Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 12| PDF

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UMD TWEED MUSEUM OF ART
The UMD Tweed Museum of Art is the sole beneficiary of the $3.2 million Marguerite L. Gilmore Charitable Foundation-a bequest from the estate of Duluth resident and retired teacher, the late Marguerite Louise Gilmore. The gift is designated to the Tweed Museum “to acquire art of high quality with a focus on three-dimensional art.” The museum will also include photography in the acquisitions, a favorite hobby of Ms.Gilmore.

UMD FACULTY AWARDS
Stephen B. Castleberry, professor, Marketing; Carmen M. Latterell, associate professor, Mathematics and Statistics; and Justin Rubin, professor, Music, have all been awarded the Horace T. Morse Award-Minnesota Alumni Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Education.

Vicki Hansen, professor, Geological Sciences, has been awarded the Chancellor's Distiguished Research Award.
Faculty members who receive this award are honored for their excellence in research, scholarly contributions to their field and for their dedication to student research in education.

Curt L. Anderson, professor, Economics, has been awarded the Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award.
This honor is given each year to a faculty member who has made contributions to the teaching mission of UMD that are of extraordinary quality.

Eve Browning, professor, Philosophy, has been awarded the Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award. This award is given annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Fine Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values.

Janice Kmetz, associate professor, Art & Design, School of Fine Arts; Jennifer Mencl, assistant professor, Management Studies, LSBE; Bruce Mork, instructor, Sociology/Anthropology, CLA; Steve Sternberg, associate professor, Chemical Engineering, SCSE; and Anne Tellett, assistant professor, Social Work, CEHSP, have all been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards. The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students.

NEW VIDEOS ON EMERGENCY WEBSITE
ITSS student employees working in the Multimedia Hub have produced three video programs on personal safety. View them at: http://www.d.umn.edu/emergency/safety/videos.html. The videos highlight burglary prevention, car break-in prevention, and UMD Safewalk for personal safety. All videos star UMD students in acting roles and were produced by student employees. For more info contact Linda Deneen at ldeneen@d.umn.edu.

DARLAND SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATION
Faculty or staff members may nominate a student for the Raymond W. Darland All-American Scholarship Program by submitting: a letter of nomination identifying the candidate and the candidate’s qualifications; a current UMD unofficial transcript; and the candidate’s resume indicating community and campus involvement. Nominations must be made by faculty and administrative staff; no self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations must be received by Nancy Carl in the Financial Aid Office, 184 DadB by April 4, 2009.

WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
All members of the UMD community are invited to nominate any current or former UMD faculty or staff woman for the Linda Larson-Commission on Women “Woman of the Year” award. The nomination should be in the form of a letter that includes the following: the name of the woman being nominated including contact info for her; a description of the activities of this woman that show outstanding contribution to the continuing improvement of women’s experiences at UMD and in Duluth at large; and the name and contact information for the person(s) nominating this individual.
Nominations can be sent to Kim Riordan, Chair, UMD Commission on Women, in 120 Montague Hall or kriordan@d.umn.edu by April 14, 2009.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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.

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UMD STORES
2008 NCAA II Championship Football tees, hoods, banners, and pennants, 2009 Women’s Hockey NCAA Frozen Four long sleeve tees, and 2009 WCHA Championship tees, hoods, and caps are available in UMD Stores street level and online at http://www.umdstores.com.

Spend $50 in April at UMD Stores street level and receive a free UMD water bottle while supplies last. UMD Stores EXPRESS is going green the week of April 20.

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. While supplies last, get a free FUZE Empower (Pomegranate Acai Berry) with the purchase of pink UMD items. 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.  

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 NEWS
KUMD is proud to be the official radio station of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival from April 26-May 3. Tune in during Homegrown for live studio sessions during the day and on “the Local” at 5 pm on Wed.

KUMD 103.3 is member supported public radio. Stay tuned for their Great Summer Getaway Giveaway during the spring membership drive with over $15,000 in prizes, including concert tickets, kayak trips, lake cabin vacations and more.

Spring training for volunteering at KUMD begins at 5:30 pm on April 6, in 130 Humanities. Contact Program Director Maija Morton at mmorton@kumd.org or call 726-7183.

Subscribe to The Sea Grant Files: Fresh News about Fresh Water, KUMD's most popular podcast. Visit http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kumd/.jukebox?action=podcasts or listen during Northland Morning, Wed. mornings at 7:45 am.

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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