University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Campus visits set for Presidential candidates

February 9, 2016 • Category: Lead Story

After conducting the off-campus interviews on Feb. 1 and 2, we are happy to inform you that the dates of the campus visits have been finalized and listed below. As you will notice, we have now six candidates for the campus visits. Dan Clay informed us today that he has accepted a position elsewhere and therefore [...]

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Sign up for Feb. 9 On Teaching Seminar, ‘Active Learning and Flipped Classes: Lessons Learned’

Sign up for the next On Teaching Seminar, “Active Learning and Flipped Classes: Lessons Learned,” 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Active, flipped classrooms can be exciting and engaging learning environments, and research indicates that these approaches improve student learning, engagement, and retention. However, for many who have [...]

Meet, Eat and Learn celebrates Black History Month on Feb. 10

The Women’s Center will host Meet, Eat and Learn on Feb. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. at the International Centre. Roy F. Roach III will present on “The Academic Hustler” In the words of Roy: “The Academic Hustler is about the journey of Roy Roach III, and the challenges he has faced in his [...]

Spring 2016 Career Fair set for Feb. 10, 11

Mark your calendar! Career Services at the University of North Dakota will host the Spring 2016 Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10 and 11. Staff and faculty are asked to consider adding this event to your spring semester course syllabus and encourage your students to attend. • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11 [...]

Faculty and professional academic advisor workshop set for Feb. 11

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl for a faculty academic advisor and professional academic advisor development and education session featuring a presentation and discussion on the role of guiding students in career advising /development in academic advising. Students often desire more than just [...]


Kristen Borysewicz accepted into national information literacy immersion program

The UND Libraries are delighted to announce that Kristen Borysewicz, Information Literacy Coordinator for the Chester Fritz Library, has been accepted to the prestigious, competitive Information Literacy Immersion Program run by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Participants are professional librarians committed to teaching and dedicated to exploring the power of information literacy and [...]

Deadline for New Faculty Scholar, research/creative activity, and publication applications is Feb. 12

The fourth deadline for Senate Scholarly Activity Committee applications is Friday, Feb. 12. 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 22, is the final deadline for submission of travel grant [...]

March 1 is deadline for Scholarship Central application

The deadline to apply for 2016-17 scholarships is March 1. With Scholarship Central, UND’s new online scholarship database, returning undergraduate, graduate and law students can apply for more than 800 scholarship opportunities with one simple application. Based on their profile information, students’ applications will automatically be submitted to the appropriate scholarship committee(s) for consideration. In [...]

Schedule an SGID in your classroom

Arrangements for SGIDs (small group instructional diagnosis, a process for soliciting student feedback at midterm) can be made now. SGIDs are done by trained faculty who work as facilitators for the process in colleagues’ classrooms. A facilitator will collect information from your students, write it up into a report for you, and provide you with [...]


Student applications due March 3 for ND EPSCoR Advanced Undergraduate Research Program

The ND EPSCoR Advanced Undergraduate Research (AURA) program at UND provides undergraduate students with opportunities to experience research in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines normally supported by NSF at a point in their college careers when they need to make important decisions about their future. Student applications are due by noon March 3. [...]

Research ND proposal deadlines are Feb. 19 and May 20

The Division of Research & Economic Development is pleased to announce to research faculty that the Research North Dakota (RND) program has received appropriations from the North Dakota legislature and is again accepting applications for all of its programs, including Venture Grants for the 2015-2017 biennium. The next deadline for proposal submission is Feb. 19.  There [...]

ND EPSCoR/IDeA State Conference set for April 19

Save the date. The ND EPSCoR/IDeA 2016 State Conference will be held on April 19 at the Alerus Center. The conference, hosted by the ND EPSCoR office at UND, will include an undergraduate and graduate student poster session. Please notify all interested STEM students to prepare for abstract submissions. The agenda and other pertinent information [...]

ND EPSCoR doctoral dissertation assistantship applications due May 5

ND EPSCoR is accepting proposals for doctoral dissertation assistantships. The assistantships are designed to increase the completion rate of Ph.D. students enrolled in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines at North Dakota’s two research-intensive universities, and to increase the number of competitive proposals submitted by faculty to the National Science Foundation. Applications must [...]

In the News»

Collin Hanson named national nonprofit student leader of the year

University of North Dakota student Collin Hanson draws on his small-town roots when it comes to making big-time progress toward his goals. Hanson, a native of Sheyenne, N.D., was recognized as the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s national Student Leader of the Year at a gathering last month in Houston. The award is presented each year to [...]

Online education programs recognized for affordability

OnlineU ranks the University of North Dakota No. 21 in its 2016 list of most affordable online colleges. UND was selected because it offers more than 50 online degrees at most degree levels. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association, UND’s “enroll anytime” courses are self-paced and usually [...]

UND debate team lone Midwest team at Washington, D.C., tourney

Four debaters from the Forensics Team (speech and debate) will travel to a national parliamentary debate tournament on Feb. 5-6 in Washington, D.C. American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Values & Capitalism project and Colorado Christian University is hosting the 2016 Values & Capitalism NPDA Invitational Tournament at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. The [...]

Peggy Mohr achieves national certification in team-based learning

Peggy Mohr, a professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, achieved certification from the international Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC). The TBLC will recognize Mohr’s achievement at its 15th annual meeting March 3–5 in Albuquerque, N.M. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative is an international, not-for-profit, and volunteer-supported organization [...]

Bulletin Board»

Feb. 15, Presidents Day, is holiday

Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents Day, will be observed as a holiday by the University. Only those employees designated by their supervisors are required to work on this holiday.

Chester Fritz Library posts hours for Presidents Day weekend

Chester Fritz Library hours for the 2016 Presidents Day weekend are: Friday, Feb 12, 7:30 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, closed Monday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m. – midnight Tuesday, Feb. 16, regular semester hours resume, 7:30 a.m. – midnight.

Christus Rex will serve Mardi Gras lunch Feb. 9

Christus Rex will serve a Mardi Gras pancake and sausage lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1 p.m.  All are welcome. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.

Need a push to get started with healthy eating?

Need a little push to get started? Weight Watchers has a Join Day on Feb. 10 at the EERC at 12:15 p.m.. It is a free meeting. Push into healthy eating and moving more goals. Check it out! It wouldn’t hurt! — Kim Ruliffson, Work Well

In Remembrance»

Remembering Luverne Holweg

Luverne J. Holweg, retired custodian, Grand Forks, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 in Lutheran Sunset Nursing Home in Grafton, N D. He was 80. Luverne Jack Holweg was born on Feb. 17, 1935 in Lisbon, N.D. to Carl and Amanda (Barnowsky) Holweg. He moved to Grand Forks and married Marcella “Marcy” French in [...]

Remembering Loraine Olson

Loraine J. Olson, retired employee of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She was 72. Loraine Jean Jenson was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Minot to Oscar and May (McFarlen) Jenson. She was raised and educated in Minot and graduated [...]

Remembering Glinda Crawford

Glinda Crawford, Professor Emerita of Sociology, passed away Jan. 13, 2016, at home in Kirksville, Missouri, surrounded by her family. She was 67. Glinda was born on Sept. 7, 1948 in Kirksville to Jack and Dorothy (Brenz) Bloskovich. She attended Kirksville Senior High School, graduating in 1966. On Dec. 30, 1966, she married the love [...]

Remembering Bill Boehle

William “Bill” Boehle, Professor Emeritus of Music, died Dec. 5 in Florida. He was 96. Bill Boehle was born July 1, 1919 in Waxahachie, Texas, to W.R. and Ruby (Connaly) Boehle. He loved music, and began playing piano at age 7. He graduated from Waxahachie High School and Riverside Military Academy. He earned his way [...]