September 16, 2003


ATTENDING: Brad Berg, Charlie Bridgeford, Jared Bruggeman, Judy DeMers, Ray Diez, Lillian Elsinga, Susan Jeno, Susan Nelson, Elizabeth Nichols, Sherry Penner, Mark Rudolph, Lowell Schweigert, John Sirignano, Bruce Smith, Roger Thomas, Paul Todhunter


Recorder:Bev Hopman


The meeting was called to order by Sue Jeno at 3:05p.m. in room 1917 of the Medical School


Minutes: Ray Diez moved the minutes from May 20, 2003, be approved.Judy DeMers seconded.Motion carried.


New Members: ††Sue Jeno welcomed the new members; Paul Todhunter, Mark Rudolph and Sherry Penner and asked all of those in attendance to introduce themselves.


Elect New Chair:†† Sue Jeno called for nominations for a committee chair for the 2003-04 school year.Lillian Elsinga nominated Ray Diez.Judy DeMers seconded.Ray Diez nominated Sue Jeno.Lowell Schweigert seconded.Written ballots were collected and Sue Jeno was re-elected chair.


Fall Semester Meetings Dates:††After some discussion, the following meetings dates were set:Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16.All meetings will be at 3:30 p.m.


IAC Duties and Responsibilities:Sue Jeno stated that each member should have received a memo outlining the charge and duties of the IAC as determined by the University Senate.She asked if there were any questions or areas that should be discussed.No questions were raised at this time.


NCAA Self Study:Roger Thomas reported that the NCAA issues forms to member schools every five years to conduct a self study.Phil Harmeson is the chair of the committee completing UNDís study this year.A large portion of the study has already been completed.Some of the information that is required is readily available in information that has been compiled for the university accreditation and the annual report.Lillian Elsinga supported the viewpoint that the Athletic Department is in good shape any changes if necessary would be minor.According to Roger Thomas, UND did not complete the self study five years ago due to the flood recovery and the administrative transition.Judy DeMers asked if an outline of the study was available.Sue Jeno said that she had that information and anyone wishing to receive a copy could contact her directly.


Athletic Training:Judy DeMers stated that Athletic Training students were providing services for the athletic teams, but the NCAA has changed the requirements.Roger Thomas said that the new regulations require a certified trainer be available to supervise the student trainers.He indicated that graduate assistants have been added to the training staff to meet that requirement.Judy DeMers said this is a legal and educational issue and that the resolution reached is a good one.


UND Code Violations:Lillian Elsinga reported that she met with Roger Thomas, Jared Bruggeman and Bob Boyd to discuss the handling of violations of the UND Code that occur both on and off campus.If a student violates the Code, they are asked to meet with representatives from the Dean of Students Office.This meeting does not replace the legal system, but is used to motivate the student to turn their behavior around.Student-athletes go through the same process as other students.Roger Thomas stated that he met with the coaches and emphasized that they follow all the proper procedures.Jared Bruggeman said that Jerry Bulisco, Associate Dean of Student Life, speaks to incoming freshman athletes at his Intro to Student Life class.


Students and Alcohol:Lillian Elsinga said that North Dakota ranks number one in K-12 drinking.Alcohol abuse by students is a serious concern and that President Kupchella has outlined his expectations in the UND Code of Student Life.The following is an excerpt from page 9 of that publication:



Because of the visibility and status held as role models, student athletes are charged to set the example of responsible and respectful behavior.Athletic program personnel are expected to include discussions of alcohol abuse, prevention, and underage drinking among athletes as a part of their training.In order to maintain active status as student athletes, adherence to federal, state and local laws and the policies and regulations of the Code of Student Life is expected.


Roger Thomas said that Athletics enters into this discussion with the coaches.Our student-athletes speak at schools in the area about alcohol.He also said that alcohol use at athletic events was closely monitored to keep it out of student sections.The suite holders at Engelstad arena are responsible for the behavior their suites.Judy DeMers reported that she has seen people evicted in the box near her seats and thought the athletic events were policed very well.John Sirignano said that staff members from REA have attended TEAM (techniques for effective alcohol management) training.Jared Bruggeman added that the Athletic Department has received a CHOICES grant to help student-athletes educate the public regarding making intelligent, informed choices.


Enduring Freedom:Roger Thomas said that Enduring Freedom is a program designed to show Grand Forksí appreciation of the GFAFB and to help maintain the base in Grand Forks.Tickets are given to airbase personnel and their families free of charge to football, basketball, womenís hockey and volleyball.A ticket office is set up at GFAFB.Judy DeMers stated that she had heard comments from the community expressing concern that military personnel get in free, while many members of the community and UND staff can not afford to purchase tickets.Roger Thomas recommended she visit with Phil Harmeson regarding this issue.Bruce Smith suggested it could also be an issue for discussion at the Deanís Council.


Class/Practice Schedules:Roger Thomas said that athletic practice times have traditionally been from 3:00 Ė 6:00 p.m.With the changes in class times and the addition of more evening classes, it has become more and more difficult to schedule team practices.Elizabeth Nichols said that the Deanís Council has been getting pressure to schedule later classes.Judy DeMers suggested that classes which are offered only once a semester not be scheduled between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.Ray Diez recommended that guideline should be used especially in upper level classes.The IAC is well represented on the Deanís Council (Judy DeMers, Elizabeth Nichols, Lillian Elsinga, and Bruce Smith) Roger Thomas asked for any assistance they can give to assist with scheduling.


Department Reports:

A.Compliance:UND has had a few minor infractions.A more complete report will be presented at a later meeting.Each Sioux Illustrated will have NCAA compliance information.Sue Jeno asked if information was sent out to the public.Jared Bruggeman said that information was sent out with the season tickets.

B.Budget:John Sirignano passed out a copy of the FY 2004 budget.He indicated it was about one million more than FY 2003.The additional revenue is expected to be made up in increased ticket sales and Fighting Sioux Club donations.Expenses are up due to increased scholarship, travel and recruiting costs.Charlie Bridgeford asked if the income from concessions included money from the Alerus and REA.John Sirignano said it was Hyslop concessions only.Sue Jeno asked if that income would disappear when basketball and volleyball move to REA.John Sirignano replied that there would still be limited income from swimming.Charlie Bridgeford moved to approve the budget as presented.Susan Nelson seconded.Motion carried.

C.Facilities:Sherry Penner reported on the new addition to REA.Volleyball will use the facility as a practice and game site.Basketball will play most of their game in the main arena and practice in the new facility.The new arena will have 2700 permanent seats, similar to the style of seating in the Alerus, and accommodate 3400 when the bleachers are in place.There will be 4 volleyball courts, 4 basketball courts as well as locker rooms, study areas and a traditions area.Judy DeMers asked how the facility was being funded.John Sirignano replied that REA will either take out a loan or bond, depending on which offered a lower interest rate.Money generated by the activities will pay off the debt.No student or state money will be used.



Elizabeth Nichols asked about the status of the old Engelstad Arena.Roger Thomas said that an architect has been contacted regarding potential uses for the site and to help make the decision as to whether it should be torn down or renovated.He indicated an indoor practice facility as well as an indoor track are the next items on the agenda.


Scheduling/Division I:Roger Thomas said that President Kupchella has made it clear that UND will remain Division II with Division I hockey regardless of the move made by NDSU, SDSU and Northern Colorado.At this time, it is not certain if UND will continue to play NDSU.†† The new facilities will draw new teams to compete against in volleyball and basketball.The new facilities at UND also put the school in an excellent position facility-wise should the decision to move to Division I occur down the road.


Other Business:Judy DeMers expressed concern about the purchasing student season hockey tickets.She felt it would be very difficult for out of town students to purchase tickets.Roger Thomas said that out of town students can have someone else purchase season tickets for them.He also indicated that the single game tickets for students are available and rarely sell out.


The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.The next meeting will be October 21, at 3:30 p.m.





UND ATHLETICS - Fiscal Year 2004 Budget








Athletic Department


FY 2004




Projected Budget


Building & Facility Rental




Volleyball Tickets




Miscellaneous Income




Women's Hockey Tickets




Men's Hockey Tickets




Football Tickets




Basketball Tickets








Administrative Income




Marketing & Promotions




Fighting Sioux Club








University Fees








Total Revenue








Administration - Salary


$††††††††††††††††† 950,189.00


Administration - Operations


$††††††††††††††††† 200,500.00


Buildings & Grounds


$††††††††††††††††††† 10,000.00


NCAA Championships


$††††††††††††††††††††† 8,000.00


Marketing & Promotions


$††††††††††††††††† 102,700.00


Miscellaneous Staff Travel


$††††††††††††††††††† 10,000.00




$†††††††††††††† 1,320,238.00


Training Room


$††††††††††††††††† 123,353.00




$††††††††††††††††††† 62,603.00




$††††††††††††††††††† 11,475.00


Men's Basketball


$††††††††††††††††††† 68,600.00


Men's Basketball Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††† 22,250.00


Ticket Administration


$††††††††††††††††† 115,045.00


General Sports


$††††††††††††††††††† 20,000.00


Men's Golf


$††††††††††††††††††† 16,500.00


Women's Golf


$††††††††††††††††††† 11,350.00




$††††††††††††††††† 192,132.00


Football Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††† 36,850.00




$††††††††††††††††† 275,100.00


Hockey Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††† 27,500.00


Fighting Sioux Club


$††††††††††††††††† 130,000.00


Men's Track


$††††††††††††††††††† 60,605.00


Media Relations


$††††††††††††††††††† 55,000.00


Women's Soccer


$†††††††† †††††††††††49,600.00


Game Management


$†††††††††††††† 1,414,250.00


Soccer Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††††† 3,000.00


Women's Basketball


$††††††††††††††††††† 80,695.00


Women's Basketball Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††† 15,210.00


Hockey Salary Supplement


$†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -††




$††††††††††††††††††† 58,975.00


Softball Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††††† 3,500.00




$††††††††††††††††††† 82,770.00


Women's Tennis


$††††††††††††††††††††† 8,000.00


Women's Track


$††††††††††††††††††† 70,700.00




$††††††††††††††††††† 59,000.00


Volleyball Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††††† 7,000.00


Baseball Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††† ††4,500.00


Tennis Recruiting


$†††††††††††††††††††††††† 500.00


Swimming Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††††† 4,000.00


Women's Hockey


$††††††††††††††††† 174,983.00


Women's Hockey Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††† 24,500.00


Men's Golf Recruiting


$†††††††††††††††††††††††† 500.00


Women's Golf Recruiting


$†††††††††††††††††††††††† 500.00


Men's Track/CC Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††††† 2,500.00


Women's Track/CC Recruiting


$††††††††††††††††††††† 2,500.00






Total Expenses








Net Revenue (Loss)