Tuesday, June 26, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 15

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CLA STUDENT AFFAIRS WINS
The CLA Student Affairs Office and Advising Center won an award from the National Academic Advising Association- one of two national awards given for outstanding advising programs.

LEADERSHIP AWARD GOES TO UMD
Casey Lacore, director, Office of Civic Engagement and the Darland Connection, received the 2007 Sister Pat Kowalski Leadership Award. This award is presented every two years by the Minnesota Campus Compact to a recipient who demonstrates commitment to high-quality service-learning and campus-community collaboration.

AWARD FOR GREAT LAKES SCIENCE
NRRI received a $1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to play a significant role in collecting water quality data from the Great Lakes. Amy R. Kireta and Lead Scientist Euan Reavie will use the algae to provide long-term information on the impacts of invasive species, excessive nutrients, and possibly, climate change in the lakes. The five-year project will investigate how these lowest links on the food chain are faring in the face of human disturbance. Reavie and Kireta will gather, identify, count and sort thousands of species of microscopic algae.

HONORING JOE GALLIAN
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) President Joseph A. Gallian will be honored at the Communicating Mathematics conference in Duluth, to be held July 16-19, 2007. The conference will recognize Gallian’s professional contributions, as well as help celebrate his 65th birthday.
For more information or to register, visit http://projects.olin.edu/mathcomm/index.cfm

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UMD STORES
UMD Market Day in the Plaza is every Wednesday from 2-4:30 p.m., through September 26. Visit the farmer’s market and UMD Stores sidewalk sales while listening to local musicians. See Jerree Small on June 27, Dan Burrows on July 11, Sasha Mercedes on July 18, and Michael Monroe on July 25. Listen to KUMD every Tuesday morning at 8:15 a.m. to find out what’s happening at Market Day in the Plaza. http://www.kumd.org. UMD Stores lower level has a wonderful selection of A Year with Frog & Toad books and plush toys, and will have merchandise available for purchase at each performance June 27-July 8 at Marshall Performing Arts Center.
COMING SOON! UMD Stores will be carrying more “green” items including the “Leakey Collection” necklaces and tees and winter hats made from recycled tees. NEW ARRIVALS! A wonderful selection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police merchandise from the Tweed Museum is now available in UMD Stores street level. PLUS: New Fall UMD Wear is arriving daily. UMD Stores street level has a wonderful selection of Duluth-themed gift items.
UMD Stores Sidewalk Sale will be July 25-29 in Kirby Plaza. Stop by for great savings on UMD wear and gifts, art supplies, snacks, computer supplies, office and school products, and much more.
A special thanks to all the volunteers, UMD Stores staff, UMD Alumni Association, and UMD Housing for their help with the Grandma’s Marathon hospitality event on Friday, June 15. Approximately 1,700 runners and their families stayed on campus that weekend and the enthusiasm and support of this great event is much appreciated.
For store hours, events, and merchandise visit www.umdstore.com.

CAMPUS DIRECTORIES - UPDATES
One update will correct both the UMD campus directory published book and the UMD on-line directory. You may begin to update at any time and all updates must be completed by August 17, 2007.
See http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/campusdirectory.html. For information contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996, creitan@d.umn.edu or Andy Manteuffel at 726-6927, amanteuf@d.umn.edu.

OUTDOOR TRIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program is again offering Freshman Outdoor Trips and needs faculty and staff to participate. From August 24-30 they will go backpacking on Isle Royale. From August 28-31, they will go canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail, rock climbing and hiking the North Shore, and sea kayaking in the Apostle Islands. Also, a hiking/canoeing/climbing/relaxing trip will be based out of cabins (at camp Menogyn) near the Gunflint Trail.
For more information contact Tim Bates at 726-8743 or visit the freshman trips website at http://www.umdrsop.org/trips/freshman5.html.

 

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