Who has been chosen for the Names Commission?

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Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 09:12:07 -0600
From: Peter Johnson (Peter_Johnson@mail.und.nodak.edu)
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Subject: UND'S KUPCHELLA NAMES COMMISSION TO STUDY FIGHTING SIOUX NAME

UND'S KUPCHELLA NAMES COMMISSION TO STUDY FIGHTING SIOUX NAME

University of North Dakota President Charles E. Kupchella has announced
the creation of a commission that will examine UND's nearly 70-year
tradition of using the name "Fighting Sioux" for its athletic teams.  

The 16-member group includes both on- and off-campus representatives,
including two former North Dakota governors and a retired federal
judge.  In his charge, Kupchella asks the Commission to find the
missing information he needs to make a decision, provide education for
each other and all interested in the issues, and to examine the
experiences of UND and other universities that have wrestled with
nickname changes.  The Commission, he said, should outline alternative
courses of action, indicating how negative impacts of each can best be
reduced.  

Kupchella said that he, not the Commission, will make the ultimate
decision.

The group includes:

* Phil Harmeson, associate dean of the UND College of Business and
Public Administration and UND's Faculty Athletics Representative to the
National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), who will serve as
chair.  

* George Sinner, Fargo, former North Dakota governor and member of the
State Board of Higher Education and retired farmer and business
executive.

* Allen Olson, Eden Prairie, Minn., former North Dakota governor and
now executive director of the Independent Community Bankers Association
of Minnesota.

* Jim R. Carrigan, Boulder, Co., former Colorado Supreme Court justice
and a retired U.S. district judge who is now a consultant on mediation
and arbitration.

* Richard Becker, Grand Forks, president of Becker Marketing
Consultants and past president of the UND Alumni Association.

* Cynthia Mala, Bismarck, executive director of the North Dakota Indian
Affairs Commission and a member of the Spirit Lake Nation.

* Fred Lukens, Grand Forks, president of Simmons Advertising and a
former UND basketball player.

* Nadine Tepper, UND assistant professor of teaching and learning.

* Leigh Jeanotte, director of the UND Office of Native American
Programs and an assistant to UND's vice president for student and
outreach services.

* Michael Jacobsen, UND professor and chair of social work.

* Roger Thomas, UND athletic director.

* Cec Volden, UND professor of nursing and an associate member of UND's
Conflict Resolution Center.

* Kathleen Gershman, UND professor of teaching and learning.

* Pamela End of Horn, a UND student from Pine Ridge, S.D. and a member
of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

* Angela LaRocque, a UND graduate student from Belcourt and a member of
the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

* Chris Semrau, a UND student from Minot who currently serves as
student body president.
        
Kupchella said that he may add one or two more individuals to the
group.



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