Tuesday, October 25, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 5

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ACADEMIC CALENDARS
The 2006-07 (final), 2007-08 (tentative) academic calendars are attached and have been posted on the UMD website at http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/academic_cal.html. The 2008-09 (tentative) academic calendar is available on the
printed copy of this issue of Currents and by contacting Steve Hedman at 726-8839 or shedman@d.umn.edu.

CHILD WELFARE CENTER AWARD
The UMD Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies in the Department of Social Work has received a one-year, $770,000 Title IV-E, contract from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to educate Master of Social Work (MSW) students to work in the field of public child welfare. The mission of the center and the purpose of the grant are to promote the development of culturally competent advanced generalist social workers, practitioners, and leaders to serve at-risk children and their families through county and tribal agencies, focusing on Northern Minnesota.

This contract will enable the Department to offer up to $10,000 in annual stipends to selected Child Welfare Scholars in the MSW Program. These 27 scholars will then take a specified curriculum and field experience in preparation for working in public child welfare settings. Students on the Duluth campus, and in the distance MSW program, which meets in Bemidji and Hibbing, are supported through the Child Welfare Scholars Program.

RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT IN RESEARCH
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/.

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM WITH SBE
Students will have the ability to experience the senior-level international management course focusing on the emerging economies and the European Union, to be offered on the campus of American University in Bulgaria during May Session 2006. The program will explore the concepts of international management in the context of the expanding European Union managerial environment. Students will also interact with local businesses and entrepreneurs and integrate the coursework with their real-life experiences from the new setting. This program is the first study abroad program for Labovitz School of Business and Economics, and was designed by Sanjay Goel, associate professor.
It is offered through UMD’s International Education office and coordinated by Maria Vuldjeva, 726-6673, mvuldjev@d.umn.edu.

More information can also be found at: http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/Bulgaria.htm

administrative NEWS

HR TRAINING
UMD Human Resources has various training available for faculty and staff with topics ranging from personal and professional development, supervisory, health and wellness, safety awareness, and Worklife-Elder Care Initiative.

To view the training, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/.

STUDENTS DONATE TO RED CROSS
UMD residence hall students raised $1,515.25 to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The proceeds were given to the Red Cross for distribution. Resident Advisor staff asked residents to donate up to $5. In turn, for their donation, they were given a ribbon to hang on their room door to show their support.

EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

The International Club of the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is seeking donations to help those in need from the earthquake disasters in Pakistan and India. To donate, visit the International Club booth outside the Kirby Bookstore every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until November 11.

Checks can be made out to the International Club or the Edhi Foundation. For more information, contact Hasan Khan at khan0166@d.umn.edu.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE NOMINATION
Submit nominations for the Outstanding Service Award between now and 9 a.m. on December 15. The program was developed to recognize the outstanding contributions of UMD’s AFSCME (clerical, technical and health care), civil service (non bargaining unit) and academic professional/administrative (P&A) employees who do not hold faculty rank.

Guidelines, instructions, and forms are available at: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/OSA/.

Send nominations to Lita Wallace, Outstanding Service Awards, 255 Darland Administration Building. For more information, contact Lita at 726-7822 or by email, lwallace@d.umn.edu.

UMD STORES INFO
The Energy Smart Sales Extravaganza held in UMD Stores, Etc. this month raised approximately $8,500 for UMD’s on-campus bus program. Minnesota Power donated $1 for every CFL and desk lamp sold, and $5 for every torchiere sold. This special energy-saving sale was sponsored by UMD, Minnesota Power, and Daugherty’s Hardware.

UMD Stores, Etc. is featuring a sale on UMD wear, gifts, art supplies, office and school products, and much more, through November 4 and a children’s book sale November 7-14. 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.

UMD Stores Balloon Sale is Wednesday, October 26 in the street level and features 25-80% off UMD wear and UMD imprinted gifts. 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 on Friday, October 28. 2004-05 UMD hockey jerseys are now 40% off. A “buy one, get one 1/2 off” sale is offered on selected tanks at UMD Stores street level. Moleskine journals are now available in UMD Stores art supplies area.

Jefferson Lines is offering daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level. UMD Stores and Northern Business Products hosted a Chair Show in October featuring the ergonomic benefits of selected chairs. Receive a 10% discount on chairs ordered by December 13 by calling Arlene Atwater at 726-8777.

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 your books, CD’s, and event materials to help promote special activities or events. Call Jessi Gile at (218) 726-8766 for more information.

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

INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS

Health Services and College of Pharmacy, Duluth, students are teaming together this fall to immunize the UMD campus community against influenza. Immunizations will be available in Kirby Student Center Lounge on Tuesday, November 1 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Wednesday, November 2 from noon - 4 p.m., and in Health Services on Wednesday, November 9 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Influenza immunizations are fully funded by University of Minnesota UPlan for faculty and staff with their UCard, otherwise $15.

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Remaining Fall Semester 2005 Schedule:
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Deadline: Wed., November 2; Print date: Tues, November 8.
Deadline: Wed., November 16; Print date: Tues, Nov. 22.
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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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