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UMD Alumni Focus Group

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UMD Alumni Focus Group

Calling all UMD alumni, we are in need of your help! In May we will be conducting two focus group sessions to solicit responses on how our alumni group can enhance engagement with members, and to learn what services or activities our members would like from us. We are looking for 8-10 participants per group who have graduated from within the last 10 years – Maroon Group – (2014-2004) and from the last 20 years – Gold Group – (2003-1993)
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UMD to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016

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UMD to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016

UMD has been selected as the host site for the state of Minnesota for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

The First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s ...

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Maura Crowell to Lead Women’s Hockey Program

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Maura Crowell to Lead Women’s Hockey Program

Maura Crowell has been named the new head coach of the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldog Women’s Hockey program. Crowell comes to Bulldog Country less than two weeks after competing in the 2015 Frozen Four, where she served as the associate head coach of the Harvard University Women’s Hockey Program.

“We are excited to welcome Coach Crowell to the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Bulldog Athletics family,” said UMD Athletic Director Josh Berlo. “Maura exhibits the passion and commitment necessary ...

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Annual Event – Surly Brewing Co.

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Surly INVITE

Join the UMD Alumni Association at Surly Brewing Co. for our signature event.

Great Brews, good company, and fun guaranteed!

~Heavy Appetizers
~Cash Bar
~Message from Chancellor Black

Let us know you are coming!
RSVP –>link

(Space is limited)

Where: Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55415

           

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Passion for Art Fuels Successful Gallery Director

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Passion for Art Fuels Successful Gallery Director

Leslie Hammons (‘04), is the director of the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis. She credits her experience at UMD with affording her the time to delve in and become completely passionate about art and art history. Her experience was enriched by art history Professors Robyn Roslak and Tom Hedin, as well as French Professor Milan Kovacevic. “They encouraged creative, critical thinking and their passion for their own work was very motivating. I remember Tom Hedin once talked about how you ...

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A Mother’s Love Motivates Alumna to Create Autism Program Scholarship

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A Mother’s Love Motivates Alumna to Create Autism Program Scholarship

When their first (and only) child was born to Peg Haley Kepner (’68) and USAF Captain Rick Kepner (’68) in 1972, they were ecstatic. Their healthy son, Jason, had the looks of a tremendous golfer and fighter pilot like his dad. As time went on, it was apparent to Peg that Jason’s development milestones were not on track. Doctors assured them that he would be fine and was “just a little slow.” Despite being first-time parents, they knew that Jason’s ...

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Ready, Set, Ski Fast!

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Ready, Set, Ski Fast!

Tradition, legacy, friendship, and the love of skiing are the foundation of the UMD Alpine Ski Team. With over 40 male and female student racers, four volunteer coaches, and a common goal of having fun, building lasting relationships, and self-motivation, the alpine ski team is one of the largest club teams at UMD. Head Coach Jason Grimm (‘08) discussed the importance and value of competing at a collegiate level in ski racing. “Being part of the alpine ski team teaches ...

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4,000 Miles and Back Again

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4,000 Miles and Back Again

In 1930, the Minneapolis Star sponsored Eric Sevareid (U of MN Twin Cities 1935 graduate) and his friend Walter Port to traverse and then recount their adventures as they canoed more than 2,250 miles from Minneapolis to the Hudson Bay. The full account of their journey is told by Sevareid in his enchanting book Canoeing with the Cree, and UMD graduate Adam Maxwell (‘14) was so inspired by the story that he and three of his friends planned and paddled ...

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