VOLLEYBALL: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The UMD Womens Volleyball team, led by coach Jim Boos, has been
awarded the 2002-2003 American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic
Award. The annual award honors teams who have matched their dedication
to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.
OUTSTANDING MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS
Alumnus Eric Ossowski was named National Family Physician of the Year
at the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Also at the meeting, UMD students Matt Thompson, Ted Ruzanic, and Jason
Bisping were selected to present the results of their individual research
COMMISSION ON WOMEN GRANTS ACCEPTED
The UMD Commission on Women is currently accepting grant applications
for the 2003-2004 academic year.
Grant information and applications are available online at: http://www.d.umn.edu/comwomen/
Application deadlines: grants for $300 or less, accepted through the academic
year; grants for $301-$1000, for spring semester 2003 programs are due
December 1; fall semester 2004 programs are due April 15.
Funding is available for: proposals that meet the Commission on Women
mission of enhancing theenvironment for women at UMD; presentations and
events that are generated from and delivered on campus, lectures, based
on the speakers focus; travel to conferences, only when knowledge
gained from the conference will directly impact a large group of women
For questions contact Julie Westlund at email@example.com or at 726-8964.
STUDENT WEB CONTEST 2004
Up to five $500 awards will be given for this years 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE EXPERTS LIST
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
email@example.com with Experts List in the subject line.
OFFICE FUNCTIONALITY SEMINAR
Come learn how the consideration of universal design principles can benefit
your budget when purchasing office furniture while also ensuring functionality
and access for all users. You are invited to a presentation on November
17, from10 - 12 in the Kirby Ballroom by Bobbi Cordano, Director of Disability
Services, UMTC, and Roberta Juarez, Physical Access Coordinator/Asst.
Director Disability Services. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS
Nominations for eligible civil service and academic professional employees
are now being accepted for the Outstanding 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, email@example.com, at 726- 6520.
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SNOW AND ICE NONTROL GOALS
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 storms termination, secondary entrances
to campus buildings will be cleared.
Goal four: Within 72 hours of a storms 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
To submit material to Currents e-mail email@example.com.
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
The fall 2003 schedule for Currents is as follows:
Deadline: Wednesday, December 3;
Print date: Tuesday, December 9.
The Spring 2004 schedule for Currents is as follows:
Deadline: Wednesday, January 21;
Print date: Tuesday, January 27.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 4;
Print date: Tuesday, February 10.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 18;
Print date: Tuesday, February 24.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 3;
Print date: Tuesday, March 9.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 24;
Print date: Tuesday, March 30.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 7;
Print date: Tuesday, April 13.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 21;
Print date: Tuesday, April 27.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 5;
Print date: Tuesday, May 11.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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