Everyone Should Know

Apply Now for 2012-13 Financial Aid

It's time to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for next year. To be considered for need-based grants, scholarships, or loans for 2012-13, apply by the priority deadline of February 15, 2012 (incoming freshmen) or April 15, 2012 (returning students) in order to receive maximum grant and loan funding. See our website for more information.

Summer Session Registration Begins March 1st

Getting back to the basics with UMD during the summer!

  • Take a course you couldn't fit in during fall and spring
  • Get ahead by focusing on a tough course
  • Stay on track for graduation

May Session: May 14-June 1
Summerr Session: June 4-July 27


2nd Annual CHAMP Day of Service

Saturday, April 21, projects located at various site in the Duluth community from 10:00am-4:00pm
Registration open March 5 - 30

This spring the Office of Civic Engagement will be holding its second annual CHAMP Day of Service. This community day provides an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to give back to the Duluth community by working on a number of site-based projects with local organizations. Registration opens March 5; groups and individuals are welcome to register. Visit our website for more information.
Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor



Thursday, March 8
10am - 6pm
Kirby Ballroom (3rd floor Kirby Student Center)

Graduation can be an exciting transitional time for you. It's a time of anticipation and new beginnings as you go from student to graduate. We at UMD Stores strive to make the graduation process as easy as possible by providing information and a wide range of graduation services during GRAD FAIR 2012.

You can purchase your caps, gowns, hoods, tassels, diploma frames, and generic announcements* at a 20% discount on Thursday, March 8, during GRAD FAIR 2012 only. (*This discount does not apply to personalized announcements.)

Personalized announcements and UMD class rings may be purchased at the Jostens booth during Grad Fair. All UMD class rings will be on sale with prices starting as low as $299. (Lustrium silver plated finish). Other metal options available and sale priced as well.

If you are unable to attend this event, visit http://www.umdstores.com and receive 20% off online graduation regalia orders Thursday, March 8, 2012. (ONE DAY ONLY)

Students who attend GRAD FAIR 2012 can take care of graduation planning needs while exploring dozens of graduation-related exhibits where they can: -

  • Pick up a cap & gown (Grad students: sign up for hoods and pre-pay to receive 20% off) -
  • Order personalized graduation announcements and select a college ring
  • Save on diploma frames
  • Check out great graduation wear and gift ideas
  • Get information about financial aid exit interviews
  • Join the Alumni Association
  • Make hotel reservations for your guests
  • Job search assistance and resume evaluations
  • Have your photo taken with Champ

Be sure to talk with our Grad Fair vendors about ideas for your graduation celebration, post-college planning, and register for prizes!

GRAD FAIR 2012 VENDORS* UMD Stores, Jostens, University Frames, UMD Exit Counseling, UMD Career Services, UMD Continuing Education, UMD Financial Aid & Registrar, UMD Print Shop, UMD Commencement Info, UMD Athletics, Champ, UMD Alumni Association, UMD Multicultural Center & GLBT Services, UMD Recreational Sport Outdoor Program, UMD Center for Economic Development, Visit Duluth, Coca Cola, Liberty Mutual, Apple Computer, KUMD - The Basement, Maurices, TCF Bank, U.S. Bank - Kenwood, Wells Fargo Bank - Kenwood, Cub Foods, Super One Foods, UMD Catering, Clyde Iron Works, Saffron & Grey, Spirit Mountain, AAA Travel, Jefferson Bus Lines, Sheraton Duluth Hotel/Restaurant 301, & more! (*vendors subject to change)

Connecting Duluth: Bicycle and Pedestrian Path Update

Thursday, March 1, 6 to 9 p.m.
Griggs Center

The goals for this event are to inform Duluth residents and students about ongoing bike and pedestrian projects, receive input about specific improvements, and engage residents and students to help support ongoing bike and pedestrian initiatives.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement.

Expressions of Home Creative Contest

UMD's Office of Civic Engagement is partnering to host the 2nd Annual Expressions of Home Creative Contest, which will help raise awareness of poverty and homelessness in the Twin Ports Area. We will be showcasing the submissions at an Art Expo and Silent Auction Fundraiser in April to raise funds and support for "Heading Home St. Louis County—Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness" and Community Connect, formerly known as Project Homeless Connect.

You can join in this initiative this spring semester by participating in the Expressions of Home Creative Contest through writing, artistic design, musical talents, or video production based around the question,"What does home mean to you?" We want to involve students with various artistic talents, and this is a great way to embrace creativity and community engagement. Visit this link to read the complete contest description or find the entry forms.

Questions? Contact Alyssa Peoples at apeoples@d.umn.edu or 218-726-7758

Film: "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe" followed by a discussion on the film's topics

Tuesday, March 6, 5:00-7:00pm
Life Science 175

A moving examination of the life and work of William Kunstler, considered one of America's most "beloved and hated" lawyers in America. Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, William Kunstler's daughters, reveal their father's story through his many cases ranging from his fight for civil rights and free speech to representing mafia bosses and accused terrorists. This film is hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement. More information can be found at: http://www.pbs.org/pov/disturbingtheuniverse/

JUGGLER & Comedian: Nick Pike!


Free for UMD students

"You have great stage presence, you're funny, you're fun to watch you have great composure. You are truly an entertainer!" – Howie Mandel America's Got Talent Season 5

"Family and Friends". Annual Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week at UMD, Feb. 27-March 2, 2012

Monday, February 27th- Bohannon 90, 7-8:30pm.
"Understanding Eating Disorders and how to support someone who is suffering"
Keynote Speaker, Kitty Westin. . Kitty Westin will share the story of her daughter, Anna Westin, who after living with an eating disorder for 5 years, ended her own life. Kitty will leave participants with a basic understanding of eating disorders; the treatment and recovery process from an eating disorder; and how to best support a loved one who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder.
Sponsored by The Commission on Women; The Department of Psychology; The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; the Women's Resource and Action Center; The Psychology Club; The Emily Program; and UMD Health Services. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, February 28th: Montague 80, 9-10:30am
"Family and Friends": Documentary Viewing and Panel Discussion.
Panel discussion based on the documentary, "Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family".
Sponsored by The Department of Psychology, The Emily Program and UMD Health Services.

Wednesday, February 29th: Kirby 268. 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Film, "Killing Us Softly"
Followed by an optional discussion about how to support someone you are concerned about, as indicated below.
Sponsored by WRAC, the Women's Studies Department, and UMD Health Services.

Wednesday, February 29th: Kirby 268. 1:00-2:00pm.
"How to Help a Friend"
Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, Counselor at UMD Health Services. Are you concerned that a friend, family member, or roommate may have an eating disorder? Attend this workshop for information on how to support someone that you are concerned about.

Thursday, March 1:Multicultural lounge. 12-1:30pm
Documentary Viewing. "Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family".

Spring Break Blast

A two week session consisting of two fitness classes a day to kick off a healthy spring break!
Monday, Feb. 27th-Friday, Mar. 9th
Cost: $15 for all including Group Fitness pass holders. Cost includes T-Shirt.

Basics of Speedskating

Join us as we team up with the Duluth Speed- skating Club to learn about the fun and fast sport of speedskating. You'll learn about the equipment and techniques in this unique sport and get the chance to try it out for your- self. No speedskating experience necessary.
Wednesday, February 29, 7-9pm
Register By: Noon, February 28 W
e Provide: Skates. You Provide: Hockey Skates (if you have them), Warm Clothes Meet: At the "Trailhead" in the Sports and Health Center Lobby
Cost: $4 UMD Students/ $8 Others

14th Annual Outdoor Gear Swap

Join the UMD Outdoor Educators Club at their 14th Annual Outdoor Gear Swap/Fun- draiser. Bring your outdoor gear to sell dur- ing the drop off times, and/or come to the sale and take advantage of some great deals! Gear to help people enjoy the outdoors will be sold by students, community members and local businesses. 15% of the sale price is taken to promote outdoor education.

Friday, March 2, 3-7pm
Saturday, March 3, 8-9am
SALE (Open to everyone): Saturday, March 3, 9:30am-Noon Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 135

Study Abroad 101

12-12:30 pm
KSC 311 (across from the DC)

You're invited to TEA TIME!

Learn about UMD's Study in England Programme
Thursday, March 1st from 1–3pm
Kirby Lounge (Behind the info desk).

Come enjoy: tea, treats, talk of travel, trivia and tea-time
shirts for raffle

UMD International Education Office (218) 726-8764 | www.d.umn.edu/ieo

Sponsored by TCF Bank

UMD Study in England Programme Information Session

Thursday, March 1
4-5 pm
KSC 323 (across from Dining Center)

Attend the UMD Study in England Programme information session to learn more about the exciting opportunity to study at the University of Worcester for the 2012-2013 Academic Year and live in the heart of England! Hear from the program coordinator about program details, the UMD faculty who teach courses in the program, and past participants who will tell you why participating in this program will be the best year of your life!

Beginners Resume Writing Workshop

Monday, February 27, 2012
4 to 5 pm
SCC 120 (by the front doors)

We will go over the basics of how to write a resume. Key concepts include: function, format, content and any other questions students may have.

Beginning LinkedIn Workshop

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
4 to 5 pm
SCC 22

Come learn about the benefits of using this powerful tool to connect with people who may help you with your job search. Start developing your profile at the workshop; staff will be available to help you (bring your laptop.)

Ready for the next step? See LinkedIn Drop-in Hours on March 1st listed below.

Intern Abroad Workshop

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
4 to 5 pm
SCC 42

Ever wanted to work or intern internationally? Learn about the search process and other resources that will make your once-in-a-lifetime experience successful.

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, February 28 OR Wednesday February 29, 2012
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.

Ameriprise Financial Information Session

Thursday, March 1, 2012
5:30 to 7 pm
LSBE 165

Learn more about the organization and meet company representatives. Refreshments will be served.

Is Graduate School Right For You? Workshop

Thursday, March 1, 2012
4 to 5 pm
SCC 42

Thinking about graduate or professional school? Join us to learn more about what degrees are available to you and which might be most appropriate for you. You will get information on planning for grad school, what it takes to be a good candidate, and the steps in the application process.

LinkedIn Drop-in Hours

Thursday, March 1, 2012
2 to 4 pm
SCC 22

So you've heard about LinkedIn, and even developed a LinkedIn profile, now what's the next step? Come to our NEW LinkedIn Drop-in Hours! Our staff will give you immediate feedback and suggestions on your current profile.

Similar to our Resume Drop-in Hours, no appointment is needed for these 10-15 minute sessions. Bring your laptop! (Please see us if you do not have a laptop available.)


By Euripides
Translated by Alistair Elliot
Directed by Ann Aiko Bergeron

March 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
March 25, 2012 @ 2 pm MPAC
Dudley Experimental Theatre

This classical tale of betrayal, passion and unbridled revenge probes the darkest recesses of the caves of jealously. When Jason leaves Medea for a younger wife, how far will she go to find her personal "justice"? MEDEA is a compelling psychological tragedy that is timeless in its themes, and forces us to confront our own darker side.
(Recommended for ages 14 and up.)

Individual Tickets: $6 - UMD Student, $13 - Senior/Student & $18 - Adult (Prices include service fees.) 2 for 1 on Tues., 3/20 for UMD Students/Faculty/Staff
Tickets: 218-726-8561 (Limited seating, reserve now. Rush Tickets start 15 minutes before showtime)
Ticket link

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

UMD Theatre in collaboration with UMD Symphony Orchestra
April 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
April 22, 2012 @ 2 pm

Tickets: 218-726-8561
Ticket link

Junior High Honor Band Concert

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
3:30 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center

Mark Whitlock, coordinator Daniel W. Eaton, conductor
FREE admission
For more information: 218-726-8877

Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: John Fedchock's New York Sextet

Friday, March 2, 2012
7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

This sextet is comprised of New York City's jazz elite. Come see these internationally recognized players with a list of credits that reads like a who's-who of the jazz world.

Adult $19 • Senior $17 • Student $5 (reserved seating)
Tickets: 218-726-8877
Ticket link

Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Concert

Saturday, March 3, 2012
5:00 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center

Jazz Ensemble I • Ryan Frane, conductor
Jazz Ensemble II • Tom Pfotenhauer, conductor

Adult $12 • Senior $10 • Student $7 • UMD Student $5
Tickets: 218-726-8877
Ticket link

University Singers & Chamber Singers

Sunday, March 4, 2012
3:00 pm
Weber Music Hall

University Singers • Stanley R. Wold, conductor
Concert Chorale • Tina Thielen-Gaffey, conductor

UMD alumni and the UMD Department of Music honor former UMD Choral Director Dr. Vernon Opheim who taught choral music and conducted at UMD from 1972-1992. Approximately 45 former students of Opheim's, will join the current University Singers, under the direction of Stanley R. Wold, professor, Department of Music, to sing "Let Us Break Bread Together" a song that Opheim arranged. The piece will not only act as a tribute to Opheim, it will also launch a scholarship: the UMD Dr. Vernon Opheim Choral Scholarship.

Adult $8 • Senior $7 • Student $5 • UMD Student $3
Tickets: 218-726-8877
Ticket link

UMD Graduate Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

UMD Graduate Percussion Ensemble Gene Koshinski, director

Adult $8 • Senior $7 • Student $5 • UMD Student $3
Tickets: 218-726-8877
Ticket link