University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Commencement will be broadcast and live-streamed

December 9, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Nearly 900 University of North Dakota students are eligible to receive degrees during Winter Commencement events to be held, Friday, Dec. 19, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on campus. Professional and graduate degrees will be presented at a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Fritz. Recent updates show that 21 juris doctoral, 33 doctoral and 190 [...]

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Events»

Winter Commencement Social is Friday

The UND Alumni Association & Foundation invites graduates & their families to the UND Class of 2014 Winter Commencement Social from 11:30 – 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Enjoy refreshments, pose for photo ops and register for prizes at the Gorecki Alumni Center, which is located next to the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Legacy cords will [...]

TIAA-CREF financial counseling offered Dec. 30-31

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Dec. 30 and 31 for individual financial counseling sessions. Discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF financial consultant on a confidential basis. The consultant is available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, [...]

Shared Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is Jan. 19; volunteers sought

On Monday, Jan. 19, UND will join the shared Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) and the Northland Community & Technical College. This free celebration is designed to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., to celebrate his inspiration and work, and to continue the work of establishing equality and [...]

Annual key inventory meeting set for Jan. 20

The annual key inventory meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The key inventory packets will be distributed prior to the meeting.

Announcements»

Memorial Union scheduling services will move to Student Involvement office

Due to staffing changes in the Memorial Union, scheduling services which are currently offered through the Union’s Administration Office on the third level will be relocating to the Student Involvement and Leadership Office on the first floor. As of Dec. 22, services previously coordinated through the Memorial Union Administration Office, including reservations for meeting/conference rooms, [...]

Register by Dec. 31 for Math Kangaroo competition

The North Dakota Math Kangaroo 2015 competition will be held on Thursday, March 19, on campus. Please note that the registration has started and will end on Dec. 31. Math Kangaroo is a competition for students in grades 1 through a senior class in high school. Every year more than 5,000,000 students from over 45 countries participate [...]

Pre-proposals due Dec. 26 for NSF program to improve undergraduate STEM education

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement which allows 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 at barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280. Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: [...]

NSF issues program announcement for industry/cooperative research centers

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF [...]

Research»

Pre-proposals due Dec. 26 for NSF program to improve undergraduate STEM education

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement which allows 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 at barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280. Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: [...]

NSF issues program announcement for industry/university cooperative research centers

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement. Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (I/UCRC) The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry center members, with NSF [...]

Researchers sought for prospective Honeywell partnership

There is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and Honeywell Corporation wants to seek a share of the $19.4 million dollars with UND. Murray Cooper from Honeywell wants to develop what he calls “Tiger Teams” to discuss our respective strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest, to see if there is enough [...]

Pre-proposals due Nov. 26 for NSF programs in building innovation capacity, integrative partnerships, and biological field stations

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 at barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280. Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) #14-610 [...]

In the News»

UND grant review team contracted by Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science

A multi-disciplinary team of UND researchers has been selected as external grant reviewers by the Kazakhstan National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation of the Ministry of Education and Science. They are David Peter Lawrence of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Adam Kitzes of the Department of English, and Lynda Kenney and Richard Shafer [...]

Defying gravity: Tiffany Swarmer earns space studies graduate degree

Tiffany Swarmer squeezed into an analog space suit, climbed the jagged surface of a Hawaiian volcano, lost three pounds doing it, and laughs today about that unique experience. The self-titled “military brat’” who calls Colorado Springs, Colo., home, graduates on Friday, Dec. 19, with a master of science in space studies from the University of [...]

Pedaling toward a Ph.D.: Ted Bibby rides bike year-round

This guy took the concept of “study abroad” to a whole new level. Actually, two levels: the Himalayas, for starters and Antarctica for an encore. Theodore “Ted” Bibby, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., graduates this week with a Ph.D. in geology and geological engineering, with proven expertise in the use of cosmogenic isotopes to date [...]

If you build it, they will smile: Students construct toys for United Way program

Santa’s elves have help this year thanks to collaborations between the University and United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area, which administers the local Toys for Tots project. Alex Johnson, an assistant professor in UND’s School of Entrepreneurship, is one of those helpers. He’s asked students in his Technology 110 class to [...]

Bulletin Board»

Christmas Day, Dec. 25, is holiday

The University will close at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, will be observed as a holiday. Only those employees required by their supervisors are required to work on a holiday.

Health Sciences Library offers extended hours for finals week

In preparation for finals week the Library of Health Sciences will be open extended hours : Friday, Dec. 12, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Chester Fritz Library posts hours through end of semester

Following are hours for the Chester Fritz Library. Monday – Thursday, Dec. 1 -4, 8 – 11, 15 – 18, 7:45 a.m. – 2 a.m. Friday, Dec 5 and 12, 7:45 a.m. – midnight Saturday, Dec. 6 and 13, 10 a.m. – midnight Sunday, Dec. 7 and 14, 1 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. [...]

Law Library posts holiday hours

The Law Library will have the following schedule during the holidays: Friday., Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20-Sunday, Dec. 21, closed Monday, Dec. 22-Tuesday, Dec. 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m.-noon Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), closed Friday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27-Sunday, Dec. 28, closed Monday, [...]

In Remembrance»

Remembering UND Hall of Fame coach Marv “Whitey” Helling

The University of North Dakota Athletics Department mourns the passing of legendary head football coach Marvin “Whitey” Helling, who passed away on Sunday in Florida at the age of 91. A 1988 inductee into the UND Athletics Letterwinners Hall of Fame, Helling served as UND head coach for 11 years from 1957 to 1967 and [...]

Remembering Elaine Metcalfe, TRIO Programs

Elaine Annette Metcalfe, former Director of TRIO Programs, passed away Sept. 16, 2014, in Grand Forks. Elaine was born in Seattle, Washington, to Emil and Ann [Oswell] Metcalfe. Her early years were spent there, until the family returned to the Turtle Mountain area of North Dakota to live on a farm north of Dunseith. She [...]

Remembering Peter Coe, retired Chief of Police

Peter A. Coe, retired Chief of Police and United States Army (retired) of Grand Forks, died Sept. 12, 2014,  at Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. He was 83. Peter Ashbrook Coe was born Nov. 4, 1930, to Letcher Coe and Jean (Kelley) Marsh in Bronxville, N.Y.  After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. [...]

Remembering Lu Dudgeon

Lu Ann Mahrer –Dudgeon was born Oct. 15, 1956, in Park River, N.D., to Lorenz and Verna (Martinson) Mahrer. She grew up in Park  River and graduated from Park River high school. She graduated from UND in 1979 majoring in Home Economics. She married Mark Dudgeon in East Grand Forks on Oct. 27, 1980. She [...]

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