Tuesday, March 9, 2004; VOLUME 21, NUMBER 11

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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

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.

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.

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for the Raymond W. Darland All-American Scholarship Program, which was established in 1976 by Regent Emeritus Richard L. Griggs in honor of Provost Emeritus Raymond W. Darland. Three scholarships of $3,500 will be awarded to cover the estimated cost of tuition in 2004-05. For information, contact Louise Busse at 726-8022. The deadline for nominations is March 30.

administrative NEWS

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.

UMD Campus Women is presenting “Bowl, Pizza, and Pop” for staff, family and friends from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23 at Skyline Bowling Lanes. Ten dollars per person includes bowling for two hours, shoes, pizza, pop, and door prizes. Space is limited. Registration online at

UMD student photographers Jamie Persico, Laura Petersen, and Leah Senn have placed as finalists in the 24th Annual Student contest sponsored by Photographer’s Forum magazine and Nikon USA. Their work will be published in the Best of College Photography Annual 2004 this spring.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration and the Office of Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) have announced the winners of the annual UMD Student Web Contest. Student entrants worked creatively to develop web-sites and/or web-based materials for undergraduate courses in conjunction with UMD faculty members. The following students will each receive $500 awards.

Student: Garrett Moon, Faculty sponsor: Bill Pedersen URL: http://www.d.umn.edu/~moon0129/billpede

Student: Mike Willbanks, Faculty sponsor: Jane Carlson URL: http://www.d.umn.edu/~will1498

Student: Jeffrey Sharkey, Faculty sponsor: June Li, http://www.d.umn.edu/~shar0213/x/projects/Web/~jli

The winners will demonstrate their Web Site at UMD’s TechFest to be held on Friday, April 2.

The Commencement Committee is once again looking for volunteers for UMD’s commencement ceremonies. Volunteers are needed from 5 - 7 p.m. to hand out programs, line up the graduates, and answer guest and student questions at the Graduate Program Ceremony on Thursday, May 13 in the Romano Gymnasium.

UMD is requiring guest tickets for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony held at noon on Saturday, May 15 in the DECC Arena. Volunteers will receive a special seat in the VIP section on the arena floor for the commencement ceremony. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m.- noon to help the graduates line up, hand out programs, and help guests in the VIP section. This is a great opportunity to be part of UMD’s largest annual celebration. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Lucy Kragness at 726-6176 or e-mail commence@d.umn.edu. Volunteers will review their responsibilities at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 in the Regents Room during the Commencement Committee meeting.

Our new UMD Stores’ retail space (across from the Marketplace) is now open. Come in and get 50% off selected clothing! Store hours are from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday.



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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.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/
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