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“WELLSTONE!,” AN 88-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PAUL WELLSTONE 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

John F. Schwaller, dean, history & Spanish, has recently published an article, titled "The Early Life of Luis de Velasco, the Younger: The Future Viceroy as Boy and Young Man," in the journal Estudios de Cultura Novohispana. Estudios de Cultura Novohispana is the leading journal of colonial Mexican History and is published at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Mary Elizabeth Bezanson, speech communication, has two lead articles published this month. "It doesn't matter if you said that or not, receivers still have rights: Unraveling the constitutional tangle of Wasson" appears in the Free Speech Yearbook, volume 40. "Watch out for the First Amendment: Watchtower Bible Tract Society, personal distribution and the forgotten right to receive" appears in the Journal of the Communication & Theater Association of Minnesota.

Cody Specketer ’04 is referenced in an article in Elle magazine. He e-mails: “Greetings from Athens, Greece where I have been studying since the beginning of fall semester. [Spring] semester of last year I was in Washington, D.C. interning with Clark & Weinstock, a consulting/lobbying firm. During a two-day span a reporter for Elle magazine was doing a special on one of the consultants. It just so happens that over this time frame the consultant was hosting a formal dinner for the new Iraqi ambassador-elect. As part of my internship, my resources were used during the day of preparation to drive around Georgetown fetching materials and food for the event.”

[Legacy, Fall 2004] The Morris campus is featured in separate articles in the current issue of Legacy, a publication for University of Minnesota donors and friends. The campus historic district is profiled in an article on page two: “Preserving the Past.” Morris alumnus and recent recipient of The Distinguished Alumni Award from the UMM Alumni Association, Dr. Leonard Munstermann ’64, is among those featured in “Prepped for Success” on page seven. Allis Foundation scholarships (all UM, UMM shares in these), page three.


Jeff Ratliff-Crain, psychology, extends his thanks to the campus community for the thoughts and support during and following his father’s illness and death. The cards, e-mails, personal expressions and flowers were very helpful during this time.

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: the day you plan to drop in on the Chancellor or call his office at ext. 6020.

Volunteers and donors are needed for the Blood Drive, to be held from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 26–27, in Oyate Hall. Sign up to give blood or volunteer at the Blood Drive table in the Student Center lobby, across from TMC.

UMM students will go door-to-door in Morris from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, during the annual Trick or Can drive to collect unopened, non-perishable food items and household products for the Stevens County Food Shelf.

Mary Louise Pratt, Silver Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York University, will deliver the annual Barber Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in Oyate Hall. In her lecture, titled "Language and Contemporary Geopolitics," she'll speak about the clashes between ideologies of monolingualism in the U.S. and the newly perceived demands of national security, offering concepts and tools for thinking about the place of language in contemporary global dynamics. The Barber Lecture series is made possible by a gift to UMM from Drs. Laird H. and the late Dorothy K. Barber, both professors of English with long and distinguished careers at UMM. The lecture series, which began in 1999, is shared between English and the Foreign Languages and Literatures disciplines.

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.
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