Tuesday, April 29, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 14

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UMD announced the recipients of the 16th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards on, April 22.

Loni Bright, with Loni's Sewing, International Falls, MN, received the Micro-Entrepreneur Award.

Scott Allison, Jon Larson, Terry Bergum, Jim Fena, John Dosen, and Paul Janssen, with Minnesota Twist Drill, Inc., Chisholm, MN, received the Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

Connie Pearson, with Precision Testing, Virginia, MN, recieved the Established Entrepreneur Award.

Dave Hudyma and Mike Hudyma, with SCS Aircraft Interiors, Duluth, MN, received the Mature Entrepreneur Award.

Greg Benson, Dave Benson, and Tony Ciardelli, with Epicurean Cutting Surfaces, Inc., Duluth, MN, received the Innovation Award.

Todd L. Johnson received the David A. Martin Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.

Alan Klapmeier and Dale Klapmeier both received the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.

Cheng-Khee and Sing-Bee Chee rec
eived the Business Persons of the Year Award.

The UMD Commission on Women is seeking nominations for women to serve on the commission for a two-year
term, starting August 2008.
Applications will be accepted until May 1.
Contact Pauline Nuhring at pnuhring@d.umn.edu, 403 DAdB or Sunshine Carter at scarter@d.umn.edu, 276 L.

Pharmacy student Rebecca Palermo is the recipient of a Melendy Summer Research Scholarship and will work in the lab of Grant Anderson, assistant professor, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, on therapeutic remodeling of tumor vasculature.

Pharmacy student Teresa Johnson is the recipient of a United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Practice Award. This national award recognizes students for their contribution and dedication to public health.

Andrea Miller, was named UMD’s Health Education Major of the Year.

At the Minnesota Academy of Family Practitioners Spring Refresher, Joanna Burns received the Medical Student Award for Contributions to Family Medicine. The Medical Student Award recognizes a fourth-year medical student for family medicine activities.

Second year Native American medical student, Charles (Chuck) Branch, honored others at a special event that originally was planned to honor him. Branch was the recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s prestigious Minority Scholars Award. Branch in-turn hosted a traditional Native American feast and “give-away” to recognize those people who helped him during his first two years of school.

Varada Kolhatkar, first year graduate student in Computer Science, has been selected to participate in the 2008 Summer Workshop on Language Engineering, to be held at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Language and Speech Processing in Baltimore, Maryland, where students and researchers from around the world come together to advance the state of the art in Speech and Language Processing. Kolhatkar’s thesis advisor is Ted Pedersen, in the Department of Computer Science.

administrative NEWS

On March 24, 2008, the UMD Library began offering its students, faculty, and staff extended 24-hour online reference assistance via the new Minnesota statewide cooperative known as “AskMN.”

AskUs! (IM) and AskMN help students and faculty/staff who have brief questions (taking under ten minutes to answer) about research and resources. Some questions may require e-mail follow-up.

UMD patrons can access local reference librarians when the Reference Desk is open through an innovative Instant Messaging Chat service. However, during hours when the Reference Desk is closed, library users can access the new AskMN service for virtual reference assistance.

Eight Minnesota libraries and MINITEX are cooperating to offer the service, using OCLC’s QuestionPoint virtual reference management software, which is well suited to handle multiple-library programs. Staff members work together to answer questions during selected hours Monday through Saturday, with backup service provided by the QuestionPoint national cooperative as needed throughout the week.

For more information, see www.d.umn.edu/lib/askus or call Jim Vileta at 726-6157.

The UMD Fine Arts Academy is now accepting applications for Kindermusik Adventures Summer Camp for children from birth-seven years old and their parents during June 2-July 10, 2008. For the younger child, Kindermusik Adventures uses an integrated approach with music, movement, storytelling, and-for the upper ages-pretend play, drama, and art, Adventures stimulates imagination, spontaneity, inquiry, and a love of music.
Registration information can be found at: www.d.umn.edu/faa.

UMD Stores street level will have 30% off all women/junior spring color hoods through May 4 and 25% off all youth and toddler clothing (excludes hockey jerseys) May 5-11. Receive a free stamp for every Mother’s Day card purchased May 5-11.

UMD Stores Express will feature graduation gift items, caps, gowns, tassels, frames, and invites through May 7.

The Spring textbook buyback will be May 9, 12, 13 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., May 14-15 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and May 16 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UMD Stores Final Sale will be May 12-14 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Kirby Student Center. Save up to 60% off UMD wear, gifts, art supplies, snacks, books, DVDs, computer supplies, and office and school products.

The UMD Stores art supplies department is featuring canvas on a roll this month. Also available are stretcher bars. Shop the new online art supply catalog under “art supplies” in the heading “what we offer” at http://www.umdstores.com.

UMD Market Day in the Plaza is every Wednesday (May 21 - September 24) from 2-4:30 p.m. and features the farmer’s market, live music, artist’s booths, and UMD Stores sidewalk sales, penny-an-ounce fountain pop, and 1/2-price coffee. (Beverage specials available in UMD Stores only.)

UMD Stores will host the 2008 Tri-State Bookstore Conference from 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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