SAFETY AWARENESS FAIR
UMDs Fifth Annual Safety Awareness Fair will be held in the Kirby
Ballroom from noon - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20. This
years focus will be on ergonomics and multiple chemical sensitivities.
Informational booths and workshops will be offered during the fair. Refreshments
will be served. For more information, call 726-6827.
BIBLE COLLECTION ON DISPLAY
A new exhibition of material from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society
Museum Collection is on display on the second floor of the UMD Library.
The display, entitled, Bible Illustration Through the Centuries
includes an example of a wide range of technological innovation, from
early illuminated manuscripts, to wood block prints, metal engraving and
color lithography. Examples include the work of the popular 19th-Century
illustrator Gustav Doré, editions incorporating the art work of
the Renaissance masters, and 20th-Century visual interpretations of the
Bible. For further information on this collection, please call 726-8102
or visit www.d.umn.edu/lib.
TECHFEST 2002 is taking place on Friday, April 5, 2002, from 9
a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. The Call for Proposals is currently
out and we encourage anyone who has not participated to participate. Please
go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/techfest/ to fill out the Call for
Proposals form online or contact Sheri Pihlaja, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
726-6975 for more information.
NEWS FROM UMD STORES
Campus Books Events:
There will be a color film reprint special from February
18 - 22.
On Wednesday, February 20, get 20% off general
books. Some books are not included in the sale.
There is still time to register for the Valentine bear
in the Marketplace. No purchase is necessary. The drawing will be held
on Wednesday, February 13.
Get 20% off Valentine Cards from February 11 - 13.
The UMD Alumni Association in conjunction with Barnes
& Noble will hold a week-long book drive starting on Monday, March
4. Books purchased for donation will receive a 10% discount and will
go to support the Darland Connection program. On Saturday, March 9,
Barnes & Noble will sponsor an all-day book fair and host a story
time at 11 a.m. featuring Champ, Clifford, the Big Red Dog and special
guest reader Duluth Chief of Police Scott Lyons. Donate a new book and
help a child learn to read.
The Corporate Volunteer Council is sponsoring the Have a Heart Clothing
Drive for the month of February. Warm a heart with a gift of used outerwear
from your closet. Items needed include all outerwear, blankets, sheets,
towels, washcloths, and sleeping bags. all donated items should be taken
to the Clothing Exchange at the Damiano Center in Duluth where they will
be given to people in need at no charge.
Communication Sciences and Disorders teamed up with the UMD School of
Medicine to capture a win at the Fifth Annual Golf Classic at the Northland
Country Club this past summer. The winning team included Ed Stauffer (Med
School faculty), Tammi Platnik (Med School graduate), Mark Mizuko (CSD
faculty) and Michelle Tessier (CSD staff). The team won the event with
an eagle on their final hole. The Golf Classic is sponsored by the Medical
School to support research scholarships for UMD medical students.
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC ACCREDITATION
The UMD Department of Music received notice from the Commission on Accreditation
for the National Association of Schools of Music that the Departments
application for Renewal of Membership was approved and its accreditation
continued in good standing until the years 2010-11. The Commission commended
the department for its exemplary self study and the visiting
evaluators were impressed by many aspects of the music program, and noted
that the music unit was a very well-run department. Music
Department Head Judith Kritzmire, an experienced evaluator for NASM, said
it is very unusual for a music department to achieve full compliance
with every NASM standard and to receive continued accreditation status
immediately following the NASM review. It is a tribute to the fine work
of our faculty and the university that this very complimentary and successful
review was accomplished. Kritzmire prepared and wrote the self-study
document required as part of the accreditation review.
FIRST READING XXII CALL FOR PROPOSALS
A conference on research-in-progress in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
will take place on Friday, April 19 at UMD and Glensheen. This
is the 22nd annual conference at UMD on aspects of social history, current
popular culture, culture of the Americas and relevant comparative studies.
Topics from past conferences include literary images of Metis women, the
new mythology of masculinity, popular television audiences, contemporary
white supremacy groups, the culture of sled-dog racing, landscape in British
detective fiction ... and so on. Presentations should be accessible to
a multidisciplinary audience. This is a one-day conference; presentations
should be 20 minutes. Abstracts of approximately 200 words should be sent
by March 15 to Jan Stanaway in 369 ABAH, call 726-8548 or email
proposals to: email@example.com. The keystone address and reception will
be held at Glensheen. The conference is free and open to the public.
CEHSP NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN
The College of Education and Human Service Professions has announced the
selection of Dr. Jackie Millslagle as the new associate dean. Millslagle
was most recently the director of CEHSP Student Affairs at UMD and has
infused that office with numerous innovative and positive initiatives.
Prior to this, Millslagle was registrar and director of enrollment services
at Northern State University at Aberdeen South Dakota.
THEATRE STUDENTS WIN
Four students from UMDs The Movie Game won awards at the Region
V American College Theatre Festival (ACTF), in Lincoln, Nebraska. They
have been invited to attend the National ACTF at the Kennedy Center in
April 2002. Andrew Bennet and first alternate Pegah Kadkhodaian won the
Irene Ryan Acting Award. Brook Carl won the Mehron Makeup Award. Jeffrey
Peterson won the Barbizon Award for Scenic Design and alumnus Adam Hummel
won the Playwrighting Award.
NEMBA BOOK AWARDS
The UMD Library and the Friends of the Duluth Public Library are seeking
nominations for the Fourteenth Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Award
(NEMBA). The award recognizes books which best represent northeastern
Minnesotas history, culture, heritage or lifestyle. The books must
have been published in 2001 and may be of any genre, including fiction,
non-fiction, photography, poetry or childrens literature. To nominate
a book for the award, visit the NEMBA website at www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba.
Nominations must be postmarked by March 1. An awards reception
honoring all nominated authors will be held on Wednesday, May 22
at the UMD Library.
LIBRARY FRIENDLY REMINDER EMAILS
Now that e-mail has been designated the official means of communication
at UMD, the Library is experimenting with e-mail notification methods
for students, staff, and faculty. The first phase will be friendly
reminder e mails that will go out before materials are actually
overdue. You may receive a message beginning, This is to remind
you that the UMD Library materials listed below will be due within the
next week . . . If, after receiving such a message, you immediately
call the Circulation desk (726-6120) during hours when the Library is
open, you can renew materials before they become overdue and avoid problems
such as blocked privileges. If you are really Library savvy and have learned
how to do online renewals with your Library PIN, you can renew materials
through the Library home page by clicking on Circulation Services
and choosing the Renew Materials panel. This works well if
your library account is in good standing and you have not exceeded the
maximum number of renewals. You can bookmark the online renewal feature
Call the Library at 726-6120 if you have any problems
renewing via the Web, and a staff member will assist you. UMD faculty,
staff, and students who primarily use e-mail services other than their
official UMD e-mail address should be sure to forward all UMD e-mail to
their other service.
UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
See the web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdevents
Departments are urged to post their events on this
comprehensive calendar. For information on how to post events, contact
Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CURRENTS: PAPER OR WEB?
Many UMD faculty and staff are choosing to read Currents
on the web instead of receiving a paper copy. An e-mail reminder is sent
to email@example.com on the publication date of each issue.
The paper copies of currents go to each department. If you want to read
on the Web instead of on paper, contact your department office to reduce
the number of Currents sent. Thanks!
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. College of Liberal
Arts student, Jenny O'Neill helped edit this issue of Currents.
The Fall Semester 2001 schedule continues as follows:
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