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A memorial service for UMM junior, Richard Thomas "Rick" Rose, was held Tuesday on the campus mall. The campus community is saddened that Rick, a biology major with an emphasis in teaching, a student coach, student athlete and friend, died as the result of an accident on the campus football field at the conclusion of Saturday's football game. Expressions of sympathy and condolences may be sent to Patricia Jo and Jerry Dean Rose, 3404 W. Wagonwheel Road, Benton City, Wash., 99320-8662. A memorial fund has been established by Rick's family. Contributions to the Rick Rose Memorial Fund can be made to any of the U.S. Bank branches.


Six UMM students were among the 65 participants in the "Brainerd YMCA Karate Invitational." Erik Jacobson and Andy Korth placed first and third, respectively, in men's intermediate kata. Kelly Ruter and Lisa Frazeur placed second and third, respectively, in women's black belt kata. The Morris team (Kelly Ruter, Lisa Frazeur and Anne Hayes) placed second in adult team kata.

The UMM Speech Team traveled to Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato October 21-22 to participate in the 2005 Vocal Viking. The team set a new record with 62 team points. Individually, three members qualified for the National Forensics Association National Tournament to be held in April 2006 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Qualifying were team president Laura Hildreth, second in extemporaneous speaking student coach Danelle Orange, fourth in prose interpretation and Jacqueline Rhode, second in impromptu speaking. Additionally, the team had four members place who did not advance to nationals including Hildreth who was third in after dinner speaking, Orange who was fifth in after dinner speaking, and Rhode and Estella Claymore who were fourth in dramatic duo.

The faculty and staff intramural softball team (FAST) captured the intramural championship, defeating student teams in the semi-finals (The Bludgeoners) and finals (Ice Pirates).


Community Service & Volunteerism hosted the 5th Annual Volunteer Fair today. Students had the opportunity to meet personally with community representatives from local non-profit organizations.

UMM residence halls and Community Service & Volunteerism will team up again to host the annual Trick-Or-Can Food Drive on Thursday, Oct. 27. Meet at 5:45 p.m. outside Independence Hall to divide into groups, hand out bags and maps, and get ready to collect canned food donations throughout Morris. All the items go to the Stevens County Food Shelf, located at 701 Iowa Avenue.

Myron Lowe, Office of Information Technology departmental director, will be on the UMM campus on Tuesday, Nov. 1. An open meeting has been scheduled for 2-3 p.m. in Science 3500. Lowe would like to meet with researchers regarding University of Minnesota participation in national network consortiums. The consortiums support research by connecting researchers, research sites, and advanced applications that enable and expand research activity. Lowe will give a brief overview of the advanced networks and a few examples of applications in use. He would like to hear about UMM projects and discuss how the networks and applications will be useful at UMM. More information regarding the consortiums may be found at and David Loewi, UMM director of computing services, will introduce Lowe and facilitate the discussion.

Edward Langerak, a St. Olaf philosophy professor with a doctorate from Princeton, is the first speaker to address the 30th Midwest Philosophy Colloquium with an address at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Newman Catholic Center. Dr. Langerak's specializations include Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, and Kant. He will also present a paper at 2:30 p.m. November 1 in the Prairie Lounge.

Weather permitting, the UMM telescope on the 4th floor of the Science building will be open for public observing on the following dates: Friday, Nov. 11, 8- 9:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 2,from 7-8:30 p.m. Dress warmly - the dome is unheated and open to the sky. Kids are welcome. Young children may have more success on the November night, since we will be able to view the moon. In case of clouds (or worse), 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

Plan to attend an open conversation with the new University of Minnesota vice president for research, R. Timothy Mulcahy. Dr. Mulcahy assumed his position in February 2005, and this will be his first visit to the Morris campus. This is an opportunity to introduce him to the accomplishments and needs of the Morris campus. At the open session, he will also talk about the Research Strategic Planning Task Forces, the Process Streamlining Project and Commercialization of Intellectual Property. The conversation will take place in Science and Math room 1020 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. We hope this event will help continue the long-standing and productive relationship UMM has enjoyed with the vice president for research Office. Please e-mail Tom Mahoney at mahoneyt if there are specific topics you would like discussed.

The next Chancellor's Open Office hour is Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 1:30 p.m. All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in to 309 Behmler Hall 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.

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