.

James Harry Guinn was born Jan. 22, 1911, on the family farm, near Coulee, N.D., the son of Horace and Josephine (Kline) Guinn. He was raised and educated in the Coulee area, spending his entire life on the family farm. He later moved to Kenmare, where he retired. He passed away last July in Minot.

Guinn is described by a friend as "a humble man" and "a low key man, who took really good care of people who were important to him."

-- H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.




The Friday discussion group sponsored by Integrated Studies will discuss the following works in February: Feb. 13, "Religion and Science" by Bertrand Russell (chapters one through five); Feb. 20, "An Enemy of the People" and "The Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen; Feb. 27, "Religion and Science" by Bertrand Russell (chapters six through 10).

Anyone who is interested in participating in these discussions is invited to join the group which meets from 10 a.m. to noon in 116 O'Kelly Hall. Please contact Pat Sanborn at 777-3015 or Carl Barrentine at 777-3058 for details.

-- Yvonne Holter, Humanities and Integrated Studies.



The University Bookstore invites the campus community to a farewell reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union, honoring Leela Hier, Bookstore Assistant Manager. Leela is leaving the Bookstore after 10 years of service to accept the position of Manager for the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Crookston, Minn. Her last day will be Friday, Feb. 20.

-- Don Forbes, Manager, University Bookstore.



The University Curriculum Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in 303 Twamley Hall to review the request from the College of Arts and Sciences to terminate the B.A. with a major in Latin degree and the minor in Latin. Anyone interested in the proposal is invited to attend.

-- Heidi Kippenhan (Admissions and Records) for the University Curriculum Committee.



English Professor Jay Meek will deliver the third presentation in the newly resurrected Faculty Lecture Series.

His talk, "Paul Cezanne and the Durango Kid: The House of Poetry," will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the North Dakota Museum of Art. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 4 p.m.

From 1954 to 1988, about 160 faculty members delivered talks about their work to colleagues, students and friends as part of the University's most venerable lecture series. At a gathering of UND's Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors this summer, a decision was made to resurrect the Faculty Lecture Series. Its goal is to enhance UND's academic atmosphere by showcasing the scholarly lives of several faculty selected from across the campus. The lectures aim to present, with some depth and rigor, the scholarly questions and goals of the faculty members. The series is funded through the UND President's Office.

Meek, born and raised in Michigan, has published six books of poems with Carnegie Mellon University Press, including "Headlands: new and Selected Poems" (1997). He has co-edited several collections, including "Prairie Volcano: An Anthology of North Dakota Writing" (with Martha Meek, also a faculty member in the UND Department of English) and "After the Storm: Poems on the Persian Gulf War" (with F.D. Reeve).

Meek's poems have been widely published and represented in collections such as Imagining Home and The Pushcart Prize. Before coming to UND in 1985, Meek was a visiting writer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sara Lawrence College. He has received grants from the Bush Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1996, as a participate in the artists' exchange program with Canada and Mexico, Meek was a writer-in-residence at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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

The Lectures and preceding social hours are intended to be recurring occasions for members of the University community to interact and strengthen their sense of unity. These periodic gatherings can help the public to recognize the university as a unique institution in society, an academic community with scholarly roles and contributions that go beyond, but at the same time enrich, its own educational programs.

The 1997-98 Faculty Lecture Series will feature four presentations within the distinctive setting of the North Dakota Museum of Art.

-- Peter Johnson (University Relations), for the Faculty Lecture Series Committee.



At noon Wednesday, Feb. 25, in 217 Merrifield Hall, the History Department and the North Dakota Humanities Council will present a talk by Albert Berger (History) titled "William Avery Rockefeller of North Dakota." This is a Larry Remele Award Lecture. There will be a question and discussion period following Professor Berger's presentation, which is open to all. Bring your lunch. For more information, please contact me.

-- David Rowley, Department of History, 777-3380.



The University Senate will meet Thursday, March 5, 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., Thursday, Feb. 19. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.

-- Alice Poehls (Admissions and Records), Secretary, University Senate.



The Institutional Review Board will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, March 6, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Feb. 24. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the full Board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, Feb. 17.

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.



Two-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright August Wilson will deliver the Presidential Lecture Friday, March 27, 8 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Wilson will also participate in the 29th Annual UND Writers Conference, March 24-27.

Wilson first won the Pulitzer in 1986 for the play "Fences." He won again in 1992 for "The Piano Lesson," a tale of an African-American family in Depression-era Pittsburgh struggling with the decision to sell their family piano, a symbol of the family's survival and identity in America. It recently was performed live as a teleplay on CBS, and the video, featuring Charles S. Dutton and Alfred Woodard, is available at video stores.

Most of Wilson's plays take place in Pittsburgh, where Wilson grew up in poverty and dropped out of school at 15. Today, he is considered to be one of the finest American dramatists alive. A five-time winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best play, Wilson also has won a Tony award.

Wilson's collective work takes a look at the African-American experience in America during the 20th century, one play for each decade. Wilson's newest work is "Two Trains Running."

On March 27, Wilson will join writers Toi Derricotte, John Hanson and Susan Yuzna for a noon panel discussion, "History and Genre." He will deliver the Presidential Lecture at 8 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

-- Jim McKenzie (English), Director, Writers Conference.



The Council on International Educational Exchange is offering Faculty Development Exchange Seminars for seven to 12 days of intensive overseas experiences. The exchange available to both faculty and administrators, is designed to stimulate campus initiatives towards internationalizing curricula through the exploration of international issues and the exchange of views with academic peers in other countries.

The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1. A series of 12 summer 1998 seminars will be held to include the following: BRAZIL: "The Emerging Giant" (with a focus on business), June 1-9; CHILE: "Economic Reform, Free Trade, and Democratization in Chile," May 31-June 8; CHINA: "Environmental Protection and Economic Development in China," June 6-14; CROATIA: "Independent Croatia: Reconstruction in Post-War Dubrovnik," June 1-10; GERMANY: "Adapting to the Challenges of the 21st Century," June 14-20; HUNGARY: "Hungary and Central Europe: A Region in Transition," June 14-21; LONDON: "The Arts in London: Theater, Art, and Architecture," June 8-14; MEXICO: "The Societal, Political, and Economic Impacts of NAFTA," May 31-June 9; RUSSIA: "Human Rights in Russia: Five Years After the Russian Constitution," June 7-14; SOUTH AFRICA: "The Dynamics of the New South Africa," June 7-17; TURKEY: "Understanding Islam: Impact on Politics, Economics, and Education," June 14-25; and VIETNAM: "Contemporary Vietnam: Recovery, Renewal, and Recognition," July 11-21.

Seminar fees range from $1,400 to $1,995 and include all costs except transportation to and from the country. For additional information e-mail IFDSRegistrar@ciee.org of the IFDS web site located at http://www.ciee.org or contact Sharon Rezac Andersen, 777-3273.

-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, UND International Centre.



The State of the Faculty Conference will be held at Bismarck State College Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, so mark your calendars now. Brochures will be coming soon. The keynote speaker will be John Frohnmayer, former National Education Association chair. Disciplines will meet on issues involving the Core of Our Work. This is sponsored by the Council of College Faculties and the North Dakota University System.

The Common Course Numbering Conference will be in Bismarck Thursday and Friday, April 23-24, to continue the work begun in Fargo. This conference will take place at the Capitol.

-- Elizabeth Hampsten (English), and Janet Kelly Moen (Sociology and Peace Studies) for the Council of College Faculty.




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


Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education: Controlling the cost of postsecondary education. FIPSE invites applications from public and private institutions of postsecondary education and consortia thereof, and from related non-profit entities, for support of demonstration projects in postsecondary education cost control. Awards will be made for projects that depart from familiar strategies for cost control and seem likely to improve upon them, rather than for the replication of already common practices. Certain approaches may be promising: reduction of credits required for a degree, specialization, rationalization of curriculum, technology for cost control. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria: significance of the project, quality of the project's design, quality of the project's evaluation, quality of project personnel, and adequacy of resources. Contact: FIPSE, 202/708-5750; fipse@ed.gov; http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/FIPSE. Deadline: 3/20/98.

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Effects of Alcohol Advertising on Underage Drinking. The NIAAA, in conjunction with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), seeks grant applications to conduct longitudinal research that will determine whether alcohol advertising affects initiation and continued consumption of alcohol by youth. Such studies should include examination of the short- and long-term relationships among exposure to alcohol advertising, alcohol expectancies and other mediating variables (e.g., personality and family norms), and actual consumption of alcohol among youth. Up to $2 million in total costs will be available for the first year of awards and it is anticipated that one to four awards will be made in fiscal year 1998. Contact: Send letter of intent to: RFA AA-98-002, Office of Scientific Affairs, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 6000 Executive Boulevard, Room 409, MSC 7003, Bethseda, MD 20892-7003; 301/443-4375; fax 301/443-6077. The research grant application form PHS 398 (rev. 5/95) is to be used in applying for these grants. Deadline: 3/31/98 (Letter of Intent); 5/7/98 (Full Application).

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Major support has been in the field of medical research, particularly Parkinson's disease and the welfare of children. Upon occasion, the Foundation will grant awards to educational organizations, especially when seed money or a challenge grant can launch a worthy project. Of increasing interest are environmental and conservation projects based in the Missouri region. There is no formalized procedure for making requests for grants, but applicants should send a brief letter that clearly states the complete financial planning and costs involved, as well as other material information substantiating the validity of the project. If additional information is needed, the Foundation will notify the applicant. Contact: 573/581-5568; fax 573/581-1714; Box 523, Mexico, MO 65265. Deadline: 4/1/98; 10/1/98.

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Faculty Scholars Program provides up to $50,000/year for 5 years to promote research and development of junior faculty members who conduct research relevant to understanding and promoting the well-being and healthy development of children, adolescents, and youth. Special interest lies in fostering research in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, political science, history, and sociology, as well as in fields traditionally concerned with child development and mental health, such as pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, and social work. Research that is interdisciplinary across fields and addresses multiple problems and several etiological factors in the same program is of particular interest. Contact: Grants Coordinator, Faculty Scholars Program, 515 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022-5403; 212/752-0071. Deadline: 7/1/98.

Grants for the Development of Children, Adolescents and Youth support research on the development, primarily the origins and outcomes of problem behaviors, of school-age children, adolescents and youth. Research grants address the sponsor's primary mission which is the enhancement of children's development and mental health. The sponsor supports a variety of studies whose goals are to understand and prevent some of the major problems of children and youth, to facilitate successful child and adolescent development, and to assure optimal preparation for the transition to adulthood. Special emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary research. Initial contact should be in the form of a letter for which guidelines are provided. A full proposal will be requested if the project falls within the sponsor's program interests. Contact: Grants Coordinator, 515 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022-5403; 212/752-0071. Deadline: Open.

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The National Security Education Program (NSEP) competition will award from 5-15 grants ranging from $25,000-$450,000 for projects of 1, 2, 3 or 4 years duration. NSEP seeks to support projects that either develop and disseminate critical information and resources or further the programmatic infrastructure of international education in the U.S. higher education community. The program seeks proposals which substantively contribute to U.S. National Security by emphasizing the study of foreign languages, geographical areas, and fields of study designated as critical to U.S. national security (excluding Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). NSEP encourages proposals that: (1) improve language acquisition and cultural knowledge; (2) improve study and work opportunities abroad; (3) stimulate faculty interest and involvement in international aspects of curriculum; (4) improve information dissemination and linkages across institutions; and/or (5) broaden the base of interdisciplinary and institutional relationships. Independent merit-review panels will evaluate proposals on: how well the proposal addresses issues involving U.S. National Security; the responsiveness to identified needs; cost effectiveness; prospects for wider impact; applicant's capacity; and evaluation plans. Contact: Download the grant solicitation from the NSEP homepage at http://www.dtic.mil/defenselink/pubs/nsep or mail a request to: NSEP, Institutional Grants, Rosslyn, P. O. Box 20010, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Arlington, VA 22209-2248; fax 703/696-5667; nsepo@osd.pentagon.mil. For further information, contact Dr. Edmond J. Collier at 703/696-1991. Deadline: 4/10/98 (Preliminary, 5-page proposals).

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The Innovation Grants Competition seeks to spark new levels of creativity and ingenuity at the world's research universities by challenging doctoral candidates in the sciences, liberal arts and engineering disciplines to examine their dissertations in light of their commercial potential. The Forum's goal is to encourage "entre-preneurial literacy" among the academic research community -- fostering greater awareness of market opportunities and highlighting the wealth of intellectual capital being created at the world's institutions of higher learning. At the same time, the Innovation Grants Competition will seek to make academic research more accessible and relevant to the public at large. A cash prize will be awarded to the five Ph.D. students who best explain the commercial application of their dissertation topic. One first place prize of $50,000, two second place prizes of $20,000, two third place prizes of $10,000, and Discretionary grants of $3,000 will be awarded. The winning candidates' university departments will also receive a $5,000 Innovation Grant in recognition of their support of the Competition. Only doctoral candidates who successfully defended their doctoral dissertations between January 1, 1996, and May 31, 1998, and who have received their Ph.D. from an accredited university in any country are eligible to apply. Students in all academic disciplines -- including the natural, physical and social sciences, the liberal arts, engineering and mathematics -- are eligible to apply, except those pursuing Ph.D.s in schools of business, law or journalism. Medical school students are ineligible unless the candidate has received a joint Ph.D./MD degree in one of the eligible disciplines. Proposals that are receiving private financing (e.g., venture capital investment) as of the date the prizes are awarded are not eligible to receive an Innovation Grant. Contact: Merill Lynch Forum, 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10080-6105; InnovationGrants@ml.com; http://www.ml.com/innovation/. Deadline: 6/1/98.

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ArtsLink Residencies provided support to host an ArtsLink fellow, either an artist or arts manager from Central and Eastern Europe, for a 5-week residency. The opportunity to host artists or arts managers from other countries can inspire new work and lead to future artistic collaborations. Organizations should design residencies that will provide the fellow with hands-on experience that is relevant to the visitor's professional goals. Residencies should also incorporate the visiting professional into the host organization's activities and provide interaction with local artists or organizations in the community. Fellows are professional artists and arts managers that have been selected by a review panel comprised of U.S. arts professionals. Arts disciplines include: architecture and design; dance; literature; media; music; theater; traditional arts; visual arts (including photography, painting, and applied art); and multidisciplinary projects. Applicants are U.S. nonprofit cultural organizations, educational organizations and units of city, county, tribal or state government working in the performing, design, media, literary, and visual arts. Grants are for $5,000. Contact: ArtsLink, 212/643-1985 X22; fax 212/643-1996; artslink@cecip.org. Deadline: 7/1/98.

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Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards provide support for the best children's books in original fiction or poetry, picture books, and nonfiction. Eligible applicants are authors, or publishers on behalf of their authors. Each award provides $500. Books must have been published in the U.S. between June 1, 1997 and May 31, 1998. Reissued editions are not eligible, though new editions of previously issued books are eligible. Any juvenile book is eligible, though no textbooks will be considered. Contact: Horn Book, Inc., 11 Beacon Street, Suite 1000, Boston, MA 02108; 617/227-4709; or Boston Globe, Public Relations Department, P. O. Box 2378, Boston, MA 02107-2378. Deadline: 5/15/98.

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AGI/AIPG Summer Internships in Geoscience and Public Policy provide support for outstanding undergraduate or graduate geoscience students with a strong interest in federal science policy. The internship provides a unique opportunity to gain experience with the legislative and executive branches of the federal government by working in the office of the sponsor's Government Affairs Program. Governmental affairs covers areas such as environmental protection; water, energy, and mineral resources; geoscience data preservation; federal funding for geoscience research and education; and geologic hazards. Specific activities for the summer interns include: monitoring and analyzing geoscience and environmental legislation in Congress; updating legislative and policy information on the sponsor's world-wide web site; attending House and Senate hearings and preparing summaries; assisting in the preparation of congressional testimony and policy statements; responding to information requests from the sponsor's member societies; attending meetings with policy-level staff members in Congress, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences. Two or more interns will be supported for 12 weeks during summer 1998 at a stipend of $3,000. Contact: David Applegate, Ph.D., Director of Government Affairs, 703/379-2480; fax 703/374-7563; govt@agiweb.org. Deadline: 4/1/98.

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Congressional Research Grants provide up to $3,000 to any individual with a serious interest in studying the U.S. Congress, especially congressional leadership. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, and the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. Proposals are sought that link Congress and congressional leadership with the creation, implementation, and oversight of public policy. Some policy areas of interest include trade, regulation, the environment, labor relations, and technology development. The sponsor aims to support original research which is intended for publication in some form or for application in a teaching or policy-making setting. Eligible applicants include political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists, as well as graduate students. Grants are normally for one year. Contact: Frank H. Mackaman, Executive Director, fmackaman@pekin.net; 309/347-7113; fax 309/347-6432. Deadline: 4/30/98.

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Research Assistance Grants are awarded to qualified individuals conducting scholarly research in music. The subject of the research must be related to American music or to music in America. Grants generally do not exceed $1,000. Eligible applicants include faculty members and graduate students who can show evidence of previous successful writing and research, or who show evidence of unusual knowledge or competence in the field to be researched. Contact: James P. Morris, Associate Director, 812/867-2433; fax 812/867-0633; lyrecrest@sinfonia.org; http://www.sinfonia.org/. Deadline: 5/1/98.

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




Departments are reminded that University fund numbers cannot be used for personal mail, UPS, Federal Express, or duplicating.

-- Darin Lee, Supervisor, Campus Postal Services.



By this point in time, we expect that departments who sustained losses as a result of the flood have reported those losses on the Major Equipment Flood Form to Pat Hanson, Payroll. A Master Loss List has been compiled from those reports and we have proceeded with filing the appropriate documentation with FEMA for reimbursement.

According to FEMA requirements, all permanent repairs and content replacements transactions must be completed within 18 months of the disaster. A completed transaction for content replacement means the replacement items have been delivered, accepted and we have an invoice. To ensure that we meet the FEMA deadlines, we ask that you take the necessary steps to order the replacement items for your reported losses so those orders are filled by June 30, 1998. If you have reported losses you plan to replace but are unable to do so by June 30, please contact me by Feb. 15.

If you have received donated equipment or supplies to replace items lost in the flood, we need to have that information. Please forward a schedule of donated items, including a reference to the master Loss List index number for the item replaced, to Shelly Kain, Box 8253.

It is important that we proceed with replacing lost items so that we do not encounter problems with FEMA deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact me.

-- Peggy Lucke, Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations, 777-2960.




University Senate, at its regular monthly meeting Feb. 5, covered and approved all 15 business calendar items of a detailed nature without having to extend its regular 5:30 p.m. adjournment time. Most dealt with alterations in the Senate membership and election procedures and faculty tenure and promotion procedural changes. Among them are some requiring second readings before going for final approval by the State Board of Higher Education.

Also approved at the February meeting, attended by 52 of the present 79 Senate members, were: a recommendation for an honorary degree recipient (dependent upon final approval by the State Board of Higher Education) and a resolution for a delay by the Board in decisions about per-credit tuition charges until further study and determinations.

Senate heard a note of thanks from UND President Kendall Baker for its January meeting resolution of support in light of matters and discussions about UND finances and a budget audit. Details on proceedings of the February meeting, and other Senate information such as agendas, minutes of other meetings, and announcements, can be accessed under the UND Internet home page, Academics -- Senate (http://www.und.edu).

-- Jim Penwarden, University Relations.



Face to Face Communications announces a strategic alliance with UND's Center for Innovation and Division of Continuing Education to offer the area's first commercial video conferencing site. The site, located at the Rural Technology Center, will offer businesses and organizations the opportunity to reduce travel time and expenses but still meet "face to face" with people in remote areas.

Face to Face Communications, the newest tenant in the Rural Technology Incubator, is the North Dakota, Greater Minnesota and Manitoba dealer for Video Flyer equipment manufactured by RSI Systems of Edina, Minn. The equipment allows video conferencing without a computer, or will work in conjunction with a PC or a Macintosh computer. It operates via telephone lines, and allows businesses to hold interactive video meetings across town, or around the world.

Since travel is the single largest expense facing business today, video conferencing can offer significant cost savings for companies. There is an average of four to 10 hours of unproductive time per one hour of productive time when travel is involved in business. Face to Face aims to cut those unproductive hours, as well as the costs associated with travel, by offering businesses a cost-effective alternative.

The strategic alliance between Face to Face, the Center for Innovation and the Division of Continuing Education offers businesses and organizations the opportunity to utilize the video conferencing equipment, try it out, and test its advantages for themselves. This is great communications technology for busy entrepreneurs and companies wishing to talk to branch offices, suppliers, vendors and customers. This technology also fits the mission of the Rural Technology Incubator perfectly, since the purpose of the incubator is to develop, test market, and demonstrate technologies and technology-driven ventures, and to provide assistance to emerging entrepreneurs.

Businesses interested in having a demonstration of the equipment at the Rural Technology center, or in booking a room to hold a video conference meeting should call Face to Face Communications at (218) 281-7285, or the Center for Innovation at 777-3132.

-- Bruce Gjovig, Director, Center for Innovation.



The University will join hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in the second National Eating Disorders Screening Program during Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 23-28. The University Counseling Center will conduct a free educational program and eating disorder screening Monday, Feb. 23, at noon in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union. Students who participate in the program will have an opportunity to learn about the symptoms and serious consequences of eating disorders. They will also be given a free self-administered, eating disorder questionnaire and confidential interpretation. For students who are in need of further evaluation and treatment, the Counseling Center will provide assistance. Please help bring this important program to the attention of UND students.

-- Dick Grosz, Director, Counseling Center.



The Copy Stop, located on the main floor of the Memorial Union, can make color photocopies using a Hewlett Packard Color Copier. Stop by and take a look at our samples. Phone calls are welcome at 777-2415. Color is for everyone!

-- Sharon Schimke, Copy Stop, Memorial Union.



At the annual meeting of the Credit Union Wednesday, Jan. 28, three board members and one credit committee member were elected. Thomas Wiggen, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Patricia Hanson, Director of Payroll, were elected to three-year terms. Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator at the Memorial Union, was elected to a one-year unexpired term. Elected to serve a three-year term on the Credit Committee was Renee Twite, Account Technician, Controller's Office.

The officers for the coming year are Thomas Wiggen, President; Patricia Hanson, Vice President; Frank Slater, Treasurer; Marsha Nelson, Secretary; and Leo Saucedo, member.

Copies of the Annual Report are available at the Credit Union office. Please write or phone 777-2274 for a copy.

A special thanks to Allison Peyton for five years of service on the Board of Directors. Also, thanks to Cindy Fetsch for seven years service on the Credit Committee.

Thanks to you, the member owners, for using your Credit Union.

-- George Meister, Manager, University Federal Credit Union.



College of Arts and Sciences

Thomas Gilsdorf (Mathematics) presented "The P-Adic Weak Basis Theorem" at the joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mexican Mathematical Society in Oaxaca, Mexico.

College of Business and Public Administration

Ute Sartorius (Industrial Technology) presented the following research papers: "The Digital Era and the Rediscovery of Image Manipulation: Cultural Implications of New Technology," at the International Association for Media and Communication Research in Oaxaca, Mexico; "Cultural Imperialism Through Images in the Age of Digital Technology" at the 14th Annual Convention of the World Association for Case Method Research and Application in Madrid, Spain; "Maintaining Global Competitiveness in Compliance With Environmental Laws: Implications for the Graphic Arts Industry," at the 30th Annual Convention of the National Association for Industrial Technology in Atlanta, Ga.; "Signs, Symbols, and Metaphors: The Transnational Viability of Absolut's Advertising Campaign," at the 1997 National Communication Association in Chicago.

College of Education and Human Development

Poster presentations made by Sue Jacobs (Counseling) include "Reactivity Differences with Anger Recall Task: Communicative Versus Aggressive Expression," and "Immediate Feedback in Counselor Training: Implications for Self-Efficacy, Anxiety and Performance," at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Ill. She also presented "Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Older Adults: The Process of Psychotherapy with Older Adults" at the pre-convention Continuing Education Workshop. . . . Cindy Juntunen (Counseling) received the Psychotherapy with Women Award of the Division 35 (Psychology of Women) of the American Psychological Association. Juntunen also co-authored "Women and Anger: A Structure Group," Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 22, 97-110, August 1997, and was a participant in a roundtable discussion of "Transitions: School to Work, Work to Work, Work to Leisure" at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Chicago, Ill. . . . Denise Twohey (Counseling) authored "Knitting, Terminable or Interminable," a review of "Short Term National Emotive Behavior Therapy" by Windy Dryden, Contemporary Psychology, 42(2), 35-36, 1997, and co-authored "Angry, Weeping, Whining Women: Group Therapy as Treatment for Depression in Women," Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss, 2(3), 223-243, 1997. . . . Kathy Gershman (Educational Foundations and Research) presented ". . . And I Don't Get the Concept of Anything: Students Describe the Eleventh Grade Experience" at the Ethnography and Education Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. (also presented at the Ethnography and Education Forum at the University of Pennsylvania) and "What's Important to Me? My Best Friend Kristi: Adolescents, Community and Curriculum," at the Qualitative Research in Education Conference, St. Paul, Minn., (also presented at the Qualitative Research in Education Conference at the University of St. Thomas). Gershman chaired a symposium, "Coding and Coping: The Practice, Politics and Professional Development of First Time Fieldwork" at the Qualitative Research in Education Conference at the University of St. Thomas; other presenters at that symposium were Karen Dambom, Carole Milner and Carrie Beth Pedraza (all from Teaching and Learning). . . . Richard Landry (Educational Foundations and Research) with Vicky Downey (Nursing) published "Self-Reported Sexual Behaviors of High School Juniors and Seniors in North Dakota" in Psychological Reports, 30(18), 222-230, 1997; co-presented "Mentoring Graduate Students and Faculty on Research in Session: Contextual and Development Differences: A Shifting Paradigm for Mentoring in Academe" at the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Jackson, Wyo.; and "The Multicultural Competence of Student Speech-Language Clinicians" at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Meeting, Boston, Mass. . . . John D. Williams (Educational Foundations and Research) authored "Flashback: A Review," in The Fourth Decade: A Journal of Research on the John F. Kennedy Assassination, 4(4), 14-17, 1997, and "Nightmare in Dallas: A Review," in The Fourth Decade: A Journal of Research on the John F. Kennedy Assassination, 4(6), 21-26, 1997. . . . John Backes (Educational Leadership) co-authored "Sexual Harassment in North Dakota Public Schools: A Study of Eight High Schools" in The High School Journal, 80(3), 163-172, February/March 1997. . . . Donald Lemon (Educational Leadership) is a contributing author to Proficiencies for Principals: Elementary and Middle Schools (third edition), Alexandria, Va.: National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1997; published "Cyberspace for the Tenderfoot" in NASSP Bulletin, 81(590), 91-94, September 1997; "Streamline Agendas to Manage Meetings" in The School Administrator, 1(54), 36, 38, January 1997; and co-authored "The Current Role of the Elementary Teaching Principal in North Dakota" in The North Dakota Elementary Principal, 44(3), 4-5, March 1997. . . . Lynn Anderson (HPER) co-authored "Creating Positive Change Through an Integrated Outdoor Adventure Program," in Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 31(4), 1997, and presented "Inclusion and Recreation" at the Downs Syndrome Family Support Group/National ARC Conference, Grand Forks. . . Robert Eklund and James Whitehead (HPER) co-authored with G. Welk, "Validity of the Children's Physical Self-Perception Profile: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis," in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 68, 249-256, 1997, and "Who's Afraid of a CFA?" in RQES in the Classroom, 1, 6-8, 1997. Eklund also co-authored "The Social Physique Anxiety Scale: Men, Women, and the Effects of Modifying Item-2," in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 19, 188-196, and "Factor Structure of the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale with Athletes with Disabilities," in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 14, 74-82, 1997. Co-presentations made by Eklund include poster sessions on "The Modified-COPE Inventory and the Measurement of Slump-Related Coping," "Flow in Rock Climbing: A Study Highlighting Methodological Concerns," and "Mental Skills Training for Baseball: Personality Correlates of Adherence and a Multidimensional Evaluation of Program Impact," at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, San Diego, Calif. Other poster sessions "The Relationship Between Competitive Anxiety and Self-Presentational Concerns," "Cognitive and Affective Outcomes of Skinfold Caliper Use in Middle School Physical Education," and "An Examination of a Model of Stress and Burnout in Collegiate Tennis Coaches: Effects of Gender and Competitive Level" were co-presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colo. . . . Dana Robison, Charlotte Humphries and Robert Eklund (HPER) co-presented "Attrition in an Elite Level Softball Program," at the North American Society of the Sociology of Sport in Toronto, Calif. . . . Charlotte Humphries and Melissa Parker (HPER), et. al., co-presented "Elementary Physical Education Teaclenn Olsen (Teaching and Learning), "Conflict Resolution in Schools: A Review," in The North Dakota Journal of Human Services, 1(2), 28-37, 1997. . . . Myrna Olson (Teaching and Learning) published "Longing To Die/Fighting To Live," Grand Forks, Nathan Star Press, 1997; and "Helping Children Deal With Stress," in Practical Update, 1(1), 10-13. . . . Myrna Olson, Lynne Chalmers and John Hoover (all Teaching and Learning) co-authored "Attitudes and Attributes of General Education Teachers Identified as Effective Inclusionists," in Remedial and Special Education, 18(1), 28-35, 1997. . . . Myrna Olson and Lynne Chalmers (both Teaching and Learning) recently had an article accepted for publication, "Using Music to Reduce Noise and Misbehavior in a School Lunchroom," in the National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Stephen Rendahl, Kazumi Hasegawa and Lynda Kenney (all Communication) have been selected for inclusion in the Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998.

School of Engineering and Mines

B.P. Bandyopadhyay (Mechanical Engineering) has published a paper, "Grinding Characteristics of a Metal-Resin Bonded Diamond Wheel on ELID-Lap Grinding," in The International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 9, 1997. . . . The work of George Bibel (Mechanical Engineering) on helicopter transmission gearing has resulted in a special "Certificate of Recognition for Creative Development of a Technical Innovation Award" from NASA. The work, sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory focused on roter-craft transmission gearing and was featured in NASA Tech Briefs, "Program Makes Finite-Element Models of Spiral Bevel Gears," August 1997. A spiral bevel gear has a "generated" shape in which the manufacturing process simulates mating gears. This results in extremely accurate rolling motion. Better rolling precision means greater reliability, less noise, and increased fatigue life. The gear teeth deflect under load and the deflection disrupts the rolling motion (similar to a faceted bowling ball). Currently, there is no adequate design method for predicting deflection of spiral bevel gear teeth during multi-tooth meshing. Bibel's research efforts included studying the tooth surface by modeling the kinematics of the machining process. The mathematical solution of the tooth surface is then converted into a 3-D finite element model. In addition to gear tooth deflection, the finite element model will predict tooth bending fatigue, contact patterns and stress. Currently, increased power designs are limited by surface spalling and lubrication breakdown. Accurate prediction of these problems requires an accurate model of the contact stresses. Spiral bevel gear are a critical component by helicopter transmissions and tilt-rotor aircraft designs. Tilt-rotor aircraft could greatly reduce traffic at overcrowded major airports by flying city center to city center from conveniently located "vertiports."

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Hank Slotnick (Neuroscience) received the President's Award from the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education at the group's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. The award recognizes Slotnick's contributions to the theory of how adults learn and his abilities as a teacher of adults. It is given by the president of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, the professional organization of CME (Continuing Medical Education) providers in North America. President of the Alliance, Joseph Green, stated that he chose Slotnick for the honor because of "his outstanding contributions to the CME community in this country and around the world" and because he considers Slotnick "to be one of our preeminent researchers and speakers on the subject of how physicians learn and change." Slotnick also will receive an award, the Outstanding Contribution by an Established Investigator, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April at San Diego. That award is given for a paper presented last spring to the annual meeting of the AERA, "How Doctors Learn: Mechanisms of Action," prepared by Slotnick, Arlinda Kristjanson (Neuroscience) and others. . . . James Hanley (Internal Medicine and Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program in Fargo) has received the Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP) for the Army Chapter. The award is usually given to "fellows" and "masters" of the ACP who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service to their communities, regions and the ACP. Awardees are generally senior physicians and have been fellows for at least 15 to 20 years, with a long history of excellence and peer approval in internal medicine. They have served the College with distinction. Hanley joined the faculty in 1996 after many years in the Army. He was stationed at both Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colo., where he had received teaching awards. At Fitzsimmons, he was chief of the Department of Medicine and Program Director of the Internal medicine Residency Program until his retirement from the U.S. Army. Hanley directs the UND Medical School's Internal Medicine Residency Program in Fargo where 24 resident-physicians are training. Generally there are eight residents in each of the program's three-year levels.

Vice President for Student Affairs Division

Dick Grosz (Director of the University Counseling Center) has been elected Vice President of the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. In addition, Grosz serves as Chair of the organization's University and College-Accreditation Board. The International Association of Counseling Services is an organization which accredits counseling services in higher education as well as the private sector. . . . Karin Walton (Counseling Center) has been appointed to the Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners by Gov. Ed Schafer. Walton is the Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention Programming and a Counselor at the University Counseling Center.

Vice President for Operations Division

Jane Lunseth (Operations) and Jan Orvik (University Relations) co-authored "Battling Rising Waters at the University of North Dakota," in College Services Administration, December 1997.

UND Alumni Association and Foundation

The University of North Dakota's Alumni Association and Foundation received the first place award in the documentary/video category, out of more than 600 entries, in the 1998 District 6 CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) competition for its informational video, "UND Flood Recovery -- Facing the Challenge." The Alumni Association was recognized for its informational video used to inform UND alumni and special friends, across the nation, of how last spring's historic event affecting the University and surrounding communities. This piece was one tool of a three-prong solicitation which generated a total of more than $1.5 million in gifts to UND Alumni Association and Foundation's Flood Recovery Fund.

Editor's Note: Please send your publications, presentations, and other accomplishments to me at Box 7144 or jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. I'll be happy to print them in the next issue of "In the News."

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.




The Grand Forks Master Chorale will present "Voices Through the Ages," a celebration of choral music, on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St. From Schumann to Gilbert and Sullivan and Norwegian songs to spirituals, the program samples the rich heritage of choral singing.

The concert also highlights vocal music education in the public schools. The Chorale will present three student groups as its guests: The Sixth Grade Honor Choir, the Red River Concert Choir and Central High School's Centralian Chorus.

The Red River Concert Choir is directed by Brad Sherwood and the Centralian Chorus by Charles McCauley. Three elementary music teachers, Liz Eggers, Kathy Fiedler and Connie Sherwood, lead the Sixth Grade Honor Chorus in its only local performance this year. Seventy-three students, selected by their schools for the quality of their choral singing, make up this district-wide children's choir. Each student group will present several selections, and the choirs will join forces for the finale of the concert.

In its share of the concert, the Master Chorale will feature Benjamin Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," a work of great musical variety based on a text by 18th Century poet Christopher Smart. Several folk music selections will feature Chorale members as soloists. Folk guitarist Mark Diers will join mandolinist Lyndon Johnson in songs of Norway. Soprano Cheryl Saunders will be soloist in a spiritual, "I Been in the Storm So Long."

For several years, the Master Chorale has emphasized music education and cultural heritage in its February programs. This year, in addition to presenting the school choirs, the Master Chorale will give copies of "Sing and Shine On: A Teacher's Guide to Multicultural Song Leading," by Nick Page, to all schools in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Page was the Chorale's guest in 1997 and will return to Grand Forks in 1999 for school appearances and a teachers' workshop. The Chorale's gift of teaching materials is funded by a grant from Target Stores.

Tickets to "Voices Through the Ages" can be purchased at the door: $8 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for students.

-- Ruth Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.



Programs at the Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., include Feast and Focus at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 18, "Life in the Palm of Your Hand" and Soup for the Soul at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. Everyone is welcome.

-- Donna Oltmanns, Coordinator, Women's Center.



The Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. program at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., is "Celebrating the Culture of the Philippines." Come and celebrate the country known as Asia's Pearl of the Orient, the Philippines. Filipino music, artifacts, attire and ethnic food will be presented. Also a video of traditional and modern Filipino dances by the Kayumanggi Philippine Performing Arts of Winnipeg, Canada. Please join us.

-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.



The Theatre Arts Department proudly presents John Steinbeck's, "The Grapes of Wrath," adapted by Frank Galati, for its spring season opener at the Burtness Theatre. This production will be directed by Visiting Assistant Professor William Lacey. Production dates are Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 24-28, with all performances to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Burtness Theatre. Ticket prices are $5.

A dramatization of John Steinbeck's award-winning novel of Depression America, "The Grapes of Wrath" tells the story of the Joad family and the trek from the Oklahoma dust bowl to the promised land of California. The Joads are among the thousands of small farmers and sharecroppers evicted from their land and homes and set adrift to survive as best they can. Harassed and exploited, struggling just to eat, and finding themselves hated and feared wherever they go, the Joads fight to keep their family together through fire, flood, and famine.

Steinbeck's story centers on Tom Joad, the eldest son, who returns from prison to find his family homeless and forced to sell all they have in order to flee to the west, their hopes pinned on the promise of the good life in California. Disillusionment is quick and complete when the Joads fine themselves lost in a vast sea of humanity seeking the same impossible dream. Some, like Tom, react with violence, lashing out at their persecutors. Many despair and die. But it is the strength of character of people like Ma Joad that triumphs in the end, for Ma knows that the Joads and those like them are the people. They suffer, and their suffering strengthens them.

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please call the Burtness Theatre Box Office at 777-2587.

-- Laurie Hinn, Theatre Promotions Director.



Cellist Jan-Erik Gustafsson, who won the 1994 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, provides the next program in the continuing Museum Concert Series. The concert is scheduled at 2 p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art on Sunday, Feb. 22. General admission is $12; student tickets are $5; and children age 12 and under may enter free of charge.

The young Finnish cellist made his New York recital debut at the 92nd Street Y under the sponsorship of The Walker Fund Prize of YCA. More recently, Gustafsson has performed at the Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Since winning the 1986 Eurovision "Young Musician of the Year" Competition, Gustafsson has performed as soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna, Avanti, Camerata Bern and Bulgarian chamber orchestras, the Helsinki Philharmonic and Helsinki Opera Orchestras and the Jerusalem, Iceland, Bournemouth, Berlin Radio, Swedish, Finnish and Dutch Radio symphonies.

In the United States, Gustafsson has included recitals at Boston, Detroit, Iowa, Florida, Kansas, and Michigan. This current season includes engagements at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts Florida and the Tulsa Pops/Oklahoma Sinfonia, as well as recitals in San Antonio, Madison, and Springfield, Mo.

Noreen Polera will accompany Gustafsson at the concert on Sunday. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Julliard School where she studied with Martin Canin. As a soloist, Polera has appeared in recitals and concerts in the New York area, including an appearance with the New Jersey Symphony.

Selections for the concert include works by composers Leos Janacek, Ludvig Van Beethoven, Jean Sibelius and Frederic Chopin.

Currently on exhibit at the Museum of Art is "Old Friends: New Art Part II" which features new works by artists who have exhibited there before. In the East Gallery, Michael Glier's "Garden Court" is a series of paintings which depict cement walls over time with various stages of vegetation that partially covers bullet and mortar holes in the walls. On the West Gallery are works by several artists such as Jim Dow, Lynn Geesaman, and Kikki Smith. On the Mezzanine, the Student Art Show (which opens Sunday, Feb. 15) will feature the adjudicated works by UND students. This exhibition will remain through March 1.

-- Barb Crow, North Dakota Museum of Art.



Bobbi Jo LaVoi, a UND student, suffers from vasculitis, a disease resulting from an inflammation of the blood vessels in the kidney. She will be featured on the Thursday, Feb. 12, edition of "Studio One." Though she has suffered from this disease for the last nine years, she has maintained a positive attitude toward life.

The segment features Bobbi Jo's story of failed treatments ranging from chemotherapy to receiving a new kidney from her younger brother. Bobbi Jo will stress the importance of organ donation.

Students in Hatton, N.D., have built a greenhouse outside their school and begun a horticulture project. Through the new school-to-work program, 11th and 12th grade students gain skills in teamwork, problem solving, and communication. The students will be featured on the Thursday, Feb. 12, edition of Studio One.

"Studio One" is an award-winning one-hour weekly afternoon show featuring news, weather, sports, and interviews produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on Channel 3 at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen Fridays at noon and 7 p.m., 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.

-- Sara Odland, UND Studio One.




(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.)

February -- BLACK HISTORY MONTH (EBTCC: Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University Ave.)

Wed., Feb. 11: Movie Night, "Mississippi Burning," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m. (sponsored by University Program Council).

Thurs., Feb. 12: Workshop, "ABCs of Post-Graduation," UND Co-Op Education Office, noon to 1 p.m.; Movie Night, "Driving Miss Daisy," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.. (sponsored by University Program Council).

Fri., Feb. 13: Taste of Soul, UND Apartment Community Center, food and music (by invitation only).

Sun., Feb. 15: Mission of the Mother, M.C. Diop, EBTCC, 10:30 a.m.; Unitarian Church Service.

Tues., Feb. 17: Book Review, "The Works of August Wilson," EBTCC, noon to 1 p.m. (brown bag lunch); Movie Night, "Black Achievements," EBTCC, 6 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 18: Book Signing, Carl McNair, EBTCC, 3 p.m.; Seminar, "Gospel Music," UND Apartment Community Center, 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 19: Lecture, Carl McNair, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 1:30 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 23: Workshop, "Surviving in a Predominantly White Campus," Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 3 to 4 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 24: Book Review, "Black Fatherhood," EBTCC, noon to 1 p.m. (brown bag lunch); Movie Night, "Black Inventors," EBTCC, 6 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 25: On Another Note, "T-Mel Parks," EBTCC, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 26: Workshop, "McNair Program," EBTCC, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 27: Col. (Ret.) Fitzroy Neusom, original member of the Tuskegee Airmen, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, noon to 1 p.m., reception at EBTCC, 2 p.m.; Def Comedy Jam, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 8 p.m.; Dance, 10:30 p.m. (cost is $8).

Sat., Feb. 28: Black History Month Dinner, Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Through Thurs., Feb. 19 -- ART EXHIBITION, Scott Sherman, Photographer, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Through Sun., March 1 -- ART EXHIBIT, "Old Friends: New Art Part II," exhibit features work of 20 artists including Ed Ruscha, Donald Anderson, Duane Michals and Jim Dow, North Dakota Museum of Art.


Wed., Feb. 11 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Mississippi Burning," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Thurs., Feb. 12 -- ANATOMY AND CELL BIOLOGY CANDIDATE SEMINAR, "The Neurochemical Profile of Functionally Distinct Spinal Neurons" presented by Patrick Carr, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Wright State University, Frank Low Conference Room, B710, Edwin C. James Research Facility, lower level, Medical School, 11 a.m.

Thurs., Feb. 12 -- WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (WAC) DISCUSSION GROUP, "Learning from Student Writing," the open discussion will be preceded by a short presentation on "Studying Student Writing" by Joan Graham, Director of Interdisciplinary Writing at the University of Washington, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call 777-3600 or e-mail hawthorn@badlands.nodak.edu to sign up to attend or for more information.

Thurs., Feb. 12 -- LECTURE, "Thinking About Qualitative Assessment of General Education," presented by Joan Graham, founder and Director of the Interdisciplinary Writing Program at the University of Washington, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 4 to 5 p.m.; an informal reception precedes the lecture from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 12 -- CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF COLOMBIA, a night filled with music, dance, food, stories and artifacts representing the country of Colombia will be featured, traditional attire and literature will also be presented; International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; everyone is welcome to this free event; call 777-4231 for more information.

Thurs., Feb. 12 -- SOUP FOR THE SOUL, Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., 12:15 to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Thurs., Feb. 12 -- LUNCH BOX SPECIAL, "Kids and Computers" with Cindy Grabe, technology facilitator for the Grand Forks Public School, Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 12 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Driving Miss Daisy," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Fri., Feb. 13 -- 10-WEEK STAFF WRITING SEMINAR sponsored by the University Writing Program meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Memorial Union; call Libby Rankin at 777-2769 or e-mail rankin@badlands.nodak.edu for more information.

Fri., Feb. 13 -- WORKSHOP, "Some Approaches to Assessment Within Departments," presented by Joan Graham, founder and Director of the Interdisciplinary Writing Program at the University of Washington; a sandwich lunch will be provided free; please RSVP to the Office of Institutional Analysis at 777-4358.

Fri., Feb. 13 -- INTEGRATED STUDIES DISCUSSION, "Religion and Science," by Bertrand Russell (Chapter 1-5), 116 O'Kelly Hall, 10 a.m. to noon; call Pat at 777-3015 or Carl at 777-3058 for details.

Fri., Feb. 13 -- 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., Feb. 13 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Augustana College, Hyslop Sports Center, 8 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 13 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Augustana College, Hyslop Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 14 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. South Dakota State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 8 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 14 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. South Dakota State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Sat. and Sun., Feb. 14-15 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. University of Minnesota, Engelstad Arena, 2:05 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 15, through Sun., March 1 -- ART STUDENT COLLECTIVE/STUDENT ART EXHIBIT OPENS, North Dakota Museum of Art.


Tues., Feb. 17 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD DEADLINE for clinical proposals that require subcommittee and full board review.

Tues., Feb. 17 -- SENATE FORUM TO DISCUSS TUITION MODELS, Room 7, Gamble Hall, 4:05 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 17 -- ANATOMY AND CELL BIOLOGY CANDIDATE SEMINAR, "Stress, Apoptosis and Ocular Diseases" presented by David Wan-Cheng Li, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, Frank Low Conference Room, B710, Edwin C. James Research Facility, lower level, Medical School, 11 a.m.

Tues., Feb. 17 -- ILLUSTRATED TALK, "Looking Back: The Challenge," by Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Theodore Messenger, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; admission is free and open to the public.

Tues., Feb. 17 -- THEOLOGY FOR LUNCH, "The Sacred in Everyday Life," with Fr. William Sherman, St. Michael's Catholic Church, and Associate Professor of Sociology at NDSU, Christus Rex Lutheran Center, 3012 University Ave., noon; hosted by the Campus Ministry Association; faculty, staff and students invited for the free meal and discussion.

Tues., Feb. 17 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Peter Mayer, acoustic guitar Coffeehouse performer, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 8 p.m.; free admission.

Wed., Feb. 18 -- 9 O'CLOCK BRIEFING by President Baker, Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 a.m.

Wed., Feb. 18 -- FEAST AND FOCUS PROGRAM, "Life in the Palm of Your Hand," Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Wed., Feb. 18 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Leela Hier, Bookstore Assistant Manager, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 18 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "MARS ATTACKS!" Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), 200 McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- MEETING, University Curriculum Committee, 303 Twamley Hall, 3 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- SOUP FOR THE SOUL, Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., 12:15 to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF THE PHILIPPINES, come and celebrate the country known as Asia's Pearl of the Orient, the Philippines, with Filipino music, artifacts, attire and ethnic food; a video of traditional and modern Filipino dances by the Kayumanggi Philippine Performing Arts of Winnipeg will be shown, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; everyone is welcome to this free event; call 777-4231 for more information.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- OPEN LECTURE, Carl McNair, chairman of the Ronald McNair Foundation, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 1:30 p.m. (McNair will be available at 3 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18, at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center for book signing).


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