UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS OFFERS INTERGENERATIONAL
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 email@example.com.
HUMAN RIGHTS/SOCIAL JUSTICE FACULTY STAFF AWARD
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 Minnesotas 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.
MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
UMD students in fields relating to the environment, and Native American
and Alaska Native students in fields related to health care or tribal
public policy, are invited to apply for Morris K. Udall Scholarships.
Because environmental issues can be approached in a multi-disciplinary
way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines.
Majors include: environmental engineering, agriculture, biology and other
natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology,
anthropology, geography, cultural studies, history, public policy, and
pre-law. To be considered, students must be nominated by their institution.
The UMD Institutional deadline for receipt of completed applications is
February 20, 4:30 p.m. at 209 Bohannon Hall. The scholarships, which are
to be used for the 2003-2004 academic year, will be awarded in April.
Applications are available in 209 Bohannon Hall. For more information
contact Rick J. Smith at 726-6293.
RETURN FROM GREECE
Eve Browning, Department of Philosophy, and Ron Marchese, Department of
Sociology and Anthropology, along with 19 UMD students recently returned
from a 17-day study seminar in Greece. The students celebrated the new
year in Athens in the shadow of ancient monuments. They visited a number
of archaeological remains including the Olympic sites of Delphi,
Isthmia, Nemea, and Olympia. This was the first classical study seminar
conducted by UMD. Along the way students and faculty had the opportunity
to meet groups from colleges around the U.S. Next years trip has
been planned to include a five-day tour of Crete and will have an environmental
focus to include trail rides in two national parks in Greece where rare
flora and fauna and the natural terrain will be studied.
FIRST READING XXIII CALL FOR PROPOSALS
A conference on research-in-progress in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
will take place on Friday, April 11 at UMD and Glensheen. This
is the 22nd annual conference at UMD on aspects of social history, current
popular culture, culture of the Americas and relevant comparative studies.
Topics from past conferences include literary images of Metis women, the
new mythology of masculinity, popular television audiences, contemporary
white supremacy groups, the culture of sled-dog racing, landscape in British
detective fiction ... and so on. Presentations should be accessible to
a multidisciplinary audience. This is a one-day conference; presentations
should be 20 minutes. Abstracts of approximately 200 words should be sent
by March 7 to Jan Stanaway in 369 ABAH, call 726-8548 or e-mail
proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The keystone address and reception will
be held at Glensheen. The conference is free and open to the public.
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY PROPOSALS
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 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. The deadline for
submission is January 10. For more information, see the meetings
web site at www.d.umn.edu/ce/conferences/ scb2003 or contact Kris Lund
at email@example.com or 726-7810.
The Corporate Volunteer Council, of which UMD is a member, will have its
annual Have a Heart clothing drive in February. Look in your
closets for clothing you are not using, and donate to the Union Gospel
Mission at 219 East First Street, the Salvation Army at 2101 West Superior
Street, the Damiano Center at 206 West Fourth Street, and CHUM at 102
West Second Street. Items needed are: jackets, coats, sweaters, mittens
& gloves, hats, boots, scarves, blankets and sheets. These emergency
clothing distributors are always looking for good used clothing which
are needed by the homeless, and others less fortunate. The Damiano Center
also has an area where interview clothing is available for people who
need to dress appropriately for job interviews. Miscellaneous toiletries
will also be collected here at UMD in Humanities 494. If you have any
questions please contact Cheryl Aker at 726-8149, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT EMPOYMENT WEEK/EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
UMD will celebrate National Student Employment Week/Student Employee of
the Year April 14-18. All departments are encouraged to nominate
their outstanding student employees for this award. Nomination forms are
available on the Student Employment website: www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/studentjobs,
under forms. Nominations are due to Mary L. Cameron by February 17.
Five UMD employees who have volunteered to serve on the Student Employee
of the Year selection committee. For more information contact Mary at
WOMAN OF THE YEAR PROPOSALS
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 womens
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 Womens office, 420 Darland
Administration Building by March 30. This award will be presented at the
Commission on Womens Spring Lunch on May 7.
FOOD SERVICE TRAY DRAWING
The Food Service Office is asking for your help in finding missing food
trays. Please search your offices and kitchenettes for our burgundy food
trays, return them to 270 Kirby Student Center, and your name will be
entered in a special drawing to be held on March 1. We look forward
to your participation.
NEWS FROM UMD STORES
There will be a color film enlargement special from February 3-7.
Some exclusions apply.
The UMD Stores Sidewalk Sale, with a Southwest theme, will
be on Tuesday, February 11 and 12 in the Kirby Student Center (outside
Campus Books) from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Save on imprinted clothing,
gifts, greeting cards, food items, art and school supplies, electronics,
PDAs, CDRs, calculators, computer software, general books, Videos, CDs,
DVDs and more.
The Latino/Chicana Student Association will serve Nachos from 11 a.m.
- 1 p.m. both days. The Coffee Cart will serve a Southwestern Blend Coffee
and a special soup will be served at the Soup Cart. Free photos will be
taken in the photo booth from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February
12 during the Sidewalk Sale.
On February 19 there will be a 20% off general book sale. Some
books are not included.
From February 17 - 21 there will be a color film reprint special.
Some exclusions apply.
Get 20% off your Valentine Card purchases from February 10 - 14.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Students Amelia
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The Spring Semester 2003 schedule is:
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