Tuesday, December 6, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 8

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The UMD Commission on Women announces its second leadership program for faculty and staff women on campus beginning January 2006. “Women in Leadership: Finding the Balance” will be a four-part leadership series offered to a cohort of ten campus women.

The program will provide an opportunity to experience a dynamic, interactive, intensely personal, approach to finding balance. Members selected for the cohort will represent diverse areas of campus, and will have expressed an authentic interest and commitment to the program.

Applications are available at the Commission on Women website, www.d.umn.edu/comwomen/. Applications will be accepted until December 16. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by December 22.

For more information contact any of the following Commission on Women Leadership Sub-Committee members: Amy Renne at arenne@d.umn.edu, Deborah Peterson-Perlman at dpeters1@d.umn.edu, Denise Cater at dcater@d.umn.edu, Kim Riordan at kriordan@d.umn.edu, Linda Klint at lklint@d.umn.edu, or Stacey Stark at slstark@d.umn.edu.

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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.

The UMD Stores holiday sale is December 7-11 featuring 25% off UMD wear and gifts on the street level. Gamma Sigma Sigma will be at the Kirby Plaza entrance of UMD Stores wrapping gifts to raise money for Adopt-A-Family. Enjoy holiday music provided by the UMD Tuba Ensemble on Friday, December 9 at noon in the UMD Kirby Plaza entrance.

The art supplies holiday sale features canvas, canvas boards, French style easels, table easels, acrylic paint sets, gold sable brush sets, carry cases, watercolor field sketch books, art markers sets, chalk pastels, wire bound sketch books, artist totes, and art pencils wood box sets, now through December 23.

UMD Stores, Etc. will have a “Wish List” sale through December 14, featuring UMD wear, art supplies, gifts, bargain computer software, and more, plus register to win free prizes. Free photos will be offered with the Grinch on Monday, December 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in UMD Stores, Etc. 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.

Comedian and political commentator Al Franken will broadcast his radio show live from the Marshall Performing Arts Center on December 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. UMD Stores has Franken’s books and CDs available at the show and in the stores for purchase.

Meet author, James H. Fetzer on Wednesday, December 14 from 1-4 p.m. in UMD Stores lower level for book signings and conversation. Fetzer, a philosopher of science who came to UMD as a full professor in 1987, is well-known for his work on the death of President John F. Kennedy, including his three edited books, Assassination Science (1998), Murder in Dealey Plaza (2000), and The Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2003). He has also co-authored American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone (2004).

UMD Stores is a sponsor of UMD Bulldog Hockey. Receive a free UMD Stores pizza cutter at the women’s game on Friday, December 9 and the men’s game on Friday, December 16 while supplies last.

UMD Stores lower level will feature a photo special on reprints and enlargements December 5-17. 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. Free “Even Mother Nature Loves Maroon and Gold” posters are now available at UMD Stores lower level (175 Kirby Student Center).

UMD Stores will be open during the holidays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. December 23, 27-30, and January 2. All stores will be closed December 24-26, 31 and January 1.

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

The UMD Summer Term 2006 preliminary course listing is now available in print format at collegiate Student Affairs Offices, Solon Campus Center, and Continuing Education Windows 1 and 2 in the Darland Administration Building. Contact CE at 726-8113 or lmartin@d.umn.edu for additional copies.

Registration for summer term begins on March 1, 2006. There are no queue times for summer registration; seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Terms are: May Session: May 15 - June 3; and Summer Session: June 6 - July 29.


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