Tuesday, February 24, 2004; VOLUME 21, NUMBER 10

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UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program Fun and Adventure Day Camp 2004 will be held 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

UMD won a number of awards on February 21 at the American Advertising Federation Awards competition sponsored by the Lake Superior Advertising Federation.

Phil Choo, assistant professor, Department of Graphic Design won three awards: a Gold Addy for his design of the Art and Design Lecture Series poster, a Gold Addy for his interactive website “Design@UMD” and a Silver Addy for his UMD Art and Design department website.

WestmorelandFlint Advertising Agency won a Silver Addy for their design of two UMD ads that ran in Minnesota Monthly magazine last year.

The following four UMD graphic design students won student awards for their work: Katie Just, Garrett Moon, Cameron High and Forrest Lagace.

In addition, three UMD students were presented with financial awards in the Lake Superior Advertising Federation scholarship competition: Brenda Anderson, graphic design student won $1250, Breanna DeFoe, marketing student won $500 and Amelia Anderson, communication student
won $250.

William “Billy” Taylor, world-renowned jazz pianist, will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for Cultural Contributions from the University of Minnesota Duluth on Friday, March 5. He will perform that evening in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall.

Taylor is the Duke Ellington Fellow at Yale and adviser for jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In a career that has spanned six decades, he has shared his music with people around the world through performance, recordings, lectures, public arts initiatives and television.

Taylor was born in Greenville, N.C., in 1921 and began studying his chosen instrument, piano, at the age of 7. Following graduation from Virginia State University in 1942, he moved to New York where his popularity on 52nd street led him to play with Billy Holiday, John Coltrane and others. He completed his doctorate in music education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he currently occupies the Wilber D. Barrett Chair of Music. In the 70s, he began hosting National Public Radio shows including “Jazz Alive” and “Billy Taylor’s Jazz at the Kennedy Center.”

Taylor still performs regularly with his current jazz trio. When he’s not touring, composing or recording, he can be found in music classrooms around the country, conducting master classes, workshops and lecture/demonstrations. At the age of 82, Billy Taylor remains vigorously dedicated to nurturing jazz and creating new opportunities for artists. Taylor encompasses a rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership.
For tickets for the concert, call 726-8877.

The UMD Commission on Women is currently accepting grant applications for the 2004-2005 academic year. Grant information and applications are available online at: http://www.d.umn.edu/comwomen/

The application deadline for small grants, $300 or less, will be accepted throughout academic year. The deadline for major grants, $301-$1000, for Fall semester 2004 programs is April 15 and for Spring semester 2005 programs the deadline is November 15.

Funding is provided for proposals that meet the Commission on Women mission of enhancing the environment for women at UMD; presentations/events that are generated from and delivered on campus; lectures, based on the speaker’s focus; travel to conferences is funded only when knowledge gained from the conference will directly impact a large group of women at UMD.

Send grant applications to Nancy Damberg at 209 Darland Administration Building. For questions e-mail Nancy Damberg at ndamberg@d.umn.edu or call 726-6966.

administrative NEWS


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.

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.



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