Volume Eight, Edition Twelve
June 6, 2013
- Cruise Lake Minnewaska with the UMMAA
- Enjoy 2013 Commencement Photos and Video
- UMMAA Announces Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
- Your Gifts Inspire and Welcome Incoming Students
Morris on the Move:
Join the UMMAA at these upcoming events!
Morris Alumni at the Nationals Ballpark—Sunday, June 9
Friends of Cougar Football Golf Outing—Friday, June 14
Thumper Pond, Ottertail
Alumni Networking Breakfast and Tour Opportunity—Thursday, June 20
Lake Minnewaska Boat Cruise Event—Wednesday, July 24
Morris Alumni at the Saint Paul Saints—Thursday, August 1
Alumni news and events:
2013 Commencement in Images
WCSA Alumni Garden Planting
West Central School of Agriculture (WCSA) alumni returned to campus for a favorite annual tradition: the WCSA Garden Planting. They joined current students and the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving for a sunny morning in the garden. Photos are now online.
Hats off to Thee, Mr. Togeas!
Students, staff, faculty, and friends gathered to celebrate the final chemistry class taught by Jim Togeas, professor of chemistry. Togeas retired from the discipline this spring after 51 years of teaching and 7,000 lectures. Enjoy a video of his farewell tribute.
The Green Prairie Community Art Committee is looking to purchase original two- and three-dimensional artwork to exhibit in the new Green Prairie Living and Learning Community. Selected pieces will also become part of the University’s permanent art collection. The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 15. For more information or to submit an entry, contact Michael Eble, HFA Gallery curator, at 320-589-6285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morris Network
Whether you are just entering the workforce, are willing to mentor alumni and students through networking opportunities, or are somewhere in between, Morris Connect is right for you! Using the strength of the Morris network, alumni are learning just how valuable the program is as a source of job, internship, and career possibilities through networking. Sign up for Morris Connect and link to your Twitter feed or LinkedIn profile for even more networking opportunities! If you have questions, please contact Erin in the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at 320-589-6067 or email@example.com.
Save the Date—Homecoming 2013
Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2013: September 27–29! Do you have an idea for a special reunion gathering? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at 320-589-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Morris Campus News:
The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2013 UMMAA Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: James “Doc” Carlson ’65, Mathew J. LeFebvre ’87, and Ann Michels ’93.
Barbara Burke, associate professor of communication, media, and rhetoric, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Vidzemes Augstskola in Latvia during the 2013–14 academic year.
Morris hosted a premiere of Dakota Wicohan’s documentary film, Dakota Iapi Teunhindapi : We Cherish the Dakota Language. This nonprofit organization was co-founded by Teresa Luckow Peterson ’91.
From the Philanthropy File:
Your Gifts Inspire and Welcome Incoming Students
As we welcome new alumni to the UMM Alumni Association, we also look forward to inviting incoming students to campus this fall. Beautiful, stimulating, and engaging, Morris is the ideal setting for shaping future leaders. Your gifts today have an impact on these students of tomorrow. Abigail Zerfas ’17 writes,
”I would like to thank all contributors for the UMM Alumni Association scholarship I have received. It is an excellent honor and I am proud to be using it for my time at Morris. I am very excited to start my college career, and knowing that there is such a wonderful alumni association at Morris to help support me only makes the experience all the more great.”
Combined gifts of all sizes make a big difference in the lives of Morris students. Please make your gift today and welcome the Class of 2017!
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.
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