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Friends and loved ones, including more than 100 service veterans from the region, packed the P.E. Center gymnasium at UMM to welcome home from Iraq the soldiers of Charlie Company during a ceremony held December 5. Read more at

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, or Heather Pennie, UMM head volleyball coach and contact for SAAC, at

Gail Hockert, Student Counseling, has been granted licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.

A story written by Carol Ford, science and math staff about Timna Wyckoff, biology, was included in the December 1 eNews at

Renewable energy efforts by the WCROC/UMM are the topic of a story in The Furrow at The Furrow is thought to be the largest circulation farm magazine. Farm Journal is the largest subscription-based one.

A video featuring UMM alumna, Rachel Brand, aired December 6 on C-Span. The segment, a discussion of Judge Samuel Alito's record (Supreme Court nominee), can be seen at for approximately 15 days. Brand is the assistant attorney general in the Office for Legal Policy.

Aida Martinez, director of the Multi-Ethnic Student Program, will conduct with colleagues the Community Cross-Racial Institute on LGBT Issues in Higher Education during the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, May 30-June 4, 2006. This day and half-long institute will provide a venue to have an effective discussion among a broad cross-section of the LGBT communities of color and their allies who are mostly on predominantly white institution
campuses. It is the first time this conference, in its 19-year history, will host a day and a half institute on such a critical issue in higher education.

Congratulations to the following nine UMM Concert Band students who have been accepted into the 2006 Minnesota College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Honor Band to perform in Minneapolis in February during the MMEA Convention: Albert Stimson, clarinet Liza Jordan, clarinet Kate Raymond, clarinet Sara Friedrichs, alto saxophone Tom Henchal, trumpet Lacee Heald, trumpet Lisa Musielewicz, trumpet Maggie James, horn and Joel Adams, tuba.


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 or 589-3197.

The Campus Activities Council at UMM is looking for faculty and staff who are interested in a performance opportunity next semester. CAC is planning a variety show for Thursday, Feb. 2. Those interested should e-mail Sara Bremer at The show will be held only if enough people respond.

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
If you have questions, contact the Registrar's Office at 212 Behmler Hall. You can e-mail them at If you plan to be done with your requirements by the end of this term, you need to contact them as soon as possible.

Elementary or secondary education program applicants: You must take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before entering either the elementary or secondary education program. The test will be offered at UMM on January 7. If you are an elementary education student planning to graduate in 2008 OR are a secondary education student planning to graduate in 2007 you MUST take this test no later than the January 7 test date to meet application deadlines. The registration form should be submitted today! Also, all education students MUST complete all three areas of the PPST before entering the program. Contact Counseling for information on registering.

Secondary education applicants planning to graduate in 2007: All of the application material is due to Pat Nelson in the Education Division office no later than Thursday, December 22, 2005. When you return in January, remember to sign up for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27. Sign up sheets will be on the Education Division Office door (200).
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