Past Green Campus News
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Composting in the Green Prairie|
|Brittany Grady '17, Kaiserslautern, Thursday, Oct 3, 8:10 a.m.
Students have established a new and sustainable waste disposal process in the Green Prairie Community.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Construction of the Green Prairie Community Nears Completion|
|Jenna Ray, Wednesday, Jul 10, 1:07 p.m.
After more than five years of planning and seven months of labor, construction of the new Green Prairie Living and Learning Community is nearly complete.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 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.
|Fresh Local Foods in a Fresh Location|
|Kristian Nyberg, Morris Healthy Eating, Thursday, Jun 21, 1:06 p.m.
Morris area Farmers Market grand opening held Thursday, June 14, was huge success.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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...."
|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."
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!"
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|"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.
|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.
|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.
|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."
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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 />
|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.
|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.
|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
|Steger Foundation Cimate Change Webinar|
|Rebecca Webb, Tuesday, Aug 10, 10:08 a.m.
View-only webinar sponsored on campus by Minnesota GreenCorps and the Office of Sustainability and Plant Services.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Pride of the Prairie Fall Farmers Market 2010|
|Rebecca Webb, Monday, May 3, 10:05 a.m.
Fall Feast follows. Join us to:<br /> <br /> -restock your pantry with the best foods from the prairie<br /> -enjoy a delicious local foods community dinner <br /> -celebrate the 10th year of the Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Initiative
|Pride of the Prairie Fall Feast 2010|
|Rebecca Webb, Monday, May 3, 10:05 a.m.
Follows the Farmers Market. Join us to:<br /> <br /> -restock your pantry with the best foods from the prairie<br /> -enjoy a delicious local foods community dinner <br /> -celebrate the 10th year of the Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Initiative
|Pride of the Prairie Spring Farmers Market 2011|
|Rebecca Webb, Monday, May 3, 10:05 a.m.
Community Foods Dinner follows. Join us to restock your pantry with the best foods from the prairie and enjoy a delicious local foods community dinner.
|Spring 2011 Community Foods Dinner|
|Rebecca Webb, Monday, May 3, 10:05 a.m.
Follows the Farmers Market. Join us to restock your pantry with the best foods from the prairie and enjoy a delicious local foods community dinner.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Area organizations aim to get residents to eat healthy, locally|
|Christine Mahoney, Friday, Jan 29, 9:01 a.m.
Four area organizations and Big Stone Lake Area Local Foods Group are working to advance healthy eating and locally grown food through a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Prevention Minnesota.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Morris Wetlands Management District presentation|
|Rebecca Webb, Wednesday, Nov 25, 8:11 a.m.
Styron Bell of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be visiting UMM to talk with interested students, faculty, and staff about the Morris Wetlands Management District
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Screening, "Journey to South Africa"|
|Christopher Butler, Thursday, Oct 8, 2:10 p.m.
Viewing of one-hour documentary about 25 farmers traveling to rural South Africa to share ideas about sustainable farming. Short panel discussion afterward and reception to follow in the Alumni Room.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Forum on University Sustainability Goals and Outcomes|
|Rebecca Webb, Friday, Apr 17, 3:04 p.m.
Vice President Kathleen O'Brien will lead the discussion, joined by University of Minnesota Sustainability Coordinator Amy Short. Note location change from Prairie Lounge.<br /> <br />
|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.
|Asking the Big Questions|
|Peter Bremer, Wednesday, Apr 8, 12:04 p.m.
Be part of the discussion as the Asking the Big Questions group finishes the book Plan B 3.0. Special presenter Economics Professor Arne Kildegaard.
|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.
|Campus to screen "Planet Earth" series|
|Rebecca Webb, Wednesday, Mar 18, 2:03 p.m.
CAC Films and the Biology Club will present a series of afternoon screenings at 1:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium on March 28, April 4, April 11, and April 18.<br /> <br /> <br />
|Olson-Loy presents "Small and Sustainable" at NASPA 2009|
|Rebecca Webb, Tuesday, Mar 17, 9:03 a.m.
Sandy Olson-Loy, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Morris, along with Cathy Kramer (Dean of Students at Warren Wilson College) and Sarah Luke (Associate Dean of Student Life at College of the Atlantic), presented material on sustainability on small campuses at the 2009 NASPA "Student Affairs Administrators In Higher Education" conference in Seattle on March 10, 2009.
|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.
|Morris featured in "Sustainability Smarts"|
|Rebecca Webb, Friday, Feb 27, 4:02 p.m.
The Morris campus is featured in an ACUI publication on best sustainability practices for college campuses.
|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.
|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.
|Enabling Power Saving Features|
|Computing Services, Tuesday, Jan 6, 1:01 p.m.
U.S. college students could save more than 2.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year by enabling power saving features on their desktop computers. That equals an annual savings of more than $200 million in energy costs and a 1.8 million-ton reduction of CO2 emissions from the operation of computers--equivalent to taking more than 350,000 cars off the road.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|"UMM Strives for Sustainability" video|
|Rebecca Webb, Tuesday, Oct 28, 3:10 p.m.
"Out here on the prairie, we're making the best use of the raw materials..." <br /> Video and transcript available at http://www1.umn.edu/urelate/newsservice/Multimedia_Videos/morris_sustainability.htm
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|UMMers participate in State Fair environment panel|
|Rebecca Webb, Wednesday, Sep 17, 8:09 a.m.
Lowell Rasmussen, vice chancellor for finance and facilities, David Fluegel of the Center for Small Towns and student Kate Grabosky, were participants in The Environment and Great Outdoors Panel at the Minnesota State Fair August 26. The proceedings, a Minnesota Sesquicentennial event, were broadcast over Twin Cities Public Television.
|Lowell Rasmussen featured in AASHE interview series|
|Rebecca Webb, Tuesday, Sep 9, 3:09 p.m.
The third installment of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education series features UMM's Lowell Rasmussen.
|Obama Heartland for Change Tour|
|Rebecca Webb, Monday, Sep 8, 9:09 a.m.
This Morris stop on the Minnesota Obama tour features an energy panel spotlighting how America's farmers have been at the forefront of the renewable fuels movement.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 />
|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.
|"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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|UMM at Sustainability Conference|
|Judy Riley, Wednesday, May 3, 9:05 a.m.
Student and staff representatives from the University of Minnesota, Morris will attend the inaugural Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Conference May 17-19.
|Renewable Energy events|
|Judy Riley, Tuesday, Feb 14, 1:02 p.m.
Minnesota's potential for taking the next step in renewable energy will be explored in two separate meetings February 27-28 at the West Central Regional Outreach Center and the University of Minnesota, Morris.
|UMM and WCROC highlighted in The Furrow|
|Christine Mahoney, Friday, Dec 2, 9:12 a.m.
The renewable energy efforts of the University of Minnesota, Morris and the West Central Research and Outreach Center are highlighted in the December 2005 issue of The Furrow. The article is titled, "Power of the Future."
|UMM garners Green Power Award|
|Judy Riley, Monday, Nov 7, 3:11 p.m.
UMM and the City of Morris are partnering in a variety of signficant renewable and alternative energy projects.
|UMM, City are leaders in renewable and alternative energy initiatives|
|Judy Riley, UMM News Service, Friday, Nov 4, 9:11 a.m.
|UMM receives USDA, DOE grant|
|Judy Riley, UMM News Service, Friday, Nov 4, 9:11 a.m.