Tuesday, November 16, 2004; VOLUME 22, NUMBER 6

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MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIPS

UMD students in fields relating to the environment, and Native American and Alaskan Native students in fields related to health care or tribal public policy, are invited to apply for Morris K. Udall Scholarships. Because environmental issues can be approached in a multi-disciplinary way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines. Majors include: environmental engineering, agriculture, biology and other natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, history, public policy, and pre-law. To be considered, students must be nominated by their institution. The UMD Institutional deadline for receipt of completed applications is at 4:30 p.m. February 24, 2005 in BohH 209. The scholarships, which are to be used for the 2005-2006 academic year, will be awarded in April.

Applications are available in BohH 209. For more information contact Rick J. Smith at 726-6293.

SOCIAL WORK RECEIVES FEDERAL CHILDREN’S BUREAU GRANT

The UMD Department of Social Work is one of only five in the country to receive a $400,000 grant from the United States Children’s Bureau to enhance the training of Masters of Social Work (MSW) students for employment in critical settings such as tribal and/or public sector child welfare agencies. The grant will provide $100,000 per year for four years to develop the UMD department’s child welfare curriculum, and to recruit and financially support students, especially students of color. A special emphasis will be placed on enhancing the field program. Other priorities of the grant are to increase the number of rural and tribal field placements, and to develop supervisor training models that will include on-line training.

The project team includes Johanna Garrison, Project Director and Curriculum Development Coordinator; Kathy Heltzer, Field Coordinator; Anne Tellett, Cultural Competence Coordinator; Becki Hornung, Student Support Coordinator; Karen Preston, Associate Administrator; Mary Simon, Account Specialist; Denny Falk, Primary Evaluator; and Elizabeth Blue, Evaluation Consultant. Mike Raschick, as Department Head, is the designated Principal Investigator. for information contact Johanna Garrison at 726-8621, jgarriso@d.umn.edu.

“PIZZA WITH THE PROF” SEMINAR SERIES

The UMD Honors Program invites faculty of the university to present their research and have a pizza lunch with UMD Honors students in the Spring 2005 semester. Talks should be 20-30 minutes, with 15-20 minutes for questions and answers afterwards. Please contact Beth Matson at hons@d.umn.edu or 726-8548 to schedule a time this coming semester.

administrative NEWS

LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

The UMD Commission on Women announces a new leadership program for faculty and staff women. “Discovering Your Leadership Potential” will be a four part leadership series held from 7:30 - 9 a.m. in Kirby 351 on January 11, February 8, March 8, April 5, 2005. The series is offered to a cohort of ten campus women interested in enhancing their leadership skills and potential.

Applications are available at the Commission on Women website http://www.d.umn.edu/comwomen/ and will be accepted until December 10. For more information please contact either Maribeth Overland at moverlan@d.umn.edu or Denise Cater at dcater@d.umn.edu.

UNITED COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN

UMD’s United Community Campaign has surpassed its goal for 2004 which was $75,000. The campaign has now reached $75,515.00. Donations are still being accepted and will go to the needs of the organizations such as, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, The Minnesota Environmental Fund, The United Negro College Fund, and United Way of Greater Duluth.

FACILITIES SNOW AND ICE GOALS

The Facilities Management Department has posted its 2004 Annual Snow and Ice Control Goals and the companion campus map on the web at http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/services/snow.html They have identified priority entrances to receive the earliest service. If you have questions, contact Linda Olcott at 726-8264, lolcott@d.umn.edu or Candice Richards at 726-8261, crichar1@d.umn.edu.

CENTER COURT GRILL NOW OPEN

The Center Court Grill is open Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The lunch menu lunch includes a variety of burger choices, daily hot sandwich specials, fresh salads, pizza, soup, a full appetizer menu and beverage choices.

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Remaining Fall Semester 2004 Schedule:
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Deadline: Wed., December 1; Print date: Tues, December 7.

UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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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.umdoutdoorprogram.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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