Everyone Should Know

Student Association Spring Elections

The Student Association, the official voice of the student body, is having their annual spring elections on April 5th and 6th. This is a great opportunity to get out and vote for next years student leaders. There will be an informational debate on April 4th at 4:00 P.M. in the Kirby lounge. This is a great chance to get to know all of the candidates running and what they stand for. All of the voting this year will be done electronically, so look for an email this week or next containing the link.

Questions? Feel free to contact Matthew Weber at weber845@d.umn.edu, or stop by the Student Association office at 115 Kirby Student Center.

CHAMP Day of Service, Saturday, April 21

Free t-shirt guaranteed for first 300 to register

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. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor.

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


UMD Stores: April is "Bag Free" Month!

DO YOU REALLY NEED A BAG? Bring your own bag or backpack, grab a used bag off the BAG TREES at our store entrances, or purchase a reusable bag at UMD Stores.

20% off ChicoBags
99¢ Black UMD Reusable Bags

SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES. When you bring your own bag, you'll get a wooden nickel to drop in the bin so that local charities will benefit from your conscious effort to GO GREEN at UMD Stores (Purchases must be "baggable" merchandise to earn wooden nickels for charity.)
The local charities you're supporting when you bring your own bag are:
UMD Sustainability
Boys and Girls Club of the Northland
Domiano Center


For store hours , events, and merchandise visit www.umdstores.com. UMD Stores is also on Facebook and Twitter!

Live Music: Write This Down with Imagine the Silence

April 3rd

Free for UMD students/$5 Non-UMD
Write This Down Facebook Page


April 4th
8:00pm – Special Time!

Free for UMD students
Sign up in advanced in KSC 115 for a 10 min. slot or come the night of the show.
All types of acts & talents welcome!

Gaming: Texas Hold'Em Tournament

April 5th
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.

Beginning LinkedIn Workshop

Tuesday, April 3
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.) Then, attend LinkedIn Drop-in Hours on April 5th (see below.)

Job Search Strategies Workshop

Tuesday, April 3
4 to 5 pm
SCC 42

Learn about various job search strategies and how social media can be a useful tool within that search process.

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, April 3 OR Wednesday, April 4
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.

Is Graduate School Right For You? Workshop

Wednesday, April 4
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.

The Once and Future Career Webinar

Available online after Wednesday, April 4

Career. Workplace. Worklife. None of these words mean what they used to. We are in a new reality where no one is guaranteed paychecks, promotions, and peace-of-mind. Long gone are the days of trading your hard work, long hours, and otherwise "paying your dues" to an organization in exchange for salary and security.

In the future workplace, the bargaining chips–the salary, the benefits, the retirement contributions–are not doled out by unfaithful employers but carried around by professionals and submitted along with the cover letter and resume during negotiations. In this future worklife, professionals have a buffet of options available to them for living life to the fullest.

This webinar explores ways to reclaim the word "career", revalue value, and rekindle a sense of the possible in the face of the seemingly inevitable. Anyone interested in being a transformative force today to create the worklife of tomorrow is welcome.

LinkedIn Drop-in Hours

Thursday, April 5
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.)

POV Film Screening: If A Tree Falls

Thursday April 12th, 5pm
Bohannon 90

This film "explores two of America's most pressing issues — environmentalism and terrorism — by lifting the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls America's "number one domestic terrorism threat." Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, faces life in prison for two multimillion-dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. What turned this working-class kid from Queens into an eco-warrior?"

As an educational institution, UMD is able to access Point of View (POV) films and show them at no cost to campus and the community. The Office of Civic Engagement selects multiple films each semester highlighting important topics related to community, current issues, and civic engagement.

Writing Studies Open House

Did you know that writing skills can increase your earning power? A 2007 survey of 120 U.S. human resource directors by the National Commission on Writing found that writing is a "'marker' of high skill, high wage, professional work." In other words, writing skills can make or break one's chances to secure employment, to get promoted, and to make a difference.

Find out how you can improve your writing skills at the Writing Studies Open House this Thursday, April 5 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in Humanities 484.

Writing Studies faculty and students can answer your questions about

  • which advanced writing course will best fit your career objectives
  • how to earn a B.A. with concentrations in Journalism or Professional Writing
  • options to earn minors in Information Design, Journalism, Linguistics, and Professional Writing
  • how to get involved with the Writing Studies Club
  • local internships where you can use your writing skills

We will serve up FREE popcorn, pop, and a chance to win a $5 or $10 gift certificate to Northern Shores Coffee House.

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
Ticket 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)

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

Guitar Ensembles

Monday, April 9, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

Guitar Ensemble I & II • Billy Barnard, conductor
Classical Guitar Ensemble • Jacob Jonker, conductor

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

Jazz Combos

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

Combo I • Tom Pfotenhauer, conductor
Combo II • Ryan Frane, conductor
Combo III • Billy Barnard, conductor
Combo IV • Gene Koshinski, conductor

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

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

Student Organization Events

The Purple Tie Affair

The Purple Tie Affair (semi-formal) Fundraiser Dance hosted by the March of Dimes Collegiate Council and sponsored by Phi Kappa Psi, Gamma Sigma Sigma and Student Association.

This is to support March of Dimes March for Babies 2012 by raising funds to fight for stronger, healthier babies through support programs and research to fight premature birth and birth defects.

Tickets will be on sale in Kirby for $3 each, or $5 for a pair. Each ticket purchase will be entered in for door prize drawings awarded throughout the night (must be present to win).

This will be held on April 12th, 2012 from 8:30 to 10:30 in Kirby Ballroom and Epic DJ Service will be DJ-ing the event.