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Jim “Doc” Carlson ’65, UMM professor of music, was be inducted into the Minnesota Music Educators Association Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 17, during the MMEA winter banquet. The award recognizes Carlson’s excellence in teaching and the many contributions he has made to music education during his career. Read the story on the UMM news Web site.

The campus is invited to attend the State of the University address, to be given by University President Robert Bruininks from the Morris campus at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in HFA Proscenium Theatre. The speech will be broadcast live to the Coffman Theatre on the Twin Cities campus, in conjunction with the University Senate meeting, as well as to other U coordinate campuses. Question and answer period will follow the speech. A reception will then follow in the HFA lobby area. Direct questions regarding this event to Judy Riley, University Relations, ext. 6050.

Accomplishments

Vice president for University Services Kathleen O’Brien announced 36 Beautiful U Day grants, for projects taking place on or near Beautiful U Day, April 20, 2006. Funding was awarded to University departments and student groups across the State for projects including: litter clean-up, landscaping improvements, academic symposia, arts projects, and building clean-outs. Grants to the Morris campus are: Morris Physical Plant department to plant vines on the outfield fence, perennials, and a screen of spruce trees around the Women’s Varsity Softball Field American Chemical Society Chemistry Club plans to paint a mural on a stairwell in the new science building on the Morris campus Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA) to transform the area behind the Science Building into a prairie walking area for people to enjoy Education Minnesota Student Program (EMSP) plan to bring more wildlife to campus by building birdhouses and feeders and distributing them around campus and Morris Episcopal Campus Ministry (MECM) to construct a classic seven-ring labyrinth on a site that is accessible and near the Morris central campus.

Ray Schultz, theater, has been chosen as a residential fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study of the University of Minnesota, located in the Twin Cities. Selection is quite competitive for this particular recognition of Schultz's accomplishments and potential for future scholarship.

Cougar swimming and diving team closed out the 2005-2006 season with a ninth place finish at the Liberal Arts Championships held at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa last weekend. Kristine Ertl led the way for the Cougars with a second place finish in the 50- yard freestyle. Read more at Cougar Athletics.

Jong Min Kim, statistics, published two journal articles: Jong Min Kim, Joshua M. Tebbs, and Seung Won An, "Estensions of Mangat's randomized-response model," Journal of Statistical Planning and Interference, 136 (2006), 1554-1567.
J. B. Ryu, J. M. Kim, T. K. Heo, and C. G. Park, "On Stratified
Randomized Response Sampling," Model Assisted Statistics and Applications, 1 (2005-2006), 31-36.

Kay Carlson, music, presented a session on "Developing
Student Accompanists" at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Mid-Winter Clinic at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 17.

Sam Schuman's essay, "Teaching Honors," appeared in the Fall/Winter issue of Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. This was a special number of JNCHC on "What is Honors?"


Announcements

Jon Houtman '94, and Jen Deutchman '94 will visit UMM on February 23. Houtman will talk about his career path and answer questions about careers in the
biosciences on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in Science 2190. He'll also speak about his research, T Cell Activation, on Friday, Feb. 24, at 9:15 a.m. in Science 2200. Houtman is a new assistant professor in the microbiology department at the U of Iowa. All are welcome to attend.

The next Chancellor's Open Office hour is Thursday, March 16, at 9 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: Office Hours the day you plan to drop in on the Chancellor or call his office at ext. 6020.

The Midwinter Event, hosted by the UMM Alumni Association, will be held Thursday, March 16, 5-7 p.m., at Solera's Barcelona Room. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and pleasant conversation. RSVP to ext. 6066, e-mail alumni@morris.umn.edu or respond online at Midwinter.


Deadlines

The priority deadline date for you/parent(s) to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA is by March 1, 2006. When the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA is submitted after March 1 you may not receive institutional grant funds. If you/parent(s) have not completed a 2005 Federal Tax Form, estimate 2005 tax information (using your 2004 Federal Tax Form). Once you/parent(s) have completed the 2005 Federal Tax Form then make corrections to the processed FAFSA. Complete the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The paper FAFSA applications can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at 105 Behmler Hall. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for any questions. For more information on applying for financial aid go to Financial Aid.

Elementary or Secondary Education Program applicants 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. You must have signed up by February 2. Please contact Counseling for information on registering now!

The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will mark its sixth year on April 21. This event showcases a cross-section of research, creative, and scholarly work done by UMM students through independent research, capstone projects, Morris Academic Partnerships, and the like. Last year, nearly 60 students participated, presenting their work through oral presentations, posters, and live performances representing 18 different disciplines. Presentation submissions for the 2006 URS are now being accepted through Wednesday, March 1. More information about the event, including archives of previous URS abstract books and photos, can be found at URS.

Attention Nontraditional Women and Men Students! Applications for the Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship and the University of Minnesota Alumnae Scholarship are now available. You must be 28 years of age or older, returning after a five year or longer break in education, and admitted to or enrolled in a degree-granting program at any U of M campus. Financial need is critical. Six to eight awards, ranging from $1,000 - $4,000 are awarded annually. Letters of recommendation are required. The Macpherson is open only to women the U of M Alumnae Scholarship is open to women and men. Stop by the Office of Continuing Education, 225 Community Services for an application or you may go to the Office for University Women web site at UWomen and click on "Macpherson/Alumnae Scholarships" to bring up the application for downloading. Deadline is April 28, 2006.
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Weekly Bulletin is published by the Office of University Relations and sent electronically campus wide each Wednesday afternoon throughout the academic year. Submissions of items for publication are accepted by noon each Wednesday to Judy Riley at rileyjk@morris.umn.edu.