April 2, 2002, Volume 19 number 13

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The comedy The Movie Game by UMD alumnus Adam Hummel, is one of four full-length plays selected by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on April 17 & 18.

The American Geological Institute (AGI) announced that William E. Crain and Robert L. Heller (posthumous) will receive the William B. Heroy, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. The award presented in March in Houston, at the American Association on Petroleum Geologists. Heroy Award is presented annually to a geoscientist in recognition of outstanding service to the Institute and to the geoscience profession.

Crain and Heller were instrumental in generating the vision and support for the development of AGI's new and innovative secondary-school Earth science curricula. They initially secured financial support from Chevron Corporation to begin the development of Investigating Earth SystemsT, a nine-unit program for middle-school students. In 1997, Crain continued this effort, together with Jan van Sant, executive director of the AGI Foundation, and Thomas Hamilton of EEX Corporation, in successfully raising $2.5 million for AGI educational programs. Crain also enlisted senior geologists of major petroleum corporations and independent producers to actively support the goals and participate in the activities of AGI and the AGI Foundation.

Crain had a distinguished career as a geologist and senior executive with Chevron Corporation before retiring in 1994 as vice president of Chevron's worldwide exploration and production activities and a member of Chevron's board of directors. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth and served in the U.S. Air Force. Crain is a long-time member of the AGI Foundation. He currently lives in Danville, CA, with his wife, Jean.

To date, the Investigating Earth SystemsT curriculum has been adopted in 26 states. This program, along with the 5-unit Earth System Science in the Community (EarthCommT) for grades 9-12, is being developed in accordance with the National Science Education Standards and the American Association for the Advancement of Science - Project 2061's Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Both curricula consist of inquiry-based modules that can be used as stand-alone units or as a full course presented in anyorder. They are commercially available from It's About Time Publishing (www.its-about-time.com)

The spring Campus Assembly meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in Kirby Ballroom B. Agendas will be mailed to assembly members before the meeting and copies will be on file in the library. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Campus Books Events:
There will be a color film reprint special through Friday, April 5. Some exclusions apply.

There will be a color film enlargement special from Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19. Some exclusions apply.

There will be a 20% off general book sale on Wednesday, April 24. Some books are not included.

Campus Books is sponsoring a workshop from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. during Take Your Daughters to Work Day on Thursday, April 25. The girls will tour the UMD Stores and have some fun running cash registers, answering phones, stocking shelves and assisting customers.

Commencement ticket hand-out begins on Monday, April 8 and will continue through Friday, April 26.

Bulldog Shop Events:
There will be a 30% off Jacket Sale from through Saturday, April 6.

From Monday, April 22 through Saturday, April 27, get a free cooler with the purchase of certain product over $25.

The tenth annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards will recognize the Arrowhead’s entrepreneurs at a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday, May 22. Joel Labovitz, founder of Labovitz Enterprises, is scheduled to be keynote speaker. The lunch is $25 per person. Call 726-7298 to make reservations. The Labo Awards are a great way to celebrate the many contributions that entrepreneurs make to the Arrowhead. To nominate an entrepreneur for the Labo Award, individuals are asked to call UMD Center for Economic Development (218) 726-7298 or toll-free (888) 387-4584; fax nominations to (218) 726-6338; or submit a nomination online at www.umdced.com.

Nominations will be accepted until April 15. The categories are:

Emerging Entrepreneur Award, Start-Up Entrepreneur Award, Mature Entrepreneur Award, ENTER: Recognizing New Technology Emerging Regionally, David A. Martin Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more information please contact Patricia A. Samberg Executive Administrative Specialist, UMD Center for Economic Development at 218-726-7298.

academic NEWS

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.

administrative NEWS

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.


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