Tuesday, November 11, 2008 * Volume 26, Number 6

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The Center for Community and Regional Research (CCRR) announced its annual requests for proposals. CCRR provides funding awards grants of up to $6000 to enable faculty, staff and students in the social and natural sciences, and related fields, the opportunity to work with local and regional community organizations on issues of public policy. Applications are due to Olaf Kuhlke, no later than 5 pm on Dec. 15, 2008. Contact Olaf Kuhlke at okuhlke@d.umn.edu for more information.

UMD’s Department of Social Work was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation to collaborate with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on a project focused on raising healthy American Indian children in Grand Portage. An additional $12,300 grant was received from the U’s Office of the Vice President for Research to do similar work in Mille Lacs. The collaborators will use information from community elders, tribal human services, and other tribal professionals to develop training and parenting education materials designed specifically for each tribe.
For more info visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/news/2008/October/23.html.


The 2009-10 (final), 2010-11 (tentative) and the 2011-12 (tentative) academic calendars have been posted on the UMD website at http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/academic_cal.html. They will be attached to the next issue of Currents. For info, contact Vickery French at 726-7104 or vfrench@d.umn.edu.

administrative NEWS

Facilities Management has issued the 2008-09 Snow and Ice Control Goals. See the Facilities Management website: http://www.d.umn.edu/fm/snow/index.htm and the last two pages of the paper copy of this issue of Currents. For info, contact Trish Winberg, twinberg@d.umn.edu at 726-8265.

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 info or to schedule an appointment, call 726-6800. Clinics are scheduled for Nov. 17, and 19.

Use the UMD reusable tote bag for 10 purchases and get entered in a drawing for monthly prizes. Support UMD’s “Adding Up To Zero” http://www.addinguptozero.com.

Register to win an art supplies gift package valued at $325 in UMD Stores street level through Dec. 12.

UMD Stores Fall Sidewalk Sale will be held from 8 am - 4 pm Nov. 18-19 in Kirby Student Center. Receive up to 50% off selected items. With a non-perishable food item donation to Chum Emergency Food Shelf, get a 10% off coupon.

The UMD Stores Holiday Sale is Nov. 28 - Dec. 5. Register to win a weekend at Lutsen’s Caribou Highlands Lodge on Thanksgiving weekend. 

Gamma Sigma Sigma will gift wrap for charity again this year in Kirby Plaza during the Holiday Sale. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program.

On Dec. 5 enjoy Penny-An-Ounce fountain pop and half-price coffee all day and free photos with the Grinch from 10 am to 2 pm in Kirby Plaza. 

A book signing for the childrens book Finnigan and the Star Jar with April Berg, illustrator, and Christine Berg, author, will be held outside UMD Stores street level in Kirby Plaza on Dec 4 and 5.

“Meet the Mushers” with Matt and Paula Rossi, Bark River Racing, and their sled dogs will be held from 3-6 pm on Dec. 3. Matt has raced the Iditarod and the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

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. The 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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