November 5, 2002, Volume 20 number 6

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academic NEWS

Becky Gravel, senior UMD student in Physical Education, received the Mary Lampe Scholarship from the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She received this scholarship based on her UROP which consisted of writing a “Handbook of Elementary Games from Minnesota Educators”. In Becky’s research she
received a favorite game from practicing physical educators from around the state of Minnesota and composed a handbook of games. The handbook of games was then used in the UMD course PEP 1000 Teaching Games and Rhythms and given to the MAPHER organization.

   It is time to update the UMD Faculty and Staff Experts List on-line at: Faculty and staff who wish to be included should submit the following information: name, title, work phone, work address, home phone (optional), e-mail address, web address (optional), and three to nine topic descriptors. Included faculty and staff should review their listing and submit any changes. Changes and submissions will be accepted until Friday, November 29. Departments are asked to send notification for faculty and staff who are no longer at UMD. Send submissions to Cheryl Reitan at with “Expert List” in the subject line.

administrative NEWS

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.

During the month of November, the UMD Library will host a display of baskets, both traditional and contemporary, most of them handmade by basket weavers here at UMD. Display cases are located in the lobby of the Library and in the red concourse at the junction of the Library with SBE.

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

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:

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UMD Stores Events
The UMD Stores will host their “Fall Harvest” Sidewalk Sale November 6 - 7 in the Kirby Student Center (outside Campus Books) from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. There will be great savings on imprinted clothing and gifts, food, supplies, electronics, general books, music CDs and more.

The UMD Stores will have a Manager’s Special Sale from Monday, November 18 - 27. Look for the special shelf tags in the Bulldog Shop, Campus Books, Computer Corner and Marketplace!

Campus Books Events:
There will be a color film reprint special from Monday, November 11 - 16. Some exclusions apply.
On Wednesday, November 20, there will be a 20% off general book sale. Not included in the sale are bargain books, special orders, MLA Handbook, medical reference and textbooks.

Marketplace Event:
Get 20% off Thanksgiving greeting cards from Monday, November 11 - 23.

UMD Stores Holiday Hours:
On Wednesday, November 27, Campus Books, Bulldog Shop, Computer Corner and Marketplace will close at 4:30 p.m. From Thursday, November 28 - 30, all stores will be CLOSED.


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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, November 13; Print: November 19.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 4; Print: December 10.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 18; Print: December 24


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