October 10, 1997
Volume 35 No. 8
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 8, October 10, 1997
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
"Nine-O'Clock" Briefings Set
EVENTS TO NOTE
Talk Will Focus On Alchemy Of Mysticism
Paula Poundstone Headlines Special "Thank You, Students" Program
Biology Sets Seminar
Pre-Med Day Set For Oct. 11
Graduate Committee Will Meet Monday
History Lecture Rescheduled
Women's Center To Host Clothesline Project
College/Career Fair Set For Oct. 14
English Lecture Series Will Feature Jay Meek
Norwegian Ambassador Will Visit City
U Senate Will Hold Discussion Forum
Biology Announces Wheeler Lecture
Curriculum Committee Sets Meeting
Theatre Arts Will Host Sam Abel
Opera Critic Will Speak At Women Studies Salon
Christus Rex Lists Events
Scholarly Writing Workshops Set
Faculty, Grad Students Invited To Reception
OF ACADEMIC INTEREST
Unsatisfactory Progress Reports Due Oct. 17
Faculty Invited To Use SGID To Improve Teaching
Applicants Sought For Ostfoldakademiet Professorships
Doctoral Exams Set For Westby, Varnson
Student Nominations Sought For Academic Team
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
EPSCoR Seeks Faculty Mentors
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
University Senate Report
Native American Opportunity Day Set
CILT Offers Faculty Workshops
Phi Beta Kappa Members Sought
1997-98 UND Directory Sales Begin Monday
UNDInfo Logs 2,300 "Hits" Per Day
Flu Shots Available
Volunteers Sought For Iron Study
Printing Center Will Not Provide Cheshire Labeling
Majority Of '97 Medicine Grads Chose Primary Care Field
College Republicans Seeks Advisor
Rotary Will Provide Christmas Decorations
Free Counseling Offered
Items For Sale To Public On Bid
Green And White Days Listed
Apple Computer Rebates Available From Bookstore
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Breast Cancer Walk/Run Set For Oct. 19
Craft Center Will Hold Mini-Craft Workshops
Master Chorale Announces New Season
International Centre Lists Events
Museum Coffee Bar Has New Hours
Minneapolis Gospel Sound Will Perform
Museum Concert Series Begins Oct. 12
Craft Expert, Financial Planner Are Studio One Guests
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
"NINE-O'CLOCK" BRIEFINGS SET
Times for the "nine-o'clock" briefings, University Community
President Baker have been set as follows: Wednesday, Oct. 22, Wednesday,
19, and Wednesday, Dec. 17. All briefings will be held at 9 a.m. in the
Memorial Union Ballroom. University Community Conversations will provide
opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn more about what is
happening at UND, and also will provide an opportunity for members of the
University Community to ask questions. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University
EVENTS TO NOTE
TALK WILL FOCUS ON ALCHEMY OF MYSTICISM
The English Department and the President's Advisory Council on Women are
cosponsoring "The Alchemy of Mysticism," a talk by Professor Jo Ann
of Hunter College in New York, on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. at
North Dakota Museum of Art. A reception will be held after the talk in
Prof. McNamara is a well-known medievalist and an exciting speaker who has
written extensively on women's roles. Her talk will discuss the
of female mystics in the Middle Ages. Although they were excluded from the
universities and from the priesthood, women such as Hildegard von Bingen
produced visionary literature so powerful and moving that even the male
theologians came to learn from it.
This talk was originally scheduled for April 22, until its cancellation
forced by a well-known local act of God. We're glad to have been able to
reschedule Prof. McNamara's visit, and invite all interested listeners to
attend the talk and meet Prof. McNamara during the reception. -- Joyce
Coleman, Assistant Professor of English.
PAULA POUNDSTONE HEADLINES SPECIAL
"THANK YOU, STUDENTS" PROGRAM
To thank students, faculty and staff for their help during the Flood of
the University will present popular comedian Paula Poundstone in a free
performance at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Hyslop Sports Center. The
"Evening with Paula Poundstone" is open to the general community, but the
doors will open to UND students first, starting at 6 p.m. Students will
current UND ID to get first-choice seats. The first 1,500 students will
free UND pennants.
"This special event is for purposes of thanking our students, faculty and
staff for all they did for UND and Grand Forks last spring and in the
that followed. Come and bring your friends and neighbors to this free
celebration that is open to all," said UND President Kendall Baker in his
Sept. 30 State of the University address.
Earlier in the day, students will be treated to a free concert on the
lawn of UND's Memorial Union. The Winnipeg-based band "Bliss" will perform
about 3 p.m. "Bliss" is donating its fee as a tribute to UND students.
The "Thank You" Day is sponsored by the Office of the President, Student
Academic Services and the Office of University Relations, with special
assistance from Greek Life and Telesis. -- Cathy Buyarski, Director,
BIOLOGY SETS SEMINAR
Michael Scanlon, University of Georgia, Athens, will present a seminar
"The Narrow Sheath Genes are Required for Pattern Formation in the Maize
Leaf," at noon Friday, Oct. 10, in 141 Starcher Hall. -- William Sheridan,
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biology.
PRE-MED DAY SET FOR OCT. 11
College and high school students who are interested in a career in
are invited to the annual Pre-Med Day event, set for Saturday, Oct. 11, at
School of Medicine and Health Sciences. It is free and open to the public.
The event is designed to provide insight into the process of applying to
medical school and the life of a physician. Organized by the UNDSMHS
Council and Undergraduate Medical Association, the event is meant to help
people who are thinking about applying or have decided to apply to medical
school and need more specific information on the admissions process.
Presentations will include an overview of how the medical degree (M.D.)
curriculum is evolving at UND, the pre-med curriculum, and a slide show of
student activities and events. A panel of currently enrolled medical
will answer questions and a mock interview will be staged to allow
members to witness how admissions interviews are conducted. A panel of
doctors will discuss the topic, "Life as a Physician."
For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, P.O. Box 9037, Grand Forks, ND
58202-9037, or call 777-4221.
-- Judy DeMers, Associate Director for Student Affairs and Admissions.
GRADUATE COMMITTEE WILL MEET MONDAY
The Graduate Committee will meet at 3:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in 305
Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Review of the subcommittee's report on the Physics graduate program.
2. Matter arising.
-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.
HISTORY LECTURE RESCHEDULED
The History Department is pleased to announce that its Robert Wilkins
which had to be postponed because of the flood, has been rescheduled for
Monday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl of the Memorial
Union. The speaker will be JoAnn Kay McNamara of Hunter College and the
Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her topic will be
"Chastity and Gender." A short reception will follow the lecture. All are
welcome to attend the lecture and reception.
-- Edmund Clingan, Department of History.
WOMEN'S CENTER TO HOST CLOTHESLINE PROJECT
The Women's Center will host the North Dakota Clothesline Project Monday
through Friday, Oct. 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the River Valley Room
the Memorial Union.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with written
and illustrations that graphically demonstrate the impact of violence
individuals. These shirts are designed by survivors of violence, their
families and/or friends. The purpose is to educate the public, mourn those
have died as a result of this violence, and to bear witness to victims'
courage to survive and heal.
The Clothesline Project honors survivors as well as children who have been
affected by intimate violence. A survivor is any person who has
personal violence and lived to tell about it. The term victim is reserved
those who did not survive. Any person who has experienced domestic
sexual assault at any time in their life is encouraged to come forward and
design a shirt. Victim's families and friends are also invited to
If you or someone you know would like to decorate a shirt to be added to
Clothesline Project, please call Kay or Donna at the Women's Center,
for more information. -- Donna Oltmanns, Coordinator, Women's Center.
COLLEGE/CAREER FAIR SET FOR OCT. 14
The Grand Forks College/Career Fair is set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 9 to
11:30 a.m. The fair will be held at the North Dakota National Guard
Area high schools (including North Dakota and Minnesota) will be
For more information, please call me at 777-4229. -- Idona Mikkelsen,
ENGLISH LECTURE SERIES WILL FEATURE JAY MEEK
Poet Jay Meek (English) will give a reading from his work in the Asian
the Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.
reading celebrates the publication of two new collections of his poems:
Headlands: New and Selected Poems, and Good Lives. The first event in
year's English Lecture Series, the reading is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase.
A faculty member in the English Department, Meek has published six books
poems with Carnegie Mellon Press. He has received grants from the Bush
Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the
Endowment for the Arts. His short story, "Floods," will appear in the
issue of The Ohio Review. -- Martha Meek, Coordinator, English Lecture
NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR WILL VISIT CITY
On Thursday, Oct. 16, Norway's Ambassador to the United States, Thomas
Vraalsen, will visit Grand Forks. He will arrive around 11 a.m. and will
proceed to the Sons of Norway Lodge, 1401 9th Ave. So., for a press
conference, after which he will attend a noon luncheon.
The ambassador would like to meet with the Norwegian students for a few
minutes before the press conference, so they are encouraged to be at the
of Norway Lodge at 11:00 a.m. The ambassador is most interested in our
exchange programs with Norway as well as the Norwegian language major and
Scandinavian Studies minor. His interest in UND's academic links to
one of the reasons he is coming to Grand Forks.
The other is that Grand Forks and the counties surrounding Grand Forks on
sides of the river have the highest density of Americans of Norwegian
anywhere in North America. During the coverage of the flood, the
of Norwegian names among those who were fighting the flood and who were
involved in the cleanup and recovery left a lasting impression upon
Norwegians. Ambassador Vraalsen stated that on behalf of the govenment of
Norway he would like to offer words of encouragement and support to the
Norwegian-Americans of this area as well as to applaud their efforts. --
Stofferahn, Associate Profesor of Sociology.
U SENATE WILL HOLD DISCUSSION FORUM
The University Senate will hold open forum, non-procedural discussion
on the third Thursday of each month to discuss topics of pertinence to
upcoming Senate deliberations or of general campus-wide interest. The
of these discussion meetings is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m.
Room 7, Gamble Hall. All members of the University community are invited
participate. Topics for discussion on Oct. 16 include:
1. Proposed Senate bylaw changes that Senate membership elections be
conducted in April rather than September to facilitate Senate
earlier in the academic year and that the membership of the Senate
Committee be expanded by one to include the senior UND elected
on the Council of College Faculties.
2. Proposed changes in University Council membership to include: full
lecturers, clinical faculty, program directors, coordinators, assistant
associate Deans who also hold faculty rank.
3. Proposed changes in Senate membership to include two elected members
from each college or professional school or libraries with the exception
the College of Arts and Sciences which will elect two members from each of
three subdivisions: natural and physical sciences, humanities and social
sciences. The remainder of the elected Senate members will be elected at
and elected Council members shall be two and one-half times the number of
ex-officio members. Neither program directors nor coordinators shall be
ex-officio members of the Senate.
4. Initial discussion of the deliberations of the General Education Task
Force led by Arts and Sciences Dean John Ettling, GER Task Force.
Complete documents outlining the proposed changes in items 1-3 will be
available at the meeting. -- Al Fivizzani (Biology), Chair, University
BIOLOGY ANNOUNCES WHEELER LECTURE
Alan R. Templeton, Department of Biology, Washington University, St.
Missouri, is the George C. Wheeler Distinguished Lecturer for Fall 1997.
will be giving the George Wheeler Lecture series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
16, in 141 Starcher Hall. His lecture is titled "Smokey the Bear versus
Collared Lizards: Landscape Management in the Ozarks." He is also giving
talk at noon Friday, Oct. 17, in 141 Starcher Hall, titled "What is a
Species?" Please join us. -- William Sheridan, Chester Fritz
Professor of Biology.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE SETS MEETING
The University Curriculum Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m.
303 Twamley Hall to review the request from the College of Business and
Administration for termination of the minor in Energy/Electronic
Systems, the minor in Graphic Communication Technology, and the minor in
Manufacturing Technology Systems. Anyone interested in the proposals is
invited to attend. -- Heidi Kippenhan (Admissions and Records), Secretary,
University Curriculum Committee.
THEATRE ARTS WILL HOST SAM ABEL
In conjunction with the Theatre Arts production of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me,
Kate," performing Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Burtness Theatre, the department is
post-show discussions, a scholarly symposium, and a public lecture on the
topic of gender in the musical drama and in the arts. Featured at these
sessions will be Sam Abel, Professor of Theatre at the University of
* "Opera in the Flesh," at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, as part of the
Studies Salon at the Women's Center. Dr. Abel will discuss his recent
"Opera in the Flesh," which is on reserve at the Chester Fritz Library
* "The Persistence of Memory: Shifting Gender Images in Musical
a public lecture, at 1 p.m. Friday in the Burtness Theatre.
* "Post-Show Discussion," discussing gender issues in the UND
of "Kiss Me, Kate," after the Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, 7:30
performances at Burtness Theatre.
* "Perspectives on Gender in the Arts," a panel symposium featuring Dr.
Abel, Susan Koprince (English), Carol Sedgwick (Music), Kathleen Dixon
(English), and Kathy Coudle-King, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Burtness
To reserve tickets for the play, call the Burtness Theatre Box Office at
777-2587. -- Mary Cutler, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.
OPERA CRITIC WILL SPEAK AT WOMEN STUDIES SALON
Opera and musical theatre critic Sam Abel will join the Women Studies
Thursday, Oct. 16, to speak on "The Paradox of the Fat Lady: Opera and
Gender." The author of Opera in the Flesh: Sexuality in Operatic
is in Grand Forks for the Department of Theatre Arts "Theatrical Event."
a professor at the University of Vermont, will be at the Women's Center,
Hamline, from 4 to 5 p.m. Selected readings, "The Paradox of the Fat Lady"
"Opera, Seduction, and Desire," are on reserve at the Chester Fritz
Additional copies are available at the Women's Center and outside the
of 201 Merrifield Hall. Everyone is welcome at the Salon. For more
information, call me at 777-2705 -- Rebecca Moore, Assistant Professor of
Philosophy and Religion.
CHRISTUS REX LISTS EVENTS
The Christus Rex Lutheran Center will present "What Kids Need to Survive:
Community Conversation on Asset Building," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
23, in 210 Clifford Hall. The presenter will be James Vollbracht from
Institute. Everyone is welcome to attend the program, which is free to
On Friday, Oct. 24, Vollbracht will present "A Call to Action Workshop on
Asset Building" at Christus Rex, 3012 University Avenue. Registration
at 8 a.m.; the program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration
required; forms and fee schedule are available at Christus Rex. These
programs are sponsored by The Center for Faithful Leadership of Christus
with support from Lutheran Brotherhood #8127, Minnkota Power Cooperative,
Altru Health Systems. Call 775-5581 for more information. -- Christus Rex
SCHOLARLY WRITING WORKSHOPS SET
Two workshops on scholarly writing will be available to UND faculty later
month. The first, "Writing a Textbook," will be led by Professor Franklin
Silverman of Marquette University, and is set for Friday, Oct. 24, from 3
p.m. in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union. The second, "Successful
Scholarly Writing," will be led by Professor Gerald Stone, Southern
University. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, in the
Sioux Room of the Memorial Union. Both workshop leaders are
authors. The workshops are jointly sponsored by the Offices of
Development and Research, Research and Program Development, and the
Writing Program. They are available to faculty without charge. For more
information, or to register for either or both workshops, call the Office
Instructional Development at 777-3325 by Wednesday, Oct. 15. -- Dan Rice,
Director of Instructional Development.
FACULTY, GRAD STUDENTS INVITED TO RECEPTION
The Text and Academic Authors Association invites all faculty and graduate
students to a wine and cheese reception in recognition of the TAA
campus Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. The all-faculty reception is
4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni House. -- Ronald
Pynn, Professor of Political Science.
OF ACADEMIC INTEREST
UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS REPORTS DUE OCT. 17
"Unsatisfactory Progress Report" forms are due in the Office of Admissions
Records by noon, Friday, Oct. 17. Please adhere to the following
assure that accurate and adequate information is transmitted to students.
1. The departmental office picks up forms at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, and
transmits them to teaching faculty through routine procedures.
2. Faculty complete a form for each class section.
NOTE: Forms for ALL sections are to be completed and returned. If no
students are deficient, the blank sheet MUST be signed and returned. It is
considered verification that the instructor considers no students to be
deficient at this time.
3. If the form includes names of students who have never attended class,
MARK THEM AS FAILING. This information should initiate action by the
to correct any error in registration prior to the last day to drop
4. If a student is attending a class and the name is not listed on the
deficiency form, it is an indication that the student's registration is in
error. The student should not be allowed to continue attending the class,
should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Records to correct the
5. The "Unsatisfactory Progress Report" forms are to be completed by all
faculty members and returned to the Office of Admissions and Records no
THAN NOON ON FRIDAY, OCT. 17. Adherence to this schedule is essential
computer processing is done over the weekend. "Unsatisfactory progress
reports" will be mailed to students on Oct. 21.
6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please return forms directly to the
of Admissions and Records, 201 Twamley Hall.
-- Veriena Garver, Admissions and Records Officer, Office of Admissions
FACULTY INVITED TO USE SGID TO IMPROVE TEACHING
Faculty are encouraged to make use of the SGID (Small Group Instructional
Diagnosis) student feedback process for the improvement of instruction.
is a confidential peer consultation service which generates helpful
feedback from individual classes. The process is best used at
which enables the instructor the opportunity to make "mid-course"
in the class. SGID documentation may be included by the faculty member in
promotion file as evidence of attention to effective teaching. To schedule
SGID or for more information about the process, contact the Office of
Instructional Development at 777-3325. -- Dan Rice, Director, Office of
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR OSTFOLDAKADEMIET PROFESSORSHIPS
Applications are now being taken for Ostfoldakademiet Professorships for
semester 1998 and for spring semester 1999. All UND faculty are eligible
Ostfoldakademiet is a one-year program for Norwegian high school graduates
take courses in Moss and then complete their education at UND. A number of
students also spend a year abroad studying there. The professor will teach
courses, preferably courses that are or could be approved for GER credit.
is hoped that one of the two courses will be upper division.
Ostfoldakademiet's schedule closely follows UND's, except that there is a
January mini-semester for which applications are also sought.
To apply, send a resume and proposals (including syllabi) for the two
to Tom Rand, Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences, Box 8038, UND.
are due Saturday, Nov. 1. Please include a letter from your dean,
For further information you might speak with former Ostfoldakademiet
Professors Scott Lowe, Religion (1997), Curt Stofferahn, Sociology (1996),
Janet Kelly Moen, Sociology (1995), or with David Marshall at
Programs. Krista Lauritzen, rector of Ostfoldakademiet, will be on campus
Oct. 8 to 12 and can also answer any questions about the position. To make
appointment with her, phone International Programs at 777-3301. -- Tom
(Arts and Sciences) for the Ostfoldakademiet Professorship Selection
DOCTORAL EXAMS SET FOR WESTBY, VARNSON
The final examination for Margaret Donovan Westby, a candidate for the
of Philosophy degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, has been set for
a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. F. Richard Ferraro
(Psychology), is the chairperson for the committee. The dissertation
"Frontal Lobe Deficits in Domestic Violence Offenders."
The final examination for Stacie Varnson, a candidate for the Doctor of
Philosophy degree with a major in Educational Administration, has been set
8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in 305 Twamley Hall. Daniel Rice, of the
Administration Department, is the chairperson for the committee. The
dissertation title is "An Examination of the Role of the Mission Statement
Administrative Decision Making at Selected Doctoral Granting
All members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend. -- Harvey
Dean, Graduate School.
STUDENT NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR ACADEMIC TEAM
"USA Today" is seeking nominations of the best and brightest students for
their 1998 All-USA Academic Team. Sixty students will be featured in a
two-page feature in "USA Today." Twenty members of the first team will
receive $2,500 cash prizes and will be the guests of "USA Today" at an
luncheon. Any full-time undergraduate student is eligible for nomination;
U.S. citizenship is not required. Nominations must be postmarked by
Nov. 29. Nomination forms are available from the Office of University
Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, or 777-2731. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, for USA
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
EPSCoR SEEKS FACULTY MENTORS
ND EPSCoR is soliciting science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM)
from North Dakota State University (NDSU) and University of North Dakota
(UND) to participate as mentors in three of its Science Outreach and
Recruitment (SOAR) programs:
* Science Bound: Open to graduating high school seniors and incoming
* Advanced Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA): Open to all
* Research Opportunity Awards (REU): Awarded to faculty at all North
colleges and universities except UND and NDSU. The due date has been
to Monday, Oct.. Student applications will be available October 31.
Mentor application forms were sent to faculty through campus mail. For
more information, visit the EPSCoR homepage at
or contact me at (701) 231-7516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.-- David
RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED
Following are research and grant opportunities. For more information,
the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION
The goal of the new ACE Fellows Program is to provide comprehensive
development for senior faculty and administrators. Features include:
off-campus learning experience; strategic learning that benefits the
nominating institution; participating in a national institutional network
seminars; mentor-intern relationships. Deadline: 11/3/97. Contact:
202/939-9420; fax 202/785-8056; Maggie_Margiotta@ACE.NCHE.EDU.
WOMEN'S STUDIO WORKSHOP
Women's Studio Workshop staff coordinate grants, fellowships, internships,
exhibition opportunities for visual artists in state-of-the-art
papermaking and photography studios. Deadline: 11/15/97. Contact:
914/658-9133; fax 914/658-9130; email@example.com;
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (IFUW)
Main interests of the Federation are status of women, education, human
and environment. Fellowships, training grants, and research grants are
awarded biennially to IFUW members to undertake original research or
further training in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
Deadline: 11/22/97. Contact: 8 rue de l'Ancien-Port, CH 1201 Geneva,
Switzerland; 4122/731-23-80; fax 4122/738-04-40.
NATIONAL MEDICAL FELLOWSHIPS, INC.
This agency provides assistance to minority medical students
in medicine. Grants support first and second year medical school study
an M.D. or D.O. degree. Special awards are made to third and fourth year
students. Contact: 212/714-1007; fax 212/239-9718. Deadline: 11/17/97,
NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR GRADUATE DEGREES FOR
MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE, INC.
The purpose of the Consortium is to increase the number of minorities with
graduate degrees in engineering and science. Funds are provided for
fellowships, internships, and conferences/seminars. Awards are made at
master's and doctorate levels in engineering and at the doctorate level in
science. Contact: 219/287-1097; fax 219/287-1486; firstname.lastname@example.org,
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
Advanced Research Fellowships promote study and research leading to
publication on various aspects of common interests, traditions and
NATO countries. Research supported is primarily in the fields of
science, law, and economics in relation to security and defense.
Collaborative Research Grants promote collaboration on a research project
between teams in at least two NATO countries. Advanced Study Institutes
Programme grants are made to organize Advanced Study Institutes which are
high-level instructional courses, often multidisciplinary in nature.
Fellowships support postgraduate research training or sabbatical leave in
another NATO country or cooperation partner. Deadlines vary. Contact:
32.2/707-4231; fax 32.2/707-4232; telex 23-867 (NATOHQ);
GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE UNITED STATES
Research Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars whose research
projects may contribute to a better understanding of significant
political, economic and social developments in the U.S. and Europe. The
maximum award is $32,000. Deadline: 11/15/97. Contact: 202/745-3950; fax
HARVARD TRAVELLERS CLUB PERMANENT FUND
The Fund is interested in various scientific fields. Small research
(up to $500) are awarded to foster research and/or exploration involving
travel. Preference is given to applicants working on advanced degrees.
scholarships are awarded for study at educational institutions. Contact:
George P. Bates, Trustee; 617/821-0400.
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
The purpose of Chandler Traveling Fellowships in Business History-Economic
History is to facilitate library and archival research in business history
institutional economic history, broadly defined. Topics such as labor
relations and government regulation will be considered if the approach is
mainly institutional. Grants of $1,000-$3,000 are made to graduate
or non-tenured faculty in history, economics, business administration, or
related discipline (e.g., sociology, government, law) whose research
travel to the Boston Cambridge area. Deadline: 12/1/97. Contact:
617/495-6483; fax 617/496-5994; email@example.com; http://www.hbs.edu/.
DELTA PI EPSILON RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The purpose of the National Research Awards Program is to encourage and
recognize graduate and independent research in business education. An
is made annually for the outstanding doctoral and master's research study
business education and biennially for the outstanding independent research
study. Contact: 618/453-3321; firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 3/1/98.
AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION
The Association is interested in all subjects relating to public drinking
water and treatment supply. The Academic Achievement Award is made for
best graduate theses and dissertations on water supply subjects. Larson
Aquatic Research Support Scholarships ($3,000-$5,000) provide support to
graduate students preparing for a career in corrosion control, treatment
distribution of domestic and industrial water supplies, aquatic chemistry,
analytical chemistry, or environmental chemistry. The Abel Wolman
Fellowship (up to $15,000/yr.) is for advanced training and research in
field of water supply and treatment. The Thomas R. Camp Scholarship
is awarded to students doing applied research in the drinking water field.
The purpose of the Holly A. Cornell Scholarship ($5,000) is to encourage
female and minority students to pursue advanced training in the field of
supply and treatment. Deadlines vary. Contact: 303/794-7711; fax
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES
The purpose of the Minority Clinical Associate Physician Program (MCAP) is
provide up to 3 years of support for minority physicians or dentists to
promote development toward becoming independent clinical investigators.
Applicants must have earned the M.D. or D.D.S. and completed a residency.
Deadlines: 2/1/98, 6/1/98. Contact: 301/435-0790; fax 301/480-3661;
THE DOW JONES NEWSPAPER FUND
The purpose of the Fund is to improve the quality of journalism education
the pool of applicants for jobs in the newspaper business. It provides
internships and scholarships to college students, fellowships for high
journalism teachers and publications' advisers and training for college
journalism instructors. Unsolicited proposals for grants are welcome as
as they directly relate to the foundation's mission of encouraging people
pursue careers in journalism and major program areas of the Fund.
vary. Contact: 609/452-2820; fax 609/520-5804; email@example.com;
NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL-CANADA
Visiting Fellowships at Canadian government laboratories are available to
those who have received a doctoral degree in the natural sciences or
engineering from a recognized university. Deadlines: 11/15/97,
3/15/98,7/15/98. The Web Site is http://www.nserc.ca/programs/visien.htm.
Areas of research under the Air Quality Research Branch are: air quality,
rain, photochemical smog, toxic chemicals, air toxics, greenhouse gases,
stratospheric pollution, and solar radiation studies. Contact:
fax 416/739-4224; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of research under the Environmental Adaptation Research Group are
to improve understanding of socio-economic and ecosystem impacts of
atmospheric change and variability and to generate knowledge that will
improve decision-making and facilitate adaptive response. Contact:
416/739-4271; fax: 416/739-4297; email@example.com.
Areas of research at the National Hydrology Research Institute are
modelling; remote sensing of hydrologic data; hydrology and ecology of
regions; ice studies; groundwater and contaminants; biotechnological
remediation techniques; river, wetlands and lake ecology, including
dissolved oxygen and contaminants interactions; development and validation
ecological indicators of ecosystem integrity; aquatic ecotoxicology;
of land use on aquatic resources. Contact: 306/975-6099; fax 306/975-5143.
Areas of research under the Prairie and Northern Wildlife Research Centre
wildlife ecology and conservation, especially habitat selection and
dynamics of prairie waterfowl and Arctic-nesting geese, shorebirds, and
songbirds; ecology of, and impacts of forestry on, birds of boreal forest;
impacts of pesticides and other chemical contaminants on wildlife; ecology
prairie wetlands and their wildlife. Contact: 306/975-4087; fax
Areas of research under the National Water Research Institute are:
science: contaminant properties, fate and effects; exchange of toxic
contaminants between air, water, sediment and biota; acid/toxic rain
groundwater contamination and remediation; lake rehabilitation;
large basin studies and modelling; climate change/UVB impacts on aquatic
ecosystems; analytical methods development; quality assurance and quality
control. Contact: 905/336-4503; fax: 905/336-6444.
CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The main interests of the Foundation are conservation and enlightened use
renewable natural resources, encouragement of related research in the
biological sciences and promotion of methods to limit human fertility.
following types of grants are provided: research, project/program, seed
challenge/matching, general operating, grants-in-aid, and matching gifts.
Deadline: None. Contact: Box 5261, Connecticut College, New London, CT
-- Carl Fox, Director of Research and Program Development.
UNIVERSITY SENATE REPORT
University Senate conducted its regular monthly meeting October 2 with
Sara Hanhan (Teaching and Learning) presiding. Business included annual
officer elections. In a mostly routine meeting, two proposed additions to
Code of Student Life, one about solicitations and the other about surveys,
drew the greatest reaction because of what some saw as the restrictive
if not questionable constitutionality, of the changes. Fifty-eight of the
current 79 Senate members attended. The October meeting was adjourned at
p.m. after a 4:10 p.m. call to order. Reports on proceedings follow.
Al Fivizzani Elected Chair, Mary Kweit
Vice Chair Of 1997-98 University Senate
Al Fivizzani (Biology) was elected chair and Mary Kweit (Political
vice chair of University Senate for 1997-98 at its Oct. 2 meeting.
was vice chair in 1994-95. They succeed Sara Hanhan (Teaching and
and Wayne Swisher (Communication Sciences and Disorders), respectively, in
In other voting, D. Scott Lowe (Philosophy & Religion) was elected to a
two-year term on the Senate Executive Committee succeeding Fivizzani
Janet Kelly Moen (Sociology) was elected to a three-year term as one of
faculty representatives on the North Dakota University System Council of
College Faculties, succeeding Hanhan (Teaching and Learning);
Jonathan Sickler was elected as student representative to the Senate
Betty Gard (Library) and Charlotte Humphries (Health, Physical Education
Recreation) were elected to the Senate Committee on Committees.
Student Code: Solicitation Change Soundly
Defeated, Survey Alteration Barely Passes
A proposed addition to the definition of "solicitation" in the Code of
Life was almost unanimously defeated by University Senate, which voiced
uncertainties about its language and intent and questioned its
Approval was being sought for adding to the definition of campus
the wording "asking, appealing, enticing, pleading or seriously requesting
membership or information." Among other concerns, senators wondered what
"seriously" meant as it defeated the requested addition by a vote of 48 to
with three abstentions.
Jan Zahrly (Management), a member of the Student Policy Committee that
submitted the proposed change to Senate, said it was initiated by students
its intent was to prevent harassment. In answer to queries about a more
specific origin behind the proposed addition to the definition, she said
has been religious groups" approaching students "in many places and at
times." She had explained in initial questioning that students were
about organizations that they perceived as "seriously requesting
in a continuous, repetitive" way.
Joanne Gabrynowicz (Space Studies) said she understood the concern but
"this language is so oppressive." Lana Rakow (School of Communication)
she was "extremely concerned about inclusion of the language 'requesting .
information'." Al Berger (History) said he thought the kind of activity
addressed in the addition to the solicitation definition is
protected. Lynn Lindholm (Philosophy and Religion) suggested that students
educated on rights and ways of responding within such situations instead
adding to the solicitation definition.
On the other Code of Student Life proposal, senators questioned the need
adding "surveys" to the Code of Student Life section on petitions and the
expressed some doubts about the content of the section about the logistics
administering them. But enough -- barely -- senators apparently saw the
as merely innocuous and approved it by a 23-21 margin with three
The section added to the part of the Code on petitions states: "Surveys
conducted by non-recognized organization or student organizations on must
include the purpose of the survey, and the name of the organization must
displayed prominently on the survey. A copy may be requested by the
Coordinator of Student Organizations for verification of name and
organization. The content of the survey shall not be censored." (The
coordinator of student organizations is designated as the student affairs
president's representative in the survey addition to the code.)
Zahrly, again representing the Student Policy Committee through which
also initiated this proposed addition to the student code, said concerns
centered around conforming to the UND Institutional Review Board's
regarding the use of human subjects in research, which includes surveys. A
memorandum of understanding between that board and the Vice President for
Student Affairs when student groups operating under supervision of that
are concerned was instrumental in the proposed addition of the survey
to the student code.
Thomas Petros (Psychology) said he thought the change was fine, except
vice president for student affairs should be schooled in the treatment of
human subjects (in terms of research and survey activities)." While Al
(History) saw the addition as a possible way "to shelf a controversial
proposal" being addressed through some surveys "intending to seek the
opposition to University policy," David Uherka (Mathematics) stated "it
doesn't seem to require anything."
Senate Will Hold Second, Informal
Meeting Each Month This Year
Another meeting each month, less formal than the regular one and intended
for discussion instead of final actions, will be held by University Senate
this year. That was among announcements at its Oct. 2 meeting on actions
last spring by the Senate Executive Committee, which met more often than
over the past summer because the spring flood canceled the May meeting and
other end-of-school-year opportunities for conducting business.
The informational/discussion meetings, to which all Council members will
invited, will be conducted on the third Thursday of each month and will be
similar to Senate forums at which various issues of concern to the
community will be discussed.
The first will be Oct. 16 at 4:05 p.m. in room 7, Gamble Hall. Topics for
discussion will be the recommended constitutional and bylaw changes put
by the Task Force on Senate Membership and by the Senate Executive
and a beginning discussion of the General Education Requirements. Ideas
other meetings are being solicited from Senate members as well as from
Senate Changes Time Line, Procedures
For Council of College Faculties Elections
Several recommendations from the University Senate Executive Committee
times and methods for election of UND members to the statewide Council of
College Faculties were approved by Senate at its Oct. 2 meeting. Included
that beginning with the 1998-99 Senate elections, the University
representatives on the Council of College Faculties will be elected by the
University at the same time and method as members of Senate. It was noted
changing the time of election of Senate members from the present September
time frame to April is on the docket. If approved, election of the Council
Senate members would be conducted in the spring.
Other Council of College Faculties election times and procedures changes
approved were removing from the ballots names of Council members from any
college already represented with two members on the Council of College
Faculties; making the first ballot a nominating ballot; making Council of
College Faculties terms of offices three years, with the term of one
expiring each year; and designating the most recently retired Council
as the alternate to the Council of College Faculties.
UND President Kendall Baker, responding to an inquiry about how the
Restructuring and Reallocation Committee will identify programs for
said the Committee is, indeed, being brought into the program review
and recommendations will be program evaluation based rather than
Actions of the Senate Executive Committee since the end of the spring
that were announced at the Oct. 2 meeting, in addition to those already
in this report, incluavid Wilson. -- Jim Penwarden (University Relations).
NATIVE AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY DAY SET
Native American Opportunity Day will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 9
to 4 p.m., in the commons area on the main floor of the Memorial Union.
will be tables set up for various Native American programs on campus.
stop by and pick up any information you may need.
If you would like further information please call Native American Programs
777-4291. -- Jerry Severson, Federal TRIO Programs.
CILT OFFERS FACULTY WORKSHOPS
The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies still has some
available for its faculty training workshops this semester. Following is
list of scheduled sessions:
Power Point 3, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon; Power Point 1, Thursday,
16, 1 to 4 p.m.; Power Point 2, Monday, Oct. 20, 6 to 9 p.m.; MS Publisher
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m.; Power Point 3, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.
noon; Power Point 1, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to noon; Power Point 1,
Nov. 5, 6 to 9 p.m.; Power Point 2, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to noon;
Point 3, Thursday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to noon; Power Point 1, Monday, Nov.
to 4 p.m.; Power Point 3, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1 to 4 p.m.; MS Publisher 97,
Thursday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to noon; Power point 2, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 9
noon; Power Point 1, Thursday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to noon; Power Point 3,
Dec. 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Please call 777-4150 to reserve a space. -- Lynn
Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies.
PHI BETA KAPPA MEMBERS SOUGHT
Members of the UND faculty and staff who, while students here or
were elected to membership in and were initiated into Phi Beta Kappa are
to identify themselves to the UND chapter so they may participate in its
affairs. Please inform me by phone at 777-4381 or by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The UND chapter of Phi Beta Kappa soon will
begin its activities for the year; initiations will be held in early
and April. This year's Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar will be Murray
dancer, teacher, choreographer, and artistic director of the Nikolais and
Murray Louis Dance Company of New York City. Mr. Murray has created over
works; published two books of essays, Inside Dance and On Dance; and
a five-part film series titled Dance as an Art Form, which has become a
standard introduction series for education. He will deliver a public
on April 6 and be engaged in classes and meetings across the campus April
7. -- Ellen Erickson (Arts and Sciences), Secretary-Treasurer, UND Chapter
Phi Beta Kappa.
1997-98 UND DIRECTORY SALES BEGIN MONDAY
Copies of the new 1997-98 UND Directory will go on sale Monday afternoon,
13, at the University Bookstore and at Wilkerson Hall. The 184-page book
names, addresses, phone numbers, and, in many cases, e-mail addresses, of
faculty and staff, and names, phone numbers, and addresses of students.
book also contains much other information, including administrative,
and student governance personnel, residence hall and fraternity and
housing information, an overview and capsule history of the University,
research and service agency information, the campus map, city map, events
calendars, organization chart, emergency and disaster reaction procedures,
campus and city bus schedules, political divisions and voting sites for
Forks, and mailing procedures. The Directory, on sale for $1.25 per copy,
edited by the Office of University Relations and is compiled with
from a variety of sources. -- Jim Penwarden, Director, Office of
UNDInfo LOGS 2,300 "HITS" PER DAY
UNDInfo, UND's home page on the World Wide Web, is averaging 2,300 "hits,"
accesses per day, up from the 1,500 we averaged in the spring semester.
half of the accesses come from off campus. New features since the fall
semester began include student, faculty and staff searches, a "virtual
listings of faculty home pages, placement of the academic catalog and
schedules online, an upgraded map, an "A to Z" index, and completely
redesigned menus. The address is http://www.und.edu. -- Jan Orvik,
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE
Student Health Services will offer flu shots for employees on Wednesday,
29, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 a.m., in the
McCannel Hall atrium. The $10 fee will be billed directly to your
provider. Flu shots for students will be administered on Tuesday, Oct. 14,
from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Wilkerson Hall, Room 50, and on Thursday, Oct. 23,
from 9 a.m. to noon in the McCannel Hall atrium. Students will have to
the $8 fee, or it will go on their University billing account. -- Merle
Charney, Director, Student Health Services.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR IRON STUDY
The USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking men and
to take part in a study on iron absorption before and after taking iron
supplements. You must be healthy, not taking any medication unless it is
birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, and be over 21.
are welcome to join the study.
You would take 50 mg of iron or a placebo daily for 12 weeks and eat four
breakfasts; two before starting the capsules and two breakfasts after
the capsules. These are unique breakfasts, consisting of a hamburger,
french fries, vanilla milk shake, and labeled iron. Other than that, you
would eat your own food. Your blood would be drawn before two of the
breakfasts and two weeks later. Blood would also be drawn six weeks, 12
weeks, and 24 weeks after you finish taking the capsules. You would be
to save a stool sample once a week for the first 14 weeks and then with
For your effort, you would receive $165 after taking the capsules and $45
each of the three blood draws for a total of $300. You will also have the
satisfaction of knowing you will have helped increase scientific knowledge
the effects of iron supplementation. For more information, call Cody at
795-8396. -- Emily Nielsen, Community Studies Coordinator, USDA Human
PRINTING CENTER WILL NOT PROVIDE CHESHIRE LABELING
The Printing Center will no longer provide cheshire labeling services.
feel free to contact us at 777-2544 if you need information on other
alternatives. -- Richard Ganyo, Director, Printing Center.
MAJORITY OF '97 MEDICINE GRADS CHOSE PRIMARY CARE FIELD
Sixty-five percent of the M.D. Class of '97 entered training in primary
past summer. Thirty-nine of the 60 graduates selected residency programs
family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and combined
medicine-pediatrics. Twenty-seven members, or 45 percent of the class,
pursue training in family medicine. Of those, 13 will train in-state at
of the four family medicine residency programs in Grand Forks, Minot,
and Fargo. Last year, 15 1996 graduates chose family medicine for further
Internal medicine attracted six graduates, while five entered pediatrics
training. Three have begun transitional one-year residency training, and
another two have entered transitional programs with spots secured for next
year in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and ophthalmology.
Obstetrics-gynecology and orthopedic surgery programs have each attracted
graduates; emergency medicine and pathology have each attracted two
Three graduates have not yet finalized their residency training plans.
Of those graduates, 23 will remain in North Dakota for training. States
others will train include Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa,
Utah, Arizona, Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon, Arkansas, Idaho, Nebraska, New
Mexico, Nevada and Illinois. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences
offers training in family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery,
psychiatry and transitional programs in Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot and
Bismarck. Medical students interested in one of the more than 20 other
of medicine must go out-of-state for training. -- Roger Schauer, Director
Predoctoral Education in Family Medicine.
COLLEGE REPUBLICANS SEEKS ADVISOR
College Republicans, a UND student organization, is seeking an advisor to
with the group throughout the year. College Republicans have been active
UND for many years. The organization promotes Republican ideals,
student involvement in all areas of political influence, and fosters
leadership in individuals. For more information or to be involved, please
contact Diane Lochner at 777-8792. -- Ben Subedi, Coordinator of Student
ROTARY WILL PROVIDE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
Did you lose your holiday decorations in the spring flood or know someone
did? The Combined Rotary Clubs of St. Paul realized that many citizens of
Grand Forks and East Grand Forks lost decorations, and these clubs have
embarked on a major fundraising project to fill this void by providing
of decorations. The Greater Grand Forks Rotary Clubs will assist in this
project. Distribution will occur at the end of November. If you or
you know has lost their decorations please provide the name, address and
number by Nov. 1 to Jerry Bulisco, Campus Box 9040, or 234 Northridge
Court, Grand Forks, or call and leave a message at 746-1691, or send a fax
777-4583. Please do not call the Student Affairs Office. Please specify
you desire a Chanukah or Kwaanza box; otherwise the box will be packed
Christmas decorations. -- Jerry Bulisco, Student Affairs Office.
FREE COUNSELING OFFERED
The UND Psychological Services Center is offering free confidential crisis
counseling for flood-related issues. Please call 777-3691 for telephone or
on-site appointments. -- Psychological Services Center.
ITEMS FOR SALE TO PUBLIC ON BID
The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed, high-bid
the following items: older computer equipment, metal desks, and several
miscellaneous items. They may be seen at the Central Receiving Warehouse
the southwest corner of campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3
Monday through Thursday, Oct. 13-16. -- Jess Carl, Storekeeper, Central
GREEN AND WHITE DAYS LISTED
President Kendall Baker has declared Friday, Oct. 17, a Green & White Day.
Interested employees may green and white with their casual wear in
of athletic events (football vs. NDSU, volleyball at Morningside, cross
country at NCC at Fargo). Other Green and White Days during the coming
are: Nov. 14 (hockey vs. Minnesota-Duluth, football at Northern Colorado,
men's and women's basketball vs. Minnesota-Duluth, volleyball -- NCAA
tournament); Dec. 12 (hockey vs. St. Cloud State, men's and women's
vs. Moorhead State, football -- NCAA finals); Jan. 16 (hockey vs. Michigan
Tech, men's and women's basketball at South Dakota State and Augustana);
13 (hockey vs. Minnesota Gophers, men's and women's basketball vs.
and South Dakota State); March 6 (hockey vs. Wisconsin, men's and women's
basketball, NCAA regionals); April 17 (Baseball vs. Morningside and
of South Dakota). -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
APPLE COMPUTER REBATES AVAILABLE FORM BOOKSTORE
An Apple representative and system engineer will be at the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl Thursday, Oct. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. to answer questions on the
The University Bookstore is pleased to announce that Apple has extended
rebates on several computers until Friday, Oct. 24. Computers that
for a $300 rebate are: PowerMac 6500/250 (M6127LL/A, $1,945), or the
6500/275 (M6128LL/A, $2,253, currently in stock). The PowerBook
(M6169LL/A, $1,999, currently in stock) qualifies for a $200 rebate; the
PowerMac 5400/180 (M5686LL/A, $1,498, currently in stock) qualifies for a
These offers are good only while quantities last, and you must purchase
computer before Oct. 24. Requestes for rebates must be postmarked by Nov.
-- Kristi Bruno, University Bookstore).
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
BREAST CANCER WALK/RUN SET FOR OCT. 19
The UND chapter of the American Medical Women's Association will hold the
fourth annual Sharon Lambeth Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run Sunday, Oct.
in University Park. Runners will cover four miles; walkers will traverse
miles. The cost is $10 if you prefer not to purchase a T-shirt, and $12
those choosing to purchase a shirt. Registration begins at 1:15 p.m. with
run beginning at 2 p.m. Prizes will be given to the winners; door prizes
also be awarded. All proceeds go the Breast Cancer Coalition, a local
project set up to provide mammograms to women with low incomes.
This event honors the memory of Sharon Lambeth, an associate professor in
College of Nursing and victim of breast cancer. -- Kristina Bosch,
Medical Women's Association.
CRAFT CENTER WILL HOLD MINI-CRAFT WORKSHOPS
Holiday mini-craft workshops will be held each Friday from noon to 1 p.m.
the Craft Center, Oct. 3 through Nov 21. The Craft Center is located on
third floor of the Memorial Union.
Projects for Oct. 10 are brown bag paper ornaments, which will be
Oct. 17. Choose from Santa, snowman, angel, stocking, mitten, tree or
Gingerbread ornament for tree or wall; cost is $1 per ornament.
Different projects will be featured each week. Get a start on replacing or
adding to your handmade ornament collection. To register, call 777-3979.
projects may also be scheduled at other times by special arrangement. If
have a group that would like to do a craft activity, call 777-3979.
-- Bonnie Solberg, Coordinator, Craft Center.
MASTER CHORALE ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON
The Grand Forks Master Chorale has season subscriptions available for a
of four local concerts in 1997-98. The Chorale is a 40-member auditioned
group of singers from the region. It is directed by James Rodde (Choral
Studies). The Chorale will open its 15th season Saturday, Oct. 11, with a
performance of Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah." The concert, postponed
its original April date, will be at Holy Family Catholic Church at 7:30
The Chorale will be joined by the UND Concert Choir and an orchestra
of local musician's and members of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony.
The 1997-98 season will include the traditional Christmas holiday concert
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at United Lutheran Church. A midwinter folk song
festival, Folk on the Red, will take place Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m.; and
annual Masterworks Concert will end the season at 7:30 Sunday, April 26.
Season tickets can be purchased at a cost of $30 for adults and $25 for
seniors by writing Box 7125, Department of Music. For more information,
777-3376. -- Ruth Marshall, Master Chorale.
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE LISTS EVENTS
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., invites you to join them
the following events. On Friday, Oct. 10, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., there will
an International Cof-Tea Cup, which is an opportunity for students,
staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy international tea,
coffee and pastry while discussing world issues. On Saturday, Oct. 11, at
p.m. in the Grand Forks Civic Auditorium, the annual Feast of Nations,
postponed from an earlier date in April, will take place. This includes
international candlelight dinner, world vignettes, intercultural attire,
performances. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the event; call
777-3273. On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Centre will hold a social gathering
p.m., featuring pizza and dance, with international music and dance
Please join us. -- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.
MUSEUM COFFEE BAR HAS NEW HOURS
With Verena Fonder, formerly of LaBrasa, in charge of the North Dakota
of Art Coffee Bar, cuisine on campus has become international. Our German
baker provides a variety of home-baked Mediterranean and German cakes,
including baklava, continental tarts and freshly baked cookies, which are
available all day. French rolls are baked on the premises, and homemade
are ready at 9:30 a.m. The Museum Conference Room may be reserved for
of up to 12 for luncheon meetings, or call ahead for take-out orders. The
menu changes every two weeks; the Coffee Bar opens at 9:30 a.m. weekdays,
lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. -- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota
MINNEAPOLIS GOSPEL SOUND WILL PERFORM
Minneapolis Gospel Sound, a nationally known musical group, will perform
7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Hailed as a
magical group, the Gospel Sound has traveled throughout the country. The
Sound will take you on a musical journey through African and American
bringing an understanding and respect for diversity of the world.
There is no admission fee for the program, which is open to the public.
sponsored by the Multicultural Awareness Committee, a standing committee
Student Government. -- Ben Subedi, Advisor, Multicultural Awareness
MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES BEGINS OCT. 12
Classical music will again grace the galleries of the North Dakota Museum
Art when the Miami String Quartet performs this year's first Museum
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Probably the best thing an ensemble can do for a
neglected work is to make listeners feel indignation over its failure to
a place in the standard repertory. The Miami String Quartet performs that
service with both freshness and passion for the late Argentine composer
Alberto Ginastera with his Quartet No. 2 for Strings, and for Peteris
1984 "Sommerweisen" Quartet No. 2. Both will be performed at the Museum,
along with Beethoven.
The second performance in the series is by the Norwegian-based Grieg Piano
Trio on Sunday, Nov. 2. The trio has toured the United States, Canada,
Europe, and were selected to play at the ceremony honoring Nobel Prize
in Oslo, Norway. They will play works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and
Classical guitar will provide a change of pace Jan. 11 with a performance
David Burgess. Praised by critics for his "polished technique and
style," Burgess had performed solo recitals throughout North and South
America, Europe and the Far East. Burgess was a prot‚g‚ of the great
Segovia and has continued to perform concerts exploring the melodies and
rhythm of Latin music.
On Feb. 22, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, a Finish cellist who has won the Young
Concert Artists International Auditions and the Eurovision Young Musician
the Year competition, will perform on a 1718 Carl Giuseppe Testore cello
Lee Luvisi completes the season with his piano performance on March 8.
the past nearly four decades, he has developed an enviable career both as
soloist and chamber musician, and is today one of the most highly
artists on the American musical scene.
Season tickets for the five concerts are now available for $50 per general
admission ticket or for $25 per season for students. Tickets at the door
$12 or $5 respectively. Those interested in becoming a sponsor of the
Series may do so by donating $50 or more beyond the ticket price; their
will be listed in each program. For more information, please call the
at 777-4195, or mail a check to Box 7305; include your name and address.
Tickets will be mailed or held at the door. The Museum Concert Series is
supported in part by funding from the Myra Foundation. -- Marsy Schroeder,
North Dakota Museum of Art.
CRAFT EXPERT, FINANCIAL PLANNER ARE STUDIO ONE GUESTS
Darlene Shea, co-owner of Shea's Nursery in Grand Forks, will demonstrate
Halloween craft ideas for children during the Friday, Oct. 10 broadcast of
"Studio One." She will use a variety of supplies including popcorn, candy
corn, fake spiders, and red nail polish to create spooky decorations. Her
focus will be on how inexpensive these crafts are to make and how much fun
kids will have doing them.
Neil Robinson, an investor representing the Edward D. Jones Co., will also
appear on the show to explain the basic principles of investing money. He
says that compared to putting your money into a savings account or buying
Certificate of Deposit, a mutual fund can be much more prosperous. He
explain three easy tips for beginner investors.
"Studio One" is an award-winning one-hour weekly morning show featuring
weather, sports, and interviews. The program airs on UND Channel 3 in
Forks live Friday at 7 a.m. and is repeated at noon and 7 p.m.
can be seen Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon, as well as Monday through
at 7 p.m. The show also airs in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, and
Minneapolis. -- Monte Koshel, Studio One.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(Please contact Mavis at the Office of University Relations, Box 7144, or
777-4304, if you wish to make changes or have an event included.)
Through Fri., Oct. 10 -- ALUMNI INVITATIONAL, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts
Thurs., Oct. 9 -- "THE ALCHEMY OF MYSTICISM," presented by Jo Ann McNamara
Hunter College in New York, North Dakota Museum of Art, 4 to 5 p.m.;
will follow her talk; originally scheduled for April 22; sponsored by the
English Department and the President's Advisory Council on Women.
Thurs., Oct. 9 -- FOR WOMEN ONLY, "Mamography Is A Lifesaver," in honor of
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bonnie Freeland (UND Student Health
will lead the discussion, Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon.
Thurs., Oct. 9 -- DEPRESSION SCREENING, University Counseling Center will
offer UND students the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms
depression, 200 McCannel Hall, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; this is free; call
for more information.
Thurs., Oct. 9 -- RECEPTION in honor of Deb Glennen, who recently was
appointed director of Disability Support Services, 190 McCannel Hall, 2:30
Thurs., Oct. 9 -- FEAST OF NATIONS preparation, all are welcome to get a
preview of the upcoming Feast of Nations, International Centre, 2908
University Ave., 7 p.m.; call 777-3273 for more information.
Fri., Oct. 10 -- BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "The Narrow Sheath Genes Are Required
Pattern Formation in the Maize Leaf," presented by Michael Scanlon,
of California, Berkeley, 141 Starcher Hall, noon.
Fri., Oct. 10 -- INTERNATIONAL COF-TEA CUP, an opportunity for UND
faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy
tea, coffee, and pastry while discussing world issues, International
2908 University Ave., 3 to 4:30 p.m.; all are welcome; call 777-3273 for
Fri., Oct. 10 -- HOLIDAY MINI-CRAFT WORKSHOP, brown bag paper ornaments;
is $1 per ornament, Craft Center, third floor of the Memorial Union, noon
p.m.; call 777-3979 to register.
Fri., Oct. 10 -- FREE CONCERT, "Bliss," a Winnipeg-based band will perform
the front lawn of the Memorial Union about 3 p.m.; "Bliss" is donating its
as a tribute to UND students.
Fri., Oct. 10 -- EVENING WITH PAULA POUNDSTONE, this special event is for
thanking UND students, faculty and staff for all they did for UND and
Forks last spring and in the summer that followed, Hyslop Sports Center, 7
p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. for students who need current UND ID to get
Fri., Oct. 10 -- PETRA, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 11 -- PRE-MED DAY, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; for
college and high school students interested in a career of medicine, and
designed to provide insight into the process of applying to medical school
the life of a physician; free and open to the public; call 777-4221 for
Sat., Oct. 11 -- FEAST OF NATIONS including international candlelight
world vignettes, intercultural attire and performances, Grand Forks Civic
Auditorium, 615 1st Ave. N., 6 p.m.; tickets must be purchased in advance;
tickets purchased for the original program scheduled last April will be
Sat., Oct. 11 -- CONCERT, "Elijah," a dramatic oratorio by Felix
will be presented by the Grand Forks Master Chorale, Holy Family Catholic
Church, 1001 17th Ave. S., 7:30 p.m.; the Chorale will be joined by the
Concert Choir and an orchestra composed of local musicians and members of
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony; tickets are $8 for general admission, $7 for
and $5 for students, and will be sold at the door.
Sat., Oct. 11 -- FOOTBALL, UND at Mankato State University, Mankato,
Mon., Oct. 13 -- GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEETING, 305 Twamley Hall, 3:05 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 13 -- ROBERT WILKINS LECTURE, JoAnn Kay McNamara of Hunter
and the City University of New York's Graduate Center, will speak on
and Gender," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 8 p.m. (contact Edmund Clingan
777-6379 for more information).
Mon., Oct. 13 -- LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES, "Delegation: Work Smarter,
Harder," presenter to be announced, Leadership Inspiration Center, third
floor, Memorial Union, 3 p.m.; sessions are free and open to the public;
(series continues every Monday through Oct. 27).
Mon. through Fri., Oct. 13-17 -- NORTH DAKOTA CLOTHESLINE PROJECT honors
survivors as well as children who have been affected by intimate violence;
is a visual display of shirts with written messages and illustrations that
graphically demonstrate the impact of violence against individuals, their
families and/or friends, River Valley Room, Memorial Union, 9 a.m. to 8
call the Women's Center at 777-4300 for more information.
Tues., Oct. 14 -- GRAND FORKS COLLEGE/CAREER FAIR, North Dakota National
Armory, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; area high schools from North Dakota and Minnesota
will attend; call 777-4229 for more information.
Tues., Oct. 14 -- COUNSELING COLLOQUIUM, 316 Montgomery Hall, 12:30 to
p.m.; topic will be announced in the University Letter.
Wed., Oct. 15 -- POETRY READING, Jay Meek (English) will give a reading
his two new collections of poems: Headlands: New and Selected Poems, and
Lives, Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library, 4 p.m.; reading is free and open
the public; refreshments will be served, and books will be available for
Wed., Oct. 15 -- NATIVE AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY DAY, main floor, Memorial
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; call 777-4291 for more information.
Wed. through Sun., Oct. 15-19 -- THEATRE, "Kiss Me Kate," Burtness
7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m.; tickets are $10;
777-2085 for tickets; in conjunction with this production, the department
holding post-show discussions, a scholarly symposium, and a public lecture
the topic of gender in the musical drama and in the arts; featured will be
Abel, Professor of Theatre at the University of Vermont, opera and musical
theatre critic. Events include:
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- Dr. Abel will discuss his recent opus, "Opera in
Flesh," which is on reserve at the Chester Fritz Library under "Salon," as
part of the Women Studies Salon, Women's Center, 4 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 17 -- "The Persistence of Memory: Shifting Gender Images
Musical Theatre," a public lecture at 1 p.m. in Burtness Theatre.
Fri. and Sat., Oct. 17-18 -- "Post-Show Discussion," discussing
issues in the UND production of "Kiss Me Kate," after the 7:30 p.m.
performances at Burtness Theatre.
Sat., Oct. 18 -- "Perspectives on Gender in the Arts," a panel
featuring Dr. Abel, Susan Koprince (English), Carol Sedgwick (Music),
Dixon (English), and Kathy Coudle-King at 3 p.m. in Burtness Theatre.
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- WOMEN STUDIES SALON, opera and musical theatre critic
professor at the University of Vermont, Sam Abel, will speak on "The
of the Fat Lady: Opera and Gender," Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., 4 to
p.m.; call 777-2705 for more information.
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Room
McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- MEETING, State Board of Higher Education, Dickinson,
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- DISCUSSION FORUM, the University Senate will hold open
forum, non-procedural discussion meetings on the third Thursday of each
to discuss topics of pertinence to upcoming Senate deliberations or of
campus-wide interest, Room 7, Gamble Hall, 4 p.m.; all members of the
University community are invited to participate.
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING, 303 Twamley
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS, Thomas Vraalsen, Norway's
Ambassador to the United States, will visit Grand Forks to meet with
students, discuss the exchange program, and see the city following the
Sons of Norway Lodge, 1409 9th Ave. S, 11 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- BIOLOGY LECTURE, Alan R. Templeton, Department of
Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., the George C. Wheeler Distinguished
Lecturer for Fall 1997, will present "Smokey the Bear versus Collared
Landscape Management in the Ozarks," 141 Starcher Hall, 7:30 p.m.;
will also speak at noon Friday, Oct. 17.
Thurs., Oct. 16 -- SOCIAL GATHERING with pizza and dance, including
international music and dance lessons, International Centre, 2908
Ave., 7 p.m.; all are welcome; call 777-3273 for more information.
Fri., Oct. 17 -- UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS REPORT FORMS DUE IN THE OFFICE OF
ADMISSIONS AND RECORDS BY NOON.
Fri., Oct. 17 -- BIOLOGY TALK by Alan R. Templeton, Department of Biology,
Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., will present "What is a Species?"
Starcher Hall, noon; Templeton is the George C. Wheeler Distinguished
for Fall 1997.
Fri., Oct. 17 -- DOCTORAL EXAM for Margaret Donovan Westby, a candidate
the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, 210
Corwin-Larimore Hall, 10 a.m.; members of the Graduate Faculty are invited
Fri., Oct. 17 -- INTERNATIONAL COF-TEA CUP, an opportunity for UND
faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy
tea, coffee, and pastry while discussing world issues, International
2908 University Ave., 3 to 4:30 p.m.; all are welcome; call 777-3273 for
Fri., Oct. 17 -- GREEN AND WHITE DAY, President Baker has approved this
for employees to wear UND colors and jeans to show support for our Sioux
Fri., Oct. 17 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, Green/White Intrasquad, Hyslop Sports
Fri., Oct. 17 -- VOLLEYBALL, UND vs. University of South Dakota, Hyslop
Center, 5 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 18 -- TEST, American Dietetic Association (ADA), Room 116,
Hall, 8 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 18 -- FOOTBALL, UND vs. North Dakota State University (HALL OF
FAME), Memorial Stadium, 2 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 18 -- VOLLEYBALL, UND vs. Morningside College, Hyslop Sports
Center, 7 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 19 -- FOURTH ANNUAL SHARON LAMBETH BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
WALK/RUN, University Park, registration begins at 1:15 p.m. and the run
at 2 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 19 -- HOCKEY, UND vs. University of Manitoba, Engelstad Arena,
Mon., Oct. 20 -- LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES, "Leadership in a Global
presented by MaryAnne Lustgraaf, Memorial Union Director, Leadership
Inspiration Center, third floor, Memorial Union, 3 p.m.; sessions are free
open to the public; (series continues every Monday through Oct. 27).
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with the paper copy.
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UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Last Updated:Wednesday, September 4, 1996
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