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, womens 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.
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. Its a lot of fun! This is a great opportunity
to be part of UMDs largest annual celebration. Call Lucy Kragness
at 726-6176, if interested.
THEATRES KCACTF WINNERS
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) is a national
theatre program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities
nationwide. Over 600 academic institutions throughout the country showcase
their talents at this competition. Theatre majors Ben Elledge, Brittany
Parker, Annie Ragsdale, and Sarah Schmitz competed in the KCACTFs
Region V competition for the Irene Ryan Scholarship.
Elledge was named one of the two winners for the region. He and scene
partner, Matt Olsen, will travel to Washington, D.C., in April for the
national competition at the Kennedy Center. This marks Elledges
second time he has won the top acting prize at the regional level, and
is also the fourth time in the last six years a UMD actor has won this
Parker was named the second runner up, and Ragsdale was awarded the TVI
scholarship. Casey Martin was named the Stage Management Fellow for Region
V and received the Silver Wrench award for best student contribution in
the Stage Crew Showdown.
The Man of Infinite Sadness was deemed one of the best shows at the regional
competition and is one of three KCACTF Region V productions being held
for the national festival in April. The crew of The Man of Infinite Sadness
also received the Golden Handtruck award, UMD Theatres second in
UMD DESIGNERS WIN
UMD won several awards at the Lake Superior Advertising Federation Addys
in February. The CSE Swenson Science Building Opening invitation designed
by WestmorelandFlint, received high praise, with a Gold Addy Award and
Judges Row Award. Three UMD Athletics projects designed by WestmorelandFlint
received awards: Season Tickets Billboard received a Silver
Addy Award, the Womens Basketball Program received a
Silver Addy Award, and the Athletics Program Campaign received a Gold
Addy Award. Mariana Waisman, Department of Art and Design faculty member,
received a Silver Addy Award for the Art and Design promotional brochure.
Graphic design student Daniel Jacobson received a Student Gold Addy for
an animation project entitled Club Three|Four, and graphic
design student Nathan Maydole received the first place LSAF scholarship
award of $1,250 for a Neighborhood Housing Services public service campaign.
Recognize outstanding student, staff, and faculty leaders by nominating
members of the UMD community for one of the 11 awards. Forms are available
in the Student Activities Office, located across from the Kirby Information
Desk. Nomination forms are due by Tuesday, March 21.
Supporting materials, including letters of recommendation and essays are
due on Tuesday, April 4. The award celebration will take place at 11:30
a.m. on Sunday April 23.
Contact Laura Young in the Student Activities Office at 726-7169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Brandee Polson at email@example.com with questions.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INFO
Sue Smith, University of Minnesota, Employee Benefits Counselor, is coming
to UMD on April 6 and April 7. 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 questions.
To make an appointment, call Lita Condes Wallace at 726-7822.
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.
STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
The winner of the Student Employee of the Year Contest is Kyle LeNeau
from the Department of Information Technology Systems and Services. He
was nominated by Melissa Jokela. The first runner-up is Brandon Richards
and the second runner up is Matt McCabe. There were a total of 22 nominees
UMD STORES INFO
The UMD Stores street level offers an item of the week. UMD
Kids Wear is 25% of for February 27 - March 5. Spring merchandise
is arriving every day. See the latest in thirst quenching technology with
bottle opener flip-flops in mens and womens sizes. 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 has graduation caps, gowns, tassels, announcements,
rings, and diploma frames available for purchase. 2006 calendars are 50%
off and academic year calendars and planners are now 75% off.
UMD Stores, Etc. has a bargain CD and DVD sale February 27 - March 3 and
a Spring Break Sale March 6-10, featuring shorts, tanks, tees, suntan
lotion, sunglasses, beach towels, back packs, and much more.
Thank you for your donations during the OUT COLD sale and
clothing drive in UMD Stores, Etc. last week. All donations went to the
Damiano Center. Special thanks to the UMD Knit Wits for inspiring this
The UPS Mail Center is open in UMD Stores, Etc., Monday through Friday
from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Customers can buy stamps and mailing supplies,
and have their packages shipped.
UMD Stores street and lower levels will be open during Spring break, March
13 - 19. The street level store will be open Monday - Friday from 7:30
a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The lower level
will be open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
See whats new online at www.umdstores.com.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
Carrie Larsen helped edit this issue of Currents.
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Spring Semester 2006 Schedule:
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Deadline: Wed., May 3; Print date: Tues., May 9.
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