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REGISTER BY OCTOBER 8 FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL SUPER SATURDAY SCIENCE, a program aimed at encouraging girls' interest in science. Download the registration form from http://www.mrs.umn.edu/satsci, or call Sharon Papiernik, USDA-ARS North Central Soil Research Conservation Lab, 320-589-3411. Registration forms can also be obtained from your daughter's science teacher. There is a $6 (or 2 for $10) registration fee. Scholarships also available. Super Saturday Science will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to noon, in Science. Read more at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news/view.php?id=185

DR. LEONARD MUNSTERMANN, ’64, RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT THE YALE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, will receive The Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association during the Alumni Association annual dinner to be held October 8 during Homecoming weekend. The award is presented annually to UMM alumni who have made noteworthy contributions in their professional lives, to public service, or in service to the University, thus reflecting favorably upon UMM. Read more at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news/view.php?id=182

REMEMBER THE ‘70S? Pocket calculators made the slide rule obsolete…the home computer revolution began…Watergate…OPEC oil embargo…disco, punk rock…Star Wars, Hank Aaron, and Joe Namath…? Relive those ‘70s memories this weekend during UMM Homecoming 2004: A Funkadelic Flashback, October 8-10. Complete schedule of events at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/alumni/alumniRelations/UMM/HOMECOMING/HOMECOMING2003.html or contact Alumni Relations, ext. 6066, for more information.

THE SENATE HIGHER EDUCATION BUDGET DIVISION will hold hearings from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in HFA Recital Hall. They will hear testimony on how tuition hikes affect students, the relationship between K-12 schools in the area and the U, and the relationship between the business community and the U. The hearings are open to the public.

“WELLSTONE!,” AN 88-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PAUL WELLSTONE which will make its world premiere in mid-October, will be shown at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Edson Auditorium. A panel discussion will take place between each showing. “Wellstone!” chronicles the senator, whose re-election campaign and career as an activist and democratic statesman ended tragically in a plane crash just 11 days before the November 2002 election. Read more at http://www.mrs.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news/view.php?id=188

Accomplishments

[Los Angeles Times 10/6/04] Families of U.S. troops have long adhered to a clan code that prohibits speaking out against a war. Now some are going public over Iraq. Roland Guyotte, history, is quoted as an authority on antiwar movements in a story, “Breaking Their Silence.”

Announcements

Dear campus community: We would like to thank you for supporting our first ever Cougar Fest. We enjoyed bringing another big win for the home crowd. Come out again and support us as we get ready for Homecoming. Many thanks to all community and campus organizations that made Cougar Fest a successful event. We truly appreciate how everyone came together to show your support. GO COUGARS! -- ‘04 UMM Cougar Football Team

Great Conversations opens with "A Revolution in Women's Sports" on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. Two of the country's leading figures in women's sports, Mary Jo Kane and Donna Lopiano, will look back on 32 years of the hard-won accomplishments of Title IX and discuss their hopes and dreams for the future of women's sports. Kane is Professor and Director of the U's Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. Lopiano is Executive Director of the Women's Sports Foundation, established in to ensure gender equity in sports and compliance to Title IX. Program is FREE and open to the campus and community refreshments served.

In cooperation with Morris radio stations KMRS/KKOK/KLVY, UMM is simulcasting Cougar football games on the internet, thanks to the efforts of Media Services, Cougar Athletics, University Relations, and the Southwest Higher Education Organization for Telecommunications and Technology (SHOT). Intended audiences are traveling UMM students, alumni, players' parents and families, and fans who would like to catch the game live, but cannot receive the KKOK radio signal. The games are simulcast live from the official UMM Cougar Sports Network web site: http://www.mrs.umn.edu/media/cougars.html. This page also includes the Cougar schedule and broadcast times. To connect to the Cougar Sports Network during game time, users must first download the free player from www.real.com and make sure they have access to the internet. The computer must have a soundcard and speakers. The free RealPlayer can be used on all computers running Windows 95/98/2000/XP and all Macintosh computers. To download the RealPlayer, visit the UMM Cougar Sports Network page at: http://www.mrs.umn.edu/media/cougars.html for the link.

You can still pick up vintage, dresses, fabric and odd pieces during the UMM Costume Shop sale, which continues October 7 and October 14, between 3 and 6 p.m. You might find the perfect Halloween costume. New items will be added to the sale each week so multiple visits are encouraged. While the clothing may be fabulous, your budget doesn’t have to be most items priced at $1 unless otherwise marked.

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 Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 pm in Science 1030. If you were at the September 23 meeting, you do not need to attend this one.

The next Chancellor's Open Office hour will be Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 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.

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 Counseling IMMEDIATELY for information on registering.

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 2:45-3:45 p.m. in the Behmler Conference Room, the Grants Development Office invite interested faculty and staff to meet with three special guests from the Twin Cities campus. This will be an opportunity for UMM researchers and scholars to learn about the new FIRST program, talk about faculty research interests, and explore possible collaborative research opportunities. The special guests are Edward Wink, associate vice president for research and director of the Office of Sponsored Projects Kevin McKoskey, senior grant manager and Peggy Sundermeyer, director of Collaborative Research Services and the Fostering Integrity in Research, Scholarship, and Teaching (FIRST) program. Ed, Kevin, and Peggy all come from offices that in one way or another help fund research at UMM. Please RSVP to Roger Wareham, Grants Development Office, at warehamr@mrs.umn.edu or 589-6458 no later than Monday, Oct. 11.

The Grants Development Office will host a special session of the Principal Investigator Workshop (Responsible Conduct of Research - RCR), Part 2, on Thursday, Oct. 14, in Room HFA 7 from 9 a.m. - noon. This unique session will be jointly broadcast via ITV from UMM and the twin cities campus. 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 will 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. Please RSVP to Rita Bolluyt, Grants Development Office, at bolluytr@umn.edu or 589-6465 no later than Monday, Oct. 11, if you plan to attend. This announcement is for general information. A separate note will also be sent to those who need to complete the RCR Part 2 session to be in compliance with the Regents policy.

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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/.