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THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HAS ANNOUNCED THE LARGEST SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING DRIVE IN ITS HISTORY with a new program designed to double the impact of gifts for new endowed scholarships. The Promise of Tomorrow scholarship fundraising drive, recently announced by University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks, will double the generosity of donors by matching the spendable income from newly endowed scholarships with funds from the University. The scholarship drive seeks to increase by 50 percent the number of new students who receive scholarships made possible through gifts to the University from private donors. To learn more about becoming a donor, contact Maddy Maxeiner at maxeinme@mrs.umn.edu or ext. 6386.

THE THEATER DISCIPLINE OPENS ITS 2004-2005 SEASON WITH "BLITHE SPIRIT" by Noel Coward. Get in the "spirit" of Halloween with this hilarious 1930s drawing room comedy involving sťances, ghosts, and one nutty psychic. "Blithe Spirit" runs Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 28-30, at 7:30 p.m. with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. on October 30, in the HFA Proscenium Theatre. Ticket prices are $7 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For additional information or advance ticket sales, call the Theatre Box Office at ext. 6249.

Accomplishments

UMM student Dianne Desrosiers performed September 12 with the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The performance celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Kennedy Center while acknowledging the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian. Desrosiers, an anthropology and American Indian studies double major, will also perform with the company on November 21 on Broadway in NYC. The Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theater has performed all over the world for more than 20 years, including a series of performances in Athens, Greece, last summer as part of the preliminary Olympics ceremonies. Gabe Desrosiers, Dianne's spouse and a new transfer student at UMM, is also a member of the company, but performed at a powwow in Arizona this past weekend.

John Husted's (psychology) office has been informed that two publications will be coming out in the fall edition of the journal, Rural Mental Health. The journal is published as part of the National Association for Mental Health. One study shows that individuals with either nicotine or alcohol addiction are more likely to have early admission into a nursing home. The average difference between a drinking/smoker and one who does not is over 12 years. The second article addresses the problem of individuals with significant mental health issues who are hard to treat. Dr. Husted developed a new therapy called identity change, in which the therapist is asked to work on the assumptions the individual has about his illness rather than the symptoms themselves. Dr. Husted has published over 20 scientific manuscripts and continues to work in the area of psychotherapy and geriatric psychology.

[Mpls Star Tribune 9/15/04 Hunting 2004 supplement] LIVING space: City living isn't for Sam Ilstrup and his wife, Jodi .... Ilstrup gave the Twin Cities a shot, moving there in 1985 after graduating from the University of Minnesota-Morris.

[KSAX-TV, Alexandria, 9/13/04] Interview with student Tim Phillips about the MARCH student organization, "Dangerous Media Tour" event.

[St. Paul Pioneer Press 9/13/04] Student DFL and College Republicans tabling in the Student Center. Student Sara Kloek is quoted.

Announcements

Submit short stories, essays, poems, art, and photographs to the literary magazine, The Chronicle Alternative, at chroniclealternative@hotmail.com. Or join the Chronicle staff help edit and produce each issue. Direct questions to Laurel Cutright at cutr0003@mrs.umn.edu/.

A Directory of Services for families of the Morris National Guard is being compiled by Community Service and Volunteerism in Student Activities. The local unit will soon be deployed for service in Iraq. Send your name, telephone and/or e-mail address and the areas of assistance you can provide to: David Nelson, student coordinator, Community Service and Volunteerism, campusco@mrs.umn.edu or call ext. 6418.

Tune in to the weekly "Campus Calendar" radio show, each Saturday at halftime during the Cougar football game. The program, produced by the Offices of University Relations and Student Activities, airs on KMRS, 1230 AM. Show host Carol McCannon, Student Activities, will highlight events taking place during the following week at UMM. If you are planning an on-campus event that is open to the public, submit the details for possible inclusion on "Campus Calendar" to Judy Riley, University Relations, at rileyjk@mrs.umn.edu by Thursday each week.

Become a member of a Small Group Bible Study, sponsored by Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF). Studies on the Gospel of John are open to freshmen in each residence hall there are also separate upperclass studies. For more information, contact IVCF coordinator Sarah Lofgren at lofg0020@mrs.umn.edu, or assistants Ben Lofgren at lofg0031@mrs.umn.edu, and Vanessa Waltz at walt0339@mrs.umn.edu.

The new Study Abroad Advising Service (formerly ISTC) will be open to serve students starting on Monday, Sept. 20. Staffed by students experienced in study abroad, SAAS will be open approximately 20 hours per week to help students explore study abroad programs, search for work abroad opportunities, and provide travel services such as ISIC cards and Eurail passes. More information during the SAAS Open House, Monday, Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m., in the Moccasin Flower Room, Student Center.

Eric Klinger, UMM professor of psychology, will present a workshop on "Systematic Motivational Counseling" for area psychologists, counselors and social workers on Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Student Center. Klinger's session will introduce participants to the uses of SMC as a therapeutic treatment option in situations where motivational factors play important roles. The workshop is sponsored by Continuing Education, Regional Programs and Summer Session at UMM through its annual continuing education series for human services professionals.

Attention elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2007: There will be an informational/application meeting for all elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2007 on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. OR at 6 p.m., in MRC 205. During the meeting, questions will be answered as to the pre-requisites required when you should apply to the program when you should begin the program student teaching graduation, etc. If you have already picked up your application packet, please bring it with you to the meeting. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

The next Chancellor's Open Office hour will be Thursday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in 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.

Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2006: There will be an informational/application meeting for all secondary education students planning to graduate in 2006 on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 3:45 p.m. in MRC 205. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.

Students interested in entering elementary or secondary education program: You 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 20. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education OR Jane Kill, Counseling for information on registering.

The U Card Office is open from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Math Room hours for Fall Semester 2004 are Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Mondays through Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. The Math Room is a drop-in service located in room 360 of the library where math students may get help with their math assignments.

Physics drop-in tutoring is available in room 360 of the library (in the Math Room). Fall Semester physics drop-in tutoring is available on Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m.


Deadlines

The Ethel Curry Scholarships are available to American Indian students who are juniors, seniors, or graduate students and enrolled in an accredited Minnesota post-secondary institution. The applicants must be one-quarter (1/4) or more blood quantum of a Minnesota-based tribe or community or a combination thereof. The applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The application deadline is October 1, 2004. Please stop by the Financial Aid office for an application.

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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/.