Tuesday, March 11, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 11

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EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
BreAnna Ward from Kirby Student Center is the UMD's National Student Employee of the Year.The first runner-up is Sean Figg from RSOP, and the 2nd runner-up is Eric Jorgenson from ITSS. The Winners nomination letters will be available at the following website: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/studentjobs/nsew/

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for both the Graduate Program Ceremony and the Bachelor's Degree Ceremony.
The Graduate Program Ceremony is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 in the Romano Gymnasium. Volunteers are needed from 5-7 p.m. to hand out programs, line up the graduates, and answer guest and student questions. The Bachelor’s Degree Ceremony is at noon on Saturday, May 17 in the DECC Arena. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to noon to help the graduates line up, hand out programs, answer guest questions and help guests in the VIP section. Volunteers will review their responsibilities on Wednesday, May 14 at 2 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room, 520 Darland Administration Building, during the Commencement Committee meeting. If interested, call Lucy Kragness at 726-6176.

administrative NEWS

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSELOR VISIT
Sue Smith, University of Minnesota, Employee Benefits Counselor, is coming to UMD on April 3 and 4 for individual consultations in the Regents’ Room, 520 DAdB. Sue will be able to answer questions related to retirement, medical/dental benefits, optional retirement, short term/long term disability, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and other benefits related questions.
To make an appointment, call Lita Condes Wallace at 726-7822. The next visit of a Benefits Counselor is not until September.

UMD STORES
UMD Stores Street Level will have 30-40% off select sports tees and hoods, and 40% off backpacks on March 10-16. Receive 30% off stationary, journals, bookmarks, and stickers, and 20% off 2-tee, 3-tee, and hood/tee packs on March 24-30.

UMD Stores EXPRESS will feature a Spring Break Sale on March 10-14 with beach towels, flip-flops, water bottles, tees, shorts, suntan lotion, sunglasses, CDs, DVDs, snacks and more. EXPRESS also offers convenient services including The Mail Center and fax service.

The UMD Stores art supplies department is featuring Graham paints this month. Watercolor, acrylics, gouache and oils by Graham. Find all colors including camdiums, quinacidones, phthalocyanines, and transparents. Shop the NEW online art supply catalog under “art supplies” in the heading “what we offer” at http://www.umdstores.com.

UMD Stores is hosting the March Food Drive to support the Union Gospel Mission Food Shelf. Please drop off non-perishable food items at any UMD Stores location all through March. Help keep the Union Gospel Mission Food Shelf open in the lean summer months. All food & monies brought into the Mission through March will be added to by the Feinstein Foundation and Hunger Solutions of Minnesota. For more information about the Union Gospel Mission in Duluth, visit http://www.duluth-ugm.org/.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level.

Spring break hours for UMD Stores street level are Monday-Friday from 7:30am - 5pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11am - 5pm. The lower level store will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30am - 3pm.

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

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