The Center for Community and Regional Research (CCRR) invites proposals
for cooperative research projects involving community-based public sector
or private non-profit agencies. Research topics must fit into a broadly
defined Community and Regional Studies curriculum and provide opportunities
for student involvement. Eligible projects typically focus on topics originating
in the social sciences and humanities (especially urban studies, geography,
sociology, political science, women's studies, history, American Indian
studies, economics, anthropology, psychology, social work and related
disciplines), although projects originating in the natural sciences are
The Center will support a portion of the cost of community-based research
projects if certain eligibility requirements are met and funds are available.
Each project must involve students and applications must be made by a
faculty or staff supervisor from UMD. For details on eligible projects
contact Lawrence M. Knopp, Jr., at email@example.com
or visit http://www.d.umn.edu/ccrr.
COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Its never too early to start planning for commencement! The Commencement
Committee is once again looking for volunteers for UMDs commencement
ceremonies. The Graduate Program Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
May 11, in the Romano Gymnasium. Volunteers are needed from 5 - 7 p.m.
to hand out programs, to line up the graduates, and to answer guest and
The Undergraduate Program Ceremony will be held at noon, Saturday, May
13 in the DECC Arena. Guest tickets are required for the Undergraduate
Commencement Ceremony. So far, about 1,020 students are participating
in the ceremony. Volunteers will receive a special seat in the VIP section
on the arena floor for the commencement ceremony. Volunteers are needed
from 10 a.m. - noon to help the graduates line up, to hand out programs,
and to help guests in the VIP section. It's a lot of fun! This is a great
opportunity to be part of UMD's largest annual celebration. Call Lucy
Kragness at 726-6176, if interested.
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 last
Employee Benefits Counselor visits this spring are on April 6 and April
NATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK
National Student Employment Week 2006 will be celebrated April 9 - 15.
This is an 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 Monday, February 21. Nomination forms are located on the student
employment website: www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/studentjobs
and click on National Student Employment Week.
Contact Barbara Gundersen if interested in serving on the Student
Employee of the Year selection committee or with any questions at
OUT COLD WINTER CARNIVAL
Participate in the annual Winter Out Cold Carnival Office
Decorating Contest for a chance to receive a pizza party. Out Cold week
is February 20 - 25. Keep 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by February 15.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
Congratulate the winners of the Outstanding Service Award on Tuesday,
March 21, 2006 at 3 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Continuous
Service Award recipients include Tim Bates, Stephanie Boisjoli, Kora Cavanaugh,
Christine Ebert, Ginger Johnson, Steven Johnson, Jan Miller, Bonnie Peterson,
Laura Piotrowski, Dan Tomhave, and Judy Zomerfelt. Project awards went
to Erik Larson and Candice Richards, John Rashid, Randy Hedin and Juline
Smith, and James Luttinen.
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
The UMD Stores street level offers items of the week. For
February 13 - 19 women's tees are 30% off and for February 20 - 26, sport
hoods are 25% off. 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 CDs, February 13 - 24. 2006 calendars are 50% off and academic
year calendars and planners are 75% off.
UMD Stores, Etc. will have an I (heart) a Good Sale February
13 - 17, featuring up to 50% off UMD wear and gifts, art supplies, snacks,
office and school products, and much more. The Out Cold sale
and clothing drive in UMD Stores, Etc. will feature UMD winter wear, snacks,
bargain books, and gifts February 20-24. Receive an extra 10% off purchases
when you donate clothing items at the store. 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.
Grad Fair 2006 is Wednesday, February 22 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in Kirby
Ballroom. Any departments and organizations interested in reserving a
booth, contact Teri Glembin at email@example.com.
UMD Stores is a sponsor of UMD Bulldog Hockey and Friday, February 24
is fan appreciation night. UMD Stores will give away an authentic UMD
hockey jersey to the winner of the blow-up musical chair contest on the
ice during the period break.
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. Faculty and staff who
are already included 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBSCRIBE TO CURRENTS - PAPER COPY
Individuals can choose to subscribe to a paper copy or to subscribe to
an e-mail/web version of Currents. To subscribe to a paper version of
Currents: Send your name, department and department address to the currents
e-mail account (email@example.com) and
ask to be put on the paper subscription list. Use SUBSCRIBE PAPER as the
message line. To subscribe to a e-mail/web version of Currents see: http://www.d.umn.edu/currents/
SUBSCRIBE TO CURRENT - WEB
Individuals can choose to subscribe to an e-mail/web version of Currents
or to subscribe to a paper copy. E-mail/web subscribers will receive a
e-mail notice about Currents on the Web for each new issue. Paper copies
will only be sent to those who request them.
To subscribe to Currents on the Web: Send the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
and leave the subject line blank.
The body of the message should be of the form:
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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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