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UMM HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS A GREEN POWER PARTNER by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Morris campus has a long-standing tradition of students, faculty and staff working together to promote resource conservation. \\\"Much of the credit for this proactive approach can be attributed to the students and the student organizations on campus,\\\" said Lowell Rasmussen, associate vice chancellor for physical plant and master planning. "The Morris Campus Student Association, MPIRG (Minnesota Public Interest Research Group), and student residence hall organizations have all contributed, and encouraged the campus to become more environmentally responsible." Watch the media and the UMM News Service web site at for more details.

SNOW IN WINTER IN MINNESOTA IS NOT BREAKING NEWS. This, though, shared by Peter Orr, grounds, fleet and recycling supervisor, might be of interest: Four people do the snow removal on the Morris campus which includes 2.3 miles of road, 3.5 miles of sidewalk and 8 acres of parking. The crew tries to have everything open the first day and finish up on the second day following a typical snowfall. The Morris campus, along with other U campuses, is included in a story in UMNnews, which is linked from a snow report in this week's U Brief.

THE SPRING SEMESTER DEAN'S LIST IS NOW ON LINE at The list includes student's names and the names of their hometowns. Students who have requested suppression of information at any level are not included in posted or publicized Dean's Lists. The site also includes a link to Dean's List criteria.


The Cougar men's basketball team used solid defense in their eighth straight win Tuesday night, 101-69 over Presentation College. The Cougars held the Saints to just .339 percent shooting from the field, second best for the year, and limited Presentation to just 20 field goals, the fewest allowed this season. Record is now 13-5 overall and 7-0 in the UMAC. The team will travel to St. Paul this Friday to face the Northwestern College Eagles. If the Cougars pick up the win, they would have a two game lead over the Eagles with six games remaining on the season. A win would put the Cougars in the driver's seat to win their first ever regular season title and host the conference tournament on February 18 & 19.

Kathryn Sullivan '05, presented her research, titled, "The Pancake Problem: Improving the Bounds for Sorting by Prefix Permutations," at the Joint National Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in Atlanta, Ga,. in January 2005. Her research was partially supported by a university UROP, in partnership with faculty adviser is Peh Ng, mathematics.

Cyrus Bina, economics/management, has had an article, "American Tragedy: The Quagmire of War, Rhetoric of Oil, and the Conundrum of Hegemony," published in the Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis, Vol. 20, No.2 (November 2004).


SUMMON at Briggs Library is being upgraded. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, until around 8 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 1, the following functions will not work: NEW reserve requests, \\\"Your Account\\\" \\\'checked out\\\' info or on-line renewals, and item status information may not be correct. Other library functions may be affected as well.

The next Chancellor’s Office Hour is Friday, Feb. 4, 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 website: the day you plan to drop in or call his office at 589-6020.

Share your love for books and learning while making a student\\\'s classroom experience more enjoyable during the Disability Services 1st Annual \\\"So You Like to Hear the Sound of Your Own Voice\\\" Reading Event. Donate an hour of your time to read books for students whose disabilities prevent them from reading independently. Read books from biology, English, psychology, sociology, art, speech, and history. Dates of the reading event are Wednesday, Jan. 26- Friday, Feb. 25. Office hours are 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Friday. Contact Colleen Frey at the Disability Services Office (freyc, ext. 6178) to schedule an hour.

Spring Semester U Card Office Hours are: 1- 2 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Elementary or Secondary Education Program applicants: You must take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The next test is offered at UMM on March 5. Also, all education students MUST pass all three areas of the PPST before a Minnesota teaching license will be granted. Contact Counseling now for information on registering now.

Elementary Education Program applicants planning to graduate in 2007: All application material is to be submitted to Pat in the Education Division office no later than Friday, Jan. 28. Interviews will be February 7 through 11. Sign up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door (211).

Faculty and staff are invited to meet individually with Sue Smith, U of M Employee Benefits counselor, regarding employee benefit issues such as planning for retirement or participating in the Voluntary Retirement Plans. Friday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 306 Behmler Hall. Contact Jenny Quam, ext. 6024 , to set up your individual appointment.
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