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Chancellor's Search Update: As the timing for on-campus visits by finalists for the position of UMM Chancellor approaches, the Search Committee would like to inform the campus community of tentative scheduling. If all goes as expected, full-day candidate visits will be scheduled sometime between March 29 through April 7. Please note that these dates are tentative this is simply a preliminary announcement so that the campus community can plan accordingly. As soon as these dates become firm and the finalists are identified, all information will be made available. The Chancellor's Search Web site is Chancellor'sSearch.
Accomplishments

Seung-Ho Joo, political science, was an invited lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. His lecture was given on February 16 on the topic of "South Korea's 'Sunshine Policy' and the U.S.-ROK Relations at the Crossroads."

Vicki Graham, English, has been invited to participate in the prestigious Forest Writers Residency organized by Oregon State University. The program brings together writers, humanists and scientists to create a living, growing record of how we understand the forest and the relationship of people to the forest, as that understanding and that forest change over time.

Vicente Cabrera, Spanish, will read from his fourth novel, Los malditos amantes de Carolina, at 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the University of Minnesota Bookstore, located in Coffman Memorial Union on the University's Minneapolis campus. Also reading from portions of the book that they translated into English will be Stacey Parker Aronson, Tom Turner and James Wojtaszek, all UMM Spanish faculty.

[Mount Vernon (Ohio) News 3/14/06] UMM student Leck Addair is mentioned in a story about the Global Student Teaching program through UMM, "Addair: Australians more health-conscious than Americans."

[Twin Cities campus Web site 3/3/06] Coverage of the State of the U address given from the Morris campus included photos taken by UMM student Andy Geyer and Mike Cihak, Media Services. UMM also received mention in State of the U-related stories in the March 3, 2006, editions of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily.

[Minnesota Daily 3/3/06] UMM and Dan Moore, MCSA vice president for finance and operations, are included in "Biomed funds top U agenda."

[St. Paul Pioneer Press 3/8/06] UMM is mentioned in the story, "U gets high marks in student survey." From the story: "Morris continues to have the highest overall satisfaction ratings among the four U campuses...Morris also scored highest on quality of instruction..."

[Mpls Star Tribune 3/10/06] UMM story, "U at Morris seeks to perk up its enrollment."


Announcements

TODAY: Academic Opportunities Expo for Students: March 15, 4:30-5:30, Student Center. Learn about interesting academic enhancement opportunities such as Internships, Study Abroad, Morris Academic Partners, Service Learning, self-designed majors, Morris Administrative Fellows, Summer Term and UROP. The event begins with a brief general session in Edson Auditorium, followed by an informal browsing session in Oyate. Students will have a chance to meet experts in each program and find out how to enhance their academic program. Food and prizes. Come and bring a friend!

Students: Annual Planning begins on March 13. As UMM's spring advising event, it is your chance to create a long-range plan for your academic program. You will meet with your advisor to discuss goals, choose classes and explore options that will help you meet your goals. Students who have completed fewer than 60 credits are required to meet with their advisors to develop a plan before registering for Fall classes. Schedule an appointment to see your advisor or contact the Advising Office if you need assistance.

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: 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.

The Faculty Culture Task Force will hold an open forum for all interested faculty, staff, and students on Tuesday, April 11, 9-11 a.m. in ITV location, HFA #7. Members of the task force will seek feedback on draft recommendations that will be released in late March, as well as any other feedback or ideas participants wish to share. For more information, contact Karen Zentner Bacig at kbacig@umn.edu.

University of Minnesota Smoke-Free Indoor Air Policy - Smoking is prohibited in all facilities and within 25 feet from building entrances at the University of Minnesota. Plant Services and the Campus Safety Committee ask for everyone's cooperation with compliance of this policy. Signs have been placed on exterior doors to remind people of the University policy. Additional information regarding the policy can be found at the University of Minnesota policy Web site:
http://www.fpd.finop.umn.edu/groups/ppd/documents/policy/smoke.cfm?copy=print .


Deadlines

USA Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2006 United Staff Association (USA) $300 scholarship. Sons, daughters, spouses, and registered domestic partners of UMM civil service or bargaining unit employees are eligible. Applicants must be attending UMM spring semester 2006. Applications are available from committee members: Alisande Allaben, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Bonnie
Gulbrandson, Registrar's Office Lynn Schulz, Computing Services Laura
Thielke, External Relations, or at the Web site http://www.morris.umn.edu/USA/Scholarship.html . Applications must be submitted to a committee member by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2006. The scholarship will be awarded during spring semester 2006.

The political science discipline is accepting applications for the Gieske Academic Award for the 2005-06 academic year. The Gieske Academic Award is offered annually to an outstanding political science major in their senior year. Recipients will have an exceptional record of accomplishment at UMM as well as strong prospects for success after graduation. The recipient of the Gieske Academic Award will be recognized at the Student Honors and Awards Ceremony in May 2006. Applications should be picked up and returned to the Social Science Division Office in Camden Hall. Completed applications are due Friday, March 31, by 4:30 p.m. in the Social Science Division Office.

The following scholarship applications can be completed on the web at
http://www.morris.umn.edu/financialaid/returnscholar.html or pick-up the applications from the Admissions and Financial Aid Office:
The 2006-2007 Gertrude Gaffney Hanlon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to UMM returning students with Irish Nationality and financial need. This scholarship is renewable to past recipients. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a requirement. The priority deadline to complete and submit the FAFSA for the University of Minnesota, Morris to the federal processor is by March 1. Complete the FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. UMM's Federal School Code is 002389. The deadline date is April 3, 2006.
The 2006-2007 John Vo Memorial Scholarship is awarded to UMM returning student who will be completing cross-disciplinary work, which includes the arts. Preference will be given to fifth year seniors. The deadline date is March 21, 2006.
The 2006-2007 Karyn Nielson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to UMM returning students demonstrating good character by participating in community service, church activities and volunteerism. This scholarship may be renewable to past recipients. The deadline date is March 13, 2006.
The 2006-2007 Phi Mu Delta Scholarship is awarded to UMM returning junior or senior who demonstrates Phi Mu Delta's "Three-S" philosophy, which is:
Service: the finer qualities of ethical conduct toward fellow man
Social: well-developed social manners, courtesy and kindness
Scholarship: diligent application to study, not only in order that the requirements of UMM be met, but also that achievement above the average level may be attained. The deadline is March 13, 2006.

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 www.umn.edu/women 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.