University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 10, October 24, 1997
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EVENTS TO NOTE
SCHOLARLY WRITING WORKSHOPS SET
Two workshops on scholarly writing will be available to UND faculty later this month. The first, "Writing a Textbook," will be led by Professor Franklin Silverman of Marquette University, and is set for Friday, Oct. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union. The second, "Successful Scholarly Writing," will be led by Professor Gerald Stone, Southern Illinois University. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union. Both workshop leaders are well-published authors. The workshops are jointly sponsored by the Offices of Instructional Development and Research, Research and Program Development, and the University Writing Program. They are available to faculty without charge. For more information, or to register for either or both workshops, call the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325 by Wednesday, Oct. 15. -- Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.
FAMILY WEEKEND SET FOR OCT. 24-25
The UND Family Weekend will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. The schedule follows:
Friday, Oct. 24: 4 to 10 p.m., Registration at Memorial Union, Dakota Lounge; 5 p.m., Movie Moment, Memorial Union, Fred Orth Lecture Bowl.
Saturday, Oct. 25: 7:30 a.m., Run/walk with President and Toby Baker, Chester Fritz Auditorium entrance; 8 a.m., Registration continues at Memorial Union, Dakota Lounge; 8:30 a.m., Family Association Breakfast and Annual Meeting, Memorial Union, River Valley Room; 9:30 a.m., Opening Welcome, Memorial Union, Fred Orth Lecture Bowl; 9:45 a.m., Discovering UND Sessions; noon, Country Barbecue, Memorial Union, Terrace Dining Center (sponsored by the UND Family Association); 1 p.m., Football, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Memorial Stadium; 7:30 p.m., Kaleidoscope of Entertainment, Memorial Union, Ballroom. -- Student Academic Services.
FACULTY, GRAD STUDENTS INVITED TO RECEPTION
The Text and Academic Authors Association invites all faculty and graduate students to a wine and cheese reception in recognition of the TAA workshops on campus Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. The all-faculty reception is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni House. -- Ronald Pynn, Professor of Political Science.
OCTSOBERFEST PROGRAM SET
Alcohol and drug educator John Fabjance will help the University of North Dakota celebrate OctSoberfest '97 Monday, Oct. 27, when he presents his "Mind Games" program at 7 p.m. in the UND Memorial Union Ballroom. Fabjance uses magic, comedy, pocket-picking to help spread his message.
In the wake of recent student deaths by alcohol poisoning at MIT and Louisiana State University, Fabjance believes that drug and alcohol abuse education is more important than ever. But he said alcohol and drug abuse educators must focus on four key points to help change the drinking and drug consumption habits of the nation:
Fabjance says that these four steps are an important part of any effective alcohol and drug education campaign. "Challenging the status quo is always difficult," said Fabjance. "But when more people realize the difference between 'information' and 'communication,' we can help young people to make better decisions -- decisions that can help them learn and grow, avoid unnecessary tragedies caused by alcohol and drugs." -- Karen Walton, OctSoberfest Coordinator, 777-2127.
TELECONFERENCE WILL DISCUSS PERSONAL INVESTMENTS
TIAA/CREF is sponsoring a live satellite broadcast program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 210 Clifford Hall, titled "The Art of Investing." This teleconference will focus on the issues and the simple principles that can help anyone make sound investment decisions. A panel of prominent experts will share their insights and field questions from our national audience. Experts include Chris Farrell, Economics Editor, Sound Money; Martin Leibowitz, Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, TIAA/CREF; Jane Bryant Quinn, Financial Planning Expert, Columnist and Author, Making the Most of Your Money; James Tobin, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Yale University; plus many others. TIAA/CREF will also provide education packets for all teleconference attendees and a TIAA/CREF representative will be on-site to answer your questions following the teleconference. Please join us. All employees and spouses are welcome to attend. -- Pat Hanson, Director, Payroll.
HISTORY DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD "HISTORY FOR LUNCH" SPECIAL
At noon Wednesday, Oct. 29, in 217 Merrifield Hall, the History Department and Phi Alpha Theta will sponsor a talk by Rebecca Moore (Philosophy and Religion), titled "The Use of History in the Middle Ages: Hugh of St. Victor and the Jews." There will be a question and discussion period following Dr. Moore's presentation, which is open to all. Bring your lunch. For more information please contact me. -- David Rowley, Associate Professor of History, 777-3380.
FORUMS WILL DISCUSS PROMOTION AND TENURE
Faculty members are invited to attend two forums on promotion and tenure at the UND. The first will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Panelists, who have been recently involved in the tenure and promotion process, will be Ric Ferraro (Psychology), Steve Kelsch (Biology) and Melissa Parker (HPER). There will be a question and answer period after the panelists speak.
The second forum on the same topic will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sioux Room on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Panelists scheduled are Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Marlene Strathe, Graduate Dean Harvey Knull, and Dean of the College of Nursing Elizabeth Nichols. The forums are sponsored by the President's Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W). For more information contact Jan Zahrly (Management) at 777-4697. -- Melissa Parker (HPER), 777-3887, for PAC-W.
ENRICHMENT SERIES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE SET
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the CAS II X-terminal Lab, Dr. Mahir Ali and Joe Grassel will be presenting "How to Program in X-Windows: A Hands-on Experience" as part of the Enrichment Series in Computer Science. All faculty and students are invited to attend (some programming experience will be helpful). The presentation on Nov. 6 will cover creating windows, handling events, and building graphical user interfaces.-- Bruce Maxwell, Computer Science.
ENGLISH LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS PANEL ON STUDENT WRITING
The English Lecture Series will sponsor a panel discussion, "Commenting on Student Papers: 'Does Anyone Out There Understand What I'm Writing?'" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in 116 Merrifield Hall. Principal speakers will be William Archibald, Jennifer Bottinelli, Cece Kidwell, Sherry O'Donnell, and Jason Zevenbergen, all members of the English department.
Prior to the date of the colloquium, a packet containing the agenda, copies of the sample student paper under consideration, and scholarly articles will be available upon request from the English office (110 Merrifield, extension 777-3321). -- Martha Meek, Coordinator, English Lecture Series.
SATELLITE BROADCAST WILL DISCUSS DIABETES CONTROL, PREVENTION
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present a live, interactive, national satellite broadcast on diabetes from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The event will be broadcast from Atlanta.
To register for the broadcast, contact Grand Forks site facilitator Lynette Dickson at 746-4427. There is no registration fee.
Susan Rook of CNN will moderate the broadcast. Participants will also include celebrities, diabetes experts, health care consumers, community leaders, health professionals, managed care representatives, and other diabetes advocates.
This national broadcast serves to increase awareness of the impact of diabetes, highlight existing efforts to reduce the burden of diabetes, and mobilize communities to action to improve diabetes outcomes.
Representing the North Dakota Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, Dickson will facilitate discussion at the Grand Forks site. She is the licensed nutritionist on staff at the ADA. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Emily Buchanan, American Diabetes Association.
LEEPS LECTURE SET
A LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) Lecture will be presented by Allan Ashworth, Department of Geosciences, North Dakota State University in Fargo, at noon in 100 Leonard Hall on Friday, Oct. 31. He will discuss "Blue Ice Blues: How Stable is Antarctica?" Dr. Ashworth's visit is sponsored jointly by the Department of Biology and the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering.
The LEEPS Lecture Series is supported by the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Office of Research and Program Development and the Advancing Science Excellence in North Dakota (ASEND) Program. All interested persons are welcome to attend. For additional information contact me. -- Will Gosnold, Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering.
HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY PLANS HALLOWEEN BOOK SALE
The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences will be having a Trick 'n Treat Book Sale on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will sell the good books that remain from our spring sale, as well as recent donations.
This will be a good time to stock up on reading material for the winter ahead. Also, copies of the cookbook, "Taste of Your Own Medicine," will be on sale just in time for holiday gifts.
The Library is located in the Karl Christian Wold Bio-Information Learning Resources Center which is attached to the south side of the medical school building. Call Cyndi Iverson, 777-2582, or Judy Rieke, 777-4129, for more information. -- Judith Rieke, Assistant Director and Collection Development Library, Library of the Health Sciences.
VIRGINIA BIOCHEMIST TO SPEAK NOV. 3
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites interested individuals to attend a seminar by Peter J. Kennelly, Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The talk, titled "Life Among the Primitives: Prokaryotic Protein Phosphatases", is an overview of the similarities between newly discovered prokaryotic phosphatases and eukaryotic ones. The seminar will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. in Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360, in the Medical School. -- John Shabb, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
"ON TEACHING" WILL DISCUSS UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
The "On Teaching" lunch session Tuesday, Nov. 4, will discuss "Are We Giving Away the Farm (or Store)? -- The Future of Undergraduate Education," and will be facilitated by Cathy Buyarski (Student Academic Services) and Dan Rice (Instructional Development). The session will be held in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union at noon; please call 777-3325 to register. -- Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.
RICHARD WILLIAMS TO KEYNOTE SOLIDARITY DAYS
Nationally-known black author and workshop presenter, Dr. Richard Williams, will be the keynote speaker during Solidarity Days at UND, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 2 and 3. Williams has won acclaim for his book, "They Stole It, But You Must Return It," which has African-American themes and focuses on how slavery has affected the concepts, attitudes and behaviors of blacks today.
Williams will give a fireside chat on "Fatherhood and Motherhood" on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center. On Monday, Nov. 3, he will present a talk, "Know Thyself," at 10 a.m. at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, followed by a book signing at noon at the Bookstore in the Memorial Union. And at 4:30 p.m. he will deliver his keynote talk, "Moving Beyond Blackness," at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Other Solidarity Days events include: Nov. 2, a church service at 1 p.m. at the International Centre; Nov. 3, "Understanding Diversity," a video and discussion, at 8:30 a.m. at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center by Matsimela Changa Diop, UND Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, and "Building Coalitions" with student leaders at 1:30 p.m., Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center.
Dr. Richard Williams
Richard M. Williams graduated from high school from Pine Forge Academy in Pennsylvania. He attended Oakwood College, the University of Rochester, the State University of New York at Brockport, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and religion, a master's degree in health science, and a doctorate degree in health education and health administration.
Williams has worked as Executive Director of social service agencies, including half-way houses for delinquent youths, day care centers, nurseries, family counseling, and youth camps. He served as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York for several years, where he taught courses in Nutrition, Consumer Health Education, Life Concepts, Health and the Media, Program Development and Evaluation, and Research Procedures.
On television he has given health demonstrations, talks, and participated in discussion groups on national television shows such as Black Entertainment Network, Morton Downey Show, and the Oprah Winfrey Show discussing issues concerning the black family and black health. He has appeared on more than 70 different radio talk shows across the United States, and has appeared as key speaker at colleges across the United States and Caribbean. He was part of a team chosen and sent to Kenya to investigate the effectiveness of an AIDS treatment developed by African researchers. Williams has conducted workshops and seminars on nutrition, weight control, smoking cessation, stress reduction, family relationship building, and other life style behaviors, as well as conducts workshops for parents, teachers, churches, and students on effectively educating the African-American student. As a result of his book, "They Stole It But You Must Return It," he was chosen by the Black Book Guide as a nominee for the Black Author of the year.
Williams speaks on issues affecting African-Americans, including problems facing the black male, problems facing the black female, effectively educating the black child, adopting positive health practices, and understanding and building positive relationships.
Williams argues that African-Americans are the only foreign group for whom America aggressively prohibited the continuation of culture, mores, tradition, and other factors. He points out these factors support and maintain self-appreciation, self-determination and self-development. He believes that his denial, rather than any biological and intellectual differences, has caused an imbalance in the economical and educational progression.
Williams also discusses how the experiences suffered by slaves have left some lasting effects on the health and health habits of blacks today. He addresses the need to improve the physical, economical, spiritual, and psychological health of African-Americans. He believes and advocates that a black agenda and an effective black network system are necessary for healthy growth and survival. -- M.C. Diop, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
TELECONFERENCE WILL DISCUSS TEACHING THAT INVOLVES FAMILIES
"Partners for Learning: Preparing Teachers to Involve Families," a U.S. Department of Education Satellite Teleconference, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Memorial Union Fred Orth Lecture Bowl. All are welcome; call me at 777-3949 for information. -- Bev Uhlenberg, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning.
OF ACADEMIC INTEREST
DRAFT MINUTES OF CCF MEETING PUBLISHED
Editor's Note: UND faculty members have requested that the proceedings of the Council of College Faculties, a University system organization, be made available to faculty at UND. If this is useful, we will work to provide the service as long as resources are available. Some sections will be edited to save space. To comment, please call me at 777-3621. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
Draft Minutes of the Council of College Faculties Meeting over IVN, Oct. 9.
Present: Lynn Severson, President, and Henry Riegler (BSC), Barbara Laman (DSU), Bob Benson (UND-W), Beth Andreasen and Ron Royer (MiSU), Ann Siegle-Drege (MiSU-B), Elizabeth Hampsten and Janet Moen (UND), Judy Ryan (UND-LR), Dalton McMahon (MaSU), Sharon Greeley and Allan Cattanach (NDSU), Ivan Maas and Kay Fulp (NDSCS), Dan McRoberts (VCSU), and Mike Hillman (Cabinet).
Members absent: Bob Nelson (MiSU), Lynn Lindholm (UND), Kathy Cummings (NDSU), John Leno (MiSU-B).
Severson updated the agenda with three items:
Fulp reviewed the report she gave at the SBHE meeting about the faculty's response to strategic plan by making five statements that summarize the council's opinions and suggestions:
The "Mission" statement will be reviewed at the next board meeting.
The system will continue to summarize the campus strategic plans with the six-year plan. Council members should be aware of other campus summaries so that it can coordinate efforts.
The general report from the Academic Affairs Council (AAC), the Advanced Placement test scores, the CCF's concerns over them, and the faculty appeals to the board will be on the board's October agenda.
Fulp also reported general enthusiasm about the common course numbering meeting in Fargo where "a lot of good work" was done. There will be a Bush Conference for two-year faculty in Bismarck Oct. 26 and 27. There is also enthusiasm for the State of the Faculty Conference to be held in Bismarck in the spring.
Hampsten inquired about the board's self-assessment survey. Fulp responded that the board has considered professional development of their own members. It is a response to specific issues in the Bush report about the selection of board members and their ongoing professional development. The board is looking at a continuous improvement strategy.
Severson inquired about the board's reaction to the CCF's criticism of the strategic plan.
Fulp responded that the board took the criticism well because the campuses' action plans were excellent; they dealt with issues that had been lacking and were not suggested as part of the original strategic plan. These action plans opened up many possibilities. Since the plan was initiated as a legislative directive, however, only a meeting with the governor will tell us if we are on the right track, Fulp said.
Greely reported that faculty concerns at NDSU mirrored those of the CCF.
Severson asked that CCF members write one to two page summaries of the campus responses to the strategic plan to share with other CCF members over the listserv.
Andreasen reiterated the AAC (Academic Vice Presidents led by Vice Chancellor Hillman) issues sent out earlier on the CCF list: the right to appeal to the board in case of dismissal of faculty, AP and CLEP scores, and common course numbering. The AP and CLEP score policies for English courses have been set aside. Three issues received most discussion:
Hillman responded with a follow-up to the report. He released an internal position announcement for a Coordinator of Articulation and Transfer. This is a full-time position with 100 percent release time and will continue indefinitely. The position will be advertised for three weeks and start in January. The position will be structured so the person stays on his or her campus and hoped faculty members would apply because it was a potential leadership position. Hillman also suggested that the name "principal participating institution matrix" is misleading and the matrix that the AAC is going to include in the plan will describe all of the participating institutions.
Ryan questioned Hillman about the term "common standards." Hillman responded that no two sections are ever identical. The AAC is not looking at student outcomes because such a plan would take millions of dollars and decades in development. The question is not "should we be," but "how do we know we are equivalent?" Students reading a catalog should see the difference between basic, intermediate, and college algebra. The AAC is not prescribing how a course is taught, what the outcomes or cut-off scores should be on tests, or whether or not a computer is used; it does not want to measure outcomes or look at establishing standards, but it does think that it would be useful to have a generic description of courses. The only change is to ask groups to work on generic description that would help them to focus on what really are common courses and what are not.
Ryan responded that she thought the AAC policy had not changed. Severson asked whether the system was looking at describing the level of a course and the general expectations of students performing at that level.
Hillman responded that no campus would be required to use that description if it felt that it had a better one. Campuses were free to augment the generic description and to describe their own specifics. The generic description would be there if campuses wanted to use it, but it would not be required that they do so.
Severson reported that the Compensation Committee started late because of the spring flood. A faculty member from NDSU chairs the system-wide committee which is looking at creative ways of solving financial problems. Health care, for example, might be eliminated for people who have health insurance through their spouses and the available money spent on vision or dental care. Such a plan will, however, not be well received by the NDPEA because it erodes what it has taken years of work to get.
Fulp reported that the Sick/Annual Leave Policy Committee had not met. Severson asked that this issue be brought to the various faculty senates because it is part of the compensation issue. She remembered that the issue was discussed in the council a year ago and that the BSC campus liked the "benevolent dictator" policy.
Ryan reported that the Williston campus senate was just beginning to discuss the issue, that their policy has been an informal one in which faculty have been paid for up to one year, and that this was a strong precedent. Generally, Williston's faculty was not in favor of adopting a policy.
Severson asked that council members find out from their colleagues what they want to do.
Fulp said the issue was initiated by many sources but one was the chancellor's cabinet which is looking for guidance for CEOs.
OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT GOALS FOR 1997-98
Severson reported that the search for a main speaker for the Bismarck conference was so far unsuccessful. Fulp suggested that face to face meetings with faculty, in which nuts and bolts issues are constructively discussed, would be most useful. Such meetings would have to be facilitated and people would need to come prepared.
Cattanach thought that key note speakers don't always hit the mark and suggested that having Chancellor Isaak or Vice Chancellor Hillman address the faculty might be better since NDSU faculty generally have very little interaction with them.
Fulp suggested that the council should find someone who can speak to getting involved, making a difference, and being a good citizen. Royer is interested in having someone who speaks to the importance of the liberal arts.
Laman wondered whether legislators should be invited to the State of the Faculty Conference. She felt that such a move might help to alleviate the uneasy relationship between faculty and the legislature.
Fulp suggested that faculty meet with legislators up to three times a year and discuss issues such as academic freedom, action plans, and collaboration. Such meetings could be held on IVN or hosted by specific campuses. The public could be invited as well.
McRoberts favored the idea of inviting legislators to the conference, but wanted the council to focus first on the direction the conference will take.
Andreasen suggested that the focus of the conference should be on "connection." The problem was that different groups did not understand each other.
Severson thought of the title "Making Connections" for the conference.
Laman, referring to Cattanach's earlier statement, said that the Chancellor might very well fit the role of providing connection between faculty and the public.
Severson raised the issue of having a statewide listserv to facilitate communication between all state faculty.
Further discussion on this resulted in Laman promising to look into the possibility of expanding the existing ND-FACULTY list to automatically include all faculty without anyone having to specifically sign up for it, and the possibility of one or more persons monitoring or editing the list. She will get in touch with Marty Hoag and report the result on the CCF list.
Severson asked for faculty input about a survey that Hillman recommends for faculty state-wide that questions what faculty contribute to the community and cities beyond teaching in the classroom. Hillman responded the UCLA produces a Higher Education Research instrument that measures faculty from two-year schools to graduate institutions on a three-year basis. The cost involved is about $2 per faculty member, and the survey is designed for instructional faculty only. A campus has to agree to participate, and surveys are mailed out by administrations. There is significant security and privacy involved in the handling of the survey which goes to data warehouse and only aggregate information, no individual faculty member's response, is available. UCLA generates a national report, and summaries are sometimes published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The information would be extremely useful. North Dakota campuses should have such information, but they do not. The AAC wants to know about work load issues; it wants to be able to brag about faculty and how hard they work, especially in the legislature. It needs numbers to do that, both absolute (how many hours do faculty work?) and comparative (ND faculty works longer and harder than people across the country). The AAC office would like to distribute the survey in the Fall of 1998 and would pay for all 11 campuses' participation.
Answering Moen's question about response rate, Hillman said 80 percent if it's supported and handled properly by the administrations, 30 percent otherwise. Hillman suspects that ND faculty work 55-60 hours per week, and that the level of community service is going to be above what most people expect. What the AAC has been trying to sell to the governor and the legislators is instruction, scholarship, and service. And there is a general recognition of service.
Severson will send a copy of the survey to CCF members and put the issue on next month's agenda to see if the CCF can publicly support this survey.
Hampsten suggested that CCF members attend and participate in board meetings when they are held on their home campuses. The ideas was generally received.
-- Barbara Laman, Secretary, Council of College Faculties (Dickinson College State University).
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR OSTFOLDAKADEMIET PROFESSORSHIPS
Applications are now being taken for Ostfoldakademiet Professorships for fall semester 1998 and for spring semester 1999. All UND faculty are eligible to apply.
Ostfoldakademiet is a one-year program for Norwegian high school graduates who take courses in Moss and then complete their education at UND. A number of UND students also spend a year abroad studying there. The professor will teach two courses, preferably courses that are or could be approved for GER credit. It is hoped that one of the two courses will be upper division. Ostfoldakademiet's schedule closely follows UND's, except that there is a January mini-semester for which applications are also sought.
To apply, send a resume and proposals (including syllabi) for the two courses to Tom Rand, Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences, Box 8038, UND. Applications are due Saturday, Nov. 1. Please include a letter from your dean, supporting your application.
For further information you might speak with former Ostfoldakademiet Professors Scott Lowe, Religion (1997), Curt Stofferahn, Sociology (1996), Janet Kelly Moen, Sociology (1995), or with David Marshall at International Programs. -- Tom Rand (Arts and Sciences) for the Ostfoldakademiet Professorship Selection Committee.
FACULTY AND STAFF ASKED TO SUBMIT PUBLICATIONS
The Seventh Annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture is 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 have received a letter requesting notification of all publications, to include books, chapters in books, and articles published by faculty and staff from September 1996 to August 1997. 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 Friday, Nov. 14. -- Frank D'Andraia, Director of Libraries.
NOV. 7 IS LAST DAY TO DROP CLASS
The last day to drop a full-term course or withdraw from school for the 1997 fall semester is Friday, Nov. 7. Students completely withdrawing from UND must use the UND "Withdrawal Form" which is available at the Office of Admissions and Records, 201 Twamley Hall; students are not to use the Registration Action Form for this process. -- Alice Poehls, Director of Admissions and Records.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
WORKSHOP WILL FOCUS ON WRITING GRANT PROPOSALS
"Writing Winning Proposals: Advice from Successful Grant Writers" is the topic of a half-day workshop to be offered Monday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Program Development and the University Writing Program, the workshop is designed for faculty and staff grant writers who have some experience seeking external funding for their research but would like to improve the quality of their proposals.
The workshop will feature a panel of UND researchers from a variety of fields who will offer their perspectives as both writers and readers of research grant proposals. Participants will also have the opportunity to read and critique sample grant proposals and/or drafts of proposals in progress.
The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Oct. 29. For more information, contact the University Writing Program at 777-3600. -- Libby Rankin, University Writing Program.
CLIFFORD STAPLES WINS BREMER FOUNDATION GRANT
Clifford Staples (Sociology) received a $120,000 award from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The title of the project is "Beyond the Flood: Participatory Action Research with Non-Profit Organizations in Grand Forks."
The Bremer award will allow him to continue the work he began this summer as a Faculty in Technology transfer (FITT) fellow. FITT is sponsored by North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) and it cost-shares faculty salaries with North Dakota businesses needing faculty research expertise. Job Service North Dakota required data to develop flood-recovery plans for Grand Forks businesses. Staples conducted a census of Grand Forks businesses to determine their plans and responses to the flood disaster.In the first year of the three-year Bremer research project, a representative sample of approximately 400 Grand Forks households will be interviewed to assess long-term recovery needs. Researchers will work with United Way human service agencies, during the second and third years, to develop programs bets suited to address those needs.
Staples conducted a similar survey of households in Grand Forks about four years ago, and hopes to go back and interview people from those sample households. This would provide pre-flood and post-flood data on a representative sample of Grand Forks households, and should allow him to determine in a rigorous way what impact the flood had on these households and on people's lives.
Dr. Staples also received funding from a Title III Disaster Assistance Project via the North Dakota Job Service to conduct the business census this summer. He is currently writing a proposal to the National Science Foundation for funding to track employers, and a sample of employees, over the next five years. Relatively little research has been done looking at how disasters affect local labor markets, and no research exists based on monitoring employers and workers over an extended period of time. Having collected data on employers so relatively soon after the disaster puts us in a unique position to do that. -- David Givers, ND EPSCoR, Fargo.
ORPD LISTS RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH
Support is provided for demonstration grants related to the prevention of occupational safety and health. A demonstration project grant should address, either on a pilot or full-scale basis, the technical or economic feasibility of implementing a new/improved innovative procedure, method, technique, or system for preventing occupational safety or health problems. Support is also provided for research grants related to the promotion of occupational safety and health. Support is provided for new investigators under the First Independent Research Support/Transition (FIRST) Grant Program. They must be independent of a mentor and have no more than five years of research experience since completing post-doctoral research training. New program priorities are grouped into three categories (21 areas): Disease and Injury; Work Environment and Workforce; and Research Tools and Approaches. Deadlines for preceding programs: 2/1/98, 6/1/98,10/1/98. Small Grants Related to Occupational Safety and Health provide support for the research of predoctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, or junior faculty members in the area of occupational safety and health. Special Emphasis Research Career Award (SERCA) Grants provide support for research experience in the area of occupational safety and health. Eligible applicants must hold a doctoral degree; not be above the rank of associate professor; be employed at a domestic institution; and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadlines for last two programs: 3/1/98, 7/1/98, 11/1/98. Contact for all the above programs: Joanne Wojcik, Grants Mgmt. Specialist; 404/842-6535; fax 404/842-6513; firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms and guidelines are available by telephoning 404/332-4561 or on the internet.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Under the Center for Preservation Technology & Training Grant Program support is provided for preservation technology and training projects in the fields of archeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes, objects and materials conservation, and interpretation. Proposals may be submitted for consideration in the following eight categories: information management, training and education, applied/fundamental research, environmental effects of outdoor pollutants on cultural resources--research and treatment development, technology transfer, analytical facility support, conference support, and publications support. Contact: 318/357-6464; fax: 318/357-6421; email@example.com. Deadline: 12/19/97.
TITLE II: DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The purpose of this program is to assist state and local agencies in determining how best to improve the teaching and learning of all students by helping to ensure that teachers, staff, administrators, and parents have access to sustained and intensive high-quality professional development that is aligned to challenging State standards; reflects recent research; includes strong academic content and pedagogical components; incorporates effective strategies, techniques, methods, and practices for meeting the educational needs of diverse student populations; will have a positive and lasting impact on the teacher's classroom performance; is a part of the school's everyday life and creates an orientation toward continuous improvement throughout the school. Subject areas in which funds may be provided to improve teacher skills and quality of instruction include arts, civics and government, economics, English, foreign language, geography, history, mathematics, and science. Contact ORPD for the complete program announcement. Deadline: 12/12/97.
BEINECKE RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
Short-term in-residence fellowships are provided to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in the sponsor's collections. The Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. The collections offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medieval, Renaissance, and eighteenth century studies, art history, photography, American studies, the history of printing, and modernism in art and literature. Contact: Director, 203/432-2977; fax 203/432-4047; firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 1/15/98.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Under the Program for Visiting Professors up to $6,000 is provided to promote the exchange of scholars and artists and encourage joint ventures between Spanish and American professors in the fields of social, political, and economic history; cultural communications; and literary theory. Matching funds are required. Research Grants provide support for scholars in the U.S. to undertake or complete research projects in Spain. The Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities was established to promote closer ties between scholarly Hispanism in the U.S. in the areas of humanities and social sciences as well as in the cultural and academic developments of Spain. Contact: Holly Zimmerman LeVoir, Program Coordinator; 612/625-9888; fax 612/626-8009; email@example.com. Deadline: 4/1/98.
The A. Verville Fellowships at the National Air & Space Museum provide support of $30,000 for 9-12 months for in-residence research at the National Air and Space Museum related to the analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in the history of aviation or space studies. Guggenheim Fellowships provide support to pre- or postdoctoral candidates for in-residence historical and scientific research related to aviation and space at the Museum. Staff members of the Department of Aeronautics currently conduct research in the history of aviation including, i.e., the growth and impact of aeronautics on society, the evolution of aircraft technology, and the development of air transport and military aviation. Emphasizes is on both U.S. and international aspects of aviation history. Members of the Department of Space History conduct research in the history of post-war science and technology and the history of space flight. An advanced degree is not required. Contact: the Fellowship Coordinator, for either the A. Verville Fellowship or the Guggenheim Fellowship, at the National Air and Space Museum, 3312, MRC 312, Washington, DC 20560; or call 202/357-1529. Deadline: 1/15/98.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS (NCSA)
NCSA is an NSF sponsored, university-based supercomputing facility that accepts proposals for supercomputer time on its Silicon Graphics POWER CHALLENGE Array, Silicon Graphics CRAY Origin2000, and HP-CONVEX Exemplar SPP-1200 systems. The NCSA Allocations Group is responsible for interfacing with users, coordinating the peer-review process and allocating high performance computing resources for the national academic research community, and for enabling access on all NCSA systems for valid users. Faculty members from any discipline who wish to use high-performance computers in their classes may apply for time (5-10 service units) on NCSA systems. Requests for using supercomputers for course work should be communicated to NCSA by the instructors at least a couple of months prior to the beginning of the course. Contact: Radha Nandkumar, Ph.D. Research Scientist; 217/244-0650; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ or http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/General/Allocations/CoverLetter.html. Deadline: None.
ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The National Security Education Program (NSEP), offered after a 1-year hiatus, enables graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. NSEP supports students pursuing studies of languages, cultures, and world regions outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Graduate International Fellowships fund scholars and teachers specializing in world areas currently underrepresented in U.S. international education. Contact ORPD or the agency for a list of the 43 countries for primary and 19 for secondary emphasis in the 1997 competition. Fields of study for primary emphasis are business and economics, history, political science and policy sciences, international affairs, applied sciences and engineering (including biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, and physics). Fields of study for secondary emphasis are law, health, and other social sciences (anthropology, psychology, sociology). NSEP strongly encourages substantive overseas study in every case; however, the fellowships do not require study abroad. Enhancement Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study. Potential applicants should contact their campus NSEP representative for further information. The Area and Language Studies Doctoral Fellowships program, which provides opportunities for doctoral-track students with area and language specializations, will not be offered until 1998. Contact: 202/884-8285 or 800/498-9360; fax 202/884-8408; email@example.com; http://www.aed.org/nsep. Deadline: 1/15/98.
WITTER BYNNER FOUNDATION FOR POETRY
The Foundation awards grants ($1,000-$30,000) to support poetry in the following areas: developing the poetry audience; the uses of poetry (dramatic, educational, and therapeutic, as well as other innovative ideas are considered); and translation and the process of translation. Contact: Steven Schwartz, Executive Director, 505/988-3251; fax 505-986-8222; firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadlines: 1/1/98 (letter of intent); 2/1/98 (complete application).
FOUNDATION FOR MICROBIOLOGY
Grants from $500-$40,000 are made for support of lectureships, prizes, courses, unusual publications, or other activities in the field of microbiology poorly supported by government agencies. Innovative educational programs dealing with microbiological topics and making use of contemporary communication techniques are of special interest, as are programs concerned with enhancing public awareness of science, including K-12 teaching programs. Contact: Byron H. Waksman, M.D., President, 212/759-8729. Deadline: None.
This Foundation funds projects in fields such as rehabilitation of people with disabilities, prevention and wellness with an emphasis on individual responsibility for health, health-related policy research, and prevention or early intervention in alcohol/drug abuse. Grants range from $5,000 to over $250,000. Contact: 212/687-7735; fax 212/697-5495. Deadline: None.
JOSIAH MACY, JR. FOUNDATION
Medical Education grants provide for the education and training of physicians and other health care professionals. Minorities in Medicine grants support programs to recruit/prepare minority students for careers in medicine, biomedical sciences, and related health professions. Funds may also be provided in areas related to medicine or medical science as well as for conferences, study groups and task forces. There are no application forms, but a preliminary letter or inquiry is requested. Contact: 212/486-2424; 212/644-0765.
NEWBERRY LIBRARY FELLOWSHIPS
The Newberry Library is an independent research library in Chicago with holdings numbering more than 1.5 million volumes and ten million manuscript pages in the humanities. Collections concern the civilizations of western Europe and the Americas from the late middle ages to the early 20th century. Some collections are internationally noted, including those on the History of Cartography, History and Theory of Music, History of Printing, Early Philology and Linguistics, and several topics under American and European History and Literature. The Library offers six Long-Term Fellowships, eight Short-Term Fellowships, and six special awards or fellowships. Deadlines vary. Contact: Committee on Awards, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610-3380; email@example.com; or http://www.newberry.org.
ASSOCIATED WESTERN UNIVERSITIES, INC.
Faculty Sabbatical Fellowships provide up to 12 months of support for sabbatical research participation and access to the resources at Department of Energy laboratories, industry, or other Federal agencies. Faculty Fellowships (up to 12 weeks) are awarded to qualified college and university faculty members in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Fellows participate in and contribute to research and applied technology at the cooperating facility, which may be a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory, industry or other Federal agency. Opportunities are available in many disciplines including: artificial intelligence and robotics; astronomy; biology and genetics; chemistry; computing and information science; earth and environmental science; engineering (chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and nuclear); health sciences; marine sciences; material science; mathematics; physics; science and technology policy; and surface and interface science. Contact: 801/273-8910; firstname.lastname@example.org; fax 801/277-5632. Deadline: 2/1/98.
-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of the Office of Research and Program Development.
MARSHALL RESIGNS AS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
David Marshall, Director of International Programs, has resigned his position effective no later than June 30, 1998; During his tenure as director, the number of UND students traveling abroad has tripled as has the ISEP student participation. The number of students studying at Ostfoldakademiet has doubled and the Ostfoldakademiet Professorship program has been stabilized. UND has become an active participant in the JFDP program, and has the largest number of exchange agreements in UND's history. Dr. Marshall's commitment to the value of international educational experiences is very much evident and appreciated. He will continue his position as a Professor of English.
A search committee will be named in the immediate future to begin the process of identifying a new Director of International Programs. -- Marlene Strathe, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS SOUGHT
Since July of 1955, David Marshall has served as Director of International Programs. Dr. Marshall has submitted his resignation effective upon the identification of a new director. Thus, the Office of Academic Affairs is now seeking to appoint a new director of International Programs to begin Jan. 1, 1998. This position is a half-time, 11-month appointment and will be renewable annually. A position description is attached (SEE PAPER COPY).
Your thoughtful consideration of this opportunity will be appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have question or wish to discuss the position itself. -- Marlene Strathe, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
SKYWALK SHOULD BE COMPLETE SOON; DETOURS WILL CONTINUE
The skywalk project crossing University Avenue and linking Johnstone and Hancock Halls will soon have the exterior finished. This requires that University Avenue traffic be detoured as it was this past summer/fall. The only exception is that only one lane, west bound or east bound, will be blocked at a time.
We realize this is a major inconvenience for people, however in order to keep the project moving ahead, we need to shut down a portion of the road and contend with the weather. This work is scheduled to take from three to four weeks, however the road detours to be minimized. We appreciate your patience and understanding of this matter. -- Brian Sand, Plant Services.
STUDENT PROFILE ATTACHED TO UNIVERSITY LETTER
The 1997-98 Student Profile, which details statistics about student enrollment, geographic origin, age, and more, is attached to this issue of University Letter. Feel free to photocopy it for your use. If you receive University Letter electronically, call the Office of University Relations at 777-2731 to request a copy. -- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations.
WHO'S WHO NOMINEES SOUGHT
UND is participating in the Who's Who Among American College and University Students program. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 24. This national program honors outstanding students on campuses all across the country. The selection committee, composed of UND faculty, staff, and students, evaluates each applicant on scholarship ability, participation, leadership in academic or extracurricular activities, citizenship, service to UND, and potential for future achievement.
Eligible students must be enrolled at UND and receive a degree between September 1997 and August 1999. Nomination forms are available at the following Memorial Union locations: Administrative Office (Room 100), Info Center, Student Organizations Center, and leadership Inspiration Center (third floor).
Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff, other students, and students may nominate themselves. Nominations are due Oct. 24; application forms will be mailed to nominees. The application forms are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Return forms to the Administrative Office or leadership Inspiration Center. -- Cynthia Thompson, Coordinator, Leadership Inspiration Center.
PAC-W SEEKS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The President's Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) is seeking faculty and staff members who are interested in serving on the Work/Family Issues Committee. Areas of work include: child care issues, breast feeding awareness, flexible tenure, parental leave, and dual career employment possibilities. If you are interested in taking part in this committee, please contact Cindy Juntunen, Counseling Department, 777-3740 or e-mail: CJuntune@badlands.nodak.edu. -- Loretta Heuer (Nursing), for PAC-W.
MAJOR EXPLORATION DAY SET
The fall semester "Major Exploration Day" will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Approximately 150 students attended the spring semester Majors Fair where they could explore what 44 academic departments and Career Counseling had to offer them. Academic departments will again have faculty representatives available to answer students' questions or concerns and to discuss the academic majors available. The event will be conducted in a casual atmosphere and promote a comfortable feeling for the student participants.
The goal of Major Exploration Day is to provide accurate information about majors offered at UND, enabling the students to make informed academic decisions. A number of UND students do not declare their major upon entrance tot he 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.
For additional information please contact Student Academic Services at 777-2117. -- Janelle Studney, Academic Advisor, Student Academic Services.
CAREER SERVICES SENDS THANK YOU
Career Services and Cooperative Education would like to express our great appreciation to the students, faculty, and staff who contributed to making our 1997 UND Career Fair a success. Your involvement, participation, and support of this important activity are what makes the UND Career Fair such an excellent career event for employers, students, faculty, and staff. With 147 companies and organizations in attendance and 1,488 fair participants, the 1997 UND Career Fair is one of the most successful career fairs our office has hosted. Please contact Mark Thompson by phone at 777-4178 or through e-mail at email@example.com with ideas, suggestions, or feedback regarding the fair. Again, thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff who made the 1997 UND Career Fair a success. -- Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services.
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE
Student Health Services will offer flu shots for employees on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 a.m., in the McCannel Hall atrium. The $10 fee will be billed directly to your insurance provider.
Flu shots for students will be administered on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Wilkerson Hall, Room 50, and on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon in the McCannel Hall atrium. Students will have to pay the $8 fee, or it will go on their University billing account. -- Merle Charney, Director, Student Health Services.
SWIM TEAM WILL RAKE LEAVES
If you need some help this fall with lawn raking or small jobs, please consider the UND Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams. This is our annual fundraiser for our training trip over Christmas. If you're interested, contact me at 777-2766. We deeply appreciate everyone's support in the past year. -- Mike Stromberg, Swim Coach.
FLEXCOMP OPEN ENROLLMENT MEETINGS SET
The FlexComp program open enrollment period for the plan year of Jan. 1, 1998, through Dec. 31, 1998, will be Wednesday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Nov. 30. During this time all benefitted employees will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit opportunity. This program helps employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars. Come to an informational meeting to see how this benefit can save you money.
You are invited to attend the meeting most convenient for you. They are set for Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9 to 10 a.m., or from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to call me. -- Heidi Vogel, Payroll Office Flex Comp Clerk, 777-4423.
ANNUAL LEAVE DONATIONS SOUGHT
The staff of Native American Programs (NAP) kindly requests your consideration of donating annual leave on behalf of Donna Brown, NAP Program Coordinator. Donna's daughter, Elizabeth Luger, was recently diagnosed with bone cancer which requires several operations on her arm and lungs, along with numerous rounds of chemotherapy. Because Elizabeth is only 10 years old, Donna will spend most of the year at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
If you are interested in donating a portion of your annual leave to Donna Brown, donation forms can be obtained by contacting Kelly Sander, Native American Programs, at 777-4291 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Brown family thanks you in advance for your thoughtfulness. -- Leigh Jeanotte, Director, Native American Programs.
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE OFFERS MAC TIP
Frustrated by an inexplicable problem? Chances are you aren't the first, and chances are there is a fix out there already, or at least a work-around. There is one premier third-party site for troubleshooting your Mac and the Mac OS, MacFixit. There you can find breaking information on troubleshooting and compatibility issues. Case in point, Ofoto, the scanning software that is shipped with the ColorOne Scanners, was unworkable under OS 8 due to a conflict with Contextual Menus. On MacFixit last week a patch was provided to alleviate the problem.
MacFixit also has download links to utilities for helping you with the troubleshooting as well as general system health. Head on over to: http://www.macfixit.com. -- Kristi Bruno, University Bookstore.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE LISTS EVENTS
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., invites you to join them for the following events.
On Friday, Oct. 24, will be an International Cof-Tea Cup, which is an opportunity for UND students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy international tea, coffee, and pastry while discussing world issues, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Centre.
On Thursday, Oct. 30, the Centre will hold a Table Tennis Tournament at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the two top players, and other games will be available.
All are welcome. -- Sharon Rezac Andersen, Director, International Centre.
MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY SET FOR OCT. 25
Everyone is invited to Military Appreciation Day Saturday, Oct. 25, at UND Memorial Stadium.
Come out and show your appreciation to our military friends for all they do and have done for our community. This is a chance to share a pre-game meal of brats, beans, hot dogs, salad, chips and beverage with the folks from the Air Force and National Guard. Live entertainment will be provided by the Night Wing Band, from the Air Force's Heartland of America Band.
Tickets for the meal are $5 per person and food will be served at the military tents on the west side of the Memorial Stadium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Grand Forks (772-7271) and East Grand Forks (773-7481) Chambers of Commerce by Monday, Oct. 20. Tickets will not be sold the day of the event.
At 1 p.m., UND's Fighting Sioux will play St. Cloud State University. Football tickets may be purchased through the UND Athletic Department. Special presentations will be made at halftime to recognize the military's efforts in helping the community battle this year's blizzards and the flood. Let's have a great turnout and show our military friends how much we appreciate having them in our community. -- DaLonna Bjorge, Student Affairs.
WALSH, SQUIRES HALLS HOST HALLOWEEN FUN FOR KIDS
Walsh and Squires Halls will host their fourth annual Halloween Party and Haunted House Sunday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Squires Hall main lobby. We'll be playing games, doing face painting, bringing the kids around to trick or treat in Squires Hall, and leading them through a haunted house in Walsh Hall. There will be cookies, juice and coffee served. The cost is free, but we will accept donations of canned food items. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
WOMEN'S CENTER LISTS EVENTS
The Wednesday, Oct. 29, Feast and Focus program at noon at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, is "The Burning Times," film and discussion. In Europe, from the 15th through the 17th centuries, the church and state cooperated in the torture and execution of thousands of women accused of being witches. In an attempt to eradicate the woman-based power of midwives, wise old crones and healers, the Christian church in cooperation with local governments instigated a reign of terror. False accusations and hysteria-driven trials led to massive torture, burnings at the stake and ultimately to the destruction of what had been an organic way of life. "The Burning Times" explores this episode in human history, while suggesting that this widespread church and state-sanctioned torture and killing of "witches" set the stage for modern society's acceptance of violence against women. "The Burning Times" is a tribute to the value and strength that women have brought and continue to bring to all life.
The Thursday, Oct. 30, For Women Only program will be "Everyday Sacred." This discussion will focus on the importance of starting each day afresh. If we can learn to appreciate the importance of small things, we will find at the end of the day that extraordinary things -- some so small we may be tempted to overlook them -- have come our way.
Please join us. -- Donna Oltmanns, Coordinator, Women's Center.
CONCERT, DANCE WILL FEATURE CELTIC MUSIC
North Country Traditional Music and Dance will present Marty's Party Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Burtness Theatre. Marty's Party is a new band founded by Martin and Nan Colledge that Grand Forks concert goers may remember from previous visits with "Parlour Tricks."
They have drawn together some of the finest musicians from Winnipeg's thriving Celtic scene to present an evening filled with music, song, humor and dance.
A show with Marty's Party is rooted in the rich musical heritage of the British Isles. It moves seamlessly from hard-driving Irish reels to working sons of miners and sailors, and includes forgotten 18th century dance tunes uncovered from musical archives, comic monologues, ancient songs and stories, and newly-composed pieces which carry Celtic traditions into the 21st Century.
What would a party be without dancers? There has been an enormous surge of interest in Irish dance since "Riverdance" took theatres by storm. Marty's Party will demonstrate the "fire of the feet and ice of the body" with traditional Irish dancers. After the concert, you'll have an opportunity to join in a country-dance workshop. Whether listening or participating, this is music to make your feet dance.
Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. For more information contact Jeanne O'Neil at (218) 773-3850. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Jeanne O'Neil, North Country Dance.
MUSEUM OF ART TO INAUGURATE EDUCATION PROGRAM
The North Dakota Museum of Art is inaugurating a series of four educational workshops for the 1997-1998 season. Discover the vitality of the Red River Valley in these workshops led by Annette Rorvig, who taught art in North
Dakota's rural schools for 30 years, and artist Morgan Owens, newly-named Director of Museum Education. These classes, which begin in November, provide a setting for the community to learn about contemporary art by viewing and making art in the main galleries of the North Dakota Museum of Art.
The Family Workshop emphasizes child and adult interaction in a museum atmosphere. The first session will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, for children in first through sixth grades plus accompanying adults, and focus on Santiago Bose's Installation in the current Philippine Diaspora show. His gigantic wall drawings, accompanied by found objects which fill the whole west wall of the Museum, explore the cross-influences of folk religion and Christianity, and the prevalence of amulets, or talismans, in Philippine society. Participants in the Family Workshop will create sketchbooks and cartoons for wall drawings as well as charms or talismans based upon their life in the Red River Valley. Enrollment is limited to 15 children, first through third grade, and 15 children, fourth through sixth grade. Family Workshop sessions are held from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of every month. The fee is $5 per child.
The Valley Memories Workshop is designed for senior citizens to tell their history in the Red River Valley as a work of art. Each participant will tell one story per month in a book-related format. Found objects, drawing, and non-traditional media such as sewing will be incorporated into these books. The group will look at works in the Museum's permanent collection by Duane Micheals and Kal Asmundson that contain sequential images and text to narrate a theme. Over the next seven months, each participant will develop a small body of artwork. The first session is Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Subsequent sessions will be held on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
For adults 20 years and older, the Something For Me Workshop asks people take a step back from the every day and explore the relations between daily perceptions and contemporary art. Each participant will create one artwork per month out of drawings, found materials and non-traditional media. The group will look at permanent collection artworks by Barton Benes and David Krueger that contain everyday images and objects. Over the next seven months, each participant will develop a small body of artwork. These sessions are held between 1 and 3 p.m., the third Saturday of every month, starting Nov. 15.
For youth between 14 and 18, The Art Connection is designed as an informal open studio. These supervised sessions provide the opportunity for the younger generation to observe and make art in the Museum's main galleries with friends and peers. The Art Connection will emphasize group interactive tasks such as murals and outdoor sculptures as well as discussions of art history and contemporary artists. These sessions will be held every Thursday night from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Nov. 6, and are free of charge. Session capacity is limited to 30 people.
On Sept. 1, Morgan Owens joined the Museum staff to develop a Museum Education Program. He is a native North Dakotan who graduated from UND with a fine arts degree. He was an Artist-in-Residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and also for Studios Midwest in Galesburg, Ill. He has traveled throughout the United States and internationally to Brazil, France and Spain to study art.
All sessions are held at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Except for the Family Workshop and The Art Connection, all sessions are limited to 20 participants. The fee is $5 per person per session. Call 777-4195 to register. -- Morgan Owens, North Dakota Museum of Art.
MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS GRIEG TRIO
One of Norway's musical treasures, the Grieg Trio, will perform in the Museum Concert Series Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Tickets are available at the door.
Formed in 1987, the Grieg Trio gained international attention when it was selected by the Lillehammer Olympic Committee to promote Norwegian culture. The trio, which has performed at concert halls and festivals throughout the United States and Europe, also had the honor of playing at the 1995 Nobel Prize award ceremony in Oslo.
The Grieg Trio has won numerous prizes and has recorded both Mendelssohn and Brahms trios on CD. They have bene praised for their "virtuosic mastery of their instruments." The New York Times liked their "precise, balanced, beautifully nuanced and shaped" performance, while the London Evening Standard admired their "authority, freshness and technical polish."
At their Grand Forks performance they will play pieces by Dvorak, Shostakovich and Edvard Grieg. Dvorak's "Dumky," written in 1891, is a vivacious chamber music adaption of Russian folk songs. They will also play a piece by their namesake, composer Edvard Grieg, which had been forgotten until they performed it. Their concluding piece is Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, a lyrical, melodic, rhapsodic work with great variations in tempo, key and theme, all contained within a classical sonata form.
The Grieg Trio consists of Vebjorn Anvik, piano, Solve Siegerland, violin, and Ellen Margrete Flesjo, cello. Admission to the concert is $12 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 12 are admitted free. The Concert Series is supported by community sponsors and a grant from the Myra Foundation. -- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.
GARRISON KEILLOR/ROLAND FLINT WILL PERFORM HERE
The Garrison Keillor/Roland Flint North Dakota Quarterly Benefit has been rescheduled. On Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., Garrison Keillor, writer, humorist and bard of National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion, will come to the Chester Fritz Auditorium to join his good friend, poet laureate Roland Flint, UND graduate and Park River, N.D., native, in the rescheduled benefit performance for NDQ, the state's oldest literary journal.
They will share their works, insights, and stories at the benefit to raise funds for the North Dakota Quarterly.
Keillor and Flint's show of humor, poetry and reminiscence has been warmly received in Baltimore and other cities where they have performed together. The event will take on special significance in Grand Forks, however, where record-breaking floods and citywide evacuation forced the postponement of April's performance.
Tickets for the benefit are $10 for adults and $7.50 for students (including college) and senior citizens. A special $50 per person ticket is available for a post-show reception on stage with Garrison Keillor and Roland Flint. For tickets, contact the Chester Fritz Box Office at 777-4090 or 1-800-375-4068. -- Janna Mostad, UND Alumni Association.
MINNEAPOLIS GOSPEL SOUND WILL PERFORM
Minneapolis Gospel Sound, a nationally known musical group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Hailed as a magical group, the Gospel Sound has traveled throughout the country. The Sound will take you on a musical journey through African and American history, bringing an understanding and respect for diversity of the world.
There is no admission fee for the program, which is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Multicultural Awareness Committee, a standing committee of Student Government. -- Ben Subedi, Advisor, Multicultural Awareness Committee.
CRAFT CENTER OFFERS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
Holiday mini-craft workshops will be held each Friday through Nov. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Craft Center on the third floor of the Memorial Union. The projects for Oct. 24 are a choice of Halloween pins or a Clothespin Santa at a cost of $1 per project. The project for Oct. 31 is a Swedish Heart Christmas decoration; the Nov. 7 project is a Pole Santa. Different projects will be featured each week. Get a start on replacing or adding to your handmade ornament collection. To register, call 777-3979. -- Bonnie Solberg, Coordinator, Craft Center.
OCT. 29 IS DENIM DAY
Wednesday, Oct. 29, is Denim Day. Enjoy wearing your casual garb -- it only costs you a dollar to pin on that button. All proceeds go to charity, as always. -- Patsy Nies (Student Affairs), for the Denim Day Committee.
DEAN BLAIS, FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME FEATURED ON "STUDIO ONE"
Dean Blais, UND Hockey Coach, last season led the Fighting Sioux hockey team to their first WCHA and NCAA titles in 10 years. Blais will be featured on the Oct. 24 edition of "Studio One." He was named the American College Hockey Coaches Association Coach of the Year and was honored by Midwest Sports Channel as the MSC Sports Salute Gala Awards 1997 Coach of the Year. His interview will focus on building a winning hockey team, as well as the frustrations and rewards that go along with coaching responsibilities. Part of those responsibilities included assistant coaching for the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team that took fourth place in Albertville.
Deb Ericson, patient and founder of Fibromyalgia Syndrome Support Group (FMS), will discuss how this disorder has affected her life, and will share information about the support group. As a result of experiencing this chronic pain and fatigue disorder, she felt the need for a support group in Grand Forks for people with the same illness. Ericson will be one of the guests on the Oct. 24 edition of "Studio One."
Symptoms of this medical condition, which affects between three and six million people of all ages and both sexes, include fatigue, sleep disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic headaches, cognitive or memory impairment, and dizziness. Ericson's symptoms became apparent in August 1992.
Helping to break the myth of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Ron Sjostrand, who will also appear in the show, will state that 60 percent of suffers are women -- therefore nearly half of the sufferers are men. Sjostrand is also affected by the illness and is involved with the support group in Grand Forks.
"Studio One" is an award-winning one-hour weekly morning show featuring news, weather, sports and interviews. The program airs live on channel 3 at 7 a.m. on Fridays, and is repeated at noon and 7 p.m. Rebroadcasts can be seen 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. -- Alison Sandsmark, "Studio One."
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(Please contact Mavis at the Office of University Relations, Box 7144, or call 777-4304, if you wish to make changes or have an event included.)
Through Thurs., Oct. 30 -- BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION, Karen Olson, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.
Thurs., Oct. 23 -- GEOGRAPHY FORUM, "A Geographer's Perspective on the BIG BIG Flood," presented by Paul Todhunter, 364 Clifford Hall, noon.
Thurs., Oct. 23 -- WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM DISCUSSION GROUP, "Fancy Phrases," "Neat Packages," and "Student Expertise," noon to 1 p.m.; call 777-3600 to sign up to attend or for more information.
Thurs., Oct. 23 -- FOR WOMEN ONLY: Rites of Passage, "Letting Go," Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon.
Thurs., Oct. 23 -- POLAND CULTURAL EVENT, with Polish food, music, artifacts, attire, history, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; all are welcome; call 777-3273 for more information.
Thurs.and Fri., Oct. 23-24 -- "WHAT KIDS NEED TO SURVIVE: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON ASSET BUILDING," will be presented on Thursday by James Vollbracht from Search Institute, 210 Clifford Hall, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 24, Vollbracht will present "A Call To Action Workshop on Asset Building," at Christus Rex Lutheran Center, 3012 University Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m.; call 775-5581 for more information.
Fri., Oct. 24 -- ROBOTICS COLLOQUIUM, "Reinforcement Learning in Behavior-based Approaches," presented by Claude Touzet from Oak Ridge National Labs, CAS I Atmospherium, 4 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 24 -- INTERNATIONAL COF-TEA CUP, an opportunity for UND students, faculty, staff, and the Greater Grand Forks community to enjoy international tea, coffee, and pastry while discussing world issues, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 3 to 4:30 p.m.; all are welcome.
Fri., Oct. 24 -- GRAND RE-OPENING, North Dakota Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, 315 N Fourth St., 5 to 7 p.m.; open to the public.
Fri., Oct. 24 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, UND at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Fri., Oct. 24 -- VOLLEYBALL, UND at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., 5 p.m.
Fri. and Sat., Oct. 24-25 -- UND FAMILY WEEKEND, UND campus; Friday, Oct. 24: 4 to 10 p.m., Registration at Memorial Union, Dakota Lounge; 5 p.m., Movie Moment, Memorial Union, Fred Orth Lecture Bowl. Saturday, Oct. 25: 7:30 a.m., Run/walk with President and Toby Baker, Chester Fritz Auditorium entrance; 8 a.m., Registration continues at Memorial Union, Dakota Lounge; 8:30 a.m., Family Association Breakfast and Annual Meeting, Memorial Union, River Valley Room; 9:30 a.m., Opening Welcome, Memorial Union, Fred Orth Lecture Bowl; 9:45 a.m., Discovering UND Sessions; noon, Country Barbecue, Memorial Union, Terrace Dining Center (sponsored by the UND Family Association); 1 p.m., Football, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Memorial Stadium; 7:30 p.m., Kaleidoscope of Entertainment, Memorial Union, Ballroom.
Fri. and Sat., Oct. 24-25 -- SCHOLARLY WRITING WORKSHOP, "Writing a Textbook," will be led by Franklin Silverman of Marquette University, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 3 to 6 p.m.; second, "Successful Scholarly Writing," will be led by Gerald Stone, Southern Illlinois University, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 9 a.m. to noon; both workshop leaders are well-published authors; call 777-3325 to register or for more information.
Fri. and Sat., Oct. 24-25 -- DSM-IV FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, workshop presenter is Cindy Juntunen (Department of Counseling and a licensed psychologist); Town House Motor, Grand Forks; contact Continuing Education at 777-2663 for more information.
Fri. and Sat., Oct. 24-25 -- WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION, Text and Academic Authors Association invites all faculty and graduate students in recognition of the TAA workshops, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni House, 4 to 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 25 -- TEST, American College Test (ACT), Main Floor, McCannel Hall, 8 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 25 -- TEST, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Room 102, Witmer Hall, 8:30 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 25 -- TEST, Optometry Admission Test (OAT), Room 114, Witmer Hall, 8 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 25 -- MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY, UND Memorial Stadium.
Sat., Oct. 25 -- FOOTBALL, UND vs. St. Cloud State University, Memorial Stadium, 1 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 25 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, FAST Spook Swim Meet, Hyslop Sports Center.
Sat., Oct. 25 -- VOLLEYBALL, UND at Mankato State University, Mankato, Minn., 5 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 26 -- FOURTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY AND HAUNTED HOUSE, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Squires Hall lobby; haunted house will be in Walsh Hall; cost is free; but donations of canned food items will be accepted.
Mon., Oct. 27 -- LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES, "Public Speaking: Conquering the #1 Fear," presented by Mary Haslerud Opp, School of Communication, Leadership Inspiration Center, third floor, Memorial Union, 3 p.m.; sessions are free and open to the public.
Mon., Oct. 27 -- "MIND GAMES" PROGRAM, John Fabjance, alcohol and drug educator, will help UND celebrate OctSoberfest '97, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 7 p.m.; Fabjance uses magic, comedy, pock-picking to help spread his message; call Karen at 777-2127 for more information.
Tues., Oct. 28 -- TELECONFERENCE, TIAA/CREF is sponsoring a live satellite broadcast program, "The Art of Investing," 210 Clifford Hall, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; all employees and spouses are welcome to attend.
Tues., Oct. 28 -- MAJOR EXPLORATION DAY, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; academic departments will have faculty representatives available to answer students' questions or concerns and to discuss the academic majors available; call 777-2117 for more information.
Tues., Oct. 28 -- COUNSELING COLLOQUIUM, 316 Montgomery Hall, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.; topic will be announced in the University Letter.
Tues., Oct. 28 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for proposals requiring full board review for Fri., Nov. 7, meeting.
Tues., Oct. 28 -- CONCERT, Marty Stuart, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 28 -- VOLLEYBALL, UND vs. Northern State College, Hyslop Sports Center, 7 p.m.
Tues. through Fri., Oct. 28-31 -- EDUCOM '97, nonprofit consortium of higher education institutions that facilitates the introduction, use, and access to, and management of, information resources in teaching, learning, scholarship, and research, annual conference is the pre-eminent international event for technology issues in higher education, hosted by the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; check http://www.educom.edu for more information.
Wed., Oct. 29 -- PROMOTION AND TENURE FORUM, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, noon to 1 p.m.; panelists will be Ric Ferraro (Psychology), Steve Kelsch (Biology) and Melissa Parker (HPER); (second forum on same topic will be Wed., Nov. 12); call 777-4697 for more information.
Wed., Oct. 29 -- HISTORY FOR LUNCH, "The Use of History in the Middle Ages: Hugh of St. Victor and the Jews," presented by Rebecca Moore (Philosophy and Religion), 217 Merrifield Hall, noon; bring your lunch; call 777-3380 for more information.
Wed., Oct. 29 -- COMPUTER SCIENCE ENRICHMENT SERIES, "How to Program in X-Windows: A Hands-on Experience," presented by Mahir Ali and Joe Grassel; presentation will cover creating windows, handling events, and building graphical user interfaces; all faculty and students are invited to attend (some programming experience will be helpful), CAS II X-terminal Lab, 3 to 5 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 29 -- FEAST AND FOCUS, "The Burning Times," a film and discussion, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, noon.
Wed., Oct. 29 -- DENIM DAY, enjoy wearing your casual garb, pay your dollar, with proceeds going to charity.
Thurs., Oct. 30 -- DIABETES PROGRAM, "Diabetes: Control is Prevention," a live Center for Disease Control (CDC) satellite broadcast, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, noon to 2 p.m.; call 746-4427 to register.
Thurs., Oct. 30 -- ENGLISH LECTURE SERIES, "Commenting on Student Papers: 'Does Anyone Out There Understand What I'm Writing?'" 116 Merrifield Hall, 4 to 5:30 p.m.; principal speakers will be William Archibald, Jennifer Bottinelli, Cece Kidwell, Sherry O'Donnell, and Jason Zevenbergen (all from English Department).
Thurs., Oct. 30 -- TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT with prizes to the two top players; other games will be available, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; all are welcome.
Thurs., Oct. 30 -- FOR WOMEN ONLY, "Everyday Sacred," Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon.
Fri., Oct. 31 -- LEEPS LECTURE, "Blue Ice Blues: How Stable is Antarctica?" presented by Allan Ashworth, Department of Geosciences, NDSU; 100 Leonard Hall, noon; LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) lecture is supported by the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Office of Research and Program Development and the Advancing Science Excellence in North Dakota (ASEND) Program.
Fri., Oct. 31 -- HALLOWEEN BOOK SALE, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, Medical School building, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; call Cyndi at 777-2582 or Judy at 777-4129 for more information.
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