Volume Nine, Edition Four
December 5, 2013
- Save the Date for Midwinter 2014
- Enjoy Photos from the 2013 Scholarship Jubilee
- EPA Recognizes Morris for Leading Green Power Use
- Thank You for Your Gifts throughout the Year
Morris on the Move:
Mesa, Arizona Alumni Event—February 10, 2014
Midwinter—February 20, 2014
Alumni news and events:
The campus community gathered to celebrate outstanding research and artistic activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and retirees at Morris’s third Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments. Enjoy these photos from the lively event!
American pedagogical theorist Gloria Ladson-Billings served as the 2013 Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Liberal Arts. Check out these photos of her lectures, workshops, discussions, and more!
This year Morris hosted its largest Scholarship Jubilee to date! With nearly 300 donors, students, family members, and friends in attendance, the event gave scholarship recipients the chance to thank the individuals who make their awards possible. Take a look at the photos today!
Last month the UMMAA brought together more than 75 alumni and students for the Morris Pizza Ranch Event. Attendees enjoyed good food, fun, and conversation. Enjoy the photos!
Call for Nominees: UMMAA Distinguished Alumni and UMMAA Board of Directors
The UMM Alumni Association invites you to submit nominations for the 2014 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award, which honors alumni who make noteworthy contributions in their professional lives, in public service, and in service to the University of Minnesota. You are also invited to submit nominations for the UMMAA Board of Directors. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at email@example.com or 320-589-6066.
Come create your very own masterpiece and enjoy a drink with Morris alumni friends! Art & Elixir owner Tara Connolly ’08 will be on hand to help you paint your own work of art for $35. Complimentary refreshments sponsored by the UMMAA. The event takes place on March 27 at Poor Richards in Bloomington. Register online by March 24!
Save the Date: The Little Mermaid at Chanhassen
Join the UMMAA for lunch and a matinee performance on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Group tickets available soon. Come see 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Ann Michels ’92 in Disney’s The Little Mermaid ensemble. Morris alumni will gather prior to the event for coffee and conversation!
The award acknowledges diverse students doing outstanding work at the University of Minnesota.
Morris appears at No. 28 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Top 30 On-site list of the largest green power users.
Campus Hosts Legislative Guests
In November Morris welcomed the House Capital Investment Committee as part of a tour to see and hear cases for proposed bonding requests. On December 12, the campus will welcome Senators Terri Bonoff and Greg Clausen of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee. The purpose of the visit is for Senator Bonoff to learn more about higher education.
From the Philanthropy File:
Thank You for Your Gifts throughout the Year
As we approach the end of 2013, we want to express our deep gratitude to all who have given to Morris throughout the year. Gifts of all sizes and to all parts of campus are testaments of your support and connection to Morris. If you haven’t yet made your gift to Morris, there is still time—please click on the following link to make a gift online or call 320-589-6386. Once again, thank you to everyone who has made a gift to Morris in 2013. You have our most sincere gratitude.
In partnership with the University of Minnesota Foundation, 100 percent of all gifts designated to the Morris campus are received by and invested in the Morris campus. Make your gift today.
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