CHILDRENS DAY CAMP
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
For more information and registration call 726-7128 or visit www.umdrsop.org
LLOYDS PRAYER WINS
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS
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.
UMD OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS
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 email@example.com,
or Jeanne Lukkarila at 726-6520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOSIE R. JOHNSON HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
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
Johnsons 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 Minnesotas Community Service Award
Recognition Ceremony. A $1,000 stipend will be awarded to each of the
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 nominees current resume or curriculum vitae,
a minimum of three letters of support documenting the nominees 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 email@example.com.
UMD SUMMER HOUSING
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
UMD Summer Housing Office, 189 Lake Superior Hall, 726-7390, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS FROM UMD STORES
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.
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
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. Students Heather
Ziebell, Amelia Anderson and Samara Makereth helped edit this issue of
The Spring 2004 schedule for Currents is as follows:
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 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.
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