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University Letter

October 16, 1998

Volume 36, No. 8

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 36, Number 8, October 16, 1998

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Richard Nelson, Managing Director of Aviation and a former airline president, has been named Interim Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

He succeeds John Odegard, the founder of the nationally known school and its first and only dean, who died Sept. 27 after a three year battle with cancer. A search committee will be named immediately to recommend a permanent dean. Nelson has been responsible for overall aviation operations and for strategic planning at the School and its affiliated UND Aerospace Foundation since he joined UND in May 1996.

Dick's credentials as an aviator, manager and his contacts throughout the airline industry are important reasons for his selection to lead the Odegard School during this transition period. Dick will provide important continuity as the School continues to pursues new partnerships with industry and the federal government that have been the hallmark of UND's aerospace program. Nelson will also serve as Interim President of the UND Aerospace Foundation. George Seielstad will continue as the Odegard School's Associate Dean.

Nelson came to UND in 1996 with more than 25 years of airline operations and flight training experience. Prior to joining UND Aerospace, he was president and chief executive officer of Skyway Airlines, Milwaukee, Wis., the wholly owned regional airline subsidiary of Midwest Express Airlines. Before being named president of Skyway Airlines in 1994, he held senior management positions with Alaskan air carrier Markair and ERA Aviation. Nelson began his airline career with Golden West Airlines where he advanced from first officer to chief pilot.

Nelson is an accomplished pilot with more than 14,000 hours of flight experience including over 4,000 hours of flight instructing. He is a former member of the Regional Airline Association Board of Directors and of the Alaska Air Carriers Board of Directors.

-- Kendall Baker, President.



The University granted 2,156 degrees between July 1, 1997, and June 30, 1998.




Christine Jones will be the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturer in the Physics Department Friday, Oct. 16. She will present a popular talk, "New Views of the Universe" at 7:30 p.m in 116 Witmer Hall.

Christine Jones received her Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University in 1974. Since then, she has been at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She has won numerous awards including the Bruno Rossi Prize (1985) awarded by the American Astronomical Society. The following is an abstract of her presentation:

For centuries the night sky has been a source of mystery and wonder. For most of those centuries, our view of the sky was limited to that obtained in visible light. During the 20th century, technological advances have opened new views of the universe beyond those available in visible light. New types of telescopes observed radiation in the radio, microwave, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. By using observations at other wavelengths, we have been able to peer into regions where optical emission is obscured, such as the center of our galaxy and dusty, star forming regions. These observations led to the discovery of exotic systems containing neutron stars and black holes, as well as to detailed knowledge of stellar birth and evolution. They have allowed us to map the distribution of "dark matter." These observations have provided information on how the Universe began and clues as to how it might end. This lecture will highlight some of the recent advances in astronomy.

The university and greater Grand Forks community is invited to attend this interesting and exciting lecture.

-- Mark Henriksen, Physics.



The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will hold a seminar at noon Monday, Oct. 19, in B710, Frank Low Conference Room, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Ross Johnson, Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, will present "Gap Junction Communication is Regulated in Early Xenopus Embryos by Beta-Catenin."

-- Bryon Grove, Anatomy and Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series Coordinator.



The Television Center will telecast the "Minnesota Lieutenant Governor's Candidate Forum" on cable channel 3 in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The forum, which focuses on the Lieutenant Governor candidates debating senior and disability issues, will be presented on Oct. 19, 21, 23, 26 and 28 at 9 p.m. each evening.

The program was originally produced Oct. 7 at the Hennepin County Government Center and was sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons and the Minnesota Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities, a coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

-- Barry Brode, Television Center.



The Geography Department will hold a Forum for Contemporary Geographic Issues" in which Tom Mote (Space Studies) will present "Remote Sensing Applications in Snow Hydrology, at noon Thursday, Oct. 22, in 118 Odegard Hall.

-- Department of Geography.


OctSOBERfest 1998 SET FOR OCT. 21

The University's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) will hold the seventh annual OctSOBERfest Wednesday, Oct. 21. This year's theme is "We The People: Pure Spirit, True Heritage." The keynote speaker is Paul LaRoche.

The kick off event is a free lunch in front of the Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; buffalo stew, fry bread, and soda will be served. ADAPT members and LaRoche will be on hand to answer questions. LaRoche will perform at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom; ADAPT will serve mocktails prior to the performance. The community is invited to attend.

LaRoche is a well known Lakota pianist; he travels with a traditional drummer and a flutist. Throughout the evening the Seven Feathers traditional dance group will also be performing. LaRoche was recently featured in the national media on "Regis and Kathy Lee," and also has a number of albums released. He will share a heartfelt message of a substance free lifestyle with the UND community. LaRoche will also perform some of his music for the audience.

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team strives to promote low risk alcohol choices among college students, in accordance with local, state and federal laws and policies. ADAPT also works on educating the community about alcohol and other drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, sex, rape, assault, and stress management. ADAPT is one of the services at the UND Counseling Center.

For more information on OctSOBERfest, or ADAPT, please call the ADAPT office at 777-4165.

-- Counseling Center.



The UND Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa invites all interested members of the education community to its upcoming meeting at Mayville State University to learn about its laptop initiative, in which every student is required to have a laptop computer. The meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 22, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. in the Luckasen Room of the Mayville State University Student Center, near the west entrance. Greetings will be brought by Ellen Chaffee, President, who will introduce faculty and students able to share their experiences with the laptop initiative which began last academic year.

UND members and guests may gather in front of the Education Building at 4:45 p.m. to car pool to Mayville. All area educators, Pre-K-12 and college, are welcome. In fact, dinner will be provided by the chapter for all first-time guests! Reservations are requested, however. Please phone your reservation to Audrey Pearson, 777-2674 by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19.

-- Mary Harris, Dean, College of Education and Human Development.



A Legislative Candidate Forum is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union. Refreshments will be served in the Lounge after the forum. This will be a chance for residents to meet with the candidates in their districts.

The forum is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Professors, Pi Sigma Alpha (the Political Science and Public Administration Honorary) and Student Government.

The forum will include introductions and brief comments from each candidate which will be followed by questions from a faculty and a student panelist. After that the audience will be given the opportunity to ask questions.

-- Robert Kweit (Political Science) for the UND Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).



The University Counseling Center will host a retirement reception for Cal Becker Thursday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Please help us celebrate Cal's 30 years of service to the University and students.

-- Dick Grosz, Director, Counseling Center.



The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will hold a special lecture, "IL-1 Receptor-Mediated Signal Transduction: Activation of a Cellular Kinase and Adaptor Protein Cascade," presented by Douglas Miller, Senior Investigator, Department of Inflammation and Immunology, Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, N.J., at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in 5510 Medical Science North.

Dr. Miller is a native North Dakotan and holds his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UND. He has spent his career in industrial chemistry and is currently Senior Investigator in the Department of Inflammation and Immunology at Merck Research Laboratories.

Special Note: Dr. Miller will discuss informally career opportunities in industrial research following his formal lecture above. All interested graduate students and others are invited to attend. The discussion will be either in Room 5510 or in the Biochemistry Departmental Conference Room. This will be announced prior to Dr. Miller's lecture.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

-- Robert Nordlie, Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.



The public is invited admission-free to a Vocal Master Class in Medieval Song Friday, Oct. 23, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, coached by members of The Voice of the Turtle. The Voice of the Turtle is a group of musicians who specialize in medieval sephardic (Spanish) Jewish song. They will be in Grand Forks for a concert at the Empire Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 24. At the Master Class, they will coach members of the UND Collegium Musicum in the performance of Troubadour Songs (from southern France). Fans of song, singers, and voice teachers should seize this opportunity to hear and learn about this beautiful and rarely-performed repertoire.

-- Gary Towne, Associate Professor of Music.



Contemporary American Indian Issues, Indian Studies 345 will present Cynthia Mala, Executive Director, North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, who will discuss "Tribal Government State Relations," Thursday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in 214 Merrifield Hall. Students, faculty, and staff are invited.

-- Richard Fiordo, School of Communication.



The University Senate will meet Thursday, Nov. 5, at 4:05 p.m., in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.

-- Alice Poehls (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.



The Institutional Review Board will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Oct. 27. 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, Oct. 20.

Notes from the meeting will be available in the Office of Research and Program Development approximately one week after the meeting.

-- F.R. Ferraro (Psychology), Chair, Institutional Review Board.




Arnold (Arnie) W. Keck, 65, formerly from Grand Forks, died of cancer Monday, Oct. 5, at the Arbors Rehabilitation Center in Canton, Ohio.

Arnie Keck was born in Washburn, N.D., on May 19, 1933. He attended elementary and secondary school in Washburn, and attended Minot State College graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education in 1956. He obtained a Certificate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado in Denver in 1957. He also did postgraduate work at the University of Oregon, University of North Dakota and the University of California at Davis. He worked as a physical therapist in Minot, Grand Forks and Dickinson, N.D., as well as in Florence, Ore. He was an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Northern Montana College in Havre from 1963 to 1968. From 1968 to 1973, Arnie was an Instructor in the Physical Therapy Department at UND. He left in 1973 to pursue graduate work. Arnie was an Instructor of Anatomy at the University of California, Davis from 1978 to 1981. He returned to UND in 1981 as an Instructor in the Anatomy Department. In 1989, he moved to the Department of Physical Therapy at UND and was an Assistant Professor in that Department at the time of his retirement in December of 1996. Following retirement, he was awarded the Assistant Professor Emeritus title in the UND Department of Physical Therapy.

In addition to his professional career, Arnie was an active woodworker and participated in numerous, area craft fairs. Arnie also had a keen interest in sports. Earlier in his career, he coached swimming at UND and Northern Montana College as well as age group swimmers in Grand Forks and Eugene, Ore. In 1996, Arnie was inducted into the Montana State University - Northern Athletic Hall of Fame.

Most of all, Arnie was known for his teaching ability and his dedication to the students. He taught gross anatomy to students in physical and occupational therapy as well as medical, athletic training and physical education students. Arnie's impact on the students that he taught was best summed up by one of his students when he retired, "No one will ever replace Arnie Keck as a UND teacher and friend, he will always be remembered by those whose lives he has touched."

He is survived by two sisters: Esther Grueneich, Bismarck, N.D., and Adeline Davenport, Sweet Home, Ore.; and three brothers Ted, San Marcos, Texas; Ruben, Wichita Falls, Texas; and Albin, Sunsite, Ariz. His extended family included Jay and Donna Evans of Canton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Gil and Bud.

No funeral services were planned at the request of the deceased. Memorials may be sent to the Arnold Keck Scholarship Fund, Department of Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037. Burial was in Bend, Ore.

-- Tom Mohr, Physical Therapy.




All 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, University Registrar.



The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just announced the 1999 Graduate Recruit Program which offers graduate students the opportunity to perform non-partisan research and policy analysis for the United States Congress. Graduate students will work alongside nationally recognized experts researching, analyzing, and evaluating legislative proposals. If selected as a 1999 Recruit, the student will initially be hired as a temporary full-time summer employee. If he/she performs successfully, consideration will be given for placement in a permanent position at the end of the summer or upon completion of the graduate degree.

Graduate Recruit positions are paid federal jobs. The salary will be commensurate with experience and will follow the standard federal government "GS" pay scale. Currently, Graduate Recruit salaries are $26,532 to $34,487 per annum for those who have completed one year of graduate school.

UND graduate students have a unique opportunity. Only 22 students will be selected nationwide, and we are fortunate that Joanne Gabrynowicz (Space Studies) has established contacts that make it possible for our graduate students to be interviewed.

Dr. Gabrynowicz notes that this is a "terrific opportunity for a permanent federal position." Interviews will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, in 210 Clifford Hall at 4 p.m.

I encourage you to announce this opportunity to your students.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



A memo was sent to all Graduate Faculty listing the nominees for membership on Graduate Faculty. There was an error in the memo, in which Michael Atkinson, Anatomy, was listed incorrectly as being a faculty member in the Biology Department. Please note the correction.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



The fall semester "Major Exploration Day" will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Academic departments will have faculty representatives available to answer students' questions or concerns and to discuss the majors available.

The goal of Major Exploration Day is to provide accurate information, enabling students to make informed academic decisions. There are a great number of UND students who do not declare their major upon entrance to the University. Many declared students are actually interested in a number of majors and need more information to make their final decision. Also, many students change their major during their academic years at the University so this event gives them an opportunity to see what's out there. For additional information please contact Student Academic Services at 777-2117.

-- Janelle Studney, Academic Advisor, Student Academic Services.



The Eighth Annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture is in the process of being planned in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library. A bibliography for the Lecture will be compiled. To assist in its preparation, all Deans and Department Chairs of the University have received a letter from the Director of Libraries, Frank D'Andraia, requesting that he receive notification of all publications, to include books, chapters in books, and articles published by faculty and staff from September 1997 to August 1998. All faculty and staff are encouraged to submit citations of their publications to their respective Deans or Department Chairs as soon as possible to enable them to meet the Library's deadline of Monday, Nov. 16. Thank you.

-- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.




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


The objective of the Foundation-wide Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education (POWRE) (98-160) program is to increase the prominence, visibility, and influence of women in all fields of academic science and engineering supported by NSF, especially in contexts where women are underre- presented. The Program provides funding opportunities not ordinarily available through regular research and education grant programs. Awards are designed to provide a one-time input of funds at a critical stage in the principal investigator's career, a means by which she can take advantage of an opportunity that will contribute to a significant, identifiable advance in her career path. They are not intended to provide funds to establish a laboratory. Although the subject of the proposed activity must be in an area of science or engineering research or education supported by NSF, the Program allows flexibility in choice of activities. Activities are expected to be substantively different from those that a principal investigator would consider developing for a regular proposal submitted to a disciplinary program or to other NSF competitions, but no categories are specified. Applicants are encouraged to request support for activities that make sense for their own particular career development. Supplemental requests will not be considered. The total amount requested must not exceed $75,000 for durations from 12-18 months. Funding in excess of $75,000 may be granted only when the principal investigator proposes an activity in residence at a host institution (defined as an institution with which the proposer has no current affiliation). For such a case, a detailed justification should be provided in the proposal to explain special circumstances that warrant the higher funding request. Minority women and women with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Except in very unusual circumstances, it is expected that applicants will hold a doctorate-level degree in an appropriate field. Contact: The program announcement can be obtained on the POWRE Web page-- www.nsf.gov, select "Crosscutting Programs," then "POWRE." Each directorate has a POWRE Web page, as listed in the Program Announcement. Program characteristics vary among directorates; Web sites should be consulted before the proposal is prepared. It is important to pay attention to changes in the program announcement; applicants who do not adhere to the new guidelines may be disadvantaged in the review process. Deadline: 12/9/98.

The Division of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences (MCB) provides support for basic research in the molecular and cellular biosciences (cell biology, biochemistry and molecular structure and function, and genetics and nucleic acids). Funds may also be used for applied research, workshops, symposia, conferences, equipment, operating research facilities, research collections, and supplemental support for undergraduates on individual projects. Fundamental studies leading to technological innovation are also supported. Support may be requested for periods of up to 60 months. Target Dates: 1/10/99, 7/10/99. Contact: Molecular Biochemistry, 703/306-1443; Molecular Biophysics, 703/306-1444; Biomolecular Processes, 703/306-1441; Cell Biology, 703/306-1442; Genetics, 703/306-1439; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/mcb-pd.htm.

Under the Joint NSF/Private Sector Research Opportunities Initiative (92-136), the NSF will match private sector support for qualifying research projects for 1-2 years with up to $75,000/year. Areas of interest are operational control, management systems, and strategic planning. The program supports research which is grounded in theory but has an operational component as well as research for the purpose of increasing the understanding and effectiveness of problem solving, information processing, and decision-making by individuals, groups, and organizations. The principal investigator will be supported by funding from the NSF and a Cooperating Organization. Topics can range from production, manufacturing, and marketing problems facing industrial firms and service organizations, to the role of decision analysis and decision support systems in improving the way individuals and groups make choices under conditions of risk and uncertainty. The topic should be of general interest to the research community, but still relate to a specific problem facing the Cooperating Organization. Eligible applicants are academic investigators with support from a cooperative organization. Cooperating Organizations may be privately-owned businesses, publicly held corporations, nonprofit institutions, or combinations thereof. They cannot be affiliated with, or be subunits of, the principal investigator's academic institution. Deadlines: 1/15/99, 8/15/99. Contact: Decision, Risk, & Management Sciences Program, 703/306-1757; fax 703/306-0485; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/sber/drms/start.htm.

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Industrial Hygiene Graduate Fellowships provide a $15,600 stipend for graduate students pursuing degrees and research in industrial hygiene at participating universities. Students also participate in summer practicum assignments at government agency facilities. Areas of interest include ergonomics, air quality, aerosols, noise, biological monitoring, exposure assessment, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, risk assessment, engineering controls, physical/chemical toxic agents, and environment, safety, and health management. Graduates of the program are employed by DOE contractors (federal, state, and local governments or private enterprise). Fellows are obligated to one year of full-time employment in a DOE facility for each academic year of fellowship tenure. Contact: Milton Constantin, Program Manager, 423/576-7009; constanm@orau.gov; Mary Kinney, Program Specialist, 423/576-9655; kinneym@orau.gov; http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/uggrad/ih1.htm. Deadline: 2/1/99.

The goals of Fusion Energy Science Fellowships are: 1) Science -advance plasma science and develop innovative approaches for confining a fusion plasma; tokamak research focuses on gaining a predictive understanding of the behavior of plasmas in near reactor-level conditions; 2) Technology develops technological capabilities necessary for advancing the science of fusion and fusion energy; research, engineering, and advanced design in superconducting magnets, advanced heat removal methods, information technology, plasma diagnostics and control, plasma heating and fueling, safety, fuel processing and breeding, and high performance materials. Contact: Sandra Johnson, Program Manager, 423/576-2600; johnsons@orau.gov; or Jennifer Gareen, Program Specialist, 423/241-2890; garrenj@orau.gov. Deadline: 2/1/99.

Applied Health Physics Fellowships support students pursuing master's degrees in engineering, mathematics, physical and life sciences who are interested in applied health physics (radiation protection). Benefits include a $14,400 stipend, additional $300 per month during practicum, tuition and fees up to $9,000 per year. Duration is 24 months. Awardees are obligated to complete one year of full-time employment as a DOE federal or contractor employee for each academic year of fellowship support. Deadline: 2/1/99. Contact: Sandra Johnson, Program Manager, 423/576-2600; johnsons@orau.gov; or Jennifer Garren, Program Specialist, 423/241-2890; garrenj@orau.gov; http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/uggrad/ahpfe1.htm.

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The Global Change Education Programs listed below, which will begin in June 1999, will support undergraduate and graduate students in Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER)-funded collaborative global change research. Study areas include atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycles, climatology, and terrestrial processes. Support is provided through the Atmospheric Chemistry Program (ACP), Environmental Meteorology Program (EMP), Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, Terrestrial Carbon Processes (TCP) effort, Program for Ecosystem Research (PER), and studies carried out under the direction of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC). Other studies address integrated assessments, predictions, and policy, as well as paleoclimatology and earth system processes. Contact: Jeff Gaffney, gaffney@anl.gov; Milton Constantin, Program Manager, 423/576-7009; constanm@orau.gov; Mary Kinney, Program Specialist, 423/576-9655; kinneym@orau.gov; or at a future date: http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/. Deadline: 2/1/98.

Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF) will support doctoral candidates in various global change research areas. GREF students will have 2 mentors: a university thesis advisor and a national laboratory researcher who will guide the thesis research activities. Fellowships, renewable for up to 5 years, will include transportation and housing at SURE '99 activities, tuition, and a support stipend. All qualified students will be encouraged to apply, but minority and female students will be particularly encouraged. Applicants should have completed their first year in graduate school, unless they have participated previously in SOARS or SURE undergraduate fellowship programs. GREF encourages interdisciplinary work among colleges, universities, and national laboratories involved in global change research efforts. Proposed doctoral thesis projects that bridge the gaps between the various GCEP programmatic research efforts will be particularly welcome.

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is a 4-year undergraduate and graduate program for students pursuing careers in atmospheric and related science. One of the goals is to increase ethnic diversity within the scientific community by providing educational and research opportunities, mentoring, career counseling and guidance, and financial support for students accepted into graduate-level programs.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), a 10-week program, will begin in the summer of 1999 with a 2-week orientation and focus session on global change research areas at NIGEC headquarters at the University of California, Davis. Students will then travel to 8-week research assignments at the national laboratories or universities. A mentor will be assigned to each student. An important aspect of the SURE program will be a summer scientific writing course. Awardees will receive travel and housing support as well as a weekly stipend and will be expected to reapply for a second year of research with their mentors when possible. The program will be aimed primarily at undergraduates in their sophomore and junior years, but outstanding freshman applicants will also be considered. All qualified students will be encouraged to apply, but minority and female students will be particularly encouraged.

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Grants are provided for capital, endowment, general purpose/operating support, building/renovation, equipment, computer systems/technology development, land acquisition, in-kind products, program development/project support, seed money/start-up funds, performance/production costs, or exhibitions. Areas of interest are: human services, education and youth (primarily agriculture and cooperative education programs and programs to develop knowledge and leadership skills of rural youth), civic (emphasis on programs that work to support stewardship of soil and water resources while maintaining a positive balance between the environment, agriculture and global food needs); and the arts. Grants are limited to one year. A letter of inquiry is the preferred form of initial contact. Contact: Bonnie Neuenfeldt, Community Relations, 612/481-2212; fax 612/481-2000. Deadline: 11/1/98, 3/1/99, 7/1/99, 9/1/99.

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Grant types include capital, endowment, general support, multiyear/continuing support, and project. Areas of interest are: arts and humanities (theater, public broadcasting, arts associations), health and human services (youth/community service organizations; employment programs, especially for youth) minorities, and women). Contact for the Foundation: Dee Henry Williams, Grants Administrator, 612/370-6553; fax 612/370-5542. Contact local Dayton's or Target Stores for information on Department Store Division programs. Deadline: None; grants generally NOT awarded between 1/31 and 4/15.

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Giving priorities include programs to facilitate and enhance rural community development and economics, projects/programs to preserve land and farm communities, higher education (programs designed to strengthen leadership within agriculture, or research that will benefit agriculture), health and human services (opportunities for young people to develop values/skills to become self-reliant and productive; rural health care, preventive health care, farm safety, programs to provide adequate care at reduced cost), and programs to increase international agricultural development and health programs for farmers. Awards are made for capital, conference/seminar, endowment, fellowship, general support, loan, matching, and multiyear/continuing support. Initial contact should be an executive summary of 3 pages or less. Contact: Eric P. Fogg, 515/222-6867; fax 515/222-6883. Deadline: Before quarterly meetings in October, January, April and July.

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Giving priorities are Building Human Capacity (focus is on building capacity of families/individuals of all ages to become stronger, more independent and self-sufficient members of the community); Community Development; Regional contributions at the local level; Education (providing access to life-long learning opportunities for youth/adults to become contributing members of the workforce); Arts and Culture. Grant types include capital, general support and project. Initial contact should be a brief letter of inquiry. Deadline: None. Contact: 612/330-6933 for grant application, guidelines, and appropriate contact person; or Malinda A. Marson, Manager, Contributions Committee, 612/330-6026; fax 612/330-6947.

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




The new 1998-99 UND Directory is on sale at the University Bookstore and at Wilkerson Hall. Office copies may be purchased through the departmental charge system at the Bookstore. The 192-page book lists names, addresses, phone number, and, in many cases, e-mail numbers of faculty and staff, and names, phone numbers, and addresses of students. The book also contains much other information, including administrative, academic, and student governance personnel; residence hall and fraternity and sorority 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 Grand Forks; and mailing procedures. The Directory, on sale for $1.25 per copy, is edited by the Office of University Relations and is compiled with information from a variety of sources.

-- Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.



Thomas Clifford, President Emeritus, was inducted into the "Studio One" Hall of Fame Thursday, Oct. 9. Clifford served as president of UND for 21 years (1971 - 1992). His connection to the university has covered more than 55 years, starting in 1945 when he joined the faculty.

Clifford's contributions to "Studio One" have been significant. He provided early start-up funds for "Studio One" and, working with Bruce Gjovig from UND's Center for Innovation, helped develop a plan that would eventually secure funds for the construction of UND's Rural Technology Center, the new home for "Studio One."

Under Clifford's leadership, UND evolved into the largest and most comprehensive university in the Dakotas, western Minnesota, and Montana. In a study by Bowling Green University, Clifford was named by his peers as one of the one hundred "most effective" presidents in the nation. Clifford is the seventh person to receive "Studio One's" Hall of Fame Award.

The "Studio One" Hall of Fame was established to recognize outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations to "Studio One" and the University of North Dakota. The inductees have made positive contributions to the program by helping create exceptional learning experiences for students.

"Studio One" is an award-winning live one-hour weekly television show featuring news, weather, sports and interviews. It airs in Grand Forks on Cable Channel 3 and several other North Dakota and Minnesota cities.

-- Barry Brode, Studio One Executive Director.



STAFFCHAT is an electronic mail list available for all UND staff. This list uses e-mail for the communication and exchange of topics of interest to staff. To subscribe to this list send an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.nodak.edu. No subject is needed. In the body of the message type in: subscribe staffchat yourfirstname yourlastname. To send a message to the list please address the e-mail to: staffchat@listserv.nodak.edu. For more information please contact me.

-- Kathy Spencer, Geology Library, 777-2408 or spencer@plains.nodak.edu.



The Computer Center will hold the following classes from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Computer Learning Lab, Memorial Union: Mulberry, 10/21 and 10/29; Pine, 11/4; Netscape, 10/28 and 11/12; Excel 97, 10/22, 11/10, and 11/19; Windows 95, 11/3 and 11/18; WordPerfect 8, 10/27 and 11/17; Word 97, 10/20 and 11/5. Register by calling University Within the University at 777-2128.

-- Tracy Uhlir, Computer Center.



A free Defensive Driving Course for UND employees and a member of their family will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 211 Rural Technology Center.

This course may reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. We will hold a subsequent class on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at RTC. Classes will resume in January and the following months on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month until May. The second Wednesday of the month will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. These will be held at the Rural Technology Center, Room 211, on 42nd Street and University Avenue. Please call the Safety Office at 777-3341 to register and get directions.

-- Corrinne Kjelstrom, Safety Office.




The Television Center will telecast the series Music de camera on cable channel 3 in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The series features chamber music concerts produced by Chamber Music Minnesota, which makes the shows available to more than 100 educational and community television systems throughout the United States.

Music de camera's eclectic presentations, from alphorns to zetas, will include piano trios, string quartets, woodwind and brass quintets, chamber choirs, harmonium, hunting horns, harmonicas, harps, harpsicord, forte and MIDI pianos, and many other unusual, as well as traditional instrumental combinations.

Chamber Music Minnesota also creates study guides for the series designed to assist music departments in elementary and middle level schools. Study guides are available on the Internet at www.chambermusicmn.org. Music de camera will run on channel 3 Monday through Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. To find out more about using the series for classroom instruction, contact Chamber Music Minnesota through the web site.

-- Barry Brode, Television Center.



At 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, the UND Wind Ensemble and University Band will present a concert at the Empire Arts Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.

The program will include traditional folk songs from Wales and England, music from Wagner's "Lohengrin," Bernstein's exciting "Overture to Candide," Charles Ives' "tongue-in-cheek" but patriotic "Variations on America,'" and two works which portray the rich cultural diversity of Spain and Mexico, "Espana Cani" and "La Fiesta Mexicana." Come and be a part of over 100 years of band tradition at the University of North Dakota. Future concerts will feature two world premieres, the new Pride of the North athletic band, and a finale concert dedicated to all those who served in the armed forces.

-- Gordon Brock, Director of Bands.



Season tickets are now on sale for the 16th year of performances by the Grand Forks Master Chorale, under the direction of James Rodde. A series of three local concerts makes up this year's offerings. The $22 season ticket can be ordered from the Grand Forks Master Chorale, Box 12272, Grand Forks, ND 58208.

The first program in this year's local series will take place Sunday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The annual holiday concert will feature the Chorale with a brass ensemble in "Gloria" by John Rutter. The UND Varsity Bards and Allegro Women's Chorus will make guest appearances, and the concert will conclude with traditional audience participation in carol-singing.

Composer and song leader Nick Page will make a return visit to Grand Forks in February. In addition to performances in local schools, Page will be guest artist at "Folk on the Red," Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. at United Lutheran Church.

J.S. Bach's "Mass in B Minor" will be the featured work in the annual Masterworks Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Holy Family Catholic Church. The Chorale will be joined by the UND Concert Choir and an orchestra of local instrumentalists and members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

There will be two special events which are not included in the season subscription. The Chorale will participate in the CanAm Concert of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Friday and Saturday, Oct, 30 and 31, and will join the choirs of Central and Red River High Schools for a concert of highlights from Handel's "Messiah" at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Saturday, Dec. 19. For information on any of these programs, call the Master Chorale at 777-3376.

-- Ruth Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.



Former Super Bowl defensive back Jackie Wallace will discuss his fall from celebrity status on the 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, edition of "Studio One. Wallace's professional football career began in 1973 when he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. He has played for NFL teams such as the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams. Wallace played in Super Bowl IX and Super Bowl XIV before his professional football career ended and his drug and alcohol addiction took precedence. For 10 years Wallace held odd jobs, hocked his two Super Bowl rings, slept under bridges, and ate out of dumpsters. Today, clean and sober, Wallace tells his story of "Riches to Rags" across the country.

UND Men's Soccer is a club sport. The team is rated first in the Conference and is looking towards qualifying for Nationals. Norway native Anders Willason is both coach and player on the team. "Studio One" will explore Willason's and the team's feeling about soccer becoming a sanctioned sport. A sanctioned sport is recognized by the University and is financially supported.

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

-- Stephanie Larson and Angela Welman, Marketing Team, Studio One.



The Wednesday, Oct. 21, Feast and Focus program at noon in the Women's Center, 305 Hamline Street, will be "Put On Your (Conscious) Thinking Cap!" In today's busy world, it's easy to get stuck in the rut of looking at situations in a one-dimensional way. Join us as we learn about the six dimensions of thinking and how to apply them in viewing things in a whole new light.

The noon Thursday, Oct. 22, For Women Only program will be "Women's Sexuality Issues." Please join us.

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



The University Federal Credit Union's second Annual "Costumed For a Cure" will be held Friday, Oct. 20. The University Federal Credit Union employees will wear costumes to join the Leukemia Society of America's fight against leukemia. Please stop by with your donations at the Credit Union offices, 403 Twamley Hall or the 2800 South Washington branch office.

The Leukemia Society of America is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia and its related cancers: lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma. Funds raised through "Costumed For A Cure" will be used by the Minnesota Chapter of the Leukemia Society to fund almost $1 million in research to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and the University of Minnesota and provide patient financial assistance to over 500 people in Minnesota, North and South Dakota.

While great strides are being made towards finding a cure for this disease, it still remains the number one disease killer of children. In 1998, over 2,800 people will be diagnosed with leukemia or a related cancer in Minnesota, North and South Dakota and an estimated 1,400 people will lose their battle in these states alone.

For more information regarding the Leukemia Society and the services they offer, please contact them at 5217 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 221, St. Louis Park, MN 55416, or call (612) 545-3309 or at (888) 220-4440.

-- George Meister, Manager, University Federal Credit Union.



Friday, Oct. 23, has been designated by President Baker as a Green and White Day. Members of the University community are invited to wear green and white in honor of volleyball, UND vs. Augustana and South Dakota State University; football at St. Cloud State University; and cross country at North Dakota State University Open.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor.


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