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University Letter

JULY 12, 1998

Editor's Note:  Due to a limited staff, this week's University Letter is
in a different format.  I apologize for any inconvenience.  University
Letter should be "clickable" next week.

  ---Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter

Presidential Briefing Set 
Baker Introduces New Faculty Ambassadors Program


Sexual Harassment Seminar Will Be Presented
Linguistics Institute Plans Colloquiums
Reception Will Honor Lowell Goodman
Summer French Camps Planned
IRB Will Meet Aug. 5
  Library Presents Merrifield Scholarship
  Doctoral Exams Set For Candidates
  Institute Of Child Health Changes Grant Policy
  Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
  Summer Session Enrollment Up Nearly 500
  Payroll Deadlines Listed
  Grade Report Forms Available July 21
  Employees Insured For Foreign Travel
  Research Participants Sought
  Health Sciences Library Lists Hours
  "Thank You's" Not Printed In University Letter
  Museum Will Hold Community Pot Luck
  Summer Music Continues At Museum
  Denim Day Totals Announced
  UPC Lists Events
  Pasta Party Set For  Aug. 22
  Presidential Briefings Set
  Presidential Briefings for the rest of the calendar year, at which President
Baker discusses University
  business, will take place the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Bowl: 
Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4,
  Dec. 9.  The University Community is invited to attend. -- Jan Orvik,
Editor, University Letter.  
  University Letter:
  The summer schedule for University Letter follows.  University Letter will
be published on the following
  dates: June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, Aug. 7, 21 and 28. The deadline for
article submission remains at 1
  p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published. Articles will be run
only once due to space and
  budget considerations. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
  Baker Introduces New Faculty Ambassador Program
  In his monthly briefing to the University community, President Baker
introduced a new initiative, the
  Faculty Ambassador Program.  The new program, in which faculty will aid the
recruitment and retention
  goals of the University, is the brainchild of three faculty members: Jan
Zahrly (Management), Jim
  Mochoruk (History), and Tom Petros (Psychology).  Zahrly introduced the
program, in which faculty will
  help recruit students with the aid of Enrollment Services and Student
Academic Services.  They hope that
  about 10 percent of UND faculty will become ambassadors, spending about an
hour each week on the
  program.  For more information, contact any of the three faculty members.
  Other items discussed at the meeting included the following:
  -- Don Piper (Summer Sessions) announced that Summer Session totals fell
somewhat short of 1996 totals,
  but credit hours and revenues exceeded 1996 totals.  Students number 3,351
this summer, and totaled 2,852
  last summer and 3,382 in 1996.  Students are up in all categories except
military.  That drop can be
  attributed to less population at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, which has
had the Missile Wing
  -- Elaine Metcalfe (TRIO Programs) discussed the various programs that bring
students to campus during
  the summer.  She also talked about the background of TRIO Programs, which
serves 2,500 middle school,
  high school, adult and college students each year.  President Baker
emphasized that Continuing Education
  serves about 13,000 students each year, and that the University serves many
more students than the 10,400
  in our official enrollment count.
  -- In response to a suggestion, President Baker agreed that a monthly
meeting with town citizens would be a
  good idea.  Dave Vorland (President's Office) discussed plans for a
University Open House Sept. 20.
  -- Peter Johnson presented information on the University's request that the
City of Grand Forks grant
  $200,000 to help UND recruit students.  The grant request, it is hoped, will
be approved and renewable
  every year for four years.  Johnson discussed some recruiting and retention
problems and solutions
  developed to solve them.  The full discussion will be distributed to the
University community soon.
  -- Baker announced that the University and City are working to develop
infrastructure on the University
  Village project.  UND has requested about $3.5 million to develop sewer and
other infrastructure. -- Jan
  Orvik, Editor, University Letter. 
  Sexual Harassment Seminar Will Be Presented
  President Baker along with the President's Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W)
ask that you attend an
  important awareness building seminar, "Sexual Harassment in the
Workplace...Identify. Stop. Prevent." 
  This seminar will be presented especially for administrators (vice
presidents, deans, department heads) on
  Monday, July 13, and again on Tuesday, July 14, for all faculty and staff. 
Each seminar will begin at 8 a.m.
  and adjourn at 12:30 p.m. and will be held in the Lecture Bowl.
  Personal letters of invitation have been sent to everyone on campus.  These
letters include more details
  regarding registration, speakers, and a program schedule.  We ask that you
call Jo Coutts, University Within
  the University, to pre-register and ensure that you will receive an
information packet at the seminar. 
  Harasssment will be discussed from two different perspectives: legal and
psychological.  A team of
  attorneys from the firm of Whitney and Dorsey in Fargo will discuss the
legal side of harassment and clarify
  what is necessary to avoid the risk of harassment.  The representatives from
our Counseling Center will lead
  a discussion on the psychological impact on the harassed and on the
harasser, and how all this affects the
  parties' ability to work. These sessions will be audio and video-taped.
  If you  require accommodation, have questions, or would like to
pre-register, please contact me. -- Jo
  Coutts, University Within the University, for PAC-W, 777-4266 or
  Linguistics Institute Plans Colloquiums
  The Summer Institute of Linguistics will hold two colloquiums.  The first,
at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, in
  Room 9, Gamble Hall, is titled "Bilingualism and Language Planning in
Ukraine," presented by Alla
  Yeliseyeva (English).  The second, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, in Room 9,
Gamble Hall, is titled
  "Ethnography -- They Will Tell You," presented by Dick Montag (SIL).  For
more information, please call
  me. -- Tim Pulju, Summer Institute of Linguistics, 777-5714.
Reception Will Honor Lowell Goodman
A retirement reception will be held for Lowell Goodman, Associate Professor of
Geography, from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 20, in the Edna Twamley Room, Twamley
Hall.  Everyone is invited to attend. -- Department of Geography.


  Summer French Camps Planned
  The University will hold two Summer French Camp sessions for beginning and
intermediate French
  students, ages 9-13, at Frostfire Resort, Walhalla, N.D.  The first session
will be held Aug. 2-8, and the
  second will be Aug. 9-15.  They will feature total immersion in French
language and culture, the
  opportunity to explore the world of the "Voyageurs," where transportation
was accomplished with canoes
  and ox carts, and new territory was being discovered, and French songs,
dances and games.  There will be a
  staff-to-camper ratio of 1 to 4 to aid campers in using the French language
and to get along in a French
  environment.  For more information, contact me. -- Monique Clifford, Program
Assistant, Conference
  Services, 777-2663, monique_clifford@mail.und.nodak.edu.
  IRB Will Meet Aug. 5
  The Institutional Review Board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5,  in
305 Twamley Hall, to consider
  all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program
Development before Monday, July
  27.  Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has
reviewed them and time permits.  
  Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical
Subcommittee before being
  brought to the full Board.  Proposals for these projects are due in the
Office of Research and
  Program Development Monday, July 20. --- F.R. Ferraro (Psychology), Chair,
Institutional Review
  Library Presents Merrifield Scholarship
  Graduate student Jason Zevenbergen has won the 1998 Chester Fritz Library
  Scholarship Award Competition.  His paper was titled "Establishing a Jewish
Community: A Study
  of Jewish Immigrant Homesteaders in North Dakota, 1880-1920."  The annual
award includes a
  $1,500 scholarship and recognizes outstanding scholarly research that uses
primary resource
  materials housed within the Library's Elwyn B. Robinson Department of
Special Collections.
  The Merrifield Competition is named on honor of Webster Merrifield, UND's
first university
  librarian of record and President of the University from 1891 to 1909.  A
grant from the UND
  Alumni Association and Foundation enables the Library to hold the annual
competition. -- Frank
  D'Andraia, Director, Chester Fritz Library.
  Doctoral Exams Set For Candidates
  The final examination for Melody LaFriniere, a candidate for the Ph.D.
degree with a major in
  Counseling Psychology, is set for 2 p.m. Monday, July 13, in 308 Montgomery
Hall.  The
  dissertation title is "Cultural Influences on Body Image Perception of
Native American Women." 
  Cindy Juntunen (Counseling) is the committee chair.
  The final examination for Karen Devers, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree
with a major in Teaching
  and Learning, is set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, in the Dean's
Conference Room, Education
  Building.  The dissertation title is "An Exploration of the Roles,
Responsibilities, and Challenges
  of Six Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Visual Arts."  Mary Lou Fuller
(Teaching and
  Learning) is the committee chair.  
  Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend. -- Harvey Knull,
Dean, Graduate School.
  Institute of Child Health Changes Grant Policy
  Effective for applications submitted for the Oct. 1, 1998 receipt date and
thereafter, the National
  Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has changed NICHD
policy regarding
  program project (P01) grant application submission, review, and funding. 
The NICHD uses the
  P01 grant mechanism to support research on reproductive, developmental,
behavioral/social, and
  rehabilitative processes that determine the health or that optimize the
functioning of newborns,
  infants, children, adults, families, and populations. 
  NICHD is introducing funding caps for its program project grants. 
Applications requesting
  funding levels beyond the established cap will not be accepted for review. 
For all unsolicited new
  (Type 1) program project applications, the first-year cap is $750,000 direct
costs, with a
  cumulative cap of $4,000,000 direct costs over the five-year award period. 
Unsolicited competing
  continuation (Type 2) program projects will have similar caps.  Funding caps
for solicited
  programs will be specified in the Request for Applications (RFAs).
  NICHD will no longer conduct applicant interviews as part of the review
process.  Revised
  applications will be taken directly to the appropriate NICHD review
committee for evaluation. 
  However, in certain cases, the modifications to the original application may
be significant enough
  to warrant a site visit.  Determination of the need for a site visit will be
made by NICHD.
  Review criteria for the evaluation of program project applications have been
revised in accordance
  with the announcement by NIH of new review criteria for all research grant
applications (NIH
  Guide, Vol. 26, No. 22, June 27, 1997).
  Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NICHD program staff
to discuss their
  applications well in advance of the submission deadline.  Copies of the
revised NICHD Program
  Project (P01) Guidelines may be obtained through the NICHD Homepage
  http://www.nih.gov/nichd/html/research.html or from ORPD.  Contact Susan C.
Streufert, Ph.D.,
  Tel:  (301) 435-3440, E-mail:  ss149n@nih.gov if you have questions on
program contacts and
  application preparation or Scott Andres, Ph.D., Tel:  (301) 496-1485,
  andress@exchange.nih.gov for questions on the review process. -- Sally
Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant
  to the Director, Research and Program Development.
  Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
  Following are some grant and research opportunities, gathered by the Office
of Research and
  Program Development.  For more information, call their office at 777-4278.
                             Grants for Undergraduate Aviation Research
provide support for undergraduate aviation research in
  the areas of:  capacity and air traffic control technology; communications,
navigation, and
  surveil-lance; aviation weather; airports; aircraft safety technology;
system security technology; human
  factors and aviation medicine; environment and energy; and systems
science/operations research. 
  Deadline: 7/31/98.  Contact:  Clare J. Nanni, Grants Officer, 609/485-6970;
fax 609/485-6509;
  clare.nanni@faa.dot.gov; http://www.tc.faa.gov.  Solicitations also
available at
  Aviation Research Grants provide support for research in commercial space
transportation as well as
  the areas listed above.  The FAA encourages and supports innovative,
advanced research of potential
  benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and commercial space
transportation; in areas related
  to research on the prevention of catastrophic failures; and areas related to
research, development, and
  implementation of technologies and procedures to counteract terrorist acts
against civil aviation. 
  Deadline: None.  Contact: Grants Officer, 609/485-8410; fax 609/485-6509;
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  Development of Personal Monitoring Devices for Fine Particulate Matter and
Its Metal Content (RFA
  98-01).  The objective of this proposed study is to develop sensitive,
accurate and cost-effective
  personal monitoring devices to allow continuous sampling of short-term
exposures to PM (24-48
  hours), separate particles by size, and facilitate chemical characterization
of the fine particle mass for
  toxic metals.  Monitors should be adaptable to monitoring microenvironments. 
Deadline: 8/15/98.
  Contribution of Metals in Ambient Particles to the Particulate Associated
Health Effects (RFA 98-02). 
  Interest is in studies that address the contribution of toxic metals present
in ambient fine particles to
  development or exacerbation of respiratory, immune or cardiovascular
system-related adverse health
  effects in susceptible humans.  Of special interest are fine
particle-associated metals that are
  combus-tion related and are listed as air toxics in the Clean Air Act
Amendments of 1990.  Deadline:
  The Small Grants Program on Short-Term Research Studies on the Health
Effects of Urban Air Toxics
  (RFA 98-02) encourages pilot projects, projects to test new techniques, or
innovative or high-risk
  studies that could serve as a basis for more extended research.  Priority
research areas are: assessment
  of personal and/or community exposures to air toxics, investigation of
associations between exposure
  to air toxics and occurrence of adverse health effects in humans,
identification of
  mechanisms/biologi-cal effects of exposure to air toxics in humans, source
apportionment of urban
  air toxics, air toxics exposures associated with specific urban communities,
and air toxics exposures
  with implications for environmental justice issues.  Letters of Intent are
requested.  Deadline: 8/31/98
  (Full Proposal).
  Contact: Lata Shirname-More, Ph.D.; fax 713/500-9468;
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  Support is provided for four major grant programs.  Community
Initiatives--priority areas of interest
  are: arts and culture, education, children and social welfare, citizenship,
community develop-ment,
  homelessness, and literacy.  Journalism--support is provided to
organizations and institutions which
  offer special promise of advancing the quality and effectiveness of a free
press.  Special empha-sis is
  given to the education of current and future journalists, defense of First
Amendment rights, and
  support of a free press at home and worldwide.  Education--emphasizes
collaboration for K-16
  education reform and supports national organizations providing innovative
leadership in address-ing
  critical issues in education; and/or assistance of acknowledged value for
local efforts to improve
  education.  Arts and Culture--support is for significant arts and cultural
institutions with demonstrated
  national impact, particularly for highly innovative projects in six areas:
art museums and galleries;
  other museums, such as historical, natural history, science and children's
museums; historic
  preserva-tion; music, specifically symphony orchestras and opera companies;
theater; and dance and
  ballet.  Special attention is given to major national and regional arts
organizations for initiatives that
  involve the sponsor's communities.  A brief letter of interest should be
submitted prior to developing
  a full proposal.  Faxed proposals will not be accepted. For community
initiatives and arts and culture,
  support is restricted to organizations in communities where the Knight
brothers were involved in
  publishing newspapers, but is wholly separate from and independent of those
newspapers.  Deadline:
  None.  Contact:  Grant Request, 305/908-2600; http://www.knightfdn.org.
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  Support is provided to facilitate biblical research and studies in the
history of the Christian church,
  including archaeological digs, publications, and lecture tours.   Of special
interest are projects that
  increase public study and understanding of the Bible.  Such projects would
not include evangelism or
  denominational pursuits.  The Endowment has previously sponsored translation
projects, publication
  of periodicals and books, archaeological excavations, preservation of
documents, research
  scholarships, improvements in biblical research libraries, and public
lectures on biblical topics.  Grants
  are made to projects with a broader benefit than a single denominational
interest.  Preference is given
  to one-time projects or for seed money for new projects.  Recent grants have
ranged from
  $2,000-$21,000.  Initial contact should be a proposal letter on
organizational letterhead.  Application
  guidelines are available.  Deadlines: 9/1/98, 3/1/99.  Contact: Stephen R.
Howard,  Secretary,
  617/497-1144; P.O. Box 993, Astor Station, Boston, MA 02123.
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  The Impact of Media on Adolescents' Sexual Behavior program provides support
for basic research
  to address the hypothesis that the content of various forms of media affects
young people's attitudes
  and behavior with regard to sexual intercourse.  Basic areas of interest
are: 1) What sexual content do
  youth pay attention to, and how do they interpret what they see and hear?;
2) Does that media content
  affect their sexual beliefs and behavior?; and 3) How could the mass media
be used to promote
  respon-si-ble sexual behavior among youth?  Applications that address
exposure to and/or
  interpretation of media content and linkages between such exposure and
subsequent behaviors are
  strongly encour-aged.  Applications focusing exclusively on the measurement
of sexual content in the
  media will be of lesser programmatic interest.  Researchers are encouraged
to consider innovative
  models and methods to address these challenges.  Dealing with sensitive
issues such as exposure to
  media that might be inter-preted as sexually suggestive and working with
individuals under age 18
  create the need for thoughtful and comprehensive approaches to informed
consent, which involve both
  the parent and the young person.  Deadline(s): 10/1/98, 2/1/99, 6/1/99. 
Contact: Susan F. Newcomer,
  Ph.D., 301/496-1174; fax 301/496-0962; Snewcomer@nih.gov,
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  The Public Health Conference Support Grant Program provides partial support
for specific non-federal
  conferences in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention
information/education programs
  (except HIV Infection).  Applications are being solicited for conferences on
Physical Activity and
  Fitness, Nutrition, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Unintentional
Injuries, Violent and
  Abusive Behavior, Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Health, Oral
Health, Maternal and
  Infant Health, Heart Disease and Stroke, Cancer, Diabetes and Chronic
Disabling Conditions,
  Sexu-ally Transmitted Diseases, Immunization and Infectious Disease,
Clinical Preventive Services,
  Preven-tion Research in Program and Policy Development in Managed Care,
Surveillance and Data
  Systems, Smoking and Health, Chronic Disease Prevention, Efforts That Would
Strengthen the Public
  Health System, and Laboratory Practices.  Projects must relate to the
promotion of health and
  prevention of disease, disability, and premature death.  Only conferences
focusing on these
  program-matic areas will be considered.  Awards will range from
$1,000-$30,000.  Deadlines: Letters
  of Intent: 10/5/98 (Cycle A), 4/5/99 (Cycle B); Applications: 1/18/99,
3/16/99 (Cycle A); 6/14/99,
  8/2/99 (Cycle B).  Contact: Karen Reeves, Grants Mgmt. Specialist,
404/842-6596; ker1@cdc.gov;
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  The Program in Mass Communications supports activities in mass
communications, focus-ing on the
  development and use of communications technologies that enhance lifelong
learning and an informed
  citizenry.  Program areas are: Media and Political Participation
(presidential elections and the use of
  the media and technology to expand and improve citizen participation in the
electoral process),
  Inter-active Communications Technologies (study and development of
interactive communications
  tech-nolo-gies, including multimedia, electronic publishing, and computer
networks, that enhance
  lifelong learn-ing); Communications Policy (developing telecommunications
policy that responds to
  challenges of new media and preserves the public interest).  Support is
usually provided for research,
  development, and demonstration projects.  A letter of inquiry outlining the
project is the preferred
  form of initial contact.  Awards generally range from $10,000-$75,000 and
  Deadline: None.  Contact: Cynthia Crook, Grants Manager, 212/489-6655; fax
  marklefnd@aol.com; http://www.markle.org. 
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                             NIAAA is soliciting exploratory/developmental
research grant applications (R21) to support
  Secondary Analysis of Existing Health Services Data Sets relevant to
developing a knowledge base
  to improve the delivery of services for alcohol-related problems, including
treatment and preventive
  interven-tions.  The program is intended to more fully utilize currently
available data sets and to
  provide support for substantive exploratory or confirmatory studies that
increase the knowledge related
  to improving the availability, accessibility, delivery, quality,
effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and
  out-comes of alcohol-related treatment and prevention services.  Data used
in secondary analyses may
  be obtained from cur-rent or past investigator-initiated research activities
or from other archival data
  sets from public or private sources.  Research that employs new analytic
techniques that demonstrate
  or promote methodo-logi-cal advances alcohol-related health and services
research is of particular
  interest.  Objectives include, but are not limited to:  determining the
effects of financing and
  reimbursement mechanisms on alcohol-related health care program
availability, accessibility, delivery,
  organization, content, quality, and outcomes; assessing sources of variation
in access to and utilization
  of treatment and prevention interventions for alcohol-related problems;
identifying organizational and
  managerial factors influencing delivery of treatment and prevention services
for alcohol-related
  problems, either within or across regions, populations, and settings; 
evaluating cost, cost-effectiveness, cost benefit, and cost utility of
alcohol-related treatment and prevention services; and
  identifying and assessing the effectiveness and outcomes of alcohol-related
treatment and preventive
  services.  Applications must be limited to up to $100,000/year in direct
costs for up to two years.
  Deadlines: 10/1/98, 2/1/99, 6/1/99.  Contact: Harold I. Perl, Ph.D.,
301/443-0788; fax 301/443-8774;
  hp14o@nih.gov; http://www.niaaa.nih.gov. 
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  Support is provided for scholarly works with potential for significant
contributions to the
  under-stand-ing of ancient Mesoamerican cultures and continuities thereof
among the indigenous
  cultures in modern Mesoamerica (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El
Salvador).  Support
  is provided for projects in archaeology, art history, epigraphy,
linguistics, ethnohistory, ethnography,
  and soci-ology.  Awards are offered to the most well-qualified scholars
regardless of degree level,
  although FAMSI favors degree-candidates, recent graduates, and professionals
whose projects have
  not had extensive financial support.  General Research Grants range up to
$10,000.  Contingency
  Grants provide emergency funds for unforeseen situations encountered during
initial research,
  secondary analysis, and/or the final dissemination of findings.   Special
Project Grants, designed to
  aid extensive or expensive research projects, are available on occasion. 
Applicants for special project
  grants should contact FAMSI for further information.  Application forms and
guidelines are available
  upon written or faxed request.  Deadline: 9/30/98.  Contact:  Sandra Noble,
352/795-5990; 352/795-1970; famsifl@aol.com; http://www.famsi.org. 
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  The Visiting Fellowships Program funds 12-month, in-residence fellowships
for Ph.D. scientists at all
  levels, faculty planning sabbatical leave, and recent Ph.D. recipients whose
research interests are in: 
  physics, chemistry, and dynamics of the earth system; global and regional
environmental change;
  climate system monitoring, diagnostics, and modeling; and development and
application of remote
  sensing and in-situ measurement techniques for the earth and its atmosphere,
cryosphere, ecosystems,
  and oceans.  Multidisciplinary theoretical, laboratory, and field studies
are conducted at the Institute
  in the areas listed above, plus geochemistry, biology and related subjects. 
There is no appli-ca-tion
  form; application guidelines are available. Deadline: 12/15/98.  Contact: 
Dr. Howard Hanson,
  University of Colorado at Boulder, 303/492-1143; fax 303/492-1149;
  --Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director, Office of Research and
Program Development.
  Summer Session Enrollment Up Nearly 500
  Nearly 500 more students are attending the University this summer compared
to last.  The UND 1998
  Summer Session enrollment reached 3,351 students, 499 more than the 1997
Summer Session total
  of 2,852 and only 31 less than 1996 Summer Session total.. 
  The enrollment benefitted from an increase in the number of students
attending from Minnesota,
  Manitoba and Montana. In fact, there are more students from these areas this
summer than during any
  of the previous four summers. This is a good sign for UND, which is working
hard to recruit
  out-of-state students. Demographics show that the number of graduating North
Dakota high school
  students will decline each year well into the next century. By 2011-12,
  Dakota will be graduating approximately 1,400 fewer high school students,
down to about 7,060 a year
  ["Knocking at the College Door," WICHE Region Individual State Tables,
prepared in December
  The number of "Other" students (students from other states and countries)
attending UND is up over
  most of the previous past four years, and up 52 over the 1997 session (522
compared to 470 in  97,
  563 in  96, 493 in  95 and 420 in  94). The number of North Dakota military
students is down
  approximately 50 this summer compared to previous summers (57, compared to
115 in  97, 95 in  96,
  119 in  95 and 101 in  94), in large part because there are 1,100 fewer
personnel at the
  Grand Forks Air Force Base.
  More undergraduate students are attending UND this summer than during any of
the previous four
  summers (2,270 compared to 1,884 in  97, 2,248 in  96, 2,180 in  95 and
2,264 in  94), and the
  number of graduate students is up by 91 compared to 1997 (948 compared to
857). 133 professional
  students (law and medicine) are attending UND this summer, compared to 111
in  97, 141 in  96, 128
  in  95 and 142 in  94.
  Payroll Deadlines Listed
  Payroll, during the month of July, runs very early.   It is important to
know that any FY98 payroll
  documents will be deducted from last year's funds only if the paperwork is
submitted prior to the
  deadlines listed below.   To insure that your employees are paid, and paid
correctly, please submit all
  paperwork as early as possible and definitely before the following
  On Tuesday, July 14, all time slips for hours to be paid on July 31 are due. 
This is your last
  opportunity to submit timeslips for hours worked in FY98, and have it
deducted from FY98 funds. 
  On Thursday, July 16, all appointments/revisions must be received by noon
for the July 31 payroll. 
  Documents received after this date will not be included in the July 31
payroll run.
  Due to the large volume of paperwork that is processed this time of year, we
would appreciate
  departments submitting their paperwork as soon as possible and not waiting
for the deadline.  Requests
  for manual checks during the month of July will be strongly discouraged and
only approved on an
  emergency basis.  Thank you for your cooperation at this very busy time.
  If you have any questions, or concerns regarding any of these deadlines,
please call the Payroll Office
  at 777-4226. -- Pat Hanson, Director of Payroll.
  Grade Report Forms Available July 21
  The Grade Report forms will be available in the Office of the Registrar for
pick up by departmental
  offices beginning at noon Tuesday, July 21.   Procedures and deadlines will
be noted in a memo
  attached to the report forms.  If you have any questions, please call
777-2711. -- Veriena Garver,
  Admissions and Records Officer, Office of the Registrar.
  Employees Insured For Foreign Travel
  The State of North Dakota Risk Management fund has purchased a foreign
travel liability insurance
  policy that covers all state employees while on foreign, work-related
travel.  This policy provides
  coverage for travel outside of the United States and its territories and
possessions, except for Puerto
  Rico or any country or jurisdiction which is the subject of trade or
economic sanctions imposed by the
  laws of the United States of America.
  This coverage includes a package called "The Executive Assistance Service."
This service provides
  personal assistance services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in
the world (subject to the
  exceptions listed above) to help state employees and their companions who
travel overseas with
  medical, security, legal and/or personal emergencies.  The service is
accessed inside the U.S. by
  calling 1-800-452-5911.  Outside of the U.S. the employee needs to call
collect: (215) 244-2211.  If
  you have any questions about this policy, please call me. -- Pat Hanson,
Director of Payroll/Risk
  Management, 777-4228.
  Research Participants Sought
  Participants are needed for research projects dealing with language and
memory.  You must be over
  55 years of age to participate.  All projects take less than one hour, are
conducted on campus, and
  participants will receive $10 for their time and effort.  If interested,
please call me. -- F. Richard
  Ferraro, Psychology, 777-2414.
  Health Sciences Library Lists Hours
  Hours for the Library of the Health Sciences follow.
  Saturday, July 11,  through Sunday Aug. 2: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. to5
  p.m.; Sunday, closed.
  Monday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 9:  Monday - Thursday,  7:30 a.m. to 10
p.m.; Friday, 7:30
  a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
  Fall semester hours begin Monday, Aug. 10:  Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to
midnight; Friday,  7:30
  a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight. --
April Byars, Library of the
  Health Sciences.
  "Thank Yous" Not Printed In University Letter
  It has long been one of the policies of University Letter that letters of
thanks and gratitude are not
  printed. We emphasize continuation of that policy. While we realize the good
intentions of writers of
  such messages and that this is a convenient vehicle for their dissemination,
we remain in minimilist
  content quantity and length of pages operating and production modes for
University Letter because
  of increased costs. We had already trimmed costs at one point a couple of
years ago, and then
  compromised for the sake of those who preferred hard copies instead of
electronic mail reception, even
  at the expense of our operating budget (which, like others, has been trimmed
in the current UND cost
  cutting undertakings). Even though such messages are not included in
University Letter, it is a
  reasonable assumption that those who provide assistance in times of need are
doing so for
  compassionate and supportive reasons and assured of the recipient's
gratitude without public
  announcement of it.
  However, we will continue to include in University Letter items requesting
assistance and support by
  one means and another for personal and family crises involving members of
the UND family and for
  certain other University-related needs. We appreciate your cooperation and
understanding. -- Jim
  Penwarden, Director, Office of University Relations. 
  Museum Will Hold Community Pot Luck
  The North Dakota Museum of Art will host a community-wide pot luck supper at
6 p.m. Thursday,
  July 16.  The second such event this summer, the pot luck continues a new
tradition begun last summer
  after the flood.  Everyone is invited to bring a hot dish, salad or dessert
to share.  Utensils, plates and
  beverages will be provided.
  Currently on exhibit at the Museum is "Under the Whelming Tide" flood
photograph display co-curated by Grand Forks Herald photographer Eric Hylden
and Museum director Laurel Reuter.  Also
  on exhibit is Barton Benes' altar piece, "Ebbtide," and Adam Kemp's "Flood
Wall." -- Marsh
  Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.
  Summer Music Continues At Museum
  The final programs in the Summer Music at the Museum series have a strong
UND connection. 
  Soprano Maria Williams (B.A. in Music, 1991) will give a recital at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at
  the North Dakota Museum of Art, which will include a memorial tribute to the
late Ben Ring
  (Philosophy).  Madhu Joshi (Professor Emeritus, Anatomy) will participate in
an ensemble performing
  music of India on Tuesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum.
  Williams is a visiting professor at the Indiana University School of Music,
where she received a
  Master of Music in Voice.  She was a Metropolitan Opera National Finalist in
1993 and 1996 and
  North American Bel Canto Foundation National Winner in 1994.  Williams, with
pianist David
  Henrickson, will perform arias by Handel and Verdi and songs of Delibes,
Bizet, Granados and
  The classical music of India will be presented by cellist Nancy Lesh. 
Former co-principal cellist in
  the Rome Festival Orchestra, Lesh turned to the study of dhrupad, one of the
oldest forms of Indian
  classical music, during a six-year stay in India.  She will perform with
drummer Phil Hollenbeck; Dr.
  Joshi will play the tambura.
  There is no admission charge for Summer Music at the Museum, though
donations are encouraged. --
  Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.
  Denim Day Totals Announced
  The UND community raised $768.75 for tornado victims in St. Peter, Minn., 
with "St. Peter Denim
  Day" on April 24.  This is almost two-and-a-half times a "usual" Denim Day
collection and is a
  wonderful reflection of UND Proud!  "Bucks for the Bay" Denim Day earlier
that same month raised
  $654.l0, part of a total of $4,519.52 for disaster victims in San Fransisco. 
Thanks to all UND faculty
  and staff who participated in these two special events. -- Patsy Nies,
Enrollment Services.
  UPC Lists Events
  University Program Council July events include Tom Cruise week and Two-Scoop
Tuesdays.  On
  Monday, July 13, "Top Gun" will show at 2 p.m.  Wednesday, July 15, will
feature "Top Gun" at noon
  and "Jerry Maguire" at 2 p.m.  "Jerry Maguire" will be repeated at 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 16.  Free ice
  cream will be served on the main floor of the Union from 2 to 4 p.m. July
14, 21 and 28. -- Tara
  Wilkens, University Program Council.
  Pasta Party Set For Aug. 22
  The Second Annual Grand Pasta Party on the Prairie will be held Saturday,
Aug. 22.  The event
  celebrates Red River Valley grown durum wheat, the main ingredient in most
types of pasta.  This all-day festival will include a variety of pasta dishes
prepared by area vendors, musical performances
  throughout the day, and a theatre production.  Children's's activities will
be available in the family
  activity tent.  A laser light show will top off the event.
  Volunteers are needed for a range of activities, including selling tickets,
working at the entrances, soda
  tents, and non-profit tents.  All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and
free admission to the event. 
  For more information about the pasta party or to become a volunteer, contact
Jessica Lord at 746-9732. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Jessica Lord, Grand Pasta
Party on the Prairie.
  JULY 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
  Through Fri., July 17 -- GETTING STARTED  98, advisement and
  registration for new freshmen, Gamble Hall.
  Mon., July 13 -- SEMINAR, "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. . .
  Identify. Stop. Prevent." 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Memorial Union
  Lecture Bowl.  Pre-register by calling 777-4266.
  Mon., July 13 -- MOVIE, "Top Gun," 2 p.m., Memorial Union.
  Mon. through Wed., July 13-15 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
  FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Access 97," 361 Upson Hall II, 10 a.m.
  to noon each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or
  kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also Aug. 11-13.
  Mon. through Fri., July 13-17 -- BASIC MEDIATION SEMINAR, Conflict
  Resolution Center seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, call 777-3664;
registration deadline is Friday, June 29.
  Mon., July 13, through Fri., July 24 -- SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS,
  Session 3 for grades 1-3 with painter Annette Rorvig from McVille
  and painter Dyan Rey from Grand Forks; North Dakota Museum of Art,
  UND campus; fee is $75 for Museum members and $100 for Museum non-members
per child, per session; call the Museum at 777-4195 to
  register; the Bremer Foundation is sponsoring scholarships for
  children impacted by the flood.
  "Bilingualism and Language Planning in Ukraine," presented by Alla
  Yeliseyeva (English), 8 p.m., Room 9, Gamble Hall; call Tim Pulju at
  777-5714 for more information.
  Tues., July 14 -- SEMINAR, "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. . .
  Identify. Stop. Prevent." 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Memorial Union
  Lecture Bowl.  Pre-register by calling 777-4266.
  Tues., July 14 -- SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, Maria Williams, soprano,
  North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; call 777-4195 for
  Tues., July 14 -- FREE ICE CREAM, 2-4 p.m., Memorial Union.
  Tues. through Thurs., July 14-16 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
  FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Word 97," 361 Upson Hall II, 3 to 5
  p.m. each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or
  kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also Aug. 11-13.
  Wed., July 15 -- LESSONS AT LUNCH SERIES, "You Work Hard For Your
  Money -- Does It Work Hard For You?" presented by Tanya Kuntz
  (Merrill Lynch), Leadership Inspiration Center, Memorial Union, noon
  to 1 p.m.; session is free; please feel free to bring your lunch.
  Wed., July 15 -- MOVIE, "Top Gun," noon, Memorial Union.
  Wed., July 15 -- MOVIE, "Jerry Maguire," 2 p.m., Memorial Union.
  Thurs., July 16 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP),
  Room 200, McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.
  "Explore the Web Using Netscape," 361 Upson Hall II, 9:30 to 11:30
  a.m.; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or
  Thurs., July 16 -- MOVIE, "Jerry Maguire," 3 p.m., Memorial Union.
  Thurs., July 16 -- COMMUNITY POT LUCK, 6 p.m., North Dakota Museum
  of Art.  Bring dish to share; beverages, plates, utensils provided.
  "Introduction to GroupWise 5.2," 361 Upson Hall II, 9 to 11 a.m.; to
  register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu;
  also July 27.
  Sun., July 19, through Wed., July 29 -- 15th INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE
  CAMP for students ages 14-17 who have an interst or curiosity about
  the world of aerospace; call Dawn Botsford at 777-2663 for more
  Mon., July 20 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for clinical
  proposals that require subcommittee and full board review for
  Wednesday, Aug. 5, meeting.

Mon., July 20 -- RECEPTION for retiring Geography Associate Professor Lowell
Goodman, 2-4 p.m., Edna Twamley Room.
  Mon. through Wed., July 20-22 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
  FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Windows 95," 361 Upson Hall II, 10 a.m.
  to noon each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or
  kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also Aug. 4-6, and Aug. 25-27.
  Mon. through Wed., July 20-22 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
  FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Power Point 97," 361 Upson Hall II, 1
  to 3 p.m. each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or
  kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also Aug. 4-6.
  "Ethnography -- They Will Tell You," presented by Dick Montag, SIL,
  8 p.m., Room 9, Gamble Hall; call Tim Pulju at 777-5714 for more
  Tues., July 21 -- SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, program of classical music
  of India with cellist Nancy Lesh, assisted by Phil Hollenbeck, drum,
  and Madhu Joshi, tambura, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.;
  call 777-4195 for information.
  Tues., July 21 -- FREE ICE CREAM, 2-4 p.m., Memorial Union.
  Wed., July 22 -- LESSONS AT LUNCH SERIES, "It's Never Too Late to
  Have a Happy Childhood," presented by Cynthia Thompson (Memorial
  Union), Leadership Inspiration Center, Memorial Union, noon to 1
  p.m.; session is free; call 777-3926 to register; please feel free
  to bring your lunch.
  "Creating a Web Page Using HTML," 361 Upson Hall II, 9:30 a.m. to
  noon; to register, contact Kara at 7777-2128 or
  Sat., July 25 -- TEST, National Certification Agency (NCA) tests for
  Medical Laboratory Personnel, Room 114, Witmer Hall, 8:30 a.m.
  Mon., July 27 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for research
  proposals requiring full board review for Wednesday, Aug. 5,
  "Introduction to GroupWise 5.2," 361 Upson Hall II, 9 to 11 a.m.; to
  register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu.
  Mon. and Tues., July 27-28 -- KINDERART, a multi media arts and
  crafts experience for children ages 5-7 years, will be held in four
  parts at the University Craft Center on third floor of the Memorial
  Union from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (also Thurs. and Fri., July 30 and
  31); call 777-3979 for registration information before Fri., July
  Mon., July 27, through Fri., Aug. 7 -- SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS,
  Session 4 for grades 7-8 with painter and draftsman Walter Piehl
  from Minot; North Dakota Museum of Art, UND campus; fee is $75 for
  Museum members and $100 for Museum non-members per child, per
  session; call the Museum at 777-4195 to register; the Bremer
  Foundation is sponsoring scholarships for children impacted by the
  Tues., July 28 -- FREE ICE CREAM, 2-4 p.m., Memorial Union.
  Tues. through Thurs., July 28-30 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
  FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Excel," 361 Upson Hall II, 10 a.m. to
  noon each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or
  kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also Aug. 18-20.
  Wed., July 29 -- DENIM DAY, pay your dollar, wear your button, and
  enjoy "going casual"; all proceeds to charity.
  Thurs. and Fri., July 30-31 -- FINAL EXAMINATION PERIOD.
  Chester Fritz Auditorium, 4 p.m.