Tuesday, March 8, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 11

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COMMISSION ON WOMEN GRANTS
The UMD Commission on Women is currently accepting grant applications for the 2005-2006 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 2005 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. For questions or to send grant applications, contact Julie Westlund at 726-8964, jwestlun@d.umn.edu, Career Services, 21 Solon Campus Center, UMD.

UMD RECEIVES ADVERTISING AWARDS
UMD received twelve awards at the 2005 Lake Superior Advertising Federation ADDY Awards in Duluth in February.
Phil Choo, assistant professor, Department of Art & Design, received Gold Addys for the Tweed Museum of Art Holocaust as Subject Catalog, his Interactive Portfolio CD Rom, and the Art and Design Lecture Series 2004-2005 poster. The Art and Design Lecture Series poster, which was designed with the help of UROP student, Kayla Stearns, also won a Judges Row award. AdMax Agency received a Silver Addy Award for the Glensheen Presentation Brochure, which they did on behalf of UMD. WestmorelandFlint received six awards for work they did on behalf of UMD. Gold Addy’s were awarded for the Athletics Power Play Endowment Fund Brochure, the College of Science & Engineering Booklet, and Waste Management Hockey Cards. Silver Addys were awarded to the Athletics Men’s Hockey Media Guide, the Athletic Poster Campaign and a UMD Magazine Ad.
In addition, Art & Design senior Jenna Akre won second prize in the Lake Superior Advertising Federation Scholarship competition for her work “I name the violence in my life --- and declare it wrong.”done for Safe Haven crisis shelter. For more information visit www.lakesuperioradfed.org.

TECHFEST
Techfest 2005 is right around the corner. This event will take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in the Kirby Ballroom. The deadline for the Call for Proposals is Friday, March 11: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/techfest/.

administrative NEWS

QUICKCARE CLINIC NOW OPEN
QuickCare is a new clinic for employees, spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children over 18 months. The QuickCare clinic, opened February 21, makes it easier for faculty, staff and dependents to access medical care for common ailments that have specific treatments. QuickCare is located in Room 101, UMD Health Services Facility, 615 Niagara Court on the UMD campus. No appointments are necessary and visits usually take about 15 minutes. QuickCare will be open 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1:30 - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic school year, September through May. For UPlan members, the copayment is $5 per QuickCare visit for treatments and screenings and there is no copayment for immunizations. For more information, call 218-726-8666 or see the website at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/quickcare.

STUDENT WEB CONTEST WINNERS
Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) has announced the winners of the annual UMD Student Web Contest. Student entrants worked creatively to develop web sites and/or web-based materials for undergraduate courses in conjunction with UMD faculty members. Winners will demonstrate their Web Site at UMD’s TechFest to be held on Friday, April. Each winner will receive a $500 award. The winners are: Student: Jeffrey Sharkey, Faculty Sponsor: Kaija Webster, http://www.d.umn.edu/~shar0213/kwebster/
Student: Meling Moy, Faculty Sponsor: Joan Varney, http://www.d.umn.edu/~moyx0030/Student: Roger Bannister, Faculty Sponsor: Vicki Hansen, http://www.d.umn.edu/~bann0036/structure/

2005 STUDENT EMPLOYEE
Erin Hawkins, information desk manager, Kirby Student Cente,r has received the 2005 student employee of the year award. Erin’s nomination letter has been submitted to the Midwest Student Employment Association to compete for the state, regional and national title. Erin was nominated by Mary Jo Bowman, Verna Richardson, Laura Young, and Kim Butson. First runner-up was Anna Thompson, office assistant, for First Year Experience. Second runner-up was Bethany Dertinger, office assistant, UMD Facilities Management. The celebration lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. on April 8 in the Rafters. For more information visit the Kriby Program Board.

UMD STORES
Graduation regalia is now available in UMD Stores lower level. UMD Stores, Etc. has bargain children’s books, tiny books, and up to 50% off UMD wear and gifts, art supplies, and school and office products Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. UMD Stores, Etc. also offers a UPS/Mail Center where customers can buy stamps and mailing supplies, and get packages shipped. UMD Stores street level will have Easter cards on sale for 20% off March 14-18. UMD Stores lower level will feature two photo specials this month. March 14 - 18 the photo special will be on double 24 exposure single 4x6 prints & picture CDs. March 28 - February 1 the photo special will be on selected reprints and enlargements.
UMD Stores street level will be open Monday-Thursday, March 21-24 from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, March 25 from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 26 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. UMD Stores lower level will be open Monday-Thursday, March 21-24 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday-Saturday, March 25-26 closed. UMD Stores, Etc. will be closed March 19-27. All UMD Stores will be closed Sunday, March 27. See what’s new online at umdstores.com.

PURCHASING CARD TRAINING
Purchasing for the University is easier with a University Purchasing Card. Training sessions are offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9 in Kirby 355, at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 14 in Kirby 355, and at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in Kirby 355. Advanced registration is not necessary. If you are not able to attend one of these sessions, please feel free to call 726-7168 to make other arrangements.

COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Commencement Committee is once again looking for volunteers for UMD’s commencement ceremonies. Last year, several UMD employees and students enjoyed volunteering, and the committee hopes that others will consider helping graduates celebrate their special day. The Graduate Program Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in the Romano Gymnasium. Volunteers are needed from 5 - 7 p.m. to hand out programs, to line up the graduates, and to answer guest and student questions. The Undergraduate Program Ceremony will be held at noon on Saturday, May 14 in the DECC Arena. Once again, guest tickets are required for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. So far, about 1,100 students are participating in the ceremony. 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. to noon to help the graduates line up, to hand out programs, and to 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, call Lucy Kragness at 726-6176. Volunteers will review their responsibilities on Wednesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. in the Regents Room during the Commencement Committee meeting. COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

UMD COMMUNICATION

UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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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 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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