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The University of Minnesota, Morris Weekly Bulletin is published by University Relations weekly August through May, and monthly over the summer. Submissions accepted by noon on Wednesday of publication. Send items electronically for inclusion in the Weekly Bulletin to Judy Riley, at . The next summer issue will be Wednesday, July 2.

The Minnesota House and Senate have both passed a bonding bill which
includes $8,600,000 for UMM for renovating the Social Science Building and
improving fire protection systems in three campus residence halls. As WB
goes to press, the Governor has not yet signed the bill.

TREC Program (Tutoring, Reading, Enabling Children) invites families with
children to Storytime at the Library on Saturday, June 7. This
extra-special Storytime will feature performances by 7th grade speech
students at the Morris Area High School. The students learned about
writing and storytelling during an artist residency with Laine Cunningham
earlier in the school year. Cunningham's residency was supported by the
Lake Region Arts Council and the Morris Friends of the Library. Storytime
at the Library will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the childrens'
section of the Morris Public Library. If you have any questions, please
call Sue Dieter at 589-4394 or Dave Johnson at 589-4400.

Seventy junior and senior high school students will be on campus for the
annual Henjum Creative Study Institute June 9-20. The two-week summer
enrichment program will include classes in Raku, printmaking, photography,
web page design, computer art, radio broadcasting, theatre, jazz ensemble,
vocal music and creative writing. Contact Jacki Anderson or Karen Johnson,
ext. 6450, for further information.

Reception for the Brush & Palette Club of Alexandria will be held 6-8 p.m.
Monday, June 9, at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Center, 630 Atlantic
Ave. Come for refreshments, meet the artists, and have a look at their
work. Artists are Susan Engle, Barbara Mateer, Linda Frisell, Doris Judson,
Ruth Barsness, June Troje, and Kay Spencer. Their work includes oil,
watercolor, collage, mixed media, and water media. For more information,
contact Athena Kildegaard, coordinator, Prairie Renaissance Cultural
Alliance, 585-5037.

Argie Manolis (English) will read her poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12,
at Patrick's Cabaret in Minneapolis. The reading is part of a reading
series featuring glbt poets of Minnesota.

The campus is enthusiastically invited to hear musicians extraordinaire
Peter Ostroushko and Dirk Freymuth on the eve of the First Annual Small
Towns Symposium, to be held June 10 and 11 at UMM. Evening performance is
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, in Edson Auditorium. Advanced tickets for
the performance are available at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance,
630 Atlantic Avenue, or the Center for Small Towns office. Tickets are $12
general admission, $8 seniors and those 18 and under, and $6 UMM students.
Former music director of "A Prairie Home Companion," Ostroushko has come to
be regarded as one of the finest mandolin and fiddle players in acoustic
music. Freymuth performs throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada, playing
everything from rock and jazz to medieval and traditional music. Contact
Barb Hesse, Center for Small Towns at, or ext. 6451
with questions. Complete event agenda available at:

The University board of regents will hold its annual open forum from 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, to hear comments regarding the
University's fiscal year 2004 (July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004) budget. The
forum will be held on the Twin Cities campus in the board room, 6th floor,
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis. At its June 13
meeting the board will review the president's budget recommendations for
the biennium. The board is expected to act on the budget at a special
meeting on Thursday, June 26, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Individuals wishing to
speak at the forum must sign up by noon June 10, by calling the board
office at (612) 625-6300 or writing to: Board of Regents, Suite 600,
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Mpls MN 55455. Request must
include the speaker's name, home and e-mail addresses, the group
represented and/or relationship to the University, if any, and a general
presentation topic. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes. If there
are more speakers than time allotted, the board will draw up a
representative list. Written materials may be submitted to the board office
until June 13.

Approximately 140 members of The Vegetation Management Association of
Minnesota and The Minnesota Association of County Ag Inspectors will
participate in a Vegetation Management Education Workshop at UMM June
23-25. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandy Olson-Loy, along with
Morris Mayor Carol Wilcox and WCROC Head Greg Cuomo, will provide the
welcome. Associate Professor of Biology Margaret Kuchenreuther will present
on the topic, "Prairies and Prairie Restoration in West Central Minnesota."
Kuechenreuther's presentation will be at 8:30 a.m. June 24, in Oyate Hall.

UMM team members who will participate in the annual Relay for Life on
Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, are: Joel Blaha, Nancy Carpenter, Wendel
Cox, Anna Dronzek, Jennie Joiner, Ron Kubik, Argie Manolis, Erica Moltzan,
Paige Tighe, and Leah Voigt. Donations are being accepted for the American
Cancer Society Relay for Life. Those who wish their donation to go to the
team member with the fewest pledges can send donations to Argie Manolis,
Humanities Division.

There will be no ticketing in the North, Central, East & South Lots, during
the summer months, until the beginning of the semester - August 25, 2003.
The RFC Lot will be enforced as are the 20 Minute Zones.


UMM faculty from four different divisions have received a grant to begin
developing cross-disciplinary assessment tools to be implemented at all
levels of teaching/learning activities from classroom assessment to program
assessment. The grant is sponsored by the New Teachers New Technology
(NTNT) program directed by Dr. Craig Kissock and administrated by Bill
Riggs, both from the Division of Education. The grant will address the use
of instructional technology to enhance assessment. Grant recipients are
Dian Lopez, computer science Katherine Benson, psychology Michelle Page,
education and Jenifer Cushman, German.

Three women wrestlers will compete in the World Team Trials on June 20-22
in Indianapolis in their bid to make the U.S. National Team. Representing
UMM in the Trials will be freshman Sharon Jacobson, sophomore Patrice
Crenshaw and junior Katie Ross. The top three place finishers make up the
U.S. National Team, and the champion represents the U.S. in the 2003 World
Championships in Madison Square Garden in late September.

Head wrestling coach Doug Reese had his first book published this month,
"Take It To The Next Level: Performance Principles for Life". The book is
available for now only on Reese's internet site at:

Bettina Blake served as one of about 20 judges for the annual statewide
high school oral French contest April 29, sponsored in Minneapolis by the
Minnesota Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. The
Contest, titled "A Vous La Parole [Your Turn to Speak]," involved almost
800 high school and middle school students from some 29 schools, public and
private, mostly in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. They recited
poetry or prose, presented scenes from plays, sang, or gave extemporaneous
speeches, all in French. The contest was held at the newly renovated
Coffman Memorial Union on the Twin Cities campus.

Basil Meyer, UMM athlete from 1983-1987, is one of eight members named to
the 2003 NSIC Hall of Fame. Meyer helped lead the Cougar football team to
the NIC Championship in 1986 and was named All-Conference, All-District and
NAIA All-American at tight end. In baseball he was named to the
All-Conference team as a pitcher three times and the All-District team in
his senior year. A native of Nevis, Meyer lives in Apple Valley where he is
a software engineer for Fourth Shift Corporation. For a complete list of
inductees, log onto the NSIC website at .

Julie Kill, chem lab coordinator, gave birth to a girl, Callista Jo Kill on
May 14. Mom and child are doing fine.

Many thanks to those who have sent e-mail wishes and/or came to my
'farewell' gathering. Your support and encouragement is one of the reasons
UMM is a special place. I have been accepted into the Fergus Falls
Community College nursing program made possible through the cooperation of
the Office of Continuing Education & Summer Session and other UMM campus
units. Thus, you will continue to see me on campus in my new role as a

-- Vivian Heltemes

KUMM 89.7 FM is on the air with a new summer schedule of live on-air
talent. Live broadcasts are scheduled generally from 4 pm to midnight,
Sunday through Friday. Consult the online schedule at for more
details. Those interested in participating in summer broadcasting are
encouraged to call ext. 6076 or email for more information.

Are your kids looking for something fun to do this summer? Send them to
the 5th Annual Owl Basketball Camp to be held June 16-20 at the P.E.
Center. Boys and girls in grades K-9 welcome. Cost is only $45. Contact
Jodi Holleman, ext. 6430, for more details.

Summer hours: Post Office: Window opens at 9 am closes 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
(lunch) closes for the day at 3 pm. Division of the Humanities office
will be open Monday through Thursday from 8-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8-
2:30 p.m. Regular schedule, open from 8-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,
will resume August 11.

Due to renovation in the Disability Services office, its location has been
moved to the Student Activities office, Student Center, room 16C. June and
July office hours are Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. OR
BY APPOINTMENT. Beginning August 1, office hours will return to Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Canoes and kayaks available for rent at the Regional Fitness Center. RFC
hours: M -Th, 5:30 am-9 pm F, 5:30 am-7 pm Sat., 8 am - 5 pm Sun., Noon
- 5 pm., ext. 6485. Student Activities and the Regional Fitness Center are
'partnering' this summer to make the Outdoor Center canoes and kayaks more
accessible to the campus and area community. We are all very excited about
the partnership as it greatly increases the number of hours during which
rentals and returns are possible. Tents, sleeping bags, Duluth packs and
more at the Outdoor Center. Other camping and hiking equipment will
continue to be available at the Outdoor Center, lower level of the Student
Center. Hours: M & F, 11am - 1pm. Phone: 589-6077 Contact the Office of
Student Activities, ext. 6080, if you'd like more information.

From the Financial Aid Office:Please be aware of the following deadlines
that may affect you. Student Employment: May and June 2003 time sheets must
be turned in by Tuesday, July 1, due to the fiscal year end Student Loans:
The last day to increase or add a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan,
SELF Loan or Perkins Loan for Summer 2003 is Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Summer Financial Aid: The last day to apply for May or Summer financial aid
is Thursday, June 5, 2003. For more information: For events information, visit

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