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TO HONOR UMM’S FORMER CHANCELLOR AND DISTINGUISHED SOCIAL SCIENCE FACULTY MEMBER, the newly renovated Social Science building will be named John Q. Imholte Hall. “Because of Jack's long and distinguished service as UMM's chancellor, this naming opportunity falls within University and UMM guidelines. Because of Jack's lifetime of devoted service to our college, it also falls within the guideline of doing the right thing, for the right person, at the right time,” said Chancellor Sam Schuman in making the announcement. “It is our hope to celebrate this new name for one of our core buildings next fall with the Imholtes and all their friends from campus and community,” said Chancellor Schuman. One of UMM's founding faculty, and current professor emeritus of history, Dr. Imholte was first provost, then UMM chancellor from 1969-1990.

VIEW THE WORK OF THIS SEMESTER’S FIRST YEAR SEMINAR STUDENTS during the FYS Jamboree in Oyate Hall on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Students will share what they've learned through presentations as inventive as the students themselves. Previous exhibitions have featured radio broadcasts, plays and videos, an Ellis Island immigration station, a Mayan astral calendar, and a Japanese internment camp.

A COMMUNITY EDUCATION COURSE ON “COMMUNITY AND AGING” OFFERED THIS FALL IN CONJUNCTION WITH A UMM SERVICE LEARNING COURSE ON “ADULTHOOD AND AGING,” taught by Andrew Hostetler, will culminate in the Second Annual Morris Winter Fest on December 3-4. The two-day Fest will include: Friday, 6 p.m., Community potluck at Morris Area Elementary School cafeteria 7 p.m. Old Time Dance, MAES gym/auditorium Saturday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Christmas Bazaar, Morris Senior Center.


Seung-Ho Joo, associate professor of political science, served as the guest editor of a special issue of the journal Pacific Focus, titled “The North Korean Nuclear Crisis and Northeast Asian Security.” Among the eight articles published in the issue was Joo’s article, “Russia’s Role in the Six-Party Negotiations," Pacific Focus, vol. 19, no. 2 (fall 2004), pp. 107-140.

The following students attended the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, November 10-14. They have also organized a chapter of AISES on the Morris campus: Lisa Rainbow, Cedar Gillette, Sharon Jurina, Erica Arends, Nicolette Knudson, Takayla Lightfield, Katie Cannon, Patrick Van Zandt, Sandra Hall, and April Eastman.

[Mpls Star Tribune 11/21/04] “Can chat rooms fill dorm rooms” profiles college electronic chat rooms, and mentions a recent exchange between UMM recruiters and high school students interested in UMM. James Morales, associate vice chancellor for enrollment, and sophomore Alyssa Beall are quoted.

[Mpls Star Tribune 11/21/04] “Keep your thoughts to yourself Not anymore” mentions the research of Jon Mukand, UMM alumnus, who is quoted.


Classes will not be in session and campus offices will close in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26. Normal campus activity will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.

Ray Schultz, associate professor of theater and professional actor, will perform “The Santaland Diaries” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the HFA Black Box Theatre. This one-man show recounts one New Yorker's hilarious experiences playing an elf at Macy's for screaming children, bossy parents, flaky fellow elves and apathetic Santas. “The Santaland Diaries” contains adult themes and language, and is recommended for mature audiences. The performance will benefit the UMM Theatre Discipline Scholarship fund. Students are $3 general admission $7. There are no advance sales tickets will be available at the door. Performance also at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Barrett’s Roosevelt Hall.

The next Chancellor's Open Office hour will be Thursday, Dec. 2, at 8 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.

Steve Drouilhet will present "Wind and Wind Systems for Renewable Energy: Western Minnesota and Beyond" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC). Drouilhet set up the anemometer and monitored the wind resource at the WCROC and was a key resource in helping to get the Morris wind project initiated. He was previously with the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden Colo., and has been in business for himself the last few years developing off grid wind/diesel systems. His expertise is in the equipment that communicates between the wind and the diesel so that they work together smoothly. The campus community is invited to this presentation.

Go “Home for the Holidays” during the annual Carol Concerts and pre-concert family style meal held this year at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Advanced tickets are now available for the performances and optional preceding meals by calling the Music Office, ext. 6234. Meals and performances are as follows: Friday, Dec. 3, meal at 6 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, meal at 6 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, meal at noon, performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for all others family options are available. Meals are $10 for adults, $5 for elementary aged children.

The Grants Development Office will host the Principal Investigator Workshop (Responsible Conduct of Research - RCR), Part 1, via ITV on Thursday, Dec. 2, in Room HFA 7 from 9 a.m. - noon. 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 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 or 589-6465 no later than Tuesday, Nov. 30, if you plan to attend. This announcement is for general information only. A separate note has been sent to those who need to complete the RCR Part 1 session to be in compliance with the Regents policy.

The Office of Residential Life reminds the campus of the closing and re-opening dates of the residence halls for the break between semesters. Students are requested to leave the halls within 24 hours of their last scheduled class. The residence halls officially close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 and will re-open at noon on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005. Students who reside in the apartments are able to stay on campus during the break however, all the residence halls are closed between the above dates. In the past, last minute requests for students to stay later, return during part of the break or return earlier than res halls re-open have become frustrating situations for students and campus members who have not been clear on these dates. In receiving this reminder notice early, ORL hopes to avoid these experiences. For those who have a unique situation that may arise, please contact ORL, ext. 6475, for information. Students who return before noon on Monday, Jan. 17, will need to find accommodations off campus or in the on-campus apartments.
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