Tuesday, January 30, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 8

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PHARMACEUTICAL CARE CLINICS
The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth, is again offering Pharmaceutical Care Clinics to those interested in learning more about their medication therapies. This is an opportunity to meet with student pharmacists and a faculty member who will gather current health information related to medications, answer any questions, and screen for possible drug interactions between all medications, vitamins, herbal products, and non-prescription products. A personal medication care plan will then be provided, which describes what to expect from medication, when to expect results, and list any precautions necessary while taking medications. To schedual an appointment or for more information , call 726-6800.

academic NEWS

ART DEPARTMENT NEWS
Aaron McLeod, UMD senior Art & Design major, was invited to exhibit his photograph “American Tourist in Iraq” at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis this winter in the exhibition “Caught in the Act,” a show of photographs of people “caught in the act” of taking photographs. The work received the Medtronic Purchase Award, and can be viewed online at http://www.iceboxminnesota.com/Caught/CIA_43.html. The work will travel to the Medtronic building in Minneapolis and become part of a traveling show for a year.

FOUR UMD STUDENTS WIN AWARDS
Four UMD graphic design students will receive 2006-07 Lake Superior Advertising Federation scholarships/awards. Students were challenged to create two promotional pieces and a creative strategy about methamphetamine abuse. The competition was judged by two past presidents of the Lake Superior Advertising Federation and higher education health professionals including Tad Sears from the College of St. Scholastica, Jolette Gregorich from Lake Superior College, Lauretta Perry, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Michelle Stronach, University of Wisconsin-Superior.
First-place scholarship winner Shannon Hartmark, a UMD graphic design major, will receive $1,200. The second-place scholarship winner Topher McCullough, a UMD graphic design major, will receive $400. Four third place scholarship awards of $100 will be presented. Bud Rodecker and Heather Haaland both UMD graphic design majors each won third-place awards. Third-place scholarship team awards go to the Katie Barker and Susan M. Kuslek mass communication majors, at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the team of Nicholas Trimner (business major) and Kimberly Store (speech communication major) at the University of Wisconsin-Superior

administrative NEWS

UMD RECEIVES QUALITY FAIR AWARD
“UMD’s Strategic Approach for Improving UMD’s Retention and Graduation Rates”, developed by the Student Success Work Team (SSW), received second place at the University of Minnesota’s First Annual Quality Fair, held on January 25, in Minneapolis. Fifty-three quality-based poster presentations were displayed, and over 800 faculty, staff, and students attended the event, which was sponsored by the University’s Office of Service and Continuous Improvement. SSW Team members included: Paul Treuer (KMC and team chair), Stephanie Vine (HS), Mary Keenan (CLA), Sue Darge (CEHSP), Jill Strand (SSP), Jennifer Imsande (MAPL), and Matt Larson (Office of Service and Continuous Improvement and team coach). UMD also displayed “Strategies, Measures, and Evaluations” (SME), a strategic planning tool and database developed for ASSL group leaders to document strategic objectives and measures. The SME developers included Paul Treuer and Alex Jokela, both of the KMC.

KUMD-FM
Every Saturday from 8 - 10 a.m. Mountain Stage guarantees KUMD listeners the best seats in the house for new performers and established artists.
Listen to the World Café on KUMD weekday afternoons from 2 - 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m.- noon. It’s an eclectic mix of music combined with fascinating interviews and performances from artists ranging from unknowns to superstars.
50th Anniversary: In May 2007 KUMD plans to celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary. They want to hear from anyone who’s been involved in the station. Tell them about your time at KUMD and join them at their reunion events on May 4 and 5. For more information, contact station manager Mike Dean at mikedean@kumd.org. Upcoming In-Studio Performances at KUMD include Rachel Nelson, who uses a traditional poetic style in her live oral performances. Listen in at 3 p.m. on February 1. She will also be performing at 8 p.m. on February 3, in the Weber Music Hall. Vicky Emerson uses a blend of folk, country and a dash of blues to develop her own creative sound. She will perform at 1 p.m. on February 2, in the studio. Mary Cutrufello, an original rock singer and guitarist, will be in the studio at 4 p.m. on February 3. Garnet Rogers is a Canadian folk artist with charismatic performances. This Canadian artist, will be in the studio at 3 p.m. on February 5. Andra Suchy has been nominated multiple times for Minnesota’s female vocalist of the year. She will be in the studio at 3 p.m. on February 9. Listen in at KUMD 103.3 or on the web at kumd.org.

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