Tuesday, January 27, 2004; VOLUME 21, NUMBER 8

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UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program Fun and Adventure Day Camp 2004 will be held February 16 - 20 or April 5- 9. Kids will have a fun week rock climbing, swimming, playing team building games and much more.

For more information and registration call 726-7128 or visit www.umdrsop.org

academic NEWS

Three UMD theatre students have won awards at the regional American College Theater Festival held in Denver. Ben Elledge was one of two students to win an Irene Ryan Acting Award. He will compete against 15 other students at the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival in Washington D.C., in April. Jason Peterson won the Best Scene Partner Award. Blake Hogue's 10-minute play, "While We're Stopped," was voted People's Choice Award.

The Great Lakes Aquarium and the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program are recruiting student volunteers to assist in carrying out their educational missions. The exciting, new “Partners in Education” program is seeking education, outdoor education, and recreation students with good communication skills and an enthusiasm for learning and working with students of all ages. Training sessions begin Tuesday, February 3 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Interested individuals should contact Sarah Donahue at 726-7375 or dona0159@d.umn.edu.

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.

Two types of Scholarship are available: $5,000 scholarships for all students in studies related to the environment, and $5,000 for Native Americans or Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy. Students must be college juniors or seniors during the 2004-2005 academic year and must be nominated by their institution.

Because environmental issues can be approached in a multidisciplinary way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines.

The UMD deadline for applications is February 24 by 4:30 p.m. to 209 Bohannon Hall. Scholarships will be awarded in late April 2004.
For more information contact Rick Smith at 726-6293.

administrative NEWS

It is time again to nominate eligible civil service and academic professional employees for Outstanding Service Awards. The date of the ceremony and the deadline for nominations has been changed. All nomination forms must be submitted by Monday, February 2, at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 27 from 3- 5 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.
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 at 726-7822 or lwallace@d.umn.edu, or Jeanne Lukkarila at 726-6520 or jlukkari@d.umn.edu.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the nomination process for the 2004 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. The award is designed to honor faculty, staff and students who have made outstanding contributions to the University and external community in the areas of human rights and social justice.

The award seeks to honor one University of Minnesota faculty or staff member and one student who, through their principles and practices, exemplify Johnson’s standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments.
Nominees must be a current faculty member, staff member or student in good academic standing at the University of Minnesota. The selection committee is composed of current faculty, staff and students. The awards will be presented at the University of Minnesota’s Community Service Award Recognition Ceremony. A $1,000 stipend will be awarded to each of the recipients.

To nominate an individual who you feel exemplifies these ideals and meets the above criteria, please submit the following items as a packet to the Office for Multicultural and Academic Affairs, by February 13: A letter of nomination, the nominee’s current resume or curriculum vitae, a minimum of three letters of support documenting the nominee’s contributions to human rights and social justice.

For more information contact Sallye McKee at 612- 624-0594.

The deadline for nominations to the 16 annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards is February 1. Presented by the University of Minnesota Duluth Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library, these awards recognize books that substantially represent the history, culture, heritage or lifestyle of northeastern Minnesota.

To be eligible, a book must have been originally released in 2003. Books may be nominated in one of two categories: (1) fiction, poetry, drama or (2) nonfiction, art, scholarship. Prizes will be awarded in the amount of $300 for each winner and $100 for each honorable mention selected.

To nominate a book, visit the NEMBA Web site at www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba/home.html. Complete a nomination form and send it, along with one copy of each nominated book, to Brenda Bonnema, UMD Library, 416 Library Dr., Duluth, MN 55812.

For information, call 726-6843 or e-mail bbonnema@d.umn.edu.

The Summer Housing Office at UMD has begun accepting summer apartment requests from retirees who want to spend summers in northeastern Minnesota. Every summer, 250 apartments are set aside for the senior renter program (five, eight, or ten- week rental periods) and guests have access to the library, café/dining center, and fitness facilities. for more information contact
UMD Summer Housing Office, 189 Lake Superior Hall, 726-7390, sumhsg@d.umn.edu or see

Campus Books Events:
Color film reprint special January 26 - 31.
Take 20% off select backpacks January 19 - 31.
Free Valentine photos from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on February 11.
Marketplace Event:
Register to win one dozen roses and a $25.00 Gift Certificate for dinner February 2 - 12. Drawing will be held on February 13. No purchase necessary.



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