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Aida Martinez, director of the Multi-Ethnic Student Program, and graduating senior Isaiah Brokenleg will receive the Cesar Chavez Award during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6. The event will be held at the corner of Cougar Circle and Cesar Chavez Avenue (in front of the Social Science building). Oyate Hall is the rain site. The award states: "For embodying the principles, leadership, and humanitarian qualities of the late legendary labor and civil rights leader. For the belief that ordinary people can make extraordinary social change when they are individually guided by, and bound together by, universal values and a common vision for a better world. For your contribution to the Latino Community, Communities of Color, and for support of Workers Rights while personifying the values embodied by Cesar E. Chavez which include: service to others, sacrifice, a preference to help the most needy, determination, non-violence, tolerance, respect for life, celebrating community, knowledge, and innovation we extend our sincerest appreciation."

Eight student musicians will perform in the annual Honors Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in HFA Recital Hall. Students are: Pulum Kim, Angela Adam, Katie Cunnien, Anna Harrington, Mark Bauer, Dustin Retzlaff, Terri Jo Schuft, and Alison Scherzer. The recital is free and open to the public.

The excellence of UMM students will be celebrated during the 14th Annual Student Honors and Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, in HFA Recital Hall. An Honoring Ceremony for Native American graduates will take place earlier the same day, at 4 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Read more at http://www.morris.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news

The Division of Education faculty invites you to attend the "Education Exposition 2005," showcasing the work of elementary and secondary teacher education graduates, on Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Oyate Hall.

UMM alumnus, artist and Minnesota State Representative Cy Thao '95 will give the keynote address during the annual Commencement ceremony. Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, on the campus mall. Find a schedule of events leading up to and including Commencement day at www.morris.umn.edu/events/commencement/.


Accomplishments

Jennifer Falzerano, admissions, and Chancellor Sam Schuman traveled to China to explore exchange options and recruit students for UMM. They were joined by Dr. Hong Yang from the UM China Center and Nancy Schuman. Chancellor Schuman signed a general agreement with Capital Normal University in Bejing to continue to explore possibilities for student exchange.

Paula O'Loughlin and her Fall 2005 American Government students received a Minnesota State Student Service Award from the Governor for their involvement in the Kids' Voting program in Morris. They were nominated by Cheryl Kuhn, service-learning coordinator with the Morris Area School District, who served as the community partner for the project. They will receive their award from the Governor on May 12. This is UMM's second MN State Student Service Award the first was received in 2000 by students in Argie Manolis' College Writing and Introduction to Creative Writing courses.

Dr. Engin Sungur, mathematics, has accepted the appointment as director of the Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching. He will assume the duties of the post this summer.

Chancellor Sam Schuman will be the invited Commencement speaker during ceremonies on the Crookston campus this Saturday, May 7. Schuman will speak about core values.

Former Spartan Paul Grove and his parents, Ron and Virginia Grove, were inducted into the Hall of Fame during the recent 33rd annual Minnesota State CTC Sports Honors Night in Fergus Falls. Grove, a basketball star who graduated from MSCTC in 1987, has coached at Gustavus Adolphus, Normandale, Mayville State and, most recently, UMM.

Research by Carlos Zuluaga and Jim Cotter, geology faculty, along with student research partners Heidi J. Anderson, Jacklyn Sherrod and Valerie Cassel, will be presented during the 39th annual meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America. The event will be held May 19-20 at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Following a campus election, Nancy Carpenter will represent the Morris campus on the 2005-2008 Senate Faculty Consultative Committee.

Proceeds from the presentation of "The Vagina Monologues," sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, are donated each year to Someplace Safe. This year's donations totaled $803.

[NY Times 5/2/05] The WCROC renewable energy project was mentioned in the NY Times. Read more at
www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-Hydrogen-Hopes/.

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The University of Minnesota, Morris Weekly Bulletin is published by the Office of University Relations weekly August through May. Submissions accepted by noon on Wednesday each week. Send items electronically to Judy Riley, at rileyjk@morris.umn.edu.