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DR. JAY ROSHAL, PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF BIOLOGY, PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY, JULY 12. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at his home. Cards may be sent to his wife, Hertha, at 2124 North Monroe Street, Arlington, VA 22207. Memorial donations may be sent to: Chicago Botanical Gardens, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Dr. Roshal was a professor of biology at UMM from 1960-1983, and the first chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics at UMM.

THE CAMPUS WELCOMES JAMES D. MORALES, who has begun his duties as associate vice chancellor for enrollment. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication from the University of Utah, and a doctoral degree in education from the University of Minnesota. He has served for over 10 years in various admissions and enrollment management capacities. Most recently, he was director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

THE FALL FACULTY RETREAT will be held at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria on Monday, Aug. 23, and the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 24 The theme for this fall is "Teaching and Learning for a Multi-Cultural Society." Registration deadline is Thursday, July 15, 2004. Please return your registration form today to Linda Pederson at the Faculty Center.

MORRIS EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH will hold its Bible School closing event at the UMM P.E. Center and RFC July 23. About 450 adult and student participants are expected.

THE "STUDENT SUICIDE: INSTITUTIONAL POLICY, LIABILITY AND PREVENTION" AUDIO CONFERENCE will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 28 in the Behmler Hall Conference Room.

GRAB A COLLEAGUE AND VOLUNTEER TOGETHER AT THE UMM BOOTH DURING THE STEVENS COUNTY FAIR AUGUST 12-15. Faculty and staff volunteers have traditionally been the driving force each year behind the booth's rousing success. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with west central Minnesota (and beyond) fairgoers. Volunteer by e-mailing Judy Riley at by August 10. Choose from the following 2-hour time slots [and an occasional 2-1/2 hr-slot]:á Thurs, Aug. 12: 6-8 pm, 8-10 pm Fri, Aug. 13: noon-2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4-6 pm, 6-8 pm, 8-10:30 pm Sat, Aug. 14: noon-2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4-6 pm, 6-8 pm, 8-10:30 pm Sun, Aug 15: noon-2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4-6 pm. [6-8 pm closing slot already taken.] Exhibition booths are located inside the Lee Community Center adjacent to the Stevens County Fairgrounds. [A fan is provided as baseball afficionados know, every fan counts!]

THE MORRIS CAMPUS WILL BE REPRESENTED, along with all University of Minnesota campuses, in a University-wide exhibit in the U building at the Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 26-Sept. 6. The exhibit will provide an abbreviated showcase of outreach, student opportunities and research on each of the campuses. In addition, the UMM jazz combo, "Funky Gumbo," will entertain on stage in front of the U exhibition building from noon-4 pm on Monday, Sept. 6. Combo members are UMM students Casey Kavanagh, Tom Hencal, Dustin Retzlaff, Tom Nordlund, and non-UMMer Bill Engelbretson. The U of M building at the Minnesota State Fair is located two blocks west of gate 5 on Dan Patch Avenue.

Sara Kloek '05 and Rep. Cy Thao '95 will attend the Democratic National Convention in Boston July 26-29 as delegates for presidential candidate John Kerry. Kloek is also organizing a bus trip, "Young Patriots Tour: 2800 Miles for a Stronger America." Forty Minnesota college students will campaign in key states beginning on July 21, and attend the College Democrats of America National Convention prior to attending events surrounding the Democratic National Convention. Other UMM student participants are Avi Rosenmaun, Jen Schreifels, Tim Lindberg, Anthony Cary, Emily Schweiger, Isaac Linehan-Clodfelter, and John Schrom.

Jenny Nellis [studio art and chair, Division of the Humanities] has been appointed to the West Central Initiative Board of Directors. WCI is a public foundation serving Stevens County and eight other counties in west central Minnesota. WCI provides programs and resources in the areas of quality employment, workforce issues, family and community.

John Stuart Ingle [studio art emeritus] participated in the Pure Prairie Art Sale June 17-27 at the Bird Island Business Center.

George Fosgate [theatre arts emeritus] is Grandpa Vanderhof in Mount Hood Repertory Theatre Company's Production of "You Can't Take it With You," July 23-August 15 in Gresham, Ore. On-line reservations at or 503-491-5950. "Retirement rocks!" shared Pat and George.

[Mpls Star Tribune, June 28, 2004] UMM is mentioned in an article, "Distinction is indeed academic/Schools careful in choosing 'college' or 'university' " on page one.

[Mpls Star Tribune, July 9, 2004] UMM is mentioned in an article in thhe Metro/State section, "Switching majors tied to a degree of delay": "In a senior survey, first given in 1989ůStudent satisfaction was highest on the Morris campus, which is small and specializes in undergraduate education."

[Minnesota Daily July 14, 2004] Chancellor Sam Schuman is quoted in "Congressmen promote higher education bill." Full story at:

[Paynesville Press July 14, 2004] UMM student Trista Dukowitz is profiled in a story, "UMM student travels to Greece for 13 days in May." Full story at:


Thank you for the beautiful plant that was sent on behalf of the University for my mother's funeral. Thank you too for the memorials, cards and words of condolence. Your kindness will never be forgotten. -- Jody Huntley and the family of Eunice Darcy

Correction: There was a last-name error in the list of student athletes in the last issue of WB who received UMAC academic all-conference awards. Danielle Templeton (not Thompson) should have been listed under Women's Track and Field.To access news about UMM, visit the UMM News Service

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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

The next Summer Edition of the Weekly Bulletin will be August 11.