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University Letter

March 6, 1998

Volume 35 No. 27

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 27, March 6, 1998

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President Ken Baker was presented with a surprise tribute and gift at the Founders Day banquet Thursday evening in recognition of his leadership during last spring's flood crisis. Organized by a loose coalition of faculty and staff, the presentation began with a tribute read by Law Dean W. Jeremy Davis, and was followed by a video presentation featuring members of the University who worked with the President during the height of the flooding. They praised Baker's leadership during the crisis. Baker was then presented a large shadow box crafted from wood from a sandbag pallet. The box contains a plaque and mementos of the flood, including a miniature sandbag and rubber boot, a cell phone, a "Floodweiser" can, a bottle of Grand Forks flood water, and other keepsakes. The box was made by staff members in Plant Services. Baker, who was overwhelmed with surprise, lauded the University community for their part in saving UND.



More than $20,500 was awarded Thursday, Feb. 26, to eight faculty members and three departments for outstanding contributions in teaching, research and public service.

The honorees received plaques and cash awards at the Founders Day Banquet, marking the 115th anniversary of the founding of UND. Also honored were retired and retiring personnel, and faculty and staff who have served 25 years at UND.

The awards were made possible with grants from Burlington Northern the UND Foundation, the Fellows of the University Inc., the University of North Dakota and UND Student Government.

This year's recipients include: PATRICIA SANBORN, Professor of Humanities and Philosophy and Coordinator, Humanities and Integrated Studies, UND Foundation Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and plaque; LYNN ANDERSON, Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and plaque; JAMES McKENZIE, Professor of English, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and plaque; JAMES MOCHORUK, Assistant Professor of History, UND Foundation/Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence, $2,000 and plaque; JOHN BACKES, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty Development and Service, $2,000 and plaque; MARY JANE SCHNEIDER, Professor of Indian Studies, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Creative Activity and Service, $2,500 and plaque; JEFF STITH, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research, $2,000 and plaque; HENRY LUKASKI, Research Leader at the Human Nutrition Research Center, The Sigma Xi Faculty Award for Outstanding Scientific Research, medallion and cash award; DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and plaque; DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Service, $2,000 and plaque; DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, $2,000 and plaque.

Retirees, 25-Year Employees Also Honored

Retired and retiring faculty and staff: JEFFREY ANDERSON, Maintenance Worker, Plant Services; DONALD BARCOME, Emeritus Director and Senior Physician, Rehabilitation Hospital; WILLIAM BORDEN, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English; RONALD ENGLE, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Theatre Arts; ETHEL FONTAINE, Administrative Secretary, English; GORDON HENRY, Vice President for Student Affairs; JOE HOOTMAN, Professor of Electrical Engineering; HANZY HORN, Carpenter, Plant Services; LORNA JACOBSON, Administrative Officer, President's Office; LORI KAISER, Custodian, Plant Services; FRANK KELLEY, Associate Professor of Visual Arts; DOMINIQUE KHACTU, Professor of Economics; ROBERT KLINKHAMMER, Associate Professor of Social Work; MICKEY KNUTSON, Associate Professor, Community Medicine and Rural Health; MARIE KORSMO, Director of Advising and Admissions, Teacher Certification, College of Education and Human Development; W. FRED LAWRENCE, Dean, College of Business and Public Administration; BEN MORGAN, Associate Director, Computer Center; JAMES NAVARA, Professor and Chair, Business and Vocational Education; JEAN OBERPRILLER, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology; DOROTHY PENUEL, Administrative Assistant, College of Business and Public Administration; JOHN REID, Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering; JAMES ROOD, Equipment Technician, Athletics; RONALD SCHAEFER, Professor, Visual Arts; VIRGINIA SCHOCK, Production Manager, Dining Services; DALE VETTER, Director of the Computer Center; NEIL WOOLSEY, Professor of Chemistry; JOHN WOSICK, Building Services Technician, Plant Services.

Twenty-five years of service: DOROTHY ARVIDSON, Building Services Manager, Plant Services; PATRICIA BERNTSEN, Assistant Director, Library Administration, Chester Fritz Library; PAUL CLARK, Associate Director, Plant Services; W. JEREMY DAVIS, Dean, School of Law; LINDA DUCKSTAD, Admissions and Records Associate, Academic Advisement, College of Business and Public Administration; LINDA LARSON, Assistant Professor, Pathology; SAM PUPINO JR., Area Manager, Dining Services; NEIL REUTER, TRIO Project Director, TRIO Programs; JERRY ROZEVELD, Mechanic, Transportation; FRED SCHNEIDER, Professor and Chair, Anthropology; CLARA SYVERSON, Laboratory Technician, Pathology; LARRY THOMPSON, Electrician, Plant Services; DALE WILHELMI, Carpenter, Plant Services; HOLLY WILSON, Building Services Manager, Plant Services; LARRY ZITZOW, Associate Director, Plant Services.

-- Peter Johnson, Media Relations Coordinator, Office of University Relations.




The Friday discussion group sponsored by Integrated Studies will discuss the following works on Fridays: March 6, Harold Pinter's "Homecoming"; March 13, Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis"; March 27, August Wilson's "Fences." All interested members of the campus community are invited to participate in these discussions. The discussion group meets from 10 a.m. to noon in 116 O'Kelly Hall. Please contact Pat Sanborn (777-3015) or Carl Barrentine (777-3058) for more details.

-- Yvonne Holter, Integrated Studies.



"Evolutionary Trajectories in Recently Established Fish Populations: Implications for Conservation," will be presented by Craig Stockwell of North Dakota State University on Friday, March 6, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall.

-- Renae Irwin, Biology.



The second of a three-part lecture series on the vastness of space, life in the universe, and planets beyond our solar system will be delivered this Saturday, March 7, by George Seielstad as part of the 1998 Benediktson Lecture Series in Astronomy. Seielstad is professor and associate dean at UND's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and was recently named to the School's Benediktson Chair in Astrophysics. The lecture is at 10:30 a.m. in UND's Clifford Hall Auditorium.

The lecture series on Saturday mornings is designed to explore questions that humans have pondered from the first time they gazed at the night sky. Dr. Seielstad has created a lively and engaging, illustrated series aimed at high school and college students, and anyone who has ever wondered if we're really alone or if space really does go on forever.

March 7, "Planets Beyond the Solar System." Nine planets orbit the sun, each a unique treasure of landscapes and environments. Imagine how rich the treasure will be when we explore other planets around other stars. The exploration has begun. More planets are now known beyond the Solar System than within it. The lecture will explain how they were found and why there may be many more to discover.

April 4, "Life in the Universe." If other stars anchor other planets, might some of the planets harbor life? Are we sure we know environmental limits on Earth beyond which life could not exist? Has life been found on Mars? Enjoy speculating about these and similar questions. Use them as benchmarks to consider the future of life on Earth. Can life survive an unwitting experiment in which one species introduces global changes at a faster pace than the Earth has experienced? This lecture will also be at 10:30 a.m. in UND's Clifford Hall Auditorium.

The 1998 Benediktson Lecture Series in Astronomy is made possible by the Benediktson Endowment and the UND Foundation which administers it. The Benediktson Endowment and Chair in Astrophysics was created by Oliver L. Benediktson, a North Dakota native from Mountain, N.D., and a 1930 UND graduate. He made arrangements to provide a $1.5 million bequest to establish the Endowment within the UND Foundation. The endowment provides funding to establish the Benediktson Chair in Astrophysics at the UND Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Benediktson, Long Beach, Calif., died in 1996.

-- Suezette Bieri, Aerospace, 777-4856.



Tami Carmichael (Honors) will speak on "Catharine Sedgwick's Literary Miscegenation: Transcending Boundaries in Nineteenth-Century American Literature" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 9, in 116 Merrifield Hall. Her lecture will present a new historical perspective on the literature of a "recovered" American author. Sponsored by the English Lecture Series, the presentation is free and open to the public.

-- Martha Meek, Coordinator, English Lecture Series.



The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, March 9, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Consideration of a request by the Clinical Laboratory Science program to change their program requirements.

2. Consideration of a request by the Chemistry department to change their program requirements.

3. Consideration of a request by the Psychology department to:

  1. Add a new course, PSY 576, Child Psychopathology and Treatment.
  2. Add a new course, PSY 574, Advanced Therapeutic Interventions.

4. Matters arising.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



The General Education Committee meetings for the remainder of the semester will be held the following Mondays at 3 p.m. in 303 Twamley Hall. March 9, March 23, March 30, April 6, April 20, and April 27.

-- Gary Towne, Associate Professor of Music.



This is a reminder about the Bioethics Conference which will take place next week in Grand Forks and Crookston. The agenda for the conference was printed in the University Letter (Feb. 27, pp.4-5). This is an exciting conference which features some of the leading bioethicists in the nation including: Thomas Beauchamp, Kennedy Center for Bioethics, Georgetown University; Ruth Faden, Johns Hopkins; David Robinson, National Institutes of Health; Jeff Kahn, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota. The entire conference is free and all in the university community, including students, are welcome. The conference is being sponsored in part by several UND entities (Medical School, College of Nursing, Office of Instructional Development, Office of Research and Program Development) as well as Altru Health Foundation, Riverview Healthcare Foundation, University of Minnesota Crookston and the Woodside Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. If you need more information call me at 777-4525 or Chris Burd at 777-4508.

-- Helen Melland, Associate Professor and Chair, Nursing Professionalism and Practice.



The Founders Day video program, which honors retiring faculty and staff will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 9, 10, and 11. If will be followed by a video tribute to President Baker. Feel free to tape it off the air. If you wish to order a copy of the Founders Day video, you may call the Center for Instructional Learning and Technology (CILT). The cost is $4.90.

-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations.



The Integrated Studies Program invites all interested members of the campus community to visit a seminar class this semester to observe student discussions. We have chosen a variety of dates as options for you to consider:

Tuesday, March 10, Jostein Gaarder's "Sophie's World";

Thursday, March 12, Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" and Bertrand Russell's "Religion and Science";

Tuesday, March 31, Jostein Gaarder's "Sophie's World";

Thursday, April 2, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Yellow Wallpaper."

The students will be in seminar groups of approximately 20 participants during these class times, discussing the respective readings. You are welcome to spend as much time as you like, including visiting more than one class, or only part of one class time. If you are interested in observing, please call me at 777-3622 to let me know the date and time to expect you.

-- Yvonne Holter, Integrated Studies.



Professor Emeritus Theodore (Tim) Messenger will discuss his academic career in an illustrated talk, "Looking Back: The Challenge" on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Dr. Messenger taught Philosophy at the University from 1966 until 1996. Among topics he'll speak about will be his involvement with the works of Lewis Carroll and E.E. Cummings, the "Theater of the Absurd," "Symbolic Logic," and "Concrete Poetry."

Admission is free and open to the public.

-- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.



The History Department will hold History for Lunch Wednesday, March 11, at noon in 217 Merrifield Hall. Beverly Jenson will present "Red Cross Nursing in World War I: North Dakota Women's Response to the Call of Service." This is a Women's History Month Presentation. There will be a question and discussion period following the talk, which is open to all. Bring your lunch. For more information please contact me.

-- David Rowley (History), 777-3380.



Krista Lauritzen, Director, American Norwegian Institute for Education, Moss, Norway, will be on the UND campus Tuesday, March 10, to Friday, March 15. Wednesday, March 11, she will discuss the Moss Program at the UND International Centre from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in studying, teaching, or visiting Moss, Norway, is invited to attend this session. Also, if you want Lauritzen to speak in classes on Thursday, March 12, please contact the International Centre at 777-3273. Norwegian students will present a Norwegian Cultural Event Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the International Centre.

-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, UND International Centre.



A Computer Science Colloquium is set for 3 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in 106 Streibel Hall (formerly CAS II). Bruce Maxwell (Computer Science) will present "An Intelligent Drawing Tool Based on Concepts from Speech Recognition, Computer Vision, and Optimization."

Hidden Markov models [HMMs] have had tremendous success in speech recognition systems as statistical models for words and phonemes. Recently, they have been used in the field of computer vision to recognize spatio-temporal sequences such as gestures and handwriting. The keys to successfully using HMMs in a new application are 1) generating an appropriate training set, 2) generating an appropriate representation of the spatio-temporal sequence to be recognized, and 3) successfully training the HMMs based on the training data. This talk will focus on a new application of HMMs that solves the three key problems using concepts from computer vision and optimization. The application is an intelligent drawing tool that recognizes the shape the user is attempting to draw and replaces the user's trace with the appropriate shape. This frees the user from having to select different tools to draw different shapes.

Computer vision is essential to this application as it provides us with a rotation invariant representation for planar contours. In addition, we are using this application to experiment with a variant of genetic algorithms, called Population-Based Incremental Learning [PBIL]. We are using PBIL to train the HMMs using optimization functions that are difficult to implement with a traditional gradient-descent training method.

-- Bruce Maxwell, Computer Science.



Two presenters will discuss "From Refusal of Care to Assisted Suicide: The Ethics of Decisions at the End of Life" at the Dean's Hour Lecture Series at noon Thursday, March 12, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The public is invited.

The first presenter will be Tom Beauchamp, Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Center for Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. The responder will be Allan Ingenito, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Anoka, Minn.

The Dean's Hour, initiated in 1995, is a forum for presenting ideas and issues related to the practice of medicine and health care. For more information, contact the Office of Medical Education, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-3800.

-- Thomas Norris, Executive Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Research, and Director, Office of Medical Education, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



Laurel Reuter, Director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, will give an illustrated talk on her book, "Whole Cloth," Thursday, March 12, at 8 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Reuter will discuss how the use of cloth by artists and architects has changed the nature of art in the 20th century.

"Whole Cloth," co-authored by Laurel Reuter and Mildred Constantine, was recently published by The Monacelli Press, Inc., New York. This is the second collaboration for Reuter and Constantine. They co-curated and organized the "Frontiers in Fiber Art Exhibit" for the United States Information Agency tour to Asia from 1989 through 1990. Reuter received a Museum Professional Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 to research "Whole Cloth." The hard-bound book is a comprehensive survey of the relationship between cloth and the human race from the beginnings when cloth was used for warmth and protection through the use of cloth in contemporary art. To quote Constantine and Reuter, "Cloth, that old silent companion of the human race, has always kept very special company with artists. This is a book about cloth and the magic artists make of it."

Laurel Reuter founded the University of North Dakota Art Galleries in the mid-seventies while a graduate student in literature at the University. In 1981 the Galleries became the official art gallery of the State of North Dakota and the name was changed to the North Dakota Museum of Art, the state's first art museum. Reuter has curated or organized over 100 exhibitions of contemporary art in all media including early exhibitions of Ed Ruscha, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and many Native American artists.

The lecture, "Whole Cloth," will take place in the galleries of the North Dakota Museum of Art which will have on exhibition, "Solo Paintings: Voices of Contemporary Abstraction," new paintings from artists in New York City. Copies of "Whole Cloth" will be available for sale that evening.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information please call 777-4195.

-- Barbara Crow, North Dakota Museum of Art.



The annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, set for Wednesday through Friday, April 1-3, in Fargo, will focus on the theme, "Connecting the Power of Community."

The goal of the conference is to bring together people with a common interest in the quality and availability of health care services in rural areas of the Dakotas and Minnesota.

North Dakota's First Lady Nancy Jones Schafer will open the conference with a welcome and keynote address. She will discuss the importance of public health and the value of the work of public health and other health care professionals. As First Lady, she has demonstrated an interest in public health issues, serving as spokesperson for the State Health Department's tobacco control program and Women's Way, a breast and cervical cancer early detection program, among other activities.

Conference organizers also have invited as keynote speakers Gerald Haman, a partner with Creative Solutions International, Chicago; Bruce Amundson, president-elect of the National Rural Health Association, Seattle, and Cynthia Mala, executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, Bismarck.

Haman has helped customers in small and large businesses from more than 120 Fortune 500 corporations and in 17 countries. His company has been recognized as one of Chicago's Top 100 Small Businesses. His expertise has been recognized in more than 50 publications including Fortune, Success, U.S. News and World Report, and Advertising Age.

Amundson is president of Community Health Innovations, Inc., and senior staff scientist with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. He has also served as consultant to rural communities and health care organizations since 1990. A former faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, he served as vice president and medical director for ETHIX Northwest, a managed care corporation, from 1992 to 1995.

Mala, former associate director of the Center for Rural Health at UND, is newly appointed by Gov. Ed Schafer to head the state's Indian Affairs Commission. A native of St. Michael, N.D., she is a former senior advisor to the federal Indian Health Service director and member of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe.

The conference attracts health care professionals from various disciplines such as nursing, hospital and long-term care administration, nutrition, environmental health care, social work, human services, and professions devoted to the well-being of the elderly.

The event offers learning opportunities for a wide range of participants, including members of the consumer public. Day rates are available for those who wish to attend a portion, but not all, of the conference.

It will include pre-conference sessions covering such topics as ethics in health care and telemedicine, as well as intensive sessions dealing with health care marketing, disaster recovery and community preparedness, and conflict resolution. A special "hands-on" workshop is being planned for health care professionals who want to learn more about accessing health care information on the Internet.

Concurrent sessions will be offered concerning such topics as domestic violence, Shaken Baby Syndrome, diabetes, Native American traditional spiritual approaches to grieving, long-term care, an update on HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, mental health, agricultural safety, network development, health promotion and disease prevention, Medicare/Medicaid, managed care, rural nursing, minority health issues, maternal and child health, alternative health, environmental health, and rural and public health policy.

A new feature of this year's conference will be the introduction of "Connecting the Power" round-table discussions. Some topics planned for this event include: health care marketing, public relations, program development, and recruitment and retention of health care professionals.

Conference sponsors include: UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Department of Family Medicine, Center for Rural Health, North Dakota AIDS Education and Training Center, Department of Community Medicine and Rural Health; UND College of Nursing; UND Resource Center on Gerontology; North Dakota Public Health Association; Altru Health System, Grand Forks; North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants, and North Dakota State University, College of Pharmacy.

For more information, contact me.

-- Dawn Botsford, Continuing Education, 777-2663, or by e-mail at dawn_botsford@mail.und.nodak.edu.




Faculty are reminded that support for instructional improvement is available through Faculty Instructional Development Grants. Grant funds may be used to purchase instructional materials (videotapes, manuals, software, CDs, etc.), and for limited amounts for travel which supports an instructional improvement project. Funds for general travel, major equipment, and salary are not available from this program. Proposals are due by the 15th of each month or, if that date falls on a weekend, the Friday prior to the 15th. Proposals for summer projects should be submitted this spring, if at all possible. Proposal guidelines are available from the Office of Instructional Development, Box 7103 or 777-3325. Contact Dan Rice, Director, for more information.

-- Keith Stenehjem, Chair, Faculty Instructional Development Committee.



The final examination for Nancie Ziemke, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, in 308 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Buber's I-Thou/I-It Construct and Gilligan's Voice of Care/Voice of Justice Construct: A Theoretical Creative Inquiry." Charles Barke (Counseling) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



The University has established a World Cultures course requirement to enable students to:

1. Gain an awareness of cultures geographically or historically different from their own;

2. Gain an awareness of a language other than their native language;

3. Foster a spirit of international understanding;

4. Understand cultural systems other than their own;

5. Address multi-cultural issues, or

6. Learn about race, gender, or ethnicity other than their own.

This requirement will be satisfied according to the following format:

1. World Cultures courses will be taken as part of the General Education Requirements.

2. Students will find the plus sign symbol (+) before each course that meets the World Culture designation.

3. A minimum of three (3) credits of the General Education Requirements must meet the World Cultures designation.

-- Student Academic Services




"Making Connections: Students, Faculty, Community" is the focus of a new faculty development grant planning effort at UND. Listed below are several areas of interest that might become the focus of such a grant. If you are doing work in these areas or know of projects already in the planning stages that might fall within the purview of this grant, we would like to hear from you.

1. Student learning communities: programs that promote collaborative learning and encourage students to make connections between the subjects they are studying. Such programs might focus on general education, on connections between general and professional education, or on connections within the major. They might take the form of course clusters, mentoring programs, cohort groups, or research groups and might incorporate technology to support student discussion groups outside the classroom.

2. Cross-disciplinary faculty development: opportunities for faculty to work together in innovative teaching situations. Such programs might include interdisciplinary study groups, integrative pedagogy workshops, or "master learner" situations.

3. University-community connections: programs that provide opportunities for students and faculty to make connections between academic knowledge and "real world" situations. Such programs might include service-learning projects, shadowing programs, faculty internships, school-business partnerships, or community advisory groups.

The Bush Planning Task Force is made up of faculty representatives from all seven undergraduate colleges and co-chaired by Dan Rice and Libby Rankin. If you have a project -- or even an idea for a project -- that is related to the general theme of the grant, please let us know by calling the Office of Instructional Development (777-3325) or sending an e-mail message to rankin@badlands.nodak.edu.

-- Libby Rankin, Director, University Writing Program.



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


Villa I Tatti Fellowships, in-residence at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy, are provided to postdoctoral scholars of any nationality for research on any aspect of the Italian Renaissance. They are normally for one academic year with a maximum stipend of $30,000. Non-stipendiary fellowships are offered for scholars with support from other sources. Contact : Director, Villa I Tatti, 617/495-8042; fax 617/495-8041; vit@vit.iris.firenze.it; http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/villa_i_tatti/. Deadline: 10/15/98.

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The Leadership Fellows Program--Long Awards provide support for persons in mid-career to enroll in academic and/or internship programs to help prepare for greater leadership responsibilities in their professions and communities. Awards have been made in such fields as architecture, business, engineering, farming, forestry, government, journalism, law, law enforcement, social work, and trade unionism, and to people with administrative responsibilities in arts, education, health and science. Eligibility is limited to residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of Wisconsin. The sponsor provides $3,400/month for 4-18 months, tuition allowance up to $17,000, and travel allowance up to $3,000. Applicants must be between 28-54 and have at least 5 years of prior work experience. Fellowships or self-designed full-time internships are awarded only for full-time study. Contact: John Archabal, Director, 612/227-0891; Bush Leadership Fellows Program, E-900 First National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. Deadline: 11/30/98.

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The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program provides grants to rural schools and health care providers so that rural Americans can access the same quality education and health care services as the rest of the nation. The program is intended to fund projects which are primarily "dynamic"; i.e., those systems which deliver critically needed educational and medical services in rural areas through structured interactive educational training and/or medical professional presence over distances. Applicants must document significant local community involvement and input in designing projects. For FY 1998, the maximum amount that will be considered for a grant is $350,000. The DLT funds capital costs of acquiring and installing telecommunications hardware located at schools, hospitals, and other eligible sites. It also funds other non-recurring capital costs of establishing a distance learning and telemedicine system. System operating expenses, including salaries, are not eligible. Contact: Jerry Brent (202-720-1025); http://www.usda.gov/rus/dlt/dlml.htm. Deadline: 6/1/98.

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Wesleyan Writers Conference Fellowships and Scholarships are available to workshop participants on a competitive basis. Applicants are judged on the basis of their promise as a writer, as shown by samples of their writing. The workshop covers such topics as: poetry, novel, short story, nonfiction, and screenplay. This year's workshop runs June 21-26, 1998. Contact: Anne Greene, Director; 860/685-3604; fax 860/347-3996; agreene@wesleyan.edu; http://www-osf.wesleyan.edu/writing/conferen.html. Deadline: 4/17/98.

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The Optimized Portable Algorithms and Application Libraries (OPAAL) Initiative for Complex Physical Simulation, Algorithms And Libraries For Virtual Prototyping And Simulation (NSF 98-64) program supports research and development of new approaches to the design and creation of efficient algorithms and optimized libraries for large-scale numerical modeling and simulation of physical phenomena arising in industrial applications. The OPAAL initiative is an opportunity for researchers in the mathematical sciences to join with other scientists and engineers in the development of innovative mathematical techniques applicable to simulation of complex physical processes. An essential component of this initiative is the development of mathematical formulations to enable automatic compilation of scalable, high perform-ance software libraries of key numerical kernels. Applications of particular interest are those having an impact on model-ing and simulation of advanced manufacturing processes and systems, especially those involving multiple scales and complex physical and chemical processes. An ideal team would include expertise in the mathematical sciences, materials processing, computer science, and engineering, and would have strong connections to industry. Major technical themes are discussed at http://web-ext2.darpa.mil/DSO/rd/Applied/OPAAL.html. Deadlines: 5/22/98 (e-mail letter of intent); 7/1/98 (Proposal).

The Research on Education Policy and Practice (REPP) program supports cultivation of a research base for implementing innovative K-16 reform strategies as well as ways of improving graduate, professional, and informal and lifelong learning. Research and development that undergird NSF's intervention in SMET education is the overarching priority. REPP integrates three Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) programs: Research on Teaching and Learning (RTL), Studies and Indicators (S&I), and Applications of Advanced Technologies (AAT). REPP will invest in a set of research priorities that advance EHR's systemic reform activities, especially as implemented through the Statewide Systemic Initiatives (SSI), Urban Systemic Initiatives (USI), Rural Systemic Initiatives (RSI), Comprehensive Partnerships in Minority Student Achievement (CPMSA), Local Systemic Change through Teacher Enhancement (LSC), and Institution-wide Reform of Undergraduate Education in SMET disciplines. Projects that support the interdisciplinary professional development of early-career researchers are especially encouraged. The average total multiyear award will be approximately $300,000. Contact: Dr. Nora Sabelli, 703/306-1651 ext.5893; fax 703/306-0434; nsabelli@nsf.gov; http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/. Deadlines: 6/1/98 (Full Proposal); 9/15/98 (Preliminary Proposal), 12/1/98 (Full Proposal).

Digital Libraries Initiative -Phase 2 (NSF 98-63). Innovative digital libraries research applications will be jointly supported by the NSF, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Library of Congress (LoC), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and others. Primary purposes are to provide leadership in research fundamental to the development of the next generation of digital libraries, to advance the use and usability of globally distributed, networked information resources, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative applications areas. The Initiative looks to stimulate partnering arrangements necessary to create next--generation operational systems in such areas as education, engineering and design, earth and space sciences, biosciences, geography, economics, and the arts and humanities. NSF expects to fund two general types of projects under this initiative: Individual investigator research grants, not to exceed $200,000/year for 1-3 years; and multi-disciplinary group research projects not to exceed $1,200,000/year for 1-5 years. Deadlines: Letters of Intent--4/15/98 (FY 1998 Competition), 2/15/99 (FY 1999 Competition). Full Proposals--7/15/98, 5/17/99. Contact: http://www.nsf.gov, http://www.darpa.mil/ito, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/dli2/, http://www.nasa.gov, http://www.neh.gov/html/guidelin/dli2.html

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Small Grants Program, Regular Grants of up to $20,000 are awarded to the scholar as an individual or on behalf of an organization for basic research. Grants are geared to seeding innovative approaches and ideas, covering specific expenses or phases of a project, and encouraging aid from other funding agencies. Support is provided for all branches of anthropology, including cultural/social anthro-pology, ethnology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics, and in closely related disciplines concerned with human origins, development, and variation. Projects employing comparative perspectives or integrating two or more subfields of anthropology are encouraged. Contact: 212/683-5000; 220 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001-7708. Deadlines: 5/1/98, 11/1/98.

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The Foundation considers high-impact philanthropic programs and projects from tax-exempt organizations. Support is focused on local and national programs in the areas of: 1) education, including academic research, programs that raise the level of educational effectiveness, innovative programs that enhance the quality of instruction, family learning opportunities, and school involvement projects; 2) human welfare, including programs for families and children in crisis, the economically or culturally disadvantaged, the physically/mentally challenged, and community development programs--programs helping those struggling with systemic effects of illiteracy, hunger, poverty, and homelessness; and 3) major initiatives, including family and work place literacy, the distribution of prepared and perishable food, and volunteerism. Applicants are encouraged to submit a concise letter (no more than two pages) outlining their proposal, goals of the project, population served, amount requested, list of committed alternate funding sources, and brief history and mission statement of the organization. A current budget, audited financial statement, annual report, and copy of the organization's IRS 501(c)(3) designation must be included. Do not send video tapes, computer disks, binders, or other bulky material. Contact: Contributions Manager, 404/828-6374, 55 Glenlake Parkway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30328. Deadline: 5/31/98 (organizations with local focus); 9/30/98 (organizations with national focus).

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Small Research Grants in Secondary Analysis in Demography/Eco. of Aging. Applications are invited to stimulate and facilitate secondary analyses of data related to the demography and economics of aging; provide support for pilot projects that could lead to subsequent applications for individual research awards; and provide support for rapid analyses of new databases for the purpose of informing the design and content of future waves. New data collection involving human subjects is not per-mitted. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for one year; grants are eligible for a single one-year no cost extension. Deadline(s): 4/1/98, 8/1/98, 12/1/98. Contact: Georgeanne E. Patmios, Behavioral & Social Research Program, 301/496-3138; fax 301/402-0051; Georgeanne_Patmios@nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov.

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Short-Term Institutional National Research Service Awards. Short-term institutional training grants (T35) are provided to institutions to develop or enhance research training opportunities for predoctoral and postdoctoral individuals interested in careers in areas of biomedical and behavioral research in fields of interest to NIH. (See programs under individual NIH agencies for detailed areas of interest.) Training activities may be no longer than 3 months in duration; grants are made for periods of up to 5 years. Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant institute or center for specific details and program guidelines (list available at ORPD). Contact: Grants Information Office, 301/435-0714, asknih@od.nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov. Deadline(s): 5/10/98, 9/10/98.

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Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Visiting Scholar Program. Applications are invited from scholars and practitioners interested in being in residence at CEW for 1-12 months to pursue research, writing, and publication interests and opportunities for collegial interaction. Areas of interest include women and leadership; women in science, mathematics, and engineering; women, education, and public policy (local, state, federal); women in academia; and women in careers. Scholars will have an opportunity to conduct their research and will be asked to prepare a working paper and/or give a seminar or talk based on this work. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., Ed.D, or J.D., etc., or have equivalent experience in a relevant field. To apply, send letter of interest, 1-2 page outline of proposed research and its relationship to your field, vitae and two references to the following address. Contact: Carol Hollenshead, Director, 330 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2289; fax 313/998-6203. Deadlines: 5/30/98 (Fall term), 7/1/98 (Winter term).

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Diet, Lifestyle and Cancer in U.S. Special Populations. Applications are invited for epidemiologic studies to elucidate causes of cancer and means of prevention in African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, Hispanics, rural, older, low income and low-literacy groups. Innovative approaches that involve inter-disciplinary collaborations of basic, behavioral or clinical researchers with epidemiologists are encouraged. Whenever possible, studies should make cost-efficient use of existing resources, such as population-based cancer registries or specimen repositories. Inquiries are encouraged, particularly during the planning phase of grant applications. Deadline(s): 6/1/98, 10/1/98, 2/1/99. Contact: Dr. A.R. Patel, 301/496-9600; fax 301/402-4279; Patela@epndce.nci.nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-98-028.html.

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




In order to be consistent with Appointment Revision Forms and have an accurate audit trail for both internal and external auditors, we have created a Request for Salary Correction form. The form should be used for all salary corrections for sponsored programs and will require the signature of the Principal Investigator and also the same signatures as an Appointment Revision Form. A copy of the form is attached to this newsletter. To receive copies of the form or to receive it in a spreadsheet format, contact Budget and Grants Administration at 777-4151. Use of the form will begin Monday, March 9. --

Budget and Grants Administration.



The Peace Studies and Women Studies offices are now located in O'Kelly Hall in the Integrated Studies area on the main floor (former Medical School library).

The new offices are Peace Studies, 135 O'Kelly Hall; Women Studies, 133A O'Kelly Hall; and Common Meeting Area, 133 O'Kelly Hall.

Regularly scheduled office hours this semester are: Peace Studies, Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m.; and Women Studies, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Both offices are open at other hours; phone either of us for times.

-- Sandra Donaldson (English and Women Studies), 777-4115 or 777-4461; Jan Kelly Moen (Sociology and Peace Studies), 777-4414.



Meritorious Service Award nomination forms and instructions for the 1998 Meritorious Service Awards have been distributed to each University employee. This spring, 10 awards for merit of $1,000 each will be presented to UND staff employees.

These awards will be given to employees in each of the following five major classification groups: Executive, Administrative, and Professional (three awards); Technical, Paraprofessional (one award); Office Clerical (three awards); Trades and Crafts (one award); and Service Employees (two awards). Eligible employees are those employed on a regular basis who are not in a probationary period. UND employees not eligible include teaching and research faculty, vice presidents, deans, and the Personnel Director. Also ineligible are Meritorious Service Award winners from the previous seven years. The deadline for nominations to be received in the UND Personnel Office is Friday, April 10. Additional nomination forms are available in Personnel Services, 313 Twamley Hall, or by contacting Cheryl Osowski in the Personnel Office at 777-4367 or via e-mail at cheryl_osowski@mail.und.nodak.edu.

The Meritorious Service Award winners are announced annually at the UND Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel. This year's ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 12, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

-- Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.



Employees and department heads are reminded of the following procedures concerning requests for disability accommodation. Requests for accommodation start with the employee. By definition a qualified employee is one who with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the employment position that such individual holds or desires and who has:

a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities (ability to perform such functions as caring for oneself, executing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning or working) of such an individual;

a record of such an impairment; or

is regarded as having an impairment.

Employee Procedure or Referral Process for ADA Reasonable Accommodation

* A qualified individual with a disability must identify the need for an accommodation with his/her supervisor. Employers need only accommodate the known limitations of a qualified individual.

* The individual requesting reasonable accommodation will fill out the "ADA Accommodation Request Form" describing the problem and assessment. Forms are available in each department, or from Personnel Services, or the Affirmative Action Office/ADA Coordinator.

* The individual requesting reasonable accommodation will then submit the form to his/her supervisor.

* The "ADA Accommodation Request Form" is to be sent to the Affirmative Action/ADA Coordinator upon completion. The Affirmative Action Office will oversee all accommodation requests.

* Medical information may be needed to determine if the employee has a disability covered by the ADA and is entitled to an accommodation, and if so, to help identify an effective accommodation. Medical inquiries related to an employee's disability and functional limitations may include consultations with the employee's disability and functional limitations may include consultations with the employee's physician and with knowledge professional sources, such as occupational and physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and organizations with expertise in adaptations for specific disabilities. All documentation will be kept confidential and separate from personnel files. The Affirmative Action Office will be the office of record for ADA related documentation.

* A meeting may be necessary to discuss the accommodation between the supervisor, ADA Coordinator, and the employee. Other individuals may be requested to attend the meeting such as a physician, appropriate health care or service provider, safety or health officer, co-workers, etc.

* Determination will be made as to whether an accommodation is needed and what accommodation can be made based on the above information.

* If an employee is exhibiting unsafe behavior, appropriate action will be taken consistent with University policies.

This information and additional material is available in the Affirmative Action Office. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments at 777-4171.

-- Sally Page, Affirmative Action Officer.



COMPUTER COURSES (Call Kara at 777-2128 to register)

"Transition to Windows 95," March 23, 25, 27 (a three-day class), 361 Upson Hall II, 1 to 3 p.m. each day.

"Explore the Web Using Netscape," March 26, 361 Upson Hall II, 1 to 3 p.m.

"Creating a Web Page with HTML," March 27, 361 Upson Hall II, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

"Quickstart - Windows 95," March 18, Computer Center Learning Lab, Room 201J, Memorial Union, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"Quickstart - Explore the Web Using Netscape," March 11, Computer Center Learning Lab, Room 201J, Memorial Union, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"Quickstart - WordPerfect 8.0 using Windows 95," March 25, Computer Center Learning Lab, Room 201J, Memorial Union, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"Mainframe Computer Usage and Printouts," March 17, 361 Upson Hall II, 9 to 11 a.m.

"Search Engines: Avoiding Road Kill on the Information Superhighway," March 9, Chester Fritz Library, Room 108, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Call Joanne Evanoff for registration or more information.)

CONFLICT RESOLUTION (Call the Conflict Resolution Center to register or get more information at 777-3664)

"Advanced Mediation Training Workshop: Beyond the Basics," March 17 and 18, Memorial Union, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

ERGONOMICS (Call Kara at 777-2128 to register)

"Office Ergonomics," March 18, Location to be announced, 9 to 10 a.m. and also 1 to 2 p.m.

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES (Call Kara at 777-2128 to register)

"Supervisor's Role with Work-Related Injuries," March 11, Location to be announced, 2 to 3 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONAL AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (Call Lynn Weiner at 777-4150 to register)

"Power Point 1," March 31, 8 Sayre Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

"Power Point 2," March 11, 8 Sayre Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

"Power Point 3," March 24, 8 Sayre Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

"MS Publisher," March 26, 8 Sayre Hall, 1 to 4 p.m.

"Digital Camera," March 10, 11 a.m. to noon; March 30, 4 to 5 p.m, 108 Sayre Hall.

"Adobe Pagemill," March 31, 8 Sayre Hall, 9 to 11 a.m.

"Slide and Flat Copy Scanning," March 23, 208 Sayre Hall, 9 to 10 a.m.

"Macromedia Director 6.0," Sessions 1,2 and 3, March 28, 108 Sayre Hall, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT (Call Norma at 777-3341 to register or for more information)

"Defensive Driving," March 11, Rural Technology Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Defensive Driving," March 25, Rural Technology Center, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Asbestos Classes -Initial Course

Contractor/Supervisor, March 16-20, Course #2919, East Grand Forks.

Project Designer, March 23-25, Course #2927, East Grand Forks.


"Leadership Workshop Series," March 30, Leadership Inspiration Center, third floor, Memorial Union, 3 to 4 p.m.

-- Jo Coutts, University Within the University, Continuing Education.



The Office of Academic Affairs has reopened the search for a Director of International Programs. The position is a full-time, 12-month position, renewable annually. A position description is below:

Director of International Programs

The University of North Dakota invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of International Programs. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Director is expected to provide leadership in the coordination of all campus international initiatives including International Services, Academic Programs Abroad, Campus programs and Events, and International Development.

The successful candidate will possess

The University of North Dakota is a dynamic, comprehensive university serving 10,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. UND is home to more than 600 international students representing 65 different countries.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin March 15, 1998, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a current resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Nominations, applications, and inquiries should be directed to:

Marlene I. Strathe, Provost
Office of the Provost
University of North Dakota
P.O. Box 8176
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8176
(701) 777-2167

UND is an EEO/AA institution.




The Chester Fritz Library hours for Spring Break are: Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, closed; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 21, closed; Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m. to midnight.

-- Patricia Berntsen, Assistant Director, Chester Fritz Library.



Spring Break hours at the Library of the Health Sciences are: Friday, March 13, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 14, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 15, closed; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 21, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m. to midnight. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 22.

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



The Spring Break schedule for the Memorial Union follows.

Lifetime Sports Center: Friday, March 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Info Center: Friday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Service Center: Friday, March 13, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Copy Stop: Friday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, closed; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Union Food Court: Friday, March 13, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Bookstore: Friday, March 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Administrative Office: Friday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Craft Center/Sign Design Studio: Friday, March 13, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, closed; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Dining Center Office Hours: Friday, March 13, closed; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Barber Shop: Friday, March 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Corner Deli: Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 22, closed.

University Learning Center: Friday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Computer Learning Lab: Friday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Building Hours: Friday, March 13, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 and March 21-22, closed.

Regular building hours start on Monday, March 23.

-- Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.



The Science in the Circle of Life summer program, a 14-day summer camp held on campus targeting seventh and eighth grade rural and minority students, is searching for energetic, enthusiastic individuals to serve as faculty mentors and counselors. Faculty mentors are integral in the implementation of program curriculum while counselors will be responsible for leading evening activities and providing guidance to camp participants. Camp participants will explore and investigate science and technology through multiple sites on campus, as well as discover information on career options in science and technology at these sites. Listed below are the staff job descriptions.

Faculty Mentor Job Description

Faculty mentors needed for summer science program July 17 through Aug. 1. Duties will include: provide and prepare lab space appropriate to your discipline; collaborate with program leaders to develop an introduction to your field; and work with a small group of students on the completion of a final investigative project. Salary: $1,000. Submit letter of application, resume, and two references to: Science in the Circle of Life, P.O. Box 5023, Grand Forks, ND 58206. Deadline: 3/15/98.

Counselor Job Description

Responsible, enthusiastic counselors needed for summer science program July 16 through Aug. 1. Prior experience working with youth programs or middle school students is necessary; prior work in a multi-cultural educational setting is preferred. Live in the UND residence halls with students and staff during the camp. On-duty during camp from 5 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. and on-call during two days of camp. Salary: $1,000. Submit letter of application, resume, transcripts, and two references to: Science in the Circle of Life, P.O. Box 5023, Grand Forks, ND 58206. Deadline: 3/25/98.

-- Adrian Benz, Director, Science in the Circle of Life Summer Camp.



Denice Schafer, a 19-year UND employee, is currently undergoing long-term cancer treatment in California. She has worked at Biomedical Research and is currently employed at the Human Nutrition Research Center. Denice is also affiliated with the Conflict Resolution Center as a center member and serves on their governing board. The Denice Schafer Benefit Account has been established at the Community National Bank for anyone who would like to make a contribution. Contributions are also being accepted at the Human Nutrition Center (in care of Laura Idso or Kay Keehr). All proceeds will go to Denice to help with expenses while undergoing this treatment.

Also a benefit bake sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, at Wal-Mart from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. We encourage everyone to come out and purchase some delicious homemade goodies and help a terrific lady at the same time. If you have any questions please call Kay Keehr at 773-2447 or Laura Idso at 795-8353.

-- Kay Keehr and Laura Idso, Human Nutrition Research Center.




The International Women's Day celebration will be held at noon Friday, March 6, at the International Centre, not at 7 p.m. as listed in the calendar.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will perform its spring Concert for Families Friday, March 6, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. In addition to the 7:30 p.m. performance, two daytime performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. have been scheduled for area schools.

The concert will feature a performance of Serge Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" narrated by local television personality Tom Szymanski and will also include performances by the Grand Forks Youth Symphony and by pianist Amanda Hahn, winner of the Symphony's 1998 Young Artists Competition. Hahn will perform the first movement of Ravel's "Piano Concerto in G."

For the second time in its three-year history, members of the Greater Grand Forks Youth Symphony will join adult musicians on the stage for a performance of Vaughan Williams' "English Folk Song Suite." The Youth Symphony will also play music from Rossini's "Barber of Seville" and the Waltz from "A Little Princess." The 50-member youth group attracts student musicians from around the district and includes players from East Grand Forks, Crookston, Kennedy, Red Lake Falls, and Thief River Falls, Minn., as well as Grand Forks and Park River, N.D.

Admission to the evening performance is $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets may be reserved by calling the Chester Fritz Box Office at 777-4090. To reserve seats for the daytime performances, call the symphony office at 777-3359. The Family Concert is made possible by a grant from the Myra Foundation. The Greater Grand Forks Youth Symphony is partially supported by Target Stores.

-- Jennifer Ettling, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, 787-6087.



The UND Concert Choir will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 216 Belmont Rd. The Choir is the University's nationally recognized mixed choir dedicated to the study and performance of the masterworks of choral literature. The group has been honored to appear at distinguished music conventions, including the 1993 and 1997 National Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. In 1994, the Choir performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, where the concert was awarded the Best Choral Performance of the Year by the Winnipeg Free Press, and in 1995 toured western Europe with critical acclaim.

The program will include historic works by Sweelinck, Bach, Kuhnau, Stanford, and Pearsall, contemporary works by Whitacre, Grau, and Knauf, and spiritual songs from America and Africa.

The conductor of the Choir is James Rodde, who has served as Director of Choral Studies since 1985. An active clinician, Dr. Rodde has conducted numerous All-State and regional honor choirs in recent years.

The public is invited to attend. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

-- Christopher Bartlette, Graduate Assistant, UND Concert Choir.



The Women's Center programs next week include a movie, "The Miracle Worker" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10; the Feast and Focus program at noon, Wednesday, March 11, "Should a Lady Ride a Bicycle"; a movie, "The Joy Luck Club," at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 11; and "Full Circle" from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12. All programs are at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl; admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

-- Donna Oltmanns, Coordinator, Women's Center.



The Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m. program at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., is "Celebrating the Culture of Norway. This evening will feature foods, artifacts, literature, music, and heritage of Norway. Please join us.

-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.



Joseph Martin Kraus' oratorio, "Der Tod Jesu (The Death of Jesus)" will be performed Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. Christopher Bartlette will lead the performance in partial fulfillment of the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at UND. All are welcome; there is no admission charge, and a reception will follow.

German composer Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792) was a contemporary of Mozart. He left law school at age 22 and began a successful musical career at the court of King Gustav III of Sweden. When he was 20, Kraus composed "Der Tod Jesu" for his hometown church. The oratorio, approximately 50 minutes long, follows the "storm and stress" style of the 18th century, with stark contrasts and melodrama.

Soloists for this performance are Kathryn Ring, soprano, Bismarck; Natascha Bach, alto, Bismarck; Allison Mickelson, alto, Pierre, S.D., and David Adams, baritone, Williston. Members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and the UND Concert Choir will also perform.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



George Seielstad, a Space Studies professor at UND, will talk about how to keep people interested in science. He will also focus on a variety of other topics, including how to prevent the romantic view of the universe from being lost, getting past the phobia of math and science so more people can become scientifically literate, and how society is affected by science as well as the exploration of the universe.

William Ambrose Littleghost, a Native American spiritual leader, will talk about the importance of storytelling to transmit values and beliefs in spiritual life. Littleghost will explain that many stories are recorded in Native American culture and they are passed on orally by storytelling. He will also compare Native American culture to Western civilization. Littleghost is a Lakota from the Spirit Nation of Fort Totten.

"Studio One" is an award-winning one-hour weekly afternoon show featuring news, weather, sports, and interviews produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on Channel 3 at 5 p.m. Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen Fridays at noon and 7 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon, as well as Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. "Studio One" also airs in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, and Minneapolis.

-- Alycia Gleave, UND Studio One Marketing Team.



Application forms for charities seeking Denim Day funding are now available at Info Center, Memorial Union; Academic Affairs, 302 Twamley Hall; CAS, Scientific Computing Center, 250 Clifford Hall; and the Medical School, Room 1101; or by calling Karen Cloud, 777-2618. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, April 8. Following the deadline, applications will be reviewed and charity selections will be made by the end of April for the following year's funds. Since the UND community represents a wide variety of beliefs and convictions, we cannot entertain requests from political, religious or pro-life/reproductive rights organizations. Help support your favorite charity by picking up an application now!

-- Charity Selection Committee.



Center for Aerospace Sciences

Steve Carpenter, Service Manager for the UND Aerospace Maintenance Department at UND, has been named the 1998 Maintenance Technician of the Year for North Dakota by the FAA's Fargo Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). He will now be considered for the FAA's Great Lakes Region Maintenance Technician of the Year award.

College of Arts and Sciences Barry Wagner and Carla Hess (Communication Sciences and Disorders) are the authors of "Supervisees' Perceptions of Supervisors' Social Power in Speech-Language Pathology," an article published in the August 1997 issue of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. . . . Carla Hess (Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Richard Landry (Educational Foundations and Research) co-authored with a graduate student "The Multicultural Competence of Student Speech-Language Clinicians," a November 1997 presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Boston. . . . Kathryn Thomasson (Chemistry) co-authored with the late Norman Kulevsky (Chemistry) and others, "Applying Statistics in the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory: Experiments with Food Dyes," Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 75, No. 2, February 1998, pp. 231-233. . . . Morten Ender (Sociology) published "The Military Family on the Information Superhighway" in Military Family Issues: The Research Digest, Vol. 2, No. 2, January 1998.

College of Business and Public Administration

Mark Langemo (Business and Vocational Education) is the author of an article, "A Touch of Filing Classification Systems" published in the February 1998 issue of Office Systems '98.

College of Nursing

Twelve undergraduate students advised by Faculty Advisor Roxanne Hurley (Adult Health Nursing) represented the UND Nursing Student Association at the North Dakota Nursing Student Association at the North Dakota Nursing Student Association (NSAND) convention in Fargo. Two UND students were elected NSAND newsletter editors and one UND student was awarded the NSAND Leadership Award. . . . Bette Ide (Nursing) has been appointed the DHHS Region 8 delegate to the Health Promotion Institute of the National Council of Aging.

School of Engineering and Mines

Monte Phillips (Civil Engineering) was recently installed as Vice President of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers at the semi-annual meeting of the Academy in Reno, Nev. He was one of four invited speakers presenting a special one-day seminar on "Forensic Engineering Tools and Techniques for the Courtroom." Phillips is a charter member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Science and the National Board of Governors of the Order of the Engineer. Phillips was appointed to a five-year term on the North Dakota Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors by Gov. Schafer and was recently elected secretary of that Board. Phillips has been an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers at the local, state, and national level, serving as national president in 1994-95. . . . B.P. Bandyopadhyay (Mechanical Engineering) has published a paper, "Efficient and Stable Grinding of Ceramics by Electrolytic In-Process Dressing (ELID)," in the Materials Processing Technology Journal, Vol. 66, p. 18, 1997.

Center for Innovation

Bruce Gjovig, Director of the Center for Innovation, was one of a handful of experts quoted in the National Business Incubation Association Review's lead article in February 1998, "A Perfect Fit: Effectively Screening Your Incubator Applicants." The article surveyed a number of business incubators nationwide to find out what screening practices are being used, and which ones are most effective.

Energy and Environmental Research Center

Tom Erickson presented a paper, "Environmental Management Technology Demonstration and Commercialization under the FETC-EERC EM Cooperative Agreement" at the Federal Energy Technology Center "Industry Partnerships to Employ Environmental Technology" Meeting in Morgantown, W. Va. . . . At the Engineering Foundation Conference in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Steve Benson was the keynote speaker and presented a paper, co-authored with Everett Sondreal, "Ash-Related Issues During Combustion and Gasification"; John Hurley presented a paper, co-authored with Bruce Folkedahl, Jan Nowok, and others, "Hot-Gas Filter Ash Characterization"; Bruce Folkedahl co-authored and presented a paper, "Viscosity Modeling of Coal Ash and Slag Using Neural Networks" and won an Engineering Foundation Conference Fellowship to attend the conference; and Chris Zygarlicke presented a paper, "Predicting Ash Behavior in Conventional Power Systems: Putting Models to Work." . . . Ted Aulich gave a presentation, co-authored with Tim Gerlach, "Development, Certification, and Commercialization of Aviation-Grade E85" at the Second International Conference on Alternative Aviation Fuels in Waco, Texas. . . . Dave Miller gave two presentations, "Subcritical Water Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection," co-authored with Steve Hawthorne, and "Extraction of Organic Pollutants with Subcritical Water," co-authored with Steve Hawthorne, Carol Grabanski, Arnaud Lagadec, and others, at the Fifth Chemical Congress of North America in Cancun. . . . At the Managing Hazardous Air Pollutants Conference in Washington, D.C., Dennis Laudal gave a presentation, co-authored with Marlys Heidt and others, "Recommended Method for Mercury Speciation Measurements in Coal Combustion Systems"; Kevin Galbreath presented a paper, co-authored with Chris Zygarlicke, Don Toman, and others, "Nickel Speciation of Residual Oil Ash"; and Wes Peck presented a paper, co-authored with Tom Erickson and John Pavlish, "Application of the Center for Air Toxic Metals (CATM) Database." . . . Dave Brekke, Jay Gunderson, and Chris Zygarlicke presented a Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course in Farmington, N.M. . . . At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Meeting in Denver, Steve Benson presented a seminar, "Inorganic Constituents in Combustion and Gasification: Air Toxics and Ash Behavior" and Michael Jones presented a seminar, "Thermal Recycling of Plastics." . . . Ed Steadman gave a presentation, co-authored with Gerald Groenewold, Dean Goebel, and others, "Decision Support for Devils Lake Water Resources Management" at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, D.C.



MARCH 1998

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

Thurs., March 5 -- ILLUSTRATED ART PRESENTATION, "Medicine Rocks," Linda Olson of the Minot State University Art Department will present a slide talk, North Dakota Museum of Art, 8 p.m.; admission is free.

Thurs., March 5 -- CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF SRI LANKA -- international students from the country of Sri Lanka will present slides, artifacts, literature, food and tea from their native country; Sri Lankan attire will also be featured; International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; everyone is welcome to this free event; call 777-4231 for more information.

Through Thurs., March 5 -- GRAND FORKS, EAST GRAND FORKS AREA HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBIT, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Thurs. through Sat., March 5-7 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, North Central Athletic Association Regionals.

Thurs. through Sat., March 5-7 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, North Central Athletic Association Regionals.


Fri., March 6 -- MEETING, Institutional Review Board, 305 Twamley Hall, 4 p.m. to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program development before Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Fri., March 6 -- GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT NOON FORUM, "Ecosystems Geography: Alternative Methods of Ecogeographic Analysis," presented by Dion Wiseman, Department of Geography at Brandon University, Manitoba, 364 Clifford Hall, noon.

Fri., March 6 -- BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Evolutionary Trajectories in Recently Established Fish Populations: Implications for Conservation," presented by Craig Stockwell of North Dakota State University, 141 Starcher Hall, noon.

Fri., March 6 -- LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) LECTURE, "Building and Flying the Magellan Spacecraft" presented by Stephen B. Johnson (Space Studies), Leonard Hall Lecture Bowl (Room 100), noon.

Fri., March 6 -- INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., noon to 1:30 p.m.; everyone is welcome; call 777-4231 for reservations; a free lunch will be provided.

Fri., March 6 -- SATELLITE BROADCAST, the Welfare Reform Academy has scheduled a series of conferences on various topics of welfare reform on the first Friday of each month, from February through June; the conferences arch 10 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER CLASS, "Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line," a five-week book study offered Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., PERC Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 to register or for more information.

Tues., March 10 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER CLASS, "Kids and Television," a two-hour seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. presented by Shaun Seymour, PERC Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 to register or for more information.

Tues., March 10 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "The Miracle Worker," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Wed., March 11 -- MOSS, NORWAY, PROGRAM, Krista Lauritzen, Director, American Norwegian Institute for Education in Moss, Norway, will discuss the Moss Program, UND International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wed., March 11 -- FEAST AND FOCUS PROGRAM, "Should A Lady Ride a Bicycle," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, noon to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Wed., March 11 -- HISTORY FOR LUNCH, "Red Cross Nursing in World War I: North Dakota Women's Response to the Call of Service" presented by Beverly Jenson; a question and discussion period follows the talk, which is open to all; bring your lunch; call David Rowley at 777-3380 for more information.

Wed., March 11 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER CLASS, "Parents Can . . . Help Their Children Do Better in School," a four-week study group offered Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m., PERC Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 to register or for more information.

Wed., March 11 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER CLASS, "Setting Limits," a five-week study group offered Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., PERC Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 to register or for more information.

Wed., March 11 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "The Joy Luck Club," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Wed. through Sat., March 11-14 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, MEN'S and WOMEN'S, National Collegiate Athletic Association II National Championships, place to be announced.

Thurs., March 12 -- DEAN'S HOUR PRESENTATION, "From Refusal of Care to Assisted Suicide: The Ethics of Decisions at the End of Life," presented by Tom Beauchamp, Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Center for Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; responder will be Allan Ingenito, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Anoka, Minn.; Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, noon; the public is invited.

Thurs., March 12 -- COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "An Intelligent Drawing Tool Based on Concepts from Speech Recognition, Computer Vision, and Optimization," presented by Bruce Maxwell (Computer Science), 106 Streibel Hall (formerly CAS II), 3 p.m.

Thurs., March 12 -- ILLUSTRATED TALK, "Whole Cloth," presented by Laurel Reuter, Director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, 8 p.m. at the Museum; Reuter will discuss how the use of cloth by artists and architects has changed the nature of art in the 20th century; lecture is free and open to the public; call 777-4195 for more information.

Thurs., March 12 -- WOMEN'S CENTER MOVIE, "Full Circle," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 12:15 to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Thurs., March 12 -- CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF NORWAY, the evening will feature foods, artifacts, literature, music, and heritage of Norway, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; everyone is welcome to this free event; call 777-4231 for more information.

Thurs., March 12 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER CLASS, "Where Do You Turn When Your Child Needs Help in School?" a lunch box special from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. presented by Linda Jenkins, PERC Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 to register or for more information.

Fri., March 13 -- TEST, Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), Ballroom, Memorial Union, 12:30 p.m.

Fri. through Sun., March 13-15 -- HOCKEY, Western Collegiate Hockey Association First Round.

Fri., March 13, through Sat., March 21 -- BASEBALL, UND at Gene Cusic Spring Collegiate Classic (10 games scheduled), Fort Myers, Fla.

Sat., March 14 -- 16th ANNUAL DAKOTA P.G.A. GOLF SEMINAR, Hyslop Sports Center, designed for players, teachers and coaches who want to improve their play or help others play better golf, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; registration fee is $50 and all proceeds will benefit the Fighting Sioux Golf Program; call 777-2155 or 772-3912 to register.

Sat., March 14, through Sat., March 21 -- FASTPITCH, UND at Fort Myers, Fla.

Sun. through Tues., March 15-17 -- 15th BIENNIAL SUMMIT CONFERENCE FOR STATE OFFICIALS, UND campus.

Mon., March 16 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER CLASS, "Sixth Grade Transition to Middle School," a one-hour seminar from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. presented by Ron Gruwell, PERC Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 to register or for more information.

Mon. through Fri., March 16-20 -- SPRING RECESS.

Tues., March 17 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD DEADLINE for clinical proposals that require subcommittee and full board review.

Tues., March 17 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER CLASS, "Raising a Daughter," presented by Cindy Peterson, this seminar meets from 7 to 9 p.m., PERC Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 to register or for more information.


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