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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, Oct. 1.


“We won this not so much for ourselves, but for all those Cougar football athletes who have played for the past four years and not experienced a win,” said Cougar Football Head Coach Ken Crandall. The Cougars did win on Saturday, 61-28, over Principia College. The win snapped a 46-game losing streak - an NCAA Division II record - - and also made history as the first game and first win in the UMAC conference. Records set: Donnay Green set a UMM single game rushing record with 243 yards on 34 carries, also a single game record. The Cougars nearly had three players rush for at least 100 yards for the first time ever as Jordan Roman added 104 yards on just five carries, and Vaughn Ginnett had 99 yards on 11 carries. UMM had 614 yards in total offense for the game, a single game record, with 471 yards on the ground. Further checking will have to be done, but that may also be a single game record. Cougar football received media coverage on their win, to date, on KSAX-TV, Alexandria St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Cougars are at home for Homecoming 2003 this Saturday when they host Carthage College at Cougar Field. Kick off is at 1 p.m.

Playing in their first ever UMAC conference golf championship, UMM walked away with the 2003 title over the weekend at the New Ulm Country Club.Two- day team total 630, 28 shots ahead of Northwestern College with a 658. Cougars also boasted the individual medallist as well as senior Paul Martin shot a 144 over the two days. Freshman Luke Martin (third place) and Dan Copperud (fourth place) were named All-Conference.

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.

Homecoming 2003: “A Tropical Luau-The Three Hour Tour,” is this weekend! Homecoming week gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 (today), 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 who 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.

NBC News senior correspondent Fred Francis will open the 2003-04 CAC Convocations Lecture series in Edson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29. This event is free and open to the public.

A presentation on the current phenomenon surrounding the planet Mars, “Mars: Beyond Opposition,” will be given 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.

The public is invited to view a broadcast of the annual State of the University Address. University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks will give the address, which will be broadcast from the Twin Cities campus via interactive television to the Morris campus Science Auditorium, Room 2950 Science, beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Following the address, there will be time allotted for questions, during which members of the campus communities of all University campuses may ask questions of President Bruininks.

Dr. Martin J. Klein, Eugene Higgins Professor Emeritus of Physics and the History of Science at Yale University, will deliver the 2003 O. T. Driggs Distinguished Lecture , at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the HFA Recital Hall. Dr. Klein's topic is "Bohr and Einstein: A Study in Contrasts." The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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

The audience is literally drawn into the action as the UMM theater season opens with Charles Dickens' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," adapted by Rupert Holmes. This Tony Award-winning musical has a choose-your-own ending twist in which audience members cast their votes to determine the outcome of the musical. The solution to "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" can be different for each performance, which means that the musical is full of surprises, even upon second or third viewings. This comedic murder mystery, produced in collaboration with the UMM music discipline, will be performed November 5 - 8 at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee on November 8 at 2 p.m. A large cast of characters and rousing song and dance numbers provide fun for the entire family. "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Ray Schultz with set and lighting design by Professor of Theatre Tap R. Payne. Musical direction is provided by UMM Assistant Professors of Music Hope Koehler (vocal direction) and Clifford Panton, Jr. (orchestra). Ticket prices for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" are $9 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. Special discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Prices for other theater season offerings, "The Shadow Box" and "The Hobbit," will be announced later in the season. For more information and advanced ticket sales, call the theater box office at ext. 6249, or e-mail at


Four athletes were selected as UMAC Athlete of the Week in their respective sports: football, Donnay Green volleyball, Amy Lipetzky and Katie Hyndman men’s golf, Paul Martin.

Cougar volleyball team improved its record to 5-8, winning three of four matches played at the Concordia-Moorhead tournament over the weekend.

Cougar soccer team hit the road for the first time this season and won two of their three games played last weekend. The Cougars defeated Northwestern College, 3-2, on Friday in UMAC conference action. On Saturday UMM downed North Central University, 11-0, and then on Sunday, Viterbo College of La Crosse, Wis., handed the Cougars their first loss of the year in a 5-0 game.


The next Chancellor’s Open Office hour is at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. 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.

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.


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.To access news about UMM, visit the UMM News Service

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