IBS OPEN FORUM
On Friday, May 3 the proposed University of Minnesota Duluth Integrated
Biosciences (IBS) Graduate Program will hold an open forum for the UMD
community at 1:30 p.m. in room 130 of the School of Medicine. When approved,
the IBS program will replace seven existing biological/biomedical graduate
programs on the UMD campus. The IBS program plans to offer a M.S. degree
granting program beginning Fall 2003 and a Ph.D. degree granting program
beginning Fall 2004. The purpose of the May 3 meeting is to provide information
on the proposed program and to answer questions from interested students,
staff and faculty.
For information contact Matt Andrews at 726-7271 or email@example.com.
THE MOVIE GAME WINS
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 and 18.
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 AGIs 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 Chevrons worldwide exploration and production
activities and a member of Chevrons 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.
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
2061s 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 any order. They are commercially available from Its
About Time Publishing (www.its-about-time.com).
HORACE T. MORSE AWARD TO ISBELL
Vice Chancellor Vince Magnuson is pleased to announce that Tom Isbell,
School of Fine Arts, has been awarded the Horace T. Morse Award-Minnesota
Alumni Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Education. Magnuson and Chancellor
Kathryn A. Martin will host a reception from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in Griggs Center
to honor Isbell and the recipients of the UMD Outstanding Adviser Award,
the Blehart Award, Tezla Award and the Anderson Scholar/Teacher Award.
CEHSP and ASSESSMENT
Susan Hatfield will speak on Assessment - evaluation - accountability
- important concepts for programs for seeking continued funding and/or
accreditation from 8:30-11:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 18, in the
Hatfield has taught in the Communication Studies
Department at Winona State University since 1981, and served as chairperson
of that department from 1991-2000. She has been involved in assessment
activities on her campus. In addition, she has recently served as her
campus Higher Learning Commission Self Study Coordinator, and is
a consultant/evaluator for that organization.
An Assessment Planning Workbook will be shared
and refreshments will be served. Please contact Jackie Millslagle at 726-7191if
you plan to attend.
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
NOMINATE AN ENTREPRENEUR
The tenth annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards will recognize
the Arrowheads entrepreneurs at a luncheon ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
on Wednesday, May 22 at the D.E.C.C. 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 celebrate
the many contributions that entrepreneurs make to the Arrowhead.
For more information please contact Patricia A.
Samberg Executive Administrative Specialist, UMD Center for Economic Development
BIBLE COLLECTION ON DISPLAY
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
UMD STAFF RECOGNITION DAY
UMD staff recognition day will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday,
May 22 in the dining center. The event is in honor of all UMD employees.
There will be ice cream, cake and beverages, plus a gift for each staff
member attending the celebration. The event is sponsored by the Professional
Staff Council, Auxiliary Services, Chancellors Office, Office of
Finance & Operations and Council of Academic Professional & Administrators.
CELEBRATE GREAT FACULTY
An all-UMD receptoin will be held honoring all faculty who have won the
Horace T. Morse Award, Oustanding Adviser Awards, Jean G. Blehart Award,
Albert Tezla Award, and the Sabra and Dennis Anderson Award from 2:30-4
p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 in the Griggs Center. The event
is hosted by Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin and Vice Chansellor Vince Magnuson.
Staff, students and faculty of UMD are invited to join the Nightwalk
for Campus Safety from 9-10 p.m. on Monday, April 29. The purpose
of the Nightwalk is to walk together, covering all outside,
and several inside, areas of the campus.
Campus safety recommendation forms are available
and recommendations may can be sent to Finance and Operations (500 DAdB)
by Monday, May 6, 2002. Your comments will be used by Finance and Operations
and the UMD Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee
to make plans for campus improvements.
If you have any questions regarding this event,
please call Greg Fox at 726-7101.
NEWS FROM UMD STORES
Campus Books Events:
There will be a color film enlargement special from 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 will continue through Friday, April 26.
Bulldog Shop Events:
From Monday, April 22 through Saturday, April 27, get a free cooler
with the purchase of certain products over $25.
ALWORTH INTERNATIONAL BROWN BAG
The Alworth Institute is currently planning its International Brown Bag
series for the 2002-2003 academic year. If anyone is interested and willing
to share their travel experiences as a brown bag for the Institute, please
contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our brown bags
have covered regions across the globe and range from individuals sharing
their international research to travelogues to discussions of topics of
Alworth Brown Bags are usually held on Thursdays at 12:00 noon, but there
is some flexibility in scheduling.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
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