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Welcome Back Students!

Hello from the Office of Student Life! Welcome back to campus, and I hope that you had a great break! If you are new to UMD, we're glad you are here.

As a reminder, this is the Bulldog update - the goal of this publication, expressly for students, provides you with a link to a weekly digest of information, events and activities. We love the electronic format because it is paperless and supports UMD's commitment to sustainability. And remember, the newsletters are archived at the Bulldog Update website!

It's easy for you to find, so please consider bookmarking the site. So now it's your turn - read up, jump in, and get engaged!

Wishing you success in the Spring semester,

Lisa Ann Erwin, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Student Life


Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, January 17 OR Wednesday, January 18
2 to 4 pm
SCC 22

Get immediate feedback on your resume, no appointment necessary! These 10-15 minute sessions are for students who already have a written resume and have reviewed the Resume Guidelines in the Career Handbook. You MUST bring a paper copy of your resume to the session, and then receive feedback from Career Services staff.

If you are a beginning resume writer, develop your resume prior to attending one of these sessions by using the Resume Writing section of the Career Handbook.

Dining for Success

Thursday, February 9, 2012
5:30 to 8 pm
Kirby Student Center Ballroom

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table?

Knowing proper social hour and table manners can be extremely important to your success in the business world. You may be called upon to use your dining skills at job interviews, meetings with your supervisor or clients, or in a networking session such as "Business After Hours" sponsored by a civic or service club. You may be surprised at just how many times you will be put into a situation where you will need to display your dining etiquette. Being knowledgeable and practiced, you will feel confident and at ease in any setting.

Learn how to professionally handle dining situations at the 2012 Dining for Success event. This tutorial dinner teaches students proper etiquette and manners needed to succeed. The event begins with a pre-dinner social with appetizers and beverage. The dinner is a multi-coursed meal followed with dessert and beverage.

This event is open to UMD students only and you must register in advance in GoldPASS. Cost per student is $20.

U of M Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, February 23, 2012
10 am - 4 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! Nearly 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni. The Fair is sponsored by the Career offices on all U of M campuses.

Registration fee (for the fair): $10 pre-register / $25 at the door. Credit/debit card only. Pre-register in GoldPASS until February 20th.

More information, attending recruiter list, and tips at www.umjobfair.org

We strongly suggest that you prepare for the fair prior to attending the fair.

UMD Career Services will provide a free bus from UMD to the Fair and back. You must sign up by Feb 17th in Career Services, 22 SCC. A $10 deposit will hold your seat and will be returned to you when you are on the bus. Registration for the event does not guarantee a seat on the bus.

Questions? Contact UMD Career Services at 218.726.7985 or carserv@d.umn.edu

Other Spring Job Fairs

Diversity Job & Internship Fair (St Cloud, MN) - January 27, 2012 - 1 to 4 pm

Spring 2012 Science and Engineering Career Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - January 31, 2012 - 10:30 am to 4:30 pm . Free Bus from UMD, $10 deposit required, sign up in Career Services (SCC 22) by Jan 26th

Environmental Career Fair (St Paul, MN) - February 1, 2012 - 1 to 5 pm

UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair XXXVI (Cedar Falls, IA) - February 3-5, 2012

Head of the Lakes Spring Job Fair (Superior, WI) - February 15, 2012 - 1 to 5 pm

Minnesota Education Job Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - April 23, 2012 - 10 am to 3 pm

Study Abroad 101

When: Every Wednesday during Spring Semester 2012
Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Where: KSC Room 311 (across from the DC)

Attend Study Abroad 101 and learn the basics of studying abroad at UMD. This is the first step you should take if you are planning on participating in a study abroad experience. This session is open to all students and there is no need for registration, just show up!

UMD Study in England Programme @ The University of Worcester Information Session

When: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time: 4-5 pm
Where: KSC 323 (across from the DC)

Gain detailed information on the UMD Study in England Programme including course offerings, calendar, accommodation, cost, and speak to faculty and past participants! Participants can earn liberal education credits in the following categories: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & the Cultural Diversity and International Perspective requirements. Students can also fulfill course requirements in many different subject areas from all of the colleges at UMD. For detailed program and course information students can visit the Study in England Programme website.

Opening celebration of the University of Minnesota Duluth's Confucius Institute

When: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 3pm
Where: Weber Music Hall
Performances by Carleton College's Chinese Music Ensemble and Gao Hong, a world-renowned Chinese Pipa Soloist, will highlight Chinese musical traditions. The concert is free and open to the public.

About the Confucius Institute: The Confucius Institute promotes the study of Chinese language and culture throughout NE Minnesota. It is a collaborative initiative between the University of Minnesota, the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, and Capital Normal University in Beijing. The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth is one of 67 in the United States and nearly 400 world-wide.

Gao Hong: http://www.chinesepipa.com/
Carleton College Music Ensemble: http://apps.carleton.edu/news/news/?story_id=713525

For more information contact the International Education Office ieo@d.umn.edu 218.726.8764

Faculty Artist Recital: Betsy Husby, cello and Alexander Chernyshev, piano

Sunday, January 29, 2012
3:00 pm
Weber Music Hall

Adult $10 • Senior $8 • Student FREE
Get tickets here.

Junior High Honor Choir Concert

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
4:00 pm
Weber Music Hall

FREE Admission (no tickets required)

Tuba Love

Monday, February 13, 2012
7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

Feb. 13 – Faculty Recital: Daniel W. Eaton, Tuba and Derek Bromme, Euphonium
Feb. 14 – Tuba/Euphonium Students Recital and the UMD Tubaphonium Ensemble

Adult $8 • Senior $7 • Student $5 • UMD Student $3 Get tickets here.

Faculty Artist Recital: Dr. Regina Zona, soprano and Dr. Kathleen Tagg, piano

Saturday, February 18, 2012
7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

"From Words to Music: Vocal Music Based on the Texts of Shakespeare and Goethe"

Adult $10 • Senior $8 • Student FREE Get tickets here

Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: Lake Wobegon® Brass Band

Sunday, February 19, 2012
3:00 pm
Weber Music Hall

Lake Wobegon® Brass Band celebrates its 20th year. Formed in 1992 to showcase the unique sound and stuyle of British brass bands, Lake Wobegon® is used by permission of Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio.

Adult $19 • Senior $17 • Student $5 (reserved seating) Get tickets here.


(MPAC Mainstage Theatre)
By William Gibson Directed by Lee Gundersheimer
February 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
February 12, 2012 @ 2 pm

In Tuscumbia, Alabama, an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind, deaf, and thus mute. This play, based on the true beginnings of Helen's life in the 1880s, shows the breakthrough from wild, raging undisciplined creature, to the freedom that Helen obtains from sign language taught by governess and teacher Anne Sullivan. Individual

Tickets: $6 - $18 (Prices include service fees.) Tickets: 218-726-8561 Get tickets here.


FEBRUARY 22, 2012 @ 7:30 PM
Marshall Performing Arts Center

Adapted from the Willa Cather novel by Allison Moore

This critically-acclaimed production chronicles the friendship between Jim Burden and a young Bohemian woman named Antonia as it blossoms in the windswept prairies of the American Midwest in their small town of Black Hawk, Nebraska. This award-winning adaptation of a favorite American novel by Willa Cather has captured hearts and minds across the Midwest.

Illusion Theater was founded in 1974 and presents its season on the 8th floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts in downtown Minneapolis. Since the beginning, Producing Directors Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris have led Illusion Theater in illuminating the illusions, myths, and realities of our times and in using the power of theater to catalyze personal and social change. In thirty-five years, Illusion has generated over 500 plays, developed thousands of artists, and created ground-breaking educational works. Plays developed at Illusion have been produced in theaters throughout the world. Illusion's work has catalyzed conversations in living rooms, kitchens, coffee houses, and board rooms, and has led to transformations in policy, in organizations, in students, and in individuals.

$18-adult, $13-senior/student, $8-child, $6-UMD student
Rush tickets available beginning 15 minutes before showtime
TICKETS: 218-726-8561 | Get tickets here.

Zenon Dance Company

(MPAC Mainstage Theatre)
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

Celebrating the innovative works of American choreographers, Zenon commissions and performs both modern and jazz works.

Since its first performance in 1983, Zenon Dance Company has grown to be one of the nation's premier contemporary dance companies. Celebrating the innovative works of American choreographers, Zenon commissions and performs both modern and jazz works created by emerging New York and Twin Cities choreographers as well as internationally renowned masters.

Zenon is not only unique in its artistic excellence as both a modern and jazz dance company, but also in its unparalleled distinction as a company of trained "teaching artists." The company is a pioneer in the field of dance education and has developed a dance residency emphasizing student creativity and self-esteem enhancement while incorporating the host schools' curriculum into the technique and artistry of dance. Zenon is strongly committed to working with diverse populations including students in the deaf/hard-of-hearing communities, students with physical disabilities, students with severe behavioral and emotional issues, and other special education students. In the past 5 years the company has conducted over 65 residencies in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, open and magnet schools, and neighborhood and community centers.

Tickets: 218-726-8561 - http://www.tickets.umn.edu