Tuesday, February 10, 2004; VOLUME 21, NUMBER 9

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CHILDREN’S DAY CAMP 2004
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

STAFF AND FACULTY BLOOD DRIVE
The UMD Department of Human Resources, the Office of Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, and Memorial Blood Centers are sponsoring a faculty and staff Blood Drive.

The Blood Drive donation process is safe and simple. The entire process takes approximately 45 minutes, but the actual blood donation takes about 5-10 minutes. This process includes the following: registration, mini physical, medical history review (in private), the actual blood donation, and rest and refreshments when finished. The blood drive will run from 7:50 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
The registration deadline is Thursday, February 11. For more information e-mail umdhr@d.umn.edu.

academic NEWS

LLOYD’S 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 Choice Award. There was an error about the ACTF in the last issue of CURRENTS.

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.

administrative NEWS


DIVERSITY TRAINING PROGRAM

The Office of Equal Opportunity is offering a new training program called Mattering and Marginality.The session for employees will be held from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25 in the Kirby Garden Room. The session for supervisors will be held from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3 in the Kirby Garden Room. The Mattering and Marginality workshop is intended to generate discussion around existing policies and procedures that may have a negative impact on certain groups of employees. The type of language used when addressing each other and those we supervise, how to have open discussions around the issues that arise in our workplaces, and how to create respectful and productive working environments will be discussed. To register send an e-mail to cracklif@d.umn.edu or call 726-6827, and ask for Cathy.

STUDENT WINS LOGO DESIGN CONTEST
The winning logo for a regional stormwater public education effort was unveiled on February 9. The logo will be used extensively in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin on TV ads, brochures and exhibits as part of a regional effort to promote positive community and individual activities to protect the waters of the region. The winning concept, by UMD student Eric Lichtenberg, will be featured along with logos created by other students enrolled in UMD’s Graphic Design program. The campaign is coordinated by the Regional Stormwater Protection Team, whose mission is to protect and enhance the region’s shared water resources through stormwater pollution prevention by providing coordinated educational programs and technical assistance.

UPDATED IMAGE LIBRARY
Need a photo for a UMD publication or web site? The image library is being updated and can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/photolibrary/. The new site contains dozens of images created by UMD photographer Brett Groehler.

The photo library also contains a request form for additional help. Non University users can use this form to request an image. Use of these images is free for UMD faculty, staff and students. Users agree they shall not add to, subtract from, colorize or otherwise alter any image without written consent of the Office of University Relations.

JOSIE R. JOHNSON HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
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. 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 recipient.

To nominate an individual, 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, and a minimum of three letters of support. For more information contact Sallye McKee at 612-624-0594.

UMD SUMMER HOUSING
The Summer Housing Office at UMD is 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 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 http://www.d.umn.edu/housing/summer/.

NEWS FROM UMD STORES
Campus Books Events:
Free Valentine’s Day photos from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on February 11.
Marketplace Event:
Register to win one dozen roses and a $25 gift certificate for dinner through February 12. A drawing will be held on February 13. No purchase necessary.

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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. Students Heather Ziebell, Amelia Anderson and Samara Makereth helped edit this issue of Currents.

The Spring 2004 schedule for Currents is as follows:
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.
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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.
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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/
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