Tuesday, April 19, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 13

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The following awards recognize our outstanding student, staff and faculty leaders. These individuals were recognized at the annual Awards Reception on April 17.
Sieur Du Luth Awards were presented to Dan Hartman and Josh Jacobsen.
Bulldog Awards were presented to Jenna L. Tape, Traci Ohlenkamp, Carl J. Bryan, Jennie Kotzenmacher, Andrew Sandquist and Bonnie Folkestad.
Leadership Awards were presented to Tiffany Varilek and Lee Church.
The Featherman Award was presented to Asamau Denise Ojarigi.
Access for All awards were presented to Nadie Billmark, PaChia Thao, Maria Campanaro and Bridget DeSaer.
Alpha Nu Omega awards were presented to Jeffrey Gaylord, Paul McGie, Kevin Dahl, Todd Bickett and Charles Zuluaga.
Alpha Phi Omega Awards were presented to Neil Derosa, Julian Palmquist, Ryan Duffy, Cole Erikson and Minh Nguyen.
Gamma Sigma Sigma Awards were presented to Heidi VanAuker, Ashley Althoff, Kimberly Macaulay, Crystal Wolfgram and Kristin Wahlund.
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee awards were presented to Jacob McKean, Russel Barr, Tim Stephenson, Ryan Nord and Kirk Jansen.
Rotaract awards were presented to Angie Carlson, Katie Ross and Lance Fischer.
Statesman awards were presented to July Eliason-Johnson, Lance Fischer and Tony Marquardt.
Student Association awards were presented to Daniel Hartman, Jeni Kiewatt, Jacob Hoffman, Jenna Tape and Josh Jacobsen.
Student Health Advisory Committee awards were presented to Brianna Peters, Jessica Radtke, Karen Myren, Michael Schmeling and Nicole Church.
Student Legislative Coalition awards were presented to Drew Sandquist, Jacob Hoffman and Jeni Kiewatt.
The Outstanding Student Organization award was presented to Alpha Phi Omega. The Outstanding Student Organization Advisor award was presented to Neil T. Storch. The Outstanding Academic Advisor award was presented to Gerald L. Pepper. The Outstanding Faculty award was presented to Richard R. Lindeke. The Outstanding Staff award was presented to Katherine L. Morris.
For information contact Patrick Keenan, 726-8741, pkeenan@d.umn.edu.



There will be two commencement ceremonies again this year. The Graduate Program Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in the Romano Gymnasium. 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. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information see the web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/commencement


administrative NEWS

In an effort to clearly identify our campus, UMD is spelling it out! The domain name d.umn.edu has been UMD’s since the beginning of the World Wide Web, when the computing environment required many more things to be typed in from a command line. Having short names made things easier to type. In order to modernize our naming scheme and provide better name recognition for UMD, ITSS staff have enhanced technical systems to recognize the domain name duluth.umn.edu in addition to retaining d.umn.edu. This will work in both the email environment and web environment. For example, the UMD home page can be reached at: http://www.d.umn.edu or http://www.duluth. umn.edu. Computers on the UMD network have names, too; those names do not yet work with the new name. For example, bulldog is still bulldog.d.umn.edu.
Faculty, staff and students can choose to use the new domain for both email (jdoe@duluth.umn.edu), web addresses, personal identification, and campus publications. For more information contact Linda Deneen at ldeneen@duluth.umn.edu.



Faculty, staff and students should check their accounts to view checked out UMD Library items and return items before leaving campus.
To view “Your Account” link, visit https://www.umn.edu/login?desturl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lib.umn.edu%2Faleph%2Flogin_prod.phtml%3FalephSID%3D. For more information, contact the Library at 726-6120.



UMD’s Academic Support and Student Life (ASSL), under the direction of of Vice Chancellor Bruce Gildseth, was singled out for recognition and high praise by the U of M Office of Service and Continuous Improvement in recent issues of the UMN News and the Brief.
ASSL was cited for its development of a high quality, systematic approach to management of its programs through training and use of the Baldridge Criteria as a standard for measurement.
This spring, ASSL will pilot a software package that will refine and automate its quality process. ASSL will be able to automatically map goals and initiatives to its strategy. If the software is successful at ASSL, the Office of Service and Continuous Improvement will sponsor a broader roll-out of the system across the University campuses.



Erin Hawkins, manager of the UMD Kirby Information Desk, has been named the 2005 UMD Student Employee of the Year. A senior from Pine Island, Minnesota, Hawkins has been working at the UMD Information Desk since the end of her freshman year, and was promoted to manager at the end of her sophomore year. The Student Employee of the Year is a program developed in cooperation with National Student Employment Week.



The Sustainable Farming Association Farmers Market will open from 2 - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 18, outside Kirby Plaza. The market will be held each Wednesday until September 28. The spring market will have potted perennials, vegetable starts and annual bedding plants. Herbalists will be back with hand creams and lip balms. Fruit will be available in early July and produce will come to market as it is ready. All produce is locally and sustainably grown and many of the growers are also growing organically. To be added to a weekly email reminder list, email: shub@shubatsfruits.com. The reminder email will list growers and what they have for sale.



UMD Children’s Place is exploring options for providing summer care for children age 6 weeks to 8 years. They would like to know what needs the UMD community has for summer care. If interested, contact Leann Scalia at lscalia@d.umn.edu or call 726-6727.


On campus parking guidelines for the summer, 2005, include the following:
Designated Reserve spaces are marked with a numbered sign and are strictly enforced year around, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Gold lots are also enforced 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Meters are enforced Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. With a valid Handicapped Permit, parking is allowed at meters without payment.
All “No Parking” areas are enforced such as Fire Lanes, No Parking, and Handicapped Parking. Vehicles are expected to be reasonably parked: between the lines, not on grass, etc. Parking on the grass is not allowed on campus.
There is no overnight parking in any of the lots on campus except the Residence Hall/Apartment parking lots. Parking overnight in the Designated Reserved spaces and the Gold lot (Lot D) is allowed with the proper permit.The two pay lots (A & G) are free and the booths are unattended but Handicapped Parking, Designated Reserve, Fire Lane, etc. are still enforced within those lots as posted. Other permit lots on campus are also free and no permit is needed during the summer. These lots are also enforced for Handicapped Parking, “No Parking”, and Designated Reserve, as posted on the signs. The Red and Blue rows are not enforced during the summer.
If you have a special exception (i.e.: car won’t start so must leave overnight), call Parking Services at 726-7433 to advise them of the problem and to prevent ticketing.
Due to summer parking projects, some lots may be blocked off for construction. Cars parked in those areas will be towed at the owner’s expense. Summer projects currently include Lots Q1, Q2, and Q3 and Lots L3 and J3, all housing lots.
A copy of this information should be provided for guests.
For more information contact UMD Parking Services, 120 Kirby Plaza, 726-7433.


UMD Stores

Graduation regalia is available in UMD Stores lower level.
Fountain pop is just a penny-an-ounce on Wednesday, May 4 in UMD Stores street level. Jefferson Lines is offering daily bus service from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities through May 15, 2005. (Services will resume September 1, 2005.) Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level. For a limited time, buy one ticket and get one ticket free. UMD Stores, Etc. (109 Kirby Plaza) will feature a bargain book sale from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., April 18 - May 3. Spring Semester Cash for Books will be in UMD Stores, Etc. on the following days: May 6, 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., May 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and May 13 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UMD Stores Final Sale will held in Kirby Student Center in front of UMD Stores lower level, May 9 - 11 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is the last big sale of the school year with incredible savings on UMD wear and gifts, art supplies, office and school products, computer supplies, snacks, and much more.
See what’s new online at www.umdstores.com.



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