FACILITIES MANAGEMENT GETS AWARD
The Facilities Management team will receive a 2005 Governors MnGREAT
Award for environmental leadership for the Glensheen Low Impact Development
and Shoreline Protection Project. The project at the historic estate was
completed in collaboration with the South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation
District, Wisconsin Sea Grant, and the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water.
UMD team members are Erik Larson, Wade Lawrence, Peggy Dahlberg, Sheryl
Lind, and Dan McClelland. The award ceremony will be Feb. 15 at the annual
conference of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
FROZEN FOUR BACK IN DULUTH
UMD womens hockey will host the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament for
the second time in 2008. When Duluth hosted in 2003, 5,167 fans saw UMD
defeat Harvard 4-3 in overtime at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention
Center--an all-time record attendance for a womens hockey final.
GLBT SERVICES RECEIVES GRANT
The UMD Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Services Office received
a $2,500 grant from Pfund, a foundation that celebrates and strengthens
GLBT communities. The grant will be used to provide public education and
outreach to northeast Minnesota groups and organizations about anti-gay
marriage amendments and the impact on GLBT families. UMD will work collaboratively
with OutFront Minnesota, the states leading GLBT organization. For
more information contact Angie Nichols at 726-7300.
GLMRI AWARDED GRANT
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a collaboration of
UMD and the U of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS), has been awarded a $2 million
federal grant for its work maintaining and promoting maritime transportation
on the Great Lakes. The GLMRI was designated a National Maritime Enhancement
Institute for the Great Lakes by the U.S. Maritime Administration last
June. for information contact 726-7446 or email@example.com.
PAWLENTY SUPPORTS SBE EXPANSION
Governor Pawlenty held a news conference at UMD on January 13, where he
announced he will recommend $15.3 million for a new building for the Labovitz
School of Business and Economics. The new structure is planned to be 65,000
square feet, approximately 1.5 times the size of the current School of
Business and Economics. The project is partially funded by a $4.5 million
gift from Duluth natives Sharon and Joel Labovitz. Total cost of the building
is estimated at $23 million, with $7.7 million from University funds.
PUBLIC VIDEOPHONES IN MN
The first public videophone stations in northern Minnesota are now open
to the public at UMD, located in the library and the Multicultural Center.
Videophones allow deaf and hard-of-hearing people who use American Sign
Language to communicate with others who have videophones and with hearing
people through the Video Relay Service. A demonstration was held at an
open house Dec. 16. The system was created by Sorenson Video Relay Service.
For more information contact Nancy Diener at firstname.lastname@example.org, 726-8709
(voice), or 726-7380 (TTY).
UMD THEATRE WINS COMPETITION SLOT
The American College Theater Festival (ACTF) selected New York Universitys
MFA graduate Brian Tanens play The Man of Infinite Sadness for the
ACTFs Region V Festival of the Kennedy Center/ACTF. It is one of
nine plays from 193 entries in a seven state region. The Man of Infinite
Sadness was presented earlier in January at the regional competition on
the campus of Concordia College. This is the forth time in five years
that UMD Theatre has been selected to participate at the KCACTF Region
GAWBOY DIORAMAS REMOVED
The three wildlife dioramas featuring paintings by well-known local artist
and UMD alumnus Carl Gawboy have been successfully removed from the UMD
Life Science Building. The Life Science Building
is currently undergoing a $15.2 million renovation to prepare state-of-the-art
facilities for the College of Pharmacy, Duluth and the UMD Department
Painted when the building was constructed in 1968, the artwork was fastened
to plaster walls. The painstaking removal process was successfully completed
by the UMD Facilities Management Department. The three paintings include:
a depiction of Hawk Ridge, a winter scene of a cedar swamp, and a beaver
pond. The dioramas have been crated and placed in storage until an appropriate
new home for them is found.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INFO
Sue Smith, University of Minnesota, Employee Benefits Counselor, is coming
to UMD on February 24 for individual consultations in the Regents
Room, 520 DAdB. Sue will be able to answer questions related to retirement,
medical/dental benefits, optional retirement, short term/long term disability,
flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and other benefits related
To make an appointment, call Lita Condes Wallace at 726-7822. The next
and last Employee Benefits Counselor visit this Spring is on April 6 and
NATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK
National Student Employment Week 2006 will be celebrated April 9 - 15.
This is a perfect opportunity to recognize and reward students for their
important contributions. Nominate outstanding student employees for Student
Employee of the Year through the Midwest Association of Student
Provide nominations to the Student Employee of the Year Committee, 255
Darland by February 8. Nomination forms are located on the student employment
website: www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/studentjobs and click on National Student
Contact Barbara Gundersen if interested in serving on the Student
Employee of the Year selection committee or with any questions at
OUTCOLD WINTER CARNIVAL
Participate in the annual Winter OUTCOLD Carnival Office Decorating
Contest for a chance to receive a pizza party. OUTCOLD week is February
20 - 25. Have decorations up all week to add to the festive atmosphere.
The judges will be reviewing all entries on Wednesday, February 22 starting
at 11 a.m. To enter the contest, email Brandee Polson at email@example.com
by February 12.
PHARMACEUTICAL CARE LAB
The College of Pharmacy, Duluth, is offering free appointments to anyone
interested in learning more about his or her medication therapies. The
Pharmaceutical Care Clinics pair students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy,
Duluth, and a faculty supervisor with a volunteer community member. The
students, under the supervision of a faculty member, screen for drug interactions,
answer questions, and provide a personal medication care plan. There are
still two dates available for the one-hour appointments. For more information
or to schedule an appointment, call 726-6800.
UMD AND UPLAN WELLNESS PROGRAMS
The 100-Mile Challenge is back for Spring 2006 UMDs Wellness program.
The Department of Human Resources encourages all faculty and staff to
do physical activities totalling 100 miles (or 200,000 steps or 1,500
minutes) from January 30 to April 30. For more information, log form,
incentive gifts, and registration form see
Health Connections, sponsored by UPlan Wellness, is a multi-step, multi-year
initiative designed to provide the latest online tools and resources needed
to improve health and longevity. Participation begins when with a short
series of online questions about health history, nutrition, physical activity,
seat belt use, etc. The assessment is voluntary and confidential. When
completed, the user will receive a taxable, lump sum reward of $65. A
second payment of $65 dollars is also available when any one of the improvement
programs is completed at
UMD STORES INFO
UMD Stores street level will feature an item of the week promotion
throughout February starting with womens hoods at 25% off. Register
to win a Valentine gift package February 1 through 13. 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 lower level will feature a photo special on single 4x6 prints
and picture CD, February 13 - 24. Select 2006 calendars and planners are
now on sale, while supplies last.
UMD Stores, Etc. will have a SUPER sale Jan. 30 - Feb. 3,
featuring football-related items. Register to win prizes daily, and an
electronics sale February 6 to 10. 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 is a proud sponsor of UMD Bulldog Basketball. Receive a free
UMD Stores chip clip at the game on Saturday, February 11, while supplies
Grad Fair 2006 is Wednesday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Kirby
Ballroom. Any departments and organizations interested in reserving a
booth, contact Teri Glembin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See whats new online at www.umdstores.com.
UPDATE EXPERTS LIST
It is time to update the UMD Faculty and Staff Experts List which is on-line
at http://www.d.umn.edu/currents/experts/. Faculty and staff who wish
to be included should submit the following information: name, title, work
phone, work address, home phone (optional), e-mail address, web address
(optional), and three to nine topic descriptors. Already included faculty
and staff should review their listing and submit any changes.
Changes and submissions will be accepted until Friday, February 18. Departments
are asked to send notification for faculty and staff who are no longer
at UMD. Send submissions to Cheryl Reitan at email@example.com with Expert
List in the subject line.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
Carrie Larsen helped edit this issue of Currents.
To submit material to Currents e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year.
Spring Semester 2006 Schedule:
Deadline: Wed., February 8; Print date: Tues., February 14.
Deadline: Wed., February 22; Print date: Tues., February 28.
Deadline: Wed., March 22; Print date: Tues., March 28.
Deadline: Wed., April 5; Print date: Tues., April 11.
Deadline: Wed., April 19; Print date: Tues., April 25.
Deadline: Wed., May 3; Print date: Tues., May 9.
UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Scheduling events? Make sure you post them on the web calendar: See the
web pages http://www.d.umn.edu/umdevents
Dont forget, public events must be posted on the web calendar and
sent to Currents before you can send out a UMD business announce message.
For more information, contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or e-mail email@example.com.
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UMD WEB PAGES
For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following
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
CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY
Make sure your information is correct in the campus
directory. First check your information by going to the People
section on the UMD Home Page. If something is wrong, go to the faculty/staff
and choose Update Personal Information. Enter your email log
in and password. and check all the tabs across the top of the page. Questions?
Contact Human Resources at 726-7161 or Academic Administration at 726-7103.
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