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, email@example.com, or
726-6975 for more information.
NEWS FROM UMD STORES
UMD Stores Events:
The UMD Stores is sponsoring a Spring Break Promotion through Saturday,
March 9. Come into either Campus Books or the UMD Bulldog Shop and register
to win a free gym bag loaded with merchandise. No purchase is necessary.
Drawing will be held on Monday, March 11.
Senior Salute 2002 will be held on Wednesday, February 27 from 10 a.m.
- 3 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. This event is sponsored by the UMD Stores
and Jostens to assist graduating seniors in making graduation arrangements.
UMD departments will be at Senior Salute to inform graduating seniors
about graduation procedures. Area vendors will be there to help plan graduation
events and inform seniors about career opportunities. Seniors are encouraged
to register for free prizes including a diploma frame and a handheld computer.
Seniors will also get 20% off caps, gowns, diploma plaques and frames,
blank notes, generic announcements and thank you notes and graduation
greeting cards during Senior Salute only!
Campus Books Events:
There will be a color film enlargement special from March 4 - 8. Some
The last day to purchase and the last day to return Spring Semester textbooks
with proof of class cancellation is Monday, March 11.
Take 25% off all junk food on Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The keystone address and reception will
be held at Glensheen. The conference is free and open to the public.
AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .
The Continuing Education poster and catalog series Summerized,
created by Westmorelandflint, won a citation of excellence at the 2001
American Advertising Federation Awards competition sponsored by the Lake
Superior Ad Club. In addition, two UMD students, Ryan Gale illustration
and Sarah Lucht, photography, won student awards for their work.
SA AWARD NOMINATIONS
The SA Award nomination packets are now available in collegiate unit offices
and in the Student Activities Office in the Kirby Student Center. Awards
included in this packet are: Sieur Du Luth, Bulldog, Leadership, Arrowhead,
Outstanding Organization, Outstanding Organization Advisor, Outstanding
Faculty, Outstanding Academic Advisor, and Outstanding Staff.
The deadline for award nominations is March 15, at 4 p.m. If you would
like an awards packet sent to you, please call Laura Young at 726-7169.
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.
2002 SPRING FORUM
Demystifying the Kirby Plaza Renovation and other UMD Building Projects
will be the topic of the 2002 Spring Forum presented by the UMD Professional
Staff Council. John Rashid of the UMD Construction Administration office
will make the presentation from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on February 28
in the Griggs Center. Refreshments will be served.
COMMISSION ON WOMEN GRANTS
The Commission on Women is still accepting major grant applications for
spring semester. Applications for major grants ($301 - $1000) will be
accepted until March 15 for spring semester programs and April 15 for
fall semester programs. Applications for small grants ($300 or less) will
be accepted until April 15 for fall semester programs.
Grant information and applications are available online at: http://www.d.umn.edu/comwomen.
Please contact Nancy Damberg at 726-6966 for an application in an alternate
format. Eligibility requirements include proposals that enhance the environment
for women at UMD, presentations/events that are generated from and delivered
on campus, lectures (based on the speakers focus), and travel to
conferences only when knowledge gained from the conference will directly
impact a large number of women at UMD.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
The Spring Semester schedule is:
Deadline: Wednesday, January 23;
Print date: Tuesday, January 29.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 6;
Print date: Tuesday, February 12.
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Print date: Tuesday, February 26.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 6;
Print date: Tuesday, March 12.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 27;
Print date: Tuesday, April 2.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 10;
Print date: Tuesday, April 16.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 24;
Print date: Tuesday, April 30.
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