ART AND DESIGN
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.
DARLAND ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP
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.
FINANCIAL MARKETS LAB
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 UMDs 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 Alletes 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.
The Chancellors 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Monday, July 1. If you
have questions, contact Lucy Kragness at 726-6176 or email@example.com.
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE GOLF CLASSIC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Party in the Pound is the theme for this years 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!
AWARDS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
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
For information contact Patricia A. Samberg Executive Administrative Specialist,
UMD Center for Economic Development at 218-726-7298.
BOOK AWARDS CELEBRATION
The fourth in a series of illustrated lake books by Minnesota artist and
author Howard Sivertson, Schooners, Skiffs and Steamships: Stories along
Lake Superiors 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 Minnesotas history, culture, heritage or lifestyle.
The winner received a $250 prize, while the honorable mention received
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 email@example.com. pu
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