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The University of Minnesota, Morris Weekly Bulletin is published by the Office of University Relations weekly August through May. Submissions accepted by noon on Wednesday each week. Send items electronically to Judy Riley, at Next Weekly Bulletin is Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA) and UMM administration will sponsor an open forum on the decisions made regarding the wrestling program at UMM from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 (tonight), in Edson Auditorium. Chancellor Sam Schuman, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Sandy Olson-Loy and Athletic Director Mark Fohl will present relevant information. There will also be time for questions and answers and for the campus community to share their reactions to this decision. Any additional questions can be directed to the MCSA at or ext. 6086 and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at or ext. 6013.

The Women's Resource Center will sponsor Take Back the Night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Black Box Theatre. [PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE]. Take Back the Night is an international tradition, at which cities around the world seek to end all forms of violence against women and stop the oppression of women. Speakers, poems, skits, songs, and time for victims (or those affected by domestic violence) to tell their story will be part of the program. The event will be followed by a march throughout the Morris community and will return to campus.

Continuing Education will sponsor two workshops for area human service professionals this Friday, Sept. 19, at the WCROC. The morning session features Tammy Faux speaking on "Interviewing and Assessing Basics" Faux is a CE lecturer in Social Work and Coordinator of the UMM Commission on Women. In the afternoon Dr. Ron Rooney, Professor of Social Work-UMTC and author of several books, will present "Interviewing Reluctant and Involuntary Clients." Fifty participants from area human service agencies are scheduled to the attend the workshops. For more information contact Continuing Education, UMM, 589-6450.

Public opening reception for the Gallery exhibit by The American Watercolor Society is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the HFA Gallery. The Society’s Traveling Show, consisting of 40 paintings executed by artists from all corners of the United States, will exhibit September 20 - October 31. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.

The Korean Economic Institute Seminar, "Is a Second Korean War Looming? Bush's War on Terrorism and North Korea," will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 25, in the Cougar Room, Oyate Hall. Free and open to the public. Four renowned specialists will talk about Bush's war on terrorism and North Korea's nuclear crisis. A question-and-answer session will follow. Presenters will be: Mimi Frenier, UMM professor of history: "The Vietnam War and the Iraq War: Does History Repeat Itself?" Peter Beck, Korea Economic Institute, Washington, D.C.: "Bush's Policy on North Korea" Kwang-Il Baek, Department of Political Science, Inha Univ., Korea (currently Georgetown Univ.): "North Korea's Nuclear Crisis: A South Korean Perspective and "The Famine in North Korea" speaker is yet to be determined. Seung-Ho Joo, UMM associate professor of political science, will serve as the moderator. International Relations Club will co-sponsor.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of UMM are invited to get into the spirit of Homecoming 2003: “A Tropical Luau-The Three Hour Tour,” September 24 through 28. Homecoming week gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at with a Recognition and Pep Fest in Edson Auditorium. Members of UMM student organizations will be recognized as the homecoming court and athletic teams will be introduced. Alumni events begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, with an Awards Dinner and the Alumni Association annual meeting in Turtle Mountain Cafe in the Student Center. John Dayton ‘68 will receive the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award, given to honor UMM alumni have made noteworthy contributions in their professional lives, to public service, or in service to the University, thus reflecting favorably upon UMM. The public is invited to attend the Alumni Awards Dinner. Tickets are $15 per person and may be reserved by calling the UMM Office of Alumni Relations at ext. 6066. Deadline for making dinner reservations is September 22. Cougar Quad Run is Saturday, Sept. 27 start time is 9 a.m. Event is a 3.5 mile run/jog/walk. Also on Saturday, Homecoming Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. Basil Meyer ‘87, 2003 NSIC Hall of Fame Inductee, will serve as the parade’s grand marshal. The Cougars will take the field versus Carthage College at 1 p.m. Saturday. Meyer will be honored with a special half-time presentation. Concert Band and Concert Choir Concert (HFA Recital Hall) and Volleyball Alumni Match (P.E. Center), both at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Visit the UMM web calendar or the Alumni Relations Homecoming web site for Homecoming updates.

The public is invited to a presentation on the current phenomenon surrounding the planet Mars, “Mars: Beyond Opposition,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Science Auditorium. Discussion is sponsored by the UMM physics discipline and is free. Physics faculty, Gordon McIntosh and Christopher Reese, will discuss Mars’ close approach to Earth as well as recent spacecraft exploration of the red planet’s surface. Following the discussion, the public will be invited to a telescope viewing of Mars and Uranus.

Recycle your books by donating them for the Rodney A. Briggs Library Associates, the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Sale will be held from noon to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, on the Plaza between the Library and the Student Center. The Library Circulation Desk will accept book donations through October 16. For more information about the Book Sale or the Briggs Associates, call Anne Schwaller at 589-8812 or LeAnn Dean at ext. 6226.


Cougar soccer: UMM defeated Martin Luther College 2-0 Saturday afternoon to assume sole possession of first place in the UMAC and hand the Knights their first Upper Midwest Athletic Conference regular season loss in over two years. The win also was the third straight shut out for UMM. The Cougars have allowed just two goals in their first five games this season. UMM has won six straight matches dating back to the end of the 2002 season. The 5-0 start is the best in the program’s history. Defender Christina Whitaker was selected as the UMAC defensive player of the week in the UMAC. Whitaker was a key figure in three straight conference shutout wins over Presentation, Crown, and Martin Luther.

Cougar football: UMC 46, UMM 33. Individually, Joe Hoffmann had a game high 15 tackles, seven solo. Marty Hoffmann added seven. Garrett Bohannon had six receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns, all career highs. Neil Jones had three receptions for 87 yards and one TD. Donnay Green had 27 carries for 85 yards and Ryan Martin was 13 of 22 in the passing department for 193 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Ekren was seven of eight passing for 67 yards and one touchdown. Offensive line of Chris Bevers, Geordan Arenal , Matt Johnson , Jeremy Jiminez , and Matt Eull also contributed. UMM will open up UMAC conference action next Saturday when they travel to Elsah, Ill., vs. Principia College. Kickoff is at noon.

Cougar wrestling: Three former UMM women wrestlers earned medals at the World Championships at Madison Square Garden September 14: Tina George captured a silver medal at 121 pounds, Sally Roberts took home the bronze medal at 129 pounds, and Sara McMann claimed the silver medal at 138 pounds.

Cougar volleyball: Black Hills State defeated UMM 3-0. UMM defeated South Dakota Tech 3-2.


The next Chancellor’s Open Office hour is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 (today). All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in to 309 Behmler Hall to discuss topics which can be addressed in a short visit. Please note: These hours are subject to change. It is recommended that you check the web site: the day you plan to drop in on the Chancellor or call his office at ext. 6020.

The U Card Office will be closed through Friday, Sept. 19, for installation of new U Card equipment. Regularly scheduled hours will resume on Monday, Sept. 20. We apologize for any inconvenience.

There will be a NSE (National Student Exchange) information meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:16-7:15 p.m. in Sci 1030. Those interested in spending a semester at another college in the United States, come to the meeting to find out how it can be done. Contact ext. 6464 with questions.

Open Enrollment: Know your 2004 options: The Twin Cities office of Employee Benefits is sponsoring an informational forum on the UPlan Changes for 2004. Date: Friday, Sept. 26. Noon – 1 p.m. presentation by Dann Chapman, Director of Employee Benefits 1 – 2 p.m. Questions/Answers & Information Booths (Administrative Partners). Location: UMM Student Center, University and Alumni Rooms. Find out more about these and additional changes in the medical and dental plans so that you can make an informed choice during Open Enrollment. Representatives from the medical and dental plans will also be on hand to answer your questions.

Students interested in entering elementary or secondary education program: You must pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) BEFORE entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The PPST will be offered at UMM on November 15. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education, OR Jane Kill, Counseling, for information on registering.

Attention elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2006: There will be an informational/application meeting for all Elementary Education majors planning to graduate in 2006 on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m. in MRC 205. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required when you should apply to the program when you should begin the program student teaching graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it with you to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2005: There will be an informational/application meeting for all Secondary Education students planning to graduate in 2005 on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 3:45 p.m. in Science 4655. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.


UROP applications are now available at 231 Community Services Bldg. Deadline for submission is Monday, Oct. 6. Please contact Sharon at ext. 6464 with questions.

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