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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 * Volume 28, Number 2 | PDF

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UMD ENROLLMENT
Projected freshmen enrollment at UMD this year is 2,830, which includes 2,350 freshman (of which 90 percent live on campus) and 480 transfer students. Projected total enrollment is estimated at 11,825 students, up nearly 2 percent from last year.

MSW AWARD
The UMD Department of Social Work announced the first recipient of the MSW Field Supervisor Civic Engagement/Outstanding Service Award ­— Tracy Litman, MSW, LICSW. Litman, a 1993 alumna of the MSW Program, was nominated by two MSW program alumni, Shelly Plude, MSW, and Laura Hoffarth, MSW. Litman provided field supervision to both Plude and Hoffarth, as well as other MSW students over the last 16 years.

INDIAN CHILD WELFARE
The third annual Summer Institute in American Indian Child Welfare was held at Leech Lake Reservation, in July 2010. The UMD Department of Social Work program, the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies, sponsored the program to help tribal child welfare workers, administrators, and students develop cutting-edge, tribal-based, child welfare practice skills.

FASD CERTIFICATE
UMD’s Continuing Education (CE) now offers a certificate program in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). This new program is a three-course series and is offered online. The series is designed to be completed in one year. It may be taken as an undergraduate certificate or as a graduate certificate. For info, contact: email Suzan Gonia, or call 218-726-8149.


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UMD STORES
A Brighter UMD Energy Event will continue through September 28 in UMD Stores Express. CFL light bulbs, desk lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, and more are specially priced through Minnesota Power to save energy and money. Minnesota Power will make a donation to the U-Pass Program for every product purchased through October 31.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level.

UMD Stores is participating in fundraising for the American Heart Association Heart Walk on September 25 by selling red “hearts." Proceeds will benefit the local chapter of the American Heart Association.

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.

Shoppers can support local charities through the UMD Stores “Wooden Nickel Program” when they don’t take a plastic bag. Reusable bags and back packs are available for purchase at UMD Stores and plastic bag recycling containers are located at each entrance.

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

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

KUMD NEWS
KUMD presents the Fall Membership Drive from Sept. 24-Oct. 3. All staff, students, and faculty are welcome to join the community in volunteering to answer phones at this crucial time. The event involves lots of people, food, and fun. Email Ira at isalmela@kumd.org to receive information about a short orientation during the week of Sept. 20.


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UMD EVENT PUBLICITY
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UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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