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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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Capturing Wind Energy by the Kilowatt

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Capturing Wind Energy by the Kilowatt

We tend to think of windmills as a creation of the Dutch and imagine rolling hills with quaint buildings that turn cloth sails and wood beams into grain-crushing machines. However, the first known windmill was most likely created by the Persians between 500 and 900 A.D. During the Crusades, Europeans picked up on the technology and incorporated it into their daily farm life. Sometime around 1219 A.D., China documented their first windmill as a method of increasing grain grinding in ...

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Alumni Appreciation Day March 18 – 22 UMD Stores

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Alumni Appreciation Day March 18 – 22 UMD Stores

Alumni Relations staff will be on hand to greet you just outside the UMD Stores on Kirby Drive on Wednesday, March 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with treats and beverages that will dazzle your senses with a beach-themed jamboree!

 

Alumni discounts in store and online March 18 – 22

25% off Alumni Wear & Gifts
40% off Authentic Hockey Jerseys
50% off Champion Heritage UMD Wear
40% off Select Under Armour Outerwear for Men and Women

 

Two Reasons to Visit Campus on Two Different Days!

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Bulldog Lobby Day Student Send-Off

Alumni Appreciation Day at UMD Stores

First Things First:

UMD students are heading to the capitol and they need your support!

Show your Bulldog pride on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:30 am at the UMD Bus Hub by cheering on our students as they board the bus at 10:00 am and head to St. Paul to lobby for their university.

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Graduation Gala 2015

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Graduation Gala 2015

Graduating seniors, you are cordially invited to the UMD Alumni Association Graduation Party at the Glensheen Mansion on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. More details and information on purchasing tickets coming SOON!

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Women’s Cross Country Team Collects Many Honors during 2014 Season

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Women’s Cross Country Team Collects Many Honors during 2014 Season

The University of Minnesota Duluth put the finishing touches on its 2014 season  – and did so in historic fashion –  by placing third out of 32 teams at the NCAA Division II Championships this past December in Louisville, Ky. It marked the highest national finish ever for a UMD team, eclipsing the seventh-place showing turned in by the 2009 Bulldogs. In addition, UMD produced four individual All-Americans as another program best despite running on a very muddy course; conditions ...

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