UMD Bulldog Update
January 21, 2014


Study Abroad 101

Study Abroad 101
Every Wednesday
N oon starts January 22
UMD International Education Office: 138 Kirby Plaza

Come learn the basics of studying abroad at UMD! No need to register, just show up. These informational sessions are led by a staff member in the UMD International Education Office. Often times these sessions have a small number of students who attend, so the session can be altered to fit your specific needs/questions.

This session will cover topics like:
-How to choose a program
-The difference between UMD and Non-UMD programs
-Courses and how they transfer back to your degree at UMD
-Financial aid
-Application process

New Library System - What's Different?

UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library just finished migrating to a brand new library system. You'll experience new features and changes to loan policies.
Undergrads will have longer loans (13 weeks) for regular books and will be provided with automatic renewals for up to six months, subject to recall.
Study rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, but that means advanced booking is not available at this time, and you won't be able to renew study rooms online or by telephone. See policies here.

The MNCat Discovery Duluth Catalog offers a new blended search that will give you results for both articles and books. Try it!

Campus Life

Apply NOW for the UMD Alumni Association Scholarship!

Applications are now being accepted for the UMD Alumni Association Scholarship created for children and grandchildren of UMD alumni.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 14, 2014 by 4:30 pm. T

he applicants must be full time sophomore, junior or senior status UMD students enrolled for the fall of 2014 with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have a commitment to leadership skills. Applicants must be either children or grandchildren of UMD alumni to be considered.

The scholarship provides the recipient(s) with outreach opportunities as well as financial support and encourages and fosters leadership.

Send completed applications to Alumni Director Lisa Pratt, 113 Chester Park, 31 College Street, Duluth, MN 55812. Applications and accompanying documents must be received by Friday, February 14, 2014 by 4:30 pm.

VHS Giveaway in Progress

Calling all film buffs!

UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library is offering over four thousand of its weeded VHS films free to the public

Tuesday, January 21, through Friday, January 24
F ourth floor Rotunda reading room.

The VHS tapes, on a variety of subjects such as Shakespeare, dance, health, education, art, as well as feature films, will be given away as an alternative to recycling.

The films are not in subject order, so plan some browsing time. A title list will be provided. Bring your own bag or box!

Another lively Chester Chat at gorgeous Glensheen

Glensheen continues its civic engagement series, Chester Chats, with talk on Regional Art
Jan. 30

Set in one of the most beautiful homes in the Northland, the series is a lively Ted Talk-styled event meant to be fast-paced and foster critical thinking.

The next Chester Chat, held Thursday January 30th, will explore the topic of Regional Art.

Speakers are:
Local Artist: Sarah Brokke
Duluth Art Institute Curator: Anne Dugan
UMD Art Historian: Dr. Jennifer Webb
Dr. Webb will be speaking to the many works of art housed in Glensheen.

Doors open to historic Glensheen’s Winter Garden at 7:00 p.m. for a happy half-hour with the guest speakers.
Cookies and coffee are available for purchase, while the forum is free and open to the public.
Speakers start promptly at 7:30 p.m., each talking for approximately 10 minutes.
KUMD will be rebroadcasting the talk as a regular monthly feature.

Campus Services

Watch Out for Scams

As the semester starts, students are reminded to be watchful for scams. Phishing scams come through email and attempt to convince you to give up private information that can be used in identity theft. It's time to amp up your suspicion levels when processing email. Some of these messages can even be made to look somewhat legitimate, but if you delve into them a bit more deeply, you can often tell that they are scams.

The article "How to Tell If an Email is a Phishing Scam" gives some good tips. The University of Minnesota offers, "Phishing Attacks Targeted at the University: What to Do About It."

To report a suspected phishing scam, please forward the suspicious message to
If you have questions, you may certainly call the ITSS Help Desk at 218-726-8847.

Two email issues this week

We are seeing problems with two email issues this week, one with sending email to Microsoft HotMail accounts, and one with Google spam filters.

Over the weekend, Microsoft blocked UMD from sending email to HotMail accounts.
The block that Microsoft placed on email being sent to HotMail and other Microsoft email services has been lifted. Email sent to these sites is now being delivered.
Unfortunately, if you emailed someone at one of these sites during the block period, you will need to resend the message. If you received a bounce report from Microsoft, this is an indicator that you will need to resend.

Also over the weekend, Google made some changes to their spam filters that resulted in more legitimate email messages being marked as spam and being put into spam folders. Please check your spam folder for any legitimate messages. This is a good thing to do regularly in any case.

If you do find legitimate messages in your spam folder, you may select them by clicking in the box to the left of the message. A "Not spam" button will appear at the top of the list. Click that button, which will move the message back to your inbox.
If you do not see a spam folder in your list of folders in the left column on the screen, you may need to look in your settings to make the folder visible. Go to the wheel in the upper right corner of your screen and choose settings. Then click the Labels tab at the top of the page, find Spam, and choose either "show" or "show if unread."

Recycle your Holiday Lights

Don’t know what to do with your burned-out holiday lights? Bring them to the Kirby Bus Hub to be recycled by Air Park Products and Services! Strings of lights are considered e-waste and are harmful to the environment if not recycled properly.

Since e-waste is not accepted curbside, we are accepting strings of lights in the specially-marked bin in the Bus Hub. We will be accepting burned-out holiday lights until January 31st. Please note that we are ONLY accepting holiday string lights. The bin is not for CFLs or other e-waste.

Resume Drop-in Hours

Tuesday, January 21 OR Wednesday, January 21
2 to 4 pm
22 Solon Campus Center

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 Writing a Resume in the Career Handbook. You MUST bring a paper copy of your resume to the session, and then receive feedback from Career and Internship Services staff.

If you are a beginning resume writer, develop your resume prior to attending one of these sessions by using the Writing a Resume section of the Career Handbook.

Spring Job & Internship Fairs - Save the Dates!

-UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair XXXVIII (Cedar Falls, IA) - January 31-February 2, 2014 - pre-registration required
- Spring 2014 Science and Engineering Career Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - February 4, 2014 - 10 am to 4 pm
- Environmental Career Fair (St Paul, MN) - February 5, 2014 - 1 to 5 pm
- Civil Engineering Career Fair (UMD) - February 7, 2014
- Head of the Lakes Spring Job Fair (Superior, WI) - February 12, 2014 - 1 to 5 pm
- Transportation Career Expo (Minneapolis, MN) -February 18, 2014 - 4:30 to 7:15 pm - pre-registration required
- Chicago Advertising Federation’s Career Day (Chicago, IL) - February 21, 2014 - 7:30 am to 3:30 pm - pre-registration required
- U of M Job and Internship Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - February 21, 2014 - 10 am to 4 pm - pre-registration required
- Minnesota Education Job Fair (Minneapolis, MN) - April 8, 2014 - 10 am to 3 pm - pre-registration required

Find out more about these Job & Internship Fairs here!

Peer Into Your Career Blog - career advice for students by students

Catch up on some Career Blog posts you might have missed over break:

Happy Winter Break!
Internship Faux Pas
Career Planning From Your Favorite TV Shows
Taylor’s Lessons Learned at UMD
Exploring a Career in Government
Working on Your Career Over Winter Break
Your Professional Wish List
Mechanical Engineering as a Major

LinkedIn/GoldPASS Drop-in Hours

Thursday, January 23
2 to 4 pm
22 Solon Campus Center

So you've heard about LinkedIn, and even developed a LinkedIn profile, now what's the next step? Have questions or need help with GoldPASS? Come to our LinkedIn/GoldPASS Drop-in Hours! Our staff will give you immediate feedback and suggestions on your current profile, or how to use specific features of either system.

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.)

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