DTA CONTINUES FREE RIDE PROGRAM
The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) will continue its unlimited-ride U-Pass
Program at UMD for the 2002-2003 school year. Students, faculty and staff
qualify for free, unlimited rides on the DTA to and from campus or anywhere
in the DTA service area. UMD is directly served by numerous routes throughout
Duluth, although this year the DTA will not run the #22 London Road/UMD
Shuttle as they did the past two years, since UMD will not be housing
students on London Road this fall. More information about the U-Pass Program
and DTA services at UMD can be found at www.duluthtransit.com.
SEE IRELAND WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION
Join Continuing Education for a tour of the Emerald Isle during winter
break, January 8-20. Participants will visit County Kerry, Blarney Castle,
the Rock of Cashel, Clonmel, Dublin, the Abbey Theatre, Sligo, Galway,
Limerick, County Wicklow, the Dingle Peninsula, and more. Along the way,
a local guide and storyteller will regale travelers with folktales, history,
poetry, mythology, literature, and other stories. Academic credit is available;
financial aid may be available. For more information, contact Pauline
Nuhring at 726-6361, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check our website:
VOTE FOR FAVORITE MINNESOTA AUTHORS
The UMD Library is one of a hundred voting sites around the state for
the Peoples Choice Award, a program sponsored by the Minnesota Center
for the Book and the Minnesota Humanities Commission to celebrate Americas
stories and Minnesotas authors.
Vote for your favorite Minnesota female and male
authors before voting ends on September 22. Instructions are included
with the ballot box, located near the welcome kiosk on the first floor
of the UMD Library.
Winners will be announced on October 12 during
the second annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. The announcement
will be covered on C-SPAN2/Book TV and local media.
The Peoples Choice Award has been made possible
by a grant from the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. First
Lady Laura Bush and the Library of Congress Center for the Book are sponsoring
the National Book Festival. For more information, visit the following
Web sites: www.loc.gov/bookfest or www.minnesotahumanities.org.
NEW CURRENTS MAILING INFO
Currents will adopt a new mailing method beginning this fall. Individuals
can choose to subscribe to an e-mail/web version of Currents or to subscribe
to a paper copy. E-mail/web subscribers will receive an e-mail notice
about Currents on the Web for each new issue. Paper copies will only be
sent to those who request them.
To subscribe to Currents on the Web:
Send the e-mail to email@example.com and leave the subject line blank.
The body of the message should be of the form:
subscribe <listname> <yourfirstname> <yourlastname>
Here is an example:
subscribe currentslist cheryl reitan
Delete any signature lines or other text from the body of the message
and dont use the <or > symbols.
To subscribe to a paper version of Currents:
Send your name, department and department address to the currents e-mail
account (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be put on the paper subscription
list. Use SUBSCRIBE PAPER as the message line. By the time the December
issues of Currents are printed, the old method will be phased out.
CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY
Make sure your information is correct in the campus directory. First check
your information by going to the People section on the UMD
Home Page. If something is wrong, go to the faculty/staff area: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/
and choose Update Personal Information. Enter your email log
in and password. and check all the tabs across the top of the page. Questions?
Contact Human Resources at 726-7161 or Academic Administration at 726-7103.
Accessible transportation assistance is available on the UMD Campus. Departments
are encouraged to arrange transportation for individuals with mobility
limitations at the same time they arrange their other University sponsored
travel transportation needs. Possible sources for this transportation
include Care Cab (723-1212) or Northern Access (728-5464). Requests for
reimbursement of costs should be submitted to the UMD Business Office,
209 DAdB. Questions regarding transportation arrangements, reimbursement
requirements, and this procedure should be directed to Greg Sather, UMD
Business Office, 726-6137 or e-mail email@example.com.
STUDENT WEB CONTEST 2003
This contest is to develop a Web site and/or Web-based materials for an
undergraduate course. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible
to compete for up to $500 in awards. The deadline for submission is January
31. Student must have a faculty or departmental sponsor. For details on
the contest and to submit your site, go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/webcontest.html.
If a student is interested and needs a faculty or department sponsor,
or if faculty or a department are looking for a student sponsor, call
Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS FROM THE UMD STORES
Campus Books Events:
Tony Dierckins will sign copies of his book, True North, in Campus Books
on Wednesday, September 25, from noon - 1 p.m.
True North describes alternative and off-beat
things to do and places to go on both the North and South Shores of Lake
Get a free T-shirt when you purchase any backpack
in Campus Books, now through September 14.
There will be a color film reprint special on 35mm
color film in Campus Books from September 16 - 21.
The last day to return fall semester textbooks
with receipt is September 16 in Campus Books.
There will be a 20% off general book sale in Campus
Books on Wednesday, September 18. Some exclusions apply.
The UMD Stores will be serving free ice-cream in
the Marketplace from noon until 1:30 p.m. (or while supplies last) on
Wednesday, September 18.
The UMD Stores will be giving out free College
Bonus Bags (filled with goodies) on Monday, September 23 and Tuesday,
September 24 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Campus Books.
On Wednesday, September 25, there will be free
Photo Buttons from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. in Campus Books. Bring a favorite photo
or have one taken at Campus Books.
For fall semester hours call the Bulldog Shop at
726-8520, Campus Books at 726-7286, Computer Corner at 726-6218, and the
Marketplace at 726-822
For UMD store spring semester hours, call 726-7286
or browse our website at www.umdstores.com.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Students Amelia
Anderson and Heather Ziebell helped edit this issue of Currents.
The Fall Semester 2002 schedule continues as follows:
Deadline: Wednesday, September 18; Print: September
Deadline: Wednesday, October 2; Print: October 8.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 16; Print: October 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 30; Print: November 5.
Deadline: Wednesday, November 6; Print: November 12.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 4; Print: December 10.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 18; Print: December 24
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