Tuesday, September 30, 2008 * Volume 26, Number 3

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LSBE GETS A LEED GOLD
The Labovitz School of Business and Economics is the first new higher education building in the state of Minnesota to receive the Gold Award for a LEED certified “green building.” LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a “green building” rating system established by the United States Green Building Council. The Labovitz School is totally designed to meet LEED certification--a rigorous process that evaluates the environmental sustainability of building design, construction and operation. The LEED checklist concerns five major areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

administrative NEWS

PHARMACEUTICAL CARE
The College of Pharmacy, Duluth, is scheduling appointments for their Pharmaceutical Care Clinic, part of a class requirement for student pharmacists. They use their knowledge and help people use their medications appropriately. All of the activities are supervised by a licensed and experienced pharmacist. Student pharmacists will conduct a thorough review of medical history and medications and will develop a plan for ensuring medications are used appropriately. They will provide recommendations to resolve any medication related problems. Because patients are participating in student education, this service is free. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 726-6800. Clinics are scheduled for the afternoons of Oct. 13 and 15 and Nov. 3, 5, 17, and 19.

HOMECOMING DECORATING CONTEST
The Faculty/Staff Department Decorating Contest is back. The theme this year is “Dawg Days 2008: Bulldogs Lead the Pack.” Departments can sign up by emailing Christina Geissler at cgeissle@d.umn.edu by Fri., Oct. 3. The first prize winners will receive a Bulldog Pizza Lunch. Contact Christina for more information.

UMD STORES
“A Brighter UMD” energy event in UMD Stores Express includes CFL light bulbs, lamps, holiday light strings, night lights, and more. Items are specially priced through Minnesota Power which will make a donation to the U-Pass Program for every product purchased through Oct. 31.

Bring in the UMD reusable tote bag for 5% off an entire purchase thru Oct. 5. Offer excludes textbooks, electronics, and computer products. UMD Stores will have totes available for purchase in all campus locations. See UMD’s “Adding Up To Zero” program: http://www.addinguptozero.com/. Beginning Oct. 6, customers using the UMD reusable tote bag 10 times can enter a drawing for monthly prizes.

Bring a UMD football, volleyball, and soccer game ticket and get 20% off UMD Wear and Gifts. Restrictions apply.

During Fan Fridays month (Oct.) customers dressed in UMD wear get 20% off UMD wear (one item only) every Fri. in October. Restrictions apply.

UMD Stores EXPRESS features bargain books Oct. 6-10.

UMD Stores sponsors UMD Bulldogs Athletics. At the UMD?Women’s?Hockey game vs Minnesota at the DECC on Oct. 10 receive a free UMD hockey puck, while supplies last. Receive a free mini football, while supplies last, at the Bulldog’s Homecoming football game on Oct 11.

UMD Stores sponsors the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program 5k Trail Run in Bagley Nature Center on Oct. 10.

For online textbook buyback, see ?www.umdstores.com.

 

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