Tuesday, November 8, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 6

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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM WITH SBE
Students can experience a senior-level international management course focusing on emerging economies and the European Union, to be offered on the campus of American University in Bulgaria during May Session 2006. Students will also interact with local businesses and entrepreneurs and integrate the coursework with real-life experiences. This program is the first study abroad program for LSBE, and was designed by Sanjay Goel, associate professor.

The program 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

BIKE LOCKERS
UMD now has bike lockers for rent. They have been installed on test basis below the dining center building and will be rented through the Cashiers’ Office in Darland. These durable units allow safe, daily storage of bicycles away from the weather elements. There are currently six bike lockers available on a first come, first serve basis Additional lockers may be added if warranted by demand. Call Greg Sather at 726-6137 with questions.


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.

GROUP FITNESS PASSES
Fall Group Fitness passes may be purchased for the remainder of the semester, October 31 - December 16, for a pro-rated cost of $35 (only $5 per week). The pass entitles you to attend any of 35 group fitness classes per week: A “one class” pass is also offered. See the RSOP Office, Room 121 SpHC. Class schedules may be found at www.umdrsop.org under “Fitness/Wellness.”

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 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.

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.

PARKING FORUMS
Three one-hour forums are being held to discuss UMD parking and what can be done to improve it. They will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 15 at 11 a.m., and at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. The forums will be in Kirby Lounge and are hosted by the Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Parking Committee.

SWENSON BUILDING SCULPTURE
On Thursday morning, October 27, the first-half of the outdoor sculpture designed for the lawn of UMD’s Swenson Science Building was erected. The sculpture, titled “Wild Ricing Moon,” was designed by internationally known sculptor and leading environmental artist, John David Mooney.

UMD STORES INFO
The UMD United Community Campaign and UMD Stores thanks everyone who contributed to “Bridge the Gap for Positive Change” in October. 100% of the money deposited in the change containers went directly to Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief.

UMD Stores, Etc. is featuring a children’s book sale November 7-14. Stop by UMD Stores, Etc. and experience the ergonomic benefits of selected chairs. Receive a 10% discount on chairs ordered by December 13. 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 Sidewalk Sale is November 15 - 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kirby Student Center and will feature UMD wear, gifts, art supplies, office and school products, computer supplies, and bargain books.

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.

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

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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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