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University Letter

January 9, 1998

Volume 35 No. 19

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 19, January 9, 1998

UNIVERSITY LETTER IS ALSO AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY in the Events and News section of UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address is: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm

The University Relations Office maintains an index for the University Letter.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

BILLBOARD

MONEY MATTERS

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

FYI

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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HOFFARTH TO HEAD MERGED FINANCE AND OPERATIONS DIVISION

The Divisions of Finance and Operations will merge and restructure effective Feb. 1, 1998. Al Hoffarth, now Vice President for Operations, will head the combined unit. Lyle Beiswenger, Vice President for Finance, will take extended sick leave beginning Feb. 1 and will retire July 31.

President Kendall Baker also announced the promotion of Peggy Lucke, now controller, to serve as associate vice president reporting to Hoffarth, and a plan to retain a consultant to advise on the implementation of the merger.

Involved in this major restructuring will be consolidation of most elements of the present Division of Finance, headed by Beiswenger, and the Division of Operations, headed by Hoffarth.

The two divisions will be merged with the exception of the Department of Budget and Grants Administration, headed by Alice Brekke, which will report directly to the President, and the UND Computer Center, headed by Dale Vetter, which will be transferred to the Division of Academic Affairs. Brekke will also hold the title of Assistant to the President. Dr. Marlene Strathe serves as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost.

Baker said he is negotiating with a major national accounting and management consulting firm to work closely with him and the divisional staffs to expedite a smooth transition and to propose staffing, organizational and policy changes that may be necessary to fully integrate the new structure.

With the exception of a period in the early 1980s, the University's present structure for finance and operations has been in place since 1971. Both Hoffarth and Beiswenger have served in their present posts since 1983.

The changes at UND mirror national trends in higher education as institutions search for ways to streamline their administrative decision-making, to control costs and to respond to an environment of diminished financial resources. Among the results of UND's actions will be the elimination of one senior administrative post and the more effective coordination of the non-academic administrative components of the University. UND hopes also to better focus its efforts in the area of computer services and related technology, which has become critical to the University's continued development of its instructional and research capacity.

Units now reporting to the Vice President for Finance include Budget and Grants Administration; Controller (Accounts Payable, Business Office, Purchasing and Central Receiving, and Cash and Investments); Personnel Services; Payroll and Risk Management; and the Computer Center (Academic Support/User Services, Administrative Information Services, Network Services, and Technical Services/Operations/Production Control). Major units in the Operations Division include Physical Plant; Residence Services (Residence Halls, Apartment Housing, Dining Services, and Children's Center); Auxiliary Services (Chester Fritz Auditorium, Golf Course, Transportation, and University Police, Parking and Traffic); Mailing, Duplicating Services & Word Processing; Printing Center; Telecommunications; Bookstore; Environmental Safety; and Radiation Safety.

Hoffarth is a 1969 graduate in business administration from the University of North Dakota and has done graduate work at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He joined the staff of UND as an accountant in 1969 and was promoted to director of operations/accounting in 1971 and to director of Operations in 1979. In 1982 he became associate vice president for business operations, and on July 1, 1983, was named vice president for operations. Hoffarth has been active in civic affairs, among other activities serving as a member and chair of the United Hospital Board of Directors.

Among Hoffarth's many contributions to the University and community was his service this spring when he was asked to coordinate UND's flood preparation and liaison with the city of Grand Forks.

Lucke graduated from UND in 1972 with a B.S.B.A. in accounting. She served as internal auditor from 1972-73, and as assistant director of grants and contracts from 1973-1976. After a year as the business manger of the Northwest Regional Mental Health Center in Grand Forks she returned to UND in 1977 as Assistant Director of Accounting. In 1979, she became Director of Accounting, a position she held until 1990, when she became the University's financial controller, responsible for the Business Office, Purchasing and Central Receiving, Accounts Payable, and Cash and Investments.

Brekke graduated from UND in 1979 with a B.S.B.A. in accounting and in 1987 with a Master of Accountancy. From 1979 to 1988 she held accounting and administrative positions in the UND School of Engineering and Mines, when she was named Director of UND's Office Grants and Contracts. Since July 1993 she has served as Director of Budget and Grants Administration.

In November Baker announced another major restructuring effective July 1 which will bring together under one vice president the Divisions of Student Affairs and Continuing Education, as well as four other UND departments. Robert Boyd, now dean of continuing education, will serve as vice president of the new structure, replacing Gordon Henry, who will retire June 30.

-- Kendall Baker, President.

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BRONSON LAND USE PLAN SHOWN DURING COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

A possible configuration of the Bronson Property Land Use plan was shown by President Baker during the last UND Community Conversation on Dec. 17. The preliminary drawing is to be used to determine the cost of infrastructure before the University requests a $5.5 to $6.5 million grant from the city to develop sewer, water lines, and other infrastructure.

At the center of the plan is a town square, which could be used as an amphitheatre and/or an ice skating rink. Baker said the ice skating rink is unlikely, since they hope to enclose the facility and make it usable in all weather conditions. The town square could be used for plays, readings, concerts, and other events, and is planned in response to students who feel there are not enough gathering spaces on campus. Parking and green space decisions have not yet been made. At the opposite end of the Bronson Property, there will be shops, comprising a University Village.

Baker sought ideas and input about the proposal, and emphasized that flood protection will be built into the facility. In response to a question from the audience, Baker said that they will work to ensure that University Village will fit with the University and neighborhood, and that it meets the needs of students and serves the community. In response to another question, he said that there are no immediate plans for new garden plots. The current garden plots will be displaced by the University Village.

Jan Orvik, University Relations, demonstrated new pages on UNDInfo, the University's web site, which have been designed to serve students, faculty and staff, as well as to recruit new students and provide information about the University and community's recovery from spring flooding. Featured were an interactive campus map, campus and University scenes, and a "clickable" University Letter. UNDInfo's address is http://www.und.edu.

President Baker encouraged the audience to promote the University in order to counteract negative national media coverage, which has been having an effect on prospective student numbers. He expects spring enrollment to drop, following a normal pattern. The goal for fall is 11,000 students. Baker answered several questions, including comments on the North Dakota University System plan to charge for tuition by credit hour. He encouraged people to take part in the discussions.

Baker also announced that Lyle Beiswenger, Vice President for Finance, will take extended medical leave Feb. 1, and will retire July 1. The division will be restructured; see related story.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE SET FOR STAN MURRAY

A memorial service is set for Stanley Murray, Professor Emeritus of History, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Federated Church, 2122 17th Ave. South, Grand Forks. Dr. Murray, 70, died Thursday, Jan. 1, at home in Lake Park, Minn.

Born in Fargo Aug. 16, 1927, he was the son of Byron and Nora Murray. He graduated from high school in Moorhead in 1945, and served in the U.S. Navy. In 1949, he graduated from Moorhead State University. He taught social studies and English in Sisseton, S.D., before going on to earn his doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1963. He married Marjorie Maier, whom he met in graduate school, in 1956.

He taught American History at North Dakota State University from 1956 until 1967, when he joined the history faculty at UND. He taught the American History Survey course nearly every year of his tenure here. He researched aviation, railroad, institutional, Indian, and American economic history. He wrote The Valley comes of Age: A History of Agriculture in the Valley of the Red River of the North, 1812-1920. He retired from the University in 1993.

"Stan Murray was a first-rate historian and dedicated teacher," said D. Jerome Tweton, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History. "He was the authority on Red River Valley agriculture. His interests did not stop there, however. Later in his career, his interest turned to the history of aviation and he published a pioneer article on air transportation in this region. Sadly, Stan is gone, but his life's work lives on for other generations to appreciate."

"I am deeply sorry to hear of Stan's passing," wrote David Danborn, Professor of History at NDSU. "He taught down here, of course, before I came here, and I know he always had a soft spot in his heart for us, as we had for him. Stan always struck me as a remarkably gentle man, in part, I suppose, because he was so quiet. I imagine he was a caring teacher. By coincidence, I reread his piece from North Dakota History on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa this week, and was reminded what a careful and thorough scholar he was."

Dr. Murray is survived by his wife; daughters, Lynne Wymore and Carol Quintana, both of Madison, Wis., and Ann Folson, East Grand Forks; a son, Douglas, Edina, Minn.; five grandchildren, three brothers, and a sister. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 13496, Grand Forks, N.D., 58208.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with contributions from D. Jerome Tweton (History, Emeritus), and David Danborn (History, NDSU).

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FOUNDERS DAY HONOREES SOUGHT

The 1998 Founders Day Banquet and ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 26. Employees with long-term service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored and recognized at the banquet and ceremony as guests of the University. The assistance of all deans, department chairs, office heads and other supervisors is requested in identifying eligible employees.

To prepare for Founders Day 1998, we will need the following information:

  1. Names of employees who will have completed 25 years of service on or before Founders Day (official date Feb. 27, 1998). Generally, these people would have begun service between Feb. 28, 1972, and Feb. 27, 1973. There may be individuals with an earlier starting date whose service at UND has not been continuous, but now totals 25 years (or will total 25 years by Feb. 27, 1998).
  2. Names of retired and retiring faculty and staff. To be honored, individuals must:

It is important that your list of eligible employees includes the following information: name of the employee, position/faculty rank currently held, department or unit, initial appointment date, dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these breaks in service were compensated such as a developmental leave or a leave of absence without compensation), and date of retirement (if applicable).

Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting information to Rita Galloway in University Relations, Box 7144, rita_galloway@mail.und.nodak.edu, by Thursday, Jan. 15.

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

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EVENTS TO NOTE

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT GRADUATION EXERCISES ARE JAN. 9

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the UND School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program graduation exercises at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The speaker for the exercises will be Gregory Culver, a family physician in Cando, N.D. A dinner will follow graduation at the Ramada Inn. For more information and/or reservations for dinner, call 777-2344.

-- Suzan Huus, Administrative Officer, Department of Community Medicine and Rural Health, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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NEW TUITION MODEL WILL BE PRESENTED JAN. 11

North Dakota State University Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs Laura Glatt will present the University System proposal for a per-credit-hour tuition model to the Student Senate on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union. She will present details of the proposal as well as field questions. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

-- Jonathan Sickler, Student Senator.

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HONORS PROGRAM PLANS OPEN HOUSE

The Honors Program will hold an open house Monday, Jan. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at its new location in Rooms 1-6 of Robertson Hall. All faculty, staff and students are invited. Join us for cookies, coffee, and a tour of our renovated and refurbished quarters.

-- Jeanne Anderegg, Honors Coordinator.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR ORRIN JOHNSON

An open house reception will be held for Orrin Johnson from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in 371 Upson II. Please join us in honoring Orrin as he retires after 21 years of service to the Computer Center and the University.

-- Dale Vetter, Computer Center.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR CAROLE BEIER

Carole Beier is retiring from UND's Vice President for Student Affairs Office. After seven years with the Bookstore and more than three with us, Carole is looking forward to spending a lot of time at her lake home. Please join us for cake as we wish her a wonderful retirement on Monday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union.

-- Patsy Nies, Vice President for Student Affairs Office.

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SUPERVISORY INTERVENTION SESSION SCHEDULED

An educational session, "Constructive Supervisory Intervention," will be presented by Paul Millner, Director, St. Alexius/Heartview Employee Assistance Program on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

Themes and objectives are to increase supervisors' ability to identify job performance and work behavior problems, to manage such situations through constructive intervention, and to train supervisors in the use of the EAP referral system.

There is no charge for the presentation, which is sponsored by UND and the St. Alexius/Heartview Employee Assistance Program.

-- Desi Sporbert, 777-4361, Personnel Services.

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BIOLOGY CANDIDATE WILL PRESENT LECTURE

Helen McNeill will present a seminar, "Forming a Sharp Border in Development: The Role of Mirror in Patterning the Drosophila Eye and Embryo," Friday, Jan. 16, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. McNeill is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University where she received her Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cellular Physiology. She is a candidate for the Cell Biology position in the Biology Department.

-- Al Fivizzani, Biology.

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MEDICAL STUDENTS HOST ANNUAL ELEMENTARY SCIENCE DAY

The local chapter of the American Medical Student Association will host Elementary School Science Day Saturday, Feb. 7, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Fifth- and sixth-graders from throughout the area are invited to attend the Science Day at no charge, but are required to pre-register. Registration flyers are being distributed to Grand Forks and East Grand Forks schools this week. Those who have not received a flyer should contact the Office of Public Affairs at the School, 777-4271, or Julie Hallanger-Johnson, 777-9578. Space is limited. Deadline to pre-register is Monday, Jan. 26. Science Day features a morning session which is repeated in the afternoon. It includes "mini-sessions" which offer hands-on learning about the cardiovascular, skeletal, respiratory and nervous systems and nutritional education. Medical students will use preserved human specimens including heart, brain, stomach, fat, lungs and bones as well as other learning tools such as x-rays, stethoscopes and other models to present information in fun and interesting ways.

Participants will experience hands-on learning at the computer, gaining insight to various programs on the body and cells with medical students. Other events will include presentations on tobacco awareness, organ donation and various science projects which demonstrate principles of biochemistry and physiology. A mini-session on HIV/AIDS requires parental consent.

The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is located at 501 N. Columbia Road. Participants may park and enter at the south side. The morning session begins with registration from 8 to 8:45 a.m., followed by mini-sessions from 8:45 a.m. to noon. For the afternoon session, registration is from 1 to 1:45 p.m. with mini-sessions from 1:45 to 5 p.m.

Instructors and parents are invited but not required to attend. Adult supervision will be provided the entire day. About 120 medical students, the freshman and sophomore classes, are expected to be involved in the event which is being held for the third time.

-- Julie Hallinger-Johnson, American Medical Student Association.

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UNIVERSITY SPONSORS WELLNESS FAIR

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 interact 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.

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SUGGESTIONS SOUGHT FOR 1998-99 FACULTY LECTURE SERIES

The Faculty Lecture Series Committee invites your suggestions for presenters for the 1998-99 Faculty Lecture Series. This year's Faculty Lecture Series features Jeffrey Lang, Biology (Oct. 21, "The Puzzle of Sex in Reptiles"); Don Miller, Visual Arts (Nov. 18, "Thoughtful Impressions in Clay: The Cable Years"); Jay Meek, English (Feb. 24, "Paul Cezanne and the Durango Kid: The House of Poetry"); and Joanne Gabrynowicz, Space Studies (April 7, "Of Faith, Framers and Farmers: A Space Odyessy").

Please send your suggestions, including the name, discipline and area of expertise of the person you are suggesting, as well as anything else you think the committee should know, to Faculty Lecture Series, Box 7144. We would also appreciate having the name of the individual making the suggestion.

Thank you for your help. We appreciate it.

-- Faculty Lecture Series Committee (Richard Beringer (History), Elizabeth Hampsten (English), Peter Johnson (University Relations), William Sheridan (Biology), Sharon Wilsnack (Neuroscience).

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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

INPUT SOUGHT BY TUITION TASK FORCE

How much North Dakota college students pay for classes could change under a proposal being studied by a statewide Tuition Task Force and commissioned by the State Board of Higher Education.

Task force members will meet with students on each of the state's 11 public campuses during January to discuss the tuition study.

The task force made an initial presentation to the State Board in November. The task force considered two proposals a per-credit model and a combined per-credit/flat rate instead of the current flat rate. The Board asked the task force to further develop the per-credit hour model to present at the February Board meeting at Wahpeton.

The amount to be charged per credit has not been proposed, but fairness and efficient administration are the priorities, said Laura Glatt, chair of the Tuition Task Force and Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs for the University System.

"There are cost equity issues we need to address between part-time and full-time students and between full-time students taking 12 hours a semester and those taking 18 hours a semester," Glatt said.

Glatt said the task force wants to simplify the tuition model to make it easier to understand and to administer. Any changes approved by the Board would not go into effect before Fall 1999 or later. The current method charges a flat rate to full-time students taking more than 12 credit hours a semester. That means full-time students pay the same rate whether they take 12 or 20 credit hours. On the other hand, part-time students are charged by the credit hour, paying more for the same degree.

Part-time students taking less than 12 credit hours a semester currently pay a credit hour rate, which is calculated by dividing the full-time tuition rate by 12. For the 1997-98 academic year this amounts to $93.17 per credit hour for part-time students at the state's two research universities. A full-time student taking 15 or 16 hours a semester at NDSU or UND pays the equivalent of $70 to $75 per credit hour for the same class taken by the part-timer.

Student leaders from the North Dakota Student Association asked the Board to be careful in changing the tuition structure. "We support the study, but we want you to go slow," said Jonathan Sickler, one of three student members on the Tuition Task Force.

Changing tuition models is not new. "We're not rushing into any changes," Glatt said. "We've been involved one way or the other in the careful study of tuition models over the past seven years." In 1990 North Dakota State University charged on a per credit model as part of a three-year experiment, but abandoned the practice after two years in partial response to an 8 percent decline in enrollment. "There were many extenuating circumstances that contributed to the enrollment decline," Glatt said, including that NDSU, and its then branch campus Bottineau, were the only campuses charging that way.

"The task force is looking at how a new model will affect enrollment," Glatt said. Other details need to be worked out before final rates can be determined, Glatt added. Those considerations include:

Written comments about tuition models may be forwarded to the University System Office at 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND, 58505-0230 or e-mailed to ndus_office@prairie.nodak.edu.

-- Stacy Herron, North Dakota University System.

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GRADUATE FACULTY NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The Graduate School has issued the semi-annual call for nominations for membership on the Graduate Faculty. A memorandum detailing the process, and including a copy of the nomination form, has been sent to the Chairperson of each department/program offering a graduate degree. The deadline for nominations to be received in the Graduate School is Jan. 16. Final action on the nominations is scheduled to be completed by Feb. 25.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR DEPARTMENTAL EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARD

Nominations for the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, recognizing research, scholarly, and creative productivity, are due at the Office of Research and Program Development Monday, Jan. 12. The winning department will receive a $1,500 award and a plaque at the 1998 Founders Day Banquet on Feb. 26.

Nominations should include information that will allow the Selection Committee to judge the quantity and quality of the research, scholarly, and creative activities of the department. At a minimum, such nominations should include a listing of published research or other creative or scholarly activities for the 1996-97 year. Additional information for that year, such as a brief synopsis of ongoing research activities, the number and type of active sponsored projects, dissertations or other research papers presented by students, performances or scholarly presentations by faculty, etc., should be included if they contribute to the overall picture of a department's research, scholarly, and creative activities. A statement of support from the dean is optional. To expedite the review process, five (5) copies of the nomination and supporting documentation should be submitted to ORPD.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Geology and Geological Engineering, History, and Pharmacology and Toxicology may not be nominated this year.

If further information is desired, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4279.

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

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NOMINATIONS/APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD

Nominations/applications are invited for the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The winner of this award will receive a plaque and a check for $2,000 at the 1998 Founders Day Banquet on Feb. 26.

The following information should be provided:

  1. A listing of publications of significant, original and high-quality research, scholarly, and creative contributions in nationally recognized professional journals that are refereed by peer reviewers and/or a listing of juried competitions and invited performances/exhibitions.
  2. Overall scholarly activities, such as service as a reviewer of research proposals for Federal agencies or other funding sources, service as a referee or editor for professional journals, and contributions to training students in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors;
  3. Potential for significant contributions to enhancing the effectiveness of the subject matter taught in the classroom.

Faculty, staff and students may make nominations, and faculty are invited to nominate themselves. Since the Committee will not engage in the gathering of documentation, each nomination or application must be accompanied by thorough evidence of the nominee's qualifications for the award. Five copies of each nomination and supporting documentation should be received at the Office of Research and Program Development no later than Monday, Jan. 12.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, Richard Crawford (1997), Arthur R. Buckley (1996), Sharon and Richard Wilsnack (1995), Michael Anderegg (1994), and Robert C. Nordlie (1993) may not be nominated this year.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research. This committee includes the Director of the Office of Research and Program Development (Chair), the Dean of the Graduate School, the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee, one faculty member from the Graduate Committee, and one faculty member from the Faculty Research Committee.

If further information is desired, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777--4279.

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

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SUMMER RESEARCH PROFESSORS NAMED

The following members of the Graduate Faculty have been appointed to Summer Graduate Research Professorships for 1998: Lothar Stahl (Chemistry); John Anderton (Geography); Cindy Juntunen (Counseling); Brajendra Panda (Computer Science); Bruce Maxwell (Computer Science); Ahmad Ghassemi (Geology); and Mary Cutler (Theatre Arts). They will pursue research activities and work closely with graduate advisees during the 1998 summer session.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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STUDENT PAPERS ON INDIAN STUDIES SOUGHT

The Indian Studies Department is seeking student papers on Indian Studies topics for an American Indian History and Culture Conference at South Dakota State University, Brookings, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26-28.

Students are invited to submit research papers on American Indian topics from any discipline. These papers may be projects completed for fall classes. The Indian Studies Department has obtained funding to permit four student presentations at the SDSU sponsored conference. Readings will last 15 to 20 minutes, including time for questions from the audience. They will also be able to hear other presenters, an elders panel and attend the Native American Club Pow Wow.

Any undergraduate or graduate student interested in submitting a paper should contact Greg Gagnon or Merry Ketterling at 777-7103 or 777-6148 for more information. Applications will be reviewed and participants selected by the Indian Studies Department faculty. Deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 26.

Faculty members are urged to encourage students who have done research topics dealing with American Indian subjects to submit papers and take advantage of an opportunity to present at a conference.

-- Greg Gagnon, Indian Studies Department.

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NOT JUST FOR ADVISORS: Refund for Class Changes (Drop/Add)

Students dropping a class during the first seven instructional class days of the semester will receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees. After the seventh class day of the semester there is no refund for a class which is dropped. However, classes of the same or fewer credits may be substituted at no additional tuition/fee charge. If the substituted class requires a special course fee, the student will be assessed that charge. The last day to add a full-term course for spring semester is Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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SAMPLE PROMOTION FILES AVAILABLE FOR EXAMINATION

The President's Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) has placed sample promotion and tenure files of excellent faculty members in the Office of Instructional Development in Twamley Hall. Interested faculty may examine the files but may not photocopy them. For additional information contact me.

-- Jan Zahrly (Management), for PAC-W, 777-4697.

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STUDENTS LEAVING UND MUST USE WITHDRAWAL FORM

Students completely withdrawing from the 1998 Spring Semester must use the UND "WITHDRAWAL" form, which is available at the Office of Admissions and Records, 201 Twamley Hall. Students are not to use the Registration Action Form for this process. -

- Alice Poehls, Director, Office of Admissions and Records.

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REMIND STUDENTS THAT STUDENT ACADEMIC SERVICES MOVED

The Offices of Student Academic Services have moved from Twamley Hall to Room 2, O'Kelly Hall. Please refer students to our new location.

-- Student Academic Services.

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MOCK INTERVIEW DAY SET

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.

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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

NIH FUNDING POLICY CLARIFIED

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has clarified their policy on funding new investigators. Effective June, 1998, applications to the First Independent Research and Transition (FIRST) Awards program (R29) will no longer be accepted. However, NIH has reiterated their determination to help beginning researchers establish their research programs. New investigators are encouraged to submit proposals to the traditional research grant program (R01), where they will be clearly identified as new investigators. For the January -May 1998 receipt dates for grant applications, new and amended R29 applications will be accepted but, in view of the new policy to be implemented in June 1998, new investigators may want to submit these applications as R01s. Potential applicants should call the program officers in the appropriate Institute or Center for guidance.

Investigators who were denied funding on FIRST Award applications submitted in previous cycles, and were intending to resubmit, have several options during the transition period. Those options are outlined on the NIH website at http://www.nih.gov/grants/news.htm or http://www.nih.gov/grants/policy/r29transition.htm, and should be consulted before an amended application is submitted. Discussion of these options with appropriate NIH staff is strongly encouraged.

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

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NSF EPSCoR CO-FUNDING AVAILABLE

The National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program has implemented a new funding opportunity for researchers in science, engineering, and math in the EPSCoR states. The co-funding initiative is a cooperative effort between the NSF Directorate/Division programs and the NSF EPSCoR Program. Co-funding is designed to facilitate the mainstreaming of EPSCoR researchers into funding and research support from a variety of programs and special competitions available through NSF.

NSF will allocate $20,000,000 for co-funding in FY98. North Dakota researchers could receive $1,000,000 or more above the normal NSF funding level. NSF has urged EPSCoR states to accelerate their submissions to the research directorates using the co-funding mechanism. There is no official deadline but the effective deadline for FY98 dollars is early February due to the six-month review process. Proposals submitted after February are likely to be funded in FY99.

NSF EPSCoR Program Officer, Richard Anderson, hopes for instrumentation proposals of high quality. "This is an excellent opportunity for (hardware) infrastructure development."

If a proposal is to be certified as eligible for co-funding, investigators must plan ahead to ensure that a signed NSF Form 1404 is obtained from the ND EPSCoR office. Investigators should send a completed cover page and project summary to ND EPSCoR at (701) 231-7947 (fax). The Project Director will complete and sign an NSF Form 1404 which then must be sent in by the investigator with the original proposal.

If there are any questions, please contact the ND EPSCoR office at (701) 231-8400, or for additional information please visit the web site at: http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor/.

-- Sheri Anderson, ND EPSCoR, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

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RESEARCH FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR NEWER FACULTY

The Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee (FRCAC) has recently established the New Faculty Scholar Awards. These awards are intended to provide extra support for the initiation of research and creative activity programs of tenure-track assistant professors who have been at UND three years or less (e.g., date of appointment at UND should be January 1994 or later). The FRCAC anticipates that many New Faculty Scholar Awards will lead to the development of projects that will ultimately be funded by external agencies. Up to three awards of $5,000 each will be made per year. Only outstanding applications will be funded. Only one competition will be held for Faculty Scholar Awards each year.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, is the deadline for submission of New Faculty Scholar Award applications to the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee. The Committee will consider requests from faculty members to conduct pure and applied research, support writing projects, or to support other creative and scholarly endeavors (e.g., performances, art projects, compositions). All costs normally incurred in the conduct of the research or creative activity are eligible budget items. Travel costs which are essential to the conduct of the project may be requested; however, travel to present papers or attend conferences IS NOT allowable under this program.

The Committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and be realistic in their budget requests. All applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards MUST include the completed application form, letter of support from the departmental chair, the applicant's resume, and a description of the project. The properly signed original application and seven copies must be submitted to ORPD prior to the published deadline.

Application forms for the New Faculty Scholar Awards are available at ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4279, or on ORPD's home page (found under "Research" on UNDInfo).

-- Harmon B. Abrahamson (Chemistry), Chair, Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee.

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APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS

The National Research Council announces the 1998 Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs, to be conducted on behalf over 120 research laboratories throughout the United States, representing nearly all U.S. Government agencies with research facilities. The programs provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Initiated in 1954, the Associateship Programs have contributed to the career development of over 8,000 scientists, ranging from recent Ph.D. recipients to distinguished senior scientists.

Approximately 350 new full-time associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 1998 for research in chemistry; earth and atmospheric sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer science; life, medical, and behavioral sciences; mathematics; space and planetary sciences; and physics. Most of the programs are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. nationals, and to both recent doctoral recipients and senior investigators.

Awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years; senior applicants who have held the doctorate at least five years may request shorter periods. Annual stipends for recent Ph.D.s for the 1998 program year range from $30,000 to $47,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and will be appropriately higher for senior award recipients.

Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and for limited professional travel during duration of the award. The host laboratory provides the Associate with programmatic assistance including facilities, support services, necessary equipment, and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research program.

Applications submitted directly to the National Research Council are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Those postmarked no later than Jan. 15 will be reviewed in February, by April 15 in June, and by Aug. 15 in October. Initial awards will be announced in March and April, July and November for the two later competitions, followed by awards to alternate candidates later.

Information on specific research opportunities and participating federal laboratories, as well as application materials, may be obtained from the National Research Council, Associateship Programs (TJ 2114/D1), 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418; fax: (202)334-2759 and e-mail: rap@nas.edu. Information is also available on the Internet at http://www.nas.edu/rap/welcome.html

Deadlines for application: Jan. 15, April 15 and Aug. 15. Qualified applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex or national origin.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for the National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

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RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED

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

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

The EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) requests proposals for research in Regional Scale Analysis and Assessment that leads to the development and demonstration of approaches to link site specific information with regional survey data and remote sensing imagery for conducting regional level ecological assessments. Extensive information about the EMAP program is available at http://www.epa.gov/emap. Priorities for funding will be (1) development and demon-stration of methodologies that link remote sensing, regional survey data, and intensively studied site research into an integrated ecological assessment; and (2) studies which demonstrate approaches for determining the "representativeness" of individual research locations. Annual funding levels (for up to three years) will range from $75,000 to $250,000. Guidelines are available at http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/rfa/region.html. Contact: Barbara Levinson, 202/564-6911; levinson.barbara@epamail.epa.gov. Deadline: 2/12/98.

The EPA, along with the Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Office of Naval Research (ONR) provide support for research that furthers our understanding of the chemical, physical, and biological processes influencing the bioavailability and release of chemicals in soil, sediments, and groundwater under natural conditions, and the role of a chemical which when released from the soil and assimilated by a living organism, results in an adverse effect. Research is urgently needed which examines: the chemical, physical, and biological processes (including weathering and aging) that determine bioavailability of contaminants in waste matrices; the potential for toxic effects of various intermediate metabolites that might be released during biodegradation of wastes; and interactions between waste chemicals, organisms, and the environment to identify fundamental mechanisms controlling sorption and sequestration. Projects may last up to three years with a total budget of $500,000. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact one of the agency representatives before submitting applications. EPA Contact: Dr. Robert Menzer, 202/564-6849; fax 202/565-2444; menzer.robert@epamail.epa.gov. DOE Contact: Dr. Paul Bayer, 301/903-5324; fax 301/903-8519; paul.bayer@oer.doe.gov. NSF Contact: Dr. James Rodman, 703/306-1480 x6436; fax 703/306-0367; jrodman@nsf.gov. ONR Contact: Dr. Anna Palmisano, 703/696-1449; fax 703/696-1212; palmisa@onr.navy.mil. Deadline: 2/27/1998.

The mission of the EPA is to provide environmental policies, risk assessments, pollution prevention programs, and effective regulations for environmental protection based on sound science. EPA's support for long-term research strives to fill significant gaps in knowledge relevant to protecting the environment. The National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance (NCERQA) is seeking grant applications to conduct exploratory environmental research based on investigator-initiated proposals. Applications in the Physics area may focus on increasing the knowledge of physical processes in the environment, developing models describing the physical transport of anthropogenic substances through the environment, or describing how human activities may impact physical processes in the environment. The projected award range is $75,000-$125,000/year for up to 3 years. Contact: Clyde C. Bishop, 202/564-6914; bishop.clyde@epamail.epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/rfa/grantrfa.html. Deadline: 3/12/98.

The purpose of the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program is to provide students with practical research opportunities, create a catalyst for increased public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues, and encourage qualified individuals to pursue careers in environmental protection fields. Fellowships are offered in the following categories: Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law; Environmental Management and Administration; Environmental Science; Public Relations and Communications; and Computer Programming and Development. Deadline: 1/31/98. Contact: Sheri Jojokian, 202/260-5283; http://www.epa.gov/ocepa111/NNEMS/index.html.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program provides fellowships, averaging $25,000 each, to graduate students for study leading to a doctoral or the Master of Fine Arts degree in selected fields of the arts, humanities or social sciences. The duration of the award may be up to 48 months. Contact: Richard Scarfo, 202/260-3574; Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Portals Building, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024-5329. Deadline: 2/17/98.

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The North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute (ND WRRI) invites applications for Summer Research Fellowships for 1998. These fellowships are offered to support water resources research by graduate students at NDSU and UND. The award is $3,600 for the period May 16 to August 15, 1998. The student's advisor must provide a 2:1 match from non-federal (typically in-kind) sources. Selection of fellows will be based on the following criteria: merit of the proposed study, completeness and clarity of the application, scholastic standing and accomplishments, and faculty recommendations. Three fellowships will be awarded. Contact: G.J. McCarthy, gmccarth@prairie.nodak.edu or 701/231-7193. Deadline: 3/13/98.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)

The NIMH invites research grant applications to test models of depression recognition and treatment to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior in older patients in primary care settings (RFA MH-98-002, Prevention of Suicidal Behavior in Older Primary Care). The purpose of this RFA is to encourage implementation of research studies with sufficient sample size and heterogeneity to be generalizable to various primary care settings. Applications should represent innovations and improvements in treatments. This RFA will use the Investigator-Initiated Interactive Research Project Grant (R01). The Investigator-Initiated Interactive Research Project Grant (IRPG) group must include a minimum of two independent applications. Applications for both new (Type 1) and competing renewal (Type 2) awards may be submitted as part of an IRPG group. Contact: Jane L. Pearson, Ph.D.; 301/443-3598; fax 301/443-4045; jp36u@nih.gov. Deadlines: 2/2/98 (Letter of Intent), 3/11/98 (Application).

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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

The National Foreign Language Center's (NFLC) Institute of Advanced Studies invites proposals for the IAS/Mellon Fellowship Program. This Program provides support to scholars for empirical research projects with potential for direct impact on the teaching and learning of foreign languages in a variety of educational settings (including classrooms and other group learning environments, immersion programs, heritage communities, study abroad, technological interaction, self-instruction, etc.). Post-Doctoral Fellowships are awarded for Analysis and Write up, Data Collection, Team-Based Research Projects, and Faculty Development Grants. Student Fellowships are awarded to doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage or immediate postdoctoral students who wish to complete and/or continue their dissertation research related to foreign language teaching and learning. The following areas constitute the research emphases for the 1998-99 academic year: Technology and Language Learning; Foreign Language Acquisition and Teaching Methodologies; Language Learning in Immersion Environments; Testing and Assessment; Heritage Language Learners; and Culture and Language Learning. The IAS/Mellon Fellowships are residential. Contact: 202/667-8100, fax 202/667-6907; http://www.cais.com/nflc/. DEADLINE: 1/31/98.

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HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)

The HRSA Competitive Grants Preview for 1998, a comprehensive review of HRSA's programs, is now available. It contains a description of all programs and instructions on how to obtain information and application kits for all programs announced. Following is a partial list of programs from the Preview with upcoming deadlines:

Contact: 1/888/333/HRSA; hrsa.gac@ix.netcom.com; http://www.hrsa.dhhs.gov/preview.htm.

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

The Graduate Student Research Program provides $22,000/year for full-time graduate students to contact space science research. Areas of interest supported by the Offices of Space Sciences and Microgravity Sciences and Applications include structure/evolution of the universe, origins/planetary systems, solar system exploration, Sun-Earth connection, information systems, microgravity science and applications, and life sciences. Awards are also distributed throughout NASA field centers. To obtain the 1998 Graduate Student Researchers Program contact: 202/358-1517, 202/358-0734; fax 202/358-3048, 202/358-3092; http://ednet.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsrp. Deadline: 2/1/98.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

College Faculty Research Opportunity Awards provide opportunities for faculty members at institutions with limited research opportunities to work with investigators who already hold or are applying for a NSF research grant. Faculty of small colleges make arrangements with investigators at research universities. Grantees who wish to employ faculty under this program should talk with the NSF program officer about requesting a supplement. Contact: Dr. Peter Yankwich, 703/306-1603; info@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov. Deadline: None (2/1 suggested for following summer/year).

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

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FACULTY INSTRUCTIONAL GRANT AWARDS LISTED

The Faculty Instructional Development Committee would like to announce the following grant awards for the fall 1997 semester:

Lynn Anderson (HPER, $1,772 for "Integration of a Video Lab into Therapeutic Recreation Content Courses"; Michael Beard (English), $906.30 for "Supplements to English 369, Middle Eastern Writing"; Mary Cutler (Theatre Arts), $1,400 for "The Theatrical Event"; Gregory Gagnon (Indian Studies), $325 for "Student Scholars: Presentations of Indian Studies Papers"; Birgit Hans (Indian Studies), $99 for "Nokomis: Voices of Anishinabe Grandmothers Videotape"; Mary Haslerud Opp (Communication), $356.40 for "National Communication Association Convention: Celebrating our Centrality"; Jeffrey Jentz (English), $355 for "Eracism: Finding Our Way Conference"; Marwan Kraidy (Communication), $500 for "National Communication Association Annual Convention"; Patrick Luber (Visual Arts), $433 for "Mid-America College Art Association Conference"; David Pierce (Chemistry), $645 for "Instruction Using Computer-Driven Chemical Instrumentation"; Steven Rand (English), $280.44 for "Attendance of Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference"; John Reid (Geology and Geological Engineering), $342 for "Geological Society American Field Conference Participation"; Daniel Rice (Educational Leadership), $225 for "Guest Lecturer for Introduction to Higher Education Leadership"; Ute Sartorius (Industrial Technology), $500 for "1997 Convention of the National Communication Association"; James Sheehan (Teaching and Learning), $1,000 for "Acquisition of Social Studies Software for Preservice Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Teachers"; Burt Thorpe (English and Integrated Studies), $550 for "Darwin Across Disciplines"; Paul Todhunter (Geography), $505 for "GIS Software for Technology Diffusion Into the General Geography Curriculum"; and Denise Twohey (Counseling), $441 for "Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference."

-- Keith Stenehjem (Biomedical Communications), Chair, Faculty Instructional Development Committee, and Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.

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QUICK GRANT AWARDS LISTED

The ND HIH IDeA Center has awarded its second round of quick (Q-) grants to researchers in health and behavioral sciences at North Dakota State University and UND. Q-grants are available, both as small consulting grants and seed grants, to help investigators prepare National Institutes of Health proposals.

The following Q-grants were awarded:

Glenda Lindseth, Ph.D., R.N., RD (Nursing, UND), and Paul Lindseth, Ph.D. (Center for Aerospace Sciences, UND), $3,500, "Relationship of Diet to Airsickness";

Dean Krahn, M.D. (Neuroscience, UND Medical School, Fargo), $3,500, "Psychosocial Outcomes of Gastric Bypass: Ten Years After Surgery";

Laura DeHaan, Ph.D., Margaret Fitzgerald, Ph.D., and James Deal, Ph.D. (Department of Child Development and Family Science, NDSU, $3,500, "Rural Adolescent Substance Use and Delinquency: Individual, Familial, and Community Factors";

Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, NDSU), $3,500, "Evaluation of Procedures for Functional Assessment of Binge Eating";

Paul Rokke, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology, NDSU), $3,500, "The Influence of Depression on Mechanisms of Attention".

These awards complete Q-grant allocations for the 1997-98 fiscal year. For information about the next round of Q-grants, or to add your name to the electronic listserve, contact Mark McCourt at mccourt@plains.nodak.edu, or Kevin McCaul at mccaul@badlands, call 701-231-8738, or see the IDeA Center web site, http://ironjello.psych.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndideacenter/

-- Wanda Kapaun, NIH IDeA Center, Fargo.

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OCTOBER GRANT RECIPIENTS NAME

The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following UND faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during the month of October 1997: Mahir Ali, Computer Science; Jean Altepeter, Human Nutrition Research Center; Mary Amundson, Community Medicine and Rural Health; John Backes, Educational Leadership; Steven Benson, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Robert Boyd, Continuing Education; James Bronson, Management; Arthur Buckley, Pharmacology and Toxicology; Janice Clark, Biology; Paul Epstein, Pharmacology and Toxicology; Kevin Galbreath, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Brian Gibbons, School of Communication - Northern Lights Public Radio; Steve Gillespie, Biomedical Communications; Janice Goodwin, Nutrition and Dietetics; Jay Haley, Energy and Environmental Research Center; David Hassett, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Steven Hawthorne, Energy and Environmental Research Center; John Hendrikson, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Wilfred Jackson, Center for Aerospace Sciences; Beverly Johnson, Physical Therapy; Scott Korom, Geology and Geological Engineering; Lynette Krenelka, Continuing Education; Donald McCollor, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Peggy Mohr, Physical Therapy; Elizabeth Nichols, College of Nursing; John Odegard, Center for Aerospace Sciences; Erin O'Leary, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Michael Poellot, Atmospheric Sciences; Richard Schulz, Energy and Environmental Research Center; George Seielstad, Space Studies; Henry Slotnick, Neuroscience; Donald Toman, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Dennis Toom, Anthropology; Elizabeth Tyree, Family and Community and Nursing; Elsa Valeroso, Computer Science; Larry Zitzow, Plant Services; Christopher Zygarlicke, Energy and Environmental Research Center.

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

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BILLBOARD

JAN. 19 IS HOLIDAY

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Jan. 19, will be observed as Martin Luther King Day, and offices will be closed. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on these holidays.

-- Marlene Strathe, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.

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HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY:

Martin Luther King Day hours for the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences are: Friday, Jan. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m. to midnight.

Presidents Day hours are: Friday, Feb. 13, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to midnight.

-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences.

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MEMORIAL UNION LISTS HOURS

The Memorial Union regular operating hours for the spring semester are:

Lifetime Sports Center, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Info Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

Service Center, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

Copy Stop, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Closed

Union Food Court, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Bookstore, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Closed

Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Closed

Craft Center/Sign and Design Studio, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. (May 2-10, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F, closed weekends)

Dining Center, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Closed

Corner Deli, Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Closed

Barber Shop, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Closed

University Learning Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Closed

Computer Learning Lab, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 12:45 a.m.**

Building Hours, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.*; Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.**

* Lower level and first floors open until 11 p.m.

** Second and third floors open until 1 a.m. starting Jan. 25; building closes at 11 p.m. Jan. 5-24.

-- Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.

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TWAMLEY BUSINESS OFFICE CLOSED DURING FEE PAYMENT

Spring 1998 fee payment will be conducted Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 13-16. If you are consulting with an individual who needs one-on-one assistance from Business Office staff, please refer the individual to the Memorial Union Ballroom Business Manager's table from Jan. 13-16. The Business Office in Twamley Hall will be closed during these four days. Your assistance is appreciated.

-- Wanda Sporbert, Director, Business Office.

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US WEST GIVES $10,000 FOR BOOK REPLACEMENT

The US West Foundation has awarded the Chester Fritz Library $10,000 to replace books lost in last April's flood.

At the time of the April 1997 flood, Chester Fritz Library records indicated that more than 26,000 items were checked out. Approximately 2,200 of these items, or nearly 10 percent, have now been confirmed as lost to the disaster. The replacement value of these flood damaged items could be as high as $71,500.

This loss of materials affected the Chester Fritz Library's many researchers and scholars, as well as users in the Grand Forks community and the region as a whole. Some of the books lost to the flood waters frequently circulated. In some cases users had checked out many books on the same topic, causing large gaps in certain subject areas (21 books on William Blake and Victorian literature, for example, have been confirmed as unrecoverable). Some valuable and out-of-print publications were lost as well. William Randolph Hearst: A Portrait in His Own Words, for example, is now out of print. Only 12 other libraries in the United States owned a copy.

The award by the US West Foundation has enabled the Chester Fritz Library to begin replacing key books with either exact or similar materials. The replacement process ensures that North Dakota's largest research library continues to provide scholars and researchers with needed representation in crucial areas of study.

Other Minnesota and North Dakota organizations who have recently awarded grants to the Chester Fritz Library to address flood recovery efforts are: The Otto Bremer Foundation, the Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation, Basin Electric, and the Baker Foundation. Also, the Library has received assistance from a number of the nation's academic research libraries and from the Minnesota and North Dakota Library Associations.

Currently the average cost of an academic library book is $50, and out-of-print materials can be more expensive to acquire than newly published books.

-- Frank D'Andraia, Director of Libraries.

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REPORT ICY CONDITIONS TO PLANT SERVICES

The weather has caused icy conditions on our parking lots, roads, and sidewalks. We will continue to salt and sand to reduce the slipperiness as much as possible. Please report any hazardous conditions to Plant Services, 777-2591. There are some things that you can do to help reduce the risk of falling on ice. Here are some helpful hints:

  1. Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles. Slick leather or rubber soles on dress shoes are unsafe on ice.
  2. Don't walk with your hands in your pockets. This reduces your balance if you slip on the ice.
  3. Take short to medium steps, or shuffle your feet in very icy areas.
  4. Don't carry or swing heavy loads, such as large boxes or cases, which could cause you to lose your balance when walking.
  5. When walking, curl your toes under and walk as flat-footed as possible.
  6. Don't step on uneven surfaces. Step well over or avoid curbs with ice on them.
  7. Give your full attention to walking. Don't distract yourself by getting your keys out of your pocket, digging in your pocketbook for items, etc., while walking on ice.

-- Paul Clark, Associate Director of Plant Services.

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RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT -- F. Richard Ferraro, Psychology, 777-2414.

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BEGINNING FRENCH WILL BE TAUGHT

A Learning After Hours course, Language 101: Beginning French, will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 12 to May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Merrifield Hall. There are no prerequisites for the four-credit course.

You will develop a strong basis in the French language and a better understanding of French culture to use in your travels and in business, learn how to get and give information in French, develop confidence in speaking and understanding French in a friendly atmosphere, learn about France and Quebec, and develop a heightened awareness about your own language and culture.

At the end of your semester there is an optional excursion weekend to Saint-Boniface, the French-speaking community of Winnipeg, to experience Francophone culture and practice your French language skills.

For more information about this course, contact Monique Clifford at 777-2663, or monique_clifford@mail.und.nodak.edu. To register, call Learning After Hours office at 777-6374 or 1-800-342-8230.

-- Monique Clifford, Program Assistant, Continuing Education.

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EXPECTANT FAMILY, CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMS SEEK PARTICIPANTS

The College of Nursing is seeking expectant mothers to participate in the Expectant Family Program, and children with chronic illness, developmental disability or health risks to participate in the Child Health Program. The programs are coordinated through the course, N387, The Family in the Community.

The Expectant Family Program and the Child Health Program serve as a learning experience for UND nursing students by providing students with an opportunity to support the expanding family. The nursing student's role focuses on the needs of the family during the time of normal childbearing, or caring for a child with special needs.

In the EFP or the CHP the student visits a family about every two weeks and focuses on applicable areas of prenatal assessment, preparation for labor and delivery, infant feeding and child care, child nutrition and development, safety, and family support.

The College of Nursing has been serving 150 to 200 families per year. Nursing students are supervised by College of Nursing faculty throughout the assignment period.

There is no cost to participate. This is a community service and an educational experience.

If you are interested in participating in the Expectant Family Program or Child Health Program, please contact Janet Schauer, Coordinator (777-4539), or the secretary for the Nursing Center (777-4147), for a brochure or more information.

-- Janet Schauer, Nursing.

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COMPUTER USE POLICY DETAILED

The following is information from the Code of Student Life on computer facility misuse.

Individuals who use the University of North Dakota computer facilities assume the responsibility of seeing that these resources are used in an appropriate manner. Misuse of computer facilities is considered a violation of University policy and regulations and may also be a violation of law if data of other computer users are disturbed or the privacy rights of individuals are violated.

As covered under State Board of Higher Education Policy 1901.2 and adopted by the University of North Dakota, all users of State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) data processing capabilities are required to comply with the following:

  1. Files, sign-ons, usernames, passwords, and computer output belonging to an individual or to the institution are considered to be personal property. Users shall not examine, change, or use another person's or institutional files, output, or usernames for which they do not have explicit authorization.
  2. Users shall not deliberately attempt to degrade system performance or capability. Knowledge of systems or special passwords shall not be used to damage a system or file, or to change or remove information without authorization.
  3. Users shall not use the system for any illegal purpose or to enter to send any material that is obscene or defamatory, or material that is intended to annoy, harass or alarm another person which serves no legitimate purpose.
  4. All users shall use software only in accordance with applicable license agreements. Users shall not make unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances. Duplication of licensed software for any purpose except for backup and archival purposes or when otherwise specifically authorized is prohibited. Users shall not give or transfer software to anyone except other employees of the university system unless they are specifically authorized to do so. All software must be lawfully purchased or acquired.
  5. Use of computer systems and data bases shall be limited to the purpose(s) for which access is granted. Use of system or data bases for political purposes, for personal or private use or for profit unless such use is specifically authorized, or for other purposes not related to the employee's or other user's duties or purposes for which access is granted, is prohibited.
  6. Faculty or other employees or students who violate this policy shall be subject to discipline. Other users who violate this policy may be denied access to the system.

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SUE APPLEGREN ELECTED COSE ALTERNATE

Sue Applegren, Administrative Assistant in the Student Financial Aid Office, has been elected as an alternate delegate for a three-year term to the Council of State Employees. She will replace Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator at the Memorial Union, whose position ended Dec. 31, 1997.

Sue will serve with delegates Richard Tonder, Plant Services, and Shelly Kain, Vice President for Finance Office.

-- Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.

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UNIVERSITY LETTER WILL REVERT TO PAPER COPIES

University Letter will again be distributed via paper copies for those who requested it in a survey conducted earlier this fall. Distribution of paper copies will begin with the Friday, Jan. 9, issue, and will continue as long as funds are available.

Two years ago, University Letter subscriptions were converted from paper copies to e-mail because of budget considerations when the change in photocopy allocations was made from allocation quotas to actual dollars. Because of comments, we surveyed subscribers, who overwhelmingly requested a return to paper copies of University Letter.

In order to save space, please note that articles may be edited, and that articles may run no more than twice.

-- Jim Penwarden, Director, University Relations.

Editor's Note: If you filled out a bright yellow response form earlier this fall and requested a paper copy of University Letter, your subscription will begin with the next issue, Jan. 9. You do not need to call our office. If you did not receive a form or did not fill one out and would like a paper subscription, please contact me at jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu to have your name added to the subscription list. I will need your name, department name, and box number. Also, let me know if you'd like to continue or drop your electronic subscription.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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MONEY MATTERS

LEAVE FOR 1997 MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JAN. 23

Any annual or sick leave used through Dec. 31, 1997, will be reflected on the 1997 leave balance as long as leave cards are submitted to the Payroll Office prior to Jan. 23.

Leave that begins in one calendar year and concludes in another (such as Dec. 29, 1997, through Jan. 2, 1998) should not be submitted on one leave card. Due to computer programming, dates from only one calendar year may be submitted on one card. Therefore, in the Dec. 29 through Jan. 2 example, one card should be submitted for Dec. 29 through Dec. 31 and another for Jan. 2.

If you have any questions, please call the Payroll Office at 7-4226.

-- Pat Hanson, Director of Payroll.

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OUT-OF-STATE MEAL REIMBURSEMENTS REVISED

Out-of-State Meal Allowance rates have been revised for travel on or after Jan. 1. A new listing has been sent to each department. If your department has not yet received one, please contact Ann at 777-4131. For travel taken prior to Jan. 1, continue to use the previous listing. Out-of-state meals are taxable if there is NOT an overnight stay.

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie, Controller's Office, by e-mail at bonnie_nerby@mail.und.nodak.edu or by phone at 777-2966.

-- Lisa Heher, Controller's Office.

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U2 OFFERS PROPERTY SEMINARS

Two workshops are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8. "Property Insurance, Inventory and Surplus Property" will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Topics include insurance coverage of campus equipment; inventory control procedures for equipment transfers, deletions and completing the annual inventory audit; and surplus procedures for disposing and selling University property.

The second session, "Transaction Classification Codes," will be held in the Lecture Bowl from 10 to 11 a.m. You will learn to use TCC listings and how items should be coded.

Call Kara Hyde at 777-2128 to register.

-- Jo Coutts, Continuing Education.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

JOIN A WRITERS CONFERENCE READING SEMINAR

Are you one of those who looks forward to the Writers Conference each year but has trouble finding time to do the reading you'd like to do? Do you manage to read a couple of the writers' books but wish you had a chance to talk about them with others? If so, consider joining a Writers Conference Reading Seminar. Co-sponsored by the University Writing Program and the English Department, the seminars will gather together small groups of interested University people who will meet weekly in the first part of the spring semester to read and discuss selected works by this year's Writers Conference authors.

To accommodate different schedules, two groups will be offered: Mondays, noon to 1 p.m. (leader: Pat Sanborn) and Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. (leader: Dan Sheridan). Both seminars will begin the second week of classes.

To inquire further, or to sign up for either of these seminars, call the University Writing Program office at 777-3600, or e-mail Libby Rankin at rankin@badlands.nodak.edu. Be sure to indicate which session you're most interested in.

-- Libby Rankin, University Writing Program.

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CLASSICAL GUITARIST TO PERFORM SUNDAY AT THE MUSEUM

David Burgess, a former student of the great classical guitarist Andres Segovia, will perform some of the finest solo guitar music from Spain and Latin America at the North Dakota Museum of Art on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. The program is the third in this season's Museum Concert Series.

Tickets for the concert are available at the door. Admission to the concert is $12 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 12 are admitted free. The Concert Series is sponsored by a grant from the Myra Foundation.

The Burgess concert will be held on the same day as the opening of a new segment of "Old Friends, New Art, Part II," which will include a number of artists who have previously exhibited at the Museum. The Burgess program features works by some of the great Spanish guitar composers of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. These include Albeniz, whose compositions grew out of his adventurous youth running away with the gypsies, stowing away on a ship across the Atlantic, and performing in bars throughout Latin America; Turina, whose works typify the fiery flamenco style of Andalucia; and Granados, whose haunting melodies describe Madrid at its most colorful and romantic. Burgess will also perform a variety of Latin American works influenced by Spanish guitar traditions and some Brazilian ragtime tunes.

-- Barbara Crow, North Dakota Museum of Art.

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NATIVE AMERICAN STORY-TELLERS FEATURED AT MUSEUM

North Dakota residents Merry Ketterling, William Ambrose Littleghost, and Dorreen Yellow Bird will share stories from their heritage Sunday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

"Fireside Stories," a celebration of the oral tradition of story-telling in Native American culture, will be the third event in the Museum's Readers' Series this season. The Series was instituted in 1991 and continued through 1993. It began again this year with "The Ghost of Lake Agassiz," flood-related essays and poems by local writers, and "Old Poems, New Work," readings by three nationally known poets from the region.

Admission to "Fireside Stories" is free and open to the public. For further information, call 777-4195.

-- Barbara Crow, North Dakota Museum of Art.

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REVISED ISSUE OF NORTH DAKOTA READER AVAILABLE

A revised edition of "North Dakota Is Everywhere: A North Dakota Quarterly Reader" will be available for spring semester.

"North Dakota Is Everywhere" is a lively, provocative and varied collection of literary and historical essays, stories, criticism, speeches, poetry and drama. All articles were originally published in North Dakota Quarterly between the Quarterly's founding in 1910 and autumn of 1996. And all are loosely bound together in theme by writers' responses to life on the Northern Plains. Included, for example, are Thomas McGrath's brief remarks to UND's 1982 Writers Conference -- from which our anthology takes its name.

Originally edited by Steve Dilks and Elizabeth Hampsten, Bill Archibald and Elizabeth Hampsten have revised the pilot edition and it may be purchased for class or individual use beginning Jan. 5, at $10 per copy. Purchases may be made in the North Dakota Quarterly office located in 15 Merrifield Hall, Monday through Thursday between 1 and 4 p.m.

-- Robert Lewis, Editor, North Dakota Quarterly.

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HEALTHTRIP INVITES PARTICIPANTS

HealthTrip '98 has begun! Join some l,600 of your friends and neighbors from the community by participating in HealthTrip, an exercise program designed to give individuals the flexibility to pick their choice of moderate aerobic exercise. Each 15 minutes of exercise translates into l/4 mile to be plotted on your map and exercise within your target heart rate zone counts double. You can also earn miles for your map by starting a good health habit related to managing stress or improving nutrition. HealthTrip lasts 113 days; however, you can join late, if necessary, and receive retroactive credit for exercise done from Jan. 5 on. The cost to join is $16, less than the value of the incentive gifts you receive as you reach the halfway point and when you finish your map. HealthTrip is a joint project of the Chamber of Commerce and Altru Health System.

This Saturday evening, Jan. 10, is HealthTrip's Kickoff Event. The community is invited to come to the Y Family Center's big gym from 6 to 7 p.m. for healthy snacks (sub sandwiches, apples, milk, and water). From 7 to 8 p.m., enjoy the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers of Minneapolis. At 8 p.m. you can sign up for HealthTrip if you wish (but it's not necessary) and from 8 to 10 p.m., learn some step dances taught by the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers. You may register to join HealthTrip '98 by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 772-7271.

-- Patsy Nies, Student Affairs, for HealthTrip '98.

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MUSEUM COFFEE BAR OFFERS LIMITED MENU

The Coffee Bar at the North Dakota Museum of Art will offer a limited menu for the winter school break. Through Tuesday, Jan. 13, sandwiches and hot entrees will not be available, but visitors may choose from a few appetizers, hot soup, all beverages and pastries. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14, sandwiches again will be on the bill of fare, and a full menu will be available soon.

We thank you for your patronage and hope that these temporary changes will not pose any inconvenience.

-- Andrea Dobberman, North Dakota Museum of Art.

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FYI

U2 OFFERS COURSES ON TAX LOSSES, PARENTING

The spring semester University Within the University catalog is now at the Printing Center. Thank you to all the hosting departments. There are two programs I want everyone to know about even before the catalog is ready. They are:

1997 Individual Tax Returns: Proper Accounting for Casualty Losses. This brown-bag lunch seminar will be held in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union, Wednesday, Jan. 21 (note date change), from noon to 1 p.m. This session will be led by Taxpayer Service representatives from the IRS. They will help you understand the documentation you will need to provide in order to claim casualty losses on your 1997 tax returns. Call Jo Coutts at 777-4266 for more information or Kara Hyde at 777-2128 to register. If you are unable to attend the session on Jan. 21, you may be able to attend the session for the general public Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. or Thursday, Jan. 29, in East Grand Forks from 7 to 8:30 p.m. More details will be announced at a later date.

The University Within the University has created a partnership with the Parenting Education Resource Center (PERC). PERC has been around for several years and has developed a series of seminars. They have generously invited all UND faculty, staff, and students to attend their sessions at the PERC Center, 500 Stanford Road. Their telephone number is 795-2765. They have the following events scheduled for January:

-- Jo Coutts, University Within the University, Continuing Education.

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ANNUAL LEAVE DONATION REQUESTED FOR SUELLEN PALYA

Student Support Services/TRIO Programs is requesting annual leave donation for Suellen Palya. Suellen is at home with her husband, Roy, who has terminal cancer. If you are willing to donate annual leave, please contact Dee at Student Support Services, 777-3426 for donation of leave forms. Suellen and her family appreciate your support.

-- Neil Reuter, TRIO Project Director and Joan Jorde, Assistant Director, Student Support Services.

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CAR-STARTING SERVICE AVAILABLE

A car-starting service is available to all students and faculty. This service will cover the same areas on campus that are presently covered by the UND Police Department.

To utilize this service, call the Transportation Department at 777-4122 and ask to be put on the list for car-starting service. You will be asked your name, phone number and location of your car. Your name will be put on the list, and you will be given an approximate time to expect someone to be able to jump start your vehicle. You must be present at your vehicle at that time. The charge for this service will be $5 and will be billed to your UND Accounts Receivable.

The service will be available Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 7-9, 12-16, 20-23 and 26-30; Feb. 2-6, 9-13, 17-20 and 23-27; March 2-6 and 9-13.

-- Jim Uhlir, Director, Auxiliary Services.

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FREE COUNSELING OFFERED

The UND Psychological Services Center is offering free confidential crisis counseling for flood-related issues. Please call 777-3691 for telephone or on-site appointments.

-- Psychological Services Center.

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GREEN AND WHITE DAYS LISTED

President Kendall Baker has declared Jan. 16 a Green and White Day. Interested employees may wear green and white with their casual wear in celebration of athletic events (hockey vs. Michigan Tech, men's and women's basketball at South Dakota State and Augustana); Feb. 13 (hockey vs. Minnesota Gophers, men's and women's basketball vs. Augustana and South Dakota State); March 6 (hockey vs. Wisconsin, men's and women's basketball, NCAA regionals); April 17 (Baseball vs. Morningside and University of South Dakota).

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY 1998

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

Thurs., Jan. 8 -- PROPERTY SEMINARS, "Property Insurance, Inventory and Surplus Property," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 to 10 a.m.; and "Transaction Classification Codes," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 10 to 11 a.m.; call Kara Hyde at 777-2128 to register.

Thurs., Jan. 8, through Thurs., Feb. 26 -- WORKSHOP STUDY GROUP, "Developing Capable People," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd, 7 to 9:30 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Fri., Jan. 9 -- PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT GRADUATION, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 4 p.m.; dinner following graduation at the Ramada Inn; call 777-2397 for more information.

Fri., Jan. 9 -- MEETING, Institutional Review Board, 305 Twamley Hall, 4 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 9 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 9 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 5 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Jan. 9-10 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Colorado College, Engelstad Arena, 8:35 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 10 -- HEALTHTRIP '98, an exercise program designed to give individuals the flexibility to pick their choice of moderate aerobic exercise; Y Family Center's big gym, beginning at 6 p.m.; call 772-7271 for more information.

Sat., Jan. 10 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Mankato State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 10 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Mankato State University, Hyslop Sports Center, 5 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 11 -- NEW TUITION MODEL PRESENTATION, North Dakota State University Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs Laura Glatt will present the University System proposal for a per-credit-hour tuition model to the Student Senate, River Valley Room, Memorial Union, 6 p.m.; all faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Sun., Jan. 11 -- MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES, classical guitar music by David Burgess, a protege of Andres Segovia; he also has performed solo recitals through North and South America, Europe, and the Far East; North Dakota Museum of Art, 2 p.m.; call 777-4195 for ticket information.

Sun., Jan. 11, 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.

Mon., Jan. 12 -- SEMINAR, "Creative Ideas for Young Children," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 7 to 9 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Mon., Jan. 12 -- OPEN HOUSE, Honors Program will hold an open house in their new location, Rooms 1-6, Robertson Hall, 3 to 5 p.m.; join them for cookies, coffee, and a tour of their renovated and refurbished quarters.

Mon., Jan. 12 -- MEETING, UND General Education Requirements Committee meeting, 303 Twamley Hall, 3 p.m.; call Gary Towne (Music) at 777-2826 for more information.

Mon., Jan. 12 -- RETIREMENT RECEPTION for Carole Beier, retiring from UND's Vice President for Student Affairs Office, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 2 to 3 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 12 -- RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION for Orrin Johnson as he retires after 21 years of service to the Computer Center and the University, 371 Upson II, 2 to 4 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 12, through Thurs., Jan. 29 -- ART EXHIBITION, Harold O'Connor, Metals, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Tues. through Fri., Jan. 13-16 -- SPRING FEE PAYMENT AND CHECK DISBURSEMENT, Ballroom, Memorial Union. (Business Office in Twamley will be closed during these four days).

Tues., Jan. 13, and Tues., Jan. 20 -- TWO-PART SERIES, "Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 7 to 9 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Tues., Jan. 13, through Tues., Feb. 17 -- STUDY GROUP, "Parents of Young Children," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 9:30 to 11 a.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Tues., Jan. 13, through Tues., Feb. 24 -- BOOK STUDY, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 1 to 2:30 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Wed., Jan. 14 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL MOVIE, "Liar Liar," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Wed., Jan. 14 -- EDUCATIONAL SESSION, "Constructive Supervisory Intervention," presented by Paul Millner, Director, St. Alexius/Heartview Employee Assistance Program, River Valley Room, Memorial Union, 2 to 3 p.m.; call Desi Sporbert at 777-4361 for more information.

Wed., Jan. 14 -- SEMINAR, "Is Your Adolescent Depressed?" Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Wed., Jan. 14, and Wed., Jan. 21 -- STUDY GROUP, "1-2-3-4 Parents!" Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 9:30 to 11 a.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Wed., Jan. 14, through Wed., Feb. 18 -- STUDY GROUP, "Positive Discipline for Single Parents," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 3:30 to 5 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Wed., Jan. 14, through Wed., Feb. 18 -- STUDY GROUP, "Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships, Part II," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Wed., Jan. 14, through Wed., Feb. 18 -- STUDY GROUP, "Readers, Writers, and Parents: Learning Together," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 7 to 8:30 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Thurs., Jan. 15 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), 200 McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 15 -- MEETING, University Senate, Room 7, Gamble Hall, 4:05 p.m.; agenda items due in the Office of Admissions and Records by 4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 5.

Thurs., Jan. 15 -- MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY LUNCHEON, Ramada Inn, noon to 2 p.m. (by invitation only); call Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center at 777-4119 for reservations).

Thurs., Jan. 15 -- LUNCH BOX SPECIAL, "Family Focused Finances," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Thurs., Jan. 15 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Con-Air," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m. free admission.

Thurs., Jan. 15, through Thurs., Feb. 19 -- STUDY GROUP, "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 9:30 to 11 a.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Fri., Jan. 16 -- BIOLOGY CANDIDATE LECTURE, Helen McNeill will present "Forming a Sharp Border in Development: The Role of Mirror in Patterning the Drosophila Eye and Embryo," 141 Starcher Hall, noon; Dr. McNeill is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University where she received her Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cellular Physiology.

Fri., Jan. 16 -- CONCERT, UND Showcase of Ensembles, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 16 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., 8 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 16 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., 6 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 16 -- GREEN AND WHITE DAY, President Baker has approved this day for employees to wear UND colors and jeans to show support for our Sioux athletes.

Fri. and Sat., Jan. 16-17 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. Michigan Technological University, Engelstad Arena, 7:35 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Jan. 16-17 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, UND at St. John's Invitational, Collegeville, Minn., 9:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Fri. through Sun., Jan. 16-18 -- HONOR BAND AND HONOR CHOIR sponsored by the UND Music Department, Festival at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Fri., Jan. 16, through Fri., Feb. 20 -- STUDY GROUP, "Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships, Part I," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Sat., Jan. 17 -- ART WORKSHOP, "Something For Me Workshop," recording everyday actions without using written form, North Dakota Museum of Art, 1 to 3 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 17 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., 8 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 17 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., 6 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 19 -- HOLIDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY.

Tues., Jan. 20 -- SECOND DEADLINE for submission of applications to the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee (FRCAC); travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between Jan. 20 and April 14.

Tues., Jan. 20 -- MUSICAL, "Carousel," a musical production featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic fable of love and redemption, set to one of their greatest scores featuring "If I Loved You," "June is Bustin' Out All Over," "The Carousel Waltz," and "You'll Never Walk Alone." On the rocky shores of the New England coast, the love story between carousel barker Billy Bigelow and local mill worker Julie Jordan continues to touch the heart of theater-goers everywhere, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 21 -- LAST DAY TO ADD A FULL-TERM COURSE FOR SPRING SEMESTER.

Wed., Jan. 21 -- BROWN-BAG LUNCH SEMINAR, "1997 Individual Tax Returns: Proper Accounting for Casualty Losses," River Valley Room, Memorial Union, noon to 1 p.m.; call 777-2128 to register.

Thurs., Jan. 22 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Fools Rush In," Lecture Bowl, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Thurs., Jan. 22 -- VIDEO PRESENTATION, "Ten Ways To Be a Better Parent," Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Fri., Jan. 23 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. University of Northern Colorado, Hyslop Sports Center, 8 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 23 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. University of Northern Colorado, Hyslop Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 23 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, UND at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., 4 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Jan. 23-24 -- HOCKEY, UND at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., 7:05 p.m.

Fri. through Sun., Jan. 23-25 -- FIREHALL THEATRE PRODUCTION, "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.

Sat., Jan. 24 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Hyslop Sports Center, 8 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 24 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Hyslop Sports Center, 6 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 24 -- SWIMMING & DIVING (men's and women's), UND at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 25 -- MUSEUM READER'S SERIES: Fireside Stories, with North Dakota residents Merry Ketterling, William Ambrose Littleghost, and Dorreen Yellow Bird, North Dakota Museum of Art, 2 p.m.; admission is free and open to the public; call 777-4195 for more information.

Sun., Jan. 25 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Hamlet," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 2 p.m. matinee, free admission.

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UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during the summer) and distributed at no charge to members of the University community. It is also available electronically through UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address is http://www.und.nodak.edu.

All articles submitted for publication should be labeled "University Letter" and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions may be sent to jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. Attachments to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number. University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.

UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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