October 22, 2002, Volume 20 number 5

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Attached to this issue of Currents are the 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05 calendars. The 2002-03 calendar has been slightly revised by deleting the reference to the end of summer term classes. In the future, calendars will only indicate the end of the May and the summer sessions rather than include the last day of classes in these terms. The 2003-04 should be considered final. The 2004-05 calendar is still tentative; your comments and suggestions are welcome, please direct these to Steve Hedman at 726-8839 or shedman@d.umn.edu.

Lecia Lentz, a Communication Sciences & Disorders graduate student at UMD received the 2002-2004 Robert F. Pierce Scholarship at the Thirteenth Annual Eddy Luncheon. Christy Callery was the 2001-2003 Robert F. Pierce Scholarship winner.

Twenty-six UMD Communication Sciences and Disorders students received the Edwin H. Eddy Family Foundation Scholarships: Undergraduate students — Kristi Blair, Debbie DeLoye, Laura Hurd, Kari Kaufman, Jessica Nordstrom and Kelly Sykes; Graduate students — Shannon Buck, Sarah DeLeeuw, Jericho Duda, Natalie Graf, Jill Hayden, Christopher Jordan, Rachael Lampi, Jennfier Merton, Sara Panasuk, Matthew Parker, Elizabeth Peters, Jennifer Rien, Angela Schueller, Jennifer Seitz, Ericka Stattine, Tiffany Thornburg, Jessica Tripp, Chandra Voigt, and Bethany Werth.
Scholarship winners must meet a minimum grade point average of 3.3 to qualify for an Edwin H. Eddy Family Foundation Scholarship. The Eddy scholarship graduate winners are awarded $4,000 for the two-year program and the undergraduate (Seniors) awards are $1,500 for the year.

The Robert F. Pierce Scholarship for Academic Excellence is given to the top graduate applicant each year. This scholarship winner is awarded a $10,000 scholarship over the two-year graduate program.

administrative NEWS

The University of Minnesota Civil Service Committee will be meeting on the Duluth campus on Thursday, October 31 from 9 a.m. - noon. These meetings are open to all Civil Service employees. If you would like to address the Committee, please contact the Chair, Carla Lien, one week prior to the meeting to get on the agenda. The Civil Service Committee’s web site can be found at: http://www1.umn.edu/csc/. For more information, contact NRRI Public Relations at 720-4280.

The Future Entrepreneurs of America (FEA) is a club designed for those interested in owning a business. The club is free and open to everyone from all majors. The focus of the club is to educate and motivate students to become successful entrepreneurs through speakers, projects, and field trips. For more information about the club contact Wade Crandall at cran0108@d.umn.edu.

The Professional Staff Council will hold its annual Fall Forum on Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. The event will feature tours of the facility, live music, and refreshments. For more information, call 726-6526.

The most talked about Facilities Management projects for 2003 include:
The Kirby Plaza Renovation which allows for the utilization of existing building space in a manner that best serves the campus population and university needs. The initial phase of the project will include space for the UMD Bookstore, a coffee shop, a copy center, a transit center, Food Service, Auxiliary Services offices and a Child Care Center. Future phases will include space for ITSS, the American Indian Learning Resource Center, University for Seniors, Library archives, classrooms, and offices.

The Swenson Laboratory Science Building will cost $33,000,000 and will boast 88,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and scientific research facilities. The three-story building will be completed in the fall of 2004.

Additional projects for 2003 include; Salt/Sand storage structure, a Chilled Water Plant expansion and NRRI boiler replacements.

To learn more about UMD projects and construction, visit the Facilities Management web site at www.d.umn.edu/fm/.

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: http://www.schoolrider.com.

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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Marketplace Event:
There will be a color film enlargement special Monday, October 28- November 2. Some exclusions apply.
There will be a drawing for a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern in the UMD Marketplace now through October 30.
Watch for the Jack-O-Lantern in the display window!

Bulldog Shop Event:
Thursday, October 31, get up to 80% off on imprinted clothing during the annual Halloween Balloon Sale. Shop hours are from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

UMD Store Event:
The UMD Stores will host their “Fall Harvest” Sidewalk Sale in the Kirby Student Center (in front of Campus Books) on Wednesday, November 6 - 7 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Get great savings on imprinted clothing and gifts, food, supplies, electronics, general books, music CDs and more!

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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, 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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