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University Letter

January 30, 1998

Volume 35 No. 31

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 31, January 30, 1998

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Tickets for the annual Founders Day Banquet may be purchased in the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall. This year's event is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. The program will again feature the presentation of awards for teaching, research and service, as well as the recognition of faculty and staff with 25 years of service and retired and retiring faculty and staff with 15 or more years of service. Tickets are $5 each.

-- Rita Galloway, Special Projects Coordinator, University Relations.



At the Jan. 22 monthly 9:00 o'clock briefing by President Baker, the main topic of discussion was the President's appearance before the Legislative Audit Committee to explain Medical School funding.

Before the funding was discussed, Baker announced that it is now possible to apply for admission to the University online through UNDInfo, www.und.edu, thanks to the work of Greg Chalmers and Jamie Heider of the Higher Education Computer Network and the Office of Admissions and Records. The challenge to increase enrollment continues; progress is good. Baker also announced that a Letter to the Editor campaign by UND students has achieved success, and read one of the published letters. At the last Board of Higher Education meeting, the Board approved naming CAS I after UND Aerospace founder and dean John Odegard. The Aerospace program has also been named after him.

Al Hoffarth discussed the development of University Village, which will require about $4.4 million in infrastructure development. Funds will be sought from the City of Grand Forks for the money. He emphasized that businesses within the Village must appeal to students, neighborhood and regional residents, and may include a movie theater, restaurant, laundromat, and a convenience store. The University has already received more than 20 inquiries from local businesses. The University, which will hire a developer, will draft an agreement that contains language ensuring development of the Village will follow certain standards and will not include a strip mall.

In discussing the publicity over the University's handling of Medical School finances, President Baker asked the audience not to overreact and to continue the work of the University. Recalling the University's long history, he noted that "UND handles crises well, and we will handle this one," adding that the University remains a first-rate institution that provides a fine education and will continue to do so.

President Baker appeared before the North Dakota Board of Higher Education Jan. 15, and the Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee Jan. 21 to explain Medical School deficits of about $600,000 resulting from unanticipated costs of completing its recent major building project. Although the University has more than enough funds to pay the deficit, monies were shifted to another account to allow the Medical School more flexibility, but yet to indicate the school's obligation to pay off the deficit over time.

There were suggestions by at least one member of the Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee that employees violated laws, but Baker emphasized that no laws were broken. An excerpt from the actual audit report of the NDUS for June 30, 1997, as read by Alice Brekke (Director of Budget and Grants Administration) follows:

"The Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review committee requires that certain items be addressed by auditors performing audits of state agencies. These items and our comments as they relate to the North Dakota University System (NDUS) are as follows:


"A review was made of Chapter 15-10 and other pertinent chapters of the North Dakota Century Code and we felt that the North Dakota University System operated within the statutes, rules and regulations under which it was created except as detailed below.

Not all NDUS institutions were documenting lease versus purchase analysis for equipment and personal property acquisitions."


"There were no indications of fraud or dishonesty." Peggy Lucke (Controller) also discussed the testimony she gave to the Committee. Lyle Beiswenger (Vice President for Finance) stated that financially, the University is in good shape and has the money to pay its bills. There was little mention in the media that, by refinancing some of the University's loans, UND has saved several million of taxpayer dollars. Baker then answered questions from the audience.

The next briefing will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The campus community is invited.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.




The Electrical Engineering Department invites the UND community to attend the first presentation in its Colloquium Series this semester. Ramakrishna Nunna from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey will be our guest speaker Friday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. in 324 Harrington Hall. Dr. Nunna is a candidate for a faculty position in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

He will present "System Design Automation Computer Aided Tools for Architectural Synthesis." Architectural Synthesis has emerged as one of the most exciting and challenging areas in the field of Electronic System Design Automation. Design communities are expecting it both eagerly and reluctantly, eagerly because it promises an increase in productivity and design space exploration, and reluctantly because it dictates a dramatic change in the design process of integrated circuits. In this presentation, an overview of the major issues involved in architectural synthesis is given followed by the description and capabilities of a comprehensive methodology for the synthesis of application specific integrated circuits. The methodology comprises of a vertically integrated set of interacting tools. The talk will highlight some of the processes involved in the design of such tools.

Please contact me at hsalehfa@sage.und.nodak.edu or at 777-4432 if you have questions or if you would like to give a colloquium.

-- Hossein Salehfar, Electrical Engineering.



Peter Meberg will present a seminar, "Regulation of Actin Dynamics During Neuronal Growth and Plasticity" on Friday, Jan. 30, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. Meberg is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University and received his Ph.D. degree in Psychobiology at Northwestern University. He is a candidate for the Cell Biology position in the Biology Department.

-- Al Fivizzani, Biology.



Professional staff across the campus are invited to sign up for a 10-week Staff Writing Seminar to be sponsored by the University Writing Program. The seminar will meet Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., starting Friday, Jan. 30 in the Alumni Room, Memorial Union.

Designed for those who do any kind of work-related writing, such as reports, in-house publications, professional articles, or informational materials, the seminar is open to anyone who wants to work on their writing in a positive, supportive "writers' workshop" setting. Each week one member offers a piece of work in progress to be read by group members, who respond by asking questions, offering suggestions, and otherwise acting as trial readers for the piece. This structure allows participants to benefit in two ways: 1) by getting timely feedback and suggestions that will help prepare a particular document for publication and 2) by learning general techniques that can be applied to a variety of future writing situations.

If you're interested in participating or have questions about the group call or e-mail Libby Rankin, Director, University Writing Program (777-2769), rankin@badlands.nodak.edu. We're also interested in hearing from those who might like to participate but cannot meet at this time.

-- Libby Rankin, University Writing Program.



The faculty and staff of the Integrated Studies Program sponsors a Friday seminar discussion group of students, faculty and staff. On Jan. 30, the discussion will focus on Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey" and on Feb. 3, the discussion will be on Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo." The discussion group meets in 116 O'Kelly Hall from 10 a.m. to noon; all members of the campus community are welcome to join the group. For more information, contact Carl Barrentine, barrenti@badlands.nodak.edu, 777-3058, or Pat Sanborn, sanborn@badlands.nodak.edu, 777-3015.

-- Yvonne Holter, Integrated Studies.



The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Feb. 2, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Consideration of nominations to Graduate Faculty.
2. Matters arising.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



The University of North Dakota, in collaboration with the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center (EBTCC) and Multicultural Student Services, will present a number of lectures and workshops during the month of February to recognize Black History Month. Activities are as follows:

-- M.C. Diop, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Multicultural Student Services.



"Business Through the Years" is the theme of the 11th annual Hultberg Lectureship panel that will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.

The panel features three successful women graduates of UND: Denise Flanagan, a Bachelor of Public Administration graduate, is currently the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant of the Navy (Civilian Personnel/Equal Employment Opportunity) in Washington, D.C.; Leah Manning Stetzner, a Bachelor in Honors and a Master of German graduate is currently the Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of the Illinois Power Company; Linda Nelson Butts, a Bachelor of Accountancy graduate, currently owns and is the President of the Prairie Inn Restaurant and Bakery in Carrington, N.D.

The panel will be moderated by UND First Lady Toby Baker.

The Hans and Susanna Hultberg Lectureship was established by their daughter, Clara Anderson, through the University of North Dakota Foundation. Clara graduated from the UND College of Business and Public Administration in 1928.

-- Pamela Imperato, Political Science and Public Administration.



The Theology for Lunch program with the theme, "The Sacred in Everyday Life," will be held Tuesdays at noon at Christus Rex, 3112 University Ave. The schedule follows.

Feb. 3, Larry Halvorson, Director of UND Family Medicine Center; Feb. 10, David Biberdorf, Optometrist, Adjunct Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Feb. 17, Fr. William Sherman, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Associate Professor, Sociology, North Dakota State University; Feb. 24, Campus Ministry Association, Panel Discussion.

Join us for a free meal and discussion time together. The program is presented by the Campus Ministry Association.

-- Campus Ministry Association.



Department Chairpersons and Academic Program Directors are reminded of the Conflict Resolution workshop scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Rural Technology Center. A complimentary lunch will be provided on-site. The workshop has been designed especially for persons in these academic leadership positions. Registration has been extended to Monday, Feb. 2; to register, phone the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325.

-- Dan Rice, Office of Instructional Development.



"Diversity in the Classroom" is the topic for the "On Teaching" box lunch session scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union. The conversation will be facilitated by Rob Kweit (Political Science), Mary Lou Fuller (Teaching and Learning), and M.C. Diop (Multicultural Student Services). To reserve a complimentary box lunch, phone 777-3325 by Monday, Feb. 2.

-- Dan Rice, Office of Instructional Development.



A reception in honor of Sandy Krom (Word Processing) will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Edna Twamley Room, fourth floor, Twamley Hall. Sandy has been with the University for 20 years. She is moving to the Medical School Pediatrics Department. Please join us to wish her well in her new position.

-- Sherry Metzger, Duplicating Services.



The University Senate will meet Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.


1) Announcements.

2) Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.

3) Question Period.


No items submitted.


4) Recommendation from the Honorary Degrees Committee for an Honorary Degree. Raymond Fischer, Chair.

5) Resolution from the Senate Executive Committee:

Whereas, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education is considering and has assigned a committee to study a per-credit tuition model, and

Whereas, the impacts of per-credit tuition are not well understood, and

Whereas, the University communities have not had opportunity to discuss formally the "Tuition Model Status Report."

Therefore, be it resolved that the University of North Dakota Senate requests the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education to postpone a decision concerning per-credit tuition until the issue can be thoroughly studied and it can be determined that the benefits clearly outweigh the negative impacts of such a change.

Be it further resolved that campus forums be scheduled so that campus communities have opportunity to discuss the report and provide input to the State Board of Higher Education on this issue.

-----Al Fivizzani, Chair.

6) Recommendation from the Senate Executive Committee that the Bylaws of the UND Senate (Membership, 2.,3.,5.) be changed so that the Senate election procedures shall be completed before May 1 of each year. In the event that a Senator, elected at-large, leaves the University prior to August 15, the person receiving the next highest number of votes shall serve. College representatives who leave the University prior to August 15 shall be replaced using procedures determined by the college. The pool of eligible candidates will be those individuals entering at least their second year on August 16 of the next academic year. Al Fivizzani, Chair.

7) Recommendation from the Senate Executive Committee that the Bylaws of the UN Senate (Committees, 1.) be changed so that the Senate Executive Committee shall consist of these members of the Senate: the Chairperson; the Vice Chairperson; the immediate past Chairperson; two three faculty representatives, one to be elected each year for a two-year term; and one, aity or chronic illness;

4) circumstances beyond the control of the faculty member that significantly impede progress toward tenure. A request for extension based upon childbirth or adoption is normally approved. More than one request may be granted because of childbirth or adoption."

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

For requests for extension, the faculty member submits the request to the chair of the department who may consult with existing departmental governance bodies before approving or denying the request. Requests approved by the department are further reviewed by the academic dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs who grants or denies the request. Ordinarily a request for extension other than those for childbirth or adoption is not granted for more than one year.

In the personnel action review process for a faculty member granted an extension, the standards of the review will not differ from those applied following the normal probationary period."

16) Recommendation from the Task Force on Tenure and Promotion that the criteria for evaluation of early tenure and/or promotion should not be different than those utilized for such reviews when conducted at the typical time in grade of academic rank or probationary tenure status. Al Fivizzani, Chair.

17) Recommendation from the Student Policy Committee to add UND Student Organization Travel Policy to the Code of Student Life . Jan Zahrly, Chair. (Attachment No. 4 to January Senate agenda.)

18) Informal discussion of the Final Report of the Task Force on Interdisciplinary Studies. Janet Kelly Moen, For the Task Force.

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



The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will sponsor a seminar, "Legumain, a Novel Mammalian Protease," presented by Jinq-May Chen, Senior Scientist, Department of Immunology, The BBSRC Babraham Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom, at noon Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Frank Low Conference Room, B710, Edwin C. James Research Facility, lower level. Dr. Chen is a candidate for a faculty position in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

-- Edward Carlson, Chair, Anatomy Faculty Search Committee.



Student Academic Services will host a new office Open House Thursday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 2, O'Kelly Hall. Please join us for refreshments, a tour of the office and great conversation!

-- Cathy Buyarski, Director, Student Academic Services.



The Welfare Reform Academy has scheduled a series of conferences on various topics of welfare reform to be satellite broadcast to sites across the country on the first Friday of each month, from February through June 1998. The conferences will be broadcast from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and will be viewed in 130 Gamble Hall. They are scheduled for: Feb. 6, noon to 3 p.m.; March 6, noon to 2:50 p.m.; April 3, noon to 3 p.m.

While program agendas have not been finalized, the conferences will address such topics as: Evaluating Welfare Reform, Family Caps in Welfare: What Research Says about their Impact, Implementing the 'Illegitimacy' and Teen Parent Provisions of Welfare Reform, Preventing Second Births to Teenage Mothers: Demonstration Findings, Program Design for the New TANF, Welfare Reform and Child Care.

There is no fee to participants. Conference participants are to register for the conferences so that conference attendance can be monitored and so that they may receive conference agendas, speaker biographies, background papers, etc.

Please register by contacting me.

-- Mike Jacobsen (Social Work) at 777-3768 or mike_jacobsen@mail.und.nodak.edu.



The UND Police Department, in conjunction with the Greater Grand Forks Domestic Violence Task Force, is sponsoring "Building a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence," from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

This one-day training session will provide the framework for effectively developing a comprehensive community-wide response to domestic violence. The training will include:

1. evaluating policy and procedures

2. understanding battering

3. effects of violence on adult victims

4. overviews of effective models

5. interagency roles in coordination

Facilitating this event will be Chuck Derry, founder of the Clearwater, Minn., based Gender Violence Institute. Derry comes to us through the Duluth project and presented training to area law enforcement in October 1997 through the same grant funds. Duluth has been a national leader in helping communities develop programs that network all the agencies and service providers that impact families in domestic crisis. We will have a luncheon on this same day for attendees that will be hosted by Jim Odegard, States Attorney, Grand Forks County.

Due to the limited number of seats, please let me know if you wish to attend.

-- Sandra Wiper, Human Resource and Domestic Violence Program Coordinator.



The vastness of space, life in the universe, and planets beyond our solar system are the subjects that will be explored in the 1998 Benediktson Lecture Series in Astronomy to be delivered by George Seielstad beginning Saturday, Feb. 7. Seielstad is professor and associate dean at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and was recently named to the School's Benediktson Chair in Astrophysics.

The three-lecture series on Saturday mornings is designed to explore questions that humans have pondered from the first time they gazed at the night sky. Dr. Seielstad has created a lively and engaging, illustrated series aimed at high school and college students, and anyone who has ever wondered if we're really alone or if space really does go on forever.

The lectures are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, March 7, and April 4. They will be held in the Clifford Hall Auditorium on the western UND campus.

* February 7: Measuring the Infinite -- Nothing we humans relate to prepares us to comprehend distances to objects so remote they may no exist by the time their signals reach us. Most would shy from the task of measuring such vast distances, probably because on its face the task seems impossible. Not so! The human intellect knows no bounds. Even though our travels into space have taken us only as far as the Moon, our minds have explored a cosmos that dwarfs the distance to Earth's nearest neighbor. Come plumb the depths of space and the origins of time.

* March 7: Planets beyond the Solar System -- Nine planets orbit the Sun, each a unique treasure of landscapes and environments. Imagine how rich the treasure will be when we explore other planets around other stars. The exploration has begun. More planets are now known beyond the Solar System than within it. The lecture will explain how they were found and why there may be many more to discover.

* April 4: Life in the Universe -- If others stars anchor other planets, might some of the planets harbor life? Are we sure we know environmental limits on Earth beyond which life could not exist? Has life been found on Mars? Enjoy speculating about these and similar questions. Use them as benchmarks to consider the future of life on Earth. Can life survive an unwitting experiment in which one species introduces global changes at a faster pace than the Earth has experienced?

Seielstad came to UND and the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences in 1993 as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the college and professor in the Department of Space Studies. In 1994, he was named Associate Dean of the college, and director of the Earth System Science Institute, a multi-disciplinary research organization dedicated to studying global change issues.

Before coming to UND, Seielstad had an active career as an astrophysicist, first at the California Institute of Technology's Owens Valley Radio Observatory, then at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. He was Site Director at Green Bank, one of the world's premier research centers. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude, with Highest Distinction in Physics, from Dartmouth College. His Ph.D. in Physics is from the California Institute of Technology.

The 1998 Benediktson Lecture Series in Astronomy is made possible by the Benediktson Endowment and the UND Alumni Foundation which administers it. The Benediktson Endowment and Chair in Astrophysics was created by Oliver L. Benediktson, a North Dakota native from Mountain, N.D., and a 1930 UND graduate. He made arrangements to provide a $1.5 million bequest to establish the Endowment within the UND Foundation. The endowment provides funding to establish the Benediktson Chair in Astrophysics at the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Benediktson, Long Beach, Calif., died in 1996.

Additional information about the lecture series is available from Suezette Bieri at 777-4856. School groups are welcomed to attend the lecture series.

-- Tim Burke, UND Aerospace.



The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will present a seminar, "Modulation of Neuromuscular Synapse Formation by Overexpression of Synaptic Molecules in the Embryo," presented by Earl Godfrey, Associate Professor of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, at noon Monday, Feb. 9, in the Frank Low Conference Room, B710, Edwin C. James Research Facility, lower level. Dr. Godfrey is a candidate for a faculty position in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

-- Mark Olson, Anatomy Faculty Search Committee.




Faculty are encouraged to use the SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) student feedback process for the improvement of instruction. SGID is a confidential peer consultation service which generates helpful student feedback from individual classes. The process is best used at mid-semester which enables the instructor the opportunity to make "mid-course" improvements in the class. SGID documentation may be included by the faculty member in the promotion file as evidence of attention to effective teaching. To schedule an SGID or for more information about the process, contact the Office of Instructional Development, 777-3325.

-- Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.



Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to participate in the Mock Interview Day Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Local professionals will conduct and critique practice interviews at no cost to the students. This provides all students, in any major, an excellent opportunity to assess their interviewing strengths and weaknesses. Sign up for 30-minute time slots at the Career Services Office, 280 McCannel Hall.

-- Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services.




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


Research Grants provide support for grants directed at the prevention of birth defects. Research subjects appropriate for support by the sponsor include basic biological processes governing develop-ment, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies relevant to our mission. The sponsor defines a birth defect as any abnormality of structure or function, whether inherited or acquired in utero. Deviations from reproductive health of women and men as an underlying basis of birth defects, i.e., preconceptual events, perinatal course and premature births, are appropriate subjects for research support. Eligible applicants are qualified scientists with faculty appointments, or the equivalent, in universities, hospitals, and research institutions. Contact: 914/997-4555; fax 914/997-4560; 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605. Deadlines: 3/31/98 (Letter of Intent), 9/30/98 (Full Application).

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Doctoral Programs and Nursing Organizations. The Trust will award grants to develop and evaluate innovative models related to curriculum and faculty development in community-based health care. It will also award grants to educational institutions for nursing faculty and doctoral students to perform research and evaluation studies related to curriculum and faculty development in community-based health care. Grants range from $60,000-$120,000 for one or two years and may be used for student financial aid, staff and consultant salaries, project-related supplies and equipment, and other direct expenses related to the proposed project or activity. Deadline: 4/15/98.

Leadership Development Grants support leadership development in two ways: grants to nonprofit nursing-related organizations and fellowship programs for nursing students. The sponsor will make a small number of grants to nonprofit nursing-related organizations (excluding nursing schools and educational programs) to support activities directly related to leadership development for nursing students. It also sponsors the Fuld Fellowship Program for associate degree and baccalaureate nursing students in order to recognize outstanding students and promote their leadership development. Grants range from $50,000-$100,000 and may be used for student financial aid, staff and consultant salaries, project-related supplies and equipment, and other direct expenses related to the proposed project or activity. Deadline: 3/1/98.

Educational Mobility for Nursing Schools & Educational Programs. The sponsor provides grants to nursing schools and educational programs to be used for targeted financial aid to students pursuing higher degrees in nursing through LPN/LVN to AD programs and RN to MSN programs. The trust is particularly interested in proposals which supplement, rather than duplicate, existing financial aid resources that are currently available to students. The sponsor will also make grants to nonprofit nursing-related organizations to improve the facilitation and articulation among the different levels of nursing programs. Grants range from $40,000-$100,000 and may be used for student financial aid, staff and consultant salaries, project-related supplies and equipment, and other direct expenses related to the proposed project or activity. Deadline: 7/1/98.

Contact for all of the above programs: Paul Connolly, 212/681-1237; fax 212/681-1335.

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The Access Program is designed to benefit artists and organizations which present art programs in small and rural communities of North Dakota and to support organizations in communities of all sizes that make special efforts to serve special constituencies or minority groups. Goals are to strengthen existing art organizations and art forms, provide start-up funds for new or emerging art organizations, expand audiences, increase an organization's financial stability, support projects which serve special audiences, and expand opportunities for local artists. Deadlines: 4/1/98, 11/1/98.

The Arts-in-Education Program has emphasis in four areas: Artist-in-Residence Prograiting Research Proposals to develop alternatives to the use of animals in biomedical research, testing and education. Special consideration will be given to proposals that utilize human rather than non-human vertebrate tissue, do not involve the use of intact, non-human vertebrate animals, and can be completed in one year (multi-year proposals will be considered on a year-to-year basis). Funding of up to $40,000 is available to support individual projects. Contact: the Foundation, 14280 Golf View Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55346; fax 612/949-2619. Deadline: 3/30/98.

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The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy invites applications for two one-semester fellowships for university faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and other scholars whose interests focus on environmental conflict resolution. Contact: Kirk Emerson, Coordinator, 520/621-7189; fax 520/621-9234; emersonk@u.arizona.edu; http://vpr2.admin.arizona.edu/udall_center/. Deadline: 3/2/98.

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The objective of the Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program is to make available to institutions expensive, state-of-the art, research instruments, utilized in both basic and clinical research, which can only be justified on a shared-use basis and for which meritorious research projects are described. The Program provides a cost effective mechanism for groups of NIH-supported investigators to obtain commercially-available, technologically sophisticated equipment costing more than $100,000. The program is designed to provide for the acquisition or updating of a single instrument or an integrated instrument system not generally available through other NIH mechanisms or center grant programs. Contact: Marjorie A. Tingle, 301/435-0772; fax 301/480-3659; SIG@ep.ncrr.nih.gov (programmatic or scientific issues) or Ezra Moore, 301/435-0850; EzraM@ep.ncrr.nih.gov (fiscal matters); http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/index.html. Deadline: 3/20/98.

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The Data Analysis on Issues Related to Violence Against Women program will provide 5-10 grants of up to $150,000 each to support secondary data analysis on issues related to violence against women, including sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. The goals of the intended research are: to address gaps in our understanding of how violent behavior and victimization against women develop and to identify any information on the developmental antecedents of violence against women. While all research regarding violence against women is encouraged, applicants are encouraged to consider projects that will focus research on minority populations, rural populations, disabled women, and the elderly. Contact: Angela Moore Parmley, 202/307-0145; parmleya@ojp.usdoj.gov. Deadline: 3/16/98 (Concept Papers).

The Evaluation of VOCA State Compensation & Assistance Programs will provide one $750,000 grant for an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded compensation and assistance programs in meeting the needs of crime victims, with an overall goal of increasing their utility and effectiveness in meeting the needs of crime victims. Award duration is 30 months. The products from this effort will provide an evaluation of VOCA compensation and assistance programs, along with guidelines for increasing their utility and effectiveness in meeting the needs of crime victims. Contact: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, 800/851-3420; askncjrs@ncjrs.org. Deadline: 3/16/98.

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Areas to be supported by Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants in 1998 include: research on the introduction into the environment (not in a contained facility) of genetically engineered organisms; research on large-scale deployment of genetically engineered organisms, especially commercial uses of such organisms; research to develop statistical methodology and quantitative measures of risks associated with field testing of genetically modified organisms, and, subject to resource availability, partial funding to organize a scientific research conference that brings together scientists and regulators to review the science-based evidence, if any, that the introduction of a pest resistance gene into a crop plant poses the risk of increasing the fitness of weedy, sexually compatible relatives of the crop plant. Contact: Dr. Edward K. Kaleikau, 202/401-1901; Dr. Daniel D. Jones, 202/401-6854; Dr. Robert M. Faust, 301/504-6918; or Proposal Services Unit 202/401-5048, psb@reeusda.gov (for a copy of the solicitation and application packet). Deadline: 3/24/98.

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




Don Dubuque, Director of Extension Programs for UND Aerospace has been selected Flight Instructor of the Year for North Dakota by the FAA's Fargo Flight Standards District Office. Dubuque will now be considered for the FAA's Great Lakes Region Flight Instructor of the Year award.

Dubuque has over 22 years of academic and flight instruction experience. He has been with UND Aerospace for over 18 years. As the director of UND Aerospace extension programs since 1994, Dubuque runs the UND Aerospace's flight training centers in Huntsville, Ala.; Mesa (Phoenix), Ariz.; and Crookston, Minn. UND Aerospace provides academic and flight training programs at all three locations.

Dubuque is a graduate of UND in aviation. He began his career in aviation education in the mid-70s, then joined UND Aerospace in 1979 progressing rapidly through a variety of positions with increasing responsibility. In 1983 he was named Chief Flight Instructor, a position he held for 12 years. He was named Director of Extension Programs in 1994.

Throughout his UND career he has remained an active flight instructor. He has over 7,000 hours total flight time of which over 4,500 are as an instructor. He is a designated pilot examiner for the Private, Commercial and Flight Instructor certificates, and for the Instrument, Seaplane, and Multi-engine ratings.

-- Tim Burke, UND Aerospace.



There are messages about bogus viruses making the rounds again. Before spreading the word to others, please check one of the following sites to see if there is a legitimate reason for concern.



If you don't have access to a Web browser to check these sites or if you need additional assistance, please call the Computer Center Help Desk at 777-2222.

-- Dorette Kerian, Computer Center.



Tenis Tennyson has joined the UND Foundation development staff. Prior to his new position, Tennyson served as director of development/endowment, Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America in Billings.

"I am very excited to be a part of the UND Foundation, widely recognized as one of the most professional and strongest organizations for this size institution in the nation," he said. "I heard often of the success of the Foundation over the years -- the organization's high standards and integrity are well known to financial planners. I look forward to meeting the members of the UND alumni family."

UND Foundation Executive Vice President Earl Strinden said, "We are happy to have Tenis on board our development team. He comes to the Foundation with many strengths and achievements, as well as several years of financial planning experience." Tennyson will work primarily in the area of planned giving at the UND Foundation. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

He and his wife, Wynn, have purchased a home in Grand Forks.

The University of North Dakota Foundation, incorporated in 1978 to be a sister corporation to the Alumni Association, is the organization designated to receive alumni and other private gifts for the benefit of the University of North Dakota. The UND Foundation received nearly $10.6 million, a new record, from alumni and friends during its last fiscal year, which ended June 30, 1997. Included in this total is $1.8 million in donations (10,943 gifts) to the Annual Sustaining Drive. There were 1,994 new contributors and 11,250 total gifts.

The UND Foundation also recorded more than $1.3 million in new pledges which bring the total of known future gift commitments to nearly $36 million. Total assets of the UND Foundation now exceed $80 million, not including outstanding pledges. The UND Foundation administers more than 1,500 separate accounts, including 600 individual named endowments, and also serves as the trustee and remainder beneficiary for a number of charitable life income trusts.

-- Earl Strinden, Executive Vice President, UND Foundation.



Due to staff shortages and workload changes, the Computer Center is changing some procedures in scanning exam forms. All tests dropped off at the Production Control offices by 4:15 p.m. will be available for pickup the next morning. You will not be called when your exam is ready; you should be able to just pick it up. We will not be doing much scanning during the day, however, and you should not expect to get an exam back the same day it is dropped off. This will become effective Thursday, Feb. 5. If you have questions please contact us.

-- Marv Hanson, Associate Director, 777-3055, and Donna Bonderud, Production Control at 777-3096, Computer Center.



Tom Petros and Andrea Zevenbergen (Psychology) announce the opening of the University of North Dakota Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment. The Center provides comprehensive assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults. These assessments focus on learning, attention, and memory. Psychological difficulties (e.g., depression, anxiety) that can impact upon intellectual and educational functioning will also be examined. The Center accepts insurance payments from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Dakota, Medicare, and Medicaid. In addition, private payment will be accepted on a sliding scale fee basis. Appointments at the Center can be arranged by calling 777-4215.

-- Tom Petros and Andrea Zevenbergen, Psychology.



The offices of Personnel Services and Payroll have been working for the last few months on a project to expand the orientation program presented to new employees of the university. This expanded orientation will include all new employees, classified staff, faculty, student, part-time, and temporary employees. A video program will depict the core values and mission of the University; the orientation sessions will be held on a weekly basis; and will cover completion of the payroll and benefit forms and programs.

The new orientation program will begin with an introduction to UND's mission and values. The University's safety presentation will follow. All non-benefited employees will be released from the orientation at this point. Benefited employees and faculty will remain for a review of policies and benefit forms and programs. New employees will receive a memo from the Personnel Office noting the date of the orientation session they are to attend. If they received their benefit packets from the department, they must bring them to the orientation. If they have not yet received their benefit packets, call the Payroll Office to reserve a packet at the orientation. The following dates have been set for weekly orientation sessions: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.; Friday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m., and Tuesday, March 3, 1 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Mandan Room of the Memorial Union. Anyone with questions regarding the orientation program should contact Cheryl Osowski at 777-4361 or Pat Hanson at 777-4226.

-- Cheryl Osowski, Personnel Services.




A Budget Preparation Workshop will be held Friday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon in 305 Twamley Hall.

Budget and Grants Administration staff members will conduct the workshop, which will discuss the basics of budgeting and budget worksheet preparations. The following topics will be addressed: requesting and maintaining position numbers; funding sources and their limitations; overview of single and pooled positions; budget worksheets and description of fields; working with computer formatted worksheets; submittal of worksheets by computer. Individuals who prepare the personnel and operating budgets for departments are encouraged to attend.

Please contact me if you have any questions and/or you plan to attend.

-- Rosemary Thue, Budget and Grants Administration, 777-4151.




The Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. program at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., is "Celebrating Black History Month." Students from the African People's Heritage and Friendship Association will host the evening with stories, literature, food and music. Please join us.

-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.



Programs at the Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., include Feast and Focus at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 4, and Soup for the Soul at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. Everyone is welcome.

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



The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed, high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, gas forced air furnaces, office copiers, and several other miscellaneous items. They may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse at the southwest corner of campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Jan. 26-29.

-- Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.



The seventh annual North Dakota Museum of Art Gala Benefit Dinner and Art Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m. The Benefit Dinner, which has been both a successful social event and major fund raiser, will be held in the elegant galleries of the North Dakota Museum of Art. Dress is black tie optional, and valet service is provided.

The meal is a seven-course feast supervised by Master Chef Kim Holmes of Sander 1997 and Lola's restaurants and prepared and served in cooperation with Chef Frank Coupland, Barb Mesheski, and Diane Brenno of UND Dining Services. The entree this year is rack of lamb with mint sauce. Served along with the lamb are waldorf salad, duchess potatoes (whipped and piped), asparagus and baby carrots, and a puff pastry called profiteroles glac'e au chocolat for dessert. Fine wines provided by Hal Gershman of Happy Harry's Bottle Shop will accompany the seven courses. The Heitmann family of All Seasons will design red rose centerpieces for each of the 32 tables. A drawing for each centerpiece takes place at the end of the evening. To help make the evening more festive, small white lights will adorn the accent windows and doorways. Arnie Gudmestad of Fargo will provide harp music for the dinner guests throughout the evening and will include classical and jazz selections.

As with each of the previous benefits, a silent art auction will be held throughout the evening. The artwork will be on the mezzanine and ready for preview by Wednesday, Feb. 4. For information about making a reservation or volunteers, call 777-4195.

-- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.



The Department of Theatre Arts will present a graduate thesis production, "Floating Rhoda and the Glueman," by Eve Ensler. Under the direction of graduate student Laurie Hinn, the production will run Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 5 to 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Burtness Studio Theatre. Tickets are $2 per person and may be purchased at the door.

A twisted tale of romance and love, "Floating Rhoda and the Glueman" examines the issues of physical and sexual abuse, incest, rape and their effects and consequences on character relationships. Ensler goes one step further to show us how these forms of violence create the people we are and the people we will eventually become. Audience members are introduced to Rhoda (played by Stacie Erickson) who has been through it all: an incestuous relationship with her father, a husband who beat her, and now a manipulative boyfriend whose primitive sexual tactics seem equivalent to rape. Then she meets Barn (Travis Maruska), a caring man that truly loves her. But due to emotional distress, Rhoda is unable to let Barn anywhere close enough to love her. "Floating Rhoda and the Glueman" provides us with an opportunity to view one woman's struggle to find herself and the love of another.

Other cast members include Laura Henry, Tim Delcavo, Ben Olesen, Jennifer Churchill, Nicole Quam, and Ryan Lee. If you have questions, please feel free to call me.

-- Laurie Hinn, Theatre Arts, 777-4075.



The Parent Education Resource Center will hold its Winter Series of parenting courses. The schedule follows.

"Parenting Issues in the 90s," presented by Val Farmer, will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Westward Ho Complex, Gateway Dr. It will address parent/child relationships, family stress, trust issues with teens, parenting as a team, family rules/guidelines, parent/school relationships, single parenting, sibling conflict, and discipline at home.

"Teaching Our Children Character" will be presented by Leland Lipp Thursday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Westward Ho Complex, Gateway Dr. It will address parent/child relationships, family stress, trust issues with teens, parenting as a team, family rules/guidelines, parent/school relationships, single parenting, sibling conflict, and discipline at home.

"Teaching Our Children Character" will be presented by Leland Lipp Thursday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Westward Ho Complex.

"Kid Cooperation," presented by Elizabeth Pantley, will be held Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Westward Ho Complex. Sessions include kid cooperation, understanding your anger, and siblings without the rivalry.

Call 795-2765 to register. -- Parent Education Resource Center.



The UND Wellness Board is sponsoring a Wellness Fair Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Dozens of activities are planned, including a mini-workshop on wellness, an opportunity to donate blood, a yoga demonstration, and a folk dance demonstration. Everyone is invited to participate. Walk through the wellness exhibits in the Ballroom and visit with health organizations and businesses that promote wellness.

Booth space is available for those organizations interested in participating. Call Monique Clifford or Dawn Botsford for more details at 777-2663.

-- Dawn Botsford, Continuing Education.



Attention faculty and staff with kids in grades K through six! Here's an opportunity for your children to meet and "Shoot with the Sioux" men's and women's basketball teams on Sunday, Feb. 1, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Hyslop Multi-Purpose Gym. They will also have the opportunity to learn UND fight songs from the UND Cheer Team. Have your children bring their own basketballs with their names on them. "Shoot with the Sioux" is free to the public and is sponsored by Telesis, UND Student Alumni Association. For more information, contact me.

-- Kirsten Carolin, Special Events Coordinator, Alumni Association.




(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 Thurs., Jan. 29 -- ART EXHIBITION, Harold O'Connor, Metals, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Through Sun., March 1 -- ART EXHIBIT OPENS: "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.

Thurs., Jan. 29 -- ENGLISH LECTURE SERIES, Russian Fulbright Scholar Natalia Orlova will speak on "Higher Education in Russia and the Syllabus of the English Department," 116 Merrifield Hall, 4 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 29 -- SOUP FOR THE SOUP, Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., 12:15 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Thurs., Jan. 29 -- CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF CROATIA, international students from Croatia will provide an evening with a video, food, artifacts and stories of their homeland, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; all are welcome; call 777-4231 for information.

Thurs., Jan. 29 -- VIDEO PRESENTATION, "Raising Careful and Confident Kids in a Crazy World: Personal Safety Skills," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Thurs. through Sat., Jan. 29-31 -- COOPERATIVE LEARNING WORKSHOPS, presented by Karl A. Smith, nationally recognized leader in cooperative learning methods and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Associate Director for Education at the Center for Interfacial Engineering, and Co-Coordinator for the Bush Faculty Development Program for Excellence and Diversity in Teaching at the University of Minnesota; to register for the workshops or for more information, call Dave Morstad at 777-2458.

Fri., Jan. 30 -- BIOLOGY CANDIDATE LECTURE, "Regulation of Actin Dynamics During Neuronal Growth and Plasticity," presented by Peter Meberg, Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University who received his Ph.D. degree in Psychobiology at Northwestern University, 141 Starcher Hall, noon.

Fri., Jan. 30 -- ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM SERIES, "System Design Automation Computer Aided Tools for Architectural Synthesis," presented by Ramakrishna Nunna from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, 324 Harrington Hall, 2 p.m.; Dr. Nunna is a candidate for a faculty position in the Department of Electrical Engineering; call 777-4432 for more information.

Fri., Jan. 30 -- BUDGET PREPARATION WORKSHOP, Budget and Grants Administration staff members will conduct the workshop, which will discuss the basics of budgeting and budget worksheet preparations, 305 Twamley Hall, 10 a.m. to noon; call Rosemary at 777-4151 if you plan to attend or have questions.

Fri., Jan. 30 -- INTEGRATED STUDIES PROGRAM DISCUSSION GROUP on Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey," 116 O'Kelly Hall, 10 a.m. to noon; for more information, call Carl Barrentine at 777-3058 or Pat Sanborn at 777-3015.

Fri., Jan. 30 -- 10-WEEK STAFF WRITING SEMINAR, professional staff are invited to sign up for this seminar that will meet Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. (place to be announced); call Libby Rankin at 777-2669 or contact her by e-mail at rankin@badlands.nodak.edu for more information.

Fri., Jan. 30 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Morningside College, Hyslop Sports Center, 8 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 30 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Morningside College, Hyslop Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Jan. 30-31 -- SWIMMING & DIVING (women's), UND vs. University of Northern Michigan Duals, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 11 a.m. Jan. 31.

Sat., Jan. 31 -- TEST, Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), River Valley Room, Memorial Union, 8 a.m.

Sat., Jan. 31 -- TEST, National Certification Agency examinations, 114 Witmer Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Sat., Jan. 31 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. University of South Dakota, Hyslop Sports Center, 8 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 31 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. University of South Dakota, Hyslop Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Sat. and Sun., Jan. 31-Feb. 1 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Mankato State University, Engelstad Arena, 2:05 p.m.



Mon., Feb. 2: Workshop, "Star Power," Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center (EBTCC), 3 to 6 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 3: Book Review, "The Works of August Wilson," EBTCC, noon to 1 p.m. (brown bag lunch); Movie Night, "Kwanzaa," EBTCC, 6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4: Panel Discussion on Diversity with Dan Rice, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 5: Why Black History Month? "Soul Food," International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 9: Workshop, BAFA BAFA, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 3 to 5 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 10: Book Review, "African-Americans in North Dakota," EBTCC, noon to 1 p.m. (brown bag lunch); Movie Night, EBTCC, 6 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 11: On Another Note, "T-Mel Parks," EBTCC, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 12: Workshop, "ABCs of Post-Graduation," UND Co-Op Education office, noon to 1 p.m.

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

Tues., Feb. 17: Book Review, "The Works of Derricotte," 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.

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, 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: Def Comedy Jam, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 8 p.m.; Dance, 10:30 p.m.

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

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.

Sun., Feb. 1 -- SHOOT WITH THE SIOUX, children in grades K through six can meet with the men's and women's basketball teams, Hyslop Sports Center Multi-Purpose Gym, 12:30 to 2 p.m.; students are to bring their own basketballs with their names on them; free and open to the public.

Sun., Feb. 1 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Mankato State University, Engelstad Arena, 2:05 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 2 -- MEETING, Graduate Committee, 305 Twamley Hall, 3:05 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 2, through Thurs., Feb. 19 -- ART EXHIBITION, Scott Sherman, Photographer, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Tues., Feb. 3 -- HULTBERG LECTURESHIP, "Business Through the Years," Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 7:30 p.m.; participants are Denise Flanagan of Arlington, Va., Linda Butts, Carrington, N.D., and Leah Stetzner of Decatur, Ill.; the 11th Annual Hans and Susanna Hultberg Lectureship was established by their daughter, Clara Anderson, who graduated from the College of Business and Public Administration in 1928; the lectureship features successful women graduates from the College of Business and Public Administration and UND.

Tues., Feb. 3 -- THEOLOGY FOR LUNCH, "The Sacred in Everyday Life," with Larry Halvorson, Director of UND Family Medicine Center, 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. 3 -- INTEGRATED STUDIES SEMINAR DISCUSSION GROUP on Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo," 116 O'Kelly Hall, 10 a.m. to noon; call Carl Barrentine at 777-3058 or Pat Sanborn at 777-3015 for more information.

Tues., Feb. 3, and Tues., Feb. 10 -- TWO-PART SERIES, "Working with Your Child's Temperament," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 7 to 9 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.


Wed., Feb. 4 -- "ON TEACHING" BOX LUNCH SESSION, "Diversity in the Classroom, facilitated by Rob Kweit (Political Science), Mary Lou Fuller (Teaching and Learning), and M.C. Diop (Multicultural Student Services), Memorial Room, Memorial Union, noon; call 777-3325 by Mon., Feb. 2, to reserve a complimentary box lunch.

Wed., Feb. 4 -- CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKSHOP designed especially for department chairpersons and academic program directors, Rural Technology Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a complimentary lunch will be provided on-site; call 777-3325 before Monday, Feb. 2, to register.

Wed., Feb. 4 -- FEAST AND FOCUS PROGRAM, Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Wed., Feb. 4 -- RECEPTION for Sandy Krom (Word Processing), Edna Twamley Room, fourth floor, Twamley Hall, 2 to 4 p.m.; Sandy is moving to the Medical School Pediatrics Department.


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