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Tuesday, January 26, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 8 | PDF

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UMD CHANCELLOR SEARCH
Nominations and applications for the UMD Chancellor’s position are now being accepted. For a complete description of the position see: http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/documents/UMDPositionProfile-FINAL.pdf

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
The UMD International Education Office announced scholarship recipients for students participating on J-term and Spring study abroad programs. Jaime Purkat and Callie Hidding received UM/ Australearn scholarships; Sarah J. Khoury, Alyson Coleman, and Aisha Beaty received Semester at Sea scholarships; Asha Moreland received a University Studies Abroad Consortium scholarship; and Arielle Schnurr received a Study Abroad Italy scholarship.

Dominic Amaral and Hana Dinku were each awarded the UM System-Wide scholarship. They were also both awarded the highly competitive Gilman International Scholarship, a national award that seeks to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The program encourages students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia.

Annette Mooney, McKayla Boelter, Brita Dahlquist, Arielle Schnur, Bailey Toland, Scott O' Tool, Kayla Rheingans, Metadel Abegaz, Cole Carlblom, Kirsten Pattison, and Niki Burger received the UM System-Wide scholarship. In addition, nine students received the UMD study abroad scholarship.


administrative NEWS

MORE BANDWIDTH

ITSS staff worked with the Office of Information Technology to arrange an increase in the amount of bandwidth available for UMD's connection to the Internet. On Dec. 22, UMD’s Internet feed doubled from 250 megabits per second to 500 megabits per second. This was split between
wireless and UMD Housing (300 megabits per second) and the rest of campus (200 megabits per second). ITSS expects students in Housing, in particular, to see a big improvement in their Internet service as a result.

KUMD: DOGS AND MEDALS
This week is Beargrease Week on KUMD. Listen to Coffee Break every day at 8:15 am for interviews leading up to the start of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Race on Jan. 31 and afterward as the race progresses.

KUMD will broadcast live from the Olympics in Vancouver presenting reports that highlight the efforts of UMD alumni and area athletes from Feb. 10 – 26.

For more info contact kumd@kumd.org.

NOMINATE A STUDENT
Nominations for National Student Employee of the Year are due by Feb. 15. Please fill out the form at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/studentjobs/nsew/ to nominate a student employee.

UMD STORES NEWS
Roses will be available in UMD Stores street level during Valentine week.

All pink UMD Wear will be 20% off and all jewelry and Valentine gifts will be 25% off, Feb. 10 – 16.

UMD Stores sponsors UMD Women's Hockey. Attend the Feb. 6 game at the DECC when UMD plays Minnesota and receive a free UMD hockey puck, while supplies last.

Do you really need a bag? Customers who don’t take a plastic bag can contribute to the charities Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women, UMD Office of Sustainability, and the COMPASS after school program at the YMCA.

Shop UMD Stores. Get rewards. Every dollar you spend at UMD Stores equals one point. Every time you hit 1,000 points, you’ll earn a $10 UMD Stores Gift Card. Sign up for UMD Stores Rewards at www.umdstores.com. Get 100 points just for signing up.

Online textbook buyback: Sell your books anytime at http://www.umdstores.com under "textbooks" and get free shipping. The bookstore has partnered with MBS Textbook Exchange, the nation's largest textbook wholesaler, to offer the best prices for used books.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. The bus departs daily from Kirby Student Center. Schedules are available at UMD Stores street level. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level or online at http://www.jeffersonlines.com.

For store hours, events, and merchandise visit http://www.umdstores.com.


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Faculty/Staff News --- This issue

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UMD EVENT PUBLICITY
There are many ways to get publicity for your UMD events: Currents faculty-staff newsletter, the WEB Calendar of Events, Business Announce E-mail, Department Web pages, News Releases, the UMD Home Page, advertisements, producing brochures, and advertising in the Statesman student newspaper. Information and policies can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/publications/publicizingevents.html.


UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Scheduling events? Make sure you post them on the web calendar: See the web pages http://www.d.umn.edu/events and http://www.d.umn.edu/currents/webcalhowto.html.
Don't forget, public events must be posted on the web calendar and sent to Currents before you can send out a UMD business announce message. For more information, contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or e-mail creitan@d.umn.edu.

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