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Over the past few months we have been working to improve our home page to allow visitors a better and more efficient visit. We are excited to launch the new page today and invite you all to take a look and check out the new features and navigations. Feedback is welcome so feel free to leave a comment!
Here’s a sneak preview.
Today is the first full day of the Spring Semester so we’d like to welcome back all of our returning graduate students and those who are beginning their studies with us for the first time. We wish you all a successful and enjoyable semester!
A couple of items to add to your calendars: The 2013 Graduate School Scholarly Forum will be held March 5 & 6 in the Memorial Union. The Scholarly Forum showcases the cutting edge research and creative scholarship from our graduate community all across campus. If you would like to present either an oral or poster, you might like to visit this page to learn more about submitting. And a reminder! Abstracts (up to 400 words) are due by January 25th.
Stay tuned for more information about the recently formed Graduate Student Organization. We’ll post details on how you can get involved and what events they will be offering.
UND also has a Women in Science interest group for students and faculty. We’ll post information here and on our website as they schedule their meetings. It’s a great way to meet others across campus, have a conversation and engage in the WIS community.
And finally, don’t forget you can follow #UNDGradSchool on Twitter!
The Department of Teaching & Learning is offering a new graduate certificate to start this Fall. It is designed to provide skills and knowledge for teaching at the college level. Read below for information from the fact sheet. The deadline for applications is July 15 for the Fall 2012 term.
If you are interested in applying for the certificate, visit My GradSpace and complete the online application.
The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching offers a 12-credit graduate level program teaching effective college instruction in terms of both principles and techniques. It is targeted, but not limited, to faculty (full-time and adjuncts) and graduate students who are, or intend to become professors, college instructors, academic advisors, internship supervisors, program trainers, and curriculum coordinators.
Through this certificate program, students will:
- Gain knowledge about various pedagogical approaches
- Experience and demonstrate effective teaching skills
- Connect institutional and department missions as well as disciplinary norms
- Foster ethical behaviors and professional standards
- Understand the complexities of the academic profession
- Identify emerging trends in college teaching excellence
- Participate in professional forums as a means to enhance the knowledge and practice ofeffective college teaching during the period of the program and beyond
If you would like to learn more about the new College Teaching graduate certificate you can read the fact sheet here, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Art & Design at the University of North Dakota would like to invite you to view work by MFA candidates Meghan Duda and Jim Champion on Tuesday May, 1st from 11:00am to 5:00pm in the courtyard of the Hughes Fine Art Center. Champion’s Entropic time based sculptural installations, “We all Fall Down”, ”All The Kings Horseman” and Gently Down the Stream” will be installed at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm and will be on view throughout the day. Duda’s “Trailer Obscura” will be on view from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. This mobile camera obscura will allow you to experience first hand what it is like to be inside of a camera.
Please come to the courtyard of the Hughes Fine Art Center to meet these two talented artists and experience their work first hand Tuesday May, 1st from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Camera Obscura, Latin for “dark room,” refers to a darkened space punctured with a single pinhole. This pinhole allows reflected external light to pass through, creating a projection of the outside world within the darkened space. This phenomena, used by painters in the enlightenment period to trace scenery, is the basis for modern photography. All cameras are essentially small versions of a camera obscura.
Entropic time based sculptural installations.
The need for permanent, to keep what we value firmly in our lives is universally relatable. It has been said that we walk backwards through our lives, the past in full view while grounded in the present. The future is unknown and elusive to be deciphered from clues reviled in our past.
This ordination in time brings about the contemplations of the divine for many as it has for me. As an artist I’ve set out to render the divine without the symbols, doctrine, and dogma imposed by religion. However, looking to the religious and spiritual art and architecture for a baseline of commonality I’ve identified 7 element that are consistently utilized to portray the divine These element are light, color, geometric shapes, gravity, repetition, sound (specifically the echo) and sent. In the animation of “We all Fall Down”, ”All The Kings Horseman” and Gently Down the Stream” three process driven sculptures incorporating ice, time and gravity the drama of a linear existence is played out over 2 -30 hour to completion.
The Graduate School is excited to announce a new doctoral program at the University of North Dakota. The departments of Aviation and Space Studies in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences will jointly offer an interdisciplinary PhD program in Aerospace Sciences beginning in Fall 2012. The program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in government, industry and academia.
Speaking with the Grand Forks Herald prior to the State Board of Higher Education’s meeting, Associate Dean Paul Lindseth said, “the focus is on developing researchers at the highest level in this country and around the world. We need more well-qualified people to help solve, for example, integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace”.
UND’s Aerospace Sciences program is the only one of its kind in the country with very few similar programs offered internationally. It will be offered both on campus and online making it accessible to distance students.
About the Program:
The mission of the Aerospace Sciences PhD program is to provide interdisciplinary teaching and research at the highest academic levels. The goal is to provide highly educated scholars and leaders with the skills necessary to mix technology and science with an understanding of the politics and economics of the aerospace fields.
- Students will develop a thorough knowledge of the aerospace elements specifically related to the Aviation and Space Studies disciplines that will allow them to be successful leaders in the industry by applying solutions gained through theory and applied research.
- Students will enhance their analytical, technical, research and communication skills through classroom and research activities to further develop an ability to carry out independent, original and applied research.
- Students will further develop the critical skill set needed to enable them to fill leadership roles within government and research agencies, educational institutions or private aerospace and aviation sector companies.
More information about the Aerospace Sciences PhD can be found here. To apply, visit My GradSpace on The Graduate School’s website. The deadline for Fall 2012 admission is May 30th.
The University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Master of Public Health (MPH). This collaborative program between the two institutions is the first of its kind in the state, perhaps the country. It will prepare graduates to deliver important health promotion and disease prevention programs to citizens of the state, and give graduates the skills and training to address health care issues for North Dakota’s rural population.
The (MPH) is a professional degree program designed for graduates and employees in health-related fields holding a bachelor’s degree or higher in their field of practice. This unique integrated program is offered by UND and NDSU, and focuses on rural health and health care, health promotion and disease prevention, disease management, health policy and related activities of interest to North Dakota public health care practitioners and policy makers.
In addition to the core coursework, individuals will select one of seven tracks at either the University of North Dakota or North Dakota State University. Applicants will apply to the institution that houses the track they wish to follow. Both institutions offer core coursework. More tracks are anticipated in the future.
Mission Statement and Goals
The M.P.H. program will prepare individuals who will serve as practitioners competent to carry out broad public health functions in local, state, national, and international settings.
Goal 1: Students will be knowledgeable in the core discipline areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences and health services administration.
Goal 2: Students will be able to demonstrate competencies in leadership, communication and informatics, diversity and culture, public health biology, professionalism, program planning and systems thinking.
Goal 3: Students will be able to apply social, administrative and population health skills to meet public health needs.
Specialization Coursework: Students will complete additional course work in one of the following tracks of specialization.
UND offers specialization tracks in Rural Health Management and Policy, Rural Health, and Health Care and A Healthy Society. Students interested in these tracks will apply to UND.
NDSU offers specialization tracks in Health Promotion, Pharmacy and Public Health, Infectious Disease Management, and Emergency Management. Students interested in these tracks will apply to NDSU.
The University of North Dakota has announced a new graduate certificate program in Social Entrepreneurship, and The Graduate School is now accepting applications.
So, what is it?
Social Entrepreneurship is a rapidly evolving field. It can be generally described as the use of entrepreneurial principles to address existing social problems. The entrepreneur is a creative person dedicated to a social cause, creating and managing ventures and social enterprises.
The certificate program evolved out of a cross-disciplinary partnership at UND. Students are provided the diverse academic background needed to succeed as a social entrepreneur.
Dr Jason Jensen, MPA Program Director said, “Students are often very socially conscious and are looking for academic offerings that allow them to pursue this interest. Focusing on social entrepreneurship allows us to match a student’s interests with societal needs. We want tomorrow’s leaders to think about if they want to just live in the world or whether they want to change it for the better.”
The program provides a regionally-unique educational opportunity to students at all points in their career paths. The student body has diverse backgrounds, since solutions to social and community problems can come from creative-minded people from a ariety of fields.
The courses are designed to complement each other with minimal overlap or repetition. They are ‘non-linear’ so students may begin in any semester. The certificate is made up of four courses – one offered each semester – in the evenings, to accommodate working professionals. The courses are offered both online and on campus in a hybrid format. They include Creation and Management of Social Enterprises; Political Advocacy and Social Entrepreneurship; Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship; and Sociology of Social Entrepreneurship.
The Graduate School would like to introduce you to the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals – an organization that we believe many of our UND graduate students would like to learn more about. If you are looking for fun ways to network, leadership opportunities or ways to get involved in the community, then GGFYP is for you. In an effort to bring together town and gown, we invited GGFYP to share a blog of introduction.
I have one question for you: “YP… Why Not?”
I suppose I should back up and introduce myself. My name is Stacey Heggen, and I’m the Executive Director for the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, or as we like to call ourselves, YP. Consider this your invitation to join us!
Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, or GGFYP, is a nonprofit group dedicated to helping the region’s young professionals get more involved in their community, stay connected to one another and giving them a bigger voice. To our members, we offer volunteer opportunities and a way to network with other young professionals. To our community, we offer our energy and enthusiasm. GGFYP is involved in events such as ArtSee, the annual showcase of area artists, Beans on the Bank, a chili cook-off and Launch Grand Forks, a survey of young professionals and their hopes for the region.
Simply put, The Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals are both young and young at heart. We care about our community, and we represent the interests of the 20-40 year olds in our area. We are made up of college students, pencil pushers, parents, and people whose collars come in many colors. We love living here and we think other people should too. We plan some two dozen events throughout the year for our members to network and learn. Through our committees, our members are able to get involved in both GGFYP and the community.
What does it take to be a member? Committing to:
• Launch Grand Forks. This means looking at your community through the lens of possibility. It means encouraging our children, our leaders, and our neighbors to think bigger and more optimistically about Grand Forks’ future. It means valuing the people, places, and quality of life in Grand Forks and instilling the community with a renewed sense of pride.
• Be supportive. Be actively involved in the organization and represent the interests and beliefs of the organization. Here are some ideas on how to be involved: raise your hand for leadership opportunities, step forward with new ideas, attend events, invest in another member – personally or professionally, recruit other members, help secure funding, add ideas to this list.
• Pay up. Pay your dues when your dues are due. ($35/year- basically a steak dinner on a Saturday night) That’s it.
We believe in empowering our members to take on leadership and organizational roles for different events with our different committees. Board members and committee chairs are elected positions, but anyone can join a committee or more than one, if the volunteer bug has bit you hard.
• Board of Directors
• Community Involvement
• Marketing Committee
• Professional Development Committee
• Programs Committee
• Social Committee
Again, we encourage anyone and everyone to join us, whether you are in the professional working world or the professional student world. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: Stacey@ggfyp.com. Our website, www.ggfyp.com, also has more fun information about our group. We hope you will join us!
For just over a year now, the University of North Dakota has reviewed, redesigned and launched a new web presence for the institution – one designed to attract and serve our major stakeholders. It has been an enormous undertaking, but a few days before the Christmas break, the first pages of the web site were publicly revealed.
Now it is our turn. The Graduate School has remapped much of the information to what we hope will be a logical pathway to finding information, not just for new browsers, but our current students, faculty and staff who frequent our site for all kinds of information. There is always a risk with change – information could be lost, harder to find, and thus not actually serve the original purpose for change. However, change also brings opportunity. For us, it has forced us to take a look at what information is most frequently searched (via our analytics), update that which is very outdated, and present a fresh face to the world.
We invite you to look around the new layout, and provide feedback using this blog’s Comments. Your feedback will help us develop the best site possible, and lets us know what works and what doesn’t as we continue to transition the entire university’s site. Bookmark us in your browser and revisit us to see new features as we continue to share stories and information for you!