Jessica Gary, a student in the Geological Science master degree program
and research assistant with the Large Lakes Observatory has been awarded
the SMART Scholarship (Science, Math, and Research for Transformation)
to pursue her Ph.D. on the UMD campus in the UM Geophysics/Geology program.
The Department of Defense Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL),
which is a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Engineer
Research and Development Center (ERDC) is Gary’s sponsor. Gary’s
advisers are Steve Colman and Nigel Wattrus.
GRAD RECEIVES FULBRIGHT
Sarah Willis, a recent UMD graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright English
Teaching Assistantship in Germany for 2009-2010. Sarah received her B.A.
in German Studies and International Studies, with a minor in music, in
December 2008. This semester she has been working in Berlin for a program
called Germany-meets-Turkey: A Forum for Young Leaders.
RHETORICAL STUDIES RESEARCH
Faculty in the UMD Department of Writing Studies with faculty in the Department
of Communication have established the first Duluth-based Graduate School
Interdisciplinary Research Group in Rhetorical Studies. The group has
won a second Institute for Advanced Study grant to continue work in rhetorical
studies. These faculty have been meeting for four years discussing their
research and cutting-edge research in the field. Faculty include David
Beard (convenor), Kenneth Marunowski, David Gore, Michael Pfau, Elizabeth
Nelson, and Juli Parrish with Mark Huglen (UM Crookston).
Volunteers are needed for both the Graduate Program Ceremony at 7 pm on
Thurs., May 14 in the Romano Gymnasium and the Bachelor’s Degree
Ceremony at noon on Sat., May 16 in the DECC Arena. Volunteers are needed
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 DAdB.
If interested, call Lucy Kragness at 726-6176.
MENTORS/STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Penny Cragun and Judy Bromen from the Office of Disability Resources and
Trudie Hughes from the Department of Education piloted a program of faculty
mentoring of 11 students with disabilities. Participating faculty included:
Paul Bates, Steve Castleberry, Georgia Keeney, Paul Kiprof, Kathryn Milun,
Gerry Nierengarten, Mark Nierengarten , Amy Versnik Nowak, Helen Rallis,
Shannon Stevenson, Rajiv Vaidyanathan, and James Vizanko. Faculty interested
in faculty mentoring next year are invited to contact Disability Resources.
STUDY ABROAD SUMMER 2009
The UMD International Education Office is sponsoring 10 faculty led study
abroad programs during the May and Summer session 2009. Art, Archaeology,
History, and Mythology in Greece will be led by Ron Marchese and Alexis
Pogorelskin. Business and Economics in China will be led by Dahui Li.
Communications in Hawaii will be led by Mike Sunnafrank. Communication
Sciences and Disorders Conference in China will be led by Mark Mizuko.
Education in Northern Ireland will be led by Molly Minkkinen and Kim Riordan.
Geology in Iceland will be led by Howard Mooers. Language and Culture
in Germany will be led by Michael Mullins. Language and Culture in China
will be led by Zhuangyi Liu. Microbiology in Poland will be led by Conrad
Firling. Teaching in Korea will be led by Jiyoon Yoon.
FRESHMEN OUTDOOR TRIPS
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program is again offering Freshman Outdoor
Trips August 31- September 3, and need faculty and staff to participate.
Faculty or staff will be paired with one or two trained student leaders.
The Outdoor Program leader coordinates all of the logistical detail and
instruction. Faculty and staff come along to interact with new students.
The trip provides freshmen an opportunity to start at UMD with a better
understanding of college life, learn that faculty/staff are great people,
and they discover wonderful outdoor opportunities.
For more information visit http://www.umdrsop.org/(RSOP%20Web)/Outdoor_Trips/first_year_student_f08.html
or call Tim Bates at 726-8743.
Upcoming In-Studio Sessions include Rachael Kilgour, Desdamona,
Carnage, and Bill Mike at noon on May 15, and The Nite Owls at 1 pm on
May 15. The Owls play a concert that night at Beaner’s Central.
On May 13, Jeff Gunderson, extension professor for the Minnesota Sea Grant
College Program at UMD, will talk about the VHS virus found in fish in
the lower Great Lakes.
Coffee Break at 8:15 am features Daryl Yankee, executive director of Habitat
for Humanity, on May 13. Daryl will talk about a bike to work and a groundblessing
event coming up May 15 and 16. Nevada Littlewolf, the White House project’s
rural leadership field organizer and Virginia City Council member will
talk about “Iron Range Women Take the Political Lead,” a political
leadership training program on May 15. Aaron Brown , the spokesperson
for Dylan Days, talk on May 15 about the annual celebration honoring Bob
Dylan in his hometown, Hibbing, Minn.
Listen live On-line at www.kumd.org
or on the radio 103.3FM. To contact KUMD email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 726-7181.
UMD Market Day in the Plaza opens on May 20 from 2 to 4:30 pm and is held every Wed. until
Sept. 30 at the Kirby Bus Hub. Market Day in the Plaza features the Farmer's Market, live music and artist's booths. UMD Stores specials during the UMD Market Day in the Plaza include 1/2-price fountain pop and selected hot beverages and 20% off one regularly priced item when using the black UMD reusable bags. (Some exclusions apply.) UMD Stores will give away 20 black UMD reusable bags each Wednesday through the summer.
Visit http://www.umdstores.com or listen to KUMD 103.3 fm on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. http://www.kumd.org to find out what's happening at UMD Market Day in the Plaza each week. Growers for the Farmer's Market can contact Leah Nelson of the Sustainable Farming Association
at 940-2138. Artists can contact Teri Glembin at email@example.com or 726-6507. For more info and to view a list of vendors, go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket.
For general info, contact Lita Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 726-7822.
UMD Stores Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held July 29 - August 2 in Kirby
Plaza. Summer Cash for Books textbook buyback will be June 5 and July
20-31 from 8 am - 3 pm in front of UMD Stores lower level.
Receive 30% off of Grad wear: tees, crews, ties and off of Mom, Dad, and
Grandparent tees through May 15.
UMD Stores will donate a portion of the price of selected pink items to
St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center in Duluth. Use the UMD reusable
tote bag for 10 purchases and get entered in a drawing for monthly prizes.
UMD Stores supports UMD’s “Adding Up To Zero” initiative,
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.
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