Tuesday, October 2, 2007 * Volume 25, Number 3

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SWENSON CSE
The Swenson College of Science and Engineering was named after longtime UMD benefactor and chemistry alumnus James Swenson, ‘59. The announcement of the new name and gifts from James and Susan Swenson and the Swenson Family Foundation was made Sept. 21 by UMD Chancellor Martin and Dean Riehl. Swenson gifts have now reached $21 million, including new donations of $7.7 million for science and research scholarships and $3 million toward construction of the new civil engineering building.

WHITE COATS FOR DULUTH STUDENTS
On October 6, 56 first year medical students will receive their white coats in the Weber Music Hall. Called the White Coat Ceremony, the program emphasizes learning compassion along with science. A reception will be held in the Medical School atrium.

PHARMACEUTICAL CARE
The College of Pharmacy, Duluth, is scheduling appointments for their Pharmaceutical Care Clinic. This fall’s clinic is a required activity for student pharmacists and provides an opportunity for them to help people with their medications under the supervision of an experienced pharmacist. During the appointment, the student pharmacist will conduct a thorough review of medical history and medications. Following the appointment, the student will work to develop a plan for ensuring medications are used appropriately, are working, are safe, and are convenient and will provide recommendations to resolve any medication related problems. Because patients are participating in our student’s education, this service is free. To receive more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 218-726-6800. Clinics are scheduled for the afternoons of October 15 and 16 and November 5, 6, 19, and 20.

STUDENT WEB CONTEST 2008
Up to five $500 awards will be given for this year’s student web contest. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the contest. The project is to develop a Web site for an undergraduate course and/or Web based materials for an undergraduate course. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 25, 2008. Each student must have an identified faculty or departmental sponsor.
For details on the contest visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/webcontest.html.
If a student is interested and needs a faculty or department sponsor, or if the faculty or departmental sponsor is looking for a student, please call Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or email spihlaja@d.umn.edu

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UMD STORES
It’s time for Fan Fridays at UMD Stores. Wear UMD wear on Fridays in October and get 20% off UMD Wear at UMD Stores street level.
Save UMD football tickets and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts at UMD Stores. This offer is good Saturday and Sunday of the game attended.

UMD Stores Express is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 109 Kirby Plaza, across from Northern Shores Coffee Shop. They offer sale merchandise, UMD wear and gifts, magazines, greeting cards, health and beauty products, paperback books, beverages, snacks, and lunch items. Plus, they offer convenient services including faxing and The UPS Mail Center to ship packages, and buy stamps and mailing supplies.

Hockey season is coming up fast. UMD hockey jerseys, hoodies, long sleeved tees, sweatpants, tees, hockey fan items are now available in UMD Stores street level.
New Fall UMD Wear is arriving every day. UMD Stores street level has a wonderful selection of UMD and Duluth-themed gift items. New products includes vases, mugs, signs, small beaded jewelry cases, and key chains from Natural Life. Visit the greeting card area and see the newly expanded Recycled Cards line. A selection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police merchandise from the Tweed Museum is now available in UMD Stores street level.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. The daily bus departs daily from Kirby Student Center at 3:50 p.m. Riders with a U Card (student ID) will receive an additional 15% off regular daily service.

The new Movie Express Bus leaves UMD on Fridays at 2 p.m. and returns on Sunday evenings. Tickets are $24 one-way. Schedules are available at UMD Stores street level. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level or online at http://www.jeffersonlines.com.

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

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