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They’re here! First-year Students Have Arrived

UMD 2016Student leaders, great weather, stunning campus, incredible first-year students: UMD Welcome Week.

Champ Wants You

…to be in the UMD Homecoming parade!

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Mystery Photo #34: UMD Majorette June Feick

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This mystery photo comes from the folks at UMD’s Kathryn A. Martin Library. The majorette featured front and center is June Feick, leading her fellow majorettes and the UMD Marching Band during the 1952 Homecoming Parade on Superior Street in Duluth.

The mystery? “June doesn’t appear to have enrolled at UMD for the 1953-54 (school year),” reads the caption on the Kathryn A. Martin Library Facebook page. “We are curious about what happened in her life after she left UMD. Can anyone help us find more information?”
 

Sustainable Design at UMD

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I’m lucky to have worked on a sustainable art project on the breezeway leading to Darland Admin Building at UMD with Darren Houser, Mindy Granley, Catherine Meier, Kathy McTavish, and Wildwoods.

Duluth is a bottleneck for bird migration. Birds flying south prefer not to fly over open water, and so follow the coastline until they read the head of the lake in Duluth.

The Art in Mayor Larson’s Office

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Sketch Bomb with John Hoban at UMD

Local artist John Hoban organized a Sketch Bomb at UMD.

Local artist John Hoban organized a Sketch Bomb at UMD.

John Hoban, creator of Captain Artichoke, Apocalypse City, and Night of the Smurfing Dead, lead a Sketch Bomb at UMD on Monday. The event was planned by Pat Maus of the Archives and Special Collections area of UMD’s Martin Library.

Selective Focus: One River, Many Prints

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Starting this week, Selective Focus is changing direction. Instead of variations on a weekly theme as before, we will be posting brief profiles of visual artists and happenings around the area. We start it off with a collaborative project between UMD students and elementary students.

A Bentleyville Story

Video by UMD student Heidi French, produced as her college writing final.

Bagley Nature Area Population Boom?

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It looks like there is a population explosion in UMD’s Bagley Nature Area! A couple elaborate shelters with exquisite details are inhabited — yet nicely hidden from the prying eyes of neighbors. At the time of my visit, the residents must have been in class but they did leave a fresh deer hide behind to greet me. I give them an A+ in civil engineering!

Shrine Game of 1965

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Fifty-year-old UMD Bulldogs football road-game poster.

Summer of ’65: Grandmom earns UMD degree after 30-year span

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Fifty years ago — Aug. 21, 1965 — the DNT reports Mrs. George Orescanin has received her bachelor of arts degree in social science following summer session at the University of Minnesota Duluth. It was a process she had begun 32 years earlier.

Development Officer Position at UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth has an opening for an associate development officer (working title: development officer). This development professional will work in partnership with the development officer in fundraising efforts for UMD’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Education and Human Service Professions. The associate development officer will be responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation of mid-level donors. Applications must be submitted online. For more details or to apply for this position, click here and search for job opening 302836. Contact: Lawrence Johnson,
218-726-6696.

Summer of ’65: Griggs Hall opens at UMD

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Fifty years ago — Aug. 19, 1965 — the DNT reports a new, unnamed residence hall, designed to house 202 students, will be dedicated on Aug. 20.

Mystery Photos #22 – #32: UMD

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The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Alumni Association sent out an email featuring eleven old photos. The organization is collecting UMD memories for the upcoming Bridge magazine and is requesting help identifying memories and people from these heritage photographs.

The Potluck: An integral part of our functionality

A brief peak into conversations at the UMD Costume Shop during last month’s run of Detestable Madness.

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