WITNESS FOR PEACE IN LATIN AMERICA
A Witness for Peace delegation will take two trips to Latin America
next year. Susana Pelayo-Woodward is leading a delegation to Mexico
from August 16-25, and Lyn Clark Pegg will lead a group to Nicaragua
from January 7-17, 2004. The purpose of both programs is to examine
the effects of globalization on womens lives in these two countries.
Both programs are currently recruiting individuals who are interested
in joining these delegations. For more information, contact Susana at
email@example.com, and Lyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMENS HOCKEY TEAM MEETS PRESIDENT
For the third time in as many years, the UMD Womens Hockey Team
paid a visit to the White House for a special ceremony with President
George W. Bush. UMD won its third NCAA Division title this past March
with a 4-3 double overtime victory over Harvard University at the
DECC. President Bush congratulated the UMD womens hockey team on
its third trip to the White House and shared some friendly banter with
UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin and Womens Hockey Coach Shannon
Miller. Bush talked about leadership in athletics and in life and he urged
the students athletes to set an example for Americas young people.
The Bulldogs were joined in the White House East Wing by three other NCAA
I champions -- Minnesota (mens hockey), Connecticut (womens
basketball) and Syracuse (mens basketball). Minnesota congressmen
Jim Ramstad and Jim Oberstar hosted a reception for the two teams later
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE GRANT
The UMD School of Medicine grant entitled Hypertension, Risk
for Hypertension and Hopoalgesia funded by the National Institutes
of Health (Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) was renewed. The grant funds
a multi-site project investigating hypertension and pain sensitivity.
In addition to the University of Minnesota site, Ohio University (Ohio)
and the University of Birmingham (England) are the other two sites.
11th ANNUAL JOEL LABOVITZ ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS
The 2003 Recipients were announced during an awards luncheon in
May. Awards were received in the following categories; Micro-Entrepreneur:
Superiors Choice Fish, Two Harbors; Emerging Entrepreneur: The Whistling
Bird, Gilbert; Gazelle (Enterprise) Entrepreneur: Trail Center Lodge,
Grand Marais; Mature Entrepreneur: Northland Machine, Grand Rapids; Enter
(Recognizing New Technology Emerging Regionally) Award: Apprise Technologies,
Inc., Duluth; David A. Martin Entrepreneurial Leadership Award: William
Henning, Ely; and the Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Ives, Grand Rapid.
FREE DTA RIDES CONTINUE THROUGH 2006
UMD students, faculty and staff can count on free
rides and improved bus service on campus in fall when classes resume.The
U-Bus will not run next school year but two new DTA routes have been introduced
to provide direct service to campus from Superior Street and Fourth Street.
Direct service into UMD from the Woodland neighborhood has been introduced.
The new East Fourth Street - UMD - Woodland Route follows the current
East Fourth Street routing to 24th Avenue East and continues to upper
Woodland along Woodland Avenue with a regular stop at UMD.
A new East Mainline - UMD route has been introduced to replace services
along East Superior Street to 24th Avenue East, once provided by the U-Bus.
This new route provides half-hour bus service throughout the day between
downtown and UMD. This route originates along the west mainline and will
enable UMD students and staff living in the Lincoln Park and Spirit Valley
areas to take one bus directly to UMD without transferring downtown.
Weekday DTA services between Morley Heights and UMD had been included
as an extension of the new East Eighth Street - UMD route - providing
the same three morning and three afternoon trips between UMD and Morley
FRESHMEN TRIP CHAPERONES
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program is again offering Freshmen Outdoor
Trips August 26-29 and are in need of faculty and staff co-leaders.
Faculty or staff are paired with a trained outdoor program leader to go
on one of seven outdoor trips that are offered to incoming freshmen. The
faculty/staff person comes along to enjoy the trip, interact with the
new students, and help them understand the world of the university. Students
enjoy seeing faculty/staff in a setting other than the classroom. Past
faculty/staff have had wonderful experiences.
The trips offered include: sea kayaking in the Apostle Islands, rock climbing
and hiking the North Shore, canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness,
backpacking the Superior Hiking Trail, day trip activities on the edge
of the BWCAW from Camp Menogyn.
All trips are beginner level, so you dont need to be an expert,
just have enthusiasm and desire to enjoy some physical activity. For more
information contact Tim Bates at 726-8743.
UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
See the web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdevents.
Departments are urged to post their events on this comprehensive calendar.
For information on how to post events, contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996
or e-mail email@example.com.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
To submit material to Currents e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Student Chad
Bill helped edit this issue of Currents.
The second summer 2003 issue has a deadline of Wednesday, July 23 and
a print date of July 29.
UMD WEB PAGES
For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following
UMD Home - http://www.d.umn.edu
Alworth Institute http://www.d.umn.edu/~alworth/
UMD Athletics - http://www.umdbulldogs.com
UMD Campus Events - http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/
UMD Minnesota Sea Grant - http://www.seagrant.umn.edu
UMD Music - http://www.d.umn.edu/music/
UMD Outdoor Program - http://www.umdoutdoorprogram.org/
UMD School of Medicine - http://penguin.d.umn.edu/
UMD Theatre - http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/
UMD Tweed Museum of Art - http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/
Natural Resources Research Institute - www.nrri.umn.edu
Glensheen - http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/
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