Tuesday, April 24, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 13

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The Student Affairs and Advising Center (SAAC) in the College of Liberal Arts has been selected as a 2007 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award Winner. A recognition plaque will be awarded at NACADA’s annual convention in October, 2007. SAAC’s staff includes Pam Spencer, Mary Keenan, Suzanne Lyndon, and Jayme Johnson.

The following awards recognize UMD's outstanding student, staff and faculty leaders.
The award for Outstanding Academic Advisor was presented to Rebecca Thelen. Outstanding Staff was presented to Sonja Olsen. Outstanding Faculty was presented to Rick LaCaille. The Outstanding Advisor to a Student was presented to Kim Roufs. The Outstanding Student Organization award was presented to Phi Sigma Sigma. The Leadership Award was presented to Meredith Anderson and Ashley Brown. The Featherman Award was presented to Galynn White. The Siggelkow Award was presented to Brandee Polson. The Bulldog Award was presented to Nate Langemo, Brianna Peters, Christopher Brinkman, Jon Nash, Meghan Keil, Brandee Polson, and Jessica Radtke. The Sieur Du Luth Award was presented to Lee Church, Tiffany Varilek, and Kristin Wahlund.
Arrowhead Awards were presented to Elementary Education Club members Matthew Kennedy, Timothy Erickson, Kristin Wahlund, Sara Hendrick, and Katie Gieseke. Arrowhead Awards were presented to Student Association members Greg Weeks, Chris Fleck, Jeni Kiewatt, Stephen Johnson, and Katie Best. Arrowhead Awards were presented to Access For All members Shaun Vang, Nick Cochran, Susan Metcalf, Melisa Cardenas, and Benge Ortiz. Arrowhead Awards were presented to Kirby Program Board members Jenn Funke, Joe Maselter, Jon Nash, Nate Langemo, and Sarah Fuller. Arrowhead Awards were presented to Gamma Sigma Sigma members Emily Marshall, Victoria Steadman, Sarah Itzen, Jennifer Soderlund, and Kari Billman. Arrowhead Awards were presented to Phi Sigma Sigma members Alyssa DeHate, Kayla LaFreniere, Shana Secory, Lindsay Siolka, and Leah Mirzamohammadi. Arrowhead Awards were also presented to Student Health Advisory Committee members Kassie Kaas, Nicole Woodley, Shannon Anderson, Matt Stuart, and Jessie Radtke.

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UMD's first class of Transformational Leadership Program (TLP) graduates were honored on April 3. The TLP curriculum is based on the world-renowned leadership development and process improvement methodology embraced by 3M. The three-week intensive training program was led by Matt Larson and Scott Martens, both from the U of M Office of Service and Continuous Improvement (OSCI). UMD TLP Graduates are: Tracey Bolen, LSBE; Sue Bosell, Business Office; Rick Brill, ITSS; Kathy Chalupsky, Facilities Management; Stacy Crawford, SFA; Jason Davis, ITSS; Jeni Eltink, First Year Experience; Amanda Evans, CEHS Professions; Mary Keenan, CLA; Patrick Keenan, KSC; Casey LaCore, CEHS Professions; Kathy Morris, Health Services; Jennifer Niemi, CEHS Professions; Lisa Reeves, Knowledge Management Center; Vince Repesh, Advisement Coordination Center; Kay Smith, Disability Services; Paul Treuer, Knowledge Management Center; Julie Westlund, Career Services; and Wendy Zolnowsky, ITSS.

There are two opportunities to volunteer for UMD’s largest campus celebration, Commencement. Volunteers are needed from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Graduate Program Ceremony on May 10, to hand out programs, line up the graduates, and answer guest and student questions.
They are also needed for the Undergraduate Program Ceremony on May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon to help the graduates line up, hand out programs, and help guests in the VIP section. Volunteers will receive a special seat in the VIP section on the arena floor for the commencement ceremony. If interested, or for more information, call Lucy Kragness at 726-6176.

Watch for “Items of the Week” specials on UMD wear and gifts in UMD Stores street level. UMD Stores EXPRESS features weekly sales events and offers a Mail Center, fax service, and photo developing.

The UMD Book Drive will go through April 27. Buy an extra book at the bargain book sale in UMD Stores EXPRESS, and donate it to the UMD Book Drive. UMD Stores is working with elementary education students, through their community service learning project, to provide books to local schools. A portion of the proceeds will go toward supporting the UMD Book Drive.

There is an Art+Apple Poster Design Competition,
design a poster to promote Apple products. Entries accepted through Tuesday, May 1. Entry is free and the competition is limited to UMD students only. The Exhibit + Awards Ceremony will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. on
May 3. Submit the 11x17 artwork, mounted on black art board, to UMD Stores Computer Corner. Winning artwork may be used to promote Apple products during the 2007-08 school year. For info, contact: UMD Stores Computer Corner at 726-6218.

UMD Stores Final Sale will be held May 7-9 in Kirby Student Center. Cash for Books Buyback will be May 4, and May 7-11 in UMD Stores EXPRESS.

UMD Stores supports Beautiful UMD Day. Reuse + Save with an MPIRG “Free Democracy Summit” canvas tote. Use the MPIRG tote for all purchases at UMD Stores and get 10% off one regular-price item per purchase per day. Offer good through May 11. Discount not valid in UMD Stores EXPRESS, or on computer products, textbooks, and sale merchandise.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. An additional bus will be available Fridays at 10:30 a.m. (the regular bus departs at 3:50 p.m.) The Friday express bus has an easy connection to the airport. Change buses in St. Paul and get to the airport by 2:10 p.m. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level or online at www.jeffersonlines.com.

For store hours, events, and merchandise visit www.umdstores.com.


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