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UMM will join other residents from Alberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Hancock and Morris 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.

There is a small "Sherman" tank rolling across the campus. It comes in the form of a black lab puppy named Sherman, who belongs for a short while to Karen Esler, the resident director of Clayton A. Gay Hall. Sherman and Esler are both part of Leader Dogs for the Blind, an organization based in Rochester, Mich., that has been providing animal helpers for more than 60 years. Esler will have the dog for a full year before he heads back to Michigan to enter the training that prepares the dogs to help with a variety of tasks. Read more on the UMM News Service Web site. To learn more about Leader Dogs check out the website at www.leaderdog.org

Professor Marshall Eakin of Vanderbilt University will deliver the 21st annual O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the HFA Recital Hall. His topic will be "Does Latin America Have a Common History?" Dr. Eakin has held the Chair of Teaching Excellence, has been Carnegie Foundation/CASE Professor the Year in Tennessee, recipient of the Vanderbilt Alumni Education's Education Award, the Chancellor's Cup, the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Jefrey W. Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, among other awards. A panel discussion and questions from the audience will follow the lecture. Panel will include Vicente Cabrera, professor of Spanish Stephen Gross, assistant professor of history and John F. Schwaller, vice chancellor and dean, and a specialist in Latin American history. The Driggs Lecture was founded in 1985 by history colleagues, UMM alumni, and friends of the late O. Truman Driggs, who taught history at UMM from 1963 until his death in 1989, and served as chair of the Division of the Social Sciences from 1968 to 1977.

Is Iraq becoming another Vietnam? Learning Unlimited will address this topic with a program, titled "Reflections on Vietnam and Iraq," as part of the 2005 "War and Peace" Humanities Series, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Morris Senior Center.

"Viva Las Morris!" will be the theme for an assortment of fun activities and events during UMM Homecoming 2005, October 20-23. Sponsored by the UMM Alumni Association, along with the Campus Activities Council Homecoming and Traditions Committee.
A reception hosted by the UMM Multi-Ethnic Student Program in the MSP Lounge will kick off the weekend's events from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The reception will honor Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Dr. Paulette Fairbanks Molin '66 and Minnesota State Representative Cy Thao '95. The UMM Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Award Banquet is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday. Also on Friday, the Fall Ball, featuring UMM's Big Jazz Band, will begin at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside Ballroom, Glenwood. Tickets are $15, adults $5, UMM students. Proceeds from the event will benefit Imholte Scholarships, Humanities Phase III at UMM and Lakeside Ballroom Restoration. Free round-trip transportation hourly from UMM Student Center to the Ballroom starting at 7:30 p.m. Cougar Quad Run on Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Regional Fitness Center.
A ceremony to rename the historic UMM Social Science building John Q. Imholte Hall will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Social Science building site. A reception honoring Imholte, former UMM chancellor, will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. on the Camden Hall Veranda. The Homecoming Parade will begin on campus at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The UMM Alumni Association Tailgate party will begin at 11:45 a.m. on the grounds leading to Cougar Field. Cougar football kicks off versus Crown College at 1 p.m. on Cougar Field, followed at 4 p.m. by the UMM Alumni Association post-game celebration at LaFave House.
Enjoy the UMM Alumni Association Brunch in the campus' Food Services building from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. The annual Homecoming Band and Choir Concert, featuring the alumni Concert Band and Choir, is set for 2 p.m. Sunday in HFA Recital Hall. Find a complete list of Homecoming events at http://www.morris.umn.edu/alumni/alumniRelations/UMM/HOMECOMING/


Accomplishments

The UMM Jazz Band provided entertainment during the September 30 dedication of the new student center on the Crookston campus.


Announcements

College Bowl is a question and answer game of general knowledge and quick recall. The UMM campus tournament will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in Television Studio B (HFA 42). Volunteers are needed to help moderate (read questions), keep score and judge. If interested, contact dswenson@morris.umn.edu/.

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:
http://www.morris.umn.edu/academic/chancellor/OfficeHours.html the day you plan to drop in on the Chancellor or call his office at ext. 6020.

There will be an informational/application meeting for all secondary education students planning to graduate in 2007 on Monday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m. 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.

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