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STATE OF THE U ADDRESS, given by the University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks, will be broadcast at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Science Auditorium. A phone connection will be available so that all U campuses can participate in a question-and-answer session following the speech. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: THIS YEAR'S "SPRING BALL" HAS BEEN MOVED TO FALL. This year's event will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 [the Friday of Homecoming weekend] to coincide with the opening of the new Lakeside Ballroom. UMM Jazzers will provide the music. Watch for further details.


Groupthink Tank, a team comprised of students Jon Meath, Tim Hellendrung, John Alden and Bess Vilaisavljevich are winners of the 2005 UMM College Bowl. They competed for five hours, eventually besting Bicycling Fish and nine other student teams as they successfully answered questions ranging from pop culture to obscure historical trivia. The Temple Jaguars faculty team (Mark Logan, Jennifer Goodnough, Ray Schultz and Ted Pappenfus) beat the Faculty All-Stars (Pete Wyckoff, Paula O'Loughlin, Rich Heyman and Chris Butler), 170 to 165. The Office of Student Activities thanks all volunteers and participants and encourages everyone to start preparing for next year and possible regional competition.

Fourteen band musicians have been accepted into the 2005 College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Honor Band. Students submitted audition CDs and tapes that were judged along with those from university students throughout Minnesota. The UMM students accepted to the band are: Joel Adams, tuba Sara Friedrichs, alto saxophone Terri Jo Schuft, saxophone Richelle Maciej, flute/piccolo Andrew Tralle, trombone Lacee Heald, Tom Henchal, Benjamin Karlen, and Amanda Murphy, trumpet Jessica Johnson, Liza Jordan, Kate Raymond, Albert Stimson, and Emily Thomas, clarinet. UMM has the greatest number of students accepted into this prestigious ensemble of all students who auditioned from Minnesota colleges. The Honor Band will perform at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium at 9:20 a.m. February 19 as part of the 2005 Minnesota Music Educator's Association Mid-Winter Clinic.


"With Honors": It's not just the name of a Joe Peschi movie-- YOU can graduate from UMM "with honors." Find out how and why at the Honors Program Freshmen Information Night at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Science 1020. (Choose the time that works best for you). Email questions to Katie Haberkorn, president, at habe0082 or Vanessa Waltz, vice president, at

The Writing Room is now open: Sundays 5-7 Mondays 10-noon and 3-7 Tuesdays 11-7 Wednesdays 10:30-noon and 1-6 Thursdays 11-7 Fridays 10:30-2. Students can sign up on the door of the Writing Room, 327 Briggs Library, by calling ext. 6299, or emailing for appointments.

The next Chancellor's Office Hour is Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.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.

The UMM Alumni Association invites alumni and friends to the Annual Midwinter Event and UMM Concert Choir Reception Friday, Feb. 18, at the Minneapolis Hilton, Duluth Room, 1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis. Event schedule: 5:30-8:30 p.m. complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the Duluth Room of the Minneapolis Hilton 7 p.m. UMM update by Maddy Maxeiner, associate vice chancellor for external relations 9 p.m. UMM Concert Choir performance at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Midwinter Event will feature a special opportunity to visit with 2004-05 UMM Concert Choir members and Conductor Ken Hodgson. Free admission to the choir's performance at the Minnesota Music Educators Association 2005 MMEA Midwinter In-Service Clinic at the Minneapolis Convention Center. RSVP to Carla Riley, ext. 6394 or rileycj. 

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 was 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).


The priority deadline date for you (and your parents) to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is March 1. When the FAFSA is submitted after March 1 you may not receive institutional grant. You can use your 2004 tax information or estimate your income by using previous year's 2003 tax return information if your 2004 tax return has not yet been completed. Completing your FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA on the web at is recommended. The paper FAFSA applications can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office 105 Behmler Hall. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for any questions.

Deadline for submissions for the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) is February 23. Read more at April 15 will mark the Fifth Annual UMM URS, which celebrates student scholarly achievement and informs the campus community about the variety and quality of research on campus. Direct questions to the URS Committee at

USA Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2005 United Staff Association (USA) $300 scholarship. Sons, daughters, spouses, and registered domestic partners of UMM civil service or bargaining unit employees are eligible. Applicants must be attending UMM spring semester 2005. Applications are available from committee members: Karen Ellis, Continuing Education Jayne Hacker, Humanities Pat Hein, ORL Laura Thielke, External Relations/Fund Development or at the web site Applications must be submitted to a committee member by Tuesday, Feb. 22. The scholarship will be awarded during spring semester 2005.
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