Tuesday, April 5, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 12

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COMMISSION ON WOMEN
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 more info contact Julie Westlund at 726-8964, jwestlun@d.umn.edu.

UMD LIBRARY DISPLAY
The UMD library will display material from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum collection entitled, “Recent Additions to the Ramseyer Collection” through July. The display exhibits some illustrated Bibles and also many of the 228 Bible pictures which Dore did for the 1866 edition of the Bible which he illustrated. There are separate illustrations that have been taken from a couple of Scandinavian family Bibles which had fallen to pieces from heavy use. The display may be seen by the public on the second floor of the UMD Library at any time that the Library is open. For information on Library hours or on the Ramseyer Collection, call the Library Office at 726-8102, or see the Library website at www.d.umn.edu/lib/bible.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS
Continuous service awards for 2004-05 were received by Constance Johnson, executive administrative specialist, Management Studies, Mahjoub Labyad, Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Linda Marnich, senior administrative specialist, Communication Science and Disorders, Mary Jean Menzel, assistant continuing education specialist, Robert Nygaard, communications director, Linda Olcott, associate administrator facilities management, Steve Patterson, information technology manager, Vickie Rindal,executive administrative specialist student life & First Year Experience, Frank Simmons, information technology professional, Linda Witzke, office specialist, Education, and Marie Zhuikov, senior editor Minnesota Sea Grant. Project awards were received by Cheryl Anderson, senior office specialist facilities management, Matt Coleman, information technology professional, Psychology, Joshua Richard, information technology professional, Information Technology Systems and Services.

READING RAINBOW AND UMD
The largest writing contest in the U.S. is the Reading Rainbow “Young Writers & Illustrators Contest” for children in grades K-3. The Elementary Education Block II candidates at UMD were chosen to judge the finalists in the regional contest. Students in the Teaching with Technology course (EDUC 5413) are developing a Power Point presentation for each of the eight grand prize winning stories in the contest to project the story illustrations on a movie screen as the children read their stories during the regional contest celebration from 1 - 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 in the Fregeau Auditorium at The Marshall School in Duluth. Block II candidates and Department of Education faculty will help at the celebration, and the EDUC’s 5413 students wiil set up and run the PowerPoint presentations. The celebration is free and open to the public.

administrative NEWS

NEW BUS LINE
A new line, the College Connection, will link UMD as well as Duluth area residents to the Twin Cities and points beyond. The bus leaves UMD each afternoon (seven days a week) at 2:45 p.m. and stops at St. Paul, Minneapolis, the Amtrak Station, and the University of Minnesota Coffman Memorial Union, as well as other locations on Interstate 35. On the return trip it leaves the Twin Cities in the morning and arrives at UMD at 2:45 p.m. The Jefferson Line pick-up is right on UMD’s campus at Kirby Circle (Kirby Student Center). Tickets to the Twin Cities are $20 each way. Riders with a U Card (student ID) will receive an additional 15 percent off. For a limited time, everyone can buy one ticket and get one free. Tickets can be purchased on the UMD campus at the UMD Stores (street level). Note: Jefferson Lines campus bus service will not operate during the summer months. The schedule is subject to change. For information contact http://www.jeffersonlines.com.

THANKS FOR THE HELP
In January, a flood closed the teaching clinic in Montague Hall. Without a functioning clinic, there was concern about providing clinical practicum experiences to students in Communication Sciences and Disorders and interrupting service to community members who come to the clinic for help. Adele Krusz, library manager, worked the clinic and provided temporary space in the library. David Mueller and the staff from facilities management worked hard to get the clinic repaired. The programs are now back in the original clinic, and the staff are grateful for the help the university community gave to them.

SEEKING 2005 INTERNS
The Admissions office is looking for interns for the fall 2005 semester. Faculty and Staff are asked to announce this opportunity to their students.For more information, contact Department of Admissions.

UMD CHILDREN’S PLACE
UMD Children’s Place is now open! The Children’s Place provides care for children between the ages of six weeks and five years of age. This program will primarily serve the UMD community. Children’s Place is open 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information email Leann Scalia at lscalia@d.umn.edu.

UMD STORES
UMD Stores Clearance Sale will be held in UMD Stores, Etc. (109 Kirby Plaza) April 4 - 15 with savings up to 75% off UMD wear, gifts, art supplies, office and school products, computer supplies, and much more. Graduation regalia is available in UMD Stores lower level. Graduates can pick up their commencement tickets in UMD Stores, Etc. starting April 4. UMD Stores lower level will feature a photo special April 11 - 15 on reprints and enlargements. Fountain pop is just a penny -an- ounce on April 13 in UMD Stores street level. See what’s new online at www.umdstores.com

UMD COMMUNICATION

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 creitan@d.umn.edu.

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Print date: Tuesday, April 19.
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UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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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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