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.

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

What is it?
CHAMP Day of Service is a one-day opportunity to do volunteer projects throughout Duluth community organizations. The Office of Civic Engagement arranges all the projects and transports people to and from their projects on buses. Here's a link to the main web page.

Who can sign up?
UMD students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni. Individuals and groups are encouraged to register.

How do I pick a project and sign up?
1. On our registration web page you can view available volunteer projects and list your preferences in your online registration. Some projects this year include: gardening, helping with a fundraiser, doing a neighborhood cleanup, playing games with kids, and helping with cleaning and painting. You will also find links there to the online registration.

2. If you are an individual that wants to register, go to this link.
If you are in a group, you should designate a group leader that will register on behalf of your whole group. This is the link to use for group registration.

3. The final step is doing your t-shirt request and waiver. Everyone, whether individual or in a group, will need to do this step. Here is the link to the t-shirt request and waiver.

What's next?
In early April you will get an email confirming your registration. On the morning of the event (Saturday, April 21) there will be a rally and check-in in the Ward Wells Field House. This will go from 8:45 til 10:00. You'll check in, grab a morning snack, get your t-shirts, and hear an address from Chancellor Black. 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 (concert tickets and gift cards are two prize examples).

Who can I talk to with questions?
Erin Zoellick, ezoellic@d.umn.edu
Community Engagement Specialist
Office of Civic Engagement
209 Bohannon Hall


Anxiety Screening

Wednesday, March 28
Kirby Ballroom, 1-3pm.

Health Services will be hosting the Annual Anxiety Screening on Wednesday, March 28th from 1-3pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Students will have an opportunity to complete a screening tool, to learn more about anxiety disorders, and to meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss their personal concerns with anxiety. Please consider this unique "walk-in" opportunity for support or education. Extra credit forms are available to students if they attend for a class.

Film: Patsy Mink, Ahead of the Majority and Title IX Presentation

Tuesday, March 27

Asian/Pacific American Student Programs invites you to join a presentation and film on Patsy Mink and Title IX! Please encourage your students, faculty, staff and community members to join us in learning more about who Patsy Mink is and how Title IX has shaped UMD. (Women in medical, law school, athletics and more)

Film: Patsy Mink, Ahead of the Majority and Title IX Presentation Open to the public & free Guest Speaker: Dr. Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life, followed by the file PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY, a documentary by Kimberlee Bassford that follows the remarkable journey of Patsy Mink, an Asian American women who, battling racism and sexism, redefined American politics.

Sponsored by Asian Pacific American Student Programs, Asian Pacific American Association, Department of Women Studies, and Diversity Commission

Diversity Funds are available for Student diversity projects

Diversity Funds are available for Student diversity projects:

  • Effective 2011-2012, $2,000.00 has been allocated on a recurring basis for diversity initiatives for students and/or student organizations. Limited funds are available to support students or student organizations that focus on diversity, discrimination, social justice, sexual harassment prevention, equal opportunity/affirmative action and inclusivity.
  • Small Grants (up to $300.00) may be awarded to individual students or student organizations.
  • Major Grants ($301 and above) may also be awarded to individual students or student organizations.

Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of each year and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as long as funds are available.

For information on the grant guidelines and application, please visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdoeo/diversity_grant.html.

For questions, please send an email to mcameron@d.umn.edu or call 726-7912

Expressions of Home Creative Contest

Deadline for submissions: March 30

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 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).

Presentation: Personal Branding for Market Success

This spring's LSBE Distinguished Speaker Series event will take place Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Weber Music Hall. The speaker is Mr. Michael Howe, who graduated magna cum laude from LSBE in 1976 with Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees.

Michael's presentation is entitled, "Personal Branding for Market Success." He will focus on what "personal branding" as a concept means, how to choose the best foundation for your branding, the best communication methodologies, and then delivering on the promise of your branding efforts.

Refreshments will be served in the downstairs lobby of the Weber Music Hall from 10:30 a.m. until the presentation begins. Please register to attend at: https://lsbe.d.umn.edu/general/michaelhowe_reg.php

Grocery Bingo

Tuesday 3/27
Kirby Lounge
Free for UMD students only

Live Music: The People Say Fox w/ Adelyn Rose

Wednesday 3/28
Free for UMD students

Gaming: Madden NFL 12

Thursday 3/29
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.

North Shore Swim Club College Nights

Wednesday Nights
UMD pool

Join other competitive swimmers for a workout and receive good, solid technique from a USA Swimming certified coaching staff. FREE! Contact Ted Patton, Head Coach 218-726-6759, tpatton@d.umn.edu

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Cost: $240, Includes Textbook
Session 1: Fri, April 13, 6-9pm Sat, April 14, 9-5pm; Sun, April 15, 9-5pm Sat, April 21, 9-5pm; Sun, April 22, 9-5pm

Contact Recreational Sports Outdoor Program for more information.

Intro to Fly Fishing: A 3 Part Series

Join RSOP on this 3 part series that will take you through the basics of fly fishing, from line and knots to catching fish. They'll start out on the first 2 sessions with a combination of indoor and outdoor dry-land sessions. They will work on topics of equipment selection, line and knots, flies, and casting skills. The skills will then come together with an outing to catch fish at a nearby waterway!
Tuesdays, April 3 & 17, 6-8pm and
Saturday, April 21, 6-10am

Register By: Noon, April 2
They provide: Fly fishing equipment, materials, instruction, waders, transportation for Saturday outing.
You provide: Notebook, warm clothing for outing, 2012 Minnesota fishing license
Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 9
Cost: $20 UMD Students/ $50 Others

Interviewing Workshop

Wednesday, March 28 OR Thursday, March 29, 2012
4 to 5:30 pm
SCC 42

How to prepare for interviews and successfully present yourself as a top candidate.

Social Networking Career Success Webinar

available online after Wednesday, March 28

Social Networking for Career Success is full of other tips, tricks, insights, success stories and advice from Salpeter and over 100 career and hiring professionals to illustrate how social networking impacts professional and career goals.

By attending this Webinar you will learn:

  • How to juggle personal and professional profiles via social networking
  • Suggestions to optimize social networking bios and profiles
  • What to say online to get noticed by the right people
  • What to include on a social resume/personal website
  • How to write a successful resume
  • Advice to interview well
  • In-person job-search networking strategies and tips

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

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, March 27 OR Wednesday March 28, 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.

Changes to GoldPASS

Wednesday, March 28

Exciting changes are coming to GoldPASS! The design will be upgraded on March 28th to make your experience easier, including these great options:

  • Streamlined and updated look
  • Easier layout to complete your account
  • Less clicks when job searching
  • The ability to open job listings in multiple tabs
  • Smartphone and tablet capability

For more details about the new look, watch the video demo.

Minnesota Education Job Fair

Monday, April 23, 2012 - Deadline to pre-register is April 18
Minneapolis Convention Center

Meet representatives from school districts and other organizations with opportunities for educators, get information about districts and organizations, interview for jobs, attend presentations. This fair is open to students and alumni from participating Minnesota colleges and universities with a major leading to education licensure. You must pre-register with your college career office. Teachers must be certified by January 2013. Education Services Candidates are encouraged to attend!

More information at http://www.d.umn.edu/careers/events/mnedfair.html

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
Rebecca Katz-Harwood, Choreographer

"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
T icket Link
BOGO Offer Thurs., 4/19 & Wed., 4/25: UMD Students / Faculty / Staff - Buy one ticket | Get one ticket FREE (Call to the box office to purchase BOGO offer)


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
Ticket Link
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

Diversity Dialogue...through Concert & Conversation

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

In a style reminiscent of "Inside the Actor's Studio", an event hosted by Elias Mokole. Join us as we listen to the professional and personal journeys of Geraldine McMillian and David Mayfield, followed by a Q&A session. Light reception with refreshments to follow in Tweed Activity 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
Ticket Link
BOGO Offer Fri., 3/30: UMD Students / Faculty / Staff - Buy one ticket | Get one ticket FREE

Faculty Recital: Tom Pfotenhauer, trumpet

Thursday, April 5, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

Adult $10 • Senior $8 • Student FREE
Tickets: 218-726-8877 LINK:
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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
Ticket Link