Tuesday, September 22, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 2 | PDF

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UMD CO-HOSTS INT'L CONFERENCE
The Second China International Conference on Speech Therapy, co-hosted by the University of Minnesota Duluth, brought together speech-language pathologists and related clinical rehabilitation professionals in Beijing, July 27 - 29. The theme “clinical applications” permeated 28 presentations from 18 institutions, representing Australia, China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Attendees exchanged current information about the diagnosis and treatment of speech, hearing, language, and swallowing disorders. The co-sponsors of the conferences—the Chinese Medical Doctor Association and the Beijing Rehabilitation Medical Association, along with UMD—have agreed to hold a third conference in 2011.

Four faculty members and ten students from UMD presented at the conference. Representing UMD at the event were: Paul Deputy, dean of the College of Education and Human Service Professions; Mark Mizuko, professor and head, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (DCSD); Lynette Carlson, clinic director, DCSD; and Jolene Hyppa-Martin, instructor, DCSD. Seven UMD graduate students (Connie Beaumont, Cortney Bongard, Tracy Cutrone, Angela Heacock, Margaret Mork, Wendy Olson, Jana Smith and Danielle Visina) and two undergraduate students (Moriah Buck and Megan Mizuko) took part in the conference.

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EXTREME MAKEOVER
When Extreme Makeover: Home Edition announced they were building a home for a deserving family in the Twin Ports, dozens of UMD faculty, staff, students, and alumni volunteered. UMD folks joined hundreds of workers in the construction of a 2,300 sq. ft. home built for the Huber family in less than 100 hours. The show will be aired on Sun., Sept. 27 on ABC and features actress Patricia Heaton as the celebrity volunteer. For info on UMD volunteers see: www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/09/extreme.html.

INTERNATIONALLY AWARE
The UMD International Education Office has been mentioned in a national magazine. Alice Bier, director of the International Education Office, was quoted in the magazine International Educator in an article entitled “Attracting Faculty to Education Abroad.” She said, “Engaging our faculty in education abroad has helped us become an internationally aware and active university."

QUICKCARE CLINIC NOW OPEN
The QuickCare Clinic, a clinic for UMD employees, spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children, is now open from 8 am to 2:30 pm during the academic year. Contact them at www.d.umn.edu/quickcare/, qcare@d.umn.edu, and 726-8666 or visit 107 Kirby Student Center. No appointment is needed.

UMD STORES NEWS
A Brighter UMD Energy Event is held in UMD Stores EXPRESS through Sept. 29 with CFL light bulbs, desk lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, nightlights, holiday lights, and more - specially priced thorough Minnesota Power to save energy and money. Minnesota Power will make a donation to the U-Pass Program for every product purchased through Oct. 31.

UMD Market Day in the Plaza is held every Wednesday through Sept. 30 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm and features the farmer’s market, live music, and artist’s booths. Upcoming music performers are The Electron and Eric Rhame. 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.

UMD Stores has previous generation iPods for sale while supplies last.

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 at UMD Stores on the Tuesday after the game attended.

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.

UMD Stores now carries dorm and apartment supplies including microwaves, hot pots, dust busters, alarm clocks, blenders, and more.

Receive a free gift with a $25 purchase of “World of Good” merchandise, and get 25% off recycled tees and eco-green gifts from September 23-29 in UMD Stores street level.

UMD Stores Balloon Sale is Wednesday, October 14. Pop a balloon and get 25-80% off UMD wear and gifts.

UMD Stores is a proud sponsor of UMD Bulldog Athletics. The first 500 people at the UMD Homecoming game on October 17 will receive a free UMD Bulldogs mini-football.

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.

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