GREAT LAKES CONFERENCE COMING
In late May, the International Association of Great Lakes Research announced
that Duluth has been selected as the site of their 54th Annual Conference
to be held in May 2011. Since its inception in 1953, the IAGLR annual
conference has never been held in Minnesota or anywhere on the shores
of Lake Superior. Randall Hicks, director, UMD Center for Freshwater Research
and Policy, and professor, Department of Biology, said the Center working
with several university and local agency partners including the Large
Lakes Observatory, Natural Resources Research Institute, GLMRI, Minnesota
Sea Grant, MPCA, Minnesota DNR, the Great Lakes Aquarium, and the U.S.
EPA, developed and submitted the proposal to host this meeting.
Tom Beery, student, Department of Education, Teaching and Learning program,
and instructor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation,
has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for 2009-2010. Tom’s proposed
study will examine young people’s relation to nature, and analyze
how environmental connectedness correlates to lifestyle measures and access
to undeveloped urban green space. The study will be completed in Sweden
in conjunction with the Swedish initiative, “Outdoor Recreation
NEW PRESTIGIOUS HONOR SOCIETY
UMD was recently selected as a chartered chapter of Mortar Board, a prominent
national honor society for college seniors. The new UMD group, “Tau
Delta,” serves as an active honor society that makes significant
contributions to college and community life. It was officially installed
at a ceremony held on April 23 at the Kitchi Gammi Club. The Tau Delta
chapter has already committed to promoting literacy as a part of the Mortar
Board’s national literacy initiative. Members of the charter class
include: Rebecca Anderson, Victor DeMeireles, Jeffrey Dezelske, Katherine
Dhennin, David Fechter, Anne Haglund, Justin Hauschild, Alyssa Kics, Matthew
Lulay, Jennifer McCabe, Katie Miller, Stacey Neumeister, Isaac Odim, Lynn
Owczarzak, Ericka Panek, Michelle Poirier, Stacey Schmiesing, Ellen Skog,
Michael Sterns, Leah Tollefson, Allison Winkler, and Sarah Wotzska.
The UMD Student Awards were held on Sunday, April 19, in the Kirby Ballroom.
These awards recognize outstanding leadership in students on campus, including
the prestigious Sieur Du Luth Award. These awards also recognize outstanding
staff, faculty, and advisors and their work with students. Award recipients
were selected by committees made up of students, faculty, and staff. The
2009 Recipients Are: Outstanding Staff, Laura Young; Outstanding Academic
Advisor, Steve Bardolph; Outstanding Faculty, Karl Kruppstadt; Outstanding
Student Organization Advisor, Daniel Pope; Outstanding Student Organization,
Sociology/Criminology Club; Alumni Scholarship Award, Tim Rahkola and
Wayne Gatlin; Outstanding Community Service, Angela Bode, Megan Mizuko,
and Heather Thompson; Siggelkow Leadership Award, Nathaniel Guimont; Featherman
Award, Hanna Dinku and Jonatan Mitchell; Leadership Award, Jennifer McCabe;
Bulldog Awards, Ashley Brown, Thomas DeMinico, Caitlin Herby, Elliott
Johnston, and Nicole Vander Heiden; Sieur Du Luth Award, Nathaniel Guimont;
Arrowhead Awards: Alpha Phi Omega, Phil Gill, Dain Johnson, Brendan McBride,
Seth Pearce, and Justin Theroux; Communications Club, Rachel Brewster,
Lyndsay McFarlin, Justine Plaschko, and Taylor A Wallentine; Gamma Sigma
Sigma, Vicki Caskey, Megan Mizuko, and Heather Thompson; Phi Sigma Sigma,
Sarah Hays, Vanessa Hurst, Samantha Johns, Jessi Lewis, and Shana Secory;
Pre-Medicine Club, Travis Fahrenkamp, JJ Germscheid, Chandana Halaharvi,
and Josie Thole; Student Association, Victor de Meireles, Josh Gillson,
Mandee Liberty, Andrew Sax, and Kaylee Timbers; and V-Day, Linda Gokee-Rindal.
The 21st Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Award Dinner is scheduled
for May 17 at the MPAC. The event, which honors nominated authors, begins
with a 12:30 pm book fair, followed by dinner and the award program at
3:30 pm. NEMBA recognizes books which best represent northeastern Minnesota’s
history, culture, heritage or lifestyle. NEMBA is sponsored by the UMD
Library, Friends of the Duluth Public Library, and Northern Lights Books
and Gifts. The keynote speaker is Annette Atkins, a professor of history
at St. Benedict’s College of St. John’s University. She wrote
Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out (Minnesota
Historical Society Press, 2007). For more info visit the NEMBA website
or call 726-7889.
Volunteers are needed for both the Graduate Program Ceremony and the Bachelor’s
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.
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 select beverage with the purchase of pink UMD items.
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.
Contact UMD Stores if interested in volunteering
at the UMD water station for Grandma's Marathon on June 20.
For store hours, events, and merchandise visit http://www.umdstores.com.
Sale locations vary and some restrictions apply to sales listed.
KUMD is the official radio station of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival
through May 3. Tune in during Homegrown for live studio sessions during
the day and on “the Local” at 5 pm on Wed.
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.
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