Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 14| PDF

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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 in Change.”

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 at www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba, or call 726-7889.

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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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.

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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