STUDENT WEB CONTEST WINNERS
The winners of ITSSs annual Student Web Contest are Jeffrey Sharkey
and Bryan LaCore. Each will receive a $500 award. Winners will demonstrate
their web site at TechFest on Friday, March 31. Their websites can be
viewed at: http://www.d.umn.edu/~shar0213/design/jallert/ and
CALL FOR LABO NOMINATIONS
The 14th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards (Labo Awards)
will celebrate entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the Arrowhead Region
of Minnesota on May 17 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.
Awards may also be given for the David A. Martin Entrepreneurial Leadership
Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The UMD Labovitz School of Business
and Economics will announce the Business Person of the Year. Nominators
need to provide the name, address and telephone number of the nominee
and a brief description of nominees accomplishments, the award category,
and the name, address, and telephone number of individual making the nomination.
The nomination categories include: Micro-Entrepreneur Award, Emerging
Entrepreneur Award, Established Entrepreneur Award, Mature Entrepreneur
Award, and Innovation Award. For information, contact Patricia A. Samberg
at 726-7298 or toll free 888-387-4594.
The UMD EHS Office has informed the campus about warning sirens that are
activated as an alert of any outdoor emergency, such as a tornado, toxic
spill, or enemy/terrorist attack. The UMD community is asked to take action
by turning on a radio or television to hear information about the emergency,
which will be broadcast over the Emergency Alert System (EAS). In the
case of tornado warnings, people should take cover inside any well constructed
building and stay away from windows and off of top floors.
The emergency sirens in the city, including the one on top of Lake Superior
Hall, are owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Duluth and are
tested at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Tone alert
radios will soon be placed in department offices around campus for immediate
notification of an emergency affecting the UMD campus. These radios will
sound a tone, alerting department secretaries to pick up the receiver
and listen for an important message. These radios will also be tested
monthly. For more information, contact Norbert Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
HEALTH SERVICES AWARDED
Health Services has been awarded the certificate of accreditation by the
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). In
order to achieve accreditation, Health Services underwent an extensive
on-site survey of its facility and services that evaluated all aspects
of patient care. Health Services provides medical services, counseling,
and health education all aimed at the specific needs of today's college
student. This is the fifth consecutive time Health Services has received
a three-year accreditation.
OUTSTANDING FACULTY ADVISER AWARD
The winners of the Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards are Tom Beery, instructor
of health, phys ed, and recreation, College of Education and Human Service
Professions, Geoff Bell, assistant professor of management studies, Labovitz
School of Business and Economics, Craig Grau, associate professor of political
science, College of Liberal Arts, Vicky Lehman, assistant professor of
art and design, School of Fine
Arts, and Bilin Tsai, professor of chemistry, College of Science and Engineering.
The Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award is given to faculty members who
have demonstrated outstanding service to the University through advising.
The all-campus faculty award reception to congratulate these outstanding
faculty advisers will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2:30 - 4 p.m. in Griggs
SCORE OFFICE WITHIN CED
The UMD Center for Economic Development is providing space for a new SCORE
branch office called Lake Superior Region SCORE. SCORE Counselors
to Americas Small Business provides a source of free and confidential
small business advice to help business owners -- from idea to start-up
to success. SCORE members from northwest Wisconsin merged with Duluth
members to form the new office. SCORE is a volunteer, non-profit organization
and a resource partner with the Small Business Administration. The services
to entrepreneurs include face-to-face small business counseling, online
business advice (www.score.org), and low-cost workshops (
For information contact 726-7298, email@example.com, or visit
UMD WEBSITE RECEIVES AN A
The National Research Center for College and University Admissions Enrollment
Power Index program recently reviewed over 3,000 college websites. High
School students from across the U.S. scored every college website in the
country. They looked for many key features, such as the ability for students
to apply online, find tuition or financial aid information or even the
ability to contact an admissions office to set-up a campus visit. They
also graded the college on the ease of navigation. The students gave each
college a grade that ranged from A to F.
UMD received an A; only 130 schools received such a high grade,
and that put UMDs website in the top five percent of all colleges.
UMD STORES INFO
New spring UMD wear and gifts have arrived! The UMD Stores street level
item of the week through April 2 is Bulldogs Arch Tees at
20% off and for April 3-9 is UMD Bulldog Sweatpants (available in oxford,
graphite, and maroon) at 20% 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, Etc. will have a March Madness sale March 27-31,
featuring 25% off UMD wear, 30% off backpacks, and much more. The Crazy
Sale is April 3-7 with clearance pricing on UMD wear including less
than perfect merchandise. 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.
Wednesday, April 12 is the Egg-stravaganza Sale at all UMD
Stores locations. Crack open an egg and get a free prize or 20-80% off
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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Deadline: Wed., May 3; Print date: Tues., May 9.
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UMD WEB PAGES
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UMD Home http://www.d.umn.edu
Alworth Institute http://www.d.umn.edu/~alworth/
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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
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