CHILDRENS DAY CAMP
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
UMD won a number of awards on February 21 at the American Advertising
Federation Awards competition sponsored by the Lake Superior Advertising
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
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
TAYLOR TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREE
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 Taylors Jazz at the Kennedy
Taylor still performs regularly with his current jazz trio. When hes
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.
COMMISSION ON WOMEN, GRANT APPLICATIONS
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 speakers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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 email@example.com or call
726-6827, and ask for Cathy.
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
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.
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 Spring 2004 schedule for Currents is as follows:
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
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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
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The body of the message should be of the form:
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For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following
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UMD Music http://www.d.umn.edu/music/
UMD Outdoor Program http://www.umdrsop.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/
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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