Tuesday, November 13, 2007 * Volume 25, Number 6

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CHORAL CONVENTION
The UMD Music Department hosts the state convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) for the first time on November 16 and 17. Over 950 choral singers and 150 directors will be at UMD (and at Fregeau Auditorium, Marshall School) attending concerts, lectures, and workshops. University Singers, under the direction of Stanley Wold, have been selected by audition to perform.

CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Labovitz School of Business and Economics has announced the establishment of the Roy La Bounty Center for Entrepreneurship after receiving a generous gift by Roy La Bounty, a long- time supporter of UMD and owner of La Bounty Manufacturing. The center will promote entrepreneurship and business development initiatives throughout Northeastern Minnesota. For more info, contact 726-7281.

COMMUNITY/REGIONAL RESEARCH
The Center for Community and Regional Research (CCRR) announced its annual requests for proposals. CCRR provides funding awards grants of up to $6000 to enables faculty, staff and students in the social and natural sciences, and related fields, the opportunity to work with local and regional community organizations on issues of public policy. Applications are due to Scott Freundschuh, no later than December 15, 2007. Applications will be reviewed and awards made by January 15, 2008. Contact Scott Freundschuh at sfreunds@d.umn.edu.

administrative NEWS

ALL ABOUT SNOW
Facilities Management has issued the 2007-08 Snow and Ice Control Goals. See the Facilities Management website: http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/snow/index.htm and the last two pages of the paper copy of Currents. For info, contact Trish Winberg, twinberg@d.umn.edu at 726-8265.

UMD STORES
The Fall Sidewalk Sale runs thru November 14 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Kirby Student Center. Get up to 60% off UMD wear, gifts, art supplies, office and school products, computer supplies, general books, snacks, DVDs, CDs, and more. Customers receive a 10% off coupon with each non-perishable food item donation during the Food Drive, thru November 18.

Watch for specials on art supplies in the “Weekly Reader”. The featured items through November 22 are 20% off selected “Canvas ‘N Frames” with coupon. Shop the new online art supply catalog under “art supplies” in the heading “what we offer” at http://www.umdstores.com.

UMD hockey jerseys, hoodies, long sleeved tees, sweatpants, tees, hockey fan items are now available in UMD Stores street level. UMD Stores is a sponsor of UMD Women’s Hockey and will be sponsoring the November 18 game with an Official UMD hockey puck give-away (while supplies last).

UMD Stores street level will be open Thanksgiving weekend during the following times. November 23 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and November 24-25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get 30% off UMD glassware, UMD hoods and UMD winter accessories in adult and youth sizes. There will be free fountain beverages on November 23. Register to win a $100 gift card.

UMD Stores Holiday Sale will be December 5 - 9 in the street level store. Get 25% off storewide (except food items) and 25% off general books in the lower level store. On December 5, enjoy Penny-An-Ounce fountain pop and half-price Arco hot beverages all day.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, and a Friday-Sunday bus, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. For the Thanksgiving holiday, the EXPRESS bus will run on Wednesday, November 21, rather than on Friday, November 23. The Sunday bus will run as normal. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores or online at http://www.jeffersonlines.com.

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

KUMD-FM
Listen to the World Café weekdays from 2-5 p.m. on KUMD.

Archived In-Studio Sessions:
Ben Lacy - Not only does Lacy play the guitar part he plays all the parts, at the same time. Snapping and slapping bass grooves, stabbing inspired chord voicings, thumping staccato drumbeats and playing solo lines, all simultaneously. He dropped by the studio for a live session May of 2003.

Dave “Snaker” Ray (August 17, 1943 - November 28, 2002) was an American blues singer and guitarist from St. Paul, Minnesota. Not many people outside of Minnesota recognize the music of Ray and his band, yet everyone from John Lennon, and the Doors to Bonnie Raitt and Beck cite them as influences. He performed live in the studio April of 2002.
Hear these and many other archived sessions on KUMD's On Demand page at http://www.kumd.org

KUMD Events Page:
Are interesting arts events happening in the area?
Promote them on the Events page on the KUMD web site. It’s free and easy. Go to http://www.kumd.org and click on Events, then scroll down to submit event. After the event is submitted KUMD staff will approve it and post it.

Featured Program
Every Saturday from 8-10 a.m. Mountain Stage guarantees KUMD listeners the best seats in the house for new performers and established artists. It’s a two-hour weekly exploration of the exciting and spontaneous sound of live performance, offering intelligent, contemporary music seasoned with traditional and roots artists. Visit http://www.mountainstage.org.

Listen to KUMD live on the internet at www.kumd.org.

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UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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