THE MOVIE GAME
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 &
THE WILLIAM B. HEROY AWARD
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
CAMPUS ASSEMBLY MEETING
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.
NEWS FROM UMD STORES
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
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
NOMINATE AN ENTREPRENEUR
The tenth annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards will recognize
the Arrowheads 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
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
For more information please contact Patricia A.
Samberg Executive Administrative Specialist, UMD Center for Economic Development
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.
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.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
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