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Morris Named a Best College Value under $30,000
Jenna Ray, Friday, Dec 19, 9:12 a.m.
Morris is the only Minnesota college included on this Kiplinger's list.
Morris Named a 2015 Best Value Public College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Dec 17, 10:12 a.m.
Praised for Strong Academic Record and Great Economic Value
Morris to Celebrate Sixth Annual MLK Day of Service
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Dec 11, 2:12 p.m.
This day serves as an opportunity to honor his legacy through community service.
Morris a Top 50 Most Affordable Public College
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Dec 4, 3:12 p.m.
This list identifies the most affordable public schools for out-of-state students.
Kvale '16 Leads Successful Harvest
Brittany Grady '17, Kaiserslautern, Wednesday, Nov 26, 11:11 a.m.
Peter Kvale '16, Duluth, and other Morris students harvested produce from the student-led vegetable garden.
Winter '15 Works with Fairmont Market Square
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Nov 25, 11:11 a.m.
Katie Winter '15, Watkins, serves the organization as a social media marketing assistant.
UMM AISES Wins Outreach and Community Service Award
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 24, 8:11 a.m.
The Morris chapter accepted the award at the 2014 AISES National Conference.
Competitive Scholarship Deadline Is December 15
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 24, 8:11 a.m.
Morris invites incoming first-year students to compete for its competitive scholarship packages.
Cafe Scientifique Has Its Head in the Clouds
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Nov 20, 11:11 a.m.
Associate Professor Sylke Boyd and Shelby Richard '15, Elko New Market, will lead the discussion.
Buchanan Contributes to Global Summit
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Nov 18, 1:11 p.m.
Her knowledge of Moroccan folk tales will influence an entrepreneurial summit.
University Units Partner To Create Interactive E-Book
Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Nov 13, 8:11 a.m.
The resource will help area strawberry growers cultivate a new breed of strawberries.
Morris Welcomes New Minnesota GreenCorps Member
Brittany Grady ’17, Kaiserslautern, Tuesday, Nov 11, 9:11 a.m.
Faith Bradley aims to increase the availability of local foods in the community.
Early Closing on 11/10 and Late Start on 11/11
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 10, 2:11 p.m.
The campus will close at 4 p.m. Monday and reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Morris Holds Second Founders Forum on the Liberal Arts
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 10, 11:11 a.m.
The forum will focus on Morris's approach to liberal learning and the challenge of "Minerva."
Morris Contingent Travels to AASHE Annual Conference
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 10, 9:11 a.m.
This is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America.
Sustainability Leadership for the Future Fellows Announced
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Nov 6, 10:11 a.m.
Fellows will have a positive and lasting impact on the Morris campus.
Three Morris Students Receive Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Award
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Nov 5, 2:11 p.m.
The award acknowledges diverse students doing outstanding work at the University of Minnesota.
Lee Lecture Rescheduled
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Nov 4, 1:11 p.m.
Michaelle Browers will deliver the lecture on November 17.
Cougars Dominate UMAC Championships
Stephen Batcher, Sports Information Director, Monday, Nov 3, 9:11 a.m.
For the first time in program history, the women's cross country team won the UMAC Championship.
Morris Campus Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 3, 8:11 a.m.
The celebration honors the rich heritage of Native peoples.
Morris to Host First Holiday Soiree
Jenna Ray, Friday, Oct 31, 8:10 a.m.
Delight in the tastes and sounds of the season with the University of Minnesota, Morris Music Discipline.
James Sewell Ballet Brings Guy Noir to Morris
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Oct 30, 9:10 a.m.
The company puts its spin on a Minnesota treasure.
Theatre Arts Discipline Presents A Midnight Dreary
Kira Jorgensen Duus '15, Roseville, Wednesday, Oct 29, 9:11 a.m.
The production opens on November 6 in the Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre.
Morris A Business Insider Smartest Public College
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Oct 28, 8:10 a.m.
Morris is one of only two Minnesota schools included on this exclusive list.
Demetriou Wins Immortality Project Grant
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, Oct 27, 12:10 p.m.
This research explores civic immortality and promoting democratic reform.
Morris to Host Fourth Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments
Jenna Ray, Sunday, Oct 26, 2:11 p.m.
The event showcases work produced by more than 30 faculty and staff members.
Bohling Improves Childcare in Stevens County
Jayce Koester '16, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Oct 23, 12:10 p.m.
She worked with First Children's Finance to conduct surveys for area parents and childcare providers.
Cafe Scientifique Explores Benefits of Ancient Wheat
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Oct 21, 1:10 p.m.
Abdullah A. Jaradat, USDA Agricultural Research Service, will lead the discussion.
Montovan '05 Named Latterell Visiting Alumna
Jenna Ray, Monday, Oct 20, 3:11 p.m.
Kathryn Sullivan Montovan '05 will return to campus on Monday, November 3.
Fossen Assists Habitat for Humanity
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Oct 16, 11:10 a.m.
Daniel Fossen '15, Burnsville, is conducting a survey for the organization's homeowners.
Works by Weeks and Ibarra Grace Morrison Gallery
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Oct 14, 9:10 a.m.
<em>Wheel Within a Wheel</em> and <em>Seeds of Babel</em> open on October 30.
Morris Welcomed Delegation from Germany
Jenna Ray, Monday, Oct 13, 2:10 p.m.
The delegation explored research being done on energy and renewable agriculture.
Keeler Conducts Local Foods Research
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Friday, Oct 10, 12:10 p.m.
Maria Keeler '16 is researching growers and producers of local foods in the west central region.
Ryan ’06 and Kim Kasl ’06 Live Small and Debt Free
Pengxeu Thao ’15, Roseville, Thursday, Oct 9, 3:10 p.m.
Their sustainable lifestyle was recently featured on FYI's <em>Tiny House Nation</em>.
Bill Nye Is Coming to Morris
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Oct 9, 8:10 a.m.
Nye will present "Big Blast of Science."
Theatre Season Explores Fear, Faith, and Fantasy
Kira Jorgensen Duus ’15, Roseville, Thursday, Oct 2, 1:10 p.m.
The season includes <em>A Midnight Dreary</em>, <em>Dog Sees God</em>, and <em>Many Moons</em>.
Humphrey Intern Concludes Service to CST
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Sep 30, 2:09 p.m.
Tashna Silburn assisted with project development and management.
Morris's Sustainability Team Joins Climate Leadership Summit
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 29, 3:09 p.m.
The team will accept Morris's 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award.
Award-Winning Pianist Comes to Morris
Jenna Ray, Friday, Sep 26, 9:09 a.m.
Charlie Albright will perform on Saturday, October 11.
Cafe Scientifique Explores Borneo and Beyond
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Sep 24, 10:09 a.m.
Michael Ceballos, assistant professor of biology, will lead the discussion.
Morris Named to Victory Media’s 2015 Military Friendly Schools List
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Sep 24, 9:09 a.m.
This is the fourth consecutive year in which Morris has been included.
Lee Lecture Canceled
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Tuesday, Sep 23, 8:10 a.m.
The lecture will be rescheduled at a later date.
Community Coffee Held in Honor of Regents' Visit
Melissa Weber, Monday, Sep 22, 1:10 p.m.
The campus and community are invited to an informal gathering with members of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
Morris Commemorates the Life of John Q. Imholte
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 18, 1:10 p.m.
The celebration will be held following the Cougar football Homecoming game.
Morris Will Celebrate Homecoming 2014
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 18, 1:10 p.m.
The tailgate party will be held in in the Dining Hall.
Barber Lecture Links Literature to Local Food
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Sep 17, 12:10 p.m.
Frances E. Dolan. professor of English at the University of California-Davis, will deliver the lecture.
Morris Welcomes Diverse Incoming Class
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 15, 12:09 p.m.
The incoming class includes 413 freshmen and 119 transfer students.
Tickets Available for Bill Nye the Science Guy
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 15, 12:09 p.m.
Scientist, comedian, and inventor Bill Nye is coming to Morris October 14.
Driggs Lecture to Look at Law in the Lives of Medieval Women
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 15, 8:09 a.m.
Ruth Mazo Karras will deliver the lecture on Monday, September 15.
Morris Honored by Washington Monthly
Jenna Ray, Friday, Sep 12, 11:09 a.m.
The campus was included in both the magazine's public good and affordability rankings.
Morris Praised by Winds of Change
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 11, 3:09 p.m.
The magazine again named Morris a top 200 institution in support of American Indian students.
Morris Installs New Photovoltaic Array
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 11, 2:09 p.m.
The installation was made possible by the campus's participation in the Made in Minnesota program.
Morris Again Named A Top 10 Public Liberal Arts College
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Sep 9, 9:09 a.m.
This is the sixteenth consecutive year in which the University of Minnesota, Morris has been recognized.
Pratt Receives National Wildlife Federation Fellowship
Pengxeu Thao ’15, Roseville, Friday, Sep 5, 2:09 p.m.
Anna Pratt '15 will lead community climate discussions and more.
Peters Receives Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Grant
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 4, 1:09 p.m.
Her research addresses American Indian health disparities in and around Minnesota.
Morris Exhibits Framing the Field
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 4, 8:09 a.m.
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 4.
Morris Awarded College Success Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Sep 2, 10:09 a.m.
Funds support interventions that keep at-risk first-year students on the path to graduation.
September Community Meal Will Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Ashraf Ashkar, Office of Community Engagement, Friday, Aug 29, 8:08 a.m.
The next Morris Community Meal will be served on Monday, September 1.
The Sketchbook Project Comes to Morris
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Wednesday, Aug 27, 8:08 a.m.
All are welcome to contribute to this worldwide art collection.
Morris Earns Continuation College Success Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Aug 26, 3:08 p.m.
Continued funding sustains successful programs that boost retention and completion rates.
Campus to Welcome Nobel Laureate
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Aug 26, 12:09 p.m.
Renowned biochemist Dr. Peter Agre will meet with students, faculty, and staff.
Faculty and Students Partner on Summer Research
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, Aug 25, 3:08 p.m.
Undergraduate research fosters early professional experience.
Fischer Educates Public About Honeybees
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Aug 25, 9:08 a.m.
Kelly Fischer '17, Roseville, is developing a honeybee educational installation with the Prairie Ecology Bus Center.
Wente and Kildegaard Work on Solar Energy Project
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Aug 21, 9:08 a.m.
Jordan Wente '15 and Arne Kildegaard are optimizing a solar energy plan for a local dairy.
Students Look at Atmospheric Conditions
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Tuesday, Aug 19, 8:08 a.m.
Shelby Richard '15 and Jieying Jin '15 developed research tools for halo observation.
Morris Will Welcome Students for an Exciting New Year
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, Aug 18, 1:08 p.m.
New Student Orientation begins August 24.
Sheehan Serves as NWF Campus Ecology Fellow
Brittany Grady ’17, Kaiserslautern, Friday, Aug 15, 8:08 a.m.
Sheehan increased climate literacy and clean energy usage in Minnesota.
Morris Rises in "Cool Schools" Rankings
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Aug 14, 1:08 p.m.
The campus is one of <em>Sierra</em> magazine's top 40 "Cool Schools" for 2014.
Lindgren Improves Road Safety
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Aug 13, 9:08 a.m.
Michael Lindgren '14, Crystal, assesses transportation and safety issues along Highway 68.
The New Standards to Open Performing Arts Series
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Aug 12, 8:09 a.m.
The group plays with the freedom of jazz and a love of pop and rock tunes.
Barbour Receives Grant for HCl Emission Research
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Friday, Aug 8, 11:08 a.m.
His work will improve biomass plant emissions and functionality.
National Science Foundation Extends Funding for New Research Experience
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Aug 7, 8:08 a.m.
"Indigenous American to Indigenous Borneo—Adventures in Biology and Biodiversity" is led by Assistant Professor Michael Ceballos.
Applications Available for “Connecting Students and Communities” Program
Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Aug 6, 8:08 a.m.
The application is open through Wednesday, August 20.
Morris Value Recognized by Forbes Magazine
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Aug 5, 8:08 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is among the best educational values in the nation.
Community Needs and Assets Assessment to be Presented
Jenna Ray, Monday, Aug 4, 3:08 p.m.
The comprehensive study was conducted by University of Minnesota, Morris faculty and staff.
Sungur and Perfetti Research Data Sonification
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Jul 31, 11:07 a.m.
The team studies the effects of sound in data analysis.
Johnson Spends the Summer At Harvard Forest
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jul 30, 10:07 a.m.
Alayna is examining the relationship between climate and deforestation.
Morris Earns Two College Success Grants from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jul 29, 11:07 a.m.
The grants will help Morris support at-risk students.
CST Students Assist Alexandria Watershed Area
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Jul 28, 11:07 a.m.
Francis Reed '16 and Benjamin Odegaard '16 look for invasive species, write articles for the Lake Ida Association newsletter, and help with water sampling from surrounding lakes.
STELLAR Program Welcomes International Students
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Friday, Jul 25, 9:07 a.m.
The program improves international student performance and creates friendships.
Cougars Earn USTFCCCA Award
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jul 24, 12:07 p.m.
It is the second consecutive year in which the Cougars have earned this honor.
Women's Basketball Ranks 13th in Division III
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jul 24, 11:07 a.m.
The team was ranked among the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's 2014 Academic Top 25.
Gateway Program Prepares Students for Campus Life
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Tuesday, Jul 22, 1:07 p.m.
The program celebrates 20 years of education and diversity leadership.
Turk Receives Imagine Fund for Vidding Research
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Jul 17, 9:07 a.m.
Tisha Turk, associate professor of English, researches new media literacy and fandom.
Chemistry Students Study Metal-Organic Frameworks
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Tuesday, Jul 15, 1:07 p.m.
Student research contributes to understanding Alzheimer's treatments.
CST Students Work With Family Economic Success Program
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Jul 14, 1:07 p.m.
Jacob Bibeau '15 and Ricardo Rojas '16 gathered data from west central Minnesota.
Genova Receives Imagine Fund Award for Research in Argentina
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Friday, Jul 11, 1:07 p.m.
The project will focus on race and the national family.
Morris Will Welcome Alumni of the WCSA
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jul 10, 9:07 a.m.
Morris will host the West Central School of Agriculture All-School Reunion on Saturday, July 19.
Wente Aims to Understand Consumer Needs in Grant County
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Jul 8, 9:07 a.m.
Jordan Wente '15, Dodge Center, is working with Grant County to better understand consumer needs and desires in the area.
Sigma Delta Pi Chosen to Present at International Conference
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Monday, Jul 7, 10:07 a.m.
Morris's chapter is one of four chosen to present in Panama City.
Thiede ’14 Reflects on Four Years with CST
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Jul 3, 1:07 p.m.
Thiede entered, organized, analyzed, and compiled information and helped teachers and educators better engage with students throughout the state.
Morris Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jul 2, 1:07 p.m.
The guide book delivers an insider's look at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
McQuarrie and Kim Explore Differential Equation Models
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Tuesday, Jul 1, 8:07 a.m.
Undergraduate summer research fosters early professional experience.
Citizens' Climate Lobby Comes to Morris
Brittany Grady '17, Kaiserslautern, Monday, Jun 30, 2:06 p.m.
Morris students engage with the Citizens' Climate Lobby and continue to impact environmental policy in Minnesota.
Miller Receives Imagine Fund Award for Project on Man Booker Prize
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Wednesday, Jun 25, 12:06 p.m.
Miller will create a database to analyze patterns in Booker selections.
Morris Commissions New Sculpture
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Tuesday, Jun 24, 2:06 p.m.
The sculpture honors past, present, and future iterations of the campus.
Biology Students Study Stomach Bacteria
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Jun 19, 9:06 a.m.
Timna Wyckoff's students are spending the summer studying <em>Helicobacter pylori</em>.
University of Minnesota Supports Youth Charities Statewide
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jun 17, 11:06 a.m.
The U will donate its share of Pennsylvania State University's forfeited bowl revenue.
Narvaez Receives Imagine Fund Award for Research on Chinese Indentured Labor
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Thursday, Jun 12, 8:06 a.m.
His work will address Chinese laborers in Cuba and Peru during the 19th century.
Students Spend Summer Conducting Immunology Research
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Wednesday, Jun 11, 11:06 a.m.
Student researchers gain lab experience researching Human Herpesvirus 6.
Morris to Hold First 50th Reunion
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jun 10, 8:06 a.m.
The first of its kind, this reunion marks an important milestone for the Morris campus.
Morris Healthy Eating Changes Food Culture
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jun 6, 2:06 p.m.
MHE has increased access to and availability of healthy foods while reducing obesity.
Rudney Chairs Minnesota Teacher of the Year Panel
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jun 5, 3:06 p.m.
The experience enriches her career and those of current and former students.
Computer Science Students Research Programming Language
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Wednesday, Jun 4, 7:06 a.m.
The team is creating accessible programming environments for future students.
Morris Receives Prestigious Climate Leadership Award
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jun 3, 3:05 p.m.
Awards recognize higher education institutions for innovation and leadership in sustainability.
Morris Offers Cougar Camps for Youth Athletes
Stephen Batcher, Sports Information Director, Thursday, May 29, 4:05 p.m.
Cougar coaches and special guests will help athletes improve their soccer, volleyball and basketball skills.
Odello Receives Funding for Musicology Research
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Wednesday, May 28, 3:05 p.m.
Denise Odello, assistant professor of music, will research American marching bands.
Briggs Library Takes Part in Assessment in Action
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, May 27, 1:05 p.m.
Briggs Library is one of 73 institutions selected to take part in the program.
Education Students Accompany 8th Grade Science Trip
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Friday, May 23, 11:05 a.m.
Luciana Ranelli '14, Claire Goodrich '14, and Evan Beranek '14 gain experience as future educators.
Dean Receives Imagine Fund Award for Research at Marana Mound
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Friday, May 23, 9:05 a.m.
The work will focus on the use of animals in practices at the site.
Kari Hanson '15 Accepted to Carnegie Mellon Summer School
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, May 19, 10:05 a.m.
Hanson will spend three weeks researching logic and formal epistemology.
Foss and Fragodt Named UMAC Scholar Athletes of the Year
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, May 14, 11:05 a.m.
The honor recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate a healthy balance by achieving excellence in academics, leadership, service, and athletics.
Confucius Institute Coming to Morris
Jenna Ray, Monday, May 12, 10:05 a.m.
The institute promotes the study of Chinese language and culture in Minnesota communities.
Peer Health Educators and Foodlums Launch Refridgeraiders Program
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Thursday, May 8, 8:05 a.m.
The new program educates students about eating cheaply, quickly, and healthily.
Biology Club Unveils New Chimney Swift Tower
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Wednesday, May 7, 9:05 a.m.
The tower will serve as a home for the displaced birds.
Office of Community Engagement Presents Annual Awards
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, May 6, 9:05 a.m.
The awards acknowledge individuals who have created or supported exemplary partnerships with the broader community.
Blodgett Wins 2014 ARLD Academic Innovators Award
Jenna Ray, Monday, May 5, 7:05 a.m.
The award recognizes academic librarians who have made outstanding contributions through innovative projects, programs, or services.
UMMAA Announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Jenna Ray, Friday, May 2, 7:10 a.m.
The award honors alumni who make noteworthy contributions in their professional lives, in public service, or in service to the University of Minnesota.
Natalie Hoidal '15 Named a 2014 Udall Scholar
Jenna Ray, Thursday, May 1, 8:05 a.m.
Hoidal is known for her commitment to the environment.
Faculty and Staff Honored at Recognition Dinner
Jenna Ray, Monday, Apr 28, 8:04 a.m.
The event provides an opportunity to congratulate award recipients and thank retirees for their service.
University of Minnesota, Morris to Celebrate 51st Commencement
Jenna Ray, Friday, Apr 25, 1:05 p.m.
Given tomorrow's forecast, Commencement will be held in the P.E. Center.
Green Prairie Community Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Apr 24, 1:04 p.m.
LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
Morris Joins the Made in Minnesota Program
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Thursday, Apr 24, 11:04 a.m.
The program gives incentives to those who utilize solar energy systems.
Morris Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Apr 22, 10:04 a.m.
The guide highlights the campus's deep roots in land stewardship.
Center For Small Towns Announces Symposium Keynote Speakers
Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Apr 22, 9:04 a.m.
Four keynote speakers will address topics like rural migration and the rural narrative.
Deane Receives All-University Horace T. Morse Award
Jenna Ray, Monday, Apr 21, 2:04 p.m.
Deane is the 41st University of Minnesota, Morris faculty member to receive the award.
Morris Publishes First Issue of Scholarly Horizons
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Friday, Apr 18, 2:04 p.m.
The new journal showcases student research and creative work.
Community Engagement Hosts 7th Annual Bread 'N Bowls
Ashraf Ashkar, Office of Community Engagement, Thursday, Apr 17, 8:04 a.m.
The event raises awareness and support for local organizations.
Jordan Wente '15 Named a 2014 Truman Scholar
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Apr 16, 4:04 p.m.
The award recognizes academic and leadership accomplishments.
Morris Premieres New Sustainability Leadership Program
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Apr 15, 11:04 a.m.
Sustainability Leaders for the Future will integrate and expand leadership and sustainability offerings.
Cafe Scientifique to Focus on Behavioral Economics
Jenna Ray, Monday, Apr 14, 1:04 p.m.
The discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 29.
Registration for the 2014 Symposium on Small Towns Now Open
Center for Small Towns, Sunday, Apr 13, 11:05 a.m.
Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.
Summer Term Gives Diverse Learning Options
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Friday, Apr 11, 9:04 a.m.
Degree and nondegree seeking students can enroll in a variety of summer courses.
Students Rally for the University of Minnesota
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Apr 10, 8:04 a.m.
Morris students speak with state legislators on undergraduate education funding
Ajibewa Leaves his Mark at Morris
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Tuesday, Apr 8, 11:04 a.m.
Tiwaloluwa Ajibewa '14 reflects on his University of Minnesota, Morris career.
Assistance Available through “Connecting Students and Communities” Program
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Apr 7, 7:04 a.m.
The program provides assistance to local units of government, K12 schools, and community based organizations.
Undergraduate Research Symposium Showcases Scholarship and Creative Activity
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Wednesday, Apr 2, 11:04 a.m.
The event celebrates student achievement across all disciplines.
Help Morris Win Climate Leadership Awards Video Contest
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Apr 1, 8:04 a.m.
Voting is now open for the public voting competition.
Sheri Breen Receives 2014 UMMAA Teaching Award
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Mar 27, 9:03 a.m.
The award honors faculty for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education.
Uncommon Women Rule on the Morris Stage
Lindy Jacskon '14, Belle Plain, Tuesday, Mar 25, 10:04 a.m.
Performances of Uncommon Women and Others open April 10.
Burks Receives Faculty Distinguished Research Award
Jenna Ray, Monday, Mar 24, 9:03 a.m.
The award recognizes sustained research productivity of a Morris faculty member.
Peter Bell to Serve as 2014 Commencement Speaker
Jenna Ray, Friday, Mar 21, 8:03 a.m.
Bell is a distinguished author and community leader and former member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
Circle of Nations Indigenous Association to Host 30th Annual Powwow
CNIA Powwow Advertising Committee, Thursday, Mar 20, 8:04 p.m.
Dancers from across the United States and Canada come for this annual social gathering.
28th French Poetry Contest to Celebrate Francophone Language and Verse
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Tuesday, Mar 18, 8:04 a.m.
The contest will be held on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center's Oyate Hall.
All Invited to Attend Prairie Gate Literary Festival Events and Workshops
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Mar 13, 10:03 a.m.
Literary enthusiasts will enjoy readings, workshops, and discussions with nationally and internationally recognized authors.
Cafe Scientifique Asks, "Organic Food: Fact or Fiction?"
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Mar 11, 8:03 a.m.
Brad Heins, assistant professor of organic dairy management at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), will lead the discussion.
CST Presents 2014 Symposium on Small Towns
Center for Small Towns, Monday, Mar 10, 1:06 p.m.
This year's symposium is titled "Understanding Rural Migration: Myths, Trends, and Opportunities Exposed."
One Hour Late Start on 3/7/14
Jenna Ray, Friday, Mar 7, 6:03 a.m.
The Morris campus will open at 9 a.m.
36th Annual Jazz Festival Begins April 4
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Mar 6, 4:04 p.m.
Featuring pianist Kevin Harris and trumpeter Darren Barrett, the festival promises to be a unique and soulful experience.
President Kaler to Give 2014 State of the U Address
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Mar 5, 9:03 a.m.
The address will begin on March 6 at 3:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Again Named Best Value by Kiplinger's
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Mar 4, 9:03 a.m.
Morris was recognized as both a Best College Value Under 30,000 a Year and a Best Value in Small Colleges.
Lamberty Helps With Traveling Science Exhibit
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, Mar 3, 10:03 a.m.
Kristin Lamberty, associate professor of computer science, provided STEM focused lessons to the International Falls community.
Morris Named a "Greenest University" by BestColleges.com
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Feb 27, 2:03 p.m.
The online resource praised 50 schools for launching impactful initiatives to reduce their carbon footprints.
Hofer to Participate in HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Feb 26, 9:02 a.m.
Hofer can take part in this prestigious experience through Morris's Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Pathways to Science Program.
Morris to Host UMAC Women's Basketball Finals
Jenna Ray, Monday, Feb 24, 12:02 p.m.
The game will tip at 7 p.m. against Northwestern.
Cougars Claim UMAC Women's Basketball Regular Season Championship
Stephen Batcher, Sports Information Director, Monday, Feb 24, 9:02 a.m.
This is the Cougars' fifth straight conference championship under Head Coach Tim Grove.
Lackey's Latest Books Released
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Feb 20, 2:02 p.m.
The prolific scholar recently came out with both <em>The Haverford Discussions</em> and <em>Truthful Fictions</em>.
Center for Small Towns Completes Four Townships Economic Report
Jayce Koester '16, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Feb 18, 1:02 p.m.
The results illustrate valuable information about the economy and demographics of the Four Townships area.
Partnerships with Local Schools Inspire Teacher Education Advisory Committee
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Feb 13, 10:02 a.m.
The committee aims to define best practices for supervision and to support area teachers.
Cafe Scientifique Explores the Good, the Bad, and the Honey
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Feb 11, 8:02 a.m.
Carrie Eberle, research agronomist post-doc at the North Central Soil Conservation Research Lab, will lead the discussion.
February Community Meal to Feature Heart-Healthy Foods
Ashraf Ashkar, Office of Community Engagement, Monday, Feb 10, 10:02 a.m.
The meal will be held on Monday, February 24.
Aquila Theatre Company Comes to Morris
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Feb 6, 8:02 a.m.
This year's Performing Arts Series concludes with Aquila Theatre Company in Ray Bradbury's <em>Fahrenheit 451</em>.
Morris Welcomed Community of Scholars Visitors
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Feb 5, 10:02 a.m.
Prospective students and their families attended the eighth annual Community of Scholars event.
Schield '12 Contributes to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Tuesday, Feb 4, 1:02 p.m.
Drew Schield '12 contributes to national science publication.
Fourteen Morris Professors Receive All-University Imagine Fund Awards
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jan 31, 11:01 a.m.
The Imagine Fund supports projects in the arts, humanities, and design at the University of Minnesota.
Meiningens Student Theatre to Present Bent
Lindy Jacskon '15, Belle Plain, Thursday, Jan 30, 8:01 a.m.
Performances will be held February 6, 7, and 8 in the Black Box Theatre.
Rin Takes the Less Traditional Path
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jan 29, 2:01 p.m.
The senior transfer student may have just completed her first semester at Morris, but she already has a wealth of experiences under her belt.
University of Minnesota, Morris a Finalist in Competition to Find Higher Education's Most Innovative Climate Leaders
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jan 28, 11:01 a.m.
Morris is one of only four baccalaureate colleges finalists in the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards.
Zenner '12 Gives Back to the Community
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Monday, Jan 27, 10:01 a.m.
Keni Zenner '12 works with Morris schools to improve Latino students' literacy.
Two Hour Late Start on 1/27/13
Melissa Weber, Monday, Jan 27, 4:01 a.m.
Classes at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014 are cancelled. Classes will resume at 10:30 a.m.<br /> <br /> Staff are to report to work 2 hours after their regular start time.
Berberi Advocates for Disability Awareness
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jan 22, 9:01 a.m.
Berberi is working with others to expand and complicate a medical notion of disability.
Rojas Conducts Farm-to-Institution Survey
Zak Threadgill '15, Anoka, Tuesday, Jan 21, 9:01 a.m.
Rojas '16 assists in a survey to evaluate the interest of food serving establishments purchasing food from local farms.
Ceballos and Gibbons Receive Grant-in-Aid Awards
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jan 17, 10:01 a.m.
These Morris faculty members received awards in the fall grant round of the University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship Program.
Chancellor Johnson Elected Chair of AASHE Board
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jan 17, 8:01 a.m.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a national association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future.
Two Hour Late Start on 1/16/13
Melissa Weber, Thursday, Jan 16, 5:01 a.m.
Due to weather, the University of Minnesota, Morris will open two hours late on Thursday, January 16, 2013. Classes will resume after 10 a.m. and staff are to report to work 2 hours after their regular start time.
Morris to Host Chris Hedges in a Convocation
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jan 14, 9:01 a.m.
The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and writer will speak on Tuesday, January 28.<br />
Speaking in Tongues to Perform at Morris
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Friday, Jan 10, 9:01 a.m.
Four diverse musicians bring world music to Morris.
Morris Celebrates Fifth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Jenna Ray, Monday, Jan 6, 8:01 a.m.
Members of the campus and community are invited to participate on January 20.
Campus will be closed for normal operations on Monday, January 6
Melissa Weber, Sunday, Jan 5, 4:01 p.m.
Due to the extreme cold weather conditions, the Morris campus will be closed Monday, January 6 for regular business with this exception: employees in the facilities area with essential duties should contact their supervisors regarding whether they need to report in.
Faculty Work Will Grace the Morrison Gallery
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jan 2, 10:01 a.m.
The opening reception for ARTIST, TEACHER, SCHOLAR will be held January 23 at 7 p.m.
Malone Works to Establish Assisted Living Facility
Zak Threadgill '15, Anoka, Thursday, Dec 26, 1:12 p.m.
Patrick Malone '14 is working with Muriel Krusemark and the Hoffman Economic Development Authority.
Boyd Featured on Pioneer Public Television
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Friday, Dec 20, 12:12 p.m.
Sylke Boyd, associate professor of physics, was featured as one of three artists from the <em>Horizontal Grandeur</em> project.
Ericksen Contributes to COPLAC Book Project
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Dec 19, 9:12 a.m.
Work by Janet Schrunk Ericksen, associate professor of English, will appear in a forthcoming collection about teaching, scholarship, and service at public liberal arts institutions.
Luciana Ranelli '14 Looks to El Paso
Jenna Ray, Friday, Dec 13, 11:12 a.m.
The biology and secondary education major is preparing to student teach in El Paso's Ysleta Independent School District.
University of Minnesota, Morris Named a 2014 Best Value Public College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Dec 11, 4:12 p.m.
Praised for Strong Academic Record and Great Economic Value
Hodson Creates Marketing Plan for Someplace Safe
Zak Threadgill '15, Anoka, Wednesday, Dec 11, 9:12 a.m.
Jason Hodson '15, Hutchinson, helps create and implement a marketing plan for Someplace Safe.
Public Invited to Open Mic Event at Pomme de Terre Food, Inc
Matt Fredericks and Ross Yang, student representatives, Office of Community Engagement , Friday, Dec 6, 8:12 a.m.
The Office of Community Engagement will host an open mic fundraiser for Pomme de Terre Food, Inc.
Morris Students Showcase Campus Sustainability
Brittany Grady ’17, Kaiserslautern, Thursday, Dec 5, 9:12 a.m.
Morris students, staff, and faculty attended the fifth annual Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability conference to discuss campus sustainability efforts.
Holten Puts Starbuck Online
Zak Threadgill '15, Anoka, Wednesday, Dec 4, 1:12 p.m.
Cory Holten '15 is working with his hometown Chamber of Commerce to create an online directory of local businesses and events.
MN Higher Ed "Listening Tour" coming to the University of Minnesota Morris December 12
Brad Shapiro, Minnesota State Senate staff, Wednesday, Dec 4, 11:12 a.m.
Students and key stakeholders will join MN Senate Higher Education<br /> leadership to identify ways of improving the state's higher education systems.
Rasmussen Travels with Delegation to Germany
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Dec 3, 10:12 a.m.
The Minnesota delegation will attend a conference to explore energy opportunities between Minnesota and North Rhine-Westphalia.
Competitive Scholarship Deadline December 15
Jenna Ray, Monday, Dec 2, 10:12 a.m.
Morris invites incoming first year students to compete for its competitive scholarship packages.
Estar in el Prairie Depicts Lives of Latino Population
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Wednesday, Nov 27, 11:11 a.m.
Jordan Wente '15 and Natalie Hoidal '15 are leading this effort to photograph western Minnesota's growing Latino population.
Short and Lindgren Map Minnesota River Valley Historical Sites
Zak Threadgill '15, Anoka, Tuesday, Nov 26, 4:11 p.m.
Alexander Short '14 and Michael Lindgren '14 are working with the Minnesota Valley History Learning Center to create a listing of historical sites within the Minnesota River Valley.
Public Invited to Minimum Wage Conversation
Matt Fredericks '14, Stillwater, Student Representative, Office of Community Engagement, Friday, Nov 22, 9:12 a.m.
Morris faculty and Minnesota politicians will discuss minimum wage with the community.
DuHamel Performs at Carnegie Hall
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Thursday, Nov 21, 1:11 p.m.
Ann DuHamel, head of keyboard studies, plays at Carnegie Hall with Ensemble: Peripherie.
Yuntuo Wang Provides International Student Perspective
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Wednesday, Nov 20, 2:11 p.m.
Yuntuo Wang '17 speaks about his first months at Morris.
Carol Concert Promises a Festive Experience
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Nov 19, 8:12 a.m.
Concerts will be held December 6, 7, and 8 at Assumption Catholic Church.
Sale of student paintings will help local families in need
Kim Ukura'08, editor, Morris Sun Tribune, Thursday, Nov 14, 2:11 p.m.
The paintings are part of a service learning project coordinated by Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art.
Students Find Research Project Rewarding
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Thursday, Nov 14, 8:11 a.m.
Two students participate in Michael Lackey's <em>Truthful Fictions</em> research project.
Education Students Travel to Chicago
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Nov 13, 8:11 a.m.
Seventeen elementary education seniors completed cross cultural practicums.
November Soup & Substance Focuses on Veterans and Disability
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 11, 4:11 p.m.
The event pairs a free meal with meaningful discussion.
Four Morris Students Receive Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Award
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Nov 7, 10:11 a.m.
The award acknowledges diverse students doing outstanding work at the University of Minnesota.
Eger Continues Service to Morris as MN GreenCorps Member
Brittany Grady '17, Kaiserslautern, Wednesday, Nov 6, 11:11 a.m.
Heidi Eger '13 strives to make fresh and locally grown foods available on campus and in the community.
Chancellor Emeritus to Visit Campus
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Nov 5, 2:11 p.m.
Chancellor Emeritus David Johnson will attend the David and Jean Johnson International Service-Learning Scholarship Presentations.
Olympic Athlete Comes to Campus
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Nov 5, 8:11 a.m.
Triple jumper Amanda Smock spoke to students in the Olympics and Social Change course.
EPA Recognizes the University of Minnesota, Morris for Leading Green Power Use
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 4, 1:11 p.m.
Onsite generation supports new development of clean renewable resources.
University of Minnesota, Morris Team to Restore Local Cemetery
Jenna Ray, Friday, Nov 1, 1:11 p.m.
Led by Rebecca Dean, the team will help restore the Boerner family cemetery near Herman.
Spanish Discipline Presents Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Oct 30, 11:11 a.m.
The American Spanish dance company comes to Morris on Friday, November 8.<br />
Gloria Ladson-Billings Concludes Visit to Morris
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Oct 29, 3:11 p.m.
The American pedagogical theorist is the 2013 Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Liberal Arts.
Students Receive All University Scholarship
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Tuesday, Oct 29, 8:10 a.m.
Tabitha Morris '14 and Mai Pa Tao Vang '14 were two of only eight students selected for the award.
Theatre Discipline Presents Seaside Spectacle
Lindy Jacskon '15, Belle Plain, Thursday, Oct 24, 9:11 a.m.
<em>Twelfth Night</em> opens on November 7.
Public Invited to Trick or Can
Matt Fredericks, Student Representative, Office of Community Engagement , Wednesday, Oct 23, 9:10 a.m.
Morris students will collect donations for the Stevens County Food Shelf on October 31.
Morris to Host Third Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Oct 22, 2:10 p.m.
The event showcases work produced by more than 40 faculty and staff members.
Zenon Dance Company to Take Stage in Morris
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Oct 17, 12:11 p.m.
Minnesota's leading contemporary dance company will perform a blend of modern and jazz dance.
Falkum '80 Selected as Latterell Visiting Alumnus
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Oct 16, 9:10 a.m.
Peter C. Falkum '80 will return to campus on Thursday, October 24.
Kroska Triplets Stand Out, Fit In
Cassidy Long '17, Joliet, Illinois, Tuesday, Oct 15, 9:10 a.m.
For vastly different reasons, three siblings end up calling Morris home.
Morrisons' Generosity Creates Beautiful Space
Jenna Ray, Monday, Oct 14, 9:10 a.m.
Morris's art gallery was recently named for its benefactors.
Soup & Substance to Focus on Violence Awareness, Reporting, and Prevention
Maria Fleck ’14, St. Stephen, Office of Community Engagement, Friday, Oct 11, 8:10 a.m.
The October discussion will focus on issues regarding domestic and sexual violence.
Holus Bolus Graces the Morrison Gallery
Michael Eble, Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery curator, Thursday, Oct 10, 12:10 p.m.
The exhibit features work by local artists Andrew Nordin and Lisa Bergh.
Students Organize Environmental Forum
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Oct 10, 8:10 a.m.
Morris students cosponsored a forum with arctic explorer Will Steger and Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton.
Morris to Host Marina Adshade in a Convocation
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Oct 9, 11:10 a.m.
The author of <em>Dollars and Sex</em> weighs in on how the economic climate dictates personal choices.
Koester '16 Partners with PRCA
Zak Threadgill '15, Anoka, Tuesday, Oct 8, 8:10 a.m.
Jayce Koester '16 organized summer arts programming with the Center for Small Towns and the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance.
University of Minnesota Students Win National Sustainability Leadership Award
Matt Hodson, University News Service, Monday, Oct 7, 2:10 p.m.
"Next Generation Environmental Leaders" from Morris and Twin Cities campuses honored for their work with Governor Mark Dayton's 2013 Environmental Congress.
Theatre Discipline Announces Upcoming Season
Lindy Jacskon '15, Belle Plain, Thursday, Oct 3, 2:10 p.m.
The season promises "an innovative walk through the ages."
University of Minnesota Student Projects Chosen as Finalists for National Sustainability Awards
Matt Hodson, University News Service, Wednesday, Oct 2, 8:10 a.m.
Winners to be announced Sunday, October 6.
KUMM to Serve as Minnesota Headquarters for College Radio Day
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, Sep 30, 10:09 a.m.
The student radio organization will raise awareness of college radio stations.
Homecoming Tailgate to be held indoors
Melissa Weber, Saturday, Sep 28, 8:09 a.m.
Come to the tailgate party at the Dining Hall from 11:45-1 p.m.
Susan Werner to Bring Hayseed Project to Morris
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Sep 26, 9:09 a.m.
Chicago based singer/songwriter will perform her latest musical project, <em>Hayseed</em>, on October 12.
Dean of the Humphrey School to Deliver 2013 Jooinn Lee Lecture
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Sep 25, 12:09 p.m.
The title of Schwartz's talk will be "Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect Civilians at Risk: Promise or Pipe Dream?"
September Community Meal to Feature Native American Foods
Ashraf Ashkar, Office of Community Engagement, Tuesday, Sep 24, 2:09 p.m.
The next Morris Community Meal will be held on Monday, September 30.
UMMAA Announces 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 23, 4:09 p.m.
The UMM Alumni Association (UMMAA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2013 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
Primer to Open Gallery Exhibition Schedule
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 23, 2:09 p.m.
The exhibit, curated by Amber Janey White '09, opens on September 23.
Morris to Host Gloria Ladson-Billings
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, and Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 23, 10:09 a.m.
The visiting professor will visit area schools and work with students across campus.
Ceballos Lab Aims to Increase Efficiency of Biofuel Production
Jenna Ray, Friday, Sep 20, 11:09 a.m.
Ceballos received a National Science Foundation grant for his project "Commercialization of enzyme platforms for biofuel production."
Demetriou Receives Imagine Fund Award for Research on Origins of Honor
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Sep 19, 11:09 a.m.
Dan Demetriou, assistant professor of philosophy, received an all-University Imagine Fund Award.
Barber Lecture to Address Medieval Bodies
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Sep 18, 3:09 p.m.
William Burgwinkle, professor of Medieval French and Occitan at Cambridge University, will deliver the lecture.
Morris Named a Military Friendly School for 2014
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Sep 18, 8:09 a.m.
The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that support American military service members and veterans as students.
Bina to Speak at Columbia University Seminar
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 16, 9:09 a.m.
The title of Bina's talk is "The Specter of Our Time: Oil, War, and Global Polity."
Morris to Dedicate Green Prairie Community
Jenna Ray, Friday, Sep 13, 4:09 p.m.
The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Homecoming 2013 celebration.
Enrollment Hits Eleven Year High
Jenna Ray, Friday, Sep 13, 3:09 p.m.
Morris welcomed 469 freshmen and 99 transfer students for the fall 2013 semester.
Morris Again Named a Top 10 Public Liberal Arts College
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Sep 10, 8:09 a.m.
This is the fifteenth consecutive year in which Morris has been recognized.
Morris Will Celebrate Homecoming 2013
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, Sep 9, 4:09 p.m.
Morris will host a variety of activities for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Morris Named a College of Distinction
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 5, 4:09 p.m.
The national college guide honors distinctive educational excellence.
Driggs Lecture to Explore History of 'Illegal Alien'
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Sep 3, 8:09 a.m.
Evelyn Hu-DeHart will deliver the lecture on Monday, September 16. <br />
Morris Excels in Effectiveness and Efficiency
Jenna Ray, Friday, Aug 30, 9:08 a.m.
Morris was rated the most effective and efficient public four year school in Minnesota by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.
Morris Named a "Best Bang for the Buck" School
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Aug 29, 4:08 p.m.
The exclusive listing identifies colleges helping students earn degrees at affordable prices.
Morris Embraces International Students
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Aug 29, 8:08 a.m.
International students excel academically and enjoy rich experiences while living and learning in Morris.
Green Prairie Community Opens its Doors
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Aug 28, 12:08 p.m.
The new residence hall is an innovative living and learning environment.
Students Create Interactive Online Database
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Aug 22, 8:08 a.m.
Abigail Thebault Spieker '16 and Tori McDougald '15 are cataloguing historical sites throughout the Minnesota River Valley.
Morris Named Top 200 Institution for American Indian Students
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Aug 21, 11:08 a.m.
<em>Winds of Change</em> has again named Morris one of the top 200 institutions in the nation in support of American Indian students.
Mike Super to Open 2013 Performing Arts Series
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, Aug 19, 10:08 a.m.
The renowned magician and entertainer will present <em>Magic and Illusion</em> on September 7.
University of Minnesota, Morris Ranks in Sierra Magazine's Top 40 "Cool Schools"
Melissa Weber, Monday, Aug 19, 9:08 a.m.
Morris was ranked 38th in the nation, the highest ranking for Morris to date and the highest ranking in the state.
Students Analyze Small Town Newspapers
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Friday, Aug 16, 9:08 a.m.
Zak Threadgill '15 and Joe Feely '14 worked with the Center for Small Towns to analyze and review small town newspapers from across Minnesota.
Morris Receives College Success Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Melissa Weber, Thursday, Aug 15, 8:08 a.m.
Morris receives grant that will help 45 first-year students achieve success in college.
Bridge to Biology Program Premieres at Morris
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Aug 14, 1:08 p.m.
A new program for incoming biology students premieres at Morris this summer.
Morris Students 'Dig' Summer Break
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Monday, Aug 12, 9:08 a.m.
Ashleigh Thompson '13 and Alex Short '14 conducted summer research at the Angel Mounds State Historic Site.
Thebault-Spieker Conducts Rural Data Collection and Research
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Aug 6, 6:08 a.m.
Abbie Thebault-Spieker '16, Bemidji, is researching abandoned school buildings in rural Minnesota.
Gateway Program Welcomes and Prepares Incoming Students
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Friday, Aug 2, 10:08 a.m.
Incoming students engage with the campus and community for the summer.
STELLAR Program Welcomes Incoming International Students
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jul 31, 10:07 a.m.
The goal of the program is to prepare international students for success in the coming year.
Ceballos Coordinates Summer Research Program for Area Students
Jenna Ray, Monday, Jul 29, 8:07 a.m.
Area high school students will work with Michael Ceballos on summer research projects.
Morris Value Recognized in "America's Top Colleges"
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jul 25, 11:07 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is among the best educational values in the nation.
Berberi Receives Imagine Fund Award for Research on Albanian Voices in Italian Literature
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Jul 25, 8:07 a.m.
Viktor Berberi, assistant professor of Italian, received a 2013 all-University Imagine Fund Award.
August Community Meal to Feature Farmers Market Fare
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jul 23, 11:08 a.m.
The next Morris Community Meal will be held on Friday, August 2, at 12 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church.
Soderberg Takes Part in Collaborative ChemWiki Creation
Jenna Ray, Monday, Jul 22, 8:07 a.m.
Tim Soderberg received a National Science Foundation grant to help create an innovative resource for chemistry education.
Education Alumni Affirm Program Success
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jul 18, 11:07 a.m.
Accolades for education alumni affirm the quality of Morris's teacher education programs.
Morris Will Welcome Alumni of the WCSA
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jul 16, 8:07 a.m.
Morris will host the West Central School of Agriculture All-School Reunion on July 20.
Buchanan Travels to Madagascar and Mauritius with Imagine Fund
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Jul 12, 9:07 a.m.
Sarah Buchanan will travel to Madagascar and Mauritius with support from the University of Minnesota's Imagine Fund Awards.
Students Bring Jane Addams Project to Morris
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Jul 10, 8:07 a.m.
The Morris Jane Addams project is an important touchstone for the community.
Malone ’14 Helps Hoffman Official
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Jul 8, 8:07 a.m.
Patrick Malone '14 is working with Muriel Krusemark to develop and utilize new internet-centered strategies for business and commerce.
University of Minnesota, Morris featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Jul 3, 1:07 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris has been named one of the country's best and most interesting colleges and universities by <em>Fiske Guide to Colleges</em>.
Alumni Stay Connected through Barbershop Quartet
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Friday, Jun 28, 8:06 a.m.
Alumni stay connected through their award-winning barbershop quartet, Kordal Kombat.
Jordan Wente '15 Creates Comprehensive Health Narrative
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Jun 26, 4:06 p.m.
Jordan Wente '15 creates a comprehensive health narrative for Kandiyohi and Renville counties.
Van Zee Receives Imagine Fund Award for Study Abroad Course in Amsterdam
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Monday, Jun 24, 8:06 a.m.
Marynel Ryan Van Zee received an all-University Imagine Fund grant to prepare for a study abroad course in the Netherlands.
Campus Storm Update
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jun 21, 9:06 a.m.
No buildings were damaged with falling trees.
Rural Arts and Culture Summit Provided Artistic Engagement and Development
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Jun 20, 8:06 a.m.
The 2013 Rural Arts and Culture Summit featured artists, rural leaders.
Working Together to Build Stronger Communities
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jun 19, 9:06 a.m.
Otter Tail Power Company is a longtime supporter of the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Eight Morris Faculty Members Receive Grant-in-Aid Awards
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jun 18, 11:06 a.m.
Eight faculty members received awards in the spring grant round of the University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship Program.
Morris Green Summer Programs Offer Outreach and Opportunity
Pengxeu Thao '15, Roseville, Thursday, Jun 13, 1:06 p.m.
Morris will host a youth camp and provide renewable energy tours again this summer.
Morris Awaits Regents' Budget Approval
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jun 12, 4:06 p.m.
A two-year tuition freeze is close to becoming a reality at Morris.
Leah Hoyt ’13 Builds Connections while Student Teaching with Alumna
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jun 6, 8:06 a.m.
Leah Hoyt '13 is mentored by cooperating teacher Katie Graham LaPointe '01.
Eckerle Receives Imagine Fund Award for Women’s Writing Project
Cassie Hall ’13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Jun 4, 8:06 a.m.
Julie Eckerle has received a 2013 Imagine Fund Award for her project "Women's Letters in Trinity College's Archbishop King Collection."
Kaylie Clark '14 Earns All-American Status
Stephen Batcher, sports information director, Thursday, May 30, 9:05 a.m.
Kaylie Clark '14 throws her personal best at the biggest meet of her career and is named an All-American.
Green Prairie Community Art Committee Seeking Artwork for New Residence Hall
Michael Eble, Friday, May 24, 1:05 p.m.
The Green Prairie Community Art Committee is looking for artwork to display in the new Green Prairie Living and Learning Community.
Faculty, Students, and Alumni Connect at Minnebar 8
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Wednesday, May 22, 4:05 p.m.
Students and alumni joined Nic McPhee, professor of computer science, at the 8th Annual Minnebar Technology Conference on Saturday, April 6.
Kolaya Creates Novel with Imagine Fund Award
Cassie Hall ’13, Brookings, South Dakota, Monday, May 20, 1:05 p.m.
Christine Kolaya, assistant professor of English, is a 2013 Imagine Fund Award recipient.
Morris to Offer Green Summer Opportunities for the Community
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, May 15, 8:05 a.m.
Morris will host summer camps and renewable energy tours this summer.
Office of Community Engagement Presents Annual Awards
Jenna Ray, Monday, May 13, 11:05 a.m.
The Office of Community Engagement presented a series of awards to individuals who have created or supported exemplary partnerships with the broader community.
Seth Elsen ’13 Recounts Working for CST
Jenna Ray, Thursday, May 9, 8:05 a.m.
Seth Elsen '13, Shelton, Washington, discusses his experiences as a student employee with the Center for Small Towns.
Samantha Bruno ’13 Reflects on Four Years With CST
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, May 6, 8:05 a.m.
Samantha Bruno '13, Foley, reflects on four years spent working with the Center for Small Towns.
Barbara Burke Receives Fulbright Award
Jenna Ray, Friday, May 3, 10:05 a.m.
Barbara Burke, associate professor of communication, media, and rhetoric, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2013-14 academic year.
Kali Cordes ’13 Honored by the UMAC
UMAC Media Relations and Stephen Batcher, sports information director, Thursday, May 2, 10:05 a.m.
Kali Cordes '13, Glenwood, is one of two recipients of the 2013 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award.
National Science Foundation Extends Funding for Morris REU
Jenna Ray, Thursday, May 2, 8:05 a.m.
The National Science Foundation has awarded James Cotter, professor of geology, a research grant to help fund Morris's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).
Morris Approved for Membership in Sigma Delta Pi
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, May 1, 9:05 a.m.
The Spanish Discipline has been approved for a charter membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.
2013 Commencement Ceremony Held in the P.E. Center
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Apr 30, 8:05 a.m.
Nearly 350 students will receive their degrees during the 50th Commencement on Saturday, May 11.
Dakota Language Documentary to Premiere at Morris
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Apr 25, 9:04 a.m.
Morris will host a premiere screening of <em>Dakota Iapi Teunhindapi : We Cherish the Dakota Language</em> on Wednesday, May 1.
Rural Arts and Culture Summit Will Offer Diverse Programming for Rural Leaders
Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Apr 25, 8:06 a.m.
The 2013 Rural Arts and Culture Summit will focus on rural development and art.
Studio Art Students Collaborate with Wetlands District
Office of Community Engagement, Wednesday, Apr 24, 9:04 a.m.
Students will produce a series of paintings for the local wetland management district as their final project of the semester.
Sustainability Semester to Premier this Summer at Morris
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Apr 24, 8:04 a.m.
Students will learn how to build sustainable communities in the new Sustainability Semester.
Students Give Back to Local Elementary School
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Apr 23, 1:04 p.m.
Students completed an "Outreach to Teach" project at St. Mary's School in Morris.
Jennifer Deane Receives All-University Horace T. Morse Award
Jenna Ray, Monday, Apr 22, 8:04 a.m.
Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane is a 2013 recipient of the Horace T. Morse—University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.
Sixth Annual Bread 'N Bowls to be Held April 29
Ashraf Ashkar, Office of Community Engagement, Friday, Apr 19, 4:04 p.m.
The 6th annual Bread 'N Bowls event will raise awareness and funds for local organizations.
Morris Campus to Celebrate Earth Week
Jenna Ray, Friday, Apr 19, 11:04 a.m.
Earth Week is a time for the Morris community to celebrate and showcase its efforts to educate and implement renewable, sustainable initiatives.
Morris Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges
Jenna Ray, Friday, Apr 19, 11:04 a.m.
Morris is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.
Undergraduate Research Symposium to Celebrate Student Achievement
Jenna Ray, Friday, Apr 19, 8:04 a.m.
Students will present their research, creative, and scholarly work during the 13th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Student Documents History of Local Non-Profit
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Apr 18, 9:04 a.m.
Abbie Thebault-Spieker '16, Bemidji, is scanning and organizing documentation from the local Barnes-Aastad Association.
Palgrave Macmillan Releases Bina's Latest Book
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Apr 17, 8:05 a.m.
To celebrate the release of Cyrus Bina's latest book, the Economics and Management Disciplines will host a reception at the LaFave House on Wednesday, May 1.
Next Cafe Scientifique to Focus on DNA Controversy
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Apr 16, 12:04 p.m.
The next Cafe Scientifique will address "the Junk DNA controversy" on Tuesday, April 30.
Soup & Substance to Focus on Earth Week and E-waste
Maria Fleck ’14, Saint Stephen, Office of Community Engagement, Monday, Apr 15, 8:04 a.m.
The April discussion will focus on the issue of e-waste.
Guest Artist Atzinger to Perform Piano Recital
Jenna Ray, Friday, Apr 12, 2:04 p.m.
The Music Discipline will welcome Christopher Atzinger for a piano recital on Sunday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m.
Students Bring Technology Education to Rural Minnesota
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Friday, Apr 12, 8:04 a.m.
Michael Lindgren '14, Crystal, and Zak Threadgill '15, Ramsey, are performing a statistical analysis of Lac qui Parle's Computer Commuter.
Manning to Serve as CMR Spring Guest Speaker
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Apr 11, 11:04 a.m.
Jimmie Manning will be the spring guest speaker for the Communication, Media, and Rhetoric Discipline.
Breen Receives Imagine Fund Award for Research on Modern Theories of Seed Ownership
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Wednesday, Apr 10, 9:04 a.m.
Sheri Breen received an all-University Imagine Fund Award for research on ownership of native seeds.
Summer Term Courses Offer a Variety of Learning Opportunities
Rose Murphy, summer term coordinator, Tuesday, Apr 9, 11:04 a.m.
Community members and students have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of summer courses.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler in Morris Friday and Saturday
Melissa Weber, Friday, Apr 5, 11:04 a.m.
The campus and community are invited to attend events during University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's visit to Morris.
Holten Works to Improve Local Businesses' Online Presence
Jayce Koester '16, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Apr 4, 3:04 p.m.
Cory Holten '15, Starbuck, works with his hometown and CST to help local businesses get online.
2013 Senior Art Exhibition to Showcase Student Achievement
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Apr 4, 9:04 a.m.
Thirteen graduating studio art majors will share their work at the 2013 Senior Art Exhibition beginning Thursday, April 18.
Kim Receives Faculty Distinguished Research Award
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Apr 3, 5:04 p.m.
Jong-Min Kim, professor of statistics, has been awarded the Faculty Distinguished Research Award.
Timna Wyckoff Receives 2013 UMMAA Teaching Award
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Apr 3, 3:04 p.m.
Timna Wyckoff, associate professor of biology, received the 2013 University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award.
Nic McPhee Receives 2013 UMMAA Teaching Award
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Apr 3, 3:04 p.m.
Nic McPhee, professor of computer science, received the 2013 University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award.
Bowers '03 to Deliver Next Careers in Biology Alumni Speakers Series Lecture
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Apr 2, 9:04 a.m.
Rachel Bowers '03, MPH, RD, LD, will deliver the next Careers in Biology Alumni Speakers Series lecture on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Science 2950.
2013 Rural Arts and Culture Summit to be Held in Morris
Center for Small Towns, Friday, Mar 29, 9:03 a.m.
The 2013 Rural Arts and Culture Summit will be hosted by the Center for Small Towns June 5-6.
Theatre Discipline to Close Season with Enchanting Children's Show
Lindy Jackson '15, Belle Plain, Wednesday, Mar 27, 4:03 p.m.
The Theatre Discipline will close its 2012-13 season with the vibrant and enchanting children's show <em>The King Stag</em>.
April Community Meal to Feature Traditional Mexican Fare
Ashraf Ashkar, Office of Community Engagement, Monday, Mar 25, 3:03 p.m.
The next Morris Community Meal will be held on Monday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church.
Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Graces HFA Gallery
Jenna Ray, Monday, Mar 25, 1:03 p.m.
The 2013 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition runs March 28 through April 13, 2013.
French Poetry Contest Will Celebrate Language and Verse
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Thursday, Mar 21, 5:04 a.m.
The 27th Annual Edith R. Farrell French Poetry Contest will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center's Oyate Hall.
Next Cafe Scientifique to Focus on Prairie Pothole Lakes
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Mar 20, 4:03 p.m.
The next Café Scientifique will address issues facing west central Minnesota's prairie pothole lakes.
Tammy Rittenour '96 to Serve as Science and Math Visiting Alumni Speaker
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Mar 20, 8:03 a.m.
Tammy Rittenour '96, PhD, will serve as the 2013 Science and Math Visiting Alumni Speaker.
Circle of Nations Indigenous Association to Host 29th Annual Powwow
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Mar 19, 4:04 p.m.
The Circle of Nations Indigenous Association (CNIA) will hold its 29th Annual Powwow on Saturday, April 6.
Community Coffee to be Held in Honor of President Kaler
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Mar 19, 4:03 p.m.
The campus and community are invited to an informal gathering with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.
Center for Small Towns Receives Major Grant from Otto Bremer Foundation
Center for Small Towns, Friday, Mar 15, 12:03 p.m.
The $150,000 grant will assist in the Center for Small Towns operational and project costs.
Wyckoff Conducts Ecology Research at Herman's Neimackl Lake Park
Jenna Ray, Friday, Mar 15, 11:03 a.m.
Peter Wyckoff, associate professor of biology, values the opportunity to conduct research at Niemackl Lake Park in Herman.
Two hour late start on 3/15/13
Melissa Weber, Friday, Mar 15, 6:03 a.m.
Due to weather, classes at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013 are cancelled. Classes will resume at 10:30 a.m.<br /> <br /> Staff are to report to work 2 hours after their regular start time.
Palgrave Macmillan Releases Miller's Latest Book
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Mar 14, 8:03 a.m.
To celebrate the release of Brook Miller's latest book, the English Discipline and Briggs Library will host a reception at the LaFave House on Thursday, March 28.
Burbach '95 to Deliver First Careers in Biology Alumni Speakers Series Lecture
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Mar 13, 9:03 a.m.
Brandon J. Burbach '95, PhD, will deliver the first lecture of the Careers in Biology Alumni Speakers Series on Thursday, March 28.
Goodnough Receives John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Mar 13, 9:03 a.m.
Jennifer Goodnough, associate professor of chemistry, is a 2013 recipient of the all-University John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Alumni Stage Work by Emerging Theatre Artists
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Monday, Mar 11, 4:03 p.m.
Erin Denman '09 and Victoria Pyan '07 give the scripts of up-and-coming playwrights a chance in the spotlight.
On-Site Composting Comes to Morris
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Friday, Mar 8, 9:03 a.m.
After much planning and preparation, organic waste recycling is now a part of campus sustainability efforts.
DuHamel To Receive MTNA-PTG Scholarship
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Mar 7, 10:03 a.m.
Ann DuHamel will be awarded a national grant from the Music Teachers National Association Piano Technicians Guild.
Baldelomar to Examine Children's Understanding of Ethnic Categories
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Mar 5, 4:03 p.m.
Oscar Baldelomar received a University of Minnesota IDEA Multicultural Research Award for work regarding children's understanding of ethnic categories.
35th Annual Morris Jazz Festival Held April 5 and 6
Jenna Ray, Monday, Mar 4, 1:04 p.m.
Jazz Fest will be streamed <a href="http://kumm.org/">online</a> at 7:15 p.m.
Soup & Substance to Focus on Pets and Rental Properties
Maria Fleck '14, Saint Stephen, Office of Community Engagement, Friday, Mar 1, 4:03 p.m.
The March discussion will focus on pets and rental properties in Morris.
Morris Feminists to Host First Conference
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Mar 1, 10:03 a.m.
This March the student organization Morris Feminists will host its first conference.
President Kaler to give 2013 State of the U Address
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Feb 27, 4:02 p.m.
President Kaler's 2013 State of the University Address will take place Feb. 28, 3:30 p.m.
Asking the Big Questions Examines Reality TV
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Feb 26, 10:03 a.m.
Asking the Big Questions will address the topic of reality television on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the McGinnis Room of Rodney Briggs Library.
26th Season of Prairie Yard and Garden Continues on Pioneer Public Television
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Feb 26, 10:02 a.m.
The 26th season of <em>Prairie Yard and Garden</em> continues Thursday, March 7.
Nakai, Eaton, Clipman Trio to Perform at Morris
Jenna Ray, Friday, Feb 22, 9:03 a.m.
R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton, and Will Clipman will perform on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. This is the season finale of the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series.
New Peer Listening Program Begins March 4
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Feb 21, 10:02 a.m.
Beginning Monday, March 4, Peer Listening interns Kristina Grundmanis '13 and Andrew Gelbmann '13 will be available to students seeking advice and campus resources.
Senator Al Franken to Serve as 2013 Commencement Speaker
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Feb 20, 1:05 p.m.
United States Senator Al Franken will serve as the 2013 Commencement speaker at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Natalie Hoidal ’15 Organizes MNYEN Conference
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Feb 19, 2:02 p.m.
Natalie Hoidal '15 is teaming up with the State of Minnesota Environmental Quality Board to organize the upcoming Minnesota Youth Environmental Network (MNYEN) conference.
Morris to Welcome Pat O'Brien in Underneath the Lintel
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Feb 19, 11:02 a.m.
Morris will welcome veteran actor Pat O'Brien in <em>Underneath the Lintel</em> on Wednesday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre.
Women's Basketball Team to Host UMAC Tournament Wednesday
Melissa Weber, Monday, Feb 18, 7:02 p.m.
Cougars women's basketball team will host St. Scholastica on Wednesday, February 20 in the P.E. Center at 7:30 to start the UMAC Tournament. <br />
New Equipment and Renewed Studio Space for KUMM
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Monday, Feb 18, 2:02 p.m.
KUMM, Morris's student-run radio station, is upgrading its studio space and looking to the future.
Blizzard Warning until Midnight Tonight
Jenna Ray, Monday, Feb 18, 12:02 p.m.
Blizzard warning until midnight tonight. No travel advised in Stevens County. Classes in session and offices open.
Jolee Henkel ’15 Works to Map Carbon Footprint of Stevens County
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Friday, Feb 15, 9:02 a.m.
Jolee Henkel '15 works with Stevens FORWARD! to calculate Stevens County's carbon footprint.
Next Cafe Scientifique to Focus on Phenomena of Light
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Feb 14, 8:02 a.m.
The next Café Scientifique will address phenomena of light on Tuesday, February 26, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse.
Next Community Meal Set for February 25
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Feb 13, 8:02 a.m.
Sponsored by the Morris Lions, the next Morris Community Meal will be held on Monday, February 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church.
Lackey Receives Imagine Fund Award for Research on the American Biographical Novel
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Feb 13, 8:02 a.m.
Michael Lackey received a 2013 Imagine Fund Award for work on a new book titled <em>Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists</em>.
Morris to Host Post Racial Comedy Tour
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Feb 12, 10:02 a.m.
Morris will host Christian Lander and Elon James White of the Post Racial Comedy Tour in a convocation on Tuesday, February 26.
Two hour late start on 2/11/13
Melissa Weber, Sunday, Feb 10, 5:02 p.m.
Due to weather, classes at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013 are cancelled. Classes will resume at 10:30 a.m. <br /> <br /> Staff are to report to work 2 hours after their regular start time.
Morris to Host AISES Region 5 Conference
Jenna Ray, Friday, Feb 8, 8:02 p.m.
Registration for the 2013 American Indian Science and Engineering Society Region 5 Conference is now open.
Morris Students Speak Up on Behalf of the U of M
Jenna Ray, Friday, Feb 8, 3:02 p.m.
Morris students are playing a major role in system-wide legislative efforts.
Morris Receives Language Revitalization Grant from Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Jenna Ray, Friday, Feb 8, 9:02 a.m.
Morris received an Ojibwe Language Revitalization grant from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, which will fund the Mino-Gikin'dasowin Project.
All Invited to Attend Prairie Gate Literary Festival Events and Workshops
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Feb 8, 8:02 a.m.
Literary enthusiasts are invited to enjoy readings, workshops, and discussions with nationally and internationally recognized authors at the third annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival.
Theatre Discipline Presents God of Carnage
Lindy Jackson '15, Belle Plaine, MN, Thursday, Feb 7, 8:01 a.m.
The Theatre Discipline will present <em>God of Carnage</em> February 7-9 in the Humanities Fine Arts Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre.
Jean M. O'Brien to Speak at Inaugural Wilbert H. Ahern Distinguished Lecture
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Feb 6, 8:03 a.m.
Watch the lecture streamed <a href="http://www.morris.umn.edu/ondemand/">online</a> at 7:30 p.m.
Asking the Big Questions Explores Gun Violence
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jan 31, 3:02 p.m.
Asking the Big Questions will address the topic of gun violence on Tuesday, February 12, at 7 p.m. in the McGinnis Room of Rodney Briggs Library.
Thirteen Professors Receive Imagine Fund Awards
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2:01 p.m.
Thirteen Morris professors received all-University 2013 Imagine Fund Awards.
Morris Will Welcome Community of Scholars Visitors
Jenna Ray, Monday, Jan 28, 1:02 p.m.
Morris will welcome prospective students and their families at the seventh annual Community of Scholars event.
Next Cafe Scientifique to Focus on Biofuels Production
Jenna Ray, Monday, Jan 28, 8:01 a.m.
The next Café Scientifique will address biofuels production on Tuesday, January 29, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse.
Morris Named Top Public Liberal Arts College by About.com
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jan 25, 5:01 p.m.
Morris has been ranked among About.com's top ten public liberal arts colleges.
Symphonic Winds Begin Winnipeg Tour 2013
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jan 25, 11:01 a.m.
The Symphonic Winds will begin its 2013 Winnipeg Tour with a concert on Sunday, February 3, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Duncan/DuHamel Duo to Perform Masterpieces for Saxophone and Piano
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Wednesday, Jan 23, 7:01 a.m.
Morris is pleased to host Preston Duncan and Ann DuHamel in a recital this Thursday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall.
Tunnel of Oppression Will Highlight Concepts of Privilege and Power
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jan 22, 8:01 a.m.
The inaugural Tunnel of Oppression program will be held January 22-24 in the Student Center's Oyate Hall.
Construction Complete on New Saddle Club Horse Shelter
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Jan 17, 11:01 a.m.
With funding awarded by the Minnesota Horse Council, Morris recently completed construction of a new Saddle Club Horse Shelter.
Third Annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival to be Held this Spring
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Jan 15, 1:01 p.m.
The third annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival will be held at Morris February 21 through 23, 2013.
Little ’07 Takes Mayoral Oath of Office
Jenna Ray, Monday, Jan 14, 1:01 p.m.
On Monday, January 7, Matt Little '07 was sworn in as the newest mayor of Lakeville by Minnesota State Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea '83.
26th Season of Prairie Yard and Garden Airs on Pioneer Public Television
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jan 11, 4:01 p.m.
The 26th season of <em>Prairie Yard and Garden</em> begins Thursday, January 17.
So Percussion to Perform at Morris
Jenna Ray, Friday, Jan 11, 2:01 p.m.
So Percussion will perform on Saturday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
All Invited to Participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Jenna Ray, Monday, Jan 7, 12:01 p.m.
Members of the campus and greater community are invited to participate in the fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 21, 2013
Morris Named a Best Value Public College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Melissa Weber, Thursday, Dec 27, 7:01 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris has again been named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values in public colleges for 2012-13.
HFA Gallery to Present LOCAL COLOR: Artists from the Lake Region
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Dec 12, 9:01 a.m.
The Humanities Fine Arts Gallery will present <em>LOCAL COLOR: Artists from the Lake Region</em> on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Priority Deadline for Competitive Scholarships Approaches
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Dec 11, 9:12 a.m.
Morris invites incoming first-year students to submit competitive scholarship applications by Saturday, December 15, 2012.
Contractors to Break Ground for the Green Prairie Living and Learning Community
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Dec 6, 8:12 a.m.
Construction of the new Green Prairie Living and Learning Community at the University of Minnesota, Morris has commenced.
Scarborough Promotes Urban Forestry with GreenCorps
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Dec 5, 11:12 a.m.
Paige Scarborough, Morris's newest GreenCorps member, has been working with the local community to promote urban forestry initiatives.
Students to Spend Winter Break in Ghana
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Tuesday, Dec 4, 4:12 p.m.
Kristina Grundmanis '13, Minneapolis, and Rachel Harder '12, Redwing, will visit Ghana in December to volunteer at an orphanage and to spread awareness of international travel.
Schultz to Channel Tennessee Williams in Blanche and Beyond
Jenna Ray, Monday, Dec 3, 2:11 p.m.
Ray Schultz will present an additional performance of <em>Blanche and Beyond: The Letters of Tennessee Williams</em> on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre.
Yule Ball Brings Festive Cheer to Semester End
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Saturday, Dec 1, 3:12 p.m.
The Third Annual Ground Quidditch Yule Ball will take place on Saturday, December 8, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. throughout the Student Center's Oyate Hall, Turtle Mountain Cafe, and Louie's Lower Level.
Art Club to Hold Annual Holiday Art Sale
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Thursday, Nov 29, 4:11 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Art Club will be holding its annual holiday art sale from Thursday, November 29, to Saturday, December 1, in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery.
Louie’s Lower Level Renovated and Ready for Student Life
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Thursday, Nov 29, 8:11 a.m.
After undergoing renovations this summer, Louie's Lower Level is again ready for use.
Heather Peters's Psychology Students to Present on Microagressions
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Nov 28, 4:12 p.m.
Students in Heather Peters's Multicultural Psychology class will address microaggressions on Tuesday, December 4, at 12 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109.
Research by Students and Faculty Featured on ScienceNOW
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Nov 28, 9:11 a.m.
Research from Morris's Truckers & Turnover Project is receiving significant media attention, most notably from <em>Science</em>NOW.
Morriscapes Will Benefit PRCA
Jenna Ray, Monday, Nov 26, 2:12 p.m.
Students will donate their Morriscapes paintings to a Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance benefit auction.
Turk Testifies on Behalf of Video Remix Artists
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Nov 21, 11:11 a.m.
Tisha Turk, associate professor of English, testified earlier this year on behalf of video remix artists regarding exemptions to the DMCA.
Students Represent the State at NEA-SP Conference
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Nov 21, 9:11 a.m.
Corey Johnson '14, and Claire Goodrich '14, served as state representatives at the NEA-SP Fall Connections Conference.
Next Cafe Scientifique to Focus on Experimental Physics
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Nov 20, 12:11 p.m.
Students from the Experimental Physics class will present "Results from Experimental Physics" on Tuesday, November 27, at 6 p.m. at the Common Cup Coffeehouse. This is the first Café Scientifique of the academic year.
Student Works to Improve Local Public Access Station
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Nov 19, 2:11 p.m.
Seth Elsen '13 is working to improve the practicality and usability of the local public access television station.
Native American Heritage Month the Focus of Soup & Substance Discussion
Maria Fleck, Office of Community Engagement, Thursday, Nov 15, 2:11 p.m.
The event pairs a free meal with meaningful discussion on Tuesday, November 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.
November Soup & Substance to Address Impact of International Students
Ashraf Ashkar, Office of Community Engagement, Wednesday, Nov 14, 3:11 p.m.
The event pairs a free meal with meaningful discussion on Thursday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Moccasin Flower Room.
Dance Ensemble Presents "I Wanna Dance With Somebody!"
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Nov 14, 8:11 a.m.
Dance Ensemble will present its 2012 fall recital, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium.
Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments Showcases Faculty Achievement
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Nov 13, 1:11 p.m.
Morris presents its second Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments, which showcases exemplary work produced by over 50 faculty and staff members.
Morris AISES Chapter Named Distinguished Chapter of the Year
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Nov 13, 8:11 a.m.
The Morris American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Chapter was named Distinguished Chapter of the Year at the 2012 AISES National Conference.
Student Surveys Four-Township Area Near Ely
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Nov 12, 2:11 p.m.
Reid Ronnander '14 works with rural Minnesota area to better understand and map the local economy.
November Community Meal to Feature Italian Fare
Nick Jansen '14, Foley, Office of Community Engagement, Friday, Nov 9, 8:11 a.m.
Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve November's community meal, sponsored by Conway, Deuth, and Schmiesing.
Students to Showcase International Fashion
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Thursday, Nov 8, 10:11 a.m.
The United Students for Africa will host an International Fashion Show on Tuesday, November 20, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center's Oyate Hall.
Student Working to Survey Health Service Providers in Rural Minnesota
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Nov 5, 1:11 p.m.
Rilee Moulton '14 is working with Prime West Health and Center for Small Towns to create and improve survey questions for health service providers.
Improvised Shakespeare Company to Riff on the Bard
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Friday, Nov 2, 10:11 a.m.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company will perform on Friday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. This is the third event in the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series.<br />
Morris to Host Jeff Lieberman in a Convocation
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Nov 1, 9:11 a.m.
Jeff Lieberman, host of the Discovery Channel's <em>Time Warp</em>, will speak at Morris on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium.
Morris Alumni Gain Recognition, Share Wisdom
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Wednesday, Oct 31, 4:10 p.m.
Joshua Johnson '10 and Eric Wardell '08, recipients of West Virginia University's Rebecca Mason Perry Award, attribute their post-undergraduate success to a Morris education.
Eugenio Zapata to Present "Fantasies & Illusions" in Morris
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Oct 30, 9:11 a.m.
"Fantasies & Illusions," a piano recital and multimedia presentation by guest artist Eugenio Zapata, will take place on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Morris Announces New Achievement Scholarship Program
Jenna Ray, Monday, Oct 29, 4:10 p.m.
Morris's new Achievement Scholarship program includes increased award amounts and greater emphasis on the entirety of a student's academic achievement.
Cougars Host UMAC Semi Finals Tuesday, October 30
Stephen Batcher, sports information director, Monday, Oct 29, 10:10 a.m.
Men's and women's soccer teams will host the UMAC Tournament Semi Finals Tuesday, October 30 starting at 11:30 a.m.
Trick or Can Promotes Donations to Stevens County Food Shelf
Maia Dalager, Office of Community Engagement, Thursday, Oct 25, 10:10 a.m.
On Tuesday, October 30, students will hit the streets of Morris collecting donations for the Stevens County Food Shelf.
Mental Health Week Promoted Awareness on Campus
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Thursday, Oct 25, 10:10 a.m.
Student and campus organizations recently hosted a week of events highlighting the effects of stress, depression, and anxiety on student mental health.
Morris Theatre Discipline Travels Back to Laramie, Wyoming
Lindy Jackson '15, Belle Plaine, MN, Wednesday, Oct 24, 9:11 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline opens its 2012-13 season with <em>The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later</em>.
Samuel Gockel '13 Awarded GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Wednesday, Oct 24, 8:10 a.m.
Samuel Gockel '13 was granted a highly competitive GlaxoSmithKline fellowship, allowing him to conduct summer research in chemistry.
Student Engaged in St. Mary’s Archival Project
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Oct 23, 12:10 p.m.
The Center for Small Towns and student Jenny Morris have worked to archive the rich history of a local school.
Morris Will Welcome Award-Winning Scholar, Author, and Activist Mazin Qumsiyeh
Jenna Ray, Monday, Oct 22, 4:10 p.m.
Morris will welcome award-winning scholar, author, and activist Mazin Qumsiyeh on Friday, October 26, at 1 p.m. in the Student Center's Moccasin Flower Room.
Noted Writer and Environmental Ethicist to Speak at Morris
Jenna Ray, Monday, Oct 22, 8:10 a.m.
Kathleen Dean Moore, 2012-13 Environmental Studies Scholar in Residence, will give a public lecture on Tuesday, October 23, and a public reading on Wednesday, October 24. Both events will be held in the HFA Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Prairie Gate Literary Festival Welcomes Author Anne Panning
Jenna Ray, Friday, Oct 19, 8:11 a.m.
Morris will welcome author Anne Panning on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the McGinnis Room of Briggs Library. Panning will read from her new novel, <em>Butter</em>.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Farewell Carol Concert
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Oct 18, 11:11 a.m.
Tickets are now available for the 2012 Carol Concert, <em>'Twas the Night Before Christmas</em>. The concert will be held on Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, 2012.
Computer Science Partners with PCs for People
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Oct 17, 12:10 p.m.
The Computer Science Discipline recently donated 31 computer systems to PCs for People, a nonprofit organization providing computer equipment to low-income families.
Morris Student Works with Willmar to Create an E-Co-Op
Jayce Koester ’16, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Oct 11, 2:10 p.m.
Morris student Zachary Johnson and Center for Small Towns help to coordinate a local online co-op system in Willmar.
HFA Gallery Requests Proposals for Outdoor Sculpture
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Oct 10, 1:10 p.m.
The HFA Gallery is now accepting entries from professional artists for a site-specific outdoor sculpture to be located in the north courtyard of the newly renovated Welcome Center.
Free October Community Meal to Feature Native American Fare
Nick Jansen'14, Foley, Office of Community Engagement, Wednesday, Oct 10, 10:10 a.m.
Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve the Morris Community Meal on Monday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. This month's meal will feature Native American-themed dishes.
Morris Student Working With Local Energy Co-Op Agralite
Jayce Koester '16, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Oct 9, 1:10 p.m.
The Center for Small Towns and student Zachary Threadgill '14 are working together to help create a rewards system at local energy co-op Agralite.
Soup and Substance Leads Discussion on Minnesota Constitutional Amendments
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Monday, Oct 8, 1:10 p.m.
On Monday, October 8, at 5:30 p.m. in Imholte 111, the Office of Community Engagement will host an open forum on the proposed constitutional amendments coming to the Minnesota ballot.
Morris to Host Hugo and Nebula Award-Winner Lois McMaster Bujold
Jenna Ray, Monday, Oct 8, 8:09 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is pleased to welcome Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold on Tuesday, October 9, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109.
James Sewell Ballet Brings Dance Macabre to Morris
Jenna Ray, Friday, Oct 5, 1:10 p.m.
Inspired by daydreams, nightmares, and Edgar Allan Poe, James Sewell Ballet's <em>Dance Macabre</em> takes the stage on Friday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.
Annual Briggs Library Book Sale Set for October 18-19
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Friday, Oct 5, 8:10 a.m.
Predicted to be a "record-breaking year," the Briggs Library Associates Annual Book Sale will be held in the Student Center's Oyate Hall on Thursday, October 18, from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday, October 19, from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Liz Miller and David Hamlow's You Complete Me to Grace HFA Gallery
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Oct 4, 4:10 p.m.
The HFA Gallery presents <em>You Complete Me</em>, which features the work of mixed media artists Liz Miller and David Hamlow, on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
Theatre Discipline's 2012-13 Season Promises Deception, Dispute, and a Little Bit of Magic
Lindy Jackson '15, Belle Plaine, MN, Thursday, Oct 4, 4:10 p.m.
From heated debate on political issues, to humorous squabbling between spouses, to a king's quarrel with magic, the Theatre Discipline will present audiences the opportunity to watch characters act under the pressure of various struggles.
Bill and Kari Roberts Selected as Latterell Visiting Alumni
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Oct 4, 8:10 a.m.
Bill and Kari D. Roberts will return to Morris as the featured speakers in the 2012 Latterell Visiting Alumnus Lecture on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.
Butler Receives Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for Research on Water Justice and Resistance to Dams
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Oct 2, 2:10 p.m.
Christopher Butler, instructor of English, sociology and honors, was recently awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for his project "Water Unites, Water Divides: Resistance to the West Seti and Upper Karnali Dams in Nepal."
Morris Rises 68 Places in Washington Monthly Rankings
Jenna Ray, Friday, Sep 28, 8:09 a.m.
Morris made a significant leap in <em>Washington Monthly</em>'s annual ranking of liberal arts colleges by rising 68 places in this year's standings, coming in at 105 as compared to 173 in 2011.
Loehrke-Bochonko Duo Brings Romantic Music to Morris
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 27, 2:09 p.m.
Morris will welcome the Loehrke-Bochonko duo on Sunday, September 30, at 2:30 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall. The program includes works by Paul Hindemith, Robert Schumann, and Rebecca Clarke.
Piano Solos Will Accompany Sculpture Installations in The Enchanted Garden Preludes
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 27, 2:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will host a collaborative performance and installation event featuring Beth Winterfeldt, pianist, and Nicole Roberts Hoiland, sculptor, on Sunday, October 7, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. Winterfeldt will perform Richard Danielpour's <em>The Enchanted Garden Preludes</em> alongside Hoiland's sculptural work, which is inspired by the music.
Midwest Philosophy Colloquium to Host Michael Huemer and Russ Shafer-Landau
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Sep 26, 8:11 a.m.
The Philosophy Discipline invites the Morris community to the 37th Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium. This year's colloquium is on the topic of moral realism and will feature two of the most notable moral realists in philosophy today: Professors Michael Huemer and Russ Shafer-Landau.
Singer-songwriter Eric Vincent Brings Contemporary French Music to Morris
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Sep 25, 3:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris French Discipline and Entre Nous are pleased to announce that contemporary French singer-songwriter Eric Vincent will perform a live concert on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. All are invited to attend this family-friendly event.
Festival of Spanish Language Cinema Returns to Morris
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Sep 25, 8:09 a.m.
The Festival of Spanish Language Cinema returns to Morris on Saturday, October 6. Members of the campus and surrounding community are invited to attend the festival, which will bring four celebrated Spanish-language films to west central Minnesota for the fifth consecutive year. All films have been subtitled in English and will be shown at the Morris Theatre on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 9 p.m.
Sterling Evans to Present 2012 Driggs Lecture on the Northern Plains and NAFTA History
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Monday, Sep 24, 2:09 p.m.
Sterling Evans, Louise Welsh chair of Oklahoma, southern plains, and borderlands history at the University of Oklahoma, will be the featured speaker in this year's O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture in History, which will take place on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall.
Original-Cast Alumni to Return for Anniversary Reading of The Laramie Project
Jenna Ray, Friday, Sep 21, 7:52 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Arts Discipline will present a tenth-anniversary staged reading of <em>The Laramie Project</em> on Saturday, September 22, at 7 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts.
Bradley Deane to be Honored for Research on "Imperial Boyhood"
Jenna Ray, Friday, Sep 21, 7:09 a.m.
Bradley Deane, associate professor of English, will be honored for his scholarship at the annual conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association. His recent article "Imperial Boyhood: Piracy and the Play Ethic" was awarded Honorable Mention for the Donald Gray Prize, which is awarded to the best essay published in the field of Victorian studies in 2011.
University of Minnesota, Morris Set to Celebrate Homecoming 2012
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 20, 3:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris invites alumni, students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding community to participate in its Homecoming festivities.
Morris Named a 2013 Military Friendly School
Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake, Thursday, Sep 20, 3:09 p.m.
For the second consecutive year, G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning to civilian life, named the University of Minnesota, Morris a Military Friendly School. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that support American military service members and veterans as students.
Cirque Zuma Zuma Kicks Off Performing Arts Series
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Sep 18, 10:09 a.m.
This September, Cirque Zuma Zuma kicks off an exciting year of fine arts performances coming to the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Works in Progress the Focus of New Discussion Series
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 17, 1:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris introduces a new series of faculty-led presentations entitled "Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies Works in Progress: A Discussion Series."
University of Minnesota, Morris to Host Michele Norris Convocation
Jenna Ray, Monday, Sep 17, 10:09 a.m.
Award-winning journalist Michele Norris will speak at Morris on Monday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Her lecture is entitled "Race, Gender, Inclusion and the Future of Leadership in America."
Pride of the Prairie Fall Feast Features Local Foods
Jenna Ray, Thursday, Sep 13, 2:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will host its annual Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market and Fall Feast on Tuesday, September 18. Held in conjunction with Morris's 2012 Homecoming festivities, the events feature locally produced foods and are open to the public.
Morris Named one of U.S. News’s Top 10 Public Liberal Arts Colleges for the Fourteenth Consecutive Year
Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Sep 12, 2:09 p.m.
<em>U.S. News and World Report</em> has released its 2013 college rankings, which again lists the University of Minnesota, Morris among the nation's Top 10 Public Liberal Arts Colleges. This is the fourteenth consecutive year in which Morris has been included on this list.
HFA Gallery Presents First Exhibit of the Season
Michael Eble, Friday, Sep 7, 2:09 p.m.
The HFA Gallery begins the academic year with two exhibitions featuring two visiting professors and artists.
The Center for Small Town Student Employees Help Improve Local Newspapers
Johanna Luetmer `14, Morris, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Sep 6, 10:09 a.m.
The Center for Small Towns (CST) assists the MN News Media Institute (MNMI) with its influential Editors & Publishers Community Leadership Program
2012 Barber Lecture Focuses on the Relationship Between Fiction and History
Cassie Hall ’13, Brookings, SD, Wednesday, Sep 5, 2:09 p.m.
Jay Parini, Axinn professor of English and creative writing at Middlebury College, will be the featured speaker at this year's Barber Lecture, which will take place on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Leaps 22 Places in Nationwide Sustainability Survey
Jenna Ray, Tuesday, Sep 4, 12:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris made a significant jump in Sierra magazine's "Cool Schools" listing, a ranking of the country's greenest four-year colleges. Morris reached 47th in the 2012 ranking while earning top scores in two categories, and was the only Minnesota school to make this year's list.
Schultz's production of Burn This "sizzles" in Michigan
Jenna Ray, Friday, Aug 31, 1:08 p.m.
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Ray Schultz recently directed Lanford Wilson's <em>Burn This</em> at Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The production, which runs through September 2, 2012, received very strong reviews from area critics.
Chancellor travels to Colorado for Senate Committee hearing
Melissa Weber, Thursday, Aug 30, 4:08 p.m.
Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson traveled to Denver, Colorado on August 22 to participate in a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
University of Minnesota Morris Clean Energy Investments Recognized by U.S. Department of Energy
Melissa Weber, Thursday, Aug 16, 1:08 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy highlights the University of Minnesota, Morris' renewable energy initiatives.
Morris Leads Minnesota Public Universities in “America’s Top Colleges” Rankings
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Aug 15, 9:08 a.m.
For the fourth year in a row, the University of Minnesota, Morris was rated highest of all public institutions statewide in the<br /> Forbes 2012 listing of "America's Top Colleges."
Siobhan Bremer, associate professor of theatre, to appear on Guthrie stage
Beth Zaske, Thursday, Aug 9, 4:08 p.m.
The Sunshine Boys will run at the Guthrie through September 2, 2012.
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 Includes University of Minnesota, Morris
Melissa Weber, Tuesday, Jul 31, 8:07 a.m.
The publication is a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300 plus colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
CALL FOR ENTRIES - LOCAL COLOR: Artists from the Lake Region
Michael Eble, Wednesday, Jul 18, 1:07 p.m.
The Humanities Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Minnesota, Morris announces a call for entries for the exhibit, LOCAL COLOR: Artists from the Lake Region, curated by Michael Eble, curator of the HFA Gallery and associate professor of studio art at Morris.
Gateway Program prepares students for future at Morris
Miles Taylor '13, Friday, Jul 13, 12:07 p.m.
This July, incoming freshmen participate in four-week Gateway program to aid their college careers
University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association announces 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients
Beth Zaske, Tuesday, Jul 10, 3:07 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) Board of Directors announces four alumni who are recipients of the 2012 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award.
University of Minnesota, Morris to welcome West Central School of Agriculture alumni on July 21
Miles Taylor '13, Tuesday, Jul 10, 8:07 a.m.
On Saturday, July 21 the University of Minnesota, Morris will host the West Central School of Agriculture (WCSA) All-School Reunion.
University of Minnesota, Morris hosts Nature Quest summer camp and renewable energy tours
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Jun 27, 10:06 a.m.
Nature Quest Camp held on July 16-19 for 4th and 5th graders. Renewable Energy Tours free to the public July 14, July 27, and August 11.
University of Minnesota, Morris demonstrates new power technology
Beth Zaske, Friday, Jun 22, 8:06 a.m.
Diesel generator to be powered by biomass.
University of Minnesota, Morris Receives $1.2 Million Award from Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Jun 13, 10:06 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is one of 47 small undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States to receive a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
Ed Brands awarded Faculty Research Program Grant
Beth Zaske, Thursday, May 31, 10:05 a.m.
Ed Brands, assistant professor of Environmental Studies, received funding for his project <i>Mapping Manure in West Central Minnesota Watersheds</i> through a Faculty Interactive Research Program (FIRP) grant.
Registration for the Symposium on Small Towns and Leadership Chautauqua closes in one week
Arne Kildegaard, director of Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, May 30, 2:05 p.m.
The 2012 Symposium on Small Towns will take place on June 14 on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus.
First Morris International Gilman Scholar travels to Egypt
Beth Zaske, Friday, May 18, 1:05 p.m.
The scholarship program supports undergraduates who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study abroad.
49th Commencement on the campus mall this afternoon
Melissa Weber, Saturday, May 12, 9:05 a.m.
To participate from afar, view the live web cast by visiting morris.umn.edu/events/commencement.
Two awarded University President's Award for Outstanding Service
Beth Zaske, Friday, May 11, 1:05 p.m.
Jenny Nellis, professor emeritus of studio art and Paula O'Loughlin, professor of political science received this highest service award from the University.
Morris student receives 2012 GLBTA Leadership Award
Beth Zaske, Friday, May 11, 12:05 p.m.
The award recognizes the students, faculty, alumni, and community members who exemplify outstanding leadership within University of Minnesota campus GLBTA communities.
Community Engagement awards celebrate outstanding contributions
Jenna Deardorff, Office of Community Engagement, Thursday, May 10, 11:05 a.m.
Students, faculty and community partner recognized for service to the community
Changing policy one performance at a time
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, May 9, 1:05 p.m.
University student helps with Land Stewardship Project play.
Faculty and staff honored at 2012 Recognition Dinner
Beth Zaske, Monday, May 7, 1:05 p.m.
The event provides the campus an opportunity to congratulate 2012 award recipients and thank faculty and staff retirees for their service to the Morris campus.
Briggs Library Senior Art Show Winner
Peter Bremer, Friday, May 4, 1:05 p.m.
Chelsea Bell '12, Northfield, is this year's winner of the Briggs Library Senior Art Show Award for her intaglio etching titled <i>It Happened in the Woods</i>.
Jessica Orth '12 receives Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Wednesday, May 2, 11:05 a.m.
Statistics major Jessica Orth '12, Sleepy Eye, has received the Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship for Women in Graduate Statistics Programs.
Jennifer Deane awarded 2012 Alumni Association Teaching Award
Beth Zaske, Wednesday, May 2, 10:05 a.m.
This award honors individual University of Minnesota, Morris faculty members for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education.
Margaret Kuchenreuther receives Oustanding Community Service Award
Beth Zaske, Tuesday, May 1, 12:05 p.m.
She is the only faculty member in the University of Minnesota system to receive the 2012 University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award.
Female computer science majors go to MinneWIC Conference
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Tuesday, May 1, 12:05 p.m.
The MinneWIC conference is part of a nationwide effort to address the decline of women who choose careers in the field of computer science.
Michael Lackey receives Summer Stipend from NEH
Beth Zaske, Friday, Apr 27, 1:04 p.m.
Michael Lackey, associate professor of English, is one of two Minnesotans to receive a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Bina's recommendation to Argentinian goverment helps shape major policy move
Philip Drown, Friday, Apr 27, 1:04 p.m.
Cyrus Bina was one of nine economic experts invited to Argentina in March to present recommendations on how the nation can fix their current economic crisis.
Morris Symphonic Winds to perfom Seascapes on Sunday April 29
Beth Zaske, Thursday, Apr 26, 2:04 p.m.
The Morris Symphonic Winds is pleased to announce the last of this season's concerts - Seascapes - on Sunday April 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Morris's 2011-2012 Public Enemy #1 season closes with Euripides' Medea
Lynn Bixler '12, Brooklyn Park, Thursday, Apr 26, 11:04 a.m.
Meiningens Student Theatre Group will present Euripides' <em>Medea</em> as the final production of the 2011-2012 season.
Morris featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges"
Beth Zaske, Wednesday, Apr 25, 10:04 a.m.
Free downloadable guidebook profiles the most environmentally responsible colleges.
President Eric Kaler to serve as 2012 Commencement Speaker
Beth Zaske, Tuesday, Apr 24, 12:04 p.m.
Eric Kaler, President of the University of Minnesota, will serve as the 2012 Commencement speaker at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson to speak at University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Beth Zaske, Tuesday, Apr 24, 11:04 a.m.
Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson will present <i>Leading Ladies: Reflections of Women, Work, Identity and Leadership</i> on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.
Morris Receives AASHE STARS Gold Certification
Beth Zaske, Monday, Apr 23, 2:04 p.m.
Morris one of only 31 institutions to achieve the STARS Gold Certification.
EPA Recognizes University of Minnesota, Morris for On-site Green Power Generation
Beth Zaske, Monday, Apr 23, 1:04 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris reduces carbon footprint by generating green power on-site.
Celebrating a 50 year career at Morris-so far!
Beth Zaske, Saturday, Apr 21, 11:07 a.m.
An event in honor of Jim Togeas is on April 21, 2012.
A perfect way to celebrate Earth Day weekend: Sophie and the Adventures of Ice Island makes its TV debut
Lynn Bixler '12, Brooklyn Park, Saturday, Apr 21, 11:04 a.m.
Sophie and the Adventures of Ice Island will air on Pioneer Public TV.
Fifth Annual Bread 'N Bowls
Jenna Deardorff, Office of Community Engagement, Friday, Apr 20, 10:04 a.m.
5th Annual Bread 'N Bowls event raises awareness and funds for local organizations.
Studio art seniors to showcase work
Beth Zaske, Wednesday, Apr 18, 1:04 p.m.
Fourteen senior art students will showcase their work in the Senior Art Exhibition
A Climate Change Conversation with Dr. John Abraham and Don Shelby
Beth Zaske, Tuesday, Apr 17, 2:04 p.m.
Dr. John Abraham and Don Shelby will visit Morris on April 19, 2012 for a conversation about climate change.
Keith Brugger does collaborative research in Sweden
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Tuesday, Apr 17, 10:04 a.m.
Keith Brugger spent three weeks at the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden and did collaborative research.
Morris student helps bring the arts to West Central Minnesota
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Apr 12, 8:04 a.m.
Morris student works with Glenwood's Central Square
Undergraduate research by Dan Seidenkranz '13, Woodbury, published in peer reviewed chemistry journal
Michael Strand, Wednesday, Apr 11, 8:04 p.m.
The undergraduate solar cell research of Dan Siedenkranz was recently published.
Juried Briggs Library Art Award
Peter Bremer, Wednesday, Apr 11, 8:00 p.m.
Wangyingzhi Ji won the Briggs Library Art Award.
34th Annual Morris Jazz Festival April 12-14, 2012
Philip Drown, Wednesday, Apr 11, 7:00 p.m.
The 34th annual Morris Jazz Festival will kick off Thursday April 12, 2012. Jazz Fest offers young musicians the chance to work with and experience some of the most talented jazz performers in the country.
Melosi to Present History of Nuclear Energy as Environmental Studies Scholar in Residence at Morris
Philip Drown, Wednesday, Apr 11, 10:03 a.m.
Professor and author Martin Melosi will deliver a public lecture on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Morris campus on the history of nuclear energy in the U.S.<br /> <br />
Schubert Trio to come to Morris
Beth Zaske, Tuesday, Apr 10, 1:03 p.m.
The music discipline of the University of Minnesota, Morris is delighted to welcome the Schubert Trio featuring special guest violist Aaron Janse on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in HFA Recital Hall.
Undergraduate Research Symposium to showcase student achievement
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Monday, Apr 9, 1:04 p.m.
The Undergraduate Research Symposium is Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Naomi Wente named 2012 Udall Scholar
Beth Zaske, Friday, Apr 6, 11:04 a.m.
Environmental studies and political science major Naomi Wente '13, Dodge Center, will travel to Tucson, Arizona in August to receive a 2012 Udall Scholarship.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel will Visit Morris to Speak on D-Day Invasion, Celebrate Ten Years of Collaborative Research
Philip Drown, Monday, Apr 2, 3:04 p.m.
Colonel Osterberg , U.S. Army (retired) will deliver a public talk on the strategically important role paratroopers played in the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II on Thursday April 19, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., in the Science Auditorium.
International Expert on Peace Agreements to Present 2012 Lee Lecture on Morris Campus
Philip Drown, Thursday, Mar 29, 9:03 a.m.
On Monday April 16 Caroline Hartzell, professor of Political Science at Gettysburg University and internationally recognized expert on political peace agreements, will present the 2012 Lee Lecture at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The lecture, to begin at 7:30 p.m., is open to the public and will be held in Imholte Hall Room 109 on the Morris campus.
Conference to Explore Scientific Origins of Universe, Life, and What it Means to be Human
Philip Drown, Wednesday, Mar 28, 9:03 p.m.
"Freethinkers" student organization is organizing a conference entitled the Midwest Science of Origins Conference. National speakers will explore topics dealing with the scientific origins of the universe, life, and what it means to be human.
Morris Campus's Production of The Emperor's New Clothes will Delight Audiences Both Young and Young at Heart
Lynn Bixler , Wednesday, Mar 28, 9:03 a.m.
The show will be performed for the general public on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. in the Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre on the Morris campus. School matinees will begin March 28 and run through April 5, 2012.
Second Annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival March 29-31,
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, SD, Tuesday, Mar 27, 8:03 p.m.
The festival offers participants the opportunity to learn from writers, editors, and other literary arts professionals through author readings, workshops, and panel discussions.
Free March Community Meal March 26
Jenna Deardorff, Monday, Mar 26, 8:30 p.m.
Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve the final meal of the semester<br /> <br />
Joe Einertson '14 participates in nationwide computing competition
Beth Zaske, Friday, Mar 23, 2:03 p.m.
Computer science major, Joe Einertson was among first 60 entrants to complete Part 2 of the IBM Mainframe Contest
Celebration of American Indian Culture at the 28th Annual Circle of Nations Indigenous Association Powwow
Melissa Weber, Friday, Mar 23, 9:03 a.m.
The Physical Education (P.E.) Center will come alive in a colorful expression of song and dance on the weekend of March 24, 2012, when the students of the Circle of Nations Indigenous Association (CNIA) hold its 28th Annual CNIA Powwow.
2012 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Melissa Weber, Tuesday, Mar 20, 10:03 a.m.
Art work by both art and non-art majors will be on view during the 2012 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Summer Courses Offer Classroom and Online Instruction
Rose Murphy, Wednesday, Mar 14, 11:03 a.m.
Approximately 30 courses being offered over the course of the summer
University of Minnesota, Morris Concert Choir Touring East Coast and Canada in March
Melissa Weber, Friday, Mar 9, 10:03 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Concert Choir is touring the East Coast and Canada for the next two weeks.
Morris to be Final Appearance for Trio Lorca before Carnegie Hall Performance
Philip Drown, Thursday, Mar 1, 1:03 p.m.
Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in HFA Recital Hall
2012 State of the University Address
Melissa Weber, Thursday, Mar 1, 9:02 a.m.
Thursday, March 1, at 3:30 p.m.
Cyrus Bina to Speak at Conference on Iran
Philip Drown, Wednesday, Feb 29, 4:02 p.m.
Cyrus Bina, a Distinguished Research Professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, Morris, will be a featured presenter at a conference this week dealing with the topic of Iran.
Morris Graduate to Construct Statue Honoring Tuskegee Airmen
Michael Strand, Wednesday, Feb 29, 3:00 p.m.
Timothy Cleary '92, has been awarded a commission to create a statue commemorating the Tuskegee Airmen.
Korean culture immersion in store for Morris student
Beth Zaske, Wednesday, Feb 29, 10:01 a.m.
Christine Hoffman was awarded a scholarship to travel to South Korea over spring break.
Evening Classes Cancelled on 2/28 and 2 hour late start on 2/29
Melissa Weber, Tuesday, Feb 28, 3:02 p.m.
Due to weather, all evening classes scheduled for Tuesday, February 28 are cancelled. <br /> <br /> Classes will resume on Wednesday, February 29 at 10:30 a.m. <br /> <br /> Campus offices will open on Wednesday, February 29 at 10 a.m.
Culture and landscape connect in Woven from the Land
Beth Zaske, Friday, Feb 24, 9:02 a.m.
Connecting landscape and culture, the film Woven from the Land by Teresa Konechne, will be screened on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109.
Quantifying Sustainability Efforts on the Morris Campus
Allyce Amidon ’12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Feb 23, 1:02 p.m.
Morris student working on comprehensive sustainability survey
25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden airs on Pioneer Public Television
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Feb 22, 9:02 a.m.
The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television.
Two Upcoming Symphonic Winds Concerts
Melissa Weber, Tuesday, Feb 21, 8:02 a.m.
Sunday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 7.
Jennifer Deane Receives Grants for Research on Medieval German Religious Women
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Monday, Feb 20, 1:02 p.m.
In the past year, Jennifer Deane, associate professor of history, has received two grants: the University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid-of-Research and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, which fund her research on the "beguines" or lay religious women of medieval Germany. The grants have enabled her to make several trips to archives and libraries in Germany, and to share ideas and research findings with European colleagues.
Euclid Quartet to perform at Morris
Melissa Weber, Saturday, Feb 18, 8:02 a.m.
The Euclid Quartet will perform on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.
Schultz to Perform Show on Tennessee Williams
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Feb 17, 9:02 a.m.
Blanche and Beyond: Letters of Tennessee Williams on March 1 and 2. Performances will be held in the HFA Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Center receives LEED Gold rating
Melissa Weber, Thursday, Feb 16, 11:02 a.m.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating to the Welcome Center at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Asking the Big Questions explores Minnesota politics
Melissa Weber, Thursday, Feb 16, 8:02 a.m.
Join the discussion on Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m.
Free February Community Meal
Jenna Deardorff, Office of Community Engagement, Tuesday, Feb 14, 12:02 p.m.
Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve a hot meal for Stevens County on February 27, 2012.
Morris Student to Lead Water Management Effort
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Feb 13, 2:02 p.m.
New position at Minnesota GreenCorps focuses on water conservation
Humorist, author and Daily Show resident expert John Hodgman to speak on campus
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Feb 8, 3:01 p.m.
Come enjoy a night of silliness and laughs at "That is All, An Evening With John Hodgman"
Athena Kildegaard will read and sign new book
Melissa Weber, Tuesday, Feb 7, 3:00 p.m.
Kildegaard will read and sign her new book at the Briggs Library Sunday, February 12.
February Soup and Subtance discussion on Religious Tolerance
Melissa Weber, Monday, Feb 6, 4:02 p.m.
The event pairs a free meal with meaningful discussion on February 21.
Two Morris students to study the Latino experience in Morris
Allyce Amidon '12, Monday, Feb 6, 1:02 p.m.
Jordan Wente '15, Dodge Center, and Cristina Montanez '12, El Paso, Texas, are working with Spanish faculty Windy Roberts and Stacey Aronson to chronicle the Latino experience in Morris.
No Place Called Home comes to the University of Minnesota Morris
Beth Zaske, Tuesday, Jan 31, 8:01 a.m.
Summary: The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline announces a performance of No Place Called Home
No Place Called Home comes to the University of Minnesota Morris
Beth Zaske, Tuesday, Jan 31, 8:01 a.m.
Summary: The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline announces a performance of No Place Called Home
Step Afrika: From the White House to Morris
Judy Korn, Friday, Jan 27, 7:01 a.m.
Enjoy a performance of "stepping," an important part of America's artistic and cultural heritage.
University of Minnesota Legislative Briefing to be streamed live
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Jan 25, 4:01 p.m.
View the 2012 University of Minnesota Legislative Briefing on Wednesday, February 1, at 6 p.m in 122 Welcome Center. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Twelve Morris professors receive all-University Imagine Fund Awards
Melissa Weber, Tuesday, Jan 24, 2:01 p.m.
Twelve University of Minnesota, Morris professors received all-University 2012 Imagine Fund Awards.
Morris Welcomes Community of Scholars Visitors
Melissa Weber, Monday, Jan 23, 8:01 a.m.
Sixth annual Community of Scholars event to bring students from across the country
Student Sarah Thiede works with Extension Center for Community Vitality
Allyce Amidon '12, Thursday, Jan 19, 12:01 p.m.
Thiede's work includes data analysis on local food systems in Renville County.
Science advocate and humanitarian Shawn Otto to speak on campus
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jan 10, 8:01 a.m.
Otto's talk on "Can Democracy Survive the Assault on Science?" is free and open to the public.
Free Community Meal and Event in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jenna Deardorff, Friday, Jan 6, 8:01 a.m.
Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve the meal
Kiplinger's ranks Morris on 2012 Best Value in Public Colleges list
Judy Korn, Monday, Jan 2, 9:01 a.m.
Morris was chosen based on the ability to deliver a quality education at an affordable price.
Gift from Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Dec 20, 2:12 p.m.
The gift affirms the campus's strengths for serving Native students.
Stevens Forward! continues partnership with Center for Small Towns
Judy Korn, Friday, Dec 16, 8:12 a.m.
Jessica Armstrong '13, St. Paul, and Jolee Henkel '15, Maynard, are working with Stevens FORWARD! to help meet the organization's goals.
Alumni Flies and Hardy's educational enterprise developed as solution for blogosphere need
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Dec 13, 10:12 a.m.
Kidblog was created out of a need for a blogging platform suitable for elementary students.
Christmas Day broadcast of University of Minnesota, Morris Carol Concert on Pioneer Public Television
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Dec 13, 9:12 a.m.
The special airing will include narration, carols, and choral songs inspired by the season.
December 15 deadline for first-year competitive academic scholarships
Judy Korn, Monday, Dec 12, 2:11 p.m.
Prairie Scholars and Morris Scholars Awards recipients are selected through a competitive interview process in February 2012, but applications must be received by December 15.
Humanities Fine Arts Gallery to feature work by artists Byers and Richardson
Judy Korn, Monday, Dec 12, 11:12 a.m.
Byers' paintings explore the environment as an abstract form, while Richardson's works of sculpture question the ideas of flatness and space
Professor Rothchild awarded Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship
Elizabeth Zaske '05, Monday, Dec 12, 10:12 a.m.
The honor will allow Rothchild to engage with fellow scholars and draft her next book.
Invitation to participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Jenna Deardorff, Office of Community Engagement, Monday, Dec 12, 9:12 a.m.
Register now to participate in service projects throughout Morris and surrounding areas.
Morris Symphonic Winds concert features Tubachristmas, exciting wind band works, and a pre-concert talk
student writer Brittany Ottum, Symphonic Winds, Wednesday, Dec 7, 8:12 a.m.
Tuba instrumentalists will perform Tubachristmas, a holiday tradition, and the ensemble will perform from the wind band repertoire.
Carnicle '12 and Myhal '14 recognized at the 2011 American Indians in Science and Engineering Society National Conference
Judy Korn, Friday, Dec 2, 10:12 a.m.
Both students presented on an undergraduate research opportunity.
Seth Elsen '12 explores renewable energy options for Upper Sioux Community
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Nov 30, 10:11 a.m.
The project is conducted through the Center for Small Town's AmeriCorps Students In Service program.
Luciana Ranelli '13 and Ashleigh Thompson '13 honored with 2011 University of Minnesota Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Awards
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Nov 30, 9:11 a.m.
The award recognizes students doing outstanding equity, social justice, and diversity work through academics and/or community service.
Morris well represented at the 2011 E3 Conference
student writer Daniel Alcantara and Judy Korn, Tuesday, Nov 29, 4:11 p.m.
Billed as the Upper Midwest's premier renewable energy conference, the 2011 event showcased renewable energy success stories.
Minnesota GreenCorps on Morris campus receives funding
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Nov 23, 10:11 a.m.
Five new student members chosen for the AmeriCorps-funded program.
University of Minnesota President Kaler and coordinate campus chancellors sign national Student Aid Alliance's petition
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Nov 23, 10:11 a.m.
Morris's Chancellor Johnson advocates preserving student aid.
Dakota Wicohan addresses a loss by re-envisioning a future sustained by Dakota culture
Judy Korn, Monday, Nov 21, 11:11 a.m.
The nonprofit organization, co-founded by Teresa Luckow Peterson '91, seeks to renew and sustain the Dakota language.
Linda Keller '13 takes seventh at NCAA Division III Women's Cross-Country Championship Meet
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Monday, Nov 21, 8:11 a.m.
The two-time All-American set a new school record.
Keller to run in NCAA Cross-Country Championship on November 19
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Friday, Nov 18, 10:11 a.m.
Watch live on ncaa.com.
Dance Ensemble presents "Move Your Feet!"
by student writer Anshul Paranjape, Thursday, Nov 17, 2:11 p.m.
One hundred and forty-six student dancers will present 16 dances from ballet to Beyonce.
Carol Concert to usher in holiday season
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Thursday, Nov 17, 12:11 p.m.
The Concert Choir and Orchestra will perform Handel's Messiah.
Art Club holiday art sale features work by students, faculty, and local artists
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Thursday, Nov 17, 11:11 a.m.
A great opportunity to support the student organization!
Rural Policy Advocacy Sessions organized by Center for Small Towns
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Thursday, Nov 17, 11:11 a.m.
A diverse group of attendees learned advocacy skills.
University of Minnesota, Morris presents The Intergalactic Nemesis, a live-action comic book theatrical performance
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 11, 4:11 p.m.
A grant from Arts Midwest supports the performance of the hilarious, uplifting adventure.
DJ Salif Keita African Dance event for National French Week
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 11, 11:11 a.m.
Keita will serve as a DJ for an African dance and also teach African dance moves.
Southern writer Kiese Laymon to read his work at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Daniel Alcantara '15, Thursday, Nov 10, 1:24 p.m.
Laymon is an author and teacher of creative writing.
Digging through mud not as bad as it sounds according to Ashley Woods '13
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Nov 9, 1:11 p.m.
The Plymouth native is researching the effects of ditch drainage into Lake Wakanga near Willmar.
Teberg's healthy respect for risk tempered with planning, flexibility, and meticulous research
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Nov 9, 12:11 p.m.
A profile of an alumnus entrepreneur and financial historian.
Fifteen Morris students attend AISES national gathering
Daniel Alcantara '15, Wednesday, Nov 9, 12:11 p.m.
Morris's American Indian Science and Engineering Society chapter has grown over the last years.
Professor of Mathematics David Roberts receives inaugural Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant
student writer Courtney Driessen '12, Blooming Prairie, Tuesday, Nov 8, 6:11 p.m.
Roberts' grant is one of only 140 awarded nationwide to increase the collaborative contacts between active researchers in the field of mathematics.
Theatre Discipline presents classic musical comedy Anything Goes
by student writer Lynn Bixler '12, theatre, Tuesday, Nov 8, 10:11 a.m.
Enjoy the rollicking comedy with great music and big dance numbers.
University of Minnesota, Morris Celebrates Scholarly Accomplishments
Judy Korn, Monday, Nov 7, 9:11 a.m.
The celebration features displays of research and creative work of current and retired faculty and staff members.
Men's Soccer UMAC Champions
Pat McCabe, Sunday, Nov 6, 7:11 p.m.
Next stop, NCAA Tournament.
Men's Soccer UMAC Champions
Pat McCabe, Sunday, Nov 6, 7:11 p.m.
Men's soccer team wins Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament. Next stop, NCAA Tournament.
Kristofor Gieske '14 receives Minnesota Broadcasters Association Wychor Scholarship
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Thursday, Nov 3, 11:11 a.m.
Gieske is studying digital media as his area of concentration.
Kristofor Gieske '14 receives Minnesota Broadcasters Association Wychor Scholarship
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Thursday, Nov 3, 11:11 a.m.
Gieske is studying digital media as his area of concentration.
Black Student Union supports area Food Shelf
Judy Korn, Thursday, Nov 3, 9:11 a.m.
BSU Homecoming events provide opportunity to celebrate with friends and support local community.
Morris Digi-Key Collegiate Computing Competition teams excel at 2011 event
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Nov 2, 12:11 p.m.
Team Quantum Bogosort took first place, scoring 100 points more than the second place team.
University of Minnesota, Morris named a 2012 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Nov 2, 11:11 a.m.
The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of schools in the nation that support military service members and veterans as students.
University of Minnesota, Morris student Thomas Roloff ’11 helps small cities thrive
Allyce Amidon ’12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Nov 2, 10:11 a.m.
Through the Center for Small Towns, Roloff is working with the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission.
Free Community Meal to feature traditional Mexican fare
student writer Jenna Deardorff, Office of Community Engagement, Tuesday, Nov 1, 2:11 p.m.
Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve the meal.
Invitation to University of Minnesota, Morris 2011 Wind Festival concerts
student writer Brittany Ottum , Monday, Oct 31, 1:10 p.m.
Friday evening and Saturday afternoon concerts will feature chamber music and wind ensemble works.
History professor Blansett facilitates Asking the Big Questions discussion on American Indian tribes in Minnesota
Judy Korn, Monday, Oct 31, 9:10 a.m.
The topic is part of a yearlong series on Minnesota culture and history.
Grand opening for new coffee venue, Higbies
Judy Korn, Sunday, Oct 30, 2:10 p.m.
Festivities on November 1 include giveaways of Higbies gift certificates and T-shirts, and Caribou tumblers.
University of Minnesota system, including Morris, one of 22 universities worldwide bringing Google+ to campus
Judy Korn, Sunday, Oct 30, 2:10 p.m.
Serving as an early adaptor of Google+ illustrates the University's position as a leader in institutional technology.
University of Minnesota, Morris students to "Trick or Can" for local food shelf
Alissa Hawks, student representative, Office of Community Engagement , Sunday, Oct 30, 11:10 a.m.
Students will go door-to-door in Morris collecting for the food shelf.
Successful Sustainability Leadership Event at Morris
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Friday, Oct 28, 12:10 p.m.
Event draws people from throughout University system.
Students attend Midwest Power Shift gathering
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 27, 4:10 p.m.
The grassroots national movement is an opportunity for young people to make their voices heard for climate justice.
Kimmel convocation: Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women and Men in a New Millennium
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 27, 10:10 a.m.
Convocation will be streamed live for those from afar who cannot attend the event.
Petersons' scholarship reflects "place" in shaping destiny
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Oct 27, 8:10 a.m.
The scholarship assists students who are majoring in science, technology, pre-engineering, or mathematics.
Three chemistry professors receive the 2012 ACS Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Oct 25, 10:10 a.m.
Carpenter, Pappenfus, and Soderberg created courses and added aspects to existing courses on nuclear, solar, wind, fuel cell, and biofuel energy sources.
Katia Vantries '13 receives community award for volunteer work
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Oct 19, 1:10 p.m.
Vantries received the Miss Morris Community Award for her volunteer work with the elderly, an opportunity first afforded through UMM Students In Service.
HFA Gallery presents two concurrent exhibitions
student writer Josh Smith, Wednesday, Oct 19, 11:10 a.m.
Both exhibitions explore "space."
Morris students study and prepare for science and math careers through the National Science Foundation's LSAMP program
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Oct 19, 9:10 a.m.
The program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented students receiving undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Briggs Library Associates Book Sale to fill Oyate Hall
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Oct 18, 3:09 p.m.
This year's sale is special because of a donation of books by the late Tom McRoberts and his family.
Local foods showcased in Pride of the Prairie Fall Feast
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Oct 18, 12:10 p.m.
Learn about local foods, purchase local produce, and enjoy a fall feast of local foods.
UMACS campus sustainability conference at the University of Minnesota, Morris a success
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Monday, Oct 17, 2:10 p.m.
Unrelated to the conference, a severed pipeline emphasized the "off the grid" nature of the Morris campus.
Southern writer Kiese Laymon to read his work at the University of Minnesota, Morris
student writer Daniel Alcantara '15, Wyoming, Minnesota, Monday, Oct 17, 11:10 a.m.
Laymon is an author and teacher of creative writing. <br /> <br />
Free October Community Meal to feature traditional American Indian menu
student writer Alissa Jacobsen, Monday, Oct 17, 10:10 a.m.
The meal reflects the American Indian tradition of sharing food with everyone as a sign of respect and community.
Cinderella to be performed on the Edson Auditorium stage
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 13, 2:10 p.m.
The ballet, both touching and hilarious, will entertain all ages.
Asking the Big Questions explores immigration in Minnesota
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 13, 9:10 a.m.
The topic is part of a yearlong series on Minnesota culture and history.
Alumni John and Theresa Witte's business delivers technology services rural communities demand and deserve
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 13, 9:10 a.m.
Recognizing the challenges and anticipating the rewards,the Wittes responded to regional needs in rural Minnesota.
Moliere Than Thou: free comedy performance
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Oct 12, 1:10 p.m.
Moliere speaks English rather than French this time around, but he's every bit as insightful, ribald, irreverent, and enthusiastic as his days as a 17th century master of comedy.
Floating World literary journal calls for submissions
Daniel Alcantara '15, Wyoming, Minnesota, Tuesday, Oct 11, 12:10 p.m.
The Floating World student organization holds weekly gatherings and free writing workshops in addition to publishing a literary journal.
Alumnus Dugan Flanders '11 serves as Young Cultural Ambassador
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Oct 11, 11:10 a.m.
The program is designed to promote a greater understanding of the shared cultural heritage of Northern Ireland in North America.
2011 Driggs Lecture to focus on Germans' fascination with American Indians from 19th century until present
Judy Korn, Friday, Oct 7, 12:09 p.m.
Penny's scholarship focuses on relationships between Europeans and nonEuropeans during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Professor Bina to moderate humanitarian event at which U.S.Representative Keith Ellison will be a speaker
Judy Korn, Friday, Oct 7, 11:10 a.m.
Speakers also include Jamal Tarhuni, Libyan Council of North America board member, and Bas Vanderzalm, Medical Teams International president.
University of Minnesota, Morris launches rideshare social network
Judy Korn, Friday, Oct 7, 9:10 a.m.
A partnership with Zimride creates a secure platform to enhance campus mobility and complements green campus initiatives.
Welcome Center honored with Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's Sustainable Design Award
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 6, 3:10 p.m.
The award recognizes the Welcome Center for "forging a new path that recognizes the green value of adaptive reuse...."
Ray Schultz trades professorship for a crown
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Monday, Oct 3, 8:10 a.m.
The theatre arts professor is playing King Claudius in Austin Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet.
Pam Gades, instructional technology specialist, shows the way to enhanced teaching, research, learning, and collaborating through new and emerging technologies
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Sunday, Oct 2, 9:10 a.m.
A series of hands-on technology workshops will benefit the entire campus community.
Homecoming 2011: a weekend of fun activities
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 30, 9:09 a.m.
Exciting activities, both traditional and inaugural, are planned for the Homecoming, September 30 through October 2.
Barber Lecturer Ofelia Ferran researches memory and trauma within the context of contemporary Spanish literature and culture
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 28, 2:09 p.m.
Ferran will speak on the historical memory of Spain and the difficult topics of stolen children and mass graves
Asking the Big Questions campus/community discussion group explores Minnesota in the Movies
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 28, 11:09 a.m.
The topic is part of a yearlong series on Minnesota culture and history.
Morris included in Sierra Club's "Cool Schools" ranking
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 27, 8:09 a.m.
The project serves as a reward to "institutions that work hard to protect the planet."
Kelli Hamilton '12, Delano, named regional representative for Student Athletic Advisory Committee
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Monday, Sep 26, 9:09 a.m.
Representing both the UMAC and MIAC conferences, she attended the national SAAC Student-Athlete Leadership Conference.
Jennifer M.K. Rogers '02 to serve as Visiting Latterell Alumna
Daniel Alcantara '15, Wyoming, Minnesota, Monday, Sep 26, 9:09 a.m.
The physics and mathematics major is a patent lawyer working in the areas of patent applications in a variety of technology areas.
Campus to host Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Friday, Sep 23, 3:09 p.m.
Campuses from all over the Midwest are attending, and the public is invited as well.
Students, staff, faculty, and public invited to wind turbine dedication
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 23, 9:09 a.m.
Join the celebration. All events are free, including a post-dedication picnic.
Free September Community Meal to feature chili
student writer Nick Jansen, Foley, Office of Community Engagement, Thursday, Sep 22, 2:09 p.m.
Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve the free meal.
Campus enrollment update
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 22, 10:09 a.m.
Increase in degree-seeking students and students living on campus
Morris campus to participate in University of Minnesota's presidential inauguration
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 22, 9:09 a.m.
The public is invited to view the inauguration live on the Morris campus. Chancellor Johnson will participate in the ceremony.
Morris Homecoming Concert to feature Symphonic Winds, Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Choir
student writer Brittany Ottum, Wednesday, Sep 21, 8:09 a.m.
The annual tradition begins the academic year concert season.
Humphrey School of Public Affairs graduate student Kelly Asche conducts internship with Center for Small Towns
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Sep 20, 9:09 a.m.
Asche helped set up a first of its kind rural data portal and renew the consulting service.
Eble, professor and artist, exhibits work in two gallery exhibitions
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Sep 20, 8:09 a.m.
Eble's work is on exhibit at the Phipps Center for the Arts and the Paul Watkins Gallery.
Washington Monthly's national ranking includes Morris
Judy Korn, Monday, Sep 19, 3:09 p.m.
The rankings are based on "contributions to public good."
University of Minnesota installs alert system on Morris campus
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 16, 10:09 a.m.
The audio alert broadcast speakers will supplement emergency communication measures already in place on the Morris campus.
David Eagleman, neuroscientist and bestselling author, to give fall convocation
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 16, 8:09 a.m.
Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law at Baylor College of Medicine.<br />
Banned Books Read Out encourages appreciation for diverse ideas
Daniel Alcantara '15, Wyoming, Minnesota, Thursday, Sep 15, 4:09 p.m.
Sponsored by Briggs Library and Sigma Ti Delta, the event features readings from banned or challenged books.
Spanish Discipline presents Festival of Spanish Language Cinema
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 15, 11:09 a.m.
The free festival features films from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Spain with English subtitles.
Morris named to U.S. News Top 10 Public Liberal Arts Colleges list
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 14, 3:09 p.m.
Overall, Morris placed 144 of 178 in the top tier of the National Liberal Arts Colleges list.
Fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes to speak on "De-Disneyfying the Fairy-Tale Film"
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 14, 1:09 p.m.
The event, open to the campus and community, will serve as the inaugural Honors Lecture.
Constitution Day Panel Discussion
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 14, 12:09 p.m.
Join the national observance of Constitution Day right here on the Morris campus.
Winds of Change names Morris one of top 200 institutions in the nation in support of American Indian students
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Sep 9, 9:09 a.m.
An active American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) student chapter helps heighten Morris's profile
Campus community invited to Welcome Picnic
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 8, 8:09 a.m.
The Morris Area Chamber of Commerce event includes free dinner and a Community Expo.
Three alumni featured in nationally touring art exhibit in HFA Gallery
Judy Korn, Monday, Sep 5, 10:09 a.m.
The exhibit is on display until October 13.
2011 Cougar Fest set for September 3
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 2, 11:08 a.m.
Don't miss the free fun. Go Cougars!
Fall Day of Service opportunity to volunteer throughout the Stevens County community
By student writer Maria Fleck, Office of Community Engagement , Friday, Sep 2, 8:09 a.m.
Labor Day projects include something for everyone, from sorting donations to cleaning, from construction to cooking, and more.
New sports management major kicks off this fall
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Sep 2, 8:09 a.m.
Alumni enthusiastically commend the new major.
Wright to perform rich mingling of gospel, folks, blues, and jazz on Edson stage
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 1, 9:09 a.m.
Singer/songwriter Wright's rich music has been described as "genre-bending."
Pappenfus, University of Minnesota, Morris associate professor of chemistry, among consortium of researchers awarded National Science Foundation funds for regional molecular structure facility
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Aug 30, 3:08 p.m.
Five colleges and universities will share a single-crystal X-ray diffractometer for research training and education in chemistry and materials research.
Gramenz named preseason football All-American
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Monday, Aug 29, 1:08 p.m.
The 2011 Cougar football season kicks off on Saturday, September 3, against the McMurray Highlanders.
Power outage update
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Aug 24, 7:08 p.m.
Power is restored on campus. All classes and offices are on normal schedules today.
Campus Power Outage
Matt Senger, Wednesday, Aug 24, 4:08 p.m.
Power is out across the Morris campus. Earliest return of power estimated to be 6 p.m. Classes scheduled at 4:45 p.m. or after today are cancelled.
Forbes ranks University of Minnesota, Morris on Top Colleges Lists
Melissa Weber, Wednesday, Aug 24, 1:08 p.m.
Morris on Forbes Top Colleges, Best in Midwest, and Best Buys lists.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler visits Morris campus
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Aug 24, 8:08 a.m.
New President Kaler and wife Karen Kaler visited campus to see and talk, listen and learn.
Margaret Schmitz '98 participates in NASA teacher professional development program
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Aug 23, 1:08 p.m.
The summer internship at NASA Ames focused on aeronautics modeling and simulation tools that translate to hands-on classroom experiences.
University of Minnesota, Morris students track benefits of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Aug 17, 12:08 p.m.
Amanda Granaas '12, Vermillion, South Dakota, finished the project during summer 2011.
Kim Ukura '08 named editor of the Morris Sun Tribune
Morris Sun Tribune, Wednesday, Aug 17, 12:08 p.m.
Ukura earned a master of arts in journalism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
STELLAR introduces international students to campus, community, and Minnesota
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Aug 16, 11:08 a.m.
STELLAR is a holistic approach to preparing for attending college in an English speaking country.
Tournees Film Festival brings contemporary Francophone cinema to Morris
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Aug 11, 1:08 p.m.
Five award-winning films will be screened on consecutive Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning August 31
Clay Fischer '12 brings the University's resources to Douglas County
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Aug 9, 2:08 p.m.
Fischer works to identify potential internships with Lakes Association
Morris Alpha Zeta Eta chapter honored with Pi Sigma Alpha Best Chapter Award
Judy Korn, Thursday, Aug 4, 11:08 a.m.
Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society.
Morris student spends summer working for positive parenting organization
Judy Korn, Thursday, Aug 4, 9:08 a.m.
Amidon, '12, Falcon Heights, works for DREAM for Kids.
University of Minnesota, Morris featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012
Judy Korn, Thursday, Aug 4, 8:08 a.m.
The publication is a selective, subjective, and systematic review of 300 plus colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
Senior Elise Porcher receives SDA Award of Excellence
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Aug 3, 1:08 p.m.
The art student's fiber art piece was accepted for the juried Confluence: 2011 International Surface Design Association Student Members' Exhibition.
Sarah Sjogren Leslie '01 named Minnesota's 2011 Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Aug 3, 9:08 a.m.
The psychology major earned a doctor of pharmacology at the University of South Carolina.
Students help revitalize the community of Winsted through the arts
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Aug 2, 11:08 a.m.
Thomas Roloff '11, Ian Patterson '12, and Samantha Bruno '13 share talents with a new community arts council.
Gateway students prepare for University of Minnesota, Morris careers
Courtney Driessen '12, Blooming Prairie, Monday, Aug 1, 4:08 p.m.
The campus community welcomed 28 first-year students for the annual Gateway program.
The Irondale Marching Knights will present a free public performance on Friday, July 29, 2011, at 8:30 p.m. in Big Cat Stadium on the Morris Campus
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Wednesday, Jul 27, 2:07 p.m.
This award-winning band will offer an exclusive preview of their new competitive field show.
The Irondale Marching Knights will present a free public performance on Friday, July 29, 2011, at 8:30 p.m. in Big Cat Stadium on the Morris Campus
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Wednesday, Jul 27, 2:07 p.m.
This award-winning band will offer an exclusive preview of their new competitive field show.
New Cougar logo unveiled
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jul 21, 9:07 a.m.
The new graphic identity for Cougar athletics symbolizes progress and success in UMAC and NCAA.
Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships to celebrate sustainability at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jul 21, 9:07 a.m.
"Celebrating Sustainability" will feature sustainable development work conducted by community and University partners.
Promise of the Prairie documentary receives Communicators Forum Gold Award
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jul 20, 10:07 a.m.
The documentary was created by Michael Cihak, Chris Butler, and Roger Boleman, with assistance from Jennifer Riestenberg '13, Perham, and Samuel Krump-Johnson '11, Maple Grove.
Performing Arts Series receives grant to present a live-action graphic novel on stage
Judy Korn, Monday, Jul 18, 3:07 p.m.
A grant from Arts Midwest will support the performance of The Intergalactic Nemesis, a hilarious, uplifting comic book adventure.
Julia Dabbs, associate professor of art history, examines women and aging as portrayed by early modern European women artists
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Jul 12, 3:07 p.m.
Dabbs received a 2011 Imagine Fund Award for Vision and Insight: The Self-Portraits of Anna Dorothea Therbusch.
Julia Dabbs, Morris associate professor of art history, receives a 2011 Imagine Fund Award for her project Vision and Insight: The Self-Portraits of Anna Dorothea Therbusch
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Jul 12, 2:07 p.m.
Dabbs will examine women and aging as portrayed by women artists of early modern Europe.
Julia Dabbs, Morris associate professor of art history, receives a 2011 Imagine Fund Award for her project Vision and Insight: The Self-Portraits of Anna Dorothea Therbusch
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Jul 12, 2:07 p.m.
Dabbs will examine women and aging as portrayed by women artists of early modern Europe.
University of Minnesota, Morris students working to spread awareness of river issues
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Friday, Jul 8, 3:07 p.m.
CURE interns aim to get community members out experiencing the river this summer.
New Native American garden planted on the Morris campus
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Jul 8, 8:07 a.m.
The Three Sisters garden will provide healthy organic food and be a community gathering place.
University of Minnesota, Morris to welcome West Central School of Agriculture alumni on July 16
Courtney Driessen '12, Blooming Prairie, Wednesday, Jul 6, 9:06 a.m.
The Morris campus will host the West Central School of Agriculture All-School Reunion.
Siobhan Bremer presents theatre research at Conference for Visual and Performing Arts in Athens, Greece
Judy Korn, Friday, Jul 1, 1:07 p.m.
The associate professor of theatre's presentation, "Going Green Globally," focused on her environmental theatre research.
Refsnider '04 wins the 2011 Tour Divide
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 30, 11:06 p.m.
Currently a doctorate student in geology, Refsnider finished the bike race in 15 days, 21 hours, and 1 minute.
Virtual tour now offers Apple and Android downloads
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 30, 4:06 p.m.
Tour uses can choose from three virtual campus trails: general, historic and "green."
Droske '11 brings energy conservation to the Morris campus and community
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Jun 29, 9:06 a.m.
The recent Morris graduate is finishing up as a GreenCorps member with hopes of applying new skills learned through his experience to a future profession.
Professor Finzel to serve as interim dean
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Jun 28, 11:06 a.m.
Finzel is honored to serve Morris, "one of the most remarkable stories in higher education."
Ben Lacy '09 receives Duke of Edinburgh's Award Young Americans' Challenge
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 23, 12:06 p.m.
Lacy was one of two Eagle Scouts to receive the award established in 1956 but given for the first time in the United States.
Ray Schultz, associate professor of theatre, directs Next Fall
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 23, 10:06 a.m.
His direction of the Tony nominated comic drama is receiving rave reviews.
Morris will remain open in the event of a state government shutdown
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jun 22, 3:06 p.m.
The University is prepared to fiscally manage a state shutdown.
Angela Laidlaw, Yuri Machkasov, and James Cotter receive the 2011 Cesar Chavez award
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Monday, Jun 13, 4:06 p.m.
Nominated by students, the recipients reflect the values of the late civil rights leader.
Bridget Billo '12 assists nonprofit Resource Connections
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Jun 7, 12:06 p.m.
The goal is to set up hotspots in various locations and provide computers for the public's free use.
University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association announces 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jun 7, 11:06 a.m.
The 2011 recipients illustrate contributions by alumni impacting the campus community and the global community.
West Central School of Agriculture alumni plant Alumni Garden at University of Minnesota, Morris
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jun 7, 8:06 a.m.
The garden is a gift from the WCSA Alumni Association to campus.
Morris students raise awareness of energy use in Stevens County
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Jun 1, 9:06 a.m.
The students are helping fulfill the Stevens FORWARD!'s goal of carbon neutrality by 2015.
Cougars take second in Kruse Award standings
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Tuesday, May 31, 9:05 a.m.
Morris finishes the year with 83 total points.
Center for Small Towns receives Otto Bremer Foundation grant
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Friday, May 27, 9:05 a.m.
More than $91,000 in grant funding will allow CST to sponsor more faculty research, strengthen statistics and data resources, and enhance student involvement initiatives.
Solar swim events highlight the use of solar-thermal technology
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, May 27, 8:05 a.m.
The events drew a diverse crowd and emphasized the RFC's campus/community partnership.
Croatt '11 and Keller '13 qualify for NCAA Championship Meet
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Tuesday, May 24, 10:05 a.m.
Croatt will compete in the 200-meter, and Keller will compete in the 1500-meter.
Joe Einertson '14, Brooklyn Park, helps with the implementation of a local foods co-op in downtown Willmar
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, May 24, 8:05 a.m.
The project's goals are to increase the availability of local foods, to bring business investments to the heart of the city, and to provide an alternative grocery experience.
Art created by seniors Sam Parisian and Allison Wegner chosen for Briggs Award
Peter Bremer, Briggs Library, Monday, May 23, 10:05 a.m.
Their work will be on display in Briggs Library.
Faculty profile: Paula O'Loughlin
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Monday, May 23, 10:05 a.m.
With faculty from all over the world, it is interesting to hear about paths to Morris.
Office of Community Engagement presents awards for community involvement
Judy Korn, Friday, May 20, 10:05 a.m.
The awards honor students, faculty, staff, and community partners who created or supported exemplary partnerships with the broader community.
Katia Vantries '13, Morris, volunteers and learns from senior citizens through Americorps program
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, May 18, 3:05 p.m.
The experience is professionally and personally fulfilling.
Donna Chollett, Morris associate professor of anthropology, receives a 2011 Imagine Fund Award to investigate Latin American grassroots social movements
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Monday, May 16, 2:05 p.m.
Chollett will analyze the relevance of grassroots social movements that fail to achieve their goals.
Consumers Digest ranks University of Minnesota, Morris in top five in nation in college value
Judy Korn, Monday, May 16, 12:05 p.m.
Consumers Digest, designed to inform and educate readers, performed the analysis to help families make informed higher education decisions.
International Relations Club attends 2011 Model United Nations Conference
Judy Korn, Monday, May 16, 10:05 a.m.
The students experienced debate, negotiations, public speaking, and the complexities of international relations.
Forty-eighth Commencement scheduled for May 14
Judy Korn, Saturday, May 14, 9:05 a.m.
The celebration begins with division receptions from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and the ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Physical Education (P.E.) Center.
Roger Rose, associate professor of political science, researches public service motivation
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Friday, May 13, 10:05 a.m.
Rose's unique work explores characteristics of students interested in public service.
Bradley Deane and Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane receive National Endowment for the Humanities 2011 Summer Stipend awards
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, May 10, 3:05 p.m.
Morris is one of only two universities in the nation this year to produce more than one recipient of this prestigious award.
Associate Professor of French Sarah Buchanan receives grant for Mali research trip
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Monday, May 9, 8:05 a.m.
Buchanan is a Francophone specialist.
Tara Greiman '11 researches Internet's impact on regional businesses for UMVRDC
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Friday, May 6, 1:05 p.m.
Greiman's work explores customers increasingly using Internet searches for rural businesses' contact information and location.
Bicycle auction and free bike workshop scheduled for May 6 and 7
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Friday, May 6, 8:04 a.m.
GreenCorps member Katie Saddison '11 says, "Get biking!"
City of Morris garners intern Zac Van Cleve '13 through Students in Service
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, May 4, 11:05 a.m.
Blaine Hill '87, city manager, believes that both student and city have benefited from the program.
Prairie Yard and Garden turns focus on lilacs
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Tuesday, May 3, 12:05 p.m.
Learn more about the spring-time traditional lilac and new varieties.
Naomi Wente '13, Dodge Center, receives Newman Civic Fellow Award from Campus Compact
Judy Korn, Monday, May 2, 9:05 a.m.
The award honors student leaders who demonstrate an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
Faculty and staff retirees and award recipients honored at Recognition Dinner
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 29, 2:04 p.m.
The event provided an opportunity to congratulate award recipients and thank faculty and staff retirees for their service.
Jennifer Rothchild, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, receives the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Apr 28, 12:04 p.m.
Rothchild was honored for local service in a global context.
Morris students experience valuable job shadowing opportunities at Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Apr 27, 12:04 p.m.
Katelyn Kuenn '11, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Tara Gromatka, Alexandria have been "job shadowing" medical providers.
GreenCorps member Kate Saddison '11 strives to improve safety and encourage walking and biking in Morris
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Apr 26, 1:04 p.m.
The White Pigeon, Michigan, native develops Safe Routes To School and works on Morris BikeShare sustainability.
Sixteen Morris students attend the National American Chemical Society Meeting
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 26, 10:04 a.m.
The Morris group was one of the largest contingencies representing one college—large or small—to attend.
Michelle Page receives all-University Horace T. Morse Award
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 26, 10:04 a.m.
An associate professor of education, Page has been recognized for excelling in teaching, research, creative activities, advising, academic program development, and educational leadership.
Alumni Asche and Winkelman engage young minds through Brain Gym
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Monday, Apr 25, 3:04 p.m.
The 26 activities support the development of key sensory motor abilities that help students get ready to learn.
Paper by Nadine Frasseto '12 published in the spring 2011 issue of Metamorphosis
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Monday, Apr 25, 1:04 p.m.
Frasseto's paper examines "passing" by African Americans in Jessie Redmon Fauset's novels.
Music Discipline is pleased to host Ensemble: Peripherie
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 25, 11:04 a.m.
Ann DuHamel, director of piano studies, will perform with the new ensemble on its inaugural tour.
Breads N’ Bowls provides opportunity to serve and support community groups
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 25, 10:04 a.m.
The event provides an opportunity to help the food shelf, Someplace Safe, and the PRCA, providing scholarships for the summer art camp.
Asking the Big Questions and Soup & Substance discussion groups partner on final topic of academic year
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 25, 8:04 a.m.
Roger Rose, associate professor of political science, will present his research, and the group will discuss the Spirit Behind Service.
"Prairie Yard and Garden" tours the WCROC Horticulture Display Garden
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Sunday, Apr 24, 11:04 a.m.
Bernie Angus discusses unusual landscape plants with Sue Gooch, guest host.
"Prairie Yard and Garden" tours the WCROC Horticulture Display Garden
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Sunday, Apr 24, 11:04 a.m.
Bernie Angus discusses unusual landscape plants with Sue Gooch, guest host.
Minnesota West students in Morris for hands-on wind turbine experience
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Friday, Apr 22, 12:04 p.m.
The students are part of the Wind Energy Technology program at Minnesota West.
Matthew Kroonblawd '12, Lino Lakes, impresses at international conference
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Apr 22, 10:04 a.m.
The physics major has been making waves in international academia while still a junior undergraduate student.
Premier screening of Getting Real about Food and the Future
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 22, 8:04 a.m.
The event includes a discussion with filmmaker Chris Bedford.
Professor Cyrus Bina's new book released
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 21, 2:04 p.m.
Oil: A Time Machine is a systematic study of oil in its historical stages, and an exploration of domestic, foreign, and global environmental policies.
Music Discipline is pleased to host Ensemble: Peripherie
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 21, 11:04 a.m.
Ann DuHamel, director of piano studies, will perform with the new ensemble on its inaugural tour.
Symphonic Winds to present final concert of spring 2011
Alexandria Weber '12, Granite Falls, Thursday, Apr 21, 10:04 a.m.
The concert features solo performances by the Second Annual Morris Concerto Competition winners.
"EESOME" 2011 Senior Art Exhibition features work by graduating studio art majors
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 21, 9:04 a.m.
Pieces exhibited represent the culmination of studio art studies and cover a broad range of subject matter.
Author Richard Terrill to be special guest at the Briggs Library Associates meeting
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 21, 8:04 a.m.
The award-winning poet and creative nonfiction writer will read from his work.
A 2011 sponsor, Morris participates in the Living Green Expo
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 19, 1:04 p.m.
The family friendly event seeks to inspire people to lead healthier and more sustainable lives...and save money.
2011 Earth Week events provide opportunities to learn and engage
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 19, 8:04 a.m.
From speakers to discussions, from clothing swap to bike ride, Earth Week is jam-packed with events.
Entre Nous and French department invite you to a celebration of the French language
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 19, 8:04 a.m.
The French Poetry Reading contest is a showcase for students and an enjoyable evening of sharing the beauty of the language.
Campus to host guest speaker Jim Farrell during Earth Week 2011
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 19, 8:03 a.m.
Farrell is an author, professor, and frequent speaker on "greening" college campuses.
Final Community Meal of academic year to feature Italian fare
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 18, 11:04 a.m.
The project serves free, warm, made-from-scratch meals each month, open to all members of the Stevens County community.
Economist and author Chris Farrell to speak on campus
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 18, 11:03 a.m.
An award winning journalist, Farrell is a regular contributor to American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report.
Spring children's theatre features premiere of Sophie and the Adventures of Ice Island
By student writers Lucy Lloyd and Collin Ireland, theatre publicity, Friday, Apr 15, 3:03 p.m.
The environmentally friendly production follows the adventures of superhero Sophie.
Rock band Rooney to perform at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 15, 10:04 a.m.
The group has toured with the Jonas Brothers and Kelly Clarkson, and performed on Letterman, O'Brien, and Kimmel shows.
Morris students to present work at Undergraduate Research Symposium
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Apr 15, 10:04 a.m.
Schedule included in story
Morris hosts Minnesota's first intercollegiate Ground Quidditch tournament
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Apr 15, 12:03 a.m.
The Prairie Cup will take place on April 16, 2011.
Schmidt and Koehn solar cell research published in Macromolecules
Casey Sands '13 and Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 14, 4:04 p.m.
Their research focuses on creating more efficient renewable energy technology.
Research by Abe Henry '11 chosen for publication in Metamorphosis
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Thursday, Apr 14, 11:04 a.m.
Henry's research identified historical details in Gabriel García Márquez's fictional masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Alumnus Doug Lennick to serve as 2011 Commencement speaker
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Apr 13, 3:04 p.m.
An internationally known speaker and author, Lennick is CEO and co-founder of the Lennick Aberman Group.
Asking the Big Questions to explore American Indian religions
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Apr 13, 2:04 p.m.
The topic is part of a yearlong series on faith and spirituality.
“Prairie Yard and Garden” travels to Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Apr 13, 10:04 a.m.
Produced at Morris, this episode features the historic garden and grounds of the brewery.
Professor Neil Leroux receives Faculty Research Award
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 12, 9:04 a.m.
A professor of communication, media, and rhetoric, Leroux researches the rhetoric of Martin Luther.
Noted expert on Congress and legislative politics Sarah Binder to serve as University of Minnesota, Morris Jooinn Lee Lecturer
Judy Korn, Sunday, Apr 10, 4:03 p.m.
Her address, "Inside Congress: Legislating in Polarized Times," is free and open to the public.
Red Dragonfly Press releases Athena Kildegaard's new book of poems
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Sunday, Apr 10, 10:04 a.m.
Poems from Bodies of Light are set in Morris, Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Denmark, all places Kildegaard has lived.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Campus Activities Council (CAC) presents its spring 2011 convocation, "Heads vs. Feds"
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat , Sunday, Apr 10, 12:03 a.m.
Steve Hager, High Times creative director and legalization proponent, and Bob Stutman, retired Drug Enforcement Agency agent, tackle the complex topic of marijuana legalization.
Radio theatre course provides new theatre opportunity at Morris
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Saturday, Apr 9, 2:04 p.m.
Watch the video of students in the course created by Siobhan Bremer, associate professor of theatre.
33rd Annual Jazz Fest offers three days of great jazz
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Apr 8, 1:04 p.m.
Guest artists saxophonist Eric Alexander and bassist Todd Coolman will listen and perform.
Community Coffee to be held in honor of Susan Hagstrum and University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 8, 10:04 a.m.
President Bruininks will visit Morris to attend the 2011 Jazz Fest.
Prairie Yard and Garden visits Springwood Gardens
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Tuesday, Apr 5, 3:04 p.m.
Karol Emmerich discusses daylilies and what to consider when growing the versatile plant.
Morris to host sustainability conference in September
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 1, 10:04 a.m.
Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability presentations and workshops will feature research and success stories in the campus sustainability movement. Call for proposals open until April 15.
Joseph Hartmann named National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellow
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Mar 31, 3:03 p.m.
Hartmann will help to organize a regional conference and develop UMM's Green Ambassadors Program
Coal and climate policy expert Barbara Freese to speak at Morris
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 31, 10:03 a.m.
Freese will address the topic Power Struggle: Slowing Global Warming and Building Clean Energy in a Shifting Political Landscape.
Deon Haider '14 assists Stevens FORWARD! reach goals
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Mar 30, 3:03 p.m.
Haider '14 serves as a writer educating the public on climate change and carbon neutrality.
“Prairie Yard and Garden” discusses putting a garden to bed for winter
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Wednesday, Mar 30, 9:03 a.m.
Randee Hokanson and Sue Gooch will discuss a garden's long nap.
Turnbull '99 chosen as new men's soccer coach
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Monday, Mar 28, 3:03 p.m.
Turnbull brings leadership, experience, and hard work to the position.
March free Community Meal to feature pizza
Judy Korn, Monday, Mar 28, 11:03 a.m.
Morris Area Student Leaders are sponsoring the event and working with community and campus volunteers to prepare and serve the meal.
Roggenbuck Named Honorable Mention All-American
Christine Mahoney, Wednesday, Mar 23, 4:03 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball standout Steph Roggenbuck, gained her latest postseason honor March 23 as she was named an All-America Honorable Mention by Women's DIII News.
Attend Prairie Gate Literary Festival public events and workshops
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Mar 23, 8:03 a.m.
A Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund grant is making possible inexpensive workshops with guest writers and free public events.
38th Annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week theme explores heritage
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Mar 23, 8:03 a.m.
"Unweaving the Journey of Our Ancestors" will celebrate the diversity of our campus and our country.
Late start at UMM Wed., March 23
Christine Mahoney, Wednesday, Mar 23, 5:03 a.m.
Due to weather, UMM classes will start and offices will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
"Prairie Yard and Garden" tours the historic River Glen Gardens
Matt Privratsky '11, Walker, Thursday, Mar 17, 11:03 a.m.
Host Larry Zilliox will discuss plants in the fall landscape with Ron Weinhold.
Highly competitive 2011 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opens on March 24
Judy Korn, Monday, Mar 14, 3:03 p.m.
A public reception will be held from 7 until 9 on Thursday, March 24.
Morris alumni from Stevens County complete Blandin Community Leadership Program retreat
Blandin Foundation, Friday, Mar 11, 5:03 p.m.
The goal of the Blandin Community Leadership Program is to develop and train a broad base of local leaders to build healthy communities.
Chancellor Johnson to deliver keynote address at Faculty Leadership in Sustainability workshop
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 11, 8:03 a.m.
The workshop will explore the responsibility of informing and inspiring cultures of permanence.
A green Christmas and all year long
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Mar 9, 3:03 p.m.
Sonya Kopet '12, Starbuck, collected used holiday lights as one of her GreenCorps projects.
Unusual Suspects improv troupe competes at national level
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Mar 8, 10:03 a.m.
After winning regionals, the troupe competed in its first-ever national competition.
Summer term registration opens on March 23
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 8, 9:03 a.m.
Sessions are open to Morris students, students from other colleges, and community members.
March Soup & Substance discussion on student parents
Maria Fleck, student representative, Office of Community Engagement, Monday, Mar 7, 1:03 p.m.
The event pairs a free meal with meaningful discussion.
Tempus Fugit exhibit in Venice includes Tracy Otten print
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 4, 8:03 a.m.
The artist and associate professor of studio art's print is a reflection on time.
University of Minnesota, Morris gallery exhibit features the art of Ken and Kathy Kollodge
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 3, 11:03 a.m.
The photo work of Ken, Unbridled Vision, is displayed on the main floor, while paintings by Kathleen are exhibited on the mezzanine level.
Cougar women play in first round NCAA Tournament game on Friday
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Wednesday, Mar 2, 8:03 a.m.
The Cougars will take on the Coe College Kohawks coached by former Cougar coach Randi Peterson and Cougar alum assistant coach Jaime Rainey '10.
Students In Service projects taking off in west central Minnesota
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Mar 1, 10:03 a.m.
Students In Service encourages college students to enroll as part-time AmeriCorps members.
2011 State of the University address
Judy Korn, Monday, Feb 28, 10:02 a.m.
President Buininks' address will be streamed live online and broadcast live via ITV.
Privratsky brothers immersed in University of Minnesota politics
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Feb 25, 2:02 p.m.
These twins are known for sharing a variety of things—genes, looks, mannerisms, and an interest in University politics.
Performing Arts Series presents Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with an electronic twist
Judy Korn, Friday, Feb 25, 12:02 p.m.
With a fresh take on the setting, this production features Shakespeare's woods glowing in the dark and fairies dancing to electronica.
Symphonic Winds concert to feature world premier of Scaphoid Void and minimalist piece Grand Pianola Music
Alexandra Weber '11, Milbank, South Dakota, Friday, Feb 25, 10:02 a.m.
Joe Carucci, assistant professor of music, has written a large ensemble piece with a jazz feel, and pianists Ann DuHamel, director of keyboard studies, and Jeanine Barrett with be featured in Grand Pianola Music.
Cougar women's basketball plays first UMAC Tournament game tonight
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Feb 23, 4:02 p.m.
The UMAC season champs are undefeated in the conference.
“Prairie Yard and Garden” features impressive hosta glade
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Feb 23, 11:02 a.m.
Host Larry Zilliox visits Jon and Marcy Bork in Browns Valley.
Pride of the Prairie events celebrate "homegrown" foods
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Feb 22, 10:02 a.m.
Events are open to the public and highlight local foods and west central Minnesota producers.
Morris theatre students excel at regional theatre festival
Judy Korn, Monday, Feb 21, 9:02 a.m.
The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists' individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.
University of Minnesota, Morris Concert Choir to perform on "A Prairie Home Companion"
Judy Korn, Friday, Feb 18, 4:02 p.m.
Tickets available at the door, first come, first served.
Going brown to get green at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Feb 15, 4:02 p.m.
Will Dolezal '11, Minneapolis, introduces composting system to campus and community.
Prairie Yard and Garden explores backyard hobbies, trains and gardens
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Tuesday, Feb 15, 11:02 a.m.
Bob and Thea Adams' hobbies create a unique space.
Free February Community Meal to feature Minnesota favorites
Collin Sandoe, Office of Community Engagement student representative, Tuesday, Feb 15, 10:02 a.m.
Community and campus volunteers will prepare and serve the meal.
Morris students to attend The Rally to Restore Affordability
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Monday, Feb 14, 3:02 p.m.
Students from Morris, Twin Cities, Rochester, and Duluth campuses will travel to St. Paul to speak with legislators.
Campus and community invited to Prairie Gate Previews to learn about upcoming festival's featured writers
Judy Korn, Monday, Feb 14, 2:02 p.m.
In preparation for the March event, the Prairie Gate Literary Festival committee will introduce the community and campus to five featured writers, including novelist Kiese Laymon tonight.
Cougar women's basketball among the nation's best
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Thursday, Feb 10, 11:02 a.m.
Brandi Cresap's assist turnover ratio is the best in NCAA basketball, men or women, regardless of division.
Playwright Forrest Musselman to present "Playwriting: how to get into the market"
Collin Ireland '13, Rockford, Thursday, Feb 10, 10:02 a.m.
The free, public on-campus event will address preparing a script, the publishing world, marketing, and legal aspects.
Prairie Yard and Garden takes a look at growing gladiolas
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Feb 8, 1:02 p.m.
Guest James Madson discusses color and vigor of glads.
The University of Minnesota, Morris 2010-11 Performing Arts Series resumes on February 5 with TU Dance
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Feb 4, 5:01 p.m.
The award-winning Minnesota-based company blends elements of diverse styles to reveal the connective power of dance.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. releases Jennifer Deane's new book
Judy Korn, Friday, Feb 4, 11:02 a.m.
The associate professor of history's new publication reflects her research and her expertise in the area of medieval religious history.<br /> <br />
Annual Community of Scholars event to bring 200 prospective students to Morris
Judy Korn, Friday, Feb 4, 10:01 a.m.
The campus will welcome more than 200 prospective students from across the United States for a competitive scholarship event in February 2011.
Cougar basketball teams show support for area high school athlete with UMM ties
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Feb 3, 12:02 p.m.
Basketball fans donate $700 in support of Perham athlete Zach Gabbard
Undergraduate research conducted by Debbie Schneiderman '11, Luverne, and Matthew Lovander '12, Willmar, published in leading chemistry journal
Judy Korn, Thursday, Feb 3, 11:02 a.m.
Working with Ted Pappenfus, associate professor of chemistry, the students created the first known redox polymer that conducts electrons and holes.
February Soup and Substance discussion on sexual health
Maria Fleck, student representative, Office of Community Engagement , Thursday, Feb 3, 8:02 a.m.
The event pairs a free meal with meaningful discussion.
Prairie Yard and Garden explores campus gardens
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Feb 2, 4:02 p.m.
Gail Boe, senior gardener, and alumnus Dennis Gimmestad, architectural historian, will be guests on the show.
Research paper by Andrea Lund '11 published in Metamorphosis
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, and Judy Korn, Wednesday, Feb 2, 2:02 p.m.
Lund spent a semester studying global health in Costa Rica and researching the relationship between respiratory health and housing conditions among Ngöbe children. <br /> <br />
Free Solar Swim celebrates solar-thermal panels at the Regional Fitness Center
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Wednesday, Feb 2, 1:02 p.m.
Everyone is invited for a February 12 winter swim in water heated by the sun.
Meiningens to perform Recent Tragic Events, a first date blindsided by a cosmic event
Collin Ireland '13, Rockford, Monday, Jan 31, 9:01 a.m.
The characters embark on a journey of courage, humor, and perseverance in the face of crisis.
Morris Healthy Eating project launches campaign to increase local consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables
Judy Korn, Friday, Jan 28, 10:01 a.m.
MHE is making its local food environment research available in a community food assessment report.
Associate Professor of English Brook Miller's new book released by Palgrave McMillan
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jan 27, 1:01 p.m.
Miller's British Imaginary in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Literature has received excellent reviews.
"Prairie Yard and Garden" tours Munsinger and Clemons Gardens in St. Cloud
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 26, 11:01 a.m.
Viewers will enjoy a tour of the gardens with host Larry Zilliox.
"Prairie Yard and Garden" features guest host Sue Gooch and retired Minnesota Extension Service educator Mary Ann Sharf
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 26, 10:01 a.m.
The two longtime friends and gardening experts will discuss storing vegetables.
New University of Minnesota, Morris wind turbine under construction
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 26, 8:01 a.m.
The Danish company Vestas, that supplied the WCROC turbine, will deliver the new 1.65 megawatt turbine this month.
Symphonic Winds to collaborate with Dance Ensemble
Judy Korn, Monday, Jan 24, 10:01 a.m.
The February concert features student choreographer Caitlin Mayo '11, alumnus composer Mitch Grussing '10, and student conductor Alexandra Weber '11.
University of Minnesota, Morris campus documentary to air on Pioneer Public Television
Judy Korn, Friday, Jan 21, 10:01 a.m.
Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts explores three very different educational institutions that have made their home on the same plot of land—the Morris campus.
Chrissy Kolaya to present reading at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance
Judy Korn, Friday, Jan 21, 12:01 a.m.
In addition to her work as a writer, Kolaya serves as coordinator in the Office of Grants Development.
Produced at the University of Minnesota, Morris, Prairie Yard and Garden enters its 24th season on Pioneer Public Television
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat and Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 19, 11:01 a.m.
The horticulture series has been the number one rated program of national or local origin on Pioneer for several years.
Participate in "freedom bells," a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jan 18, 3:01 p.m.
Participants created freedom bells that were placed throughout the community for others to share reflections.
Carbon 101 workshop planned for a public audience
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jan 13, 11:01 a.m.
The workshop will provide a foundation of knowledge for those interested in engaging in important discussions relating to carbon.
Campus and community invited to participate in Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 12, 9:01 a.m.
The day will include learning opportunities, a group service project, free meal, and program.
Welcome Center featured in Architecture Minnesota magazine
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jan 11, 1:01 p.m.
The article and photos review the process of innovatively renovating a 1915 building with state-of-the-art results.
Carlson scholarship mirrors the profound and touching impact of a mother and teacher
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jan 6, 11:01 a.m.
Debra Carlson '72 has established a scholarship in her mother's memory.
Kiplinger's ranks Morris as Best Value in Public Colleges 2011 list
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jan 4, 9:01 a.m.
The Morris and Twin Cities campuses of the University of Minnesota were the only Minnesota institutions chosen for best value honors.
MacMillan Publishing releases America and the British Imaginary in Turn-of-the-Century Literature by Brook Miller
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat and Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 22, 12:12 p.m.
Miller's research and writing on varied British literary representations of America and Americans around the turn-of-the-century have received excellent reviews.
Morris included in National Wildlife Federation’s 2010 Campus Sustainability Database
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 22, 10:12 a.m.
The online resource highlights United States campuses going "green" and teaching "green."
University of Minnesota Legislative Briefing to be videocast live to the Morris campus
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 22, 9:12 a.m.
President Bruininks will present the University's legislative request.
Imagine Fund Awards allow Professors Lawrence and Rothchild to collaborate on study of women politicians in India
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Dec 21, 4:12 p.m.
The research will develop strategies to empower women leaders in their communities.
Argie Manolis, Office of Community Engagement coordinator, earns Morris Human Rights Award
Morris Sun Tribune, Tuesday, Dec 21, 8:12 a.m.
Manolis was chosen by the Morris Human Rights Commission based on her work and advocacy on behalf of many issues in the community.
Morris campus marks "greenest" day
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Dec 16, 2:12 p.m.
On a cold day in late October, the University of Minnesota, Morris was running strictly on renewable energy platforms with no fossil fuels being burned on the campus. Energy from an additional wind turbine and biofuels increase the likelihood of frequent "green" days on the Morris campus.
Twelve Morris faculty receive Universitywide Research Enhance Funds
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 15, 10:12 a.m.
Morris Faculty Research Enhancement Funds were awarded this fall to support research-related activities. Professors Stephen Burks and Chris Cole received $5,000 awards. Ten faculty received awards ranging from $70 to $1,000, and 37 Travel Differential Awards of $300 were awarded.
Morris Alum cast in Ordway holiday performance
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Dec 14, 10:12 a.m.
Aram "AJ" Eskridge '05 will be performing as Asher in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ordway Theater.
December 15 deadline for first-year competitive academic scholarships
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 8, 4:12 p.m.
Admissions director encourages prospective students to apply.
Unusual Suspects improv troupe advances to national competition
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Dec 8, 2:12 p.m.
The student group won first place in the regionals division of the Chicago Improv Festival.
Jennifer Miller '10 helps Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center develop tour
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Tuesday, Dec 7, 12:12 p.m.
Miller worked with PWELC in Spicer to develop a self-guided tour of facilities demonstration projects.
Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Gallery features train photographs by railfan Mike Vandenberg '03
Judy Korn, Sunday, Dec 5, 3:11 p.m.
An open house reception will be held from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2010.
Concert Choir's "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" this weekend
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Dec 3, 2:12 p.m.
The annual Carol Concert will feature magical creatures, beautiful voices, and an English style meal.
Art Club Holiday Sale showcases work by student, faculty, and area artists
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Dec 3, 12:12 p.m.
The Art Club Holiday Sale is a favorite destination for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.
Welcome Center receives 2011 Minnesota Construction Association Award
Judy Korn, Friday, Dec 3, 11:12 a.m.
The award recognizes resourceful blending of construction techniques and professionals.
Morris receives 10-year reaccreditation from the Higher Learning Commission
Judy Korn, Friday, Dec 3, 8:12 a.m.
The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
December Soup & Substance discussion on budget cuts and education
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 1, 2:12 p.m.
The monthly event pairs a free meal with meaningful discussion.
Morris students participate in Art for Our Children project
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 1, 12:12 p.m.
The service-learning project benefits the Morris Public Library and the Stevens County Human Services Youth Fund.
Keillor to host "A Prairie Home Companion" at Morris in February 2011
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 1, 11:12 a.m.
Tickets on sale now.
Felixia M. Rosales '11 honored with a Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Award
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Nov 30, 2:11 p.m.
Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson served as speaker for the Universitywide Office of Equity and Diversity awards event.
Vangstad receives ACUHO Support Staff Recognition Award for Upper Midwest Region
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Nov 30, 2:11 p.m.
Vangstad emphasizes the team-oriented nature of her work.
Work for Voigt '06 at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy reflects personal practice and Morris experience
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Nov 24, 11:11 a.m.
Academics and out-of-classroom experiences influenced Voigt's "green" career path.
Symphonic Winds presents final 2010 Concert
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Wednesday, Nov 24, 10:11 a.m.
The concert features holiday favorites and David Maslanka's Symphony No. 5.
Reyes, Morris's first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, combines teaching and community service
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Wednesday, Nov 24, 9:11 a.m.
The Mexican political scientist approaches life from a multicultural perspective.
Keller '13 earns All-American honors at NCAA championship
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Wednesday, Nov 24, 9:11 a.m.
The cross-country runner broke her own school record and placed 19th.
Pappenfus, associate professor of chemistry, and students to present at Midwest's premier energy, economic, and environmental conference
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Nov 23, 10:11 a.m.
Two presentations will provide updates on grant-supported projects.
University of Minnesota, Morris partners with AmeriCorps Students in Service
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Monday, Nov 22, 3:11 p.m.
The Center for Small Towns and Office of Community Engagement will offer 15 student positions helping area communities.
Office of Community Engagement celebrates a year of success
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Monday, Nov 22, 11:11 a.m.
Argie Manolis serves as coordinator for the new office, which is a combination of the former Service Learning program and Community Service and Volunteerism.
Free Community Meal to feature Hmong Cuisine
Collin Sandoe, Office of Community Engagement student representative, Thursday, Nov 18, 9:11 a.m.
Volunteers will collaborate with the University of Minnesota, Morris's Asian Student Association
Eric Kaler named University of Minnesota's 16th president
University of Minnesota University Relations, Wednesday, Nov 17, 1:11 p.m.
The Board of Regents voted unanimously to name Kaler as president.
Abram Henry '11 chosen for internship with U.S. Department of State
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Wednesday, Nov 17, 10:11 a.m.
The Spanish and international studies major has "deep passions for Latin America."
Students participate in Broadband 2010: Cultivating a Culture of Use
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Nov 16, 11:11 a.m.
The event spotlighted Minnesota communities developing sustainable broadband use for economic vitality.
Senator Amy Klobuchar visits Morris campus
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Nov 16, 8:00 a.m.
Klobuchar visited Morris as part of a two-day tour of western Minnesota counties.
Morris Chinese I students excel in national karaoke contest for language students
Judy Korn, Monday, Nov 15, 2:11 p.m.
Lee placed first in the solo category, and the class placed second in the group category.<br />
Dance Ensemble presents "Fame" fall performance
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Friday, Nov 12, 10:11 a.m.
The student dancers will perform more than 20 dances
November Soup & Substance to discuss large corporations and small communities
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 12, 10:11 a.m.
The open forum pairs meaningful discussion with a delicious free meal.
Professor Bina serves as keynote speaker at international conference
Judy Korn, Thursday, Nov 11, 3:11 p.m.
The conference held at Kocaeli University addressed crisis and development.
Alumni Associations develop campus history audio walking tours
Judy Korn, Thursday, Nov 11, 3:11 p.m.
The free tour and equipment can be checked out, at no cost.
Asking the Big Questions to explore Islam
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Nov 10, 12:11 p.m.
The discussion will include information about the Qur'an and Muhammad, the prophet and founder.
Three Cougars named NFCA Scholar Athletes
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Tuesday, Nov 9, 4:11 p.m.
The national honor recognizes athletic and academic excellence.
Morris Latterell Visiting Alumnus Brent Heeringa '99 to speak on startups, research, and teaching
Judy Korn, Monday, Nov 8, 2:11 p.m.
The assistant professor of computer science at Williams College will meet with students and faculty throughout his November campus visit.
Kolaya and Kildegaard to present a works-in-progress fiction and poetry reading
Judy Korn, Monday, Nov 8, 10:10 a.m.
The two writers received 2010 Artist Initiative Grants for literary arts from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Pride of the Prairie Farmers Market and Fall Feast celebrate 10th anniversary
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Monday, Nov 8, 7:11 a.m.
The feast brings students and community members together for an autumn celebration.
Schultz and Larson to speak at Kaddatz Gallery
Judy Korn, Sunday, Nov 7, 9:11 a.m.
The professors will speak about Morris's eco-friendly production of As You Like It.
Yasmina Reza's ART to open the 2010-11 theatre season
Lucy Lloyd '11, theatre student writer, Friday, Nov 5, 1:11 p.m.
Director Ray Schultz will guide two separate casts performing ART in rotating repertory.
Chanteur Kevin Soucie to present acoustic concert of French music
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 5, 9:11 a.m.
Sponsored by Entre Nous, the free concert will be held at Common Cup coffeehouse.
Festival of the Winds celebration presents a musical collaboration
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Nov 2, 4:10 p.m.
The annual festival offers guest artists, master classes, recitals, and concert.<br />
Buckets and Tap Shoes to present energetic performance on Edson Auditorium stage
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Saturday, Oct 30, 9:10 a.m.
The group specializes in performances that feature found objects, buckets, cans, and tap shoes.
Convocation speaker David Relin, co-author of Three Cups of Tea, to speak on volunteerism and public service
Judy Korn, Friday, Oct 29, 2:10 p.m.
Relin is an award winning journalist and author.
Women's golf team repeats as UMAC champs
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Thursday, Oct 28, 9:10 p.m.
The Cougars won the title by an amazing 102 strokes.
Community donates big for annual student Trick or Can Drive for the Food Shelf
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 28, 11:11 a.m.
The volunteers collected 1,561 pounds of food.
All-UMAC Women's golf team earns four All-Conference honors
Pat McCabe, sports information director, Thursday, Oct 28, 9:11 a.m.
All four honorees will return next year.
Hanson '11, Torgerson '11, and Weber '11 honored with MENC awards
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Thursday, Oct 21, 8:10 a.m.
The three music majors received the Professional Achievement Award.
October Morris Community Meal features local foods
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Oct 19, 4:10 p.m.
The free event seeks to build connections between members of the community.
Computer science student team takes first at Digi-Key competition
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Oct 19, 12:10 p.m.
The students and the computer science discipline receive awards as well as the coveted traveling trophy.
Briggs Library Associates Annual Book Sale scheduled
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Oct 19, 12:10 p.m.
The book sale, held October 28-October 29, benefits Briggs Library collections and cultural activities.
October Soup and Substance to focus on arts funding
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Oct 19, 8:10 a.m.
The campus and community are invited to the discussion and meal.
Asking the Big Questions campus/community discussion group explores faith and spirituality
Judy Korn, Monday, Oct 18, 6:10 p.m.
The October topic is the earth-based Wicca religion.
Halverson-Wente '88 receives MSCU Educator of the Year award
Cassie Hall '13, Friday, Oct 15, 1:10 p.m.
Halverson-Wente 2010 teaches communications at Rochester Community and Technical College.
Chancellor Johnson attends 2010 Climate Leadership Summit
Judy Korn, Friday, Oct 15, 8:10 a.m.
Hosted by the ACUPCC, the event celebrated accomplishments and addressed challenges.
Bouquet Skyships and proximity exhibit opens in Humanities Fine Arts Gallery
Judy Korn, Monday, Oct 11, 8:10 a.m.
The exhibit features the work of Dennis Bertram and Ann Mills McCauley.
Extra special Homecoming 2010 planned for Morris's 50th birthday
Judy Korn, Friday, Oct 8, 2:10 p.m.
Athletic events, tailgating, alumni and friend gatherings, and music celebrate Morris's milestone year.
Hands-on gasification workshops offered
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Oct 8, 12:10 p.m.
Three-day capstone workshops will explore gasification and related biomass energy technologies
Global Issues Honor Consortium students to present research
Judy Korn, Friday, Oct 8, 8:10 a.m.
Morris will host students from Tougaloo College, Dillard University, and the Twin Cities campus.
University of Minnesota, Morris receives grant from the American Indian Education Foundation
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 7, 11:10 a.m.
Morris is one of fifteen colleges nationwide to partner with AIEF to provide emergency fund services to American Indian students in need.
Canada's hottest folk band,The Wailin' Jennys, to perform in Edson
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Thursday, Oct 7, 11:10 a.m.
The musicians are frequent guests on Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.
Wojtaszek, associate professor of Spanish, analyzes the literary and cultural movements of the 19th century Galician revival
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Oct 5, 3:10 p.m.
An Imagine Fund award will allow Wojtaszek will travel to the new Library of Galicia in northern Spain.
PRCA's Images and Artists from Morris's Past exhibit celebrates UMM milestone
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Oct 5, 9:10 a.m.
The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance features work created by UMM's first four art professors: Fred Peterson, Lois Hodgell, Bruce McGrew, and John Stuart Ingle.
Eble, associate professor of studio art, completes Artist in Residency
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Monday, Oct 4, 4:10 p.m.
Eble created eight abstract paintings depicting the St. Croix watershed environment.
Lutheran Campus Ministry, Morris's first student organization
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Monday, Oct 4, 3:10 p.m.
LCM is one of many organizations celebrating Morris's 50th birthday during Homecoming 2010 Groupie Reunions.
Students participate in Fall Semester Service Day
Argie Manolis, coordinator, Office of Community Engagement, Thursday, Sep 30, 2:09 p.m.
Students helped with Habitat for Humanity, Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance, Salvation Army, Grandview, Someplace Safe, Farmers Market and other projects.
Minnesota Historical Society awards Stephen Gross, associate professor of history, a Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 30, 12:09 p.m.
The grant will support a collaboration among UMM, the Pope County Historical Society, and Walden Township.
Bruno '13 helps to spruce up Wheaton's mainstreet
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Thursday, Sep 30, 11:09 a.m.
Sam Bruno '13 worked with faculty, the Center for Small Towns, and the Wheaton Makeover Committee to enliven Wheaton's mainstreet.
University of Minnesota, Morris reflects on place and purpose in Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts documentary
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 24, 2:09 p.m.
The new film created by Media Services, explores three different educational institutions that have made their home on the Morris campus.
Morris registers as charter participant in sustainability rating system
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 24, 9:09 a.m.
STARS participants report achievements in education, research, operations, planning, administration, and engagement.
Beyond the Plate: September Soup & Substance looks into food ethics
Samantha Esguerra '11, Thursday, Sep 23, 10:09 a.m.
The discussion group will delve into topics such as locally versus nonlocally grown food, consumption and waste, and organic versus nonorganic.
2010 Founders Weekend: celebrating campus history
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 23, 8:09 a.m.
Celebrate UMM's 50th birthday! Music, food, Promise of the Prairie documentary screening, history panel, and Green Tours!
Free Community Meal program resumes on September 27
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Sep 23, 8:09 a.m.
A Mexican-themed meal starts off the program that aims to connect people in the community.
Asking the Big Questions explores faith and spirituality
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 22, 12:09 p.m.
The discussion group gathering in September is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Discipline as part of the 2010 Midwest Philosophy Colloquium.
Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre Dedication
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Tuesday, Sep 21, 3:09 p.m.
The event honors a campus leader and Theatre Discipline innovator.
W.J. Rorabaugh to speak on "Hippies in the 1960s" as Driggs Lecturer
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 21, 9:09 a.m.
This year's O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture complements the yearlong 2010 Celebration.
Banned Books Event celebrates freedom to read
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 21, 8:09 a.m.
Briggs Library and Sigma Tau Delta sponsor the annual event.
Barber Lecturer Kate Flint to speak on "Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination
Judy Korn, Monday, Sep 20, 9:09 p.m.
The interdisciplinary topic will explore the language, the associations, and the poetics of sudden, startling, flashes of light.
A Confucian Colloquium: Learning from Chinese Philosophy
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Monday, Sep 20, 2:09 p.m.
Roger T. Ames and David Wong will present on Confucianism at the 35th Midwest Philosophy Colloquium.
2010-11 theatre season: a melting pot of controversial, new, innovative theatre
Lucy Lloyd '11, student writer, theatre , Monday, Sep 20, 12:09 p.m.
The season will feature a variety of genres, as well as issues, in each production.
Work of Cunning Giants and The Upfuls win Founders Weekend Band Contest
Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker, Friday, Sep 17, 12:09 p.m.
Two bands featuring Morris students will play on the mall during Founders Weekend.
Mumford, assistant professor of biology, promotes green urban spaces at conferences in China
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Sep 16, 3:09 p.m.
Mumford's research shows green developments make urban areas more adaptive to climate change and shifting demographics. <br /> <br />
Lamberty's DigiQuilt software wins a 2010 Learning Challenge award
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 16, 11:09 a.m.
DigiQuilt was chosen for clearly addressing key knowledge concepts to promote creativity and social collaboration in young learners.
Founders Weekend panelists to reflect on Morris's history and mission
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 16, 7:09 a.m.
Panelists will reflect on UMM "spirit," student life, the value of the liberal arts, economic challenges and opportunities, and Morris's identity within the University of Minnesota.
Festival of Spanish Language Cinema begins in October
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Wednesday, Sep 15, 4:09 p.m.
Films in Spanish with English subtitles will be featured from Argentina, Chile, and Spain.
Stewart Reeves '68 to speak on "Memories to Metadata" as Briggs Library Associates special guest
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 15, 1:09 p.m.
The Morris history major's career as a librarian for a prominent daily newspaper demonstrates a passion for researching, collecting, organizing, and preserving history.
DeWall family gifts courtyard to campus in memory of Robert DeWall
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 14, 7:09 p.m.
Robert DeWall was an original member of the West Central Educational Development Association, which played a major role in the establishment of the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Solid enrollment growth trend at Morris
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 14, 1:09 p.m.
Morris welcomed 1,812 students this fall.
Fall Semester Day of Service scheduled for September 18
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 10, 1:09 p.m.
Students are encourage to sign up to learn about and give back to the regional community.
2010 Cougar Fest set for September 11
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 10, 10:09 a.m.
The event features free game admission, activities, entertainment, and drawings.
Acclaimed Minnesota men's a cappella ensemble to open Morris Performing Arts Series
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 10, 10:09 a.m.
The Morris performance will include contemporary works, art songs, early music, world music, and pop.
Bremer, associate professor of theatre, directs Rabbit Hole in Willmar with Morris cast and crew members
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 9, 2:09 p.m.
Brittany Ottum '12 serves as stage manager, and James Aronson plays the role of Jason.
Lieutenant Jen Lund receives MNCASA Outstanding Ally Award
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 7, 3:09 p.m.
Lund is an advocate for the prevention of violence, both on and off campus.
University of Minnesota Foundation planned giving director to present free estate and gift planning seminar in two Morris locations
Judy Korn, Monday, Sep 6, 3:08 p.m.
Estate planning benefits people and organizations that have meant the most to you during your lifetime.
Peter Turpin '04 helps agriculture workers receive adequate healthcare
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Monday, Sep 6, 2:09 p.m.
Turpin puts his human services and Spanish majors to work in service to others, including Morris and Hancock area workers.
Three Morris graduates featured in nationally touring art exhibit
Judy Korn, Monday, Sep 6, 11:09 a.m.
Kevin Flicker '74, Samuel Johnson '96, and Anne Meyer '04 studied as apprentices under noted ceramicist Richard Bresnahan.
Morris inaugural GreenCorps members imagine the future
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1:09 p.m.
The inaugural members served as specialists in local government conservation, school waste prevention, and living green outreach.
Tournees Film Festival brings contemporary Francophone cinema to Morris
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 1, 12:09 a.m.
Hosted by the French Discipline and Entre Nous, the festival is made possible by the French-American Cultural Exchange's generous support. The films will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for five weeks beginning September 15, 2010. Read more at http://www.morris.umn.edu/newsevents/view.php?itemID=10959.
Performing Arts Series receives grants for new season
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Aug 31, 2:08 p.m.
The Minnesota State Arts Board and Arts Midwest will help bring a variety of fine arts performances to Morris.
Morris makes Best Colleges List in U.S. News and Forbes rankings
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Aug 31, 8:08 a.m.
Morris also made the Top 100 list of Best Colleges: Most Students Studying Abroad in U.S. News.
Morris study abroad students experience modern Egypt and learn about an ancient society
Kasey Sands '13, Monday, Aug 30, 1:08 p.m.
Led by Sheri Breen, assistant professor of political science, the students explored the economy, culture, and religion, and experienced hospitality.
Chemistry major Gwen Bitker '11, Le Sueur, explores and experiences the strength of bonds
Judy Korn, Monday, Aug 30, 11:08 a.m.
Bitker is the inaugural recipient of the Chemistry Undergraduate Research Fund Award.
The 2010-11 academic year is underway!
Judy Korn, Friday, Aug 27, 1:08 p.m.
Orientation festivities included the UMM Alumni Association Ice Cream Social.
Keep an eye out for Jim Hall, new Morris IT director, on campus and in the community
Judy Korn, Thursday, Aug 26, 9:08 a.m.
Hall has had his eye on Morris for some time. Now, keep an eye out for him on campus and for new IT happenings.
Morris Healthy Eating Initiative leader Naomi Wente '13 facilitates partnership with Pomme de Terre Foods Coop
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Aug 25, 4:08 p.m.
The Morris Healthy Eating Initiative and Pomme de Terre Foods Coop share the goal of making fresh produce easily accessible.
HFA Gallery features 2010 Celebration exhibition
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Aug 25, 2:08 p.m.
The exhibition tells the story of the Morris campus through artifacts, photographs, and personal memorabilia
Football teams from 1970s to be inducted into Cougar Hall of Fame
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Aug 25, 10:08 a.m.
The 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978 football seasons were highlights in the Cougars' 50-year history.
Professor Susan Jackson '74 to receive 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award
Judy Korn, Monday, Aug 23, 2:08 p.m.
An internationally respected scholar and researcher, Jackson's expertise is in the area of organizational psychology.
Journalist Dennis Anderson '73 to receive 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award
Judy Korn, Monday, Aug 23, 1:08 p.m.
Anderson is an award winning journalist and conservationist.
Wyckoff, associate professor of biology, receives National Science Foundation grant to study Minnesota forests
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Thursday, Aug 12, 11:08 a.m.
Research focuses on ecosystem change in western Minnesota in the 21st century
University of Minnesota, Morris hosts Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Professor Marisol Reyes
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Aug 11, 8:08 a.m.
The Fulbright Program is the nation's international education exchange program.
Turk, assistant professor of English, testifies in United States Copyright Office hearing
Judy Korn, Friday, Aug 6, 11:08 a.m.
Turk researches the phenomenon of fan-made videos, whose makers are impacted by the recently released ruling.
Solvie, associate professor of education, examines drivers behind the purpose and content of basic education
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Aug 6, 8:08 a.m.
Solvie will identify literacy practices in American and Sudanese contexts.
Joseph Carucci composes theme music for new Pioneer Public TV program
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Wednesday, Aug 4, 2:08 p.m.
"Postcards" theme music underscores stories of the people of western Minnesota.
Relationship with Cambodian school children leads to long-term service learning project for Wente '13
Kasey Sands '13, Red Wing, Tuesday, Aug 3, 1:08 p.m.
Wente and her alumni parents, Mark '87 and Lori Halverson-Wente '88, Dodge Center, have been instrumental in planning and implementing projects focused on the people of Cambodia.
Unique PRCA exhibit: Hodgson '86 poetry paired with photographs and paintings
Judy Korn, Monday, Aug 2, 4:08 p.m.
The exhibit pairs the written word with two-dimensional art by Deb Connolly, Della Conroy '72 and Richard Walker.
Richard A. Wehseler '91 named MAFP 2010 Family Physician of the Year
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Jul 30, 12:07 p.m.
Wehseler credits his liberal arts background with helping him communicate well and shaping his perspective on life.
Fosgate to appear in "Leverage" episode
Judy Korn, Monday, Jul 26, 1:07 p.m.
The professor emeritus of theatre arts will appear in The Boost Job on August 1, 2010.
Bands invited to compete for opening spots at Founders Weekend street dance
Melissa Weber, Monday, Jul 26, 11:07 a.m.
Bands are invited to submit videos now through August 20, 2010, for a chance to open for Monroe Crossing and the Johnny Holm Band. <br /> <br />
Sign up for the International Student Program's Adopt-a-Student program
Judy Korn, Friday, Jul 23, 2:07 p.m.
The program pairs community members with international students new to campus, Minnesota, and the United States.
GreenCorps and Engebretson Disposal bring recycling to Prairie Pioneer Days
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Jul 6, 11:07 a.m.
Engebretson Sanitary Disposal and the University of Minnesota, Morris Minnesota GreenCorps are coordinating drop-off points for recyclables at East Side Park, the Morris Area Elementary School, and along the Grand Parade route.
Regional Fitness Center entrance detour
Kasey Sands '13, Red Wing, Thursday, Jul 1, 3:07 p.m.
Due to the Second Street construction project, a new road has been built that stretches from Columbia Avenue, near the Morris Area Public Schools, to the Regional Fitness Center (RFC) parking lot.
West Central School of Agriculture celebrates 100th anniversary of founding at annual All-School Reunion
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jul 1, 8:07 a.m.
WCSA alumni will gather to dedicate historic plaques and markers and remember their years on the Morris campus.
Hershey's Track and Field Games State Meet held on Morris campus
Kasey Sands '13, Red Wing, Thursday, Jul 1, 8:07 a.m.
Participants competed to qualify for the North American Final.
Morris Healthy Eating Initiative team member Audrey Lesmeister '11 invites you to visit the farmers market
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jun 29, 8:06 a.m.
Fruits, vegetables, potted plants, baked goods, eggs, and even music available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer.
4-H camp brings young people to campus
Kasey Sands '13, Red Wing, Monday, Jun 28, 2:06 p.m.
The event explored the four H's: head, heart, hands, and health.
Morris Wind-STEP program encourages American Indian high school students to consider science and math careers
Judy Korn, Friday, Jun 25, 8:06 a.m.
The program is funded through a National Science Foundation grant.
Larson, associate professor of studio art, featured on Pioneer Public Television's new "Postcards" program
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 24, 2:06 p.m.
The program features art, history, and cultural topics from a western Minnesota perspective.
A campus experience for jazz students grades eight through twelve
Kasey Sands '13, Red Wing, Thursday, Jun 24, 8:06 a.m.
Morris was the site of a great summer camp experience for jazz students.
Disney Research chooses Lamberty's DigiQuilt software as finalist in Learning Challenge competition
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jun 22, 2:06 p.m.
Lamberty and a team of student researchers wrote the current version of the software designed to help elementary children learn mathematical concepts.
Morris alum and staff present at 2010 Minnesota Campus Compact Summit
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jun 22, 9:06 a.m.
Troy Goodnough, Morris sustainability coordinator, and Erika Bailey-Johnson '99, Bemidji State University sustainability coordinator, spoke on environmental sustainability and campus-community collaboration.
The work of artist Michelle Leedahl '10 featured at Pope Art
Judy Korn, Friday, Jun 18, 12:06 p.m.
Leedahl completed a bachelor of arts in studio art this spring and is the featured artist at Pope Art this summer.
Odello investigates the drum corps phenomenon: music, sport, and morality
Elaine Simonds-Jaradat, Friday, Jun 18, 11:06 a.m.
Denise Odello, assistant professor of music, received an Imagine Fund Award to support her drum corps research.
Students aim to shed light on solar industry
Kasey Sands '13, Red Wing, Friday, Jun 18, 8:06 a.m.
Jennifer Schmidt '12, and Ryan Koehn '11, conduct theoretical chemistry research as part of a solar cell research project funded by an IREE grant.
"Bosom Buddies" alumni reunite after 24 years to star in Mame
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 17, 11:06 a.m.
Kevin Hansen '87 and Karen Wiese-Thompson '86 star in Minneapolis Musical Theatre's production of Mame through June 27.
Morris faculty and graduates serve on advisory committee for University of Minnesota president search
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jun 16, 1:06 p.m.
Professor Nancy Carpenter, Etty DeVeaux '86, and Carol Person '73 are honored to help identify the next University president.
Tracey Anderson's photo chosen for North American Benthological Society calendar
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jun 15, 10:06 a.m.
The associate professor of biology captures photos to enrich the classroom experience for her students.
West Central School of Agriculture Alumni Association places bronze name plaques on Morris campus historic district buildings
Judy Korn, Monday, Jun 14, 2:06 p.m.
WCSA alumni will dedicate the plaques and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WCSA during the 2010 All-School Reunion in July.
Morris and partners to present unique renewable energy curriculum at showcase event
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 10, 4:06 p.m.
The MNREM Energy Showcase forum focuses on energy issues and strategies.
Ahern and Granger receive University of Minnesota Outstanding Service Awards
Judy Korn, Tuesday, May 25, 1:05 p.m.
Serving as faculty, administrators, mentors, and innovators, both played key roles in Morris campus history, and their work will continue to impact its successful future.
Ahern and Granger receive University of Minnesota Outstanding Service Awards
Judy Korn, Tuesday, May 25, 1:05 p.m.
Serving as faculty, administrators, mentors and innovators, both played key roles in Morris campus history, and their work will continue to impact its successful future.
2010 Small Town Symposium: Helping Minnesota's Small Towns Thrive
Judy Korn, Monday, May 24, 9:05 a.m.
The June 9 and 10 event provides tools for communities to innovatively and successfully address small-town challenges. <br />
Parents and Colleges ranks Morris as a Top 10 Best Value Public University
Judy Korn, Monday, May 17, 10:05 a.m.
The ranking's purpose is to offer objective advice to families seeking the best fit for their students.
Forty-seventh Commencement on the campus mall this afternoon
Judy Korn, Saturday, May 15, 12:05 a.m.
To participate from afar, view the live Web cast by clicking on the Commencement button in the lower right of this page.
Gildea '83 appointed state's next Supreme Court chief justice
Judy Korn, Friday, May 14, 12:01 p.m.
The UMM political science major holds a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.
Ally Roberts '10 and Windy Roberts receive Chavez Award
Judy Korn, Friday, May 14, 8:05 a.m.
Nominated by students, the recipients reflect the values of the late civil rights leader.
Honoring Ceremony recognizes achievements of American Indian graduates
Judy Korn, Thursday, May 13, 12:05 p.m.
The ceremony celebrates accomplishments within the context of cultural heritage.
Nate Christensen '11 receives National Security Education Program scholarship
Judy Korn, Wednesday, May 12, 9:05 a.m.
The Boren Scholarship will support study of language and culture in Istanbul, Turkey.
Chemistry professors awarded IREE grant for solar cell research
Judy Korn, Tuesday, May 11, 1:05 p.m.
Pappenfus and Alia will investigate polymers for use in efficient and economical solar cells.
Works by Yang Mee Moua '10 chosen for Student Center
Judy Korn, Tuesday, May 11, 10:05 a.m.
Origa-Mai and Beadful-Kou to be displayed in the Student Center
Ciana Cullens '10 follows call to communication activism
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, May 11, 9:05 a.m.
Her documentary, Blacklisted on the Outside: The Importance of Supportive Programming for Ex-Offenders, is airing on Twin Cities Channel 19.
Morris SHRM student chapter earns Superior Merit Award
Judy Korn, Tuesday, May 11, 8:05 a.m.
The Society for Human Resource Management honored the student organization for exceptional opportunities for development.
Student Leadership Recognition Dinner Banquet celebrates an engaged community
Judy Korn, Monday, May 10, 10:05 a.m.
The end-of-the-year celebration honors student leaders.
Seventeen Morris professors receive all-University Imagine Fund Awards
Judy Korn, Wednesday, May 5, 10:05 a.m.
Supported by the McKnight Arts and Humanities Endowment, the awards provide funds for scholarly and creative projects.
Eble, associate professor of studio art, named Artist at Pine Needles
Judy Korn, Tuesday, May 4, 7:05 p.m.
During the residency, Eble will create abstract paintings relating to the St. Croix.
Briggs Library chooses artwork of Larson and Yang for library collection
Peter Bremer, Briggs Library, Monday, May 3, 3:05 p.m.
Each year, the library chooses artwork from the two spring student shows.
Discussion with President Bruininks on Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Judy Korn, Monday, May 3, 2:05 p.m.
The campus is invited to join in the ITV discussion.
Faculty and Staff retirees and award recipients honored at Recognition Dinner
Judy Korn, Monday, May 3, 1:05 p.m.
Chancellor announces University of Minnesota Outstanding Service Award recipients.
Page, associate professor of education, receives UMMAA Teaching Award
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 29, 8:04 p.m.
The award honors faculty for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education at Morris.
Triathlete mother and son celebrate restored health
Chris Butler, sports information director, Thursday, Apr 29, 3:04 p.m.
As the campus prepares for Relay for Life, Stemper '11 and mother share their cancer story.
Professor Gooch to explore the rhythm of retirement
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Apr 28, 7:04 p.m.
Daily patterns will change and new regularities will emerge, but a fascination with life remains constant.
Rudney, professor of education, receives the all-University Horace T. Morse Award
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Apr 28, 9:04 a.m.
The award honors faculty who excel in teaching, research, advising, and leadership.
Morris Student DFL organization receives Minnesota Campus of the Year Award
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Apr 28, 8:04 a.m.
The award is given to the most active chapter in the state.
Mooney receives United Staff Association Scholarship for 2009-10
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 27, 7:04 p.m.
USA members fund the scholarship with personal donations.
Breads N' Bowls provides opportunity to serve and support community groups
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 26, 4:04 p.m.
Handmade bowls made by UMM ceramics students and Morris Area High School Art Club members are included with the meal purchase.
Computer science students represent campus well at MICS conference
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 26, 2:04 p.m.
Technical research papers, programming, and robotics bring students success.
New on-campus TREC program encourages young readers and provides service learning opportunities
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 26, 10:04 a.m.
Literacy Track TREC enhances students' literacy, academic, personal, and social readiness skills.
Professor Bert Ahern: history lived and history studied
Judy Korn, Sunday, Apr 25, 8:04 p.m.
As retirement approaches, Ahern reflects on the opportunities afforded at Morris.
Professor Goodnough encourages support of UMM’s Relay For Life with donation and challenge
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 23, 3:04 p.m.
For every $1,000 raised through UMM's Relay for Life, she'll cut off one inch of her hair to donate for wigs for cancer patients.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to visit Morris
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 22, 8:04 p.m.
Ritchie will speak to students and community members on campus and attend the Morris Community Meal on Monday, April 26, 2010.<br /> <br />
Chemistry professors awarded National Science Foundation grant
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 22, 4:04 p.m.
Nancy Carpenter, Ted Pappenfus, and Tim Soderberg will integrate renewable energy and sustainable chemistry into the curriculum.
Asking the Big Questions discusses feminism
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 22, 12:04 a.m.
The final discussion of the academic year is this evening.
As You Like It: an eco-friendly production
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, and Ally Roberts '10, Willmar, Monday, Apr 19, 10:04 a.m.
Transformed "trash" has become the set, the costumes, and an artistic reflection of a campus committed to waste reduction, recycling, and energy self-sufficiency.
Gillies '83: Love of soccer inspires career and gift to Morris
Judy Korn, Sunday, Apr 18, 8:04 p.m.
A bequest to the soccer program reflects his passion for the beauty and the simplicity of the sport.
Final community meal of academic year on April 26
Matthew Johnson, Community Engagement student representative, Sunday, Apr 18, 7:04 p.m.
The event is open to all members of the Stevens County community to enjoy a free-of-charge hot meal together.
Bremer appears in Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman
Judy Korn, Sunday, Apr 18, 6:04 p.m.
The Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro hosts an annual Ibsen Festival in honor of the Scandinavian playwright.
University of Minnesota, Morris to participate in the Living Green Expo
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 16, 3:04 p.m.
The event features a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on clean energy, clean water, and Minnesota's future.
"Dancing in the Street" to be performed as the 2010 spring Dance Ensemble show
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Thursday, Apr 15, 2:04 p.m.
Performances feature dances choreographed by Dance Ensemble students in salsa, swing, and hip-hop styles.
Eble's paintings on exhibit at Gallery13
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Apr 14, 8:04 a.m.
Terra Absentis: Louisiana's Disappearing Landscape, features Eble's paintings and Daniel Kariko's photographs.
Echoes of Cry of the Marsh, produced by Media Services, to air on Twin Cities Public Television
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 13, 4:04 p.m.
To be shown on TPT as Earth Day 2010 programming, the documentary evaluates the status of today's wetlands and restoration programs in the upper Midwest and along the Mississippi River.
Josh Preston '13, Montevideo, selected to attend the National Rural Youth Assembly
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Apr 13, 8:04 a.m.
Assembly attendees will work together to educate themselves in the skills necessary to raise the quality of education, protect the land, air, and water, and nurture the economies of rural communities.
2010 Senior Art Show grand opening on April 22
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 12, 10:04 a.m.
The exhibition features work in a variety of media and showcases each senior's creative expression.
Morris Eco-Friendly Demonstration Neighborhood master plan receives award
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 9, 3:04 p.m.
Several members of the University of Minnesota, Morris campus worked on the award-winning project.
Asian Awareness Week celebrates Asian heritage and culture
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 9, 2:04 p.m.
Asian Awareness Week begins Monday, April 12, 2010, and continues through Saturday, April 17, 2010.
Students to present research and creative work during 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 9, 11:04 a.m.
The event celebrates student scholarship and informs the campus and the community about the diversity and the quality of student research and creative work in every discipline.
Rebecca Lindquist '11 recognized as Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 8, 3:04 p.m.
The annual award is given to outstanding sophomores and juniors pursuing research-oriented careers in math, engineering, and natural sciences.
Noted playwright, director, and actor Leigh Fondakowski to visit campus this week
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 5, 1:04 p.m.
All students, especially theatre and English majors, are invited to attend the events scheduled with the well known writer of The Laramie Project.
French Poetry Reading Contest a showcase for students
Judy Korn, Monday, Apr 5, 11:04 a.m.
The evening includes the induction of new members into Pi Delta Phi, the French Honor Society.
New student-run campus convenience store officially opens
Judy Korn, Friday, Apr 2, 8:04 a.m.
A collaborative effort, the new campus store provides a late night purchasing opportunity. Enjoy the photos.
Scholarships available for one-week biomass course for industry
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 1, 3:04 p.m.
The industry short course class size is limited to 20 regional participants and includes a scholarship and stipend.
Class of 2010 invites campus and community to share in their two-wheeled campus legacy
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Thursday, Apr 1, 3:04 p.m.
The Class of 2010 is collecting bicycles for a bike-share program.
University of Minnesota, Morris celebrates the life of the late Jim Gremmels, professor and coach
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 1, 9:04 a.m.
Special gatherings honored the founding faculty member and the Cougar's first basketball coach.
State of the University Address canceled
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Mar 31, 12:03 p.m.
President Bruininks is recovering from a case of laryngitis.
French students help Haitian girls make new life in Minnesota
Tom Larson, Morris Sun Tribune, Monday, Mar 29, 3:03 p.m.
Two Haitian girls, Auddy and Islande, are acclimating to the American education system and the English language with the help of Morris students.
French students help Haitian girls make a new life in Minnesota
Tom Larson, Morris Sun Tribune, Monday, Mar 29, 3:03 p.m.
With the help of altruistic University of Minnesota, Morris French students and instructors, two Haitian girls, Auddy and Islande, are acclimating to the American education system and the English language.
Barber Lecturer de Rachewiltz to speak on the last of the German troubadours
Judy Korn, Monday, Mar 29, 8:03 a.m.
De Rachewiltz will discuss German lyrical poet Oswald von Wolkenstein (c.1377-1445), known as the "one-eyed poet" and the "last of the German troubadours."
Community Coffee planned in honor of University of Minnesota President Robert Bruninks
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 26, 8:03 a.m.
The campus and community are invited to an informal gathering with President Bruininks and Dr. Susan Hagstrum.
Former undersecretary of state for political affairs Michael Armacost to serve as Jooinn Lee Lecturer
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 23, 4:03 p.m.
Armacost, a Shorenstein Distinguished Fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, served as undersecretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to Japan and the Philippines, and as president of the Brookings Institution.
University of Minnesota, Morris hosts Midwest Philosophy Colloquium
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 23, 3:03 p.m.
Two internationally recognized experts will present their views and lead discussion forums.
2010 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features 31 student artists
Judy Korn, Monday, Mar 22, 8:03 p.m.
Opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 25, in the HFA Gallery.
Morris experiences inspire and inform global citizenship for Maria Brun '08
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Monday, Mar 22, 3:03 p.m.
Graduating from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science, Brun received the Excellent Dissertation Prize for the Development Studies Institute.
Students, faculty, and staff encouraged to participate in the 2010 Census
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 19, 8:03 a.m.
Your participation affects college tuition grant and loan programs, and federal funding to the state and our local communities<br />
Flogging Molly to perform at Morris
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 19, 8:03 a.m.
Pre-sales to University of Minnesota, Morris students begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
State of the University address to be broadcast to Morris campus on April 1
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 18, 11:03 a.m.
Bruininks will speak on "Partnering with the State for the Public Good."
Professor Bart Finzel to speak at healthcare forums
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 16, 12:03 p.m.
Finzel will present a survey completed by the West Central Healthcare Purchasing Alliance through the Small Towns Faculty and Student Fellows program.
Maddy Gerber '10 earns National Collegiate Athletic Association Postgraduate Scholarship
Chris Butler, sports information director, Friday, Mar 12, 4:03 p.m.
The soccer student-athlete, a biology and psychology double major, will use her NCAA scholarship to study virology or gene therapy.
Summer term courses offer unique concentrated time frame for learning
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 11, 9:03 a.m.
UMM makes it easy for students from the Morris campus and from other colleges, and for citizens from the area to enroll in one or more summer term courses.
Join in a celebration of American Indian culture at the 26th Annual CNIA Powwow
Tracy Peterson, Multi-Ethnic Student Program, Wednesday, Mar 10, 10:03 a.m.
A colorful expression of song and dance will fill the PE Center on Saturday, March 27, 2010, when the Circle of Nations Indian Association students hold the 26th Annual CNIA Powwow.
Morris campus receives MNREM-WIRED grant to deliver May 2010 biomass gasification course
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Mar 10, 10:03 a.m.
The Morris campus received $85,000 to provide a biomass gasification technology course for college students and working adults seeking training and employment in the new industry.
Faculty receive inaugural Minnesota Legacy Amendment grants
Judy Korn, Saturday, Mar 6, 3:03 p.m.
Larson, Kolaya, and Parker Aronson receive grant funding from the new Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Symphonic Winds Collaborative Multi-Media Concert
Martin Seggelke, Thursday, Feb 25, 9:02 p.m.
The Symphonic Winds presents its most outstanding performance highlight of the semester: the Multi-Media Concert, featuring one world premiere, two Minnesota premieres, collaborations with Associate Professor of Studio Art Michael Eble and Assistant Professor of Music Denise Odello as well as a new installation for wind ensemble and electronic sounds on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 3 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall.
37th Annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week events announced
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Thursday, Feb 25, 10:02 a.m.
The campus will explore the theme "Breaking Barriers Through Laughter" through cultural activities, entertainment, and discussions.
Concert Choir Tours West Coast during spring break
Judy Korn, Thursday, Feb 25, 9:02 a.m.
The West Coast tour culminates with a concert on campus.
O'Connor Family Has Game
Chris Butler, Tuesday, Feb 23, 12:02 p.m.
Feature story about the O'Connor family makes front page news on NCAA.org
Danger to Self a wild yet poignant look into the life of an ER psychiatrist
Tom Larson, Morris Sun Tribune, Monday, Feb 22, 3:02 p.m.
Paul Linde, a doctor with Cyrus ties, to speak about new book at Library Associates event
Hakala '98, marine biologist, to return to campus as 2009-10 Science and Math Visiting Alumnus
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Feb 17, 2:02 p.m.
The Minnesota native has been drawn to the study of whales.<br /> <br />
Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner to speak on campus
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Feb 17, 11:02 a.m.
The film will be shown on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, and Kenner will speak on Tuesday, March 2, 2010.
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India brings traditional and contemporary dance forms to Morris
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Friday, Feb 12, 2:02 p.m.
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India will grace the Edson Auditorium stage on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Editor Jay Miskowiec to speak on "Towards a Metaphor of Translation"
Judy Korn, Friday, Feb 12, 8:02 a.m.
The translation editor will share his process of navigating between the literal and the literary.
Meiningens to present The Vagina Monologues
Judy Korn, Thursday, Feb 11, 9:02 a.m.
An element of V-Day, a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls, the monologues explore empowerment and individuality.
Pride of the Prairie events pay tribute to campus history
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Feb 10, 2:02 p.m.
Don't miss the 2010 Celebration Local Foods Meal and Farmers Market for the best foods from the prairie!
Lesmeister's internship leads to plans for new business after graduation
Allyce Amidon '12, Falcon Heights, Center for Small Towns, Wednesday, Feb 10, 9:02 a.m.
The senior has been working in collaboration with Morris Healthy Eating to bring together farm-fresh food and the Steven's County community at the Morris Area Farmer's Market.
Order tickets now for 2010 Jazz Fest
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Feb 9, 3:02 p.m.
Performances include guest artists Adam Rapa on trumpet, Mike Tucker on saxophone, Bill Carrothers on piano, and Jeff Rinear on trombone.
Morris Community Meals continue this spring
Matthew Johnson, Community Engagement student representative , Tuesday, Feb 9, 12:02 p.m.
The collaborative program of the Office of Community Engagement and community partners provides an opportunity for all members of the Stevens County community to enjoy a free-of-charge hot meal together.
Bremer to appear as "extra" in Modern Family
Judy Korn, Monday, Feb 8, 10:02 a.m.
Serendipitously, the production crew booked the same venue as the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, resulting in knowledgeable "extras" for the Valentine episode.
Faculty and student choreographers showcase benefits Haiti earthquake relief
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Feb 2, 5:02 p.m.
Audience participation, too—a swing dance lesson!<br />
Open house events celebrate University of Minnesota history in west central Minnesota
Judy Korn, Friday, Jan 29, 1:01 p.m.
Visit the new West Central Research and Outreach Center Renewable Energy Office and addition, and tour the new University of Minnesota, Morris Welcome Center.
Morris Student Team Presents Rural Technology Research
Christine Mahoney, Thursday, Jan 28, 12:01 p.m.
A team of five University of Minnesota, Morris students recently presented research on broadband Internet connectivity for rural America at the statewide Blandin Foundation conference in Duluth.
UMAC Coaches Team up to Raise Cancer Awareness
Chris Butler, Thursday, Jan 28, 12:01 p.m.
Paul Grove and four other UMAC men's basketball coaches are helping to raise cancer awareness this weekend.<br /> <br /> Put on your white sneaks and come to the game!!!
A 2010 Celebration gift of jazz to the community
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 27, 8:01 p.m.
The free jazz concert features the Morris Area High School Jazz Band, UMM's jazz ensembles, and guest artist Laura Caviani, jazz pianist and composer.
34 Cougar Student-Athletes Earn UMAC All-Academic Honors
Chris Butler, Wednesday, Jan 27, 6:01 p.m.
Thirty-four student-athletes across eight fall sports have earned all-academic honors in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
Morris representatives to present at 2010 Home Grown Economy conference
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 27, 9:01 a.m.
Sponsored by Congressman Collin Peterson, the conference is a forum to share ideas and connect resources in order to generate economic opportunities for farmers and facilitate the availability of home-grown foods.
4th annual Community of Scholars event to bring 200 prospective students to campus
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Jan 26, 8:01 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will welcome approximately 200 students and their families to campus on February 5-6, 2010, for the 4th annual Community of Scholars event.
Meiningens performs romantic comedy on- and off-campus in February
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Jan 26, 8:01 a.m.
The audience plays the role of fate in the interactive adventure.
University of Minnesota, Morris celebrates "Piano Month" throughout February with free events
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 20, 9:01 a.m.
Warm up your winter nights with the romance of Robert Schumann, the classics of Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Ludwig van Beethoven, and sensational jazz.
Gerber and O'Connor Make All-Academic NSCAA Team
Chris Butler, Tuesday, Jan 19, 1:01 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris student-athletes Maddy Gerber and Amber O'Connor earn spots on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Academic Teams.
Schultz and Wellington to Perform "Shakespearean Tidbits: An Evening of Readings and Monologues"
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jan 14, 10:01 a.m.
The one-night-only event will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.<br />
Jess Larson serves as curator for and contributing artist in Humanities Fine Arts Gallery exhibition
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 13, 11:01 a.m.
<em>Feminist—the other f-word</em> explores feminism's impact on contemporary artmaking.
Julia Dabbs anthology released by Ashgate Publishing Group
Judy Korn, Monday, Jan 11, 3:01 p.m.
The author will speak about researching, writing, and publishing her work at a reception on January 26, 2010. <br />
Cougar Men's Soccer Place Two on NSCAA Scholar-Athlete Teams
Chris Butler, Monday, Jan 11, 11:01 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris student-athletes Patrick O'Connor and Jeff Lind earn spots on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Academic Teams.
Dr. Bertice Berry to give Martin Luther King Day of Service keynote speech
Judy Korn, Friday, Jan 8, 3:01 p.m.
The award-winning entertainer, lecturer, and comedienne is known as "a comic with a serious message."
Public invited to submit comments for Morris's accreditation evaluation
Judy Korn, Monday, Jan 4, 2:01 p.m.
In March 2010, a team from the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will visit Morris, accredited since 1970.
Peter Wyckoff, professor of biology, and Rachel Bowers '03 identify a changing relationship between tree growth, drought, and carbon dioxide
Judy Korn, Monday, Jan 4, 2:01 p.m.
Their research shows that west central Minnesota oak trees have became less sensitive to drought.<br />
Study finds greenhouse gas carbon dioxide ramps up aspen growth
Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison News Service, Friday, Dec 18, 3:12 p.m.
Chris Cole, professor of biology, and Jon Anderson, professor of mathematics, and Wisconsin colleagues find a surprising response to carbon dioxide.
Sal Monteagudo '99 honored for 'down-to-earth goodness'
Tom Larson, Morris Sun Tribune, Friday, Dec 18, 2:12 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris alumnus Sal Monteagudo '99 was introduced as the fourth-annual winner of the Morris Human Rights Award. The award is sponsored by the Morris Human Rights Commission and is presented to residents who further human rights in Morris. Monteagudo is a liberal arts for the human services graduate.
Art students service-learning project earns more than $1,000 for Stevens County Human Services
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Dec 15, 8:12 a.m.
The students donated the proceeds from the auction of their paintings to the youth activity fund.
Cougar women's soccer team earns National Soccer Coaches academic award
Chris Butler, Tuesday, Dec 8, 1:12 p.m.
The Cougar women's soccer team has earned a team academic award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Tracy Otten, associate professor of studio art, collaborates with poet Annie Christain
Judy Korn, Monday, Dec 7, 4:12 p.m.
Results of the unique creative process are on display as part of the P3 exhibition.
Campus and community to celebrate Martin Luther King Day of Service
Judy Korn, Monday, Dec 7, 3:12 p.m.
His dream, we dream, our dream—<br /> the first annual Martin Luther King Day of Service is open to all community members and will include activities for children. <br />
We mourn the death of UMM student Leann Dick
Christine Mahoney, Friday, Dec 4, 12:12 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris student, Leann Dick, passed away Wednesday evening December 2, 2009, as a result of injuries from an accidental fall that took place that morning off campus. Leann transferred to the University of Minnesota, Morris this fall and was majoring in biology and American Indian Studies.
Biomass facility design earns American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Dec 2, 9:12 a.m.
The design reflects its purpose as a new energy research and demonstration facility.
2010 Seniors to gift a mobile legacy to campus
Cassie Hall '13, Brookings, South Dakota, Tuesday, Dec 1, 3:12 p.m.
The Class of 2010 will instate the UMM BikeShare program as its legacy gift to campus.
Computer science students benefit from National Science Foundation grant
Judy Korn, Monday, Nov 30, 11:11 a.m.
The Morris computer science discipline was chosen as a partner in the Upper Midwest Information Assurance Faculty Development Project that seeks to advance knowledge in the fields of information assurance and computer security.
Sarah Winikoff '10 receives 2009 U of M SEED Award
Christine Mahoney, Wednesday, Nov 25, 8:11 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris student Sarah Winikoff '10, Edina, is one of 13 recipients of the 2009 Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award.
Art Club Holiday Sale features work of student and area artists
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 20, 3:11 p.m.
A campus tradition, the sale features paintings, prints, photographs, ceramic pieces, handmade jewelry, and knit items.
Art Club Holiday Sale features work of student and area artists
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 20, 3:11 p.m.
A campus tradition, the sale features paintings, prints, photographs, ceramic pieces, handmade jewelry, and knit items.
Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, featured in joint exhibition focused on the environment
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 20, 1:11 p.m.
Eble's paintings complement Netherton's sculpture, and together their work invokes questioning and appreciation for nature.
Physics students launch scientific balloon
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 20, 11:11 a.m.
The attached equipment measured the function of altitude on temperature, pressure, carbon dioxide, radioactivity, skylight polarization, skylight colors, ultra violet light, and the speed of sound.
Physic students launch scientific balloon
Judy Korn, Friday, Nov 20, 11:11 a.m.
The attached equipment measured the function of altitude on temperature, pressure, carbon dioxide, radioactivity, skylight polarization, skylight colors, ultra violet light, and the speed of sound.
Soup and Substance to focus on housing
student Samantha Esguerra, Thursday, Nov 19, 2:11 p.m.
The December discussion will explore issues of housing in Stevens County and throughout Minnesota, including homelessness, the housing crisis, rental housing, and foreclosure.
An "Unusual" Opportunity in the Windy City
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Friday, Nov 13, 4:11 p.m.
The Unusual Suspects, UMM's Improv Troupe, traveled to Chicago, Illinois, to perform at the regional College Improv Tournament.
32nd annual Carol Concert tickets on sale
Mary Keller, Concert Choir Publicity Office, Tuesday, Nov 10, 2:11 p.m.
Advanced tickets are available for the 2009 University of Minnesota, Morris Carol Concerts-"A Carol Concert with Charlie Brown"-to be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. at the Morris Area Schools Concert Hall.
John Jones '11, Stevens Forward! steward influences "green" changes at summer job
guest writer Katie McKenzie '03, Tuesday, Nov 10, 8:11 a.m.
Influenced by the carbon neutral goals of the Morris campus and the Stevens Forward! initiative, Jones helped Pizza Ranch owner Ron Tappe initiate cost and carbon saving changes.
Morris campus strategic partner in the launch of new Minnesota GreenCorps program
Christine Mahoney, Monday, Nov 9, 3:11 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris has partnered with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and ServeMinnesota to launch a new program—Minnesota GreenCorps. The new program is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program administered by MPCA that aims to protect and preserve Minnesota's environment while developing the next generation of environmental professionals.
Students donate art work as service-learning project and gift to the community
Kyle Matuska '11, Monticello, Monday, Nov 9, 3:11 p.m.
Paintings of Morris scenes will be available for viewing and for sale by bids at the Common Cup coffeehouse. Proceeds will be donated to Stevens County Human Services.
Laughter to fill Edson Auditorium when comedian Robert Post takes the stage
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Thursday, Nov 5, 4:11 p.m.
National Public Radio touts the Post Comedy Theatre show as "uproariously funny."
Poet Heid Erdrich to present reading on campus
Cassie Hall '14, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Nov 4, 9:11 a.m.
Invited to campus by the Briggs Library Associates, Erdrich received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.
University of Minnesota, Morris fall 2009 enrollment up more than six percent
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Nov 3, 3:11 p.m.
More students are taking advantage of the renewable, sustainable liberal arts education at the University of Minnesota, Morris this fall 2009. Enrollment at the Morris campus is up more than six percent compared to fall 2008. Total enrollment for fall 2009 is 1,705 students.
Dance Ensemble fall performance features 19 dances in a variety of styles
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Tuesday, Nov 3, 8:11 a.m.
Dance Ensemble provides students an opportunity to choreograph and/or dance, and their performances showcase student creativity.
Professors of studio art exhibit in Winds of Inspiration, Winds of Change invitational exhibition
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 29, 12:10 p.m.
Michael Eble, Jess Larson '92, and Jenny Nellis were invited to contribute artwork that relates to wind, to wind turbines, or to their ancestors, windmills.
Professor Len Keeler receives $130,000 National Science Foundation grant
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Oct 28, 2:10 a.m.
The physics professor is developing a new way to measure and to interpret the behavior of highly excited atoms.
Adaptation of Sophocles' Greek tragedy opens theatre season
Ally Roberts '10, University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre , Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:10 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline and Meiningens, the student-driven theatre organization, starts off its 2009-10 season that renews and sustains the human experience with Jean Anouilh's <i>Antigone</i>. The performances run November 5-7, 2009, in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Proscenium Theatre.
Student organizations collaborate to bring Camp Wellstone to campus
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Monday, Oct 26, 4:10 p.m.
The nonpartisan leadership and organizational training event is sponsored by the nonprofit Wellstone Action.
Soup and Substance to focus on immigration and highlight service opportunities
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 22, 2:10 p.m.
Named for the pairing of a delicious meal with meaningful dialogue, the event is open to all members of the community to share experiences and perspectives.
Festival of the Winds brings high school musicians and renowned guest artists to campus
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Oct 21, 2:10 p.m.
The two-day festival includes events for high school musicians, university musicians, and music patrons including a conducting symposium, guest artists, master classes, and performances.
International sustainability expert Annie Leonard speaks on "stuff"
Cassie Hall '14, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Oct 21, 11:10 a.m.
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Council Convocations Committee, Leonard's film and presentation on "stuff" will entertain and challenge.
View the autumn sky through the campus observatory's telescope
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Wednesday, Oct 21, 9:10 a.m.
Special early start for children this Saturday, October 24, 2009.
2009-10 University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Season performances announced
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Oct 20, 3:10 p.m.
The 2009-10 University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre season begins Thursday, November 5, 2009, with an adaptation of Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone. Written in response to the Nazi regime's occupation of Paris, the adapted Antigone by Jean Anouilh runs November 5-7, 2009, at the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Proscenium Theatre.
Popular Community Meal program continues October 26, 2009
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Oct 20, 3:10 p.m.
In January 2009, Stevens County residents gathered to prepare warm, healthy meals to serve to the community as part of a project called Community Meal. A collaborative effort designed to promote a strong, vibrant community, continues this fall with the next meal on October 26, 2009.
Morris students Trick or Can for the Stevens County Food Shelf
Judy Korn, Monday, Oct 19, 1:10 p.m.
Students will go door-to-door in the community to collect donations of money, food, and toiletries for the local food shelf.
Project Art for Nature exhibition promotes awareness and stewardship
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 15, 8:10 a.m.
Several of the contributing artists will visit campus to share career advice with senior studio art majors and to attend the opening reception on Thursday, October 22.
Drums and dance define next Performing Arts Series performance
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Wednesday, Oct 14, 4:10 p.m.
Jigu! Thunder Drums of China performances meld music, choreography, and costuming.
Local foods showcased in Pride of the Prairie Fall Feast
Cassie Hall '14, Brookings, South Dakota, Wednesday, Oct 14, 3:10 p.m.
All are invited to learn about locally grown foods, purchase fresh produce, and enjoy a meal of locally grown foods during the Pride of the Prairie Community Foods Day.
Halloween stories: share if you dare
Kyle Matuska '11, Monticello, Wednesday, Oct 14, 3:10 p.m.
Be prepared to bring your best scare to the Sigma Tau Delta annual Halloween stories and costumes event.
Media Room at Big Cat Stadium to be renamed in Brian Curtis Brummond's honor
Christine Mahoney, Friday, Oct 9, 10:10 a.m.
In honor of his work and commitment to local sports, the media room at Big Cat Stadium in Morris will be renamed the Brian Curtis Brummond Memorial Press Box prior to the University of Minnesota, Morris Homecoming game against Crown College, Saturday, October 10, 2009, at 1 p.m.
Deering's undergraduate research presented at international conference and at Scholars Showcase
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Wednesday, Oct 7, 9:10 a.m.
Deering presented her research on heresy at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, last summer and this fall at the Scholars Showcase.
Ken Haug '79 chosen as 2009-10 Latterell Visiting Alumnus
Judy Korn, Monday, Oct 5, 12:10 p.m.
The professor of chemistry at Lafayette College will visit formally and informally with faculty and students on Monday, October 26, and provide a public presentation in the evening.
Three Cougars Named UMAC Player of the Week
Chris Butler, Tuesday, Sep 29, 1:09 p.m.
Three UMM student athletes are named player of the week in the UMAC.
Division of Science and Mathematics Invitational Exhibition at PRCA
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 29, 11:09 a.m.
Poetry, paintings, short stories, hand-dyed cloth, pottery, quilts, knitting, photography, carvings, and calligraphy on exhibit at Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Gallery.
Homecoming 2009: Back in Black!
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 25, 1:09 p.m.
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and members of the community will be "glad to be back"—words from a 1980s ACDC song that ring true on the Morris campus!
Media Services produces Lake Carlos State Park segment of documentary
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 25, 11:09 a.m.
"Great Minnesota Parks," a tour of Minnesota's park system, airs on Pioneer Public Television on Sunday, September 27, 2009, at 6:30 p.m.
Jill Doerfler '01 chosen as 2009 Driggs Lecturer
Judy Korn, Friday, Sep 25, 9:09 a.m.
Doerfler is the first Morris graduate to be invited back to campus to give the O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture.
Rodney A. Briggs Library Associates Annual Book Sale
Christine Mahoney, Thursday, Sep 24, 2:09 p.m.
The Briggs Library Associates annual book sale will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Oyate Hall of the Student Center at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Cougar women's soccer team joins KICKS Against Breast Cancer campaign
Chris Butler, Tuesday, Sep 22, 7:09 p.m.
The Cougar women's soccer team joins KICKS Against Breast Cancer campaign by holding a silent auction to raise funds.
Three Cougars named UMAC Player of the Week
Chris Butler, Tuesday, Sep 22, 12:09 p.m.
Three Cougar men's and women's soccer teams members are named players of the week in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC).
Popular Community Meal brings local community members together
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Sep 22, 11:09 a.m.
A collaborative effort designed to promote a strong, vibrant community, will continue this fall at a new location, the Morris Senior Community Center.
Take Back the Night at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Christine Mahoney, Friday, Sep 18, 9:09 a.m.
Take Back the Night will be held at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Thursday, September 24, 2009. The evening begins with a speak-out at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) building.
Banned book reading sponsored by Briggs Library and Sigma Tau Delta
Christine Mahoney, Friday, Sep 18, 9:09 a.m.
The public is invited to attend the Banned Books Reading on Tuesday, September 29 from 7-8 p.m. in the Briggs Library McGinnis Room at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Rendon to speak on teaching and learning, wholeness and social justice
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 16, 2:09 a.m.
Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs, the address and following discussion seek to continue the campus conversation on intercultural competence and social justice. <br />
Interdisciplinary student team produces video for the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, and Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 15, 9:09 a.m.
Morris is one of only six campuses in the nation chosen for the project.
Sixth Annual Cougar Fest Saturday, September 19
Christine Mahoney, Monday, Sep 14, 4:09 p.m.
Join the fun during the sixth annual University of Minnesota, Morris Cougar Fest Saturday, September 19. ALL fans receive FREE admission!
Fraternities' scholarship gifts benefit current and future students
Judy Korn, Monday, Sep 14, 1:09 p.m.
Beta Sigma Psi/Chi Phi alumni are energized by the opportunity to support current students who like themselves embrace "giving back" as a way of life.
Asking the Big Questions group to discuss feminism
Christine Mahoney, Friday, Sep 11, 4:09 p.m.
Asking the Big Questions discussion group addresses significant issues facing our world and community.
Grand Derangement "kicks off" Performing Arts Series
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Friday, Sep 11, 11:09 a.m.
The Nova Scotia musical and step group will play and dance to an Acadian blend of folk, Celtic, rock, Broadway and French chansonniers music on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.
Professor Collier: utilizing 21st century tools to evaluate the claims of an 18th century philosopher
Judy Korn and Sam Young '11, Minnetonka, Thursday, Sep 10, 3:09 p.m.
Mark Collier, assistant professor of philosophy, examines the status of philosopher David Hume's science of human nature for his book project, <em>Hume's Experimental Philosophy</em>.
Alumni to present 2009 Fringe Festival's Rumspringa the Musical on campus
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 8, 1:09 p.m.
The winner of four 2006 UMMys, the Fringe Festival musical will be presented live on the Edson Auditorium stage on Saturday, September 12, 2009.<br />
Toxicology graduate student Jenna Benson '07 studies the effects of Echinacea
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 8, 11:09 a.m.
Two articles from her work on the herbal supplement have been submitted for publication in Food and Chemical Toxicology and Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.
Humanities Fine Arts Gallery presents McKnight Ceramic Artists
Judy Korn, Thursday, Sep 3, 9:09 a.m.
The Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Minnesota, Morris begins the 2009-10 exhibition season with work by McKnight fellowship and residency recipients from the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis.
The University of Minnesota, Morris among Mother Jones Magazine's Top 10 "Cool Schools"
Christine Mahoney, Thursday, Sep 3, 7:09 a.m.
Morris campus makes <i>Mother Jones</i> "10 cool schools that will blow your mind, not your budget" list.
Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics to speak tonight at First-Year Seminar Convocation
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Sep 2, 11:09 a.m.
Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, will speak on "Individual Interests and Societal Concerns—The Ethics of Creating a Stem Cell Donor." <br />
Eble, artist and professor, studies the Louisiana coast from the air and from his studio
Sam Young '11, Minnetonka, and Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 1, 8:09 a.m.
One of thirteen Morris professors to receive an Imagine Fund Award, Eble will use his new source of funding to continue studying the effects of coastal erosion and hurricane damage to the coast of Louisiana, his home state.
English Professor Turk studies "vidding" and literary analysis by television series fans
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Wednesday, Aug 26, 8:08 a.m.
Turk's interest lies in the vid creator's explanation of character development and behavior.
Second Annual Spanish-Mexican Cinema Festival Begins Sunday, September 20
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Aug 25, 9:08 a.m.
Bienvenidos al Festival de Cine Español y Mexicano de 2009! Welcome to the 2009 Festival of Spanish-Mexican Cinema! The second annual Festival runs Sunday, September 20 through Sunday, October 11, 2009, at the Morris Theatre.
The 2009-10 academic year is underway!
Judy Korn, Monday, Aug 24, 4:08 p.m.
First-year students and transfer students arrived on Sunday, August 23, 2008, and classes begin today, Wednesday, August 26.
Garavaso explores the impact of mistranslations of words written by the "father of logic"
Sam Young '11, Minnetonka, Monday, Aug 24, 8:08 a.m.
The research of Pieranna Garavaso, professor of philosophy, will influence how scholars understand Gottlob Frege's views on thinking and add a new perspective to the field.<br /> <br />
University of Minnesota, Morris chosen for its quality and value by Forbes
Christine Mahoney, Wednesday, Aug 19, 3:08 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is the only Minnesota school to make the recently published Forbes 100 Best College Buys list.
International Student Orientation underway
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Monday, Aug 17, 10:08 a.m.
Students from China, Libya, Sri Lanka, Japan, Egypt, Korea, and France learn about academic and social life on campus and about the Morris community
Norwegian science students visit Morris campus
Judy Korn, Thursday, Aug 13, 9:08 a.m.
Participants in the Summer Institute for Norwegian Students in the Sciences toured the biomass facility, the wind turbine, and the Soils Lab.
2006 UMMy Award-winning film reappears as 2009 Fringe Festival musical
Judy Korn, Friday, Jul 24, 9:07 a.m.
Characters created in song, word, and dance for a film created as students came to life in new artistic expression.
Organic Gardening Club one of campus's newest student organizations
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Friday, Jul 24, 8:07 a.m.
Students enjoy the fruits of their labor and share the produce with others.
Chris Butler named sports information director
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jul 23, 4:07 p.m.
Mark Fohl, athletic director, announces new appointment
Summer research and internship in India inspire life's calling for Kathy Julik-Heine '10
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Thursday, Jul 23, 9:07 a.m.
Julik-Heine, Taylor Falls, conducts research with Pareena Lawrence, professor of economics, and serves as an intern with WomenPowerConnect in India this summer.
Gateway program provides exposure to academics, the campus, and the city of Morris--and lots of fun!
Katie Barron '11, St. Paul, Thursday, Jul 23, 8:07 a.m.
Gateway students arrived in July for the four-week program and already report a positive response to the experience and to the community.
Three economics and mathematics majors experience real-world research opportunity through Truckers and Turnover Project
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Tuesday, Jul 21, 10:07 a.m.
Manjari Govada '12, Tricia Steffen '11, and Chris Thorne '11, Ham Lake serve as research assistants to Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, and Jon Anderson, associate professor of mathematics.
Professor Lackey's literary study defines Adolf Hitler's version of Christianity
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Tuesday, Jul 21, 8:07 a.m.
Lackey, assistant professor of English, has illuminated numerous literary works that specifically allude to Hitler's Christian conception of the politic.
Survey results from Prairie Pioneer Days show opportunities for healthy eating
Christine Mahoney, Thursday, Jul 16, 12:07 p.m.
A number of readily available fruits and veggies were among the favorites selected by nearly 300 local residents July 11 at Prairie Pioneer Days in East Side Park.
University of Minnesota, Morris included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010 edition
Christine Mahoney, Thursday, Jul 16, 12:07 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris has been chosen as one of the country's best and most interesting colleges and universities by Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Campus welcomes West Central School of Agriculture Alumni
Katie Barron '11, St. Paul, Tuesday, Jul 7, 8:07 a.m.
The West Central School of Agriculture (WCSA) Alumni Association will hold its summer All-School Reunion on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus on Saturday, July 18, 2009.
Bradley Deane, associate professor of English, researches nineteenth century British adventure fiction
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Thursday, Jul 2, 9:07 a.m.
Egyptian mummy queens, lost cities, charging dinosaurs, and sparring pirates—Victorian popular literature reveals the influence of Britain's colonization of exotic lands.
Shelleye and Tony Williamson '87 receive Entrepreneurs of the Year Award
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jul 2, 8:07 a.m.
The Metropolitan Economic Development Association honored the Williamsons for their business success and for "giving back."
Dairy herd transition provides research opportunity for Professor Timna Wyckoff
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 25, 2:06 p.m.
The nearby University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) provides the perfect research opportunity for Wyckoff '94 as one half of the dairy herd transitions from traditional to organic production.
Randy Koopman '78 receives 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 25, 10:06 a.m.
Two chemistry majors, Randy Koopman '78 and Ken Bruss '78, to receive University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award during Homecoming festivities
Ken Bruss '78 honored by the UMM Alumni Assocation
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 25, 9:06 a.m.
Chemistry majors Ken Bruss '78 and Randy Koopman'78 will receive the 2009 University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award during Homecoming festivities. <br />
Professor Eckerle deciphers "life writings" of sixteenth and seventeenth century women
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Tuesday, Jun 16, 10:06 a.m.
Eckerle studies diaries, letters, and even notes jotted in cookbooks to understand the women of the time period and the influence of literature.
Academic All-Conference Award Winners Announced
David Molesworth, Thursday, Jun 11, 7:06 a.m.
The UMAC released the names of the 254 Academic All-Conference Athletes from Winter and Spring sports.
Croatt finishes sixth in 100 M dash at NCAA Championships
David Molesworth, Tuesday, May 26, 2:05 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris track and field athlete Megan Croatt is ranked sixth in the country. Croatt, a junior from Ortonville, qualified for the 100- and 200-meter dashes and earned All-American honors in the 100 last week during the 2009 NCAA Division III National Track and Field Championships.
Seggelke, assistant professor of music, to present at international World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles conference
Kurt Schliep '10, Howard Lake, Friday, May 22, 3:05 p.m.
The recipient of a University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Award will speak on the German "roots" of wind instruments and the formation of wind ensembles.<br /> <br />
Class of 2009 gift symbolizes renewable, sustainable initiatives and education
Judy Korn, Wednesday, May 13, 12:05 p.m.
When members of the Class of 2009 return to the University of Minnesota, Morris, they will enjoy the distinct pleasure of witnessing the growth of their Senior Legacy gift: evergreen trees.
Elijah Mayfield to present research in Singapore
Judy Riley, Wednesday, May 13, 11:05 a.m.
Elijah Mayfield '09, will present his original research during the Student Workshop for the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, to be held in Singapore August 2-7.
Campus partners with McKinstry to realize vision for 2010
Judy Riley, Thursday, May 7, 4:05 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris has partnered with McKinstry, a leading design/build construction, engineering, energy services and facilities management firm, to help achieve the campus vision for 2010 of carbon neutrality and energy self-sufficiency.
Ice Cream and Lollipops Children's Art Show
Judy Riley, Thursday, May 7, 11:05 a.m.
In its 41st year, the annual Ice Cream and Lollipops Children's Art Exhibit gives local children from preschool to second grade the opportunity to witness their incredible artwork on display while enjoying an atmosphere of storytelling, music, ice cream and lollipops.
UMAC Track and Field awards
David Molesworth, Wednesday, May 6, 3:05 p.m.
The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference has released the names of the Women's and Men's All-Conference selections as well as Coaches of the Year.
"Allure" of Jess Larson's work captures magazine's attention
Judy Riley, Wednesday, May 6, 1:05 p.m.
The "allure" of Jess Larson's body of creative work may be what prompted <i>Allure</i> magazine to invite Larson to submit an image of one of her girdle sculptures that is published in the magazine's May 2009 edition.
Faculty and staff honored during annual recognition dinner
Judy Riley, Wednesday, May 6, 11:05 a.m.
Faculty and staff employees who have given extraordinary service to the University of Minnesota, Morris were honored during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on April 30.
Michelle Handlin '07 experiences the South Pole Station
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Tuesday, May 5, 3:05 p.m.
Living on the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is "like being in an episode of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation.'"
Biology Club and Chemistry Club host a solar-oven cookout
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Tuesday, May 5, 1:05 p.m.
The Biology Club and Chemistry Clubs grilled (and never burned) hot dogs, veggie dogs, and bratwurst using heat from the sun.
Student Honors and Awards May 15
Judy Riley, Monday, May 4, 3:05 p.m.
The excellence of students at the University of Minnesota, Morris will be celebrated during a series of events on Friday, May 15.
46th annual Commencement
Judy Riley, Monday, May 4, 3:05 p.m.
Nearly 300 seniors will receive their bachelor's degrees during the 46th annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Commencement will take place on the campus mall beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Kateri Bird, Hilda Ladner honored with Cesar Chavez Awards
Judy Riley, Friday, Apr 24, 4:04 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris student Kateri Bird and Hilda Ladner, director of the Multi-Ethnic Student Program and assistant to the chancellor for Equity and Diversity, are recipients of this year's César E. Chávez Awards.
Second Annual Bread N' Bowls
Judy Riley, Friday, Apr 24, 10:04 a.m.
The second annual Bread N' Bowls is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Morris Area Elementary School cafeteria. A meal of soup, bread, beverages and desserts will be served. Handmade ceramic bowls will be available as part of the meal's cost on a first-come, first-served basis.
See "New York, New York" Opera Workshop show
Judy Riley, Thursday, Apr 23, 3:04 p.m.
Students in the music discipline's Opera Workshop will present their year-end recital, "New York, New York" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Library Enrichment Grants announced
Judy Riley, Thursday, Apr 23, 9:04 a.m.
Library Enrichment Grants totaling $1,900 were announced in five distinct areas during the Briggs Library Associates annual meeting held April 16.
Author Will Weaver will give Commencement keynote
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 22, 2:04 p.m.
Author and outdoorsman Will Weaver will provide the keynote address during the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The annual tradition for graduating seniors, family and friends will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the campus Mall.
Six-Ton Campaign exceeds goal
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Apr 21, 10:04 a.m.
After a month of fundraising for the first annual Six-Ton Campaign, the tally exceeded the goal: University of Minnesota, Morris students and community members raised the equivalent of 7.47 tons, or 744 pounds and $2,366 in food and monetary contributions.
Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 20, 4:04 p.m.
Ten employees with nearly 300 years of combined service at the University of Minnesota, Morris will be honored during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner to be held Thursday, April 30.
Symphonic Winds concert May 3
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 20, 2:04 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Symphonic Winds will present their final performance of the 2008-2009 academic year at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall on the Morris campus.
Bradley Deane receives Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 20, 1:04 p.m.
Bradley Deane believes that there is no single piece of advice he can offer his students that will serve them all, but he admits that he finds his own advice about teaching from one of the Victorian writers he studies. According to John Henry Newman, he says, the job of a teacher in the liberal arts is to cultivate "habits of mind that last a lifetime."
Summer Jazz Experience for high school musicians in June
Judy Riley, Thursday, Apr 16, 2:04 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will be jazzing in June with the second annual "Summer Jazz Experience" for high school musicians June 14-17.
Thirteen Morris faculty receive Imagine Fund Awards
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 15, 1:04 p.m.
Thirteen Morris faculty have received 2009 University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Awards. The Imagine Fund is supported by the McKnight Foundation to support research, projects and creative works in the Humanities.
Senior Art Exhibition
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Apr 14, 9:04 a.m.
Work by six graduating studio art majors will be on view during the 2009 Senior Art Exhibition in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery April 23 through May 16. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23.
Fashion Trashion: Where Style Meets Sustainability
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 13, 2:04 p.m.
Students from the Basic Studio 3D Design course at the University of Minnesota, Morris have created outfits made of recycled, found and repurposed materials that will be exhibited in a runway show.
Jack and the Beanstalk is children's theatre show
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 13, 1:04 p.m.
Prepare for an adventure of sky-high proportions when Jack and his magical beanstalk sprout up on the stage of the University of Minnesota, Morris April 23-29. Theatre arts major Kelli Tucker directs this magical quest to entertain children both young and old.
Melinda Kernik receives Sullivan Scholarship
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 8, 2:04 p.m.
When Melinda Kernik graduates from the University of Minnesota, Morris she'll have the tools to explore a number of career options. Meanwhile, she'll embark on an adventure that may help her to determine her life's work. Kernik is a 2009 recipient of the Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship.
Concerned students lobby for the environment
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Apr 7, 3:04 p.m.
Morris students exercised their civic rights and traveled recently to the state capitol to lobby for environmental legislation.
Students dig into research in Ireland
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Apr 7, 11:04 a.m.
Three University of Minnesota, Morris students chose a trip to western Ireland last June to shovel dirt, push wheelbarrows and dig with a trowel. In the process, they contributed to research that will help answer questions about the history of Irish Gaelic settlement in the area.
Tara Greiman is a Udall Scholar
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 6, 3:04 p.m.
Junior Tara Greiman, Dayton, is a recipient of the 2009 Udall Scholarship, one of only two students awarded who attend a Minnesota college. Greiman is the second Morris campus student to receive the Udall and the first to focus on environmental studies.
Ninth Undergraduate Research Symposium
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 6, 11:04 a.m.
Students will present their research and creative work during the ninth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, April 17. The event celebrates student scholarship achievement and provides information about the variety and quality of student research.
Alumni make a difference in Minnesota Reading Corps
Judy Korn, editor, Tuesday, Mar 31, 8:03 a.m.
Ashley Johnson '08 and Luke Elward '08 provide one-on-one literacy assistance through Minnesota Reading Corps
Students and faculty contribute to success of mental health crises training films
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 27, 4:03 p.m.
Theatre students and faculty portray mental health workers and people struggling with mental health crises
Kellcee Baker, Ashley Gaschk are 2009 Truman Scholars
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 27, 12:03 p.m.
Kellcee Baker and Ashley Gaschk have been named 2009 Truman Scholars, two of the 60 selected across the entire United States. Baker is the only Truman recipient selected from Minnesota and Gaschk is the only North Dakotan named.
Campus volunteers help with flood relief effort
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Mar 25, 12:03 p.m.
Campus volunteers traveled this week to Breckenridge and Fargo to assist with flood relief efforts.
International Club experiences debate and diplomacy at Model United Nations
Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas, Monday, Mar 23, 3:03 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris International Club sent representatives to the Midwest Model United Nations in St. Louis, Missouri.
Painting students work "artfully" together
Judy Riley, Monday, Mar 23, 9:03 a.m.
This spring, University of Minnesota, Morris painting students are learning that it is beneficial for a child to both make art and be surrounded by it. Michael Eble's Spring 2009 paintings students worked in collaboration with the St. Mary's kindergarten class in Morris to create vibrant, unique pieces of art for the new Someplace Safe office.
WIRED Grant Funds to Develop Biomass Gasification Course
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 13, 12:03 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Continuing Education has been awarded a grant of $174,258 by the Renewable Energy Marketplace - Alliance for Talent Development initiative. The funding will be used to develop new curriculum in biomass gasification technology.
Dance students to perform in Twin Cities
Judy Riley, Thursday, Mar 12, 4:03 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris dance students will perform "The Should" at the American College Dance Festival March 18 to 22 at the Barbara Barker Center for Dance on the University's Twin Cities campus.
World Touch Cultural Heritage Week
Judy Riley, Thursday, Mar 12, 2:03 p.m.
The 36th annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week will offer a tour through a diversity of cultures, presented by way of fashion, writing, song, humor, food and more. The public is welcome to attend these events, which will be held on campus Monday through Saturday, March 23-28.
Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Mar 11, 3:03 p.m.
Work by both art and non-art majors will be on view during the 2009 Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Minnesota, Morris. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The show runs March 26-April 16.
Weather Announcement: Campus Closing
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Mar 10, 12:03 p.m.
Due to the weather, the University of Minnesota, Morris campus will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Please check weather and road conditions before traveling.<br />
31st annual Jazz Fest April 2-4
Judy Riley, Monday, Mar 9, 9:03 a.m.
The renowned Morris campus jazz ensembles, along with three guest jazz artists, Alumni Jazzers and more than 800 high school jazz musicians will make the 31st annual Jazz Fest three days to remember. All this jazz will take place on the campus April 2-4.
Tinman Triathlon registration open
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 26, 10:02 a.m.
Plans are underway for the 25th annual Tinman Triathlon, to be held on Saturday, April 25, at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Registration is now open for teams and individual entries.
State of the U Address
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 26, 9:02 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend the 2009 State of the University Address by Robert H. Bruininks, President, University of Minnesota. The address will be broadcast to the Science Auditorium at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
Inaugural Dr. Jooinn Lee Lecture
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 24, 3:02 p.m.
Dr. John Barry, reader in the School of Politics and International Studies and Philosophy and associate director of the Institute for Sustainable World at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, will give the inaugural Dr. Jooinn Lee Lecture at 7 p.m. March 25 in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Jessica Kraker '99 is Visiting Latterell Alumna
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 24, 3:02 p.m.
"Chemometrics: Using Statistics Towards Chemical Discovery" is the topic to be presented by Jessica Kraker '99 during the 2009 Joseph J. Latterell Memorial Visiting Alumnus Lecture on Thursday, April 2. Kraker will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.
Support the U Day
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 24, 2:02 p.m.
University of Minnesota students from around the state will rally at the Minnesota State Capitol at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 25, for the 2009 "Support the U Day."
Support the U Day
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 24, 2:02 p.m.
University of Minnesota students from around the state will rally at the Minnesota State Capitol at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 25, for the 2009 "Support the U Day."
Science Museum Web site features PZ Myers
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 24, 2:02 p.m.
Morris Professor of Biology Paul (PZ) Myers is a featured Scientist on the Spot on the online Science Museum of Minnesota's "Science Buzz." The museum will post questions for Myers to answer through the end of March.
Symphonic Winds performance March 8
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 24, 10:02 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall on the Morris campus. The ensembles are conducted by Dr. Martin H. Seggelke.
Cougar men, women in UMAC tournament play
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 23, 11:02 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will host Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament games for the first time this week. Both Morris men's and women's teams are in tournament play.
Public can view night sky via telescope
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 23, 10:02 a.m.
The public is invited to view the night sky through the 16-inch telescope located in the Science building observatory at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Romanza, Canada's own "three tenors," to perform
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Feb 18, 2:02 p.m.
Romanza, Canada's own 'three tenors,' makes a stop at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium of the Student Center.
Chelsea Pettit will travel to Washington, D.C. on behalf of Soils Lab
Judy Riley, Friday, Feb 13, 8:02 a.m.
Chelsea Pettit has always been interested in law and biology, but it wasn't until the second semester of her junior year that those interests converged in an opportunity to witness the political process firsthand. Pettit will join others in Washington, D.C., to lobby for the revision of cuts to the local Soils Lab.
Continental Ballet Company will perform "Coppelia"
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 12, 11:02 a.m.
The Minnesota-based Continental Ballet Company will perform "Coppelia" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Edson Auditorium. The event is an offering of this season's Performing Arts Series.
Choir, Seggelke featured at state music clinic
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 5, 4:02 p.m.
The Concert Choir has been selected to present a featured concert for the Minnesota Music Education Association Midwinter Clinic. Martin Seggelke will present two sessions during the conference.
Chancellor, students attend Clinton Global Initiative U
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 5, 11:02 a.m.
Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson, along with four Morris campus students—Kate Grabosky, Joseph Hartmann, Qinglu (Chris) Shao and Rachel Olm—have been invited by President Clinton to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University February 13-15.
Pride of the Prairie Community Foods Day
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 5, 9:02 a.m.
The Morris campus will host its semiannual Pride of the Prairie Community Foods Day on February 17. The event, which will showcase local foods and local producers of west central Minnesota, will include an afternoon Farmers' Market followed by a Local Foods Meal.
"Beur is Beautiful" film festival continues
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 3, 4:02 p.m.
The French Discipline continues the "Beur is Beautiful" film festival for 2008-2009. This series of films represents cinematic works created by individuals of North African heritage living in France (the contested term "Beur" refers to the children of North African immigrants) and highlight the conflicts, dreams, joys and concerns of this population.
Advance Jazz Fest ticket orders
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 29, 3:01 p.m.
All advance Jazz Fest ticket orders for the annual University of Minnesota, Morris Jazz Fest will be processed on Friday, Feb. 27. Orders may be submitted through campus or regular mail. Remaining tickets, if available, will go on sale in the Student Activities office on Monday, March 2.
Carrie Wickstrom's scholarship story
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Jan 28, 3:01 p.m.
The Carrie Wickstrom Scholarship Fund supports today's elementary education students and tomorrow's.
"The Journey to South Africa" to air in February
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Jan 28, 1:01 p.m.
"The Journey to South Africa," featuring the work of UMM's Chris Butler and Pioneer Public Television's Tim Bakken, will be re-broadcast at 7 p.m. February 8 and at 3 p.m. February 15 on Pioneer Public Television.
Watching history
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Jan 27, 4:01 p.m.
Years from now, will you remember where you were when you watched the historic inauguration of the nation's 44th president? Seven University of Minnesota, Morris students likely will never forget.
"Of Mice and Men" opens in February
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 26, 4:01 p.m.
The UMM theatre discipline offers an evening of friendship, broken dreams and the exploration of how to truly love another human being during performances of John Steinbeck's classic "Of Mice and Men" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 26-28, and at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Symphonic Winds in multimedia performance
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 26, 9:01 a.m.
The University of Minnesota Morris Symphonic Winds will present its first performance in 2009 on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall on the Morris campus.
Dance Ensemble "moves into focus" with next recital
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 22, 3:01 p.m.
Warm up winter with a lively evening of dance! The University of Minnesota, Morris Humanities Division proudly presents the Dance Program's annual recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5 and 6, in Edson Auditorium.
Morris Community Meals offer recipe for forging relationships
Matthew A Johnson (Morris campus Local Foods Intern), Thursday, Jan 22, 10:01 a.m.
Morris residents and Morris campus students gathered recently at Legacy Living Limited in Morris to prepare a warm, healthy meal to serve to the community.
Lena Williams is final Convocations presenter
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 22, 8:01 a.m.
Lena Williams will talk about "the little things" as the final Convocations Lecture Series speaker at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Edson Auditorium. Her presentation, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m.
Van Gooch is Science Museum's Scientist on the Spot
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Jan 21, 12:01 p.m.
Professor of Biology Van Gooch is a Scientist on the Spot on the Science Museum of Minnesota's online ask-the-scientist feature, Science Buzz.
Community of Scholars event February 6-7
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Jan 20, 3:01 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will welcome approximately 200 students and their families to campus February 6-7 for the Community of Scholars event. The students have already been offered admission and will be competing for the University's most prestigious competitive scholarships, the Prairie Scholars Award and the Morris Scholars Award.
Morris offers financial aid resources, advice
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Jan 14, 9:01 a.m.
When you're thinking about your financial future in the current economic climate, going to college should remain on your list as a good investment.
Students, staff at Morris help to revitalize Hoffman downtown
By Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville , Friday, Jan 9, 8:01 a.m.
A year ago, the town of Hoffman, Minnesota, looked like a typical small remote town across Minnesota and the United States. Morris campus students have been working with Muriel Krusemark, who heads the Hoffman Economic Development Association, to revitalize the economy in downtown Hoffman.
Sculpture from the U exhibit in HFA Gallery
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 8, 12:01 p.m.
The Humanities Fine Arts Gallery will present an exhibition of sculptural work from faculty at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Art Department along with current graduate students enrolled in the master of fine arts sculpture program.
Kiplinger cites Morris as "best value"
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 8, 11:01 a.m.
The Morris campus is ranked among the top 100 colleges nationally as a best value in the 2009 Kiplinger Best Values in Public Colleges exclusive survey. The Morris and Twin Cities campuses of the University of Minnesota are the only Minnesota schools to make the list.
Advanced Biomass Workshop at Morris Jan. 15
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Jan 6, 8:01 a.m.
Those interested in current and near-term biomass use in energy production are invited to attend The Advanced Biomass Energy Workshop January 15 at Morris. The event is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center and the Morris campus.
University of Minnesota, Morris receives Blue Cross support to promote healthy eating
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 5, 2:01 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will receive funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's (Blue Cross) tobacco settlement proceeds to promote healthier eating and thereby help to improve the health of Minnesotans.
Morris campus ranked third in study abroad experience for students
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 5, 10:01 a.m.
The Morris campus ranks third, among colleges that award bachelor's degrees, in the percentage of students who participate in a study abroad experience during college, according to the recent study by The Institute of International Education.
Go Green Tube video
Judy Riley, Thursday, Dec 18, 4:12 p.m.
Students in Hao Sun's Social Uses of the Media course have created a three-minute video on the theme of green energy and submitted it in a "Go Green Tube" video competition.
Women's soccer earns NSCAA Academic Award
Judy Riley, Thursday, Dec 18, 9:12 a.m.
The women's soccer team has earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award for the 10th time. The women earned a collective cumulative GPA of 3.56 in the 2007-2008 academic year.
Jim Gremmels among Minnesota's electors
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Dec 17, 8:12 a.m.
James Gremmels, a Glenwood resident and professor emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota, Morris, was among 10 Minnesota electors who participated in the meeting of the DFL Party electors at the State Capitol.
Creative Drama with Children
By Sarah Deutl '11, Anoka , Tuesday, Dec 16, 1:12 p.m.
Creative Drama with Children provides a service learning opportunity for both theatre and non-theatre majors who attend the University of Minnesota, Morris.
'Tis especially the season for giving
Judy Riley, Monday, Dec 15, 12:12 p.m.
'Tis the season for generosity and with the holiday season comes a renewed sense of commitment to help others and a heightened awareness of the civic engagement opportunities that surround us.
Apply for two largest scholarships by today!
Judy Riley, Friday, Dec 12, 11:12 a.m.
The deadline to apply for two of the largest scholarships available for Fall 2009 is today—Monday, Dec. 15.
Join Asking the Big Questions book club discussion
Judy Riley, Friday, Dec 5, 11:12 a.m.
Join in the next discussion of the book club, Asking the Big Questions, hosted by the Briggs Library and the Office of Sustainability at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Asking the Big Questions meets next from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the UMM Rodney A. Briggs Library McGinnis Room.
Jim Keady: Behind the Swoosh
Judy Riley, Monday, Dec 1, 12:12 p.m.
Former professional soccer player and former college coach, Jim Keady will present "Behind the Swoosh," the third in the Campus Activities Council Convocations Lecture Series, on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium of the Student Center.
Symphonic Winds concert—favorites for everyone
Judy Riley, Monday, Dec 1, 11:12 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Symphonic Winds will present their December concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Morris Area Concert Hall. A program variety of large ensemble and chamber music selections, from seasonal to symphonic repertoire, will offer a personal favorite for everyone!
Flute Ensemble will perform Carol Concerts prelude
Judy Riley, Monday, Dec 1, 11:12 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Jeanne Richards, will provide prelude music before each of the UMM Carol Concerts Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5, 6 and 7. The Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. prior to the evening performances and at 1:30 p.m. prior to the Sunday afternoon concert.
Students hone skills as artists to benefit the local community
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 24, 1:11 p.m.
Seventeen students in Michael Eble's Beginning and Advanced Painting I classes produced several landscape paintings for the Life Center at the Stevens Community Medical Center. There will be a public opening reception to unveil these new paintings from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11.
CSN. On the court. On the field. On demand.
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 24, 10:11 a.m.
The UMM Cougar Sports Network is online just in time for the tip-off of the 2008-09 UMM Cougar basketball season. CSN utilizes the latest in Web technology to bring UMM Cougar athletics to Cougar fans around the globe.
Research with a passion
Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville , Tuesday, Nov 18, 11:11 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris student KauChee Vang sets a shining example of dedication to human service with her passion for public health and helping an under-served population.
Senior Citizens Community Center Web site connects students and communities
Amanda Granaas, Monday, Nov 17, 1:11 p.m.
A new Web site for the Morris Senior Community Center, created by University of Minnesota, Morris student Amanda Granaas and designed to increase community awareness about the Center, is now online.
Advanced tickets on sale now for annual Carol Concerts
Judy Riley, Thursday, Nov 13, 4:11 p.m.
Advanced sale of tickets is underway for the 2008 University of Minnesota, Morris Carol Concerts. These annual concerts will be performed December 5, 6 and 7 by the UMM Concert Choir and the University Choir.
National French Week celebrated
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Nov 12, 3:11 p.m.
Pie the Mime. A Tour de Morris. French music night. The recent celebration of "all things French," National French Week, declared November 5-11 by the American Association of Teachers of French, was enjoyed by students, faculty and staff.
Record fundraising effort for breast cancer awareness
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 10, 2:11 p.m.
A record $1,100 was raised to benefit breast cancer and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thanks to fundraising by University of Minnesota, Morris students, staff, faculty and off-campus community residents.
To Boeing and Back produced by Media Services
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 10, 2:11 p.m.
The short documentary, "To Boeing and Back," was accepted in the 2008 Minnesota State Historical Society's Minnesota's Greatest Generation Moving Pictures Film Festival, held at Minneapolis' Riverview Theater in mid October.
Morris campus receives Next Generation Energy Grant
Judy Riley, Friday, Nov 7, 3:11 p.m.
Governor Tim Pawlenty announced $2.7 million in Next Generation Energy Grants, aimed at accelerating the development of renewable energy projects and advanced biofuels in Minnesota. Among the eight awardees is a partnership between the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences and the University of Minnesota, Morris, which received $50,000 to study the economics of businesses that store and supply biomass to energy facilities such as the one on the Morris campus.
Jazz groups will perform
Judy Riley, Thursday, Nov 6, 9:11 a.m.
The renowned University of Minnesota, Morris instrumental jazz groups will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Cougar women's soccer heads to post-season tournament
Brian Curtis, Monday, Nov 3, 12:11 p.m.
With a pair of Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) wins over Presentation College to close out the regular season, coupled with a pair of losses by Crown College, the University of Minnesota, Morris women's soccer team is heading to the UMAC post-season tournament for the fourth consecutive season.
Cougar men's soccer looks for their second straight post-season title
Brian Curtis, Monday, Nov 3, 12:11 p.m.
The defending Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) men's soccer post-season tournament champions—the University of Minnesota, Morris— are back to defend their 2007 crown.
El Dia de los Muertos celebrated
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 3, 11:11 a.m.
The United Latinos at the University of Minnesota, Morris celebrated "Day of the Dead" ("El Día de los Muertos") with an altar display in the Cougar Room of Oyate Hall. In addition to the altar, information about the tradition and its origins was on hand.
Highly acclaimed pianist is next in Performing Arts Series
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 3, 10:11 a.m.
Highly accomplished Chinese pianist Chu-Fang Huang will perform next as part of this year's Performing Arts Series on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium of the Student Center.
"Feel the Noize" with UMM Dance Ensemble
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 3, 10:11 a.m.
"Feel the Noize" during two performances by the University of Minnesota, Morris Dance Ensemble. Performances begin at 8 p.m. each evening Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium.
University of Minnesota, Morris is host to Green Jobs Task Force
Judy Riley, Thursday, Oct 30, 4:10 p.m.
The Attracting Green Jobs Sub-Committee of the Green Jobs Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota, Morris from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, to receive input from businesses, organizations and individuals on how Minnesota can attract new green jobs.
Dave Swenson chairs, other UMMers will present at ACUI conference
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 27, 2:10 p.m.
Dave Swenson, director of Student Activities at the University of Minnesota, Morris, is chairing the conference planning team for the 2008 Association of College Unions International Regional Conference "Reach FARGO Beyond: The Crossroads of Change." The conference will be held November 6-8 in the Memorial Union of North Dakota State University.
Life mirrors art in UMM's production of "Our Town"
Theatre Publicity , Friday, Oct 24, 12:10 p.m.
Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, "Our Town," will kick off the theatre discipline's 2008-09 season. Performances of the play that celebrates life and the American dream will run Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 6-8, with 7:30 p.m. performances and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.
Festival of the Winds
Judy Riley, Thursday, Oct 23, 9:10 a.m.
The University of Minnesota Morris Symphonic Winds will host its 30th Annual Festival of the Winds on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Public concerts will take place each of these days at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
An award-winning combination
Judy Riley, Thursday, Oct 23, 9:10 a.m.
What do a software engineer for a major company, a professor of computer science and a comic book artist have in common? Their computer science expertise and research produced an award-winning paper at an international computer science conference.
Rocky Mountain Institute chooses UMM
Judy Riley, Friday, Oct 17, 2:10 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is one of only 12 campuses selected nationally for a site visit and analysis by the Rocky Mountain Institute, a prestigious center for sustainability and renewable energy thinking.
First ACORE Campus Excellence Award presented to UMM
Judy Riley, Thursday, Oct 16, 4:10 p.m.
The first American Council on Renewable Energy's (ACORE) Campus Excellence Award for Outstanding Use of Renewable Energy was presented to the University of Minnesota, Morris October 3.
Cougar volleyball joins with Dig Pink event
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 13, 2:10 p.m.
Cougar volleyball coaches at UMM will join with other Upper Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball coaches to take part in the National Dig Pink Event on October 18 and 25. The Cougar volleyball team will host Bethany Lutheran College on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the UMM P.E. Center. The match begins at 1 p.m.
Civic engagement is hallmark of UMM student experience
By Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville, Monday, Oct 13, 9:10 a.m.
Student activism and civic engagement have been a tradition since the University of Minnesota, Morris began as a campus. UMM students have taken leadership roles to encourage political participation by youth in the Morris community.
Pride of the Prairie Farmer's Market and Fall Feast
Sarah Deutl '11, Anoka, Thursday, Oct 9, 11:10 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris presents the Sixth Annual Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Farmers' Market and Fall Feast on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The Farmer's Market will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Oyate Hall of the UMM Student Center. A local foods meal will follow at 4:45 p.m. in the Food Service building.
Doug Lennick to speak on "Moral Intelligence"
Judy Riley, Thursday, Oct 9, 8:10 a.m.
The public is invited to hear renowned author and financial representative, Doug Lennick, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Lennick will address the areas of leadership and ethics in his talk, "Moral Intelligence," in 109 Imholte Hall at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Coming Out Week Oct. 6-9
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 6, 1:10 p.m.
Join together with Equality to celebrate Coming Out week October 6-9. A Coming Out Opening Ceremony—with speakers, stories and a purple door—will be held today at 6 p.m. on the campus Mall.
"Our Town" will open theatre "Season of Classics"
Hayley Saccoman, UMM theatre publicity office, Monday, Oct 6, 1:10 p.m.
Two dramas by distinguished Nobel Prize-winning American authors and a world favorite fairytale will offer audiences contemporary relevance in the literature and folklore of yesteryear during this year's theatre discipline "Season of Classics."
UMM students served an "ACE"
Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville , Thursday, Oct 2, 11:10 a.m.
Establishing the Academic Center for Enrichment at the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 was a groundbreaking decision that further distinguishes the campus. UMM is the only University of Minnesota campus with such a program.
Instrumental jazz groups to perform
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Sep 30, 10:09 a.m.
UMM's renowned student instrumental jazz groups will perform during two public concerts on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11. Each evening's performance, under the direction of Dr. James "Doc" Carlson, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public dedication of biomass gasification facility
Judy Riley, Friday, Sep 26, 12:09 p.m.
A public dedication of the new biomass gasification facility on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Public tours of the biomass facility and wind turbine are available at 10:30 a.m. and also immediately following the dedication.
Master drummer and dancer from Ghana will visit
Judy Riley, Thursday, Sep 25, 2:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Dance Program, Humanities Division and Dance Ensemble announce the upcoming visit to Morris of Fatawu Sayibu, master drummer and dancer from Northern Ghana.
Survivor-UMM Homecoming 2008
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 24, 3:09 p.m.
Join University of Minnesota, Morris alumni, students, staff, faculty and area residents during "Survivor—UMM Homecoming 2008" September 30 through October 5.
Alumna Rachel Brand will lecture at UMM
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Sep 23, 3:09 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris alumna (1995) and Harvard Law School graduate (1998) Rachel Brand will return to the Morris campus as a guest lecturer on October 2. Brand will speak on "Viewing the Federal Judiciary from all Angles" at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
We are one race...the human race
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Sep 23, 11:09 a.m.
The Human Race Machine will visit the University of Minnesota, Morris Student Center from Monday-Friday, Oct. 6-10, as the second event in this year's Convocation Lecture Series.
Michael Rodriguez to receive distinguished alumni honor
Judy Riley, Monday, Sep 22, 2:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Board has named Michael C. Rodriguez as the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. The award will be presented during the Distinguished Alumni Award and Cougar Hall of Fame Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Oyate Hall as part of UMM's Homecoming celebration.
Environmental history of the Renaissance is Driggs Lecture topic
Judy Riley, Monday, Sep 22, 11:09 a.m.
An assistant professor of history at New York University, Karl Appuhn will give the 24th annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Art Club members exhibit at Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Gallery
Judy Korn, Monday, Sep 22, 10:09 a.m.
The exhibit illustrates the talent of UMM's art students, the depth and breadth of the studio art major, a "beyond the classroom" learning opportunity, and a successful campus and community collaboration. <br />
Studio art alumni exhibit begins in Gallery October 4
Judy Riley, Friday, Sep 19, 12:09 p.m.
An exhibition of work by University of Minnesota, Morris studio art alumni will be on display in the campus' Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Gallery beginning October 4. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
¡Ask a Mexican! author to open Convocations series
Judy Riley, Friday, Sep 19, 8:09 a.m.
Questions about 'America's spiciest and largest minority' will be answered during a presentation by Gustavo Arellano. The award-winning journalist and a contributor to The Los Angeles Times will open the 2008-2009 Convocation Lecture Series September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.
Briggs Library Associates Book Sale
Judy Riley, Friday, Sep 19, 8:09 a.m.
The Briggs Library Associates annual book sale will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Oyate Hall of the Student Center at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Bus travel to the Twin Cities
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 17, 1:09 p.m.
Are you out on a limb when you want to visit St. Cloud or the Twin Cities because you don't own your own vehicle? UMM students had a vision that they could provide an environmentally feasible and an economically possible way for campus folks who need to travel to the Twin Cities on the weekend.
Cougar women's soccer helps at Chuck for Charity event
Brian Curtis, Wednesday, Sep 17, 11:09 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris women's soccer team volunteered their time recently to raise funds for the Minnesota Thunder P.L.U.S. (Partnering for Leadership & Urban Success) program.
Making the world a better place, one box at a time
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Sep 16, 1:09 p.m.
First-year students were engaged on a more local scale in making the world a better place for their neighbors by taking part in service projects during the campus' recent Welcome Weekend.
History making day for Cougar Soccer
Brian Curtis, Monday, Sep 8, 12:09 p.m.
September 16 will be a history making day for the University of Minnesota, Morris soccer program.
UMM receives "exemplary" sustainability report card, says NWF
Judy Riley, Friday, Sep 5, 4:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is among only 11 Minnesota colleges and universities named as "exemplary" by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in its recent "report card" on sustainability in higher education.
Book Club to focus on today's challenges
Judy Riley, Friday, Sep 5, 3:09 p.m.
Are you interested in gaining an overall perspective of the big challenges facing us today: climate change, deforestation, water depletion, overpopulation, collapsing fisheries and poverty? Do you enjoy sharing your views with others? A new book club, hosted by the Briggs Library and the Office of Sustainability at UMM, is being organized.
Restore the Roar during Cougar Fest 08
Judy Riley, Friday, Aug 29, 11:08 a.m.
Restore the roar during the fifth annual University of Minnesota, Morris Cougar Fest on Saturday, Sept. 6. It's an event of activities, food and competition for all ages! Admission is FREE!
Frontiers of Environmental Ethics is Colloquium theme
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Aug 27, 1:08 p.m.
The 33rd annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium will address the topic "Frontiers of Environmental Ethics." on thursday and friday, Sept. 25 and 26.
"Beur is Beautiful" Film Festival
Sarah Buchanan, Wednesday, Aug 27, 12:08 p.m.
This series of films represents cinematic works created by individuals of North African heritage living in France (the contested term "Beur" refers to the children of North African immigrants), and highlight the conflicts, dreams, joys and concerns of this population.
Public can view night sky via telescope
Judy Riley, Monday, Aug 25, 4:08 p.m.
The public is invited to view the night sky through the 16" telescope in the observatory at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Weather-related cancellations will appear online by 5 p.m. each day.
Change for Cougar Volleyball
Brian Curtis, Monday, Aug 25, 2:08 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris volleyball team will now open the 2008 season at home, instead of on the road in Rochester.
Capitol Steps will open Performing Arts Series
Judy Riley, Monday, Aug 25, 2:08 p.m.
Billed as "the nation's funniest political comedy troupe," Capitol Steps will open the 2008-2009 Performing Arts Series with a performance in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. September 26. No matter who's in the headlines, the Capitol Steps are equal opportunity satirists of the non-partisan kind.
Professors of English will give annual Barber Lecture
Judy Riley, Monday, Aug 25, 1:08 p.m.
Russ Castronovo, the Jean Wall Bennet professor of English and American studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Dana Nelson, the Gertrude Conaway professor of English at Vanderbilt University, will give the 2008 Barber Lecture on September 22.
UMM represented in environmental panel at State Fair Tuesday
Judy Riley, Friday, Aug 22, 4:08 p.m.
Lowell Rasmussen, David Fluegel and student Tynell Kocer, all representing the University of Minnesota, Morris, will be participants in The Environment and Great Outdoors Panel at the Minnesota State Fair August 26.
The right fit
Judy Riley, Friday, Aug 22, 3:08 p.m.
It appears meant to be that Cheryl Contant came to the University of Minnesota, Morris. Now, after about three weeks in Morris and on campus, Contant feels it's the right fit for her.
Festival of Spanish Cinema
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Aug 20, 4:08 p.m.
Bienvenidos al Festival de Cine Español de 2008! Welcome to the 2008 Festival of Spanish Cinema! The first annual Spanish Film Festival is underway at the Morris Theatre through October 12.
To honor his grandmother
Judy Riley, Monday, Aug 18, 3:08 p.m.
Douglas Williams is headed to the Democratic National Convention in part to honor his grandmother. In fact, the University of Minnesota, Morris student said, he can go to Denver in part because of what his grandmother did.
Chad Braegelmann named Head Volleyball Coach/Intramural Coordinator at UMM
Brian Curtis, Wednesday, Aug 13, 10:08 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Athletic Director Mark Fohl has announced that Chad Braegelmann is returning to the UMM community as head women's volleyball coach for the Cougars and campus intramural coordinator. <br />
Promise, expectation mark new school year
Judy Riley, Monday, Aug 11, 4:08 p.m.
"There's nothing like the start of the new school year, filled with promise and expectation," said Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson. First-year students will participate in an orientation program August 24-26. Classes will begin for Fall Semester on August 27.
First Gallery exhibit has China focus
Judy Riley, Monday, Aug 11, 4:08 p.m.
Two artists with separate, but complementary, photography exhibits will open the 2008-2009 exhibition season in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery.
Soccer, a Brazilian Experience
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jul 24, 9:07 a.m.
If you were a college soccer player and could go anywhere in the world to play soccer and study, which country would you choose? It's an easy response for soccer aficionados: Brazil, land of the famous Pelé and a record five World Cup championships.
Gateway opens UMM experience
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Jul 22, 11:07 a.m.
Twenty-five students of color from six states, three countries and representing a wide range of diversities were welcomed into this year's Gateway program, which motivates students to succeed at UMM.
Summer Scholars explore how landscape inspires artists
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jul 17, 3:07 p.m.
Where do ideas come from? How do creative people nurture ideas into works of art and what changes happen to the ideas along the way? Summer Scholars participants explored these and other issues during a visit to the Stevens County Historical Society museum.
Thielke faces many challenges, including AML, in young life
Britney Appier, Morris Sun Tribune, Wednesday, Jul 16, 9:07 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris student Tiffany Thielke and fellow cancer survivor, Barb Lesmeister, were co-chairs for this year's Stevens County Relay for Life.
Giving new life to the historic Morris Theatre lobby
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jul 3, 11:07 a.m.
Nine students attending the 35th Annual Henjum Creative Study Institute at the University of Minnesota, Morris have painted a mural in the lobby of the Morris Theatre. The work has already "given new life" to the historic structure.
Memories are made of this: 2008 WCSA Reunion July 19
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Jul 2, 8:07 a.m.
Visiting, reminiscing, food and entertainment will be part of the West Central School of Agriculture All-School Reunion July 19. All WCSA alumni are invited to attend.
Ostroushko, MacKenzie and Chouinard in concert
Christine Mahoney, Friday, May 30, 9:05 a.m.
Don't miss your chance to see Peter Ostroushko, Ruth MacKenzie, and Dan Chouinard live Tuesday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. at UMM!
Full Circle
Story courtesy of Tom Larson, Morris Sun Tribune, Friday, May 16, 1:05 p.m.
Students have grade-school teachers who they remember as their favorites. Later, they might have college professors who leave a lasting impression on their lives. Rarely are they the same people.<br />
Ice Cream and Lollipops, children's art from the community
Judy Riley, Friday, May 9, 2:05 p.m.
In its 39th year, the annual Ice Cream and Lollipops Children's Art Exhibit will be held Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23, in the UMM Humanities Fine Arts Gallery. The event showcases artwork by local children from preschool to second grade.
Reserve free tickets for UMM at the St. Paul Saints
Judy Riley, Thursday, May 8, 4:05 p.m.
Join UMM at the St. Paul Saints game—vs. the Wichita Wingnuts—Wednesday, July 23, at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. Free tailgating food and fun!
Pomme de Terre Disc Golf Course opens
Jesh Livstrom '10 , Thursday, May 8, 3:05 p.m.
A nine-hole disc golf course, pioneered by University of Minnesota, Morris students opened May 16 at Pomme de Terre Park. It's an experience that all ages can enjoy.
UMM athletic award recipients selected
Brian Curtis, Thursday, May 8, 11:05 a.m.
Athletic award recipients for 2007-2008 have been announced by the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics. The awards represent excellence by UMM's student-athletes both on and off the field of play.
Kellcee Baker is UMM's first Udall Scholar
Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville , Tuesday, May 6, 9:05 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris sophomore Kellcee Baker is the first ever UMM student to be selected as a Udall Scholar by the Morris K. Udall Foundation. She is one of 80 students from 64 colleges and universities selected this year.
Today's Commencement ceremony is outside, on the Campus Mall!
Judy Riley, Monday, May 5, 9:05 a.m.
The 45th annual Commencement ceremony at the University of Minnesota, Morris will culminate the UMM experience for over 350 seniors who will receive bachelor's degrees this year. Commencement will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, on the Campus Mall.
John Hanson is UMM's first Killam Scholar
By Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville , Friday, May 2, 2:05 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris senior John Hanson of Falcon Heights is the first UMM student to receive a scholarship from the Killam Fellowships Program. Hanson will be recognized, along with other student award recipients, during the May 16 Student Honors and Awards event at UMM.
Building Solutions for Energy Self-Reliance
Judy Riley, Thursday, May 1, 11:05 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris' leadership and commitment to renewable energy inspired the theme of the Sixth Annual Symposium on Small Towns: "The Power of Small: Building Solutions for Energy Self-Reliance." The Symposium will be held June 3-4 on the Morris campus.
Student achievements to be celebrated May 16
Judy Riley, Thursday, May 1, 10:05 a.m.
The excellence of students at the University of Minnesota, Morris will be celebrated during a series of events on Friday, May 16. The public is invited to the celebration.
Morris campus to exhibit at Living Green Expo this weekend
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 28, 3:04 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) will be an exhibitor during the Living Green Expo on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Expo is Minnesota's largest environmental event and provides real solutions for people to live better, healthier lives with less impact on the environment.
Summer Jazz Experience for high school musicians
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 28, 11:04 a.m.
Jazz in June will mark the first annual Summer Jazz Experience for high school musicians at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The three-day residential clinic, June 8-10, will feature UMM jazz musician mentors and international jazz greats, Chris Vadala and Allen Vizzutti.
ACS Chem Club earns Green Chapter status
Sarah Deutl '11, Anoka, Monday, Apr 28, 12:04 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry Club obtained Green Chapter status and a commendable mention ACS Student Affiliates Chapter Award during the National ACS Conference in April.
Tomorrow's Tinman Triathlon cancelled
Judy Riley, Friday, Apr 25, 3:04 p.m.
Tomorrow's Tinman Triathlon has been canceled due to the weather, announced Intramural, Recreation and Club Sport Coordinator Corey Phelps.
Simon Franco, Donna Chollett receive César Chávez Award
Sarah Deutl '11, Anoka, Friday, Apr 25, 10:04 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris senior Simon Franco, Maracay, Aragua, and Donna Chollett, professor of anthropology, are recipients of this year's César Chávez awards. The awards were presented during a campus ceremony April 23.
Bread N Bowls event May 2
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 23, 11:04 a.m.
Share in a wonderful community meal of soup, bread and dessert and support two great local causes—the Stevens County Food Shelf and Someplace Safe—during Bread N Bowls, to be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Morris Area Elementary School cafeteria.
Senior Art Show features work of 18 graduating seniors
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Apr 22, 1:04 p.m.
The work of 18 graduating seniors from the studio art program at the University of Minnesota, Morris is featured during the 2008 Senior Art Show through May 17.
Faculty and staff will be recognized during May 1 event
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Apr 22, 8:04 a.m.
Seven long-time staff and faculty members will mark their retirement from the University of Minnesota, Morris at the end of this academic year. Their combined service and dedication to the campus will be recognized during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on May 1.
Pine Hall wins UMM Campus Energy Wars 2008
Mike Stammer, University Register, Friday, Apr 18, 1:04 p.m.
Winona State University triumphed as the winner of the first National Campus Energy Challenge (NCEC). Following in second and third place, respectively, are St. John's University of Collegeville, Minn., and Swarthmore College of Pennsylvania. UMM hosted its own dorm-wide energy war.
Gateway Center will provide a portal for entire region
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Apr 15, 3:04 p.m.
The recent stamp of approval by Governor Tim Pawlenty to keep the Gateway Center Project at the University of Minnesota, Morris in the state's bonding bill is good news not only for the Morris campus, but for the entire region as well.
First campus Relay for Life
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 14, 2:04 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will host it first annual Relay for Life event beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, and continuing all night to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 19, on the UMM Mall and in Oyate Hall.
UMM celebrates Beautiful U Day Thursday
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 14, 2:04 p.m.
UMM will join other University of Minnesota campuses to celebrate the 10th annual University of Minnesota Beautiful U Day on Thursday, April 17. The event is set between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. with tables set up in the UMM Student Center lobby for each event and giveaway.
First-ever environmental studies major registers
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 14, 2:04 p.m.
Sophomore Katie Laughlin registered for her fall 2008 classes as the first ever environmental studies major at UMM. The major will be available for students who choose to attend UMM this fall.
Students in Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program present their work
Judy Riley, Friday, Apr 11, 12:04 p.m.
Students who have participated in the 2007-08 Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program presented the results of their work April 7. This year's MMP had 12 projects in the disciplines of art, biology, political science, economics, philosophy, computer science, French, environmental science and education.
Pride Week events this week
Sarah Deutl '11, Anoka, Tuesday, Apr 8, 4:04 p.m.
"Pride Week is to celebrate who you are and where you come from," said Jen Hagen, treasurer of E-Quality at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Pride Week, an annual celebration at UMM that also takes place nationwide in late May or early June, is being celebrated locally this week.
Seussical performance tonight
Hayley Saccoman, Monday, Apr 7, 2:04 p.m.
The "Seussical" performance that was postponed on Friday evening has been rescheduled for Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets purchased for the Friday performance can be used for tonight's performance. Contact the Theatre Box Office at (320) 589-6249 with questions.
Julie Pelletier receives alumni association teaching award
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 7, 10:04 a.m.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Julie Pelletier is this year's recipient of the UMM Alumni Association Teaching Award. Thanks to the generosity of the UMM Alumni Association, the Morris campus recognizes its outstanding professors through this annual award, created by the alumni in 1994.
ZEV stops traffic on campus
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 7, 9:04 a.m.
A ZEV is stopping traffic these days on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Morris. For one thing, it has a distinctive look. Secondly, it travels at a slower than usual speed.
Senate panel showcases University of Minnesota, Morris
Judy Riley, Thursday, Apr 3, 3:04 p.m.
At a Senate hearing chaired by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar April 3, Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson was among three leading educators who described the way American colleges and their students are leading the fight against global climate change.
Chancellor Johnson to give Senate testimony on eliminating UMM's carbon footprint
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 2, 11:04 a.m.
Chancellor Jacquie Johnson will be one of three university leaders nationwide to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar invited Johnson to testify during the Senate committee hearing April 3 on "Examining Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at U.S. Colleges and Universities."
Ryan Barland "digs" internship at the National Museum of Ireland
Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville , Tuesday, Apr 1, 8:04 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris senior Ryan Barland attended the 2007 Study Abroad May session, Dig Tulsk, with UMM Professor of Art History Jimmy Schryver expecting to gain archaeological dig experience. Little did he know that he was on the verge of gaining much more. <br />
Public Engagement Day at UMM
Kim Ukura, The Center for Small Towns, Monday, Mar 31, 3:03 p.m.
The West Central Research and Outreach Center is just one of the places that will be featured as an example of public engagement efforts between UMM and the greater Morris community during UMM's Public Engagement Day Friday, April 4.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will address this year's graduating seniors
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 28, 2:03 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will address this year's graduating seniors during the annual Commencement ceremony at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. May 17 on the Morris campus.
Mike Kopel certified as second arborist at UMM
Judy Riley, Thursday, Mar 27, 4:03 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris gardener Mike Kopel has successfully completed the certified arborist examination administered through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the local Chapter of the ISA. Kopel, who has been employed by Plant Services at UMM for two years, joins UMM gardener Mieka Hoffman as a certified arborist for the campus.
McQuarrie, Schrunk Ericksen receive Horace T. Morse Award
Judy Riley, Monday, Mar 24, 2:03 p.m.
Two University of Minnesota, Morris faculty are among eight recipients systemwide of this year's Horace T. Morse University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Janet Schrunk Ericksen, associate professor of English, and Barry McQuarrie, associate professor of mathematics, have received the award.
Undergraduate Research Symposium April 4
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Mar 18, 9:03 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris students will participate in the 8th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at UMM on Friday, April 4. The event celebrates student scholarly achievement and showcases the variety and quality of research on campus.
30th annual Jazz Fest April 3-5
Judy Riley, Monday, Mar 17, 11:03 a.m.
Jazz Ensembles will host the 30th annual UMM Jazz Fest April 3-5. Several hundred area high school jazz musicians will join UMM and alumni jazzers, along with guest artists, trumpeter Byron Stripling and saxophonist Eric Marienthal, during the three-day event.
Concert Choir performs before Minnesota congressional delegation
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Mar 11, 4:03 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Kenneth Hodgson, performed March 10 before members of the Minnesota congressional delegation in the Agriculture Committee Hearing Room in Washington, D.C. The choir will perform a public "home concert" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Echoes of Cry of the Marsh broadcast, town hall meeting
Judy Riley, Monday, Mar 10, 3:03 p.m.
In the late 1960s, Swift County Minnesota resident Bob Hartkopf inspired thousands of young ecologists with his documentary, "Cry of the Marsh." Forty years later, Hartkopf's story is revisited with a more in-depth documentary, "Echoes of Cry of the Marsh," produced by the University of Minnesota, Morris.
TXT-U launched March 10 on Morris campus
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 7, 2:03 p.m.
Beginning March 10, 2008, the University of Minnesota, Morris launched TXT-U, the University of Minnesota's emergency notification text message system.
Juried Student Art Exhibition
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 7, 1:03 p.m.
Work by both art and non-art majors will be on view during the 2008 Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Gallery of Humanities Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota, Morris. An opening public reception will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The show runs March 27-April 19.
Showcase Day during Henjum Creative Study Institute
Judy Riley, Monday, Mar 3, 3:03 p.m.
Thirty students ages 12 to 17 from 18 area schools are on campus to participate in the 35th Annual Henjum Creative Study Institute through June 27.
Sherman Alexie will give World Touch Cultural Heritage Week keynote
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 28, 3:02 p.m.
A keynote presentation by novelist, poet and screenplay writer Sherman Alexie will kick off the 35th Annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week, March 24-April 1, at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Alexie will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, in Edson Auditorium.
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds fuel UMM's energy goals
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 28, 10:02 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson announces that UMM has received three Clean Renewable Energy Bonds that will continue to move the Morris campus forward as a national leader in renewable energy systems and to meet the campus goal of becoming energy self-sufficient by 2010.
Mock Trial team places first
By Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville, Wednesday, Feb 27, 1:02 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Mock Trial team finished first during the Upper Midwest Durst Memorial Regional Competition in Superior, Wis., February 8-10. UMM competed against teams from Madison, Carleton, St. John's and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, among others.
State of the U broadcast March 6
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 25, 10:02 a.m.
The public is invited to the campus of the University of Minnesota, Morris to view a broadcast of the annual State of the University address at 3 p.m. March 6 in the Science Auditorium.
Women, men advance to post-season basketball play
Brian Curtis, sports information director, Wednesday, Feb 20, 12:02 p.m.
Both the Cougar women's and men's basketball teams will make a trip to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference post-season tournament this week.
UMM to track sustainability via STARS
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 18, 11:02 a.m.
UMM has been selected to participate in the pilot phase of a rating system for sustainability in higher education called STARS—Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System.
Local Foods Farmers' Market and Meal
Theresa McMenomy, Local Foods Intern , Thursday, Feb 14, 10:02 a.m.
The public is invited to a night of homegrown food and entertainment on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The Fifth Annual Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Farmers' Market and Meal is just around the corner!
Environmental Studies major is option for UMM students next fall
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 12, 4:02 p.m.
A new interdisciplinary major will be available next fall for students who choose to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris. The new major in environmental studies will complement the renewable energy and sustainability initiatives that are already in place or in progress at UMM.
Driggs Lecture February 25
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 12, 1:02 p.m.
Sheldon Garon, Dodge Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University, will give the 23rd Annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture, "Keep on Saving: How Other Nations Forged Cultures of Thrift When America Didn't."
UMM among top 100 "best values," says Kiplinger
Judy Riley, Friday, Feb 8, 1:02 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is ranked among the top 100 colleges nationally as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students in the 2008 Kiplinger Best Values in Public Colleges exclusive survey.
Support the U Day February 20
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 7, 10:02 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris students, staff and faculty, alumni and volunteers will join with other U of M supporters at the Minnesota State Capitol for Support the U Day February 20.
See Paula O'Loughlin's KSTP news interview
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Feb 6, 8:02 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Associate Professor of Political Science Paula O'Loughlin joined the KSTP-TV news team during Eyewitness News at 4:30 p.m. on February 5 to talk about the role of media in politics.
Cougar women's soccer team and individuals earn academic awards
Brian Curtis, Tuesday, Feb 5, 12:02 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris women's soccer team has been recognized for their academic accomplishments for the 2007 season.
Hansel and Gretel is next Performing Arts Series offering
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 5, 11:02 a.m.
Theatre Sans Fil (Theatre Without Strings) will perform "Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Edson Auditorium at the University of Minnesota, Morris. This is a UMM Campus Activities Council Performing Arts Series event.
"Re-inventing a 'Green' Learning Environment" available online
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 4, 3:02 p.m.
Three administrators from the University of Minnesota, Morris gave a presentation on the topic, "Re-inventing a "Green" Learning Environment: 'Scripting' a Sustainable Campus," during the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The presentation is now online.
Benefits for Brian "BC" (Curtis) Brummond
Judy Riley, Friday, Feb 1, 9:02 a.m.
The Student Athlete Advisory committee has planned and will host two benefits for UMM and UMAC Sports Information Director, Brian "BC" [Curtis] Brummond.
Morris welcomes Community of Scholars visitors
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 28, 1:01 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will welcome approximately 80 students and their families per day February 1-2 (a total of 160 student visitors for the weekend) during the Community of Scholars Event, UMM's scholarship competition for incoming high school students.
UMM presence during AAC&U Conference in Washington, D.C.
Judy Riley, Friday, Jan 18, 12:01 p.m.
Three administrators from the University of Minnesota, Morris will present during the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 23-26.
Hilda Ladner named Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Diversity
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Jan 15, 3:01 p.m.
Hilda Ladner has been named as the Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Diversity and director of the Multi-Ethnic Student Program (MSP) at the University of Minnesota, Morris following a national search. Ladner will assume her role in March 2008.
Works from studio art faculty, past and present, displayed in Gallery
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Jan 8, 1:01 p.m.
Artwork from past and present University of Minnesota, Morris studio art faculty members who have made contributions to the studio art program over the past 47 years is on exhibit through March 14 in the Gallery of Humanities Fine Arts at UMM.
Ann Reed to perform at UMM
Judy Riley, Friday, Jan 4, 12:01 p.m.
Minnesota Public Radio and the University of Minnesota, Morris present singer, songwriter and guitarist Ann Reed in a Minnesota sesquicentennial celebratory concert, "Song for Minnesota," on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Edson Auditorium, Student Center. Special guest pianist Dan Chouinard will also perform.
Theatre production "The Birds" starts tonight
Hayley Saccoman, Theatre Publicity Office, Friday, Jan 4, 9:01 a.m.
The time is coming to migrate South of the norm! Be prepared to perch in the Humanities Fine Arts Black Box Theatre February 7-9 and nest down for UMM theatre discipline's production of Aristophanes' "The Birds." Show times are at 7:30 p.m. each evening, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 9.
UMM, District 206 Community Ed, Alexandria, offer lifelong learning courses
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 3, 11:01 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will partner with District 206 Community Education in Alexandria to offer lifelong learning courses in the Alexandria area in April 2008. Indulge your passion for learning with non-credit liberal arts topics taught by current and retired UMM faculty and other regional experts.
Jeff Ulrich '95, will deliver the 2008 Latterell Lecture
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 3, 11:01 a.m.
Jeff Ulrich '95, will deliver the 2008 Joseph J. Latterell Visiting Alumnus Program Lecture on January 31. His speech, to be given at 7:30 p.m. in Science 1020, is titled "From molecular dynamics to hedge fund mathematics: the career of a UMM physics graduate."
Make UMM a capitol priority!
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 3, 10:01 a.m.
The primary objective of the Gateway Center Project is to enhance access to one of the richest resources in the state — the University of Minnesota — by creating a portal to this distinctive coordinate campus for visitors, alumni, prospective students and their families, along with benefactors and friends.
Fifth graders learn that poetry can be fun
Judy Riley, Thursday, Dec 13, 10:12 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris students in Introduction to Literature classes have been working on a service learning project to help Morris Area Elementary School fifth graders learn about and write their own poetry.
'Tis always the season for civic engagement
Jesh Livstrom, '10, Roseville , Monday, Dec 10, 11:12 a.m.
Community Service and Volunteerism in the Office of Student Activities at UMM, along with the "service theme floor" in Independence Hall, an on-campus student residence, and other student organizations, are working together and partnering with off-campus groups in a variety of holiday giving projects.
Extra! Extra! Blog all about it!
Judy Riley, Friday, Dec 7, 2:12 p.m.
Want to know what students and faculty say about UMM? Find out what students who go to UMM are really up to by reading their blog.
Symphonic Winds to give final concert for semester on December 9
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Dec 4, 12:12 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Symphonic Winds will present its final concert of the 2007 calendar year on December 9 at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
First Year Seminar Jamboree this Thursday
Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville , Monday, Dec 3, 4:12 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will hold its annual First Year Seminar Jamboree this Thursday, Dec. 6. The Jamboree will feature a variety of presentations, all by first-year UMM students, in various venues throughout the Student Center.
Students "break a leg" with CLIMB theatre auditions
Melissa Weber and Sarah Deutl '11, University Relations , Monday, Dec 3, 3:12 p.m.
Thanks to a recent invitation to the company by theatre faculty Siobhan Bremer, UMM students learned firsthand about the world of theatre and got an opportunity to audition for CLIMB theatre of St. Paul.
PPTV, Media Services collaborate to broadcast Carol Concerts
Judy Riley, Friday, Nov 30, 8:11 a.m.
Pioneer Public Television, Appleton, and the University of Minnesota, Morris are collaborating to present the UMM holiday Carol Concert, "Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight!" on Pioneer Public Television.
Green Prairie Living and Learning Community to open in Fall 2010
Judy Riley, Thursday, Nov 29, 10:11 a.m.
Planning is underway to build a new residential life facility at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Designed for sustainable living, the Green Prairie Community will provide contemporary undergraduate student housing for 80 students in suite-style dwellings.
Christmas Flute Ensemble to provide prelude music for Carol Concerts
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Nov 27, 10:11 a.m.
The 2007 Christmas Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Jeanne Richards, will provide a prelude concert prior to the annual Carol Concerts to be performed by the University of Minnesota, Morris choirs.
An International Country Fair
Kim Melchert '10, Waconia , Monday, Nov 26, 11:11 a.m.
Students and faculty showcased the country where they have studied, traveled or worked during the annual International Country Fair hosted by the Center for International Programs and the Study Abroad Advising Service at UMM.
"Sew" appropriate for the holidays
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 26, 10:11 a.m.
Between shows, and as a way to improve their sewing skills, students in the UMM theatre costume shop sew receiving blankets for newborn babies in Stevens County.
Dr. Cheryl Contant named academic dean
Judy Riley, Friday, Nov 16, 12:11 p.m.
Dr. Cheryl K. Contant has been named vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean following a national search. Pending approval by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, Contant will assume her UMM responsibilities in the summer of 2008.
Choirs, flute ensemble perform during annual Carol Concerts
Kim Melchert '10, Waconia, UMM News Service , Friday, Nov 16, 12:11 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris choirs will present the annual Carol Concerts surrounding this year's theme, "Everywhere, Everywhere, Christmas Tonight," on November 30 and December 1 in the Morris Area Schools Concert Hall.
Campus video surveillance system under construction
Judy Riley, Thursday, Nov 15, 3:11 p.m.
Funding from Central Security on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus is being used to provide the infrastructure for and the installation of security cameras on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus.
Cornell U scholar will deliver annual Barber Lecture
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 12, 2:11 p.m.
Dr. Jonathan Culler, professor of English and comparative literature, Cornell University, will deliver the 2007 Barber Lecture, "Reading the Flowers of Evil Today," at 7:30 p.m. November 27 in 109 Imholte Hall.
Cougar basketball home games are Webcast
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 12, 2:11 p.m.
For the second consecutive year, the University of Minnesota, Morris is Webcasting Cougar men's and women's basketball home games via the official UMM Cougar Sports Network.
Improving the design of familiar tasks
Kim Melchert '10, Waconia, Thursday, Nov 8, 4:11 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris students involved with a Human-Computer Interaction course hosted a poster session on ways to improve the design of familiar tasks such as doing laundry, carpooling, saving energy and registering for or buying gifts for a wedding.
Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser yields over $750
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Nov 6, 8:11 a.m.
The annual UMM/City of Morris October Breast Cancer Fundraiser helped to raise awareness and over $750 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure effort. This year, over 50 UMM student, staff and faculty volunteers, along with others from off campus, knitted and crocheted scarves and hats to sell in the Student Center.
Computer science students present at prestigious OOPSLA
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 30, 4:10 p.m.
Computer science students Eli Mayfield and Kyle Roth presented a poster about their research on Java generics at the OOPSLA (Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications) Conference. The UMM submission was apparently the only one by undergraduate students.
Everybody talks about the weather, but...
Jesh Livstrom '10, Roseville , Tuesday, Oct 30, 9:10 a.m.
The installation of a weather station on top of UMM's science building helps the campus to contribute to the Citizen's Weather Observation Program, which feeds climatic data to such institutions as NASA and more than 4,000 universities and research institutions worldwide.
Taking the first STEP
Sarah Deutl '11, Anoka, Friday, Oct 26, 3:10 p.m.
A nearly half million dollar award from the National Science Foundation will be used for student-faculty research to encourage Native American students to graduate from science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) fields.
Bargaining for biomass
Kim Melchert '10, Waconia, Friday, Oct 26, 9:10 a.m.
Area farmers met at the University of Minnesota, Morris in September to discuss the details of supplying biomass for the biomass gasifier that is currently under construction on the Morris campus.
Pride of the Prairie Farmer's Market and Meal is today!
Theresa McMenomy, Local Foods Intern , Friday, Oct 19, 11:10 a.m.
The Fifth Annual Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Farmers' Market and Meal will offer information about and an opportunity to purchase locally grown food and hear performances by local musicians on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The public is invited to attend.
Vienna Boys' Choir to perform
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 16, 3:10 p.m.
The Vienna Boys' Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, as the next offering of the University of Minnesota, Morris Performing Arts Series. The performance, to be held in the Morris Area Concert Hall, will include selections from medieval to contemporary and experimental music.
Contours, Altered States in HFA Gallery
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 15, 11:10 a.m.
Jennifer Yerdon's "Contours" and Mikel Robinson's "Altered States" are on exhibit in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery through December 1. Yerdon's work appears in the Main Gallery and Robinson's work is on exhibit in the upper mezzanine gallery.
Al Franken at UMM during college week tour
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 9, 12:10 p.m.
The Student DFL at the University of Minnesota, Morris will host Al Franken at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the campus Science Auditorium. Franken, a DFL candidate for the U.S. Senate, will include a stop at UMM during his college week tour.
ELTAP to Thailand
Sarah Deutl '11, Anoka, Monday, Oct 8, 5:10 p.m.
A dream since her middle school days was realized when Theresa Novak traveled to Thailand this past summer through the English Language Teaching Assistant Program (ELTAP) at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind" opens UMM theatre season
UMM Theatre Publicity , Monday, Oct 8, 5:10 p.m.
Examine human existence, debate right and wrong, get down and dirty in classic Greek style and rhyme without reason. Relish the mad variety of human experiences all year long with another exciting, provoking and entertaining theatre season at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Campus Historic Preservation Plan receives Minnesota Preservation Award
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 8, 4:10 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Historic Preservation Plan has been awarded one of only 15 Minnesota Preservation Awards by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM).
U Board of Regents will visit Morris
Judy Riley, Friday, Sep 28, 2:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris and the Morris area community will welcome the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and University President Robert Bruininks October 10-12. The regents will hold their October monthly meeting on the Morris campus.
Super Saturday Science
Judy Riley, Thursday, Sep 27, 3:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will host "Super Saturday Science," an exciting opportunity for girls to expand their interest in science. Girls in grades five through seven are encouraged to attend and explore the fascinating realm of science with professionals.
Doris, Nichols to address 32nd Philosophy Colloquium
Judy Riley, Thursday, Sep 27, 3:09 p.m.
John Doris, associate professor of philosophy at Washington University, and Shaun Nichols, professor of philosophy at University of Arizona, will travel to the University Minnesota, Morris for the 32nd Midwest Philosophy Colloquium. They will speak in room 109 of Imholte Hall, UMM, on the topic "Frontiers of Moral Psychology."
Cosmo Girl! lists UMM among 100 best colleges for women
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 26, 2:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris offers an extraordinary college experience for women, says <i>Cosmo Girl!</i> UMM is listed among 100 colleges nationwide in <i>Cosmo Girl!</i>'s 100 Best Colleges supplement.
Chancellor Johnson featured during U's first Environment Roundtable on campus sustainability
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 26, 9:09 a.m.
The role higher education institutions can play in leading efforts towards environmental responsibility will be discussed during the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment's first Environment Roundtable.
Study abroad interests continue as undergraduates become alumni
Kim Melchert '10, UMM News Service , Thursday, Sep 20, 11:09 a.m.
Study abroad opportunities at the University of Minnesota, Morris offer students the opportunity to advance both academically and professionally. UMM alumna Kate Thanel '06, who traveled as a UMM undergraduate, is living and teaching English in French Guiana.
UMM joins other Minnesota colleges in receiving NSF grant
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 19, 12:09 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris, along with 15 other Minnesota colleges and universities led by the University of Minnesota, has received a $2.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help increase the number of under-represented minority students who complete undergraduate degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Gateway students aspire to succeed academically and socially
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 12, 5:09 p.m.
Fifteen students from Texas, Arizona, South Dakota and Minnesota participated in Gateway 2007 this summer. Students "aspire to succeed not only academically but also socially."
Homecoming 2007: A Red Carpet Affair
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Sep 11, 5:09 p.m.
You'll receive star treatment during Homecoming 2007 - "A Red Carpet Affair" - at the University of Minnesota, Morris. A fun-filled week of activities, reunions, movies and athletic competition is planned.
Neal Conan, Ensemble Galilei open Performing Arts Series
Judy Riley, Monday, Sep 10, 9:09 a.m.
National Public Radio's Neal Conan and Ensemble Galilei will open the 2007-2008 Performing Arts Series season. Conan, along with actress Lily Knight, will present a multi-media celebration of the world's great explorers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Edson Auditorium.<br /> <br />
Ken Burns' "The War" preview screening at UMM
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 5, 2:09 p.m.
Pioneer Public Television and UMM will host a preview screening of the highly anticipated PBS series from filmmaker Ken Burns, "The War," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The one-hour screening in Edson Auditorium will include selected highlights from the series. The event is free and open to the public.
National Student Exchange offers travel option for students
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 5, 8:09 a.m.
The National Student Exchange (NSE), a consortium of U.S. and Canadian colleges and Universities that includes the Morris and Twin Cities campuses, offers an affordable travel option for students.
Don't miss the 4th Annual Cougar Fest!
Judy Riley, Thursday, Aug 30, 2:08 p.m.
A full day of activities, athletic competition, food and fun await you when you attend the fourth annual UMM Cougar Fest on Saturday, Sept. 15!
UMM among best in the Midwest
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Aug 29, 2:08 p.m.
UMM has again been designated as "Best in the Midwest" in <i>The Princeton Review</i>'s 2008 survey of college students. The magazine also named UMM an "America's Best Value College."
Global Conference delegates tour
Judy Riley, Friday, Aug 24, 3:08 p.m.
Ninety delegates from over 40 countries stopped in Morris August 22 as part of the USDA Global Conference on Agricultural Biofuels.
Former American RadioWorks correspondent to give FYS convocation
Judy Riley, Thursday, Aug 23, 2:08 p.m.
John Biewen of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University will give the opening convocation for the 2007-2008 First Year Seminar. His presentation will be given on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Edson Auditorium.
"Natural Constructs" opens Gallery season
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Aug 21, 10:08 a.m.
The work of Timothy Frerichs and Brian Roberts are featured during "Natural Constructs," the first exhibit of the season in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery. Frerichs and Roberts are both Iowa artists and use the natural world as the inspiration for their work.
Fall Semester classes begin August 29
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Aug 21, 9:08 a.m.
The passing of area county fairs signals the end of the summer for many. It also marks the return of new and returning students, faculty and staff for another academic year at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Classes at UMM will resume for the Fall Semester on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Instinct told Isaiah Brokenleg '05 to help near site of bridge collapse
Judy Riley, Friday, Aug 17, 11:08 a.m.
A sense of community, perhaps, but basically sheer instinct drove UMM alumnus Isaiah Brokenleg immediately to assist the victims following the collapse of the I-35W bridge.
Briggs Library Associates Book Sale
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Aug 15, 11:08 a.m.
The Rodney A. Briggs Library Associates will hold their annual book sale on September 13 and 14 in Oyate Hall of the UMM Student Center. Donations of videos, DVDs, CDs and all types of books are still welcome.
Familiar names and faces join Cougar football coaching staff
Brian Curtis, Friday, Aug 3, 11:08 a.m.
Two familiar names will join the University of Minnesota, Morris football coaching staff this season. Grant Harding and Mark Ekren will work as linebacker coach and special teams and defensive backs coach, respectively.
Rory Larson named Cougar men's basketball assistant coach
Brian Curtis, Tuesday, Jul 31, 9:07 a.m.
Men's head basketball coach Paul Grove announced that Rory Larson has been hired as the assistant men's basketball coach for the Cougars. Both of Larson's parents attended UMM.
Amy Balk named Cougar women's basketball assistant coach
Brian Curtis, Tuesday, Jul 31, 9:07 a.m.
Tim Grove, head women's basketball coach at the University of Minnesota, Morris, has announced that Amy Balk has been hired as the new women's basketball assistant coach for the Cougars.
Associate Justice Lorie Gildea '83 named distinguished alumna
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jul 19, 10:07 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Board has named Lorie Skjerven Gildea '83 as the 2007 UMM Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. The award will be presented during the Alumni Association annual dinner meeting on Friday, Sept. 28, as part of UMM's Homecoming celebration.
Admissions to host open house August 10 for prospective students
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jul 19, 9:07 a.m.
Are you looking for college or university that will prepare you for a career and offer you a top-notch education? Look no further than the nationally acclaimed campus of the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Biomass groundbreaking event set for July 27
Judy Riley, Friday, Jul 6, 1:07 p.m.
The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new biomass facility to be constructed at UMM. The brief ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 27, at the construction site located next to the campus' Heating Plant.
The Lundstroms will provide WCSA All-School Reunion entertainment
Judy Riley, Friday, Jun 22, 4:06 p.m.
Lowell '57 and Connie Lundstrom will provide the entertainment during the 2007 WCSA All-School Reunion on Saturday, July 21, at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Kildegaard to research Denmark's wind energy policies
Judy Korn, Thursday, Jun 21, 12:06 p.m.
Kildegaard will conduct research on Denmark's wind energy policies as model for west central Minnesota economic development.<br />
Two key changes to UMM tuition beginning Fall 2007
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jun 21, 11:06 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris has announced that it will make two key changes to its tuition rates beginning Fall Semester 2007.
Fulbright Research Scholar says "thank you, Morris"
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Jun 19, 9:06 a.m.
As she returns to the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic, Iva Stuchlikova wants to say thank you to her colleagues and the new friends she has made. Since February, Stuchlikova has been working in Minnesota as a Fulbright research scholar.
Brady Alsaker to study development and culture in India
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Jun 13, 4:06 p.m.
Brady Alsaker will participate in the Minnesota Studies in International Development program in India beginning this fall. Alsaker received a NSEP scholarship.
Chancellor joins in Climate Commitment
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Jun 13, 4:06 p.m.
Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson joined over 250 other college and university presidents June 12 and 13 in formally committing to sharply reduce and eventually eliminate the campus' global warming emissions.
Alum establishes charitable foundation to assist the poor
Philip D. Drown II, Wednesday, Jun 13, 8:06 a.m.
Everyone loves a good success story - especially when that story has connections to the community in which one lives.
Biomass groundbreaking event set for July 27
Judy Riley, Friday, Jun 8, 3:06 p.m.
The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new biomass facility at UMM. The brief ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 27, at the construction site located next to the campus' Heating Plant.
Faculty-student collaborative research at UMM is rock-solid
Judy Riley, Friday, Jun 1, 8:06 a.m.
Some people are uneasy when they find themselves between a rock and a hard place. But that's exactly where Jim Cotter loves to be. An NSF award will fund Cotter's geological research with students this summer in Brazil.
Capital Normal University delegation visits UMM
Judy Riley, Wednesday, May 30, 1:05 p.m.
Five representatives from Capital Normal University in Bejing, China were UMM guests. The school is one of UMM's international exchange partners.
RSVP for UMM at the St. Paul Saints/"I Heart Rusty" event
Judy Riley, Thursday, May 24, 11:05 a.m.
Bring your family to the fourth annual UMM at the St. Paul Saints event set for Tuesday, Aug. 7. We'll honor UMM's own and former Saints PA announcer, Rusty Kath '03.
Ice Cream and Lollipops exhibit in its 37th year
Judy Riley, Wednesday, May 16, 4:05 p.m.
Now in its 37th year, the annual Ice Cream and Lollipops Children's Art Exhibit will be held May 23-25 in the UMM Humanities Fine Arts Gallery.
Osseo science class to learn about renewable energy
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Wednesday, May 9, 3:05 p.m.
Thirty-five ninth-grade students from Osseo (Minn.) Junior High School will learn about renewable energy and see firsthand how it can be utilized when they visit Morris on May 18.
Students part of winning team in Anishinaabe Quiz Bowl
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Wednesday, May 9, 9:05 a.m.
Two University of Minnesota, Morris students took first place as members of the Fond du Lac team during the First Annual Anishinaabe College Quiz Bowl at The College of St. Scholastica.
Student Liubing Chen reflects on her UMM experience
Bekah Deutl '08, Anoka, Sunday, May 6, 4:05 p.m.
Chen is one of 19 students from China who studied at UMM during the 2006-07 academic year.
Obeta, Lopez receive César Chávez Award
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Friday, May 4, 4:05 p.m.
Two members of the University of Minnesota, Morris community are recipients of the 2007 César Chávez Award. Andy Lopez, professor of computer science, and junior Miracle Obeta were nominated by the United Latinos at UMM for their outstanding leadership.
Student Honors and Awards day events May 11
Judy Riley, Thursday, May 3, 9:05 a.m.
The excellence of students at the University of Minnesota, Morris will be celebrated once more this year on Friday, May 11. The day's events include the Honoring Ceremony for American Indian graduates and the Student Honors and Awards Ceremony.
Commencement ceremony is on the Campus Mall
Judy Riley, Thursday, May 3, 9:05 a.m.
The 44th annual Commencement ceremony at the University of Minnesota, Morris will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, on the Campus Mall. The event will culminate the UMM experience for over 300 seniors who will receive bachelor's degrees this year.
Bike giveaway concludes Speakers and Spokes series
Matthew Bombyk, Service Learning Program Liaison, Wednesday, May 2, 1:05 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris students Jared Walhowe and Rene Maes gave away free bicycles in downtown Morris April 14. The bike giveaway was the third event in the "Speakers and Spokes" series.
Tim Grove named head women's basketball coach
Judy Riley, Wednesday, May 2, 1:05 p.m.
Athletic Director Mark Fohl announces that Tim Grove has been named head women's basketball coach at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Grove, who was selected following a national search, served as interim head coach for the Cougars women's basketball team this past season.
Jacqueline Johnson inaugurated as UMM's fifth chancellor
Judy Riley, Tuesday, May 1, 8:05 a.m.
With all of the pomp and circumstance befitting an academic ceremony and mixed with an ample dose of good-natured humor, the fifth chancellor for the Morris campus, Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, received the inaugural medallion in a daylong public celebration April 20.
Concert Choir tours Scandinavia
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Monday, Apr 30, 1:04 p.m.
Thirty-six University of Minnesota, Morris Concert Choir members will travel to Scandinavia as a part of this year's May session. Included in eight performances will be combined concerts with the Royken Vocal Ensemble Choir, Copenhagen Christian Church Congregation and the Musikgymnasium Choir.
Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program participants present projects
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 30, 1:04 p.m.
Participants in the University of Minnesota, Morris Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program (MMP) recently presented 10 research projects on a variety of topics.
Jen Lund receives Someplace Safe award
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Friday, Apr 27, 8:04 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Campus Police Officer Jennifer Lund has received the Someplace Safe Award in recognition of her work with sexual assault victims. Lund said that she is "very honored to be recognized."
"Echoes of the Cry of the Marsh" premieres locally
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 25, 4:04 p.m.
"Echoes of the Cry of the Marsh" is a documentary that takes a deeper look at wetland restoration in Minnesota and chronicles one citizen's dedication to that issue. The program, produced by Media Services at the University of Minnesota, Morris, premiered locally at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, on Pioneer Public Television, Appleton.
Senior Art Exhibitor gets Library Art Award
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 25, 12:04 p.m.
The work of Jacquelynn Sullivan has been selected to receive a Briggs Library Art Award. Her piece,"Deconstruction," was selected from the 2007 Senior Art Exhibit at UMM.
Students excel during MICS event
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 25, 10:04 a.m.
Andy Korth and Tyler Hutchison won one of the two best undergraduate paper awards for their paper during the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium 2007 held April 20-21 in Grand Forks, N.D.
Princeton Review applauds UMM
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 25, 9:04 a.m.
UMM is again named one of the "Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges" by <i>The Princeton Review</i>. Listed among the most academically outstanding colleges in the nation, the University's Morris campus is designated as one of the best overall bargains based on cost and financial aid.
James Gambrell receives Paterson Award
Theresa Novak '08, Coon Rapids, Tuesday, Apr 24, 4:04 p.m.
Senior James Gambrell has received the 2007 Paterson Award in Psychology for Outstanding Senior Undergraduate Student in Minnesota. The award recognizes and encourages high achievement in psychology at the undergraduate level.
Katherine Benson invited as delegate to China this summer
Judy Riley, Thursday, Apr 19, 10:04 a.m.
Katherine Benson will be among over 100 women nationwide to represent the Women in Higher Education Professional Delegation to China. The delegates will visit the cities of Beijing, Xi'an and Kunming in China this summer.<br />
Sixth graders, UMM students partner in creative drama
Judy Riley, Thursday, Apr 19, 9:04 a.m.
Sixth grade students from the Morris Area Elementary School recently participated in a variety of activities with students in Siobhan Bremer's Creative Drama with Children class.
Role of biomass in transportation fuels presentation Monday
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 18, 8:04 a.m.
Dr. Ravi Randava, president, COO and co-founder of Unitel, will give a free public presentation on "The role of biomass in transportation fuels" at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in the Science Auditorim.
Register for Summer Scholars
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Apr 17, 8:04 a.m.
For 22 years UMM has offered high school students an opportunity to attend "summer college" through the Summer Scholars program. UMM's two-week Summer Scholars program offers students a chance to earn two college credits and experience college life.
Beautiful U Day grants to enhance campus
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Monday, Apr 16, 11:04 a.m.
The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) at the University of Minnesota, Morris, is one of several groups University wide to receive a Beautiful U Day grant. The nearly $1,000 grant, funded by the University system, will fund an art painting project.
Tinman Triathlon coming April 28
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Monday, Apr 16, 10:04 a.m.
The annual Tinman Triathlon will be held on Saturday, April 28, starting at 9 a.m. with the first heat in the Regional Fitness Center pool.
Five long-time faculty and staff mark retirement this year
Judy Riley, Friday, Apr 13, 2:04 p.m.
Five long-time staff and faculty members will mark their retirement from the University of Minnesota, Morris at the end of this academic year. The nearly 175 years of combined service and dedication to the campus will be recognized during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on April 26.
Still time to register for Symposium on Small Towns June 5-6
Judy Riley, Thursday, Apr 12, 12:04 p.m.
What's in the Future for Our Small Schools and Rural Communities? The theme of the Fifth Annual Symposium on Small Towns June 5-6 at UMM is "Leveraging Resources to Improve Schools and Communities."
Rusty Kath '03 "called up" to the majors
Judy Korn, Thursday, Apr 12, 9:04 a.m.
The former "voice of the Cougars" and St. Paul Saints public address announcer is the new in-stadium emcee for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Quartetto Gelato is final Series event this year
Judy Riley, Thursday, Apr 12, 8:04 a.m.
Quartetto Gelato will bring classical masterworks, operatic arias and sizzling tangos to the University of Minnesota, Morris Edson Auditorium stage with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
Pride Week April 9-14 celebrates diversity, accomplishments
Crystal Oko '07 Woodbury , Wednesday, Apr 11, 12:04 p.m.
Annual Pride Week events at UMM will get underway April 9 with the Opening Ceremony at 4 p.m. on the Campus Mall. The week celebrates the diversity and accomplishments of the GLBT supporting community on campus.
Sodexho Campus Services recognized
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Wednesday, Apr 11, 11:04 a.m.
Sodexho Campus Services is being recognized as a leader in an area related to overall health and wellness, that of implementing a general diet of healthy eating for UMM's students, staff and faculty.
ELTAP fulfils Zaq Clemens' quest for South American experience
Bekah Deutl '08, Anoka, Tuesday, Apr 10, 3:04 p.m.
A search for international experience on an interactive level led Zaq Clemens '08, Minneapolis, to participate in the University of Minnesota, Morris' English Language Teaching Assistant Program (ELTAP).
New York Theatre Tour is learning and collaborative experience
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Tuesday, Apr 10, 11:04 a.m.
Nineteen UMM students, Siobhan and Peter Bremer and Morris resident, Mary Ann Scharf, enjoyed a variety of theatre-related experiences during this year's Spring Break Theatre Tour of New York.
Wood-fired kiln to be fired April 19-22
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Tuesday, Apr 10, 10:04 a.m.
The seventh firing of UMM's wood-fired kiln will take place April 19-22 at the kiln site just north of the UMM horse pasture. About three cords of dead or dying wood found around the campus will be used over the approximately 60-hour firing process.
UMM to exhibit at Living Green Expo
Christine Mahoney, Monday, Apr 9, 3:04 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will be an exhibitor during the Living Green Expo on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Expo is Minnesota's largest environmental event.
Alumna Lorie Gildea will give Commencement keynote
Judy Riley, Monday, Apr 9, 9:04 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris alumna Lorie Gildea, will be the keynote speaker for this year's Commencement ceremony at UMM, to be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, on the campus Mall.
Pride Week: Taking pride in who you are
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Monday, Apr 9, 12:00 a.m.
Annual Pride Week events at the University of Minnesota, Morris will get underway April 9 with the Opening Ceremony at 4 p.m. on the Campus Mall. The week celebrates the diversity and accomplishments of the GLBT supporting community on campus.<br />
David Roberts receives Faculty Distinguished Research Award
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Friday, Apr 6, 4:04 p.m.
David Roberts, associate professor of mathematics, is the recipient of the 2007 Faculty Distinguished Research Award. The award, established in 2000, recognizes sustained research and/or artistic productivity of a UMM faculty member over the course of a career.
Cougars part of Hancock Owls' class act
Judy Riley, Friday, Apr 6, 3:04 p.m.
They're still talking about the Hancock Owls girls' basketball team and the three coaches who nurtured the team throughout its phenomenal season - three coaches, each with her/his own story and all with close ties to the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Sarah Buchanan is recipient of the UMM Alumni Association Teaching Award
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Apr 4, 4:04 p.m.
Sarah Buchanan's gifts of teaching and mentoring students as well as what her students contribute both in and outside the classroom are an unwritten piece of Buchanan's teaching "syllabus" and a key to why Buchanan was chosen as this year's recipient of the UMM Alumni Association Teaching Award.
UMMers "Pay It Forward" during annual spring break tour
Bekah Deutl '08, Anoka, Wednesday, Apr 4, 3:04 p.m.
Twenty-three UMM students traveled throughout the nation serving communities and people during Spring Break 2007.
Paula O'Loughlin is recipient of Horace T. Morse Award
Crystal Oko `07, Woodbury , Tuesday, Apr 3, 2:04 p.m.
Paula O'Loughlin, associate professor of political science, is a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Horace T. Morse University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.
Undergraduate Research Symposium will showcase research by UMM students from every academic discipline
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Monday, Apr 2, 3:04 p.m.
The research of over 100 UMM students will be showcased during the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Minnesota, Morris Friday, April 20. The Science Atrium will be filled with poster presentations and Imholte Hall's classrooms will be bustling with oral presentations.
Renowned pianist Valentina Lisitsa to perform
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 30, 1:03 p.m.
Renowned pianist Valentina Lisitsa will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Recital Hall of Humanities Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Tickets are on sale at Sarlettes Music, Willie's Super Valu, the Student Center Information Desk at UMM, and at the UMM Music Office, HFA 55.
Football standout Adam Turgeon '07 receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 29, 8:03 p.m.
Annually awarded to only 87 men and 87 women of the NCAA's 380,000 athletes, the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship honors students who excel athletically and academically, and demonstrate outstanding citizenship and service to others.
Eagan Heath is a Truman Scholar
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Mar 28, 8:03 a.m.
Eagan Heath, UMM junior from Idaho, is among 65 Truman Scholars named this year. Heath will be awarded a $30,000 scholarship for graduate or professional school tuition to prepare for a career in public service.
Emily Stout receives Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Friday, Mar 23, 4:03 p.m.
Most students with two majors, a minor and an area of concentration would never dream of graduating in four years and maybe not even five, but University of Minnesota, Morris student, Emily Stout, Minneapolis, will do just that by continuing her fifth year of education in Ecuador.
Benefit for UMM student, Tiffany Thielke
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Mar 21, 5:03 p.m.
A Sloppy Joe Benefit for University of Minnesota, Morris student Tiffany Thielke will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Glenwood Senior Center.
State of the U address broadcast today
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Mar 21, 12:03 p.m.
The public is invited to the campus of the University of Minnesota, Morris to view a broadcast of the annual State of the University Address in the Science Auditorium, Room 2950 Science, beginning at 4 p.m. today.
The moon rocks!
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Mar 21, 8:03 a.m.
Do you ever find yourself gazing up at the moon? Would you like to know a little more about what it's like up there? Well, here's your chance!
Register by June 8 for Henjum Creative Study Institute
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 9, 4:03 p.m.
The Henjum Creative Study Institute, a two-week summer enrichment program with day and residential options, offers a unique variety of art, music and technology topics for gifted and talented students age 12 to 17. The Institute will be held June 11-22. Registration forms will be accepted through June 8.
UMM and District 206 Community Education in Alexandria to offer lifelong learning courses
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 9, 11:03 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) will partner with District 206 Community Education in Alexandria to offer lifelong learning courses in the Alexandria area in April 2007.
Final session of 31st Midwest Philosophy Colloquium
Judy Riley, Friday, Mar 9, 10:03 a.m.
Eric Olson, professor of philosophy, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, will address the final session of the 31st Midwest Philosophy Colloquium on the Colloquium topic of Personal Identity. Olson will speak on "When Do We Begin and End?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Newman Center.
Holte '08 studies at Oxford University
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 8, 2:03 p.m.
Study abroad allows Holte the opportunity to experience higher education in England and extensive travel.
Molly Kuether '08 to study in Costa Rica and maybe India...again
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 8, 2:03 p.m.
As an intern in the UMM Center for International Programs, Molly Kuether shares her love of study abroad with other University of Minnesota, Morris students.
Molly Kuether '08 to study in Costa Rica and maybe India...again
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 8, 2:03 p.m.
As an intern in the UMM Center for International Program, Kuether shares her love of study abroad with other UMM students.
Holte '08 studies at Oxford University
Judy Korn, Thursday, Mar 8, 2:03 p.m.
Study abroad allows Holte the opportunity to experience higher education in Oxford and travel throughout England, and to Scotland, Ireland, Norway, France, and Poland.
UMM prepares Norgren '08 for ELTAP in Ecuador
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 6, 3:03 p.m.
In a few short weeks, Ecuador and its people challenged University of Minnesota, Morris ELTAP participant Amanda Norgren's mind and captured her heart.
Study abroad instills passion for China and its people
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 6, 2:03 p.m.
During fall semester, University of Minnesota, Morris junior Savannah Schulze studied at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China.<br /> <br />
Czech Republic: A place to teach and to learn for Hoeschen '07
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 6, 12:03 p.m.
UMM's Global Student Teaching (GST) program fulfills two passions in Rachel Hoeschen's life—teaching and traveling.
Peterson '77 "pulled" by the Pacific
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 6, 11:03 a.m.
Jeff Peterson '77, an international business attorney, makes Vancouver his homebase, but his work place may be anywhere in the world.<br />
Jessica Nelson '03 studies music in Brazil
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Mar 6, 10:03 a.m.
Nelson studies at a Sao Paulo conservatory, teaches bassoon lessons, and plays at every opportunity that presents itself.
Becky Houdek '07, finds student teaching in New Zealand challenging and fulfilling
Judy Korn, Monday, Mar 5, 3:03 p.m.
Through the Global Student Teaching Program, UMM students can student teach in 49 different countries. Houdek chose New Zealand, and she's not disappointed.<br /> <br />
Iverson '05 experiences Japanese culture as JET teacher
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 2, 3:03 p.m.
Since August 2005, Becky Iverson '05 has been a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET).
Chemistry major begins Anderson's career to high-finance
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 2, 3:03 p.m.
Denise Anderson '83 makes her home in Zurich, Switzerland, the "financial capital of the world."
Brabender '67-leyenda del baloncesto en Espana
Judy Korn, Friday, Mar 2, 3:03 p.m.
Wayne Brabender, a UMM Cougar athlete and a 1967 graduate, is a basketball legend in his adopted country of Spain.
De Montpellier, France a Morris, Minnesota
Rebekah Deutl '08, Anoka, Friday, Mar 2, 3:03 p.m.
International student Guillaume Chauvin, Montpellier, France, believes studying abroad is a valuable experience,and he's pleased with his decision to study at UMM.
Support the U day March 28
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Thursday, Mar 1, 3:03 p.m.
Hundreds of University of Minnesota supporters, including students, faculty and staff from the Morris campus, will join together for a noon rally at the state capitol rotunda on Wednesday, March 28, in honor of Support the U day.
Inaugural celebration, Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 20
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Feb 28, 11:02 a.m.
The public is invited to attend the inauguration of Dr. Jacqueline R. Johnson as chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris. The event will be held Friday, April 20.
Juried Student Art Exhibition
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 27, 11:02 a.m.
Work by both art and non-art majors will be on view during the 2007 Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Gallery of Humanities Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Alum Nate Metcalf is champion on "Jeopardy!"
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Tuesday, Feb 27, 10:02 a.m.
"Just one game" is what Nate Metcalf, University of Minnesota, Morris alumnus, kept repeating to himself when he was preparing for his appearance on the classic game show, "Jeopardy!"
Plan-It-Green re-set for March 31
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 27, 10:02 a.m.
Area fifth and sixth grade students will have an opportunity to discover that it IS easy being "green" during a new hands-on program called Plan-It-Green set for March 31.
Tlen Huicani performance will be this Sunday
Judy Riley, Friday, Feb 23, 3:02 p.m.
The Performing Arts Series performance of Tlen Huicani, award-winning musicians from Veracruz, Mexico, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, has been rescheduled to this Sunday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium.
Symphonic Winds to perform "Lord of the Rings" Concert
Judy Riley, Friday, Feb 23, 1:02 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Symphonic Winds invites the community to a concert on March 4 at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall on the UMM campus. A free reception will immediately follow the concert.
Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Expo
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Thursday, Feb 22, 8:02 a.m.
Come join in a feast of Minnesota home-grown food and locally grown entertainment during The Pride of the Prairie Spring Local Foods Expo Thursday, March 1, at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The public is invited to attend.
Iron Chef competition
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Feb 21, 12:02 p.m.
You may have seen it on the Food Network television channel. Now an Iron Chef competition is coming to UMM this Saturday.
World Touch Cultural Heritage Week: "Diversity and Civility"
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Monday, Feb 19, 3:02 p.m.
"Diversity and Civility—Will it Happen in Our Generation?" will be the focus of the 34th annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week (WTCHW), March 19-24, at the University of Minnesota, Morris. A variety of events will be sponsored by the Multi-Ethnic Student Program at UMM. The week promotes awareness and educates the community regarding local and world diversity.
Trumpet, woodwinds jazz greats are on tap for Jazz Fest 2007
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 19, 1:02 p.m.
The Jazz Ensembles at the University of Minnesota, Morris will host the 29th annual Jazz Fest March 29-31. Several hundred area high school jazz musicians will join UMM and alumni jazzers, along with two guest artists, during the three-day event.
Opera Workshop to perform March 7-8
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Monday, Feb 19, 10:02 a.m.
Music students from the Opera Workshop class will bring the opera, "Only Fools Fall in Love," to Oyate Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 7-8.
Carol Ford grows greens in Milan
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Monday, Feb 19, 9:02 a.m.
UMM's own Carol Ford will be one of the presenters during The Home Grown Economy conference, to be sponsored at UMM in April by Congressman Collin Peterson.
Party for the U!
Judy Riley, Friday, Feb 16, 11:02 a.m.
Looking for a good party? Attend the "Party for the U"! Kristen Farmer, University of Minnesota, Morris student legislative coalition director, invites UMM students to attend this recruitment event to prepare for the upcoming Support the U Day.
Children's Theatre to present "Wind in the Willows"
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Friday, Feb 16, 9:02 a.m.
Every year since 1969 the University of Minnesota, Morris theatre discipline has immersed children in a theater experience through its children's theatre production. This year will be no exception as UMM theatre will present the classic children's tale, "The Wind in the Willows."
Mattie Lasch '05 involved with Raptor Force video
Judy Korn, Friday, Feb 16, 8:02 a.m.
Mattie Lasch '05 served on the Raptor Resource Project team that collected in-flight video for Raptor Force, a PBS Nature documentary.
Todd Hickman named Cougar head football coach
Judy Riley, Thursday, Feb 15, 1:02 p.m.
Athletic Director Mark Fohl announces that Todd Hickman has been named head football coach at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Hickman, who was selected following a national search, replaces Ken Crandall who resigned his position in December. Hickman will begin his duties immediately.
Students are successful at theatre festival
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 13, 3:02 p.m.
Nineteen theatre students from the University of Minnesota, Morris attended productions and workshops and auditioned and competed for a variety of awards during the American College Theatre Festival.
Tlen-Huicani is next Performing Arts Series event
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 13, 1:02 p.m.
Tlen-Huicani will bring the traditional folk music of Veracruz, Mexico to the University of Minnesota, Morris Edson Auditorium February 24 as a part of the 2006-2007 Performing Arts Series.
Today's State of the U address will be rescheduled
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 13, 12:02 p.m.
President Robert Bruininks' State of the University address, which was scheduled for this afternoon, will be rescheduled. <br />
Pioneer Public TV special on Saturday to recognize PY&G
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Monday, Feb 12, 4:02 p.m.
A special one and one-half-hour program on Pioneer Public Television this Saturday will recognize 20 years of the popular gardening series, "Prairie Yard and Garden (PYG)," which is produced by Media Services at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Student's original composition on CD
Theresa Novak ‘09 Coon Rapids, Monday, Feb 12, 1:02 p.m.
Ben Karlen, a senior music major at the University of Minnesota, Morris, has composed a piece of music which was recorded on a CD, titled "Holidays of the New Era."
Student's original composition on CD
Theresa Novak '09 Coon Rapids, Monday, Feb 12, 1:02 p.m.
Ben Karlen, a senior music major at the University of Minnesota, Morris, has composed a piece of music which was recorded on a CD, titled "Holidays of the New Era."
Presentation by Unitel president to be rescheduled
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 12, 11:02 a.m.
The presentation by Dr. Ravi Randhava, president, COO and co-founder of Unitel, postponed from February 26, will be rescheduled, possibly in April. Watch for more details.
Anne Meyer '04 exhibits at Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Gallery
Bekah Deutl '08, Anoka, Friday, Feb 9, 3:02 p.m.
Wood fired ceramics and ink paintings exhibited at the PRCA reflect artist Anne Meyer's experience at St. John's Pottery and her travels to Japan.
Tickets for Jazz Fest 2007
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 6, 2:02 p.m.
Ticket order forms are available for "three days of hot jazz," coming to the University of Minnesota, Morris Thursday-Saturday, March 29-31.
Four members of Symphonic Winds nominated to the 2007 CBDNA's Intercollegiate Honor Band
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 5, 2:02 p.m.
Four members of the UMM Symphonic Winds have been nominated to the 2007 College Band Directors National Association's Intercollegiate Honor Band.
Valentines for Veterans
Judy Riley, Monday, Feb 5, 11:02 a.m.
Veterans who reside at the St. Cloud Veterans Hospital will be remembered this Valentine's Day by residence hall students at UMM.
Servant of Two Masters
Theatre Publicity, Monday, Feb 5, 9:02 a.m.
It's time for another night at the theatre! And what a night it will be when the UMM theatre discipline presents Carlo Goldoni's classic "The Servant of Two Masters," an Italian comedy fashioned in the Commedia dell' Arte tradition.
Saturdays at 7
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Friday, Feb 2, 3:02 p.m.
The Campus Activities Council at the University of Minnesota, Morris will be implementing a new program during the month of February to encourage students to celebrate on campus on Saturday nights.
Lineup of events set to celebrate Black History Month
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids , Friday, Feb 2, 3:02 p.m.
The Black Student Union at the University of Minnesota, Morris will sponsor a variety of activities throughout February to commemorate Black History Month.
Four candidates for head football coach to be interviewed
Brian Curtis, Thursday, Feb 1, 3:02 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Athletic Director Mark Fohl has announced that four candidates have been selected to interview for the position as head football coach at UMM.
Take the pledge! Win the war!
Troy Goodnough, Wednesday, Jan 31, 3:01 p.m.
UMM is engaged in a war where everybody wins. The Campus Wars competition among several Minnesota colleges and universities is designed to lower electricity and heat consumption at a rate that exceeds the month of February over the previous three years.
Symphonic Winds perform in Nassau, Bahamas
Bekah Deutl '08, Anoka, Tuesday, Jan 30, 3:01 p.m.
The UMM Symphonic Winds traveled to the Caribbean as their 2007 winter tour destination, performing both on land and sea.
UMM alumni respond to U-wide Connecting With Our Alumni survey
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 29, 4:01 p.m.
Over 15,000 alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris had an opportunity to participate in the largest alumni survey of all University campuses ever to be conducted by the University of Minnesota.
Rescheduled - Collin Peterson to sponsor The Home Grown Economy conference at UMM
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 29, 3:01 p.m.
To be rescheduled, possibly in April.<br /> <br /> In an effort to address and explore how local foods can be an economic development engine for rural communities, Congressman Collin Peterson has announced that he is sponsoring a conference called The Home Grown Economy: Foods from Local Farms as an Economic Development Tool.
The Home Grown Economy conference at UMM rescheduled for April 2
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 29, 3:01 p.m.
After winter weather forced postponement, Congressman Collin Peterson announced that The Home Grown Economy: Foods from Local Farms as an Economic Development Tool conference has been rescheduled for Monday, April 2.
PZ Myers exchanges theories with Richard Dawkins
Judy Riley, Monday, Jan 29, 3:01 p.m.
Paul Z. "PZ" Myers, assistant professor of biology at UMM, has a theory of evolution that he recently took right to the source - the birthplace and home of Charles Darwin.
The Minnesota Miracle Abandoned?
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Monday, Jan 29, 12:01 p.m.
Jessica Anderson grew up in a small rural community in Mapleton, Minn. So when Greg Thorson, UMM associate professor of political science, approached her about co-authoring a research paper that investigates funding in rural schools. Anderson jumped at the chance.
Poetry event kicks off Women's Week
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Monday, Jan 29, 11:01 a.m.
A variety of events are planned to celebrate women and to showcase their accomplishments during Women's Week at UMM February 5-10. The theme for this year's Women's Week is "Women United."<br />
Search begins for head football coach
Judy Riley, Friday, Jan 26, 8:01 a.m.
University of Minnesota, Morris Athletic Director Mark Fohl reports that plans for a smooth transition in leadership for the Cougar football program following Ken Crandall's resignation in December have begun.
French Film Festival location changed for March 4
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Jan 24, 9:01 a.m.
Entre Nous and the French discipline will bring the Tournées Film Festival to UMM and to residents in Morris and surrounding communities. This year, the Festival will include five award-winning feature films from across the francophone world.
Global Issues Honors Consortium
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Tuesday, Jan 23, 3:01 p.m.
An exciting new program at UMM will offer students a global experience ranging from courses in a UMM classroom to collaboration with other students nationwide and culminating with a travel abroad opportunity.
The Minnesota Miracle Abandoned?
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Monday, Jan 22, 2:01 p.m.
Jessica Anderson grew up in a small rural community in Mapleton, Minnesota. So when Greg Thorson, an associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, Morris, approached her about co-authoring a research paper that investigates funding in rural schools. Anderson jumped at the chance.
Plan-It-Green event to be rescheduled
Judy Riley, Friday, Jan 19, 9:01 a.m.
Plan-It-Green (P.I.G.), a new pilot program for area fifth and sixth grade students originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17, will be rescheduled, perhaps in the spring. <br /> <br />
Learning by sharing best practices
Judy Riley, Thursday, Jan 18, 8:01 a.m.
The Center for Small Towns and the Global Student Teaching Program at UMM will exhibit during the first-ever Quality Fair set for Thursday, Jan. 25, in McNamara Alumni Center.
Legislative Network Meeting with U held at UMM
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Jan 17, 9:01 a.m.
Six area legislators and approximately 50 campus and community residents attended a Legislative Network District 11 Meeting held January 12 at UMM.
Students involved in campus-community partnerships
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Tuesday, Jan 16, 4:01 p.m.
Students have discovered numerous opportunities to work with communities in the west central region by becoming involved in campus-community partnerships facilitated by the Center for Small Towns.
A Taste of Asia
Judy Riley, Thursday, Dec 21, 3:12 p.m.
The "Many Faces of Asia" will be the focus during Asian Awareness Week, January 22-27 at the University of Minnesota, Morris. "Everyone is invited to learn about the different people in Morris as well as a lot about the countries that UMM students are from."
KUMM tower moves closer to a reality
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Thursday, Dec 21, 10:12 a.m.
The student-run radio station at the University of Minnesota, Morris has already written a long chapter in UMM history. This year it will be writing a new chapter as the relocation of the station's tower moves closer to becoming a reality.
Research rocks!
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Friday, Dec 15, 3:12 p.m.
Jamey Jones, a geology professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris, was recently awarded a grant from Montana State University and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Coach Crandall resigns
Judy Riley, Thursday, Dec 14, 1:12 p.m.
UMM head football coach Ken Crandall has announced that he will resign effective December 20. Crandall will assume the head football coaching position at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.<br /> <br />
Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat will focus on issues of white privilege
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Wednesday, Dec 13, 11:12 a.m.
About 50 students from the University of Minnesota, Morris will participate in the ninth annual Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat (MSLR) in late January. The retreat, which is coordinated through the Office of Student Activities at UMM, will be held January 26-28, 2007, at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls.
Service and learning are ageless
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Wednesday, Dec 13, 10:12 a.m.
A group of students at the University of Minnesota, Morris learned a lot about themselves while creating a memorable experience by working with older adults. Students studied adulthood and aging Fall Semester in a course that combines learning with service.
Symphonic Winds to perform
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Dec 6, 9:12 a.m.
The UMM Symphonic Winds invites the community to attend their 2006 final performance on Sunday, Dec. 10. The performance will feature works to be performed during the group's Caribbean Cruise tour in January 2007.
Men's soccer members earn UMAC post-season honors
Brian Curtis, Monday, Dec 4, 10:12 a.m.
In its first year of existence, the UMM men's soccer team had four members who earned Upper Midwest Athletic Conference all-conference honors with two first-team selections and two honorable-mention awards.
Cougar women's soccer lands seven on all-conference team
Brian Curtis, Monday, Dec 4, 10:12 a.m.
Seven members of the UMM women's soccer team won first-team Upper Midwest Athletic Conference all-conference honors in the post-season awards announced recently.
Karger-Gatzow named women's cross country co-coach of the year
Brian Curtis, Monday, Dec 4, 10:12 a.m.
UMM women's cross country coach Jeremy Karger-Gatzow has been named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference co-coach of the year.<br /> Karger-Gatzow led the Cougar women's cross country team to their highest finish ever.
Volunteers share the holiday spirit
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Friday, Dec 1, 8:12 a.m.
In the spirit of the holidays, students, staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota, Morris are coordinating a variety of volunteer projects that will benefit local individuals and families as well as those in communities surrounding Morris.
Beadwork workshop culminates American Indian Awareness Month
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Nov 29, 11:11 a.m.
Twenty students, staff and faculty - a capacity registration - participated in a beading workshop November 28, sponsored by the Circle of Nations Indian Association (CNIA) at UMM. The event culminated the celebration of American Indian Awareness month.
First Year Seminar Jamboree: Exploring human diversity
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Monday, Nov 27, 4:11 p.m.
Human diversity will be illustrated in a variety of ways by 27 sections of First Year Seminar students during the annual First Year Seminar Jamboree. The event will be held throughout the Student Center on Thursday.
First Annual UMM Senior Banquet
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Nov 21, 3:11 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Class of 2007 will be honored during the First Annual UMM Senior Banquet, which is being sponsored entirely by the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association. Only those students who plan to graduate in December 2006 or May 2007 may attend.
Gallery exhibit, - "Lineage" - features works by Tracy Otten
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Nov 21, 10:11 a.m.
The UMM Humanities Fine Arts Gallery will present the exhibition, "Lineage," featuring works by Theresa (Tracy) Otten, UMM assistant professor of studio art. The exhibition will feature a selection of Otten's new work as well as prints from artists that have influenced her over time.
The Human Face of Immigration
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 20, 9:11 a.m.
UMM faculty Steve Gross, assistant professor of history, and Solomon Gashaw, associate professor of sociology, were guest speakers during The National Issues Forum November 8 at the Morris Senior Citizens Community Center.
How long does it take a peanut to burn?
Judy Riley, Friday, Nov 17, 3:11 p.m.
How long does it take a peanut to burn? If you had 40 pieces of candy to divide among 40 people, would you keep all of it or would you share it equally with the entire group? These are among the renewable energy questions that junior high students from Buffalo found answers to when they visited UMM.
One of the best buys in college education
Judy Riley, Friday, Nov 17, 12:11 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is one of the Best Buys in College Education, according to Barron's Ninth Edition. "As a public honors college, UMM remains steadfastly committed to its core values of quality, access and service," said James Morales, associate vice chancellor for enrollment.
Le Tour de France-UMM style!
Rebekah Deutl '08, Coon Rapids, Wednesday, Nov 15, 3:11 p.m.
Entre Nous, UMM's French Club, and the French discipline sponsored National French Week activities, including the "grueling" Le Tour de Morris.
Building community
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury , Tuesday, Nov 14, 8:11 a.m.
UMM students are doing more than just hitting the books this fall - they are giving back to the community. The work of Matt Harren, Eagle Bend, and Shawn Olson, Thief River Falls, has impressed others who work with the Stevens County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
The Messiah performance by choir, orchestra
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 13, 10:11 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Ken Hodgson, will perform G. F. Handel's most famous work, "The Messiah." The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in Recital Hall of Humanities Fine Arts at UMM.
The Weir is Meiningens' offering
Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 13, 9:11 a.m.
Meiningens Student Theatre at the University of Minnesota, Morris announces an exciting and innovative production, "The Weir" by Connor McPherson, part of the 2006-07 theatre season of "Love, Literature, and Laughter."
Coach of the Year
Brian Curtis, Friday, Nov 10, 2:11 p.m.
UMM head football coach Ken Crandall was named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) North Division and Conference Coach of the Year. Crandall led the Cougars to their first-ever UMAC championship with a thrilling 27-20 come-from-behind overtime win over Rockford College at the Metrodome November 3.
Star-struck
Judy Riley, Thursday, Nov 9, 10:11 a.m.
When you wish upon a star, it may make no difference who you are, but to Gordon McIntosh and University of Minnesota, Morris students who together are studying the stars, it's the stars that make the difference.
Three-peat for UMM women's soccer team
Christine Mahoney, Tuesday, Nov 7, 3:11 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris women's soccer team upsets top-ranked St. Scholastica 1-0 in double overtime to win their third straight Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) post-season title.
UMM Symphonic Winds will host Band Festival and Honor Band
Judy Riley, Friday, Nov 3, 3:11 p.m.
Two concerts will be performed when the University of Minnesota, Morris Symphonic Winds hosts the 28th Annual Band Festival and Honor Band November 10 and 11.
Campus comes together for Anti-Hate Rally
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Nov 1, 5:11 p.m.
Students, staff and faculty came together November 1 on the campus mall in what was billed as an Anti-Hate Rally. The rally was sponsored by H.E.A.T. (Hate Education Awareness Team).<br />
Farmers' Market, Fall Feast offer homegrown fare
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Nov 1, 8:11 a.m.
Mark your calendars for the Pride of the Prairie Farmers' Market and Fall Feast coming to the University of Minnesota, Morris on Thursday, Nov. 9. The public is invited to enjoy homegrown food and entertainment.
UMM joins inaugural committee on renewable energy
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 31, 12:10 p.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris will join only 25 institutions nationwide in creating a national higher education steering committee on renewable energy. Lowell Rasmussen, UMM's associate vice chancellor for physical plant and master planning, has been invited to serve as a founding member of the Higher Education Steering Committee (HEC) of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).
Center for Small Towns, City of Morris win Carter Award
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 31, 11:10 a.m.
The Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota, Morris and the City of Morris together have won the Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration. The award was presented by Minnesota Campus Compact during ceremonies held October 30 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Former astronaut and senator John Glenn was the keynote speaker.
New York Theatre Ballet to perform November 11
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 30, 4:10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of superb dance as the Performing Arts Series at UMM presents the New York Theatre Ballet, one of America's most accomplished and widely respected chamber ballet companies. The company's performance of "He Loves/She Loves: A Radio Reverie" will be given at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in Edson Auditorium.
"I am just plain overwhelmed!"
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 30, 3:10 p.m.
"I am just plain overwhelmed!" With these words, David C. Johnson described his emotions Saturday (October 28, 2006) as his first Morris residence - a campus residence hall - was named in his honor, David C. Johnson Independence Hall.
What a win!
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 30, 11:10 a.m.
What a win! What a win! Words can't describe the excitement Friday night (October 27, 2006) at the Metrodome when the University of Minnesota, Morris Cougar football team captured their first-ever Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) championship.
"Whos" invited to the annual Carol Concerts? The Grinch and YOU!
Judy Riley, Friday, Oct 27, 4:10 p.m.
The UMM Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Hodgson and in collaboration with the UMM theatre discipline will present the 2006 Carol Concert, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," December 1-3, at the Morris Area Concert Hall.
Meth in the Heartland: A Community Response
Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids, Friday, Oct 27, 4:10 p.m.
Educating the public and dispelling myths about the drug methamphetamine has been a recent project on which the University of Minnesota, Morris and City of Morris have collaborated.
UMM team takes first in computer competition
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Oct 25, 8:10 a.m.
One of two UMM teams who participated in the 2006 Digi-Key Collegiate Computing Competition placed first overall. "In fact," declared Nic McPhee, UMM computer science faculty and the group's adviser. "UMM's name was called at least once in the results for every event at this year's event."<br />
Cougars in first-ever UMAC championship game this Friday
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 24, 2:10 p.m.
The Cougar football team will play in their first-ever Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) championship game this Friday, Oct. 27, in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. UMM will meet Rockford College in an 8 p.m. game.
Food drive unofficial results are in!
Judy Riley, Friday, Oct 20, 9:10 a.m.
<i>(Drum roll, please.)</i> The unofficial results are in: 3,797.2275 pounds of food was collected during the October 18 Trick-or-Can/Cans Across America food drive, a cooperative partnership between UMM and the off-campus Morris community. The food was transported Thursday to the Stevens County Food Shelf.
David C. Johnson Independence Hall celebration
Judy Riley, Friday, Oct 20, 9:10 a.m.
When David C. Johnson became the third chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris in 1990, his first home in Morris was a room in Independence Hall, traditionally a student residence hall on the campus. To honor the bond with students that was forged during Johnson's quarter-long stay at this first residence, UMM will rename the hall in Johnson's honor as David C. Johnson Independence Hall.
Sarah Buchanan juries at international film festival
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Friday, Oct 20, 9:10 a.m.
Sarah Buchanan, UMM associate professor of French, was one of seven women worldwide chosen to participate on the jury for the Second International Women's Film Festival held in early September 2006 in Salé, Morocco.
Mike S. Adams to speak at UMM
Judy Riley, Thursday, Oct 19, 4:10 p.m.
Mike S. Adams, a professor of criminology and sociology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, will deliver a lecture, titled "How to Make Friends and Annoy Feminists" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in 109 Imholte Hall at UMM.
Classic Film Festival brings together two classic themes
Crystal Oko '07, Woodbury, Thursday, Oct 19, 9:10 a.m.
Two classics will come together during the 8th Annual Classic Film Festival October 27-29. Four classic films will be shown in original 35mm format on the big screen at the historic Morris Theater.
UMM a homecoming for Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson
Judy Korn, Thursday, Oct 19, 12:10 a.m.
Johnson tells us more about herself, her family, her first impressions—information not found on a curriculum vitae. Through a question and answer session, you are invited to meet UMM's new chancellor, Jacqueline R. Johnson.
October is Scholarship Month
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Oct 18, 5:10 p.m.
The Office of Admissions at the University of Minnesota, Morris announces two new competitive first-year scholarships for students who enroll at UMM beginning fall 2007.
Sundown Rundown 5K walk/run planned
Judy Korn, Wednesday, Oct 18, 2:10 p.m.
Cross-country team and Cougar alumni organize Sundown Rundown 5K walk/run
Set a world record, make a local difference
Judy Riley, Friday, Oct 13, 1:10 p.m.
UMM will attempt to break a Guinness Book of World Records record for the largest food drive by a non-charitable organization in a 24-hour period. You can help during a food drive on October 18.
UMM at first-ever Northland Bioneers Conference
Christine Mahoney, Friday, Oct 13, 9:10 a.m.
UMM will be a partner, sponsor and exhibitor and interactive workshop presenter at the first annual Northland Bioneers Conference October 20-22 on the Minneapolis Community & Technical College campus. The "earth-honoring conference" is hosted by Northland Sustainable Solutions.
Schechtman to address Philosophy Colloquium
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Oct 11, 9:10 a.m.
Marya Schechtman, professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will address the first session of the 31st annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium. Schechtman's lecture, on the Colloquium's overall theme of Personal Identity, will be given at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23.
Get the latest buzz about science
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 10, 1:10 p.m.
Greg Cuomo, former head of the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, and Troy Goodnough, sustainability coordinator at the University of Minnesota, Morris, will be Scientists on the Spot during Science Buzz, hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Jawaahir Dance Company is next PAS event
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 3, 2:10 p.m.
The Jawaahir Dance Company will bring Middle Eastern culture to UMM's Edson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, as a part of the 2006-2007 Campus Activities Council Performing Arts Series. One of only three such dance companies in the U.S., Jawaahir will perform traditional folk and contemporary dances that are a fusion of Arabic and Western elements.
"Crimes of the Heart" returns to UMM theater
Judy Riley, Tuesday, Oct 3, 1:10 p.m.
UMM will open its 2006-2007 theater season with "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. November 1-4 with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. November 4. All performances will be in the Humanities Fine Arts Proscenium Theatre.
Take Back The Night observance
Judy Riley, Monday, Oct 2, 3:10 p.m.
The City of Morris in conjunction with the Women's Resource Center at UMM and the University of Minnesota, Morris, will celebrate the observation of Take Back the Night on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Briggs Library Associates Annual Book Sale
Judy Riley, Thursday, Sep 28, 2:09 p.m.
The Rodney A. Briggs Library Associates will hold their annual book sale in Oyate Hall of the Student Center at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Kirsten Jaglo is Latterell Visiting Alumna
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 26, 12:09 p.m.
Dr. Kirsten Jaglo '94, an expert in plant molecular biology and U.S. international climate change policy, is the University of Minnesota, Morris 2006 Latterell Visiting Alumna.
Dr. Jerome McGann to deliver Barber Lecture
Judy Korn, Tuesday, Sep 26, 11:09 a.m.
Dr. Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan University Professor, University of Virginia, will deliver the 2006 Barber Lecture, "Philology in a New Key: Humane Studies in Digital Space," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in 109 Imholte Hall (formerly the Social Science building) at UMM.
Artist Don Sherman '64 exhibits during 2006 Meander
Rebekah Deutl '08, Anoka, Tuesday, Sep 26, 10:09 a.m.
Don Sherman, a 1964 UMM art studio graduate, is one of 45 regional artists participating in the 2006 Meander—Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl, a self guided tour of artist studios, galleries and shops.
Wet weather didn't dampen Homecoming spirit!
Judy Riley, Monday, Sep 25, 2:09 p.m.
Gray skies and nearly non-stop precipitation couldn't dampen the spirit of Homecoming 2006, "The Great Outdoors," this past Friday and Saturday. It was a weekend of wins for Cougar athletics and a successful sampling of fun-filled events attended by returning UMM alumni, current students, staff, faculty and area community residents.
Ray Schultz receives Wilde Award
Judy Riley, Monday, Sep 25, 9:09 a.m.
Ray Schultz, associate professor of theater at the University of Minnesota, Morris since 2000, has received a Wilde Award for Theatre Excellence from the Detroit Area's GLBT newspaper Between the Lines. The award was for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance last summer in "Take Me Out" at Performance Network in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Performing Art Series gets MSAB grant
Judy Riley, Monday, Sep 25, 9:09 a.m.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Student Activities has received a $5,500 grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for the 2006-07 Performing Art Series. The Series has benefited from an MSAB grant for more than 20 years.
Al Franken live and in person
Judy Riley, Friday, Sep 22, 1:09 p.m.
Controversial radio show host and personality Al Franken will host "The Al Franken Show" live and in person in Edson Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Morris. The public is invited to attend the Air America Radio broadcast, which will air live from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.
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COPC grant to celebrate milestone
Judy Riley, Wednesday, Sep 20, 10:09 a.m.
The Community Outreach Partnership Center's (COPC) Partnership in Morris has reached a milestone. For the past one and one-half years, this program has been creating partnerships between UMM and the City of Morris with a focus on community revitalization.