|President Kelley names search committee for Vice President for Health Affairs; Provost Paul LeBel named chair|
President Robert Kelley has appointed a search committee to help find UND's next Vice president for Health Affairs and Dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Kelley tapped UND Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul LeBel to lead the search. The committee will help find the successor to H. David Wilson, now serving as Dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
The search committee includes:
* Paul LeBel, chair, provost and vice president for academic affairs
* Cindy Anderson, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, UND College of Nursing
* Julie Blehm, Positon Partner for the Clinic Internal Medicine Department, MeritCare
* Jim Cooper, president and CEO, Med Center One Health System
* Randy Eken, CFO, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
* Eugene Delorme, INMED [Indians into Medicine] director, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
* Jonathan Geiger, chair, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
* Phyllis Johnson, UND vice president for research and economic development
* Rhonda Ketterling, MeritCare Health System
* Kim Krohn, associate professor/program director, family medicine, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center for Family Medicine-Minot
* Diane Magnuson, student, senior in occupational therapy
* LaVaun McCann, Altru Clinic
* James Miles, UND medical student, sophomore class president
* Tom Mohr, chair, physical therapy, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
* Dave Molmen, CEO, Altru Hospital
* Dan Rice, dean, UND College of Education & Human Development
* Grant Shaft, Shaft Reis and Shaft, member of the State Board of Higher Education
* Rob Thompson, executive medical director, Altru Systems; president, North Dakota Medical Association
* Pat Traynor, president, Dakota Medical Foundation
* Roxanne Vaughan, professor, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
* Linda Hurst Torgerson, search committee administrative support, program manager for Human Resources and Finance, UND-Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the top medical school in the country for producing family medicine physicians, according to rankings released by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Ranking first this spring among the country's 126 medical schools, UND earned the Achievement Award from the AAFP, which recognizes outstanding efforts to foster student interest in family medicine and produce graduates who enter the specialty. More than 20 percent of UND's graduates have entered an accredited family medicine residency program.
-- Peter Johnson, Executive Associate Vice President for University Relations, 777-4317, firstname.lastname@example.org
|President Kelly will co-host an open house in honor of UND's collaboration with BSC|
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UND (OLLI@UND), in partnership with Bismarck State College, is launching a new learning opportunity for people age 50-plus in the Bismarck-Mandan area with a full slate of classes this fall taught by local instructors.
President Robert Kelley and BSC President Larry Skogen will celebrate this special community outreach with an OLLI Open House from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, on the fourth floor of BSC's National Energy Center of Excellence at 1200 Schafer St., Bismarck.
"OLLI@UND is thrilled to bring this educational and personal enrichment program to the Bismarck-Mandan communities," said Connie Hodgson, OLLI@UND coordinator. "We are eager to offer new opportunities to serve the intellectual needs of our baby boomers through non-credit courses and programs at affordable prices throughout North Dakota and northwest Minnesota."
In addition to President Kelley and President Skogen, other members of the UND and BSC leadership teams will be on hand, including UND vice president for student and outreach services Bob Boyd; associate vice president for outreach services, University chief information officer, and dean of outreach programs Joshua Riedy; BSC associate vice president for continuing education, training and innovation Carla Braun Hixson; and BSC director of continuing education, training and innovation Lori Heinsohn.
During the open house, potential members can preview upcoming fall courses, meet OLLI instructors, and enjoy refreshments with other OLLI members. UND and BSC staff will be available at the open house to answer questions, enroll members, and accept course registrations.
Classes are scheduled by semesters, with three semesters per year. The fall semester begins Sept. 21. Here's a taste of the topics included among the course offerings: For the Love of Singing, History of the National Park Service, and Theology at the Movies. For a complete list of OLLI@UND course offerings this fall in the Bismarck-Mandan area, see www.olli.und.edu/bismarck
OLLI is a membership program for people age 50-plus who want to experience cultural and social growth through the learning and sharing of ideas, opinions, and talents. OLLI is supported by the Benard Osher Foundation. The UND chapter was established in 2007 to create an open, accessible, and innovative learning community for mature individuals in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-6571
|Leadership Lunch Panel welcomes future leaders|
You are invited to attend a lunch panel, Exploring Issues in Higher Education Leadership, presented by the 2008-09 members of the President’s Issues in Higher Education Leadership Seminar: Amanda Bentow (Wellness Center), Cassie Gerhardt (Memorial Union Greek Community), Andrei Kirilenko (Earth Systems Sciences and Policy), Mojdeh Mardani (Electrical Engineering), Donna Pearson (Teaching and Learning), and Stacey Peterson (Student Success Center).
The Leadership Lunch Panel will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Badlands Room at the Memorial Union. You are particularly encouraged to attend if you are thinking about applying for the 2009-10 Issues in Higher education Leadership Seminar. To reserve a box lunch, please contact Cyndee Payne (777-2167) by Wednesday, Sept. 8. If you are interested in applying for the 2009-10 Issues in Higher Education Leadership Seminar but cannot attend the lunch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and an application form.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, email@example.com, 777-4824
|Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome to play in Museum Garden|
Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome is set to play at the North Dakota Museum of Art on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is wrapping up its third annual Summer Concerts in the Garden series. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door, children 12 and under are admitted free.
The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and claim a place in the sculpture garden. The barbeque grill will be up and running. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for purchase, plus chips and salad. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved into the galleries of the Museum. Over 250 people attended last year’s concert.
Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome is Fargo’s newest and hottest classic rock/horn band. Formed in 2007, this twelve-piece group (six horns, keyboards, bass, drums, guitar, male and female vocals) performs the best of classic horn band hits. PTFS will delight its audience with everything from James Brown, Jaco Pastorius, Jamiroquai, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Janice Joplin to Amy Winehouse.
This year’s sponsors include: CanadInn, Summit Brewing and HB Sound and Light. Supporting Sponsors include: Economy Plumbing, El Roco Night Club, Rite Spot Liquor Store, Inc.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4195
|Denim Day is Aug. 26|
The last Wednesday of the month (Aug. 26) is Denim Day. Pay your coordinator your $1, enjoy going casual in your denim, and know that all proceeds go to charity. If you need more buttons or posters for your office, just let me know.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, email@example.com, 777-3791
|Art & Democracy Film Series to show "Casablanca"|
The next installment of the Art & Democracy Film Series will show "Casablanca" Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center. Each movie in the series is open to the public and free. Come join us for a discussion about assimilation, ethnic heritage, family expectations, comedy in America, and political correctness.
The "Art & Democracy Film Series" offers us all the opportunity to talk, as a community, about the American experience. What are our values? How do we deal with difference? And, of course, what's art got to do with it? Through fun and accessible movies, audiences will explore, debate, and question the foundations of our democracy and society. Each film is shown at the Empire Arts Center and is free and open to the public. First the group watches the movie together, then the host, Jack Russell Weinstein, Director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life and Associate Professor of Philosophy at UND, and host of the Prairie Public Radio show “Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life,” interviews a guest about the topic of the film. Then the audience gets the opportunity to talk with Weinstein and his guest, as well as to each other. The conversation is light-hearted and fun, but sophisticated and interesting as well. All perspectives are welcome; the series is non-partisan.
The series also provides the opportunity to see how film-makers portray our lives. Is it accurate? Does it exaggerate? Can it help us learn about ourselves or does it interfere with our self-understanding? Previous guests have included Clay Jenkinson, who led a discussion on what it means to be a North Dakotan; Crystal Alberts, who discussed the role of protest and sub-cultures in political life; and Paul Gaffney, who discussed the place of sports in our society with special attention to women athletes and the role of equality in competition.
Upcoming movies include (guests will be announced at a later date):
September 30: American Beauty
October 28: Let The Right One In
November 25: Dr. Strangelove
More information about the institute and the film series can be found at: www.philosophyinpubliclife.org. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art & Democracy films series is sponsored by the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life and the North Valley Arts Council. The Institute is a partnership between The North Dakota Humanities Council and the UND College of Arts and Sciences.
-- Jack Russell Weinstein, Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion, email@example.com, 777-2887
|Doctoral examination set for Jaryn Lynn Allen |
The final examination for Jaryn Lynn Allen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 1:30 p.m., Aug. 27, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is: Sociocultural Influences on Body Image Across the Lifespan. Cindy Juntunen (Counseling Psychology and Community Services) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4005
|Yoga classes at Lotus Meditation Center begin Sept. 1|
Yoga classes begin on Sept. 1. There will be two sessions during fall semester, each lasting eight weeks. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Fees are $65 for once a week for 8 weeks or $90 for both evenings. A drop-in fee for a single class is $10. Classes are suitable for beginners. For information or to register, call Dyan Rey at 772-8840 or e-mail to email@example.com.
-- Dyan Rey, Adjunct Lecturer, Visual Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 772-8840
|Engineering announces new appointments and promotions|
I am proud to announce the following recent and much deserved appointments and promotions in the School of Engineering and Mines as of July 1:
Forrest Ames - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Deb Austreng -Director of Alumni and Corporate Relations
Scott Korom - Director of Geological Engineering Program
Michael Mann - Associate Dean for Research
Richard Schultz - Director of the Jodsaas Center for Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship
These individuals have been serving the school with tireless optimism and remarkable focus on excellence. In these new positions, they will be assuming even greater roles in the advancement of the School of Engineering and Mines.
-- Hesham El-Rewini, Dean, School of Engineering & Mines, email@example.com, 777-3412
|Record number of donors support UND|
In the 2008-09 fiscal year, a total of 13,491 donors gave through the UND Foundation in support of the university. Though the number of donors to philanthropies across the nation decreased, the UND Foundation saw an increase of more than 200 donors from the year before.
According to the Target Analytics Quarterly Index of National Fundraising Performance, which measures trends in fundraising every quarter, in quarter one of 2009, donors and revenue both decreased nationally. Only 39 percent of the 70 organizations measured in the index had positive growth in the number of donors; while 40 percent showed positive revenue growth.
“This goes to show that in despite of the poor economy, alumni and friends have an incredibly strong connection, dedication and loyalty to this university. It’s rewarding to see that even though industry-wide, fewer donors are giving, support for UND remains strong. Our donors recognize the value of their UND educations and are committed to helping support that same experience for students today and tomorrow,” said Tim O’Keefe, ’71, executive vice president and CEO of the UND Alumni Association and UND Foundation.
The UND Foundation recorded a total of $47 million in new gifts and pledges, including future bequests and trusts. This, too, is an increase from last year when $36 million was recorded. This year’s total includes a significant gift from John Fischer, ’65, of Anchorage, Alaska, to establish a professorship in integrative medicine within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “I made the gift through the UND Foundation because North Dakota needs it. In North Dakota, funds are limited, but used wisely,” said Fischer.
Through annual gifts and revenue from endowment investments, $11.5 million went directly through the UND Foundation to programs and support for the university, its students and faculty. This includes support from the Myers Foundation for the Chester Fritz Library and the Department of Visual Arts. Donations from Ben, ’62, and Dorothy Gorecki of Milaca, Minn., and Rick, ’68, and Jody Burgum, ’74, of Arthur, N.D., will help fund a new Alumni Center.
UND Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul LeBel said, “Funding from donors to the Foundation makes us the kind of university we are. It gives us the resources to support student engagement in learning and in university life in general. It gives us the resources to support faculty in actual scholarly research and in making that research known. We can send faculty to conferences and we can hold conferences here. We can’t do that with state appropriated money. It also provides us with some seed money for actual programs that will help us continue to be distinct as we go forward.”
Of the $11.5 million, more than $4.4 million supported student academic and athletic scholarships. This is an increase of nearly $1 million compared to last year. “Given the current economic climate, we’re just ecstatic that donors had such commitment to make this kind of scholarship support possible,” said O’Keefe. LeBel added that the impact of scholarship funding during tough economic times is much more dramatic, as it lifts the burden off families who may be struggling to send their child to college.
-- Leanna Ihry , Media Relations Coordinator, UND Alumni Association and UND Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-0831
|University Senate agenda announced|
The September meeting of the University Senate will be held at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Gamble Hall, room 7.
- Senate Committee appointments made over the summer
2) Minutes of the previous meeting (5/7/09) and business arising from the minutes. These minutes may be viewed at: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/registrar/senate/senindex.
3) Question period
4) Annual Report of the Senate Committee on Committees, Jan Goodwin, Chair, Senate Committee on Committees
5) Annual Report of the Standing Committee on Faculty Rights, Jan Goodwin, Chair, Standing Committee on Faculty Rights
6) Candidates for Degrees in August, Suzanne Anderson, University Registrar
7) Proposed changes to the Honorary Degrees Committee procedures, Judy DeMers, Past Chair, Honorary Degrees Committee
8) Slate of nominees for Senate officers, Jan Goodwin, Chair, Committee on Committees
9) Election of a Senate Vice Chair/Chair Elect
10) Election of a faculty representative to a two-year term on the Senate Executive Committee
11) Election of two Senate faculty members to a two-year term each on the Committee on Committees
12) Election of a student representative to the Senate Executive Committee
13) Senate orientation, Wendelin Hume, University Senate Chair
14) Curriculum Committee report, Liz Tyree, Chair, Curriculum Committee
15) Proposed changes to the Conflict of Interest Policy, Bradley Myers, Chair, Conflict of Interest/Scientific Misconduct Committee
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, email@example.com, 777-3892
|Veterans Upward Bound program now available|
With the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill in effect Aug. 1, the Veterans Upward Bound program at UND is available to qualified veterans planning to enroll in college or technical school in the near future or take the GED tests.
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education as a TRiO project. VUB provides veterans with free academic refresher courses in English, basic computer and math, as well as academic guidance services to assure they are ready to succeed in their educational pursuits. That includes free preparation to take the COMPASS college entrance exam.
Information regarding the GI Montgomery Bill or the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill can be found by contacting your local County Veterans Service office or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.va.gov.
For more information about VUB or to receive a complete class schedule for UND, please contact Shelle Michaels at 777-6465, or call toll free at 1-800-570-5719.
|SIFE offers fundraising opportunity for student organizations|
“Hot Perks” is a coffee service located in Gamble Hall. Four years ago, a student organization named Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) began Hot Perks with the intent of helping student organizations raise funds. The idea is students helping students.
Over four years many lessons have been learned and the business model has evolved to best suit the interest of students. Open five days a week, students operate Hot Perks to raise money for their organization. SIFE supplies equipment, inventory and guidance as members of student organizations run the small business. These student organizations serve coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and an array of breakfast foods to the students and faculty on campus.
The student organizations that operate Hot Perks earn a large portion of Hot Perks’ profit in return for their labor as well as basic knowledge of what it takes to run a small business.
SIFE guides student organizations through completing a transaction, keeping track of inventory, customer relations and every other step along the way.
Please consider Hot Perks as a fundraising opportunity for your student organization this year. For more information or to schedule a time for your organization to operate, contact Brianna Burggraf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Brianna Burggraf, Project Coordinator, SIFE, email@example.com, 218-280-2268
|Institutional Research clips now available online|
The Office of Institutional Research now produces clips to provide the university community with a brief report on a variety of topics. In most cases the “clips” are a subset from a more detailed research project or survey analysis.
Three Institutional Research clips are available online at http://www.und.edu/dept/datacol/newsletter/index.htm and include the following:
• What can we learn from non-returning students?
• What matters to international students?
• The journey from freshman to senior – “clips” from various surveys.
-- Carmen Williams, Director, Institutional Research, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2456
|Annual reports due Oct. 15|
The following information is being provided for assistance as you plan preparation of your FY2009 (July 2008-June 2009) annual report:
• Final due date for FY2009 Web-Annual Reports is Wednesday, Oct. 15. However, earlier submittal dates may be established by your respective college, unit, and/or division.
• The required Web-based report template for narrative reporting, instructions, and guidelines can be found at the annual report web site URL:
Password questions can be directed to the Office of Institutional Research at 777-4358.
The web site also provides information about strategic and annual reporting at UND, as well as the state level.
• Please note the separate text boxes in Priority Action Area B to list publications and/or scholarships.
• The text-editing feature allows formatted text (bold, bullets, color, etc.) and tables to be copied and pasted while retaining the format. Please note that when “pasting” text into this site, MSWord seems to work the best.
• An attempt has been made to limit the amount of redundancy. However, cross references to avoid repetition are acceptable. Just a reminder that it is very important that you use the web application template and instructions to guide your responses and provide concise information for each item as appropriate.
• Core data can be accessed at the annual report web site and continues to be updated as information becomes available. It is not necessary to repeat core data in your annual report.
• Questions on annual reporting should be directed to:
Academic Affairs: Connie Gagelin 777-2165
Finance and Operations: Marisa Haggy 777-4392
Student and Outreach Services: Lillian Elsinga or Terry Aubol 777-2664
SMHS: Judy Solberg 777-2722
Research: Rosemary Thue 777-4915
All Other: Carol Drechsel 777-4358
-- Connie Gagelin, Administrative Officer, Provost and VPAA, email@example.com, 777-2165
|Work Well program seeks departmental contacts|
The Work Well program, which provides wellness services and programs for UND staff and faculty, is looking for departmental contacts (Work Well engagers) to help forward e-mails and post events and information to colleagues in your department and encourage engagement in wellness activities.
The Work Well Engagers have the ability to sign-up for wellness opportunities first for helping the program provide communication and direct motivation.
Please view: http://www.workwell.und.edu/?page=engagerindex to see if your department has one. More than one per department is fine.
Please contact Kim Ruliffson, coordinator of Work Well, if you have any questions.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-0210
|UND's new community journal is available|
The Center for Community Engagement is now distributing the first issue of Community Connect: The Journal of Civic Voices. This new community journal, created with assistance from many UND faculty, staff, and students, features profiles of North Dakota communities and organizations, project reports, essays, and art.
The journal is part of a project called Community Connect, spearheaded by the Center for Community Engagement and involving dozens of North Dakota communities and organizations. The project also includes an annual community-university forum and a website of community resources and conversations to be launched soon.
The first issue of the journal contains profiles of communities and organizations across the state, including Buffalo, Larimore, Stanley, Towner, the Barnes County Historical Society, the Western Wellness Foundation of Dickinson, the Near North Neighborhood in Grand Forks, and the Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability.
Faculty members and students from the UND Departments of Sociology, Communication, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Indian Studies, Art & Design, and Geology and Geological Engineering, contributed to the project.
Greg Gagnon, Indian Studies, is the journal editor, and Diana Nastasia, UND graduate student, associate editor. Lana Rakow is the editorial consultant. Other editorial staff and board members are Sorin Nastasia, Community Connect graphic designer and UND graduate student; David Crane, Mott, N.D.; Brenna Daugherty, North Dakota Humanities Council; Matsimela Changa (“MC”) Diop, UND Multicultural Student Services; Richard Fiordo, UND Communication Program; Richard Kahn, UND Educational Foundations and Research; Mary Robinette, Grand Forks; Wilbur Stolt, UND director of libraries; Liane Stout, Buffalo, N.D.; and Iris Swedlund, Velva, N.D.
The journal will be published twice a year. It is available free of charge and is being distributed across the state of North Dakota and on campus to UND departments, deans, and vice presidents, as well as members of the Center’s Public Scholarship Interest Group and Service Learning Interest Group. Anyone wishing to receive a copy or who would like to submit an article (a peer-review option is available) should contact the Center.
-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement, email@example.com, 777-2287
|Join UND's clean and green initiative|
We’re looking for folks all across campus to team up with us as we plan for the future.
Help us figure out ways to use less energy, reduce pollution, cut operating costs, and get greener all around. Less cash out for energy means more money in for more positive uses.
Share your green ideas: join a subcommittee or just bring your ideas to one of the regular meetings (we’ve listed meeting times, dates, and places for two subcommittees; we’ll update this list as we get more subcommittee meetings schedules lined up).
To learn more or to get involved, contact one of the following subcommittee chairs:
Yvette Halverson, Director, Wellness Facilities
Meets every other Thursday starting Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m., Wellness Center Conference Room
William (Will) Gosnold, Professor and Chair
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Randall (Randy) Bohlman, Facilities Management
Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing
Subcommittee meets Tuesday, Sept. 1, and every other Tuesday thereafter, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Governors Room, Memorial Union
Michael (Mike) Mann, Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical Engineering
Orlynn Rosaasen, Director of Dining Services
Meets Sept. 1, 1:30 p.m., President’s Room, Memorial Union and every other Tuesday thereafter
-- Peter Johnson, Executive Associate Vice President for University Relations, 777-4317, firstname.lastname@example.org
|University Within the University (U2) lists new classes|
GroupWise 7.0: Intermediate
Aug. 31, 1 to 4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: GroupWise 7.0: Beginning
You will work with advanced message options; set mail properties; customize message headers; use Web Access interface; create and use rules to automate e-mail responses; set access rights; and work in depth with the Junk Mail folder and archive feature. Presenter: Heidi Strande
Microsoft Office Access 2007 (Beginning)
Sept. 1, 2, and 3, 1 to 4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse, and file saving and retrieving skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to examine the basic database concepts and explore the Microsoft Office Access 2007 environment; design a simple database; build a new database with related tables; manage data in a table; query a database using different methods; design forms; and generate reports.
Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Supervisory Perspectives on Sexual Harassment
Sept. 9, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Memorial Union, Lecture Bowl
Discover what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and what you can do to prevent it. This presentation will help you to recognize sexual harassment when it occurs, and it will provide guidance to address the behaviors displayed by employees that may be interpreted as offensive to co-workers. It is everyone's responsibility to respect the needs and rights of all people in your organization. This presentation will provide you with valuable information for doing just that. Presenter: Kelsey Lang, St Alexis Employee Assistance Program
Sept. 9, 10 to 12:30 p.m., School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Room 5006
This course will cover basic principles of radiation protection. Course attendance is required for all individuals working with radioactive materials at the University of North Dakota. Topics discussed will include, but are not limited to, types of radiation, methods of protection, exposure monitoring, handling techniques, decontamination, security, and waste disposal. Presenter: Eric Pearson.
Empty Nesting & Boomerang Kids
Sept. 9, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Lecture Bowl
Parents of newly graduated children, whether from high school, college, or graduate school, may have a number of concerns regarding their children "leaving the nest" and the growing trend of children returning to the nest for various reasons. This presentation will explore both the positive and negative aspects of the empty nest. Additionally, things to consider for when a child returns to live at home will be explored. Presenter: Kelsey Lang, St Alexis Employee Assistance Program
File Plan Development
Sept. 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
We are beginning to pursue a standard file plan for UND. This is your opportunity to learn what is being done. Learn how to prepare your operation for changes coming in the future and contribute to a solution for our filing problems. Presenter: Christopher Flynn
GroupWise 7.0: Beginning
Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to noon, Upson II, Room 361
Students will navigate through the GroupWise environment, create and send messages; reply to and forward messages; use the Address Book, create a personal address book, create a mail group; work with the calendar; schedule posted appointments and recurring events; and work with the Junk Mail folder and other mail-handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Sept. 10, 9 to 10 a.m., Twamley Hall, Room 305
Learn new policies and procedures for the Family Medical Leave Act. Presenters: Desi Sporbert, Joy Johnson
Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Abbott Hall, Room 115
Learn general lab-safety principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and response to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all University employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Eric Pearson.
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, email@example.com, 777-0720
|Faculty Blackboard workshop is Aug. 26|
The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will be hosting a Q&A session for instructors to help them prepare their Blackboard courses for the fall semester. The workshop will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the Badlands Room at the Memorial Union. Whether you are teaching on campus or online, the Center is here to help with your instructional needs. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for the session to learn more about what is new in Blackboard (including the new Gradecenter) for fall semester and how we can help you get your courses ready. If you have any questions, please call us at 777-6305.
-- Blackboard Support, Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies
|Faculty/staff can save 20 percent on athletic tickets|
Faculty and staff can save 20 percent on season tickets to all the exciting UND athletic events in 2009-10. Football and volleyball season tickets are as low as $32. Women's hockey season tickets are only $40. Basketball season tickets are as low as $80. Men's hockey season tickets only $290*. (*Must be a Fighting Sioux Club member).
For more information or to order tickets, stop by the UND Box Office at the Ralph or call them at 777-4689.
|Museum Cafe announces new menu|
ITALIAN SUBMARINE SANDWICH
An assortment of pepperoni, salami, sliced red onions, tomatoes, black olives served on a baguette with a marinara spread.
SALMON LOX BAGEL
Smoked salmon lox, combined with candied bacon, served on a bagel.
CHEDDAR CHICKEN AND BACON WRAP
Sliced chicken wrapped with cheddar cheese and bacon.
Sliced roast beef on a baguette, served with au jus.
GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
SPINACH AND BACON FRITTATA
An Italian-style flat omelet cooked with spinach, bacon and cheddar cheese.
GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
A flavorful blend of mushrooms, cucumber, tomato, spring greens, and chicken, combined with a zesty Dijon vinaigrette.
TUNA WHITE BEAN SALAD
Tuna combined with the flavors of olive oil, red wine vinegar, cannellini beans, chopped tomatoes, red onion, basil, parsley, served on green lettuce.
CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP
Ask server about dessert.
Museum Café hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11 to 2 p.m. Take-out available • UND billing accepted • 777-4195
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4195
|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.
Position: Data/Budget Analyst, Budget Office, #10-062
Application deadline: 8/27/2009
Compensation: $40,000 plus/year
Position: Graduate Nursing Student Services Specialist, College of Nursing, #10-060
Application deadline: 8/27/2009
Compensation: $26,750 plus/year
Office Support: Currently there are no vacancies
Position: Building Services Technician – LEAD (Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Facilities/Housing, #10-061
Application deadline: 8/27/2009
Compensation: $22,500 plus/year
|Golden Key International Honor Society seeks advisor|
Are you passionate about student success? Are you seeking an opportunity to engage students in leadership development and service learning opportunities? Consider being the new advisor of the local chapter of Golden Key.
Golden Key International Honor Society is the world’s premier collegiate honor society. Our mission is to enable members to reach their potential. We recognize the top 15 percent of the classes of sophomore-senior (3.6 GPA and up) and graduate level students (3.8 GPA and up).
Membership in Golden Key offers students access to over $500,000 in scholarships for current or future education, study abroad connections around the world, career placement with top companies, graduate school connections to top programs, and exclusive membership discounts. Additionally, our students gain networking opportunities with over 1.8 million alumni from around the world, valuable leadership skill enhancement through active involvement with a chapter, service learning opportunities, regional and international conference attendance opportunities, and recognition.
What do I have to do as an advisor?
Golden Key believes advising a chapter should be an important value for you as a busy professional. You will receive professional training as a new advisor, be provided tools you need to be successful, and give you opportunities to network with other advisors across the region and the country. Your time commitment depends solely on your level of interest and desire to be involved.
Some basic requirements are a willingness to:
• Provide regular communication to HQ concerning the state of the chapter.
• Attend occasional meetings and Golden Key sponsored events on campus.
• Provide Golden Key with a list of eligible members each fall.
• Help students in their leadership development within the chapter.
The local UND chapter was chartered on April 14, 1996 and has inducted over 2500 members, with approximately 100 members still on campus. The chapter has engaged over the years in numerous service activities, but the chapter has been without an advisor since June and currently has few active members. With your help we can change that.
For more information, please contact Dan Ayala, associate director for US Relations, at email@example.com, Fayme Stringer, Chapter Co-President, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karen Speaker, Chapter Co-President, at email@example.com, or stop by our booth at the Student Involvement Expo at the Memorial Union Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
-- Fayme Stringer, AmeriCorps*VISTA, CCE, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6182
|Senate Scholarly Activities Committee announces grant application deadlines|
Tuesday, Sept. 15 is the first deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC). The Committee will consider requests from faculty members to support travel associated with the presentation of scholarly papers. Travel requests will be considered only for travel to be completed between Sept. 16 and Jan. 15, 2010. The Committee will not provide funds for travel already completed. However, awards can be made contingent on receipt of a letter of acceptance from the meeting at which a paper is to be presented or a program listing the applicant among the presenters. Therefore, if you will be traveling during the specified dates, but do not yet have a letter of acceptance, please submit your application at this time. If an award is made, it will be set up for you after you submit proper evidence of acceptance for presentation. No other applications will be considered at that time.
Please note: Due to limited funding available for Senate Scholarly Activities Committee awards at this time, the Committee may make awards based on the following criteria: official notice of presentation, number of SSAC awards previously received by the applicant, and years at UND (new faculty and first-time applicants are given priority).
The second deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, Oct. 15. Only Research/Creative Activity or Publication applications will be considered at that time.
The third deadline for submission of applications is Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between Jan 16, 2010, and April 30, 2010. No other applications will be considered at that time.
The fourth deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Research/Creative Activity and Publication grant applications as well as applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered at that time.
Friday, April 30, 2010, is the final deadline for submission of travel grant applications. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 1, 2010, and Sept. 15, 2010. No other applications will be considered at that time.
The Committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the Committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC awards granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500. The Committee receives requests for funding that far exceed funds available for awards; therefore, please prepare your application carefully.
Application forms are available at Research Development and Compliance (RD&C), 105 Twamley, 777-4278, or on RD&C’s Homepage (on UND’s Homepage under “Research”). A properly signed original and eleven copies of the application must be submitted to RD&C prior to or on the published deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the Committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on RD&C’s Homepage or by calling RD&C at 777-4278.
-- Frank P. Cuozzo, Vice Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Anthropology, email@example.com, 777-4618
|STTR Phase I proposal requirements announced|
The main purpose of the STTR legislation is to stimulate technological innovation and increase private sector commercialization. The NSF STTR program is in a unique position to meet both the NSF goals and the purpose of the STTR legislation by transforming scientific discovery into social and economic benefit, and by emphasizing private sector commercialization. Accordingly, NSF has formulated a broad solicitation topic for STTR (Multi-Functional Materials (MM) see section A.10) of the solicitation. Successful proposers will conduct Research and Development (R&D) on projects that provide evidence of a commercially viable product, process, device, or system, and meet an important social or economic need.
Projects should have high potential commercial payback and high-risk efforts. Projects may also address research tools which meet significant commercial market needs, or applications that result in multipurpose commercially viable functions. For more in-depth program information please reference the following web site: http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/sbirspecs.jsp.
STTR Phase I proposals may be submitted for funding up to $150,000. STTR Phase I projects are for 12 months. The program expects to make approximately 35 fixed amount awards. Anticipated funding amount is approximately $5,000,000 (subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals).
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for any of the programs, please let us know ASAP. (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or phone 777-4278).
Contact RD&C (777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for the complete NSF MRI announcement, or download it at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09605/nsf09605.pdf?govDel=USNSF_25
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, email@example.com, 777-4278
|RD&C explains external grant proposal guidelines|
In order to expedite processing of grant proposals, Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) requests that the following guidelines be followed:
1) The transmittal form, which can be found on the RD&C webpage at http://www.und.edu/dept/rdc/InternalForms.htm,, should be used for all proposals to external funding agencies.
2) Federal and UND regulations require that Conflict of Interest forms be on file for Principal Investigators (PI) of proposals submitted to external funding agencies. UND has recently approved a new policy on Conflict of Interest. The policy and forms can be found at http://www.und.edu/dept/rdc/ConflictForms.htm.. PIs must also submit form 1, the “Financial Interests Disclosure Document” to the Division of Research annually, or more frequently if their status changes during the year.
3) In order to ensure that correspondence from granting agencies is received by the Division of Research in a timely manner, regardless of changes in personnel, please use the following e-mail address for Barry I. Milavetz, associate vice president for research and economic development, on all external grant proposals: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) As part of its commitment to research development at UND, the Division of Research frequently provides matching funds for proposals to external funding agencies. In order to properly monitor the amounts and sources of matching funds provided for these proposals, principal investigators requesting matching funds for proposals to external funding agencies must complete a “Division of Research Matching Funds Request Form,” which can be found on the Division of Research webpage at: http://www.und.edu/dept/research/docs/matchingfundsrequestform.doc..
This form is to be used when requesting matching funds from the Vice President for Research and Economic Development or Research Development and Compliance. Please note that matching funds will be provided by only one of these offices. All requests for matching funds should be submitted to Research Development and Compliance.
5) Lead time of no less than five working days prior to the proposal deadline is required for internal processing in Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) and RD&C. This lead time is especially important at this time due to a significant increase in the number of proposals submitted and awards received, an increase in workload since implementation of ConnectND, an increase in oversight responsibilities concerning federal and state regulations on a variety of issues, and the time required to successfully submit proposals electronically (especially those submitted via Grants.gov or fedconnect.net).
We understand that occasionally this policy cannot be honored, and we will continue to process all proposals as efficiently as possible with the intent of meeting deadlines.
6) Two copies of the proposal in final form must be presented to GCA for processing. One of those copies will be retained in RD&C, the other will be returned to the Principal Investigator (PI) for submission to the funding agency (i.e., the PI will then not be required to send a copy to RD&C after the proposal is processed). The proposal must not be modified after it is processed through G&C and RD&C.
7) Proposals to be submitted electronically through Grants.gov or other portals may be delivered to RD&C physically on a CD or flash memory drive, or they may be sent electronically as an email attachment. In the latter case, send the email to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that RD&C staff have access to the proposal when B. Milavetz is unavailable.
8) Grant proposals involving multiple Principal Investigators and Indirect Costs, particularly if the Principal Investigators are from multiple colleges and departments, must include a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) indicating how Indirect Costs will be distributed. A template MOU can be found on Research Development and Compliance’s website (http://www.und.edu/dept/rdc/Forms/Template%20for%20Indirect%20cost%20Memo%20of%20understanding.doc).
Following these policies will help UND maintain compliance with state and federal regulations concerning sponsored programs, and allow the Division of Research staff to better assist Principal Investigators with applications, particularly with electronic submission of proposals. If you have any questions, contact RD&C at 777-2890 or email@example.com.
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4278
|Moratorium held on the transfer of intellectual property to foundations|
This is a reminder to all University faculty and staff. The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and UND have policies regarding the ownership, management, and disposition of copyrighted materials and patentable inventions. These policies are clear that all patentable inventions developed at the University (including EERC) are the property of the University, and that only the President of the University has the authority to transfer intellectual property to other entities, whether they are non-profit or for-profit. This includes transfer of intellectual property for purposes of patenting, licensing, or other commercial development. In these agreements the University always retains the right to continue to use its inventions for further research and educational purposes.
Because of a number of complex issues relating to intellectual property management, and pending the outcome of deliberations by a Working Group appointed by President Kelley to revise the current policies on intellectual property and commercialization, there will be a moratorium on any transfer of intellectual property from the University to its associated foundations. This is considered to be temporary; during the moratorium, the University will continue to transfer intellectual property to the private sector by licensing and other means directly in order to commercialize the fruits of University research.
If you have questions regarding this announcement, or about UND intellectual property policies, please contact Phyllis E. Johnson, Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
-- Phyllis E. Johnson, Vice President for Research & Economic Development, VPR & ED, email@example.com, 777-6736
|Med school grant will expand training in doctor-patient communication skills|
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences will receive $445,000 over three years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Primary Care, to strengthen the communication skills of medical students. Rosanne McBride, a clinical psychologist in the department and co-director of Clinical Sciences Education for the first-year curriculum, is the principal investigator of this project. This grant will help students understand the behavioral, emotional and social factors that affect health as well as how to manage these factors by strengthening students’ ability to communicate effectively with their patients.
“This training fits well with the direction of national health care reform,” said McBride. “To a great extent, our health care system has been problem-focused—addressing health issues only after they have become problematic. Growing trends for the future are placing a greater emphasis on preventing disease and promoting wellness and the things people can do to stay healthy.”
Medical advances now allow people with serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer to live longer, so physicians also need to be better trained to help patients adopt lifestyles that result in better disease management, improved quality of life, and decreased mortality. This can range from helping patients decrease tobacco use to identifying and treating depression, a factor that can often interfere with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. “To be effective in these activities, doctors need to improve their face-to-face communication with patients, so doctor and patient can work as partners to manage each patient’s unique health concerns and ways of staying healthy,” said McBride.
The grant will extend and strengthen the medical school’s existing communication skills training program. “Learning to communicate effectively with patients is a skill, much like driving a car,” said McBride. “You can’t learn it from just hearing a lecture or reading a book—you actually have to practice the skill to become good at it.” For communication skills, this means being able to practice interacting with patients—actual “hands-on” practice.
Students in training frequently practice using “standardized patients” or actors trained to behave as patients with specific health concerns such as diabetes or depression. This state-of-the-art communication skills training requires considerable investment of resources up front to recruit, train, and compensate standardized patients and expand faculty supervision of student experiences. This up-front investment is well worth it because it can significantly lower health care costs down the road. Namely, better doctor–patient communication plays a large role in improving health outcomes and chronic disease management, improving patient satisfaction and quality of life, maintaining wellness and preventing health problems, decreasing medical errors, and decreasing malpractice liability.
The UND medical school is consistently among the top medical schools in the country for producing family practice physicians, according to rankings released by the American Academy of Family Physicians, and 40 percent to 45 percent of our graduates enter primary care specialties. Good communication is important for doctors in primary care specialties like family medicine, general internal medicine and pediatrics because they manage a broad range of patient concerns over time, including mental health concerns like depression or anxiety as well as prevention and management of chronic disease.
In North Dakota, 81 percent of the state is designated by the federal government as a primary care health professions shortage area, and 90 percent of the state is designated as a mental health professions shortage area. The UND medical school places a high degree of importance on preparing students for entry into primary care to encourage future practice in North Dakota’s health care shortage areas. As the focus of healthcare changes, arming students with good communication skills is a crucial aspect of preparation for both primary care and all medical specialties.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3300