Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 16 | PDF

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The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGRL) selected Duluth as the site of its 54th annual conference, set for May 2010. The Duluth proposal was developed and submitted by the UMD Center for Fresh Water Research and Policy, working with University and local partnerships, including UMD Large Lakes Observatory, NRRI, Minnesota Sea Grant, GLMRI, Minnesota DNR, Great Lakes Aquarium, MPCA, and the U.S. EPA. This is the first time since its inception in 1953 that the IAGRL annual conference will be held in Minnesota or anywhere on the shores of Lake Superior. For more information, see http://ecommunication.umn.edu/t/105423/674357/49703/0/.


CEHSP student Anna Hewitt is one of 12 students selected in the United States to attend Mobility International’s Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability Rights Leadership Program. Hewitt will travel to Costa Rica for 16 days this summer to take part in this prestigious leadership program. She is an active participant in the UMD Kirby Leadership Institute. Selection criteria included previous leadership experience, positive communication skills, and a commitment to disability rights.


On May 8, 2009, the Board of Regents approved the following individuals for promotion and tenure: John Hamlin, CLA, Soc/Anth, to Full Professor; Paul Kiprof, SCSE, Chemistry, to Full Professor; Duane Millslage, CEHSP, HPER, to Full Professor; Bruce Peckham, SCSE, Mathematics & Statistics, to Full Professor; Ted Pedersen, SCSE, Computer Science, to Full Professor; Justin Rubin, SFA, Music, to Full Professor.

Julie Ernst CEHSP, HPER, to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure; Trudie Hughes, CEHSP, Education, to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure; Rachel Inselman, SFA, Music, to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure; Bedassa Tadesse, LSBE, Economics, to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure; Mariana Waisman, SFA, Art & Design, to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure; Peter Willemsen, SCSE, Computer Science, to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure.


The following students have been selected to receive a Raymond W. Darland All-American Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year: Natalia Hart, Biology major, psychology and health education minors; Olivia Hedlund, Anthropology major and Spanish major; and Eleni Johnson, Women’s Studies major. The scholarship program was established by Regent Emeritus Richard L. Griggs in honor of Provost Emeritus Raymond W. Darland. Scholarship criteria are academic achievement and leadership contributions to UMD. Each student will receive a $4,700 scholarship.

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Wondering what you can do to help save the University some money AND help save our planet? Go green! UMD’s Office of Sustainability is launching a “Green Your Office” program, which gives practical tips about many topics related to sustainability including recycling, energy conservation, and ideas on how to reduce paper use, make better consumer choices, and host green events. Interested in starting discussion in your office? Contact the Office of Sustainability at sustain@d.umn.edu to schedule a presentation, and keep in touch with UMD sustainability news at www.addinguptozero.com


Join the UMD Alumni Association as we give back to the community and participate in the United Way’s Day of Caring. Volunteers will be cleaning up Memorial Park located in West Duluth at 5315 Grand Ave. starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Our tasks will be to weed, mulch, rake etc. so please bring work gloves, shovels, rakes and other appropriate yard tools if possible.

Call the UMD alumni office at 726-7164 or email alumni@d.umn.edu to receive more information and to volunteer with our UMD alumni group.


Join UMD at the Minnesota State Fair Thurs., Aug 27, Fri., Aug 28, and Sat., Aug 29. Stop by the UMD booth and learn more about UMD’s vibrant campus and programs. UMD is inside the UM Crossroads building on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street at the “Connect to the U” booth. Alumni, current students, future students and anyone else who has a UMD connection are welcome to stop by.

Departments and programs who would like to work at the fair booth should contact Cheryl Reitan, University Relations, creitan@d.umn.edu, 218-726-8996. The booth is open from 9 am - 9 pm. The Eni-gikendaasoyang Program/CEHSP, the Office of Disability Resources, and Admissions staff have already signed up. See: http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/09/statefair09.html.


UMD Market Day in the Plaza is held every Wednesday thru September 30 from 2-4:30 p.m. and features the farmer’s market, live music, and artist’s booths. UMD Stores offers specials during the Market Day that 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. to find out what’s happening at UMD Market Day in the Plaza each week. http://www.kumd.org.

Father’s Day specials include 30% off UMD Dad tees and crews and a free stamp with your Father’s Day card purchase. UMD Stores Summer Sidewalk Sale will be July 29 - August 2 in Kirby Plaza. Summer Cash for Books textbook buyback will be Thursday-Friday, July 20-31 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in front of UMD Stores lower level.

Online textbook reservations for Fall semester is now open and online textbook buyback is available 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 www.umdstores.com.


UMD is hosting a water station at Grandma’s Marathon this year. Look for us at the 15 mile marker! If you’re interested in volunteering, e-mail Teri Glembin, tglembin@d.umn.edu.


Stop by the KUMD booth at the UMD Alumni Association Hospitality tent next to Canal Park Lodge on Sat., June 20 from 8 am - 2 pm during Grandma’s marathon. KUMD will be playing music and handing out new bumper stickers, which include a peel-off coupon to redeem at an area bike and sports shop.

This week World Café features Here We Go Magic on Wed, June 17, Punk legend John Doe with the Sadies on Thurs, June 18, Piano-rockers Keane on Frid., June 19, and Old vs. New Music on Mon., June 22.

KUMD features live in-studio sessions including Northern Minnesota folk singer/songwriter Tim Fast on Fri., June 19 at 1pm.

The Sea Grant Files on Wednesday mornings at 7:45 am offers fresh news about fresh water. This Wednesday, June 17, Dr. Annie Cooper, a Sea Grant Legislative Fellow in the Senate Commerce Committee sub-committee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard, will talk about genetically modified organisms.

KUMD is the official radio station of this year’s Park Point Art Fair on June 27 and 28. Listen all next week for interviews and information about the local arts scene.

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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