Tuesday, September 21, 2004; VOLUME 22, NUMBER 2

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The UMD Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) office will conduct two identical informational workshops during September intended for all faculty, especially those new to the campus and those who have not had experience in the submission of funding proposals to external agencies and organizations. Departmental staff who have budgetary responsibilities may also find the presented information to be helpful. The sessions will be held in the Kirby Garden Room from 1 – 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28 and from 8 – 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29. Contact the UMD SPA office at 726-7582 to reserve a place.

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student web contest 2005
Up to five $500 awards will be given for this year’s student web contest. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the contest. The project is to develop a Web site for an undergraduate course and/or Web based materials for an undergraduate course. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 28, 2005. Each student must have an identified faculty or departmental sponsor.

For details on the contest and to submit your site, please go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/webcontest.html.

If a student is interested and needs a faculty or department sponsor, or if the faculty or departmental sponsor is looking for a student, call Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or email spihlaja@d.umn.edu.

Continuing Education has fall posters available, free for the asking, featuring the “Kayaker” artwork by Linda Blustin. Drop into 104 Darland and pick one up.

Faculty and staff are needed to serve on the Student Services Fees Committee. The appointment is for a two-year term. The SSF Committee is an active committee that meets regularly from late September through early March from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The committee reviews budgets for 21 organizations that provide services to students. The committee makes the budget allocations to each as a recommendation to the Chancellor. This is an active committee that offers an opportunity to gain understanding of student needs and diverse areas of the campus community. If you are interested in serving on this committee, call Kathy Skelton at 726-8969.

The Kirby Plaza Grand Opening will be held from September 22-26. UMD Kirby Plaza features the expanded UMD Stores space on street and lower level, the all new Plaza Food Court, and DTA Bus Hub. Watch for the opening of the Print Shop and Northern Shores Coffee Shop on the lower level at the end of September, and UMD Childcare Center and TCF Bank in January. There will be daily drawings and events throughout the Grand Opening week.

Soda, coffee and snacks will be given away in the street level store from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Monday, September 20, while supplies last.

A live remote with KRBR 102.5 The Bear will be broadcast from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21.

A Fashion Show in the street level store will be presented at noon and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22.

A live remote with KTCO Big Kat 98.9 will be broadcast from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 23.

An Extreme Makeover will be held in the street level store on Friday, September 24.

Jazz with Spontaneous Combustion will be held in the street level store from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.

Take 20% off one item of UMD wear with your Saturday’s UMD Football game ticket on Sunday, September 26.

A photo special will be held in the lower level store through September 25. A sale offering 50% off UMD Wear starts September 21 in the lower level store.

Sample packs will be given away in UMD Stores on the street and lower level from September 28-29.

Accessible transportation assistance is available on the UMD Campus. Departments are encouraged to arrange transportation for individuals with mobility limitations at the same time they arrange their other University-sponsored travel transportation needs. Possible sources for this transportation include Care Cab (723-1212) or Northern Access (728-5464). Requests for reimbursement of costs should be submitted to the UMD Business Office, 209 DAdB. Questions regarding transportation arrangements, reimbursement requirements, and this procedure should be directed to Greg Sather, UMD Business Office, 726-6137 or email gsather@d.umn.edu.



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 currents@d.umn.edu.

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Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Students Heather Ziebell and Anne Brugman helped edit this issue of Currents.
Fall Semester 2004 Schedule:
Deadline: Wed., September 1; Print date: Tues, September 7.
Deadline: Wed., September 15; Print date: Tues, Sept 21.
Deadline: Wed., September 29; Print date: Tues, October 5.
Deadline: Wed., October 13; Print date: Tues, October 19.
Deadline: Wed., October 27; Print date: Tues, November 2.
Deadline: Wed., November 10; Print date: Tues, Nov 16.
Deadline: Wed., December 1; Print date: Tues, December 7.

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UMD Minnesota Sea Grant — http://www.seagrant.umn.edu
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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
Glensheen — http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/

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