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University Letter

June 12, 1998

Volume 35 No. 39

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 39, June 12, 1998

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

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

BILLBOARD

COMPUTING NOTES

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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SUMMER SCHEDULE LISTED FOR PRESIDENT'S BRIEFINGS

Following is the summer schedule for President Baker's monthly 9 o'clock briefings: Wednesday, June 17, 9 a.m., South Ballroom, Memorial Union; Wednesday, July 8, 9 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union; Wednesday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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UNIVERSITY LETTER SUMMER SCHEDULE

The summer schedule for University Letter follows. University Letter will be published on the following dates: June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, Aug. 7, 21 and 28. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published. Articles will be run only once due to space and budget considerations.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

FRESHMAN REGISTRATION PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 15

The Getting Started 98 Program -- an Advisement and Registration Program for Fall Semester New Freshmen (formerly known as the Summer Registration Program) will run weekdays from June 15 through July 17. The program will also operate on Saturday, July 11, and will not be in operation July 3 and 6. Freshmen and their families have received information inviting them to schedule a date to attend the day-long program. Program activities start at 8:25 a.m. and include an introduction to the program and the day's activities, housing and financial aid presentations, mathematics and language placement testing for the students along with individual academic advisement and registration, and orientation for students to begin thinking of what it will be like as a student at UND. There is also a separate program for the families of the students in which they receive information on financial aid, housing, Student Affairs, academics through a faculty panel, and an orientation to the adjustments involved in sending a student to college. The day usually concludes around 3 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the Getting Started 98 Program, please contact me at 777-4706 or lisa_burger@mail.und.nodak.edu.

-- Lisa Burger, Student Academic Services.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR GAYLE NELSON

Please take this opportunity to say good-bye and thank you to Gayle Nelson, Director of the University Children's Center and UND Child Care and Family Services. Gayle's last day of work is Monday, June 15. Join us at a reception for her that day from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Riverdale Room of the University Community Center and Children's Center on Stanford Road.

-- Sara Fritzell Hanhan (Teaching and Learning) and Sherry Mokerski (University Children's Center).

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JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS SET

Job search assistance workshops have been scheduled for Monday and Thursday, June 15 and 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union. These workshops are designed to answer questions regarding services and benefits that are available to employees who are being laid off and to provide information regarding the job search process, including interviewing techniques, resume writing, and training opportunities. Representatives from the Office of Personnel Services, Payroll Office, North Dakota Job Service, and the UND Employee Assistance Program will be available to provide information and answer questions. These workshops are open to all UND employees. For further information, please contact the Office of Personnel Services at 777-4367.

-- Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel Services.

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SUMMER INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS PLANS COLLOQUIUMS

The Summer Institute of Linguistics has scheduled two colloquiums. The first, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in Room 9, Gamble Hall, will feature Steven Bird, University of Edinburgh. He will discuss "Does Tone Need to be Written in Tonal Languages?"

The second, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in Room 9, Gamble Hall, will feature a visiting scholar attending the International Literacy Conference on campus, who will speak on a research issue in adult literacy. The exact topic and speaker will be announced.

All interested persons are invited to attend; for more information, see the SIL website (www.und.nodak.edu/dept/linguistics/silund.htm) or call me at 777-5714.

-- Tim Pulju, Summer Institute of Linguistics.

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NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION DATES SET

UND New Employee Orientation for all new staff and faculty will be held on the following dates: Tuesday, June 16, 1 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall; Tuesday, June 23, 9 a.m., Edna Twamley Room, Twamley Hall; Wednesday, July 1, 1 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall; Thursday, July 9, 1 p.m., 303 Twamley Hall.

Anyone with questions regarding New Employee Orientation should contact Cheryl Osowski in Personnel Services, 777-4361, or Pat Hanson in Payroll, 777-4226.

-- Cheryl Osowski, Personnel Services.

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TOM PETERS SEMINAR RESCHEDULED

The Tom Peters seminar previously scheduled for June 8 has been rescheduled for Monday, June 22, at 8 p.m. in the Bismarck Civic Center. There are still plenty of tickets available. Call Jo Coutts at 777-4266 if you would like a ticket.

-- Jo Coutts, University Within the University.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR TANA THORFINNSON

A reception for Tana Thorfinnson will be held Monday, June 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni House. Tana is leaving UND to pursue opportunities in K-12 education. Tana has been a dedicated employee since she was a student and has worked in the College of Arts and Sciences, Admissions, Financial Aid and University College. She has most recently served as an academic advisor with Student Academic Services. Please join us in wishing her the best in her new pursuits.

-- Cathy Buyarski, Director, Student Academic Services.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR MARLENE STRATHE

A reception will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the Alumni House to honor Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Marlene Strathe, who is leaving the University June 30 to take a similar position at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Dr. Strathe joined the University in July of 1993. Please join us to wish her well in her new position.

Ken Baker, President.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR DALE VETTER

Dale Vetter, Director of the Computer Center at the University of North Dakota, will retire after 32 years of service. A reception will be held for him Wednesday, June 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center, with a short program at 2:30 p.m.

Vetter was born in and raised in Washburn. He enrolled in UND in 1955 and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Vetter worked for the North Dakota State Highway Department in data processing. In 1966 he returned to UND to serve as the director of data processing. He was promoted to the position of assistant director of UND Computer Center in 1969 and in 1984 he was named director of the Computer Center.

When Vetter first started at UND, the heart of the computer operations at UND was a machine with only 16K of memory. Today this amount of memory is found among small toys, and the Computer Center's mainframe operates on 512MB. Vetter is especially proud of his part in developing UND's role in the statewide Higher Education Computer Network. He co-chaired the University's Technology Plan, which guides technological development on the campus.

Vetter and his wife Lavina Omvig together have four children: Sheri, Jana, Michael, and Jacquelin.

-- Computer Center.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR LORNA JACOBSON

A farewell reception for Lorna Jacobson, President's Office, will be held Tuesday, June 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Lorna, who served the University for 25 years, will be enjoying retirement at the lake. The University community is invited.

-- Kendall Baker, President.

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IRB WILL MEET JULY 1

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Monday, June 22. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcom- mittee before being brought to the full Board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Monday, June 15.

Notes from the meeting will be available in the Office of Research and Program Development approximately one week after the meeting.

-- F. R. Ferraro (Psychology), Chair, Institutional Review Board.

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MEDIATION SEMINAR PLANNED

The Conflict Resolution Center will hold a Basic Mediation Seminar Monday through Friday, July 13-17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Attendees will develop an understanding of the nature and causes of conflict; learn the basics of an effective mediation model which can be used in a variety of settings; and participate in a highly interactive instructional format that enhances learning.

This seminar is approved by the Minnesota Supreme Court Office of Continuing ducation and for 4.8 CEUs from UND. The discount rate of $250 for UND employees and students includes the training manual, along with continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments each day.

Contact the Conflict Resolution Center at 777-3664 to register or for more information. The registration deadline is Monday, June 29. We hope to see you there.

-- Conflict Resolution Center.

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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

ODIN AVAILABLE ONLINE

Grand Forks Librarians are pleased to announce that ODIN, the Online Dakota Information Network, is now available online. ODIN began in 1988 as an automated card catalog and has evolved into a state-of-the-art information resource. Once merely a duplication of the card catalog, ODIN now also provides access to magazine and journal articles on a wide variety of topics. Using ODIN on the Web gives the user many advantages such as the ability to link to other web resources including electronic journals.

You can search the holdings of over 40 libraries in the system, or limit it to your local library. Users can easily find out what items they have checked out and when they are due.

Set your World Wide Web browser to http://webcat.odin.nodak.edu/webpals/home.html or connect through links on UNDInfo under Libraries. The original command driven version of ODIN is still available through a telnet connection for those who prefer it. Contact your local reference librarian for assistance. The numbers are: Grand Forks Public Library, 772-8116; Chester Fritz Library, 777-4629; Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, 777-3994; Thormodsgard Law Library, 777-3354; Altru Hospital Library, 780-5187.

-- Pat Berntsen, Assistant Director of Libraries, Chester Fritz Library.

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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

ALL GRANT, CONTRACT EXPENSES MUST BE TRACKED

Due to the changing regulatory environment we now need to track all expenses associated with grants and contracts. In the past we used to consider it voluntary cost share if effort was included in a proposal but not accounted for in our Effort System. This is no longer the case. With the implementation of cost accounting standards we now have to account for those costs. This has made all cost share mandatory.

Therefore be aware that if you are including time and effort for UND faculty and staff in a proposal we will have to have it certified through our Effort Reporting System. This also creates some problems with travel on grants and contracts. In the past if an individual was paid from appropriated or local funds they were allowed to travel on grants and contracts as we considered this voluntary cost share. This will now require us to show the effort as a contribution to the grant or contract.

If you are preparing a proposal or having noncompensated faculty or staff traveling on your agreements, please contact our office as soon as possible. We will work through the process with you to make this transition as easy as possible.

-- David Schmidt, Budget and Grant Administration, 777-4151.

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RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED

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

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

The Human Cognition and Perception Program supports research on human perceptual and cognitive processes, including the development of these processes, with emphasis on research strongly grounded in theory. Research topics include vision, audition, haptic perception, attention, object recognition, language processing, spatial representation, motor control, memory, reasoning, and concept formation. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives such as experimental computation, connectionism, and ecological perception, and a variety of methodologies such as experimental studies and computational modeling. Research involving acquired or developmental deficits is appropriate if the results speak to basic issues in the study of normal perception or cognition. Contact: Dr. Michael McCloskey, 703/306-1732; mmcclosk@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov:80/sbe/start.htm. Deadline: 7/15/98 (Target Date).

The Social Psychology Program supports research on human and social behavior, including cultural influences and development over the life span. Topics include aggression; altruism; attitude formation and change; attitudes and behavior; attributional processes; emotion; environmental psychology; group decision-making, performance, and process; health psychology; intergroup relations; interpersonal attraction and relations; nonverbal communication; person perception; personality processes; prejudice; the self; social comparison; social cognition; social influence; and stereotyping. Contact: Dr. Steven Breckler, 703/306-1728; sbreckle@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov:80/sbe/start.htm. Deadline: 7/15/98 (Target Date).

The Sociology Program supports research on problems of human social organization, demography, and processes of individual and institutional change. This program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. Contact: Dr. William Bainbridge or Dr. Patricia White, 703/306-1756; fax 703/306-0485; wbainbri@nsf.gov or pwhite@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov:80/sbe/start.htm. Deadline: 8/15/98 (Target Date).

The Communication Program coordinates activities within the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate that advance the understanding of education reform and the methods, policies, and practices under which effective reform takes place and is sustained. Division of Research Evaluation and Communication (REC) communication and outreach activities are intended to enhance the public's understanding of the strategies for science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education reform, so that citizens can make informed choices about the direction that reform will take in their communities and schools. Activities also aim at increasing the impact of EHR programs by providing information that summarizes and synthesizes the findings, outcomes, and lessons learned from EHR-supported projects to a variety of audiences, especially practitioners. Contact: 703/306-1650; http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/. Deadline: None.

A principal objective of the Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (CETP) program is to engage faculties and departments of science, mathematics, engineering, technology, and education in developing teacher certification programs. Activities supported by the program include recruitment, instruction in content, pedagogy, classroom management, early field experiences, credentialing, and induction and support of novice teachers. The scope of teacher preparation programs includes preparation of teachers from nontraditional sources such as paraprofessionals and mathematicians, scientists, engineers, or technicians considering career changes. Special projects are also supported. A key feature of the program is collaboration of a range of disciplines and institutions. Collaborative activiities should extend from recruitment of students through support of beginning teachers, and may include graduate education necessary to achieve certification. Multidisciplinary programs including participation of faculty from engineering and technology departments and from the liberal arts are strongly encouraged. Institutional Focus (Track 1) awards will provide $500,000-$800,000 per year for 1-3 years. System-wide (state or other geographic region) Focus (Track 2) awards will be for $500,000-$1,000,000 per year for 3-5 years. Those interested in submitting proposals for special projects should first discuss ideas with a Program Director. Deadlines: 9/1/98 (Track 1), 9/1/99 (Tracks 1 and 2). Contact: 703/306-1666; http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/.

The Cooperative Activities with Africa, the Near East, and South Asia (NSF 96-14) program supports cooperative research and joint workshops involving partners in countries in these regions, and dissertation enhancement proposals (for fieldwork at a site in most of these countries). Support for planning visits is limited, and proposed visits should be discussed with the program manager prior to submission. Request for support of an international collaborative activity may be included as an integral part of proposals to Foundation-wide programs such as POWRE, CAREER, and REU; such proposals should be submitted to those programs at their respective deadlines. Contact: Division of International Programs, 703/306-1707; tlbutler@nsf.gov. Deadline: 9/1/98.

A component of the above program is the U.S.-India Cooperative Research activity program, NSF's new joint program with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) which supports the linkage costs for cooperative research projects and workshops that meet NSF and DST criteria. Proposals must be submitted simultaneously to DST by the Indian collaborator and to NSF by the U.S. researcher. Contact: Dr. Marjorie Lueck, 703/306-1707; mlueck@nsf.gov.

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NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)

Regional Variation in Breast Cancer Rates in the U.S. The NCI and NIEHS invite grant applications for interdisciplinary epidemiologic studies to better understand determinants of regional variations in breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in the U.S. Studies are to be designed to take known risk factors into consideration and to utilize biological markers or indicators, e.g., of exogenous exposures, individual susceptibility to environmental factors, intrinsic physiological processes or risk-related behavior, for elucidating the role of geographic-specific elements in the natural history and progression of breast cancer. The goal is to gain knowledge that could lead to effective prevention and cancer control strategies. Of special interest to NCI are epidemiological studies incorporating quantitative methods or markers to identify and evaluate the role of etiological factors of cancer, including environmental and occupational agents. Epidemiologic studies that seek to identify exposed populations and understand the role of environmental and occupational risk factors in the development of breast cancer and other diseases are a major thrust of the NIEHS research program. The total project period may not exceed 4 years. The average award is expected to be approximately $500,000 total costs per year. Contact: NCI: Dr. Kumiko Iwamoto, 301/496-9600; fax 301/402-4279; ki6n@nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/. NIEHS: Dr. Gwen Collman, 919/541-5980; fax 919/541-4937; collman@niehs.nih.gov. Deadline: 6/30/98 (Letter of Intent); 8/25/98 (Formal Application).

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MARY ROBERTS RINEHART FUND

Mary Roberts Rinehart Awards provide support to unpublished creative writers who need financial assistance to complete works of fiction, poetry, drama, biography, autobiography or history with a strong narrative quality. Awards are made for drama and non-fiction in odd-numbered years and for fiction and poetry in even-numbered years. Submissions of non-fiction and drama are currently being accepted. Two awards will be made. Recent awards have been approximately $900. Writing samples submitted may be up to 30 pages in length. Deadline: 11/30/98. Contact: William Miller, 703/993-1185; Mail Stop 3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.

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MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

The Competition, operating on a 4-year cycle, is devoted to violin, piano and voice. The next Competition, devoted to violin, will be held in May-June 1999. There will be 3 rounds open to the public and judged by an International Jury. Cash prizes up to $40,500 in Canadian currency will be awarded to 6 finalists. The next anticipated deadline will be in February 2000. Contact: 514/285-4380; fax 514/285-4266. Deadline: None.

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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

ArtsReach is a pilot community cultural assessment and planning initiative to provide grants to partnerships of cultural, business, social, government, civic, and religious organizations in states which have been underrepresented among NEA's grantees, including North Dakota. Grants of $3,000-$10,000 for up to 2 years will be made to conduct a community cultural assessment and/or create a community cultural plan involving coalition building. Assessments and plans should be geared toward encouraging artists, strengthening arts organizations, and applying cultural solutions to community needs. Deadline: 6/26/98. Contact: Americans for the Arts, 202/371-2830; fax 202/371-0424; http://arts.endow.gov/Guide/Artsreach/.

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RAGDALE FOUNDATION

Artists in Residence. The Foundation, an artists' community in Lake Forrest, IL, each year offers 150 painters, writers, sculptors, composers and performance artists a place to live and work for 2-8 weeks. The Foundation has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund 2-4 week residencies for artists from states from which it has had fewer residencies over the last 21 years, including North Dakota. Contact: 847/234-1063; fax 847/234-1075; ragdale1@aol.com; http://nsn.nsisilus.org/ilkhome/ragdale. Deadline: 8/1/98 (NEA Fellowships); 1/15/99 (June 1-December 15 residencies).

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NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION (NHPRC)

The NHPRC encourages efforts by government and private nonprofit organizations to preserve and make available for use records that further an understanding and appreciation of American history. Public documents include records which document significant activities of state, county, municipal, tribal, etc., units of government. Private documents include manuscripts, personal and family papers, organizational and corporate archives, photographs, motion pictures, architectural records, and electronic records. NHPRC supports projects to promote cooperative efforts among institutions and organizations and to improve the knowledge, performance and professional skills of those who work with historical records; projects to publish documentary editions, to increase the use of these editions, and to encourage the development of the documentary editing field; and projects relating directly to the management, preservation and use of collections of records and archival repositories. Contact: 202/501-5610; fax 202/501-5601; nhprc@arch1.nara.gov; http://www.nara.gov/nara/nhprc/. Deadline: 10/1/98.

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (NRC)

Travel/Host Grants for American Scientists: Project Development and Long-Term Visits. Grants are offered to individual American specialists who plan to establish new research partnerships with colleagues from Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly Independent States (NIS). The program is designed to prepare these new partnerships for competition in National Science Foundation (NSF) programs. Applicants who have received doctoral degrees within the past 6 years and those wishing to work with colleagues in less frequently represented countries/regions will receive special consideration. Short-Term Project Development Grants ($2,200-2,500) support two-week visits to prepare collaborative research proposals for submission to NSF. Long-Term Grants ($3,000-$15,300) support visits for collaboration with research for 1-6 months. Only fields funded by NSF are eligible. Contact: Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, 202/334-3680; fax 202/334-2614; ocee@nas.edu; http://www2.nas.edu/oia/22da.html. Deadlines: 7/10/98 (Long-Term); 8/17/98, 12/28/98 (Project Development).

Proposals are being accepted for the Twinning Program for collaborative research programs which link individual U.S. scientists with their counterparts in Georgia, Romania, and Ukraine. Because funding is provided by the NSF, only proposals in fields supported by the NSF will be considered. Priority will be given to new partnerships involving researchers who have not previously engaged in significant collaborative work. Although qualified U.S. specialists of any age are eligible, those who have received their doctoral degrees within the past 6 years or are entering into an international col- laboration for the first time are strongly encouraged to apply. NRC also welcomes the inclusion of postdoctoral students and graduate students in the program. Grants range from $12,000-$15,000. Projects must include travel in both directions. Deadline: 9/14/98. Contact: 202/334-2644; fax 202/334-2614; ocee@nas.edu.

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JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER

The Arts-Industry Residency Program for Visual Artists program makes industrial materials, technologies, and facilities available to artists through long-term residencies, short-term workshops, and other programming so that they may further their artistic explorations. Major funding is provided by Kohler Company and the National Endowment for the Arts. Artists-in-residence are provided with studio space in the Kohler factory. They may develop a variety of work in clay, cast iron, enameled cast iron, and brass and receive free materials, use of equipment, housing, technical assistance, photographic services, roundtrip transportation from their homes (within the continental U.S.) to the site, and weekly honoraria. Contact: Lynne Shumow, Arts/Industry Coordinator, 920/458-6144; fax 920/458-4473. Deadline: 8/1/98. -- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of Research and Program Development.

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BILLBOARD

ROBERT WILKINS, PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF HISTORY

Robert Wilkins, Professor Emeritus of History, 83, died Saturday, June 6, in Altru Hospital. He was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Hammond, Ind. He graduated from high school in Hammond and began his career as a musician and student of American popular music. He earned part of his living during the Great Depression by playing tuba and sousaphone in dance bands in the Chicago area. He entered West Virginia University at Morgantown in 1935, where he studied for his B.A. in European History. He married Wynona Huchette in 1937, commencing a lifelong partnership that would result in two children and two co-authored books. He later transferred to Indiana University at Bloomington, where he completed his B.A. in 1939. Wynona graduated the same year. Both went on to earn master's degrees from Indiana University in 1941, also in European History.

After a brief stint as a Social Studies teacher in Hammond, he undertook war work at the Sinclair Oil Refinery in East Chicago, Ind. As well as working on the shop floor, he also served as shop steward for the union. He joined the History faculty at UND in 1945 as an instructor, and began work on his Ph.D. at West Virginia University in 1949, completing the degree in 1954. He was promoted to full professor in 1960. In 1962-63, he served as a Visiting Professor of Recent American History at the University of Oklahoma. In 1964 he accepted a professorship at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. He taught there until 1967, when D. Jerome Tweton (then History Chair) induced the Wilkinses to return. Wynona taught French in the Languages Department, while he rejoined the History Department. He was editor of North Dakota Quarterly from 1968 to 1981. He prepared and hosted a weekly radio broadcast on KFJM Radio (now KUND) titled "Out of the Past," featuring American popular music from the turn of the century to the 1950s.

He published extensively, and is best-known for "North Dakota: A Bicentennial History," co-authored with Wynona and published in 1977. He "retired" in 1981, but continued to research, publish, and teach, for 10 years teaching at least one class per semester for the History Department, pro bono. He often picked up the teaching loads of ill colleagues. For his accomplishments and dedication, the History Department commemorates him each year with the Robert Wilkins Lecture Series, which began in 1981.

Wilkins "is the last of that group of senior' members of the department that included Elwyn B. Robinson and Felix Vondracek," says Gordon Iseminger (History). "During his long tenure in the department, Dr. Wilkins capably taught courses in the Ancient Works, Medieval and Modern Europe, all areas of United States History, and North Dakota History. He was also an imaginative and painstaking researcher, thoughtful and engaging writer, and prolific publisher. He revived the almost moribund North Dakota Quarterly and under his careful editorship the magazine acquired a national reputation for quality and for its coverage of a wide range of topics.

"To many who were otherwise unacquainted with the University, Dr. Wilkins is best known for his weekly program, Out of the Past' on KFJM. To this program that was rebroadcast in many parts of the nation, Dr. Wilkins brought his extensive knowledge of and enthusiasm for the music that was popular in the United States and abroad during the first half of this century.

"His colleagues remember him as well for his extensive knowledge on so many subjects. He was a veritable walking encyclopedia' and should he not have a ready answer to a question he did not rest until he had found the necessary information.

"Dr. Wilkins did not retire when he reached retirement age. He continued to teach courses, research and publish, and prepare and broadcast his weekly radio programs. Until shortly before his death, he came to his office almost daily. The world of scholarship has suffered a loss of significant proportions with Dr. Wilkins' death and his former colleagues, especially, will miss him."

He is survived by his wife; a son, Robert, Milwaukee, Wis.; a daughter, Harriet (Fredrick) Eslinger, Brandon, Manitoba; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, with information provided by Gordon Iseminger (History), the History Department, and the Grand Forks Herald.

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HENRY BORYSEWICZ NAMED DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE NETWORK

Henry Borysewicz has been named Acting Director of the John D. Odegard School's AeroSpace Network (ASN). Borysewicz is currently the Distance Education Coordinator for the Space Studies Department. A graduate of the UND Space Studies Master's degree program, he holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. As the Distance Education Coordinator for Space Studies, he developed the entire infrastructure for the department's distance education program, which now enrolls nearly 200 students working towards master's degrees from locations around the globe.

The AeroSpace Network is responsible for integrating technology into the educational process for the Odegard School. It operates a state-of-the-art television production facility and has delivered live aviation classes to other university aviation programs around the U.S. for five years. ASN delivers live aviation courses via the internet and produces computer-based-instructional software for use internally and for corporate clients.

Borysewicz fills a vacancy created by the departure of former ASN director Michael Karim, who resigned to become Vice President of Operations and Training for Citibank in Tampa, Fla.

-- John Odegard, Dean, UND Aerospace.

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U2 COURSES LISTED

University Within the University classes for July and August follow. Unless otherwise noted, the following classes are all held at the Computer Learning Lab in 361 Upson II Hall. All of the computer classes are free. Contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu to register or for more information.

Introduction to Windows 95 -- June 15-17, 10 a.m. to noon each day; July 6-9, 3:30 to 5 p.m. each day; July 20-22, 10 a.m. to noon each day; August 4-6, 1 to 3 p.m. each day; August 25- 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day.

Introduction to Word Perfect 8.0 -- July 7-9, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day; August 25-27, 3 to 5 p.m. each day.

E-Mail Using Eudora Light -- July 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Access 97 -- July 13-15, 10 a.m. to noon each day; August 11-13, 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Introduction to Word 97 -- July 14-16, 3 to 5 p.m. each day; August 11-13, 1 to 3 p.m. each day.

Explore the Web Using Netscape -- June 18, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.; July 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to GroupWise 5.2 -- June 22, 9 to 11 a.m.; July 17, 9 to 11 a.m.; July 27, 9 to 11 a.m.

Creating a Web Page Using HTML -- July 23, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Introduction to Power Point 97 -- June 30, July 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to noon each day; July 20-22, 1 to 3 p.m. each day; August 4-6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day.

Introduction to Excel -- July 28-30, 10 a.m. to noon each day; August 18-20, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day.

Basic Mediation Seminar -- July 13-17, 8 to 5 p.m. each day at the Memorial Union. Registration deadline is Monday, June 29. Contact the Conflict Resolution Center at 777-3664 or udcrc@ badlands.nodak.edu.

Family Mediation Seminar -- August 3-7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Memorial Union. Registration deadline is Monday, July 20. Call the Conflict Resolution Center at 777-3664 or send e-mail to udcrc@badlands.nodak.edu.

-- Kara Hyde, University Within the University.

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HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY LISTS HOURS

To better serve our patrons the Library of the Health Sciences will remain open from June 10 to July 10 as follows: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The Library will be closed Friday through Sunday, July 3, 4, and 5.

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

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SUBMIT PRINTING BY JUNE 16 FOR JUNE 30 COMPLETION

The end of the fiscal year is drawing near. If your department has printing projects that needs to be completed by the end of the fiscal year, now is the time to bring projects to the Printing Center. Within reason, all jobs submitted to us by Tuesday, June 16, will be completed and billed in this fiscal year. This submission date was chosen to allow your department and ours to process the jobs and the billings in a timely manner. Any jobs started in June, but having a completion date in July, will be billed on new funds for fiscal year 1998-99 in accordance with UND policy as spelled out in the Administrative Manual. Because the work load may increase heavily, printing jobs scheduled to be billed by June 30, 1998 (fiscal year end) will take precedence over those having an early July delivery date.

-- Richard Ganyo, Director, Printing Center.

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ITEMS FOR SALE VIA PUBLIC BIDS

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, commercial restaurant equipment, fluorescent lights, and several other miscellaneous items of equipment. They may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 15-18.

-- Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.

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COSE SELLS STATE EMPLOYEE SHIRTS
(See Attachment on Paper Copy)

The Board of Directors of the Council of State Employees is again selling State Employee shirts. These shirts are of good quality and the embroidered logo stands out very nicely on them. Attached to this newsletter is a two-sided order form to be used by individuals or as a department. If more than one person is ordering from a department, please indicate just one person's name who will be a contact person for that department. Checks can be made out to COSE and must accompany the order. Call Rick Tonder at 777-2591 or Shelly Kain at 777-3127 if you have questions.

-- Shelly Kain, Office of the Associate Vice President for Finance/Operations.

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COMPUTING NOTES

COMPUTER PRODUCTION CONTROL TO CLOSE FOR PART OF DAY

To allow Computer Center staff members to attend Director Dale Vetter's retirement luncheon and reception, Production Control will be closed Wednesday, June 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but ask your cooperation in submitting parameter cards and requests as early as possible that day. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

-- Donna Bonderud, Supervisor, Production Control, and Marv Hanson, Associate Director, Computer Center.

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CICS, MAINFRAME APPLICATIONS ARE TESTED WEDNESDAYS

This is a reminder that CICS and other HECN mainframe applications are advertised as available by 7 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, but are scheduled to be available by 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday. This allows one morning a week for test time for the operating system programmers. The Computer Center received many phone calls this past Wednesday before 7:45 regarding availability. Thanks for your cooperation.

-- Marv Hanson, Associate Director, Computer Center.

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PARMCARD REXX EXEC AVAILABLE

A REXX EXEC called PARMCARD is available for anyone editing and printing two or more parameter cards in succession using TSO. If you have not been using this EXEC and would like to learn how, you have two options available:

* Instructions on how to use the PARMCARD REXX EXEC are on the TSO home page at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC/tsoinfo in the TSO Training Handouts (6/3/98).

* Attend a one hour or less workshop on how to use the PARMCARD REXX EXEC by submitting some of your own work-related parameter cards during the session. The workshop is Tuesday, June 23, at 9 and repeated at 10 a.m. in 361 Upson II. If you would like to attend please e-mail rose_keeley@mail.und.nodak.edu or call 777-3062 and indicate which session you would like to attend.

If you have any questions or would like other subjects in TSO presented in a workshop please let me know.

-- Rose Keeley, Computer Center, 777-3062.

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FILETRAN WILL BE DISCONTINUED

Filetran -- File Transfer for 3270 from the CL/Supersession Main Menu -- will be discontinued as of Monday, June 15.

File transfers will be performed in the following manner: Exit Supersession; exit to native mode in TSO; engage the XX3270/PC3270 Upload/Download feature; proceed the same as you did when using Wylbur.

If you are new to using the XX3270/PC3270 for file transfer please obtain the Upload/Download information on the TSO web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/CC/tsoinfo/

If you have any questions or comments please contact me at 777-3062 or rose_keeley@mail.und.nodak.edu.

-- Rose Keeley, Computer Center.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

OPENING CEREMONIES SET FOR FLOOD EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM

An historic exhibition of 160 photographs of the 1997 Red River Valley flood from the South Dakota border to Winnipeg opens Sunday, June 14, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Several of the 55 featured photographers will attend the public opening of "Under the Whelming Tide: The 1997 Flood of the Red River of the North" at 2 p.m. that day. On opening night artist Barton Benes will also be in attendance for the unveiling of his commissioned flood wall, "Ebbtide," a large contemporary altar piece filled with metaphor-laden objects from the flood.

The exhibition was conceived and organized by Museum Director Laurel Reuter. Grand Forks Herald photojournalist Eric Hylden joined her as guest co-curator. "It is important that people understand that we are not celebrating the flood," Reuter says. "We are not using it for entertainment; we are creating the visual record. When civilizations end, what remains is the art and ideas of those civilizations. This is our way of making permanent the experience of living in this place. It's also a rare opportunity to see how photographers and artists have made art of international significance out of our own lives."

The photos were selected from over 1,000 submitted by artists, amateur photographers and professional photojournalists from the Grand Forks Herald, The Forum (Fargo-Moorhead), the Winnipeg Free Press, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Macon (Georgia) Telegraph, the Detroit Free Press, the (Long Beach, Calif.) Press-Telegram, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The exhibition is funded in part by a $122,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and by an anonymous donor. Target Stores, with a $42,000 grant, has underwritten publication of the exhibition catalog, which includes all of the images in the exhibition.

The catalog also contains a new long poem by Grand Forks poet Madelyn Camrud. A second article written especially for the catalog is by Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Chuck Haga, who wrote 60 articles for his paper about the flood. He had lived in Grand Forks for 13 years and had a son and brother still living here. The catalog also includes "A Flood of Fire and Ice," Laurel Reuter's op ed piece originally published in the New York Times on Friday, April 25, 1997.

To accommodate many theater goers who did not see the original performance, there will also be an encore presentation in the gallery on June 14 and 15 of Frances Ford's "Flood of Memories," a play with 15 characters telling their flood stories, based on the museum's oral history interviews. The North Dakota Museum of Art commissioned Ford to write the play, which was based on the museum's Oral History Project. With rapid changes behind a flood screen, Ford plays the roles of all 15 characters.

On Sunday evening, June 14, "Flood of Memories" will be performed at 8 p.m. as Dinner Theater along with a Berm Buffet at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the buffet and theater are $25. On Monday evening, June 15, the play will start at 8 p.m., followed by a wine reception honoring Ms. Ford. Tickets are $10.

Adam Kemp's flood wall, which was commissioned as the stage setting for the play, will continue on exhibition through July 27 as a monumental assemblage, or junk sculpture. Kemp is an English artist who has been living in Grand Forks for the past decade. After the flood he has been active in helping clean out and rebuild downtown businesses, many of which will recognize pieces of their business in the sculptural flood wall.

June 14 will also be the first day of a computer archive of flood images being created by Bruce Maxwell of UND. People are invited to bring their own flood-related photos to be entered on a virtual computer map of the city. In the future, friends, family and researchers will be able to see what Grand Forks and East Grand Forks were like during the Flood of 1997 by clicking on an address or area of town. "Under the Whelming Tide" will be on exhibit through July 27. There is no admission charge for the exhibition. Groups wishing guided tours should call the Museum at 777-4195.

The Museum is located on Centennial Drive on the UND campus. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

-- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.

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SUMMER MUSIC SERIES BEGINS JUNE 16 AT MUSEUM

Music at the Museum will begin Tuesday, June 16, at the North Dakota Museum of Art, with a recital by flutist Debora Harris and pianist Sandy Tsukayama. This series of informal recitals will be held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. through July 21. The programs highlight a variety of music, presented by artists from North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. There will be classical music, folk music and jazz, a homecoming recital by soprano Maria Williams and an evening of music from India.

The schedule follows: June 16, flutist Debora Harris and pianist Sandy Tsukayama; June 23, Acoustic folk and jazz duo Sarah Morrau and Josh Harty; June 30, an evening of young artists; July 7, pianist Lily Chia Brissman; July 14, soprano Maria Williams; July 21, classical music of India with cellist Nancy Lesh, assisted by Phil Hollenbeck, drum, and Madhu Joshi, tambura.

There is no admission charge for Summer Music at the Museum. Donations are welcome.

-- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.

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BENEFIT DANCE WILL AID TUMOR VICTIM

The grandson of Clara Syverson, a laboratory technician in the Department of Pathology for more than 25 years, is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Brandon Lunski, 10-year-old son of Charlene and Gary Lunski of Grand Forks, recently had surgery at the Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minn.

Everyone is invited to a benefit dance for Brandon and his family, planned for 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, June 15, at the Diamond Lounge in Grand Forks. The event will feature free food, prizes and drink specials. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door.

If you are unable to attend the dance, but wish to contribute to the fund to help pay for Brandon's medical expenses, please contact Cathy Perry in the Department of Pathology office, Room 3101, School of Medicine. Checks may be made out to: Brandon Lunski Benefit Fund. The fund has been set up at First National Bank, P.O. Box 6001, Grand Forks, ND. For more information, call Cathy at 777-2561.

-- Cathy Perry, Department of Pathology.

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LAST WEDNESDAY OF MONTH IS DENIM DAY

Wednesday June 24, is Denim Day! Take advantage of this opportunity to "go casual" simply by wearing your button and paying your dollar. All proceeds to charity, of course.

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

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JUNE 1998

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

Through Fri., July 31 -- SUMMER INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS, UND campus; contact David Marshall (English) or Stephen Marlett (800) 292-1621 or e-mail steve.marlett@sil.org for more information.

Through Tues., July 28 -- 43RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP AND MUSIC DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOPS, International Peace Garden; call Joseph Alme, Director, at (701) 838-8472 for more information.

Wed. And Thurs., June 10-11 -- PRESIDENTIAL FRESHMAN SCHOLARS, early registration and orientation, Gamble Hall.

Thurs., June 11 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY CLASS, "Introduction to E-Mail Using Eudora," 361 Upson Hall II, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; call 777-2128 to register.

Fri., June 12 -- LAST DAY TO ADD A COURSE FOR EIGHT-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

Sat., June 13 -- TEST, American College Test (ACT), McCannel Hall, 8 a.m.

Sun., June 14 -- PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENING, "Under the Whelming Tide: The 1997 Flood of the Red River of the North," also Barton Lidice Benes' "Flood Museum," a commissioned art sculpture, North Dakota Museum of Art, 2 p.m.; runs through Sun., July 26.

Sun. And Mon., June 14-15 -- THEATRE, "Flood of Memories," by Frances Ford, North Dakota Museum of Art, dinner theater at 6:30 p.m. Sun., June 14; with play beginning at 8 p.m. both evenings; call 777-4195 for ticket information.

Mon. through Wed., June 14-17 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY THREE-DAY CLASS, "Introduction to Windows," 361 Upson Hall II, 10 a.m. to noon each day; call 777-2128 to register.

Mon., June 15 -- TEST, Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Ballroom, Memorial Union, 1 p.m.

Mon., June 15 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for clinical proposals that require subcommittee and full board review for Wednesday, July 1, meeting.

Mon., June 15 -- JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP designed to answer questions regarding services and benefits that are available to employees who are being laid off and to provide information regarding the job search process, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 9 to 11 a.m. (Also Thurs., June 18).

Mon., June 15 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION honoring Gayle Nelson, Director of the University Children's Center and UND Child Care and Family Services, Riverdale Room, University Community Center and Children's Center on Stanford Road, 1 to 3 p.m.

Mon., June 15 -- BENEFIT DANCE for 10-year-old Brandon Lunski, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor; Brandon is the grandson of Clara Syverson, a laboratory technician in Pathology for more than 25 years, dance at the Diamond, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; a $5 donation will be accepted at the door; checks may also be sent to Brandon Lunski Benefit Fund, First National Bank, P.O. Box 6001, Grand Forks, ND 58201.

Mon. And Tues., June 15-16 -- OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL LEADER AWARD RECIPIENTS, early registration and orientation, Gamble Hall.

Mon. through Wed., June 15-17 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Windows 95," Computer Learning Lab, 361 Upson Hall II, 10 a.m. to noon each day; (also July 6-9, July 20-22, Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 25-27).

Mon., June 15, through Fri., June 26 -- SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS, Session 1 for grades 1-3 with sculptor Joel Pieper from Minneapolis and painter/sculptor Duane Penske from Marshall, Minn.; North Dakota Museum of Art, UND campus, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; fee is $75 for Museum members and $100 for Museum non-members per child, per session; call the Museum at 777-4195 to register; Session 3, July 13 through July 24, is also for grades 1-3; The Bremer Foundation is sponsoring scholarships for children impacted by the flood.

Mon., June 15, through Fri., July 17 -- GETTING STARTED 98 PROGRAM, an advisement and registration program for fall semester new freshmen, UND campus, 8:25 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 777-4706 for more information.

Tues., June 16 -- NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION for all new staff and faculty, 305 Twamley Hall, 1 p.m.; call Cheryl at 777-4361 or Pat at 777-4226 for more information.

Tues., June 16 -- SUMMER INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM, "Does Tone Need to be Written in Tonal Languages?" presented by Steven Bird, University of Edinburgh, Room 9, Gamble Hall, 8 p.m.; call Tim Pulju at 777-5714 for more information.

Tues., June 16 -- SUMMER CONCERT SERIES BEGINS with Debora Harris, flutist, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; every Tuesday evening through July 21 the Museum will sponsor a light summer concert featuring musicians from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota; $5 per person, children 12 and under free; call 777-4195 for information.

Tues. through Thurs., June 16-18 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY THREE-DAY CLASS, "Introduction to Access, 361 Upson Hall II, 1 to 3 p.m. each day; call 777-2128 to register.

Wed., June 17 -- PRESIDENT BAKER'S MONTHLY 9 O'CLOCK BRIEFING, South Ballroom, Memorial Union, 9 a.m.

Wed., June 17, through Fri., July 17 -- GETTING STARTED 98, advisement and registration for new freshmen, Gamble Hall.

Thurs., June 18 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Room 200, McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., June 18 -- JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP designed to answer questions regarding services and benefits that are available to employees who are being laid off and to provide information regarding the job search process, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 9 to 11 a.m.

Thurs., June 18 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Explore the World Using Netscape," 361 Upson Hall II, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; call 777-2128 to register.

Fri., June 19 -- LAST DAY TO SUBMIT EMPLOYEE TUITION FEE WAIVER FOR SECOND SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

Fri., June 19 -- LAST DAY TO PAY TUITION/FEES (STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PAY ARE SUBJECT TO HAVING REGISTRATION CANCELLED) FOR SUMMER SESSIONS.

Fri., June 19 -- FINAL EXAMINATIONS FOR FIRST SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

Sun., June 21, through Wed., July 1 -- 15TH INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE CAMP for students ages 14 to 17 who have an interest or curiosity about the world of aerospace, UND campus; call 777-2663 for more information; sponsored by Northwest Airlines.

Mon., June 22 -- INSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR SECOND SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

Mon., June 22 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for research proposals requiring full board review for Wednesday, July 1, meeting.

Mon., June 22 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Introduction to GroupWise 5.2," 361 Upson Hall II, 9 to 11 a.m. each day; call 777-2128 to register; also July 17 and July 27.

Mon., June 22 -- SEMINAR, Tom Peters will lead a seminar about characteristics of individuals, organizations, and communities that will be successful in the 21st century, and what innovative shifts in thinking and actions will ensure success, Bismarck Civic Center, 8 p.m.; event is free and open to the public; call 777-4266 to reserve your free ticket.

Mon., June 22 -- RECEPTION to honor Tana Thorfinnson, academic advisor with Student Academic Services, who is leaving to pursue opportunities in K-12 education, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni House, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Tues., June 23 -- NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION for all new staff and faculty, Edna Twamley Room, Twamley Hall, 9 a.m.; call Cheryl at 777-4361 or Pat at 777-4226 for more information.

Tues., June 23 -- SUMMER INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM, presented by a visiting scholar attending the International Literacy Conference on campus, who will speak on a research issue in adult literacy, Room 9 Gamble Hall, 8 p.m.; call Tim Pulju at 777-5714 for more information.

Tues., June 23 -- SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, acoustic folk and jazz duo Sarah Morrau and Josh Harty, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; every Tuesday evening through July 21 the Museum will sponsor a light summer concert featuring musicians from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota; $5 per person, children 12 and under free; call 777-4195 for information.

Tues. through Thurs., June 23-25 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY THREE-DAY CLASS, "Introduction to Excel," 361 Upson Hall II, 1 to 3 p.m. each day; call 777-2128 to register.

Wed., June 24 -- RECEPTION to honor Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Marlene Strathe, who is leaving the University June 30 to take a similar position at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Alumni Center, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Wed., June 24 -- RETIREMENT RECEPTION for Dale Vetter, Director of the Computer Center who retires after 32 years of service, Alumni Center, 2 to 4 p.m., with a short program at 2:30 p.m.

Wed., June 24 -- DENIM DAY, take advantage of this opportunity to "go casual" simply by wearing your button and paying your dollar; all proceeds go to charity.

Thurs., June 25 -- LAST DAY TO ADD A COURSE FOR SECOND SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

Thurs., June 25 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY CLASS, "Introduction to HTML," 361 Upson Hall II, 9:30 a.m. to noon; call 777-2128 to register.

Thurs. And Fri., June 25-26 -- MUSEUM DESIGN FORUM will feature Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Miami, who has embraced New Urbanism at its spiritual core, North Dakota Museum of Art; call 777-4195 for information.

Mon., June 29, through Fri., July 10 -- SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS, Session 2 for grades 4-6 with cartoonist Aaron Brudvig from Dickinson and fiber artist Diane Paulson of Grand Forks; North Dakota Museum of Art, UND campus; fee is $75 for Museum members and $100 for Museum non-members per child, per session; call the Museum at 777-4195 to register; The Bremer Foundation is sponsoring scholarships for children impacted by the flood.

Tues., June 30 -- SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, an evening of young artists, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; every Tuesday evening through July 21 the Museum will sponsor a light summer concert featuring musicians from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota; $5 per person, children 12 and under free; call 777-4195 for information.

Tues., June 30, through Thurs., July 2 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Power Point 97," 361 Upson Hall II, 10 a.m. to noon; call 777-2128 to register; also July 20-22 and aug. 4-6.

Tues., June 30 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Lorna Jacobson, President's Office, Alumni Center, 2 to 4 p.m.

JULY 1998

Through Fri., July 17 -- GETTING STARTED 98, advisement and registration for new freshmen, Gamble Hall.

Wed., July 1 -- 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 22.

Wed., July 1 -- NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION for all new staff and faculty, 305 Twamley Hall, 1 p.m.; call Cheryl at 777-4361 or Pat at 777-4226 for more information.

Thurs., July 2 -- LAST DAY TO FILE PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF THESIS OR DISSERTATION IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.

Fri., July 3 -- HOLIDAY, Independence Day.

Sun., July 5, through Wed., July 15 -- 15th INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE CAMP for students ages 14-17 who have an interst or curiosity about the world of aerospace; contact Dawn Botsford at 777-2663 for more information (also July 19-29).

Mon. through Thurs., July 6-9 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Windows 95," 361 Upson Hall II, 3:30 to 5 p.m. each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also July 20-22, Aug. 4-6, and Aug. 25-27.

Mon., July 6, through Sun., July 12 -- FUTURE OF THE WATER PLANET EARTH CAMP, a week of activities for sixth to eighth grade students, teachers and parents; UND campus with field trips to Turtle River State Park and Canada; sponsored by Geology and Geological Engineering and the School of Engineering and Mines; call 777-6401 for information.

Tues., July 7 -- SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, Lily Chia Brissman, pianist, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; every Tuesday evening through July 21 the Museum will sponsor a light summer concert featuring musicians from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota; $5 per person, children 12 and under free; call 777-4195 for information.

Tues. through Thurs., July 7-9 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Word Perfect 8.0," 361 Upson Hall II, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also Aug. 25-27.

Wed., July 8 -- PRESIDENT BAKER'S 9 O'CLOCK BRIEFING, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 a.m.

Thurs., July 9 -- NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION for all new staff and faculty, 303 Twamley Hall, 1 p.m.; call Cheryl at 777-4361 or Pat at 777-4226 for more information.

Thurs., July 9 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "E-Mail Using Eudora Light," 361 Upson Hall II, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Fri., July 10 -- LAST DAY TO DROP A COURSE OR WITHDRAW FROM THE PROGRAM IN EIGHT-WEEK OR 12-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

Fri., July 10 -- LAST DAY TO CHANGE TO/FROM S/U GRADING OR TO/FROM AUDIT GRADING FOR EIGHT- AND 12-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

Mon. through Wed., July 13-15 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Access 97," 361 Upson Hall II, 10 a.m. to noon each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also Aug. 11-13.

Mon. through Fri., July 13-17 -- BASIC MEDIATION SEMINAR, Conflict Resolution Center seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, call 777-3664 to register or for more information; registration deadline is Friday, June 26.

Mon., July 13, through Fri., July 24 -- SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS, Session 3 for grades 1-3 with painter Annette Rorvig from McVille and painter Dyan Rey from Grand Forks; North Dakota Museum of Art, UND campus; fee is $75 for Museum members and $100 for Museum non-members per child, per session; call the Museum at 777-4195 to register; the Bremer Foundation is sponsoring scholarships for children impacted by the flood.

Tues., July 14 -- SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, Maria Williams, soprano, North Dakota Museum of Art, 7:30 p.m.; every Tuesday evening through July 21 the Museum will sponsor a light summer concert featuring musicians from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota; $5 per person, children 12 and under free; call 777-4195 for information.

Tues. through Thurs., July 14-16 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Introduction to Word 97," 361 Upson Hall II, 3 to 5 p.m. each day; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu; also Aug. 11-13.

Thurs., July 16 -- LAST DAY TO FILE FINAL COPY OF THESIS OR DISSERTATION TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.

Thurs., July 16 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Room 200, McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., July 16 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY FREE CLASS, "Explore the Web Using Netscape," 361 Upson Hall II, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; to register, contact Kara at 777-2128 or kara_hyde@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Fri., July 17 -- LAST DAY TO CHANGE TO/FROM S/U GRADING OR TO/FROM AUDIT GRADING FOR SECOND SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

Fri., July 17 -- LAST DAY TO DROP A COURSE OR WITHDRAW FROM THE PROGRAM FOR SECOND SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION.

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

UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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