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The membership of the UMM Chancellor's search committee has been finalized. The members are as follows: Nancy Carpenter, chair, chemistry Jim Cotter, geology Pareeena Lawrence, economics Leslie Meek, psychology and alumna Sarah Buchanan, French Janet Schrunk Ericksen, English Gwen Rudney, education Greg Cuomo, WCROC: Cassie McMahon, Latrice Robinson, students David Swenson, Student Activities Maddy Maxeiner, External Relations and alumna Karen Ellis, Continuing Education and alumna Charles Glasrud, attorney and community member and Craig Swan, vice provost for undergraduate education, Twin Cities campus. Sue Gooch will provide staff support to the search committee. A public bid process has been launched to solicit requests for proposals from academic executive search firms to partner with the search committee in conducting an aggressive national search and recruitment process. Bids will be received by October 25, with selection of the search firm by November 1.

Don't miss all the fun this weekend during UMM Homecoming. A "Viva Las Morris!" theme will be the focus for a variety of events, sponsored by the UMM Alumni Association and the Campus Activities Council Homecoming and Traditions Committee.
Find a complete list of Homecoming events at or contact the Office of Alumni Relations, ext. 6066.

This weekend's Homecoming game versus Crown College will be both historic and nostalgic. Following 35 years of football competition on "Cougar Field" at UMM, Saturday's 1 p.m. kick off may be the last on the current playing field. Beginning with the 2006 football season, the Cougars will move to a new stadium that will be a shared facility with Morris Area High School. The field will be located adjacent to Cougar Field, directly south of the UMM P.E. Center. You're invited to be part of the history of Cougar Field this Saturday. Be there for the 1 p.m. kickoff!


James G. Schryver, art, spoke during the University of Minnesota Archaeology Consortium, held in the Twin Cities on Thursday, Oct. 16. His presentation was titled, "Crusader Archaeology: Present Knowledge and Future Directions."


Chancellor Sam Schuman will join UMM alumnus and author Kent Meyers in a public signing of their books at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the McGinnis Room of the Rodney Briggs Library. The event is sponsored by the Briggs Library Associates. Meyers will also give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Monday in HFA Recital Hall. The evening event is sponsored by the UMM Alumni Association.

Alumnus Ken Bruss '78 will present the inaugural lecture of the Joseph J. Latterell Visiting Alumnus Program at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Science Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the lecture. Bruss, director of Technical Operations Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Kansas City, Mo., will speak on "Flexible Chemistry: From Foods to Pharmaceuticals."

Biologist Timna Wyckoff will discuss "Antibiotic use in agriculture: the good, the bad and the controversial" during the next "Café Scientifique" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Common Cup Coffeehouse. The public is welcome and audience participation is encouraged.

The next Chancellor's Open Office hour is Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3 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: 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 elementary education majors planning to graduate in 2008 at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Science 2190. If you were at the September 21 meeting, you do not need to attend this one.

Students interested in entering the elementary or secondary education program 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 before fall break.
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