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University Letter

March 7, 1997

Volume 34 No. 27



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UNIVERSITY LETTER INDEX
UND Presents More Than $17,500 In Awards To Faculty, Departments At
   Founders Day Banquet Feb. 27
     EVENTS TO NOTE
Medical School Reception Recognizes Founders Day Honorees
Counseling Seminar Discusses Neuropsychology
"Mahatma" Gandhi Grandson To Speak At UND
     GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Proposals Invited For Purchase Of Minor Instructional Equipment
NIH IDeA Center Awards Initial Q-Grants
Applications Available For Technology Program
Applications Available For STTAR Program
ORPD Lists Funding Opportunities
     BILLBOARD
Charge Cards Must Be Presented For Departmental Purchases At Bookstore
"Regulated Waste" Requires Disposal Plan
Counseling Center Has Web Page
Spring Break Hours Listed For Chester Fritz Library, Health Sciences
   Library, Memorial Union
Purchasing, Controller's Office Set Training Session
     ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
International Centre Lists Events
"Wizard Of Oz" Rescheduled To March 15
M.F.A. Exhibition By Cuddington Opens March 17
     FYI
Report Icy Conditions To Plant Services
Second "Bunny Hut" Workshop Added
Wednesday, March 26, Is Denim Day
COSE Coffee Mugs Still Available
Participants Needed For Memory Experiments
Adult Children Of Alcoholics Sought For Research Study
UND's Workers Comp Premium Decreasese By $550,000+
     CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ATTACHMENTS:
Bookstore Special (See below)
Bookstore Charge Card Request Form
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UND Presents More Than $17,500 In Awards To Faculty, Departments At Founders
Day Banquet Feb. 27

More than $17,500 was awarded Thursday, Feb. 27, 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 114th 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: DENNIS ELBERT, Professor of Marketing, UND
Foundation/B.C. Gamble Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching; C. RAY
DIEZ, Assistant Professor of Industrial Technology, UND Foundation/McDermott
Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching; FRANCIS WHITE, Instructor in
Sociology, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Individual Excellence in
Teaching; KENNETH RUIT, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, UND
Foundation/Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional Teaching
Excellence; RICHARD CRAWFORD, Professor of Biology, UND Foundation/Thomas J.
Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research; THOMAS
ROBINSON, Professor of Mathematics and Associate Department Chair, UND
Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding
Faculty Development and Service; JEFFREY STITH, Professor of Atmospheric
Sciences, Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in
Teaching, Research/Creative Activity, and Service; DAVID HEIN, Chester Fritz
Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Department Chair,
The Sigma Xi Faculty Award for Outstanding Scientific Research; SCHOOL OF LAW,
Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Service, plaque
and $1,500; DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Fellows of the
University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, plaque and $1,500;
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for
Departmental Excellence in Teaching, plaque and $1,500.

Retirees, 25-Year Employees Also Honored

Retired and retiring faculty and staff: RICHARD BALTISBERGER, Professor of
Chemistry; DENNIS FOSSUM, Library Associate, Acquisitions, Olaf Thormodsgard
Law Library; GEORGE FREIN, Professor of Philosophy and Religion; HARRY
HOLLOWAY JR., Professor of Biology; GENE KEMPER, Associate Vice President for
Academic Affairs; MERIELJOY (MICKEY) KEMPER, Administrative Assistant,
Division of Continuing Education; FRED MacGREGOR, Director of Personnel
Services; NONA MOORE, Information Processing Operator, Center for Aerospace
Sciences; YVONNE NELSON, Administrative Assistant, Television Production
Center; JOHN OBERPRILLER, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology; DONALD OLSON,
Bibliographic Analyst, Olaf Thormodsgard Law Library; BEVERLY O'SHEA,
Assistant Director of Communication Disorders, Rehabilitation Hospital; JUTTA
PLATT, Admissions Counselor, Graduate School; DONALD PORTER, Associate
Professor of Management; PAUL RAY, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; THOMAS ROBINSON, Professor of Mathematics;
ROBERT SEABLOOM, Professor of Biology; ROBERT TAYLOR, Custodian, Plant
Services; OLIVE WEBER, Administrative Officer, TRIO Programs/Upward Bound.

Twenty-five years of service: DALE ANDERSON, Assistant Professor of Health,
Physical Education and Recreation; WALLACE BLOOM, Manager of Special Services,
Operations Division; MARILYN BOWMAN, Office and AS/400 Manager, Medical School
Practice Support, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; RAYMOND FISCHER,
Professor of Communication; ETHEL FONTAINE, Administrative Secretary,
Department of English; BETTY GARD, Head of Reference and Research Services,
Chester Fritz Library; MYRNA HAGA, Associate Professor of Social Work; HARRY
HOLLOWAY JR., Professor of Biology; GARY KELIN, Administrative Systems Manager
for the Higher Education Computing Network (HECN), Computer Center; BARBARA
LITZINGER, Associate Director of Dining Services, Operations Division; FRED
MacGREGOR, Director of Personnel Services; JAMES McKENZIE, Professor of
English; DONALD POOCHIGIAN, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion;
MICHAEL POWERS, Preventive Maintenance Inspector, Plant Services, RONALD PYNN,
Professor of Political Science and Public Administration; LINDA ROHDE,
Training and Program Development, Environmental Training Institute; CARL
WASINGER, Maintenance Worker, Plant Services; DAVID WIENER, Associate
Professor of English.
-- Peter Johnson, Media Relations Coordinator, Office of University Relations.
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EVENTS TO NOTE

Medical School Reception Recognizes Founders Day Honorees

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences invites all friends and colleagues
to a reception Friday, March 7, in recognition of its faculty and staff who
were honored at Founders Day.  The reception is at 3 p.m. in the Vennes Atrium
of the Medical School Building.

The following were recipients of faculty and departmental awards:
DR. KENNETH RUIT, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, the UND
Foundation/Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional Teaching.

DR. DAVID HEIN, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and
Toxicology and department chair, the Sigma Xi Faculty Award for Outstanding
Scientific Research.

The DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, the UND Foundation/McDermott Award for
Departmental Excellence in Teaching.

The DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, the Fellows of the
University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research.

Retiring faculty who were honored included DR. JOHN OBERPRILLER, Professor of
Anatomy and Cell Biology, and DR. PAUL RAY, Chester Fritz Distinguished
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Recognized for 25 years of service to the University was MARILYN BOWMAN,
Office and AS/400 Manager, Medical School Practice Support.

Please join us in celebrating these accomplishments. -- H. David Wilson, Dean,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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Counseling Seminar Discusses Professional Rejection

The UND Department of Counseling 565N Topics Seminar for THURSDAY, MARCH 6,
will be "Pick My Heart Up Off the Floor, Sit Right Down and Write Some More: 
Dealing With Professional Rejection."  The presenter will be Dr. Denise
Twohey, associate professor of counseling.  The seminar will run from noon to
1:30 p.m. in Montgomery Hall, Room 318. -- Linda Winter, Department of
Counseling.
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Counseling Seminar Discusses Neuropsychology

The UND Department of Counseling 565N Topics Seminar for Thursday, MARCH 13,
will be "Neuropsychology:  What Counselors and Counseling Psychologists Need
to Know."  The presenter will be Dr. Susan Hunter, assistant professor of
adult health nursing.  The seminar will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in
Montgomery Hall, Room 318. -- Linda Winter, Department of Counseling.
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"Mahatma" Gandhi Grandson To Speak At UND

Arun Gandhi, grandson of India's late spiritual leader, Mohandas K. "Mahatma"
Gandhi, will speak on "Understanding Race, Overcoming Prejudice" TUESDAY,
MARCH 25, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The program, free and open to the
public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include discussions on issues related
to non-violence. Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun Gandhi was
profoundly impacted by the experience of growing up under the apartheid
government. At the age of 12, he was sent to live with his grandfather,
India's legendary spiritual and social leader, who would spend an hour each
day with Arun, sharing stories and answering questions. A journalist, scholar
and author, Arun has just finished his fifth book, "A Testament of Truth," a
collection of The Mahatma's writings set in a contemporary context.  The
program is sponsored by the UND Multicultural Awareness Committee, a standing
committee of Student Government. -- Ben Subedi, Advisor, Multicultural
Awareness Committee.
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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

Women Studies Salon To Host Susan Griffin

Feminist writer Susan Griffin will join the next meeting of the Women Studies
Salon, set for 4 p.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 20, in the Women's Center, 305 Hamline
St.  Readings by Griffin are on reserve at the Chester Fritz Library under
"Salon"; copies are available at the Women's Center and outside the offices in
Merrifield Hall, Room 201.  For more information, contact the Women Studies
Center at 7-4115 or me at 7-2705. -- Rebecca Moore, Assistant Professor of
Philosophy and Religion.
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"Majors Fair" Set For March 24

The spring semester "Majors Fair" is set for MONDAY, MARCH 24, from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. About 150 students participated in the
fall semester Fair, exploring what 39 academic departments and Career
Counseling had to offer them. Academic departments again will have faculty
representatives on hand to answer students' questions and to discuss the
majors available. The casual atmosphere of the Fair promotes a comfortable
feeling for student participants.  The Majors Fair is designed to provide
accurate information for making academic decisions.  A large number of UND
students do not declare a major upon entrance to the University.  Many
declared students actually are interested in a number of majors and need more
information to make their final decision.  Many students change majors during
their academic years.  We wish to thank the participating academic departments
and Career Counseling; without their support, the Fair would not be possible. 
For more information, please call 7-2117. -- Janice Mostofi, Academic Advisor,
Student Academic Services.
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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Proposals Invited For Purchase Of Minor Instructional Equipment

The Faculty Instructional Development Committee announces a special call for
proposals for the purchase of minor equipment (up to $750) dedicated to
instructional use. The Committee wishes to support purchases which will
enhance or upgrade technology used for instructional purposes as well as minor
equipment which may be used in learning activities such as laboratories and
clinical settings. Applicants should use the normal grant application form,
copies of which may be obtained from the Office of Instructional Development
(phone 7-3325). Faculty are reminded that grants are available for
instructional materials such as videotapes, CD-ROM disks, software, books and
manuals. While grants for travel to conferences and workshops will continue to
be available for the rest of this fiscal year, proposals for minor equipment
and materials will receive the highest priority. Applications should be
submitted to OID by either Friday, March 14, or Tuesday, April 15. -- Dan
Rice, Director of Instructional Development.
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NIH IDeA Center Awards Initial Q-Grants

The NIH IDeA Center has awarded its first Q-grants (quick grants) to
researchers in health and behavioral sciences at North Dakota State University
and the University of North Dakota. Q-grants are available, both as small
consulting grants and seed grants, to help investigators prepare National
Institutes of Health proposals.

Jack Caldwell, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at NDSU, received a
$1,160 consulting grant with matching department funds to bring in Dr. Gustav
F. Jirikowski, Professor of Anatomy at Friedrich Schiller Medical School,
University of Jena, Germany. Dr. Gustav is a leader in research on
neuropeptide production. The molecular techniques used in laboratory rats will
be imported into Dr. Caldwell's research and  may be of interest to other
neuropharmacological, biochemical, and behavioral researchers.

Two seed grants have been awarded. Receiving a joint award at the University
of North Dakota are Joseph Plaud, Department of Psychology, and Serge von
Duvillard, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The $3,500
seed grant, plus $650 matching equipment funds from UND's Office of Research
and Program Development, will support preliminary data collection for research
concerning anxiety about resuming sexual activity in patients following
myocardial infarction.

David Wittrock, Department of Psychology at NDSU, was awarded $3,559 to
prepare a proposal which would extend his current research investigating the
role of stress and coping in the etiology of tension-type headache.

Funds are still available for NIH IDeA Center Q-grants.  Proposal reviews are
done locally, allowing for a quick turnaround on grant applications.

Instructions for application submission and review criteria can be obtained by
contacting Mark McCourt at mccourt@plains.nodak.edu (701-231-8625) or Kevin
McCaul at mccaul@badlands.nodak.edu (701-231-7072). -- Jan Orvik, for Bev
Martinson, Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University.
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Applications Available For Technology Program

The Faculty in Technology Transfer (FITT) program was established two years
ago to encourage technology transfer and interaction between business and
university faculty. Under the FITT program, faculty are eligible to work with
North Dakota companies for six to 10 weeks during the summer in technology-related areas, including product development, solving production and
technology problems, and other areas. FITT seeks to help companies address
problems that require expertise in science, engineering and mathematics. A
business does not have to be a technology company to be eligible for
assistance, but the problem of research efforts must be based in science,
engineering or mathematics.

All NDUS college and university faculty are eligible to work with North Dakota
companies for six to 10 weeks during the summer. ND EPSCoR will cost share the
faculty's salary, based on the faculty member's current salary. The business
provides a minimum of 1:1 match basis, and can elect to increase its cost
share.

Businesses wishing to participate in this program can obtain application forms
through the Center for Innovation located in the Rural Technology Center. To
receive optimal consideration, business applications should be received by
Monday, March 31. Faculty will then have an opportunity to review business
applications and respond to the ND EPSCoR stating their interest in
participating. -- Bruce Gjovig, Director, Center for Innovation, 7-3134.
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Applications Available For STTAR Program

Interaction between academic researchers and industry improves academic and
learning opportunities, and benefits businesses and the state's economy. In
response to the recognized need for improved technology transfer, North Dakota
EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) supports an
innovative program, Students in Technology Transfer and Research (STTAR).
Since the summer of 1994, the program has received an enthusiastic response,
and funding is available for up to 30 student positions for the summer of
1997.

The STTAR program encourages business/academic partnerships in technology by
hiring students in science and technology areas (engineering, industrial
technology, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, etc.).
A business enterprise does not have to be a technology company to be eligible
for assistance. However, the problem or research effort must be based in
science, engineering or mathematics.

EPSCoR-approved business applications are forwarded to North Dakota University
System (NDUS) Cooperative Education offices. Students interested in STTAR
should register with their Cooperative Education offices and follow the
student application process. Cooperative Education offices then send student
applications to participating businesses for review.
The STTAR program is administered through the combined efforts of ND EPSCoR;
the Cooperative Education offices at UND, North Dakota State University,
Mayville State University, Valley City State University, the Center for
Innovation; the Institute for Business and Industrial Development (NDSU); and
the North Dakota Small Business Development Centers (UND).

All NDUS and North Dakota resident students (upper-division) are eligible to
work with North Dakota companies for seven to 12 weeks during the summer. The
STTAR program will cost-share the student's salary. The business provides a
minimum of a one-to-one match for the student's salary. Student applications
are available in the Cooperative Education Office, 120 Hyslop Sports Center;
the application deadline is Tuesday, April 15.

Business applications are available through the Center for Innovation at the
new Rural Technology Center on the west edge of campus. Top consideration is
given to business applications received by March 31. -- Darlene Van Tour,
Director of Cooperative Education, 7-4104, and Bruce Gjovig, Director of the
Center for Innovation, 7-3134.
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ORPD Lists Funding Opportunities

Following are several research and funding opportunities. For more
information, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 7-4278.
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SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS FOR NASA'S MISSION TO PLANET EARTH
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the
solicitation of proposals for scientific investigations and activities in
support of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE) Program that will quantify
and/or improve the accuracy of geophysical measurements derived from current
satellite observations and from the initial Earth Observing System (EOS)
satellite sensors. Two types of proposals are requested by this announcement.
NASA's Global Data Integration and Validation Program, an MTPE Research and
Analysis (R&A) Program, is requesting proposals to determine the geophysical
measurement accuracies of data from current or historical research and
operational satellite sensors; to conduct studies of the time and space
variability of the derived geophysical parameters including uncertainties; and
to analyze the impacts of these uncertainties on subsequent interpretations
and applications (Type 1).
NASA's EOS Program requests proposals for investigations and activities that
will enhance, supplement and/or complement activities planned by the EOS
Instrument and Interdisciplinary Science Teams. (Commerce Business Daily,
2/28/97, PSA#1792, [MTPE] SOL NRA-97-MTPE-03).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  NASA/Headquarters Acquisition Division, Code
CW, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546.  POC James C Dodge, Scientist,
Phone (202) 358-0763, Fax (202) 358-2771, E-mail james.dodge@hq.nasa.gov or 
http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/HQ/date.html#NRA-97-MTPE-03 or URL:
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/nas/any/any/proc/any/02289708.htm.  
DEADLINE DATE: May 16, 1997
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MEDICAL RESEARCH: AIDS
Applications are being requested for grants for research on HIV prevention and
risk reduction under the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter L. Goldschmidts, Office of AIDS,
National Institute of Mental Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10-75, Rockville,
MD 20857; (301)443-7281, Fax (301)443-9719, or wgoldsch@nih.gov. 
DEADLINE: April 15, 1997
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HIGHER EDUCATION GRANTS
Preliminary applications are being sought for grants under the National
Security Education Program Institutional Grants Competition.  
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edmond J. Collier, Deputy Director, N.S.E.P.,
1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Arlington, VA 22290-2248; (703)696-1991,
collier@nsep.policy.osd.mil or see Federal Register, December 19, 1996, page
66,999.
DEADLINE: April 18, 1997
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UPCOMING DEADLINES: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

Advanced Technological Education (Brochure NSF 97-29).  Preliminary Proposals
for Centers and Projects. To promote exemplary improvement in advanced tech-
nological education within associate degree-granting institutions in
collaboration with four-year institutions, secondary schools, and industry. 
Support for curriculum development and program improvement for science and
engineering technicians who are being educated for the high-performance
workplace.  Program Deadline: April 29, 1997.  Formal proposals due October
21, 1997.

Civil and Mechanical Systems. Submission of unsolicited proposals in the
following programs: Geomechanical, Geotechnical, and Geoenvironmental Systems;
Mechanics and Materials; Surface Engineering and Tribology, Dynamic Systems
and Control; Structural Systems and Construction Processes; and Large
Structural and Building Systems.  Contact the Division of Civil and Mechanical
Systems at 703/306-1361.  Program Deadline: April 1, 1997.

Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (Brochure NSF 97-29).  To
promote comprehensive change in the undergraduate education of future teachers
by encouraging collaborative efforts among institutions and among the
faculties in the departments of mathematics, the sciences, and education. 
Program Deadline: April 1, 1997.  Formal proposal due by September 15, 1997. 
Strongly advised to submit preliminary proposal.  For further information,
contact the Division of Undergraduate Education at 703/306-1666.

Cooperative Research Programs with the Americas (Brochure NSF 96-14). 
Supports cooperative research, workshops, program planning visits, and
dissertation improvement awards to conduct research in most of the countries
in the Americas.  Target Date: May 1, 1997.  Contact the Division of
International Programs at 703/306-1706 or krbrown@nsf.gov.

Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR).  Target
Date: May 1, 1997.  Program Deadline: May 1, 1997.  Contact Dr. Sunanda Basu,
Division of Atmospheric Sciences, 703/306-1529.

Course and Curriculum Development (Brochure NSF 97-29).  Provides support to
improve the quality of courses and curricula in science, mathematics,
engineering, and technology.  Contact Division of Undergraduate Education at
703/306-1681.  Program Deadline: June 9, 1997.

Division of Atmospheric Sciences.  Supports research that requires National
Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) or university-based national facilities
for April 1-October 1, 1998.  Contact Kenneth Van Sickle, 703/306-1526. 
Target Date: June 1, 1997.

Division of Earth Sciences (NSF 96-50).  Several contact persons listed; call
ORPD for further information.  Program Deadline: June 1, 1997.

Ecological Studies (Brochure NSF 93-103).  Contact Dr. Gauis Shaver or
Dr. James Callahan for the Ecosystems Program; Dr. Penelope Firth or Dr. Taber
Allison for the Ecology Program; 703/306-1479.  Target Date: June 15, 1997.

Instructional Materials Development (Brochure NSF 95-150).  Supports the
development of instructional materials that will promote the systemic
improvement of science, mathematics, and technology instruction in grades pre-K through 12.  Materials should have a broad impact on education and make
positive, long-term changes in student learning.  Target Date: May 1, 1997. 
Formal proposals due August 15, 1997.  Contact the Division of Elementary,
Secondary, and Information Education at 703/306-1614.

Learning and Intelligent Systems (Brochure NSF 97-18).  Full proposals for
biologically related projects.  Contact Dr. Walter Wilczynski, Division of
Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, 703/306-1416, e-mail wwilczyn@nsf.gov or
for general information list@nsf.gov.  Program Deadline: May 15, 1997.

Networking and Communications Research (Brochure NSF 89-110).  Contact
Dr. Thomas Fuja or Dr. Tatsuya Suda in the Division of Networking and
Communications Research and Infrastructure, 703/306-1949, tfuja@nsf.gov or
tsuda@nsf.gov.

Research on Education, Policy and Practice (Brochure NSF 96-138).  For the
Data, Methodology, and Theory Program and in the Policy Program contact
Dr. Larry Suter at 703/306-1656.  For the Practice Program contact Dr.
Christopher Dede at 703/306-1651.  Program Deadline: June 1, 1997.  Target
date for preliminary proposals is March 15, 1997.

Small Business Innovation Research (Brochure NSF 96-67).  Contact the Division
of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation at 703/306-1390.  Program
Deadline: June 12, 1997.

Systematic and Population Biology (Brochure NSF 93-103).  Contact Dr. John
Gold, Dr. Charles O'Kelly, or Dr. James Rodman for the Systematics Program;
Dr. Elizabeth Lyons, Dr. Mark Courtney, or Dr. Lisa Brooks for the Population
Biology Program; Division of Environmental Biology, 703/306-1481.  Target
Date: June 15, 1997.

Teaching Enhancement (Brochure NSF 95-150).  To improve disciplinary and
pedagogical knowledge of teachers, administrators, and others who play a
significant role in providing quality science, mathematics, and technology
education for students in grades pre-K through 12.  Also supports projects to
implement local systemic change in science, mathematics, and technology
education in grades K-8 and mathematics education in grades 7-12.  Target
Date: April 1, 1997.  Formal proposals due September 2, 1997.  Contact the
Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Information Education at 703/306-1613.

Western European Cooperative Programs (Brochure NSF 96-14).  Supports
cooperative research, joint workshops, and dissertation research enhancement
awards involving partners in any country of Western Europe except France and
Germany (those cooperative programs have deadline of June 15; May 1 for
counterpart proposals to CNRS).  Contact Division of International Programs at
703/306-1702.  Target Date: April 1, 1997.
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FORD FOUNDATION
Grants types include conference/seminar, endowment, fellowship, general
support, loan, matching, multiyear/continuing support, professorship, project,
research, scholarship, and seed money.  Awards are made nationally and
internationally with a concentration in developing countries of Asia, Latin
America, and America.  A brief letter of inquiry is advisable before
submitting any application.

CONTACT: Barron M. Teeny, Secretary, Ford Foundation, 320 E. 43rd St., New
York, NY 10017; 202/573-500; FAX 212/599-4584.   Or http://www.fordfound.org/.

DEADLINE: None
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA) SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
The National Institute on Drug Abuse small grant program provides research
support of up to $50,000 per year (direct costs) for up to two years.  The
program accepts applications that fall within the program interest of the
NIDA.  Priority will be given to newer, less-experienced investigators;
investigators at institutions without well-developed research traditions and
resources; experienced investigators for exploratory studies that represent
significant change in research direction; and more experienced investigators
for testing new methods or techniques.  (NIH Guide, Volume 26, Number 6; PA
PAR-97-038)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact ORPD, 7-4278, or
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/nih/gen/any/proc/any/02219706.htm.
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UNIVERSITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO DEVELOP FINITE ELEMENT MODELS
FOR ROADSIDE SAFETY HARDWARE APPLICATIONS

The Federal Highway Administration is soliciting applications from educational
institutions that have ongoing programs using finite element methods for
structural analysis.  Educational institutions that are knowledgeable and
fluent in the use and application of nonlinear, contact-impact, finite element
code, DYNA3D, are of particular interest.  This assistance program involves
the development of finite element models of roadside safety structures and
models of the components and materials from which they are fabricated. 
University departments new to this program, as well as those that have
previously participated, are encouraged to apply.  (SOL DTFH61-97-X-00011,
Commerce Business Daily, 2/26/97)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: POC Jeffrey Thomas, Contract Specialist, HAM-30-!, (202)366-4226, PSA#1790, DOT, Federal Highway Administration, Office of
Acquisition Management, 400 - 7th Street, S.W., Room 4410, Washington, DC
20590.  

DEADLINE: June 15, 1997
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT AND GUIDELINES

ORPD now has NSF 97-29, the Program Announcement and Guidelines for Under-
graduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology.  This
brochure includes information on the following programs:  Advanced
Technological Education, NSF Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher
Preparation, Course and Curriculum Development, Instrumentation and Laboratory
Improvement, Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement.

If you would like a copy of this brochure, please call ORPD at 7-4278.
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CAMILLE AND HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION
The goal of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is to advance the science
of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of
improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world.  Funding is
offered through six programs: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards, Henry
Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards, New Faculty Awards, Faculty Start-Up Grants
for Undergraduate Institutions, Scholar/Fellow Program for Undergraduate
Institutions and Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Robert L. Lichter, Executive Director, Camille and
Henry Dreyfus Foundation, 555 Madison Avenue, Suite 1305, New York, NY 10022-3301; (212)753-1760.

DEADLINES: November 15 for Teacher-Scholar Awards; May 15 for New Faculty and
Faculty Start-Up; July 15 for Special Grants preliminary requests and
September 15 for final Special Grant proposals, June 30 for Scholar/Fellow
Program.

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

Charge Cards Must Be Presented For Departmental Purchases At Bookstore

Following a review of internal control procedures, Internal Auditing and the
Controller's Office advised the University Bookstore that departments must
present their Bookstore Charge Card(s) to the cashier when making purchases. 
Merchandise may not be charged to a departmental account unless the Bookstore
Charge Card is presented at the time of purchase.  New cards or additional
cards may be obtained by submitting the "Charge Card Request/Change Form,"
signed by the department head or chair.  A copy of the form is attached to
this issue of the University Letter and also is available at the Bookstore. 
If you have questions or concerns, please call 7-2746. -- Don Forbes, Manager,
University Bookstore.
*******

"Regulated Waste" Requires Disposal Plan

To ensure that "regulated waste" is disposed of properly, the Institutional
Biosafety Committee requires that all members of the University community who
generate "regulated waste" have in place a disposal plan which is in
conformity with federal regulations.  Regulated waste as defined by the
federal Government includes but is not limited to, human body fluids and
tissues, and  items contaminated with human body fluids or tissues such as
needles, syringes, and scalpels, whether generated during medical procedures,
research or teaching.  Anyone who is generating "regulated waste" within the
University and does not have a disposal plan in place or is unsure of whether
"regulated waste" is being generated by their activities or is being disposed
of properly  must contact the Safety Office. -- Barry Milavetz, Chair,
Institutional Biosafety Committee.
*******


Counseling Center Has Web Page

The University Counseling Center would like to announce that it has designed a
Web page and soon will be linked to the UND home page.  It contains
information about Center services, activities and staff.  Please feel free to
access our site at :  http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/counsel/homepage.htm --
Dawn Drake, Counseling Center.
*******

SPRING BREAK HOURS LISTED:

Chester Fritz Library:

The hours for Spring Break at the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday and
Sunday, March 8-9, closed; Monday through Friday, March 10-14, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Saturday, March 15, closed; Sunday, March 16, 1 p.m. to midnight.
Regular hours will resume Monday, March 17. -- Patricia Berntsen, Assistant
Director, Chester Fritz Library.
***

Health Sciences Library:

Spring Break hours for the Library of the Health Sciences are: Friday, March
7, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 9,
closed; Monday through Friday, March 10-14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March
15, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 16, 1 to 11 p.m.

Easter hours are: Thursday, March 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, March 28,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 30, closed.
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences.
***

Memorial Union Spring Break Schedule:

LIFETIME SPORTS CENTER: Friday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 10-14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and
March 15-16, Closed

INFO CENTER: Friday, March 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March
10-14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March 15-16,
Closed

SERVICE CENTER: Friday, March 7, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 10-14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March 15-16,
Closed

COPY STOP: Friday, March 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, through
Sunday, March 16, Closed

BURGER KING: Friday, March 7, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March
10-14, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March 15-16,
Closed

BOOKSTORE: Friday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March
10-14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March 15-16,
Closed

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: Friday, March 7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 10-14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and
March 15-16, Closed

CRAFT CENTER/SIGN DESIGN STUDIO: Friday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday, March 8, through Sunday, March 16, Closed

DINING CENTER: Friday, March 7, Closed; Monday through Friday, March 10-14, 7
a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March 15-16, Closed

BARBER SHOP: Friday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 10-14, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March
15-16, Closed

CENTENNIAL ROOM: Friday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 10-14, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March
15-16, Closed

ESPRESSO BAR: Friday, March 7, Closed; Monday through Friday, March 10-14, 7
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March 15-16, Closed

CORNER DELI: Friday, March 7, through Sunday, March 16, Closed

UNIVERSITY LEARNING CENTER: Friday, March 7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 10-14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March
8-9 and March 15-16, Closed

UNION STATION: Friday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.; Monday, March 7, through
Sunday, March 16, Closed

PASSPORT IDs: Friday, March 7, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 10-14, Noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March 15-16,
Closed

COMPUTER LEARNING LAB: Friday, March 7, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 10-14, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and
March 15-16, Closed

BUILDING HOURS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 10-14, 7
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 and March 15-16, Closed

Regular building hours begin Monday, March 17.

-- MaryAnne Lustgraaf, Director, Memorial Union.
*******

Purchasing, Controller's Office Set Training Session

The Controller's Office and the Purchasing Office will present a training
session Wednesday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to noon.  This session is for new
employees and current employees who have not attended a previous session.  The
agenda includes information from the Controller's Office, Purchasing,
Inventory Control, Surplus Property and Central Receiving.  If you are
interested in attending or would like more information, please contact me by
phone at 7-2968 or by e-mail at Allison_Peyton@mail.und.nodak.edu. -- Allison
Peyton, Controller's Office.
*******

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

International Centre Lists Events

The THURSDAY, MARCH 13, program at 7 p.m. at the International Center, 
2908 University Ave., is a spring break social gathering, featuring
international films and international snacks. Please join us. -- Sharon Rezac
Andersen, Director, International Centre, 7-4231.
*******

"Wizard Of Oz" Rescheduled To March 15

A canceled presentation of "The Wizard of Oz" has been rescheduled for
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, at 2 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.  All tickets
for the canceled March 2 show will be honored on March 15.  The March 2
performance was canceled when the van carrying cast members, caught in a snow
fog from a snowplow, slid into the median on Interstate 29 south of Fargo. 
The most serious injury among the seven cast members was a mild concussion.  A
Crookston, Minn., performance for Monday, March 3, also was canceled. -- Peter
Johnson, Media Relations Coordinator, University Relations.
*******

M.F.A. Exhibition By Cuddington Opens March 17

"Common Threads," a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Terry Cuddington, will
open with a reception MONDAY, MARCH 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hughes Fine
Arts Center Gallery.  The show will run though Thursday, March 27.  About the
works Cuddington writes, "We are modelled from a host of disparate influences
which transform and shift over time.  Consciously or unconsciously, common
threads emerge.  My work exemplifies these threads:  recurring themes ....
'Common Threads' range from reusing an image to employing the same colour
combination or technique in fabrication.  Although the subjects may appear to
be disparate, there is always a connection.  An element from one provides the
basis or impetus for the next; each contributes to my artistic repertoire but
never completes it.  Every image is another step toward an elusive goal."  The
Hughes Fine Arts Center Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for the Department of
Visual Arts.
*******

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Report Icy Conditions To Plant Services

Winter weather causes icy conditions on our parking lots, roads, and
sidewalks.  We will salt and sand to reduce the slipperiness as much as
possible.  Please report any hazardous conditions to Plant Services at 7-2591.
There are some things you can do to help reduce the risk of falling on ice.

1.  Wear boot or overshoes with gripper soles. Slick leather or rubber soles
on dress shoes are unsafe on ice.

2.  Don't walk with your hands in your pockets. This reduces your balance if
you slip on the ice.

3.  Take short to medium steps, or shuffle your feet in very icy areas.

4.  Don't carry or swing heavy loads, such as large boxes or cases, which
could cause you to lose your balance when walking.

5.  When walking, curl your toes under and walk as flatfooted as possible.

6.  Don't step on uneven surfaces. Step well over or avoid curbs with ice on
them.

7.  Place your full attention on walking. Don't allow your attention to be
divided by getting your keys out of your pocket, digging in your pocketbook
for items, etc., while walking on ice.

-- Paul Clark, Associate Director of Plant Services.
*******

Second "Bunny Hut" Workshop Added

The University Craft Center will sponsor a second "Bunny Hut" workshop SUNDAY,
MARCH 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Craft Center, third floor, Memorial Union. 
The Saturday workshop is already full.  This project will be a springtime
version of the popular "Gingerbread" workshop, using coconut for the grass,
jelly beans, frosting and graham cracker construction.  Adults are invited to
bring a child and build a hut together.  Advance registration and advance
payment are required.  Enrollment is limited to 16 participants.  The cost of
$5 per hut includes all supplies.  Call 7-3979 for more information.  The
Craft Center will be closed over the spring break period, March 8-16, but
registrations may be sent to Box 8385.  Please include your name, phone
number, payment for the number of "huts" you wish to make, and the total
number of people that will be coming. -- Bonnie Solberg, Coordinator,
University Craft Center.
*******

Wednesday, March 26, Is Denim Day

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, is Denim Day!  Dig out that Denim Day button, wear it
proudly, and know that your $1 all goes to charity.  March weather being as
variable as it is around here, "going casual" probably will be an excellent
idea.  Can't find your button?  Your building coordinator can sell you a
replacement for 50 cents. -- Patsy Nies, Office of the Vice President for
Student Affairs.
*******

COSE Coffee Mugs Still Available

A limited number of state employee mugs are still available from Council of
State Employee (COSE) members Rick Tonder, Marsha Nelson and Shelly Kain. 
These insulated teal-and-black mugs make a great gift for yourself or
co-workers at only $3.50 each.  They will fit nicely in your car cup holder
and also have a top closure to eliminate spilling on your desk.  Contact one
of the COSE members to get yours today. -- Shelly Kain (Vice President for
Finance Office), COSE.
*******

Adult Children Of Alcoholics Sought For Research Study

Adult children of alcoholics are sought for participation in research at the
Department of Psychology. Participants, who should be between the ages of 21
and 40, will be paid. If you would like to learn more, please contact me at 7-3260. -- Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology.
*******

UND's Workers Comp Premium Decreases By $550,000+

The North Dakota Workers Compensation Bureau has announced that it will lower
the 1996-97 premium for the University of North Dakota by more than half a
million dollars, thanks to UND's work in reducing workers compensation costs. 
The base premium, estimated at $1,185,353, will be reduced by $551,189, or
46.5 percent, to $634,164 for this year.  In addition, UND received a discount
of $41,341 as a result of the success of its Risk Management Program.  The
Bureau cited UND's "exceptional success" in cutting compensation costs through
training and education, improved tracking of claims, and encouraging employees
to return to work as soon as they are medically able.  In terms of claims, the
University recorded a "modern-day low of 124 claims, down over 30 percent from
the previous five-year average.  Lost time claims were also at a record low of
nine, which is down 60 percent from previous years," according to the Bureau. 
The University is in its second year working with a Risk Management Program. -- Jack Glass, Safety Director.
*******

CALENDAR OF EVENTS


MARCH 1997

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

Through Sun., April 20 -- ART EXHIBITION, Maryland artist, David Kreuger, who
creates paintings on the bizarre world of fishing as he knew it in his native
North Dakota; large painting from his Parallel Duck Hunting series owned by
the Metropolitan Museum in New York, North Dakota Museum of Art; opening
celebration is Sun., March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. with the artist giving a gallery
tour of his works; paintings by Emily Lunde will be exhibited in the small
gallery located upstairs in the museum, also opening March 2.

Through Fri., March 7 -- WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH; Events from the Women's Center
are: 
     Friday, March 7: Noon to 1 p.m., "The Sexual Politics of the Reign of
Catherine the Great" presented by David Rowley (History), Women's Center, 305
Hamline St.

Thurs., March 6 -- MEETING, University Senate, Room 7, Gamble Hall, 
4:05 p.m.

Thurs., March 6 -- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS MEETING, Lecture Bowl,
Memorial Union, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; find answers to GER questions before
students begin calling for advising appointments.

Thurs., March 6 -- "ON TEACHING" SERIES, "Increasing Active Learning" is the
topic for the Office of Instructional Development box lunch series in the
Memorial Room of the Memorial Union at noon; Patti Alleva (Law), Tom Owens
(Chemical Engineering), and Jeff Stith (Atmospheric Sciences) will report on
what works for them as they strive to increase active learning for students;
to order a complimentary box lunch, call 777-3325 before Thursday, Feb. 27.

Thurs., March 6 -- PARENTING SERIES, "Raising Careful, Confident Kids in a
Crazy World" a video presentation featuring Paula Statman, Parent Education
Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.; bring your
lunch; child care will be provided.

Thurs., March 6 -- SUMMER EMPLOYMENT for Occupational Therapists, Nursing,
Social Work, Recreation and Leisure Services majors may find employment and
defer their student loans and get college credit too; Director of Nursing at
"Camp Friendship," Annandale, Minn., and "Eden Wood," in Eden Prairie, Minn.,
will be in the main area of the Memorial Union from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to
answer questions and provide applications to those who are interested.

Thurs., March 6 -- "CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY," facilitated by
international women at UND; video on the Beijing Women's Conference will be
featured, women's stories highlighted, women's works presented, and women's
lives celebrated; an international meal will be part of this event; UND
International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; all are welcome; call 777-4231 for more information.

Thurs., March 6 -- FOR WOMEN ONLY PROGRAM, Sue Goebel from Valley Health will
lead us in a discussion of women's sexuality issues, Women's Center, 305
Hamline St., noon.

Thurs., March 6 -- ASBESTOS CLASS, Environmental Training Institute project
design refresher course (2918), Comfort Inn, Highway 2 East, East Grand Forks,
Minn.; cost is $150; call 777-3341 for more information.

Fri., March 7 -- REPORT ON UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS (DEFICIENCIES) due in the
Office of Admissions and Records by noon.

Fri., March 7 -- MEDICAL SCHOOL RECEPTION recognizes Founders Day honorees at
a reception in the Vennes Atrium of the Medical School Building at 3 p.m.;
please join us in celebrating these accomplishments.

Fri., March 7 -- FAMILY CONCERT, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra
featuring the winner of the Annual Young Artist Competition, Chester Fritz
Auditorium, 10 a.m., 1 and 7:30 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., March 7-8 --15TH ANNUAL PGA GOLF SEMINAR, Hyslop Sports Center;
designed for players, teachers and coaches who want to improve their own play
or help others play better golf; call 777-2155 for registration details.

Fri. and Sat., March 7-8 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, National Collegiate Athletic
Association Regionals.

Fri. and Sat., March 7-8 -- HOCKEY, Western Collegiate Hockey Association
First Round.

Sat., March 8, through Wed., March 12 -- BASEBALL, UND at Fort Myers, Fla.
(Spring Collegiate Baseball Classic).

Sat., March 8, through Sat., March 15 -- GOLF, WOMEN'S, UND in California
(tentative).

Sat., March 8, through Sat., March 15 -- SOFTBALL, UND at Fort Meyers, Fla.

Mon. through Fri., March 10-14 -- SPRING RECESS.

Wed. and Thurs., March 12-13 -- ADVANCED MEDIATION TRAINING WORKSHOP: BEYOND
THE BASICS SEMINAR offered by the UND Conflict Resolution Center, Memorial
Union, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days; designed for individuals with basic
mediation background to develop their knowledge and skills; call 777-3664 or
contact udcrc@badlands.nodak.edu for more information.

Wed. through Sat., March 12-15 -- SWIMMING AND DIVING, MEN'S and WOMEN'S,
National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships, San Antonio, Texas.

Thurs., March 13 -- COUNSELING TOPICS SEMINAR, "Neuropsychology: What
Counselors and Counseling Psychologists Need to Know," presented by Susan
Hunter, assistant professor of adult health nursing, 318 Montgomery Hall, noon
to 1:30 p.m.

Thurs., March 13 -- SPRING BREAK SOCIAL GATHERING featuring international
films and international snacks, UND International Centre, 2908 University
Ave., 7 p.m.; all are welcome; call 777-4231 for more information.

Thurs. and Fri., March 13-14 -- HOCKEY, Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Final Five, St. Paul, Minn.

Fri., March 14 -- MULTISTATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAM (MPRE), Room
116, Witmer Hall, 12:30 p.m.

Fri., March 14 -- FLEXCOMP CLAIMS, all receipts for medical and/or dependent
care expenses incurred from July 1, 1996, to Dec. 31, 1996, must be submitted
to the Payroll Office; call Jean at 777-4423 for more information.

Fri. and Sat., March 14-15 -- WRESTLING, National Collegiate Athletic
Association Championships, Fargo, N.D.

Sat., March 15 -- GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT), Room 116, Witmer
Hall, 8 a.m.

Sat., March 15 -- DEADLINE for students to submit applications to receive top
consideration for 1997-98 UND honor scholarships; available in the Student
Financial Aid Office, 216 Twamley Hall.

Sat., March 15 -- MUSICAL, "Wizard of Oz," Chester Fritz Auditorium, 2 p.m.;
all tickets for the canceled March 2 show will be honored.

Sat., March 15 -- SATURDAY MORNING LEGISLATIVE FORUM, Moine Gates,
Governmental Affairs chair, will moderate discussions; Grand Forks legislators
will be present to discuss legislative topics of interest to the citizens;
forum is open to the public (held every other Saturday, also Feb. 15 and March
1 and 15); City Council Chambers, third floor, City Hall, 255 Fourth St. N.,
10 a.m.

Mon., March 17 -- LEADERSHIP SERIES, "Leadership From the Swamp," presented by
Jan Zahrly, Associate Professor of Management, Leadership Inspiration Center,
third floor, Memorial Union, 3 p.m.; non-credit sessions are designed to help
students explore leadership from a variety of perspectives and develop an
understanding of themselves; sessions are free and open to the public.

Mon. through Fri., March 17-21 -- ASBESTOS CLASS, Environmental Training
Institute contractor/cupervisor initial course (2919), Comfort Inn, Highway 2
East, East Grand Forks, Minn.; cost is $400 (initial worker courses are
available at $350 per person upon demand); call 777-3341 for more information.

Mon., March 17, through Thurs., March 27 -- MFA EXHIBITION, "Common Threads,"
a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Terry Cuddington, will open with a
reception Monday, March 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hughes Fine Arts Center
Gallery.

Tues. and Thurs., March 18 and 20 -- COMPUTER CENTER TRAINING SESSION,
"WordPerfect 6.1 Windows," will teach word processing skills to assist in
producing professional-looking documents (prerequisite is Windows
proficiency), Training Room 361, Upson II; register in advance by calling
Bonnie or Shelly at 777-3171.

Tues. through Sat., March 18-22 -- 28TH ANNUAL UND WRITERS CONFERENCE,
"Writing Nature/The Nature of Writing," UND Memorial Union; featuring Bill
McKibben, Susan Griffin, Linda Hogan, Garret Hongo, Bill Morrissey, Annick
Smith, David Treuer, and several others; following is the schedule of events:
     Tuesday, March 18: Noon, Panel: "Nature and the North American West,"
Garrett Hongo, Annick Smith, and Meeka Walsh; 3 p.m., Reading, Annick Smith; 8
p.m., Reading, Garrett Hongo.
     Wednesday, March 19: Noon, Panel: "The End of Nature Debate," Garrett
Hongo, Bill McKibben, Annick Smith, and Meeka Walsh; 3 p.m., Meeka Walsh; 8
p.m., Reading, Bill McKibben.
     Thursday, March 20: Noon, Panel: "Writing Nature," Susan Griffin, Bill
McKibben, David Treuer; 3 p.m., Reading, David Treuer; 8 p.m., Linda Hogan.
     Friday, March 21: Noon, Panel: "The Nature of Writing," Susan Griffin,
Linda Hogan, Bill Morrissey, and David Treuer; 3 p.m., Reading, Bill
Morrissey; 8 p.m., Susan Griffin.
     Saturday, March 22: 8 p.m., Bill Morrissey Concert.
     All events except the Bill Morrissey Concert Saturday night are free;
related events include an exhibit of new oils by David Krueger at the North
Dakota Museum of Art; contact James McKenzie at 777-2768 for more information.

Tues., through Sat., March 18-22 -- SWIMMING AND DIVING, Speedo Junior
Championships, College Station, Texas.

Mon., March 17, through Thurs., March 27 -- MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION,
Terry Cuddington, mixed media, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Tues., March 18 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for clinical proposals
(require Subcommittee and full Board review).

Wed., March 19 -- HISTORY AND PHI ALPHA THETA BROWN BAG LUNCH SESSION, "As By
Her Trading: Indian Women in the Great Lakes Fur Trade, 1760-1840," presented
by Mary Jane Schneider, 217 Merrifield Hall, noon; bring your lunch; a
question and discussion period follows the presentation; this is the second in
a series honoring Women's History Month.

Thurs., March 20 -- CONFERENCE CALL MEETING, State Board of Higher Education.

Thurs., March 20 -- COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP), place to be
announced, 8:30 a.m. (location cannot be determined until the University
Counseling Center's move back to McCannel Hall is set).

Thurs., March 20 -- MEETING, Underrepresented Student Recruitment Committee,
305 Twamley Hall, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thurs., March 20 -- MEDICAL SCHOOL DEAN'S HOUR PRESENTATION, "The Faith
Factor: Religious Commitment and Clinical Medicine," presented by Dale
Matthews, M.D., FACP, Reed T. Keller Auditorium, Room 1350, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences, noon.

Thurs., March 20 -- PARENTING SERIES, "Lifelong Learning" presented by Dave
Godfread, director of the Adult learning Center and Community High School,
Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, 12:10 to 12:50
p.m.; bring your lunch; child care will be provided.

Thurs., March. 20 -- WOMEN STUDIES SALON, the Women Studies Program will
inaugurate this reading group to discuss selected readings by feminist
writers; called "Salon" after 19th-century meetings of intellectuals in
patrons' parlors and salons, the group meets monthly at the Women's Center,
305 Hamline St. from 4 to 5 p.m.; feminist writer Susan Griffin will join this
meeting; call 777-4115 for more information.

Thurs., March 20 -- UND WRITERS CONFERENCE, "Writing Nature/The Nature of
Writing," UND Memorial Union Ballroom, with a reception following at the UND
International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; all are welcome to meet
the authors at the reception; call 777-4231 for more information.

Thurs. through Sun., March 20-23 -- HOCKEY, National Collegiate Athletic
Association Regionals.

Fri., March 21 -- LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) LECTURE
by Erich Petersen, University of Utah (call 777-2811 for time and place).

Fri., March 21 -- ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), 305 Twamley Hall, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

Fri., March 21 -- GREEN AND WHITE DAY, President Baker has approved wearing
jeans and UND colors (men's and women's basketball NCAA Finals).

Fri. and Sat., March 21-22 -- BASEBALL, UND at Dickinson State University
(NAIA).

Sat., March 22 -- PRAXIS SERIES (Specialty Areas), Room 114, Witmer Hall, 7:30
a.m.

Sat., March 22 -- PRAXIS SERIES (PPST), Room 116, Witmer Hall, 7:30 a.m.

Sat., March 22 -- UNIVERSITY CRAFT CENTER WORKSHOP, "Bunny Hut," third floor,
Memorial Union, 2 to 4 p.m.; adults are invited to bring a child to build
these together; pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited; cost
is $5 per hut; call 777-3979 for registration information.

Sun., March 23 -- MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES, Guild Trio, violin, North Dakota
Museum of Art, UND campus, 2 p.m.; contact Madelyn at 777-4195 for performer
or ticket information.

Sun., March 23 -- UNIVERSITY CRAFT CENTER SECOND "BUNNY HUT" WORKSHOP, Craft
Center, third floor, Memorial Union, 2 to 4 p.m.; adults are invited to bring
a child and build a hut together; cost of $5 per hut includes all supplies;
call 777-3979 for more information or send registrations to Box 8385 with your
name, phone number, payment for the number of "huts" you wish to make, and the
total number of people that will be coming; the Craft Center will be closed
over spring break period, March 8-16.

Mon., March 24 -- NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING PHARMACOLOGY EXAM (NLN), place
to be announced, 10 a.m. (location cannot be determined until the University
Counseling Center's move back to McCannel Hall is set).
*******

ATTACHMENT:

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE SPECIALS - March 1997

SPECIALS INDEX:

Spring Break Cleaning - Computer Department
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Support the Sioux! - Actionwear Department
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28th Annual Writer's Conference - General Book Department
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Please Remember Your Bookstore Charge Card - University Bookstore
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March Bookstore Journal is On-line - University Bookstore
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- - - - - - U N I V E R S I T Y   B O O K S T O R E - - - - - -

SPRING BREAK CLEANING

Clearance Items -- HURRY Limited Quantities!

Epson LQ-1170, 24-pin, wide carriage, dot matrix printer
Quantity  1  $ 585

Okidata MicroLine 521, 9-pin, wide carriage, dot matrix printer  Quantity  1 
$ 475

Lexmark dual feeder for Optra and Optra+ printers
Quantity  1  $ 275

Dell 17" Monitor
Quantity  2  $ 450

Lexmark 500-sheet second drawer for Optra and Optra+ printers
Quantity  1     $ 240

CTX 15" Monitor
Quantity  1  $ 250

IBM ExecJet
Quantity  1      $ 300

Apple 14" Monitor
Quantity  1      $ 150

Apple Imagewriter II, 9-pin, dot matrix printer
Quantity  1      $ 320

IBM 360 ThinkPad Notebook Computer
Quantity  2      $ 1,199

Zenith Pentium 90 Desktop Computer with 14" Monitor
Quantity  1      $ 999

Apple P190 Notebook Computer
Quantity  1      $ 899


Other Items -- HURRY!! Limited Quantities!

Delrina WinFax Pro v4.0  $  5.00
Cheyenne ARCserve for Interactive Unix v2.0  $ 5.00
Symantec Norton Navigator for Windows 95  $ 5.00
Boca Multimedia 9600 baud modem  $ 5.00
US Robotics Sportster 14.4 baud, PCMCIA modem  $ 65.00
Cirque Glidepoint for Windows 95  $ 59.00
Berkeley Systems More After Dark for Windows      $ 5.00
Epson Tractor Unit C800191  $ 5.00
Hayes Optima 28.8 baud, PCMCIA modem with Xjack  $ 252.00
US Robotics 14.4 baud, external modem   with Personal Voice Mail  $
65.00
Borland dBase v5.0  $ 151.90
Multimedia Cloaking  $ 5.00
Microsoft Publisher Academic v2.0, 10-user pack  $ 99.00
Star Trek Klingon  $ 34.00
Star Trek Deep Space Nine  $ 23.99

Think Spring Savings!

Prices Published Mar 4, 1997
Prices Subject to Change


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Support the SIOUX!
Pick up your WCHA Adult Crews, Youth and Adult T-Shirts, and Baseball
Caps at the University Bookstore!


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The 28th Annual Writer's Conference is March 18 through March 22 this year. 
The authors that are participating in the conference are:  Annick
Smith, Susan Griffin, David Treuer, Bill McKibben, Garrett Hongo, Bill
Morrissey, Linda Hogan, and Meeka Walsh.  We have titles from each author
available in the University Bookstore's Trade Books department.
Check out our web page for a selection of these author's books and a link to
the official UND Writer's Conference home page!


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Please Remember Your Bookstore Charge Cards

Please remember, following a review of internal control procedures,
Internal Auditing and the Controller's Office have advised us that departments
must present their Bookstore Charge Card to the cashier when making a purchase
at the Bookstore.  Departments will not be allowed to charge any merchandise
to their departmental account unless they present their Bookstore Charge Card
at the time of purchase.
New/additional cards may be obtained by submitting the "Charge Card
Request / Change Form", signed by the department head/chair.  The form is
attached to this week's University Letter and also available at the
University Bookstore.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at 7-2746.

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March Bookstore Journal is On-line

Check out the latest Bookstore Journal on-line or paper copy.  We sent out the
paper copies this week to the different departments.  If you would like a copy
please call or stop by the Bookstore or check out our on-line version at our
web page (address listed below).


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The University Bookstore is located on the main floor of the Memorial
Union. We can be reached at . . .

(701) 777-2746, toll free 1-800-671-0948, or by fax at (701) 777-3410

If you are on-line, please check out our web site at . . .

http://bookstore.und.nodak.edu/bookstore/

or send us email . . .  bookstor@operations.und.nodak.edu

Have a nice day and please check out our web site!
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REMINDER! The attachments referred to are not included in the electronic
form of the University Letter. However, you will find the attachments
with the paper copy.
  
UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during the summer) and
distributed at no charge to members of the University community. It is
also available electronically through UNDInfo, the University's menu
system on the Internet. The addresses are http://www.und.nodak.edu for
World-Wide Web and uninfo.und.nodak.edu for gopher.
  
All articles submitted for publication should be labeled "University
Letter" and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic
submissions may be sent to jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. Attachments to
University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number.
University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations,
Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.
  
UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
  
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