Tuesday, October 31, 2006 * Volume 24, Number 5

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The UMD Philosophy Department hosted the annual conference of the Minnesota Philosophical Association on October 14. Presenters and commentators (44 in all) from all around the region (including Michigan, Wisconsin, and Canada) gave talks on topics such as genetic engineering, Indian philosophy, philosophy of science, human rights, and the philosophy of photography, among many others. David J. Cole, associate professor, Department of Philosophy, is 2006-7 president of the association.

The 2007-08 (final), 2008-09 (tentative) and the 2009-10 (tentative) academic calendars are attached to the printed copy of Currents and have been posted on the UMD website at http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/academic_cal.html. For information, contact Vickery French at 726-7104 or vfrench@d.umn.edu.

administrative NEWS

The UMD Info-Kiosk is a new service for the campus, featuring points of interest to new students and their parents, as well as visitors to UMD. Interactive maps pinpoint key locations for visitors. Brief written descriptions provide overviews of each pertinent area, from the College of Pharmacy to Human Resources and Admissions. The maple cabinetry housing the kiosk was built in keeping with the natural wood design of the Solon Campus Center. Clock chimes on the hour, composed by Prof. Tom Wegren and SFA music student Andy Reilly, further enhance the ambiance.
The UMD Info-Kiosk was designed and built by the VDIL/ITSS team of Lisa Fitzpatrick, Melissa Jokela, Paul Nelson and Anthony Rostvold at the request of Chancellor Martin.

Air Force Four Star General Bruce Carlson, current Air Force Materiel Command Commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, will be in the Duluth area on November 2 and 3.
Carlson, a 1971 UMD Air Force ROTC graduate, and his wife, Vicki, will be present at an AFROTC event at Greysolon Ballroom on November 2. He will be the guest speaker and UMD will present him with the Distinguished Alumni award.
General and Mrs. Carlson will also visit UMD November 3 to meet with Air Force ROTC cadets and cadre, tour the university, and attend a luncheon with university officials. Carlson’s official biography can be viewed at http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=4921.
For more information contact Capt. Eric P. Fraser at epfraser@d.umn.edu or 726-8223.

Join Greg Fox, vice chancellor of Finance and Operations, and Meghan Keil, president of the Student Association, for the annual “Nightwalk” for Campus Safety on Tuesday, November 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the “Nightwalk” is to cover all outside (and several inside) areas of the campus. They will meet inside at the Kirby Bus Hub at 6 p.m. Wear clothing appropriate for walking outside and bring a flashlight (just in case).
Campus safety recommendation forms will be made available that evening and will be collected following the walk. Participants will complete a recommendation form listing any areas of possible safety improvement. Recommendations may also be sent to Finance and Operations (500 DAdB) by Wednesday, November 22. Your comments will be used by Finance and Operations and the UMD Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee to make plans for campus improvements. If you have any questions regarding this event, please call Greg Fox, 726-7101.

UMD Stores Food Drive is November 6-12. For every non-perishable food item donation brought in, customers will receive a coupon for 10% off their purchase at any UMD Stores campus location. (One coupon per item. Not valid with any other offers, clearance items, textbooks, or select computer products.)
UMD Stores Sidewalk Sale is November 8-9 in Kirby Student Center from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring your Food Drive coupons and non-perishable food item donations in for an extra 10% off your purchases.
Save your UMD football game ticket and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts at UMD Stores street level the weekend of that game.
UMD Stores EXPRESS is located at 109 Kirby Plaza, across from Northern Shores Coffee Shop, and offers a great combination of weekly specials, food, beverages, UMD wear, paperback books, and more. Plus, convenient services including The Mail Center and photo developing.
Students enrolled for the current term who have an active U Card may use their U Card for purchasing textbooks, laptops, and other merchandise at UMD Stores. A picture ID must be presented along with their U Card for all purchases. Charges will be reflected on their student account and will be billed along with their tuition and fees.
Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level. For store hours, events, and merchandise visit

The UMD women’s hockey team is offering birthday cakes delivered to UMD faculty and/or staff members on their birthday. They deliver a cake and sing “Happy Birthday” for $25. Checks should be made payable to UMD Women’s Hockey. For more information, contact Lynne L. Erickson at 726-7518.


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Clint Schoeck helped edit this issue of Currents.
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Fall Semester 2006 Schedule :
Deadline: Wed., October 11; Print date: Tues., October 17.
Deadline: Wed., October 25; Print date: Tues., October 31.
Deadline: Wed., November 8; Print date: Tues., November 14.
Deadline: Wed., November 29; Print date: Tues., December 5.

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