DR. PAREENA LAWRENCE, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS, IS THE RECIPIENT OF THIS YEAR'S UMM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TEACHING AWARD. Thanks to the generosity of the UMM Alumni Association, the Morris campus recognizes the extraordinary contribution of a faculty member to teaching on the campus. The Functions and Awards Committee made the selection. Dr. Lawrence will be honored at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner on April 28, and will be the speaker at the Student Honors and Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 13.
FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS, ALUMNI, AND STAFF from UMM were represented during Maroon and Gold Day at the State Capitol last week. The group met with over 150 legislators. Bryan Fisher, MCSA president and coordinator of the Morris campus contingent, testified before the House Committee on Higher Education Finance.
NEARLY $840 WAS COLLECTED DURING THE CAMPUS TSUNAMI RELIEF DONATION DRIVE, coordinated by Community Service and Volunteerism in Student Activities. A total of $584.42 was collected for UNICEF - $103.00 from Women of Color Association $300 from IMANI (bracelet sale) and $181.42 from Community Service and Volunteerism tabling. A total of $252.79 was collected for the American Red Cross, all donations from Community Service and Volunteerism tabling.
Kristine Ertl placed 6th in the 50-yard freestyle and 7th in the 100-yard freestyle competition at the 2005 Liberal Arts Championships at Coe College February19-20. Kristine's efforts were inadvertently omitted from last week's Weekly Bulletin.
Congratulations to 2004-2005 UMAC men’s basketball All-Conference team members Brendan McNally and Matt Stenehjem, both named to the first team. Honorable mention honors went to Seniors David Holler and Adam Sullivan. Sullivan also was named to the all-defensive team.
The Speech Team participated in the Icebox Classic Feb. 4-5 at St. Cloud State U. Laura Hildreth placed second in after dinner speaking. The team placed third in the sweepstakes for the limited team division to win the first-ever team sweepstakes award in the team's history during the Feb. 19-20 Minnesota Collegiate Forensic Association State Tournament at Bethel University. Individually, Kim Ukura and Jessica Anderson advanced to semi-finals in parliamentary debate and Jacqueline Rhode placed sixth in impromptu speaking. At Valley Forensic League Tournament 3 Feb. 25-26, Hildreth was the tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking and placed third in after dinner speaking. At VFL 4, Hildreth placed second in extemporaneous speaking and Rhode placed third in impromptu speaking.
Sam Schuman presented a paper, titled "Dreamy Streets: Nabokov's St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg's Nabokov," at the 33rd annual Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture Conference at the University of Louisville.
Auditions for "The Embryos," a night of short plays written by Alyssa
Herzog and directed by Victoria Pyan, will be held March 2 from 4-6:30
p.m. and March 3 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Moccasin Flower Room,
Student Center. There are approximately 11 roles with an equal amount of
men and women. Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue, wear comfortable
clothing, and bring a very detailed spring semester schedule. Performances
are scheduled for April 30 at 8 p.m. at the Common Cup and May 2 at
7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Direct questions to either Victoria at pyan0002 or Alyssa at herz0062. This production is produced by Meiningens, UMM's student theater organization.
UMM will host its 22nd annual Tinman Triathlon on Saturday, April 30. The race begins at 9 a.m. from the Regional Fitness Center competition pool. Registration information is available at ext. 6439, or on the web at www.active.com/.
Freshman & Sophomore Advising Workshop: An Opportunity Fair, "Annual Planning Outside the Box," will be held on Monday, March 7, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Students can choose from among eight break-out sessions led by faculty. Learn more about areas of concentration, honors, internships, National Student Exchange, Service Learning, Study Abroad, Morris Academic Partners, Morris Student Administrative Fellows, and UROP. Popcorn, pretzels, candy and prizes! Come and bring a friend.
On-campus residence hall room and apartment signup begins Tuesday, March 22. Please check your e-mail for designated sign-up times. If you have any questions, call the Office of Residential Life at ext. 6475.
The next Chancellor's Office Hour is Monday, March 7, at 10:00 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 UMM telescope on the 4th floor of the Science building will be open for public observing this semester on the following dates: Friday, April 8, 9-10 p.m. Friday, April 22, 9:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, 10-11 p.m. In case of bad weather, the event will occur the following evening (Saturday) at the same time. This schedule, and info on last-minute cancellations due to weather, can be found at http://cda.mrs.umn.edu/~kearnsk/Telescope/PubObs.htm
The local (campus) Spring '05 U.R.O.P. deadline is 4 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2005 for projects beginning on or after July 1, 2005. There is also some funding available for projects that will be carried out during the May session. Proposals should be submitted to Sharon Van Eps, 231 Community Services. Applications can be picked up in that office or can be downloaded from the UROP website (www.urop.umn.edu).
The following scholarships applications can be completed on the web at www.morris.umn.edu/admissions/financialaid/returnschol.html or pick-up applications from the Admissions and Financial Aid Office:
• The 2005-2006 Gertrude Gaffney Hanlon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to UMM returning students with Irish Nationality and financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a requirement and must be completed by March 1, 2005. This scholarship is renewable to past recipients. The deadline date is April 1, 2005.
• The 2005-2006 John Vo Memorial Scholarship is awarded to UMM returning students who will be completing cross-disciplinary work, which includes the arts. Preference will be given to 5th year seniors. The deadline date is March 21, 2005.
• The 2005-2006 Karyn Nielson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to UMM returning students demonstrating good character by participating in community service, church activities and volunteerism. This scholarship is renewable to past recipients. The deadline date is March 14, 2005.
The following scholarship application can be completed on the web at www.morris.umn.edu/admissions/financialaid/returnschol.html or pick-up application from the Admissions and Financial Aid Office. The 2005-2006 Phi Mu Delta Scholarship is awarded to UMM returning students who demonstrate Phi Mu Delta's "Three-S" Philosophy which is: Service: the finer qualities of ethical conduct toward fellow man Social: well developed social manners, courtesy and kindness and Scholarship: diligent application to study, not only in order that the requirements of UMM be met, but also that achievement above the average level may be attained. The deadline date is March 14, 2005.
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