November 19, 2002, Volume 20 number 7

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UMD student Brook Lorntson received the annual American Institute of Graphic Arts Minnesota Student Portfolio Design Scholarship. The scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship based on merits of a student’s portfolio.

   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

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.

UMD is committed to helping the environment through recycling and now it’s a paying operation. UMD is being paid for collecting white paper to be used in paper making and other industries. By contrast, UMD is charged to haul other paper products to the recycling facility and it’s charged even more to haul trash to the landfill. Do your part, separate and use the white paper recycling bins.
Why does UMD recycle? Each year, the United States uses 85.5 million tons of paper, of which we recycle 22%, or 19 million tons. Of the remaining paper, we could recycle up to 70% or 46 million tons. And those 46 million tons could save 782 million trees. For information about recycling at UMD contact at, or call 726-8144.

“Tuning the Hall,” a feature story on the new UMD Weber Music Hall created by Minnesota Public Radio reporter Bob Kelleher will be carried world-wide by stations of the Voice of America, on the program “Our World.”

The UMD Weber Music Hall story will also be translated into other languages for broadcast on other VOA stations.

Kelleher’s story on the Weber Music Hall featured acoustician Russell Cooper. The story aired on MPR News and Music stations Thursday, October 24. A web page with the story can be found at

Jim Loukes is retiring after 33 years of service to UMD. Wish him farewell on Thursday, December 5 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Griggs Center. For information contact Mary Jo Aubin at 726-7582 or e-mail

A food drive will be held on campus December 2 - 18. Drop off your non-perishable food items from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the table in front of the Statesman office in Kirby Student Center. Donations will be given to the local food shelves. Sponsored by AFSCME Local 3801 and 3800.

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, to be held June 28 – July 2, in Duluth. The local organizing committee is accepting abstracts for invited symposia, poster and oral presentations. The theme of the meeting, “Conservation of Land and Water Interactions,” will focus attention on water, forests, wetlands, the Great Lakes, other large lakes and rivers of the world, marine and coastal systems, and associated biodiversity issues. Deadline for submission is January 10. For more information, see the meeting’s web site at or contact Kris Lund at or 726-7810.

UMD Stores Events
Look for shelf tags in the Bulldog Shop, Campus Books, Computer Corner and Marketplace! Stop in Campus Books and get your free gift from Jeff Romano, Manager.

On December 5 and 6 the UMD Stores will host their annual Holiday Sale in the Kirby Rafters. Get 20% off imprinted clothing, gifts, videos, and much more! Hours for December 5 are 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, December 6. Gift wrapping will also be provided by Gamma Sigma Sigma. Money will be donated to their organization of choice.

Campus Books Events:
On Wednesday, November 20, there will be a 20% off general book sale on selected books.
From December 2 - 7 there will be a color film enlargement special. Some exclusions apply.
Wednesday, December 4, have your holiday photo taken with the Grinch from 11a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

Museum Store Event:
The Museum Store Holiday sale will be Tuesday, December 3.

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.


Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
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The Fall Semester 2002 schedule continues as follows:

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