Tuesday, May 4, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 14 | PDF



campus NEWS

academic NEWS

The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) announced the recipients of the 18th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards during a luncheon on April 21, 2010. Since 1993, the Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards have recognized small business owners who have dared to dream, taken a risk, and invested in the region. The 2010 recipients are: Micro-Entrepreneur: Up North Stone, Inc.—Michelle Gunderson and Angel Snidarich, Virginia; Emerging Entrepreneur: Dynamic Structural Steel—Jason Erickson, Proctor; Established Entrepreneur: Dockside Fish Market of Grand Marais—Shele and Harley Toftey, Grand Marais; Mature Entrepreneur: Disability Specialists, Inc.—Tom Ehrbright, Cook; and Innovation: S-O-S, Inc. On Line Leak Sealing—Jim Carter, Duluth. Other Recognition awards presented were: Entrepreneurial Leadership: Sandford C. Hoff and Entrepreneurial Acheivement: Jack H. LaVoy.

The following students have been selected to receive a Raymond W. Darland All-American Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year: Molly DeBrock, women's studies major and international peace studies major; Annmarie Fellers, unified early childhood major and early childhood special education major; and Josh Holmquist, community health education major, psychology minor. The scholarship program was established by Regent Emeritus Richard L.Griggs in honor of Provost Emeritus Raymond W. Darland. Scholarship criteria are academic achievement and leadership contributions to UMD. Each student will receive a $4,400 scholarship.

On April 20, 2010, Bich Than, a Ph.D., candidate in the University of Minnesota Toxicology Program, was awarded the Annette Boman Women’s Fellowship for Cancer Research by Dr. Lester R. Drewes, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical School-Duluth. Than received a certificate of award and a check for $3,000, and her name will be engraved on the Annette Boman Women’s Fellowship plaque, displayed in the Medical School. Read more at http://www.med.umn.edu/duluth/NewsReleases/2010/AnnetteBomanFellowshipAward/.

There will be two commencement ceremonies again this year. The UMD Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony is set for Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the UMD Romano Gym. The UMD Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony is set for Saturday, May 15 at noon at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC). Over 1,000 students are participating in the ceremony. Traffic Delays Expected: Faculty, students and their guests need to allow additional time when making their commencement travel plans. Major road construction begins May 3 on I-35 in Duluth from Boundary Avenue to Garfield Avenue, with one-lane traffic predicted to cause major backups.

A team of marketing students from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) took third place in the District 8 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) held in the Twin Cities on Saturday, May 1, 2010, beating out perennial powerhouses such as the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The team, consisting of students from the ADMAR club, was also the only one to walk away from the district competition with three separate awards. In addition to their overall third place award, the team won the “Best Media Strategy & Execution” award and one of the team members, Anthony Aguirre, won the award for “Best Male Presenter.” The National Student Advertising Competition is sponsored by AAF (American Advertising Federation). It is the world’s largest advertising pitch with over 150 colleges and universities representing 15 districts. The 8th District competition included teams representing universities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. The LSBE students prepared a comprehensive integrated marketing communications plan for State Farm Insurance. The team consisted of marketing students from LSBE and art and design students from the School of Fine Arts at UMD.

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"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 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.

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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.

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