Tuesday, September 30, 2003; VOLUME 21, NUMBER 3

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NEWS

academic NEWS

STUDENT WEB CONTEST 2004
Up to five $500 awards will be given for this year’s student web contest. 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 spihlaja@d.umn.edu.

administrative NEWS

GRANT RECEIVED
The Tweed Musuem of Art received a $65,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent Federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners. The institute fosters leadership, innovation, and a lifetime of learning by supporting the nation’s 15,000 museums and 122,000 libraries.

With the new donation the Tweed Museum of Art will evaluate, consolidate, and build upon past education programming and focus future programming around a set of distinct but conceptually flexible themes: Stories in Art, People and Places, The Language of Art, and Art and Environment. The Museum will publish a book and companion set of activity guides and posters based on the four themes that will be available for distribution as well as online. In addition, “Discovery Stations” will be designed for all of the permanent collection galleries.

FREE DTA RIDES CONTINUE THROUGH 2006

UMD students, faculty and staff will appreciate 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 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 three morning and three afternoon trips between UMD and Morley Heights.

ACESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION
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 gsather@d.umn.edu.

CAMPUS BOOK STORE

UMD Stores Events:
The UMD Stores will sponsor the Homecoming Football game (UMD vs. Wayne St.) on Saturday, October 11. The first 500 people to come to the game can have their photo taken with the fiberglass bulldog and also receive a free magnetic photo frame from the UMD Stores.

For UMD Stores hours, call 726-7286.

Campus Books Event:
There will be a Homecoming color film reprint special October 13 -18.

UMD COMMUNICATION

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 currents@d.umn.edu.

ABOUT CURRENTS:
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
To submit material to Currents e-mail currents@d.umn.edu.
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, 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 creitan@d.umn.edu.

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To subscribe to Currents on the Web: Send the e-mail to listproc@d.umn.edu and leave the subject line blank.
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UMD WEB PAGES
For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following web pages:
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/

CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY NOW
   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.

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