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University Letter

March 26, 1999

Volume 36 No. 29

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 36, Number 29, March 26, 1999

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE

COMPUTING NOTES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

IN THE NEWS

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DID YOU KNOW?

The University awarded its first master's degree in 1895, its first Ph.D. in 1914.

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PRESIDENT BAKER DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE ISSUES DURING BRIEFING

At his monthly 9 a.m. briefing March 23, President Baker discussed the progress of University-related bills at the Legislature, then turned the session over to staff members for reports.

The bill which would trade the present Rehab building for a new, 25,000 square-foot building on the Bronson property, to be built by Altru Health Systems, passed the House unanimously. The bill allowing the Barnes and Noble Bookstore to be built on the Bronson property passed the House by a two-thirds margin, allowing construction to begin immediately, instead of waiting until July 1. Both bills are expected to be signed by Gov. Schafer soon. The Engelstad hockey arena building is expected to be out of committee this week, hopefully without amendments. There are some legislators, Baker said, who wanted to add restrictions to the bill.

Baker said he is optimistic about the University budget, now in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The University System budget bill is presently being examined by a subcommittee chaired by Rod St. Aubyn (Grand Forks). One issue in particular that they are examining is why we expect utility costs to increase. President Baker said they are hoping for some restoration of funds cut by the House, in which UND received a $1 million cut.

Members of the University community are encouraged to talk to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and their representatives about the University System budget. It is extremely important, Baker said, to talk to them soon and emphasize the need for restoration of funds cut by the House, as well as for a 3 percent state employee compensation package. Addresses for local legislators are placed at the end of this issue of University Letter. The key message, Baker said, is that the higher education budget is not a luxury budget. We need the resources, and the University can help stem population loss and be an engine for economic development.

The following reports were given:

-- Duane Czapiewski (Police) updated the audience on Staff Senate progress, which is involved in the presidential search and the retention program. A logo has been chosen for the Staff Senate. This spring they hope to met with Staff Senate members from NDSU and Minot State University. Czapiewski thanked President Baker for his aid to Staff Senate.

-- Regarding the presidential search, the Board of Higher Education will meet in Grand Forks April 19 and 20 to interview finalists for the position. They will likely name a new President in the afternoon of April 20.

-- Larry Zitzow (Plant Services) reported that flood preparations are going well. They expect a new forecast for a lower crest on Friday. Sandbags, sand, and contacts with the city are in place. They are keeping an eye on the Coulee and Smith Hall, as well as fraternities and sororities on the Coulee. They are presently not sandbagging; the Smith dike is protected to 50 feet.

-- Jerry Bulisco (Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs) reported on the Crisis Team, which is a rarity on most college campuses. It was started 20 years ago by Gordon Henry, retired Vice President for Student Affairs, and is composed of volunteers from the Counseling Center, Student Health, Housing, Crisis Programs, Police, Campus Ministries, the Women's Center, and other offices. Their mission is to help people through crises. If you need crisis assistance, call the Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs office at 777-2664 during the day, UND Police at 777-3491 at night, and ask for a Crisis Team member. They welcome volunteers; if you are interested in serving on the team, please call Jerry at 777-2664.

-- Dorette Kerian (Computer Center) thanked the Y2K coordinators on campus, who are ensuring that Year 2000 compliance is going well. Everything on campus cannot be made compliant, she said, and they are trying to set priorities. She noted that no additional funds have been set aside for Y2K compliance, but that the effort is on track. She also mentioned the modem pool committee survey, which will soon make recommendations regarding dial-up Internet and e-mail usage. You are encouraged to read the fact sheet and fill out the survey, both of which are available online at und.edu, under "Computing."

-- Jim Shaeffer (Continuing Education) discussed the merger of North Dakota Public Radio, and focused on the reinvention of Northern Lights Public Radio, which will no longer receive monetary support from the University. He asked the audience to listen to FM 90.7, and if they like what they hear, to pledge money to the station.

-- Don Piper (Summer Sessions) discussed the common course numbering system implemented by the University System. It was supposed to go into effect this fall, but was instead in place this summer. About 230 courses are numbered and titled similarly across the state. The time schedule and web have the new numbers, but the new catalog will not be out until mid-June, and students are getting confused when they register. The Registrar's Office has put together a list with the old and new numbers. It is available online and in their office, second floor, Twamley Hall. Dr. Piper also requested that we assist students and visitors this summer while the campus is torn up to replace steam pipes. The campus will be accessible, he said, and hopes people won't avoid campus.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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PLEASE TAKE PART IN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE VISITS

All faculty and staff are invited to take part in presidential candidate visits and provide feedback. The final candidates will be brought back to campus to be interviewed by the State Board of Higher Education, but the current round of visits will likely be the only opportunity for faculty and staff to interact with the candidates through structured meetings, and hence, the only opportunity for providing meaningful feedback as part of the search process. Please participate in the search by attending meetings with the candidates, and fill out the evaluation sheets provided at each event.

-- Harvey Knull (Graduate School), Chair, Presidential Search Committee.

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JAMES L. ASH JR. VISITS CAMPUS MARCH 24-26

James L. Ash Jr., President, Whittier College, Whittier, Calif., will be the sixth of eight presidential candidates to visit the campus Wednesday through Friday, March 24-26. The public will have the opportunity to hear and meet Ash at several points during his visit:

Thursday, March 25

Noon, Public Speech, Memorial Union Ballroom;

1:45 p.m., Open Forum with Students, Memorial Union Ballroom;

4 p.m., Open Forum with Faculty, Room 1, Gamble Hall;

5 p.m., Public Reception, North Dakota Museum of Art.

Friday, March 26

10 a.m., Open Forum with Classified Staff, Memorial Union Ballroom.

The Presidential Search Committee is bringing eight candidates to campus. The committee will forward the names of three or four unranked candidates to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education, which is expected to select UND's 10th president in April.

Dr. Ash holds the academic rank of Professor of Religious Studies. Prior to that he was at the University of Miami, Fla., from 1975, concluding his tenure there as vice provost for undergraduate studies. His academic degrees include the Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1976) with a concentration in American social, religious, and intellectual history; M.A., University of Chicago, 1974; M.Th., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1972; and B.A., Abilene, Texas, Christian University, 1968.

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CHARLES KUPCHELLA VISITS CAMPUS MARCH 28-30

Charles E. Kupchella, Provost, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo., will be the seventh of eight presidential candidates to visit the campus Sunday through Tuesday, March 28-30. The public will have the opportunity to hear and meet Dr. Kupchella at several points during his visit:

Monday, March 29

Noon, Public Speech, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl;

1:45 p.m., Open Forum with Students, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl;

4 p.m., Open Forum with faculty, Room 1, Gamble Hall;

5 p.m., Public Reception, North Dakota Museum of Art.

Tuesday, March 30

10 a.m., Open Forum with Classified Staff, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

Dr. Kupchella holds the academic rank of Professor of Biology. Before his present post, he was at Western Kentucky University, where he was Dean of the Ogden College of Science, Technology and Health, 1985-93, preceded by Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State University in Kentucky, 1979-85. He holds the Ph.D. from St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, N.Y., 1968, with a major in physiology and minor in microbiology; and the B.S.Ed. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1964.

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Robert Kindrick Visits Campus March 30-April 1

Robert Kindrick, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and University Provost, University of Montana, Missoula, will be the last of eight presidential candidates to visit the campus Tuesday, March 30, through Thursday, April 1. The public will have the opportunity to hear and meet Dr. Kindrick at several points during his visit:

Wednesday, March 31

Noon, Public Speech, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl;

1:45 p.m., Open Forum with Students, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl;

4 p.m., Open Forum with faculty, Room 1, Gamble Hall; 5 p.m., Public Reception, North Dakota Museum of Art.

Thursday, April 1

10 a.m., Open Forum with Classified Staff, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

Dr. Kindrick holds the academic rank of Professor of English at the University of Montana, where he has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since 1991, and University Provost since 1998. He also served as Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Montana-Missoula, 1995-98, and Dean of Graduate Studies for all University of Montana campuses, 1994-98. Before that he served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Eastern Illinois University, 1987-91, and also was at Emporia State University in Kansas, Western Illinois University, and Central Missouri State University. The positions he held at these institutions included Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Head of the English Department. He holds the Ph.D. from the University of Texas, 1971, major in English (Medieval literature); M.A., University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1967, major in English (Renaissance Literature); and B.A., Park College, 1964, English and political science.

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CANDIDATE ETTLING FOCUSES ON UNIVERSITY CHALLENGES

John Ettling, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at UND, is the fourth of eight candidates for the UND presidency to give presentations and meet with the University and Greater Grand Forks community. At his public speech, he focused on what a university is or ought to be and the challenges facing UND.

There are a variety of perceptions about what a University is -- or ought to be -- and these are as diverse as its constituencies, Dr. Ettling said. They include:

-- A late 20th century corporation or business. UND employees 2,500 people and has many features in common with a corporation, said Ettling. In fact, many of us are busy with activities that have little to do with academics, but are nonetheless important for UND's success.

-- An engine for economic growth, one which trains workers. Our faculty are encouraged to be a Research and Development arm of the state, and render their expertise.

-- Faculty also see the university in a variety of ways, including a sanctuary for scholarship and study, a locus of culture, a source of local pride, a "safe haven from which to speak unpleasant truths to powerful people," a place to pursue intellectual passions, a place where the past is preserved, and a vehicle with which to leave the past behind and discover new knowledge.

-- Students see the university as an institution that dispenses credentials, allows them to qualify for jobs, and as a place that allows growth and self-discovery.

-- Alumni see the university as a place of mythic proportions, as the scene of their youth.

-- Legislators see higher education as important but problematic.

-- To citizens, Ettling said, "the university is the place that takes their tax dollars and their children, does strange and wonderful things with both, and doesn't give either back."

The university, he said, is the purest collection of human aspirations, built to achieve goals and develop human intellect.

Dr. Ettling then discussed the tensions between the university and external forces. It is the president's job, he said, to mediate between these outside and inside forces. That tension, he said, is not new or unique, nor is it worse here than at other places. In fact, during UND's first year of existence, a fight between these two forces spilled into the public arena when President Blackburn sought to have the University offer practical education, and Professors Merrifield and Montgomery wanted to offer a traditional curriculum, including Latin and Greek. "You can tell who won, since Merrifield and Montgomery have buildings named after them, and Blackburn doesn't." This tension, Ettling said, can be good, and it can help us to improve the University.

To deal with the tension, Ettling said, UND needs to engage in some quiet fence mending. "The criticism has acquired a life of its own, and become disruptive and demoralizing," he said. "We need calm and stability to get things done. The president must regain trust with steady, quiet leadership. The public must believe that all is well at UND. Let there be disagreements, but not about our integrity."

The most important challenge Ettling sees is the same as that of 100 years ago: to equip students for a successful life, and teach them critical thinking skills. He later expounded on this idea, stating that the value of a broad education has become increasingly clear. Students with a liberal arts education are more open-minded, learn more quickly, are more flexible, and have better writing and communication skills. Public education, he said, should not become more vocational.

Regarding technology, Ettling said we can use new technologies to help communicate to new constituencies, but that technology is a means to an end, not an end in itself. "Computers won't transform what we do, but will improve how we do it," he said, adding that the university will always be here: "Homecoming will never take place electronically." Technology can make the University more accessible and help us stabilize enrollment. "We need those students to flourish," he said, citing the 900-student shortfall caused by the flood, which resulted in 3 million fewer dollars and budget cuts. "We learned that we had to stabilize and manage enrollment. Nothing is more important," he said, noting that North Dakota will graduate fewer high school students in the future. "Our future health depends on students from outside the state." Ettling cited a recent poll which found that students chose UND based on the strength and reputation of its academic programs, and 90 percent are satisfied with us. He suggested that new reciprocity agreements, mobilizing alumni to help recruit, and targeted recruiting can help us maintain and increase enrollment. Student retention also needs to improve, he said.

Dr. Ettling then took questions from the audience:

-- Having the advantage of knowing UND firsthand, where would you take UND in the future?

Dr. Ettling answered that UND cannot be radically different from what it is now. "We need to protect, defend, and get people to see what we are. We need to promote the value of what we do," he said.

-- How do we do a better job communicating who we are and what we do?

Ettling responded that we should stand aside and let people with energy and talent to tell our story. "The president can facilitate, allowing people to communicate and make the case for the University's value to North Dakota," he said.

-- You earlier stated that nothing is more important than enrollment. Will our faculty deteriorate? How will we maintain and enhance the quality of our faculty?

The two are not unrelated, Ettling said. "If we are to attract students, we will do so with strong programs, provided by competent faculty."

-- What will you do to strengthen and maintain faculty?

Many people say that the threat is salaries, Ettling said. Salaries are competitive at the entry, or assistant and associate professor levels, but the gap widens over the course of the career. Many faculty perceive the low salaries as a measure of the respect with which faculty members are held by the Legislature and the state. The funding situation won't change drastically, he said. But there are other reasons faculty leave, and these should be addressed.

-- How will you provide calm, steady leadership when there are differences with the Chancellor and Board? How do you see the autonomy of the Presidency and the University within the University System framework?

The University and the Board relationship is developing, but there is uneasiness in the relationship. Ettling said he has detected in the last eight months a realization outside the University and that the relationship is fragile and there is a need for better communication. The relationship has to be different, he said. "If I didn't believe that, I wouldn't apply for the presidency." he said, citing President Baker's experiences the last few years.

-- My library acquisition budget is zero, and I'm developing my own library and lending books to students. What would you do to improve the situation?

The problem is the skyrocketing cost of journals, Ettling said. The library cannot sustain graduate programs and faculty research, nor can it control the costs of the journals. The solution may lie in an arrangement with NDSU to share responsibility for acquisitions instead of maintaining separate facilities. For example, the two institutions could offer free interlibrary loans and intelligently share collections.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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CANDIDATE RUUD APPLIES HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES TO UND

William Ruud, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Boise State University, Idaho, was the fifth of eight candidates for the UND presidency to give presentations and meet with constituencies. At his public speech, he focused on issues facing higher education, North Dakota and UND, and on the role of the president.

Dr. Ruud began his talk by stating that he feels fortunate to have worked in a variety of areas in higher education, allowing him to see the entire university, its environment and the systems in which it operates. He outlined several issues that he sees are affecting higher education, North Dakota, and UND. Higher education issues include:

-- Demographics, including those of age, multiculturalism, and multilingualism. By 2050, he said, 25 percent of our population will be Asian, 25 percent Hispanic, and the rest, "other." People of different ages, especially older people, are entering higher education.

-- Technology and delivery of higher education. This is critical, Ruud said, citing that we must be ready for advances on the horizon.

-- Resources, economics, and "value add." How do we justify our tuition? Do we add value? And yet, he said, we must never lose sight of our liberal arts mission.

-- Competition. This includes other universities, such as the University of Phoenix, started by a businessman who hired a tenured Philosophy professor from the University of California at Berkeley as president, thereby garnering instant credibility.

-- Recruitment and retention. Here, Dr. Ruud cited statistics as they affect the state. They included:

-- The traditional college-age population of North Dakota is projected to decrease.

-- The average tuition at two-year schools here is above average; the four-year school tuition is below average.

-- One year in prison costs more than three-and-one-half times a year of study at UND.

-- Technology will be the basis of wealth.

UND issues include:

-- The University is one of outstanding quality, as good or better than when Dr. Ruud graduated from UND in 1974.

-- Recruitment and retention both in and out of state is important. We need to attract and keep good students, faculty and staff.

-- We need to relate to all our constituents. They include students, alumni, the community, faculty, staff, the Board of Higher Education, the University System, the Legislature, and others.

-- We need to make faculty and staff salaries competitive.

-- We need to ask ourselves if we can afford to be everything to everybody in an era of decreasing funding.

The President has two roles, Ruud said, that of politician and statesman. As a politician, the president is an advocate for UND. He or she must examine and sell strengths, fight for the University, discuss our successes and strengths, and foster open communication. As a statesman, the president must collaborate, cooperate, and share. It is easier to obtain resources with collaboration and cooperation, but this works both ways. As we collaborate and share, so must other entities.

Dr. Ruud concluded his talk with a discussion on what a President could do at UND. Items included:

-- Working to make the University the best comprehensive university in North Dakota, the Plains, Midwest, and in the nation in areas of distinction.

-- Working to ensure the continued success and partnerships with the private sector and other institutions.

-- Taking a lead role in economic development.

-- Focusing on student-centered learning for undergraduates, graduate students, full-time and part-time students. This includes traditional students, age 18 to 23; non-traditional students, over age 23, or married students with a family; and "traditional non-traditional" students, such as continuing learners.

-- Working with technology to ensure four goals:

-- That our infrastructure is sound.

-- To enhance the academic mission. For example, Ruud said, Boise State University teaches classes over the radio.

-- To enhance the administrative function and integrate systems, keep records, and provide faculty and staff the tools they need to succeed.

-- Providing opportunities for professional development, training, and technical support.

-- The 21st century requires us to be aggressive, he said, adding that the sole source of funding for the University cannot come from the state of North Dakota. We need to obtain funding from grants, contracts, donations, auxiliary options, and other sources.

-- Be cost-conscious internally and externally, especially as tuition rises.

-- Have an entrepreneurial spirit and be willing to take chances.

-- Be willing to make internal UND decisions collaboratively, and to build strength for our future.

-- To encourage the state of North Dakota to be creative as well. For example, the state of Idaho has set aside $1.3 million in matching funds for creative programs, creating a partnership between the state and higher education.

-- Build a strong team.

-- Demonstrate quality rather than talk about it. Leadership flows from demonstrating that quality.

In closing, Ruud said that UND must be the University OF North Dakota, as well as the University FOR North Dakota, collaboratively working to build a strong higher education system in the state.

Dr. Ruud then took questions from the audience:

Citing Dr. Ruud's account of asking his wife to marry him on their first date, a member of the audience asked if Dr. Ruud immediately applied for the presidency, or pondered the possibility for a while before submitting an application. Harvey Knull (Graduate School), chair of the Search Committee, responded that Dr. Ruud was nominated for the position. Dr. Ruud said that he discussed the opportunity with his wife, Judy, and they agreed that a unique confluence of events, including being in the right place at the right time, made it possible for him to think about coming home. He did not hesitate for long, he said.

You emphasize collaboration in your talk. Where does leadership fit in?

Dr. Ruud responded that he would have at one time characterized his leadership style as participatory. Now, he said, he would characterize it as a fair leadership style. He believes in a leadership process that allows people to understand how the decision, popular or unpopular, was made, and to ensure continued participation. He called himself a "communication hound" and information gatherer who works to make fair and good decisions.

Should a university be run like a business?

"Universities should be run like universities," Dr. Ruud responded. There is nothing else like them, and they should be run based on their strengths. But they should also be benchmarked on other successful institutions, such as other universities, hospitals, and non-profit facilities. If a university is well-run, he said, that should convince the community to benchmark against what we do and share in our successes.

We have spent a great deal of energy and worry dealing with controversies. If you came here would the controversy increase or decrease?

"I hope the controversy would diminish," said Ruud. But, he added, we are in the public sector, and cited the University of Minnesota athletic controversy that is occurring now. That controversy, even though it is at the University of Minnesota, he said, affects us all. He said he would emphasize proactive instead of reactive communication, and work to develop a good relationship with the media and the community. "The community should see us as good problem-solvers," he said, adding that we need to let people know what's going on at the University and emphasize our successes.

How would you work with the Provost?

Dr. Ruud said that he looks at leadership within the university as a team effort. A strong provost is a necessity, and should be academically strong, well-respected, a good administrator and colleague, financially astute, an internal and external leader, and be capable of serving as the president if the president is unavailable. A provost must be able to communicate well with faculty and deans, and assure the academic excellence that students come to the University for.

Could you tell us about an effort that didn't turn out very well?

The Business School at Boise State received a $3.2 million grant from the Swedish government to create the first business school in Vietnam, while the embargo was still in place, Ruud said. He went to state leaders in Idaho, many of whom are Vietnam veterans, to seek support. The Attorney General wouldn't see him on his first visit, heard him out and opposed the plan on the second, but Ruud didn't give up. He eventually secured $8 million for the program, which is now five years old. The Attorney General, he said, was still opposed to the program, but reluctantly agreed to support it for the good of the state and the University.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

STUDIO ONE LISTS GUESTS

Future NFL draft pick Jim Kleinsasser will discuss the pressures and transitions he faced while preparing for his professional career on the next edition of "Studio One" live at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 25, on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Kleinsasser was a four-year starter at the tight end position for UND from 1995 to 1998. His dominance on the field drew NFL scouts' attention early in his career. He has won many awards, including first team All-America, and first team All-NCC selection. Kleinsasser is the first North Dakotan selected in the NFL draft since the early 1990s.

"Studio One" will also feature Janelle Bakken, a top-ranked snowmobile drag racer. Bakken currently holds five world records as well as 156 first-place showings. She races on grass, asphalt and ice, which keeps her team busy almost year-round. In addition to being a drag racer, Bakken is also married, a mother of two, and a licensed practical nurse.

"Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen Thursdays and Fridays at 7p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon, as well as Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prairie Public Television airs "Studio One" on Saturday at 6:00 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, and Minneapolis.

-- Mollie Gram, UND Studio One Marketing Team.

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BIOLOGY PLANS SEMINAR

Robert Newman, Professor of Biology, will present a Biology Department seminar titled "Fine Scale Genetic Population Structure of Wood Frogs in Prairie Wetlands" in 141 Starcher Hall at noon Friday, March 26. Everyone is welcome.

-- William F. Sheridan, Biology Department Seminar Coordinator.

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LEGISLATIVE FORUM SET FOR MARCH 27

The Grand Forks state legislative delegation will hold a legislative forum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, in the City Council chambers at Grand Forks City Hall.

The Chamber of Commerce's Governmental/Civic Affairs committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call Blake Crosby, committee chair, at 746-7248 or the Chamber at 772-7271.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald.

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GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL PLANNED

The Languages Department will present a German Film Festival in 300 Merrifield Hall Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, beginning with a double-feature on March 27. The two films to be shown Saturday are "Der Weltmeister" at 7 p.m. and "Yasemin" at 8:30 p.m. "Das Madchen mit den Feuerzeugen" (The Girl with the Cigarette Lighters) will be shown Sunday at 7 p.m. The films are in German, with English sub-titles. Admission is free.

-- Jerome Bakken, Department of Languages.

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MUSIC CONCERT TIME, PLACE CHANGED

The UND Varsity Bards and Allegro Women's Choir will present their Spring Concert this Sunday, March 28, at a new time and location, Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 South 9th Street, at 3:15 p.m. Also performing will be the select octets from both choirs, Goliards and Vivo.

Admission for the concert is $4 for adults, $2 for students. The public is cordially invited to attend.

-- Jim Rodde, Music.

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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE LISTS EVENTS

An international round table, "Earth and Humans: For Our Future to be Possible," will be held at noon Tuesday, March 30, in the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.

Glinda Crawford (Sociology), will lead this interactive session, in which she will discuss the effects of the consumer, and the develop-driven paradigm on the vibrant, fragile, web of life which supports us. She will share what she believes needs to happen as we move into an age of living as if the future mattered.

Ukrainian Egg Dyeing will take place Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the International Centre. Learn the art of Ukrainian Egg dyeing and experience the food and culture of Ukraine. Alla Yeliseyeva will demonstrate the ancient art of egg dyeing from her native land.

-- Chaminda Prelis, International Centre.

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SERIES WILL DISCUSS STUDENT RETENTION

A three-part series on student retention has been scheduled for the dates listed below. Each session will include a one-hour portion of the national teleconference "Meeting the Challenges of Student Retention" featuring national retention experts Larua Rendon, John Gardner, and Patrick Terenzini, and followed by a one-hour campus-based workshop.

"Defining and Assessing Retention Rates," Tuesday, March 30, 2 to 4 p.m., International Centre, 2908 University Ave.;

"Who is Dropping Out?" Wednesday, April 7, 2 to 4 p.m., International Centre;

"Designing Effective Retention Programs," Thursday, April 15, 2 to 4 p.m., International Centre.

For more information contact me.

-- Cathy Buyarski, Student Academic Services, 777-2117.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR KRIS NELSON

Kris Nelson, Administrative Officer for the Traffic Division, is leaving the University to pursue a career in the private sector. A UND employee for 23 years, Kris spent many years in Twamley Hall in the Vice President for Operations Office and the Controller's Office, before joining the Traffic Division. Please join us for a farewell reception Tuesday, March 30, at the Terrace Dining Center in the Memorial Union from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

-- Duane Czapiewski, Chief of Police.

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SPACE STUDIES TO CONDUCT INTERNET SEMINAR WITH NATIONAL EXPERTS

The United States is scheduled to launch its next major Earth observation satellite, Landsat 7, Thursday, April 15. The Space Studies Department is turning this event into a real-time learning opportunity by assembling the major Landsat 7 participants in a one-credit, online seminar titled, "Landsat 7 Live: Past, Present and Future." Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz is the seminar coordinator and instructor. The guest lecture for Wednesday, March 31, will be presented by Roger Mitchell, Vice President of Program Development, Earth Satellite Corporation, who will address "Landsat 7: Commercial Aspects."

-- Joanne Gabrynowicz, Space Studies.

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NEXT FACULTY LUNCH DISCUSSION TO FOCUS ON ASSESSMENT IN THE MAJOR

"What Are Our Majors Learning?" That question and how we answer it will be the topic of the next "On Teaching" box lunch faculty discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union.

Featured presenters will be Tom Owens, Chemical Engineering, and Nagy Bengiamin, Electrical Engineering, both of whom chair departments which have recently designed innovative assessment programs for their majors. They will describe the work they and their colleagues have done and talk about what they learned in the process about designing meaningful assessment in the major. To r

egister and reserve a box lunch, call the Office of Instructional Development (777-3325) by noon Monday, March 29.

-- Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.

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"INCA MATHEMATICS" IS COLLOQUIUM FOCUS

The Mathematics Department will hold a colloquium in which Tom Gilsdorf (Mathematics) will present "Inca Mathematics" Thursday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. in 309 Witmer Hall. The context of the talk will be in regard to the interaction between culture and mathematics, and will include features such as geographical and historical considerations, the influence of non-Incan groups, the difficulties of obtaining accurate information, and some highlights of the Inca empire. From a mathematical point of view, we will discuss counting schemes, the formation of number words and calculation schemes. A major part of the discussion will be a description of the quipu; the knotted-string record keeping device of the Inca.

This talk will be accessible to those interested in the history of mathematics, anthropology, Latin American history and related areas. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in 325 Witmer Hall.

-- Bruce Dearden, Professor of Mathematics.

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M.F.A. EXHIBITION BY FOX RUNS THROUGH APRIL 1

"Digital Imaging" a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Shannon D. Fox (NeetAhKus na CitaKux), is currently showing at the Col. Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run through Thursday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for the Department of Visual Arts.

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UNIFICATION DAY WILL PROMOTE CULTURAL AWARENESS

The faces of America are changing. As high achievers, let it be our duty to stand the front lines and move into an encouraging direction that says, "we are more alike than different." Unification Day will be held Wednesday, April 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. This event will foster and promote cultural awareness.

On campus, there is an array of cultures and races. The Unification Day speaker and panel members will address common questions about unique American citizens to open our community and unite rather than separate. The Unification Committee asks that all educators announce this worthwhile event and encourage their students to attend. Unification Day is open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

-- Dion Richardson (Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center), Chair, Unification Day.

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UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETS APRIL 1

The University Senate will meet Thursday, April 1, at 4:05 p.m., in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

AGENDA

1) Announcements.

2) Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.

3) Question Period.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

4) Report from Senate GER Task Force on General Education. Sara Hanhan, Chair. (See Attachment No. 1)

BUSINESS CALENDAR:

5) Recommendation from the Committee on Committees to approve the revised description of the Senate Continuing Education, Distance Education and Outreach Committee. Betty Gard, Chair. (See Attachment No. 2)

6) Recommendation from the Committee on Committees to approve the revised description of the Senate Restructuring and Reallocation Committee. Betty Gard, Chair. (See Attachment No. 3)

7) Recommendation from the Committee on Committees to approve the revised description of the Senate Student Policy Committee. Betty Gard, Chair. (See Attachment No. 4)

8) Recommendation from the Committee on Committees to approve the revised description of the Senate University Assessment Committee. Betty Gard, Chair. (See Attachment No. 5)

9) Report from the Committee on Committees on the slate of candidates for election to Senate committees. Betty Gard, Chair. (See Attachment No. 6)

10) Recommendation from GER Task Force on General Education to change the UND Academic Catalog by replacing the description of GER beginning at the "Introduction" on page 25 and continuing through the "Conclusion" on page 27 with the following:

Students are expected to explore a range of content areas and to develop broad learning abilities as they complete their general education requirements at UND. Students' general education courses should anchor their future university work and provide a model for life-long learning. By the time students complete their education courses, they should be able to:

communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; think critically and creatively;

make informed choices;

understand how conclusions are reached in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities;

acquire information over a broad spectrum of subject areas;

develop some familiarity with cultures other than their own.

In choosing general education courses, students are encouraged to venture into areas that are new to them. By choosing courses that complement each other, students can reinforce and enhance the knowledge and abilities acquired in each course, as well as develop the ability to recognize relationships.

Sara Hanhan, Chair.

11) Recommendations from the University Curriculum Committee for Program Termination, New Course Requests, and Course Deletions. Earl Mason, Chair. (See Attachment No. 7)

12) Resolution on the collection and reporting of data. Lana Rakow. (See Attachment No. 8)

Whereas, the mission of institutions of higher education require that their conduct serve as a role model for students and society as a whole; and

Whereas, the basis for decisions about preserving and cutting academic programs has included enrollment counts averaged across past years; and

Whereas, all faculty, staff, and administrators of the University of North Dakota should be held to the highest standard of integrity in conducting the business of the university as well as in fulfilling its responsibilities of teaching, research, and service;

Therefore, the Senate of the University of North Dakota reaffirms its commitment to truth and accuracy in collecting, reporting, and using both research and administrative data, including data pertaining to student enrollment counts. It further affirms the need of the faculty to have corrected, accurate enrollment counts provided for those years in which accurate data were not reported, in order that the historical record be corrected and future comparisons about university as well as program enrollments be made with comparable data.

-- Alice Poehls (University Registrar), Secretary of the Senate.

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GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEETS MONDAY

The Graduate Committee will meet at 3:05 p.m. Monday, March 29, in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Review of the subcommittee report on the graduate program in Counseling.

2. Consideration of a request by the Visual Arts department to give graduate credit for: VA 411, History of Art: Study of Eastern Art from Proto-Literate Periods to the Present; VA 420, History of Art: Greek and Roman Art and Architecture; VA 421, History of Art: Computer Applications; and VA 422, History of Art: Computer Internship.

3. Goodnature Matter

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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COMPUTING NOTES

PLEASE TAKE PART IN MODEM USAGE SURVEY

A committee has been formed to develop a proposal for UND students, faculty, staff and other authorized users to access the Internet when they are not resident on the UND campus. In developing a proposal, needs for access will be balanced with costs of providing access and with competing uses for funds.

Your input is important. Please complete the online usage survey between now and April 2. The survey and related information is located on the Computer Center web page (http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC).

-- Doris Bornhoeft, Computer Center.

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NEW NAMER SERVER MAY IMPACT INTERNET CONNECTIONS

A new name server (134.129.201.29) is now available on the UND campus. This computer is replacing the UND name server located at 134.129.134.10. This change was necessary to replace an aging computer. Both computers are currently running and will be for the next few months (assuming the older computer keeps working) to allow you to change your software.

What does this mean to you? Computers talk to each other by using the IP number (e.g. 134.129.111.66), whereas people use host names (e.g. badlands.nodak.edu). Each computer that is on the Internet, whether it is the computer on your desk at the office, or the computer you dial-up with at home, needs to know where the local name servers are to be able to talk to other computers in the world. If your computer can't talk to the name server, you will get an error message about the name server or DNS entry. This information is stored in the TCP/IP configuration for your computer. If you are using dial-up this information should be provided by the communications equipment at the Computer Center UNLESS you have manually entered the name server information into the network control panel (TCP/IP or MacTCP for Macintosh). The steps to check this setting are located at the Computer Center web page (http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC).

-- Doris Bornhoeft, Computer Center.

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COMPUTER CENTER OFFERS SITE LICENSE INFO

Thursday, June 10, will be the last day to submit site license orders for this fiscal year.

Microsoft has done away with the concurrency part of the Select Site License portion of the program. Concurrency meant that you could pull Microsoft products off a server. Now you need to have the software installed on your own computer.

Following are answers to some frequently asked questions about MS 2000 products:

Do you have office 2000?

No, it is my understanding that it is still in "testing." It has not yet been included with our Select CD shipments.

Is it an upgrade from 97 and do we pay a site license for it if it is an upgrade?

According to the February 1999 CD-ROM Kit Users Guide, page A-9, #17:

"Microsoft Office 2000 Technology Guarantee

Select customers who acquire Select licenses for Office 97 Standard within the following time frames may upgrade an equivalent number of Office 2000 Standard licenses at no additional charge. Likewise, Select customers who acquire Select licenses for Office 97 Professional . . . within the following time frames may upgrade an equivalent number of Office 2000 Professional licenses at no additional charge. This offer also applies to customers who Office Maintenance coverage extends into the Technology Guarantee period for their country. . . . January 1999 - July 31, 1999"

So, according to this passage, any Office licenses that are purchased between January 1999 and the end of July 1999 SHOULD be eligible for free upgrades to Office 2000. As the time is closer to the kickoff date, I'm sure we'll be receiving more information. I'll let you know as my information is updated.

-- Elmer Morlock, User Services Consultant, Computer Center.

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COMPUTER CENTER OFFERS SOFTWARE TRAINING

The Computer Center will offer Drop-in Software Sessions, with free introductory help for UND students, faculty and staff on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through April 29. Drop-in help sessions cover Mulberry (e-mail software for the U-mail system), Pine (e-mail for Plains, Prairie and Badlands), Netscape, Word 97, MS Works, WordPerfect 8.0, Windows 95, and Excel 97. All sessions are held in the

Memorial Union Computer Learning Lab, Room 201-J. No sign-up is necessary. They are sponsored by the UND Computer Center.

-- Tracy Uhlir, Computer Center.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

HEALTH SCREENING AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYEES

Community Health students from the College of Nursing, in cooperation with the Safety Office, will conduct a blood pressure, blood sugar, hemoglobin, vision and hearing clinic from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Plant Services Lunchroom for UND faculty and staff. The hearing screening portion will be in the Plant Services Oak Room. The re-screening is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., also in the Lunchroom of Plant Services. The hearing portion of the re-screening will be held in the Oak Room from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The only requirement for participating in this screening is that you not smoke, drink coffee or exercise for at least 30 minutes before having your blood pressure measured.

-- Carol Berg, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Nursing, and the Safety Office.

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PLEASE SHOW APPRECIATION TO STUDENT EMPLOYEES APRIL 4-10

The week of April 4-10 has been designated as Student Employment Week. The observance of this week provides an opportunity for employers, as educators, to recognize the many valuable contributions students employees make to our campus, and to emphasize the benefits of the student employment program to our students. Please say "Thank You" to your student employees (a special treat or lunch is nice).

-- Student Financial Aid Office.

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MERITORIOUS NOMINATIONS DUE APRIL 9

This is to remind all faculty, staff, and others associated with UND that the deadline for nominations for Meritorious Awards for staff employees is Friday, April 9. The completed nomination form must be forwarded to the Personnel Office, 313 Twamley Hall by that date. Nomination forms are available from Personnel Services. Any questions concerning this program should be directed to the Personnel Services Office at 777-4361.

-- Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.

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INSTRUCTIONAL AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FACULTY WORKSHOP SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

The following Faculty Workshop sessions will be offered next week: Monday, March 29, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Scanning Images with Photo Deluxe; Monday, March 29, 1 to 4 p.m., Intermediate Photoshop; Wednesday, March 31, 1 to 4 p.m., Premiere. You may register online at http://www.cilt.und.nodak.edu/services/index.html or by calling 777-4150.

-- Lynn Weiner, Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies.

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APRIL U2 CLASSES LISTED

April University with the University (U2) classes are:

Accounting Services (All classes are held in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union)

Responsibility and Accountability of Purchasing, April 1, 9 to 10 a.m.

Accounts Payable Most Common Problems, April 1, 10 to 11 a.m.

Affirmative Action

Office Ergonomics, April 21, 235 Rural Technology Center, 2 to 3 p.m.

Computer Center (All classes in 361 Upson II)
$15 optional manual for Access, Excel, PowerPoint

GroupWise Intro, April 8, 9 to 11 a.m.

HTML, April 12, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Word 97 Intro, April 13 and 15, 9 a.m. to noon

Power point 97, April 13 and 15, 1 to 4 p.m.

GroupWise Intermediate, April 16, 9 to 11 a.m.

Netscape, April 19, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Power point 97 Level II, April 20-22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WordPerfect 8.0 Intro, April 20 and 22, 1 to 4 p.m.

Excel 97 Level I, April 27-29, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Personnel (All classes are held in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union)

Broad Banding Training, April 7 or 21, 10 to 11 a.m.

Performance Management Training, April 14 or 28, 10 to 11 a.m.

To register, please call me at 777-2128.

-- Staci Prax, U2.

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GOOD FRIDAY IS HOLIDAY

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Friday, April 2, will be observed as Good Friday by faculty and staff members of the Univrsity. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

-- John Ettling, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.

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CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY:

Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for the Easter break are: Thursday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, April 2 (Good Friday), closed; Saturday, April 3, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 4 (Easter Sunday), closed.

-- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

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MEMORIAL UNION:

The Memorial Union Easter break schedule from April 1 to 5 follows:

The Memorial Union will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 2-4.
Regular hours will resume Tuesday, April 6.

Lifetime Sports Center: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Info/Service Center: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Copy Stop: Thursday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Union Court: Thursday, April 1, Juice Works, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Subway and TCBY, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Little Caesar's, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; all closed Monday, April 5.

Bookstore: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Administration Office: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Craft Center: Thursday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 5, noon to 4 p.m.

Dining Center: Thursday, April 1, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, April 5, closed.

Barber Shop: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

University Learning Center: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Union Station: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Passport Ids: Thursday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monday, April 5, closed.

Credit Union: Coming soon.

Computer Lab: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Building Hours: Thursday, April 1, and Monday, April 5, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

-- Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.

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SPECIAL DENIM DAY RAISED MONEY FOR FIRE VICTIMS

The Special Denim Day for the Gallery apartment fire victims has raised $731.45 to date, and I suspect there is probably more out there which will come in. Since a "normal" Denim Day collection is $250 to $300, you can see what a special effort folks made. Thanks to everyone for their generosity.

-- Patsy Nies (Enrollment Services and University Relations).

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PERC LISTS CLASSES

The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Rd., offers the following programs. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

PERC Winter Series, "Landscape Your Life: Plant Joy, Celebration, and Memories for Your Family," presented by Lucy Jackson Bayles, educational consultant and an adjunct faculty member at Clemson University (S.C.), Saturday, March 27, 9 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Townhouse Motor Inn; registration at 8:30 a.m.; seminar is free of charge.

"Keeping Peace at Home," Wednesday, April 7 and 14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

"Positive Discipline for Single Parents," Wednesdays, April 7, 14 and 28, Prairie Rose Chapel, Grand Forks Air Force Base, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call Diane Stutts at 747-7338 to register.

"Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens," a five-week study group for parents of teens, begins Thursday, April 8, 7 to 9 p.m.

"Developing Capable People," begins Friday, April 9, 9 to 11:15 a.m.; materials are required at a cost of $11.

Four-Week Study Group, "Kids Are Worth It!" begins Monday, April 12 until Monday, May 3, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Five-Week Book Study, "You're Grounded Till You're Thirty!" by Judi Craig, begins Tuesday, April 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Lunch Box Special," "Technology and Kids: What Parents Need to Know," presented by Darin King, Director of Technology for the Grand Forks Public Schools, Thursday, April 8, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Study Group, "Parenting for Prevention," Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., April 6, "How to Stop Enabling and Start Empowering Kids"; April 13, "How to Set Limits for Kids," "How to Enforce Consequences When Kids Violate Limits"; April 20, "How to Confront Kids When They're Doing Wrong -- How to Encourage Kids When They're Doing Right"; April 27, "How to Teach Kids to Handle Anger Without Violence," "How to Teach Kids to Resolve Conflicts Without Violence."

Two-Hour Seminar, "Family Traditions," Wednesday, April 14, 7 to 9 p.m.

Lunch Box Special, "Taming Temper Tantrums," presented by Mim Lusier, school psychologist with Special Services, Thursday, April 15, Grand Forks Public Schools, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Sibshops, brothers and sisters of children with disabilities will have a chance to meet and talk with other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs, Saturday, April 17, Lake Agassiz Elementary School, 605 Stanford Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch will be provided and cost is $2; call Rick at 772-6191, Barb at 787-8117 or Lisa at 795-3067 to register.

"Positive Parenting," Wednesdays, April 21 and 28, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

"Positive Parenting II," Thursday, April 22 and 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., LaGrave Learning Center, 832 4th Ave. S.; call 795-2777 to register.

Hands-On Learning Fair, children ages 18 months through 7 years, and their families, are invited to participate in a variety of fun learning experience, Saturday, April 24, Civic Auditorium, 615 1st Ave. N., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free community event.

"Strengthening Your Stepfamily," a four-week study group that begins Monday, April 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.

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MARCH OF DIMES IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD TEAMS

The Grand Forks March of Dimes is currently seeking team leaders for its 1999 Walk America Saturday, April 24. Team leaders need to register by March 30 with the local chapter.

The March of Dimes (MOD) office holds an annual Walk America to benefit research and education programs. The 1999 Walk is designed to be a walk-a-thon with teams that walk together. Teams obtain pledges from friends, family, co-workers, and others, then walk to earn the pledged money. Pledges go directly to the MOD.

The March of Dimes has provided polio vaccines, which have saved over 135 million babies from the threat of disability or death, assisted in the establishment of intensive care nurseries, developed tests and therapies that offer alternatives to disability and/or death, and worked to fortify the nation's flour supply with the B vitamin folic acid to reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. In addition to medical research projects, MOD provides educational information on birth defects and prenatal nutrition to the general public.

If you would like to start a team, contact the March of Dimes office at 772-0574, or stop by the Grand Forks office, 212 South Fourth Street, Suite 505.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for the March of Dimes.

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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

FEBRUARY GRANT RECIPIENTS NAMED

The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following UND faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during the month of February 1999:

Administration and Finance, Medical School: Randy Eken; Anatomy and Cell Biology: Jody Rada; Anthropology: Dennis Toom; Atmospheric Sciences: Jeffrey Stith, Michael Poellot; Biology: Steven Kelsch; Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research: John Hoover; Chemistry: Anthony Borgerding, David Pierce; Community Medicine and Rural Health: Kyle Muus; Computer Science: Brajendra Panda; Energy and Environmental Research Center: Bruce Dockter, Kurt Eylands, Kevin Galbreath, Jay Gunderson, David Hassett, Michael Jones, Gale Mayer, Erin O'Leary, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Christopher Zygarlicke; Education and Human Development: Mary McDonnell Harris; John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences: Ronald DePue, Wilfred Jackson, Sherman Weigel; Microbiology and Immunology: Thomas Hill; Neuroscience: Sharon Wilsnack; Outreach Services: James Shaeffer; Social Work - Children and Family Services Training Center: Ann Lochner; Student Health Services: Alan Allery.

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

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CONGRESSIONAL PRIORITIES ANNOUNCED FOR DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FIPSE GRANTS

Earlier this year, the Department of Education (DOEd) canceled their current competition for grants under the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) when the Appropriations Act of 1999 designated Congressional priorities for the use of the FIPSE funds. The DOEd recently announced the new competition for fiscal year 1999 and listed the following absolute priorities for grants. Proposed projects should address one or more of these absolute priorities.

1) Demonstration programs to encourage underrepresented groups, such as women and minorities, to enter careers in technology and business.

2) A project to endow a Contracts Chair-of-Excellence program to be administered in cooperation with a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions with environmental science and engineering capabilities.

3) Demonstration programs to establish a state-of-the-art science and technology program that will explore the application of novel electronic materials that are used in the development of high temperature supercomputers.

4) Enhanced distance education and teacher-training activities.

5) Applications for conversion of library catalogs to electronic format.

6) For assistance with critical infrastructure needs, such as fiberoptic cabling, hardware, and communications equipment, and classroom renovations, in conjunction with a program specifically tailored to the needs of students with part-time employment with a goal of fully preparing participants for the skilled job opportunities of the future.

7) To support a university-based advanced mathematics teacher-student training program.

8) To establish off-campus and community-based delivery of educational programs and services to improve rural access.

9) To improve the skills of physical science teachers.

10) For an inter- and intravideo conferencing project.

11) For a demonstration project that establishes a center for technical education to serve young people who do not intend to go on to college.

12) To support innovative approaches to connecting community colleges to four-year institutions through a cooperative curriculum, shared student services, and faculty collaborations.

13) A project of interinstitutional efforts dedicated to improving the scientific expertise and interest of undergraduate students.

14) Educational programs to train students for careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Approximately $9.5 million is available for projects of up to 3-year duration. A letter indicating intent to apply is requested by April 16, 1999. Application deadline is April 30, 1999.

The program announcement and application can be downloaded from the internet at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/FIPSE/ or obtained by calling (202) 358-3041. Individuals may also request applications by submitting the name of the competition, their name, and postal mailing address to the e-mail address fipse@ed.gov.

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

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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 Cooperative Research - Japan (96-14) program supports cooperative research in Japan which facilitates U.S. participation in international science and engineering activities. Appropriate projects will facilitate internationalization of domestic research projects whose core support is provided by other sources by linking them with projects planned and carried out by foreign counterpart investigators. High priority is given to projects designed to advance the international dimensions of NSF-wide goals by encouraging activities in areas designated as research priorities, including advanced materials; advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, civil infrastructure; environment and global change; high performance computing and communication; and science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education. High priority also goes to projects which involve participation of qualified undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral investigators, and other investigators in the early stages of their careers. Priority will be given to projects of all types that involve interactions between U.S. scientists and engineers and partners from more than one country within a particular region. This priority includes projects conducted in cooperation with multilateral organizations. Award amounts vary; duration may be up to 3 years. Visits made in conjunction with such projects are short-term, usually several weeks each year.

The Joint Seminars & Workshops - Japan (96-14) program supports projects which facilitate U.S. participation in international science and engineering activities that promise substantial mutual benefits to research and education enterprises. Support is available for joint seminars and workshops involving groups of U.S. and foreign counterpart investigators, intended to provide opportunities to identify common priorities in specific, well defined research areas and, ideally, to begin preparation of cooperative research proposals. Except in unusual circumstances, such meetings involve no more than a total of 30 participants, including participants from countries other than the U.S. and Japan. Award amounts vary. Support is limited to a maximum dollar amount based on location: continental U.S.-$12,000, Hawaii-$15,000, Japan-$22,000.

The above awards are intended to initiate international cooperation involving new foreign partners or new types of activities with established partners. Opportunities are available for senior investigators, scientists, engineers and/or science educators who have held a Ph.D. at least 6 years, or have equivalent experience past the Master's. Deadline: 6/15/99. Contact: Japan & Korea Program, 703/306-1701; fax 703/306-0474; lweber@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/9614rev.htm.

The goal of the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program is to enable development of innovative, research-based, graduate education and training activities that will produce a diverse group of new scientists and engineers well-prepared for a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Supported projects must be based upon a multidisciplinary research theme and organized around a diverse group of investigators from U.S. Ph.D.-granting institutions with appropriate research and teaching interests and expertise. Applicants must submit a preproposal that outlines the planned IGERT activity. Invitations to submit full proposals will be extended on the basis of merit review of the preproposals; only invited full proposals will be accepted. The full program announcement is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1998/nsf9896/nsf9896.htm. Deadlines: 4/15/99 (Preproprosal), 11/7/99 (Full Proposal). Contact: BIO: Judith E. Plesset, 703/306-1417, jplesset@nsf.gov; CISE: William W. Agresti, 703/306-1911, wagresti@nsf.gov; EHR: Paul W. Jennings, 703/306-1696, pjenning@nsf.gov; ENG: Lawrence S. Goldberg (Chairman), 703/306-1339, lgoldber@nsf.gov; ENG: Susan Kemnitzer, 703/306-1382, skemnitz@nsf.gov; GEO: Jarvis Moyers, 703/306-1523, jmoyers@nsf.gov; MPS: Robert J. Reynik, 703/306-1814, rreynik@nsf.gov; OPP: Jane Dionne, 703/306-1033, jdionne@nsf.gov; SBE: Paul Chapin, 703/306-1731, pchapin@nsf.gov.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH (NIOSH)

The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Program provides support to develop knowledge that can be used in preventing occupational diseases and injuries and to better understand their underlying pathophysiology. The following types of applied research projects will be supported: causal research to identify and investigate relationships between hazardous working conditions and associated occupational disease and injury; the nature and magnitude of special risk factors experienced by older and/or minority workers; methods research to develop more sensitive means of evaluating hazards at work sites; and evaluations of the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs, including new approaches or combinations of techniques such as control technologies, personal protective equipment and changes in work organization factors, which have been developed and implemented in workplaces. Priority areas are: Intervention Effectiveness; Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities; Hearing Loss; Exposure Assessment; Surveillance Research Methodology; Special Populations at Risk Aging Workforce; Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Organization of Work: Demanding Work Schedules, Sleep Disorders, and Risk of Occupational Illness and Injury. The mechanism of support will be the individual research project grant (R01) and demonstration project grant (R18). Approximately $250,000/year is available for a project up to 3 years in length. Deadlines: 4/19/99 (Letter of Intent), 6/10/99 (Full Proposal). Contact: Roy M. Fleming, 404/639-3343; fax 404/639-4616; rmf2@cdc.gov; http://www.cdc.gov.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)

Research on Co-Morbidity: Etiology and Prevention. Support is provided to expand and refocus NIMH-supported studies on co-morbid disorders, including, but not limited to, areas traditionally known as "behavioral medicine" or "health psychology." Studies should target the outcomes of co-morbid mental disorders, substance abuse, and other medical conditions. The announcement calls for research on mechanisms of behavior change applicable to intervention development across a variety of disorders. It also solicits intervention development studies based on empirical findings about biological, psychological, psychosocial, developmental, and environmental risk and protective factors and processes that affect the likelihood of co-occurring or secondary disorders. An important goal is to identify potent, modifiable risk and protective factors amenable to intervention and translate the results of such studies into initial tests of theory-driven prevention and early intervention strategies. Major emphasis is placed on the identification of principles motivating and sustaining behavior changes critical to reducing the risk for co-occurring and secondary regulatory and physical disorders, especially behavior change that is relevant to more than one disorder. The Small Grant (R03) provides 2 years' funding with a maximum of $50,000 direct costs/year. The Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) provides 3 years' funding with a maximum of $100,000 direct costs/year. The Research Project Grant (R01) provides up to 5 years' funding. Deadline(s): 5/1/99, 9/1/99, 1/2/00. Contact: Peter Muehrer, 301/443-4708; fax 301/443-4611; pmuehrer@nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-071.html.

The goals of the Integrating Mental Health Services Research and Behavioral Science Program are to encourage services researchers to collaborate with basic social and behavioral scientists and incorporate the theory and methods of their fields of study into the fundamental questions of mental health services research. Applications are solicited for multidisciplinary research that integrates the theory and methods of the social and behavioral sciences with questions of mental health services research. All of the social and behavioral sciences--psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, decision and management sciences, communications, social work, history, political science--have perspectives, assumptions, theory, and methods that can be used to address this critical question. The individual research project (R01) and small grant (R03) mechanisms will be used. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIMH with questions regarding their proposed project. The program announcement is available at http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-073.html. Deadline: 6/1/99, 10/1/99. Contact: Ann A. Hohmann, Services and Intervention Research, 301/443-3364, fax 301/443-4045, ahohmann@nih.gov; Della M. Hann, Mental Disorders, Behavioral Research and AIDS, 301/443-9700, fax 301/443-6000, dhann@nih.gov.

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U.S. ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND MATERIEL COMMAND

The announcement for the 1999 Breast Cancer Research Program is available from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program's (CDMRP) website at http://cdmrp.army.mil. The program promotes research directed toward reducing the incidence of breast cancer, increasing survival rates, and improving quality of life for those diagnosed with the disease. It supports a broad-based, multidisciplinary research portfolio across the fields of cancer biology, diagnosis, etiology, prevention, supportive care, and therapy. Opportunities exist for all levels of experience, including Career Development Awards, Clinical Translational Research Awards, Fellowships, Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Grants, and Idea Awards (seed grants). Deadlines vary with specific program components. Hard copies of program announcement and forms are available from the website listed above or by request via fax 301/682-5521; voice 301/682-5517 ext 101; or cdmrp_pa@ftdetrck-ccmail.army.mil.

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ELIZABETH FIRESTONE GRAHAM FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides support to foster awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual art, particularly through catalogues and other publications that document art produced by emerging or under-represented artists. It is also interested in special projects that attempt to bring together artists and the community and in efforts to provide exposure to contemporary art where it may not otherwise be seen. Funding is available for: exhibition catalogues, periodicals, brochures and other publications related to the grantee organization and its programs; exhibitions and installations (on or off site); visiting artist programs and other special events. Limited funds are available for film projects in their final completion phase. Proposals are accepted throughout the year for preliminary review. Application materials are available by written request. Grants typically range from $5,000-$20,000. Deadlines: 4/15/99, 9/15/99. Contact: P.O. Box 2003, Akron, OH 44309-2003.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)/NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)/ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DOEd)

The purpose of the Research on Child Neglect Program is to enhance our understanding of the etiology, extent, services, treatment, management, and prevention of child neglect. Studies should focus on: the adult caretaker and/or child victims of neglect; the dynamics of the relationship between caretaker and child; the family system in which neglect occurs; and the larger social contexts of neglect, such as individual or family support systems, socioeconomic factors, neighborhood, school, community programs and resources, mandated community response agencies, and prosecution and judicial responses that address serious cases of neglect. Multi-disciplinary approaches are encouraged. The individual research project grant (R01) mechanism of support will be used, although research projects not traditionally supported with this mechanism are also encouraged. These may include not only large scale research grants characteristic of more mature fields of study, but also exploratory, preliminary, or innovative research projects that provide a basis for future continuing or expanded research project applications. Also of interest are short-term projects, studies submitted by less experienced investigators, and feasibility studies testing methods or techniques new to child neglect research. Deadline: 6/15/99 (Letter of Intent); 9/14/99 (Proposal). Contact: Cheryl A. Boyce (studies of assessment, risk factors, course), 301/443-0848, fax 301/480-4415, cboyce@nih.gov; Malcolm Gordon (studies of interventions), 301/443-3728, fax 301/443-4611, mgordon@nih.gov; G. Reid Lyon, NICHHD, 301/496-9849, fax 301/480-7773, lyonr@mail.nih.gov; Coryl L. Jones, NIDA, 301/443-6637, fax 301/443-2636, cj39g@nih.gov; Susan Martin, NIAAA, 301/443-8767, fax 301/443-8774, smartin@willco.niaaa.nih.gov; Patricia S. Bryant, NIDCR, 301/594-2095, fax 301/480-8318, BryantP@de45.nidr.nih.gov; Giovanna M. Spinella, NINDS, 301/496-5821, fax 301/402-0887, gs41b@nih.gov; Cynthia Mamalian, NIJ, 202/514-5981, fax 202/616-0275, mamalian@ojp.usdoj.gov; Catherine Nolan, Child Abuse and Neglect, 202/260-5140, fax 202/401-5917, cnolan@acf.dhhs.gov; Dean Hoffman, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 202/353-9256, fax 202/353-9096, hoffmand@ojp.usdoj.gov; Kelly Henderson, Special Education Programs, 202/205-8598, fax 202/205-8971, Kelly_Henderson@ed.gov.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

Approximately $498,000 is available for fiscal year 1999 Regional Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) grants/cooperative agreements to reduce risks associated with pesticide use in agricultural and non-agricultural settings in the U.S. The purpose of the program is to support establishment and expansion of Integrated Pest Management as a tool to be used to accomplish the goals of PESP. The program is also designed to research alternative pest management practices, research and publish/demonstrate unique application techniques, research control methods for pest complexes, research and produce educational materials for better pest identification or management, and other activities. Regional offices are responsible for solicitation of interest, screening proposals, and selection of projects. Previously funded projects are listed at http://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/PESP/grants.htm. Deadline: 5/3/99. Contact: Cindy Schaffer, Region VIII PESP Coordinator, 303/312-6417, schaffer.cindy@epamail.epa.gov.

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

The Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Collection Memorial Fellowship provides support to a talented writer and/or illustrator of children's books who wishes to use the Kerlan Collection for the furtherance of his/her artistic development. The award provides up to $1,500 for travel funds. Most researchers spend approximately one week. Deadline: 5/1/99. Contact: 612/24-4576; fax 612/625-5525.

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

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IN THE NEWS

CENTER FOR AEROSPACE SCIENCES

W. James King, Safety Officer for UND Aerospace Flight Operations, has been selected the 1999 Certified Flight Instructor of the Year for North Dakota by the FAA's Fargo Flight Standards District Office. There were over 51,000 accident-free hours during 1998, a direct result of his vigilance, perseverance, and dedication to aviation safety education. . . . Brian Milling, Lead Helicopter Specialist for the UND Aerospace Maintenance Department, has been selected the 1999 Maintenance Technician of the Year for North Dakota by the FAA's Fargo Flight Standards District Office. His name will now be forwarded to the FAA Great Lakes Regional Headquarters to compete for the Regional FAA Maintenance Technician of the Year. . . . Horizon Air has created a direct relationship with UND Aerospace to recruit new hire pilots on the UND campus. They were the first turbo-prop operator in the world to achieve Category III take-off and landing minimums by using the Head-Up Guidance technology from Flight Dynamics, Inc.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Kathryn Thomasson (Chemistry) co-authored with Harvey Knull (Graduate School) "Brownian Dynamics Simulations of the Specific Interactions Between Rabbit Aldolase and G- or F- Actin" in Biophysical Journal, 76 (1999) 17-27. Thomasson co-authored with F. Yang and I. Ouporov a research presentation, "Ionic Strength Dependence of the Free energy of Nonspecific Association of Cro Repressor Protein with B-DNA Predicted by Brownian Dynamics" at the Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore, Md. . . . The production manager of North Dakota Quarterly, Melanie Crow (English), has received a grant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses to attend its Literary Journal Institute Workshop in Atlanta, Ga. . . . Gregory Gagnon (Indian Studies) published 98 historical abstracts in American History and life during 1998, and published/completed six book reviews in North Dakota Quarterly, North Dakota History and Choice Magazine. He consulted on accreditation issues for White Earth Tribal and community College and had text adopted for use in Indian law course at Fort Berthold Tribal College. He acted as external evaluator for Morningside College American Indian Studies program and delivered a North Dakota Humanities lecture, "Just Who Are American Indians" at UND-Lake Region. Gagnon completed research and pamphlet for Native American Programs, "American Indian Students Succeed," which is used as an orientation text at Cankdeska Cikana Community College. He also presented a paper at the Plains Anthropological Conference. Gagnon was appointed to the Institutional Actions Council of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Council for the Institutions of Higher Education; and was selected as program director for the recently formed Midlands American Indian Studies Council for the Fall 1999 Conference. . . . Scott Dale (Languages) published articles, "The Intangible Iridescence of Samuel Beckett's PROUST (1931)," in Working Papers in Irish Studies 99 (1999) [forthcoming]; and "Ficciones y relatos historicos interpolados en la novelistica de Cadalso," Homenaje a Russell P. Sebold, ed. Guillermo Carnero. Alicante: Universidad de Alicante, 1998. Dale reviewed books "La Republica de las letras en la Espana del siglo XVIII. Por Joaquin Alvarez Barrientos, Francois Lopez e Immaculada Urzainqui. Madrid: CSIC, 1995." Hispanic Review 66 (1998): 222-23; and "Nicolas Antonio y la ilustracion espanola. Por Jose Cebrian. Kassel: Reichenberger, 1997." Hispanic Review 66 (1998): forthcoming. . . . Dan Erickson presented the paper "Eutropius and the Other Epitomists of the Fourth Century," at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota in Winnipeg. . . . Ken Hall (Languages) published "Hong Kong, 1997. Mexico, 1917. Motifs and Historical Perspective," Asian Cinema 10.1 (Fall 1998): 51-57. . . . Dan Erickson joined the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor of Classics (temporary) and teaches Latin, Greek, and Mythology. He received his Doctor of Arts in classical languages and literatures from Syracuse University. . . . Virgil Benoit, Andre Lebugle and Sherrie Fleshman (all Languages) are creating a new placement test for the French program. . . . Walter Tschacher (Languages) has been appointed as a member of the National Screening Committee for Fulbright Scholarships by the Institute of International Education.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

J. Chacko and P. Chelminski (1997) authored "Instructor Resource Manual and Test Bank" to accompany "Global Marketing Strategies" by Jeannet and Hennessey, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin. . . . Patrick O'Neill authored "Instructor's Assistant" to accompany "Economics" by David C. Colander, 1998, Irwin-McGraw Hill. . . . Ron Pynn authored "American Politics: Changing Expectations." Needham Heights, Mass.: Simon & Schuster, 1997; and "American Political Economy," Pacific Grove, Calif.: Brooks/Cole, 1998. . . . Fatholla Bagheri co-authored with Nader Habibi "Political Institutions and Central Bank Independence: A Cross-Country Analysis." Public Choice, Vol. 96 (July 1998). . . . Connie Rae Bateman co-authored with Neil C. Herndon and John P. Fraedrich "The Transfer Decision Process for Multinational Corporations," International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol. 7 (3,4). . . . J. Bronson (1998) co-authored with C. Morgan "The Role of Scale in Franchise Success: Evidence From the Travel Industry," Journal of Small Business Management, October. . . . Steven Carlson co-authored with D.J. Parker "Disaster Recovery Planning and Accounting Information Systems," Review of Business, Winter 1998, pp. 10-15; Carlson co-authored with Jacob Wambsganss "Measuring the Opportunity Cost of Technology," Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Fall 1998, pp. 25-39. Carlson co-authored with William G. Glezen "An Investigation of Investor Reaction to the Information Content of a Going Concern Audit Report While Controlling for Concurrent Financial Statement Disclosures," Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Summer 1998. Carlson co-authored with Kenneth Hansen "Roth and Regular IRA's," The CPA Journal, June 1998, pp. 1-4. . . . B.J. Eberhardt co-authored with L. Johnson and S.B. Moser (1997-1998), "Reactions to the Americans with Disabilities Act: Attitudes of Business Decision Makers," Journal of Individual Employment Rights, 6 (3), 167-178. . . . Dennis Elbert co-authored with Phil Harmeson, "Media Buyer Guide - A Mechanism for Targeting the Media Message - Part II," Journal of Professional Services Marketing, Vol. 15 (2), 1997, The Haworth Press, Inc.; Elbert co-authored with Phil Harmeson "Media Buyer Guide - Searching for the Target - Part III," Journal of Professional Services Marketing, Vol. 16 (2), 1998, The Haworth Press, Inc. . . . Dee Ann Ellingson co-authored with Karleen Nordquist "The Controversy Over Accounting for Stock Options: A Historical Perspective," Mid-American Journal of Business, Fall 1997. . . . Kenneth Hansen authored "Taxation of Inflation Indexed Bonds," Taxes the Tax Magazine, March 1998, Vol. 76, No. 3, pp. 55-62; Hansen co-authored with Steven Carlson, "Roth and Regular IRA's," The CPA Journal, June 1998, pp. 1-4. . . . Phil Harmeson co-authored with Dennis Elbert "Media Buyer Guide - A Mechanism for Targeting the Media Message - Part II," Journal of Professional Services Marketing, Vol. 15 (2), 1997, Haworth Press, Inc.; Harmeson co-authored with Dennis Elbert "Media Buyer Guide - Searching for the Target - Part III," Journal of Professional Services Marketing, Vol. 16 (2), 1998, The Haworth Press, Inc. . . . Mary Kweit co-authored with Robert Kweit, "Ethical Responsibility for Reinvented Bureaucrats: Working for Customer-Citizens," Public Integrity Annual 1997 (Lexington, Ky: Council of State Governments, 1997). . . . Robert Kweit authored "Power Steering: Global Automakers and the Transformation of Rural Communities," Perspectives on Political Science, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Winter 1998) :39. (Michele M. Hoyman); Kweit co-authored with Mary Kweit "Ethical Responsibility for Reinvented Bureaucrats: Working for Customer-Citizens," Public Integrity Annual 1997, (Lexington, Ky: Council of State Governments, 1997). . . . Mark Langemo authored "Flirting with Disaster," Office Systems 97, October 1997, pp. 36, 38-39; "A Touch of Filing Classification Systems," Office Systems 98, pp. 32, 34-35; and "Strategies for Developing and Strengthening Records Management Programs," Records Management Quarterly, July 1997, pp. 3-4, 6-7. . . . Stephen Markovich authored "Democracy in Croatia: Views from the Opposition," East European Quarterly (March 1998). . . . Steve Moser co-authored with L. Johnson and B.J. Eberhardt (1997-1998) "Reactions to the Americans with Disabilities Act: Attitudes of Business Decision Makers," Journal of Individual Employment Rights, 6 (3), 167-178; Moser co-authored with T. Bailey "Total Quality Management in the U.S. Air Force: A Study of Applications and Attitudes," International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 1997, 14 (5), 482-490. . . . Susan Nelson co-authored with Theron Nelson, "The Use of Professional Designations in the Real Estate Industry," Financial Services Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1997, pp. 109-124. . . . Theron Nelson co-authored with Susan Nelson, "The Use of Professional Designations in the Real Estate Industry," Financial Services Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1997, pp. 109-124. . . . Patrick O'Neill co-authored with Donald Escarraz, "The Theory of the Firm and Finance Theory," The Journal Of Financial Education," (Fall 1997). . . . Theodore Pedeliski co-authored with Don Cozzetto "Privacy in the Workplace: Technology and Public Employment," Public Personnel Management, No. 4, 1997:26; Pedeliski authored "A Case of Judicial Restoration: A Court System Responds To and Recovers From the Red River Flood of 1997," Judges' Journal, No. 4, Fall 1998:37. . . . Ron Pynn authored, "From Watergate to Whitewater: The Public Integrity War," Book Review of Roberts and Marion Doss, Perspectives in Political Science, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Summer 1998). . . . David Ramsett authored "The Cost Approach: An Alternative View," Appraisal Journal, April 1998. . . . Ute Sartorius authored "Environmentally Sound and Competitive Processes in the Graphic Communication Industry," Journal of Technology Studies, Summer/Fall 1998. . . . Jacob Wambsganss co-authored with Steven Carlson "Measuring the Opportunity Cost of Technology," Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Fall 1998, pp. 25-39. . . . M.K. Askim co-authored with C.M. Coauette and C.R. Diez (1998) "Industrial Technology Marketing: Getting Your Ideas to Commercialization," Journal of Industrial Technology, 15(1). . . . Victoria Beard authored "Understanding Student Dissatisfaction with Campus Recruiting," Accounting Educator's Journal (accepted February 1998). . . . Arthur Hiltner co-authored with M. Loyland "A Faculty Evaluation of Faculty Assessment'," Journal of Education for Business. . . . M. Loyland co-authored with Arthur Hiltner, "A Faculty Evaluation of Faculty Assessment'," Journal of Education for Business. . . . M.K. Askim co-authored with H.L. Schrank (1997) "An Exploratory Study of Outshopping for Consumer Goods and Services" in R.L. King (Ed.), The Academy of Marketing Science and The American Collegiate Retailing Association Special Conference Series: Volume 8, RETAILING: End of a Century and a Look to the Future (pp. 122-126), Richmond, Va.: Academy of Marketing Science. . . . Victoria Beard authored "Structural and Cultural Problems Facing Overseas Accountants in U.S. Multinational Corporations," Abstract in Proceedings of the American Accounting Association 1998 Midwest Regional Meeting, St. Louis, 1998. . . . J. Chacko co-authored with N. Neves and Z. Ahmed (1998), "Doing Business in Mercosur Countries," Proceedings - Conference of Globalization, the International Firm and Emerging Econonmies, in Izmir, Turkey. . . . Chacko co-authored with A. Desboudard (1998), "An Enquiry Into the Business Environment in Slovakia," Proceedings - Annual Meeting of Academy of International Business S.W., in Dallas, Texas; Chacko co-authored with R. Larson (1998), "Virgual Marketing," Proceedings - Western Decision Sciences Institute - 27th Annual Conference, in Reno, Nev. . . . J. Chong co-authored with S. Moser and J. Vitton (1998), "An Empirical Assessment of the MBA Advisor's Job," Midwest Academy of Management, in Kansas City, Mo. . . . B.J. Eberhardt co-authored with K. Jones and J. Zahrly (1997) "Work Demands and Job Experience of Directors of Non-Profit Service organizations," Proceedings - 26th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . Dennis Elbert co-authored with Phil Harmeson "Natural Disasters and Small Business: The Need and Role for University Based Advisors in the Recovery," Small Business Institute Directors' Association, 22nd Annual Conference, February 1998; Elbert co-authored with Phil Harmeson "Successful SBI Student Presentations: The Proof is in the Presentation," Small Business Institute Directors' Association, 22nd Annual Conference, February 1998. . . . James Faircloth (1998) authored "Adapting Malhotra's Product Concet Scale for Brand Image Measurement," Proceedings - Association of Marketing Theory and Practice National Meeting; Faircloth presented "Developing SBI Student Competencies: The Final Presentation as Key," co-authored by Dennis Elbert and Phil Harmeson at the 1999 Small Business Institute Director's Association in San Francisco, Calif. . . . Phil Harmeson co-authored with Dennis Elbert "Natural Disasters and Small Business: The Need and Role for University Based Advisors in the Recovery," Small Business Institute Directors' Association, 22nd Annual Conference, February 1998; Harmeson co-authored with Dennis Elbert, "Successful SBI Student Presentations: The Proof is in the Presentation," Small Business Institute Directors' Association, 22nd Annual Conference, February 1998. . . . Arthur Hiltner co-authored with Jacob Wambsganss, "150-Hour Requirement: Expectation and Reality," Mid-West Accounting Society's Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 1998. . . . K. Jones (1997) co-authored with B.J. Eberhardt and J. Zahrly "Work Demands and Job Experience of Directors of Non-Profit Service Organizations," Proceedings - 26th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . Mark Langemo authored "An Introduction to Records and Information Management and Strategies for Developing and Strengthening Records Management Programs," Proceedings - The 1997 ARMA International Conference, Prairie Village, Kan.: ARMA International, 1997, pp. 63-74; Langemo authored "Developing State-of-the-Art Filing Systems for Paper and Other Records," Proceedings of the 1998 ARMA International Conference, October 1998. . . . Jeong Lee co-authored with Shari Hensrud-Ellingson, "Impact of Market-to-Market in Hedging with T-Bond Futures and S&P Index Futures," Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, April 1998, pp. 175-176. . . . Denise Markovich authored, "The Simulation and Classroom Assessment Techniques," Developments in Business Simulations and Experiential Learning, Proceedings-Association of Business Simulations and Experiential Learning, 25, 27-28, 1998. . . . S. B. Moser co-authored with J. Chong and J. Vitton (1998), "An Empirical Assessment of the MBA Advisor's Job," Midwest Academy of Management, in Kansas City, Mo. . . . J. Vitton co-authored with J. Chong and S.B. Moser (1998), "An Empirical Assessment of the MBA Advisor's Job," Midwest Academy of Management, in Kansas City, Mo. . . . J. Zahrly authored (1998) "The Buddy Project: A Semester-Long Project Aiming at Developing an Appreciation for Diversity," Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, vol. 25: 114-115, Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Maui, Hawaii; Zahrly co-authored with K. Jones and B.J. Eberhardt (1997), "Work Demands and Job Experience of Directors of Non-Profit Service Organizations," Proceedings - 26th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, in Indianapolis, Ind.; Zahrly co-authored with M. Foote, T. Gleason, A. Martin, B. Olson, and B. Wavra (1998), Dayton Hudson Corporation in J. Harrison and C. St. John, Strategic Management of Organizations and Stakeholders: Concepts and Cases, Second Edition: C375-382, Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western; Zahrly co-authored with M. Foote, T. Gleason, A. Martin, B. Olson and B. Wavra. In Dayton Hudson Corporation in J. Harrison and C. St. John, Dayton Hudson Corporation. In P. Wright, M.J. Kroll and J. Parnell, Strategic Management: Cases, Fourth Edition: C172-183, UpperSaddle River, N.J. . . . John Vitton et.al. "Southwest Airlines Company," Case Study and Teaching Note published in Peter Wright, Mark Kroll and John Parnell, Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases, Prentice Hall, 1998, pp. C-194 - c-211. . . . Scot Stradley authored, "The Recent History and Political Economy of North Dakota Agriculture," North Dakota Blue Book, 1997-1999, Bismarck: North Dakota Secretary of State, June 1997, pp. 552-563.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Cindy Juntunen (Counseling) co-presented "Ethical Issues in Supervision - Scholarship and Practice." in N. Ladany and M.V. Ellis (chairs), Hot Topics in Clinical Training and Supervision Round Table discussion at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, Calif. . . . Mary McDonnell Harris was selected to serve on the Design Team for a three-year effort of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education to pilot standards for the assessment of Professional Development Schools. Lake Agassiz Elementary School is one of 20 professional development schools chosen nationwide to participate in the pilot, which is funded by the DeWitt Wallace Foundation. Work at Lake Agassiz (Grand Forks, 1998) which features work of local authors including UND faculty members Shelby Barrentine (Teaching and Learning), Mary Lou Fuller (Teaching and Learning), and Barbara Jacobsen (Social Work). Dean Mary Harris was also tapped to serve on the Resource Advisory Team of the Rural Systemic Initiative Evaluation Study undertaken at Western Michigan University for the National Science Foundation. She and Jackie Wilcox, Director of the DREAMS (Disability Research Encompassing American Indians in Mathematics and Technology) Project, presented at the National Science Foundation Persons with Disabilities Conference in Washington, D.C., ways that the UND project engages in the simultaneous education of K-12 students and teachers. . . . The Northstar Chapter of the council for Exceptional Children named Myrna Olson (Teaching and Learning) their "Humanitarian of the Year" and held a banquet in her honor. This local chapter nominated Olson for the "Humanitarian of the Year" sponsored by the North Dakota State Council for Exceptional Children. She won that award also and was honored at the state conference. . . . Margaret Zidon (Teaching and Learning) presented "Real Life: Making Meaning Through Literary Text" at the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Chico Hot Springs, Mont., in 1998. Co-researcher of the project was Libby Rankin (English). . . . Kathy Gershman (Educational Foundations and Research), along with graduate students presented "When Collaboration Fails: The Challenge of Unflattering Results," at the Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, University of Georgia, in 1999. . . . Mark Guy (Teaching and Learning) and Jackie Wilcox (DREAMS Program) published an article in the November/December 1998 issue of Science and Children titled "Science Discovery Centers." . . . Serge von Duvillard (Health, Physical Education and Recreation) co-authored "Einfluss unterschiedlicher DiĄtformen auf die Laktatleistungskurve im Stufentest und das Laktatverhalten bein Dauerbelastung auf dem Fahrradergometer - Eine Einzelfallstudie" published in Deutsche Zeitschrift fĀr Sportmedizin, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 80-85 (1998); "Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy and the Formation of Stimulus Equivalence Classes" published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 54 (5), 597-610 (1998); and "Influence of Parasympathetic Receptor Blockade and the Heart Rate Performance Curve" published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 229-233 (1998). . . . Ralph Woehle (Social Work) published "Variations on the Problem Solving Theme" in B.R. Compton and B. Galaway, Social Work Processes, Brooks/Cole, 1999. . . . Myrna Olson has been chosen the 1999 Humanitarian of the Year by the North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children. Olson was involved in laying the groundwork and establishing several programs that would meet the needs of special education students. She was the first person in North Dakota to set up a program for multiply handicapped three-year-olds, integrated blind students into the public schools and established a program for training teachers of the visually impaired at UND, one of only 22 programs in the country.

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MINES

Monte Phillips (Civil Engineering) is a charter member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers and was recently installed as President Elect of the Academy at its annual meeting in Atlanta. Phillips is completing the third year of a five-year appointment to the North Dakota Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and was re-elected secretary of the Board.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Sharon Wilsnack (Neuroscience) was presented the first Terry McGovern Award in Washington, D.C. The award, which carries a cash prize of $5,000 from the Terry McGovern Foundation, recognizes Wilsnack for her research in women and alcoholism. She will receive the award for the best original publication in a peer-reviewed journal as judged by members of the foundation's volunteer research panel. Wilsnack is being recognized for these studies: "Childhood Sexual Abuse and Women's Substance Abuse: National Survey Findings," published in 1997, and "Ten-Year Prediction of Women's Drinking Behavior in a National Representative Sample," published in 1998.

COLLEGE OF NURSING

Diane Langemo (Nursing Practice and Role Development) is the lead investigator of a study, funded by the American Nurses' Association, to investigate the outcomes of nursing care. Langemo and her group are working on Phase III of the project and are seeking North Dakota hospitals and nursing homes to participate. The study is meant to assess patient satisfaction and comfort as well as the quality of nursing and the nurses' work conditions in the state. The study is needed because hospital and nursing home restructuring and redesign has raised concern about the effects of RN staffing changes on patient outcomes.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER

Patrick Miller (EERC) was invited by the Grand Forks District Chapter of the North Dakota Nurses' Association to give a presentation on public and media relations based on his "Toot Your Own Horn" workshop, which was developed with Tim Burke (UND Aerospace) for the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks Chambers of Commerce. . . . EERC organized and co-sponsored the Conference on Air Quality: Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter in McLean, Va. Steve Benson (EERC) and John Pavlish (EERC) served as Technical Coordinators for the conference. Gerald Groenewold (EERC) and Steve Benson provided welcomes and introductions in the opening session of the conference. John Pavlish served as the Session Coordinator for Session 1, Policy and Regulations, and Session 2, Health Effects. Dennis Laudal (EERC) served as Session Coordinator for Session 3, Industry Perspective: Challenges and Solutions. Stan Miller (EERC) served as Session Coordinator for Session 4, Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies. Stan Miller, Grant Schelkoph (EERC) and Grant Dunham (EERC) were co-authors of a paper presented in Session 4 titled "The Future of Fine Particle Matter and Hazardous Air Pollutants Control Through the Utilization of GORE-TEX Membrane Filtration Technology." Stan Miller presented a paper in Session 4, co-authored with Grant Dunham, Ed Olson (EERC), and others, titled "Mercury Sorbent Development for Coal-Fired Boilers." Tom Erickson (EERC) served as a session co-chair for the poster session. Bob Jensen (EERC) presented a poster, co-authored with Josh Stanislowski (EERC) and Tom Erickson, titled "The Center for Air Toxic Metals (CATM) Database." Jeff Thompson (EERC) presented a poster, co-authored with John Pavlish, titled "Use of Cryogenic Trapping for Speciation of Oxidized Forms of Mercury in Combustion Flue Gas." Dennis Laudal, Stan Miller and Richard Schulz (EERC) co-authored a poster titled "Determination of Mercury in Flue Gas from Coal-Fired Power Stations Using Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry." Kevin Galbreath (EERC) served as Session Coordinator for Session 5, Measurement/Characterization. Dennis Laudal presented a paper in Session 5 titled "Bench-Scale Studies to Determine the Effects of Flue Gas Constituents on Mercury Speciation." Chris Zygarlicke (EERC) served as Session Coordinator for Session 6, Transport and Atmospheric Reactions Modeling. Kevin Galbreath presented a paper in Session 6, co-authored with Chris Zygarlicke, titled "Mercury Transformations in Coal Combustion Flue Gas." Everett Sondreal (EERC) served as Panel Coordinator for two panel discussions: "Air Quality Science and Technology" and "Environmental Policy." . . . Gerald Groenewold, Deb Haley, Ed Steadman and Patrick Miller (all EERC) staffed an EERC booth that displayed information on the Red River Water Management Consortium and the "Waffle" flood control concept at Marketplace 99 in Bismarck. . . . At the 13th International Symposium on Management and Use of Coal Combustion Products in Orlando, Fla., Debbie Pflughoeft-Hassett (EERC) presented two papers: "Review of Barriers to the

Increased Utilization of CCBs by Government and Commercial Sectors" and "Characterization of Fluidized-Bed Combustion Ash to Determine Potential for Environmental Impact, co-authored with Dave Hassett, Mike Mann, Ann Henderson (all EERC) and others. Bruce Dockter (EERC) presented a paper titled "Impact of Coal Fly Ash on Set Time of Concrete." A special EERC booth was on display featuring coal combustion products and other related projects. . . . At the U.S. Geological Survey National Coal Quality Inventory kickoff meeting in Dallas, Texas, Chris Zygarlicke (EERC) gave a presentation titled "Mercury Speciation and Control." . . . At the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen, Chris Zygarlicke (EERC) presented a seminar titled "Mercury Debate in the United States: Movement Toward Legislation." . . . Dave Hassett and Debbie Pflughoeft-Hassett (both EERC) presented a workshop titled

"Environmental Aspects of Coal Combustion By-Products Production and Management" to a group from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality in Casper, Wyo. . . . Graphic artist Earl Battle's (EERC) entry took first place in an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Logo Design Contest sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Alternative Fuels Partnership (MWAFP). His design was selected by a seven-member panel from a field of 210 entries received from across the country and as far away as the Netherlands., Entries were judged based on how well they identified and promoted the use of alternative fuel vehicles as well as their originality, creativity, and suitability to be printed in various formats. Battle will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a framed copy of the logo and will accept his award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., during a joint meeting of the MWAFP and the Washington Chapter of the national Association of Fleet Administrators.

STUDENT AND OUTREACH SERVICES

Leigh Jeanotte (Assistant Vice President for Student and Outreach Services and Director of Native American Programs) recently received the 1998 Friend of ASPIRE Award. ASPIRE, the Association of Special Programs in Region Eight, gives one award annually to an individual who has dedicated himself or herself to the support and development of TRIO Programs. The purpose of ASPIRE is to increase accessibility and success in formal secondary and post-secondary education for eligible students. ASPIRE is one of 10 regional associations that form the Council for Opportunity in Education. The council promotes the rights of low-income and first-generation students, and also students with disabilities.

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SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Grand Forks area legislators on the Senate Appropriations Committee include:

(R) Senator Rod St. Aubyn, Dist. 43
Assistant Majority Leader
Address: 1906 Willow Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58201-8111
Telephone: 701-772-4844
E-Mail: rstaubyn@state.nd.us
Committees: Standing: Appropriations; Procedural: Rules (Chairman);
Interim:
Budget Committee on Government Finance, Budget Committee on Human Services, Budget Section, Information Technology

(R) Senator Ray Holmberg, Dist. 17
Address: 621 High Plains Court, Grand Forks, ND 58201-7717
Telephone: 701-746-2429
E-Mail: rholmber@state.nd.us
Committees: Standing: Appropriations, Procedural: Rules; Interim: Budget Section, Education Services (Chairman)

Other members of the Senate Appropriations Committee include;

David E. Nething - Chairman, Address P.O. Box 1059, Jamestown, ND 58402-1059;
Telephone: 701-252-7385; E-Mail: None; District: 48; Party: Republican

Pete Naaden - Vice Chairman, Address: P.O. Box 53, Braddock, ND 58524-0053;
Telephone: 701-332-6374; E-Mail: pnaaden@state.nd.us; District: 28;
Party: Republican

John Andrist, Address: P.O. Box E, Crosby, ND 58730; Telephone: 701-965-6088;
E-Mail: jandrist@state.nd.us; District: 2; Party: Republican

Bill L. Bowman, Address: Route 2, Box 227, Bowman, ND 58623-9753;
Telephone: 701-523-3188;
E-Mail: None; District: 39; Party: Republican

Tony Grindberg, Address: 2832 39 1/2 Avenue SW, Fargo, ND, 58104-7014;
Telephone: 701-237-6132; E-Mail: tgrindbe@state.nd.us; District: 41;
Party: Republican

Aaron Krauter, Address: HC 1, Box 27, Regent, ND 58650-9721,
Telephone: 701-563-4335; E-Mail: akrauter@state.nd.us; District: 35;
Party: Democrat

Ed Kringstad, Address: 1807 North Seventh Street, Bismarck, ND, 58501-1807;
Telephone: 701-224-5456; E-Mail: ekringst@state.nd.us; District: 49;
Party: Republican

Elroy N. Lindaas, Address: Route 2, Box 91, Mayville, ND 58257-9673;
Telephone: 701-786-3064; E-Mail: elindaas@state.nd.us; District: 20;
Party: Democrat

Larry J. Robinson, Address: 3584 Sheyenne Circle, Valley City, ND, 58072-9545;
Telephone: 701-845-7217; E-Mail: lrobinso@state.nd.us; District: 24;
Party: Democrat

Ken Solberg, Address: 207 Sunset Lane, Rugby, ND 58368-2510;
Telephone: 701-776-6186; E-Mail: ksolberg@state.nd.us; District: 7;
Party: Republican

Harvey D. Tallackson, Address: 53 West Fifth Street, Grafton, ND 58237-1468;
Telephone: 701-352-0871; E-Mail: None; District: 16;
Party: Democrat

Steve Tomac, Address: 2498 59th Street, St. Anthony, ND 58566-9640;
Telephone: 701-445-7364; E-Mail: stomac@state.nd.us; District: 31;
Party: Democrat

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