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 email@example.com/. Next Weekly Bulletin is Wednesday, Oct. 15.
UMM is one of only two colleges in Minnesota designated as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys, according to the 13th Annual National College Survey conducted by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. The designation follows closely on the heels of a report by U.S. News & World Report, which named UMM as one of the top three public liberal arts colleges in the nation. UMM was the only public college in the Midwest to which U.S. News afforded this distinction.
The University Board of Regents will hold their October meeting on the Morris campus this Thursday and Friday. The board is expected to act on the University’s 2004 legislative request. The board will also review the University’s six-year capital plan, which includes state and privately funded capital projects for 2004, 2006 and 2008. In other business, the board will consider collective bargaining agreements by the University’s two AFSCME technical units and Teamsters local. Employee health care benefits, including financial results for 2002 and 2004-05 projections, will be discussed. Although Regents meetings are open to the public, agendas are pre-set, and visitors will not be invited to speak. The complete board agenda can be found at www.umn.edu/regents. For more information, contact Maggie Larson, ext. 6053.
One of Russia's most famous poets, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, will give a public poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in HFA Recital Hall. Yevtushenko will also be available to talk informally in the Humanities Lounge, 105 Humanities building, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. the same day. The presentation is free.
Grammy-award winning pianist and composer, George Winston will perform in Edson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, as a part of the 2003-04 Performing Arts Series. Tickets for the performance are $12 for the general public $7.50 for senior citizens and children under 18 and $4.50 for UMM students. Food shelf donations accepted at the performance. For further information contact Student Activities, ext. 6080.
The public is invited to “Jazz it up for Lakeside” when the UMM Jazz Ensembles perform during a “Rebuild Lakeside Ballroom” Benefit Dance Saturday, Oct. 18 at Central Square in Glenwood (105 – 2nd Ave NE). The jazz begins at 8 p.m. Or arrive early at 7:15 p.m. and receive free dance lessons courtesy of the UMM Swing Club. Tickets are $10 adults $5 students. For advance tickets, call Central Square ticket office, 320-634-0400. Tickets also available at the door, or from Glenwood State Bank, Eagle Bank, StellaBella Coffee House, and Corner Drug, all of Glenwood. For more information contact Jim Gremmels, ext. 6448.
October is Disability Awareness month. To commemorate Disability Awareness and Disability Employment Awareness, Disability Services will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. in Briggs Library, room 362. There will be scheduled demonstrations of assistive technology along with other information so attendees can "See How Far We've Come" in the Disability Services area. Please stop in to see the newly remodeled office, witness an assistive technology demonstration and enjoy some refreshments.
Science is cool! Does your daughter know it? UMM will again host “Super Saturday Science,” a program aimed at encouraging girls' interest in science, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, in the science building. Super Saturday Science will give girls in grades five, six, seven and eight a chance to explore science with professional women scientists. Girls will participate in a wide variety of hands-on science experiments, meet other girls who like science, and work with female scientists. To register for Super Saturday Science, you can download the registration form from the Super Saturday Science web site at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/satsci, or call Margot Rudstrom, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, 320-589-1711. Registration forms can also be obtained from your daughter's science teacher, or at your local public library. There is a $6 (or 2 for $10) registration fee. Scholarships are available for those unable to pay the fee by contacting Margot Rudstrom at 320-589-1711. The deadline for registering is October 15. Read the entire news story at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news/current.php>.
Special group ticket rates are available for the UMM theater production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." 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. Ticket prices for "Drood" are $9 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. Special discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information and advanced ticket sales, call the theater box office at ext. 6249, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean, John F. Schwaller announces the publication of his most recent book, Sahagun at 500: Essays on the Quincentenary of the Birth of Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun, published by the Academy of American Franciscan History. This book is a collection of 12 essays on the life and works of Sahagun, a 16th-century Mexican Franciscan friar, widely considered to be one of the forerunners of modern anthropology. The essays were first given in 1999 as papers at a conference held at the Newberry Library (Chicago) and commemorate the 500th anniversary of Sahagun's birth.
Tracey Anderson, biology, was interviewed by KMRS/KKOK Morris radio for an October 8 story about the current invasion of Asian lady beetles.
The work of printmaker Tracy Otten, studio art, will be featured in an exhibition on the campus of Northern State University as part of the 2003-04 Northern Galleries series.
Cougar soccer recorded their eighth shut out of the season in a 6-0 UMAC conference win over Northwestern College Tuesday at UMM. The Cougars remained unbeaten in conference play at 8-0 and, in seven of those wins, have held the opponent scoreless. Northwestern has been the only team in UMAC conference play to score against UMM, on September 19 when the Cougars defeated the Eagles 3-2 in St. Paul.
Cougar volleyball won three of four matches in the 2003 UMAC pre-season tournament at Crown College this weekend, going1-1 on Friday and 2-0 on Saturday. For the tournament, Amy Lipetzkey led the way with 43 kills, Sarah Kenner added 42. Kelly Whipple paced the team with 61 digs over the two days, Katie Hyndman had 39. Hyndman also had 103 set assists to give her 562 for the year. Cougar volleyball is now 10-10 on the year, the first time since 1998 that a Cougar volleyball team has recorded at least 10 wins.
With a single game record 41 carries and a career high 194 yards rushing and one touchdown, UMM senior running back Vaughn Ginnett was named the offensive player of the week in the UMAC north division. Ginnett averaged 4.7 yards per carry in the Cougars 34-28 loss at Martin Luther College last Saturday. He has 385 yards rushing in five games this year and is averaging 5.3 per carry.
Drop-in tutoring for beginning French students is available on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Language Teaching Center, Humanities building lower level.
The October 2 State of the U Address by University President Robert Bruininks is available on video and can be checked out from Media Services for viewing.
Cougar football put together a strong second half, but came up six points short in a 34-28 loss to Martin Luther College Saturday.
The next Chancellor’s Open Office hour is at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13. 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: http://www.mrs.umn.edu/academic/chancellor/OfficeHours.html the day you plan to drop in on the Chancellor or call his office at ext. 6020.
Recycle your books by donating them through October 16 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 UMM Library Circulation Desk will accept book donations. If you're unable to get to the Library, contact Pearl Diers at 589-2041 and a volunteer will come to your home in Morris and collect your donation. For more information about the Book Sale or the Briggs Library Associates, call Anne Schwaller at 589-8812 or LeAnn Dean at ext. 6226.
The first two-day Blood Drive will be Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27 and 28, from 12:30-6:30 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Sign up to give blood at the table in the Student Center lobby. Before the drive, make sure to take your vitamins (including iron) and drink plenty of water.
Students interested in entering Elementary or Secondary Education Program 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 Counseling IMMEDIATELY for information on registering.
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 Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Science 1030. If you were at the September 25 meeting, you do not need to attend this one.
To access news about UMM, visit the UMM News Service
For events information, visit
For student employment and opportunities, visit
For other scholarships, visit
For Career Center information, visit
For faculty/staff employment information, visit