Tuesday, September 8, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 1 | PDF

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The new education building, located in the former School of Business and Economics, has been named Education Endazhi-gikinoo’amaading. Faculty and students have begun using the newly remodeled building this fall. The abbreviation for the building is EduE but CEHSP Dean Paul Deputy is encouraging all UMD students, faculty and staff to learn the pronounciation: Endazhi-gikinoo’amaading (En DAH zhee - GEEK in noo - ah mah DING). The new name was chosen, not only to honor the history, culture, traditions, and contributions of the Ojibwe people to Minnesota, but also to confirm UMD’s commitment to training American Indian educators.

The 34th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas was held July 26-28 in downtown Duluth. The conference was co-sponsored by the UMD Department of Social Work and UMD Continuing Education. This year’s theme was Diverse Populations: Challenges for Rural Social Work in the 21st Century. One-hundred and thirty rural human service leaders representing 24 states and Canada attended. This was only the second time this conference has been held in Minnesota. See pictures of the conference from the Rural Caucus website at http://www.ruralsocialwork.org/.

A number of UMD Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) web pages were reviewed and rated by the U.S. Department of Energy and listed for use as a Technology Supported Learning (TSL) resources by DOE staff. UMD’s EHS website was classified as one of the top 25 among U.S. research universities by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health publication National Academies NIOSH Program Review: Health Hazard Evaluations, it included UMD as an example of an outstanding program. UMD’s website was also noted by the TSL index review for its user-friendly design, content, and technical features. For more info, see UMD’s EHS website http://www.d.umn.edu/ehso.

administrative NEWS

UMD’s Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin announced she will step down as chancellor on July 31, 2010. Martin became the first female chancellor in the University of Minnesota system in August 1995. Under her leadership UMD has undergone an unprecedented period of growth in size, academic stature, and program development.

The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award recognizes the college football coach in each NCAA division that best demonstrates sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility, and excellence.
UMD's football coach Bob Nielson is in the running for this award. The winning coach receives $50,000 to donate to charity and if Nielson wins, the UMD Alumni Association will receive a $20,000 grant for student scholarships.
To cast a vote, visit www.coachoftheyear.com. Follow the links for Division II and feel free to vote every day starting Sept. 14.

Minnesota Sea Grant’s Toward Sustainable Tourism booklet won a 2009 APEX award for publication excellence in the one-of-a-kind scientific and environmental publications category. APEX awards recognize achievements in graphic design, editorial content, and overall communications quality. In its 40 pages, Toward Sustainable Tourism explores the ingenuity and efforts applied to sustainable tourism in Chile, New Zealand, and Australia. The results of fact-finding treks by the author and former tourism and recreation extension educator, Glenn Kreag, are described along with insights into ways a sustainable tourism culture can be generated within a community and within a country. Graphic artist Sally Rauschenfels designed the free award-winning interactive Web publication, which is also available in print form from Minnesota Sea Grant.

Will faculty allow students to miss class, tests, and deadlines? Will UMD wind up like other universities where one percent of the student body has H1N1 during the first week of school? Be prepared! This flu season is likely to bring some unusual challenges. See UMD’s comprehensive website on Emergency Preparedness for updates. http://www.d.umn.edu/emergency/

UMD is offering an advanced engineering degree to residents of Minnesota’s Iron Range -— the Iron Range/UMD Graduate Engineering Education Program. These upper division/graduate engineering courses are designed to meet the needs of unemployed professionals. The offerings are aimed at people interested in an engineering career as well as engineers who need to maintain a license, upgrade engineering skills, or broaden areas of employability.
Classes in the Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Master of Environment Health and Safety Degree are being held at the Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in Virginia, MN. Program organizers will offer 6-8 courses every academic year. Iron Range students will also have access to additional related courses offered on the UMD campus and to ITV and on-line courses.
The program is being coordinated through the UMD Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) in conjunction with the Arrowhead University Consortium, with financial support provided by the Iron Range Higher Education Committee.
Students can find an application and receive general information through the UMD Continuing Education office or by contacting SCSE at 726-7506. More information is available at http://www.d.umn.edu/scse/IR_GradEng/

MN Sea Grant is sending out regular “tweets” through the social networking site, Twitter.

Three dates have been set for UMD faculty and staff or others in need of a photo. Please see UMD photographer Brett Groehler in 302 Darland Administration Building on the following days: Thurs. Sept. 10 from 2-4 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 18 from 9 a.m.-noon. No appointment is necessary during these times. Ask your department if your photo is needed and for what purpose. Please bring along your billing information and the name(s) of the person to whom the photos will be sent. There is a small charge for this service. For information contact Brett Groehler at bgroehle@d.umn.edu or call 726-7115.

This fall, UMD will welcome new international students from over 20 countries: Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Pakistan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan and Vietnam. International Student Services is looking for furniture, rides, holiday invitations, and other assistance for some of these students. If you could help, or would like more information, please contact, Trisha O’Keefe, 726-7531 or pokeefe@d.umn.edu.

UMD’s enrollment of first-year students is anticipated at 2,150, with nearly 90 percent of freshmen living on campus. Total enrollment is estimated at 11,300 students (approximately the same as last year), with 500 new transfer students.

Fill the stands with gold! Purchase a gold 2008 UMD football championship tee for $9.99 and $4 from each tee sale goes to Make-A-Wish®. Wear gold to every UMD game to cheer on the Bulldogs and show your school spirit!
Touchdown Tuesdays. Get 5% off UMD wear and gifts for every UMD touchdown during home games up to 30% off. Discount is good the Tuesday after the game attended at UMD Stores. Save your UMD football, soccer, and volleyball game tickets and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts the Saturday and Sunday of the game attended at UMD Stores.
UMD Stores now carries dorm and apartment supplies including microwaves, hot pots, dust busters, alarm clocks, blenders, and more.
Textbook returns will be in UMD Stores EXPRESS (109 Kirby Plaza) September 8-11 and 14-15 from 8 am - 4 pm. Get cash for your books September 9-11 from 8 am - 4 pm in Kirby Student Center.
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.

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