December 10, 2002, Volume 20 number 8

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UMD senior Jaime Tintor is one of eight playwrights from Region V chosen to have his 10-minute play, “The Room, It Smelled Heavy From Drinkin’” performed at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in January. This is the first time a UMD student has achieved this honor.

University for Seniors (US) offers UMD faculty an opportunity to incorporate intergenerational interactions into their curriculum. Sharing Across GenErations (SAGE) will coordinate individual interviews or group presentations between US members and UMD students. Over the past seven years US members have cooperated with over fifteen different departments.

For more information and scheduling please contact Mary Lee Lalich, Director University for Seniors at 726-6347 or

administrative NEWS

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.

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.

Faculty and staff who would like to include gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender content, or who would like some assistance or ideas on how to work GLBT people and issues into your particular class, call the office of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services. GLBT Services has two interns working in the office this semster. They are eager to get into the classroom and conduct presentations and answer questions. Call 726-7300 or email

Food Service has requested that any food trays, bowls, or other serving utensils be returned to 270 KSC.


Museum Store Event:
December 17 - 21, “Last Minute Shoppers Sale”


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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, December 18; Print: December 24

The Spring Semester 2003 schedule is:
Deadline: Wednesday, January 30; Print date: Tuesday, February 4.
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