Tuesday, June 28, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 15

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The following students have been selected to receive a Raymond W. Darland All-American Scholarship for the 2005-06 academic year: Luke Borkenhagen, anthropology major, cultural studies minor; Peter Greenwood, double major in Spanish and international studies, minors in political science and psychology; and Kris Simonson, women’s studies major, art minor. The scholarship program was established by Regent Emeritus Richard L. Griggs in honor of Provost Emeritus Raymond W. Darland. Scholarship criteria are academic achievement and leadership contributions to UMD. Each student will receive a $3,800 scholarship.

The GLBT Services Office presented its annual awards on April 20. The Cruden-Riggs GLBT Scholarship Recipients were Katie Baxter, Communication Sciences and Disorders major and Sue Stromquist, master’s student in the Advocacy and Political Leadership Program. The Community Member of the Year Award went to Mayor Herb Bergson. The Staff Member of the Year Award went to Julie Westlund, director, Career Services. The Faculty Member of the Year Award went to Mitzi Doane, professor, Department of Psychology. The Allies of the Year Award went to undergraduate students Lisa Franzen, Tanya Brandenburg, and Colette Murphy. The Dinosaur Award went to Tineke Ritmeester, Department of Women’s Studies. Founders Awards went to Cruden-Riggs GLBT Scholarship Founder (2002) Mary Dragich, GLBT Program Fund Founders (2005) Bill and Donna Nichols, and GLBT Leadership Fund Founder (2005) Jeni Eltink. For more information contact Angela C. Nichols, anichols@d.umn.edu.

Minnesota Sea Grant has teamed up with KUMD to produce a radio program about Lake Superior science called “Listening to the Lake.” Every two weeks throughout the summer, KUMD (103.3 FM or www.kumd.org) will broadcast the five to eight minute program. Listen for it during the station’s Northland Morning/Coffee Break show, which airs between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. Marie Zhuikov, Sea Grant communications coordinator produced the show. Future shows air June 29, July 13, August 10, August 24, and September 7. Topics will focus on sea lamprey control efforts, metal corrosion in the harbor, coaster brook trout rehabilitation, stormwater runoff, and an educational Lake Superior boat trip. Archived radio programs can be found on http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/pubs/ll/. Contact: Marie Zhuikov, mzhuikov@umn.edu or (218) 726-7677.

The Faculty and Staff Campaign Committee has issued a letter of thanks to all who have participated in the 2004/2005 Faculty and Staff Campaign. The campaign committee is accepting gifts through June 30. This year, their goal was not the amount of each gift but the number of faculty, staff and emeritus who contributed. Results as of June 15, 2005 were 22 percent of all employees, while their goal was 25 percent. The faculty and staff contributions as of that date were $960,759.94. The committee will thank all who participated in the 2004/2005 Faculty and Staff Campaign next fall with a full page advertisement in the UMD Statesman. For more information contact Lawrence Johnson at 726-6696 or email lpjohnso@d.umn.edu.

On May 13, 2005, the Board of Regents approved the following individuals for promotion and tenure. To full professor: Erik Brown, Geological Sciences, CSE; Eve Browning, Philosophy, CLA; Kate Ufema, Theatre, SFA; Rajiv Vaidyanathan, Management Studies, SBE.
The Board of Regents approved the following individuals for promotion to associate professor with indefinite tenure: Alison Aune-Hinkel, Art & Design, SFA; Lynn Bye, Social Work, CEHSP; Paul Cannan, English, CLA; Sanjay Goel, Management Studies, SBE; Alec Habig, Physics, CSE; Jill Jenson, Composition, CLA; Allen Mensinger, Biology, CSE; Theodore Schoen, Music, SFA; Ladona Tornabene, Health, PE & Recreation, CEHSP; and Gesa Zinn, Foreign Languages, CLA.

UMD research conducted in spring 2004 found that 22 percent of the population were jobless but wanted to work -- far more than the 5 percent cited in state unemployment data during the same period. The report, “Under, Over, and Mis-Matched Skills Employment in Northeast Minnesota,” is based on a random sample of 359 workers in the seven counties of the Arrowhead region and Crow Wing County and Douglas County, Wisconsin. The survey was conducted by the Bureau of Business & Economic Research and paid for by the Minnesota Legislature and UMD Center for Community and Regional Research. The high percentage includes those who aren’t counted in unemployment figures because, although they might want to work, they haven’t recently applied for a job. The survey also found that nearly half of those employed are “misemployed,” meaning they have degrees or skills unused in their jobs. The full report is available at http://www.d.umn.edu/sbe/departments/bber.

Two classes within the Department of Art and Design, under the leadership of Assistant Professor Catherine Ishino, have taken on information and branding design projects to raise awareness among UMD students about health and wellness. The students created “Live Swell” and “R U Gonna” posters, streaming videos, websites, stickers and collector’s cards.
The “R U Gonna” (a yearbook design spoof) and “Live Swell” (a 1950s educational mockumentary) work can be viewed online at: http://www.d.umn.edu/~cishino/liveswell/ or http://www.d.umn.edu/~cishino/rugonna/
The web sites are also linked to the UMD HR Wellness website: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/.

administrative NEWS

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.

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.


The Sustainable Farming Association Farmers Market will open from 2 - 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday until September 28. The market still has 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.

This year, for the first time, UMD will have its own presence at the Minnesota State Fair. UMD will have a booth in the Crossroads Building (the U of M building) on Dan Patch Avenue, for five days from Saturday, August 27 to Wednesday, August 31. Alumni and UMD departments are invited to staff the booth. This is an opportunity for alumni, faculty, and staff to meet with prospective students, parents, family members, and alumni. UMD will have an internet connection and computer display area, if departments wish to bring a laptop to show off their websites. In addition, on August 31, UMD has the stage for “UMD at the State Fair Day” and an alumni reception is planned for that evening. Interested? Contact Cheryl Reitan, 726-8996, creitan@d.umn.edu, to sign up for a time slot. See the schedule at http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/statefair.html.

The UMD Department of Human Resources, U of M Office of Risk Management & Insurance, and U of M UPlan Wellness are sponsoring the summer campaign for UMD Wellness Walkers. The campaign challenges UMD faculty and staff to walk or do physical activity totalling 100 miles from June 1 to August 31, 2005, and to log their physical activities. Once the 100-mile challenge has been completed, employees may submit the log form to the Department of Human Resources to be eligible for a prize drawing of $50 gift certificate from a Duluth store of the winner’s choice. Employees that turn-in their log form by September 12, 2005, will receive a free UMD Wellness Walkers t-shirt and water bottle, while supplies last. For more info, visit, http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/umdwalkers/) or contact Lita Condes Wallace at 726-7822. The water bottles are courtesy of (do-groove.com) of Blue Cross Blue Shield and American Heart Association.

Gifts featuring Minnesota artist, Gary Lundstrom are now available. Gary’s designs of the Aerial Lift Bridge, lighthouses, and Duluth are available on book bags, magnets and bookmarks, coffee mugs, t-shirts, puzzles, playing cards, note cards, stationary, and greeting cards. UMD Stores has two “buy ten get one free” punch cards available this summer for 20 oz. coffee and greeting cards. UMD Stores will also feature several weekend specials now through July 31, including “Penny-An-Ounce” fountain pop in the self-service area, an extra 10% off all hockey jerseys (currently 25% off), and 20% off, wide wall stretched canvas. Six daily newspapers are now available for sale in the street level of UMD Stores. Jefferson Lines is offering daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level. For a limited time, students can buy one ticket and get one ticket free.
See what’s new online at www.umdstores.com.



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