Monthly Archives: March 2012

Geat ready to ROCK-THE-WALL!

Looking for a new challenge? …UND students, faculty, staff & community (new and experienced climbers) are welcome to join in the competition. The contest will be seperated into 2 sections (male and female) and then broken-down into 3 divisions (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). There will be about 8-10 routes, where participants will be encouraged to climb a given course without falling! Free Food and lots of Great Prizes will be given away!
Check out our Facebook page (Rock-the-Wall) for Registration details.

Lynn’s Wednesday Write-Up – March 28th

Good morning everyone, welcome back to the Running With Lynn Show it is wednesday 10:32 in the am. We are look at a cool day today with a high of 52 right now we are at 38. The weekend should be chilly which makes it a great day to go and catch a movie. The movie of the week:  American Reunion.


I just got back from a much-needed vacation to with some of my close friends. It was a weekend filled with catching up, laughing, getting lost pretty much everywhere we went, and really good food.

I know many of you just got back from Spring Break. Even if you didn’t get to jump on a plane, I don’t think a single person can complain about the abnormally warm temperatures we’re having.

Anyway, from a classification standpoint, you could say that my friends are “sugar addicts.” One of the first things they do before we reunite is refill the candy jar. The next thing they do is put it out in the middle of everyone, waiting to be consumed.

Because I was on vacation and out of my “norm,” I decided to partake in a little candy consumption myself. I also found some ridiculously delicious foods in different restaurants we tried… I even tested the fried calamari waters! (Crazy, I know.)

The best part? My jeans didn’t “shrink in the dryer,” if you know what I mean…

Along with trying delicious foods, we did a LOT of walking. We spent a full day in Chicago and most of that day consisted of walking the wrong way to get places. A lack of itinerary made for a continuous and carefree stroll around the city. Aside from stopping to eat, I’m not sure that our feet ever stopped moving.

IT WAS AWESOME! (So was sitting down at the end of it all.)

Even though vacation is over, it’s important to remember that you can still have the best of both worlds- just balance it out. Enjoy your food, but then get out and enjoy some physical activity.

2012 UND Homecoming Steering Committee Applications due Monday, March 26th

Students, are you looking to get involved and be a part of the excitement of UND Homecoming?  Apply today to become a part of the 2012 Homecoming Steering Committee.

What is the Homecoming Steering Committee?

Homecoming is a tradition at UND! Over the years, Homecoming Week has been directed by a variety of offices, committees, and students. The Homecoming Steering Committee (HSC) was created for Homecoming to become more student driven instead of office or department driven. A student driven committee enhances student involvement for the campus during the week of Homecoming and offers leadership experience for the students involved. The 2012 Homecoming Steering Committee will be made up of 10 students, one being the President who is employed at the UND Alumni Association. Mark your calendars now.

Homecoming 2012 is set for October 8-13!

Homecoming Steering Committee Commitment and Requirements

  • Attend all meetings during the school year and meetings in which you are available in the summer. Meetings occur at the Memorial Union. The time will be decided by HSC availably. These will occur bi-weekly April-August, and weekly August-November, 2012.
  • Be available to attend all HSC events or find ways to assist before or after these events if attendance is not possible.
  • Support and promote all Homecoming programming and events before, during, and after Homecoming Week by using personal social media, wearing Homecoming gear, and encouraging participation among other students in organizations you are involved in.
  • Volunteer 3 hours a week starting September 18 to staff the Homecoming Information Table at the Memorial Union where we promote Homecoming and sell Homecoming t-shirts.
  • Be creative and enthusiastic about Homecoming before, during, and after Homecoming Week.

APPLY TODAY! All applications are due: Monday, March 26th, 5:00 p.m.

Please return to the UND Alumni Association, 3100 University Avenue

Congratulations, Intramural Hockey Champions!

After a long, hard-fought Intramural Hockey season, three champions emerge! Congratulations to all three:

D1: King Ds


D2: Raw Dawgz


D3: UND Law School


Lynn’s Wednesday Write-Up – March 21st

Good morning it wed. day 10:07am the topic today UND mens hockey, wow, what a game on thursday night, beating the MN gophers, scoring  not 1 not 2 not 3 not 4 not 5 but 6 goals in the 3rd period. Moving on to win it all against Denver. The weekend will be nice and if you get some time make sure to catch the movie of the week

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus – the demigod son of Zeus – is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares, switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Poster of Wrath of the Titans
 Lynn is an employee of the UND Wellness Center and guest writer for UND7d. Lynn likes to share his weekly thoughts on what’s going on in the Greater Grand Forks Community and the ever-changing weather. Lynn is a huge fan of movies so if you are looking for a review on a movie – please check back on his blogs. We hope you enjoy the world according to our friend Lynn!

Cooking with Rhombus Guys Pizza at the Culinary Corner!

Guest Chef Conner Paulson will be visiting the Culinary Corner Saturday, March 24th at 2:00PM. Come spend the afternoon learning how to make Chicken Tikki with homemade salsa and get some expert tips about cooking. There are still some spots available!

Cost is $10.00 and click here to register!

Find more about our upcoming classes CLICK HERE.

Questions? Call 701.777.0228

Kick Butts Day is Wednesday, March 21st

In honor of Kick Butts Day on Wednesday, March 21st, the Healthy UND Tobacco Free Campus Task Group is taking the opportunity to highlight the tobacco free campus policy and quit tobacco options.  Kick Butts Day, founded by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, is a national day to raise awareness about tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable death and disease.

UND is a tobacco free campus, which means tobacco use in any form is not allowed on university property. Tobacco use is allowed on city streets and sidewalks adjacent to these streets.  Each and every UND community member, including students, administrators, faculty and staff, play an important role in ensuring the success of this policy.   Here are some things you can do to support a tobacco-free UND:

We encourage those who use tobacco to take advantage of the following services to help you quit:

Free telephone or on-line support and free nicotine replacement medications

Thank you for joining us in our efforts to promote a healthy learning environment on campus!

Dr. Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award nominations sought

Nominations for the Dr. Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award are being solicited and are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 30. The award will be presented at the Annual Healthy UND Coalition meeting in the fall.

The Dr. Robert H. Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award is named in recognition of a true champion of health and wellness at UND. Its purpose is to recognize the achievements of individuals, departments, or groups who have worked to improve the health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff by enhancing awareness, building skills, changing social norms, and creating a healthier environment.

Background: In October of 2000, then-President Charles Kupchella officially launched the Healthy UND Coalition and charged Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Robert Boyd with its organizational oversight. From 2000 to his retirement in 2011, Boyd championed the expansion of health and wellness programs, services, and facilities that directly benefited the campus community. He was an advocate for the University’s efforts to focus on the seven dimensions of wellness.

On Aug. 26, 2010 the Dr. Robert Boyd Healthy UND Champion Award was launched with the presentation of the award to Dr. Boyd at the 10 year anniversary celebration of the Healthy UND Coalition.

At the 2011 Healthy UND Annual meeting, Kim Ruliffson, UND’s Worksite Wellness coordinator, was the second recipient of the award. Kim is known to go above and beyond her job duties to find a creative, sustainable, and effective way to encourage a healthier lifestyle among UND staff and faculty, bringing out the best in UND employees. Kim has partnered with many different companies including the American Heart Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield, NDPERS, and the CEO Roundtable on Cancer to ensure that UND employees have the best care and resources available to live a healthier life.

To nominate an individual, group, or department you feel is a Healthy UND Champion, please address the following criteria. Please limit your nomination to no more than three pages.

  1. Explain how the individual, department or group contributes to healthier UND students, faculty, and/or staff.
  2. Tell us about the significance of the impact that the individual, department, or group is making on the campus community. Expand your response to address the sustainability and effectiveness of the impact.
  3. Describe the partnerships that the individual, department or group has developed to promote healthy lifestyle choices by enhancing awareness, building skills, changing social norms, and creating a healthier environment.
  4. Which of the seven dimensions of wellness has the individual, department or group emphasized? Physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and environmental.

Letters of nomination should be directed to the Health and Wellness Resource Office, Memorial Union, room 149, 2109 University Ave, Stop 8262, Grand Forks, ND 58202 – 8262. They may also be emailed to If you have any questions, please contact the Health and Wellness Resource Office at 777-2097

— Bethany Brandvold, Health and Wellness Resource Office, 777-2097,

Night Life @ UND events announced for March 23-24

Night Life @ UND provides free late-night entertainment for UND students every Friday and Saturday night (not including holidays). The following events will be held at Night Life @ UND March 23-24.

Main events at the Memorial Union

All events are from 9 p.m. to midnight unless otherwise noted.


  • Jim Tavare (comedian) – 9 p.m., Loading Dock – Hosted by UPC
  • Spring Dance – 10:30 p.m., Loading Dock – Hosted by FOCUS/Newman Center – Semi-formal dress


  • Mission Improv – 9 p.m., Loading Dock – Hosted by UPC
  • Amazing Race to Get Your Plate in Shape – 10:30 p.m., Loading Dock – Hosted by Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Billiards Tournament – Register at 9 p.m., Games begin at 9:30 p.m. – Lifetime Sports

Other weekend events:

  • Movie, “Sherlock Holmes 2” – Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m., Memorial Union Lecture Bowl – Hosted by UPC
  • Free food; Friday – Pizza Ranch, Saturday – Popcorn chicken and fruit
  • Gaming; PS3 and many games.
  • Open board games, life-size games, and more.
  • Crafts; Friday – Zen Gardens with Health and Wellness Peer Educators, Saturday – Condom Roses/Ovaries with Pro-Choice Voice
  • Lifetime Sports:   Free billiards, air hockey, table tennis, video games, and more – Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. to midnight

Wellness Center

All events are from 9 to 11 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


  • Open gym for volleyball and basketball
  • Open rockwall
  • Moonlight workouts (open fitness equipment)

See full poster at

— Nicki Green, Health and Wellness, 777-4165,

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