Tuesday, June 18, 2002 • VOLUME 19, NUMBER 17

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents have approved the Department of Art's name change to the
Department of Art and Design as of fall semester, 2002.

The following students have been selected to receive a Raymond W. Darland All- American Scholarship for the 2002-03 academic year: Bryce Howitson, graphic design major, photography minor; Wendy Koepp, psychology major, dance minor; Stefanie Reinhart-Medin, biology major, pre-medicine, dance minor, chemistry minor; and Sarah Pollema, biology major.

The scholarship program was established by Regent Emeritus Richard L. Griggs in honor of Provost Emeritus Raymond W. Darland. Scholarship criteria are academic achievement and leadership contributions to UMD. The scholarships of $4,700 each will cover the estimated cost of tuition in 2002-03.

A dedication of the new SBE Financial Markets Program and the Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab was held on May 15 at UMD. This new program in the UMD School of Business and Economics gives students a “Hands-on” fund management experience and provides the participants with a true real world understanding of the intricacies of the financial market industry. Northeastern Minnesota has a growing financial and investment community which now will be enhanced through the formation of the UMD Financial Markets Program. “Without the assistance of two of UMD’s alumni, the program would not have become a reality. This program is one example of the experiential opportunities that students have at UMD,” said Chancellor Martin. One of the alumni, Phil Rolle, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager at Wells Fargo, has supported this program since its conceptual stage two years ago. He was instrumental in obtaining the equipment our students will use in the Wells Fargo Lab while participating in this program, and in orchestrating the first practicum session at Wells Fargo for UMD students last January. Jim Vizanko, who is the chief financial officer of Allete has arranged for the initial investment for the new “Bulldog Fund.” He arranged for Allete’s involvement in the January practicum and also has arranged an internship in the local investment area of Allete so that students can have a continuing experience in the investment industry.

administrative NEWS

The Chancellor’s Office is in the process of collecting information about upcoming public events for the 2002-03 academic year for the UMD Calendar of Events, which is published in the UMD Annual Report. Send the event name, date, time and place and contact person via email (attachments are OK) to lkragnes@d.umn.edu. The deadline is Monday, July 1. If you have questions, contact Lucy Kragness at 726-6176 or lkragnes@d.umn.edu.

The UMD School of Medicine is providing an opportunity to win a new car at the Sixth Annual Golf Classic to be held on Monday, July 22. The event, held at the Northland Country Club, 3901 E. Superior Street in Duluth will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner and a silent auction will follow. Play the course and contribute to the Medical Student Research Fund which enables us to support research scholarships for our medical students. They will only be able to accommodate the first 100 who respond, so please sign up prior to Monday, June 24 by contacting Lori Isaacson at 726-7572 or lisaacso@d.umn.edu.

Non-golfers can still participate by attending the dinner at a cost of $35 per person or individuals, departments and/or organizations can sponsor a golfer (medical student, resident, or a golfer of your choice). Donations to the Medical Student Research Fund are appreciated and are tax deductible.

“Party in the Pound” is the theme for this year’s UMD Homecoming, scheduled for September 23-29. The Homecoming Committee is busy arranging events for the exciting week, and wants to involve as many departments as possible. The popular department decorating contest will be held again, so over the summer think about all the fun ways you can dress up your office. What about a department float to enter in the parade? The new website for Homecoming 2002 is available at http://www.d.umn.edu/~umdsa/homecoming. Check it out and Party in the Pound!

The tenth annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards recognized Arrowhead region entrepreneurs were presented in May. This year's Labo Awards were selected from a roster of 45 nominees who represent the growing small-business sector in the Northland. The 2002 recipients of the Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards are as follows: Sinex Aviation Technologies Corp. of Duluth received the Emerging Entrepreneur Award, the Start-Up Entrepreneur Award went to Northern Lights Timber and Lumber in Orr, CustomerLink received the Mature Entrepreneur Award, John Jurantich of Razor Edge Systems in Ely received the Enter Award (Exploring New Technologies Emerging Regionally), the David A. Martin Entrepreneurial Leadership Category went to Dr. Michael G. Johnson, provost of Itasca Community College, and Bonnie Fena of Reptron Manufacturing in Hibbing received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

The fourth in a series of illustrated lake books by Minnesota artist and author Howard Sivertson, Schooners, Skiffs and Steamships: Stories along Lake Superior’s Water Trails, has won the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for books published in 2001. The UMD Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library hosted the 14th annual celebration on May 22.

Author Sarah Stonich received an honorable mention for her novel, These Granite Islands. Stonich won acclaim for having a first novel accepted by Little, Brown, and Co. Her book is about a woman who, on her deathbed, recalls the haunting and fateful summer of 1936, a summer that forever changed her life.

Seventeen titles were nominated for NEMBA 2001 for their representation of northeastern Minnesota’s history, culture, heritage or lifestyle. The winner received a $250 prize, while the honorable mention received $100.

The UMD Corporate Volunteer Council has a "Brief" project for the United Way Day of Caring. CHUM is desperately seeking briefs, boxers and bikinis for men and women who stay at CHUM's Emergency Shelter. Donations of NEW men's and women's underwear are needed. All sizes and all colors are appreciated. (CHUM especially need men's sizes 32, 34 and 36 and they are totally out of women's sizes!!) Please join UMD in this "brief" campaign. Send your new "briefs" to Cheryl Aker at 494 Humanities. There will be a drop off box outside the office. Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Also watch for information regarding several other Corporate Volunteer Council activities including the "Relay for Life," an upcoming Habitat for Humanity project and the ongoing toiletry collections. Note that CVC will not be doing the annual Paint a thon this year. Questions? Call Cheryl Aker at 726-8149 or email caker@d.umn.edu. pu

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