Tuesday, October 28, 2003; VOLUME 21, NUMBER 5

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academic NEWS

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.

It is time to update the UMD Faculty and Staff Experts List which is on-line at: http://www.d.umn.edu/currents/experts/. Faculty and staff who wish to be included should submit the following information: name, title, work phone, work address, home phone (optional), e-mail address, web address (optional), and three to nine topic descriptors. Included faculty and staff should review their listing and submit any changes. Changes and submissions will be accepted until Friday, November 21. Departments are asked to send notification for faculty and staff who are no longer at UMD. Send submissions and corrections to Cheryl Reitan at
creitan@d.umn.edu with “Experts List” in the subject line.

administrative NEWS

Sue Smith and Melinda Soderberg, University Employee Benefits Counselors, will be available for individual consultation at UMD on Friday, November 7.

Topics you can discuss are medical/dental benefits, retirement, optional retirement, health care reimbursement account, dependent care reimbursement account, and other benefits related questions. To make an appointment, call 726-7822.

Faculty, administrators, staff and students are welcome to attend the fall Campus Assembly meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11 in Kirby Ballroom B with a social beginning at 1:30 p.m.

An agenda for the meeting and background material for issues to be discussed will be mailed to campus assembly members before the meeting. Non-members of the assembly will be accorded similar speaking privileges as those enjoyed by members of the assembly, but voting will be conducted according to existing assembly policies.

Nominations for eligible civil service and academic professional employees are now being accepted for the Oustanding Service Awards. The deadline for submission is 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, with the award ceremony scheduled for March 4.

Guidelines, instructions, nomination forms, and list of previous winners, are available at: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/OSA.

For questions, please contact Lita Wallace, lwallace@d..umn.edu, at 726-7822 or Jeanne Lukkarila, jlukkari@d.umn.edu, at 726- 6520.


UMD Facilities Management is committed to do the best job possible to clear snow as quickly as resources will allow. It is the goal of Facilities Management to do the most effective job of snow and ice control possible to provide adequate access to and safe exit from the campus. The following goals have been established to expedite the snow removal process for the convenience of faculty, staff and students:

Goal one: By 7 a.m. on the day following a snowstorm, red, blue, and designated reserve and pay parking lots will be accessible and open.

Goal two: By 7:30 a.m. on the day following a snowstorm, a passable walkway will be provided between the nearest road and the 17 priority campus entrances which serve the Academic buildings. Additional care will be given to clearing power assisted entrances.

Goal three: Within 48 hours of a storm’s termination, secondary entrances to campus buildings will be cleared.

Goal four: Within 72 hours of a storm’s termination, all exits will be cleared to the closest public way.

Ice storms: In the event of an ice storm, Facilities Management will de-ice the campus in the most timely and efficient manner possible. Ice conditions may make it necessary to de-ice entrances in a circuit route rather than in priority. Please always be alert for slippery walkways and use proper footwear.

Note: The severity, duration and timing of the storm will impact our ability to meet these goals. Problem areas should be reported promptly to Facilities Management at 726-8262. Parking lot concerns should be reported directly to Parking Services at 726-7000.

If you have questions about these goals, please call Candice Richards at 726-8262.

UMD Stores Event:
The UMD Stores Sidewalk Sale will be in the Kirby Student Center (outside Campus Books) November 5 - 6 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. There will be great savings on imprinted clothing and gifts, food items, office and school supplies, electronics, general books, art supplies and much much more!

Campus Books Events:

November 3 - 15, get double 4x6 color prints and a picture CD for $9.99.

Bulldog Shop Event:
The annual Bulldog Shop Balloon Sale will be held on October 29. Get up to 80% off your favorite Bulldog clothing. There are clothing sizes and styles for infants, children and adults. Sale hours are from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Marketplace Event:
Get 20% off Thanksgiving Cards from November 10 - 22.

Computer Corner Event:

A Used Computer Sale will take place on November 5, in the Kirby Ballroom from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or while items last. This event is sponsored by ITSS and the UMD Computer Corner.



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.

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. Students Heather Ziebell, Amelia Anderson and Samara Makereth helped edit this issue of Currents.
The fall 2003 schedule for Currents is as follows:
Deadline: Wednesday, November 5;
Print date: Tuesday, November 11.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 3;
Print date: Tuesday, December 9.

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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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 —
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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