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The Gorecki Alumni Center is built to be the most energy efficient building in North Dakota.
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ALUMNI REVIEW • VOL. 95 NO. 4 • W INTER 2012
6 Grand and Green The Gorecki Alumni Center shines in its campus debut. BY MILO SMITH
12 Community Asset The Gorecki Alumni Center offers space for a variety of gatherings. BY MILO SMITH
14 UND Green From solar panels to geothermal wells, the Gorecki Alumni Center is North Dakota’s greenest building. BY JUAN PEDRAZA
18 Brick by Brick
Generosity of UND’s alumni made the alumni center a reality. BY ALYSSA SHIREK
departments 4 Message from the Executive VP/CEO
The dawning of a new era for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.
22 What’s New News from around campus.
23 President’s Letter Exciting times at UND.
32 Campaign News
Multimillion-dollar donations make a big splash.
42 Alumni News News from around campus.
48 In Memoriam Find the Flame: We’ve cleverly hidden the UND flame somewhere on our cover (hint: it’s not the one in the Alumni Association logo). Find it for a chance to win a prize! Simply e-mail AlumniReview@undalumni.net and give a detailed description of the flame’s location. Subject line: Found the flame. We’ll let you know if you’ve won.
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THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA Vol . 93 No. 4 • Winter 2010
Executive Vice President and CEO Tim O’Keefe, ’71
Dear alumni & friends, “Welcome to the Gorecki Alumni Center.” On Friday, Oct. 12, I had the great fortune to say those words as we formally opened the stateof-the-art Gorecki Alumni Center at the dedication ceremony celebrating the new building during Homecoming 2012. Every great university has a signature alumni center celebrating the history of its institution and the accomplishments of its alumni, and now the University of North Dakota has a world-class, welcoming gateway to campus. Ben and Dorothy Gorecki’s signature $5 million gift led the way to making this beautiful facility possible, and it is a shining example of the impact of philanthropy at UND and throughout Greater Grand Forks. During my remarks at the Grand Opening, I asked people to think about what our campus would look like without the generous donations of people like Chester Fritz, Ralph Engelstad, Kenneth Hyslop, the Goreckis and so many others. Philanthropy changes the world in which we live in so many significant ways, and the spirit of giving is what separates our country, our culture, from the rest of the world! That spirit of giving continues to shine brightly through North Dakota Spirit | The Campaign for UND. With roughly 14 months left in the campaign, commitments have passed $290 million as we climb toward our $300 million goal. Many were skeptical when this goal was set six years ago, but the generous “North Dakota Spirit” of passionate, loyal investors from around the world is reshaping our campus in so many positive ways. In just the past three months, we’ve had a couple more transformational examples of the impact philanthropy is making at UND. This fall, UND received two $10 million gifts. The first came from Altru Health System in Grand Forks, jump-starting the fundraising effort for the UND Athletics Complex (see p. 32). A little over a month ago, oilman Harold Hamm donated $10 million to create the School of
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Petroleum Geology in his name, addressing an area of key growth within the College of Engineering & Mines and a critical need within our state’s economy (see p. 34). Much of this issue of the Alumni Review is dedicated to informing you about the many wonderful features of the Gorecki Alumni Center. You’ll read all about the Grand Opening celebration, learn more about the energy efficient touches that were incorporated into its construction to make it the first building in North Dakota to strive for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design [LEED] Platinum certification, and you’ll also learn more about the Goreckis and other investors who made this building a reality. The Grand Opening was the highlight of Homecoming 2012, but it was hardly the only event on campus. You’ll find photos that document the excitement of Homecoming 2012 on pages 38-39. The Sioux Award banquet was again a highlight of Homecoming week, especially since, thanks to a Sponsor-a-Student effort, 50 current UND students were able to attend and be inspired by this year’s recipients. As Homecoming 2012 fades into history, and as we begin to settle into the Gorecki Alumni Center, we’re already looking forward to another dynamic Homecoming next year when we’ll celebrate the conclusion of the North Dakota Spirit Campaign. Because of our amazing alumni and friends, we will surely break through the $300 million goal and move beyond in spectacular fashion, benefiting UND’s passionate students, inspirational educators, innovative programs, and extraordinary places. I hope you’ll not only join us then, but please take the opportunity to stop by and see the incredible Gorecki Alumni Center. You will be very proud — and, we actually have parking! Happy Holidays, and the best in 2013! Sincerely,
Tim O’Keefe, ’71 Executive Vice President and CEO UND Alumni Association & Foundation E‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor Milo Smith Designer Sam Melquist Contributing Writers Alyssa Shirek, ‘06 David Dodds, ‘98 Juan Pedraza, ‘02 Emily Aasand Kate Menzies Contributing Photography Jackie Lorentz Shawna Noel Widdel Milo Smith BOARD OF DIRECTORS UND Alumni Association Chair Carolyn Becraft, ’66 Vice Chair Kris Compton, ’77 UND Foundation Chair Al Royse, ’72, ’73, ’76 Vice Chair Jody Feragen, ’78 Directors: Jill Burchill, ’76; Rick Burgum, ’68; Steve Burian, ’90, ’92; Marc Chorney, ’81; Mark Fliginger, ’74; Phil Gisi, ‘82; Bart Holaday, HON ’06; Chuck Kluenker; Linda Laskowski, ’72, ’73; Rob Mitchell, ‘74; Lauris Molbert, ’80, ’83; Jennifer Neppel, ’86; Carrie McIntyre Panetta, ’88; Fernanda Philbrick, ’94, ‘96; Doug Podolak, ’72; Cathy Rydell, ’88; Lisa Wheeler, ’75, ’82; and Terri Zimmerman, ’85. Ex Officio: Laura Block, ’81, ’10; Alice Brekke, ’79, ’87; Robert O. Kelley; Tim O’Keefe, ’71; Paul LeBel; and Lori Reesor. 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.
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GRAND AND GREEN
The Gorecki Alumni Center presents a welcoming front door to campus.
GRAND AND Ben, ‘62, ‘63, and Dorothy Gorecki donated $5 million to the building that now bears their name.
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GREEN THE GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER IS DEDICATED AS NORTH DAKOTA’S GREENEST BUILDING, AND UND’S NEW WELCOME CENTER. By Milo Smith Photos by Shawna Noel Widdel
GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER
he design team for the Gorecki Alumni Center had a tall order: • Create a building that linked UND’s storied past to the optimism of a bright future. • Have it be a signature building with a ‘wow’ factor as a welcoming center for prospective students and their families. • Elevate the presence of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation on campus and provide a welcoming space for the University’s 115,000 alumni. • And, by the way, design it to be the most energy efficient building ever constructed in North Dakota.
A TALL ORDER INDEED!
But the hundreds of people who attended the grand opening for the Gorecki Alumni Center during Homecoming 2012 would have to agree that the architects hit a home run on every point. “It really is a beautiful building, a beautiful building,” said North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, ‘88, echoing the thoughts of the many well-wishers at the grand opening celebration. “There is so much excitement in the air today as we dedicate this landmark on the University of North Dakota campus,” said Tim O’Keefe, ’71, Executive Vice President and CEO of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. “The Gorecki Alumni Center
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The Gorecki Alumni Center is home to the UND Alumni Association & Foundation and UND Admissions.
is UND’s first-ever welcome center, the showcase gateway to the University, a place for the campus and community to come together, and a front door that welcomes students, their parents, alumni, and friends.”
Those prospective students will see the Gorecki Alumni Center as the front door to campus because the offices of UND Admissions are housed in the new building along with the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. Admissions conducts tours of campus during the recruitment of prospective students. The department
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was formed by the merger of Enrollment Services, Admissions and The Link, which had offices in three different buildings on campus before coming together in the Gorecki Alumni Center. “We are excited about the synergies that will be created with the new Office of Admissions and our enhanced partnership with the UND Alumni Association & Foundation through shared space in the Gorecki Alumni Center,” said Lori Reesor, UND Vice President of Student Affairs. “We believe this new department located in a beautiful new building will allow us to serve our prospective students and families more effectively. It allows us to share the UND spirit of our campus and alumni with our visitors.”
The Gorecki Alumni Center also gives alumni a distinct home on campus. “This Homecoming Week, as we say ‘Welcome home,’ the words have a whole new meaning,” said UND President Robert Kelley. “This wonderful new building will truly be a welcoming home here on campus for prospective and current UND students, families, community members, alumni and friends. We are so proud, and so grateful, to be able to call this wonderful building ‘home.’ Welcome to UND — and welcome home.”
The Gorecki Alumni Center was built entirely with donated funds (see story on p. 18). In that way, it reflects not only the generosity of current alumni, but also celebrates the role of philanthropy on campus and in the community. O’Keefe urged the audience to imagine what the campus and Grand Forks might look like if not for the generosity of investors like Chester Fritz, Ralph Engelstad, Kenneth Hyslop, and many more. He pointed out that a new Grand Forks wellness center, Choice Health & Fitness, was entirely funded by private donations, and two large gifts, from Harold Hamm and Altru Health System, had recently been made to the North Dakota Spirit Campaign (see pp. 32 -35). “This extraordinary generosity of so very many is evident throughout this incredible community,” O’Keefe said, “And this extraordinary place is a permanent tribute to all who have partnered in North Dakota Spirit | The Campaign for UND, as well as an everlasting tribute to UND’s more than 115,000 alumni.”
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Tim O’Keefe, ‘71, Executive VP & CEO of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, welcomes the standing-room-only crowd to the Grand Opening of the Gorecki Alumni Center on Oct. 12.
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Ben, ’62, ’63, and Dorothy Gorecki, who contributed $5 million to the construction of the building that bears their name, received a sustained standing ovation at the grand opening ceremony. “When we broke ground a year and a half ago, it was hard to imagine this building,” said Dorothy Gorecki. “And that we are sitting in all three floors of it and it’s just wonderful.” Ben Gorecki said he was proud to be able to help his alma mater build the alumni center, and he made one request of those in attendance. “I have to ask this room for some help,” he said. “It’s got the name on it, Gorecki. But we have a problem in that most of the people pronounce it wrong. So I’m asking when you say the name Gorecki Alumni Center, you’ll pronounce it right. Thank you.” (For the record, the name is pronounced guh-rets’-key.) “I have to say it is just overwhelming,” Dorothy said. “That’s just about all I can say about it. It is just lovely. And I hope that every student who comes through these doors in the future has good luck and God bless them all.”
The grand opening celebration was held in the Gransberg Community Room, named for LEED Platinum donors Glen, ‘59, ‘61, and Janice Gransberg. Later that evening, a special donor dinner in the room was highlighted by a special video tribute to Glen, who passed away in October of 2011. “Glen was a very kind, sensitive, humble, unassuming person,” his friend Lyle Long said in the video. “He was a humble guy. He would not be out looking for attention. He looked around for ‘Where I can best leave my resources to do the most good?’” The Gransberg Community Room is a visual testament to Glen’s vision of an environmentally sustainable future. It is surrounded on three sides by two-story-tall walls of glass. One of the tenets of a LEED Platinum building is to bring daylight to 90 percent of a building’s occupants. In the office spaces, that means lots of windows and glass walls. In the Gransberg Community Room, it can sometimes mean too much of a good thing. With sunlight streaming in as the sun moved lower in the sky during the late afternoon grand opening ceremony, those in the front rows were shielding their eyes from the intruding bright light. Just then, as if by magic, but actually by remote control, large sun-filtering shades silently lowered from the ceiling. It was another ‘wow’ moment in a day filled with them. AR
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GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER
THE GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER OFFERS SPACE FOR EVENTS OF ALL SIZES. By Milo Smith Photos by Shawna Noel Widdel
mpressive. That’s the prevailing opinion of those seeing the Gorecki Alumni Center for the first time. “We’ve had really good feedback from those who have attended events,” said Spring Bakke, ‘96, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Gorecki Alumni Center. “Besides the big crowds here for the grand opening weekend events, we’ve also hosted corporate and campus organization meetings, prospective student orientations, and even a poetry reading. Everyone has commented on how modern and inviting the building is.” The largest space, at 3,330 square feet, is the Gransberg Community Room. It can be set up to seat 170 people for dinner. As a meeting room, it can hold about 200 with a stage and 220 without. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls add a dramatic flair to the highend space. “The Gransberg Community room is unlike anything else on campus, and that is by design,” said Tim O’Keefe, executive vice president and CEO of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. “We really wanted to provide a place for events that have had to go off campus for lack of this kind of accommodation.”
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One of the goals of the Gorecki Alumni Center is to bridge the gap between the Greater Grand Forks community and the campus. Therefore, space in the building is not reserved only for university and alumni use. Anyone can rent a room. “We anticipate that we’ll get a lot of requests for wedding receptions in the building,” said Bakke. “It’s a natural fit for the dozens of weddings that are held in the Hopper Danley Spiritual Center on campus.” Several other spaces in the building will accommodate smaller groups. The Hyslop Alumni Lounge can seat 30 for a banquet or conference meeting. The Burgum Presidential Suite can seat 16 for a board meeting or first-class dinner. “We have a five-star kitchen on site with a list of preferred caterers and alcohol providers,” said Bakke. “We can really accommodate just about any kind of food or beverage request, and we have video, audio and computer technology available in many of the spaces to handle any type of meeting needs.” For less formal gatherings, the large Great River Energy Terrace offers a casual space for up to 100 people. The Grand Lobby can also host receptions. Another unexpected amenity is ample parking. A large lot right next to the building is dedicated to Gorecki Alumni Center events. It all adds up to what the staff hopes will be a high-end experience for those planning events and those in attendance. “Our goal is to create memorable events,” said Bakke. “We want people to be blown away by the building, and blown away by their experience inside its glass walls.” AR
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FEATURE UND GREEN
UND DEDICATES GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER WITH ‘GREEN’ FANFARE
By Juan Pedraza Photos by Milo Smith
ITH THE DEDICATION OF THE GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER, the University of North Dakota and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation displayed their enduring commitment to several key principles of sustainability: energy efficiency, a people-friendly working environment, and a reduced carbon footprint. UND is consistently listed as one of the greenest colleges by independent sources. The Alumni Association & Foundation used the grand opening event to showcase UND’s leadership in this area: the Gorecki Alumni Center is believed to be the first alumni center in the country built to LEED Platinum standards. (Though built to LEED Platinum standards, it’s not yet certified. LEED certification requires a separate application once the facility is completed and open for business.) The opening of the Gorecki Alumni Center dovetails appropriately with UND’s ongoing commitment to sustainability on campus, underscored by President Robert Kelley’s reaffirming UND’s participation in the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
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HOW BUILDINGS QUALIFY
According to the U.S. Green Building Council’s website, LEED is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance. LEED standards aim at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. LEED-certified buildings are designed, among other goals, to cut operating cost; reduce waste; conserve energy and water; be healthier and safer for occupants; and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Energy savings Among the many ways in which the Gorecki Center fulfills the University’s sustainability commitment is its own “green power” through solar photovoltaic panels on the roof. These will provide supplemental electricity to the facility, projected to total 7 percent or more of the building’s annual electric power usage. Alternative transportation “We wanted to encourage employees to walk or bike to work,” said Rebecca Molldrem, AIA, LEED AP, an architect at JLG Architects. Molldrem also is chair and regional representative for USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) North Dakota Chapter. “We installed bicycle racks and changing rooms with showers are located in the lower level of the building to encourage walking and bicycling to work.
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Part of the LEED standard is close access to public transportation and preferred parking spots for low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles and for employees that choose to carpool.” Storage and collection of recyclables A room in the lower level of the Gorecki Alumni Center is designated for the collection and storage of recyclables. The intent is to facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that is hauled to and disposed of in landfills. The center collects and recycles paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastic and metals. Water use reduction There is a water use reduction of about 40 percent from the baseline calculated for the building. The system utilizes water fixtures that are low-flow and in the case of the men’s room urinals, no-flow. With all of this in place, the Gorecki Alumni Center is set to save about 50,000 gallons of water every year. Low-emitting (low-e) materials The nature of the air quality within a building affects the health and well-being of the occupants and can affect productivity and comfort. An Indoor Air Quality Management Plan was incorporated to oversee the use of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) during construction and before occupancy. VOCs are known to be cancerous in high amounts. The plan included evaluation of products such as adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring materials, composite wood and system furniture and seating.
LIGHTING AND THERMAL CONTROLS
Lighting and thermal controls The Gorecki Alumni Center uses daylight controls that monitor lighting electricity usage through the use of hardware and automatic lighting control software. This optimizes activation using scheduling and occupancy sensors. In addition, 90 percent of the building’s occupants have access to natural light and a view to the outside. In offices with ample daylight, photocells are used to shut off lights. The Center also uses compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, which will save about $45 per light when compared to similar incandescent light bulbs. Along with the lighting controls, occupants can adjust office temperatures to their liking. Building materials The Construction Waste Management program ensured that 75 percent of the construction waste was recycled or salvaged. Also, any existing trees that were removed from the site were saved and used in the building (for example, the wood trim around the fireplace). Landscaping At least 50 percent of the building site is covered with native or adaptive habitat, which doesn’t require watering. A blend of six lawn grasses decreases the lawn’s dependency on maintenance, so there is no irrigation system on site. The trees around the site were selected for their color and disease resistance, and were coordinated with campus staff for hardiness and impact. On site, storm water is harvested below the parking lot in storage structures and slowly released from the site, allowing larger landscaped areas. Lastly, the permeable outdoor seating areas assist in storm water infiltration by using a granite aggregate, rather than poured concrete. Geothermal system The cooling system for the Gorecki Alumni Center is ground source geothermal, which utilizes water heat pumps, water-toair heat pumps, and energy recovery for exhaust and outside air exchange. The ground source geothermal system includes a well field with 142 wells drilled 210 feet deep. Geothermal pumps are more efficient, safer, quieter and healthier than alternative energy systems. There are two air handling units in the system, the second of which is responsible for catching the exhaust from bathrooms and such; it recovers heat and energy before releasing the air outside.
WATER USE REDUCTION
Most building systems simply release the air outside. The building also has variable frequency drivers, which monitor building-wide temperature and maintain comfortable heating and cooling levels while also conserving energy. Traditional systems simply turn on or off. Green cleaning products Janitorial paper products and trash bags at the Gorecki Alumni Center meet sustainable requirements. The products are derived from rapidly renewable resources made from tree-free fibers. Among many other sustainability initiatives in this area, all janitorial cleaning equipment used in the building complies with Green Seal or Environmental Choice standards. Hand soaps contain no antimicrobial agents except where required by health codes or other regulations (e.g., food service, health care requirements). Food and catering UND Dining Services is one of the preferred caterers for the Gorecki Alumni Center. With UND’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, Dining Services has undertaken many of their own initiatives to promote environmental awareness and sustainability on campus, including their work within the Gorecki Alumni Center. Their initiatives include working to incorporate Lean Path, a waste tracking system into their three dining centers. UND Food Services also foster strong relationships with local and regional food growers and manufacturers; this has allowed Dining Services, when possible, to increase their use of local and regionally produced food products. Additionally, waste kitchen grease is recycled, and through the efforts of Midwest Grease of Redwood Falls, Minn., reused as either bio-fuels or animal feed.
THE BOTTOM LINE
As these efforts add up, they create an excellent example of an environmentally responsible and forward-looking building. “This is more than checking doors and windows; it’s checking all the connections and pipes, to assure there are no air leaks, it’s about water use efficiency, it’s about a people friendly work environment, and about the many other elements of a facility built to LEED Platinum standards,” said Molldrem. AR
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THANK YOU DONORS
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BENEDICT & DOROTHY GORECKI ELIZABETH KRATT ESTATE GLEN & JANICE GRANS RICK & JODY BURGUM HYSLOP FAMILY MARK & CINDY FLIGINGER JIM & BARBAR HELEN B. FAIT B. JOHN BARRY; LINDA & MARK PANCRATZ AL & BARB OLSON; CATH CHUCK RYDELL HELEN DAHL GREG & SUSAN OPP GREAT RIVER ENERGY BALD FAMILY COMMUNITY CONTRACTORS LAURIS MOLBERT FAMILY JLG ARCHITEC VALLEY DAIRY - MONICA, MARK, MEGAN, & MADISON MUSICH KEITH & STEPHANIE R DR. JOHN & KAREN GRAY HON. RODNEY & BETTY WEBB OBERMILLER-NELSON EN CUSTOM AIRE, INC CARLA J. CHRISTOFFERSON DOUGLAS & KATIE MARK DAVID DAVID & GAY SHEMORRY WILLIAMSON RALPH KROGFOSS JIM KACK FAMILY MA RITA, JIM, PEGGY & PAT TRAYNOR BLUE MOOSE BAR & GRILL XCEL ENERGY LIND LASKOWSKI BENEDICT & DOROTHY GORECKI ELIZABETH KRATT ESTATE GLE GRANSBERG RICK & JODY BURGUM HYSLOP FAMILY MARK & CINDY FLIGINGER BARBARA WILLIAMS HELEN B. FAIT B. JOHN BARRY; LINDA & MARK PANCRATZ A OLSON; CATHY & CHUCK RYDELL HELEN DAHL GREG & SUSAN OPP GREAT RIVE BALDWIN FAMILY COMMUNITY CONTRACTORS LAURIS MOLBERT FAMILY JLG PHILANTHROPY OF UND’S ALUMNI AND FRIENDS VALLEY DAIRY - MONICA, MARK, MEGAN, & MADISON MUSICH KEITH & STEPHANIE R BUILDS NEW&GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER. DR. JOHN & KAREN GRAY HON. RODNEY BETTY WEBB OBERMILLER-NELSON EN By Alyssa Shirek CUSTOM AIRE, INC CARLA J. CHRISTOFFERSON DOUGLAS & KATIE MARK DAVID DAVID & GAY SHEMORRY WILLIAMSON RALPH KROGFOSS JIM KACK FAMILY MA uring& thePAT Grand Opening of the Gorecki Alumni Ben and& Dorothy proudly donned UND RITA, JIM, PEGGY TRAYNOR BLUE MOOSE BAR GRILL XCELtheirENERGY LIND Center, the UND Alumni Association & Foundation Homecoming gear all weekend, and were honored as honored the investors brought the privately funded Grand Marshals of the Homecoming LASKOWSKI BENEDICT &who DOROTHY GORECKI ELIZABETH KRATTparade. ESTATE GLEN & project to fruition. GRANSBERG RICK & JODY BURGUM HYSLOP FAMILY MARK & CINDY FLIGINGER “We would not be gathered here today without your THE GRANSBERGS gifts, which again demonstrate how philanthropy has At a specialLINDA event for investors on the Friday of BARBARA WILLIAMS B.that, FAIT B. JOHN BARRY; & MARK PANCRATZ A built our campusHELEN – and beyond how it is woven into Homecoming week, attendees also paid tribute to Glen of our communities, our state, and our nation,” Gransberg, ‘59, ‘61, and wife, Janice,OPP who contributed OLSON; CATHYthe &fabric CHUCK RYDELL HELEN DAHL GREG & hisSUSAN GREAT RIVE said Tim O’Keefe, Executive Vice President & CEO. the gift to make possible the quest to achieve LEED BALDWIN FAMILY COMMUNITY CONTRACTORS LAURIS MOLBERT FAMILY JLG Platinum certification. GORECKIS In a video production in honor of Glen, who passed VALLEY DAIRYTHE - MONICA, MARK, MEGAN, & MADISON STEPHANIE R The Alumni Association & Foundation gave special away last year,MUSICH several of his friendsKEITH and family& talked accolades to a few very significant investors to the about his motivation for giving back (watch the video at DR. JOHN & KAREN GRAY HON. RODNEY & BETTY WEBB OBERMILLER-NELSON EN building. For much of the weekend, all eyes were on www.undfoundation.org). Ben and Gorecki, who gave “Glen Gransberg was absolutely passionate about CUSTOM AIRE,namesake INC investors CARLA J.Dorothy CHRISTOFFERSON DOUGLAS & KATIE MARK DAVID the leadership gift of $5 million to get the project on its our responsibility with regard to the limited resources of feet. this KROGFOSS wonderful planet, and heJIM was also passionate about DAVID & GAY SHEMORRY WILLIAMSON RALPH KACK FAMILY MA The Goreckis, whose relationship with UND the promotion of environment education and awareness,” PEGGY & PAT TRAYNOR BLUE MOOSE BAR & GRILL XCEL ENERGY LINDA goes back 50 years, are unassuming and generous said Dave Miedema, ‘76, Director of Development for the LASKOW
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philanthropists who focus their charitable giving on education, health and the special needs of their communities. Ben and Dorothy say they hope to inspire others to also recognize and support the needs of important causes because it’s a great feeling to see other people support the projects they believe in, and it is their North Dakota Spirit that serves as a philanthropic model for future investors at UND.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Though the Goreckis and Gransbergs led the charge, many others stepped up to invest in this wonderful new building, naming various features of the building and permanently cementing their legacies on the UND campus (inset).
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Those who purchased naming rights aren’t the only ones who get credit for financial contributions resulting in the construction of the Gorecki Alumni Center. Laura McCallum – though she didn’t know it at the time – would become the first investor to join the Builders Society, a group of investors who have committed $1,000 or more to make this dream become a reality. McCallum, a Public Radio journalist, donated $1,000 to the building when she first heard of the project because she believed in the cause and wanted to invest in the future of her alma mater. “Her gift was an important philosophical statement for all of us, as to the importance of an opportunity for everyone to be a part of the Gorecki Center,” O’Keefe said. Learn more about the Builders Society at www. goreckialumnicenter.com. The resounding message in and around the Gorecki Alumni Center is that, without philanthropy, the UND campus would be an incomplete shell. O’Keefe said, “The extraordinary generosity of so very many is evident throughout this incredible community and this extraordinary place is a permanent tribute to all who have partnered in North Dakota Spirit | The Campaign for UND, as well as an everlasting tribute to UND’s more than 115,000 alumni.” AR
Thanks TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED BUILD THE GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER! Benedict & Dorothy Gorecki Elizabeth Kratt Estate Glen & Janice Gransberg Rick & Jody Burgum Hyslop Family Mark & Cindy Fliginger Jim & Barbara Williams Helen B. Fait B. John Barry; Linda & Mark Pancratz Al & Barb Olson; Cathy & Chuck Rydell Helen Dahl Greg & Susan Opp Great River Energy Baldwin Family Community Contractors Lauris Molbert Family JLG Architects
Valley Dairy - Monica, Mark, Megan, & Madison Musich
Keith & Stephanie Reimer Dr. John & Karen Gray Hon. Rodney & Betty Webb Obermiller-Nelson Engineering Custom Aire, Inc Carla J. Christofferson Douglas & Katie Mark David Saggau David & Gay Shemorry Williamson Ralph Krogfoss
Jim Kack Family Mack, Rita, Jim, Peggy & Pat Traynor Blue Moose Bar & Grill Xcel Energy Linda Laskowski
Gorecki Alumni Center Kratt Grand Lobby Gransberg Community Room Burgum Presidential Suite Hyslop Alumni Lounge Fliginger Grand Staircase Williams Heritage Hall Native American Heritage Display Philanthropic Center Grand Forks Heritage Lounge Vera Stinson Dahl Cable Pottery Display Landscaping Terrace Heritage Story Panel Community Room Heritage Story Panel Cable Pottery Fireplace LEED Educational Center Admissions Conference Room Alumni Lounge Fireplace Heritage Hall Story Panel Heritage Hall Story Panel Heritage Hall Story Panel Heritage Hall Story Panel Presidential Suite Fireplace Terrace Fireplace Welcome Center Conference Room Conference Room In Honor of Earl & Jan Strinden and Aron & Mary Anderson Family Executive Conference Room Executive Office Suite GEM Electric Vehicle GEM Electric Vehicle Kitchen In Memory of Kathy Cook
*Additional naming opportunities are still available. Call the UND Alumni Association & Foundation at 701.777.2611 for more information.
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HOMES WORTH OF ENERGY
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IMPROVING AIR QUALITY
OF RAINFALL-RELATED POLLUTION
48,260 GALLONS OF WATER PER YEAR
THE GORECKI ALUMNI CENTER IS
MAKING ITS MARK ON CAMPUS BY LEAVING LESS OF ONE
Seeking North Dakota’s First LEED Platinum Certification
NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS
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News from around campus A Partnership with University Relations
im O’Keefe called President Robert Kelley the “Chief Development Officer” on the Gorecki Alumni Center construction project. Kelley told a story at the grand opening of how Ben Gorecki credited Kelley for being very persuasive in asking for a financial commitment from him and his wife, Dorothy, and that he had to say ‘Yes.’ Kelley joked at the grand opening that he wished he could get that response from everyone.
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Alumni & Friends
hat an amazing semester this has been! The campus is bustling with our largest-ever enrollment: 15,250 students. Many are North Dakotans. The rest come from every state and more than 50 countries. These out-of-state students add a richness and diversity to the campus, and have a significant economic impact on UND, the city of Grand Forks, and North Dakota. Of particular importance to our research mission, our graduate enrollment is up 5 percent to 2,801. Clearly, research plays an increasingly important component in our undergraduate programs, as does creative activity. I am proud, for example, of the UND Wind Ensemble, which was selected to present a featured performance at the 2012 Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Wash., in November. And the students in our Department of Theatre Arts, who have put on stellar performances this semester. I’m looking forward to the “Student Cabaret” and “Much Ado About Nothing” this spring. Students are always on our minds, but our recent thinking is connected to North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s “Pathways to Student Success,” recently approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. The plan calls for increasing the overall quality of incoming freshman classes. While we can and will improve, I’m happy to report that our freshmen have an average ACT Composite score of 23.5, and an average high school GPA of 3.33. In September, we announced a $14 million public-private partnership to support energy-related education and research in the College of Engineering and Mines. $10 million came from Harold Hamm and his company, Continental Resources, Inc. Another $4 million came from the North Dakota Industrial Commission. Read more on this partnership on page 34. This summer we announced a $10 million gift from Altru Health System, the majority of which will fund a critically needed indoor
Photo: Jackie Lorentz
Harold Hamm and his company, Continental Resources, Inc., donated $10 million to the UND College of Engineering and Mines to fund the “Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering.” As a token of the University’s appreciation, UND President Robert Kelley told Hamm he wanted to give him “something practical, something you could use, something you could take with you. So I thought, maybe, a UND hard hat.”
practice facility for our athletes. Read more about this gift on page 32. In October, we opened the Gorecki Alumni Center, which serves as the welcome center for prospective students and the home for UND Admissions. Just west of the Chester Fritz Auditorium, the Center, the on-campus home for our alumni, is right in line with the “Exceptional UND” blueprint, which calls for “Encouraging Gathering” and “Facilitating Collaboration.” Funded in large part through a generous donation from Benedict and Dorothy Gorecki, the Center is a campus showcase and a model of sustainability. It will be North Dakota’s first LEED Platinum building and the first LEED Platinum alumni center in the country. The Gorecki Alumni Center is one of the hallmarks of our “Go Green!” initiative. Finally, I will mention a different kind of innovation, which connects to the “Enrich Student Learning” tenet of Exceptional UND: a SCALE UP (for Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs ) classroom, a state-of-the-art teaching space, or “learning environment.” Outfitted with computers, multiple video screens, and other technology, this new classroom in O’Kelly Hall is changing the way UND faculty teach large lecture-style classes, such as Intro to Biology. Instead of sitting in rows of seats, students sit at round tables -- nine to a table. The tables each have microphones and three computers, three students to a computer for interactive, handson activities and discussion with fellow students. As Provost and Vice President Paul LeBel said at the ribbon-cutting, this national-model classroom is a “game-changer” for UND. So it has been an exciting semester, and this spring, particularly with the North Dakota Legislature in session, promises to be just as exciting. With the best of wishes,
Robert O. Kelley President
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Students gather in the newly dedicated Dr. Kathleen W. Gershman Student Lounge in the Education Building.
Photo: Jackie Lorentz
NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS
UND Education Building
takes gold with ‘Silver’ LEED designation
NEWLY RENOVATED STRUCTURE FIRST IN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM CERTIFIED FOR MEETING ELITE ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS
he U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded the addition and remodel to the historic Education Building on the University of North Dakota (UND) campus with LEED Silver certification. This is UND’s first LEED-certified project, the first LEEDcertified building in the city of Grand Forks proper, and North Dakota’s first LEED Silver higher education facility. It is also the second LEED-certified project in the state that is also on the National Registry of Historic Places. Designed by JLG Architects, the major addition and renovation to the Education Building updated all education, student and faculty spaces and linked it to nearby Gillette Hall. Key sustainable strategies included high performance glazing, super-insulated walls and roofs, and a high-efficiency chiller. Said UND President Robert Kelley, “This is an outstanding building in the architectural world. The architects and engineers worked together to turn the challenge into a vision for the future. It’s new, valuable, fresh and exhilarating.” LEED, or Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design, is the USGBC’s guideline for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient, and high-performing buildings. New construction or renovation projects must go through a rigorous application process in order to be considered for LEED certification. The application involves a rating system that awards points for satisfying specific sustainable criteria in a number of different environmental categories, including Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Air Quality.
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“The LEED Silver certification for the University of North Dakota’s Education Building demonstrates leadership in green building and climate protection,” said Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, USGBC North Dakota Chapter Vice Chair. “The project makes efficient use of natural resources, makes an immediate positive impact on our planet, and will continue to provide benefits for future generations.” Renovations and new additions include 14 classrooms, two lecture halls, four seminar rooms, five conference rooms, and faculty offices. The finished project modernizes learning environments for oncampus students and provides hybrid learning spaces to accommodate the needs of distance learners. The design encourages interactive research across the disciplines in the College of Education and Human Development. The first major renovation to the Education Building since 1953 began in spring 2009, thanks to an appropriation of $11.2 million from the North Dakota Legislature, which, with the support and encouragement of then-Gov. John Hoeven, used American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds provided by Congress. The North Dakota Legislature stipulated that the funds be used to remodel the Education Building and to build an addition to connect the Education Building to Gillette Hall. The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education also authorized an additional $1.4 million for small equipment items, which must come from external fundraising or internal allocations. AR — University Relations Staff
At the top (and bottom) of
UND ALUMNA HEADS PROJECT TO SURVEY THE PLANET’S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND MAJESTIC ICE STRUCTURES.
ASA project manager Christy Hansen, ’99, flies over some of the most remote areas of the planet as part of her job as a project manager for an airborne geophysical project called “Operation IceBridge.” IceBridge is a six-year NASA mission, the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown, in which data are collected to help scientists “bridge the gap” when it comes to polar observations after the death of the old polar-orbiting satellite “IceSat 1” and before the new “IceSat 2” launches in 2016. Based at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., Hansen’s field work is mainly in Greenland and Antarctica. Twice a year, the Operation IceBridge team travels to Earth’s polar regions collecting data on the changing ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice. While on location, Hansen’s team examines the most extreme reaches of the planet. “If somebody would have told me that 2012 would bring with it a deployment to Greenland, Chile, and possibly Antarctica, I never would have believed them,” Hansen said. Hansen, 37, a native of suburban Philadelphia, attributes her important project management role to her broad-based educational and professional experience which taught her technical, communication, organizational and leadership skills. She got her undergraduate degree in comprehensive science with a minor in physics from Villanova University. She continued her education at UND, pursuing her master’s in space studies from 1997-1999. A NASA employee, who was a distance-degree student at UND, spotted Hansen in a video and asked about her interest in coming to the Johnson Space Center (JSC). She helped train astronauts and worked in flight control for 10 years at JSC. Hansen specialized in the extra-vehicular activity/spacewalk (EVA) department and was an expert on components of the International Space Station (ISS) as well as Hubble space telescope repair. She was even featured in the “Hubble Rescue” IMAX movie. In 2010, Hansen moved to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland to become the operations lead/manager of a robotic technology payload, which launched on the final
Space Shuttle mission, headed for the ISS. Those positions all led to her current job with Operation IceBridge. As project manager, her mission is to collect data on changing glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice, all of which contribute to higher sea levels. When collecting data in the Arctic, the team spends half their time in Thule, Greenland, and the other half in a small town called Kangerlussuaq, both inside the Arctic Circle. The team is there from March to May. The day starts at 5:30 a.m., with a visit to the weather office to look at weather patterns over Greenland and to select a flight plan. Then, they arrive at the runway where instrument operators and aircraft/pilot crews have already checked out the hardware. The team flies for more than eight hours 1,500 feet over sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers taking pictures while collecting and analyzing data. At 6:30 p.m., there is a science meeting to discuss the findings. Some team members work through the night to process data. The team heads to Antarctica every year in October and stays through November. They fly 11-hour missions from Punta Arenas, Chile, over the Drake Passage, to various high priority targets over Antarctica. Hansen says the job is fascinating and exciting. She enjoys working with a well-oiled machine of people collecting important scientific data to increase understanding of the Earth’s processes and responses. “I’m pretty happy in my current field and imagine being here for a while,” she said. “But I would love to fly in space someday. If it works out, that would be great. If not, I’d say I’m pretty content leading a team that flies at 1,500 feet over the most beautiful and majestic ice structures on this planet.” AR — Kate Menzies, University Relations student writer
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NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS
UND FORMS THE COUNTRY’S FIRST COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE TO STUDY ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF UAS USES
n a bold and innovative move, the University of North Dakota has formed the country’s first Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Research Compliance Committee that aims to get ahead of federal plans to regulate UAS in terms of privacy concerns and other social issues. “This is purely voluntary,” said Dr. Phyllis Johnson, ’71, ’76, UND vice president for research and economic development. “That’s what’s so innovative about it. We’ve got multiple stakeholders involved: first responders; city, county, and state government — including a state’s attorney, which I think is pretty cool — people from aerospace; and other faculty with backgrounds in law, philosophy, ethics, and history, so they bring a variety of perspectives.” The new committee also comprises local and regional law enforcement, including Grand Forks County Sheriff Robert Rost, and community members. “It’s formed like the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that is charged with protection of human subjects in research,” Johnson said. “We’ve got people on the UAS committee who bring the view of people who have nothing to do with UAS, nothing to do with law enforcement, nothing to do with aviation in their day-to-day
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lives. They’re just regular people and this will help the committee achieve its mission.” “One of the big concerns that IRBs look at with human studies is invasion of privacy and security of private data,” Johnson said. “These are similar to the issues that we’re dealing with here with UAS. Very often with a law enforcement application, you cannot identify necessarily the individuals and get their consent beforehand (before a UAS flies over them). That does not mean that we should not take some time to talk about this.” Johnson and Dr. Barry Milavetz, professor of molecular biology and associate vice president for research compliance and development, agree that privacy is a top concern for UAS research. Milavetz proposed the UAS committee idea last summer. “Maybe there are other important ethical issues that would arise with respect to UAS, but right now, the privacy issue is in the forefront,” Johnson said. UAS payloads often include various kinds of cameras that are used by law enforcement and others for surveillance and other purposes, raising invasion of privacy issues and resulting in a spate of news media coverage. In a recent widely quoted report on UAS and privacy issues, the American Civil Liberties Union underscores
those concerns about the unregulated use of UAS by law enforcement and other government agencies. UND has been involved in UAS training and research for a number of years, and awards what is still the only fully accredited degree in this discipline. As a leader in UAS research, UND works with a number of public and private groups to study specific applications in the national air space. Recently, Milavetz noted, it has become clear that some of these applications may raise ethical issues — particularly with respect to privacy. As a consequence of the proposed uses at the national level, various groups have issued position statements and Congress is set to take up the issue of privacy with respect to UAS usage.
UAS RESEARCH BACKGROUND
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center of Excellence performs research and development on UAS technologies, applications and human factors issues and encourages commercialization of new UAS-related products and services. The UAS Center of Excellence also focuses on education and training for UAS integration into the national airspace system. The UAS Research Compliance Committee will review and approve all research using unmanned aircraft systems conducted by any members of the University including faculty, staff and students. No research will be undertaken without prior approval of the committee. The committee will consider the ethical consequences of the proposed research and apply community standards in determining whether a research project may be approved. The committee, which reports to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, will determine whether a proposed
research project can be approved as described, needs modification to be approved, or will be denied. “We need the perspectives of all the folks involved with this committee,” Johnson said. “Of course all the people on the committee are very thoughtful folks. So just like the IRB, you bring the community standards to bear. I think it’s going to be a very useful exercise.”
“It may be that sometime in the future we won’t need a committee like this one, but maybe we’ll need it even more,” Johnson said. “Every single project that’s doing research related to UAS needs to fill out a research protocol form and file it with the committee. Most of those UAS research projects will be exempt from review because if you’re working, for example, on electronics that eventually will go into a UAS, that project isn’t going to impact anyone’s privacy. But then we will know everything that’s going on with respect to UAS-related research.” “As a leader in UAS research nationally, it behooves UND to be a leader on this front, as well,” Johnson said. Public acceptance of UAS is, in large part, going to depend on resolving, or dealing with, these privacy and related issues in a way that the public finds acceptable. “I would rather that we do this, establish this committee, than just have the federal government lay down a set of rules that can never cover every possible situation,” Johnson said. AR — Juan Pedraza, University Relations
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NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS
UND expands ‘Financial Wellness’ program with support from local banks
MONEY CONCERNS WEIGH HEAVILY ON TODAY’S COLLEGE STUDENTS
ollege students today have a lot to juggle, and according to recent surveys, money management is near the top of concerns weighing on their minds. University of North Dakota students are not immune to the challenge. But help is on the way, says Laurie Betting, ’98, ’99, ’04, the University’s associate vice president for health & wellness. UND has received gifts from U.S. Bank and the Bank of North Dakota for a new program called “Financial Wellness,” which aims to expand ongoing efforts on campus to improve financial literacy among students. “Course load, relationships and money,” Betting says, are three primary concerns being reported by UND students. “Money is right at the top.” And it’s a good thing students are starting to recognize this on their own because, in many cases, they’re not getting the advice at home. As part of its process to study if there was a need for the Financial Wellness program, UND Health & Wellness conducted surveys on financial issues with parents of first-year students. The surveys found that even parents were uneasy with the subject. “The parents would tell us ‘we’d rather talk to our sons and
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daughters about sex than money,’” Betting said. Bolstering UND’s findings, the 2012 National College Health Assessment, for the first time, listed finances as one of the Top 10 factors affecting individual academic performances. The NCHA survey also found that students reported finances as an issue that has been “traumatic or very difficult” for them to handle in the last 12 months. Given those results, UND has found more than enough support to launch its Financial Wellness program. It will give students and their parents financial know-how as they take on one of the most significant debts of their lives — a college education. “It was like a choir of voices saying ‘we’ve got to do something,’” Betting said. “If they don’t have the right information when they get here, then let’s get it to them as soon as we can and set them up for a successful future.” Already using seed money allocated from the UND Vice President for Student Affairs Office, the Financial Wellness program hired Patrick Hendrickson, a graduate student, to get things rolling. Space also has been allocated for the program in McCannel Hall near the Memorial Union. The new infusion of money from U.S. Bank and the Bank of North Dakota will go a long way in sustaining the program,
School of Law Betting said, providing for the hiring of an additional graduate student who will be responsible for hiring and training four to six peer educators for one-on-one financial counseling. In addition, UND has begun incorporating Financial Wellness educational content into its “Introduction to U Life” and TRIO programs as well as the University’s Student Success Center. “We’re like a startup company,” Betting said. “We’re young, we’re smart and we’re savvy and we’re going out there and making it happen.” Betting said that a collaboration of divisions on campus has made the Financial Wellness program a reality. They include the College of Business and Public Administration, the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, Chester Fritz Library and the Department of Social Work. A Financial Wellness Advisory Board of students, staff, administrators and faculty also has been set up to oversee the program. John Snustad, U.S. Bank regional president, says he likes the new Financial Wellness program because it expands what the bank has been doing with the business school to support the entire campus “with a much more robust” set of initiatives. “U.S. Bank believes that learning how to use credit wisely is key for students to be successful in attaining the loans and credit they need to buy cars, houses and fund their future needs at the best terms available,” he said. “It is critical to understand how making timely payments and using credit in moderation will help you tomorrow as you seek to maintain a strong credit position.” U.S. Bank has three locations in Grand Forks. The bank also sponsors the UND Alumni Association Visa Card that has a Student Card and Signature Card. UND Student Body President Logan Fletcher said the Financial Wellness program is something that is needed on campus, and the fact that it’s happening shows the University, community and state have collaborated to respond to student needs. “Students don’t always come into college with education about loans, financial terminology or budgeting, which is why this program and these donations are so important,” Fletcher said. “As an individual and as the Student Body President, I’m so thankful for these gifts to UND Health & Wellness.” AR
Dean’s Corner: Building for the Future at UND School of Law Dear Alumni and Friends, Perhaps the most pressing issue facing the UND School of Law is the adequacy of our building. Our law school building, constructed in 1923, has had only one major upgrade in 90 years — the addition of the law library in 1973. While our beautiful old building represents the legacy of generations of North Dakota lawyers, in the 21st century we simply have outgrown the four walls of our original home. For the third legislative session in a row, we are putting forward a state funding request to dramatically improve our existing building. As North Dakota’s law school, our graduates serve our communities and support our economy—and the education we provide should be of the highest possible quality. The School of Law’s building project is the result of our most recent reaccreditation site visit in 2007. At that time, the ABA’s site visit team called the law school’s overall facility “less than adequate.” The site visit team stated that a major addition to and renovation of the law school building were “critical to the success and future of the School.” We wholeheartedly agree. In response to the 2007 site visit, we developed a capital construction proposal for the law school. To address the concerns raised in the 2007 report, the School of Law urgently needs additional educational space, a minimum of 2 additional classrooms, a teaching courtroom with full technology, and improved clinic space for teaching, client confidentiality, and safety; additional student study and work space for cocurricular organizations like Law Review and Moot Court, for extra-curricular organizations like Student Bar Association and Law Women’s Caucus, for quiet study space, for collaborative work space, and for student services such as Career Services; and improvements to address safety issues like secure entrances and the ability to close off public access to the law school building outside of business hours. As we prepare for our spring 2014 ABA reaccreditation site visit, we know that the adequacy of our educational space will be an issue. The talent and ambition of our students and the excellence of our educational program have simply outgrown our existing building, today even more so than in 2007. Our capital construction proposal envisions a building that inspires the best work of our students, faculty, and staff, and makes the difference between an adequate law school and an excellent law school for North Dakota in the decades to come. Sincerely,
— David Dodds, University Relations
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Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities Management, oversees 240 buildings and about 550 campus acres.
NEWS FROM AROUND CAMPUS
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UND’s Keeper of the Green
DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LARRY ZITZOW ELECTED TO NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL BOARD arry Zitzow, University of North Dakota’s director of facilities management, was recently elected to serve as the Senior Representative to the Executive Committee of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA). Zitzow formerly served a seven-year term as president of APPA. Currently, he is on the APPA Bylaws Committee, which regularly reviews, updates and refines APPA’s bylaws on behalf of the Board of Directors. Now that Zitzow has been elected to serve as the Senior Representative to the Executive Committee he is able to be the spokesperson for the central region. “It connects me to the world and what others are doing,” he said. “It allows UND to compete and compare with others in the nation.” The Association of Physical Plant Administrators is an international organization comprising six regions in the United States and 23 countries. This association focuses on promoting and preserving excellence in all aspects of educational facilities management. This includes administration, planning, design, construction, energy/utilities, maintenance and operations. APPA members are expected to uphold the values of vision, transformation, stewardship, collaboration and leadership. Throughout the years, this association has served as a medium for members to collaborate, discuss, learn and create a better vision for elevating and transforming institutions into more inviting and supportive learning environments. As director of facilities management at UND, Zitzow oversees the maintenance of buildings and grounds on campus, services such as departmental equipment repairs and other projects that add or change the current function or use
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of different spaces on campus. He’s in charge of about 240 buildings and a campus that covers about 550 acres.
Under Zitzow’s facilities and grounds guidance, UND has taken a big leap toward environmental conservation. Campus leaders recently signed onto a Presidential Campus Climate Commitment, with a goal of maintaining a sustainable, eco-friendly campus. UND is the first institution in North Dakota to sign this agreement. Zitzow’s new position on the APPA ties in with the “UND GREEN” initiatives. By getting feedback and ideas from around the world, Zitzow has developed innovative sustainability methods that can be seen all over campus. A new solar compacter is in the works that harnesses the sun’s energy to compact trash into a 40-pound cube that can be hauled away, retention ponds have been placed around campus to filter rainwater, and an exploratory project is under way to put a solar light in the Wilkerson Hall bus stop. The new Gorecki Alumni Center only adds to the green credentials of the campus. It is the first building in North Dakota to seek Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Besides the Gorecki Alumni Center, the new Education Building on campus is Silver Certified by LEED. AR — Kate Menzies, University Relations student writer
From State Trooper to
Chief of Police
ERIC PLUMMER IS SWORN IN AS UND’S NEW POLICE CHIEF
ric Plummer knew what he wanted to be since age 9. “When I was in fourth grade, Florida State Troopers came to my class to present a seat belt convincer program,” said Plummer, the new University of North Dakota chief police officer. “I was so impressed with how they handled themselves and that they were out there to keep their community safe.” It was then he knew he wanted to become a state trooper. “It’s the service,” Plummer said. “It’s the ability to give back to your community. Law enforcement is a natural fit if you want to provide that level of service.” Plummer, who was sworn in on Oct. 24, is taking the place of Duane Czapiewski, who formally retired in May after 31 years on the job. Plummer will serve as both UND’s chief of police and as director of public safety.
In college, Plummer worked for the University of Central Arkansas Police Department as a student worker and eventually became the supervisor of their student worker program. “On the weekends I was a reserve deputy for the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department so I kept my interest in law enforcement,” Plummer said. He went on to graduate from the Florida Highway Patrol Academy and became a state trooper. Plummer has done everything from training new recruits from the Highway Patrol Academy to working with computer forensics in Florida for four state divisions to speaking nationally on crisis management.
SAU TO UND
Before coming to UND, Plummer served as system chief of police for Southern Arkansas University (SAU) in Magnolia, Ark. He heard about the job and saw that UND was merging
five different divisions under a department of public safety, all divisions of which Plummer has had experience. “I thought it would be an interesting opportunity to come in and build something here that can be used as a national model for other institutions.”
CAMPUS TO COMMUNITY
Along with visiting people across campus, Plummer is making himself known to the community. “I’ve walked into local businesses and talked with managers to see what problems they might be having and how we, as a campus, can address those,” Plummer said. “I’ve also talked with residents who live near UND to see what image they get from the University and how we can address that and change some perceptions.” Plummer met with Grand Forks Police Chief John Packett to discuss relations between the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) and the University Police Department (UPD). “The UPD has always had a good relationship with the GFPD and the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department,” Plummer said. “I want to make sure those relationships stay that way and try to further them in certain ways.”
PLANS FOR UND
Plummer is eager to implement his new ideas for the University. “I have a lot of ideas,” Plummer said. “A lot of them revolve around community contacts and education within the community. It’s assessing what’s here, what the current culture is and then coming up with education opportunities so we can address those issues.” AR — Emily Aasand, University Relations
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UPDATES AND STATS
The UND Athletics Complex will house a 100-yard artificial turf field; a 300-meter, eight-lane track; a warm-up track; spectator seating; field event areas; sports medicine facilities; strength training and performance equipment; and an academic center for student-athletes.
UND Athletics Complex
A transformational necessity in UND’s commitment to excellence in Division I athletics.
Thank you to Altru Health System for providing the $9 million lead gift to this project! “Altru’s gift is one of the largest made in support of North Dakota Spirit | The Campaign for UND. Thank you, Altru, for once again showing the impact of philanthropy on our campus and in our community.” – Tim O’Keefe, CEO, Executive Vice President, UND Alumni Association & Foundation
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n September, Altru Health System announced a $10 million gift to the University of North Dakota through the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. At that time, UND President Robert Kelley said that $9 million would serve as the leadership gift for a new UND Athletics Complex, an indoor practice and competition facility on campus. This generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support construction of the facility. The remaining $1 million was directed to support the replacement of the football turf at the Alerus Center. The UND Athletics Complex has been a dream for decades. This facility will be a game-changer for UND Athletics as it strives for excellence in Division I competition. As fundraising for the project continues, we look to all of our loyal alumni and friends of our great University to support this transformational project. For more information, visit undsports.com/ athleticscomplex. AR — Alyssa Shirek, UND Alumni Association & Foundation
Former student-athlete sets the bar high
Bob Fransen, ‘77, has named the Bob and Melanie Fransen High Jump Area in the UND Athletics Complex.
Setting the bar was never part of the plan. For Bob Fransen, ’77, it was and is always about jumping over it. The first North Dakotan to high jump 7 feet is now one of the first to make a major gift to the UND Athletics Complex. His reason? His UND track & field coach Frank Zazula. “I hope every UND student-athlete has an opportunity to be led by inspirational coaches and to compete in firstclass facilities. My appreciation for what Zaz did for me is the reason I am supporting UND and the indoor training and competition facility,” Fransen said. Fransen is now President of Timberland Partners based in the Twin Cities. He says his personal success in business goes back to his competitive days at UND. “ Track and field provides student-athletes with the opportunity to challenge themselves to find out who they are and what they are capable of,” Fransen said. “Very few men have had as much of an influence on my life as Zaz did. He helped me grow up, believe in myself and reach achievements that were beyond my dreams. “ The Bob & Melanie Fransen High Jump Area recognizes Fransen’s generosity toward the project, and Fransen’s legacy will be permanently displayed within one of the region’s finest facilities. He hopes his gift helps UND track & field achieve excellence in the Big Sky Conference.
Congratulations to our 2012 Sioux Award recipients Ben and Dorothy Gorecki, Gar Beckstead, Kathryn Uhrich and Mark Chipman, and Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients Jim Kleinsasser and Sheri (Kleinsasser) Stockmoe. To watch the inspirational speeches from this special Homecoming event, go to undalumni.org.
Benedict F., ’62, ’63, and Dorothy J. Gorecki Garfield “Gar” Beckstead, ’61
Sheri (Kleinsasser) Stockmoe, ’97, ’99
Mark Chipman, ’83, ’85 Kathryn Uhrich, ’86
Jim Kleinsasser, .. ’91
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The Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering will be named for the oil company executive.
A Public-Private Partnership
UND nets $14 M for the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering
ilman Harold Hamm has made a big play in the oil business in western North Dakota, and now he has a big stake in the future of UND’s College of Engineering and Mines. Hamm and his company, Continental Resources, Inc., donated $10 million to the College. Another $4 million from the North Dakota Industrial Commission/ Oil and Gas Research Program will also fund the effort to greatly enhance UND’s efforts in petroleum geology and related fields. The announcement of the private/public partnership also included news of the naming of the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering in the UND College of Engineering and Mines. “With the discovery of the world’s largest oilfield
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in more than 40 years, Continental Resources and North Dakota are changing the world,” Hamm said. “The Bakken is one of the primary fields making North American energy independence a reality, releasing us from the grip of foreign oil and serving as a model for unconventional oil production worldwide. Establishing the School of Geology and Geological Engineering is a vital commitment to continuing North Dakota’s national and global leadership in energy.” Hamm drilled the first successful horizontally drilled and fractured oil well in the Bakken Oil Field of North Dakota in 2004, unlocking a major reservoir of oil. “We’re proud to be partnering with Harold Hamm and Continental Resources to provide funding through a private-public partnership for this major expansion of UND’s geology program,” said North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple. “This is a perfect example of what can be done at our research institutions to enhance educational and employment opportunities for our state.” “The combined funding will enhance the education of future petroleum geologists and engineers, which is key to the ongoing development of the Williston Basin and the nation’s petroleum resources,” UND President Robert Kelley said. Hesham El-Rewini, dean of the UND College of Engineering and Mines, said the gift will be essential
to recruiting high-quality faculty and the best and brightest students. “We aim to increase the research efforts currently conducted by faculty members and students in petroleum related fields, which will create new opportunities for collaboration with industry in North Dakota and elsewhere,” he said. North Dakota Industrial Commission members, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, echoed the collaborative goal of creating the future work force. “We already have one of the best core libraries in the United States housed at the Wilson M. Laird Core Library on the UND campus,” said Goehring. “These dollars will help us leverage the information in that facility and improve the opportunities for students and others to better understand the geology of North Dakota’s natural resources.” The $10 million private gift from Harold Hamm and Continental Resources, Inc., will be made available over the next four years, and the endowment portion will continue to return funding on an ongoing basis. Designed to enhance education and research at the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering, the gift will have an impact on the entire College of Engineering and Mines for many years. AR — University Relations Staff
The gift has been designated as follows: $3,750,000 Endowed Professor of Petroleum Geology $3,750,000 Endowed Professor of Petroleum Engineering $675,000 Salary and benefits for the two Endowed Professor positions $1,325,000 Endowed Leadership Scholarships $500,000 Continental Resources High Resolution Virtual Core Library
Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Program Funding The $4 million funding from the Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Research Program will be used as follows: $1,500,000 Equipment to establish Advanced Laboratories $1,500,000 Continental Resources High Resolution Virtual Core Library $720,000 Student scholarships and graduate assistantships $280,000 Students experience fund
April 19, 2013
A Night of Champions: UND Athletics Auction & Gala Save the date for the 5th biennial auction and gala benefitting UND Athletics. Formerly known as the Sioux-per Gala, A Night of Champions: UND Athletics Auction & Gala is a remarkable evening. Join fellow UND fans in support of our champion student-athletes and athletic programs while bidding on one-of-a-kind gifts. With the opportunity to purchase unique items and experiences that only UND Athletics could provide to world class trips, this is a night that you won’t want to miss. Mingle with coaches and student-athletes as you see the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center transform from the world class sports venue you know into an elegant setting dedicated to UND Athletics and its traditions. Support from UND alumni, fans and businesses has always made this event so memorable and such a great success. If you or your business would like to sponsor and/or donate a gift please contact Katie Horob, Associate Director of North Dakota Champions Club, at Katieh@undfoundation.org or 701.777.4708.
UPDATES AND STATS
North Dakota Spirit Campaign Goal: $300,000,000 THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2012: $290.6 MILLION $100 MILLION
$80 MILLION TO DATE
$60 MILLION GOAL
TO DATE GOAL
One of UND’s highest priorities is increasing the number of private scholarships available to students.
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
INSPIRATIONAL EDUCATORS Building endowments to support faculty will dramatically strengthen the University’s ability to retain our best and recruit additional, inspirational faculty leaders.
UND will strengthen programs in energy, life sciences, rural health care and more.
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ANNUAL EXCELLENCE Annual gifts provide flexible resources to allow the president, deans and department chairs to invest in any of the four campaign priority areas.
EVENTS Feb 9
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 have reached a new giving level of at least $25,000 between July 1 and September 30, 2012. * indicates deceased
SIGNATURE $5,000,000+ Continental Resources, Inc. Harold G. Hamm
$100,000 - $499,999 Community Contractors, Inc. Dr. Lyle & Susan Hall George & Arline Schubert DeWayne & Mona Streyle Dan & Heidi Swingen
UND Fan Headquarters Pregame Social, Omaha, NE The Old Mattress Factory 2-3:30 p.m. UND Men’s Hockey vs. Omaha OUTDOOR game. TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha 4:07 p.m. game time
Feb 25 - Mar 2 Feb 25
Spirit Art showcase All day: Gorecki Alumni Center
Spirit Art Silent Auction 5-7 p.m. Gorecki Alumni Center
State of the Foundation Address 10 a.m. Gorecki Alumni Center
Feb 28 & Mar 1 Spirit Headquarters $25,000 - $99,999 Leslie Johnson Aldrich & Kenneth Aldrich Robin & Corey Ayling John & Doris Black Timothy & Joellen Bohannon Custom Aire Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Jack & Karen Fontaine Donald C. Gackle* Edward J. ‘68, & Carol R. Hoffman Bill & Henrietta Ness Obermiller-Nelson Engineering Michael & Theresa Reinarts Dr. Homer D. & Phyllis Rovelstad William H. Saltzman
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Memorial Union
UND Men’s Hockey vs. Bemidji State & Text to Pledge REA
Spirit Week Hockey Pregame Party 5-6:30 p.m. Gorecki Alumni Center
A Night of Champions UND Athletics Auction & Gala Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (More information to come)
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1. Fans cheer on the team at the Homecoming game. 5. The Front Fenders entertained the crowd at the Summit Homecoming Celebration. 2. Junior Greg Hardin runs for yardage after a catch during the Homecoming game. Hardin had 8 6. Ben, ‘62, ‘63, and Dorothy Gorecki, namesake catches for 83 yards and 2 TDs in the 45-38 loss donors for the Gorecki Alumni Center, to Northern Arizona. were the grand marshalls for the Homecoming parade. 3. Logan Fletcher and Kyle Kohns were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. 7. It was a sunny, but crisp, October morning for the Homecoming parade. 4. A cheerleader gets ready to cheer on the team. 8. There were a record number of entries for this year’s Homecoming parade.
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ersonal skating rinks are pretty easy to create in a North Dakota winter. In this photo from the 1969 Dacotah annual, members of the ATO house play some yard hockey with an unconventional ‘puck.’
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1950s Remember when,
in 1959, a new requirement for graduation was a passing grade on a comprehensive English test? 50 of the 500 juniors who took the first test failed. 1954 Frank Delzer, ’54, ’58, has been appointed the director of South American Gold Corp. He has been the company’s vice president of Operations since February 2011. 1955 John Redmond, ’55, has written “Three To Ride,” which chronicles the events that led the American
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colonists to rebel against Great Britain. Redmond lives in Weatherford, Texas, with his wife, Marilyn (Gall), ’55. 1959 Dr. Robert C. Eelkema, ’59, has written “Medicine in the Back of Beyond,” which describes the early and serendipitous opportunities that led to the birth of the MEDEX Program at the University of North Dakota. Eelkema lives in Grand Forks with his wife, Virginia (Kiesau), ’58. Jim McConnell, ’59, has been elected imperial treasurer of Shriners International fraternal order and Shriners Hospitals for Children. McConnell is a retired accountant and former shareholder in Brady Martz and Associates. He lives in Grand Forks with his wife, Frances (Stellon), ’74.
1960s Remember when, in
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1968, there were 55 doctorates conferred by UND? That was a 600 percent increase from 1960, when there were only eight. 1968 Janet (Reed) Gilsdorf, ’68, has written her first novel, “Ten Days,” an exploration of the impact a critically ill child can have on their family and those close to them. She previously wrote a memoir, “Inside/Outside: A Physician’s Journey with Breast Cancer.” Gilsdorf is Professor of Pediatrics/ Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor, Mich., with her husband, James, ’66, ’68, ’69.
Apparently nobody recognized the students we featured in this space in August. We got no response in our effort to identify the men studying at Oxford House in the early ‘60s.
William Guy III, ’68, ’76, is an officer in the new estate planning, business succession and probate group of Fredrikson & Byron in Fargo, where he lives with his wife, Marilyn (Walter), ’69, ’71, ’76.
1970s Remember when, in
1977, UND played host to 2,000 engineering teachers for the national conference of the American Society for Engineering Education? 1971 Robert Black, ’71, is the new administrator of the Linton (N.D.) hospital. He was previously the human resources and public affairs manager at Unisys Corp. in Bismarck, where he lived with his wife, Linda. 1974 Bruce Haga, ’74, is president of Spirit Physician Services Inc., which owns and manages Holy Spirit Health System in Camp Hill, Pa., where he lives with his wife, Kimberly (Brunson), ’96.
1976 Val Belmonte, ’76, is the executive director and CEO of USA Fencing, the national governing body for the sport under the United States Olympic Committee. Belmonte and his wife, Rita, most recently lived in Arlington Heights, Ill. USA Fencing is located in Colorado Springs, Colo. Rahn Farder, ’76, has retired from the Grand Forks Police Department after 33 years on the job. He and his wife, Stacy, live in Alvarado, Minn. 1978 Jeffrey Eisenbeis, ’78, is the court administrator for the Jackson County (Mo.) Circuit Court. He lives in Lansing, Kan., with his wife, Rowena. 1979 Dan Gartrell, ’79, has written a book, “Education for a Civil Society: How Guidance Teaches Young Children Democratic Life Skills.” Gartrell is a Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood and Foundations Development at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn., where he lives
with his wife, Julie Jochum. The book is available on the website of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. Jerry Wellik, ’79, was named alumnus of the year at the 2012 Britt-West Hancock (Iowa) Alumni Banquet. The award recognizes his distinguished service to others and the community. Wellik is a professor at St. Cloud State University in the Special Education Department. He lives in Clearwater, Minn., with his wife, Kathleen (Ashner), ‘..79.
1980s Remember when, in
1989, UND and the state of North Dakota shared a 100th birthday, and held Centennial celebrations across the state and nation? 1980 The artwork of Terry Jelsing, ’80, is on display at the Capitol Building in Bismarck, N.D., during the final months of 2012. Jelsing has worked professionally as an artist, teacher, curator, arts administrator and presenter for more than 30 years. He lives in Rugby, N.D., with his wife, Cathy. 1981 Patricia Jacklitch, ’81, has been inducted in the Green Wave Hall of Fame in East Grand Forks. She was a teacher and high school counselor with the East Grand Forks School District from 1966 to 2005.
2010-11 Men’s Hockey team focus of photojournalist’s first book Photojournalist Allison Davis O’Keefe’s first book is one UND hockey fans will likely be happy to find under the Christmas tree this year. O’Keefe, a New York City based photojournalist, was given unprecedented access to the team during the 2010-11 season, and the best of the thousands of images she took appear in “One Goal.” Matt Greene, who won the Stanley Cup with the LA Kings last year and played for UND, wrote the forward for the book. “One Goal” is available for purchase at the Sioux Shop in Ralph Engelstad Arena, on the Sioux Shop website at siouxshop.com, and on Allison’s website, allisondavisokeefe.com.
1984 Terry Schneider, ’84, is the president and COO of the CP Group, a San Diego recycling separation equipment company. 1986 Greg LaHaise, ’86, is now a Lieutenant with the Grand Forks Police Department. He and his wife, Lori (Miller), ’86, ’88, live in Grand Forks.
1987 Mike Gratz, ’87, is an information technology director with Moore Engineering in West Fargo, where he lives with his wife, Jacqueline (Vetter), ’88. Joy (Johnston) Madison, ’87, is the president and CEO of the Bristol (Tenn./Va.) Chamber of Commerce. Madison previously headed the Chamber of Commerce in Modesto, Calif., where she lived with her husband, William. Jeff Thomas, ’87, is an executive vice president with Starion Financial. He oversees business banking in nine markets where Starion operates in North Dakota and Wisconsin. He lives in Fargo with his wife, Nance. 1989 Kent Hanson, ’89, ’10, has been named interim president at Riverland Community College (Minn.). He has been the provost at Northland Community and Technical College (Minn.) since 2003. He and his wife, Lynne, most recently lived in Grand Forks. Col. Michael Simley, ’89, has assumed command of the 30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade based in Fort Sill, Okla., where he lives with his wife, Melita.
1990s Remember when,
during the 75th annual Homecoming in 1993, Jason Loney of West Fargo and Kristi Bruner of Buffalo Grove, Ill., were voted King and Queen? 1990 Rich Clayburgh, ’90, ’94, is the 2012-13 chair of the board of trustees for the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the president and CEO of the North Dakota Bankers Association, and served as North Dakota State Tax Commissioner from 19962005. He lives in Bismarck with his wife, Jane.
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1994 Brian Walters, ’94, is the director of economic development for Winter Springs, Fla., where he lives with his wife, Veronique.
Medora Reunion The UND Law School graduating class of 1966 held a reunion in Medora, N.D., this fall. Gerald Galloway, ’62, ’66; Jack Sherman, ’64, ’66; Paul Brewer, ’61, ’66; Lee Wall, ’66; Chuck Orvik, ’66; Lloyd Myster, ’63, ’66; Ed Odland, ’63, ’66; Wayne Solberg, ’66; and Bob Wheeler, ’54, ’66, attended along with several spouses. A highlight of the reunion was a day-long tour of part of the bustling North Dakota oil patch, including visits to an active oil drilling rig, a railroad oil-loading facility and a crew-camp. At the wrap-up dinner, the group approved tentative plans for the next reunion in 2014 and a 50-year reunion in Grand Forks in 2016 during UND Homecoming. Pictured left to right with the rig manager (3rd from right): Paul Brewer, Betty (Olsen) Wheeler, ’55, Yvonne Myster, Louise Sherman, Ed Odland, Anita (Anderson) Galloway, ..’62, and Jack Sherman.
Paul Nistler, ’90, is vice president-business banking for Choice Financial’s Grand Forks locations. He and his wife, Barbara (Bostrom), ’81, live in Grand Forks. 1991 Mike Boschee, ’91, is the new men’s basketball coach at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn, where he lives with his wife, Amy. 1992 Eric C. Brevik, ’92, ’94, has received the Soil Science Education Award from the Soil Science Society of America. Brevik is a professor of Geology and Soils at Dickinson (N.D.) State University. He lives in Belfield, N.D.
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Judy Graff, ’92, has joined the marketing department of Mattracks in Karlstad, Minn., where she lives. John Jung, ’92, has been elected to the board of directors of the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Foundation. Jung is the area director of career solutions for Doherty Staffing Services. He lives in Elk River, Minn., with his wife, Andrea, (Chladil), ’92. 1993 Lana (Dietrich) Meyer, ’93, ’09, is a family nurse practitioner with Altru Health System in Grand Forks, where she lives with her husband, Clinton.
Nathan Kikeby, ’98, is a mechanical engineer with Karges-Faulconbridge Inc. in Fargo, where he lives with his wife, Jennifer (Mann), ’99.
1995 Julie Edman, ’95, is a business manager at Truyu Aesthetic Center in Grand Forks, where she lives with her husband, Paul.
1999 Hunter Berg, ’99, is the athletic director at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, N.D., where he lives with his wife, Julie, ’11.
Kade Ferris, ’95, is an archaeologist with Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson in Bismarck, N.D., where he lives with his wife Kristen (Lamphere), ’06.
Jeff Hruby, ‘99, is the water resources group manager for Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc. He lives in Bismarck, N.D.
1996 Carl “Skip” Fryhling, ’96, is an agent with Alliance Real Estate in Bismarck, N.D., where he lives with his wife, Diane (Rikala), ’96.
Chris Schroder, ’99, was installed as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church of Holstein (Iowa). The son of missionaries, Pastor Schroder felt the call to the ministry while studying nursing at UND. He lives in Holstein, Iowa, with his wife, Heidi (Johansen), ’00.
Kent Wood, ’96, is a commercial loan officer and vice president at First Interstate Bank’s Billings Heights location in Billings, Mont., where he lives. 1997 Dr. Minto (Spencer) Porter, ’97, ’01, is an allergy and asthma specialist with Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd (Minn.) Clinic. She is married to Jeffrey Porter, ’01. They live in Pillager, Minn. Jason Semerad, ’97, is a commercial real estate agent with NAI North Central in Fargo. 1998 Travis Benson, ’98, is now a Sergeant with the Grand Forks Police Department. He and his wife, Rachel (Jarombek), ’98, live in Grand Forks. Kelli (Jelsing) Eriksson, ’98, ’02, is a nurse practitioner at Essentia Health’s 32nd Avenue Clinic in Fargo. She lives in West Fargo with her husband, Christopher, ’98.
2000s Remember when, in
2005, the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences celebrated 100 years with a Homecoming float that looked like a huge birthday cake? 2000 Maj. Matt Hager, ’00, has assumed command of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Detroit. As commanding officer, Hager is responsible for more than 50 recruiters, 12 recruiting substations and one officer selection station in southeast Michigan and western Ohio. He is married to Sara (Baesler), ’01. Andy Solsvig, ’00, was named one of the “Top 40 Under Forty” by aviationpros.com. Solsvig is the airport director at Minot (N.D.) International Airport.
2002 Dr. Alicia (Majkrzak) Prahm, ’02, is an OB/GYN with Essentia Health-Baxter (Minn.) Specialty Clinic. She lives in Brainerd, Minn., with her husband, Jeremy. Dr. Christina Tello-Skjerseth, ’02, ’07, is a radiologist with Medcenter One in Bismarck, N.D., where she lives with her husband, Brent, ’05. 2003 Patrick Chaffee, ’03, is a senior vice president and chief strategy officer with State Bank and Trust of Fargo, where he lives with his wife, Erica. Tom Fogarty, ’03, is a manager with Eide Bailly in Fargo. He lives in Sabin, Minn., with his wife, Tanya. Jessica Knutson, ’03, ’07, is a commercial real estate agent with the Aspen Group in Bismarck, N.D. 2004 Dr. Khalin Dendy, ’04, ’09, an internal medicine doctor, has joined Medcenter One in Bismarck, N.D., where he lives with his wife, Tina (Mann), ’99. Aaron Olson, ’04, is a project manager with Sundog, a Fargo marketing and technology company. Dr. Teather Sundstrom, ’04, has joined the faculty at Valley City State University (N.D.). She is an assistant professor of Chemistry in the Division of Math, Science, Health, and Physical Education. Jaime White, ’04, ’12, is a project manager for large-scale software and data consolidation projects for Silicon Plains, LLC in Bismarck, N.D. 2005 Rebecca Elbert, ’05, is a clinical nurse specialist in adult mental health with Quality Life of Fargo.
Erika Hunt, ’05, PA, has joined Altru’s vascular surgery team. Prior to joining Altru, Hunt was the assistant athletic trainer at UND. Dr. Mark Longmuir, ’05, ’09, works at the Montrail County Medical Center in Stanley, N.D., where he lives with his wife, Nikki. Kelly Steiff, ’05, has joined Leupold & Stevens, Inc. in Beaverton, Ore., as an account manager. She will work with retailers to promote Leupold products throughout the United States.
2007 Jessica (Kaul) Ingolfsland, ’07, is a corporate trainer with First International Bank and Trust of Fargo. She lives in Moorhead, Minn., with her husband, Nicholas, ’06. 2008 Jessica (Mostad) Foss, ’08, is an associate in the new estate planning, business succession
and probate group of Fredrikson & Byron in Fargo. She lives in Moorhead with her husband, Sean, ’06. Troy Ott, ’08, is an assistant vice president at First International Bank and Trust in West Fargo. He lives in Fargo with his wife, Rose (Horner), ’10.
Dr. Marissa Wisdom, ’05, has been certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She lives in Bismarck, N.D., with her husband, Matthew Welton. 2006 Jason Dunn, ’06, is a manager with Eide Bailly in Fargo, where he lives with his wife, Britany. Daniel Hopper, ’06, ’11, is an associate attorney with Aaland Law Firm in Fargo. Ashley Howard, ’06, is a public health nurse with the city of Grand Forks. Brett Huelsman, ’06, ’08, is a new home specialist with Red Door Homes in Bismarck, N.D. Ryan Jacobson, ’06, is a design engineer with Applied Engineering in Fargo. Brian Jung, ’06, is a manager with Eide Bailly in Fargo. He lives in Moorhead with his wife, Heather (Hanson), ’06. Derek Larson, ’06, has been hired as a credit officer at Bell State Bank & Trust in Fargo. Larson lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn., with his wife, Rochella.
UND AA&F leader O’Keefe honored by fundraising group The Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern Plains Chapter honored Tim O’Keefe, Executive Vice President & CEO of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation, with its 2012 Respected Fundraising Professional Award on National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15. Under O’Keefe’s leadership, the University of North Dakota launched North Dakota Spirit | The Campaign for UND. With a goal of raising $300 million, it is the largest capital campaign in North Dakota history and the first national campaign on the UND campus. As it enters its final year, the campaign already has raised more than $290 million for the benefit of UND’s passionate students, inspirational educators, innovative programs, and extraordinary places. “I firmly believe what separates the United States from the rest of the world begins with the culture of philanthropy so deeply woven into our society,” he said as he accepted the award. “Being philanthropic has gone beyond honorable to almost a societal requirement as we seek ways to improve the world through giving of our time, talent, and treasure.” During Tim’s 10 years with the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, he has assembled a remarkable team while establishing a culture of enthusiasm, appreciation, respect and trust,” said DeAnna Carlson Zink, AFP Northern Plains Chapter President and Associate Executive VP of the UND Foundation. “He is an outstanding ambassador for the University and philanthropy in North Dakota.”
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Craig Peterson, ’08, has been named Morris (Minn.) Area Schools high school principal. Previously, he was the principal and activities director for Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (Minn) High School. Dr. Jill Steinle, ’08, is an OB/GYN with Mid Dakota Clinic in Bismarck, N.D. Dr. Megan Strand, ’08, has joined Gateway Dermatology in Bismarck, N.D., where she lives with her husband, Travis. Dr. Matthew Voigt, ’08, is an anesthesiologist with St. Alexius PrimeCare in Bismarck, N.D. 2009 Lisa Mitteness, ’09, ’10, is an occupational therapist with Pediatric Therapy Partners in Fargo. Emily Paine, ’09, is a licensed clinical social worker with Stellher Counseling Services in Bemidji, Minn. Dr. Sara Reinke, ’09, is a pediatrician with Medcenter One in Bismarck, N.D., where she lives with her husband, Steven Schmidt, ’04, ’09.
2010s Remember when, in 2011, The Princeton Review named UND’s College of Business and Public Administration one of the “Best Business Schools in the West?” 2010 Steven Allard, ’10, is a credit analyst with Bank Forward of Grand Forks. He and his wife, Danica (Belanus), ‘10, live in Grand Forks. Kristen Jaster, ’10, has joined St. Peter’s Hospital (Helena, Mont.) as a gerontological nurse practitioner. Jaster will work with patients in a home-health or care facility setting.
Zackery Larson, ’10, is a residential specialist II with Centre Inc. in Fargo. Eric Lothspeich, ’10, is an engineer in the Bismarck, N.D., office of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc. 2011 Jordan Geiger, ’11, is an engineer tech with Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson in Minot, N.D. Shahad Hasin, ’11, is a graduate engineer with Moore Engineering in Fargo. Jennifer Linstad, ’11, is an associate attorney with Aaland Law Firm in Fargo. Josh Reiner, ’11, is an engineer tech with Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson in Minot, N.D. R. Benjamin Rowe, ’11, serves as the second judicial district DUI prosecutor and on the district’s Fatal Incident Response Team for Sullivan County, Tenn. Alexa Skjold, ’11, is a graduate engineer with Moore Engineering in Fargo. 2012 Ben Diepolder, ’12, is an Ag Banking Officer with American Bank Center. He serves the Devils Lake/Cando (N.D.) region. Greg Holubok, ’12, is a physical therapist with Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Inc. in Breckenridge, Minn. Mitch Kudrna, ’12, has been hired as an account executive in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota district office in Dickinson. Jenna Wagner, ’12, is a staff accountant with Brady Martz in Fargo. Nikki Welk, ’12, is a physician assistant in the emergency medicine department of Essentia Health in Fargo. AR
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Erin, ’03, and David Solem welcomed Flint James on June 19, 2012. Flint joins big brothers Carson and Brooks. The family lives in Culbertson, Mont.
David Loyd, ’99, and wife, Becky (Aronson), ’00, welcomed Ethan David on Feb. 27, 2012. Ethan joins big brother, Caleb. The Loyd family lives on Long Island, N.Y.
Nathan, ’05, and Kristen (Hansen) Johnston, ’06, ’09, had a daughter, Hailey Lucille Johnston, on July 30, 2012. The family lives in Vail, Ariz.
Douglas Mewshaw, ’01, and his wife, Heather, welcomed their first child, Stella Josefina, on May 18, 2012. The family lives in Glen Burnie, Md.
Lindsay Grace Kalouner was born to Elizabeth (Anderson) Kalouner, ’02, and Matthew Kalouner, ’01, on May 28, 2012. They live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Melissa Burkland, ’05, and her husband, Grant Syverson, ’01, ’05, welcomed Lauren Louise Burkland Syverson on May 29, 2012. They live in Madison, Wis.
Lindsy (Holth) Pavelko, ’05, and Nate Pavelko, ’06, are the proud parents of Henry John, born June 29, 2012. The family lives in Bloomington, Minn.
Brian Moe, ’01, ’05, ’09, and Jamie (Olson) Moe, ’03, welcomed Duncan James on Aug. 23, 2012.
Brent Wickham, ’09, and Kimberly (Hendrickson) Wickham, ’08, welcomed their daughter, Miriam, on Sept. 26, 2011. The family lives in Round Rock, Texas.
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CELEBRATING LIFE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS
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CELEBRATIONS 10 Jordan Dobmeier and Katie Hoversten met
their first night at UND and were married on July 28, 2012. Pictured from left: Kayla (Beyer) Dobmeier, ’09; Joe Casey, ’11; Karla (Dobmeier) Schmidt, ’09, Joe Schmidt, ’12; Katie (Hoversten) Dobmeier, ’09; Jordan Dobmeier, ’09; Brandon Dobmeier, ’07; Courtney Hoversten, ’12; Danny Banks and Ellyssa Hoversten. The couple lives in Denver, Colo.
11 Missy Hovern, ’07, married Scott Jason on July 7, 2012, in Las Vegas, where the couple lives.
12 Chad Costello, ’05, married Anne Katherine on
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July 20, 2012, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. The couple lives in Singer Island, Fla.
13 Alexandra Swetich and Richard Mathern
were married June 1, 2012, in Bismarck, N.D., where the couple lives. 12 of 16 people in the wedding party were University of North Dakota graduates. From left to right: Jayson Haugen, ’06; Michael Wilz, ’09; Rachel Wiche, ’10; Stephanie Windish, ’10; Angie Kautzman, ’11; Jackie Thorson, ’10; Amanda Schmaltz, ’09; Alexandra Swetich Mathern, ’10; Richard Mathern, ’07; Brett Mathern; Tyler Krumm, ’09; Travis Wolf, ’07; Matt Danks; Weston Swetich (current UND student); Miles Scholl and Austin Scholl.
14 Matt Lukach and Nicole Stauss were married on April 14, 2012, on the campus of the University of North Dakota. From left to right: Jodi (Stauss) Stassen, ’99; Nicole Lukach, ’01, ’09; Matthew Lukach, ’99; Casey Pohl, ’03.
15 Casey Pohl, ’03, and Sarah Egstad were
married on Sept. 8, 2012, in Coon Rapids, Minn. Back row (left to right): Jason Pohl (current student); Ron Kalvoda, ’98; Angie (Erhardt) Kalvoda, ’98; Damon Gleave, ’04; Andrew Maxfield, ’96; Anthony Roufs, ’00; and Troy Klein, ’98. Front Row (left to right): Matthew Lukach, ’99; Sarah Pohl; Casey Pohl, ’03; and Justin Pohl, ’98. www.UNDalumni.org | 47
It is with great honor we dedicate these pages to alumni and friends of the University of North Dakota who have recently passed away. These members of the alumni family helped ignite the spirit of UND, paving the way for a bright future.
William Bengson, ..’51, Minot, N.D.
Richard Willard, ’65, Kenosha, Wis.
Robert Bjerke, ’51, Las Vegas, Nev.
Aldis Adamson, ’66, Columbia, Md.
Dr. Harold Blanchard, ..’51, Grafton, N.D.
Percy Morrison, ’66, Sun City, Ariz.
Donald Gackle, ’51, Garrison, N.D.
Kathryn (Forster) Aparicio, ’67, ’69, Oakland, Calif.
Thomas Gilman Jr., ’51, ’58, Kalispell, Mont.
Roger Johnson, ’67, San Diego
George Hilts II, MD, ’51, Cando, N.D.
Charles Malmberg, ’67, Appleton, Wis.
Al Thogersen, ’51, Ovando, Mont.
Douglass Muir, ..’67, Fargo
Robert Vaught, ’51, Worcester, Mass.
Dennis Thompson, ..’67, Thompson, N.D.
A. Frederick Arnason, ’52, Grand Forks
Howard Watts, ’67, Bemidji, Minn.
Harlyn Hannis, ’52, Centennial, Colo.
Alvin Kadrmas, ’68, Bismarck
Harris Kenner, ’52, Minot, N.D.
Brian Christensen, ..’69, Mesa, Ariz.
Ronald Warcup, ’52, ’58, Ivins, Utah
Glenn Christiansen, ..’69, East Grand Forks, Minn.
John Greenquist, ’54, ’61, Isle, Minn.
Faith (Brieher) Condon, ‘69, Waxhaw, N.C.
R. Patrick Traynor, ..’40, Denver
Ardell Olson, ’54, ’57, Canistota, S.D.
Maurice LaRue, ’69, Sturgis, S.D.
Jean (Hiler) Perryman, ..’41, Vestavia Hills, Ala.
Gordon Burns, ’55, Urbandale, Iowa
Dale Reidle, ’69, Sidney, Mont.
Mazie (Nelson) Roeszler, ’41, Jamestown, N.D.
William Kelsch, ’56, Mandan, N.D.
Wayne Carlson, ..’42, Willoughby, Ohio
Sonia (Gunufson) Sorenson, ..’58, Hawley, Minn.
Judge Alfred Holte, ’42, Everett, Wash.
Kenneth Clacher, ’59, Wheaton, Ill.
Harriet (King) Perket, ’42, Marquette, Mich.
Sally (Moore) Gorman, ’59, St Louis Park, Minn.
Barbara (Domaskin) Huestis, ’70, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Lt. Col. Erling Smeds, RET, ’42, Decatur, Ala.
James Lehr, ’59, ’63, Castle Rock, Colo.
George Wentland, ’42, Newport News, Va.
John McLaughlin, ..’59, East Grand Forks, Minn.
Robert Ellman, ’43, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
William Porter, ’59, Warren, Minn.
R. P. Nelson, ..’35, Mukilteo, Wash. Bernice (Ellis) Alderson, ..’36, Grand Forks William Weiss, ..’36, Bismarck Gayle (Nelson) Kaftan, ..’37, Moorhead, Minn. John Smith, ’38, Minnetonka, Minn. Paul Bjorneby, ..’39, Grand Forks Twila (Smith) Coe, ..’39, Denver
1940s Warren Gehrke, ..’40, Kennewick, Wash. Veronica (Brohman) Gregoire, ..’40, Thompson, N.D.
Oscar Halvorson, ’44, Williston, N.D. Mary Louise (Johnson) Freeburg, ..’46, Richardson, Texas Judith (Papermaster) Pollak, ’46, El Paso, Texas T. Paul Hastings, ..’47, Phoenix, Ariz. Donald Preszler, ..’47, Rotonda West, Fla. Judith (Ree) Hensle, ’47, Mayville, N.D. Roy Schnebli, ..’47, Grand Forks Paul Gislason, MD, ’48, Rio Verde, Ariz. Charles Gustafson, ’48, ’49, Kingwood, Texas James McLaughlin, ’48, Fargo Orlando Overland, ’49, Pleasanton, Calif. Harold Pollman, ’49, Dallas
1960s Daniel Triske, Sr, ..’60, Green Bay, Wis. George Martin, ’61, Pelican Rapids, Minn. Robert Molland, ..’61, Sparks, Nev. Gerald O’Connor, ’61, Grand Forks Marcy (Johnson) Radakovich, ..’61, Grand Forks Rodger Wockovich, ’61, Carlton, Minn. Arnold Tranby, ’62, Moorhead, Minn. James Barnes, ’64, Independence, Iowa Raymond Brooks, ..’64, Winona, Minn. Sonja (Fuglesten) Darling, ..’64, Point Richmond, Calif.
Mark Stenson, ’49, Seattle
Lt. Col. Kathryn Rogenes, RET, ’64, San Antonio, Texas
Gene Hansen, ’65, Glendive, Mont.
John Holten, MD, ’50, ’53, Moorhead, Minn. Cecil Ralph, ’50, Fort Collins, Colo.
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Wayne Lewis, ..’65, Petaluma, Calif. Virgil Skaaden, ..’65, Bismarck Gary Ulland, ..’65, Rice Lake, Wis.
David A McCay, ’70, Alexandria, Minn. Nancy (Demmers) Nelson, ’71, Grand Forks Charles Rantala, ’71, Duluth, Minn. Dorothy (McConn) Shermoen, ’71, Grand Forks Michael Trudeau, ’71, ’73, Minot, N.D. Steven Ramsdell, ..’72, Minot, N.D. Roger Walsh, ..’73, McCanna, N.D. Frances (Anderson) Berg, ’74, Winnemucca, Nev. Anthony Teskey, ..’74, Williston, N.D. Alexander Yankton, ..’74, Fort Totten, N.D. Rev. Patrick Moore, OSB, ’75, Belfield, N.D. Mark Greenwood, ’76, Dickinson, N.D. Lorna (Caldis) Fair, ..’77, Denver Daniel Patterson, ’77, Denver Dale Hagstrom, ’79, Minneapolis
1980s Brenda (Horne) Coulter, ..’80, Grand Forks Elaine (Adams) Pierce, ..’80, Grand Forks Shannon O’Harrah, ’81, Kingston, Okla. Capt. David Burnett, ..’82, Alexandria, Va. Kent Mjelde, ..’82, Erskine, Minn.
Tod Crawford, ’83, Forest Lake, Minn. Joyce (Kosmatka) Driscoll, ’86, Grand Forks Bonita (Forin) Thompson, ’88, ’00, Grand Forks
2000s John Erickson, ’01, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Wanda Olson, ’89, Hibbing, Minn.
Fern (Stenberg) Herbeck, Grand Forks
Lori Grabanski, ’90, Blaine, Minn. Mary (Gibbs) Klinicke, ’90, Grand Forks Kimberly Scott, ’90, Grand Forks Andrew Hopkins, MD, ’91, Dallas William Ray, MD, ’92, Ripon, Calif. Scott Eggers, ’94, East Grand Forks, Minn. Brian Hedglin, ’94, Colorado Springs, Colo. Eric Asselstine, ..’97, Solvang, Calif. Deborah (Greathouse) DeLong, ’98, Williamsburg, Va. Robert Dusso, ’98, Eyota, Minn.
Lucille (Plummer) Jarombek, Grand Forks Janet Johnson, Buxton, N.D. Dr. Fathy Messiha, Grand Forks
FRIENDS Anita (Wetzel) Anderson, Devils Lake, N.D. Frances Buckingham, Pharr, Texas
Alberta (Bart) Holaday, Jamestown, N.D. Elizabeth (Caldwell) Kaplan, Annandale, Va. Mary Lou (Matthew) Klooze, Fort Wayne, Ind. Leah McDermid, Council Bluffs, Iowa Lynn (Talbot) Miller, Austin, Texas Jack Mitzel, Laguna Hills, Calif. Ivan Nelson, Grand Forks Ronald Papachek, Cando, N.D. Dorothy (Cobb) Purdon, New Braunfels, Texas Art Tallackson Jr., Grafton, N.D. Roger Waith, East Grand Forks, Minn. Dennis Westby, Cando, N.D.
Harriet (McCauley) Erickson, Park River, N.D. Ronald Feist, Minot, N.D. Elaine (Olson) Flaten, Hatton, N.D. Virginia Hartenberger, Wichita, Kan.
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TIDBITS, NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE UND AA&F
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Join the Fun In Omaha Feb. 8-9
Join UND alumni, family and friends at the UND Fan Headquarters before Coach Hakstol and the UND men’s hockey team take on former UND coach and current head coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Dean Blais, and his hockey team. Fan Headquarters for pre- and post-game gatherings will be The Old Mattress Factory Bar and Grill in Omaha (501 N. 13th Street). Friday’s game will take place at the Century Link Center with puck drop at 6:37 p.m., while Saturday’s outdoor game will be played at TD Ameritrade Park at 4:07 p.m. Saturday’s game will be part of a double header and tickets will be good for not only the UND/UNO game, but also the Omaha Lancers game beforehand. For more information and/or tickets, please contact UND Alumni Chapter Coordinator, Erin (Barney) Isenhart, at erin.isenhart@ hotmail.com or at 402.690.1624.
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You may have noticed that this issue of the Alumni Review looks different and may even feel different. From the front cover to this page, we have been making changes, large and small, to the look of the Alumni Review. We’re curious what you think of our efforts to update the look of the magazine. Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Another change to the magazine might not be quite as noticeable, but we are proud of it none-the-less. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we are now using paper that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (www.fsc.org). The magazine is printed on papter thatcomes from forests that meet the FSC’s strict standards for management and harvesting. Our printing partner, Forum Printing, also uses soy ink in the production of the Alumni Review. Soy ink is not only a renewable resource, but is naturally low in volatile organic compounds and is easier to recycle than petroleumbased inks. As we moved into the “greenest” building in North Dakota, we thought it important to carry the spirit of environmental stewardship into all aspects of our operation. If you really want to help us save trees, you can request to stop getting the hard copy of the magazine and instead read the online version. Make your request to alumnireview@ undalumni.net.
Find the Flame Winners!
Readers thought they saw the flame in a number of spots on the cover of the fall issue, but its actual location was in the window panes in the lower right hand corner of the photo (circled at top). Lauren Hoffman, Kathie Harrington and Becky Loyd are the winners of the ‘Find the Flame’ contest. Their names were drawn from the correct answers. Make sure to look for the flame on this issue’s cover. Send your guesses to email@example.com. You could be the winner of a neat prize package from the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. Good luck!
49th Annual Florida Gathering
Jay Morgan, ’73, invites all North Dakota residents, snowbirds and friends to the 49th Annual North Dakota Suncoast Association Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. It will be held at the River Wilderness Golf and Country Club in Parrish, Fla. Contact Jay at 941.378.4444 or his wife, Louise Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
University of North Dakota Alumni Association 3501 University Ave Stop 8157 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8157
OCEANIA CRUISES: London to Barcelona
OCEANIA CRUISES: Stockholm to Copenhagen
AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 From $3,999 per person if booked by March 12, 2013 (double occupancy, including airfare)
PORTS OF CALL
London, Saint-Malo, Concarneau/Pont-Aven, Bordeaux, Bilbao, La Coruna, Oporto, Lisbon, Cadiz/Seville, Barcelona
TO BOOK YOUR TRIP, call 800.842.9023.
JUNE 24 – JULY 5, 2013
From $3,999 per person if booked by February 15, 2013 (double occupancy, including airfare)
Or to view the 2013 travel opportunities, visit undalumni.org/alumnitours.
PORTS OF CALL
Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Gdansk, Berlin, Copenhagen