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University Letter

July 18, 1997

Volume 34 No. 40






UNIVERSITY LETTER

UNIVERSITY LETTER

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks

Vol. 34, Number 30, July 18, 1997



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          TABLE OF CONTENTS

Congressional Delegation Invited To Speak At Commencement

Faculty Invited To March In Commencement

Summer Schedule Listed For U Letter

Board Developing Six-Year Plan

     EVENTS TO NOTE

Meetings Will Detail Recovery Status

Computer Science Offers Faculty Enrichment Series

Reception To Honor Dorothy Penuel

Geographic Information System (GIS) Meeting, Demonstration Set

Undergraduate Research Poster Session Set

Reception Will Honor George Frein

New Faculty Tour Set For Aug. 20-21

     OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

New Catalog Now Available

New Graduate Student And GTA Orientation Set

Doctoral Exams Set For Ross And Tepper

     GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

$200,000 Carnegie Matching Grant Provides BRIDGES Funds

USDA And NASA Research Grants Available

NSF To Adopt New Merit Review Criteria

Research And Grant Opportunities Listed

     MONEY MATTERS

Changes In Prepayment Processing Listed

     BILLBOARD

Current Students May Use 800 Number To Register

Off Campus Housing Office Open

System Announces Plans For Administrative Systems Selection

Macintosh Computers Available For Adoption

Health Sciences Library Lists Hours

DakTech/Center For Innovation Team Up

Career Fair Is Oct. 2

Health And Safety Update: Microbial Contamination

Space Posters Will Be Given Away

KFJM Will Publicize Events

Flood Videos Available

Flood Photos, Stories Sought

Skateboarders Should Be Discouraged

Research Participants Sought

Tina Reidy Joins Printing Center

Free Calligraphy Services Available

     ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Hatton Community Theatre Will Perform At Burtness

Summer Music Programs Set At Museum

Michael Tangen Featured In "Songs Of The Spirit"

Witmer Has New Art

     FYI

Newman Center Lists Mass Schedule

July 30 Is Denim Day

Jobs Open At Bookstore, Repairs Available

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION INVITED TO SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT



The University of North Dakota plans to honor the state's Congressional

delegation by inviting them to present remarks at the summer commencement at 7

p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The ceremony will honor

the delegation for their service during and after the Red River Valley flood

and will congratulate graduating students, many of whom had planned to attend

a cancelled May 11 spring ceremony.



Sen. Kent Conrad, Sen. Byron Dorgan and Congressman Earl Pomeroy have been

invited to make brief remarks in lieu of a traditional commencement speaker.

The delegation received high marks nationally for their effectiveness in

representing their disaster-ravaged state. We want to thank them personally in

the presence of our students and their families.



The graduation will be preceded by a picnic for the graduates and their well

wishers on the lawns of nearby Wilkerson Hall. A full house of 2,400 is

expected. -- Kendall Baker, President.

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FACULTY INVITED TO MARCH IN COMMENCEMENT



As it was for the city, the Flood of '97 was an unprecedented event for the

University of North Dakota. Many challenges have been met; many more remain.

The cancellation of commencement that came with the early closing of the

school year is one part of this "unfinished business." For that reason, our

graduation ceremony at the end of the summer session will be more than the

traditional celebration.



It is our intent that this upcoming commencement will be a major event for the

University and the City of Grand Forks. We will be "turning a page" in our

history, recognizing the efforts of those who have helped pull us together in

the flood's aftermath and who are envisioning exciting new possibilities for

our future. 



We are inviting all candidates from the spring semester and the summer session

to participate. To underscore the special nature of this event, I would like

to invite as many faculty as possible to attend and march in full academic

regalia. The ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 1, in the CHESTER

FRITZ AUDITORIUM. -- Kendall Baker, President.

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SUMMER SCHEDULE LISTED FOR U LETTER



The summer bi-weekly University Letter will be published Fridays, July 18,

August 1, 15, 22, and 29.  Regular weekly production will begin with the Aug.

15 issue.  Deadlines remain at noon Tuesday of the week you wish the article

published. Submit items to me at Box 7144, drop them off in 411 Twamley Hall,

or e-mail them to me at jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. --  Jan Orvik, Editor,

University Letter.

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BOARD DEVELOPING SIX-YEAR PLAN



The State Board of Higher Education is in the process of developing its latest

six-year plan, required by state law.  At its annual retreat on July 11, the

board approved eight six-year plan goals (see below). However, it left to the

campuses the responsibility, in the first instance, of developing strategies

to achieve these goals. A report from each campus must be submitted to the

Chancellor by Sept. 1, 1997, so that the Board can consider campus

recommendations, add other strategies it regards as essential, and then

finalize the plan by early autumn as required by law. Vice President for

Academic Affairs Marlene Strathe will coordinate UND's efforts. A draft of the

strategies UND can pursue to contribute to System goals will be prepared and

will be based on our existing University Plan and other documents. A series of

opportunities for review and discussion of these proposed strategies by

college faculties and the University governance system will be provided

shortly.



The goals approved by the board are as follows:



1.  To assure excellence and quality learning for students.  Students of the

North Dakota University System will have outstanding, relevant and broad

educational experience that emphasizes communication skills, analytical

thinking, use of technology, and interpersonal skills that will be

demonstrated by campus measurements and indicators.



2.  To improve convenient access to programs and services through distance

education emphasizing enhanced use of technology as a regular component for

teaching and learning, thereby increasing enrollment of part-time students.



3.  To align programs and services with needs of business and communities.



4.  To be the research and development arm for the State of North Dakota.



5.  To provide a safe and modern teaching and learning environment for

students, faculty, employees and the public, and provide services in an

effective and efficient manner.



6.  To improve public confidence in the North Dakota University System.



7.  To encourage public service on the State Board of Higher Education.



8.  To efficiently and effectively administer the resources and improve

services of the North Dakota University System through cooperation and

collaboration among and between the campuses, K-12, and other entities. 



-- Kendall Baker, President.

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EVENTS TO NOTE



MEETINGS WILL DETAIL RECOVERY STATUS



President Baker and other University officials will conduct weekly briefings

at 9 a.m. every Wednesday in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Everyone is welcome

to attend and listen to updates on UND's flood recovery.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE OFFERS FACULTY ENRICHMENT SERIES



The Department of Computer Science will offer "How Do I Put My Syllabus on the

Web?" as part of their Faculty Enrichment Series, Monday, Aug. 18, from 10

a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon in 103 CAS II,

Computer Science PC Lab. The presenter will be Bruce Maxwell (Computer

Science).



This two-part series is a hands-on tutorial that will give faculty the skills

to make syllabi, assignments, and other course materials available on the web.

As part of this tutorial we will present the basics of the html markup

language and some ideas on how to make effective use of the web in the

classroom. To see some examples of course materials check out

http://www.cs.und.edu/~maxwell and follow the links to the class home pages.



We will ask faculty to bring at least one syllabus for which they will develop

a web page. The overall purpose of this series is to give faculty a directed

environment in which to develop course materials for the web.



Participation is limited to 30 UND faculty on a first-reply basis. You can

either e-mail Bruce Maxwell at maxwell@cs.und.edu, or send a notice of

interest indicating your name, department, and e-mail address to him at the

Department of Computer Science, Box 9015. If there is sufficient demand, we

will run a session from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 18-19 in the same location. --

Bruce Maxwell, Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

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RECEPTION TO HONOR DOROTHY PENUEL



After more than 20 years at UND and nearly 20 at NDSU, Dorothy Penuel has

decided to retire from the Dean's office in the College of Business and Public

Administration. Dorothy has been a loyal and dedicated administrative

assistant to two former deans, Claire Rowe and W. Fred Lawrence, and most

recently helped Dennis Elbert's transition from a faculty member in the

college to the deanship. We will miss her.



Please join us Tuesday, July 22, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Alumni Center to

help pay her tribute on this momentous occasion. Do stop by and wish Dorothy

the best. -- Business and Public Administration Dean's Office.

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) MEETING, DEMONSTRATION SET



Faculty and researchers will be meeting for a Geographic Information Systems

demonstration and discussion Wednesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. in  244 CAS I.

Scott Kroeber and Scott Bassingthwaite of the Regional Weather Information

Center will host and will provide demonstrations of ESRI GIS products as part

of that meeting.   



Because of a new NDUS site license for ESRI's GIS products including ARCInfo

and ARCView, UND has an opportunity to use GIS more widely in instruction and

research for a nominal fee.  You are invited to attend to exchange ideas of

how you and others can broaden use of these products and to organize for

support of  broader use.



Please e-mail or phone Dorette Kerian (dorette_kerian@mail.und.nodak.edu,

7-3880) of your plans to attend so we can make sure the room arrangements are

right. -- Dorette Kerian, Manager, User Services, Computer Center.

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION SET



The university community is invited to a poster session for the NSF Research

Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Computer Science from 1 to 3 p.m.

Friday, July 25, in 238 CAS II. The 10 participating students will present

their research in an informal atmosphere; refreshments will be provided. 

Student projects include an audio-based computer interface for the visually

impaired, speech recognition of non-native speakers, object recognition,

surface shape determination, web-based educational tools, an incremental

compiler, and high-speed computer network simulations. 



Please drop by and support undergraduate research at UND. -- Bruce Maxwell,

Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR GEORGE FREIN



The University community is invited to a retirement reception for Professor

George Frein on Tuesday, July 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum

of Art. Dr. Frein joined the UND faculty in 1968. Over the years he has earned

a reputation as one of UND's most creative and respected teachers and

scholars. The reception is jointly sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

and Religion and the Office of Instructional Development. -- Scott Lowe,

Chair, Philosophy and Religion, and Dan Rice, Office of Instructional

Development.

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NEW FACULTY TOUR SET FOR AUG. 20-21



Attention, department chairs: The eighth annual New Faculty Tour of North

Dakota is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20-21. Underwritten in part by

the UND Alumni Association, this bus tour offers a low-cost opportunity for

new faculty and professional staff to experience small-town and rural North

Dakota, visit the Capitol and State Heritage Center, talk to residents --

including Native Americans -- and learn more about the values, challenges and

opportunities of our state. Seating is limited, so priority will go to new

full-time faculty members and new full-time professional staff. Current

faculty members and professional staff are eligible to join on a "space

available" basis; they should contact the University Relations Office at 777-2731 as soon as possible to be placed on a waiting list. Invitations will be

mailed this summer to the "new hires" identified by the Academic Affairs

Office. The assistance of departmental chairs is requested in encouraging

participation. -- Rita Galloway, Special Projects Coordinator, Office of

University Relations.

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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST



NEW CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE



The new 1997-99 edition of the combined undergraduate and graduate Academic

Catalog has been issued.



Its contents include information on application, admission, registration, and

financial aid, requirements for degrees, descriptions of fields of study and

courses, and a listing of UND faculty members and administrative officials.



Copies may be obtained from the Office of Enrollment Services, 414 Twamley

Hall, P.O. Box 8135, telephone 777-4463.



Published by the UND Office of Admissions and Records and the Graduate School,

this is one of several academic catalogs issued by UND. Others include those

for the School of Law, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences,

Correspondence Study, Freshman Year, and Summer Session. -- Alice Poehls,

Director, Office of Admissions and Records.

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NEW GRADUATE STUDENT AND GTA ORIENTATION SET



Orientation will be held for new graduate students Thursday, Aug. 21. A

workshop for new graduate teaching assistants is scheduled for Tuesday,

Wednesday, and Friday, Aug. 19, 20 and 22. All new GTAs are expected to attend

the GTA sessions. Department chairs and graduate advisors are asked to alert

new graduate students and GTAs to this workshop as soon as they arrive on

campus. A copy of the schedule can be obtained by calling 777-2786. -- Harvey

Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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DOCTORAL EXAMS SET FOR ROSS AND TEPPER



The final examination for Gary J. Ross, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with

a major in Educational Administration, is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, July 17, in

208 Education Building. The dissertation title is "Attitudes of Business

College Faculty and Administrators Toward Distance Education: A National

Survey." Gloria Jean Thomas (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.



The final examination for Nadine C. Tepper, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree

with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 9 a.m. Friday, July 18, in

104 Education Building. The dissertation title is "Literacy Development:

Teacher/Student Interaction in a Whole Language Classroom." Deanna Strackbein

(Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.



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

Graduate School.

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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS



$200,000 CARNEGIE MATCHING GRANT PROVIDES BRIDGES FUNDS



Twenty communities in North Dakota can continue to revamp their school systems

to incorporate middle schools, thanks to a $200,000 Carnegie Corporation Grant

awarded to the College of Education and Human Development and the North Dakota

Department of Public Instruction.



The new two-year matching grant starts in October and will provide nearly

$315,000 to help the school districts continue to integrate middle schools

into their systems. The 23 middle schools also became regional training sites

for other school districts that want to follow the middle school concept.



The schools were selected in a statewide competition, in which school

districts presented proposals about how they would go about implementing

middle school practices in their school districts. The grant is part of the

BRIDGES Project, which began in 1990 to help school districts explore the

concept of integrating middle school practices into their systems.



Achievement tests and other data, such as attendance records, discipline

frequency, standardized testing, and questionnaires to parents and teachers,

show that student achievement increases over time when students are placed in

the middle school structure. Data collected from 1991-1996 shows that

students' abilities to read, write, compute and think critically increase in

the middle school environment compared to the more traditional junior

high/high school mix.



The project is multi-faceted in design. One facet of the project includes

bringing together all the deans of the education colleges in North Dakota to

look at how the colleges can better prepare teachers for teaching in the

middle grades. It's a collaborative project with teachers, parents, school

board members, universities, local service agencies and the Department of

Public Instruction.



-- John Backes, Professor of Educational Leadership.

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USDA AND NASA RESEARCH GRANTS AVAILABLE



Approximately $1 billion dollars worth of research and development (R&D) grant

funding is available in 1997 through the SBIR program. The 1982 Small Business

Innovation Development Act requires federal agencies with annual outside R&D

budgets over $100 million to allocate 2.5 percent of their annual R&D budget

to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The program

encourages participation of small firms in federal R&D, with its primary goal

to provide an opportunity for funding research projects involving new products

and new applications for existing technologies.



Currently, the Department of Agriculture and NASA have released solicitation

topics. We encourage those interested in the program to prepare proposals in

advance of the Sept. 4 USDA deadline and the NASA deadline of Oct. 10. If you

are interested or would like further information on the SBIR program, you can

visit the SBIR section of the Center for Innovation homepage

(www.und.nodak.edu/dept/cibd/welcome.htm) or contact me. -- Chuck Pineo, ND

SBIR Coordinator, 777-3970.

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NSF TO ADOPT NEW MERIT REVIEW CRITERIA



The National Science Board (NSF) has approved new criteria for evaluating

proposals submitted to NSF. The new criteria will be used to evaluate

proposals received after Oct. 1; thus, anyone submitting a proposal after mid-August should be aware that the new criteria will probably be used by

reviewers.  Under the new criteria reviewers are asked to answer two

questions: (1) What are the intellectual merits and what is the quality of the

proposed activity? And (2) What are the broader impacts of the proposed

activity? 



Questions suggested under criterion 1 are: How important is the proposed

activity to advancing knowledge and understanding within its own field and

across different fields?  How well qualified is the proposer to conduct the

project?  To what extent does the proposed activity suggest and explore

creative and original concepts?  How well conceived and organized is the

proposed activity?  Is there sufficient access to resources?  Questions

suggested under criterion 2 are: How well does the activity advance discovery

and understanding while promoting teaching, training, and learning?  How well

does the proposed activity broaden the participation of underrepresented

groups?  To what extent will it enhance the infrastructure for research and

education such as facilities, instrumentation, networks, and partnerships? 

Will the results be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and

technological understanding?  What may be the benefits of the proposed

activity to society?



Reviewers will provide a single composite rating.  The review form is being

revised to provide for separate comments for each criterion and a summary

narrative addressing both.  The criteria need not be weighted equally, but

should depend on either additional guidance provided by NSF or the reviewer's

judgment of the relative importance of the criteria to the proposal work. 

Programs may continue to add special criteria where necessary.  Further

information, including the NSB Merit Review Task Force Final Report (March

1997) are available under the heading  Special Notices  at

http://www.nsf.gov/home/special/notices.htm.



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

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RESEARCH AND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED



Following are some research and grant opportunities. For more information,

contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.



WARHOL (ANDY) FOUNDATION FOR VISUAL ARTS



The Curatorial Program provides grants to curatorial programs to assist in

innovative presentation of visual arts (plastic arts--painting, sculpture,

printmaking, photography, film, video, decorative arts, art publishing, and

aspects of the performing arts that incorporate plastic arts) with emphasis on

projects that cultivate new audiences. Projects may include exhibitions,

catalogues, audience development, etc. The program also supports the creation

of work through regranting initiatives, artist-in-residence programs, and work

of choreographers and performing artists when visual arts are an inherent

element of the production.  The Historic Preservation Program provides support

to preserve historic buildings, districts, or landscapes or to increase public

participation in the urban planning process.  Contact: 212/387-7555; fax:

212/387-7560.  Deadlines: 9/15/97; 3/15/98.

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM (SBIR)



NASA will issue its SBIR at Noon, July 30, 1997.  Deadline: 10/10/97. 

Distribution will be by electronic transmission services or diskette. 

Internet contacts: http://sbir.hq.nasa.gov/SBIR.html or http://www.nttc.edu. 

Electronic BBS: 301/918-8177. Diskettes: nasasbir@lan.alliedtech.com; fax

301/918-8154.  Diskette requests must provide name and address of the

requester and specify PC or MAC format.  Diskettes can be shipped FEDEX or UPS

if an account number is provided, otherwise First-Class U.S. Postal Service

will be used.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM (SBIR)



The USDA SBIR program supports research and development proposals in Forests

and Related Resources; Plant Production and Protection; Animal Production and

Protection; Air, Water, and Soils; Food Science and Nutrition; Rural and

Community Development; Aquaculture; Industrial Applications; and Marketing and

Trade.  Deadline: 9/4/97.  Contact: 202/401-4002; info will soon be available

at http://www.reeusda.gov/new/sbir/sbir.htm).

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UNITED STATES-ISRAEL BINATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

AND DEVELOPMENT FUND (BARD)



Under its 1997 research program, BARD is soliciting research proposals in the

following areas: Agricultural Engineering; Animal Production; Animal

Protection; Aquaculture; Cellular and Molecular Biology in Agriculture; Field

and Garden Crops; Fruit Tree Crops; Plant Protection; Postharvest and Food

Technology; and Soil, Water, Air and the Environment.  Deadline: 9/1/97. 

Contact: 301/504-5616; fax 301/504-5298; mlg@ars.usda.gov.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

DIRECTORATE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES



Program Deadline, September 15, 1997--Research Experiences for Undergraduates

(REU)--Sites. (Brochure NSF 96-102.) Contact Dr. Fred Stollnitz in the

Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience by phone, 306-1413, or by

e-mail, fstollni@nsf.gov.  Further information can be found in the NSF Guide

to Programs (NSF 97-30), or on the BIO Directorate Home Page at

http://www.nsf.gov/bio/.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

DIRECTORATE OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING



Further information on the programs in this section can be found in the

NSFGuide to Programs (NSF 97-30), or on the CISE Directorate Home Page,

http://www.cise.nsf.gov/.



Program Deadlines



September 15, 1997--New Technologies Program. (Brochure NSF 97-27.) Proposals

will be accepted in the areas of programming environments and tools, graphics

and visualization, and high performance computing. Contact Dr. John Van

Rosendale in the Division of Advanced Scientific Computing by phone, 306-1962,

or by e-mail, jvanrose@nsf.gov.



September 16, 1997--Numeric, Symbolic, and Geometric Computation. Contact Dr.

Kamal Abdali in the Division of Computer and Computation Research by phone,

306-1912, or by e-mail, kabdali@nsf.gov.



September 30, 1997--Theory of Computing. Contact Dr. Zeke Zalcstein in the

Division of Computer and Computation Research by phone, 306-1912, or by

e-mail, zzalcste@nsf.gov.





Target Date:  September 15, 1997--



Database and Expert Systems. (Contact program for brochure.) Proposals should

be submitted as close to the target date as possible. Contact Dr. Barbara

Blaustein in the Division of Information, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems by

phone, 306-1926, or by e-mail, bblauste@nsf.gov. 



Information Technology and Organizations. (Contact program for brochure.)

Proposals should be submitted as close to the target date as possible. 

Contact Dr. Les Gasser in the Division of Information, Robotics, and

Intelligent Systems by phone, 306-1926, or by e-mail, lgasser@nsf.gov.



Interactive Systems.  (Contact program for more information.)  Immediately

following the deadline date, the panel will meet to review proposals.  The

program supports research that is fundamental to the design of technology and

systems for human/computer communication, with a particular emphasis placed on

interactive dialogue in several modalities. Proposals should be submitted as

close to the target date as possible. Contact Dr. Gary Strong in the Division

of Information, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems by phone, 306-1929, or by

e-mail, gstrong@nsf.gov.



Knowledge Models and Cognitive Systems.  (Contact program for brochure.)

Proposals should be submitted as close to the target date as possible. Contact

Dr. Larry Reeker in the Division of Information, Robotics, and Intelligent

Systems by phone, 306-1926, or by e-mail, lreeker@nsf.gov. 



Robotics and Machine Intelligence.  (Contact program for more information.) 

This program supports research in robotics and robotic perception, including

computer vision and image understanding.  Emphasis is on autonomous

intelligent behavior of machines.  Annual target dates are February 15 and

September 15. Panel review is in late spring and late fall.  When submitting a

proposal, please send a total of 15 copies. Proposals should be submitted as

close to the target date as possible.  Contact Dr. Howard Moraff in the

Division of Information, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems by phone, 306-1928,

or by e-mail, hmoraff@nsf.gov.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES



Further information can be found in the NSF Guide to Programs (NSF 97-30), or

on the EHR Directorate Home Page, http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/. 



Target Date:  September 15, 1997--Research on Education, Policy, and Practice

(REPP). Preliminary Proposals Due. (Brochure NSF 96-138.) Supports research in

the following areas: Data, Methodology, and Theory; Policy; Practice; and

Technology. Contact Dr. Christopher Dede in the Division of Research,

Evaluation, and Communication by phone, 306-1651, or by e-mail,

cjdede@nsf.gov. The deadline date for formal proposals is December 1, 1997.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

DIRECTORATE OF MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES  



Further information on the programs in this section can be found in the NSF

Guide to Programs (NSF 97-30), or on the MPS Directorate Home Page at

http://www. nsf.gov/mps/.



Program Deadlines:



September 12, 1997--Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers

(MRSECs).  Preproposals Due. An open competition for MRSECs is planned for

fiscal year 1998. Current information is available at the MRSEC Web Site on

the MPS Directorate Home Page (see beginning of this section for Web address).

Contact Dr. Carmen Huber by e-mail, chuber@ nsf.gov, or by phone, 306-1996; or

Dr. Ulrich Strom by e-mail, ustrom@nsf.gov, or by phone, 306-1832; Division of

Materials Research. 



September 15, 1997--Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)--Sites. REU

Supplements may be requested at any time, preferably early in the fiscal year

which begins in October. Contact Dr. James Wright in the Division of Astronomy

by phone, 306-1819, or by e-mail, jwright@nsf.gov.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

DIRECTORATE OF SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, 

AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES



Further information on the programs in this section can be found in the NSF

Guide to Programs (NSF 97-30), or on the SBE Directorate Home Page at

http://www. nsf.gov/sbe/.



Target Dates:



August 15, 1997--



Decision, Risk, and Management Science. (Brochure NSF 94-64.) Contact Dr.

Jonathan Leland in the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research

by phone, 306-1757, or by e-mail, jleland@nsf.gov.



Economics. (Brochure NSF 94-64.) Contact Dr. Daniel Newlon, Dr. Catherine

Eckel, or Dr. Lynn Pollnow in the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic

Research by phone, 306-1753, or by e-mail, dnewlon@nsf.gov, ceckel@nsf.gov, or

lpollnow@nsf.gov. 



Law and Social Science. (Brochure NSF 94-64.) Contact Dr. Harmon Hosch in the

Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research by phone, 306-1762, or

by e-mail, hhosch@nsf.gov. 



Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics in the Social Sciences (MMS).

(Brochure NSF  94-64.) Contact Dr. Cheryl Eavey in the Division of Social,

Behavioral, and Economic Research by phone, 306-1729, or by e-mail,

ceavey@nsf.gov. 



Political Science. (Brochure NSF 94-64.)  Contact Dr. Frank Scioli or Dr. Rick

Wilson in the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research by phone,

306-1761, or by e-mail, fscioli@nsf.gov or rwilson@nsf.gov.



Sociology.  (Brochure NSF 94-64.) Contact Dr. William Bainbridge or Dr.

Patricia White in the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research by

phone, 306-1756, or by e-mail, wbainbri@nsf.gov or pwhite@nsf.gov.



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

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MONEY MATTERS



CHANGES IN PREPAYMENT PROCESSING LISTED



Under current procedures, prepayments should be avoided if possible. However,

if this type of transaction is the only alternative it is accomplished by

preparing a Purchase Requisition and a Request for Payment, attaching two

copies of price support documentation (i.e. letter from vendor or photocopy of

catalog) and submitting paperwork to Purchasing. Prepayments for subscriptions

are processed with a Request for Payment only to the Controller's Office.



Effective July 1, the following procedural changes were implemented:



PREPAYMENTS EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN $750 will be made by preparing a Request for

Payment, attaching two copies of price support documentation and submitting

paperwork to the Controller's Office, Box 8356. The only exception will be

rent and lease TCCs 451, 452, 454, and maintenance contract TCC 472 will

continue to be processed as a confirmation. A Purchase Requisition, Request

for Payment, and two copies of price support documentation should be completed

and submitted to Purchasing, Box 8381.



PREPAYMENTS GREATER THAN $750 will be made by preparing a Purchase

Requisition, a Request for Payment, attaching two copies of price support

documentation and submitting paperwork to Purchasing, Box 8381.



If you have any questions regarding prepayments, contact Purchasing at 777-2681 or Controller's Office at 777-4131. -- Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable

Manager, and Linda Romuld, Director of Purchasing.

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BILLBOARD



CURRENT STUDENTS MAY USE 800 NUMBER TO REGISTER



Current students registering for the fall semester may call 1-800-930-0112 to

access the ALFI system. Students registering for summer session must call

(701) 777-2711.



In order to use the ALFI System, you will need your NAID and PAN numbers.

Remember to end all entries with a (#) key. To have the ALFI System repeat

instructions, press the (*) key. -- Alice Poehls, Director of Admissions and

Records.

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OFF CAMPUS HOUSING OFFICE OPEN



The Off Campus Housing Office has been established as a resource to assist

students, faculty and staff with housing needs. This office will maintain and

distribute a list of potential housing for rent in the Grand Forks area. To

obtain the list, call (701) 777-2046 or contact the UND web site at

www.und.nodak.edu. For additional information contact the Off Campus Housing

Office at 777-2046 or via e-mail at

und_offcampus_housing@operations.und.nodak.edu. -- Jerry Bulisco, Director,

Off Campus Housing Office.

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SYSTEM ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS SELECTION



The North Dakota University System plans to enter negotiations with three

vendors: Oracle/Exeter, PeopleSoft and SCT to select a single company from

which to buy software for a system-wide integrated administrative system.



The administrative system will support various functions on each campus

including payroll, student records, finance, instruction, and human resources.

A single vendor will be selected by the Chancellor's Cabinet in October of

this year. This will require a thorough, but expedited, evaluation process

involving input from user and technical work groups throughout the University

System. 



The project to implement the new administrative systems will be known as the

SAGE Project: Service, Access, Growth, and Empowerment. The vision statement

of the SAGE Project is "The North Dakota University System will provide an

environment supporting the move to a service-oriented environment where the

focus is on providing access to information and services, at any time, from

anywhere."



The decision to enter contract negotiations with the three companies came

after a recommendation was made to the Chancellor's Cabinet from the

Administrative Systems Project Council (now HECN Advisory Council), which is

comprised of representatives from each of the NDUS campuses.  This will ensure

that the NDUS will acquire software which will best meet the needs for the

future and that the NDUS will get maximum leverage in pricing and

implementation due to competition among vendors.  The process will also allow

the vendors to be treated comparably in the software evaluation process. 



The Council was appointed by the Chancellor's Cabinet and given the task to

review major decisions concerning HECN services, including administrative

software. The Council adopted the following points in making its

recommendation to the Chancellor's Cabinet:



* It is necessary to replace and/or upgrade our current systems.



* It is not feasible for the North Dakota University System to develop new

administrative systems in-house.



* The need for true integrated systems requires purchase from a single vendor.



* New software will be implemented with only those customizations provided by

the vendor.



* Support of the Chancellor's Cabinet is essential.



* A project manager needs to be assigned to the project.



* Business process redesign will take place as new software is implemented.

This must be done in order for the new systems to be successful.



* Key administrative users and support personnel will be needed to

implement the new system, therefore the project needs to provide for

backfilling those positions.



Because of the need to devote people to this project and to ensure that the

current administrative systems are Year 2000 compliant, current software

system development efforts will be greatly curtailed. It is expected that only

those changes to the current systems required by law or regulation or which

are necessary to keep systems running will be performed. Other development

activity will be, effectively, stopped.



Questions or comments from within the NDUS may be addressed to Interim HECN

Coordinator, Charlie Folkner, at (701) 231-6270 or folkner@badlands.nodak.edu.

Or you may contact members of the Advisory Council Steering Group: Orrin

Johnson, Mick Pytlik, Dave Soliah (HECN), and Dale Vetter (Computer Center).

Vendors have been asked to coordinate contact through Orrin Johnson. 



-- Stacy Herron, North Dakota University System.

*******



MACINTOSH COMPUTERS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION



Macintosh computers with limited functionality are available for transfer to

departments and units. These machines have the Motorola 68030 processor,

between 8 MB and 16 MB of memory, 60 to 80 MB hard drives, color monitors and

ethernet capability. They could be used for word processing and for Internet

access, though they likely will not run the most recent versions of Netscape

web browser. They will be transferred with no other software than the

Macintosh operating system installed.



Please e-mail your request by Thursday, July 24, to

dorette_kerian@mail.und.nodak.edu. In your request include how they will be

used and who will be using them (lab, office, student, faculty, staff, other),

the number requested, and how and when you can be contacted. -- Dorette

Kerian, Manager, User Services, Computer Center.

*******



HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY LISTS HOURS



The Library of the Health Sciences hours beginning Monday, Aug. 4, are:

Monday, Aug. 4 to Thursday, Aug. 7, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 8, 7:30

a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 9, 1 to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 10, 1 to 10 p.m.



Starting Monday, Aug. 11, regular hours are: Monday through Thursday, 7:30

a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Sunday, 1 to 11 p.m. -- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the

Health Sciences abyars@mail.med.und.nodak.edu.

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DAKTECH/CENTER FOR INNOVATION TEAM UP



DakTech, a Fargo company which has been selling its FargoTM line of computers

since late last year, has teamed up with UND's Center for Innovation to help

flood-damaged businesses. They have donated two new computers to the Center

for use in assisting businesses impacted by the flood. The company plans to

donate a portion of the income from all Fargo computers it sells in North

Dakota and Minnesota in 1997 to flood relief in the Red River Valley.



Unprecedented flooding this spring left numerous businesses wondering how to

best respond to a changed market environment and different economic

conditions. To assist businesses in developing new long-term strategies, the

Center for Innovation is focusing on helping those flood-impacted businesses

rethink and reposition their companies for profitability and competitiveness

in the marketplace. Two professional staff members have been added to the

Center's staff specifically to work with those businesses affected by the

post-flood marketplace and economy. The two Fargo computers will be used by

Center staff to provide strategic planning, business planning, and market

planning assistance.



DakTech has been selling computer parts to businesses since 1990, and in 1996

expanded by unveiling the new Fargo Computers for home and office. The company

sells its machines over the telephone, then manufactures the computers to the

customer's specifications. The computers cost between $1,000 and $3,000, and

are built and shipped to consumers within 48 hours. Since establishing the

Fargo Computer line, DakTech has sold an average of 30 computers a day for a

total of about 7,000, surpassing the company's goals. DakTech, named fastest-growing business in the Fargo-Moorhead area in 1993, employs 29 people in

Fargo, and another 14 at its marketing office in Pennsylvania.



The Center is pleased to accept the gift of North Dakota-manufactured

computers to help flood-impacted businesses in Grand Forks, and thrilled to

help introduce the new line of Fargo Computers to our community. Businesses

are welcome to come in and see the computers for themselves.



The Center for Innovation helps entrepreneurs and small manufacturers launch

new products and companies, expand existing operations, bring new products to

market, develop business and marketing plans, and manages the Rural Technology

Incubator. To date, over 220 new products and companies have been launched

with assistance from the Center. -- Bruce Gjovig, Director, Center for

Innovation.

*******



CAREER FAIR IS OCT. 2



The UND Career Fair, sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative

Education, will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Multi Purpose Gym of the

Hyslop Sports Center. The Career Fair will be open to all students and faculty

between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please note the UND Career Fair dates and times in

your class syllabi, department newsletters, student publications, etc. We

anticipate 130 employers to participate and we need the involvement of all

students and faculty to make this day a success. Please encourage all

students, from every major and every class, from undergraduate to professional

schools, to participate.



Should you have employers you wish us to invite, please send contact name,

company and address to Career Services, Box 9014.  If you have questions or

input on the fair, please call Mark Thompson at 7-4178. -- Mark Thompson,

Director, UND Career Services.

*******



HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATE: MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION



This is part of a series discussing the University's environmental activities

since the flood.



>From the outset, the University has taken an aggressive, proactive approach to

microbial contamination on our campus. This effort has taken many forms and is

continuing today. We have performed inspections in every flood-impacted

building on the campus and are expanding our efforts to include some

associated buildings such as sororities and fraternities.



Our initial inspections of UND buildings assessed damage due to flood waters.

>From this we assessed the problem areas and initiated remediation efforts,

even prior to finding microbial growth. As the rebuilding process began to

take shape, additional inspections were conducted to ensure that all impacted

equipment, materials, and components had been removed. At that time cleaning

and disinfection activities began.



In order to ensure that this disinfection was effective, the University

brought in a professional microbiological team through its environmental

consulting firm, AEC Inc. AEC brought in legend Technical Services of St. Paul

to provide us with the necessary expertise and data to ensure a safe and

healthful working atmosphere for all of our employees and students.



At this time, every flood-damaged building has had extensive microbial

inspections, including testing for both air and surface contamination. This

process will continue through the fall. Our office is in constant

communication with Plant Services, Operations, the Housing Office, and the

University administration to ensure that every building has been addressed. 

There has been considerable concern throughout the University, and indeed the

entire Grand Forks area, about the microbial growth occurring on so many

surfaces that were contaminated by floodwater. Here are some answers to common

questions.



* What are the numbers that we've been hearing, like 150 CFU/m3?



When we investigate microbial growth, we draw a sample of air through a pump

and push it into a dish which contains food for the microbes. This dish is

incubated for a few days and then observed. We look at the number of colonies

(established growth areas) on the plate which were able to grow. Since we know

how much air produced this amount of growth, we come up with a number. This is

then reported as the number of Colony Forming Units (CFUs), in an average

cubic meter (m3) of air.



* What do the numbers mean?



What we look at is the comparison of the amount inside the building to the

amount outside the building. The comparison could range from 20 or 30 percent

to >100 percent of the outside levels. These numbers could be anywhere from 1

to 5,000 and still be an acceptable concentration level.



* What other type of testing can be done?



In addition to air sampling, a microbial investigation may include surface

wipe samples or sticky tapes or settling plates. Each of these tests gives us

another view of the microbial growth and helps to determine past levels or

predict future problems.



For more information, contact the Safety Office at 777-3341. -- Jack Glass,

Director, Occupational Safety and Environmental Health.

*******



SPACE POSTERS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY



"The Great Flood Recovery Space Poster Give-Away" will be held at  the Space

Studies Department in Clifford Hall Monday, July 21, from noon to 8 p.m. The

space poster give-away is being held to  commemorate the 28th anniversary of

the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20.



The space poster give-away is also an opportunity for children of  all ages to

get beautiful space posters for redecorating of bedroom or  basement walls.

Several thousand space posters have been donated to the North  Dakota Space

Program by NASA and American aerospace companies.



Teachers in the Red River Valley are also invited to stop by Space Studies

that day for space science educational material developed by NASA.



"The Great Flood Recovery Space Poster Give-Away" is sponsored by the North

Dakota Space Grant Program, the NASA Regional Teacher Resource Center, and UND

Aerospace. For additional information contact me. -- Suezette Rene Bieri,

Outreach Coordinator, Space Studies, 777-4856.

*******



KFJM WILL PUBLICIZE EVENTS



KFJM Radio can help publicize events on campus that are open to the general

public and of interest to people in the Red River Valley. Please include the

name of the event, sponsor, location, time, date and contact telephone number,

along with your name and number in case we need to contact you. Send your

information via Campus Mail to: Northern Lights Public Radio, Box 8117.





If you have any questions please call Candy Pierson-Charlton at 777-2808. We

look forward to hearing from you! -- Candy Pierson-Charlton, Northern Lights

Public Radio.

*******



FLOOD VIDEOS AVAILABLE



Videotapes of the height of the flooding at the University have been

duplicated and are available for sale at the University Bookstore. "Facing the

Challenge: Flood '97," produced by the Television Production Center, is

available for $9.95. All proceeds from the sale of the tape will go toward the

University flood recovery effort. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

*******



FLOOD PHOTOS, STORIES SOUGHT



We are seeking photos of life at the University prior to and during the recent

flood for use in a flood history.  Especially needed are volunteer efforts

that took place in the libraries, and photos of students moving out of the

residence halls April 19.  We also are seeking any other flood-related

photographs, journal accounts, and published or unpublished flood accounts. 

These will be used in a flood chronology I am preparing for the University. 

If you are willing to share any of the above items, please contact me.  Thank

you. --Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, 777-3621,

jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu

*******



SKATEBOARDERS SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED



The University community is asked to discourage potentially harmful activities

of rollerbladers and skateboarders. If anyone observes a rollerblader or

skateboarder jumping up or down steps of University buildings, please ask

him/her to stop. -- Karen Philpot, Office of General Counsel.

*******



RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT



Participants are needed for experiments dealing with language learning.

Volunteers must be adults who speak Mandarin Chinese and English. The

experiments will require about an hour, and all participants will receive an

honorarium of $5 to $10 for their participation. If you are interested or have

questions, please call me at 777-4133 -- Sven Anderson, Assistant Professor,

Department of Computer Science.

*******



TINA REIDY JOINS PRINTING CENTER



The Printing Center has employed Tina Reidy to fill the vacant receptionist

and billing clerk position. Tina comes to the Printing Center from Community

National Bank. Please join us in welcoming her to the Printing Center Staff.

-- Richard Ganyo, Director of Printing.

*******



FREE CALLIGRAPHY SERVICES AVAILABLE



Many UND departments and organizations recognize students, staff and faculty

for special achievements throughout the year and present them with

certificates of excellence. Candy Pierson-Charlton would be delighted to

provide calligraphy on these certificates for you. There is no charge for this

service. You may call her at Northern Lights Public Radio, 777-2808, for more

information. -- Candy Pierson-Charlton, Northern Lights Public Radio.

*******





ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT



HATTON COMMUNITY THEATRE WILL PERFORM AT BURTNESS



The Hatton Community Theater will perform "Last Call" as part of the August

Rural Is Real conference.  Local playwright, Kathy Coudle King, wrote the play

based loosely on an incident that happened in Hatton in January 1890. Angered

by the effect "demon rum" had on their farmer husbands, a group of women from

outlying Hatton marched into town and trashed the saloon.  The performance is

scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in Burtness Theatre.  Tickets are $8

per person for general admission; call 777-2661 to reserve them. You must pick

up and pay for your tickets before 6:45 p.m. the evening of the performance. -- Dawn Botsford, Program Coordinator, Continuing Education.

*******



SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS SET AT MUSEUM



Summer music programs at the North Dakota Museum of Art are "The High Water

Follies" Tuesday, July 22. This music and dance program will feature

highlights of the Fire Hall Theatre's post-flood show and guests from the

North Dakota Ballet Company.



On Tuesday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m., "An Evening of Encores with the Buffalo

Commons Chamber Music Society," will be held. Violist Gerald Gaul, cellist

Naomi Welsh and pianist David Henrickson will play instrumental favorites.



The North Dakota Museum of Art presents these programs to provide a refreshing

break from the work and stress of flood recovery. They are made possible by

the generous gifts of the performers, who are appearing without charge, and by

contributions from Minot area musicians and music-lovers, through Dakota

Chamber Music and the Ying Quartet. -- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of

Art.

*******



MICHAEL TANGEN FEATURED IN "SONGS OF THE SPIRIT"



Folk singer Michael Tangen will be guest artist with a community chorus in

"Songs of the Spirit," a musical celebration of hope and strength. The concert

will take place at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1515 Fifth Ave. NW, East

Grand Forks, on Sunday, July 20, at 4 p.m. The community chorus is sponsored

by the Grand Forks Master Chorale and conducted by the Chorale's music

director, James Rodde. Accompanist is Kathleen Rodde. There is no admission

charge.



Michael Tangen, a Grand Forks native, is a graduate of the University. He is

well known to local audiences as part of the team of Mike and Maggie, which

performed in the regional from 1986 to 1996. Mike and Maggie appeared at

Summerthing and a family concert of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony during

that time. Tangen is a teacher and currently leads Joyful Noise, a group that

conducts contemporary folk services at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji, Minn.

-- Ruth Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.

*******



WITMER HAS NEW ART



The Witmer Art Gallery has recently received over 80 new pieces of jewelry

from Grand Forks artist Judy Sopher. All proceeds from the sale of her work

will go to Grand Forks flood relief.



We have two new artists with us. Penne Franks-Simon of New Brighton, Minn.,

makes hand-blown glass, while Chris Nowatzki from Fargo produces raku

stoneware. -- Sharon Webb, Director, Witmer Art Gallery.

*******





FYI



NEWMAN CENTER LISTS MASS SCHEDULE



The Newman Center, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, has scheduled mass

times for Sundays at 10 a.m. at Christus Rex Lutheran Center, 3012 University

Ave., and 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Newman Library. -- Lisa

Frank, Newman Center.

*******



JULY 30 IS DENIM DAY



Wednesday, July 30, the last Wednesday of the month, is Denim Day. Wear your 

button proudly, knowing that your dollar goes to charity and that you enjoy

"going casual." -- Patsy Nies (Student Affairs) for the Denim Day Committee.

*******



JOBS OPEN AT BOOKSTORE, REPAIRS AVAILABLE



The University Bookstore has immediate position openings for students and

part-time non-students. We are currently filling part-time positions for our

three retail operations on campus. For student clerical and clerical assistant

job responsibilities, please see our attachment. Work schedules can vary from

15 to 40 hours per week, with some Saturday work when school is in session.

Starting salary is $5.15 to $5.40 per hour. If you or someone you know is

interested in any of these positions, please call Don or Leela at 777-2746.



The University Bookstore also has position openings for temporary book rush

help. The primary duty will be to work as a cashier; applicants should be

available to work from approximately Aug. 19 until Sept. 5. We will be able to

adjust this schedule in some circumstances. If you have a spouse or friends

who may be interested, please give them this information. 

Applications are available at the University Bookstore in the Memorial Union,

or call 777-2746 for more information.



The University Bookstore is currently in the process of filling the Computer

Repair Technician position recently vacated by Mitch Moseley. During this

transition we will continue to provide a high level of service and will

suggest third party vendors to perform work we are not certified to do. If you

have any repair or upgrade questions, please call Kristi Bruno in our Computer

Sales department at 777-2746.



-- Don Forbes, Manager, University Bookstore.

*******





CALENDAR OF EVENTS



JULY 1997



(Please contact Mavis at the Office of University Relations, Box 7144, or call

777-4304, if you wish to make changes or have an event included.)



Through Fri., July 18 -- MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION, Christopher Koivisto,

Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.



Through Wed., July 23 -- 14TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE CAMP, event

brings eighth, ninth and 10th graders (ages 14 to 16) from all over North

America together for a one-of-a-kind "camping" adventure; the sky becomes

their classroom; call Ken at 777-2791 for more information or to receive a

1997 camp brochure, call Monique at 777-2663.



Mon. through Fri., July 14 through Aug. 15 -- NORTH DAKOTA MUSEUM OF ART

WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN in grades 1 through 6, North Dakota Museum of Art, 10

a.m. to noon; workshops are free of charge and can be repeated; focus will be

on a creative visual response to the flood of '97 and will also include

imaging Grand Forks in the future; call 777-4195 to register.



Tues., July 15 -- RECEPTION for Scott Joraanstad, business manager for the

University Bookstore since 1993, Dakota Lounge, second floor, Memorial Union,

2 to 4 p.m.; Joraanstad has accepted a position at the Indiana University

Bookstore in Bloomington, Ind.



Tues., July 15 -- NORTH DAKOTA MUSEUM OF ART'S SUMMER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES,

two Fargo-Moorhead vocalists, Lucy and Gary Thrasher, will perform accompanied

by pianist Lily Chia Brissman, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; free

admission.



Thurs., July 17 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Room 312,

O'Kelly Hall, 8:30 a.m.



Thurs., July 17 -- LAST DAY TO SUBMIT FINAL COPY OF THESIS OR DISSERTATION TO

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.



Thurs., July 17 -- DOCTORAL EXAM for Gary J. Ross, a candidate for the Ph.D.

degree with a major in Educational Administration, 208 Education Building, 9

a.m.; members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.



Thurs., July 17 -- LESSONS AT LUNCH, "Planting Your Own Garden" (self

nurturing), presented by Donna Oltmanns, Director of Women's Center;

Leadership Inspiration Center, third floor, Memorial Union, noon to 1 p.m.;

Lessons at Lunch is a collection of fun and informative sessions on various

topics of interest to staff, faculty, and students at UND; all sessions are

free but registration is limited, call 777-3926 to register for any or all of

the sessions; feel free to bring your lunch.



Fri., July 18 -- DOCTORAL EXAM for Nadine C. Tepper, a candidate for the Ph.D.

degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, 104 Education Building, 9 a.m.;

members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.



Sun., July 20 -- GRAND FORKS MASTER CHORALE SUMMER COMMUNITY CHORUS CONCERT,

"Songs of the Spirit," guest artist will be folk singer Michael Tangen, Our

Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1515 Fifth Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, 4 p.m.;

admission is free.



Mon., July 21 -- GREAT FLOOD RECOVERY SPACE POSTER GIVE-AWAY, Space Studies

Department, Clifford Hall, noon to 8 p.m.; poster give-away is an opportunity

for children of all ages to get beautiful space posters; it also commemorates

the 28th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20; contact

Suezette at 777-4856 for more information.



Mon., July 21, through Mon., Aug. 4 -- MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION, Nicole

Simpson, "Manifestations of Self," Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center; opening

reception July 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.



Tues., July 22 -- NORTH DAKOTA MUSEUM OF ART'S SUMMER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES,

Grand Forks' Fire Hall Theatre and North Dakota Ballet Company join forces to

perform the highlights of the Fire Hall's post-flood show, "The High Water

Follies," featuring music, dance and theater, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30

p.m.; free admission.



Tues., July 22 -- RETIREMENT RECEPTION for Dorothy Penuel, administrative

assistant in the Dean's Office, College of Business and Public Administration,

for more than 20 years, Alumni Center, 2:30 to 4 p.m.



Wed., July 23 -- GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) DEMONSTRATION AND

DISCUSSION, 244 CAS I, 2 p.m.; Scott Kroeber and Scott Bassingthwaite of the

Regional Weather Information Center will host and provide demonstrations of

ESRI GIS products for faculty and researchers; please e-mail or phone Dorette

Kerian at dorette_kerian@mail.und.nodak.edu or 777-3880 if you plan to attend.



Wed., July 23 -- LESSONS AT LUNCH, "Presentations With Pizazz" presented by

MaryAnne Lustgraaf, Director, Memorial Union; Lecture Bowl, second floor,

Memorial Union, noon to 1 p.m.; Lessons at Lunch is a collection of fun and

informative sessions on various topics of interest to staff, faculty, and

students at UND; all sessions are free but registration is limited, call 777-3926 to register for any or all of the sessions; feel free to bring your lunch

(sponsored by UND Leadership Inspiration Center).



Thurs., July 24 -- LAST DAY TO FILE FINAL REPORT ON DEGREE EXAMINATIONS AND

INDEPENDENT STUDY COMPLETION IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.



Fri., July 25 -- POSTER SESSION for the NSF Research Experiences for

Undergraduates Site in Computer Science, 238 CAS II, 1 to 3 p.m.; 10 students

will present their research.



Sat., July 26 -- TEST, National Certification Agency Examinations (NCA), place

to be announced, 8:30 a.m.



Mon., July 28 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for proposals requiring

full board review for Wed., Aug. 6, meeting.



Mon. through Thurs., July 28-31 -- MULTI MEDIA ARTS AND CRAFTS EXPERIENCE FOR

CHILDREN ages 5 to 7 years, KinderART, University Craft Center, third floor,

Memorial Union, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; registration fee is $24 or $18 for

children of UND students with UND student ID card; call 777-3979 for more

information.



Tues., July 29 -- RETIREMENT RECEPTION for George Frein, professor of

Philosophy and Religion, who joined the UND faculty in 1968; North Dakota

Museum of Art, 3 to 5 p.m.



Tues., July 29 -- LESSONS AT LUNCH, "Adventures in Cyberspace: The Quest

Begins" presented by Greg Tingelstad, Student Affairs Technology Support, and

Wayne Larson, LAN Technician; Upson Hall II, Room 361, noon to 1 p.m.; Lessons

at Lunch is a collection of fun and informative sessions on various topics of

interest to staff, faculty, and students at UND; all sessions are free but

registration is limited, call 777-3926 to register for any or all of the

sessions; feel free to bring your lunch (sponsored by UND Leadership

Inspiration Center).



Tues., July 29 -- NORTH DAKOTA MUSEUM OF ART'S SUMMER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES,

"An Evening of Encores with the Buffalo Commons Chamber Music Society," with

violinist Gerald Gaul, cellist Naomi Welsh, and pianist David Henrickson, who

will perform instrumental favorites, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.;

free admission.



Wed., July 30 -- DENIM DAY, wear your button proudly, knowing that your dollar

goes to charity and that you enjoy "going casual."



Thurs., July 31, and Fri., Aug. 1 -- FINAL EXAMINATION PERIOD FOR SUMMER

SESSION.







AUGUST 1997



Fri., Aug. 1 -- SUMMER COMMENCEMENT AND OFFICAL GRADUATION DAY, North Dakota's

entire Congressional delegation have been invited to speak, Sen. Kent Conrad,

Sen. Byron Dorgan and Congressman Earl Pomeroy; Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7

p.m.; a picnic for the graduates and their well wishers won the lawns of

nearby Wilkerson Hall will precede the commencement ceremony.



Mon. through Thurs., Aug. 4-7 -- LIFT OFF TO LEARNING WORKSHOP, action-packed

three-day workshop is filled with aviation and space information, activities

and experiences for teachers to use in their classrooms; workshop designed to

benefit elementary, middle school, and high school teachers; for more

information contact Dawn Botsford at 777-2663 or internet:

dawn_botsford@mail.und.nodak.edu.



Tues., Aug. 5 -- GRADES DUE FOR SUMMER SESSION.



Wed., Aug. 6 -- MEETING, Institutional Review Board, 305 Twamley Hall, 4 p.m.



Fri. through Sun., Aug. 8-10 -- 23RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION FOR RURAL MENTAL HEALTH, Memorial Union; this program is designed

for mental health professionals and conference themes include mental health

programming in frontier areas, mental health dimensions of disasters, managed

care, inter- and multi-disciplinary mental health, and behavioral health care

with a specific focus on addictions. George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and

Democratic candidate for president in 1972, will deliver a keynote address on

Sunday, Aug. 10; contact Dawn Botsford at 777-2663 or

dawn_botsford@mail.und.nodak.edu for more information.



Sat., Aug. 9 -- HATTON COMMUNITY THEATER, "Last Call," as part of the August

Rural Is Real Conference, Burtness Theatre, 7 p.m. local playwright, Kathy

Coudle King, wrote the play based loosely on an incident that happened in

Hatton, N.D., in January 1890. Angered by the effect "demon rum" had on their

farmer husbands, a group of women from outlying Hatton marched into town and

trashed the saloon; tickets are $8 per person for general admission; call 777-2661 to reserve tickets.



Sun. through Tues., Aug. 10-12 -- 22ND ANNUAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON SOCIAL

WORK AND HUMAN SERVICES IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT, Memorial Union; focus is on

changes in health and human services in rural areas, cultural diversity, and

services for elders, children and women. Keynote speaker is George McGovern,

former U.S. Senator from South Dakota and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee

on Sunday, Aug. 10; contact Dawn Botsford at 777-2663 or

dawn_botsford@mail.und.nodak.edu for more information.



Sun. through Tues., Aug. 10-12 -- 39TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ALCOHOL

STUDIES, Memorial Union; George McGovern, former U.S. Senator from South

Dakota and the 1972 Democratic Presidential nominee will open the School

Sunday, Aug. 10. McGovern's latest book, "Terry, My Daughter's Life and Death

Struggle with Alcoholism" will be the essence of this address. The School has

secured nationally known speakers to discuss substance abuse treatment and

prevention strategies in rural areas; contact Dawn Botsford at 777-2663 or

dawn_botsford@mail.und.nodak.edu for more information.



Fri., Aug. 15 -- TEST, Multi-State Professional Responsibility Examination

(MPRE), Ballroom, Memorial Union, 12:30 p.m.

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