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 UMD at the State Fair

Visit the UMD Booth in the Crossroads Building on Dan Patch Avenue.

This year, for the first time, UMD will have its own presence at the Minnesota State Fair. We will have a booth in the Crossroads Building (the U of M building) on Dan Patch Avenue, for FIVE DAYS from Sat, Aug 27 to Wed, Aug 31. Map ... UM info ... UMD schedule
During the day, stop by and meet the UMD Admissions Staff (see photo above).

Each evening from 4 - 8 or 9 pm, a UMD program will take over as booth host:
Saturday --- Master of Advocacy and Political Leadership;
Sunday --- University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth;
Monday --- Master's of Arts - Criminology;
Tuesday ---- Study in England and the International Education Office
Wednesday --- The American Indian Learning Resource Center and UMD Alumni at the Raptor Center.

In addition, special guests will be at the booth during the day:
The UMD Bookstore on Saturday, Aug 27, The Natural Resources Research Institute on Monday, Aug 29 from 9am - 4 pm, and the UMD Library on Wednesday, Aug 31 from noon - 3 pm.

On August 31, UMD has the stage for "UMD at the State Fair Day" so be sure to check out the exciting acts.

All Day: Dem Bones: Geological Sciences assistant professor Tim Demko and his students will prep dinosaur bones for all to see and answer questions from the audience. On the hour and the half hour, they’ll describe the bone prep process.

10 a.m. Musical Magic: UMD Department of Music voice students Katherine Gallagher, Nathan Herfindahl, and Amy Hagensen perform a variety of musical styles, from opera to show tunes.

11 a.m. Wicked Rocks: Scott Wolter, UMD alumnus and geology expert, will show agates from his collection, the largest collection of Lake Superior agates in the world. His Native American Minnehaha Falls artifact and others—some bigger than cantelopes—will be on display. Wolter will also share stories of his adventure with the Kensington Rune Stone.

Noon, Robotic Rush: See UMD's 2005 ASME robot. UMD's mechanical engineering students won an award for this robot. Watch it carry a bag of rice up the stairs and go around corners! Professor Dave Wyrick will explain how students solved a problem demonstrating their technical knowledge, creativity and teamwork.

1 p.m. Wicked Rocks: Scott Wolter, UMD alumnus and geology expert, will show agates from his collection, the largest collection of Lake Superior agates in the world. His Native American Minnehaha Falls artifact and others—some bigger than cantelopes—will be on display. Wolter will also share stories of his adventure with the Kensington Rune Stone.

2 p.m. Musical Magic: UMD Department of Music voice students Katherine Gallagher, Nathan Herfindahl, and Amy Hagensen perform a variety of musical styles, from opera to show tunes.

3 p.m. Robotic Rush: See UMD's 2005 ASME robot. UMD's mechanical engineering students won an award for this robot. Watch it carry a bag of rice up the stairs and go around corners! Professor Dave Wyrick will explain how students solved a problem demonstrating their technical knowledge, creativity and teamwork.

A UMD Alumni Reception for Alumni, Friends & Family
will be held 5 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2005
a t the RAPTOR CENTER
1920 Fitch Ave. (Next to the Fairgrounds on the West side)
Enjoy refreshments, socializing, tours, and live raptors!
$10/adult, $5/children ages 5-10
Under 5 – FREE
RSVP: UMD Alumni Office at
866-726-7110 or alumni@d.umn.edu
Directions: www.theraptorcenter.org

 

Posted July 24, 2005

Cheryl Reitan, Publications Director, creitan@d.umn.edu
NEW RELEASES, UMD media contact, Susan Latto, slatto@d.umn.edu, 218-726-8830


 

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