Tuesday, December 7, 2004; VOLUME 22, NUMBER 7

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SA IN NEED OF ADVISOR

The Student Association has traditionally had a faculty or staff advisor to assist them in a variety of ways. SA has been unable to locate one thus far this year. If interested contact Paula M. Knudson, at 726-6278 or by email pknudson@d.umn.edu.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The Center for Community and Regional Research (CCRR) has again received funding this year from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) in the Twin Cities. Therefore, proposals are invited for cooperative research projects involving community-based public sector or private non-profit agencies. Research topics must fit into a broadly defined Community and Regional Studies curriculum and provide opportunities for student involvement. Eligible projects typically focus on topics originating in the social sciences and humanities (especially urban studies, geography, sociology, political science, women's studies, history, American Indian studies, economics, anthropology, psychology, social work and related disciplines), although projects originating in the natural sciences are also fundable.

Each project must involve students and applications must be made by a faculty or staff supervisor from UMD. Additional details pertaining to kinds of projects eligible for funding, as well as instructions for preparing proposals, can be obtained by contacting the Center's Director, Lawrence M. Knopp, Jr., at ccrr@d.umn.edu or by visiting the Center's website at http://www.d.umn.edu/ccrr.

“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

SALE AT UMD STORES

Get ready for the holidays with notebooks, food, gifts, and creative gadgets from UMD Stores. UMD Stores annual Holiday Sale features 25% off UMD wear and gifts is in the street level store December 8 - 11. Gamma Sigma Sigma will be gift wrapping for charity during the Holiday Sale. UMD Stores has some gift ideas to get you started: UMD hats, sweatshirts, mittens, jackets, scarves, pants, hockey jerseys, children's wear, art supplies, convenience store items, UMD glassware, water bottles, lanyards, holiday & greeting cards, pom poms, bookmarkers, posters, magazines, magnets, frames, high-end UMD insignia items, mugs, pen sets, aprons, UMD rubber duckies, stuffed bulldogs and bears, holiday ornaments, fresh flowers, and many more gifts for everyone in the family. Avoid the rush and buy UMD Stores gift certificates or shop online at www.umdstores.com.

"Inspiration + Great Price" is the essence of the monthly art specials and for December. They are featuring an acrylic paint set that includes two 12x12 canvases, three brushes, a slant palette, and a 12-color acrylic set at a special price. Through December 16, visit the Street Level store and register to win a free 38" fiber optic Snowman. UMD Stores Street Level will have another penny-an-ounce-day (21oz. and 32oz. fountain pop) from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15. Holiday cards will be 20% off through December 23.

Express your school pride by visiting the Josten's representative in Kirby Student Center on December 20. See the newest class ring designs and everything needed to make the graduation experience memorable.

UMD Stores, Etc. features 40% off UMD wear plus great deals on backpacks, gifts, bargain books, art supplies, snacks, soda, and more. UMD Stores, Etc. is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. from Monday - Friday. A Cash for Books Buyback will be held in UMD Stores, Etc. this year. They'll have snacks, movies, and daily drawings for cool prizes including a digital camera kit and a mini iPod. Buyback days and times are as follows: Friday, December 17, Saturday, December 18, and Monday, December 20 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 22 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Thursday, December 23 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Since there will be finals on Saturday, December 18, the street level store will be open 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and the lower level store will be open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. UMD Stores, Etc. will be open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Cash for Books Buyback. UMD Stores will be open for business through the holidays. Call UMD Stores at 726-7286 for dates and hours.

UMD CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The UMD campus will be closed from December 24 - 27 and from December 30 - January 2. Individuals or departments are responsible for making special arrangements for any access or activities they plan on campus during these days. If you have questions or concerns, contact Facilities Management at 726-8262.

LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

The UMD Commission on Women announces a new leadership program for faculty and staff women. “Discovering Your Leadership Potential” is 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 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.

UMD COMMUNICATION

INSTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUTSTANDING UMD FACULTY
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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.

ABOUT CURRENTS:
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
To submit material to Currents e-mail currents@d.umn.edu.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Students Linnea Borer and Anne Brugman helped edit this issue of Currents.

Spring Semester 2005 Schedule:
Deadline: Wednesday, January 19;
Print date: Tuesday, January 25.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 2;
Print date: Tuesday, February 8.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 16;
Print date: Tuesday, February 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 2;
Print date: Tuesday, March 8.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 30;
Print date: Tuesday, April 5.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 13;
Print date: Tuesday, April 19.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 27;
Print date: Tuesday, May 3.

UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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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 Recreational Sports 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 Stores — http://www.umdstores.com/
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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