|Research and Economic Development hosts faculty forums|
The Division of Research and Economic Development announces a series of faculty forums that will provide critical input into the development of a strategic plan for the Division.
Four forums, on Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11 and April 15, will provide faculty an opportunity to have input into identifying the important questions in their disciplines and the strengths that UND has to address them. Outlining a vision for the future will be critical; we do not want to have a plan that will just maintain the status quo. Although each session has a major area of disciplinary emphasis, we hope to have broad interdisciplinary participation at every forum. While we will invite key people, such as department chairs, to specific forums, every session is open to faculty from any department. Faculty who participate will be eligible for a drawing at each forum, with the prize being a stipend of up to $2,000 for travel related to research or scholarly work.
Because of special funding made available to us, we will also have a session on Jan. 28 involving both faculty and private sector participants to discuss the future of life science-related business in the Grand Forks region.
These will be professionally facilitated forums. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided at no cost to participants. Pre-registration will be required to ensure we have enough food for everyone.
The information derived from these forums will be an important part of the information used in the development of a draft strategic plan for the Division of Research and Economic Development, and more generally, for the entire research enterprise at UND. This plan will be posted on the Division’s website for your feedback before it is finalized and submitted to the President.
Schedule of Sessions -
Jan. 14: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Life Sciences for the 21st Century - Memorial Union/Ballroom - A faculty forum
Jan. 28: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Life Sciences Enterprise for the 21st Century - Memorial Union/Ballroom - Faculty and representatives from regional life sciences companies and economic development agencies
Feb. 11: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Physical Sciences and Engineering for the 21st Century - Hilton Garden Inn - Faculty forum
March 11: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Social and Behavioral Sciences for the 21st Century - Memorial Union Ballroom - Faculty forum
April 15: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Creative and Scholarly Work in the Arts and Humanities for the 21st Century – Hilton Garden Inn - Faculty forum
-- Rosemary R. Thue, assistant to the VP for Research & Economic Development, Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4915
|UND alum, Minnesota Twins president Dave St. Peter to give main address at commencement|
Minnesota Twins president and UND alum Dave St. Peter will give the commencement address Friday, Dec. 18, for both the 10 a.m. graduate degree and the 2 p.m. undergraduate degree ceremonies. Both are at the Chester Fritz Auditorium and both will be Webcast live.
St. Peter, who graduated from UND in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations, was named the fourth president of Minnesota Twins in 2002. He oversees the team’s strategic planning process and the club’s business departments, including ticket sales and service, corporate partnerships, marketing, community affairs, communications, broadcasting, ballpark operations, human resources, technology and finance. St. Peter is also involved in business-related baseball decisions as well as the design, construction, and opening of Target Field, the team’s new ballpark being built in Minneapolis’ Historic Warehouse District.
At age 43, St. Peter begins his 21st year with the Twins in 2010. He joined the Twins organization in 1990 and held several positions, including vice president of corporate communications. He was named senior vice president of business affairs in February 1999 and assembled a sales and marketing group that has increased annual attendance eight of the last nine years and in aggregate by more than 128 percent since 2000. In addition, St. Peter’s leadership has been integral in the team’s growing corporate partnership base, expanded Twins Radio Network, aggressive community outreach and enhanced alumni involvement, including the development of the Twins Hall of Fame.
St. Peter has been part of a leadership team helping the franchise win five American League Central Division championships in the past eight seasons (2002-2004, 2006 and 2009). During St. Peter’s leadership, the Twins have twice been named “Organization of the Year” by Baseball America.
St. Peter was born in Bismarck, N.D., and lives in Eden Prairie, Minn., with his wife Joanie, son Jack, and twin sons Eric and Ben.
-- Juan Pedraza, writer/editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-6571
|First aerospace Ph.D. to graduate at winter commencement|
Vishnu Reddy Kanupuru, a native of India and a well-known asteroid hunter, is set to receive his Ph.D. in Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP) with a focus on space studies, Friday, Dec. 18 at the UND winter commencement ceremonies. The graduate degree ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium, with UND alum and Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter delivering the commencement address. Kanupuru’s will be the very first doctorate granted by the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (the Odegard School).
“The graduation of our first doctorate is truly a historical landmark for the Odegard School,” said Bruce Smith, dean of the school. “Over the course of the past decade, we have taken steps to strengthen the academic reputation of the School.”
Kanupuru, who developed a reputation as an active and very successful asteroid hunter long before his studies at UND, said getting this Ph.D. is the highlight of his professional career, which included a recent research mission at Germany’s internationally prestigious Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research. Kanupuru has accomplished some of his discoveries at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Keo in Hawaii, a place that awards observation time only to a select group of accomplished astronomers.
Besides his academic work, Kanupuru is well known in local astronomy circles as one of the regular hosts of UND “Star Parties” which welcomed members of the public to explore the night skies from various locations in North Dakota. His Ph.D., which he completed through two departments - ESSP and Space Studies, both in the Odegard School - was guided, in part, by his dissertation chair, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Space Studies Mike Gaffey, himself a noted expert on asteroids and other near-Earth objects.
Kanupuru, who has discovered more than 20 confirmed main belt asteroids, several twin asteroids and a supernova, also achieved a note of regional fame by discovering an asteroid which he named “North Dakota.” After getting the name approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Kanupuru presented N.D. Governor John Hoeven with an “Asteroid North Dakota” IAU certificate at the Capitol in Bismarck earlier this year.
Kanupuru’s freshly minted doctorate symbolizes the dramatic expansion of the Odegard School’s academic prowess. “We have grown from four academic departments, with only three offering master’s degrees, to five academic departments, with all five now offering master’s degrees and four offering doctorates,” Smith said. “Our faculty includes three Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors and a recipient of President Obama’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers award. This event places our academic programs in the same spotlight as our world-class aerospace programs.”
Kanupuru has been interested in astronomy since childhood, but took degrees in visual communication and journalism to pursue a career in film and journalism in India. But he also dabbled in asteroid research, and eventually ended up as a graduate student in UND’s Department of Space Studies. Two of the faculty members there, Paul Hardersen and Mike Gaffey, are among the handful of scientists globally studying the physical composition of asteroids; both have helped advise Kanupuru during his UND studies. “You often don’t get to work with the best people in the world who are also nice to you,” Kanupuru said.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6571
|Campus community invited to University Academic Leadership Forum on Dec. 17|
The end-of-the-semester session of the University Academic Leadership Forum will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Lecture Bowl at the Memorial Union. As stated in the announcement of the inaugural session earlier this semester:
The forum will be an opportunity for all members of the UND community - faculty, students, staff, administrators - to bring to the Provost and the Deans any questions, suggestions, concerns or comments about the way in which the University is fulfilling its academic mission, and for the academic leadership to share information and ideas.
I realize that the scheduling of this session is less than ideal. We honestly did not mean for "end of the semester" to appear to be as close to lining up for the commencement processional as Thursday's scheduling might suggest. We are experimenting with a set of vehicles to enhance communication and conversations about important academic issues, and will plan to have two more sessions of this forum during the spring semester, with January and April as target dates.
The agenda item for the session on Dec. 17 will be managing the academic implications of controversies affecting the university. As we know, we're not sure what the SBHE decision will be in on Dec. 17. The Forum can be an opportunity to share ideas, insights, concerns, and strategies.
-- Paul LeBel, Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
|Retirement reception will honor Jerry Rozeveld|
The Transportation Department announces a retirement reception in honor of Jerry Rozeveld. The reception will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Transportation lunchroom. Jerry has been with the university for over 37 years. Please stop in and wish him well on his retirement.
-- Mary L. Metcalf, manager, Transportation, email@example.com, 777-4123
|CILT invites you to holiday open house|
The Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies invites you to attend a holiday open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, in 207 Robertson-Sayre Hall. Please come and meet the staff and enjoy a holiday treat.
-- Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies
|Retirement reception for Diana LeTexier will be Dec. 16|
The Division of Continuing Education welcomes all to attend a retirement reception in honor of Diana LeTexier from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Gustafson Hall Conference Room. Diana has been with the University for 41 years, with 32 of those years at Continuing Education. Her experience and knowledge about UND will be greatly missed. Please join us in wishing her well in her retirement.
-- Heidi Flaten, assistant director of Enrollment Management & Academic Planning, Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777.3308
|Denim Day starts early|
Denim Day for December will be Wednesday, Dec. 16. Wear your button, pay your coordinator your $1 and enjoy wearing your denim.
-- Patsy Nies, special project assistant, Enrollment Services, email@example.com, 777-3791
|Aerospace hosts reception for Vishnu Reddy Kanupuru, inaugural recipient of aerospace Ph.D.|
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences will host a reception Friday, Dec. 18, for the recipient of the School's first Ph.D., Vishnu Reddy Kanupuru. The reception will be held at 8:15 a.m. in the Department of Earth System Science and Policy, third floor, Clifford Hall. The University community is welcome to join this celebration.
The reception is sponsored by Bruce Smith, dean of the Odegard School. "The graduation of our first doctorate is truly a historical landmark for the Odegard School," said Smith.
Kanupuru, a native of India and a well-known asteroid hunter, will receive his doctorate in Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP) with a focus on space studies, at the graduate commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday at the UND winter commencement ceremonies. Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter will deliver the commencement address.
|Bookstore holds author signings Dec. 19|
The UND Bookstore will present author book signings throughout December. Clint Saunders and Daron W. Krueger, "Obsessed With North Dakota," will sign books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 19, and Dean Hulse, "Westhope," will give a reading at 1 p.m. and sign books until 4 p.m. Dec. 19.
-- UND Bookstore
|Main web server (www.und.edu) migration set for Monday|
The main UND web server, www.und.edu , will move to new hardware at 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21. Individuals browsing www.und.edu web pages shouldn't notice any difference, other than improved performance.
Providers of web content (those with pages with URLs such as www.und.edu/dept , www.und.edu/instruct , or www.und.edu/org , should check web pages and ensure that they display correctly after the move. Also, check your FTP software to be sure it is pointing to a host name (www.und.edu or www.und.nodak.edu) rather than an IP number. Note: This does not impact web servers other than www.und.edu or www.und.nodak.edu . If you have questions, please contact the ITSS Help Desk at 777-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Museum of Art hosts Winter Holiday Art Party for families|
The North Dakota Museum of Art is holding the annual end-of-the-year Winter Holiday Art Party from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26. Drop in or spend all afternoon with your holiday visitors and your children while you make art. There is no admission fee. There will be free materials, refreshments and music. No experience is necessary, and preregistration is not required. For more information, call 777-4195.
-- Sue Fink, director of Education, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 777-4195
|John S. Penn memorial service is Dec. 29|
A Memorial Service for John S. Penn will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, in the Federated Church (2122 17th Ave S, Grand Forks). Lunch will be served following the service. Penn served as professor of speech and chairman of the UND Department of Speech. He was also an advisor to former University Presidents John West, George Starcher and Thomas Clifford.
|Winter yoga classes begin at Lotus Meditation Center|
Winter Yoga Classes begin on Jan. 12 and continue for eight weeks. Classes meet on Tuesday and/or Thursday, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The fees are $65 for once a week or $90 for twice. Space is limited. To register, contact Dyan Rey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-8840.
-- Dyan Rey, lecturer, Visual Art, email@example.com, 701-772-8840
|Staff Senate organizes Emerald and Ice Gala for Feb. 6|
All benefited UND and related foundation employees and a guest are invited to the Emerald and Ice Gala from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in the Alerus Center Ballroom.
There will be a social hour from 7 to 8 p.m. featuring free appetizers and a cash bar. Downtown Horns will play live music from 8 p.m. to midnight, and guests may participate in a Mock Casino night provided by the Grand Forks Jaycees. Participants can use their casino winnings to bid on prizes at the end of the evening. The event will also feature a silent auction, with proceeds used to fund scholarships given by the Staff Senate.
Admission is $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased from any UND Staff Senator or at the following locations: Aerospace Human Resources, Sheri Sponsler; Ralph Englestad Arena, Main Office; Twamley Hall, Human Resources Office; Alumni Center, Stone House 2nd floor, Sigrid Letcher; Memorial Union, Information Desk; EERC, Human Resources Office; and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Office of Public Affairs.
For more information, visit the Staff Senate Web site at www.und.edu/org/undss or contact any UND Staff Senator.
-- Shelley Pohlman, assistant to the director of Communications, Office of Public Affaris, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4305
|Advancement of College Teaching & Learning spring conference is Feb. 19-20|
The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching & Learning semi-annual conferences provide crucial information on cutting-edge topics related to issues in teaching and learning. “Assessment for the Changing Learning Environment” is the theme of this spring’s conference, which will take place Feb. 19-20 in Bloomington, Minn. The conference will feature nearly thirty concurrent sessions, and keynotes by L. Dee Fink and Peggy Maki, on today’s best practices for assessment. Fink will focus on assessment methods for the learning-centered institution. Maki will address best practices for technology-based assessment. The program includes preconference workshops, disciplinary and special interest group sessions, and showcases.
For more information, including speaker bios and concurrent session titles, visit the web and download a copy of the conference brochure at http://www.collab.org/programsservices/conferences/February10Conference.htm.
The early bird registration deadline is Jan. 27, 2010. If you are interested in attending, apply to the Office of Instructional Development for FIDC grant support prior to Jan. 1. Call 777-3325 for details.
-- Anne Kelsch, director of Instructional Development, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-4233
|Register today for the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health|
Registration is now open for the 25th anniversary of the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health to be held April 13-15, 2010, at the Alerus Center. The conference is an interdisciplinary forum for rural health care professionals, public health professionals, educators, researchers, administrators and those interested in improving health care services in rural areas.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Health Care in Transition: Creative Strategies” and will feature the following keynote presenters.
• Jim Hart, director, Executive Program in Public Health Practice and the North Central Public Health Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, presenting “Health Leadership for the Emerging Future”
• Robert Kelley, President, UND, presenting “Innovative Approaches to the Challenges Facing Health Care Delivery in Rural North Dakota”
• Wanda Agnew, director of Nutrition Services, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health; Karen Ehrens, health and nutrition consultant, Ehrens Consulting; and Sandra Poitra, community dietician, Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, presenting ”Food is More than Something to Eat”
• Tom Morris, director, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, presenting a national update on rural and public health in a session titled “Rural Health Care in Transition”
The conference also includes preconference workshops, a variety of breakout sessions, poster presentations, evening workshops and the annual awards banquet. Go to http://ruralhealth.und.edu/dakotaconference/ for a complete schedule and additional information. Please register by noon Friday, March 19, 2010, by filling out the online form found at http://ruralhealth.und.edu/dakotaconference/registration.php.
The 2010 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health is facilitated by the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UNDSMHS) and supported by the Center for Rural Health (UNDSMHS), Department of Family and Community Medicine (UNDSMHS), UND College of Nursing, Altru Health System, North Dakota Public Health Association and North Dakota Rural Health Association. For more information on the conference, please visit http://ruralhealth.und.edu/dakotaconference/.
-- Tara Mertz, communications specialist, Center for Rural Health, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-0871
|Patients sought for medical student training|
The Office of Medical Education is looking for people to hire as patients for our medical students. We are looking for people to help students learn and practice history taking and physical exam skills. Payment will be $12 per hour for your afternoon of participation. The students learn a lot from this experience, and your willingness to help out would be greatly appreciated.
We need a diverse group of healthy men and women (ages 18 to 80) with the following:
• a flexible schedule
• transportation to and from the University
• limited number of medications and health problems
We would need you from 12:45 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. for one of the following Tuesday afternoons (sorry, you can’t come more than once). The afternoons are Jan. 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2. During this time, you would be interviewed and examined by three different student physicians. The experience will be similar to a visit to your own doctor’s office. You will be asked to share your personal medical history and allow the student to do a physical exam (this does not require shots, blood tests or other invasive procedures). Students are observed by physicians and all information is confidential (If there is medical or personal information you do not wish to share, you don’t have to).
If you are interested, please contact Dawn at 777-4028 in the Office of Medical Education as soon as possible. Please feel free to pass this information along to others you know who may be interested.
-- Dawn Drake, standardized patient coordinatior, Office of Medical Education, email@example.com, 777-4028
|Microsoft Office available to UND employees for $9.95|
UND employees are now eligible to participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables UND employees to get a licensed copy of the current Microsoft Office applications to install and use on your home computer for $9.95 (other costs may apply depending on the options you choose). To qualify for participation in this program, you must be an active UND employee.
Under the Home Use Program, UND employees may acquire a licensed copy of Office 2007 Enterprise (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) or Mac Office 2008 (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point) to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using Microsoft Office while you are under UND employment and as long as UND continues to participate in the Microsoft Campus Agreement program.
This transaction is between the UND employee (you) and Microsoft. To review all terms and conditions, please go to the following URL: http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/terms.aspx. To use the Microsoft Home Use Program, you need a campus U-Mail e-mail account (@und.edu) and instructions that will be provided by your department software coordinator. If you do not have a U-Mail account, you can activate/claim your account by going to our web site, http://www.itss.und.edu/, and clicking on the “Claim your Account” link. Follow the instructions to claim your U-mail account.
System requirements for Office 2007 Enterprise can be found at: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101668651033.aspx. System requirements for Office 2008 can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/system-requirements.mspx.
-- Craig Cerkowniak, associate director, ITSS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2385
|Faculty sought to teach summer K-12 educator workshops|
Do you have a workshop idea for K-12 teachers or administrators? If so, we are looking for you. Each summer, the Continuing Education office of Professional Development for Educators (PDE) sponsors a variety of local workshops for K-12 educators to assist in their professional development requirements and needs. PDE is currently soliciting interest from UND faculty to develop workshops for the summer of 2010.
If you want to share your research, expertise, or have specific interests, content areas, or teaching strategies that you are passionate about and want to share, consider putting together a short-term, 15 instructional hour, site-based workshop to be offered this summer. PDE provides continuing education/professional development credit to educators for these graduate level workshops.
To keep costs down for participants, we encourage you to visit with your department chairs and deans for financial support of your idea. When providing workshops without departmental or grant support, stipends for facilitators can be arranged through facilitation agreements with PDE. Assistance is provided through PDE for classroom scheduling, audio visual equipment arrangements, and handout duplication.
If interested, please contact Kim Jones at 777-4225 for submission forms and guidelines. Tentative syllabi and forms should be submitted by Feb. 1, 2010. Are you thinking about it, but would like some ideas for workshop topics that teachers have identified as areas of interest? Please call Kim and visit about the possibilities.
-- Kim Jones, coordinator, Professional Development for Educators, email@example.com, 777-4225
|Paperless paydays begin Jan. 1, 2010|
As of Jan. 1, 2010, employees will no longer receive a hard copy of their pay advice or flexcomp reimbursement advice. Employees may view their advices by logging on to Employee Self-Service. In addition to supporting the University GREEN initiative, this service provided by the North Dakota University System makes the following features available online from any computer with an Internet connection:
1) Review of current and past direct deposit advices and checks - all employees - this is how you will be notified of any payroll direct deposits or flexcomp deposits.
2) Review current and past W-2 information and request a copy if needed - All Employees
3) Direct deposit changes
4) W-4 tax changes
5) Ability to change your address - non-student only (students change address on campus connection, but currently student address changes are not uploaded into employee information. Students must change their addresses at the Payroll Office).
6) Review current benefits and deductions - benefited faculty and staff only
7) Review flexcomp payments and balances - participating benefited faculty and staff only
It is very important that you log into Employee Self-Service prior to Jan. 1, so that you are sure that you have the correct UserID and Password. You should also become familiar with the screens and where to view your information, prior to the start of electronic pay and flexcomp advices.
How do I get my userID and password for Employee Self-Service?
As a UND employee, you received an email from the ConnectND Security Team in your U-Mail account with your Employee Self-Service userID and password. So, if you do not usually use U-Mail, we are requesting that you activate your U-Mail account to obtain both of these pieces of information when you log into Employee Self-Service.
How do I access Employee Self-Service?
Staff and Faculty: To access Employee Self-Service, go to the UND home page at http://www.und.edu/ . Click Faculty & Staff in the upper right corner. Then, click the Employee Self-Service button on the left side of the screen. Enter your userID and password as requested on the screen. It is highly recommended that you change your password immediately, by clicking: Change Your Password. If you do not remember your userID or password, or get locked out of Self-Service, call the NDUS Help Desk at 866-457-6387. Your employee information can then be obtained by clicking: HE Self-Service. If needed, additional information on Employee Self-Service can be viewed at http://www.und.edu/dept/payroll/html/employeecenter.htm .
Student Employees: HRMS Self-Service is one of your menu items on your Campus Connection web site. After logging into Campus Connection, just click on HRMS Self-Service and enter your userID and password that you received from the ConnectND Security Team. It is highly recommended that you change your password immediately, by clicking: Change Your Password. If you do not remember your userID or password, or if you get locked out of Self-Service, call the NDUS Help Desk at 866-457-6387.
What is U-Mail?
*U-Mail is your official campus e-mail address generally in the format of: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not currently use U-Mail or if you do not have a 15-character password, you must activate your account by going to: http://www.und.edu/dept/itss/ , you will need an Employee ID to activate your account. (Students would use their student ID, without the W.) After reviewing the e-mail in your U-Mail account, it is recommended that if you are not going to use your U-Mail account that you delete all e-mail (after getting your userID and password for Self-Service) and forward your future e-mail to the e-mail address that you will be using. This can be accomplished by logging into your U-Mail account and clicking on Options, click on Local Account, click on Forwarding, enter your forwarding information and choose not to keep a copy of forwarded e-mail in your U-Mail account. Click Save.
For additional hands-on assistance to claim your U-Mail account or access Employee Self-Service, employees may stop at the Computer labs in the lower level of the Memorial Union or the 3rd Floor of the Chester Fritz Library during their regular business hours.
|Final grades due Dec. 22|
Final Grade Rosters are available for grade entry. Please be sure to select the final grade roster (not midterm roster) for entering grades. Final Grading Instructions are available at http://www.und.edu/dept/registrar/FacultyStaff/FacultyStaff.htm under Faculty Final Grading in PeopleSoft. Please note: Grades are due no later than noon Dec. 22 (final grades entered and saved, and final grade roster status updated to “approved” and saved, for each class with enrollment).
-- Ray Pospisil, associate registrar, Office of the Registrar, email@example.com, 777-2711
|New spring course on community colleges is available|
Do you think you might teach or work at a community college? Are you interested in learning more about the diverse range of U.S. higher education institutions and students?
If so, consider enrolling in a new Spring 2010 course:
T&L 590: The Community Colleges - Students, Classes, and Organizations
spring 2010, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays (on campus)
This course explores two-year and community college institutions. We will discuss the unique diversity of two-year college institutions types, missions, and students. In addition, the course will consider the history of two-year institutions and their students, the role they have played in U.S. higher education, their global growth, and their future. For questions about the course, contact Casey Ozaki.
-- Casey Ozaki, assistant professor, Teaching and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4256
|Final recommendations for core technology services are available on CIO web site|
Final recommendations resulting from the Core Technology Services forums and CIO Box Lunch sessions this fall are now becoming available and posted on the CIO web site at http://cio.und.edu. Additional recommendations will be posted as they become available, so please check the site frequently. Please review the recommendations and provide feedback to your directors and deans, or use the convenient online survey form. Final recommendations will impact faculty/staff e-mail, learning management system, smart classrooms and computer labs. These recommendations will be reviewed by the CIO, deans and president's cabinet before being submitted to President Kelley for review and approval.
-- Mike Lefever, Project Manager, AVP/Dean of Outreach/CIO Office
|2009 National Survey of Student Engagement is now available|
Freshmen and seniors were invited to participate in the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement during the spring semester. The results of the survey are now posted to the web at http://www.und.edu/dept/datacol/reports/subFolder/NSSE2009/NSSE2009.htm. This survey, administered every two to three years, focuses on assessing student engagement of freshmen and seniors, in the areas of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences, and campus environment. This is a national survey with comparative data from other four-year colleges and universities. This is the fifth time that UND has conducted this survey. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Sue Erickson at 777-2265.
-- Carmen Williams, director, Institutional Research, email@example.com, 777-2456
|UND Bookstore sent e-mail missing textbook orders by error|
On Monday, Dec. 14, the UND Bookstore sent an email regarding missing book orders to faculty. This email was intended for a small group of faculty members and inadvertently it went to all faculty. We apologize for this message. If you would like to double check your orders though, please email or phone: Tina, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2106; Chad, email@example.com, 777-2113; or Carolyn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2748.
-- Tina Monette, textbook manager, UND Bookstore
|University Within the University (U2) lists new classes|
Employee Self-Service Training
Dec. 23, 9 to 10 a.m., or Dec. 30, 3 to 4 p.m., or Jan. 6, 9 to 10 a.m., or Jan. 13, 3 to 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Lecture Bowl
Attend one of these sessions to learn about the wealth of information that is available with Employee Self-Service and how you access, review and make changes to your employee information. Presenter: Pat Hanson
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-0720
|Remember to keep windows, doors closed|
During the cold weather, it is critical that windows and doors are securely closed. Please report any windows or doors in your area that will not shut properly to the Facilities Management's Communication Center (777-2591). It would be very helpful if staff would check their area for open windows before leaving for the day. There have been several freeze ups late at night due to open windows. It doesn't take long for a pipe to freeze and burst. If we all work together, we can prevent this type of damage to our buildings.
-- Larry Zitzow, director of Facilities Management
|Student Health provides H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination update|
H1N1 flu vaccinations are now available to all UND students by appointment at UND Student Health Services. To make an appointment, call 777-2605. Make an on-line request at www.undstudenthealth.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Things You Need to Bring With You:
•UND ID required (Clinic for UND students only).
•If you have BC/BS coverage, please bring your current insurance card. Insurance will be filed for vaccine administration.
For students who are uninsured or underinsured, the cost of vaccine administration will be covered by UND Student Government. If supplies allow, Student Health Services will offer a H1N1 flu vaccination clinic for all UND students, faculty and staff in January. Please watch for additional details.
Most community health care providers now have H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination available by appointment, although Student Health Services’ supply of seasonal flu vaccine has been exhausted. Information about community H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination opportunities can be found on the ND Flu Clinic Locator at www.ndflu.com.
A H1N1 flu, seasonal flu and pneumoccocal vaccination clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Grand Forks Public Health (151 S. 4th St – 3rd Floor). For additional details, go to www.grandforksgov.com/.
-- Jane Croeker, health promotion advisor, Student Health Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2097
|Chester Fritz Library extends hours for finals|
The Chester Fritz Library will remain open until 2 a.m. daily from Dec. 11 through Dec. 17. Building hours are extended to provide a facility for study and completion of semester assignments. Good luck with finals.
-- The Chester Fritz Library
|Law Library announces holiday hours|
Holiday hours for the Law Library:
Friday, Dec. 18 - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec. 20 - Closed
Monday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 23 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24 - 8 a.m. to noon
Friday, Dec. 25 - Closed
Saturday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 27 - Closed
Monday, Dec. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 31 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1 - Closed
Saturday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 3 - Closed
Monday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 8 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 10 - Closed
Regular hours resume Monday, Jan. 11.
-- Jane Oakland, circulation manager, Law Library, email@example.com, 777-3482
|International Centre lists Christmas and winter holiday hours|
From Dec. 19 through Jan. 8, the International Centre will be open only during the regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Weekends closed. The Centre will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 24 and closed Dec. 25. The Centre will be closed Jan 1. Regular Centre hours will resume on Saturday, Jan. 9 (noon to 10 p.m.).
-- Tatjyana Richards, office manager, Office of International Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6438
|Donated leave sought for Catherine Olson|
Donations of annual leave are sought for Catherine Olson, Instructional Support Technologist at the Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies. She and her family thank you for your generosity. Please send a donated annual leave form to Diane Lundeen, CILT, Stop 7098. For a form, go to http://www.und.edu/dept/payroll/ then click on forms.
-- Diane Lundeen, assistant director, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies, email@example.com, 777-2129
|Staff Senate announces U Shine Award|
UND Staff Senate announced that Diana Knain, Facilities Management Communication Center, is the December "U Shine Award" recipient. This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of their way to make UND a better place. Diana was nominated by Pam Zimbelman, and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President, Loren Liepold, on Dec. 9.
Here is an excerpt of what Pam had to say about Diana:
"Diana has worked in the Facilities Management Communication Center since 1985. Over the years, she has also become a certified First Responder for the Reynolds Rescue Squad. In the past two weeks, she used her training twice at work to help injured people. In the first one, she assisted with a car accident; in the second, she responded before emergency personnel arrived after a contractor was injured."
-- Staff Senate
|Alumni Association seeks Sioux Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award nominations|
The UND Alumni Association's two highest honors, the Sioux Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award, recognize our most distinguished and respected alumni. We are very interested in your input to nominate potential recipients for these awards.
Criteria, history and the nomination form for both can be found at http://www.undalumni.org/Page.aspx?pid=671 or by going to www.undalumni.org and clicking on About Us, Awards. You may also view a list of previous recipients. Please note, our bylaws restrict us from awarding posthumous recognition.
We would appreciate all nominations by Jan. 5. We will continue to ask for your input on an annual basis; however, please feel free to nominate an individual throughout the year.
-- Amanda Hvidsten, director of Alumni Relations and Marketing, Alumni Association, www.undalumni.org, 777-4903
|Studio One features human rights awareness and the "Staying on Track" program|
The next edition of Studio One will feature Emmanuel Jal, a man who uses his music to help end human rights violations. Born in Sudan, Jal was forced to become a soldier at age 11. Now, he uses music to educate people about human rights violations that are happening throughout the world. Jal argues that donating money isn’t enough. He says that education will help people in need. “The worst thing you can do as a human being is to give a fellow human being food, but not show him how to make that food,” Jal said. Find out more about Jal’s efforts to raise awareness for his cause.
Lisa Burger, the director of the Student Success Center at UND, will discuss the benefits of the “Staying on Track” session series. This program helps students succeed academically by teaching study skills, such as how to effectively read a textbook and take helpful notes. The program also includes seminars on budgeting, nutrition and stress. “Staying on Track’ is not just a program for succeeding in college, it is a program that will help students succeed in life,” said Burger.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the UND Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 at 5 p.m. Thursdays. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One at 6 a.m Saturday. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Suzanne Irwin, director of marketing, UND Television Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3818
|Ray Richards lists Christmas golf specials and 2010 season pass information |
Ray Richards is offering a Christmas golf special. Buy a punch card for five rounds of golf for $45 ($50-$63 value) or 10 rounds of golf for $90 ($100-$126 value). Added bonus: The buyer will receive a free round of golf for buying the 10-round punch card.
Also this year, you may buy a cart seat for each punch card. Five rounds of golf with a cart seat will cost $70 ($85-$98 value) or 10 rounds of golf with a cart seat for $140 ($170-$196 value). A free round is included with 10-round purchase. Christmas golf special punch cards may be bought by stopping at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office or by calling 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Payroll deductions are accepted.
The 2010 golf season passes for faculty and staff are now available for $200. With your purchase, you will receive a free season pass for the driving range ($150 value). This price is only good through Dec. 31 ($250 starting Jan. 1). UND faculty and staff family season passes are $480. With your purchase, you will receive a free season pass for the driving range ($150 value). This price is only good through Dec. 31 ($600 starting Jan. 1) Only children living at home under age 20 are eligible. Stop at the Chester Fritz box office or call 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Remember that passes may be paid through payroll deduction over six pay periods.
-- Dustin Hetletved, manager, Ray Richards Golf Course, email@example.com, 777-3500
|Internal job openings listed|
The following position vacancies are available only to regular UND staff employees who have successfully completed their six-month probation period, earn annual and sick leave, receive BC/BS health insurance and TIAA-CREF or ND PERS retirement benefits. Current UND faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.
To apply: Please complete UND Application/Control Card form. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications must be received by the deadline date.
Posting Number: #10-162
Closing Date: 12/21/2009
Minimum Salary: $35,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: ContinuingEd/Outreach Support
Posting Number: #10-163
Closing Date: 12/21/2009
Minimum Salary: $10.30 plus/hour
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Dining Residence
Building Service Technician
Posting Number: #10-164
Closing Date: 12/21/2029
Minimum Salary: $20,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total
Assistant Cold Food Preparer
Posting Number: #10-161
Closing Date: 12/16/2009
Minimum Salary: $8.70 plus/hour
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Dining Residence
Research Process Engineer
Posting Number: #10-160
Closing Date: 12/15/2009
Minimum Salary: $60,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Chemical Engineering