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University Letter

July 4, 1997

Volume 34 No. 39






UNIVERSITY LETTER

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks

Vol. 34, Number 39, July 4, 1997



UNIVERSITY LETTER IS ALSO AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY in the Events and News

section of UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address

is: http://www.und.nodak.edu



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



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Aug. 1 Commencement Moved

Faculty Invited To March In Commencement

Summer Schedule Listed For U Letter

Contracts Distributed Soon

New Faculty Tour Set For Aug. 20-21

Current Students May Use 800 Number To Register

Off Campus Housing Office Open

          EVENTS TO NOTE

Meetings Will Detail Recovery Status

Memorial Tribute Set For Wilson Laird

UND To Hold Evening Hours July 8, 15

Reception To Be Held For Scott Joraanstad

Career Fair Is Oct. 2

     OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

Doctoral Exam Set For Delgado And Tao

     GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

ORPD Lists Funding Opportunities

     MONEY MATTERS

Changes In Prepayment Processing Listed

     BILLBOARD

Student Health Services To Be Closed July 2-8

Campus Passport Office Moved

Agencies To Assess Grand Forks Workforce Commuter Needs

Subzero Solar Car Finishes 19th

Research Participants Sought

Sage/UNDInfo To Be Moved

Submissions Sought For U2 Catalog

Overnight Parking Allowed At Airport

Flood Videos Available

Flood Photos, Stories Sought

     ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Museum Offers Free Concert Series

Museum To Hold Art Workshops

Master Chorale Sponsors Community Chorus

Craft Center Will Offer KinderART

     FYI

KFJM Will Publicize Events

Free Calligraphy Services Available

Car Pool Planned From Grafton

Jobs Open At Bookstore, Repairs Available

Newman Center Lists New Phone Numbers, Mass Times

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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AUG. 1 COMMENCEMENT MOVED



Because of concerns about adequate air conditioning at the Hyslop Sports

Center should Aug. 1 be an unseasonably hot day, summer commencement has been

returned to the Chester Fritz Auditorium.  The event will take place there at

7 p.m. Friday, August 1. The ceremonies will be preceded by a campus picnic

from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the lawns near Wilkerson Hall to which the graduates

and their families and friends are invited. Students who would have graduated

at the flood-canceled spring commencement ceremonies also have been invited to

attend on Aug. 1.-- Dave Vorland, Coordinator of Commencements.

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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.



To that end, we expect to have a nationally prominent speaker for

commencement, and 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 University Letter began its summer bi-weekly schedule and will be

published Fridays, July 4 and 18, August 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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CONTRACTS DISTRIBUTED SOON



Contracts and notices of appointment for the 1997-98 academic year will soon

be distributed to UND faculty and staff. The distribution this year is a

little later than usual because of the flood, but UND's financial team has

worked hard to finish the budget.  As usual, faculty contracts will go to the

department chair, who will be responsible for their distribution. Faculty

members will have the usual time line for signing and returning contracts.

Faculty members who won't be available to receive, sign and return their

contracts during the usual time line should make arrangements with their

department chair to have the contract signed. Thank you for your patience.

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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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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 website 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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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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MEMORIAL TRIBUTE SET FOR WILSON LAIRD



A memorial tribute will be held for Wilson Morrow Laird Thursday, July 3, at

10 a.m. in the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center.



Wilson Laird passed away May 14 in Kerrville, Texas. He was a member of the

UND Geology faculty for 28 years and served as the North Dakota State

Geologist. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Geology and State Geologist

Emeritus.



"This memorial tribute will be an opportunity for family, colleagues, and

friends to remember a very dedicated individual who did so much for North

Dakota and for UND," said F.D. "Bud" Holland Jr., Professor Emeritus of

Geology and longtime associate and friend of Laird's.



The public, as well as the University community, is invited to attend. -- Earl

Strinden, Executive Vice President, Alumni Association.

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UND TO HOLD EVENING HOURS JULY 8, 15



Several UND offices will remain open until 8 p.m. July 8 and 15 (both

Tuesdays) to help Grand Forks area UND students prepare for the fall semester.



The flood prevented many students from completing the normal processes

associated with registering for the fall semester, and current full-time

employment opportunities created by the flood make it difficult for students

to visit campus during regular business hours. During the evening hours,

current students will be able to register for classes, look into financial aid

and on-campus job opportunities, seek academic advice, learn about and work

through the admissions process, and investigate graduate school opportunities. 

New students who have been admitted but who still need to register should call

the UND Office of Student Academic Services at (701) 777-2117.



The UND offices which will remain open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, and

Tuesday, July 15, include the Office of Admissions and Records, Business

Office, Financial Aid and Job Service Office, Graduate School, and Student

Academic Services. All of the offices are located in UND's main administrative

building, Twamley Hall, located on Centennial Drive just north of the North

Dakota Museum of Art. Free parking is available in the

Twamley parking lot after 4:30 p.m. -- Marlene Strathe, Vice President for

Academic Affairs and Provost.

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RECEPTION TO BE HELD FOR SCOTT JORAANSTAD



The University Bookstore will host a reception Tuesday, July 15, from 2 to 4

p.m. in the Dakota Lounge, second floor, Memorial Union, for Scott Joraanstad.

Scott has been the Business Manager for the University Bookstore since 1993

and has accepted a position at the Indiana University Bookstore in

Bloomington, Ind. -- Don Forbes, Manager, University Bookstore.

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CAREER FAIR IS OCT. 2



The UND Career Fair, sponsored by Career Services and Cooperative

Education, will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Multipurpose 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.

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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST



DOCTORAL EXAM SET FOR DELGADO AND TAO



The final examination for Vivian Delgado, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree

with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 4 p.m. Monday, July 7, in

the Dean's Conference Room, Education Building. The dissertation title is "An

Interview Study of Native American Philosophical Foundations in Education."

Janet Goldenstein Ahler (Secondary Foundations and Research) is the committee

chair.



The final examination for Liqiang Tao, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a

major in Physics, is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in 215 Witmer Hall. The

dissertation title is "A Modular Distributed Source Phantom for Whole-Body

Counter Calibration." Glenn Lykken (Physics) 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



ORPD LISTS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES



Following are some research and grant opportunities.



CANCER RESEARCH FUND



The Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation

encourages young investigators to pursue careers in cancer research. 

Candidates for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Basic and Physician

Scientists must apply under the guidance of a Sponsor (a senior member of the

scientific research community.  Awards are made for a three-year term to

candidates beginning their first full-time postdoctoral research fellowship. 

Deadline: 8/15; 12/15; 3/15.  Applications are available at ORPD or contact:

the Fund at 212/532-3888 or drwwfellow@aol.com.

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AMERICAN DIGESTIVE HEALTH FOUNDATION (ADHF)



The ADHF awards approximately $3.2 million annually in seventeen categories,

for all stages of career development, to encourage scientific and clinical

discovery through support of digestive disease research.  Awards are offered

for high school, undergraduate, and medical graduate students;  for

accomplished clinical researchers; for advanced fellows, junior faculty,

senior faculty, or established investigators.  Contact: ADHR at 301/654-2635;

http://www.gastro.org; http://www.asge.org; or http://hepar-sfgh.ucsf.edu.

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AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION RESEARCH AWARDS AND GRANTS



Lung Health Research Dissertation Grants are for doctoral students in science

related to social, behavioral, epidemiological, psychological and educational

aspects of lung health as well as nurses.  Applicants must be matriculated in

a full-time doctoral program with an academic career focus.  Deadline:

10/1/97.



Research Training Fellowships are provided to persons with a commitment to a

career in investigative or academic medicine relevant to lung disease. 

Deadline: 10/1/97.



Clinical Research Grants are for researchers in clinical areas relevant to

lung disease.  Areas include physiological or epidemiological studies or those

addressing questions directly related to patient care, health services,

research, or ethical issues.  Deadline: 11/1/97.



Research Grants provide seed money to new investigators (who hold doctoral

degrees) in areas relevant to the prevention of lung disease and the promotion

of lung health.  Deadline: 11/1/97.



The Dalsemer Research Scholar Award provides support for research in

interstitial lung disease being conducted by physicians who have completed

graduate training in pulmonary disease and are beginning a faculty-track in a

medical school.  Deadline: 11/1/97.



Career Investigator Awards provide salary and/or project support for

researchers who are NOT full professors or who have no more than eight years

of faculty experience.  Deadline: 10/1/97.



Applicants interested in tobacco control research are encouraged to apply. 

Application forms are available at ORPD or contact the Association

(applications must be requested in writing) at 1740 Broadway, NY, NY 10019-4374; (212)315-8700; www.lungusa.org.

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH (AICR)



The AICR focuses exclusively on the area of diet, nutrition and cancer, with

the goal of increasing the awareness and understanding of the role of diet and

nutrition in cancer prevention and treatment.  The Institute funds research

relevant to increasing knowledge about the effects of dietary and nutritional

factors on the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of cancer,

with priority given to novel projects.  Investigator Initiated Grants, for

established investigators, cover a variety of topics relating diet and

nutrition to cancer prevention and treatment.  AICR/NCTR Collaborative

Research Grants are based on a cooperative agreement with the National Center

for Toxicological Research (NCTR).  NCTR provides use of it laboratories,

animals and equipment; AICR provides funds for supplies and research staff. 

Post Doctoral Awards provide seed money for the support of innovative and

promising research ideas which may lead to expanded research projects in the

area of diet, nutrition and cancer.  Matching Grants fund, in cooperation with

industries and individuals, research projects in the area of diet, nutrition

and cancer prevention and treatment.  Deadline: 12/17/97; 7/1/98; 12/17/98. 

Contact: the Institute at 1-800/843-8114 or 202/328-7744.



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GUIDE TO FEDERAL FUNDING FOR GOVERNMENTS & NONPROFITS



ORPD now has available for your use the Guide to Federal Funding for

Governments & Nonprofits.  The Guide includes descriptions of 400+ federal

programs.  The Guide is organized by function (i.e., Community Development,

Energy, Disaster) and includes several indexes (title, keyword, CFDA,

directory of program administers) as well as reproducible copies of the most

frequently used application forms.  Each program description includes a

summary of pertinent information as well as detailed information regarding the

program, including flow of funds, eligibility, uses, application procedures,

selection criteria, appropriations, range, duration, funding opportunities,

citations.

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RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION



The Russell Sage Foundation is devoted exclusively to research in the social

sciences.  It is currently dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and

theoretical core of social sciences in order to improve social policies. 

Research programs focus on 1) the future of work related to the causes and

consequences of the decreasing need for low-skilled workers; 2) current U.S.

immigration, focusing on the adaptation of the second generation to the

American society; 3) curricula to foster active literacy among disadvantaged

students; and 4) social psychology of cultural contact focusing on improving

relations between racial and ethnic groups in schools, workplaces, neigh-

borhoods.  The Foundation also has established a center in New York City for

Visiting Scholars.  Contact: 212/750-6000; http://epn.org/sage.html. 

Deadline: None.

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ARNOLD AND MABEL BECKMAN FOUNDATION YOUNG INVESTIGATORS PROGRAM



This foundation promotes research in chemistry and the life sciences to

encourage the invention of methods, instruments and materials to open new

avenues of research.  The Young Investigators Program supports promising

faculty in the chemical and life sciences in the early stages of their

careers.  Applicants must have tenure-track appointments and must not have

completed more than three full years in their tenure-track or comparable

independent research appointment.  Contact: Grants Advisory Council, Arnold

and Mabel Beckman Foundation, Beckman Center of the National Academies, 100

Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92612.  Deadline: 10/1/97.

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BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE FOUNDATION



This Foundation contributes in the following areas: federal organization

(United Way, etc.), educational institutions (to improve the quality of

education), youth organization, cultural organizations (performing arts,

visual arts, historical centers, broadcasting, etc.), civic services

(concerned with conservation, crime prevention, parks and recreation, minority

interest, community development, etc.), human service organizations (including

chemical dependency treatment/prevention, senior citizens, youth, abuse,

women, etc.).  Contact: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, Attention:

Richard A. Russack, 1700 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-5860.  

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THE COMMONWEALTH FUND



Areas of interest of the Fund are providing health care services, improving

the health of minority Americans, advancing the well-being of the elderly, and

developing the capacities of children/adolescents.  The Fund provides

project/program grants, research grants, and fellowships.  Deadline: None. 

Contact: 212/535-0400; http://www.cmwf.org.  



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AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES (ACLS)



ACLS supports postdoctoral research (up to $20,000) in all disciplines of the

humanities and humanities-related social sciences to assist scholars who have

not recently held supported research leave.  U.S. citizens or permanent

residents with the Ph.D. conferred prior to October 1995 are eligible.  Fields

of interest include, but are not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art

history, economics, geography, history, languages, literatures, law,

linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion,

sociology.  Deadline: 9/30/97.  



ACLS--Contemplative Practice Fellowships (up to $20,000) provide salary

support and/or research expenses for developing curricula during the summer

1998, for courses to be taught during 1998-1999.  Awards are meant to support

development of courses and teaching materials that explore contemplative

practice in any field, including the arts and humanities, sciences, social

sciences, and the professions.  Proposals for multidisciplinary courses and

collaborative work are welcome.  Of particular interest would be imaginative

teaching methodologies that include practical and experiential approaches to

the subject matter.  The inclusion of instruction in contemplative practice,

either in or out of the classroom, is encouraged but not required.  Deadline:

10/31/97.



The Council awards postdoctoral grants ( up to $30,000) for research in the

social sciences relating to Eastern European countries.  The program supports

research intended to advance the development of East European studies. 

Postdoctoral grants (up to $25,000) for research in the humanities or social

sciences for the study of China are also awarded.  Support is also offered for

dissertation research relative to these areas.  Deadline: 11/1/97.



Contact:  grants@acls.org; 212/697-1505; fax: 212/949-8058.  

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ASSOCIATION ON INDIAN AFFAIRS



The Association awards Adolph Van Pelt scholarships ($500-$800) to

undergraduate and graduate students.  Grants are renewable up to four years

for any one degree.   Deadline: 8/1/97.  Emergency Aid and Health Profession

Scholarships ($50-$300) are awarded to Native Americans for college-level and

graduate education.  Deadline: None.  Sequoyah Graduate Fellowships provide

$1,500.  Applications are accepted July 1-October 1 of each year.  The

Displaced Homemaker Program provides funds for midlife homemakers (men and

women) to reach their educational goals.  Funds assist with child care,

transportation, and basic living expenses.  Deadline: 9/1/97.  Contact the

Association at Box 268, Sisseton, SD 57262; (605)698-3998; fax: (605)698-3316.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY



The Literacy Fellows Program provides Federal assistance (average award of

$35,000) to adult learners and to persons pursuing careers in adult education

or literacy in the areas of instruction, research, innovation.  Contact:

Darlene McDonald, (202)632-1517; fax (202)632-1512; dmcdonald@nifl.gov. 

Deadline: 8/4/97. 



-- Carl Fox, Director, Office of 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



STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES TO BE CLOSED JULY 2-8

Student Health Services will be closed July 2-8 while the office moves into

McCannel Hall. The office will be open Wednesday, July 9. -- Merle Charney,

Director, Student Health Services.

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CAMPUS PASSPORT OFFICE MOVED



The flooding in the basement of the Memorial Union has forced the Campus

Passport ID Office to move to 100 Gamble Hall until further notice. Please

help us in directing students and new faculty/staff to our new location. --

Teresa Dufner, Campus Passport ID.

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AGENCIES TO ASSESS GRAND FORKS 

WORKFORCE COMMUTER NEEDS



Five Greater Grand Forks agencies have combined their services and expertise

to assess the transportation needs of the Greater Grand Forks area's commuting

workforce, according to Galen Cariveau, University of North Dakota Division of

Work Force Development coordinator.



The agencies conducting the assessment are the Workforce Subcommittee of the

Mayor's Task Force on Business Redevelopment; the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks

Metropolitan Planning Office; the City of East Grand Forks Transit Office; the

City of Grand Forks Transit Office; and Job Service of Grand Forks.



The assessment will gather information from Greater Grand Forks workforce

members who are temporarily or permanently living in other communities and

traveling to the Greater Grand Forks area to work. The assessment is also

intended for individuals who would be interested in employment in the Greater

Grand Forks area, if commuter services were provided.



The commuter express services being considered would include round trip

transportation to and from Grand Forks and East Grand Forks Mondays through

Saturdays. Departure times from surrounding communities would be scheduled to

provide ample time for employees to report to work by 8 a.m. each day. Return

trips would leave Grand Forks/East Grand Forks at 5:45 p.m. each evening.

Individuals who have work schedules other than the traditional 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shifts are encouraged to complete the assessment. Additional

schedules would be added as interest dictates, said Cariveau.



The organizations developing the services will use the assessment results to

determine what services should be provided and what communities would be

served. Funding options are being explored that will allow a minimal fee for

commuters.



Cariveau said those interested in commuter express services have three options

for completing the assessment. They can call the Commuter Express Hotline at

(701) 795-3784 and complete the assessment orally. Completion time is

estimated at five minutes. Hotline hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through

Fridays. He said the form could be completed and mailed to Commuter Express

Service, North Dakota Job Service, P.O. Box 13637, Grand Forks, ND 58208-3637,

or faxed to (701) 795-3750.



The deadline for completing the assessment is Wednesday, July 16. -- Jan

Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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SUBZERO SOLAR CAR FINISHES 19TH



UND Society of Energy Alternatives' solar-powered car, Subzero, finished 19th

out of 36 places in Sunrayce '97 (one team dropped out after the fifth day,

making the final number of finishers 35).  The team competed against 50 of

some of the best engineering schools in the nation, and against all odds when

the flood of '97 canceled crucial fundraising and qualifying activities.  Some

of the teams weren't able to compete because their cars weren#t finished or

because they didn't pass the qualifying rounds. The team, made up

predominately of School of Engineering students and advised by Scott Tolbert,

received a special recognition reward for their perseverance despite the Flood

of the Quincentennial. -- Don Moen, Professor and Chair of Mechanical

Engineering.

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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.

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SAGE/UNDInfo TO BE MOVED



The computer that runs UNDInfo will be upgraded to a new CPU on Thursday and

Friday, July 10-11. Please be aware that the services provided by this

computer, including UNDInfo, e-mail, and authentication for Sage dial-up users

will not be available during the move. Web access to UNDInfo should NOT be

affected. UNDInfo providers, do not make changes to the online information on

all day Thursday and until 2 p.m. on Friday. Sage e-mail accounts will be

unavailable on Friday until 2 p.m. Dial-up access for users that use a Sage

e-mail address for authentication will be unavailable on Friday until 2 p.m. -- Doris Bornhoeft, User Services, Computer Center.

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SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT FOR U2 CATALOG



All campus departments which will offer training or seminars for staff,

faculty, or students and would like to have that information included in the

U2 catalog should notify Jo Coutts at 777-4266 before July 11 with their

activities which will be held between September and December. You should also

contact Jo if you would like the U2 department to assist you with registration

or in finding meeting space. -- Jo Coutts, University Within the University,

Continuing Education.

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OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED AT AIRPORT



Effective immediately, it will no longer be necessary to contact the Traffic

Division if you require overnight parking in the UND airport parking lot. The

area designated for overnight parking will still be located in the southwest

corner of the parking lot. The criteria that must be met to utilize this

service are as follows:



*  You must be traveling on official UND business

*  You must have a current UND parking permit



All other parking regulations will be enforced. In addition, it should be

noted that this area is not intended for long-term overnight parking. If you

are going to be gone longer than 10 days, alternate parking arrangements

should be made. If you have any questions, please contact the Traffic

Division. -- Kris Nelson, Administrator, Traffic Division.

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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.

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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

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT



MUSEUM OFFERS FREE CONCERT SERIES



Nathan Davis and Elise Midelfort from Moorhead will perform music for the

cello and piano when they visit the North Dakota Museum of Art Tuesday, July

8.



The North Dakota Museum of Art's Summer Music at the Museum Series continues

through July every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The series features musicians from

around North Dakota as well as Grand Forks and encompasses several different

styles and influences. It is presented at no charge by the Museum as a break

from the work and stress of flood recovery.



Davis, Cello Professor at Moorhead State University, is also co-principal

cellist in the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and conducts the Symphony Orchestra of

the Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies. Midelfort has taught on the piano

faculties of Valley City State University, Moorhead State University, and

Concordia College. She also manages the Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies.

The Museum also invites people to join in a community potluck from 6 to 7:30

p.m. before the performance.



Two Fargo-Moorhead musicians visit the Museum July 15 as the series continues.

Vocalists Lucy and Gary Thrasher will perform at 7:30 p.m., accompanied by

pianist Lily Chia Brissman. Grand Forks' Fire Hall Theatre and North Dakota

Ballet Company join forces July 22 to perform the highlights of the Fire

Hall's post-flood show, featuring music, dance, and theater. July's offerings

are rounded out by the Buffalo Commons Chamber Music Society. Violinist Gerald

Gaul, cellist Naomi Welsh, and pianist David Henrickson will perform an

evening of classical encores July 29.



The Summer Music Series is provided through generous gifts of the performers,

who are donating their time, as well as contributions from Minot area

musicians and music lovers and Dakota Chamber Music. A unique form of support

came from the internationally recognized Ying Quartet, who have performed at

the Museum. At a performance in Minot, the Ying Quartet generously passed a

hat around the audience asking for contributions to the series.



-- Ruth Marshall, North Dakota Museum of Art.

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MUSEUM TO HOLD ART WORKSHOPS



This summer the North Dakota Museum of Art will conduct a series of art

workshops for children in grades 1-6. The week-long workshops will meet from

10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 14 through Aug. 15. They are free

of charge and can be repeated. The focus of the workshops will be on a

creative visual response to the Flood of 1997 and will also include imaging

Grand Forks in the future. The murals will hang in windows of downtown

businesses and will also be available for display in other public places. Call

777-4195 to register. -- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.

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MASTER CHORALE SPONSORS COMMUNITY CHORUS



The Grand Forks Master Chorale invites choral singers to join a summer

community chorus to present a special free concert, "Songs of the Spirit." The

chorus will rehearse twice: Sunday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. in 152 Hughes Fine

Arts Center, and Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church,

1515 Fifth Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. The concert will take place at Our

Saviour's Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20. The group will be

directed by Master Chorale Music Director James Rodde (Music).



Singers can participate without audition. Prospective members of the group

should sign up by calling the Master Chorale office at 777-3376 before

Thursday, July 10. Singers must attend both rehearsals.



Music for the concert is selected by Chorale members Kathleen Rodde, Carol

Geiszler, Ruth Blom and others with experience in church choirs. Their

selections focus on familiar songs of faith, strength and hope. For more

information, call the Grand Forks Master Chorale at 777-3376. -- Ruth

Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.

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CRAFT CENTER WILL OFFER KinderART



KinderART, a multimedia arts and crafts experience for children ages 5 to 7,

will be held 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, July 28-31, at the

University Craft Center on third floor of the Memorial Union. The registration

fee is $24 (or $18 for children of UND students with UND Student ID card). All

supplies will be provided for a wide range of activities, including drawing,

painting, fiber arts, clay, sculpture and more. For a registration form or

more information, call the Craft Center at 777-3979. Craft Center summer hours

are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register early, as enrollment is

limited to 12 participants. Registrations will be accepted as space allows

until 4 p.m. Friday, July 18. -- Bonnie Solberg, Craft Center Coordinator.

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FYI



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

people can call if they need further information, 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.

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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.

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CAR POOL PLANNED FROM GRAFTON



If you are interested in carpooling from the Grafton, St. Thomas, or Drayton

areas to UND, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., please call Ann

at 777-2288. -- Ann Opbroek, Business Office.

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JOBS OPEN AT BOOKSTORE, REPAIRS AVAILABLE



SEE ATTACHMENT



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 August 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 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.

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NEWMAN CENTER LISTS NEW PHONE NUMBERS, MASS TIMES



New telephone numbers for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Newman Center

are 777-6850 for staff, and 777-1385 for students. Mass will be held Sundays

at Christus Rex at 9 and 10:30 a.m. -- Lisa Frank, Newman Center.

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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.)



Wed., July 2 -- MEETING, Institutional Review Board, 305 Twamley Hall, 

4 p.m. to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research

and Program Development before Monday, June 23.



Thurs., July 3 -- LAST DAY TO FILE PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF THESIS OR

DISSERTATION IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.



Thurs., July 3 -- MEMORIAL TRIBUTE for Wilson Morrow Laird, J. Lloyd Stone

Alumni Center, 10 a.m.; Laird passed away May 14, in Kerrville, Texas; he was

a member of the UND Geology faculty for 28 years and served as the North

Dakota State Geologist.



Fri., July 4 -- HOLIDAY, Independence Day.



Mon., July 7 -- DOCTORAL EXAM for Vivian Delgado, a candidate for the Ph.D.

degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, Dean's Conference Room,

Education Building, 4 p.m.; members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to

attend.



Tues., July 8 -- OPEN MEETING with candidate, Lowell Robinson, M.S.,

Educational Media, for the position of Assistant to the Vice President for

Student Affairs and Director of Multicultural Student Services, River Valley

Room, Memorial Union, 3 to 4 p.m.



Tues., July 8 -- COMPUTER CENTER TRAINING, "HTML (Hyper Text Markup

Language)," Training Room, 361 Upson II, 1:30 to 4 p.m.; register in advance

by calling Bonnie or Shelly at 777-3171.



Tues., July 8 -- NORTH DAKOTA MUSEUM OF ART'S SUMMER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES,

Nathan Davis and Elise Midelfort from Moorhead will perform music for the

cello and piano, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; free admission.



Wed., July 9 -- DOCTORAL EXAM for Liqiang Tao, a candidate for the Ph.D.

degree with a major in Physics, 215 Witmer Hall, 1 p.m.; members of the

Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.



Thurs., July 10 -- LESSONS AT LUNCH, "It's Nice To Be 'Kneaded'" (massage and

relaxation),  presenter to be announced; 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

(sponsored by UND Leadership Inspiration Center).



Fri., July 11 -- LAST DAY TO DROP A SUMMER SESSION CLASS.



Sun., July 13, 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 -- 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.



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

"Songs of the Spirit," Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1515 Fifth Ave. NW, East

Grand Forks, 4 p.m.; admissiion is free; call 777-3376 for two rehearsal

times.



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.



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, featuring music,

dance and theater, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; free admission.



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.



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 -- 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,

Buffalo Commons Chamber Music Society, with violinist Gerald Gaul, cellist

Naomi Welsh, and pianist David Henrickson, who will peform an evening of

classical encores, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; free admission.



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

SESSION.





AUGUST 1997



Fri., Aug. 1 -- SUMMER COMMENCEMENT AND OFFICAL GRADUATION DAY, Chester Fritz

Auditorium, 7 p.m.



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.



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.

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