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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/. The next Weekly Bulletin distribution will be Wednesday, April 21.


News

THE PHYSICS DISCIPLINE invites the public to view Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter from 9 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 15 (tomorrow), using the telescope located in the campus observatory. (Note time change to accommodate Daylight Savings Time.) The observatory can be found in Science 4500, on the fourth floor of the UMM science building. Weather permitting, the planets will all be located in the evening sky. In the event of unsatisfactory weather, the event will take place on Monday, April 19, same time and place.

FORTY STUDENT AND 50 FACULTY PAPERS will be presented during one of the nation's oldest computer science conferences, focusing on sharing creative thinking about computer-related issues. The 37th Annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium will be held April 16-17 at UMM. Luncheon speaker is the well-known Eric Roberts, professor of computer science at Stanford University. UMM alumna Kris Nelson, now a manager at US Bank, will give the opening address. Andy Lopez and Dian Lopez co-chair the event. More information can be found at http://mics.mrs.umn.edu/. Or link to the UMM news service web site at the end of Weekly Bulletin for the full article.

TWO 20-MEMBER JAZZ BANDS FROM UMM will provide the beat during the fifth annual Spring Ball, hosted by Jim Gremmels, UMM professor emeritus of English, and Jack Imholte, former UMM chancellor and professor emeritus of history. The event is set for 8 p.m. this Friday (April 16) at Central Square in Glenwood. Arrive early at 7:15 p.m. and enjoy free dance lessons given by instructors from the UMM Swing Dance Club. Tickets are $10 adults $5 students. Proceeds will go equally toward the UMM Humanities Phase III project, the John Q. Imholte Scholarship at UMM, and the Lakeside Ballroom Fund.

THE CENTER FOR SMALL TOWNS AND THE MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SMALL CITIES, in partnership with the Minnesota Extension Service, will co-sponsor the Second Annual Symposium on Small Towns: Rural Communities Adapting to the New Century June 8-9 at UMM. With a unique focus on small towns and rural areas, this event features opportunities to learn and discuss our political framework and issues, showcase the best practices of small town projects, actively engage participants in project development, and celebrate towns and rural living. Participants will include residents of small towns and rural areas, staff of community and rural development organizations, elected officials, and others interested in the current happenings of small towns. Topical speakers, discussions, working sessions, and celebration will highlight this event. This symposium is a part of the President's 21st Century Interdisciplinary Conferences Series of the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit http://www.centerforsmalltowns.org, and click on "Symposium" or call the Center for Small Towns at ext. 6451 or contact the Minnesota Association of Small Cities web site at http://maosc.homestead.com/home.html


Accomplishments

Seung-Ho Joo, associate professor of political science, convened two panels under the theme of “North Korean Nuclear Issue in the Northeast Asia Security Context” for the 2004 International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 17- 21. He served as the panel chair and presented a paper, “Russia and the Six-Party Talks,” which will be published in the fall 2004 issue of the journal Pacific Focus.

Amy Huebner is the recipient of the $300 United Staff Association (USA) Scholarship for 2003-2004. Huebner will be recognized during the USA Spring meeting on April 21.

David Johnson (MAHS faculty and Institute creative director) and Karen Johnson (Continuing Ed) will be the guests on “Community Connection” on Thursday, April 15, to talk about this year's Creative Study Institute, June 7-18 at UMM. David Johnson, Athena Kildegaard (Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance) and Karen Johnson will also be the guests on “Community Connection” on Thursday, April 29, to talk about opportunities for summer arts programming for area youth in Creative Study and the Prairie Camp. The program airs each day at 8:45 a.m.

Projects by three speech communication students and a recent alumnus will be presented at the prestigious Red River Student Communication Conference April 23 in Fargo. Presentations are: “Are you game?: Cultural influences in a Filipino game show,” Amelia Chouravong “A rhetorical analysis of Galileo’s Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina,” Anthony Cary “Community Leadership and Enactments of Leadership Characteristics: A Study of Community Leadership Training Discourse,” Kristann Strobel: “Conflict in Inter-ethnic dating,” Stephanie Looney. These projects were supervised by Professors Barbara Burke, Neil Leroux, and Rujira Rojjanaprapayon.

Read about UMM on UMNnews:
•This Friday’s Spring Ball Fundraiser in Glenwood at
http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Faculty_Staff_Comm/Jazz_lives_on_in_Glenwood.html

•Jim Gremmels and the Prairie Gate press at http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Faculty_Staff_Comm/Little_press_on_the_prairie.html

•Alum and newest St. Paul Saints PA announcer Rusty Kath ‘03 at
http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Feature_Stories.html


Announcements

If you are planning to take courses at another college this summer and transfer the credits back to UMM, you are invited and encouraged to first consult with the Registrar to be sure that the course(s) will transfer towards your degree program at UMM. Courses in your major need faculty approval. Approval methods for transfer courses vary from one discipline to another. Ask your faculty adviser for the approval methods used in your major.

The Minnesota Division of Emergency Management has declared the week of April 19-23 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. The UMM Safety Committee, in cooperation with Stevens County Emergency Management, will conduct a test of the emergency notification radios on campus at 1:45 p.m. April 22. As part of the test, Stevens County Law Enforcement Center will activate the notification radios and broadcast a message. There will be a tone followed by a message regarding the test. At that time the Safety Committee asks offices with the notification radios to activate the calling tree notification system. Call areas/offices identified on the calling list and inform them of the test if it were an actual emergency they would need to take precautions.

Deadlines

Student Employment:
The last day to submit or increase a Student Employment Contract for spring is Friday, April 23, 2004. The last day to submit academic year time sheets for student payroll is Friday, May 21, 2004.

Student Loans:
The last day to increase or add a Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized, SELF, Perkins, PLUS or Alternative loan for the academic year is Friday, April 30, 2004.

Summer Financial Aid:
The last day to apply for May or Summer financial aid is Friday, June 4, 2004. To be eligible for financial aid, you must be enrolled for all summer classes by Monday, June 7, 2004. For more information: http://www.mrs.umn.edu/admissions/financialaid/summer.html.

To access news about UMM, visit the UMM News Service
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news/current.php

For events information, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/events/Headliners/NewsAndEvents.html

For student employment and opportunities, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/admissions/financialaid/jobs.html

For other scholarships, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/admissions/financialaid/additionalscholarships.html

For Career Center information, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/services/career/bulletin.php

For faculty/staff employment information, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/services/hr/jobs.shtml









To access news about UMM, visit the UMM News Service
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news/current.php

For events information, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/events/Headliners/NewsAndEvents.html

For student employment and opportunities, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/admissions/financialaid/jobs.html

For other scholarships, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/admissions/financialaid/additionalscholarships.html

For Career Center information, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/services/career/bulletin.php

For faculty/staff employment information, visit
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/services/hr/jobs.shtml