Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 11| PDF

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Applications are now being accepted for the UMD Alumni Association Scholarship, created for children and grandchildren of UMD alumni. Applicants must be a full time sophomore, junior or senior UMD Students in fall of 2009, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a commitment to developing leadership skills. Scholarship recipients will be non-voting members of the UMD Alumni Association Board of Directors and are expected to attend the twice-yearly board meetings in Duluth. They will be provided networking opportunities with alumni, faculty and administration and will be encouraged to participate in alumni activities and on alumni board committees. To donate to the UMD Alumni Association Scholarship visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/alumni/editable/scholarship/scholarship_gift.html.
Interested student applicants should visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/alumni/editable/scholarship/ScholarshipApplication

Applications should be sent to Patty DeLano, 315 Darland Administration Bldg. and must be received by March 21, 2009.

For more info
contact Patty DeLano at 726-8829.

Tyler L. Theberge from Aerospace Studies is the UMD National Student Employee of the Year. The first runner-up is Theodore Thomas Norgaard from UMD Statesman, and the second runner-up is Matt Mulliner from ITSS. The winners nomination letters are available at the following website: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/studentjobs/nsew/

Jake Strassman and Matt Moline are the winners of this years Library Student Video Contest. They were also the winners last year. View the entries in this year’s UMD Library Student Video Contest at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/videocontest/winners.htm.
For more info contact Rory Litwin at 726-7896.

Volunteers are needed for both the Graduate Program Ceremony and the Bachelor’s Degree Ceremony.
The Graduate Program Ceremony is at 7 pm on Thurs., May 14 in the Romano Gymnasium. Volunteers are needed from 5-7 pm to hand out programs, line up the graduates, and answer guest and student questions. The Bachelor’s Degree Ceremony is at noon on Sat., May 16 in the DECC Arena. Volunteers are needed from 10 am-noon to help the graduates line up, hand out programs, answer guest questions and help guests in the VIP section. Volunteers will review their responsibilities on Wed., May 13 at 2 pm in the Administrative Conference Room, 520 Darland Administration Building, during the Commencement Committee meeting. If interested, call Lucy Kragness at 726-6176.

administrative NEWS

UMD Stores Spring Break Sale is in EXPRESS thru March 13 and the bargain book sale is March 23-31.

UMD Stores is hosting a March Food Drive. Drop off non-perishable food items at any UMD Stores location. Food items will be donated to CHUM Emergency Food Shelves. Minnesota FoodShare Campaign and the Feinstein Foundation will match contributions received in March.

2008 NCAA II Championship football tees and hoods are available in UMD Stores street level.

UMD Stores will donate a portion of the selling price of “Pink Ribbon” UMD caps and pink “Minnesota Duluth” tees, and pink UMD hockey jersey to St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center in Duluth. Pink UMD wear is available at UMD Stores on campus, online at www.umdstores.com, and at UMD men’s and women’s hockey games at the DECC.

Use the UMD reusable tote bag for 10 purchases and get entered in a drawing for monthly prizes. UMD Stores is proud to support UMD’s “Adding Up To Zero” initiative, visit http://www.addinguptozero.com.

Sign up for and redeem UMD Stores Reward points at www.umdstores.com.
Online textbook buyback is available at http://www.umdstores.com.

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. Sale locations vary and some restrictions apply to sales listed.

KUMD 103.3 FM, the Community Connection, has new local shows. “The Local,” held at 5 pm on Wednesdays, hosted by Starfire, is a show of the best in local and regional music along with a music calendar. “The Local” gives a taste of the music playing around town.

Tune in for “The Best of the Basement” at 5 pm on Tues. for Jenny Lemon and Rob the Blob's showcase of what they call the “hippest, freshest and yet to be released” music. Also “The Basement,” on every night at 9 pm, is the best in new music, by the students of UMD. KUMD is on the air every night until 1 am and Wed-Sat, until 3 am.

KUMD's Northland Morning has a new segment about the latest research in fresh water, “Fresh News about Fresh Water: The Sea Grant Files” at 7:45 am every Wed. It is archived on the website www.kumd.org or sign up for the podacst at www.seagrant.umn.edu/radio/sgf.

Hear Stephanie Nilles, a jazz/folk performer from New York City at 1 pm on March 13, live in the KUMD studios.

Listen live On-line at www.kumd.org or on the radio 103.3FM. To contact KUMD email kumd@kumd.org or call 726-7181.

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