Tuesday, April 11, 2006 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 13

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This is an invitation to you and the members of your unit to nominate students for the Raymond W. Darland All-American Scholarship Program. The scholarship program was established in 1976 by Regent Emeritus Richard L. Griggs in honor of Provost Emeritus Raymond W. Darland. Three scholarships of $3,600 will be awarded to offset the cost of tuition in 2006-07.

Faculty or staff members may nominate a student by submitting: 1) a letter of nomination identifying the candidate and the candidate’s qualifications; 2) a current UMD unofficial transcript; and 3) the candidate’s resume indicating community and campus involvement.

Nominations must be made by faculty and administrative staff; no self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations must be received by Ginger Johnson in the Financial Aid Office, 139 Darland Administration Building by April 21, 2006.

administrative NEWS

The UMD Library has launched a new service to offer online assistance in real time to UMD students, faculty and staff. With the launch of the new “Ask Us!” instant messaging (IM) service, people are now able to quickly communicate with a librarian without leaving the comfort of their computers at home, in their offices or even in the Library.

IM Chat and Chat/Co-Browse services are available to all UMD faculty, staff and students. Chat/Co-Browse is available Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. IM is available whenever the Reference Desk is open (65 hours per week.) Users seeking help at other times may use the e-mail form on the “Ask Us!” page. To learn more, and to learn how to connect, go to http://www.duluth.umn.edu/lib/askus/.


The UMD Stores street level “item of the week” for April 10 - 15 is pastel-colored UMD wear at 20% off and for April 17 - 23 is men’s and women’s Champion fieldhouse 1/2-zip hoods and pants 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 “Spring Sale” April 10 - 15 and a Recycled Sale April 17 - 21. Thank your administrative professionals with a plant or bouquet during the Plant Sale at UMD Stores, Etc. April 24 - 28. The UPS Mail Center is open in UMD Stores, Etc., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 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 your purchase. Enjoy “Penny-An-Ounce” on fountain pop in UMD Stores street level April 12.

All UMD Stores locations will be closed Easter Sunday, April 16.

See what’s 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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Remaining Spring Semester 2006 Schedule:
Deadline: Wed., April 19; Print date: Tues., April 25.
Deadline: Wed., May 3; Print date: Tues., May 9.

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There are many ways to get publicity for your UMD events: Currents faculty-staff newsletter, the WEB Calendar of Events, Business Announce E-mail, Department Web pages, News Releases, the UMD Home Page, running advertising, making brochures and running ads in the Statesman student newspaper. Information and policies can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/publications/publicizingevents.html.

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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
Glensheen — http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/

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