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Young Alumni — Save the Date!

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Mingle with your fellow Bulldogs while enjoying great food and beverages on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Day Block Brewing in Minneapolis.

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UMD is the place to be

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UMD is the place to be

During the past year, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has placed in winner-tier categories for a variety of listings. Among these honors are the U.S. News and World Report ranking and the Huffington Post that announced that UMD is a campus that encompasses a solid education and an inclusive atmosphere. The most current honor came when UMD ranked 8th in Top Public Schools in the Midwest in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition. The ...

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Alumni Celebrate Intercultural Communication and Hawaiian History and Culture Classes

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Alumni Celebrate Intercultural Communication and Hawaiian History and Culture Classes

A reunion of more than 250 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) alumni took place on August 23 and 24, 2014 hosted by UMD’s Department of Communication. Professors Michael Sunnafrank and Ryan Goei were the faculty sponsors. The Intercultural Communication class has been taught for more than 20 years. The Hawaii class has been taught for more than 15 years.

The weekend kicked off at Grandma’s Sports Garden from 4–9 pm. The Saturday event included a drum ceremony, as well as an ...

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Turning Embezzler’s Booty into an eBay Empire

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Turning Embezzler’s Booty into an eBay Empire

There are 104,872 emails on Holli Pahlen’s phone. By the end of the day—pick a day, any day—the 33-year-old thrift-store junkie who runs an eBay resale boutique from her remote northern hometown of Warroad, Minnesota (pop. 1770), will receive a couple hundred more. Some will be inquiries. Many will flag a new sale: to a celebrity here (Kim Kardashian and country singer John Prine are past clients), a Russian oligarch there, a doctor on Lake Shore Drive, perhaps, or a ...

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UMD’s Home City Receives Major Cover Attention

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UMD’s Home City Receives Major Cover Attention

Subscribers to the outdoor-centric magazine Outside magazine received an issue that would pull at the heartstrings of any UMD Bulldog. The magazine’s September cover featured a cityscape view of Duluth as seen from the rocky shore in Canal Park. The cover featured the 2014 winner of the magazine’s “Best Towns Ever” contest, which Duluth won in a multi-round online voting campaign this past summer.

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Six Bulldogs Headed for the Athletics Hall of Fame

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Six Bulldogs Headed for the Athletics Hall of Fame

What do the late Gary Birkholz, Matt Christensen, Brett Hauer, Kendall Kelly, Trevor Lundgren and Pati Rolf have in common (other than Bulldog Country)? These five former All-Americans and long-time volleyball head coach will be paid a lasting tribute for their contributions to the University of Minnesota Duluth athletics on January 17, 2014, when they become the newest additions to the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame.

Gary Birkholz started three seasons on UMD’s offensive line for the football team, ...

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Silent Film Font for Digital Devices

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Silent Film Font for Digital Devices

The art of a silent film is sometimes largely forgotten in this digital age where the movie industry focuses on great effects, compelling dialogue, and outstanding musical scores. Back in 1916 a lettering artist sat down, picked up a Speedball pen, and carefully constructed intertitle cards for the silent film The Good Bad Man starring Douglas Fairbanks. Nearly a century later, a renowned Minneapolis graphic designer and a 2013 UMD grad gathered around a Mac and tried to recreate this ...

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We Are Bulldog Country

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We Are Bulldog Country

Autumn is just around the corner which means UMD Bulldogs are revving up for Homecoming week. This year the lineup of activities for maroon and gold diehards is something you don’t want to miss. We have the corn roast, the cardboard boat races, and the 2nd annual Homecoming parade in downtown Duluth. UMD Alumni Relations is partnering with campus departments to help plan and host club reunions from the UMD Pep Band to the Alpha Nu Omega 55th Anniversary. With ...

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Join Us for an Authentic Duluth Experience!

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Join Us for an Authentic Duluth Experience!

Do you like microbrews? Do you more specifically like Duluth brewed beer? Do you love being a UMD Bulldog? Then we want YOU at the first-ever UMD Alumni Duluth Experience Brewery Tour!

Founded by four UMD alums (see the story in the Spring 2014 online issue of ‘The Bridge’), The Duluth Experience highlights the wonderful craft beer options that Duluth has to offer. Your tour, led by Duluth Experience tour guides, will begin with a Behind-the-Scenes look at ...

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