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University Letter

May 29, 1998

Volume 35 No. 38

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 38, May 29, 1998

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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Marlene Strathe has announced her resignation effective June 30 to become Provost at Northern Colorado University. President Baker expects to name an interim Vice President and Provost in mid-June, who will serve while a national search is conducted for a permanent successor to Dr. Strathe. A number of suggestions regarding internal candidates have already been received. Dr. Baker would welcome other recommendations from the University community, if possible by Monday, June 1. He intends to consult with the Senate Executive Committee and other campus groups before announcing his decision. A search committee for the permanent position will be appointed later this summer and will begin work as soon as possible this fall.

-- Dave Vorland, Assistant to the President.



At the monthly 9 o'clock briefing May 26, President Baker discussed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Marlene Strathe's resignation, the 95 percent budget process, summer school enrollment, steam plant replacement, and some progress UND is making. Highlights of the talk follow:

-- VPAA and Provost Strathe has resigned her position to take a similar post at Northern Colorado University, effective June 30. President Baker has received some suggestions for an interim vice president. He asks that anyone with suggestions submit them by Monday, June 1.

-- The University has submitted its 95 percent budget to the State Board of Higher Education. Between now and the June Board meeting, the University will discuss reinvestment and reallocation. Priorities include salaries, infrastructure, technology, programs, and possible reinstatement of some programs on the budget cut list. Baker emphasized that not all cuts would be reinstated. The University must also shoulder an additional $1.75 million cut to cover continuation of fiscal year 99 salary increases and operating/utility increases [The total cut for the biennium will be $3.5 million, but the $1.75 million identified for the first year will also be applied to the second year]. Though there has been no definitive statement or commitment on the part of government officials, some conversations have hinted that the proposed budget for the University System will be at least 100 percent of the current budget, and could be between 104 and 108 percent. It is not certain how the total funds would be allocated within the University system, however, the Board of Higher Education has stated their intent to restore the 5 percent reduction to each institution in the same proportion it was cut. The needs based budget would be built starting at 100 percent rather than 95 percent.

-- Mark Hudson (Housing) announced that UND has successfully submitted a bid to hold the National Residence Hall Honorary, comprised of 400 institutions for the next two, and possibly three, years. The student-run group is a division of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. A UND student will act as CEO of the organization for the next two years.

-- Don Piper (Summer School) reported on preliminary Summer School enrollment. Intensive promotion efforts have paid off. Though the official count will not be available until the end of June, UND has enrolled 579 more students than last year at this time, and just 20 fewer than in 1996.

-- Alice Hoffert (Financial Aid) reported that their office has mailed award letters to prospective students two weeks ahead of other colleges. This should encourage early decisions, hopefully in UND's favor, by top students.

-- Cathy Buyarski (Student Academic Services) discussed the Getting Started freshman registration and advising program, which runs from June 17 to July 17. She encouraged everyone to be helpful and courteous to our new students and to aid in their registration and retention. Baker also asked everyone to do all they could to recruit and aid students.

-- LeRoy Sondrol (Plant Services) discussed campus flood recovery and construction, emphasizing that any campus that is building is a campus that is alive and growing. For more on campus construction, see the Construction Update article elsewhere in University Letter. Flood restoration is moving underground. Storm and sanitary sewers are being examined for plugs and possible cave-ins.

-- The 12 miles of steam distribution lines, which are used to heat and cool campus buildings, suffered severe flood damage. Insulation within the pipes became wet, and when steam was run through the lines, the insulating material boiled and disintegrated. Though the steam distribution system still works, the conduit pipes now get hot enough to melt asphalt in some cases. Safety, efficiency and cost are concerns, and the entire system needs replacement at an estimated cost of between $15 and $30 million. The University will present cost estimates for replacement and improvement to FEMA, which is expected to fund most or all of the replacement. Replacement of the entire system is expected to take between three and four years. Sondrol asked for cooperation and understanding, since the new system will be safer, more efficient, and cost less to run, thereby saving the University money.

-- Diane Nelson (Personnel) presented a new video, funded by the University Within the University program, which will be used at New Employee Orientation. The orientation program is now held every week, and every University employee, whether student, staff or faculty, is required to attend. The video may also be used for other purposes, such as employee recruitment, and may be checked out from Personnel Services in Twamley Hall. (Editor's Note: University Relations also has several copies available for loan.)

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



The new vice presidential division which will be formed July 1 by the merger of the Student Affairs Division with the Division of Continuing Education and four other departments has been named the Division of Student and Outreach Services. Robert Boyd, Dean of Continuing Education, will serve as Vice President of the Division beginning July 1. Gordon Henry, current Vice President of Student Affairs, will retire on June 30.

The Division is composed of the following units: Admissions, Campus Crisis Team, Campus Judicial Affairs, Career Counseling, Career Services, Conferences, Continuing Education, Correspondence Study, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Disability Support Services, Enrollment Services, Extended Degrees, Extension, KUND Radio, Memorial Union, Multicultural Student Services, Native American Program, NDUS Interactive Video Network, Off-Campus Centers, Student Health, Student Advocacy, Student Academic Services, Student Financial Aid, Summer Session, Television Center, TRIO Programs, UND Interactive Video Network, University Within the University, University Relations, Vice President Office Administrative and Support Staff, Women's Center, and Work Force Development.



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

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.




An Employee Assistance Program session is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. This general information session allows employees to learn what resources are available to them.

-- Desi Sporbert, Assistant Director, Personnel Services.



A farewell reception for Morten Ender, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will be held Friday, June 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. in 201 Gillette Hall. Dr. Ender has accepted a position at West Point Military Academy. The University community is invited.

-- Bonnie Espelien, Department of Sociology.



Tom Peters will lead a seminar at the Bismarck Civic Center Monday, June 8. He will speak about characteristics of individuals, organizations, and communities that will be successful in the 21st century, and what innovative shifts in thinking and actions will ensure success.

The event is free and open to the public. Communities are encouraged to form teams of individuals from public and private sectors and have them attend together.

The seminar begins at 8:15 a.m. and will adjourn at 5 p.m. Call me at 777-4266 to reserve your free ticket and to receive a list of hotels and phone numbers in Bismarck.

-- Jo Coutts, University Within the University.



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

If you have any questions regarding the Getting Started 98 Program, please contact me at 777-4706 or lisa_burger@mail.und.nodak.edu.

-- Lisa Burger, Student Academic Services.



UND will host the 1998 Earth Camp, "Future of the Water Planet," July 6-12. The camp is open to children entering the sixth through eighth grades, teachers, and parents. Teachers participating in the camp have the opportunity to earn academic credit.

During the week, participants will study the Earth's past, environmental challenges that lie ahead, water quality, the water cycle, learn to interpret geological clues, and other geological subjects. Other activities planned during the week include camping and field trips to Turtle River State Park, West Hawk Lake in Manitoba and Rushing River Provincial Park in Ontario.

The camp will be instructed by Frank Karner (Geology) and Bethany Bolles (master's degree candidate in Geology.

The cost for the week-long camp is $250 for middle school students and teachers. The fee covers all instruction, transportation, lodging, meals, and the cost of one academic credit (for teachers). Parents of students are invited to participate in the weekend field trip to Canada at a cost of $75, which includes transportation, lodging, and meals. Lodging during the week can be arranged at an additional cost. For more information, contact Dawn Botsford or Monique Clifford at the UND Office of Conference Services, 777-6401.

-- Dawn Botsford, Conference Services.




Effective immediately, students will be responsible for contacting each of their faculty members regarding their absence from class. In the past, the Student Affairs Office sent Absence Notifications to faculty informing them of a student's absence due to hospitalization, death in the family or other uncontrollable emergency. Due to recent budget reductions which resulted in decreased staff, the Student Affairs Office will no longer provide this service. Lines of communication between student and faculty will be enhanced by contact between the parties involved.

-- Lillian Elsinga, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs



Chester Fritz Library has acquired "The West," a nine-part video series by Ken Burns and Stephen Ives with the support of the University of North Dakota Cultural Awareness Committee. "The West" chronicles America's most vast region, beginning before European settlement and continuing into the 20th century. The series covers Native American tribes and their encounters with explorers and settlers, American pioneers and homesteaders, and the steady expansion of the United States across the continent. Burns and Ives made this documentary series "to demonstrate that in the often stirring story of the West, a human price was paid for every gain." In producing this video series, the Burns and Ives team tried to be "more frank about our failures and more clear-eyed about the cost of even our greatest successes." The nine episodes in the series are as follows: 1. The People; 2. Empire Upon the Trails; 3. The Speck of the Future; 4. Death Runs Riot; 5. The Grandest Enterprise Under God; 6. Fight No More Forever; 7. The Geography of Hope; 8. Ghost Dance; and 9. One Sky Above Us.

An accompanying book to this series,"The West: An Illustrated History," is also available from the library. For any further questions about the video series or the book, please contact Reference and Research Services at 777-4629.

-- Asako Yoshida, Social Sciences Bibliographer/Reference and Research Services Librarian.



"Applied Behavioral Science Review," an applied interdisciplinary journal published by JAI Press, is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on the 1997 Red River Valley flooding in the Upper Midwest. Special issue editors, Clifford Staples and Kathleen Tiemann (both Sociology), are seeking theoretically informed, empirically grounded social science research on any aspect of this disaster, including applied and policy-oriented papers.

This special issue will be published in the fall of 1999. Deadline for submission is Dec. 31, 1998. Manuscripts should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages and should be submitted in APA style on paper (three copies) and on disk (Microsoft Word). E-mail inquiries welcome (staples@badlands.nodak.edu). For information and submissions contact me.

-- Clifford Staples, Department of Sociology, Box 7136, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202 (voice 701-777-4417; fax 701-777-2468).




Copies of the national Science Foundation (NSF) Fiscal Year 1998 "Guide to Programs" have been distributed to Chairs of departments for which NSF has applicable programs. Information contained in the Guide is also available online at http://www.nsf.gov. NSF has programs in the following directorates, as well as cross directorate programs:

* Biological Sciences (includes neuroscience, molecular and cellular biosciences);

* Computer and Information Science and Engineering;

* Education and Human Resources;

* Engineering;

* Geosciences (includes atmospheric, earth and ocean sciences);

* Mathematical and Physical Sciences (includes astronomical sciences) Polar Programs;

* Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (includes international programs);

* Crosscutting Areas of Research and Education (including Faculty Early Career Development, Early Career Awards, Academic Liaison with Industry, etc.).

Call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 if you would like to receive a copy of the Guide.

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



The Coleman Foundation, Inc., has awarded a grant of $25,000 to the Center for Innovation Foundation and the College of Business and Public Administration for entrepreneurship education. The money is to be used by the college to expand its course offerings in entrepreneurship. The grant, written by Steve Moser (Management), will allow the college to offer a new course for non-business majors called "Introduction to Entrepreneurship." It will also allow the development of the state's first major and minor in entrepreneurship, and a mini MBA program for business professionals and executives.

For more information contact us.

-- Bruce Gjovig, Director, Center for Innovation, 777-3132, and Dennis Elbert, Dean, College of Business and Public Administration, 777-2135.



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


The DOE announces continuing interest in receiving applications for grants and cooperative agreements for the following programs: Basic Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Computational and Technology Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research and Energy Research Analyses. Deadline: None. Web Site: http://www.er.doe.gov/production/grants/grants.html.

Objectives of the Environmental Remediation program relate to Environmental Processes affected by energy production and use. The program develops information on physical, chemical and biological processes that cycle and transport energy-related material, particularly contaminates that arose during nuclear weapons production. Emphasis is on development of a strong basis for understanding and implementing appropriate and efficient use of bioremediation, particularly at DOE sites. The Environmental Processes program addresses global environmental change from increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The program encompasses the carbon cycle, climate modeling and diagnostics, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, ecosystem responses, and impact on resources. The role of clouds and radiation in climate prediction is a particular emphasis. Contact: Dr. Michelle S. Broido, Director, Environmental Sciences Division, 301/903-3281; fax 301/903-8519; michelle.broido@oer.doe.gov.

Objectives of Health Effects and Life Sciences Research are: 1) to create and apply new technologies and resources in mapping, sequencing, and information management for characterizing the molecular nature of the human genome; 2) to develop and support DOE national user facilities for use in fundamental structural biology; 3) to use model organisms to understand human genome organization, human gene function and control, and the functional relationships between human genes and proteins; 4) to characterize and exploit the genomes and diversity of microbes with potential relevance for energy, bioremediation, or global climate; 5) to understand and characterize the risks to human health from exposures to low levels of radiation and chemicals; 6) to develop novel technologies for high throughput determination of protein structure; and 7) to anticipate and address ethical, legal, and social implications arising from genome research. Contact: Marvin E. Frazier, Ph.D., 301/903-5468; fax 301/903-8521; marvin.frazier@oer.doe.gov; http://www.er.doe.gov/production/grants/grants.html.

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Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) funds will be used for acquisition of major equipment to augment current or develop new research capabilities to support research in technical areas of interest to the sponsor. A central purpose of the DURIP is to provide equipment to enhance research-related education. Proposals must address the impact of the equipment on the ability to educate, through research, students in disciplines important to DOD missions. Deadline: 8/20/98.

The Department of the Navy supports a variety of programs within the following departments: Information, Electronics and Surveillance; Ocean, Atmosphere, and Space; Engineering, Materials and Physical Sciences; Human Systems; Weapons, Marine Corps, and Special Programs; Corporate Programs (cross-disciplinary educational and research infrastructure programs). Proposals are sought in the $50,000-$1,000,000 range. Contact: ATTN: ONR 353 (DURIP), 703/696-4111; http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/afr/afo/edu/text/min/afrdurip.htm.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) supports many topics in the following research areas: Aerospace and Materials Sciences; Physics and Electronics; Chemistry and Life Sciences; and Mathematics and Geosciences. Contact: ATTN: NI/DURIP, 202/767-8068; http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/afr/afo/edu/text/min/afrdurip.htm.

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Commissioning Music/USA is a partnership between Meet The Composer and the National Endowment for the Arts to foster and support creation and performance of new American works in all musical styles by supporting composers and, where appropriate, librettist commissions for concert, choral, and chamber music, opera, musical theater, and works for radio and television; to guarantee multiple performances of commissioned works through co-sponsored commissions, repeat performances, and touring; to compensate composers and librettists properly for their creative work; to replenish the repertoires of chamber and symphony orchestras, opera, music-theater, and theater companies, choruses, jazz and chamber ensembles, radio, television, and solo artists; to stimulate a greater awareness of the importance of commissioning music; and to promote a wider knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music. A portion of funds in Commissioning Music/USA has been designated for commissioning early career composers. Grants range from $2,000-$30,000. Contact: Fard Johnson, Public Information Coordinator, 212/787-3601 ext. 108; mtc@meetthecomposer.org; http://www.meetthecomposer.org/. Deadlines: 6/1/98, 6/1/99.

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The Special Grant Program in The Chemical Sciences supports innovative projects and is intended to advance the science of chemistry, with the expectation that recipients will find continuing funding from other sources. However, proposals are invited in any area consistent with the Foundation's basic objectives in the chemical sciences and not covered by other Foundation programs. A partial list of past and contemplated areas of support includes development of curricular and instructional materials, encouragement of high school students and teachers, focus on emerging specialties and interdisci- plines, career refreshment or renewal, public understanding of the role of chemistry in society, institutional enhancement of education and research. Preference is given to projects that are not already embraced by substantial support from government agencies or other foundations. Proposals likely to receive favorable review and recommendation are those that are broadly adaptable outside the institution submitting the proposal or that take advantage of unusual opportunities for advancement of the chemical sciences. Deadlines: 7/15/98 (Initial Inquiry); 9/15/98 (Formal Proposal). Contact: 212/753-1760; admin@dreyfus.org; http://www.dreyfus.org/downloads.shtml.

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The AWWARF sponsors practical, applied and future-need based research for the drinking water community. The research program embraces all aspects of water supply planning and operation: analytical techniques and monitoring, storage and distribution system operations, development and maintenance of water resources, treatment technologies, health effects issues, and utility planning and management. Currently there are 15 RFPs under the program. Deadline: 7/15/98. Contact: Debbie Brink, 303/347-6109; fax 303/730-0851; dbrink@awwarf.com; http://www.awwarf.com.

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The Foundation supports research into human origins, behavior, and survival. Recent priorities have included the environments, archaeology, and human paleontology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; behavior, morphology, and ecology of the great apes and other primate species; and behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter gatherers. Advanced pre-doctoral students, as well as established scientists, are eligible for general research grants. Priority is normally given to the exploratory phase of promising new projects. Grants range from $3,000-$12,000. Contact: 415/561-4646; fax 415/561-4647; info@leakeyfoundation.org; http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/. Deadlines: 8/15/98, 1/2/99.

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Goals of the HFSP are 1) to promote, through international cooperation, basic research into the complex mechanisms of living organisms, including man, and to make the results of the research available worldwide; 2) to encourage, early in their careers, researchers who are expected to play an important role in originating and pursuing creative research; and 3) to stimulate interdisciplinary research. Areas of research eligible for support are Basic Research for the Elucidation of Brain Functions (priority areas are Elementary Processes, Perception and Cognition, Movement and Behavior, Memory and Learning, and Language and Thinking); and Basic Research for the Elucidation of Biological Functions Through Molecular Level Approaches (priority areas are Expression of Genetic Information, Morphogenesis, Molecular Recognition and Responses, and Energy Conversion). Long-Term Fellowships provide approximately $40,000/year for 1-2 years. Research Grants provide approximately $230,000/year for up to 3 years. Applicants for research grants must organize an "international research team." Team members must have a doctoral degree or equivalent research experience and an established record for independent research. Investigators under age 45 are encouraged to apply. Newly established investigators are encouraged to apply as team members, and the research groups should, where possible, include scientists early in their careers. Contact: Bureaux Europe, +33 (0)3 88 21 51 27; fax +33 (0)3 88 32 88 97; fellow@hfsp.org or info@hfsp.org; http://www.hfsp.org/. Deadline: 9/1/98.

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Airborne Particulate Matter (PM) Centers. EPA intends to support up to 5 research centers to study priority issues relating to particulate matter, specifically, exposure, dosimetry and extrapolation modeling, toxicology, and epidemiology. Centers will be funded for up to 5 years. A total of $8 million is available for the first year. EPA does not intend to make mass-mailings of this announcement. Deadline: 10/28/98. Contact: National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance, 1-800/490-9194; or Deran Pashayan, 202/564-6913; pashayan.deran@epamail.epa.gov; http://www.epa.gov/ncerqa.

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The Nonclinic ADME Studies (SOL N01DA-8-8086) RFP solicits proposals from organizations having the capability to carry out nonclinical studies for determination of absorption, tissue distribution, metabolism, and excretion of potential medications for treating drug addictions. Pharmacokinetic studies in animals, in vitro metabolism and in vitro absorption studies shall be performed. The successful offeror must indicate possession of current DEA registration for Schedule II-V substances prior to award and apply for Schedule I registration. NIDA anticipates that a 3-year incrementally funded completion-type contract with 2 one-year options plus options for additional quantities will result from this procurement. The RFP will be available electronically on or about 6/2/98, and may be accessed through the Internet at the address below. Deadline: 7/16/98. Contact: Dale Weiss, 301/443-1301; fax 301/443-7595; dw79f@nih.gov; http://www.nida.nih.gov/RFP/RFPList.html.

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The Curriculum Development Award in Genomic Research and Analysis (K07) supports the development of courses and curricula designed to train interdisciplinary scientists who combine knowledge of genomics and genetics research with expertise in computer sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering or closely related sciences. It is anticipated that these courses or curricula would be useful to students and scientists who wish to develop new conceptual approaches to genome research and analysis or organize, analyze, or interpret large data sets resulting from genomic and genetics research. Development of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level is encouraged. Awardees will be expected to develop and implement the courses or curricula in their institution. Such courses and curricula will be models transferable to other institutions in whole or in part. The project period is 3-5 years. Contact: Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D., 301/496-7531; Bettie_Graham@nih.gov; http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/. Deadlines: 6/1/98, 10/1/98, 2/01/99.

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Giving priorities are social services (including family services/planning, domestic violence), youth development and education, arts and humanities (including public broadcasting, theater, music, programs generating appreciation of diverse cultures). Grant types include capital, matching, operating, project and seed money. Contact: Sherry Koster, 612/371-2765; fax 612/371-7933. Note: Proposals should be sent to the nearest branch (Fargo). Deadline: 7/31/98.

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




Carl Zogg, retired Professor of Physiology, died Wednesday, May 20, at Altru Hospital. He was 71. Dr. Zogg was born and raised in Belleville, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army. At the University of Illinois-Urbana, he earned bachelor's (with high honors), master's and doctoral degrees. In 1963, he joined the faculty of the School of Medicine where he served on many committees and advisory boards and contributed numerous articles for publication in scientific journals. He retired in 1989.

Dr. Zogg and his wife Eljean raised six children, all of whom attended UND. Their son Dr. Brian Zogg, Albert Lea, Minn., earned the B.S. degree in Chemistry at UND in 1980 and B.S. Med. Degree from the UND School of Medicine in 1982. Other children are: Dr. Donald Zogg ( 77 B.S., Chemistry), Fargo; Dr. Jodie Christner ( 75 B.S., Physics and Chemistry), Rochester, Minn.; Carol Cox ( 79 B.S. Chemical Engineering), Loveland, Colo.; Peggy Lengemann ( 89 B.S. Electrical Engineering), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Scott Zogg ( 85 B.S., Electrical Engineering), Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

-- H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



Faculty members of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences who received awards May 9 during the commencement day luncheon were:

J. Donald Opgrande (Surgery, Fargo) received the Wayne M. Swenson, M.D., Award for Teaching Excellence.

William Newman (Internal Medicine, Fargo) and Richard Vari (Physiology, Grand Forks) each accepted the Reverend Elmer and Min West Memorial Faculty Award.

Steven Mattson (Family Medicine, Minot) was named an inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honorary scholastic society in medicine, as the school's alumnus nominee for AOA recognition. James Hanley (Internal Medicine, Fargo) was recognized as the school's faculty nominee for AOA recognition.

Ten physician-faculty were recognized for their contributions to the education of medical students.

Jon Allen (Internal Medicine, Minot), Roger Allen (Pediatrics, Minot), Walter Bro (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fargo), Jan Flattum-Riemers (Family Medicine, Beulah), Mark Ingebretson (Internal Medicine, Fargo), Terry Johnson (Neuroscience, Bismarck), Alan Kenien (Pediatrics, Fargo), Dean Midboe (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Grand Forks), Kenneth Peterson (Neuroscience, Grand Forks), and Darrell Williams (Surgery, Minot).

-- H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



Four physician-faculty members of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences have been selected to receive the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award by senior medical students at each of the school's regional campuses in Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Bismarck. They are: Jon Raymond (Family Medicine, Grand Forks), Kushal Handa (Internal Medicine, Fargo), Robert Beach (Internal Medicine, Bismarck), and Paul Olson (Family Medicine, Minot).

-- H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



Students at Thief River Falls Northland Community and Technical College will be able to learn to fly and earn college credit starting this fall quarter. UND Aerospace will teach the course and credits will be transferable to aviation programs at UND or the University of Minnesota-Crookston.

Under the new program, UND Aerospace instructors and aircraft will fly with Northland students from the Thief River Falls Airport. Ground school will be taught in the evenings from the University of Minnesota-Crookston campus via Interactive TV. UND Aerospace also provides a full range of flight training courses in Crookston as part of UMC's Agricultural Aviation degree offerings.

-- John Odegard, Dean, UND Aerospace.



Spokane Falls Community College students can now enroll in a two-year degree aviation flight program at the school. The new program is the result of a partnership between the Spokane, Wash., school and UND. The first classes start fall quarter, with some students already signed up.

In addition to providing intensive pilot training, the SFCC program allows students to transfer with full junior status to UND to continue their studies. Career options include work as commercial pilots, air traffic controllers, airport managers and other high-demand aviation specialties. While at SFCC, the students will log over 200 hours of flight time, earning their private and commercial pilot certificates with instrument and multi-engine ratings.

For more information about the Spokane Falls Community College aviation program, contact Judy Hall, (509)533-3680. For information about UND Aerospace, call UND Aerospace Student Services at 1(800)258-1525, or see the UND Aerospace website at http://www.aero.und.edu.

-- John Odegard, Dean, UND Aerospace.



Following is a synopsis of construction progress on campus. It is condensed from "Onsite," the Plant Services Construction Brief.

FLOOD RECOVERY: Restoration of the campus from flood damage is 95 percent complete. Halls in which there is still work to do include Bek, Memorial Union, Swanson, Wilkerson, Hariman and Smith Halls. Costs should not exceed original estimates. Infrastructure repair will continue over the summer. Streets and roads will be improved, and sewer systems will be jet-cleaned and scoped for clogs and cavitations that may have been caused by underground washouts. The football field drainage and turf were damaged beyond repair and will be replaced by Aug. 15. The steam distribution system was completely flooded and all pipe insulation has been damaged. The entire 12-mile system must be replaced at an estimated cost of $22 million. The repairs will take between three and four years to complete.

ABBOTT HALL: The addition and remodeling have been completed, and the new systems are being tested and certified. New electrical, plumbing, ventilation and air conditions have brought the hall up to code and allowed it to meet indoor air quality standards.

AEROSPACE SKYWALK: The skywalk connecting Clifford and Ryan Halls is about 65 percent complete and should be finished next month. The main structure of the walkway is composed of steel beams on concrete piers. This allowed construction to continue over the winter. The exterior finish and hoops will be finished soon, and glass will be installed over the next few weeks.

JOHNSTONE/HANCOCK SKYWALK AND HANCOCK/SQUIRES TUNNEL: This project began in July 1997, despite setbacks caused by flooding. The skywalk and tunnel will allow residents of Johnstone, Fulton and Smith Halls to walk from their buildings through the skywalk and tunnel to reach Squires Dining Hall. Smith Cafeteria, which flooded, will not reopen. Elevators were installed in Hancock and Johnstone Halls to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

HARRINGTON HALL: Room 260 is being remodeled, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant and matching state funds. Four new fume hoods, new lab benches and tops are being installed, and new heating, ventilation and air conditioning units will allow the laboratory to meet indoor air quality requirements. Also included in the project is the addition of a conference room, two smaller labs, and a computer room. Construction is about 60 percent complete.

OTHER CONSTRUCTION: The main tennis courts have been repaired. The practice courts will have a new overlay of asphalt by next month. The Medical School is adding five more cluster rooms for medical students; work should be completed by July. Some rooms on the third floor of Gamble Hall will be renovated; funding will be provided by a Cargill Corp. grant. The Athletic Department will move to the former Career Services area in Hyslop Sports Center. Central Dictate will move up one floor to the fourth floor of McCannel Hall. The third floor of McCannel Hall will be remodeled to accommodate TRIO Programs by the end of the year.

Elevators in Ireland and O'Kelly Halls will be modernized for ADA access later this year. Planning for the Medical School Animal Research facility will begin this summer. The Abbott/McCannel walkway project has been placed on hold; funding is being sought.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



University Within the University (U2) classes for June include:

Personnel/Payroll Procedures - June 4, 9 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

Legal Issues in Public Employment - June 10, 8 a.m. to noon, 211 Rural Technology Center.

Introduction to Windows (three-day classes) - June 2-4, 9 to 11 a.m. each day; June 9-11, 1 to 3 p.m. each day; June 15-17, 10 to noon each day.

Introduction to WordPerfect (three-day class) - June 2-4, 1 to 3 p.m. each day.

Introduction to Microsoft Word (three-day class) - June 8, 10, 12, 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Introduction to E-mail Using PINE - June 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Introduction to E-mail Using Eudora - June 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Introduction to Netscape - June 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Introduction to Access (three day class) - June 16-18, 1 to 3 p.m. each day.

Introduction to GroupWise 5.2 - June 22, 9 to 11 a.m.

Introduction to Excel (three-day class)- June 23-25, 1 to 3 p.m. each day.

Introduction to HTML - June 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Introduction to Power Point - June 30, 10 a.m. to noon.

Computer Classes are all held in 361 Upson 2.

To register for any of these classes, please contact me at 777-2128.

-- Kara Hyde, University within the University.



Through our error, e-mail directed to University Letter sent to e-mail account mness@sage.und.nodak.edu was not forwarded and read until the error was discovered last week. We have since corrected the error and made requested subscription changes. We have also addressed many of the questions and complaints, but the sheer volume of messages has made it difficult to respond to all of them. We apologize for the error and assure you it will not happen in the future. If you have questions, comments or complaints about University Letter, please send them to me at jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. Also, if you would like to suspend your subscription for the summer, please let me know.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, 777-3621.



There are some on campus who assume the Printing Center is closed or will be closing in the near future. At present this is not true and we are still in full operation. The Printing Center has a full crew and will do their best to provide the University with the same quality service which has become our trademark. Please do not hesitate to bring your projects to the Printing Center. If our status changes there will be a notice in University Letter.

-- Dic Ganyo, Manager, Printing Center.



The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching and now is a great time for computer upgrades and replacements. We have memory, additional hard drives, Zip drives, new computers and a lot more. Order early, because some systems can take two to three weeks for delivery. Contract the Computer Sales and Service Department of the University Bookstore at 777-2746.

-- Kristi Bruno, University Bookstore.



The University Bookstore currently has two part time positions available.

* Clerk I. Approximately 17.5 hours per week. Retail experience, knowledge of office products helpful. High School diploma or G.E.D. required. Must be able to stand on feet for extended periods of time and to lift up to 70 lbs.

* Cashier. Approximately 17.5 hours per week. Cash handling experience, computer spreadsheet experience, and POS experience helpful. High School diploma or G.E.D. required. Must be able to stand on feet for extended periods of time and to lift up to 70 lbs.

Apply at the University Bookstore or call Brian or Don at 777-2746.

-- Brian Cox, University Bookstore.



Every 53 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a stroke. Every 3.3 minutes, someone dies of one. Stroke, also known as brain attack, is the third leading cause of death behind diseases of the heart and cancer, and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. About 4 million families in America are now living with the effects of stroke within their household. Stroke is not solely a disease of the elderly; 28 percent of people who suffer a brain attack in a given year are under age 65.

Here are the warning signs of brain attack:

* Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body.

* Sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in one eye.

* Loss of speech, or trouble talking or understanding speech.

* Sudden, severe headache with no known or apparent cause.

* Unexplained dizziness, unsteadiness or sudden falls, especially along with any of the other listed stroke symptoms.

The moment you notice one or more of these signs, seek medical help immediately. Early detection and treatment of stroke may prevent some of its brain injury. New treatment therapies require immediate, rapid response -- within three hours of the stroke's occurrence. Stroke is not a hopeless death sentence anymore. There are many treatments and rehabilitation therapies available to help stroke survivors and their families cope and recover.

Stroke is largely preventable by practicing healthy lifestyle habits that reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke -- controlling high blood pressure, maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels, eating foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol, being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, stopping smoking and getting regular medical check-ups.

For more information about stroke and the American Heart Association, call 1-800-437-9710.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for the American Heart Association.




At the close of each fiscal year, the Controller's Office is required to prepare financial statements which properly reflect the expenditures for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, June 30. For accurate financial statement presentation we MUST charge all materials and services received by June 30, 1998, to fiscal year 1998 funds. This is true for all funds, appropriated and non-appropriated, including grants and contracts.

Payments for new subscriptions will be processed from fiscal year 98 funds until June 1, 1998. Renewals for subscriptions that expire in fiscal year 99 must be paid from fiscal year 99 funds.

For prepayments, the department should verify with the vendor that delivery will be made by June 30. This should be documented on the Purchase Requisition and/or Request for Payment. If the company does not guarantee delivery by June 30, the payment can not be made from the 1998 budget.

-- Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager, Controller's Office.




Auditions for the Grand Forks Master Chorale will take place Sunday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. in the Hughes Fine Arts Center. Because early August is vacation time for many people, interested singers have the option of arranging an earlier audition between now and August. Call Music Director Jim Rodde, 777-2814, or the Master Chorale office, 777-3376, to make an appointment.

The Master Chorale is composed of 40 to 45 singers from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. The group rehearses on Sunday evenings from late August through April for a four-concert season. In the fall, the Chorale will join several U.S. and Canadian choirs for the Winnipeg Symphony's biennial CanAm concert, performing Benjamin Britten's "Spring Symphony" and excerpts from George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." The Bach "Mass in B-Minor" is under consideration for the Chorale's spring Masterworks Concert.

-- Ruth Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.



It's been suggested that casual dress again be an option on Fridays in the summer. It's also been suggested that some guidelines be defined for "summer casual." I am pleased to let you know that we will continue with the practice of casual dress on Fridays and that I plan to refer the issue of guidelines to the newly formed Staff Senate when it holds its first meeting. In the meantime, please, no washing-the-car clothes, working-in-the-garden attire, or sunning-at-the-beach wear! Let's maintain our professional image on Fridays, as well. Thanks for your cooperation and enjoy going "casual" on Fridays.

-- Kendall Baker, President.



JUNE 1998

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

Mon., June 1, through Sun., June 7 -- GIRLS STATE, UND campus.

Mon, June 1, through Fri., July 31 -- SUMMER INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS, UND campus; contact David Marshall (English) or Stephen Marlett (800) 292-1621 or e-mail steve.marlett@sil.org for more information.

Tues. through Thurs., June 2-4 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY THREE-DAY CLASS, "Introduction to Windows," 361 Upson Hall II, 9 to 11 a.m. each day; call 777-2128 to register; also June 9-11 and June 15-17.

Tues. through Thurs., June 2-4 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY THREE-DAY CLASS, "Introduction to WordPerfect), 361 Upson Hall II, 1 to 3 p.m. each day; call 777-2128 to register.

Wed., June 3 -- 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, May 26.

Thurs., June 4 -- EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 3:30 p.m.; call Personnel Services for more information.

Thurs., June 4 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY CLASS, "Personnel/Payroll Procedures," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 to 11 a.m.; call 777-2128 to register.





Fri., June 5 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Morten Ender (Sociology), 201 Gillette Hall, 1 to 2 p.m.; Dr. Ender has accepted a position at West Point Military Academy.

Sun., June 7, through Tues., July 28 -- 43RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP AND MUSIC DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOPS, International Peace Garden; call Joseph Alme, Director, at (701) 838-8472 for more information.



Mon., June 8 -- SEMINAR, Tom Peters will lead a seminar about characteristics of individuals, organizations, and communities that will be successful in the 21st century, and what innovative shifts in thinking and actions will ensure success, Bismarck Civic Center, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.; event is free and open to the public; call 777-4266 to reserve your free ticket.

Mon., Wed. And Fri., June 8, 10, and 12 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY THREE-DAY CLASS, "Introduction to Microsoft Word," 361 Upson Hall II, 10 a.m. to noon each day; call 777-2128 to register.

Tues., June 9 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY CLASS, "Introduction to E-Mail Using PINE," 361 Upson Hall II, 10:30 a.m. to noon; call 777-2128 to register.

Tues. through Thurs., June 9-11 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY THREE-DAY CLASS, "Introduction to Windows," 361 Upson Hall II, 1 to 3 p.m. each day; call 777-2128 to register; also June 15-17.

Wed., June 10 -- UNIVERSITY WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY CLASS, "Legal Issues in Public Employment," 211 Rural Technology Center, 8 a.m. to noon; call 777-2128 to register.

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

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


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

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

Sun. And Mon., June 14-15 -- THEATRE, "Flood of Memories," by Frances Ford, North Dakota Museum of Art, 8 p.m.; call 777-4195 for information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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


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

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


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

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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