Everyone Should Know


Support UMD by selling your books at the REAL Cash for Books buyback, sponsored by UMD Stores. The more books we receive at buyback, the more used books students will have available to purchase in our stores. Support our sustainability campaign by selling us books that can be sold AGAIN as used to one of your fellow students.

Receive up to 50% of the current new price for books you sell that are needed for Summer session and Fall semester.


109 Kirby Plaza (across from Northern Shores Coffee Shop)

Friday, May 4 from 8am - 4pm
Monday, May 7 from 8am - 4pm
Tuesday, May 8 from 8am - 4pm
Wednesday, May 9 from 8am - 6pm
Thursday, May 10 from 8am - 6pm
Friday, May 11 from 8am - 3pm


RENTAL RETURNS: You can now return your rental textbooks at the Buyback in UMD Stores EXPRESS during finals week in addition to the returns counter in UMD Stores Lower Level.

* Register to win great prizes including: $50 gift cards!
* Receive a UMD Stores coupon for 25% off UMD Wear, General Books, and Art Supplies.
• Free candy!

Remember that you can use your UCard for all your purchases in any of the UMD Stores locations! UMD Stores Rewards never expire! Sign up for Rewards at www.umdstores.com. Every dollar you spend at UMD Stores equals one point and every time you hit 1,000 points, you'll earn a $10 UMD Stores Gift Card. You'll get 100 points just for signing up for UMD Stores Rewards!

Community Wellness Day

Saturday, April 28
Romano Gym. 11am-3pm.

The 3rd Annual Community Wellness Day is a community collaboration aimed at promoting four key aspects of Community Wellness: Health, Safety, Financial literacy, and Environmental Awareness. There will be approximately 60 vendors representing these topics. Also, Joel Salatin has been invited to be the keynote speaker. Mr. Salatin is an "alternative" farmer from Swopes, Virginia. He has been featured in the documentary "Fresh: the Movie", Michael Pollan's New York Times bestselling novel "The Omnivore's Dilemma", and the Academy Award nominated/best selling independent documentary of all time "Food, Inc.". Joel Salatin's Bio; and a brief video of his work at Polyface Farms (from USA Today). Free and open to all.


One-Credit. Online.

Do you need one more credit? Do you want a course that's 100% online? Do you want to take a course that will apply to your life, even after college?

SOC 1400: Alcohol & College Life is a one-credit, online course that teaches the facts about alcohol, drugs, and other college issues such as academics and social life. This course is not the typical drug education course students are used to in high school. We don't tell you what to do; we just tell you the facts and let you decide.

SOC 1400 uses a combination of videos, animated interactions, voice-overs and text to deliver content to its students, allowing them to choose how they learn best. You don't have to purchase a textbook. The course also isn't geared only for students who drink or party a lot. SOC 1400 is for all types of students, even those who choose not to drink. Here's what students had to say about the course:

  • "The videos and readings truly did help. Perspectives from students at our school painted a more realistic picture of the issues at hand."
  • "Covers the vitals that all college students should know."

For this upcoming fall semester, enroll in SOC 1400: Alcohol & College Life, a course with knowledge that you will use even after you graduate!

Alcohol & College Life

MOOvement in the Center Court Restaurant

April 23rd: This day marks the beginning of the MOOvement in the Center Court Restaurant to provide locally raised, grass-fed beef hamburgers!! Stop in and try one this week, and you'll be coming back for more. The sustainable meat producer, Troy Salzer, will be available for a "Meat and Greet" in the restaurant, on Monday, April 23rd, from 11:30-12:30.

Special "local foods" dinner in the Dining Center

April 26th: Special "local foods" dinner in the Dining Center for the housing residents, the campus community and the public. The dinner will highlight hamburgers made from locally raised beef from Troy Salzer's Sandy Hills Ranch in Wrenshall. The dinner will also serve homemade wild rice burgers, and Juneberry-rhubarb crisp. The juneberries were picked right on the UMD campus!! Roasted potatoes and other organically grown vegetables from the Fisher-Merritt Farm, and Sandy Hills Ranch, both in Wrenshall, will be served as well. Dining hours, 4:30-7pm. Cost: $8.90 plus tax. View the ingredients list and source: Dining Center menu. See pictures below. Troy Salzer, owner of Sandy Hills Ranch, will be available for a "Meat and Greet" in the Dining Center Thursday, April 26th from 5-6pm.

Polyface Farm operation

April 28th: As part of the 3rd annual Community Wellness Day, Joel Salatin will provide a presentation about his Polyface Farm operation in Virginia that highlights unique approaches to sustainable farming.

Grocery Bingo

4/24 – Last one of the Year!
Kirby Lounge
Free for UMD students only

Live Music: Tepetricy with In Tandem

Free for UMD students

Gaming: 8-Ball Tournament AND Mortal Kombat

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

Gaming: Zombie Games

Kirby Underground
Show up anytime between 1:00-6:00pm & pay just $2 to play as much as you want! UMD students only.
All skill levels are welcome.

Beginning Resume Writing Workshop

Monday, April 23, 2012
4 to 5 pm
SCC 22

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.

2012 Minnesota Education Job Fair

Monday, April 23, 2012
10 am to 3 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Visit http://www.d.umn.edu/careers/events/mnedfair.html for more info. Pre-registration is closed; register at the door for $50.

Intern Abroad Workshop

Tuesday, April 26, 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.

GoldPASS Workshop

Thursday, April 19, 2012
5 to 6 pm
SCC 22

Are you...

...looking for employment / internship / volunteer opportunities?
...trying to connect with employers or volunteer organizations - nation wide?
...wanting to learn more about a specific company or organization?
...registering for a job fair, on-campus interview, or other career-related event?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, GoldPASS can help! Join us to learn more about GoldPASS and how to effectively use it for addressing your needs. This resource is only available to U of M students and alumni, so don't miss out!

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, April 24 OR Wednesday, April 25, 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.

Seal the Deal - 6 SIMPLE Steps to Get Your Dream Job (Webinar)

Available online after Wednesday, April 25

Think it's impossible to land the job of your dreams right out of college? Pete Leibman- despite being told it would be "impossible" – got his, working in the front office of the NBA's Washington Wizards and getting promoted to management in under two years. In this jam-packed webinar, he'll reveal his SIMPLE, 6-step process to get any job you want.

In addition to learning Pete's 6-step process, you'll learn the following (and much more):

  • Why you MUST go after your dream job
  • The biggest myths about getting your dream job
  • Why the best job-seekers don't look for jobs (that's not a typo)
  • Why it's not all about "who you know"
  • How a 1-minute LinkedIn search could generate 100+ job search leads

Pet Away Stress

Wednesday, May 2
Kirby Terrace

Representatives from Humane Educators and Animal Allies will be on campus, Wednesday May 2nd, to provide dogs for UMD students, faculty, and staff to play with, hold, and pet! Research shows that spending time with animals is a great way to promote stress reduction and is a great relaxation technique. Animals can offer positive physical interactions to humans and can help students "de-stress" during busy times such as finals. Stop by and stress less with some lovable canines! This event is supported by Health Services, Office of Civic Engagement, KUMD, and Animal Allies.

An Evening of Extraordinary Opera Scenes

Thursday, April 26, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Friday, April 27, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

Dr. Regina Zona, director

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

Choir Concert

Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 3 pm
Weber Music Hall

In an international program featuring two guest conductors: Mr. Evgeny Guryev, Dean of the Choral Conducting Department of the Petrozavodsk (Russia) State Conservatory, Mr. Yuri Klaz, former conductor of the Karelian Chamber Choir (Russia) and presently director of Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and the Winnipeg Singers.
University Singers and Chamber Singers • Stanley R. Wold, conductor
Concert Chorale • Tina Thielen-Gaffey, conductor

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

Brass Chamber Recital

Sunday, April 29, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Weber Music Hall

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

Woodwind Chamber Recital

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

Jefferson Campbell, Lorie Scott, Brad Bombardier: faculty sponsors

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

Faculty Recital: Thomas Wegren "Doc Rocks"

Sunday, May 6, 2012 • 3 pm
Weber Music Hall

The first half features music of Chopin, Liszt and Gottschalk, with the second half focusing on the Pop-Rock scene. Join Tom for his final recital as a UMD Music faculty member.

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

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

Presented by UMD Theatre in collaboration with UMD Symphony Orchestra
FINAL WEEK: April 25, 26, 27, 28, 2012 @ 7:30 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
BOGO Offer - Wed., 4/25: UMD Students/Faculty/Staff - Buy one ticket | Get one ticket FREE (Call to the box office to purchase BOGO offer)