Tuesday, March 27, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 11

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UMD announced the launch of the first doctoral program to be delivered entirely from the UMD campus. The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program with a major in Teaching and Learning will begin its initial course offerings in August 2007. It is an applied degree for the professional development of K-12 teachers, community college/university faculty and administrators, human service professionals: such as coaches, athletic trainers, criminal justice professionals, social workers, community agency administrators, and university student personnel, as well as business professionals involved in education and training activities.
The program is designed to take advantage of the expertise of UMD Department of Education faculty in the areas of Curriculum Design and Development, Educational Leadership, and Educational Technology. Program courses will be organized on a schedule that will permit teachers and other professionals to remain employed while pursuing a doctoral degree part-time. The delivery of course work is based on a combination of traditional, face-to-face classroom instruction, combined with online teaching and learning. June 15 is the application deadline for the first class, with decisions back to applicants by June 30. Orientation for the program and the first two-week course is scheduled for August 6 - 17, 2007. For info contact Jackie Millslagle, 726-7191, jmillsla@d.umd.edu.

administrative NEWS

An additional Jefferson Lines bus will now be available every Friday. The new Friday express bus leaves UMD at 10:30 a.m. and the daily bus departs daily from Kirby Student Center at 3:50 p.m. The Friday express bus has an easy connection to the Twin Cities airport. Change buses in St. Paul and get to the airport by 2:10 p.m. Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level or online at http://www.jeffersonlines.com.

A new exhibition of material from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection will be on display at the UMD Library through August 2007.
The racial and ethnic components of the population of the United States are constantly shifting and Minnesota is no exception. 8.5% of Minnesotans report speaking a language other than English at home. The display shows examples of 23 languages of the inhabitants of the state, from Czech to Chinese, from Ojibwe (a Native American language) to Oromo (an Ethiopian language).
The exhibition is open to the public and may be seen in the display cases on the second floor of the UMD Library at any time the library is open.

Sue Smith, UM, employee benefits counselor, will be at UMD on April 5 - 6, in 520 Darland for individual consultations. To make an appointment, call 726-7822.

UMD Student Employee of the Year, Derric Johnson, has been named Student Employee of the Year for the State of Minnesota. He was cited for his outstanding work with the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. Johnson’s nomination will be submitted for further consideration at the regional level. If successful, it will then move on to the national category. Johnson has worked with the UMD Alworth Planetarium since 2005.

Discover a “Brighter U” with energy saving products and ideas during the UMD Stores Express Energy Event April 9 - 20. Purchase energy saving lighting products and Minnesota Power will donate to the UMD on-campus bus program for every qualifying product sold. Items include selected light bulbs, floor lamps, table lamps, and desk lamps.
For store hours, events, and merchandise visit www.umdstores.com.

KUMD has announced upcoming in-studio performances.
The Hudsons are an original acoustic quartet from Austin, TX. They were voted best folk band at the Austin Music Awards. Join KUMD for a session with this quartet at 3 p.m. on March 29. They play later that night at Amazing Grace, at 8 p.m.
Prudence Johnson’s career has taken her from honky-tonks to Carnegie Hall, from the theater stage to the Silver Screen. With her roots in folk and country music, Prudence developed a passion for jazz. Tune in to KUMD to hear her at 3 p.m. on March 30. She will perform later that night at Amazing Grace, at 8 p.m.
For more info, check out http://www.kumd.org


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