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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 rileyjk@mrs.umn.edu/. Next Weekly Bulletin is Wednesday, Oct. 22.
News

Cougar football team defeated Crown College, 40-22, in UMAC conference action. The win was the first at home since a 45-28 win over Bemidji State on October 18, 1997. In Saturday’s second half, the Cougars allowed just three points and gave up only 180 yards in total offense. Donnay Green set two single game records, finishing with 267 yards rushing on 36 carries, to break the single game record of 243 he set earlier in the year during the Cougars’ win at Principia College. Green also set a single game record for most touchdowns in a game with six. He averaged 7.4 yards per carry. Green now has 729 yards rushing in five games and 10 TDs, five shy of the single season record. Anthony Ekren got the start at quarterback for the injured Ryan Martin. Ekren was 8-14 in passing for 121 yards and no interceptions. Mike Walker had four receptions for 52 yards. John Scholla provided several key blocks through out the game, a couple of which allowed Green to reach the end zone. Vaughn Ginnett added 67 yards rushing in 17 carries. Ryan Powell led the defense with 11 tackles Joe Hoffmann added 10.

Tying a record for most wins in a season, the UMM soccer team defeated the College of St. Scholastica, 2-1, Saturday in Duluth. The victory gives UMM a 13-1 overall record, which matches last year’s 13 wins, a perfect 10-0 record in the UMAC and a two-game lead over the Saints with two conference games left in the season. The win clinches the first-ever regular season UMAC conference title for the Cougar soccer team. Rebecca Witters provided the game-winning goal to give the Cougars a 2-0 advantage -- her fifth game-winning goal of the year, one away from the single season record set by Mari Sandom in 2002.

Volleyball team earned their first-ever UMAC conference win Saturday with a 3-0 (30-12, 30-13, 30-10) sweep of Northland College at home. One individual and one team record were also established. Jenna Maki set a new single match record for ace serves, with 10, according to the let serve-scoring rule. The previous record was set last year by Katie Hyndman who had nine against Hamline. Amy Lipetzky led the way for the Cougars with 17 kills, one error and 27 total attempts for a .593 hitting percentage, which moves her into eighth place for best hitting percent in a single match. Katie Hyndman had 32 set assists giving her 672 for the year as she closes in on the 1,000-assist mark for the season. As a team, the Cougars also set another record for best hitting percentage with .426. Fourteen ace serves in the match are three away from a team single-match record.

UMM welcomes one of Russia's most famous poets, Yevgeny Yevtushenko to campus this week. Several related public and free events: Tonight [Wednesday] the Language Teaching Center will show “Soy Cuba” at 7 p.m. Yevtushenko wrote the script for this film. This is an optional educational showing related to several UMM classes however, the public is welcome to attend. The LTC is located in the basement of the Humanities building. Thursday, Oct. 16, Yevtushenko and translator and friends Bill and Grace Davidson will be available for two informal receptions/conversations: 2-3:15 p.m. at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance art gallery on Atlantic Ave. 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Humanities Division Lounge, 105 Humanities, from 3:30-4:30. At 7:30 p.m., Yevtushenko and Davidson will perform a reading in Russian and English in the HFA Recital Hall. A reception with dessert and beverages will follow.  

The George Winston performance this Friday, Oct. 17, has SOLD OUT. A waiting list has been started in the Office of Student Activities. To place your name on the list, visit Student Activities in the lower level of the Student Center or call ext. 6080. A Grammy-award winning pianist, guitarist and composer, Winston will perform in Edson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., as a part of the 2003-04 Performing Arts Series. Food shelf donations accepted at the performance. For further information contact Student Activities. 

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. 

Cougar Health Walk Faculty and staff can join in the Cougar Health Walk from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, beginning at the RFC entrance. Walk one or two miles with a few friends. See how easy it is to get started on a wellness program of your own. Sign up at Human Resources, ext. 6024 to be entered in a drawing for great prizes. Sponsored by UPlan Wellness Program, RFC, and UMM Human Resources.

The third annual Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Fall Feast will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Food Services building. The locally produced meal, prepared by Sodexho Campus Catering Services, will be served from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The menu, which will feature food from producers certified by the Mid-West Food Alliance and other locally produced food, will include country coleslaw, barley and corn salad, honey mustard potato salad, whole wheat bread w/butter, grilled pork sausage with onions, peppers and tomatoes, autumn harvest sauté with whole wheat couscous, honey glazed carrots, herbed roasted potatoes, carved roast beef and carved roast bison, an apple split bar, apples and ice cream with caramel, chocolate, nuts, milk and apple cider. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children and UMM students without a meal plan, and free for children under five. Tickets can be purchased at the meal or in the Student Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16 and 17, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 20 and 21. Live music provided by UMM staff employees, Carol Ford and Colleen Frey, and Jake Rowan.

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.

Don’t miss the UMM Dance Ensemble’s Fall Recital at 7 p.m. each evening next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25, in Edson Auditorium.

Sander L. Gilman, distinguished professor of the arts and sciences and of medicine, and director of the Humanities Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will present the annual Barber Lecture in Literature at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Oyate Hall. Lecture is free and open to the public. One of the most prominent scholars in academe today, Gilman will address "multicultural" literature, a term that is problematic and contested in literary studies, in his speech, titled "Is Multiculturalism Good for the Jews: A Literary View." His approach is linked to his particular perspective as a Germanist and Jewish studies scholar. The Barber Lecture Series is made possible by a gift to UMM from Laird Barber, UMM professor emeritus of English, and the late Dorothy Barber. The lecture is co-sponsored by the German discipline, the International Programs Committee, the German Club and the European Studies major, and the Division of the Humanities.

Accomplishments

For the second time this season, junior running back Donnay Green has been selected as the D-III Quin-Offensive Region Player of the Week in Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette. (Read about Green’s record-setting game last Saturday in “News and Events” above.) Green was also named the North Division Player of the Week.

For the third time this season, Mari Sandom was named the UMAC women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Jessica Rada was named Defensive Player of the Week. 

Announcements

Drop-in tutoring for beginning French students is available on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Language Teaching Center, Humanities lower level.

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. For more information about the Book Sale or the Briggs Library Associates, call Anne Schwaller at 589-8812 or LeAnn Dean at ext. 6226.

Freshman Advising Workshop: A How-to-Get-Ready-for-Academic Planning Workshop will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in Science Auditorium, repeated at 6 p.m. Presenters will be Professors Judy Kuechle, Nancy Carpenter and Jeff Ratliff-Crain. Bring workshop packets, UMM Catalog, and UMM Class Schedule with you to the workshop. Prizes will be drawn at the end of each session.

The UPlan Wellness Program is pleased to provide free flu shots for all University employees (all UMM employees are eligible regardless of their benefit status) as part of the UPlan health plan benefits. Flu shots be administered by Stevens County Public Health at the UMM Health Services Office in Gay Hall. No appointment is necessary. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 21-22. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Contact UMM Human Resources or UMM Health Services with questions.

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.

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.

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 Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. in Science 3650. If you were at the September 24 meeting, you do not need to attend this one.

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