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This is the final Weekly Bulletin of the fall semester Weekly Bulletin (WB) will not be sent during the semester break. WB will resume publication on the first Wednesday of the spring semester Wednesday, Jan. 14.


The UMM music discipline was awarded a $500 grant from the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA). This grant was used to help fund the 25th Annual UMM Concert Band Festival, which was held at UMM in November. The MBDA college workshop grants are to be used for clinics or workshops that directly benefit Minnesota band directors. The grant must constitute no more than 50 percent of the total clinic/workshop budget. The Festival included a conducting symposium in which seven high school band conductors participated, as well as the Festival Honor Band, in which over 120 high school students participated.

Commission on Women, along with Women of Color Association, Women's Resource Center, MPIR and Women's Studies students, will sponsor a "Compeer Brown Bag" on Thursday Dec 11, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the MSP study lounge. A Celebration of Women, including poetry, songs, lyrics, bits and pieces of female literature. Come and go as your lunch time allows. Bring your lunch - dessert and beverages will be provided.

Led by its program director Fred Farrell and supported by organizations such as the UMM Retirees Association, Learning Unlimited will again offer a host of lecture/discussion presentations at the Morris Senior Center every month on scheduled Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Of particular interest is the Poetry Fest, a celebration of West Central Minnesota, Past, Present and Dreams on February 11. Among the poets anticipated to read are Gail Rixen, Tom Hennen and James Togeas. An open invitation has been sent to all regional poets. The deadline for submissions is February 2, 2004. Please contact Anne Schwaller, the LU coordinator, at 320- 589-4394, to register as a participant or to submit poetic offerings.

Do you have fond memories of the West Central School of Agriculture? Would you be willing to share them as part of a program to develop a preservation plan for the former WCSA campus? UMM was recently awarded $180,000 from the Getty Grant Program to develop a written preservation plan for the WCSA and Experiment Station Historic District. As part of the process, photos of the campus are being borrowed from those who lived and worked here. For more information, contact Sue Dieter at 589-4394 extension 1818.


A compendium of holiday hours:

TMC hours over Winter Break and Finals Week:
Monday, Dec. 15: 7:15 am to 7:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 15: Reopen at 8pm for Pancake Break
Tuesday, Dec. 16 & Wednesday, Dec. 17: 7:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18: 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19, through January 4: CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 5, through Thursday, Jan. 8: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9: CLOSED for annual staff training day

Health Service will close on December 18 and remain closed through January 4. It will reopen at 8 a.m. January 5 but doctors will not be available until class resumes on the 12th.

December 9 and 10: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. (extended hours)
December 11: 8 a.m. to Midnight
December 12: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 13: 11 a.m. - Midnight
December 14: Noon - Midnight
December 15, 16, 17: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. (extended hours)
December 18 and 19: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
December 20 and 21: Closed
December 22 and 23: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
December 24 to 28: Closed
December 29 to 31: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Minority Student Program will be closed the following days: December 24-26 & January 1-2.

The Student Counseling Office will be closed December 24 open in the afternoons December 29 - 31 and resume normal hours beginning January 5.

University Relations office will be closed during the weeks of December 22 and December 29. Communications coordinator Judy Riley will be available on an emergency basis via her cell phone.

Finals Pancake Break will be held from 8-10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15. Faculty volunteers are needed for two shifts, 7:45-9 p.m. and 9-10:15 p.m. If you are willing to help out with cooking, serving, etc., please respond to TMC will close at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, to prepare for the Annual Finals Pancake Break.

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Part 2, Thursday, Dec. 18, HFA 7, 1-4 p.m. The Grants Development Office is hosting the Principal Investigator Workshop (Responsible Conduct of Research - RCR), Part 2, via ITV on Thursday, December 18 in Room HFA 7 from 1-4 p.m. Please note that, according to the Regents Policy, awards and account numbers cannot be set up for principal investigators who have not completed both parts 1 and 2 of the Principal Investigator Education Program. This is effective for external funds as well as internal funds from the Graduate School, such as Grant-in-Aid awards and Summer Research fellowships. Those whose research areas include human subjects need to complete a separate training session as well. Upon approval of their administrative unit, all Faculty and P&A staff are eligible to be principal investigators for grants. RSVP to Rita Bolluyt, Grants Development Office, at or 589-6465 no later than Tuesday, Dec. 16 if you plan to attend.

Fleet Service now has a hybrid vehicle back in the pool. It is a 2004 Toyota Prius (gas/electric). This is the next generation Toyota: more power, more comfort, same economy, same low rental rate. Please call ext. 6100 to reserve this vehicle for your University trip.

The Cougar open wrestling tournament has been cancelled and women's basketball games for the UMM Holiday Classic on Saturday, Jan. 3, have been changed to 2 & 4 p.m. The game times for Friday, Jan. 2, are the same at 5 and 7 p.m.

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.


Elementary or secondary education program applicants: You must take the Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The test will be offered at UMM on January 10. If you are an Elementary Education student planning to graduate in 2006 OR are a Secondary Education student planning to graduate in 2005 you MUST take this test no later than the January 10 test date to meet application deadlines. The registration form should be postmarked before December 1. Also, all education students MUST complete all three areas of the PPST before entering the program. Contact Counseling for information on registering.

Secondary education applicants planning to graduate in 2005: All of the application material is due to Pat Nelson in the Education Division office no later than Friday, Dec. 19, 2003. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Tuesday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Jan. 23. Sign up sheets will be on the Education Division Office door (200).
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