January 30, 2012
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 http://www.d.umn.edu/fareg/apply_overview.htm for more information.
A new online system for ordering official transcripts is scheduled to go live on February 1, 2012. This new system will be available for all students, past or present, on all University of Minnesota campuses. It offers faster ordering and processing, an electronic (certified PDF) official transcript option, and doesn't require an Internet ID (x.500) and password to create an order. In addition to the system change, a new pricing structure for transcripts will take effect.
When: Every Wednesday during Spring Semester 2012
Where: KSC Room 311 (across from the DC)
Attend Study Abroad 101 and learn the basics of studying abroad at UMD. This is the first step you should take if you are planning on participating in a study abroad experience. This session is open to all students and there is no need for registration, just show up!
When: Thursday, February 2
Time: 4-5 pm
Where: KSC 323 (across from DC)
Gain detailed information on the UMD Study in England Programme including course offerings, calendar, accommodation, cost, and speak to faculty and past participants! Participants can earn liberal education credits in the following categories: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & the Cultural Diversity and International Perspective requirements. Students can also fulfill course requirements in many different subject areas from all of the colleges at UMD. For detailed program and course information students can visit the Study in England Programme website.
Thursday, February 2nd
Are you interested in volunteering in the community? Are you looking for a service learning placement for one of your courses? Meet with over 40 organizations from the community to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities with various agencies and topics, including: tutoring and mentoring in schools; health; culture; poverty; education; animals; art; and social justice. This is a great way to get involved in the community, add great experiences to your resume, and gain knowledge about organizations and the professional world.
Questions? Contact Alyssa Peoples at email@example.com
The Office of Civic Engagement is implementing a new tutoring and mentoring program this spring, called The PAL Project. With the help of various partners, we will be able to directly place UMD students, such as yourself, at Duluth public schools, where you will be tutoring and mentoring children who need additional academic support. If you are interested, please attend our Community Involvement Fair on February 2nd, from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Kirby Ballroom. If you wish to participate in PAL you should plan on stopping by.
If you have any questions about PAL Project, feel free to contact:
Tyler Seymour, PAL Project Student Coordinator, 726-6747, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dylan Savall, TrueNorth Americorps Member, Community-Based Learning Program Coordinator, 726-8645 email@example.com
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Noon to 1 pm
What is a "personal statement", "statement of purpose" or "goal statement" and how do I write one? This overview will provide information on the purpose of the statement and provide strategies for writing an effective statement.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
2 to 4 pm
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.)
Tuesday, January 31 OR Wednesday, February 1, 2012
2 to 4 pm
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.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
5:30 to 8 pm
Kirby Student Center Ballroom
Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table?
Knowing proper social hour and table manners can be extremely important to your success in the business world. You may be called upon to use your dining skills at job interviews, meetings with your supervisor or clients, or in a networking session such as "Business After Hours" sponsored by a civic or service club. You may be surprised at just how many times you will be put into a situation where you will need to display your dining etiquette. Being knowledgeable and practiced, you will feel confident and at ease in any setting.
Learn how to professionally handle dining situations at the 2012 Dining for Success event. This tutorial dinner teaches students proper etiquette and manners needed to succeed. The event begins with a pre-dinner social with appetizers and beverage.
The dinner is a multi-coursed meal followed with dessert and beverage.
This event is open to UMD students only and you must register in advance in GoldPASS. Cost per student is $20.
(MPAC Mainstage Theatre)
By William Gibson
Directed by Lee Gundersheimer
February 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
February 12, 2012 @ 2 pm
2 for 1 Nights for UMD Students, Faculty & Staff:
In Tuscumbia, Alabama, an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind, deaf, and thus mute. This play, based on the true beginnings of Helen's life in the 1880s, shows the breakthrough from wild, raging undisciplined creature, to the freedom that Helen obtains from sign language taught by governess and teacher Anne Sullivan.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENTS & INFORMATION
Mini-Performances and Post-show Discussions:
Friday, 2/3/12 @ 12:30 - 1 pm | Duluth Public Library - Greenroom - 520 W. Superior St. | Free and open to the public | Special offer to attendees
Saturday, 2/4/12 @ 1 pm | Barnes and Noble Booksellers - 1600 Miller Trunk Hwy. | Free and open to the public | Special offer to attendees
Special Student Performance for area schools:
Tuesday, 2/14/12 @ 10 am | Marshall Performing Arts Center | $2 per student - FREE busing to UMD | Call 218-726-8564 to arrange school attendance
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 @ 7:30 PM
Marshall Performing Arts Center
Adapted from the Willa Cather novel by Allison Moore
This critically-acclaimed production chronicles the friendship between Jim Burden and a young Bohemian woman named Antonia as it blossoms in the windswept prairies of the American Midwest in their small town of Black Hawk, Nebraska. This award-winning adaptation of a favorite American novel by Willa Cather has captured hearts and minds across the Midwest.
Illusion Theater was founded in 1974 and presents its season on the 8th floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts in downtown Minneapolis. Since the beginning, Producing Directors Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris have led Illusion Theater in illuminating the illusions, myths, and realities of our times and in using the power of theater to catalyze personal and social change. In thirty-five years, Illusion has generated over 500 plays, developed thousands of artists, and created ground-breaking educational works. Plays developed at Illusion have been produced in theaters throughout the world. Illusion's work has catalyzed conversations in living rooms, kitchens, coffee houses, and board rooms, and has led to transformations in policy, in organizations, in students, and in individuals.
(MPAC Mainstage Theatre)
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrating the innovative works of American choreographers, Zenon commissions and performs both modern and jazz works.
Since its first performance in 1983, Zenon Dance Company has grown to be one of the nation's premier contemporary dance companies. Celebrating the innovative works of American choreographers, Zenon commissions and performs both modern and jazz works created by emerging New York and Twin Cities choreographers as well as internationally renowned masters.
Zenon is not only unique in its artistic excellence as both a modern and jazz dance company, but also in its unparalleled distinction as a company of trained "teaching artists." The company is a pioneer in the field of dance education and has developed a dance residency emphasizing student creativity and self-esteem enhancement while incorporating the host schools' curriculum into the technique and artistry of dance. Zenon is strongly committed to working with diverse populations including students in the deaf/hard-of-hearing communities, students with physical disabilities, students with severe behavioral and emotional issues, and other special education students. In the past 5 years the company has conducted over 65 residencies in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, open and magnet schools, and neighborhood and community centers.
Tickets: 218-726-8561 - http://www.tickets.umn.edu
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Weber Music Hall
Junior High Honor Choir Concert
Stanley R. Wold, coordinator
FREE Admission (no tickets required)
Monday, February 13, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Weber Music Hall
Feb. 13 – Faculty Recital: Daniel W. Eaton, Tuba and Derek Bromme, Euphonium
Feb. 14 – Tuba/Euphonium Students Recital and the UMD Tubaphonium Ensemble
Adult $8 • Senior $7 • Student $5 • UMD Student $3
Ticket link here
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Weber Music Hall
Faculty Artist Recital: Dr. Regina Zona, soprano and Dr. Kathleen Tagg, piano
"From Words to Music: Vocal Music Based on the Texts of Shakespeare and Goethe"
Adult $10 • Senior $8 • Student FREE
Ticket link here
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Weber Music Hall
Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: Lake Wobegon® Brass Band
Lake Wobegon® Brass Band celebrates its 20th year. Formed in 1992 to showcase the unique sound and stuyle of British brass bands, Lake Wobegon® is used by permission of Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio.
Adult $19 • Senior $17 • Student $5 (reserved seating)
UMD STUDENTS ONLY: 2 for 1 Tickets (please call 218-726-8561 to purchase 2 for 1 tickets.)
Ticket link here
Monday, February 6th
Much has happened to our food system during the period of time between cave-dwelling and dorm-dwelling. This workshop will aim to simplify eating for college students. Learn some basic eating tips for the UMD Dining Center, dorm room cuisine, and life beyond college! We will prepare and sample hummus, a nutritious and versatile dorm room meal. .Please RSVP by emailing Dori Decker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feasibility Study Contest
Awards of $1000, $750, $500, and $100!
Do you have a great idea you want to pursue, to define to the point where you can determine the potential profit in your idea?
Attend a workshop to learn how to research, forecast and analyze your business idea and put it all together into a Feasibility Study. Teams may consist of an individual or up to four full-time undergraduate UMD students.
Submitted studies will receive written feedback from entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals. Finalists will have the chance to pitch your idea and get direct feedback. Winners will be awarded $1000, $750, $500. The study that uses the most sustainable practices and concepts will be awarded $100.
Visit the LSBE LaBounty Center for Entrepreneurship website for more information, and to download the registration from and instructions.
Thursday, Feb. 2 or Monday, Feb. 13 in LSBE 165 from 5 to 6 pm
Feasibility Studies are due February 28th, 3:30 p.m. in LSBE Student Affairs (LSBE 111A)