University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From Vice President Reesor: What’s New Overview

August 20, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Greetings! As we get ready to kick off a new academic year, I encourage you to review the online What’s New Overview from the Division of Student Affairs to learn about new resources and recent changes that may impact your work with students. Our goal with the What’s New Overview is to provide the campus [...]

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Welcome event for new graduate students is Aug. 21

The School of Graduate Studies will also host an event open to all new students between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. We will have an information fair staffed by a number of key university offices and services, bus tour for those new to Grand Forks, and a social event. For more information visit [...]

Dong, candidate for Bioinformatics faculty position, presents seminar Aug. 21

Qunfeng Dong, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, will present a seminar titled “From bioinformatics infrastructure to biological discovery,” on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Reed Keller Lecture Hall at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Dr. Dong is a candidate for the bioinformatics faculty position in the [...]

Doctoral examination for Jasi O’Connor is Aug. 21

The doctoral examination for Jasi O’Connor, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in room 347, Education Building. The dissertation title is In the Doorway Between Students and the Institution: Role Complexity in the Senior Student Affairs Officer Position. Margaret Healy (Educational Leadership) [...]

Doctoral examination for Brianna Crawford is Aug. 25

The doctoral examination for Brianna Crawford, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 2 p.m. Aug. 25 in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is: Affect Dysregulation as a Mediator of the Relationship between Childhood Trauma and Comorbid Substance Use Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa. F. R. Ferraro [...]


Expect parking, street changes for Aug. 23 residence hall move-in

Parking Services and the Housing Office request your cooperation as students return to campus and move into the residence halls on opening weekend.  Parking will be temporarily restricted in the lots and streets noted below to alleviate some of the traffic congestion as a result of residence hall move-in. “A” Zone closures Friday, Aug. 22 [...]

Deadlines listed for 2015-16 online catalog

Following is information on 2015-2016 online catalog deadlines: To be sure the appropriate approval is obtained before the 2015-2016 Online Academic Catalog is published, please note the following dates for submission to the University Curriculum Committee (UCC). These deadlines are for submission to the UCC. You may want to include earlier deadlines for submission to [...]

Clery Act policies revised

On Aug. 14, President Kelley signed several revised policies that comply with the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act and Title IX. While these policies are not new, document revisions were made for simple clarification purposes or to meet federal and/or state requirements. These changes were submitted [...]

Interim transport of hazardous materials policy announced

President Kelley signed interim UND policy 6.22, Transport, Shipment and Receipt of Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods, on May 27. This interim approval gives the Department of Public Safety enforceable procedures to follow in the handling of these items. During this interim phase, the policy will help ensure all hazardous materials are transported, shipped and [...]


Applications for NASA EPSCoR funding due Sept. 5

The North Dakota NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) solicits research proposals from faculty at the University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) to conduct NASA relevant research in one or more RFAs that are designed to promote and expand particular NASA research sub disciplines in North Dakota. The [...]

Research ND grant applications due Aug. 22

The Division of Research & Economic Development wishes to remind research faculty that the Research North Dakota (RND) program has a deadline of Aug. 22, 2014 for its fourth cycle of applications.  There are subsequent deadlines, for example, Nov. 21, 2014.  Applicants are also reminded that they must have a binding agreement concerning the disposition [...]

NSF program pre-proposals for CSBR and S-STEM due July 31

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcements which allow UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible ( or 777.4280). Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) ― #14-564 The [...]

Neuroscience COBRE Pilot Grant Program proposals due July 18

UND Neuroscience COBRE Pilot Grant Program Second Round of Commercialization Proposals As part of our COBRE Phase III grant on neurodegenerative diseases, we are again inviting single- and multi-PI pilot grant proposals. The purpose of this pilot grant program is very specific: to encourage and facilitate neuroscience research leading to commercialization of research discoveries. The [...]

In the News»

Rand, Light update book on Indian gaming law and policy

Kathryn Rand and Steven Light recently completed an update to their book on Indian gaming law and policy. Rand, dean and professor at the UND School of Law; and Light, UND associate vice president for academic affairs and a professor in the College of Business and Public Administration; are both co-directors of the UND Institute [...]

CDC recognizes North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized the North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry as a CDC National Program of Cancer Registries Registry of Excellence. “Of the 48 cancer registries supported by the CDC, your state is one of 15 who achieved this designation for the most recent data submission, indicating the high-quality data [...]

UND scholars team up to co-author second edition of Indian gaming book

Kathryn Rand and Steven Light recently completed an update to their book on Indian gaming law and policy. Rand, dean and professor at the School of Law; and Light, associate vice president for academic affairs and a professor in the College of Business & Public Administration; are both co-directors of the UND Institute for the [...]

Six football games, three volleyball matches featured on fall MidcoSN schedule

All University of North Dakota home football games, as well multiple key Big Sky Conference volleyball matches, will be broadcast live regionally as part of Midco Sports Network’s Fall 2014 schedule. MidcoSN’s fall schedule will feature six UND  football games, while the reigning Big Sky Conference volleyball champions will be featured three times. MidcoSN will [...]

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Chester Fritz Library posts hours for the fall semester

Chester Fritz Library hours for the 2014 Fall Semester are: Sunday ― 1 p.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday ― 7:45 a.m. to midnight Friday ― 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. (5 to 9 p.m. only the second floor will be available) Saturday ― 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (5 to 9 p.m. only the second floor will be available) – Laura Eider, Chester [...]

Memorial Union service area and building hours listed for Welcome Weekend

INFO Center: Friday, Aug. 22 ― 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 ― 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 ― 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sign & Design Studio: Friday, Aug. 22 ― 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 ― closed Sunday, Aug. 24 ― closed Union Services: Friday, Aug. 22 ― 9 a.m. to 6 [...]

Sept. 1, Labor Day, is a holiday

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, will be observed as a holiday by the University. Only those employees designated by their supervisors are required to work on this holiday.

Jewel and Randolph Education Technology Foundation donates computers and software

A Grand Forks-based foundation is ready to bolster educational opportunities in North Dakota and Jamaica by providing donated computers and software to schools and organizations lacking in technology. Since 2013, the foundation has donated 245 computers to areas in the state and abroad. The Jewel and Randolph Education Technology Foundation will make its next round [...]

In Remembrance»

Remembering James Rudd

James D. Rudd, faculty member in Sports Medicine and a certified athletic trainer, of  Hillsboro, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Altru Hospital after a brief illness. He was 63. Jim was born July 10, 1951 in Cranford, N.J., to James W. and Margaret F. Rudd. He graduated from Cranford High School in 1969 and [...]

Remembering Robert Fischer

Robert G. Fischer, (Bob), retired professor of microbiology, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 4000 Valley Square – Woodside Village, Grand Forks. He was 93.  Robert George Fischer was born on Oct. 17, 1920 in St Paul, Minn., to Frederick and Agnes (Cooney) Fischer. He graduated from Mechanic Arts High School, where he [...]

Remembering Wayne Parkin

Wayne C. Parkin, retired cabinet maker, East Grand Forks, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 65. Wayne Charles Parkin was born June 29, 1949 in Crookston, Minn., to of Loren and Gertrude (Malha) Parkin. He grew up and attended school in Crookston, [...]

Remembering Robert “Bob” Bode

Robert (Bob) Allen Bode, who formerly taught in the Communication Program, passed away July 3, 2014, at age 65, in Bellingham, Wash., where he had resided for several years. Bob was born Aug. 31, 1948, to George Arthur and Eda Mae (Schmidt) Bode in Chamberlain, S.D. He graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1966 and [...]