University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Dec. 2 farewell reception honors President Kelley and First Lady Marcia Kelley

November 19, 2015 • Category: Lead Story

Please join us for a farewell reception in honor of retiring President Robert Kelley and First Lady Marcia Kelley, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Gorecki Alumni Center, 3501 University Ave.

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Visiting professor will present on Paris attacks Nov. 24

Muhammad Samin Khan, a visiting professor for the University, will present on the recent Paris attacks on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 4:30 -6:00 p.m., at UND’s Lecture Bowl, located in the Memorial Union. The theme of the talk will be informative and not a representation of religion or politics. The talk will pay tribute to [...]

Nov. 24 farewell reception honors Christin Hoselton

Please join us in saying farewell to Christin Hoselton on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the snack bar area in Twamley Hall.  We will celebrate Christin’s 10 years as a Grants & Contracts Officer and wish her great success in her new position. — Grants and Contracts Administration

Nov. 24 Science Cafe will focus on chronic pain, headaches, and dizziness

The Grand Forks Public Library will host a Science Cafe at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24. Physical therapists Stephanie Weyrauch and Richard Morgan will present “Chronic Pain, Headaches, and Dizziness: Physical Therapists Treat That?” Most people don’t think about seeing a physical therapist for conditions like fibromyalgia, headaches, incontinence, pelvic pain, dizziness, or balance disorders. [...]

Doctoral examination is Nov. 24 for Shawn Oban, Educational Leadership

The doctoral examination for Shawn Oban, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 24 in 300, Education Building. The dissertation title is: Instrumental Music Participation and the Differences in Academic Performance for Students in Poverty. Pauline Stonehouse (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair. The [...]


Work Well Advisory Board seeks faculty members

Do you need service hours?  The Work Well Advisory Board has openings for faculty to share their voice in decisions about worksite wellness. There are currently two faculty board members on maternity leave, and often faculty schedules are so busy that they are under-represented at meetings. We want faculty to have a voice and share [...]

Event Ambassadors needed for Winter Commencement on Dec. 17 and 18

Please consider serving as an event ambassador at the 2015 Winter Commencement Ceremonies held on Thursday, Dec. 17, and Friday, Dec. 18, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Volunteers can assist with helping organize graduates by distributing name cards, greeting campus visitors attending the ceremonies, and directing people to their seats. You will be asked to [...]

Strategic Enrollment Management Committee meeting update

The Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Committee met Nov. 12. During the meeting, the Committee reviewed revisions to a draft probation, suspension, and dismissal policy and provided feedback on ways to clarify the proposed policy for students, faculty, and staff. The draft policy would provide clear notifications to students regarding probation, suspension, or dismissal. The Committee [...]

Try streaming movies in home, office or classroom until Feb. 29

The Chester Fritz Library has a 90-day trial to SWANK Digital Campus for its 100 most popular movies. Visit the DVD library guide for details. This guide also lists some DVDs that are available for checkout at . Please note that this is also linked on the library home page under the Spotlight section: [...]


Pre-proposals due Nov. 23 and Dec. 1 for NSF programs

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 by contacting or calling 777.4280. National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) [...]

IRB welcomes new administrative secretary

There’s a new face in the Institutional Review Board office. Steffanie Brewer joined the office on Oct. 19, replacing the now-retired Janet Elshaug. Brewer provides administrative support to the IRB Coordinator and serves as the first point of contact in the IRB. She also works closely with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Institutional [...]

Nominations invited for UND Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research or Creative Work

This award will recognize outstanding interdisciplinary, collaborative work in the past three years by two or more UND faculty investigators.  There are no limitations on disciplines that may be recognized.  Scholarly creative work can be demonstrated in many forms:  peer-reviewed publications, books, art, music, multimedia, and other forms.  Each investigator must have made a substantial [...]

Nominations invited for Founders Day Faculty Research Award

 Nominations are invited for The UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research.  The winner of this award will receive a plaque and $2,000 at the Founders Day Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 25.  Tenured faculty who have been at UND for at least five years are eligible to receive this award. The [...]

In the News»

ND Metropolitan Opera winners named

Fourteen young opera singers from Oregon to New Brunswick, Canada, performed Saturday, Nov. 21, on the 52nd Annual North Dakota District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held in Grand Forks. Metropolitan Opera judges Richard Bado, Mark Graf and Carol Kirkpatrick chose two singers as district winners, who will advance to the Regional Finals held in [...]

Cornucopia of giving: Intro to University Life students collect food for backpack distribution

Members of the Introduction to University Life (U-Life) classes built their very own mountain in on the second floor of the Memorial Union. It was a mountain of giving, representing weeks of nonperishable food collections around campus in October and November. U-Life students encouraged the campus community to donate to the local Northlands Rescue Mission’s [...]

College of Education and Human Development receives continuing accreditation

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has received continuing accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The CEHD includes bachelors, masters, specialist and doctoral level degrees. “That we met all standards without any weaknesses is testimony to the hard work of faculty and the high quality of our teacher [...]

In celebration of Geography Awareness Week, student reflects on visit to China

Call it a China awakening. For Karl Bauer—a senior in the Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science who is graduating next May—a study abroad experience in China altered his global perspective. It also helped him leverage both his general appreciation of geography and helped him put to good use his geographic information systems (GIS) skills. [...]

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Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, is holiday

Thursday, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day, will be observed as a holiday by the University. Only those employees required by their supervisors must report to work on this holiday.

Chester Fritz Library posts Thanksgiving holiday hours

Chester Fritz Library hours for the Thanksgiving holiday follow. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day), closed Friday, Nov. 27, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, regular semester hours resume, 1 p.m. – midnight Monday, Nov. 30,  7:30 a.m. – [...]

Law Library posts Thanksgiving weekend hours

The Law Library will have the following schedule for the Thanksgiving weekend Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, closed Friday, Nov. 27 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, noon – 6 p.m.

Memorial Union lists Thanksgiving weekend hours

The Memorial Union will have the following hours for Thanksgiving week, Nov. 25 through Nov. 29. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, closed Friday, Nov. 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 and 29, closed.

In Remembrance»

Remembering William Young

Dr. William Anthony Young, retired Associate Director of International Programs, passed away in Fargo on Nov. 5, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. William was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, on April 6, 1957 to Kenneth and Marilyn (Wekwejt) Young of Nekoosa, Wisconsin. He was raised in Nekoosa and Adams-Friendship, Wisconsin and graduated from Adams-Friendship [...]

Remembering Jay Nickson

James Bridges (“Jay”) Nickson, Programmer for UND Aerospace, passed on July 1, 2015 in Grand Forks. A memorial reception to honor Jay will be held at the North Dakota Museum of Art on Friday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations in Jay’s memory may be made to the UND Institute for Philosophy in [...]

Remembering Richard Gunville

It is with regret that we announce the death of Richard Gunville, Facilities Housing Maintenance Crew, on Sunday, Oct. 25. He was 60. A native of Dunseith, N.D., Richard was a long-time employee with Facilities Management. Richard James Gunville was born Sept. 5, 1955 to John and Helen (DuBois) Gunville in Belcourt, N.D. He was [...]

Remembering Myrna Haga

Myrna Pearl Haga, retired Professor of Social Work, passed away peacefully on Sept. 7 in Blairgowrie, Scotland. She was born on Aug. 23, 1940, in Dunrae, Manitoba, the daughter of Robert George Dunlop and Reta Mary Dunlop. She attended UND and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work, which would become her lifelong profession [...]