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The University of Minnesota, Morris Weekly Bulletin is published by the Office of University Relations weekly August through May, and monthly over the summer. Submissions accepted by noon on Wednesday of publication. Send items electronically to Judy Riley, at rileyjk@mrs.umn.edu/. Next Weekly Bulletin is Wednesday, Sept. 10.
News

Students, staff and faculty and their families are invited to the annual City/Chamber Welcome Picnic from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 4) at East Side Park, East Seventh Street in Morris. This annual event is designed to welcome new and welcome back returning residents to the Morris community, including UMM students, faculty and staff. Free light supper, entertainment and prizes, courtesy of the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, the City of Morris, and Morris businesses. Those who wish are welcome to bring a vegetarian item to be grilled for you.

TREC (Tutoring, Reading, Enabling Children) Program invites children and families to Storytime at the Library on Saturday, Sept. 6. Enjoy stories and activities from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the children' s section of the Morris Public Library. UMM Professor Stephen Burks will be the reader for September. Tim Poore will interpret the books using American Sign Language. Call TREC Coordinator Sue Dieter at 589-4394 with questions.

Professor Derk Pereboom, professor of philosophy at the University of Vermont, will present "Free Will, Evil, and Divine Providence" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in First Lutheran Church as the first speaker of the 28th annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium. This year's theme is Philosophy of Religion: Body and Soul. Pereboom will also present a paper,"Meaning in Life Without Free Will," earlier the same day at 2:30 p.m. in the Prairie Lounge, UMM Student Center.

Ranked as one of the world’s leading jugglers and described by New York magazine as “poetry in Moschen,” visionary performing artist Michael Moschen will open the 2003-2004 Performing Arts Series season on September 20 with a performance that will captivate the entire family. “…calling him a juggler is a little like calling Michelangelo a stonecutter or Mozart a piano player…” said Newsday. Workshop with Moschen, “Math, Physics and the Arts,” at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Edson Auditorium. Workshop is free and open to the public students of all ages with interest in math, physics and the arts are especially encouraged to attend. For series tickets and a complete Performing Arts Series season schedule, call Student Activities, ext. 6080, or visit the Performing Arts Series web site at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/stuorgs/CAC/Arts/.

“NBC News” correspondent and Iraq War embedded reporter, Fred Francis, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Edson Auditorium as the opening speaker for this year’s CAC Convocations lecture series. Presentation is free and open to the public. For most of his 28 years with “NBC News,” Francis has focused on national security, military and diplomatic issues, primarily for the “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.” He was NBC’s principal reporter during the 1991 Gulf War. Earlier in his NBC career, he served as correspondent in Latin America, Central Europe and the U.S. State Department. For a complete Convocations schedule, visit http://www.mrs.umn.edu/stuorgs/CAC/Convos/.
Accomplishments

Junior Liz Short placed fifth in the FILA-Junior Women's World Wrestling Championships in Istanbul, placing in her second consecutive world championship. Last year Short placed eighth in the World University Games in Edmonton, Canada.

Eric Klinger, professor of psychology, has received an advance copy of his new book (with W. Miles Cox): Cox, W. M., & Klinger, E. (Eds.) (2004). Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Concepts, Approaches, and Assessment. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0-470-84517-1. Full description at http://www.wileyeurope.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470845171,descCd-description.html. Cox and Klinger edited the book, and co-authored six of the 25 chapters. Although this is a handbook that tries to present the whole range of approaches to motivational counseling, it features three that are UMM products. Klinger originated the Theory of Current Concerns in books and articles in the 1970s and, with UMM students (among them Tom Mahoney, Grants Development, and Maddy Maxeiner, AVC External Relations), did the first empirical studies on it and put together the Interview Questionnaire, which later became the Motivational Structure Questionnaire. Cox became a UMM faculty member in 1978, directing UMM’s Drug Information Center.

Eric Klinger also spent a week in Bangor, Wales, August 4-10 to serve as the external examiner at a student's viva (the equivalent of the final defense of a doctoral dissertation at US universities). Klinger gave an invited lecture at the School of Psychology on the topic, “Systematic Motivational Counseling: An Empirically Grounded, Theory-Based Approach,” and served as a consultant for researchers, all while at Bangor.

Doug Reese, head wrestling coach, spoke on "Gaining the Edge” at the Montana Coaches Association convention in Great Falls, Mont., on August 1. 

Announcements

Attention seniors: Senior meetings will be held in the Cougar Room, Oyate Hall at the following times: September 9 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m., September 10 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. Packets, including the Application for Degree, will be distributed to seniors who attend. These meetings are essential for students with 80+ credits who plan to graduate from UMM, find jobs, and/or apply to graduate or professional schools during the 2003-004 academic year. Please select a meeting time that works for you.

Do you need volunteers? UMMRA, the UMM Retirees Association , has volunteers to help you on campus or in the Morris community. Call Cathy Kemble, 795-2290, or Bernice Erdahl, 246-3393.

The U Card Office will be open Monday - Friday from 9:20 - 10:20 a.m. during fall semester.

Directory suppression:
Request to Suppress Directory Information
In accordance with the Regent's policy on access to student records, information about you generally may not be released to a third party without your permission. However, some student information--name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, dates of enrollment, classification, major, adviser, awards and honors, and degrees earned--is considered public or directory information. You may prevent release of public information outside the University. NOTE: Your UMM post office box is generally NOT suppressed unless option 5 (below) is selected. For purposes of suppression, address is defined as a place of residence. Five options are offered for suppression: (1) suppression of phone number from the directory (2) suppression of address from the directory (3) suppression of address and phone number from the directory (4) suppression of address, phone number, and e-mail from the directory (5) suppression of all information. Suppression might have undesirable consequences. With some options instructors or classmates might be unable to contact you about assignments, or you might not receive notice of some services. Suppression does not limit access to your file by authorized individuals nor does it apply to employment information. To suppress your directory information, go to the UMM Student Onestop site at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/onestop/ clicking "Your Personal Info", and then clicking "View/Edit Personal Info". Once logged in, click on the Directory Suppression tab and then "request student directory suppression". Once a suppression is put on, it will remain on until you request its removal. If you run into problems, you may come to the Registrar's Office, 212 Behmler Hall, for assistance.

Local phone number:
If you do not live in on-campus housing and would like your local phone number to be included in UMM's on-line directory, please supply this information to Jeri Mullin in the Registrar's Office. Directory information is not retained from year-to-year, so don't assume that we have your current information. You may e-mail this information to or stop by the registration window, 212 Behmler Hall. UMM's online directory is located at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/directories/. NOTE: Campus PO boxes and local phone numbers for UMM's online directory are stored in a separate data base. In other words, updates to your address information via onestop does NOT transfer to these directories. Therefore, local phone numbers must be submitted to Jeri Mullin in the Registrar's Office for inclusion. You may e-mail or stop by the registration window, 212 Behmler Hall.

Update your address:
All students need to maintain their address information by going to the Onestop site , clicking "Your Personal Info", and clicking "View/Edit Personal Info." NOTE: The Registrar's Office recommends leaving your Home/Permanent as your parent address. Please be sure to follow these guidlines when entering your Current Mailing and Billing Addresses:
· Use upper and lower case when typing address.
· Use standard postal abbreviations (e.g., St, Ave, Blvd, N).
· Do not abbreviate city names (exception: St Paul).
· Do not use a period after abbreviations.
NOTE: Campus PO boxes and local phone numbers for the UMM's online directory are stored in a separate system. In other words, updates to your address information via onestop will NOT transfer to this directory. Local phone numbers must be submitted to Jeri Mullin in the Registrar's Office for inclusion. You may e-mail mullinjl@mrs.umn.edu or stop by the registration window, 212 Behmler Hall. If you run into problems, you may come to the Registrar's Office, 212 Behmler Hall, for assistance.

Uniform cancel/add requirements:
The University of MN, Morris has established uniform cancel/add requirements. These requirements can be found on the web at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/services/registrar/register.html and are posted at the Registrar's Office, 212 Behmler.

Students should regularly visit the Registrar's Office web site and UMM's Onestop , for additional registration-related information as well as the refund schedule and other relevant links. It is each student's responsibility to be informed of and follow the policies of the University of MN, Morris.

The Math Room is now open. Stop at Room 360 Briggs Library with questions and problems in math courses up to Calc 1102 anytime between 7 and 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday. New this semester: Sunday hours from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The Writing Room is located in Briggs Library room 327, and offers students the opportunity to consult with a trained tutor about their writing. Visit http://www.mrs.umn.edu/academic/writing_room/ for more information on the Writing Room, as well as helpful links for student writers.
Deadlines

Attention Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty: Applications for Grant-in-Aid of Research for 2004-5 are due in the Dean's Office by 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2003. Application forms are available online at http://www.research.umn.edu/research/internal.html#GIA. A limited number of forms are also available in the Dean's Office, 315 Behmler (ext. 6015 or petersdk). Although the application form states that coordinate campuses can submit their applications on the day of the Graduate School deadline (Sept. 22), that is not true for the Morris campus. Our deadline is one week earlier to ensure careful attention to and processing of the applications before they are forwarded to the Graduate School.

The Lake Region Arts Council has announced its 2003 fall grant round for its Project Grant program. Applicants may request up to $3,000 per application to produce an arts event or to sponsor outside artists to come into the community to perform, provide classes or workshops. UMM may submit more than one application in this grant round, but the total request cannot exceed $5,000. Applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, August 27, but final UMM proposals were due in the Grants Office by August. 20. Copies of the current application and guidelines are available in the Grants Office. Those interested in submitting a proposal should contact Roger Wareham (warehamr, 589-1989) as early as possible. Please note, the deadline for the spring grant round is January 26, 2004. If there are any questions, please contact Roger or the Lake Region Arts Council at (218) 739-5780 or 1-800-262-2787.
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