September 4, 2001, Volume 19 number 1

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UMD has announced that Patricia Dennis was appointed Acting Dean of the School of Fine Arts. Pat's strengths line in her broad administrative skills, her dedication to SFA and to UMD, and her vision for the School of Fine Arts and its collegiate programs. UMD looks forward to her leadership in the School and welcomes her as the acting dean.

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Ride DTA busses free with your U-CARD! The three-year U-Card/U Pass Program, which was established in September to address the construction related reduction of on-campus parking, was an overwhelming success in its first year with the DTA providing an average of nearly 1,000 rides a day during fall and spring semesters. Parking congestion on campus was minimized this year as a direct result of the U-Card/U-Pass Program. It has become increasingly more difficult to find convenient on-campus parking during UMD's expansion. More than 700 campus parking spaces will have been eliminated due to on-campus construction, which is expected to continue for the next two years. In addition to free unlimited rides on the DTA, UMD students living in the lower campus residential area and near city bus routes are able to ride the #20 U-Bus Campus Circulator service. Access further information and bus schedules at the DTA web site: or locate the site by scrolling through "Services" on UMD's home page, then click on "transportation".

UMD honored Minnesota State Senator Sam Solon with the dedication of the Solon Campus Center on August 15 in front of the Campus Center. Approximately 300 members of the community as well as state and area leaders attended the public ceremony. Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin said, "Senator Solon has been a strong advocate for UMD for more than 30 years. He is a loyal friend with vision, commitment and leadership who has helped guide UMD in its role of academic excellence and accessibility to all Minnesotans. We are enormously grateful for all that he has done, and we are very proud to honor him in this way." Senator Solon is a 1958 graduate of UMD with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science. He was first elected to the Minnesota House in 1970 and to the Senate in 1972. He is currently serving his 9th term.

During Summer Term 2001, the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language Hearing Clinic in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provided therapy and diagnostic services to 41 individuals with speech, language, or hearing disorders. The Clinic, established in 1954, provides treatment and evaluation services to people of all ages in the community in need of assistance. For more information, call 726-8199.

CAMPUS BOOKS EVENTS: Register to win a free refurbished computer! No purchase is necessary. The drawing will be held on Friday, September 7.
  Get a free T-shirt when you purchase a specific backpack in Campus Books. The promotion ends on Saturday, September 15 or while supplies last.
  Take $1 off any 4 or 5 subject notebook in Campus Books from September 10 - 15.
  Campus Books will sponsor Earth Friendly Days from September 17 - 20. Register for a free bin of recycled products from the UMD Stores! On Monday, September 17, they will give away 50 sheet packets of recycled paper from 10 am - noon or (while supplies last). On Tuesday, September 18, Louise Curnow from the Green Merchantile will distribute Earth Friendly information from 10 am - 11 am There will be a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from the Green Merchantile. On Wednesday, September 19, Tom Elwell will give information on the value of bus ridership and he will also have information about a free trip to Mexico. On Friday, September 20, Campus Books will be giving away free tree seedlings beginning at 10 am (while supplies last).
  MARKETPLACE EVENTS: Take 20% off all room supplies until September 29 in the UMD Marketplace.

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