Tom McRoberts has been appointed as the director of Continuing Education and Regional Programs at UMM. McRoberts has held the joint positions of interim director of Continuing Education and Regional Programs and director of the Center for International Programs. He will continue as director of CIP through this academic year. McRoberts is a recipient of the University's Tate Award for Excellence in Advising. Most recently, he has overseen the reorganization of CERP and the reduction of its base budget as mandated by the Budget Task Force.
UMM has received a record number of student applicants for admission for its fall 2006 incoming class. This year's 885 applicants have already surpassed last year’s number at this time by 278, an increase of 46 percent. These are the most students who have applied to UMM in the last seven years. Read more at http://www.morris.umn.edu
Tickets remain for the "A Prairie Home Companion" show coming to Morris on February 11. Call 589-6356 for credit card sales, or walk into the Office of Student Activities, lower level of the student center, to purchase. Student tickets (1 per student with student I.D.) are $15, and general admission tickets are $45. If you have questions please call Maggie Larson at 589-6053.
University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks will deliver the State of the University address at UMM on Thursday, March 2, at 3 p.m. The speech will be broadcast live to the Coffman Theatre on the Twin Cities campus, in conjunction with the University Senate meeting.
Senior Cougar basketball forward Malinda Berglund set a new single game record with 42 points scored in the win over Martin Luther College on Saturday. The previous record was set by Cindy Lonneman (1982-83). Berglund also became only the 16th player in Cougar women's basketball history to reach the 1,000-point mark (1,015). A story about the team appeared in today's (Wednesday, Jan. 25) Minneapolis Star Tribune at http://www.startribune.com/513/story/203010.html .
ATTENTION SENIORS: Do you want to participate in 2006 Commencement? Do you plan to your degree in Spring 06, SS06 or Fall 06? Apply online now. Deadline is January 30. Visit http://www.morris.umn.edu/onestop/ .
The following Chancellor's Open Office hours have been scheduled during the spring semester: Friday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 9 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 3:30 p.m. and Friday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. All members of the UMM campus community are welcome to drop in 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 out 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.
Oil paintings, drawings and photography, the work of studio art alumnus Steven Leske is on exhibit at the Redwood Falls Public Library through March 17.
Secondary Education Program applicants planning to graduate in 2007: All material was to be submitted to Pat in the Education Division office by December 22. Remember to sign up NOW for your interview for the secondary education program. Interviews will be January 23 through 27. Sign up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door (200).
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 next test is offered at UMM on March 4. Also, all education students MUST pass all three areas of the PPST before a Minnesota teaching license will be granted. Contact Counseling for information on registering now!
Elementary Education Program applicants planning to graduate in 2008: All application material is to be submitted to Pat in the Education Division office no later than Friday, Jan. 27. Interviews will be February 6 through 10. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Education Division Office door (211).
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