The P.E. Center gym is scheduled to be the site to welcome home members of Charlie Company, representing 150-plus members of the Morris and area National Guard, on Sunday, Dec. 4. The event, hosted by the Morris National Guard, will begin at 7 p.m. The troops are returning following over a year of service in Iraq. The departure ceremony in September 2004 was also held in the P.E. Center.
The annual holiday Toys For Tots program is underway until December 12. Bring new, unwrapped presents to Student Activities, the Common Cup Coffeehouse, or the Ranch House Restaurant to receive a coupon for $1 off any lunch entree at the Ranch House. You can also support Cougar basketball and help Toys for Tots by attending women's and men's basketball games on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10. Students who donate a new, unwrapped toy at the event will receive a free bag of popcorn. Non-students who donate a new, unwrapped toy at the event will receive free admission. Friday's matches begin at 5:30 p.m. for women 7:30 p.m. for men. Saturday's women's and men's games begin at 1 and 3 p.m., respectively. For more information, contact Community Service and Volunteerism at email@example.com, or Heather Pennie, UMM head volleyball coach and contact for SAAC, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News about the accomplishments of Roger Wareham, Stephen Burks and Pat Hein appears on the U of M People page at http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Faculty_Staff_Comm/people.html under the heading, "November 28."
Paul Myers, biology, has received extensive media coverage in the Mpls Star Tribune (11/26/05) and City Pages (11/23/05).
Josh Krois, center for the Cougar football team, was named second-team all-conference in the UMAC.
Alumnus Chad Olson is the conductor for the Minnesota Freedom Band. Read more at www.lavendermagazine.com/artman/publish/article_1732.php
Clifford Panton, former UMM assistant professor of music, has just released a CD with Centaur Records. The catalog number and content of the CD are: CRC 2750: Music of William Grant Still. Carmela from Vignettes Trio Bambalele e Espin Garda - Two Brazilian folk songs from Folk Suite No. 1 Here's One - American Spiritual Summerland from Three Visions Suite Suggested by Richmond Barthe's "African Dancer" Suggested by Sargent Johnson's "Mother and Child" Suggested by Augusta Savage's "Gamin" Blues from ballet Lennox Avenue Quit dat Fool'nish (two Cameos) Picnic with Sheilah Procession of the Ants Pastorela tone poem Clifford Panton, violin Jason Alfred, piano. To order go to
Are you interested in teaching a young, fascinated, and enthusiastic audience about science? The American Chemical Society invites you to a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Science 3005. Science Sensations, an annual activity organized by the ACS, will be discussed. During spring semester, teams of two-four people visit area elementary schools to perform easy and fun science demonstrations. You do not have to be a science major all majors are welcome. If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, contact Jenna Benson at email@example.com or 589-3197.
A Grants Orientation Workshop for new faculty and staff, as well as anyone else who would like an overview of the UMM Grants Office, will take place Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1-2 p.m. in the Science Conference Room 3500. To accommodate schedules, the workshop will again be offered on Thursday, Dec. 8, 10-11 a.m., also in the Science Conference Room 3500. Don't miss this opportunity to receive an overview of the services offered by the Grants Development Office and the process for applying for grants at UMM, as well as some tips for seeking funding. Snacks will be served. Please RSVP to Rita Bolluyt, Grants Development Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 6465.
Dr. Marcia Bjornerud of the geology department, Lawrence University, and author of the recent book, Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth, will present a lecture, "Ecologite (high pressure) metamorphism caught in the act: Implications for tectonics on the early Earth," at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in 3650 Science. Dr. Bjornerud's talk is aimed at the general public and all are welcomed. Refreshments will be served before the presentation. For additional information contact Keith Brugger, ext 6310.
UMM student services announces a new web tool, Parent/Guest View Access, to help manage your student information. You can select specific access as you see appropriate for each viewer. View-only access can be given for student account, financial aid status, grades, holds, financial aid awards and enrollment summary.
For more information or to grant access, go to www.morris.umn.edu/onestop/parent_guest_access.html
If you plan to complete your degree requirements by the end of Spring 06, May/SS06, or Fall 06, remember to APPLY ONLINE FOR YOUR DEGREE. You can link to the application at http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/registrar/grad.html
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The next Chancellor's Open Office hour is Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 2 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 Web site: 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 is now a new requirement for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education: the University Senate policy, Education in the Responsible Conduct of Sponsored Research and Grants Management. Implementation of the policy was guided by a faculty committee, and the resulting requirement has two components: 1) Faculty and Principal Investigators must review an online information update about changes in policies related to RCR issues once every year, and 2) Faculty and PIs must report their participation in an awareness/discussion activity related to RCR topics once every three years. PIs who have not met these requirements when they submit a proposal will receive a reminder e-mail. PIs who have not met these requirements when they receive an award will not have the award account established. Additional information about the RCR continuing education requirement is available on the FIRST Web site at
The Beautiful U Day grant program has now extended its deadline to January 27, 2006. More information, guidelines and applications, can be found at http://www.buday.umn.edu/grantinfo.html. Questions regarding the grants program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.orgFor current and archived news, events, and sports, visit the new UMM home page at http://www.morris.umn.edu
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