Tuesday, October 11, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 4

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All individuals receiving sponsored grants or contracts, including Graduate School Grants-In-Aid, must complete two separate workshops in the responsible conduct of research. These workshops can be completed in either order and both will be available this fall at UMD delivered through interactive television. Workshops have been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 and 30.

Attendees must make reservations, as space is limited. Call UMD’s Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) Office at 726-7582. For further details about RCR workshops see: http://www.research.umn.edu/first/.

Stephanie Schenck, a UMD junior mathematics major, has been selected as winner of an Ernest F. Holling Undergraduate Scholarship. This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science and increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere. The scholarship provides up to $8,000 of academic assistance each year for the junior and senior years and a 10-week, paid internship during the summer between the junior and senior years at an NOAA facility.

Up to five $500 awards will be given to undergraduate and graduate students 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. For details on the contest and to submit your site, go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/webcontest.html
If a student is interested and needs a faculty or department sponsor, or if the faculty or departmental sponsor is looking for a student, call Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or email spihlaja@d.umn.edu.

administrative NEWS

UMD Human Resources has various training available for faculty and staff with topics ranging from personal & professional development, supervisory, health & wellness, safety awareness, and Worklife-Elder Care Initiative. To view the training, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/.

Make sure your information is correct in the upcoming campus directory. Make changes before September 23, 2005.
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.

“Bridge the Gap for Positive Change” containers are located at all three UMD Stores locations. All money deposited in the change containers goes directly to Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief.

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. UMD Stores and Northern Business Products will host a Chair Show on October 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in UMD Kirby Ballroom A. View their product line and experience the ergonomic benefits of a variety of chairs. Receive a 10% discount on chairs ordered by December 13.

Turn in Spring 2006 Textbook Requisitions online, via email, or by filling out a textbook requisition form by Saturday, October 15. If packages ordered for Fall Semester will be used again in the Spring, notify the bookstore as to which parts are necessary for the course. Also, order books for all sections of the course. Contact Alice Ridgewell, 726-8543, or Karen Bergh, 726-8708, with any questions.

The UPS Mail Center is open in UMD Stores, Etc., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customers can buy stamps and mailing supplies, and have their packages shipped.

Save your UMD football game ticket and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts at UMD Stores street level the weekend of that game. Wear UMD wear and get 20% off UMD wear every Friday in October at UMD Stores street level.

CAMPUS EVENTS is a new area within UMD Stores lower level designed to help UMD departments, faculty, and staff highlight their lectures, guest speakers, special classes, and events. UMD Stores will carry books, CDs, and event materials to help departments promote their special activity or event. Call Jessi Gile at (218) 726-8766 for more information.

See what’s new online at www.umdstores.com.

New this fall, the University of Minnesota and UMD have arranged for students to use Ruckus, a digital entertainment service for universities. Ruckus provides both music and video content. Students can watch hundreds of movies and TV shows or listen to music from the library of 1.2 million licensed tracks of music. Community features allow students with similar music, video and programming interests to connect, share and explore on their campus.

Visit http://www.techmart.umn.edu/HTML/ruckus/ for more information.


Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.

Carrie Larsen helped edit this issue of Currents.
To submit material to Currents e-mail currents@d.umn.edu.
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Remaining Fall Semester 2005 Schedule:
Deadline: Wed., October 19; Print date: Tues, October 25.
Deadline: Wed., November 2; Print date: Tues, November 8.
Deadline: Wed., November 16; Print date: Tues, Nov. 22.
Deadline: Wed., November 30; Print date: Tues, December 6.

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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/

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