Tuesday, March 30, 2004; VOLUME 21, NUMBER 12

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The UMD Men’s Hockey Team upended the Minnesota Gophers 3-1 at the March 28 game in Grand Rapids, MI earning their first NCAA Frozen Four berth in 19 years. Bulldogs will meet WCHA rival Denver, in the Frozen Four semi-finals at 11 a.m. CST on April 8 at Boston’s FleetCenter. The game will be broadcast on KDAL radio and ESPN2 TV.

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.

There will be two commencement ceremonies again this year. The undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 15 at noon at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. The graduate student ceremony will be held Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Romano Gymnasium.
Commencement is very important to the students who participate and to their families. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

administrative NEWS

In preparing to abandon the biology greenhouse for renovation, the department will not have the space or workers to wash and sterilize donated used pots. Please continue to recycle by finding another greenhouse or garden club that needs them. An announcement will be made when the department begins recycling again.

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

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

The Linda Larson Commission on Women, Woman of the Year Award was created in 2002 to honor women at UMD who exemplify going above and beyond to benefit women at UMD. All members of the UMD community may nominate any current or former UMD faculty or staff woman for this award.

The nomination should be in the form of a letter that includes the following: the name of the woman being nominated including contact information for her; a description of the activities of this woman that show outstanding contribution to the continuing improvement of women’s experiences; the name and contact information for the person(s) nominating this individual. Please deliver nomination letters to Lisa ZumHofe, at 231 Humanities by April 9.

This award will be presented at the Celebrating Women Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 5. A luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Ballroom and an evening supper/open house will be held from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Garden Room.
Contact the Commission on Women (comwomen@d.umn.edu) for more information.

The University Wellness Program was established to create a better workplace for employees by encouraging a culture where employees are more physically active. One goal is to reduce health care costs by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. In the coming year, employees can look for online information and resources that will help them become more informed health consumers.

So, groove your body for 10 minutes three times a day, trek the U, and take the Chancellors Challenge and follow the distance markers.
For more information, visit www.do-groove.com. The program is sponsored by the American Heart Association, BlueCross BlueShield, and UMD Human Resources.

This year’s Outstanding Service Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. on April 27 in the Kirby Ballroom. A reception will follow the ceremony.



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The Spring 2004 schedule for Currents is as follows:
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Deadline: Wednesday, April 21;
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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 School of Pharmacy — http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/duluth
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
Glensheen — http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/

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