The Library will be giving welcome week tours on Thursday, September
4 at 11 a.m and 1 p.m.; Friday, September 5 at 8 a.m. and 1
p.m. Tours start in the lobby of the library and will last about 20 minutes.
UMDS NEW LIBRARY CATALOG SYSTEM
The UMD Librarys anticipated migration to a new online catalog is
now underway. Called Aleph, this automated library information system
is being implemented at all University of Minnesota campuses. Twin Cities
University Libraries have been using Aleph for the past year. As we go
to print, circulation operations have moved to the new system, and the
new public catalog is just now available for viewing.
STUDENT WEB CONTEST 2004
Up to five $500 awards will be given. Undergraduate and graduate students
are eligible for the contest. The project is to develop a Web site for
an undergraduate course and/or Web based materials for an undergraduate
course. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 30, 2004.
Each student must have an identified faculty or departmental sponsor.
For details on the contest and to submit your site,
please go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/webcontest.html
If a student is interested and needs a faculty or department sponsor,
or if the faculty or departmental sponsor is looking for a student, please
call Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or email email@example.com
THE GRASS IS GREENER AT GLENSHEEN
In August, Home Depot made a special donation to Glensheen Historic Estate.
The Duluth branch of the Atlanta based home improvement retailer donated
two top-of-the line Toro lawnmowers to the historic Congdon Estate. Furthermore,
The Toro Company, headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, has agreed
to match Home Depots contribution and will donate two additional
lawnmowers to Glensheen. Home Depot Store Manager Dennis Anderson presented
the Glensheen grounds crew members and SFA Dean Jack Bowman with the two
lawnmowers, as well as several boxes of miscellaneous donation items,
such as shade, hoses and various tools.
OUTSIDE MAGAZINE RATES UMD IN TOP 40
UMD was named one of the 40 best college towns in North America in the
September issue of Outside magazine. According to the editors, to make
the top 40 honor roll, a school must, Turn out smart grads with
top-notch academic credentials, have a healthy environment ethos, and
an A+ sense of adventure. The magazine gave special mention to UMDs
Natural Resource Research Institutewhich has opportunities for quality
study in the fields of forestry, mining, and ecology and the Outdoor
Just a reminder that the UMD Biology greenhouse recycles pots. If you
are cleaning up, you can bring pots to biology and leave them outside
the door to the greenhouse.
FREE DTA RIDES CONTINUE THROUGH 2006
UMD students, faculty and staff can count on free rides and improved bus
service on campus this fall. The U-Bus is not running this 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 also 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
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
Weekday DTA services between Morley Heights and
UMD had been included as an extension of the new East Eighth Street -
UMD route, providing the three morning and three afternoon trips between
UMD and Morley Heights.
The #6 East Mainline, UMD route and the #12 - Kenwood
route will use the regular bus stop outside of Kirby Student Center on
Kirby Drive. Both the #11 East Eighth Street - UMD, Morley Heights route
and the #13 Woodland via East Fourth Street - UMD route will use the new
bus stop at the Darland Administration Building.
Accessible transportation assistance is available on the UMD Campus. Departments
are encouraged to arrange transportation for individuals with mobility
limitations at the same time they arrange their other University-sponsored
travel transportation needs. Possible sources for this transportation
include Care Cab (723-1212) or Northern Access (728-5464). Requests for
reimbursement of costs should be submitted to the UMD Business Office,
209 DAdB. Questions regarding transportation arrangements, reimbursement
requirements, and this procedure should be directed to Greg Sather, UMD
Business Office, 726-6137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE MEAN FITNESS
Group Fitness Classes begin September 8 and passes are not required the
first week. You can purchase your Group Fitness pass now -- cost is $55
for the semester for facility pass holders. An Annual Group Fitness pass
(September to September) for facility pass holders is $100 and may be
purchased using a payroll deduction plan. A Group Fitness Pass entitles
you to attend any of 40 classes offered per week. Classes for all fitness
levels are offered starting as early as 6:15 a.m. and as late as 8:10
There is something for everyone: sport yoga, group
studio cycling (spin), cardio classes on land (kickboxing, step, boot
camp, hi/low), cardio in the water (aerobics in the pool and a deep water
conditioning class); group weight lifting; stretch; toning, and Pilates.
Class times and descriptions may be found at www.umdrsop.org.
Get your pass and get fit with us! For more information, call the Recreational
Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP) office at 726-7128 or stop by Room 121 Sports
and Health Center from Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CAMPUS BOOK STORE
News from the UMD Stores Campus Books Events: Get a free carabiner clip
with the purchase of selected backpacks in Campus Books from through September
There will be an opening term book buy back in the Kirby Student Center
(in front of Campus Books) on September 4 and 5. There will be
a double prints and a roll of film special in Campus Books from September
8 - 13. For UMD Stores hours, call 726-728
INSTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUTSTANDING UMD FACULTY
SEND FACULTY/STAFF NEWS
Get the word out immediately about UMD faculty achievements. Deans, Directors
and Department Heads are asked to encourage staff within the departments
to send notices to Currents. Information about articles and books published,
conference presentations and awards are accepted. The Currents Newsletter
is web search engine friendly. All of the items sent for faculty/staff
news are available to international web browsers immediately after the
issue is printed. To contribute to Currents, email your items to 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 fall 2003 schedule for Currents is as follows:
Deadline: Wednesday, September 10;
Print date: Tuesday, September 16.
Deadline: Wednesday, September 24;
Print date: Tuesday, September 30.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 8;
Print date: Tuesday, October 14.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 22;
Print date: Tuesday, October 28.
Deadline: Wednesday, November 5;
Print date: Tuesday, November 11.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 3;
Print date: Tuesday, December 9.
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.
SUBSCRIBE TO CURRENTS
Individuals can choose to subscribe to an e-mail/web version of Currents
or to subscribe to a paper copy. E-mail/web subscribers will receive a
e-mail notice about Currents on the Web for each new issue. Paper copies
will only be sent to those who request them.
To subscribe to Currents on the Web: Send the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
and leave the subject line blank.
The body of the message should be of the form:
subscribe <listname> <yourfirstname> <yourlastname>
Here is an example:
subscribe currentslist cheryl reitan
Delete any signature lines or other text from the body of the message
and dont use the <or > symbols.
To subscribe to a paper version of Currents: Send your name, department
and department address to the currents e-mail account (email@example.com)
and ask to be put on the paper subscription list. Use SUBSCRIBE PAPER
as the message line.
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
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
CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY
Make sure your information is correct in the campus
directory. First check your information by going to the People
section on the UMD Home Page. If something is wrong, go to the faculty/staff
area: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/ and choose Update Personal Information.
Enter your email log in and password. and check all the tabs across the
top of the page. Questions? Contact Human Resources at 726-7161 or Academic
Administration at 726-7103.
Campus Events --- This issue
Faculty/Staff News --- This
To submit material to CURRENTS, email
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