Everyone Should Know

CHAMP Day of Service

Saturday April 21
Registration open until March 30
Free t-shirt guaranteed for first 300 to register
Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, organized by the Office of Civic Engagement

CHAMP Day of Service is a one-day opportunity for hundreds of UMD students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni to do volunteer projects throughout Duluth community organizations. Individuals and groups are encouraged to register. On our web page you can view available volunteer projects and list your preferences in your online registration. On April 21 there will be a 9 a.m. rally and check-in in the Ward Wells Field House with morning snacks and festivities, then we will bus participants out to their locations. We are also having a photo contest on CHAMP Day, and there will be a free raffle at the rally for a few prizes. Join us for this event to give back to Duluth! To learn more or to register, visit UMD's Office of Civic Engagement website.



Please pick up your prize in UMD Stores Street Level at the Customer Service desk.
Bring your ID to claim your prize. Prizes must be picked up by Friday, March 23 or they will draw a new winner.

Apple iPad ($399 value) from Apple Computer and UMD Stores : Joe Benike
University Frames : diploma frame : Melanie McKenzie
Sheraton Hotel Duluth/301 Restaurant : $50 Gift Certificate : Amanda Heywood **(Pick up your prize at the restaurant. Sheraton Hotel, 301 E. Superior St. Duluth)
Duluth Playhouse : 2 complimentary tickets : Rebecca Marschner
Anchors End Tattoo : $25 gift certificate : Jillian Kadrlik
Art in the Alley : charm necklace ($30 value) : Alexandra Baillie
The Catwalk Salon : $50 gift gertificate for a facial : Elisabeth Dalton
The Catwalk Salon : $42 gift certificate for a shampoo/cut/brow wax : Rachel Rousse
Sprite Bean Bag Toss Game : Coca-Cola : Josh Jaeschke
Grandma's Restaurant : $50 in $5 gift certificates : Jingkai Xie
UMD Phone Card : $10 from UMD Stores : Veronica Seegan
UMD Phone Card : $10 from UMD Stores : Kyle Stumpt
UMD Phone Card : $20 from UMD Stores : Faith Thompson
Jefferson Lines : round trip bus ride to/from Duluth/Twin Cities : Richard Longseth
Cub Foods : gift card : Adam Pederson
Cub Foods : gift card : Anika Rannikko
Cub Foods : gift card : Sam Kiesow
Super One Foods : $25 gift card : Yue Wang
Wells Fargo - Kenwood office : $25 Target Gift Card : Lindsey Dolan
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Garret Wallstein
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Matt Thelen
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Olivia Golden
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Wade Baribeau
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Celeste Essig
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Eric Dowling
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Brittany Loosbrock
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Sarah Geppert
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Bridget Lakanen
TCF Bank : UMD Sweatshirt : Aliina Charging Hawk
UMD Career Services : Free career assessment and 1-hour consultation with career counselor : Claire Drawe
Visit Duluth : (2) weekend passes for the 21st Annual Amsoil Duluth National Snocross, PLUS: 2 tees + 1 caps + 1 sweatshirt ($92 value) : Elsa Swenson

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. Please contact Alyssa Peoples with questions (apeoples@d.umn.edu or 218-726-7758).

Spring QuitCash Challenge

Quit smoking and you could win $5000! Smokers around the state looking for an incentive to quit smoking are encouraged to enter QUITPLAN Services' first Spring QuitCash Challenge. In coordination with Kick Butts Day, QUITPLAN Services is offering Minnesotans who are daily tobacco users and 18 years of age or older a chance to win $5000. Enter the contest by March 31, 2012, online at quitcash.com.

To be eligible for the $5000 drawing, participants must successfully quit smoking by April 1 and remain smoke-free through the month of April. Contest participants are encouraged, but not required, to use QUITPLAN Services' free quit-smoking services, including personalized plans, phone counseling services, online resources and free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for qualifying individuals.

The winning quitter will be announced in May and will receive $5,000. If the winner uses QUITPLAN Services to quit smoking, they will win an extra $500 in gift cards.

LSH Dorm Door Contest

Kick Butts Day at UMD, March 21st

In recognition of Kick Butt's Day, the Student Health Advisory Committee and the American Lung Association are hosting a dorm door decorating contest in Lake Superior Hall. Students are invited to decorate their doors with tobacco-free messages. The contest will start on March 21st (look for the yellow door decks), and the doors will be reviewed on March 28th. The winner will recieve a $50 gift card for Target!! Please be sure to follow housing regulations, as indicated below, and as posted by the LSH mailboxes.

Damaged doors are not easily fixed and can cost us up $600 to replace, so please follow the regulations below.

  • Residents may use small amounts of poster tape (e.g., masking tape, poster tack material, etc.) to attach items to doors.
  • Nails and/or screws are not to be used to attach items.
  • Do not use duct tape.
  • Decorations and ornamentation must be of a non-flammable material.
  • Flock, spray, and paint-on decorations are not permitted, as they damage door finishes.
  • Door decorations (including wrapping paper) may cover no more than one third of the door surface.

Study Abroad in New Zealand or Australia!

Tuesday, March 20
Come to an information session to learn more about UMD's study abroad programs located in New Zealand & Australia!
4 pm Study in New Zealand Information Session in KSC 311
5 pm Study in Australia Information Session in KSC 311

Deadlines for these programs for fall 2012 have been extended to April 15 For more information visit: New Zealand & Australia

Live off of campus next year in England!

Tuesday, March 20
Live off of campus next year in England!
Spots still available to participate in the 8 1/2 month Study in England Programme!
Drop in to learn more and speak to past participants
4-7 pm (come & go as you please)
LSH Lobby

Study Abroad 101: Learn the basics of studying abroad at UMD

Wednesday, March 21
Study Abroad 101: Learn the basics of studying abroad at UMD
12 pm
KSC 311 (across from the DC)

Exchange Programs in Sweden or Finland!

Thursday, March 22
Come to an information session to learn more about UMD's Exchange Programs located in Sweden & Finland!
4 pm Exchange in Sweden Information Session in KSC 311
5 pm Exchange in Finland Information Session in KSC 311

Deadlines for these programs for fall 2012 have been extended to April 1 & April 15
For more information visit: Sweden & Finland

Make Your Contacts Count! Webinar

Available online after Wednesday, March 21

Between 70 and 80% of all jobs are found via networking. So you need the skills that will result in great connections for you. After this webinar, you feel more comfortable and confident – and be able to find the job you want. We'll explore The 8 Networking Competencies and how they can help you connect with neighbors, alums, friends, relatives, professors, and everyone who can help you.

In this webinar you'll get tips and tools to:

  • Master the 3 key moments in every relationship
  • Know what to do and say to advance through the 6 stages of trust building
  • Remember names - - and teach them yours
  • Answer "What do you do?" in a way that shows your character & competence
  • Steer small talk to uncover resources, opportunities, and leads
  • Make the most of memberships, associations, and conferences
  • Handle awkward networking situations
  • Ask good questions to uncover job openings
  • Teach people how to use your expertise, what to count on you for
  • Know what to do and say in a variety of professional situations
  • Teach your referral sources what to say about you to people they know

Part of the Spring 2012 Career Webinars by TalentMarks, brought to you by UMD Career Services.

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, March 20 OR Wednesday March 21, 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.

Live Music: Hyland

Tuesday 3/20

Free for UMD students/$5 Non-UMD

Craft Night: Tote Bags

Wednesday 3/21

Free for UMD students only
Everyone needs a good tote bag! Here's your chance to get a FREE one AND decorate it really fun too! All supplies provided!

Gaming: Mario Kart

Thursday 3/22
Kirby Underground

$5 entry fee/UMD students only (goes towards prizes)
Register by phone at 218.726.8734 or in person 15 minutes before the tournament!
All skill levels are welcome.


By Euripides
Translated by Alistair Elliot
Directed by Ann Aiko Bergeron

March 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 - SOLD OUT | Rush Tickets available

Tickets: 218-726-8561 (Limited seating. Rush Ticket Numbers will be given out each night 1 hour before the performance - cash or check only.)
Ticket link

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

Presented by 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
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Kate Ufema, director
Jean R. Perrault, conductor - UMD Symphony Orchestra

"The Prince is having a ball!" . . . the first line of Rogers and Hammerstein's beloved musical fairy tale, Cinderella, comes to life on our MPAC Mainstage. Bring your family. Bring your friends, and celebrate and rejoice in the 'happily ever after!'

Adult $18 • Senior/Student $13 • Child (12 & under) $8 • UMD Student $6
Tickets: 218-726-8561
BOGO Offer Thurs., 4/19 & Wed., 4/25: UMD Students / Faculty / Staff - Buy one ticket | Get one ticket FREE
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

Geraldine McMillian made her debut with the New York City Opera as Mimi in La Bohème, and has performed with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony and Hamburg Orchestra. Her diverse repertoire includes Treemonisha with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Elisabeth in Don Carlos with Minnesota Opera, Madame Lidoine in Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, with Central City Opera and Aïda, which she has sung to acclaim with Nashville Opera, Memphis Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Minnesota Opera and Opera Omaha. In February 2008, , and in October 2009 she made her debut with Cape Town Opera as Aïda. Mr. Mayfield's time in New York is primarily occupied with working with individual singers in the areas of performance style, language and interpretation, both privately and at Manhattan School of Music. Performing works by Beethoven, Debussy, Strauss, Berlioz, and Duparc.

Adult $19 • Senior $17 • Student $5 (reserved seating)
Tickets: 218-726-8877
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SPECIAL FREE EVENTS combined with the 3/28 Ovation Concert:
Thurs., 3/29 | 12 - 2:30 pm | Talk and Master Class | Weber Music Hall
Fri., 3/30 | 12 - 1 pm | Diversity Dialogue | informal conversation with McMillian & Mayfield | Tweed Lecture Gallery

Made possible by a UMD Diversity Grant

2012 UMD MUSIC Symphony Orchestra-11th Annual Concerto Competition Concert

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

UMD Symphony Orchestra - 11th Annual Concerto Competition Concert
UMD Symphony Orchestra • Jean R. Perrault, conductor
Featuring the winners of the 2012 Student Soloist Competition: Dennis Shuman, tenor and Sarah Knott, mezzo-soprano. Program to include Bruckner's 4th Symphony "Romantic".

Adult $8 • Senior $7 • Student $5 • UMD Student $3 (under 12 FREE)
Tickets: 218-726-8877
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BOGO Offer Fri., 3/30: UMD Students / Faculty / Staff - Buy one ticket | Get one ticket FREE

Vocal Jazz Cabaret

April 12, 13 & 14
UMD Music presents Vocal Jazz Cabaret @ 7 pm.

Vocal precision and showmanship by Lake Effect and Chill Factor, under the direction of Tina Thielen-Gaffey perform their annual event at East High School alongside East High School students.

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