FINN FEST USA SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are now being accepting for the annual FinnFest USA 02
Scholarship. Scholarships are available to full-time, junior, senior,
or graduate level students at UMD and students planning to study abroad.
Preference is given to students of Finnish heritage. Students must self-identify
for eligibility. Application materials are available in 315 Darland Administration
Building, deadline for application is April 21. For more information
contact Maryann Soleim at 726-8993 or email@example.com
NATIONAL SEA GRANT KNAUSS FELLOWS
The application process has begun for the National Sea Grant Knauss Fellows
program. It is open to University of Minnesota graduate students interested
in ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes policy. The one-year fellowship, based
in Washington, D.C., begins in February 2004. This program pays a stipend
and living expenses. Fellows are selected through a competitive process.
Applications are due to Minnesota Sea Grant by May 9.
TECHFEST 2003 PROPOSALS
Techfest is searching for on-going booth demonstration that demonstrate
successful ways to use technology. This demonstration might showcase a
technical presentation, a computer application, a time/cost saving method
of sharing information, or an application of technology we have not considered.
Go to http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/techfest to submit your proposal.
The call for proposal deadline is March 14. For more information
contact Sheri Pihlaja at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 726-6975.
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.
TAKE OUR CHILDREN TO WORK DAY
Departments are invited participate in Take Our Children to Work Day to
be held at UMD on April 24. Departments are invited to present
a 45-minute workshop on careers related to the department at either 9
-10 a.m. or 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. For more information call 726-6292.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - LABO AWARDS
The eleventh annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards (Labo
Awards) will celebrate entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the Arrowhead
Region of Minnesota from 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. on May 21, at the Duluth
Entertainment and Convention Center. Nominators need to provide the name,
address and telephone number of the nominee and a brief description of
nominees accomplishments, the award category, and the name, address, and
telephone number of individual making the nomination. The nomination categories
include:Micro-Entrepreneur Award, Emerging Entrepreneur Award, Gazelle
(Enterprise) Entrepreneur Award, Mature Entrepreneur Award, Recognizing
New Technology Emerging Regionally Award, David A. Martin Entrepreneurial
Leadership Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominations can be made electronically at http://www.umdced.com/labo,
or by contacting the UMD Center for Economic Development at 726-7298 or
fax nominations to (218) 726-6338. Nominations will be accepted until
4:30 p.m. on April 9.
News from the UMD Stores
Campus Books Events:
There will be a color film reprint special from Monday, March 31 - April
Josten's will be in the Kirby Student Center on
Wednesday, April 2 with the official UMD ring and purchasing information.
Graduation tickets will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, April
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
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The Spring Semester 2003 schedule is:
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