September 24, 2002, Volume 20 number 3

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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, e-mail, or check our website:

administrative NEWS

SchoolRider will begin non-stop service for UMD students to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis starting September 20. Round trips from campus to campus are $69. For more information and to make reservations, check the SchoolRider website:

A new exhibition of material from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection entitled “Writing Systems of the World” is on display now through the end of fall semester on the second floor of the UMD Library. The collection has material in over thirty different scripts into which the Bible has been translated at some time. On display will be examples such as Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and Arabic; different transcribing systems and specially constructed alphabets such as those for Cherokee and Cree; along with Braille and Moone Type for the blind. For more information contact the Library Administrative Office at 726-8102.

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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. T
rue North describes alternative and off-beat things to do and places to go on both the North and South Shores of Lake Superior.
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.
From Monday, September 30 - Saturday, October 5, there will be a color film enlargement special in Campus Books. Some exclusions apply.
Marketplace Events:
Come into the UMD Marketplace to taste new coffees on Thursday, September 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event is free.
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 726-8221.

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