A team comprised of UMM staff, students and faculty (and friends) won the National Dodgeball League Dodgeball World Championship September 23-25 in Las Vegas. The team, the only one who competed from Minnesota, is comprised of Adam Sullivan (UMM student) Randi Peterson (UMM women's head basketball coach) Amy Van Arkle (friend of Randi) Aaron Thompson (UMM men's assistant basketball coach) Lori Sylvester (sister of Aaron) Chris Butler (English) and Nate Oakland (UMM women's assistant basketball coach). Twenty-four teams competed from states such as California, New York and Alaska. For more information about the National Dodgeball League visit http://www.nationaldodgeball.com/.
A reprise of a 1960 lecture, "Sirens Sing to Me," and a 2005 sequel, "Conquering Thanatos," will be presented by Henry Parker, Cunningham Distinguished Scholar/Professor, U of Tennessee-Martin and Ford Foundation Fellow. He will also give a First-Year Experience Presentation, "Making College Success Inevitable." Parker served on the UMM humanities faculty, 1961-65, and was UMM's first black professor. Public lecture Thursday, Sept. 29, 2:30 p.m., Cougar Room, Student Center. Parker and his wife, Marilyn Crist, will visit UMM September 28-29. Read more at http://www.morris.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news/.
A chance for girls in grades five through eight to explore science with professional scientists will be offered during UMM's "Super Saturday Science" beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Science building. A session for fifth and six graders is set for 9 a.m.-noon seventh and eighth grade students will participate from 1-4 p.m. Girls will participate in a wide variety of hands-on science experiments, meet other girls who like science, and work with scientists and science students. Find out more at http://www.morris.umn.edu/alumni/universityRelations/news/
Residents from Alberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Hancock and Morris will come together during a Stevens County Community Fundraiser for the residents affected by recent hurricanes. The event is set for 5 to 8 p.m. (note time change) Monday, Oct. 10, in the new Morris Area Elementary School. Free food will be provided by local restaurants, along with music, dancing, a silent auction and raffles. Free bus rides from Morris Transit are available within the city limits by calling 589-1000. All proceeds will go to The Salvation Army and American Red Cross to assist Gulf coast residents. For more information call ext. 6083.
The UMM Briggs Library Associates Annual Book Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Oyate Hall. A wide variety of books, videos, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Briggs Library. Donations accepted at Briggs Library until 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.
The City of Morris, Some Place Safe, the Women's Resource Center, and UMM will hold a community march to protest violence against women, an observance of Take Back the Night, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in East Side Park, East 7th Street, Morris. UMM students will meet on the campus mall and walk to East Side Park. Following the walk, the march will continue to campus where a speak out will be held. Families and friends are encouraged to attend. Balloons and mini flashlights for the kids. Event will be held rain or shine. For more information about the march or Take Back the Night contact Ashley Ericson or Jessica Glaza at 589-3825.
The Queer Issues Subcommittee invites faculty, staff and students to participate in Safe Zone One and Safe Zone Two training on Saturday, Oct. 8, in conjunction with E-Quality's Coming Out Week activities. Safe Zone One, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (location tba). Participants in Safe Zone One will have an overview of issues and concerns related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered community and engage in activities that provide insight into loss, homophobia and stereotypes. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of participation. Safe Zone Two, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (location tba). Safe Zone One is required for participation in Safe Zone Two. Participants in Safe Zone Two will receive in depth training into the coming out process, developing helping and listening skills as allies to GLBT persons, and learn how to intervene in biased related situations. Upon completion, participants will receive a poster for their home or office designating that space as a Safe Zone for GLBT individuals. To participate contact Lori Koshork at koshorla or ext. 6060.
The next Chancellor's Open Office hour is Monday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in to 309 Behmler 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:
Attention secondary education students planning to graduate in 2007: There will be an informational/application meeting for all Secondary Education students planning to graduate in 2007 on Monday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 pm in Science 2200. The meeting will provide information on recommendations, interviews, and deadlines for applying for admission to the program. Further information about admission requirements may be found in the University of Minnesota, Morris Catalog.
Students interested in entering elementary or secondary education program: You must pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) BEFORE entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The PPST will be offered at UMM on November 19. Contact Pat Nelson, Division of Education OR Jane Kill, Counseling for information on registering. This should be done in September!
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