December 24, 2002, Volume 20 number 9

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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

The American College Theater Festival (ACTF) selected UMD’s play Blur as one of tens plays from more than 100 entries for the regional competition of the Kennedy Center/ACTF. Blur will be presented at the regional competition on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m.

All UMD faculty and staff are invited to participate in the nomination process for the 2003 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award, designed to honor those faculty, staff and students who have made outstanding contributions to the University and external community in the areas of human rights and social justice. The awards will be presented at the University of Minnesota’s Community Service Award Recognition Ceremony. A $1,000 stipend will be awarded to each of the recipients. For guidelines, contact Sallye McKee, Associate Vice Provost at (612) 624-0594. Nomination materials are due by February 14, 2003.

administrative NEWS

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.

All members of the UMD community are invited to nominate any current or former UMD faculty or staff woman for the Linda Larson-Commission on Women, Woman of the Year Award. The nomination should be in the form of a letter that includes the following: 1. The name of the woman being nominated including contact information for her; 2. A description of the activities that show outstanding contribution to the continuing improvement of women’s experiences at UMD and in Duluth at large; and 3. The name and contact information for the person(s) nominating this individual. Please deliver nomination letters to The Commission on Women’s office, 420 Darland Administration Building by March 30. This award will be presented at the Commission on Women’s Spring Lunch on May 7.

UMD Stores:
The UMD Stores will sponsor the Women’s Hockey Series (vs. Wisconsin) at the DECC on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. The first 500 people to come to the hockey game on Friday, January 17, will receive a “Split Apart Magnet” from the UMD Stores. Campus Books also invites you to register for FREE hockey tickets and a pizza party from 6:15 - 7 p.m on Friday, January 17 in Paulucci Hall, Room 5.
For information about Bulldog Shop, Campus Books Computer Corner and Marketplace holiday hours, call 726-7286.
Campus Books:
There will be a 20% off general book sale on Wednesday, January 15. Some books are not included in the sale. Check out our selection of $2.99 bargain books, now in Campus Books. These books are not included in the 20% off General Book Sale on Wednesday, January 15.

Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
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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:

The Spring Semester 2003 schedule is:
Deadline: Wednesday, January 30; Print date: Tuesday, February 4.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 12; Print date: Tuesday, February 18.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 26; Print date: Tuesday, March 4.
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Deadline: Wednesday, April 2; Print date: Tuesday, April 8.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 16; Print date: Tuesday, April 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 30; Print date: Tuesday, May 6.


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