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University Letter

November 22, 1996

Volume 34 No. 14




INDEX:
Join In The State Of Faculty Conference
Employees May Take UND Courses At Low Cost
     EVENTS TO NOTE
Biology Candidate To Present Seminar
Counseling Sets Colloquium
Economic Development Program Will Be Aired
Colloquium To Consider Algebraic Combinatorics
Two Pharmacology Candidates Will Give Seminars
Academic Subcommittee Of DETTC Sets Meeting
IRB Set To Meet Dec. 6
History To Present Brown Bag Session
     OF ACADEMIC INTEREST
Peace Studies Nominations Sought
Applications Sought For Norwegian Exchange Professorship
Guidelines Listed For Speaking-Intensive Courses
Use Random Number When Posting Grades Electronically
Bookstore Needs Spring Requisitions
Doctoral Exam Set For Two Candidates 
Learning Services Will Offer Reading Program
Non-Traditional Students Invited To Meet
     BILLBOARD
Nov. 28 Is Holiday; Holiday Hours Listed
Changes Have Been Made To Site License Program
Combine Business Card Orders For Printing
Weather Data Available On UNDInfo
     MONEY MATTERS
Financial Data Will Be Purged
     ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Cultural Events Sought For New Calendar
Collegium Musicum Sets Concert
Met Opera Auditions Set For Nov. 23
Craft Center Announces Gingerbread Workshops
Iturria Exhibition Opening Rescheduled
Women's Center Lists Programs
Theology Series Will Discuss Technology, Community
International Centre Will Celebrate Thanksgiving
Burtness To Present Play With Panel Discussions
Craft Show To Be Held
Master Chorale Continues Holiday Concert Tradition
     FYI
Denim Day Applications Available
Wednesday Is Denim Day
Festival Of Trees Will Benefit LISTEN Center
     CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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ATTACHMENTS:
Site License Purchase Form
Advent Calendars and Stocking Stuffers/UND German Club
Centennial Dining Room
Bookstore Journal
Bookstore Special Computer Sale/8X CD Rom November Special
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Join In The State Of Faculty Conference

The State of the Faculty Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, in the Memorial Union. The conference is designed to provide an occasion
for faculty from across North Dakota to gather in discussion about issues of
common interest.

The keynote speakers will include Vito Perrone, director of Teacher Education
Programs at Harvard University and a national leader in progressive education
and alternative assessment. He is well known as the founder of the New School
of Behavioral Studies at UND in the 1960s. Lloyd Omdahl, the former Lieutenant
Governor for the State of North Dakota, will also be present for discussion.
He will share challenging and interesting experiences from his background in
the political arena and as a faculty member within the North Dakota University
System.

The conference is free of charge, even the meals are free. Friday dinner,
Saturday continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration can be
taken over the telephone by calling 7-2663 or use the toll-free number, 1-800-342-8230.

For more information please contact us. -- Dawn Botsford, program coordinator,
and Kristie Hegg, program assistant, Division of Continuing Education.
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Employees May Take UND Courses At Low Cost

For just $4.17 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in one university
course per semester.  You may take up to three academic courses each calendar
year, and are granted work release time upon arrangement with your supervisor. 
You must have successfully completed your probationary period.  You can
continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills.  Staff members
can work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences
to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial
management.  The deadline for enrolling in a course is Tuesday, Dec. 31. 
Here's how to enroll:

1.  Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver
form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 7-3821) or at the
Graduate School, 414 Twamley (phone 7-2784).

2.  Choose the course you'd like to take.  Prerequisites or other factors may
affect registration.

3.  Fill out the forms and return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the
Graduate School, and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms.

4.  Return the completed waiver forms to Admissions by Tuesday, Dec. 31.

5.  Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an
"Application for Admission" form, available from the Admissions office, 205
Twamley Hall, or the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall.  There is a $25
matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled.  You may
need to file transcripts from schools that you have previously attended. 
Please note that some colleges have additional fees that cannot be waived. 
Take advantage of your $1,000 Benefit! -- Fred MacGregor, Director of
Personnel, and Alice Poehls, Director of Admissions and Records. 
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EVENTS TO NOTE

Biology Candidate To Present Seminar

Ov Slayden will present a seminar at noon Friday, Nov. 22, in 141 Starcher
Hall, as part of the interview process for the Geneticist position that is
open in the Biology Department. His title is "Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF)
Action in the Rhesus Macaque Endometrium." Dr. Slayden earned his Ph.D. in
physiology and biochemistry at Oregon State University in 1991. He is
currently a staff scientist at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center in
Beaverton. -- Colin Hughes, Assistant Professor of Biology.
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Counseling Sets Colloquium

The Department of Counseling will hold a Topic Colloquium Friday, Nov. 22,
from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 316 Montgomery Hall. Andrea Zeuerbergen will present
"Parental Left-Efficacy in Women with Depression." -- Linda Winter,
Coordinator, Topics in Counseling and Counseling Psychology Research and
Practice.
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Economic Development Program Will Be Aired

"The Economic Future of Grand Forks: Soaring to New Heights," an economic
development symposium sponsored by the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, the
Center for Innovation and the President's Office, has been video taped and
will be broadcast over UND Cable Channel 3 on Friday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m., and
Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 9:30 p.m.  -- Dave Vorland, Executive Assistant to the
President.
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Colloquium To Consider Algebraic Combinatorics

Joel Iiams (Mathematics), will present "The Fundamental Example of Algebraic
Combinatorics" at the Mathematics Department Colloquium Tuesday, Nov. 26, at
3:30 p.m. in 309 Witmer Hall. This talk will discuss a large variety of
non-trivial algebraic structures, and related combinatorial objects will be
derived from a single situation. This talk is suitable for graduate students
and advanced undergraduates. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in the
Mathematics Department Lounge, 325 Witmer Hall.
Everyone is welcome. -- Bruce Dearden, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
*******

Two Pharmacology Candidates Will Give Seminars

Beth Habecker, presently at the National Institute of Health, will present
"Neuron-Target Interactions in Synapse Formation," Monday, Dec. 2, from 9 to
10 a.m. in 5520 School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Anil K. Jaiswal, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center, will present "Oxidative
Stress: Regulation and Role of NAD(P)H Quinone Oxidoreductases," on Friday,
Dec. 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. in 5520  School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
-- Paul Epstein, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
*******

Academic Subcommittee Of DETTC Sets Meeting

The Academic Subcommittee of the Distance Education through Telecommunication
Committee will meet Thursday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to noon in 17 Swanson Hall.
The agenda for this meeting follows:

1.   Election of officers
2.   Copyrights and fair use issues
3.   Form ideas

This meeting is being held prior to the Instructional Development sponsored
lunch which is scheduled at noon in 17 Swanson Hall the same day. The topic of
discussion at the luncheon will be Distance Education. All faculty are welcome
to attend. However, if you plan to attend the luncheon, please call
Instructional Development at 7-3325 so they can order a box lunch for you. --
Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
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IRB Set To Meet Dec. 6

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in 305
Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of
Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Nov. 26.  Proposals received
later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.  

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcom-
mittee before being brought to the full Board.  Proposals for these projects
are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after
the meeting.-- F. R. Ferraro (Psychology), Chair, Institutional Review Board.
*******

History To Present Brown Bag Session

The History Department and Phi Alpha Theta will present a brown-bag lunch
session on Friday, Dec. 6, at noon in 217 Merrifield Hall. Anne Kelsch,
temporary associate professor of History, will present "British Conservatism
and the Empire: Observations on the Edwardian Age." Bring your lunch. There
will be a question and discussion period following Dr. Kelsch's presentation,
which is open to all. For more information please contact me at 7-3380. --
David Rowley, Associate Professor of History.
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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

Peace Studies Nominations Sought

Each semester, the Center for Peace Studies invites nominations for new 
members.  Currently, 40 faculty from seven UND schools and colleges and  18
departments are members of the Center.  The faculty supervise the 
interdisciplinary program that includes an undergraduate major in the  College
of Arts and Sciences.  Membership may, but does not necessarily  include,
teaching additional courses (please see pages 137-138 in the  Catalog).

The faculty recognizes its responsibilities to:

*    Encourage research on issues related to peace, conflict, justice, and
global security and on methods of non-violent social change and conflict
resolution;

*    Encourage curricular developments which would better prepare all
students to assume the role of responsible citizens in formulating or judging
public policies which bear directly on issues of peace and war;

*    Develop a program of studies at the undergraduate level for students who
wish to pursue an academic major in peace studies;

*    Promote informational programs to help the general public become better
informed on issues of peace and war.

Any UND faculty or staff member interested in the Center for Peace Studies and
its programs, including adjunct faculty status, may contact me. The deadline
for nominations is Friday, Dec. 6.  Candidates  will be presented to the Peace
Studies faculty at their December meeting.

-- Janet Kelly Moen (Sociology), Peace Studies Coordinator, phone 7-4414, Box
7136, or jamoen@badlands.nodak.edu.
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Professorship Available In Norway

Applications from interested UND professors contemplating leaves for next year
are sought for the 1998 Ostfoldakademiet Professorship. This UND faculty
member teaches two courses at Ostfoldakademiet, Moss, Norway, in the spring
semester. Courses are taught using English and normally are numbered in the
200-300 range (i.e. sophomore or junior level, although other courses are
possible). The semester runs from late January through the middle of May. Help
in orientation and housing is offered through Ostfoldakademiet.

Ostfoldakademiet is a one-year tertiary academy approximately one hour south
of Oslo on the island of Jeloy. Norwegian high school graduates complete their
first year of university there prior to attending UND; UND students are able
to spend a semester or academic year there taking courses in various subjects.

D. Scott Lowe (Philosophy and Religion) will be the 1997 professor. Curtis
Stofferahn (1996) and Janet Moen (1995) (both Sociology) are the most recent
Ostfoldakademiet professors.

Interested persons should submit a current resume and syllabi for the proposed
two courses. Final selection is dependent upon the approval of the faculty
member's college dean; a letter from your dean will enhance your application.
Final selection will be made by the Ostfoldakademiet Professor Selection
Committee. Complete applications should be sent to: Thomas Rand, Associate
Dean of Arts and Sciences, Box 8038, no later than Dec. 15. Inquiries about
the position can be directed to either of the former Ostfoldakademiet
professors or to me at 7-3301 or Box 7109. -- David Marshall, Director of
International Programs.
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Guidelines Listed For Speaking-Intensive Courses

The following are guidelines for Speaking-Intensive (O) Courses to fulfill the
third part of the General Education Communications Requirement.
Speaking-intensive (O) courses are courses in any discipline, and at any
level, that make instruction in the principles, preparation, and practice of
oral presentation a central part of the learning process. Compared to other
courses which include oral presentation, speaking-intensive courses will
generally involve:
     
-  significantly more oral presentation to a group audience;

-  more attention to oral presentation on the part of the instructor;

-  more opportunities for students to work on oral presentation skills in
conjunction with their normal course work.

Amount of Oral Presentation
Students in O courses are expected to develop and deliver oral presentations
on a regular basis, producing individual presentations totaling at least 10
minutes per credit hour. The presentations may be of an instructional,
expository, or persuasive character, and they must incorporate research
material obtained and/or developed by the student for individual oral
presentation.

Instructional Strategies
Speaking-intensive courses include instruction in oral expression through
activities that promote student learning and critical thinking skills.
Examples of such activities include the impromptu practice of oral
presentation, preparation and revision of oral presentations, identification
and promotion of ethical goals appropriate to communication, exercises in
audience analysis and adaptation, assignments on the selection and use of
supporting evidence from authoritative sources, and activities that illustrate
how different cultural variables influence styles and patterns of oral
presentation.

Syllabus Documentation
To ensure that students are aware of the special requirements of O courses,
the syllabus and course documentation should specify:
     
-  why oral presentation is central to the course;
-  how much oral presentation will be required;
-  how oral presentation will be used in assessing the course grade.

Recommendations and Procedures

1.   Because speaking-intensive courses are also response- or grading-intensive, 
the optimum size for such classes is 20 students or fewer.

2.   Instructors proposing a course for O status should provide a copy of the
syllabus along with a cover sheet that explains how the course falls within
the guidelines listed above. Proposals should be sent to the committee
secretary as listed below. 

-- Mary Bergstrom (Admissions and Records), Secretary, General Education
Requirements Committee, Box 8357.
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Use Random Number When Posting Grades Electronically

Electronic posting of grades using the NAID or Social Security Number is
inappropriate because it violates a student's right to privacy, as defined in
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, North Dakota State Board of
Higher Education policy, and University policy. All faculty are reminded to
use a randomly assigned number to post grades for students electronically or
in traditional ways. -- Alice Poehls, Director of Admissions and Records.
*******

Bookstore Needs Spring Requisitions

The Bookstore needs spring book requisitions from faculty in order to give
students more money for the books they sell at buyback, Dec. 13-20. Students
receive 50 percent of the new book price for needed quantities on titles
faculty have requisitioned for spring. Books not requisitioned are bought by
the used book company at current wholesale price, which is usually less than
30 percent of the new book price. We currently have 70 percent of
requisitions. Spring requisitions received by Friday, Dec. 6, will enable the
Bookstore to give more buyback dollars to students. We appreciate your
support. -- Leela Hier, Assistant Manager, University Bookstore.
*******

Doctoral Exam Set For Two Candidates
The final examination for Sheila Ann Yarbrough, a candidate for the Ph.D.
degree with a major in Educational Administration, is set for 11 a.m. Monday,
Dec. 2, in 208 Education Building. The dissertation title is "Perceptions of
the Decision-Making Process Used by Rural High School Students in Regard to
Higher Education."

The final examination for Kee Kong Tan, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with
a major in Teaching and Learning: Research Methodologies, is set for 7 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, in 208 Education Building. The dissertation title is "The
Construct Validation of an Instrument to Measure Total Quality Management in
Higher Education."

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend. -- Harvey Knull, Dean,
Graduate School.
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Learning Services Will Offer Reading Program

The University Learning Center will offer two sections of a reading
enhancement course for the spring semester. The course, titled "Rapid Reading
Program," will be S/U graded, for one credit. Section one meets Tuesdays, noon
to 1 p.m., 201K Memorial Union, call no. 68292; and section two meets
Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., 201K Memorial Union, call no. 68306. For more
information, contact the University Learning Center at 7-4406. The following
is a brief course description:

"In this course, students will develop reading skills that will enable them to
read more efficiently and effectively across the college curriculum. Students
will practice these skills during class time through reading exercises and
drills. Outside of the class, students will be required to enhance their
vocabulary by using a college level computerized tutorial available in the
University Learning Center." -- Andy Freeman, Learning Specialist, University
Learning Center.
*******

Non-Traditional Students Invited To Meet

Faculty are asked to announce that a meeting for non-traditional students will
take place Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the
Memorial Union. The purpose of this meeting is to identify the needs of 
non-traditional students on campus and to explore the possibility of establishing
a student organization. For more information, call Cynthia at 7-4076. --
Cynthia Thompson, Coordinator of Leadership Development and Programming.
*******

BILLBOARD

Nov. 28 Is Holiday

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Thursday, Nov.
28, will be observed as Thanksgiving Day by faculty and staff members of the
University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be
required to work on this holiday. -- Marlene Strathe, Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Provost, and Fred MacGregor, Director, Personnel
Services.
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Chester Fritz Library:

The Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for Thanksgiving are: Wednesday,
Nov. 27, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving), closed;
Friday, Nov. 29, resume regular hours. -- Patricia Berntsen, Assistant
Director, Chester Fritz Library.
*******

Health Sciences Library:
Hours for the Library of the Health Sciences during the Thanksgiving holiday
are: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 28, closed;
Friday, Nov. 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 30, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday,
Dec. 1, 1 to 11 p.m. -- Judy Rieke, Assistant Director, Library of the Health
Sciences.
*******

Law Library:

The Law Library hours for the Thanksgiving holiday are as follows:
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 28, closed; Friday,
Nov. 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday,
Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. -- Rhonda Schwartz, Assistant Director & Head of
Public Services, Thormodsgard Law Library.
*******

Computer Center:

The Computer Center will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at midnight
Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will reopen at midnight  Thursday, Nov. 28. -- Nadine
Kotowicz, Operations Manager, Computer Center.
*******

Memorial Union:

The Memorial Union Thanksgiving vacation schedule follows: 

Wednesday, Nov. 27 -- Lifetime Sports Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Info Center, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Copy Stop, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m.; Burger King, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bookstore, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Administrative Office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Craft Center/Sign and Design
Studio, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Dining Center, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Barber Shop,
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Centennial Room, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Espresso Bar, 7
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Corner Deli, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; University Learning
Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Union Station, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Passport IDs,
8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Computer Learning Lab, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Building
Hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 28 -- The Memorial Union and all its facilities will be closed
Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, Nov. 29 -- Lifetime Sports Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Info Center and
Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Burger King, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
Bookstore, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Administrative Office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Barber Shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; University Learning Center, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Computer Learning Lab, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Building Hours, 7 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; all other offices/areas, closed.

Saturday, Nov. 30 -- Lifetime Sports Center, Info Center, and Service Center,
noon to 5 p.m.; Computer Learning Lab, 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Building Hours,
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; all other offices/areas, closed.

Sunday, Dec. 1 -- Lifetime Sports Center, Info Center, and Service Center,
noon to 5 p.m.; Burger King, noon to 5:30 p.m.; Computer Learning Lab, noon to
5:45 p.m.; Building Hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; all other offices/areas, closed.
-- Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.
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Changes Have Been Made To Site License Program

The UND Site License program is taking on a new look along with the new vendor
agreements. The current price list is available via the World Wide Web on the
Computer Center home page (http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC). Those
departments without access to the World Wide Web may call the Computer Center
(7-3171) to request a current price list.

The Site License Request form has been revised and is attached to this
University Letter. Departments are urged to reproduce the form and begin using
it immediately. The form is to be completely filled in to avoid delays in
delivery of software. The prices may change without notice, so the prices
charged will be as of the day the billing program is run. -- Elmer Morlock,
Information Technology Support Specialist.
*******

Combine Business Card Orders For Printing

The Printing Center would like to recommend that business card orders for your
department/division be combined. The cost of an individual business card order
has increased substantially with the new billing system the Printing Center
has been instructed to use. When two or more names are printed on the same
order the cost drops significantly, and printing four names saves even more
money. Please call the Printing Center for more information at 7-2544. --
Richard Ganyo, Manager, Printing Center.
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Weather Data Available On UNDInfo
You can now find weather forecasts and road reports online via UNDInfo, the
University's menu system on the Internet. Access the system by typing
http://www.und.nodak.edu for the World Wide Web. The weather information can
be found by clicking on the "Calendars, Culture, News and Publications"
button, then "News and Events" file. You'll find forecasts for all North
Dakota regions, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, Billings, southern Manitoba,
southern Saskatchewan, plus current conditions, national outlooks, and
forecasts for every state. Road reports are also available. -- Jan Orvik
(University Relations), Co-Manager, UNDInfo.
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MONEY MATTERS

Financial Data Will Be Purged

We are required to purge the previous fiscal year's general ledger detail
transactions annually. This purge will occur Friday, Nov. 22, and we are
beginning to plan now for the FY 1996 purge (July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1996).
After the purge is completed, you will not be able to do online inquiries of
detail transactions on GL70 (04, 06, 08), GL7B, and GL53. Summary data will
continue to be available for the four previous fiscal years. -- Allison
Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager, Controller's Office.
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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Cultural Events Sought For New Calendar

To assist in promoting campus events which enhance diversity and cultural
understanding, a cultural events calendar will be advertised in the Dakota
Student twice during the spring semester. Please contact me with the title,
date, time and location of any event you would like included in the calendar.
I may be reached at Box 7143 or 7-6131. The calendar is sponsored by the
Cultural Awareness Committee. -- Cathy Buyarski, Director of Student Academic
Services.
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Collegium Musicum Sets Concert

On Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, 
Hughes Fine Arts Center, the UND Collegium Musicum will present
"Metamorphoses: Transformations of Renaissance Music." Admission is $4 for
adults, $2 for students.  The program will explore ways in which the composers
and fashions changed music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Highlights of the program include a performance of a Kyrie by Johannes
Ockeghem in all four modes for which he designed it.  Other transformations
include instrumental arrangements for the Duke of Ferrara of popular vocal
songs of the fifteenth century.  Sometimes, notations indicate that a work
should be performed in a different key, like those which transform
Palestrina's motet, "Adoramus te, Christe."  Victoria's contemporary  work, "O
Magnum Mysterium," depicts theological transformation through rich harmony and
counterpoint.  A madrigal by Rore will demonstrate the transformation of
Renaissance style to Baroque through florid ornaments, and a solo madrigal by
Caccini will reappear as a harpsichord work.  There will also be Intradas for
wind band, formal set pieces which are dances transfigured. The performance
will be a showcase for UND's collection of historic instruments, and offers an
opportunity to hear lute, harp, recorder, cornetto, shawm (the oboist's
revenge), and sackbut, as well as harpsichord and organ.

The UND Collegium Musicum specializes in authentic performance of rare and
historic music. The group includes a Vocal Ensemble, a Soft Consort, and a
Renaissance Wind Band. Now directed by Gary Towne, the Collegium Musicum was
founded by Tamar Read in the early 1960s as an outgrowth of her Music History
class. The group has performed a broad range of music, including the American
premiers of several major works.

-- Gary Towne, Associate Professor of Music.
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Met Opera Auditions Set For Nov. 23

The 33rd annual North Dakota Auditions conducted under the auspices of the
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions will be held Saturday, Nov. 23,
at noon in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall of the Hughes Fine Arts Center.
The auditions will be followed by a vocal master class conducted by Sheila
Allen of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.

The North Dakota audition is part of a nation-wide system of auditions held to
find exceptionally talented young singers and assist in their development.
Historically, one or two singers advance to the Upper Midwest auditions held
in St. Paul on Feb. 1. The winner of the Upper Midwest audition will advance
with all expenses paid to the national finals Feb. 16 in New York at the
Metropolitan Opera. Grand Forks native Maria Williams won the North Dakota and
Upper Midwest auditions last year to compete in the national finals.

This year's judges are Sheila Allen, Kenneth Bowles of Minot State University
and director of Minot's Western Opera Company, and Karen Bradley of Bemidji
State University.

Admission to the auditions and the vocal master-class is free and open to the
public. -- G. Paul Larson (Economics), Director, North Dakota District of the
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
*******

Craft Center Announces Gingerbread Workshops

The ever popular annual "Gingerbread" House workshops are scheduled for
Saturday, Nov. 23, or Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the University Craft
Center.  Cost is $5 per kit, which builds one house using graham crackers,
milk cartons, frosting, and candies.  Adults are invited to bring a child to
build these together.  Please call the Craft Center at 7-3979 to register and
indicate which day and  how many kits you would like. -- Bonnie Solberg, Craft
Center Coordinator.
*******

Iturria Exhibition Opening Rescheduled

Laurel Reuter, director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, will give an
informal gallery talk about the works of Uruguayan painter Ignacio Iturria at
an opening reception Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. The opening was rescheduled
because of last Sunday's storm.

Iturria, who won a special judge's prize at last year's Venice Biennale, is
recognized as one of South America's leading artists. The exhibition at the
Museum of Art includes Iturria's most recent works which are being seen for
the first time in the United States.

According to art critic Edward Gomez, Iturria captivated audiences at the
Biennale with "his art's warm spirit and the freshness of his poetic, playful
pensive imagination." Iturria's images are based on common objects which
surround daily life -- tables, chairs, cupboards, plates. But Iturria turns
the common-place into a larger, more universal statement. Thus a faucet
doubles as a horse's head, bookshelves are transformed into skyscrapers, a
wash basin becomes a lagoon full of human bathers, a room with a table or a
bed is also a country landscape with roads and farm buildings set against a
beckoning horizon.

Iturria identifies the central themes of his art as "a sense of consideration
for other people and a sense of community, of nation-family, that are so much
a part of Uruguay." One reviewer calls his art an expression of basic humanism
-- "one part compassion, one part wonder, one part stubborn curiosity about
what makes us tick." The exhibition at the Museum, which was mentioned in an
article on Iturria in the October issue of "Art and Antiques," is expected to
draw widespread attention in the art world. It will run through Jan. 5.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge. --
Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.
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Women's Center Lists Programs

Upcoming programs for the Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., follow. All
programs begin at noon; feel free to bring your lunch. Please note that Monday
and Thursday events are for women only.

The Monday, Nov. 25, Day In and Day Out program is "How I See Myself As a
Woman." Discussion will focus on where you are now in your life as a woman. We
will examine how we see and feel about ourselves as women and how we view
other women that are different from us.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 27 and 28, there will be no program due to the
Thanksgiving holiday. -- Donna Oltmanns, Coordinator, Women's Center.
*******

Theology Series Will Discuss Technology, Community

A Theology For Lunch program will be held Tuesdays at noon at Christus Rex
Lutheran Center, 3112 University Ave. The theme will be "Technology: Does it
Evoke or Revoke Community?" On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Mike Maidenberg, publisher of
the Grand Forks Herald, will address high technology communications and the
impact on personal relationships, community, and the world. Join us for hot
homemade soup at the program, which is presented by Campus Ministry
Association. -- Tim Megorden, Pastor, Christus Rex Lutheran Center.
*******

International Centre Will Celebrate Thanksgiving

On Thursday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m., the International Center, 2908 University
Ave., will celebrate a traditional U.S.A. Thanksgiving meal. Join us for a day
and evening of festive activities. Vegetarian food will also be provided. --
Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.
*******

Burtness To Present Play With Panel Discussions

Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 3-7, the Department of Theatre Arts will
produce the drama "Jo Nell Johnson and Ruthie Mapes," a new play by midwestern
playwright Carol Wright Krause. In addition to the production the 
playwright-in-residence, assisted by campus scholars and community experts, will
"contextualize" the play through panel discussions and a scholarly symposium,
all of which is called "The Theatrical Event."

"Jo Nelson Johnson and Ruthie Mapes" is a contemporary adaptation of the Ruth
and Naomi story. The play dramatizes two college-age women's journeys toward
self-awareness and identity, toward spirituality surpassing religion, and
toward a sacred commitment with one another. In similar fashion to these
foremothers of both Christian and Judaic cultures, Jo Nell and Ruthie seek to
define their identities, explore the nature of their spiritualities, and,
ultimately, commit their lives to one another. In her drama Carol Wright
Krause sets her characters in the 1960s, an era when the world itself was
similarly searching for identity, spirituality, and relationship.

"The Theatrical Event," in conjunction with the production, will bring
together community resource personnel, scholars and students from various UND
departments, such as Women Studies, Nursing, Philosophy and Religion, Theatre
Arts, Physical Therapy, History, Communication, Education, and International
Relations to interact with one another about issues of gender, international
policy, health issues, the drama/theatre, and the history of the 1960s raised
in the text.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the Burtness Box Office. Curtain time is
7:30 p.m. with post-show discussion groups beginning immediately after each
performance. The post-show discussion panels following the performances are:
Dec. 3, 60s Africa/international issues; Dec. 4, healthcare issues; Dec. 5,
feminist/women's issues; Dec. 6, drama-theatre featuring the playwright Carol
Wright Krause; Dec. 7, 60s Americana, i.e. Peace Corps/Woodstock/ Dec. 7
afternoon, symposium featuring the playwright and several UND scholars.

-- Joel Svendsen, Burtness Theatre Publicity Manager.
*******

Craft Show To Be Held

The University Craft Center and the Memorial Union invite you to attend the
18th Annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair to be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. This traditional event will include
artists and crafters from the UND community and across the region.
This is an excellent opportunity to find a unique gift for a friend, relative
or for yourself!  Exhibitors will sell handcrafted jewelry, wooden items,
dried florals, Native American art and holiday decorations for indoors and
outdoors.  Admission is free and door prizes will be given. Everyone is
welcome. Call 7-3979 for further information. -- Bonnie Solberg, Craft Center
Coordinator.
*******

Master Chorale Continues Holiday Concert Tradition

The annual Christmas concert of the Grand Forks Master Chorale will take place
at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The program continues several popular traditions of the Chorale's recent
holiday concerts. The UND Varsity Bards and Allegro Women's Chorus will again
participate, and the program will include a suite of carols for the choirs,
orchestra and audience.

The program will open with the Master Chorale's performance of three movements
from Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Vespers, Opus 37," music inspired by the Russian
liturgical tradition. The Chorale will sing French, Polish, German, Welsh and
American carols. The sound of celebration in another culture will be heard in
the Nigerian Christmas song, "Betelehemu," sung by the combined UND groups
with a percussion ensemble led by Mike Blake (Music).

"Christmas Flourish," an arrangement of carols by Randol Alan Bass, will be
the climax of the program. This work was premiered by the Dallas Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus in 1992. As the audience joins in the performance, the
concert will close with the sound of nearly 1,000 voices.

The Master Chorale is directed by James Rodde (Music). Kathleen Rodde (Music)
is the Chorale's accompanist.

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for
students; they may be purchased at the door. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Ruth
Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.
*******

FYI

Denim Day Applications Available

Application forms for charities seeking Denim Day funding are now available
at:  Info Center, Memorial Union; Academic Affairs, 302 Twamley Hall; CAS,
Scientific Computing Center, 250 Clifford Hall;  and the Medical School, 1101
Medical Science Building; or by calling DaLonna Bjorge (Student Affairs),
7-2892. The deadline for applying is Friday, Dec. 6. Following the deadline,
applications will be reviewed and charity selections will be made by the end
of December for the following year's funds. Since the UND community represents
a wide variety of beliefs and convictions, we cannot entertain requests from
political, religious or pro-life/reproductive rights organizations. Help
support your favorite charity by picking up an application now! -- Terry Aubol
(Academic Affairs), Charity Selection Committee.
*******

Wednesday Is Denim Day

Wednesday, Nov. 27, is Denim Day.  As has been the case for almost two years
now, the last Wednesday of the month means "Denim Day," a time to wear your
button proudly, pay your building/office coordinator your dollar, and enjoy
going casual.  If you have a "dress up occasion" on the 27th, feel free to
contribute your dollar anyway and know that every cent goes toward charity. --
Patsy Nies (Vice President for Student Affairs Office) for Denim Day
Committee.
*******

Festival Of Trees Will Benefit LISTEN Center

Grand Forks Mayor Pat Owens will light the official Grand Forks city Christmas
Tree Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. near the DeMers Overpass to kick off the
Third Annual "Festival of Trees" and the holiday season in Grand Forks.

The "Festival of Trees" is the primary fund raiser for the LISTEN Center,
which caters to the social, recreational and developmental needs of the
developmentally disabled in the Grand Forks area, and is sponsored by the
LISTEN Center, Grand Forks Optimist Club and KCNN/K-LITE.

In addition to the decorated trees, the Grand Forks Civic Auditorium will be
decked out in the colors and icons of the Christmas season, including wreaths,
a Christmas village, and even ice skaters on a pond. There will be craft
display booths, visits from Santa Claus (including a special breakfast with
Santa Saturday morning), children's activities and games, a wreath room,
holiday cafe, holiday music, entertainment, door prizes, and more.

A special portion of the Festival will be the Tree Auction. Set for Sunday,
Dec. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m., the auction will feature the sale of the fully-decorated 
Christmas trees to the highest bidders. UND First Lady Toby Baker
and Mayor Owens, honorary hosts of the Festival this year, will help the
Curtis D. Johnson Auction Company sell some of the most beautiful trees in
Grand Forks this year. Proceeds from the Festival (weekend pass is $5 for
families, or $3 per person, free for children six years and younger) and the
auction, featuring the Curtis D. Johnson Auction Company, will benefit the
LISTEN Center.

Here's the Festival schedule:

Wednesday, Nov. 27, Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4 p.m., DeMers Overpass;

Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day;

Friday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Opens, with entertainment, craft
booths, children's activity room, and refreshments from the French Connection;

Saturday, Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with breakfast with Santa and toy
show, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., sponsored by K-Mart, Burger King, McDonald's,
Hardee's, Wendy's; photos with Santa sponsored by Creative Camera,
entertainment, craft booths, and children's activity room;

Sunday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., tree auction, 2 to 4 p.m., entertainment,
craft booths, and children's activity room.

-- Peter Johnson (University Relations) for the LISTEN Center.
*******

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NOVEMBER 1996

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

Thurs., Nov. 21 -- LAST DAY TO FILE PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF THESIS OR
DISSERTATION IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.

Thurs., Nov. 21 -- COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP), Room 312, O'Kelly
Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 21 -- MEETING, Underrepresented Student Recruitment Committee,
305 Twamley Hall, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 21 -- FREE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE for UND employees and a
member of their family, lower rehearsal room, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 6:30
to 10:30 p.m.; open to all UND employees who are authorized to drive state
vehicles; call the Safety Office at 777-3341 to register.

Thurs., Nov. 21 -- STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP for student employment
supervisors, 16-18 Swanson Hall, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; agenda
will include such topics as hiring and supervision of students, minimum wage,
availability of funding and completion of forms; call Dorothy at 777-4411 for
more information; sponsored by the Student Financial Aid Office and Job
Service North Dakota.

Thurs., Nov. 21 -- CELEBRATING GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK with an interactive
forum facilitated by Doug Munski, professor of Geography; international foods
will highlight this event, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 21 -- WOMEN'S CENTER PROGRAM, "Sexual Etiquette: A Game of
Manners," purpose of this game is to increase awareness and empathy for our
sexual partners and to better understand why we are often at odds with each
other when it comes to the topic of sex, Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon
to 1 p.m.; program restricted to women only.

Thurs., Nov. 21 -- PARENTING SERIES opens with a community meeting, Chester
Fritz Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m.; award-winning author Paula Statman will present
"Raising Careful, Confident Kids in a Crazy World," discussing how to
encourage good judgment and responsible behavior in your children; 
call 777-2663 for more information.

Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 21-22 -- MEETING, State Board of Higher Education,
Valley City State University.

Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 21-22 -- CONFERENCE, "Building an Educational Experience
Through Applications of Computer-Based Technologies," with 30 concurrent
experiential presentations in six groupings provided by college and university
faculty of University of Wisconsin-Stout, Radisson Hotel St. Paul; contact the
conference coordinator, Christopher Smith, at (715) 232-2693 for more
information.

Fri., Nov. 22 -- BIOLOGY CANDIDATE TO PRESENT SEMINAR, Ov Slayden, currently a
staff scientist at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center in Beaverton,
will present "Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF) Action in the Rhesus Macaque
Endometrium," 141 Starcher Hall, noon.

Fri., Nov. 22 -- COUNSELING TOPIC COLLOQUIUM, Andrea Zeuerbergen will present
"Parental Left-Efficacy in Women with Depression," 316 Montgomery Hall, 3 to
4:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 22 -- CONCERT, Collegium Musicum, "Metamorphoses: Transformations
of Renaissance Music," Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts
Center, 7:30 p.m.; admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Fri., Nov. 22 -- WORKSHOP for professionals, "A Circle of Safety Around Our
Children," this award-winning, nationally endorsed program is designed to
equip professionals with skills to help children avoid abduction, molestation
and other forms of victimization. It is aimed at teachers, principals,
guidance personnel, social workers, day care providers, physicians, nurses,
recreation staff, community volunteers and others; presenter is award-winning
author Paul Statman, founder of KidWISE Institute, Grand Forks Ramada Inn;
workshop fee is $65; call 777-2663 for more information.

Fri., Nov. 22 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND vs. Mayville State University,
Hyslop Sports Center, 7:30 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Nov. 22-23 -- STATE OF THE FACULTY CONFERENCE, the Council of
College Faculty (CCF) is seeking ideas and topics of interest to North Dakota
University System faculty for this conference, keynote speakers will include
Vito Perrone, director of Teacher Education Programs at Harvard University and
a national leader in progressive education and alternative assessment, and
well known as the founder of the New School of Behavioral Studies at UND in
the 1960s; Lloyd Omdahl, the former Lieutenant Governor for the State of North
Dakota, will also be present for the discussion; Memorial Union; for more
information contact Dawn Botsford at Continuing Education by e-mail:
dawn_botsford@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Fri. and Sat., Nov. 22-23 -- HOCKEY, UND at University of Alaska Anchorage,
Anchorage, Alaska.

Fri. through Sun., Nov. 22-24 -- SWIMMING AND DIVING, UND at University of
Minnesota Invitational, Minneapolis, Minn.

Sat., Nov. 23 -- METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL AUDITIONS, followed by a
public vocal master-class conducted by Sheila Allen of Texas Christian
University, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, noon;
admission is free and open to the public.

Sat., Nov. 23 -- GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP, University Craft Center, Memorial
Union, 2 to 4 p.m.; cost is $5 per kit, which builds one house using graham
crackers, milk cartons, frosting, and candies; adults are invited to bring a
child to build these together; call 777-3979 to register (also Sunday, Dec.
8).

Sat., Nov. 23 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND vs. Sioux Falls College (S.D.), Hyslop
Sports Center, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 23 -- CROSS COUNTRY, MEN'S AND WOMEN'S, National Collegiate
Athletic Association Division II National Championship, Humboldt State
University, Arcata, Calif.

Sat., Nov. 23 -- WRESTLING, UND at University of Nebraska-Omaha Open, Omaha,
Neb.

Sun., Nov. 24 -- ITURRIA EXHIBITION OPENING RESCHEDULED, Laurel Reuter,
director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, will give an informal gallery talk
about the works of Uruguayan painter Ignacio Iturria at an opening reception
at 3 p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art; the exhibition includes Iturria's
most recent works which are being seen for the first time in the United
States.

Mon., Nov. 25 -- WOMEN'S CENTER PROGRAM, "How I See Myself As a Woman,"
discussion will focus on where you are now in your life as a woman; we will
examine how we see and feel about ourselves as women and how we view other
women that are different from us, Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon to 1
p.m.; program is restricted to women only.

Mon., Nov. 25, through Wed., Dec. 18 -- ART EXHIBITION, Letitia Wetterauer,
Iowa - Drawings/Prints, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Tues., Nov. 26 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for proposals requiring
full board review.

Tues., Nov. 26 -- MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM, Joel Iiams (Mathematics) will
present "The Fundamental Example of Algebraic Combinatorics," 309 Witmer Hall,
3:30 p.m.; refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in the Mathematics Department
Lounge, 325 Witmer Hall; everyone is welcome.

Tues., Nov. 26 -- THEOLOGY FOR LUNCH, "Technology: Does It Evoke or Revoke
Community?"; Mike Maidenberg, publisher of the Grand Forks Herald, will
address high technology communications and the impact on personal
relationships, community, and the world, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center,
3112 University Ave., noon; join us for hot homemade soup.

Tues., Nov. 26 -- ZOO NIGHTCLUB, live band, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m., $2 with student ID, sponsored by University Program Council.

Wed., Nov. 27 -- DOCTORAL EXAM for Mary Margaret Dahlberg, a candidate for the
Ph.D. degree with a major in English, 20 Montgomery Hall, 2 p.m.; members of
the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Wed., Nov. 27 -- DENIM DAY, a time to wear your button proudly, pay your
building/office coordinator your dollar, and enjoy going casual; if you have a
"dress up occasion" on the 27th, feel free to contribute your dollar anyway
and know that every cent goes toward charity.

Wed., Nov. 27, through Sun., Dec. 1 -- FESTIVAL OF TREES, primary fund raiser
for the LISTEN Center, which caters to the social, recreational and
developmental needs of the developmentally disabled in the Grand Forks area;
Grand Forks Civic Auditorium. The schedule follows:
     Wed., Nov. 27, Grand Forks Mayor Pat Owens will light the official Grand
Forks city Christmas tree, Demers Overpass, 4 p.m.
     Fri., Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tree Festival opens with
entertainment, craft booths, children's activity room, and refreshments from
the French Connection.
     Sat., Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with breakfast with Santa and toy
show, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., sponsored by K-Mart, Burger King, McDonald's,
Hardee's, Wendy's; photos with Santa sponsored by Creative Camera,
entertainment, craft booths, and children's activity room.
     Sun., Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., tree auction is 2 to 4 p.m.,
entertainment, craft booths, and children's activity room.
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