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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 12 | PDF

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2010 FACULTY AWARDS
A number of faculty members at UMD will be recognized at a special campus reception on Mon., May 3 in Griggs Center.

Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award. This honor is given each year to a faculty member who has made contributions to the teaching mission of UMD that are of extraordinary quality. Recipient is Bruce Peckham, professor, Mathematics & Statistics, Swenson College of Science and Engineering.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award. Faculty members who receive this award are honored for their excellence in research, scholarly contributions to their field and for their dedication to student research in education. Recipient is Joseph Gallian, professor, Mathematics & Statistics, Swenson College of Science and Engineering.

Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards are given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students. This year's recipients include: Marian Colman, instructor, Art & Design, School of Fine Arts; Jennifer Jones, associate professor, Sociology/Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts; Carol Kivi, instructor, psychology, College of Education and Human Service Professions; Bruce Peckham, professor, Mathematics & Statistics, Swenson College of Science and Engineering; Rajiv Vaidyanathan, professor, Marketing, Labovitz School of Business and Economics.

Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award. This award is given annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Fine Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values. Recipient is Alison Aune, associate professor, Art and Design, School of Fine Arts

Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education: This is a University of Minnesota System Award and is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by collegiate units in their quest to identify excellence in graduate education. Recipient is Kang James, professor, Mathematics and Statistics, Swenson College of Science and Engineering.

UMD RECEIVES ADDY AWARDS
UMD was in the spotlight at the 34th annual ADDY® Awards Show hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Duluth/Superior (AAF D/S) on Mar. 5.

WestmorelandFlint received two awards for the work they created for UMD's Office of Admissions. They received a Gold ADDY Award in the category of Collateral Material, for the Residence Life Poster and a Silver ADDY Award in the category of Collateral Material for the Multicultural Brochure and Inserts.

One UMD student, Danielle Rhodes, received two Student Addy awards: the second place award of $500 for a design project titled Center Magazine and the third place award of $250 for a Kirby Program Board poster about a discussion group titled Let’s Talk About Sex.

STUDENT AWARDS
The UMD Student Awards reception will be held on Sat., Apr. 11 at 11:30 am in the Kirby Ballroom. These awards recognize outstanding leadership in students on campus, including the prestigious Sieur Du Luth Award. These awards also recognize outstanding staff, faculty, and advisors and their work with students. The 2010 Recipients Are: Outstanding Staff, Karen Stromme; Outstanding Academic Advisor, Clay Carter; Outstanding Faculty, Joseph Artim and John Dahl; Outstanding Student Organization Advisor, Steven Berry and Dan Glisczinski; Outstanding Student Organization, International Club; Outstanding Community Service, Shawn Bennett, Rachael Johnson, Megan Mizuko, Yvonne Nassuna, and Heather Thompson; Siggelkow Award, Alex Rugowski; Featherman Award, Chris Davila and Micca Leider; Leadership Award, Lacey Solheid; Bulldog Awards, David Cowardin, Josh Gillson, Shawn Grund, and Ranae Lantry; Sieur Du Luth Award, Thomas DeMinico and Justin Hauschild; Arrowhead Awards, Alpha Phi Omega, Shawn Bennett, Eric Branson, Chris Dwyer, Phil Gill, and Josh Gillson; Association of Childhood Education International, Annemarie Fellers, Stephanie Fisher, Amy Kidrowski, and Amber Wolf; Attitudes Dance Association, Amber Burns, Bryan Burns, Ashley Klatte, Nicole Sax, and Heather Tollefson; Communication Club, Kristina Borich, Rachel Brewster, Kristen Krebs, Holly Nelson, and Taylor Wallentine; Gamma Sigma Sigma, Rachael Johnson, Kelsey Lingle, Megan Mizuko, Yvonne Nassuna, and Heather Thompson; Phi Sigma Sigma, Shannon McCabe, Desiree Sanzone, Cedar Schimke, Kristin Spencer, and Staci Yorks; and Student Association, Andy Blackwell, Victor de Meireles, Kara Hargesheimer, Justin Hauschild, and Liz Olson.

WILLIAMS INSTITUTE SMALL GRANTS
The Williams Institute’s Small Research Grants program is designed to encourage new empirical research focused on the LGBT population. Applicants from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including social sciences like economics, sociology, demography, social psychology, law, and public policy are encouraged to apply. The application information can be found at http://www.law.ucla.edu/WilliamsInstitute/SmallGrantsProgram_2010.html. Contact Naomi Goldberg at goldbergn@law.ucla.edu for further information.


administrative NEWS

STORMWATER POLLUTION UPDATE
A UMD Sustainability and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Update will be held on Wed. Apr. 21 in Library Rotunda. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am with program from noon-1 pm. Public comments and concerns are welcome. The UMD Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program is available for review at http://www.d.umn.edu/outreach/stormwater or in DAdB 241, Facilities Management. For more information, contact Candice Richards at 726-8261, or e-mail crichar1@d.umn.edu.

KUMD
KUMD needs phone volunteers for their upcoming spring membership drive, Apr. 9-18. Contact Ira “Mimmu” Salmela at 726-7181 or isalmela@kumd.org for more information.

"World Café": Listen weekday afternoons from 3-5 pm for an eclectic mix of contemporary music and live performances and interviews.

Listen to KUMD’s newest arts program every Wednesday at 4 pm and again Thursday mornings at 7:45 am.

Listen to the "The Local," every Wednesday at 5pm where Starfire brings you new music, old favorites, interviews, and a calendar of local happenings.

For more info visit, http://www.kumd.org or contact kumd@kumd.org.

UMD STORES NEWS
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.

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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