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.
UMD UNDERGRADS AT NCUR
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 email@example.com or
Faculty members Steve Hedman, Tim Holst, Bob Lloyd,
Lyle Shannon, and Steve Sternberg will accompany a group of UMD research
students to Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis to attend
the 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 15-17.
The program focus is on helping to build communities of students and faculty
scholars spanning the academic disciplines ranging from sciences to creative
arts. The UMD students attending and presenting are: Thom Taylor -- CEHSP,
Philomina Varghese -- CEHSP, Jason Caddy CLA, Barbara Pierson --
CLA, and from CSE -- Julie Glasscoc, Nicole Klatt, Angela Merritt, Abul
Mohsin, Ricole Raitz, Jessica Strange, Karl Wimmer.
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.
UMD STUDENTS TAKE THE CHALLENGE
Challenging Ourselves to Be Better Educators,was the title
of this years annual student outdoor educators conference that took
place at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. UMD students Melissa
VanDergeest, Abby Siegel and Mark Bratlie presented at the conference
and Siegel was elected president of the conference board for 2004-2005.
The conference was attended by nearly 100 students from 8 different schools.
PLANNED GIVING SEMINAR
Robert L. Peterson, estate planning attorney, will present a seminar from
10 - 11 a.m. on April 14 in the Regents Room. Learn how to control
your taxes during retirement and have more cash flow. Also learn how gift
annuities and other planned giving vehicles can help reduce taxes. Refreshments
will be served and each attendee will receive handouts that will be of
assistance when managing assets during retirement
For more information contact Tricia Bunten at 726-6995.
TAKE OUR CHILDREN TO WORK DAY
UMD will be participating in Take Our Children To Work Day
on Thursday, April 22. This is a free event open to UMD employees.
Supervisors must grant permission to be able to sponsor a child/children
and children should be between the ages of 8 and 12. Visit http://www.d.umn.edu/student/MLRC/WRAC/takeourchildrentoworkdayhome.html
for registration, workshop descriptions, permission letter for schools
and essay form.
CAMPUS WOMEN BOWL
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
ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS CEREMONY
The Annual Distinguished Teaching Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30
p.m. on Monday, April 26 at the McNamara Alumni Centers Memorial
Hall. All members of the University community are invited to this special
ceremony and reception to honor 13 distinguished educators for their contributions
to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Award recipients
are inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, in recognition
of the significance of their teaching excellence.
Recipients join their Academy colleagues from all four campuses to provide
important leadership to the University community, serving as mentors,
advisers, and spokespersons for the Universitys teaching mission.
To register for this event, go to http://www.alumni.umn.edu/distinguishedteaching
or call 612-624-2323.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES NEED VOLUNTEERS
The Commencement Committee is once again looking for volunteers for UMDs
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 UMDs largest annual celebration.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call Lucy Kragness at 726-6176
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will review their responsibilities
at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 in the Regents Room.
LINDA LARSON-COMMISSION ON WOMEN, WOMEN OF THE
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 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 Kirby 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 (email@example.com) for more information.
UNIVERSITY WELLNESS PROGRAM
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.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS
This years Outstanding Service Awards for UMD staff will be presented
at 3 p.m. on April 27 in the Kirby Ballroom. A reception will follow
the ceremony. CONTINUOUS SERVICE awards will be presented to: Spring Billiar,
Barb Erickson, Marjorie Erickson, Corey Fischer, Avis Hedin, Molly Larson,
and James Vileta. PROJECT AWARDS will be presented to: Sharyl Beaudin,
Matt Beckman, Lynne Erickson, Paula LeBlanc, Rick Menz, Bob Nygaard, JoAnn
Morley, Renee Wanner, Douglas McKercher, Joyleen Vicki Schneider, Laura
Carlson, Jason Davis, Joel Ness, Sarah Paro, Roger Petry, Doug Vandenberg,
Joseph Holtermann, Darlene Morris, Tom Malefatto, Travis Mayne, Betty
Greene, and Linda Kinnear.
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, April 21;
Print date: Tuesday, April 27.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 5;
Print date: Tuesday, May 11.
The Summer 2004 schedule for Currents is as follows:
Deadline: Wed., June 23;
Print date: Tues., June 29.
Deadline: Wed., July 21;
Print date: Tues., July 27.
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.
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UMD WEB PAGES
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UMD Home http://www.d.umn.edu
Alworth Institute http://www.d.umn.edu/~alworth/
UMD Athletics http://www.umdbulldogs.com
UMD Campus Events http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/
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
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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