|Who has been chosen for the Names Commission?|
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 09:12:07 -0600 From: Peter Johnson (Peter_Johnson@mail.und.nodak.edu) Reply-To: UND Faculty Discussion List (FACTALK@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU) To: FACTALK@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU 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.
"We are chameleons,
and our partialities and prejudices change places with an easy
and blessed facility."
- Mark Twain