Tuesday, May 3, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 14

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COMMENCEMENT

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

 

“PIZZA WITH THE PROF” SEMINAR SERIES

The UMD Honors Program invites faculty to present their research and have a pizza lunch with UMD Honors students in the Fall 2005 semester. Every other week on Tuesday or Wednesday from noon - 1 p.m., UMD Honors will sponsor a chance for faculty to share their work with our honors students. These talks not only expose our students to the variety and scope of faculty research at UMD, but also lead to UROP, NCUR, and honors thesis collaborations. The room (with media cabinet), the pizza, the pop, and the audience are provided by the Honors program.
Contact Beth Matson at hons@d.umn.edu or call 726-8548, to schedule a time for fall semester.

 

YMCA AWARD

The YMCA has selected the UMD Psychology Department as this years recipient of the Building Strong Kids award. The YMCA gives this award annually to an organization or individual that goes above and beyond the call to support children and families through the Duluth Area Family YMCA. The award was presented to the department at a luncheon in March. Those recognized were Bud McClure, Sandy Woolum, Matt Coleman, Mike Sullivan, Paula Pedersen, and Karen Lohn, among others.

 

administrative NEWS

DEPARTMENT LISTING DIRECTORY UPDATE
All UMD departments need to update their department listings in the UMD Campus Directory. Department heads should make sure that there is at least one person responsible in their area. If departments need additional people to be authorized, contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996, creitan@d.umn.edu or Andy Manteuffel at 726-6927, amanteuf@d.umn.edu
The information online will be used to update both the print version and the online UMD campus directory. You may begin to update at any time and all updates must be completed by August 15, 2005.
Most (not all) UMD departments also need to update their department listings in the Twin Cities Campus Directory. Their deadline and instructions may change slightly but at this time, their deadline is 4:30 p.m., on August 16. See the web site for instructions: http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/campusdirectory.html.
If you need assistance, please don’t call the Help Desk. Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996, creitan@d.umn.edu or Andy Manteuffel at 726-6927, amanteuf@d.umn.edu.

 

PERSONAL LISTING DIRECTORY UPDATES

Check your personal listing at: http://www.d.umn.edu/people/. This information is the data that will appear in the UMD Campus Directory. If something needs to be changed, added or deleted, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to the UMD Home Page: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/.
Step 2: Select “Faculty and Staff” from the left column: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/.
Step 3: Select “Updating Your Information” from the bottom of the page.
Step 4: Enter your ID number (X.500 username) and password on the pop-up page.
Step 5: Use the pulldown menu to choose general information, personal addresses, office addresses, telephone numbers, emergency contacts and directory suppression.
Review all areas and make necessary changes.
Note: Individuals are not permitted to change every piece of information. For help with staff listings, contact Audrey Olson, 726-6740, arolson@d.umn.edu. For help with faculty and professional and administrative employee listings, contact Julie Topie, 726-6993, jtopie@d.umn.edu.

 

2006 STUDENT WEB CONTEST

There will be up to five $500 awards given. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. The project is to develop a Web site for an undergraduate course and/or web based materials for an undergraduate course. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 27, 2006. Each student must have an identified faculty or departmental sponsor. If a student is interested and needs a faculty or department sponsor, or if the faculty or departmental sponsor is looking for a student, please call Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or email spihlaja@d.umn.edu.
For details on the contest and to submit your site, please go to http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/webcontest.html.

 

FARMERS MARKET

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.

 

WELLNESS WALKS

The university is sponsoring 20 minute walks this summer on work time. Beginning at 1:03 p.m., on Wednesday, May 4, and continuing the first Wednesday of each
month through September, employees are invited to take a 20 minute walk. Employees who are not able to walk at that time due to work commitments or evening/night shifts can arrange with their supervisors to walk at another time.
For more information email lwallace@d.umn.edu.

 

UMD Stores

Graduation regalia is available in UMD Stores lower level.
A Josten’s representative will be in UMD Stores, lower level from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday, May 9. See class ring designs and more.
Receive a free stamp with each Mother’s Day card purchase through May 8.
Textbook buyback begins May 6 in UMD Stores, Etc., 109 Kirby Plaza. The hours will be May 6, 9, and 10 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., May 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and on May 13 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be snacks, movies, and drawings for prizes including a digital camera and a portable audio player.
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 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.

 

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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Individuals can choose to subscribe to a paper copy or to subscribe to an e-mail/web version of Currents. To subscribe to a paper version of Currents: Send your name, department and department address to the currents e-mail account (currents@d.umn.edu) and ask to be put on the paper subscription list. Use SUBSCRIBE PAPER as the message line. To subscribe to a e-mail/web version of Currents see: http://www.d.umn.edu/currents/ currentslist.html.

ABOUT CURRENTS:
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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 Emily McGuigan helped edit this issue of Currents.
Spring Semester 2005 Schedule:
Deadline: Wednesday, April 13;
Print date: Tuesday, April 19.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 27;
Print date: Tuesday, May 3.

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO CURRENTS
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UMD WEB PAGES
For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following web pages:
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/

CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY NOW
   Make sure your information is correct in the campus directory. First check your information by going to the “People” section on the UMD Home Page. If something is wrong, go to the faculty/staff area: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/ and choose “Update Personal Information.” Enter your email log in and password. and check all the tabs across the top of the page. Questions? Contact Human Resources at 726-7161 or Academic Administration at 726-7103.

 


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