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University Letter

October 2, 1998

Volume 36 No. 6

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 36, Number 6, October 2, 1998

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The Fall 1998 enrollment of 10,392 is fairly evenly divided between men and women, with 5,208 (50.1%) men and 5,184 (49.9%) women.



President Baker will give his annual State of the University address at noon Monday, Oct. 12, at Burtness Theatre.

-- Dave Vorland, President's Office.



Board of Higher Education President Jack Hoeven announced the appointments to the UND Presidential Search Committee. The committee appointments were recommended by University System Chancellor Larry Isaak. The committee serves as an advisory committee to the Board of Higher Education, and their task is to recommend at least three finalists to the Board of Higher Education for the Board to interview and select from for the next president of UND.

Hoeven and Isaak sought input and nominations from many sources including students, faculty, staff employees, alumni, and community leaders. Although the committee is large, Hoeven and Isaak said they believe it is very important to include broad representation.

The committee is expected to begin its work in mid to late October; Hoeven would like the committee to forward names to the Board by April or May.

Committee members are: Harvey Knull, Search Committee Chair and Dean of the Graduate School; Beverly Clayburgh, member of the State Board of Higher Education, Grand Forks; Bob Henry, UND Alumni Board of Directors, Newburg, N.D.; Dan Rice, Associate Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership; Gerald Groenewold, Director of Energy and Environmental Research Center; H. David Wilson, Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Helen Melland, Associate Professor and Chair of Nursing Professionalism and Practice; Rashid Hasan, Professor of Chemical Engineering; Richard Crawford, Professor of Biology; Sharon Wilsnack, Professor of Neuroscience; Earl Strinden, Executive Vice President of the Alumni Association; Garvin Stevens, Executive Dean of UND-Williston; Hal Gershman, owner of Happy Harry's and RoadKing Inn; Jackie McElroy-Edwards, Professor and Chair of Visual Arts; Jeanette Satrom, Vice President of the State Board of Higher Education, Oriska, N.D.; Leon Osborne, Director of the Regional Weather Information Center; Linda Sinclair, Program Coordinator of Native American Programs; Marijo Shide, former State Board of Higher Education member, Larimore, N.D.; Patricia Fry, Professor of Law; Phil Harmeson, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Business Law; Rachel Hille, student; Shelly Kain, Administrative Assistant in the Vice President for Finance and Operations Office; Steve Snortland, student; and Larry Isaak, Chancellor (ex-officio member).

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Board of Higher Education.



President Kendall Baker has named Mark Langemo, Professor of Information Management and the voice of UND's men's basketball team, to chair an 18-person committee to recommend candidates to become UND's next Athletic Director. Terry Wanless, UND's current Athletic Director, has announced he will leave June 30, 1999.

Members of the search committee include: Committee Chair: Mark Langemo; Ron Brinkert, Chair, Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Arlyce Gibbs, community member; Bob Gustafson, executive director, Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce; Sue Hafner, president, Sioux Boosters; Marilyn Hagerty, Grand Forks Herald and honorary letter winner; Scott Hennen, KCNN/K-LITE Radio; Bill Lee, president, Community National Bank; John McGurran, Foster Klimm & Co., Fargo, letter winner in football; Reggie Morelli, President, Morelli Distributing Co., Minot Stephanie Mortenson, student member, Intercollegiate Athletic Committee; Elizabeth Nichols, Dean, College of Nursing, Intercollegiate Athletic Committee; Tom Owens, Chair, Chemical Engineering; Tim O'Keefe, Bemidji, Minn., Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, letter winner in hockey; Dick Olson, Fisher, Olson, Daley & Bata, Ltd.; Gene Roebuck, Head Coach, Women's Basketball Team; George Schubert, Athletic Representative to the NCAA, NCC and WCHA; Sue (Volk) Swanson, First National Bank, letter winner in swimming.

A North Dakota native, Langemo earned both his master's and doctoral degrees at UND. In his 25th year as a professor of information management in the UND College of Business and Public Administration, Langemo has long been involved with the academic aspects of recruiting for all sports. He is a former member and chair of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee and was named an Honorary Letter winner by the UND Letter Winners' Association in 1995 for his contributions to Fighting Sioux athletics.

Langemo is a prolific author who has been a management seminar leader or a consultant in 45 states, several Canadian provinces and Europe. A former UND teacher of the year, he received the College of Business and Public Administration's 1998 Meritorious Teaching, Research and Service Award, and has also won the Leahy Award, the highest award internationally in his discipline of records and information management.

The committee will review the position description, develop a recruitment announcement, organize its timelines, divide responsibilities among and assign responsibilities to committee members, receive and screen applications, interview candidates and, finally, submit recommended candidates to President Baker.

-- President's Office.



Family, friends, and the University community are mourning the loss of the founder and dean of the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. John Odegard died Sunday, Sept. 27, at home after a three-year fight against cancer. He was 57.

John Douglas Odegard was born Sept. 12, 1941, the son of Truman and Clara (Peterson) Odegard, in Minot, where he graduated from high school. He graduated from UND. He married Diane Rosedale on June 27, 1964, in Minot.

In 1968, Odegard pioneered UND's aviation program with one other faculty member and a pair of aircraft financed by the University's Alumni Foundation. The college has grown to become one of the nation's most widely-respected aerospace education programs and a leader in atmospheric research. In January 1998, the North Dakota Board of Higher Education voted to rename the Center for Aerospace Science as the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences in honor of its founder in its 30th anniversary year.

During his 32-year career as an aerospace educator, Odegard's reputation for leadership has earned him industry respect and numerous awards. It prompted his appointment in 1982 to chair the University Aviation Association's Airway Science committee. In that post, he directed the development of the Federal Aviation Administration's four-year degree designed to prepare technical managers for an increasingly complex National Airspace System. UND Aerospace was the first to implement the curriculum and has served as a model for academic institutions nationwide. His visionary approach helped initiate the Airway Science Network, a joint effort between UND Aerospace and the FAA, which, in 1993, began broadcasting aviation classes live via satellite to college campuses across the country. Students at these remote classrooms are able to view the broadcast and talk directly to the professors at UND.

In 1986, Odegard captured worldwide industry attention for leading the development of the SPECTRUM ab initio airline pilot training program. Odegard's leadership was instrumental in organizing an international ad hoc industry group - the International Air Transport Ab Initio Training Committee (IAATC) in which he served as vice chairman - training. Its purpose is to establish an open forum for developing uniform worldwide guidelines for ab initio training of air transport pilots and mechanics, focusing on personnel needs of airlines and corporate aviation.

In 1993, he was selected to be a member of the National Business Aircraft Association/University Aviation Association Management Training Certification Task Force. Under Odegard's leadership, UND Aerospace faculty moved to the forefront of research aimed at modernizing the nation's aging weather radar surveillance system. The nation's first multidisciplinary space studies program was established by UND Aerospace in 1987. Because of this program, NASA has designated UND as the state's Space Grant College.

In July 1998, Odegard and the Odegard School were honored with the FAA's 1998 Excellence in Aviation Award. "Through the Excellence in Aviation award, the FAA formally recognizes significant accomplishments as a result of aviation-related research efforts." In October 1997, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association/GA Team 2000 at its Annual Meeting of Founders honored Odegard with its inaugural Outstanding Contribution to Flight Training Award. In March 1996, Odegard was honored by the FAA with its Distinguished Service Award.

Odegard was honored by the National Air Transportation Association with its Excellence in Pilot Training Award in April 1994.

Among Odegard's many other awards is the prestigious Frank G. Brewer Trophy presented in November 1988 by the National Aeronautics Association. A year earlier, the editors of Aviation Week and Space Technology recognized his contributions to aerospace in their 1987 Laurels nominations.

In 1989, Odegard received the FAA Administrator's Regional "Championship" Award for Excellence in Aviation Education in the Individual Category and he was also honored as North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year. In 1992, he received the President's Medal for service to UND, to the state, and to humanity, presented by UND's president.

He is survived by his wife; a son, John (Paula) Jr., Wichita, Kansas; an daughter, Stephanie Odegard, Minneapolis; his mother, Minot; a brother, James (Cari), Grand Forks; and a sister Joann (Lyle) Samuelson, Minot. He was preceded in death by his father.

The family requests that people wishing to send memorials send them to the National Kidney Cancer Association (1234 Sherman Avenue, Suite 203, Evanston, IL 60202-1375) or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church (319 S. 5th St., Grand Forks, ND 58201).

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from UND Aerospace and the Grand Forks Herald.




The Institutional Review Board meeting originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, has been postponed and is being rescheduled. Contact Shirley Griffin (ORPD, 7-4279 or shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu) for further information.

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



Pulitzers, Murrows, and Silver Microphones are among the many nationally prestigious awards that will be featured at the 1998 Communications Day, Friday, Oct. 2.

The afternoon begins with panelists from the Grand Forks Herald, followed by a session of broadcasters from KFGO-AM, Fargo, KCNN, KNOX, and WDAZ-TV, all of Grand Forks. The final session will feature "alternative media" award winners, conducted via telephone, and will allow time for questions and discussion from the audience. All panels are scheduled to be held in the UND Memorial Union. The evening will conclude with the Seventh Jack Hagerty Lecture in Contemporary Media Issues and a banquet. The social hour, banquet, and lecture will be held at the Holiday Inn.

This year's Communication Day will feature William C. Gaines as the Hagerty Lecturer. Gaines began as a police reporter for The Chicago Tribune in 1963, in 1975 he began work on a task force. As a member of the task force he assumed multiple undercover roles, in order to research his investigative stories. Gaines received a Pulitzer Prize in both 1976 and 1988.

The Jack Hagerty Lecture series were established by the Herald to honor former editor Jack Hagerty, who retired in 1983 after more than 26 years with the Grand Forks Herald. Hagerty served in various prestigious positions within his profession, as well as assisted UND's School of Communication. Even after retirement, Hagerty continued to write a column for the Herald three times a week until his death in 1997. His widow, Marilyn, continues to write for the newspaper.

-- School of Communication.



The fall semester Physics Colloquium schedule follows. All sessions will be held Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in 209 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. All are welcome. For more information, phone 777-2911 or e-mail tchen@sage.und.nodak.edu.

Oct. 2, Henn Soonpaa (Physics), "Nonlinear Optics, A Demonstration of Principle"; Oct. 9, Fumika Kiriyama (Physics GTA), "Dipolemoment Functions of Hydrogen Chloride (H35Cl) and Carbon Monoxide (12C16O) Molecules"; Oct. 16, Christine Jones, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, "Hot Gas and Dark Matter in Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies"; Oct. 23, John Wagner (Physics), "Effect of Pressure on Superconductivity in High Tc Materials"; Oct. 30, Tar-pin Chen (Physics), "Two Dimensional Superconductivity and Coupling Length in High Tc Cuprates"; Nov. 6, Michael Jones (EERC), "Current Activities at EERC"; Nov. 13, Kathy Levin, University of Chicago, "High Tc Superconductivity: Into the Second Decade"; Nov. 20, Keith Olive, University of Minnesota, "Big Bang Nucleosythesis and the Cosmic Density of Matter"; Dec. 4, Steven Hill, Montana State University, "Microwave Spectroscopy of Organic Conductors."

-- Physics Department.



The department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will hold a seminar at noon Monday, Oct. 5, in B710, Frank Low Conference Room, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Wayne Vogl, Department of Anatomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, will present "Coupling of an Intercellular Junction to an Intracellular Microtubule-based Transport System - Spermatid Translocation in the Seminiferous Epithelium."

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



The Graduate Committee will meet Monday Oct. 5, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Consideration of the Graduate Faculty nominations.

2. Review of the subcommittee report on the Public Administration graduate program.

3. Review of the subcommittee report on the Chemistry graduate program.

4. Matters arising.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



The UND community is invited to "German America Day" on Tuesday, Oct. 6. This annual event begins at 7 p.m. at the UND International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The theme is "The Bismarck Year 1998: Observing the Centenary of Otto von Bismarck's Death." Proclamations, a planting, and anthems precede a panel on "Bismarck - Yesterday and Today." The panelists are eminently qualified to speak on Bismarck and the modern German political/parliamentary story. They are President Kendall Baker, Professor of Political Science and noted student of German elections; Edmund Clingan and Kimberly Porter, both in the UND History Department with special interests in German and North Dakota history respectively. The program concludes with "The Bismarck Legacy," a recent, half-hour broadcast for the centenary from Deutsche Welle Television. All are welcome to join in, heed the proclamations, and enjoy Bismarck Year refreshments. Sponsors are the UND International Centre, UND's German Club, and the Greater Grand Forks Germans from Russia Chapter. For inquiries call me at 775-4739 or the International Centre at 777-3301.

-- Herbert Boswau (Associate Professor Emeritus of German) for the sponsors.



The College of Business and Public Administration is inviting the University community to a "Thank You" ceremony for the Plant Services individuals who put a great deal of professionalism into creating our beautiful Cargill Room. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in and around the Cargill room, third floor, Gamble Hall. President Baker will be saying a few words and refreshments will be served. Come and join us to say thank you and stop by to see the new Cargill Room.

-- Phil Harmeson, Associate Dean, College of Business and Public Administration.



Faculty, graduate students, and staff are invited to a demonstration of ScienceDirect, a full text electronic journal resource, at the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at noon. The session will be held in the library classroom and will last about 50 minutes.

Edward Hueckel, Elsevier Science Publishers, will demonstrate the product, answer questions, and solicit comments. ScienceDirect contains the full text of 890 scientific, technical and medical journals published by Elsevier and Pergamon Press. Unique features include SummaryPlus abstracts of articles with images and tables and reference lists. There is also a bibliographic search layer comprised of Compendex Light and EMBASE Light with plans to add GeoBASE next year. For a preview go to: http://www.sciencedirect.com. Please join us Wednesday for a look at the electronic journal future.

-- Judith Rieke, Assistant Director and Collection Development Librarian, Library of the Health Sciences.



An information session for faculty members interested in teaching at the Ostfold Academy in Moss, Norway, will be held at the International Centre Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. Krista Lauritzen, Director of the Ostfold Academy, will present information as well as answer any questions about the experience. Jan Moen (Sociology and Peace Studies), will answer questions from the perspective of a faculty member who has taught in the program. Any interested faculty member is invited to attend.

A UND faculty member is still needed for the Spring 1999 semester to teach at the Academy. If you are interested, please contact me.

-- Barry Stinson, Director of International Programs at 777-3301 or bstinson@prairie.nodak.edu.



The Chemistry Department will host an open house for the dedication of the newly remodeled Abbott Hall during Homecoming activities Friday, Oct. 9. The dedication will begin with tours of the facility and an open house at 3 p.m. This multi-million dollar renovation project has greatly enhanced the UND Chemistry Department and its faculty with state-of-the-art research laboratories and equipment, as well as spacious and inviting lecture facilities.

At 3:30 p.m., there will be a short ceremony to celebrate the completion of this remodeling project. At 4 p.m., student scholarships and awards will be presented to chemistry students. Following the awards presentation, the annual Chemistry Alumni Lecture will begin. This year's lecturer is Phyllis Johnson ('71, '76), who is also returning to campus to receive the Alumni Association's highest honor, the Sioux Award. Dr. Johnson is the director of the Agricultural Research Service Beltsville Research Center, which is the chief scientific agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Everyone is welcome.

-- Harmon Abrahamson, Chair, Chemistry.



Howard Dahl, a North Dakota entrepreneur and international businessman who has made his companies powerful players on the world market, will speak at Homecoming 1998's noon kick-off luncheon Friday, Oct. 9. Dahl, who has been involved in the formation of several companies over the past 20 years and was named North Dakota Innovator of the Year for 1997, will discuss his philosophy on world economy. For tickets to the luncheon or any other information about Homecoming 98 events, call the UND Alumni Association at 777-2611. UND faculty, staff and students receive a reduced rate, $6, instead of the regular $12 cost.

Dahl, a Gwinner, N.D., native, is president and CEO of Amity Technology, LLC., a company he founded in January 1996. He comes from a line of entrepreneurs: his father and grandfather were creators and innovators too, founding both the Melroe Company, a manufacturer of ag equipment and skid-steer loaders, and Steiger Tractors, a leader in the four-wheel drive tractor industry.

Howard Dahl earned a bachelors degree in business administration from UND in 1971. In 1977, he earned a master of arts in philosophy of religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. He also undertook graduate work in philosophy at the University of Florida. Dahl founded Concord, Inc., a pioneer manufacturer of conservation tillage farm equipment in 1977. After battling with a tough farm economy in the 1980s, the company grew to became very successful and was sold to Case Corporation in 1996. Concord's products are sold throughout the world.

Amity Technology also manufactures and markets WIC, a sugar beet equipment line. Dahl also leads Concord Environmental Equipment (CEE), the nation's leading manufacturer of agricultural soil samplers. A commitment to the ideals of precision farming, a method geared to lowering costs and protecting the environment, is a trademark of Dahl's businesses and products.

Dahl and his wife, Ann, have three children and live in Fargo.

-- Jackie Flaten, Public Information Director, UND Foundation.



Take Back the Night is a march and rally to promote public awareness of interpersonal violence. Women and men who share a commitment to personal safety in our everyday lives are invited to join us Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Dakota Lounge, second floor, Memorial Union. We will gather at the Women's Center afterwards for treats. Please join us in making this statement against violence in our community.

This event is being held in conjunction with the display of the ND Clothesline Project. Co-sponsors include the Women's Center, the Memorial Union and the Grand Forks Community Violence Intervention Center. For more information, please call the Women's Center at 777-4300.

-- Kay Mendick, Women's Center.



Christine Jones will be the Physics Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturer on Friday, Oct. 16. She will present a colloquium, "Hot Gas and Dark Matter in Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies" at 3:30 p.m. and a popular talk, "New Views of the Universe" at 7:30 p.m. in 116 Witmer Hall. Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University in 1974. Since then, she has been at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, first as a Center Postdoctoral Fellow, then as a Harvard Junior Fellow, and currently as a Smithsonian senior scientist. During her career, she has won numerous awards including the Bart J. Bok Prize (1979), awarded by Harvard University and the Bruno Rossi Prize (1985) awarded by the American Astronomical Society. Both awards are for outstanding research.

She has also received a NASA Group Achievement Award in 1980 for her work with the Einstein Observatory, the first X-ray imaging observatory, and also in 1991 for her work with ROSAT, an international X-ray observatory. She currently leads the Science Calibration Group at the AXAF Science Center in Cambridge, Mass. AXAF is the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility which, along with the Hubble Space Telescope, is one of NASA's Great Observatories. Her visit is sponsored by both the American Astronomical Society and North Dakota EPSCoR.

-- Mark Henriksen, Physics.




The Student Technology Fee Committee is soliciting proposals to be funded from the spring student technology fee dollars. Proposal forms have been distributed to the vice presidents, deans, directors and department chairpersons. For a copy of the request forms, please contact your appropriate administrator.

The deadline to submit proposals to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs will be Friday, Oct. 30. Deans and other division administrators may have an earlier deadline. Please check with your appropriate administrator regarding these deadlines.

-- Stacie Varnson, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Technology Fee Committee Convener.



The University Bookstore Textbook Department will begin returning Fall 1998 textbooks the week of Oct. 5. Please encourage students to stop in and pick up any materials they have not yet purchased. Spring 1999 textbook requisitions are due Sunday, Oct. 11. Requisitions can now be submitted via the University Bookstore web page. Our address is http://bookstore.und.nodak.edu.

-- Shannon Webber, University Bookstore.



A large variety of VHS videos and laser discs has been purchased with grant funds by Ken Hall (Languages) in the course of his research and teaching on Hong Kong film. These films will be made available to the University community for viewing on a check-out basis. They are housed in the Language Lab, 306 Merrifield Hall. For a list of the Hong Kong films, please contact Dr. Hall at 777-3815, khall@badlands.nodak.edu, or view the list outside the Language Lab. All films are subtitled in English; the laser discs have Cantonese dialog on the analog track and Mandarin on the digital. Most of the Hong Kong videos are in Cantonese, with some few exceptions in Mandarin. The videos are in VHS format and are compatible with commonly sold video machines (that is, they are not in European video format).

-- Ken Hall, Professor of Languages.



"Unsatisfactory Progress Report" forms are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Friday, Oct. 16. Please adhere to the following procedures to assure that accurate and adequate information is transmitted to students.

1. The departmental office picks up forms beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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 student to correct any error in registration prior to the last day to drop, Friday, Nov. 13.

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, but should be directed to the Office of the Registrar to correct the problem.

5. The "Unsatisfactory Progress Report" forms are to be completed by all faculty members and returned to the Office of the Registrar no later than noon on Friday, Oct. 16. Adherence to this schedule is essential since 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 Office of the Registrar, 201 Twamley Hall.

Thank you very much for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call 777-2711.

-- Alice Poehls, University Registrar.



The North Dakota Association of Admission Counselors will hold the Grand Forks College/Career Fair Monday, Oct. 5, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the North Dakota National Guard Armory. There will be 46 participant organizations, including technical schools, colleges and universities, armed forces, and guarantee agencies. Area high schools in North Dakota and Minnesota will attend this event.

-- Idona Mikkelsen, Enrollment Services.




June grant recipients at the University include the following: Aerospace Sciences, Ronald DePue, Wilfred Jackson, Sherman Weigel, John Odegard; Anthropology, Dennis Toom; Atmospheric Sciences, Leon Osborne, Michael Poellot, Jeffrey Stith; Biology, Steven Kelsch; Education and Human Development, Mary McDonnell Harris; Community Medicine and Rural Health, Mary Amundson; Continuing Education, Dawn Botsford; Energy and Environmental Research Center, Bruce Folkedahl, Dean Goebel, Ames Grisanti, Jay Haley, John Hendrikson, John Hurley, Michael Mann, Gale Mayer, Donald McCollor, Stanley Miller, Erin O'Leary, Lucia Romuld, Richard Schulz, Edward Steadman, Tina Strobel, Gregory Weber, Christopher Zygarlicke; Geology and Geological Engineering, William Gosnold; INMED, Education and Human Development, Donna Brown, Eugene DeLorme, Mark Guy, Thomas Norris; Mechanical Engineering, George Bibel; Physics, Mark Henriksen; Small Business Development Center, Wally Kearns; School of Medicine and Health Sciences, H. David Wilson; Social Work - Children and Family Services Training Center, Tara Muhlhauser; Sociology - Social Science Research Institute, Cordell Fontaine; Space Studies, George Seielstad; Student Health Services, Merle Charney; Teaching and Learning, Lynne Chalmers; University Children's Center, Terry Webb.

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



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


Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships provide stipends of $27,000 to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have achieved the doctorate by 11/15/98. Four fellowships are available each in the arts and humanities, social, and natural sciences; one unrestricted; and one for a woman from an underrepresented minority group. There are no restrictions as to place, field of study, or age of applicant. Fellowships occur 1/1/99-6/30/00. Application forms are available August 1 through November 1. Deadline: 11/15/98. Contact: 319/337-1716x98; fax 319/337-1204; http://www.aauw.org.

Selected Professions Fellowship stipends range from $5,000-$12,000 for fellowship awards and $15,000 for Engineering Dissertation Awards. Support is provided to women in fields where women's participation has been low and to engineering and doctoral candidates who are in their first or final year of study. All women in the following programs may apply: Architecture (M. Arch.), Computer/Information Sciences (M.S.), Engineering (M.E., M.S., Ph.D.), and Mathematics/Statistics (M.S.). Fellowships in the following programs are restricted to women of color: Business Administration (M.B.A., E.M.B.A.), Law (J.D.), and Medicine (M.D., D.O.). Special consideration is given to applicants who show professional promise in innovative or neglected areas of research and/or practice in areas of public interest. Application forms are available 8/1/98-12/20/98 for fellowships and 8/1/98-11/1/98 for the Engineering Dissertation only. Deadlines: 11/15/98, 1/2/99. Contact: 319/337-1716x98; fax 319/337-1204; http://www.aauw.org.

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Ecosystem Science Program awards provide up to 5 years of support for basic research designed to increase our understanding of crop, forest, rangeland, and aquatic (including riparian, wetland, and estuarine, but not oceanic) ecosystems. All projects must have clear relevance to understanding the structure/function interrelations and sustainability of managed ecosystems. Subject to this criterion, the program will consider research on ecosystems as they respond to natural (e.g., wind, flood, fire, pest outbreak) and/or anthropogenic (e.g., ozone, climate change, management) disturbances. Pro- posals that integrate multidisciplinary basic research designed to understand how materials, energy, and water flow through and interact with the environment are encouraged. Also encouraged are proposals that include controlled manipulation and quantitative characterizations of current management practices to determine the effects of these practices on key ecosystem structure/function interrelations. Proposals to develop and validate models of ecosystem structure/function will be considered if such models provide compartmentalization schemes within which multiple functional components of the ecosystem (e.g., rates of nutrient transfer, capacity for nutrient conservation, level of redundancy of function, etc.) are integrated. Deadline: 11/15/98. Contact: Michael O'Neill 202/401-4082; moneill@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/nri.

A portion of funds available for the following two programs will be set aside as Strengthening Awards for faculty members who have not been successful in obtaining a competitive grant from the sponsor within the past 5 years, and who are at small and mid-sized U.S. institutions that previously have had limited institutional success in obtaining grants under any Federal competitive research grants program. Faculty from North Dakota are among those particularly encouraged to apply.

Rural Development Program awards provide up to 5 years of support for research on understanding forces affecting rural areas and for designing new approaches to rural development. Support is available for research to provide new knowledge to produce and process products that can compete effectively in the U.S. and world markets; stimulate economic development in rural areas; and develop production and processing practices necessary to sustain or enhance the natural environment and quality of rural American living. This includes development of new research methodologies, data sets and their application along with descriptive studies to identify and assess domestic and international market potentials for agricultural, aquacultural, and forest products; determine the ability of U.S. industries to compete for these markets; and assess and evaluate the sustainability implications of new technologies. Research areas are: 1) Markets and Trade, a) Understanding Forces Affecting Rural Areas and b) Designing and Evaluating New Approaches to Rural Development; and 2) Rural Development. Proposals are invited from any social or behavioral science discipline or combination thereof. New and innovative theoretical perspectives and methodologies are encouraged. Research may be performed by individual investigators, co-investigators within the same discipline, or multidisciplinary teams. Deadline: 12/15/98. Contact: Mark Bailey, 202/401-1898; mbailey@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/nri.

Markets and Trade Program awards provide up to 5 years of support for research on U.S. agricultural market assessments, competitiveness, and sustainability. Support is provided for research to increase knowledge on how to compete in the production and marketing of raw commodities and value-added products, stimulate economic development in rural areas, and develop production and processing practices and institutions to enhance the natural environment and standard of rural living. In the competitiveness area, proposals are requested that assess and evaluate issues affecting the competitiveness of U.S. producers and processors, as well as their foreign competitors in domestic and/or international markets. Two aspects of sustainability will be supported: the adoption of technology that may have influences on productivity and environmental quality to one degree or another and assessments of pending technologies or adopted technologies. The second aspect deals with understanding the potential economic and social consequences from practicing good stewardship of our natural resources. Deadline: 12/15/98. Contact: Mark Bailey, 202/401-1898; mbailey@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/nri.

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The Samuel Lazerow Fellowship for Research in Acquisitions/Technical Services provides $1,000 awards to foster advances in acquisitions or technical services by providing librarians in those fields a fellowship for research, travel, or writing. Research projects in collection development or the com- pilation of bibliographies will not be supported. There are no citizenship restrictions. Deadline: 12/1/98. Contact: Jack Briody, 800/545-2433x2516; fax 312/280-2520; jbriody@ala.org; http://www.ala.org.

Whitney-Carnegie Awards provide up to $5,000 to individuals for preparation of bibliographic aids for research. The aids must be aimed at a scholarly audience and have general applicability. There are no citizenship restrictions. Preference is given to projects for which the ALA can serve as publisher. Deadline: 12/1/98. Contact: Eve Cotton, 800/545-2433x5416; fax 312/280-3224; ecotton@ala.org; http://www.ala.org.

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The Rural Interdisciplinary Training Program is designed to support projects that will emphasize interdisciplinary training for health care practitioners for rural areas. Funds will be provided for interdisciplinary training projects designed to: 1) use new and innovative methods to train health care practitioners to provide services in rural areas; 2) demonstrate and evaluate innovative interdisciplinary methods and models designed to provide access to cost-effective comprehensive health care; 3) deliver health care services to individuals residing in rural areas; 4) enhance the amount of relevant research conducted concerning health care issues in rural areas; and 5) increase the recruitment and retention of health care practitioners in rural areas and make rural practice a more attractive career choice for health care practitioners. Applications must be jointly submitted by at least two eligible applicants with the express purpose of assisting individuals in academic institutions in establishing long-term collaborative relationships with health care providers in rural areas. Applicants are also required to designate a rural health care agency or agencies for clinical treatment or training. Applications will be available 11/1/98. Deadline: 2/12/99. Contact: Cdr. Judith E. Arndt, 301/443-6867; fax 301/443-1164; hrsa.gac@ix.netcom.com; http://www.hrsa.dhhs.gov/bhpr/grants.html (applications) or http://www.hrsa.dhhs.gov/bhpr/dadphp/rurinter.htm (program information, etc.).

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Residential Fellowships at the Center, located on the Italian Riviera, are offered for artists and scholars in the arts and humanities. The Center has a small library with basic references and a good collection of French literature. Fellows also have access to ten major libraries in Genoa, or may use Bogliasco as a home base for research at primary sources in other parts of Italy. The Center has a maximum capacity of 16 persons, providing an intimate setting for artistic and scholarly work. Fellowships are granted to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture and landscape architecture, classics, dance, film, history, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and the visual arts. Applicants are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. They also must submit descriptions of the projects they intend to pursue in Bogliasco. An approved project is presumed to lead to the completion of a major work followed by publication, performance, production or exhibition. Duration is usually from 4-7 weeks. Joint applications from spouses are encouraged. Deadline: 2/1/99 (Fall Semester 1999); 5/1/99 (Spring Semester 2000). Contact: the Foundation, 885 - 2nd Avenue, Room 3100, New York, NY 10017; bogfound@mindspring.com.

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The objective of the 1999 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I Program of the National Center for Research and Quality Assurance (NCERQA) is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small businesses to undertake cutting edge, high-risk, or long-term research that has a high potential payoff if the research is successful. It is designed to strengthen the role of small businesses in federally funded R&D and help develop a stronger national base for technical innovation. Small business firms are invited to submit research proposals to conduct feasibility related experimental research to determine the preliminary commercialization potential of proposed efforts in the following areas: pollution prevention, urban infrastructure rehabilitation, environmental monitoring and analytical technologies and pollution control technologies applicable to: drinking water treatment; municipal and industrial wastewater; storm water; indoor air and indoor air pollution emissions; solid and hazardous wastes, contaminated sites, toxic and ozone depleting substances and greenhouse gas emissions. Technologies featuring conservation, reuse, recycling, increased efficiencies, and waste minimization are of special interest. Approximately 30-50 contracts of up to $70,000 will be awarded. The period of performance is typically 6 months. Successful completion of Phase I contracts allows small businesses to compete in Phase II efforts (up to $295,000 and a period of performance of 2 years). Deadline: 11/19/98. Contact: http://www.epa.gov/ncerqa/.

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The Genetics and Developmental Biology Research program provides support for studies directed toward gaining a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of inheritance and development. Potential applicants are urged to contact NIGMS program staff for guidance in areas appropriate for program project grant applications and preparation of the application itself. Most projects supported by NIGMS make use of non-human model systems. It is expected that the results of these studies will lead to the eventual diagnosis, prevention, therapy, and cure of human genetic and developmental disorders. Among areas under active investigation are the replication, repair, and recombination of DNA; the regulation of gene expression; RNA processing; protein synthesis; extrachromosomal inheritance; population genetics and evolution; developmental genetics; cell growth and differentiation; cell cycle control; rearrangement of genetic elements; neurogenetics and the genetics of behavior; and chromosome organization and mechanics. Deadlines: 2/1/99, 6/1/99, 10/1/99. Contact: Dr. Judith H. Greenberg, Director, 301/594-0943; greenbej@nigms.nih.gov, http://www.nih.gov/nigms/about_nigms/gdb.html.

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The Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Eligible scholars must have had their Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent degree conferred between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1998. NAE funds proposals which promise to make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education as well as to advance the careers of the recipients. The purpose of the fellowship is to support the applicant's time to conduct a research project with significant relevance to the field of education. Candidates from education, the humanities, or the social and behavioral sciences may apply. Up to 30 fellows will be selected. Deadline: 12/10/98. Contact: New York University School of Education, 212/998-9035; fax 212/995-4435.

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




In preparation for the upcoming biennial legislative session, I am asking all members of the University community to forward to me issues that they think should be addressed during the session and ideas for how the University can best communicate its accomplishments and vision for the future.

-- Mary Kweit (Political Science), University Senate Chair.



Martin Rothberg, a cardiothoracic surgeon in Minot, has been named Assistant Dean for the Northwest Campus of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He replaces Warren Keene of Minot, who resigned.

Rothberg, a clinical professor of surgery at the UND Medical School, was chosen from a number of talented individuals who expressed interest in the job. He continues in his surgical practice while serving with the school part-time. He oversees the educational programs of senior medical students and physicians-in-training, family medicine residents, on the campus. In his new role, Rothberg counsels and advises medical students, serves as a liaison between the school and volunteer physician-faculty members, organizes students' clinical rotations and participates in pursuing the school's mission through other administrative duties and activities.

Rothberg, who joined Trinity Medical Center in Minot in 1992, is chief of surgery and chief of cardiothoracic surgery there. The New York native attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Guam and Montana State University; at the latter he earned a bachelor of science degree in 1978. He completed requirements for the doctor of medicine (M.D.) Degree at the University of Washington in 1982. He took residency training in general surgery at Creighton University affiliated hospitals in Omaha and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in England. He trained in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received numerous honors and recognition awards during his career and has been active as a presenter and author on topics related to his medical specialty.

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



The Alumni Association will recognize four distinguished individuals with its highest honor, the Sioux Award, as part of the Homecoming 98 celebration Oct. 8-10. Recipients are Maj. Gen. Bryan Hawley; James C. Hester; and former Grand Forks residents Phyllis (Lanes) Johnson; and Bruce Porter, M.D. They will be honored at the Sioux Awards Banquet Friday, Oct. 9, at the Westward Ho in Grand Forks. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and program at 7:15 p.m.

For tickets or additional information regarding the Sioux Awards Banquet or any other Homecoming 98 event, please contact the Alumni Association, 777-2611.

* Maj. Gen. Bryan Hawley, Minot native and Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Air Force, serves as the Air Force's senior uniformed attorney responsible for furnishing legal advice, opinions and assistance to the chief of staff, Air Staff and Air Force commanders and agencies worldwide. Hawley oversees the provision of legal services by nearly 1,400 Air Force judge advocates, 250 civilian attorneys, and more than 1,600 enlisted paralegals and other civilian employees. He earned an accounting degree in 1964, a bachelor of law degree in 1967, and Juris doctorate degree in 1969, all from UND. He and his wife, Marlene (DuVall), who earned a bachelor's degree in education from UND in 1964 and is originally from Bismarck, live at Bolling Air Force Base in the District of Columbia.

* James Hester, a former Sioux athlete and professional football player, is known in his home area of Davenport, Iowa, for his dedication to motivating youth. Hester, combine supervisor for John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., is also vice president of the Davenport School Board. Hester came to UND in the mid 1960s and was an outstanding athlete in both basketball and football. At UND he teamed with fellow student cager Phil Jackson (now recently retired head coach for the Chicago Bulls) to lead the Sioux to three NCC titles in a row. He also started nine football games as a senior flanker in the fall of 1966 when the Sioux captured an NCC crown and a berth in the Pecan Bowl. Hester was inducted into the UND Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1967, he was drafted by the new Orleans Saints where he played for three seasons at tight end. He was traded to the Chicago Bears where he played a year. He decided to "hang up his jersey" after his fifth knee surgery.

A strong believer in education and in being involved in one's community, Hester regularly visits area schools and talks to youth about the importance of education. He lives up to his philosophy of "you can't just talk about a problem without going out to get involved and try to be a part of the solution." He and his wife, Christine, live in Davenport.

* Phyllis (Lanes) Johnson, a Grafton native who grew up in Grand Forks, earned a bachelor's degree in 1971 and doctorate in 1976, both in chemistry from UND. She is director of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Beltsville Research Center, chief scientific agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As director of the 7,000-acre research center, she oversees 325 scientists and 47 research labs, as well as the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. The Beltsville Center is one of the most comprehensive agricultural research centers in the world, home to hundreds of research projects and human dietary studies. ARS scientists also study soil, air and water quality, and food safety. She is married to Mountain, N.D., native Robert S. Johnson. He earned a political science degree in 1969 and a Juris doctorate in 1975, both from UND. They live in Severn, Md.

* Bruce A. Porter, M.D., is medical director of First Hill Diagnostic Imaging in Seattle and a clinical associate professor for the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington. Born in Rochester, Minn., he grew up in Grand Forks and moved to California with his family his senior year of high school. Dr. Porter attended the University of California-San Diego, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1970. He returned to North Dakota and earned a bachelor of science in medicine from UND in 1972. In 1974, he earned his medical degree from the University of California-Davis Medical School in Sacramento. Dr. Porter has written or co-written more than 30 medical articles for publication, along with several book chapters and abstracts. He and his wife, Fanny, live in Seattle.

-- April Martin, Alumni Association.



Student Health Services is offering flu shots for all employees and students. Employees will receive their flu shots in the McCannel Hall Atrium. On Wednesday, Oct. 14, shots will be available from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 16, shots will be available from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a $10 fee, due in cash at the time of the shot.

Student shots are available Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the main floor of the Memorial Union and on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkerson Dining Center. Students will be charged $6, cash only, due at the time of the shot.

-- Student Health Services, 777-3963.



The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies (CILT) fall schedules for faculty workshops and studio sessions are attached to this issue of University Letter. Faculty can now register online on the CILT website at www.cilt.und.nodak.edu or contact Lynn Weiner at 777-4150.

-- Kathy Smart, Director, CILT.



How can you be somebody's hero? Well, one way is to donate the United Way Campaign, and the UND campus drive is under way. As the campus coordinator for the United Way drive this year, I want to thank you, and all employees at the University, for their outstanding support of the United Way campaign throughout the years. United Way raises more funds at UND than at any other organization or business in the Greater Grand Forks area.

Last year we had an excellent campaign on campus and raised $81,437.41. This is the largest amount that we have ever raised at UND and it was 13 percent more than the $72,110.46 that was raised in 1996. While we are certainly aware that last year was extraordinary in many ways, we must remember that our health and human service agencies rely on United Way funding year in and year out. The funds we raise this fall will be allocated to 49 programs at 31 agencies in 1999.

You have probably already received your pledge card and United Way brochure. Please remember that if you prefer, your donation can be mailed directly to United Way (UND campus mail, PO Box 7086), or just return it to your department coordinator. We would like to complete the campaign by Friday, Oct. 16. Also, I want to let you know that this year United Way is now accepting credit cards: last year's donors requested this convenience to take advantage of incentive programs and frequent flyer programs.

I certainly hope that you will join me this year in continuing to support the United Way campaign in the finest UND tradition.

-- Debra Wilson, RAIN Program Coordinator, College of Nursing.



The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Rd., offers the following programs. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

"Living With Your 10-15 Year Old," 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct.7 and 14.

"Parenting for Prevention," 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 10 and 18.

"Developing Capable People," 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7.

"Successful Parenting," 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4 and 18.

"The Family That Works Together . . . Chores Without Wars," 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23.

"Keeping Peace at Home," 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.

"Positive Discipline," 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

"Make and Take" for Parents of Preschoolers," 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 19.

"Raising a Daughter: Ages 0-8," 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13.

"Raising a Daughter: Ages 9+," 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20.

Book Club, "Ties That Stress: The New Family Imbalance," by David Elkind, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17.

Lunch Box Specials, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.: Oct. 1, "State of the School District," presented by Mark Sanford, Superintendent of the Grand Forks Public Schools; Oct. 15, "Speech and Language Development: Just the Facts," presented by Mary Lien, Speech and Language Specialist at Viking Elementary; Oct. 22, video presentation, "Raising Careful and Confident Kids in a Crazy World: Personal Safety Skills," featuring Paula Statman.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.



Participants are needed for research projects dealing with language and memory. You must be over 55 years of age to participate. All projects take less than one hour, are conducted on campus, and participants will receive $10 for their time and effort. If interested, please call me.

-- F. Richard Ferraro, Psychology, 777-2414.




Janie Franz, an expert in shamanistic practices, will be featured on the Thursday, Oct. 1, edition of "Studio One." Shamanism is a widespread and ancient methodological system of mind-body healing. It uses relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce pain and the stress of everyday life. Shamanism is a New Age practice that stems from Native American rituals. Franz will discuss her experiences with shamanism and various methods used in this practice.

The "Studio One" news team examines the recent Northwest strike and the effects it had on the Grand Forks area and the entire state of North Dakota. This report takes a look at the need for additional airline services in the state and what that would mean for airline travel.

"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. 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, Studio One Marketing Team.



Homecoming activities organized by Telesis include the following.

The Meet the Candidates Picnic will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the International Centre. Voting for Homecoming royalty will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Wilkerson, Gamble Hall, and the Memorial Union. The Sioux Search, an all-campus variety show, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Thursday Night Thunder is set for Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. At 6:15 p.m. Sketches in Blue will be held, followed by introductions at 7 p.m. and the Yell Like Hell spirit competition. Homecoming royalty will be crowned, followed by comedian Jeff Gerbino. The 10K/5K Run and 5K Walk will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at Engelstad Arena, progressing down 14th Street behind the campus to the Chester Fritz Auditorium and back around, finishing at Engelstad Arena. Pre-race registration starts at 7 a.m. at Engelstad Arena. The Homecoming Parade is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, on University Avenue.

-- Liz Hanson, Telesis Homecoming Publicity Chair.



The Wednesday, Oct. 7, Feast and Focus program at noon in the Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., will be "Emerging Issues of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community." In conjunction with Coming Out week, this program will focus on the topic of same sex relationships. We will discuss homophobia and will learn how we can work inn combating heterosexism. The Thursday, Oct. 8, For Women Only program will discuss women's sexuality issues. Please join us.

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



The Department of Theatre Arts will open its 1998-1999 Mainstage Season with Noel Coward's "Hay Fever," directed by Mary Cutler. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 13-17, at 7 p.m. in the Burtness Theatre. "Hay Fever" is the lively tale of a family's eccentricities. Tickets are $5.

This season the Burtness Theatre performance schedule is "Hay Fever," Oct. 13-17; "The Glass Menagerie," Nov. 17-21; "The Old Maid and the Thief and La Divina," Feb. 11-13; "Dancing at Lughnasa," April 20-24. Season tickets for all plays, including "Hay Fever," are $20.

If you would like to purchase tickets, or request additional information on these performances, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts at 777-3446.

-- Theatre Arts.



A meditation retreat, led by Joen Snyder O'Neal, will be held at the Lotus Meditation Center beginning Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. and closing Sunday, Oct. 18, at noon.

Joen Snyder O'Neal is founder and co-director of The Center for Mindful Living in Minneapolis. She has practiced meditation and studied in Minneapolis, Japan, England, France and various centers in the United States. She will lead the retreat following the style of Thich Nhat Hanh with whom she studied in France. Practices will include deep relaxation, mindful movement and "Beginning Anew" ceremony. She plans to end the retreat with a tea ceremony. Participants are asked to please bring a poem, insight, or musical instrument to share at the tea ceremony.

The cost of the retreat is $35 which covers transportation cost of the meditation teacher and one vegetarian meal Saturday evening. The retreat is open to all interested persons. For further information please call 772-2161 or 777-4231.

-- Tamar Read, Professor Emeritus of Music.



The State Employee Recognition Week Walk/Run was held Thursday, Sept. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Memorial Union. Despite a low turnout for the event, some people "walked" away very happy. The following is the list of winners:

Brenda Schill (Biology), Linda Duckstad (BPA Academic Advisement), Celia Rosencrans (Center for Innovation), Lona Spicer (Math), $25 gift certificate to the UND Bookstore donated by the President's office; Jayce Jacobson (GF resident), Kathy Klemisch (Business and Vocational Education), a baseball cap donated by the GF Tennis Racquetball and Fitness Centre; Steve Axtman (CF Library), a baseball cap donated by the UND Bookstore; Randy Pederson (CF Library), $50 gift certificate to Medvue Health Club donated by Medvue Health Club.

Congratulations to all of you and hope to see you again next year. *******


Friday, Oct. 9, 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 football (Homecoming, Mankato State); volleyball at University of South Dakota and Morningside College; and golf at NCC Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor.


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