Tuesday, October 28, 2008 * Volume 26, Number 5

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UMD students in fields relating to the environment, and Native American and Alaskan students in fields related to health care or tribal public policy, are invited to apply for Morris K. Udall Scholarships. Because environmental issues can be approached in a multi-disciplinary way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines. Majors include: environmental engineering science/studies/engineering, other natural sciences, natural resource management, agriculture, biology, cultural studies, history, public policy, pre-law anthropology, American Indian studies, philosophy, political science, sociology, tribal policy, economic development, government, history, theatre, English, ecology, landscape architecture, public health, and health policy. To be considered, students must be nominated by their institution. The UMD institutional deadline for receipt of completed applications is at 4:30 pm on Dec. 19, 2008. For more information contact Rick J. Smith at 726-6293.

A new program to provide health education through music and dance performances for surrounding area schools will launch in mid-October. The program is sponsored by the UMD School of Fine Arts with funding from SMDC Health System and HealthPartners and will showcase performances to 37,000 students in grades K-12 by June 2010. The shows will be performed by the UMD Voyageurs, a troupe of nine graduate students from the Department of Music. Show subjects include exercise, hygiene, peer pressure, substance abuse, and wellness. For more info. see Health Education.

administrative NEWS

The College of Pharmacy, Duluth, is scheduling appointments for their Pharmaceutical Care Clinic, part of a class requirement for student pharmacists. 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 Nov. 3, 5, 17, and 19.

Halloween costumes are available through October 31.

Bring in a UMD game ticket during the UMD football, volleyball, and soccer seasons, and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts.

October is Fan Fridays month Wear UMD wear and get 20% off UMD wear (one item only) every Friday in Oct.

Use the UMD reusable tote bag for 10 purchases and get entered in a drawing for monthly prizes.

“A Brighter UMD” Energy Event has been extended through October 31 in UMD Stores Express. Minnesota Power will make a donation to the U-Pass Program for every product purchased through October 31.

Online textbook buyback is now available at http://www.umdstores.com.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Weekend “Movie Express” bus service is also available.

For store hours, events, and merchandise visit http://www.umdstores.com. Sale locations vary and some restrictions apply to sales listed.

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