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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 * Volume 23, Number 17

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CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY NOW
Check your personal listing at: http://www.d.umn.edu/people/. This information is the data that will appear in the UMD Campus Directory. The deadline for the Campus Directory book is September 18.
If something needs to be changed, added or deleted, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click on “People” on the UMD Home Page.
Step 2: Select “Updating Your Information” from the bottom of the page
Step 3: Enter your ID number (X.500 username) and password on the pop-up page
Step 4: Use the pulldown menu to choose General information, Personal addresses, Office addresses, Telephone numbers, Emergency Contacts and Directory Suppression.
Review all the areas and make necessary changes. Individuals are not permitted to change every piece of information. For help for staff listings, contact Audrey Olson, 726-6740, arolson@d.umn.edu. For help for faculty and P&A listings, contact Julie Topie, 726-6993, jtopie@d.umn.edu


BEST FOR LGBT
UMD has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Campuses for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) students and will be included in the August 1 issue of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, the first comprehensive guide to highlight U.S. campuses. UMD’s positive environment, programs and services and LGBT student coalitions were cited as criteria for the selection. Campus PrideNet, the leading national organization for LGBT and ally student leaders, gathered feedback from current LGBT students, faculty and staff regarding personal experiences and opinions about their campus. After receiving nominations from 680 campuses and conducting more than 5,500 online interviews, 100 campuses were selected for the book based on institutional policies, commitment and support, academic life, housing, student life, counseling and health services, campus safety, and recruitment and retention efforts. For more information about Campus PrideNet or to view a copy of “The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students,” visit http://www.campuspride.net/

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
International Student Services is seeking your help! Over 30 new international students from 25 countries will begin arriving in mid-August. We are looking for student and faculty mentors to provide temporary housing, occasional meal invitations and outings, or transportation for shopping trips, rummage sales and small errands. Students renting apartments will be in need of furniture. Donations would be appreciated as would temporary storage space for items both large and small. If you would like to help, please contact Karin Robbins at 726-8962 or by email at krobbin1@d.umn.edu.


administrative NEWS

BASIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COURSE
The UMD Center for Economic Development hosted the 13th Annual Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC), Duluth, MN at the Holiday Inn from July 17 - 21. Forty eight (48) people from the United States, Pakistan and Poland attended the course.
The course was designed for economic development professionals, public officials, staff engaged in economic development and members of local development organizations. The BEDC is a comprehensive educational experience on the theory and practice of economic development fundamentals and accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

CAMPUS DIRECTORY DEPARTMENTS
It’s time to update the UMD campus directory. One update will correct the published book and the UMD on-line directory. All updates must be completed by August 15. For instructions on the updating the UMD directories and the Twin Cities directory see: http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/campusdirectory.html. If you need assistance, please don’t call the Help Desk. Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996, creitan@d.umn.edu or Andy Manteuffel at 726-6927, amanteuf@d.umn.edu.

OUTDOOR TRIPS
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program is again offering Freshman Outdoor Trips from August 29 - September 1, 2006. Faculty and staff are needed to participate. Trips include canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, hiking, canoeing, and climbing based in cabins near the Gunflint Trail, backpacking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail, rock climbing and hiking the North Shore, and sea kayaking trips in the Apostle Islands. For more information see “Outdoor Trips” at http://www.umdrsop.org/ or contact Tim Bates at 726-8743, tbates@dumn.edu.

Parents and Family Weekend
The Resource Fair kicks off the Saturday of Parents and Family Weekend 2006 for families of ALL UMD students! The fair will run from 9 - 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, in theBallroom, just prior to the welcome by Chancellor Martin. Reservations will be made on a first come basis. To reserve a table, contact Pam Griffin in 68 Solon Campus Center, by emailing pgriffin@d.umn.edu, or at 726-6101.

UMD STORES INFO
The UMD Stores Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held in Kirby Plaza July 26-30 and will feature up to 60% off UMD wear, gifts, art supplies, office and school products, candy, bargain books, and much more.

UMD Market Day in the Plaza is every Wednesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in UMD Kirby Plaza (1120 Kirby Drive) through September 27. Listen to live music performed by Simon Gray on August 2 and by Dan Burrows on August 16. The Farmer’s Market offers a fresh assortment of annuals, perennials, cut flowers, skin and health products, vegetables, fruits, and so much more.

There’s something new every week. Visit UMD Stores for “Penny-An-Ounce” fountain pop and featured sale merchandise. UMD Market Day in the Plaza is sponsored by Farmer’s Market, UMD Auxiliary Services, UMD Stores, and Plaza Food Court.

Summer Semester Textbook Buyback will be in UMD Stores lower level on Thursday and Friday, July 27-28, from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Textbook reservations for Fall are now available online at www.umdstores.com. Enrolled students may use their UCard to purchase merchandise and textbooks at UMD Stores.

Jefferson Lines is offering daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level.

The UPS Mail Center is open in UMD Stores lower level, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can buy stamps and mailing supplies, and have their packages shipped. See what’s new online at www.umdstores.com.

UMD COMMUNICATION

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Clint Schoeck helped edit this issue of Currents.
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Fall Semester 2006 Schedule :
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Deadline: Wed., September 13; Print date: Tues., September 19.
Deadline: Wed., September 27; Print date: Tues., October 3.
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UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Don’t 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 creitan@d.umn.edu.

UMD EVENT PUBLICITY
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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/
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
Glensheen — http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/

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