UND Alumni Review Summer 2011
Summer 2011 online edition of UND Alumni Review
Universit y of Nor th Dakota A lumni A ssoc iation Alumni Review Summer 2011 A love for PLUS: Pg. 6 Groundbreaking Music Gorecki Alumni Center will be one of a kind. Insidethis issue ALUMNI REVIEW � VoL. 94 No. 2 � SUMMER 2011 contents 22 10 14 18 FEATURES 10 A Man and His Guitar TomBrosseautakeshisuniquestylefromGrandForks toL.A.andbeyond.BY MILO SMITH 24 14 Just Breathe CelesteKrenztakesawell-deservedbreakfromlifeon theroad.BY MILO SMITH DEPARTMEnTS 4 Message from the Executive Vice President APlacetoCallHome 18 Home on the Range, Song in Her Heart WesternNorthDakotasuitsJessieVeederjustfine. BY MILO SMITH 26 What's new NewsfromAroundCampus 22 Talent on Deck ElleryTofteisouttoseaandlovingeveryminuteofit. BY BETHAnY STEnDER 27 President's Letter AMusicalCampus 24 A Life at the Opera TheSanFranciscoOperareliesonaUNDalumtokeep showshummingalong.BY MILO SMITH 36 Campaign news MeetDonorsandGetanUpdate ontheNorthDakotaSpiritCampaign 44 Alumni Class news Who'sDoingWhat:NewsAboutYourClassmates 56 In Memoriam www.undalumni.org 3 A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO DEAR ALUMnI & FRIEnDS, Everyworkday,alongwith35other dedicatedemployeesoftheUNDAlumni Association&UNDFoundation,Igetoutof bedwithonethingonmymind:Thefulfillment ofthemissionourorganizationsrepresent toimpactcurrentandfuturestudentsofthe UniversityofNorthDakota.Toaccomplishthis, I/wehaverecruited mostlyUND graduatesasour colleagues.Virtually allofusarefrom thestateorregion, withdirtunderour fingernails.Tous, it'smuchmorethan "justajob!" Thus,the pastfewmonths havebeendifficult, tosaytheleast. Whilenameand logodebate,issues, etc.,haveexisted virtuallymyentire adultlife,neverhaveIseenemotionsrisetothe levelwehaveexperiencedinassociationwiththe NorthDakotaLegislature'sactionrequiringthe UniversityofNorthDakotatokeeptheFighting Siouxnameandlogo. AsIwritethiscolumn,the"known" essentiallyrevolvesaroundtwofacts:1.Bystate lawestablishedthissessioninthelegislatureand signedbyGov.JackDalrymple,UNDandthe StateBoardofHigherEducationarerequired tokeeptheFightingSiouxnameandlogo.2. Asexpected,theNCAAannouncedinApril thesanctionsagreeduponintheOctober2008 settlementbetweenUNDandtheNCAAwillbe enforcedonAug.15,2011.Tokeepup-to-date ontheissue,youcanvisittheUNDNickname andLogoBlogatwww.nickname.und.edu/logo. NorthDakotaSpirit|TheCampaign forUNDcontinuestowardits$300million goal.AsIwrite,thecampaigntotalisover $221millionandwewillfinishthefiscalyear onJune30withrecorddonorcommitments! PresidentRobertKelleyandProvostPaulLebel's "ExceptionalUND"Initiativesintroduced thisspringhighlightthemanyextraordinary accomplishmentsoccurringeverydayonour campus,anddefinecriticalprioritiesforthe future.Theseinitiativessetoutexcitingnew opportunitiesandgoalsintheacademicarena. Toooftenthisfundamentalelementdefininga world-classUNDisobscuredbythenameand logoissue. ThisisnotatimetopullbackfromUND. Therearegreataccomplishments,academically andathletically,bringingglorytoUND. DuringourMaymeetingofourBoard ofDirectors,wewelcomedthreenewmembers toourgroupof23,andsaidgoodbyetoKeith Reimer,whofinishedhisthird,three-yearterm. Keithhasbeenaterrificboardmember.The 1973graduate,whowastheprideofHampden, N.D.,hasbeenamentortomany,aboard leaderandagenerousdonoralongwithhiswife, Stephanie. Weareexcitedaboutourthreeadditionsto theboard.MarcChorney,'81,actuallycameon theBoardofDirectorslastfall.Marcandwife, Lynn,'82,liveinHastings,Minn.Hewasa stellarmemberofthe1980UNDchampionship hockeyteam,andnowistheCEOofRockland IndustrialProductsinRedWing,Minn. CarrieMcIntyrePanetta,'88,liveswithher husband,Jimmy,inOakland,Calif.,andisan AlamedaCountySuperiorCourtJustice.Linda Laskowski,'72,livesinBerkeley,Calif.,andis retiredafterasuccessfulcareeroverseeingphone andbroadbanddistribution. Marc,CarrieandLindawillbringthesame passion,loyaltyandgenerositytoourboard exemplifiedbypastdirectorslikeKeith,and we'relookingforwardtoworkingwiththem! Finally,pleasereadthearticleon Page6,regardingoneofthemostexciting announcementsatUNDinmanyyears.On May6,weheldagroundbreakingforthe GoreckiAlumniCenter,thefirstPlatinum LEEDprojectinNorthDakota,andthefirst PlatinumLEEDalumnicenterinthecountry. Welookforwardtowelcomingallofyoutoour firstreal"home"oncampusinour128-year history. Thereissomuchtocelebrateaboutour University! Ihopetoseeyouoncampussoon. Bestregards, Universit y of Nor th Dakota A lumni A ssoc iat ion Alumni Review Summer 2011 Executive Vice President and CEO 4 � Winter 2010 Vol . 93 No. Tim o'Keefe, '71 Editor Milo Smith Designer Sam Melquist Contributing Writers Alyssa Shirek, `06 David Dodds, `98 Patrick C. Miller Liza Jones, `10 Peter Johnson, `81, `82 Jan orvik, `95 Contributing Photography Jackie Lorentz Cody Cloud M. Jones Kristen Loken BOARD OF DIRECTORS UND Alumni Association Chair James L. Williams, '62 Vice Chair Carolyn (Howland) Becraft, '66 UND Foundation Chair Rick Burgum, '68 Vice Chair Al Royse, '72, '73, '76 Directors: Alice Brekke, '79, '87; Jill Burchill, '76; Steve Burian, '90, '92; Marc Chorney, '81; Kris Compton, '77; Patrick Dirk, '71, '72; Jody Feragen, '78; Mark Fliginger, '74; William Guy III, '68, '76; Tim Haas, '68; Bart Holaday, HoN '06; Robert o. Kelley; Chuck Kluenker; Paul LeBel; Lauris Molbert, '79, '83; Jennifer Neppel, '86; Tim o'Keefe, '71; Linda Pancratz, '76; Fernanda (Santos) Philbrick, '94, `96; Keith Reimer, '73; Cathy (Wilson) Rydell, '88; and Lisa Wheeler, '75, '82. The University of North Dakota Alumni Review (USPS 018089: ISSN 0895-5409) is published in August, November, February and May by the University of North Dakota Alumni Association, 3100 University Avenue, Stop 8157, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8157. Periodical postage paid at Grand Forks, ND 58201 and other offices. PoSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Alumni Review, 3100 University Avenue, Stop 8157, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8157. For inquiries about advertising, additional copies, reprints, submissions, or general comments, contact 800.543.8764, 701.777.0831 or email@example.com. TimO'Keefe,'71 ExecutiveVicePresidentandCEO UNDAlumniAssociationand UNDFoundation Email:firstname.lastname@example.org 4 lumni Review|summer2011 Eat. Meet. Stay. Play. With 201 superior guest rooms, 3 restaurants and the state's largest indoor waterpark, it's your destination for FUN! Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks is connected to the Alerus Center, the region's largest sports, meeting and entertainment complex and is located close to the University of North Dakota Campus and Grand Forks' popular shopping areas. Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks 1000 South 42nd Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Phone: (701) 772-8404 Reserve your rooms today! Call Toll Free: 1-888-33-CANAD (22623) or go online: canadinns.com What kind of a legacy will you leave? A bequest is perhaps the easiest and most tangible way to leave a lasting legacy to the people and charitable organizations that mean the most to us. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. There are several ways to make a bequest: �specificdollaramount �Percentageofyourestate �specificasset �Residueofyourestate www.undfoundation.org | email@example.com | 800.543.8764 alumnicenteRuPdate A PlAce to cAll a UND HolDs GroUNDbreakiNG for Gorecki alUmNi ceNter Home Theoriginalplanforthebuildingwasto seekaLEEDSilverdesignation,butwiththe decisiontopushforPlatinumcertification, another$1.5millionwasrequiredtomeet theadditionalcostofplanning,buildingand furnishingthebuilding(initially,$10.5million; now$12million).Thatamounthasbeen donatedbyGlen,'59,'61,andJaniceGransberg (photo,Page8)ofGrandForks,whohavea stronginterestinenvironmentalawarenessand stewardshipofourplanet'spreciousresources. TheGransbergshavealsomadearrangementsfor thefundingoftheGransbergFamilyEndowment toenhancetheEnvironmentalStudiesProgram atUND. "TheGoreckiAlumniCenterwillbethe firstLEEDPlatinumbuildinginthestate,"Glen Gransbergsaidatthegroundbreakingceremony. "ItwillputUNDandNorthDakotaonthemap forsustainability;anessentialapproachforthe well-beingofourplanet.Weareproudtobea partofthisendeavor." "Wecouldnotbemorepleasedtohavethe commitmentfromtheGransbergstopursue LEEDPlatinumcertificationfortheGorecki AlumniCenter,"O'Keefesaid."Theirpassionate interestinteachingstudentsaboutenvironmental stewardshipmeansthebuildingwillbea showcaseforthebenefitsofgreenconstruction andenergyefficiency." Thosebenefitswilllikelyincludeenergy savingsofabout30to40percentovertraditional buildings,moreefficientuseofwater,cleaner interiorairandlowermaintenancecosts--to namejustafew.Inaddition,thebuildingwill actasasymbolofUND'scommitmentto sustainability. ThenamesakesoftheGoreckiAlumni CenterareBen,'62,'63,andDorothyGorecki (photo,Page8)ofMilaca,Minn.,whohave alreadydonated$4milliontotheproject. TheyarelongtimesupportersofUNDandof othereducational,civicandhealthcare-related newhomeforUniversityofNorth Dakotaalumniwillrisenexttothe ChesterFritzAuditoriumoverthe next16months.Thegroundbreaking forthenewGoreckiAlumniCenter washeldonthesiteinearlyMay. Itsstunningfacadeandlocationwillmake itagatewaytoUNDforalumni,students,their parentsandothers. "TheGoreckiAlumniCenterwillbea remarkablefrontdoortothecampus,"said TimO'Keefe,executivevicepresidentand CEOoftheUNDAlumniAssociationand UNDFoundation."Ourcommunityroomwill hoststudent,faculty,staffandadministration functionsaswellasbeavailableforthe communityofGrandForks.Theentirefirstfloor ofthethree-storybuildingisintendedforpublic use,andtherewillbespacetocapturethediverse andfascinatingheritageofourgreatUniversity." UNDPresidentRobertKelleyannounced atthegroundbreakingceremonythatthe buildingwillstrivetoachieveaLEEDPlatinum designation,thehighestlevelofenergyefficiency asrecognizedbytheU.S.GreenBuilding Council.Thisisaremarkablegoal;itwillbe thefirstprojectinthestateofNorthDakota toattempttomeettherigorousstandardsof energyefficiency,sustainabilityanduseofgreen constructionmaterialsandtechnology.Itisalso thefirstalumnicenterinthecountrytoseek LEEDPlatinumcertification(forinformationon LEEDcertification,seePage8). "Iamthrilledthat,thankstothegenerous NorthDakotaSpiritofouralumni,thefirst LEEDPlatinumbuildinginthestate--andthe firstLEEDPlatinumalumnicenterintheUnited States--willbehereattheUniversityofNorth Dakota,"Kelleysaid."TheGoreckiAlumni CenterwillbeasymbolofUND'scommitment toenergyandenvironmentalsustainability, whichwillmeancost-savingsandoperational efficienciesforthebuildingovertime." 6 lumni Review|summer2011 Illustration courtesy of JLG Architects. organizationsincentral Minnesota. "Itisveryexcitingtous thatthealumnicenterwill riseonthisveryspotoverthe nextseveralmonths,"Dorothy Goreckitoldthecrowdatthe groundbreakingceremony. "Wecouldnotbeprouderto beabletobepartofthisspecial groundbreakingceremony forthismuch-neededalumni centerattheUniversityof NorthDakota." TheGoreckiAlumni Centerboastsanearly 4,000-square-footcommunity roomthatwillbeavailableto UNDadministrators,faculty, staffandstudents.Theroom willmeetaneedoncampusfor thistypeofwarmandinviting space. "We'llbeabletohost eventsthathavenothappened oncampusbefore,oratall," O'Keefesaid. "Thisistrulyagreat opportunityforstudent gatheringsandevents,"Kylie Oversen,UNDstudentbody presidentsaid."Forstudents, qualityspaceisaveryvaluable thingandwearelooking forwardtoexpandingthe spacesthatwehaveavailable totheUNDcommunity." Oversenalsosaidthegreen effortsbeingputintothe buildingwillgreatlyappeal toenvironmentallyconscious students. "ExtraordinaryPlaces" isoneofthegoalsofNorth DakotaSpirit|TheCampaign forUND,whichaimsto direct$300milliontothe UniversityofNorthDakota. TheGoreckiAlumniCenter isthefirst"extraordinary place"tobefundedunderthe Spiritcampaign.Mostofthe $12millionhasalreadybeen securedfortheproject,andthe fundraisingeffortwillcontinue. "Withthetypeofsupport wehaveseenfromalumnifor theGoreckiAlumniCenter, Iamveryconfidentwewill reachour$50milliongoalfor `ExtraordinaryPlaces'andour entire$300millioncampaign goalaswell,"O'Keefesaid. "Thesearecertainlyexciting timesoncampus." Agrandopeningforthe 30,000-square-footGorecki AlumniCenterisplannedfor Homecoming2012.AR www.undalumni.org 7 alumnicenteRuPdate LEED Donors Glen and Janice Gransberg Namesake Donors Ben and Dorothy Gorecki (above) Photos by: Jackie Lorentz WhAt is leeD? WhilepursuingLEEDPlatinumshows UND'scommitmenttoenvironmental stewardshipandsocialresponsibility,theeffort willpaydividendsinotherareasaswell.Studies haveshownthatthetypicalenergysavingsfor aPlatinumbuildingis50to60percentovera traditionallyconstructedbuildingwithapayback ontheinvestmentin10years.ALEED-certified campusbuildingshoulduse20to40percentless wateraswell. TheGoreckiAlumniCenterwillalsobea greatplacetowork.LEEDPlatinumbuildings havebetterindoorairquality,thermalcomfort andnaturallighting.Studieshaveshownan improvementinproductivityinpeopleworking insuchanenvironment. TolearnmoreaboutLEED,visitthe USGBCwebsiteatwww.usgbc.org. LEEDstandsforLeadershipinEnergyand EnvironmentalDesign.Itisaninternationally recognizedgreenbuildingcertificationsystem developedin2000bythenonprofitU.S.Green BuildingCouncil(USGBC). AccordingtotheUSGBCwebsite,LEED promotessustainablebuildinganddevelopment practicesthrougharatingssystem.Developers earnpointsformeetingcertaingreeninitiatives likeusingalternativeenergysourcesand controllingstormwaterrunoff.Themorepoints yourbuildingearnsundertherigoroussystem, thehigherlevelofcertificationyoucanachieve, withPlatinumbeingthehighest.Thereisno guaranteethatabuildingpursuingLEED Platinumstatuswillattainit.Anindependent groupmustverifythatallcriteriahavebeenmet beforeawardingpointsineachcategory. Theprocessissothoroughthatthereare onlysevenPlatinumbuildingsinMinnesotaand twoinSouthDakota. 8 lumni Review|summer2011 f Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. � Plato rom the Music major who will someday teach elementary schoolchildren how to play a recorder to the Biology student who listens to their iPod while they study, music is an important part of life at UND. In the following stories, you'll meet UND alumni who turned their life-long love of music into rewarding careers. www.undalumni.org 9 featuRe A mAn And his guitAr by milo smith 10 lumni Review|summer2011 ToM BrosseAU follows hIs owN PATh froM GrAND forks To l.A.'s MUsIc sceNe. Web Extras Visit Tom Brosseau's website and blog. Listen to a new song from Tom, "America I can See You Smile." Tom's Amazon.com discography can be found here. I Photo by: Cody Cloud I should have seen it coming when I agreed to interview singer/ songwriter Tom Brosseau, '99, by e-mail. I had read his blog and was aware that his writings have a lyrical, whimsical quality. His posts also tend to meander delightfully, taking their sweet time getting from point A to point B. Sometimes, it appears there is no final destination. True to form, his answers to my questions followed that pattern. One simple question about his time at UND starts out as expected with a discussion of time in the classroom, detours into a story of unrequited love and ends with the should have known. start of the 1997 flood. Not to mention a cameo from the ghost of a long-dead cinematic legend. She had straight shiny black hair. She was tall, beautiful, and smart; her nose would kind of flare when she spoke. I loved that. She was the woman of my dreams. Of course she had no clue I existed. If she did, she did a great job of pretending. So I made a pact: I'm going to make that girl mine. I practiced writing poems. One of the first ones began something like this: The stars are in our favor. It's just the two of us together. Let's get out of this town and run away to Mexico. I mean lame-o. There was nothing in those first poems worth a damn for any girl to want to run away with me. I'd need to step it up a couple levels if I intended to make good on my pact. I wouldn't be ready until I penned 1,000. Tom relays that he indeed sat down one night to write a poem to get that girl from Prof. Michael Anderegg's class, "Orson Welles, Shakespeare, and Popular Culture." Then it was time. I stayed up all night. I burned candles. I summoned the spirit of Orson Welles. O great www.undalumni.org 11 Watch a video of Tom performing "You Don't Know My Friends." words to answer my questions (for reference, a typical Alumni Review feature story is about 1,200 words.). It's at this point that I asked Tom if I could put his complete answers online so that you can read them in their entirety. He said yes, and you can find them at www. undalumni.org/alumnireview. Otherwise, I'm going to try to do his answers justice and proceed. GRAND FORKS-GROWN Watch a video of Tom performing with his duet partner Angela Correa. Photo by: M. Jones one, son of Wisconsin, I summon you! Your services are required. I need help -- now more than ever, just this once. There's a girl I have to win over. O great one, hear me! Then boom! There was a crash. The candles blew out. A figure appeared in the ether of my room. Just this once, the figure asked. Yes. This once, I had said back. Promise. There was a wicked laugh. The candles relit. Words just poured out of me. My hand could barely keep up. I was drenched in sweat. The next morning I had what I believed to be the mother of all poems. I felt as spotless as a lamb. I neatly folded the thing into a manila envelope and sealed it shut. By now, I imagine you are as caught up in the tale as I. Did Tom get the pretty black-haired girl to notice him with his 12 lu m n i R e v ie w | summer 2011 Orson Welles-inspired poem? Sadly, the answer is no. But that's as far it went. The class on Orson Welles got canceled. In fact, all classes at UND were canceled in the spring of 1997. The school shut down completely. The Red River was on the rise -- all hands were needed down at Sandbag Central. Remember, what I've shown you is just an excerpt of a 550-word answer to this question: Describe your time at UND. In what ways did it contribute to your career? Do you remember any particular classes or professors who had a special impact on you? As I read the imaginative answer to just the first of 10 questions I'd submitted to the Grand Forks-born singer, I began to have a sinking feeling that I may not be up to the task of writing a profile on Tom. He'd obviously outdone himself by writing 3,700 Tom Brosseau grew up in a musical Grand Forks family. He credits his father, James, for his wide-ranging musical tastes and for taking him to concerts. He says, besides playing the tuba, his brother, Ben, was obsessed with music. "I looked up to my brother," Tom says. "I still do." Tom's sister, Carrie, loved to sing along to her tape of "Les Mis." And his mother, Jolene, encouraged them all to stay involved in music. "For that I am thankful," Tom says. "No matter how horrible I was at playing guitar, how frustrated Carrie got at sustaining the high notes, or what a drag it was for Ben to have to lug his tuba to practice, our mother was there to make sure we did it." Add in some musical relatives and the influence of Grand Forks music teachers throughout his formative years and you have an idea of where Tom came by his talent and his love of music. Reading through his list of teachers and others who nurtured his gift over the years also gives you a sense of why he takes so much pride in his hometown (one of his albums is titled "Grand Forks"). "When I'm performing on stage, I always ask if there's anyone in the audience from North Dakota," Tom says. "Sometimes people look around at one another as if they're thinking, `Is this guy joking?'" GAINING FOCUS When he came to UND, Tom went through the Integrated Studies Program. He calls it a remarkable experience that allowed him to enter college life in a nurturing environment. "I love the Integrated Studies Program," he says. "It bought me time while I learned how not to get swallowed Brosseau recently played a tribute show in which he shared the stage with Academy Award-nominated actor John C. Reilly (left). Photo by: M. Jones upbytherestofthecampus.AndIfitin.I belonged." Tomsayshealsostudiedmusicat UND,butatfirsthewastooshytoplay hisowncompositions.Eventuallyhewas performingattheWestwardHoandUrban Stampede."Ibecamemorefocusedduring mytimeatUND,thoughgradually--not rightoffthebat,"Tomsays."Forme,college wasaboutfiguringoutwhoIwas,whatI liked." frustration."TherehavebeentimesI'veseentheday justslipawayfromme,"Tomsays."Andforwhat? Topostsomeweirdpictureofacloudformationin mycoffeethatresemblesapanda?"Heanswershis ownquestion:"Yes,"followedbyawinkingsmiley faceemoticon. Thefinalproductislikelytobevintage Brosseau.Thoughhehastoyedwithlarger arrangements,heoftenreturnstohisroots:his guitar,hisvoiceandhislyrics.Thethreehave donequitewellbyhimsofar,whichledmetoask thisquestionofTom:Istheroadtosuccessmore difficultforakidfromGrandForks? Hisanswerisoneofhisshortestofthe interview,butitgivesinsightintohowhisfamily, hishometownandhisalmamaterhaveinfluenced him. I'vesucceededatbeingnice,stayingfocused, keepingbusy. I'mnotsittingonaboatloadofcash,my albumsalesarefarfromplatinum,(and) excessivedrugs,alcoholandwomenhavenever foundtheirwayintothemix. AndI'mstillontheroad.Ifeellikethisisjust thebeginning.It'sbeen10years. It'snotthatIcan'timaginedoinganything otherthanmusic.BecauseIcan,Ido.Ipicture myselfteachingatacollege,withawife,kids, andabluetickheeler. FornowIneedtostayfocused.Istillhave worktodo.AR MAkING IT A cAreer Musicwaswhatheliked,andafter collegehemovedtoLosAngelestoseeifhis styleofprogressivefolkwouldplayoutside theMidwest.WithavoicethatNational PublicRadio's"AllThingsConsidered"calls "totallyearthboundandatthesametime sortaoutthereintheether"andastylethat oftenevokesthenameofWoodyGuthrie, Tomfoundhisniche.Hehasrecorded sixCDsasasoloartistandoneaspartof theduoLesShelleys(acollaborationwith AngelaCorrea),andheisworkingonhis next."IbelieveIhavesomethingtosay. That'swhatkeepsmegoing,"hesays. Hegetsnervousthinkingaboutthenew effort.Hesaysthat'snormalatthisstagein theprocess;havingcomposedanumberof songs,butstillbeingunsureofwhichwill makeitandwhichneedwork.Hesaysthe albumwillbeanexplorationofmodern dilemmas,suchashowwelovetechnology, butfinditdistractingtothepointof www.undalumni.org 13 featuRe 14 lumni Review|summer2011 A A DAkoTA wIND Blew celesTe kreNz froM wIllIsToN To GrAND forks To A MUsIcAl cAreer. Now, she jUsT wANTs A chANce To TAke A BreATher. fter performing 150 shows last year, singersongwriter Celeste Krenz, '90, is enjoying some quiet time at her Nashville home this spring.She's by milo smith Breathe Just beenhome-schoolinghersonSamandtakingpleasureinthe littlethingsthatcomeasajoyforsomeonewhohasspentmostofheradult lifeontheroad. "Atthispoint,Ijustwanttospendtimewithmyson,"Krenzsays."I wantahouse.Iwanttostayhome.I'veneverstayedhomeinmywholelife. I'vebeentravelingsinceIwas18.Iwanttohavealittlebitofaregularlife." ButKrenzhasn'tgivenuponmusicentirely.She'sproducingforothers, writingmusicandhasnottotallyturnedherbackonperforming."Istilldo occasionalshows,"shesays. AN eArlY sTArT Occasionalisquiteabreak,though,fromthebreakneckpaceKrenz establishedoverthepasttwodecades.ItstartedearlyforKrenz,whohad herfirstpaidgigatage10.AsateengrowinguponaranchnearWilliston, N.D.,sheplayedinaband."Weweren'tverygood,butwethoughtwewere!" shesayswithalaugh. BetweenstartingandfinishinghercollegecareeratUND,shewent onan18-statetouraspartofaduo."That'sprobablythemostIplayed," Krenzsays."ThenIwentbacktoschool."Sheendedupwithadegreein CommunicationsafterdabblingineverythingfromteachingtoEnglish."I changedmymajoraboutsixtimes,"shesays. www.undalumni.org 15 Celeste Krenz, '90, is enjoying her role as teacher to her son Sam. Despiteneverworkinginmarketing oradvertisingasherdegreepreparedher for,KrenzsayshertimeatUNDwaswell worthit."Ineverdidgetatraditionaljob doinganythinglikethat,"saysKrenz,"but inmymusiccareerthatreallydidgiveme anedge." The BIG BreAk WhenshemovedtoDenverafter graduation,shethoughtshewouldpursue oneofthosetraditionaljobs.Instead, shelandedapositionasabookingagent atanentertainmentcompanythatput togethermusicfestivals.Herbossesknew ofhertalentandsoonwereusingheras anopeningact."Thatworkedoutreally wellbecausewithinayearandahalf,Iwas playingbigtheatersandopeningforpeople likeLeAnnRimes." 16 lumni Review|summer2011 Fromtherethelistoftalentsheworked withgrew:HallandOates,Chicago,Crash TestDummies,LeoKottkeandmore.The performancesledtoherfirstrecordafteran agentfromNashvilleheardheratashow. Hersecondalbum,"SlowBurningFlame," rosetoNo.11onGavin'sAmericanamusic chart."IwasuptherewithWillieNelson andsomereallyamazingacts,"shesays. "AndthatrecordalsogotchosenastheNo. 9indiealbum(of1994)andNo.10ofany albumonthischart." Krenzwentontorecord10albums inall.Sincethatfirstrecording,shehas spentatremendousamountoftimeonthe road.Sherunsmostofhercareerherself, organizingtourdatesandmanagingallthe details,bigandsmall."Foreveryshowyou do,youdo20hoursoforganizing,"she says. lessoNs froM cAMPUs ShecreditshertimeatUNDfor preparingherforthegrind."Thatwasreally learnedatschool,"shesays."Finishingand showingup.Themoreindependentyouare, themoredisciplinedyouhavetobe." Thatdisciplinewasalsofostered growinguponawesternNorthDakota ranch."Itreallyaffectedeverypartofmy lifeandcareer,"shesays."Theranching communityIgrewupin.Wehadchores. Wespentalotoftimetogether.Musically andlifelessonsandmyworkethicarereally affectedbygrowingupinNorthDakota." HersignaturesongforherNorth Dakotafanswouldhavetobe"Dakota Wind,"fromher1998release"Wishin'."It hasbeenfeaturedinanenergyconservation adcampaign,hasbeensungattheMedora MusicalandappearedonGarrisonKeillor's MORE INDEPENDENT YOU ARE, THE MORE DISCIPLINED YOU HAVE TO BE.' Celeste Krenz has drawn on her North Dakota roots as inspiration and as a guide for running her career. `THE "A Prairie Home Companion." It's a prime example of Krenz's style, songwriting and voice; a voice that Robert Oermann of Music Row Magazine called "the purest folk voice I've heard in years." He goes on to write that he "was so enchanted that I practically held my breath." That voice has captured the attention of big record companies over the years, but Krenz never could bring herself to sign a large recording contract. "If I do that I lose creative control," Krenz says of her thinking at the time a record company put a contract in front of her. "Maybe I should have done it," Krenz reflects, "but at the time I was so happy doing what I was doing, creating music. I never played music because I wanted to be famous. I played music because I really love music and I had something to say and I think that really shaped my career." REFLECTIONS When asked to identify a high point of that career, Krenz says it's more about the journey than any one moment in time. "The highlight of my career is that I did it," she says. "I actually kind of imagined it and made it happened. The most albums I ever sold was one that sold 20,000. I never had a million seller, but I sold out theaters all by myself. I got to do it within the integrity of my music." And that feels pretty good as Krenz enjoys a quiet cup of coffee before teaching a math lesson to Sam. Today, the wind just blows through the window, rather than blowing her out the door on another tour. The road may yet call her back, but for now it's nice for Celeste Krenz, the consummate traveling musician, to just stay put. AR Watch a video of Celeste's "Dakota Wind." Watch a video of Celeste singing with her duet partner, Rebecca Folsom. www.undalumni.org 17 featuRe My father's pride is in his hat and the dirt caked on his hands generations of a simple, sacred land and his heart shines through a second youth I'd give my voice to go back there just to breathe beneath the prairie air but drifting don't bring the dollar in and the moon shines through screaming truth -- "Heroes Proved" 18 lumni Review|summer2011 Home on the Range, by milo smith I jessIe VeeDer lIVes The lIfe she's BeeN sINGING ABoUT sINce she wAs A TeeN. HeaRt theranchortoCDs,andmimicthechord structuresshe'dhear.Soonshewaswriting herownmusic;songsthatreflectedthelife ofateenagegirlinwesternNorthDakota. "Ididn'twritelovesongs,"Veeder says."Itwasmegrowinguponthe landscapeouthereinwesternNorth Dakota.Thinkingaboutcollegeand thinkingaboutleaving.Iwasreallyin lovewiththeland.Alotofthesongswere aboutthepushandpullofwantingto leavetoexperiencetheworld." Veederthenworkedupthecourageto showthemtoherdad."Iwassoscaredto showhimthesesongs,"sherecalls,"butI reallywantedthemoutthere." Herdadnotonlyencouragedher songwriting,butshowedthesongsto someofhismusicianfriends,which helpedbuildVeeder'sconfidence.Soon shewasinastudiorecordinganalbum. "TheRoad"cameoutwhenVeederwas just16. VeedersaystheCDpropelledher careerbecauseitgotherthinkingabout whatshewantedtostudyincollege.While youmightthinkabuddingmusician wouldchooseamusicmajor,Veederknew Song in heR JessieVeeder,'05,mayhaveleftthe familyranchnearWatfordCity,N.D.,for acampusinwhichthefreshmanclasswas biggerthantheentirepopulationofher hometown,buttheranchneverlefther. Anditstillhasn't.ThepulloftheBadlands wassostrongthatVeederisbackonthe cattleranchwhereshegrewupafterliving thelifeofatravelingmusicianforatime. f you visited any of the coffee shops, bars or hangouts in Greater Grand Forks that featured live music a few years back, chances are you came across a curly, dark-haired college student strumming a guitar and singing songs that called to mind a place that might have seemed distant from the city. eArlY INflUeNces Geneticsmayhaveplayedarolein Veeder'sloveofmusic.Asayounggirl, shesangwithherfather,Gene,'78,atfairs andfestivals.Atage12,herdadshowed hersomebasicchordsontheguitar.From there,shetaughtherselftoplay.She'd listentotheonlyradiostationtheygotat www.undalumni.org 19 Jessie Veeder, `05, works cattle from atop her horse. shewantedtogainexperienceelsewhereat UND."Iwantedtolearnalittlemoreabout howtopromotemyself,aboutmarketing andpublicrelationsandallthethingsthat goalongwiththebusinessendofmusic," Veedersays."BecauseIhadthecreative drive,butIwantedtolearnalittlebitmore abouthowtomakemoneydoingit." AtUND,Veederfoundamore nurturingenvironmentthanshecouldhave imaginedbyjoiningtheHonorsProgram. "Itwasthebiggestblessingformymusic career,"Veedersays."Youcouldtailoryour educationtofitwhatyouwantedtodo. TheywereflexiblesoIcouldpursuemy recordingcareer." WhenshewasatUND,shewas pickedupbyaNashvilleagencythathad hertouringaroundtheregion."Ihadthe greatestprofessors,"Veederremembers. "Iwasn'ttouringhugeduringmycollege career,butImadeenoughtogetme throughcollege." AspartofherHonorsProgramthesis, VeederrecordedhersecondCDatastudio inFargo.Shedevelopedawebsite,putall ofthemarketingtogetheranditallcounted towardcollegecredit."Itworkedoutreally wellforme,"shesays."Ilearnedaboutthe musicandIlearnedabouttheothersideof itandIgottodoitallalongtheway." cAMPUs lIfe froM TowN To TowN Whenshegraduatedfromcollege, Veeder'smusictookheroutontheroad. "IwasjustagirlwithaguitarandaChevy Lumina,"Veedersayslaughing."Idrove anddrove,hittingupplacetoplace.Didn't reallyknowwhereIwasgoing,butmetalot ofgreatpeople." Veeder'shardworkpaidoff--shewas abletomakemoney,somethingnotevery musicianwhotriestomakeacareerofitcan 20 lumni Review|summer2011 say.Shetoiledforabouttwoyearsinthat car,drivingallovertheMidwesttoperform. Then"lifehappened"forthesinger/ songwriter.Shegotmarriedandmoved toMontanawhereherhusband,Chad Scofield,finisheduphiscollegedegree. VeedergaveuptheLuminaandmicrophone foranofficechairandacomputerwhen shebeganworkingasafundraiserforthe UniversityofMontana. "AllofthestuffIlearneddoingmy musichelpedmegetprofessionaljobs," Veedersays."It'sbeenaninteresting relationshipI'vehadwithmymusic." Veeder and her husband, Chad Scofield, live in the home where Jessie grew up near Watford City, N.D. rANch hAND Today,Veederislivingthelifeshesang aboutandlongedforasateen.Sheand ChadhavemovedtotheWatfordCityarea. Shelivesintheverysamehousewhereshe grewup,andhasbigplansfortheranch. Forone,shebelievesthere'sinterestenough toturnitintoatouristattraction. "Lifehasgivenmetheopportunity tobebackintheplacethatIreallylove," Veedersays,"andIjustpromisedmyself thatIwouldshareitwithpeople.I'dgetout everydayandexperienceitandshareitwith otherpeople,soitreallyinspiresmeandI wanttoshareitwithotherpeople." OnewayVeedersharesherranch lifewiththeworldisthroughherblog, "Meanwhile,BackattheRanch."Notonly doesVeederwriteaboutherdailylife,she includesphotosoflivestock,wildanimals `I WAS JUST A GIRL WITH A GUITAR AND A CHEVY LUMINA.' Veeder's love of Western North Dakota is obvious in her music and on her website. Listen to some of Jessie's music here. and scenic views of rugged and beautiful western North Dakota. "I get people from all over the world telling me that they think the area is beautiful. That's been really rewarding to me as well," she says. Veeder is back to writing music and says she's excited to get back into the studio to record another CD, which she hasn't done since putting out a live album in 2007. "It's all kind of come together this year; the music, the writing, taking pictures, being in a place that I love," Veeder says. Though she is clearly thrilled with where she is today, she still gets questions from friends and fans about what might have been had she followed a different path. "People always ask me, `Why don't you go to Nashville?' That was never something I ever set out to do. Of course, I wanted people to listen to my music. I didn't want to give up things that were important to me to pursue music full-time." Veeder admits that her philosophy doesn't make sense to a lot of people. She says she wrestled with the thought of going all-out after a music career, but in the end she realized she couldn't have it all. "To me it was never about fame and fortune," Veeder says. "Even when I was a little girl, I remember thinking to myself; if I could just have people listen, if I could have people really like my music, if I could write a really great song or inspire people to do something, that would be successful to me. Staying true to myself was always important to me." AR Take your shoes off, feel the ground Come understand this, just stop to look around and you may find it all -- "Hush" www.undalumni.org 21 featuRe Talent on Deck 22 lumni Review|summer2011 ellerY TofTe's MUsIcAl cAreer crUIses AloNG Ellery Tofte's pursuit of her dreams has taken her to New York and out to sea. W mightbethedreamofmanypeopletogo onacruiseandgetpaidforit,butthat's therealityfortheUNDTheatremajor.Tofteisasinger andperformeronSeabournCruiseLines. Toftegrewupinamusicalfamily.Herfatherplayed thesaxophoneandhermotherplayedthepiano.So,it shouldbenosurprisethatshehasapassionformusical theater.Sheistheonlyoneinherfamily,however,to pursueacareerasaperformer."I'mtheonlycrazyone," Toftesayswithalaugh. ThisBroadwaybabystartedsingingatanearlyage. "I'vebeensingingprettymuchsinceIstartedtalking,"she says.Herfirstsolocamewhenshewasinfirstgradeand shewasgivenhighpraiseaftershefinishedsinging.That wasthefirsttimeshethought,"Wow,thisisabigdeal. MaybethisissomethingIcando." Inhighschool,shereceivedvoicelessonsfromMaria WilliamsKennedy,'92,aprofessionaloperasingerand alecturerintheUNDMusicDepartment."Thatwas reallycoollearningfromher.Itwasprobablythemost meaningfultrainingI'veeverhad,"Toftesays. Onceincollege,shechosetheaterashermajor atUND,whereshestudiedacting,theaterandthe philosophybehindthem.Duringhersenioryear,the theaterdepartmentbroughtinsomeonefromNewYork Citytodovariousworkshopswiththestudents.Tofte learnedwhatroleswouldbestfitherandwhatsheshould auditionfor.Laterthatyear,shedidashowcaseinNew Yorkwithothertheaterstudents."Thatreallyhelpedto easemeintothecrazinessthatisauditioninginNew York.Withoutthat,Iwouldn'thavehadthegutstogo," Toftesays. Onceoutofcollege,herheartledhertoNewYork andshedidaseriesofcattlecalls,oropenauditions."I didn'tgetanyjobsthefirststintIspentinNewYork,but thesecondtripout,Istartedgettinggigs,"shesays.She landedanauditionwithanentertainmentcompanythat placessingersoncruiseshipswithproductionshowsand ork is kind of like a permanent vacation for Ellery Tofte, '08.It workedherwaytowheresheisnow."Itrustedthepeople fromUNDtohelpgetmehere,"shesays. Whenthinkingaboutwhoshewouldlovetowork with,Toftedoesn'tjustgoforthefirstfamousnameoff thetopofherhead."Ifyoucommittowhatyouare doingasfarastheaterandhaveapassionforit,that's whoIwanttoworkwith,"shesays."Inthislineofwork, passioniseverything." Asacruiseshipperformer,shehasherownonewomancabaretshow."There'safreedominsingingand havingyourownshow.Youcanthrowinsongsyou've alwayswantedtodo,butotherwisemightnotgetthe chancetosing,"Toftesays.Itmaybecalledacabaret, butitisn'talljuststagemakeupandshowtunes.It'san originalshowwhereshecombinescrowdfavoriteswith songssheenjoysinoneperformance."Youkindofhave tobeajackofalltrades.Youhavetobeabletosing, danceandbeacomedian,"shesays. Workingonacruiseshiphasotheradvantagesas well.Whenyourshiftisover,youmightfindyourselfat anexoticport."I'monly26,"Toftesays,"andI'veseenso manyplacesthatalotofpeoplewillnevergetto." ByBethany Stender www.undalumni.org 23 featuRe A 24 Opera travelingproductionofthe"The BarberofSeville"performedin DevilsLake,N.D.,hadsucha profoundimpactonayoungKip Crannathatheturnedhisloveofopera intoacareer. "Operacanbekindofanaddictive thing,"saysCranna,'69,thedirector ofMusicalAdministrationattheSan FranciscoOpera."Youcangethooked onitandit'ssortofincurableafter that.Peoplewhodogetintooperado remembertheirfirstexperience,andthat wasmine." ThatfirstexposuretoFigaro,Count AlmavivaandRosinainjuniorhighset CrannaonapathtoUND,wherehe immersedhimselfinmusicandtheater. WhilegettinghisBachelorofArtsin Musicwithanemphasisonchoral conducting,CrannasangwiththeVarsity A Life at the kIP crANNA keePs ThINGs rUNNING AT oNe of The NATIoN's lArGesT oPerA hoUses BardsandConcertChoir.Hewasa foundingmemberoftheBards'offshoot, theGoliards,andhegotinvolvedin theaterproductionsaswell. Crannasayssomeofthe performanceswerequiteavant-garde. "Thiswasthe'60sandanythinggoes inthosedaysintermsofwhatcould bedoneinaconcert,"hesays."Chant music.Randomsounds.We'dhandout slipsofpapertotheaudienceandthey weresupposedtojingletheirkeysor stomptheirfeetwhendirected.Lotsof weirdstufflikethat." Aftergraduation,Crannajoined theNavyandspenttimeonanaircraft carrieroffthecoastofVietnam.Hethen endedupinNaples,Italy--anopera lover'sdream.Whenhereturnedstateside,heenrolledinStanfordUniversity andwhilefinishinghisdoctoralwork Devils Lake native Kip Cranna helps run the 3,200-seat San Francisco opera House. lumni Review|summer2011 Photo by: Kristen Loken landed a job in the San Francisco Opera's business office. Soon after getting his Ph.D., he moved to music administration, where he has remained ever since. He describes his job as the "how" and "when" person who manages the music side of the opera. That can mean everything from working with conductors to commissioning new operas to making sure there's a cannon to fire off during a production. The San Francisco Opera is the secondlargest company in the U.S. in terms of budget and schedule, meaning that wide-eyed junior high student watching "The Barber of Seville" in Devils Lake now works at the top of his profession. "I think about that all the time," Cranna says of his small-town beginnings. "When I first got the job here, I was really in shock. I would drive by and look at the building and think `I can't believe I'm going to work there!'" And he says he still gets that thrill today. "There are times when it's a struggle, especially nowadays when the economic climate is tough," Cranna says. "It's always a challenge to meet the budget or to cut the budget. But when you have a good show and the curtain goes up and the audience is enjoying it, that's always a wonderful feeling." The stature of the San Francisco Opera means Cranna has worked with some of the world's most famous singers including Pl�cido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Ren�e Fleming. Cranna says his job "is not the caring and feeding of singers," but he does get to work with them on various aspects of their performances. "That part is exciting," he admits. "You find that opera singers, even the very famous ones, are pretty diligent and pretty professional. The idea of the temperamental, hot-headed diva is the exception that proves the rule. They are mostly pros who are hard working, who show up and do their job, and are cooperative -- most of the time." Cranna says when he finished up a "great experience" at UND, he figured he'd end up teaching music. All these years later, he teaches a class on career development at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. "One of the things I tell them is to be aware that their career path will not be a direct line from where you are now to where you expect to be," he says. "Life presents you opportunities you had no thought of considering and you have to be open to those and take advantage of them when they do." By Milo Smith A scene from Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung." `The Ring' The San Francisco Opera is presenting one of the most challenging operas ever written this summer, and Kip Cranna, '69, is right in the middle of it all. Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung" is a work of extraordinary scale and complexity; a 16-hour, four-day event. "It's a daunting experience because the operas are difficult and long and have huge performing resources required -- big orchestra, lots of top-notch singers and normally a lot of technical feats of stagecraft that have to be accomplished," Cranna says. He says many companies have tried to tackle what's known as "The Ring Cycle" only to give up. The San Francisco Opera, though, is staging it for the fourth time. "We'll get people flying in from all over the world," Cranna says of the Wagner fans he calls "ring fanatics." "They'll make it their vacation." On the Tuesdays before the start of the three cycles of "The Ring" at the San Francisco Opera, Cranna will be part of a symposium for those attending. His role is to moderate a session on what aspects of the production are unique to San Francisco. For information on this show or the San Francisco Opera in general, visit www.sfopera.com. www.undalumni.org 25 camPusnews President Robert Kelley plays his trombone. What's new News from ARO Campus Photo by: Jackie Lorentz A Partnership with University Relations Whether as an outlet for stress relief or the focus of their studies, music plays an important part in the lives of UND students, faculty and staff. Even President Robert Kelley uses music as a way to relax and connect with students and the Grand Forks community. 26 lumni Review|summer2011 PResident'sletteR A Musical Campus `ExCEPTIONAL UND' We have much to be proud of at UND. The already highly successful "North Dakota Spirit | The Campaign for UND" is a testament to that. Indeed, we have a great University, one poised to transform itself into an exceptional one. And that is what we intend to do. In April, I launched the "Exceptional UND" initiative, predicated on sustained campuswide conversations last year. What emerged were five strategic priorities: � Enriching the student learning experience � Encouraging gathering � Facilitating collaboration � Expanding UND's presence � Enhancing the quality of life for faculty and staff As I told the folks gathered for the launch of Exceptional UND, our collective challenge is to define the best approaches to move forward with these priority areas. I invite you to participate as well. Many of you are former students, faculty members or staff members. We are interested in your ideas, too. You can learn more online at und.edu/provost/ exceptional-und. our best from me and Marcia as, together and with your help, we build an Exceptional UND. Best wishes, DEAR ALUMNI & FRIENDS, Music has long been an important part of my life. In fact, that is my trombone in the photo on the opposite page, and whenever I get a chance, I enjoy playing with the Grand Forks City Band and sitting in with the UND Band. As you read this issue of the Alumni Review, you will notice a strong focus on music. I am enormously proud of our music programs and of the talented faculty and students here at UND. We don't have space to include every music story related to our great University. But I think you will enjoy these representative examples. COMMENCEMENT AND AN HONORARy DEgREE This year I was pleased to bestow on one of our own, Earl Pomeroy, the honorary Doctor of Letters. A graduate of our College of Business and Public Administration and our School of Law, he served as North Dakota's representative in Congress for 18 years. During that time he was a staunch supporter of the University, particularly of our students. In fact, he was selected by the students at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences to deliver the commencement address in May. We were also honored to have North Dakota's two current United States senators deliver commencement addresses: Kent Conrad for the general ceremony and John Hoeven for the School of Law. Both have also been strong supporters of the University: Sen. Conrad during his many years in Congress, and Sen. Hoeven through his two terms as North Dakota governor. Also at commencement, I was happy to honor Drs. Joseph Hartman and Wayne Seames with our most prestigious award for faculty, the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship. An alum from the early part of the last century, Chester Fritz, gave back to the University in many ways and on many occasions. Gracing our campus, and bearing his name, are the largest auditorium in the upper Midwest and one of the largest libraries in a multi-state area. We continue to be grateful for his generosity. Robert o. Kelley President www.undalumni.org 27 camPusnews A Different Kind of The UnD Concert Choir spent Spring Break in the Netherlands. i 15 mar Spring Break UND CoNCert Choir tours the NetherlaNds 16 mar dElFT aNd maasTriCHT [W]henitcametimefortheperformance,the choir...sangexpressively,intelligently,musically, ateveryturn.Theconnectionbetweenmyself,the choirandtheaudiencewasdeepandmeaningful. Theaudiencewasenthralled,hangingontheedge oftheirseats. [Thensomethinghappenedthat]could've beeninamovie.Tosavetime,andbecauseIwas worriedaboutthevocalhealthofthechoir,[I] hadcutJohannSebastianBach's"DerGesitHilft." It'savocallydemandingpiece,andwewerequite tired.So,weendedtheconcert,andreceivedan immediate,long,boisterous,standingovationfrom theentirehouse(ittakesalottogetpeoplefromthe Netherlandsoutoftheirseats).Theyclearlywere thrilledwiththeperformance.Iacknowledgedthe choir,andthenthehousequieteddownandwe werethankingourhostsandreceivinggiftsfrom thechurch,stillstandingonstage.Atthispointa T was a spriNG BrEaK To siNG aBouT.In March,theUniversityofNorthDakotaConcertChoir madeagrandtouroftheNetherlands,thanksinpartto supportfromtheUNDFoundationandseveralUND offices:President,Provost,DepartmentofMusicand UniversityRelations,whichhelpedsupporttheConcert Choir'sblog,writtenchieflybyUNDDirectorofChoirs JoshuaBronfman.Hereareexcerptsfromthatblog: HaarlEm aNd doKKum, THE NETHErlaNds [W]etookaguidedtourof[Haarlem,which]ended withavisittotheSt.BavoChurchinHaarlem'smarket square.Itwasabeautifulchurchandwewereallquite moved....Inspired,wedecidedtosingEricWhitacre's "LuxAurumque."...Ithinkwewereallmovedbythe soundandthesurroundings. [Onthebus]toDokkum,[w]estopped...toview thedikethatseparatestheNetherlandsfromtheNorthSea andprotectsitfromflooding.WewentdirectlytoFontein Kirk(FountainChurch)tomeetourhostfamiliesforour two-nighthomestays.TomorrowwewilltourLeeuwarden, haveourfirstmasterclasswithGeert-jan,andlatergivean eveningconcertattheFonteinKirk. 28 lumni Review|summer2011 man,whomust'vebeeninhis80sormore,beganslowlymakinghis waytothefrontofthestage.Leaningonhiswalkerandspeakingina thickaccent,hesaid,"Iwouldliketo[hear]`DerGeistHilft'unsrer schwacheitauf!"Apparently,asIlearnedlater,hehadtraveledfrom Leeuwardenbytaxitohearthatpiece. [E]veryonesmiledathowsweethisrequestwas.Ithinkweall wantedtofulfillhisrequestinaway,butIwasfocusedonmovingthe showalongandgettingthekidshomesotheycouldgetagoodnight's sleep.SoIsaidIwassorry,butwehadanothernumberthatwould makeupforit.Sohereturnedtohisseatandwesangthenational anthemoftheNetherlands,"HetWilhelmus,"whichwentovergreat. Weleavethestage,concertisover,andIamshakinghandsand talkingtotheaudience.Iturnaround,andthechoirhasallgathered haphazardlyattheedgeofthestage,directlyinfrontoftheoldman.I hear,"Bronfman,we'resinging`DerGeistHilft.'Ifyouwanttoconduct ityoucan,butwe'resingingit!"Andsowedid. Verytouching.Inspiring.Whatagreatgroupofkids. Itisquiteeye-openingtoimmerseyourselfinanotherculture. We'velivedourlivesdifferentlyhere:walkingeverywhere,taking "coffee"atallhoursoftheday,communicatinginmultiple languages,eatingdifferentfoods,wearingscarvesandpointy-toed shoes(well,notallofusaredoingthat).Morethanafewkidshave said,"CanIjuststay,Bronfman?" 22 mar 24 mar usa! We'vesuccessfullynavigatedpassportcontrolandcustoms,and arrivedjustintimeforourconnectiontoFargo.Feelsgoodtobe home. Emily BurKlaNd, CoNCErT CHoir prEsidENT: "ThisismyfourthandfinalyearintheUNDConcertChoir, andI'veknowneversincethatfirstdayasafreshmanintheAltoI sectionthatitwouldbealife-changingexperience.WhatIdidn't knowthenwasthatpartofthatexperiencewouldbetravelingto Europetoperformconcerts,doclinics,livewithDutchfamilies,and havethetimeofmylifewithsomeofmybestfriends.Individually, everymemberofthischoir(includingmyself)willwalkawaywith enoughmemories,insidejokes,anddigitalphotostolastalifetime. ButIbelievethatitisthechoirasawholethathasbeenchangedthe most. "Trustisanecessaryqualityinanychoralensemble,andthis year,IfeellikeIhavefinallyfullycometounderstandjusthow crucialitis.Eventhoughwehavealwaysputthisintopractice,going ontourhasbroughttheensembletorelyoneachothermorethan ever.Travelinginaforeigncountrywhereeverystreetsign,menu andnewspaperisinanotherlanguageischallengingenough.Then, throwinperforminginunfamiliarspaceswithlimitedrehearsaltime andunpredictableaudiences,nottomentiontheextensivetime wespentwithtwodifferentclinicianstearingapartourrepertoire mid-tour.Throughitall,westillhadtoworktogethertopresent excellentconcerts.Withallthesefactorsandchallengesthrownat us,theensemblehadnochoicebuttocompletelytrusteachother. Andeventhoughsometimesitfeltabitlikefree-fallingoffacliff, whatresultedweresomeofourmostincredibleandmostmusical performancesasachoirtodate." Youcanfindthefullblogathttp://undconcertchoir.wordpress. com. So,wasthetripasuccess?PerhapsthisletterfromJohn Leonard,BandDirectorattheShanghaiAmericanSchool-Pudong Campus,providestheanswer: I just wanted to share my joy with you and your Choir regarding your stellar performance. ... I visit with many juniors and seniors about college choices and what the UND Choir did for me was to strengthen my belief, that students should "... find a school that suits their interests, strengths and will deliver the skills needed that will help them fulfill their passion ... and that school may not be one of the `name-brand/Ivy League' schools!" The UND Choir performance was one of the finest examples I could imagine which supports my belief. TosupporttheUNDConcertChoir,whichcelebrates50years in2011-12,visitspirit.und.edu.AR --Peter Johnson, University Relations 17 mar HilvErsum aNd dEN HaaG Quiteadaytoday!Reallythepast48hourshavebeenlifechangingformanyofthestudents.We'veseenanddonesomuchthat willhavealastingprofoundeffectonusall.[W]ordscan'texpresshow we'vegrown. BEEK aNd maasTriCHT Afteraclinicwithmymentor,Dr.AndreThomas,onThursday, wedrivetoBeektomeetourhostfamiliesandhavedinner.Beekisa smalltownneartheGermanborder.[Thenextmorningwetraveled] tothetownofMaastrichtwhere[w]esang"LuxAurumque"atthe BasiliscaofSt.Servatiusinthecenterofthecity....Theconcertthat eveningwasinalocaltheatre.Wewereperformingwithtwoother choirs,theUniversityofMaastrichtchoirandtheBeekmen'schoir. [T]heaudiencethathadbeenwaitinginthefoyerspilledintothehall. Itlookedtometobeabout400intheaudience. AswithourconcertinDokkum,wegotarousingstanding ovation.Theyweresoenthusiasticthattheybeganshouting"Bis!Bis!" whichsortofmeans"more!"andthenbrokeintoaunified"Onemore song!Onemoresong!"Foranencorewesang"HetWilhelmus"again. Theresponsewasgreat. ...[T]hestudentsarechanging.Theyhavematuredonthistrip. I'mserious...Icanseeit.Theyaretalkingdifferently(notdifferently,as inimitatingaDutchaccent,moreliketalkingaboutthingsdifferently), dressingdifferently(lotsofEuropeanscarves)andbehavingdifferently.I wishyoucouldbeheretoseeit. dEN HaaG aNd BruGGE [We]drovetotheAmericanSchoolintheHague.Thestudents attendingthiseliteprivateschoolarethesonsanddaughtersof Americanslivingabroad,orwell-to-dolocalswhowanttheirstudent tohaveanAmericaneducationalexperience.Wesangallour"crowd pleasers"[and]gotanimmediate,prolonged,standingovation. Afterward,[t]wodifferentpeoplesaid,"Youchangedmyopinionof NorthDakota!"...toofunny.Ialsospokewithafewstudentswho expressedinterestincomingtoUND! BruGGE ThismorningwesangatMassinamedium-sizedchurchinthe citycenter.ThisMasswasourlastsingingengagementfortour.... 19 mar 20 mar 21 mar www.undalumni.org 29 camPusnews Goes On The Beat Steel PaN BaND briNgs tropical vibe to graNd Forks The UND Steel Pan Band plays at the Chester Fritz. Photo by: Jackie Lorentz f 30 ThebandissopopularthatBlakehashadtoturn studentsaway.By2000,SteelPanBandperformances hadmovedfromtheJosephineCampbellRecitalHall oncampustotheEmpireArtsCenterdowntown, wheretheysoldout.Thenextyear,theydidtwo shows,withthesameresults.Now,theynearlyfill the2,300seatsintheChesterFritzAuditoriumeach November.Thebandhasbeeninvitedtoplayin rom FilliNG THE FriTz To oN TarGET MinneapolisattheUND"OnTargetwiththeTwins" wiTH THE TwiNs,theUNDSteelPanBand eventSept.17. bringsaCaribbeanflavortotheUpperMidwest. "It'salotoffun,"Blakesaid.He'shadalumniof "Peoplereallyenjoyit,"saidMikeBlake,'74, SPAchoosetocometoUNDjustsotheycanbepart '76,directorofthebandandprofessorofmusic."The oftheSteelPanBand.Panmusicisdifficulttolearn, musichelpsthemgetawayfromthemundane,the Blakesays,becauseeachdrumisdifferent."It'snot snow,theice.It'satasteofthetropics." likeanywesterninstrument,"hesaid."Youhaveto Thisisnoordinarycollegeensemble.Students figureoutwherethenotesare."Still,studentsloveit. wearHawaiianshirts,sandalsandkhakishorts-- BlakealsoleadsthePercussionEnsemble,teaches eveninwinter.Thewarmtropicalvibeisaperfect percussion,andinhis"spare"timeplaysgigswithJazz fitwithBlake'scheerful,warmpersonality,andthey onTapinthearea."Itrytoliveeveryminute,"Blake regularlyplaytopackedhouses.Blakegottheidea said."Iteachallday,andthenIplay." forthebandin1985,whenheattendedapercussion Bornwithacongenitalandnearlyfatalheart campnearGreenBay,Wis.,andlearnedtoplaythe abnormality,heunderwentahearttransplantin1994. steelpans."Ireallyenjoyedit,"hesaid. "Igotagreatmatch,andI'vebeenveryfortunate," Then,in1998,hewasapproachedabout developinganewinstrumentalgroupfortheSummer hesaid."Ihaveenergy,andI'llbeabletoseemy daughtergetmarried."Healsoenjoysspeakingto PerformingArts(SPA)programinGrandForks, medicalstudentseachyearaboutwhatatransplantis whichprovidesartsactivitiesforschoolchildren likefromthepatientside. throughseniorhigh.Hebeganteachingasteelpan Buthispassionremainslearningmoreabout ensembleforSPAduringthesummers.Thedrums, percussionandjazzimprov."I'llneverknowitall,but purchasedbySPAthroughtheMyraFoundation,were storedatUNDafterthesummerprogram.Hedidn't I'llneverlosemypassionforlearning,"hesaid.AR wantthedrumstojustsitthere,sohestartedasteel --Jan Orvik,University Relations panbandattheUniversity.Today,therearetwoSPA bands.SeniorpercussionistsfromUNDhelpteachthe kids,andtherearemoreSteelPanBandaspirantsthan drums. lumni Review|summer2011 A Harmonious Farewell u DeNNiS aND PeNNy SimoNS log 38,000 miles iN pursuit oF ph.d. Penny and Dennis Simons, who live in Minot, went to great lengths to attend UND. Photo by: Jackie Lorentz NivErsiTy oF NorTH daKoTa pH.d. GraduaTEs dENNis aNd pENNy simoNsofMinot,N.D.,have madethejourneybackandforthtotheUNDcampusin GrandForksmoretimesthantheycaretocount. They'veloggedsome38,000milestogethersince2004 inthreedifferentvehiclesinpursuitoftheirdegrees.The culminationoftheirdedicationanddeterminationwas rewardedDec.17,2010,whenthecouplewalkedacrossthe samegraduationstagetoaccepttheirdoctoraldegreesfromthe UNDCollegeofEducationandHumanDevelopment. Afterallthosemilesandhoursspentbackandforthon U.S.Highway2,ironically,itwasn'tuntiltheabsolutelasttrek toGrandForks--forgraduation--thattheyalmostdidn't makeit. Awallopofasnowstorm--evenbyNorthDakota standards--forcedtheSimonstohalttheirtravelsandtake refugeinamotelinRugby,N.D.,stillsome140milesfrom GrandForks. "Thiswasthelasttimewehadtocomehere,soMother Naturewasshowinguswhatcouldhavehappenedallofthose othertimes,"Dennisjoked,soonafterarrivinginGrandForks safeandsound. Onedayaweekforsixyears,theSimonsfaithfully commuted412milestoattendclassesatUND'seducation college.This,afterthey'dalreadyputintimeworkingand teachingclassesatMinotStateUniversity,whereDennis holdsaprofessorshipinMusicandisdirectoroftheMinot SymphonyOrchestra,andPennyisanadjunctinstructorin Music. "Youarrive(atUND)andyouarejustreallytired,but youstillhavetobereadyfortheclasses,"Pennysaid."Itwasn't theclassesthatwerethebiggestchallenge;itwasdefinitelythe traveling." DennissaidhisexperiencesattheUNDeducationcollege havehadaprofoundeffectonhimasteacherandscholar. "That'sprobablywhatit'sallabout,"hesaid."It'shelpedmebe abetterteacherandenlargedmyperceptionofwhatbeinga goodteacherisallabout." Penny,anaccomplishedpianistandmusicinstructor who'sperformedwithinternationallyfamousartiststhe worldover,saidshe'senjoyedthetimespentwithherfellow classmatesandinstructors,aswellastheopportunitytodeal inthemostup-to-dateprinciplesandtopicsintheteaching andlearningfield."It'sbeenveryexciting,"shesaid. Dennismethisfuturebride,Penny,whenthetwowere studentsatthefamedRoyalAcademyofMusicinLondon. DennisreceivedtheRecitalDiplomainviolinperformance fromtheRoyalAcademyandhasbeenhonoredwitha fellowshipfromtheRoyalAcademy--adistinctionreserved foronly300formerstudentsatanyonetime. PennyisnotedforwinningascholarshiptotheRoyal Academyatthetenderageof11.Shehasperformedin orchestrasandwiththeEnglishNationalTheatreCompany. Hermusicalsohasbeenheardovertheairwavesonthe BBC,CBCandNZBCnetworks. Dennissaidthereareanumberofthingsabouthistime atUNDthathe'llcherish,fromtop-notchinstructorstothe classmatesthathenowcallsfriends.Healsorecallsfondly thesummersessionsatUNDthatallowedtheSimons tospendsixweeksatatimelearningandlivingonthe beautifulcampus. "WhenIlookback,thosearewhatIcallourreally happytimesatUND,"hesaid.AR --David Dodds, University Relations www.undalumni.org 31 camPusnews Songs from the Wind BJ raiNBow aND will CrawforD share their experieNces with Native americaN music. songsintheirnativelanguage,Dakota.Whenitwas histurn,thementurnedtohim,hesitantlookson theirfaces,wonderingifthemanwhohadnotsung inyearswouldlead.Butsomethingcamebackto Will Crawford, `11, plays the Rainbowfromhischildhood,andwithoutpausehe Native American flute. begantosing. He was selected UND Hehasbeensingingeversince. `Student of the Month' for Thepowerofthedrumcanbebewitching. April. See the video at Rainbowdescribesthesingersas"jolting"fromthe undalumni.org/alumni review. passionofthemusicthatresonateswithin.Theyshare thatpassionwiththeiraudience. "Thecombinationofthatdrumandmyspirit andmyvoiceandmyemotion,that'swhatthedrum groupradiatesouttothepeople,"Rainbowsaid. Notallofhisperformancesareinthetraditional Hump-THump, THump-THump.Easily setting.AsaMcNairscholaratUND,heattended mistakenforaheartbeat,thedrumisjustthat,the aconferenceinWisconsin.Onthelastnight,teams heartbeatofthepeople,ofMotherEarth. fromabout60schoolsstooduponebyoneanddid Robert"BJ"Rainbow,'10,knowsfirsthandwhat aschoolcheer.Rainbowfoundtheeyesofhisteam it'sliketocreatethatheartbeat. turnedtowardhim.WithhisresearchonNative Inthirdgradehediscoveredatalentforsinging Americanmusicandhiscelebratedskills,hisgroup andlearningamelodyquickly.Hewasinlovewith countedonhimtoproducetheirtune. harmony,buthissingingwasshort-livedwhenthe Tothebeatofhiscolleagues'handskeeping teachermovedandnoonereplacedher. rhythmontheirmakeshiftdrum,thetabletheysat ButmusicwasneverfarfromRainbow'ssoul.He around,Rainbowsangamelodyhehadalteredonly tookupNativeAmericandancing.Thesongshehad duringthetimetheysatanxiouslyawaitingtheirturn. firstsungwerenowhisstage;theconstantbeatingof Whenhefinishedtherewassilence.Andthen thedrumregulatedthemovementofhisfeetinstead thegroupreceivedthefirststandingovationinthe ofhisvocalcords. McNairbanquet'shistory. Rainbowdancedthroughhighschoolandcollege, Butnotallsongsrisefrompressure. andcontinuedwhenhewasintheMarineCorps.But "I'veheardofsongscomingtopeoplewhen itwasnotuntilhereturnedhomein2005thathe they'resleeping,intheirdreams.I'veheardofother foundhismusicalvoiceagain. people,who'vebeenathomeonareallywindyday FornearlyanhourofsingingduringaSundance andthewindow'sopenalittlebitandtheyhearthat round,Rainbowsataroundalargedrum,listeningas constantflowoftones;I'veheardofpeoplemaking thefirstninementookturnssingingspiritualword songsfromthose." Photos by: Jackie Lorentz t 32 lumni Review|summer2011 Robert "BJ" Rainbow, `10, says the power of the drum can be "bewitching." SCHooL oF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES Dean's Corner: Primary Care for Rural north Dakota These are exciting times at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A leader in medical and health science education through the use of a small-group, patientfocused educational model, the School continues to explore ways to improve its already outstanding educational enterprise. North Dakota suffers from a chronic shortage of primary care providers, especially in rural areas. The School is committed to doing something about this problem, and has taken a proactive approach to health care workforce development. The approach that we are embracing encompasses four fundamental goals: a reduction in disease burden; enhanced retention of graduates for practice in North Dakota; expansion of class size; and improved efficiency of our health care delivery system. To stimulate interest in pursuing a health career, we and other partners across the state have implemented a multitude of programs designed to interest children and young adults in the medical field. The various programs are of two basic types: Either we go to the students in their local communities, or the students are brought to a central location to learn about health-care-related career opportunities. once students decide on a health career, we need to select the right students. Under the guidance of Interim Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions Dr. Nick Neumann, the School has convened a subcommittee to try to pinpoint those characteristics that might identify a student as likely to develop into a primary care provider and eventually practice in a rural region of North Dakota. Growing up in a rural area, for example, correlates with practicing in a rural setting as a physician. Additionally, exciting things are happening with our research enterprise. We recently completed an analysis of our research strengths and opportunities with the help of Kaludis Consulting, an academic medicine consulting firm. Based on their recommendations, we have adopted 10 guiding principles that should lead to even greater research productivity. one of the more important conclusions is that we should merge our basic science departments into one. Another important initiative is to directly couple basic research and clinical programs so discoveries in the research laboratory can be applied in the clinical setting as rapidly as possible. The School has a well-deserved reputation for excellence as a community-based school that excels in education. We plan to build on that solid foundation, remembering that the School serves all of North Dakota! Sincerely, WillCrawford,'11,ismorethanfamiliarwiththis concept,onethat'sinfluencedhisownmusic. Crawfordwasonceinspiredtowriteasongwhenhe camehomeafteralongdayandfeltsadnesssettleover him.Hisfianc�ehadreturnedtoJapantofinishschooling andthelonelinesswasoverwhelming.Buthiswindowwas openandthatmysticalwindwasblowing. "Iwasjustsittingthereandthatwindblowing broughtbackabunchofgoodmemoriesandIjustpicked upmyfluteandstartedplaying." LikeRainbow,Crawford'smusicaltalentwasapparent early.Heplayedtrumpetthroughoutjuniorhighandhigh schoolbutitwasnotuntilhemovedtoUNDthathefelt thelongingforaconnectiontohisfamilyandhisheritage. Asachild,Crawford'shomewasfilledwiththesounds oftheNativeAmericanflute.Hisfatherplayedforalmost 30yearsandlearnedtomakethestrikinginstrumentafter discoveringhowdifficultitwastofindone. WhenCrawfordreturnedhomefromschoolon break,heaskedhisfathertoteachhimtoplaytheflute. Hesoonwasperformingateventsacrosscampus,sparking awarenessandprideforhisculture. Growingup,Crawfordbecamefamiliarwiththe PowwowTrail.Hisfamilyattendedadifferentcelebration everyweekendandhisfatherwouldperformhislilting bird-likemusicduringthesupperbreak. Nowashisfamilylookson,Crawfordhasthe opportunitytoshowcasehistalents. "Thisweekend(April9-10)attheWacipiPowwow isthefirsttimeI'llbeplayingduringsupperbreak," Crawfordsaid. BothCrawfordandRainbowunderstandthe importanceofpassingontraditions.Crawfordwillinherit hisfather'scraftofcarvingNativeAmericanflutesand Rainbowisteachinghissontheartofdrumming. Onatablewornsmoothbyelbowsandconversation, thereisoneareapockmarkedbytongs.Rainbow's5-yearoldsonwieldshisforkandcontinuespracticinghisshared loveofdrumming.AR --Liza Jones, University Relations Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, UND Vice President for Health Affairs Dean, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences www.undalumni.org 33 camPusnews Both Worlds The Best of g tV ProDUCer By Day, jazz musiciaN aFter hours Photos by: Jackie Lorentz rowiNG up iN CrosBy, N.d.,BobCary,'84, rememberswatching"TheTonightShowStarringJohnny Carson"andbeingimpressedwiththeNBCOrchestraledby jazztrumpeterDocSeverinsen. Whenhetoldhismotherhewantedtobeamusician, helearnedinnouncertaintermsthatheropinionofthe professionwasfarfromfavorable.That,however,didn't discouragehimfromwantingtoplayinaband. "ShetoldmethatifIwenttoschoolandgotagoodjob,I couldplayallIwantedto,"Caryrecalls."Youknowwhat?She wasabsolutelyright." Today,whenCary'snotheadingthevideodivisionofthe AerospaceNetwork(ASN)attheUniversityofNorthDakota JohnD.OdegardSchoolofAerospaceSciences,hecanoften befoundplayinggigswithJazzonTap,abandfeaturingtwo fellowUNDemployees,percussionistMikeBlake(seePage30) andguitaristKrisEylands. AlthoughCaryworksatASN,healsoshootsandproduces videosfortheUniversity,includinguniversityrelations, athletics,thepresident'soffice,themedicalschoolandothers. He'salsoinvolvedintelevisingUNDfootballandmen'sand women'shockey. "EverydayatUNDisaneducationbecauseofthepeople Imeet,andthat'srewarding,"Carysays."There'sreallyno betterwaytomakeapointthanthroughtheexperiencesof others.Itputstheviewerandthesubjectonalevelplaying field,sotospeak.It'sjustmorecompellingwhenpeoplecan relatetopeople." Aself-taughtbassistwhostartedoutonthetrombone playinginschoolbandsandorchestras,Cary'sfirstbreakcame afterhighschoolwhenhewasaskedtobethebassplayerfora localcountrywesternbandataweddingdance. "Iwasn'tahugecountryfan,butIsaid,`Whynot?'"he remembers."Igotpaid50bucks.I'llneverforgetthat.In 1978,thatwasalotofmoneyjusttostandupthereandplay." CarytookhisbassguitarwithhimtoUNDandwassoon playinginastudentband,TheToyz.Thatledtoacontractand Bob Cary, '84, has been entertaining jazz lovers in Grand Forks for more than 25 years. theopportunitytotourwithabandcalledTheAndrewGrant Planforayear. Thebandonceplayedfor31straightnightswithouta break.Caryrecallsatimetheyweretreatedlikerockstars, stayinginabighousewithaswimmingpool.Thenextweek, theirpaycheckbouncedandtheywerelivingoffcrackers.After atasteoftouring,CarydecidedtoresumehisstudiesatUND. "Iconsideredthatareallygoodthingandpartofmy education,"herecalls."WhenIcamebacktoUND,Ihit thedean'slistrightoffthebat.Myinstructorssaid,`What happenedtoyou?'Iwentoutthereandgothungry." PlayinginthejazzbandatUND,CarymetBlakeand Eylands,andby1984thebeginningsofJazzonTaphadtaken shape.Before2000,whenthetriobeganperformingtogether regularly,CaryplayedwithsuchgroupsasMikeandthe MonstersandtheDickKingClassicSwingBand. JazzonTapoftenperformswithotherwell-known musiciansfromaroundtheregion.Carysaysthegrouphas playedeverythingfromsmallprivatepartiesinlivingroomsto bigstagesinconcerthalls.They'verecordedtheirownmusic, recordedwithotherartistsandevenbackedupthelaterock legend,BoDiddley. "Peoplethoughtwewerehisroadbandandthey'dask us,`HowlonghaveyoubeentravelingwithBo?'I'dtellthem, `Abouthalfanhournow,'"helaughs. WhileCarydescribeshisjobatUNDas"thebestTVjob inGrandForks,maybeinNorthDakota,"he'salsopassionate abouthiscareerinmusicandallhe'slearnedfromBlakeand Eylandsintheyearsthey'veplayedtogether. "IsometimeswonderwhatI'mdoingherebecausethese guysarefantastic,"Caryrelates."Todothiswiththeseguysat thislevel,I'mverythankful."AR --Patrick C. Miller, University Relations 34 lumni Review|summer2011 camPaignnews nelson Locklear, a third-year UND law student who graduated in May, cuts Autumn Johnson's hair. Autumn is Nelson's classmate and an organizer of the 2010 Law School Art Auction. Nelson won the right to cut Autumn's hair with a bid of $300. StudentS put the `fun' f in fundraiSing AnnualLawSchoolArtAuction givesbacktofuturegenerations by alyssa shirek or79studentsintheUniversityofNorth DakotaSchoolofLaw,May7markedtheend ofthreegruelingyearsoflawschoolstudies,late nightsandlonghours.U.S.Sen.JohnHoeven gavethecommencementaddress,andthe ceremonywaspunctuatedwithabanquetand receptionforallofthedeservinggraduates. Buttheeventwouldhavebeenall circumstanceandnopompwithoutanevent heldeveryfall--theLawSchoolArtAuction. Eachyear,third-yearlawschoolstudents atUNDorganizethefundraisertopayfor theirgraduationspeakerandabanquetforall graduates.ButaccordingtoAutumnJohnsonand SarahWilson,organizersofthisyear'sauction, itblossomedintosomethingmorein2003. Thatyear,theclasslostoneoftheirown.Asa memorial,theyestablishedanendowmentsothat astudentwhowishedtoworkoverthesummerin apublicinterestjobwouldbeabletodoso. Learn more about north dakota Spirit | the Campaign for und at Spirit.und.edu. 36 lumni Review|summer2011 2011 graduates of the University of North Dakota School of Law Sarah Wilson, Wyatt Arneson and Autumn Johnson hosted and organized the 2010 Law School Art Auction. It'sapparentthatthesethird-yearlaw students(andthe"Blondetourage")aren't afraidtohavealittlefunattheartauction. Lastyear,Johnsonsaid,LawSchoolDean KathrynRandshowedofftoattendeesby doingone-armedpushupstodriveupbids Sincethen,Wilsonsays,annualauction onaWorkoutwiththeDean.AndJohnson's fundshaverunthegamut,fromupdates classmate,NelsonLocklear,boughttheright totheirstudentloungetonewfurniturein tocut10inchesoffherhairfor$300. classrooms. Auctionproceedsexhibitthetrue Thisyear,JohnsonandWilson generosityofstudentsandaffiliatesofthe estimate,the48auctionitemsbroughtin UNDlawschool.Onaverage,graduates about$22,000-$23,000,includingcash oftheSchoolofLawleaveUNDwith donations.Asofpresstime,theclassof thesecond-higheststudentloandebton 2011hadyettodecidewherethemoneyleft campus.Thesepassionatestudentsgive overaftergraduationwouldbeallocated, whatlittletheyhavetothosewhocome Johnsonsaid.Butsomeideasincludednew afterthem,andthatattitudelaysthe classroomtables,anawardscasetodisplay foundationonwhichNorthDakotaSpirit theirmedals,oriPadsorKindlesforthelaw |TheCampaignforUNDisbuilt.The library. campaignaimstoraise$300millionforthe Really,theartauctionpeddlesvery University,and$100millionwillgodirectly littleart--butitseeminglyhaseverything toitspassionatestudents. else:Afootballautographedbythe2009 ButtoJohnsonandWilson,North GreenBayPackers,babysittingpackages, DakotaSpiritismorethanjustgivingback handmadepotteryandhosteddinners (theirhighest-grossingitem,adinnerfor10 withattorneysBruceQuick,RobertHoy andMarkFriese,wentfor$2,200).Oh, andwhocouldforgetanightoutwiththe "Blondetourage." sogenerouslytotheirUniversitythrough theirtimeandthefundstheyhelpedraise throughtheartauction. "It'snicethatyouknowpeopleare totallywillingtohelpyouout,"Johnson said."Itfeelslikeacommunityinthelaw school." EchoesWilson:"I'vemetgreat friends,therearealwayspeoplewillingto helpandthere'ssuchasenseofplaceand community." "Willingtohelp.""Senseof community."LooktotheUniversityof NorthDakotaSchoolofLaw,andseeour passionatestudentslivingandbreathingthe NorthDakotaSpirit. AR www.undalumni.org 37 camPaignnews Photos by: Jackie Lorentz bernard oSher EndowmentmovesNorthDakotaSpirit|TheCampaign forUNDclosertoitsgoalofdedicating$50millionto UND'sinnovativeprograms i 38 foundation dediCateS $1 miLLion to oLLi@und nMarch,theBernardOsherFoundation dedicateda$1millionendowmenttothe OsherLifelongLearningInstitute(OLLI@ UND).Theendowmentwillallowtheinstitute tooperateinperpetuityanddemonstratesthe program'ssuccessinofferingqualitycoursesand educationalopportunitiesformembers50and older. "Wearethrilledatthis$1million endowmentbecausethereisadefiniteneedfor theprograminNorthDakota,"PresidentRobert Kelleysaid."Thisisawonderfuldevelopment fortheUniversity,OLLI@UNDandits memberswhosostronglysupportthisunique program.UNDwillcontinuedevelopingcreative educationalprogrammingformaturelearners." Theendowmentsupportstheinnovative programsattheUniversityofNorthDakota throughNorthDakotaSpirit|TheCampaign forUND.UND'scommitmenttooffer abundantandresponsiveprograms,suchas OLLI@UND,capturesthespiritofNorth Dakota'sworkethic.Ofthecampaign'sgoal todirect$300milliontotheUniversity,$50 millionwillgospecificallytoitsinnovative programs. expLore north dakota Spirit | the Campaign for und at Spirit.und.edu. lumni Review|summer2011 UND President Robert Kelley announces that oLLI@UND has received a $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation. Bismarck State College President Larry Skogen and Robin Thorstenson, Continuing Education, Training and Innovation Program Manager at BSC, join the press conference via video teleconferencing. take advantage of a new N.D. tax credit! do you pay taxes in North dakota? do you have a desire to make an enduring impact at uNd? the North dakota state legislature has made it even more enticing to consider making a gift to an endowment through the uNd Foundation. endowments build on the university of North dakota's investment in students, faculty, programs and places of learning as well as help us achieve new levels of excellence in all college endeavors. endowments create a legacy with the power to change lives. with a gift of at least $5,000 to an endowment, you could benefit from a federal tax deduction aNd an additional 40 percent of the gift on your 2011 North dakota state income tax. there are three ways to give to an endowment: create an endowment, support an existing named endowment, or benefit one of the "exceptional uNd" endowments. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.543.8764. "ThisisaveryexcitingtimeforOLLI@UND," saidLynetteKrenelka,DirectorofOLLI."The Osherendowmentwillallowustocontinuetolead thewayinofferinguniversity-qualityeducational experiencesforthosewhowishtolearnforthesheer joythatcomesfromgatheringtogetherwithyour newfoundfriendstodiscusstopicsofwhichyou havenotyetexplored." "Reachingthisgoalcouldnothavebeen possiblewithoutthetenacityofitsmembers, theoverwhelmingsupportoftheUniversity,the generosityofourpartnersandsponsors,andallof ourincredibleinstructors,"ConnieHodgson,OLLI Coordinator,added. WithitsfirstOsherFoundationgrantof $100,000in2007,theOsherLifelongLearning Institutebeganthedevelopmentofcommunitybasedlifelonglearningprogramsforpeople50and olderintheGrandForksarea. Continuedfundingledtostatewidegrowthof OLLI.In2009,theprogramexpandedtoBismarck throughapartnershipwithBismarckStateCollege. Fromaninitialofferingofafewcourseswithless than20studentsontheUNDcampus,theprogram hasgrowntomorethan580memberswhohave enjoyedmorethan200coursesinGrandForks andBismarck.Additionalsiteswillbeaddedtothe state;MinotStateUniversityhasexpressedstrong interestintheprogram.Byexpandingstatewide, OLLIisembracingthetrueNorthDakotaSpiritof collaborationandgrowth. "UNDandBSChavealonghistoryof relationships,andwelookforwardtodeveloping more,"saidBSCPresidentLarrySkogen."The OLLIprogramisexcellentforusbecauseit'spartof ourstrategicplantoconnectwithlifelonglearners." LearnmoreaboutOLLIat701.777.3000or www.olli.und.edu/.AR `exceptional UND' endowments the uNd Foundation has made it easy for you to take advantage of the new North dakota tax credit through the creation of the "exceptional uNd" endowments. this endowment package builds on uNd president robert kelley's "exceptional uNd" strategic priorities for the future. the exceptional scholars endowment's main priority is to enrich the student learning experience while helping the uNd Foundation reach its goal of increasing scholarships for our passionate students by $200,000. the exceptional initiatives endowment is a discretionary fund for uNd's innovative programs, extraordinary places and inspirational faculty. learn more at www.undfoundation.org. www.undalumni.org 39 camPaignnews Campaign eVentS 1 3 5 4 6 2 8 7 40 lumni Review|summer2011 9 1 Linda Laskowski, '72, '73, Connie James, '66, Mati Parres, '66, Gregg Solem, '79, and Edward Kramlich catch up Feb. 9 at the home of Lynn Luckow, '71, in San Francisco. met Feb. 9 at Ignite the Spirit in San Franciso. Director of Development Dave Miedema, '76, Stephanie Wolf, '98 and Jamie Wolf, '00 meet up Feb. 5 at Alerus Bank & Trust in Scottsdale, Ariz. Foundation Associate Executive Vice President DeAnna Carlson Zink, '87, attend the Ignite the Spirit event Feb. 9 in San Francisco. 2 Tim O'Keefe, '71, and Timour Shah, '06, '09, 3 School of Medicine and Health Sciences 4 Bev Beiswenger Britton, '85, and UND 10 5 (From left) Yvonne Cronquist, John Cronquist ..'47, Hank Ness, '81, and Bill Ness, '60, catch up Feb. 5 in Scottsdale, Ariz. professors Mark Jendrysik and Patrick O'Neill attend Ignite the Spirit on March 15 in Washington, D.C. the Spirit event socialize March 26 before the festivities begin. enjoyed fabulous refreshments. 6 College of Business and Public Administration 7 Attendees of the Marco Island, Fla., Ignite 8 Guests at Carla Christofferson's home Feb. 10 11 12 13 9 MBA and MPA students and faculty with the UND College of Business and Public Administration's economic and political science class pose with UND Foundation Board member Carolyn Becraft, '66, and her husband, Peter, on March 15 in Washington, D.C. Michael Harsell, Rachel Emmons and Pat O'Neill attend Ignite the Spirit March 15 in Washington, D.C. Kent Conrad March 15 in the Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C. 10 (Left to right) Sean Schneider, Dana 11 Tim O'Keefe, '71, shakes hands with U.S. Sen. 12 UND first lady Marcia Kelley, Director of 14 Development for the School of Aerospace Josh Christianson, '99, and aviation entrepreneur Si Robin visit Feb. 10 at the Ignite the Spirit event in Los Angeles. executive vice president Tim O'Keefe, '71, Carla Christofferson, '89, and her son attend Ignite the Spirit on Feb. 10 at Christofferson's home in Los Angeles. '07, UND first lady Marcia Kelley and UND President Robert Kelley Ignite the Spirit Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. 13 UND Alumni Association and Foundation 14 Carole Lefevre, '59, Russel Lefevre, '57, '58, www.undalumni.org 41 camPaignnews North Dakota Spirit Campaign Goal: $300,000,000 THRoUGH MAY 23, 2011: $221,055,580 $100 MILLION GOAL GOAL $80 MILLION TO DATE TO DATE $60 MILLION GOAL TO DATE GOAL $40 MILLION TO DATE $20 MILLION TO DATE 0 INSPIRATIONAL EDUCATORS EXTRAORDINARY PLACES ANNUAL EXCELLENCE PASSIONATE STUDENTS INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS PA SSIONATE STUDENTS one of UND's highest priorities is increasing the number of private scholarships available to students. ExTRAORDINARy P LACES Building and infrastructure priorities include: � Enhanced laboratory spaces � Continued investments in technology � An indoor athletic training complex � An alumni center � A new College of Business & Public Administration IN SPIR AT IONAL EDUCATORS Building endowments to support faculty will dramatically strengthen the University's ability to retain our best and recruit additional, inspirational faculty leaders. IN NOVAT IVE PRO gRAMS AN NUAL E xCELLENCE Annual gifts provide flexible resources to allow the president, deans and department chairs to invest in any of the four campaign priority areas. UND will strengthen programs in energy, life sciences, rural health care and more. 42 lumni Review|summer2011 thank you donors The University of North Dakota and UND Foundation extend a sincere thank you to all alumni and friends who have made gifts and commitments to support students, faculty, programs, and places at UND since July 1, 2005, when North Dakota Spirit | The Campaign for UND began. The following donors made campaign commitments of at least $25,000 between Dec. 31 and March 31. * $100,000 - $499,999 Dr. Richard H. Annis* major Gary & Helen Hanisch gifts First International Bank & Trust Stephen & Aurea Herrick Linda J. Laskowski Swingen Construction Co. Dr. George* & Rosalie* Talbert Whiting Petroleum Corporation north dakota spirit | the campaign for Und seeks to raise $300 million for the benefit of the University of north dakota. UND Foundation representatives have been holding Ignite the Spirit events across the country since the campaign's launch in October 2010. Any private donations dedicated to UND's passionate students, inspirational faculty, innovative programs or extraordinary places county toward the $300 million goal. Upcoming post-launch celebrations and campaign-related events include our Sioux-Per Swing tour, which raises money for Fighting Sioux Impact Scholarships for student-athletes at UND: Events Upcoming indicates deceased leadership $1,000,000 - $4,999,999 gifts $25,000 - $99,999 the estates oF roBert & elizaBeth Kratt Robert Kratt, '36, and his wife, Elizabeth, made a gift through trust to the University of North Dakota. Their legacy lives on through their generosity. Donald & Mary Armstrong Matthew E. Brown J. Gordon Caldis Cecil H. Chally, M.D. Dr. Manuchair Ebadi Lynne Stenehjem Ebner, Joan & Ryan in memory of Ron Ebner Thomas & Jacquelyn Edwards Jim & Christa Kleinsasser Stephen L. Morgan Dennis L. & Dianne R. Olson John C. Palenberg Ron Shaide Family Trust Elaine E. Vig Caldis Mikell B. Wood Boyd Wright & Lillian Elsinga Xcel Energy, Minneapolis 2011 sioux-per swings june 9: Park River, N.D. june 13: Twin Cities june 20: Fargo july 14: Grand Forks july 21: Detroit Lakes, Minn. Bernard osher FoUndation In March, the Bernard Osher Foundation dedicated a $1 million endowment to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI@UND). larry j. zine Larry Zine, `77, `79, has made a bequest to the College of Business and Public Administration, the College of Arts & Sciences and the University's priority needs. www.undalumni.org 43 alumninews LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTIOn! In keeping with our musical theme, we found this picture of an early-'60s production of the musical "Carmen." Can you identify any of the actors in this photo? Send an e-mail to alumnireview@ undalumni.net or call us at 800.543.8764. Many readers thought they recognized the three cinder block-carrying runners from our spring issue. A number of people identified the middle runner as Dallas Peak. But Daryl Evenson, '72, says he's the man in the middle of this action. He e-mailed to say he can't exactly remember the objective of the race, but he knows that it's fellow Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers Andy Hager, '71, on the left and Mike Schneider, '76, on the right. Mike Schneider e-mailed to say he's pretty sure he won the race! 44 lumni Review|summer2011 1960s 1971 1961 Blayne Helgeson, '61,andhiswife, Carol,arethecoachesofthespeech teamatBreckenridge(Minn.)High School.Theycurrentlyresidein Breckenridge. 1962 1974 donald Bartlette, '62,hasbeen honoredbytheChick-Fil-AChristian RestaurantinNorthCanton,Ohio. Bartlettehasbeenvolunteeringthere forthepast23years.Heandhiswife, Julie,resideinCanton. 1964 alvin Boucher, '74,hasbeen recognizedastheNorthValleyArts Council'sArtistoftheYear.Heisalso afounderandpresidentoftheboardat MuddyWatersClayCenter.Heandhis wife,Thomasine Heitkamp, '75,live inGrandForks. 1975 1976 Benedict roller, '76, '80,isan emergencyandtraumaphysicianwith St.AlexiusMedicalCenterandwas recentlynamedtoatwo-yeartermon itsboardofdirectors.Heandhiswife, diane (Hock), '80,resideinBismarck, N.D. 1978 cial collections/Cheste r Fritz Library. mardy Grothe, '64,haswrittena book,"Neverisms:ThingsYouShould NeverDo,NeverSay,orNever Forget."Itisananthologyofnearly 2,000quotationsthatallbeginwith theword"never."HelivesinRaleigh, N.C.,withhiswife,Katherine. 1966 George Hilts iii, '75, '78, '80,has beenincludedintheBestDoctors inAmericafor2011-2012database. Doctorsareselectedthroughapeer reviewsurvey.HiltsisaDakotaEye Instituteophthalmologist.Heand hiswife,Jean (pederson), '76,livein Bismarck,N.D. wayne papke, '78,isaninvestment representativefortheInvestment CentersofAmericaInc.Heandhis wife,Christine,resideinMandan, N.D. y of Elwyn B. Robinso n department of spe Gerald rustad, '66, '69,alongtimejudgeoftheNorthwestJudicial DistrictinNorthDakota,isretiring. Hissuccessorwillbehisson,Josh, '95, '98.Heandhiswife,dawn (duncalf ), ..'69,resideinWilliston, N.D. 1967 Photograph courtes Frank scully, '67, '70,isnow apublishedauthor.Hisbook, "ResurrectionGarden,"isavailable ine-bookformatthroughMuseltUp Publishing.Heandhiswife,Mayuree, liveinBottineau,N.D. 1970s Remember when, in 1974, John A. Klein Jr., cousin to Lawrence Welk and member of the Lawrence Welk orchestra, was given the Sioux Award from the UND Alumni Association? LIZ WInKS The family of Elizabeth Granlund Hacker, `05, who died in 2006, has written a book dedicated to her short but impactful life. The devotional book is a compilation of letters and comments the family received after her death from family, friends and strangers who felt a spiritual connection to Liz. Proceeds from this book will support the Liz Granlund Hacker Scholarship Fund. You can purchase the book by contacting email@example.com. www.undalumni.org 45 Please send your news to firstname.lastname@example.org Remember when, in 1967, the Varsity Bards performed at the opening of the legislative session in Bismarck? Gayle lee, '71, '87, '90,hasbeen awardedtheQuarterCenturyAward fromtheNorthDakotaAssociationof ElementarySchoolPrincipals.Sheand herhusband,Robert,resideinHarvey, N.D. william mayo, '75, '77, '79,was namedtheOutstandingFamily PracticePhysicianinNorthDakota bythestateAssociationofAmerican AcademyofFamilyPractice.Hehas workedforMeritCareClinicforthe past22years.HelivesinWahpeton, N.D. alumninews 1979 philip Brown, '79,isthe RectorofTheologicalCollege, theseminaryofTheCatholic UniversityofAmericain Washington,D.C.,effective thissummer.Beforethis,he hasservedonthefacultyofSt. Mary'sSeminary&University. BrownresidesinWashington, D.C. 1980s 1980 1981 Remember when, in 1986, Tom Peterson, music and medical student, co-wrote the song, "Dakota Land," about and for the state of North Dakota? Cordell (Corey) Cleveland, '80,isthenewPresidentof FrandsenBank&Trustin GrandForks,wherehelives withhiswife,Jacqueline. richard Haugen, '81,is thedirectorofbudgeting andestimatingatNoridian AdministrativeServicesin Fargo,N.D.,wherehelives. Jacque Geving Everson, '66, (center) presents a check to fund the Delta Gamma Foundation/Everson Family Lectureship in Values and Ethics at UND. Also pictured from left to right; Amanda Heubach, Delta Gamma president, Linda Linck, Delta Gamma Foundation Board of Trustees, Geving Everson, Laura Block, '81, '10, associate vice president/CFo of the UND Foundation, and Diane Odegard, '86. JACqUE GEVInG EVERSOn PLEDGES $50,000 TO LECTURESHIP AT UnD The Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values & Ethics is coming to the University of North Dakota. This exclusive lecture series has been known to host prominent speakers such as Maya Angelou, Barbara Bush, Larry King and Colin Powell. UND will become one of just a handful of Delta Gamma sorority chapters in the country to be part of this prestigious series. "Not only will this benefit the girls of Delta Gamma, but it will also help bring students, faculty and the Grand Forks community together," says Amanda Heubach, Delta Gamma president at UND. "This lectureship series can also help become a major draw for students to UND." other distinguished universities that have this program include Purdue and Duke. The implementation of this series would not be possible without the generous donation from UND alumna, Jacque Geving Everson, '66. She pledged $50,000 to help launch the program. The local Delta Gamma chapter has reached its goal by raising another $50,000 to establish what will be called the Delta Gamma Foundation/Everson Family Lectureship in Values and Ethics. Local organizers say it is critical to push beyond the $100,000 goal in order to host well-known speakers. "Eventually, it would be nice to have some real quality speakers to come in. It would be nice to have it opened up to the campus and the community. I think it could be a big draw," Everson states. Everson, who graduated from UND in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, is the chair of the International Delta Gamma Foundation and served on the board of the Houston Delta Gamma Foundation. Everson and International Delta Gamma Foundation Board of Trustees member Linda Linck presented the check on Saturday, March 5, in Grand Forks. "It was a very good feeling. It's a legacy that I can leave to my chapter. It really does feel good," Everson said. Donations can be sent to: UND Foundation, 3100 University Ave Stop 8157, Grand Forks, ND, 58202. Donations should be made payable to: The Delta Gamma Foundation/Everson Family Lectureship in Values and Ethics. By Bethany Stender 46 lumni Review|summer2011 1982 marten Hoekstra, '82,has beenappointedChiefExecutive OfficerofEmergingGlobal Advisors.Hecurrentlylivesin NewYorkwithhiswife,valerie (wessman), '82. 1983 lori (ludwig) Tweten, '83,is theassistantvicepresidentof GateCityBank.Sheandher husband,Thomas, '83,residein GrandForks. Timothy schutz, '87,has beenappointedtoColorado's 1984 4thJudicialDistrictBench. Tim Huckle, '84,hasbeen Schutzwillservehistermfor namedchiefoperatingofficer twoyearsafterwhichvoterswill ofBlueCrossBlueShield decidewhetherheisretained ofNorthDakota.Hewas forasix-yearterm.Heandhis previouslyvicepresidentof wife,Kristi,currentlylivein healthoperations.Heandhis Monument,Colo. wife,Joanne (Thielen), '83,live inMoorhead,Minn. lisa (veneruzzo) simonson, '87,acustomerservicemanager James Johnson, '84,isanew attheUNDbookstore,recently staffwriterfortheTraillCounty receivedtheValuesinAction TribuneinMayville,N.D.He Awardfor2010fromtheFollett workedforWDAZtelevisionin Corp.Shealsoreceivedthe GrandForksfor22yearsbefore company'sPresident'sValues movingintothenewspaper inActionaward.Sheandher business.Johnsonresidesin husband,Steven,liveinGrand Mayville. Forks. scott mahar, '84, '94,hasbeen namedassistantvicepresident ofProgramManagement atCoreLinkAdministrative Solutions.Heandhiswife, Michelle,liveinFargo,N.D. 1986 Terry Johnson, '87,has joinedMinnkotaPower CooperativeinGrandForks asanenvironmentalengineer inthelegalandgovernmental affairsdepartment.Heandhis wife,Wendy,liveinWestFargo, N.D. mark vollmer, '88,current headprincipalatMinot(N.D.) HighSchool-MagicCity Campus,hasbeenappointed assuperintendent.Heandhis wife,melinda (Quiner), '90, liveinMinot. 1989 1990 scott Giesinger, '89,isthe districtmanagerofArcGreater TwinCities'ValueVillageThrift Stores&DonationCenters.He directsateamof400volunteers andemployeeswhoworkatthe fourArclocations.Giesinger currentlyresidesinChamplin, Minn. Jon Backes, '90,receivedthe MinotStateUniversityAlumni Association'sGoldenAward. Heisa1984MSUgraduate anda1990UNDLawSchool graduate.Heandhiswife, Karla,liveinMinot. steven lawson, '90,isthenew executivedirectoratSilverCare CenterinSilverCity,N.M., whereheliveswithhiswife, Lisa. Tamara (davidson) sogard, '87,hasbeenappointedto theWillistonStateCollege FoundationBoardforathreeyearterm.Sheandherhusband, patrick, '82, '86,residein Williston,N.D. 1988 John Harju, '86,hasbeen appointedtotheNational PetroleumCouncilforone term.Membersrepresent allaspectsoftheoilandgas industries.Hecurrentlylivesin GrandForks. REUnIOn This past summer a group of international students got together in San Antonio, Texas. They are (from L-R): Carlos Fiol, '86,'88, Maria Teresa Antelo-Fiol, '87, Michael Kestoras, '84, '86, Maria AlarconFurman, '89, Alicia Bata, '86, '99, Sebastian Espindola, '87, Cecilia Orellana Rojas and Gerardo Enkerlin, '86. robert Foss, '88,was appointedpresidentandchief executiveofficerofNorTexGas StorageCompany,LLC.He currentlyresidesinWoodland, Wash.,withhiswife,Bridgit. www.undalumni.org 47 Please send your news to email@example.com darla romfo, '81,hasbeen namedoneofNewsmax Magazine's2010Heroesforher workwithawardingscholarships tolow-incomechildrenininner cities.ShecurrentlylivesinNew York. 1987 Tom Jacobson, '87,hasbeen awardedthe2010Friendof theChamberawardbythe Alexandria,Minn.,Chamberof Commerce.Heservedonthe Chamber'sboardofdirectors from2003-2009andwasits presidentin2008.Heandhis wife, Joni (Holm), '87,reside inAlexandria. patrick stevens, '88,hasbeen appointedadministratorof Wisconsin'sDepartmentof NaturalResourcesDivisionof AirandWaste.Heresidesin LakeMills,Wis. 1990s Remember when, in 1993, UND vocal performance graduate, Maria Williams, competed and won the regional Metropolitan opera audition? alumninews 1991 1994 1996 paula morin Carter, '91, '97, hasjoinedtheCenterforRural HealthattheUNDSchoolof MedicineandHealthSciences asaresearchspecialistforthe NationalResourceCenteron NativeAmericanAging.She livesinGrandForks. 1992 Kris lengenfelder, '94,isthe presidentofModernMachine WorksinBismarck,N.D., whereheliveswithhiswife, Rebecca.Thefamily-owned businessiscelebratingits100th anniversary. 1995 Kori (sawyer) Erikson, '92, wasnamed2010Occupational TherapistoftheYearbythe NorthDakotaOccupational TherapyAssociation.Thisisthe secondtimeshehasreceivedthis honor.Sheandherhusband, Blaine, '91,resideinBismarck, N.D. Tony weiler, '92, '98,heads theNorthDakotaDepartment ofLabor.Weilergraduatedwith honorsfromtheUNDSchool ofLaw.Heandhiswife,Sheila, liveinBismarck,N.D. monica mayer, '95,thechief medicalofficerandclinical directoroftheQuentinN. BurdickMemorialHealth CenterinBelcourt,N.D.,has beenappointedtoserveona nationaladvisorycommitteeon infantmortality.Shelivesin NewTown,N.D. Gerad paul, '95,isthesenior attorneyinthelegaland governmentalaffairsdepartment atMinnkotaPowerCooperative inGrandForks,whereheresides withhiswife,Misty. spring Bakke, '96,isa developmentcoordinator/ officerwiththeUND AlumniFoundation.Sheis responsibleformanagingthe day-to-dayoperationsfor thechiefdevelopmentofficer andassistingintheoverall fundraisingeffortsofthe Foundation.ShelivesinInkster, N.D. paul davis, '96, '00,hasjoined LakewoodHealthSystemof Staples,Minn.Asaclinical psychologist,Davisworkswith peopleaffectedbyawiderange ofpsychologicalandbehavioral issues. Kenneth Fischer, '96,joins BlueCrossBlueShieldofNorth Dakota,asamedicaldirector ofbehavioralhealthinmedical managementinFargo,N.D., whereheliveswithhiswife, Eunah. Heidi (schoenwald) Gleason, '96,hasjoinedMedcenter OneRehabilitationasan occupationaltherapist.She andherhusband,James,livein Mandan,N.D. 1997 darla (mcQueen) miller, '97, willheadbusinessattraction effortsfortheMinot(N.D.) AreaDevelopmentCorp.She willleadeffortstoattractvalueaddedagriculture,knowledgebasedbusinessesandoil companiestoMinot.Sheand herhusband,Matthew,residein Minot. DRU SJODIn MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Grace Torguson (left) is the recipient of the seventh annual Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship. She is pictured with three previous scholarship winners (from L to R); Seinquis Slater, 2010, Rebecca (Bahnmiller) Grandstrand, 2008, and Alyson Wilhelmi, 2006. 48 lumni Review|summer2011 1999 2001 Barbara (Sherwood) Steadman, '99, is the new Director of Media Relations at Coker College. The college is located in Hartsville, S.C., where she lives. Tanya Vachal, '99, has been awarded a place in Prairie Business' "40 Under 40." She is the manager of Job Service North Dakota in Williston, N.D., where she lives. Maureen Kosiak, '01, is a physician's assistant at Medcenter One Occupational Health Clinic in Dickinson. She resides in Bismarck, N.D. Damian Schlinger, '01, '10, is a walk-in clinic manager for Medcenter One (Bismarck, N.D.) and was recently appointed by the governor's office to the North Dakota board of athletic trainers. He is one of five people appointed to the board and will serve a four-year term. He and his wife, Jennifer (Gienger), '00, '04, reside in Bismarck. Jason Johnson, '03, is the chief financial officer for Starion Financial in Bismarck, N.D., where he resides with his wife, Stacey (Mees), '04. 2004 Shaun Christenson, '04, has joined the Neurology Team at Innovis Health in Fargo, where he and his wife, Dana, live. Brian Fisher, '04, is now a senior manager at Brady Martz and Associates P.C. He and his wife, Amanda (Heth), '03, '05, live in Dickinson, N.D. Bradley Johnson, '04, is a transportation coordinator for Black Gold Potato Sales in Grand Forks. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Manvel, N.D. Justin Ahmann, '04, has joined Ackerman-Estvold Engineering & Management Consulting Inc. as a project engineer. He and his wife, Jessica (Edwards), '03, live in Fargo, N.D. STuDENT AffAiRS Three "generations" of Vice Presidents for Student Affairs pose together at the Student Government Annual Awards banquet this spring. (From left to right) Dr. Robert Boyd, '74, '79, served UND for more than 30 years, Dr. Lori Reesor was recently named as Boyd's replacement and Dr. Gordon Henry, '66, '70, spent 14 years in the position before retiring in 1998. www.undalumni.org 49 Please send your news to firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel Narum, '99, was selected for the prestigious Henry Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by the Council of State Governments. This fellowship program is one of the nation's premier leadership development programs. Narum and his wife, Caroline, live in Lamoure, N.D. 2000s 2003 Remember when, in 2004, music groups, Blues Traveler and Gin Blossoms, played at the annual Spring Concert before exam week? Rebecca (Moen) Behrens, '03, '06, is being inducted into the West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.) Sports Hall of Fame. She still holds the single-season scoring record for basketball at UND. She and her husband, Kyle, '04, reside in Menomonie, Wis. Jon Bogenreif, '04, is the Manager of Internal Audit at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. He has been a member of the company since 2008. He and his wife, Nicole, live in Kent, Minn. alumninews Judith roberts, '04,hasbeen nameddeputystatedirectorfor NorthDakotaCongressman RickBergandwillserveashead ofhisBismarckoffice. Cory steiner, '04, '09,isthe assistantprincipalatWestFargo (N.D.)HighSchoolandwill benamedprincipal,effective thissummer.Heandhiswife, Cindy,liveinWestFargo. michael stromenger, '04, writesanddirectsamurder mysterywebseriestitled "CurtainCall."Heandhiswife, aimee (macarthur), '03,reside inFargo,N.D. Emmett worth, '04,isthe businessdevelopmentand donorrelationsmanagerfor UnitedWayofCass-Clay.He andhiswife,Elizabeth,residein Fargo,N.D. 2006 adam dever, '06,has receivedthehighestaward forachievementforhis participationintheDale CarnegieCourse,whichhe completedinBismarck.The awardrecipientisselectedby theclass.HelivesinBismarck, N.D. scott meyer, '06,hasjoined U.S.BankasaMortgageLoan Officer.MeyerlivesinFargo, N.D. Nicole (anderson) smith, '06,hasjoinedtheOakes (N.D.)PublicSchoolasthe ElementaryCounselorand SADDcoordinator.Sheandher husband,Drew,liveinForman, N.D. Joshua vallely, '06,hasbeen selectedtoserveatwo-yearterm asoneof15membersofthe MarineRetailersAssociation ofAmerica'sYoungLeaders AdvisoryCouncil.Heand hiswife,sarah (Holm), '07, currentlyresideinBismarck, N.D. 2007 Blake schaan, '07,isthe pesticideenforcement supervisorintheNorthDakota DepartmentofAgriculture.He andhiswife,Heather,residein Bismarck,N.D. Chelsea scott, '07,hasjoined WashburnPublicSchoolasa speechteacher.Sheresidesin Bismarck,N.D. Breanna smith, '07,hasjoined KKBOLD'saccountteam.She hasthreeyearsofmarketingand financialplanningexperience withTargetCorp.Sheresidesin Bismarck,N.D. sandra voller, '07, '10,has joinedtheLawOfficeofSmith BakkePorsborgSchweigert& Armstrongasanassociatein Bismarck. 2008 Carrie Foss, '07,isadata technologyspecialistwiththe UNDAlumniAssociationand UNDFoundation.Sheandher husband,Jeffrey,liveinHatton, N.D. Jessica magness, '07,isnow anagentwithWarnerandCo. InsuranceinFargo,whereshe lives. Jessica (mostad) Foss, '08, hasjoinedVogelLawFirm whereshepracticesintheestate planningandprobategroup. Sheandherhusband,sean, '06, liveinMoorhead,Minn. 2009 Jaclyn Tenneson, '09,isnowa staffaccountantatKadrmas,Lee &JacksoninBismarck,N.D. abe winter, '09,haswritten abook,"Memoirsofan UnknownSportswriter... exceptinNorthDakota."Inthe book,thelong-timeBismarck Tribunesportswritertalksabout hisfourdecadesofcovering sportsinthestateandbeyond. WinterlivesinCoralGables, Fla.,withhiswife,Penny.AR DO YOU REMEMBER THE KAMPUS KInGS? The Kampus Kings, who later became known as the Gene Allyn orchestra, were a swing band started in the late `40s that entertained the Grand Forks community and UND. They played at football, men's basketball and hockey games, and traveled for parades and party performances. "We never missed a home game," says Zane Gray, a trombonist in the band from 1947 to 1948. For each dance they played, the student band members were compensated $8 to $10 a person. Their routine when they played a gig was to call out sets of three songs. "It wasn't like now-a-days when you go with one person and dance with them all night. Almost every song, kids would have a different partner," recalls Gray. Some of the more popular songs included "I Love You Tootie," "Prisoner of Love" and "1 o'Clock Jump." And what was the audience reaction? "We were a very good band," Gray brags. "The students loved us." What Gray enjoyed most about playing was the camaraderie of all the people in the band. "We took a plane up to Bismarck, and played at the state capital for the inauguration ball for the governor," Gray recalls of his most fond memory. After his time at UND, Gray studied at Juliard and he eventually became the band director at the University of Connecticut. 50 lumni Review|summer2011 hosTeD by sPonsoreD by The universiTy of norTh DakoTa sioux-Per swing Tour 2011 granD forks King's Walk Golf Course thursday, July 14 Registration: 11 a.m. Shotgun Start: 12:30 p.m. Social: 6 p.m./Dinner: 6:30 p.m. fargo norTh vaLLey/ Park river Hillcrest Golf Club Oxbow Golf & Country Club moNday, JuNe 20 5 - person teams/Cost per person: $135 [green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, & UND gift] Dinner only: $25 Lunch sponsored by Eagle's Crest thursday, JuNe 9 Registration: 11 a.m. Shotgun Start: 12:30 p.m. Social: 5:30 p.m./Dinner: 6:30 p.m. 5 - person teams/Cost per person: $150 [green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, & UND gift] Dinner only: $30 The Robert Trent Jones Jr. Design at Oxbow Golf & Country Club is rated the secondbest golf course in North Dakota. Register early! This tournament is limited to the first 25 teams with payment! DeTroiT Lakes Detroit Country Club Registration: 10 a.m. Shot gun Start: 11 a.m. Social/Dinner: 5 p.m. 5 - person teams/Cost per person: $100 [green fees, lunch, dinner, and UND gift] Dinner only: $20 thursday, July 21 Registration: 10:30 a.m. Shot gun Start: Noon Social: 5:30 p.m./Dinner: 6 p.m. 5 - person teams/Cost per person: $150 [green fees, 2 carts per team, lunch, dinner, and UND gift. Soft spikes only.] Dinner only: $30 Twin CiTies Legends Golf Club, Prior Lake moNday, JuNe 13 Registration: 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start: 1 p.m. Social: 6 p.m./Dinner: 6:30 p.m. 5 - person teams/Cost per person: $150 [green fees, cart, dinner & UND gift] Dinner only: $30 each golfer receives a Free russell athletics Fighting sioux zip up jacket Register at: www.undalumni. org/sps or call 1.800.543.8764 sioux-PeRgala 1 2 3 4 6 5 52 lumniReview|summer2011 on April 29, 467 guests attended the 2011 Sioux-Per Gala. The top-selling item on the live auction was a private air charter trip to the UND men's hockey series in Denver. The trip went for $7,200, which the Ralph Engelstad Arena matched in full. The Sioux-Per Gala is held about every two years to raise money for Impact Scholarships for Fighting Sioux student-athletes. Thank You! 1 Fighting Sioux wide receiver Jarrel Davis, '11, spoke at the 2011 Sioux-Per Gala. "Because of the scholarships you funded, this person who never had enough is able to go to law school," he said. UND Alumni Association employees work at the registration and checkout desk. After multiple hors d'ouevres, dinner catered by Ralph Engelstad Arena featured salad and your choice of crab-stuffed portabella mushroom, bacon-wrapped chicken with honey dijon glaze or filet with mushroom bordelaise sauce with three kinds of dessert. The silent auction featured an array of collectible Fighting Sioux memorabilia. Sadie's Couture Floral and Event Stylings donated the beautiful centerpieces that adorned the tabletops. The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center underwent a transformation, and was decorated to the nines for the evening. These Fighting Sioux student-athletes worked at the 2011 Sioux-Per Gala, and thank all who participated for their support. Guests visit during the social hour. This wall art was among the Fighting Sioux items on the silent auction. Happy Harry's Bottle Shops provided complimentary Angel's Landing wine for guests throughout the event. Representatives of the Pride of the North Band played "Stand Up And Cheer" before the auction. The Sioux-Per Gala silent auction featured everything from children's toys to helicopter rides above the Red River Valley. UND Foundation representatives Sigrid Letcher, Alyssa Shirek, `06, and Spring Bakke, `96, presented Sioux-Per Squares, a new game at the Sioux-Per Gala this year. Sioux-Per Squares featured chances to win $500 cash, two bottles of oakville East wine, or a men's basketball package. 2 3 7 8 9 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 11 13 10 12 Signature Sponsor brought to you by: www.undalumni.org 53 alumninews ADDITIOnS 1 derek Knutson, '01,andEmily (moehring) Knutson, '05,Salol, Minn.,welcomedason,Drew,on Jan.8. Heidi (silbernagel) rieck '02, andherhusband,Christopher,of Chandler,Ariz.,hadbabyElleGrace onDec.15. Tom Hausmann, '07,andhiswife, Amanda,ofJamestown,N.D., welcomedason,EzraThomas,born Jan.21. KassidyJohnson,bornOct.17,is picturedwithherbigbrotherEthan, 3.TheirparentsareChadandmarie (Keller) Johnson, '03,ofBismarck, N.D. andrew, '02andmeg (Johnson) Barker, '03andbigbrotherDillon, welcomedPresleeJaetotheirfamily onJuly28.TheyliveinDetroit Lakes,Minn. disa (Hillstrom) daucsavage '99, '00,andherhusband,Trevor Daucsavage,alongwithbigbrother Taylorwelcomedonegirl,Addilyn, andthreeboys,Seth,Oliver,and Micah,intothefamilyonMarch16. TheyresideinNewLondon,Minn. Christopher, '03,andBrook (Ekstrom) smith, '01, '03,of Atlanta,Ga.,welcomedtheirson, ParkerSebastian,onJan.29.He joinsbigbrotherIsaiah,20months. 1 2 addition or d like your next If you woul uded in the be incl solution lebration to ce high-re iew, send a alumni.net. Alumni Rev review@und to alumni photo k or mobile pt Faceboo do not acce lished in We s will be pub ed, loads. Photo up were receiv which they the order in e discretion at th itting, and space perm e look iew staff. W ev ! of Alumni R u celebrate helping yo forward to 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 6 7 54 lumni Review|summer2011 8 6 7 9 Lara (Blubaugh) Storm, '00, and her husband, Jon-Erik, of Los Osos, Calif., welcomed their son, Asher, on Aug. 21. This picture was taken just before the UND vs. Michigan game of the Frozen Four. Joel Bird, '99, and his wife, Jennifer, are the proud parents of Oliver DeLane, born on March 6. In the photo are Lylianah, Skylar (holding Oliver) and Gabriella. The Bird family lives in Bismarck, N.D. Ryan, '00, and Katharine Pullis, '02, welcomed their new baby girl, Liliana Kahikikalaokalani, on Feb. 17. They live in San Francisco, Calif. Jason, '00, and Tara (Hilscher) Decker, '00, are proud parents of Brynn (left) and Brystol (right). The Deckers live in West Fargo, N.D. 10 8 9 11 10 11 in memoriam 1930s Edward v. lahr Jr, ..'32, Bismarck James C. Johnson, md, '34, '35, RanchoMirage,Calif. Geneva E. (sanders) Crow, '35, Wichita,Kan. George H. seaworth, '35, Bismarck lucille r. (radke) Fostvedt, md, '36, '38, PalmSprings,Calif. doris i. dale, ..'37, Bowman,N.D. Elaine s. (allen) rice, ..'37, Leesville,S.C. mary Jane (madden) Topic, '37, CedarRapids,Iowa Elmer s. Quammen, '38, JeffersonCity,Mo. alice (paige) sheppard, '38, GrandForks rachel m. (schoenig) davis, '39, Emporia,Kan. angela H. (Hogan) rector, '39, Billings,Mont. alyce J. (Grossman) strausbaugh, ..'39, GrandForks 1940's G. leonard Hammar, '40, pocatello, Idaho mary lou J. (de moully) Kojancik, '40, Wibaux,Mont. H. lorraine lund, ..'40, GrandForks r. Bray mercil, ..'40, GrandForks lorne C. miller, '40, '53, Bemidji,Minn. mary a. (mcpherson) yoke, '41, Corvallis,Ore. Elsie H. (Treichel) Gerner, '42, Blackduck,Minn. michael J. Bossert, '43, Minot,N.D. lowell E. Boyum, md, '43, '44, Stillwater,Minn. Edward l. porter, '43, Pueblo,Colo. Clarence J. ressler, '43, Pittsburgh,Pa. Katherine (Flinspach) Carlton, '45, Auburn,Wash. Henry p. staub, md, '45, Minneapolis Florence C. (Brady) youngern, '45, GrandForks dr. russell l. Chapman, ..'46, Bismarck Betty J. (Jackson) mathews, '47, Indianapolis,Ind. Norbert H. lange, '48, '49, Plattsburgh,N.Y. arthur J. semotan Jr, ..'48, LongBeach,Calif. william m. simpson, '48, Pittsburgh,Pa. lee a. Tvedten, ..'48, Madison,Wis. John r. Frost, md, '49, SunCityWest,Ariz. l.a. Goodrich Jr, ..'49, Bellevue,Wash. levi F. olsen, '49, Phoenix,Ariz. vincent r. powers, '49, Hamilton,Mont. dr. E. robert ramberg, ..'49, GrandForks Bernice a. (Kerestes) rehder, ..'49, Warren,Minn. rev. william l. vaswig, ..'49, Issaquah,Wash. 56 lumni Review|summer2011 1950's John a. Banik, '50, Houston Harold E. Fischer, dds, ..'50, Elgin,Iowa paul C. Flurer, '50, Bismarck Creighton C. Gilbertson, '50, Roseville,Minn. ralph J. Grieve, '50, Corvallis,Ore. paul o. larson, '50, PebbleBeach,Calif. shirley m. (suhs) mielke, ..'50, Frankfort,Ill. leonard J. olson, '50, Soldotna,Alaska Bernard o. sateren, '50, Fargo alice s. (acevedo) Chernich, ..'51, Mather,Calif. Johnny J. Klingenberg, '51, Jamestown,N.D. alvern G. Toso, '51, ChulaVista,Calif. Carl G. wellsandt, '51, Roseville,Calif. arthur J. Busch, '52, Indialantic,Fla. Gordon Kunz, ..'52, Sykeston,N.D. leslie J. (melby) Egan, '53, Clancy,Mont. donald d. dorn, '54, Bemidji,Minn. richard d. strand, '54, FergusFalls,Minn. william J. Tucker, '51, '54, Edmond,Okla. albert `mel' Christopher, '55, ChevyChase,Md. H. linnea Hanson, '55, Madison,Conn. robert d. Johnson, '55, Moorhead,Minn. rev. Curtis a. olimb, '55, GrandForks ramon d. upsahl, '55, Bellevue,Wash. allan J. williamson, '54, '55, Menasha,Wis. Jerome Berg, '56, Mayville,N.D. Gerald K. Carlson, '53, '56, Bradenton,Fla. Erling d. davidson, '56, Woodbury,Minn. donald F. Napper, '56, Fargo Carl E. Emmerich, '53, '57, Charleston,Ill. mark F. purdy, '57, Minot,N.D. denis l. russell, '57, WestVancouver,British Columbia,Canada wayne E. anderson, '58, SunCityWest,Ariz. Cmdr. Cliffton G. Jacoby, ..'58, Bellevue,Neb. Gordon N. Klabo, '58, ValleyCity,N.D. marilyn l. (sherman) whitmore, '58, Bedford,Pa. donald w. lawston, '59, Hemet,Calif. lt. Col. James a. rasmusson (ret.), '59, Augusta,Ga. roger d. rohloff, '59, Eugene,Ore. 1960s ronald d. affeldt, ..'60, Bismarck Neil o. arntzen, '60, Bottineau,N.D. Bruce l. Baumann, ..'60, Rugby,N.D. vita s. (valdens) murdoch,'60, SantaBarbara,Calif. dr. F. leslie pavek, '52, '60, '68, Fargo donald C. weaver, '60, Riverside,Calif. dr. merril Berg, '61, Cooperstown,N.D. Charles w. Birkholz, ..'61, Rosholt,S.D. George w. Bohn, '61, FloweryBranch,Ga. roger Buckhaus, '62, '72, SanMarcos,Calif. Glayde m. Cory, '62, GrandForks o. John larson, ..'62, Rochester,Minn. lester J. Trnka, '62, '66, Fargo John F. alleman, '63, Amherst,Wis. richard E. dahl, ..'63, GrandForks John m. Erickson, '63, Warrensburg,Mo. melinda G. (lum) Hellekson, '63, EastGrandForks Kathy (Hohn) mcFarlen, '63, CastleRock,Colo. dr. david l. sande, ..'63, GrandForks dr. Gale o. Teske, '63, '69, Mesa,Ariz. Herman o. volden, '63, WestFargo,N.D. Kenneth o. Bolstad, '64, ValleyCity,N.D. william w. Cobb Jr, ..'64, Wilsonville,Ore. Timothy a. Bonlie, ..'65, GrandForks Katherine E. (Nitschke) switzer, ..'65, Gloucester,Ontario,Canada mary r. (zikmund) dobson, '66, '80, GrandForks susan s. (macCallum) mcTaggart, ..'66, Williams,Minn. william E. sullivan, '66, Janesville,Wis. david w. pramhus, '67, Fargo Herbert C. Tinnes, '67, PriorLake,Minn. msGT donald r. van Hoff, ..'67, Fredericksburg,Va. Hiram E. woosley, Jr, '67, Houston,Texas william C. Bessire, '68, Fargo wayne r. Johnson, '68, Mandan,N.D. Craig m. woodward, ..'68, Jamestown,N.D. Kenneth E. Hegle, ..'69, Minot,N.D. michael T. williams, '69, Seattle 1970s maurice C. Breen, '70, FortDodge,Iowa marvin l. Carter, '70, DevilsLake,N.D. Col. Glenn a. mcConnell, ..'70, Accomac,Va. Joan l. (Hillis) parrish, '70, Deadwood,S.D. wendy m. (simonsen) simonsen, ..'70, Bismarck Beverly a. (mcFaddin) ullrich, '70, Destin,Fla. Kenneth G. Eastman, '71, SunCity,Ariz. shirley m. (Barnell) lommen, ..'71, GrandForks Terry l. solbakken, '71, Fargo dr. marianne E. (reinsch) Frye, '72, Wascott,Wis. douglas d. Grenz, ..'72, Bismarck Janice (Erickson) leeds, '72, JeffersonCity,Mo. Carole a. wald, '72, BrooklynPark,Minn. Connie r. (Johnson) Borboa, '73, Larimore,N.D. roy w. Finck, '74, Spokane,Wash. lois a. (siegfried) pleets, '74, '86, Mandan,N.D. seemann F. Baugh, '75, '78, Longmont,Colo. James H. Bushaw, '75, Columbia,Mo. Julie m. poykko-post, '76, Lincoln,Neb. marilyn r. Bjerke, '76, '90, Citra,Fla. Colleen a. settingsgard, '78, Alameda,Calif. randall m. wilson, '79, Gilbert,Ariz. 1980s david p. anderson, '80, Steelton,Pa. Janyce a. (Bjorg) Haugen, ..'81, Audubon,Minn. rita (Belt) Galloway, ..'82, ParkRapids,Minn. ronald d. Thompson, '82, GrandForks matthew w. malm, '86, '95, GrandForks scott E. manz, '86, Ogden,Utah scott J. allen, '87, BigSpring,Texas lorraine m. (Keplin) Crissler, ..'88, Belcourt,N.D. Terry r. peasland, '88, Frederick,Md. 1990s patricia a. sullivan, '90, Minneapolis patrick J. mach, '91, Minto,N.D. marilyn a. (Nelson) Nurnberger, '97, Velva,N.D. Faculty/Staff david J. Hassett, GrandForks dr. James a. stewart, pembroke, Ontario,Canada Hazel l. Brown, Burien,Wash. leslie w. Haug, GrandForks Teresa (lindblad) Numedahl, GrandForks Friends James p. Carlson, GrandForks ray Haltli, Thompson,N.D. doris i.E. (overby) Johnson, Milnor,N.D. dr. william p. Keig Jr, Naples,Fla. doris Koenig, Chestnutridge,Mo. Elizabeth Kratt, Minneapolis Charlotte B. lewis, GrandForks ann m. lochner, Minneapolis marian locken, TrabucoCanyon,Calif. Clayton paulson, GrandForks ann Colle rogers, Oakland,Calif. rosalie Talbert, Falmouth,Mass. robert r. viau, GrandForks Two periods (..) before the date indicates a person attended UnD up to that year, but did not graduate from the university. ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� You're Invited The UND Alumni Association Annual Meeting is at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. All alumni and friends are welcome. A ton of activities are being planned for Oct. 17-23 for UND Homecoming 2011! Connect with alumni, tour campus or take part in a 5K/10K Walk & Run. Those are just some of the fun things planned for the week leading up to Saturday's football game with Cal Poly. Find out more at www.undalumni.org/homecoming2011. Help Us Solve a Mystery �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� A package arrived at the UND Alumni Association this winter containing a UND class ring and a note saying it had been found years ago in Wisconsin by the author's mother. The woman had kept it in a jewelry box all this time, and now the hope is the owner can finally be tracked down. The ring belongs to a male graduate who got his Bachelor of Science degree in 1969. The ring has a sapphire stone, which could denote a September birthday. Are you missing your class ring? Has a family member talked about losing theirs in Wisconsin? If so, e-mail us at email@example.com. 2011 Alumni Review: Abigail Vetter, Scott Demianew, Lisa WutzkeBleth, LeRoy W. Stuber and Rebecca L. Lawler all won a prize package from the Alumni Association. Don't forget to try to find the flame R e ie w summer 2011 58 lu m n i onvthe |cover of this issue! Find the Flame Winners! from the Spring Find the flame winners ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Sioux Fans Invade St. Paul! Homecoming 2011 It may have been our largest alumni event ever. More than 3,000 fans enjoyed the pre-game party at the RiverCenter in St. Paul before the Frozen 4 game between UND and Michigan. ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Correction In a list of donors in the Spring 2011 Alumni Review, Timothy D. Keating was incorrectly identified as Captain. His actual rank is Admiral. We apologize for the error. Summer at the University of North Dakota is for everyone. There are many opportunities to earn additional academic credits or update your credentials. Summer camps are available for children, as well as cultural events for the whole family. The latest information on events, activities and classes for all ages is available on our web site. 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