Tuesday, April 1, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 12

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The following awards recognize outstanding student, staff and faculty leaders.

Sieur Du Luth Award was presented to Meghan Keil.
Bulldog Awards were presented to Katie Best, Gretchen Egeberg, Nathan Guimont, Jake Hoffman, Stacy Jorgenson, Allison Neal, and BreAnna Ward.
Leadership Award was presented to Thomas DeMinico. The Featherman Award was presented to Tian Lan.
The Siggelkow Award was presented to Jillian Raymond.
The Outstanding Student Organization award was presented to Access for All.
The Outstanding Community Service awards were presented to Shawn Bennett, Eric Branson, John Getzke, Josh Gillson, Emily Marshall, Sara Marshall, Bridget Miller, and Athena Westin.
The Outstanding Academic Advisor award was presented to Suzanne Lyndon.
The Outstanding Staff award was presented to Christina Geissler.
The Outstanding Faculty award was presented to Georgia Keeney.
The Outstanding Advisor to a Student Organization award went to Christopher McIntosh.
The Arrowhead Awards were presented to the following people from these organizations.
Alpha Phi Omega-Eric Branson, Scott Dwyer, John Getzke, Nick Hettwer, and Thomas Kent. Gamma Sigma Sigma- Katy Dimick, Ellen Kretzschmar, Michelle Mann, Emily Marshall, and Jen Soderlund. Phi Sigma Sigma- Sarah Hays,Vanessa Hurst, Jessica Lewis, Shana Secory, and Lindsay Siolka. Asian Pacific American Association-Mai Xiong Thao and Mary Xiong. Communications Club-Morgan Finley, Joe Hanson, Kala McKinnon, and Robin Sunderland.Psychology Club-Lauryn Anderson, Stephanie Hooker, Shannon Juedes, Julie Kirsch, and Shauna Overgaard.
Student Health Advisory Committee-Michael Fealey, Michelle Ferguson, and Keely Meehan. Student Legislative Coalition- Jacob P. Hoffman and Meghan Keil. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee “Lake Effect”-Alicia Hermes, Missy Klajda, Andrea Koshiol, Claire Oakley, and Emily Ranta.
For more informaton contact Joie Acheson Lee at 726-8740.

The following individuals will be attending the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Salisbury, Maryland April 10-12, 2008.
Robert Duerst, Jeffrey Grosland, Buddhika Maitipe, Joanne Muriithi, Emily Stromquist, and Yizhao Zhuang will attend from the College of Science and Engineering. Catherine Franson, Jamie Laudner, Molly O’Connor, Shauna Overgaard, and Afton Schouweiler will attend from the College of Education and Human Service Professions. Ellen Burns will attend from the College of Liberal Arts. Meghan Dunst, and Meghan Keil will attend from Labovitz School of Business and Economics. Lucas Mattson will attend from the School of Fine Arts. Faculty members who will attend are: Steve Hedman, Central, Kristelle Miller, CEHSP, Chongwon Park, CLA, and Steve Rubenfeld, LSBE.

UMD professor Ladona Tornabene's “Living the Dream” fine arts photography exhibition was held in March at Master Framing Gallery. The exhibit featured Tornabene’s limited edition fine art giclee prints. Proceeds went toward the UMD “Professor as Photographer Scholarship Fund,” founded by Tornabene to help nontraditional students return to school and help health education majors to intern abroad.

The winners of ITSS’s annual Student Web Contest are Amber Szerpicki, Phil McCollam, Syed Zair Ali Jafri, and Nedra Hazaressingh. Each will receive a $500 award. View their web pages at: http://www.d.umn.edu/~szerp002/storm/index.html, http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil, http://www.d.umn.edu/cfrp/, and http://www.d.umn.edu/~nhazaree/index.html.

administrative NEWS

The spring Campus Assembly meeting is will be held at 2 p.m. with a coffee and cookies social at 1:30 p.m. on April 15, in Kirby Ballroom B. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend. Non-members of the assembly will be accorded similar speaking privileges as those enjoyed by the members of the assembly, but voting will be conducted according to existing assembly policies. For more information contact Wendy J. Larrivy at 726-7507.

UMD has launched a revamped and expanded Emergency Preparedness Web site complete with information about what to do during health, weather, and safety emergencies. View the website at: http://www.d.umn.edu/emergency/.

The new Duluth Medical Research Institute (DMRI) is issuing its first Request for Proposals to provide up to six awards for research projects that involve scientific inquiry, e.g., molecular, genetic, preclinical, clinical, epidemiologic, public health policy or combinations of levels and disciplines. Application deadline is 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Call Mustafa al’Absi at 726-7144 with questions.

UMD Stores congratulates the UMD Women’s Hockey team - 2008 NCAA Champions! NCAA Championship merchandise is available at UMD Stores and online at http://www.umdstores.com.

UMD Stores Street Level will have 20% off Royal Canadian Mountie merchandise through April 6 and 30% off golf items April 7-13.

UMD Stores Express will feature a children’s book sale and 30% off Duluth gift items through April 4. Great grad gift ideas: 60% off UMD imprinted gift items from April 14-18. EXPRESS also offers convenient services including The Mail Center and fax service.

Graduating students participating in the May 17 bachelor’s degree commencement ceremony at the DECC can pick up tickets at Express (109 Kirby Plaza) from April 7-25. (Tickets are not necessary for the graduate program ceremony on Thursday, May 15 in Romano Gym.) For more information about commencement and to enter the lottery for extra guest tickets for the bachelor ceremony, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/commencement/.

The UMD Stores art supplies department is featuring drawing utensils this month. Pencils of every stripe, woodless pencils, Sharpies, The Mean Streak, pencil sets, Copic markers, Bienfang watercolor markers, and any kind of eraser your heart desires. Shop the new online art supply catalog under “art supplies” in the heading “what we offer” at http://www.umdstores.com.

UMD Stores would like to thank everyone for their donations during the March Food Drive to support the Union Gospel Mission Food Shelf. Your donations keep the food shelf open in the lean summer months. All food and monies brought into the Mission through March will be added to by the Feinstein Foundation and Hunger Solutions of Minnesota.

UMD Stores will be hosting the 2008 Tri-State Bookstore Conference June 16-19. College bookstores from around Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota will be here to participate in educational and informational sessions and a trade show at the DECC.

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

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

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