February 26, 2002, Volume 19 number 11

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NEWS

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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
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, spihlaja@d.umn.edu, 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 exclusions apply.
   The last day to purchase and the last day to return Spring Semester textbooks with proof of class cancellation is Monday, March 11.
Marketplace Events:
   Take 25% off all junk food on Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6.

BOOK DRIVE
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.

academic NEWS

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: phil@d.umn.edu. 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.

administrative NEWS

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 Minnesota’s 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 children’s 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 at http://lib.d.umn.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/0/0/29/167/X/3.
   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 speaker’s 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 creitan@d.umn.edu.

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 umd.business.announce@d.umn.edu 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!

ABOUT CURRENTS:
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.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 20;
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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