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.
SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN SERVICES
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/.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
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.
CHANCELLOR MARTIN TO RETIRE
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.
VOTE FOR COACH OF THE YEAR
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.
SEA GRANT BOOKLET WINS
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/
IRON RANGE/UMD GRADUATE ENGINEERING EDUCATION PROGRAM
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/
SEA GRANT ON TWITTER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 726-7115.
WELCOME INT'L STUDENTS
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 email@example.com.
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,
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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